THANK YOU WI: The Alfriston WI hosted a fashion show as part of the WI’s 100 Years celebrations. A packed hall enjoyed the parade of models, adults and children, who showed clothes from two village shops, Peppa K and The Apiary.
The evening, which included refreshments during the interval, was a generous gift from the WI to the Ladies of Alfriston. From the chat in the hall and the applause throughout the evening, the gift was very much appreciated.
FARMERS’ MARKET: The Farmers’ Market brought a good crowd to the village last Sunday. The weather was warm and sunny just right for exploring the stalls stocked with local produce. The village website, events page, has some photographs of the day including an unexpected visit from Edwina Curry who met up with new local MP, Maria Caulfield and Councillor Philip Ede. Many of the stall holders plan to return for Sussex Day on June 14.
SALE AND EXHIBITION: The Art Club is holding their Annual Sale and Exhibition from tomorrow, May 23, to May 25 from 10.20am to 5.30pm in the War Memorial Hall. Framed and unframed paintings will be for sale at realistic prices and refreshments will be available. Please note, however, there are no facilities for credit cards. Entry is free.
MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Rathfinny Music Festival is at the beautifully situated Rathfinny Wine Estate over the weekend of Friday June 12 to Sunday June 14.
The London Conchord Ensemble is featured with guest singer Felicity Lott. There is a packed and varied programme with concerts being performed throughout the days. Food is available and of course there is plenty of overnight accommodation in the village for visitors. Booking has been brisk.
For full information visit the Rathfinny website or telephone 01323 87022.
Bodle Street Green
CHURCH SERVICES: St John’s Bodle Street: 9.30am Morning Prayer. Preparations are well under way for the Village Fair in aid of the church on Saturday June 13 from noon. Warbleton Parish Church: 11am Holy Communion and children’s Sunday Club. St Giles, Dallington: 5.15pm Songs of Praise in the churchyard, weather permitting.
FILM CLUB: Monsoon Wedding is this month’s film to be shown at 7.30pm next Friday May 29. It involves a stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world who create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India. The film, directed by Mira Nair lasts 1hr 54min. Guests are welcome at £6 each at the door, and doors open at 7pm.
CHURCH NEWS: On the last Sunday in May, The Reverend Daniel Merceron will lead the Trinity Sunday service as Priest in Charge of our recently extended united Benefice. Folkington welcomes the congregations of Alfriston, Littlington, Lullington and West Dean at 11am for a service of Holy Communion. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the church giving us all the chance to get to know each other.
ST MARY’S: This is Pentecost. Whit Sunday, 8am Holy Communion (BCP), 10.30am Morning Service with crèche and children’s groups: The Spirit who gives Gifts. 2.45pm Evening Prayer at Emmanuel, Hawkswood Road. 6.30pm Holy Communion: This World, needing it less, loving it more.
WHO LET THE DADS OUT: This is a gentle outreach time for dads and their toddlers up to age 7 years. They are meeting next Saturday May 30 between 9.30am and 11am and the last Saturday of every month at the same time in St Mary’s lounge. If you would like any more information contact David on 07739 790369.
CLAIRVOYANT EVENING: This Sunday there is a service at 11am followed by refreshments. The Medium on this occasion is Glyn Davis. Healing is always available.
RAMBLERS: There are two walks on Wednesday. The longer is of 5 miles, the Old Heathfield circular via Nettlesworth and Furnace woods with Francis (01435 862330). There are some slopes and stiles.
The shorter walk with Jill (843530) is a day in Brighton meeting at East Dean car park then catching the 9.50am bus to St Dunstans. Walk to the marina, take a little train ride on Volks electric railway to the pier. (Remember your bus pass if you have one).
LIONS CHARITY GOLF DAY: Calling all golfers, professional or otherwise. Collins Honda A 271 Herstmonceux is sponsoring the Hailsham Lions’ 10th annual Golf Day at Wellshust Golf Club. The date is Friday, May 29. First tee off at 10.30am. The all-inclusive entry fee of £38.50 per person includes a round of golf, snack lunch and prizes. For Wellshurst members there is a special rate of £23.50 per person. The playing format is Stapleford full handicap in teams of four with the points total of the best two cards counting towards the team prize. Teams can be mixed male and or female or juniors. Winning team prize is £80.This annual event is extremely popular with golfers and friends, so booking early is advisable. Application forms are now available from email@example.com or phone 0845 833 9828 (local number). This is one of the Lions’ major annual fundraisers which enable them to continue helping those in need in the local area.
SUMMER OUTREACH: Hailsham Methodist Church are organising three events over the next three months and donating all proceeds to Furniture Now, a local charity. The first is an Afternoon Tea which will take place on Saturday June 6 starting at 3pm. Tickets are £2, come along and take afternoon tea with us and also hear a short talk by Petrina Mayson on the work of the charity. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a ticket. For catering purposes please book your ticket in advance.
BONFIRE SOCIETY: This will be the bonfire society’s 10th Anniversary. The charity street collection licence has now been approved and the following charities will benefit from this year’s bonfire celebrations on October 17: SUSSAR, Cancer Research UK, Rockinghorse Appeal and Hailsham Youth club. The fire site has now been given the go ahead by Wealden and Rother District Council and no further objections not issues were raised but the society will be held responsible for any damage caused to the newly surfaced and lined car park. The bands will be Blocofogo, Stix Drummers, Sussex Stompers, Rebel drummers. Opportunities are coming to help raise funds for the October event including bingo, jumble sale, quiz night, tombola and summer fairs. So keep an eye out in this column for news.
HOLIDAY CLUB: The May half term is fast approaching. Give your kids a half term to remember with the Freedom Leisure fun filled holiday club. They can take part in a number of activities including sports, games and arts and crafts. The clubs are open to children aged 6 to 12 years. On May 29 they will be going to the cinema to see Cinderella. Bookings 01323 846755.
PCSO STREET MEETINGS: PCSOs will be happy to meet residents and public on Wednesday between 7pm and 7.30pm on the Cuckoo Trail under London Road Bridge Hailsham. Go along and discuss any concerns you may have. Also on Thursday between 6.30pm and 7pm for Hawthylands Road odd numbers.
Local priorities for PCSOs recently have been speeding in Anglesey Avenue. A door knock was completed in the area where PCSOs spoke to residents and their thoughts were that between 7am and 9am and then between 4pm and 6pm during the week and throughout the whole day on the weekend. It is also believed that it is people who know the area as well as commuters cutting between Hempstead Lane and London Road. Contact has been made with East Sussex County Council asking for any speeding data. Sussex Safer Road Partnership (SSRP) does not have any covering Anglesey Avenue. The SSRP site shows that between 01/04/2008 and 31/03/2013 there have been no reports of slight, serious or fatal accidents. PCSOs have completed three separate 100 vehicle counts in the area at the key times mentioned above and the average speeds have been 26.23, 25.91 and 28.04mph. An email has been sent to PCSO Shadbolt asking for a further assessment on the road to see if we are able to run a community speed watch or Speed Indication Device (SID). A Road Policing unit has assessed the road and does not think that it is safe to run anything along here. What has been proposed is to utilise the SID site that is already in place which will be regularly placed out during the spring.
HEALTHY LIVING CLUB: If you are you over 50 and worried about keeping healthy and in good shape join the Healthy Living Club. This is a local Hailsham club aimed at encouraging people to exercise, make new friends, try new activities and have fun. Participants are welcome to make a contribution of £1 a session to pay for a cup of tea or coffee. They meet on Tuesdays at the Methodist Church Hall from 10am to noon. They run a variety of activities each week, boccia, table tennis, bowls, as well as experienced trainers leading sessions in different forms of exercise or healthy living. This Tuesday the session includes chair-based exercise. For more information about the club or the activities on future dates, please contact Peter at The Hailsham Trust, Prospects House, 7-9 George Street, Hailsham.
DEMELZA: Demelza Hospice Care for Children have been very busy fundraising recently. They raised just short of £5k at the Heffle Cuckoo Fair in April, which is run by a combination of Heathfield Friends and Hailsham Friends groups. This year they recruited the help of Hailsham actor, John Wilders, who served them well as Town Crier for the event. Two days at Bates Farm Bluebell Trail running the entrance, refreshments, scooter hire broke all previous records at £2k. During Demelza’s Go Dotty Week the Quintins Mini Market made a further £218 when a cheque for £2000 was presented to Julie Brett, East Sussex Fundraising Co-ordinator. On Sunday there is Pooches on the Prom in Bexhill. Dog owners take a sponsored walk, followed by a professionally judged Dog Show with lots of classes to enter. If you want to join in there will be lots of stalls and sideshows while the dogs are doing all the walking. You’ll find them just to the west of the De La Warr.
Demelza Hospice Care for Children is a local charity with a team of Community nurses providing at home hospice care to over 100 families in East Sussex who have one, or sometimes more than one, child, with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. As well as providing nursing, which has to be very specialised, they also support the entire family with assistance in the home, and with caring for other members of the family. Pam Robinson who helped to set up the Friends of Demelza (Hailsham) group says ‘It is really a lot of fun doing all the fundraising events, but is becoming harder as we are doing more events but are not getting any more volunteers.’ If you feel you could offer just an odd hour now and then, just give Pam (01323 844020) or Sue (840797) a call.
HEATHFIELD SHOW: There will be several trade stands and entries contributed by Hailsham people, so go along and support them at the Heathfield Agricultural show tomorrow, Saturday.
Entry for children U16 is free this year. The event is at Little Tottingworth Farm, Broad Oak, Heathfield. Situated approx. two miles east of Heathfield on the A265. Routes from Battle, Heathfield and the A21 at Hurst Green will be signposted on the day. Disabled access: a limited amount of parking in specific areas of the showground is available for people with mobility problems.
There is a park and ride service from the clock tower in Heathfield town centre. Adults £13.50, concessions £13.
SUNDAY SERVICES: Pentecost is on Sunday and Services are at 9.15am Holy Communion Upper Dicker. Sunday Services: 8am Holy Communion Hellingly. 10.45am Holy Communion Hellingly. (Fourth Sunday 10.45 am Family Service Hellingly). This Sunday at 5pm there is a joint service of informal worship at Hellingly church.
BEACON LIGHTING: The launch of the Diocesan Strategy at Pentecost will be marked with a beacon lighting tomorrow, Saturday, at Blackstock Farm, Grove Hill, Hellingly. Food will be provided. Tickets are £5, or £3.50 for children up to 12 and the event starts at 8pm. Tickets are available from the church or Blackstock Farm www.blackstockfarm.co.uk, 01323 848006.
ACTIVE PLAY SESSIONS: During the May half term holidays, there will be Active Play Sessions run by Freedom Leisure and sponsored by Hellingly Parish Council in the Hellingly Country Park at Roebuck Park. These have been arranged for Tuesday and Wednesday from 2pm to 3.30pm. Please note that sessions may be cancelled due to poor weather so if unsure please ring Suzanne on 01323 461390.
OPEN GARDENS: Unfortunately, the Open Hellingly village gardens on Sunday June 7, has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. However, they will open on September 6, from 10.30am until 5pm, the brass band will play at Brook Cottage between 2pm and 4pm. There will be coffees, teas, cream teas and ploughmans.
COMMUNITY PARK: Hellingly Community Park Trust Chairman, Gill Hesselgrave is pleased to be able to report more progress. The cricket pitch was played on for the first time on May 2 and the feedback has been good. Unfortunately the pavilion was not provided and they are having to make do with four portacabins for the season. The pavilion will be constructed after the end of the season. It is now possible to walk around the lakes. Parking is best at evenings and weekends when the NHS park just past the old chapel can be used. The HCPT and Persimmon Homes have applied for a Sussex Heritage Award for restoring and improving the old landscape. The site has now been judged, albeit in the pouring rain. We now have to wait until July to get the results.
BLACKSTOCK FARM: On Sunday from 10am to 3.30pm there is a wedding fair where you will find everything you need to plan your perfect day under one roof. Book your tickets now for a 70s Disco Night on Friday June 5. Head back to the 70s with a disco night and retro buffet. Dance the night away to the golden oldies while sampling the themed food expertly prepared by our rosette standard executive head chef. £4.95 per person. Food optional and payable on the night. Dress to impress! The best dressed 70s throwback male and female will each win a private table for up to 10 people at one of the live comedy nights.
Arrivals 7pm, food from 7.30pm dancing from 8.30pm and carriages at 11pm. Admissions by booking only at buytickets.at/blackstockfarmcoltd or call 01323 440450.
CUCKOO TRAIL CELEBRATIONS: On June 16 there will be celebrations along the Cuckoo Trail from walks to boot fairs to mark the 50th Anniversary of the last train going down the Cuckoo Line. More details will be available here, nearer the time.
RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: The next meeting is on Thursday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Dicker Village Hall. Discussions to include organising a village social event. Tea and biscuits will be served.
CHILDREN’S TRAIL: During half term there is a seasonal children’s trail throughout the gardens at Michelham Priory. On May 30 there is Medieval Archery with Wolfshead Bowmen who come to Michelham Priory and bring the past to life. There will be a Medieval Encampment, demonstrations of combat with weapons, skill archery display and have-a-go archery for all the family with one-to-one instruction with 6 arrows for £2. Normal admission applies.
ALL SAINTS: There are services on Sunday at 8am Holy Communion (BCP) and 6pm Compline.
WARTLING: St Mary Magdalene has a service on Sunday at 9.45am Holy Communion (CW).
BOWLS: Last week league matches were played against Uckfield 96 shots to Herstmonceux 30 which gained them no points. They won with 101 shots to 63 against Hailsham gaining eight points. They also played St John’s blind winning the first 67 to 54 but losing the second 59 to their 69.
FOLK DANCE CLUB: The Herstmonceux group meets on a Wednesday evening at 8pm at Bodle Street village hall. If you would like to go along contact 01323 832294 for more information.
RAY AND SHELDON: This afternoon, Friday, Kate Short will be talking about hand reflexology and more. This over 60s group meets at the village hall at 2.15pm. If you would like more information or to go along ring Anne on (01323) 441244.
DEMELZA BINGO: Many thanks to everyone who made this such a success. The event raised a whopping £450. Special thanks to the Woolpack, Lime Cross Nursery, Ruskos, Village Store, Herstmonceux Post Office, The Horseshoe, Caprice and Bella Fleur for donations of raffle prizes.
WALKING GROUP: On Tuesday at 6.30pm the group will meet at Market Square car park, Battle for a walk of about 4 miles. Bring money for parking. Please ring Karen 07740 162367 or Andy 07934 199887 for the details if you would like to go along.
VITALITY VILLAGE: Go along on Wednesday and contribute to the success of the village and help forge the way ahead. The meeting takes place at 7pm in the Health Centre meeting room which will be a review of the information day held last month and to discuss the way forward.
OBSERVATORY EVENTS: All through half term there are interactive hands-on exhibits, daily telescope tours, spectacular science shows, children’s workshops and lots more. Visit www.the-observatory.org, call 01323 832731 or email: email@example.com for more information.
BONFIRE PARTY: Tomorrow, Saturday, the Parish Churches of Herstmonceux and Wartling warmly invite you to a family friendly Pentecost bonfire party with barbecue to mark the launch of the new Diocesan Strategy across Sussex at All Saints Church. There will be a barbecue and hot drinks from 9pm with the lighting of the fire at 9.30pm. This event is free of charge. All are welcome.
For catering purposes, please let Richard Steven know if you plan to come on 01323 833124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOBILE LIBRARY: Friday: Berwick Village Hall 9.55am-10.25am; Arlington Village Hall 10.35am-11am; Deans Road, Alfriston 11.15am-11.55am; East Dean Village Hall 12.20pm-1.20pm; Wannock Village Hall 2.40pm-3.10pm; Community Centre, Hailsham East 3.25pm-3.55pm. Tuesday: Brightling Village Hall, 1.20pm-1.40pm; Dallington Village Hall, 1.50pm-2.10pm; Ashburnham, 2.40pm-3pm; Bodle Street Village Hall, 3.25pm-3.50pm.
Ninfield & Hooe
BOWLS CLUB: With the sun shining last week, Ninfield saw a win. The results are as follows: May 12 they played away to Alexandra Park but lost 70-66. Away once again on May 13 to Bexhill, saw a win of 63-73. Their second game at home of the season against Cross-in-Hand didn’t see them continue their winning streak, losing 59-75. Sunday, May 17, the club had one of their most important events of the season, Ladies v Men competition followed by a chip supper in the club house afterwards.
FLOWER GROUP: On Monday, June 1, commencing at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, Ninfield Flower Group welcomes Sue Thompson with her demonstration entitled A Few of my Favourite Things. Non members are welcome at a charge of £4 to include refreshments. All flowers demonstrated will be raffled at the end of the evening.
NINFIELD PARISH COUNCIL: The next meeting of Ninfield Parish Council will be held on June 4, 7.15pm at Ninfield Methodist Hall. All residents are welcome to attend.
HOOE OPEN GROUP: The next meeting of Hooe Open Group will be on Friday, June 12, at 2.30pm, which will be a cream tea and a general knowledge quiz. For information of the club’s activities call the social organiser Edna Wallis on 01424 842591 or e-mail: email@example.com.
CHARITY CURRY NIGHT: Lorna Tomasetti has organised a Charity Curry Night to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, June 17, at 7.30pm. The event will be held at the Chilli Tree in Bexhill, with tickets costing £20 each. If you would like to support the event and enjoy an evening of curry, please contact Lorna on 07880501805/893644 to book your place. Lorna would also welcome any donations for the raffle.
GARDEN PARTY: An advance notice for your diaries, Saturday July 4, St Oswald’s Hooe Garden Party at the church from 2pm to 5pm. Hooe Silver Band will be playing, various attractions: cakes, plants, raffle, side shows and of course tea and cakes etc.
DEFIBRILLATORS: In the event of an emergency, they are located at the following locations, 24/7: Hooe: On the front wall of The Red Lion PH. Ninfield: On the wall to the right of the entrance to The Kings Arms.
CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, St Mary’s Ninfield, 9.30am Parish Eucharist. St Oswald’s Hooe, 11.15am Parish Eucharist. Ninfield Methodist Church, 2.30pm Service of Holy Communion with Revd Ian Pruden.
COFFEE MORNING: The coffee morning tomorrow, Saturday, is hosted by Polegate Residents Association. All welcome in the lounge from 10am to noon. On Saturday May 30 the coffee morning will be hosted by Centre Fund Raising. All welcome in the lounge from 10am to noon. Many stalls including bric-a-brac, books, preserves, raffle, hamper draw, bring and buy stall.
WALKS: Tomorrow, Saturday, Coffee at Chilly Farm, 5 miles with Mavis M. Meet at Pecvensey Market Square 10am bus 99, 9.23am Terminu Road stand E to Memorial Hall. Or, Stanmering and Chattring, 9 miles with Naomi and Pete. Meet Stanmer Park near Falmer 9.45am GR 337096, PH option. Meet and park in car park eastern side of church near pond. Sorry no leader for Sunday walk. Saturday May 30, Church to Lido, 5 miles with Tony W. Meet at Elim Church, Newhaven, 10.20am bus 12A, 9.23am Terminus Road Stand J, finish at Satldean. Or, Harbour Stroll, 2 to 3 miles with Thelma. Meet at Cinema, Crumbles Retail Park at 10.15am bus 99 at 9.43am Terminus Road stand E to Asda bus stop. Leader at start. Sunday May 31, Tye the Corner, 9.5 miles with Tony W. Meet bus 12A, 9.16am Terminus Road to Telscombe Tye where walk starts 10.30am. Dry lunch, YHA Southease, finish Denton Corner.
TOY FAIR: There will be a Toy Fair at Polegate Commnity Centre on Sunday from 9am to 6pm. All welcome in the Henry Twine hall.
DINING TRAINS: Spa Valley Railway, Thursday, lunch time fish and chips. Sunday May 31, High Weald Belle, luncheon train, booking essential. Contact Spa Valley Railway via website www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk or telephone 01892 537715.
STATIONERY ENGINES: These are on display on Sunday 7 June, at Groombridge Railway Station, on the Spa Valley Line. A display by the Sussex and Kent Weald Stationery Engine Group. More info from http://www.wealdpower.co.uk or telephone Alan Cullen 01342 327852.
TALK: There will be a slide show and talk by Alan Hodges, Eastbourne Thro the Ages, at St Marty’s Church Hall, Willingdon on Monday June 8 at 7pm. Entry £3 including refreshments. In aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
GUIDED WALK: ELHS guided walk around Hampden Park in June, please contact Maureen on 485971 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also contact me for proposed excursion to Spa Valley Railway in July.
Warbleton & Rushlake Green
BEACON EVENT: All are invited to this event to mark the launch of the Diocesan Strategy at the Dallington Recreation Ground (next to the Sugar Loaf) this Saturday. Hot chocolate and cake will be available from 9.15pm with the beacon lit at 10pm. The event is free, but it would be helpful if you could let Bobbie know on 01435 830811, if you plan to come, to gain an idea of the numbers attending.
CHURCH SERVICES: Warbleton Parish Church: 11am Holy Communion and children’s Sunday Club. St John’s Bodle Street: 9.30am Morning Prayer. St Giles, Dallington: 5.15pm Songs of Praise in the churchyard, weather permitting. Heathfield Chapel: 11am Morning worship with Colin Povey, and 6.30pm evening service with Paul Daniels.
RGWI: the Institute will discuss the resolutions to be put before the National AGM later this year at the meeting on Thursday at 7.30pm in the Dunn Village Hall. For details about the WI please contact Marian (01435 831653) or Sharon (812388).
COFFEE RESULT: Rita Atkinson has let me know that last week’s Coffee and Company event raised £300 for the Heron’s Ghyll Carriage Driving for the Disabled group and £100 for the Nepalese Disaster Fund. A big thank you to all who supported this event so generously. I gather the plant stall did particularly well.
Willingdon, Wannock & Jevington
CHALK FARM HOTEL: I often visit the garden centre behind Chalk Farm Hotel as Graeme and Sue, who run it, are so helpful in advising me which plants to buy. Last Friday I also went into the hotel itself to find out what events are forthcoming. I was too late to mention the coffee morning on May 20 but there will be another one on June 18, when the students with learning disabilities will be helping out. Please make a note of this in your diary and also Chalk Farm’s Summer Fayre which is from 11am to 3pm on July 12.
Chalk Farm Hotel is an ideal venue for wedding receptions and is also licensed to hold civic weddings. On May 15 the old barn was beautifully decorated for a wedding luncheon for 45 people, which was to be held there on the following day. The colour scheme for the chairs and table arrangements were purple and white and there were sparkling lights in the ceiling. It looked like fairyland. The wedding party would also be able to socialise in the fully licenced Orwell lounge bar, the inglenook and the Orwell room, and there was to be an evening finger buffet.
A marquee can also be provided when required and there are some lovely bedrooms available for the bride and groom or guests who wish to stay the night. In fact nothing is overlooked.
For further information visit www.chalkfarmldc.co.uk or email email@example.com or ring 01323 503800.
MUSIC: Owen Donovan will be entertaining customers at the British Queen from 8.30pm tomorrow, Saturday. Tom Fitzpatrick will also be performing there between 1pm and 3pm on Sunday.
THE WHEATSHEAF: Marcella will be providing live entertainment at 8.30pm tomorrow, Saturday, at the Wheatsheaf. On Bank Holiday Monday the Wheatsheaf opens at 11.30am and there will be a gourmet barbecue.
WINDMILL: Polegate/Willingdon Windmill will be open from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday and also from 2pm to 5pm on Bank Holiday Monday. Visitors can have a guided tour of the four floors to the mill, and for those less mobile the museum on the ground floor is also very interesting. Light refreshments will be available.
OPEN GARDENS: The Open Gardens season in support of the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital is just about to start. On Tuesday you can visit the lovely gardens at Folkington Manor from 10.30am to 12.30pm or from 2pm to 4pm. From the A27 towards Lewes turn third left into Folkington and follow the open garden signs. Also, make a note in your diary for Gilly Keef’s open garden for the Friends which will be held at Flint House, Church Street Willingdon on Wednesday June 24.
BUTTS BROW WI: The group will be meeting at 2.15pm on Thursday at Willingdon Memorial Hall to discuss the Resolutions.
MEETING: Wannock Artists will be holding their next monthly meeting at 7pm on Friday May 29 at Wannock Village Hall. The demonstration by Josie Tipler will be of a local scene in chalk pastels. New members can join at £16 per annum and visitors are also welcome at £4 on the night which includes refreshments. Contact details are firstname.lastname@example.org .
SUMMER CONCERT: The Glen Chorale will be presenting their summer concert at 2.30pm on Monday June 1 at Wannock Village Hall. The concert will then be repeated at the same time and venue on Monday May 8. The programme is called Ages and Seasons and follows a theme from childhood, maturity and into old age. Songs include all in the April evening, Vilia, my love is like a red red rose, locus iste and the mermaid. The musical director is Ansy Boothroyd who studied at the Royal College of Music and teaches at Eastbourne College and Christ’s Hospital Horam. Tickets are £6 each to include refreshments. For further information please ring 01323 482623.
CHURCH CONCERT: St Mary’s Church will be hosting a concert from 7.30pm on Monday June 1 with talented performers in the church family, both young and old. Directed by Michael Stumbles there will be various musical styles with solos and ensembles, singers and instrumentalists. Admission is free. There is a retiring collection for the music fund, supporting Children with Cancer.
ART EXHIBITION: Teresa Currie’s new art group was started in January 2014 at St Mary’s Church Hall in Decoy Drive Hampden Park. The group meet there on a Wednesday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and cover a wide range of mediums and subject matter.
They will be having their first exhibition from 10am to 5pm on Saturday June 6 in the same venue. On display and for sale at affordable prices will be original artworks, prints, limited edition prints, photography, painting on wood, painted furniture, crafts, wire and cane sculpture and artists’ cards. Refreshments are available all day and there is ample parking to the front of the hall in the car park and there is also disabled access. For details and samples of the students’ work visit www.teresacurrie.carbonmade.com .
JEVINGTON & FILCHING WI: The group will be celebrating their centenary this year and to celebrate it they will be having a mixed stall of all sorts of WI items at Jevington Church Fete on June 13, and in addition they will be putting floral decorations in St Andrew’s Church Jevington. The fete will be held from 1pm to 5pm.
CONGRATULATIONS: Once more to Jennie and her team for providing a delicious meal at Trinity Church Hall on May 15.
There was also a raffle with the proceeds going to Christian Aid. The next monthly lunch will be at noon on Friday June 19. For more information or if you would like to book, please ring Jennie on 01323 484189.