Be Hove Yourselves

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From today, work officially begins on the first phase of our Hove Town Hall space. From the start of October, Floor 2 of Hove Town Hall will be open to members, existing and new, for the continuation of our PLATF9RM space. All very exciting.

Located in the heart of Hove’s commercial district, and under half a mile from Hove station, the new location will provide a range of working spaces and membership options. From design-led co-working areas which encourage collaboration to fixed desks to private offices, phone booths and meeting rooms. The ground floor will also have a lounge, showers, and a multi-use cultural space due to open (hopefully) in time for our Christmas social.

Members will be able to make connections in the monthly socials, and benefit from regular business workshops and cultural events, as well as locally-sourced café facilities.

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Co-working spaces and private offices are available, whether you're a one (wo)man band or established business of 20+ employees.

We start tours officially on Monday 4 September, but can provide individual tours before then. Contact Emilie to book in or for more information click below. We can't wait to show you around!

Company Of The Week - Loopmill

This week we are with Chris Dunne and Chris Hollands from Loopmill, a web design and branding agency that utilise the quiet room desks on PLATF9RM ’s floor 5.

 

FIRSTLY, ALTHOUGH YOU SHARE THE SAME NAME, HOW WOULD YOU DIFFERENTIATE YOURSELVES?

Chris 1: He's in a folk-band...

Chris 2: He's a tatooed hipster.

-now referred to respectively as 'tattoo Chris' and 'folkband Chris'-

WHAT DOES LOOPMILL DO?

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Tattoo Chris: We are a web based company that specialises in digital products and marketing websites.

AND WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO PLATF9RM?

Tattoo Chris: Errm...the community just seemed really cool.

Folk-Band Chris: yeah and seeing some of the...well it sounds superficial but space, the design how it’s set up.

Tattoo Chris: We have been freelancing for about 5 years so it’s always nice to see some different spaces.

TELL ME, DO YOU HAVE ANY PET PEEVES?

Folk-Band Chris: in life? Yeah loads.

Tattoo Chris: Probably folk music…

Folk-Band Chris: Tattoos.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE WORD?

Tattoo Chris: Hmm no but now I’m thinking about the word peeved.

Folk-Band Chris: I do..I can’t think what it is...

Tattoo Chris: DOLLOP!

Folk-Band Chris: Yeah, dollop is a good one.

WHAT IS YOUR ALBUM OF 2017 SO FAR?

Tattoo Chris: The new Yeasayer Album...wait maybe that’s last year.

Folk-Band Chris: Yeah mine is last year too...Kaytranda i think its called 99.9%. We are just behind the times.

WHAT'S YOUR SIGNATURE DISH WHEN YOU'RE IN CHARGE OF COOKING?

Folk-Band Chris: This is more your area Chris…

Tattoo Chris: It would be a Lamb and Apricot tagine...it’s my only dish!

Folk-Band Chris: I like a Bolognese…it’s no tagine.

IF YOU WERE ATTENDING A DINNER PARTY AND YOU COULD SIT BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE - PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE - WHO WOULD THEY BE??

Folk-Band Chris: Genghis Kahn … Ghandi

Tattoo Chris: I was going to say Ghandi, the classic cheesy option.

THE BEST DAY IN THE WEEK IS A...

Tattoo Chris: Monday because we wake up and smash work…To be honest I forget what day it is so the whole week is the best day... and the worst.

Folk-Band Chris: I’d say everyday too, we agree on that!

Another week, another company. Join us again next time to get to know somebody else here at PLATF9RM a little bit better.

9 Things We Love About Hove

A small apology: over the next few months we’re going to be talking quite a lot about Hove. We’ll admit that it’s not entirely without self-interest; we’re opening a new site at Hove Town Hall in October. But we do genuinely love Hove and the creative business superstars that frequent its Lawns and armada of bakeries

Here’s nine of our favourite things about the area that is definitely, definitely, definitely not Brighton.

1. UNIThai

From the outside Unithai looks like a non-descript Thai supermarket. But take a stroll out the back and you’ll find wobbly tables and a thumb-sized kitchen serving up proper Thai scram. It’s only open until 15.30 and be prepared to scooch up next to someone if you go at lunch; it’s a local legend and is always busy.

 

Hove Lawns, overlooking the seafront

Hove Lawns, overlooking the seafront

2. HOVE LAWNS

Yes, it hosts festivals most of the summer and it’s best to not dwell on just how coated the grass is with dog wee, but Hove Lawns has a community all of its own. Shout out to the rain-splattered lunatics doing Military Fitness classes in February.

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Hove Town Hall, Auditorium Ceiling.

3. HOVE TOWN HALL

We’re honestly not just saying this because we’re about to move into part of the building. Hove Town Hall is a totem of Brutalist architecture and, though some say it’s a dreary throwback to the not-so-swinging 70s, we think its an essential part of the local furniture.

Photo Credit: Art Shop & Pottery http://bit.ly/2uVeRiz

Photo Credit: Art Shop & Pottery http://bit.ly/2uVeRiz

4. Art shop & pottery

Art Shop & Pottery hasn't been open long, but it’s already beloved of Hove’s artistic community. Offering all the paints and trinkets any aspiring Hockney or Kahlo could desire, it also runs a rich program of painting, clay and pottery glasses. Also, Alan – the fabulously-mustachioed guy that runs it – is hero around these parts.

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5. HOVE LAGOON

If wake-boarding is your bag, then Hove Lagoon with its network of jumps and pulleys is a little slice of endorphin-packed heaven. A major tip from us: it’s popular with dog walkers, outside of high season the water can get pretty gnarly. Unless you want to be bathing your woofer for days, don’t let them anywhere near the water.

Photo Credit: Booth's Museum http://bit.ly/2w6FFBI

Photo Credit: Booth's Museum http://bit.ly/2w6FFBI

6. Booth's Museum of Natural History

Edward Booth was Victorian ornithologist and over his lifetime collected over 300 stuffed birds. This was the beginning of a collection of birds, fossils, insects, plants and bones, which now make up Booth’s museum. It’s kinda tucked away and not many people really know it’s there, but worth a flying (sorry) visit.

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7. V&H Cafe

Woken up with a six-pint hangover clanging between your ears like a jackhammer in concrete? V+H Cafe is the best chance you’ve got of getting cured before work. Despite using hyper-local produce their prices are totally reasonable and you can fire up a smoothie along with your healthy (ish) fry-up. It’s mega for vegans too, with their homemade baked beans and sautéed chestnut mushrooms manna for those who can’t face another Linda McCartney sausage.

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Photo Credit: Doyle http://bit.ly/2w6odxb

Photo Credit: Doyle http://bit.ly/2w6odxb

8. LANDSDOWNE PLACE HOTEL

For years. the Landsdowne Place Hotel has sat crumbling and unused; presumably waiting for a developer to come along and raze in pursuit of a block of identikit flats. It’s recently been sold and it will be sad to see it go; no other building in town exudes that ambience of doomed seaside romance quite so perfectly.

Photo Credit: Sugardough Bakery http://bit.ly/2w9zMCT

Photo Credit: Sugardough Bakery http://bit.ly/2w9zMCT

9. Sugardough Bakery

Come for the almond croissants, stay for the everything. Best bakery in Hove or Brighton.

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Member Of The Week - Mark Robbins

This week we’re talking to Mark Robbins, one of PLATF9RM’s floor 5 dedicated desk users. Mark works for Rebel as an email developer and CSS hacker extraordinaire… We’re going to leave it him to explain what exactly that means!

FIRST UP, IN LAYMAN’S TERMS PLEASE, WHAT DO YOU DO?

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So I’m an email developer for Rebel who are a New York based company. We basically put website functionality into emails, so things like writing reviews and buying stuff can be done directly from the inbox. I’m also going to be running a CodePen meetup here at PLATF9RM on the 4th October.

AND WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO PLATF9RM?

I was renting a desk from a friend who runs a company in town but they kept expanding and eventually ran out of space. I wanted to stay central and have other people around - somewhere with a busy but relaxed atmosphere.

TELL ME, WHAT’S THE WORST JOB YOU’VE EVER HAD?

I’ve not had many bad jobs but the hardest thing I ever did was when, quite a few years ago, I was working on a film and we did a week solid of 20 hour days and the last day was a 30 hour day!

WHAT IS YOUR ULTIMATE GUILTY PLEASURE SONG?

Some 90s hip hop, like Boom! Shake The Room with the Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff.

WHAT OR WHO IS CURRENTLY YOUR SCREENSAVER?

It’s quite boring, just one of the Mac default ones with pictures from National Geographic - so lots of nice animals.

IF YOU COULD WITNESS ANY EVENT - PAST, PRESENT, OR FUTURE - WHICH EVENT WOULD IT BE?

It would probably have to be a gig… So maybe Sex Pistols at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall. It's so infamous - everyone claims to have been there, but only a few people actually were!

AND, STICKING WITH THAT THEME, WHAT’S THE BEST GIG YOU’VE EVER ACTUALLY BEEN TO?

I think it would have to be Ian Brown. I saw him play at Digital about 10 years ago, when it first opened. We were expecting just a DJ set and he turned up with a full 12-piece band and played all the classics.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN THE FILM OF YOUR LIFE?

Nicholas Cage, because he makes great films as well as terrible films… And I don’t know how my life is going to turn out! But he would suit it, either way.

WHAT’S THE CLOSEST YOU’VE EVER COME TO DEATH?

Recently I was trying to convert an old radio into a guitar amplifier, as you do, and I sort of lost track and left it plugged in whilst I was working. Then I heard a loud bang and all the lights went out. I had completely fried the inside of the radio but thankfully I was okay!

Another week, another member. Join us again next time to get to know somebody else here at PLATF9RM a little bit better.

9 Things You Definitely Need To Do In Brighton This Month

Depending on your thoughts regarding crowds in Brighton, August is either the city’s most exciting time or the month where you visit your in-laws in Madagascar. 

If you’re sticking around, here’s our pick of August’s options.

1. Pride. Pride. Pride. PRIDE.  4 - 6 August

We mean, yeah, 300,000 people descending into out city for a weekend of noise and revelry is, for all intents and purposes, a massive clanging ballache. But Pride weekend is a Brighton institution and whether you’re joining the oscillating throng on St James Street or mooching round the side street sound systems, there’s a story on every corner.

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2. Cheese Fest UK - 12 August

The organisers of the first Cheese Fest, going down in Victoria Gardens, told The Argus that it’s the “most important day of cheese that Brighton has ever seen” and we’re not sure if a more evocative sentence has ever been uttered about this city.

3. Party In Your Pants: The Sunrise Session - The Volks - 18 August

Party In Your Pants are a feminist collective who have developed a reputation for twanging raves where semi-nudity is encouraged (read: essential) and attendees are expected to slathered in luminescent paint. They’re normally found at The Joker but for their summer party they’re turning up the heat and heading to The Volks for an uber sesh, before moving out to the beach when it closes at 5am.
 

4. Brunswick Festival - 19 - 20 August

This year is Brunswick festival’s 36th event and it will be the phantasmagoria of beery folk singers, boot sale tat and wafty hippies it always was. May that never change.
 

5. Big Sussex Market - 26 - 28 August

Fancy an hour nervously perusing inordinately expensive meats and wines before setting, inevitably, for a small tub of olives?? Big Sussex Market has got you covered. It’s free though, so you can look without guilt and spend as long as you want hovering by the stall giving out the chorizo tasters.
 

6. Holy Fuck (Live in the round) @ Patterns -23 August

Holy Fuck are one of the more heady-twisty bands around, splurging a combination of electro-rock, industrial and noise rock. They’re gnarly veterans of the live scene and are playing a special ‘in the round’ show at Patterns; get close to the action and feel your brain melt.
 

7. Brighton Thai Festival - 26 August

Your one-stop shop for all things Thai.  Expect (lots of) Thai food and demos. Thai massage Muay Thai boxing and, of course, a ladyboy show. Preston Park > Bangkok.
 

8. Bite Size Museum Talks- Brighton Museum & Art Gallery - Throughout August

If you have kids, you’ll know the struggle of keeping them off screens and ideally out of the house for as long as possible. Lucky for you, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is offering free pop-up guided tours, talks and in-depth examinations of collections. Good for keeping the moody brood out of your hair for two sweet, precious hours.
 

9. Free The Nipple - Brighton Seafront - 19 August

Free The Nipple is a global equality movement that seeks to address one of the major gender imbalances that exists between men and women: namely, that it’s acceptable for a man to expose his nipples in public but for a woman it can put them at risk of ridicule, arrest or even violence.

This collective will be taking to the seafront for a day of love, marches and fancy dress. Expect plenty of boobs; exposure of your own is optional.

Member Of The Week - Anna Cummings

This week we’re with the fabulous Anna Cummings, who is one of our co-workers, and works for Educatus helping relocating families find a good school for their kids. She is also PLATF9RM’s resident health geek, with an MSc in Personalised Nutrition, and a health, nutrition and wellness blog.

LET’S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING, WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK?

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I am the associate director of an education consultancy called Educatus and we help families who are relocating internationally find schools for their kids. On the other side of things I also have a health blog as health is my passion, plus I really enjoy writing #healthgeek.

AND WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO PLATF9RM?

Basically I was just getting massive cabin fever and I decided it would be really nice to put proper real person clothes on and leave the house each week and meet lots of lovely people, which I have done!

AS A CERTIFIED FOOD NERD, WHAT ONE THING WOULD YOU EAT EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE?

Ummmmmm spinach. As a dark leafy green veg it is nutrient dense and good for you - I actually eat it every day as it is! I genuinely feel a bit weird if I go a few days without spinach.

(Take note, Platf9rmers)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PHOBIA?

Daddy long legs… they creep me out because they’re unpredictable…

WHAT IS YOUR GUILTIEST PLEASURE?

I don’t eat dairy but once in a while I do love a massive traditional English roast with loads of roast potatoes followed by the stickiest of sticky toffee puddings.

IT’S SUNDAY AFTERNOON, WHERE ARE WE LIKELY TO FIND YOU?

Probably at home - cooking a roast and having a chill out with nice music and a glass of vino.

WHO WOULD WIN IN A BATTLE, DUMBLEDORE OR GANDALF?

Oh my god this is difficult! First of all, I love them both, they’re both absolute legends. My nickname was actually Gandalf when I played in my school basketball team. But I think that Dumbledore might just clinch it… Even though Gandalf is badass we have seen him lose a couple of times. Dumbledore only ever lost at the end, and it was self sacrifice.

IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WHERE WOULD IT BE?

That’s a tough one. I've lived in England, Ireland, Kenya, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi (because of being an expat brat as a child)... but I really do love being in England now because I’m closer to family. Obviously if it was hotter that would be the cherry on top of cake.

IF YOU WERE A COCKTAIL WHICH COCKTAIL WOULD YOU BE?

Espresso martini (no hesitation)

Another week, another member. Join us again next time to get to know somebody else here at PLATF9RM a little bit better.

9 Perennial Freelancer Problems

There’s an art to happy freelancing, and if you’ve mastered the knack PLATF9RM would love to know your secrets.

Don’t be afraid to grab us in the corridor and tell us; until then, here’s nine perennial problems freelancers face on an all-too- frequent basis.

1. THE BRITISH GUILT OF CHASING INVOICES

Obviously, mistakes do happen: E-mails get accidentally deleted, people go on holiday, Susan from accounts takes a fortnight off to mourn the passing of her cat, Squabbles. There are plenty of reasons why an invoice goes missing and we get that, we honestly do. But there is a literally nothing as galling as repeatedly chasing an invoice for a job you’ve already done, having your emails ignored, yet somehow experiencing a particularly British type of guilt at inconveniencing them with your pleas to get paid.
 

2. THE 'FEAST OF FAMINE' COMPLEX

The good times come and the good times go, but in the land of the freelancer it feels like you’re either inundated with business or experiencing a full-blown existential crisis after one day without work. Out tip? Learn to appreciate the low times. This leads rather nicely to…
 

3. HOW DO I SAY NO TO WORK?

You’re already drowning in work, you’re sleeping four hours a night, you’ve eaten a McDonald’s breakfast for the the fourth time this week. Then a good job lands in your inbox; how do you possibly say no? What if the client never come back? Will you live out the rest of your days in doubt, pondering whether this job – like Karen Sullivan from Chemistry class in year 11 – will nibble at your soul forever as the ‘one that got away’?

Let it go. Your product will be poorer. If they like you, they’ll come back. And if not, there’s plenty more Karen Sullivan's in the world.
 

4. THE INESCAPABLE LURE OF THE FRIDGE

For the work-from- homers, the fridge is both generous friend and most-dangerous foe.

Sent an email? Go to the fridge. Finished that assignment? Go to the fridge? Someone’s come to the door? Quickly dispatch them and spend the next fifteen minutes picking at a two-month-old bag of grated cheese. The struggle is real.
 

5. THE GREAT EXPOSURE phenomenon.

If you work in the creative industries, people seem to think it’s acceptable to ask you to work for free for a seemingly infinite amount of time in exchange for ‘exposure’ or ‘contacts’.

Yeah, uhm, it’s not.
 

6. Quoting and charging appropriately

Hey kid, you’re a pro. Maybe you went to university, maybe you didn’t. Either way, don’t undersell yourself and think you have to go in bottom dollar. No-one wants to get stuck doing a job half-arsed because they’ve not charged the amount that their skills deserve.


7. Finding time to meet other freelancers going through the same sh*t as you

Getting advice from people going through the same experiences as you will make such huge
difference to your ability to cope with times of difficulty (and help you not get ahead of yourself in time of feast).

Frantically ignores the temptation to clear throat loudly, stamp feet and shout ‘PLATF9RM!!!’ here *

8. NOT KNOWING WHY PEOPLE AREN'T USING YOUR IDEAS

When you have a boss who has taken the time to interview you, vet you, consider your
suitability for his or her team and has generally invested time in you as a person rather than a
sheer working entity, then you can expect some feedback when they don’t like your ideas. For a
freelancer, most of the time it’s just a wall of silence as you spend yet another morning staring at the wall and wondering if you are, in fact, terrible at ideas and maybe even at life.

Woe.
 

9. HOW MUCH SELF PROMOTION IS TOO MUCH?

At what point do the social media posts pointing to your newest article/completed garden/newly- designed website become less ‘keeping people informed’ and more ‘clogging up newsfeeds with ego-swelling humblebrags’ ? Seriously, you tell us

Company Of The Week - This Is Publicity

This week we’re with Jasmin and Katie, the lovely ladies from This Is Publicity, a PR and digital marketing agency specialising in art and interiors. We’ve been hearing over the past few weeks all about their exciting new home renovation and interiors styling project, The House That Bloggers Built.

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Let's start at the very beginning, what does your company do?

J: This Is Publicity joins up all elements of the communications mix, from PR, to social media, to all forms of digital marketing and SEO. We’ve recently launched The House That Bloggers Built, something which has never been done before. It’s a very exciting platform creating content for brands and elevating the team of bloggers and instagrammers that we’ve curated for the project.

What brought you to PLATF9RM?

J: We hired Katie!

K: Woo me!

J: Katie was hired full time - this is her first month working for This Is Publicity and suddenly I couldn’t work from my kitchen anymore. So, we needed some space and this is a really lovely space - I like the decor, I like the interiors. It’s just creative and inspiring, you aren’t stuck at the same desk day in, day out.

K: Definitely

IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT, WHAT SINGLE PIECE OF ART WOULD YOU OWN AND WHY?

J: If money were no object I would probably buy a pair of Damien Hirst glitter Mickey and Minnie ridiculously big prints, really garish, ostentatious and sparkly... but I’d need a much bigger house to put them in first.

WHAT IS YOUR DEATH ROW MEAL?

K: Probably something really hearty like a nut roast or a veggie wellington… with a massive piece of apple crumble and custard for dessert.

J: If it could be absolutely anything I’m definitely going to go for an 18 course tasting menu, from Claridges!

ANY FUN FESTIVAL PLANS THIS SUMMER?

K: I went to Glastonbury and managed to get VIP tickets, because I am a very important person! I may be going to Shambala too.

J: I used to do a minimum of 3 festivals a year until I had a baby, and it all stopped! But I’d love to do a little day festival this year.

SING/RAP/SPEAK YOUR FAVOURITE SONG LYRIC AND TELL ME WHY IT’S YOUR FAVE

K: Don’t know exactly but anything by Thom Yorke because I just think he is a poet as well as a lyricist. And Radiohead are the best band ever and everyone knows it

J: I’ve got this one in my head… (sings) Let me take you to a place you wanna goooo, it’s a good life.

K: What’s that?

J: Good Life by Inner City

K: (sings) If you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain...

YOU’RE HOSTING YOUR DREAM DINNER PARTY, WHAT DO YOU COOK AND WHO IS THERE?

J: My favourite dinner to cook is scallops, black pudding, pancetta and peas to start, venison steak with vanilla and shredded beetroot salad and then creme brulee.

K: Mmmmm…

J: And I guess it would be with my family and friends. And maybe Grayson Perry. And Kate Moss. And Lady Gaga.

WHAT DID YOU DREAM ABOUT LAST NIGHT?

K: I had a dream I was in a massive house with my ex. I had left my mobile outside and it was snowing so we had to go and get it. Unfortunately I was only wearing a bath towel and then a stampede of elephants came towards me…

TELL ME YOUR BEST/WORST JOKE?

J: Not sure if it’s best or worst but it’s the only one I can remember… Why did the baker have brown hands?

K: Why?

J: Because he kneaded a poo.

Another week, another couple of members. Join us next time to get to know some else here at PLATF9RM a little bit better.

Summer Time and The Weather Is Fine?!

Welcome to the July PLATF9RM news. What a month it’s been! Members are now settled into Floor 5 and it’s a pleasure getting to know every single one of you. If you haven’t met the team properly yet, please say hello and tell us what makes you tick.

We’re offering a free co-working day on Thursday 27 July (Social day!), where you’ll be able to move between both floors and test the array of different spaces we now offer. We’d love for you to try us out, so please register your interest.

If you book a tour of PLATF9RM, you can also use the space for the day once your tour has finished.

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If you’ve ever looked enviously at a street food van owner or coffee shop entrepreneur, then this session will be for you. We’re hosting three totems of the local culinary scene - Doug McMaster from Silo, Jess Titcumb from Twisted Halo & Krisi Smith & Mike Turner fromBluebird Tea Co - and they’ll be guiding you through the peaks and troughs of running your own food and drinks business.

This event is open to members of the public so please RSVP below.

PLATF9RM might be filling up but we still have some private offices for hire.
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Floor 5

2 x 2 person office
1 x 3 person office
1 x 4 person office

More information can be found here.

Floor 6

2 x 2 person office
1 x 6 person office


More information can be found here.

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Our event space (with our 86" interactive screen and Sonos soundsystem) has already proved a smash hit, with rentals from Uber Eats, the Brighton Chamber of Commerce and the Virgin StartUp event to come. It can cater for talks, workshops and social events, so whether you’re looking for a business event or a meet-up for your local dog lovers Facebook group, get in touch.

Get info on the event space here.
 

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Our latest Cereal* Filler event took place on Monday 10 July, and it was another mini-slice of breakfast education. Ana, Anthony and Calliope had three minutes each, respectively, to discuss user experience, diversity in professional events and trail running. They found a captive audience unafraid to pose difficult questions, especially when conversation turned to the oh-so-murky side of technology in 2017.

The next Cereal* Filler for members is on Monday 14 August and make sure you have a gander at the photos from our last one on Facebook.

 

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Our event space was transformed into a hive of bee-related activity as local beekeeper Stuart Graham led us through the mind-boggling world of the honey bee. Stuart’s description of the ‘waggle dance’  — wherein bees indicate the direction of the nearest food source by essentially booty-shaking in its general direction — inspired huge respect for our honey-producing pals. There was plenty of interaction for all and vast jars of delicious Hove Honey to try, the reaction to which was far more positive than for the locally-brewed mead that Stuart gamely brought. (It was popular in the Dark Ages for a reason, guys.)

It was also our first live 3D video on Facebook, and we are reliably informed we had viewers in rapt attention across the city. Next stop: the world! (Or at least Lewes.)

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Last month’s Social was another huge success, with Gary Parselle of The Printing Press showing us the art of screen printing. In between enjoying some Brighton Bier, Brighton Gin and SeaCider, everyone had a go at creating prints of cheese plants and our very own red 9.  Check out some of the best in the library on Floor 6.

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This month sees us heading to the beach! On Thursday 27 July meet on Floor 6 at 5.30PMbefore heading down en-masse. Once there, we'll have the normal array of nibbles and plenty of beer and cider chilling in ice buckets. Bring your favourite beach games and — if you’re partial to a dip  — don your swimming costumes. We’re currently opening a sweepstake for the first person to go in after a few wines (it’ll be Olga, definitely Olga).

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We’ve tried to create a fun, buzzy space for you all to collaborate and thrive in, but we know that some people prefer a low-key setting to get those creative synapses firing. Floor 5 has a dedicated quiet space with no music, no phones and no distractions, except for some awesome sea views.

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We still have more co-working memberships available to suit a variety of needs.