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Albert Hall and at the Concert Hall in Birmingham. It is strongly recommended to book your tickets for this event to avoid disappointment. Tickets £10 available from Gateway Tenterden or from Stuart Kirk on 01580 764899. This is a charity event to preserve the fabric of St. Mildred’s Church.

Benedicte Maurseth explore the Renaissance, Baroque and traditional Norwegian music with some rousing Hardanger fiddles, viol d’amore, hurdy gurdy, nykelharpa and medieval Vielle. Admission is free with a suggested donation of £3. Held in the University’s Colyer-Fergusson Hall. For more information visit

Christmas Fair at Beckley Village Centre Sunday 30 November 10:00 to 14:00 Beckley Preschool and Northiam Nursery’s annual charity Christmas Fair is back, so go along and get into the festive spirit. There will be a wide selection of locally produced crafts and gifts. There will be raffle prizes and fun for all the children. The ever-popular children’s room includes a Santa’s Grotto, face painting, teddy tombola and games. Refreshments will be available on the day. Free parking. Entry is 50p per adult, children are free. Beckley Village Centre, Beckley (nr Rye), TN31 6RN. Contact

The December Art Show Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December 10:00 to 16:00 An exciting and varied selection of affordable art is being displayed by six talented artists. The work, in various mediums, sizes and styles will be for sale. Gifts and cards will also be for sale. Venue: The PowderMills Hotel, Powdermills Lane, Battle, TN33 0SP.

Rye & District Lions Club Annual Sponsored Swimarathon Sunday 30 November Raise funds for your chosen charity or good cause, and have fun doing it. Taking place at the Freedom Leisure Swimming Pool in Rye. All funds raised will support your team’s nominated charities and the Lions’ local provision of defibrillators. For full details and entry forms telephone Bob Harvey on 01424 751059 or 0845 833 2825. St George’s Church, Brede, Bell Ringers will have their Lights of Love Tree switched on outside the church during December and into the New Year. If you would like to donate a light in memory of a loved one you can do so throughout the Festival weekend of 6, 7, 8 December or contact Andrew Burchett on 01424 882727. Silver – A Winter Experience at Smallhythe Studio Tuesday 2 December to Saturday 20 December 11:00 to 17:00 New exhibition featuring a varied collection of works by twenty artists. Closed Sundays and Mondays unless by appointment. They also run art classes for all levels. For more information visit the website www., email art@smallhythestudio. com. The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments at University of Kent, Canterbury Wednesday 3 December 13:10 The Society was founded to explore a repertoire from folk songs, earthy dances to high art music from the 18th century and before, as well as newly composed pieces. For this performance Clare Salaman and November 2014

Christmas Concert, St George’s Church, Brede Friday 5 December 19:00 This concert will include a performance by Mad Jack’s Mummers and a contemporary Nativity by the students from Bexhill High, followed by carols. Tickets, including a drink and mince pie/sausage roll are £7.50 Adult, £3 primary school child. Available from The Rectory (Brede 01424 883408), or the Friday Country Market in Brede. Robertsbridge Village Market Saturday 6 December 10:00 to 13:00 Held on the first Saturday of each month in Robertsbridge Village Hall. The December Christmas market offers a large selection of local fresh foods, jams and preserves, festive treats, as well as many crafts, plants, pet food and refurbished furniture. Light refreshments provided by Robertsbridge WI, plus a Christmas Raffle. They have extended this Christmas market by an extra hour. For more information contact Sally Pitman on 01580 881944. Christmas Tree Festival, St. George’s Church, Brede Saturday 6 December, Sunday 7 and Monday 8 December If you would like to submit a Christmas tree decorated in the theme of ‘Christmas Round the World’ please contact Vicki at The Rectory on 01424 883408. Should you feel daunted by the task of decorating a tree then why not make an evergreen wreath to decorate the pillars of the church? Christmas Festival, Brede Saturday 7 December 10:00 to 16:00 There will the opportunity to buy presents from Christmas stalls and seasonal refreshments will be available all day. At 2.15pm St Nicholas will process through the village arriving at St George’s Church for an hour of festive fun. All are welcome to go along.

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