Coming to a Hall near you in the next month!

THGI Tea Club
Friday 8th May 2:30pm – 4:00pm.
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Do join us for a cuppa

Get Stuffed
Friday 29th May, 7:00pm – 8:30pm.
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Anyone for taxidermy?

Paddington
Friday 15th May, 4:30pm – 6:00pm.
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Mind the bear!

Where in the world..?
Friday 5th June, 7:00pm – 8:30pm.
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Keep it in the family!

The Fringe – Something Underground Theatre Co
Saturday May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th.
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Every Saturday in May, as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival, the Something Underground Theatre Co will be presenting 3 different plays. Click here for further details, and to read a blog by the Director who is bringing the plays to the Hall

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How to Get Published at the Hall

How To Get Published: April 24th 2015 Exeter Street Hall.This month’s Writers in the Hall event was ‘How to Get Published’. Author Nina de La Mer hosted the evening, discussing top tips with Eleanor Crawforth, editor at  Brighton based publishers Myriad Editions, and writers Al Brookes, Erinna Mettler and Gill Hasson. Erinna, Al and Nina are all fiction writers. Gill is a non fiction author – she writes self help and personal development booksHow To Get Published: April 24th 2015  Exeter Street Hall..
Erinna and Gill explained how they had found a publisher to publish their books, and Al talked about her experience of self publishing. (Al’s novel ‘The Gift of Looking Closely’ was The Guardian’s Self Published Book of the month in August last year)
There was much debate about the merits of having an agent (don’t bother) and lots of encouragement from Erinna, Nina and Eleanor on entering story and writing competitions as a way of getting your work noticed and read.
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Top tips for aspiring writers and authors?  Stay focused, have sticking power and write for the love of it!

Gill Hasson

Preston Park Ward Hustings 2015

On the 7th of May Exeter Street Hall will once again become a polling station for the neighbourhood. It’s a noble function, a bricks and mortar embodiment of democracy, and as shareholders in the hall we can be proud that another reason to save our hall has come to fruition. I’m sure parents are also pleased the local schools haven’t had to be pressed into serving democracy, even if their offspring are not so pleased to miss out on a bonus holiday.

ballot-box1This year sees a General Election and also an election for all of Brighton and Hove’s council seats, including three in our own Preston Park ward. Polls currently predict another hung parliament at Westminster. This is causing the leaders of the political parties either dizzying headaches from calculating into whose bed should they jump or gleeful machinations as they list their demands for access to said bed. However in our council we have had a bit longer to get used to minority administrations, as it is almost a decade since we had a majority leader in the town hall. This has meant that individual councillors can have an important impact on decision-making in our city. In light of this we are delighted to host a local election hustings in Exeter Street Hall on Friday, 17th April at 7.30pm (free entry).

Our good friends at the Prestonville Community Association have organised this event. The PCA does great work staying abreast of decisions which affect our neighbourhood and keeping local councillors up to date with such matters. At the hustings, a Question Time style format will be used, and you may have seen their posters advertising the event requesting questions in advance to info@prestonville.org.uk . They have secured representation from Preston Park ward candidates across the political spectrum and this is a great chance to meet, listen to and inform those people who want to represent us, and decide how our council tax is spent. Luckily the PCA have kindly agreed to let us run a fundraising licensed bar on the evening, so take that David Dimbleby, even politics is more fun at Exeter Street Hall! So do send in a question, come along on the 17th, and give those democratic muscles a workout.