Coming to a Hall near you soon!

Job Advice
Friday 29th Apr. 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

Free advice and support

Stay & Play
Tuesday 3rd May, 9:30am – 11:30am.

Family Fun – for all the family!

Tea Club
Friday 13th May 2:30pm – 4:00pm.

A cuppa + singing with the Dawn Chorus!

Bumper Book Sale
Saturday 30th Apr. 10:00am – 1:00pm.
Grab a pre-Kindle bargain!

A Good Jew
From Saturday 6th May 8:00pm – 9:30pm.

A Brighton Fringe production

Beach Hut Writers
Friday 13th May 8:00pm – 9:30pm.

Brighton’s Top Ten in Discussion

Orchestra Pension Tina
Saturday 14th May 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Celebrate the power of brass!

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Open Day 2016 – Standing Room Only!

A steady stream of visitors stopped by to see the Hall’s latest project – the newly restored Community Room – unveiled this afternoon. They were welcomed with a glass of bubbly or a cup of tea or coffee, and were then confronted with a remarkable array of home-made cakes and scones. They also had the chance to meet and talk to many of the volunteers who have worked so hard to preserve the Hall as an amenity for the local community, and to show their support by signing up as a Friend of the Hall.
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Photos courtesy of Andy Hasson

And here’s what all the excitement was about – the spanking newly redecorated Community Room to cater for events for which the main Hall is too large, or just inappropriate.IMG_8116 IMG_8120

No 1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra – Up Close and Personal

The No 1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra entranced a dedicated audience with a dazzling array
of musical styles on Saturday evening, including a piece written by Jane Ward, the orchestra’s own musical director.
During the interval members of the Orchestra mingled with the audience to discuss the rep- etoire and the techniques involved in playing the accordion, and also encourage some to attempt to play the instrument.IMG_0011_web
Following their success at the Exeter Street Hall, The No 1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra
are appearing this afternoon at the Shoreham Methodist Church at 2:30pm (Doors 2pm.)

Photos courtesy of Iain Chambers

Are We Nearly There Yet? – The Ben & Abi Reunion Gig

Spotting a poster for the event, Abi was gobsmacked to realise that the Ben Hatch featured on the poster was the same Ben Hatch she had grown up with in Buckinghamshire. Ben and his family lived in a windmill (he was called Windy Miller at school for years, though he’s AWNTY-2not been scarred by this experience at all. Or so he says!).
Abi and her family lived next door. Abi and Ben’s mothers were best friends but both families lost touch after their mothers died within five months of each other.
Ben was equally gobsmacked when Abi introduced herself; neither of them realised they both lived in Brighton. They’re now planning to get in touch with mutual friends and organise a reunion in the summer.

Author Ben Hatch and local resident Abi Brown at the ‘Writers in the Hall’ event: ‘Are We Nearly There Yet?’.
Photo of Ben & Abi courtesy of Gill Hasson.