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Today to 30 April 2020

Tulip Festival (Arundel Castle, Arundel)

Closed due to the Coronavirus until further notice. Visit https://www.arundelcastle.org/ for more information and updates/
Event organiser: Arundel Castle

Today to 17 April 2020

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party and Hunt (Ferring Country Centre, Ferring)

All through the school holidays and over Easter, Ferring Country Centre is holding an Alice in Wonderland tea party and a hunt around the farm. For more information, visit www.ferringcountrycentre.org
Event organiser: Ferring Country Centre

Today

Tom's Talking Reptiles: Reptile Day (Aldingbourne Country Centre, Chichester)

CANCELLED due to the Coronavirus pandemic
Event organiser: Aldingbourne Country Centre

Today @ 10:00

Good Friday Walk of Witness (St Andrew’s Church, Holmes Lane, Rustington)

Churches Together in Rustington are organising a Good Friday Walk of Witness. Starting at St Andrew’s Church, and stopping briefly at St Peter and St Paul and Rustington Methodist Church for readings and prayers, the silent procession will gather by the Millennium Clock for a concluding service. All are welcome to join in and are invited for light refreshments afterwards at Rustington Methodist Church Hall.
Event organiser: Churches Together in Rustington

Today @ 18:00 to 19:00

Adults Back to Swim Course with Arun Wellbeing Course 2 (Arundel Lido)

Spaces for Adults Back to Swim Course are limited, so please contact Lauren Dunn on 01903 737945 for more information.
Event organiser: Lauren Dunn

Today @ 18:45 to 21:15

'Judy' (Ferring Village Hall)

CANCELLED due to the Coronavirus pandemic
Event organiser: Ferring Film Society

Today @ 19:00 to 21:00

SUP Yoga with Faye (Arundel Lido main pool)

Faye gives two one-hour sessions of SUP Yoga. To book, please email Faye: supyogauk@yahoo.com
Event organiser: Faye Brunning

Saturday 11 April 2020 - 08:45 to 09:30

Boot Camp (Arundel Lido)

Boot Camp takes place every Saturday throughout the summer, until September.
Event organiser: Peak Performance Sussex

Saturday 11 April 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

Littlehampton Town Artisan Market (Littlehampton High Street)

Artists, local producers and creators, artisan craft makers, antiques, antiquarian books, busking, performance and all the colourful characters which make up the local coastline and downlands around us along the South Coast. We will be very open and keen for buskers and performers to grace our High Street with a kaleidoscope of entertainment. A chance for locals and visitors alike to gain a fresh understanding of the many community organisations, clubs and goods available within Littlehampton Town. Visit https://www.facebook.com/LittlehamptonArtisan/
Event organiser: Littlehampton Town Council

Saturday 11 April 2020 - 12:00 to 15:00

Easter Kids Funday (Littlehampton High Street)

Hosted FREE activities for children include face painting, circus skills workshop, LOCA Arts Chalk Experience, fun musical games with Darren and a tap dancing tutorial with Lee Payne. Make and take free activities include craft making, cupcake decorating, card making, sand art pictures and sculpting with clay.
Children’s rides and amusements need to be paid for. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/LOCALittlehamptonArts/, call 01903 722666 or email loca@wotab.co.ukFor more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/LOCALittlehamptonArts/, call 01903 722666 or email loca@wotab.co.uk
Event organiser: LOCA & ADC

Sunday 12 April 2020 - 09:30 to 12:00

BLUEVIEW Open Studio (1 The Strand, Ferring)

BLUEVIEW Art Studio is now open for the 2019 season every Sunday from until 29th September. Pop in or call to arrange an alternative visit outside of the opening times. There will be local original and handmade art, including postcards and greeting cards.
Event organiser: Cathy Verney

Monday 13 April 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

Tea at 2 (East Preston Library)

Tea at 2. Join us for a drink and biscuits. Drop in and say hello. Weekly on Mondays (except Bank Holidays) from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.
Event organiser: East Preston Library

Tuesday 14 April 2020 - 10:30 to 12:00

Ladies Ten Pin Bowling (AMF Bowling, Worthing)

We are a group of ladies that play two games on Tuesday mornings, (except during school holidays). Entry is £7, which includes shoe hire. You do not need any experience. If you would like to come along and give it a try, please do! For more information, you can contact Cathy on 01903 368843 or 07981 363786. Don't be shy; give it a try!
Event organiser: Cathy Snoussi

Tuesday 14 April 2020 - 18:00 to 19:00

Adults Back to Swim Course with Arun Wellbeing Course 1 (Arundel Lido)

Spaces for the Adults Back to Swim Course are limited so please contact Lauren Dunn on 01903 737945 for more information.
Event organiser: Arun Wellbeing

Tuesday 14 April 2020 - 19:00

Worthing Camera Club Meeting (Quaker House, 34 Mill Road, Worthing)

Interested in photography? Join Worthing Camera Club at their weekly meetings, meet the club members and see if you like them.  16-18 year olds pay a reduced joining fee of £20 and £1 on the door and need to be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit www.worthingcameraclub.org.uk or find them on Facebook: Worthing Camera Club.
Event organiser: Worthing Camera Club

Tuesday 14 April 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00

Lecture: Mr John Mills (The Gordon Room, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing BN11 1HA)

CANCELLED due to the Coronavirus pandemic
Event organiser: Worthing Archaeological Society

Tuesday 14 April 2020 - 19:15 to 21:00

Aznavour, sa vie et ses chansons (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green BN16 4FU)

Charles Aznavour, un chanteur de charme par excellence, né en 1924 à Paris de deux réfugiés arméniens, ami d'Edith Piaf, acteur, philanthrope, diplomate, marié quatre fois, père de six enfants ... Venez regarder des extraits de films, écouter des extraits de chansons.
We are a friendly group of Francophiles and whatever your level of French you will fit in as we range from school French to French born and bred. A bientôt! £5 a visitor, refreshments available on the night.
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle supported by Alliance Française de Londres

Wednesday 15 April 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00

Southfields Easter Out and About Session (Southfields Jubilee Centre, Littlehampton)

CANCELLED due to the Coronavirus pandemic
Event organiser: Littlehampton Town Council

Wednesday 15 April 2020 - 10:00 to 11:30

MNC Meeting: Arundel and Littlehampton (BizSpace Littlehampton)

Join the Mumpreneurs Networking Club for their next meeting. Don’t forget, your first meeting is free! Call 01903 866 466 for more information.
Event organiser: Mumpreneur Networking Club

Wednesday 15 April 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30

Knit & Natter Group (East Preston Library, The Street, BN16 1JJ)

Every Wednesday, bring along your latest crafty projects to work on over a drink and a chat. Knitting, sewing, crochet, needlework etc. All crafts and abilities welcome. Bring a group of friends or come and meet some new ones. Children and grandchildren are welcome too in our friendly children’s library. Free to attend - just drop in! Contact East Preston Library on 01903 786118 for more information.
Event organiser: East Preston Library

Wednesday 15 April 2020 - 18:00 to 07:00

Pilates Class (Rustington)

Interested in trying Pilates? Come and join these weekly local classes. Booking is essential. Contact Rachael on 07506971817 to book in for an introductory session!
Event organiser: Lengthen Pilates

Wednesday 15 April 2020 - 19:15

East Preston & Kingston Preservation Society AGM postponed (-)

The East Preston and Kingston Preservation Society is “pausing” its programme of meetings for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. It is following the advice of the World Health Organisation that small gatherings facilitate the transmission of the virus, so that its meetings could be a danger to health. The AGM scheduled for April 15 is therefore postponed, and Chris Horlock’s talk on “A Sussex Scrapbook” will not be given on that date.
Members will continue to receive Newsletters by email or post, and will be notified by post when the AGM and other meetings can be held. Details of future meetings will also be available in this magazine and on its website.
Event organiser: East Preston & Kingston Preservation Society

Thursday 16 April 2020 - 09:30 to 10:15

Zumba Class (Ferring Village Hall)

Zumba classes are a great way to keep fit and have fun. Classes are set to Latin and International rhythms with easy to follow moves, with a fully-qualified female instructor. Classes run every Thursday morning and are £5.50 for each 45 minute session.
Event organiser: GINA WILSON

Thursday 16 April 2020 - 10:00

Prime Time Club (St. Andrew's 9 Holmes Lane, Rustington )

Come to our clubs and have fun with friends, keep active and enjoy a range of activities and classes! We meet every Thursday. Light lunches are available. Contact 01903 792050 for more information.
Event organiser: Age UK West Sussex

Thursday 16 April 2020 - 10:30 to 11:30

Move it or Lose it (Ferring Sea Scout Hut, Meadow Way, Ferring, BN12 5LD)

Gentle chair-based Exercise for flexibility, strength & balance followed by coffee and chat.
Event organiser: Move it or Lose it Arun & Adur

Thursday 16 April 2020 - 10:30 to 11:30

Stay Steady (50 Ferring Street, Ferring, BN12 5JP)

Stay Steady, our chair-based exercise class runs every Thursday in our new offices. Classes aim to improve strength, balance and coordination. Classes are every Thursday and are £4 per session. Anyone welcome!
Event organiser: Abbeyfield Ferring

Thursday 16 April 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30

Eggs-citing Easter (Rustington Museum)

Rustington museum for an eggs-citing Easter and a morning of Easter crafts to take home and enjoy. All events are free and places can be booked by calling the museum on 01903 788478.
Event organiser: Rustington Museum

Thursday 16 April 2020 - 18:00 to 19:00

Swim like a Mermaid With South Coast Mermaids (Arundel Lido)

Live out your dreams of swimming like a Mermaid with South Coast Mermaids. Please contact Anna for details and to book. Email southcoastmermaids@gmail.com
Event organiser: Anna

Thursday 16 April 2020 - 19:15 to 21:15

Sussex Family History Group Meeting (Chichester Room, Field Place, Durrington. BN13 1NP)

CANCELLED due to the Coronavirus pandemic
Event organiser: Sue Peyman-Stroud

Friday 17 April 2020 - 14:00 to 16:30

Ferring Flower Club Monthly meeting (St Andrew's Church Hall, Ferring)

CANCELLED due to the Coronavirus pandemic
Event organiser: Ferring Flower Club

Friday 17 April 2020 - 19:30 to 18 April 2020

Sacred Spaces (St Mary’s the Virgin Church, East Preston)

CANCELLED due to the coronavirus pandemic
Event organiser: St Mary’s

Friday 17 April 2020 - 19:30 to 21:00

Geological Presentation (St Stephens Church, Angola Road, Worthing BN14 8DU)

CANCELLED due to the Coronavirus pandemic
Event organiser: West Sussex Geological Society

Friday 17 April 2020 - 19:45 to 21:45

Angmering Green Women's Insititute (Angmering Village Hall)

Angmering Green W.I meet on the third Friday of the month at the village hall. In addition to our monthly meetings, there is also a craft group, walking group and book club and many members meet every month for a coffee catch up. The speaker for the April meeting is Joyce Meader who will be presenting 'The Historic Knit'. New members welcome. For more information, contact Anna Caughlin on 01903 775033.
Event organiser: bridget kearns

Saturday 18 April 2020 - 09:30 to 15:00

Sourdough bread baking (Patching)

Join me for a day of sourdough bread baking in my country kitchen. I’ll show you how to make four different types of bread in a day: a crusty white loaf, mini wholemeal loaves, an olive fougasse and a multigrain and rye loaf (which you take home to bake). You’ll also take home your own jar of ‘starter’ so you can continue baking without yeast.
We use my regular oven, so it’s straightforward to recreate in your kitchen. With only two or three people at a time the experience is really personal.
£75 per person including coffee and cake, lunch and all the bread you bake, you get to take home. Gift vouchers available. To book your place or talk about alternative dates call 01903 871683
Event organiser: Baking at Sue’s House

Saturday 18 April 2020 - 12:00 to 15:00

An Afternoon with Basquiat. (Evans Garden Courtyard Arcade Rd Littlehampton)

Art historian and lecturer Steve Carroll will give an interactive talk on the artist, followed by the opportunity to create a similar to the artist’s piece of art for the art enthusiast to keep. Tickets are £25 per person for the 3-hour talk and create. Call 01903 722666 or email loca@wotab.co.uk
Event organiser: LOCA

Saturday 18 April 2020 - 19:30 to 22:00

Jesus Christ Superstar (St James the Great Church, East Ham Road, Littlehampton BN17 7AN)

CANCELLED due to the Coronavirus pandemic
Event organiser: Edwin James Festival Choir

Sunday 19 April 2020 - 14:30 to 17:00

High Salvington Windmill Open afternoon (Furze Road, High Salvington BN13 3AT)

Open afternoon at the mill. Tours, teas and terrific cakes.Come for High Salvington Windmill's open afternoon. There will be teas, tours, and terrific cakes.
Event organiser: High Salvington windmill

Monday 20 April 2020 - 14:00

Rustington WI Meeting (Woodlands Centre, Rustington)

For Rustington WI’s April meeting, Ben Cross will be giving a talk on ‘British Alstromeira and the British Cut Flower Industry’. All meetings take place at The Woodlands Centre at 2pm on the third Monday of each month, excluding August.
Event organiser: Rustington WI

Tuesday 21 April 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00

The First Brexit (Rustington Museum)

) Britain was not always and island. Robert Turner will take us on a journey through our island’s history, how we first split from Europe and the impact this had. All events are free and places can be booked by calling the museum on 01903 788478 or emailing museum@rustingtonpc.org.
Event organiser: Rustington Museum

Wednesday 22 April 2020 - 14:00 to 17:00

Willow Green Patient Participation Group (WGPPG) Meeting (Samuel Wickens Centre (Waitrose Car Park Rustington))

We have invited Sally Holmes, a First Responder to speak at our April meeting. She will demonstrate the use of a defibrillator and resuscitation technique. Refreshments will follow the talk with the opportunity to hear what WGPPG has been doing on behalf of patients. All Willow Green patients are welcome. Email willowgreenppg@gmail.com for more information.
Event organiser: Sonia Jacob

Wednesday 22 April 2020 - 19:30 to 25 April 2020 22:30

Curtain Up! (Windmill Theatre, Littlehampton)

Curtain Up! is the hilarious story of five women who inherit equal shares in a dilapidated theatre and plan to bring it back to life again. They try various fund-raising schemes but their most ambitious is to hold a concert featuring local talent and a world-famous star, who agrees to appear for no fee! However, their plans go awry and it’s a race to keep their audience from guessing the truth of the matter. A fast-paced and very funny comedy. Visit http://www.stage-door.org.uk/ for more information.
Event organiser: Windmill Theatre

Thursday 23 April 2020

Rustington Flower Club Meeting (Woodlands Centre, Rustington)

CANCELLED due to the Coronavirus pandemic
Event organiser: Rustington Flower Club

Friday 24 April 2020 - 12:00

AGM (Vardar Restaurant, Selborne Road, Littlehampton)

Our members meet on the fourth Friday of each month at the Vardar restaurant, Littlehampton. We gather from 12pm onwards for convivial conversation and we sit down around 12.45pm for a 2-course lunch, followed by a speaker. For our April meeting, the meal, which costs £15, will be roast lamb followed by lemon meringue pie. The Annual General Meeting will follow the lunch.
Membership is open to all retired, or semi-retired, ladies living in the Littlehampton-Worthing area. It costs £20 to join the club with annual subs of £15. To find out more call 07956540780, email susya@talktalk.net or go to or go to littlehamptonprobusladies.co.uk
Event organiser: Littlehampton Probus Ladies Club

Friday 24 April 2020 - 14:30 to 16:30

Baldly Exploring Sussex and the South Downs (Village Hall, Ferring St, Ferring)

‘CANCELLED due to the coronavirus pandemic
Event organiser: Ferring Conservation Group

Friday 24 April 2020 - 19:00

Thai Food Evening (Arundel Lido)

The Lido is holding a Thai food evening. Bring your own drink. Tickets are limited, so please contact the Lido if you are interested. Keep up to date with activities and events at Arundel Lido, including weekly boot camps, on: www.arundel-lido.com 
Event organiser: Arundel Lido

Saturday 25 April 2020 - 10:00 to 26 April 2020 17:00

Eco Open Houses & Much More Worthing & Adur (Various)

Eco Open Houses aims to empower and inspire members of the public to make environmental changes to their own homes through seeing what practical steps other people have taken in their homes. It is about people learning from the experience of others and making positive changes to reduce their environmental footprint.
Our 12 open houses will demonstrate:
• environmental renovation
• insulation methods
• renewable energy
• reduced energy bills
• water savings
• waste water recycling
• rainwater harvesting
• green roofs
• natural and recycled materials

In addition to this, there will be 13 fringe events over almost 3 weeks taking place across Worthing, Lancing, Sompting and Shoreham.
Come and visit some fantastic and beautiful eco-houses! Copies of the event brochure will be available from late March from the entrance of The Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing or The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham. More details and fringe event line up on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EcoOpenHouses/
Event organiser: Transition Town Worthing

Saturday 25 April 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00

Ferring W.I. Spring Fayre (Ferring Village Hall)

There will be many bargains on sale including cakes, books, plants, toys, jigsaws and bric-a-brac. Tickets are 50p, to include tea or coffee and biscuit. Do come and join us.
Event organiser: Ferring Afternoon W.I.

Saturday 25 April 2020 - 14:00 to 17:00

Live Afternoon Music With Southern Bandits (East Preston RBL Social Club, Sea Road, BN16 1JL)

Live music by Southern Bandits to be enjoyed in the main bar area. Non-members are welcome to visit and see the entertainment the club provides for it's members. Live music begins at 8.30 but there are afternoon Saturday raffles. At 1.30pm, the meat raffle is drawn with many prizes including joints, breakfast hampers and sausages all sourced locally. This is followed by the Spirit Raffle, so there's plenty to enjoy at the club this Saturday! Free admission.
Event organiser: East Preston RBL Social Club

Sunday 26 April 2020 - 19:30

One Night at the VE Day Proms (Assembly Hall, Worthing)

This is in honour of the 75th Anniversary of V.E DAY. The concert features popular war time songs, like Vera Lynn’s The White Cliffs of Dover, alongside classical masterpieces such as Land of Hope and Glory. Visit worthingtheatres.co.uk/live/
Event organiser: Worthing Theatres

Monday 27 April 2020 - 11:00 to 13:00

Disability Action Group Meeting (The Royal British Legion, The Street, East Preston)

We are a small group who's aim is to improve facilities for the disabled in the area. We are currently working on a survey to identify access problems within the village. We would be delighted to welcome you to our next meeting and hear your views. For further information please contact Richard Akhurst (Chairman) on 01903 773676.
Event organiser: Richard Akhurst

Monday 27 April 2020 - 19:30

Cultivation and Uses of Herbs (Conservative Hall, Sea Road)

CANCELLED due to the Coronavirus pandemic
Event organiser: EP&KHS

Wednesday 29 April 2020 - 18:00 to 22:00

Worthing Indoor Bowls Club Charity Tournament (Worthing Indoor Bowls Club, 1 Field Place, The Boulevard, Durrington, BN13 1NP)

Worthing Indoor Bowls Club is hosting another exciting charity tournament in aid of local charity Guild Care on the evening of Wednesday 29th April. Sign up for a night of fun whilst supporting the charity’s invaluable work in the community.
The tournament, kindly sponsored by local carpet and flooring specialists Wall Bros, will see 10 teams made up of two guests from a local business and a club member battle it out for bowls glory!
Entry per company is £20, so £10 per person. The entry fees, along with money raised from a silent auction of sporting memorabilia and a raffle, will be donated to Guild Care, supporting their vital community services.
The teams will play three sessions, each limited to seven ends of around 50 minutes, with two points awarded for a win and one for a draw.
In addition to the glory of winning and a trophy presentation at 9.30pm, there will be a prize of £100 for the winning team and £50 for the runners-up.
To make things even more exciting, the fun doesn’t stop at bowls: the bar and a free buffet will be open throughout the evening!
The dress code is ‘comfortable clothes and flat shoes’.
The club will provide bowls for their guests.
Any businesses interested in entering should email worthingindoor@btconnect.com or call the club on 01903 240266. The closing date for entries is Friday 20th March.
Event organiser: Guild Care


April 2020