DYW: Town Centre - February 2, 2011

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WOULD you like to meet people from other countries, make new friends and learn about different cultures? The Eastbourne Cultural Communities Network aims to unite the interests and skills of ethnic groups in the Eastbourne area. It is an chance to learn about different cultures. More details from at Units 4 and 7, Cavendish Business Centre, 86a Cavendish Place or on 735772.

ON SATURDAY, February 5, 10am to noon, Jane-Heidi Gray has an art exhibition at the coffee morning in the Eastbourne Underground Theatre, Grove Road. There will be large canvasses, unique, modern and contemporary. Admission is free, with coffee, tea and homemade cakes for sale, plus a sale of jigsaws.

At 8pm Louise Jameson will present a drama entitled Pulling Faces about society’s obsession with youth beauty and transformation. Doors open at 7.30 pm. Tickets, £9, available by telephoning 737677, the UGT event, the Tourist Information Centre or at the door (subject to availability). On Sunday, the Lycydas Trio give an afternoon of chamber music at 3pm.

A VERY warm welcome is extended to Rev. Mark Redhouse and his family as the Vicar of All Soul’s Church, Susans Road. He has come to Eastbourne from Horam.

ON TUESDAY, February 8, at 2.30pm in St Andrew’s URC, Blackwater Road, Hilda Sutton talks to the Guild about magazines. A warm welcome is extended to ladies to join them.

TONY Lilley will talk on the subject of The Gideons at the Friendship Hour, New Hope Baptist Church. The meeting is at the Central Methodist Church Hall, Langney Road at 2.30pm also on February 8. All are welcome.

ON SATURDAY, February 12, 2.30pm-3.30pm a tea chat shop is being held in Holy Trinity Church Hall, Trinity Place. This includes a table-top sale, everything except food and clothing at ridiculously low prices, together with the benefit of a tea room for tea and chat.

WANT a break from cooking meals? Ashley Catering, part of the Ashley Gardens and Bendigo Care Homes, can provide freshly prepared hot or cold meals from a wide and varied menu, delivered lunchtime.

Vegetarian and special diets can be catered for and delivered from Monday to Saturday if ordered by 9.30am the same day. Weekend meals must be ordered by noon on a Friday. For details of menu and cost, ring 642599.

SOME OF the best sources of tracing family history are Census records, with the first full census taken in 1841. You can use the central library computers for free, if you are a library member, to view censuses as well as birth, marriage and death records. The website also has a feature allowing you to search for your ancestors in old newspaper and military records.

TOYS in motion is a mobile library where you can borrow toys, games, puzzles etc for free. The yellow van visits the Devonshire Children’s Centre, Seaside, every Friday, 10.20am-10.50am. Membership and toys hire are free.

IF YOU have concerns about your child’s language development, visit the Chatterbox Corner Drop In at the Devonshire Children’s Centre on Monday, February 7, 9.30am-11.30am for a chat with a speech and language therapist.

ON GOOD Friday evening, the Easter Oratorio The Crucifixion will be sung in the Central Methodist Church, Pevensey Road. Rehearsals for this work commence at the church at 7.30pm on Wednesday, February 9. If you would like to be part of this choir, call director of music, Spencer Freeman on 729013.

FROM Wednesday, February 16, to Saturday , February 19, the Hailsham Community College of Performing Arts present the musical On One Day, at the Devonshire Park Theatre, nightly 7.30pm with a 2.30pm Saturday matinee. This new work, devised by the staff and students, explores the evacuees’ experiences during World War II. Tickets £18 from the Theatre Box Office.

HOW uplifting to join with Christians from other town centre churches for a United Service to mark the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, in the Salvation Army Citadel.

The service was led by Major David Squirrel, the Corps Officer, with Bible passages read by lay workers from St. John’s Anglican and Our Lady of Ransom Roman Catholic Churches.

The prayers for Unity were led by the Central Methodist Church Minister Rev. Peter Howard, and the Minister of New Hope Baptist Church gave the address, emphasising we are all one church, even though we have different styles of worship.

ON SATURDAY, February 12, the King’s Community Church, Edison Road, hosts a visit from the renowned London Community Gospel Choir. For lovers of gospel music this is a not to missed event.