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hanover Welcome to The Hanover 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 Hanover, not to forget the annual Cats of Hanover Portrait Exhibition in the Dover Castle. We also have a feature by David Gibson on Sarah McCarthy, who is the chair of the new Phoenix Community Association, and Tom Kiss has good news of more electric vehicle chargers coming to Hanover. 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 Hanover Directory Team

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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 from around the world. Without Walls bring a visually spectacular group of outdoor events, including 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.

There’s a series of one-hour daytime concerts featuring classical stars of the future, including Siren Duo – flautist Claire Wickes and harpist Tomos Xerri.

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This concert includes Alwyn’s Naiades, Toward the Sea by Takemitsu and Bax’s Sonata for Flute and Harp. (£10, Thurs 9 May, 1pm, St Nicholas Church, Church Street, BN1 3LJ.) Marking 50 years since the first moon landings, Brighton will have its very own moon with artist Luke Jerram’s realistic illuminated lunar model lighting up the sky above Queen’s Park. The model is seven metres in diameter and features mind-boggling detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. Museum of the Moon’s blend of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround-sound composition created by award-winning composer Dan Jones will offer a unique experience to all. (Free, Fri 17 May, 6pm to Mon 20 May, 12pm.)

Another free event in Queen’s Park is Ghost Caribou, a night-time street act by Thingumajig Theatre. Giant illuminated creatures, part caribou, part spirit, roam a mystical world after dark, accompanied by a wild herdsperson. As they gather a crowd, they clear a space to perform their otherworldly ceremony. (Free, Sat 18 May, 4.30pm walkabout, 9pm full show.)

At the Phoenix Gallery (10-14 Waterloo Place) you can see Iron Men, an exhibition of photographs by Fototala King Massassy, who records the vibrant everyday life of Bamako, the capital of Mali, with genuine empathy. (Free, Sat 4 – Sun 26 May, 11am-5pm, closed Mon & Tues.) Brighton Festival Ticket Office: 01273 709709 Website:

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David Gibson meets the chair of the new Phoenix Community Association...

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was soon elected as the chair of the Phoenix Community Association and is building a community of residents coming together to improve the estate and forge a stronger community spirit. The association is giving social tenants a voice and, by agreeing an action plan with the landlord, Hyde and the council residents are beginning to discover their collective power to shape their area. It feels a bit like there is a strong desire to rekindle the sense of support and community along with the campaigning successes of the early squatting years. The community association is impressively inclusive. As Sarah puts it, she values “getting people together who would normally be in a group and seeing barriers come down and empathy develop”. Sarah adds that, since launching as a group, “As a community we have built a partnership with the Phoenix Gallery to involve youngsters in a mural project and worked with GoodGym to paint over hundreds of yards of graffiti that was bringing the area down. We have started regular walkabouts with the landlord Hyde, developed plans to improve IT access at the community centre, won money to improve a neglected ball games area, improved access to the food bank, organised community socials and progressed plans for a community garden/allotment. “It’s really great to see people coming together and beginning to realise how much difference we can make together.” David Gibson

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This month’s article from Hanover Action…

Ten years of Hanover Action...

Hanover Action started when local people got together after watching “The Age of Stupid” and felt they wanted to do something about living more sustainably.

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Ten years on, much has changed but not enough - David Attenborough and the ex Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams supporting the school students on climate strikes; people trying to live without plastic; Extinction Rebellion growing as an international movement demanding the truth from the media and our political leaders; and a massive and rapid cut in carbon emissions.

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This article is by Alex Cotter at the Mighty Seed Café...

Common Ground...

Common Ground is an organic food-growing community project based in Stanmer Park. We offer a safe, welcoming space for displaced people to connect with the earth, each other and the food we grow. The project creates opportunities to share land-based skills and stories. We are currently crowdfunding to build a workshop to allow us to run programmes all year round, an outdoor kitchen for people to come together to cook and enjoy the food they have helped produce and a polytunnel to extend our growing season and make the land more productive. You can find out more about the project and support our work at commongroundbrighton

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Hanover Queens WI... Our next meeting is on Thursday 9th May at the Haus on the Hill, 58 Southover Street, 7.30 to 9.30pm. Our speaker will be local author John Enright. We’ll also have someone from Refugee Tales giving a short talk and introducing their five-day walking event in July. Do come along if you’d like to join us - grab a drink at the bar and find us upstairs. We very much welcome new faces and hopefully new members. Find us on Facebook or contact us on Handy hint

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hanover This year there are nine Artists Open Houses in Hanover...

Hanover Arts Trail

This May come and discover the wealth of artists and makers producing incredible work right on your doorstep. There are nine Artists Open Houses on the Hanover Arts Trail this year, including three exciting new venues. Many of the spaces will be open every weekend in May for you to browse and buy (check individual listings for opening dates and times). These are mainly private homes where artists and makers hide away the rest of the year, working in attics, garden studios and on kitchen tables. Then along comes May, the house gets tidied and the doors are opened, ready to show you some rare delights from the local artistic community. This is a unique opportunity to buy directly from the artists. Not only does this mean you may pick up a great bargain, it also means you get to meet the people behind the work and find out what inspires them and their creative process. You may even spot a future art star as the winners of our Children’s Drawing Competition are showcased alongside our more established artists.

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This article is by local resident Tom Kiss...

Locations for electric vehicle chargers proposed The Hanover Trail 2019 Phoenix Brighton 10-14 Waterloo Place 17th May 18:00-21:00, 18th-19th May 11:00-17:00

The proposed locations for over 20 lamp-post chargers in Hanover & Elm Grove have been detailed by the council. They form part of the council's citywide deployment of over 200 lamp-post chargers for electric vehicles, hitting the streets later this year.

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The proposed locations in Hanover include: Albion Hill, Belgrave Street, Carlyle Street, Elm Grove, Ewart Street, Franklin Road, Freshfield Street, Hampden Road, Hartington Road, Luther Street, Queen's Park Road, Richmond Street, St Luke’s Terrace, Tarner Road and Wellington Road. These compact new chargers are easily installed onto existing lamp-posts, allowing residents in Hanover & Elm Grove to charge their vehicles whilst they are sat idle. This should provide reassurance for anyone hoping to ditch their fossil fuel cars and move towards cleaner alternatives as we work together to tackle climate change and improve inner city air quality. These chargers will be in addition to the ones already available on Islingword Road and Bernard Place, where electric vehicle owners can pay £7.85 a month for unlimited charging with renewable electricity on the Polar Network ( To find out more and see a complete map of the proposed locations across the city, visit: electricbrighton. com/planned

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If you're thinking of getting an electric vehicle in the future, you can help map demand by joining our Hug the Plug campaign at: electricbrighton. com/community. My name is Tom Kiss, and I'm not affiliated with any electric vehicle company. I'm an independent citizen excited about new clean technology, and committed to helping us all fight climate change.

Sandy Infield & Friends 55 Hanover Terrace Every weekend in May plus Monday 27th May, 11:00-17:00

Brighton Sculptors Church of the Annunciation, Washington Street Every Saturday, 11:00-18:00 and Sunday, 12:15-18:00 in May

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Gill Parry Ceramics 13 Whichelo Place 5th, 11th, 12th, 19th, 20th, 26th May, 11:00-17:00

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Hanover Community

HCA is the small charity that manages the Hanover Cen live locally. We always welcome your feedback and sug and have comments, compliments or complaints. Welcome to YOUR community centre! Many of you reading this visit the community centre for one reason or another; you might attend a class or group yourself, or take your children to an activity session. That’s great because it supports the teachers and organisers to keep the classes and events running, which in turn helps us to keep the centre busy and operating. So how about those of you who don’t use the centre? We would love to know what we can do to entice you through the door! The important word in the heading is YOUR – it is a centre for all those in Hanover and we would really welcome some feedback as to what you would like to see happening here. Moreover, we want to know what ideas you have for events and ways the rooms can be used. We have a regular programme of ‘What’s On’ which you can read on our noticeboard or on the website. Please let us know what’s missing, and especially if you can provide it! Behind Closed Doors?... Many people think that the centre is only for classes but a lot more goes on here than meets the eye. We have a steady number of private bookings for a variety of uses. For example you might want room for a big family gathering or need a public or neutral place to hold a meeting. It is great for rehearsal space, whether you’re a theatre group, dance troupe or just want to blow your own trumpet without annoying your housemates!

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There are facilities for refreshments and Wi-Fi in all the rooms, and different types of furniture to suit your needs. The lower hall has a newly refurbished kitchen area and the small meeting room on the upper floor boasts a fantastic view over Hanover! We try to accommodate bookings to complement each other as best we can, so if you’re looking for some peace and quiet to host a writing group you won’t have to compete with lively Zumba!

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under the section ‘Hire A Room’, or you can get in touch with the office to discuss your requirements. We are very open to suggestions and will do what we can to make your event work here. May Half Term Activities If you want to see what’s on for the May half term, please check the noticeboard outside the centre or our Facebook page for the latest updates 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) Join our Facebook group: “The Hanover Centre” The office is open Monday – Friday, 10am-12pm.

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An annual charity event in The Dover Castle...

Cats of Hanover Portrait Exhibition... Welcome to the 5th annual Cats of Hanover Portrait Exhibition 2019 in the Dover Castle pub. This is a charity event supporting Lost Cats Brighton, with free entry. The Cat Portrait Exhibition runs from 30th April to 4th June and will include some of the original artworks for the tea towel created by artist Dorothy Norkett, alongside other artworks created by Brighton cat owners and artists, both professional, total beginners and young budding talents.

The Charity Cat Tea Towel has more than 100 + cat drawings made of local Brighton cats. Opening Night:  on 30th April there will be a Cat Themed Pub Quiz starting at 8pm - entry £3.00/ person. Please come and show your support. Happy Hour Drinks & Snacks from the Dover Castle bar.

Closing Night:  on 4th June there will be Crazy Whiskers, a stand-up comedy night, and an  auction from 7.30pm at the pub. 

Location: Dover Castle pub, 43 Southover Street, Brighton BN2 9UE Date: 30th April to 4th June 2019

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hanover An update on local parking schemes...

Residents’ parking schemes update... Over the last few months the council have been talking to residents and businesses in the Elm Grove, Hanover and St Luke’s areas about how their parking schemes are working and whether they would like to change the hours and/or days of operation. As a result, some changes were put to the council’s Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee on 19th March. 70% of respondents in the St Luke’s area light touch scheme (Zone U) supported joining the neighbouring Queen’s Park zone (Zone C), which currently operates a full scheme from 9am to 8pm seven days a week. Councillors agreed to proceed with changing roads in Zone U into Zone C from 1 June 2019.

A review was carried out at the end of last year of the two parking zones in the Hanover & Elm Grove area (Zone S & V) which have been operating for more than a year. The Zone S ‘light touch’ scheme operates Monday to Friday, 11am-midday and 6-7pm. A quarter of residents in the area responded to the consultation, with just over 60% in support of keeping the scheme hours as they are. Some residents in a small number of streets known as the ‘top triangle’ (Arnold Street, Baxter Street, Carlyle Street, Cromwell Street, Lynton Street and part of Queen’s Park Road) supported further consultation to find out whether they would like to join the Zone V scheme. The committee agreed to consult this top triangle area on joining Zone V (full scheme) with a detailed design. Some residents commented about speeding on one-way streets, and there will be an opportunity to outline these issues in more detail in the next consultation. Another problem raised was about pavement parking on Elm Grove. Brighton & Hove City Council are lobbying the Government for pavement parking powers similar to those in London.

Freshfield Street and Queen’s Park Rise are currently in the light touch Zone S, but when roads in Zone U join Zone C, they will be surrounded by roads with parking enforcement from 9am to 8pm. The committee agreed that an initial consultation be undertaken with residents in these two roads to see whether they too would like to join the Queen’s Park scheme in Zone C or remain in Zone S.

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Every Friday starting 7th February @ Hanover Community Centre @ Hanover Community Centre Baby Class 12.30 - 1.30pm 1+years Class 9.30 am- 2.30pm Mixed 1-3 Class 1.30 Baby Class 12.30pm Introductory FREE CLASS FREE TASTER Contact Belinda McBrideSESSION 07582 256957 or Contact Belinda McBride 07582 256957

The Zone V parking scheme operates seven days a week from 9am to 8pm. 80% of those who responded to the consultation supported keeping the hours as they are and 70% were satisfied with the scheme.

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A Hanover-based choir who like to sing in the pub...!

Local Vocal...

“Nothing beats a good sing EXCEPT singing in a local pub with a great group of people, an inspiring choir leader and a large glass of red wine in one hand!” Katie – Local Vocal Local Vocal love their choir so much, they decided recently to spread the love with a Hanover pub crawl.

Kicking off in the safety of The Hanover, their regular venue, they then set off down the hill for their first solo evening gig. Would the regulars at The Constant Service avoid eye contact and treat them like buskers on the tube? Away from diners having a peaceful meal, they launched straight into “One Day Like This”. Not only did the punters love it, they joined in! One commented, “They sounded amazing. I had a real sense of euphoria and raised hairs on my neck.” Bolstered by the compliments and the buzz of audience participation, they followed with “When Doves Cry”. A Prince fan said she was moved to hear the song broken down into harmonies. After a finale of Sweet Dreams, buoyed by Dutch courage and acclaim they chatted down the hill to The Dover Castle.


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Nerves set in again. Undeterred they opened with “Tender” by Blur, and were surprised by the warm, positive reaction.

Reaching the Village, slightly worse for wear, they managed to harmonise “Chasing Cars”, and “Africa” by Toto. A passing dog walker came in to listen saying she loved singing, but didn’t have the singing ability to join in. However, this choir has varying abilities and there are no auditions. Over time, by singing regularly, members find their singing improves, often to the relief of their families!

Choirs are growing in popularity. Singing can reportedly release endorphins, reduce stress, increase lung capacity and lower blood pressure. With Local Vocal, it’s a very sociable way to meet neighbours. Their newest member, Tony, loved the warm inclusive welcome he received by all and particularly from the charismatic choir leader, Aneesa Chaudhry.  This busy lady is a vocal coach, a talented jazz singer and leads two other choirs. Local Vocal is her only choir who sing with glass in hand though.  It seems pretty unique:  

“This is the BEST pub choir I’ve ever seen! Actually, it’s the only pub choir I’ve ever seen. No matter how tired I am when I arrive, I always feel energised when I go home.” Katherine – Local Vocal – working mum of three The Local Vocal meet during term time at The Hanover on Thursdays at 8pm; find them on Facebook. 

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hanover Brighton Fringe starts on 3rd May...

Brighton Fringe – a H

Brighton Fringe 2019 runs from 3 May to 2 June with a multit Hey Clay Children’s Pottery Festival The Patch – William Clarke Park; 18-19 May; age 3-16 Children can make pots on the wheel to take away, or a hand-made pinch bowl. There will be a sculpture area as well as some model making, along with throwing on the pottery wheels. You will be allocated a time slot of 1 hour. Bring a picnic and old t-shirt. Cost £3 per child. Sound Sculptures and Giant Percussion Music Workshops Wagner Hall, 37 Lewes Road; 1pm, 4-5 & 18-19 May; £12; age 6-12 A fun music workshop divided into two sections ‘Sound Orchestra’ which uses giant percussion instruments and sound sculptures as a music ensemble and ‘Make and Play’ which uses colourful tubes and musical parts to create unique giant sound sculptures. BSMS Medic Revue Sallis Benney theatre, 58-67 Grand Parade 7.30pm, 23-25 May; £10 The Medic Revue returns for its 12th year. Written, cast and crewed solely by students at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, the show will take you on an exploration of medicine and the NHS in a way that will leave you laughing for hours. Containing comedy sketches, songs and videos accessible to all. Brighton’s Big Fat Literary Olympics The Richmond Bar, 33 Richmond Place 8pm, 22 May; age 16+

For teams of 2-5 players. Entry fee: £3 per head. Know your Austen from your Auster? Or couldn’t spot a novel from a shovel? You’re both welcome. This is a literary pub quiz with a mighty difference. Prepare for Chaucerian challenges, Twain-tastic team tasks and more Poe-propelled punnery than you can shake a spear at. Expect prizes. Expect surprises.

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Open Studios 2019 Phoenix Brighton, 10-14 Waterloo Place; free; drop-in; 17 May 6-9pm; 18-19 May 11am-5pm Come and explore six floors of artists’ studios, meet professional artists and see where creativity happens! Whether you’re an art lover or simply curious, you’re sure to find something to intrigue and inspire See this logo on adverts and find local reviews of that business at


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Host of Events

tude of events of all kinds, including some that are free to attend. Here are a few events close to Hanover...

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

you at Phoenix. With guided tours and special activities for children. See for more information on special events. MOOP: Stories Phoenix Brighton, Waterloo Place; 7.30pm, 7, 14 & 21 May; donations, ticketed The award-winning Museum of Ordinary People (MOOP) returns with a series of events that delve into last year’s exhibits, exploring how collections of everyday objects and archives of ordinary people’s lives developed into artwork. See some of the powerful pieces and hear from the artists first-hand. Bla Bla Land The Warren: The Nest; Victoria Gardens; 2, 5, 20 & 21 May; 9.10pm; £8 Bla Bla Land is an improvised musical comedy inspired by the Oscar-winning film La La Land, presented by Brighton’s Tea & Toast troupe. Everything, including the songs, characters, story and dances, is made up on the spot, inspired by suggestions from the audience. Raphael Wakefield: Wengerball The Warren: Theatre Box; Victoria Gardens; 10 & 31 May 8.30pm, 27 May 5.30pm; £10 Rising character comedy star Raphael Wakefield arrives with his debut hour: the epic tale of Arsène Wenger’s rise and fall - and why it matters. Major themes include integrity, sacrifice and absolutely shocking defending, Jeff. 

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The Dolly Parton Story The Warren: The Hat; Victoria Gardens 28-30 May; 8pm; £14 Following sell out shows and standing ovations at Edinburgh Fringe, The Dolly Parton Story premieres at Brighton Fringe to take you on an incredible journey through the career of the ‘Queen of Country’. Follow Dolly’s incredible journey in this ground-breaking ‘show-umentary’ format. Featuring passionate renditions of Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands in the Stream, Here You Come Again, Coat of Many Colours, Joshua and many more. A Self-Help Guide to Being in Love with Jeremy Corbyn The Warren: Theatre Box; Victoria Gardens 5.30pm, 10-13 May; £10 A rousing, lyrical and humorous spoken word show about Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party and the division of the left, from BBC Slam Champion Jess Green. CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation The Warren: The Hat; Victoria Gardens 4, 5 & 11 May; 4.15pm; £12 The improvised comedy murder mystery by The Chandeliers theatre company is back with a 100% brand new whodunnit show. Audience members will create the victim and solve the crime. No-one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! To book tickets for Brighton Fringe events, call 01273 917272 or book online at

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