TREE BY ST LAWRENCE SCHOOL: if you have been passed you will have noticed that it has been cut down. It was the responsibility of West Sussex County Council, and found to be diseased and dying, so a decision was taken to have it felled for safety reasons. The Parish Council will be asking them about their plans to replace it.
HURSTPIERPOINT HISTORICAL & GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: is having a talk by Helen Poole about Firle Place and the Gage Family on Friday 28 April at 8pm in the Guide HQ off Trinity Road car park. All welcome to go along, non members £3.
WELCOME TO MUDDY LTD: a new shop for the High Street, at number 101, with contemporary chinaware and mugs. It opens its doors on Saturday 29 April, and will be pleased to see people popping in to see all they have to offer.
HURST AFTERNOON CLUB: on Tuesday 2 May from 2pm to 4pm has Maria Leach from the Torch Trust. At the Village centre and all are welcome.
BBC RADIO 4 ANY QUESTIONS?: comes to Hurstpierpoint. Some 8 years ago, Hurst Festival was asked to host Radio 4’s flagship political discussion programme. About 6 weeks ago, the Festival was contacted to ask whether we were still interested! Of course, the answer was very positive but the slots for September were already filled, so the offer was to host the programme on Friday 5 May chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby and with a panel to be announced nearer the date. Attendance is by invitation and tickets have now all been allocated, but do please tune in to Radio 4 to hear the live broadcast at 8 pm and then repeated on Saturday 6 May at 1 pm. You may well hear local people asking questions on the top stories of the week. This is a Hurst Festival ‘fringe’ even although somewhat in advance of this year’s opening on Saturday 16 September.
HURST VILLAGE CINEMA: for May starts this Thursday with Love and Friendship (U). Kate Beckinsale stars in this adaption of a lesser known work by Jane Austen, as a beautiful widow who visits her in laws in the country to avoid unfortunate rumours about herself, and decides to look for a new husband. Later on are live NT screenings of Obsession, on 11 May, starring Jude Law and on 19 May is the classic Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, with Imelda Staunton. Tickets for all events available from the website or Mishon Mackay.
CAFE CHURCH at Hurstpierpoint Methodist Church, Cuckfield Road on Sunday 7 May from 10.30 am to 11.30 am. Come and enjoy Coffee and Croissants followed by lively worship with modern songs and a Bible message relevant for today. Suitable for all ages.
G&T@3: A traditional half-hour service at Hurstpierpoint Methodist Church also on Sunday 7 May from 3.00 pm to 3.30 pm, tea provided after the service with time to chat.
HURSTPIERPOINT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY at their meeting on Tuesday 9 May in the Club Suite of the Village Centre host Ed Nugent with a talk entitled A nurseryman’s life. Ed Nugent has been a nurseryman since the age of 16 and now is the owner of the local Garden Sage. Starts at 7.45pm, and non members are also welcome.
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