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Hanover Day 2011

Hanover Day 2011 is on Sunday 12th June

The HanFest Fundraiser is on Friday 10th June

pict2705music1Hanover Day is the annual street festival that celebrates the little wonder that is Hanover. For those who don’t know, Hanover is an area of terraced housing built at the end of the 19th century on Hilly Laine, a steep slope overlooking central Brighton (or, as we prefer to think of it, Outer Hanover).

From the beginning the neighbourhood has had a rich social and cultural mix. The heart of the community has always been ordinary people, often poor, often overcrowded, struggling to pay the rent or the mortgage, but always keen to party. Our little terraced houses conceal surprising talents and skills. We have a thriving artistic community with probably more Artists Open Houses per square mile in Brighton’s May festival than any other part of the city. We have writers, actors, poets, musicians, students, scientists, researchers, lawyers, teachers, taxi-drivers, nurses and doctors. We have people you can categorise and people you can’t.

Hanover is legendary for its pubs – no longer one on every corner, but still a fantastic choice. We have corner shops, studios, a jewel of a church, and a community centre.

Hanover Day is when we come out onto the streets to celebrate our excellent luck in living in such a marvellous place.

This year’s theme is “The Animal Underground”.

How you choose to interpret that theme is up to you! There will be workshops to make costumes for the parade on Saturday 4th July at Workshops for the Imagination, Islingword Rd. 10am – 12noon, and 2 – 4pm.