All Saints Church Hove

A unique venue on The Drive, in the heart of Hove.   We hold Lunchtime concerts every Thursday, usually June to October;  free admission with a retiring collection.

Sarah Rogers 01273 733331



Arts Society Brighton & Hove

THE ARTS SOCIETY BRIGHTON & HOVE, formerly The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS),  works to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the preservation of artistic heritage.

We meet on the first Tuesday of the month (excluding July, August and September) at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD, at 10.15am.  We currently have 150+ members.


Arts Society East Sussex

Formerly known as The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS), The Arts Society East Sussex works to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the preservation of artistic heritage.  From Chichester in the west to Hastings in the east there are twenty four individual Societies in the NADFAS Sussex Area which bring together groups of like-minded individuals through regular meetings, lectures by top experts, study days, visits, tours and a number of volunteering activities including Church Recording, Heritage Volunteering and our Young Arts programmes.

We are celebrated our 30th Anniversary in 2019  and now meet at The Hove Club, 28 Fourth Avenue, Hove BN3 2PJ.
Join us for our illustrated lectures, doors open from 6.45pm on the last Wednesday in the month, and on our frequent visits and holidays.
Annual Membership Fee £50 includes lectures, the quarterly Arts Society magazine, an opportunity to expand your knowledge of fine and decorative arts and meet new friends.
(Visitors are now limited by prior arrangement at £8 per lecture.)

Contact: Membership Secretary –  or phone: 07919 578968




Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival

Situated at the heart of the city in the Royal Pavilion Estate, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is an arts charity made up of an historic venue, an annual festival and a music education service.  Together we bring the arts and culture to a wide and diverse audience with over 600 events a year. 
Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE
Registered Charity Number: 249748   

Grey Matters Productions

This Community Interest Company was set up by Brighton & Hove Council, Brighton & Hove Older People’s Council, Brighton & Hove Pensioners’ Forum and the local branch of Age Concern (now Age UK).  It makes fortnightly hour-long programmes of interest to older people in the community which are broadcast on Brighton’s Community Radio Station, “RadioReverb”, and on Brighton’s Hospital Radio Station, “Coastway Radio”.

Each edition contains interviews, features, music and memories.  In the last twelve months we’ve covered topics such as neighbourhood care, older drivers, and lunch clubs, and highlighted other facilities and sources of support available to older people.  We’ve looked at a newly-formed amateur dance company whose members are all over the age of sixty, and examined the suitability of  sports such as tennis and bowls for older people.  We’ve also heard reminiscences of life in Brighton and Hove in the earlier parts of the twentieth century.  In addition to the benefit we provide to our listeners, our team members, most of whom have no previous experience in broadcasting, are learning new skills such as interviewing for radio.

Contact Richard Davis 01273 506598

Hove Civic Society

The object of Hove Civic Society is to stimulate community interest in the beauty, history and character of Hove and its surroundings.  We arrange a programme of talks on a variety of subjects which are free for all to attend.

The focus of our work is to improve the public realm and promote Space for People.  We promote great public art through our Hove Plinth initiative – a platform on Hove seafront for changing displays of sculpture.

Reg. Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) No. 1187602



Regency Society of Brighton & Hove

The Regency Society seeks to protect and improve the built environment of our city and to inform the public about it.   Our lecture programme runs from October to April, with talks on subjects such as architecture, design, town planning and local history.  We also run study tours to learn from conservation and development activities elsewhere.

Reg. Charity: 210194



Rottingdean Heritage

Formed in 1933 and registered as a charity in 1960 we are responsible for the upkeep and management of many of the historical features in Rottingdean.

Contact: Mr Barry Wright, Membership Secretary
m: 07753 814425


Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust

The Royal Pavilion and Museums includes the famous regency palace of George IV, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Hove Museum & Art Gallery, the Booth Museum of Natural History and Preston Manor.  Our collections include natural history, world art, fine art, local history and archaeology, fashion and toys, film and media, with over a million objects in our collections.
On 1 October 2020 management of Royal Pavilion & Museums transferred from Brighton & Hove City Council to a new charity: the Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust.


Sanctuary on Sea

Part of the City of Sanctuary movement.
Sanctuary on Sea celebrates the contribution of those who have sought refuge in Brighton & Hove and aims to reduce isolation, fear, and exclusion in the city.
We coordinate Refugee Week every June and organise events throughout the year to bring communities together.

St Mary’s Church, Kemptown

St Mary’s is a serenely beautiful Victorian church, friendly and inclusive, which doubles up as an atmospheric venue with a superb acoustic for music performance and recording.  We seek to make quality music available to all for free or at affordable prices.

At various points during the year we run a series of Fine Music For Free recitals on early Saturday evenings.  The recitals are free and include complimentary refreshments afterwards, but we do ask people to give what they can in a retiring collection.  The majority of this collection is used to pay our performers a modest ‘fee’ – really a contribution towards their costs.  The remainder goes towards paying for expenses, allowing us to continue holding these events.

61 St James’s Street, Brighton, BN2 1PR

01273 698601 / 07796 440670



Sussex Guild

The Guild was founded in 1970 and is a registered Charity (292234).  It aims to raise standards in the field of applied art and increase public awareness of fine craftsmanship and promote members’ work.  Craftspeople who live and work in Sussex and surrounding counties, whose work has been approved by a selection panel, are offered membership.

The Shop & Gallery is open every day except Christmas Day, 10.00 – 5.00.  It is run by members for members.

The Sussex Guild, Southover Grange, Southover Road, Lewes BN71TP

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