Get online with Brighton & Hove libraries

Would like to learn more about the internet and email?

Whether you’re 18 or over 80 our free help sessions offer one-to-one tuition with a volunteer and usually last 45 minutes. You can have up to 8 sessions with us to help you start:

  • Surf the Internet
  • Setting up an email account so you can keep up with friends and relatives overseas
  • Researching and sourcing information for your interests and hobbies
  • Finding out about Council services online
  • Getting help with ipads/tablets or mobile phones

The sessions are tailored to each individual customer and are intended for those new to computers or who need extra help. The volunteer will help you determine whether you need further sessions.

To book a session, our volunteers will be available to help at the drop in sessions in Rottingdean Library on Thursdays 10am-1pm

Alternatively, contact Jubilee Library 01273 296961

If you would like to find out more about one to one computer training across the UK please visit the ukonline website.

Get online, Get connected… at your local library

Longhill Saturday Science Club

Longhill SchoolThe Longhill Saturday Science Club is a FREE club for Year 5 & 6 students. If you are interested in science and would like to carry out some experiments in our science labs then this is the club for you.

The sessions will be run by experienced science teachers at Longhill High School and the Year 6 children will have the support of friendly Year 10 and 11 students.

Each week has a different theme and different experiments. The sessions run from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm but places are limited so sign up NOW!

3rd October – The Chemistry of Gas – Make and test 3 gases using some impressive chemistry. Investigate the chemical reactions between Mentoes and coke. Finish the day with some explosive chemical demonstrations

10th October – Sound and Light – A sonic adventure where you will investigate Lasers, Sound waves, build your own Vortex Cannon and more.

To find out more or Register for your place go to or

Friends of Beacon Hill – Grand Scrub Clearance Event

02011302Friends of Beacon Hill are a friendly gathering of like minded volunteers helping to maintain the reserve. They are meeting at the Longhill Road entrance to the reserve for their Grand Scrub Clearance Event. Come and join in and help keep the reserve looking amazing. Please bring gloves and wear stout footwear, all other tools will be provided.

Friday 25th September: 10:00 – 12:00 & 13:30 – 15:30
Saturday 26th September: 10:00 – 12:00 & 13:30 – 15:30

Further volunteer days:

Tuesday 6th October: 10:00 – 12:00
Thursday 15th October: 10:00 – 12:00

If you would like to join their email list or would like further information please contact Bernadette on 01273 309118 or email on

Rottingdean Drama Society presents Kindertransport

Rottingdean Drama Society presents
By Diane Samuels

Directed by Elaine Eardley

Wednesday 14th – Saturday 17th October 2015

This poignant play follows the life of Eva Schlesinger – a young Jewish girl sent to England on the Kindertransport just before the outbreak of World War Two.

After nights of violence against Jews across Germany and Austria, in November 1938, the British government introduced a program called the Kindertransport (children’s transport), which gave Jewish children – and only children – safe passage to the UK.

The story traces the effects that this early separation of Eva from her mother had throughout her life and particularly on her relationship with her own daughter.

Though fictitious, Kindertransport is based upon many real kinder stories.

Please visit for more information.

Performances are at 7:45pm on 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th October with an additional matinee performance at 2pm on 17th October.

Queen Vic Rottingdean – Good Beer Guide 2016

good_beer_guideGreat update from Philip and Ian from The Queen Vic:

The Good Beer Guide 2016 has been published and we have made it into the Guide for the third year running … In fact that makes it 3 out of 3 as we have only been here 3 years.

Ian and I took on the lease of the Queen Vic in 2012 – it was a rather sad and unloved pub with minimal ale sales. In the last three years with a great team of staff and suppliers, we have managed to completely turn the pub around and it is now a lively but traditional pub that sells a great selection of ales and also has an extremely well stocked back bar including over 30 gins! And, we also have a growing reputation for our food which is all freesh cooked on the premises using local meat, fish and vegetables wherever possible.

So … an enormous thankyou to all those of you that brew our ales – without you all making such good ale, we wouldn’t be able to get a great pint in front of our customers and find ourselves yet again in the Goood Beer Guide.

A particular thankyou to the brewers of our “house ales” – Harveys Sussex Best Bitter (Miles, Edward, Simon and all the team there) and Long Man Long Blonde (Steve, Jamie and all the team there). Those two ales form the foundation of our success with ales.

But also a massive thankyou to all the other brewers whose ale we buy and who these days are far too numerous to name. Some of our more frequent and popular visitors include ales from: Adnams, Caledonian, St Austell, Goddards and Jennings … Not forgetting the cider makers either, particularly our friends at Lilleys Cider.

Last, but decidedly not least – our customers who drink the ale and seem to be brave enough to keep coming back for more. We should perhaps single out Camra and our local Brighton & South Downs Branch from whom we get such great support throughout the year.

This all compensates for the fact that we are no longer named after the longest reigning monarch now that our present Queen has beaten Queen Victoria!

Thankyou one and all …

Philip & Ian

Philip Rees & Ian Wilson
Queen Victoria
54 High Street
East Sussex, BN2 7HF
01273 302121
Twitter: #The_Queen_Vic
Instagram: thequeen.vic

Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions Club Annual Charity Swim

IMG_010309:30 to 13:00, 11 October 2015
Roedean School Pool

If you like swimming why not enter a team in the Lions Charity Swim on Sunday 11 October. Enter a team of up to 6 (or swim on your own).

Get sponsored for every 2 lengths you swim. At least half to go to the Lions for their main charity, Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice and the remainder to your chosen charity.

Click on the image of the poster for full entry details

Rottingdean Camera Club’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition

RCC_Exhibition_Poster_fullThe Rottingdean Camera Club’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition is now up and running in the William Nicholson Art Gallery at the Grange.

Called ‘Captured’ it features a wide range of subject matter. Over 60 large images, together with greeting cards – all available for sale at very reasonable prices!

Also features our 90 year-old mahogany View camera used at Lewes prison.

It runs until Tuesday 8 September. Usual Grange opening hours are Mon-Sat 10.30-4.30, and Sun 1.30-4.30. Closed Wed.

On Your Bike

bike-675503_1280Come and Have a Go mountain bike day with Rottingdean’s Dieter Hachenberg.

Dieter is running a mountain bike ride for people who want to get out on their bikes but don’t know quite where to go or have not ridden for a while and want to get back on the bike. Or maybe you have a bike and just not got around to riding it yet? Well come and have a go!

10th October 10am – 1pm in Stanmer – join him for some fun riding – Dieter is a qualified Mountain Bike Ride Leader (British Cycling) and would love to introduce you to some of the great riding around Stanmer and the South Downs.

You can sign up on his Eventbrite Page.

Savour Samples

Wine and CheeseA gentle and warm August evening offers the perfect backdrop to ‘Savour Samples’ a tasting session devoted to Wine and English Cheeses. The venue is the Whiteway Centre, Saturday 15 August, the time 7.30pm, the cost £10.

The Wine expert is Victoria South from Seaford, and English Cheeses will be presented by Eleanor Robbins from ‘Say Cheese of Sussex’. It all augers well for an entertaining and illuminating evening.

Tickets need to be booked in advance: email or phone Brian Knight. or 01273 302 605

Deans to be Seen

The Deans Magazine is a free full-colour monthly magazine combining editorial content with advertising for the local area.

As a service to the local community, The Deans publish articles on local groups and reports on local events for FREE. These groups must be genuinely community groups and this service is not available for businesses. They also have a What’s On page where they will add your regular and one off events for FREE. Please contact them to talk about the possibility of publishing an article by e-mailing or calling Anne or Keith on 01273 586527.

A print version of the magazine is delivered free to 6,350 homes in the Saltdean, Rottingdean, Ovingdean and Roedean area and to selected shops in Woodingdean. However, also readable online, the latest issue of the Deans magazine can be found here at and a link is now on the home page. Back issues are on the The Deans Magazine own website.