A Pre-Pride Picnic will be held in the Circus Street community neighbourhood of Brighton on 4th August, 3-7pm, featuring community market stalls and goodie-bags, giveaways, and fun Pride-themed extras. Everyone is welcome, including pets.

Entertainment will be provided on the new Circus Square lawn. Activities such as face painting, crafts and more are available, all while music from local musicians and a community choir will be performing for the pre-pride special.

“We look forward to welcoming people from across Brighton to the new Circus Street public square, which is getting buzzier by the month, with new residents and top businesses moving in,” said Rob Sloper, Development Director at LansecU+I, the Circus Street Developers.

After August, a regular community market day with a fruit and vegetable giveaway will be held on the first Saturday of each month, 11am-3pm.

A stunning new Japanese concept restaurant FUMI, which recently, opened is serving both lunch and dinner, and bringing a new and exciting flavour to the area.

South East Dance is now firmly established, overlooking the square, holding a program of community dance workshops and events.

Circus Street and its architects shedkm have now won seven major awards for the development’s superb design, most recently for Best Mixed-Use Project, hot on the heels of winning Place of the Year at the Pineapples last month.

Circus Street transformed the former fruit and vegetable market site, led by U+I, a Landsec Company, and Brighton & Hove City Council, with Scape, M&G Real Estate, South East Dance and Coast to Capital.

The development includes 142 homes, 450 student bedrooms, a new innovation community in 30,000 sq ft of new office space, a range of food and drink outlets and, at its heart, a new home for South East Dance in the city’s first purpose-built dance house.

State of the art environmental building design has been combined with landscaping focused on building biodiversity, making this a very green development where over 100 trees have been planted, including a mature elm tree, centrally placed as an emblem of regeneration and growth.

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