September 2021

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Today @ 11:00 to 30 September 2021 15:00

LOVE Local High Street Family Arts (Littlehampton High Street)

Every Saturday this Summer, come to Littlehampton High Street to enjoy FREE top quality and family friendly arts activities.

Including fabulous photography by A Level students Littlehampton Academy, performances by award winning Chichester company Bootworks, live music by Sussex Steel, interactive wallabout puppetry, giant bell chimes all the family can play, a community soray at mural you can help to create, arts and crafts workshops and more...

For the full programme see:
Event organiser: Artswork, Arun District Council and Littlehampton Town Council

Today @ 14:00 to 16:00

Open Day at Heene Cemetery (Heene Cemetery, Manor Road, Worthing)

Enjoy learning about the history of this beautiful cemetery which is also a wildlife haven. Take a tour and find out about the lives of the people buried there or just sit and admire the peaceful surroundings. Find a slow worm or see one of the lizards sitting on the wall. Books, crafts and beeswax for sale. Everyone welcome. See our website for details:
Event organiser: Friends of Heene Cemetery

Today @ 19:00 to 22:00

Music Night (Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Station Road/Vicarage Lane)

Following the success of Music Night in February 2020, this time there are two chances to enjoy the house band and special guests on Friday 17th or Saturday 18th September. Doors open at 7pm. Licensed bar. Tickets £5 each available from Chris (01903 784206) or online:
Event organiser: St Mary’s, East Preston

Sunday 19 September 2021 - 09:00 to 10:00

New karate club (Gleblands center Ferring )

New karate club opening every Sunday morning starts 9am to 10am we are looking for new members off any age from 8yrs to 80 yes just pop along and have a chat with sense Robert birchlea 7th Dan please ring Robert on 07874261450
Event organiser: Sussex karate Association

Monday 20 September 2021 - 19:30 to 21:30

Arun Choral Society New Members' Open Evening (Arundel CE School, Jarvis Road, BN18 9HT)

Do you fancy singing with a large, friendly Choral Society?
No need to be able to sightread, but it helps if you can "hold a tune"! We're rehearsing for a concert on 23rd October in Arundel Cathedral.
Concert includes Vivaldi's Gloria.
Come along and find out whether ACS is for you.
No formal auditions - just a friendly chat with our Musical Director, Joe Paxton, once you've settled in.
Subs are £100 for the year, reduced to £50. Hope to meet you there.
Event organiser: Arun Choral Society

Friday 24 September 2021 - 14:30 to 16:30

The Reintroduction of White Tailed Sea Eagles to Southern England (Ferring Village Hall or possibly via Zoom)

Steve Egerton-Read (project officer, based on the Isle of Wight) will speak to the Group regarding this joint project between Forestry England and the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation.
If allowed to go ahead in the village hall the meeting will commence at 2.30pm on Friday 24th September. Admission will be £2 for members and £3 for visitors to include tea and biscuits.
This may take place on Zoom depending on regulations so please check the Group's website:
Event organiser: Ferring Conservation Group

Thursday 30 September 2021 - 10:30 to 11:45

Silver Songs (Ristorante al Mare, East Preston)

First post-lockdown session of these beneficial, sing alongs. Entrance £3 per person, to include coffee and biscuit, with Ristorante al Mare kindly donating proceeds to Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice. Please call John on 01903 297039 to reserve a place and come and sing the old songs.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree


Monday 4 October 2021 - 19:30 to 21:00

Angmering Horticultural Club meeting - Rewilding (Angmering Baptist Church Hall)

This will be the first meeting back since the pandemic and we look forward to seeing everyone again. Penny Green from Knepp Castle explains how the rewilding scheme at the Castle was implemented and the benefits it has brought to the environment. All are welcome
Event organiser: Lesley

Tuesday 5 October 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00

Friendly local art group (Durrington Communty Centre)

West Watercolourists is a small friendly art group meeting every Tuesday morning in the Cotton Hall at Durrington Community Centre, from 10-12.We paint in a variety of styles and mediums and welcome new members.Would you like to meet like minded people and paint in a relaxing atmosphere? Come along any Tuesday and meet the group.
Event organiser: Erica

Tuesday 5 October 2021 - 10:00 to 11:45

Probus Coffee Morning (St Andrews Church Hall, Ferring)

The Probus monthly coffee morning for members, partners and friends. Catch up time with friends over a coffee, perhaps win a raffle prize and learn about Global Sight Solutions. £2.50 payable at the door.
Event organiser: Roger Lovell

Tuesday 5 October 2021 - 19:30 to 21:00

Worthing Antique, Arts & Collectors' club (The Chichester Room, Field Place, The Boulevard BN13 1NP)

We are Back, The Worthing Antique Club meetings are now back after a long break. Our first talk will on the 5th Oct 7.30pm at Field Place and the subject will Collecting Small Antique Silverware.
Members and Guests are all welcome to attend, a must for anyone interested in antique silver.
For more information call 07984403890 or email
Event organiser: Worthing Antique, Arts & Collectors' Club

Sunday 10 October 2021 - 15:00 to 15:30

Pet Service (Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Station Road/Vicarage Lane)

Bring your pet/photograph of your pet/cuddly toy to St Mary’s Church & give thanks for our pets & the joy they bring us. All welcome, with or without pets!
Event organiser: St Mary’s, East Preston

Tuesday 12 October 2021 - 20:15 to 21:45

Picasso, La France et les Français (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green, BN16 4FU)

After 18 months we will be welcoming back Vincent Raymond-Barker with his presentation on 'Picasso, La France et les Français' covering Picasso's youth in Montmartre, his Cubist period with Braque, his friendship with Apollinaire and the Surrealists, using paintings from the south of France and Paris to illustrate the evening. All plans subject to Covid current guidelines/restrictions.
The Circle is a friendly group of French enthusiasts that meets every second Tuesday of the month. We display varying levels of French so whatever your fluency you will fit in and be welcomed! Refreshments available. £5 a visitor. If you have any queries or would like more information please contact us on
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle supported by Alliance Française de Londres

Friday 15 October 2021 - 18:45 to 21:30

Little Women (Ferring Village Hall)

Ferring Film Society will be showing ‘Little Women’, on Friday 15th October 2021.

Little Women is based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott and tells the story of the March family, who live in post-Civil War America. This is a warm, funny and vibrant retelling by Jo, (the second eldest), who recounts the hopes and dreams of the four March sisters

It stars an ensemble cast which includes:- Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh and James Norton.

As before, the screening will only take place if: - Government guidelines allow it, AND we have sold 6o tickets, (the minimum number we need to cover the costs).

With regard to the ticket sales, we will check ticket sales on the 8th October at 5.30pm. We will update the posters in the Co-op and Premier Express Store on Saturday 9th October with a banner stating either ‘Going Ahead’, or ‘Postponed – now showing 19th November’. As before, any tickets bought will be accepted for the rescheduled screening.
The film will be showing at Ferring Village Hall, entry from 6:45 p.m. for a prompt 7:00 p.m. start. Tickets will be sold at North Ferring Co-Op and at Premier Express at South Ferring, Ticket price is £6 which includes tea, coffee or a soft drink and biscuits.
Event organiser: Ferring Film Society

Sunday 17 October 2021 - 14:00 to 18:00

Open Afternoon (Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, East Preston with Kingston)

Drop in anytime between 2-6pm to enjoy free refreshments (tea, coffee and cake) and explore St Mary’s Church, a Grade 1 listed building that has stood in East Preston for almost 900 years.

At 2:30pm there will be a talk about the history of the church building, and at 4pm there will be an opportunity to hear about the work of the Friends of St Mary’s. As well as exploring the church building, you will also be able to explore the Commonwealth War Graves in the Churchyard.
Event organiser: Friends of St Mary’s

Wednesday 20 October 2021 - 12:15 to 15:00

Ferring Probus members’ lunch (Worthing Indoor Bowls Club)

Members have a two course meal, hear any Club update news and will then be entertained and informed by a speaker. This is a members only event, although members may bring a guest by prior agreement.
Event organiser: Roger Lovell

Thursday 21 October 2021 - 19:30 to 21:30

Sussex Family History Group (Field Place, Durrington)

The Sussex Family History Group will meet on 21st October 7.30 - 9.30pm in the Chichester Room at Field Place, Durrington. The illustrated talk this month will be "Understanding Rural Migration in late 19th century England" by Matthew Homewood. Members and prospective members welcome.
Event organiser: Sue Peyman-Stroud

Friday 22 October 2021 - 16:30 to 23:00

Worthing Portrait Artist of the Year (The Venue, 55b Chapel Road, Worthing Bn11 1TT)

Enjoy an evening of live portraiture. Watch as nine local artists paint three celebrity sitters (world renowned author Peter James, best selling author Shani Struthers and the most prolific art forger, Billy ‘the Brush’ Mumford) in just four hours! Hosted by Head judge David Henty, the world’s no1 art forger and artist and organiser, Cathy Verney. Additional judges are Alison Lapper MBE and Mike Latraille, photographer and Pier Road Coffee and Art gallery owner. Tickets are limited to 200 and include a glass of bubbly and a raffle ticket. Grand raffle prizes include original signed artwork by three renowned artists and signed books by our two sitters. An event not to be missed!
Event organiser: Cathy Verney

Saturday 23 October 2021 - 09:00 to 30 October 2021 17:00

Ferring Scarecrow Festival (Ferring Village )

Come and see all the wonderful scarecrows in Ferring Village.

They will be all over the village, and everyone has worked very hard on their scarecrows, so please do come and see them and join in the fun!

A scarecrow trail map is obtainable online by contacting or please pop into Rassasy's Farm shop and Deli, The Co op, Kingsleys or Kendricks for a paper copy. All instructions of the trail are on the map, available from 22nd October.

Happy Scarecrow Hunting!
Event organiser: Lynzie Crompton

Saturday 23 October 2021 - 19:30 to 21:30

Hallelujah! We're Back! (Arundel Cathedral)

"Hallelujah! We're back!"
Arun Choral Society's return to singing concert.
Arundel Cathedral 7:30pm
Saturday 23rd October 2021
Including excerpts from the Messiah and Vivaldi Gloria.
Tickets £10 from or event/524112/
Event organiser: Arun Choral Society

Sunday 24 October 2021 - 14:30

Bereavement Service (St Margaret's Church, Arundel Road)

Bereavement Service to remember departed loved ones recent and past and to reflect on our COVID experience. The Rector, Revd Mark Standen, will lead and speak at the Service which includes hymns, music, readings and times of reflection. Refreshments will be available after the Service. All are welcome.
Event organiser: St Margaret's Church

Friday 29 October 2021 - 14:30 to 16:30

British Alstroemeria and the UK Cut Flower Industry (Ferring Village Hall)

Ferring Conservation Group welcomes Ben Cross from Crossland’s Flower Nursery in Walberton near Arundel. Ben will give a presentation regarding the British Alstroemeria and UK Cut Flower Industry and discuss how he grows his flowers sustainably and campaigns for British flowers (Ben was the first recipient of the Grower Award in 2019). There will be fresh bunches of British Alstroemeria for sale at £2.50 per bunch.
Nature Notes will follow a break for refreshments and Planning Issues will conclude the meeting.
The meeting will commence at 2.30pm on Friday 29th October in Ferring Village Hall. Admission will be £2 for members and £3 for visitors.
Please check the Group’s website for any last minute changes to the meeting:
Event organiser: Ferring Conservation Group


Saturday 6 November 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00

Table Top Sale (Angmering Village Hall)

Stall holders will be selling Arts, Crafts, Dog Accessories & Xmas items. We ask stall holders and anyone attending to please wear a facemask. Free admission and parking. Proceeds from the table hire is helping the dogs at the Dalyan Dog Shelter.
Event organiser: Jane Brown

Tuesday 9 November 2021 - 20:15 to 21:45

Les comédiens du cinema français: Annie Keane (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green, BN16 4FU)

Tonight's talk is an overview of some famous French actors: Jacques Tati, Daniel Auteuil,'la troupe du Splendid', through to Omar Sy and Dany Boon. Accompanied by excerpts from their films come and enjoy an evening 'au cinéma et au théâtre' in Angmering!
We are a friendly group of Francophiles who meet every second Tuesday of the month. Whatever your level you will fit in as we range from French born and bred to school level French. £5 per visitor or £20 per annum (current season). Refreshments available. Venez nombreux!
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle supported by Alliance Française de Londres

Saturday 13 November 2021 - 10:00 to 16:00

Steyning Holistic Fair (The Steyning Centre)

With lots of exciting stalls in the main hall, healing therapies in the Therapy Room and Inspirational Talks in the Talk/Workshop Room,
you are sure to have an uplifting and enjoyable day.
Exhibitors include local Artists and Artisans, Natural Products, Health Products, Readings, Psychic Art, Spiritual Products, Crystals, Jewellery, Spiritual & Life Coaching, Crystal Healing, Energy Healing, Massage, Acupressure, Rune Readings, Aura Photography, Inspirational and Unique Gifts, and much more....get warm and cosy with friends and meet like-minded souls while enjoying raw chocolate, home made cakes, refreshments and delicious veggie food, all at the Steyning Holistic Fair.
£3 Entry
(includes all Talks)
Children Free
Event organiser: Silverdragon Wellbeing

Wednesday 17 November 2021 - 19:30 to 20 November 2021 19:30

The Fall and Rise of Gordon Grimshaw (Woodlands Centre, Rustington BN16 3HB)

The Fall & Rise of Gordon Grimshaw is a comedy written by local author Sandy Truman, directed by Stevie Lambert. The play features a newly retired couple who move to the seaside but discover that their neighbours are an exceedingly odd bunch of characters. Life by the seaside turns out to be full of nasty surprises and certainly not what they dreamed of! Come along to find out if there is a happy ending after all!
Tickets £10 from or phone 0754 630 6438. Also available on the door.
Event organiser: Rustington Players

Thursday 18 November 2021 - 19:30 to 21:30

Sussex Family History Group (Field Place, Durrington)

The Sussex Family History Group welcomes members and prospective members to its monthly meetings. On 18th November we shall welcome Ian Gledhill to talk to us about "Art & Illusion". Come and join us in the Chichester Room at Field Place, Durrington.
Event organiser: Sue Peyman-Stroud

Saturday 20 November 2021 - 10:00 to 12:30

Christmas Fayre (Ferring Village Hall)

Cosmetics, jewellery, art work, illustrated stationery, Christmas cards and much more. Applications for a table stall are welcome.
Santa Claus will also be in attendance!
Event organiser: Ferring Conservatives

Due to the current COVID restrictions, there may be limited or no events listed.

September 2021