Hurstpierpoint

In August, not a great deal happens: as so many people are away, but please do keep the information coming if there is anything you’d like to publicise or highlight in this column.

Sunday, 2 September, The 1918 Lloyd George Garden Party, Danny House, New Way Lane, 2 – 6 pm: THIS WEEKEND!!

Celebrate the centenary of the end of the First World War with a fantastic garden party at Danny! In 1918, a garden party was held in the grounds of Danny to raise funds ‘for the comfort of the troops’ and this event marks a hundred years since it happened. There will be music, Harris’s funfair, fun for kids, food and drink. Actors dressed as members of the War Cabinet, which met at Danny to work out the terms of the Armistice, will be mingling with the crowds. Come and chat with David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill! Tickets from the Festival Box Office in the Players Theatre (open each Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9.30 a.m. to 1 pm) or online from www.hurstfestival.org. Family ticket £20; individual ticket £5. It will be fantastic! Tickets also available at the entrance to Danny Park.

Linked with this, Kevin Carey’s play ‘Winning the Peace’ which records these historic events, is on at the Players Theatre on 24, 26, 28 and 30 September as part of Hurst Festival. Tickets for all events are selling well, so hurry along to the box office to get yours!

Hurst Festival: Some events have sold out and others are getting near to that point, so do book as soon as you can to make sure you get to the events you most want to attend! Book online at www.hurstfestival.org or in the box office at the Players Theatre which is open each Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9.30 am and 1 pm.

Monday, 3 September, 7.30 pm, Methodist Church Hall: Rehearsals start for Hurst Singers Christmas Concert. For more information: www.hurstsingers.co.uk.

Friday, 21 September, 10 am to 12 noon, Bowls Club, South Avenue: Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning. All welcome.

Saturday, 22 September, 8.30 – 11.30 am. Hassocks Surgery: Free flu clinic for over 65s, pregnant, asthma, COPD and diabetes sufferers.

Saturday 22 September, 2.15 pm, Village Centre: Hurstpierpoint Horticultural Society Autumn Show.

Saturday, 13 October, Heber Opera Craft Fair, are now taking bookings for crafters for stalls at this event. Contact 01273 834703 or jenny.letton@btinternet.com.