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APOLOGIES the NSPCC Christmas coffee morning on Saturday November 21 was not able to take place due to unforeseen circumstances. A thank you is sent to all those who have come along to events and the committee look forward to the continuing support with fundraising into 2016, for which plans are underway.

TODAY at The Mint House, Ella Berthoud author of The Novel Cure will be visiting and making suggestions for your own reading and gift ideas for family and friends. Free event and refreshments available. Starts at 7.30pm, phone to book a place on 01273 834443.

KNIT AND NATTER on the last Friday of the month, Friday November 27, at the Library from 2pm to 4pm. All crafters are welcome to go along and join in, meet some new people and share hints and tips.

HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY on Friday November 27 at 8pm in the Guide Hall off Trinity Road car park, hosts Andy Thomas talking about a famous Sussex institution, that of Lewes and Bonfire Night. Known by all of us but perhaps not why it started or how it is organised each year. All welcome to go along and find out, non members £3.

HURSTPIERPOINT CHRISTMAS FAIR at the Village Centre. Friday November 27 from 6.30 to 9pm and Saturday November 28 from 9.30am to 1pm. Go and enjoy your Christmas shopping in the warm, welcoming atmosphere of the Village Centre. A large variety of stalls selling hand made scarves; children’s books; home-made preserves; cards; knit ware; bath products; jewellery; wood turned gifts; and many more unusual and unique gifts will be available. Admission children free and adults 50p to include a cup of tea or coffee. Delicious hot and cold refreshments, prepared by Hurst Gym Club volunteers, will be available throughout the event. If you are interested in having a stall, please contact Rebecca via r_p_hair@yahoo.co.uk.

HURST VILLAGE CINEMA on Friday November 27, 8pm While We We’re Young (15) starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts in a funny but thought provoking satire on hipster life styles and mid life crises.

FAMILY CINEMA on Saturday at 3pm The Great Mouse Detective (U) a less well known but genuine Disney gem about Basil of Baker Street on the trail of the dastardly criminal Ratigan. A funny and well told entertainment for all the family.Tickets £4.

JAZZ NIGHT organised by the Hurstpierpoint and District branch of the RNLI at the Village Centre 7.30pm on Saturday, featuring the Jazz Dukes, back by popular demand. Licensed bar and raffle. Tickets £12.50 to include a ploughman’s supper and are available from the Mint House. Support this worthy cause with an entertaining evening.

CONCERT by The Bothy Singers at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday at 6pm. The singers will be making a return visit after their performance during the Arts Festival and at the monthly West Gallery Concerts. This time they will be joined by the local prestigious 10 piece group Brass Fusion in order to provide a wonderful evening of entertainment. Tickets are £7 and are available to purchase on the door. More information phone 01273 831023.

ASCAT Churches Christmas Fair at Sayers Common Church Hall 10.30am to 2pm on Saturday. Meet Father Christmas, Pop up café, Bake Off stall with cakes and sweets, vintage homewares and collectables, games and fun for all ages. Raising funds for the churches in Alborne, Sayers Common and Twineham.

HEBER OPERA concert also on Saturday, Phantoms and Fiends at the Village Centre 6pm, tickets £12 phone the box office 01273 495220 or on line at www.heberopera.ticketsource.co.uk.

SUNDAY CINEMA on November 29 is The Imitation Game (12A) starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing. This film is based on the real life story of this famous cryptologist and his team of code-breakers at the top secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park during World War II. Starts at 3.30pm. Tickets for all the films from Mishon Mackay or online at www.hurstfilms.com. You do not have to be a member, but at still only £10 membership confers ticket price reductions and advance booking. This would make an unusual but practical Christmas gift for someone living locally. See the link on the website or phone 01273 835875.

HURST AFTERNOON CLUB this month meets on Tuesday at the Village Centre at 2.15pm. This being the start of the festive season their guests are the St Lawrence CE Primary School children who are coming along, with Santa as well it is rumoured, for some merry singing. All are welcome.

VIVACE CHOIR presents another evening of festive frolics at Danny House on Thursday December 10. Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine and a mince pie. Doors open at 7pm. To book phone Jo James on 01444 412437 after 6pm or email jo@joannjames.plus.com. All proceeds to Chestnut Tree House the children’s hospice for Sussex.

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