OPEN DAY AT THE CATTERY: Free entry and entertainment guaranteed for adults and children alike at the annual Open Day at Paws & Claws cattery at Sayers Common on SUNDAY 12th July from 2pm. Go and see all the cats, both those wanting homes and the oldies in their retirement pavilion. There will be many stalls to browse, of gifts, cards, things cat related, toys, a bumper book stall with paperbacks 30p, hardbacks, DVDs and CDs all 50p, plentiful plants, teddy tombola, plus and a raffle. Enjoy afternoon tea, with a wide assortment of homemade cakes, sitting under the trees and listening to live music, from the well-known Raye Du Val and his Soho Village Jazz Band. A perfect afternoon’s outing, weather permitting of course. The cattery, Coombe Down is a few minutes from the village, just south of Sayers Common, in London Road, BN6 9HZ.

SUMMER CONCERT: on Sunday12th July by the Soul of the City Choir.
This amazing Hassocks choir will be singing their hearts out and raising awareness and funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Join them for an evening of classics including hits from Stevie Wonder, Queen, Sam Smith, Bob Marley and The Four Tops, a gig not to miss!
Support will be from the local very talented singers, Liz Kinsman, Mike Hanna, Emma Warren, Jay Warren and Dan Jenkinson. The concert will be held in Holy Trinity Church, Hurstpierpoint. Doors open at 6pm, concert starts at 6.30pm. Tickets are available to buy at £7 full price and £5.50 concessions (65+, Under 16’s, full time students and those on unemployment benefit) from the following links: Full price tickets:


MID SUSSEX RAMBLERS WALK: Wednesday 15th July at 7pm. A circular ramble of 5 miles to the north of Hurstpierpoint, open to all, starting at the Trinity Road car park. No dogs please( TQ281165).

HURST VILLAGE CINEMA: Thursday 16th July at 7pm. This is a wonderful theatrical event, the live broadcast screening of EVERYMAN from the National Theatre starring Chiwetel Ejiofor of the film 12 Years a Slave. Everyman is a medieval morality play from the 15th century stunningly updated and adapted and given a very contemporary feel. Ejiofor brilliantly plays Everyman a sharp suited man rolling in wealth and celebrating his 40th birthday with a drugs and booze party. This lifestyle looks doomed when Death comes calling, his friends melt away and he has to come to terms with his life. Tickets from Mishon Mackay or on line via the website

MESSY CHURCH FOR ALL THE FAMILY: at Hurstpierpoint Methodist Church, Cuckfield Road on Saturday 18th July from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm, every one is welcome. This is an informal time of ‘doing church differently’ with great fun singing songs, hearing Bible stories, doing messy activities and then enjoying food together. Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer or trusted adult.

A MID SUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: is being put on by the Hurst Players from 23rd to 26th July. The production takes place in the garden of the New Inn and is set in the 1920s. Tickets are now on sale from Vanilla, 40 High Street telephone 01273 834506 from 9am to 5pm only. Also pre-show meals will be available from the New Inn and should be booked direct on 01273 834608.

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