Last week we marked the 50th birthday of Moulsecoomb’s 67 Centre with a big birthday bash to celebrate the centre, the good times that’ve been had there and all the friendships it has inspired. Built in 1967, the 67 Centre is a Youth Centre with a programme of activities and where young people can access advice and information.
It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces at the party, and great fun to see people checking out the hundreds of archive photos that we’d collected to see if they could spot themselves and their friends!
Party guests enjoyed table tennis, table football, snooker and pool as well as the chance to play a selection of retro video games, whilst TDC volunteer Jordan provided music on the decks. Drinks were provided by a pop-up bar from community pub The Bevy plus we all enjoyed fish and chips as well as a selection of classic sweets. Community costume resource Gladrags brought along their pop-up costume booth for us all to try on some fabulous and quite silly outfits!
The Moulsecoomb Treasures breakdancing crew threw some impressive shapes on the dance floor then held a breakdance lesson in which they taught everyone else some moves too! TDC’s project manager and Youth Team lead Adam Muirhead talked about the difference the 67 Centre had made in the community and prominent guests Councillor Mo Marsh, Mayor of Brighton & Hove and Jenny Jones, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb – who is originally from the area – both spoke of the impact of the club on young people’s lives.