This years Brighton and Hove ageing well festival will run from Monday 20th September to Monday 4th October. If you would like to run an event the deadline is 9am on 5th July to send in your completed forms to email@example.com.
The team really want to give the Brighton & Hove 50+ community a chance to enjoy two weeks full of events, activities and opportunities to connect and socialise.
Take a look at our ‘5 Years of AWF’ video here to get a taste of what the festival is all about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNA7IoIIPiU
The Festival is also a chance to introduce people to your service by putting on a creative-themed event and demonstrate what you are all about in a fun and inclusive way.
Events can be in-person or online (or both). If you do plan an in-person event but COVID-19 restrictions mean this isn’t possible come September, then we hope it will be possible to adapt your session to work online. The Ageing Well Festival team have had a lot of experience of running groups online over the last year and will be on hand to advise and support in this circumstance.
The event criteria and risk assessment forms are below. If you want to be part of what, we hope, will be an epic two weeks of celebrating ageing well, please send your completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on 5th July.
If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team on 07736 041926.
Maxine Bull & Vicky Koch
Ageing Well Festival Team
Brighton Male Voice Choir is looking forward to starting weekly rehearsals after restrictions are lifted (currently July), at Woodingdean Methodist Church subject to confirmation.
The benefits of singing are well known, so why not come along and give it a try, with Brighton Male Voice Choir. We are a social, non-religious, community choir and we welcome men over the age of 18 who enjoy singing, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
There are no auditions, and the ability to read music is not essential, as you will “pick this up” as you sing along with us to some well-known tunes.
Over the years the Choir has raised thousands of pounds for a long list of local and national charities including Cancer Research UK, MacMillan Cancer Support, The Martlets Hospice, The Chestnut Tree Childrens' Hospice, The British Heart Foundation, Help for Heroes, Blind Veterans UK, the Saltdean Lido project and Brighton Housing Trust, which helps combat homelessness in Brighton.
You can see (and hear) more about the choir, what we do and what we’ve done, by visiting our website www.brightonmalevoicechoir.co.uk
Then, if you register your interest by email to our membership secretary, Jeff White, at email@example.com he will keep you notified of any changes.
The Greenhavens Network is working with the University of Sussex on a green spaces mapping project and are encouraging feedback on maps they have started. Take a look at where they have got to and help them update it: https://greenhavens.network/maps/
The map is deisgned to help you find the many green spaces in Peacehaven as well as Newhaven and Seaford.
Contact the Greenhavens Network with any feedback https://greenhavens.network/contact/
The Newhaven & Peacehaven u3a group has a series of outings planned this summer including a trip to Leonardslee Gardens in Horsham on 6th July, Brighton Pavilion and cream tea on 22nd July and a day in Arundel on 26th August.
The u3a aims to encourage people to come together and continue their enjoyment of learning in subjects of interest to them after they retire.
You can find more information about the Newhaven & Peacehaven u3a and the summer outings here: https://u3asites.org.uk/files/n/newhaven-peacehaven/docs/june2021monthlybulletin.pdf
Visit Telscombe artist Janet Roland Designs who is taking part in this year's Artists Open Houses. Her open house at 82 Telscombe Cliffs Way, Telscombe Cliffs, Peacehaven, BN10 7DE, is open 11-5pm on the 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th June with refreshments, open garden, easy parking and tap water refill available.
Her wildlife-friendly woodland garden has been both a sanctuary and inspiration throughout the spring and summer of 2020.
Hand-painted glassware, decorative hanging tiles, printed cotton bags and lavender bags will be on sale in the summerhouse studio.
Acrylic paintings of the local landscape, ink drawings and prints of fossil forms, alongside a variety of craft items by local artists and makers will complete an interesting exhibition in the house.
More informaton: https://aoh.org.uk/house/summer2021/janet-roland-designs
The Beating Heart is a retrospective art event in paintings, photos, sound installations & performance by local artists. Created by Amanda Rosenstein Davidson in tribute to musician Benjamin Frederick Tin who died of a heart attack in May 2020.
Open every weekend until Sunday 20th June from 12-5pm at Rottingdean Windmill. Inside the Windmill will feature paintings and words by Amanda Rosenstein Davidson. Photography by Ray Gibson, Sound Installations by Philip Alexander Sugg and James Foz Foster.
Outside the Windmill will include an Interactive performance by scrap percussionist Ben Gates. Movement by Miriam (Mim) King and a walk-about play by Dorothy Max Prior. With additional work by puppeteer Raven Kalinea.
Times of each performance to be released throughout the event.
Known as Tin, Benjamin was born Phil Hurst 1959 in Liverpool, and was a kit drummer for various punk bands including Pete Burn's 'Nightmares in Wax' and 'Dead and Alive' from 1977 to 1988.
Tin created 'Urban Strawberry Lunch' with Ambrose Reynolds, a scrap percussion group in 1987 as a result of their music equipment being burnt in a fire. Called 'The Bunker Years' they debuted on Blue Peter and worked for schools and festivals in and around Liverpool.
At the same time Tin met Luke Cresswell (Stomp) and formed 'The Urban Warriors', originally a two hander percussive performance at The Edinburgh Festival and Night of a 100 drums. Also appearing on TV shows such as The Tube, Acropolis Now!, No73 and the Heinekin advert as Stomp.
Tin moved permanently to Brighton and continued to work on innovative projects including 'Junk Soup-Sound Art 'with Artist Amanda Davidson from 2003 to 2005 for festivals.
A multi-talented musician, Tin was also bipolar.
'Bye Bi-Polar Bear' is Amanda's new book dedicated to him and to give hope to all who suffer with Mental Health issues. Copies will be available during the event.
Everyone is invited to contribute to The Memorial Bunting which will 'Hug the Windmill' with names of anyone who passed away this past year during the Covid 19 pandemic.
Please come and write a name or a message throughout the event.
More information here: https://www.rottingdeanheritage.org.uk/the-beating-heart
Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA) is organising a community litter pick at The Bricky and Cinque Foil on Tuesday 1st June from 11am meeting at the nearby children's play area.
Bags, gloves and grabbers will be provided and there will be tea and coffee available in the children's play area for volunteers.
For more information contact SCDA on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01273 517250.
Peacehaven Community Supermarket has launched a second location at the Denton Island Community Centre in Newhaven on Mondays from 11am to 3pm.
Peacehaven Community Supermarket is based at Kempton House in Peacehaven and is open on Thursdays, from 11am to 3pm.
Community Supermarkets are designed to reduce the need for foodbank use with members able to choose from a range of food and other items, so that they get the food their family enjoy most.
Food is sourced from FareShare who are building connections with local food businesses. Local residents are encouraged to share their own surplus food, so that nothing goes to waste.
Members are asked to contribute on a pay as you feel basis—this means that they can decide what to pay, based on what they feel able to contribute—and it is understood that sometimes that might be nothing at all.
The main focus is on providing healthy & delicious food, but members also have access to toiletries, sanitary products, as well as some cleaning, washing products and toilet roll.
Kempton House Day Centre are looking forward to offering tea and coffee alongside the community supermarket, so as things start to open up, people can stay for a cuppa and a chat as well. Social interactions are a key part – it is important everyone feels welcome and supported. It’s about getting food onto people’s tables, but it’s so much more than that as well.
Anybody interested in getting involved with Peacehaven Community Supermarket should email: email@example.com or if you would like to sign up as a member please call 01273 516032. More information at www.sussexcommunity.org.uk or on Facebook at @seahavenfood
Anyone missing a scooter? One has been found in a hedge in Bannings Vale. It is in very good condition.
Drop a note in the comments and I'll send some more information if you recognise it.
Saltdean Lido's annual doggy swim take place over 3 weekends from the 11th - 26th September.
Dogs of all sizes will be able to jump into the deep end, dip a paw, slide in the paddling pool or chase the water jets in the wet play area.
90 minute slots are available including quiet sessions and sessions reserved for small dogs.
If you want to swim with your dog, tickets are available or you can choose the spectator option.
This event is a fundraiser for the lido restoration fund.
For more information or to book tickets click here https://www.wegottickets.com/dog-swim