Tony Hawk Coming To Brighton Archived
Quiksilver presents Tony Hawk and Friends at the Old Paddling Pool, Brighton's West Pier on Wednesday 21 July.
For several decades, Tony Hawk has been one of the most visible personalities of skateboarding. By the age of 16 Tony Hawk was widely considered the best skateboarder in the world. Now a global star, businessman, role model, sports icon and star of his own video game, Hawk is an internationally recognized athlete and legendary skateboarder, having entered an estimated 103 pro contests.
The Brighton show is set to include an exciting mix of music and phenomenal skating stunts, opening with a collection of the UK’s top vert skaters, including Quiksilver skater Sam Bosworth, winner of the X Games Ams (US).
The line up:
6pm Doors open to the sounds of DJ Christian Stevenson
6.30-7.30pm European Skate Demo
7.30-8.30pm Tony Hawk & Friends Show
8.30-9.30pm Maximo Park concert
Tickets cost £15 and can be purchased online http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Summer Holiday Events Archived
With the school summer holiday just around the corner we've been finding out what's going to be happening around our city to entertain children, young people and families. This year the summer holiday runs from Friday 23rd July to Thursday 2nd September. Listed below are a selection of our top events and activities whatever the weather and to suit all budgets and interests. To find out about more events please visit our events calendar.
Out & About
Here's our top activities to get you out and about and doing things around our great city and beyond.
- Sports Camps - do your children enjoy playing football, netball or cricket and want to improve their skills over the summer? There are some courses listed on our calendar or for full details of what's available see the Family Information Service's Summer Fun 2010 booklet
- Visit the theatre or see a film - shows on over the summer include The Gruffalo, The Night Keeper, Blues Brothers, Fantastic Mr Fox & Grease
- Enjoy an airshow - Airbourne in Eastbourne is on 12-15 August and Shoreham Airshow is on 21-22 August
- Hop on a train up to Stanmer Park or take a ride on the Bluebell Railway
Free Events & Activities
We all know that it can get expensive entraining the family over the holidays so here are some ideas that won't cost you a penny!
- If your children are bored with the local park why not visit a different one for a change and try out the redeveloped play areas. Full details are available on the Council's website - www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/
- Visit your local Library and take part in Space Hop - the summer reading challenge
- Make the most of living by the sea and head down to the beach or one of the play areas on the front with a picnic and have a paddle or build a sandcastle.
Big Days Out
Here are some ideas if you fancy a trip further a field.
- Introduce your children to the wonders of West End theatre during Kids Week – for free! Kids Week (13-27 August) returns for its 13th year with free tickets for under-16s to exciting theatre shows across London's West End. For full details of all theatres invloved see www.kidsweek.co.uk
- Navy Days (30 July - 1 August) at Portsmouth Naval Base will feature serving warships from the Royal Navy, as well as foreign navies, alongside the famous historic ships and attractions of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - http://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/events/event416.php
If there are any events that you would like to let us know about you can add them to our events calendar. Please note that any content added will be moderated before it's published.
SunSmart Summer Roadshow 2010 Archived
On Saturday 31 July, the roadshow is taking to the streets of Brighton & Hove to give you the opportunity to try out a special machine known as a UV skin scanner, allowing you to see, close-up-and-personal, exactly what UV damage looks like on your own skin.
The scanners reveal the unseen damage caused by sunburn and over exposure to UV rays given off by the sun and sunbeds, ranging from liver spots to wrinkles. When you are young, this damage may not be visible to the naked eye. But, as the UV skin scanners show, it is there and will increasingly show up as you get older.
Visitors to the roadshow will also have the chance to discuss how to avoid sunburn and protect their skin by using shade, clothing and sunscreen.
We all need some sun to help keep us healthy, but it can be easy to get caught out by sunburn. And when it comes down to it, sunburn can double the risk of developing malignant melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer - what better reason not to let it catch you out?
The roadshow will help you to make a real effort to look after your skin and enjoy the sun safely whether at home or abroad. The roadshow will be at The Old Paddling Pool on Lower Promenade, Kings Road from 8am - 6pm on Saturday 31 July.
For more information please visit the Cancer Research UK's SunSmart website - www.sunsmart.org.uk
The Big Lunch Archived
This is a one-day get together with your neighbours on Sunday 18th July 2010. It can be anything from a simple lunch to a full-blown street party with DJs and a home cooked feast.
The Big Lunch began life as a wild seed at The Eden Project. By simply having some fun on one day in July, we can build new friendships that we can enjoy for the rest of the year. The Big Lunch is a chance for different generations and backgrounds to hear each other out and share stories, skills and interests. It's the start of a journey into rebuilding our communities.
There are quite a few events planned in Brighton, from the Level (12:00-3:00) to Ditchling Rise (12:00-4:00) and many, many more. To find out more and locate your closest event please visit the website - www.thebiglunch.com/map/find-a-big-lunch.php
If you are looking for other fun events over the summer, why not checkout our calendar?
You are invited to attend an Employment and Training Information Fair at Sure Start Tarner Children's Centre on Tuesday 20th July from 10am to 1pm
Stall holders will include:
- The Family Information Service
- Jobcentre Plus
- NextStep South East
- Brighton and Hove City Council
- Friends Centre
- Adult Education
You will have the opportunity to gain information and advice about support, guidance and employment routes available locally.
Please call Lara on 01273 294106 if you would like more information or come along on the day.
Date & Time: Tuesday 20 July 2010, 10am-1pm
Venue: Tarner Children's Centre, Ivory Place, Brighton, BN2 9QE
Queen's Park Primary School, Royal Spa Nursery School, Carlton Hill Primary School and Tarnerland Nursery School have been identified as priorities for engineering measures as part of the Safer Routes to school scheme.
The aim of this scheme is to improve road safety for children, parents and carers travelling to and from nursery or school. Following speed surveys, pedestrian counts and collision data, we've identified crossing points in four locations as potentially suitable for improvements.
Parents, carers, pupils and staff have also been asked about their journeys to school and where they feel unsafe.
The public consultation begins Thursday 7 July 2010 and closes on Thursday 22 July 2010. There are exhibitions where you can see larger plans and discuss proposals with a School Travel Officer and a Highway Engineer who will be able to answer any specific questions you have.
Exhibitions take place at the following venues:
- Brighton Town Hall - 7 July to 22 July
- Queen's Park Tennis Clubhouse - 12 July from 4pm to 7pm
You can see a map of the proposals [PDF 1mb] and the Council would be grateful for your views on these proposals - Queen's Park safer routes online survey. You can also phone 01273 290235 for more information.
- Family Link, a family support service
- Safety and anti-bullying work with children and young people
- Home safety equipment scheme
- It also offers a range of training to promote safe working and increase skills for the children and young people's workforce
SNAP (Safety Net Assertiveness Programme) Groups are funded by Children In Need and are open to any children aged 8-11 who live in Brighton and Hove. The group uses a variety of activities and games to teach some basic assertiveness skills to children who may have been bullied in the past or who have low self-esteem. SNAP Groups provide a range of life-skills to children and assist in putting them into practice through role-play and self-defence moves, adding to their problem-solving methods and helping them to keep themselves safe in the community or at school.
SNAP Groups will be held over the summer holidays on the following dates:
- Thursday August 5th
- Thursday August 12th
- Friday August 13th
- Thursday August 19th
- Thursday August 26th
- Friday August 27th
Youth Survey Archived
Youth survey - get online!
Young people in Brighton & Hove have until Monday 12 July to let the authorities know their views on youth services in the city – and possibly win a £50 shopping voucher.
A city-wide review of youth services by the city’s Children and Young People’s Trust is looking at how best to move forward in the current difficult financial climate.
As part of this process young people aged 13-19 being asked to get online at www.youthservicereview.co.uk and fill in a questionnaire. This asks young people questions such as:
- What do you enjoy doing?
- What local youth projects do you attend?
- Are they in the right place and at the right time?
- Do you feel safe doing them?
- What might be stopping you from getting involved?
- What improvements would you like to see?
The questionnaire only takes a few minutes to fill in. A group of local young people called the Young Person’s Reference Group will discuss its findings later this month with senior youth workers and managers and make recommendations on what services need to be prioritised in future.
Big Dance Day Archived
Saturday 10 July is Big Dance Day! Free Big Dance workshops in different dance styles are taking place in schools and communities across the city. Two big outdoor workshops, open to all ages, are taking place in Victoria Gardens, Brighton (between Grand Parade and Marlborough Place). All workshops are free and will include the chance to learn the Little South East Dance, for later performance in huge mass participation Flashmobs* in the city centre.
Workshop 1: 10.30 - 11.30am, Victoria Gardens
Workshop 2: 11.30 - 12.30pm, Victoria Gardens
Samba / Carnival Workshop
Little South East Dance goes LARGE!
The Little South East Dance is a specially commissioned dance phrase which will be available to learn online and in all Big Dance workshops. Anyone that learns it is invited to join us at lunchtime on Saturday 10 July to perform flashmob* style in the streets of Brighton.
* A flash mob (or flashmob) is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse (Wikipedia)
Free outdoor performance at Victoria Gardens from 2.30pm on Saturday 10 July.
For more about Big Dance South East England and to reserve your place on a workshop please visit the website - http://www.southeastdance.org.uk/bdsee2010.htm
Free Seafront Skate Jam Archived
Young skateboarders in the city have a chance to improve their skills for free on Saturday 3rd July. The TAKEPART Skate Jam will kick off at Hove Lagoon from 10am to 2pm.
The event has been organised to celebrate the success of the Sport Unlimited Skateboarding Tuition Sessions, run by Brighton & Hove City Council’s Active for Life Project. Skate coaches from Brighton Youth Centre who have been running the skate sessions, are also involved in organising the Skate Jam.
All skateboarders can take part in Skate Jam competitions for 2 -12s,12-16s and 16+ age groups. Parental consent is required to take part and forms are available to download from the TAKEPART website. For more information call 01273 292724.
Take Part Brighton and the International Festival of Sport was launched in 2008 as the first of five festivals between then and the London 1012 Olympics and Paralympics.
For more information about any of the event please contact Rhiannon Johns, Active for Life Manager on 01273 292569.