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MY APOLOGIES: For an item that appeared in the February 3 edition of this column regarding an event for children every Saturday, including a film show and games. This, I now understand has been cancelled and will no longer be available.

BINGO EVENING: Friday February 24, 6.45pm for 7pm start at Telscombe Civic Centre. This special Bingo event is to raise money for the Dame Vera Trust Charity for children 5 years and under suffering from Cerebral Palsy. All proceeds from the event will go direct to the charity. Eight games played for £4, plus an additional Snowball (50p per single ticket) and Flyer game (£1 a sheet). Free cup of tea/coffee at half-time break.

YOUR CHANCE TO DANCE: Southern Stomp Line Dance Club will be running a series of Learn To Line Dance Sunday afternoon workshops plus an afternoon absolute beginners regular class in the Telscombe Cliffs/Peacehaven area in the spring. This is your chance to see if this form of dance, which does not require a partner, is something that may appeal to you. Line dancing is a great way to get out, have fun, learn new skills, work on the memory banks and meet new people and Southern Stomp have been teaching new dancers for the past 22 years so you will be in expert hands. As well as a selection of classes at all levels throughout the week the club has a social activity every month for its members and non-dancing partners, ranging from London theatre trips, summer walks, ten pin bowling, skittles, meals out, barn dances, coach trips, holiday weekends and of course Line Dance Socials. There are very few opportunities, especially daytime that offer absolute beginners lessons so if you want to have a go please call Joy Ashton the organiser on 01273 587714 to put your name down, as places are limited.

SUMMER FAYRE: This popular event will be taking place in Chatsworth Park, Telscombe Cliffs on Saturday July 8 from 1pm to 4.30pm. If you would like a stall, please let us know. We are also looking for volunteer stewards throughout the afternoon, so if you have a spare hour or more, please let us know on 01273 589777, thank you.

FOOTNOTES: A dearth of any decent programmes on the TV and the weather getting ever colder, precluding any walking, I took myself off to Lewes for a browse among their bookshops, in search of increasing my modest library. I tend to avoid choosing autobiographies these days, especially those written by members of my own profession. This is because my agent is always pestering me to write my own, and although my career stretches over 65 years, I always think I am not old enough yet to start reminiscing about the past. Besides a good part of it would not be fit for family entertainment. After a pleasant hour or so rummaging through some book shops, I returned home armed with a couple of volumes about the East End of London in the Thirties, a favourite subject. Then, with the heating turned up, curtains drawn and a plateful of hot buttered muffins to share with Chaplin, who I found adores them almost as much as I do, we settled down for the evening. Chaplin falling asleep on my lap, purring loudly. Who needs TV? Go safely and have a good week.

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