Seasonal carols, readings and songs with folk trio

A charity evening of folk songs, carols, readings, mince pies and mulled wine is offered in An Old South Downs Christmas.

Spokeswoman Jane Major said: “Start the Christmas season off with an evening of seasonal carols, songs and readings. The South Downs Society invite you to join them for an evening with folk singing trio, Emily and the Hares, who will present a selection of beautiful and rousing Christmas and wintertime songs and carols, once popular in the South Downs, some of which date back to medieval times.

“They will also be reading evocative seasonal descriptions, from such great South Downs writers as Hilaire Belloc, Rudyard Kipling and Edward Thomas. Plenty of opportunity for audience participation, helped along with mulled wine and mince pies.”

The event is open to the public as well as South Downs Society members. It takes place on Tuesday, December 17, at All Saints Centre in Lewes and starts at 7.15pm. Tickets are £9.50 each. Funds raised go to help the work of the South Downs Society (a registered charity). Tickets on www.southdownssociety.org.uk.

The South Downs Society is a registered charity set up to conserve and enhance the beauty and amenities of the South Downs for the benefit of the public. It was established in 1923 and successfully defeated proposals for unsuitable coastal development overlooking the famous Seven Sisters area.