Hanover Directory October 2018

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Welcome to The Hanover Directory Autumn is well and truly here now and it’s great to have the Martlets Snailspace giant snails to brighten up our city.

Our featured local person is Hanover artist Katherine Griffin, who has created one of the snails, Felicity, which is located at the Pepper Pot. She tells us how she came up with her beautiful design. Another event this month is the Brighton Early Music Festival, which begins on 26th October. If you’re a classical music fan, it’s a good idea to get hold of a brochure or look online and book your tickets now. We also feature a new local charity, the Hanover Homeless Project – read their article to find out how you can get involved – and there’s news of new charging posts in the area for electric vehicles. Have a great October! The Hanover Directory Team info@hanoverdirectory.co.uk www.hanoverdirectory.co.uk Cover picture: Felicity snail at the Pepper Pot; photo by Simon Dack Publisher: The Hanover Directory 01273 551021 info@hanoverdirectory.co.uk www.hanoverdirectory.co.uk 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 a local artist who’s designed one of the Snailspace snails...

Hanover Person...Katherine Griffin Katherine Griffin lives in Hanover and has created Felicity, one of the snails on the Martlets Snailspace trail. She previously designed one of the Snowdogs, Bobby. Photo by Harry Moles @wannabephotoguy

How long have you lived in Hanover? I’ve lived in Brighton for 13 years and in Hanover for the past five. I love living here. I’ve painted a few of the local electrical boxes as well as the Freddie Mercury Bowie cat mural on Windmill Street. Hanover is such a warm, friendly place with a great sense of community. Where can we see Felicity?

I’m excited to say that Felicity will be by the Pepper Pot. How did you get the inspiration for your design? I was really happy about the snail sculptures, not only because they encourage people to slow down (which I definitely need to do) but also because snails symbolise fertility, abundance and things coming to fruition. The spiral shell represents the circle of life, the earth’s rotation around the sun, a symbol of time and transition. I painted Bobby the Snowdog as a tribute to my late parents who both died before reaching retirement.

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It felt quite special that I was pregnant when asked to paint the snail: as though life was coming full circle. I named the snail after my late mother Felicity because it means happiness. I had a little girl in April and have given her Felicity as her middle name. I wanted to include all four seasons to depict the passing of time: Spring and Summer on the body, Autumn on the spiral and Winter on the back of the shell, which resembles a giant snow globe. I added a fox because the Celts believed them to be wise creatures that guided humans into the spirit world. Which is your favourite of the other snails? Too many outstanding ones to choose from! I absolutely love Danni Smith’s ‘To everything there is a season’. The painting is so beautiful and she’s included all the seasons. I have an affinity for Pinky’s ‘Feelin’ Groovy’ as we painted our snails together last Autumn for the promotional launch of the project. I was honoured to be asked to paint then and had just found out I was pregnant with my daughter Ezrah, who’s now nearly five months. I feel as if she was growing alongside them.

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BREMF 2018 explores the topical theme of Europe with 700 years of music from 17 European countries. 24 events across Brighton and Hove from Medieval to Classical, including early opera with vibrant street dance. For full programme and tickets see bremf.org.uk or book via Brighton Dome Ticket Office on 01273 709709




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A great event for Halloween...

Dracula at The Spire

Local theatre company TRUESTORY has already made an impressive name for itself with a magical sell-out production of A Christmas Carol in 2015 and – back by demand - 2017. Led by Artistic Director Gary Sefton, the company comprises a dynamic group of experienced performers from a variety of disciplines, united in their commitment to stylised story-telling in its purest, most theatrical, form. This Halloween, TRUESTORY are back at the spookily atmospheric Spire with their latest thrilling offering… Dracula! Sefton’s new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s chilling classic comes gliding in at a neat hour and combines physical, fast-paced narrative with the company’s bold and exciting style. The familiar tale of a cursed man’s eternal search for true love and world domination is given the company’s signature twist with spine-tingling special effects and suspense-filled drama. Not to be missed by adults and (brave) eight-year-olds and up! Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/brighton/ the-spire/dracula-at-the-spire See the company website for more details: www.truestory-theatre.com/dracula-2018

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Brighton Early Music Festival 26th Oct to 11th Nov 2018

Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF) is exploring the topical theme of Europe this autumn, with 24 concerts featuring 700 years of music from 17 European countries taking place across the city. Highlights include the story of music and migration in 16th-century London with the English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble (St Martin’s Church, 27 October), festive music for an 18th-century Swedish royal wedding (St George’s Church, 2 November); and the festival culminates in a concert of choral and orchestral music for peace by Charpentier, Handel and others to celebrate Armistice Day (St Martin’s Church, 11 November).

The festival features several lunchtime and afternoon concerts and all events can be reached on at least one of Brighton bus services 1, 5, 7 and 25. Tickets start at just £5 and can be booked online at the festival website at bremf.org.uk or via Brighton Dome Ticket Office on 01273 709709. You can also request a festival brochure and join the mailing list via the festival website or by phoning 01273 833746. to advertise, please call 01273 551021 or visit www.hanoverdirectory.co.uk


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Phoenix Brighton’s new membership scheme...

A chance to see the original Snowman illustrations...

Phoenix Brighton launches Friends scheme

The Snowman™ exhibition 20 October 2018 to 6 January 2019

Phoenix Friends is Phoenix Brighton’s new membership scheme, giving art lovers a unique chance to engage with visual art through direct contact with artists and their work.

One winter’s night, a snowman comes to life and an unforgettable adventure begins. Discover the magic for yourself. For more information, visit brightonmuseums.org.uk.

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The scheme will be officially launched on October 3rd at Poetography, an event of poetry and images hosted by TV producer, poet and Phoenix patron Henry Normal. Each month, Phoenix Friends will be invited to an exclusive event, such as artists’ studio tours, practical demonstrations and opportunities to meet the talented artists based at Phoenix. Planned events include a dedicated tour of the Brighton Photo Fringe exhibition led by a photographer, a printmaking demonstration and a festive drinks event. Phoenix Friends will also be helping to support the charity’s work in promoting creativity throughout the region. Our outstanding programme of contemporary art exhibitions, family and community events, and creative courses are open to all, encouraging everyone to engage with the arts. Phoenix is offering a special membership rate of £35 for the whole year. For more information, see www. phoenixbrighton.org/phoenix-friends or phone 01273 603700. “Phoenix Friends is the best way to help support Phoenix and its valuable work in the city”- Henry Normal, Patron of Phoenix Brighton. Poetography takes place at Phoenix Brighton, on October 3rd from 7-9pm.

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The latest column from the local WI...

Just one concert this month at St Luke’s Church…

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Music and Wine at St Luke’s

Our next meeting is on Thursday 11th October and will be our AGM – with wine and cheese to help the evening along. Find us upstairs at the Islingword Inn, 175 Queen’s Park Road, from 7.30 to 9.30pm. You’d be very welcome if you’d like to come along.

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On Friday 12th October we welcome back Klio Blonz (flute) and Grace Mo (piano) who will be joined by violinist Fenella Humphreys to present their trio concert: A Musical Offering.

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They will perform Bach’s grandiose Trio from The Musical Offering, paving the way to the 21st century and Luckett’s Premiere for solo flute. Time is suspended with Messiaen’s Theme and Variations for violin and piano while bursting flavours and colourful soundscapes will emerge through the works of Ravel, Rota and Piazzolla. “I’d do everything I could to give everyone a moment of happiness. That’s what’s at the heart of my music.” Nino Rota We’re then having a break until November 23rd to give you time to enjoy Brighton’s Early Music Festival. 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 www.musicandwineatstlukes.com or contact musicandwineatstlukes@gmail.com.

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ntre on Southover Street. The charity is run by a committee of voluntary trustees who gestions, so please get in touch if you’ve attended an event or activity at the centre and Beer Today – Gone Tomorrow? If you can’t make it to the Hanover Beer Festival on 5-6 October, don’t worry! There is still a chance to grab yourself a drink at the Sunday Take Out session, 7 October 10.00am to 12 noon, ensuring remaining beer (if there is any) goes to a good home rather than intoxicating our garden snails. £1 a pint or donation. Hanover Baby and Kids Table Top Sale

The yoga class is on Friday morning at 10.30am, following on from My Mojo Zumba at 9.30am. A whole workout package in one morning! £7 per one-hour session of Zumba or yoga. For more information visit www.facebook.com/mymojofitness or email Jo at mymojofitness@gmail.com

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My Mojo Yo-Yo with JoJo! Many of you will be familiar with Jo Heal’s regular Zumba class at the centre. For those of you who prefer a different kind of workout, or for those of you who like a double strength workout – good news! Jo has now added a yoga class to the Friday morning programme.

Hanover Centre, 33 Southover Street, BN2 9UD Email: office@hanovercommunity.org.uk Website: www.hanovercommunity.org.uk Phone: 01273 694 873 (24 hours) Facebook group: “The Hanover Centre” The office is open Monday – Friday, 10am-12pm.

The popular baby and kids table top sale is back, ready in time for the autumnal sartorial change for our little ones. Entrance is 50p and kids enter for free. Cake and refreshments will be available.

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

Councillor News...Dick Page

Let’s start with the good news! Compass are soon to run new, lower-emission 37B buses, with next stop announcements, wi-fi and usb sockets.

I was pleased to join Hanover Rubbish Friends at their September street clean-up. Equipment is provided, and they meet at 10.30 on the first Saturday of each month outside The Village, Islingword Road. The communal bins (Washington and Coleman Streets) were OK, so I tidied up some mixed-up recycling boxes, as well as general litter-picking. I got a quick and hands-on response from the police recently, after various drug-dealing incidents were reported around Fairlight School during the holidays. It’s one of those knotty problems which moves around – like graffiti, where we are getting help from The Good Gym. Not so reassuring was Green councillors’ recent citywide meeting with Cityclean management. The fourth top manager in four years, Rachel Chasseaud, has just started. They are ploughing ahead with what they hope are “income-generating” projects, like business waste collection. But with their much-reduced staffing and budget, hardworking frontline staff are pulled this way and that while trucks sit in the depot, recycling collections are missed so often, etc. The Leader of the Council has promised more funding in next year’s council budget – but will that only be enough, say, to actually collect garden waste on a regular basis? I will keep chasing them to get the basic service right. Most parents will be aware that applications for secondary school places have to be in by 31st October. After the chaos of the last two years, we eventually made sure that there was extra classroom capacity in our catchment schools, but I remain vigilant to address any incorrect decisions, poor communication or bureaucratic nonsense from the admissions team.

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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:

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News from a new local charity...

Hanover Homeless Project

We’ve been meeting regularly for about seven months now, since Beverly invited people to get together in February 2017. It’s always been quite obvious that a lot of people in Hanover are actively interested in doing all they can to help the homeless population in Brighton & Hove. However, after quite a demoralising outcome that affected quite a few Hanover residents, some decided that a more effective and dedicated approach might be more helpful. We’ve come a long way since our initial meetings, we now have almost 400 members on our Facebook page and constantly receive a lot of support from amazing Hanover residents! Our main goal is, of course, to reduce as much as possible the numbers of rough sleepers on the streets of Brighton & Hove. At the moment, we’re concentrating all of our passion and energy into creating what we call ‘Starter Packs’. These packs include helpful, practical items such as cutlery, a toothbrush, toiletries, an alarm clock etc – as well as


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more comforting items: biscuits, tea, coffee, perhaps a blanket or cushion. Currently, these packs are going out to rough sleepers who are moving into temporary or emergency accommodation – and are supplied through various other homeless organisations. Unfortunately, it can be the case that a number of people moving from rough sleeping into temporary accommodation end up back on the street. These Starter Packs hope to bridge the gap between rough sleeping and more permanent accommodation as best as possible, helping those in a difficult situation feel perhaps just a little more at home – and in doing so provide a small boost forwards. I’d like to say we feel like we’re starting to make just a little more difference every week. Following our fundraising event and raffle at St Luke’s Church on 5th May, we’ve already supplied our first Starter Pack to an individual through Umbrella Brighton, with three more organisations expressing interest and another two organisations we’re currently in discussion with. We’re looking to start putting together many more Starter Packs as soon as possible and share our successes with you! If you’d like to know any more, to sign up to our mailing list or come along to our regular meetings, feel free to visit us on Facebook by searching for ‘Hanover Homeless Project’ – or drop us an email at HanoverHomelessProject@Gmail.com. Hanover Homeless Project

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Our regular article from Hanover Action...

Welcoming students to a sustainable community

Hanover and Elm Grove is great place to live, with a vibrant mixture of people. At this time many students move in and live on their own for the first time. As a local community group committed to sustainability, here are a few tips: Buses: The Number 25 can be caught at the bottom of Southover Street, heading right along the Lewes Road to both universities at Falmer. Bikes: BTN BikeShare is a bike hire scheme (3p/minute Easy Rider or annual membership of £72), with docking hubs in Ewart Street, the bottom of Elm Grove, bottom of Hartington Road and along the Lewes Road. Get registered and pick one up when you need it with the smart-phone app. Want your own bike? The Bike Hub is a volunteer-run, community cycle workshop offering DIY cycle maintenance and refurbishment sessions, with free access to tools, used and affordable new parts, support and advice (open

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Wed-Sat, 11am-5pm). 28 St Martin’s Place (off Lewes Road), BN2 3LE. Rubbish and Recycling: We want to reduce waste, reusing where possible, and ultimately sending zero waste to landfill/incineration. Think about this in your house. Limited recycling is undertaken by the council (every two weeks) and waste is collected weekly. See the council website: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk. Magpie Recycling is a workers’ co-operative providing for a small charge a weekly kerbside recycling service, for a wide range of materials including most types of plastics, textiles, tetra packs/ juice cartons, aluminium tin foil, and batteries - i.e.

much more than the council. They also have an Optin Scheme where you can save up your materials, call them up when your bag is full, and they will collect. See more from them at www.magpie.coop. Finally - Engage with your Community: Who are your neighbours? We want to encourage people to shape their community - respecting and reviving local identity, wisdom and culture, and developing an enhanced culture of living more sustainably. Living around you there are nurses, social workers, retired people, some people with disabilities, someone living with Alzheimer’s, teachers, shift workers, commuters (who get to bed early and get up early!) and various trades people. If we can help you in any way, please ask – we are your neighbours. So, pop round to your neighbours and introduce yourselves it will be appreciated. Check out the Hanover Community Notice Board (Facebook group) as this is a great way of sharing information. And for local politics see information about this at hanoverandelmgrove.net and don’t forget to register to vote locally. For more on Hanover Action, see our website at www.hasl.org.uk or follow us at @HanoverAction

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Hanover gets electrified...

Great news this month for Hanover and Elm Grove residents who own or are considering owning an electric vehicle. The council has recently installed two new charging posts: the first at the bottom of Islingword Road, by Pizza Me, and the second on Bernard Place, just up from The Hartington pub. These new 7kWh units (that’s about the same as two tumble dryers would use), can charge two vehicles at once, in around three hours. It has never been easier to drive an electric vehicle!

How much does it cost to charge? Well, you can either pay £1 per session by signing up to the Charge Your Car network, or £7.85 for unlimited use by joining The Polar Network. Yes, it’s cheap. And both networks are powered by renewable electricity in partnership with OVO. Rising petrol and diesel prices have encouraged record sales of electric vehicles in the UK - the BBC reports that one in every 12 new cars sold in August were electric. And the second hand market is also doing well, with cars available from around £4,500. It’s not just fuel savings attracting buyers though maintenance costs are lower because there’s no mechanical engine to keep in check.

The mechanic can no longer strike fear into the hearts of car owners with the immortal words “Your gearbox, head gasket, clutch, carburettor, exhaust or catalytic converter need replacing”, because you won’t have them any more. Electric vehicles are much simpler to maintain. And as electric vehicles use regenerative braking to charge the batteries, even the brake pads will see much less use. The council knows that to really encourage takeup of electric vehicles, it’s essential to have more

charge points in residential areas. Which is why these new chargers in Hanover & Elm Grove are a great start to the council’s efforts. There are longer term plans for roll-out of new infrastructure right across the city. It’s exciting to see some real commitment and progress from the council on this issue.

As researchers continue to unravel the devastating effects that inner city air pollution is having on public health, and as the effects of climate change become ever more apparent, our shift to a sustainable future has never been more urgent.

To find out more about owning an electric vehicle in Brighton & Hove, visit electricbrighton.com. 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 just an independent citizen excited about the new technology, and committed to helping us all fight climate change.

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Brighton Science Festival The Brighton Science Festival is back this October.

For young folks (age 7-14) and parents, Hand-On Half-Term is back in various places around Brighton (October 20-26). The concept is simple: you look out for people who would like to show young people extraordinary things and help them do extraordinary things, then you let people know about it. The result is an avalanche of humanity romping through the nooks and crannies of Brighton, having a whale of a time and learning new skills, from sewing to computer programming, to space flight to Einstein.

For adults, The Big Monstrous Day (Sunday October 28) will be dealing with monstrous subjects in this anniversary year of Frankenstein - 200 years old in November, and still not quite dead. In modern times we are seeing the ascendance of Frankensteinianism: we can modify the genomes of our beloveds (puppies at the moment, children soon); we can use surgery and medicine to extend our lives by decades (nobody need die!); we regularly donate our body

parts to others; we have robots replacing us in the workplace; we are being watched, judged and manipulated by social media and internet monsters. We will hear all about these. More than that, we will be encouraged to debate the issues, partly because it’s a good idea, partly as a demonstration of our freedom to speak and think for ourselves. Big Science Saturday (Saturday October 27) has speakers on six different and fascinating topics including: Brian Clegg - The Graphene Revolution Graphene is far stronger than steel and a far better conductor than any metal. Components made from it are a fraction of the size of silicon chips and can be both flexible and transparent. The possibilities are limitless. Brian tells of the dreams, the discovery, the hectic research being carried out and the magical future of graphene.

Andrew Elliott - Is That A Big Number? Impressive statistics are thrown at us every day - the cost of health care; the scale of an earthquake; the distance to the nearest star; how many atoms in a full stop. How can we hope to grasp what they mean? Andrew Elliott is at hand to help. Giving us the tools and tips to tame the numerous beasts, he will take the Tera out of the Nano for us. For more information, visit www.brightonscience.com. to advertise, please call 01273 551021 or visit www.hanoverdirectory.co.uk


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

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In Old Sussex, there were many superstitions regarding the moon. It is a cardinal rule: you must show respect to the new moon. So bow or curtsy when you see it. Never in any circumstances point at it: that’s very discourteous. A correspondent from Kingston, East Sussex, to the Observer in 1927 writes: ‘While I do not think that there is any definite evidence that mushrooms only grow when the moon is growing, it is a very widespread belief among country folk in general. Many rustic gardeners never plant seeds except during this period even today.’ Seeing the new moon through glass results in bad luck. One housemaid always shut her eyes when closing the curtains at the time of the new moon. It is also unlucky to see it through the boughs of a tree. Break the evil influence by taking a coin out of your pocket and spitting on each side of it. In fact if you turn your silver coins over in your pocket at the time of the new moon it will double itself. Always cut your hair and your nails and kill your pig at the waxing of the moon.

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