Hurstpierpoint

COMMUNITY SHOP: If you popped by and found it closed this last week then the good news is that it reopens today after a spring break, ready for business again.

VILLAGE CINEMA: 8pm at The Players Theatre 12 May. The Secret in Their Eyes (15) is an Argentinian thriller about a retired court investigator looking into an old murder as an idea for a novel. But he uncovers more than expected, visiting the military junta past and trying to rectify past mistakes. Tickets for all films from the website or Mishon Mackay.

COFFEE MORNING: at Holy Trinity Church from 10am to 12 noon Saturday 14 May, has Bell Rope making demonstrations by some of the young bell ringers, under the direction of The Bell Captain. Watch this fascinating skill and even have a go yourself. Throughout the morning there will be the usual coffee, cakes, craft and card stalls, plus a stall of bargains on a Good as New table. Admission free and every one welcome.

SPRING PLANT SALE: on Sunday 15 May from 10am to 12 noon at the Allotments, Albourne Road. If you are missing some veg plants for this year, or want to add to your garden’s summer flowering, then go along and see all they have on offer. Website www.hurstallotments.org.uk.

WOLSTONBURY WI: monthly meeting on 17 May at 7.45pm in The Club Suite of the Village Centre has a talk about the charity The Association of Country Women of the World. This is preceded by a short discussion on WI resolutions, but everyone is welcome to go along if interested.

FEATHERS: in the High Street has another Ribkoff Roadshow on Wednesday 18 May from 11am to 5pm. Fashion on view plus a goody bag, discounts and a glass of bubbly. Contact for more info 01273 834686.

ViLLAGE CINEMA: on 19 May has a live NT broadcast of The View from the Bridge, an Old Vic production of Arthur Miller’s play from the Donmar Warehouse, with a star cast led by Mark Strong. This play is a dark rendering of the American dream, producing a tragic masterpiece.

HEBER OPERA: on 22 May only, comes to the Village Centre with Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, performed in the round and sung in English. Premiered in 1863 in Paris this opera is set in ancient Ceylon, telling the story of two fishermen whose bond of friendship is strained when they both fall for a beautiful priestess. Tickets £14 reserved £12 unreserved by phoning 01435 866737 or booking online at ticketsource.co.uk/heberopera.

EVENING TALK: at Hurstpierpoint library at 7pm on 24 May, advance notice. Entitled the Ambulance Service of the RSPCA, with Zenon Brown, Animal Collection Officer. Tickets £4 available form the library.

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