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Welcome to Poets Pages... Well done to anyone who ran the Brighton Marathon in April. 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, as well as the Artists Open Houses, not to mention Hove Carnival at the end of the month. In this month’s local history article, Rachel Bridgeman tells us how Hove used to be a popular haunt for smugglers. We also have our usual updates from The Friends of Stoneham Park and The West Hove Forum. 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 Poets Pages Team info@poetspages.co.uk www.poetspages.co.uk Cover picture: Open House Villa LVI in Payne Avenue 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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Page 5 News from the Friends of Stoneham Park Page 7 Poets Person… Hannah Watkins Page 8-9 Old Photo Page 13 Brighton Festival 2019: 4-26 May Page 14 Brighton Fringe – a host of events Page 17 Where in Poets Corner? Page 18 Hove Park Carnival Page 18 Martlets Blatchington Road refurbished Page 19 Artists Open Houses 2019 Page 21 Smuggling in Hove Page 23 News from the West Hove Forum Page 24-25 What’s On

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A local update...

News from the Friends of Stoneham Park April sunshine certainly brought Stoneham Park to life again. Bulbs aplenty add their bright colours and children now fill the park. We also held the first of our events with the Spring Clean Table Top sale and Fairy Treasure Hunt which together raised a brilliant £207. Thank you to everyone who came. You might also have spotted there are five new trees in the park. An elm and Hungarian oak purchased from our fundraising events, two donated cherry trees and a new memorial tree. It’s great to be able to replace the loss of the two elm trees which had succumbed to disease. Can I share a polite reminder that new trees can be easily damaged and are not suitable for swinging from or climbing. April saw the launch of the new Stoneham Park Gardening Group which had their first two gardening sessions of hopefully many! The group will meet this month on Sunday 19th 10-12 and Tuesday 23rd 10-2. No experience necessary, just enthusiasm. The first tasks are to weed, prune and tidy to see what’s there and help formulate a planting plan. If you’d like to get involved, please email Catherine: stonehamparkgardengroup@gmail.com Early this year, FoSP heard from BHCC Parks that after 20 years of constant use, the central piece of play equipment (with the monkey bars and three-person slide) was succumbing to rust and would need replacing. FoSP met with BHCC Parks along with local parents to discuss what we would like to see this replaced with. I’m pleased to say that following this, BHCC Parks have now given a specialist company a brief to produce a bespoke unit re-using the three-person slide and incorporating as many of the existing popular play features as possible as well as some new ones. A big thank you to all who came along and shared their ideas. We are busy planning for another successful Summer Fair on the 22nd June that brings the community together. SAVE THE DATE! A fairground ride, bouncy castle, street food, live music and a beer tent are all confirmed.

Come and have your say about the park at our next Friends of Stoneham Park group meeting on 21st May, 7.30pm at Holy Cross Church Hall. We are a small friendly group of local residents. However much or little time you can offer will be welcomed.

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Meet a local resident…

Poets Person… Hannah Watkins Hannah Watkins lives in Marmion Road and is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist. Photo by Scott Ramsey

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Hove Town Hall The old Hove Town Hall in Church Road, c1906. It was built in 1882 and totally destroyed by fire in January 1966. Thanks to the Regency Society for this image from their photographic archives, The James Gray Collection. You can see thousands more historic pictures of Brighton and Hove at: www.regencysociety-jamesgray.com

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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). Also by the i360 is SESSION - high-energy dance and live music, led by an ensemble of young dancers who move across hip hop, contemporary folk and Afrobeats, celebrating community, youth and belonging. (Thurs 23 May to Sun 26 May, 8.30pm, Pay What You Can) Coming to the King Alfred Leisure Centre is Flight by theatre company Vox Motus, an adaptation of the novel Hinterland. Two orphaned brothers set off on an epic journey across Europe. Mixing graphic novel with diorama, it is a story of hope and survival that draws you into its fragile miniature world, compelling you to contemplate the terror of children adrift in dangerous lands. Seated in your own personal booth, you will watch the action unfold on images and models slowly moving in front of you, with speech and music conveyed through headphones. (Age 14+, Sat 4 to Thurs 22 May; advance booking required)

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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. Here are a few events in Hove... The Lady Boys of Bangkok Sabai Pavilion, Hove Lawns; 3 May to 2 June; 18+ The Lady Boys of Bangkok will this year be on Hove Lawns, celebrating 21 years with The Greatest Showgirls Tour! The glamour of Hollywood and the glitz of Vegas in a mesmerising spectacle. Bowiesque Live at The Brunswick The Brunswick, 1 Holland Road; 4 May, 8pm; £14; 18+ Based in Brighton, Bowiesque are one of the UK’s leading David Bowie tribute acts. Playing all the hits and choice album cuts with skill and precision, their shows are enjoyed by casual fans and Bowie experts alike. Their genuine love and respect for the music of the Starman himself comes over in their authentic and memorable performance.

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Mr Pineapple Head The Brunswick, 1 Holland Road; age 5-10; 5, 12, 18 & 19 May, 12 noon; £7-£24 A family theatre show. Mr Pineapple Head works in the style of a silent clown, performing physical comedy and slapstick routines to music. The Turbulent Priest St Andrew’s Church, Church Road; 10 May 7.30pm; 11 May 2.30 & 7.30pm; £10 850 years ago Thomas Becket was famously murdered by four knights in Canterbury Cathedral. The Turbulent Priest follows the extraordinary story of Thomas and King Henry II: their bromance, bust-ups and betrayals. In short, plenty to sing and joke about. Featuring James Cary and James Sherwood. 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 Ravel’s Daphne et Chloe and the tenor aria Nessun Dorma. To book tickets for Brighton Fringe events, call 01273 917272 or book online at brightonfringe.org. See this logo on adverts and find local reviews of that business at www.trustedandlocal.co.uk


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Hove Park Carnival is on 27th May...

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Martlets has 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 Martlets’ Blatchington Road store are in for a treat as the charity shop has undergone a full refurbishment making it a new ‘Flagship’ store.

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Visitors will be entertained with family friendly acts including acrobatics, display dogs, dancers and 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 routines at 11.45am, 1.30pm and 3.45pm. The ever popular K9 display team will be showing the skills of their highly trained dogs 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, talented stage school students aged 4-21 from The Theatre Workshop will sing, dance and perform for the crowds. The carnival will help Martlets raise funds to provide care for local people living with terminal illness and their families.

The vision was to retain the personality and warmth of a charity shop while improving the layout and whole experience for customers, making it a destination store in the area. The newly refurbished store will be smarter and brighter with new Martlets signage. It will be the first local charity shop to have a dedicated counter for donations and the till has also been moved to improve the flow of the store. The store is already known for its good-quality furniture, books, music, toys and clothing and each of these areas will be clearly arranged to make it easier for customers to find great bargains. The new and improved Martlets Blatchington Road store was officially opened by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Dee Simson, on 17th April 2019. www.themartlets.org.uk

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

Artists Open Houses 2019 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 Poets Corner area include: B-B Works: The second year for this house in the AOH. Some experimental works will be included in the bijou garden. 6 Grange Rd Nick Carrick New Work: Paintings and chalk pastels inspired by memories of places including Spain, Turkey and France. 69 Grange Road

Villa LVI: An established, eclectic, fun and atmospheric Open House in the heart of Poets Corner, showing a wide range of art and crafts at affordable prices. 56 Payne Avenue 12 Scott Road: Enter our home through a courtyard on a corner to enjoy an array of unique, contemporary artwork in a stylish Victorian house.

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Local history from West Hove resident Rachel Bridgeman...

Smuggling in Hove If you wake at midnight, and hear a horse’s feet, Don’t go drawing back the blind, or looking in the street, Them that ask no questions isn’t told a lie. Watch the wall my darling while the Gentlemen go by.

A Smuggler’s Song, one of Rudyard Kipling’s most well-known poems, presents a rather romantic view of Sussex’s cut-throat smugglers. In the days before royalty popularised our part of Sussex, this barely inhabited coastline was a popular haunt for smugglers, and the tiny, impoverished village of Hove gained such notoriety that by the 19th century a coastguard station had to be set up here. Under cover of darkness, high tides would bring smugglers’ boats right to the foot of Hove Street.

Descendant of the 17th century coastal patrols set up to intercept smugglers off the Sussex coast - UK Border Force cutter anchored in Aldrington Basin in March 2019

Their illegal cargo would then be transported to one of the various local hideouts before being conveyed onwards. It is difficult today to imagine smugglers surreptitiously crossing West Hove at midnight to secrete their booty in Blatchington Mill or heaving their contraband up Hove Drove (Sackville Road) to their secret hideout in what we now call Artists’ Corner.

Smuggling was a large-scale, highly-organised activity. Although local villagers readily participated when smuggling was afoot in order to supplement their meagre incomes, smuggling gangs were infamous for the campaigns of terror and intimidation they wreaked upon ordinary folk as well as on Revenue Officers. Neither the revenue cutters patrolling the deserted coastline from the end of the 17th century, nor the coastguards brandishing cutlasses, muskets and braces of pistols, were able to quell the illicit trade. To learn more about pitched battles on Hove beach between smugglers and revenue men; barbarous deeds worthy of a Tarantino movie; smugglers’ tales connected with landmarks we are still familiar with today; and the measures the government was forced to put in place in Hove, join a Hove Actually Walking Tour. To join the mailing list for the programme of walks, 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. Rachel Bridgeman - local historian and tour guide (Facebook Hove Actually Walking Tours)

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Update from your Local Action Team...

News from the West Hove Forum Parks and Open Spaces At the West Hove Forum’s last meeting at the end of March, we focused on our parks and open spaces. Planning permission was granted in March for a new synagogue with housing in New Church Road and almost £150,000 in developer contributions will be allocated to open spaces and indoor sports when this is completed – this includes funding for play equipment in Wish Park and/or Stoneham Park and Hove Lagoon. The Forum was concerned that developer contributions can only be allocated to new equipment but not towards maintenance of existing equipment. Equipment which was stolen from Wish Park hasn’t been replaced because the council has no funds for this. There have also been cuts in staffing levels. Friends groups are working to cancel out the cuts in council funding by refurbishing benches and putting up noticeboards, for example, themselves. The Friends of Stoneham Park have now started their own gardening group, working

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with the Cityparks team. A local couple offered to pay for the restoration of an out-of-action fountain on the Western Lawns, but this was rejected by council officers on the grounds that they couldn’t maintain it.

Anti-social behaviour The issue of anti-social behaviour in the Ingram Crescent area was raised at the Forum with our local PCSO. The police have been investigating this and have increased patrols. The council have a phone number for out-of-hours environmental emergencies – 01273 292229 (4pm to 8am – emergencies only). You can also contact the weekend out-of-hours noise service on 01273 293541 (from 5pm on Friday to 9am on Monday) or email outofhoursnoise@brighton-hove.gov.uk. They will get back to you the following morning with the offer of a visit that day. Any incidents should be reported formally by the person who witnesses them. New police officers are currently being trained and many are already working across Brighton and Hove. New Police Community Support Officers are also training, which will create more support for local communities. The next West Hove Forum meeting will be at 7pm on Wednesday 5th June at Lawrence Art Studio, 1416 Kingsthorpe Road. If you would like to attend on behalf of a group or business, please email westhoveforum@gmail.com.

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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

Get Active for Older Adults Age 50+; 10.30am; £5; St Barnabas Church, Contact suzy.hawker@ntlworld.com 01273 726507 to reserve a place 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

Monday Guild Fellowship and friendship 2.30pm Hove Methodist Church

Well Balanced Kids Yoga Ages 5-11; 3.45-4.30pm (termtime), The Snug, Stoneham Park Contact info@wellbalancedkids. co.uk

Beavers 4.30-6.30pm Hove Methodist Church enquiries@6thhove.org.uk

Young Actors Group Ages 5-7; 4pm-5pm Hove Methodist Church info@theyoungactorsgroup.com

Holistic Yoga 6-7.45pm The Snug, Stoneham Park Neela on 07796 562494 or info@yogashanta.com

Beginners Yoga 7-8pm The Snug, Stoneham Park Contact Charlie Nash info@yogafrogs.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

Brighton & Hove Camera Club 7-9.30pm, Hove Methodist Church, 01273 324600 (HMC Office)

Fitbandz Resistance band workout 7-8pm, Studio Plus Coffee, 211 Portland Road Sara: 07812 093378

Hove Zen & Mindfulness Sangha Soto Zen group: sitting, walking, chanting 7.30-9pm, Hove Methodist Church Dheeresh: 07758 574567

5th Hove Guides 7pm-9pm Hove Methodist Church 5thhoveguides@gmail.com

Antenatal classes 6.45pm, Holy Cross Church To pre-book call 07494 002577 or visit www.babies.uk.com

Brighton Theatre of the Air Radio Drama Meetup group 8pm - Goldstone Ex Service Club, 20 Shirley Street btota.co.uk; 07818 118062

Pilates Mat Classes Gentle Beginners: 9.4510.40am Beginners: 10.45-11.40am Beginners Plus: 11.45am12.40pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com

Tuesday

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

3rd Tuesday of the month Hove WI 10am to 12 noon Hove Methodist Church

23rd May CHOMP Free lunch and half-term activities for families in receipt of free school meals 10am Hove Methodist Church

Wednesday

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

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Yoga 7.30-8.30pm Hove Methodist Church DoYourOMThing@outlook.com Pilates Mat Classes Beginners: 6.45-7.40pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com

Thursday

Hola! Pre-school Spanish class 9.30-10.15am The Snug, Stoneham Park Contact Maria Cortell cortellmaria4@gmail.com Pilates with Emily Gentle Pilates 9.45-10.45am Tree of Life Centre To book: 07709 357622 or www.pilateswithemily.co.uk 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


25 Social Club Quizzes, games, friendly banter and refreshments 4.30-6.30pm Vallance Centre, Conway Court

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

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

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

Slimming World 5-8.30pm, Hove Methodist Church, Contact Sarah-Jane 01903 530645 Pilates with Emily 6.15pm Improver Pilates 7.30pm Intermediate Pilates Hove Methodist Church info@pilateswithemily.co.uk or 07709 357622 NEW!! Wind-down Hatha Yoga 8-9pm, The Snug Contact Anya Patterson on 07725 162831 or email anyalily@hotmail.com

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

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

Friday

Gentle Exercise Class for older or unfit people, followed by tea and a chat 4.30-6.30pm Hove Methodist Church

Slimming World 9.30-11.30am Hove Methodist Church Sarah-Jane: 01903 530645

11th May Walking tour of Hove’s Old Cemetery We visit perhaps the most mendacious grave in the cemetery, explore both the Indian Mutiny and the Crimean War and hear about a local man’s involvement in the Charge of the Light Brigade! 10.30am and repeated at 2pm; £8/person; To book: 07414 681197 or sussextours@sky.com, as places are limited

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

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

Sunday

12th May Diving into Story Monthly Writing Workshops 1.30-4.30pm; £25, Tree of Life Centre, Portland Road Contact Sandra 07551 772129 www.sandrajensen.net

Polka Tots Parents & Toddlers 2pm; 0-5 years Hove Methodist Church

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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

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