Brighton & Hove French Circle

Cercle Français de Brighton et Hove

Founded in 1915

Talks in French and social activities with a French theme.   Most talks are illustrated.   This often helps if your French is a bit rusty or you lack confidence.   There is plenty of time to chat in French at meetings, but speaking in French is not obligatory.  Vous serez tous les bienvenus.

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Brighton & Hove Quill of Poetry

The Brighton & Hove Quill of Poetry was founded by Terry Godwin and Geoff Tabrah in 2016.

We hold two meetings a week, both at the Brighthelm Community Centre.  On Mondays (except bank holidays), we meet informally at the Centre from 3-4pm or longer to read and discuss poetry; all are welcome to join us.  On Thursdays, we have a reading in the Radio Room from 4-5pm; space for this is limited to seven persons so we need to arrange this in advance.
The Thursday Radio Room reading is recorded, and you can listen to it from the next day on Mixcloud/brightonquill (see below for link).  You can read or have your poetry read, just listen, and be recorded.  We are keen to hear from more poets,  have more members join our group, and  hear from poets who would like to chat with us in our radio room.

We have also compiled “We love Brighton and Hove”, a book of poems written by Sussex poets,  published in Autumn 2017.  (See Amazon for details)

For further information please ring Terry Godwin on 01273 553782 or email to

Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Sussex, The

The Society was launched as the “Mid Sussex Gilbert and Sullivan Society” in May 2011 from a nucleus of enthusiasts brought together by Melvyn Tarran, curator of “The World of Gilbert and Sullivan Museum” then at Oak Hall Sheffield Park. We are affiliated to the London G & S Society. The name was changed to “The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Sussex” in 2012.


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

Poetry for Pleasure

Poetry readings at the Cornerstone Community Centre, Palmeira Square/Church Road, Hove BN3 2FL.

Mondays at 12.00 noon

Contact Marek Urbanowicz

Shoreham Wordfest

Charity number: 1163258
Shoreham Wordfest is a community arts organisation, featuring an annual autumn literary festival and a range of activities throughout the year including school and community projects, creative writing workshops, competitions and slams, drama productions.
Our aim is to develop local creativity as well as featuring inspirational authors and performers.