14 February 2013 - All aboard for Valentines!
Local children enjoyed a fun day of painting and sticking for Valentines Day at Hove-based Red Jelly, where they built and painted a giant double decker bus and made recycled 'love bugs' to take home. The award-winning creative play business put on a special event for Valentines and even filled trays, pots and pans with pink and red-themed messy substances for the children to explore. "We made a lot of mess mixing up red jelly, pink foam, white rice and a fuschia modelling material all in the name of love this week!" said Red Jelly owner Tash Tamlyn. "We provide a place where children and their parents or carers can come to play with big art and get really messy, it's great fun."
4 February 2013 - Run, run as fast as you can...
Over 150 local children were on the hunt for The Gingerbread Man last week when they attended creative play sessions run by Hove-based Red Jelly. Entering a hall full of Gingerbread-themed fun, children were encouraged to explore big trays of homemade ginger dough, paint a large cardboard Gingerbread playhouse, decorate a wall of Gingerbread people and make their own Gingerbread Men to take home.
Celebrating its third birthday, Red Jelly was delighted that its Gingerbread Man week was a sell-out. Since the company began offering messy play and big art exploration events, classes and parties for local under sevens, it has increased the number of families it can host by extending its opening hours each year. "The feedback we get from customers proves the demand for our classes," said Red Jelly owner and local mum, Natasha Tamlyn. "Last year we were awarded two accolades: Netmums best local activity and Mumsclub Top 100 UK Businesses; this year we have already been nominated for best local activity by Whatson4 so we're running as fast as we can!"
1 January 2013 - Recycling is child's play
Local children's company, Red Jelly is sparking a new campaign this month to inspire children from Brighton and Hove to be our future recycling heroes. With all the left-over Christmas glitz and cardboard packaging around, there's lots of materials ready to be reused and made into creative projects. A week of events kicks off on Monday 14th January, aimed at educating parents, carers and children into how they can start looking at their recycle bins with glee instead of the chore it's perceived as. Kids will get the opportunity to decorate giant robots reusing salvaged materials, make mini robots and aliens to take home and explore messy substances with old yoghurt pots, milk bottles and cardboard tubes.
"We get really excited when children are presented with a range of materials, to see what ideas they come up with!" said Tash Tamlyn, owner of Red Jelly and mum of two youngsters. "Allowing them the freedom to explore and play with art, without worrying about making a mess, is the best way to develop a child's creativity and confidence. We do this big style at Red Jelly!"
Celebrating three years in business this month, Red Jelly has also recently been awarded best preschool activity by Netmums and owner, Natasha Tamlyn was named one of the UK's Top 100 Business Mums just before Christmas.
8 October 2012 - Top 100 Business Mum
Natasha Tamlyn, owner of Red Jelly, is celebrating making it into the Mumsclub 2012 Top 100 Business Women. This is the latest in a string of awards for Natasha and Red Jelly, which includes Netmums Favourite Pre-school Activity and Mumandworking Awards.
Natasha set up Red Jelly three years ago to provide a place where children up to the age of seven could come with their parents or carers to play creatively. At Red Jelly, over 150 kids each week explore big art and extensive banks of messy play trays in a free-flow environment. Events and parties are themed and activities include decorating giant cardboard structures like castles, rockets, trains and boats; painting large wall murals; messy play and craft making.
“It's amazing to be recognised for the contribution we make to developing children's confidence and creativity," said Natasha. "Parents often tell us that their children are noticeably more confident than their peers exploring creatively at nursery and school, after coming to Red Jelly."
13 September 2012 - Peppa Pig Sails into Town
Local children will be thrilled to know that Hove-based creative play company, Red Jelly will be hosting a Peppa Pig filled week of events from Monday 17th September, at Hove Methodist Church on Portland Road.
Red Jelly has organised a whole host of themed activities based around 'Peppa's Boat Trip'. Each day, kids will be able to paint and play in a giant, cardboard boat; decorate a huge Peppa Pig wall mural; make their own model Peppa boats to take home; and explore Peppa's family in banks of muddy puddle messy trays. The Peppa Pig events form part of a calendar of themes, which Red Jelly runs termly. Other themes this term include Alien Adventures, Make a Wish in the Woods, Magical Knights Castle and Superheroes in Space.
"We love to ignite both little people and grown-up's imaginations," said Tash Tamlyn, Owner of Red Jelly. "Our classes are filled with people who say they just don't have the space, time or patience to paint or make a mess at home, but who recognise the importance of these activities for pre-schoolers."
14 June 2012 - Superheroes rescue local kids
This week local kids have found their super-strength at Red Jelly's special Superhero events. Invited along by local creative play company Red Jelly, children have been enthralled with superpower activities like decorating a giant cardboard Superhero Hide-out, splashing paint over a Superhero mask wall mural, making their very own Superheros to take home and exploring toy characters in banks of fun messy trays.
The final Superhero event takes place on Saturday 16th June at 3.30pm, at Hove Methodist Church on Portland Road. Booking is essential for those wanting to join in the fun. More information can be found at www.redjellykids.co.uk, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 01273 930013. If you miss out on this, apparently a 'Tiger is Coming to Tea' next week....
29 May 2012 - Oh help! Oh no! It's a Gruffalo!
Children's creative play company Red Jelly is entertaining hundreds of children with art and creative play activities around the theme of The Gruffalo, the world-renowned children's book by writer and playwright Julia Donaldson. Children are captivated by the story that tells the tale of a mouse's walk in the woods, where scrambled snake, roasted fox and owl ice cream are not uncommon. At Red Jelly, kids are painting a giant, cardboard Gruffalo hide-out, decorating a large woodland wall mural, making paper cup owls, exploring woodland animals in 'owl ice cream' and other such messy substances.
"Themes like The Gruffalo really capture children's imaginations," said Red Jelly founder Tash Tamlyn. "We create a free-flow environment where kids are in control of what they would like to do, they can choose to decorate giant cardboard structures, play in our messy trays that are always filled with different messy materials or make stuff to take home. The most important element is that we let the child lead the play and see what they come up with!"
Red Jelly has been running creative play classes, events and parties in Brighton & Hove for two and a half years and was part of this year's Brighton Fringe. This week, the company was nominated as favourite children's activity by Netmums, the UK's biggest parenting website.
4 April 2012 - Mini Eggs-plorers
Young children were encouraged to eggs-plore a mocked-up Easter egg hunt on the farm at their local Red Jelly this week. Ranging in age from 16 months to seven years, children decorated a giant farm barn made out of huge sheets of recycled cardboard, explored toy farm animals in custard, yellow slime and straw, and made feathery chicks in nests to take home.
"We love to create interesting and engaging themes at our creative play classes and events each week," said Tash Tamlyn, owner of Red Jelly, which is based in Hove. "Simulating an egg hunt at the farm was ideal for Easter this week, and perfectly fits with our emphasis on encouraging children to explore in a free-flow environment."
Red Jelly runs classes and parties at Hove Methodist Church on Portland Road, as well as monthly Saturday events. Upcoming events include a Monster theme on Saturday 21st April and a Magical Train Ride for the Brighton Fringe on Saturday 12th May. More information about booking can be found at www.redjellykids.co.uk.
27 February 2012 - Local business through to final awards stage
Red Jelly has been nominated for the national 4th annual Mumsclub Business Mum's Awards.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for us, we're honoured to receive this nomination and it shows how far we have come as a company since launching two years ago," said Tash Tamlyn, Red Jelly's founder, a mum of two who lives in Hove.
Red Jelly provides creative play classes and parties in Brighton & Hove, for over 150 children under six each week.
The Business Mum Awards recognises and rewards women who have started businesses and achieved success in a short space of time. Past winners have gone on to great success including the ultimate goal for many of them having their products stocked in high street stores and had exciting developments overseas.
Jane Hopkins MBE, founder of MumsClub says, "The nominations this year have been of a very high standard and it has been my pleasure to personally go through them all to create a shortlist to pass to our esteemed judging panel. Starting a business is hard at the best of times, but to do so alongside a growing family makes it so much more demanding. Being nominated by a fellow mum in business is a huge accolade in itself and I hope all those nominated are incredibly proud of themselves."
The judging panel consist of previous Business Mum Award winners and industry professionals. The 4th annual Mumsclub Business Mums Awards, headline sponsors MyFamilyClub, are being held on International Women's Day on the 8th March. The winners will be invited to an exclusive ceremony to celebrate.
27 January 2012 - Recycled Robots have Invaded!
Science fiction came to life at Hove's Red Jelly this week, as local children decorated giant cardboard robots the size of small cars, made their own 3D robots to take home and explored toy robots in modelling materials such as homemade dough.
"We place great emphasis on using recycled materials where possible at Red Jelly and we thought we'd bring the philosophy of recycling to life through an inspirational theme around robots, " said Red Jelly owner Tash Tamlyn. "It was amazing to see what the children, parents and carers came up with when presented with box loads of materials for reuse."
"We used old cereal boxes for tummies, yoghurt pots for heads, buttons for eyes and straws for antenna to make our robot creation," said Nicki Jones from Hove, a Red Jelly customer. "The giant robots were brilliant, Red Jelly staff had even cut a doorway in the back of them so children could climb inside!"
Red Jelly runs classes in Hove every weekday except Tuesday, and they also offer a class one Saturday a month for families who work full-time and can't make the weekday events. Every week kids are greeted with a different theme and activities, and children are encouraged to explore in a free-flow environment. The next Saturday event is at 3.30pm on 4th February at Hove Methodist Church, Portland Road. More information about Red Jelly and how to book can be found on their website, www.redjellykids.co.uk.
Hove Museum & Art Gallery is also currently following a robot theme, with an intergalactic exhibition of robots and space toys on display until 21st February this year.
25 November 2011 - It's all lovely bubbly!
Local children were encouraged to enjoy all things 'bath time' at Red Jelly classes this week. They delved into large foamy messy trays, decorated a giant cardboard bath complete with taps, painted a huge bubbly wall mural and practised bubble painting.
"Kids literally got stuck right in this week, they sat in foamy water trays and smeared foam all over themselves," said Natasha Tamlyn, Red Jelly owner. "We encourage children to explore in their own way and their own time, and when they go for an all-over sensory experience it's just brilliant!".
Marianne Allen, local mum to Bella, said, "we really enjoy Red Jelly classes, they are doing a fantastic job flying the flag for explorative, creative play and educating parents too."
5 November 2011 - Firework fun for tiny ones
With fantastic fireworks lighting up the sky outdoors, children were kept safe and warm indoors at Red Jelly this week. In preparation for the weekend's bonfire festivities, local kids were busy decorating giant cardboard rocket playhouses, making shiny mini rockets, blasting painty firework pictures and exploring space rocks and glittery moon sand in Red Jelly's renowned messy trays.
"Many pre-schoolers find bonfire night a little scary with all the big bangs, so we thought we'd provide a simple and safe place for them to explore firework ideas," said Tash Tamlyn, Red Jelly owner, "our non-scary rockets have been a big hit, with every class this week sold out!".
Red Jelly provides creative play classes, parties and events in Brighton & Hove for children under seven. With a big emphasis on using recycled materials, Red Jelly is a place where children and their parents or carers can go to make big art, explore different materials and make a lot of mess, stuff they just can't do at home.
Classes run throughout the week but the creative play company also runs one Saturday each month for those parents who work full-time. At the next Saturday event, on 12th November, children will be welcomed into the wonderful world of wizards and fairies. More information can be found at www.redjellykids.co.uk.
16 September 2011 - Roar, like a Dinosaur
Following the highly popular appearance of dinosaurs at Brighton's Churchill Square over the summer, local children continued to enjoy a prehistoric theme at Red Jelly's creative play classes this week.
As a paint-packed dinosaur hunt got underway, kids decorated a giant cardboard dinosaur cave, painted a large wall mural, made big dinosaur shapes and footprints, and explored toy dinosaurs hiding in fossils, yellow volcanic 'lava' and squelchy foam. Each class closed with a dinosaur-themed story and invited children to "roar" like a dinosaur.
"Our dinosaur theme was a very big hit this week," said Tash Tamlyn, Owner of Red Jelly. "The children have enjoyed creatively learning about the beasts through activities like paint stomping and stamping. Having a party-like atmosphere at our classes means children learn about all sorts of daily life in a fun and engaging way."
Red Jelly promotes creative play in a free-flow environment for children under seven. Every week there is a different theme and accompanying activities. Classes run during the week, and also one Saturday each month; you can check the website for more information www.redjellykids.co.uk.
24th August 2011 - Red Jelly Fish
Local children were enchanted by giant fish, octopus, jellyfish and other sea creatures as they explored a 'summer surprises at sea' theme with creative play company Red Jelly this week. A large, cardboard treasure chest and huge sea scene wall mural were decorated by the budding young artists, with paint, shimmery collage materials and seaweed spaghetti.
"Our summer events were booked out weeks in advance this year," said Red Jelly owner Tash Tamlyn. "Our customers were really pleased that we were running special activities during the school holidays when many of the toddler groups close."
Red Jelly runs classes and events throughout the week for children under the age of six. Every week families are welcomed along to enjoy a different, magical theme. With few places to go where children are allowed to freely explore art and really make a mess, Red Jelly is providing a much needed creative space for our younger generation.
20th July 2011 - Red Jelly Shortlisted in National Awards
The shortlist for the prestigious mumandworking 2011 Awards have just been announced - and Brighton-based Red Jelly is amongst them. The 2011 mumandworking awards are organised by website www.mumandworking.co.uk and reward and recognise the companies and individuals that make flexible working possible. The aim is to show that family-friendly employment not only supports family life but gives real benefits to the companies involved. Sarah Beeny, TV presenter, author, entrepreneur and Mum, commenting on the mumandworking awards said, "As a mum of four boys, aged 6,5,2 and 1 - I completely understand the importance of flexible working and the value of spending time with your family. It's great that the mumandworking awards celebrate the people who are making this possible for parents across the UK and its great to see so many successful mums out there taking part "
There are seven awards categories to recognise working parents, flexible employers and parents in business. Over 300 nominations in total were made this year. And Red Jelly from Brighton & Hove has been shortlisted in the Start Up Business of the Year category.
Set up 17 months ago in Brighton & Hove, Red Jelly provides creative play events, classes and parties for children under 7. Themed events allow children to play with art, explore natural and recycled materials, and make lots of mess.
Tash Tamlyn from Red Jelly, said: "We are thrilled to be nominated for these national awards and pleased that Red Jelly is gaining national recognition for giving children the opportunity to play with art on a large scale."
The judges, including multi-award winning business woman Wendy Shand of Tots To Travel, are now reviewing all shortlisted entries and the finalists will be announced in September.
All finalists will be invited to the awards ceremony at the BusinessMums Summit in Brighton on 10th October 2011 for a very special champagne awards ceremony hosted by Alexandra Watson the Happiness Coach who has appeared on TV's The X-Factor. The winners will walk away with a selection of indulgent prizes worth over £3000 in total.
20th June 2011 - Local Children Celebrate Official Start to Summer
This week over 120 children from across Brighton & Hove will build a giant, sunshine wall mural with sunflowers, leaves and lashings of paint, in a bid to chase away the rain and bring on the sunshine.
As the official start to summer begins, with the longest day of the year (Tuesday 21st June), local business Red Jelly is encouraging kids to don painting smocks and paintbrushes to decorate a 3 metre wide by 2 metre high mural with all things yellow.
Children will also be encouraged to explore banks of messy trays filled with yellow substances such as sand, water, gloop and custard. In addition, they will be preparing for when the sun does come, making sun visors and sunflower pictures.
"If we can't have the sunshine outside then we're definitely going to bring it on indoors this week," said Tash Tamlyn, owner of Red Jelly. "Our sunny atmosphere is just the tonic for this wet weather washout."
14th May 2011 - Fringe Fun for Jelly Tots
This weekend, 70 people celebrated the Brighton Festival Fringe at a family, creative play party run by Red Jelly in Hove. A 'Knights and Princesses' theme saw children and their parents or carers playing with art, exploring natural and recycled materials and making a lot of mess!
Children (and the grown-ups) decorated a giant, four-turret cardboard fort, made medieval accessories like shields, swords and crowns, and explored toy knights and princesses in the special, Red Jelly messy trays that were filled with glittery foam, 'royal' jelly and squidgy, shiny slush.
"What an awesome castle, we loved the event and had so much fun," said Marie Wilson-Smyth, who brought her three-year old son Gabriel along to the Red Jelly party.
"We are so proud to be part of the Brighton Fringe," said Tash Tamlyn, owner of Red Jelly. "We run classes throughout the week but the Red Jelly events we run at weekends are brilliant for the whole family to come along to."
30th March 2011 - Spring Time Fun for Red Jelly
With the majority of Sussex schools breaking up for their Easter holidays next week, Red Jelly is getting ready to welcome in Spring at its creative play classes for children under 6. Special themes have been put on for Easter, including 'Eggstravaganza' and 'Spring Time', where children will be decorating large, wall murals and giant, cardboard structures such as bug houses and farm stables. At classes, children, who are accompanied by their parents or carers, play with art, explore natural and recycled materials and make a lot of mess.
"The free-flow environment we provide means that children are in control; they gain confidence by exploring in their own time and their own way," said Red Jelly owner, Tash Tamlyn. "Parents love that they leave the mess behind and don't have to worry about it in their own homes; one recently described our classes as 'jolly carnage' - very apt!".
Forthcoming classes are running at Hove Methodist Church on Portland Road, on Monday 4th April at 10am, Wednesday 6th April at 10.30am, Thursday 7th April at 10am, Friday 8th April at 10.30am & Thursday 14th April at 10.30am. Red Jelly will also be featuring at this year's fifth Brighton Festival Fringe. The 'Knights and Princesses' themed creative party is on Saturday 14th May at 10.30am.
A Brighton & Hove success story, Red Jelly launched its creative play classes and birthday parties for the under 6s just over a year ago; going from strength to strength, the company now runs every day except Tuesday & Sunday. 2 March 2011 - Red Jelly at Brighton Festival Fringe 2011! Red Jelly is excited to part of the line-up for this year's Brighton Festival Fringe 2011. Its family creative play party will be themed around Knights & Princesses', and will be held on Saturday 14th May ay Hove Methodist Church, Portland Road, Hove. Tickets can be purchased from the Fringe website.
19 January 2011 - Wind and Rain come out to Play
Youngsters were enjoying the wind and rain inside and out earlier this week, at a special, Red Jelly class exploring the weather. Trinity Firth (pictured) was amongst 25 children who painted a large, cardboard windmill playhouse, and splished and splashed in painty puddles.
"Our windmill structure has not only provided hours of painting fun, it's also been used creatively as a playhouse and den," said Red Jelly owner Tash Tamlyn. "Allowing children to explore arty themes in a fun, free-flow environment helps build their confidence to try new art techniques."
Red Jelly runs classes for the under 6s all through the week, including some Saturdays, as well as children's themed birthday parties
2 December 2010 - Snow Problem if you're Thomas!
Despite the adverse conditions bringing snow and ice to our real train tracks, local children were given the chance to paint and decorate a huge cardboard train at their local Red Jelly class today. The Thomas look-a-like train was a big hit amongst kids unable to get to closed schools, as well as their younger siblings.
This week Red Jelly has helped parents keep their kids amused and warm, with no danger of weather warnings stopping play. "Our Thomas-like train has not only provided hours of painting fun, it's also been used creatively as a playhouse and den," said Red Jelly owner Tash Tamlyn. "Allowing children to explore and play with art in our free-flow environment is great at building their confidence and creative spirit."
Red Jelly runs classes all through the week, including some Saturdays, as well as organising children's themed birthday parties. The next special Saturday class is on 4th December at 10am; visit www.redjellykids.co.uk to book.
15 November 2010 - Red Jelly kits out our creative kids this Christmas
The Brighton & Hove-based business has today launched a collection, aimed at its under 7 customers. Funky t-shirts, french-style gingham smocks for painting or cooking, and its own label CD complete with songs from Red Jelly classes. Products are available to buy from: http://redjelly.bigcartel.com/
Launched just nine months ago, Red Jelly has created somewhat of a craze down here on the south coast. Weekly themed classes are in demand and children's birthday parties booked up til 2011.
"People have been asking for ages where they can buy our class smocks," commented Tash Tamlyn, Owner, Red Jelly. "We're really excited to see our little customers wearing our tees and smocks, and dancing to our tunes at home!"
25 November 2010 - Local Toddler lives her Mermaid Dream!
Molly and pals from Brighton & Hove were given the chance to live out their magical, under the sea dreams this week with local creative play company, Red Jelly.
Every week the company runs a different theme at classes; this week's theme meant children could explore sea creatures hidden in a jelly-like, glittery sea, and made mermaid and fish puppets.
At Red Jelly, children and their parents or carers are provided with a large space to play with art, explore natural and recycled materials, and make lots of mess - something parents say they just cannot replicate at home.
Run by Hove resident Tash Tamlyn, classes are run throughout the week and over some weekends at Hove Methodist Church on Portland Road in Hove. Red Jelly's next Saturday class in on 4th December at 10am.
"We're having such a great time with Red Jelly," said Tash, who has had two articles published in our local ABC magazine for parents recently. "Our themes and activities are thoroughly enjoyed by kids and grown-ups alike". To find out more about why creative play is important, visit www.redjellykids.co.uk.
31 August 2010 - Royalty in the Making!
Over the bank holiday weekend, Hove has been nurturing its very own mini Kings and Queens as they enjoy the final days of their school summer holidays.
Children, between the ages of two and six, decorated a huge 3-D castle as part of a specially themed 'Kings & Queens' birthday party for a local schoolgirl.
The castle - made from recycled cardboard by local creative play company Red Jelly - was decorated with paint, glitter, sequins, flags, silver foil and natural materials.
Red Jelly was launched earlier this year and seems to have ignited a creative craze along the south coast; hundreds of children are enjoying themed classes and parties that are difficult to replicate at home. Local children's creativity soared this week as they prepared a large rocket for take-off.
As part of special, summer holiday classes run by Red Jelly, a local company providing creative play classes and parties for children, kids were given the opportunity to go painting mad, and decorate a huge rocket.
Red Jelly was launched in Brighton & Hove earlier this year, to promote the importance of pre-school children exploring and playing with art. At classes, parents or carers are encouraged to play with their children in a free-flow environment; activities include plenty of messy play, and exploring natural and recycled materials.
"Watching the children's faces as they are let loose with paints is amazing," said Tash Tamlyn, owner, Red Jelly. "The large structures we have provided for kids to decorate during our summer classes have been a big hit!"
7 June 2010 - Kids boogie to launch of new children's music
Children's creative play company, Red Jelly, has launched its first album of boogie-inspiring music, ready to welcome in the summer. Having inspired hundreds of children to play with art, Red Jelly has quietly been sparking a creative craze along the South coast. With a growing, national following, it seems Red Jelly is ready to make more noise.
Original music will be launched at the company's summer term classes. Themed to the weekly activities, songs will encourage children to stamp along to the 'Dinosaurumpus' and learn about protecting themselves in the sun with 'Here Comes the Sunshine'.
With its own Red Jelly song already well-known amongst fans, Red Jelly is answering parents' calls for more Red Jelly music to bop along to at classes. The original material has been written for Red Jelly by professional songwriter, Jon Edwards. The songs will be available on CD, as well as debuting on iTunes in the coming weeks.
25 May 2010 - New summer timetable announced; Monday classes added.
Such is the demand for morning Red Jelly fun, new classes on a Monday have been added to the summer timetable. Children will be exploring sunshine, dinosaurs, The Gingerbread Man and more this term.
22 April 2010 - New children's TV presenters to be film tested by CBeebies at Red Jelly!
We're excited to announce that a new kids TV show will be test filmed by CBeebies at the end of our 10am class on Thursday 6th May! Book onto the class now if you'd like your children to be the first to see and be part of 'The Jonny & Pat Show'; we'll join entertainers Jonny Awsum & Patrick Monahan for singing and dancing as they perform their action-packed show. This will add up to 30 mins onto the end of this week's class.
21 April 2010 - Red Jelly announces appearance at Brighton Fringe Festival.
Red Jelly has joined the Brighton Fringe Festival and will be running special, party classes on Saturday 22nd May. For more info, check out the Festival website
11 April 2010 - NEW class timetable announced.
Red Jelly is excited to announce an extra day of classes for summer!
7 April 2010 - Special Easter classes solve the problem of 'what to do with the non-recyclable plastic bit in Easter egg boxes'!
Running on two additional days over the school Easter holidays, Red Jelly is encouraging parents/carers to bring along the plastic part of their children's Easter eggs, the bit that can't be recycled. Kids will be inspired to make Easter baskets, decorations and crowns out of left-over Easter materials.
20 March 2010 - New Easter classes announced.
Responding to demand from children across Sussex, Red Jelly has announced four new classes to run during the school Easter holidays. Taking place on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th April, classes have been timetabled at Hove Methodist Church, Portland Road, Hove.
21 January 2010 - Local Kids Paint the Town Red.
Local children are joining a new Tony Hart-style creative craze. Pre-school children across Brighton & Hove are being inspired by a new, Tony-Hart style initiative. Red Jelly - a Hove-based business - allows children to play with art, explore recycled and natural materials, and make a mess.
31 December 2009 - Wibbly wobbly creative fun for children launches in Hove.
Red Jelly, a new Hove-based company providing creative play sessions for pre-school children, is set to launch in the New Year. Run in local church halls and schools, 45-minute sessions encourage children to play with art, explore various craft materials and get messy - leaving Red Jelly staff to clear up. Combining singing and movement, art and craft activities, and story time, sessions follow a different theme each week. Parents/carers (who must accompany children) are encouraged to join in with their kiddies’ wibbly wobbly fun, and are rewarded with drinks and snacks at story time.
22 December 2009 - Recycle your Christmas Glitz into New Year Creativity!
A campaign is underway to inspire children from Brighton and Hove to be creative with their left-over Christmas glitz. Over the festive period, families are encouraged to simply save up their sparkly Christmas wrapping paper, brightly coloured sweet wrappers, tinsel and empty boxes - and let children loose on them in the New Year. Led by Red Jelly - a new, Hove-based business that provides creative play classes for children, the campaign aims to get children to re-use materials that may otherwise be binned at this time of year.