FLOWER FESTIVAL: The festival starts today, Friday, at St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Road for three days. This popular event will be officially opened by the Mayor of Seaford, Cllr Dave Argent, at 11am. Come along and see the beautiful floral displays the theme Glory of Creation and there is an accompanying show of patchwork quilts in the Parish Rooms where you can also enjoy refreshments. Today, Friday, and tomorrow, Saturday, 10.30am to 5.30pm and Sunday 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Entry is free.

ARMED FORCES DAY: Seahaven Veterans and Armed Forces Day, one of the town’s major events, is being held at the Martello Fields tomorrow, Saturday, from 11 am to 4pm. Parade and Inspection from 12.20pm. There will be music, Tavern in the Tent, community stalls, funfair, military vehicles and much more. Programme available from Tourist Information Office, local shops and also on the day.

EXHIBITION: Seaford Art Club is holding their annual exhibition of recent works starting tomorrow, Saturday, to Thursday from 10am to 4.30pm at Arts@theCrypt Gallery, 23 Church Street. Entry is free. There will also be original works and unique gift cards for sale.

CHARITY GARDEN PARTY: Hosted by Mr and Mrs M P Logan at 31 Sutton Avenue on Sunday from 11.30am to 5pm. There will be performances by Seaford Silver Band and Rock and Jazz Orchestra and you can enjoy ploughmans, cream teas, cakes also plants for sale.

MEETING: Seaford Bonfire Society are holding their open committee meeting on Thursday at The White Lion, Belgrave Road at 7.30pm. Come along and become a member.

COUNCIL MEETING: The Finance and general purpose committee is meeting at 7pm on Thursday at Seaford Town Council, 37 Church Street.

FLOWER CLUB: Seaford Evening Flower Club will be at the Local Market in Clinton Place on Tuesday July 7, 10.30am to 2.30pm. They will be in the cafe area selling fresh flower posies, vases, glass ware and running a tombola. Proceeds in support of the club and its chosen charity for this year, St James Trust. New flower club members are always welcome, so pick up a leaflet for a free visit.

A SPECIAL TREAT: Has been arranged for the East Blatchington Lecture, a talk about one of the country’s most controversial kings by a leading expert Dr Phil Stone who is chairman of the Richard III Society. News of this has spread and supporters of the monarch and the society are expected from Brighton and London. He reigned from 1483 to 1485 Richard III has become one of the country’s most famed monarchs not least because of the recent discovery of his remains beneath a Leicester car park, given a royal burial at Leicester Cathedral. The lecture will be at St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Road on Tuesday July 7 at 2.30pm. Tickets are £7 including refreshments, so don’t be disappointed and get your ticket early from Newberry Tully Estate Agent, Church Street. Footnote: by the way, some say that his last words were not as Shakespeare put it ‘My kingdom for a horse’ but the agonised cry ‘Treason! Treason! Treason!’

FOOD SWAP: Seaford Summer Food Swap is being held on Saturday July 18 at Seven Sisters Public House, Alfriston Road starting at 10am. Anyone can take part. For more details and to register to attend this event please contact Adele or Di on 01323 492995 or 01323 897897,

CONCERT: Tomorrow, Saturday, at St Luke’s Church, Walmer Road, Chyngton Musical Entertainment including Oasis Choir members and Seaford Primary Chamber Choir. 3pm to 5pm, entry £4 to include cake and teas. Contact 890432.

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