Brighton & Hove, World AIDS Day events

Besi Besemar December 1, 2012

The Brighton & Hove World AIDS Day Partnership are organising a series of events in Brighton & Hove to mark World AIDS Day on December 1. The partnership includes: Bear Patrol Social Group, BHCC Partnership Community Safety Team, CDO Sussex, Lunch Positive, The Sussex Beacon, Sussex Community NHS Trust, Sussex Ecumenical HIV Chaplaincy and THT South.

For up to the minute information, join their Facebook page World AIDS Day – Brighton & Hove at


• World AIDS Day Exhibition: 

There will be an exhibition of The Hankie Quilt Project as well as information to promote World AIDS Day.

The Dome Foyer, The Dome, Brighton,

Saturday, December 1–Sun Dec 2, 10am–5pm each day

• Rise Living Library: Secrets & Lives

Jubilee Library, Brighton

November 28-30, 2–5pm

The RISE Living Library is an opportunity for visitors to the library to speak informally with ‘people on loan’.

Wednesday, November 28 2-5pm: Meet people whose lives have been affected by drugs and alcohol.
Thursday, November 29: 2-5pm: Domestic Abuse – discover stories of survival.
Friday, November 30: 2-5pm: Meet people living with the effects of HIV.

Memorial Space

• New Steine Gardens

Saturday, December 1, 2–7pm.

Volunteers and staff from the partnership will be at New Steine Gardens from 2pm providing a welcoming place for people to leave keepsakes, photos or messages of hope or remembrance at the memorial. Lunch Positive will be providing refreshments.

Candle light Vigil

•  Brighton AIDS Memorial Candle Light Vigil,

New Steine Gardens,

Saturday December 1, 6-7pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend the remembrance event of those we have lost to HIV/AIDS in Brighton & Hove. There will be a reading of the names and a candle light vigil. New names to be read (in addition to those in previous years) can be emailed to by Nov 27, or can be added to the list during the day at the Memorial Space in New Steine.

• Positive Hope
Service of Remembrance & Solidarity,

The Sanctuary (top floor), Dorset Gardens Methodist Church,

Saturday, December 1, 7.30–8.30pm.
Refreshments courtesy of Lunch Positive will be served from 6.30pm – go along after the Candle Light Vigil. Churches Together in central Brighton & Kemptown and Sussex HIV Chaplaincy invite ALL to join them in a service of remembrance for those who have died and solidarity for those living with HIV/AIDS. An opportunity for prayer and reflection, in a welcoming and supportive atmosphere, for those with some faith or none.



Presented by Music for Life,

St Mary’s Church, St James Street, Kemptown.

Sunday, November 25, 6pm,
Features the Regency Singers directed by Mark Hodge, Tom Murphy tenor, Alexandra Bowa soprano, Neil Carter flautist & Andrew Ballantyne harp.

Tickets £10/£8 concs.


• WE ALL LIVE TOGETHER – A Concert for World Aids Day:

The Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, The Rainbow Chorus, Qukulele, Resound and The Theatre Workshop. Compered by Neil Bartlett OBE. The concert will feature a joint performance of the first international OutPostChoir anthem, You Make Me Proud composed by Howard Alexander. Proceeds to Rainbow Fund.

St Mary’s Church, St James’ Street,

Saturday December 1 at 7.30pm

Tickets on the door or from: BGMC



Actually Gay Men’s Chorus and Actually Gay Women’s Chorus perform together. World Premiere of Beacons Requiem with full orchestra written by AGMC member, Richard Horscraft. The event isn’t ticketed but there will be a collection for Sussex Beacon after the show.

St Andrews Church, Waterloo Street, Hove,

Saturday December 1, 7.30pm.


• Free & confidential HIV test & sexual health screening:

Shae Shae Creations, 50 Queens Rd, Brighton,

Friday Dec 7, 2-6.30pm


Friday November 30

• Revenge:

X Factor’s Rylan Clark, bucket collections for THT, 10pm


Saturday December 1
• A-bar:

Honey Hush fundraiser, r&b/rock & roll/rockabilly night, 9pm.

• Charles Street:

Come to Daddy, 10pm. £1 per head to the Sussex Beacon.

• Revenge:

Kinky Dangerous fundraiser, for THT & Sussex Beacon, free entry, donation on the door, 10.30pm.

• Subline:

Rouge World AIDS Day Fundraiser for THT, 9pm.