The Level Restoration: ‘close down’ event this weekend
This weekend will the last event to be held at The Level park, Brighton before it closes for restoration. Brighton & Hove council were awarded a £2.2m Heritage Lottery Funding and Big Lottery funding under the ‘Parks for People’ scheme.
The Council are also running a ‘fun-for-all’ close down event on Saturday 13th October 12pm – 4pm, before the park closes from Monday 15th October. The Playbus will be there, as well as a fire engine and a flock of wooden floppy-eared sheep. The latter is not random, The Level was a sheep-grazing area in the past, so in keeping with the historical revival of the space. There will also be a skate-jam as well as other sports and children’s activities. There will also be an opportunity to talk to the builders carrying out the restoration work.
The closure is expected to last into the second half of 2013, due to the scale of the project. To see more details about the plans visit the Brighton & Hove City Council’s website. A full list of alternative parks and facilities in the city can be found here.
Last weekend, the well-attended The Lantern Fayre played host to local residents with live bands, lantern making and a unique market trading alley under the trees on the edge of the park. The event, organised by Cooktherabbit events in association with Same Sky and Friends of the Level, included a change to see The Sky Dome, a show that combines digital arts, live performances, shadow puppets and light sequences.