Down Your Way: Town Centre

ON Wednesday, February 22, the Saffrons Ladies Club, which meets in St. Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street at 10am, will have a talk by Philip Garner on Aspects of Eastbourne. Visitors are welcome on payment of £1. The club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month and would welcome new members. For details, contact Pam on 644442.

IF YOU are planning to stop smoking and would like some help, the NHS Stop Smoking Service will hold clinic in the Eastbourne Central Library tomorrow, Thursday, from 11am–1pm.

ON FRIDAY, February 24, the Under Ground Theatre hosts a jazz evening, featuring the Kelvin Christiane Quartet at 8pm. The jazz items are in an inventive style. Tickets £10 from the box Office (0845 6801926) or at the door.

On the following day, 10am-noon, there is a coffee morning in the theatre featuring American country music from Glyn “Johnny Cash” Burgess and the all female trio The Botticellis, combining humour and harmony.

ON FRIDAY and Saturday at 7.45pm and Saturday matinee at 2.45pm, the Eastbourne Operatic and Dramatic Society will present Tales from Wales at The Birley Centre, Carlisle Road. This comedy play has been written by a local writer. Seats costing £10 are available from the Box Office on 0845 6801926.

AS PART of History Month at the Central Library, Grove Road, Bourne Out hosts a literary and social evening on Saturday, February 25 5.30pm-7.30pm. You are invited to attend and read out a favourite poem, a piece of prose or a story.

If you do not wish to make a contribution just enjoy listening to the selection from others. Refreshments are provided. For details contact 07708 298674 or email

ON TUESDAY, February 28 Graham Albon will give an illustrated talk on Inland Waterways to the Guild at St. Andrew’s URC, Blackwater Road, at 2.30pm. All ladies are welcome.

ON MONDAY, February 27, at 2.30pm Louise Collins will talk about the Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice to the Fellowship in the Methodist Church Hall, Langney Road.

On Tuesday at 2.30pm the Vicar of St. John’s Church, Meads, Rev Allyson Lamb, the only female priest in the Eastbourne Deanery, will be give her testimony at the New Hope Baptist Friendship Hour.

A welcoming cup of tea will be served from 2pm and there will be a bring and buy ‘table’.

APOLOGIES to Ann Caira (formerly Cornell) project manager of WRVS Centre, Hyde Road, for misspelling her name. She advises that the centre has a craft group, which meets on a Tuesday, 10am–noon. Everyone is welcome. Lunches are also served and may be booked by 10am on the day.

ON Wednesday, February 29, or Thursday, March 1, you can donate a pint of your blood from 2pm-4.30pm and 5.30pm-8pm at The King’s Church Centre. Stocks of blood are very low at present.

THE ANNUAL Women’s World Day of Prayer Service this year takes place in Our Lady of Ransom Roman Catholic Church, Grange Road at 2.15pm on Friday March 2.

It will be led by representatives from various town churches The Mayor of Eastbourne, councillor Carolyn Heaps will be attending, with the address given by Major Linda Squirrel from the Salvation Army Citadel. The service, entitled Let Justice Prevail has been written by the Christian Women of Malaysia. All are welcome, including men.

IT WAS so uplifting to renew acquaintances with other members of the town’s central churches, when a united service to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was held in the Methodist Central Church. It is one of the few occasions when churches put aside their different styles of worship and united as one.

THE children’s charity Action for Children advises they have a few spare places for supporters in the Brighton Marathon on Sunday, April 15. The charity has recently opened a home in Eastbourne for young mothers and babies, who would otherwise be homeless. They need additional funding to provide carpets in the bedroom flats so babies have something soft on which to crawl. If you have already secured a place in the marathon AFC would love you to run for them. For details call Katie Frisby on 01293 852404.

MALCOLM Webster, the producer of the documentary film about the Riots in Eastbourne and the Salvation Army, advises that copies of the DVD are on sale at the tourist information centre, Cornfield Road.


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