SEASIDE Townswomen’s Guild meets on Wednesday afternoon (January 19), when hotelier and restaurateur Neil Kirby will speak about his 28 years working at the world famous Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.
Neil will be interviewed by Paul James about his life and work in From Park Lane to Royal Parade, and will be signing copies of his autobiography Celebrity Hotel.
Meetings are held in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church and begin at 2pm. For details of this friendly local branch of the Townswomen’s Guild, call Eileen on 767199.
THE FRIENDSHIP Club, based in the lounge of Duke Bernard Court in Latimer Road, will meet on Thursday (January 20) from 2.15pm to 3.45pm. The club is aimed at senior citizens and members meet on a social basis to chat over a cup of tea, or take part in quizzes or games. More details can be obtained by calling Hazel or Dick on 722450.
A WHIST drive for everyone who enjoys a friendly game of cards will be held in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church tomorrow afternoon (Thursday) starting 2.15pm. The cost is £2 per person. For more details call Gladys on 720885.
A MANNEQUIN coffee morning will be held at the Langham Hotel on Monday January 24 for fashion conscious ladies. The cost is £3.75 per person and places can be booked by calling 731451.
THE PUDDING Club will meet to celebrate Australia Day on Wednesday January 26, with a lunch at the Langham Hotel. The menu will be Australian, complemented by a different Australian wine for each course. Emma Burstall from Brown Brothers will explain the background to each wine and why it has been chosen to accompany the particular dish. The lunch is at 12noon for 12.30pm, and can be booked by calling 731451.
A QUIZ NIGHT will be the next social and fundraising event at Christ Church and will be held in St Augustine’s Hall, facing Hanover Road, on Saturday January 29 starting at 7.30pm.
The quiz will be played in teams of six, and the rounds will be fashion, music, sport, history, geography, Music Hall, natural history, and general knowledge.
The cost is £6 per person, which includes a supper of soup and a roll followed by gateaux. To reserve a table call Meg on 487229. Don’t worry if you are on your own, as there will be a team that you can join.
ST WILFRID’S Hospice will benefit from a fundraising Burns Night Supper on Tuesday, January 25, which will include a four-course dinner, with haggis and a wee dram, and a piper.
The traditional Scottish celebration will be at the Langham Hotel, Royal Parade, with arrival from 7.30pm for dinner at 8pm, and tickets cost £18.50 per person.
Diners are requested to wear something with a Scottish theme, which can range from a tartan bow tie or scarf to the full regalia.
For more information or to buy tickets, call 731451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE FILM Forum meets in the Brodie Hall of Christ Church on Friday, January 28, at 7pm, when there will be an opportunity to watch a full-length film, followed a general discussion. A contribution of £2 is requested to help cover expenses.
Due to licensing restrictions the title of the film is not allowed to be advertised in advance, but more information can be obtained by emailing email@example.com or visit www.xpeastbourne.org/whatwedo/film.forum.htm
THE ROYAL National Lifeboat Institute will be having a sponsored Welly Walk on Sunday, January 30.
The walk starts at the boathouse in Sovereign Harbour at 10am, passing the Inshore Lifeboat Station at 11am, and finishing at the RNLI Museum on the Wish Tower slopes at 12noon.
The event will include a competition for children and a prize for the best dressed wellies.
Adults pay £4 to register in advance, or £5 on the day. Children £3 in advance, £4 on the day. Under fives and dogs can take part for free.
To register, contact Derek Legg on 735970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FORMER Mayor and Mayoress of Eastbourne, Councillor Greg Szanto and Mrs Clare Szanto will reveal all about their time in office at a lunch on Monday, January 31.
Called A View From The Top, the new series of lunches will have guest speakers that have reached the heights in their profession, and will be interviewed by Paul James about their life and work, spilling the beans on the highlights, lowlights, and some of their extraordinary experiences.
The lunch will be held at the Langham Hotel in Royal Parade at 12noon for 12.30pm and costs £16.
To book, call 731451 as soon as possible.