Bookstock Event: Ghost Stories at The Grand, Brighton

What? Ghost Stories at The Grand Hotel with Rob Marks, author of The Ghosts of Brighton’s Lanes

When? Sunday 12th June 2011, 7pm

Where? The Grand Hotel, Kings Road, Brighton

Come along to the stunning candlelit Regency Room at The Grand Hotel for an evening of ghost stories with Rob Marks – actor, entertainer, storyteller and author of The Ghosts of Brighton’s Lanes.

For many years, Rob divided his time between teaching theatre studies and entertaining. For seven years he ran the popular ‘Ghost Cruise’ in York, which is reputed to be England’s most haunted city.

Always a big fan of Brighton, Rob moved to the city in 2008 after researching and scripting ‘The Ghost Walk of the Lanes’. A familiar face around the City, Rob performs the walk around Brighton’s most haunted quarter for eleven months of the year in the guise of the mysterious, yet endearing Victorian character, Silas the Ghost Walker.

Rob also writes regular features and reviews for the Brighton Visitor magazine and is an active member of the Brighton Tourism Alliance. Last year Rob’s book, The Ghosts of Brighton’s Lanes, was published. This modest tome elaborates on many of the haunted places, buildings and taverns in the Lanes and has proved a popular seller with locals and tourists alike.

Rob is now moving into performing in-house candlelit ghost nights, a Jack the Ripper night, Victorian days for primary school pupils and is currently working on a book of ghost stories from England’s most haunted cities…

Rob’s book, The Ghosts of Brighton’s Lanes will be available to buy on the evening.

All profits from this event will go to The Variety Club children’s charity.

A new way to network: Fish Friday comes to Brighton

Fish Friday, a new business supper club, offers a different networking experience…

At this exclusive new event, we don’t want you to stand around sipping fizz and daintily picking at canapés.

We want you to have a good glass of wine (or three) and a proper old natter while you tuck in to a hearty fish and chip supper.

Held at one of Brighton’s most prestigious venues The Grand Hotel the traditional Friday night seaside meal is being brought bang up to date with friendly networking and a  chance to have a real conversation with some of your contemporaries.

So, what can you expect from Fish Friday?

Where? In the stunning Victoria Terrace at The Grand Hotel.

When? Join us for drinks and mingling at 6:30pm. Dinner will be served at 7pm.

Who? Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend, but we limit it to a total of 30 guests. This way you get more chance of meeting everyone, and building some meaningful relationships.

Cost: £20.00

What’s for dinner? Locally caught crispy mini battered fillets (3 types) hand cut chip shop chips, mushy peas, lemon and tartare sauce all beautifully presented with a glass of wine or beer.

Then what happens? When we’ve all got full bellies and have got to know each other a bit better, we’ll give a few of you the chance to stand up and introduce yourself to the room (don’t be scared, we’re all lovely).

Don’t want to stand up and talk in a room full of people? No problem. Drop the team an email and you could feature on our ‘Who’s Coming to Dinner?’ Blog, giving the other attendees the chance to get to know a bit more about who you are and what you do before you meet them.

*You will be sent a list of attendees before you arrive so that you have a chance to find out about everyone, and put faces to names on the night.

After dinner… Anyone who still wants to party will head off to a bar and carry on nattering into the night. After all, it is Friday night…

**Book now for the first event on Friday 15th April**

The Venue

The Grand is an iconic Victorian hotel on Brighton seafront with 201 en-suite bedrooms with free Internet and Satellite TV. The Grand boasts cosy Victorian-style classic rooms and beautiful suites with sea views, balconies and luxurious décor.

You can dine like royalty under the chandeliers in the King’s Restaurant or treat yourself to a Sussex Cream Tea in the Victoria Terrace. For a prime people-watching position, grab an armchair and a cocktail at the bar.

The Organisers

My Girl Friday

Almat Business Services

The Grand Hotel