LEWES CHAMBER MUSIC: Today, Friday, 7.45pm, The Nicholas Yonge Society will welcome the Notos Piano Quartet to play Mozart’s Piano Quartet K493 in E-flat; Divertissement by Jean Francaix and Schumann’s Piano quartet. Cliffe Building, East Sussex (Sussex Downs) College, Mountfield Road. Tickets, £15 on the door or www.nyslewes.ticketsource.co.uk, free for 8 to 25 year olds.

Friday, 29th March 2019, 6:00 am
Lewes news

FOOTPATHS GROUP: Seaford Head March 19. The 12 walkers assembled at Splash Point felt they had struck lucky. After days of heavy rain, gales or just anticyclonic gloom, the sky was blue, the sun was shining and the wind had dropped. What a difference from this time last year when we were in the grip of ‘the Beast from the East’. We set off on the steep climb to the top of Seaford Head, a good way to blow off the cobwebs. Then a pause to look back and take in the stunning views across Seaford and the coast beyond and to regain our breath. We were on the lookout for signs of spring, and the first hit us loud and clear, the song of the skylarks as they soared upwards and then wheeled earthwards to their nesting areas, sounds that accompanied us throughout the walk. We continued along the clifftop for a while, then turned inland. Further signs of spring greeted us: male chaffinches in their fine new breeding plumage singing loudly from the tops of bushes. We were then treated to the delightful spectacle of a field-full of ewes and their lambs being rounded up by a very enthusiastic sheepdog in order to be driven down to the barn for their foot baths. Turning eastwards to join the Vanguard Way, we found the path partially flooded, now that the Cuckmere River is allowed to flow freely. At the Coastguard Cottages, we turned westwards back along the clifftop, stopping from time to time to look back at the Seven Sisters, one of the most iconic views along the south coast which never fails to amaze and delight. And so back down to the promenade, all feeling the benefit of the fresh air, exercise and good company and the undeniable evidence that winter is over. The walk was led by Vivien.

TRINITY CHURCH SOUTHOVER: And St John sub Castro. Every Friday in Trinity Southover Hall, St James Street we have two groups running for children and young people. For children in years 4 to 6 Xcite, from 5.15pm to 6.45pm. We start each week with games and buying tuck (bring some pennies) then a special activity followed by choosing our ‘stars for the week’. The cost is only £1 per child. For school Years 7 to 12 The Hub from 7.30pm to 9.30pm for a fun packed evening including mocktail bar, beanbag chill out space, sports and games (dodgeball, unihoc, human hungry hippos and lots more) or for the more creative try the upper room for mural painting, film making, drama or small group discussions/debates and seminars. It’s your evening so you can make it as chilled or as fun as you want! If you are in either age group please do come and see what it is all about or for more details visit our website: www.trinitylewes.org Services this Sunday at St John sub Castro: 11.15am informal service with contemporary worship band; 4.30pm sung evening prayer, a more traditional service. Services at Southover: 8am communion (prayer book); 10am morning service with choir, organ and band; 6.30pm informal service with contemporary worship band. Please do come and join us.

PASSION PLAY GROUP: We are holding an Easter Drama Workshop for ages 10 to 16yrs on Wednesday and Thursday, April 17 and 18, with a performance on Easter Saturday April 20. The workshops will be from 10am to 4pm each day in the Trinity Centre at St John sub Castro. Booking is essential. Please book by April 10. Voluntary donation £10. So if you enjoy acting, devising plays, having fun? Come and work with our team of experienced actors, directors, drama teachers and youth leaders and create a short fun play to perform in the town on Easter Saturday. Learn the craft of exploring a theme, structuring a play, improvising and performing in just two days. Email: [email protected] or phone 07971 398146 for further details and registration form.

LENT EVENT: Churches Together in Lewes have arranged a Lent event tomorrow, Saturday, at Christ Church, Prince Edwards Road from 10am to noon. Anna Glenton, Anglican chaplain at HMP Lewes, will facilitate a morning of reflection and discussion on Freedom for the Prisoners (Luke 4:18). All are welcome.