PatchFest will be taking a fallow year in 2020, but we'll be back in 2021.  Still there are other events such as The Winter Warmer


AGM & Patch Winter Warmer

Our AGM 14th Nov at @HausOnTheHill 7-10.30pm Celebrate the year, get involved, should we have a fallow year for #patchfest? free food and first drink see that link for Agenda.  (Agenda below)

Patch Winter Warmer
Sunday 1st December
2:30 - 5:30pm

Friends of William Clarke Park

Patch AGM & Autumn Social
Thursday 14th November 2019, 7.00–10.30pm
at The Haus on the Hill, Southover St Brighton

7.00-7.30pm:   Welcome drinks & food
7:30-9:30pm:  A.G.M.
1. Introductions, apologies & remembering John Cuthbert
2. Minutes of last year’s AGM
3.   Review of 2019 
   a)     Murals project & celebrating the Kemp Town branch line 150th anniversary + ‘150  Choo Choo’ event (21 Sep) 
   b)     Other events – Spring in the Patch (27 Apr), Hay Clay Pottery Fest (18-19 May), Patchfest (13 July) 
   c)     Gate-keeping 
   d)     Improvements & Wildlife (Rich) inc gym equipment & wikld flower bank
   e)     Patch Yoga 
   f)      Community Composting 
   g)     Website & social media 
   h)     Patch porta-loo 
   i)      Hanover & Elm Grove Community Forum 
4.   Financial report: End of Year Accounts + Financial Update 
5.   Planning the year ahead (2020)
   a)    Events:  Proposals inc Patch Ceilidh (Sat 25 Apr) Spring in Patch (Sun 26 Apr), Patch Winter Warmer (Sun 6 Dec 2020) + No PatchFest (‘fallow year’)? and possible Autumn cinema event (19 Sep)?
   b)   Compost loo?
   c)    Anything else
6. Thanks to 2019 committee & Electing new team for 2020
7.  Patch Winter Warmer – Sunday 1st Dec, 2:30-5:30pm - any offers to help?

9:30 – 10:30pm: Autumn Social 
(featuring slideshow of photos from the year)

Kemp Town railway anniversary event September 21st 4pm 'til 9.30pm

Event scheduled Saturday 21 September 2019, 4pm – 9.30pm in association with The Regency Town House to "Celebrate Industrial and Commercial  and Heritage" and Heritage Open Days in September 2019

The Kemp Town branch line opened on the 2nd August 1869.  So we are going to celebrate it. Details at

These events happen since we have sympathetic neighbours who supply electricity, water and patience during these events... more crucially, we rely on volunteers so if you would like to help out please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

But absolutely, a great spectacle will take place during 6pm 'til 9pm.. be there!

Giant murals celebrating the Patch and 150th anniversary of Kemp Town railway

Friday 2ndAugust, 4pm

at William Clarke Park (‘The Patch’)
in the Lower Patch playground

Come and join with other friends of the Patch  to the official unveiling of three huge new murals celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Kemp Town railway  and the Patch which was created along its former route.  More detail here: Murals.



more details on this page: PatchFest

University of Sussex donates to fund aspects of PatchFest2019

We would like to thank University of Sussex for their kind donation to help fund Patchfest 2019.

New Gym kit is being received well! 

On Friday July 5th, we witnessed some satisfied park folk!

The Patch Is located in Hanover / Elm Grove Area of Brighton ( BN2 3AR)
Entrance to the park is from Picton street / Franklin Street or Hartington road.