“Get Ready for Summer!” information fair

Hollingbean Café are hosting a “Get Ready for Summer!” information fair. As well as enjoying a delicious “pay-as-you-feel” lunch, you can also get information about:

  • money and debt advice from East Sussex Credit Union
  • staying healthy in the sun (FREE sun cream and advice from Albion in the Community)
  • how to eat well and affordably over the summer (Brighton & Hove Food Partnership)
  • staying active – sports and leisure events (the council’s Active for Life team)
  • making friends and volunteer in the local community with the Neighbourhood Care Scheme


  • take on the Summer Reading Challenge with the city’s Library service
  • meet the Hollingdean Tenants & Residents Group

…. and MORE to be announced!

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Drawing & Painting class

art class image9 week course
Mondays starting 8 May 2017 9:30-11:30am

Suitable for all levels of experience and skill, this friendly and relaxing art class will encourage you to develop your own ideas around various themes and to use a range of mediums and techniques. You will also look at the work of other artists for insight and inspiration.

Call Debbie on 01273 546602 to enrol or for more information
Varndean College Adult & Community Learning

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Residents’ meeting

We Need YouCome along and help us make Hollingdean a better place!  The following main Estate Development Budget bids have been submitted for the area:

  • Planting beds outside flats on Horton and Stephens Road
  • Picnic benches outside flats on Horton, Stephens Road and Merevale
  • A new handrail for Merevale

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 17 January 2017 at 6pm in the  Community Centre.  All future meetings will be held on the third Thursday of the month, at 6pm.

Please get in touch if you would like to attend – your association needs your support.

For more information please contact Resident Involvement Officer Keely McDonald on 01273 293870 or keely.mcdonald@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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Community Catch-up

Message from Liz – Community Development Worker 

Hi and Happy New Year to all!  On the 26th January there will be a Community Catch-up at the community centre.    It will kick off at 6.30pm (time is provisional – we will try and accommodate people’s views on best time and will confirm time later).

This is your chance to comment on what has been happening in Hollingdean over the past year and what you would like to see in the coming year.   The Real Junk Food Café will be catering – so be prepared for yummy food from this amazing group of people.

More details to follow but please put the date in your diary.

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Solar for Hollingdean – we need your vote!

Vote for Hollingdean Community Centre in the M&S Energy Fund competition. 200 projects are competing and we need to be in the top 28 to win. Every vote counts! Winning will mean we can fit six solar panels, LED lights and insulation at the centre. This will mean we can generate renewable energy, cut our bills and save a £100,000 over 20 years – spending our money instead on important and fun activities that keep people well, warm and connected.

Solar for Hollingdean

All sorts of people enjoy our warm and friendly Community Centre. We want to stay open, grow our activities and inspire others too. Together we can enjoy life, combat loneliness, promote health and well-being, and look after Hollingdean ourselves. We want to show just what one centre can do… without costing the Earth!

Vote for us now! Don’t forget to ask your friends and family to as well.

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Autumn events and activities

Autumn clipartKids are back to school, so time to look at the exciting range of events and activities at the Community Centre.

For adults, there’s yoga, Pilates, acupuncture and now fitness with Holly Hips – the newest and fun-est (is that a word?) fitness class. For children, there’s Movers & Shakers, Kiddiwinks playgroup and more.

Check out the Calendar for dates or the activity pages for more information and contact details.

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laughing smileyIntroducing a new class for adults – Laughology.  Laughter Yoga Practice benefits health, well being and a happy you!

Breathing, stretches and laughter exercises.  Free taster session Friday 17 June 7:15-8:15pm at the Community Centre and at the Lucky Dip Beach Bonanza the following day.

For more information, please contact Louise at Energise Yoga 07552 026 635

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