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AUTUMN 2020

TAUGHT AT PELHAM STREET CAMPUS, BRIGHTON:
https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/history-part-time
E: admissions-brighton@gbmc.ac.uk  

Turbulence and Change: Early Victorian Britain (1832-1850)
Victorian Era - Culture, Art & Timeline | HISTORY - HISTORY
A course for lovers of social and cultural history during the early Victorian era, which witnessed many changes in all aspects of daily life and the effects of the Industrial Revolution.   

The early Victorian era was a time of reform and transformation. The period saw many changes in all aspects of daily life within the home, at work, in the factories, mills and for the influential and wealthy. We discuss many aspects of social and daily life for all classes.

We look at effects of the Industrial revolution and how it impacted on life in factories and mills We consider problems of housing, poor nutrition, lack of education and medical attention.
Particular consideration is given to how all aspects of Victorian life impacted on and affected women’s lives.

Illustrated with powerpoint slideshows  
     
10 weeks Monday 1.30-3.30pm Start 21 September 2020 Ref CL0029-1C Fee: £127
https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/turbulence-and-change-early-victorian-britain-1832-1850-brighton-metleisure

 Maximum 10 places - FULL

Inter-war Years: Twenties & Thirties Britain 1920-1939 

We study the culture of “Live for today” - how life changed in Britain after WWI. There was decline but social and cultural life took on a new aspect reflected in architecture, design, fashion, music, literature and distinctive style of Art Deco and Modernism; including Shoreham's fun-loving 1920s “Bungalow Town” and the cinema industry there


During this period there was a wealth of wonderful literature and the joy of film. Cinema-going was extremely popular and influenced people’s lives in many ways including what they wore. Imitating your favourite film star meant dressing like them, so clothing for the working class included synthetic silk – ‘Rayon’, and  young women cut their hair short in a ‘bob’, wore cosmetics, smoked and shortened their skirts in order to dance the Charleston – just like their liberated screen idols. But, 1930s also saw the depression and much poverty, slums and lack of food and work.

Although there was poverty and notorious razor gangs, 'thirties Brighton saw a new prosperity for residents and increase in day trippers.

Illustrated with powerpoint slides, books, prints, paintings and film clips including documentary.

10 weeks Tuesday 7-9pm Start 22 September 2020 Ref CL0083-1C Fee: £127
https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/history-inter-war-years-twenties-and-thirties-britian-1920-1940-met-leisure

  Maximum 10 places 


The Novel as Social History: A Matter of Class – upper, middle and lower class domestic life and division

Unique course comprising literature, social and cultural history, book club – and lively discussion!  Within the pages of the novel we discover more than a story - enthralling  ‘other’ information about people, relationships, class and place.


Within every piece of fiction is a wealth of information on culture and social life which can lead us into a deeper understanding of a subject, time or place, period in history, genre, working conditions, habits, style or social trend that we might pursue further, or deepen our knowledge and intensify our interest.

This term we look at class: from the poorest coping with hardship to the, aspiring middle class, and excesses of the wealthy upper class. Some grim moments but also, wit, humour and insight.

You are expected to participate in group discussion and this term’s novels include,  “The Nether World” by George Gissing, “The Hole in the Wall” by Arthur MorrisonThe House in Dormer Forest” by Mary Webb,  “They Knew Mr Knight” by Dorothy Whipple, “Manservant and Maidservant” by Ivy Compton-Burnett and Please request full reading list from tutor: SARAH.TOBIAS@gbmc.ac.uk. 

5 weeks fortnightly Saturday 11am-2pm Start 26 September 2020 Ref CL0026-1C Fee: £95

(Contact me in May to request reading list - only if you are enrolling)
https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/the-novel-as-social-history-brighton-metleisure

Maximum 10 places - 7 already booked

Customs, Myths and Legends of Winter in the Festive Season

If you are interested in the fascinating customs, traditions, myths and legends surrounding Christmas and winter, you will be able to learn lots of interesting and entertaining information from this one-day session; taught in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

We study the origins, meanings and significance of fascinating winter and Christmas customs from Pagan to mid-twentieth century; learn how traditions evolved, discover who Saint Nicholas was, the godforms that became Father Christmas and Santa Claus, and discover some of the myths and legends surrounding Christmas in Sussex from Winchelsea to Rye.

We discover lots of interesting and entertaining information including reminiscences of a family Christmas in a tiny cottage in Rottingdean.

Illustrated with powerpoint slidesows, books and documentary.  
        
1 day SATURDAY  28 November 11am-3pm  Ref CM0349-1C Fee £27
Maximum 10 places 

MET course at WHITEHAWK INN, Brighton BN2 5NS (buses stop outside):


Late Edwardian Britain and the Homefront in Wartime 1900-1918

An interesting period of social, domestic and working life before "the black pit of war" (J.N. Priestley) when the wealthy led lives of extreme prosperity while the poor struggled in great poverty and hardship. All was to change forever when men went to war and women went to work in WWI.  We see what life was like on the homefront.  

Illustrated with powerpoint slideshows

10 weeks Wednesday 1-3pm Start 22 September 

Maximum 8 places 


MET COURSES TAUGHT AT HISTORIC PRESTON MANOR 
(end of Preston Park)
FREE PARKING OUTSIDE
     
The Edwardians: A Golden Age 1900-1914
If you would like to study in the unique setting of a fabulous, historic manor house and you like the Edwardian era of history, this course is definitely for you.

We study the short ‘Golden Age’ before ‘the black pit of war’ (J.B. Priestley’s description) that was to change the idyll of elegant living for the wealthy socialising on a grand scale, but was also a tarnished age for the poor living in slums.

We compare domestic, social and cultural life, including how paintings and literature depicted society. Includes house and garden tours above and below stairs by the tutor who is also a Preston Manor guide and lecturer. The house is on four floors.

Illustrated with powerpoint slideshows, books, prints, paintings and texts.
       8 weeks Tuesday 1-3pm Start 6 October 2020 Ref CL0081-1C Fee: £102
https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/history-the-edwardians-a-golden-age-1900-1914-brighton-metleisure

Maximum 10 places 


Fashion and Style - how it shaped British culture 1750-2000

This course examines historic social conditions and cultural background of Britain which inspired fashion trends.  

We examine how the social and cultural background of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries influenced British fashion. We focus on aspects of fashion such as the voluminous and extravagant court dresses of the eighteenth century and the Regency dandy; Victorian crinoline, bustle and aestheticism; Edwardian Art Nouveau, Art Deco era, wartime recycling and swinging sixties.

You will also learn how to read fashion, what your clothes say about you and examine key style developments and designers. A really exciting and fascinating course that will make you think differently about style, clothing and what you and others wear.

Illustrated with masses of fashion illustrations and powerpoint slideshows.

6 weeks Tuesday 10.30am-12.30pm  Start 13 October Ref CL0285-1C Fee £76
Maximum 10 places  


"Beautiful and Useful" – The Victorian Arts & Crafts Movement (1860-1910)


“Have nothing in your houses which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”  (William Morris 1880). He and others believed that mass production produced inferior goods and they returned to the styles of earlier ages, utilising natural materials that were not only beautiful but functional.

We study the very colourful style of the Arts and Crafts Movement which began in Britain around 1860 and comprised a group of craftsmen, artists, designers and architects who aimed to raise the status of the applied arts (useful, with a utilitarian purpose e.g. weaving or pottery) to that of the fine arts (aesthetically significant – architecture, painting, sculpture and some graphic arts.

The Movement was largely inspired and led by William Morris (1834-96), poet, artist, architect whose firm, Morris, Marshall, & Faulkner founded 1861, promoted hand-made textiles, books, wallpapers and furniture. The idea was to return to the use of natural materials and recollection of older styles, notably medieval, and to open up and brighten homes.

Illustrated with images and powerpoint slideshows.


1 day SATURDAY 11am-3pm 14 November Ref CM0161-1C Fee £27 
https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/history-beautiful-and-useful-victorian-arts-crafts-brighton-parent-met-leisure
Maximum 10 places 

Christmas in an Edwardian House
If you would like to study in fabulous historic Preston Manor and get in the mood for Christmas this course is definitely for you! Be prepared to marvel at the glorious commercial Christmas of the Victorians - that carried on into the Edwardian period, land learn about the games, gifts and greenery associated with the period as we tour the house. 

Join us for a feast of fun and merriment We see how Edwardian servants prepared  for Christmas, working from early morning, and how the mistress, master, family and friends enjoyed the food and festivities above stairs which included Christmas trees, hanging up their stockings, decorations, crackers, cards, gifts and games. We learn how Charles Dickens and “A Christmas Carol” along with the Victorians invented the commercial Christmas we know today and who wrote such poetic gems as “Hang up the Baby’s Stocking”.

Illustrated with powerpoint slides and the chance to tour the Manor led by the tutor who is also a house guide. Bring a packed lunch to eat in the servant’s room. Tea and coffee will be provided.


1 day SATURDAY 11am-3pm 5 December Ref CL0082-1C Fee £27
https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/history-christmas-in-an-edwardian-house-preston-manor-brighton-metleisure

Maximum 10 places 

Varndean College at Holy Cross Church Hall Woodingdean
Arts, Culture and Society in Regency England 1790-1830
An age of elegant living and great hardship. Regency London was a hotbed of crime, vice, and low life of every kind, but this was also a brilliant period for the arts, culture, architecture, literature, exciting ideas and the rise of the seaside - which entailed the need for accommodation, food, shops and entertainments. Illustrated with powerpoint slideshows.

6 weeks Monday 10am-12pm Start 11 October 2020  
Enrol:  01273 546604
Further details on how this might be taught will be posted here or on Varndean's Adult Education website. https://varndean.ac.uk/courses E-mail: office@varndean.ac.uk
Maximum 10 places 



SPRING 2021

TAUGHT AT PELHAM STREET CAMPUS, BRIGHTON:
E: admissions-brighton@gbmc.ac.uk 

The Shaping of Early Victorian Britain (1837-1850)

A course for lovers of social and cultural history during the early Victorian era, which was a time of change and development, and the effects of the Industrial Revolution. 

Much was happening in this period including reforms and a different way of thinking which brought about Factory Acts and observation of the needs of the poor.  Working conditions were harsh and homes for the poor insanitary.

The family was central to peaceful harmony and the new middle-class norm was for separate spheres:  women in the domestic sphere focussing on husband, family care and “good works”, while men were to be in the public sphere, including politics and commerce. Legally, women had almost no rights and were the property of their husbands.
Illustrated with powerpoint slideshows  
     
10 weeks Monday 1.30-3.30pm Start 11 January 2021 Ref CL0059-1C Fee £127
  The Novel as Social HistoryNorth and South Divide – Industrial, Rural and Urban Lives     
            
Unique course comprising literature, social and cultural history, book club – and lively discussion!  Within the pages of the novel we discover more than a story - enthralling  ‘other’ information about people, relationships, class and place.

We study the social and cultural history of the novel by exploring background information we are absorbing unwittingly and which is not the main theme, but which gives us a deeper and clearer understanding of period and general minutiae of everyday life.

Within every piece of fiction is a wealth of information on culture and social life which can lead us into a deeper understanding of a subject, time or place, period in history, genre, working conditions, habits, style or social trend that we might pursue further, or deepen our knowledge and intensify our interest.
You are expected to participate in group discussion and this term’s novels include:   “North and South” by Elizabeth Gaskell, “Cider with Rosie” by Laurie Lee and “The Dreaming Suburb” by R.F. Delderfield. Full reading list from tutor: SARAH.TOBIAS@gbmc.ac.uk and you are expected to participate in group discussion.
  

   
5 Fortnightly Saturdays 11am-2pm Start 16 January 2021 Ref CL0030-1C Fee: £95

Looking at Victorian Art – paintings as social history       
Victorian paintings tell us much more than the main picture. They are full of symbolism and reveal other features around the central subject, reflecting massive social changes, turmoil and emotions.

Victorian artists attempted to expose social conditions by painting them realistically rather than making the subjects beautiful. Some took a moral stance, and the fallen woman was a 
popular subject.

Domestic scenes showed interiors of everyday life which appealed to the public and painters wanted to portray them as ‘real life’. They were not afraid of painting controversial subjects which might shock the public.

Paintings, such as the large William Powell Frith’s Derby Day, were so popular when they were shown that a rail was needed to stop the public from getting too close to the pictures and damaging them.

Illustrated with books, PowerPoint presentation, illustrations and art.
     
One day Saturday 11am-3pm 27 March 2021 Ref CM0163-1C Fee: £27
gbmc.ac.uk/history-looking-at-victorian-art-paintings-as-social-history-brighton-metleisure


MET COURSES TAUGHT AT HISTORIC PRESTON MANOR (end Preston Park):
FREE PARKING OUTSIDE

Culture and Society Between the Wars  (1918-1939)
Radio Times: 90 years of Christmas covers - in pictures | Media ...
If you would like to study in the unique setting of a fabulous historic Preston Manor and you like history and literature of the 1920s and 30s this course is definitely for you.

We study how life changed after the First World War – high living for the wealthy declined with lack of servants, but cultural life took on a particular aspect reflected in architecture, design, fashion, music, literature, cinema and distinctive style of Art Deco and Modernism.

Further changes altered everyday living and perceptions, especially how women viewed their role, although little was being done to change their status even though they had contributed so greatly to the war effort and workforce.

Various events had an impact on people’s lives, including the launch of Penguin paperbacks in 1935, which enabled the working-class to purchase books cheaply, thus opening up a whole new world to them; as did cinema-going which reached its height of popularity in the 1930’s and influenced the way people lived.

Illustrated with slides, books, texts and film clips including documentary.

8 weeks Tuesday 10.30am-12.30pm Start 26 January Ref: CL0276-1C Fee £102 
The Development of Brighton – a unique resort
Old Steine – Historic images of Brighton and Hove
We discover the special features of Brighton’s unique development - from early life on the downs to vibrant twentieth century. We view how a small, poor fishing town emerged into a fashionable resort.


We will discuss Brighton’s history from early times through to Georgian and into contemporary life, and look at particular aspects that have made Brighton an unusual and unique resort, including its ‘racy’ image and emergence into the modern society and culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

We will view its rich architectural heritage, and see how this impacted on the social life of the town. Cultural life in Brighton has always featured highly in the town’s history, from theatre and music hall, to racing and film. Dance halls and cinemas played a part in the town’s wartime history - this impacted highly on a town renowned for entertainment and accommodating many visitors who were looking to enjoy the piers, palace and bracing sea air.

The course will be illustrated with powerpoint slideshows, historic maps, extracts from local guide books and film. 

8 weeks Tuesday 1-30pm Start 26 January Ref: CM0400-1C Fee: £102
https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/history-the-development-of-brighton-a-unqiue-resort-brighton-met-leisure

A Day in the Life of an Edwardian House
If you would like to learn how houses were run and managed in an actual historic house, fabulous Preston Manor, (end of Preston Park) decorated in Edwardian style and with rooms on four floors, is a delightfully unique and hugely atmospheric setting for this one-day session.


You will be welcomed to the house with tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Then, study the highly absorbing subject of how houses were run by hard-working servants and learn of their various duties –below and above stairs, Theirs was a long day: up early and to bed late. We compare their daily life with the wealthy living upstairs and examine the rather different lifestyles. The tutor is also a house guide who will lead a tour of the manor seeing how rooms were used here and elsewhere. You will visit parts of the house not normally open to the public.    

A fascinating subject studied in a fascinating historic house, especially if you enjoy TV programmes such as “Upstairs, Downstairs” and “Downton Abbey”.

Illustrated with powerpoint slides, film and house tour. Bring a packed lunch to eat in the servant’s room. Tea and coffee will be provided.


One day Saturday 20 March 10.30am-3.30pm Ref: CM162-1C Fee £27 

🌞 SUMMER 2021 🌞

TAUGHT AT PELHAM STREET CAMPUS, BRIGHTON:
E: admissions-brighton@gbmc.ac.uk 

  The Great Exhibition and Mid-Victorian Britain (1848-1870)
An introduction to the remarkable and influential mid-Victorian period which witnessed many changes, especially after the Great Exhibition of 1851.
 The Great Exhibition of 1851 showcased the huge variety of technology, textiles, furniture, and fashions which could now be produced by means of mass production and new machinery. An example of which was the steam press, triggering an increase in consumption of pulp fiction, mainly purchased by the working classes. Cheap newspaper further enhanced leisure publicity.
The Arts & Crafts Movement, firmly rooted in the Gothic Revival, was energised by a rejection of the uninspired and repetitive design inventory of mid-Victorian Britain.

Illustrated with powerpoint slides.
5 weeks Monday start 19 April CL0028-1C  Fee £76
   https://www.gbmc.ac.uk/history-victorians-brighton-metleisure

 Art Deco and the ‘Moderne’  (1918-1939) 
 
After WWI a new, distinctive style emerged in the 1920's and '30's, Smooth lines and geometric patterns featured on architecture, advertising, fashion, jewellery, furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, metalware, technology and cinema.

The Modern Movement or ‘moderne’ style, later known as ‘Art Deco’, was brought to prominence by the Paris Exposition of Decorative Art in 1925 and lasted approximately twenty years. It was based on classical and other styles, including Egyptian, Arts & Crafts, Chinoiserie, Art Nouveau, Jazz Age, Cubism, Aztec, and Futurism. It was a style which reflected the machine age, utilising period innovations, such as plastics, chrome and aluminium. Motifs were based on forms of nature: trees, flowers and insects.

The smoothly distinctive ‘Modernist’ style dominated all aspects of domestic and cultural life and was notable for its architectural and design features. The iconic, elegant style was used to furnish homes in a new and exciting fashion, utilizing modern technology and materials, and electrical devices.

Illustrated with powerpoint slidehows, film and documentary.

6 weeks Tuesday 7-9pm start 20 April  Ref: CL0068-1C  Fee £76
   Summer Reading: Books, books and more books!
If you love books, reading, social and cultural history, and lots of lively discussion in a relaxed, informal atmosphere then this one-day course is definitely for you.

This is a unique one-day study session comprising literature and social and cultural history. Within the pages of the novel we discover more than a story - enthralling  ‘other’ information about people, relationships, class and place.

We discuss books for summer reading from a selection of novels with lots of background social and cultural history to be read before class (whole or part) and further recommendations.

A different, unusual, exciting way of reading and learning in a friendly, relaxed group. We also view extracts of one or two of the novels that were made into films.

A reading list will be  available from the tutor: SARAH.TOBIAS@gbmc.ac.uk, and you will be expected to participate in group discussion. 

One day Saturday 24 April 10am-4pm Ref CL0067-1C Fee £32
  Summer in the City: exploring Brighton's unique history 
(includes 3 Brighton field trips)
If you are interested in the distinctive history of Brighton and how it evolved, and enjoy walking through the city and discovering places you might not know, you will enjoy this course comprising of two classroom sessions and three field trips.     

 We study the fascinating history of Brighton in two classroom sessions with a brief historical overview and looking at early maps. This will be followed by three field trips, getting to know our unique city, discovering lots of hidden gems and understanding how Brighton evolved from a small Georgian fishing town to the vibrant seaside resort of today. 

Your tutor will guide you to further places of interest so that you can stroll around and familiarise yourself during summer, discovering further hidden gems.

Be prepared to walk on each field trip for almost two hours, to wear suitable clothing for all weather and to bring water if it is hot.

Classroom sessions illustrated with images, maps and powerpoint slides.              

5 weeks start 1 May Ref: CL0027-1C  Fee: £66
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OTHER EVENTS

Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Due to the current situation with social distancing,  the following events have  been cancelled or postponed until further notice. Hopefully, some events will run later in the year. 

 Study day at the West Pier Centre

Patrick Hamilton’s “The West Pier” 
followed by cocktails or tea at Metropole Hotel
Thursday 11 June 11am-4pm

We study social, cultural, local and West Pier history, characters and events within Patrick Hamilton’s excellent novel, followed by tea at the Hotel Metropole. 

Morning session will be followed by a short seafront tour. Bring a packed lunch to eat on the beach or forecourt - or several cafes nearby. After our afternoon session we will go across the road to the Metropole Hotel for afternoon tea or cocktails. The hotel features in the novel.  

Illustrated with powerpoint slideshow.
Please read short novel before the session.

Fee £28 (plus booking fee)  
(Does not include refreshments at the Metropole for which you pay separately. Cocktails from £9, cup of tea £2.90, full afternoon tea £24 - two can share - Hotel suggests two afternoon teas shared by three - with additional cups of tea)   Book via EventBrite:
THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED AND WILL POSSIBLY RUN LATER IN SUMMER , OR  IN AUTUMN. INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED HERE OR YOU CAN CONTACT ME NEARER THE DATE.  ALSO SEE   https://www.westpier.co.uk/


A cream coloured terrace house built in Regency style. It has 5 floors and the photo shows the house from street view. There are black cast iron railings in front of the building and the building has a basement which you can just about see in the photo.
THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE                                                          

13 Brunswick Square, Hove,  BN3 1EH

A really exciting and unique event:
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A REGENCY TOWN HOUSE
Saturday 4 April 10.30am-4pm

Presented by lecturer and guide Sarah Tobias 
and Town House cook Paul Couchman

You will be welcomed with hot chocolate (or coffee) and plum cake in the kitchen followed by discussion on servant duties and then on to the basement of no. 10 Brunswick Square which is a time capsule, having been left undisturbed for many years, where you will enjoy a guided tour. Regency inspired lunch back at the Town House will be followed by an illustrated talk in the small servant hall on daily life for the wealthy who lived in the main part of the house - which we will then tour. Discussion, questions and answer session with afternoon tea and cake ends our pleasant day. 

£60 includes all talks, tours, hot drinks, lunch and cake.
Early Bird offer £47 until February 29.   SOLD  OUT
UNLESS YOU WOULD LIKE A REFUND, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 3rd. CHECK DATE HERE IN SEPTEMBER.

Event repeated Saturday June 6 with outdoor picnic instead of indoor lunch.
Book via eventbrite  - there is a booking fee: 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND REFUNDED BUT YOU CAN RE-BOOK FOR OCTOBER. WE WILL NOW DO TWO (possibly more) OCTOBER EVENTS RE DISTANCING.

An Autumn Day in the Life of a Regency Town House 
Saturday October 3rd
Paul and Sarah have more fabulous events coming up at the Regency Town House including an evening of poetry and cake, Mourning Breakfast (with talks on customs and rituals of Victorian mourning), Halloween! and Christmas.

We will also be running online courses!

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                             Woodvale and extra-mural cemeteries

I will be guiding a walk in the cemetery in autumn when/if restrictions are lifted. Places will be limited and you will need to distance. 

Highlights include the grave of Thomas Highflyer, much loved slave boy. 

Fee £10 per person £8 concessions
Lasts approximately one and a half hours. Free car parking.
Let me know if you are interested.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sarah Tobias MA, BA Hons, Dip Eur Hum
Entertaining lecturer in social, cultural and local (Brighton, Sussex, UK) history
Contact me for talks/guided walks/visits for groups, clubs, societies.
Current list of 30+ topics
Also contact me for poetry readings and narrations.
More information about me, my subjects, research and contact:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-tobias-0318943a?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile 
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Courses -Venue Addresses, transport and refreshments

Brighton Metroplitan College MET (formerly City College)
Pelham Street, Brighton BN1 4FA
Location:
Behind York Place & London Road, turn up Cheapside – Aldi supermarket on corner. Or, turn left in Trafalgar St walking down from Station.
Transport & Parking:
Lots of buses nearby.
Nearby car park, about 5 minutes walk.
Railway station few minutes walk
Refreshments and further information:
College canteen. Tea and coffee bar on balcony of Main Building. Vending machine. 
Coffee shops, small cafés and public houses in nearby London Road 
London Road and Trafalgar Street: many shops, some banks and supermarkets

Whitehawk Inn Community Centre
Whitehawk Road Brighton, BN2 3NS
Transport & Parking:
Buses stop nearby and some outside venue
Metered street car parking
Refreshments:
Café and garden area
Further information:
Shops, Co-op, public library in same road.
Few minutes walk to sea, beach and Marina or East Brighton Park

Holy Cross Church Hall, Woodingdean
Warren Road, Brighton, BN2 6ND
Transport & Parking:
Car park outside Library and Community Centre over the road, opposite church hall. Bus nos 2, 22, 22A stop nearby.
Refreshments:
Tea-making facilities in hall. Small cafes nearby. Downs Hotel almost next door serves tea, coffee and refreshments at bar and has outside area. 
Further information:
Woodingdean public library over the road. Shops, Co-op, dry cleaners nearby      

Preston Manor
Preston Drove, Brighton BN1 6SD
Location:
Situated at end of Preston Park.
Transport & Parking:
Buses and rail nearby
Free parking outside and in adjacent street.
Refreshments:
No cafe. Refreshments provided by staff 
Delicatessen cafe and public houses opposite and in Preston Drove. Chalet restaurant in park.

The Regency Town House
13 Brunswick Square, Hove, BN3 1EH
Transport & Parking:
Buses stop at the top of Brunswick square in Western Road
Very limited parking. 
Refreshments:
Refreshments provided  
Lots of shops and cafes in Western Road. Seafront is about 2 minutes walk

The West Pier Centre
103-105 King's Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 2FN 
Transport & Parking:
Nearby car parks - Regency Square. Buses stop in Western Road and walk down.  
Refreshments:
Wine or cool drink provided  
Situated on the lower prom and seafront. Various shops and lots of cafes and restaurants. Hotels on upper level over the road. Western Road and popular streets of Brighton with many shops and cafes are 10-20 minutes walk

Sussex University
Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH
Location:
Campus located in the South Downs National Park
Transport & Parking:
Buses and rail nearby into town and elsewhere
Car parks
Refreshments:
Cafes and restaurants on campus.                                                                                                            
Co-op, pharmacy, books and stationery shops