DYW: Herstmonceux - January 19, 2011

ON THURSDAY, January 27, the Bull’s Head at Boreham Street will be holding a special Surf & Turf supper. Sizzling steaks, chicken and seafood will all be on offer and if you would like to book for this event please telephone them on 831981.

THE NEXT coffee morning at Herstmonceux church is on Saturday, January 22. They’ll all be there serving up coffee, tea or hot chocolate as well as a delicious selection of cakes between 10am and noon.

All are welcome. If you can help out with a cake or two on the day they would be more than grateful but don’t worry if you can’t, they’d still like to see you and hope you’ll enjoy catching up on all the local news and possibly taking part in the Sponsor a Shingle for the spire.

You can put a message on your piece of shingle and a record of it will be put into the book for future reference so please, as you can see, lots to do, lots to talk about and if you would like more details please call Pam on 833079.

THE NATIVITY and craft afternoon planned for just before Christmas, had to be cancelled due to bad weather, so therefore they have decided to hold a Bright Party in the community area at the back of Herstmonceux Church on Saturday, January 29.

They’ll be making and taking home craft items and also those very special Christingles for the service at Wartling Church on the 30th.

Donations of food and offers of help would be most appreciated as would any donations towards the cost of the materials.

If you need more information then give Pam a ring on 833079 or just pop along, they’ll make you most welcome and you will enjoy their company and all that goes with it during the afternoon.

ARTS Hut: Did you realise that since opening the Arts Hut in the village in 2007, they have actually exhibited the work of some 70 local artists as well as hosting a range of special events such as, farmer’s markets, wine tasting and a print workshop.

Their 2011 programme will concentrate on four main exhibitions and will still be able to remain open to shoppers on Mondays and Fridays, 9am-5pm.

Another point of interest is that Anna now has her paintings on show at five different galleries including the Avocet Gallery in Rye Harbour as well as Pictures and Frames at Horam and of course she still sells her greetings cards online. The first of their shows will be held in March and I promise to give you all the details closer to the time.

IT’S BINGO time at last! If you want to be there for the first games of the 2011 you need to make a note of the date, Wednesday, January 26, the time, 2.15pm and the cost, £3 for 12 games of bingo with prizes for both full houses and lines, a tea/coffee break during the interval all served up with some wonderful homemade cakes and of course their raffle.

Feel free to join them, more and more new faces appear.

CHURCH services on Sunday, January 23, and Holy Communion I(BCP) will be held at Herstmonceux church at 8am with Matins being held at Wartling church at 9.45am and Evensong At the Friends Meeting House at West End at 6pm.

THE GARDENERS’ Club hosts its bingo evening in the village hall on Friday, January 28 from 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £8 per person to include a supper of chicken and chips, sausage and chips or veggie burger and chips - available by telephoning 833006.

Don’t forget to leave your name, number of tickets required, telephone number and your choice of food.

FREE GUIDED walk - with the first one of the year being on Saturday, January 29, when everybody will be meeting in the car park of Bodiam Castle for a walk which covers a distance of just under six miles.

Refreshments will be available at the National Trust tea rooms afterwards or at the Castle pub which is opposite. The walk is classed as moderate and if you need further information please call Nick on 07918 907265.