World Aids Day events

Besi Besemar December 1, 2014

The Brighton & Hove World AIDS Day Partnership are organising a series of events in Brighton & Hove to mark World AIDS Day on December 1.

CandleLit Vigil Brighton World Aids Day

The partnership includes: Lunch Positive, The Sussex Beacon, Gscene Magazine, Sussex Ecumenical HIV Chaplaincy, Peer Action, BHCC Partnership Community Safety Team and THT Brighton.

Memorial Space

• New Steine Gardens: Monday, December 1 at 4pm.

Volunteers and staff from the partnership will be at New Steine Gardens from 12 noon providing a safe and welcoming space for people to leave keepsakes, photos or messages of hope or remembrance at the memorial. They will be available to collect any new names of those we have lost to be added to the list of names and to give information on the vigil and the day’s events. Refreshments will also be available from the World AIDS Day Café marquee close to the memorial.

Candlelit Vigil

• Brighton AIDS Memorial CandleLit Vigil, New Steine Gardens: Monday, December 1, 6-7pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend the remembrance event of those lost to HIV/AIDS in Brighton & Hove. There will be a reading of the names and a candlelit vigil. Spaces will be available for anyone seeking quiet moments of reflection. New names to be read (in addition to those in previous years) can be added to the list during the day at the World AIDS Day Café marquee in New Steine Gardens. Thanks to the Camelford Arms for offering free hot beverages before and after the vigil for anyone attending and to the New Steine Hotel for their ‘behind the scenes’ support.

Positive Hope

• Service of Remembrance & Solidarity, The Sanctuary (top floor) Dorset Gardens Methodist Church: Monday, December 1, 7.30-8.30pm.

After the Candlit Vigil, continue to remember loved ones. Churches Together in central Brighton 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. Refreshments from 6.45pm.


• WORLD AIDS DAY CONCERT: We all live together

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, Brighton Belles, Women’s Chorus, Rainbow Chorus, Resound Male Voice and Qukelele will perform at St Mary’s Church, St James St, Monday, December 1, doors open 7pm, concert at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 available from Prowler, St James Street or on the door.


•  World AIDS Day Exhibition, Jubilee Library. Jubilee Street, Brighton

The exhibition will include information and resources about HIV and runs till December 4.

Training courses

•  World AIDS Day Lunch Time HIV awareness & Update at THT, 61 Ship Street, Brighton

To mark World Aids Day 2014 Terrence Higgins Trust Brighton are running a free lunchtime training course on HIV basic awareness and 2014 update

 12:30 – 12:45: HIV & AIDS: the basics, the virus life cycle & transmission

12:45 – 13:00: Treatment, PrEP & cure?

13:00 – 13:15: Is HIV like an other chronic condition?

13:15 – 13:30: Questions

Candlelit Vigil Brighton