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Summary of Events in December

Here’s a list of events in Dec.

Includes Music, Social, Football.  Always great to see new faces (and old ones)!

Sat 9th Charity Support : Thousand 4 1000

CARNIVAL COLLECTIVE and FEAR OF MISSING OUT are presenting a night of live music, djs and dancing to raise funds for Brighton Migrant Solidarity’s THOUSAND 4 1000 campaign. Runs 8pm to midnight, £5 (donation). facebook link

Thurs 14th Music: Club Europ (Xmas) Express

monthly European Celebration with video link-ups, discussion and music held at the Rose Hill tavern – hosted, this month, by the wonderful Sophie Cook.  Runs 8pm to 11pm, £5.  facebook link

Sat 16th Music : Pog, Austerity and Tigers and Flies

Music held at Hotel Pelirocco, Regency Sq, Brighton starting 8pm, £5. facebook link

The event will be collecting hot water bottles for The Hot Water Bottle Network on the night to be distributed out to people on the streets who need some warmth. So bring a bottle! more info

Mon 18th Football: St Pauli v Bochum (Live)

Last game before the winter-break, BT Sports 1 are televising the match live.  Meet at Duke of Wellington, kick-off 7.30pm.  please RSVP on the facebook link as we’d like to supply Bratwurst as way of thanking everyone how’s attanded and The Boots

Tues 26th Football: Whitehawk v Eastbourne Borough

Hangover cure at the Enclosed Ground, kick off 3pm.

Summary of Events in November

Planning to publish regular posts covering events happening during the coming weeks :

Sat 11th Music: Piranhas + Asbo Derek

at The Greys in Hannover.  Starts 8pm, £donation. facebook link

Sun 12th Football: Unlock the Gate

celebrating 100 years since women in the UK first being able to vote.  Lewes FC Women host Charlton Ladies.  Gates open 12.30pm, with Kick Off 2pm. facebook link

Tues 14th Football: Dulwich Hamlet

face difficult times, with funding stopped by their owners Meadow over a development wrangle with local Southwark council.  The Hamlet host Harrow Borough (or potentially an FA Trophy replay against Harlow, should we draw on Saturday).  Head to the game, all match receipts help the club; if you can’t make it you can donate on the Just Giving link or buy a program online Buy the Program Online link.  Champion Hill, Kick Off 7.45pm.

Read more about the dispute on the Dulwich Hamlet 12th Man blog or on  Independant.

Thurs 16th Antifa: Presentation

The History and Stratagies of Antifa in Germany.  Presentation, at the Cowley Club on London Road, on the major strategies, struggles, defeats, victories, splits, and theories of the Antifaschistische Aktion from 1932 to the present; followed by discussion.  Runs 6.30pm to 9pm, £donation.  facebook link

Sun 19th Charity Support: Migrant Lives Matter

celebration of migration featuring music, film, pop up art installations, comedy, food and thought-provoking talks and workshops at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts at University of Sussex, Falmer. Everyone welcome! The lovely people at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research have put this together to support Sanctuary on Sea and the Migrant English Project. Runs 11am to 7.30pm, £10.  facebook link

Thurs 23rd Music: Club Europ Express

monthly “Europ Magic” held at the Rose Hill tavern.  Runs 8pm to 11pm, £5.  facebook link

Sat 25th Talk: Guaranteed 100% Hate Free

Sophie Cook talks about her vision for a better, more caring society, her amazing life and how she overcame fear, learnt to love herself and turned her biggest fears into her greatest strengths.  Held at the Westgate Chapel, High Street, Lewes.  Runs 9pm to 10pm, £donation. facebook link.  A donation from each ticket goes to Calais Action to help refugees and our hosts Westgate Trust.

Sophie Cook is a media personality, politician and activist whose wide portfolio of work includes presenting, producing, writing and photography.  In early 2017, Sophie’s amazing story was spotlighted in a number of national newspapers and broadcasts, most notably the BBC’s primetime Premier League Show.

Mon 27th Music: Attila the Stockbroker

welcoming the unique Babar Luck and local punk orchestra Pog, at the newly re-opened Schooner Pub in Southwick.  Runs 8pm to 11pm, £5.  facebook link

Coming Up:

Hopefully a live screening at The Boot for the last St Pauli game before the Winterbreak; Festive Beers; more Music…

Newsletter Pending… Screening Poll

Waiting for the last two fixtures to be announced before sending out the November newsletter.

For the penultimate game – Duisburg home – Marianna and I have booked flights already, covering all German SKY options.  We’re heading out on the Thursday (7th Dec) and returning Tuesday (12th Dec) evening via Gatwick.  The Sunday evening flights are very expensive, so this was the cheapest option – luckily we can take laptops and work remotely from Hamburg.

For the last game – Bochum away – it would be really great to get as many of the Brighton St Pauli fans together for a festive drink.  We’re waiting for the fixture to be fixed with the following options:

Friday (15th Dec) or Monday (18th Dec) game – meet at the Duke of Wellington for hopefully a live screening on BTSport

Saturday (16th Dec) or Sunday (17th Dec) game – meet at Brighton train station for a visit to the Zeitgeist Pub in Vauxhall, London.  We can catch up with the St Pauli London crew, watch the game on live German SKY and down a few Alt Beers.


Regarding the possibility of showing the games with a one-hour delay, please complete the poll below.  We have a subscription for FCSP TV and can watch games via the web stream .

First Post in a While


Well, it’s been a productive few weeks.  New site up and limping!!

New stickers have been added to the store, we’ve a fresh supply of the Pride Pins (which nearly sold out last month), plus we’ve a new Links page to which we’d love to add more content: links to Sussex football sides, local charities, even more of the worldwide FC St. Pauli fan clubs (2017 has seen an explosion of new fan clubs forming!!)…

August Newsletter and Membership

A newsletter has been posted today to all Brighton St Pauli members (for the current email addresses we have details).

If you’d expect to be receiving the Newsletter and haven’t, then you can re-enter your details at the Membership Application link.

We’ll send out the newsletter to any new subscribers.  Maybe we’ll even catch you soon at the Duke of Wellington on 7th August for the second live screening: St Pauli v Dynamo Dresden game!!


Forza St Pauli


Support for Braun-Weisse Hilfe (Brown and White Help)

We have members in St Pauli who have witnessed the activities around St Pauli in the lead up to this week’s G20 summit.

The police’s actions to peaceful parties around St Pauli, plus their willingness to ignore court rulings regarding campsites for people visiting Hamburg, and their decision to enter the campsite and attack campers late at night can only be described as brutal.

In response, Brighton St Pauli fanclub has raised funds to support the victims of police violence, donating €400 to the BRAUN-WEISSE HILFE which is a legal solidarity project from St Pauli fans for St Pauli fans.

The aim of the BRAUN-WEISSE HILFE is to educate the fans as thoroughly as possible about stadium bans, regulations and police networks and state repression against football fans, to offer help and to prevent problems. Since the foundation of the Antirepressionsgruppe in 2004, a whole series of activities have been organized in addition to collecting donations:

• Support for those affected by providing financial and legal assistance

• Support for the nationwide fan rights fund

• Exhibition during the World Cup 2006 “Freedom for the curves – a glance behind the shining façade of the World Cup”

• Solisampler “Freedom for the curves”

• Co-founding the project “Freedom for the terraces”

• Various information events in the Fanladen St Pauli and the Fanräume

• Info stalls, as well as poster and transparency campaigns on game days

If you would like to support the BRAUN-WEISSE HILFE, please send your donation directly to the BRAUN-WEISSE HILFE bank account:

Jugend und Sport, Fanladen St. Pauli
IBAN DE37200505501045210935
Reference: Braun-Weisse Hilfe

Help Refugees – Follow the ‘Sussex to Calais’ Playlist

Last night we attended a meeting hosted by the Hummingbirds in Brighton, which discussed how people can help Refugees currently camped in Calais and Dunkirk.

On the important point of fundraising, students from the Universities of Sussex, Falmer and Brighton explained how they are running a group called ‘Sussex to Calais’ and asked for people to help them to potentially raise money in the following way:

  1. Spotify is running a ‘Sound Clash’ competition for university societies, with a prize worth £10,000.  See
  2. The prize goes to the society that creates a playlist with the highest number of followers – EASY.
  3. Logon to your Spotify Account (you can log in via Facebook or create an account if you don’t currently use Spotify)
  4. Search for the ‘Sussex to Calais’ playlist
  5. Follow

Currently ‘Sussex to Calais’ are ranked 11th, and are the best-placed humanitarian group looking to help refugees. The competition closes in 19 days (22nd March 2016).

Please share.  Reminders will be posted on Twitter, as well as other updates aiming to support The Hummingbirds and other organisations from Brighton/Sussex doing great work for refugees.

July Newsletter and Membership

After the excitement of last season’s close shave, we’ve finally got round to thinking ahead a bit and the realisation that the season starts on Saturday!!  That’s only 5 days away!!  

A newsletter has been posted today to all Brighton St Pauli members (to the current email addresses we have details for), and we are planning in future to give more regular updates.

If you’d expect to be receiving the Newsletter and haven’t, then you can re-enter your details at the Membership Application link.

New members are always welcome and can apply at the above link – It’s FREE too!!! Which could be excellent value for money!!


Enjoy the season ahead!!


Winterbreak Nearly Over!!

With just over a week to go until the Winterbreak ends and February is looking crucial with more proverbial ‘six-pointers’ than you can shake a snow globe at!!

FC St Pauli will restart the season sitting in 17th position and will play teams in the next 4 rounds who are all currently in the bottom 7.


Winterbreak Table

Round 20 – SV Sandhausen (away) 7 Feb.

Round 21 – Greuther Fürth (home) 16th Feb.

Round 22 – 1860 München (away) 21th Feb.

Round 23 – Erzgebirge Aue (home) 1st Mar.