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SEAFORD Scene June 2017 Issue 122

Your Community Magazine, Business Directory and What’s On Guide

The Shoal Has Landed Seaford Motorfest Wimbledon Fortnight

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Welcome Welcome to the June issue of Seaford Scene. It’s almost midsummer would you believe, and as I write this, the warm sunshine is nowhere to be seen! I live in hope though that we will have a glorious June, fingers crossed! This is the month for getting outside, and here in Seaford there are many beautiful open gardens to enjoy, more details in the What’s On pages, 137 to 145 Seaford and Blatchington Tennis Club and the Crouch Bowling Club both have open days this month and there are local farmers’ markets and boot fairs to explore. It’s Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24th so be sure to watch the parade in Seaford, and support the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces. Motorfest also returns on Sunday 25th, featuring all sorts of cars, motorbikes, scooters etc plus a fun fair, live bands, beer tent and more. It’s a great day out! Don’t forget it’s the longest day on Wednesday 21st so make the most of it, and it’s Fathers Day on 18th June – talking of which, do you know anyone who would like to feature in Seaford Scene’s Who’s Who, see page 60? Perhaps yourself? If so, email me: fran@seafordscene.co.uk. I look forward to hearing from you... Enjoy your June! Fran Tegg. Editor

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The Shoal Has Landed Seaford Splash! I Am Denton Island Community Challenge! Seaford U3A Seaford Photographic Society NPS Lions Club Stranded in the Six-Day War Old Newspapers, Anyone? Seaford Musical Theatre Still Going Strong Mayor’sOpen Garden Trail Veterans and Armed Forces Day The Seaford Parenting Scene School Garden Receives a Boost Chestnut Tree House Concentus Sings in Summer Charity Garden Party Time Again Seaford Choral Society Waves Celebrates 10 Years Seaford Head Probus Club Seaford Community Hub Open Day Seahaven Hard of Hearing Club Music for the Brain Newberry Tully Estate Agents Support Junior Seaford Striders A View From The Potting Shed Flower Festival Seaford Community Garden Seaford Tree Wardens Who’s Who in Seaford? St George’s Day was a Fabulous Day Summertime, and the Barbequin’ is Easy Seaford Striders Wimbledon Fortnight Mountain Biking Just Got Beautiful! Seaford Inner Wheel Club The Alexander Technique The House Martello Rotary Seaford Motorfest Newberry Tully Estate Agents Seaford Community Cinema Trooping the Colour Seaford Kurlers What is 4K TV? Rotary Club of Seaford Seaford Stamp & Post card Club Citizens Advice The World’s Best Dad Probus Club of Seaford A Good Read Seaford Afternoon Flower Club East Blatchington Lectures What’s On in June? What’s On Weekly? Index of Businesses

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THE SHOAL HAS LANDED! Seaford Town Council was thrilled to be part of Seaford’s celebration of the arrival of it’s fabulous new Community Bench at Splash Point. On May 1st hundreds of local people packed around Splash Point Jetty, excited to see the opening of this stunning sculptural seating experience. Seaford Silver Band got the crowd singing with Sussex by the Sea and the amazing Pop Ups sung the catchy Shoal Song. Yes, this bench has its own song! BBC’s South East Today reporter Briohny Williams and Andy Dickenson from Meridian News mingled with the crowds capturing the moment The Shoal was officially

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opened by Peter Field, the Lord Lieutenant of Sussex, accompanied by the Mayor of Seaford. Working in partnership with Seaford Town Council and Seaford Community Partnership, Christian Funnell and Gabby Tofts designed and built this unique 16-metrelong sculpture. ‘We have been delighted by the enthusiastic support and good wishes for The Shoal project from the wonderful people of Seaford. We would like to thank the many folk who have generously sponsored a fish already and look forward to seeing The Shoal grow and become an amazing community facility for Seaford,’ said Gabby Tofts. The project is being funded by public sponsorship. A variety of fish-shaped plaques are available to purchase, with prices from £85 for a Sprat! Messages engraved on the fish celebrate all aspects of Seaford life. From births, weddings and memorials to Seaford groups and lines of poetry. Be part of this exciting project and help The Shoal grow. More sponsorship fish plaques are needed to build phase 2 of The Shoal. Four more Mackerel Benches will meander to the end of Splash Point Jetty, creating a seating experience with some of the most spectacular views in Sussex. For information on how to sponsor a fish plaque, application form and prices visit the dedicated website www.theshoalseaford.com or Facebook page https:// www.facebook.com/The-Shoal-Seafords-CommunityBench-165924283917324/ Photos by Chris Wrathall

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apparently lost his wife and is rapidly losing his mind. Enter a young priest who claims to have found her, but is she the same woman?

Arts and cultural events in the Seaford area Welcome to the latest of our regular updates on what is going on within Seaford’s vibrant arts and cultural scene, compiled by Robin Shell and myself.

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Go to Seaford Community Cinema at the Barn Theatre on Saturday 10th June for an NT Live Encore screening of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Doors open at 6.30pm for the 7pm playing of this acclaimed revival starring Imelda Staunton. This is being shown in addition to films and plays listed on the programme. Back to film and it’s all top Oscars- and Bafta-awarded pictures, starting with Manchester by the Sea on Friday 9th June, 7.30pm, going on to Lion on 16th June, and concluding with the fizz of La La Land on Friday 30th June, 7.30pm and Saturday 1st July, 2.30pm. Tickets are available from Seaford Tourist Information Office, from www. seafordcinema.org or on the door and are likely to sell like hotcakes so best advice is to book quickly.

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The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company returns to the Crouch Gardens on Wednesday 7th June with a new production The Commercial Traveller, set in the London of 1924. It is billed as having a feeling of February about it, so remember that this is an outdoor production and as well as a chair bring blankets and whatever else you think you might need to keep warm, along with a picnic to eat before the show. Mind you, if past entertainments by this group are anything to go by, your laughter should keep you warm. Tickets from www.therudemechanicaltheatre. co.uk or at the gate. Seaford Little Theatre presents Trap for a Lonely Man by Robert Thomas, directed by Garry Fowler, from 21st to 29th July. This psychological thriller is set in an isolated chalet in the French Alps and concerns a man who has

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Art, books and meditation

Get yourself to Arts@theCrypt on Wednesday 31st May to hear a reading by Nicholas Royle from his new novel featuring the Crypt, titled English Guide to Bird Watching, which combines a story about literary theft, adultery and ambition with a poetic and moving investigation into our relationship to birds and the environment. Tickets available from www.thecryptgallery.com. From 3rd-11th June Michael Windross and Andrew J Forrest share an exhibition called Catching the Eye and from 24th to 29th June the space belongs to Seaford Head School. Sharing an exhibition from 16th to 21st July entitled Ocean Emotion are Christopher Harris and Amanda Booth, and Stone Cross Art Group take over the gallery from 29th July until 6th August. Free. Robin Shell is hosting another Day of Meditation and Creativity at Florence House on 19th July, this time with the theme of connecting with the sea and with the wisdom of our ancestors. For a place call her on 07946 555688 or go to robinshell63@gmail.com

Music, comedy & markets

Seaford-based nine-piece band Music from the Sofa is playing jazz at Eastbourne’s Underground Theatre on Friday 28th July at 8pm, tickets £12 from https:// onlineticketseller.com/events/?id=920, Online Ticket Seller on 0800 772 3321, Eastbourne Tourist Information Office or on the door. Hilarious Julie Jepson is hosting more comedy at The View, Seaford Head Golf Club, generally on the last Friday of the month. Doors open at 7pm for the 8pm shows. Tickets £10. Also go to The View for jazz evenings on the first Sunday of the month. For confirmation check The View’s Facebook page. Seaford’s Street Market will be taking place in Sutton Road on Saturdays 10th and 24th June and 8th and 22nd July. Please email details about forthcoming events, two months in advance, to robinshell63@gmail.com. These will be used in full on our blog at seafordsplash.blogspot.com and edited for this feature. Andrea Hargreaves Photo: Lal La Land

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I Am Denton Community Challenge! The 2017 Denton Community Challenge is coming. It’s the sixth to take place and this year it promises to be even bigger and better than before. It’s all happening at the Avis Way recreation ground (opposite Tates Garage, next to Paradise Park) on Saturday 10th June from 1pm - 5pm. In 2016, hundreds of local people of all ages came to the Denton Community Challenge Summer of Sport event. They enjoyed an afternoon of action-packed events for families and children of all ages. And in 2017 we have a record number of local clubs and societies active in our area offering sporting challenges, putting on entertaining displays (or represented by stands) and creating fun for everyone. The title this year is I AM DENTON CHALLENGE with the theme as always on local sport. We can all celebrate the many wonderful sporting fixtures coming up this summer. Back by popular demand are the climbing wall and bungee trampoline, plus a bouncy castle, pony rides and ‘Just Owls’. There will be lots of interesting stalls run by local organisations from the Scouts to sports clubs and local charities and, of course, admission to the Denton Community Challenge is free with a very small charge for taking part in some of the sporting activities! There’s something for everyone on the field from the various stalls, plus a full programme of arena events and also a series of sporting challenges where children can win magnificent rosettes. The MC for the day will be popular local DJ and karaoke king, Keith Johnson. DCC has its own Facebook page with all the details of what to

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expect and look forward to. As before, the 2nd Denton & South Heighton Scouts – ‘Ralph Reader’s Own’ – will be running their outstanding BBQ. Not to be missed! There will also be a big raffle with many prizes, including the first prize of a new Apple iPad Mini. The opening ceremony will be at 1pm and will be performed by our hard-working local MP Maria Caulfield and the Denton school choir. The Denton Community Challenge is one of the largest charity events in our area, with the proceeds being divided equally between these three local charities:

The James Daniels Memorial Fund set up after 19-year-old James’ tragic death in 2005 to raise money through various events. Local schools and sports clubs are invited to apply for funds to assist the purchase of equipment and coaching aids to encourage the development of sporting activities for children and youth in Denton and the surrounding areas. Friends And Associates Of Denton School (Fads) raise much needed funds to purchase items for the school. St Leonard’s Church, Denton is one of Sussex’s historic churches dating back to1288, is a Bible teaching church and serves the community in a number of ways. www.facebook.com/DentonCommunitychallenge www.dentonchallenge.co.uk Email: dentonchallenge@gmail.com Tel Cliff: 07802 716830, Tricia: 07843 662794 . Photos: The 2016 Denton Community Challenge.

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Seaford U3A

One of the main highlights of the Seaford U3A year is our ‘Bring and Buy’ book fair and coffee morning. It takes place on Saturday 24th June between 10am and 12 noon at St Leonard’s Church Hall. This is the first chance for you find out which courses will be on offer in the 2017/18 season. A big thank you to Fran at Seaford Scene and all of you for making last year’s event so successful. Can you help us make it even better this year? Bring your unwanted books to us and take some more away! Share coffee with friends and find out what Seaford U3A has on offer in the coming year. Our Summer Talk at the Downs on Thursday 15th June between 2pm and 4pm features a talk by Anthony Penrose from Farley’s Farm. He wrote The Boy Who Bit Picasso and the Farmhouse is where artists such as Picasso and Max Ernst visited. Coffee mornings will continue throughout the summer at the Constitutional Club on the third Wednesday of the month. For just £1 you can have coffee/tea and home made goodies as well as meeting up with other members. It would be really good to see more of you down there. The next meetings are: 21st June; 19th July; 16th August. Pub Lunches are proving to be very popular and take place at the Shore Inn, Dane Road, Seaford on the 2nd Friday of each month. David Thomson organises these and you have to book your place on the Wednesday before the lunch. Please be at the Shore by 12 noon for a 12.30pm meal. Our Annual Walk, organised by Michael Allen, takes place on 11th July. This year it will be a circular walk from Wyevale Garden Centre just outside Lewes and going through the countryside and back again – I’m sure members will enjoy it. Do remember to pick up one of our leaflets the next time you are in town because they give you phone numbers and contact details. For those of you on email, our regular ebulletin is the best way to find out what is happening, but if you do not have access to your own

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computer, please ask a friend or check at the library. If you have a computer and know someone who doesn’t have access to one, please share these details with them. SUN (Sussex U3A Network) hosted the April study day where Sue Berry, a well known lecturer and historian gave a series of talks about the development of the seaside town from the 1780s to the 1930s. It was interesting to find out how the resorts developed as they competed against the spa towns of Bath, Harrogate and Tunbridge Wells. Sea bathing became more popular and more people came to visit. Improved transport in the form of railways in the 19th and the motor car in the 20th century brought more visitors to the resorts which then had to offer different types of entertainment and places to stay. A very interesting series of talks on a large subject which I’m sure more of us want to investigate. Thank you to SUN and to Sue Berry. Check our leaflets and the SUN website https://u3asites.org.uk/ sussexu3anetwork/events for details of their study days and workshop. Our outing on 26th April was to the William Morris Gallery (Water House) in Walthamstow where our group had a guided tour and saw some really interesting pieces of work relating to Morris and his group. We were also lucky enough to see the exhibition of Japanese art which formed part of Frank Brangwyn’s collection. Lloyd Park backs on to the gallery and some of the group walked around it. After lunch we were taken on a guided tour of Walthamstow Old Village and saw at least two collections of almshouses, a beautiful old house, a Victorian Penfold Pillar Box and the 18th-century workhouse (now a museum). Vinegar Lane, which is next to the Monoux Almshouse acquired its name because the locals used vinegar to sanitise a plague pit. The 1795 Squires’ Almshouses were ‘Erected and endowed by Mrs Mary Squires widow for the use of six decayed tradesmen’s widows of this parish and no other’. Whether it was the tradesmen or their widows who were decayed, who knows? Photos (L-R): Seaford U3A members on their April outing; William Morris Gallery; a house in Walthamstow Old Village.

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Seaford Photographic Society The final rounds of both the Print and PDI (Projected Digital Image) Leagues have now been held. These are two competitions that run throughout the year and the results will be in next month’s newsletter. Also next month you will be able to see the results of the Print of the Year, PDI of the Year and Photographer of the Year. The club holds an annual ‘Altered Image’ competition which is great fun and gives members an opportunity to show off their imagination and photo-editing skills. This year we were given an image of some beach huts to work with, and some of the results were imaginative to say the least. Steve Hewitt’s cheeky seaside postcard-style interpretation took the first prize. That evening also featured a competition for a ‘Panel of six Co-ordinated Prints’. This is a bit more serious and the idea is that the six mounted photographs should work individually, but also as a whole. The winning panel, from a large selection of entries, was by Cathryn Mantovani and was titled ‘Relics of Winter’. The Flora and Fauna Group had a field trip to the Sussex Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Woods Mill. The weather was excellent, though cold, and there were many song birds to be heard including the wonderful nightingale. Woodpeckers, chiffchaffs, various members of the tit family and several very obliging robins were also amongst the sightings for the day. The last session of the month was a talk by Malcolm Hardie, illustrated with black and white prints, on his 1990 visit to Romania. We are continuing with our entries to the Photography News Camera Club of the year competition. Round 4 had the set subject of ‘Action’ and we were delighted to get our best result yet, finishing in second place. It is the winners of each of the 5 rounds who make it into the final so we were so close this time, only one point

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behind the top club. The next and last round is for landscapes. By the time you read this, the KCPA (Kent County Photographic Association) annual exhibition, held at Seaford’s Crypt Gallery for the first time, will have just finished. Hopefully, some of you will have popped in to see it but for those who didn’t here are a few more details. The exhibition featured over 500 images from photographers based all over East Sussex, Kent and South East London. This year, a record number of the images on display were from members of Seaford Photographic Society, 45 in total. This is three times as many as had been accepted in previous years and shows just how much the standard in the club has increased in recent months. Perhaps more impressive is that nine of these also won awards, including gold medals for Jack Taylor and Cathryn Mantovani and a ribbon award for Carol Adam. We are now on our summer break until September. For more information, including contact details and members’ galleries, see www.seafordps.org.uk. Chris Dawson Photo: Three of the award winners in the KCPA Annual Exhibition, taken by members of Seaford Photographic Society (from top) The Diving Lesson by Cathryn Mantovani – Gold Medal; Playing the Game by Carol Adam – Ribbon Award; Fun in The Snow by Jack Taylor – Gold Medal.

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NEWHAVEN, PEACEHAVEN AND SEAFORD LIONS CLUB Well, its good news all round for our community this month, we have given out lots of money! We have pledged to the Young Mayor of Seaford the cost of a defibrillator. When the young mayor took office last year she said her charity would be to set up defibrillators in as many public spaces as possible. We agreed then that we would support this and the most recent communication I have had with the council is that she has money for eight units, including the one we are buying. These are to be set up at various locations in the town within the next few weeks. Well done to our young mayor. We have also donated to the Seahaven Responders the cost of re-equipping two of their vehicles. These are people who live locally and rush out in the case of an emergency, often arriving before the ambulance as they live nearby. They save lives and the Lions have seen this in action – it was the immediate response of these volunteers who saved the life of one of our members a few years ago when he had a heart attack in the middle of the night.

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The Seahaven Storehouse has also benefitted from our generosity, again we considered this a very worthwhile cause. Even in this day and age, and in our affluent area, there are still people who cannot afford food. The Seahaven Storehouse helps these people, once they have been referred, with food parcels to help them through a particularly difficult time. The bulk of the food comes from donations by our generous public, food put in the boxes at the supermarkets or bought with cash which has been donated. We have also helped an individual lady who was desperately in need with a grant. To help to replace some of our funds we had a Boot Sale in Peacehaven which was a cold event but we survived and are now ready for the Half Marathon. I shall give a full account of this next month. We continue to drive our minibuses for various clubs; we drive about ten outings each month though the buses are out a lot more than that. We also have two minibuses for use by the community and take out various groups with or without a driver, i.e. if you want to provide your own driver you can do so (subject to insurance). Call 01323 898961 for more information about the minibuses. Unfortunately though, due to unreported damage to one of the buses, we may have to restrict their usage. Do you think you could make a difference to our community, or would you like to help the community? Give us a call or visit our club, we meet at 8pm on the fourth Thursday of each month at the White Lion Hotel, Seaford. Come along and make yourself known to us. If you are interested in the Lions and the work we do, give us a call on 0845 833 5981 or look at our website www.npslions.co.uk Photos (top to bottom): President Dirk with Seahaven Storehouse in his favourite attire of shorts and fancy hat!; President Dirk handing over a cheque to Seahaven Responders.

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Stranded in the Six-Day War The Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne is one of my favourite galleries. On the day of my visit in October 2014, Uriel Orlow’s installation ‘The Short and the Long of It’ caught my eye. I read the introduction. In June 1967, at the outbreak of the Six-Day War, 14 merchant ships from various nations were passing through the Suez Canal. As hostilities broke out, they were ordered to halt in the Great Bitter Lake. The war was brief, but after it finished, the Egyptian government refused them permission to leave. Those ships were stranded in the Suez Canal for a full eight years. Over the period, around 3,000 seafarers served on the trapped vessels in the middle of a war zone, maintaining them and protecting their valuable cargos.

OLD NEWSPAPERS, ANYONE? The artist, Grayson Perry, said that Seaford Museum was his favourite museum in the world. One can see why. A host of intriguing artefacts is housed in an ancient Martello Tower – what could be better? The problem is a lack of room with the museum space taken up with many items unrelated to Seaford and therefore outside the approved collecting policy. Among these are a large quantity of fascinating old newspapers. These cover royal occasions as far back as the death of Queen Victoria, as well as world events including both world wars. The museum will shortly be reorganised to allow disabled access so a clearout is necessary. If anyone would like these newspapers please contact me to arrange an appointment. There will be no charge, although a donation to the museum would be appreciated.

The crews forged a strong community in the middle of the Great Bitter Lake, between the two warring armies of Israel and Egypt. This community – the Great Bitter Lakes Association (GBLA) – bridged the Cold War divide: there were Polish, Bulgarian and Czech seafarers alongside people from the UK, France, Germany and the USA, as well as neutral Sweden. The GBLA coordinated exchanges of supplies, and organised social and sports activities. The seafarers even held their own Olympic Games to coincide with the Mexico Olympics of 1968. It was an extraordinary story, and I was keen to find out more. I found material online but couldn’t find a single history book documenting the events in detail and putting them in context. An experienced author, I decided to write one myself. I posted messages on seafarers’ forums, and several people came forward, unearthing memoirs, letters, documents, photos and home-made GBLA postage stamps. I met with people who’d been on the Suez ships, spoke to others and held discussions online with former sailors around the world. Piecing together their accounts, I set them against the background of the Arab–Israeli conflict and the history of the Suez Canal. I became convinced this unusual story deserved to be more widely known. The 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War would be the perfect opportunity to bring together the seafarers involved in this unique experience in maritime history and to allow their voices to be heard. I approached the Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool, and the curators generously agreed to host the 50th anniversary reunion. My book, Stranded in the SixDay War, will be launched at the event on 1st June 2017. Cath Senker www.cathsenker.co.uk Cover design by Jane Hawkins Front cover photo: Captain Brian McManus

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Seaford Musical Theatre

90 Years, 140 shows and still going strong 2017 marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of Seaford Musical Theatre (SMT), formerly known as Seaford and District Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society. It was in 1927 that a Mr. F. G Stammers called a town meeting in Seaford with the view to founding an amateur operatic society. It was decided that the first production would be Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore and everyone present appeared in favour until someone asked how much it would cost to stage? When told it would be in the region of £120 the meeting rejected Mr. Stammers’ idea, but he and a group of like-minded friends went ahead anyway and a very successful show was staged at the Queen’s Hall in Seaford generating a profit of £56. And so the society was born, and for the next 45 years it staged mainly Gilbert and Sullivan operettas with the occasional foray into more daring shows such as No No Nanette, The Merry Widow and Maid of the Mountains. Although no formal productions were staged during the war years, the society carried on by providing entertainment for the large number of troops billeted in and around the town. Around about 1949 the word Dramatic was dropped from the society’s title as a new drama group was formed which became Seaford Little Theatre. By the early 1970s light operettas were declining in popularity and big commercial shows such as Oklahoma and Calamity Jane had become all the rage, so they were gradually introduced into the society’s repertoire and continue to be staged to this day. When the Queen’s Hall was demolished the shows were staged at Seaford Head School for a while but in 1983 the society acquired the lease of a derelict barn in Steyne Road, which it subsequently purchased with the help of generous donations from its members and the public. This is now the Barn Theatre. In 2006 the society changed its name to Seaford Musical

Theatre to better reflect the nature of the productions it now stages. The ownership of our own theatre has given SMT a wonderful home in which to perform, but with it comes the great responsibility of its upkeep and improvement. To an extent SMT has lurched from crisis to crisis over the years, but thanks to some generous grants and the continued support of the public and its loyal volunteers the society has never been in better shape than it is today. As part of its continuing 90th Anniversary Year celebrations, SMT will be presenting Annie, the musical, later this year. The show will run from 22nd – 24th September and 29th September – 1st October at 7.30pm with matinées on Saturdays and Sundays at 2.30pm. Tickets will be available online at www. ticketsource.co.uk/thebarntheatre or at Seaford Tourist Information Centre.

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Mayor’s open Garden Trail The 6th annual open garden trail, raising money for the Mayor’s charities this year takes place on Sunday 11th June. Trail organiser, Geoff Stonebanks, tells us that there are 8 local gardens taking part in 2017. Over £10,000 has now been raised by Geoff and local garden owners for the Mayor’s charities since the trail began back in 2012​. This year, there is a real mix of gardens opening their gates right across the town. All will open from 11am through until 5pm, and Steve and Sava from Pomegranate have very generously sponsored the event yet again. 1st prize in the grand raffle will be a £100 national gardening voucher with some other great prizes too. The gardens joining the trail are as follows: 27 Alfriston Park, Cupani at 8 Sandgate Close, Burford in Cuckmere Road, 14 Lullington Close, Lavender Cottage at 69 Steyne Road, Seaford Community Garden, High Trees at 83 Firle Road and Geoff ’s own garden, Driftwood at 4 Marine Drive (pictured here). The event kicks off with an official opening by the Mayor of Seaford at 11am at Driftwood on Sunday 11th June.

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This year the organising committee is proud to announce that funds raised from the day will be donated to Combat Stress, the UK’s leading veterans’ mental health charity. Combat Stress provides a vital lifeline with treatment and support for over 6,000 veterans and their families. Owls Out and About will also be joining on the day with their parliament of beautiful owls; so make a date in your diary for your family’s chance to meet the birds and their handlers. In addition to cadet drills, the display arena will also be hosting Lake Academy of Dance, who will be displaying some of their fabulous dance routines. Stall holders are currently being organised for the event and space is limited with only a few vacancies, so if you are interested in having a stall please do not hesitate to get in touch now via email facilities@seafordtowncouncil. gov.uk or phone 01323 872975. Photos: Previous Veterans and Armed Forces Day in Seaford.

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We return home laden with meat. BBQ’s mean meat in my husband’s world, a delicate veggie kebab does not get a look in. Daddy comes to collect the raw spread from the kitchen, his wide eyed look fixed on the bottom run of cupboards ‘where are those dishes kept?’ I can almost hear him thinking. I decide to make a salad and not intervene with his thoughts.

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Behold: Barbeque Season “I’ll cook today!” It’s around this time of year that those three words tend to fall out of my husband’s mouth. It is always a Sunday, and it is always just before lunch time. He’s what you might call a creature of habit. I muster up some genuine surprise, and our children stop in their tracks, their mud pies are quickly discarded as they squeal with delight,“BARBIE Q! BARBIE Q!” “Right, we’ll need sausages, burgers, chicken, halloumi, buns – those brioche ones, potatoes, hmmm maybe some salmon…” Daddy wistfully plans his feast. I’m wondering if now might be a good time to tell him that he has just reeled off an entire weekly shop – for one meal. The girls seem very impressed that Daddy is going to be cooking ONE MEAL. I hover in the kitchen unearthing the proddy scrapey tools and some matches, anticipating their summons. I dutifully present them to ‘Daddy The Cook’ who is looking very pleased with himself. I’m wondering when he will realise that we don’t have the extensive food supplies that he requires. “Would you mind going to the supermarket? I’ll stay here and ‘sort things’.” Daddy already has a beer in one hand and the spikey prodder in the other…The girls look up hopefully “Can we come too?” followed by the usual fight over who sits where in the trolley. My heart sinks, but I must remember that Sunday’s are a Fun Family Day, the sun is shining and a BBQ is a fun family activity. Meanwhile, Daddy looks very busy and hugely important in front of the fire he has made.

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The girls have all but stripped off and are splashing about in our washing up bowl sized ‘paddling’ pool. My mind flickers to indecent thoughts of a glass of prosecco in hand, feet in the cool water. The Family Fun Day is now in full swing, Daddy has morphed into bodyguard of the BBQ, and won’t stray from it’s side. Who knows what might happen to those vulnerable bangers. Various pleas for the salmon (“have you wrapped it in the foil?”) and the Halloumi (“You did cut it thick enough didn’t you?”) come from the nerve centre. Luckily I haven’t sat down yet, it’s quite busy this not cooking lunch lark. The girls have all but emptied the toy room into the garden and I try not to cry as I contemplate the eventual clean up. I set the table for alfresco dining, a staple in the summer Family Fun Day rules. I spot a few wasps circling and hope the girls haven’t noticed. I pop open the chilled plonk. “Have you got the dishes for the cooked stuff?” Goodness! Poor Daddy must be tethered to the BBQ. I oblige, while the girls abolish the crisps and hummous that are on offer. I take the ‘cooked stuff ’ and add it to the spread that I’ve assembled of buttered rolls, new potatoes and salad, along with every garnish and sauce imaginable. It feels a lot like I am the cook. This is confusing, Daddy is convinced it is him. Finally we sit down at 4pm, Daddy looks exhausted. He says that he needs another beer before gesturing to the barbequed meat buffet and saying proudly, “Daddy’s made everyone lunch!” I raise an eyebrow. And with that the wasps swoop in. The girls and I jump up and run from the table, the bravery gene is plainly absent. We decide to eat inside, where the flying beasts can’t get us. We hope you enjoy your Family Fun Days this summer as much as we do! Lyndsey Stoner @mumaontheedge

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SCHOOL GARDEN RECEIVES A BOOST Budding gardeners from Newhaven have received a boost to their school garden. David Fitton MBE, aka the Plant Doctor, visited Denton Primary School at the beginning of May and delivered not only much-needed supplies, such as compost, but also shared his greenfingered knowledge. Something of a horticultural legend, David is a regular face at Paradise Park garden centre in Newhaven which generously donated the items to Penguin Class in Year 3 at the school. ‘It is always a pleasure to see the smiles on children’s faces as they discover gardening’, explained David. ‘This is the next generation of eco-warriors to whom we entrust our planet.’ Photo: Teacher Naomi Savage with pupils and some of the goodies donated by Paradise Park.

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People of East Sussex put their Hands Up! for children’s hospice It’s been two years since Chestnut Tree launched their Hands Up! campaign, asking the people of East Sussex to put their hands up if they can help the charity care for more children with life-shortening conditions. And East Sussex has not disappointed, with individuals, businesses, groups and schools all fundraising, participating, donating, volunteering and even shopping for Chestnut Tree. ‘The response from the campaign has been phenomenal and we cannot thank the local community enough,’ says Chestnut Tree’s CEO Hugh Lowson. ‘From 8-year-old BMX riders to rollerskating pensioners, from marshals at our Night to Remember midnight walk to bargain hunters in our three East Sussex shops, the word about the care that we offer and the help we need is definitely spreading, and we now have people putting their Hands Up! all over the county.’ The campaign has raised over £1million for care of children in East Sussex in the past two years, and over 26,000 hours have been volunteered at events, on awareness stands, in shops and in the charity’s Eastbourne Office. The campaign’s main aim is to double the number of children Chestnut Tree is caring for in East Sussex, and since the campaign launched the care services offered in East Sussex have been transformed. The East Sussex Community Team, based in Eastbourne, has grown from 2 nurses to a team of 9, including nurses, care support workers and a family therapist. The team work right across East Sussex, from Rye to Peacehaven and up to Crowborough, caring for children in their own homes and supporting families throughout a child’s life and beyond. The team has also been able to increase local support for families through additional activities and events. They now offer regular sessions for under 5s, youth group activities for over 12s and siblings’ events, as well as plans for a summer party and grandparents event this year. ‘We’ve really made great strides in the county, and we are so grateful to the people of East Sussex in allowing us to do that,’ says Linda Perry, Director of Children’s

Services at Chestnut Tree. ‘As well as improving the care we offer in the county, we have also seen an increase in the number of children we are caring for. During the past year we have cared for 77 children and families living in East Sussex, a 15% increase on the previous year, and the number of referrals we are receiving from the area has increased by more than half in that time.’ But the work isn’t over, says Linda. ‘We continually need to fundraise as we receive less than 7% of our funding from central government,’ she says. ‘Whilst we are meeting the costs of caring for the children currently under our care, as we move closer to doubling the number of children we care for we will need to raise more than ever before. ‘It is sobering to remember that 18 children we have been caring for in East Sussex have sadly passed away since the Hands Up! campaign started two years ago. Knowing that your child is unlikely to live to be an adult is devastating, and caring for a child with a life-shortening condition is exhausting, making it vital that we reach every single family who needs our help.’ The charity is asking anybody who thinks they could help Chestnut Tree in their goal to put their Hands Up! and say ‘Yes I’ll help.’ That might mean getting their company involved, holding a fundraising event, volunteering, spreading the word or taking part in one of Chestnut Tree’s sponsored challenges. Anybody who would like to put their Hands Up! and pledge their support to Chestnut Tree can find out more at Chestnut-Tree-House.org.uk/handsup, ring on 01323 725095 or email handsup@chestnut-treehouse.org.uk. Any family who thinks they may be eligible to receive support from Chestnut Tree and would like to find out more can also visit the website or call the Care Team on 01323 725095. Photo: Community nurses care for children at home.

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CONCENTUS SINGS IN SUMMER Concentus has had a busy, energising time since Christmas. Entering for the Hastings International Music Festival in March and winning the St Cecelia Challenge Shield for adult choirs gave the choir a real boost; then in April Concentus and children from 4 local schools gave a very successful concert which included a performance of ‘Zimbe! Come Sing the Songs of Africa’. Musical Director Adrian White’s long-held aspiration to integrate adult choral singing with the wider local community flowered here, with the children drawing in the interest and involvement of their schools and their parents, to the benefit of all. And just after Easter Concentus hosted their ‘twinned’ German choir – ‘Voice and Spirit’ from Appen – in a 6-day visit packed with activities and singing. Concentus has not lost sight of its main events of the summer – the two Summer Concerts – and rehearsals for these have been gaining ever more momentum since early January. There is a very interesting and diverse programme on offer, ranging from music which highlights the development of musical ‘shows’ from the light-hearted and frivolous, to works which deal with topical and daring issues, through to pieces by modern popular groups, via some ’30s-style songs. As ever with Concentus, there will be several items which are ‘outside the box’ of this general outline. Concentus sings pieces from Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauss ll) which was premiered in Vienna in 1874. It is described as being the supreme example of Viennese operettas and its accessibility both musically and dramatically made it a certain hit and lead Strauss to write operettas for the next 25 years.You will be happily familiar with the music in the songs the choir will sing, and you will get a glimpse of why operettas are variously described as ‘light-hearted’, ‘frivolous’ and ‘farcical’! You will again know many of the catchy tunes including Why Do I Love You? and Ol’ Man River, which Concentus sings in a medley from ‘Showboat’ (J. Kern, O. Hammerstein ll, 1927) – the show which introduced musical theatre to audiences. It was received as a completely new genre, quite distinct from the light operettas and musical reviews of earlier years. Its themes include emotive topics such as racial prejudice and

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oppression, and enduring love between a mixed-race couple. It was the first serious musical theatre show, fully integrating song, humour and story-line into a single artistic whole. Its accessibility and relevance to a wide range of audiences has lead to many revivals and awards. Concentus sings 3 songs from the second great work of musical theatre featured in this concert – Les Miserables – including the comic masterpiece Master of the House. Based on a novel by Victor Hugo, it brilliantly illustrates the lives of the poor in the Paris of the early 1800s, and their unsuccessful revolt against their misery. With a change of mood, the music of Lennon and McCartney from 1962 to 1969 and songs from the Beach Boys (1963 -64) will tickle your memory cells, as will ’30s favourites such as Georgia on My Mind’ (H.Carmichael S. Garrill 1930). Unfortunately, lack of space precludes giving more detail about this exciting concert. You really will have to come and hear to find out which ‘outside the box’ pieces have been chosen this time - nice to have some surprises!

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Saturday 17th June: 7.30pm (please note change of time), St Leonard’s Church, Church Street, Seaford, BN25 1HH. Tickets: £10, under 16s £5. From: Box office, tel: 01323 643358; info@concentus-sings.com; Newberry Tully Estate Agents, 53 Church Road, Seaford; www.ticketsource.co.uk/concentus or on the door. Saturday 24th June: 4pm, St. Saviour’s Church, South Street, Eastbourne, BN21 4UT. Tickets: £10, under 16s £5. From: Box Office, tel. 01323 643358; info@ concentus-sings.com; Semantics, 33 Grove Road, Eastbourne; Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road; www.ticketsource.co.uk/concentus or on the door. See also: www.concentus-sings.com Thanks to Newberry Tully Estate Agents for using their boards to advertise the concerts and for selling concert tickets.

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Charity Garden Party Time Again Michael and Pippa Logan’s Annual Charity Garden Party at 31 Sutton Avenue, Seaford is on Sunday 2nd July, and this year is supporting Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice, Mary’s Meals and Homelink. We look forward to seeing you whatever the weather! Come and enjoy the Seaford Head School Band at lunch time, and Seaford Silver Band in the afternoon. We will be serving Ploughman’s Lunches and Sussex Cream Teas. This year we are hoping to exceed our target of over £5,000. Over the years the success of this event has been due to the tremendous help of neighbours, friends and the loyal support of Seaford people. Thank you in advance. Pippa Logan

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On Good Friday 14th April 2017 at St Leonards Church, Seaford, Seaford Choral Society held their annual ‘Almost Instant’ concert, performing the ever-popular Sir John Stainer’s The Crucifixion. The event was extremely enjoyable and very well-attended, and the Choir welcomed about 20 guest singers to swell their ranks. The proceeds from this concert are always donated to a local charity chosen by St Leonard’s church, and this year their chosen charity was Waves of Seaford, a local charitable organisation which supports families who are in need of assistance. Such assistance is offered until the family is able to support themselves. They are, however, committed to long term relationships of trust, consistent support for as long as is needed. We were delighted to be able to hand over to Waves a cheque for £500. The cheque was presented to Cathy Finch, Waves Administrator, by Rosemary Collict, Chairman of Seaford Choral Society. The Choir would like to thank all those singers and members of the audience who supported this event and gave so generously to this extremely worthwhile local organisation. Photo (from left) Rosemary Collict with Cathy Finch.

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WAVES CELEBRATES 10 YEARS AT its DROP-IN CENTRE Waves Family Support has had a presence in the town since 1999 when the service was started by Seaford Baptist Church in Belgrave Road. On 5th July 2007, the WAVES Drop In Centre in Church Street was opened by Rev. Steve Chalke. The Drop In Centre provided a central hub for the work of WAVES, and also a Centre where anyone could call in, share time together and if necessary ask for help and support. The Drop In Centre continues to be the registered office for the WAVES Family Support charity and also to be a place where mums/dads/carers and their children can come in, be assured of a warm welcome, a cup of tea/coffee, an opportunity for mums to breast feed if they need to and a space for children to play. Our volunteers provide a listening ear or a shoulder to

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SEAFORD HEAD PROBUS CLUB Members at the May meeting of the Seaford Head Probus Club, held at Seaford Golf Club, listened to a talk by Richard James from the Rathfinny Wine Estate, Alfriston. Mr James is Rathfinny’s Operations and Environment Officer and his presentation was entitled ‘Pinot to Phyteuma’, reflecting two of his passions: the grape and conservation. After highlighting the magnitude of the project, and the undertaking’s intention to produce some of the world’s best sparkling wine, he explained the favourable environmental impact that the estate was having on the area. The flora included the phyteuma (commonly known as the rampion).

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A club outing was arranged in April, resulting in about 30 people going to The Keep, the East Sussex Record Office at Falmer. It provided an engrossing couple of hours among the archive treasures, giving access to 900 years of records relating to East Sussex. The party was shown The Keep’s oldest record, a letter to the Abbot of Battle Abbey dating from 1101 and bearing King Henry I’s seal. Another absorbing feature was a selection of old maps of parts of Seaford.

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The club’s next regular meeting at Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road, will be on Tuesday 6th June. The speaker is expected to be Paul Heasman on ‘Life of a Cheesemonger.’ The club is open to men with professional or business backgrounds who are retired or semi-retired. Contact the club secretary, Dennis Cockram, for membership enquiries: 01323 491332 or dcockram1@sky.com Photos: Richard James; Phyteuma flower.

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Seaford Community Hub Open Day Health Wealth And Wellbeing Show Sussex Elderly Care are hosting the next show at the Clinton Centre from 10.30 to 1.30 on Friday 30th June, 2017, so get your diary out and make a note of it. This show is unique to Seaford and it is aimed primarily at the Seaford community. There will be a number of stands which will be of interest to the local people as well as to others who require general information. From questionnaires and observation during our visits, we have been made aware that a lot of elderly people have no idea of the services

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Seahaven Hard of Hearing Club Last month club members enjoyed a trip to Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstans) for a tour of the building, followed by tea and cake in the ‘Trophy Room’. We had a very informative tour of the facilities and it was a most enjoyable afternoon. Off duty guide dog Zara joined us, which went down a treat. The club made a donation to Blind Veterans UK for giving us the

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Music for the brain Singing has been proven to play a special role in dementia care and one Seaford care home has capitalised on music’s therapeutic effects by partnering with Alzheimer’s initiative – Singing for the Brain. Clifden House, specialist dementia care centre, started holding a daily singing group for residents after learning about the work of Chreanne Montgomery-Smith, of the Alzheimer’s Society. Chreanne devised Singing for the Brain sessions in 2003 after noticing that even though other memories may be hard to retrieve for a person with dementia, music is actually easy to recall.

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At the Society’s recent social evening the speaker Keith Blackburn spoke about his job as a Tree Warden in Seaford. He and his group of volunteers have planted hundreds of new trees around the town for us all to enjoy. Why are trees important? Research has shown that there are several benefits to having trees in our gardens, streets and towns. Firstly they provide colour and character to the environment. Trees absorb airborne pollutants such as ozone, carbon and nitrous oxides, they filter noise and produce oxygen. The

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MEMBERS’ NOTICE BOARD The members social evening on Thursday 29th June is at St Leonard’s Church Hall when the speaker, Paul Patton will talk about ‘Bugs and Beasties’ (a change from what is in the schedule). This month’s competition is Sweet Peas and Roses – entry forms are in the schedule or on the website. Exhibits need to be staged prior to the meeting between 6-6.30pm, after which the judging will start. The second outing of the year is to Compton Acres in Dorset on 22nd June. This is a privately run estate with a variety of different gardens to enjoy along with waterfalls and the largest rock garden in the UK.

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Flower Festival One of the biggest events of the year at St Peter’s Church, East Blatchington, is the Flower Festival, which is held every other year, and this year is over the weekend of 30th June – 2nd July. It is entitled Word into Vision, based on the fact that this is the Year of the Bible, which is a Diocesan initiative. This title has an interesting double meaning, both the Word illustrated or made visible, but also with the implication that this is a new insight or understanding, as when we say ‘I see’. The starting points for the flower arrangements will all be taken from the Bible, and they will have a common theme in expressing verses which set out titles and descriptions of Jesus. They will have brief explanatory notes to make the message clear, and the festival will be attended by church guides to help wherever necessary. A further attraction over the weekend will be an exhibition of patchwork quilts to be displayed in the Chapel Hall under Maggie Chitty’s leadership. There will also be a quilt which will be offered as the prize in a grand draw.

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The festival opens on Friday 30th June at 11am. It continues on Saturday 1st July from 10am to 5pm, and on Sunday 2nd July, from 2pm to 5pm, and of course everyone is welcome to come and see the exhibits. Refreshments will be served, St Peter’s Church is in Belgrave Road. Photo: St Peter’s Church, East Blatchington.

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With the ever-popular Mayor’s Trail coming up on 11th June, followed by the Macmillan Garden Trail on 29th July, we at the Community Garden could be likened to swans, all calm on the surface but paddling like fury to make sure we are a sight to behold for visitors to our open garden events. After all, while we know it’s not a contest, we also know, because we’ve visited them, that there are some wonderful gardens out there whose owners have, like us, spent hours planting, weeding, watering, taking cuttings, potting on… And of course there will probably only be a couple of people in each garden hoeing, dead heading, declaring war against snails, slugs and greenfly, all day every day for months to get their piece of heaven show perfect, whereas we have a small army of willing volunteers coming in to work a concentrated three hours on a Wednesday morning, along with one super-dedicated waterer and tender of compost on other days – yes modest Mike, we do appreciate what you do. So please see as many as you can of the gardens on Mayor Lindsay Freeman’s Trail, and again for Macmillan. We look forward to showing you our beautiful garden comprising areas of herbaceous, alpine, dry and Mediterranean beds, wildlife pond, fruit trees, vegetables, poly tunnel and classroom paid for by the Keith Baker Trust for exchange of garden knowhow.

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We are also grateful to the Rotary Club of Seaford for yet again dipping their hands into their pockets, this time to help us replace wood that, after 10 years propping up some raised beds, is now rotting. Ellie will also be making use of some for her project to revamp the children’s garden, and it is also needed for the construction of a new sales table. To keep the money in the local community we are delighted to have Timber Requirements almost on the doorstep. Local networking also means giving a thank you to Aideen Jones for carrying out a risk assessment on our garden. This ensures that we are safe for visitors and, yes, we passed! Aideen’s own lovely Cupani Garden in Sandgate Close will be open on Friday 30th June, Tuesday 4th July, Friday 21st July between 12 noon and 5pm, and on Friday 14th July in conjunction with some other Seaford gardens. And a huge thank you too to Mike Early, who has given us a tottering pile of terracotta pots, some of which we will use to display our own plants for sale and others that we will sell as they are, terracotta being so much more desirable than plastic. Over the previous month we have been a bit depleted on the heavy digging front owing to the absence – not through gardening accidents thank goodness – of Ana who broke her collarbone, Viv who is recovering from foot surgery and Nicola who has an injured spine. Come back soon! With the Mayor’s Trail and the Macmillan Garden Trail approaching as fast as weeds grow after rain, we need you! The Garden Team

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Seaford Tree Wardens

Summer Tree Maintenance With summer upon us, here are some pointers for how to take care of your trees during the warmer months.

be using a lot of energy to grow. Watering will help keep young trees healthy and growing.

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It is best to avoid planting trees in the summer months, as the warmer weather and dryer conditions are tough on young, establishing trees. Instead, leave planting until the autumn or winter, as the cooler, wetter weather will be much easier on the tree.

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Avoid pruning trees when the new leaves have just come out, as this can weaken the tree. Instead, leave any pruning until later in the summer, or the autumn.You can, however, remove any dead branches (or have a tree surgeon take care of them if they are too high, or dangerous). Removing dead branches when the tree is in leaf means that you will be able to clearly see where any dead branches are, as they won’t have leaves on them.

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Who’s Who In Seaford?

Geoff Stonebanks, Chair of Driftwood Fundraising Group Geoff has lived in Bishopstone since his early retirement back in 2004. He volunteers for the National Garden Scheme as their Social Media and Publicity Chair and also chair of the Driftwood Fundraising Group, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and the Horizon Centre in Brighton. He was educated at Magdalen College School for boys in Brackley, Northants, before completing an HND in Hotel & Catering at Fylde College in Blackpool. He has worked in catering for the BBC, and Trust House Forte, as well as being Senior Regional Catering Manager and Business Manager for Royal Mail, and then promoted to People and Development Manager in Home Counties West. Geoff’s hobbies are gardening and raising money for charity, plus collecting Clarice Cliff china. Geoff lives with his partner Mark and their Jack Russel rescue dog, Albert, and an inherited tortoise called Hector!

What does your job/role involve? The new role involves leading a team of six regional publicity champions across the UK, to formalise and standardise the charity’s approach on social media and in publicity. The county role is responsible for promoting the garden openings for the scheme in East & Mid Sussex. My role as Chair of Driftwood Fundraising Group is to organise the annual garden trails for both Macmillan Cancer Support and the Mayor of Seaford, for which we have raised over £50,000, along with a further £26,000 for other local charities. What do you most enjoy about your job/s/role? I love the interaction with fellow gardeners, seeing things through to a successful conclusion and handing over cheques for the monies we have raised. What do you like best about Seaford? It reminds me of my childhood home in Cleveleys, between Blackpool and Fleetwood in the 50s/60s. What is your favourite piece of music? I’m not really into music but love the song Downtown by Petula Clark. What book are you reading at the moment? I can’t remember the last book I read but it would have been a biography! What is your idea of perfect happiness? My garden, Driftwood,

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looking its best in summer, full of people enjoying tea and cake. What has been your most embarrassing moment? Back in 2011, we opened the garden for the Artwave Festival and on August bank holiday we were so busy, visitors were queuing up the side of the house to get tea and cake, we were struggling to keep pace and I wished the ground would swallow me up. Where is your favourite place to go in Seaford and why? Tea and cake in one of three places – Singing Kettle in Alfriston, Church Lane Tea Rooms and Pomegranate in Seaford. What makes you sad? Plants and flowers left to die and not being tended. How do you relax? Soaking in the bath! What is the most important lesson life has taught you? You can do whatever you set out to do if you really put your mind to it – realised after completing the 3 Peaks Challenge in 23 hrs 50 mins back in 1997 and crossing the Sinai desert in 1998, both for charity. How would you spend a million pounds? Creating a magnificent new garden from scratch. What is your most memorable learning experience? Starting to garden after retirement with no experience whatsoever and achieving what I have to date, realising I would have liked to have taken it up as a career. What is your greatest extravagance? Buying gadgets, the latest a small drone linked to iphone to capture images of the garden. What is your greatest fear? Losing my current good health. What is your favourite smell? Lost my sense of smell several years ago after a virus and not fully returned. What is the best advice you have ever been given? I was badly in debt in my 20s and my then partner persuaded me of the errors of my ways – since then I have only ever bought what I can afford. What would your motto be? If you believe you can do it, just go for it. Which person in history would you most like to meet? Louis X1V. What or who is the greatest love in your life? My garden. Anything else you may like to include? I am so lucky to have found so many friends and fellow garden owners, in and around Seaford, who regularly give up their time and energy to support me, throughout the open garden season, either at Driftwood or by opening their own gardens! Without them, achieving success at fundraising £76,000 would not be possible. You all know who you are! Thank you.

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ST GEORGE’S DAY WAS A FABULOUS DAY Saint Andrew’s Church, Alfriston was packed when, at 6pm on Sunday 23rd April, England’s National Day and the Feast of St George, the bells were rung. Through the country many church bells are rung at this time to honour St George. The occasion was the annual service of the Seahaven Branch of The Royal Society of St George, the service was conducted by the Revd Danial Merceron, the Rector of the Cuckmere Churches.

President Laurie Holland welcomed the guests as they arrived, including the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Peter Field and Mrs Field, the High Sheriff of East Sussex, Maureen Chowen and Mr Chowen, the Chair of Lewes District Council, Cllr Michael Enever with Mrs Enever, and the Mayors of Seaford, Peacehaven and Telscombe. The Mayor of Newhaven, Cllr Steve Saunders, is a Vice President of the Branch. MP for Lewes, Maria Caulfield MP attended for the first time as a full member of the branch accompanied by Steve Bell CBE. Youth was represented by two scouts from the 3rd Newhaven Troop, Ben Pomfrey and Stanley Cox and the Sea Cadets by Cadet Catherine Boorman.

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Summer time, and the barbequin’ is easy

by Julian O’Vegetables

I’m keeping to a barbeque theme this month, but with a lot less chilli. These two recipes from Donna Hay are based on tasty marinades which can be prepared well in advance of cooking and kept ready in the fridge. The marinades tenderise the meats and keep things nice and moist during cooking, so as well as adding lots of flavour they have a practical use too. Both double up as a sauce to finish off the dish. The first recipe uses skirt steak, which you may need to order from your butcher. It is basically a thin slab of beef and is not to be confused with something from Lady Gaga’s wardrobe. The second uses chicken wings, really cheap to buy, easy to cook and messy to eat.

Buttermilk Jalapeno and Coriander Char-Grilled Steaks Serves 4

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600ml buttermilk; 1.5 kg skirt steak; 2 jalapenos, chopped; 1 garlic clove; 1 tsp lime zest; 60 ml lime juice; handful coriander leaves; 2 spring onions, chopped; sea salt and cracked black pepper; vegetable oil for brushing; sorrel leaves and sliced jalapenos to serve.

Method

Place 500ml of buttermilk, jalapenos, garlic, lime rind and juice, coriander, onion, salt and pepper in a blender and process until combined. Place steak in marinade and refrigerate for one hour. Preheat chargrill to high. Remove steak from marinade, brush with oil. Cook for six minutes, turn and cook for a further 6 minutes. Slice the steak and serve with remaining buttermilk and freshly sliced jalapenos.

Char-Grilled Satay Chicken Wings Serves 4

Ingredients

140 g smooth peanut butter; 1.2 kg chicken wings; 125ml coconut milk; 2 large long red chillies, finely chopped, plus some extra to serve; 60ml fish sauce; groundnut oil, for brushing; sliced spring onions, sliced baby cucumber and chopped roasted salted peanuts to serve.

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Place the peanut butter, coconut milk, chilli and fish sauce in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Remove 1 cup of the marinade and reserve. Add the chicken wings to the large bowl and toss to coat. Set aside for 30 minutes to marinate. Thread the wings onto 8 metal skewers and brush with oil. Cook for 4–5 minutes each side or until chicken is charred and cooked through. Serve with the reserved satay sauce, extra chilli, onion, baby cucumbers and peanuts. Enjoy!

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Seaford Striders

The Lewes Easter Monday Races

Five Seaford Striders were fortunate enough on 23rd April to be among the record number of over 40,000 participants who all surged forward to start the London Marathon, when Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined hands to press the traditional red button.

The Lewes Races held on Easter Monday were enjoyed by both the adult and junior members of the Seaford Striders, reflecting the club’s membership.

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The elite races saw Kenyans take both the men’s and women’s titles, with Daniel Wanjiru crossing the line in 2:05:48 and Mary Keitany smashed the world record, previously held by Paula Radcliffe, in 2:17:00. British wheelchair hero David Weir stormed to his seventh victory in the race after a tremendously hard fought battle, finishing in 1:31:06. The attention for the Striders was once again resting firmly on Simon Fletcher, who put in another fantastic performance, finishing in 2:42:41, crossing the line in 426th place overall and only 8th in his age group, which is an incredible achievement amid such an elite field. Other Striders who were also having a great day were Dave Dunstall 3:39:33 and Vicki Blaber 3:50:24, who was lucky enough to win the club ballot for her place. Next came Carlie Watts in her third fundraising marathon in the space of a month. Carlie crossed the line in 4:29:20, earning much needed funds for the Martlets Hospice https://www.justgiving.com/ fundraising/Carlie-Watts. Also on the fundraising trail was Sue Garner, who finished in 4:53:58, raising money for the Leonard Cheshire Disability homes along the way https:// www.justgiving.com/fundraising/SueGarner-Heatherley. Whilst the runners might have been cold, whilst they waited for the off, once the sun came out the temperature rose and the strength and endurance of the runners was tested to the max. On an unforgettable day, in the presence of three members of the royal family and in one of the world’s most prominent marathons, all five can be justifiably proud of their efforts.

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Toddler’s Trot was two laps around the Lewes track with a good turnout for the youngsters to get their first feel for a race. Taking part in his first race for the Striders was Harrison Keith and he was accompanied by mum and dad Claire and Dean, who later took part in the 10K. The One Mile Juniors Race started on the track with two laps with a detour out through the Priory School grounds and Ham Lane before returning to the track to finish. Amelia Brown was the only Strider to participate in this race in a great time of 7:08 (unofficial). Amelia, who is a new member of the junior Striders, was very strong and confident throughout, proving her potential for the future. She had a great race and enjoyed it. The 10K race starts on the Lewes running track, before heading south to Iford and back over a variety of paths, tracks and open fields before finishing on the track, which provides the opportunity for a sprint finish. The sun shone but a cool breeze kept temperatures low. First across the line for the Striders was the everimproving Josh Rudd in 11th place overall and clocking a time of 38:29, over two minutes faster than last years’ time. Next Strider across the line also in improving form was Scott Hitchcock, also shaving over two minutes off his previous time to come in at 40:01. Next came a trio of new Striders: Ed Tuckley in 40:26, Ben Shorer in 47:24 and Kristiane Sherry, first female Strider home in 51:47. Others who dug deep were husband and wife team Claire and Dean Keith, who are still awaiting race results, and they were followed by Stacy Bennett in 56:55, Trevor Jones 1:02:23, Andy McDonald 1:02:39 and first time competing for Striders Edd Needham who should be rightly pleased to have achieved 1:10:08, a brilliant result given that he has only just started running – clearly

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showing what can be achieved in just a few short weeks! If, like Edd, you would like to run but have never run with a club, then come along and give the Seaford Striders a try. We meet at the Downs Leisure Centre on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm, except for the first Monday of the month when we meet at the Lewes Track. We cater for all ages and abilities from age 6-16 in the junior section, as well as all ages and abilities in the adult group. We even have a newly formed ‘Couch to 5k’ group. See our website for full details: www.seafordstriders.org.uk/ Newsite/ N.B. These times were declared unofficial by the Lewes AC at the time of going to print.

Runners race for St Michael’s Hospice at the Hastings 5 Miler Over 500 runners gathered on Sunday 7th May for the 12th Anniversary of the Hastings Runners 5 Mile Keith Chandler, a well-loved Hastings runner who lost his battle with cancer in 2005 and where fittingly, proceeds are donated to St Michael’s Hospice. The race is a flat, fast course, starting and finishing in front of the Town Hall, incorporating most of the Hastings and St Leonards seafront and is completely traffic free. On the face of it, such a straightforward out and back route would appear run of the mill, but with or without the sun the Hastings spectators are always generous with their support, giving the race an authentic seaside atmosphere.

Being a shorter distance than most of the Grand Prix races, there is a temptation to go out quickly and attempt to maintain that pace. As a result, runners are often out looking for a personal best (PB) and the Striders did not disappoint. The fast and flat course saw Josh Guilmant (Brighton Phoenix) win in a time of 26:10, with Arena 80AC taking the honours for the first female in the form of Maisie Stafford in 30:16. Headline grabbers for the Striders, now all achieved PBs, were Joel Eaton, who made it look easy in a time of 28:43 and Simon Fletcher in an equally imposing 29:18, impressive coming on the back of London. Completing the trio of frontrunners was Ed Tuckley in another notable time of 30:36. Not far off the pace of that trio and leading another of his own, came Luke Borland, who’s in a rich vein of form and achieved another PB in 31:14, and he was followed by close friends Dave Freeman and Ben Shorer, both recent additions to the club, who are both improving on a daily basis and constantly vying to be in the lead. On this occasion, Dave took the honour finishing in an impressive 34:50 with Ben close on his heels in 35:32. Next, it was the turn of the females, with Emily Eaton in 35:42 and Anna Norman in another PB time of 39:04, with Peter Weeks finishing hard on Anna’s heels in 39:19. Then it was the turn of Sue Garner to cross the line, 1st in her age group in 40:37, doubly impressive following on from the London Marathon. Finishing off the interest as far as the Striders were concerned was Hilary Humphreys in a PB time of 41:11 and Emma Goodwin, who was racing for the first time over this distance and managed a fantastic sprint finish overtake in 45:51. Photos (L-R): Simon Fletcher, first Strider to cross the line at the London Marathon; Edd Needham, who has only just taken up running; seven of the Striders who participated in the Hastings 5-mile race, (L-R) Sue Garner, Joel Eaton (1st Strider) Emily Eaton (1st female Strider), Emma Goodwin, Hilary Humphreys, Anna Norman and Luke Borland.

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Wimbledon Fortnight

Wimbledon fortnight may be as British as summer rain but it originated across the English Channel. It derives from a French handball game called jeu de paume, or ‘game of the palm’, which was played in the 12th century in French Monasteries. Even the name derives from the French expression ‘tenez-vous prêt’, which means ‘get ready’ and was called by the player about the serve the ball. The game was first recorded in English as ‘tenetz’, by the poet John Gower in 1399. The game was very popular with French royalty and it was they who introduced it to the rest of Europe. In 1414 Henry V received a gift of tennis balls from the future king of France, Charles Vll. Henry then initiated the tradition of aristocratic play in Britain. Early players hit the balls with their bare hands but soon large gloves were preferred, and by the early 16th century short-handled racquets had appeared. The first world tennis championships were held in the mid-18th century and tennis was recognisably the game we know

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Inner Wheel Conference At Nottingham

At the beginning of April, eight of our members ventured into Robin Hood country, where the Inner Wheel Conference was opened by Robin himself. We heard a speech of welcome from the Sheriff (who turned out to be Councillor Mrs Jackie Morris). We heard from the President of RIBI, Eve Conway, about the huge success of Rotary’s global campaign to eradicate polio (at the present rate it should have disappeared off the planet in three years). Fantastic work! The Association President’s charity this year is Beat (beating eating disorders) and their representative was presented with a cheque for £15,000, with more to follow. The charity seeks to raise awareness of the illness and the money raised will be used for a helpline and to fund ambassadors. The presentation was deeply affecting. We had two excellent speakers, John McCarthy – one of the hostages in the Lebanon hostage crisis (1,943 days of captivity over 5.5 years), and Lydia Slack – a university student whose parents were Peak hill farmers. She spoke slowly and deliberately about life on the farm. It turned out to be one dead-pan joke after another, delivered in a very dry, maturely witty way with the best timing we have seen. Val Wagstaffe

Bowls

On Friday 21st April we were invited to join the Rotary Club of Seaford, along with Martello Club, for a friendly game of indoor bowls at Denton. The game and venue were new to most of us. Teams were made up of a mix of members from all three clubs, with a ‘professional’ member of the bowls club to guide us. It turned out to be far more difficult to keep the bowls on the rink and heading in the right direction than we could have ever

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imagined. However, the teams soon bonded and a good time was enjoyed by all. Somehow all teams except one managed to end in a draw. After a short competition for a bottle of wine between the best lady and ‘gentleman’ bowler we tucked into a delicious buffet supper to round off the evening. On behalf of Inner Wheel, thank you to President Bill Pierce for arranging a great fellowship evening. Andrea Butti

Beryl Cheeseman

Beryl has been unable to attend our monthly meetings for quite some time and has kept in touch by phone and reading the minutes. Jennifer Pierce thought it was about time that she had an opportunity to meet some of us and very generously invited members to her home (which is a few hundred yards from Beryl’s house) to have coffee last week. Val Wagstaffe Photos (top to bottom): Marilyn Ross and Anne Page-Phillips learning by watching a Denton Bowling Club professional; Robin Hood opens proceedings at the Nottingham conference; Beryl surrounded by Julia Griffith, Eileen Lynch, Veronica Nankivell, President Andrea, Jennifer, Maggie Gentry, Kay Young and Françoise.

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OPEN DAY Saturday 17th June 10.00am – 12.00noon In case you missed our Open Day in April and are still looking to join a bowls club in Seaford, we are having a further Open Day on Saturday 17th June at the Bowls Green in Crouch Gardens, East Street, Seaford, BN25 1PX. Do come along and have a chat and meet some of our members. We have a very healthy membership but are always happy to welcome new members. We are a very friendly club and aim to provide the opportunity for everyone to play from beginners to the experienced. Qualified coaches will be on hand and bowls are available for you to use if you want to try out the green. Although our season has already started, new members of any age or ability will still find plenty of friendly matches, drives and club competitions throughout the rest of the season in which to take part.

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Its founder, Frederick Alexander, began to develop the technique in the 1890s when he found hoarseness and breathing problems affected his public speaking and acting. Early adopters included Nobel Prize winning author George Bernard Shaw and Sir Stafford Cripps, Chancellor of the Exchequer after the Second World War. Teachers 09:42 of 09:42the technique nowadays study it full time for three years before they practise. A typical session with an Alexander Technique teacher would see you lying, standing and sitting in loose, everyday clothing, learning how to use your body in ways that release stress and pain caused by habitual problems that may have crept up on you over several years. A lesson lasts about 40 minutes. Some people may find that a few lessons set them on the right path. Others find that regular lessons over an extended period can help with optimising performance in areas like professional performing arts. While the technique does not make medical claims, its usefulness in tackling things like back pain has been established by major randomised trials reported in the British Medical Journal – see http://bit.ly/BMJ-Alexander. For more information, contact Geraldine by phone or text on 07568 157000 or 01323 873921; by email – geraldine@alexandersouth.co.uk; or go to alexandersouth.co.uk, for more details and links to other sources of information about the technique.

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STOP THAT NAGGING VOICE IN YOUR HEAD By Judy Renihan

Do you ever find yourself thinking negative thoughts? They may be about other people or, all too often, about yourself. “Stupid idiot”, “You look awful”, “You’re too fat”, “Why didn’t you do that differently?”

Does that sound familiar?

I practice Transactional Analysis which considers that everyone has a ‘Parent’ voice inside our head. This voice can be nurturing or controlling and is made up of past experiences, instructions and beliefs that we have picked up from parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, teachers etc. This Parent voice is divided into two and both aspects have benefits and downsides. The ‘Nurturing Parent’ voice is kind, reminding us to take a break or giving us a pat on the back which is all good but if we have too much ‘Nurturing Parent’ it can stop us from living a full and enriched life. It may suggest that we spend our life under a duvet where it’s ‘safe’. The Controlling Parent also has benefits; it tells us to look left and right before we cross the road for example. However, all too often, it nags us and puts us down. When you hear that voice telling you you’re not going to achieve or you never get anything right, you may recognise it as a voice from that past. Is that your mother, father or teacher telling you you’re stupid? How do we stop this critical voice in our head? Here are ways to use that internal voice to your advantage.

Become more honest and aware of yourself

That critical voice may have lived in your head for years and you may have stopped being aware that it’s there. If it’s telling you ‘you’re ugly’ you may not even question it; it has become so much part of your life. Start to question these negative beliefs. Who says you’re unattractive? Get to know yourself better, you may get things wrong sometimes, but acknowledge all those successes no matter how small. Be honest with yourself. Once you know your strengths and weaknesses you are in a much

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stronger position to make wiser choices and have a better, kinder relationship with yourself.

Acentuate the positive

Give those positive thoughts room to breathe. Become more aware when you have negative thoughts about yourself and let them go. Make more room for positive beliefs about yourself. If there is something that you really want to do, but you have a doubting voice in your head deflating your confidence, be aware of that voice, tell it to go away and bring in the voice of reality telling you ‘Yes You Can’.

Change the way you speak to yourself

I believe that certain words have a certain weight. Negative words like: should, try, why, need, can’t, shouldn’t, couldn’t are heavy words. When they live in your head those words carry an attitude that can really weigh you down. Replace these negative words with a positive attitude like: I want, I will, I can. Make this a gentle process, firstly, be aware of the negative and gradually replace with the positive.

Be loud and proud in your positivity

It helps if you can hear yourself say your positive affirmations out loud. Literally, shout down all those nagging doubts about yourself. Confirm all those great things you do and the wonderful person you are, by saying them aloud; ‘I am gorgeous’, ‘I am going for a walk’, ‘I am a very likeable person’. That nagging voice in your head is just a whisper, shouting out your positive thoughts is very powerful. By having more positive conversations with yourself you will perform better. You’ve carried all those doubts about yourself around for long enough, it’s time to show them the door and welcome in an internal voice that appreciates and values you.

Judy Renihan is a senior counselling practitioner at ‘The House’ 01323 895594 info@thehouse-therapy.co.uk

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Our event is taking place on Sunday 11th June, and if you want to take part and haven’t registered yet, we urge you to do so without delay! Just go to www.triplechallenge. martellorotary.org.uk to register. We are asking entrants to get sponsorship for the British Heart Foundation, the leading UK charity concerned with heart disease and pioneering research. The entry fee is £22 for adults or £12 for children, and we are hoping to raise in excess of £1,000 for BHF. Runners can go for the trail half marathon, walkers (and their dogs) can follow the same route at a more leisurely pace, and cyclists can choose either a 20km or 30km route over the Downs.

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If you can’t book in advance, registration opens at 8am at the Rugby Club on the Salts Recreation Ground, and if places are still available, you can take part.

Paul Harris Fellowship award At President Jackie Arkwell’s dinner which took place in early May at the Hydro Hotel in Eastbourne, a very special award was made to Club Secretary Dave Winsor. Jackie presented him with a Paul Harris Fellowship award, in recognition of his years of service to the Club, particularly as Hon Secretary, and for his work in the community, where he gives talks about the work of the Sussex Air Ambulance service. Paul Harris was a Chicago attorney who founded Rotary International with three business associates in 1905.

Another New Member for Martello Rodney Reed is the latest new recruit for Martello. He has a personal Rotary history stretching back to 1989, when he was inducted into the Rotary Club of Handsworth in Birmingham. His Rotary experience includes Club contacts and projects in Sri Lanka, Romania, India and Bangladesh. Before moving to Seaford in 2016 he was based in Dhaka, Bangladesh with his wife Ann (also a Rotarian and a Past Club President), and led a consulting company working to reduce pollution and improve efficiency of textile factories manufacturing garments for many of the UK high street retailers. Reflecting on his twenty-eight year history with Rotary, Rodney comments that it is the ethos of ‘Service above Self ’ that attracted him, and he is looking forward to getting involved with the Martello club in Seaford.

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The Martello Rotary Club meets on Monday evenings at Seaford Golf Club and welcomes new members. For more information email: Jackiearkwell@yahoo.co.uk or call 01323 490777. Photos (from top): New member Rodney Reed with his wife Ann; Signpost on the Downs; Dave Winsor with his Paul Harris Fellowship award.

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For the 3rd Year running Seaford Motorfest hits Martello Fields and the Eastern Promenade (café to Splash Point) On Sunday 25th June From 11am until 5pm Motorfest is a free family specialist motoring event featuring Classic, American, Custom and Vintage Cars, Motorbikes, Scooters, Trikes, Fun Fair, Beer Tent, Business and local trade Stalls, Hot food, drink and amazing live bands. Motorfest is put on for you by Seaford Community Events Committee and with the help of our sponsors, this year we are very grateful to our main sponsor A Sussex Scaffolding, and our ongoing support from Seaford Town Council. Any money raised after event cost, we have used to support and donated to other charities such as, CTLA, Seahaven Storehouse, Seaford Lifeguards,Young Mayors defibrillators campaign, Waifs and Strays Dog rescue, RNLI and there will be more charities this year. The Bikes will be riding in from Newhaven, leaving the side road at McDonalds Car Park at 11.30am. We have a procession route map in our programme that will be available from the tourist information centre in Church Street and sold at various points through the town on the three Saturday mornings through June running up to the event. If you wish to display your car in our show please come along on the day before 10.30am, parking will start on the Eastern Promenade (cafe to splash point). There’ll be prizes for the best vintage car, custom car, vintage bike, custom bike, scooter, rat, trike, hog and the overall best bike and car in show. Local businesses are sponsoring the categories and all winners receive a glass “best in” Motorfest trophy and certificate with each sponsored business logo on it. For more information please contact: Email: seafordmotorfest @hotmail.com facebook.com/

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Attention Landlords! Are you aware of the latest ‘Section 24’ tax changes within the Buy-to-Let sector? From april 2017 landlords will pay tax on turnover not profit on their rental income.

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Elections, the Albion and Young Striders So on 8th June we have yet another opportunity to participate in democracy. That’s three times in two years! Normally we would be anticipating such an event with a certain amount of trepidation because of the uncertainty that is created. Especially in the property market. People tend to sit tight if they are unsure about things. The Brexit vote for example definitely shook things up for the second half of last year. This time though we are seeing the electorate to be more relaxed and it seems to be business as usual. Perhaps people are all ‘voted out’ and just want to get on with doing what they want and living their lives happily. Talking of happiness, all of the town’s Brighton and Hove Albion fans are quite rightly jumping for joy. The promotion to the Premier League is huge for the club and the local area. You just have to see the amount of people clad in blue and white leaving from Seaford to the Amex Stadium on match days to know what a big fan base the Seagulls have here. Congratulations to all at the club and to all of those who came together to save it from extinction just over 20 years ago. It’s amazing what happens when people join forces for the greater good. That community spirit is something we’re blessed with in Seaford. It can be seen among all the different groups, clubs and associations that are active in the town.

We supported the club to buy bright yellow running tops so that the young striders will stand out a mile as they go through their paces. To find out more about the Seaford Striders visit: www.seafordstriders.org.uk Thanks for reading,

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West End hit comes to Seaford Cinema The critically acclaimed revival of Edward Albee’s landmark play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf can be seen as an NT Live Encore production at Seaford Community Cinema on Saturday 10th June at 7pm. This screening is extra to the listings in the programme leaflet 18 May and on posters. HH HH H James Macdonald’s -rate first A ‘ revival of an .’ astonishing play production stars HH HH H Imelda Staunton .’ ‘Flawless HH HH H whose title role d.’ ‘Intoxicatingly goo in Vera Drake m e.co ntliv was so memorable. Indeed, in its review of Virginia Woolf the Guardian says she is ‘at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play’. So get those tickets booked. Snatching an opportunity to get in an additional theatre production when it’s offered is typical of this enthusiastic and entirely volunteer-run cinema at the Barn Theatre, so its regular patrons and members won’t be surprised to note that it has bought part of a seat at the iconic The Shoal artwork at Splash Point. Paula Ross, chair, explained: “We wanted to acknowledge that the society is firmly embedded in our community, and to mark the contribution the team of volunteers have made establishing the cinema and ensuring it continues to run successfully.”

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The following Friday at 7.30pm it’s the Bafta winner for Best Supporting Actor, Lion, starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Rooney Mara, the true story about a man who tracks down his childhood home in rural India. Adopted by an Australian couple, he struggles with privilege and cultural difference. The summer season closes with La La Land, being shown on Friday 30th June at 7.30pm and Saturday 1st July at 2.30pm. This hit won its director, Damien Chazelle, the Best Actor Oscar, Best Actress Oscar for Emma Stone, and Bafta Best Film. Tickets can be bought from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, online at www.seafordcinema.org or on the door.

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Photos: Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf is being screened as an NT Live Encore on 10th June; l-r: Paula Ross, chair, Andrea Hargreaves, publicity and box office volunteer Brenda Moignard raise a glass on the Shoal seat bearing the cinema’s plaque.

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Trooping the Colour

Where does the tradition come from? The custom of Trooping the Colour dates back to the time of Charles II in the 17th century. Although I know about the parades which mark the Queen’s official birthday I have never really known what the phrase ‘Trooping the Colours’ actually means. In fact ‘The Colours’ carry upon them all the battle honours of a Regiment and as such have major significance for each and every soldier serving in that Regiment. Historically they were hung outside the Battalion or Regimental headquarters after a good day’s battle, so The Colours identified the soldiers’ headquarters. They were carried into battle so that in the fog of war, if a soldier was lost, he knew to search for the colours to locate the rest of his Regiment. Hence each day ‘The Colours’ were trooped in front of the

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soldiers to make sure that they would always recognise them. In London, the Foot Guards used to do this as part of their daily Guard Mounting on Horse Guards and the modern Trooping the Colour parade is along similar lines. The Grenadier Guards first began to mark The Sovereign’s Official Birthday under the reign of Charles ll in 1748. When George III became King in 1760, it was ordered that parades should mark the King’s Birthday. With only a few breaks, most notably for the two World Wars, trooping the Colour has been an annual event since. The impressive ceremony is now held on the occasion of our own Queen’s Official Birthday. The precise date varies but it takes place in June, this year on Saturday 17th. It is carried out by her personal troops, the Household Division, on Horse Guards Parade, with the Queen herself attending and taking the salute. The Queen used to ride her own horse, side saddle, wearing the uniform of the regiment whose colour was being trooped. Since 1987, she has attended in a carriage. Regiments take their turn for this honour in rotation, depending on their operational commitments. Over 1,000 officers and men, and 200 horses take part in the parade, together with 200 musicians from six bands and corps of drums. The parade route extends from Buckingham Palace along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall and back again.

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SEAFORD KURLERS Hello again to all Seaford Scene readers. Nearly halfway through 2017. I am sure that the years pass more quickly as we get older. Fortunately Seaford Kurlers continue to play the sport of New Age Kurling. Though I am sure someone will rename it Old Age Kurling! We have one very good piece of news. After last year’s bombshell that ESDA (East Sussex Disability Association) had gone into receivership and had appointed liquidators to close everything down, taking with them all our funds (£7,200), we have been awarded £200 from Wave Leisure Community Fund. We are very appreciative of this and Wave’s support for Seaford Kurlers. To enable us to keep all our equipment in good condition, we will continue to seek outside funding until we are in a position of going forward and growing back to where we were. It would be good for everyone

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ROTARY CLUB OF SEAFORD

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The first of the 2017 season of the Rotary Boot, Craft & Produce Fairs took place at Martello Fields on Easter Sunday, 16th April. The day dawned cloudy and fresh but as the morning progressed the clouds dispersed to give way to blue sky and a warm day. The Fair was very well attended with 36 stall holders selling a wide variety of goods such as clothes, books, jigsaw puzzles, crockery, costume jewellery, glassware, toys, fishing rods and reels, woodworking and other tools, as well as an assortment of collectables. Some of the more unusual or unexpected items for sale included a mini drum set, an inflatable kick boxing pillar, a car cleaning and polishing kit, a surf board, a wheel clamp and a large selection of pet cushions. Produce available included fresh vegetables, plants, and jams and pickles. In addition to the Rotary stall, the RNLI also set up a corner stall. The public was very generous and our buckets contained plenty of welcome donations. Together with the pitch fees (still at only £8 for a large pitch) and our takings from our own Rotary Club stall, we raised significant funds which we will put to good use for worthy causes. The next Seaford Rotary, Craft and Produce Fair will be held on Sunday 11th June and we hope to see you there.

New Member: Anne Reed

The inaugural meeting of the Club’s Membership committee on 4th February 2015 was quickly followed by the club Visioning workshop on 30th May. The results of the workshop highlighted directions in which the Club wished to develop in the following five years and provided a clear brief for the Membership committee. Amongst the key aims were a more diverse club of 40 to 45 members and a strong emphasis on recruiting women.

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With current membership numbers on target, the Club’s Membership committee looked for ways to achieve the dual gender aim. Then, out of the blue, earlier this year, a lady who had until recently been a Rotarian expressed an interest in coming to a club lunch as a guest. After two lunch meetings during which she made a very positive impression, she decided that she would like to join the club, attended a (brief) information meeting and signed the application to become a member. After her third lunch meeting Council approved her application. The Seven Day letter proceeded smoothly and Induction by President Bill followed on 5th April. Ann Reed, having had many years of contact with Rotary through her Rotarian husband Rodney, became a Rotarian herself some eight years ago when they lived in Bangladesh. Ann was President of the Rotary Club of Baridhara in 2013-2014 and a member until this Rotary year. Knowing that they were coming to live in Seaford, Ann accessed our website (www.seafordrotary.org.uk) and was pleased to find that we are a very active club. The website also provided contact information for our Attendance Officer John Owen, who arranged her first visit to the club on 8th March that led to Seaford Rotary Club welcoming Ann as our first lady member (but not the last, we hope) and making the step into dual gender membership – just under two years since Visioning! Ann is keen to be involved and make a significant contribution to our activities. It seems certain that she will be a very valuable member.

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the continuing easterly wind bringing occasional dark clouds threatening rain although none materialised. Consequently, there were fewer visitors on the second day. Nevertheless, strolling through the woods this year was a very enjoyable and peaceful experience.

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The farmer John McCutchan commented that the display of bluebells this year was wonderful and that there was a strong scent from the thousands of bright blue flowers. We appear to have been lucky that the bluebells were still available to be visited, as John McCutchan had feared that the early April warm weather might shorten the flowering period. He said that if the unseasonably warm weather had continued, signs would have had to be erected closing the Bluebell Walk for the last two publicised opening weeks, which would have included our two days in early May. Thankfully the spring weather returned to normal in the latter part of April and Arlington Bluebell Walk remained open in early May for our stint of welcoming visitors and providing them with refreshments. Homemade refreshments were available throughout both days starting with morning coffee followed by lunches and afternoon tea. On both days, the jacket potatoes were the first to be sold out, closely followed by the soup, perhaps a consequence of the easterly wind. Our Rotary wives had baked a wonderful selection of large cakes, scones, flapjacks etc. which rapidly diminished as each day progressed. Our thanks go to them for their sterling efforts. In total, we sold approximately 30 large cakes over the two days. A team of hard working Rotarians, partners and other volunteers manned the servery, cleared tables and washed up to enable the smooth running of the kitchen to continue throughout both days. There was a constant flow not only of water but also crockery, tea pots, milk jugs and utensils through the new dishwasher.

At our April meeting we were privileged to have Peter Cockburn from the Mid Sussex Philatelic Society as our guest speaker. He gave a superb display on the stamps and history of Malaysia. His display contained much unique material brought to life with a lively and very entertaining account of the postal history of the area. The WWII years and the difficulties in supplying the area with stamps in the immediate post war period was particularly enlightening. The evening started with members browsing the ‘bourse’ table, where members could buy stamp and postcard items. At previous meetings we have often invited John Kidson, a postcard dealer, to bring along predominately local postcards. The club now holds its meeting every second Wednesday in the month at the Constitutional Club in Crouch Lane. New members are very welcome and details can be obtained from the club secretary David Manthorpe 01323492433, email: david.manthorpe10@gmail.com.

and mopping the floor each day, cleaning the toilets and collecting rubbish for disposal. Despite the easterly wind, our visitors totalled approximately 400 for the two days, and thus the sale of refreshments to them has raised a significant sum which will be distributed by Rotary Club of Seaford to local charities and other worthy causes. Photos (L-R): Boot, Craft and Produce Fair; Arlington Bluebell Wood; Contemplating the selection of homemade cakes.

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The Probus Club of Seaford is one of a National chain of autonomous local clubs, providing a social outlet for retired or semi-retired men. Our club meets on the second Tuesday of each month, at Blatchington Golf Club, Firle Road. We gather at around noon, for a drink, a chat, enjoy a home-cooked two course meal, followed by a speaker. Sometimes we have an ‘outside’ speaker, and on other occasions one of our members will give a talk, either relating to his professional life, or on a subject relating to a hobby or interest.

Probus Club of Seaford also organises a monthly coffee morning at the Sailing Club, we have two lunches a year for the wives, partners and widows, and an Annual Holiday. In recent years, this has taken us to the Isle of Wight, to Porthcawl in South Wales, to Scarborough, and Weston Super Mare, and we have a holiday arranged to Weymouth later this year. We have had day trips to places such as the Houses of Parliament, to the Royal Hospital at Chelsea, and had a challenging game of skittles at a nearby pub. If you are fully or semi-retired, and would like the opportunity to widen your social contacts, why not come and gives us a try. Please contact our Secretary, Barry Ranger, on 01323 899300, and he will make arrangements for you to come as a guest. We all look forward to seeing you. IN

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Seaford Afternoon Flower Club If you weren’t at the Little Theatre on the afternoon of Thursday 20th April you missed a real treat. Seaford Afternoon Flower Club held their Diamond Anniverary Celebrations and a wonderful afternoon was had by one and all. National demonstrator, Pam Lewes from Devizes put on a wonderful show for us. Her creations were outstanding and her stories and anecdotes were most entertaining. Her theme was ‘Celebrations’ and she created displays depicting anniversaries – paper, tin, china, pearl, ruby, gold and diamond. All the arrangements were raffled at the end of the afternoon and the lucky winners were thrilled with their prizes. A beautiful diamond anniversary cake had been made by one of our members and this was served with a glass of bubbly to round off the perfect afternoon. This month on 15th June, Andrew Stephenson Clarke will give us a talk and slide show on Borde Hill Gardens in Haywards Heath. The gardens have been owned by the Stephenson Clarke family since 1892 and the family were patrons of some of the great plant collectors who went to the Himalayas, China, Tasmania, the Andes and North America. This promises to be a most interesting and informative afternoon. Our monthly competition is entitled ‘Variations on One Colour’ so we are looking forward to seeing some truly inspired arrangements. The rest of the year’s programme is a mixture of demonstrations and workshops and our annual fee is just £28, which is amazing value for 11 entertaining afternoons. Why not come and join us this year? We will offer you a warm welcome. We meet on the third Thursday of each month (except January) at 2 pm at the Baptist Church in Belgrave Road, Seaford BN25 2EE.Visitors are always very welcome at £5 on the door which includes refreshments. Contact Georgie Wall on 01323 490979 or Sue Ward on 01323 894848 for further details.

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EAST BLATCHINGTON What’s On In June? LECTURES He is a busy man, the Rev Canon Dr Andrew Mayes. He is Rector of East Blatchington and Bishopstone, and spiritual adviser to the Diocese of Chichester, and Chaplain to the Mayor of Seaford. And he still finds time to write books. His latest, his eighth, has the intriguing title of Journey to the Centre of the Soul, and has just been published. It is described as a summons to a subterranean spiritual adventure, an odyssey of the soul. If you let it, it will invigorate and inspire a search for something deeper in the spiritual life. The book will be the subject in the next in the series of popular East Blatchington Lectures, to be given at St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Road, Seaford, on Tuesday 4th July. Father Andrew will illustrate his talk with stunning slides of the caves in the Holy Land, a part of the world he knows well, having lived there for some years, and he plans to make this a rich and startling range of imagery to support our own journey of discovery. He is inviting people to come and enjoy this subterranean adventure, and see how astonishing, transformative discoveries await us as we ‘go deeper.’ The talk is open to everyone, believers or non-believers, or just the curious, and will start at 2.30pm. Tickets are £7, which include tea and a selection of some of the most tempting cakes in town. Copies of the book will be on sale after the talk, at £9. Tickets are also available from Newberry Tully Estate Agents, 53 Church Street, Seaford. Photo: Journey to the Centre of the Soul, by Andrew D. Mayes.

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Fri 26th May - Sun 3rd Sept A Sussex Wave from Japan: The Colour Woodcuts of Eric Slater and Arthur Rigden Read Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, Bohemia Road, Hastings 10am - 5pm (Tues-Sat), 12 noon - 5pm (Sun). How two Sussex artists mastered Japanese printmaking techniques to evoke life in the county between the wars, gaining international recognition as a result. Free. www.hmag.org.uk Thursday 1st Seaford Bonfire Society Open Committee Meeting The White Lion Hotel, Claremont Road 7pm. A chance to join and meet the committee. www.seafordbonfire.co.uk Family Roots, Eastbourne & District Family History Society Ocklynge School,Victoria Drive, Eastbourne 7.30pm. ‘Lowther’s Lambs at the Boars Head’, by Dr Chris Kempshall. Members £1, visitors £1.50, inc. refreshments. New members welcome. Tel: Helen Warren 01323 731792 www.eastbournefhs.org.uk Seaford Folk Songs and Tunes Circle The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Singers, musicians and audience welcome to perform or listen. Hosted by Derek Seed. Friday 2nd Seahaven Hard of Hearing Club St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd 2.15pm - 4pm. Guest speaker and other activities, tea and biscuits, raffle. Local transport may be available at a small cost. Tel: Pauline 01323 895216 Saturday 3rd Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Newhaven Marina, The Yacht Harbour, Fort Road 9am. Powerboat (2) Course. www.nssc.org.uk Historic Guided Tour: Seaford Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street 10.30am. With Kevin Gordon. Tickets £5, no charge for accompanied children under 16.

Available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre. Tel: 01323 491707 Email: sussextalks@btinternet. com Foundation of Spiritual Healing and Guidance St James’ Trust Community Centre, Blatchington Road 2pm - 4pm. Free healing, qualified approved healers in attendance. No appointment. Tea and cakes. Donations welcome. Tel: 01323 896192 www.facebook.com/Thefshg Historic Guided Tour: Alfriston Market Cross, Alfriston 2pm. With Kevin Gordon. Tickets £5, no charge for accompanied children under 16. Available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre. 37 Church Street. Tel: 01323 491707 Email: sussextalks@btinternet. com Seaford Twinning Association Seaford Railway Station 2pm. The Town Crier leads a leisurely History Walk around Seaford. Finishes at Martello Tower. £2 member, £4 nonmembers. www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/sta The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Race Night. Tel: 01323 890154 www.seafordbritishlegion.co.uk Saturday 3rd - Sunday 11th Catching the Eye - Michael Windross and Andrew G Forrest Arts@theCrypt, Church St Time TBC. Urban, rural and garden paintings, in differing styles and contrasting palettes. Tel: 07521 954545 www.thecryptgallery.com Sunday 4th Seahaven Scouts Boot Sale Martello Fields 7.30am (sellers), 9.30am - 1pm (buyers). No food sellers. Tel: 0844 414 6086 www.ssch.org.uk Farmers & Makers Market Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven 10am - 4pm. Food, drink, art, design and craft market,

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Seaford Head Probus Club Seaford Golf Club, Blatchington Monthly meeting and lunch for members and guests. Tel: 01323 896373

Seaford & Blatchington Lawn Tennis Club Open Day Belgrave Road, Seaford 10am - 4pm. Meet and play with qualified coaches, try our new ball machine, mini tennis for ages 3-10, free tea, coffee and cake. 25% discount off membership on the day. Tel 01323 892322 www.seafordtennis.com

Wednesday 7th Open Garden Barrack Cottage, Bishopstone 10.30am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 4pm. Raising funds for the Eastbourne District General Hospital. Morning coffee and afternoon tea served. Entry by donation. www.friendsdgh.org.uk

Historic Guided Tour: Seaford Cemetery Cemetery Gates, Alfriston Road 10.30am. With Kevin Gordon. Tickets £5, no charge for accompanied children under 16. Available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street. Tel: 01323 491707 Email: sussextalks@btinternet. com

The Wednesday Group Martello Tower, The Esplanade 10.30am. Meet for a group walk. Tel: 01323 871292

Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Seaford 10.30am. Summer Class Series Races 1 & 2. www.nssc.org.uk Historic Guided Tour: Lewes Lewes Railway Station, Station Street 2pm. With Kevin Gordon. Tickets £5, no charge for accompanied children under 16. Available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street. Tel: 01323 491707 Email: sussextalks@btinternet. com Splash Point Jazz Club The View, Seaford Head Golf Club, Southdown Road 4pm - 6.30pm. The Neal Richardson Trio with guest Roger Beaujolais (vibes). £8 entry, kids free. www.SplashPointMusic.com Monday 5th Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Piddinghoe Pond 5.30pm. Cadets 4. www.nssc.org.uk

Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Seaford 7.15pm. Wednesday Series 1, Race 5. www.nssc.org.uk ‘The Commercial Traveller’ The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company Crouch Gardens, East Street 7.30pm (doors open 6pm). Bring your own chairs and warm clothes. Tickets £16/£15 aged 65+, £12 student, £9 ages 7-17, £40 family (two adults, two children). Tel: 01323 501260 www.therudemechanicaltheatre. co.uk Thursday 8th Seahaven RAFA Lunch 12 noon for 12.30pm. Twocourse lunch at either the Royal British Legion or the White Lion. Book one week in advance by phoning 01323 898907. Charity Quiz Night The White Lion Hotel, 74 Claremont Road 7pm. Max 6 players per team. Includes Irish bingo rounds. Cash prizes. £2 per player. Proceeds will be donated to Seaford Down’s Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group.

Friday 9th The Egrets Way Project UTC Harbourside, Newhaven Tuesday 6th Seaford Natural History Society 7pm. AGM. A unique opportunity to visit this impressive converted Cornish Farm listed port building, now home to 10am. Meet at Belle Tout layby Newhaven’s University Technical car park. Ref: TV567954. www.seafordnaturalhistory.org.uk College. Tel: 01273 477070 www.ovcnet.ning.com

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Seaford Community Cinema The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7.30pm. ‘Manchester by the Sea’, cert. 15. Tickets £6/£5. Advance booking from Seaford Tourist Information Centre or www. seafordcinema.org Open Mic/Jam Sessions The Seven Sisters, Alfriston Rd 8.30pm. Perform or jam with some great local musicians. Full PA/keys etc. supplied. www. facebook.com/seahavenopenmic Saturday 10th Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Lancing Sailing Club, Shopsdam Road, Lancing Cadet Race Squad Event: Lancing. www.nssc.org.uk Seaford Martello WI St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane 10am - 12 noon. Tel: 01273 583484 Table Top Sale Chyngton Methodist Church Hall, Millberg Road 10am - 1pm. Refreshments available, including homemade cakes and scones. Free entry. Table hire £5 if not for charity, charity tables free. Tel: 01323 365038 I Am Denton Challenge Avis Way Recreation Ground, Denton, Newhaven 1pm - 5pm. Celebration of local sports. Activities and sporting challenges, stalls, arena displays, craft fair, music, refreshments, owls and more. Free entry, small fee for some sporting activities. Proceeds divided between three local charities. Tel: Cliff 07802 716830 or Tricia 07843 662794. Email: dentonchallenge@ gmail.com www.facebook.com/ DentonCommunitychallenge www.dentonchallenge.co.uk WAVES Open Day WAVES Centre, 8 Church St 2.30pm - 5pm. Open day to celebrate WAVES’ 10th birthday. Scones, jam and tea will be served. All welcome, including past and present volunteers, clients, workers and supporters. www.wavesseaford.org.uk Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Piddinghoe 10am. Endurance Race. 7pm. Barn Dance. www.nssc.org.uk

Seaford Community Cinema The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7pm. National Theatre Encore – ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’, cert. 12A. Tickets £13.50/£12.50/£8. Advance booking from Seaford Tourist Information Centre or www. seafordcinema.org The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Elvis and the Memphis Mafia. Tel: 01323 890154 www.seafordbritishlegion.co.uk Sunday 11th Boot, Craft & Produce Fair Martello Fields (West), Seaford 7.30am (stallholders), 9am - 1pm (public). Pitches £8. Free car parking. Refreshments available. www.seafordrotary.org.uk Service for WAVES Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road 10am. Special service for WAVES, which is celebrating it’s 10th birthday. www.wavesseaford.org.uk Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Seaford Time TBA. Best Cake Competition. 10.30am. Birling Gap & Cuckmere Haven (Long/Middle Distance Race 2). www.nssc.org.uk Mayor’s Open Garden Trail Various venues, Seaford 11am - 5pm. Eight gardens open their gates to raise money for the Seaford Mayor’s charities. Refreshments and plants available at some gardens, plus grand raffle. Tickets £6, payable at first garden visited. Maps available at each location.Tel: 01323 899296 www.mayorsopengarden.co.uk Sunday Tea Dances Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven 2pm - 4.30pm. Popular sequence, ballroom, Latin. £5, including tea and biscuits (first visit free). Tel: Fred Weston on 01323 898813 Monday 12th Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Piddinghoe Pond 5.30pm. Cadets 5. www.nssc.org.uk

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Tuesday 13th Probus Club of Seaford Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road 12 noon for 12.30pm lunch. Monthly meeting with 3-course meal and speaker. Tel: 01323 890418 or 01323 897546 The GuestHouse Storytellers Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven 7pm for 7.30pm. Fishy Tales, with a prize for the fishiest yarn. Farfetched stories, tales of dodgy deeds, or just tales featuring fish. Tickets £5/£4 on the door. To book a max. 10-minute storytelling slot, email AnneMarie: amhbrighton@gmail.com www.guesthousestorytellers.com Wednesday 14th Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road 2pm. Waiting list for new members. To hire the hall for events, tel: Hilary Elworthy 01323 894066. www.esfwi.org.uk/wis/seaford Seaford Stamp & Postcard Club Constitutional Club, Crouch La. 7pm for 7.30pm. Members evening showing ABC stamps and postcards. All stamp and postcard collectors welcome. Tel: 01323 492433 www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/sspc Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Seaford 7.15pm. Wednesday Series 1, Race 6. www.nssc.org.uk Thursday 15th Seaford Afternoon Flower Club Seaford Little Theatre, 4 Steyne Rd 2pm. Andrew Stephenson Clarke gives a talk and slide show on Borde Hill Gardens, Haywards Heath. Competition ‘Variations on One Colour’. Visitors £5 on the door, including refreshments. Tel: Georgie Wall 01323 490979 or Sue Ward 01323 894848 Friday 16th Seaford Community Cinema The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7.30pm. ‘Lion’, cert. PG. Tickets £6/£5/£3.50. Advance booking from Seaford Tourist Info Centre or www.seafordcinema.org Saturday 17th The Crouch Bowling Club Open Day Crouch Gardens, East Street 10am - 12 noon. Have a chat and meet some of our members.

Qualified coaches on hand and bowls available for you to use if you want to try out the green. If you are unable to make the day, call Pat Purser to arrange an alternative date: 01323 654788 www.crouchbowlingclubseaford. co.uk Lunchtime Concert St Leonard’s Church, Church St 1pm. Polyphonica Recorder Trio. Free event self-supported by donations. www.seafordparish.org.uk Concentus Sings in Summer St Leonard’s Church, Church St 7.30pm. Tickets £10/£5 under 16s. Available on the door, or from Newberry Tully Estate Agents, 53 Church Street; Tel: 01323 643358; Email: info@ concentus-sings.com www.concentus-sings.com The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. The Parlophones. Tel: 01323 890154 www.seafordbritishlegion.co.uk Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Newhaven Marina, The Yacht Harbour, Fort Road 9am. RYA Sea Safety Boat Course. Pevensey Bay Sailing Club, Old Martello Road, Pevensey 10am. Federation Cup weekend. www.nssc.org.uk Sunday 18th Friends of Tide Mills meeting Tide Mills 10am - 12 noon. Meet at beach end of old village road. Help us to care for this special place. Email: brian.skinner2@btinternet.com. Age Concern Seaford Sunday Lunch Club The Downs 60+ Club, Sutton Corner 12.45pm. Warm welcome, roast lunch, desserts, tea/coffee and mints in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. £6. To book tel: 01323 899434 The Joyce Campbell Sunday Lunch Club St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Road 1pm. Sunday roast and gettogether for Seaford senior citizens. £5. Transport can be arranged. To book and further details tel: 01323 892327

Monday 19th Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Piddinghoe Pond 5.30pm. Cadets 6. www.nssc.org.uk Tuesday 20th Seaford Natural History Society Hastings Cliff End 1pm. Meet at Cliff End Pett Level roadside parking near the Smuggler Inn. Ref: TQ89061346. www.seafordnaturalhistory.org.uk Wednesday 21st Seaford U3A Coffee Morning Constitutional Club, Crouch La. 10am - 12 noon. Find out about courses, workshops, outings etc. £1 (members) incl. tea/coffee and cake. www.u3asites.org.uk/seaford Open Garden Cupani Garden, 8 Sandgate Close 12 noon - 5pm. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Hardy Plant Society. Entry £3.50. www.cupanigarden.com Seaford Museum & Heritage Society Martello Tower, The Esplanade Afternoon/evening. Midsummer event. Guided walk around Bishopstone, followed by supper. Members only. Tickets available from the museum. For price and details, see website. Tel: 01323 898222 www.seafordmuseum.co.uk Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Seaford 7.15pm. Wednesday Series 1, Race 7. www.nssc.org.uk The Wednesday Group Wesley Room, Cross Way Church, Steyne Road 7.30pm. Clive Marritt on his work in the Civil Service. Tel: 01323 871292 Friday 23rd Open Garden 4 Sunningdale Close 11am - 4pm. In aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice. Tea and cake available. Entry by donation. Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Seaford 7pm. Summer Quiz. www.nssc.org.uk Comedy Seaford The View at Seaford Head, Southdown Road 8pm (doors 7pm). Monthly

comedy night hosted by Julie Jepson. Tickets £10 on door or in advance from Golf Club and Seaford Tourist Info, 37 Church St. Tel: 07773 522943, email: comedyseaford@outlook.com Saturday 24th Seaford U3A Book Fair St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane 10am - 12 noon. Buy some books and pick up details of Seaford U3A’s new programme of courses. Tea/coffee and biscuits available. www.u3asites.org.uk/seaford Veterans and Armed Forces Day Martello Fields 11am - 4pm. Activities and entertainment for the whole family, including military parade, inspection, live music, funfair, arena displays, inflatable assault course, military vehicles, owls and more. Raising funds for Combat Stress. Tel: 01323 872975 Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Seaford 11am. Topper Open. www.nssc.org.uk Seaford Local Committee Summer Party The View, Seaford Head Golf Club, Southdown Road 7.30pm - 12 midnight. Tickets £27, including buffet, live band and welcome drink In aid of Cancer Research UK. Pick up tickets from the Cancer Research UK shop, 33 Broad Street, or tel: Clare 07824 634513 or Val 07732 273475 The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Silver Scorpion (disco). Tel: 01323 890154 www.seafordbritishlegion.co.uk Saturday 24th - Thurs 29th Seaford Head School Arts@theCrypt, Church St Time TBC. Seaford Head School’s annual art show. Tel: 07521 954545 www.thecryptgallery.com Sunday 25th Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Weir Wood Sailing Club, Weir Wood Reservoir, Weir Wood, Forest Row Cadet Race Squad Event: Weir Wood. Seaford:10.30am. Summer Class Series Races 3 & 4. www.nssc.org.uk

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Seaford Motorfest Martello Fields and Eastern Promenade (café to Splash Point) 11am - 5pm. Free family specialist motoring event, featuring Classic, American, Custom and Vintage cars, motorbikes, scooters and trikes. Fun fair, beer tent, business and local trade stalls, hot food, drink and amazing live bands. Email: seafordmotorfest@hotmail. com www.facebook.com/ seafordcommunityevents committee www.seafordeventscommittee. co.uk NGS Open Gardens Various venues, Seaford 12 noon - 5pm. Group opening of six gardens as part of the National Garden Scheme: 2 Baron’s Close; 34 Chyngton Road; Elizabeth Cottage, 22 Sherwood Rise; 83 Firle Road; Lavender Cottage, Steyne Road; 4 Sunningdale Close. Entry £5 for all 6 gardens, children free. www.ngs.org.uk Monday 26th Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Piddinghoe Pond 5.30pm. Cadets 7. www.nssc.org.uk Tuesday 27th Seaford Sweethearts WI Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road 8pm. Monthly meeting. New members welcome. www.seafordwi.co.uk Wednesday 28th Seaford Twinning Association Plauschgruppe The View, Southdown Road 10am - 12 noon. German conversation. Drinks and food available. Free to members, £2 donation for visitors. Tel: Peter 01323 897360 www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/sta

Thur 29th June - Sat 22nd July One Man, Two Guvnors Devonshire Park Theatre, 8-10 Compton Street, Eastbourne 7.45pm, 2.30pm matinée Weds & Sat only. Tickets from £19. Tel: 01323 412000 www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk Friday 30th Seaford Community Hub Open Day: Health, Wealth and Wellbeing Show Clinton Centre, Clinton Place 10.30am - 1.30pm. Show for the Seaford community, hosted by Sussex Elderly Care. Discuss financial and legal matters with professionals, plus relaxation, chiropody, crafts and raffle. Find out about the services available to you or a loved one. NGS Open Garden Cupani Garden, 8 Sandgate Close 12 noon - 5pm. Entry £3.50, children free. www.cupanigarden.com www.ngs.org.uk Friday 30th June - Sat 1st July Seaford Community Cinema The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7.30pm (Fri), 2.30pm (Sat). ‘La La Land’, cert. 12A. Tickets £6/£5/£3.50. Advance booking from Seaford Tourist Information Centre or www.seafordcinema. org Fri 30th June - Sun 2nd July Flower Festival St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Rd 11am - 5pm (Fri), 10am - 5pm (Sat), 2pm - 5pm (Sun). Flower arrangements on the theme of ‘Word into Vision’, to celebrate the Year of the Bible. Patchwork quilts also displayed in the Chapel Hall; grand draw with a quilt as the prize. Refreshments available. Coming up

Sunday 2nd July Garden Party 31 Sutton Avenue 11.30am - 5pm. In aid of Chestnut Tree House, Mary’s Meals and Homelink. Live music, Thursday 29th cream teas and ploughmans, Seaford & District Horticultural tombola, raffle, plants and cakes. Society St Leonard’s Church Hosted by Mr & Mrs M. P. Logan. Hall, Church Lane Tel: 01323 491566 7pm. Members’ social evening. Guest speaker Paul Patton, ‘Bugs and Beasties’. Competition: ‘Sweet Peas and Roses’. www.seafordhorti.com Newhaven & Seaford Sailing Club Seaford 7.15pm. Wednesday Series 1, Race 8. www.nssc.org.uk

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What’s On Weekly?

ARTS & CRAFTS

Art Workshop Be Creative, 13 Sutton Park Rd Thurs fortnightly: 10am - 12 noon. With Lesley Harvey. All mediums used. £15. Tel: Terri on 01323 490912 Art Workshop Paradise Park Café Last Saturday of the month: 9am - 11am. With Lesley Harvey. All materials provided. £12. Tel: 07722 236741 to reserve a place. Email: lesleyharvey1@hotmail.com Chinese Painting Group Hellingly Village Hall off A22 Weds: 1 - 4pm. Professional Chinese tutor. Materials available. Beginners and new members welcome. For more details contact: 01273 515452 East Sussex Moviemakers St Luke’s Parish Rooms, Stone Cross, Pevensey 1st & 3rd Weds: 7.45 - 9.45pm. Members show videos, advice available, speakers on videorelated topics. Contact Valerie McManus: 07950 904778, valmcmanusuk@yahoo.com www.eastsussexmoviemakers.org

needlework enthusiasts. All ages and abilities welcome. No fees or subscription. Bring along your knitting and enjoy refreshments in the café. Free parking and access for the disabled. Further details, tel: 07540 199616 or 01323 890205 Seaford Art Club Downs Leisure Centre Fri: 2 - 4pm. A friendly, active group of enthusiastic, competent artists. Demonstrations, practical sessions, gallery visits and other trips. Tel Anne: 01323 491008 http://seafordartclub.weebly.com Seaford Machine Knitting Club Baptist Church, Belgrave Rd 2nd Fri of month: 2 - 4pm. Tel: Helen Doran on 01323 872218 or email: hdoran@talktalk.net Seaford Photographic Society The Martello Room, Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane Fri: 7.30pm. September to June. www.SeafordPS.org.uk

CLUBS & ORGANISATIONS

Age Concern Seaford 6 Church Street Mon - Fri: 10am - 2pm. Office. Mon - Sat: 10am - 2pm. Shop. Jewellery Classes Seaford Mon: 6 -9pm, Wed: 10am - 2pm, We offer the following services for older people: information Fri: 10am - 2pm. tel 07952 and support, medical transport, 195341, email: info@leprevost. visiting and befriending, contact co.uk, www.leprevost.co.uk time, Sunday lunch club. Knit & Craft Volunteers required. Chyngton Methodist Church Tel: 01323 899434 www. Hall, Millberg Road, Seaford ageconcernseaford.btck.co.uk Thurs: 2pm - 4pm. All welcome, Air Cadets come and learn new skills making articles for charities. Tel: 1218 Sqn. Air Training Corps Transit Road, Newhaven Viola on 01323 890271 Mon & Thurs: 7 - 9.30pm. Knit & Natter Aged 13 to 17 and interested Seaford Little Theatre, Steyne Rd in aviation? Come along any Weds: 10am - 12 noon. Knit, evening. Tel: 01273 513218 natter and crochet. All made Bank/HSBC Retirees Group welcome. Tel: Eileen on 01323 Lansdowne Hotel, Eastbourne 491638 or Lyn 01323 893412 Last Thurs of month: 10.30am - 12 noon. Calling all retired Newhaven Art Club members. Coffee, tea and Peacehaven Evangelical Church biscuits with friendly people.Tel Mon: 2pm. Members meet to Mrs Doreen Woodward-Davies paint and draw together with 01323 898907 discussions, demonstrations, life drawing and sketching outdoors. Bipolar UK Support Group Annual subs. £25. Why not come St James’ Trust, 11 Blatchington along and see how you get on? Road 2nd Weds of month: www.newhavenartclub.org.uk 1.30pm-3.30pm. Information Newhaven Knit ‘n’ Natter and support for individuals Group Hillcrest Centre affected by bipolar, including Bay Vue Road, Newhaven friends, family and carers. Mon: 2pm-4pm. Room 4. www.bipolaruk.org Friendly support for knitting and

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table tennis, social. Weds am: Art, snooker, choir (10.3011.30), lunch club 12.30pm pm: Snooker, craft & chat. Thurs am: Art, Scrabble, snooker, exercise Civil Service Pensioners Alliance & line dancing pm: Art, snooker. Fri am: Art, snooker pm: Table Seaford Constitutional Club, tennis Sat am: Table tennis, Crouch Lane snooker. Monthly discussion 1st Tues of month: 10am. Friendly chat inc. group business group and occasional minibus trips. Visit twice then pay £50 and info on pensions/benefits/ socials & days out. Refreshments. for the year; no more to pay for unlimited visits (excl. lunch). Clinton Centre Café Come along on Tues 10am -12 Clinton Centre, Clinton Place noon or tel: 01323 896422 Tues: 10am - 11.30am. Coffee/ East Dean & Friston Gardening tea and biscuit or toast and Club East Dean Village Hall, butter, £1. Tel: 01323 873262 Gilberts Drive Coffee Morning & Bring & Buy 2nd Fri of month: 2.15pm St Luke’s Church Hall, Walmer Rd 4pm. Variety of guest speakers. Weds: 10am - 12 noon Membership £7 per year, visitors welcome. Tel: Fran Coffee Pot Chyngton Methodist Church Hall 01323 423529 Book Group Seaford Monthly: 7pm. Diverse interests and diverse people welcome. For details, tel: Caryl 07709 771009

Thurs: 10 - 11.30am. Assorted items on sale. Disabled access. Friendly atmosphere. Tel: 01323 891534

Emotional Wellbeing Courses Countywide Weekdays: times and days vary; email for info. FREE. Email: healthylifestyles@ Confidence Building Sussex Downs College, Denton sussexcommunity.org.uk www.sussexcommunity.org.uk Island, Newhaven Weds: 10am - 3pm. Booking mandatory. Tel 01273 516032, email: healthylifestyles@ sussexcommunity.org.uk

Cooking Courses Newhaven, Peacehaven & Hailsham Weds: times and days vary; email for info. FREE. Email: healthylifestyles@ sussexcommunity.org.uk www.sussexcommunity.org.uk Cuckmere Valley Transition Group George Inn, Alfriston 1st Thurs of month: 7pm Energy Group meeting. Tel: 01323 870409 email: cuckmere transition@gmail.com www. cuckmerevalleytransition.org.uk Diabetes Support Group St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd 2nd Thurs of month: 1pm 2.30pm. A friendly group for people living with diabetes, or affected by it. Tel: Pia Prince 01273 512024, or 01273 516032 Email: healthylifestyles@ sussexcommunity.org.uk www.sussexcommunity.org.uk Downs 60+ Club Sutton Corner, Seaford (Old Flint Building, grounds of Downs Leisure Centre) 10am-12 noon and 2-4pm. Mon am: Art, snooker. pm: Snooker, table tennis, Phase 10. Tues am: Snooker, art, keep fit (10.30-11.30) pm: Rummykub,

Foodies Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven Weds: 3.45pm-5.15pm (termtime only). We welcome families and children of all ages. Join in with cookery, arts and crafts activities and share your ideas. Tel: Lucy or Carly 01273 517250 www.sussexcommunity.org.uk French Conversation by the Fireside Alfriston Mon: 7pm - 8pm. Thurs: 1pm - 2pm. Drop-in session for all levels. £6 per hour. For information and bookings tel: 01323 871492 or email babette@cosmofil.com French One-to-One Conversation and Tutoring For adult beginners and improvers and GCSE level students, with former legal translator. £25 per hour. For details tel: Sarah 07446 884435 Email: sarah.rigler@clara.co.uk Growing Old Disgracefully Group Various venues 2nd Fri of month: 2 - 4pm. Monthly activities and talks for women. For more details tel: 01323 490154 Happiness Workshop Intensive Sussex Downs College, Denton Island, Newhaven Thurs: 10am - 3.30pm. Booking mandatory. Tel 01273 516032, email: healthylifestyles@ sussexcommunity.org.uk

The Havens Day Clubs for Over 65s Kempton House, Peacehaven Tues: 10am-3pm, or half day. Newhaven Age Concern Club Weds: 10am-3pm, or half days Care, support, friendship and respite care. Run by Age UK East Sussex. Tel Nicola on 07850 987131, Lewes office 01273 476704 www.ageukeastsussex.org.uk HIVE Youth Club Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road Fri: 7.15 - 8.45pm. (School year 7 – sixth form). Games, activities, workshops, pool, table football, table tennis, Xbox, Playstation, instruments, social events, trips out, advice, encouragement & guidance. Annual membership £5 (excl. social events and trips). Term time only. Tel: 01323 896009 www.seafordbaptistchurch.org.uk

Mercread Youth Centre Mercread Road, Seaford Mon: 6pm - 7pm. Seaford Youth Forum. Tues: 3.30pm - 5.30pm. Juniors Youth Club (Year 8 & 9), £1. Weds: 3.30 - 6pm. After School Club (Year 6 & 7), £1. Thurs: 3.30pm - 5.30pm. Mercread Youth Centre Mercread Road, Seaford T.O.A.S.T. Girls Only Group, £1. 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Seniors Youth Club (Year 9+), £1. For more details contact Roger Daw on 01323 892531 Mitchell House Monday Tea Club 43 Lexden Drive Mon: 3 - 4.30pm. Tea, chat and a game or two. 50p and extra charge to play games (for prize funding). Tel: 01323 891804

National Trust Seaford Association (NTSA) Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 3rd Wed of month: 2.30pm. Kids Aloud Illustrated talks on diverse Kingswell, 115-117 Vale Road subjects from October to March. (Community Church Hall) Fri: 3.45pm - 5.30pm. Free after- Outings from spring to autumn plus other social and fundraising school activities for children events. New members welcome. aged 4-12. All welcome for Visitors £2.50. games, art and stories. Tel: Tina 01323 492833. www.kings-well. www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/nt org.uk/kids_aloud.htm Newhaven & Seaford Sea Cadets The Old Church, Chapel Know Dementia Memory Moments Café Meridian Centre, Street, Newhaven Mon & Fri: 7pm - 9pm (seniors) Meridian Way, Peacehaven Fri: 9.30am - 12.30pm. Informal Fri: 7pm - 9pm (juniors) café for people with dementia and their family supporter/carer. Includes tea, coffee and cake, and a little fun and laughter with games, talk, music, dance etc. Tel: 01273 494300 Email: info@knowdementia.co.uk Lipreading Classes St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd Tues:10am - 11.45am. Newcomers welcome, first session free. Great confidence builder. Six week terms. Fee includes membership of Seahaven Hard of Hearing Club. Tel: Jenny 01273 585339 L: IVE Youth Club Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road Fri: 6 - 7pm. (School year 3 - 6). Games and activities inc. pool, table football, table tennis, games consoles, craft zones, and a tuck shop. Admission £1 inc 50p worth of tuck. First week free. Term time only. Tel: 01323 896009 www. seafordbaptistchurch.org.uk

Newhaven, Peacehaven & Seaford Lions Club White Lion Hotel, Claremont Rd 4th Thurs of month: 8pm meeting. www.npslions.co.uk

Probus Club of Seaford Seaford Golf Club, Firle Rd 2nd Tues of month: 12pm for 12.30pm lunch. Monthly meeting with 3-course meal and speaker. Tel: 01323 890418 or 897546 The Rotary Club of Seaford Seaford Golf Club, Firle Rd Weds: 12.45 for 1pm. Weekly meeting. Royal Antidiluvian Order of Buffaloes The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road Sun: 3pm. Weekly meetings Tel: 01323 325121 l.dmurray@yahoo.co.uk The Royal Society of St George Monthly events. England’s leading patriotic society. Contact Chairman 01323 899985 or email: 514928@talktalk.net. continued...

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Seaford Afternoon Flower Club Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road 3rd Thurs of month:1.30pm for a 2pm start. Talks, demos, outings, etc. Past and new members welcome. Membership £27 per year. Visitors £5 inc. refreshments per meeting. Tel: Georgie Wall 01323 490979 or Sue Ward 01323 894848 Seaford Bonfire Society White Lion Hotel, Claremont Rd First Thurs of month: 7pm. Membership and open committee meeting. www.seafordbonfire.co.uk Seaford Bridge Club Downs Leisure Centre Tues:1.30 - 5pm. Duplicate bridge in a friendly atmosphere for intermediates and above. Fri: 6.30 - 10pm. Duplicate bridge for intermediate and above. For further information please refer to our website www.bridgewebs.com/seaford Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane Mon: Cribbage & Line Dancing. Tues: 9.30am Slimming World. 3rd Weds: Klondyke Whist. Thurs: Tea Dance/Dance Classes. Fri & Sun: 8.15pm Bingo. Tel: 01323 890087 Seaford Evening Flower Club St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd 1st Thurs of month: 7 for 7.30pm demo. Affil. to NAFAS. New members welcome. Visitors £4.50 inc. refreshments. Tel Marian on 01273 515544 Seaford Head Probus Club Seaford Golf Club, Blatchington 1st Tues of month: Monthly lunch for members and guests. Tel: 01323 896373

Tel: 01323 898222 www.seafordmuseum.co.uk Seaford Quakers Seaford Little Theatre, Steyne Rd Sun: 10.30 - 11.30am. Meeting for worship followed by refreshments. All welcome. Tel Joyce Bowley on 01323 89241 Seaford Social Club for Blind & Partially Sighted People St Peter’s Hall, Belgrave Road 1st Thurs of month: 2-4pm. Entertainment and tea. Tel: ESAB 01323 832252 Seafordspirit: Seaford Independent Spiritualist Church 3 Warwick Road Tues: 7.30pm - 8.30pm Healing Thurs: 7.30pm Divine Service Friday: 10.30pm - 12 noon Healing Alternate Saturdays: Clairvoyant Evenings 7.30pm Demos/workshops see website. All welcome. Tel 01323 737407 Email: enquiries@seafordspirit. co.uk www.seafordspirit.co.uk Seaford Stamp & Postcard Club Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane 2nd Weds of month: 7.15pm. Monthly speaker. All stamp and postcard collectors welcome. Tel: 01323 492433 www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/sspc Seaford Stroke & Caring Club St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd Mon: 2 - 4pm. Slides, music, quizzes, bingo, tea and homemade cakes. Some transport available. Tel: Joyce Woodgate: 01323 894547 Seahaven (Afternoon) Trefoil Guild Afternoon Meeting St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane, off Church Street 1st Tues of month: 2.30 4.30pm. Tel: 01323 897959

Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane, off Church Street Tues: 7.30 - 8.30pm. Illustrated lectures by well-known speakers on a wide range of subjects. From Oct to March. Tel: 01323 899932 or 893270

Seahaven (Evening) Trefoil Guild Evening Meeting Downs Leisure Centre Over 60s Club 3rd Thurs of month: 7.30pm. Tel: 01323 893250

Seaford Museum & Heritage Society Martello Tower, Seaford Summer opening Sunday & bank hols: 11am-4pm. Weds & Sat: 2pm-4pm. Winter opening Sunday & bank hols: 11am-4pm.

Southdown Bridge Club 60+ Club, Downs Leisure Ctr Weds: 6.30 - 9.45pm. Friendly duplicate bridge for any age. Tel: 01323 892171/896236

Seahaven Hard of Hearing Club St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd 1st Friday of month: 2.15 - 4pm. Guest speakers and other Seaford Martello Rotary Club activities, tea and biscuits, raffle. Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road Local transport may be available Mon: 7.15pm for 7.45pm. at a small cost. Contact Pauline Tel: 01323 891009 or seafordmartellorotary@gmail.com 01323 895216

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Spanish Conversation & Coffee Morning Micklefield Way, Seaford Thurs: 10am - 11.30am. Qualified and experienced teacher. £15. For more details Tel: 07504 881848 Email: pastorcita24@gmail.com

Help with Employment & Training Opportunities Sussex Times and days vary; email for info. Free courses. Email: healthylifestyles@ sussexcommunity.org.uk www.sussexcommunity.org.uk

The Submariners Association (Sussex Branch) Royal British Legion Club, Claremont Road 1st Fri of month: 7.45pm. For all ex and serving submariners. Tel: Harry Summerton 01323 734132

Local Market & Café Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Tues: 10.30am - 2.30pm. Local community market and café, serving light lunches. Stalls available. For more info tel Wendy on 07883 611677 www.sussexmarkets@live.co.uk

Survivors of Suicide The Matthew 25 Mission, Brodie Hall, Christ Church, Seaside, Eastbourne 2nd Mon: 7pm-8.30pm. Group for people affected by suicide. www.sussexcommunity.org.uk

Love Heart Community Café Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Thurs: 10.30am - 12.30pm. Supporting people with learning difficulties through work experience. All welcome. Fundraisers: raise funds and enhance your profile for free, any Thursday with booked slot. Tel: 01273 812976

Sussex Army Cadet Force No. 2 Platoon (Seaford) Mercread Youth Centre, Mercread Road Mon & Weds: 7.30 - 9.30pm. For ages 12 (school year 8) to 18 yrs. For further information email kevin.falconer@serfca.org or tel: 01273 552222 Sussex Wildlife Trust Various locations in and around Seaford 1st Thurs of month:10am 3pm, Sept to May. For details tel: 07824 151935. Email: sarahquantrill@sussexwt.org.uk www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk Whist Drive St Thomas More Roman Catholic Church Hall, Sutton Rd Thurs: 1.45pm. £2 inc. tea and biscuits. Tel: 01323 896412 Who Let the Dads Out? Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road 2nd Sat of month: 9.30am - 11.30am. For children 0 to 11 years with their dads, granddads and male carers. Tel: 01323 896009

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East Dean Farmers’ Market East Dean Village Hall,Village Green Lane off Gilberts Drive Weds: 10am - 12.30pm. 01323 423481 Family Learning Activities Newhaven & Peacehaven Mon, Weds, Thurs: times and days vary; email for info. Free. Email: familylearning@ sussexcommunity.org.uk www.sussexcommunity.org.uk

Monday Coffee Mornings Seaford Little Theatre 4 Steyne Road Mon: 10am - 11.30am. Everyone welcome to come and enjoy a coffee/tea with biscuits. Newhaven Country Market Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven, BN9 9LH Thursdays: 9.45am - 1pm (2pm Easter and Christmas markets). Homemade produce, free-range eggs, fresh fish, plants, crafts, café. Free parking, access for the disabled. Tel: 07540 199616 Newhaven Street Markets Newhaven High Street Thurs & Sat: 9am - 2pm. Fresh produce, bread & pastries, fish & seafood, street food, clothes, arts & crafts, household goods, fishing tackle, handmade jewellery etc. For market stall hire tel 01273 517544 or email: newhavenmarket@outlook.com Quit51 Stop Smoking Service Seaford Medical Practice, Dane Rd Tues: 9am-6pm Fri: 9am-1pm. One-to-one clinics. Tues: 5pm6.30pm. Quit club in a friendly group environment. Tel: 0800 6226968 Seaford Community Garden Crouch Gardens next to the Peace Garden Weds: 9.30am - 12.30pm. Garden open, plants and produce for sale. All welcome. www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/scg

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Seaford Old Town Hall Community Tea Room Church Street, Seaford Mon - Fri: 10am - 1pm. Sat: 10am - 12 noon. Come and enjoy the comfort of a rest, hot drink, friendly chat. Seaford Police Neighbourhood Policing Team Meet & Greet Downs Leisure Centre Thurs: 3.30pm Meet your local Police Community Support Officers. www.sussex.police.uk Seaford Street Markets Sutton Road 2nd & 4th Friday of the month: 9am - 1pm. www. seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk/ Street-Markets.aspx

Ladies’ clubs

Blatchington Hill Townswomen’s Guild The Chapel Room, St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Road, Seaford 2nd Tues of month: 7.30pm. New members always welcome. Tel: 01323 899845 or email blatchingtonhilltg@gmail.com Inner Wheel Club of Seaford Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road 2nd Tues of month: 7.30pm. Members only.

music & drama The Archway Blatchington Rd Tel 01323 897590 www.thearchwaygroup.com Gospelish Choir Mon: 8pm - 9.30pm. Gospel & soul-inspired music. £7 a session. Contemporary Choir Chyngton School, Millberg Rd Weds: 12.30pm - 2pm at Archway, 8pm - 9.30pm Everything from Ellington to Supertramp. £7 per session. Chyngton Youth Academy of Arts and Drama St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd Thurs: 4pm. Ages 5-12 Fri: 5.30pm. Ages 12-18. For drama classes contact Ellen on 07791 081935 Concentus Choir United Reformed Church, Upperton Road, Eastbourne Mon: 7.30pm - 9.45pm. No need to read music to join this friendly choir, which regularly sings in Seaford. Tel: Evelyn 01323 643358 www.concentus-sings.com

The Downs Singers Downs 60+ Club, Sutton Crn. Weds: 10.30am - 11.30am. Friendly. No need to read music. Seaford Martello WI Tel: 01323 896422 on Tues St Leonard’s Church Hall, 10am -12 noon, or come on Church Lane, off Church Street the day. 2nd Thurs of month: 7.30pm. Haven Harmonies New members welcome. Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Tel: 01273 583484, email: Newhaven BN9 9LH angeaston@sky.com Mon: 7 - 9pm. Contemporary Seaford NWR (National repertoire accompanied on Women’s Register) Members’ guitar. No need to read music. homes and out and about £6 per session. Contact Marian Various days: For women who Stanley for more information are interested in everything on 01273 611068 or email: and talk about anything. More marianstanley43@gmail.com details visit www.nwr.org.uk Michael Piraner Recorder or contact us directly by email: Workshops nwrseaford@gmail.com Cross Way Church, Steyne Road Seaford Sweethearts WI 2nd Sat every month: 2pm Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd 4.30pm. Tel: Val Underhill 01323 4th Tues of month: 8pm. New 895230, email: val.underhill@ members welcome. www. googlemail.com seafordsweetheartswi.com Play Readings at the Seaford Women’s Institute Seaford Little Theatre Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd 4 Steyne Road 2nd Weds of month: 2pm. 1st Tues every month: 7.30pm. Mon: 2pm-4pm (fortnightly. Everyone welcome to join in Play reading. 1st & 3rd Weds: or just listen, play readings are 1.30pm-4pm. Art, Craft & Chat. held in the coffee lounge. Tel: Every other month: Book Mary 01323 351882 or email reading. gmaryyoung@gmail.com www.esfwi.org.uk/wis/seaford Seaford Choral Society St Lukes Church, Walmer Rd Mon: 7.15 - 9.15pm. New singers always welcome, no experience necessary, no

audition. Tel: 01323 891307, email: info@seaford-choralsociety.com www.seaford-choral-society.com

U3A Recorder Group St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd Weds: 2 - 4pm. Tel: Val Underhill on 01323 895230 Email: val.underhill@googlemail. Seaford Drum Group The Archway, 1 Blatchington Rd com Tues: 7pm - 9pm. Group Baby & drumming. No experience Pre-School necessary, everyone welcome. Ante- & Postnatal Excercise Class Tel: Jamie 07863 159742 Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford Seaford Handbell Ringers Tues: 10.45 - 11.30am. Specialist St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd exercise class for mums to be Weds: 10am - 12.30pm. New and new mums. Crèche on site members welcome. For more or baby welcome in class. Tel: information, tel: Margaret 07901 683577 or 01323 490011 Hopkins 01323 325305 or email c.s.cornish@hotmail.com Seaford Little Theatre Artsmart Pre-school Messy Play Workshop & Social Evening Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Steyne Road Mon: 11am - 12pm. Drop in Weds: 7.30 - 10pm (except £4.50, siblings £3. Artsmart during productions). Set building, holiday workshops contact Ann props and backstage activities. on 07834 629133 or facebook Tel 01323 351882 Baby and Toddler Experience Seaford Musical Theatre Seaford, Lewes and Newhaven The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane Classes for babies & toddlers to Tues & Thurs: 7.30pm. develop, learn and have fun. Rehearsals - new members Tel: 07834 231971 www.the welcome. Tel: 01323 492240 babyandtoddlerexperience.co.uk Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors Parent and Toddler Group The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane St Peter’s Church Chapel Rms Weds: 6 - 8pm. Performance Tues: 9 - 11am. Open to all. based learning for young people. Buggy Walk Group Enquiries: 07710 426321 or email: paulawoolven@hotmail.com Gateway Café, Big Park, Piddinghoe Avenue, Peacehaven Seaford Silver Band Seaford Head School, Steyne Rd Weds: 10am. Free. Weds: 8 - 10pm. Rehearsals. New members welcome. Tel: 01323 892424 or 07740 646386 visit www. seafordsilverband.co.uk

Seaford Youth Drama Group Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd Mon: groups from 5pm. Very reasonable prices. New members welcome. Contact Chris on 01323 892023 Sound Baths The Yurt, Florence House, Southdown Road 1st and 3rd Tues of the month: Bathe in these lovely soothing sounds. Tel 07515 961327 Southdown Society of Recorder Players St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd 4th Sat of the month: 2 - 5pm. Contact Maggie Jakeman, 01323 895552 or email: mjakeman@sky.com U3A Orchestra Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd Fri: 10am - 12 noon. Conductor Pat White. Tel: Phyllis Merrifield on 01323 893882

Piglets Toddler Group St Thomas More Church Wednesdays: 9.30 - 11.30am. Facebook: Piglets Seaford Who Let the Dads Out? Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road 2nd Sat of month: 9.30am 11.30am. Parents and toddlers group for fathers, grandfathers or male carers and their pre-school children. Tel: 01323 896009

sport & dance Alfriston Badminton Club Pleasant Rise, Alfriston Weds: 8 - 10pm. Small friendly group looking to expand its membership. All standards welcome. Tel: 01323 645210

Ballet, Tap and Modern Bond School of Dance, St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Road Weds, Fri & Sat: from 3 years. Free trial class. Tel: 01323 492795 or 07703 485348 www.nikki-b-danceschool.co.uk continued...

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Ballet,Tap, Modern & Jazz Seahaven Dance, Seaford and Newhaven Mon - Sat Contact Mechele on 07738 831616, email: info@seahavendance.co.uk www.seahavendance.co.uk Ballroom Dance Classes with Studio Tempo Constitutional Club, Crouch La. Thurs: 5.45pm. Beginners Sequence. 7.30pm. Beginners Ballroom. 8.30pm. Follow on class. Classes also held in Newhaven. Tel: 01273 476565 Body Vibes Windover Fitness, nr Alfriston Tues: 10am. Thurs: 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Tel: 01323 871554/07930 738034 Body Works Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road Fri: 2pm: All age circuits, 2.45 - 4pm: Older adult stretch & tone. £5 pp. Tel: 01323 871554/07930 738034 Boxercise® Wave Leisure, Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven Mon: 7pm. Circuits and Bootcamp. Tues: 7.30pm. Cardio Padwork and Aerobox. All classes suitable for beginners. Tel: 01273 510784 or book online: www.waveleisure.co.uk Circuit Training Lewes Road Hut, Robinson Road, Newhaven Thurs: 9am - 10am. Booking mandatory. Tel 01273 516032, email: healthylifestyles@ sussexcommunity.org.uk Crouch Bowling Club Crouch Gardens, East Street April-Sept: Outdoor bowling. All age groups welcome. Free coaching by qualified coaches Tel Pat: 01323 654788 www. crouchbowlingclubseaford.co.uk

For classes and times in the area tel Sandria on 01273 514152 Fitness Courses Newhaven & Hailsham Tues: times and days vary; email for info. FREE. Email: healthylifestyles@ sussexcommunity.org.uk www.sussexcommunity.org.uk Fitness Pilates Claremont Hall, Claremont Rd Tues: 12.30 - 1.30pm. £7.50 pay as you go or £49 for 8 sessions. Have fun! Suitable for all. Contact Karen on 01273 305827 email: karen.funandfit@gmail.com Football Mercread Youth Centre, Mercread Road Tues: Lunchtime. Indoor kickabout for Seaford Head Year 7 & 8 students only. Steyne Site sports hall. 5pm - 6pm. Free kickabout for Year 7+, Downs Leisure Centre. Fri: 9 - 10pm. Football Street League session with Brighton & Hove Albion in the Community. Downs Leisure Centre, £1. Tel: 01323 892531 Forces Fit The Salts Recreation Ground Mon & Weds: 7pm Sun: 10am Free tasters available. Book online at www.forcesfit.co.uk Health Walks Martello Tower/The Salts Café 10am - 11am. Health walks, Tuesdays First Tuesday of the month from Salts Café and third from Martello Tower. All ages and abilities welcome. Free. Run by The Conservation Volunteers. Tel: Jennifer on 07740 899559, email j.deering@tcv.org.uk

Kettlercise and CoreAbility Wave Leisure, Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven Mon: 6pm. Kettlercise. All over body toning and fat burning workout. Tues: 6.30pm. Core-focused kettlebell and Denton Indoor Bowls Club bodyweight workout. Denton Island, Newhaven All classes suitable for beginners. BN9 9BA Tel: 01273 510784 or book Mon - Sun: 9am - 7pm. New online: www.waveleisure.co.uk members welcome. Tel 01273 Line Dancing 514664 Daytime classes for mixed Expressive Creative Dance Class abilities. Tel Val on 01323 325993 Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Line Dancing Mercread Youth Weds 7.15 - 8.30pm. 6 weeks Centre, Mercread Road £30, drop in £6. Tel Bettina on Tues: 5.30 - 6.30pm Beginners, 07712 345981 6.30 - 7.30pm Improvers, 7.30 Extend Activities to music, suitable for older people. have fun while you improve your balance and mobility, with seated options.

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9pm Intermediates. Fri: 5.30 - 6.30pm Beginners, 6.30 - 7.30pm Improvers, 7.30 9pm Intermediates. Tel Gina on 01273 470456 or 07443 425621

Line Dancing with Southern Stomp Various venues Absolute ‘Two Left Feet’ workshops and an afternoon beginners class. To reserve a place, tel: 01273 587714 Line Dancing with Studio In Line Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane Mon 7.30 -10pm. All levels Downs Leisure Centre Thurs 9.30 - 10.30am. Absolute beginners, 10.30am - 12pm. All levels. Tel: 07931 930770 Meditation & Relaxation St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd Sat: 10 - 11am. The Archway, Blatchington Rd Tues: 11am -12 noon. Fri: 6 - 7pm. Tel: 01323 365802 or 07557 539507. Email: pia1807@hotmail.co.uk Meditation Groups Seaford Tues: 10am-12 noon & 7pm9pm. Meetings held in Ann’s home. 1 to 1 sessions, massage and life coaching also available. For further details, tel: Ann 07989 294445 Mums’ Fitness Mercread Centre, Mercread Rd Mon: 9.30am. Burn & Tone Weds: 9.30am. Burn & Tone Fri: 9.30am. Total Toning Seaford: Tues: 9.30am. Tots and Tums Thurs: 9.30am. Tots & Tums Children welcome in all classes. £25 for 5. New members first 3 classes £10. www.facebook.com/ MumsFitnessUK Tel Alex 07540 551054 Newhaven Bowling Club Fort Road, Newhaven Sat: 10am - 11.30am. Junior Bowls Club. 11.45am - lunch. #Letsplaybowls adult try-it-out sessions. Qualified coach and members on hand to help all learn and improve. Tel: 07401 663519 www.newhavenbowling club.weebly.com Nordic Walking Various locations Sat: Morning walks in Sussex. Afternoon taster/introductory sessions on the seafront. Weds: 7pm. Evening taster/ introductory sessions at Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Rd. Tel: Kathryn 01323 891492, email: kathrynmcdonald2@ googlemail.com Outdoor Walks & Activities Various locations Informal, friendly group walks and gardening/outdoor activities in Seaford, Eastbourne and

Brighton. FREE. Tel: 01273 516032 for current list. www.sussexcommunity.org.uk Pilates - Alfriston Pilates Lower Ground Floor Studio, 1-3 Dane Road Daily and evenings (except Sunday). Pilates £10, PiYo £8, Flowin’ £7. Tel: 07903 681962. Email: alfristonpilates@btinternet.com www.alfristonpilates.com Pilates The Archway Arts Centre, Blatchington Road Tues & Thurs evenings Weds, Thurs & Fri mornings Tel Tricia 07941 922129 www.pilatesofseaford.co.uk Pilates - Movement for Life Seaford Osteopathic Clinic, Paignton House,Warwick Road Mon, Weds, Thurs, Sat: daytime Thurs: evening. Classes for all ages and abilities daytimes and Thurs evening. Back care, Modified and Progressive Pilates. Tel: Karen 01323 873309, email: karenmoves@gmail.com www. movementforlife-pilates.co.uk Seaford & District Folk Dance Group Sutton Hall, Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road Mon: 7.45pm. New members welcome, first visit free. Tel: Judy 01323 890759 or Pam 01273 585551 Seaford Bowling Club Chichester Road, Seaford April until October. Outdoor lawn bowls. Members play every day. Competitive and social bowling. Social events, friendly atmosphere. New members very welcome. Tel: 01323 892831 www.seafordbowlingclub.org Seaford Cricket Club Salts Recreation Ground, Park Road Junior outdoor training Fri: 6pm-7pm. Under 10s to under 13s. 7pm-8pm. Under 14s to under 16s. Email: seanwootten@rocketmail.com Senior outdoor training Tues & Thurs: 6.30pm-8pm. Email: smithjps@hotmail.com New players and beginners welcome. Seaford Kurlers Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road, Seaford Tues: 2 - 4pm. All welcome. Tel: June Wood on 01323 895376 Seaford Netball Club Seaford Head Sports Hall Mon: 5pm-5.30pm. Starlets, age 7-9, £2.50. 5.30pm-6.30pm. Shadows, age


10-12, £3. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Shadows, age 13-15, £3. 7.30pm-9pm. Seniors, £5. New members welcome. Tel Clare Flack: 07724 956649. Seaford Rambling Club Various locations A varied programme of walks for active people. For details tel 01323 894370 or www.seafordrambling-club.freeola.org Seaford Rugby Football Club Salts Recreation Ground, Marine Parade Tues & Thurs: 7 - 9pm. Recruiting new players for two teams in the Sussex leagues. Come along or contact Paul Burns on 07732 202208 Seaford Rugby Football Club Junior Training Salts Recreation Ground, Marine Parade Sun: 10.30am -12pm. Ages ranging from 6 to 16, a friendly but ambitious squad. Come along or tel 07818 438378

Tai Chi for Beginners Meridian Centre, Peacehaven Thurs: 10am - 11.30am. Approx. £3-£4.50/session. Email: healthylifestyles@ sussexcommunity.org.uk www.sussexcommunity.org.uk Tea Dancing Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane Thurs: 2 - 4.30pm tea dance with Peter Harvey. Tel: 01323 890087 Wave Leisure Health Walks From Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road Thurs: 10am. Tel: 01323 490011 Weekly Walk Outside Chapel Street and Quayside GP surgeries, Newhaven Thurs: 10.30am - 11am. Tel: 01273 516032 Email: healthylifestyles@ sussexcommunity.org.uk www.sussexcommunity.org.uk

Yoga Newhaven Tues: 10am. 60+ yoga Seaford Striders Running Club 7pm. Pranayama and meditation From Downs Leisure Centre, Weds: 10am. Pregnancy yoga Sutton Road 2pm. Gentle yoga for those Mon & Weds (main night): 7pm. living with cancer, ME and heart All ages and abilities welcome. ailments www.seafordstriders.org.uk 7pm. Classical therapeutic yoga. Thurs: 10am. Mixed abilities Seaford Traditional Folk Dance New yoga studio with all Group St Peter’s Church Hall, equipment provided. 5-week Belgrave Road Wed: 10.15am-12.15pm. Visitors, courses for small groups with new members welcome. £4 pw. highly qualified teacher. Tel: 01273 512306 Tel: 01323 897315 Sk8school Inline Skating Yoga – Chair Based Yoga Hard Football Pitch near the Seaford Osteopathic Clinic, Salts play area, Marine Parade Paignton House, Warwick Road Weds: 10am - 11am & 4.30 Tues: 1.30pm - 2.30pm. 5.30pm. Beginners class Learn a Block of 6 classes £48. Drop in new skill and get fit for summer. £10, space permitting. Maximum £8 adults, £5 children. Advance class size 7. For those who find booking essential. Protective floor work less suitable. Gentle gear must be worn and can be class for posture, increased hired in advance. Skate hire £5. flexibility and relaxation. Call 07988 151632 Tel: Christine 07764 188615 email: info@simonewells.com Email: savvachristine@gmail.com www.sk8school.co.uk Yoga Classes for the Less Able Swimming Lessons St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Rd Newlands School, Eastbourne Rd Thurs: 11am - 12pm. Seaford Sat: Beginners: 9.15 - 9.45am, Group of Eastbourne & South Improvers: 9.45 - 10.30am, Wealden Multiple Sclerosis Improver 2/advanced: 10.30 Society. Exercises on floor and -11.15am. 6-week courses, £30. chair with trained yoga teacher. Tel: 07989 455020 £5 per lesson. Tel. 01323 500932 Tai Chi Alfriston Pilates, Lower Ground Yoga – Free Yoga Course Floor Studio, 1-3 Dane Road, The House Project, 168 South Thurs: 12 noon - 1pm. £8 per Coast Road, Peacehaven class, first class free. Soft, slow Fri: 1.30pm - 3pm. See website and gentle movement suitable for details. Tel: 01273 516102 for everyone. Tel: 07971 296698 Email: healthylifestyles@ Email: audral@aol.com sussexcommunity.org.uk www.sussexcommunity.org.uk

Yoga – In Balance Hatha Yoga The Archway, Blatchington Rd Mon: 6pm-7.15pm. The Yurt, Florence House, Southdown Road Tues & Fri: 10am-11.30am. WI Hall, Claremont Road Weds: 7pm-8.15pm. Small group hatha yoga sessions for all abilities.1-2-1 yoga sessions can be arranged. Relaxing body massage and therapeutic sports massage also available. Tel: Sophie 07444 549859, email: inbalancesussex@ gmail.com www.in-balance. org.uk Yoga – Purrfect Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Thurs: 6.20pm The Yurt at Florence House, Southdown Road Tues: 7am Weds: 11.45am and 1pm Thurs: 8.15am St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd, Seaford Mon: 8.30am beginners yoga, 9.30am. Tues: 6.30pm pregnancy and new mum yoga. 7.30pm (with Beautiful Yoga). All abilities welcome. Ante- and postnatally trained. Tel: Catherine 07901 683577. www.facebook. com/purrfectyoga or email c.s.cornish@hotmail.com

Also regular sound baths and workshops. Tel Therese on 07515 961327 or email: theresesaunders7@aol.com Zumba with Louise Zumba Fitness: Mercread Youth Club, Seaford Tues & Thurs 10am-11am. Shimmy your way to fitness. Zumba Gold: Mercread Youth Club, Seaford Tues & Thurs: 2pm-3pm. Less energetic but lots of fun. Followed by tea/coffee. Peacehaven RC Church Hall, Horsham Ave Weds: 11am-12 noon Zumba Toning: Meeching Hall, Newhaven Weds: 7pm-8pm Sculpting the arms and core. Tel: 07786 425758 www.louisecavefitness.co.uk

Weight loss & Beauty

Overeaters Anonymous A self-help group for people who wish to change their behaviour around food and eating. www.oagb.org.uk

Slimming World Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane Tues: 9.30am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Yoga – Satyam Yoga Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road With new consultant, Tina Simpson, tel: 07534 901591 Thurs: 10am -11.30am. Chyngton Methodist Church, All levels of ability, beginners Millberg Road welcome. £40 for 5 class pass, Thurs: 5.30pm & 7.30pm. valid for 8 weeks or £10 per class drop-in. Tel: 07774 862499. Emma, tel: 07790 214806 Clinton Centre, Clinton Place www.satyamyoga.co.uk Weds: 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Tina, Yoga – Seahaven Yoga tel: 07534 901591 The Archway, 1 Blatchington Rd Weight Loss Challenge Sat: 9.30am Summerhayes Centre, Marshall & Wellness Club WellnessWorks, Seaford Lane, Newhaven Fri: 11am. £35 for 12 weeks. Thurs: 6.15pm. Free private consultation by The Anahata Health Clinic appointment. Tel 01323 897671 119/120 Edward St, Brighton Weds: 10.45 - 11.45am. Herbalife Healthy Breakfast & Gentle traditional yoga suitable Sampling Free. Tel 01323 897671 for all. Tel 07983 622840/01323 Skin Care Workshop 892638 seahavenyoga@ & Facial Free. Tel 01323 897671 btinternet.com Weight Watchers www.seahavenyoga.co.uk 60+ Club, Downs Leisure Ctr Yoga with Therese Sutton Road Mon: 9.45am. The Yurt, Florence House, Join us and relax with a cup of Southdown Road coffee or tea. Mon: 9.30am - 11am Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Thurs: 6pm - 7.30pm & Newhaven Tues: 6.15pm. 7.30pm - 9pm Seaford Baptist Church, Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Belgrave Road Weds: 5.45pm. Mon: 6.30pm - 8pm Come along and learn about Weds: 10am - 11.30am Smart Points. Contact Sally Bishopstone Village Hall on 07758 653851, email: Thurs: 10.30am - 12 noon sallyevans@weight-watchers. co.uk

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SUSSEX STYLE £625,000 An individual detached Sussex style character house located in the popular East Blatchington. Four double bedrooms, three reception rooms, three bathrooms, double garage, front and rear gardens. Sea views, no onward chain.

POPULAR LOCATION £450,000 Spacious four bedroom detached house situated within this sought after Seaford location. The Three reception rooms, kitchen breakfast room, separate utility room, en-suite shower room to Master, further family bathroom, double garage and gardens.

CLOSE TO SEAFORD HEAD £425,000 A superb opportunity to acquire a three bedroom detached bungalow located in the highly desired South East quarter of Seaford. 20’ through living room, 20’ conservatory, kitchen, bathroom, en suite shower/WC and extended garage. Private enclosed rear garden, gas fired central heating, uPVC soffits, fascias and double glazed windows.

IDEAL FAMILY HOME £415,000 Well presented and extended four bedroom detached chalet. This ideal family home comprises of entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen/ breakfast room, master bedroom with adjoining dressing room and two family bathrooms. Secluded south west aspect rear garden.

CLOSE TO TOWN £295,000 Immaculately presented three bedroom house set in south/east seaford, close to the head and golf course. Approximately 1 mile from town centre. Modernised to a high standard. Entrance hall, re-fitted kitchen, living room and family bathroom. Off road parking and garage.

TOWN CENTRE APARTMENT £160,000 A superbly presented town centre ground floor flat with triple aspect living room, kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom and loft. Generous storage, gas fired central heating system and uPVC double glazing. Viewing highly recommended.

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Seaford Scene June 2017  

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