FARMERS MARKET: Tomorrow, Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm on the Cattle Market Site, Market Street. There will be all the usual popular traders of meats, poultry and pies, honey, eggs, fruit and veg, raw milk from Hooks and other dairy along with cheeses, plants and herbs, planters, wood turned gifts, baby knits and cards. If you would like to become a Cuckmere Bus volunteer driver, bring along your ordinary D1 driver’s license and take the on-site bus for a spin. Free parking and market café. The market will be a bit smaller than usual this month due to holidays and retirement. Back to full size next month.

FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND CULTURE: Well it all started yesterday with two weeks of fabulous fun with arts and culture in Hailsham and surrounds. Tune into Hailsham Festival 87.7FM Radio throughout with music to suit all tastes, lively chat, interviews, daily updates on festival events. If you want to get involved contact Neil at info@hailshamfm.uk or visit www.facebook.com/hailshamfestivalfm. For details of all the events pick up a programme from various popular outlets around the town. In summary, tonight there is a barn dance with So Last Century String Band and Ian Lamb in Arlington, Opening Concert at noon on Saturday, followed by The Memphis Flyers, Mini-ville Workshop in the Square Café, Jive Workshop in the Charles Hunt Centre. On Sunday the Festival Art Exhibition starts at Gallery North and the Cajun Dawgs are playing at Chapter 12 in the afternoon. Monday you can attend an Art Workshop at Gallery North, and Pearlies at the Pub with an evening of Cockney Cheer at the Grenadier. The Methodist Hall is holding a talk on Art and The Third Reich. On Tuesday there is Poetry reading at Callenders, A Flanders and Swann tribute with Tom Lehrer at St Mary’s parish church. On Thursday there is an evening of voices and bells at Hellingly church and the week winds up on Friday with Wealden Writers at Callenders, the Three Minute Wonder Awards Evening at The Pavilion and a talk at Lime Cross Nursery, Herstmonceux on The Art of Ethical Taxidermy. There is so much more in the week to come and some need tickets get yours soon.

ST MARY’S: This is the fifth Sunday after Trinity. 8am Holy Communion (BCP), A Fickle Crowd. 10.30am Morning Service with crèche and children’s groups. The End. There is Holy Communion at 2.45pm at Emmanuel Church (Hawkswood) 6.30 Evening Prayer, A Hopeful Beginning.

CORINTHIAN CHURCH: This Sunday at Primrose Hall there is a service at 11am followed by refreshments. The Medium on this occasion is Paul Broadway. Healing is always available.

RAMBLES: There are two rambles on Wednesday. A long and a short. The longer of 4.5 miles with Joan and Gordon (449256) is the Barcombe Mills circular. A flat riverside walk returning along disused Uckfield to Lewes railway line. Generally firm ground with 4 stiles. Free car park. The shorter walk is with Nobby (440624) around Whitbread Hollow and starts at the foot of Beachy Head. If you would like to go on either walk, ring the walk leader for the details.

FLOWER CLUB: On Wednesday there is a demonstration by club members Joan Brown, Marie Haward, Lynn Purdy and Sandi White entitled Here’s One I Made Earlier. If you would like to go along visitors are very welcome at £5 entry to the Civic Community Hall at 7.30pm.

TOWN HOUSE COLLECTIVE: This group of artists is from across East Sussex and all have a learning disability. This is the group’s third year on the Hailsham Festival of Art and Culture Art Trail and the group proudly present another diverse collection of work. Go along and enjoy the inspirational artwork tomorrow, Saturday, at The Town House, Market Street in offices 4 and 5 between 10am and 3pm and then from Monday September 14 to Saturday September 19.

LIONS: Keith Shonfeld MBE is Hailsham Lions new president. He was presented with the chain of office by departing president Gerry Constable at a recent changeover lunch held at the local Lions Boship Farm Hotel. Keith’s vice president is Geraldine Gurr. One of Keith’s first jobs was to present Matt Williams with a cheque for £563.50. Matt had completed an unusual triathlon in aid of a severely physically impaired Arthur, a two year old Hailsham lad. Matt is raising money to purchase a specialist wheelchair for Arthur. Triathlons push most competitors to their physical limits but Matt took the challenge one step further. To date he has swum 750m while towing his seven year old goddaughter in a dinghy. He then cycled with his two year old son on the back of his bike, and finally ran 5km while pushing his son in a buggy. And that takes some doing.

BONFIRE BINGO: Next Friday, September 18, at the Charles Hunt Centre. Doors open 7pm for eyes down at 7.30pm.

AUTUMN WALKS: Free autumn walks in Hailsham all throughout the autumn and winter months. The Conservation Volunteers will organise free short walks in Hailsham. There is no need to book, just turn up. The walks will take place every Thursday and set off at 10.30am from the War Memorial in the High Street. Join in, enjoy the fresh air and beat the blues. For more info contact Paula Hubens, Healthy Walks Project Officer on 07740 899559/ p.hubens@tcv.org.uk

OAKLEAF ART TRAIL: South Wealden Community Wellbeing Service will be taking part in the Hailsham Festival of Arts by hosting three days of the Art Trail during September at the Old Chapel in Hailsham and would like to extend an invite to you and your clients to get involved with this great community cause. The Old Chapel will be transformed into a temporary gallery whereby art from many talented clients past and present will be displayed. Artwork is not restricted to those who use the Sussex Oakleaf service and is open to others who experience mental health difficulties. Therefore we ask that you forward this opportunity to any of your clients who may be interested in either viewing work of others or displaying any work of their own. Deadline for the submission of artwork is no later than 10am today, Friday. Please feel free to contact us if you require any further details.

Monday 2pm to 5pm, Tuesday 10am to 1pm, Friday September 18, 11am to 4pm.

100 YEARS AGO: In September 1915 the Rev F Clyde Harvey reported the following: My dear Friends, The days are drawing in and the Lighting Order prevails; so after Sept 26, Harvest Festival, if we are allowed to continue to that date, we must revert to the old hour of 3 o’clock. My father used to have service then for some years after he came to Hailsham; and some can remember it, and his exposition of Scripture in the National School in the evening. Not being able to get to Chamonix, I am trying this country as a substitute, and am charmed with it. The view from Hindhead yesterday, in this glorious weather, was magnificent, like that from Crowborough Beacon on a grander scale.

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