Hurstpierpoint

Hurst Festival starts now!: Two glorious weeks with something for everyone, in a multitude of venues throughout the village. Super Sunday, on 16th, sees the High Street closed to traffic from 12 noon to 5.30 pm with entertainment and traders open throughout the afternoon. The Treasured Transport Parade will also lead you to South Avenue Recreation Ground for other events. Super Sunday events are all free though, of course, there is food and drink and other items to buy if you wish. If you haven’t booked your tickets for other Festival events, please 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.

Vision of Peace: this year’s Festival Art Exhibition, again curated by artist Penny Hopkins, opens in Holy Trinity Church on 15 September. One of the themes of this year’s Festival is ‘Peace’ to mark the end of the First World War and many other events do the same. The children of St. Lawrence School are again taking part. Last year, their paintings of Wolstonbury were greatly admired, and we look forward to seeing their artwork again.

Tuesday 18th September 2018 at 7.45pm. Village Centre Club Suite: Wolstonbury WI monthly meeting, Biggest Musical Theatre Hits by Douglas Eaton. Visitors welcomed.

Enquiries 01273 834421

Saturday, 22 September, 2.15 pm, Village Centre: Hurstpierpoint Horticultural Society Autumn Show Autumn flowers and vegetables, cookery, photography and children’s exhibits. Exhibiting is free and open to all simply pick up a schedule from Gibson’s in the High Street. Home-made cake and tea all afternoon. Raffle and auction at end of show.

Thursday, 27 September, 8 pm, Village Centre: Parish Council Meeting.

Friday 28th September, 10 am to 12 noon, Sayers Common Village Hall (behind the Community Shop): THE BIGGEST MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING. There will be Home-made cakes for sale (more welcome on the Day!) books, CD’s Bring & Buy and a Raffle. plus delicious coffee! Come along for a great social event for a very good cause

Kevin Carey’s new play, Winning the Peace, commissioned by the Festival, has four performances between 24 and 30 September. Hurst Players’ production of Habeas Corpus is on during the first week.

Hurst Village Cinema, October films: at the Players Theatre

Thursday 11 October, 8 pm: A Fantastic Woman (15) won the Oscar for the best film not in the English Language at the last Academy Awards. Thrilling, mysterious, moving.

Friday 26 October, 8 pm: The Old Dark House (PG), received 5-star reviews everywhere for this gloriously restored classic which invented the ‘creepy house film genre’ at the same time as lampooning. Both creepy and very funny in turn.

Sunday 28 October, 3 pm: The Olive Tree (12A), a deceptively simple, soulful film filled with gentleness and charm which has two stars, the feisty Spanish actress and a vast, gnarled, thousand-year-old olive tree.

Hurstpierpoint Girls’ Brigade: leader, Margaret Taylor, invites girls from the age of four years to come along and join the fun. They meet every Wednesday in term time at the Methodist Church Hall. It is run by Christian leaders and includes stories, sing songs, crafts and all sorts of games connected with the theme of the badge the girls are working for. Girls can usually gain a badge every half-term. The younger girls, Explorers (Reception to Year 3) and Juniors (Year 4 to 6) get stickers for their sticker book every time they come to GB. There are two older sections: Seniors (Year 7 to 9) and Brigaders (Year 9 and above) and, as they complete their Journals, more badges are awarded. Their identity is a GB polo shirt and sweatshirt and Subs are £22.00 for the term. All the girls are awarded their prizes and trophies at our Awards Evening in July. Other activities including camping, competitions and taking part in a swimming gala. Explorers meet at 5.15 pm to 6.30 pm and the other sections at 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm. At the moment, there is no waiting list. Term starts on Wednesday12 September so come along. For further details, please contact Margaret Taylor on 01273 832286 or 077 99 66 00 43 or margaret@taylor24.plus.com.