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Welcome to Poets Pages... The days are getting shorter and pre-Christmas events are already fast approaching, including the Christmas Artists Open Houses festival, which starts on 23rd November. There’s also a Christmas Gift Fair at West Blatchington Windmill on 30th November – another great place to start your Christmas shopping. Our featured local person this month is Stephen Down, a writer who’s just moved to Poets Corner but is still commuting to London and has written a book about his adventures on the tube. We also have another fascinating local history article from Rachel Bridgeman about the important role of Caldra House, now Skerritts, in Coleridge Street for the British Polish community. Have a great November! The Poets Pages Team info@poetspages.co.uk www.poetspages.co.uk Cover picture: Portland Road by 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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News from the Friends of Stoneham Park…

The scent of autumn in Stoneham Park The weather has turned distinctly colder and wetter. The nights are longer, the mornings darker. If you look close enough, other more subtle changes are detectable. Spider’s webs are suddenly everywhere. Fungi sprout up from the stumps of rotten trees. Squirrels are spotted on garden walls and in parks. pouring rain half the day. But the fair still went ahead, undaunted. Once again, we will have stalls inside the Holy Cross Church hall and in the park, a fabulous Santa’s grotto in the room above the Snug, live music, street food and the all-important mulled wine to warm your hands as you take in the festive atmosphere. In the next couple of weeks, look out for our prize draw tickets on sale in local shops and businesses. We had some fabulous prizes raffled in our summer fair, and we will have some equally fantastic offerings this time. Once again, and I make no apologies for sounding like a stuck record, we desperately need some handson help on the day. Please get in touch with us at friendsofstonehampark@gmail.com: you won’t regret it! Richard Hearnden

Autumn has come and its presence is here for us all to see, to feel and to smell. Yes, to smell. Because, just as we have always suspected, you can actually smell autumn. It can be quite noticeable on a mild evening. I noticed a slightly sweet aroma in the air around Stoneham Park: it was ever-so-slightly woody and smoky. This scent isn’t attributable to smoke but to chemical changes taking place as trees shed their leaves. Organic chemical compounds called terpenes and isoprenoids, a sort of essential oil, are released through the microscopic pores in the surface of leaves as they die. Combined with the whiff of decomposing plant matter and complex atmospheric shifts, your nose sniffs what your eyes see: the change in the seasons. This month, take a look in Stoneham Park’s wildlife among the shrubs and the trees, beyond the ubiquitous seagulls. Spiders, squirrels, fungi are all there and a real education. Like the scent of the season, you will notice it if you try hard enough. We always put a big effort into our festivals. The brilliant Halloween festival has just passed, after we went to press. Next, we have our Christmas Market on Saturday 7 December between 11am and 3pm. Please put it in your diaries. Last year the weather was dreadful, with

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Staff give bar stunning new makeover All hands on deck! Bar staff and owner of The Stoneham get stuck in to transform the function room into a luxury, industrial style bar, all in time for Christmas parties! Bar managers Sadie & Claire, along with owner Warrick and friends worked for months sanding, painting and building a beautiful new bar and room, which now holds up to 24 for a private dining experience or 50 for a full on knee’s up, and best of all? It’s totally free to hire. The whole bar is entirely self contained, with its own on street entrance, part of The Stoneham Pub on Portland Road in Hove, staff are known for going above and beyond. Donating their tips to local causes, collecting clothes for the homeless community as well as transforming the main pub

Old Port Function Bar into a warm, quirky and welcoming space. The Stoneham is also now host to one of the best pub flower garden’s Hove has to offer thanks to our green fingered Jules. Book your shin dig, fancy sit down meal or get together in our new function room bar “The Old Port” now by calling 01273 383840 or visiting The Stonehams website www.thestoneham.co.uk for more information on catering and booking!

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Meet a writer who’s just moved to Poets Corner...

Local author...Stephen Down We sit down with local author Stephen Down to chat moving to Poets Corner, seagulls and surviving the London commute. How long have you lived in Poets Corner? I moved this summer with my wife, two-year-old son and our crazy cat. I’m originally from Horsham and my wife from Patcham. After nearly 10 years in the big city, we’ve ventured back to good old Sussex by the Sea so our fish and chips can be nicked by seagulls. Why did you decide to move? Why not? The local community, shops, pubs, parks and of course the beach… So many reasons why we already love living in Poets Corner. Plus, I’m a massive Brighton & Hove Albion fan. Seagulls! So, you’ve written a book? Incredibly, yes. Although you could describe it more as a catalogue of musings from the underground. In the end, I called it “Commuting: An Underground World”.

Check it out. Here’s the synopsis: Commute to work? Probably. Love the daily slog of train delays, overcrowding and sweaty armpits? Unlikely. Jump on board, find that inch of personal space and dig into a wholeheartedly honest account of funny, bizarre and captivating occurrences on the London Underground. The book is an amusing portrayal of commuting in London, covering everything from awkward situations (the pregnant guessing game) and unbelievable altercations (violence and racism), to downright comedic events (number two on the tube? Yes. Really.). What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the tube? Tough question. There are so many funny moments, which can all be read in the book, but if I had to pick one, I’d say the chapter entitled “Carrot and Bean Casserole”. A graphic story, but here’s a clean summary - a man needed the toilet while stuck on a delayed tube train. Enough said, or is it? Truly terrifying. I still have nightmares. Are you still commuting? Unfortunately, yes. I leave the house at 6am (much to the dismay of my wife), venturing onto the 6:32 from Hove to London Bridge. I then work my way on the underground to Canary Wharf, so I’m still lucky enough (not!) to be using the tube every day. Request to work from home submitted. Farewell to the big smoke - hello to a more picture-perfect Poets Corner life. “Commuting: An Underground World” by Stephen Down is available from Amazon. Follow him on Instagram for more wacky commuter adventures — @Downontheunderground.

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Portland Road The Pentecostal Church in Portland Road, later known as the Elim Community Church, now Hopscotch nursery. This photo was probably taken not long after the church opened in 1929. Photo from the Argus photo archive Š Newsquest Sussex Ltd, brightonandhovestuff.co.uk

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You can find some great Christmas gifts at the Artists Open Houses…

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Artists Open Houses Christmas Festival

Christmas Gift Fair Saturday 30 November 2019, 11am-4pm, West Blatchington Windmill North Barn

This year’s Artists Open Houses Christmas Festival runs every weekend from 23rd November to 8th December. There will be a hugely diverse selection of artwork, ceramics, homewares, crafts, jewellery, children’s toys, Christmas cards and foodie gifts on offer. Many of the houses also offer mince pies and mulled wine to ease you into your Christmas shopping! The Christmas Artists Open Houses festival provides a fantastic opportunity to shop away from the high street and buy unique Christmas gifts in an inspiring environment. Some of the highlights of the 2019 Christmas festival include Urban Graffiti, which will see 40 top international graffiti artists, including Pure Evil, Cosmo Sarson and Xens, create a subversive miniature city – a model village like you’ve never seen before! Highly acclaimed Brighton photographer JJ Waller, whose pictures shine a light on the unique characters and flavour of life in Brighton, will be exhibiting as a solo artist for the first time at the Artists Open Houses festival. At Villa Lucia’s Emporium (11B Goldstone Villas), you can find an emporium of treasures and treats at a secret garden flat in Hove. You can shop original up-cycled clothing, headwear, hats, headdresses and road-kill taxidermy, plus art, textiles, upholstery and jewellery with plenty of Christmas gift ideas.  For more information on all the open houses, visit www.aoh.org. uk from 13th November.

This is the second year of the Christmas Gift Fair at West Blatchington Windmill (191 Holmes Avenue, BN3 7LH), to raise the profile of the 190-year-old windmill which has been restored and open to the public for 40 years. Last year visitors commented on the friendly and relaxing atmosphere and the quality of gifts on offer. There will be a good variety of stalls selling button art, Brighton-themed board games, gemstone and crystal pendants, pottery and papercraft, embroidered and embellished textile gifts, book art and gifts, watercolours, mosaics, personalised Christmas ornaments, candles, and knitted and crocheted gifts, plus a range of windmill souvenirs. There will also be Christmas-themed refreshments. For more details visit: www.westblatchingtonwindmill.org  or: https://www.facebook.com/ events/433444467265840/

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We offer incredible new versions of food and drink that you might find familiar. We have sodas made in house with some help from our centrifuge machine. They have around one tenth of the sugar of regular sodas. Our cocktails are crafted with loving care using house made essences, bitters and artisanal spirits. Some of our cakes have no added sugar. Some are completely dairy free. We are really proud of our velvety, house made, organic cashew and tiger nut milk blend.

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News from Wish ward councillor Robert Nemeth...

Councillor News... The news in October that yet another King Alfred Leisure Centre deal has collapsed came as no surprise to me and Cllr Garry Peltzer Dunn – but, trying to be as positive about it as possible, we see the sad news as a chance to now do things properly. Looking back, the commencement of the project in 2012 would have been a wonderful opportunity to ask the public what they wanted. Instead, a leisure specification from 2003 went through on the nod and an unpopular design was picked in secret. Transparency is paramount. Sport has changed so much since 2003. Not only has an Olympic Games been hosted in this country since then, we’ve seen the explosion of parkrun, CrossFit, and Ironman. Locally, there’s now the Brighton Marathon and Brighton Triathlon. The Amex Stadium has opened, Saltdean Lido has reopened and Sea Lanes isn’t too far off. Trends have changed so the specification must be reviewed. Rather than three separate small pools, a new leisure centre in Hove should undoubtedly feature a flexible 50m pool with moveable floors and adjustable booms.

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Such an arrangement costs less and can do more. Getting a 50m pool for Hove and Portslade is a huge priority for me as Parliamentary Candidate. Not having one is letting down local kids in a big way. More generally, a new development should be about sport first and foremost. The Council seems to view the site as a potential housing estate with sports below as an added extra. It should be all about sport though with just enough enabling development to pay for it. Other sites for a sports centre are now being looked at which I think is a huge mistake. Worthing’s Splash Point works incredibly well on the seafront. Our sports centre should stay put. In terms of deal structure, the last attempt was clearly a disaster. Crest Nicholson, when picked as developer, were able to keep the city on the line for three years without paying any sort of deposit or paying any fines. This is wrong. A deposit must be taken as soon as a buyer, partner or developer is picked. Finally, not only are the public being messed around, so are existing King Alfred clubs and tenants. Garry and I would like to see assurances given that the Shiverers, Marlins, Cheetahs, boxing and kickboxing gyms, and all of the other clubs and tenants, are given a proper voice in the process – whatever form it takes and whenever it happens. Cllr Robert Nemeth Wish Ward

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Our local quiz...

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The family pantomime is coming back to the Windmill Theatre this year...

Win tickets to see Dick Whittington... Showtime Productions and Music Theatre 2000 are back with a traditional family pantomime at the Windmill Theatre in Nevill Avenue, performed by a first-rate cast of singing actors, dancers and a live band. Their production of Dick Whittington, in support of the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice, promises to be an unmissable festive treat for the whole family to enjoy! Join Dick (and his trusty cat) as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness. Guided by the magical Fairy Bowbells, this exciting journey will whisk you away from the golden-paved streets of London on a perilous journey across the seven seas to the shores of Morocco! Dick Whittington is on from 22nd to 29th December, with matinées and evening performances, and you can get tickets at ticketsource.co.uk/ showtimeproductions or call the box office on 01273 565130. Group discounts are available and early booking is advised. Early bird offer: no booking fees when ordering tickets before 30th November – quote “Dick” for this special offer.

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We have one prize of four tickets to give away. To enter, answer the following question:

In which city did Dick Whittington seek his fortune? Please email your answer to info@poetspages.co.uk with your name, address and phone number. The winner will be selected at random. Competition Terms & Conditions: Tickets are valid to see Dick Whittington at the Windmill Theatre. They are allocated subject to availability and are nonexchangeable. Closing date for entries is 20th November.

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St.St Anthony's Pre-School Anthony’s Pre-School Your local  early learning centre for young minds Tamworth Road, Hove

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Local history from Rachel Bridgeman...

Solidarity with Poland from Poets Corner In September 1939, the double occupation of Poland by the German Third Reich and the Soviet Red Army began. The Polish Government-in-Exile moved to London and the Polish Armed Forces continued their fight from Britain: their pilots amongst “The Few” during the Battle of Britain and Polish soldiers leaving these shores on D-Day. In 1945, when the charred remains of Photo of Caldra House Poland became separated from the free (now Skerritts) courtesy of world by the “iron curtain”, many Poles Mr Filipowicz-Phillips chose to remain in exile in the UK. (former Managing Director) For over 70 years, the British Polish diaspora would rely on the newspapers Dziennik Polski i Dziennik Żołnierza (Polish daily & Soldiers’ daily) from 1940 and Tydzień Polski (Polish Weekly) from 1959 to keep in touch and to read about events in their homeland and from around the world. With its editorial in London, from 1953 its printing press (and Weekly editorial) was at Caldra House, 23 Coleridge Street, Hove (in the former Catholic school). From Poets Corner, news was disseminated of the unimaginable atrocities of the Second World War – the extermination of Polish Jews; one-fifth bloodless revolution, paved the way to the fall of the of Poland’s citizens killed; slave labour; the destruction Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of cities, towns, and villages. of the Cold War. This year Poland celebrates 30 years since the first free elections in 1989 and the end of When the shadow of communism fell over the Communist rule. The last edition rolled off the press in devastated country, The Polish Daily reported the brutal Poets Corner in 2001, when it relocated to London. suppression of the anti-communist protests of 1956, 1968, 1970 and 1976. Whilst there was no free press To learn more about the history of Hove, join a guided in Poland, at its height The Polish Daily could boast a historical walking tour led by a local historian. Hove circulation of 30,000 copies 6 days a week and a staff of Actually Walking Tours are fun, informative and best 60. It was the most significant Polish newspaper in this suited to the incurably curious. country and was the only Polish daily newspaper in the For information, email hoveactuallywalks@gmail.com whole of Western Europe. or visit Facebook (Hove Actually Walking Tours). In the 1980s, Caldra House reported on a new Rachel Bridgeman - local historian & tour guide movement “Solidarność” (Solidarity) which, through its

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An appeal to help people in fuel poverty...

Brighton Lions Club Project Wenceslas

An event in support of homeless people...

Brighton Lions Club are once again launching Project Wenceslas, a campaign to help combat fuel poverty. People who receive the annual Winter Fuel Payment and feel they do not need it are invited to donate the amount to Brighton Lions.

Big Sleep Out at Hove Lagoon

Excess winter deaths in Brighton & Hove are slightly higher than both England and the South-East.

The World’s Big Sleep Out is taking place on 7th December at venues across the globe.

People in difficulty will be contacting agencies such as Age UK who will refer them to Brighton Lions. Direct applications will not be accepted to ensure all the donated money goes to the people who really need it. Brighton Lions will make payments direct to the energy supply companies, not the individual beneficiaries, whose details will not be known to the Lions.

50,000 people will sleep outside in 50 cities to call for an end to global homelessness and to raise money for charities helping homeless or displaced people. Participants around the world will include actors Will Smith and Helen Mirren. Brighton’s event will be at Hove Lagoon, where money will be raised for charities including Sussex Homeless Support.

“Last winter we spent more than £9,000,” said Pete Dilloway, President of Brighton Lions Club. “That was an increase of £1,000 on the previous year so there really is a need even in this, the so-called affluent South-East. One of those we helped last winter had been admitted to hospital with hypothermia having been too scared of running up bills to use enough heating.” Donations can be made by credit/debit cards through Brighton Lions Club’s website at www.brightonlions.org.uk or cheques payable to Brighton Lions Wenceslas should be sent to Brighton Lions Club, c/o 9 Westfield Crescent, Brighton, BN1 8JB. People sending cheques are asked to confirm that their donations may be treated as Gift Aid so that the value of the donation can be increased by 25%.

You can register to take part at: www.bigsleepout.com/join-asleep-out/brighton Answer to “Where in Poets Corner?” on page 15 Picture 1: Arthur Street Picture 2: Westbourne Street Picture 3: The Ancient Mariner

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This article is from local charity Together Co Befriending...

Can you spare an hour to make someone’s week? Before her health deteriorated, Linda travelled the world and worked as a letting agent and holistic therapist. Since her disabilities developed, she can only leave the house once a week with assistance. A visit from Rebecca, a Together Co Befriending volunteer, makes a huge difference to Linda’s week. Linda: “When I became housebound, my friendships slowly dissolved as we had less and less in common. My befriending volunteer, Bex, is great. She is the only person I see socially. My carers visit daily to help me with my daily routine, but there’s no time to chat. Together Co match you with someone who shares your interests. Even an hour a week of friendliness can make a lot of difference to my life.”

A concert in aid of Martlets hospice...

Dreaming of a musical Christmas The Martlets Good Vibrations Choir will be bringing tuneful Christmas cheer to Hove Methodist Church on Saturday 30th November.

Rebecca and Linda

Bex: “Popping round to Linda’s for a cup of tea and a catch-up is something I know we both look forward to each week. It’s a mutually beneficial connection.” About Together Co Befriending Everybody should have somebody. We match people with people to create friendships that make life better. We’ve been doing so for over 20 years. In that time, we’ve seen loneliness eased and lives changed – all through the simple power of human connection. Please get in touch if you can spare an hour a week to visit a neighbour. Call us on 01273 775888 or email: sally.clarke@togetherco.org.uk

The members include hospice patients, family members, staff and volunteers who sing under the musical direction of local singer and voice coach Aneesa Chaudhry. The choir will be singing songs from Les Misérables and the classics, along with a sprinkle of festive tunes.  There will be tea and cake, plus a prize raffle. Doors open at 3pm for a 3.30pm start. Tickets are £10/£8 concs and children are free; book online at www.themartlets.org.uk/events, email ann.borg@martlets.org.uk or telephone 01273 273400 ext 746. Hove Methodist Church, Portland Road, BN3 5DR

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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

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

Monday Guild Fellowship and friendship 2.30pm Hove Methodist Church

Food & Friendship Lunch Club 12.30pm; £4 Hove Methodist Church 01273 324600 (HMC Office)

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

Singing for Pleasure 2pm, Hove Methodist Church Contact: Corinne 01273 565130 Singingforpleasure@hotmail. co.uk

Holistic Yoga 6-7.45pm 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 5th Hove Guides 7pm-9pm Hove Methodist Church 5thhoveguides@gmail.com Brighton Theatre of the Air Radio Drama Meetup group 8pm, Goldstone Ex Service Club, 20 Shirley Street btota.co.uk; 07818 118062 Warrior Mind Meditation and Study Learn the mindset of Japan’s Samurai warriors (not Zen); Six-week course, 7pm 07719 510749 Shinobi1957@gmail.com 25th November Winter Wreath Making Workshop 7-9pm, The George Payne, 18 Payne Avenue Call 01273 329563 or email info@thegeorgepayne.co.uk to book

Young Actors Group Ages 5-7; 4pm-5pm Hove Methodist Church info@theyoungactorsgroup.com Yin Yoga A gentle, quiet, supportive and nurturing practice; 6-week block £55, 6-7pm, The Snug, No drop-ins; please contact to find out next course date, info@mindfulbodyyoga. co.uk Yoga for All 6-week block £55 No drop-ins; please contact to find out next course date 7-8pm, The Snug, Stoneham Park info@mindfulbodyyoga.co.uk 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: 9.4510.40am Beginners: 10.45-11.40am Beginners: 6-6.55pm Beginners Plus: 11.45am12.40pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com Ninjutsu and Jujutsu Traditional Japanese martial arts 8-9.30pm; 16+ 07719 510749 shinobi1957@gmail.com Quiz Actually Weekly quiz 8-10.30pm, The George Payne, 18 Payne Avenue Call 01273 329563 or email info@thegeorgepayne.co.uk to book 3rd Tuesday of the month Hove WI 10am to 12 noon Hove Methodist Church 5th November Sussex Cricket Fireworks Night 7.30pm (gates open 6pm) 1st Central County Ground, Eaton Road Tickets at www.sussexcricket. co.uk

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 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)

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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 Yoga 7.30-8.30pm Hove Methodist Church DoYourOMThing@outlook.com Pilates Mat Classes Beginners: 9.45-10.40am and 6.45-7.40pm Intermediate: 7.45-8.40pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street, 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com Martial Arts An introduction into the martial arts of the samurai and ninja of old Japan, traditional arts for the beginner, 16+, 7.30pm 07719 510749 Shinobi1957@gmail.com Night Howl Informal drop-in evening choir, no experience needed; babes in arms welcome; £5 drop-in, £4 pre-book, 7.30-9pm, The Poets, 33 Montgomery Street Email info@howl.org.uk or call 07960 245564 for more information

Thursday

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


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21st November Relationships Goals 2.0 A regular event with a relationship therapist. Come alone, with your partner or a friend; 8–10pm, The Poets, 33 Montgomery Street Go to www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ relationship-goals-20-curiositytickets-64793104921 to book tickets or call 07428 396671 for more information

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 General Level Pilates 12.15pm Tree of Life Centre Portland Road Contact Emily: 07709 357622 www.pilateswithemily.co.uk IT Group for Older People Drop in; 2pm-4pm Vallance Centre, Conway Court Sackville Road 07934 351867 Vital Danza Dance for health and happiness 8.15-9.45pm; £10 The Float Spa, Third Avenue www.helenthatcher.com 1st November Tony Charles Magician Magic show 6pm, The George Payne Call 01273 329 563 or email info@thegeorgepayne.co.uk to book

1st November Sam Charra Rocky Horror Extravaganza Live singing of the Rocky Horror Show songs, 8pm, The George Payne Call 01273 329 563 or email info@thegeorgepayne.co.uk to book 15th-17th November Prague Weekender A weekend of Czech food specials The George Payne Call 01273 329563 or email info@thegeorgepayne.co.uk to book 15th November Beggars Belief An evening of live Czech music 8pm, The George Payne 22nd November Comedy @ The Poets Michael Mooney hosts a monthly comedy night £8; 8.30-10.30pm, The Poets, 33 Montgomery Street Visit www.facebook.com/ events/2568452396499110/ for ticket link or call 01273 271 212 for more information

Saturday

Pilates Mat Classes Beginners: 9-9.55am High Intensity Power Pilates: 10-10.50am Masons Yard, Westbourne Street, 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com 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 2nd November The Nevill Fireworks 2019 7pm (gates open 5pm) Nevill Sports Ground, Nevill Road nevillfireworks.co.uk

2nd Saturday of the month Councillors’ Surgery for Wish Ward 11am-12 noon The Snug, Stoneham Park 9th November Writing for Competitions Award-winning author will share her top tips Open to all; £3 non-members; £1 refund if you buy a drink from Hove Library café; 10.50am-1pm, Hove Library thehatcherywritersgroup. wordpress.com or hatchery.writers@gmail.com 9th November Autumn Tasting Menu Collaboration of The George Payne’s new head chef with Brighton Wine. Tickets at: thegeorgepayneautumntasternov2019. eventbrite.co.uk 7-10pm, The George Payne 16th November Musical Bingo Bingo with music instead of numbers and prizes to be won! 9-10.30pm, The George Payne Call 01273 329563 or email info@thegeorgepayne.co.uk to book your table 16th November Sports Quiz @ The Poets 8pm – 10.30pm, Call 01273 271212 or email: info@ thepoets.co.uk to book your table 4th Saturday of the month Scribblers - Hatchery Writers subgroup Share and critique one another’s work on a regular basis. 1- 3pm, Wolseley Room Hove Library, Contact Vicky: scribblers.hove@gmail.com 30th November Martlets Good Vibrations Choir concert 3pm for a 3.30pm start Hove Methodist Church Book at www.themartlets.org.uk/ events, Or phone 01273 273400 30th November Meet the Brewer & Tap Takeover An evening of great food and beer with The Hairy Dog Brewery. Tickets at: thegeorgepaynebrewerandtaptakeover. eventbrite.co.uk The George Payne

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A bereavement allotment group for men...

Martlets Earthworks First 12-week Open Access Course starting the week of 4 November 2019 Earthworks is a space for bereaved men to meet and get together to grow, harvest, tend and maintain Martlets’ new allotment. Throughout the year Martlets will be offering sessions on mornings, afternoons, evenings and on a Saturday. Previous gardening experience is not required and attendees are free to take on whatever jobs interest them, be it lighter work pricking out seedlings or getting stuck into digging and clearing. The Earthworks course will run for 12 weeks and is ‘Open Access’, meaning that any bereaved man in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding areas is welcome to attend; you do not have to have a previous connection with Martlets. The Earthworks counsellor will provide a welcoming and supportive environment in which to work and the session starts with a cuppa in the allotment shed around the wood burner. Sharing experiences of loss while working with the natural cycle of life through the seasons can be a positive and healing experience. For more information, please contact Martlets’ Patient and Family Support Administrator on 01273 273400, or email bereavement@martlets.org.uk. www.themartlets.org.uk

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News from the council...

Consultation on Graffiti Brighton & Hove City Council have launched a public consultation on their proposals to tackle graffiti and tagging. At present the council are only responsible for removing graffiti from their own buildings and other equipment they own like bins and lamp posts. They are not responsible for removing anything on private property or land, unless it’s offensive. Councillor Anne Pissaridou, chair of the council’s Environment, Transport & Sustainability committee, is urging people to complete the consultation. She also acknowledged that the council needs to clean up its own buildings and equipment. She said: “Some of the consultation is quite controversial as we’re asking people if they think businesses, private homeowners and landlords should remove graffiti from their buildings or pay the council to do so.” The consultation is open until 15 December. You can find it at: https://consultations.brighton-hove.gov. uk/rubbish-recycling-and-streets/graffiti-removalenforcement-consultation/

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