MONDAY 14/10

ART / CREATIVE

LIFE DRAWING AT TWIN PINES: 1800

Relaxed life drawing evening session for all abilities in the beautiful, cosy downstairs area of Twin Pines (the coffee is excellent, too).  These Monday sessions are run by Letgo Life Drawing, which also holds sessions at the Black Dove, at the top end of St James. Basic materials are supplied (on a donations basis.) For more details, email letgodrawing@gmail.com. Twin Pines is at 11 St James’s St, Brighton BN2 1RE.

Session: £8

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 15/10

 

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

 

QUIZ

THE BIG QUIZ AT THE THOMAS KEMP: 1930

Such is the popularity of this inventive quiz and the friendly talent of quizmaster Alan (he does the music round on a ukulele) that it is now essential to book your team’s place. It’s worth it, though – a fun quiz with good pub food and drink (discounts for quiz players), a raffle and cash prizes. Teams up to a maximum of six. Pop into the pub or telephone to book a place. For venue details, click here.

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


WEDNESDAY 16/10

COMMUNITY / CLIMATE

EXTINCTION REBELLION (XR) EAST BRIGHTON MEETING AT ST MARY’S CHURCH:1900-2100

A general meeting to connect with other people in Brighton and Hove who want to do something about the climate and ecological emergency. ‘The evening will include a brief induction for new members and discussions about XR and what it means to be a rebel, presentations on the work we are doing locally and how you can get involved.’ For venue details, click here. 

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 17/10

QUIZ

BOOGALOO STU’S BIG QUIFFY QUIZ AT THE MARLBOROUGH THEATRE:2000

Brighton’s favourite hair-raising quizmaster is back. Boogaloo Stu will be be asking ‘torrents of topical teasers, an array of anagrams, puzzling picture rounds and mind-mangling music rounds.’ Max team size is 6 – and it’s a good idea to call 01273 570 028 to book a table. For venue details click here

Entry: £2 per person