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20th September (Thursday)– 10am-2pm – We have a stall at the Sight & Sound Technology Exhibition at the Brighthelm Centre.

25th September (Tuesday) Dirty Dancing – Theatre Royal– meet in foyer 7.25 for 7.45 performance.  Limited availability all week.  We could only get 8 tickets near the front, so we are limiting this to 2 volunteers (£10 each) and 6 members (£15 each) on a first come, first served basis.  Ring/text/e-mail now. 

2nd October (Tuesday)
Active Forever - King Alfred Leisure Centre, Range of sports and physical activities for over 50's 10am - 1pm

3rd October (Wednesday) 3pm – Tea at Modelo Lounge, Church Road, Hove.

18th October (Thursday) 3pm- 10 Pin Bowling, meet at entrance to Hollywood Bowlplex, Marina.  Members and volunteers £3.  Book by 10th October.

For Information: 23rd October (Tuesday) – ESAB AGM, The Diplocks, Hailsham, BN27 3JY (not an organised ESAB-VIABLE outing).

25th October – Evening Mystery Walk – 6pm meet Norfolk Square bus stop, then follow in spooky footsteps to arrive at the Robin Hood pub by 7.30pm (food available).

7th November (Wednesday) 3pm – Tea at Italian Kitchen, Food Central, Top Floor, Churchill Square.

22nd November (Thursday) 3pm- 10 Pin Bowling, meet at entrance to Hollywood Bowlplex, Marina.  Members and volunteers £3.  Book by 16th November.

6th December (Thursday) Christmas meal – we’re going back to the Jury’s Inn.  Details of menu choices and prices to follow.


The Chat:

Sorry for all the reading on this newsletter.  I’ll try to keep this bit short.


Thanks to the coaches and volunteers for the VI Sports.  We’ve had a really great time.  Catch the next session on September 1st.


We now have a YouTube channel with a few videos illustrating some recent events.  Go to YouTube and search ESAB-VIABLE.


Lots of interesting things for Heritage Week.  There is a cinema walk in the main programme.  It ends at The Melrose (next to The Regency).  Who knew that this was a cinema?  There are some more Heritage Week events listed at the end of this newsletter.


 We have thrown down a challenge to Blatchington Court Trusts’ Social Group to a friendly (!) match at the 18th October 10 pin bowling session.


Booking Details

To book on an event: Telephone (home) 01273 730906, text (mobile) 07941 163358 or e-mail or



The events below are organised by Heritage Week.  We know that some ESAB-VIABLE members will be on each of the events listed.  They involve some walking – maybe 1 to 2 miles each.  These are not official ESAB-VIABLE events and we do not guarantee that we will have volunteers at all of them.  No booking is required with either Heritage Week or ESAB-VIABLE.

8th September

Rock Garden Meet London Road entrance to Rock Garden, opposite Preston Park, north end.  12noon to 1.30pm

Preston Park History Tour – Roman times to present day

Meet Rotunda cafe (south end of Preston Park) - 2.30pm to 4pm


9th September

Architecture and Materials – Bungarooch to Iron and Beyond

Meet corner of Robert Street & North Road - 1pm to 2pm


14th September

Western Road - More than Shopping

Meet Wykeham Terrace (right hand side of Dyke Road just up from the Clock Tower) - 10am to 12 noon

St Nicholas’ Circular Tour

West Hill, North Laines & Old Town (1-2 miles) - 1pm to 3pm


15th September

St James’ Street – early suburban development to B&B and urban change

Start at Victoria (Dolphin) Fountain, Old Steine - 1pm to 3pm


16th September:

North Laine - Beanfields to Bohemia – Historical and contemporary history
Meet Brighton Museum entrance.  10am to 12noon

Norfolk Square – Grand Architecture and a “zone in transition”
Meet Norfolk Square bus stop.  4pm to 6pm



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