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Charity Fun day!

Sunday 30th June 2013 12-5pm


Brighton Lions & Pavilion Gardens Cafe are hosting an event on behalf of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. Set up on the Pavilion Lawns Sunday 30th June 12 - 5pm. The Mayor will be attending during the afternoon.


The Maestro Academy Players Band will be playing 12-2pm & The Hangleton Band will be playing 2-4pm.


Tombola, Silent auction, pig racing, bookstall, leo the lion, coconut shy, jewellery and sweet stalls will be on the pavilion lawn.


Come along and enjoy the afternoon in the royal pavilion gardens!



The Boy Friend


Brighton fringe event May 2013​

The Boy Friend, Sandy Wilson's glorious pastiche of the Broadway musical genre, is a longstanding favourite of am dram and student groups up and down the land. Set on the French Riviera in the roaring twenties, the piece offers a sparkling medley of songs and dance, and sets of coincidences not seen since Shakespeare was a lad.

This performance has an energy, freshness and enthusiasm which  brings credit to the cast and shames some of the more professional offerings I have seen in Edinburgh this year. Its frothy, silly and timelessly stupid, like the characters it presents. And great fun. It is also uneven, sometimes rushed, and suffers as a consequence.

Brighton's Royal Pavilion Gardens to be restored 2013

March 2013

More than £8,000 has been raised to help restore the garden at the former seaside residence of King George IV.​

The Grade II-listed garden at Brighton's Royal Pavilion was restored to its Regency design during the 1990s but many of the plants need replacing.
The Royal Pavilion and its garden were designed for King George IV, who was Prince Regent for almost 10 years, by architect John Nash in 1815.
The forms of the flowers and seed pods reflect the Pavilion domes and spires.
The money, raised by the Royal Pavilion and Museums Foundation, will help pay for renewed planting in the heritage beds on the estate as well as adding a brand new heritage bed to the south side of the gardens.
Councillor in charge of tourism and a trustee of the foundation, Geoffrey Bowden, said the long-term plan was to make the Pavilion and estate "a world-class heritage attraction".

Don't miss out on the FREE Seed Give-away in the Royal Pavilion Grounds

10am - 12pm, 17th May

May 2013

Seeds from a variety of Regency plants, including hollyhocks, foxgloves, sweet williams and poppies are available for a small donation towards gardening costs. The seeds are attractively packaged in an envelope and are ready for sowing.

The seeds from the Royal Pavilion have been gathered by the Royal Pavilion garden volunteers who help to maintain the Regency-style gardens under the direction of Head Gardener Robert Hill-Snook. The volunteers carry out tasks such as weeding, pruning and deadheading, to maintain the health and appearance of plants and shrubs throughout the estate. Equally important is the volunteers’ role in providing information about the gardens to visitors, sharing their knowledge of the plants and gardening techniques.

The Royal Pavilion gardens have been restored to their original Regency splendour, following John Nash’s 1820s plans and conforming as closely as possible to the original lists of plants supplied to George IV. Today, they are maintained under organic guidelines, using natural planting techniques and organic compost, with the use of chemicals prohibited. This approach continues to encourage the return of wildlife to the centre of Brighton, with butterflies, bees and a sizeable bird population.

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