Ditchling Horticultural Society founded in 1822: Annual Spring Bulb Show on 11 March, 2-4pm at Ditchling Village Hall. The weather is improving, bulbs are coming up and we are looking forward to seeing you at our first Show of the year. Whether as a visitor or exhibitor, a warm welcome will await you and your support is very important to us. This Show displays the beauty of the spring bulbs and the hall will be filled with their scent. There are classes for flowers and plants, cookery and crafts, floral art, photography and also classes for children to show their prowess at growing bulbs and art. When you have viewed the exhibits why not sample our refreshments, tea and homemade cake for £1.50. There is also Muriel’s famous raffle, tickets are £1 each. New members are always welcome. If you would like to join, please contact Mary Holman, Hon Secretary and Membership Secretary on 01273 845167 or email mary.holman@ btinternet.com
Ditchling Film Society: On Thursday 2 March Sunset Song is being shown in Ditchling Village Hall. Adapted from a novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon of the same name about an Aberdeenshire girl, Chris Guthrie, growing to womanhood seven years before World War One. Chris is one of the numerous children of a tryannical farmer, John Guthrie, and a whimpering mother, Jean, growing up in a rural Scottish community. The drama spans six years of Chris’s life as she searches for her independence with the conflicts and choices a young woman experiences reflecting the struggle between tradition and change. The film finally ends with the dignified loneliness of a new Chris, a woman who seems to have gone through several lives, now and forever as one with the land. Beautifully shot, the film is an intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love at the dawning of the Great War. Director: Terence Davies. English. 2015. 135 mins. 15 Cert. On Thursday 6 April, the Society is showing Dheepan directed by Jacques Audiard. Films are shown in Ditchling Village Hall and start at 8pm. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free coffee and biscuits beforehand and wine can be purchased. Guests and temporary members are welcome for the sum of £5 payable at the door.
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