The bunting waved in Over Street

Photo:Topping out the giant Jenga

Topping out the giant Jenga

Photo by Paddy Baker

Photo:Cake stall

Cake stall

Photo by Terry Thomsen

Photo:Chef Michael with his crepes

Chef Michael with his crepes

Photo by Paddy Baker

Photo:Joe with the winning window tile

Joe with the winning window tile

Photo by Paddy Baker

Photo:Book stall

Book stall

Photo by Paddy Baker

Photo:Spray painting with Daryl from Art Schism

Spray painting with Daryl from Art Schism

Photo by Louisa Swaden

Photo:Table football

Table football

Photo by Terry Thomsen

Seventh annual street party, 21st September 2014

By the Over Street organising team

The bunting waved above Over Street again on Sunday 21st September 2014 for our Seventh Street Party, which was held together with Frederick Gardens, Trafalgar Terrace and Gloucester Road.

Window dressing competition

The Lego-themed window dressing competition was won by Jacob and Joe from Frederick Gardens with two inventive windows depicting their street and the summer. The competition was again judged by Vicky of Paint Pots, who once more donated her fee for designing the trophy tile to The Martlets hospice.

Food and music

Two barbecues of delicious sausages and burgers from the Brighton Sausage Company in Gloucester Road, plus chef Michael’s super crepes ensured that we were all well fed.  Musician Paul Murray entertained us for the whole afternoon with his eclectic repertoire of songs, described by him as “Folk, Indie, Pop or What you will”. (Find him at: 

Other activities 

A home-made cakes stall, book sale and a 'Guess the Number of Sweets in the Jar' competition raised £130.03 for The Martlets. There were games galore, a bouncy castle and a Lego-based treasure-hunt to keep children, and adults, happily entertained. Art Schism in Gloucester Road (find them at: kindly ran a spray-painting workshop, which appealed to all ages. So did learning origami and making paper aeroplanes on the crafts stall.

Some thanks

The party was again made possible by the generosity of Nick Gorton of North Laine Financial Management, Terry Thomsen, and other residents.   Very many thanks to them and to all those who attended the planning meetings, baked the cakes, and gave their time on the day to make the party possible.


[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 231, November/December 2014]

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