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February 2012

South Coast Soul Revue, The Vox Beatles & Rob Roy Collins headline Oval Park
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th May will see two evening events taking place at the Oval Park in Saltdean. See the poster for more details and be sure to purchase your tickets in advance as we have limited space inside the marquees. Tickets online from www.wegottickets.com or Pebbles Rottingdean, HR Hardware and David Shoebridge Saltdean.
And following the success of last year's Fun Day - which was named Community Event of 2011 by the Argus newspaper - we have decided to do it all again in 2012: Only this time bigger and better! More details to follow but make sure you hold Saturday 26th May from 11am - 4pm in your diary!


New! - Download or view the photos from our event here


September 2011

Concert for the Save The Lido Campaign:-

Sunday October 2nd at St. Nicholas Church Saltdean, at 7.00pm, a concert featuring Vivace! a small choir of mixed voices based in Ditchling, East Sussex., whose motto is 'Ubi Caritas et Amor' (Where there is love and charity).   We hope you will come along to this concert and experience for yourself the joy that an evening with Vivace! brings.

The concert will feature a wide range of music, from Baroque to Rock. Some items will be performed by soloists or smaller ensembles on a variety of musical instruments. A Vivace! programme really does contain something to suit all tastes! 

Please contact Alan Veening on 01273 308069 for tickets.  Tickets available on the door.

More details about the choir are available from our web site http://www.vivace.org.uk/

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July 2011

June 2011

  • Thousands turn out to support the Saltdean Lido Campaign - more news and photos here

    Saltdean’s first ever fun day and outdoor concert took place on Saturday attracting visitors of around 5,000 people throughout the day.  The evening concert which was sold out saw Paul Zenon, The Bobby McGees and The Brighton Beach Boys play to an audience of 475 people.  The event was organised by the Save Saltdean Lido Campaign to help raise awareness of their campaign to protect and restore Saltdean Lido and to help with fundraising for the campaign.

    The day’s event provided something for everyone with over 100 people bringing their dogs to have a go on the dog agility course provided by The Dog Hut.  Hundreds of children tried the Orb360 activities whilst the arts and crafts and food stalls proved popular too.  The bar which was operated by the Friends of Saltdean Lido provided ales from local breweries Hammerpot & Hepworth and ciders from Middle Farm, some of which sold out before the evening event even started!

    The event was officially opened by the Brighton & Hove Mayor, Anne Matthews with the Brighton Men’s Choir launching the day’s entertainment stage with their specially written song all about the campaign to save Saltdean Lido.

    Rebecca Crook, Chairperson, of the campaign says; ‘The event far surpassed our expectations with regards to the turn out which was fantastic and it really was a spectacular day with a great atmosphere.  Saltdean Park has never been that full before so we hope it sends out a clear signal that the local community are all behind the campaign.’ Rebecca goes onto say; ‘The day really wouldn’t have been possible without all the local people who volunteered and helped on the day, local businesses who have provided tremendous support, the generous raffle prize donations we’ve received and our sponsors Yeomans Brighton, Carruthers & Luck, Conran & Partners & Barefoot Wines whom we’d like to thank.’

    Local Rottingdean Coastal Councillor Mary Mears goes on to say; ‘The Summer Fun Day at Saltdean Park, was fantastic.  Everyone I spoke to said they were really enjoying the event, put on by the Friends of Saltdean Lido. It was wonderful to see so many residents and families’ young and old having such a great time. Congratulation to everyone who made the day possible it was an outstanding success’.

    Rebecca, confirms that they intend to make this an annual event and news of how much was raised from the event will be published on their website later this month.  www.saltdeanlidocampaign.org

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  • We are delighted to annouce that our applicaton to English Heritage for a review in the listing status of Saltdean Lido was officially recommended for an upgrade to Grade II*.  With immediate effect Saltdean Lido is Grade II* listed making it the first Grade II* listed lido in the country.  It is one of only three seaside lidos still in use and has been commended for its architectural interest and rarity.

    Rebecca Crook, Chairperson of the Save Saltdean Lido Campaign said; “We couldn’t be happier that this iconic building situated in the centre of our community now has the architectural and heritage recognition that it deserves.  It’s a wonderful building that we feel represents an important part of our British seaside heritage and we hope that with the new listing in place it can be preserved and safeguarded for many more generations to enjoy.”

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  • June 2011 - please see news of our upcoming FOSL fun day here

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