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Welcome to Queen’s Park Living!!

Contents

There is so much going on in May that it’s difficult to fit everything into one magazine!

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Queen’s Park Person...

Gary Moyle

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Royal Voluntary Service

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Residents’ parking

schemes update

We have the Brighton Festival and Fringe, as well as the Artists Open Houses, with many events in and around the Queen’s Park area, and the Kemptown Carnival is set to return on 1st June. Our featured local person is Gary Moyle of Martlets hospice, who explains why it’s important to make a will, and the Royal Voluntary Service tell us about the great work being done by volunteers at The Royal Sussex County Hospital. 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 Queen’s Park Living Team info@queensparkliving.co.uk www.queensparkliving.co.uk Cover photo: Simon Dack

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Page 15 Hanover Queens WI Page 16 Kemptown Carnival Page 17 Brighton Fringe... a host of events

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Kemp Town Station Coal Yard Kemp Town Station coal yard in Coalbrook Road, looking north towards Evelyn Terrace, c1930s. You can see the entrance to the tunnel under the chalk cliffs at the northern end of the station yard. From October 1941 until May 1944 the tunnel was used as a store for rail stock and was made available for use as an air-raid shelter. The Freshfield Industrial Estate is now on the site.

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Will Writing Fortnight 13-24 May 2019 Change lives with a gift in your will Minimum donations are: £150 for a single will £200 for a joint will

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A great opportunity to make or update your will and to support your local hospice

Choose from 12 local will writers offering their services in return for a donation to Martlets About Martlets We provide life-changing hospice care to people affected by terminal illness in Brighton and Hove and neighbouring areas. Many of our services are funded by our generous supporters through gifts in their wills. We can reach more local people if you choose to from 13 to 24 May. remember us in your will.

About our scheme A professionally written will is the best way to protect those you love. Our scheme is an ideal opportunity to make or update your will and support your local hospice.

How to book Contact any of the will writers listed above from 15 April to book your appointment, mentioning Martlets Will Writing Fortnight when you book. Appointments take place from 13 to 24 May.

For more information about our Will Writing Fortnight visit www.themartlets.org.uk/give-in-your-will or contact Gary Moyle our Legacies Manager on 01273 718778 or email gary.moyle@martlets.org.uk Registered Charity Number 802145

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Meet a local resident who has an important role at Martlets hospice...

Queen’s Park Person...Gary Moyle Gary Moyle lives in Egremont Place. He is Legacies Manager for Martlets Hospice. How long have you lived in the Queen’s Park area? I moved here from East Brighton just over six years ago. What do you most like about living here?

I am very lucky to live so close to beautiful Queens Park and to be able to see the sea from my house too. Egremont Place is lively and neighbours have become good friends. St James’s Street is just down the hill and so convenient for socialising in the gay village. Tell us about your role at Martlets Hospice...

Martlets helps local people affected by terminal illness and would struggle to survive without gifts in wills which provide over 25% of our annual income. So my role is to help promote gifts in wills to Martlets so that we can continue to deliver free life-changing hospice care to everyone who needs us. I also manage the administration of gifts in wills left to Martlets to ensure that the charity benefits fully and quickly from bequests.

It is a real privilege to witness the generosity of so many people towards their local hospice. 1 in 4 of our patients is cared for thanks to gifts in wills and so it’s really rewarding to help put these donations to good use. Why is it important for people to make a will?

Having a will gives me reassurance that the people I love and the causes I care about will be looked after when I die. My wishes are written down in my will in the knowledge that they will be carried out as I intend. I’m not married and so my will gives

me control over what happens to my house and any savings and even with my funeral arrangements. It gives me peace of mind.

What do you like to do when you’re not working? I enjoy film, theatre and attending events at Brighton Museum and the Royal Pavilion. I love visiting local flea markets and travelling further afield too. I visited Sri Lanka last year and would love to go back there soon to explore the country more. For more information on Martlets Will Writing Fortnight, visit www.themartlets.org.uk/give-inyour-will, contact Gary on 01273 718778 or email gary.moyle@martlets.org.uk

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At Royal Voluntary Service (previously known as WRVS) our volunteers have been playing their part in hospitals since the NHS began in 1948. Today, they still give over a million hours of voluntary service each year. Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest volunteering organisations in the country. Throughout our history we have been inspired by people’s generosity, by those who give the gift of time through voluntary service, doing small deeds for a greater purpose. Today, we are continuing this work in order to support vulnerable people at home in their communities and relieving the pressure from NHS services, offering a friendly face in times of need.

Locally, at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, our volunteers generously give their time to support the six coffee shops across the site; new volunteers are always welcome and much appreciated. Our cafés offer visitors and busy staff a welcome hot drink, sandwiches and healthy snacks. The Big Trolley Push was launched in Brighton earlier this year and volunteers, staff and visitors to the hospital are benefiting from the ward trolley service. It’s often the little things that can brighten a patient’s day; a daily paper, a light snack and a friendly face can make a big difference. After only a few hours, or maybe just ten minutes, volunteers appreciate just how great it feels to make others smile! As a trolley volunteer you’ll be amazed by the effect one conversation, one laugh from someone who spends their days alone, or a heartfelt ‘thank you’ can have.

If you would like to give a few hours of your week to your local hospital please contact us for a chat and find out what we have to offer. Please call us on 01273 664976 (9.30 - 4.00) or visit www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

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An update on local parking schemes...

Residents’ parking schemes update Over the last few months the council have been talking to residents and businesses in the St Luke’s, Hanover and Elm Grove areas about how their parking schemes are working and whether they would like to change the hours and/or days of operation. As a result, some changes were put to the council’s Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee on 19th March.

The St Luke’s Area residents’ parking scheme currently operates between 10-11am and 2-3pm seven days a week. Because it is only enforceable for a couple of hours a day it is known as a ‘light touch’ scheme. 70% of respondents in this light touch scheme (Zone U) supported joining the neighbouring Queen’s Park zone (Zone C), which currently operates a full scheme from 9am to 8pm seven days a week. Councillors agreed to proceed with changing roads in Zone U into Zone C from 1 June 2019. Freshfield Street and Queen’s Park Rise are currently in the light touch Zone S, but when roads in Zone U join Zone C, they will be surrounded by roads with parking enforcement from 9am to 8pm. The committee agreed

that an initial consultation be undertaken with residents in these two roads to see whether they too would like to join the Queen’s Park scheme in Zone C or remain in Zone S.

There will also be further consultation of residents in a small number of streets known as the ‘top triangle’ (Arnold Street, Baxter Street, Carlyle Street, Cromwell Street, Lynton Street and part of Queen’s Park Road) to find out whether they would like to join the Zone V scheme.

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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 Queen’s Park area include:

Reflections on Light and Colour: A colourful exhibition of local artists. Voted one of the top four Open Houses in 2018. 83 Freshfield Road Sky Blue House: Beautiful and original work by eight artists and makers. 2 Rochester Street

AT Open House: Graphic art, ceramics, paintings, homeware and print, with a small, sunbathed garden and delicious cakes. 42 Hendon Street

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The Little Giraffe House: Clair and Sarah are the artists. Clair takes her inspiration from local images and Sarah looks to nature with a fun twist. Prints, cards and gifts available to purchase. 29 Canning Street

At the Coach House: A fabulous array of artists’ work alongside a menu of workshops, events and talks, but first you must walk up the drive! 22 Walpole Road Red Brick House: Sophie Wake’s paintings, prints, cards and more, with an emphasis on original fine art painting. 10 Walpole Road The Villa Studio: Interior designer Diana Garnier hosts this event in one of the elegant houses opposite Brighton College playing field. The Villa Studio is delighted to exhibit Sussex artist Philip Dunn’s work. 11 Walpole Terrace 33 Belle Vue Court: This small and beautiful flat is opening for a second year. Take the lift (or walk!) up to the 6th floor to see a range of new artwork and to take in the stunning sea views. Belle Vue Gardens Most houses are open between 11am and 5pm, but check the website for opening hours of individual houses. Full listings can be found at www.aoh.org.uk

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Local Activities... The Brighton Festival is back...

Brighton Festival 2019...4-26 May Featuring over 130 events with artists and performers from more than 20 countries, Brighton Festival 2019 is a space for contemporary expression from around the world, from 4 to 26 May 2019. 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. Without Walls bring a visually spectacular group of outdoor events, including a day of family friendly performances on the beach level at the British Airways i360.

Recognised cultural figures will bring new work. Authors Ben Okri and Jon Ronson discuss their latest publications; Grammy award winner Neneh Cherry performs songs from her new release, Broken Politics; and comedian Ruby Wax will teach us how to be human. There’s also a series of one-hour daytime concerts featuring classical stars of the future.

A lunar model will light up Queen’s Park; photo by Ed Simmons

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. The model is seven metres in diameter and features mind-boggling detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. Museum of the Moon’s blend of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround-sound composition created by awardwinning composer Dan Jones will offer a unique experience to all. (Free, Fri 17 May, 6pm to Mon 20 May, 12pm.) Another free event in Queen’s Park is Ghost Caribou, a night-time street act by Thingumajig Theatre. Giant illuminated creatures, part caribou, part spirit, roam a mystical world after dark, accompanied by a wild herdsperson. As they gather a crowd, they clear a space to perform their otherworldly ceremony. (Free, Sat 18 May, 4.30pm walkabout, 9pm full show.) There will also be a community workshop in Queen’s Park, The Storytelling Army. The theme is food and flavours that people have experienced; stories of where they come from; places they have been; or the places they dream to taste. Join people from all walks of life to enjoy a simple meal together and hear their stories. (Sat 18 May, 6.30pm, Queen’s Park, free but ticketed.) Brighton Festival Ticket Office: 01273 709709 Website: brightonfestival.org

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Hanover Queens WI...

Our next meeting is on Thursday 9th May at the Haus on the Hill, 58 Southover Street, 7.30 to 9.30pm. Our speaker will be local author John Enright. We’ll also have someone from Refugee Tales giving a short talk and introducing their five-day walking event in July. Do come along if you’d like to join us - grab a drink at the bar and find us upstairs. We very much welcome new faces and hopefully new members. Find us on Facebook or contact us on wihanoverqueens@gmail.com

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Not long now till the carnival returns...

Kemptown Carnival – 1st June

The Kemptown Carnival returns in style on Saturday June 1st! The event will run from 10am until 6pm with the official after-party taking place on Brighton Palace Pier in the evening. Photo by Sofia Barbas

The Carnival Community Parade kicks off the celebrations at 10am with hundreds of local participants involved. Exciting new Arts Council funded works will also be showcased within the parade; local artists, performance groups and carnival arts makers have been working together to create five original professional performance pieces. The parade begins from St Mary’s Church and heads through Kemptown Village along St George's Road to launch the festivities. For the first time, the community parade is open to the general public to dress up and join in the fun! Parade participation packs are available via the Crowdfunder, details of which are on our website kemptowncarnival.com.

After the community parade has launched, the day’s entertainment will continue with live music stages and performance areas across Kemptown Village playing an incredible mix of jazz, reggae, folk, blues, world roots, afrobeat, funk, swing, samba and more. The doors of St Mary's Church, St John the Baptist and St George’s Church will be open to the public throughout the day, providing a space for charities and community groups, hosting children's creative workshops, entertainment, fairground rides and music from many of Brighton’s wonderful choirs.

There is something for everyone at this year’s carnival....youth dance troupes, street theatre and Brazilian flash mob fun, Morris dancers, belly dancers, singing groups, circus skills performers, Capoeira performers and community samba bands are all taking part.

Local businesses will be coming out onto the streets with a delicious range of food and drink alongside a vibrant street market showcasing arts and crafts, vintage goods, and scrumptious cakes and sweets.

But the fun doesn't stop there! There’s a carnival after-party on Brighton Palace Pier with local and visiting performers and DJs. Tickets will be available online so be sure to grab yours! Then, for the first time ever, the Kemptown Carnival will be hosting a Sunday Samba Social on June 2nd. A seafront parade including local and visiting samba groups and processional performers will makes its way to Brighton Palace Pier for a family-friendly daytime carnival party.

The carnival is currently looking for volunteers to help out on the day, for a variety of roles such as parade marshals, volunteer coordinator assistants, fancy dress fundraisers and info and welfare roles.

If you can spare a few hours to make the day as spectacular as possible, we would love to hear from you! Email volunteers@kemptowncarnival.com or head to our website for more info. A volunteer welcome briefing will be held on Sat 18th May.

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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 just a few of the events close to Queen’s Park... Southwestsiide Takeover

The Round Georges, Sutherland Road; 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 May, 6pm; free

Harry Clayton-Wright will be at The Spire; photo © Joel Devereaux

Join SouthWestsiide, Brighton's finest all skool hip-hop party band, at the Round Georges for their Brighton Fringe takeover, showcasing local talent. Expect an eclectic mix of hip-hop, spoken word, reggae, country, blues and more.

Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations by Alan Ayckbourn Wolfson Theatre, St John’s College, Walpole Road; 16 May 1pm; 17 May 1pm & 7pm; £6

Ernie Fraser is a dreamer with a difference. Ernie's fantasies have the habit of turning into reality! Concerned about his 'illucinations', Ernie's mum and dad bring him to the doctor... but what happens if the illucinations turn out to be real? Penned with young people in mind, this one-act romp is performed by

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the students of St John's College for young adults with learning disabilities. Harry Clayton-Wright: The Fortnight

The Spire, St Mark’s Chapel, Eastern Road; 5-18 May, 1-9pm; drop-in; donations Harry Clayton-Wright presents a fortnight of durational performances. Every day for 14 days, a new work, character, act or ritual is created and performed in front of audiences over an 8 hour period. Random Acts of Nonsense

Macmillan Horizon Centre, 2 Bristol Gate; 4 May 2pm; 5 May 11am & 2pm; donations, ticketed; age 4-11 A fun, interactive family show which invites the audience to participate in acts of nonsense for no good reason other than to be silly and create memories! All donations go to Macmillan. The Tim Bat Trick Show

Brighton Spiegeltent: Bosco, Old Steine Gardens; 5, 12 & 19 May, 12-1pm; £7-8; age 4+ Queen’s Park resident Tim Bat, Gentleman Juggler and unwitting clown, performs his impressive repertoire of amazing tricks with aplomb. But when the props get the upper hand, frantic hilarity ensues.

To book tickets for Brighton Fringe events, call 01273 917272 or book online at brightonfringe.org. Please send your local articles to editorial@queensparkliving.co.uk or call 01273 551021


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Alexander Technique Sarah Matthews............................................................................. .15 Building Services Clarkes of Brighton........................................................................ 16 Chiropodist The Foot Man................................................................................... 17 College Greater Brighton Metropolitan................................................ 12 Compost Brighton Community Compost Centre................................. 10 Conservatories Countryman..................................................................................... 14 Damp Solutions PEM Construction...................................................................Cover Domestic Appliances Carters................................................................................................ 19 Doors Countryman..................................................................................... 14 Estate Agents John Hilton...........................................................................................2 Paul Bott........................................................................................Back Funerals Sussex Funeral Services.................................................................9 Grocery Shop Hilly Laine......................................................................................... 10 Job Opportunity St. John's School and College........................................................4

Kitchens Clarks Kitchens............................................................................... 11 Dream Doors.......................................................................................6 Locksmiths Lee’s Locks........................................................................................ 10 Newsagents Videostar..............................................................................................7 Nursery Orchard Day Nursery................................................................... 12 Painting and Decorating Paint Project........................................................................................5 Plasterer Lewis Byard.........................................................................................7 Plumbing Services Plum Heating................................................................................... 10 R.K Plumbing & Heating.................................................................3 Road Safety Brighton & Hove City Council .................................................... 8 Roofing MB Roofing....................................................................................... 18 Tennis Queens Park Tennis Coaching....................................................14 Tiling Pentagon Tiling............................................................................... 13 Will Writing Martlets.................................................................................................6 Windows and Doors Countryman..................................................................................... 14

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