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Jenny Seale

Herstmonceux

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, All Saints, 8am Holy Communion (BCP). St Mary Magdalene Wartling, 10am Holy Communion (Said Service), 6pm Carol Service.

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CHRISTINGLE SERVICES: This Sunday at Upper Dicker at 9.15am and Hellingly Church at 10.45am. Children’s Society candle collecting tubes are on the table by the door in church, please take one if you wish, or pass onto families likely to be in church. They can be returned on December 9 or passed to a sides-person at a later date. This is a special service, especially as 2018 is the 50th anniversary of Christingle Services. Please note that this will not be a communion service.

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VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS: The Michelham Priory Victorian Christmas this weekend is based on the story A Christmas Carol. Come and enjoy the house decorated for Christmas through the ages. There will be Carol singing, bell ringing, A Christmas Carol children’s drama sessions, dress up and take your own Victorian selfie, children’s crafts, and much more. But most importantly of all, Father Christmas will be there. Tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday 11am to 4pm at Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker.

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SANTA ROAD TOUR: The Hailsham Rotary Club will be accompanying Santa to the following roads from 5pm today, Friday. The Drive, Chichester Rd, Buckle Gdns, Malthouse Rd, Houghton Way, Akehurst Cl, Luscombe Ave, Mannington Rd. Saturday – Brunel Dr, Telford Lane, Trevithick Path, Hedley Way, Gournay Rd. Sunday, Gleneagles Dr (BMW), The Belfry, Turnberry Dr, St Mellion Cl, Mountain Ash Cl, St Boswells Cl, Melrose Cl, Pitreavie Dr, Dunbar Dr, Woburn Cl, Holyhead Cl, Wentworth Cl, Sunningdale Cl, St Andrew’s Cl. Monday, Harebeating Dr, Hawkstown Gdns, Hawkstown View, Harebeating Dr, Falcon Way, Hawkstown Cres, Harebeating Cres, Oak Tree Way, Quinnell Dr. Tuesday, Cacklebury Cl, Ingrams Way, Arlington Rd East, Coopers Way, Blacksmiths Copse, Millers Rise, Carpenters Way, Whittens Cl, Meadow Rd, The Holt. Wednesday, Tesco Hailsham. Thursday, Field Cl, Cuckmere Cl, Sheppey Walk, Iona Cl, Shetland Cl, Anglesey Ave, Lundy Walk, Solent Crescent. Friday, Tesco Eastbourne. The road tours around Hailsham continue daily until Sunday 23 December. Look out for the Santa Stops Here signs each night. This year Santa will be stopping at safe places in each road rather than outside every child’s house. Listen out for him as he arrives. He starts his journey each night at about 5pm and will not finish until every road and street is covered on the list that night. To see the full list, visit the Hailsham Rotary Club Facebook Page.

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TWINNING AGM: The twinning association hopes you will come along to their eat, meet and greet new members and AGM this evening, Friday, at 7.30pm. It is in the Charles Hunt Centre (Waitrose car park) and there will be Christmas nibbles and a chance to find out more about the association. You do not need to be able to speak French and neither do you have to host visits to be a part of the organisation. You just have to like meeting new people in England and in France.

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WEDDING SHOWCASE: On Sunday come along to Blackstock Estate, Grove Hill from 10am to 3pm. Free entry. Meet the wedding team, explore the venue and grounds, sample wedding food.

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TUDOR CHRISTMAS: At Michelham Priory tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday from 10.30am to 5pm. There will be plenty going on this weekend. Get into the Tudor festive spirit with many Tudor re-enactors in the house displaying what Christmas in Tudor times was really like. Over the weekend there will be dancing, singing with the Sussex Folk Carol service (Sunday only), Tudor games for families to play, food demonstrations including marzipan sculpting, crossbow specialists talking about hunting game at Christmas, weapons demos and displays, Tudor cosmetics and makeup, Tudor medicine. Join in making Tudor decorations and garlands. A Scribe will be in the house showing Christmas calligraphy and illuminations. There will also be Tudor Christmas crafts. This is the first part of Christmas through the ages, a Christmas Carol Christmas and an Evacuees Christmas to follow. For more information visit Visit www.sussexpast.co.uk.

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CHARITY POP-UP: Last day tomorrow, Saturday. Pop in and pick up some last minute Christmas gifts. It is at the end of the shopping parade on Gardner Street (opposite the Sundial). St Wilfrid’s Hospice and Children with Cancer fund will both benefit from this event. There will be handcrafted decorations and gifts by local crafters.

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WEALDEN BRASS CONCERT: This is tomorrow, Saturday, at 6.30pm in Hellingly Church. Please come along and support this concert, all money raised goes to church funds.

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QUIZ NIGHT: Saturday December 1, Dicker Village Hall 7pm for 7.30 pm start Tickets £7.50 includes supper with tea or coffee. Bring your own other drinks. Contact Jenny 01323 844687 or Glynis 01323 846924 for details and to book. Fun Christmas event in aid of Upper Dicker Village Hall.

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CHRISTMAS FAIR: Wartling Christmas fair is tomorrow, Saturday, from 11am to 2pm at Reid Hall, Boreham Street. Entry is £1 and there will be stalls, tombola, raffle, cakes, games, books etc. Christmas meal is £8 which includes entry. Enquiries 01323 833079.

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LIGHTS SWITCH-ON: Today, Friday, in Vicarage Field the lights will be switched on at about 6pm by the Mayor and two winners of the Decorate your Christmas Pizza competition run by Dominos. From 5pm Santa will be handing out free sweets to children, Hailsham Community College and Grovelands Community Primary School choirs will be carol singing. There will also be festive refreshments, candy floss and roasted chestnuts. Hailsham FM will be playing Christmas music throughout and Hailsham Parish Church will be hosting their Open Church directly after the switch-on, where there will be background music and free hot drinks served, including hot chocolate.

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FUN BINGO: This is at Herstmonceux Village Hall tomorrow, Saturday, at 2pm. £6 for a book of 12 games and refreshments. Extra books cost £3. Raffle. Proceeds to the Windmill Hill Windmill Trust.

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LIGHTS SWITCH-ON: At Vicarage Field on Friday November 23, there will be festive entertainment in addition to the big switch-on. Santa will be handing out free sweets to children, and pupils from Hailsham Community College and Grovelands Community Primary School will be carol singing before the official switch-on, which takes place at 6pm. The lucky winners of the Best Christmas Pizza Design competition, which will be announced before the switch-on, will press the button to turn on the town’s Christmas lights. If that was not enough, there will be festive refreshments on sale including candy floss (courtesy of Hailsham Lions) and roasted chestnuts. Hailsham FM will be playing Christmas music throughout the event and Hailsham Parish Church will be hosting their Open Church directly after the switch-on, where there will be background music and free hot drinks served, including hot chocolate.

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CHRISTMAS FAIR: Come along tomorrow, Saturday, for the Christmas Fair at Hellingly village hall, North Street, from 10am to noon. There are Guide and Brownie led competitions, stalls, gifts, raffle, cakes, bottle, books and lots more.

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DICKER CABARET: The Dicker Players are pleased to announce that this year £2 from every ticket sold for their Cabaret, will be donated to the Royal British Legion. What are you waiting for? Roll up, roll up, get yer loverly tickets ‘ere. Get your singing voice on and dress up (if you want) it’s going to be . Oh, What a Lovely Dicker Cabaret on Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8, at Hailsham Pavilion at 7.45pm. The evening contains sketches, comedy routines and songs but be warned, some of the material is of an adult nature which might cause offence. This year, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, they are including a wartime theme in the show. The first half will be mainly sketch based in their familiar Cabaret style. The second half will be similar but all the sketches, acts (including a disastrous 10 minute play) and songs will be based around a wartime theme. Be prepared to join in the songs and, if you want to enter into the spirit, feel free to dress up appropriately or bring a Union Jack to wave! This is probably the funniest live show you are ever likely to see (in Hailsham anyway). The perfect pre-Christmas treat for you, your family, friends, office. For further information call Clive on 07801 720763. All seats £12. Tickets available now from Hailsham Pavilion Box Office 01323 841414 or www.hailshampavilion.co.uk.

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REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: On November 11, 10.30am to 11.30am at Hellingly Cemetery. Youth procession is from Hellingly School 10.20am to the memorial for a service and return.

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PARISH COUNCIL: Next meeting of Arlington PC is on Thursday at 7.30pm in Arlington Village Hall. Paper copies of the draft minutes of the October meeting available at the Village Shop or see http://www.arlingtonparish.org.uk for all APC information.

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THE MADNESS MUSICAL: The show has been running all week but there are still three more performances if you have not yet got your tickets. Today, Friday, and tomorrow, Saturday, evening at 7.30pm with a matinee tomorrow at 2.30pm. This popular and upbeat musical is being performed by HATS at Herstmonceux Village Hall. Tickets are £12 adults and £8 children available online from hats-uk.org, Stevens and Carter, Hailsham 01323 840444, The Malthouse, Herstmonceux 01323 819216.

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FARMERS MARKET: Go along for all your fresh local produce. From 9am to 12.30pm tomorrow, Saturday. The Hailsham Farmers’ Market will be at the Cattle Market Site on Market Street. This month our focus is local traceable food and craft work. There will be the usual range of producers selling locally reared and produced food. Carol’s Confections will be willing to take orders for cakes etc for collection next month at the Christmas market. There will be a good range of quality apples and pears along with a broad selection of seasonal vegetables. There is plenty of free parking on site - pick your goods from the range at our stalls and pack your shopping straight into your car. Support your local producers and craftspeople at Hailsham Farmers’ Market, Market Street, Hailsham BN27 2AG. Traders: For information on taking a pitch please call 01892 852168 or email info@hailshamfarmersmarket.co.uk.

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