Hurstpierpoint

COFFEE MORNING: from 10am on Saturday 16 April at Holy Trinity Church is showcasing the work of Christian Aid, and has all the usual stalls; delicious cakes, jams, chutneys, crafts, books, cards, jewellery, plus nearly antiques, a silent auction and a raffle with great prizes. After browsing and buying sit and relax with a cup of coffee.

WEST GALLERY CONCERT: on Saturday 16 April, Holy Trinity Church, 6pm to 7.30pm. Lou Beckerman, jazz singer and instrumentalist. Tickets are £5, ordered by e-mail kmcarey@atlas.co.uk and paid for at the door. All profits go towards the upkeep of Holy Trinity.

SUNDAY CINEMA: on 17 April at 3pm is Bridge of Spies (12a). A Cold War thriller inspired by true events, of a Brooklyn lawyer sent by the CIA on a near impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot, in exchange for a Russian spy. Starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance, directed by Steven Spielberg. All tickets from the website or Mishon Mackay.

WOLSTONBURY WI: Tuesday 19 April at 7.45pm at the Village Centre, Club Suite. Downton Revisited by Katherine Collet is the subject of this month’s meeting, and any interested non-members are welcome.

FASHION ON SHOW Wednesday 20 April. Feathers of Hurstpierpoint, 155 High Street has a Ribkoff Roadshow from 11am to 4pm. Goodie bags, discounts and a glass of bubbly. For more info phone 01273 834686 or look on the website www.feathersofhurstpierpoint.co.uk.

VILLAGE CINEMA: Friday 22 April at 7.30pm. 99 Homes (15) is a gripping tale about a single father desperately trying to support his son and his mother, who goes to work for the ruthless business man who evicted them from their home.

DANCE AT DANNY: on Saturday 23 April in aid of the reMEmber charity, which raises funds for ME research and sufferers. Tickets are £15 each. There will be live music from the 60s for dancing to, from the Michael Gyverny Quintet. A cash bar will be available to quench the thirst and a raffle with posh prizes. Tickets £15 from Janice Kent, on 01273 831733, Marcus Grimes or e-mail www.remembercfs.org.uk.

RECYCLING: The Bra Bank has moved from Columbines to the Community Shop, and takes all styles and states of wear. Depositing unwanted or unloved bras in the bank helps to raise vital funds towards research to improve detection and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis. Saved from landfill, they go to start a new life in poorer countries where small businesses sell them to support their families, but also bras are too expensive to be produced there locally. For each tonne collected, Against Breast Cancer receives £1,000 to fund research.

THE COMMUNITY SHOP: is looking for helpers as the numbers have fallen considerably over the last few months and the team is struggling to find enough people to stay open for the usual hours. If a dozen people can volunteer just two hours a week or fortnight then this popular staple of village life will be able to continue as it is. Sessions are 9-11am, 11am-1pm and 2-4pm, except Wednesdays. It has been going for 15 years, providing a service to the village taking in donations and selling a wide variety of objects at amazing prices, and giving back as contributions, to Hurst events and causes. Contact Rosslyn Stenning or Wendy Box at the shop.

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