Monthly Archives: October 2015

Rocking the Community Base!

We at BrightonSoup are very excited to announce that Brighton band Carnivalé will be playing for us at our upcoming Soup @CommunityBase. The quintet are currently working on their debut album, but members members Millsy and Jim Cannings will be taking a break to come and entertain us with a short acoustic set.

A self professed rock and contemporary blues band with a touch of the circus, they promise to deliver an exhilarating performance come Soup night. So if you don’t want to miss out then grab yourself a ticket before we’re sold out!.

You can check out the band at facebook.com/officialcarnivalé / @carnivale_band

Hope to see you on the 20th 🙂

Team Soup

Let’s see what you could have won…

With our next event fast approaching we’ve been working hard to get some exciting raffle prizes, but we don’t want to give too much away (figuratively speaking at least). But now seems like the perfect time to look at what you may have missed out on if you couldn’t make our last Soup in Hangleton.

If it’s food and drink you’re interested in then Get Stuffed Cafe gave Soup-goers a voucher redeemable at their cafe in Hangleton. And across the road The Grenadier Pub donated another one – and free pub-grub is always a treat! There was more deliciousness too as Intenso Cafe offered up free coffee and cake for six people at their chilled out place on Portland Road. We were definitely tempted to hold onto this one – we spend so much time there it’s become a kind of Soup HQ.

Soup-goers wanting to look good were in luck too as Suntrap Salon were happy to donate a tanning session at their salon in Hangleton and Hair Retreat offered a free cut & blow dry at their place in Portland Road. A great way to look good while saving money!

And those looking for a nice day out we got you covered. For the kids, Westow Play & Football gave us 6 tickets to their play area. In a lovely gesture on the night a raffle contestant winner selected the Westows tickets and donated them to Tamsin of Wide Berth so her mum’s group could take their kids for some fun time. All in the spirit of the evening.

While for the adults, Coral Greyhound Stadium were kind enough to donate two sets of 6 of their tickets to lucky raffle winners, enough for a large family or group of friends! And if that wasn’t enough each set came with a bottle of red wine: a Marques de Casa Concha courtesy of Hartley’s Wines and a Stowell’s from Warr News, both based in Hangleton. Would it surprise you to know that these were snapped up almost immediately?

That about wraps it up for the raffle prizes, but if you’re interested in getting your hands on any at the next event be sure to book your tickets and join us in November. 🙂

See you there!

Team Soup

Purple Winner Update

At our last soup event, we caught up with our first Soup winner, Ann Menhinick from Purple People Kitchen, who gave everyone a quick update on how their community garden project has been getting on since winning the money back in June.

“Many things have happened and we have met some wonderful people who are anxious to help us.” Ann happily announced to a packed hall in Hangleton.

Among those mentioned in her speech was Barry Hutton, Head of Construction Studies at Crawley College, who after hearing Ann’s presentation at the first BrightonSoup event in June volunteered some of his students to help construct storage sheds, compost bins, picnic tables and raised beds for disabled users. Anne plans on using the money her project won to stock up on the equipment needed to work and maintain the garden.

Since work has started on the community garden, volunteers have been flooding in from all over; pupils from St. Nicholas who want to help develop a pond on the plot, a tree surgeon who aims to help with some of the heavy work, and many more who recognise the good that the Purple People Plot can do for the local community.

Many of those using using the garden will be the families of those visiting the Food Bank on Fridays to get a hot meal and supplies. They’re averaging 86 meals a week at the moment, that’s a lot of people being helped. In good weather they’ll be able to sit out and enjoy the garden and look after it.

Since pitching at Soup back in June, it seems things been moving quite quickly! Ann says “The Soup event gave us a spur to get going and we greatly appreciate the support and encouragement we have received.”

As always, if you want to get involved, then get in touch – Call Ann on 07789 765 933

Keep up the great work, Ann.

Team Soup