SMTJ: Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors (SMTJ) have been named as finalists in the Sussex Life Awards 2015. The winner will be announced at a black tie award ceremony October 1 at the Brighton Hilton Metropole. The finalists have been judged to be committed to making their community a more pleasant place to live. With no other charity community theatre company for young people in the area, SMTJ was created in 2011 to offer a low to no cost performing and creative arts section for 6-18 year olds. The group has nearly 100 members who are supported in performance based learning, leadership skills, achieving volunteering and arts awards, film-making and much more. The judging panel recognised qualities that ranged from artistic achievement to commitment to tackling barriers to inclusion. Members from SMTJ perform regularly at nursing homes, schools, fetes, award ceremonies and many other events on a voluntary basis.

BINGO: Today, Friday, at the Civic Centre, 6.45pm for 7pm start. Eight games played for £4, plus an additional Snowball and Flyer game. Free refreshments at half-time break. Proceeds to Mayor of Telscombe’s charity fund.

QUIZ NIGHT: On September 11 at the Civic Centre, 7pm. Come along and enjoy this light-hearted quiz night. Teams of up to 6 at £2 per person. Bring your own food and drink. Cash prizes.

FIREWORKS DISPLAY: Saturday, September 5, Telscombe Tye at 9pm. Please use free public car park at Fairlight Avenue south or use public transport.

TYEFEST: Stallholders booking form 2015 Tyefest poster. Free family festival with music, fun fair and stalls on Saturday, September 5 at Telscombe Tye, 9pm.

Contact email: or 01273 589777

RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: Telscombe Residents Association meet at the Civic Centre on the first Thursday of each month, next meeting September 3, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Contact Chris Bowman on 01273 583213.

SUPPORT GROUP: The Breast Cancer Support group next meet on Wednesday at the Civic Centre, 1pm to 3pm. Friendly, social, informal support for all women with an experience of breast cancer. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month. Contact 01273 582952.

COUNCILLORS SURGERY: The next surgery is on September 5, 10am to 11am at the Civic Centre. No appointment necessary. Come along and see your local councillors.

COFFEE MORNING: Macmillan Coffee Morning, 10am to noon on Thursday September 24 at Telscombe Civic Centre.

FOOTNOTES: An odd week. Woke up on Monday morning with the most appalling pain in my left ankle, causing me to limp badly, with Jack looking on anxiously, (purely selfish, he thinks his walk is in danger). With rehearsals due to begin for a play I am in, that day, it was all looking serious. Quick consultation with the Doctor, confirmed tendonitis coupled with arthritis. Large amounts of painkillers consumed, ankle strapped up, we ventured forth. Mercifully the weather was fine as we limped along the streets of Telscombe and Peacehaven, Jack‘s arthritis showing as well. Back home to coffee and the script. A bowl of dog food and bed for Jack. Pain now lessening, and the marvellous taxi service/s we have here assisting me to the rehearsal studios. Hope your week was less traumatic and enjoy the coming weekend.

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