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Were you a teenager between 1940-1960? Share your memories over a free coffee

26th Nov 2015
Were you a teenager between 1940-1960? Share your memories over a free coffee
Are you aged 60+? Do you have a story to tell about being young and ‘giddy’ in Brighton? Giddy, the Brighton oral history project, is looking for participants to share their memories of being a teenager in Brighton during the 1940s, 50s & 60s. Come along to The Hop50+ on 16th December, 10am – 2pm and share your stories. Stories could be about love & romance, fashion & identity, hobbies & pastimes, music & dancing, or the beach & seafront. Did you dance at The Regent, Sherry’s or other dance halls in the 1940s? What happened at the ice rink in the 1950s? Were you a mod or rocker in the ’60’s? What did you get up to? What did you do and where did you go as an LGBT person between the 1940s and ’60’s? We’d love to hear about your leisure time, falling in love, heartbreak and those lasting memories of life in Brighton as a teenager between 1940’s and ’60’s. Preserve your precious memories for future generations by taking part in a free memory day event, where you will be interviewed by teenage students from Longhill High School to help create a free exhibition, website and interactive app for mobile phones launching in May 2016. We’d also love to see and collect your images of youth, photographs of your teenage years, especially those relating to the memories you’d like to share. Please bring them along with you to show us. There will be free refreshments in the café, and the students will welcome you and introduce you to the project while you wait for your interview. Find out more at: www.is.gd/giddybton Photo credit: Queenspark Brighton & Hove...
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The Henfield Haven is open

23rd Nov 2015
The Henfield Haven is open
After much work from volunteers and staff the Henfield Haven has finally opened its doors! The Haven is the first of its kind in Henfield, serving the local community Monday – Friday from 9.30am to 4.00pm. There is support and individually planned activities for people with higher needs, including people with dementia, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, whilst Tuesdays and Wednesdays offer activities, classes and trips for people aged 55+. A full programme of activities from yoga to crafts and music, is available on request. Also open is the new cafe at the Haven. Open to all ages, you can come and join us for a hot lunch, soup or freshly prepared sandwich, or enjoy a delicious slice of cake with a latte or cappuccino. All food is cooked on the premises and affordably priced. On site, there will also be support for carers, offered by Carers Support, and a hearing clinic run by Action for Deafness. As final touches were still being put to the newly refurbished building, staff took time out from their training to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the many community volunteers who have made the Haven possible. Five weeks of intensive work have transformed the 1970’s building into a fresh, modern centre. Local builder Nigel Parsons and his team carried out the internal alterations and were central to the success of the project. The Workshop Group of Henfield Theatre Company led the redecoration while members of the Henfield Garden Club landscaped the front garden. Artwork on display around the building has been kindly loaned by Lyn Bedford-White. For further information, please call the Haven...
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