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Welcome to Poets Pages... In our April issue, local historian Rachel Bridgeman tells us how Easter would have been celebrated locally in years gone by. There are details of the 10th Brighton Marathon – good luck to anyone participating, including Nigel Sarjudeen of Portland Road-based Off The Fence, who is running his 10th Brighton Marathon for Martlets hospice. We also have news of this year’s chosen City Reads book, Let Me Be Like Water, our usual update from the Friends of Stoneham Park, and a feature on two former head teachers who are now running play sessions for young children near Poets Corner. We hope you find something of interest; we always love to hear from you with your articles. Have a great April and Happy Easter! The Poets Pages Team info@poetspages.co.uk www.poetspages.co.uk Cover picture: Jane Galvin Publisher: Sussex Magazines Ltd. Printer: Gemini The views expressed by individuals in any letter or article included at the discretion of the publishers are not necessarily the views of the Editor. Whilst every care has been taken in compiling this magazine and the statements contained herein are believed to be correct, the publishers of this publication will not hold themselves responsible for any inaccuracies. Inclusion of advertisers in this magazine is not necessarily a recommendation but we do hope they give a good quality service. No part of the publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior permission of the publishers and contributors. We take complaints you make about our advertisers seriously. We have the following policy on this: First complaint about an advertiser is logged here in our offices, if we receive another complaint we write to the advertiser concerned and notify them we have had two complaints and if we receive another complaint we will no longer accept their adverts.

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Spring in Stoneham Park “Hey diddle-derry, Let’s dance on the Bury” Old Photo Stallholders wanted for Carnival Where in Poets Corner? Poets Person...Jo Kelly Cat New Public Use Defibrillator Martlets Volunteer Open Day Brighton Marathon Weekend 2019 What’s On Know before you go….


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News from the Friends of Stoneham Park...

Spring in Stoneham Park... Spring has arrived, the clocks have changed and with it the light evenings. Hurrah. As well as the new park gardening group starting this spring, we will be holding a series of events for you to enjoy during the months ahead. It’s worth following or liking us on Facebook for up-to-date details of events and activities taking place in Stoneham Park: Facebook. com/FriendsOfStonehamPark. EVENTS THIS SPRING: Spring Clean Table Top Sale taking place Saturday 6th April, 10am-3pm. Spring clean your house by clearing the clutter. An opportunity to clear out your loft, your shed, the cupboard under the stairs and bring your unwanted items to our Table Top Sale. If you would like to reserve a stall space for £5, you can do so by contacting Emma at: Friends.of.Stoneham.Park@gmail. com or message us on Facebook. Children’s Fairy Treasure Hunt. Saturday 6th April. 10am-3pm. Come and discover what our local fairies have left in Stoneham Park for you to find. Suitable for all ages.

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Children’s Easter Egg Hunt. Sunday 21st April. 11am. The Easter bunny has hidden eggs in the park. Can you find them all? Suitable for all ages. Stoneham Park Gardening Group... will be starting late March/early April. The first area the group will look to improve is the eastern long border along Tamworth boundary which is currently very unattractive with damaged plants from children running through it and large areas of bulk thicket. If you would like to get involved, please email Catherine: stonehamparkgardengroup@gmail.com The Big Spring Park Tidy. Apologies that this had to be postponed in March. This will still be taking place. Please check gate notices and Facebook for the new date. It’s a great event for adults and children of all ages. No experience or tools required, just enthusiasm.

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Acts Of Kindness last month were seen in the park by Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteers Sophie and Lola, who have been regularly litter picking in the park and adding bright colour with new potted plants. Also, thanks to Tamworth Road resident David, who painted the final bench in a lovely bright yellow. A big thank you to these three individuals and all who help make the park the wonderful community space it is. Over To You… Is there an activity, park improvement or event that you would like to see take place in the park? We would love to hear your ideas. Please share them with us to consider via Facebook or email us: Friends.of.Stoneham.Park@gmail.com

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Local history from Rachel Bridgeman...

“Hey diddle-derry, Let’s dance on the Bury” (Trad. Anon.) What will you be doing over the Easter break? Perhaps sharing a Sunday roast with family; gorging on chocolate Easter eggs; going to church; relaxing in front of the latest boxset series; or even lying on a foreign beach. Whatever you are planning, it is sure to be quite different to the festivities enjoyed by our Hove predecessors. For the impoverished villagers of the old village of Hove (Hou, Houve or Hoove), centred around Hove Street, the traditional Easter Tuesday bull-baiting would have been the highlight of the celebrations. Until 1810, bull-baiting was held in Hove’s iron bull-ring, in what we now often refer to as West Hove. On Good Friday, you might have strolled eastward along the path through the fields, stopping at a small hillock in the second field out from the parish of Brighton (or Brighthelmstone). Standing 15 to 20 feet high, the mound rose prominently out of the flat coastal plain and is thought to have been the burial site of an ancient British chieftain. Hundreds of young people congregated there,

Bull Baiting in the 19th century by Samuel Henry Alken linking arms around the barrow to sing and play “kiss-inthe-ring”. This tradition continued on for half a century after the barrow had been flattened to make way for Palmeira Avenue, finally petering out at the beginning of the 20th century. Poets’ Corner residents from the early 20th century recount the tradition of Easter skipping: whole families turned out into the streets to join in the fun using ropes stretched from one pavement to the other, and symbolically using two ropes arranged in the shape of a cross. As many as a dozen children could skip at once whilst chanting Easter rhymes. To learn more about the history of Hove, join a guided walking tour led by a local historian and tour guide. Hove Actually Walking Tours are fun, informative, informal and best suited to the incurably curious. To receive the Spring 2019 programme, email hoveactuallywalks@gmail.com. Will include NEW tours: Hidden Hove - the ancient village through the ages; Cliftonville - a Victorian Gem; and A Country of Two Nations - service, struggle and salvation in Poets’ Corner. The popular “Poets Corner 1914-18: The War is Over” and “Soldiers, Saints, Celebrities and Saxons“ tours will be repeated. And more new exciting tours in the pipeline!

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News of this year’s City Reads book...

City Reads 2019 City Reads is an annual citywide reading festival, when one book is selected for everyone to read. This year it runs from 23rd April to 12th May as part of the Brighton Festival and the chosen title is “Let Me Be Like Water” by S.K. Perry, who at 29 years old is the youngest writer ever chosen. Sarah Perry was born in Croydon but currently lives in Leeds. She said: “I have a deep love for Brighton and Hove and feel really moved that, through City Reads, “Let Me Be Like Water” will reach more of the city’s readers.” In the book, songwriter Holly is in a state of limbo, having impulsively escaped to Brighton following the death of her boyfriend. The solitude she had so craved in London leaves her feeling alone in her grief. It is when she meets Frank, a retired gay magician, that the tide begins to turn. Gradually, as she is introduced to his eclectic group of friends, she starts to heal. For more information on City Reads events visit collectedworks.co.uk.

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Stallholders wanted Martlets is appealing for stallholders to sign up to its popular Hove Park Carnival on Spring Bank Holiday Monday – 27th May 2019. The family event always attracts crowds of people, with over 3,000 visiting last year, and pitches for stallholders sell out fast. Martlets is calling for potential stallholders to book their places now. Charlotte Bolton from the hospice’s Fundraising team said: “It’s always a hugely busy day for stallholders and we are encouraging people that might be interested to book their pitch to make sure they don’t miss out! The funds raised from the hire of these pitches will help Martlets care for local people and their families.” The cost of a stall for businesses is £40 and for charities it is £25. Martlets is particularly interested in hearing from local businesses with arts and crafts, health and well-being, beauty and food products – although the hospice is unable to accept stalls serving food. For further details or to register please contact 01273 747455 or email fundraising@martlets.org.uk. Stallholders can also register online:

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About Martlets We provide life-changing hospice care to people affected by terminal illness in Brighton and Hove and neighbouring areas. Many of our services are funded by our generous supporters through gifts in their wills. We can reach more local people if you choose to from 13 to 24 May. remember us in your will.

About our scheme A professionally written will is the best way to protect those you love. Our scheme is an ideal opportunity to make or update your will and support your local hospice.

Choose from 12 local will writers offering their services in return for a donation to Martlets Book from 15 April A great opportunity to make or update your will and to support your local hospice

How to book Contact any of the will writers listed above from 15 April to book your appointment, mentioning Martlets Will Writing Fortnight when you book. Appointments take place from 13 to 24 May.

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Answers for last month’s pictures: 1. Above the door of the Stoneham pub 2. A. Coombs Pet Centre, Portland Road 3. Road sign on Montgomery Road

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Meet a former head teacher who’s one of the founders of Play Time Sussex...

Poets Person... Jo Kelly Jo Kelly and Rebecca Hope have recently set up Play Time, offering play sessions for preschool and primary aged children. They started at Hove Methodist Church but have now moved to a permanent home in Eaton Gardens. Jo lives very close to Poets Corner, on Old Shoreham Road. She told us more... What are your backgrounds? Rebecca and I both come from an education background – both being headteachers in West Sussex schools. Why did you decide to set up Play Time? We both needed a new challenge away from an education system that has become very pressurised and accountability driven. Play Time has given us the opportunity to go back to the creativity that we enjoyed when we first became teachers. We can give children the opportunities to develop their imaginative and problem solving skills in an inspiring and thoughtful environment away from testing. Tell us more about the play sessions... We have a variety of rooms that offer different experiences. There is currently a doctor’s surgery, a Jo (left) and Rebecca

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home corner, a supermarket and a dressing up room – amongst other exciting things. We try to change the play zones regularly so that returning customers get frequent new experiences. Children are encouraged to use their imagination and immerse themselves in familiar and fantasy worlds. Our sessions last for an hour and a half. What has the response been like so far? Our customers are thrilled with Play Time and love the high quality play opportunities on offer. We have had to turn people away due to demand. Some of our responses on social media:

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A local resident’s take on the poem “Pike” by Ted Hughes...

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Cat... Cat. Two feet long. Fat. In all directions. Especially around the girth. Cute since the litter, my Honeybun Fuhrer. First padded onto carpet on pink paws. Then toddled out back onto lawn. Lazy, wearied from adulation, Crouching under late sun and California Poppy. In casual regality basks. Now paws knead the kitchen mat and Whiskers twitch for supper. A tail is cast, swishes. Gulped in a flash, Chopped liver. Honeybun meows wanting more. The diet’s still on. Until hell freezes My shampoo and set I won’t give in. Tension builds. I gently stroke Bunnikins. “Another half pound to go. Bunnikins bawls, I scream. He’s dug his claws into my knee again. I back up against the pantry door And on it goes. Then with a glare Sugar Plum and sagging girth stump away, There’s a dead sort of silence and, Small to my ear, next door’s budgerigar Chats “Merry Christmas”. At least someone’s happy. Some time in the middle of the night Angel Pie jumps onto my bed. Meows timorous hunger. I hear, I love him. A paw presses into my nostrils, He worms his way next to me. Honeybun. I cuddle my baby. Cat. Two feet long. Fat. Perfect. Rosemary King

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New Public Use Defibrillator Hove Methodist Church have installed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on the back wall of the church for public use (on the corner of Cowper Street and St Patrick’s Road). An AED is a portable device that diagnoses life-threatening cardiac issues and treats them through defibrillation. The electricity provided by the device stops the cardiac arrest and allows the heart to establish an effective rhythm.

emergency services will advise you of your nearest AED and the code of the cabinet it is in. Once you open the device, you will hear clear instructions on how to use it. It’s very easy to use and you don’t need to be trained to use it.

If you feel you are with someone who needs the support, call 999 for an ambulance. Whilst you are waiting for the ambulance, the

News from Martlets hospice...

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Martlets Volunteer Open Day Martlets is holding a Volunteer Open Day on Saturday 6th April. The day will showcase the different opportunities available, how volunteering impacts on the services that Martlets provides and the benefits to individuals from volunteering. The Volunteer Open Day will take place at the hospice on Wayfield Avenue between 10am and 3pm. Martlets is welcoming everyone from all ages and backgrounds as there are so many different roles available. There will be opportunities to meet staff, take a tour and participate in activities. Current volunteers will also be available to discuss what they do. Volunteers could be doing anything from helping at a fundraising event, tending to the garden, running art activities, driving patients to appointments or volunteering in Martlets shops or distribution centres. Whether people are able to offer a few hours once in a while or a regular weekly shift, anyone who becomes part of ‘Team Martlets’ plays an important role in helping to keep the hospice running smoothly. Learn more about Martlets and volunteering on Saturday 6th April between 10am and 3pm at Wayfield Avenue, Hove, BN3 7LW.

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The Brighton Marathon is back on 14th April...

Brighton Marathon Weeken The tenth Brighton Marathon – now the eighth largest marathon in Europe - takes place on Sunday 14th April. Those who finish their 10th Brighton Marathon will be hailed as the ‘10/10’ runners and will receive an additional special medal and T-shirt. On Saturday 13th April, the 2019 Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races take place from 10am in Preston Park. Events on Sunday 14th April begin at 7am with the inaugural BM Ride – the city’s first ever closed-road cycling event. The course is 50km long and will start and finish on Hove Lawns. At 9am the BM10k starts in Preston Park. The Brighton Marathon starts at 9.45am from Preston Park, finishing on Madeira Drive. Last year Stuart Hawkes of Tipton Harriers took the men’s title for the second year running with a personal best of 2:22:32, while the women’s race was also won by returning champion Helen Davies of Ipswich Jaffa RC in 2:38:39.

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Nigel Sarjudeen

nd 2019 Nigel Sarjudeen of Portland Road-based charity Off The Fence is to run his tenth Brighton Marathon for Martlets. He has already raised £9,266 for the hospice, but is hoping to beat his target of £10,000. Nigel was inspired to run following unexpected heart problems in 2006 and, after rehabilitation, he joined a local running club. He said, “It was a real shock because I was young and fit. However, in some ways I’m glad it happened when it did because I was able to get over it.” When he gained his place in the 2010 Brighton Marathon, Nigel decided to support Martlets, since some of his friends and their families had been supported by the hospice. He said, “I never intended that I would keep on going; I did the first marathon, then the second and after that I just kept on running and now I’m on my tenth! One year, towards the end, I remember thinking, ‘I’m hurting and in pain.’ Then I remembered all the people who are hurting because they have lost their loved ones and it drove me forward.”

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Wednesday

What’s On...

We try and ensure the listings are correct BUT please check with the organisers of activities when attending for the first time. Some classes are term-time only.

Monday

Pilates 9.30am-12.30pm Hove Methodist Church 07970 047799 helsdouglas@hotmail.com Hove Earlybird Beach Walkers Meet in front of King Alfred car park, Free; 7.15am-8.05am www.meetup.com/HoveWeekly-Beach-Walks Monday Guild Fellowship and friendship 2.30pm, Hove Methodist Church Beavers 4.30-6.30pm Hove Methodist Church enquiries@6thhove.org.uk Holistic Yoga 6-7.15pm The Snug, Stoneham Park Neela on 07796 562494 or info@yogashanta.com Pilates Mat Classes Beginners Plus: 6.30pm-7.25pm Int/Adv: 7.30pm-8.25pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street, 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com Fitbandz Resistance band workout 7-8pm, Studio Plus Coffee, 211 Portland Road Sara: 07812 093378 5 Hove Guides 7pm-9pm, Hove Methodist Church 5thhoveguides@gmail.com th

Brighton Theatre of the Air Radio Drama Meetup group 8pm, Goldstone Ex Service Club, 20 Shirley Street btota.co.uk; 07818 118062 8th April Interfaith Concert in aid of Sussex Nightstop 6.30pm; £10 on the door Hove Methodist Church

Tuesday

Badaboum! French music playgroup Drop-in; £5; term-time only 9.30-10.30am, The Snug 07917 282679 badaboum@talktalk.net

Get Active for Older Adults Age 50+; 10.30am; £5; St Barnabas Church, Contact: suzy.hawker@ntlworld.com, 01273 726507 to reserve a place Yoga with/avec Isabelle Yoga class with French for adults, Tuesday 11am-12 noon, £10 drop in, Contact Isabelle on 07492 448044 www.yogawithavecisabelle.com Food & Friendship Lunch Club 12.30pm; £4 Hove Methodist Church 01273 324600 (HMC Office) Singing for Pleasure 2pm, Hove Methodist Church Contact: Corinne 01273 565130 Singingforpleasure@hotmail. co.uk Well Balanced Kids Yoga Ages 5-11; 3.45-4.30pm (termtime), The Snug, Stoneham Park Contact info@wellbalancedkids. co.uk Young Actors Group Ages 5-7; 4pm-5pm Hove Methodist Church info@theyoungactorsgroup.com Brighton & Hove Camera Club 7-9.30pm, Hove Methodist Church, 01273 324600 (HMC Office) Hove Zen & Mindfulness Sangha, Soto Zen group: sitting, walking, chanting 7.30-9pm, Hove Methodist Church, Dheeresh: 07758 574567 Antenatal classes 6.45pm, Holy Cross Church To pre-book call 07494 002577 or visit www.babies.uk.com Pilates Mat Classes Gentle Beginners: 9.45-10.40am, Beginners: 10.45-11.40am, Beginners Plus: 11.45am12.40pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street, 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com 3rd Tuesday of the month Hove WI 10am to 12 noon Hove Methodist Church

Hove Earlybird Beach Walkers Meet in front of King Alfred car park, Free; 7.15am-8.05am www.meetup.com/HoveWeekly-Beach-Walks Little Pickles Music for parents & toddlers 10-11am, Hove Methodist Church, David Taggart: 07758 008625 www.littlepicklemusic.co.uk Jumping Beans Preschool children, 10-11.30am, Holy Cross Church 01273 230899 The Creation Station Pre-school creative sessions Age 15 months to 5 years £7; booking essential 10.30-11.15am (term-time) The Snug, jenelfverson@ thecreationstation.co.uk 07902 967709 Music with Mike 1.15-1.45pm & 2-2.30pm The Snug, Stoneham Park musicwithmike.co.uk Off The Blocks – Christian Club Primary school age 3.45-5pm, Holy Cross Church 01273 230899 Rainbows 4pm-5pm Hove Methodist Church 01273 324600 (HMC Office) Sama Karate 5-7pm Hove Methodist Church samtsama@gmail.com Pilates Contigo 6.15-7.15pm, The Snug 07875 634801 or pilates@contigo.org.uk Holistic Yoga 7.30-8.45pm, The Snug 07796 562494 or info@yogashanta.com General Level Pilates 6-7pm, Tree of Life Centre Portland Road Contact Emily to book: 07709 357622 www.pilateswithemily.co.uk

Last Wednesday of the month 50+ Discussion Group Guest speakers, refreshments & advice, 2pm-4pm Vallance Centre, Conway Court For further information call Steve: 07480 113773

Thursday

Little Pickles Music for parents & toddlers 10-11am, Hove Methodist Church David: 07758 008625 www.littlepicklemusic.co.uk Pilates Mat Classes Beginners: 11-11.55am Intermediate: 10-10.55am Masons Yard, Westbourne Street 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com Body Control Pilates 11am-12 noon, The Snug rachelnessmartin@gmail.com Beginners Pilates 11am-12 noon Tree of Life Centre Portland Road Contact Emily to book: 07709 357622 www.pilateswithemily.co.uk Food & Friendship Lunch Club For people with learning disabilities and over-50s (term-time only) 12.30pm, Hove Methodist Church cookingcaroline@outlook.com Physiotone Pilates Mum and Baby: 12-12.55pm Adults: 1-2pm The Snug, Stoneham Park Emma Bradley: Physiotone@gmail.com 07545 445656 Recorder Group University of the Third Age 2-4pm, Hove Methodist Church www.brightonandhoveu3a.org Social Club Quizzes, games, friendly banter and refreshments 4.30-6.30pm Vallance Centre, Conway Court

Yoga 7.30-8.30pm Hove Methodist Church DoYourOMThing@outlook.com

Speech & Drama Class with LAMDA Preparation 5-8 years 4-5pm (term-time), The Snug jude@speakingworks.co.uk 07900 301375

Pilates Mat Classes Beginners: 6.45-7.40pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street, 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com

Slimming World 5-8.30pm, Hove Methodist Church Contact Sarah-Jane 01903 530645

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Friday

Hove Earlybird Beach Walkers Meet in front of King Alfred car park, Free for all 7.15am-8.05am www.meetup.com/HoveWeekly-Beach-Walks Slimming World 9.30-11.30am Hove Methodist Church Sarah-Jane: 01903 530645 Friday Support Group Drop-in tea and chat for people with isolation or bereavement issues, 10-11.30am Hove Methodist Church Howl Child-friendly choir 10.30-11.30am (term-time only), Central United Reformed Church, Blatchington Road www.howl.org.uk Tamar: 07960 245564 Polka Tots Parents & Toddlers, 2pm; 0-5 years Hove Methodist Church Chi Gong 9.30-10.30am; The Snug Dheeresh: 07758 574567 or dervish.terminal@gmail.com Mindful Body Yoga with Charlie Nash 10.30–11.30am Drop in; pay by donation; all levels, The Snug, Stoneham Park info@mindfulbodyyoga.co.uk 07920 403657

19th April Good Friday Ramble on the Downs Meet 11am at Hove Methodist Church More details: 01273 324600 (HMC Office)

Saturday

YogaFrogs with Charlie Nash Age 5-11; 10am-11am; £7 The Snug, Stoneham Park Single classes £7 or 5-class pass for £30 Booking essential: info@ yogafrogs.co.uk or 07920 403657 Gentle Exercise Class for older or unfit people, followed by tea and a chat 4.30-6.30pm Hove Methodist Church 6th April Spring Clean Table Top Sale 10am-3pm (tables must be pre-booked) Stoneham Park

Winter Opening Hours Monday Closed Tuesday - Friday 9.30 - 4.00 Saturday and Sunday 10.00 - 3.30 Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a very happy, healthy 2019! Closed for Christmas 23 December 2018, reopening 3 January 2019

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13th April Saturday and Sunday 10.00 - 3.30 Writing and Research A talk by Dave Patchett Open to all; £2 members, £3 Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a very happy, healt non-members; 2-4pm Vallance Centre, 2 Conway Closed for Christmas 23 December 2018, reopening 3 January Court thehatcherywritersgroup. wordpress.com 07818 118062 or hatchery. writers@gmail.com

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General Level Pilates 12.15pm, Tree of Life Centre Portland Road Contact Emily: 07709 357622 www.pilateswithemily.co.uk

14th April Diving into Story Monthly Writing Workshops 1.30-4.30pm; £25 Tree of Life Centre Portland Road Contact Sandra 07551 772129 www.sandrajensen.net

IT Group for Older People Drop in; 2pm-4pm Vallance Centre, Conway Court Sackville Road, 07934 351867

21st April Easter Service 10am Hove Methodist Church

9am GENERAL LEVEL MAT CLASS

Vital Danza Dance for health and happiness 8.15-9.45pm; £10 The Float Spa, Third Avenue www.helenthatcher.com

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12th April The Amazing Art Cart’s Easter Workshops 12 noon: Easter Bonnet Decorating workshop 2pm: Ceramic Egg Decorating workshop, The Snug, Stoneham Park www.theamazingartcart.com

IMPORTANT NOTE...We will update this list as soon as we receive information, but we strongly recommend phoning ahead to check when attending an activity for the first time. Some classes may be termtime only.

Group Mat Classes, Small Group Equipment Classes and Individual Private sessions

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