Aviva Community Fund: Vote for Your Hall!


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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.


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Coming to a Hall near you in the next month!

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

Tea Club
Friday 12th June 2:30pm – 4:00pm.

Drop in for a cuppa and a chat

Summer on a Plate
Saturday 13th June, 7:30pm – 10:30pm.

First of the Summer Wine?

Friday 19th June, 8:00pm – 10:00pm.

Pride. Not Prejudice

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

Bloom Weekend
Saturday & Sunday 13th-14th June

A bloomin’ good show!

The Book of Life
Friday 19th June, 4:00pm – 6:30pm..

Manolo’s Travels

What Is Mindfulness?
Friday 26th June, 7:15pm – 9:00pm.

All in the mind?

The Fringe – Something Underground Theatre Co
Saturday May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th.
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

Click here to see all future events.

Brighton Fringe: Captivating plays on your doorstep

We’re thrilled to have the talented bunch from the Something Underground Theatre Company present their plays at the Hall. It’s our first time as a Brighton Fringe venue and we couldn’t be working with a better team. There is a darkly comic thread running through each performance. Don’t miss them. Here’s a snapshot review to get you in the mood:

Je Suis
Unlike any other play – and never the same twice, join Jonathan Brown as he takes you on a wild, theatrical journey of live music and in-the-moment plunges into different worlds. Irreverent and sacred, daft and deep. Fascinating.Je_Suis_collage
To book tickets for Je Suis click here.

Moon Tales
Watch skilled actress Kate Darach morph between characters. Funny, mesmerising, unsettling and moving. Piece together the puzzle of compelling, intertwined stories. Unmissable.Moon_Tales_collage
To book tickets for Moon Tales click here.

Pulling Up The Drawbridge
David Stephens excels as George in this darkly comic and poignant play about his view of a changing island. Watch as he rails against the over-use of the word ‘awesome’, weird fruit and antisocial spiders. Brilliant.
To book tickets for Pulling Up The Drawbridge click here.

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.
How To Get Published: April 24th 2015  Exeter Street Hall.
Top tips for aspiring writers and authors?  Stay focused, have sticking power and write for the love of it!

Gill Hasson