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Monday 22 Sep 2019 - The Gladstone
" So we go inside and we gravely read the stones All those people , all those lives - where are they now ?" The Smiths St Nicholas Church may be the oldest church in Brighton , but Woodvale Crematorium and Cemetery is without doubt the grandest . Set in a shallow valley , winding paths overshadow huge family vaults and ancient trees lead to beautiful neo-gothic chapels . Two soldiers awarded the Victoria Cross are buried here , as well as many of the most famous names in Brighton's history - including Reverends Arthur and Henry Wagner , and Aliester Crowley , the infamous Occultist who called himself " The Beast " was cremated here in the 1940's . Join me on this walk to find out about the history of this amazing burial place and the lives of some of the people laid to rest here . We meet by the entrance to Woodvale Crematorium , next to the Gladstone ( big yellow pub ) on Lewes Road , opposite Sainsbury's Note - although most of my tours are dog friendly this one isn't I'm afraid because of the cemetery byelaws All my tours are only £5 per person and children go free - Look forward to seeing you there
Thursday 25 Sep 2019 - Cookbookbake
James Rich food writer & Author of ‘Apple, Recipes From the Orchard’ will be cooking some of his recipes from his new cookbook, answering your questions and signing his cookbook. Lots of tasters & maybe even cider!
Sunday 28 Sep 2019 - Brighton Open Air Theatre (B.O.A.T)
The 2019 BOAT Charity event is a unique opportunity to enjoy a night under the stars with twilight tales, soothing songs and sunset yoga, before a very special overnight stay at BOAT. You can bed down for a night knowing you’re helping to raise funds for The Clock Tower Sanctuary, the only day centre in Brighton & Hove for 16 to 25 year-olds who are homeless or insecurely housed. Enjoy a fish and chip supper (veggie option available), a licensed bar until 10pm, warming hot drinks through the night and morning coffee and pastries at sunrise. Guests are asked to bring along their own sleeping bags and mats. Bathroom facilities and security will be provided. In addition to the ticket purchase we’re encouraging guests to raise additional sponsorship or pledges through personal ‘Just Giving pages’, so that more young people can be helped through the practical and emotional support provided by The Clock Tower Sanctuary. Sleepout £25 Sleepout and Supper £35 Sleepout, Supper and Small Tent Space £45 For full FAQ’s please email
Sunday 28 Sep 2019 - Friends Meeting House
Brighton Craft Fair is your monthly opportunity to purchase unique, handmade arts and crafts from many talented local artists/makers. Our eclectic mix of stalls will leave you spoilt for choice! Please join us on Saturday, 28th September 2019 between 11am and 4:30pm at The Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF. Free entry for visitors.
Friday 5 Oct 2019 - Hanover Community Centre
It's the Hanover Beer Festival! For more than thirty years, this charming charity festival has been bringing the best of beer to Brighton. Tickets will be available to buy (cash only) from the following places in and around Brighton from August 23: - Sir Charles Napier, Southover Street - The Constant Service, Islingword Road - Village, Islingword Road - Brighton Bierhaus, Edward Street Snap them up before they're gone! Taste some of the finest tipples from far and wide (and Sussex) and give a little back to the local community. An award-winning combination!
Tuesday 9 Oct 2019 - Grand Central
William Fotheringham introduces his new biography of Beryl Burton, perhaps Britain's greatest-ever cyclist. Burton dominated women's racing over three decades, winning world titles in 1960 and 1967 (and breaking men's records too); Fotheringham, best known as The Guardian's cycling correspondent, tells her story and discusses why her achievements were never fully recognised. William will also take audience questions on his insights from 30 years' covering professional cycling.
Friday 19 Oct 2019 - Cornerstone Community Centre
What is the Brighton Design Day? The RIBA South East region are looking to invite 15 (or more) small to mid-sized/commercial local practices with experience in key areas such as Conservation Projects, Green Projects, New/Self Build and Small Domestic Projects, to take part in our first Brighton Design Day, taking place on Saturday 19th October 2019 from 10.30am – 3pm. Each practice would have an exhibition space when they can erect a small stand with tables and chairs to enable them to meet the public and demonstrate their knowledge and experience of the sector. The objective is to give members of the public a complete overview of exactly what and how an architect can help with building work, such as extensions and renovations. There is a great deal that is not known to the public and this drop-in day would provide anybody who is considering building work with the knowledge and possible contacts of a local practice who could help. The Design Day is completely free and very informal. Architects and other design specialists are there to talk through ideas for renovations and show examples of completed building projects. Visitors come away from the Design Day with a good idea of potential design and budget, plus more importantly, contact details of architects and designers and information about how they could work together in the future. Who does the Brighton Design Day aim to attract? Anybody who is thinking about making big or small changes to their home or office and wants to discuss ideas with an architect or design specialist.
Friday 19 Oct 2019 - Friends Meeting House
Chaired by Flora Dennis (University of Sussex) A behind-the-scenes look at some of the planning and exciting new research behind this year’s Festival and its theme, Metamorphosis. Why is early music so special? This is your chance to ask questions and join the discussions! Illustrated by live music from Festival artists.
Saturday 20 Oct 2019 - Brighton Racecourse
175 fantastic indoor stalls bristling with all variety of amazing antiques, vintage and collectable items - at Brighton Racecourse. The fantastic Swing singer, Steve Conway, will be performing throughout the day! • Free parking • 10 minutes from M23/A23, A27 and rail • Under 16's enter free • Food and drink available • Swing singer Steve Conway performing throughout the day • Licensed bar • Friendly atmosphere • Entry: 10.30am-3.30pm-£3.50 • Early Bird entry from 9.30am - £5 • Please visit for more details
Saturday 27 Oct 2019 - Loft at Little Dippers
Pop-Up Rendez-Vous is inviting you to participate in its very first event! Come and join us the time of a Pilates class with one of our co-founder and Pilates instructor Louise. The class will be followed by some healthy cakes and refreshments, prepared with love! By taking part in our Rendez-Vous, we hope you would be able to make new connections and hopefully meet future friends that share similar interests as yours. If you have particular dietary requirements or other needs, please let us know when booking. We look forward to welcoming you! X Laure & Louise
Tuesday 2 Nov 2019 - Hilton Brighton Metropole
Be part of The Woman's Lifestyle Show, grab your girlfriends for the ultimate ladies day out! Fabulous shopping experience, just in time before Christmas. Over 60 stylish boutique exhibitors and designers will be showcasing the latest clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, beauty, health & well-being and so much more all under one roof! A programme of expert speakers, luxury pampering treatments, make overs, massages and much more. Tasty food & drink, plus cupcakes! Show demonstrations and performances all day. Don't miss the Woman's lifestyle Show. Arrive early to collect a FREE goodie bag. We have 200 to giveaway!
Wednesday 3 Nov 2019 - Brighton Racecourse
Possibly the biggest and best fireworks display on the south coast. Brighton Lions give more bang for your bucks! Sunday, 3rd November, at Brighton Racecourse. Gates will be opened at 6.00pm and the display is scheduled to start at 7.30. Admission prices will be £12 for adults, £6 for children under 16 and free for the under-5s. A family ticket for two adults and two children will cost £30. Refreshments will be available, including a licensed bar, and there is plenty of free parking. Children’s fairground rides at additional cost. But please remember that, in the interest of public safety, NO FIREWORKS MAY BE BROUGHT INTO THE GROUND. This ban includes sparklers. Advance tickets cheaper through our web site .
Tuesday 16 Nov 2019 - The Lounge (Blind Veterans UK)
We are bringing together some of the best local small business and crafters to help you with all your Christmas gift ideas. Refreshments available Parking on site but may become limited
Wednesday 10 Dec 2019 - University of Brighton
Strike a Light - Arts & Heritage is hosting a one day symposium for the Shalom Sussex – Jewish People in WWI project on 10th December 2-7pm. This event is free to attend. Speakers include – Dr Gideon Reuveni – Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, and Professor Mark Connelly a specialist in Jewish memorialisation post-WWI and Jewish veterans in the 1920s. Additional speakers will be announced nearer the time. Event timings: 2.15pm: Shalom Sussex Project Manager introduction 2.30pm: Dr Gideon Reuveni - Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies discusses his new co-edited book and the wider topic of The Jewish Experience of the First World War 3.30pm: Professor Mark Connelly - Director of Gateways to the First World War and specialist in Jewish memorialisation post-WWI and Jewish veterans in the 1920s 4.30pm: Shalom Sussex project findings with Dr Diana Wilkins and researchers 6pm: Drinks and light festive buffet. The symposium takes place at Room 105, University of Brighton, 154-155 Edward St, Brighton BN2 0JG PROJECT INFORMATION Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage CIC, in partnership with the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, Jewish Care and the Jewish Historical Society of England is facilitating this project Shalom Sussex – The Jewish Community in WWI. The project focusses on the contribution Jewish people in Sussex made during the First World War – both on the home-front and abroad on the battlefield. To mark the end of the Centenary of the First World War, between March 2019-March 2020, this project is enabling people in Sussex to come together to preserve the memories and heritage of the Jewish people who lived locally during and post the First World War to collect these hidden histories. Jewish people have been in Sussex since the 1700s, and the contribution in WWI made by Jews to the area has been significant. Shalom! This project is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund through a First World War – Then and Now grant. Thanks to National Lottery players for their charitable support to help deliver this project. Supported by Gateways to the First World War
Wednesday 31 Oct 2019 - The Old Market
A HALLOWEEN CABARET EXTRAVAGANZA The crows perch on the skeletal branches, the wind howls over the turbulent sea, and Halloween is here... As the veil between our worlds grows thin, we invite you to celebrate this most sacred festival at our Halloween Ball. An evening of circus and cabaret, music and moonlit revelry, featuring performances both spectral and uncanny, plus prizes for the most spectacularly attired. At the peak of the revels enjoy a headline performance of bone-rattling Rock 'n' Roll from cult heroes Tankus the Henge. Come dance the ancient dances and raise unholy Hell! Dress-code (highly encouraged): Regency splendour / gothic horror / morbid glamour
Sunday 14 Nov 2019 - At The Coach House
We are pleased to send you this email to welcome you to the upcoming “Global Meet on Stem Cell Research and Molecular Biology” (Euro Stem Cells 2019) that will be held during Oct 14-15 in Rome, Italy. The convention is organized with the theme “New Trends and Technologies in Stem Cell Research &Molecular Biology”. Conference Link:
Sunday 14 Nov 2019 - Drakes of Brighton
Longdom Conferences welcomes you to attend the Global Neuroscience and Dementia Research during Nov 14-15, 2019 at Dubai, UAE. We cordially invite all the participants who are interested in sharing their knowledge and research in the area of Neuroscience and Dementia and its applications with the theme “Modern Techniques in Neuroscience Research”. For more Details:
Friday 19 Sep 2019 - Art5 Gallery
Born in 1981, Ben Riley is an accomplished British artist, based in Staffordshire – merging the boundaries of art & music. Since his early life, music had played a significant role in the journey to professional artist. Studying the academics of art since his teenage years, Riley has established several signatures, which include concept art, and crossover techniques. Since 2002, Ben has been able to deliver his art professionally to an international audience focusing on iconic & stimulating portraiture worldwide, gaining notoriety in the capture of mood, soul and character of a subject. With an accolade of celebrity & professional collectors to his books, Ben’s commissioned pieces have featured proudly throughout media, television and press worldwide. “The human face is a landscape of detail, showing its lifelong adventure. Each one unique to the rest, the story changes each time holding a multitude of twists and turns. The eyes, the mouth, the skin, the tell-tale signs of the life and journey – captured in the peaks and troughs of the lines, just like the vinyl record. Each feature is its own song, each subject – its own genre, and living phonograph of mood, feeling, character and sheer existence… beautiful…” ART5 Gallery is a strong supporter of Ben’s work in England, having him as a resident artist since 2018. We are thrilled to be hosting his show entitled Riley’s Rock n Roll Circus. The exhibition is free and will run from Thursday September 19th until the 25th. Meet the artist on September 21st [ 2 pm to 6 pm].
Friday 26 Sep 2019 - Art5 Gallery
Art5 Gallery will gather six outstanding artists specialized in a variety of Britain Themes, featuring cityscapes, seascapes and British memories. The exhibition is free and will run from Thursday September 26th until the 2nd of October. Meet the artist on September 28th [ 2 pm to 6 pm]. ANNA & LESLEY Their work consists of sourcing sea glass from their local beaches and transforming them into art. HEIDI RHODES Drawing using the sewing machine lends an extra special dimension to her charming artwork. HARRIET BUTLER Taking you on a magical journey through history and time with her unique perception of the art of storytelling. JUAN DEL POZO His passion for cityscapes is evident in his paintings, focusing on the architecture of important cities across the world. ALEJANDRO MARTINEZ Architect working from his own photographs taken on long walks in town, along the coast and the Sussex countryside. SARAH FFITCH-HEYES Passionate about delivering her characteristic nostalgic still life, portraiture, commercial illustration and more.

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