Russell Brand meets Curly Watts' wife in Brighton

Members of the church met Russell Brand (c) Clare Kennedy

Members of the church met Russell Brand (c) Clare Kennedy

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Television's Russell Brand was in Brighton last night.

He was with Archie Coates, vicar of St Peter’s Church, and Clare Kennedy, who is the wife of Coronation Street’s Curly Watts – real name Kevin Kennedy.

Unfortunately Mr Kennedy was at work so could not meet Mr Brand, but sent a letter.

Mrs Kennedy, of Hove, told The Argus how her and her husband met Mr Brand recently and their bonded over their shared histories.

Both have struggled with addictions.

Mr and Mrs Kennedy plan to set up a ‘dry bar’ in Brighton.

Today she revealed how the bar was going to be in the city centre, although she did not want to reveal its exact whereabouts.

“We’re applying for funding through Public Health England and the National Lottery,” she explained.

“It should be open in around September or possibly a bit later.”

The bar will be called Kennedy Street and Co. Community Interest Company.

She told how Mr Brand attended St Peter’s Church todiscuss his recovery and also meet church members.

“Everyone found it very inspiring,” she said.

“He gave hope and proved recovery is possible.”

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12:05pm Sun 16 Mar 14

ronrostog says...

Shame the headline wasn't 'Russell Brand falls off the pier whilst high on drugs'.
Shame the headline wasn't 'Russell Brand falls off the pier whilst high on drugs'. ronrostog
  • Score: -19

2:23pm Sun 16 Mar 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

Listen and weep: Slimy Dusty, 1957, A Pub With No Beer.
Listen and weep: Slimy Dusty, 1957, A Pub With No Beer. From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: -4

5:09pm Sun 16 Mar 14

LeonBIank666 says...

Russell Brand is a totally foul, hideous, drug-using waste of space who basically should just go away and never be seen in public again.

And anybody who thinks he is fully all because he uses the occasional big word probably smell of poo.
Russell Brand is a totally foul, hideous, drug-using waste of space who basically should just go away and never be seen in public again. And anybody who thinks he is fully all because he uses the occasional big word probably smell of poo. LeonBIank666
  • Score: -23

6:50pm Sun 16 Mar 14

whatevernext2013 says...

they should just apply to the greens for funding ,they are good at wasting public money .
they should just apply to the greens for funding ,they are good at wasting public money . whatevernext2013
  • Score: -7

8:33pm Sun 16 Mar 14

brightonaire says...

I'm looking forward to it opening for one... .. Brighton desperately needs this type of alternative...... good luck with it
I'm looking forward to it opening for one... .. Brighton desperately needs this type of alternative...... good luck with it brightonaire
  • Score: 12

9:19pm Sun 16 Mar 14

pwlr1966 says...

and.................
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and................. ...... pwlr1966
  • Score: -9

7:55am Mon 17 Mar 14

gheese77 says...

Who is curly watts ?
Who is curly watts ? gheese77
  • Score: 1

10:51am Mon 17 Mar 14

Bluebeef says...

gheese77 wrote:
Who is curly watts ?
A unit of alternative electricity
[quote][p][bold]gheese77[/bold] wrote: Who is curly watts ?[/p][/quote]A unit of alternative electricity Bluebeef
  • Score: 9

12:11pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Harry Brown says...

The church loves an addict don't they? Always easier to get people when they are down...
The church loves an addict don't they? Always easier to get people when they are down... Harry Brown
  • Score: 5

1:37pm Mon 17 Mar 14

ThinkBrighton says...

I am really looking forward to this bar opening, we can all sit around drinking water and telling and hearing how we all survived our addictions, comfortable in the fact some idiot has given us funding for this ten day wonder, then we can all walk up the road for a pint
I am really looking forward to this bar opening, we can all sit around drinking water and telling and hearing how we all survived our addictions, comfortable in the fact some idiot has given us funding for this ten day wonder, then we can all walk up the road for a pint ThinkBrighton
  • Score: 1

1:58pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Bluebeef says...

Harry Brown wrote:
The church loves an addict don't they? Always easier to get people when they are down...
I'm glad someone picks them up aren't you. Before making these snide little comments just look around Brighton and see who is actually dealing with homelessness, alcoholism etc as great assistance to the police.
[quote][p][bold]Harry Brown[/bold] wrote: The church loves an addict don't they? Always easier to get people when they are down...[/p][/quote]I'm glad someone picks them up aren't you. Before making these snide little comments just look around Brighton and see who is actually dealing with homelessness, alcoholism etc as great assistance to the police. Bluebeef
  • Score: 4

7:31pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Avril84 says...

Argus, what a poor piece of journalism, shouldn't this headline be "Russel Brand meets recovering drug addicts"?

Seems you are really grasping at straws with this headline and story/plug.
Argus, what a poor piece of journalism, shouldn't this headline be "Russel Brand meets recovering drug addicts"? Seems you are really grasping at straws with this headline and story/plug. Avril84
  • Score: 1

10:07am Tue 18 Mar 14

ThinkBrighton says...

Avril84 wrote:
Argus, what a poor piece of journalism, shouldn't this headline be "Russel Brand meets recovering drug addicts"?

Seems you are really grasping at straws with this headline and story/plug.
The headline should read
D**k Head Russell Brand meets recovering addicts
[quote][p][bold]Avril84[/bold] wrote: Argus, what a poor piece of journalism, shouldn't this headline be "Russel Brand meets recovering drug addicts"? Seems you are really grasping at straws with this headline and story/plug.[/p][/quote]The headline should read D**k Head Russell Brand meets recovering addicts ThinkBrighton
  • Score: -2

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