MEMBERS – GENERAL ARTS
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.
Contact Tom Jones 01273 945407 or 07775736126
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 celebrating our 30th Anniversary this year (2019) and from April we will meet at our new venue, 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.)
Membership Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 07919 578968
BRIGHTON & HOVE NATIONAL TRUST
BRIGHTON DOME & BRIGHTON FESTIVAL
The Brighton and Hove branch of the ESU meet nearly every month at the Hove Club, in central Hove, where they have a programme of talks by experienced speakers on a wide range of topics.
Arthur J Collins, OBE 01273 307335
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 varied programme of events throughout the year: visits to places of interest in the summer, talks on a variety of subjects in the winter.
In addition, we have planning permission to install a stone plinth on the King’s Esplanade at the foot of Grand Avenue. The plinth will be used for changing displays of sculpture, inspired by the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.
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 PRESERVATION SOCIETY
We were founded originally in 1937 as the Ratepayers Association and Preservation Society, but became a charity in 1960 with the object of preserving and improving the village, its amenities and rural surroundings. Our current activities continue to promote village life by maintaining the Windmill and opening it to the public, working with BHCC to improve the facilities in the Kipling Gardens, and encourage a range of Events and Exhibitions at The Grange.
Contact Ann Johnson
ROYAL PAVILION & MUSEUMS TRUST
SANCTUARY ON SEA
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.
From April to October we run a series of free Classical music concerts 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. From the collection, we pay our performers a modest ‘fee’ – really a contribution towards their costs. The remainder goes towards paying for our concert-worthy 1904 Bechstein piano.
61 St James’s Street, Brighton, BN2 1PR
01273 698601 / 07796 440670
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.
Sussex Guild, Southover Grange, Southover Road, Lewes BN71TP
Contact Helen Warren, Publicity Officer, 01273 731792