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 (www.andrewhasson.com)

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.
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All photos courtesy of Andy Hasson (www.andrewhasson.com)

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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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 (www.andrewhasson.com)


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.

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