Exactly forty years to the day that they first played Brighton, OMD were back for more. Dad dancing aside, they put on a dazzling show.

The much-acclaimed south London songstress certainly lived up to her name, bringing a joyous energy to a sold out Concorde 2

Always great to shoot, a crimson wig and black leather bondage outfit, made Paloma infinitely more photogenic and produced a bunch of eye-catching images.

After a Covid-induced year away, the classic cars and the dressed to impress crowds were back on track for a celebration of the bygone days of wheel-to-wheel racing.

With the first wholly organic show garden at Chelsea, Tom Massey brought a little bit of Somerset to Main Avenue. It was only natural that his garden also won the Peoples’ Choice.

Finally, following a Covid-induced delay, the world’s premier horticultural show was back. And, for the first time ever, it took place in Autumn rather than Spring.

After four years away, Brighton’s finest played their last UK gig of 2021 in their hometown. It proved to be quite a rambunctious night.

Gary Marlowe

Creator of images that are out of the ordinary, reviewer of live music and live events and interviewer of interesting people

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