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Thursday 04 July 2024

Sussex Youngsters To Display Their Creations & Costumes As Hundreds Expected To Participate In Horsham Children's Parade

Horsham Children's Parade is set to return this Sunday 7th July 2024. Hundreds of children from across Sussex will showcase their creations and costumes made in workshops with professional community artists.
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The theme is Spirit of Sport – The Olympics & Paralympics. Expect to see a wide range of Olympics and Paralympics sports celebrated from swimming to skateboarding, football to baseball as well as the origins of the games, and the iconic torch, medals, and rings.

The carnival atmosphere will be taken to the max with infectious beats provided by local drumming band Boom Tribe, Brighton School of Samba and drummers the Kings of Dhol to get the paraders and the audiences dancing in the street.

Parade organiser Aleida Strowger, Founder of Community Arts Organisation, Happy Accidents, said:

"Horsham is a very sport-focused district with an incredible gymnastics centre, Park Runs, and independent businesses offering a multitude of sports groups, clubs and training. Plus, the district has a lot to celebrate in terms of sporting history and success. 

"With the Olympics & Paralympics happening this year, 'Spirit of Sport' seemed like a natural theme choice.

"We love working with our creative and enthusiastic district schools and with community arts organisation, Same Sky, the production and creative engine behind the parade. 

"Everyone works so hard to ensure that this is a well-organised, fun and inspiring event for the whole community to enjoy.

"Raising funds for community events is always difficult, and the parade almost didn't go ahead this year. 

"Thankfully though it was saved by the incredible community spirit of many local businesses." 

The parade will start at 11am in Denne Road and end at 12noon in Horsham Park where it will mark the opening of the Rotary Club's Funday Sunday, and is free to watch.

by: Mike Cobley


Ravi Adelekan & Poundland Foundation

Ravi Adelekan, a nine-year-old boy from Brighton, was one of twelve children and their families who had their wish granted to visit the Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone over the weekend. This was thanks to a £30,000 donation from the Poundland Foundation to Make-A-Wish UK.

Memory Walk is back and locals can join thousands taking part in Brighton Memory Walk - at Hove Lawns No.1, on 29th September 2024.

FareShare Sussex & Surrey has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to help charities and community groups increase their capacity for frozen food, to feed more people experiencing hunger and food poverty.

A Brighton teacher who helps struggling local families with clothes and food, raises money in charity fun runs and regularly dons fancy dress to read to children at local events has been nominated in a national Teacher of the Year competition.
Credit: Dean Koopman

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is bringing a new collection of ocean-themed films to Brighton Dome, this autumn. 
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Alt-pop duo Cults will play Concorde 2, Brighton, later this year in support of the band's fifth studio album, To The Ghosts.

Heads On, the official charity for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, is announcing the launch of Living Histories - an oral history project capturing the life stories of service users and staff with experience of NHS mental health services in Sussex. The charity is seeking volunteers to be trained as oral historians to collect stories across the county.

The first-ever Brighton & Hove performance by one of the most listened-to living pianists in the world today will take place at The Old Market this November.

Immortal Apples, Eternal Eggs  - at Hastings Contemporary -  is a meeting of two of the UK's most significant collections – The Ingram Collection and the David and Indrė Roberts Collection.

Carl Cox is one of the most in demand DJs, multi award winning, with countless club dates and festival appearances every year. 

Born in the Philippines and raised in London, Brighton-bound Beatrice Laus, known as Beabadoobee, has emerged as a British indie icon.

Lighthouse Project Space - Brighton's first ever public, youth-led artspace – opens this month with a programme of public events and activities.

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