Great Weather, Great Food, and Great Company!

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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!

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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.

Visit http://faresharesussex.org.uk/ for more information.

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

No 1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra – Up Close and Personal

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The No 1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra entranced a dedicated audience with a dazzling array
of musical styles on Saturday evening, including a piece written by Jane Ward, the orchestra’s own musical director.
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During the interval members of the Orchestra mingled with the audience to discuss the rep- etoire and the techniques involved in playing the accordion, and also encourage some to attempt to play the instrument.IMG_0011_web
Following their success at the Exeter Street Hall, The No 1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra
are appearing this afternoon at the Shoreham Methodist Church at 2:30pm (Doors 2pm.)

Photos courtesy of Iain Chambers