FILM SOCIETY: The next film is on Thursday, December 6 and is The Breadwinner. Adapted from a novel by Deborah Ellis this film is based on her interviews with girls and women in the refugee camps in Pakistan. The film is about a courageous 11 year old girl, Parvana, living under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. After the wrongful arrest of her father by the Taliban, unable to leave the house unchaperoned, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy enabling her to sell meagre goods to support her family. In parallel with Parvana’s story, the film is a history of Afghanistan, told as a fable. Director: Norah Twomey. English, 2017, 127 mins 12A Cert. Films are shown in Ditchling Village Hall and start at 8pm. Doors open at 7.30pm. On Thursday December 6 the society is kick-starting the Christmas season with delicious mulled wine and mince pies. There is ample free parking behind the hall. Guests and temporary members are welcome for the sum of £5 payable at the door.

DITCHLING PLAYERS: Don’t forget to get your tickets for the Player’s next production. Tickets are now on sale at the Larder, South Street, Ditchling or, for the first time, online by going to the website www.ditchlingplayers.org.uk. The Players are putting on And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie at Ditchling Village Hall from Wednesday to Saturday, November 21 to 24. Rehearsals are going well and everyone is working hard to put on another excellent Player production. And Then There Were None is the story that made Agatha Christie the best-selling novelist of all time. The story revolves around ten strangers who have been invited to Soldier Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast. As the body count rises so does the appalling realisation that there may be a murderer among their number. Will any of them get off the island alive? For this production the Players are pleased to welcome not only a new director Susie D’Arcy, but also several new faces amongst the cast. So come along for a production that will have you on the edge of your seats.

DITCHLING SINGERS: If you enjoy singing popular songs then why not give this friendly choir a try. No auditions and the first session is free. Rehearsals are on alternate Sundays and there are three more rehearsals before Christmas. Sunday, 4pm to 6pm at Keymer Church Hall. In the Old Meeting House, Ditchling on Sunday, December 2, 4pm to 6pm and Sunday December 16, 4pm to 6pm at Keymer Church Hall. Just come along or contact Julie on 01273 844818 or Christine on 01273 846098.