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WELCOME TO THE FIVEWAYS DIRECTORY! There is so much going on in May that it’s difficult to fit everything into one magazine! We have the Brighton Festival and Fringe, as well as the Artists Open Houses, with many events in and around Fiveways. We also have a four-page pull-out from the Friends of Blakers Park, with news of their summer fair coming up in June, and an article from Young Cooks Club, who run after-school cookery sessions for 8-11 year-olds at One Church in Florence Road, encouraging children to eat healthily and to be adventurous with new foods. Remember there are local council elections on Thursday 2nd May and we may also be taking part in the European Parliament elections on 23rd May. Have a great month! The Fiveways Directory Team info@fivewaysdirectory.co.uk www.fivewaysdirectory.co.uk

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Brighton Festival

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Artists Open Houses

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Brighton Fringe

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Book Review

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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New Season at Preston Manor

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Pet Problems

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Cover picture: Jehane’s Open House by Philippa Stanton @5ftinf Publisher: Sussex Magazines Ltd. 10 Hollingbury Road, Fiveways BN1 7JA info@fivewaysdirectory.com Printer: Gemini Distributors: Paul, and James The views expressed by individuals in any letter or article included at the discretion of the publishers are not necessarily the views of the Editor. Whilst every care has been taken in compiling this magazine and the statements contained herein are believed to be correct, the publishers of this publication will not hold themselves responsible for any inaccuracies. Inclusion of advertisers in this magazine is not necessarily a recommendation but we do hope they give a good quality service. No part of the publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior permission of the publishers and contributors. We take complaints you make about our advertisers seriously. We have the following policy on this: First complaint about an advertiser is logged here in our offices, if we receive another complaint we write to the advertiser concerned and notify them we have had two complaints and if we receive another complaint we will no longer accept their adverts. If and when a third complaint arrives we will verify that all complaints received were genuine and inform the advertiser that we will no longer be promoting their business and inform them why.

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fiveways A great new club to teach healthy cooking...

YOUNG COOKS CLUB... YCC is an after-school cookery club for children aged 8–11 (year 4–year 6) that launched in January 2019. The club’s leaders, Anna Haynes and Leona Vincent, felt that cooking was a skill very much missing in the local area’s clubs offering for kids and, having worked with some small groups at Downs Junior and Varndean schools, were keen to play their part in teaching young children to cook and eat healthy food. As parents themselves, they are both well aware of how healthy eating can become a battlefield. By teaching children to cook and enjoy the process they are giving them new skills and a sense of achievement as well as encouraging them to be adventurous with new foods. In this first term, they’ve made hummus and pitta bread, veggie chilli with homemade tortilla chips, a rustic cheese and tomato tart and hot cross buns with homemade butter and jam. The cooking is always healthy and most of all, tasty. Children are encouraged to try new flavours and textures, and each term focuses on new recipes with seasonal ingredients, enabling the children to develop their skills as the academic year progresses. When time allows, there is also a craft activity to go with the food such as making a container to take it home in. Leona says, “Our mission is to teach a range of skills such as pastry, safe knife skills and breadmaking and by doing so to empower kids with a knowledge about food and cookery to allow them to make sensible choices about their health in a fun environment.” The club currently runs on Tuesday afternoons during term time at One Church, Florence Road, for a maximum of eight kids and there are plans to add a second afternoon starting in September 2019.

They are also looking into the possibility of offering one-day workshops during the school holidays. For more information, email: youngcooksclub@gmail.com or sign up to the mailing list via the link on the website: www.youngcooksclub.weebly.com.

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THE OLD TOLL HOUSE This etching by Walter Puttick in 1892 shows the Old Toll House in Ditchling Road, before its demolition. It was replaced by Boundary House which was demolished in 1957, and Beacon Close is now on the site

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fiveways The Brighton Festival is back...

BRIGHTON FESTIVAL 2019: 4-26 MAY Featuring over 130 events with artists and performers from more than 20 countries, Brighton Festival 2019 is a space for contemporary expression from around the world, from 4 to 26 May 2019. This year’s guest director is Malian musician Rokia Traoré. As always, the Festival will include free and participatory activities for all ages, beginning with the annual Children’s Parade on Saturday 4 May - this year’s theme is folk tales. Without Walls bring a visually spectacular group of outdoor events - from Ghost Caribou’s magical illuminated animals to a day of family friendly performances on the beach level at the British Airways i360. Recognised cultural figures will bring new work. Authors Ben Okri and Jon Ronson discuss their latest publications; Grammy award winner Neneh Cherry performs songs from her new release, Broken Politics; and comedian Ruby Wax will teach us how to be human. At the Duke of York’s Picturehouse, you can see Yeelen (Brightness) a film made in Mali in 1987, with English subtitles. In the sun-baked landscapes of West Africa, a young Bambara native leaves his mother’s house on a quest for spiritual enlightenment (Sun 12 May, 1pm, PG). Little ones can join Gerald the Giraffe at the Jungle Dance with his illustrator, Fiveways resident Guy Parker-Rees, at the Giraffes Can’t Dance 20th Anniversary Dance Party. There will be drawing, reading and, of course,

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fiveways This year’s Artists Open Houses Festival starts on 4th May...

ARTISTS OPEN HOUSES IN FIVEWAYS... The Artists Open Houses festival 2019 will take place in Brighton, Hove and beyond over four weekends in May, starting Saturday May 4th. Free to visit, the festival will see over 1,500 artists and makers opening the doors to their houses or studios to exhibit and sell their artworks direct to the public. The work of marginalised artists is an increasingly important strand of the Artists Open Houses festival. For the first time, the festival will be setting up an artists’ materials bank at St Luke’s Church in Brighton, to recycle artists’ materials to help excluded artists. The Artists Open Houses festival dates for 2019 are: May 4 & 5; May 11 & 12; May 18 & 19; May 25 & 26. Open houses in Fiveways include: Crying Shadows, Flesh and Bone: Brian Mander, a previous Best AOH winner, will be questioning the validity of seemingly innocuous ‘indigenous science’ and highlighting how such parochial knowledge can be murderously allied to witchcraft, superstition, ignorance and prejudice. One Church, Florence Road One-Six-Nine: Hiroko Lewis presents a brand new collection of fine works created by a diverse range of inspired artists. 169 Preston Drove Jane Palmer and Friends: Opening for the first time, a treasure trove of fine art. 239 Preston Drove Jehane’s Open House: Artwork by leading artists and bluebells in the garden! 89 Waldegrave Road Geoff Hands & Guests: Painting, ceramics, textiles and mixed media. 127 Havelock Road Art at 80: Affordable artwork, prints, cards and home accessories. 80 Havelock Road

“Tranquility” by Angela Harrison at 358 Ditchling Road

358: An eclectic mix of artists and makers. 358 Ditchling Road St Augustine’s Rough Diamonds: A collection of undiscovered artworks created using the mediums of upcycled, graffiti, avant garde, spiritual and psychic creations. St Augustine’s Centre, Stanford Avenue Rex Matthews: Paintings, sculptures and stone carvings. 23 Rugby Road Delicious Delights: Introducing artists old and new and all totally fabulous! Come and wander, snack on scrumptious edibles and relax in the garden. 60 Florence Road Full listings can be found at: www.aoh.org.uk

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fiveways Brighton Fringe starts on 3rd May...

BRIGHTON FRINGE... A HOST OF LOCAL EVENTS Brighton Fringe 2019 runs from 3 May to 2 June with a multitude of events of all kinds, including some that are free to attend, and there are several events in and around Fiveways. There are two events at St Augustine’s Centre, at the junction of Stanford Avenue and Florence Road. Let the Music Take You: Sober Rave is a fun space to connect with music and dance, with DJs playing vinyl only (4, 11 & 26 May, age 14+). The Seven Ages and the Dance of Life and Death is a thought-provoking show about the journey from cradle to grave, with music, dance, drama and African drumming (23-25, 27 May, 7.30pm; 25-27 May 2pm; £10). Take Shelter is back at Downs Junior School in Rugby Road. You can step back to the 1940s when visiting the original World War Two air raid shelter under the playground. 45-minute guided tours can be pre-booked via Brighton Fringe (11-12 & 18-19 May; £5). “The Seven Ages and the Dance of Life and Death” at St Augustine’s Centre

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Circus Extreme will be at the Preston Park Big Top, merging modern and contemporary styles with extreme stunts and classic clown escapades (10-19 May). At Preston Old Church (Preston Drove) there’s a beautiful adaptation of Macbeth by This is My Theatre, combining the play’s original language with traditional Scottish Gaelic, choral song and live music (4, 10, 15-18 May 7.30pm; 17-18 May 11.30pm; £10). If you like escape rooms, you might enjoy End Times: An Immersive Adventure at Nether Regions, 59a Clyde Road. Award-winning Fringe veterans 2headedpigeon have nuked the fourth wall to invite you into an interactive experience like no other in a secret bunker hidden beneath an ordinary Brighton home. Can you solve the puzzles, untangle the plot and save the world? (4, 11, 18 & 25 May, £15, age 10+) Fiveways comedian Katherine Atkinson will be at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road, in Mocking Birds. Join Katherine and Fatiha El-Ghorri for an hour of stand-up. Fatiha smashes Muslim stereotypes and challenges you to re-think what you think you know about Islam and Muslims, and Katherine offers up an acerbic, sideways view of motherhood... if she can be bothered. (Nonticketed, donations, 3-4, 22-25 May 8pm, at Junkyard Dogs: The Howler, Brighthelm Centre, North Road) To book tickets for Brighton Fringe events, call 01273 917272 or book online at brightonfringe.org

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issue 85 summer 2019

blakers park

Summer Fair & Community Picnic

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Book Your Stall at the Summer Fair Your name, business or organisation: .................................. ....................... The kind of items on your stall will be: ......................................................... Is your stall in aid of a charity?: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Please tick as appropriate:

Please enclose a fee of £ 25.00

Please tick if you have public liability insurance Please tick to confirm you have a table and gazebo Key contact name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......................................................... Telephone : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Social media: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Please send completed form with cash or cheque – made payable to “Friends of Blakers Park” – to: Sarah Davies, 14 Lucerne Road, Brighton BN1 6GH Tel: 07799 060 515 The small print: Applications should be submitted by 1 June 2019 • Stall space is limited and will be allocated according to date of application • Maximum stall space: strictly 3m x 3m • All stall holders must bring their own tables and gazebos and are asked to take their litter home • No vehicles will be allowed in the park between 11 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.

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Our thanks go out to... The City Parks Team for maintaining the Park and the clock. To

everyone who uses the park and supports the park’s events and to everyone who uses the litter bins - you are wonderful! A special thank you to the Cleveland Arms and to Sally at the café and to all at Fiveways Directory for hosting this issue of Blakers Park News. We will be in the Fiveways Directory again in the autumn.

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In the summer months tennis players have priority to used the paved area. Blakers Park Tennis Club runs teams in the Brighton & Hove Parks League.

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During the summer months the park cafe is more regularly open for sweets, tea, coffee, snacks and sausage rolls.

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THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN BY JOHN FOWLES, VINTAGE CLASSICS, PAPERBACK, £9.99 Not so much a book review as an author review this month. I recently became reacquainted with John Fowles through my daughter reading The French Lieutenant’s Woman as part of her dissertation. Fowles’ death in 2005 is, I think, only partly responsible for him having fallen off the literary radar. The brutal capriciousness of literary tastes and movements has completed the job and pretty much buried Fowles. He’s rarely mentioned or referenced now; he’s a novelist from the past and, so current wisdom has it, is probably better off remaining there. I hope this brief piece will encourage you to take a look at Fowles’ novels and shorter fiction. Your time will be well spent. Fowles’ reputation largely rests on his early output, his debut, The Collector (1963), its follow-up, The Magus (1965), and his masterpiece, the aforementioned The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1969). These novels defined, and profoundly influenced, British fiction in the sixties and beyond. Their diversity is astonishing, and rarely encountered now: a genuinely chilling and intelligent psychological thriller, a strange, epic, sexually-infused mind-game, set on the Greek island of Phraxos,

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which spectacularly implodes after 600+ pages. I clearly wasn’t ready, or prepared for, The Magus aged 14, and vowed never to read another word written by Mr Fowles, a promise I’m glad I didn’t keep for I’d have been denied the inestimable pleasure of reading, and gasping in admiration at, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Fowles’ postmodern meditation on the Victorian novel, with its double endings (there’s also a third false ending), and its sly deployment of metafiction, most obviously seen in the contents of Chapter Thirteen and the narrator’s sudden appearance in the railway compartment with Charles Smithson, the novel’s primary male character. The novel’s themes of feminism and associated gender issues give the book a piquant contemporary relevance. Sarah Woodruff, the French Lieutenant’s woman, is a superbly drawn character. The oft used criticism that Sarah is merely a plot device and lacks real substance through being viewed through the lens of the male characters doesn’t, for me at least, prevent her from being one of the greatest female characters in modern literature. Read the novel and decide for yourself. I can guarantee that you’ll not have read anything quite like The French Lieutenant’s Woman. It’s a novel that deserves revisiting every few years, and I regret leaving it so long before picking it up again. Gary Mepsted

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NEW SEASON AT PRESTON MANOR NOW OPEN FOR THE SUMMER SEASON, COME REDISCOVER PRESTON MANOR This charming old manor house in the heart of Preston Village evokes the atmosphere of an Edwardian gentry home. Explore over 20 rooms including servants’ quarters, the elegant family reception rooms, bedrooms and attics. The Manor was bought by the Stanford family in 1794 and for 138 years was their family home. The last member of the family to live here was Ellen ThomasStanford who, following the death of her mother in 1903, came to live in the house with her second husband Charles Thomas-Stanford. On the death of Sir Charles and Lady Thomas-Stanford in 1932, the house and contents were left to the Corporation of Brighton (now Brighton & Hove City Council). NEW for this season is a delightful Children’s Trail, providing a new way for you and your family to enjoy Preston Manor. Real life twins Lily and Diana grew up in Preston Manor in the Victorian period, being homeschooled here too. The trail introduces us to the sisters and their pet dog, Jim. Wondering about the wider world, but confined to their schoolroom, Jim encourages the girls instead to explore their own house. Using rhymes, riddles, playthings and clues, join Lily, Diana and The drawing-room © Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove Jim as they move through Preston Manor, having fun along the way. garden and visit Preston Park and its famous rockery, the most bio-diverse garden in the city. Surrounding Preston Manor are its lovely gardens th and views across to 13 century St Peter’s Church Don’t forget admission is only £3.70 for Brighton & and Preston Park. Follow the garden’s flagstone paths Hove residents plus up to 4 accompanying children FREE through the magnificent laburnum arch and on to the (proof of residency required). tranquil fishpond lawn. Take a seat besides the colourful Preston Drove, Brighton BN1 6SD flowerbeds visited by butterflies and birds, or admire the Admission payable, Gardens Free touching memorials in the leafy pet cemetery. Open Apr–Sep, Tue–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 2–5pm On Saturday 22 June you can join us for Preston Village (last admission 4.30pm) Open Day. Visitors can discover more about life at the Closed Mon (except bank holidays) Manor then take part in village events by visiting neighbouring St Peter’s Church where refreshments and tours 03000 290900 brightonmuseums.org.uk are available. Take a guided tour of the walled flower

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fiveways Hannah from the Pet Shed gives her advice for pet owners...

PET PROBLEM CORNER... Following on from last month’s article about health problems, the most frequent question we get asked in the shop is: “How do I keep my pet’s teeth and gums healthy?” For small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs, whose teeth constantly grow, a natural diet, rich in hay and natural chews is usually enough to wear teeth down. However dogs and cats no longer eat a completely natural diet so need a little help. Bad dental health leads to smelly breath and can often result in vet intervention. The average cost of a dental operation is over £300. Brushing: The most efficient way to keep on top of dental health is to brush your pet’s teeth. Dogs and cats should be trained early on to accept tooth brushing as part of their routine. The “brushes” that you wear on your fingertips are a good starting point but don’t work as well as brushes with softer bristles. Look for brushes with long handles and toothpaste designed for pets which is fluoride free. Dental Food: There is an assumption that dry food naturally cleans our pets’ teeth, but unfortunately this isn’t really the case. Kibble can remove plaque near the top of a pet’s teeth but your average dry food does not remove the plaque near the gum line where it does the most damage. Look for a specific dental diet or add Plaque Off, a granulated seaweed, to your current food. Canagan have also just brought out a dog kibble that contains Plaque Off and James Wellbeloved do an excellent Oral Health cat kibble that all three of my cats love! Treats and Chews: There are many dental chews and treats on the market but do be aware of the ingredients in the cheaper and popular options. Natural chews such as Lily’s Kitchen Woofbrushes are not only abrasive but contain active ingredients to promote your dog’s health.   In the wild, animals chew raw bones, skin and fur which have a mildly abrasive texture. Raw bones and treats with fur are now available in all good pet shops which will also sell a wide range of other natural chews includ-

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TUESDAYS Pilates 9.30 – 10.30am St Matthias Church. Hollingbury Park Avenue. Contact matthew@ danceflooractivist.co.uk Zumba 6.30 - 7.30pm St Matthias Church Hall matthew@danceflooractivist.co.uk  Pilates 7.30pm St Matthias Church Hall matthew@danceflooractivist.co.uk  Speakability Group (Stroke Club) 10.15am-12.15pm (3rd Tuesday of the month) Stanford Avenue Methodist Church Contact Mrs Jean Sage 1273 680482 Tuesday Fellowship 2.45pm (fortnightly) Stanford Avenue Methodist Church Contact Betty Bossingham 01273 504154 Feminine Focus 8pm Stanford Avenue Methodist Church Call Ann Windham on 01273 883551 Scouts, Cubs & Beavers From 5pm Stanford Avenue Methodist Church Contact Liz Wakeling (Group Scout Leader) for Beavers & Cubs  zi7@sky.com Contact Neil Leggett for Scouts foursevenbrightonscouts@btinternet.com Dance classes 3.45-5pm: Children’s/teen ballet, tap and modern/jazz 7-8pm: Adult Jazz Fit – Beginners/ Improvers St Mary’s Church, Surrenden Road. Contact: Lynda 01273 556313 danceartstudio@ntlworld.com

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fiveways WEDNESDAY Zumba 9.30am St Matthias Church Hall Contact matthew@danceflooractivist.co.uk Knitting Knit together for fun and relaxation. Suitable for beginners or improvers £3.50 per session 11am-12.30pm Knoyle Hall, Knoyle Road info@beaconarts.co.uk www.beaconarts.co.uk 01273 557124 Children’s Ballet 1.30-6pm St Mary’s Church, Surrenden Road Contact: Lynda 01273 556313 danceartstudio@ntlworld.com Holy Communion 11am 2nd & 4th Wednesday in month Stanford Avenue Methodist Church Yoga Flow 7.15pm to 8.30pm £8 per class when you buy 6. £10 drop in St Matthias Church, Hollingbury Park Avenue 07813 712073 www.downwarddogyoga.co.uk Community Lunch Club 12.30pm Stanford Avenue Methodist Church Contact Christine Hall 1273500871 Girls Brigade From 6pm Stanford Avenue Methodist Church Contact Amy Codling 01273308445 Meditation/Music 7.30pm 3rd Wednesday in month Stanford Avenue Methodist Church www.stanfordavenuemeth.co.uk stanfordmethodist@btconnect.com Orpheus Young Singers 9-15 years 5.30-6.30pm Balfour School Balfour Rd BN1 6NE www.brightonorpheus.org 07783 909629 Brighton Orpheus Choir 7.30 - 9.30pm Varndean School, Loder Road. 07783 909629 www.brightonorpheus.org Friendly Sussex Walking Group Walks average 8 to 10 miles For details see: www.brightonhframblingclub.co.uk Or ring Tim Ranger 01903 877939

1st Wednesday of the month Interfaith Prayers All welcome, of any faith or none 6-7pm ; The Baha’i Centre 19 Stanford Avenue BN1 6GA

Pilates 7.30pm Stanford Avenue Methodist Church matthew@danceflooractivist.co.uk

BUQI System energy exercises for health Boost your immune system for the winter! 10-11am; £8; drop-in 365 Ditchling Road Contact: 07980 869579 or email hilfish@hotmail.com Movement for Women’s Health 9.30am-10.40am Crowhurst Community Hall, Knoyle Road Contact Claire 07931 900267 Or book at www.clairerussellburns.co.uk Tots & Toddlers 10am (term time only) St Matthias Church

THURSDAYS FRIDAYS Mothers & Toddlers 9.00am – 12 noon Contact: Gill 07403 284708 St Matthias Church Hall, Hollingbury Park Avenue Music with Mike Preschool music session with instruments £4 & £1 for siblings Drop in or book via HOOP 10.30-11am & 11.15-11.45am The Cleveland Arms, Cleveland Road Yoga Scaravelli inspired 5.45-7.15pm. Cara Bowen on 07900 906344 Drop in £8 Unit 4, Round Hill Street www.carabowenyoga.co.uk Local Action Team 6pm (1st Thursday monthly) Contact: 01273 233746 St Matthias Church Hall, Hollingbury Park Avenue Dance Classes Children’s/teen ballet, tap and modern 3.30-9pm St Mary’s, SurrendenRoad,& Downs Juniors Adult tap – Improvers & Beginners 7.15-8pm and 8-8.45pm Downs Junior School Contact: Lynda 01273 556313 danceartstudio@ntlworld.com Craft and Chat Group 2-4pm (fortnightly) Stanford Avenue Methodist Church Contact Ann Collins 01273 555036 WI 7.30pm, 4th Thursday in month City Gate at The Dip 119D Hollingdean Terrace Contact: Sarah 07900 303299 Pilates 9.30am Stanford Avenue Methodist Church matthew@danceflooractivist.co.uk Zumba 6.30pm Stanford Avenue Methodist Church matthew@danceflooractivist.co.uk 

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SATURDAYS Children’s ballet, tap and modern dance 9.15 - 1.15pm St Mary’s, Surrenden Road Contact: Lynda 01273 556313 danceartstudio@ntlworld.com Football For All A casual match for anyone 16+ 9.30-11am Patcham Place (London Road)Bring boots Info 07788 526789

SUNDAYS Holy Communion 9.30am Informal Service with kids groups 11am St Matthias Church Ditchling Road Morning Service 10.30am weekly Evening Service 6.30pm once a month with Patcham Methodist Church (check website or notice board for dates) Stanford Avenue Methodist Church www.stanfordavenuemeth.co.uk stanfordmethodist@btconnect.com Friendly Sussex Walking Group Walks average 8 to 10 miles For details see: www.brightonhframblingclub.co.uk Or ring Tim Ranger 01903 877939

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Which large animal is the only creature thought to produce its own sun tan lotion from its natural secretions?


Conor's Conundrum

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Last month’s answer:

Window at Fiveways Acupuncture on Ditchling Road

Where in Fiveways was this photo taken?

What word starts with the letter E, ends with the letter E, but only has one letter in it?

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Answer on page 28

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Bathrooms

Terry Sharpe.................................................................12

Local Attraction

Clarks Bathrooms..........................................................30

Caulfield Electrical........................................................22

Preston Manor.........................................................24

Beauty

Sussex Electrical Services.............................................27

Locksmiths

Beauty at Home............................................................31

Estate Agents

Lee Locks..................................................................32

Blinds/Shutters/Curtains

David and Co...................................................back cover

Music Lessons

Bella Vista.....................................................................16

Beaumonts..............................................................cover

Brickwork

Events

Udita Everett............................................................30

JH Brickwork.................................................................32

Tapas Evening at Fiveways Deli.......................................7

Building Services

Financial Advisor

PEM Construction....................................................cover

My Mortgage................................................................21

AT Construction..............................................................3

Fitness & Health

Bob Hanson..................................................................19

Slimming World............................................................19

Braiden Construction....................................................14

Floor Services

St Clair Builders............................................................10

Brighton Floor Sanding..................................................26

DMS Construction........................................................32

The Floor Brighton........................................................28

Clarkes of Brighton........................................................6

Funeral Services

Pianos

Cafe

Attree & Kent..................................................................7

The Piano Warehouse...............................................9

The Fiveways Deli...........................................................7

Sussex Funerals.............................................................27

Plastering Services

Carpenter

Garage Services

RJM Plastering.........................................................11

CP Carpentry.. ..............................................................15

Marine Garage..............................................................10

Pacific Plastering.....................................................18

Rachel Urbach.............................................................26

Garden Services

Lewis Byard.............................................................34

Charities and Charity Events

MB Landscapes.............................................................31

Peter Gheauru.........................................................33

Marriage Care...............................................................33

Ozzie The Gardener.......................................................11

Plumbing

Chiropodist

Nick Murray Gardens....................................................30

Brighton Based Plumbing........................................22

Sole Sister.....................................................................26

Tree and Garden Services..............................................12

GT Plumbing............................................................34

Compost

Gifts

RK Plumbing............................................................20

Brighton Compost Centre............................................32

Wigwam..........................................................................6

Conservatories

Graphics

SEA Plumbing..........................................................14

Countryman..................................................................13

Jerry Webb.....................................................................6

Deli

Greengrocer

Fiveways Deli..................................................................7

Fiveways Fruits.........................................................cover

Dentists

Hairdressers

Surrenden Dental Practice............................................16

Streakers.......................................................................12

Domestic Appliances

LJ’s Barber................................................................cover

Carters..........................................................................35

Val Cussell.....................................................................28

Doors

Host Families Needed

Dream Doors..................................................................4

Varndean School...........................................................23

Education

Job Opportunity

Geri May........................................................................5

St Johns College..............................................................4

Windows

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary..........................................8

Kitchens

Countryman.............................................................13

Chemistry Tutor............................................................29

Dream Doors................................................................13

Yoga

Clarks Kitchens..............................................................30

Claire Russell Burns.................................................33

GT

Nursery Growing Up Green ..................................................12 Oven Cleaner Dirty Ovens..............................................................18 Painters & Decorators The Paint Project.......................................................9 Decorative Interiors.................................................22 Bruce Murray...........................................................23

Roofing MB Roofing................................................................2 Ridgeline Roofing.....................................................26 Clarkes of Brighton....................................................6 Sash Window repairs Sashes and Sills........................................................22 Tiles & Tiling Pentagon Tiling.......................................................28 Vegetable and Plant Supplier Nic’s...........................................................................5

PLUMBING SERVICES A reliable local service

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