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Monday 1 Sep 2015 - Crunch Academy
The Southern Project Management Network meet on the first Tuesday of each month. We begin with 30 mins of networking which gives newcomers a chance to relax and meet some of their fellow Southern Project Management Networkers, followed by a lively discussion on a project management topic. When you RSVP on the meet-up site, you'll be asked if you have any specific topics you'd like to discuss so that each meet-up is tailored to your needs. This is a great opportunity to learn from your peers and to build your PM support network. We finish by going to the pub to continue our discussions!
Friday 5 Sep 2015 - The Old Market
BRIGHTON SINGING AUDITIONS 2015 Singing auditions are coming to Brighton. Auditions for the exciting singing competition in Brighton, Open Mic UK, are coming this summer! The Brighton singing auditions are brought to you by Future Music who are responsible for bringing us acts such as Birdy, Jacob Banks, Lucy Spraggan, Jahmene Douglas and Luke Friend. TO ENTER THE BRIGHTON SINGING AUDITIONS, GO TO: The Brighton singing auditions for Open Mic UK will be looking to find the UK’s best singer, duo, vocal group or rapper to be crowned the Best On The Mic 2015! The auditions for the singing competition in Brighton are already anticipated to attract over 9,000 entrants this year, and now is the time to enter! Whether you’re into pop, RnB, acoustic or classical, the Brighton singing auditions are ready to find the greatest undiscovered talent from across the country. The Open Mic UK Brighton singing auditions provides a platform to help acts get noticed and offers winners the potential to be successfully launched in the UK as a major recording artist. The Brighton singing auditions for Open Mic UK are open to anyone. Audition slots for the Brighton singing auditions are available across the UK, so if you’re a singer, duo, vocal group or rapper and think you’ve got what it takes, enter Open Mic UK now! FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BRIGHTON SINGING AUDITIONS AND TO ENTER, GO TO:
Friday 5 Sep 2015 - Brighton Corn Exchange
The biggest festival of its kind in the South-East pays homage to arts, craft, science and technology in the Brighton Dome on the 5th September. More than 3,000 people came to the Corn Exchange last year, to experience the fascinating mix of mind-boggling creations and inventions inspired by everyday objects. This year, the Mini Maker Faire celebrates its 5th anniversary. With makers, educators and tinkerers from fields of all kinds such as felt-making, drawing comics, engineering and electronics, DIY, jewellery creation, glass-making, and knitting the Faire will have more than 100 exciting projects on display.
Friday 5 Sep 2015 - Cornerstone Community Centre
Does everything feel hard and unobtainable? Are you always looking at others and wondering why things just seem to be effortless for them? Maybe you are scared to speak up and let people know what you are thinking or feeling? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the above – then your confidence level is not at 100%. You will have a lot of self-doubt and always be second guess yourself for fear of not wanting to disappointment anyone. If you want to: - Learn what to do to boost your self confidence - Learn how to dress to impress – so that you can look good and grab attention! - Be able to talk & feel good instantly – and hold your head up high! - Be able to use the techniques in everyday life. . . - Know what you want and be able to ask for it! Then this workshop is for you….
Friday 5 Sep 2015 - Cornerstone Community Centre
Sometimes we find it difficult to progress with an idea or project. It can sap our will and energy, and diminish our creativity and enthusiasm. This afternoon we will find out what causes this and discover ways to bounce back with renewed energy. Facilitator ~ Russell Newlyn Russ has been meditating with the Brahma Kumaris for about 8 years and has a passion about sharing his deep experiences in this subject. Spirituality and Men is a self-development meeting for men aiming to explore the spirit of man through information, dialogue, honest interaction and the silence of meditation. All our talks, courses and workshops are offered free of charge - voluntary contributions are gratefully accepted.
Saturday 6 Sep 2015 - Emporium
Celebrating the launch of hexapp on Android, Brighton-based technology company Hexology are throwing a free party. Expect games, performances & fun for the whole family; download the free app to join in the festivities – with prizes to be won! Date: Sunday 6th September Time: 4.30-7.00pm Location: Emporium Café-Bar, 88 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JF Price: £0 (Free) Links: Event Page or Facebook Twitter Google + Or Website The hexapp Launch Party is part of the Brighton Digital Festival 2015.
Saturday 6 Sep 2015 - Kate Langdale Florist,
Make your own completely natural, organic perfume, with the finest quality essential oils, set in Kate Langdale’s beautiful flower studio. Venue: Kate Langdale Florist, 84 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3PD, UK Date (2 options): Sunday 6th September, 10.30am-12.30pm Sunday 6th September, 2.00pm-4.00pm Cost: £30* Price includes 10ml bottle of bespoke natural perfume to take home, made by you, using the best quality oils. *For an additional £5 make 2 x 10ml bespoke natural perfumes to take home (you can upgrade on the day if you feel to). For more information and to book a place, please contact Laura by email or telephone 07828954020
Saturday 6 Sep 2015 - Dyke Road Café
Have you ever wondered about what this foraging lark is all about? Join us on a 2 and a bit hour guided urban foraging walk in Brighton where we will point out what is edible, how to use it, when to pick it and the folklore that surrounds them. We will also have a small foraged drink at the end...
Sunday 7 Sep 2015 - The Old Market
A FREE talk on psychology and technology by artist Simon Wilkinson [Circa69], creator of The Cube. Simon Wilkinson [Circa69] has been working as an artist for 25 years, his work enjoys regular international touring and commissions and has been featured at Tate Modern. In this presentation Simon will talk about the psychology and technology of building multi-sensory immersive narratives across multiple platforms with specific reference to his newly completed virtual reality performance piece The Cube. Website:
Thursday 11 Sep 2015 - Brighthelm Church & Community Centre
As part of the upcoming exhibition 'Lost and Found,' created by Pale Blue Dot, Professor Dave Goulson and PAN-UK will be hosting an exciting debate at The Brighthelm Centre. For more information, and to book your space, please visit:
Friday 12 Sep 2015 - Chocoholly & Wildcat
Join us for an evening of fine whisky and hand-made chocolate tasting. Taste 5 single-malt whiskies from each of the main whisky regions of Scotland: Highland, Speyside, Lowland, Islay and Island, including a 16-year old expression which one Best Speyside Whisky at the 2015 World Whisky awards Served with savoury nibbles and perfectly accompanying chocolate truffles hand-made by Great Taste award-winning chocolatier Holly Caulfied. Please visit for tickets. We look forward to seeing you soon! Katie & Holly
Friday 12 Sep 2015 - The Old Market
An individual, multi-sensory virtual reality experience, combining cutting-edge Unity3D and Oculus Rift technologies with live performance. You awake to find yourself sitting at a table across from a stranger, your friends are gone and you are faced with the question, “how do you build a reality which doesn't collapse within three days?” Based on the true story of one of history's strangest mass disappearances, and continuing on from where 2014's Beyond the Bright Black Edge of Nowhere left off, The Cube is a multi-sensory virtual reality experience which puts you in the role of one of the disappeared. Preview Video: The Cube [Beyond The Bright Black Edge Of Nowhere, Part II] Dates: 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 September. Times: SESSION 1: 12:00 Midday - 2:45pm [Every 15 Min] SESSION 2: 4:00pm - 6:45pm [Every 15 Min] Tickets: £8.50 [3 tickets available per timeslot] TOM’s Friends: 15% Off.
Friday 12 Sep 2015 - St Marys Church
It's Meet the Architects day at St Mary's Church on Saturday, 12 September when Nick and John from Thomas Ford & Partners Ltd will be explaining their vision for the corner plot next door to the church. This land on the corner of Upper Rock Gardens and St James's St is where the St Mary's hopes in 2017-18 to build a new, accessible entrance, plus office, kitchen and toilets, and landscape the remainder as an attractive community garden. The new toilets will be open to the public when the church is staffed and St Mary's hopes there will also be a larger public benefit in the regeneration of a rather neglected corner and in making the church more accessible and open to community use. The plans are not finalised yet and we really want input and feedback from people who live and work in the neighbourhood. Please come along at 2 pm to listen to the architects and to have your say about the plans. Wheelchair accessible. Dogs and bicycles welcome. Free cake!
Friday 19 Sep 2015 - The Round Georges
Tuesday 23 Sep 2015 - The Keep Archives
Nella Last was a housewife, aged 49, from Barrow-in-Furness. Nella kept a detailed diary of her experiences of the Second World War and responded to the Mass Observation team’s call for members of the public to keep wartime diaries. This created the opportunity for women to gain a voice and to provide a social commentary of their lives and experiences. She documented how the wartime conditions affected her relationships with her husband, sons and her role in society. Nella continued to keep a diary for Mass Observation until 1967. Join us at The Keep for an afternoon of tea and talking; take the opportunity to delve further into the life of Nella Last.
Wednesday 24 Sep 2015 - Lighthouse
With the swift growth in mobile working and many other significant cultural, technological and generational changes currently sweeping through the workplace, this talk on Mobile Generations explores some of the effects on employee welfare in this changing world. Posture People presents ergonomics specialist Jim Taylour who will talk about the future of working. The talk forms part of the Brighton Digital Festival. It is free to attend, but booking is essential and places are limited.
Thursday 25 Sep 2015 - The Old Market
Britain's Got Talent Finalist Ventriloquist Steve Hewlett Hosts an Evening of Variety as a Tribute to his late friend/Entertainer Brighton Based Nathan Zahorchak who lost his life last year. As well as Steve there are Magicians, Impressionists, Comedy Acts, Jugglers, Recording artistes as well as an Amazing Raffle & Quickfire Auction. All funds will go to Nathan's young family. Steve's Twitter @ventriloquist29
Thursday 4 Oct 2015 - Saltdean Undercliff
A scenic seashore run alongside Sussex’s famous chalk cliffs, from Saltdean towards Brighton and back. The run is RISE's signature, annual fundraising event raising money to help survivors of domestic abuse in Brighton & Hove. Donations and sponsorship help local families affected by domestic abuse. Run solo, as a team or enter the relay with some friends.
Sunday 7 Oct 2015 - The Old Market
The Observer restaurant critic examines our love affair with lousy restaurant reviews. Jay Rayner has been a restaurant critic for over a decade, written reviews of well over 700 establishments, and if there is one thing he’s learnt it is that people like reviews of bad restaurants. No, scratch that. They adore them, feast upon them like starving vultures who have spotted fly-blown carrion out in the bush. In My Dining Hell, Jay examines our love affair with lousy reviews, reads from accounts of some of the most excruciating nights out he’s ever had & looks at the worst reviews his own work has ever received. A hugely entertaining show in the company of the man recently voted the best food and drink journalist in Britain.
Tuesday 9 Oct 2015 - Funky Fish Club
Lennon's 75th Birthday celebration performed by the Vox Beatles. Doors from 8.30pm Gig starts 9pm After party from 11.30pm Tickets: Super Advance Ticket £10 Advance Ticket £12 On The Door £15 £1 donation to ' Our Brighton Hipporome'
Wednesday 17 Oct 2015 - St Martin's Church
Please come and support us at our autumn fair, St Martin’s Church Hall, Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 3HQ between 10:30 and 14:30 on the 17th October. 50p entry includes a free prize draw, enter our raffle for a chance of winning some fantastic prizes, bottle tombola, games, competitions, handcraft stalls, and a variety of refreshments.
Sunday 21 Oct 2015 - Lighthouse
Posture People are pleased to announce our next Office Managers’ networking event taking place on Wednesday 21st October from 3.30pm at The Lighthouse, Brighton. As well as hearing advice from leading industry experts Si Conroy and Jonathan Gough, you will also have the opportunity to share best practice with other people and discuss solutions to some of the problems currently facing office managers. The theme of this event will be stress in the workplace. Stress can be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of you and your staff, impacting the productivity and bottom line of your organisation. According to the National Health and Safety Executive (HSE), stress accounts for 40% of all work-related illness. Responsible organisations need to recognise and address the impact and effects of stress in the work environment. Si Conroy, business coach and mentor, will talk about identifying the physiological and psychological signals of stress and explores what you can do to manage your response to situations that you would previously have responded to stressfully. Jonathan Gough, Health & Safety Consultant, will discuss what Stress is, how to assess the risk of stress and understand the associated legal implications and responsibilities. Si and Jonathan will each speak for around 20 minutes then we’ll all have the chance for some networking over a few drinks afterwards.
Monday 29 Oct 2015 - Lighthouse
Bytes is a web-industry focused mini-conference to be held at Lighthouse, a hub for creative industries in the centre of Brighton, on Thursday 29th October. If you are just starting out, or an industry professional this affordable mini-conf will help you gain insight from our highly experienced key note speakers, with topics ranging from development and design to workflows and performance tips. Every penny raised will be divided between our two charities - abandofbrothers and drop4drop. By attenting this mini-conf you are helping these great causes. There will also be a chance for you to win some excellent swag - make sure you bring some extra pennies to be in with a chance of walking away with some prizes.
Tuesday 30 Oct 2015 - The Grand Hotel
To celebrate 18 years of Martlets Hospice, IEP Financial is organising a fantastic Halloween Ball on Friday 30th October at The Grand Hotel, Brighton. An evening of brilliant entertaining and fundraising with all proceeds going to the Martlets Hospice.
Wednesday 31 Oct 2015 - Stanmer Park
You are cordially invited to an evening of mystery, intrigue, murder and sumptuous food, set against the backdrop of a Grade I listed Georgian manor house. This Halloween, join us for an atmospheric reception drink, indulgent 3 course meal, and solve the murder mystery! Tickets are £59.95 per person (includes entry, reception drink and 3-course dinner). Book early to avoid disappointment!
Sunday 7 Nov 2015 - Brighton Racecourse
Back for a 3rd Year, Brighton’s biggest fair, the Brighton Christmas Gift Fair Spectacular showcases on Saturday 7th November 2015. Bring your Christmas list as this year is one to beat with unique shopping zones in Grandstand hall and premier hall plus an exciting Christmas market welcoming over 130 indoor and outdoor stands with 1000s of gifts to choose from. Shop for Christmas decorations, festive food & drink, stunning jewellery, ceramics, glassware, interior & home accessories, contemporary designs, beauty & fashion, vintage gifts, handmade crafts, traditional toys, children’s gifts, gardening gifts, gadgets and lots more! While the kids are enjoying themselves at the Grotto and Kids Zone, sample tasty treats in the food and drink zone or shop for exciting gifts you won’t see on the high street. Don’t miss the show performances, musicians, special guests and choir singers all live on stage! Plus we’re giving away free prize draws all day! Plus a FOOD & DRINK Zone & HAND MADE CRAFT ZONE. For much more show information, book tickets or see the show’s timetable visit Brighton Christmas gift Fair Spectacular! We can’t wait to see you! Visit the website for more information to book advance tickets or Santa Grotto
Friday 5 Dec 2015 - Cornerstone Community Centre
So the Year is almost at an end. Are you looking back on it and thinking what have I accomplished or I am not where I thought I would be? Maybe you are feeling disappointed with yourself, another year gone and not what you planned it to be. If you are thinking or feeling any of the above then it’s important to remember the need to celebrate the steps that you accomplish in your life. So many of us get bogged down by what we are not achieving or doing etc that we overlook all the success that we have on a daily basis. I teach you: • Daily habits to help you to become more aware on your successes • Ways that you take on a positive mental attitude. • Teach you habits that will help you to remain focused and grounded • Show you just how far you have come • and take away the negative feeling & thoughts of all the things that haven’t happened yet!! • Celebrate your year with a BIG BANG!
Friday 5 Dec 2015 - The Keep Archives
This introductory seminar seeks to introduce participants to the writing, language and dating of documents written in England and Wales during the last millennium, concentrating on the period since 1550. The tutor, Christopher Whittick, has taught palaeography and administrative history for several universities, including the archive training course at University College London. Participants will be sent papers in advance and be expected to have read and absorbed them by the date of the seminar; there will also be unseen work, and students are encouraged to send or bring their own examples which can then be deciphered in class. Please ring 01273 482349 to book your place and make payment.
Friday 19 Sep 2015 - Victoria Gardens
Fiery Food Festival is a celebration of spicy food and in particular the chilli. Hot food and chilli related products will be on sale. There will be the annual National Chilli Award competition, Chilli Eating Competition, Cooking demonstrations, Music, Comedy, Beer and Chilli Cocktails.
Sunday 28 Mar 2016 - Various Venues, Brighton
6th International Conference on Bioinformatics is going to be held at Valencia, Spain during March 28-29, 2016 which concentrates on foremost topics such as Structural Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Emerging Trends in Proteomics and Genomics, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Bioinformatics Algorithms, Tool and Databases, Bio-statistics, Immunology and Drug Discovery, Clinical Informatics, Translational Bioinformatics, Molecular Enzymology, Bioinformatics Business Trends
Friday 26 Oct 2015 - Dorothy Stringer Sports Complex
Translational Medicine-2015 welcomes attendees, presenters, and exhibitors from all over the world to Baltimore, USA. We are delighted to invite you all to attend and register for the “4th International Conference on Translational Medicine which is going to be held during October 26-28, 2015 at Baltimore, USA.
Monday 29 Oct 2015 - The Old Market
Following a complete sell-out run in 2014, Copperdollar return with their huge celebration for Halloween and Mexican Day of the Dead. If you missed another Copperdollar’s ‘The Back of Beyond’ show at Glastonbury 2015, now is your chance to join in one huge celebration for Halloween and Mexican Day of the Dead here at The Old Market. Enter into the bizarre bonanza of dead Carny folk and find yourself drawn into their hypnotic world. Cut loose to the far side of reality, relax in a coffin and make friends with the dead. For this is a night to remember, a place you’ll never forget, where the future is past and yesterday hasn’t been! Copperdollar’s parties are a visual feast of art, performance and music with resident DJ Marc Stylus, who has rocked the floor at The Famous Spiegeltent, Lost Vagueness, Electro Blues Nights and many more. With new dances and acts to join in, let’s raise the roof and celebrate life in style. “Hard to describe, impossible to forget” Nick Hollywood, Freshly Squeezed Records. Website: Facebook: Copperdollar: The Back of Beyond Dates: Thursday 29 October Friday 30 October Saturday 31 October Times: 8:00pm - 2:00am Tickets: £15.00. Earlybird Tickets: £12.00 [Limited Availability, Ends September!] TOM’s Friends: 15% Off. Ages: 18+ only.
Tuesday 30 Nov 2015 - St Helens Church Hall
We invite you to attend the 6th International Conference on Clinical and Experimental Cardiology to be held at San Antonio, USA during Nov 30- Dec 2, 2015 organized by OMICS International Conferences will bring together world-class professors, scientists and cardiologists to discuss strategies for disease remediation for heart in this cardiology conference. International cardiology conference 2015 is designed to provide diverse and current education that will keep medical professionals abreast of the issues affecting the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The Cardiology 2015 will be organized around the theme "One Step Further Towards Cardio Research”.
Wednesday 17 Sep 2015 - The Old Market
A FREE outdoor installation, brand new for The Old Market and Brighton Digital Festival 2015. For a week in September, you are invited to come and explore the space OUTSIDE The Old Market’s historic building, as digital-mapping experts Shared Space & Light augment your reality. Seemingly-normal street lamps burst alive with eerie stories from the ether. Told by digital incarnations of professional storytellers, these fantastical tales will be shared only with those who gather below. How To Experience Talking Posts: This unique installation runs from dusk until 10:30pm each night. There is no start time, no beginning or end - experience Talking Posts throughout the evening [approx 30 minutes “running time”.] No need to book, just wander through. Talking Posts is commissioned as part of The Old Market’s Brighton Digital Festival programme 2015. Stay for a drink in TOM’s Bar after experiencing Talking Posts to find out more about our work with new technologies. Website:
Sunday 21 Sep 2015 - Brighton Train Station
The Waiting Wall is a digital version of Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall that we can all use, displaying anonymous messages submitted by people waiting at the station.For a week in September, commuters waiting at Brighton Station will notice a new display as they look up from their free newspapers. Despite appearances, this will not be displaying the usual advertisements or train departure times; instead anonymous messages from fellow commuters will be shown for all the public to see. Inspired by author and philosopher Alain de Botton’s idea of transforming Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall into something that we can all use: “…an electronic version of The Wailing Wall… would anonymously broadcast our inner woes… The wall would offer a basic yet infinitely comforting – public acknowledgement that … none us are alone in the extent of our troubles.” – Alain de Botton. It’s often when waiting, for something or someone, that there is the time to reflect. This can be uncomfortable or it can be a blessing: a break from rushing around where we are never quite alone with our thoughts. Let worries, regrets and hopes bubble to the surface. Anonymously share them with the wall so we can all find consolation from the fact that none of us are alone in our private world of innermost feelings. Visit to see the wall and post a message. Let your private thoughts out and contribute to something beautiful. Musician & technologist: Alan Donohoe, designer & technologist: Steven Parker are: Free The Trees. They were inspired by, and extremely grateful to, Alain de Botton Links: / @thewaitingwall/

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