June 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 @ 12:00 to 13:45

Lunch Club (St Andrews Church Centre)

Arrive 12:00 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

Today @ 14:00

Women's Afternoon Group (Ferring Village Hall, Ferring Street)

At the next meeting of WAGs, Ferring Hearing Centre will be sending an audiologist to talk to us about the importance of checking for hearing loss, which, unchecked, can lead to a sense of isolation, particularly during social occasions.
Visitors are very welcome to join us.
Event organiser: Women's Afternoon Group
Contact: jeanat14stc@gmail.com

Today @ 18:45 to 18:45

Line Dancing Classes (Angmering Community Centre)

Line Dancing classes every Wednesday 10th April to 22nd May
£5 pp, pay cash on the night or in advance and get one session free.
Contact the office for further information or to book your place, call 01903 773982 or office@angmeringcommunitycentre.org.uk
Event organiser: Angmering Community Centre
Contact: office@angmeringcommunitycentre.org.uk

Thursday 13 June 2024 - 14:30

Then and Now in East Preston – a photographic history presentation (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB)

This digital slide show with live commentary, presented by the East Preston & Kingston Preservation Society and hosted by the Rustington Heritage Association, makes use of extensive archive photographs of Sea Road, East Preston, along with present day photos of the same locations, revealing the extent to which this area of East Preston has changed or stayed the same. All are 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 13 June 2024 - 18:00 to 18:45

New Dance Exercise Class (Angmering Community Centre)

New Beginners Dance Exercise Class. Thursday's at 18.00-18.45. £5 per person. Call the centre office for further information on 01903 773982
Event organiser: Angmering Community Centre
Contact: office@angmeringcommunitycentre.org.uk

Thursday 13 June 2024 - 19:00 to 21:00

Worthing Heritage Festival - Discover Your Ancestors (Chichester Room, Field Place, Worthing, BN13 1NP)

How to Research Your Family History: you are never too young to start. An illustrated presentation by The Sussex Family History Group.
Free admission. Free advice.
To register, please email spi@sfhg.uk
www.sfhg.uk
Event organiser: Sussex Family History Group
Contact: spi@sfhg.uk

Friday 14 June 2024 - 18:30 to 21:30

One Life (Ferring Village Hall)

Ferring Community Cinema's next film is ‘One Life’.

One Life tells the true story of Nicholas Winton, the “British Schindler”, who, in the months leading up to World War II, helped rescue over 600 predominantly Jewish children from Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia.

While visiting Prague in 1938 Winton, played by Anthony Hopkins, saw families who had fled the Nazis in Germany and Austria and who were living in desperate conditions, with little or no food and shelter. He immediately realised it was a race against time to get the children to safety before the Nazi occupation closed the borders.

He lived much of his life haunted by guilt that not all the children were rescued, but then a television programme helped him understand the impact his actions had on those lives saved – and the enormous debt of gratitude those rescued felt.

One Life pays heart-warming tribute to a remarkable humanitarian effort and the role Nicholas Winton played.

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 6.30pm for a prompt 7.00pm start.
Event organiser: Ferring Community Cinema
Contact: Sally Rayfield

Saturday 15 June 2024 - 10:00 to 12:00

East Preston Repair Cafe (Spire Room St Mary's Church, Vicarage Lane, East Preston)

Bring your broken or worn-out domestic items to Repair Cafe, and we'll try to repair them for you to stop them from going to landfill. It is run by volunteers who have given up their free time to help you with your repair, and all we ask for is a donation to cover running costs.
Event organiser: East Preston Parish Council
Contact: cllr.john.gunston@eastpreston-pc.gov.uk

Saturday 15 June 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. Room for six people.
For more information or to book, please contact me allie.bond@btinternet.com
Event organiser: Allie Bond
Contact: allie.bond@btinternet.com

Saturday 15 June 2024 - 10:00 to 11 August 2024 16:00

Arundel Museum Exhibition : Arundel in the 1960s (Arundel Museum)

A bright and cheerful exhibition looking at Arundel in the 1960s

The Museum celebrates 60 years since it first opened underneath the Town Hall in 1964! Learn about the social scene and enjoy seeing photographs and adverts from the time.

Entry to this special exhibition is included in your Museum entry ticket.

Please note, there may be times when the exhibition is not available - please check the website for details https://arundelmuseum.org
Event organiser: Arundel Museum Manager
Contact: 01903 885866

Saturday 15 June 2024 - 10:00 to 11 August 2024 16:00

Exhibition: Arundel in the 1960s (Arundel Museum, Mill Road, BN18 9PA)

A bright and cheerful exhibition looking at Arundel in the 1960s.

Learn about the social scene and enjoy seeing photographs and adverts from the time.

Entry to this special exhibition is included in your museum entry ticket.

This year, Arundel Museum celebrates 60 years since it first opened underneath the Town Hall.

Please note, there are some times when this exhibition will not be open., Check the Museum website or contact the office.
https://arundelmuseum.org
Event organiser: Arundel Museum
Contact: office@arundelmuseum.org

Saturday 15 June 2024 - 13:30 to 16:30

You are invited to take part in a quest to find clues to the occupations of the burials and the mean (Heene Cemetery, Manor Road, Worthing BN11 4RY)

This event is open to neighbours, visitors and everyone with an interest in the heritage, biodiversity and conservation of this Hidden Haven. Friends of Heene Cemetery heritage and conservation volunteers will be available for you to meet and learn about our ancestors and the amazing number of species within these walls.

Date: Tuesday 18th June 2024 | Time : 1:30pm & 4:30pm
Entry fee £3-£5 payable at the gate

https://www.heenecemetery.org.uk
Event organiser: Sue Standing
Contact: 07771966846

Saturday 15 June 2024 - 13:30 to 16:30

Stories from the Stones and Meadowland (Heene Cemetery, Manor Road, Worthing BN11 4RY)

Heene Cemetery will be open for two events during Worthing Festival 2024.
* Tour of the Heene cemetery Trees with Rob
* Stories in the Street tour with Carol
A tour from down the southern part of Manor Road to learn about the history of the houses and their occupants who are now buried in the cemetery.
* Stories from the Stones with Angela & Jackie
Date: Saturday 15th June 2024 | Time : 2pm
The entry fee is £3-£5, payable at the gate

https://www.heenecemetery.org.uk
Event organiser: Sue Standing
Contact: 07771966846

Saturday 15 June 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 or join a short walk in Manor Road and learn about some of the residents who were later buried at Heene. Explore the cemetery on your own and enjoy the peace and quiet of this hidden gem.

www.heenecemetery.org.uk
Event organiser: Friends of Heene Cemetery
Contact: www.heenecemetery.org.uk

Saturday 15 June 2024 - 14:00

ROSE SHOW (Conservative Hall, Sea Road, East Preston)

Village Flower Show. Come and see the flower, fruit and vegetable 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 in Sea Road, East Preston) or ring Celia Buckley on 01903 782191 or 01903 778921 as soon as possible. Entries must be in by 4pm on Wednesday, 12th June. See 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 15 June 2024 - 14:30 to 16:30

Charity Concert for Poling Village Church (Poling Village - Exact location tbc)

Littlehampton Concert Band present an afternoon of music for the Poling Village Church charity concert.

Come and join us for a varied program of music in support of the Poling Village Church

Exact Location of the Band to be confirmed.
Event organiser: Littlehampton Concert Band
Contact: N/A

Saturday 15 June 2024 - 19:30 to 22:00

ACCA Quiz Night (Angmering Community Centre, Foxwood Avenue )

Join us at our monthly quiz night. Teams of up to 6 people, £5 per person. A cash prize of £60 to the winning team. Refreshments available to purchase but you can bring your own too. Book your team in advance with the centre office.
Event organiser: Angmering Community Centre
Contact: office@angmeringcommunitycentre.org.uk

Sunday 16 June 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

Monday 17 June 2024 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online Safety and Cyber Security Presentation (Angmering Community Centre, Foxwood Avenue )

Angmering Parish Council are pleased to be able to offer this free hour-long event where a Cyber Crime Protect and Prepare Officer from Sussex and Surrey Police will aim to make Angmering Cyber Resilient and massively reduce the chance of becoming a victim of Online Fraud and Cyber Crime. The topics covered will include Online Account Security, Phishing Awareness, and Digital Footprints, as well as an overview of the current threats and resources available.
Places are limited so please contact the Parish Office to book your free place.
Event organiser: Angmering Parish Council
Contact: admin@angmering-pc.gov.uk or 01903 772 124

Tuesday 18 June 2024 - 09:45 to 12:00

The Art Society Arun Talk - Medieval Animals (The Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington, BN16 3HB)

The Art Society's talk this month is by Nicole Mezey - Medieval Animals - Loved and Feared.
In stone, paint and wood, we read moral lessons, presented with wit and mischief to mock man and his pretensions.
Everyone is welcome. Guests pay £7 at the door. So just turn up, grab a coffee and enjoy the talk.
Event organiser: The Arts Society Arun
Contact: enquiries@thearunartssociety.org

Tuesday 18 June 2024 - 11:00 to 12:30

Postnatal group for mums with babies from newborn to crawling (St Mary’s Church Hall, Ilex Way, Goring)

Every Tuesday. 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 18 June 2024 - 13:30 to 18:00

Heene Cemetery Heritage Quest (Heene Cemetery, Manor Road, Worthing BN11 4RY)

This event is open to neighbours, visitors and everyone with an interest in the heritage, biodiversity, and conservation of this Hidden Haven. Friends of Heene Cemetery heritage and conservation volunteers will be available for you to meet and learn about our ancestors and the amazing number of species within these walls.
Date: Tuesday 18th June 2024 | Time : 1:30pm & 4:30pm
https://www.heenecemetery.org.uk
The entry fee £3-£5 payable at the gate.
Event organiser: Sue Standing
Contact: 07771966846

Tuesday 18 June 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00

RUSTINGTON WI Talk (The Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington, BN16 3HB)

SHOPPING THROUGH THE AGES a talk by Gilly Halcrow.
New members welcome. Three free visits.
Event organiser: PAM LOVEGROVE
Contact: 01903 772725

Tuesday 18 June 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 19 June 2024 - 12:00 to 15:00

Members' Invitation lunch (Worthing Indoor Bowls Club)

Members and guests to enjoy a two-course lunch, followed by an interesting speaker. Guests by invitation of a member.
Event organiser: Ferring Probus Club
Contact: 07802951061

Wednesday 19 June 2024 - 14:30

Angmering Village WI (Angmering Village Hall, Station Road)

Join with members of Angmering Village WI and learn about the interesting albeit mysterious formation of crop circles. Guest speaker Andy Thomas. Visitors are always welcome.
Event organiser: Secretary
Contact: 01903787628

Saturday 22 June 2024 - 10:00 to 23 June 2024 17:00

Flower Power (Weald & Downland Living Museum)

Wake up your senses, detox from technology and get inspired as the Weald & Downland Living Museum celebrate the power of plants and flowers.

Discover the history behind the use of plants and herbs in our diets and around our homes, from health & wellbeing to language and colours.

Find out more via the website.

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

Sunday 23 June 2024

Charity and fun afternoon (Clockhouse Bar, Sea Road, East Preston)

Charity event at the Clockhouse, stalls, raffle, magic show for children, food, Ukraine singing group! Come and bring the family. Cake and drink at the Clockhouse Bar near East Preston Beach and Green. Lots of local vouchers in raffle prizes.
Event organiser: Ukraine group
Contact: jeansims947@gmail.com

Tuesday 25 June 2024 - 19:30

Film Show - One Life (Angmering Community Centre, Foxwood Avenue )

A true story based on Sir Nicholas Winton (Anthony Hopkins), a young London broker who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued over 600 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. Tickets are £7.50 and available online at www.cinemobile.uk or from the centre office, cash or card accepted.
Event organiser: Angmering Community Centre
Contact: office@angmeringcommunitycentre.org.uk

Wednesday 26 June 2024 - 12:00 to 13:45

Lunch Club (St Andrews Church Centre)

Arrive 12pm 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

Friday 28 June 2024 - 19:30

The Legends Tribute Show (Angmering Community Centre, Foxwood Avenue )

Popular professional singer Kit Bradshaw brings his 'LEGENDS' show to Angmering Community Centre for your enjoyment!

In the show you will hear songs by Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Queen, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Eagles, Billy Joel, Elton John, ABBA and lots more!

£10 per ticket from the centre office, refreshments available or bring your own.
Event organiser: Angmering Community Centre
Contact: office@angmeringcommunitycentre.org.uk

Friday 28 June 2024 - 19:30 to 21:30

The Knepp Wildland Estate (St. Andrew's Church Centre, Ferring, BN12 5HN)

Ferring Conservation Group's June meeting will hear from Mark McManus about how the Knepp Estate has been transformed from a sterile environment to one full of increasing biodiversity. Mark has been leading walks there for the last five years. Entry £2 members, £3 visitors, which includes refreshments. Find out more about the group at www.ferringconservationgroup.co.uk
Event organiser: Ferring Conservation Group
Contact: www.ferringconservationgroup.co.uk

Saturday 29 June 2024 - 12:00 to 15:00

Gift to Angmering Village (Fletcher's Field, BN16 4JS)

We hope you can enjoy us!

There will be inflatables, rotating teacups, face-painting, BBQ, treats, live music and a host of other games for children and their families to enjoy – all free!

We want all the entertainment to be free because this is a tiny picture of the love of God and because we know how expensive these sorts of days can be for families, especially with the cost of living at the moment.

The only thing you might need to bring is some cash or a card for refreshments, and the Church will be providing a BBQ and tea tent for those who’d like to use them.
Event organiser: St Margaret's Church Angmering
Contact: Leanne 07540620688

Saturday 29 June 2024 - 18:00

The Angmering Chorale Summer Proms (St Oscar Romero Catholic School, Goring, BN12 5AF)

The choir will sing with the Swiss Gardens Primary School Choir an exciting programme of music, including Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory, and a whole lot more!
Event organiser: The Angmering Chorale
Contact: 07867 556837

Sunday 30 June 2024 - 14:00 to 18:00

Dog First Aid Training (1st East Preston Scout Hall, The Street, BN16 1HZ)

Suitable for all, a half day of training for dog first aid emergencies. CPD accredited and certificated, this workshop is veterinary approved. Relaxed and friendly, with the chance to ask questions throughout and practice CPR and bandaging on our dummy dogs. Subjects covered include CPR, bleeding, choking, heat stroke, toxicity, seizures and fractures.

£59.50pp - please book in advance due to limited spaces. Email kathy.hobson@dog-first-aid.com or call 07498 557064.
Event organiser: Dog First Aid Sussex
Contact: kathy.hobson@dog-first-aid.com

JULY 2024

Monday 1 July 2024 - 19:15

The Shepherds of the South Downs (Conservative Hall, Sea Road, East Preston BN16 1JN)

Central to Sussex farming in past centuries, and to the economy of the area, were the thousands of sheep that grazed on the Downs. The shepherds, who spent their solitary lives caring for their flocks, were a familiar part of the local countryside. Ian Everest tells their story. Entry free for paid-up EPKPS members; visitors £3, payable at the door. All admission is subject to the availability of seats on arrival.
Event organiser: East Preston & Kingston Preservation Society
Contact: 01903 770257

Monday 1 July 2024 - 19:30

Talk - Sweet Peas (Angmering Baptist Church Hall, Station Road, Angmering)

All are welcome to our talk tonight. There will be refreshments.
Event organiser: Angmering Horticultural Club
Contact: Lesley@thedell.co.uk

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

Coffee morning (St Andrews Church Hall, Ferring)

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

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

Worthing Antique Club Talk, Patterns of Palestine. (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.
We are pleased to welcome back artist Sara Choudhrey to talk about the Patterns of Palestine.
All are welcome to attend, non-members £7.50 at the door, or why not join the club for only £35pa
Please visit www.worthingantiqueclub.org.uk for a full list of speakers for 2024.
Or call Andy for more information on 07984 403890
Event organiser: Worthing Antique Arts & Collectors' Club
Contact: 07984 403890

Wednesday 3 July 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 July 2024 - 19:15 to 21:00

Monthly Meeting (Ferring Village Hall, Ferring Street)

A talk on the Tuppenny Barn by Maggie Haynes
The Barn is a charity promoting gardening and wellbeing.
Event organiser: Ferring Gardening Club
Contact: James Gray

Saturday 6 July 2024 - 10:00 to 16:00

Arts Event (Rustington Methodist Church Hall, Claigmar Rd)

ArtWorks is a local community arts group that runs monthly arts and crafts workshops on a not-for-profit basis.
There will be an exhibition of their work at the annual arts event.

There will be a variety of artists and makers selling jewellery, paintings, textile art, bags, felting, gift ideas, cards etc. Plus, new this year, books on sale by local authors.

There will also be a Free Family Bunting-Making Workshop on-going during the day.

In the garden, plants and cakes will be on sale, as will decorative garden items.

Volunteers from The Waste Prevention Team will run a stall giving advice on recycling and composting.

An art competition organised by Friends Of Angmering Station will result in prize giving in the gardens.
Event organiser: Lyn Leese
Contact: 07572388670

Saturday 6 July 2024 - 11:00 to 14:00

Summer Fete (Goring Methodist Church, Bury Drive, Goring, BN12 4XB)

Olympic theme with, depending on weather, local community displays.
Variety of stalls, food & drink. Fancy dress competition (favourite sports personality).
Cash Event. Admission: £1 for adults, kids go free.
Event organiser: Goring Methodist Church
Contact: 01903 242560

Saturday 6 July 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00

Summer Show (St Mary's Hall, Goring)

Spend the afternoon admiring the many floral exhibits, cookery and hobbies classes. Be a judge at our flower arranging table. Buy a raffle ticket and enjoy a cup of tea and slice of homemade cake. Entry for non-members £1, no charge for children. Everyone is welcome.
Event organiser: Goring Gardening Society
Contact: goringgardening.co.uk

Saturday 6 July 2024 - 19:30

QUIZ NIGHT WITH FISH & CHIPS (Conservative Hall, Sea Road, East Preston)

This is a general knowledge quiz, not a specialist horticultural one!

Please ring 01903 782191 to book in advance.
Drinks sold separately or bring your own.
Event organiser: East Preston & Kingston Horticultural Society
Contact: Prim Buckley 01903 782191

Saturday 6 July 2024 - 19:30 to 21:30

Chantry Quire present 'Spirit of Summer' (St Mary's Church, Easebourne GU24 0AJ)

The Chantry Quire, conducted by Peter Allwood, will be performing 'Spirit of Summer' at St Mary's Church in Easebourne on Saturday 6th July at 7:30pm. We have selected a collection of music which impart a warm spirituality, and will include works by Parry, Elgar, Stanford, Finzi and Macmillan, with Tippet's 5 Spirituals from A Child of our Time. Tickets are available directly from our website, www.chantryquire.org.uk, and cost £16.
Event organiser: Chantry Quire
Contact: 07799847868

Tuesday 9 July 2024 - 19:00 to 20:30

Libellous Letters in Littlehampton – the truth behind Wicked Little Letters (Littlehampton Library, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5NA)

A talk by West Sussex Record Office

With the recent release of ‘Wicked Little Letters’ there has been a buzz across West Sussex. Wanting to learn more, Vicky Evans (Searchroom Archivist at the West Sussex Record Office) delved deeper into the true stories surrounding Rose Gooding and Edith Swan in order to write her blog Libellous Letters in Littlehampton. Following this, she realised that this alone was not enough to satisfy her curiosity and has now gone many steps further by adding that all-important Littlehampton context to Rose and Edith’s stories.

Vicky will be taking a broader look into the social structures and attitudes of the time and how this could have impacted these women’s lives in the 1920s. Lastly, she will explore what happened to both women after all was said and done.

Tickets £8 available from Littlehampton Library.
Event organiser: West Sussex Library Service
Contact: littlehampton.library@westsussex.gov.uk 01903 716450

Tuesday 9 July 2024 - 19:30 to 14 July 2024 19:30

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Highdown Gardens)

Now in its 25th year, this professional Company has been wowing audiences with their exciting, funny and understandable Shakespeare for all the family ( 6+). Gates open at 6pm for picnics. Bring chairs or rugs. Please note that there will be matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Book through Worthing Theatre 01903 206206 or at the gate.
Event organiser: Rainbow Shakespeare
Contact: 07973984175

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

Lunch Club (St Andrews Church Centre)

Arrive 12pm 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 10 July 2024 - 14:00

Women's Afternoon Group (Ferring Village Hall)

At the next meeting of WAGs, Malcolm Linfield will be talking to us about the History of the Worthing Glasshouse Industry. Do come and join us for a cup of tea and a chat.
Event organiser: Women's Afternoon Group
Contact: jeanat14stc@gmail.com

Wednesday 10 July 2024 - 14:30 to 16:15

Friendship Singers' Summer Concert (Rustington Methodist Church Hall, Claigmar Rd)

We are excited about our Summer Concert. Please come along and enjoy an afternoon of popular songs from Abba to Gershwin and lots in between. There's a sing-a-long for you too.
No charge for admission, but donations for local charity Safe in Sussex will be appreciated.
Event organiser: Margaret White
Contact: 01903 773768

Wednesday 10 July 2024 - 18:30 to 21:00

POWER at the Lido (Arundel Lido, Queen Street, Arundel, BN18 9JG)

Immerse yourself in a unique summer’s evening of movement, mindset and bananas at the Arundel Lido!

Elaine Hart leads high-energy POWER RIDE sessions on static bikes with brilliantly curated playlists through POWER headphones. Be inspired by Elaine’s empowering and motivational words, known as bananachat!
 
Later in the evening, Becky delivers POWER YIN: calm and immersive movement alongside guided relaxation and meditation.

POWER is a fully inclusive immersive movement experience, for every mind and body. 

TICKETS:£35 include movement, swim and a glass of Digby Fine English Wine.

To book, visit: www.thesussexsnowdroptrust.com
Event organiser: The Sussex Snowdrop Trust
Contact: office@snowdroptrust.com

Thursday 11 July 2024 - 14:30

Murders and Misdemeanours in Chichester – a talk by Philip MacDougall (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB)

This talk looks at a number of notorious crimes that have, over time, beset the Chichester area. They range from the murderous drunken assault upon a soldier recruited into the army of George III to the discovery, in the 1950s, of an unknown and decapitated body in the waters of Chichester Harbour. Through these crimes – each a cause celebre in its day – the talk provides a fascinating survey of early policing methods within this particular corner of West Sussex – and an insight into how the detection of crime has developed. All are welcome at this 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

Friday 12 July 2024 - 18:30 to 21:30

Wicked Little Letters (Ferring Village Hall, Ferring Street)

Ferring Community Cinema will be showing their next film, ‘Wicked Little Letters’ on Friday 12th July.

It’s the 1920s, a time before X or Twitter and YouTube when if you wanted to vent your rage, you had to write a letter - and in the seaside town of Littlehampton, someone is doing just that! Wicked Little Letters is based on the true story of two neighbours; the deeply conservative Edith Swan, played by the remarkable Olivia Colman and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding, played by Jessie Buckley.

When Edith and her fellow residents start to receive letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foul-mouthed Rose is charged with the crime. The anonymous letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues. However, as the town’s women, led by Police Officer Gladys Moss, begin to investigate the crime, they suspect that something is amiss, and Rose might not be the culprit after all.

Filmed in Arundel and Worthing, so hopefully lots to recognise, and being described as “The British Comedy of the Year”, Wicked Little Letters is one not to miss.

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 6.30pm for a prompt 7pm start.
Event organiser: Ferring Community Cinema
Contact: jsrayfield@btinternet.com

Saturday 13 July 2024 - 10:00 to 12:00

East Preston Repair Cafe (Spire Room St Mary's Church, Vicarage Lane, East Preston)

Bring your broken or worn out domestic items to Repair Cafe and we'll try to repair them for you to stop them from going to landfill. It is run by volunteers who have given up their free time to help you with your repair, and all we ask for is a donation to cover running costs.
Event organiser: East Preston Parish Council
Contact: cllr.john.gunston@eastpreston-pc.gov.uk

Saturday 13 July 2024 - 11:00 to 17:00

ELLIEFEST (Clapham and Patching Village Hall and Grounds)

One day FREE family-friendly festival returns in memory of local girl Ellie Thornton.
Get ready for a fun-filled day of live music, delicious food, and endless activities at ELLIEFEST 2024.

The inaugural event was a huge success, and organisers are pulling out all the stops to make 2024 even bigger and better.
Starting at 11am, festivalgoers will be treated to a full line-up of musical artists, including local favourites Shoreham AllStars, Sussex Rock Choir, Danni W, emerging artists from BIMM Brighton, including Willow Jarvis and Dixie Darling and a closing set from Glastonbury DJ Sound Lady.

The line-up will also include a performance from Brighton and Hove’s Three Score Dance, a contemporary dance company that challenges perceptions about ageing.

Festivalgoers can grab a drink from the licensed bar and kick back on the lawn to enjoy the sights and sounds. For the little ones, don't miss the family sports day, Buckets of Fun, craft activities, doodle box, face painting, bouncy castle and slide.

When you’ve worked up an appetite, indulge in wood-fired pizzas from Pizza Villaggio, tacos from Fire and Rocket and The Ellie Thornton Foundation's BBQ. Expert baristas from Coffee and Creams will be serving a range of high-quality, freshly brewed coffee and bubble tea. There will be sweet treats, including ice cream, candy floss, popcorn, and crepes from local providers Chocolate Balloons and The Pop Up Food Co; visitors can also relax with tea and handmade cakes at Ellie's Cake Café. With games, crafts, and more, there's something for everyone to spend an afternoon at the festival.

Admission is free, but donations are strongly encouraged. All proceeds of the event will support The Ellie Thornton Foundation's mission. https://elliethorntonfoundation.org.uk/
Event organiser: The Ellie Thornton Foundation
Contact: https://bit.ly/elliefest2024

Saturday 13 July 2024 - 13:00 to 17:00

Yapton Annual Summer Fair (Yapton Green)

Yapton Cottage Gardeners Society summer show and Village Summer Fayre will be held on Yapton village green. This annual event includes the competition entries of gardening, crafts and cookery as well as information on local societies and charities. There will also be a fun dog show, entertainment, games and a display of vintage vehicles. Refreshments available. Fun for everyone!
Event organiser: Yapton & District Cottage Gardeners
Contact: yaptonsummershow@gmail.com

Saturday 13 July 2024 - 13:30 to 17:00

Yapton Annual Summer Fair (Yapton Green)

The annual Yapton flower show and summer fair will be in July this year.
As well as the cottage gardeners flower show there will be various stalls of local groups, entertainment, games and refreshments. There is also a fun dog show and display of vintage vehicles. Come and enjoy a traditional fair held on the village green.
www.yaptongardeners.co.uk
Event organiser: Yapton & District Cottage Gardeners
Contact: yaptonsummershow@gmail.com

Sunday 14 July 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00

Angmering Flower and Produce Show (Angmering Community Centre, Foxwood Avenue )

Open to amateurs of all ages with a cup for the winner and certificates for second and third place.
Various stalls and refreshments will be available.
The show schedule and entry form can be picked up from Graham Butts Estate Agents and other outlets in Angmering village. Or go to www.angmeringflowershow.wordpress.com/entry-form
Event organiser: Angmering in Bloom
Contact: angmeringflowershow@gmail.com

Monday 15 July 2024 - 19:30

TALK on Sweet Peas by Richard Barron (Conservative Hall, Sea Road, East Preston)

TALK on Sweet Peas by Richard Barron
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: Prim Buckley 01903 782191

Tuesday 16 July 2024 - 09:45

The Art Society Arun Talk - Castles- The Unquenchable Thirst of William Randolph Hearst (The Woodlands Centre, Rustington, BN16 3HB)

Hearst had an obsession with collecting a quantity of objets d'art. When he died, the New York Times stated that during the 1920s & 30s, he alone accounted for 25% of the world's art market activity. Mark Meredith tells us where these artworks are hidden and about the many castles Hearst owned.
Everyone is welcome. Guests pay £7 at the door. So just turn up, grab a coffee and enjoy the talk.
Event organiser: The Arts Society Arun
Contact: enquiries@thearunartssociety.org

Tuesday 16 July 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00

RUSTINGTON WI (The Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington, BN16 3HB)

POWERS BEHIND THE THRONES - TEN TUDOR QUEENS - a talk by Nicholas Henderson
Event organiser: PAM LOVEGROVE
Contact: 01903 772725

Tuesday 16 July 2024 - 19:30 to 21:30

Summer Showtime (Emmanuel URC, St Michael's Road, Worthing, BN11 4SD)

Summer Concerts

The Rowland Singers Choir invites you to join them for two Summer Concerts in July.
The Choir will be conducted by Helen Emery with Kathryn Kay performing on the piano.
The performance will include some splendid pieces of music: S. Sondheim Medley, In The Mood D. Blackwell & A. Carter, Chatanooga Choo Cho M. Huff & M Gordon, What Was I Made For from Barbie B. O’Connell and F. O’Connell.

There is a choice of two performances:

Tuesday 16th July at 7.30pm
Thursday 18th July at 7.30pm

The choir is supporting Children on the Edge as its chosen charity for 2024 and will be raising 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 for adults and £5 for children.
To reserve your tickets, call 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

Tuesday 16 July 2024 - 19:30 to 21 July 2024 22:00

THE WINTER'S TALE (Highdown Gardens)

Now in its 25th year, this professional Company has been wowing audiences with their exciting, funny and understandable Shakespeare for all the family (6+). Gates open at 6pm for picnics. Bring chairs or rugs. Please note that there will be matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Book through Worthing Theatre 01903 206206 or at the gate.
Event organiser: Rainbow Shakespeare
Contact: 07973984175

Wednesday 17 July 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 July 2024 - 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

Friday 19 July 2024 - 10:00 to 16:00

NGS Open Garden for Charity (Springbourne, Rectory Lane, Clapham Village, BN13 3UX)

£5 entry. No car access into Rectory Lane.

See details on the NGS website https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/45478/springbourne
Event organiser: National Garden Scheme
Contact: https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/45478/springbourne

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

NGS Open Garden for Charity (Springbourne, Rectory Lane, Clapham Village, BN13 3UX)

£5 entry. No car access into Rectory Lane.

See details on the NGS website https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/45478/springbourne
Event organiser: National Garden Scheme
Contact: https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/45478/springbourne

Saturday 20 July 2024 - 14:30 to 16:00

Summer Flower Show (Ferring Village hall)

A display of summer flowers and vegetables grown by Ferring Gardening Club members.
Event organiser: Ferring Gardening Club
Contact: James Gray

Sunday 21 July 2024 - 14:30 to 16:30

Proms in the Park (Mewsbrook Park, Hendon Ave, Rustington, Littlehampton, BN16 2LX)

Littlehampton Concert Band present an afternoon of popular music for your entertainment and enjoyment.

Admission free.
Event organiser: Littlehampton Concert Band
Contact: 01903 773947 / 07939 420937

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

Lunch Club (St Andrews Church Centre)

Arrive 12pm 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 25 July 2024 - 19:30

Film Show - Living (Angmering Community Centre, Foxwood Avenue)

Overwhelmed at work and lonely at home, a council bureaucrat's life takes a heartbreaking turn when a medical diagnosis tells him his time is short. Influenced by a local decadent and a vibrant woman, he continues to search for meaning until a simple revelation gives him a purpose to create a legacy for the next generation. Staring Bill Nighy
Tickets are £7.50 and available online at www.cinemobile.uk or from the centre office, cash or card accepted.
Event organiser: Angmering Community Centre
Contact: office@angmeringcommunitycentre.org.uk

Friday 26 July 2024 - 19:30 to 21:30

The Long Walk Home (Ferring Village Hall, Ferring Street BN12 5JP)

Ferring Conservation Group's mid-Summer meeting sees the return of speaker Michael Blencowe for an entertaining account of an epic 348-mile journey from Sussex back to his childhood home in Devon through sun, storms and snow with stories of wildlife, folklore and history along the route. Entry £2 members, £3 visitors, includes refreshments. Find out more at www.ferringconservationgroup.co.uk
Event organiser: Ferring Conservation Group
Contact: www.ferringconservationgroup.co.uk

Sunday 28 July 2024 - 14:30 to 16:30

Musical Variety Afternoon (Jubilee Hall, Middleton, PO22 6JA)

We welcome top keyboard player Matthew Bason with a mix of great live popular music from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s, played live on the latest Yamaha Genos2 Keyboard, Accordion and Digital Piano, plus he will sing a song or two along the way in this friendly afternoon of music and fun
Event organiser: MelodyTimes Concerts
Contact: Dave 07925 383 744 or info@melodytimes.co.uk

AUGUST 2024

Saturday 3 August 2024 - 10:00 to 4 August 2024 17:00

Lammas Fayre (Weald & Downland Living Museum)

Immerse yourself in medieval times as the Weald & Downland Living Museum brings history to life with the Black Knight Historical Group.

Help celebrate the blessing of the First Fruits of Harvest with a traditional medieval fayre around the Market Square.

Find out more https://www.wealddown.co.uk/events/lammas/
Event organiser: Weald & Downland Living Museum
Contact: office@wealddown.co.uk

Saturday 3 August 2024 - 14:00

SUMMER FLOWER SHOW AND FETE (Village Hall and Warren Recreation Ground)

East Preston & Kingston Horticultural Society will be holding its annual Flower Show on Saturday, 3rd August at the Village Hall and on the Warren Recreation Ground. The show is not just about flowers – or even fruit and vegetables! Win a trophy - you can also compete in cookery, handicraft and photography. There are children’s classes and children are welcome to enter the adults’ classes too. All the entries will be on display from 2pm in the village hall, while a range of entertainments will be available on the recreation ground.
Attractions include Robbie the Magician, Lancing Brass Band, sideshows, stalls, tea and cakes, raffle and ice cream. Admission £1, 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 in Sea Road, East Preston) or ring Celia Buckley on 01903 782191 or 01903 778921 as soon as possible. Entries must be in by 4pm on Wednesday, 31st July. 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

Tuesday 6 August 2024 - 10:00 to 11:30

Coffee morning (St Andrews Church Hall, Ferring)

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

Tuesday 6 August 2024 - 19:30 to 21:00

Worthing Antique Club Talk, Artist Sisters (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 August, we welcome back Sarah Hardy from the De Morgan Museum.
Her talk is on Sisters Frances Macdonald McNair & Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, wife of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
All are welcome to attend, non-members £7.50pp Or why not join us for only £35pa.
Please visit www.worthingantiqueclub.org.uk for the full list of speakers for 2024.
Event organiser: Worthing Antique Arts & Collectors' Club
Contact: 07984 403890

Wednesday 7 August 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

Sunday 18 August 2024 - 14:30 to 16:30

Musical Afternoon (Jubilee Hall, Middleton, PO22 6JA)

His first time in the Arun area, we welcome top keyboard entertainer Michael Sullivan, star entertainer around the world on luxury cruise liners, and seen on TV, with a few songs from his lovely wife. A mix of music from the great American songbook - Cole Porter, George Gershwin and more, with a friendly afternoon of live music from the 30s to the 70s
Event organiser: MelodyTimes Concerts
Contact: Dave 07925 383 744 or info@melodytimes.co.uk

Tuesday 20 August 2024 - 10:00 to 25 August 2024 16:00

Jan Barnett: Miscellany (Colonnade House, 47 Warwick St, Worthing, BN11 3DH)

A new art exhibition of work by Ferring artist Jan Barnett. An eclectic collection of paintings and cards inspired by familiar local features as seen through the artist’s eyes. Open 10 am to 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday, and from 10 am to 4pm on Sunday. A private view (by invitation) will be held on Thursday 22nd August from 6pm to 8pm.

https://colonnadehouse.co.uk/event/jan-barnett-miscellany/
Event organiser: Jan Barnett
Contact: jan.barnett@zen.co.uk

Wednesday 21 August 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 21 August 2024 - 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


June 2024