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hanover Happy New Year to all Hanover residents!

We hope you had a lovely Christmas. The years seem to go by so quickly and January is here again with many of us making New Year’s resolutions.

If your resolution is to do more exercise, going to the gym might not be as bad as you expect – see this month’s heart health article from Jason Palmer. There are also classes at the Hanover Community Centre offering all sorts of exercise such as Pilates, yoga, circuit training, Zumba and dancing. Happy New Year!

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Cover picture: photo by Annabel Long for Amaze, the local charity behind the Hanover colour matches - a charity supporting families with disabled children and young people in Sussex Publisher: The Hanover Directory 01273 551021 Printer: Gemini Press 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.

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Meet the manager of Village...

Hanover Person... Rich De-Warrenne Waller

How long have you been at Village?

I’ve been here since its creation. After the community and Maj from The Blue Man saved the venue, he asked me to come across from the bar to start a new project with him. It’s been a great three years since then. What makes Village, Village?

The locals! They’ve been extremely supportive and entertaining since we started. When I first came we had nothing, not even a kitchen or bar. Since then it’s grown into a great community hub mainly thanks to you guys, so cheers to you all! I’ve enjoyed my time here, chatting to the locals, trying to find which photograph they’ve stuck my face on this week. The staff are great too and they’ll happily agree with you that my paisley shirt today is just as bad as yesterday’s. It may sound like a cliché but it really is for everyone - we’ve got gigs, workshops, charity fundraisers, community meetings, people working ‘from home’. You can have your party here and we’ve got a killer Bloody Mary to help you the next morning! What sort of food and drinks do you serve?

In a way everything! We serve great brunch dishes all day until 4pm - yes, you can have a pint with breakfast! ..Cheeky? We also have daily specials, sandwiches

and snacks, including Annie’s wonderful homemade sausage rolls. In the evening, you can order from any takeaway and we’ll give you plates and cutlery. Drinkswise, we’ve got lots of teas, coffee, local ales, beers, wines, the usual suspects really. I’ve also put together a great selection of gins, tonics and ‘fancy’ garnishes and I’d certainly recommend trying our grapefruit tonic, it’s divine! What are your plans for 2019?

I’m trying to get some oats for my muesli mountain sculpture – although it’s proving difficult as apparently it’s all been turned into milk (which we do have of course)… so I might try making an avocado one instead. Seriously though, we’ve got a new monthly comedy night - Comedy On The Mount - which began in November. It’s a great night and rather different for Hanover. It’s part of our regular programming which includes events like FolkRoom, a fortnightly showcase curated by FolkRoom Records. We’ve also got quite a few bands and occasional poetry nights, and keep an eye out for our pub quiz starting very soon! What do you do in your spare time? Twerking.

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A great new project from One Church Brighton to get people talking...

Table Talk Brighton... TABLE TALK has been launched. The mission is to make Brighton even more friendly by offering opportunities to talk to new people. The simple idea is that cafés have an assigned table, marked with a TABLE TALK BRIGHTON stand, where people sit if they’re happy to talk to other customers. It’s for everyone, alone, with a friend, child or carer. We want people to TAKE TIME TO TALK.

added, aiming to have one close to each medical surgery in Brighton.

TABLE TALK has been supported enthusiastically, not only by cafés but by people of all ages and by the leader of Brighton & Hove City Council. Already participating are cafés in different areas of the city, including the seafront and Preston Park. Among them are independents, cafés within stores such as M&S, Debenhams and Waterstones, the national café Starbucks, the two main Royal Sussex County Hospital cafés and community cafés.

A few people have volunteered to work together to make this exciting project happen. We’d love to hear of your experiences - email

Maybe you’d like to meet and talk to more people, or take a break from your phone or laptop. Even a short conversation could make a big difference – you never know who you might meet.

The idea developed when sadly there were accounts of people going for days without speaking to anyone. More recently BBC research has shown that many people, especially 16-24 year olds, feel lonely at some time. Brighton is a friendly city but can be lonely for some. We want an assigned table to become the norm in city cafés for everyone to enjoy.

Why not give this a try as the new year starts? It could make 2019 a more interesting and enjoyable year for you. Some of us feel uncomfortable going into a café alone but it’s a safe environment. Although we can’t promise that someone will share the table, you’ll be welcome. Do encourage others to join in and TAKE TIME TO TALK.

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An appeal from the Brighton Cuba Solidarity Campaign...

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Play for Cuba

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Think Cuba, think salsa and son, rumba and cha-cha-cha. Cuba wouldn’t be Cuba without music and dance and they’re taught in all schools across the island.

A new 50km mass participation bike ride, BM Ride, will take place on Sunday 14th April as part of the Brighton Marathon Weekend.

But instruments are in short supply, due to the economic blockade by the United States. What is Play for Cuba? It’s an appeal launched by the National Education Union (NUT Section), and the UK charity, the Music Fund for Cuba, founded in memory of iconic singer Kirsty MacColl. What do they want? Musical instruments gathering dust in attics, garages, and stock rooms. Doesn’t matter if they need a bit of work done on them. Cubans are good at fixing things having lived with the United States blockade for approaching 60 years. And don’t forget the little extras: reeds, strings, bows and drum sticks, carrying cases and music stands. What’s the goal? To send a shipping container full of musical instruments to Cuba in April 2019. It’ll get a send-off from the NEU Conference next Easter. If you can donate instruments or want to find out more, go to or contact: Ann Hallam 07900 321619

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It won’t be a race but an opportunity to enjoy the city’s streets together, traffic-free. The ride will take place early in the morning, before the 10K and the marathon begin, and will mostly use the existing marathon road closures, which will be extended to allow for an earlier set-up. There will also be an additional 8km loop to the east of the city, through Ovingdean, Woodingdean and Whitehawk. The event is targeted at around 1,600 riders of mixed abilities and will start and finish on Hove Lawns. There will be a minimum speed for all riders. For more information or to register your interest, visit


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This month at St Luke’s, a harpsichord recital…

Music and Wine at St Luke’s Happy New Year. We hope you had a great festive break.

Brochures for our series running from January–April 2019 should be delivered to you in the next few weeks. Please contact us if you haven’t received one and would like to. Our first concert of the season will be on Friday 18th January when Music & Wine at St Luke’s will host its first harpsichord recital, given by Sara Stowe.

Sara will perform a varied programme of harpsichord music from the 17th century to the present day. You will hear pieces from Anne Cromwell’s Virginal Book, Wiliam Mirval’s Siege of Chester, Francois Couperin’s Mysterious Barricades, Handel’s Harmonious Blacksmith and Stephen Montague’s dancing Mirabella. Sara has recently made her first recording of new harpsichord music, a CD of Italian songs and, on the Métier label with the ensemble Sirinu, the music for early and unusual instruments by Howard Skempton.

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The concert takes place at St Luke’s Church, Queen’s Park Road, Brighton BN2 9ZB, and starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £7 / £5 unwaged and low waged / under16s free. Disabled access. Wine and refreshments served. For more information, please visit or contact The latest column from the local WI...

Hanover Queens WI Happy New Year from the Hanover Queens! We’ll welcome in the New Year on Thursday 10th January with our Quiz Night. We meet at 7.30pm upstairs at the Islingword Inn, 175 Queen’s Park Road, every second Thursday of the month.

Do come along if you’d like to give us a try. Grab a drink downstairs and come and join us. There’s always tea and cake too! New faces and members always very welcome. Find out more on Facebook or email us at Handy hint

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Hanover Community A HCA is the small charity that manages the Hanover Centre on Southover Street. The charity is run by a committee of voluntary trustees who live locally. We always welcome your feedback and suggestions, so please get in touch if you’ve attended an event or activity at the centre and have comments, compliments or complaints. 2019 – Be Makey not Flakey! Hopefully we won’t be experiencing any snow on this scale! Thank you to all those who have supported the centre in one way or another over the last year; we would like to wish all Hanoverians a super 2019! If your resolution is to try something different, have a look at our website for a list of what’s on. We have a varied programme of classes running, some well-established and some brand new, so keep in touch for updates on what’s going on at your community centre to suit you. Or perhaps you’d like to put on an event yourself? Come and talk to us about your idea... Young Kung Fu for You!

Drop-in Kung Fu class suitable for all levels. Ages 7 to 11. Learn traditional Chinese martial arts in a friendly environment. Ideal for keeping fit and learning practical self-defence skills rooted in traditional Chinese practice and philosophy. Wutan has been teaching these skills in the UK since 1977 and in Brighton since 2001. The school’s founder They Soon Tuan believes that by practising and teaching the martial arts of Kung Fu and Tai Chi we can improve the mental, physical and spiritual health of ourselves and those around us. Fridays 4.45pm (term time only) £3 For more information: Phone Pat on 07766951335 or email Introduction to the Alexander Technique Saturday 19 January, 2-5pm. £20

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Saturday 26 January, 7.30pm Willie Stewart, 2018, Belgium/Ireland, 70 minutes Introduced by director Willie Stewart + Performances

Mich first came to prominence in Antwerp’s turbulent, underground 70s art scene. He orchestrated mass, Fluxus style performances and released a series of experimental films including Saturnus (1971), a DIY sci-fi transmission from another world shot with a homemade fish-eye lens, and Lysistrata (1975), an all nude adaptation of Aristophanes’ satire featuring a soundtrack of primal yelling, tape delay, instant sax blasts, African poetry and de-tuned guitar. A painter, sculptor, holographer, musician and performance artist, Mich has worked across all artforms for over five decades, and collaborated widely with artists including Thurston Moore, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Dennis Tyfuss, Jennifer Walshe, Blood Stereo, Wataru Kasahara, Kiyoharu Kuwayama, Burial Hex, The Joyous Cosmology, Syed Kamran Ali, Pascal Nichols, Roman Nose, Blue Yodel, Mama Bar, Kommissar Hjuler and more! Through a mix of incredible archival footage, interviews with family and friends and fly on the wall

footage, Ludo Is Fantastic immerses us into the ‘Mich Dimension’. We’re very pleased to welcome musician and director Willie Stewart to introduce and answer your questions. There’ll be performances too from artists; check the website for updates nearer the event. www. opencolour. www. Talk to Us! If you would like to join in with our projects, run a course, volunteer or enquire about a booking or a class, then please leave a message or email with a daytime phone number and we’ll call you: Hanover Centre, 33 Southover Street, BN2 9UD Email: Website: Phone: 01273 694 873 (24 hours) Facebook group: “The Hanover Centre” The office is open Monday – Friday, 10am-12pm.

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This month’s councillor report is from Dick Page, Green councillor for Hanover & Elm Grove...

Councillor News...Dick Page

As we all hopefully enjoy a proper mid-winter break, let’s hope our streets are kept in a reasonable state – by all of us, of course, but especially Cityclean. I have not had so many reports of missed collections since the summer chaos, but in early December they temporarily closed their Twitter account etc, as the contact centre only had 2-3 staff (when it should have 7-8). Promises by the Council Leader to restore funding cuts haven’t materialised, then… But “digital is not always best”, apparently. Parking services have quietly done a U-turn on displaying your permit. When our zones started, we were told don’t worry about even having a physical one, let alone displaying it. This always prevented residents reporting unauthorised parking, as they had no idea if a vehicle had a virtual permit or not. NSL parking attendants have also told me it took them far longer to check virtual permits, so they covered less than half the streets they could have if seeing permits in windscreens. I have used every opportunity over the past four years to remind council services that many residents do

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not have easy access to the internet, so they must always have a traditional means of contacting them as well (eg by phone, letter or in person). Sadly, this is my last Hanover Directory report, before I have to stand down at the 2nd May council elections. My serious health condition just doesn’t allow me to commit to serve for another four-year term. But I will be helping our local Green Team in the background wherever I can, to solve residents’ problems and strengthen our community’s voice to the Council and other organisations who affect our lives.

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The Green Party councillors for Hanover & Elm Grove, David Gibson and Dick Page, hold an advice surgery every second Saturday in the month, from 10.15 to 11.15am at Elm Grove School. You can also email them at: tel: 01273 291424 / 078101 50833

or tel: 01273 291834 You can contact Labour councillor Emma Daniel at tel: 01273 291546

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Field Officers are go! A new role bringing council services out to the city’s communities seven days a week is proving an instant hit. The Field Officer team became fully operational in December. The service has been developed to work closely with communities and partners, and the team act as troubleshooters to deliver co-ordinated, fast and effective enforcement and inspection work across a number of council services. These include environmental health, housing, planning enforcement, community safety, seafront services and parks. A key feature is working within and with communities to promote a more proactive and preventative way of working to resolve issues efficiently and effectively. While it’s still early days, the service is already showing real benefits. The Field Officer team working between 12 noon and 8pm seven days a week allows them to visit residents at home to discuss complaints and identify quick solutions. It also allows information and intelligence to be gathered out-of-hours on more complex cases, which can help resolve them more speedily. And early face-to-face communication has meant the team can deal with cases quickly. The team has received a lot of positive feedback about the speed of the response. A ward councillor who reported an issue with rubbish scattered around a recycling point commented: “The two Field Officers that were on duty on Saturday morning performed their duties admirably. Please thank them.” One of the duties the team have taken over is a new weekend out-of-hours noise nuisance service, aiming to provide a safer and more effective response. Residents are now able to email or phone in noise complaints on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, and will be contacted the following morning with the offer of a visit that day.

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Hanover & Elm Grove councillor Emma Daniel, chair of the Neighbourhoods, Inclusion, Communities & Equalities committee, said: “Introducing the Field Officers is a key part of our work taking council services out to our communities and a great example of how collaborating with residents and partners can help us to deliver better services. We’ve recruited a team who, as well as expertise in enforcement and inspection, can engage and work effectively with the diverse communities in the city and encourage residents to get involved and work together to improve the quality of life for everyone.” For weekend noise complaints, call 01273 293541 or email, from 5pm on a Friday through to 9am on Monday morning.

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Our regular article from Hanover Action...

Tell our politicians: what Hanover Action are supporting a rising up of people across the country in a movement called Extinction Rebellion demanding urgent action to avert climate breakdown and species extinction. If you want to get involved in Brighton, search for the Facebook page and get involved. So, it’s 7am on a cold Friday morning in early winter and a rag-bag of early risers, local activists and Brighton sea swimmers are holding up a hand-made banner in the sea to try and attract the attention of local newspapers to our cause. (If you’re reading this, it worked!) Why bother? This is outrage channelled into dedication. Although we have carbon reduction targets in place from the 2008 Climate Change Act, they do not go far enough, fast enough. And if you don’t believe us, check out the latest International Panel on Climate

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t really matters to us is our children’s future Change (IPCC) report, or David Attenborough’s strong words at last month’s climate change meeting in Poland. That’s why Hanover Action is petitioning Brighton and Hove City Council to put in place a more ambitious commitment of making our city carbon neutral by 2030. We believe that a sustainable low-carbon future is essential for our own sake and that of future generations – and is needed urgently to avoid the dangers of runaway climate breakdown. You can find the petition by searching for “BHCC zero carbon petition” online, or on the Hanover Action website, or visit the link directly at: Councillors in Bristol have recently declared a ‘climate emergency’ and brought forward the city’s carbon neutrality target by 20 years to 2030. We call on Brighton & Hove to do the same, and lead the way for cities and councils across the UK. To change everything, we need everyone.

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The latest article by Hanover resident Jason Palmer of the Sussex Heart Charity…

I didn’t expect to enjoy being in a gym... At this time of year we all reflect on how, since Christmas, we have lived a life of excess, drinking and eating more than we should have done, whilst looking forward to holidays in the sun by the pool. I struggle to keep weight off and I know I am not the only one prone to piling on the pounds. I work out, at

and healthy, improving myself physically and mentally, feeling great when I leave – now, I do. It is not for everyone, but you’ll never know unless you give it a go! Keep happy and healthy Jason x

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least twice a week, walk everywhere and occasionally hop on my bike, simply to ensure I keep my body in shape – well, in the shape of a body – a human body. To avoid inactivity during the winter months, I push myself to get out more. It’s easy if you know how and the trick is to give yourself treats and regular breaks – or ‘get outs’, as I like to call them. By far the best place to unveil the ‘old you’, is at a gym – leading to a ‘new you’, hopefully. January is the best time of year to consider joining a gym - many offering free trial memberships and discounts. Half the battle is getting out of the house. A visit to a local coffee shop in the early days, when I joined a gym, was the ‘carrot’ – this was my ‘get out’. Over time I started to make a few gym friends and began to find my way around - I confidently sought guidance and advice from the qualified staff. It became a little more fun – less of a ‘stick’ and sociable too; I found myself skipping coffee (and cake) before the gym and going straight there. I still don’t enjoy going to a gym; I didn’t expect to enjoy being in a gym, with the opportunity to get fit

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We think we know what you guys are thinking before you use a business for the first time. How do I know they will do a good job? Will they overcharge me? What if they mess it up and don’t put it right? Lots of natural fears kick in before stepping boldly into the unknown and using a business for the first time.

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New Archaeology Gallery at Brighton Museum

Get up close and personal with some of the earliest residents of Sussex at the new and exciting archaeology gallery opening at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery on January 26th. Discover the compelling story of our ancestors who lived in Brighton & Hove through the centuries from the Ice Age to the Saxons. At the heart of the exhibition will be seven forensically accurate 3D facial reconstructions revealing the faces of people, some of whose remains were found in and around Brighton & Hove from the Ice Age to the Saxon era. Using modern scientific technology, research into the lives of these people has discovered a wealth of mystery, drama and tragedy through childbirth, malnutrition, toothache and possibly murder. Now

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you can see what they looked like and learn their real-life stories. The brand-new gallery is named The Elaine Evans Archaeology Gallery after its major benefactor and has been designed to appeal to families and children as well as students and people interested in archaeology and history. This is the first new gallery devoted to ancient history in Brighton & Hove for over 20 years following a public petition from the Brighton & Hove Archaeology Society. One of their members, Brighton & Hove resident Elaine Evans BEM, has kindly donated a substantial grant to the museum to enable the gallery to be created. Elaine Evans said; “For many years history and archaeology have fascinated me. One marvellous day I spotted a Stone Age flint blade by chance in my back garden in Hove, brought to the surface by worms.  I was the first person to hold it since it was dropped by a hunter-gatherer thousands of years ago: the blade was still sharp. I ran a school of English for 27 years and education is so important to me. It’s wonderful that the museum will bring history alive to visitors young and old.” 

Neolithic woman - remains found on Whitehawk Enclosure (now Brighton Racecourse)

Other highlights include digital animated scenes of woolly mammoth, bison, elephants and hyenas wandering the streets of Brighton, and a bird’s eye view of the Sussex coastline, showing how it has changed over the last 250,000 years. You will also be able to listen to the ambient sounds of our prehistoric ancestors at work. For more information, visit

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An article by WH Johnson looking at the superstitions of Old Sussex...

Sussex Superstitions - Fishermen

Fishermen are still among the most superstitious of people, with certain rituals and beliefs to keep them safe at sea. Whilst some of these beliefs are now out of date, others are firmly held today. For instance you will only very rarely find a fisherman’s boat with the registered number 13. Some boat owners have even resisted a number where the digits add up to 13. And note the quite odd language taboos, words which fishermen refrained from using at sea or while engaged on land in other important aspects of their trade. These taboo words varied from place to place. Where Yorkshire fishermen or those at Plymouth or Lowestoft will not utter the word “pig” lest it bring them bad luck, in Sussex the dread word is “rabbits”. Ted Watherington, a Brighton fisherman, was in no doubt about that. “You had to call them Bexhill Runners,” he explained. In other parts of the country the words “hare”, “church” or “egg”, if used by anyone aboard, could lead to the abandonment of a day at sea.

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At times, when there were difficulties on the boat, some might suggest that somehow a rabbit had been on board. This wariness of rabbits extended as far as seeing them on land. It was a very uncertain fisherman who went onto his boat having just seen one earlier. Oddly, meeting nuns on the way to the boat had the same effect. The story is told of the Brighton fisherman, Ted Gillam, taking a bus to Shoreham where his boat was docked. Part way through the journey two nuns boarded the bus. That made up his mind. Meeting nuns: it was a bad start, a warning no less. There’d be no fishing that day. He got off the bus and went home. This particular superstition extends to other fishing communities but how can it be explained? Eastbourne fishermen had the same reaction on seeing a vicar on a Friday and they thought that to meet a cross-eyed person was unlucky, especially if it was a woman. This particular anxiety was common in many parts of the country and some countered ill-effects of such meetings by spitting or crossing their fingers. Perhaps it is unnecessary to add that women, cross-eyed or not, were not allowed on board boats. WH Johnson is the author of The Superstitions and Curious Beliefs of Old Sussex, an e-book available from Amazon.

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