South Portslade Community Centre

Bringing Leisure and Education to the South Portslade Community

South Portslade Community Centre


If you want your group's activities to be included in the following list, please send information and contact details to


Portslade Community Forum

Portslade Recorded Music Society

Drama for Fun

Portslade Community Art & Craft Group

The North Portslade Community Allotment

Portslade WRVS Heritage Plus Project

Coastline Harmony Chorus

The South Portslade Community Group

Sussex Voice Works

Harmonessence - Singing Lessons

Name Details Contact
Portslade Community Forum
This group consists of local residents, representatives of community groups, local councillors, Service Providers and other agencies. They work to identify and address key issues affecting residents of Portslade and to improve ooutcomes for the neighbourhood, specifically those identified in the Portslade Neighbourhood Action Plan. The group also distributes any funding that comes into the area such as Portslade Community Chest.

For more information please contact Lyn Strong, Chair Portslade Community Forum

Portslade Recorded Music Society

The Society was formed in 1973 and currently meets at the Swedish Folk High School, Locks Hill, Portslade on the 1st and rd Tuesdays of each month from September to June.

Meetings provide an opportunity to listen to a wide variety of recorded music, mainly classical, with programmes given by outside presenters and members themselves, as well as members of other recorded music societies.

We are a small friendly group who welcome new members and visitors. The admission charge is £1.50 for members and £2.00 for visitors, to include tea/coffee and biscuits.

Hon. Secretary: Miss D Gardner

01273 870508

View our programme online at

Drama for Fun

Portslade's Amateur Dramatic Society

Drama for Fun is a non-profit community Amateur Dramatics group in Portslade. Our plays so far have been conceived and written by the group but we are thinking of also producing plays written by other playwrights. Drama for Fun used to be an adult education class at Portslade Community College taught by Saskia Wesnigk-Wood. Every year the students would say: "We want to do a play!" So eventually it happened and this group is the result. Lily and the Magic Book was our first production as an independent non-profit community group.   

Here is a list of the plays we have written and performed so far:

Ocean Liner (Hilarity on the High Seas; 7f, 4m),

In a Murderous Manor (9-10 f, 3-4m)

And our pantos:

Lily and the Magic Book (a topsy-turvy pantomime; 9-10 f, 4-5m, 2 children);

Lily's Magical Quest (9-11 f, 4-5 m (some doubling) 7 children in one or two scenes only)

Jim's Underwater Adventure (a fishy tale pantomime, 3 m, 7 f, some children)

George and the Dragon (a 10-minute narrated play, 4m, 5-10 f, some children).

All our plays are available for performance by other groups at a small fee. Drama for Fun is looking for new members, so if you are interested in acting, writing plays or helping back-stage, let us know. As we rehearse in the evenings, we cannot have children under 16 joining the group, though they may appear on stage in small roles if they are the children of group members. There is a £20.00 membership fee and a £5.00 monthly subscription. We have regular meetings, a constitution and a membership agreement form which you would need to sign.

Call us on 01273 430372

or visit us at

Please contact us for further details

Portslade Community Art & Craft Group

Adults and children welcome.

Meets every Friday in term time from 10 to 11:30 at Downland Community Room, Stonery Road.

No experience necessary.

For more information contact:



The North Portslade Community Allotment

Plot 57, Mile Oak allotmements between Gorse Close and Overdown Rise.

The North Portslade Community Allotment has been going for a few years. We are a constituted community group and meet regularly on our plot in Mile Oak. Right now we have 8 members, almost all with small children and we meet in the mornings and afternoons.

We are happy to welcome new members, especially those with young children - but every age is very welcome!!, So if anyone out there fancies digging, sowing vegetables with a prospect to eating them, finding slowworms and other interesting creatures and learning about nature and what fun it is to get your hands dirty and have a picnic in the sun, do come and join us. Please email for details.
Saskia will also be running a fun cooking club "Vegetable Taste Sensations" soon. If you are interested in joining, please email the above address. It will be Tuesdays, the first two on September 16th and 23rd from 11:30 at Downland Court Community Room, Stonery Road in Portslade. Please let me know if you want to come.

We can always do with more helpers as we need to prepare the bads for next year. Do come and join us! There will still be cabbages and leeks eventually to harvest and if you look hard enough, there are still potatoes, beans and tomatoes to be found!

We don't just work, we always bring a picnic and sit down and chat. The allotment is such a good place to go to forget your stress and just breathe and commune with nature. The children love it there, they always find somewhere to dig, berries to eat and friends to play with, even if some of them are worms and beetles. Why not come and see if you'd like to join us.


How and when to find us: We meet regularly on Wednesday afternoons after school (usually 3:45 until 5 or later), but call me if you want to come first, tel 01273 430372. We are allotment number 57 at the Mile Oak allotments - just follow the path between Overdown Rise and Gorse Close in Portslade. Once in take the road to the right and look out for the willow dome (see drawing above) just past the turn off to the left.

For more information contact

Sophia on 01273 430372

Portslade WRVS Heritage Plus Project

Do you have an interest in heritage? Are you over 55? Would you like to meet more people? Have you thought about attending our Free Sessions?

An interesting learning experience, a chance to meet, talk, go on excursions, and explore memories relating to how we used to live - including:-

Your Jobs

Remembering working life, places of work, uniforms, and the interesting changes that have taken place in the workplace over the years. Bring your memories and old photographs.

Reminiscence sessions

Using old postcards, local history books and memorabilia as prompts to unlock the past and generate ideas for how we can rediscover and record our memories and reminiscences.

Individual stories

The WRVS Heritage Plus project is about to begin recording individual and community histories so we can preserve forever the memories and experiences of a disappearing world. We would like to hear your stories!

We meet each week for a trip down memory lane. Travel and refreshments provided.

Please get in touch for details of dates and venues for forthcoming activities.

To find out how you can get involved contact Nicola Benge, WRVS Heritage Plus Project Co-ordinator on

07901 552164


Coastline Harmony is a local women's chorus singing four part harmony acapella style. 

We are a non profit organisation based in Portslade and rehearse every Thursday from 7.15pm to 9.45pm at Portslade Community College under the direction of our Musical Director, Debbie Hopkinson.

We are always pleased to welcome new members. The chorus, who love to entertain, sings a wide range of music for every occasion. We enjoy performing and sing at venues throughout Sussex entertaining local societies, clubs, rest homes, charities and special events. Our hobby gives us so much scope to sing, travel, have fun and make lots of new friends.

Membership:   Theresa on 01444 23614, or why not visit us on any rehearsal night to learn more – just pop in.

Performance:   If you would like us to sing for you then please call Pat on 01444 843671



Meets regularly on the 3rd Monday of the month.



Potential new singers are warmly invited to meet
and sing alongside existing members in friendly
and enjoyable surroundings. With proven
benefits to mind, body and soul, don’t miss the
opportunity to experience concerts, tours,
festivals and workshops, singing a wide range of
music with professional instrumentalists and

Mondays, 7pm - 9pm
6th Form Centre
Mile Oak Road
New members always welcome

01273 411460

Affiliated to Making Music
Registered Charity No. 1058273


SINGING LESSONS at Phantom Studios, 49a Vale Road, Portslade

Danny Vice is a singing teacher in Portslade, giving you the skills and confidence you need to make the most out of the voice that's within you. Danny invites people of all abilities and all ages; from the confident to the terrified, everyone is welcome.

For your first FREE 30 minute lesson, contact Danny and see what your voice can do. Lessons are affordable and open to everyone.

Contact Danny Vice

07941 760 866