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Village LIVING

FREE l November 2016

Lifestyle | Community | Business

Steyning Bramber Beeding Ashington Washington Storrington Henfield Small Dole Shoreham-by-Sea

Tales from the Brighton Charity Ball in aid of Brain Tumour Research


of Shoreham meet

Kirsty Alsopp

Local Christmas Gift Ideas

Design at 32 KITCHENS, BATHROOMS, RENOVATIONS It’s early yes, but if you are thinking of a Kitchen refurbishment or redesign before Christmas, NOW is the time to get planning! For help designing your dream kitchen, bathroom and home for this winter, call us at Design 32 for a Free initial visit and discussion about your project. Showroom: 32 High Street, Storrington, West Sussex RH20 4DU 01903 741004

Village LIVING

Contents 4-6

Local News including the great success

of The Brighton Charity Ball 2016


Editors letter


What’s on – dates for your Diary


Rachel from Popsicle Interiors


Introducing High Spec Bathrooms


Miss Mop domestic cleaning –

getting your Homes ready for Christmas Guest’s


Christmas Gifts on your local high street


Health & Beauty


Holly Simmonds on Taking ‘You Time’ isn’t a crime!


Introducing Sussex Carpet Cleaners


Pets & Tradesmen


Public Services


Introducing Salon Supplies

FREE ● November 2016

Lifestyle | Community | Business

Steyning Bramber Beeding Ashington Washington Storrington Henfield Small Dole Shoreham-by-Sea

Tales from the Brighton Charity Ball


of Shoreham meet

Kirsty Alsopp

in aid of Brain Tumour Research

Cover image – Manic Stage Productions – Photography –




Local Christmas Gift Ideas



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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION WITH MIDDLETONS How exciting! Local, independent agents Middleton Estates in Shoreham, showed Kirsty Allsopp one of the properties in their portfolio for sale on Shoreham Beach, the staff thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the shoot and were delighted one of their properties was chosen to feature in the next LocationLocationLocation series! “Thank you channel 4 and the Location Location Location crew. Been lovely to spend the day with you all. Fingers crossed for an offer” Fingers crossed indeed for the Shoreham Beach vendor!

STEYNING Food & Drink Festival The month long Steyning & District Food and Drink Festival came to an end on Sunday 2nd October. It was a very happy time, with some fantastic offers in the shops & eateries, plus some outstanding events. The Author Dinner & Book Signing at Sussex Carol Drinkwater in full flow during her interview with Gudrun Bowers Produce, with headliner Carol Drinkwater from the icon series All Creatures Great & Small, was a smash hit with the café bursting at the seams. Gudrun from Steyning Bookshop (who organised the evening) stood in for her mother, Sara Bowers, and conducted a great interview with Carol. The Adur Brewery Beer Festival at Steyning Cricket Club also proved a hit, doubling the attendance it received last year, when it was staged for the first time. The Breakfasts for Charity and the special lunch dishes looks set to bring in a donation of just under £400 for the Festival Charity, Know Dementia, which is really good news. Other events included the Daylands Farm Walk & Tea, Riverside Brewery Tour, Pubs & Breweries Walk, Wiston Estate Wine Tour, Pie & Pint Evening, Ashurst Tasty Walk, Best Local Allotment Competition, Pick It

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Cook It days, Pasture to Plate Lunch, Demonstrations & Workshops… the list is endless. On the last Saturday of the Festival – in the pouring rain – the judging of the Best Food Theme Shop Window Competition took place. The winners of the Foodie Section were The Little Sweetshop, with its wonderful display of “sweetie” food dishes & cocktails. The non-Foodie category was gloriously won by The Baby Boutique – their tiny window housing an exquisite Farmers Market Scene, all hand knitted; leeks, cauliflowers, sausage rolls, etc. on the stalls with knitted people in attendance – you had to use your imagination as to which of the figures represented Derek Crush, major organiser of this regular monthly occasion. Over at the Market the Annual Pumpkin Weigh was taking place, winners for the third year running being Family Ridley’s children with a gigantic specimen weighing some 350 lbs! The competition raised £150 for St Barnabas Hospice. This report cannot end without firstly recognising the generosity of the Festival sponsors, the Steyning & District Business Chamber & the Steyning Parish Council plus, of course, the tremendous work that is undertaken by the valiant Festival Committee. As always, the event is aimed at attracting more business to our area, at the same as having fun. | tel: 0785 2231512


Brighton Charity Ball Vivacious Events are very proud to announce that our recent Brighton Charity Ball event held in association with Gifts for Angels and held on behalf of the charity Brain Tumour Research, has raised in excess of £7000.00 for this very deserving cause. Brain Tumour Research is a cause very close to the heart of the owner of Gift for Angels, Michelle De La Motte-Rice, who suffered the devastating loss of her daughter Lola as a result of a brain tumour.

Lynnette & some of the Team from Barratt-David Wilson Homes

Images courtesy of Blue Dawg Entertainment


n Saturday 8th October 2016, over 170 guests, the men all dressed in their stylish Tuxedo’s and the ladies adorned in their finest outfits, attended the Brighton Charity Ball held in the gorgeous and ornate Clarence Room at The Brighton Hilton Metropole, all of them enjoying an amazing evening of top quality entertainment, food and dance. Amongst many highlights of the ‘Hollywood Glamour ‘ themed evening were gold human statuette Oscars and live dancing all provided by the outstanding Manic Stage Productions team who thrilled the audience with their stylish show reel production. Prior to the sumptuous three course dinner, served outstandingly by the Metropole wait team, guest Speaker Tim Green from Brain Tumour Research made a heartfelt

and articulate speech thanking everyone for their support and informing guests of both the outstanding work carried out by the Brain Tumour Research team and the necessity of funding from events such as Brighton Charity Ball. Later in the evening guests were treated to music provided by live band The Soultastics who played some great tracks and who soon had guests dancing away to their classy and soulful tracks. Making a significant contribution to the amount of money raised by this event were funds raised by both the sale of raffle tickets and auction items, and we would like to pass on a most sincere thank you to our generous donators and our guests, and especially to our main event sponsor Barratt David Wilson Homes without whom this event would not have been possible. | tel: 0785 2231512

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Following the calling of the raffle and live auction expertly handled by out talented Toastmaster Mark Lanahan, the evening finished with a disco with music played by Bluedawg Entertainment who also provided photography and a photo-booth for the evening, the latter also providing an opportunity for guests to give a donation to Brain Tumour Research. Vivacious Events and Gifts for Angels would like to take this opportunity to extend a huge thank you to everybody who played their part and helped to make the evening such an outstanding success, all of which has helped to raise such a fantastic amount of money for Brain Tumour Research. With special thanks to: Oliver Simon Kay, Zoe & Ollie Miles from Bloomsbury Clinic & Studio, Flicker Rose, Watch Religion Brighton & James Ross Jewellers. This event was organised by &

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Welcome to November!

So, here we are in November already! Hope that wherever you are, all is well! This month we have some lovely news stories from the Brighton Charity Ball, a flurry of excitement for local independent estate agent Middleton Estates as Kirsty Allsopp came to town to film one of their properties, great feedback from the Steyning Festival and a fabulous piece again from Rachel at Popsicle Interiors on the C WORD. Also, how taking time for yourself is not a crime, by Holly Simmonds… New customers to look out for this month are High Spec Bathrooms, Beach Carpet Clean, GSM Phone Repairs and Sales, and Salon Supplies. Getting ready for Christmas? We have info from Miss Mop! As always we like to draw your attention to some of our lovely customers to help you with your Christmas shop ideas – just a couple of bits here that we wanted to let you know about and couldn’t fit on the diary page! Following the success of their established stage and street kidz classes SK are expanding to the preschool market, take your Little Groovers along to the Shoreham centre every Wednesday from 9.30 – 10.15am for drop in classes guaranteed to exhaust even the liveliest of little ones!! For more info go to ‘Mature, local, experienced Kitchen Sales Designer required to join the team’. If you are looking for work in Kitchen design, Design at 32 based in Storrington are currently recruiting – to hear more details on job specifications please email Christmas Table Top Market – with over 40 tables featuring Christmas orientated gifts and ideas, plus parking at the rear of the Centre and a cafe on site. Entry is free to the public and it is on Saturday 19th November starting at 9.30am. Wishing you a lovely month… see you in December


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What’s On? MARKETS Henfield Hall – Monday Market from January open every Monday except bank holidays from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m a variety of stalls, ample free parking Shoreham – 2nd Sat of each month. 9.00 – 13.00. East Street Shoreham has a market every Wednesday morning at The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea. 9 am – 12.15 pm Steyning – 1st Sat of each month. 9.00 – 13.00. High St car park Storrington – Village Market at Village Hall 9-10.45am every Friday, a variety of locally home grown and sourced plants, cheeses, meats, breads & crafts West Chiltington – 2nd Sat of month. 9.00 – 12.00. Village Hall


an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York.‘a film of subtle and undeniable beauty’Starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Duration 118 mins cert. £3.50. TUESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 7.30PM Blockbuster at Ropetackle. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD 2015 Action/adventure/sci-fi set in a future desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities, Max (Tom Hardy) joins forces with Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) to flee from cult leader Immortan Joe and his army.With exhilarating action and a surprising amount of narrative heft, Mad Max: Fury Road brings director George Miller’s post apocalyptic franchise roaring vigorously back to life.Duration 120 mins cert R7. £5.00.

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HENFIELD First Tuesday of each month 2-4pm Knit and Natter, Rhyme time under 5’s Thursday 1015-1045

SATURDAY 5TH OF NOVEMBER 9.30-5PM Steyning Art Group Annual Exhibition At the Steyning Centre on. There will be refreshments available. There is free parking.

SHOREHAM Every 2nd Thursday of each month 130-3pm knit and natter Rhyme time under 5’s every Tuesday 1015-1045 and 1130-12pm Storytime Friday 210-140 under 5’s

SUNDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 19.00 - 21.00PM St Nicholas Church Bramber Concert. Tickets £12 at the door. 01903 879023. This is the latest in the fundraising recital series that aims to raise funds to keep this delightful 11th century church repaired and in good order. “We Will Remember Them “ is a concert of wartime songs and readings from letters to and from soldiers and their loved ones.ThreePenny Piece, an Andrews sisters tribute act, will be singing, and Ben Fox and Rosie Jenkins, West End and TV actors,will be reading and singing.

STEYNING Knit and natter 2-4pm last Wednesday of each month, Rhyme time every Friday 215-145 under 5’s STORRINGTON Rhyme time Under 5s every Tuesday 1045-1115 W1 Shoreham Beach @ Church of Good Shephard 7.30, 1st Tuesday each month 01903 756189 TUESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER2.00PM MATINEE AT ROPETACKLE THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME‘ This moving reality of battle…’1916 British documentary and propaganda war film depicting the British Army in the preliminaries and early days of the 1916 Battle of the Somme. Watched by 20 million people in Britain in the first six weeks of screening. £3.50. 10TH NOVEMBER 7.30PM Ropetackle Film Club presents GASLIGHT (1944) Film Noir Years after her aunt was murdered, a young woman (the magnificent Ingrid Bergman) moves back into the house with her new husband. However he has a secret that he will do anything to protect… George Cukor’s fantastic direction of this intriguing and suspicious tale will keep you on the edge of your seat. Also starring Charles Boyer and Joseph Cotton.The cast’s flawless talent makes the film absolutely unforgettable 1945 Oscar Best Actress (Bergman) and Best Art Direction Open to Film Club members and their guest only (£5.00)Duration 114 mins Certificate PGThursday THURSDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2.00PM Matinee at Ropetackle CAROL. 2015 romantic drama‘a gorgeous film – thoughtfully and beautifully filmed by director Todd Haynes’ Carol follows the lives of two different women – one a young aspiring photographer and the other an alluring older woman - from very different backgrounds who find themselves in November 2016 • Village Living

MONDAY 14TH NOVEMBER – coffee at 10.00am followed by our meeting 10.30-noon – Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts Society illustrated talk from Christopher Herbert on “Banks, Burgundy and Piracy: the fifteenth century artists in Bruges”. The Steyning Centre, opposite St Andrews Church, Church Street, Steyning. Enquiries to 01903 297553The annual membership fee is £36.00 Members and visitors (donation of £5.00) are warmly welcomed with. For further information please call 01903 297553 THURSDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 5-9PM ‘The Gift Of Giving’ Fair. Stalls from local crafts people selling gifts. The charge to the stall holder is £15,this means that every stall holder will be funding a half hour treatment for someone with Cancer. Gorgeous local crafts, glass art, jewellery, scarves, home furnishings,candles, gifts & much more, and for those who cannot find the time to shop in the daytime, my collection of Ladies Clothing from The Consortium will be available to buy too, and I will be donating 20% of any sales on the evening. Every penny from the stall holders fee, to the £1 entry donation, and the raffle will be funding treatments. Murphys Cottage, 50 West St, Rh20 4EE,The entrance is opposite the Storrington Village Hall. Raffle tickets are available now from The Consortium,17 West Street. SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER All about Meee day at The Storrington Village Hall, on,a whole day of pampering treatments and local stall holders ensuring a day of girlie fun whilst raising money for The Mary How Trust. | tel: 0785 2231512


The ‘C’ Word... This month we are talking the C word, that naughty nine letter word that comes round every year draining our bank accounts, exciting our children to the point of complete mania, but also allowing us to spoil our loved ones and make our home look fabulous! After reading last month’s article on autumn trends I am going to presume that you all took notice and got your homes up to standard so now we can just go all out for Christmas décor and this year you are spoilt for choice of how to turn your home in to a festive wonderland.

This cushion available from Magic and Sparkle (Marks and Spencer) is the most perfect example of winter animals and traditional warm colours, who wouldn’t love that little ‘hum pug’ looking at them whilst they opened their Christmas presents. If this is the year you want it all; glamour and warmth without a compromise on style, then pick velvet and velour materials in rich pink, purple, turquoise and metallic colours. In my opinion this theme is done best by using big bold statement pieces. A silver crush velvet sofa, like this one from abode sofas, would look great in a room themed this way and would also be great to drink your chosen Christmas tipple upon!

If you are wanting a glamorous Christmas this year choose black and white and add hints of gold, this theme can be carried throughout the whole home including the tree. On the local high street Next currently have some great black, white and gold accessories, or if you’re thinking of making a trip to the big smoke then be sure to pick up this must have black and gold feather bauble from the Harrods Christmas shop. Looking for something a bit cosier that will also appeal to the children, then choose winter animals, we are talking penguins, owls, bears, stags and any animal seen out and about in Santa’s company or in a snow scene, as your theme. These winter animals, whether fabric prints and soft furnishings, ornaments or tree decorations, should be in warm ‘traditional’ colours like reds, greens, browns and neutral tones.

If you wanted to give someone a gift for their velvet Christmas home these initial cushions I found in Marks and Spencer would be perfect. Just a little hint I am putting out there now to anyone reading who might want to buy me a little present this year! Saddened at the thought that this was the end of the C word from me? You will be pleased to hear that the December article is all about the Christmas table; what table, what chairs, what to decorate it with, what to serve in to and what to drink out of!

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Shop locally this Christmas... I can’t believe that it’s time to start thinking about Christmas! As always we are keen to share with you some ideas on where to shop locally and this year is no different...

Bloomsbury Clinic & Studio at The Barn Steyning,

Steyning Arts Fair at the Steyning Holistic Fair. The Steyning Centre, 19th November, 10am - 4pm & 3rd December, Steyning Arts Centre 10am - 4.30pm

Smiffy Bears – homemade bears, vintage bears, Charlie bears and more, 74 High Street, Cobblestone Walk Steyning

Flicker Rose – Shop 2, Cobblestone Walk in Steyning. Beautiful and unique gifts, jewellery and home accessories from Sussex and beyond.

Retroesque – for all your vintage accessories, outfits and must haves! Swan Walk Horsham

AJ Frames, Finishing Touch – Retro gifts and framed prints. 9 Cobblestone Walk in Steyning Darren Ross – Family jewellers for generations, 14 High Street Shoreham,


Little Beauty Salon – 73 High Street Shoreham

Après Chocolate – Classic Clothing and accessories, handbags and beautiful handmade chocolates. 5 East Street, Shoreham GSM Phone Centre for supplies and repairs, 116 High Street Shoreham Just a few of our customers to remember when you start writing your lists or begin the shop…


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Taking ‘you time’ isn’t a crime! I’m not sure about you, and I know it’s “only” November, but I feel as though I’ve blinked and missed the time in between last Christmas and this. How come Christmas is nearly here again? I keep asking myself. I’m not ready… I keep saying to myself.


o with Christmas on its merry way (it gets closer by the day), a bit like the runaway train you see in an action film, how can we look after ourselves at what is, for many, a really stressful time of year? Apologies to those out there who breeze through the festivities... I’m honestly not trying to be a bar humbug, because obviously there are lots and lots of positives involved around Christmas especially where children are concerned, but there are also added pressures. The financial juggle for presents, as well food buying, the cooking, possibly driving or travelling to see relatives; let alone the overall dynamic of family juggling and “fitting” everyone in, even if they don’t get on or haven’t seen each other and you haven’t seen them for a whole year either. I really don’t mean it in a bah humbug way as I said, it’s just all rather a lot to consider when you think about it. Plus this is only from my perspective after all, but I reckon a few of you out there will share some resonance with me… Having said that, knowing Father Christmas is coming down the chimney and Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer and his clan will be flying though the sky landing on every roof, is nothing to be overlooked... although with all the carrots and mince pies they consume on their trip round the world,

a post Christmas weight loss program might be the order of the day... My question to you though is “How can you take care of yourself with this added pressure and still come through the holiday time fairly unscathed?” My suggestion to you would be to put yourself at the top of the family and friend pile for a little while. Taking time for yourself (are you feeling uncomfortable at my suggestion?), because actually you do deserve some “you time”, even if there is a little voice inside you that says you don’t. Sometimes we get a bit lost and overwhelmed during the festivities, let alone at any other time of year! A bit like taking a journey having left the map or sat nav at home. You know where you would like to go and have a rough idea of how you’d like to get there, but you’re just not sure of the way. So if you do feel slightly uncomfortable at my suggestion… Taking “you time” isn’t a crime. Putting yourself first for even a small amount of instance during those stressful periods we all go through in life, actually benefits those around you, because it enables you to deal with daily stressors and life better. My experience is that using Talking Therapy, Counselling, NLP or Hypnotherapy and speaking to someone who “gets it”, enables you to find your own personal map, or sat nav to where you want to go. m. 07774-148285 t. 01273-494064 | tel: 0785 2231512

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Village Living Issue 86 November 2016  

The magazine for people, community and businesses in West Sussex

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