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VILLAGE CINEMA: today, Thursday 11 February, is Leviathan (15) a moving story about a mechanic and his family peacefully living in the remote north of Russia subjected to a questionable compulsory purchase order. He decides to fight it with the help of a friend but the system proves a major challenge. Tickets as usual on line from the website or from Mishon Mackay.

HISTORICAL TALK: at Danny House on Friday 12 February, 7.30pm. Dr Caroline Adams of the West Sussex Archives will be giving an illustrated talk on Domestic Bliss in Tudor West Sussex, by kind invitation of Richard Burrows. Anyone who is interested in history is welcome to go along, and the evening has no admission charge.

WOLSTONBURY WI: Monthly Meeting on Tuesday 16 February in the Club Suite of the Village Centre at 7.45pm is Coasting Along Sussex by Geoffrey Mead. Visitors welcomed. Enquiries 01273 834421.

MUSICAL INTERLUDES: will be provided by pianist Fran Hall who is coming to play at the coffee morning on Saturday 20 February, at Holy Trinity Church, from 10 to 12 noon. Throughout the morning she will entertaining with a selection of piano pieces, whilst everyone can browse a variety of stalls selling home made jams, arts and crafts, jewellery, cards, cakes and more. Free admission. Do pop in.

MID SUSSEX RAMBLERS: have a Clayton circular walk, which takes in Hurst on Saturday 20 Feb and the start time is 10.30am at the Clayton Recreation Ground car park near the church. BN6 9PQ. Distance 5 miles. Contact Frances on 01273 842628 for more info

HURST FESTIVAL: this year will be from 17 September to 1 October. If you have suggestions for this year’s Festival programme, would like to help organise events, or would like to join the Friends so that you get priority booking on your tickets, please get in touch. The Committee is now working on the programme for the 12th Festival and welcomes ideas and inspirations, so e-mail them to info@hurstfestival.org

MILLENNIUM GARDEN TRUST: I am sure that many of us walk through the garden, sometimes as an alternative route along the High Street when going in that direction. You may not know that it is administered by a trust and at some times of the year working parties form to carry out necessary work to maintain the wild life. Although this year’s AGM has taken place anyone still wishing to join or take part in the upkeep of this great amenity, or to simply to find out more should contact Sheila McNeill on 01273 832756.

HIGH STREET CONTINUED: Those concerned about the problems in the High Street regarding parking and the effect on our shops should rally to Maddy Dunckley’s plea for an open meeting in the Village Centre with the Parish Council, traders and residents to discuss the way forward. Contact her if you wish to participate/help by e-mailing maddydunckley@aol.com.

FOODBANK IN HURST: This has been set up to help to help those in crisis locally, unable to travel to collect food, and by obtaining the voucher for this from the Families Centre at the Village Centre. If you would like to donate food or volunteer look on the website http://www.burgesshillfoodbank.org.uk/page12.php or e-mail to enquiries@burgesshillfoodbank.org.uk or drop in at the Social Club off Willow Way on a Wednesday morning from 9am to 11am, when donations are also welcomed.

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