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Toni Morrison said, “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

I spent some time this summer looking to join a writing course in Brighton. All the courses I found were too expensive and too prescriptive. I wanted to go to an affordable, relaxed, informal group with like-minded people where I could share my work freely and, most importantly, write without distraction. I couldn’t find the writing group I wanted to go to, so I created one. (more…)

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Scrabble Scrabble

Are you interested in playing Scrabble on Wednesdays between 2pm and 4pm?

All are welcome to join a new Scrabble group starting in the Hall from Wednesday 12 September 2018.  All abilities to be included.

Come along at 2pm or write to us at westhillhall@gmail.com or West Hill Hall, Compton Avenue, Brighton BN1 3PS to let us know you are coming, so we can get enough cups out for tea.

Bring £1 to get in and nothing else but your Scrabble Skills and love of words and company.

Bob Sells

 

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WHCA is looking forward to hosting an afternoon of music and laughter at West Hill Hall on 18 August 2018 at 2.30pm. (more…)

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Comedy Ballet by Aubrey Beardsley

Comedy Ballet

As part of Brighton & Hove Open Door, Alexia Lazou will be leading her Aubrey Beardsley tour on Sunday 9 September at 2pm & Sunday 16 September at 11am. Meet outside WH Smith’s bookshop on Brighton Station concourse, Queens Road. The tour is free and there is no need to book. (more…)

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There is a tradition of good music at St Nicholas on Dyke Road and a series of lunchtime recitals are held in the Church every Wednesday at 12:30pm, lasting for 45 minutes. A minimum donation of £3.00 towards recital expenses is appreciated.

The recitals provide a perfect break to have lunch and relax before heading back to work, or a perfect addition to a leisurely day. You can take your own sandwiches and tea and coffee is available for a donation.

In August there are varied offerings of piano, accapella singing, and an accompanied soprano. What a treat in our neighbourhood!

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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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