Roselands and Seaside

CULTURE AND CAKE: is the Redoubt Fortress’s autumn series of talks given by members of the Heritage Team. On Saturday October 17 Heritage Service Manager Jo Seaman will present From Stone Age to Space Age, and will explore what made us so clever so quickly. What happened in just a few thousand years to help humans make the leap from Stone Age hunter gatherers to builders of global civilizations? This talk will look at the factors that helped homo sapiens make the leaps in technology and thinking that have enabled us to develop rapidly and will also discuss what evidence for these advances has been left for us around Eastbourne. The talk will be in Casemate 20 of the Redoubt, from 2pm-3.30pm, followed by tea and cake in the Outpost Cafe, and a question and answer session. The cost is £6 per person and bookings can be made by calling 410300 or call into the Redoubt reception in person. This month there will also be a series of Twilight Tours of the Fortress which will take place on October 17, 23, 24 and 30. From ghostly sightings and mysterious objects to tales of gruesome battles, the torch lit guided tours around the creepy corridors and tunnels of the Redoubt Fortress are sure to be spine-chilling. The tours start at 7pm and cost £5 adults and £3 children. Contact the Redoubt for bookings and further information.

THE ANNUAL TRAFALGAR DAY SERVICE: will take place at Christ Church on Sunday October 18, starting at 3pm. The national celebration commemorates the victory of the Royal Navy, commanded by Horatio Nelson, at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and is a time for Sea Cadets and all with a naval background to get together. Hymns at the service will include He Who Would Valiant Be and the popular Eternal Father, Strong To Save.

A COFFEE MORNING: will be held at Christ Church in Seaside on Wednesday October 21 from 9.30am-11am. There will be a few stalls and a raffle. Admission is free. The church is currently having a new kitchen installed in the base of the tower and the work is due to be completed in November.

SEASIDE AFTERNOON TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD: will have their October meeting on Wednesday 21 at 2pm, when the speaker will be Kevin Sutton from Wiltshire Farm Foods. Meetings are held in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church, facing Hanover Road, and there is a bus stop in Seaside near the church. New members are always welcome.

THE CARL GREENWOOD TRIO: will be providing background music at a Jazz Lunch on Sunday October 25 at the Langham Hotel. For bookings and enquiries, call 731451.

VENTRILOQUIST STEVE HEWLETT: will be entertaining the Ladies’ Lunch Club at the Langham Hotel on Tuesday October 27 with Thinking Inside The Box. 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 former events manager Christopher Hare with many showbusiness stories in Forty Years Without A Proper Job; 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 FRIENDSHIP CLUB: for senior citizens will have their next monthly meeting on Thursday October 29 in the lounge of Duke Bernard Court, Latimer Road, from 2.15pm to 3.45pm. Members meet on a social basis to chat over a cup of tea, or take part in quizzes and games. There is a small subscription to cover the cost of refreshments. More details can be obtained by calling Hazel or Dick on 722450.

FILM FORUM: meets in the Brodie Hall of Christ Church on Friday October 30 at 7pm when a full length feature film will be shown, followed by a short general discussion. The theme will be ‘The Struggle of Aung San Suu Kyi’. The cost is £2 per person. Due to licensing restrictions the title of the film cannot be advertised, but information can be obtained by calling 749653 or visit the website

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