PANTO: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Plumpton Pantomime Society’s production this year had children, at the matinee last Sunday, enthralled and their responses and interaction were truly delightful. This production of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is vibrant, has an excellent set and wonderful costumes. It is just as a pantomime should be and a huge thank you goes to all involved for making the pantomime as entertaining as ever. The list of those involved as principal players, chorus, junior dancers, musicians and the production team is extensive, with more than seventy people making the pantomime the success that it is. I know the success derives from everyone involved but I would like to mention Charlie Wycherley as Fatima Fandango and Paul Kluge as Mustapha Screwlose whose performances were particularly exciting and their hilarity truly memorable. To find out if there are tickets available for the performances this evening and tomorrow, at 7.30pm, or the Saturday matinee call Jo Taylor on 01273 890450.
HAMSEY WALK: With the Footpath Society (five to six miles) takes place this Sunday and starts at 1.30pm at Phoenix Car Park, Lewes (Map Ref: 420 103). For more details call Sandy Washer on 01273 477336.
TALK: Climbing Mount Venison, Antarctica, a talk by Cliff Dargonne is at the village hall on Wednesday. All are welcome to join members of the Footpath Society for this talk, meet at the hall at 2pm and the talk will start at 2.30pm.
JUMBLE SALE: Takes place on Saturday February 2, at 2pm, at the village hall to raise funds for the maintenance of the hall. There will be cakes, a tombola, toys, books, clothes, bric-a-brac and much more. It would be a great help if all who use the hall assist with the sale, either by donating jumble, tombola prizes, cakes or help on the day. Do attend, there will be lots to rummage through and you may well find a bargain. Donations of jumble will be much appreciated (apart from videos as these no longer sell). Please take jumble to the hall from 9am to midday.
WORTH WAY: (Part of) following the railway line is the route of the Footpath Society’s walk on Saturday February 9 with possible lunch afterwards. Meet at Turners Hill, Lion Lane (Map Ref: 341 358), for this four mile walk; ready to start walking at 10.30am. For more details call Geoff and Gill Gamble on 01273 891218 or 07719 540121.
FOOTPATH SOCIETY: Seven/eight mile walk on Wednesday February 13 is a circular walk up onto the Downs and over towards the Ouse Valley. There will be one steep incline but generally easy walking. Lunch at the Abergavenny Arms, or take a picnic as an alternative. Meet at 1 Chailey Avenue, Rottingdean BN2 7GH, ready to start walking at 10am. For more details call Gill Hall on 07484216120.
WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: The next meeting of the WI is, at the village hall, on Wednesday February 13 at 7.30pm. Visitors and new members are always welcome and to find out more call Sue Walton on 01273 891827.
JUMBLE SALE: Takes place on Saturday February 16, at 2pm, at the village hall to raise funds for the Horticultural Society.
TALK: By Ian Everest about ‘Newhaven Fort’ is at the village hall on Wednesday February 20 at 2pm for 2.30pm. All are welcome to join members of the Footpath Society for this talk.
FLOWER CLUB: Meet at the village hall on Wednesday February 20 at 7.30pm. The demonstrator will be Angela Merryfield. Visitors are most welcome at a cost of £3 at the door. There is always a raffle giving a chance to win one of the demonstrators’ arrangements. For more details call Gill Wells on 01273 890561.