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Welcome to Queen’s Park Living!!

We hope you enjoy the articles we have for you this month. No mention of Brexit, we promise!

This month we feature the founder of At The Coach House in Walpole Road, which hosts diverse creative events and workshops. We have details from Volunteering Matters of activities for the over-50s at Patching Lodge and other local venues. Hanover Queens WI have a new venue - see their article for details and a winter warming recipe for celeriac soup. If you’d like some company on a Thursday lunchtime, join the Soup ‘n’ Sarnie Lunch Club at St Luke’s Church, where everyone is welcome.

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Queen’s Park Person... Sara Jane Glendinning

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Soup ‘n’ Sarnie Lunch Club

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We love to hear from you, so do let us know what’s going on. Have a great February!

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Meet the founder of At The Coach House in Walpole Road...

Queen’s Park Person... Sara Jane Glendinning Sara Jane Glendinning founded At The Coach House but prefers to think of herself as the present guardian of the space. It’s a unique space and a homestead for diverse workshops and events, on Walpole Road, tucked away up a drive full of fruit trees. How did At The Coach House begin?

What sort of events do you have?

The coach house has been many things over the years, from a gardener’s cottage for Belle Vue Manor House to an ice skating rink. When I first came it was being used as a garage but I saw it as something else! I was lucky to come into some money and was able to convert it slowly over five years into a creative living and working space. For good fortune I placed poems under the floorboards..."Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee," said Yeats, and I do have a lovely beehive but not much luck with the broad beans!

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We like to host events that support creative living through the arts, crafts, sciences and beyond! We have hosted workshops from beekeeping to basket making, herbal medicine to experimental music; you name it, it could happen…! We have a long history of great gigs by such names as Pere Ubu, Mick Farren and many more and have been described as “beloved by musicians as the best venue in Brighton for quiet music”. We are part of the Artists Open Houses and last year hosted Culpeper’s Medicine Garden as part of Brighton Fringe. You can even stay here on Airbnb. What’s the highlight of your time here so far?

Watching my quince tree bear so much fruit (secret is, I really love the quince tree). Also I love experiencing the diversity of the people that come here, exploring our human nature, our response to our environment and finding our sense of belonging. Have you got any exciting events coming up in February?

Yes lots, we have workshops including herbal medicine, beekeeping, lamp making, qi gong classes, to name but a few. We are also looking forward to our annual March Hare experimental music happening. What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I like playing and watching improvised music and performances, reading poetry, practising qi gong and cycling. Recently I gave up my car and got an electric bike. I play my Boom speaker and cycle along the seafront usually playing music from Keith Frank! I’m a member at a community music group with weekly music mornings at an old people’s home and high up on the list are the conversations I have with the blackbirds and robins and any creature that will listen!

At The Coach House is available for booking - email atthecoachhouse@googlemail.com or visit www.atthecoachhouse.co.uk.

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Soup ‘n’ Sarnie Lunch Club

Ranger volunteer scheme

The Soup ‘n’ Sarnie Lunch Club at St Luke’s Church (Queen’s Park Road) is open to anyone and all are welcome. Join them on Thursdays between 11.30am and 1pm.

Deacon Julie Newson says: “We gather on Thursdays (during school term time) and enjoy a natter about the local community and share quite a lot of bad jokes and amusing stories. We drink lots of tea and coffee, eat soup with bread and follow this with a sandwich, with a variety of fillings, including the basic supply of cheese, ham and corned beef. We don’t have a set price but put a bowl on the table for donations. Nobody has to pay!”

If you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to get fitter, learn new skills and help to protect your local environment, then the City Parks Ranger Volunteers could be right up your street! They have been carrying out practical conservation projects in parks and nature reserves every Friday since 2011 and are now expanding to work at weekends. No experience is necessary and tools are provided, along with tea and coffee! You just need to be aged 18 or over. To join the mailing list or for more information, email cityparks.volunteers @brighton-hove.gov.uk.

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Local Activities for Over-50s We’ve got an exciting programme for people over 50, including Pilates (seated), Reminiscence, Knitting, Gentle Exercise and Dance, plus Pilates for men only. With friendly instructors and ‘taster’ sessions available, please get in touch for all events happening around East Brighton, low cost or no cost. Call Volunteering Matters to find out where and book your place on 01273 688117. Activities at Patching Lodge, Park Street, BN1 0AQ (near the bingo hall): Computer lessons (book for 1-2-1 lessons) Mon 10am – 12 noon; Thurs 10am – 12 noon; Fri 1-2pm Knitting Group Tues 10am – 12 noon (3rd Tues of the month) Next meeting 19th Feb Reminiscence Group Weekly get-togethers to share memories Wed 2- 3pm

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Dance of Awareness Connect with your inner self or move with the music! Weekly classes Fridays 10-11.30am Other venues include: Leach Court, Park Street, BN2 0DJ:

Pilates (chair-based) - Men Only Thurs 2-3pm Knitting Group Tues 10am-12 noon Somerset Point, Somerset Street, BN2 1JS: Pilates (chair-based) Thurs 3.15 – 4.15pm

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Woolly Hat Day 2019 Twelve men and three women died on the streets of Brighton in 2018.

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Off The Fence’s homeless project need your help to support the vital work they do throughout the year: fighting against homelessness and supporting individuals through the process of being housed, overcoming addiction and entering work. All you need to do, on 15th February, is: wear a hat; donate by texting WOOL19 followed by £1 (or more), to 70070; tell your friends! Instagram, Facebook and Tweet your Woolly Hat Day photos using the hashtag#OTFwoollyhatday.

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Local News... A new local deli…

Marmalade Store... Tania Webb, the owner of Café Marmalade on Eastern Road, has opened a new deli, Marmalade Store, also on Eastern Road. We asked her to tell us more about it… How long have you been running Marmalade Café? We opened Marmalade Café five and a half years ago. Why did you decide to open Marmalade Store?

We wanted to extend our range of products; although you can get take-away coffee from the Store we are also selling grocery items such as bread, eggs, organic milk in bottles which you can return, homemade cakes, pastas and sauces for them, cheeses, biscuits, chocolates and much more. We sold lots of hampers before Christmas; many of the foodie items are ideal if you need a gift for under £10. What else can we buy in the store?

Best of all we are selling our own ‘ready meals’ which we are making daily for customers to buy and take home for dinner. They come in 1, 2 or 4/6 person portions…unlike many supermarket ones, ours are completely natural with no added preservatives. Gio, our amazing chef, is making these plus baking incredible cakes, cinnamon buns, almond croissants… the list is endless; he surprises us daily. What is your most popular product?

It’s a bit early to say but more and more people are popping in to get their supper to take home which is fab.

What do you like to do when you’re not working? I always seem to have a pile of admin on my desk but if I’m not doing that then I do regular yoga or hang out with friends and family. I love cooking, although at

the moment we are having rather a lot of Marmalade ready meals to test them out…which is making life much easier! I love being in Kemp Town but my other favourite place to be is Maison Marmalade, our house in France (www.maisonmarmalade.co.uk). Café Marmalade is at 237 Eastern Road, near The Spire, and Marmalade Store is opposite, in the kiosk at 238 Eastern Road. For more information, visit Café Marmalade on Facebook.

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Two concerts in February at St Luke’s Church…

Music and Wine at St Luke’s We are hosting two concerts this month. On Friday 1st February we present Contrasts. Popular local musicians Steve Dummer (clarinet), Rachel Ellis (violin) and Yoko Ono (piano) play music inspired by the folk traditions of Eastern Europe, closing with a performance of one of the classics of twentieth-century music: Bartók’s Yuri Paterson-Olenich Contrasts. On 15th February pianist Yuri Paterson-Olenich brings us a recital themed around narration in piano music. The programme will include Sterndale Bennett’s 3rd Sonata The Maid of Orleans, Medtner’s

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Hanover Queens WI New venue for the Hanover Queens! Come and find us if you’d like at the Haus on the Hill, 58 Southover Street, BN2 9UF. 7.30 to 9.30pm on Thursday 14th February. Grab a drink at the bar and join us upstairs for a talk by Jeanette Philpott on the Alexander Technique. There will also be tea/ coffee and cake! Great to have seen some new faces last year. Hope we’ll see you again. New guests and members always very welcome. Look us up on Facebook or contact us on wihanoverqueens@gmail.com. Handy tip

Many coffee shop chains now offer money off when you take your reusable cup so make sure you have it handy. Recipe of the month

Celeriac Soup • Melt oil or butter in pan. Add diced celeriac, diced potato and chopped leek (onion optional). • Season, cover and sweat gently for 10 minutes approx. • Add stock, cover pan and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes till tender. • Blitz with hand blender until smooth. • Stir in cream if wanted and reheat gently. Enjoy! A real winter warmer!

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The city’s first big race of the year...

The Grand Brighton Half Marathon 2019 The Grand Brighton Half Marathon celebrates its 29th birthday on race day, Sunday 24th February. The race is organised by The Sussex Beacon, a local HIV charity, and is their largest fundraising event each year. The Brighton Half welcomes 12,000 runners and thousands of spectators to celebrate running in the city. General race entries are already sold out but charity places may still be available. The Grand Brighton Half Marathon is the happiest half, featuring a beautiful seafront course, amazing crowd support and a flat course. Key facts from 2018:

• The event raised approaching £1 million for charitable causes in 2018. • Irish international marathon runner Paul Pollock took first place. • In 2018, there were 15,000 bananas at the finish line. • 500 volunteers gave up their Sunday morning lie-in last year! • Fatboy Slim and BBC 6 Music presenter Matt Everitt ran for the charity Young Epilepsy and Scouting for Girls ran for the Alzheimer’s Society in 2018.

The race starts on Madeira Drive at 9.30am, heading east as far as Ovingdean, then back west to Hove Lagoon, before returning to the finish on Madeira Drive, and you can cheer for the runners at various locations in Brighton and Hove. There will be some road closures near the seafront. For more information, visit www.brightonhalfmarathon.com.

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Building Services

Kitchens

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AB Building Developments........................................................ 14 Clarkes of Brighton...........................................................................7 St Clair Builders.................................................................................8 Charity

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Chestnut Tree House.................................................................... 16 Chiropodist

The Foot Man................................................................................... 16 College

Greater Brighton Metropolitan................................................ 10 Domestic Appliances

Carters...................................................................................................6 Estate Agents

John Hilton...........................................................................................2 Paul Bott........................................................................................Back Firewood

Brighton Log Centre...................................................................... 11

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Lewis Byard.........................................................................................4 Plumbing Services

Plum Heating................................................................................... 13 Roofing

MB Roofing....................................................................................... 10 G & S Roofing................................................................................. ..18 Rubbish clearance service

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• RESIN MATERIAL OUTLASTS THE BUILDING FIRE RETARDENT ••CANNOT BE CUT • FIRE RETARDENT CANNOT BE CUT ••MAINTENANCE FREE • CANNOT BE CUT MAINTENANCE FREE • MAINTENANCE FREE JOINTS, SEAMS OR WELDS ••NO • NO JOINTS, SEAMS OR WELDS • NO JOINTS, SEAMS OR WELDS • UV RESISTANT & WATERPROOF • UV RESISTANT & WATERPROOF • UV RESISTANT & WATERPROOF • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY • THREE FINISHES / THREE COLOURS ••THREE FINISHES / THREE COLOURS • 25 YEAR GUARANTEE • THREE FINISHES / THREE COLOURS

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• Leadwork Re-pointing Chimney Stacks Re-pointing Stacks Leadwork We Chimney specialise in: • All• Roof Valleys Renewed & Repaired • Valleys Renewed & Repaired All Roof Repairs Repairs New Roofs • Flat Roofs • Tile & Slate Roofs New PVC Fascias & Gutters Re-pointing Stacks •&Leadwork New Chimney PVC Fascias Gutters Valleys RenewedPainting & Repaired• All RoofRemoval Repairs External •• Moss External Painting Moss Removal New PVC Fascias & Gutters No Pay Free Estimates No Obligation Obligation Pay No No Deposit Deposit Free Estimates • Moss Removal External Painting

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Waste Management Ltd

RUBBISH CLEARANCE SERVICE

TEL: 01273 083732 /07505 997838 www.agrwaste.co.uk Fully Licensed by the Environmental Agency • Fully Insured

At AGR Waste we aim to offer a stress free rubbish removal service throughout Sussex. We remove and recycle up to 95% of all rubbish collected.

House Clearances Garage Clearances Garden Waste All furniture including Mattresses, Cookers, Washing Machines, Fridges, Freezers and Sofas All Builders Waste removed

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TEL 07792 386578

www.agrscaffolding.co.uk

Fully Insured Scaffold Service Throughout Sussex

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