CHRISTMAS GALA: held on Saturday 5 December at 2.30 pm, at Trinity Church, Coppice Avenue, Lower Willingdon. A performance by the Downland Singers and Wealden Brass. Programmes are £5. Available at the door, Wealden Brass or in advance by telephoning 484189. Refreshments during interval.

ST AIDAN’S PRAISE singers: are performing on the Gift by Graham Kendrick on Saturday 12 December at Broadway United Church, the Broadway, Lindfield Road, Hampden Park. Refreshments after the performance. At 2 pm. Contact Mick Mulley on mjmulley@gmail.com

SUSSEX STRINGS: gave a grand performance of classical music pieces to a large audience at Trinity Church, Coppice Avenue, Lower Willingdon recently. The programme included works by Gustav Holts with St Paul’s Suite, followed by Bethlehem Down by Peter Warlock. A selection of songs sung by Helen Bruce included I know that my Redeemer Liveth by Handel, followed by the Welsh song Y Gylfinir – the Curloew, a traditional piece My Love is like a Red Red Rose, and My Wedding by Jonathan Dove. Next followed a new piece by local composter Paul Lewis, who was inspired to write this piece of music whilst walking along the Pevensey Levels. On Pevensey Levels, one could feel the wind blowing over the levens, hear the birds sing, and was transported by the peace and solitude of the levels. Finally playing Suite for Sings by John Rutter. Which was followed by an encore of Scottish songs. Thus bringing an end to a very pleasant afternoon. The Strings ensemble were directed by Simon Smith. A Charity concert in aid of the Children’s Respite Trust. For more info about the orchestra or would like to join them please email sussexstrings@hotmail.co.uk or check out website www.sussexstrings.btck.co.uk

NEW BOOK now being reviewed: Windmills of Sussex by Derek Nicholas, please contact Maureen for more info. maureencopping@yahoo.co.uk or telephone 01323 485971 www.maureenschoice.co.uk

LATE NIGHT shopping: at Lower Willingdon Triangle on Thursday night 10Scout Kingfisher band is performing Christmas Carols. December 2015. Many stalls are in Trinity Church Hall, mince pies, sausage rolls, light snacks, refreshments, hog roast, Father Christmas will be visiting the Library, shops will be open till 9 pm. Come along and join in the fun. www.triangletraders.co.uk

CONCENTUS SINGS Christmas: Modern and Traditional Seasonal Favourites, on Saturday 12 December at 4 pm at St Leonard’s Parish Church, Church Street, Seaford, and Saturday 19 December at 4 pm at St Saviour’s Church, South Street, Eastboure. tickets £10. under 16s £5. at both events. available from the door, box office Newberry Tully Estate Agents, 53 Church Street, Seaford, and Semantics, 33 Grove Road, Eastbourne, Eastbourne Tourist Office or telephone 643358, www.concentus-sings.com and www.concentus.TICKETSOURCE. com.

GETTTING READY for Christmas: Our last meeting for this year will be Wednesday 16 December. Come and visit our stall holders, and what’s more where are the people? More stall holders required who sell produce, crafts and other stallholders at Trinity Community Market, held on Wednesday mornings at Trinity Church Hall, Coppice Avenue, Lower Willingdon. From 9.00 am to 12.30 pm. There is no charge to visit the market. Present stalls include card making materials, greetings cards, Christmas cards, new local history books, including books on Polegate and Eastbourne, knitted silk scarfs, knitted baby jackets. Christmas cards now available. Refreshments and light lunches. We hold a weekly raffle for local charities. Our last meeting for this year is on Wednesday 16 December. If you would like to book a stall contact Wendy on 489002 email wendyandterrybrown@gmail.com

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