2018 will be a big year for many hundreds of thousands of people remembering the end of the Great War, in Brighton. As Patcham's War Memorial Hall, we are celebrating the end of the battle that was supposed to "end all wars" by showing how a community that works together on a positive project can make a difference. The weekend of 10th & 11th November 2018 will be the pinnacle, we hope, of our successful refurbishment project.
Saturday 10th November, from 3.30pm, we will host an interactive afternoon and an indoor picnic - bring some high tea and drinks to share with others, and join in with our Peace poetry and prose 1918-2018, and Brighton Choir 'Naked Voices' singing topical and contemporary songs. At 6pm, we will finish the day with the 1967 film "Oh what a Lovely War", which was filmed in Brighton.
Sunday 11th November - morning meditation session - details to be confirmed. At 1pm, we'll be dedicating a new calligraphic 'roll call' of the people from Patcham for whom the Memorial Hall was built. This is followed by volunteers from the community planting Rosa Pax, the lovely Pemberton rose released in 1918 to commemorate the end of the Great War.
At 2-5pm, a Swing Tea Dance, with local dancers and music provided by Ralph Sayers. Entrance is £5 to cover refreshments and as a donation to Hall's refurbishment fund. Apart from the Tea Dance there'll be no set entrance fee, we will be asking for donations for the various activities, please pay what you can. We'll also be looking for you to "Sponsor Peace" by helping buy rose bushes for our garden. Our programme is still in draft form and things might change, so we'll confirm it all as soon as we can.