Alfriston

SHAKESPEARE AND ST GEORGE: And you, good yeoman, Whose limbs were made in England, show us here the Mettle of your pasture…

VILLAGE AT THE HEART: The annual Alfriston Parish Assembly reviewed the previous year and thanks were given by parish council to the numerous groups of volunteers who make the village such a vibrant thriving community. Special thanks were given to groups including Heart Start. Cuckmere Community Bus, Emergency Group all voluntary organisations who have kept the village open. The events team were commended both by Parish Council and Wealden Councillor Philip Eade for the variety of well organised events in often less than perfect weather, the outstanding village promotion including the well trafficked website and social media. In summary it was felt that the parish was proactive and well organised, there is a lot going on in all areas, with lots volunteering and more to get involved in. Visit the village website to find out what’s on and more about your community groups, you may want to get involved, all groups welcome new blood www.alfriston-village.co.uk

ALFRISTON LABYRINTH: Has been marked out ready for cutting in and planting with wild meadow flowers. A stunning film created from aerial footage shows the layout and its position in the churchyard. The labyrinth festival runs from June 11 to 18 and has an impressive line-up of talks and workshops from internationally renowned artists and writers. The full programme will be published soon, however please visit the website, watch the film and get in touch to book a place. The beauty is in the walking www.alfriston-village.co.uk/alfristonlabyrinthfestival. If you don’t have access to the internet I am happy to pop by and show this video. It is a must see for every villager.

SUSSEX DAY: Celebrate everything that is Sussex on The Tye, June 11 including arts, crafts and farmers market, walk the Labyrinth, visit the horticultural show and enjoy the village shops. The early morning boot fair on the rec, means you can park up for the day. Watch this space for full details.

ST ANDREW AND ST GEORGE: Tomorrow (Saturday) we celebrate St George’s day, so wear your red rose, adorn the St George’s Cross. Sing Jerusalem and drink tea. There is a St George’s Day service in St Andrews at 6pm with The Royal Society of St George. Open to all.

400 YEARS OF BEING THE BARD: Look, here’s the book I sought for so. Shakespeare’s birthday and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death fall on the same day Saturday. It’s your last chance to win a £100 Much Ado shopping spree and all you need is post a picture of a book you found at Much Ado. You can post by snail mail, email, online or physically drop it in by midnight tomorrow. I recommend dropping your picture in as they are calling it Shakespeare Saturday and there will be lots going on not to mention lots of new and old books to peruse. Visit www.muchadobooks.com

I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot: Follow your spirit, and upon this charge Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and St George.

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