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Hello Welcome to the February edition of Living in Lancing. Hopefully the worst of the wintery weather is behind us now (I hope I’m not speaking too soon here) and spring is just around the corner. I have seen daffodils and snowdrops starting to shoot and the days are starting to get that little bit lighter with the longest day behind us. With that very thought in mind, this month, we have the latest garden tips from Mark on putting that spring step in your garden for the rest of the year, some great tips to make gardening that much more pleasurable from reducing maintenance to planting. On March 8th it will be the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. If you would like to participate then please read more about it on page 4. We also have the fantastic fund raising results by Headmaster Jim Stearns of Shoreham College for the Chestnut Tree House and if you would like to raise money for this worthy charity you can join in the Downlinks Challenge, see page 16 for the details. Finally, we have Judy Upton’s article on the old Lancing Cinema which is a fascinating read. On that note, I wish you a fabulous month and we will see you in March. Please do write, email us about any local events or activities or charity events you may be running or would like to promote locally. We would be happy to put it in the magazine. The dead line for the March edition is the 7th of February. Until then, Angela
Inside this issue International Women’s Day ..........................................4 Preparing for the Year ahead ........................................6 Preventing Crime ...............................................................8 The Toy’s the Ticket ........................................................12
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100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day O
n 8 March, women, children and men from all over Sussex are set to make history by joining together on the Norfolk Bridge, Shoreham by Sea, to mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. They will be calling for an end to violence against women in war-torn countries across the world, including Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, two of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman. Last year over 20,000 people, including Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo, Canada, Mexico and Belgium, took part in the first ever global ‘Join Me’ on the Bridge campaign www.womenforwomen.org/bridge. In 2011, hundreds more events, with thousands more people, are being planned. The global campaign is being organised by Women for Women International www.womenforwomen.org , a charity that helps women in areas of conflict to rebuild their lives, with a coalition that includes Amnesty International, the Fawcett Society, Oxfam and Women’s Aid, CARE, Global
Changemakers at the British Council, U8, Save the Children, the White Ribbon Alliance and the Women’s Institute. The concept is simple; women, men and children whether it’s 3, 300, 3000 or more can join together on a bridge near them and hold up banners asking for an end to violence against women in war-torn countries and for them to have better representation at the peace table. Here’s a link to coverage of last year’s global event: http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_MeGKKAWs8 Please join Ariana Gee, the Local organiser, at the Norfolk Bridge, Shoreham on the evening of Tuesday 8 March. The event will convene at 6pm at Ropetackle Arts Centre where They will show a short film before going onto the bridge. Afterwards, if you have time, hope you will join them back at Ropetackle, as the bar will be open for you. To help Ariana have an idea of the numbers attending please take a second to visit this link: http://www.eventbrite. com/event/1126223565/rss to register your interest. They will keep you updated. If you would like to lend a hand then please contact Ariana via: www.eventbrite.com/contactorganizer?eid=1126223565 Feel free to come with any friends who would like to support this event. And please pass this invitation on to any individual or organisation you think might be interested in joining them. They aim to raise the awareness of the plight of these women and the fantastic work carried out by Women for Women International and Ariana hopes to see as many of you there as can possibly make it.
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A Spring Step in your Garden W
e’ve had snow, we’ve had rain, now let’s hope we’ve got some sunshine to come our way, as this winter has been torturous so far, but at least you can start to see the signs of new life everywhere in the garden. There are already new signs of life in the garden, so Spring is definitely in the air! We always find at this time of year people contact us wanting to put ideas into practice in the garden, ready for the coming warmer months. One of the biggest things we get asked is to reduce the maintenance in the garden. This can be for a number of reasons. Sometimes people struggle to keep the garden under control due to age or ill health, sometimes its due to lack of time, knowledge or just effort. Whatever the reasons the garden should be an outside space you can utilise and get as much enjoyment from it as possible. I thought it would be a good idea to look at some ideas to help cut down on the maintenance, since now is a good time of year to implement them. Many of these ideas are just at home in the allotment as in the back garden. One of the hardest jobs in the garden is watering. Without it many plants will suffer and in many cases we struggle to keep up with it. The first thing you can do is use generous layers of mulch on
the beds. This can simply be bark chippings, or more ornamental options such as decorative stone chippings. This helps to keep the moisture in the ground, as well as having the advantage of keeping the weeds at bay. Look at how you do your watering as well. If you have to walk the length of the garden with a watering can then it may be worth investing in a water butt at the other end of the garden to cut down on the amount of trips you have to make. Another option is to install some irrigation equipment to do the work for you. This can range from simple soaker hoses that keep the ground moist, to full systems that work on timers with items such as sprinklers and drippers. It is surprising how inexpensive irrigation is to install, especially compared to the long term effort of all the watering. Its well worth looking at the type of planting you have in the garden. There is a wide range of drought tolerant plants readily available now. Many are from warmer climes but they thrive in our climate as well. They have also the advantage of being easy to care for and most of them are evergreen giving colour and form in the garden all year round. They fit in well with more traditional planting. A lot of people favour pots and containers to grow plants in, but these require a lot of watering, so if possible plant them directly
into the ground. If not then there are products such as water retaining gels that can be added into the compost in the pots to help cut down on the watering and don’t forget to put some mulch around the plants. For some people large or small areas of lawn can be too much of a chore, both for the work involved and for getting rid of the grass cuttings. Taking the lawn out of the garden can give it a completely different feel and it is not always to everyone’s liking, but replacing the grass with alternatives such as decorative aggregates, gravel, paved areas or even artificial grass can give a garden a new lease of life, both in terms of looks and in making it more useable and accessible. I would always advise thinking the options through carefully and taking professional advice if it seems a bit daunting. Whatever you do in the garden, my best advice for maintaining it is do a little and often. It’s far easier to do small tasks so you don’t get overwhelmed, and above all enjoy it! Mark Oakley, Any Garden.
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Preventing Crime W
ith Christmas now a distant memory and the New Year has been seen in ,often the security of our homes & vehicles gets forgotten. It is very easy to become a victim but with some simple steps to prevent this the risks are greatly reduced. There are many types of incidents that occur but burglary to dwellings and other buildings like sheds and garages. Breaks-ins to vehicles are the main type. Secure your property & valuables; Mark & identify property; Keep a record of valuables; and keep items out of sight.
Op Castle During the month of December, the Neighbourhood Policing Team patrolled main shopping areas delivering Crime Prevention advice. You may have seen them whilst shopping at the Holmbush Centre. Areas in Shoreham, Southwick and Lancing were also patrolled looking specifically for vehicles insecurities. Owners of vehicles were made aware & crime prevention advice given. This is a positive ongoing initiative. Across the District there has been an increase in car key burglaries. This is where properties are targeted for their high value vehicles ,broken into & car keys stolen along with the vehicle. Unfortunately many households make a thiefâ€™s job very easy by labelling vehicle keys, leaving them in key presses near front doors or in handbags or wallets on show in an open location like a coffee table or a hall table. By using one of the simple steps above (keeping items out of sight) the risks will be reduced. For further Crime prevention advice you can contact your local Neighbourhood Policing team at Shoreham Police Station or Lancing Police Station, by visiting Sussex Police 8
Website at http://www.sussex.police. uk/your-neighbourhood Below are dates where you will be able to speak with your local Police Community Support Officer. Have a safe & happy 2011.
Manor Ward Neighbourhood Panel 7th February 2011 at 19.30hrs. Venue St James Church Hall, Mill Road, Lancing. Neighbourhood Panel Meeting If you would like join your local Neighbourhood Panel and have your say on local issues that you concerning you please contact PCSO Stuart Metcalfe.
Cokeham & Peveral Ward Neighbourhood Panel. 13th January 2011 at 19.30hrs. Venue Community Room, Sompting Village Primary School. Neighbourhood Panel Meeting If you would like join your local Neighbourhood Panel and have your say on local issues that you concerning you please contact PCSO Martin Ferris.
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The Toy’s the ticket
Shoreham Mum announces three new Event Partners to encourage families to have fun together.
horeham Mum Jo Hockley has announced the appointment of a further three Event Partners now working with her new company Toddlebike to provide Events and Activities to a growing local community of Toddlebikers. Since launching at the Kingston Buci Children and Family Centre in Shoreham-by-Sea in September 2010, Jo has endeavoured to incorporate elements of her previous career as an Event Manager in to her new business venture and reports ‘overwhelming feedback’ from the UKs newest bikers. The concept of bringing Toddlers and Families together through shared activities, is something very close to Jo’s heart as she explains: ‘The social changes that having a family brings are massive and can be alienating for some new parents. By
incorporating an events programme where families can meet up through shared interest and with similar aged Children, we hope to offer something not only for the Toddler, but also to the family who can meet new people in a social setting. We are delighted to now be working with key Sussex attractions such as Fishers Farm Park, Westows and Blackberry Farm, in addition to our stand alone events and ongoing relationship with the Children and Family Centre Network and hope to build on these relationships in the coming year.’ Currently Events and Activities, Stockists and Event Partners are focused solely on Sussex, but Jo is hoping to roll out across the UK in the coming months.
Full details of what’s on and how to join in can be found at www.toddlebike.co.uk. Living in Lancing • February 2011
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Headmaster heading to raise £40,000 for charity The college provides a supportive and challenging environment for girls and boys from 3 to 16 years old. Classes are under 20 in size and once here, the first public exam is GCSE, so children enjoy their earlier education without the constant pressure of external exams. Nonetheless children of all abilities perform well at GCSE but also leave with the confidence to tackle whatever path they take post 16 years.
e speak to Jim Stearns, headmaster of Shoreham College in St Julian’s Lane, Shoreham. Shoreham College has already raised an amazing £30,000 for Chestnut Tree House and the College is now working hard to reach the target of £40,000. With this in mind Mr Stearns will shamelessly plug The Downslink Challenge on Saturday21st May 2011. What makes Shoreham College so special?
Does the school involve the parents? Certainly, we have a thriving Parents Association. This willing group of parents raise funds for school trips or extra special equipment. They also organise The Downs Link Challenge every year in aid of Chestnut Tree House. What is The Downs Link Challenge? This is a cycle ride across the stunning scenery of the Sussex Downs Link. There are various distances between 10 miles and a very challenging 30 miles to attempt. The ride is mainly off road so is ideal for families. The Downs Link is a dismantled railway
Tell us about Chestnut Tree House. Chestnut Tree House is the only hospice for children in Sussex. It cares for children up to the age of 19 years who have life limiting conditions. Not only does the care cover the child, siblings and parents are also supported. Chestnut Tree House is absolutely vital to the Sussex area. Only a very small percentage of their running costs come from statutory sources so fund raising is important to maintain this service for children. What cycle distance do you recommend? I have cycled 30 miles for the past few years but it does not get any easier! However, there is plenty of support on route. Drinks and snacks are available at the check points. The route is well signed so no-one will get lost. What do you like best about living in Sussex? Having lived in various parts of the country, it is fantastic to be by the sea, but also have ready access to the downs and there are lots of things for young families like ours to do in the area. What is the best advice you have ever been given? To do a teaching course – I’d never thought of teaching until the end of my degree, but have had a fantastic experience and many opportunities along the way. How do you keep fit? Honestly, preparing for the Downs Link Challenge two years ago got me back on my bike and I still manage 1020 miles per week. With this in mind I would urge you to enter The Downs Link Challenge. Log onto the web site on www.downslinkchallenge.co.uk and make a difference. Living in Lancing • February 2011
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Lancing Cinemas T
he first cinema to ever open its doors in Lancing was the Odeon. Occupying 45 – 49 Penhill Road, it began showing films from the October 31st, 1933. Although it was away from the main town centre, and with the Odeon Company having already opened a cinema in Worthing, the growing population of Lancing, boosted by summer season visitors, all eager to see the latest ‘talkies’, made the company confident it would be a success. The building housing the Odeon was from the outside rather unremarkable. It lacked the Art Deco style of many of the Odeon chain’s cinemas, including the Worthing one. Inside however it was rather more exotic with the interior of the auditorium painted to resemble the stone walls of a Mediterranean courtyard, with depictions of trees and mountains behind. Lily Deutsch, who was the wife of Oscar Deutsch, the owner of the Odeon cinema chain, designed this décor. The auditorium seated six hundred and ninety one on a single, sloping floor, and a café over the entrance foyer was provided to serve refreshments. The first feature film to show at the Lancing Odeon was ‘The King’s Vacation’. Unfortunately while Worthing’s much larger Odeon got to show all the latest films as soon as they reached the circuit, Lancing Odeon only received these films when they had finished their runs at the larger cinemas. The Odeon was renamed the Regal in 1936 and after a change of ownership it closed in 1940, two months after Lancing’s second cinema the Luxor opened. For a short time it seemed like the competition had killed the Regal, but it soon reopened, and once again became part of the Odeon chain of cinemas. The Regal then survived the war and continued to show movies up until 1952, when it finally closed its doors as a picture house for the last time. Since then the building has been put to industrial uses. Lancing’s second cinema, the larger and more impressivelooking Luxor, opened in South Street on the 17th January 1940. The Luxor was owned by a local company headed by Basil Edward Fortesque and was designed by architect 18
W. Frazer-Granger. The Luxor had nine hundred and ninety eight seats, of which eight hundred comprised the stalls and one hundred and ninety eight occupied the sharply curved balcony. The entrance was built within a parade of shops, and had a restaurant for cinema patrons directly above it. The Luxor was built with a distinctive flat-topped tower, which still exists today. The remains of the ‘Luxor’ lettering on the tower, once neon tubes shining out in the night, can also still be seen. The original plans for the Luxor incorporated a ballroom with a sprung floor. The idea was abandoned though when the ship carrying the wood for the flooring was sunk on the way from Canada. The Luxor’s first feature film was the Crazy Gang comedy ‘The Frozen Limits’. The cinema showed films continuously throughout the day from the first programme at 1.30pm to the final film of the evening. On Sundays it opened at 5.30pm and would show a special Sunday feature programme. The Luxor opened at a difficult time for larger cinemas in coastal areas. The war meant Lancing was designated a defence area, which meant although people could move away from the town, new people could not move there. Films were also frequently disrupted by air raids, although once notice of the alert had been given by the manager, the screening resumed, giving people the option of staying to see the rest of the film, which they nearly always did. The Luxor’s rewind boy in the early days was Sydney Samuelson, later a leading light of the British Film Industry, where Samuelson Productions is still a major film production company today. As well as providing a large cinema for the residents of Lancing, the Luxor was also able to function as a theatre. It had a thirty-six foot wide proscenium arc, with a twentyfoot deep stage and three dressing rooms. When after Dunkirk thousands of soldiers were billeted locally, the forces put on variety shows at the Luxor to entertain them. The Luxor had also been designed to allow the installation of large screen television. In the 1930s it was thought there might be a large demand to see television programmes and events as a communal experience. It would still be a while before each household had their own TV set, but there was not the demand in Lancing to make showing TV broadcasts at the Luxor viable. In the 1950s Lancing Amateur Dramatic Society, (who became Lancing Players) put on three-day runs of plays at the Luxor that proved very popular. The Sussex Film Society also showed work there. The era of stage shows at the Luxor ended in 1957 however. As a cinema the Luxor lasted nearly another decade until it was sold to a bingo company in 1965. The last Film to be shown was ‘Splendor In The Grass’, starring Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty. Early in the 1980s, as the popularity of bingo halls waned, so the Luxor closed and the auditorium was demolished. Today only the frontage of the cinema remains, including the entrance canopy and tower. It is now used as a shop but is still recognisable by its Art Deco styling as the cinema it once was. Judy Upton Living in Lancing • February 2011
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Sat 5 Feb 11: Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra and guests present Carmina Burana... Boundstone Chorus, Worthing Choral Society and Worthing Philharmonic Choir join forces for a wonderful selection of music that includes Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments and Kevin Withell’s Requiem.Orff’s Carmina Burana normally steals the show but this concert also premieres a Requiem by local young composer Kevin Withell. Opening the concert is Stravinsky’s fascinating memorial to Debussy, inspired by the burial service of the Russian Orthodox Church. See you there! Evening Concert: 7:30pm – 10:00pm (approx.) Tickets £8-15 (£3 for children plus some concessions) available by telephone on 01903 206206, online @ www.worthingtheatres.co.uk or in person from the Pavilion or Connaught Theatres Box Offices in Worthing. Also available in person on the day pre-concert from the Assembly Hall Box Office (subject to availability). Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing West Sussex BN11 1HQ
Worthing Farmers’ Market Every fourth Saturday of the month South Street Square, Worthing The Worthing Farmers’ Market selling local Sussex produce takes place in South Street Square, Worthing (area adjacent to Chapel Road and Warwick Street), between 9am and 1pm every fourth Saturday of the month. The market normally has around 30 stalls selling a wide range of local fresh produce and goods. Please contact David Steadman Adur Town Centres Coordinator,on 01273 263152
5th February to 6th March 2011: WORTHING’S ICE RINK IS BACK Worthing’s very own Ice Rink in Steyne Gardens is back by popular demand for its third year - this is a magical experience – and the perfect way to chase away those winter blues! Book your places online today.... Over the last 2 years around 50,000 thousand people have flocked to the outdoor Ice Rink to practice their skating skills. This is one of Worthing’s most popular events attracting skaters from as far away as Newhaven and Portsmouth. The 29m x 16m rink, holding 130 skaters per session, opens to the public at 11am on 5th February, right through to Sunday March 6th 2011. Sessions last 45 minutes starting on the hour with costs at peak times just £7 for adults and £5 for children 16 and under - including skate hire. (Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult). Off Peak and Credit Crunch Sessions cost from as little as £2.50 – A real bargain! It’s a good idea to pre-book your tickets; On Line bookings opened on 1st December 2010 and in January the special Ice Rink phone booking line 01903 222934 will also be available to you.
Music, Arts and Creative Writing at the Ropetackle Centre Shoreham Oratorio Choir Rehearsals Thursday evenings 7.45 – 9.30pm in The Methodist Church, Brunswick Road, Shoreham by Sea. For more details call Maggie Kent 01273 465495 or visit www.shoreham-oratorio-choir.co.uk
Thursday 3rd Ross Drury presents The Shape of Things By Neil LaBute How far would you go for love? For art? How much would you be willing to change? Adam, a part time museum security guard and college student, seemingly meets his match when he confronts spirited art major, Evelyn, as she prepares to deface a statue for it’s lack of truth. Despite their unlikely meeting, the pair become an item. As she challenges his ideas of art and morality, Adam undertakes a transformation which leaves him unrecognisable even to close friends Phillip and Jenny. In a world where image is everything, she helps him to realise how different life can be when you simply conform. But Adam’s new found attention brings it’s own complications. Are these changes for the better and does Evelyn have any idea how her efforts will turn out? Don’t miss this wonderful new play from the pen of award-winning playwright and screenwriter Neil LaBute. Contains scenes of a sexual nature, plus some adult language. Thursday 3rd February 2011 Starts 7.30pm Tickets £10 or £8 concessions
Saturday 5th February 2011 Starts 8.00pm: Ty Jeffries Miss Hope Springs… Recovering Showgirl ‘The world had better brace itself for the voice, the legs and the devastating one-liners’ The Independent. A new one-man musical comedy cabaret written and performed by Ty Jeffries. Hitch a dazzling rollercoaster ride with ex-Las Vegas showgirl Miss Hope Springs on her journey from The Ritz to the pits in Miss Hope Springs... Recovering Showgirl, the five-star, sold-out hit of the Brighton Fringe Festival. Ty Jeffries’ witty and touching new lounge-act features 12 new original bittersweet torch songs and show-stopping belters. Prepare to see drag dragged into the 21st century. Delicious supper included! Saturday 5th February 2011 Starts 8.00pm Tickets £12
Sunday 6th February 2011 Starts 11.00am Herbie Flowers’ Jazz Breakfast Sunday morning with Jazz legend Herbie Flowers and friends. Join Herbie plus an ever-changing line-up of jazz musicians from across the UK, plus coffee, teas and pastries. February’s Jazz Breakfast line-up to confirmed. Sunday 6th February 2011 Starts 11.00am Tickets £9 adults, or £2 for children
Monday 7th,14th,21st and 28th February 2011:Helen O’Grady Drama Academy for Children Covering many aspects of the theatre arts: voice, movement and creative improvisation. 4.00pm – 5.00pm, 5 to 8 years; 5.00pm – 6.00pm, 9 to 11 years; 6.00pm – 7.00pm, 12 to 17 years; Costs £7.00 per class, fees paid termly
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Monday 7th, 14th, 28th February 2011: Salsa Shoreham Salsa Shoreham at Ropetackle Doors 8.00pm Classes 8.30pm - 10.00pm. Admission £7 or £5 for students
Monday 7th,14th,21st & 28th February 2011: Yoga at Ropetackle Creative and Transformational Yoga and Movement Classes with Anandi Devadasi . Beginners/gentle pace 11.30am - 12.45pm Fees £24 for a four week term or £7 per session. Progression 1.00pm - 2.30pm Fees £28 for a four week term or £8 per session
Friday 11th and Saturday 12th February 2011:The Second Annual Ropetackle Beer & Music Festival Friday night session: 7pm – 11.30pm. Saturday daytime session: 12pm – 5pm. Saturday evening session: 7pm - 11.30pm Attila the Stockbroker and the Dark Star Brewing Company proudly present Ropetackle’s annual beer and music festival. Twenty five beers from small independent breweries, carefully sourced by the award winning Dark Star Brewing Company. Plus a full programme of fantastic live music compered by Attila the Stockbroker. Friday 11th: Evening session with a full programme of live music featuring The Piranhas, Philip Jeays and Chris T-T. The Piranhas The Brighton punk legends, finally coaxed back together! Now you can see them again at last, and we’re promised all the old favourites and a few new ones! Philip Jeays The man with the golden voice and the soaring, intelligent songs is back again to tug at your heartstrings. Chris T-T. One of the great new generation of radical singer-songwriters with his finger firmly on the pulse of contemporary Britain. Session Starts: 7.00pm Ends: 11.30pm Admission: £7 Saturday 12th: Lunchtime and afternoon session featuring the full range of beers plus some delicious snacks. Session Starts: 12.00pm Ends: 5.00pm Admission: £3. Saturday 12th: Evening session with a full programme of live music featuring The Fish Brothers, Anal Beard and Paul Carter.The Fish Brothers Perennial punk-music hall crossover favourites where smut and satire combine and then disappear in a puddle of beer.....19th century music hall brought well and truly up to date. Anal Beard The Ropetackle debut of the mighty Beard. Exquisite musicianship, razor wit, and a real appreciation of the finer points of English culture! Paul Carter Setting the tone for the evening with some very funny and yes, occasionally rather rude songs.
Sunday 13th February 2011: Shoreham Singers-by-Sea Shoreham Singers-by-Sea Choir rehearsal. New members always welcome. Starts 10.30am Fees £2.50
Friday 18th February 2011 Starts 8.00pm: Randolph Matthews & Byron Johnston Randolph Matthews & Byron Johnston. An Evening Of World Music. A unique world music collaboration between singer Randolph Matthews (African soul/vocal percussion) and Flamenco guitarist Byron Johnston. Randolph’s powerful yet tender vocal style blends soul and folk music with elements of neo African styles. He is a stirring and inspiring solo artist who introduces elements of vocal percussion woven between touching melodies and his distinctive ‘heartsong’. Solo guitarist Byron Johnston is a gifted musician who has performed his fusion of Mediterranean & Flamenco influenced music internationally from India to the Caribbean. He has been a featured soloist at The International Guitar Festival and London Guitar Festival following the release of his debut album ‘Oceano’. Randolph and Byron came together as musical collaborators in April 2010. They have performed at a number of live shows and festivals across the country, where the musical style and special energy with which they perform has been enthusiastically received. Their achievements include a performance at The Royal Albert Hall (Ignite Concert), where they received a standing ovation. Both artists will present a lively and highly creative fusion of Spanish acoustic guitar and African soul at this very special ‘Evening Of World Music’.
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Saturday 19th February 2011 Doors 7.30pm Starts 8.30pmBarnstormers Comedy Club. Saturday night out at Ropetackle with three top comics from the UK comedy circuit and beyond. Every month Barnstormers Comedy promises, and delivers, a great laugh-out-loud night out. Notable acts that have graced the Barnstormers stage include Danny Bhoy, Boothby Graffoe, Jeff Green, Andy Parsons, Lucy Porter, Rob Rouse and Paul Zenon. Perhaps not an evening for grandma (unless she’s broad-minded) or under 18s. Saturday 19th February 2011 Doors 7.30pm Starts 8.30pm. Tickets £12 in advance £13.50 on the night
Monday 21st February 2011:The Spirit Level, Why Equality is Better for Everyone Ropetackle’s Meet the Authors series continues with a visit from Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett’s to celebrate the publication of The Sprit Level. This influential book shows us that after a point, money doesn’t buy more health, wellbeing and happiness, and that it is community and our relationships with other people that make a difference. The Spirit Level explains how it is possible to improve the quality of life for everyone by creating a more equal society. Signed first edition copies available. Monday 21st February 2011 Starts 7.00pm. Tickets £8
Tuesday 22nd February 2011 Starts 7.00pm:City Books present Robin Dunbar How Many Friends Does One Person Need? A fascinating Meet the Author evening with Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology Richard Dunbar. We are the product of our evolutionary history and this history colours our everyday lives – from why we kiss to how religious we are. In the just published new book How Many Friends Does One Person Need? Robin Dunbar explains how the distant past underpins our current behaviour, through the groundbreaking experiments that have changed the thinking of evolutionary biologists forever. Signed first edition copies available. Tuesday 22nd February 2011 Starts 7.00pm. Tickets £8
Wednesday 23rd February: Moishe’s Bagel Ropetackle Folk Club. Kindly supported by Door22 Creative ‘Exhilarating...breath-takingly intricate, but with the momentum of an express train’ The Herald. ‘improvising confidence but with a classical attention to detail … striking new material’ The Guardian Genre-defying original acoustic music. A cutting-edge, triple-distilled brew of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances. Formed in Edinburgh in 2003, Moishe’s Bagel combines the energy and passion of Eastern European folk music with the excitement and soul of improvisation. Boasting some of the best instrumentalists that Scotland has to offer (Salsa Celtica, Camille O’Sullivan, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Eliza Carthy, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra), they are equally brilliant jamming in a late night jazz den, grooving at a forest festival, or enthralling an upmarket concert hall. Wednesday 23rd February 2011 Starts 8.00pm. Tickets £10
Friday 25th February: Jon Richardson Don’t Happy, Be Worry ‘under no circumstances should you miss Don’t Happy, Be Worry’ The Mirror ‘sublimely brilliant, stunning.... he is a comic right on the verge of greatness, If you haven’t seen him yet get your finger out and sort it’. Time Out Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Have I Got News For You panellist, Jon Richardson. Following three years of shows picking apart his personality, 2011 sees Jon Richardson going against regular convention and trying desperately NOT to be himself in his superb new show Don’t Happy, Be Worry. A definitely not to be missed night of top-notch live comedy at Ropetackle!
What’s on in Lancing and Sompting in February Saturday 26th February:Nine Below Zero play ‘Live at the Marquee’ Emerging from the vibrant London Pub and Club scene of the late 1970s, their arrival coincided with the punk explosion, although the band had more in common with the great Chicago blues heroes of the 1950s than bondage trousers and pogo dancing. Their punchy and direct approach quickly won Nine Below Zero a loyal following, and the band’s ‘Live at the Marquee’ album was an instant classic, catching on tape a band in awesome full-on live effect. This very special performance sees Nine Below Zero perform ‘Live at the Marquee’ in its entirety. Saturday 26th February 2011 Starts 8.00pm Tickets £14 seated, or £12 standing .
Sunday 27th February 2011, Shoreham Singers-by-Sea Choir rehearsal. New members always welcome. Starts 10.30am Fees £2.50
General The Southwick and Shoreham Country Market Will be open on Friday mornings between 9.15 and 11am. The market is held in the Garden Room at the Southwick Community Centre in Southwick Street.There will be the usual homemade cakes, savouries, jams as well as honey and free range eggs.In addition there is a large selection of handmade knitted toys and children’s clothing.Christmas Break – There will be no market on 24 and 31 December 2010 and 7 January 2011.
Fridays - Lancing Country Market Cakes ! Preserves! Vegetables! Plants! All homemade produces and on sale at the Lancing Country Market every Friday from 9.45am to 11.15am. Eggs and crafts and fruit in season. Meet your friends for coffee at the Lancing Parish Hall and benefit from reasonably priced goods from the local area.
Tuesdays - Weekly Table Sale Held every Tuesday mornings 9.30 -12pm at the Lancing Parish Hall. Come along to see a variety of things on sale – books, jewellery, bric-abrac, homemade & cross-stitch cards. Refreshments also available so come along and see!
Wednesdays – Shoreham Centre Indoor / Outdoor Market 9am – 12.30ish. With Coffee Shop, Refreshments and Car Parking. For more info please call (01273) 454686 or visit www.shorehamcentre. co.uk
Fridays - Sompting United Reform Church : . Cokeham Road, Sompting Come along to the 50+ club every Friday at 2.15. On the first Saturday if every month come and join us for our coffee pot 10.30am – 12 noon. Toddlers Group 9.15 -11.15. £1 per family. Contact Hazel for further details on 01903 755122
Pensioners Group Meets first Thursday of the month at Lancing Parish Hall.
Arthritis Care Meets first Tuesday of the month at Lancing Parish Hall.
The Worthing and District Amateur Radio Club They meet every Wednesday evening at 8pm in Lancing Parish Hall, South Street Lancing, new members and visitors always welcome.
UCA Meets first Tuesday of the month at Lancing Tabernacle Hall.
WSAD - West Sussex Association for Disabled people. Lancing and Sompting group. The group meets every Monday at 2pm the Church Hall, with the 3rd Monday of the month being a trip out. Where: At Holy Family Roman Catholic Church Hall, 127 North Road, Lancing, BN15 9BB Contact: Clive Maskell - 01903 767244
Thursdays - Lancing Partially Sighted and Blind Self Help Group
We would welcome new members. The clubs meets every Thursday 10.00am to 2.30pm, for refreshments entertainment and general chit chat. Transport to and from the club and lunch can be arranged.
Coffee Craft `N’ Friendship
Coffee Craft `N’ Friendship has been set up for the people of Sompting and Surround areas. We meet at Sompting Primary School, White Styles Road, Sompting every forthnight. Please contact Pat on 01903 532608 for future dates. Bring your own `craft’ along to do or just come for the coffee, cake and a bit of chat. We have `clothes swapshops’ , the occasional guest speaker, picnics and demos. We go out to gardens, car boots and more, inshort, we are just friends. We are relaxed friendly group, welcoming all ages. We offer lift for people coming alone for the first time.
Courses and Classes Wick Theatre Company
Most Mondays from 8pm. Membership £20 pa. 17 year olds and above welcome. The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre. (The Young Wick Players (12 – 17 year olds) meet Weds 7.30pm – 9.30pm in Southwick Community Centre). For more info contact Betty Dawes on (01273) 594052.
The Leconfield Project
We are situated in Lancing and the project aims to bring together the local community, working in partnership with othe voluntary organizations and statutory agencies, to establish a community centre and to organise educational and recreational activities in order to reduce anti-social behaviour and to improve the quality of life for local residents. For more information contact Trevor Crowter (Chair): Leconfield email@example.com, Laura Moore ( Secretary):01903 763842 or visit :www.leconfield.bn15.net
Lancing and Sompting Lions Club
A fundraising organisation for local, national and international charities. We meet on the first Monday of every month at the Lions Community Hall in Roberts Road and on the third Monday to have a social. New Members are always welcome. Call Sandy on 01903 766257.
Adur East Lions Club
The local Adur East Group, which covers Southwick and Shoreham area, meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month ( except December), at the Royal George Pub and Restaurant., Holmbush Roundabout, Shoreham-bySea., at 8pm. New members are always welcome. Call David or Elaine on 01273 591376
Lancing Flower Club
We meet from March to September( excluding August), on the third Monday of the month at 2.30pm in the Lancing pArish Hall and the last Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm at sompting Community Centre. Membership is £16 per year and you may pay a small entrance fee. New members weolcome. CallHelen Taylor on 01903 207255
The Friends of Lancing Ring
All are welcome! Join us for our task days, we meet on the third Sunday of every month at 10am at the Mill road car Park. Subscription £2. Call Sue Crowhurst on 01903 762769.
Lancing Art Club
We meet every|Tuesday from 7-9pm at the Lancing Parish Hall. There are monthly demonstrations or workshops. Call Mrs P Smart on 01903 521025. Lancing Art Club Exhibition Sat: 14th Aug. Open 10am until 8pm. Sunday Closed. Monday 16th- Thursday 19th August. Open Daily 10am8pm. Friday 20th 10am – closes 4pm.
Lancing Manor Cricket Club
We play in the West Sussex League every Sunday throughout the summer – from May- September. We also have friendly games on Sundays at the start of the Seaon in April and at the end of the season all through September. We also play occasional games on Sundays during the league season, depending on demand! During the league season we meet at Lancing Manor at 1pm for home games, or 12-12.30pm for away games. For more information call Nick Brown, Club Secretary on07799417721 or visit: www.lancingmanor.co.uk
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Lancing Eagles We are a local running club and meet on a Wednesday evening at 6.30pm at Lancing Manor Leisure Centre ( Impulkse Leisure Centre)> The club is affiliated to West Sussexfun run league. We run an annual fun run on 11 october from lancing manor. Contact David Clubb on 01273 445946/07872 633793 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lancing W1 We meet on the second Wednesday of every month (except in August) at 2.30pm in the Jubilee Hall at Lancing Parish Hall. Visitors always welcome. Call Hillary on 01903 754762 or Joan on 01903 751615.
Civil Service Retirement Fellowship – Lancing Group We meet on the first Tuesdat of every month at the Lancing Methodist Church Hall in the Chester Avenue at 2pm. All are welcome. Miss Iris Hawley 01903 766998
Lancing and Sompting Winemakers
Health and Support Groups Cardiac Rehab Support
Exercise classes supervised by qualified instructors are held every Wednesday and Friday 11.15 - 12.15 and Tai Chi classes every Monday 3 - 4 pm at Shoreham Free Church Hall, Buckingham Road. Exercise classes also at Southlands Hospital, Cardiac Rehab Unit, Cedar Ward Wednesdays 2.30 - 3.30 pm and Fridays 2-3pm Carers welcome. £3 per session (£5 per couple). Just turn up or ring (01273) 455239 for more details. www. cardiacrehabsupport.org.uk
Adur Stroke Group
Fridays at Marsh House Park Lane Southwick from 2 - 4pm. Any person who has been affected by a stroke (and their carer if necessary) is welcome. Social events are arranged with the occasional trip. Transport is restricted but can possibly be arranged in certain circumstances. Applications can only be accepted from persons living in the Adur area. Further details or enquiries should be made to the Secretary (Stan Ford) on 01273-453760.
We meet every third Tuesday at Sompting Village Hall at 7.30pm. New Members are welcome! Call Betty Kewell on 01903 266353.
Babies and Toddlers
Phoenix Afternoon Art Club
We meet on Tuesdays and Fridays, 12.30 – 2.30pm during term time, at the Guide Hall, 5 Penhill Road, Lancing,.. Cost is £1.30 per child, with additional children 60p extra. We provide a range of activities and resourse to little ones amused, including playdough, rides on cars, drawing, puzzles, baby toys, train set etc and have access to an outside play area in good weather. Free refreshments for the parents , carers and children. Regular Table sales and other fundraising activities also take place.
We are small friendly group who meet every Tuesday in the Lions Hall, Roberts Road, Lancing from 1.00pm – 4.00pm. For more information please call Pam on 01903 750992.
Adur Art Club Meets Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.30pm & Thursdays 2pm – 4pm. Room 8, Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham. Membership £35 per annum. For more info please visit http://aartc.webs.com
Arts and Crafts, ICT, Health & Well-being, Languages, Maths, English & ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages) West Sussex Adult & Community Learning Service runs a wide range of courses in the local area. Using the excellent facilities at Southwick Community Centre, Shoreham Academy and local libraries there really is a learning opportunity on your doorstep! For further information please contact 01273 598811 or pick up a brochure from your local library.
Sports and Leisure Worthing Speakers Club – Public Speaking Made Fun
Penhill Toddler Group
St James Toddlers Group
We meet every Monday in Term time from 1.30pm-3pm at St James Church Hall, Mill Road, Lancing. It costs £1 per family, which includes refreshments and a craft session. Call Joan on 01903 762652
Lancing Children and Family Centre
We are based at 42 North Road, Lancing, BN15 9AB. We have lots of exciting and useful groups running at thte centre. Contact 01903 276 898
Youth Activities & Events
Lancing Youth Centre, Penhill Road, Lancing, BN15 8HA Tel:01903 754901. Eamil: Lancing.yout.centre@west sussex.gov.uk
Mondays: Open Clubnight for 13-18 years olds. Safe, comfortable environment and wide variety of activites. 7pm-9pm
Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month at The Charles Dickens Pub, 56 Heene Road, Worthing, BN11 3RG. Arrive for: 715pm, Start: 7:30pm, Finish 9:30pm. Everyone very welcome. For more information please contact Meg Heyworth on (01323) 872487, meg@ heyworth.co.uk or visit www.worthingspeakers.org.uk
Tuesdays: ASP Interact Clubnight
Adur Valley Bridge Clubs- Shoreham
Session for pre/post natal young parents up to 23 years of age – 11am1.00pm
EBU Affiliated Duplicate Bridge Club. Very friendly. Visitors welcome. No partner required. The Hall of the Church of The Good Shepherd, Shoreham Beach. Tuesday afternoons at 1.30pm. For more information contact Bob & Kathy Whiting on (01403) 711707, Email: adur.bridge@ btinternet.com, www.adurbridge.org.uk
Adur East Lions club Meet 4th Tuesday of the month at the Royal George Public House, Holmbush Roundabout, Shoreham. 8pm. All welcome.
Adur Petanque Club (Boules) Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7pm and Sunday mornings from 10.30am at Lancing Manor Park (next to the Impulse Leisure Centre). New members welcome. Come and Try. For further information please call (01903) 776387 or visit www.adurpetanque.co.uk
Adur Book Club for the over 60s Meetings are at Shoreham Library on the 1st Thursday of every month from 10am – 11.30. All books are supplied free by West Sussex Library Service. Large print and audio versions available. Cost £2.50 per session. Call Pam Simons on (01273) 441571 for more details.
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Session with Adur Special Needs Project for ASP members and those young people 13-18 that wich to volunteer as Helper Partners – 6.308.15pm
Wednesdays: Young Parents Group Junior Club
Clubnight for 8-1 year olds – 6.15 – 7.45pm Thursdays: Open Clubnight for 13-18 year olds. Safe, comfortable environment and wide variety of activites. 7pm – 9.30pm
Fridays: Friday Football
Inforaml football session on outdoor courts at Lancing Leisur Centre. 7pm-9pm.
Session in Dance Studio at Lancing Leisure Centre – 8.15 – 9.15pm
Sunday School at St James’s
During term time our Sunday school meets in the Church Hall, Mill road at 9.45am. Our children explore the Christian Fatih ina creative way before joining the congregation at the Parish Eucharist. Just come along - mums and dads welcome. On the third Sunday of the month children, family and friends are invited to the all worship of the family Eucharist at 10am. Ring the Church office weekdays 9am-11am on 01903 750286.
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