February 2024

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Today @ 10:00 to 17:00

Worthing Homes Community Digital Support (The Resource Centre, opp. Davison House, North Street)

FREE Computing Support every WEDNESDAY
with Worthing Homes Digital Community Team

Free individual help every Wednesday with:
Getting started with computers, tablets, iPhones, mobile phones
Navigating the Web
Security and online safety
Using Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Mobile phones, tablets & iPad support
Weekly Classes & Free 1:1 sessions

Please call 01903 703100 to make an appointment.
Event organiser: Worthing Homes
Contact: 07706948906

Today @ 12:15 to 15:00

Members' lunch (Worthing Indoor Bowls Club)

Members’ two course lunch, followed by an interesting speaker. Members may bring a guest by prior arrangement.
Event organiser: Ferring Probus Club
Contact: 07802951061

Today @ 18:30 to 21:30

Introduction to Scalextric Digital Racing (English Martyrs Church Hall, Goring Way, Goring)

Scalextric racers of all ages are invited to an introductory evening of Scalextric digital racing. Enjoy overtaking, pit stops and plenty of teamwork in the Nascar and Legends races. Race fees are £3 for adults and £2 for under-16s. All equipment is provided. Find out more on the club’s website: www.whoracing.org.uk
Event organiser: Worthing HO Racing
Contact: whoracing@hotmail.co.uk

Today @ 19:00 to 21:00

Badlandz Equalizer Krav Maga (Angmering Village Hall )

Would you like to learn how to defend yourself effectively in any situation?

Look no further, you have come to the right place!

Badlandz Equalizer Krav Maga was designed to learn easily. We make training as real and safe as possible to equip you with the skills & tactics to equalize the odds against you.

Your Instructor is an ex Police and international military instructor, ex counter terrorism, armed response and close protection operator with real world combative experience.

Weekly classes, followed by intensive workshops every 2 months to reinforce prior learning, including the UK law.

Workshops are open to non-members by prior booking.

Classes are open to ages 16+

For pricing information or to find out more, go to www.badlandz.co.uk
Event organiser: Badlandz
Contact: www.badlandz.co.uk

Today @ 21:00 to 21:00

Brushes Art Club: The study & painting of eyes (Broadwater Parish Rooms, Broadwater Street West, BN14 9DE)

Using some DVD footage, we shall be looking at and then painting eyes — human and animal.

Brushes Art Club was formed in 1984. It's a group of creative artists who work in a variety of mediums. Come along and paint or draw. Bring your own materials. We are not a teaching group, but professional artists visit and give demonstrations, and within the group, there is always someone who can share their knowledge of techniques or materials or just enthusiasm and inspiration for you to succeed.
Event organiser: Alan Moore
Contact: amoore16@sky.com

Thursday 22 February 2024 - 20:00

Covert Comedy (The Charmandean, Worthing)

Covert Comedy is back! New year, new look and new comedians.

Your favourite charity comedy event returns to The Charmandean in Worthing on Thursday 22nd February, for another round of unforgettable comedy from a secret line-up formed of TV's very best comedians (think 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo).

All funds raised go to My University Hospitals Sussex, the dedicated charity for your local NHS hospitals.

Tickets are just £15 and selling fast. Book yours now at www.myuhsussex.org/covert-comedy
Event organiser: My University Hospitals Sussex
Contact: www.myuhsussex.org/covert-comedy

Friday 23 February 2024 - 14:30 to 16:30

The Wey and Arun Canal Trust (Ferring Village Hall, Ferring Street BN12 5JP)

Ferring Conservation Group's February meeting will hear from Tony Pratt from the Wey and Arun Canal Trust who will be giving an illustrated presentation on the work and achievements of the Trust. It's a registered charity aiming to restore the 23-mile abandoned canal through Surrey and Sussex and has already completed significant stretches which support a huge range of wildlife. Admission is £2 for members and £3 for visitors, which includes tea and biscuits at half time. There will also be planning news and Nature Notes as usual.
Event organiser: Ferring Conservation Group
Contact: 07502 176374

Saturday 24 February 2024 - 14:00

Beetle Drive (The Scout Hall, The Street, East Preston. )

£6 a ticket to include tea/coffee, snacks and cakes.

Raffle, lucky seat and lucky ticket.

Tickets available by calling 07846 212316 or 01903 241270
Event organiser: Rustington, East Preston and Ferring NSPCC fundraising group
Contact: 07846212316

Sunday 25 February 2024 - 19:30 to 23:00

The Group for unattached men & women, aged 55+ (The Thomas a Beckett pub)

The Group meets in Worthing on the first Monday evening of every month and also has venues in Lewes, Horsham, Burgess Hill and Brighton. With more than 200 members, look forward to meeting new people and having new places to go. Walks, lunches & dinners, golf, theatre, live music and holidays.

www.thegroup.org.uk
Event organiser: Wendy
Contact: 07753465821

Tuesday 27 February 2024 - 17:30 to 19:30

Arun Pickleball Club (Angmering School Sports Hall, Station Rd, Angmering, Littlehampton, BN16 4HH)

Pickleball originated in America and is now growing rapidly around the world including the UK. A paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Suitable for all ages and abilities. New members very welcome with a free introductory session available.
Every Tuesday evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Event organiser: Bob Warburton
Contact: Bob Warburton Mob: 07928247802

Wednesday 28 February 2024 - 12:00 to 13:45

Lunch Club (St Andrews Church Centre)

Arrive12:00 for a freshly cooked two-course lunch at 12:30. £6 per person. Pre-book please 01903 501628.
Event organiser: Anne Harris
Contact: 01903 501628

Wednesday 28 February 2024 - 19:00 to 21:00

Brushes Art Club: Portraits Human or Animal (Broadwater Parish Rooms, Broadwater Street West, BN14 9DE)

Practice the painting of portraits. Human or animal.
Supply your own photo if needed.

Brushes Art Club was formed in 1984. It's a group of creative artists who work in a variety of mediums. Come along and paint or draw. Bring your own materials. We are not a teaching group, but professional artists visit and give demonstrations, and within the group, there is always someone who can share their knowledge of techniques or materials or just enthusiasm and inspiration for you to succeed.
Event organiser: Alan Moore
Contact: amoore16@sky.com

MARCH 2024

Friday 1 March 2024 - 10:30

World Day of Prayer service (Ferring Baptist Church, Greystoke Road, Ferring)

The 2024 World Day of Prayer event in our area will be held at Ferring Baptist Church at 10.30 am. All are welcome!
Event organiser: Marilyn Catterill
Contact: counselling@catterill.co.uk

Friday 1 March 2024 - 14:00

World day of prayer (St Mary the Virgin, Vicarage Lane, East Preston)

The service will be followed by refreshments in the spire room. All are warmly welcome - so make this a date in the dairy!
Event organiser: St.Mary the Virgin East Preston with Kingston
Contact: Pauline Mclelland

Saturday 2 March 2024 - 10:00 to 16:00

West Sussex N Gauge Model Railway Club Open Day (Sompting Village Hall, West Street, Sompting, BN15 0BE)

West Sussex N Gauge Model Railway Club - Open Day
Come along and meet the team. Layouts on show plus our club shop with large quantity of pre-owned rolling stock. £1 admission, children free. Disabled access, free parking and refreshments available.
Event organiser: West Sussex N Gauge Model Railway Club
Contact: ngs@wsng.co.uk

Saturday 2 March 2024 - 10:30 to 12:00

Action for Children Coffee Morning (Goring Methodist Church Hall, Bury Drive, Goring-by-Sea)

Coffee Morning for Action for Children at Goring Methodist Church Hall on Saturday 2nd March at 10.30 a.m. There will be cakes, fruit crumbles, jam and marmalade.
Event organiser: Margaret Trueman
Contact: margarettrueman57@hotmail.com

Sunday 3 March 2024 - 10:00 to 15:30

Antiques and Collectors Fair (Woodland Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington, West Sussex BN16 3HB)

Welcome to our antiques and collectors fair, which is now well-established and popular. The fair is held on the first Sunday of every month. It has a regular bank of returning sellers, together with several new faces at each event, which might include coins, stamps, postcards, 20thC glass, Scandinavian designers, small furniture, automobilia, boudoir and costumery, medical/ephemera/gadgetry, vintage and retro, studio pottery and books. Fabulous hot and cold refreshments and on-site parking. Only £1 entry.
Event organiser: Teresa
Contact: 07563 589725

Tuesday 5 March 2024 - 10:00 to 11:30

Coffee morning (St Andrews Church Hall, Ferring)

Friendship, coffee or tea, chat and a guest speaker followed by a raffle and club news. £3 per person. All welcome
Event organiser: Ferring Probus Club
Contact: 07802951061

Tuesday 5 March 2024 - 19:30 to 21:00

Worthing Antique Club, Ceramics Talk (Field Place, Worthing, BN13 1NP)

We are a small friendly club (est 1968) that meets on the first Tuesday of the month.
Each month, we invite a guest speaker. For March, we have Nick Panes (ceramics expert) giving a talk on the Richard Champion collection.
All are welcome to attend, non-members £7.50, or you can become a member for just £35pa.
For more information, please call Andy on 07984 403890
Event organiser: Worthing Antique Club
Contact: Andy 07984 403890

Tuesday 5 March 2024 - 20:00 to 22:00

Ronnie Smith's Big Band (Goring Conservative Club, Goring Street, BN12 4RA)

An evening of Big Band Swing music from the 1940's including Glenn Miller and Count Basie, played by the Ronnie Smith Big Band.We have 2 singers - one in the style of Frank Sinatra and the other in the style of Ella Fitzgerald. It is free entry (a collection is taken during the evening for band funds as we are not paid!) Non-members are welcome and there is a bar. This event is now a regular fixture on the first Tuesday of every month.
Event organiser: Helen Catt
Contact: 01903535405

Wednesday 6 March 2024 - 15:00 to 16:30

Talk : The Reconstruction of Arundel Castle (Arundel Museum)

Arundel Museum is delighted to welcome Dr John Martin Robertson, librarian to the Duke of Norfolk for a fascinating talk charting the reconstruction of Arundel Castle from 1870-1900.

Refreshments will be served from 3.00pm and the talk will begin at 3.30pm.

This goes alongside the exhibition which is currently running Rebuilding Arundel Castle 1870-1900.

Dr Robinson will be selling some of his books at the end of the talk and will be able to sign them.

Tickets are £10 for Arundel Museum members and £12 for non-members.
Please book your tickets early to secure your seat !
Event organiser: Arundel Museum Manager
Contact: 01903 885866

Wednesday 6 March 2024 - 18:30 to 21:30

Micro Scalextric Formula One Race Night (English Martyrs Church Hall, Goring Way, Goring)

Scalextric racers of all ages are welcome to join in some Formula One fun at Worthing HO Racing's monthly meeting. Race fees are £3 for adults and £2 for under-16s. All equipment is provided. Find out more on the club’s website: www.whoracing.org.uk
Event organiser: Worthing HO Racing
Contact: whoracing@hotmail.co.uk

Wednesday 6 March 2024 - 19:00 to 21:00

Brushes Art Club: Re-interpreting a black and white picture (Broadwater Parish Rooms Broadwater Street West)

Bring your own monochrome picture or photograph to be drawn and re-interpreted as a colour painting.
Event organiser: Jenny Khanna
Contact: Alan Moore (amoore16@sky.com)

Thursday 7 March 2024 - 19:15 to 21:00

Monthly Meeting (Ferring Village hall)

Talk by Malcolm Linfield on The Glasshouse Industry
Event organiser: Ferring Gardening Club
Contact: James Gray

Thursday 7 March 2024 - 19:30

Sharing the Joy of Flowers with Tony the Flower Man (St Mary's Hall, Goring)

Working sustainably with the seasons, Tony the Flower Man is a local artisan working from seed to vase, growing flowers that are full of character and informal beauty.
Event organiser: Goring Gardening Society
Contact: goringgardening.co.uk

Friday 8 March 2024 - 18:30 to 21:30

The Great Escaper (Ferring Village Hall)

Ferring Community Cinema will be showing ‘The Great Escaper' on Friday 8th March.

Starring two of the country’s finest actors, Glenda Jackson and Michel Caine, who ‘exude ineffable class’, The Great Escaper is a treat not to be missed!

Based on the true story of 89-year-old Bernard, who, having been omitted from a group excursion to Normandy, decides to abscond from his care home in Hove and travel alone to an event in France marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Rene, his wife and fellow care home resident, manages to cover for him just long enough for him to catch the ferry!

As a Royal Navy veteran, Bernard, we soon learn, is determined to be part of the event and develops a poignant rapport with John Sanding, an ex-RAF officer who is racked by guilt.

Michael Caine, who stars as the central character Bernard, has said that this is likely to be his last film, and as such, this could well be last chance to see him in something new. And of course, this was Glenda Jackson’s last film.

The film will be showing at Ferring Village Hall. Tickets are £6 and available at the North Ferring Co-Op, the Premier Stores in South Ferring, and on the door on the night.

Ticket price includes tea, coffee or a soft drink and biscuits. Doors open at 6.30 pm for a prompt 7.00 pm start.

2024 film dates

April 12th – Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
May 17th
June 14th
July 12th
August 9th
September 6th
October 11th
November 8th
December 6th
Event organiser: Ferring Community Cinema
Contact: Sally Rayfield

Saturday 9 March 2024 - 10:30 to 16:00

Spring Fayre (Offington Park Methodist Church, South Farm Road, Worthing, BN14 7TN)

Craft fayre selling all types of crafts - papercrafts, jewellery, candles and melts, soaps, knitted toys, embroidery and decoupage.
Event organiser: CBK Designs
Contact: cary@cbkdesigns.co.uk

Saturday 9 March 2024 - 10:30 to 13:00

Visiting Blue Plaque Signs in Worthing (Worthing)

Today we have an unusual location for our group. Instead of tackling pathways, woodlands, hills and the occasional stile we are walking the streets of Worthing.
From kings to playwrites and entertainers to medical men, Worthing has a wealth of famous people connected to the town who have been honoured with blue plaques.
The walk is a dot to dot of blue plaques and other memorials in Worthing.
Meet in Marine Gardens off West Parade, Worthing for 10.30am start
For full details of all our walks see https://sussexpathfinders.org.uk
Event organiser: Sussex Pathfinder Rambling Club
Contact: Diann Clarke

Saturday 9 March 2024 - 18:00 to 10 March 2024 01:00

RNLI 200th Anniversary Celebration Ball - Littlehampton (Fontwell Park Racecourse)

Join RNLI Littlehampton as we celebrate in style to mark the RNLI's 200th anniversary.

In 2024, let’s get together to mark the RNLI’s special 200th year of lifesaving. 200 years is an amazing milestone for the RNLI, but everything we have achieved in that time has only been possible thanks to ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Since the RNLI was formed in 1824, people like you have formed crews and funded the kit and lifeboats to save lives at sea. RNLI lifesavers are counting on you to join us in our 200th year and we are proud to have you beside us.

On Saturday 9 March 2024, RNLI Littlehampton is holding a Black Tie Ball at Fontwell Park Racecourse. Guests will receive a drink on arrival and will then be treated to a delectable three-course meal. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by the Duckpond Sailors and we will dance the night away with the fantastic Jet Set.

To find out more and to book your ticket, see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rnli-200th-anniversary-celebration-ball-littlehampton-registration-803805001397
Event organiser: Littlehampton RNLI
Contact: cian_mathews@rnli.org.uk

Monday 11 March 2024 - 19:30

TALK on Tree Surgery by Lesley Baker (Conservative Hall, Sea Road, East Preston)

TALK on Tree Surgery by Lesley Baker
Free to members. £5 for non-members.
Please ring 01903 782191 to book in advance if requiring a light supper (£3 extra). Drinks sold separately.
Event organiser: East Preston & Kingston Horticultural Society
Contact: 01903 782191

Tuesday 12 March 2024 - 18:00 to 20:30

Tin Hut Talks - (The Nissan Hut, Shoreham Fort, Forthaven, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5HY)

Presenter: Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Geoffrey Vesey Holt MBE

Ticket Cost: £10.00 from Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tin-hut-talks-tickets-827829790187

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Geoffrey Vesey Holt MBE was educated at the Lycée Francais de Londres, Durham University (Upper 2:1 Class in Modern History) and the French Staff College. A career officer in the Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) until 2010, he also served as an instructor and operations staff officer and then on the Challenger 2 (he was awarded the MBE for his efforts), the Multi Role Armoured Vehicle and the even more convoluted Future Rapid Effect System programmes. He supported the RTR's First World War commemorations including some of the battlefield tours and wrote two articles in Volume 1 of the Battlefield tour guide. He has written a variety of other articles and is writing the three 1918 volumes of the history of the Tank Corps in the Great War (the 1916 volume by Stephen Pope has just been published). He also runs pro bono battlefield tours and lectures. He enjoys village life and long walks regularly, surprisingly for a retired RTR officer, the hills of Sussex Weald and other places.

NEW FOR 2024 - Tin Hut Talks
An exciting series of guest speakers will be joining us at Shoreham Fort. Starting on 12th March - then the third Thursday, of each subsequent month, until October.
Event organiser: Friends of Shoreham Fort
Contact: tinhuttalks@shorehamfort.co.uk

Tuesday 12 March 2024 - 19:15 to 20:45

Tour de France (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green, BN16 4FU)

Le Tour de France, 3,500 km long, 21 days duration, first prize of 500,000 Euros and considered the most prestigious cycle race in the world. This month's talk will be delivered to us through zoom and projector technology: we are looking forward to welcoming you as usual at the Angmering Community Centre.
We are a welcoming group of Francophiles meeting every second Tuesday of the month. All levels of French are welcome. Chat and social starts at 7.15 with main event commencing at 7.30.  Visitors, please contact anglofrenchrustington@gmail.com for further information or if you wish to attend.
Event organiser: Anglo-French Circle supported by the Alliance Française de Londres
Contact: anglofrenchrustington@gmail.com

Wednesday 13 March 2024 - 12:00 to 13:45

Lunch Club (St Andrews Church Centre)

Arrive12:00 for a freshly cooked two-course lunch at 12:30. £6 per person. Pre-book please 01903 501628.
Event organiser: Anne Harris
Contact: 01903 501628

Wednesday 13 March 2024 - 14:00

Women's Afternoon Group (Ferring Village Hall)

Martin and Karen from Arundel Walking Tours will be coming along to our next meeting to talk about "Arundel - The Dark Side". As usual, we welcome visitors to join us.
Event organiser: Women's Afternoon Group
Contact: jeanat14stc@gmail.com

Wednesday 13 March 2024 - 19:00 to 21:00

Brushes Art Club: Free interpretation session (Broadwater Parish Rooms, Broadwater Street West)

Draw or paint using the brief "Music and Movement".
What do you see and feel when reading those words?
Event organiser: Alan Moore
Contact: Alan Moore (amoore16@sky.com)

Wednesday 13 March 2024 - 19:45 to 16 March 2024 19:45

'Going Green' - a Tragic Comedy (Woodlands Centre, Rustington BN16 3HB)

A play by David Tristram. Tickets available from ticketsource.co.uk/rustingtonplayers or call 07546 306438
Event organiser: Rustington Players
Contact: Jill Onslow 07546 306438

Thursday 14 March 2024 - 14:30

South Downs Film Makers - a film show (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB)

South Downs Film Makers are an enthusiastic film-making club based in Ferring, making drama, documentary and comedy films for amateur film competitions and the community generally. Several of their films won awards at the 2023 South East Regional Amateur Film Festival. Here’s a chance to see some of their latest productions. All welcome. Entry for visitors £3, payable at the door. Entry for paid-up Rustington Heritage Association members is free.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association
Contact: 01903 770415

Thursday 14 March 2024 - 19:00 to 21:15

Foreign Film evening (West Worthing Baptist Church South St. BN14 7LU)

The Worthing Twinning Association will show the 1989 French film Lola Rennt (Run, Lola, Run) with English subtitles. Cost £5 includes a glass of wine/juice and a doughnut. Non-members are most welcome. Full details on the WTA website www.WorthingTwinningAssociation.org
Event organiser: Worthing Twinning Association
Contact: c.doidge@btinternet.com

Saturday 16 March 2024 - 10:00 to 15:00

East Preston Artisan Market & Mini Makers Funtime (East Preston Village Hall, Sea Road BN16 1LP)

There will be fun for all the family at the East Preston Artisan Market and Mini Makers Funtime. Come along to shop for unique art, hand-made artisan items, local products and a tasty treat or two, plus there will be creative activities for children in Mini Makers Funtime. Tea, coffee and cakes will be available. We look forward to seeing you there. If you are interested in helping to run a creative session, please contact eastprestonfestival@hotmail.co.uk
Event organiser: East Preston Festival Committee
Contact: As above

Sunday 17 March 2024 - 14:30 to 17:00

St. Patrick’s Day Concert - Springtime in Ireland (The Woodlands Centre, 34 Woodlands Avenue, Rustington, BN16 3HB )

Come and join us for an afternoon of varied Irish music.

Tickets £10.00 per person. The price includes tea, coffee or juice served in the interval.

Tickets available from the Box office on 01903 773947 / 07939 420937
Event organiser: Littlehampton Concert Band
Contact: Box office on 01903 773947 / 07939 420937

Tuesday 19 March 2024 - 09:45 to 12:00

The Art Society Arun Talk - Grace Darling & the Fine Art of Saving Lives at Sea (The Woodlands Centre. Rustington, BN16 3HB)

Darling's rescue of steamship passengers off the Northumberland coast in 1838 brought her international fame. Grace became the 'poster girl' of the RNLI, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2024.
Everyone is welcome. Guests pay £7 at the door. So just turn up, grab a coffee and enjoy the talk by this excellent speaker
Event organiser: The Arts Society Arun
Contact: enquiries@thearunartssociety.org

Wednesday 20 March 2024 - 12:15 to 14:45

Members' lunch (Worthing Indoor Bowls Club)

Members’ two-course lunch, followed by the AGM. Members may bring a guest by prior arrangement.
Event organiser: Ferring Probus Club
Contact: 07802951061

Wednesday 20 March 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00

An introduction to the geology and fossils of West Sussex (Rustington Museum)

Explore the prehistoric past with David Bone, who has been studying geology in West Sussex for 50+ years. He gives guided walks and talks. In the talk for Rustington Museum, he takes a journey through the prehistoric, with handling specimens too.

the talk is free admission, booking is advisable to reserve a space.
Event organiser: Rustington Museum
Contact: museum@rustingtonpc.org or 01903 788478

Wednesday 20 March 2024 - 19:00 to 21:00

Joe Dowden Local Professional Artist (Broadwater Parish Rooms Broadwater Street West)

Join Brushes Art Club for a 'Master Class' from local artist Joe Dowden on painting and using watercolours.
Bring your materials and paint along with Joe.
Event organiser: Alan Moore
Contact: Alan Moore (amoore16@sky.com)

Wednesday 20 March 2024 - 19:30 to 23 March 2024 19:30

And Then There Were None (Ferring Village Hall)

The box office is now open for our next production, ‘And Then There Were None.’ This Agatha Christie murder mystery is a play which has a choice of 2 different endings, one written in 1939 and the other one in 1943. Which ending will ours take? There’s only one way to find out, buy a ticket and watch the show!
Tickets are £12 each. Performances are Wednesday 20th through to Saturday 23rd March. This production does not have a matinee so all performances start at 7.30pm.
Ticket are available at www.ticketsource.co.uk/fad
Event organiser: Ferring Amateur Dramatics Society
Contact: www.ferring-drama.org.uk

Thursday 21 March 2024 - 19:30 to 21:30

Spring Concert (Emmanuel URC, St Michael's Road Worthing BN11 4SD)

The Rowland Singers Choir invites you to join for a special Spring Concert before Easter.
The Choir will be conducted by Helen Emery with David Moore performing on the organ. The performance will include three magnificent pieces of music: Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi, The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins and A Little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott.

The choir will also perform John Rutter’s The Music’s Always There With You and Wherever You Are by Paul Mealor.
The choir is supporting Children on the Edge as it’s chosen charity for 2024 and will be raising funds to help with some of the world’s most marginalised children. The charity is currently working with 20,000 children in Bangladesh, India, Uganda, Myanmar and Lebanon. There will be a bucket collection at both concerts.

Tickets cost £10.00 for adults and £5.00 for children.
To reserve your tickets ring 07710 812592.

For more information about the choir please visit www.rowlandsingers.co.uk

Registered Charity No. 1122131
Event organiser: The Rowland Singers Choir
Contact: Jan Summers

Friday 22 March 2024 - 14:30 to 16:30

Our Sea Forest - Our Lives (Ferring Village Hall, Ferring Street BN12 5JP)

Ferring Conservation Group's March meeting (a week earlier than usual due to Easter) has a real treat, and welcomes local free divers Catrine Priestly and her father Eric Smith from Sussex Underwater. They will be highlighting the recovery of the Kelp Forest in the Channel and the beneficial effects on all sorts of wildlife. They featured in the recent BBC Television documentary on the subject and their presentation will include some of their own filming. It's bound to be a popular event. Admission £2 members, £3 visitors which includes tea and biscuits.
Event organiser: Ferring Conservation Group
Contact: 07502 176374

Saturday 23 March 2024 - 14:00

Spring Show (St Mary's Hall, Goring)

Enjoy an afternoon admiring spring flowers, plants, cookery and hobbies classes. Be a judge at the flower arranging bench. Buy a raffle ticket and enjoy a cup of tea with a slice of homemade cake. Entry to non-members 50p. Everyone is welcome.
Event organiser: Goring Gardening Society
Contact: goringgardening.co.uk

Saturday 23 March 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00

A.G. M. (Rustington Methodist Church Hall Claigmar Road Rustington )

The Rustington Residents Association A.G.M. will be held at 2 pm, and the Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, and the rest of the committee will be standing for re-election.
The meeting will be followed by Pete Allen, who will give a talk on the history of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
There will be refreshments.
Entrance fee £2.00 for members and £2.50 for non members
Event organiser: Rustington Residents Association
Contact: petecavell@yahoo.co.uk

Saturday 23 March 2024 - 16:00 to 18:00

Spring Concert (Emmanuel URC, St Michael's Road Worthing BN11 4SD)

The Rowland Singers Choir invites you to join for a special Spring Concert before Easter.
The Choir will be conducted by Helen Emery with David Moore performing on the organ. The performance will include three magnificent pieces of music: Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi, The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins and A Little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott.

The choir will also perform John Rutter’s The Music’s Always There With You and Wherever You Are by Paul Mealor.
The choir is supporting Children on the Edge as its chosen charity for 2024 and will raise funds to help some of the world’s most marginalised children. The charity is currently working with 20,000 children in Bangladesh, India, Uganda, Myanmar and Lebanon. There will be a bucket collection at both concerts.

Tickets cost £10.00 for adults and £5.00 for children.
To reserve your tickets ring 07710 812592.

For more information about the choir, please visit www.rowlandsingers.co.uk

Registered Charity No. 1122131
Event organiser: The Rowland Singers Choir
Contact: Jan Summers

Saturday 23 March 2024 - 19:30 to 22:30

East Preston W.I. presents Henry VIII (East Preston Junior School Hall, St Mary's Drive, BN16 1JB)

We invite you to an evening with Tony Harris as Henry VIII. Back by popular demand, Tony is a professional actor, raconteur and comedian. Tickets £5. Bring your own glass/drink/nibbles. For tickets phone Anne-Marie: 01903 774370. Everyone welcome.
Event organiser: East Preston W.I.
Contact: Anne-Marie 01903 774370

Saturday 23 March 2024 - 19:30 to 22:00

Anniversary 80s disco (St Mary's Hall Goring)

What better way to celebrate the GRA's anniversary than a 1980s disco? The 80's focused heavily on image so feel free to dust off your lace gloves, Relax tee shirts and double denim (though dressing up isn't obligatory). Mel "the pocket rocket" will entertain us, so we are in for a night to remember. £12 members / £25 non members, meal included.
Event organiser: Goring Residents' Association
Contact: Tickets@goringresidents.og.uk

Saturday 23 March 2024 - 19:30 to 21:30

Dvorak Stabat Mater (Arundel Cathedral)

Arun Choral Society presents their Spring Concert of the beautiful and heart-wrenching Stabat Mater by Dvorak with the Sinfonia of Arun and soloists in Arundel Cathedral, conducted by Dr Joe Paxton.

Tickets are £15 from https://www.wegottickets.com/event/598101 or boxoffice@arunchoralsociety.co.uk

There will be a bar before the performance and during the interval.
Event organiser: Arun Choral Society
Contact: Box Office 07483239208

Tuesday 26 March 2024 - 19:00 to 22:00

Film Show Night - WICKED LITTLE LETTERS (Angmering Community Centre)

Film Show - Wicked Little Letters (15)
Tuesday 26th March
Doors open 19.00 £7.50 per ticket.
Tickets available from Centre office, cash only, or online at www.cinemobile.co.uk

This was filmed locally in Arundel and Worthing. Starring Olivia Coleman& Jessie Buckley.
Event organiser: Angmering Community Centre
Contact: office@angmeringcommunitycentre.org.uk

Tuesday 26 March 2024 - 19:15

Auditions for The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice (Ferring Village Hall)

Our June production will be the much-loved bittersweet play, ‘The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.’ If you would like to be involved with this production or know someone who might be interested, whether treading the boards or helping backstage, please come along to the audition.
As they say, ‘There’s no business like show business!’
Event organiser: Ferring Amateur Dramatics Society
Contact: www.ferring-drama.org.uk

Wednesday 27 March 2024 - 12:00 to 13:45

Lunch Club (St Andrews Church Centre)

Arrive12:00 for a freshly cooked two-course lunch at 12:30. £6 per person. Pre-book please 01903 501628.
Event organiser: Anne Harris
Contact: 01903 501628

Saturday 30 March 2024 - 10:30 to 14:30

Ferring Village Hall Easter Market (Ferring Village Hall)

Craft market, raffle, teas and coffees
Event organiser: Ferring Village Hall Trustees
Contact: ferringvh.pub@gmail.com

Saturday 30 March 2024 - 13:30 to 16:00

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

The Friends welcome you to this one-acre Victorian cemetery. Take one of the tours and learn about some fascinating people buried here, or just explore on your own — there are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Event organiser: Friends of Heene Cemetery
Contact: www.heenecemetery.org.uk

APRIL 2024

Tuesday 2 April 2024 - 10:00 to 14 April 2024 17:00

Easter Holiday Activities (Weald & Downland Living Museum)

Explore and learn this Easter holiday…

Join an Easter Egg Trail around the Museum's 40-acre site, running from Tuesday 2 - Sunday 14 April. Watch the bakers demonstrate their skills in the historic bakehouse over the Easter weekend. There will be an opportunity to enjoy freshly baked traditional Hot Cross Buns!

There will also be ‘have a go’ activities around the Museum each day. Find out more via the website.

https://www.wealddown.co.uk/events/easter-holiday-activities/
Event organiser: Weald & Downland Living Museum
Contact: office@wealddown.co.uk

Tuesday 2 April 2024 - 10:00 to 11:30

Coffee morning (St Andrews Church Hall, Ferring)

Friendship, coffee or tea, chat and a guest speaker followed by a raffle and club news. £3 per person. All welcome
Event organiser: Ferring Probus Club
Contact: 07802951061

Tuesday 2 April 2024 - 11:00

Postnatal Group for Mums with babies from newborn to crawling (St Mary’s Church Hall, 16 Ilex Way, BN12 4UZ)

Every Tuesday 11.00 am -12.30
Even school holidays
£6 per session including hot drinks and biscuits
A safe place for mothers with babies from newborn to crawling to meet and share experiences. Mothering is hard. Babies haven't read any of the 'how-to' books and don't come out with instructions.
Each baby is unique and we have to learn how to trust the baby and our own instincts. Mothers have wisdom to share. Come learn and share.
The group is run by Dorothy Norris, a retired midwife and nutritional consultant who recently moved to Goring from London. She has over 35 years of experience working with mums and babes, running groups like this. her aim is to facilitate meeting and supporting each other, not to give advice. No one knows your baby better than you do.
This group is for mums. Crawling as an endpoint is simply because, from experience, that's when mums are distracted by the babe and can't listen to the conversations. In truth, you choose when you want to graduate!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/postnatalgroupgoring
Event organiser: Dorothy Norris
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/postnatalgroupgoring

Tuesday 2 April 2024 - 19:30 to 21:00

Worthing Antique Club Talk, Pigment & Paint (Field Place, Worthing, BN13 1NP)

We are a small, friendly club (est 1968) that meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Field Place.
Each month, we invite a guest speaker. Our guest for April will be Michaela Cranmer, Art Historian; the talk will be Pigment & Paint.
All are welcome to attend, non-members £7.50, or why not join for just £35 pa.
For more information, please call Andy 07984 403890
Hope to see you there.
Event organiser: Worthing Antique Club
Contact: Andy 07984 403890

Wednesday 3 April 2024 - 18:30 to 21:30

Micro Scalextric Race Night (English Martyrs Church Hall, Goring Way, Goring)

Scalextric racers of all ages are welcome to join in some Micro Scalextric fun at Worthing HO Racing's monthly meeting. Race fees are £3 for adults and £2 for under-16s. All equipment is provided. Find out more on the club’s website: www.whoracing.org.uk
Event organiser: Worthing HO Racing
Contact: whoracing@hotmail.co.uk

Thursday 4 April 2024 - 19:15 to 21:00

Monthly Meeting (Ferring Village hall)

This month's talk is "You, Your Garden and Climate Change", and the speaker is Pauline Weeks.
Event organiser: Ferring Gardening Club
Contact: James Gray

Thursday 4 April 2024 - 19:30

Cacti and Succulents with Tony and Suzanne Mace (St Mary's Hall, Goring)

Tony and Suzanne run Mace Cacti at Ansty and will give us the benefit of their extensive knowledge of these fascinating plants.
(This talk is replacing one on Knepp Castle Estate which we hope to hold at a later date).
Event organiser: Goring Gardening Society
Contact: goringgardening.co.uk

Saturday 6 April 2024 - 10:00 to 7 April 2024 17:00

Get Thrifty (Weald & Downland Living Museum)

Looking for tips on how to live more sustainably?

Visit the Weald & Downland Living Museum to explore the art of thrift. From make do and mend, to upcycling and swapping, visitors can find out how people in the past reduced waste and saved money and discover how you can turn unwanted items into something useful.

Find out more via the website.

https://www.wealddown.co.uk/events/get-thrifty/
Event organiser: Weald & Downland Living Museum
Contact: office@wealddown.co.uk

Saturday 6 April 2024 - 10:30 to 12:00

Community Vegetable Garden (Glebelands Community Centre BN12 5JL)

An Open Day to discuss a new project for the Ferring Community and other ideas to benefit the village. Free Refreshments .
Event organiser: Simon Ash
Contact: 07505 661994

Saturday 6 April 2024 - 19:30 to 22:00

A HOPE FOR PEACE CONCERT (Littlehampton United Church, 1 High Street, Littlehampton BN17 5EG)

The choir and orchestra present a special concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of WWF UK with Karl Jenkins “Peacemakers” and “One Sun, One World” by Peter Rose and Anne Conlon. This is an amateur production by arrangement with Music Theatre International. Raising funds for Snowdrop Trust. Tickets £10.
Event organiser: Edwin James Festival Choir and Orchestra
Contact: 01243 582330

Monday 8 April 2024 - 19:15

AGM plus talk “Washed-away Settlements” by John Mills (Conservative Hall, Sea Road, East Preston BN16 1JN)

This talk by former West Sussex County Archaeologist John Mills will begin by reviewing historical towns, villages and hamlets of West Sussex that once existed near the sea shore, but which have since moved inland or disappeared entirely through the encroachments of the sea. The second part of the talk will focus on the surviving remains of Old Atherington village, on storm-eroded Climping Beach, looking at archaeological and map-based fieldwork, including recent research. The talk follows the AGM of the East Preston & Kingston Preservation Society. All are welcome: visitors £3, payable at the door; entry free to members. Admission subject to the availability of seats on arrival.
Event organiser: East Preston & Kingston Preservation Society
Contact: 01903 770257

Tuesday 9 April 2024 - 19:15 to 20:45

Histoire du vignoble bordelais (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green, BN16 4FU)

Tonight's talk is about the Bordeaux wine-growing region, its 2,000-year-old history, and how the English influenced its development in the Middle Ages with their liking of 'Claret'.
We are a welcoming group of Francophiles meeting every second Tuesday of the month. All levels of French are welcome. Chat and social starts at 7.15, with the main event commencing at 7.30. Visitors, please contact anglofrenchrustington@gmail.com for further information.
Event organiser: Anglo-French Circle supported by the Alliance Française de Londres
Contact: anglofrenchrustington@gmail.com

Wednesday 10 April 2024 - 10:00 to 15:00

Paper Flower Wreath Workshop (Mettle Studios, Roundstone Bypass, Angmering )

£60 to include all materials, tuition and use of tools.
Choice of colours and patterns.
Please email for more information allie.bond@btinternet.com
Event organiser: Allie Bond
Contact: allie.bond@btinternet.com

Wednesday 10 April 2024 - 12:00 to 13:45

Lunch Club (St Andrews Church Centre)

Arrive12:00 for a freshly cooked two-course lunch at 12:30. £6 per person. Pre-book please 01903 501628.
Event organiser: Anne Harris
Contact: 01903 501628

Thursday 11 April 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00

Country & Western Concert (Glebelands Community Centre, Greystoke Rd, Ferring)

Ferring Retirement Club's Terry Clough Choir will be performing a Country and Western concert on Thursday 11th April and Saturday 13th April at 2pm at The Glebelands Centre, Ferring.
Tickets will be on sale from 21st March and the £2 price covers the entrance fee and interval refreshments.
To purchase these, please call in at Ferring Retirement Club, Greystoke Road, Ferring BN12 5JL on Tuesdays 9.30 – 10.30, Thursdays 9.30 – 10.15 and Fridays 10.00 – 11.00.
This is an open event so all are welcome but please note that, since demand always outstrips supply, we shall be limiting tickets to four per person in an endeavour to distribute tickets fairly. Full payment must be made in cash at the time of booking and tickets may not be exchanged or refunded.
Event organiser: Ferring Retirement Club
Contact: frcferring@gmail.com

Thursday 11 April 2024 - 14:30

Nymans and the Messel family – a talk by Sue Bourne (National Trust) (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB)

Nymans, in West Sussex, began as a Regency house built in about 1839 but in 1890 the house and its 600 acre estate were bought by Ludwig Messel, a German émigré, as an ideal way for him and his wife to integrate into English society. The house was remodelled many times by the Messel family, but most of the house was destroyed by fire in 1947, tragically only 19 years after the last remodelling work had finished. Since 1890 the gardens have been developed extensively, with important plant collections. Thus Nymans has been through several transformations to become the house, ruin and garden we see today, in the care of the National Trust. Ludwig’s grandson Oliver Messel was a famous theatre designer in the 1940s and 50s. All are welcome at this talk. Entry for visitors £3, payable at the door. Entry for paid-up Rustington Heritage Association members is free. The talk follows the RHA’s AGM which begins at 2.30 pm.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association
Contact: 01903 770415

Saturday 13 April 2024 - 14:00

SPRING FLOWER SHOW (Conservative Hall, Sea Road, East Preston)

Village Flower Show. Come and see the flower, fruit, vegetable and cookery exhibits! Better still, why not have a go yourself? It costs just 25p to enter each class. If you win a trophy, your name will be engraved on it for posterity. Admission £1 (50p for children, free to exhibitors). If you would like to compete in any of the classes but do not have a copy of the schedule, please collect one from Dizzy (the diabetes charity shop on Sea Road, East Preston) or ring Celia Buckley on 01903 782191 or 01903 778921 as soon as possible.
Entries must be in by 4 pm on Wednesday, 10th April.
See our website www.celiabuckley.wixsite.com/epkhs and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EPKHS
Event organiser: East Preston & Kingston Horticultural Society
Contact: Celia Buckley 01903 782191 or 01903 778921

Saturday 13 April 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00

Country & Western Concert (frcferring@gmail.com)

Ferring Retirement Club's Terry Clough Choir will be performing a Country and Western concert on Thursday 11th April and Saturday 13th April at 2pm at The Glebelands Centre, Ferring.
Tickets will be on sale from 21 March and the £2 price covers the entrance fee and interval refreshments.
To purchase these, please call in at Ferring Retirement Club, Greystoke Road, Ferring BN12 5JL on Tuesdays 9.30 – 10.30, Thursdays 9.30 – 10.15 and Fridays 10.00 – 11.00.
This is an open event so all are welcome but please note that, since demand always outstrips supply, we shall be limiting tickets to four per person in an endeavour to distribute tickets fairly. Full payment must be made in cash at the time of booking and tickets may not be exchanged or refunded.
Event organiser: Ferring Retirement Club
Contact: Glebelands Community Centre, Greystoke Rd, Ferring

Tuesday 16 April 2024 - 09:45 to 12:00

The Art Society Arun Talk - The Artist's Village- the Legacy of GF Watts & Mary Seton Watts. (The Woodlands Centre. Rustington, BN16 3HB)

The Art Society's talk this month is by Anne Anderson - 'The Artist's Village - the Legacy of GF Watts and Mary Seton Watts'. Leaving the London smog behind for the Surrey hills George Watts settled at Limnerslease in Compton, a studio house built by the Arts and Crafts architect George Henry in 1891. Watts, a painter & sculptor, and his wife Mary transformed their house into a work of art. Watts Gallery & the Compton Memorial Chapel are regarded as the finest expression of Art Nouveau in England. It will be difficult to resist a visit to Compton when you have heard this talk by a regular speaker Anne Anderson.
Everyone is welcome . Guests pay £7 at the door. So just turn, grab a coffee and enjoy the talk
Event organiser: The Arts Society Arun
Contact: enquiries@thearunartssociety.org

Wednesday 17 April 2024 - 12:15 to 15:00

Members' lunch (Worthing Indoor Bowls Club)

Members’ two-course lunch, followed by an interesting speaker. Members may bring a guest by prior arrangement.
Event organiser: Ferring Probus Club
Contact: 07802951061

Wednesday 17 April 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00

Pictorial History of Angmering Station (Rustington Museum)

Join us for a pictorial history of Angmering Station by Kelvan Gale, featuring images and facts from his historical research and the Museum Collection.
Event organiser: Rustington Museum
Contact: museum@rustingtonpc.org or 01903 788478

Thursday 18 April 2024 - 18:30 to 21:00

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ~ From inception to the current day (Shoreham Fort Nissen Hut, Forthaven, Shoreham)

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ~ From inception to the current day

Eventbrite Link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tin-hut-talks-tickets-827882507867

Sarah Nathaniel is no stranger to Shoreham Fort, she has supported the charity for a number of years, both personally and professionally in her capacity as the Public Engagement Coordinator for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. She officially joined us at the dedication of our Memorial Training Trench, giving a reading for us. Sarah's role within the Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures that the stories of the men and women who died in both world wars continue to be told.
This talk takes us back to the start of the Imperial War Graves Commission on 21st May 1917, developed out of the British Army's Graves Registration, established in 1915. Today the Commission continues to care for 23,000 burial sites around the globe.
Event organiser: Friends of Shoreham Fort
Contact: tinhuttalks@shorehamfort.co.uk

Saturday 20 April 2024 - 10:00 to 16:00

The Steyning Holistic Fair April 2024 (The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3XZ)

Spring welcomes the return of the Steyning Holistic Fair.
An uplifting event with lots of exciting stalls in the main hall, therapies in the tranquil healing space and inspirational talks in the talks room.
Exhibitors include local producers, Natural Beauty Products, Health & Wellness Products, Spiritual Readings, Rune Readings, Crystals, Handmade Jewellery, Wooden Gifts, Handmade Gifts, Books, Candles, Ceramics, Art Mandalas, Astrology, Energy Healing, Shamanism, Reflexology, Colour Therapy, Massage, Nutrition, Raw Chocolate, Organic
Juices and much more. Meet like-minded souls while enjoying homemade cakes, plant-based food and refreshments, all at the Steyning Holistic Fair.

£3 Entry
(Includes all talks)
Children Free
Event organiser: Silverdragon Wellbeing
Contact: silverdragonwellbeing@gmail.com

Wednesday 24 April 2024 - 12:00 to 13:45

Lunch Club (St Andrews Church Centre)

Arrive12:00 for a freshly cooked two-course lunch at 12:30. £6 per person. Pre-book please 01903 501628.
Event organiser: Anne Harris
Contact: 01903 501628

MAY 2024

Wednesday 1 May 2024 - 18:30 to 21:30

Micro Scalextric Nascar Oval Race Night (English Martyrs Church Hall, Goring Way, Goring)

Scalextric racers of all ages are welcome to join in some Nascar oval racing fun at Worthing HO Racing's monthly meeting. Race fees are £3 for adults and £2 for under-16s. All equipment is provided. Find out more on the club’s website: www.whoracing.org.uk
Event organiser: Worthing HO Racing
Contact: whoracing@hotmail.co.uk

Tuesday 7 May 2024 - 10:00 to 11:30

Coffee morning (St Andrews Church Hall, Ferring)

Friendship, coffee or tea, chat and a guest speaker followed by a raffle and club news. £3 per person. All welcome.
Event organiser: Ferring Probus Club
Contact: 07802951061

Tuesday 7 May 2024 - 19:30 to 21:00

Worthing Antique Club Talk, Sampson Mordan (Field Place, Worthing, BN13 1NP)

We are a small, friendly club (est 1968) that meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Field Place.
Each month, we invite a guest speaker. Club member Andy will talk this month about Sampson Mordan, the specialist Pen/Pencil manufacturer.
All are welcome to attend; non-members £7.50, or why join for just £35pa.
Our new website is www.worthingantiqueclub.org.uk
Or call Andy on 07984 403890
Event organiser: Worthing Antique Club
Contact: Andy 07984 403890

Thursday 9 May 2024 - 14:30

SNAPS in Sussex: The Photographs of John Smith (1852-1925) – an illustrated talk (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB)

Nichola Court of the West Sussex Record Office reveals photographs by John Smith, an accomplished photographer from the South Norwood Amateur Photographic Society (SNAPS). Born in South Norwood, Croydon, in 1851, John Smith was a builder by trade but he became a keen and prolific amateur photographer. He was later elected President of the SNAPS and, during the early 1900s, hosted the SNAPS for their annual excursion to Fittleworth, West Sussex, where his family owned several properties. It is this connection to Fittleworth that has brought John Smith’s extraordinary photographic collection to the WSRO. His photographs provide an enticing glimpse into the world of the Victorian/Edwardian middle and working classes, a world long-since passed. All are welcome at this illustrated talk. Entry for visitors £3, payable at the door. Entry for paid-up Rustington Heritage Association members is free.
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association
Contact: 01903 770415


February 2024