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Farewell Ornette Coleman (and memories of Roger)



Hello, Great piece of writing from Geoff Dyer: Peter

The National Gallery



Hello, The cultured among you (I think that covers everyone doesn’t it?) might like to sign the petition against the privatisation of staff at the National Gallery.  Donate, if you can, to their strike fund: Thanks, Peter  

Wish you were there…



Hello, A few of the speeches from the People’s Assembly organized protest against Austerity in London last weekend.  At one point the police estimated the number on the march as a quarter of a million.  Later, too, an announcement was made from the stage in Parliament Square that the end of the march had arrived […]

Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund



Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund are raising funds for the family of baby Callum (see the poster in the staff room). They have sent a couple of cuddly Meerkats for a guess the name competition and have asked me to raise at least £25 by this Friday!! So I would really appreciate anyone’s help with this. The […]

Free cycle training and bike maintenance courses



Brighton & Hove City Council is offering all University of Sussex staff the opportunity to take part in free cycle training or bike maintenance training. More information available here.

Gaza Music School



Hello, Fantastic evening of classical Arabic music last week by Ahmad Al Khatib (oud) and Yousef Hbeisch (percussion) raising money for the Gaza Music School.  Work has already begun on raising £6,000 to bring four children over from the school to appear at next year’s Brighton Festival.  More details and how to contribute can be […]

Will René



Will René (he of the Last Chance Dance Band) will be supporting James Blackshaw at The Joker on June 12th.  Tickets £8.80 from Resident record shop. He’s also appearing as support to The Burning Hell at The Hope and Ruin on June 25th.  Tickets £9.15 also from Resident. Peter

Sussexsport staff activities newsletter



Staff activities newsletter Bank holiday opening times The Sport Centre will be closed on Monday 25 May but the Falmer Sports Complex will be open on this day from 10am to 4pm. Boundary fun run The boundary fun run (approximately 2.5 miles) will be on Wednesday 27 May commencing at 12.05pm outside the Sport Centre. […]

Foodbank collection in the staff room



Hi All, Claire Colburn in CEC is collecting food donations to take to the Whitehawk Foodbank  The collection point is in the staff room (underneath the health and safety poster) Over a million people relied on foodbanks in 2014-15 (compared to 40,000 in 2008-9) and this number is, sadly, expected to increase: Please […]

Last Chance Dance Band



Hello, The first release from the above (“Yes Yes Yes There Is A Light”) is now available from Will at John Smith’s bookshop for the princely sum of £4.  Go to it hipsters! Peter