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The School of Tai Chi Chuan and Internal Arts is a growing group of dedicated and passionate instructors led by Simon and Cher Robins.  I am a qualified instructor with the school, fully insured and registered with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain.

​We teach a complete system of authentic, traditional taijiquan (tai chi) which we know offers the best you can get in health, meditative and internal arts. Our teacher, Sam Masich is one of the world’s leading internal martial artists; we continue to study as well as teach his Internal Arts Method in weekly classes and weekend workshops around Sussex.

I am now teaching a tai chi / qigong class from 11.45 – 12.45 on Fridays at the Hall.  Starting with basic tai chi principals, you will be studying the 5 Section Solo Hand Form, a short Yang style form devised by Sam Masich.  We will also be looking at some traditional qigong sets with a focus on breath and circulation. Some partner work is involved.

Tai chi and qigong have many health benefits and are wonderful for balance, co-ordination and general well-being. It’s also great fun! Some students in the group have been studying with me since September 2017, and new students are welcome to join the class at any time; some students in the group have only been practising for a few  weeks. There is a huge amount of repetition and we continually review and reinforce what we have learnt.

£7.50 per class or £5 concessions (state pension / unwaged).  First class is free so come along and give it a go!  Wear loose clothing and flat shoes. Suitable for  all ages and levels of fitness.

Una McCartan

 

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Peter Batten writes about a local man

I have been living in Hove for almost nineteen years. One of the rewards which Nikki and I have come to recognise is the ever-growing Brighton Festival. From the year 2000 we began to explore the Open Houses and to admire the many talented people who display their work. If you have never visited any of these mini galleries you have missed a rich experience. Yes, the work is varied in media, style, presentation and quality, but everywhere you will have the chance to discover unique artefacts and meet people with a personal style and vision. (more…)

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14 June 2018  5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Keep, Woollards Way, BN1 9BP

2018 marks the 120th anniversary of the death of Brighton-born artist Aubrey Beardsley. In this illustrated talk, Alexia Lazou presents an armchair tour of the city, exploring the buildings and places associated with the artist’s early life, including his birthplace in Buckingham Road and Brighton Grammar School, where his love of drawing was nurtured. Original material from The Keep’s archives will be on display, including school magazines featuring Beardsley’s poetry and illustrations, and volumes of the Yellow Book. (more…)

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As part of WHCA’s local history talks, on Tuesday 22 May at West Hill Hall, we present David Porter’s fascinating talk about his home. (more…)

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Women had argued for – and won – new rights in the 19th century. But without the vote, campaigners believed there was little incentive for politicians to improve the lot of women further. (more…)

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THE Asylum Monologues is a first-hand account of the UK’s asylum system in the words of people who have experienced it. It was first scripted from verbatim accounts and launched in 2006 by Ice and Fire, a theatre company whose members are Actors for Human Rights. This performance at West Hill Hall on Saturday 17 February  is a rehearsed reading by professional actors Kate Dyson, Trevor Jones, Alexa Povah and Glyn Sweet. (more…)

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An evening of music and poetry with Brian Mander and The De La Warr String Quartet.

Wednesday 14 February 2018. 6.00pm – 7.30pm

St Nicholas Church, Church Street, BN1 3LJ (more…)

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