DITCHLING SINGERS: If you enjoy singing why not give this friendly choir a try. No auditions and the first session is free. The final 2018 session is this coming Sunday, 4pm to 6pm at Keymer Church Hall. And if you miss this one, why not start the New Year by coming along on Sunday January 6, 4pm to 6pm in the Old Meeting House in Ditchling. Rehearsals are on alternate Sundays and the next one is Sunday January 20, 4pm to 6pm at Keymer Church Hall. Just come along or contact Julie on 01273 844818 or Christine on 01273 846098.

DITCHLING WI: The December meeting was the WI’s Christmas party. Members enjoyed some games and a quiz. And a lovely Christmas tea. Father Christmas arrived with his sack of gifts and a grand raffle. The next meeting is on Thursday January 10 at 2.15pm in Ditchling Village Hall. Dick Morley - Ditchling Boyhood, my First Decade. All are welcome.

FILM SOCIETY: The first film in the New Year is being screened on Thursday January 10 and is called Loveless. It is a drama structured like a crime thriller about a lost boy in a toxic world. Set in Russia, the film is about an estranged couple going through a brutal and hostile divorce and their son Aloysha, who disappears after overhearing a particularly distressing argument between his parents in their cramped flat. Loveless uses a toxic marriage to paint a larger portrait of decay, dereliction and moral detachment. Director: Andrei Zvyagintsev. Russian. 2017. 127 mins. 15 Cert. And in February the society is showing two films. The Heiress on Thursday February 7. Director: Marcelo Martinessi. Spanish. 2019. 95 mins. 15 Cert and Lady Macbeth on Thursday February 21. Director: William Oldroyd. English. 2016. 89 mins. 15 Cert. Films are shown in Ditchling Village Hall and start at 8pm. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free coffee, tea and biscuits are available and wine can be purchased by the glass beforehand. There is ample free parking behind the hall. Guests and temporary members are welcome for the sum of £5 payable at the door.