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Contents Happy Christmas to 5 Old Photo everyone in Queen’s Park! Page Page 7 Carols in the Park It’s hard to believe it’s December already, but Christmas is fast approaching.

We have details of quite a few Christmas events to help you get into the festive spirit, including the very popular Carols in the Park, and Burning the Clocks which brightens up the shortest day of the year. There’s also news from Brighton Lions of their Project Wenceslas, where people who receive but don’t need their annual Winter Fuel Payments can donate them to help people in fuel poverty. Where you can, please try and use our wonderful local businesses for your Christmas shopping. We wish you all a peaceful and happy festive period! The Queen’s Park Living Team info@queensparkliving.co.uk www.queensparkliving.co.uk Cover photo: Simon Dack

Page 9 Christmas at St Luke’s Page 11 Health hub plan for Brighton General Hospital site Page 13 Hanover Queens WI

Page 15 Brighton Lions Club Project Wenceslas Page 17 Festive Events Page 19 Burning the Clocks Page 20 Your local choir needs you!

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Carols in the Park

The Friends of Queens Park are hosting Carols In The Park on Friday 7 December, from 5.30pm, at the Royal Spa Nursery at the bottom of the park. This is a chance for all the family to join with local residents and the Salvation Army band to sing all your favourite Christmas carols. Singing starts at 6pm. “The switch to the Royal Spa last year was a huge success, with a large crowd of Queens Park locals enjoying a festive evening of communal carol singing,” says FQP chair Johnny Webb.

“It’s such a beautiful venue, especially when it’s lit up at night. We’re looking forward to returning there this Christmas, remembering this time to make enough mulled wine for our thirsty singers!

“We’ve made a few adjustments. Please note the slightly earlier start time, which we think is better for families.” Please bring a torch or lantern, and remember that dogs are not allowed in the grounds of the Royal Spa Nursery.

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Queen’s Park Councillors The ward councillors for Queen’s Park are Karen Barford, Daniel Chapman and Adrian Morris. (They are all members of the Labour & Co-operative Group.) Queen’s Park councillor drop-in sessions: • The second Saturday of each month at the Round Georges pub, 14-15 Sutherland Road, at 12-1.30pm • The first Tuesday of every month at Thornsdale community room, Albion Hill, from 6-7.30pm You can also contact them as follows:

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Here are this year’s Christmas events at St Luke’s Church...

Christmas at St Luke’s Sunday 9th December

Advent Carol Service at 6pm

Traditional music and readings as we prepare for Christmas. Wednesday 12th December

Blue Christmas at 7.30pm

A service of remembrance and hope – a time for all who wish to remember someone they’ve lost. Sunday 23rd December

Christmas Carol Service at 6pm Christmas Eve

Children’s Service at 4pm

Special guest, Albert the donkey!

Midnight Mass begins at 11.30pm Christmas Day

Parish Eucharist at 10am

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Health hub plan for Brighton General Hospital site

Plans for a brand new, purpose-built community health hub on the site of Brighton General Hospital have moved a step closer following approval by local NHS leaders. The Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) Board has agreed to move forward with plans to create a new health hub which would be constructed fronting Elm Grove, with much of the rest of the site released for local housing. Under the plan all of the Trust’s clinical and back office teams currently based at the site will be at the hub, unless patients or the services provided by SCFT would benefit from a future move. It could also see primary care and pharmacy services brought in. Siobhan Melia, Chief Executive of SCFT, said: “This ambitious plan is a once in a lifetime opportunity to ensure that the local NHS and community services in particular can meet the changing needs of local people. I want to thank the many hundreds of

Tarner Community Project

We wish you a very Happy Christmas We hope to see you at one of our After School Clubs or Holiday Play Schemes for children aged 4-11 in 2019. 2017. Holiday Play Schemes run during every school holiday, apart from Christmas. Youth projects for young people age 8-19 also run throughout the year and include, clubs, trips & outings, girls groups, sports. Visit our website for dates, booking forms etc and to see all the great things we have planned ahead. After school collections from: • • •

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patients, staff and members of the public that have been in touch with us to help shape this project.”

SCFT will now start detailed design work, with its plans still subject to the approval of clinical commissioners, the NHS regulator NHS Improvement, and Brighton and Hove City Council. The Trust, which provides NHS services in homes, schools, clinics and hospitals across Sussex, had previously set out five options for the development of the East Brighton site. SCFT engaged with patients, staff, local residents and community groups to gather views and to help ensure that its plans reflected local need. Brighton General Hospital was built in the 1860s as a Victorian workhouse, becoming an NHS hospital in 1948. Its wards fell below required standards and in 2009 the last inpatient beds were removed.

The redevelopment of the Brighton General site, only half of which is currently being used by the NHS, is essential to help fund the creation of a modern, purpose-built health and care facility.

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There are two concerts at St Luke’s Church this month…

Hanover Queens WI Music and Wine Season’s Greetings from the Hanover Queens. It’s at St Luke’s our Xmas party night on Thursday 13th December upstairs at the Islingword Inn, 175 Queen’s Park Road, from 7.30 to 9.30pm.

There’ll be wine, nibbles and a mince pie or two as well as plenty of fun and games. Do come along if you’d like to join us or email us first on wihanoverqueens@ gmail.com to find out more.

We are hosting two concerts this month, both on the same weekend.

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The Brighton Youth Orchestra String Ensemble

On Friday 7th December we welcome string players from the inspiring Ensemble Reza with pianist Nancy Cooley. They will perform two masterpieces of French chamber music: Fauré’s romantic first piano quartet, with its melting, exquisite harmonies and abundant lyricism, and Ravel’s exquisite piano trio, alongside a movement from a Mahler piano quartet.

The following evening on Saturday 8th December we will hear the award-winning Brighton Youth Orchestra String Ensemble with outstanding young pianist Berniya Hamie playing music by Chopin, and from Baroque Britain to 20th century Greece. This will be a special concert, the proceeds of which will help young people, who could not otherwise afford it, to get into music or help them progress. Music & Wine at St Luke’s would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year.

The concerts take place at St Luke’s Church, Queen’s Park Road, BN2 9ZB, and start at 7.30pm.

Tickets £7 / £5 unwaged and low waged / under-16s free. Disabled access. Wine and refreshments served. For more information, please visit www.musicandwineatstlukes.com, or contact musicandwineatstlukes@gmail.com.

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An appeal to help people in fuel poverty...

Brighton Lions Club...Project Wenceslas Brighton Lions Club is launching Project Wenceslas, a campaign to help combat fuel poverty in the city of Brighton and Hove. People who receive the annual Winter Fuel Payment and feel they do not need it are invited to donate the amount to Brighton Lions, who can assure that every penny will go towards alleviating fuel poverty. Fuel poverty has increased mainly due to rising energy prices and more people die from cold housing than die on the roads each year. The main causes of excess winter deaths are heart attacks and strokes caused by increased blood pressure from living in a cold home, as well as respiratory and breathing infections. The cold can lower the immune system's resistance to respiratory infections.

Mental health is also affected. Some people become cut off from friends and family because they don't want to invite them into a cold house. Cold housing can also make it difficult for children to study or do homework, therefore affecting their education, work opportunities and long-term health.

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 Club should be sent to the club at Lions Dene, The Deneway, Brighton, BN1 5AZ. 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%.

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Could your child benefit from learning some effective techniques to feel calmer, more focused and self- aware? The Mindful Me Club can do just that. Book your child’s place for the New Year. Workshops running: Saturday, from January 5th at The Hanover Community Centre running weekly for 6 weeks, ages 5 - 7 at 10am and ages 8 - 10 at 11 am. Limited numbers of 10 per class so booking early is advised to secure your child’s place. Cost - £36.00, £30 early bird discount before December 1st. (Workshops also running in Hove) For more information please contact... Claudine Lacroix E.mail: themindfulmeclub@gmail.com Visit facebook page: The Mindful Me Club Phone: 07341565 445

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Here are a few events to get you in a festive mood...

Festive Events... Christmas at the Royal Pavilion Until 1 January 2019

Experience a magical Christmas at the Royal Pavilion. The fires are lit, the Banqueting Room table is laid with Georgian-style desserts, and the palace is transformed with festive decorations. A replica of Queen Victoria’s sleigh awaits you and your family in the Music Room, where you can create your Christmas photos to remember the day! More information at brightonmuseums.org.uk.

Jack and the Beanstalk

20-29 December, Hilton Brighton Metropole, King’s Road

If you’re looking for a traditional pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk will be at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, with a West End cast and dazzling special effects. More information and tickets (from £18) at www.jackinbrighton.com.

Ghost Stories for Christmas

20-22 December, 7.30pm, The Lantern Theatre, Rock Place

Now in its sixth year, Brighton’s original Ghost Stories for Christmas returns for an evening of macabre and chilling tales. This year “Ghost Stories for Christmas – Now We are Six” features stories by the legendary Joan Aiken and British masters of horror Clive Barker and Ramsey Campbell, and promises a journey through the darker sides of childhood, with tales of New Orleans spirits, vengeance from beyond the grave and something rather nasty lurking in the chimney. The show will raise money for Alzheimer’s Society. Guests will receive a mince pie and mulled wine or apple juice. Tickets (£10) from ghoststoriesforchristmas.com.Age 14+.

The Choir with No Name

The Choir with No Name... The Big Christmas Singalong Thursday 13 December, 7.30pm, Brighton Dome The Choir with No Name, an organisation that runs choirs for homeless and marginalised people, return with their London and Brighton choirs for the musical highlight of the yuletide season! Expect all the Christmas classics as well as a chance to sing along. Donations and profits will support The Choir with No Name Brighton, run in partnership with Brighton Housing Trust.Tickets (£12) at brightondome.org or at Brighton Dome Tickets on Church Street or phone 01273 709709.

The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink and Restaurant

Open until 13 January 2019; book direct via www.royalpavilionicerink.co.uk The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink returns for its ninth year. Tickets £14 (adults) and £9.50 (under-12s); family tickets available.

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An annual event to usher in the coming year...

Burning the Clocks...

Burning the Clocks was created by Same Sky in 1994 as a way for the whole community to enjoy the festive season, regardless of faith or creed. Each year a new theme, related to the concept of time, is incorporated into the event to bring new and exciting elements. This year’s theme is “Remembrance”. If you would like to take part in the parade, lantern making kits are on sale at the Royal Pavilion shop, The Wood Store in Providence Place, HISBE in York Place, and the Book Nook in Hove. Burning the Clocks

relies on crowdfunding and the support of local businesses to make sure the event happens every year - you can donate at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ burning-the-clocks-2018. For more information and a route map visit: www.samesky.co.uk. A chance to see what’s under the Royal Pavilion...

Royal Pavilion Basement and Tunnel Tours Tours of the Royal Pavilion basement and tunnel are running on 3rd, 10th and 17th December (10.3011.45am), when you will be able to get a behindthe-scenes glimpse of the basement and tunnel of the Royal Pavilion and discover more about life below stairs for the servants, from the rat catcher to George’s principal private secretary. The tours end with a visit to the tunnel which led to George IV’s royal stables and riding school (now Brighton Dome).

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Admission £13; book in advance by phoning the Events Booking line on 03000 290902 (Mon-Fri) or in person at any of the Royal Pavilion & Museums’ venues.

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Burning the Clocks is back on Friday 21st December at 6.30pm. Held on the shortest day of the year, Burning the Clocks sees around 2,000 local residents parading the paper and willow lanterns they’ve made through the city, before passing them into a huge bonfire on the beach. The lanterns are filled symbolically with their hopes and dreams. The coming year is then ushered in with a dazzling fire show. The parade begins at 6.30pm and the fire show begins on the beach by Madeira Drive at approximately 7.15pm.


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Local group... The Brighton City Singers are looking for new voices...

Your local choir needs you! Brighton City Singers is a fun, sociable choir with absolutely no pressure. When you arrive for your taster session the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. There are no scary auditions or sight reading, you just sit down and join in. The first session is free, so you can make up your mind if you’d like to join. You don’t need a good voice or any experience. If you like to sing just for the fun of it, you will fit in perfectly.

We sing every type of music from Motown to Mozart, led by the feisty, funny MJ. MJ Paranzino is a dynamic personality, an ex-performer with a big voice, who spurs us on to sing like we never dreamed we could. She is particularly good at getting the most out of the male singers, who might start off rather quiet and unsure, then end up sounding strong and confident.

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memorable moments have been singing beautiful Christmas music in the Atrium at the V&A, rocking gospel songs at the Curious Arts Festival and joining a children’s choir in West London at a charity concert to support Grenfell Tower residents. There are local concerts too, including a lovely carol service every Christmas at St John’s Church in Hove. All events are optional.

The wonderful thing about this choir is not only that it sounds beautiful by itself; there are three other choirs in the group - South London Choir, West London Choir and the Hastings Town singers. This means when there is a big concert all four choirs come together and sound massive! The Brighton City Singers take part in many performances over the year; some of my most

The social aspect of Brighton City Singers is one of the best things about it. Many people go to the pub after rehearsal, and we have a ‘Choir Party Extravaganza’ every February. Even if I have no time for more than a quick hello to my neighbours during rehearsal I have a comforting feeling of belonging. The singing is really stress-busting after a hard day at work, and it always lifts my spirits. At £25 per month it is a really feel-good affordable activity. Why not give it a try? It’s true, you really can sing yourself happy! Annie Watkins

Brighton City Singers meet on Wednesday nights, 7-9pm, at Brunswick Primary School, Somerhill Road, Hove. www.brightoncitysingers.co.uk

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Newsagents

University of Sussex...................................................................... 12 Bathrooms

Videostar........................................................................................... 16

Eurotiles & Bathrooms................................................................ 14 Building Services

AB Building Developments...........................................................8

Clarkes of Brighton........................................................................ 16 St Clair Builders.............................................................................. 10 Chiropodist

The Foot Man......................................................................................4 Clothing

Laine - Made Unique..................................................................... 22 College

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College................................ 12 Dance Academy

Dance Academy Brighton..............................................................3 Damp Proofing

PPJ...........................................................................................................1 Digital Consultant

Michael Guthrie.............................................................................. 22 Domestic Appliances

Carters...................................................................................................2 Estate Agents

Paul Bott........................................................................................Back Firewood

Brighton Log Centre...................................................................... 19 Football Club

Whitehawk FC................................................................................. 20 Funerals

Mindfulness

The Mindful Me Club.................................................................... 16 Music Classes

Musical Bumps...................................................................................4 Nursery

Orchard Day Nursery......................................................................6 Painting

Painted Rooms................................................................................ 17 Play Scheme

Tarner Community Project........................................................ 11 Plasterer

Lewis Byard...................................................................................... 17 Plumbing Services

Plum Heating......................................................................................7 Public House

The Round Georges....................................................................... 20 Roofing

MB Roofing..........................................................................................9

Davis Roofing....................................................................................13 MB Roofing..........................................................................................9

G & S Roofing................................................................................... 10 Davis Roofing.....................................................................................6 Rubbish clearance service

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Sussex Funeral Services.............................................................. 21 Grocery Shop

Hilly Laine......................................................................................... 16 Interiors

Mister Smith..................................................................................... 15 Locksmiths

Lee’s Locks........................................................................................ 20

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