Roselands and Seaside

A FAMILY HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICE: will be held at Christ Church in Seaside on Sunday October 4 at 10.30am. You are invited to take along non-perishable food items, which will later be distributed to the Matthew 25 Mission and Family Support Work.

THE WALSINGHAM CELL: next meets for a Mass in the Memorial Chapel of Christ Church on Monday October 5 at 6.15pm. Refreshments will follow the service. For details about Cell membership and the annual pilgrimages to Walsingham, call 728522.

THE DOWAGER LADY CRABTREE: will be the guest speaker at a lunch on Wednesday October 7 with her talk How To Grow Old Disgracefully, to help raise funds towards the completion of Gildredge Park Bowls Club’s extension to its club house, for which £25,000 is required. The lunch is at 12 noon for 12.30pm at the Langham Hotel and includes a pre-lunch drinks reception, three course meal and coffee, plus entertainment from Lady Crabtree. The cost is £22.50 and all monies will be donated to the club house extension project. For enquiries and bookings, call 731451.

THE RNLI HAS A CHANGE: to its advertised speaker for the next meeting on Friday October 9. Due to the indisposition of Sue Wilson, the speaker will now be Neil Kirby, proprietor of the Langham Hotel in Royal Parade, who will be interviewed by Paul James to reveal some Langham Hotel Secrets. Neil and his wife purchased the Langham exactly ten years ago and he will be talking about the ups and downs of working in the hospitality industry and will provide a behind-the-scenes look at running a hotel, including the hiring and firing of staff, the day to day running costs, and some of the strange and often funny experiences with guests. The meeting will be in the West Dean Suite of the Langham at 10am for 10.30am and non-members are welcome to attend. There is a small entry charge. Tea and coffee will be available and there will be a raffle.

A QUIZ NIGHT: will be held in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church on Saturday October 10, and tickets can be booked by calling Meg on 487229. The cost is £10 per person, which will include a fish and chip supper. The quiz will be played in teams of six people.

ARCHITECT RICHARD CROOK: will be speaking about the History of Eastbourne Pier to the Ladies’ Lunch Club at the Langham Hotel on Tuesday October 13. 12 noon for a 12.30pm start. For all enquiries about the Lunch Club and future speakers call 731451 or email Speakers for the remainder of 2015 will include ventriloquist Steve Hewlett; former events manager Christopher Hare; Pam Goodall who spent over a year cycling across Europe, Asia and America at the age of 60, and entertainers Will Fly and Alan Day with “Happy Christmas…100 Years ago!”

THE GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY: is running a series of free Singing for Pleasure workshops every Monday evening until October 19 at Christ Church, from 7.30pm-8.45pm. If you have ever wanted to be a singer, but not known where to start, then this friendly group could be for you.

THE SEARCH IS ON FOR BEACH HUT INNOVATORS: Eastbourne Borough Council is currently holding a Beach Hut Competition and has announced a series of free events this month in a drive to involve the community every step of the way. These will include walking tours of the seafront, creative workshops and one-to-one sessions with project architect Simon Barker.
The competition is divided into separate categories for both professional architects and local residents to submit ideas for beach hut structures that will become valuable community resources in the years to come. 
Creative Workshops: with Sheridan Quigley will be held at the Redoubt Fortress on Saturday October 3 from 10am -1pm; the Towner Gallery on Saturday October 17 from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, and at the Leaf Hall in Seaside on Saturday October 24 from 10am-1pm.
A seafront wal:k from the Pier to Spray Water Sports, visiting the proposed sites, with Eastbourne resident and local historian Jo Seaman will be on Sunday October 18 from 11.30am-1pm.
Other events will be provided to engage members of the community in the design process and support entrants to realise their vision. No specialist skills are needed, just exciting ideas. The events are free to attend, but booking is essential. Contact Community and Outreach Co-Ordinator Teri Sayers-Cooper by emailing , call 400664, or visit the website
 The Iconic Beach Huts Competition was launched in September with the aim of encouraging entries for imaginative and innovative beach hut designs. The outcome of the competition will be five bespoke beach huts which will be sited at key locations in Devonshire ward, to the east of the pier, forming part of the bicycle route of the Coastal Culture Trail linking three award winning galleries: the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne, De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill and the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings. 
 Details of how to enter the competition can be found at for professional architects, who will need to register by October 9. Members of the local community wishing to take part should register by November 9 at

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