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FINE ARTS SOCIETY: Uckfield and Lewes Decorative and Fine Arts Society meet on Wednesday September 14 at 2pm for 2.30pm start in Uckfield Civic Centre. The talk is The Great Fire of London - a 350th Anniversary lecture by Barbara Askew. The society always welcomes visitors and new members. For further information please go to www.uckfielddfas.org.uk

OPEN SUNDAYS: Sussex Horse Rescue would like to welcome new and returning visitors to our open Sunday events. You will be able to see some of our equines, read about their histories and the work we do. We provide pony rides for the children. Visit our Barn Shop and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in our tea room. We are open every Sunday until September 4. Open 11am to 4pm, adults £2, children £1, car parking free. Hempstead Farm, Hempstead Lane, Uckfield.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy today, Friday. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful new musical score and enchanting woodland creatures go to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre. Picnic with family and friends in the picturesque surroundings of some of the UK and Ireland’s most stunning open-air venues for the perfect evening of magical theatre in magical surroundings. Gates open at 6.30pm, start time 7.30pm. Adult £14, children £10, family ticket (two adults and two children) £42. East Sussex National Resort, Little Horsted.

FASION SHOW AND SALE: High Street Brands at greatly reduced prices. Sizes 10 to 20. Sussex Horse Rescue Trust is hosting a Charity Fashion Sale at Uckfield Civic Centre from 1.30pm to 4pm on Saturday September 24. No ordering, buy on the day, cash or card. This promises to be a fun afternoon. The event begins with a live catwalk show followed by time for shopping. £4 in advance from Sew ’n’ Sew Haberdashery, Bell Walk, £4 in advance by post to Wendy Gundry 23 Southway, Burgess Hill, RH15 9SY cheques payable to Sussex Horse Rescue Trust, please enclose a sae; £6 on the door.

COFFEE, CAKES AND CRAFTS: Come and start your Christmas Shopping and support St Wilfrid’s Hospice at the same time at 36 Hughes Way, Uckfield from 11am to 4pm on Saturday September 24. There will be a warm welcome for everyone plus coffee/tea and delicious homemade cakes and scones. Lots of crafts will be available to buy. These will include a range of unique, handmade fabric handbags and cushions, handmade cards for all occasions, individually made Christmas Crackers and gift bags, paintings, beautiful children’s knitwear, handmade and pre-loved jewellery, bird and insect houses/boxes and many small Christmas Gifts. Some craft materials and haberdashery will also be available. 20 percent of all sales plus the donations for coffee/tea and cakes/scones will go to the Hospice. Free entry but donations requested for coffee, tea and cakes, all of which will go to the Hospice.

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