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2015-05-01 01:25 pm
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Politics

I've been unusually politically engaged this time round -- faced with a local slate of Conservative (incumbent), Lib Dem, Labour, UKIP, Green and Socialist Party of Great Britain, I went to the local hustings.

Historically I have voted LibDem, Labour and (I suspect) Ecology, and I think I've only voted for the winner once. I *think* last time I didn't vote Labour thanks to Iraq etc, and returned to LibDem. This time the fall out from ConDem coalition makes such a vote less likely but...


2010:
Conservative 22,050
Liberal Democrat 16,002
Labour 7,940
UK Independence Party 1,907
Green 1,137
Money Reform Party 173

UKIP would have to steal a lot of votes from the Tories to allow the LibDems in and they may well be as likely to take from Labour according to the people in South Thanet. I went into the hustings thinking that I would choose between Green and Socialist Party of Great Britain, but the latter candidate impressed me even less than the SWP people I knew at university. The LibDem candidate was the better speaker -- but tuition fees was a nightmare.


So last night I went off the see Bisi Alimi speak in Ramsgate, billed as Farage's healthcare tourist. He was the first person to come out on Nigerian television and, facing violence and criminal charges, he sought asylum. He is now a British citizen, a lecturer, working in HIV counselling and advocacy, with a particular emphasis on Africa. He was an impressive speaker -- but then it looks as if he's been doing a lot of this kind of thing. His plan was to spend today talking to UKIP voters and posing the question, what have immigrants done to you?

There is a loose alliance of people in South Thanet campaigning to keep Farage out, and good luck to them. This particular event attracted candidates from
Al-Zebabist Nation of Ooog and the Labour Party -- who appeared to be the sponsors of the event. It was disappointing to see that Will Scobie the Labour candidate left before the talk and discussion started.

What was striking was that, aside from the first respondent and the Hope Not Hate representative, all the speakers were women. Unusual.
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2013-07-02 04:05 pm

Many Hands

Saturday I got up at daft o'clock to celebrate the 25th anniversary of my driving test - I caught the 6.00am train to Victoria, breakfasted in the Regency Cafe and was the first person through the doors of the Lowry exhibition. Imagine! Having the whole exhibition to yourself! After doing something similar for Lichtenstein and Hirst, I'd imagine crowds, but I had the place largely to myself - there were no more than four people in the same room as me at any time. A fantastic show, although light on biographical context.

And I am still pondering whether his liking of Pirandello might explain him somehow.

You could buy flat caps in the shop. But not, as far as I could see, whippets.


I also did Caulfield and Hume - shows rather light on explanation, and I rather bounced off.

I'd planned to do the Psycho show at Pace, but ambled first to the Pace at the rear of the RAA where I saw a Robert Irwin show (presumably not the same Robert Irwin...).

At this point I ran into and - against a certain degree of cynicism - watched half an hour or so of Pride. I confess and would like to risk expressing mixed feelings. It's the first one I've seen.

The theme this year seemed to be marriage and I can see the if-it-quacks-like-a-duck argument for extending civil partnerships, enshrining equal rights, clarity of medical decisions and access, inheritance of property etc. On the other hand, I have reservations about marriage as an institution for anyone. I'm also torn between the seashift of corporate attitudes that means people can now march as workers with Tesco and on the other hand the question of whether, say, BP and Barclays are in a position to gain positive PR from this. (I realise Apartheid is over now. I still have a distrust of Barclay's). I was all for the scattered placards complaining about the commercialisation of Pride, but on the other hand these were branded Socialist Worker.

On the other hand, it is good to see public displays of commitment, across the QUILTBAG spectrum.

On the other hand, whistles still annoy me...

Were there people marching for themselves or with partners who weren't under a brand? Or do you have to be part of a gang? (I suppose I should have been marching with my colleagues, had I chosen to, although I didn't recognise anyone there.) Was there a group of miscellaneous marchers at the back? If so I moved on before I saw them. The old visibility problem, perhaps. Where are the banners for people with no banners save their own visibility on the march?

Several of the crowd didn't remember - pace the placards - Lucy Meadows. I'm ashamed it took a couple of minutes to place the context.

It was hot in the sun. I was beginning to dehydrate. It was all rather moving.

It took a bit of wandering to locate Pace, proper, and it required an entryphone to be negotiated. I passed, for now.

Then a long wander up to a pub I like in Finsbury. On the other hand, I've twice been when Whitstable IPA was one of the choices and I can get that locally. Not all the beers taste great. And there was only one choice this time. I rapidly moved onto Clerkenwell and the Craft Beer Co, where there was only one beer at 4%. The rest was 7% plus. I settled for a 7% Thornbridge/Dark Star collaboration and a Sirens at 11.4%, but only a half. £10.50. Ouch. On several levels.

That left a stagger down to Temple, and the train home from Victoria.
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2013-04-29 11:50 pm

Meanwhile...

Is that really two months since the last post?

It has been sixty days of reading and writing and failing to sleep and failing to wake up.

There has been art - Lichtenstein, Frink, Riley, Hodgkin - and photography, with a picture on show at the Sidney Cooper. There are photos.

There has been beer. On the one hand too much. On the other hand not enough. Inroads into Lincolnshire.

Oh yes, a plenary paper.

A failure to take a vacation.

(See failing to sleep and failing to wake up.)

Not enough walking. Too much rain and cold.

One day, I will have content.
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2013-02-03 08:29 pm
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"Modern" Opera

I recall a British company who did modern translations (ie rude) of operas, but I can't for the life of me remember their name. London Mozart Players? English Opera? I think it was semi-professional, and it was either the Purcell Room or BAC if I ever saw them (which I think he did).

Tamaranth should remember...
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2012-12-12 12:58 pm

CFP

Educating women: an interdisciplinary conference, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Thursday 18 July 2013.

There have been issues around women and education since before Christine de Pizan wrote in 1404 that

Not all men (and especially the wisest) share the opinion that it is bad for women to be educated. But it is very true that many foolish men have claimed this because it displeased them that women knew more than they did.

Progress since then has been varied. Lady Margaret Beaufort founded two Cambridge colleges in the early 1500s but it is less than 60 years since women were first awarded degrees from Cambridge. In the UK, although STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects are integral to our economic success this is still a male dominated sector and in the last 10 years there has been no improvement in the uptake of women in mathematical sciences – 38% of students – or engineering and technology, where just 15% of students are women. Globally while the gender gap has narrowed over recent years, statistics from UNESCO in 2011 showed that girls are still at a disadvantage: in South and West Asia for example only 1 in 2 women can read or write compared with 7 out of 10 men.

The idea for this conference, which will consider the education of and by women from the middle ages to the present day, came from a mother and daughter’s interests in education and early modern women. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to discuss issues around educating women (and girls) with a view to understanding the realities.

Guidelines for submission of paper/symposia abstracts

Abstracts for papers should not exceed 300 words. Symposia proposals and submissions from postgraduate students are welcome. The conference language is English.
Possible topics could include (but are not restricted to):
- informal and formal education of women and girls
- pre-modern scholarly women
- attitudes to educating/educated women
- global inequalities
- girls, women and lifelong learning
- women leaders in education
- feminist/anti-feminist influences on educating women
All abstracts for papers or other suggested presentations must be submitted by Monday 28th January 2013 to education.research@canterbury.ac.uk. Acceptance will be confirmed by Thursday 28 February 2013. It is hoped to publish a book of papers from the conference.

For questions and enquiries about submissions, please contact lynne.graham-matheson@canterbury.ac.uk or helen.graham-matheson12@ucl.ac.uk. Further details about the conference will be available in the new year
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2012-11-27 09:28 pm

The Research Day

live blogging the research day: having gone to bed at 10.00pm gave self another hour in bed. Have been to bank and bought fruit, and now have an hour in a coffee bar to read the manuscript I am overdue reporting on.

Student email inquires if there are jobs in area of university I have nothing to do with.

11 hours ago ·

Signed off colleague appears; conversation ensues about teaching matters. Adjourn to office for 11 in case external speaker needs assistance. Will need to prepare for meeting at 12 and pick up essays that need marking. One page of manuscript read.

10 hours ago · Edited ·

When did I start locking my office door from the inside?

9 hours ago ·

Meeting for first year core module, conversation with the two cohorts of the at-risk module on level 5. Lunch?

7 hours ago ·

Five minute conversation about research groups. Back to virtual learning environment and prep for a module I don't teach.

6 hours ago ·

Phones helpline to deal with fees query; put through to fees whose phone tells me to phone the helpline. Fortunately I have a direct number. Now going in search of someone to sort first years into fifteen groups...

5 hours ago · Edited ·

Fourteen groups, each with a PR student and fitting the existing timetable. We are genii. Picked up second pile of essays. Time to go for coffee and to read the manuscript. Is there any point in taking the marking home?

5 hours ago ·

But first save the lecture I'm giving next week from a module I don't teach on. Kantain deontology? No good can come of it.

5 hours ago ·

Walk away from the PC (must email external examiner. Tomorrow's to-do list)

5 hours ago ·

Although I had to go to the sorting office for a parcel and walked back into town via the beer shop. Three bottles bought for Christmas day.

4 hours ago ·

I note this chapter is justified, all the others are ragged right. See, I am paying attention.

3 hours ago ·

Sends query about possible book proposal.

3 hours ago ·

Ooh, you bitch... Contributor to the manuscript flatters then insults me and others. I spy a self-serving argument.

3 hours ago ·

Another chapter read - two to go. Time to see if bread is being sold off at Marks & S

3 hours ago ·

Longer phone call to Aged Ps than planned, have now read last two chapters of Ms. No more score settling noticed, but sie is a case apart from other critics. Calling it a day for work, especially as the cat wants to play with the track pad. I'm sure I was going to email someone something, but I've forgotten who or what. Taking a Clarke submission to a pub to read for an hour.

A few seconds ago ·

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2012-09-28 11:27 am

Thinking Aloud: Gender and Genre - or, The Devil's Avocado

I'm trying to get a grip on a Big Idea for a research project so this is almost needing shooting down - but gently. I'm not quite sure whether what I'm writing here is self-evident or nonsense (which is hardly a binary). I think I'm trying to work out what I need to attune my critical antenna to as I start researching a given set of books. I'm playing devil's avocado, and I'm not sure what I feel about the ideas below. The ideas expressed are not [necessarily] those of the author... It is in the character of "For the sake of argument". Clearly there are books to which I need to be guided to fill out gender and other politics, and in a sense this already has a Sekrit Bibliography behind it. That reading list would show my hand rather too much, but I may post it in due course. I will stop now before I get unnecessarily defensive.


There is the principle that there is a biological distinction between the male and female sex.

(I suspect the number of people who don't fit into the binary male or female is underreported.

Genetic - we are XX or XY, although there are a number of variations on that.

Anatomy - clearly on the anatomical level there are physical properties that we label male or female - penis, testicles, vagina, womb etc - but some individuals will be born with organs from both or neither category or other variations that are significant but not for this project. Surgery can alter the configuration.

Self-image - at this point the biological shades into the social - on some level we perceive ourself as male or female, irrespective of what our organs are. If this aspect becomes relevant I'd clearly need to read materials on transgender and transsexual theory and experiences.

)

This distinction between "male" and "female" is probably more political than biology textbooks allow.


Specific societies construct gendered identities for its inhabitants to perform - which are legitimated as "natural" by the scientific categorization. These identities are policed through structures akin to the Repressive State Apparatus and Ideological State Apparatus, with positive images of the gender/sex match (blue for a boy, pink for a girl) and negative for the mismatch (the effeminate man, the butch woman).

Precisely because this is cultural/ideological rather than "natural", the values and characteristics which we tag as masculine or feminine will vary from period to period and place to place (men can now wear pink, women drink pints [and appear in BINGE NATION shock horror probe headlines]). We might note binaries such as active/passive, rational/irrational, logical/emotional, exterior/interior, concave/convex which map onto masculine/feminine. The binaries themselves are not always true binaries and may contradict each other. (Penetration is coded active, but engulfing is hardly passive.)

In reality all of us are at some point on a spectrum between (hegemonic) Masculinity and (hegemonic) Femininity.

(Ok - Masculinity and Femininity seem to be like genres. There is no text which belongs in one genre.)

The mechanisms which attempt to police the spectrum into a binary system "program" us to associate roles with genders. To take I Will Fear No Evil, a male imagining of a man in a woman's body, a man can be an entrepreneur, lawyer, businessman, doctor, judge, bodyguard or artist and a woman can be a secretary, nurse, muse, whore or mother. In the last forty years the division is less clear - but a man acting in the role of mother or a woman acting in the role of body guard becomes news in the man-bites-dog mode.

Narratives as interactions of characters will have different levels of verisimilitude/plausibility/realism/suspended disbelief depending on the sex of the characters. If it had been a boy rather than a girl deposited at Silas Marner's door, the mechanisms of the plot would not have been the same. Aside from Antigone, pre-nineteenth century tragic protagonists are male. (Possibly other exceptions.) To depict a female tragic heroine is to write against the grain.

Narrative structure is one of the ways we group texts together. (medium, style, language being others, but even these get gendered - embroidery as feminine etc.) Because the available verisimilitudinous narratives are gendered, so genres are gendered. Romance, melodrama, paranormal romance, mis lit?, perhaps fantasy vs noir, western, sf, espionage, perhaps crime. Like the active/passive binaries this is neither "natural", nor "logical", nor consistent, and yes Tolkien wrote fantasy and Christie wrote crime. There are societal values attached to genres - with romance, melodrama, paranormal romance, fantasy being dismissed as escapist. (Is there an sfnal narrative? It tends to the Bildungsroman, or at least often depicts a passage from innocence to experience.)

Gendered behaviour is not the natural property of a given sex - although the ownership of property has historically been policed. One wonders if the objection to gay/lesbian marriage is also an issue of property rights and the law of the father.

Now we come to the So What?


It is not necessarily a feminist act for a woman to write sf, as the writer could write within the codes. (No names, no pack drill.) But it can be regarded as one. It can challenge the narrative shape, the pool of available characters, the structures of the sentences. It inevitably becomes political as it challenges the hegemonic structures.

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2012-09-16 08:44 pm

Still Not Dead, Honest

This summer I have a) finished a book and b) not yet finished a book. The fact that that was not "finished two books" means that the paper I was going to write for the Weird Council conference had not been written when I left home on Thursday. Nor, because mine host got back from work at 5.30 rather than 6.30, was it written by 6.30 on Thursday. Then, naturally, Googlemaps lied about the location of Southampton Row (locating it off Bainbridge Street) so it took about forty minutes to find a Caffe Nerd. However, the paper was written by 8.50 and so, if it was "a talk from spidery quotes in a miniature pocket notebook!" that was because I didn't have time to write neatly. Still, rather too close to zero hour.


Train journey home dominated by four young men trying to be the Three Stooges and thumping the crap out of each other. I don't know if the seats were torn before they got on, but that a couple of hundred quid of damage. So much for CCTV.


Today was bed, mostly, not finishing the book. Should I do some now or go to the pub?

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2012-08-27 01:04 pm
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Ironic

I've written at least 11,000 words on this novel already. You'd think 1,100 would be easier.
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2012-07-18 11:56 am

"Last night I dreamt I went to Mendeley again"

Does anyone here use Mendeley? I have my database of references in it, and I want it to spit out all the entries written by, say, Heinlein, in, say, Chicago format. If you highlight ten records, you can cut and paste or drag and drop and magically it's done. But, say, you have 277 records. Doing this 27 times would be tedious. I can select all, but then the program clams up.

I've tried emailing records, but it only sends the titles and authors, not the publishers, city of publication etc.


Supposedly there is a widget for use with Word, which I have apparently installed, but I can't find where that is on word. Mendeley's help menu merely takes you to a point on its menus, rather than telling you what to do, and its FAQ talks only about import not export.
Do I highlight and copy, then wait for half an hour for it to copy?
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2012-07-02 12:03 am
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Potentially Triggery

I've not read the rest of the article - I'm not prepared to pay to do so. Toby Young being a right Jeremy.


"Schools have got to be ‘inclusive’ these days. That means wheelchair ramps, the complete works of Alice Walker in the school library (though no Mark Twain) and a Special Educational Needs Department that can cope with everything from dyslexia to Münchausen syndrome by proxy. If Gove is serious about wanting to bring back O-levels, the government will have to repeal the Equalities Act because any exam that isn’t ‘accessible’ to a functionally illiterate troglodyte with a mental age of six will be judged to be ‘elitist’ and therefore forbidden by Harman’s Law. "
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2012-06-27 10:04 am
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Unbridge\Unstares

Advanced warning:
Unbridge\Unstares
uncanny photographs by Andrew M Butler
The Old Lookout Gallery, Broadstairs Harbour Jetty, Broadstairs, Kent
10am-4pm ish, 6-11 July 2012
... Admission Free


(Broadstairs has a two secondhand bookshops, a couple of decent butchers, several bakers, a Dickens Museum, one house where Charles Dickens did not live, a tiny cinema, Oscar's Festival Cafe, a nice beach, a couple of decent pubs and a plaque to Oliver Postgate. It's a short bus/train ride or drive from Margate and the Anthea Turner Contemporary with a Tracey Emin exhibition and The Old Lifeboat micropub and from Ramsgate with another secondhand bookshop and The Great Tree pub. If coming by car, don't try to park on the jetty. Contact me if you want directions on how to get to the Old Lookout.)
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2012-06-11 12:33 pm
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Decluttering Butler

At some point I need to face a wall of six or seven shelves of off air video recordings and ten shelves of prerecorded videos. I kept them for teaching, but they stole all the VCRs from the teaching rooms. One can book a VCR, but they make it hard for you. I have two, soon to be three, working VCRs at home, so it's not as if I can't play them. But will I?

Get rid now whilst charity shops still flog them?
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2012-06-08 09:55 am
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Mooching About

I have twelve sacks of recycling waiting to be collected. I have conceded I will never read those newspapers. Good job the bags are full, or they might blow away. Neighbours' bags are jaywalking. I'm hoping the bunting blows away - it sounds like rain on the windows rather than the flappy noise of the breeze. I have disturbed much dust and am still at the stage when the house looks no tidier. Need to offload jiffy bags on someone, and boxes. Maybe they can live in the shed for a while. Spare room needs cosmetic work, but will have to remain where stuff gets dumped. The dining room table keeps appearing. The stairs are no longer a death trap.

Plumber who said he'd come at 9.30 arrived at 8.30. Cheaper than I feared, but angle grinder is needed. Might be able to fit me in next week, but unlikely.

Have listened to an album by Charles Vaughan. Wonders if Abby Grant has one too. Reminded me of the Scanner album I heard.



Back to bed for an hour, I fear.


Must remember it's Chris Addison tonight, although I suspect I've seen this show twice already. If the weather's like this, I shan't be walking back, though I badly need the exercise.
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2012-06-07 09:18 am

Novelty

[The Flame Alphabet approaches] the theme less through the prism of language itself than through the twists and turns of an elaborate plot. It's a sci-fi disaster thriller, basically, driven by the conceit that language has become toxic in a more than purely metaphorical sense. Words have begun literally poisoning people, their ravaging effects sweeping across America like a deadly plague.

Homage to Burroughs or Stephenson?
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2012-05-29 01:33 am
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Bah

I ran out of money before I ran out of money. I fear April expenses have caught up with me. Tomorrow is cancelled.

Bah.
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2012-05-25 05:55 pm
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Brainpick - The Uncanny

The RAA catalogue on their Anish Kapoor show makes a link between the uncanny and Edmund Burke, seeing the uncanny as the dark side of the sublime (linked to terror), but as far as I can tell Burke doesn't use the term "uncanny". Thus far google mainly finds the truism that Burke is uncanny about the French Revolution and Royle doesn't have Burke in his index. Ring any bells with anyone?
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2012-05-22 09:15 pm
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Another Itinerararrarararrary

Battersea, Bethnel Green, Blackheath, Borough Market, Camberwell, Camden and Kentish Town, central Camden, E10, not far from the River Lea, Greenwich, Hackney, Herne Hill, Highgate, Ilford, Kensal Rise, Kew Gardens, Leyton, Stamford Brook, Tottenham, Twickenham, Westfield Stratford City and Wimbledon.
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2012-05-22 01:08 pm
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Foreign Beers...

ETA: Clearly a work in progress - as the Lympics occur I imagine trips to London will be curtailed and I will venture aross the border into Sussex. This is shamelessly plagiarised from a CAMRA page, but tidied up into my obsessive compulsive gottacatchemall format of a list in alphabetical order. A few of them are about to go into production; others will fall be the way side.


* 1648 Brewing Company (East Hoathly, Lewes, East Sussex - www.1648brewing.co.uk - The Kings Head)
Adur Brewery (Shoreham-by-Sea/Steyning, West Sussex - adurvalleycoop.com)
Anchor Springs (Littlehampton The Crown - www.thecrownlittlehampton.co.uk)
Arundel Ales (Ford, Arundel, West Sussex - www.arundelbrewery.co.uk )
* Ballards Brewery (Nyewood, Petersfield GU31 5HA - www.ballardsbrewery.org.uk
Baseline (Small Dole, West Sussex - www.baselinebrewing.co.uk)
Bedlam (Albourne, Hassocks, West Sussex - www.bedlambrewery.co.uk)
Beachy Head Brewing Co. (East Dean, Eastbourne - www.beachyhead.org.uk/brewery – mainly bottled)
Black Cat Brewery,(Groombridge - www.blackcat-brewery.com)
Brighton Bier Company and Kemptown (The Hand in Hand pub, Kemptown, Brighton)
* Dark Star (Partridge Green - www.darkstarbrewing.co.uk)
Edge Brewing Co. (and Franklins) (Bexhill, East Sussex - www.edgebrewing.co.uk www.franklinsbrewery.co.uk )
Fallen Angel Microbrewery (East Hoathly, East Sussex - www.fallenangelbrewery.com – bottles)
* Filo Brewery (Hastings, East Sussex - www.thefilo.co.uk)
Full Moon Brewery Ltd (Battle, East Sussex - www.fullmoonbrewery.co.uk)
Gribble Brewery (Gribble Lane, Oving, near Chichester, West Sussex - www.gribbleinn.co.uk)
Hammerpot Brewery (Poling, Arundel, West Sussex - www.hammerpot-brewery.co.uk)
* Harveys (Lewes, East Sussex)
Hastings Brewery Ltd (St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex - www.hastingsbrewery.co.uk)
Isfield Brewery, Maresfield
Kissingate Brewery (Lower Beeding - www.kissingate.co.uk)
Kitchen Garden Brewery (Sheffield Park, East Sussex - www.kitchengardenbrewery.co.uk – bottles)
Langham Brewery (Petworth - www.langhambrewery.co.uk)
Long Man (Litlington East Sussex - www.longmanbrewery.com)
Pin-Up (Stone Cross, Sussex - www.pinupbeers.com/about/ - moving from Essex)
Rectory Ales (Streat, East Sussex).
* Rother Valley Brewing Co. (Northiam, East Sussex)
Southdowns (Small Dole, West Sussex - www.southdownsbrewery.com)
Turners Brewery (Ringmer - www.turnersbrewery.com)
* W. J. King & Co (Horsham, West Sussex - www.kingbeer.co.uk)
* Weltons (Horsham, West Sussex - www.weltonsbeer.co.uk)
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2012-05-22 12:01 pm
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A To Do List

I thought I'd posted this sort of list already, but I can't find it and here it is. Brewers in Kent or just nearby. I've ticked a few more off, and add more.


Abigale Brewery (Ashford) [keep missing this at The Unicorn]
Black Cat (Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells) [I reckon they don't want to sell them - here's their website www.blackcat-brewery.com/. Maybe it's only festivals.]
* Canterbury Ales (Chartham, Canterbury)
* Canterbury Brewers (Canterbury)
* Goachers (Maidstone)
* Hop Fuzz Brewery (Hythe)
* Hopdaemon Brewery (Sittingbourne/Newnham)
* Kent Brewery (West Malling)
* Larkins Brewery (Edenbridge
* Millis (South Darenth, Dartford)
Moodley's Brewery (Penshurst, Tonbridge) [Bottles only?]
* Nelson Brewery Company (Chatham)
* Old Dairy Brewery (Cranbrook)
Old Forge Brewery (Farrier's Arms, Mersham, Ashford) [brewpub? http://www.thefarriersarms.com/]
* Ramsgate Brewery (Broadstairs)
Ripple Steam Brewery Ltd. (Dover) [not yet commercially available - http://www.ripplesteambrewery.co.uk/]
* Rother Valley (East Sussex, so doesn't really count)
* Royal Tunbridge Wells Brewing Co. (Tunbridge Wells)
* Shepherd Neame Ltd (Faversham)
Swan on the Green (West Peckham, Maidstone) [brewpub?]
Tír Dhá Ghlas Brewery (Dover) [brewbistro]
* Tonbridge Brewery (Tonbridge)
* Wantsum Brewery (Canterbury)
* Westerham Brewery (Edenbridge)
* Whitstable Brewery (Maidstone)