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What has the EU done for Brighton’s environment?

The Green Party of England and Wales’ video of the event (below), includes several internal and external shots of the Hall.Green_video
Keynote speakers Caroline Lucas – Green Party MP, Lord Deben (John Gummer) – Chair, Committee on Climate Change, Debbie Tann – CEO, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and Sam Lowe – EU referendum campaigner, Friends of the Earth addressed the recent meeting organised by Friends of the Earth and Environmentalists for Europe at Exeter Street Hall on Thursday 9 June 2016.
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Crime Pays! Peter James at Exeter Street Hall.

Authors Peter James and William Shaw at June 2016 ‘Writers in the Hall’ event. Peter kindly offered to raffle a part as a character in his next book. Audience member Kate Harmond won the raffle prize – Peter James will be writing her as character into his next book!
Peter James night at Exeter Street Hall.
Peter James night at Exeter Street Hall.
Peter James night at Exeter Street Hall.
All photos courtesy of Andy Hasson (


Great Weather, Great Food, and Great Company!

The sun poured down like honey on these lucky local residents who sat down on June 5th to enjoy the Big Euro Lunch Street Party.
Grateful thanks go to St Lukes Church, the Prestonville Community Association, and Exeter Street Hall for co-operating to make the event such an outstanding success. And especial thanks also go to the Real Junk Food Project for providing such wonderful food.
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FareShare Community Food Drop at the Hall

Dropping in? Bring a Tin!

Donate food to our FareShare Food Drop and help fight food poverty in our city.

Our recently launched Community Food Drop enables visitors to the Hall to donate non-perishable food to our charity partner Fareshare, who then distribute it to over 80 community groups across Brighton and Sussex.

Food poverty is sadly a growing problem in our city, but we’ve already got off to a fantastic start, we dropped our latest contributions to FareShare’s warehouse this week, and so far we have provided the equivalent of 73 meals for those that need it. esh_food_banner2_73Look out for our blue “Feed Me” box in the Hall’s entrance and if you’re dropping in, please do bring a tin! Thanks so much.

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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