Artspace Brighton »
Artspace in Brighton successfully supports vulnerable adults to improve their mental well-being, build social networks, develop their arts practice, and access the wider art world.
Mick’s Garage »
When antisocial behaviour first became a problem on the east Worthing estate where Mick Smith and his wife Chriss live, their response was the same as most other people's. "We shouted at them like everybody else for the first couple of years and then realised that was going nowhere," says Mick, who is Sussex-born-and-bred. "We started collecting old bikes and doing them up, giving them to the local kids and teach them how to care for them. We keep the bikes in my garage - hence the name Mick's Garage!" The couple, who have been married for 47 years, work to improve the lives of young people by bringing the community together, helping people to help themselves and each other. They also work with local food schemes to deliver food to families who would otherwise not be able to feed their households. They also organise outings and trips for local children, many of whom suffer multiple disadvantage. Trips have included trips to Butlins and Fishers Farm. Some children's horizons have been so limited, the farm visit was the first time they had encountered real, live cows and sheep.
Music of our Time »
Music of our Time (MOOT) brings together local musicians with professional performers for contemporary classical music event series such as Sounds of War – Instruments of Peace 1914-2014 during the Brighton Fringe Festival 2014. The concerts will commemorate the WW1 centenary and the 70th anniversary of D-Day by celebrating the heritage and legacy of music by women composers, soldier- and pacifist-composers through a number of music, literature, film and educational events.
Phoenix Snak Shak »
The Snak Shak is a drop-in café where young people from the Manhood Peninsula, Selsey can drop in on a Monday or Tuesday evenings to play table football, watch music TV, buy cheap refreshments and generally relax with their friends in a safe and warm environment. Snak Shak appeals more to ‘disaffected’ young people who […]
Reaching Families »
Reaching Families is a parent-led support group offering advice, information, training and support to the parents and carers of children with special needs in West Sussex.