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MUSICAL INTERLUDES: will be provided by pianist Fran Hall who is coming to play at the coffee morning on Saturday 20 February, at Holy Trinity Church, from 10 to 12 noon. Throughout the morning she will entertaining with a selection of piano pieces, whilst everyone can browse a variety of stalls selling home made jams, arts and crafts, jewellery, cards, cakes and more. Free admission. Do pop in.

MID SUSSEX RAMBLERS: have a Clayton circular walk, which takes in Hurst on Saturday 20 Feb and the start time is 10.30am at the Clayton Recreation Ground car park near the church. BN6 9PQ. Distance 5 miles. Contact Frances on 01273 842628 for more info.

DID YOU NOTICE: the changes in the High Street of a new 20mph speed limit and the painted Keep Clear on the road at the junction with West Furlong Lane?

WELCOME RETURN: to Adie Rowe, Hurst’s favourite gardener, who has left Hassocks to come back to live in the village. His new contact number is 01273 832470.

MUSEUM GROU:P has a new exhibition in the Village Centre foyer entitled Austerity to Prosperity. During the Second World War life was difficult with shortages and rationing and its end sparked a wave of exhilaration. Things slowly returned to normal although rationing continued on for a while. But then life started to improve as more goods became available throughout the 1950s such that in 1957 the Prime Minister Harold Macmillan declared most of us had ‘never had it so good’. The display gives a flavor of these changing times, viewable whenever the Centre is open.

HURST FESTIVAL: organisers are asking for suggestions for this year’s Festival programme, if you have a good idea of an entertainer. Would you like to help organise events? Would you like to join the Friends, and this gets you priority booking for events? Please get in touch via e-mail at info@hurstfestival.org

HURST HISTORICAL & GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY: has a Talk on Glyndebourne, the story of an opera house on a Sussex country estate by Nick Murray on Friday 26 February at 8pm. All welcome, non-members £3, at the Guide Hall adjacent to Trinity Road car park.

VILLAGE CINEMA: on Friday 26 February is Wild Tales, an outrageous and ferociously dark comedy. About revenge and the various ways it can can dished out from the brilliant to the hilarious, taking the very familiar situations and blows them up to enormous proportions. A mad and funny film.

SATURDAY CINEMA: on 27 February is that classic Disney treat 101 Dalmatians. Tickets for both films available from the website or Mishon Mackay.

A BIG NIGHT OUT: is coming up in the Village on Saturday 27 February with the live band Groove Star playing Motown, Soul and Disco, hosted by the Tennis Club. With a bar, raffle and snacks, an entertaining evening is guaranteed. At the Village Centre from 7.30pm to 11pm. Tickets £15 from Vanilla in the High Street or direct from Maddy Dunckley at 17 Western Road or phone 07714 159370.

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