Down Your Way Town Centre - May 30th

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TODAY (Wednesday), at 1pm, a mix of local talent will entertain at the lunchtime concert in All Soul’s Church, Susan’s Road. Admission is free, drinks available. Next Wednesday,June 6, Michael Stumbles will present a musical experience with different tunes.

ON Thursday, May 31, a Cookery Course takes place for young mothers in the Devonshire Children’s Centre, Seaside, 9.30am to 11.30am. New recipes will be taught and new skills gained in a relaxed, hands-on atmosphere. Call 464160 if you would like to attend.

TODAY and tomorrow there will be representatives outside Debenham’s store, Terminus Road, to answer any questions or problems you may be experiencing with TV Digital change-over, due to come in to effect by the end of the month. The representatives will also be outside the store on June 13/14, the final cut-off date.

KAY and Mary lead a brisk pace eight-and-a-half mile ramble on Saturday, -June 2 , starting at St. Bede’s School, Upper Dukes Drive at 9.20-am . It should finish about 1pm with an optional picnic lunch on the beach after the walk.

TO MARK the Celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee, a coffee morning is being held at St. Andrew’s United Reformed Church (URC), Blackwater Road, on June 2, 10.30am-noon. On the Jubilee Bank Holiday (June 5) at 11am, Simon Ballard will give a piano recital in the church, while on Wednesday, June 6, James Lloyd Thomas will give an organ recital at 7.30pm.

ALSO on June 2. local musicians will be joining together to present songs at the Coffee Morning in the Underground Theatre, 10am-noon. Admission is free.

AND on Saturday (June 2) the Eastbourne Carnival Procession takes place along the seafront. Some 300 stewards are required for this event and the town’s Christian Community have been asked if they could supply these. If you feel you would like to help in this way, contact martyn@relf.org.uk.

ON Sunday, June 3, to mark the Diamond Jubilee, Rev. Brian Wightwick will lead a Special Service in the Upperton URC, Upperton Road, at 10.30am. Special music prepared by the Director of Music, Graham Albon, will include the anthem ‘O Taste and See’ by Vaughn Williams and ‘Glory to God in the Highest’.

IF YOU would like to know more about the town and its attractions there are walking tours on Mondays and Wednesdays at 3pm or Thursdays and Sundays at 8pm. The walks, led by Harry Pope, take one-and-a-half hours. -Meet at the pier side of the Bandstand. -Sandy Powell’s old house, the former Eastbourne Medic who was cleared of killing some of his patients, will be pointed out, as well as the sites of two separate Public Baths that were serviced by the tide. Tickets £5 in advance from the Tourist Information Centre or the Seafront Office adjacent to the Bandstand. If the weather is really bad the walks will be cancelled.

ON Sunday, June 3 Harveys Brass Ensemble will give an afternoon of music on the beach behind the Bandstand at 3pm, with deckchairs facing the stage. Battle Town Band will conduct a ‘Sunday Night on the Prom’ at 8pm.

THE Eastbourne Food Bank, which provides emergency food for local people in crisis, advises that, so far in the past six months, they have supplied in excess of 1,700 people, three days worth of food (10 meals). They have received over 15 tonnes of donated food with thanks. 13 tonnes have been given away so far.