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World AIDS Day charity fundraiser for THT tonight (December 1) at Bar Broadway

Besi Besemar December 1, 2017

Charles Street teams up with Bar Broadway for this years annual World AIDS Day (WAD) fundraising extravaganza on Friday, December 1.

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Hugo Michiels print to raise money for THT

Besi Besemar November 19, 2017

An exclusive print of the old pier entitled Fly Past by local photographer Hugo Michiels will be raffled on Friday, December 1 during the annual Charles Street, World Aids Day fundraiser which is being staged this year at Bar Broadway during Charles Street’s refit.

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Business News

Change of name and major refurb for Charles Street bar

Besi Besemar October 25, 2017

After 17 years being a main stay of the Brighton LGBT+ scene, Charles Street bar will be holding a closing down party from 7.30 on Sunday, November 12 called “Sally says – Drink Us Dry!” with special guest cabaret from Cinebra. The venue will be closed to the public for the following four weeks to undergo a major refurbishment.

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Community News

Rainbow Fund award record total in grants to local LGBT/HIV groups

Besi Besemar October 20, 2017

Grants totalling £110,688 awarded to local LGBT+ and HIV organisations at the annual Rainbow Fund Grant Awards Ceremony at the Brighton Metropole Hotel on Monday, October 16. Rainbow Fund Patron Zoe Lyons and entertainer Lola Lasagne proved a great double act hosting the ceremony and announcing the successful recipients of this years grants.

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Community News

Back To School Charity Spectacle tonight at Charles Street

Besi Besemar September 22, 2017

Brighton & Hove Sea Serpents Rugby Football Club with Sister Kara Van Park, Sister Sally Vate and Father Jason Thorpe present: Our Lady of the Serpent Rugby School for Boys’ BACK TO SCHOOL CHARITY SPECTACLE tonight at Envy above Charles Street Bar.

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Mega fundraising birthday bash at Charles Street today to benefit Rainbow Fund

Besi Besemar September 2, 2017

Chris Marshall, manager at Charles Street and DJ extraordinaire Ruby Roo celebrate their respective birthdays on Sunday, September 3 with a fundraise extravaganza at Charles Street to benefit the Rainbow Fund. Hosted by the Lola Lasagne, artists appearing will include such luminaries of the cabaret circuit as Mary Mac, Miss Penny, Rose Garden, The Vixens, Cinebra, Sally Vate, Sandra, Miss Jason, Mrs Moore, Lady Imelda, Kara Van Park, Lucinda Lashes, Dr Beverley Ball Crusher, Gabriele Parrish and hopefully Miss Jason

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Business News

Memorial benches to ‘Mouse and Gloria’ dedicated

Besi Besemar July 24, 2017

Friends and colleagues of Michael ‘Mouse’ Burton and Gary ‘Gloria’ Swan gathered under cloudy skies in New Steine Gardens, on Sunday (July 23) to dedicate two memorial benches in both their names. Both Michael and Gary who died unexpectedly towards the end of 2016 were very popular on the commercial LGBT+ scene, having worked at different times over the years at Revenge, Bar Revenge, Legends, The Star and Charles Street.

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Community News

Benches to be named after former popular employees today at 2.30pm in New Steine Gardens

Besi Besemar July 23, 2017

A pair of benches will be named after two popular former employees who worked on the LGBT+ commercial scene for many years, today at 2.30pm in New Steine Gardens in the shadow of the Aids Memorial.At the end of March some of Brighton’s LGBT+ venues came together to raise money to purchase two memorial benches for Michael ‘Mouse’ Burton and Gary ‘Gloria’ Swan in New Steine Gardens.

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National accolades for manager of Two Brewers

Besi Besemar July 16, 2017

Jimmy Smith the boss of two Brewers in Clapham has received two of the highest community accolades in recognition of 25 years supporting the LGBT+ communities in London and Brighton and is up for a 2017 award hat trick adding Great British Best Managed Pub to the honours.

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