MONDAY 13/8

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

FRENCH LANGUAGE LEARNING

RENDEZ-VOUS AT THE BARLEY MOW PUB: 1900

Would you like to improve your french? This is an informal teaching group for adults in the relaxed and friendly Barley Mow pub, to which all levels are welcome. To book a place, call 07704 188055. For venue details, click here. 

Price: £6

SPORT / SWIMMING 

ENDLESS POOL SWIM TECHNIQUE SESSIONS AT MADEIRA DRIVE: 0600-1000

So what is an ‘Endless Pool’? Quite different, as it turns out, from an Infinity Pool. An Endless Pool is a training / fitness basin where the current and conditions can be controlled and adjusted so that swimmers can fine-tune their technique. The company behind the planned Sea Lanes swimming and retail complex which is due to be installed on Madeira Drive is running a number of pop-up sports and fitness activities at the site over the summer – and you can book a one-to-one training session, which includes video playback from underwater cameras at their Endless pool. or more details about Sea Lanes events, click here.

Cost per session: £50

OPEN AIR YOGA / SEA SWIMMING

EARLY MORNING AND SUNSET YOGA AND SWIM AT MADEIRA DRIVE: 0730 AND 1800

Sea Lanes is the planned open air swimming pool and retail development on Madeira Drive, just next to the Yellowave Beachsports centre. For the last few weeks the company behind it has been running pop-up events at the site — and today week that includes an hour-long, early morning and early evening beach-side yoga session, followed by a splash in the sea. Participants are required to bring water an a mat. It’s open to all levels of yoga experience and you can book in advance or simply drop in. In case of bad weather, classes can be transferred to About Balance’s Gloucester Place studio. For more details about Sea Lanes events, click here. To book, click here.

Tickets: £8/£5 (with an About Balance Karma card)

 

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TUESDAY 14/8

ZINC PLATE LITHOGRAPHY AT BIP-ART (FOUR DAY SUMMER SCHOOL) : 1030-1700 

This kind of lithography involves hand-drawing onto zinc plates to create limited edition prints. The small four-day class at Bip-Art’s charming mews studio and under the guidance of artist Hebe Vernon-Morris will experiment with grease-based drawing materials and use marks, washes, colour and line to create images. Necessary materials are included in the course fee, except paper, which is available to buy at the studio. For venue details, click here.

Course fee: £270 (for four days).

SPORT / SWIMMING 

ENDLESS POOL SWIM TECHNIQUE SESSIONS AT MADEIRA DRIVE: 0600-1000

(See Monday listings, above)

FAMILIES / KIDS

THE KEMPTOWN KOALAS AT ST MARY’S CHURCH HALL: 1430-1600

Continuing throughout the summer – an afternoon playgroup for babies and toddlers and their parents or carers. The entry price includes snacks for the little ones and afternoon tea for the adults. For venue details,click here.

Entry: £1.50 (£1 per additional child).

OPEN AIR YOGA / SEA SWIMMING

EARLY MORNING YOGA AND SWIM AT MADEIRA DRIVE: 0730

Sea Lanes is the planned open air swimming pool and retail development on Madeira Drive, just next to the Yellowave Beachsports centre. For the last few weeks the company behind it has been running pop-up events at the site — and this week that includes an hour-long, early morning, beach-side yoga session, followed by a splash in the sea. Participants are required to bring water an a mat. It’s open to all levels of yoga experience and you can book in advance or simply drop in. In case of bad weather, classes can be transferred to About Balance’s Gloucester Place studio. For more details about Sea Lanes events, click here. To book, click here.

Tickets: £8/£5 (with an About Balance Karma card)

SPORTS / FITNESS

FITNESS AND FEELGOOD KEMPTOWN, ACTUALLY! : 0845-1000 AND 1930

A  fitness meet-up of up to 12 women, organised by personal trainer Jeannie Hignell. Taking full advantage of the sea air, beach and open spaces which Kemptown has to offer, the group welcomes beginners and improvers. The Tuesday morning session exercise includes hooping, cardiovascular, dance, resistance, body weight and small equipment exercises and relaxation.  The Tuesday evening session 7.30 is  fitness training for runners. You need a pair of running trainers, a good sports bra and some sensible layered clothing. For details of where to meet and prices,  click here

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WEDNESDAY 15/8

FILM 

SUPPER ‘N’ SCREEN – THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT AT BOM-BANE’S : 1900

Throughout August Bom-Bane’s will be showing Belgian films alongside Belgian food. Tonight’s is dark comedy The Brand New Testament (2015): God lives in Brussels, with a teenage daughter.  Supper and the film cost £7.77. You need to book in advance, though. For venue details, click here

KIDS / FAMILIES

POP-UP PERCUSSION AT STARFISH AND COFFEE: 0950 and 1050

Do you have a little one who likes to make a noise? Becca’s pop-up percussion workshops at the family-friendly cafe Starfish and Coffee could be the perfect summer activity. (Great coffee – and it’s also perfectly placed for a run in Queens Park afterwards). The workshops will be exploring two fun summer themes: Creepy Crawlies and Garden Birds through live instrumentation, singing and percussion.There are two, one hour sessions for different age-groups: 0950 for 0-18mths, and 1050 for 18 mths to 5 years. Booking is essential. To book or arrange a free taster session contact becca@popuppercussion.co.uk or call 07846870107. For venue details, click here.

KIDS /FAMILIES

PARENTS AND CHILDREN CHILL-OUT WEDNESDAYS AT THE VERDICT: 0900-1700

Iconic jazz club by night, welcoming cafe and chill-out space by day. The Verdict offers space to relax, low-level ambient music, space for buggies, lunches, brunches and smaller snacks, a garden and a cuddly caterpillar. For venue details, click here. 

SPORT / SWIMMING 

ENDLESS POOL SWIM TECHNIQUE SESSIONS AT MADEIRA DRIVE: 0600-1000

(See Monday listings, above)

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 on the first Monday of the month 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)

 

 

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THURSDAY 16/8

SAUNA 

BEACH BOX SAUNA SPA AT SEA LANES: 1200-2000

A pop-up wood-fired sauna down at the beach — in a converted horse box. There’s explanations from the ‘sauna master’, changing facilities, fresh drinking water, a relaxation area — and of course, the sea to swim in, before or after.  To buy a ticket, click here. For more about Sea Lanes, click here.

Tickets: £15

SPORT / SWIMMING 

ENDLESS POOL SWIM TECHNIQUE SESSIONS AT MADEIRA DRIVE: 0600-1000

(See Monday listings, above)

OPEN AIR YOGA / SEA SWIMMING

EARLY MORNING / EVENING YOGA AND SWIM AT MADEIRA DRIVE: 0730 AND 1800

Sea Lanes is the planned open air swimming pool and retail development on Madeira Drive, just next to the Yellowave Beachsports centre. For the last few weeks the company behind it has been running pop-up events at the site — and today that includes an hour-long, early morning or early evening, beach-side yoga session, followed by a splash in the sea. Participants are required to bring water an a mat. It’s open to all levels of yoga experience and you can book in advance or simply drop in. In case of bad weather, classes can be transferred to About Balance’s Gloucester Place studio. For more details about Sea Lanes events, click here. To book, click here.

Tickets: £8/£5 (with an About Balance Karma card)

COMMUNITY

SING FOR BETTER HEALTH AT PATCHING LODGE: 1030-1200

You don’t have to be a seasoned singer to join this weekly group, which supports people who are older or have health challenges such as breathing difficulties, Parkinson’s, depression, Alzheimer’s, MS, stroke, heart conditions, cancer, or mental health problems. The group practices relaxation, stretching and breathing exercises, and sings songs together. Sessions take place at Patching Lodge which is on the corner of Freshfield Rd and Eastern Rd, opposite the Gala Bingo Hall.

Click here for more details and links to the Sing for Better Health website or contact organiser Udita Everett on 01273 556755 or 07969 129992

QUIZ 

QUIZ  WITH QUIZ MASTER DEEN AT THE BARLEY MOW: 2000

A lot of fun to be had at this weekly quiz at the cosy Barley Mow, with rounds including arts and entertainment, sport, musical intros, science and nature, general knowledge, a picture round … and the acclaimed plasticine round, which has a bonus prize. Teams up to seven people. For venue details, click here.

Entry: £1.50 per player.

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