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What’s INSIDE this month Hello and welcome to the November edition of The Inside Shoreham and Southwick magazine. We have some new local businesses to mention in this month’s issue. A big welcome to the following new local businesses for November. La Galleria Italian Restaurant. The Royal Sovereign Pub. First Foot on the High Street is back in the magazine. We also have Complete Guttering and Electric Test South East Electricians. Bella’s beauty bar can help create gorgeous lashes and eyebrows for the upcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations. For decorating issues, Creative Works can help you out with that. We have reprinted the ‘Autumn Adur Health Partnership Newsletter’, Dream Doors also help you smarten up your kitchen for Christmas. We hope that you will also continue to support the local businesses. Plus, we have lots of Theatre and Choir events for the upcoming Christmas period. Pantomime at Ropetackle; and the Shoreham Centre Buddy Holly “Winter Dance Party” and the Christmas Makers Fair on the 2nd of December. Lots to read this month. Until December, have a great month. Copy date from 15th of Nov for December issue and 5th December for January 2024 Angela x

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6 Curl up & Die – Steyning Drama Club How to make Happiness part of your financial 7 plan 8 Adur Concert Band 10 Judy Upton – Ron Johnson 12 A great dish service 14 John Smith – Local Author 16 Bare Necessities 18 A return to rustic 20 Buddy Holly “ Winter Dance party” 22 What’s on 23 Inheritance Tax and Gifting 25 Kevin McCloud Column 26 NHS Newsletter – Autumn 28 The Smart Era St Mary D’Haura’s Christmas Tree Festival 30 32 Hearing Aids to prevent dementia East Lions Come and Meet Father Christmas 36 38 Steve Boyle – Focal Point 40 Jack & The Beanstalk Pantomine 42 Scooby Snacks 44 Christmas Makers Fair 46 Ropetackle Cinema 48 “Gloria” Christmas Concert 50 Index 51 Puzzle Page & Answers




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Our menu has something for everyone, with many vegetarian dishes, some vegan options and gluten free pasta. Freshly baked pizza, pasta, meat, chicken and fish dishes are freshly prepared by our chefs, who also offer weekly chef specials to complement our main menu. Our homemade desserts and freshly ground coffee are also firm favourites. We have an extensive wine and drinks menu.

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Local Theatre

Steyning Drama Company Production Set in an antiquated hair salon, this fast-moving action-packed farce features an assortment of amusing characters. A complete makeover is the salon’s only chance of survival. Owner Ruth enters a top hairdressing competition, desperate to win the cash prize to pay for the upgrade, but all does not go according to plan. Ruth and her trainee race around to cover up the archaic quirks of the salon as twists, turns, hilarity and calamity unfold! Will Ruth achieve her dream to turn her beloved salon into one fit for her high-end clients, or will the blue rinse brigade and a fleet of unexpected visitors get in the way? This hilarious play is written by the highly acclaimed playwright Anna Longaretti. An actor, she has also written several feature films, but drew on her own experience of working as a hair stylist to write Curl Up and Die. It was originally performed at the Questors Theatre, Ealing, London. When asked in an interview, ‘What are the unique challenges of writing farce?’ Anna replied: ‘Writing farce is like trying to unravel spaghetti and then put it back exactly how it was – just don’t forget the sauce!’

Director Glenn Chubb and Steyning Drama Company promise an entertaining evening - so roll up your curlers, book your tickets and make your appointment at Ruth’s salon! Doors open at 6.45 for a 7.30 start

16th, 17th & 18th November at the Barn Theatre, Southwick 7.30pm 24 Southwick Street, BN42 4TE Ticket are £12

Southwick Players presents the Charles Dickens’ play, A Tale of Two Cities

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HOW TO MAKE HAPPINESS PART OF YOUR FINANCIAL PLAN People often think of their financial plan as a way to grow their wealth and provide financial security. Yet, while that’s important, your happiness is essential too.

It’s also worth thinking about the one-off experiences you’ve had that brought you joy. Which memories do you look back on fondly with a smile? 2. Create clear objectives: Often, your happiness goals will be linked to finances in some way. So, Financial planning is about helping you reach your setting out financial objectives with your wellbeing financial goals, but it goes further than that. at the centre is useful. It’s about making your money work in a way These could be both short- and long-term that aligns with your lifestyle aspirations and objectives. Perhaps you have a hobby that understanding how it could improve your wellbeing. brightens up your day, so you want to make the After all, you might want the money in your pension associated costs part of your regular budget. Or to grow, but your money will often be linked to other maybe you’re really looking forward to the freedom aspirations you may have. For example, you might that retirement will bring, so you have a pension want investments to perform well so you can travel goal you want to achieve that would allow you to more in retirement, or to allow you to retire early so give up work sooner. you can spend more time with grandchildren while 3. Form a financial plan around your objectives: By they’re young. starting with what makes you happy you can make As a result, recognising what makes you happy now conscious financial decisions that support your or could improve your life in the future should be at wellbeing now and over the long term. the centre of your financial plan. A financial planner can help identify how to use Here are three steps you can take to make your your money to reach the goals you’ve set out. happiness the focus of your financial plan. Having a plan that’s tailored to you may also 1. Set out what makes you happy: Think about your improve how confident you feel about your day-to-day life. What gives you purpose and makes finances, so you may focus on enjoying other parts you happy? Setting out what is important to you of your life. can help you make conscious money decisions that Please contact us on 01273 774855 or email reflect your wellbeing. if you would like Without a clear focus, it can be easy to make more information and quote reference PFSIS decisions that aren’t necessarily right for you. Marlborough House, 102-110 High St, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5DB T. 01273 774855 E. W.

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Adur Concert Band

What better way to kick off your Christmas celebrations than to enjoy an evening of festive music in the company of Adur Concert Band? We are immensely proud to be a locally based wind (and percussion) band.

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The wind band repertoire is rich, varied and rewarding and we play music from the classical, jazz and pop traditions. We have over 50 enthusiastic players of brass, wind and percussion instruments, who convene in Southwick every Saturday morning to make music together. Members come from all around Sussex (and a little bit beyond!) and vary in experience from keen amateurs to semi-professional players. During the year, we perform regularly at various venues around Sussex (Brighton, Horsham, Eastbourne) – and also further afield, including regular UK and European tours. In recent years, the band has taken to the seas, combining cruising with music-making. We play indoors or out (weather permitting for the latter). Our conductor and Musical Director, Andrew Burchfield, will celebrate his 30th year at the band’s helm in 2024, which will provide us with another reason (if any is needed) to celebrate! (Please visit www. for more information about us.)

us right back to our local community and we look forward to offering you a very warm welcome and an inspiring and entertaining start to your run-up to Christmas. On offer will be various seasonal favourites, with an opportunity to join in with carol singing. We also hope you will hear something new and leave feeling invigorated! Bar facilities will be available through Shoreham Centre. Tickets £10 (under 16, £5) available on the door, or by ringing 07711 422433 / 01444 400618 for collection at the door – cash only, please – or from Shoreham Art Gallery, 27 Brunswick Road, Shoreham-by-Sea (01243 272063)

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Local Historian

Ron Johnson was born Ronald Johnston in Duntocher, Scotland on the 24th of February 1907. As a child he emigrated with his family to Australia and grew up in Dwellingup, Perth. He was a good equestrian and dreamed of becoming a jockey but after finishing school he took a job as a mechanic. In May 1927 Ron Johnson attended as a spectator the opening meeting of Claremont Speedway. In 1928, he debuted there himself as a dirt track motorcycle racer and at the second meeting won his heat, semi-final and the final. He moved back to the UK with promoter Johnnie Hoskins backing him, took part in races at Bolton, Halifax, Leeds Manchester White City, Middlesborough, Preston and Salford.

In 1929 he raced his motorcycle at Crystal Palace London but star riders were banned from joining any teams and racing in team events until 1930. Ron Johnson then joined the Crystal Palace Glaziers team in 1930 and they won the London Cup in 1931. He also won the British Match Race Championship of that year. In 1933, he was runner up in the Star Riders Championship and in the same year was one of the riders in the movie ‘Britannia of Billingsgate’ which had a Speedway track scene shot at Hackney Wick Stadium. In 1934, Ron Johnson joined the New Cross Rangers, known for having the smallest track in Britain and the team won the London Cup that year. He lived in Old Fort Road, Shoreham-BySea and was known for his Savile Row suits and was a sports celebrity and man about town in London society of the time.

Rangers won the London cup in 1947 and were national league champions in 1948.

Speedway was a very dangerous sport with a high rate of fatalities. Ron Johnson was badly injured in crashes throughout his career, but the accident that occurred on the 1st of August 1949 was his most serious. He came off his bike during the race and was then hit by another rider. He was left with a fractured skull. Ron Johnson returned to Speedway in 1950, but he wasn’t the rider he had been before the crash and dropped down the rankings, joining second division Glasgow’s Ashfield Giants in 1951. He retired to Australia and spent months in hospital undergoing lumbar-puncture treatment to cure his blackouts. Ron Johnson returned to Britain in 1955 to find the New Cross track had closed. He joined the West Ham Hammers but couldn’t replicate his 1930s and 40s successes and went back to Australia. There he won the Western Australia Championship in 1956 at the Claremont Speedway. He travelled to Italy and motorcycled across Europe. When racing resumed at New Cross in 1959, he joined the junior team but at the age of 52 couldn’t keep up with the younger riders. Instead he became a coach for a time. In 1963 he retired to Perth, Australia and lived in the house he had inherited from his parents in Thornlie, where he still indulged in his passion for motorcycles. He died on the 4th of February 1983 aged 75.

In 1939, Ron Johnson qualified for the 1939 Speedway World Championship final but this was cancelled due to the start of the Second World War. His knowledge of motorbikes led to him becoming an aviation engineer, servicing Lancaster bombers during the war and he also worked in a Vickers Armstrong factory. At the end of the war, he joined the Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA) entertaining the Judy Upton British Armed Forces. Back on the Speedway circuit, he won the Germany Championship Source: and also the London Rider’s Championship in Past Australia both 1945 and 1946 and the Czechoslovakian Hoktika Guardian 24th April 1936 championship in 1946. The New Cross Lambs/ To advertise call 01273 452065 or email:

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Local Author

Shoreham weatherman John Smith turned his hand to writing during the Covid pandemic lockdown and produced a political thriller.

Although Sean once worked for the United Kingdom's secret intelligence service, Ml6, he now finds himself on death row, sentenced for what the judge at his trial described as 'the most heinous of crimes.' Abandoned by his colleagues, friends, and even his family, he reflects on the events of his life which took him from humble beginnings to a career that brought him into conflict with powerful people at the heart of government. Unexplained happenings, mysterious deaths, and individuals hellbent on thwarting at every turn his aim of keeping the democratic process alive made it difficult for him to trust anyone, even the girl he loved. His mission to rid the world of a new and dangerous drug takes him to distant lands where he encounters the better sides of human nature, kindness and generosity. AUSTIN MACAULEY PUBLISHERS 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E 14 SAA Email: Web: +44 (0)20 7038 8212, +44 (0)20 3515 0352 To advertise call 01273 452065 or email:


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Bare Necessities Necessities Remix your beauty routine for the warmer months to create a fuss-free, gorgeous summer glow. First base Be sure to cleanse skin thoroughly before applying a light, gel-based moisturiser. This will lock in hydration and prepare your skin for the next layer. A separate SPF (of at least 30) and foundation is more effective. Keep it light Opt for a tinted moisturiser or BB cream, preferably applied using your fingertips or a makeup sponge for a natural finish. If you have any blemishes or dark circles, use a concealer to spot-treat those areas. Beautify your brows Things that look effortless often require more prep-work than one might expect. With eyebrows this means ensuring that the

outer lines are clean and that their shape complements your face. Paradoxically, shaping brows can actually make them appear fuller. Don’t miss out mascara A coat of mascara can instantly make your eyes look brighter and more awake. Opt for a waterproof formula, while a lash curler beforehand will give your lashes extra boost. Dewy does it When it comes to blushers and highlighters, look for a gel or cream-based formula. This will enhance your natural glow and stop your skin from looking cakey or dry. A little bronzer will also add to your summer glow.

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A Return To Rustic

Rustic – an interior design trend that, not so long ago, impacted everything from shelves to shoe racks, is set to make a comeback in 2024. Here’s how to pull off the look successfully. One of the key elements in rustic design is in using distressed or rough wood, often coupled with leather and raw edges. These textures not only give a genuine and organic feel but also allude to history and storytelling. Vintage armchairs and reclaimed wooden tables become more than pieces of furniture; they narrate tales of yesteryears, and this provenance means they can even be handmade should you wish. Materials Along with the predominant use of wood, stone and organic textures provide a tactile experience. Exposed wooden beams, stone fireplaces and natural finishes form the heart of the rustic home, creating an ambiance that is both nostalgic and grounded.

Colours The colour palette focuses on earthy tones, such as brown, green, gold, grey and beige, evoking an environment of calming ambiance. You might want to add a splash of vibrant orange or sunflower yellow in a way that complements but doesn’t distract. Sustainable accessories Include items found in nature, such as branches, logs and reclaimed wood; consider antique or weathered decor pieces and embrace wrought iron and pottery. Existing interiors Learning to balance ruggedness with fine-tuning isn’t difficult. Simply blend modern amenities with rustic furnishings, such as wooden counters with worn finishes, or wooden tables with chipped paint.


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Buddy Holly’s ‘WINTER DANCE PARTY’ TOUR 2023: Special Christmas Attraction In January 1959 Buddy Holly began a string of dates across the American mid-west. ‘The Winter Dance Party Tour’ included Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Dion and the Belmonts and of course Buddy himself. 64 years on from what was to prove to be Buddys, Ritchies and the Boppers final concerts we present a celebration of their music, together with that of Dion and the Belmonts. From the early songs such as Buddy's 'Blue Days Black Nights' and 'Rock Around with Ollie Vee' to 'True Love Ways' and 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore'. The Big Boppers 'Chantilly Lace', 'Running Bear' and 'White Lightning'. Ritchie's 'La Bamba', 'Come On Lets Go' 'Donna' and Dions 'The Wanderer', 'Runaround Sue', 'I Wonder Why' and 'Teenager In Love' All the music is performed by real musicians in authentic 50's attire on real instruments. No backing tracks here! The attention to detail will have you believeing that you are back in 1959. You will actually see how Buddy recorded songs such as 'Everyday' where the drums were replaced by the drummer slapping his knees and 'Not Fade Away' (No the 'Stones' didn't write it!) being performed again not on the drums but this time on a cardboard box! An Acknowledgement is made to the influence of Elvis himself had on Buddy when we are treated to a short melody of Elvis songs that Buddy himself recorded. The expertise of the 'Counterfeit Crickets' double bass player at this point never fails to gain a standing ovation from the awe struck audience As well as Buddy we also have Ritchie Valens. Radiating his Latino sex appeal he will have the female section of the crowded auditorium crying out for more as he alternates between the raw and vibrant 'La Bamba' and the sensuous and seductive 'Donna'. When that larger than life character J.P Richardson( more commonly known as 'The Big Bopper'), takes to the stage with his renditions of 'Chantilly Lace' and the humorous 'Big Boppers Wedding' he will warm

the audience with his sense of fun and cheekiness. Dion reignites and captures those memories of what it was really like to be young with one of his most famous songs 'Teenager In Love'. The rebelliousness of 'The Wanderer' makes it plain to the enthralled audience why Dion is regarded as one of the best performers and vocalists of the Rock 'N; Roll era. Tonight we prove that the music did not indeed die but lives on and is as vibrant and relevant as ever. Ladies and Gentlemen 'BUDDY HOLLYS WINTER DANCE PARTY'. To advertise call 01273 452065 or email:


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Love to Move and time to chat Love to Move is a fun, age and dementia friendly seated movement programme to music. It is suited to older adults, those living with dementia, MS and Parkinson’s and their carers. Delivered by British Gymnastics’ Love to Move coaches. There will be a nominal charge. After the class, there will be refreshments and time to chat. Wed's 2.30-3.30pm Shoreham Baptist Church Western Road, Shoreham BN43 5WD 1st Monday every month 2-3pm Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham BN43 5EG

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Table Tennis for the Over 50s

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BOOK through:Pat on 07856 285078. Southwick Bowls Club

Southwick Recreation Ground. We welcome new and experienced bowlers to come along and take a look at our bowls club. Every Monday and Friday at 1.30pm we invite new bowlers to try out and will provide bowls, tuition, help and encouragement to get you started.For more information:-

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Dancercise for the Over 50’s at The Shoreham Centre - Fridays 10.30 and 1.30 and Mondays 12.00 Come and have fun learning 6 different dances every week from salsa to line dance and 80’s to Broadway. No partners needed, all abilities welcome to come and keep fit and make new friends.

Church Thursday 9.30-10.30am Lovely, friendly class. Beginners welcome. Also in Shoreham, Lancing & on zoom Contact Sharon 07969 610030 for more info & to book your place Retirees Golf Society Why not join my local retirees golf society?

My name is Rob, I enjoy golf and live in Shoreham. We play every Monday morning, All venues well an hours drive from Shoreham, currently we have in excess of sixty members including 10 ladies. Ladies are welcome.Should you be interested you can contact me at: Exercise to Music for the Over 60’s at The Shoreham Centre Fridays at 12.15

Come and stretch, strengthen your joints, improve your balance, feel more relaxed all to music you know. The exercises are based around a chair so can be done standing or seated. Have fun and make new friends.For more information contact Jane Busby

(ex professional dancer) on 07860136455 or email jane@ Sequence Dancing Sequence dancing Wednesday afternoons 1.45 - 4.15 pm at Quayside, Upper Kingston Lane, Southwick, BN42 4RE. For more info ring Clive on 01273 410438

Everyone can join today. We’re looking forward to welcoming you & sharing the fun that is Trefoil. For further information

please contact Margaret 01273 966534 or Mary 01273 594753 Southwick Trefoil:Girl Guiding for Adults Girl Guiding for adults. New members always welcome & open to anyone over 18 years. No previous membership of Girl Guiding necessary. Meetings held on 2nd Monday of the month 19.15 - 21.15, usually at Southwick Community Centre. For further details please contact: Margaret 01273 966534 or Mary 01273 594753 The Fleet Air Arm Association South Downs Branch. Comradeship, Meet Old Friends, Social and Formal Events. 1130 to 1300, 4th Wednesday of each month Contact 07792609685. Southwick Camera Club

Meets at the Southwick Community Centre, Southwick Street BN42 4TE at 7.30pm on Thursdays from September to May Membership is open to anyone interested in photography at all levels from beginner to experienced. For more details go to

For more information contact Jane Busby (ex professional dancer) on 07860136455 or or you can email us at southemail Mindfulness Meditation Sussex Quilters Shoreham Mindfulness Group A friendly group with a wide range of sewing skills and interests. We Local Clubs Meets every Monday at 12 noon meet on 1st Wednesday of the Shoreham Book Club in the Shoreham Yoga and month from 10 - 12pm at Southwick We meet once a month. The Wellness Rooms: https://www. Community Centre in the Deall last Tuesday of each Month at room. New members welcome. the Crabtree Pub at 7.30 in the Annual subscription £15 and £2 per Guided session are free (with snug Please email for more meeting. Contact donations). For further details, information Angela Avis, Secretary please email Paul: pscowper@ ShorehamBySeaBookClub@ 01273595369 - leave a message. Nicola Harman Southwick Trefoil Aerobics class Wednesday yoga online zoom Welcomes new members. We Southwick Christian Community 7:15am. Tuesday Yoga 6pm meet on the second Monday Church Mondays 6.45-7.45pm Shoreham CentreAll classes are 1 of the month 19.15 - 21.15 at High or Low impact class working hour https://www.nicolaharmanSouthwick Community Centre. the whole body.Please bring a mat. 07844070448 Have you ever noticed how much Contact Susan for details on fun youth groups like RainPilates at Southwick Christian 01273-249600 bows, Brownies & Guides have. Community To advertise call 01273 452065 or email:

Inheritance Tax and gifting

Making lifetime gifts can be a good way to reduce your estate for Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes but estate and tax planning is a complex area and so getting professional advice can help you avoid common mistakes. Gifts given less than 7 years before you die may be taxed depending on who the gift is to, their relationship to you, the value and type of gift and when it was given. Lifetime gifts use up your IHT threshold, currently £325,000 and once you’ve given away more than this, anyone who gets a gift from you in those 7 years will usually have to pay IHT on their gift or part of it. IHT may still have to be paid on some gifts that were given more than seven years before your death if for example, you retained a benefit. Taper relief may be available but only applies if the total value of gifts made in the 7 years before your death is over £325,000.

Gifts for weddings or civil partnerships - You can give a tax free gift to someone who is getting married or starting a civil partnership. You can give up to £5,000 to a child, £2,500 to a grandchild or great-grandchild, £1,000 to any other person. Normal expenditure out of income - You can make regular payments to another person out of surplus income, there is no limit to how much you can give tax free, so long as you meet the strict requirements. You should keep records and take advice before using this exemption, to make sure you are complying with the rules.

Annual tax free allowances include:

If you give something away but still benefit from it, it is known as a ‘gift with reservation of benefit’ and will still be included in your estate for IHT purposes regardless of when it was given. A common example is giving away your home to a relative but still living there, which can actually result in more tax being paid overall. Giving away your home comes with risks and you should always take legal advice.

Annual exemption - Up to £3,000 a year to one person or split between several people. You can carry any unused annual exemption forward to the next tax year, but only for one tax year.

The above is intended to give basic information and you should take professional advice from someone who is qualified and able to advise on your particular situation.

Small gift allowance - as many gifts of up to £250 per person per year as you want. Birthday or Christmas gifts you give from your regular income are exempt from IHT.

Benfield Legal is a local company who specialise in Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate and Estate Planning and would be happy to help with your legal needs.

Some gifts are exempt from IHT, such as gifts between spouses or civil partners, so long as they live permanently in the UK and you are legally married or in a civil partnership with them. There is also no IHT to pay on gifts you give to charities or political parties.


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Southern Electric Railway Group

Next meetings…. 111th September. A nostalgic evening of Southern EMUs. Allan Harvey. 9th October. Brian Jackson presents a further selection of his father’s pictures. 13th. November. Railways of the 1980s part 3. With Andrew Marshall.. 11th December. Members meeting. Meetings are held in the Deall room At Southwick Community Centre between 7.15 &

Southwick Lace Club Southwick Lace Class meets at the Southwick Community Centre

on Tuesdays from 09.45 to 11.45 in term time. We welcome beginners to lacemaking as well as those with experience. For more information

please contact the Tutor, Rosemary Brown, on 07900 191443 or rjbrownsw@virginmedia. The Southwick Art Club

We are a friendly club, mainly working on painting and drawing, of mixed abilities with the only qualification being a love of art We meet at Southwick Community Centre on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 in the Glebe Room apart from August and late days in December. We welcome new members and you are welcome to look in on one of our sessions without obligation. We follow a structured programme with an annual subscription of £75 which includes entry to all our sessions.

Annual membership is £5 single or £8 per couple.Afternoon meeting entry is £5. New members & visitors always welcome. Please contact

Julie 01273 596707 The Shoreham Chess Club

The Club has recently moved to Address: Sussex Yacht Club; 85/89 Brighton Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6RF Hours: Wednesday: 7:30PM–10:00PM. So- every Wednesday we play friendly games and try to get a little better. We are looking for more members so please visit our website to findout how to contact us and learn more. Subscriptions will apply from February 1st. £5.00 per month or £50.00 for the year. Under 18: free https:// Free to members, £10 donation for visitors. Girls Brigade in Southwick

Want something to do for your daughter outside of school?Our girls love meeting up together. The Girls’ Brigade is an International Christian Organisation for Girls from 4 to 18 years . TUESDAY: Explorers and Juniors and Seniors and up start at 6.00pm to 7.30pm Email Yvonne for

more information:yvonne4cakes@gmail.comOr text or phone her: 07758325556 Local Churches St Nicolas Church

Contact Secretary John Young 01273 885302 email or from the Community Centre notice board. Art History Discussion Group Starts September 2022. Monthly meetings in Shoreham.Mondays 2.30 - 4.00. For further information contact Tim. tim.gwyther@ Southwick and Fishersgate Horticultural Society

St Nicolas Church, Old Shoreham. A warm welcome to anyone who would like to join us for Holy Communion on Sundays at 8:30am or 10:00am, Wednesday at 7.00pm or Sung Evensong at 6:00pm on the 1st Sunday of every month. Why not come and try our popular monthly Coffee and Cakes on a Saturday morning, from 10:00am to 12:30pm.Normally 3rd Saturday of the month but for full details of dates

wick Community Centre from 2-4pm. No meetings in January and August.

11th Century St Julian’s Church in St Julians Lane in Shoreham is one of the oldest in Sussex. The Friends of

Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month at South


events or St Nicolas Church facebook page St Julian’s Church

St Julian’s is a group of people from all walks of life who are dedicated to preserving this unique building for future generations as a legacy of our local history. Membership is just £6 a year and all funds are dedicated to keeping this ancient building in good repair. The church is open daily and welcomes visitors. Contact office@ 01273 593167 or find us on Facebook. UKULELE and Percussion workshop for Adult Beginners!

Starting Saturday January 2024 Downstairs at The Ferry Inn Public House, 1-3 East Street, Shoreham by Sea. 2.30pm until 3.30pm. No previous experience required. Spaces are limited. Please call:

07931 372694 to book your place. Hall for hire

St Giles Church,Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham by sea BN43 6BT We currently have space for new groups/individuals to hire our Hall at reasonable prices: Mondays 1 - 6; Tuesdays 12 - 4; Wednesdays 11 - 6

Friday evenings Also available for party bookings on Saturday afternoons For information please email:stgileshall@ Shoreham Karate Dojo Traditional Goju Ryu Karate Adults only: Wed 7-8:30pm Sunday 8:30-10am; Affiliated with IOGKF and EGKA http://www. Find us on Facebook!

Play croquet in Southwick. Come and try croquet at our friendly club in Kingston Lane for gentle exercise and great fun. Initial free lessons available. See for details CoDA CoDA meeting (Co-dependents Anonymous) Tuesdays 6.15715pm at Co-op Community Space, Ham Road, Shoreham BN43 6PA (opposite Co-op store). Contact 07801 471533.

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A Design for Life… The Kevin McCloud Column Designer, writer and television presenter, Kevin McCloud leapt into our consciousness with his vastly successful Grand Designs show on Channel 4. This month, the affable architectural business owner talks about why space is so good for the soul. The process of creating a home, whether from the skeletal remains of a renovation or the soil of a virgin plot, can often resemble a Shakespearean play: dramatic, filled with highs and lows and occasionally, a touch tragicomic. Many a romantic soul has been lured by the poetic narrative of designing and constructing their dream home and while the end can indeed be a magnum opus of personal expression, the journey is often punctuated by events that challenge, if not our sanity, then at

least our patience and pocketbooks – not to mention the bank balance. It’s important – if not essential – to remember that architectural pursuits, like any creative endeavour, are vulnerable to the vagaries of fate. Acknowledging the possibility of such setbacks isn’t pessimistic; it’s pragmatic. Because more often than not it’s not the setbacks themselves, but our reaction to them, that truly defines our architectural experience. Recall the couple who unearthed a medieval well in what was to

be their contemporary kitchen extension. A disastrous discovery? To some, perhaps. Yet, they chose to embrace this artefact of history, turning it into a feature underlit glass floor, harmoniously marrying ancient history with modern design. So, when you find yourself in an architectural pickle, take a breath, perhaps pour a glass of wine, and remember: the most compelling stories often come from the most unexpected detours.

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Produced in co-operation with Patient Engagement Group A warm welcome to the fifth issue of your Newsletter, which is produced in co-operation with the Adur Health Partnership’s Patients Engagement Group. For more information on this group, please see the article below. July 2023 marked a year since the Friends and Family Test (FFT) was relaunched following the Covid-19 pandemic. FFT is an important tool that enables everyone who uses NHS services to give their feedback. Adur Health Partnership usually asks for this feedback by sending our patients a text message 24 hours after their appointment. However, patients can also fill in a FFT feedback form available from our waiting rooms or by speaking to a member of the AHP team. The feedback that patients give us via FFT is anonymous. Analysing the feedback helps us recognise what is working well and what can be improved. Adur Health Partnership received 2,967 FFT responses between July 2022 and June 2023, where our patients said that our services were: Very good 2,310 responses 77.9% Good 416 responses 14.0% Neither good nor poor 102 responses 3.4% Poor 66 responses 2.2% Very poor 49 responses 1.7% Did not know 24 responses 0.8% These results mean that between July 2022 and June 2023 over 91% of patients were happy with the service we provided. Thank you very much for your feedback. It really means a lot to us. Did you know that you can also leave a comment, raise a complaint or give us a compliment in person at our surgeries, over the phone, in writing to us (letter or email) or via our new website? UPDATES FROM FURTHER AFIELD


The Louisa Martindale Building at Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton has now fully opened. All patients are now in the new building. 65% of patients are now in single rooms and the remainder in 4 bed bays. All beds have views out to the sea.

The Patient Engagement Group (PEG) is an informal group of patients across the four Adur Health Partnership surgeries. We meet, together with health colleagues, every month at the Shoreham Centre in Pond Road. We celebrate things that go well and we work together to make your views count in the running of the surgeries. We make sure that you are informed, consulted and listened to. Everyone is welcome at our meetings. For further details please email us at or visit the AHP website for more information and the dates of our meetings.

Southlands Community Diagnostics Centre is on track to be open from October 2023 onwards. Patients with appointments for MRI, CT or X-Rays will no longer be affected by emergency requirements within the hospitals. During the year 2022/23 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust saw 670,000 referrals for care, 1,200,000 outpatient appointments, undertook 134,000 operations and procedures, gave birth to 8300 babies, saw 347,000 patients in A&E, transferred 107,000 patients to wards and cared for 1,300 patients with Covid. Referrals for cancer for 74.3% of patients were diagnosed or ruled out within 28 days. Over 5,000 patients started a cancer pathway. 63% of attendances at A&E were seen and discharged within 4 hours.


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Adur Health Partnership’s appointment audit carried out in spring 2023 showed that about 40% of our patients that book an appointment with our clinicians suffer from loneliness, isolation, anxiety, long term conditions and aging. Sadly, none of these conditions can be solved in our 10 minute appointment slots, or by medication alone. Sometimes there is no need for a medical intervention at all. On the contrary, one of the best cures for these conditions is social contact and the ability to speak to someone who is tackling the same or similar issues. This is where Collaborative Practice comes in to its own. Collaborative Practice is a new social model of health care. One that is better designed to support people to adapt and cope with the conditions mentioned above in this often lonely world. It is actually nothing too new. In the past, it would have been more common for people to have wider family support, and more time would have been spent together. Adur Health Partnership is offering you the opportunity to meet and connect with other people while enjoying healthy, fun and free activities held in safe environments. At present, these activities include those listed below. You will have the chance to meet new friends and make new connections, to get out and about, and be more active. You will be able to speak to people who might be feeling the same as you and thus offer support to each other. This will lead to positive outcomes for both you and the practice. Collaborative Practice offers new services, activities and support which opens up new possibilities. These are based on what matters to you and the practice - making life better for everyone. Our services and activities will grow with time. We are hoping to start offering clinical condition based activities and services as well as more generic ones. Adur Health Partnership’s Collaborative Practice is made up of AHP staff and Practice Champions. Practice Champions are patients from our practice and members of our community who gift their time to organise and run the activities in order to benefit all. Anxious of coming to one of the groups on your own? The Champions can meet you 10 minutes prior the activity. AHP COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE ACTIVITIES ON OFFER: Walk and Talk - meet us by Shoreham Health Centre every Wednesday at 10.30 am for an hour’s gentle walk along the seafront and other beautiful routes around Shoreham. No need to book, just come along. Crafty Cuppa – bring along your knitting, crocheting, embroidery or hand sewing for a ‘knit and natter’ session. We meet at Northbourne Medical Centre every 1st Thursday of the month and at Manor Practice every 3rd Thursday of the month. The sessions are held between 12.00 pm and 2 pm. No need to book, just come along. Coffee Mornings – these mornings are held every second Monday of the month at each main surgery site on a rotating basis. During these coffee mornings our Practice Champions will be there to offer you a cup of tea or coffee and a friendly chat. Manor Practice (13/11/2023), Shoreham Health Centre (11/12/2023) and Northbourne Medical Centre (08/01/2024). For more dates, please visit our website or check our social media. No need to book, just come along. Book Club – this activity is held every second Tuesday of the month between 3 pm and 4 pm at Shoreham Health Centre. Due to the nature of this activity, please register your interest by contacting your surgery reception. COPD Choir – this is something we are planning for 2024. If you suffer from COPD and would like to join the choir, please contact your surgery reception to register your interest. More activities will be added once they are planned. As this is a collaborative venture, please let us know if you have an idea or would like to suggest an activity that can be offered to our community in the future. You can do this by writing to us or sending us an email to or by speaking to our Reception team. Thank you very much.


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Th e Smart Era?Era? The Smart

Are we smarter than we were a few decades ago? Has the internet created an intellectual evolution in its assisting of our everyday lives, or has our tendency to find quickfire solutions – usually via Google! – actually made us cerebrally weaker? In the ever-evolving landscape of knowledge and technology, one cannot help but ponder whether the world has become more, or less, intelligent over the past few decades. Yet, measuring intelligence on a national scale is a complex task. Scientists certainly agree on a huge rise in global intelligence between 1950 and the end of the 20th Century, and this had much to do with improvements in the way we lived. More recently, Mensa has released figures that shows that in young people, IQs have been falling since the 1990s. Robin Morris, professor of neuropsychology at King’s College London, recently told The

Times that there was not yet any reason to be unduly concerned. In adults, IQ levels have also been dropping since the Millennium. Rather than pointing this to technology, a lead theory is that our cognitive skills may have plateaued, teetering into an era of intellectual lethargy. So as we contemplate the question of whether our intelligence has increased or decreased, it becomes evident that there is no clear-cut answer. While some may decry a perceived decline in traditional measures of intelligence, we must acknowledge that intelligence manifests in diverse forms.

Shayer concludes, “For many people, to be intelligent is to feel informed, valued and successful; and for the vast majority of individuals, that is probably enough.”

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Action Tutoring is looking for volunteers to support disadvantaged pupils with their maths and English, either in a local school or online. By volunteering as a tutor, you'll be supporting them to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future. All training and resources are provided.

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29 If you require general chiropody or need rehabilitation for a specific low limb, foot and ankle injuries, Ian Linane BSc, our experienced and HCPC registered podiatrist, will be able to assess this and provide help for you. Ian’s reputation for successful treatment of general chiropody concerns, as well as various injuries to the low limb, foot and ankle draws clients of all ages and activities from around Sussex as well as other parts of the UK.

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Local Church News

Christmas Tree Festival 1st – 3rd December 2023

Every December, St Mary’s has a Christmas Tree Festival. This year, it’s the first weekend in December, so a splendid way to welcome the Christmas season. Every December, St Mary’s has a Christmas Tree Festival. This year, it’s the first weekend in December, so a splendid way to welcome the Christmas season. The church is delighted to host this wonderful community event and loves seeing the church bursting with the elegant, entertaining or sometimes quirky trees that transform St Mary’s into a veritable Christmas grotto. For the first time, the festival will be open on Friday evening. Our beautiful 900 year old church will be candlelit with music, carols and mulled wine. We will share more details on the St Mary’s website in November as details get confirmed. Children can have fun making a Christmas decoration in a Circular Space craft session and there will be a children’s story corner. There will be plenty for all ages with a ukulele band and the Welly Wailers making an appearance over the weekend. And, what is a festival without something delicious to eat?! This year, we’re inviting local cafes to supply something for the tea table – maybe far easier than decorating a tree! Then, we can be sure to have enough cakes and pastries for the lovely people of Shoreham. The Christmas Tree Festival has a wonder-

ful community feel. Last year’s festival was attended by hundreds of people over the 3 days. What a wonderful way to promote your business! Would you like to sponsor a tree at this year’s festival? Local businesses, schools, groups and charities are invited to decorate a tree for a small charge. We only have about 40 trees so please don’t delay if you’d like to participate. Please email Louise, the church secretary for more details:


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Hearing aids to prevent dementia As more of us live longer there has been greater research on what helps us feel better and stay independent. We all know that eating healthily and exercising help keep our hearts healthy, and more of us are becoming aware that ‘What’s good for your heart is good for your brain’. In fact one outcome of current generations having better heart health than previous generations is that a smaller proportion of people are developing dementia. Surprisingly, this trend has also been helped by the 1944 Education Act, which raised the school leaving age to 15 and helped more children attend secondary school. As more of us stayed longer in school we increased our brain’s ability to withstand decline as we aged. Exercising our minds benefits our brains in the same way that physical exercise benefits our bodies. But there is an even bigger factor that can help protect our brains as we age. Getting a hearing test and wearing hearing aids if

you need them is the single biggest thing you can do to reduce your risk of dementia. Fortunately its easy to test your hearing. The RNID have a free hearing online hearing check with results in 3 minutes. All you need is a laptop, tablet or phone and a quiet spot to sit. Go to SussexHearingCheck and the RNID’s website will do the rest. If you can’t go online, you can get your hearing tested in on the NHS through your GP or in Specsavers and some Boots stores.

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Care Month - Libraries Your local library really does have things for all age groups. Explore the activities, resources and much more on offer. Here are just some of the things going on at your local library: • Free, welcoming space - find a cosy corner and read a book. • Weekly free activities and events – how about making new friends at Knit and Natter or a Board Games session? • Digital volunteers – the digital volunteers can help people get online if you are nervous or new to the internet. • Home Library Direct – people who have difficulty getting to a library due to ill health, disability, mobility problems or caring responsibilities.

Home Library Direct If you are unable to visit your local library due to disability, mobility difficulties, caring responsibilities or other reasons, volunteers can bring books and other library resources to you If you cannot visit a library because of age, illness,

disability, mobility problems, caring responsibilities or other reasons, one of our DBS-checked volunteers can bring you books, audiobooks and other resources free of charge. You can also use our online services such as reserving books and accessing our eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines. Contact your local library for an application form or fill in our online form or call 01243 642111 If you would like to volunteer for this service and deliver to someone who loves reading but cannot visit their local library, please see our volunteering page for more details. Books and much more! – the library has lots of resources for people wanting to start new hobbies, learn a language and more. Free Wi-Fi and computers – Library computers are free of charge for all library card holders or bring your own device and log onto our free Wi-Fi. So what are you waiting for? Just pop into your local library or find out the details of your local library here: or telephone 01243 642111

Looking for extra support with your day to day living? The Connect to Support website is for anyone in West Sussex who is looking for additional help or support to maintain their independence.

Visit our website to: • discover tips on improving your health and wellbeing • view equipment to help you stay independent • find support for carers • learn about options for extra care and support. Do you need help to use the website? • Email: • Phone: 01243 642121

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01273 090848 Companionship • Light housekeeping • Meal preparation House maintenance • Transportation • Gardening Shopping • Overnight stays (24-hour) • Respite care All conditions including Dementia/Alzheimer's care* And much more!

For entry to Reception in September 2024, or Nursery throughout the year, we welcome prospective families to visit our School & Nursery. Set in extensive grounds, with its own Forest School, we are in the heart of our community. Our recently opened Nursery is led by qualified teachers and highly experienced practitioners. It has a nurturing, creative and inspiring curriculum, with provision for children aged between 2 & 4 years. Saturday 7th October Tuesday 17th October Thursday 2nd November Friday 17th November Monday 27th November Tuesday 9th January

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Focal Point

Most images have a focal point, an area which strongly attracts the eye of the viewer. This is very often a human face or figure as we are ‘wired’ to react to fellow humans.

I often include a single figure in my street photography, if there are no people in a street scene it is sometimes reminiscent of an empty stage awaiting an actor, a figure completes the scene.

The images on this page do not contain real people but the two mannequins and the portrait on the advertising serve the same purpose by drawing the viewer’s eye to these familiar shapes. These focal points are also strategically placed in the frame for maximum effect. It’s really a cliche but the placement of a focal point on the ‘thirds’ is a visual trick first used by artists. If you imagine drawing a noughts and crosses grid within the image frame you have four intersecting points. By placing the focal point

on or close to any one of these intersections it creates a balance and is aesthetically pleasing. Of course if every photograph contained this visual trick it would be very boring and repetitive. I sometimes enjoy tucking important elements into the extreme corner of some of my images as I feel this can make the image more challenging and can introduce drama.

In photography this trick is referred to as the ‘rule of thirds’ but it derives from the artists use of the ‘golden mean’ or the ‘golden ratio’ which is a mathematical ratio also known as the ‘golden number’. I humbly suggest that once learned, this can largely then be ignored as it can stifle your creativity. There should be no rules as photography is an art not a science !

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK! You can’t GROW wrong with this pantomime…

LP Creatives are back by popular demand for an eleventh pantomime run, this time with the timeless tale of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ in Shoreham this Christmas! The giant’s wife Gobblegore is

fed up with no one paying the rent and will stop at nothing to rule everything and everyone – but there is one man with his allies standing firmly in her way... We’re off on a truly giant and unforgettable journey this December – come and see where this story grows! Don’t miss this feast of fun, panto magic, and the usual mayhem and madness everybody expects at Ropetackle come Christmas! This is Shoreham’s funniest, biggest, and boldest pantomime ever – and it’s certainly our tallest tale yet - “Oh yes it is…!!” An amazing cast are raring to climb that huuuuge beanstalk and see the return of favourites James Austin-Harvey as Dame Flora Trott and Nick Beat as her idling son Jack!

“This hilarious duo loved every part of being in Sleeping Beauty last year and we are looking forward to Jack and the Beanstalk being even better, with comedy, romance, magic, catchy songs and dance numbers!” says LP Creatives’ producer and writer Tom Beard. “Ropetackle is a unique and lovely venue to perform in and we’re so excited to be able to light up another Christmas there again with a fabulous production team and cast.” As well as the professional cast and first-class production values, the company audition local children to take part in the dance numbers, which adds a special flavour to the show. Executive producer Lorna Price says: “They work really hard and become local stars in their own right. We have built up an excellent rapport with the good folk of Shoreham to reach cult status within the community.

The pantomime has become a real tradition - and we promise to keep giving the town a pantomime that it can be truly proud of! Approaching 10,000 people came last year and we hope to see them all again – with their friends and family and… well, why not, just pull random people in off the street?!” Jack and the Beanstalk’ has 43 performances running from Friday 15th to Sunday, December the 31st December 2023. Prices: Family of Four £74.00 (+ £4.00 fees) Two adults and two children, or one adult and three children. Adult £19.50 (+ £1.00 fees) child £18.50 (+ £1.00 fees) Box Office: 01273 464440 www. ropetacklecentre. ShorehamPanto

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The do’s and don’ts of in-between-meal treats for your pets. DO …reward good behaviour Treats are a great way of teaching your pet good habits. Whether that’s going to the toilet outside or resisting the urge to bark at the postman, a little treat goes a long way in affirming positive traits.

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The Kiss by Gustav Klimt is one of the most recognised and reproduced paintings in the world. Painted in Vienna around 1908, the evocative image of an unknown embracing couple has captivated viewers with its mystery, sensuality and dazzling materials ever since it was created. But just what lies behind the appeal of the painting – and just who was the artist that created it? A film by Exhibition on Screen. Duration 90 mins. Wednesday 8th November, 7.30 pm. Tickets available from Box Office or on-line. £12. A RELAXED VIEWING FILM open to all THE GRADUATE

Relaxed Viewing films are open to everyone, but the softer lighting and relaxed layout make them particularly suitable for people with memory loss or dementia. College graduate Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) is trapped into an affair with Mrs Robinson (Anne Bancroft), the wife of his father’s business partner, and then finds himself falling in love with her teenage daughter. Unforgettable music by Simon and Garfunkel. Cert 12A duration 106 mins. Includes subtitles. Monday 20th November, 2.00 pm. Tickets available from Box Office or on-line, £5. MY FIRST CINEMA SUPERWORM

Superworm is super-long and super-strong. With his amazing skills and his big heart, he is always helping all the other animals and insects - But who can save him when he gets too full of himself and is captured by the evil Wizard Lizard? Based on a story by Julia Donaldson. Cert U, duration 25 mins. Animation. Friday 24th November. 11.00 am. £4.00 child & adult pair, £3 per additional child or adult, under 18 months old free – tickets from Box Office or on-line. A MATINEE FILM WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

From the producers of Love Actually, this charming British romcom showcases the acting chemistry of Emma Thompson (Cath) and Lily James (Zoe) as her filmmaker daughter who is lost in the pursuit of love via dating apps. Documenting her friend’s arranged or “assisted” marriage, might Zoe have something to learn from a different

approach to finding love? Cert 12, duration 109 mins. Tuesday 28th November, 2.00 pm. Tickets available from Box Office or on-line. £5

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“Gloria” Christmas Concert

On Sunday 10th December 2023, Sussex Voiceworks choir launches its 50th Anniversary season with a festive afternoon of Christmas music at St Mary de Haura Church, Shoreham-by-Sea. Doors will open at 3.30pm, concert starts 4.00pm, duration one hour. Led by our Musical Director Sarah Forbes,

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