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Welcome to Queen’s Park Living!!

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Spring is coming at last and with the approach of a new tennis season we hear from Mel Bowden, a coach at Queen’s Park Tennis Club.

We have news from the new Brighton General Hospital Action Group on their campaign for a community plan for the site. There are details of several classical music concerts in the area and other events coming up include the Sussex Beer & Cider Festival at Brighton Racecourse. There’s also a new exhibition of hats by master milliner Stephen Jones at the Royal Pavilion. He has designed glamorous headwear for celebrities including the new Duchess of Sussex, Lady Gaga, Kate Moss and Mick Jagger. Don’t forget Mother’s Day on 31st March and have a great month! The Queen’s Park Living Team info@queensparkliving.co.uk www.queensparkliving.co.uk Cover photo: Simon Dack

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Local Person... Mel Bowden

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Calling all thrill-seekers

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Page 15 Lucy Goddard with Brighton Youth Orchestra String Ensemble Page 17 Stephen Jones Hats at the Royal Pavilion

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Meet Queen’s Park tennis coach Mel Bowden...

Local Person...Mel Bowden

I live in Kemp Town and coach tennis at Queens Park Tennis Club. I did my tennis training at the LTA’s residential centre at Bisham Abbey, and then worked at schools throughout Sussex. I ran tennis holidays in Portugal and ended up buying a farmhouse and converting it into a villa with pool and tennis court. My wife and I remember our children enjoying an endless five year holiday while it was built.

later moving to Holland where I worked for a radio station based in Hilversum, but operating from a ship in the North Sea.

I have been part-time coaching at QPTC for some years, and recently moved my coaching activities here full time. In 2018, myself and five other directors formed a community interest company following the council’s decision to allow self-management. I have project managed the refurbishment of the club house, set up the online booking system, supervised the relaying and repainting of the courts, installed a new security system, and negotiated the lease and insurance deals, as well as operating drop-in classes four days a week. It has taken up a huge amount of time and effort from myself and the other directors.

Off-court, my hobby is playing guitar in a covers band.

During that time, myself and a fellow coach began developing an old closed down grass court tennis club in Kemp Town which had its origins in the 1890s. The club now has four courts, floodlights and a pavilion.

Min d– mus cle trai The overall effect has seen QPTC flourish. Last month British Tennis publishedning a very positive case study on our progress, and the club has just welcomed its 200th adult member. to My first sporting interest wasn’t tennis. I played ice help hockey with the Brighton Tiger Cubs aged 13. But a career in broadcasting was to take up most of my you working life. After training as a broadcast engineer, I started as a station assistant at BBC Radio Brighton, enjo A host of volunteers have kept the club ticking over, helping with weeding, social events and painting. It’s an ongoing project, with phase two likely to see a significant improvement to the clubhouse facilities, including a new kitchen. We also have a new coach Jimmy Smith who has significantly boosted our juniors development programme.

Back in England I formed a company dedicated to constructing radio studios. We built 100 studios around the world, including BBC local and national centres and numerous commercial stations, including Southern Sound in Brighton. Although the company is still operating, I moved to full time tennis coaching in the mid 90s.

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Dare yourself to do something brave and raise money for Martlets by stepping out of the British Airways i360 pod into darkness, 450 feet above Brighton beach, on Saturday 30 March. The night-time i360 iDrop is an exhilarating sponsored challenge that will see you gliding down from the pod through the open air, whilst taking in amazing views of the coastline.

Open to anyone aged 14 or over; no previous experience is needed, just a sense of adventure and a head for heights. All equipment will be provided and the trained staff at Wire and Sky will make sure you have a fantastic experience and are kept safe every step of the way. It costs £50 to register and Martlets is asking that everyone who takes part raises a minimum of £250 in sponsorship. To find out more or to sign-up visit http://bit.ly/i360iDrop.

Sussex Beer & Cider Festival 22-23 March, Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road 140 real ales plus ciders and perries will be available at the 29th Sussex Beer & Cider Festival. A variety of food will be on sale, including vegetarian and vegan options. This year’s festival charity is the Sussex Heart Charity.

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Brighton General Hospital site... stop the "theft" of public land Brighton General Hospital Action Group (BGHAG)* are very concerned about the proposed sale and redevelopment of the Brighton General Hospital site. What the public has actually been told about the sale of this public asset is...virtually nothing. We have the warm words of the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) Board, owners of the site, wanting so-called ‘affordable’ housing to fund the construction of their Community Health Hub and a new Trust HQ.

It was pointed out to SCFT that, in their on-line consultation survey, respondents were forced to choose one of the options that the Trust proposed, so, if you liked none of them, or wanted to suggest an alternative, this was not possible. Our action group is developing an alternative community plan for the site. We have support from councillors and welcome the council motion that was unanimously carried in July 2018: “This Council notes that the Brighton General Hospital site is a public asset, and as such should be

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used for public good; prioritising NHS use first and foremost with any spare land used for truly affordable housing.” The Royal Sussex County Hospital has a crying need for discharge beds, called step-down/community/social care beds, and we argue that with extremely high acute bed occupancy rates, discharge beds should be provided by SCFT on the site, freeing up acute beds and beds in A&E. SCFT say that they have not been asked to provide these beds at the Brighton General Hospital site by Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group, though it is a service that SCFT provides. Consideration of the provision of ‘affordable’ housing for key health workers is mentioned in the plans, but only ‘within the economic constraints of the above’, ie, raising funds from the sale of the site to provide for the Community Health Hub (it doesn’t mention the new Trust HQ). So, maybe it’ll have to be non-affordable housing if that’s the only way to raise funds?

Finally, there is a chronic shortage of housing, at ‘social rents’. There are 1700 homeless households, living in emergency accommodation, in Brighton and Hove. So we are calling on the council to buy the spare land for truly affordable housing and community use. *Brighton General Hospital Action Group are a coalition of campaigning organisations: Brighton and Hove Housing Coalition, Living Rent Campaign, Save Whitehawk Hill Campaign and Sussex Defend the NHS.

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Our column from the local WI...

Hanover Queens WI... Different venue this month…..on Thursday 14th March we’ll be at the Queens Park Tennis Club Pavilion, East Drive, Brighton BN2 0BQ. 7.30 to 9.30pm. We’ll enjoy a Zumba session with Monica. Should be fun! Come and find us there if you’d like to. Great to see new faces. Check us out on Facebook or at wihanoverqueens@gmail.com. Handy hint Wrap the stalk ends of bananas in cling film to keep them fresher for longer. Recipe of the month Vegan fruit cake • • • • • • • •

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A concert at Brighton College...

Lucy Goddard with Brighton Youth Orchestra String Ensemble Sunday 24th March from 3.45pm (concert 4pm) Sarah Abraham Recital Hall, Brighton College, Eastern Road Encore is the fundraising network for supporters of Brighton Youth Orchestra and all the city ensembles managed by Brighton & Hove Music & Arts. They support the next generation of musical talent in the city. Encore are delighted to welcome mezzo-soprano Lucy Goddard back to play with Brighton Youth Orchestra String Ensemble, where her musical journey started. Lucy is a former leader of Brighton & Hove Youth Orchestra, who has since performed as a soloist in some of London’s most prestigious venues, including the Wigmore Hall. Lucy will sing a Handel aria and Respighi’s “Il Tramonto”, a masterpiece written in 1914 based on words by Percy Shelley.

The ensemble will perform Pastoral Suite by Avril Coleridge Taylor - this work has been transcribed from

the original handwritten score by Andy Sherwood and to Encore’s knowledge has never been performed before. Avril died in Seaford in 1998. She was the daughter of Britain’s great black composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor and was an illustrious composer, conductor and violinist in her own right. The programme will also feature Greek dances and Swedish melodies! Tickets may be available on the door but book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Stephen Jones Hats at the Royal Pavilion Glamorous hats from one of the world’s top designers are now on show at the Royal Pavilion. Stephen Jones Hats at the Royal Pavilion sees the spectacular state rooms filled with exquisite hats created by master milliner Stephen Jones OBE. During his 40 year career, Jones has dressed the finest heads from across the globe – most recently the Duchess of Sussex, as well as Lady Gaga, Kate Moss and Mick Jagger. This new, site-specific exhibition shows hats worn by these celebrities and others, along with those made in collaboration with top fashion designers, including Dior, Thom Browne, Giles Deacon, Comme des Garçons, Marc Jacobs and Matty Bovan. “I grew up in a seaside town, but Brighton to me seemed exciting, exotic, and it symbolised art and freedom,” said Stephen. “In 2012, I designed a collection called

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 he opulent Banqueting T Room hosts a ‘dinner’ for the hats of the most famous wearers including the Duchess of Sussex, Kylie Minogue and Missy Elliott.

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• F  ood and feasting inspired hats are placed among the copper pots in the Great Kitchen.

We offer a FREE Home estimating service. 1000s of brand name fabrics, our curtains are handmade locally in our workroom and we have an expert installation service

• Hats from Chinoiserie-on-Sea - Jones’ homage to the grandeur of the Royal Pavilion – including hats inspired by its famous domes are on display in the entrance hall. • Hats inspired by the interiors of the Royal Pavilion are on show in the Music Room along with gowns by the House of Dior. • H  ats exploring the theme of Pride, and those inspired by music and musicians including Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston.

FREE Home Measuring Service for Made to Measure Curtains, Blinds and Shutters. Choose from 1000’s of brand name fabrics. Our curtains are handmade locally in our workroom and we have an expert installation service.

20% Off Everything

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To book an appointment email us at brightonfurnishings@candh.co.uk Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd July or call the store on 01273 321959 *Excludes services & coffee shop

• T  here are gowns by Dior in the Music and Egyptian Rooms, mannequins dressed by Giles Deacon ascend the staircase wearing oversized headdresses, and a mannequin wearing a Thom Browne ensemble is on display in the King’s bedroom. The exhibition runs until June 9 and is presented in partnership with Harvey Nichols.

For more information visit brightonmuseums.org.uk.

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Alexander Technique Sarah Matthews.................................................................................6 Blinds and Shutters Sussex Blinds......................................................................................7 Building Services Clarkes of Brighton........................................................................ 16 St Clair Builders.................................................................................8 Chiropodist The Foot Man................................................................................... 11 College Greater Brighton Metropolitan................................................ 14 Domestic Appliances Carters................................................................................................ 19 Estate Agents John Hilton...........................................................................................2 Paul Bott........................................................................................Back Firewood Brighton Log Centre...................................................................... 16 Funerals Sussex Funeral Services.............................................................. 15 Haberdashery Closs & Hamblin............................................................................. 17 Kitchens Dream Doors.......................................................................................8

Clarks Kitchens............................................................................... 16 Locksmiths

Lee’s Locks........................................................................................ 16 Newsagents

Videostar..............................................................................................5 Nursery

Orchard Day Nursery......................................................................3 Plasterer

Lewis Byard.........................................................................................5 Plumbing Services

Plum Heating......................................................................................4 Road Safety

Brighton & Hove City Council...................................................10 Roofing

MB Roofing....................................................................................... 10 G & S Roofing................................................................................. ..14 Singles Group

The Group.............................................................................................4 Windows

Countryman........................................................................................9 Tennis Coaching

Queens Park Tennis Coaching Juniors................................. .10

Queens Park Tennis Coaching.................................................. 18

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