ANOTHER MOTHER’S SON AT SPEAKERS’ CORNER: 1900
Based on a true story: Louisa Gould gives shelter to an escaped Russian POW on Nazi-occupied Jersey during the Second World War. But the islanders face competing pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty. The film is in English and is being screened at Speakers’ Corner Cafe, 44 George Street, BN2 1RJ. The Euro-Mediterranean Resources Network (Euro-Mernet) is a not-for-profit, independent, non-aligned and non-partisan regional organisation, specialising in news and information gathering, strategic research and training on environment, development, social justice and civil liberties in the countries across the Euro-Mediterranean region. To find out more about them, click here.
WELLBEING / INTERNAL MARTIAL ARTS
FLOWERING QI GONG AT THE SUNDIAL CLINIC: 1915-2015
So what is Qi Gong? According to Wikipedia, it is ‘a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial arts training.’ This weekly class, suitable for complete beginners, is taught by specialist Helen Cockle. For more information, email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For venue details, click here.
Class fee: £7
FAMILIES / KIDS
KEMPTOWN KOALAS AT ST MARY’S CHURCH HALL: 1430-1600
Do you have a toddler who is keen to burn off some energy? Would you like to chat to some other parents over tea and some great cake? Kemptown Koalas is a parent and toddler group which meets every Tuesday afternoon. It’s friendly and relaxed and great value. For more information, call 01273 698601. For venue details, click here
THE BLACK DOVE QUIZ AT THE BLACK DOVE: 2000
A weekly quiz at the eclectic and exotic Black Dove. Maximum 6 players per team – and there’s a rolling cash jackpot and other prizes. For venue details, click here.
Entry: £1 per player
THE BIG QUIZ AT THE THOMAS KEMP PUB: 1930
A fun host, great questions (including a music round played on the ukulele, plus a raffle with bonus prize, the Big Quiz at the Thomas Kemp on Tuesdays, has, unsurprisingly, become a near sell-out most weeks, and it’s a good idea to call in advance to book a table. Teams can be up to six and there’s a rolling cash jackpot. There’s discounts on food and drink for quiz team members
Entry: £1 per person
AFRICAN DANCE CLASS AT ST MARY’S CHURCH HALL : 1900-2030
The start of a new season of weekly classes in Senegalese Lion Dance, with live drumming, led by dance master Palaye Seck. Complete beginners are very welcome and the sessions are run on a drop-in basis. For more information, call Palaye on on 07935 114773. For venue details, click here
QUIZ AND SUPPER
QUIZ BOM-BIZ AT BOM-BANE’S: 1900
If the venue is the charming and eccentric Bom-Bane’s, you can expect a delicious home-cooked supper and some eclectic questions too. Teams of four people – and likely to be a lot of fun. You will need to book, either by calling by, phoning 01273 606400 or email email@example.com For venue details, click here.
Entry £10 per person (includes two-course dinner)
COMMUNITY / FOOD WASTE
REAL JUNK FOOD PROJECT COMMUNITY CAFE AT ST JOHN’S CHURCH HALL: 1300-1430
Looking for an innovative new place to have a tasty lunch? This is a new community initiative – in its third week — to run an informal cafe serving food waste that would otherwise have been thrown away by a super market — cooked and served by professional chefs. It’s the result of cooperation by Brighton and Hove community stalwarts St Joseph and St John the Baptist, The Real Junk Food Project, Voices in Exile and Brighton Table Tennis Club. The venue is at 2 Bristol Road, Brighton BN2 1AP.
INTERNAL MARTIAL ARTS
FLOWERING QI GONG AT THE SUNDIAL CLINIC: 1915-2015
FRENCH LANGUAGE LEARNING
RENDEZ-VOUS AT DIVA CAFE :0930-1100 — AND AT BRIGHTON ROCKS: 1900-2030
Keen to improve your French? French teacher Fabrice Camus runs several classes in and near Kemptown. These two are at an intermediate level. The morning one is in the friendly cafe Diva on St James St — and the evening one is just around the corner at funky cocktail bar Brighton Rocks. To book a place, call 07704 188055. For venue details, click here for Diva and here for Brighton Rocks.
TEA AND COMPANY FRIENDSHIP CAFE AT ST MARY’S CHURCH: 1530 – 1700
Tea and Company is a friendly and relaxed weekly meet-up for people aged 50+ in the beautiful interior of St Mary’s. A chance to chat, socialise and reminisce over cups of tea, sandwiches and home-baked treats. A community success story organised by award-winning, Brighton-based charity, Time To Talk Befriending with St Mary’s and Brighton College.
Entry is free – just drop in. Click here for venue details
LIFE DRAWING AT THE BLACK DOVE: 1930 – 2130.
Relaxed life drawing evening session for all abilities in the intimate and eclectic interior of the Black Dove at the top of St James St. The regular Wednesday session is run by Letgo Life Drawing, which also holds sessions at the Black Dove’s cousin, Twin Pines Coffee, at the other end of St James. Basic materials are supplied (on a donations basis.) For venue details, click here.
Fee: £7 /£6 (concessions)
KNITTING / CROCHET / EMBROIDERY / SOCIAL
KNIT AND NATTER AT LAINE: 1800
Laine is a charming studio workshop in a lovely premises at the quieter end of Kemptown village. This evening (and every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, they invite ‘textiley’ people ato bring along an unfinished project or to start something new. Laine has stocks of lovely wool and ideas. Any ability is welcome and there’s friendly chat and biscuits. It’s a good idea to let Laine know you’re coming: firstname.lastname@example.org For venue details, click here