What’s on in your Hall

HALL EVENTS IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS
(Click here for the full Calendar of events)

Stay & Play*
Tues 20th Feb, 9:30am-11:30am

Family Fun – for all the family!
Art Class*
Wed 21st Feb, 1:30pm-3:00pm

More Art for budding artists!
Jazz Brunch
Sun 25th Feb 11:00am – 1:00pm

Time to Chillout and Relax
Tea Club
Fri 9th Mar, 2:30pm – 4:00pm.

Drop in for a cuppa and a chat
Table Tennis Club
Tues 20th Feb, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Ping pong for everyone
Jobs Advice
Fri 23rd Feb 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Find That Job
Local History Night
Fri 2nd Mar 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Discover your neighbourhood
Into The Breach
Fri 23rd Mar 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Shakespeare Revisited

* Weekly event during term-time only

The Dyke Pub Preservation Society

Breaking News: As a community organisation we would like to pass on the following information.  You are invited to attend the meeting tonight (Feb 6th) at The Church of the Good Shepherd Hall (from 8.30pm – 10pm) to discuss the Society’s Community Bid and to get the latest updates on plans for the future of the Dyke Pub.
Click here for more details and here to visit the group’s FaceBook page.

Aviva £5,000 Bid – Winners Announced

We’re naturally disappointed not to have been successful in our bid for £5,000 to provide a professional lighting rig at the Hall – but certainly not down-hearted. We’ll continue to seek out sources of financing so that we can carry on with the maintenance and improvement of the fabic and facilities of our wonderful building.
Grateful thanks go to the hall volunteers who worked so hard on the initial bid – and a special thank-you to the hundreds of people who supported our bid.

We Are Hiring

New Hall Manager Appointed

We are very pleased to announce that, from an extremely strong shortlist of candidates, Mel Lucas has been appointed as the new Exeter Street Hall Manager, and will be taking up the position in the New Year. She succeeds Nat Miller who has done a wonderful job for the Hall in recent years, and will be a very hard act to follow, and to whom we send our best wishes as she returns to her local school as a part-time Teaching Assistant – something she is looking very much forward to as it represents a return to her previous “child centred employment”.

Here at the Hall we all wish Mel well in her new role. She comes with a great range of relevant skills and experience, and has some exciting ideas for engaging new audiences and volunteers.

A Life Saver At The Hall


Here we are with our friends from Elements First Aid, St Luke’s Advice, and Fitness league.

We are as proud as punch to announce the recently installed Automated External Defib-rillator (AED).
Huge Hall thanks to:
The Sussex Heart Charity for providing the defibrillator and cabinet
The British Heart Foundation for providing free training equipment
Extra Special Hall thanks to:
Flora at Elements First Aid for arranging everything and especially for providing free training
Hall thanks also to Martin at Loop Electric for putting this life saving device up.

AEDs are designed to be used by members of the public. They are easy to use, compact, portable and very effective. They also save lives!
Free 2 hour CPR and AED training sessions are being provided by Flora. So far, two sessions have been arranged – see below – but further sessions will be arranged to meet demand.

Book your free AED Training place online: 
Friday 3rd November 12-2pm
Saturday 4th November 10-12pm