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WELCOME TO THE WEST Contents... HOVE DIRECTORY! There is so much going on in May that it’s difficult to fit everything into one magazine! We have the Brighton Festival and Fringe, as well as the Artists Open Houses, not to mention Hove Carnival. It’s also the start of the croquet season and you can try the game out for free on Sunday 12th May on Hove Lawns. Our featured local person this month is a very talented artist, Annelies Clarke, and we also have news of a new mural for Wish Park. Remember there are local council elections on Thursday 2nd May and we may also be taking part in the European 3 Parliament elections on 23rd May. Have a great month! The West Hove Directory Team info@westhovedirectory.co.uk www.westhovedirectory.co.uk Cover picture: Hove Beach Croquet Club by Jane Galvin

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Local Artist... Annelies Clarke Old Photo Martlets refurbishment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Smuggling In Hove Brighton Festival 2019: 4-26 May Anyone For Croquet? Where In West Hove? Friends of Stoneham Park Investment Planning KAWHRA Meeting on 21st May Hove Beach Hut Association News From The West Hove Forum What’s On In West Hove… Intermittent Fasting – Good For All? Hove Gardening Club’s Annual Plant Sale Hove Park Carnival Artists Open Houses 2019 Brighton Fringe – A Host Of Events Extra Storey Proposed For Channings Wishfest 2019 Bringing Joy to Wish Park!

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Meet a very talented West Hove resident...

LOCAL ARTIST... ANNELIES CLARKE Annelies Clarke is an artist and lives in Wish Road. How long have you lived in West Hove? Since January 2011. Tell us about your art... I am originally from Holland. I trained as a painter in Italy – where I met my husband, who is Scottish – and moved to Brighton in 1980. I paint everything from murals to portraits and landscapes, in oils and watercolour. At the moment I am very inspired by the sea and cloudscapes right at the end of our road. 5

I exhibited with the Fiveways Artists Group for 16 years from 1994. When we moved to Hove I exhibited in different places from 2013-2017 at St John’s Church in Knoyle Road, Brighton. One of your long-term projects is to illustrate the Book of Revelation. How is that progressing? I am painting a large triptych and making an illustrated book. Everything is in place, the main events and characters have been painted in egg tempera, an emulsion that makes an excellent base for oil painting - I like to make all my own paints. This project is not commercial or a commission.


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The Book of Revelation is fantastic but almost unreadable, and I think visual illustrations are essential. If my images help people to read it, that would be wonderful. Do you ever paint West Hove? Yes, I do. I love the beach huts and the sky, especially when you get sunlight under dark clouds. The colours are extraordinary. I love walking on the wet sand, and the whole beach is full of treasures. I’ve just done a painting of the disintegrating breakwaters near the Hot Pipes on the way to Carats Café. It looks like a column of people going into the sea, or coming out of it, and made me think about refugees. I’m a bit of a hermit at the moment, making pages for the book, and I do seascapes as a release. Who are your own favourite artists?

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Hieronymus Bosch. Rembrandt, of course. Klimt — and I love Quentin Blake. Where can we see your work? On my website. Some of my paintings hang in Hove Osteopathic Clinic, in The Implant Centre in Palmeira Square and in Off the Fence’s offices. If people want to come and have a look, they can ring me. I also have a shop on Etsy (www.etsy.com). For more information, visit www.anneliesclarke.com

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A new exhibition coming to Brighton Museum...

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, opens at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery on 18 May featuring exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breath-taking diversity of the natural world.

Head of Royal Pavilion & Museums Janita Bagshawe said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming the Wildlife Photographer of the Year show to Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. This is an extremely popular show which appeals to people of all ages. The images show nature at its most fascinating, exciting and thought-provoking. We hope it is going to be a huge attraction to visitors and residents this summer.”

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Local history from West Hove resident Rachel Bridgeman...

SMUGGLING IN HOVE... If you wake at midnight, and hear a horse’s feet, Don’t go drawing back the blind, or looking in the street, Them that ask no questions isn’t told a lie. Watch the wall my darling while the Gentlemen go by.

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A Smuggler’s Song, one of Rudyard Kipling’s most well-known poems, presents a rather romantic view of Sussex’s cut-throat smugglers. In the days before royalty popularised our part of Sussex, this barely inhabited coastline was a popular haunt for smugglers, and the tiny, impoverished village of Hove gained such notoriety that by the 19th century a coastguard station had to be set up here.

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Under cover of darkness, high tides would bring smugglers’ boats right to the foot of Hove Street. Their illegal cargo would then be transported to one of the various local hideouts before being conveyed onwards. It is difficult today to imagine smugglers surreptitiously crossing West Hove at midnight to secrete their booty in Blatchington Mill or heaving their contraband up Hove Drove (Sackville Road) to their secret hideout in what we now call Artists’ Corner. Smuggling was a large-scale, highly-organised activity. Although local villagers readily participated when smuggling was afoot in order to supplement their meagre incomes, smuggling gangs were infamous for the campaigns of terror and intimidation they wreaked upon ordinary folk as well as on Revenue Officers. Neither the revenue cutters patrolling the deserted coastline from the end of the 17th century, nor the coastguards brandishing cutlasses, muskets and braces of pistols, were able to quell the illicit trade. To learn more about pitched battles on Hove beach between smugglers and revenue men; barbarous deeds worthy of a Tarantino movie; smugglers’ tales connected with landmarks we are still familiar with today; and the measures the government was forced to put in place in Hove, join a Hove Actually Walking Tour. To join the mailing list for the programme of walks, email hoveactuallywalks@gmail.com. Will include NEW tours: Hidden Hove - the ancient village through the ages; Cliftonville - a Victorian Gem; and A Country of Two Nations - service, struggle and salvation in Poets’ Corner. The popular “Poets Corner 1914-18: The War is Over” and “Soldiers, Saints, Celebrities and Saxons“ tours will be repeated. Rachel Bridgeman - local historian and tour guide (Facebook Hove Actually Walking Tours)

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The Brighton Festival is back...

BRIGHTON FESTIVAL 2019... Featuring over 130 events, Brighton Festival 2019 is a space for contemporary expression from around the world, from 4 to 26 May. 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. 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. Recognised cultural figures will bring new work. Authors Ben Okri and Jon Ronson discuss their latest publica11 tions; Grammy award winner Neneh Cherry performs songs from her new release, Broken Politics; and comedian Ruby Wax will teach us how to be human. Without Walls bring a visually spectacular group of outdoor events, including a day of free family friendly performances on the beach level at the British Airways i360. (Sat 11 May, 11am-8pm) Coming to the King Alfred Leisure Centre is Flight by theatre company Vox Motus, an adaptation of the novel Hinterland. With their small inheritance stitched into their clothes, two children set off on an epic journey across Europe – orphaned brothers on a desperate odyssey to freedom and safety. Mixing graphic novel with exquisite diorama, it is a story of hope and survival that draws you into its fragile miniature world, compelling you to contemplate the terror of children adrift in dangerous lands. Seated in your own personal booth, you will watch the action unfold on images and models slowly moving in front of you, with speech and music conveyed through your own individual headphones. (Age 14+, Sat 4 to Thurs 22 May; £12.50; advance booking required) Also in Hove, there are a variety of concerts at All Saints Church, including The Unfinished Violin - a veteran of contemporary folk band Bellowhead, Sam Sweeney performs a live show of instrumental music inspired by the Great War. (Wed 8 May, 8pm, All Saints Church, The Drive)

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Events at The Old Market theatre include a Malian Dance Night (Mon 20 May, 7.30pm) and a concert by Slow Moving Clouds, a contemporary acoustic band based in Dublin combining roots in Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences. (Fri 24 May, 8pm) Brighton Festival Ticket Office: 01273 709709 Website: brightonfestival.org

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There’s free croquet on Hove Lawns on National Croquet Day...

ANYONE FOR CROQUET? Sunday 12th May 2019 is National Croquet Day and Hove Beach Croquet Club is offering free croquet and coaching to anyone - groups or individuals - who would like to try the game.


Deckchairs, tables and gazebos will be set out from early morning, there will be games for kids and grown-ups and coaching sessions throughout the day. The Hove Croquet Club on Hove Lawns was first established in 1928 and the new Hove Beach Croquet Club was founded in 2010. We are located next to the Hove and Kingsway Bowling Club, between the King Alfred Leisure Centre and The Venue Beach Bar (formerly The View). Over the years, the game of croquet has gone in and out of fashion. At the end of the 19th century, it was more popular than tennis. Tennis eventually came out on top, largely because of croquet’s unsavoury reputation. In America it became associated with gambling, drinking and philandering to such an extent that it was once banned in Boston as an immoral practice. Herbert Swope, the American newspaperman, on whose estate Read reviews of advertisers with the Trusted and Local logo on their adverts at www.trustedandlocal.co.uk

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INTERESTED? Hove Beach Croquet Club is a very relaxed club for anyone in and around Hove who would like to watch, learn or play croquet. Croquet is a game that is best enjoyed among friends and over the past few seasons the croquet club has become an excellent place to meet good people or just hang out on hazy, lazy summer days. Visitors are welcome, children are welcome, coaching is always available, there is a bar, regular barbecues and plenty of deckchairs. The club is open from May to September, every weekend from 12 to sundown (weather permitting). During the week, local groups and charities have regular sessions. If you know a group that would like to give croquet a try, get in touch through the website or our Facebook page. If you’d like to join, you will find all the information you need on the website. www.hovebeachcroquetclub.co.uk www.facebook.com/groups/ HoveBeachCroquetClub

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Answers for last month’s pictures: 1. Davis Park 2. Middleton Grove nursing home, Portland Road 3. Stone lion outside Hove Village nursery, Wish Road A local update...

FRIENDS OF STONEHAM PARK Thank you to everyone who came to our April Spring Clean Table Top Sale and Fairy Treasure Hunt which together raised a brilliant ÂŁ207. You might also have spotted five new trees planted last month. The Stoneham Park Gardening Group will meet this month on Sunday 19th May 10-12 and Tuesday 23rd 10-2. No experience necessary. We are busy planning for another successful Summer Fair on the 22nd June that brings the community together. SAVE THE DATE! Come and have your say about the park at our next Friends of Stoneham Park group meeting on 21st May, 7.30pm at Holy Cross Church Hall.

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The next meeting and AGM of the Kingsway And West Hove Residents’ Association (KAWHRA) will take place on Tuesday May 21 in Glebe Villas Hall at 7.30pm (and is expected to finish by 9.15).

The Hove Beach Hut Association will be holding its inaugural meeting at 7.15 for 7.30pm on Wednesday 15 May at The Gather Inn on Kingsway, by Hove Lagoon.

The main speaker will be Bruce Greenall, the Senior Air Traffic Controller of Brighton City (formerly Shoreham) Airport. The airport has a remarkable history – founded in 1910, it is not only the oldest continuously-operating airport in the UK but also the oldest purpose-built commercial airport in the world. It has a listed Art Deco terminal building and has featured in a number of films. We will hear about some of its history, current activities and prospective developments. There will also be a speaker from the council to talk about the recently-created council team of Field Officers, developed to work with communities and act as trouble-shooters across a number of council services, and updates will be given on local development issues and other community matters. KAWHRA covers the area between Boundary Road and Roman Road, south of New Church Road, but everyone is welcome at the meeting. kawhra@gmail.com

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Update from your Local Action Team...

NEWS FROM THE WEST HOVE FORUM... outofhoursnoise@brighton-hove. gov.uk. They will get back to you the following morning with the offer of a visit that day. Any incidents should be reported formally by the person who witnesses them. New police officers are currently being trained and many are already working across Brighton and Hove. New Police Community Support Officers are also training, which will create more support for local communities.

Parks and Open Spaces At the West Hove Forum’s last meeting at the end of March, we focused on our parks and open spaces. Planning permission was granted in March for a new synagogue with housing in New Church Road and almost £150,000 in developer contributions will be allocated to open spaces and indoor sports when this is completed – this includes funding for play equipment in Wish Park and/or Stoneham Park and Hove Lagoon. The Forum was concerned that developer contributions can only be allocated to new equipment but not towards maintenance of existing equipment. Equipment which was stolen from Wish Park hasn’t been replaced because the council has no funds for this. There have also been cuts in staffing levels. Friends groups are working to cancel out the cuts in council funding by refurbishing benches and putting up noticeboards, for example, themselves. The Friends of Stoneham Park have now started their own gardening group, working with the Cityparks team. A local couple offered to pay for the restoration of an out-of-action fountain on the Western Lawns, but this was rejected by council officers on the grounds that they couldn’t maintain it.

Anti-social behaviour The issue of anti-social behaviour in the Ingram Crescent area was raised at the Forum with our local PCSO. The police have been investigating this and have increased patrols. The council have a phone number for out-of-hours environmental emergencies – 01273 292229 (4pm to 8am – emergencies only). You can also contact the weekend out-of-hours noise service on 01273 293541 (from 5pm on Friday to 9am on Monday) or email

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The next West Hove Forum meeting will be at 7pm on Wednesday 5th June at Lawrence Art Studio, 14-16 Kingsthorpe Road. If you would like to attend on behalf of a group or business, please email westhoveforum@gmail.com.

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Hove Earlybird Beach Walkers Meet in front of King Alfred car park Free; 7.15am-8.05am www.meetup.com/HoveWeekly-Beach-Walks Hove Museum Minis Fun with craft and story-telling Age 2-5; £2.50 per child; drop-in 10am-12 noon (term-time only) Hove Museum Holistic Yoga 6-7.15pm; The Snug, Stoneham Park info@yogashanta.com Pilates Mat Classes Beginners Plus: 6.30pm-7.25pm Int/Adv: 7.30pm-8.25pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com Beginners Flamenco Dance 7.30-8.30pm The Dance Station, 57 North Street, Portslade Ana: 07939 938565 www.flamencodance.co.uk


Badaboum! French music playgroup Drop-in; £5; term-time only 9.30-10.30am The Snug, Stoneham Park 07917 282679 badaboum@talktalk.net Music for Aardvarks 6 months to 5 years 10am; Glebe Villas Hall emily@uk-aardvarks.co.uk Get Active for Older Adults (age 50+) 10.30-11.30am; £5 St Barnabas Church Contact suzy.hawker@ntlworld. com 01273 726507 to reserve a place

Pilates Mat Classes Gentle Beginners: 9.45-10.40am Beginners: 10.45-11.40am Beginners Plus: 11.45am12.40pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com Food & Friendship Lunch Club 12.30pm; £4 Hove Methodist Church 01273 324600 (HMC Office) Singing for Pleasure 2pm; (Taster £3.50) Hove Methodist Church Corinne 01273 565130 Singingforpleasure@hotmail. co.uk Well Balanced Kids Yoga Ages 5-11; 3.45-4.30pm Term-time only The Snug, Stoneham Park info@wellbalancedkids.co.uk Antenatal classes 6.45pm, Holy Cross Church, Tamworth Road To pre-book call 07494 002577 or visit www.babies.uk.com

Beginners Yoga 7-8pm, The Snug, Stoneham Park, Contact Charlie Nash info@yogafrogs.com Tuesdays until August 20th Tai Chi in Wish Park Beginners welcome Traditional Daoquan & Tuishou 6.45-7.45pm, Wish Park tim@wishwudangtaichi.org.uk 07914 388290


Hove Earlybird Beach Walkers Meet in front of King Alfred car park, Free; 7.15am-8.05am www.meetup.com/HoveWeekly-Beach-Walks Ladies’ Exercise Class Drop in for a 30 min session between 9.30-10.30am (please arrive by 10am) United Reformed Church Hall Eire: 07928 463279 Little Pickles Music for parents & toddlers 10-11am, Hove Methodist Church, David Taggart: 07758 008625 www.littlepicklemusic.co.uk


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Music with Mike 1.15-1.45pm & 2-2.30pm The Snug, Stoneham Park musicwithmike.co.uk General Level Pilates 6-7pm Tree of Life Centre, Portland Road Emily: 07709 357622 www.pilateswithemily.co.uk

Mum & Baby Physio-Led Pilates 12-12.45pm Physio-Led Pilates 12.55-1.55pm The Snug, Stoneham Park Emma: 07545 445656 physiotone@gmail.com

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Food & Friendship Lunch Club For people with learning disabilities and over-50s (term-time only) 12.30pm; Hove Methodist Church cookingcaroline@outlook.com

Pilates Mat Classes Beginners: 6.45-7.40pm Masons Yard, Westbourne Street 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com

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The Creation Station Age 15 months to 5 years £7; booking essential 10.30-11.15am (term-time) The Snug, Stoneham Park jenelfverson@ thecreationstation.co.uk 07902 967709

Pilates Improvers 6.15pm Intermediate 7.30pm Hove Methodist Church Contact Emily to book: 07709 357622 www.pilateswithemily.co.uk


Hola! Pre-school Spanish class 9.30-10.15am The Snug, Stoneham Park Contact Maria Cortell cortellmaria4@gmail.com Little Pickles Music for parents & toddlers 10-11am, Hove Methodist Church David Taggart: 07758 008625 www.littlepicklemusic.co.uk Body Control Pilates 11am-12 noon The Snug, Stoneham Park rachelnessmartin@gmail.com Pilates Mat Classes Beginners: 11-11.55am Intermediate: 10-10.55am Masons Yard, Westbourne Street 07973 719363 claire@hovepilates.com Beginners Pilates 11am-12 noon Tree of Life Centre Portland Road Contact Emily: 07709 357622 www.pilateswithemily.co.uk

Wish Wudang Tai Chi Club 8-9pm; King Alfred Leisure Centre Contact Tim on 07914 388290 wishwudangtaichi.org.uk

Mindful Body Yoga 10.30-11.30am Drop in; pay by donation The Snug, Stoneham Park info@mindfulbodyyoga.co.uk General Level Pilates 12.15pm Tree of Life Centre Portland Road Emily: 07709 357622 www.pilateswithemily.co.uk Friday Fun and Toy Swap Term time 3.45–5.30pm; £3 Shoreham Port Soul Kitchen Baltic Wharf, Wellington Road Enquiries 07814 736486 Vital Danza 8.15-9.45pm; £10 The Float Spa, Third Avenue www.helenthatcher.com


HIP (High Intensity Power) Pilates £48 for 6-week course or £10 drop-in 8.15-9.05am Tree of Life Centre, Portland Road Contact Rachel on 07941 092612 or attmerepilates.com

NEW!! Wind-down Hatha Yoga 8-9pm, The Snug Contact Anya Patterson on 07725 162831 or email anyalily@hotmail.com

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YogaFrogs Age 5-11; 10am-11am; £7 The Snug, Stoneham Park Booking essential: info@ yogafrogs.co.uk or 07920 403657

2nd May Roots Night Music from Leon Rosselson 8-11pm; The Railway Inn www.railwayroots.co.uk


Gentle Exercise Class for older or unfit people 4.30-6.30pm Hove Methodist Church

Hove Earlybird Beach Walkers Meet in front of King Alfred car park, Free; 7.15am-8.05am www.meetup.com/HoveWeekly-Beach-Walks

1st Saturday of the month Vestry Café 10.30am-12.30pm Vestry, St Philip’s Church

Ladies’ Exercise Class Drop in for a 30 min session Between 8.30-10.30am (please arrive by 10am) United Reformed Church Hall Eire: 07928 463279

11th May Arty Crafty Club £6.50 per child; drop-in; 8-12 years 2-4pm Hove Museum


11th May Walking tour of Hove’s Old Cemetery We visit perhaps the most mendacious grave in the cemetery, explore both the Indian Mutiny and the Crimean War and hear about a local man’s involvement in the Charge of the Light Brigade! 10.30am and repeated at 2pm; £8/person; To book: 07414 681197 or sussextours@sky.com, as places are limited 18th May Patrick Burke: A Personal Reflection Andrew Polmear was a close friend of the artist Patrick Burke. He discusses the works on display and reflects on his conversations with Patrick. 2.30-3.30pm; free admission Hove Museum


Hove Lagoon Model Yacht Club New members welcome, come along and have a try 10am--1.30pm Hove Lagoon 12th May Diving into Story Monthly Writing Workshops 1.30-4.30pm; £25 Tree of Life Centre Portland Road Contact Sandra 07551 772129 www.sandrajensen.net 26th May Choo Choo Ch’Boogie Vintage tea dance with DJ Jivin’ Jim Dandy 4-7pm; free entry; The Platform The Railway Inn, 2 Station Road

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Re-stock your garden by filling those gaps in the borders and beds with colour and start off your vegetable plot, by choosing from a large range of annuals, perennials, shrubs and vegetables all grown by members of Hove Gardening Club.

Martlets has a fantastic line-up of performers for its 2019 Hove Park Carnival on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May from 11.30am to 5pm.

Also available are houseplants, garden bric-a-brac, cakes and savouries. This is a very popular event which has been running for many years, and is now being held for the second year at: 33Road, Portslade VENUE: Portslade Town Hall, Victoria BN41 1YF DATE: Saturday 25th May, 2019 TIME: 10.00 to 11.30am ENTRANCE: 50p PARKING: Free parking for one hour in Victoria Road and also in Victoria Park opposite REFRESHMENTS: Tea/coffee and biscuit for one pound

We’ll have a Plant Crèche to hold your purchases while you stock up on more. Please bring your own carrier bags. Those in the know get there early with queues forming outside, waiting for the doors to open, so it pays to be there for the 10am start. Hove Gardening Club

Visitors will be entertained with family friendly acts including acrobatics, display dogs, dancers and theatre workshops as well as a huge range of stalls, amusements and rides. The Black Eagles Acrobatic Show will perform their powerful and graceful routines at 11.45am, 1.30pm and 3.45pm. The ever popular K9 display team will be showing the skills of their highly trained dogs at 12.10pm and 2.25pm. Two different belly dance troupes will also be entertaining carnival goers at 1pm and 3.15pm. At 1.55pm and 4.10pm, talented stage school students aged 4-21 from The Theatre Workshop will sing, dance and perform for the crowds. The carnival will raise funds for Martlets hospice.

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This year’s Artists Open Houses Festival starts on 4th May...

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 West Hove include: number forty: A friendly Open House with something for everyone, including painting, sculpture, papier-mâché and photography – with work in both the house and garden. 40 Leicester Villas 56 St Leonard’s Gardens: Five artists, designers and makers come together in this brand new open house35 to offer lots of affordable original art, photography, ceramics, textiles, cards, cake and more. Encounters: The 2018 Best Artists Open House. The 2019 edition will feature kinetic and constructivist art. In parallel, there is a retrospective exhibition of 67 Encounters artists. 12 Langdale Road Ilana Richardson & Guests: Sun-drenched paintings of the Mediterranean. 66 Langdale Gardens 14 St Heliers: An exciting mix of artists and makers, with demonstrations and refreshments in the garden. 14 St Heliers Avenue Jules’ Emporium: A newly opened gallery on Portland Road, showcasing a collection of original works including jewellery, ceramics, textiles, paintings and decorative plant displays. 100 Portland Road Bluebell Would: Photography, textiles, ceramics, watercolours, glass, cat-themed gifts, candles, toys and more. 45 Westbourne Gardens Ruth Mulvie @ 1 Courtyard Lane: Ruth Mulvie is a contemporary fine artist, known for her vivid palette and for the delightfully unexpected detail in her paintings. (Closed first weekend; off New Church Road) Aymer Arts: A wonderful range of work. Enjoy a drink and cake in the garden aid of charity. 1 Aymer Road


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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 a few events close to West Hove... The Lady Boys of Bangkok Sabai Pavilion, Hove Lawns; 3 May to 2 June; 18+ The Lady Boys of Bangkok will this year be on Hove Lawns, celebrating 21 years with The Greatest Showgirls Tour! The glamour of Hollywood and the glitz of Vegas in a mesmerising spectacle.


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Suicide and Moonage Daydream. They will recreate the album in its entirety and complete the show with a selection of Bowie hits and favourites. The Turbulent Priest St Andrew’s Church, Church Road; 10 May 7.30pm; 11 May 2.30 & 7.30pm; £10 850 years ago Thomas Becket was famously murdered by four knights in Canterbury Cathedral. The Turbulent Priest follows the extraordinary story of Thomas and King Henry II: their bromance, bust-ups and betrayals. In short, plenty to sing and joke about. Featuring James Cary and James Sherwood. Heroes & Heroines – Opera Gala Concert All Saints Church, The Drive; 18 May, 7.30pm; £15 A concert by the Sussex Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Mark Andrew James, explores opera’s most dramatic men and women: stories of lust, passion, death and betrayal. The programme includes excerpts from William Tell, Madame Butterfly and Carmen as well as Ravel’s Daphne et Chloe and the tenor aria Nessun Dorma. Mr Pineapple Head The Brunswick, 1 Holland Road; age 5-10; 5, 12, 18 & 19 May, 12 noon; £7-£24 A family theatre show. Mr Pineapple Head works in the style of a silent clown, performing physical comedy and slapstick routines to music. To book tickets for Brighton Fringe events, call 01273 917272 or book online at brightonfringe.org.

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Some residents of Channings support the proposals. One commented: “I approve of this development because it is a very good design, being only one extra storey and not very visible except from the Hove seafront. It will also replace or hide the current view of rather ugly water tanks on the roof. It will improve the appearance of the whole block and provide extra homes for people without having to take up more building land.” However, the council has already received numerous objections from other Channings residents and neighbours, who are concerned about the height of the development, noise, overshadowing and an exacerbation of existing parking problems. One said: “We have had constant building work for several years and have had to endure noise, disruption and restricted views (due to unsightly scaffolding) for longer than I care to remember.” The office of Hove MP Peter Kyle has written to object to the application, saying that he is concerned particularly about the height. The letter says: “Peter is of the opinion that if Channings is allowed to develop this way, then other blocks along West Hove would follow suit and thus irrevocably change the area from ‘mid-rise’ to ‘tall’ and ruin the seafront.” The deadline for the determination of the application is 16th May 2019. For full details or to comment on the proposals, see the council’s Planning Register (planningapps. brighton-hove.gov.uk) – search for Planning Application BH2019/00825.

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WishFest will be back in July...

WISHFEST 2019... Save the date – WishFest is back this summer on Saturday 13 July for a fantastic day of family entertainment and activities for the West Hove community. Photo by Julie Grantham

The event is run by Friends of Wish Park, volunteers who organise the event in our spare time. We always welcome new volunteers and at this time of year would really appreciate some more help. If you would like to help out, donate a raffle or tombola prize, run a stall or activity, please get in touch. All the money raised will go towards improvements in the park and local charities.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/friendsofwishpark/ Twitter: @WishFest, Send an email to wishparkfriends@gmail.com This article is from Wish Park Café...


This year is the tenth anniversary of WishFest, a wellloved annual event for residents of all ages with live music from local musicians and bands, a dog show, an inflatable bar and tasty food stalls, a table top sale and well-being area. There are lots of activities for children including a bouncy castle, face painting, crafts and entertainment in Here’s your opportunity to be involved in the the children’s zone sponsored by Hove Village Nursery. community mural of the history of Wish Park.

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Did you know about the elephant buried in the 1890s, the hot air balloon that failed to fly in 1900, the tragic biplane crash of 1917? (Thank you Mr Bailey for researching the images.) We have wildlife, including the rare white-letter hairstreak. (Thank you Mr Heys for nature advice.) We have many people using the park: sportsmen, children playing, parents and toddlers, dog-walkers, gardeners, nature lovers, people enjoying a stroll or a coffee at the café or going to the WishFest. All these feature in the mural design displayed from Wednesday 17th outside the café. Show your interest and support. Help with the planning and painting and help fundraising; it’s your mural! (Oh and the joy is spread by two great magpies that will be seen right across the park.) To donate, visit: www.gofundme.com/wish-park-mural

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