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WELCOME TO HOVE PARK LIVING! There is so much going on in May that it’s difficult to fit everything into one magazine! There are many Brighton Festival and Fringe events in Hove, including the first ever Hove Park Arts Festival, which sounds really exciting, and some great shows at the start of the new season at Brighton Open Air Theatre in Dyke Road Park. As if all that isn’t enough, there’s also the Artists Open Houses festival, and Hove Carnival at the end of the month. 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 Hove Park Living Team info@hoveparkliving.co.uk www.hoveparkliving.co.uk Cover picture: Hove Park Carnival by Hannah Brackenbury

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Hove Park Carnival is back at the end of May...

HOVE PARK CARNIVAL ACTS ANNOUNCED Martlets is delighted to announce a fantastic line-up of performers for its 2019 Hove Park Carnival on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May from 11.30am to 5pm. Visitors to the event will be entertained with family friendly acts including acrobatics, display dogs, dancers, theatre workshops as well as a huge range of stalls, amusements and rides. The Black Eagles Acrobatic Show, a troupe of stunning acrobats from Tanzania, will perform their powerful and graceful acrobatic and dance routines three times at 11.45am, 1.30pm and 3.45pm. The ever popular K9 display team will be showing the skills of their highly trained dogs that are used in the security services sector. With clients including members of the Saudi Royal Family and Radio 1 their displays are not to be missed at 12.10pm and 2.25pm. Two different belly dance troupes will also be entertaining carnival goers with the Ter’zim Belly Dance Troupe performing at 1.00pm and Brighton & Worthing Belly Dance performing at 3.15pm. At 1.55pm and 4.10pm, members of The Theatre Workshop will take centre stage with talented stage school students aged 4-21 who will be

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singing, dancing and performing for the crowds. Charlotte Bolton from the hospice’s Fundraising Team said: “We are looking forward to another fantastic Hove Carnival for young and old this year with another set of crowd-pleasing performances. There is such a huge variety of activities available for all the family to enjoy, we hope that people will put the dates in their diaries and support the event helping us to raise funds to provide care for local people living with terminal illness and their families.” Remember to vote in the council elections...

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A great new event in Hove Park...

HOVE PARK ART FESTIVAL Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2019 Join the Friends of Hove Park and Same Sky during Brighton Festival to celebrate Brighton & Hove’s varied art heritage. Includes demonstrations in everything from graffiti to watercolour, interactive workshops by local artists, and installations from Same Sky, the creative geniuses behind the annual Burning the Clocks in Brighton. Saturday 18th May: 12-5pm • Art for sale as well as demonstrations and workshops • Graffiti workshop and demonstrations • Same Sky lantern-making and other workshops • Same Sky torchlight procession at dusk around the park with bands and choirs • Installations from Same Sky around the park • The Living Coast (Brighton Biosphere) • Street food and refreshments • Street dancing and other entertainment

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APEX BASKETBALL ACADEMY Welcome to Apex Basketball Academy. The Academy provides basketball sessions to children aged 5 to 11 on Sundays, 11am to 1pm, at Cardinal Newman School, The Upper Drive, Hove. It’s a place where children can come to get fit, make new friends, learn new skills or improve, but most of all have FUN. All sessions are run by qualified coaches with over 14 years of coaching experience at club level and school curriculum as well as after-school clubs. All coaches are DBS checked. Apex Basketball Academy also provides curriculum and after-school club sessions. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to maybe try something new or improve on your skills. Please contact us for more information: paulmccullum@yahoo.co.uk or 07902 579166

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HOVE PARK There’s free croquet on Hove Lawns on National Croquet Day...

ANYONE FOR CROQUET? Sunday 12th May 2019 is National Croquet Day and Hove Beach Croquet Club is offering free croquet and coaching to anyone - groups or individuals - who would like to try the game. Croquet is a game that is best enjoyed among friends and over the past few seasons the croquet club has become an excellent place to meet good people or just hang out on hazy, lazy summer days. Visitors are welcome, children are welcome, coaching is always available, there is a bar, regular barbecues and plenty of deckchairs. The club is open from May to September, every weekend from 12 to sundown (weather permitting). During the week, local groups and charities have regular sessions. If you know a group that would like to give croquet a try, get in touch through the website or our Facebook page. If you’d like to join, you will find all the information you need on the website. http://www.hovebeachcroquetclub.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/groups/ HoveBeachCroquetClub Deckchairs, tables and gazebos will be set out from early morning, there will be games for kids and grown-ups and coaching sessions throughout the day. The Hove Croquet Club on Hove Lawns was first established in 1928 and the new Hove Beach Croquet Club was founded in 2010. We are located next to the Hove and Kingsway Bowling Club, between the King Alfred Leisure Centre and The Venue Beach Bar (formerly The View). Over the years, the game of croquet has gone in and out of fashion. At the end of the 19th century, it was more popular than tennis. Tennis eventually came out on top, largely because of croquet’s unsavoury reputation. In America it became associated with gambling, drinking and philandering to such an extent that it was once banned in Boston as an immoral practice. Herbert Swope, the American newspaperman, on whose estate Groucho Marx and Dorothy Parker were said to have played with unsportsmanlike rivalry, said, “Croquet gives release to all the mischief in you. It makes you want to do bad things… it is a great game.” To keep the spirit alive, our club motto is ”to cause mistrust and resentment among even the best of friends”. INTERESTED? Hove Beach Croquet Club is a very relaxed club for anyone in and around Hove who would like to watch, learn or play croquet.

Why not come to the Ralli Hall Lunch and Social Club a venue for the discerning, elegant older folk of Brighton and Hove, conveniently located by Hove Station at Ralli Hall, Denmark Villas, where you can meet your friends and make new friendships in a relaxed and congenial atmosphere. We meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.00 - 4.00 and while the three-course hot lunch is the focus of our day, we also have exercise classes in the morning along with a discussion group and crossword sessions. After lunch we have a variety of entertaining activities which include bridge, kalooki, rummikub, guest speakers, art and musical entertainment. Tea and biscuits are served both mornings and afternoons. At minimum cost we can offer safe, assisted transport from your home to and from our venue. We welcome the young at heart, who can bring us their lifetime of experience to our group. We would love to hear from you, so please contact Jacquie on 01237 739999 or ralliday@tiscali.co.uk for further details.

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HOVE PARK Our regular healthy living article from Mary Henderson, a doctoral researcher in gut health...

WHY GO TO EXTREMES? With the Brighton and London marathons come and gone, there are those that ask: why on earth would anyone put themselves through such self-flagellation? All that blood, sweat and tears for a medal? It’s much more than a race. Perhaps not everyone gets a buzz but what everyone does get is challenge, focus and, for many, life-changing new habits. Old habits die hard. Attempts to shake up one’s health come in the form of quick-fix fads. Why do they fail? Well, because sudden extreme changes are hard to keep up and provoke the body to kick back. Once back to the old routine, any shortlived gains will be lost. It’s long-term changes that you need to target. Effective behaviour change is said to need three months and marathon training plans are typically four. Making a pledge to a long-term goal is the impetus to get you to stick to a plan. It doesn’t have to be a marathon; it could be a goal to walk a target distance. It’s the pressure and accountability of signing up to a challenge that enforces discipline and commitment. Depending on your personality, a public declaration will invite the necessary support and understanding from your friends, family and work colleagues. Social groups and communities greatly influence your behaviours though a private sense of achievement can be enough.

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HOVE PARK An article by local resident Stephen Batey...

PHOTOGRAPHY AS ART As this month sees both the Brighton Festival and an art festival in Hove Park, I’m going to take a look at photography as an art form. The question “what is art?” gives rise to a lot of discussion about different art forms, and I’ll duck most of them. Paul Delaroche (a 19th century painter) is quoted as saying “from today painting is dead” when he first saw a photograph. At that time, paintings mostly aimed at realistically portraying people, landscapes, architecture and still life, and the new medium of photography came to be regarded as better for this. Photography at this time was very much a black art, standardised materials were not available, and the whole process was somewhat mysterious. In the 1890s, research by Hurter and Driffield set photography on a firm basis, by showing there was a predictable correlation between the amount of exposure and the effect on light sensitive material. This predictability led one photographer who had previously championed photography as an art form to reverse his opinion, on the grounds that photography was therefore a purely mechanical means of reproduction with no opportunity for personal expression. The fallacy here is

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that the photographer has a great deal of control over what the camera records. Viewpoint and choice of lens can produce great differences in the way a scene is recorded, and can give a very false impression of what is really there, as I’ve shown in earlier articles. I am at heart a black and white photographer, because I believe that black and white offers greater scope for personal interpretation than colour. Using filters, I can selectively lighten or darken colours; I can change the contrast in a scene significantly and change the mood without it looking unnatural. “Mood” brings us to an important point. A good photograph should produce a response in the viewer other than “that’s nice”. Alfred Stieglitz (an important photographer who also introduced modern art to the United States) produced a series of photographs called “Equivalents”. Writing about these, the Metropolitan Museum of Art said, “in these purposely disorienting and nearly abstract images, Stieglitz sought to arouse in the viewer the emotional equivalent of his own state of mind at the time he took the picture and to show that the content of a photograph was different from its subject.” It is easier to recognise that a photograph produces an emotional response than to describe how to create it. But I feel the first step must be that the photographer has felt something - otherwise the photograph can be only be a simple record except by a happy accident. When I visited a gallery selling photographs, I was almost immediately aware of the difference between two photographers. One showed very clearly what was there, and I felt I knew exactly what the photographer had seen. The other did that, yes - but also conveyed the feeling of being there. In one of his photographs of a snow scene, you could sense the cold rather than just seeing it as a “chocolate box” Christmas snow scene. Stephen Batey

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HOVE PARK A new exhibition coming to Brighton Museum...

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, opens at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery on 18 May featuring exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breath-taking diversity of the natural world. 18 May to 8 Sept 2019 Open Tue-Sun 10am-5pm, closed Mon (except Bank Holidays) Tickets £4 for Brighton & Hove residents (accompanying children free) from www.maximweb.net/brightonmuseums/day/ Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from over 90 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. This year’s 100 award-winning images will embark on an international tour that will allow them to be seen by over a million people. Head of Royal Pavilion & Museums Janita Bagshawe said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming the Wildlife Photographer of the Year show to Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. This is an extremely popular show which appeals to people of all ages. The images show nature at its most fascinating, exciting and thought-provoking. We hope it is going to be a huge attraction to visitors and residents this summer.”

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HOVE PARK Brighton Fringe starts on 3rd May...

BRIGHTON FRINGE – A HOST OF 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. As well as the Hove Park Community Festival, here are a few of the other events in the area... Heroes & Heroines – Opera Gala Concert All Saints Church, The Drive; 18 May, 7.30pm; £15 A concert by the Sussex Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Mark Andrew James, explores opera’s most dramatic men and women: stories of lust, passion, death and betrayal. The programme includes excerpts from William Tell, Madame Butterfly and Carmen as well as the tenor aria Nessun Dorma. Truth Will Out Purple Playhouse Theatre, 36 Montefiore Road; 18 & 19 May, 7.30pm; £8.50; 16+ The friendship of six students appears somewhat fragile. A final truth emerges that shocks them all. The consequences are catastrophic.

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HOVE PARK News from the Friends of Three Cornered Copse...

BUSY WORK DAYS AT THE COPSE In a hectic month, the Friends of Three Cornered Copse have had two busy work days. The first was on 23 March, which was Keep Britain Tidy’s weekend for The Great British Spring Clean. Once again a small group of volunteers braved the cold weather and scoured the Three Cornered Copse for foreign bodies to load into our black sacks. Fully equipped and helped by our new Park Ranger, Neil, we managed to fill several sacks with bottles, cans, plastics and, strangely, several items of clothing. The result was a collection of rubbish which, compared to previous years, was not a great deal. Could it be that today’s park users are more diligent in taking home their rubbish? It’s certainly true that compared to the other green spaces around our city, the copse gets away quite lightly these days, as far as small items of litter are concerned. The council’s Tidy Up Team have filled trucks with litter and tippings from some of the other parks. There is still a problem with the disposal of garden and building rubbish in the copse, but that’s not a concern for the Great British Spring Clean this year. In our second work day, again assisted by Neil, we installed the first of our two, (long-awaited), information boards at the top of the copse. These boards were designed and printed many months ago, and inform new

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visitors something about the history and the evolution of the area that became Three Cornered Copse. The support posts took a considerable effort to erect, digging through tree roots and chalk to a decent depth. No concrete was used, just the chalk from the woods. The bitter cold winds hindered our activities, but finally the posts were in place and the team posed proudly for the photograph showing the completed project. The second of these boards will be installed once the house building has finished at the bottom corner, near the junction of Goldstone Crescent and Woodland Drive. This will probably be June or July this year. At this time of year, our woodlands are coming into their best, with rapid plant growth and frantic bird Host Families needed life activity. The blossoms for a local are come into bloom, and language school are well worth a look. Great rates of pay for If you have the chance half board and self catering students, to take a stroll through no packed lunches necessary. Three Cornered Copse, All students are adults over 18 and if you reach the top We need rooms all year round corner, take a glance at our and not just for the summer information board, and feel Please apply online or contact us at: 94 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2EB free to collect any litter you 01273 202081 happen to find! info@interactive-english.com www.interactive-english.com

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HOVE PARK The programme for CAMEO over-50s club…

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CAMEO (Come And Meet Each Other) is an over-50s group which meets at Bishop Hannington Church Hall, Nevill Avenue, every Thursday from 10am-12 noon. We have tea/coffee and chat for an hour, followed by entertainment. Entrance costs £1.50. Here is the programme of events for May and June: 2nd May

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1.10pm, Saturday 18th May St Peter’s Church West Blatchington (by the windmill) invite you to a free lunchtime concert by guitarist Kane Taylor. Refreshments are provided and donations are collected in aid of the Choir Fund.

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HOVE PARK Local news...

SHIRLEY DRIVE FLATS GIVEN GO-AHEAD A government planning inspector has overturned the decision by Brighton & Hove City Council’s Planning Committee in July 2018 to reject permission for outline plans to demolish a detached house on the corner of Shirley Drive and The Droveway and replace it with ten flats and parking. A council planning officer had been minded to grant approval last year for the flats at 10 Shirley Drive. He said that, given that the proposed development would not be dissimilar in terms of footprint, scale and height to the existing building, it would be unlikely to cause significant harm to neighbours. However, the council received more than 200 objections to the application. Ward councillor Vanessa Brown also objected, saying it would set a precedent for more single occupant homes in the area to be converted into blocks of flats, which would completely change the character of the neighbourhood. The planning committee last year refused the application on the grounds that the development would be out of character with the area and result in an overdevelopment of the site, and also on the grounds of loss of amenity to 12 Shirley Drive due to car parking noise and disturbance.

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THE ARTS SOCIETY EAST SUSSEX LECTURES, VISITS, HOLIDAYS , VOLUNTEERING .

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HOVE PARK The Brighton Festival is back...

BRIGHTON FESTIVAL 2019... Featuring over 130 events, Brighton Festival 2019 is a space for contemporary expression from around the world, from 4 to 26 May. 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. 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. Recognised cultural figures will bring new work. Authors Ben Okri and Jon Ronson discuss their latest publications; Neneh Cherry performs songs from her new release, Broken Politics; and comedian Ruby Wax will teach us how to be human. Without Walls bring a visually spectacular group of outdoor events, including a day of free family friendly performances on the beach level at the British Airways i360 (Sat 11 May, 11am-8pm). There will be a variety of concerts at All Saints Church in The Drive, including Brighton Festival Youth Choir with Under the Moon, an eclectic songbook of moon music ranging from classical to jazz (Fri 17 May, 6pm). Brighton Youth Orchestra perform a Fiesta of Music from around the World (Sun 12 May, 5pm), featuring works by Sibelius and Berlioz, Greek dances, traditional Zimbabwean songs and music by film composer John Williams. Quartet Ensemble Variances will play Outre Mémoire, a 12-movement work that commemorates the impact of the transatlantic slave trade (Thurs 16 May, 8pm); and early-music vocal ensemble Stile Antico join with Syrian

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oud performer Rihab Azar for the premiere of a new work, Songs of Longing and Exile (Fri 17 May, 8.30pm). Also coming to Hove is Flight by theatre company Vox Motus, an adaptation of the novel Hinterland mixing graphic novel with diorama (King Alfred Leisure Centre, Sat 4 to Thurs 22 May). Events at The Old Market theatre include a Malian Dance Night (Mon 20 May, 7.30pm) and Salomé, a new soundtrack to the cult 1923 silent movie, featuring the otherworldly voice and songwriting of Hayley Fohr (Thurs 23 May, 8.30pm). Brighton Festival Ticket Office: 01273 709709 Website: brightonfestival.org

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A massive thank you to all individuals and businesses that have been so kind and generous by giving donations to Chestnut Tree & St Barnabas Hospices and supporting me in my A massive thank youinto2019, all individuals andsupport businesses that adventures and challenges Without this I couldn’t

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An update on Sam Weber’s jungle survival challenge...

AMAZON CHALLENGE... Sam Weber, from King George VI Drive, Hove, is taking on a series of challenges during 2019 raising money for local children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree House, and Worthing-based adults’ hospice, St Barnabas House; starting with climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and including an extreme jungle survival challenge.

After deciding at the end of 2018 that he wanted a new challenge, Sam quickly booked a trip to Mt Kilimanjaro. He took on the 19,341ft (5,895m) high mountain in Feb-

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ruary and raised over £3,600 to date. “I was quite nervous about the altitude,” Sam said, “but I did do plenty of training over Devil’s Dyke and in my gym at home trained by my wife Natasha who is a personal trainer.” In addition to Kilimanjaro, Sam has the Yorkshire Three Peaks, the national Three Peaks, and a 400ft abseil booked for 2019. He has also recently returned from spending 16 days in the Amazon rainforest where he took on an extreme jungle survival challenge with Bushmasters.co.uk. After 10 days’ survival training from a former special forces op and members of the Makushi tribe, Sam spent three days and two nights in total isolation in the jungle with nothing more than a machete, bow and arrow and a basic survival belt-kit. He took on the experience fully aware that he could encounter a range of obstacles - not least snakes, spiders, caimans, electric eels and piranhas - but wanted to do something really challenging, both mentally and physically. Sam said spending two nights (11½ hours pitch black) on his own in isolation was very scary. His other scariest moments were catching a caiman while night fishing; landing a piranha and vampire fish, and a four-foot electric eel; and finding a tree python on his hammock! When asked why he has chosen to take on these challenges, Sam said: “Part of me just wanted a goal to focus on, but since I have started fundraising I have found that it feels so good to be doing the challenges for a cause. I’ve had some connections with adult hospices and found out about Chestnut Tree House when I took part in their Operation Mud event, and I decided I wanted to raise money for both Chestnut Tree House and St Barnabas House to help local children and families.” To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jungle-sam

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

ARTISTS OPEN HOUS 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 Artists Open Houses festival dates for 2019 are: May 4 & 5; May 11 & 12; May 18 & 19; May 25 & 26. Open houses in the Hove Park area include: studio55: A new open house. 12 talented artists, both established and emerging, will be exhibiting a variety of contemporary art in a sympathetic gallery-style environment. 55 Woodruff Avenue Art at The Good Shepherd: Eight talented and varied artists in a beautiful church setting. Church of the Good Shepherd, 272 Dyke Road

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SES 2019 Axios: Axios opens its doors for the second year. Ade Stacey’s new landscape-inspired paintings will be showcased and Nigel Palmer’s small-scale sculptures are featured for the first time. 1 Hove Park Villas Collectors’ Selection: A celebration of quality sculpture, ceramics, unique sculptural relief work and playful automata. This open house supports the fund-raising for the next sculpture for Hove Plinth –Flight of the Langoustine. Come and feast your eyes on beautiful art and support Hove Plinth in bringing new public art to the city. 43 Hove Park Villas The Gloohbaah House: Their 10th opening with 11 amazing artists and craftists. 22a The Drove Art at Zerb’s: This house and garden is opening for the first time. Simply stunning artwork and delicious refreshments. 188 Dyke Road (opposite Dyke Road Park) Ming Art Gallery: Open every day with an eclectic array of contemporary art to brighten your soul. 27 Montefiore Road Opening hours are generally from 11am to 5pm, but see the website www.aoh.org.uk - for details of individual houses and full listings.

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