Remembrance Sunday, 11 November: brought hundreds of people into the High Street to join the parade to the War Memorial for the service which as usual included the Two Minutes silence and the reading of the names of the 77 men whose names are recorded on the memorial, and then into Holy Trinity Church for the Remembrance Service which marked the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Saturday 17 November, Hurstpierpoint Bowls Club, South Avenue, BN5 9QB, 7 pm for 7.30 start: NSPCC Quiz: Tickets £10 per person to include fish and chip supper. Teams of 4 to 6 people. Raffle and Licensed Bar. Tickets from Mishon Mackay, 106 High Street. 01273 834602
Music & Wine in the West Gallery: Holy Trinity Church, Saturday 17 November, 6 pm. Mark Jennings, Classical Guitarist. Mark last played for us in 2016 to a hugely enthusiastic audience so he is coming again. It helps to know how many people are coming so we can put out the right number of chairs and stock the bar, so email me at email@example.com if you can plan ahead, or simply turn up and pay on the door. £5 per head. Licenced bar.
Saturday 17 November: 7.30 pm, Danny House, New Way Lane. Hurst/Hassocks charity reMEmber is hosting a celebration of the centenary of the Royal Air Force at Danny House. There will be an illustrated talk on the history of the RAF from Colin Cummings, former RAF officer and Chair of the RAF Historical Society. Air Vice Marshal Peter Millar will also be in attendance, and there will be an opening address from Dr William Weir, medical advisor to reMEmber. Wine and canapes will be served during the interval and there will be a grand raffle. All proceeds to help train a doctor and build a network of services to help adults and children who suffer from the long-term illness ME. Tickets (£20) available from Marcus Grimes, Estate Agents, High Street, Hurst or online via Eventbrite by going to www.remembercfs.org.uk/news/events. Or by post from reMEmber, PO Box 1647, Hassocks BN6 9GQ; please make cheques payable to reMEmber. For more information telephone Janice Kent 01273 831733, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website www.remembercfs.org.uk
Hurst Village Cinema: Thursday 15 November 7.30 for 8 pm. Beast (12a) Here is a terrific debut film, from a young British film maker who is one to watch. It is and increasingly intense psychological thriller which deftly overturns expectations as it dances between timeless fable, modern romance and murder mystery.
Friday, 23 November 7.30 for 8 pm. The Boy Downstairs (12A)
Diana is a writer returning to New York after two years in London. Through a friend, she finds the perfect apartment on the second floor of a Brownstone. She thinks that she’s struck the jackpot - but then she sees her downstairs neighbour. It’s Ben - her ex-boyfriend who broke her heart years earlier. Having inadvertently moved into his building, Diana is forced to reflect on her past relationship and revisit long-buried feelings.
Tuesday, 20 November, 7.45 pm, Club Suite, Village Centre, Trinity Road: Wolstonbury WI Monthly Meeting; Annual Meeting followed by cheese and wine. Visitors welcome. Enquiries 01273 834421
November 30 to December 9: Hurst Players Pantomime, Beauty and the Beast. Earlier this year with various start times and dates. Tickets available online at www.hurstplayers.org.uk or in person on Saturdays from the Players Theatre Box Office from 10 am. to 1 pm. Adults £10, under-12s £6, family £28. Always very popular, so get your tickets now!
Reverse Advent Calendar Scheme: Christmas is coming, but for some families it is a struggle to manage the additional demands on income. The churches and other groups in the village are organising a ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’ scheme again this year. Just find a box, and put an item into it every day during Advent (December 1st to December 24th) and bring it to Holy Trinity Church on 24th December, or contact me to arrange delivery. Non-perishable food (tins and packets) plus other items including toiletries, will be very welcome. See a longer article in Hurst Life for more details. The contents of the boxes will be given to two charities - Family Support Work and Off the Fence – which support people in need. Gifts will be distributed very soon after Christmas when budgets have often been stretched to the limit. Please phone me on 01273 835113 or email email@example.com.