TAKEPART 2019

Saturday 22 June 2019 - Noon to 5:00 pm

A celebration of active lifestyles for all!

Join us on the Level for a fantastic free event offering the chance to have a go at a huge range of family-friendly ways of leading an active lifestyle in the city.

How will you TAKEPART?

There are over 70 different activities to choose from. Every group and activity showcased runs in the city all year round, so it is a great chance to try something new, enjoy an activity you used to do, or simply find out what is available across Brighton & Hove.

Join in workshops and challenges, watch demonstrations and performances or speak to coaches, instructors and fitness experts.

The MoveGB Showcase Stage & Workshop areas:

We're delighted to be working with MoveGB to showcase great community dance, exercise, and fitness groups for all ages and abilities and musical tastes across the city.

Led by our stage host and legendary dancer JP Omari, the MoveGB Showcase Stage plays host to performances from over 30 local dance groups performing Samba, Flamenco, Street, Contemporary and much more. 

Join in a free FUNKFIT warm up (Funk soul and Disco - suitable for all ages/beginners) at 12 noon! 

Alongside performances, there will be free workshops to try a whole host of different dance and exercise sessions. 

Skate & BMX Zone:

Free beginner skateboarding lessons (ages 4+, all equipment provided) taking place throughout the day (register at the skatepark – first come first served), or enjoy the spectacle as local riders take part in a mini ramp jam with prizes for best "tricks" on the day.

The Ping Zone:

Who loves Ping Pong? With 8 tables and all balls and bats provided  join in activities, free play, and other fun organised by the amazing Brighton Table Tennis Club 

The Healthy Lifestyles Zone:

Free health and lifestyle checks throughout the day alongside fun family-friendly activities to get you moving. We're delighted to be working with weight management specialists Beezee Bodies alongside a range of other organisations supporting people in the city. Come and say hello!

Freedom Leisure Zone:

Join in activities for all the family and talk to the team from Freedom Leisure to discover a huge range of different classes, facilities, and opportunities they provide for children and adults in the city. 

The Yoga Zone

Supported by Brighton Yoga Foundation this zone is the perfect opportunity to find out more about yoga in the city, talk to instructors and join in free beginner workshops running throughout the day. 

The Ball Sports Zone:

Bats, balls, racquets, clubs and goals posts!  Join in a host of special activities run by Albion in the Community, try your hand at Golf with Mytime Active, and join in a special programme of demos and tasters run by Brighton Handball Club and Brighton & Hove Scorpions American Football Team. Plus lots more!

The Circus Zone:

Watch performances and demonstrations before channeling your inner acrobat and join in free beginner activities provided by the Circus Project. Alternatively find out how much hula-hooping fun you can have with Dreamspin Hoopdance and LiveLoveHoop!

Martial Arts Zone:

Showcasing a range of martial arts including Kung Fu, Judo, Tai Chi. Watch demonstrations or join in workshops and "have a go" activities and talk to local instructors to find out more about each style and the philosophy behind each style.

The Fitness Zone:

Love a fitness class? Not sure? Check out this zone for some great local organisations such as Body Happy and The Box Fit who provide a range of different exercise and fitness activities in the city with the chance to talk to local instructors, find out about their different classes on offer and join in activities.

The Active Travel Zone:

Traveling actively, such as walking, cycling or taking the bus, is one of the easiest ways to make being active part of our everyday lives.  People who travel actively have better health, are less stressed and save money, so it’s good for everyone! Take part in the Meerkat Activity Trail on the day, check out the The Big Lemon’s first solar-powered bus, learn how walking to school can make your kids SMILE, find out how to use the fantastic Brighton Bike Share scheme, or get advice and support to help you walk, cycle or get the bus to work, for family trips, or just to get around the city. Plus Bike-It Ben and the Sustrans team will be helping people to get cycling and try out different bikes, including a range of adapted bikes for people of all abilities.

Accessibility at this event:

All activities at the event are free, suitable for beginners and open to all ages.

On the day there is a range of inclusive activities that can be enjoyed by people of all abilities. We are pleased to be showcasing groups who provide activities for specific groups in the city such as Family Thing, Sussex Bears Wheel Chair Basketball Club, ESAB-VIABLE, Albion in the Community and more on the day. If you would like assistance find activities in the city for people with particular health conditions or disabilities, please speak to our team in the Healthy Lifestyles Zone.

A BSL Sign Language Interpreter will be supporting our event host JP Omari on the performance stage. A quieter space (with a hearing loop) is also available for those who may need this to communicate more effectively with people on the day. If you wish to use this please contact our team in the Healthy Lifestyles Zone. 

On the day there will also be a sensory safe space provided by St John's School & College offering a calm and safe space for those that need it and to help make our event more accessible for people with hidden disabilities. 

Click here for information about getting to and from the Level. The Level is one of our disabled access parks. Due to the nature of the event location please be aware activities take place on grassed areas.

If you need support please contact us on the details below or talk to us on the day in the Healthy Lifestyles Zone.

Further information

For more information please contact Brighton & Hove City Council Healthy Lifestyles Team on 01273 294589 or email healthylifestyles@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

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