2018  Events

Sunday May 13th 

The Sponsored Walk will take place on Sunday May 13th. We will meet at 11 am at the Palace Pier and walk to the West Pier.  This is approximately one mile. For those who don’t feel able to walk a mile you can form a relay team with someone else who can help complete the mile.

Sponsor forms will be available at our next Formal Meeting on Friday April 13th at 10.00 and at the Coffee and Chat which follows at 11.00. If you are unable to attend on this day then please e-mail us through our website for a sponsored form.


 2015 Events

17th Novemer 2015 -Evening Meet Up

We’re planning to hold another at 6.30pm at The Earth and Stars pub on Tuesday 17th November 2015. All our members, new and old, evening and daytime are welcome to come along!


Getting there:

By car-Nearest parking spaces on Spring Street and in North Road RCP car park (N.B. only 2 disabled spaces and is expensive!)

By Bus-Buses 6, 18 , 21, 21A, 700 run along North Street from Churchill Square

6,7,27,77 run along Queens Road from the train station

6th October 2015 -Evening Meet Up

On 6th October 2015 there will be a drop-in session for Lupus Brighton and Hove at 6.30pm at The Earth and Stars Pub, Brighton.

The Earth and Stars Pub is at 46, Windsor Street, Brighton.


20th August 2015- Bottle Top Marathon


There will be a Bottle Top Marathon on Thursday 20th August at the
Green Centre, 39 Manor Hill, Brighton, BN2 5EL, from68564_166832536688063_4190379_n 7am until 7pm when Melanie Rees and the Green Centre Volunteer Team will sort bottle tops for 12 hours. The funds raised from 
recycling the bottle tops will be donated to Lupus Brighton and Hove and Lupus UK and the monies raised from sponsoring the event through The Green Centre’s JustGiving page will be used to support the Green Centre volunteers (details to follow). You are invited to pop by on the day and lend a hand, make a cuppa or just to offer some support.

2014 Events

4th December 2014

Christmas Dinner Friday 4th December 2014 @ 1.00 pm at Pinocchio Restaurant, 22 New Road., Brighton at 1.00pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

19th September 2014

Talk by Dr Sandra Sacre- Research into Autoimmune Diseases Friday 19th September 2014 @ 11.00 am

On Friday 19th September  at 11.00 am Dr Sandra Sacre and her PHD student Ryan has very kindly agreed to come and talk to our group about their research into autoimmune diseases.

The talk will be held at The Courtyard Restaurant, 20 New Road, Brighton.

10th May 2014

World Lupus Day Saturday 10th May 2014 12-4pm

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On Saturday 10th May 2014 from 12pm-4pm, we will be holding an event at the Green centre in Brighton.

This will be a fundraising day for Lupus Brighton and Hove open to friends and family, but not to the general public.

We plan to have food and refreshments there, as well as, information about recycling. There’ll be a chance to see our new collection of library books and to borrow any that interest you.

We’d also like you to keep collecting all your aluminum cans for it too, as there will be a weigh in on the day to see how much we’ve been able to collect.




2013 Events

Christmas Dinner Friday 13th December 2013 @ 1.00 pm

This year’s Christmas Meal will be held at Pinocchio Restaurant, 22 New Road., Brighton at 1.00pm. We look forward to seeing you there!


Talk by Professor K. Davies “Lupus and the Brain” Friday 6th December 2013 @ 11.00 am

On Friday 6th December  at 11.00 am Professor K. Davies has very kindly agreed to come and talk to our group about Lupus and the brain.

The talk will be held at the Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Medical Research Building, Biology Road, University of Sussex, Falmer BN1 9PX. In the Meeting Room of the Medical Research building.

Getting there:

By Car -There are a number of pay and display visitor car parks on the campus. The closest are Biology Road (P3) situated to the side of the Brighton and Sussex Medical Building and Sussex House (P4) situated opposite the building’s entrance. The Science car park (P1) is the largest car park and is three minutes walk from it. Please contact us if you require a permit for the event.

By Bus– Bus numbers 25 and 5B run between Hove- the centre of Brighton and the universities – from Palmiera Square- Churchill Square and Old Steine, stopping right beside the Brighton and Sussex Medical Building. In addition, bus services 28, 29, 728 and 729 operate between Brighton (Old Steine) and destinations east of Falmer. These stop outside the University of Sussex.

Informal Talk About Chinese Medicine and Lupus Wednesday 25th September 2013

On Wednesday 25th September at 6pm, we will be meeting at The Courtyard where we will be joined by Peter Stanton, a Chinese medicine practitioner, who has very kindly offered to come and talk to our group about Chinese medicine. We think that this will be a very interesting and informative discussion, you’re welcome to come along there’s no fee. We look forward to seeing you there.


Summer Picnic at Stamner Park Sunday 8th September 2013

We will be having a summer picnic at Stamner Park on Sunday 8th September 2013 from 12.00pm to 16.00pm . We will be providing cream teas for those members of our group who would like them, so long as you let us know in advance. There will also be a couple of holistic therapists there offering some 20 minute treatments for those who would like them (on a first come first serve basis). We will provide some gazebos to protect us all from the sun. Please bring along something to sit on and some food to share.

Everyone is welcome to what we think will be a lovely day. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Lunchtime Meditation Friday 3rd May 2013

Our next Lupus Brighton and Hove event will be on Friday 3rd May 2013, when a group of us will be going to the Lunchtime Meditation at the Buddhist centre . This is at:

The Bodhisattva Buddhist Centre,

3, Lansdowne Road,


We will meet there at 12.00pm to make sure we can get a seat. The meditation session costs £1.50. If you want to stay for lunch afterwards in the vegetarian cafe, it costs £2.50.

As the Meditation and lunch is only about £5.00 altogether, we agreed at our last meeting that we’d pay for this ourselves.

Here is a brief outline of what their website says to expect from the class:

Classes are suitable for both beginners and more experienced meditators. Anyone can practice meditation and everyone is welcome to attend. We meditate sitting on chairs to ensure that everyone is comfortable. There is no physical exercise involved.

The general structure of the class

  • Short Buddhist prayers to prepare for meditation
  • Simple guided meditation
  • Teaching on an aspect of Buddhist meditation
  • Another meditation and questions & answers
  • After the class everyone is welcome to stay for light refreshments.

Anyone from the group is welcome to come along. We look forward to seeing you there.