Monthly Archives: April 2015

And the venue is…

South Portslade Community Centre on Church Road will be the venue for our inaugural Soup event on 19th June. The venue is confirmed, the event has been set up on Facebook and Streetlife. Now all we need to do is get organised 🙂

Next item on the list is projects! This first event is about projects in Portslade and nearby, but you’re still welcome even if you’re not a local. We hope to take BrightonSoup around our city and maybe you could help us make it happen. Why not come along and get involved?

So if you have an idea for a project in Portslade, or you know someone who does, and you’d like a small cash injection to help get things started. Then apply right now and you could be one of the projects on our opening night.

It can be a business, a free service, a workshop. Something to make Portslade look nicer like tidying up one of our parks or planting flowers, or offering free haircuts to local care homes. The only rule is that it has to benefit the Portslade community in some way.

I know it’s been said before by cooler people, but what are you waiting for?

The BrightonSoup Team



Almost there…

We’ve been checking out venues in Portslade this week and designing our first leaflet – and both are almost ready. As all the donations taken on the door will go to the winning project, we must raise funds separately to cover other costs such as venue hire, so we need to be thrifty. 

We had our sights set on the Portslade Village Centre. Our kids have attended youth clubs there over the years and we used it for charity fund raising a long time ago. Its a lovely venue, but they’re unable to host new events there at the moment so we have to look elsewhere.

Portslade Town Hall is big with lots of character, but it’s out of our price range. You also pay extra for the kitchen – and we want warm food don’t we? It’s a really nice place, though.

We also looked at the Mile Oak Community Centre which is smaller, but with lots of windows. Be great for a daytime event. Its more affordable and they don’t charge for the kitchen. It does have a lot of very small chairs though. 🙂

So far the favourite is South Portslade Community Centre. It’s the least expensive of all with no kitchen charge – a real plus – and it’s a really nice building. Our first corporate donation will probably cover the rental. It’s available most Fridays so all we need to do is decide on a date.

As for the leaflet, we like it. We’ll put a copy up in the next couple of days and you can lets us know if you do.

More soon.

The BrightonSoup Team

Our first blog!

Well, our first post, so let’s be brief.

We’re deciding on exactly where to hold our first BrightonSoup. We want it to be around the Portslade area because, well hey, it’s where we live and we wanted a short commute. Plus we already know people around here. Seemed like a great place to start. So we’re yet to settle on a venue and date, but we’re close to a decision.

The website, though still a work-in-progress, is now live. Which is great because we’re now looking for our first projects. And for people to help us make it happen.

So, thanks for visiting, and we hope to have good news soon.

The BrightonSoup Team