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Behind the scenes at Forest Gardens and the Bevy (members only)
Wed, June 28, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:15 PM BST
Behind the scenes at Forest Gardens and the Bevy
This is a must-see trip for everyone with a social conscience.
Join us on a trip to hidden areas of Brighton which are doing great things. We’ll collect you from the Old Steine then on to the Forest Garden project to find out how this wonderful community project came about and the real benefits it is producing in the area.
From there we’ll go for a pint at the Bevy, Brighton's now-famous one and only community-owned estate pub in the country. Afterwards, you can board the bus and return to the city centre or stay on for the Bevy Brains Talk “All at sea? Brighton & Hove’s changing seafront” from Fred Gray.
From its humble origins in 1994 when a group of friends decided to start an allotment in this secret little site hidden behind Moulsecoomb railway station, to its 20th anniversary in 2014, it’s gone from being a long thin derelict strip overgrown with ash and brambles to a wildlife haven, offering the best that nature has to offer to everyone from pupils struggling at school to older, more isolated members of the community and those with learning difficulties or special needs.
Founder and Garden Project Manager Warren Carter will talk about the general work the Forest Garden project does and Pat Beach will focus on his educational/mentoring work.
The Bevy is Brighton’s award-winning community pub, now two years old.
‘More than just a pub’, The Bevy now hosts everything from its Friday Friends seniors’ lunch club to the Bevy Choir, Bevendean parkrun, Spiral Disability, to a training kitchen where they’ve been teaching young people to cook using fruit and veg from their edible pub garden.
70 groups used The Bevy over the last year and it has been featured on BBC’s One Show with Suggs from Madness pulling pints.
Nature followed by a pub – what’s not to love?!
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Cancellation policy: Places are limited and events usually oversubscribed. Please give 2 working days' notice via email or you must pay for your place in full.
If you have never been a member of the Brighton & Hove Chamber you are welcome to book and join us as a guest at two of our events. After this, you will need join the Chamber to enjoy the benefits of membership.