Roselands and Seaside

THE RNLI: meets this morning (Friday) and has a change to its advertised speaker. Due to the indisposition of Sue Wilson, the speaker will now be Neil Kirby, proprietor of the Langham Hotel in Royal Parade, who will be interviewed by Paul James to reveal some Langham Hotel Secrets. Neil and his wife Wendy purchased the Langham exactly ten years ago and he will be talking about the ups and downs of working in the hospitality industry and will provide a behind-the-scenes look at running a hotel, including the hiring and firing of staff, the day to day running costs, and some of the strange and often funny experiences with guests. The meeting will be in the West Dean Suite of the Langham at 10am for 10.30am and non-members are welcome to attend. There is a small entry charge. Tea and coffee will be available and there will be a raffle.

THE PAUL DAVIS TRIO: will be providing background music at a Jazz Lunch on Sunday October 11 at the Langham Hotel. For bookings and enquiries, call 731451.

ARCHITECT RICHARD CROOK: will be speaking about the History of Eastbourne Pier to the Ladies’ Lunch Club at the Langham Hotel on Tuesday October 13. 12 noon for a 12.30pm start. For all enquiries about the Lunch Club and future speakers call 731451 or email frontdesk@langhamhotel.co.uk Speakers for the remainder of 2015 will include ventriloquist Steve Hewlett; former events manager Christopher Hare with many showbusiness stories in Forty Years Without A Proper Job; Pam Goodall who spent over a year cycling across Europe, Asia and America at the age of 60, and entertainers Will Fly and Alan Day with “Happy Christmas…100 Years ago!”

A COFFEE MORNING: will be held at Christ Church in Seaside on Wednesday October 14 from 9.30am-11am. There will be a few stalls and a raffle. Admission free.

THE ANNUAL TRAFALGAR DAY SERVICE: will take place at Christ Church on Sunday October 18, starting at 3pm. The national celebration commemorates the victory of the Royal Navy, commanded by Horatio Nelson, at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and is a time for Sea Cadets and all with a naval background to get together. Hymns at the service will include He Who Would Valiant Be and the popular Eternal Father, Strong To Save.

THE GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY: is running a series of free Singing for Pleasure workshops every Monday evening until October 19 at Christ Church, from 7.30pm-8.45pm. If you have ever wanted to be a singer, but not known where to start, then this friendly group could be for you.

SEASIDE AFTERNOON TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD: will have their October meeting on Wednesday 21 at 2pm, when the speaker will be Kevin Sutton from Wiltshire Farm Foods. Meetings are held in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church, facing Hanover Road, and there is a bus stop in Seaside near the church. New members are always welcome.

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