MONDAY 17/6

MUSIC BUSINESS

RIFF TAFF MUSIC NETWORKING AT THE LATEST MUSIC BAR: 1930

An event hosted by Grassroots Brighton & Hove (GBH) to promote and protect our local music scene and with news of a music and arts festival to be open to local bands only. ‘This is your chance to find out about the event and to speak to the people running it. You can expect to see venue managers there, press, and TV cameras filming it.’  If you want to connect and network, this is a good (and free!) way to do it. For venue details, click here.

Entry: free

 

COMMUNITY/CREATIVE

THE PURLERS AT ST MARY’S CHURCH : 1030-1130

Do you enjoy knitting – or would you like to improve? This sociable knitting circle meets to knit squares for blankets which are sent to displaced families in Northern Iraq and Syria, via the Brighton-based charity, Samara’s Aid Appeal. The group also makes simple baby clothing for the Trevor Mann Baby Unit at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. For venue and contact details, click here


TUESDAY 18/6

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 info@fullcirclehealth.today. 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

Entry: £1.50

QUIZ

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

QUIZ

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: £2 per person


WEDNESDAY 19/6

MUSICAL THEATRE

MISS GIVINGS AT BOM-BANE’S: 2000

A performance by Debbie Bridge, which pays tribute to American composers Barber, Bernstein, Copland and the Gershwins. ‘If you’ve ever slept in your tap shoes, belted a Babs-Judy-Liza medley in the shower or were picked last for every sport, Miss Givings should take pride of place on your festival agenda; a perfectly pleasant way to spend an evening.’ For venue details, click here.
Tickets: £10 / £8

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.

Cost: Pay-as-you-feel

INTERNAL MARTIAL ARTS

FLOWERING QI GONG AT THE SUNDIAL CLINIC: 1915-2015

A weekly evening class for people who are new to Qi Gong, taught by specialist Helen Cockle. For more information email info@fullcirclehealth.today. For venue details, click here.
Class fee: £7.00

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.

Price: £6

COMMUNITY

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

ART/CREATIVE

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)

 


THURSDAY 20/6

COMEDY

ANNA MANN’S CHEESE AND SEX PARTY BY THE SEA AT JUNKYARD DOGS: 1930

Comedy at the award-winning venue Junkyard Dogs. ‘With special guests and a lot of bonking / Brie.’ For venue details, click here.

Tickets: £7 / £5