From Brighton & Hove Independent –
The campaign to save Brighton Hippodrome has gone up a gear, with the release of a six-minute video giving a rundown of what the campaign has achieved so far – and how much there is still left to do.
The video is presented by Paul Zenon, a leading campaigner – and a TV and stage magician. It coincides with the launch of a new petition urging Brighton and Hove City Council to fulfil its duty of care with regard to the maintenance of the English Heritage Grade II* listed building.
Campaigners argue the council has failed in this duty for the last eight years. Earlier this month, developers withdrew from a controversial project to turn the building into a £35 million cinema and restaurant complex.
The video includes Kevin Bridges, the actor and comedian, and Captain Sensible, the singer and songwriter. Four of the main political parties are represented by local candidates.