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 garden@exeterstreethall.org

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.

BLOOM: Exeter Street Hall Gardening Weekend

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Saturday, June 13th 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Tickets: Single £3 and Family £5
And Sunday, June 14th 2015 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
Tickets: Adult £3 (Kids go free!)
Click here for more information, and click here to buy tickets.

Don’t leave anything to chance! Plan next weekend now! Head to the Hall for our great gardening festival. Check out the programme, open gardens trail, map and menu here. It’s going to be bloomin’ good fun. Book your workshops and Trail tickets now online at www.exeterstreethall.org/tickets. See you there!

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Summer on a Plate – cancelled. Sorry.
You’re a busy bunch. It looks like everyone has plans for Saturday evening, so we regret that we need to cancel our Summer on a Plate extravaganza. We want to say a massive thanks to the team at Joe’s Café and our volunteer Carolyn for their generous time and effort. Fingers crossed, we’ll be able to hatch another plan in the future.

PS. You can download a pdf file (which can be printed as an A5 leaflet) by clicking here. To print the pdf file as an A5 leaflet select Booklet from the print options menu.