Brighton and Hove Libraries Home Delivery Service


There are many booklovers in Brighton and Hove who are unable to get to a library due to limited mobility or poor health.

We are looking for volunteers to visit them and deliver their books. You could be vital in helping someone continue a lifelong love of reading. 

If you are interested, please get in touch to find out more about our Home Delivery Service and the role that you could play in improving lives:

01273 296953


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Lalabee’s – Social singing club for parents of pre-school children

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Free weekly sessions

Tuesdays 9.30-11.30am (singing from 10am-11am)

Hollingdean Community Centre, Thompson Road, Hollingdean, Brighton BN1 7BH

Coffee/Tea and snacks available

Kids Welcome 💖

Term Time Only

For more info contact Carol 07473706654



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RadioReverb Launches ‘Mental Health Matters’ Radio Show

A brand-new radio show about mental health is being launched by Brighton community radio Station RadioReverb as part of their new 2018 schedule.

The ground-breaking new show, Mental Health Matters, aims to be a valuable resource for Brighton residents and mental health charities alike. Hosted by Counsellor and Dramatherapist, Bruce Guthrie, he will be joined by a co-host to explore ideas, new and established approaches to helping others grow, recover and experience better Mental Health.

The programme is made by – and for – people who’ve experienced mental illness and emotional suffering in all its forms.  We will be bringing people together to share what works for them in terms of navigating their way through life’s sometimes immense challenges.

Mental Health Matters format will be positive and entertaining but also responsible and informative and will aim to combine information about local services with interviews featuring local health professionals – and of course there will be music too! The show will also have a light-hearted game segment, ‘The Dedication Game’, which is designed to encourage open discussion. Any listener can apply to join Bruce in the studio and take part in the game.

The first episode of this weekly/monthly show will be aired on RadioReverb in January 2018. The January edition will be broadcast on Sunday 14th at 3pm and then repeated on 21st at 9pm, 28th at 3am and 4th February at 3am.

In the first episode, Bruce is joined by Paola St George from Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, chatting about her counselling skills training courses.

Host and producer Bruce Guthrie said “Myself and the RadioReverb team have spent a long time developing the show as we really wanted to get it right. Mental Health Matters will be a fantastic resource for those struggling with mental health problems and I’m very excited to finally be bringing it to the airwaves in January.” 

Station Producer Ben Noble added “We’ve wanted a show about mental health on RadioReverb for some time now – it was just a question of getting it right. Bruce came to us with a great idea based around the format of The Dedication Game. It’s a conversation about healing and music, which exemplifies Bruce’s hands-on, practical attitude to mental health. We were thrilled at his approach, but we wanted to go further and cover the more academic and medical side of treatment too.

“In the past couple of months we’ve worked with Bruce to develop the concept so that it will now include interviews with mental health professionals, news on the latest advances in treatment, and information on local services – all without losing the initial down-to-earth focus of Bruce’s original idea, which asks “what can YOU do to improve your mental health in your day to day life?”

“We’ve ended up with a show that will be fun to listen to even as it stimulates meaningful conversations around mental health. We are immensely proud of this show and hope it will become a valuable resource for Brighton residents.”

Mental Health Matters is launching as part of numerous new shows taking to the air on RadioReverb over the winter period. These include:

  • World Funk Mash Up: Jon Stallick, AKA DJ Barefoot, brings you a monthly hour of everything from electro-swing to latin-jazz.
  • The Brighton Album Chart Show: As seen on Latest TV and presented by Anthea Clarke, the Brighton Album Chart Show is compiled only of physical album and LP purchases from Brighton’s vibrant record shop, Resident Records.
  • Sophie Cook Talks: A new weekly current affairs show from media personality and LGBT+ rights campaigner Sophie Cook, mixing thought-provoking chat with great music.
  • DJ Mighty Ming: Join DJ Mighty Ming – known for his seamless mixing style, sublime taste and high production values – on Radio Reverb as he drops all kinds of house music on his new monthly mix show.

Other ways to listen will be via the Listen Again button at

Twitter: @radioreverb 

Facebook: Radioreverb97.2FM

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BRIGHTON SCIENCE FESTIVAL 10th – 18th February 2018

The Festival

In our thirteenth festival, we are going to bring some good luck to the children who visit us over February half term.

Over the nine days from Feb 10th to Sunday Feb 18th Brighton will be awash with 10,000 young people and parents, crowding into back rooms of bars, theatres, university buildings and cafes, all keen and curious. We aim to bring answers to their questions.

We fill half term with bright sparks, hoping they will light fires in the young minds. 150 bright, sparky workshop leaders will fill the week; 10,000 young minds will come to be illuminated and inspired.

Make slime just after breakfast, do some computer programming through the morning, learn a magic trick over lunch, build a rocket in the afternoon, and finish the day inside a giant soap-bubble. Just another day in Wonderland.

In the year of Frankenstein (200 years since his monster was born) we have some monstrous fun for you. Creating the spark of life using household appliances, evolving monsters through the random selections of evolution, dictating Frankenstein’s adventures in a theatrical challenge, or dissecting a real heart, exactly like in Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, which was inspired by the early experiments into that new-fangled scientific invention: electricity.

Our brochures are sent to every one of the children in Sussex (85,000 of them) through their schools, and the online experience will give complete information, so that a day up in town can be easily sorted, and the whole family will have a great day out.

The festival is focussed on young people (7–14 year-olds) AND their parents (and grandparents), to provide NOT science with a bit of fun as garnish, but a whole carnival of fun, with the science snuck in.

Brighton Science

The organisers of the festival have a bigger picture: through the year they travel to youth clubs and community centres throughout Sussex, giving small demonstrations and talks to small groups. They visit these same areas with Pocket Science, a science funfair for up to 300 visitors, they visit schools with fun workshops and talks, and they create a programme of popular science for older students and adults.

Contact Richard or Chris for more information

01273 777 628

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Mind in Brighton and Hove are holding a consultation event on Wednesday 24th January 2018, 10.30 – 1.00pm at the Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton.


Mind in Brighton and Hove are holding a consultation event on behalf of Brighton and Hove City Council and Brighton Hove CCG on Wednesday 24th January 2018, 10.30 – 1.00pm at the Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton.

The event is open to people with lived experience of mental health, carers of someone with mental health issues and people who have used community mental health services.

The workshop will be an opportunity for people to have a say and help influence the future design of community mental health services in the city and a space to share views and ideas with us and representatives from Brighton Hove City Council and Brighton Hove CCG.

I attach a poster giving more information about the event and how anyone interested can book a place. I would be grateful if you could share this information around your networks and display the poster within your organisation if possible.

Places are limited so booking is essential. For more information on the workshop or to book a place please call Daniel on 01273 66 69 50 or email


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Foraging all the healing, healthy and tasty wild herbs, flowers and berries from the Sussex!

I have been foraging all the healing, healthy and tasty wild herbs, flowers and berries from the Sussex countryside and making wild herb pesto, raw seaweed tapenade, wild flower cordials, Lewes Bonfire sauce and jams and jellies etc…unique gifts to sell to the lovely people of Hollingdean.

Lucky Dip’s Winter Warmer

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Great holiday reading or Christmas presents for book worms.

Local author Rosemary Allix will be selling copies of her books. Great holiday reading or Christmas presents for book worms. Including Quilting An Elephant, blog posts from a trip around the world

Kindle coverPrecious front coverBuddha Sherwood front coverBook Front Cover

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