FOOTPATHS GROUP: Walk report for March 6. The promised rain failed to materialise so when ten of us, led by Graham with Hilda back marking, set off from The Sloop Inn we did so with hope in our hearts that we would enjoy a good walk and so it turned out to be. This part of the Weald shares most of the characteristics of the rest of the Weald, lovely undulating countryside and the promise of some mud after the rain of the last few days. We certainly enjoyed the countryside and coped with the relatively modest amount of mud. Heading north we soon crossed the Bluebell Railway, continued northwards to Heaven Farm, after a brief detour around Kidborough Farm (the leader got a bit lost) and so to the outskirts of Danehill where we turned south and followed the Greenwich Meridian Trail back to the starting point where some of us consumed The Sloop Inn’s excellent ham, egg and chips, with the eggs having been laid that very day by the pub’s own chickens.
Our next walk is on Tuesday. It is a 6-mile hilly walk around Seaford Head. We shall leave North Street car park promptly at 9.30am. Do join us.
TRINITY CHURCH SOUTHOVER: And St John sub Castro. If you have pre-school age children then you might like to join us at Lunch Bunch each Thursday during term time from noon to 1.45pm at The Trinity Centre, St John sub Castro with food available from Café12/31. A friendly meeting place for babies and toddlers with their parents or carers. There are always plenty of toys and helping hands as well as friendly volunteers. Just come along or for further information look at our website: www.trinitylewes.org. If you would like to join the Trinity electoral roll, please take an electoral role form from the back of any Trinity church and return it to any member of clergy or the office in St John sub Castro by April 7. Services this Sunday at St John sub Castro: 11.15am informal service with contemporary worship band; 4.30pm communion with hymns, 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 at 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07971 398146 for further details and registration form.
LEWES CHAMBER MUSIC: Friday March 29, 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.
LEWES BRIDGE CLUB: Results for February (all pairs games) (first places). Tuesday February, Meic Goodyear and Peter Waters; Thursday February 7, Nigel Osmer and Margaret Buddery; Tuesday February 12, Jennifer Wilson and Peter Cattermole; Thursday February 14, Tony Redshaw and Janice Bell; Tuesday February 19, Peter Kennedy and John Williams; Thursday February 21, Alan Disney and Peter Cattermole; Tuesday February 26, Peter Kennedy and Peter Waters. Thursday February 28 (N/S), Rosemary Land and Nancy Wiginton; (E/W) David Newell and Alison Dunbar-Dempsey. Lewes Bridge Club meets Tuesday evenings and Thursday afternoons in the Town Hall. Contact Meic Goodyear 01273 476757 for details.