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Free festival to mark Level revamp

The Argus: People enjoying the partially reopened Level last summer People enjoying the partially reopened Level last summer

The first annual celebration of the rejuvenation of The Level will be held in June.

Last year the Brighton park was successfully restored in a £2.4 million redevelopment scheme following years of disrepair.

The anniversary of the refurbishment will be celebrated at an event featuring community groups and residents associations.

There will be an entertainment marquee featuring music from the Brighton and Hove youth orchestra, samba bands and more.

There will also be flower exhibitions, story-telling and chess. Food will be on hand from local outlets and a bar supplied by The Druids Arms.

The event is open from 10am until 6pm on June 14 and is completely free.

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6:29am Thu 15 May 14

rogerthefish says...

FANTASTIC there are going to be lots of punters queuing outside the Druids at 10am with all that free beer.

"There will also be flower exhibitions, story-telling and chess. Food will be on hand from local outlets and a bar supplied by The Druids Arms, The event is open from 10am until 6pm on June 14 and is completely free."
FANTASTIC there are going to be lots of punters queuing outside the Druids at 10am with all that free beer. "There will also be flower exhibitions, story-telling and chess. Food will be on hand from local outlets and a bar supplied by The Druids Arms, The event is open from 10am until 6pm on June 14 and is completely free." rogerthefish
  • Score: 6

6:46am Thu 15 May 14

We love Red Billy says...

Lovely. Could we first mend the potholes and keep the streets clean. Emperor Kitcat giving the people bread and circus's. You could not make it up.
Lovely. Could we first mend the potholes and keep the streets clean. Emperor Kitcat giving the people bread and circus's. You could not make it up. We love Red Billy
  • Score: 2

8:57am Thu 15 May 14

HJarrs says...

The Level refurbihment has been a runaway success. There must be ten times the people using it than before and in the summer the skate park is used from before 07:00am it is so popular!

I hope the council can redevlop Victoria Gardens to the same high standard including another children's play area and make it a really well used quarter.
The Level refurbihment has been a runaway success. There must be ten times the people using it than before and in the summer the skate park is used from before 07:00am it is so popular! I hope the council can redevlop Victoria Gardens to the same high standard including another children's play area and make it a really well used quarter. HJarrs
  • Score: 12

9:43am Thu 15 May 14

qm says...

Free? I think not! Paid for by the good citizens of Brighton and Hove does not make it free! It makes it pre-paid by the majority for the benefit of the few!
Free? I think not! Paid for by the good citizens of Brighton and Hove does not make it free! It makes it pre-paid by the majority for the benefit of the few! qm
  • Score: -4

9:54am Thu 15 May 14

pachallis says...

HJarrs wrote:
The Level refurbihment has been a runaway success. There must be ten times the people using it than before and in the summer the skate park is used from before 07:00am it is so popular!

I hope the council can redevlop Victoria Gardens to the same high standard including another children's play area and make it a really well used quarter.
@HJarrs - I went for a walk through the refurbished level for the first time 2 weeks ago and I was really impressed with what has been done.

Unfortunately I also went through the Open Market - the sign over the entrance should really read 'Abandon all hope, ye who enter here' as it is a most depressing building. Perhaps when more units are open it will be more attractive?

However for the poor folks not living in the city centre there have not been any similar improvements over the past 4 years.

I wouldn't though call is the 'restoration' that the Argus calls it as I remember their being a paddling pool/boating lake before which is now sadly filled in with concrete - mind you that is going back over 40 years...

I'll defer judgement on the Valley/Victoria Gardens and Aquarium redevelopment as nothing seems to have happened since early 2013 when it was announced, and I'm waiting to see how the Brighton Station boulevard finally ends up.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: The Level refurbihment has been a runaway success. There must be ten times the people using it than before and in the summer the skate park is used from before 07:00am it is so popular! I hope the council can redevlop Victoria Gardens to the same high standard including another children's play area and make it a really well used quarter.[/p][/quote]@HJarrs - I went for a walk through the refurbished level for the first time 2 weeks ago and I was really impressed with what has been done. Unfortunately I also went through the Open Market - the sign over the entrance should really read 'Abandon all hope, ye who enter here' as it is a most depressing building. Perhaps when more units are open it will be more attractive? However for the poor folks not living in the city centre there have not been any similar improvements over the past 4 years. I wouldn't though call is the 'restoration' that the Argus calls it as I remember their being a paddling pool/boating lake before which is now sadly filled in with concrete - mind you that is going back over 40 years... I'll defer judgement on the Valley/Victoria Gardens and Aquarium redevelopment as nothing seems to have happened since early 2013 when it was announced, and I'm waiting to see how the Brighton Station boulevard finally ends up. pachallis
  • Score: 11

9:59am Thu 15 May 14

pachallis says...

qm wrote:
Free? I think not! Paid for by the good citizens of Brighton and Hove does not make it free! It makes it pre-paid by the majority for the benefit of the few!
@qm - and I don't imagine the food and drink will be free!
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: Free? I think not! Paid for by the good citizens of Brighton and Hove does not make it free! It makes it pre-paid by the majority for the benefit of the few![/p][/quote]@qm - and I don't imagine the food and drink will be free! pachallis
  • Score: 6

11:11am Thu 15 May 14

Gribbet says...

qm wrote:
Free? I think not! Paid for by the good citizens of Brighton and Hove does not make it free! It makes it pre-paid by the majority for the benefit of the few!
So angry and miserable. It isn't an exclusive event, you'd be as welcome there as anyone, although sounds like you'd probably just put a downer on things and make everyone feel bad.
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: Free? I think not! Paid for by the good citizens of Brighton and Hove does not make it free! It makes it pre-paid by the majority for the benefit of the few![/p][/quote]So angry and miserable. It isn't an exclusive event, you'd be as welcome there as anyone, although sounds like you'd probably just put a downer on things and make everyone feel bad. Gribbet
  • Score: 2

12:22pm Thu 15 May 14

Mr chock says...

rogerthefish wrote:
FANTASTIC there are going to be lots of punters queuing outside the Druids at 10am with all that free beer.

"There will also be flower exhibitions, story-telling and chess. Food will be on hand from local outlets and a bar supplied by The Druids Arms, The event is open from 10am until 6pm on June 14 and is completely free."
thats exactly what i thought .. Food will be on hand from local outlets and a bar supplied by The Druids Arms.


The event is open from 10am until 6pm on June 14 and is completely free.
i just hope someone informes the local gathering of " cider drinkers that have vanished since the refurbishment of the Level .."where are all the drunks now " ?
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: FANTASTIC there are going to be lots of punters queuing outside the Druids at 10am with all that free beer. "There will also be flower exhibitions, story-telling and chess. Food will be on hand from local outlets and a bar supplied by The Druids Arms, The event is open from 10am until 6pm on June 14 and is completely free."[/p][/quote]thats exactly what i thought .. Food will be on hand from local outlets and a bar supplied by The Druids Arms. The event is open from 10am until 6pm on June 14 and is completely free. i just hope someone informes the local gathering of " cider drinkers that have vanished since the refurbishment of the Level .."where are all the drunks now " ? Mr chock
  • Score: 0

1:38pm Thu 15 May 14

pachallis says...

We love Red Billy wrote:
Lovely. Could we first mend the potholes and keep the streets clean. Emperor Kitcat giving the people bread and circus's. You could not make it up.
@We love Red Billy - possibly old news, but I just spotted that Jason Kitcat is one of the Green MEP candidates in next Thursday's elections...
[quote][p][bold]We love Red Billy[/bold] wrote: Lovely. Could we first mend the potholes and keep the streets clean. Emperor Kitcat giving the people bread and circus's. You could not make it up.[/p][/quote]@We love Red Billy - possibly old news, but I just spotted that Jason Kitcat is one of the Green MEP candidates in next Thursday's elections... pachallis
  • Score: 6

2:33pm Thu 15 May 14

Roundbill says...

Um, wait - does that mean that if enough of us vote Green next week, he'll f*ck off to Brussels?
Now I'm really torn...
Um, wait - does that mean that if enough of us vote Green next week, he'll f*ck off to Brussels? Now I'm really torn... Roundbill
  • Score: 8

3:23pm Thu 15 May 14

Roundbill says...

Of course, this could all be a cynical plot by the Greens to get everyone in Brighton to vote for them. Who do you reckon has been sidling up to Mister Kitcat in the corridors of power and suggesting he'd be great in Europe? Phelim? Leo? Anya? Or a combination...?
It's like a surreal BBC3 mash-up of The Brittas Empire and The Thick of It.
Of course, this could all be a cynical plot by the Greens to get everyone in Brighton to vote for them. Who do you reckon has been sidling up to Mister Kitcat in the corridors of power and suggesting he'd be great in Europe? Phelim? Leo? Anya? Or a combination...? It's like a surreal BBC3 mash-up of The Brittas Empire and The Thick of It. Roundbill
  • Score: 5

3:25pm Thu 15 May 14

pachallis says...

Roundbill wrote:
Um, wait - does that mean that if enough of us vote Green next week, he'll f*ck off to Brussels?
Now I'm really torn...
@Roundbill - yes - it's tricky? It's bit like having the 'neighbour from hell' - if they go, will the next neighbour be even worse?

1. Do we really hate the Europeans enough for them to have to suffer Kitcat? This does explain, though, his recent trip to Europe and how he has stopped making so many public appearances, and the other green councillors are making all the press releases.

2. If 'Green Centre' Kitcat goes then would we then get 'Green Left' Phelim Mac Cafferty who lost to Kitcat in the recent party elections?

'Green Left' identifies itself as 'An Eco-Socialist Anti-capitalist current within the Green Party'. IMHO they are the ones that really control the Green Party. If you look at their BlogSpot you'll find they have no interest in the environment.

3. If Kitcat does go to Europe and then the UK leaves Europe, what would happen to him? Do we care?

Probably best to vote for who you really want (after checking manifestos properly) rather than doing any 'strategic voting' and to just suffer the greens for 1 more year. Then, hopefully, they will be gone!
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: Um, wait - does that mean that if enough of us vote Green next week, he'll f*ck off to Brussels? Now I'm really torn...[/p][/quote]@Roundbill - yes - it's tricky? It's bit like having the 'neighbour from hell' - if they go, will the next neighbour be even worse? 1. Do we really hate the Europeans enough for them to have to suffer Kitcat? This does explain, though, his recent trip to Europe and how he has stopped making so many public appearances, and the other green councillors are making all the press releases. 2. If 'Green Centre' Kitcat goes then would we then get 'Green Left' Phelim Mac Cafferty who lost to Kitcat in the recent party elections? 'Green Left' identifies itself as 'An Eco-Socialist Anti-capitalist current within the Green Party'. IMHO they are the ones that really control the Green Party. If you look at their BlogSpot you'll find they have no interest in the environment. 3. If Kitcat does go to Europe and then the UK leaves Europe, what would happen to him? Do we care? Probably best to vote for who you really want (after checking manifestos properly) rather than doing any 'strategic voting' and to just suffer the greens for 1 more year. Then, hopefully, they will be gone! pachallis
  • Score: 4

7:08pm Thu 15 May 14

hoveguyactually says...

Well, at least they are not charging entrance, as is the case with Preston Park, during the Pride weekend. That is the park that belongs to the people of Brighton and Hove, who pay towards its upkeep. It is outrageous that it should be closed off to anyone who is unwilling or unable to pay for the entrance.
Well, at least they are not charging entrance, as is the case with Preston Park, during the Pride weekend. That is the park that belongs to the people of Brighton and Hove, who pay towards its upkeep. It is outrageous that it should be closed off to anyone who is unwilling or unable to pay for the entrance. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 1

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