Storrington featured events to note

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Apr
20
Sat
Steyning Spring Holistic Fair @ The Steyning Centre
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Poster for Steyning Holistic Fair. Photos of crystals, candles and yoga position

Silverdragon Wellbeing presents the Steyning Spring Holistic Fair

April 20th 2024 10am-4pm

Spring welcomes the return of the Steyning Holistic Fair. An uplifting event with lots of exciting stalls in the main hall, therapies in the tranquil healing space and inspirational talks in the talks room.

Exhibitors include local producers, Natural Beauty Products, Health & Wellness Products, Spiritual Readings, Rune Readings, Crystals, Handmade Jewellery, Wooden Gifts, Handmade Gifts, Books, Candles, Ceramics, Art Mandalas, Astrology, Energy Healing, Shamanism, Reflexology, Colour Therapy, Massage, Nutrition, Raw Chocolate, Organic Juices and much more. Meet like-minded souls while enjoying homemade cakes, plant-based food and refreshments, all at the Steyning Holistic Fair!

£3 Entry
(Includes all talks)
Children Free

The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning,
West Sussex, BN44 3XZ


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Apr
22
Mon
u3a LEARNING – LIVING LIFE – EXPANDING HORIZONS @ Pulborough United Reformed Church Hall
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

u3a Arun Valley heading

Introducing u3a

Keep your mind Active in retirement

Come and find out about u3a
Pulborough United Reformed Church Hall
82 Lower Street, Pulborough, RH20 2DP

Monday 22nd April – 10.30 -12.00
u3a is for retired people providing groups for like-minded people to pursue interests in common locally during the daytime. u3a has many facets, continued learning, comradeship, fun, mental stimulation, overcoming loneliness, sharing skills and knowledge.
Basic yearly membership is only £10 to cover administration. Some groups have a small extra charge to cover hall costs.

Current Arun Valley u3a Interest Groups:
Art Appreciation, Ballet and Dance Appreciation, 3 Book Circles, BBC (Bus, Beer and Chat), Coffee and Conversation Group, Croquet, Film Circle, Flowers and Gardens, 2 French Conversation Groups, Guitar Group, History and Discussion, Luncheon Group, Music Appreciation, Natural History, Opera Appreciation, Poetry Group, Science and Technology, 2 Spanish Conversation groups, Table Tennis and 2 Walking Groups.

Possible new groups: Scrabble, Mahjong, Improv, and more.

Further information:-
Email: info@arunvalleyu3a.org.uk
Phone: 01798865528
Website: www.arunvalleyu3a.org.uk

u3a is for retired people with common interests to meet in groups and pursue interests in common.  Meetings or visits are 1 to 4 times a month depending on the group. Simply- ‘Google’: ‘Arun Valley u3a’ for more information. Registered Charity: 1081071


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Apr
24
Wed
UKHarvest Community Food Hub @ Chanctonbury Leisure Centre
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Poster for Community Food Hubs

UKHarvest Community Food Hubs

ALL residents are welcome to visit the child-friendly Community Food Hubs that are designed to reduce food waste. The Hubs also offer recipes and host information stands and visitors to support on various subjects; budgeting, wellbeing, Citizens Advice and waste prevention.

For a small voluntary donation, residents will be able to bring their own bag to pick up a wide selection of surplus foods (largely fresh fruit & veg, bread, dried goods and some frozen) which would have otherwise ended up as waste from suppliers.

All dates and details and more information is posted on both UKHarvest and the WSCC webpages: www.ukharvest.org.uk/community & www.westsussex.gov.uk/UKHarvest

Chanctonbury Leisure Centre Logo


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Trinity Sunshine Choir, Storrington @ Trinity Methodist Church
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Storrington Sunshine Choir

A Community Choir in Storrington

A dementia friendly choir at Trinity Methodist Church, Thakeham Road, Storrington RH20 3NG.

Led by cognitive stimulation therapist Ric Gray, the session runs from 1030-1200 with time allowed for a cup of tea or coffee and a chance to make friends before the singing starts.

The choir is aimed at people aged 55 or over who are experiencing memory problems, but is open to all. No auditions, no sheet music, just good fun!  The sessions are most informal and we don’t take ourselves too seriously. The songs we sing are well known across different genres and we use a screen to display the lyrics and have accompanying backing tracks.

Anyone interested can contact Robert Gamble at robertgamblerc@gmail.com or 07958 232874.

Trinity Methodist Church


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Fittleworth House – National Garden Scheme, Open Day 2024 @ Fittleworth House
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NGS Garden at Fittleworth House

The National Garden Scheme: Fittleworth House 

https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/14546/fittleworth-house

Visit the stunning gardens at Fittleworth House, Pulborough and support National Garden Scheme charities.

Fittleworth House was built around 1720 from locally quarried stone as a home for the squire of the village. Currently the house (not open) is a full-time home and has been in the same family ownership for over fifty years. Its front is covered in a long-established Wisteria fronted by mixed flower beds. The three-acre garden contains both formal and informal areas with much emphasis on wildlife and habitat creation. Most of the garden sits on a gentle eastward facing slope which is manageable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The croquet lawn in front of the house is bordered on its southern edge by a magnificent Cedar of Lebanon and its northern edge by an imposing Holm Oak, both very tall and grand for their type and both planted around the 1740s. Near the Cedar sits a natural looking stream, built using locally quarried stone and planted with many shade and moisture loving plants. The garden then gently slopes down to the fountain garden with its mixed flower borders, topiary and globe fountain with an established Yew hedge as backdrop. An archway through the hedge then leads to a fully productive half acre walled garden and a romantic Apple tunnel. The vegetable beds are used to grow a wide range of fruit and vegetables for the house and staff. The long borders down the middle of the walled garden are planted each year with a mixture of beautiful Dahlias, annuals and vegetables for decorative effect. Just to the side of the walled garden is a smaller walled area where a large glasshouse and the potting sheds can be found. There is also a Spring garden and wildlife pond, large Rhododendrons and Camellias. The father and son garden team will be on hand to answer any questions.

Light refreshments. Visit the National Garden Scheme website to book online https://ngs.org.uk or pay on the day.

Visits also by arrangement 22 Apr to 23 Aug for groups of 8 to 40. Weekdays only. Please visit the National Garden Scheme website for more details.

For other West Sussex NGS gardens opening in Spring 2024 click on the following link https://ngs.org.uk/west-sussex-spring-gardens/

The National Garden Scheme

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, and raises impressive amounts of money for some of the UK’s best-loved nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.

Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors we have donated more than £70 million to our beneficiary charities, and in 2023 made donations of over £3.4 million. Founded in 1927 to support district nurses, we are now the most significant charitable funder of nursing in the UK and our beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.

The National Garden Scheme doesn’t just open beautiful gardens for charity – we are passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of gardens too. We fund projects which promote gardens and gardening as therapy, and in 2017, we launched our annual Gardens and Health Week to raise awareness of the topic. Our funding also supports the training of gardeners and offers respite to horticultural workers who have fallen on difficult times.

To learn more about the National Garden Scheme, discover your perfect garden or find out how to open your own garden visit ngs.org.uk, download the National Garden Scheme app or pick up the National Garden Scheme Sussex 2024 Booklet.


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Storrington & Sullington Parish Council Meeting @ The Parish Hall
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm

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Full Parish Council meeting.

It is advisable to check the Parish Council website for meeting dates as these are occasionally subject to change.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. Please contact the Clerk before noon on the Monday before the meeting to register your interest and to submit any questions or matters that you may wish to raise. 

Storrington Parish Council is responsible for the services it provides; it establishes policies for action and decides how money will be raised and spent on behalf of the community.  Understand how your council works.

Storrington Parish Council is responsible for spending public money lawfully and without risk and, of course, for achieving the best value for money.

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Apr
25
Thu
The Old Vicarage, Washington – Open Days 2024 @ The Old Vicarage
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Terrace at The Old Vicarage, Washington

The Old Vicarage Washington

https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/21793/the-old-vicarage

The 3½ acre garden at The Old Vicarage is set around an 1832 Regency house (not open) in the pretty village of Washington, West Sussex. As well as the stunning views looking towards the North Downs, enhanced by mature and various specimen trees, the garden has many pockets of interest. There is a Japanese garden with its waterfall, pond, bamboo and grasses, a further large water garden and numerous creatively planted herbaceous borders. A working kitchen garden has glasshouses, fruit cages, orchard and vegetables. The Italianate gazebo with green oak columns and lead roof offers a wonderfully comfortable place to sit and contemplate the beauty of this garden. Throughout, there are well placed seating areas to take in the stunning scenery. The treehouse is much loved by young and old alike, from here the nature viewing platform opens on to the woodland copse area which incorporates a stream and architectural stumpery. Everyone loves the topiary of characters who watch over the tennis court. In the spring there is an abundance of bulbs throughout: snowdrops, daffodils, tulips, fritillaria, camassia and bluebells. Whatever the weather, there is a haven in the conservatory where refreshments are available.

The Old Vicarage The Street Washington, Sussex RH20 4AS is open for the National Garden Scheme every Thursday 8th February to 10th October 2024 (10am-5pm) Admission £7, children free. Pre-book on the National Garden Scheme website https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/21793/the-old-vicarage.  Also open on other dates in April, May, June, August and by arrangement, see National Garden Scheme website for details. Self-service light refreshments, Picnics Welcome.

The National Garden Scheme
Founded in 1927 by the Queen’s Nursing Institute to raise funds for community nursing means that gardens, health and community are at the heart of what we do at the National Garden Scheme. Every ticket bought, every garden visited, and every cake and cup of tea savoured translates into millions of pounds in donations not only to some of the UK’s best loved nursing and health charities but to garden charities and community projects too.

In 2022 we made donations of 3.11 million. Beneficiaries include Marie Curie, Macmillan Cancer Support and Parkinson’s UK.

Visit https://ngs.org.uk for more information about the work of the National Garden Scheme, to search for gardens opening in your area or to find out how to open your own garden for the National Garden Scheme.


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Apr
26
Fri
Storrington Museum “Concert by Taylor Maid” @ Storrington and Sullington Parish Hall
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Poster for Taylor Maid Concert Parish Hall Storrington

A CONCERT BY TAYLOR MAID

26th April, 2024 at 7.00 p.m.

(Doors open at 6.30 p.m.)

Taylor Maid will be playing at Storrington and Sullington Parish Hall, Thakeham Road, Storrington, West Sussex, RH20 3PP.

Taylor Maid play a variety of songs and tunes from the 1920s to the present day, including swing, gypsy jazz, latin, folk and some fast and furious fiddle jigs and reels! The six piece band features:

Jon Wigg on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, low whistle and vocals

Magda Taylor on tenor sax, banjo and vocals

Mike Carey on keyboards

Pete Sidwell on double bass, bass and vocals

Matt Wilson on jazz guitar

Dave Chivers on drums and percussion.

Tickets £15, which must be booked or purchased in advance.

Tickets are available from Storrington Museum (Old School, School Lane RH20 4LL) (01903 740188, Open Saturday & Wednesday, 10-4 and Sunday 10-1) or email contact@storringtonmuseum.com.

Drinks including alcohol and snacks will be available.

Registered Charity: 1084853


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Apr
28
Sun
Amberley Museum Spring Bus Show @ Amberley Museum
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Amberley Museum Spring Bus Show

Watch, photograph and ride on a selection of buses from years gone by.

A showcase of buses from Amberley Museum’s own collection, the Southdown Omnibus collection and a number of visiting buses.

The earliest bus at the Museum is a 1914 petrol-electric, and there are several buses from the 1920s and 1930s. There will also be a variety of buses visiting for the day.

There will be bus rides all day, transporting visitors around the 36-acre Museum grounds with either the 1914 or a 1928 open-topped bus in service (subject to weather conditions).

‘Peter’ our 1918 Bagnall Steam Locomotive, will also be running on our narrow-gauge railway to carry passengers around the site.

Tickets must be pre-booked online for this event.

See: https://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/whats-on/spring-bus-show/

Amberley Museum is located in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Often referred to as multiple museums in one, the Museum has over 20 exhibition areas.

The Limeburners Cafe will be open for lunches and snacks, ice creams and hot drinks are also available. There are also outdoor picnic areas.

Well behaved dogs on short leads are welcome.

All activities are subject to change.


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Storrington Duck Race 2024 @ Riverside Walk & Library Car Park
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Storrington Duck Race 28th April 2024

Storrington Duck Race

to raise funds for the The Friends of Storrington Primary School.

The Duck Race is held at the Riverside Walk and the Storrington Library Mill Stream Car Park.

The car park will be closed to cars on the day of the event so please use other on street parking or village car parks.

There are 6 races with 500 ducks taking part in each. The winner of each race will receive a prize and the first 10 ducks from each race then automatically qualify for the Grand Final.

Don’t miss an opportunity at get your ticket for your duck. 

Tickets for the Duck Race will be on sale nearer the date. Sale locations to be confirmed.

For more details go to our website https://www.storringtonduckrace.co.uk/ or our Facebook page


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