MONDAY 15/10

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

 

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TUESDAY 16/10

QUIZ

WHAT THE DUCK? QUIZ AT THE MUCKY DUCK: 1930

The Mucky Duck has a fun and relaxed atmosphere and some great food. For venue details, click here.

Entry: £1 per person

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).

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 17/10

FILM

RESERVOIR DOGS AT BOM-BANE’S: 1900

This month Bom-Bane’s is featuring the debut films by now-famous directors and the second of these is Reservoir Dogs (1992) by Quentin Tarrantino. For venue details, click here.

Tickets: £8.66 for supper and film.

OPEN MIC

OPEN MIC AT BRIGHTON ROCKS: 2000

Singers, comedians, instrumentalists, spoken word … all acts are welcome at the relaxed Brighton Rocks bar, tucked down a side street between St James’ and the sea. There’s a charity and conservation element to this too: the evening (a regular weekly slot) is being run in association with Namibia’s Windhoek Lager — and 50p from every bottle sold goes to  Save the Rhino International. You can call in advance to book a slot – or just come along. For venue details, click here.

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, with live music and extra company often provided by some of the lovely sixth formers from nearby Brighton College. 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

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. 

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 11/10

WELLBEING

OIL AND PROSECCO AT THE VERDICT: 1830-1930

An introduction to Essential Oils and ‘Nature’s Medicine Cabinet.’ Hosted by Roxanne and accompanied by a glass of citrus oil-infused prosecco. The £13 ticket includes the class, refreshments and a 5ml bottle of wild orange oil. To book a place call 07856174526 or email roxannecheckley.doterra@gmail.com. For venue details, click here.

Tickets: £13

EMBROIDERY / CREATIVE

EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP AT LAINE: 1800-2000

Laine is a charming studio shop at the more peaceful end of St George’s Rd, which is running a series of small knitting and embroidery workshops in the evening. Tonight’s workshop gives participants the chance to learn some of the basics of embroidery: french knots, chain stitch, whipped running stick and rosettes. You need to bring along something to embroider (no stretch fabrics, though) or Laine can provide calico for you to use. Needles, embroidery floss, tea and biscuits are provided. To book a place, click here. For venue details, click here

Workshop fee: £20

ART / CREATIVE

LIFE DRAWING AT PORTLAND: 1845-2130

By day Portland is a welcoming cafe with big glass windows looking out onto Kemptown’s street life. After the cafe shuts on Thursday the curtains go up for a Life Drawing session. Artists should bring their own materials. For details, contact Liza at LIZA@MTA-EVENTS.COM. For venue details, click here.

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.

QUIZ

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

Brainteasing fun at the Marly with the well-coiffed quizmaster Boogalu Stu, including anagrams, picture rounds and music questions. Things could get more squiffy than quiffy as bonus rounds involve double vodka prizes. Six people maximum per team. Click here for venue details.

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