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November 2017

Brighton Prints Evening

22nd November 2017 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Keep, Woollards Way
Brighton, BN1 9BP
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Prints evening Kempe's Temple

Launching our latest website project: historic prints There are very few places left for this event - book your place now. The Regency Society has been working with Steve Myall and the Society of Brighton Print Collectors on a new website of Regency and Victorian Prints of Brighton and Hove. As a result we will soon be able to launch it. We will demonstrate the site this evening at the Keep. The new site contains several hundred prints from the 1780s…

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February 2018

Care for the Dying: Designing a Hospice. Lecture by Nic Hoar

February 7 at 7:00 pm
Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College), Pelham Street
Brighton, United Kingdom
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free: no need to book

Nic Hoar gave up law for a career in architecture and, after studying at the University of Brighton and University College London, joined the Brighton practice of RH Partnership in which he is now a partner. Nic will describe the design of three hospices with which he has been closely associated and will discuss the characteristics of a caring environment. Add this event to your electronic diary

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April 2018

New Theatres for old: John Small Lecture by Tim Foster (and Annual General Meeting)

April 18 at 7:00 pm
Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College), Pelham Street
Brighton, United Kingdom
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free: no need to book

Tim Foster is an architect with close links to the theatre. He has remodelled a number of theatres including the Tricycle in London and the Salisbury Playhouse and was joint author of Theatre Buildings: A Design Guide. (2010). Tim will describe a number of theatre conversions and will discuss his ideas for what might be done with the Brighton Hippodrome. The lecture will be followed by the 2018 annual general meeting. Image shows Trafalgar Studios Theatre (formerly the Whitehall Theatre) Add this…

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Tour of Sussex Churches

April 28
£35

Our current lecture programme has included a talk by Nicola Westbury, an architect to the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT). As a follow-up we are organising a tour of half-a-dozen Sussex churches, all of them located within a relatively small area of West Sussex. These will include the two CCT churches that figured in Nicola’s talk - St. Botolph’s near Steyning and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at Warminghurst. Nicola has agreed to show us around them both. The tour…

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June 2018

Summer Garden Party

June 23 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Secret Garden, Bristol Gardens
Brighton, BN2 5JE United Kingdom
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£12.50

This year's summer garden party will take place in our traditional location, the Secret Garden in Kemptown. We can promise drinks, canapes and very good conversation with RS friends, and we hope the weather will be kind! Tickets are now available for purchase: If you would like to book paying by credit or debit card, click here If you would like to book paying by cheque or bank transfer, click here

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October 2018

Valley Gardens, Past, Present and Future

October 3 at 7:00 pm
Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College), Pelham Street
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Free of charge

Lecture by Geoff Mead, local historian and  Murray Smith, landscape designer with Untitled Practice.  The Society is concerned about the Council’s proposals for remodelling Valley Gardens. In order to encourage informed debate we have invited local historian Geoff Mead to tell the story of this important thoroughfare. Murray Smith, a landscape designer with Untitled Practice will then describe the current proposals. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and join in a discussion. This event is free…

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Walking tour of Valley Gardens

October 14 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Valley Gardens
£5.00

Geoff Mead, lecturer at the Valley Gardens, Past, Present and Future event on 3 October, will lead a walking tour of Valley Gardens on Sunday 14 October from 11 am to 1 pm.  Meet in front of Brighton Museum.  £5 cash on the day. There is no need to book. Image by David Robson

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November 2018

Restoring Madeira Arches

November 7 at 7:00 pm
Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College), Pelham Street
Brighton, United Kingdom
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free of charge

The Madeira Arches need major restoration. The Council has raised over £460,000 through a crowd-funding campaign, £10,000 of which was donated by the Regency Society. However, this is only a fraction of the amount needed for complete restoration. Our event will help us understand how the problem has become so serious and what now needs to be done. We will also ask how the arches might be used once they have been restored. There will be plenty of opportunity for…

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13,000 New Homes for Brighton and Hove – What, Where, How?

November 21 at 7:00 pm
Brighton Metropolitan College (formerly City College), Pelham Street
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Free of charge

We all know that there is a housing crisis. The city plan identifies sites for 13,000 new homes. The likely need is well over twice that number. This raises some big questions. What sort of homes do we need to build? Where can these new homes be built? How can land, finance and ambition be brought together to get development moving? A panel of expert speakers will help us try to find answers. There will be plenty of time for…

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December 2018

Brutalism (note venue change)

December 5 at 7:00 pm
Brighthelm Centre, North Road
Brighton, BN1 1YD United Kingdom
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Free of charge

Please note change of venue for this event which will now take place in the Hanover Room at the Brighthelm Centre on North Road.  A lecture by Simon Henley, with RS trustee Kate Jordan. Simon Henley is the co-founder of the award-winning practice Henley Halebrown and was UK Public Building Architect of the Year in 2011. Simon is the author of The Architecture of Parking and Redefining Brutalism and writes for ArchDaily. He teaches on the MArch programme at Kingston…

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