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What’s on in your Hall

HALL EVENTS IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS (Click here for the full Calendar of events)

Stay & Play*
Tuesday 28th March, 9:30am – 11:30am.

Family Fun – for all the family!

Art Class*
Wednesday 29th March, 1:30 – 3:00pm

More Art for budding artists!

Prestonville History
Friday 31st March 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Remembrance of Streets Past

Phones for Refugees
Wednesday 28th April, 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Recycle your old mobiles, etc.

Table Tennis Club*
Tuesday 28th March, 1:30pm – 3:00pm.

Ping pong for enthusiastic players

Jobs Advice
Friday 31st March 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Find That Job

Football Panel
Friday 7th April, 2:30pm – 4:00pm.

Drop in for a cuppa (Note earlier date)

Football Panel
Wednesday 5th May, 7:30pm.

Football is the ballet of the masses”

* A weekly event (during school term time only)

Full House for Indian Bingo

Photos courtesy Andy Hasson (

Fun for everyone at the Hall’s indian Bingo event, with our very own Caller – Simon Hudson. And grateful thanks to Kamal Tandoori and Gill Hasson for kindly donating prizes.

Xmas Fair and Manta Claus

The Christmas Fair – arranged and organised by Francesca of Magic Lamp Arts – returned to the Hall on Sunday and drew a record number of visitors who came to cast an eye over the wide range of gifts and objets d’art on display from local artists, makers and designers and to stock up on Xmas presents for friends and relatives.
On display were greetings cards, framed art, plush creatures and designer clothing, glorious lighting and luxury candles, and a variety of creations featuring textiles, wood, ceramics and sackfuls more!
The pop-up Ding Dong Bar, the Hall’s festive café, did a healthy trade in mince pies, Exeter Street Hall Special Reserve Punch and the ubiquitous Buck’s Fizz. And also the odd cup of tea!
But the highlight of the event for those of less advanced years was undoubtedly the Hall’s very own Rose Dewick with her ground-breaking conception of Manta Claus – which delighted the youngsters, and provided welcome relief for the parents!

Urgent – Save the Dyke pub

Join us this Thursday 3pm outside Hove Town Hall! Bring banners!

18 Oct 2016 — The petition is going up for full council debate this Thursday 20 Oct. at Hove Town Hall. We are calling all of you to join us outside Hove Town Hall at 3pm on Thursday to show the support for saving the historic Dyke pub as the councillors arrive for the meeting and for a photo for local media! Bring banners and friends!
Click here for more details.
Save the Dyke pub community campaign

Blown Away By Hurricane Michael

Russell Layton’s tour de force one-man-show wowed the capacity audience at last night’s performance of this year’s Edinburgh Festival’s hit Hurricane Michael.

Simon Hudson performing "Hurricane Michael" at Exeter Street Hall
Simon Hudson performing "Hurricane Michael" at Exeter Street Hall
Photos courtesy of Andy Hasson (

Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom

Bloom was a lovely event again this year. Thanks to all the volunteers who made the Plant and Produce Fair and the Open Gardens such a success.
Bloom 2016 Collage 1_web
Bloom 2016 Collage 2_web
All photos courtesy of Andy Hasson (

Bloom Collage

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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