Tickets for Ditchling’s 60s music evening on Saturday October 17 have been selling fast as ‘regulars’ have rushed to snap them up from Ditchling Post Office and Parkers in the High Street.
They are also available by phoning 01273 845361. Tickets cost the same as the last two years, just £13 including light refreshments. As numbers are strictly limited, those interested in attending are advised to book their tickets early to avoid being disappointed, which unfortunately happens to some people every year due to the popularity of this event.
The DJ will be Brighton’s popular ‘Tommy the Legend’, whose knowledge and enthusiasm for 1960s music is well-known. As usual, the playlist will feature the famous bands and artistes of that exceptional decade, including the Rolling Stones, Kinks, Supremes, Beatles, Beach Boys, Elvis and many others.
A well-stocked bar will be available, with all profits going to the charity, Fauna & Flora International (reg charity 1011102), backed by Sir David Attenborough and under the patronage of HM the Queen. This year the disco proceeds will again be used to help the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas of East Africa. Only about 800 of these gentle and charismatic apes remain and the £2800 raised last year has helped their continued survival.
Report contributed by Sylvia Bain