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Easter eggsSaturday 5th April 1pm – 4pm
Fun, games and activities for everyone!

  • Spring treasure hunt
  • Café Marcus
  • Circus skills
  • Dressing up
  • Face painting
  • Connie’s cakes
  • Albion players
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bandbazi-youth-logoOn Thursday 27 March One Youth Brighton are hosting a free Bandbazi circus skills workshop for 10-13 year olds.

It will be held at One Church, Florence Road (find the map here Florence Road)

The session will run from 6:30 – 8:30pm and will be open to all young people. Hannah from Bandbazi has trained with Cirque du Soleil and will focus on building confidence and team work with the young people.

For more info, please contact Sally on 01273 694746 or sally.macleod103@gmail.com

ecofestflyer13After last years 20th birthday celebration, the Magpie Eco Festival is now an annual event. This family friendly and FREE community event will be held on Saturday 5th October from 12noon until 9pm in Saunders Park – Brighton.

In addition to the outdoor Park Stage, this year will also feature Shabitat Indoor Acoustic Stage.  The “Crusty Disco”- a converted recycling milkfloat – will once again be providing a platform where you can be a DJ for 30 minutes.

Lots of games, activities and entertainment for all ages!  More information on the Magpie website.

The LevelThe fences are coming down at the south end of The Level, which includes the children’s play area and the new skatepark, on Friday 26 July at 5pm, just in time for the summer holidays.

There will be ‘dancing’ fountains, a sensory garden, tables for board games and ping pong, a pétanque and seated bowls area, and picnic tables with embedded chessboards. Historic features from the early 1920s have been restored, including the park pavilions. The new skatepark, on the other side of the central Rose Walk path, will also be open for skaters and BMX riders.

The CityParks Projects team which has spearheaded the £2.3m restoration project, expects the rest of the northern area (including the specially-designed 2D artwork where the north lawns paths cross), plus the new eco-friendly café, to open in late August or early September.  The date for a grand opening event for the whole community to take part in and enjoy will be announced as soon as possible.

Find out more about the Level restoration project on the council’s website.

The Right Here project is putting on a new activity called Walk and Talk.

The activity will be group walks with 6 young people (16-25) at a time, who have been experiencing social isolation and challenges with meeting new people or being in groups. Each participant will initially meet 1:1 with a counsellor to discuss their feelings about the walk and any barriers, doubts, fears etc which they might be experiencing. On the day of the walk itself, the 6 participants will be accompanied by the two counsellors who have been meeting the participants 1:1, who will offer support along the way, as well as a youth worker (and a volunteer assistant) who will lead the walk, including facilitating some ice breaking and team building games. A day or two after the walk, the participants will meet with one of the counsellors again 1-1 to talk about how the day went for them. A few days after that, the group of participants will meet again as a group for some facilitated reflection on their experiences of the walk and meeting each other. Read the rest of this entry »

Community Picnic & Take Part Local invite you to T in the Park –  Sunday 30th June 11.00am to 3.00pm at Hollingdean Park, Lynchet Close.

  • Traditional sports day races 11.15takepart_logo
  • Hula Hooping 12.15
  • Skatejam 2.00pm (free coaching session 1pm-2pm)
  • Family games; Tug of War; Volley ball
  • and lots more…

Bring a picnic

Children’s Centre café open

Sunday 30th June 11am – 3pm: Hollingdean Park, Lynchet Close

Once again T in the Park has teamed up with Take Part Local for this fun annual event. There will be the ever popular Traditional Races; a skatejam open to all; hula hooping; tug of war; lots of family games and much more. Bring a picnic or treat yourself at the Children’s Centre café.

Look out for the posters with more information or contact Liz 236160 elizabethlee@trustdevcom.org.uk or Laura 293458 laura.wood@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Girl skaterThe UK’s top female skateboarder Lucy Adams will be coaching young women (ages 14-25) for eight weeks in skate parks across the city from 12 May.

The lessons are £16 for 8 weeks, and will take place on Sundays at 9.30 – 11.30am.  If you are interested in taking part, call Ricardo Magee, the council’s Skate Park Development Worker on 292726 or email him on: ricardo.magee@brighton-hove.gov.uk

More information on the council’s website.

Skateboarding artFree skate sessions at Hollingdean skate park. Booking is essential – places are limited!

Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th April (Girls Only)

Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th April (all welcome)

Both workshops 10am–12pm for aged 5+.  Contact Laura Wood: 01273 293458 or email laura.wood@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Allsorts Youth ProjectAllsorts are currently recruiting for volunteers, particularly Bi, BME LGBT and Trans to help run weekly drop-in. After six months there may also be the opportunity to help with the groups.

The purpose of this role is to help Allsorts staff to run a supportive drop-in space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and unsure (LGBTU) young people aged 16-25. At the drop-in the young people can access information and support, meet other LGBTU young people their age and participate in a range of activities designed to promote their wellbeing (for example, workshops on sexual health, coming out and other relevant topics as well as more social and creative activities such as art and drama projects). Read the rest of this entry »

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