Ditchling news
Ditchling news

Queen’s Birthday Honours: congratulations and best wishes to Mary Holman who was given a BEM for her services to the community in Ditchling.

Jason and the Argonauts: a musical re-telling of the Greek myth is on for one night only on Saturday 1 July at Ditchling Village Hall at 8pm. This is presented by our very own Herbie Flowers and NDG Productions and tickets are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/ndg-music

Ditchling Film Society: on Thursday 6 July come along and see the last film of the season. The Society is showing The Moon and the Sledgehammer, a fascinating and witty but rather disturbing British cult documentary set in 1969 about the eccentric lives of the Page family. Director: Philip Trevelyan. English. 1971. 69 mins. U Certificate. The film will be shown in Ditchling Village Hall. Doors open at 7.30pm and the film starts at 8pm. Free coffee and biscuits beforehand and wine can be purchased by the glass. There is ample free parking behind the hall. Guests and temporary members are welcome for the sum of £5 payable at the door. The new season of interesting and exciting films starts in October.

Ditchling Horticultural Society Summer Show: will be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 8 July between 2-4pm. This show displays the best home grown fruit and seasonal vegetables, in addition the hall should be filled with the scent of roses, sweet peas and other summer flowers. Flower arranging classes include A Song Title, An Arrangement of Purple and Mauve and a Miniature Arrangement in a Matchbox. There is a class for snapshot photography; the theme this year is Rooftops. Children’s classes include An Animal made from Vegetables or Fruit and a Salad Vegetable Grown by Yourself. When you have viewed the exhibits, please enjoy our refreshments, tea and home made for £2. There is also Muriel’s famous raffle, tickets £1 each. Entrance is 50p for non-members, children free. We look forward to seeing you there.

Westmeston Summer Fayre: on Saturday 29 July at Westmeston Parish Hall from 2-5pm. Adults £2.50, children free. All proceeds to Westmeston Parish Hall (Charity No 1016350) and St Peter and St James Hospice (Charity No 1056114). Races start at 2.30pm and include egg and spoon, sack, three-legged, carry the water and piggyback. Judging for Challenges/Competitions starts at 3pm and include create an animal made from vegetables and/or fruit, create a garden on a dinner plate and take a funny selfie photograph. Full details on website: www.westmeston.org.uk Free parking in field opposite Parish Hall. There will also be a beer tent, bouncy castle, classic car display, cream teas, stalls, cake stall and Model T Ford Rides. Come along and enjoy a lovely afternoon out with something for all the family.

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