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September 2019

Brighton and Hove Pioneers: fun in a funding crisis

September 4 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friends’ Meeting House, Ship St
Brighton, BN1 1AF
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Note some changes this year. Our venue is now the Friends' Meeting House on Ship Street and we are starting our season earlier, in September. The first event will be a somewhat different and more light hearted event than usual.  The work of four important local pioneers covering medicine, art, architecture and entertainment will be presented by Sue Berry, Alexandra Loske, David Fisher, and Maurice Howard. Who most deserved support? You decide!

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October 2019

The Refurbishment of Brighton Corn Exchange

October 2 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friends’ Meeting House, Ship St
Brighton, BN1 1AF
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Peter Clegg of FCB Architects will discuss the recent restoration and adaptation by his firm of the historic former royal stables to provide a new creative space, a new café and bars and a refurbished Studio Theatre.  Sadly, work on the restoration has come to a halt because the main contractor, R Durtnell and Sons Ltd has ceased trading.  This company is said to have been Britain’s oldest construction firm, having been founded in 1591. We had hoped to hold this…

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November 2019

Kemp Town, Brunswick Town and the Grand Architecture of England’s Seaside Resorts 1815-1840

November 6 at 7:00 pm
Friends’ Meeting House, Ship St
Brighton, BN1 1AF
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Allan Brodie of Historic England is the author of The Seaside.  He will talk about the grandiose schemes in classically inspired architectural styles, aimed to draw wealthier visitors to new and enlarged seaside resorts in the days before the railways.  

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