What’s On in the Festival

In 2013, after a long and challenging campaign to ‘Save the Hall’, our community did something incredible – we bought Exeter Street Hall!  Together we raised £186k through the sale of community shares and donations to secure the future of the Hall – a remarkable achievement. 

To mark 10 years of community ownership and celebrate, this September we will be hosting a festival of events. ‘A Hall for All’ will run from 8-30 September and we’ve got a jam-packed programme.  We hope you find something to enjoy with family, friends and neighbours.

Some events are ticketed but many like our Kids’ Fayre are free/pay-as-you-feel. Any funds we make will support our ‘Feeling Flush’ campaign which aims to make £10k towards rebuilding our toilet block which is in a state of decline! So please support us if you can.


‘A Hall for All’ Festival Launch Party

Friday 8 September 2023 7-10pm Free/Donations

Kicking off the Festival with drinks, nibbles and music from The Albis.

‘A Hall for All’ Open Afternoon

Saturday 9 September 2023 2-4pm Free

Drop in to find out more about the Festival, see the Stanford Schools Art Exhibition and more.

Music Quiz

Saturday 9 September 2023 7.30pm Tickets £8

A fiendish music quiz with posh pasties available in the interval.

Junior Bake Off

Sunday 10 September 2023 Free 2-4pm (bakes must be dropped off 12.30-1.30pm)

A friendly junior baking contest for ages 6-18.

Brighton & Hove Albion Sports Panel

Wednesday 13 September 2023 7.30pm Tickets £10/£5

Panel discussion on all things Albion before they start their quest for for Euro glory!

Kids Fayre

Saturday 16 September 2023 2-4pm Free/Donations

Games, activities, treats and a brilliant book swap.

Stand Up Comedy Night

Saturday 16 September 2023 7.30pm Tickets £12

Always a sell-out, comedian Ben Robson will be compering the night.

Prestonville Repair Cafe

Sunday 17 September 2023 10-12pm Donations

Our regular Repair Cafe is back fixing your broken stuff!

Give Street Project – Donation Drop-off Day

Sunday 17 September 2023 1-3pm

Please give generously to this good cause.

Prestonville History Night

Tuesday 19 September 2023 7-9pm Tickets £5

A fascinating talk by local history experts ‘Step Back in Time’.

S’Wonderful Gershwin!

Saturday 23 September 2023 6.30-8pm Tickets £10

The life and music of George Gershwin bought to you be professional performers Alan Leith and Marcus Martin.

Pluck! String Performance

Sunday 24 September 2023 4.30-5.15pm Free/Donations

A chance to listen to a glorious, full string orchestra.

‘A Hall for All’ Birthday Bash

Saturday 30 September 2023 4-8pm Free/Donations

A fabulous community birthday party to celebrate 10 years of community ownership.

Stanford Schools Art Exhibition

Various dates (see More Info)

View the art that Stanford Infant and Junior Schools have contributed to the festival at various events

Community Taster Sessions

Gong / Sound Bath

Saturday 2 September 4.00-4.30pm 

A community taster session/introduction to sound healing

WuKong Tai Chi & Qi Gong Club

Mondays 11 and 18 September 6.30-7.15pm

A community taster session/introduction to WuKong Tai Chi & Qi Gong

Boom Table Tennis

Saturday 30 September 1-2.30pm

A community taster session/introduction to Boom Table Tennis