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Thursday 11 Feb 2016 - The Better Half Pub
Come and taste a selection of quality wines from the cellar of The Better Half pub in Hove. Andy Wiseman from The Wine Warehouse in Shoreham will introduce each wine with cheese to accompany.
Thursday 11 Feb 2016 - Varndean School
Showcasing talents in the musical and drama field, where a love stricken man feeds an ever increasing bloodthirsty plant. It looks to be a very entertaining evening. Audrey II seems to be developing well…
Friday 12 Feb 2016 - Varndean School
Showcasing talents in the musical and drama field, where a love stricken man feeds an ever increasing bloodthirsty plant. It looks to be a very entertaining evening. Audrey II seems to be developing well…
Friday 12 Feb 2016 - Latest Music Bar
Saints of the Lot are back with an exciting and enticing night of live music, poetry, art, burlesque (with a twist) and a lot of dancing. Based on the art of kissing, Philematology promises to be a night you won't forget. Featuring live music from Norway's Sturle Dagsland and Brighton's Rocking Horse Club. Burlesque from Sirona Thorneycroft, Dixie Dread, Crysi de Myllo and Betty Nails. Don't miss out on this!
Saturday 13 Feb 2016 - Varndean School
Showcasing talents in the musical and drama field, where a love stricken man feeds an ever increasing bloodthirsty plant. It looks to be a very entertaining evening. Audrey II seems to be developing well… Tickets available from 12/01/16
Sunday 14 Feb 2016 - The Clock Tower
Never mind the roses and chocolates - enjoy a distinctly different Valentines experience . Whether you're in a couple or not , take a trip with me around the city and learn about some of the "crimes passionelle " that have taken place on its dark streets , including Dr Warder - death by prescription Violetta Kaye and the body in the trunk Christiana Edmunds - The Victorian Chocolate Poisoner and more besides ................ As always my tours are only £ 5 per person - this one is not suitable for children or those who may suspect their partners have secret plans !!!
Sunday 21 Feb 2016 - The Fair Shop
This is the second date for Swishing in Febuary! This one too will only be women's due to spacing issues. £5 entry bring up to 10 items! Hope to see your wonderful faces either on the 7th or this one! How does it work? Clothes Swapping Boutique Fear not, here at Rags Revival events you won't need your crash helmet and knee pads to fend people off from the best stuff! It works on a free flow basis and as different people come through the event the stock changes constantly! You can bring up to 10 items - Clothes, Shoes, Hats, Bags, Jewelry (We do ask that you bring quality secondhand items - e.g. not those holey short shorts you have been wearing to the gym or the £2 tank you brought last year) The clothes DO NOT have to be vintage but of course would love them! I have mirrors and a changing screen to see how your new fabulous finds looks on you. For some events children's clothes are also included. If this is the case then you can bring children's clothing instead of women's or a mixture of the two. There is no age cap and all tokens cross over so no matter what you bring you can spend them on anything. Each item is worth one token - Simple! When you arrive with your items you can either 1. Keep your clothes, look through the rails and make sure there are enough items that you want to swish/swap, before parting with those items that have been collecting dust at the back of your wardrobe. Then when you are ready you can literally swap each item for another! Also, this way you can keep some of your clothes you brought if you aren't quite ready to part with them yet and just swish a couple of pieces! 2. Hand in your items straight away and receive tokens and I will put your items straight out. These tokens you can spend to get any item already out or that comes later in the event. If you have any tokens left, keep them! Come to the next event and spend them there! P.S - Don't feel bad that the clothes aren't going to charity because anything that doesn't swish for a few events I give to chairty :-)
Saturday 27 Feb 2016 - Hanover Community Centre
In order to raise much needed funds for the Hanover Community Centre, the HCA are holding a table top sale. Entrance fee is 50p per person and children can enter for free. There will also be yummy cakes and refreshments on sale, so come along and grab yourself a bargain. Many thanks for your support.
Sunday 28 Feb 2016 - Madiera Drive,
Join our Bloodwise running team and be part of a community of thousands taking on challenges all around the country, for one common goal: beating blood cancer. Every stride you take and every penny you raise will help us stop people dying, make patients' lives better and stop people from getting blood cancer in the first place. We can offer guaranteed charity places for only £25! This £25 goes directly to the race organisers so we ask that you raise a minimum of £250 in sponsorship, to fund our life-saving work. Our runners are provided with fantastic support and fundraising advice from our dedicated running team; our beautiful new Bloodwise running tops and post-race refreshments in our marquee on the day. Already have a place? If you have already secured your place and would like to fundraise for us please drop us an email. You'll receive exactly the same support as our charity place runners so we'd love to have you become part of our team.
Sunday 28 Feb 2016 - Brighton Dome Cafe Bar
The Seaside Spring Spectacular Wedding Fair celebrates all that is quirky, unique,vintage, retro, boho and whimsical. If you are an offbeat bride-to-be then this is most definitely the wedding fair for you! Held in the large bright and airy Cafe Bar at Brighton's Dome and showcasing the talents of the South's finest alternative suppliers, this is one not to be missed!
Tuesday 2 Mar 2016 - King & Queen
Maude Casey from Brighton Migrant Solidarity (BMS) will talk about supporting migrants in Calais and Dunkerque, as well as here in Brighton and Hove, through the BMS Network of Care, thousand4 £1000 scheme and Destitution Fund. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month, except August, at 7:30pm for an 8pm start at The King & Queen pub, 13-17 Marlborough Place, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UB, about ten minutes’ walk from Brighton Station. The meetings usually take the form of a talk, followed by questions and discussion. Admission is free and the meetings are open to all.
Friday 5 Mar 2016 - Junkyard Dogs
Jenga world championship.... there are no heats it's one day and knockout rounds. the person who keeps their head above the mounting pile of blocks will be crowned jenga world champion 2016! Please arrive by 3pm to register and we will be getting started right away. This is just going to be serious tongue in cheek fun with a very serious trophy for the champion.
Saturday 6 Mar 2016 - The American Express Community Stadium
Indulge your Mum this Mother's Day by treating her to a delicious afternoon tea. Our Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea includes a delicious selection of sandwiches, freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and jam, a selection of cakes and pastries, along with freshly brewed tea or coffee.
Friday 12 Mar 2016 - Blind Veterans UK
Come along and bag yourself a bargain! Saturday 12th March 2 - 4pm Bric-a-Brac Sale in The Ballroom at Blind Veterans UK, Greenways, Ovingdean, Brighton BN2 7BS Entrance to the Ballroom is via the top car park Limited parking available Refreshments For more information, contact Rachel on 01273 391455
Friday 19 Mar 2016 - St. Paul's Art Centre
We're so delighted to announce our first ever Worthing Rant takes place on Sat 19th March at St. Paul's Centre, Worthing. We'd be ecstatic if you'd join us (Brighton Ceilidh Collective) in our ceilidh wildness and good-humoured nonsense. Brighton Ceilidh Collective are an experienced and vibrant ceilidh band based in East Sussex. We produce our own ceilidh events in and around Sussex called Rants. Rants are unlike any ceilidh you've been to before. They're not about being perfect or conforming to traditions, they're all about 'ceilidh attitude'! 'Ceilidh attitude' is vivacious, high energy and care free. It's not worrying about getting the dance steps right, but instead offering you the freedom to throw yourself headlong into the party no matter how many left feet you may have. Our talented musicians play a mix of fabulous music from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales as well as awesome tunes from much further afield. Instruments include accordion, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bagpipes, percussion and guitar. Ceilidhs are such social occasions, it's no problem to arrive on your own as everybody dances with everybody else as a matter of course. You'll find that your feet will hardly touch the ground all evening. Our dance caller clearly explains all the moves before each dance and then guides you through the steps with her unique blend of enthusiasm and good humour. The band get thoroughly involved in proceedings too and it's always clear that they're having the best of times along with our dancers. The Rant is 8pm – 11pm (doors at 7.45pm). Tickets are £10 in advance or £15 on the door. We love chatting about all things ceilidh, so if you've got any questions, please get in touch!
Wednesday 17 Apr 2016 - Preston Park
Support and fundraise for Coeliac UK by doing the Brighton Marathon. This is a fast, flat, marathon in and around Brighton and Hove, supported by cheering crowds and featuring some fantastic coastal views. Brighton is just under an hour by rail from London and only half an hour from London Gatwick Airport. There is also a direct rail link from the Eurostar Service at St Pancras, as well as easy access from the major ports of Dover, Portsmouth, Southampton and the local port of Newhaven. Central Brighton is around 10 minutes' walk from the train station. National Express coaches also regularly service the city. • Date: Sunday 17 April 2016 • Location: Brighton • Event type: Running • Distance: 26.2 miles • Challenge level: Challenging • Registration fee: £25 • Minimum fundraising pledge: £750 Every one of our runners will receive: - a Coeliac UK running vest or t shirt - a Coeliac UK fundraising pack - training advice For more information on taking part in this event, or for a fundraising pack, please email fundraising@coeliac.org.uk, or nick.cook@coeliac.org.uk. Alternatively, call the Fundraising Team on 01494 796724. 1 in 100 people in the UK has coeliac disease. Coeliac UK works to improve their experience of healthcare, ensures their gluten-free diet is easy to manage and drives research which delivers new solutions to the problems of living with the condition. We want to see the needs of people with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) met and recognised by everyone in their everyday lives. We do this by: • providing expert and independent information to help people manage their health and diet • campaigning for better access to diagnosis and care and better access to food in and out of the home • researching the nature of the disease and potential cures. Our work supports everyone with coeliac disease and DH. We operate as a Membership organisation and anyone with an interest in coeliac disease can join to receive our services or help with our campaign and research work. You can find out more information about Coeliac UK on our website: https://www.coeliac.org.uk/home/ Join us on Facebook and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/CoeliacUK/
Thursday 11 Jun 2016 - The Old Ship Hotel,
A fantastic murder mystery evening including a 3 course dinner at the Old Ship Hotel
Tuesday 2 Jul 2016 - Stanmer Park
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life series is back for 2016 and now open for entries. So ladies, lace up your trainers and kick start the New Year with a resolution to help beat cancer sooner. We have a choice of two distances; a 5k and a 10k. 5K is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities. Participants can walk, jog or charge their way around the course. Twice the distance, twice the fight. 10K is a great distance to try for members who want to push themselves that bit further. Lets help beat cancer sooner!
Wednesday 3 Jul 2016 - Stanmer Park
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life series is back for 2016 and now open for entries. So ladies, lace up your trainers and kick start the New Year with a resolution to help beat cancer sooner. When we fight, we fight dirty! Pretty Muddy isn’t like any other fundraising event. It is a 5K muddy obstacle course where women of any ability can climb, jog and walk around the obstacle course. Together we can beat cancer!
Saturday 13 Aug 2016 - Blind Veterans UK
Join us on the annual Ride for Life Beyond Sight Loss charity motorcycle ride from the Fire Training College, Moreton-in-Marsh to our centre in Ovingdean, Brighton in support of Blind Veterans UK. Registration £15 per person, which includes a commemorative ride badge. Why not stay overnight at the training college on Friday 12th August so you are fresh for the 9am start? Accommodation (incl. dinner/breakfast): Double £95 (ie £47.50 each)/Double single occupancy £80/Single £60 Camping is available (for Sat eve) at our centre in Ovingdean for £10 pp, which includes breakfast. The Route: • Leaving the Fire Training College in Moreton-in-Marsh at 9am • Comfort stop • Lunch break at Loomies Café, Petersfield, where you can also join the ride • Finish line at our centre in Ovingdean via Brighton seafront To register please go to: www.blindveterans.org.uk/bikeride For more information, contact Rachel on 01273 391455 or email rachel.chitty@blindveterans.org.uk
Wednesday 24 Sep 2016 - The Old Ship Hotel,
Fantastic murder mystery evening with 3 course dinner at the Old Ship Hotel
Saturday 13 Feb 2016 - Rialto Theatre
Featuring The Black Fields, Jack Kristiansen and brand 'Spanking' new Burlesque trio, The Foo Foo Fighters. Plus Guest performers. A night full of entertainment, The Expertease Cabaret will take you on a journey that will leave you wanting more. Expect a roller coaster ride full of Fun, Frolics and Frilly knickers. Treat yourselves this Valentines.
Saturday 27 Feb 2016 - The Brighton Centre
Europe's prime vegan festival VegfestUK Brighton returns to the modern and spacious Brighton Centre on February 27th 28th 2016, after a very successful event in March 2015 drawing 12,000 visitors altogether! VegfestUK Brighton is a celebration of all things vegan with loads of stalls serving awesome food as well as bodycare, clothes, accessories, gifts and also lots of campaigning groups and merchandise, plus stacks of info, talks, demos, performances, passion and positive energy. Loads of freebies and tasters add to the attraction. Brand-new activities include: The FxEctive Factor on Saturday, looking at creative peaceful ways of vegan outreach (music and activism) Activists Summit on Sunday, with workshops and discussions on vegan advocacy A Teachers Vegan Summit on Saturday, showing teachers and individuals in the teaching profession how to promote veganism in schools A Mature Zone with extra seating for visitors in their advanced years looking for tips on vegan nutrition & health Coming on top of these new features are: 200 stalls Stacks of special offers and free tasters!!! Huge savings on leading brands Food Village with 18 caterers (including juice/smoothie bars + licensed bars serving vegan alcoholic drinks) Hemp Expo on ground floor with hemp stalls and talks & films on hemp UK Vegan Comedy Festival (Sunday only) Talks on Nutrition and Health Talks on Lifestyle and Campaigns Cookery Demos Teen VGN Zone for teenage vegans Performance Area for Live Music Cinema Kids Area Expected 12,000 visitors throughout the weekend Free Nutritional Advice for visitors Fun for all the family!!!! Everything at the event is 100% vegan - no animal products permitted
Saturday 27 Feb 2016 - The Brighton Centre
Europe's prime vegan festival VegfestUK Brighton returns to the modern and spacious Brighton Centre on February 27th 28th 2016, after a very successful event in March 2015 drawing 12,000 visitors altogether! VegfestUK Brighton is a celebration of all things vegan with loads of stalls serving awesome food as well as bodycare, clothes, accessories, gifts and also lots of campaigning groups and merchandise, plus stacks of info, talks, demos, performances, passion and positive energy. Loads of freebies and tasters add to the attraction. Brand-new activities include: The FxEctive Factor on Saturday, looking at creative peaceful ways of vegan outreach (music and activism) Activists Summit on Sunday, with workshops and discussions on vegan advocacy A Teachers Vegan Summit on Saturday, showing teachers and individuals in the teaching profession how to promote veganism in schools A Mature Zone with extra seating for visitors in their advanced years looking for tips on vegan nutrition & health Coming on top of these new features are: 200 stalls Stacks of special offers and free tasters!!! Huge savings on leading brands Food Village with 18 caterers (including juice/smoothie bars + licensed bars serving vegan alcoholic drinks) Hemp Expo on ground floor with hemp stalls and talks & films on hemp UK Vegan Comedy Festival (Sunday only) Talks on Nutrition and Health Talks on Lifestyle and Campaigns Cookery Demos Teen VGN Zone for teenage veggies/vegans Performance Area for Live Music Cinema Kids Area Expected 12,000 visitors throughout the weekend Free Nutritional Advice for visitors Fun for all the family!!!! Everything at the event is 100% vegan - no animal products permitted
Saturday 27 Feb 2016 - The Brighton Centre
Housed inside the cavernous Brighton Centre, with luxury, guilt-free eating on tap across the weekend, such delights include Caribbean, Chinese, BBQ and Indian curries, smoothies and ice- creams, as well as a stream of cakes, snacks, fresh juices and desserts, all 100% vegan. Regularly attracting more than 12,000 visitors, other attractions include live cookery demonstrations, Animal rights workshops, music performances, The UK Vegan Comedy Festival, Cinema and Kids Cookery classes as well as Nutrition and Health lectures from industry professionals. The festival stands as one of the highlights of the year for those passionate about food as well as the vegan lifestyle. Vegfest UK takes place on February 27th and 28th 2016 at the Brighton Centre. Advance tickets will be on sale from December 2015 at www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk/admission with BUY ONE GET ONE FREE offers running till Dec 31st 2015, and BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE offers running till Jan 31st 2016.
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
Wednesday 17 Mar 2016 - Brighton Corn Exchange
There will be over 160 beers from across the UK, including new beer launches from some of our Sussex breweries, plus a large selection of ciders and perries. There will also be an excellent selection of British and foreign bottled beers to drink at the venue or take away. A variety of food will also be on sale, including vegetarian and vegan options. This year, all the beer will be cooled throughout the festival. This means that it should be in the same excellent condition on the Saturday evening as it is when we open on Thursday.Advance tickets will be available from Monday 11 January to Friday 11 March from the following outlets: Evening Star, Brighton; Gardener’s Arms, Lewes; Duke of Wellington, Shoreham-by-Sea; Selden Arms, Worthing; and Beer Essentials, Horsham. www.sussexbeerfestival.co.uk.
Saturday 27 Mar 2016 - Rialto Theatre
A series of showcases for members of the Maydays improv courses.
Monday 8 Aug 2016 - Grand Brighton Hotel
Dental Medicine 2016 is an uncommon occasion intended for International Dental and Oral well-being experts to encourage the dispersal and use of exploration discoveries identified with oral well-being and the collaborations in the middle of oral and systemic well-being.The meeting is going to be held in Toronto,Canada from August 08-10,2016.

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