Brighton Half Marathon

Launch of the 2012 – Sunday 19th February

The Brighton Half Marathon is the initial major half marathon of 2012 and perfectly suited as a training for all the upcoming marathons. There is a new route mostly along the seafront, received a lot of praise and positive feedback from veterans. Go check out the new website and registration is now open for the 2012. Partners confirmed include Brooks, Sweatshop, VisitBrighton, Juice 107.2 FM, The Argus, Studio57 and Brighton & Hove City Council. The Brighton Half Marathon is organised by and the main fundraiser for The Sussex Beacon. Official website.

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Brighton and Hove Hotels Assocation and Brighthelm Community Centre

img_0592Catherine Anderson, who owns and runs the Oriental is also the current Chair of the Brighton and Hove Hotels Association (BHHA) promoting quality and responsible accommodation providers in this great City.  As part of her work, she has teamed up the BHHA with the Brighthelm Community Centre on North Road in Brighton.  BHHA members offer their time to help Brighthelm clear up their wonderful community garden and make it a better space for the pre school group there to play.   Catherine hopes its the start of a long relationship with the Centre that is promoting Green values and hopes to become a hub for information on sustainable building and ecofriendly projects in Brighton as well as caring for all members of the community.

NME Awards Tour

2012 Thu 23 February Doors 7pm

The year’s most exciting emerging music talents will be present once again at NME Awards Tour 2012. Renowned for introducing the freshest new artists – 2012’s line-up is expected to be an explosive year of music. Two Door Cinema Club will headline the annual tour. They will be joined by Metronomy,  London quartet Tribes The Mystery Jets and lots more. Here’s where to get tickets.

The Oriental is a chic luxury B&B guesthouse minutes away from the Pier, the Lanes and the beach. Great location. Book now your favourite room here!

Brighton Science Festival

11/02/2012 – 01/03/2012

science1The festival is a “wormhole” that links Science to the people especially from the age of 12 to 14 years old. Every teacher knows how difficult is to get kids involved in science through the current school programs that unfortunately sometimes end up on killing the true spirit of discovery through a no-mistake-allowed policy. Now get ready to enjoy countless types of science related games, experiments, work groups, stands, and professional advices from teachers, scientists, etc. Official website

The Oriental is a funky small luxury B&B guest house minutes from the Festival. Check us out!

Omid Djalili: Tour of Duty

8.00 Wed 15 FEB 2012

Omid Djalili is back on tour with his brand new comedy show.

He was the winner of the Best Actor Award for his lead performance in The Infidel at the Turin Film Festival (won the previous year by Bill Murray). The Infidel also picked up a Loaded LAFTA award for Funniest film and Omid was short listed for Peter Sellers Award at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards. Age limit for this show is 16+. Find out more.

‘Right now, the Iranian Djalili is probably one of the most subversive, let alone funniest, comedians around.’
The Guardian

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Introduction to Meisner Techniques

Sun 19 February 10am – 5pm

Develop your spontaneity and responsiveness as a professional performer, in this one-day intensive workshop based on the exercises of Sanford Meisner, founder member of New York’s Group Theatre. For actors new to the technique, those wanting a refresher, and directors interested in observing these techniques at work. Find out more here!

The Oriental is the perfect place to enjoy your days in Brighton. From delicious breakfast to unique cocktails, our luxury B&B guesthouse has everything it needs in order to exceed your expectations. Check out our website!