For those of you arriving in Brighton on Thursday already, the local party have invited you to join them in the Earth and Stars Pub, 46 Windsor Street, from 8pm!
Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March 18.00-21.00 (bar until 23.00), Wagner Hall
Get a fabulous vegetarian/vegan curry for £5 made by the Real Junk Food Project using perfectly good food which was otherwise destined for land fill. A local pub will be running a bar for us with local sustainable beers and more! Bar open until 23.00
The venue is Wagner Hall, a 7 minute walk from the Hilton.
Friday 20 March 21.00, Regency Tavern
Queer Cabbage, brought to you by LGBTIQA+ Greens, will be a joyous evening of entertainment.
At this showcase of queer talent in the Green Party, you can expect a rollercoaster of music, magic, drag and more! This will be a safe space to celebrate queer artists and an opportunity to find out more about queer culture.
Tickets are £5 on the door at the fabulous Regency Tavern (32/34 Russell Square, 5 mins walk). Everyone is welcome to attend.
See the facebook event for more details and a call for acts.
Saturday 21 March, 20.30, Hilton Metropole
Marlon's a Jew. This didn't bother him much until he realised that some people he knew didn't believe the Holocaust happened. From 9/11 to shape-shifting lizards and Holocaust denial, this is a darkly comic tale of one man's journey through the conspiracy underworld.
At a time when 4% of Americans believe that the world is controlled by "shape-shifting reptilian aliens" and a further 7% of their countrymen "aren't sure", When David Icke sells out the Apollo in Manchester, Marlon explores why conspiracy theories are more popular than ever and examines how fake news gives fresh currency to ancient slander. A comic tale which is no laughing matter. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE: https://vimeo.com/274454949
Saturday 21 March, 19.30-22.00, Brighthelm Centre
What is a Ceilidh? It's big get together with great live folk music, singing, traditional dancing, and just generally having a great time! If you've never been to anything like this before you'll love it (trust us!!). All the dances are explained as you go. Music from the fantastic Sussex Pistols.
Book your tickets here
There will also be the ever popular Big Green Quiz, Board Games, a First Timers Mingle, and self-guided Pub Tours. Plus the activities below:
Boat Trips to Rampion Windfarm
Saturday 21 March, 10.00 and 14.00
Trips last three hours and include a 40 minute commentary on the windfarm from your skipper, Paul Jackman, himself a trained engineer.
The 'Defiance' is easy access vessel, has a cabin in case of rain, cushions for all seats, complimentary tea/coffee, and a toilet on board.
The cost is normally £40pp but for conference attendees we have negotiated a special price of £35pp (you will need to show your lanyard when boarding).
To book a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will find more information about the tours here.
NB The boats depart from Brighton Marina, which is a 15 minute bike ride from the venue or a 20 minute bus journey from Brighton Station (number 7). There are bike share hubs near the venue and at the Marina.
Sports on the seafront
Our venue is right on the seafront where you will find Volleyball and Basketball courts, table tennis, croquet and petanque all within walking distance. You will find costs and booking info on the seafront website here.
We have reserved the Volleyball court on Saturday 21 March from 12.00-14.00 and are hoping to organise some kind of all-levels tournament for conference attendees! Please get in touch if you would like to take part, or if you have the skills to run this. email@example.com
Take a break from the conference with an hour of mindful meditation. We’ll do a couple of sitting (or lying down) meditations and some gentle mindful movement. For both experienced meditators and beginners. Run by Alan Butterworth, member, and experienced mindfulness teacher.
DROP IN. 12.45-13.30 Saturday and Sunday in the Quiet Room.
Laughter is good for energising, relaxing, uplifting and helping us to feel more connected to one another.
DROP IN. Sunday 09.00 (timing and room tbc)
Brighton is very proud of being home to the National Elm Collection including the 'Preston Twins' at Preston Park, which are considered to be the largest and oldest surviving English Elms in Europe. Peter Bourne, Volunteer Curator of the Collection, who has been studying the local elms for over 30 years, has offered a guided walk for conference attendees.
Meet 11.45 at the conference registration desk in the hotel lobby. A member of the local party will guide you to Preston Park, as short bus ride away.
You will be back at the venue by 14.00ish.
Silent Disco Beach Clean
Sunday, 13.00-15.00, organised by Pier2Pier Brighton and open to everyone.
Pick up litter and have a good boogie at the same time! Check the facebook event for more info on how to register for free.