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Welcome to November's Queen’s Park Living

The nights are drawing in now, but we’ve got Guy Fawkes Night to look forward to and we have details of a couple of early Christmas events to help you with your gift shopping – a winter fair at St Luke’s Church and the Christmas Artists Open Houses festival. We also have news of a fascinating new book on the history of St John’s College in Walpole Road, and this month’s featured local person is Rachel Myer of We Bop Choir.

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Contents Page 5 Page 7

Old Photo Queen’s Park Person Rachel Myer

Page 9 How to become a local councillor Page 11 CineCity Page 13 A History of St John’s Page 15 Brighton Lions Fireworks Display Page 17 Artists Open Houses Christmas Festival Page 19 Protecting the heritage of the Queen’s Park area Page 21 Music and Wine at St Luke’s

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All Souls’ Church, on the south side of Eastern Road, backing onto Hereford Street. It was demolished in 1968 in the interests of road widening, the parish having been joined with St Mary’s. The church was 135 years old at the time of its destruction. This photo was taken in 1912.

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Meet a very musical local resident...

Queen’s Park Person – Rachel Myer Rachel Myer lives in East Drive. She is the Musical Director of We Bop Choir, an all-female contemporary a cappella choir who raise money for charity, and she is also a professional singer. How long have you lived in the Queen’s Park area? I have lived here since 2001, about four years after moving to Brighton.

What kind of music does We Bop Choir sing? We sing classic pop songs in four-part harmony, which I arrange myself especially for the choir. Some of the songs in our repertoire include: ‘Heart Of Glass’ by Blondie, ‘Under Pressure’ by Queen, ‘Roar’ by Katy Perry, ‘When Doves Cry’ by Prince, ‘Jóga’ by Björk and ‘Hallelujah’ by Leonard Cohen. I am currently teaching the choir ‘River’ by Joni Mitchell for our Christmas concert. It has some spine-tingling, close harmony moments, which is something you can really experience when voices are unaccompanied (or a cappella). What sort of events do you perform at? We put on our own charity gigs three times a year

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for many different local charities. Our summer concert is usually held at St Luke’s Church and our Christmas concert is Wednesday 19th December at St Augustine’s Centre, Stanford Avenue, BN1 6EA, in aid of Sussex Nightstop, a charity offering emergency accommodation to young vulnerable people. Doors 19:30 and tickets are £8/£6con, available in advance from www.wegottickets.com.

You can also find us singing at local events such as Brighton Fringe Festival, Elderflower Fields Festival, Kemp Town Carnival and Apple Day. We sing annually in London at the Sangerstevne International Choir Festival. Our biggest gig was when we sang at Brighton Amex Stadium in front of 30,000 people for the Rugby World Cup in 2015! What sort of singing do you do professionally? I sing in a Beatles harmony trio called Cellophane Flowers. We’ll be performing at the Unitarian Church for the Brighton Fringe Festival and at The Pallant Suite for the Chichester Festival in 2019. I sing and play guitar in a jazz, soul, Latin, flamenco duo and we will be performing at The Rose Hill in December. I also sing in a large 40 piece jazz ensemble called Trees.

What other interests do you have? I have two lovely boys, Zac and Arlo, and we like to go out exploring around Brighton and Sussex. We Bop Choir meet at 7.30-9.30pm (term-time only) on Wednesdays at the Park Hill Evangelical Church. For more information, visit www.webopchoir.co.uk or phone 07788885669. Please sendyour yourlocal localarticles articlesto toeditorial@queensparkliving.co.uk editorial@queensparkliving.co.uk or Please send orcall call01273 01273551021 551021

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A nationwide commemoration of the First World War Armistice...

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On 2 May 2019 voters in Brighton & Hove will choose local councillors to represent them for the next four years and the council are holding two public meetings so that anyone interested in becoming a local councillor can find out more about the role. You can hear from the council’s senior managers and meet current councillors. Both meetings are in Hove Town Hall council chamber: Thursday 8 November from 6pm to 8pm

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Battle’s Over is a nationwide day of commemorative events on 11th November, marking the centenary of the end of the First World War and paying tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle, and those on the home front who helped ensure freedom survived. At 6am 1,000 pipers around the world will commence the day’s commemorations with the traditional Scottish lament played at the end of battle – Battle’s O’er.

At 6.55pm buglers will sound the Last Post at more than 1,000 locations, where at 7pm World War One Beacons of Light will be lit in a tribute signifying the light of peace that emerged from the darkness of four years of war. Then at 7.05pm 1,000 cathedrals and churches will ring out their bells in celebration of peace and more than 140 town criers will join in an International Cry for Peace around the world.

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Local News... An annual film festival...

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CINECITY – a citywide film festival - is returning from 9th to 25th November 2018, with the best in world cinema, a mix of premieres and previews, treasures from the archive and live cinema events.

Highlights will include a 25th anniversary screening of Derek Jarman’s Blue, a reflection of his losing battle with Aids against the backdrop of a blue screen. The soundtrack will be performed live by Simon Fisher Turner with narration by poet and musician Black Sifichi.

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Another highlight of this year’s festival is Lizzie, directed by Craig William Macneill. Chloë Sevigny stars as the notorious 19th century alleged murderess Lizzie Borden opposite Kristen Stewart as an Irish housemaid with whom she begins a secret romance. Venues this year for CINECITY include the Sallis Benney Theatre in Grand Parade, Duke of York's Picturehouse, Fabrica Gallery and The Basketmakers Arms in Gloucester Road. For more information visit www.cine-city.co.uk.

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A History of St John’s College...

St John’s College in Walpole Road has published a history book that records its 143-year journey since it was founded by Sister Jane Borradaile as a convalescent home in 1875. It was originally located at 7 College Place but moved in the 1890s to purpose-built premises in Walpole Road. St John’s first cared for children who were predominantly victims of deprivation in the East End of London, and went there to convalesce. Also taken in were orphan girls who were trained for domestic service.

In 1957 the home was adapted for use as a residential school for children with special needs. St John’s is now a non-maintained special school and independent specialist college providing education, residential care and therapy to young people aged 5 to 25. It caters for a wide range of complex learning and behavioural needs. St John’s commissioned Simon Smith, Chairman of the Kemptown Society, to write the book and are delighted with the result. Actress Jane Asher, who is President of the National Autistic Society, says in her

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foreword to the book: “This fascinating history makes clear that, although the approach to and methods of helping vulnerable people at St John’s may have changed, the ethos and caring approach that lie behind them have always existed, from the early beginnings as a convalescent home helping victims of deprivation in Victorian England through to its current status as a nationally acknowledged centre for those with autism and other related conditions.” The book is illustrated throughout with photographs, maps and other memorabilia and includes personal accounts from young people who went there to convalesce in the middle of the last century. A History of St John’s is published by Shire Publications and is available from Amazon or from St John’s College.

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Local News... A local event...

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Winter Fair at St Luke’s Church

St Luke’s Church in Queen’s Park Road will be holding their Winter Fair on Saturday 1st December, from 10am to 2pm.

There will be home-made cakes, knitted goods, cards and Christmas decorations, books, a bottle stall, refreshments and a bouncy castle!

Brighton Lions Fireworks Display

Sunday 4 November 2018...Gates open 6pm - Display 7.30pm Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road

Possibly the biggest and best fireworks display on the south coast. Brighton Lions give more bang for your bucks! Admission prices will be £10 for adults, £5 for children under 16 and free for the under-5s. A family ticket for two adults and two children will cost £25.

Refreshments will be available, including a licensed bar, and there is plenty of free parking. In the interest of public safety, no fireworks may be brought into the ground. This ban includes sparklers. Advance tickets available through the Brighton Lions website: www.brightonlions.org.uk

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

Artists Open Houses Christmas Festival Brighton and Hove’s Artists Open Houses Festival, the biggest of its kind in the UK, kicks off its 2018 Christmas Festival on November 24th and will run over the following three weekends, ending December 9th. During this time, hundreds of artists and makers across the city will be opening their houses and studio spaces to the public, offering the opportunity to buy direct from the artists.

The Christmas Artists Open Houses Festival provides a fantastic opportunity to shop away from the high street and buy unique Christmas gifts to be treasured forever. There will be a hugely diverse selection of arts, crafts, jewellery, gifts for the home, Christmas cards, ceramics and presents for children. Many of the houses also offer mince pies and mulled wine. Some Open Houses are also hosting child-friendly events and craft activities, making it the perfect Christmas destination for all the family.

Highlights include:

Little Papa House: This family-friendly bright open space will be packed full with goodies from 13 fabulous artists, who have done their best to ensure that all your Christmas shopping needs are covered in one trip! Visit the teeny tiny German-style chalet in the back garden for Bratwurst sausage and cake. Wear your Christmas jumper and listen to a bit of Oompah! 338 Queen’s Park Road

Relish Art Studio: A new studio for 2018, Relish Arts Studio presents the work of four female family members. Hand cut vinyl stencil screen prints by Clo Barrett, elegant ceramic ware by Sarah Sykes, abstract paintings by Kate Thorpe and textile menagerie by Bryony Rose Jennings. 43 Toronto Terrace Copperdollar Studios: This year, for the first time,

Wreath by Sew Darn Sassy at Little Papa House Copperdollar Studios are joining the Artists Open Houses, exhibiting an eclectic mix of art, jewellery and furniture. 22 Montague Street

Elm Grove Christmas Makers’ Market: A host of artists selling their work for all your Christmas shopping needs, including framed art prints, silver jewellery, mosaics, soaps, handmade clothes, badges and toys, plus a vintage-style tea room and crafts for the little ones. Elm Grove Primary School

Other local houses exhibiting include No. 66 at 66 Queen’s Park Road, London Clare at 5 Stanley Street and 33 Belle Vue Court in Belle Vue Gardens. For more information on all the open houses, visit www.aoh.org.uk.

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Protecting the heritage of the Queen’s Park area...

A new report about the Queen’s Park area will help protect its historic features. Queen’s Park is one of the city’s 34 conservation areas and a new character statement identifies buildings and spaces of special architectural or historic interest. The Queen’s Park Conservation Area is centred around the Grade 2 listed Queen’s Park and covers just over 18½ hectares. It has a number of landmark buildings, including the clock tower, the remains of the Royal Spa, St Luke’s Primary School and swimming pool and the Pepperpot, built in 1830 as an observatory and to house a steam engine which pumped water for a nearby villa. Late Victorian and Edwardian villas with features from the Arts and Crafts era are a prominent feature of the Queen’s Park area.

Councillors at the Tourism, Development and Culture Committee decided on 27th September to extend the conservation area to include the Edwardian terrace of 2-27 Freshfield Place and Queen’s Park Primary School.

Tarner Community Project offers a vibrant range of after school clubs and holiday play schemes for children aged 4-11 years. With OFSTED outstanding accreditation, the children benefit from a wide range of activities and the wonderful outside space of Tarner Park,where the project is based.Children are collected from school and then have an afternoon of activities including games, arts & crafts, sports, cooking, then end the day with a hot vegetarian 2 course meal. Spaces for this increasingly popular club are limited, so sign up soon to avoid disappointment. Telephone: 01273 679900 www.tarner.org.uk kiki@tarner.org.uk Tarner Community Project Registered charity: 1152321

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The Queen’s Park Conservation Area is on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register because over time alterations to properties have led to the loss of historic features and materials. Councillors were asked if the council should consult residents and businesses on introducing planning restrictions to protect remaining features. Under the restrictions, known as an Article 4 Direction, property owners would have to apply for planning permission when making alterations to features such as windows, doors, roof materials and boundary walls at the front of properties. In a recent review of the conservation area, most of those who took part were in favour of both extending it and introducing restrictions. The committee decided that the principle of introducing planning restrictions in the Queen’s Park Conservation Area should be approved subject to informal public consultation on the details. Councillor Julie Cattell, lead member for planning, said: “We’d like to thank all those who took part in the review and shared their knowledge of the area’s special features which has been added in to the character statement. Conservation area character statements provide important guidance for planning to help protect and manage historic areas.During the review there was general support for introducing planning restrictions on street frontages, but there would be consultation before any decision is made.”

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The Archaeus string quartet visit St Luke’s in November…

Hanover Queens WI Music and Wine at St Luke’s Hello from the Hanover Queens. We meet again on Thursday November 8th from 7.30 to 9.30pm upstairs at the Islingword Inn, 175 Queen’s Park Road.

We will have a fun session learning to make paper sculptures with Jane Green. Do come along if you’d like to join us or find out more on Facebook or on the East Sussex WI Federation website.

Handy hint

Use the juice from a leaf of your aloe vera plant for relief from burns and bites.

Recipe of the month

Pumpkin Soup (it’s that time of year!) Fry finely chopped onion.

Add small chunks of pumpkin or squash and cook for 8/10 minutes until they start to soften.

Add stock and season. Simmer for 10 minutes until the pumpkin is soft. Add double cream then purée with a hand blender.

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After a break for you to enjoy Brighton’s Early Music Festival, we welcome back the Archaeus string quartet on Friday 23rd November for the third in their series of six concerts featuring the complete Beethoven String Quartets.

Tonight they will perform op.18 no.3 in D, op.95 in F minor “Serioso” and op.131 in C sharp minor. The Archaeus string quartet enjoys a busy schedule performing at venues including the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room as well as for many concert series and festivals. The concert takes place at St Luke’s Church, Queen’s Park Road, Brighton BN2 9ZB and starts 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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