Ditchling news
Ditchling news

Ditchling Downs WI: The next meeting is in October which will also be the AGM. A talk will be given by a member of the Carers Association. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Friends Meeting House at 7pm for 7.30pm. Visitors are always welcome. Any enquiries please contact Barbara Dollings on 01273 843892.

Ditchling Film Society: The next film to be shown in Ditchling Village Hall on Thursday 6 October is Brooklyn. The screenplay is written by Nick Hornby and is a moving and refreshingly old-fashioned film about Ellis Lacey, a young Irish girl, who emigrates to Brooklyn in late 1951. Director: John Crowley. Canada, Ireland, UK and US. 112 mins. 12A Cert. On Thursday 3 November, Theeb is being shown by the Film Society. Director: Naju Abu Nowar. Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and UK. 2014. 100 mins. 15 Cert. Films are shown in Ditchling Village Hall starting at 8pm. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free coffee and biscuits beforehand and wine can be purchased. There is ample free parking behind the Village Hall. Guests and temporary members are welcome for the sum of £5 payable at the door.

Ditchling WI: The next meeting is on Thursday 6 October when Peter Wilson is talking about The Great Songs of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Meetings take place in Ditchling Village Hall at 2.15pm. Any queries, please contact Briony Coomber on 01273 845069.

Ditchling Quakers Open Day: On Saturday 8 October the Quaker Meeting House in East Gardens BN6 8ST will be open to visitors from 10am-4pm. Anyone is welcome to drop in for refreshments or a chat. A volunteer from the Calais jungle will be there to talk about and answer any questions about working with asylum seekers and refugees. Further details available from www.ditchlingquakers.org.uk or please contact Janet on 01273 846503.

Amateur Filming in World War II: For Your Eyes Only is being shown in Ditchling Village Hall on Friday 7 October. Tickets priced at £4.50 are available from Ditchling Village Post Office. Doors open at 6.30pm. Film starts at 7pm. Proceeds to the Springett and Campion Educational Trust. From the Imperial War Museum, this film is a programme of privately shot films seldom before screened in public which covers the experiences on the Home Front, mainly in Britain, capturing the impact of war on the lives of adults and children in cities, schools and houses across the country.

Ditchling Preschool: Monday to Friday term time only. Monday 9.15 to 12.15 or 9.15 to 2.45pm, Tuesday for those who will be going to school in September only: 9.15 to 2.45pm. Wednesdays, Thursdays 9.15 to 12.15 and Fridays 9.15 to 12.15 or 9.15 to 1.15pm. Early Birds Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.55am (£2) 2.5 years to 4 years welcome. Spacious hall and garden play areas in heart of Ditchling vllage with maximum 24 children per session. Experienced and caring staff provide a warm and friendly enviroment where your children will learn and grow. The Manager is a qualified teacher. Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2015. 15 hours per week Goverment funding for children

aged 3+. Younger children £5.50 per hour. We have a few spaces available. For further details, email ditchlingpreschool@gmail.com or telephone Manager Fiona Hughes 01273 846115 during session times. See our website at www.ditchlingpreschool.co.uk.

Ditchling Apple Day 3: We are pleased to announce and invite you to Ditchling Apple Day 3. This will take place on Sunday 2 October 2016 11am – 4pm. The venue is, as previously, Ditchling Village Green and Barn. Please bring your apples for pressing together with clean containers for storage. Milk containers are ideal. This year we plan to have two presses to cope with the volume of pressing. There will be a small selection of food and refreshments available in the Barn and around the Green, particularly of a more alcoholic nature. However, we would appreciate any donations of your favourite apple, or orchard related fruits, cakes, bakes or savouries to add to the spirit of the day. Activities are planned to keep all ages amused and entertained. For the young, and young at heart, apple printing, face painting, apple monsters, bug hotels and storytelling. For those a little older bees and honey tasting and daffodil planting. For those more athletically inclined, welly wanging. A perfectly safe participant sport but highly dangerous for spectators. There will be other activities yet to be fully confirmed. As usual the day will end with a procession to the Orchard. Do come and join us for a slightly different kind of day which is always fun whatever the weather.

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