HURSTPIERPOINT HISTORICAL & GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY: hosts John Cooper talking about The Booth Museum of Natural History, 7.45 pm at the Guide Hall off Trinity Road car park, on Friday 27 May. Non-members welcome, entrance fee £3.

VILLAGE CINEMA: also 27 May 8pm Love & Mercy (!5). Brian Wilson, the famous singer songwriter of the Beach Boys is at his creative peak in the 1960s, but haunted by inner demons that will destroy his mental health. By the 1980s he is a virtual recluse dominated by a shady doctor until a new relationship comes along. John Cusack plays the older Wilson.

MID SUSSEX RAMBLERS: have a Hurstpierpoint and Burgess Hill circular walk starting at Trinity Road car park on Saturday 28 May at 10.30am. The route is Trinity Road Car Park, Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint College, Tesco Roundabout , Malthouse Stables, Cobbs Mill, Duke Of York, West Town Farm, Bullfinch Lane, Brighton Road, Recreation Ground, West Furlong Lane and Trinity Road. Leisurely 9 mile walk, contact Paul on 01273 831320.

SUNDAY CINEMA: on 29 May is The Lady in the Van (12a). Maggie Smith fills the screen in this real life portrayal of a bag lady. She lived in a van parked in the street, but took up permanent residence outside Alan Bennett’s London home. He made the story into a book, then a play and now a film. This film closes the spring season.

HURST COMMUNITY CELEBRATION: The Community Charity reaches its 21st anniversary this month. A million pounds has been raised and given away to hundreds of people and organisations. A celebration of this achievement will be held on Sunday 5 June at 4 pm in Holy Trinity Church. People will talk about how they have been helped, There will be music, and then tea and cakes. Everyone is welcome.

HURST AFTERNOON CLUB :has the visit of Daisy Pipperage on Tuesday 7 June Village Centre at 2.15pm.

FUNDRAISING NIGHT OF MUSIC: for St Peter and St James Hospice on Saturday 11 June at 7.30pm, Holy Trinity church. Maria Jones and soloists from the Royal Opera House are coming for a night of opera, jazz, musicals and poetry. Tickets £12 with a glass of wine, concessions £10, from Misoin Mackay.

HURSTPIERPOINT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: visits to gardens this summer. On Thursday 2 June is an afternoon/evening visit to the famous Highdown Gardens at Goring and Plantation Rise garden at 6.30pm with a glass of wine Cost £6.50. Wednesday 13 July all day to Follers Manor garden, Alfriston, a buffet lunch, then to Driftwood in Bishopstone with tea and cakes. Cost £24 including lunch and tea. Finally on Thursday 11 August an evening visit to Durrance Manor Shipley. Cost £9.50. All trips need your own transport or lifts can be arranged. Book as soon as possible as places are limited. Contact Clare Kabza on or phone 01273 833727.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at

2) Like our Facebook page at

3) Follow us on Twitter @midsussex_times

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Mid Sussex Times - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.