Coming to a Hall near you in the next month!

There are currently no Hall organised events in the coming month (though the regular hirers’ events continue as normal) in order that the Hall’s Events Team can take a well-earned rest after a hugely successful year arranging a wide variety of talks, performances, pop-up restaurants, and film nights – to name but a few.

However, the Events Team swings back into action in September with:-
Friday 11th from 2:30 - 4pmTea Club for seniors and friends. Free (sugested donation £1)
Friday 18th from 4 – 6pmFilm Friday for kids, showing Home. Tickets £5, including snack
► Saturday 19th at 8pm (Doors 7pm) – Speaky Spokey Cabaret, Tickets £7 (with food £15)
Friday 25th September from 1 - 3pm - Jobs Advice Free (sugested donation £1)
Friday 25th September from 7.15 - 9pm - WitH presents David Bramwell (Founder of Cheeky Guide to Brighton and author of The Number 9 Bus to Utopia) Tickets £7
Saturday 26th from 11am  –  Jumble Sale  Free

ESH AGM 2015-webAnd you can get a fuller flavour of the range of events held in the past year – as well as getting a sneak preview of our plans to continue the development of the Hall as valuable community resource – by visiting the Exeter Street Hall 2015 AGM page and downloading a copy of the Presentation given by David Amor.

Friends of the Hall

At the recent AGM Gus Sylvester launched our latest initiative – aptly named Friends of the Hall – which aims to tap into the huge reservoir of local friendly support for our wonderful community asset, the Exeter Street Hall.

By agreeing to make a regular donation to the Hall our Friends will help ensure that our running costs of approximately £1500 a month are covered, and this will allow us to focus on raising funds to improve our Hall’s facilities and also to widen our reach.
FoH_webYou can download a leaflet and form here, or visit the  Friends of the Hall section for further details.


Looking for a fulfilling part-time job in the heart of the neighbourhood?
Exeter Street Hall is seeking a reliable, hands-on Manager to be responsible for the efficient and effective running of the Hall.
Key tasks include managing Hall bookings, producing regular information reports, ensuring policies and procedures are adhered to and that the Hall is safe, as well as, spick and span. The Hall Manager will need to be confident working independently and in day-to-day interactions with hirers, volunteers and the general public.
The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal and administrative skills, be a good planner and communicator and have a genuine passion for helping to develop the Hall as a vibrant and inclusive space.
650 hours per annum (between 10 and 14 hours per week), Monday – Friday (with occasional evening and weekend work). Hours weighted towards term-time.
To download the full Job Description click here. To apply, please email a CV and a 500-word statement detailing your relevant experience and suitability for the role to:- or post to:-
Exeter Street Hall,
16-17 Exeter Street,

Closing date: 8 August 2015
Interviews: Week commencing 18 August 2015
Start date: Early September 2015
Salary: £6,500 year

Aviva Community Fund – Winning Finalist!

Aviva Winner

We’re delighted that we’ve been successful with our bid for £5,000 to help us renovate the back room at the Hall, which is currently unusable, and convert it into the Exeter Street Hall Community Room – another valuable asset for our local community.
We’d like to thank everyone involved in submitting the bid, everyone who voted for our bid, and everyone who encouraged all those who voted for our bid.
PS you can find full details of our Community Room project here.

Aviva Community Fund – Into the Finals!

aviva_posterGood news today – both of the Exeter Street Hall projects are among the finalists in their respective categories!
Again many thanks to everyone for their support in making this possible.
For further details click here for the Capturing Community project, or here for the  Community Room project

Winners will be announced on Monday, June 29th.

Coming up roses

The Inaugural Exeter Street Hall Open Gardens Trail
Sunday 14 June 2pm-5pm
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Thanks to all our generous and hospitable residents who threw open their doors, baked up a storm and popped the kettle on. Our first ever Open Garden trail was a lovely way to while away the afternoon. You think you know your neighbourhood, only to discover hidden gems, inspiration for outdoor spaces and plenty of chances for chat and cake.
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It had the lot: small, shady yards to expansive spaces, clean lines and architectural interest to packed flowerbeds and plentiful pots, plots packed with edible goodies to outdoor living rooms, laid lawn to astro and contemporary kidtastic spaces to peaceful places with mature trees and shrubs. It was a total treat to be welcomed into people’s homes and have a mosey and a nosey. With the option to glug down tea, minty limeade and Pimm’s and scoff cake, meringues and samosas, visitors did well to wheel around the whole trail. A lovely, feel-good event set to send many scurrying home with bold schemes and great intentions. Or at least with a firm commitment to water some plants.
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Fancy opening up your patch next year? We’d love to do it all again. Get in touch with Bloom mastermind and Hall powerhouse, Marianne Craig by emailing

You can see more photos of Saturday’s talks and events at the Hall by clicking here.
(All images © R V Woodgate, and used by kind permission of the photographer)

Aviva Community Fund: Vote for Your Hall!


Many thanks to everyone who voted for our Project


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Community hall organisers are calling on the assistance of residents in their latest fundraising bid.
The team behind Exeter Street Hall in Brighton have entered a national campaign in a bid for £5,000 in funding to create a second, smaller room for public use.
Read the full report by Neil Vowles in Friday’s Argus here

We’ve entered a competition to win a great grant from the Aviva Community Fund.

We’re hoping to bag Community Room funding.
Help us win £4850 to renovate the back room from its current perilous state into a cosy, usable community room. We’ll meet the needs of smaller groups and will be able to increase footfall too.

Click here for more information about our project.

What will this cost you?
Nothing at all – other than three minutes of your time. Simply click on the link below, register online and then cast your ten votes. One thing is certain – we’d REALLY appreciate it.