Ditchling film Society: Tonight (15 November) the Society is showing A Fantastic Woman. This film is about a loving, sensual relationship between Marina, a waitress and singer, and Orlando, an older man. Orlando collapses whilst making love to Marina with the result that she finds herself shut out of her former life by Orlando’s family. Director: Sebastian Lelio. Chile/Spanish. 2017. 100 mins. 15 Cert. The next film is on Thursday 6 December and is The Breadwinner. Adapted from a novel by Deborah Ellis this film is based on her interviews with girls and women in the refugee camps in Pakistan. The film is about a courageous 11 year old girl, Parvana, living under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. After the wrongful arrest of her father by the Taliban, unable to leave the house unchaperoned, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy enabling her to sell meagre goods to support her family. In parallel with Parvana’s story, the film is a history of Afghanistan, told as a fable. Director: Norah Twomey. English. 2017. 127 mins. 12A Cert. Films are shown in Ditchling Village Hall and start at 8pm. Doors open at 7.30pm. On Thursday 6 December the Society is kick-starting the Christmas season with delicious mulled wine and mince pies There is ample free parking behind the hall. Guests and temporary members are welcome for the sum of £5 payable at the door.

Ditchling Players: Don’t forget to get your tickets for And Then There Were None which starts next week in Ditchling Village Hall. The production runs from Wednesday 21 - Saturday 24 November. For the first time it is possible to buy your ticket online www.ditchlingplayers.org.uk or in person at the Larder, South Street, Ditchling This story made Agatha Christie the best-selling novelist of all time and revolves around ten strangers who have been invited to Soldier Island. As the body count rises so does the appalling realisation that there may be a murder among their number. Will any of them get off the island alive? So please come along for a production that will have you on the edge of your seats.

Ditchling Singers: If you enjoy singing popular songs then why not give this friendly choir a try. No auditions and the first session is free. Rehearsals are on alternate Sundays and there are three more rehearsals before Christmas. Sunday 18 November, 4-6pm at Keymer Church Hall. In the Old Meeting House, Ditchling on Sunday 2 December, 4-6pm and Sunday 16 December, 4-6pm at Keymer Church Hall. Just come along or contact Julie on 01273 844818 or Christine on 01273 846098.