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With the days getting brighter and lighter and little lamb tails bouncing in the fields, it surely means that spring is on its way. And what a busy month March is, with Mother’s Day on the 11th and Easter just catching the tail end on the 30th, we have an issue packed full of ideas and things to do. Along with celebrating Mother’s Day, on March 8th International Women’s Day recognises the achievements of women in the current climate. On page 13 Heather Joy explains more about this day and why you should be wearing purple. Even with the sun (hopefully!) shining a bit more, a well-designed lighting plan can make all the difference to your home and garden. If you want to add an extra zing to your abode, turn to page 56 for our illuminating lighting feature. It’s also the perfect time of year to start sowing your vegetables, on page 52 Flo Whitaker details what to sow now and how to avoid the pitfalls of the still chilly weather. This issue also sees the return of our popular education feature. From page 22 we have three interesting articles delving into the world of apprenticeships and positive placements to the life of Grace Kimmins who led the way for specialist care for young people with disabilities. Have you ever considered what makes a tree a champion? Read on from page 42 for Peter Erridge’s fascinating article all about these magnificent arboreal wonders in Sussex, the different type of tree classifications and where you can find them. From us all at Sussex Living we hope you enjoy reading our March issue and wish you an eggcellent Easter and a Happy Mother’s Day!

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Stroke AWARENESS What is a stroke and could you spot the warning signs? Dr Rees explains the symptoms how quick action could save your life Strokes or ‘Brain Attacks’ as they are sometimes called are the most common cause of death and disability in adults after heart disease. These are emotive words, but they help to underline the serious nature of strokes, which mostly affect older people but increasingly in the middle aged. A stroke is characterised by sudden onset of weakness and, or sensation loss on one side of the body of varying degree and may include language impairment and visual loss. FAST is the acronym which stands for Face, Arm and Speech impairment, and Time to get help urgently. In nearly all major centres these days, a stroke patient is admitted to an acute stroke unit for immediate CT scanning, further investigation and treatment. If necessary, they will be transferred later to the rehabilitation unit where physio, occupational and speech and language therapists will aim to maximise recovery before

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discharge home. Patients with significant disability may well require outpatient therapy for some months and many patients will need personal physical aids arranging and occasionally reorganisation of their home including things such as stair lifts.

FAST is the acronym which stands for Face, Arm and Speech impairment, and Time – to get help urgently Return to previous activities after a stroke will be fine for some but many will find that difficult, some, impossible. DVLA will need to be informed after a significant stroke and driving will not be possible for everyone. However, many will return to driving some needing adaptation to their vehicle. For years we have been aware that the major risk factors

for stroke are raised blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol and obesity. It is only relatively recently that we have started to treat strokes aggressively as they develop by dissolving the arterial blockage or physically removing it. We know that providing patients can be hospitalised, investigated and treated within 3-4 hours or so, it is possible in some cases to prevent the stroke developing, often restoring the patient to full or nearly full function. This only relates to patients where a blockage of a brain artery has caused the stroke (70%) and not to the 20% who have had a haemorrhage into the brain. A small proportion of strokes (5%) will be due to the rupture of a weakness in an artery called an aneurysm. These are usually treated by surgery or more commonly today by an interventional – radiology technique that blocks up the cavity of the aneurysm. It is increasingly recognised that some irregular heart rhythms particularly in older people can cause embolic strokes, when a clot forms in the heart and then flies off into the brain circulation. Anticoagulation (blood thinning), of these patients will reduce the likelihood of future strokes by two thirds. The remaining 5% of strokes are due to a variety of relatively uncommon conditions. Occasionally strokes can be confused with other conditions such as migraine, MS or brain tumours. It is important to prevent strokes occurring. Brief strokes, so-called Transient Ischaemic Attacks (TIAs or mini strokes), lasting minutes or hours are a wake-up call to investigate just as severe chest pain is a warning for potential heart attacks. Up to 30% of TIAs can go onto a major stroke if unrecognised and untreated. In addition to treating the major stroke ‘risk factors’ where present, the very narrowed artery that caused the TIA may be identified which can then be unblocked surgically, preventing a major stroke occurring in the future. The future management of strokes looks very encouraging, in terms of prevention, better treatment and research. There is a wealth of information and practical help available from the Stroke Association which also supports major research.

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Send us all your news and events for the local Mid Sussex, Lewes and Worthing community, then read about them here. Ditchling Film Society On Thursday, 1st March 2018 we shall be showing The Salesman about two actors, Emad and Rana, who have their marriage tested when Rana is violently assaulted in their new home. It transpires that they moved house because their previous apartment building was collapsing, however, the cracks in their home life are literal as well as figurative. Director: Asghar Farhadi, Persia, England, 2017, 124 mins, 12 Cert. On Thursday, 5th April 2018 we will be screening Manchester by Sea, a masterly told and beautifully acted film about loss and grief. After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler, a brooding and irritable loner, is shocked to hear that he has been made sole guardian of Joe’s 16 year old son, Patrick. As if losing his sibling, combined with doubts about raising a teenager weren’t enough, his return to the past opens an unspeakable tragedy. Director: Kenneth Lonergen, US, 2016, 137 mins, 15 Cert. The films will be shown in Ditchling Village Hall. Doors open at 7.30pm, films start at 8.00pm. Free coffee and biscuits, wine can be purchased. Free parking. Guests and temporary members are welcome for the sum of £5.00 payable at the door.

Disability Tennis and Squash Weald Tennis and Squash Club holds regular Disability sessions on Sunday mornings where the players play for two hours and afterwards socialise in the club bar and cafe. We have five regular players but would love to have more. These sessions are not just for wheelchair players but also for stroke victims, amputees and all forms of disability. The club intends to expand the disability programme during the coming Spring by having a taster session for over 16 year olds with learning difficulties, with a view to holding regular coach led sessions. The club has full wheelchair access and facilities, excellent parking and a fully qualified wheelchair coach on site. If you would like more details

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St George’s Millennium Garden Trust The Annual General Meeting of the Millennium Garden Trust in Hurstpierpoint will be held on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at 7:00pm in the Club Suite of the Village Centre. After a short meeting there will be a talk by Tony Whitbread, Director of the Sussex Wildlife Trust, whose subject will be The Rise of Community Gardens. Members and visitors will be most welcome. For newcomers to the village, the Garden lies between St George’s Lane and Brown Twins Road thus connecting the Highfield Drive/College Lane area to the centre of the village. It is managed by the Trust with the much appreciated help of volunteers. There are of course running costs, which are covered by a small membership scheme. Enquiries: Secretary 01273 832756.

Hurst Village Cinema Spring Season On 8th March we have Louis Malle’s 1958 thriller, Lift to the Scaffold (PG). Few films come punchier, cooler, and more influential than this. Jeanne Moreau is captivating as the woman unhappily married to a

wealthy arms dealer, who, with her lover, hatches what seems the perfect plan to eliminate him. Doors 7.30/Film 8.00. Tickets £4/£6 Our Live Broadcast, on 22nd March, is Nicholas Hytner’s production at The Bridge, of Shakespeare’s political thriller Julius Caesar. Starring Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley, David Calder and David Morrissey. Doors 6.30/Production 7.00. Tickets £10/£14 Then, on 23rd March, we have The Big Sick (15). Kumail is a comedian of Pakistani descent who meets a graduate student named Emily at one of his shows. Based on the real life relationship of the film’s star and author, the film will have you crying, both with laughter and with emotion. Doors 7.30/Film 8.00. Tickets £4/£6 Our Sunday film on, 25th March, is the terrific wartime drama, Their Finest (PG). London 1940, with the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry hires a female scriptwriter to provide ‘a woman’s touch’ to the propaganda films being made to boost morale at home. Doors 2.30/Film 3.00. All Tickets £4

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Sound the Trumpet The Friends of Holy Trinity Church Cuckfield are hosting a concert in the church on Sunday 11th March 2018 at 2.30pm. The concert will feature the internationally acclaimed trumpeter, Crispian Steele-Perkins, accompanied on the organ by Ian le Grice. Crispian Steele-Perkins has been described as “the world’s leading exponent of the Baroque trumpet,” and particularly when heard in duet with great singers such as Kiri TeKanawa and Bryn Terfel. His recordings extend from Handel to Glen Miller and he features regularly as a concert soloist at The Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall and Boston’s Symphony Hall. Ian le Grice’s musical career embraces all aspects of organ playing including recitals, concert performances and accompanying church services. Since 2005 Ian le Grice has collaborated with Crispian Steele-Perkins in presenting recitals for audiences in informal settings. Their programme on 11th March will include works from Handel and Haydn to Howard Goodall and Burt Bacharach. Tickets, £16 (£18 on the door) under 16s £7, are available from Pepperbox in Cuckfield, Carousel Music in Haywards Heath and

Charity Quiz Safe Haven for Donkeys is holding its fifth quiz night in Burgess Hill on Thursday 15th March. Kicking off at 8pm, all funds will go towards the charity’s work with donkeys in desperate need across Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Teams can be up to 6 people and entry is £5 per person to include a light snack. For further information and to reserve your table call 01444 470136.

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Sussex Chorus Concert Brahms’ A German Requiem at 7:30pm on Saturday 17th March at The King’s Church (warm, comfortable with plenty of parking), 33-35, Victoria Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 9LR. In contrast to the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass. Brahms chose texts from the Lutheran Bible for his unique setting. Grief following the death of his mother in 1865 may have inspired its composition which began shortly afterwards. The essence of the work is more to bring comfort to those in mourning than a Mass for the dead. The concert opens with Brahms’ beautiful Nänie written in 1881 in memory of a deceased friend. Alan Vincent conducts with Helen Lacey (soprano), Jack Holton (baritone) and Kent Sinfonia. Tickets £15 or £5 for students and children under 16 from Sussex Chorus Ticket Manager (01444 412579),, Carousel Music (01444 417654), Burgess Hill Help Point (01444 247726)

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Good News for Local Charity Alzheimer’s Society See Haven received a £450 grant in Police Mutual’s national community sponsorship programme, Force for Good. Sussex Police Force, where Alzheimer’s Society See Haven Club is based had three winning initiatives, which together received over £900 in charitable donations from Police Mutual. Christine Maddocks, who was formerly a Police Officer for South Wales Police Force, but now lives in Eastbourne, nominated Alzheimer’s Society See Haven Club for the grant. Christine was diagnosed with early onset vascular dementia last year, and soon after started attending the Club. Christine explains, “See Haven is a real lifesaver for younger people affected by dementia. I nominated the initiative as the current funding from East Sussex County Council Joint Mental Health

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Commissioning Strategy will stop on 31st March 2018, meaning that the group will no longer be able to run unless it receives significant external funding.” Jayne Stephens, Alzheimer’s Society Services Manager for the area, said: “As a charity, we rely on the generosity of organisations and individuals. Police Mutual’s Force for Good grant will help us support people to live well with dementia today and fund research to find a cure for tomorrow.” See www.alzheimers. for further information.

Worthing Music Centre We provide ensemble opportunities for young musicians singing and learning instruments to come together weekly in term time at Bohunt School. We offer a wide range of activities for string, brass, woodwind and percussion players as well as singers, plus small group lessons or individual tuition. Playing with larger groups as part of a team can be the source of a lifetime of musical fulfillment as well as

providing lots of social activity. On Saturday March 24th, the Music Centre is inviting new families in to see what we offer. The usual groups will perform informally, and we have two free special events for new children for which booking in advance is required: A Double Reed taster – this is for children aged 8+ and will be led by specialist teachers on either bassoon or oboe A Gospel workshop – a visiting workshop leader will lead this for children aged 10+. Both events are free and will include an informal presentation in our tuck shop. For more information and to apply for the free tasters, please contact

Hurstpierpoint Singers The Hurstpierpoint Singers’ Spring Concert is going to be a celebration of the work of Gilbert & Sullivan – both together, with excerpts from works including The Gondoliers, The Yeoman of the Guard and The Pirates of Penzance, and separately, when they worked

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The only boot to have been consistently on trend (for both men and women) over the years is the trusty ankle boot. And, luckily for us, this season it’s winning hearts in amazing fi re engine red. Red is everywhere at the moment and these bold boots serve as a pop of colour for extra impact. Coming in all shapes, from pointed toes to Chelsea boots and stretch boots with stiletto heels, these dazzling shoes are perfect for transitioning weather and are being styled with straight-leg denim for a chic-casual look. But when did the ankle boot become such a fashion staple? The ‘boot’ itself is believed to have developed from one of the earliest forms of footwear, covering the foot and lower leg. It was shaped to fit

the needs of the wearer and their culture (climate and lifestyle) and was usually made from leather. The ankle boot itself has developed through the ages and has had many makeovers to suit the trends of the particular decades, for example these most notable styles from the 50s to the 70s. In the late 50s there was a trend that saw people donning elastic side boots with a high heel and pointed toe: this was the Chelsea boot. In the 60s a massive fashion boot movement saw the likes of Go-Go boots (they came in ankle length and longer lengths), while the hippie movement of the 70s saw increasingly unisex styles, such as the chukka boot on all trend-driven men and women.

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balance. Reaching and stretching up and across to the holds in the climbing wall can also improve your flexibility and agility the more you do it. The old grey matter also gets a look in! Planning how you are going to traverse a certain route requires concentration, problem solving and analytical skills. The more you do it, the better you will get. I should know. I’ve been bouldering with my sons quite a few times now and it’s amazing how you improve even after one hour or your first session. Plus there’s a great feeling of achievement once you ascend or move across to a hold you’d previously thought unreachable. The self-confidence a child or adult (!) can get from this cannot be understated. You can set as many or as little goals as you want and because the environment is fixed and stable, these goals can feel achievable. For this reason, bouldering

has been proven to be greatly beneficial for children with dyspraxia or for those with physical and mental disabilities. Although bouldering is technically an individual’s sport, partaking in a pair or a bigger group brings further positives. Helping someone work out how to traverse a route builds trust and bonding. Problem solving together is a great team-building exercise and its fun! If you’re ready for another challenge then you may want to try sport climbing – which entails higher indoor walls dotted with holds and bolts to clip onto. Obviously this requires instruction and training. So for a taste of the sport, start off with bouldering initially and see where it takes you. There are numerous climbing centres in Sussex now with bouldering walls and higher indoor rock walls aplenty, so get climbing!

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Twenty years ago, climbing was categorised among the more daredevil and dangerous sporting activities in this country. Fast forward to 2018, the big increase in indoor climbing centres and climbing walls in sports venues across the UK have democratised the sport and to such an extent that people of all ages and abilities can have a go at some form of this wonderful activity. Bouldering is the ropeless, harness-free climbing at low heights above safety mats. It’s a great way to get a taste of climbing but at your own pace and without all the gear associated with the original sport. Different ‘holds’ are dotted all over a climbing wall and you can plan a route up, down or across to traverse them using your hands and feet. It’s a great low impact workout for the entire body, as it utilizes many muscle groups. Abdominal and leg muscles are well used, as are those in your fingers, arms and shoulders. Regular bouldering improves muscle strength, stamina and

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Easter is the perfect time to get crafty with your family. What better way to get ready for this lovely festival than by decorating your house and garden with all manner of ditties With Christmas a distant memory, Easter is a great marker in the season as we transition into spring. Easter bonnets and the subsequent parade to showcase them are synonymous with this time of year and frequently part of a child’s introduction to Easter at school. Making them at home is a wonderful way of starting your child on the path to craft, as often all you need is a plain straw hat and some accessories to add to it. Boys and girls can choose whatever they want from the downright cute (bunnies and chicks) to the funky and fun (chocolate eggs, glitter and feathers). I’ve even seen an Easter hat in the form of an appropriately decorated woollen beanie – perfect for the too cool for school, reluctant pre-teen in your life! Craft and stationery shops both large and independent are awash with items you can fasten on a bonnet. Pompoms, paper flowers, mini bunting, tiny yellow chicks and rabbit ears to name a few. Even the stuff you may already have in your cupboards can go towards a fantastic creation. Foam, pipe cleaners, cotton wool, old cardboard, string – anything you can get your hands on. It’s the perfect excuse to get creative. The same approach can be applied to door and candle wreaths. All you need is some florist’s wire and green garden twine. Form a circle with the wire (I’ve even used an old wire hanger in the past) and then attach some seasonal green foliage with the string. Bulk it out until you have an abundant plain wreath. Then comes the best bit. Gather flowers such as tulips or daffodils, cut the stems right down and insert them into the foliage until they’re secure. Easy! You can also buy foam wreaths from craft shops and wrap colourful ribbons and bows around them for something equally pretty. Garden centres these days are wonderful places to pick up unusual crafting materials and there are so many right here on our doorstep in Sussex. Dyeing real eggs for display at Easter is a quaint tradition and a great way of unleashing your inner artist. You can use hard-boiled eggs that have been kept in the refrigerator or blown out eggs. All you need is some food colouring, vinegar and warm water. Don’t forget crayons, stickers and rubber bands for the design afterwards. Once you’ve decorated your eggs you can place them in baskets or bowls around the house for display purposes or for children to find. Happy Easter!

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Ros Black has penned a fascinating account about the life and work of Grace Kimmins, who spearheaded the way for specialist care and craft training for young people with disabilities


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Today, Chailey Heritage Foundation (CHF) provides a range of educational, training, leisure and residential facilities for children and young people with complex needs. But it has evolved from the pioneering work of a very special woman – Grace Kimmins – who, in 1903, brought down 7 disabled boys from the Bermondsey slums and set up a residential craft school in an old workhouse. Grace Hannam was born in Lewes in 1870. As a young woman she devoted herself to the welfare of others, as a non-ordained Sister of the People at the Methodist West London Mission. She mixed with suffragettes and suffragists but concentrated on social work rather than politics. She had a natural empathy with children and the disabled, young and old. She set up the Guild of Play for girls from the slums. They were



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taught the songs and dances of ‘Merrie England’, an innocent escape from the harsh reality of their daily lives. She also established the quaintly named Guild of the Brave Poor Things, offering workshops and entertainment for the disabled. Her work flourished as she moved to the Bermondsey Settlement where she met Charles Kimmins, a distinguished educationalist. They married and had two sons. Fortunately for Grace, Charles had an enlightened view of the role of women and was always encouraging of her work. Grace’s dream was to have a holiday home for slum children in the countryside and a craft school where disabled children could learn skills which would enable them to earn a living. Her energy devising pageants, sales of work and lectures attracted support from rich and influential people, including Princess Louise, Lady Henry Somerset and Lord Llangattock. The old Chailey workhouse and industrial school was in an appalling condition but Grace and her friend

Alice Rennie were undaunted as they began their work. Soon, purpose-built accommodation for girls was built across the Common, offering training in laundry, housewifery and needlework. The boys then got better buildings and St Martin’s Chapel, the spire of which continued on page 24

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is still a local landmark today, was built in 1913. During the First World War, Grace pioneered ‘educative convalescence’ for wounded soldiers. Disabilities were matched, so a one-armed boy would work alongside a man who had lost his arm; boys on crutches would show how football could still be played; disability could be overcome with fortitude. The boys had given up their accommodation for the soldiers but helped build temporary huts for themselves by Chailey windmill. Grace also established homes for raid-shocked children. Her war work won many plaudits. Eminent doctors gave their time and expertise, medical facilities were improved and Chailey became a pioneer in the development not only of solariums but also of artificial light therapy. The children spent as much time as possible in the fresh air, sleeping outside on balconies whatever the weather. If it snowed, an extra blanket would be provided! Tough love indeed. A site on the shingle beach at Tidemills, Seaford, was developed as a

convalescence facility, bracing air and icy cold sea being deemed good for health. Like all Grace’s enterprises, this facility grew and grew. She was devastated when, with the prospect of another war, the site was requisitioned in 1938. Thanks to Grace’s flair for fundraising, the girls’ site expanded. The Princess Elizabeth Clinic for tiny babies opened in 1928, and St Helen’s chapel in 1931. The temporary huts by the windmill were finally replaced with a grand building, St George’s, providing much improved accommodation for the boys. Chailey again played its part in World War Two, offering convalescence facilities for servicemen and a home for blitzed babies and toddlers. Post-war it became increasingly hard to find money, materials and manpower. The newly formed NHS took over both school and hospital in 1948, although the educational side was subsequently passed back. Grace Kimmins passed away in 1954, having been made a Dame in 1948.

During the First World War, Grace pioneered educative convalescence for wounded soldiers

Grace Kimmins and her Chailey Heritage is available from Reception at CHF or from www. All proceeds go to Chailey Heritage Foundation, a registered charity.

Get involved and support your local charity – join our Governing Board More than 100 years later, we still embrace Grace Kimmins’s ethos that every young person should be given the opportunity to fulfil their potential, no matter what the challenges. We rely on support from the local community in all sorts of ways. Whether you want to give your time, make a donation, leave a legacy, take a challenge or organise an event, your help can make a difference. Together we can change the lives of children and young people living with complex disabilities. We are currently looking for new members to join our Governing Board who can give their time and who have high levels of expertise in education (at senior management level), health, business, law, finance or technology.

To find out more, please contact our Clerk to Governors, Emma Wasyliw on 01825 724444 ext 145 or email As part of our commitment to transparency, we have a formal application process for all Governor and Trustee appointments. An enhanced DBS check will also be required. Registered Charity 1075837 and Company limited by Guarantee 3769775 (England)



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Every vulnerable or disadvantaged young person should have someone they can trust and feel safe whilst learning


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support them on this journey. Positive Placements has been operating since 2014, and has projects running in Crawley, Mid Sussex, Horsham, Brighton & Hove and Guildford. The mentor and mentee are matched based on their strengths and interests. Together they identify goals and by exploring some of the barriers and challenges they may face (such as poverty, substance misuse, mental health etc.), they formulate a step-by-step action plan. By meeting on

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as the mentor can work and look at supporting the young person if any issues arise. PP mobilises the local community, increasing social capital and helping us to balance the ever-increasing needs of these young people with ever-diminishing finances to pay for their support. YMCA Positive Placements is delighted to be double award winning having won the YMCA Youth Matters Awards for Training & Education Project of the Year as well as Best Advice & Guidance Award at The Children and Young People Now Awards. We would love to hear from local members of the community who would like to volunteer for us, young people who feel Positive Placements would benefit them or any local business that feel they can help us with work experience, donations or partnership working. Please contact kate. or 07881 013758 for a chat!

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What is a degree apprenticeship? With more companies signing up to this new initiative, Ruth Sparkes explains what they are and how young people can combine a degree whilst receiving a salary in their chosen field National Apprenticeship Week is fast approaching, and there has been some interesting news about less young people taking up apprenticeships but that’s not the whole picture news across the board. Ruth Sparkes, Editor of Future Mag shared with us some top information about the all new Degree Apprenticeships. DEGREE APPRENTICESHIPS - WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW CAN YOU GET ONE? Degree apprenticeships are new; on paper they make perfect sense. Degree apprenticeships are just that – a university degree and apprenticeship rolled into one. Uptake is still low and employers and universities



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are wary of red tape involved, but the good news is numbers are rising, and there are 27 new schemes launching in September 2018, which should – if all goes to plan - create thousands of new opportunities. Degree apprentices are hired by a company, paid a salary and study part time at a university - all fees are covered by the government and employer. Companies have worked with universities to design the degrees, which combine chunks of study time at university and practical experience at work – this is a way of getting a degree with no debt and high chance of ongoing employment.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEGREE AND HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS? Degree apprenticeships lead to a bachelor’s degree (level 6) or occasionally master’s degree (level 7). Higher apprenticeships begin at level 4 and can lead to a range of qualifications including a foundation degree. HOW LONG DO THEY LAST? They usually last three to four years though they can be as long as six, with the working week mostly split between four days at work and a day at a university or college, though this can vary. WHERE CAN I FIND VACANCIES? They’re very new, so

vacancies are in the low thousands, though the number of schemes has risen 50 per cent in the last year. You can apply for alerts at, or you can sign up for regular vacancy updates from amazingapprenticeships. com. If you’re after a certain employer, look up their website. Check out London Southbank University – they have 21 degree apprenticeships on offer! HOW MANY CAN I APPLY FOR? There’s no limit to how many you apply for. You can also apply to university at the same time as a backup. Smaller companies

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might have an informal application procedure but larger businesses might have assessment and interview stages. WHEN TO APPLY Unlike university applications, there’s no fi xed deadline, though many are advertised around and after the summer. Some schemes close when they’re full, so it’s best to apply early. WHAT DO THEY PAY? Top schemes at larger companies can start at nearly £22,000 a year for business and professional services degree apprenticeships. Some employers advertise a competitive salary - which means pay will be in line with similar roles in other organisations. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED? These vary among employers, with some asking high grades at A level. Careers advisers

Unlike university applications, there’s no fixed deadline, though many are advertised around and after the summer

warn that the top schemes are as competitive as elite universities – some 3,000 applicants applied recently for 80 degree apprenticeships with a multinational company. WHAT SUBJECTS CAN YOU DO? You won’t find degree apprenticeships in ‘pure’ academic areas such as physics or history – they’re mostly specialist and vocational – but more

subjects are creeping in. New qualifications have been designed with existing skills shortages in mind, not least cyber skills and engineering. Some prestigious companies are already on

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With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to treat your mum. Sasha Kanal offers some great ideas for Mothering Sunday There’s one date that should be fi rmly fi xed in your calendar this year, or any year for that matter, and that’s Mother’s Day. Falling on 11th March, the date is determined by its relation to Easter, always occurring on the fourth Sunday in Lent. While its origins are purportedly Ancient Greek and a celebration of maternal goddesses, it also has its roots in the English church and the tradition of visiting the main church in a geographical area (known as the Mother Church) once a year. This is where the act of giving flowers as a

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token of appreciation is thought to have originated. In 2018, as well as giving blooms, you can now mark the occasion with a plethora of special Mother’s Day experiences and offers, abundant in our sunny corner of Sussex. From restaurants and cafes with dedicated Mothering Sunday lunch and tea menus, to Mother’s Day walks and events at stately homes and gardens around the area – there’s no excuse not to turn it into something wonderful. Why not book a wine tasting tour at one of Sussex’s many vineyards? Or take mum out for brunch and a cheeky cocktail, then head to the coast for a brisk walk along the seafront. Spa days always go down well for mothers of any age. One at a luxury hotel followed by afternoon tea in situ would be especially appreciated, would it not? Or get crafty and take your mother along to a flower-arranging event for something really novel. A boat trip in Sussex could be fun, followed by an art exhibition in your local area. Do your research and seek out any concerts that will be taking place in Sussex on Sunday 11th. Come on, it’s time to show mum some love – she’s worth it!

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Make her day special with a gift from AGA. The Hare kitchen textile range features a beautiful detailed hare by Pat Tinsley. The range includes oven gloves, tea towel, chefs’ pad and a delightful dog bed. AGA Shop Horsham on 01403 254955 or shop online at

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Seasons As the seasons change and winter eases into spring, The Seasons in Forest Row remains reassuringly familiar, albeit in a new home To walk into The Seasons is to walk into a shop with a difference. Rich olive green décor gives the place a cultured touch and elicits a warm glow, while a friendly welcome from the staff, makes customers feel at home straight away. The Seasons have been helping to feed and supply groceries to Forest Row and the surrounding area since 1971. Over time the business has flourished and it’s now a second-generation, family run concern. At the end of last year The Seasons relocated to Lower Road, just a stones throw from its’ previous home on Hartfield Road. Stocking over 5,000 products, the owner Robin Walden is justifiably proud of what he is achieving. “It became hard to manage the business across our previous sites,” admitted Robin, “but we’re in one building now, over two floors and with plans for further improvements.” Outside, there is free public parking for over 50 cars, making this a one-stop shop.

We also stock biodynamic produce, which is farmed in a way that nurtures and improves farmland To walk around the store is to notice produce like organic graffiti aubergine and sunflower sprouts, which

customers would struggle to find elsewhere. “We have a very loyal customer base,” declared Robin, “regulars come from as far as Guildford, Croydon and Hastings, as well as Lewes, Tunbridge Wells and East Grinstead.” Robin mentioned, “95% of the stock has organic origins, and we use local suppliers as much as we can. Our bread, fruit and vegetables are all sold loose to minimise packaging.” There’s also plenty of gluten free and vegan food as Robin noted, “we have a great range of gluten free pasta and bread, and vegan cheeses and pâté. We also stock biodynamic produce, which is farmed in a way that nurtures and improves farmland.” He continued, “it’s perfectly feasible to do the weekly shop here. We even do environmentally sustainable baking foil.” Robin is equally adept at helping out on the shop floor, stocking shelves, manning the tills and chatting to inquisitive customers who want to know that little bit more about the organic daikon radish. Robin told me, “we have taster days from time to time. They’re positive interactive experiences for customers to try new products for free.” With a beaming face he continued, “most of our produce is better priced than equivalent products in the

supermarkets.” Seasons is an organic shop that’s growing organically, the kind of place that knows the difference between pumpkin gnocchetti and pasta. “We’re a community based shop, in the centre of the village, helping to drive the heartbeat of Forest Row,” says Robin. In 2018, as seasons change, and The Seasons changes, its’ underlying ethos remains reassuringly, the same.

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Springtime chicken with garlic, lemon & mint

This is a wonderfully simple and quick chicken dish to prepare. Delicious served hot or cold, it’s perfect for the start of the warmer months in spring, or will make the ideal accompaniment to a summer picnic if you have some left over! The quantities of garlic, cumin and turmeric can all be adjusted to suit individual tastes, while the recipe itself is paired well with rice, crusty bread, or new potatoes and green beans. And remember – be careful when using the turmeric to avoid turning your kitchen yellow! Ingredients:

6 large chicken thighs, skinned and scored 100ml fresh lemon juice 100ml virgin olive oil 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp ground cumin 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped Handful of fresh mint, chopped Salt and pepper to taste Greek yoghurt


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6/4 2. Keeping the bones in, place the chicken thighs snugly in a shallow ovenproof dish, keeping them score-side up throughout cooking 3. Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, turmeric, cumin,

garlic, mint and salt and pepper in a mixing bowl, and whisk together thoroughly until turned into a marinade 4. Pour the marinade over the chicken and, using a spoon, work the liquid into the scores, allowing the meat to tenderise, soak up the juices and absorb the flavour before being cooked

5. Once thoroughly coated, cover the chicken with cling film and leave to marinate for three to four hours, or ideally overnight in the fridge if you have time 6. When the chicken has been marinated, bring back up to room temperature, before placing in the oven and cooking for 45 minutes, or until golden 7. Serve by plating up two to three chicken pieces per portion, and use the remaining marinade liquid from the dish as a flavoursome sauce. Enjoy with your choice of rice (wholemeal basmati works well), or new potatoes and green beans. It also goes perfectly with some warm, crusty sourdough bread for soaking up the juices 8. To add a refreshing kick to the chicken, this dish can also be accompanied by as much or as little Greek yoghurt as you’d like, adding a sharp, tart twist to the sweetness of the meat

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For an equally delicious use of leftovers, why not adapt what you haven’t eaten by creating an appetising wrap, flatbread or pita? You could also put an even more Greek spin on things by adding a traditional Greek salad accompaniment, and substituting Greek yoghurt for a dollop of tzatziki – a wonderfully Mediterranean way to spend your lunch hour!

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Times are hard for country pubs, but The Victory Inn is thriving. Here’s why Staplefield’s local is bucking the trend With its flickering log fire, blackboard menus, memorabiliahung walls and snug seating nooks, Staplefield’s Victory Inn is the ultimate English country pub. While other village inns are struggling to survive, though, The Victory is going from strength to strength. Its secret? Providing a hub for village life while enticing visitors from all around with an idyllic location and mouth-watering food menu. “I don’t believe in the term ‘gastro pub’,” says Janet Shepherd, who runs The Victory Inn with her partner Jane Pedgrift. “I don’t think you can do that kind of thing and be a real pub that welcomes dogs, muddy wellies and kids throwing food on the floor! We do proper, home-cooked pub food, but we put an emphasis on quality ingredients and cooking from scratch.” One look at the menu is

enough to set your mouth watering. Staples include a tapas sharing plate, inspired by Jane and Janet’s years of living in Spain, and the legendary Victory Burger. “People come from a long way to have that burger,” smiles Jane, who’s the brains behind the imaginative menu. As well as serving traditional pub favourites and a hugely popular roast on Sundays, she rustles up scrumptious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-

free dishes. There’s even a delicious healthy eating menu for slimmers. But it isn’t just the food that makes the Victory such a top-notch local. Jane and Janet have created a warm, welcoming environment where community life thrives. Staff are well-trained but encouraged to be themselves with the customers, getting to know the names and favourite dishes of regulars. A packed calendar of events helps to bring the community together and support local causes – a recent quiz and curry night raised £2,000 towards a village defibrillator. The monthly Sunday breakfast buffet is always sold out (no surprise when guests can help themselves to homemade granola, American pancakes and traditional British fare plus unlimited hot drinks for £10 per head) and some guests book their table for the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run a year in advance. Weddings, wakes and parties take place in the pub throughout the year.


“We have this wonderful outside space that makes us popular for functions,” explains Jane. The back garden is like a nature reserve, full of wildlife and enclosed by trees, and the front looks out over the village green.” She and Janet go above and beyond to make important occasions particularly memorable. This Mother’s Day, for instance, every mum will be given a present of homemade chocolate or biscuits. It’s innovative touches like this that makes the Victory Inn such a special place – not just for locals, but for everyone.

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SUSSEX What defines a champion tree? Peter Erridge explains the different classifications and delves into Sussex’s rich arboreal history

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Many people go about their daily life barely noticing the trees around them, even though some specimens may be remarkable for their foliage, trunk size or height. Whilst there are many bird watchers, there are few tree watchers. The colours of autumn foliage are enthused over but in spring the tinted emerging buds of, for example oaks, horse chestnut or willow are seldom commented on, overshadowed by our enthusiasm for the owering bulbs. England and Wales have 85% of North European veteran trees with a concentration in South East England. It is estimated that there are now over 25 million trees in Sussex, many of which are relative teenagers. A range of terms is used in relation to mature trees. A Champion tree can be either the tallest, or have the thickest trunk for that species or variety, in a country, or county. The champion for height or girth in some species will be quite low since that is the nature of the species in England. Due to variations in conditions some trees put on growth spurts and new champions will be established. In England there is a Tree Register of 2700 champion trees, 14% are in Sussex whose land area is 3.5% of the country. Ancient, when applied to a tree is, as in common parlance, something that is old, gnarled, maybe leaning and possibly with a hollow trunk. Ancient as applied to each species varies, thus silver birches seldom live beyond a century whereas at that age sweet chestnut trees would not be considered to be ancient. Another term is Veteran. However these trees may or may not be old but show ancient characteristics, such as damage continued on page 44

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with one or more main branches lost. Many old trees are referred to as Remarkable, Notable, Legacy or Monumental as they display special characteristics or have an extraordinary appeal, such as a large spread of foliage, a twin trunk, sculptural or coloured bark features, a cultural value, or due to their position are a feature of the landscape. The Judas trees, found in public parks such as Stanmer, are

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notable for the flowers borne on the main trunk and branches. East and West Sussex each have 220 trees listed as ancient with over 3000 veterans in the two counties; almost 10% of the UK total. With its ancient landscapes Sussex alone can boast more big, old trees with trunks over 250cm diameter, than most European countries. Historically the Sussex Weald was kept covered in trees through natural regeneration but this has been reduced mainly through clearing for agriculture, or felling for wood to burn in the furnaces of the medieval Wealden iron industry. Much of the timber extraction has been for construction such as farm buildings or housing or for naval ships - HMS Victory reputedly needed 5000 mature oaks for its construction. The 18th and 19th centuries were a period of landscape development across the county. Estate owners created parklands

HMS Victory reputedly needed 5000 mature oaks for its construction

and gardens by removing some trees to open a vista or create a feature. At the same time limited replanting of common species took place, today we can see some of this historic planting on parkland, on village greens, in churchyards and even on housing Nyssa sylvatica estates. Another innovation was the introduction of species new to Britain such as the North American or the Asiatic maple trees, to supplement the native species. These were being brought back by the plant hunters from Asia and the Americas, the North in particular. Introductions from South Eastern Europe also helped to vary the arboreal landscape. The names of these expeditionary botanists are to be found in the plants’ names such as Douglas fir, after David Douglas; and the George Forrest varieties of Rhododendrons. Robert Fortune brought back from the Chusan Palm, but his most important introduction to Britain was the Camellias. The preponderance of ancient trees, over 800 years old, in the South of England is the result of suitable soil. The main geological strata in Sussex supporting old trees are the sands and clays of

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the High Weald and a band of greensands north of the South Downs, spreading westwards beyond Pulborough. Other factors include a favourable climate, a long growing season and low pollution conditions all found in the High Weald of Sussex. Other concentrations of significant trees are centred on urban areas where wealthy landowners held sway. Examples

Wilmington Yew

include Alexander Park in Hastings, and Stanmer Park in Brighton. Whilst trees do not live forever there are examples of yew trees that are estimated to be over 1000 years old, such as the 1,600 year old in Wilmington churchyard. Forty veteran yew trees, over 500 years, have been found in Sussex churchyards. The life of trees is shortened by

a variety of factors such as the best being felled as suitable for timber, damage by wind, as in the 1987 and 1990 storms, or by diseases. In the 1987 hurricane on Chanctonbury Ring 200 year old specimens were destroyed, at Petworth 270 mature trees came down. Species such as common beech have shallow root systems continued on page 46

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and tend to succumb to drought or high winds. However the tallest native tree in Britain is a beech at 44m [144ft.] found in Newtimber Woods on the Devil’s Dyke estate. Many of our largest trees were elms. These were severely affected by Dutch elm disease in the 1960s. The English elms died but due to thousands of years of hybridisation there is a multitude of clones many of which have a degree of resistance to this disease. Some of these can be found around Eastbourne and Brighton, especially at the university campuses. Oak trees grow well on the Wealden clay soils hence their historic abundance in the forests of the Weald. Kipling referred to the oak trees as “the Sussex weed.” Of the county’s list of 60 ‘big trees’ ten are oaks. In full

Giant redwood

foliage many have an impressive crown, making them a landscape feature as used by Capability Brown at Petworth. They are notable for the ‘thickness’ of the trunk, ranging from 260-320cms. One was named the Queen Elizabeth Oak following a visit in 1591 by the monarch to see this illustrious tree. The trunk is 12.6m in diameter and age estimates vary from 600 to over 1000 years. Conifer trees rarely excite interest and are frequently lumped together as ‘pines’. All of the county’s tallest trees are conifers mainly firs and redwoods. Douglas firs are common on the High Weald growing to around 40m. Nowadays the tallest trees in Britain are the giant redwoods, introduced around the time of Wellington’s victory at Waterloo.

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Many are found on the High Weald with the tallest being over 30m but, due to growing conditions, will never attain the 90m found in California. The tallest tree in the world, standing at 115m, is a coast redwood in California, the best in Sussex rise to 40-50m. More common are dawn redwoods up to 30m and notable for their ‘rusty’ autumn foliage. The profile of this species is of a spire, best seen in winter without the foliage. The blue atlas cedars such as in Tilgate Park, Crawley, with a large blue crown, are impressive in appearance. Many of these trees of special interest can be found in public places, a few where an entrance fee or membership is needed. Many are on private land but open under the National Gardens scheme, a charity organisation, on a few days each year. Visits to churchyards will often uncover some unusual trees. There are many websites to help identify the whereabouts of trees of interest including




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Before WWI, Misses Allen and Brown were considered exceptional as women who ran their own thriving business. From their Henfield Common Nursery, they packaged and sold their popular violet products

In the far off days before the First World War, Miss Ada Brown and Miss Decima Allen went into business together. Two women running a successful business in the early1900s was rare, but their products were good and their fame widespread. Their customer list included four Duchesses, a Countess, and Queen Alexandra (wife of Edward VII) who accepted a basket of their goods presented in a Sussex trug. Their business was the Violet Nurseries on Henfield Common. Here from 1905 until the business closed in 1953, was a true cottage industry. The workrooms were in Lavender Cottage, and the ladies lived next door at Holmgarth. A Miss D Bateman is shown in a photograph c1921 sewing violet sachets in the cottage. Note the range of products for sale on the shelf behind her. The nursery specialised in scented violets, with names like La France and Victoria Regina. An article from the1900s went into raptures about what a dainty way this was to earn money. But the Misses Allen and Brown worked exceptionally hard all year round. Their working clothes were corseted and ankle length with a heavy leather apron on top. The soil needed to be prepared as each season eight or ten thousand cuttings were planted out, weeded and watered. Late summer bought red spiders and caterpillars that needed combatting with the help of their female workforce, assisted by the men who did the digging.


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During WWI the nursery grew vegetables. Sacks of fresh produce were sold to town dwellers. Costly rail transport finished off this ‘veg box’ enterprise. Even though it was published in 1913, The Violet Book by A&D Allen-Brown is still listed on violet growers sites. Miss Brown died in 1915, Miss Allen passed away in 1952. A local pharmacy sold ‘AllenBrown Violet Preparations ‘ until c1970. A few 1929 products were still being sold in 1969, with adjustments to their price. ‘Violet Scented Shampoo’ went up from 3/6 (18p) to 5/6 (27p). A cake of ‘Violet Bath Soap’ went from 2/11(15p) to 4/9 (23p). One thing didn’t change though. Violets still decorated the packets. To find out more, visit Henfield Museum

The violets were sent to market from October to April, being conveyed to Henfield Station by pony and trap. The nursery had a mail order catalogue in 1929, offering for sale violet and lavender scented creams, soaps , perfume, shampoo, darning silks in a mauve box with a scented sachet 3/3 (16p) and a 1930s calendar for 5/9 (26p). Everything used for the packaging was violet, even the string.

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Get off to a flying start by sowing some early veg now!

March is a notoriously fickle month, weather-wise, but many vegetable seedlings are surprisingly robust and can be sown now. However, in cold, miserable soil, seeds often rot before they get the chance to germinate and seedlings struggle to survive, so it pays to thoroughly prepare the sowing area beforehand. Gently fork over the soil surface, break up any large

clods of soil and remove all weeds. Then rake the soil, going back and forth until the surface is level and the soil has a crumbly texture. Next, firm the soil gently, rake again and position a cloche or horticultural fleece over the area for a fortnight before sowing your seeds. A ‘cloche’ is a portable cover used to protect plants and can also be usefully employed to prewarm soil. They come in different styles (and prices!) but a basic cloche can be obtained for a tenner and is a good investment.

Strong, superlight horticultural fleece has good thermal properties and can be used flat to cover soil, or gently draped over vulnerable plants when frost is forecast. As the soil temperature rises under the protective cover, dormant weed seeds will start to germinate, allowing you to remove them before you sow. For indoor sowings, prewarm your bags of compost by storing them in a frost-free shed or greenhouse for a week or so before using. This may all sound like unnecessary faff and fiddle, but it will really make a difference; helping those delicate seedlings to become tough, stronggrowing plants.

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Once you’ve prepared the soil, broad beans, peas, carrots, beetroot, spinach, onions and garlic can be direct-sown outdoors. A mild frost won’t kill them off, but it will give them a severe shock, so be ready with the cloche or protective fleece - just in case the weather turns nasty. Frost-tender tomatoes, sweet peppers, chillies, aubergines and cucumbers need the indoor protection of a greenhouse, propagator or a bright windowsill. Aubergines are easy to grow, but, like cantankerous maiden aunts, they are prickly by nature and sulk if they’re left in a draught, so keep them warm and cosy. Sown in the greenhouse, cutand-come-again lettuce seed will swiftly produce some welcome salad leaves - and don’t forget ‘humble’ mustard and cress, which surely wins the award for the quickest and cheapest home-grown crop possible. If you enjoy watercress, try growing your own. The seed germinates very easily. When treated like cut-and-come-again salad, watercress produces tasty leaves for several months - so long as it’s grown away from strong sunshine/direct heat and can paddle in wringing wet compost. If you’re guilty of overwatering pot plants, (aren’t we all?) then watercress may be the crop for you!

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Whether you are creating a lighting plan from scratch, or want to rethink and upgrade what you’ve already got, let our guide help you design and create a well-lit home


Illumination When you can change the mood and feel of a room with the flick of a switch, the turn of a dial, or an adjustment to an app, it’s important to get your light right. In fact, the ability of good lighting to improve both your interior and exterior space makes it a fundamental part of any home design.

A brief history of domestic lighting

For hundreds of years, our only form of artificial light was provided by candles, which were not only dangerous, but also smelly and smoky. Even the progression to the use of oil lamps wasn’t that much of an improvement, as they required constant cleaning, refuelling and adjusting. Added to that, they also left an unwelcome layer of soot over everything. By the Victorian era, gas lamps had come onto the scene, but as they took much of the oxygen out of the air, they often made a room feel hot and stuffy, causing many a Victorian lady to pass out (it wasn’t just the tightly-laced corsets). Thankfully in 1879, Thomas Edison finally invented the light bulb, bringing electric lighting to the masses

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and today, the choices we now enjoy in terms of domestic lighting would be unimaginable to our ancestors.

Different roles and types of lighting

There are three main roles and types of lighting: ambient; task and accent. Ambient light will typically provide around 75% of a room’s light, giving a comfortable level of illumination,

without any glare. As such, it is usually accomplished with a central ceiling light, such as a pendant or chandelier. Recessed, track and wall lights can also perform this function, depending on the overall size and shape of the room. Ambient light is fundamental to

designing a lighting plan, as it provides the base upon which other light sources can be layered. Task lighting is used to give extra light for tasks, such as reading, sewing or cooking. It adds brightness to a particular area of a room and is most easily achieved using floor, table and desk lamps, recessed and wall lighting. Accent lighting is directional and usually used to pick out features you wish to spotlight, such as plants, paintings, architectural mouldings, or feature shelving. Once you understand the principles behind these different types of light, you can start to design a lighting plan. Just remember that the prime method for creating atmosphere and interest in a room, will involve using a combination of these different types of light. This is sometimes known as layered lighting.

How to design a lighting plan

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of day or mood required. Once you are armed with answers to all of the above, you are ready to design your lighting plan. Think carefully about how you layer and combine different types of ambient, task and accent lighting and always aim to achieve a balance in the room.

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Living rooms

For maximum style impact, consider statement lighting, such as a large central chandelier, a retro pendant light, or a curved floor lamp, to act as the ambient light. Wall and table lamps can add focus and texture, while also performing any task lighting jobs and accent lighting can be used to pick out any favourite features, or paintings in the room. continued from page 56

serve e.g. eating, relaxing, working or sleeping. 2 The general space and size of the room, particularly the ceiling height. As a general rule of thumb, the bottom of a central ceiling light should hang around 30-50cm below a standard 2.5m ceiling. Also, consider if the room has any architectural features that you would like to enhance with specific lighting effects.

3 The type of mood you wish to create. This could be anything from cosy and warm, to bright and light and will usually reflect the main function of the room. 4 The look and style you desire e.g. ultra-modern, vintage or dramatic. 5 How to control the light. Consider installing dimmer switches, or smart light bulbs to allow you to brighten and soften the lighting according to the time

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and disruption of additional electrical work, consider cord swags as a stylish solution. These can be swung loosely over a hook in the ceiling, giving an industrial look to the room.


Task lighting is essential in the kitchen and most kitchen designs incorporate down lights underneath cupboard units to provide light to the worktops. This can also be easily added in the form of LED strip lighting. Thoughtfully placed recessed halogen lighting, either fitted into the ceiling, or incorporated into a tracking system, also gives the option for both ambient and directional task light. To create effect, you might want to consider installing coloured lights, either under cupboards, or recessed into kick boards, which look particularly striking at night.

Hall & Stairs

While an ambient pendant light will create a bright, welcoming entrance, using a table lamp on a console table,

will make for a warmer, mellower feel. Stairs need to be well lit for safety reasons, so think about embedding lights into the side of the stairs, or in the risers themselves, as an alternative to wall lights.


This is one room where ambient light can take a backseat to task and accent

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Good bathroom lighting can look spectacular. Both water and glass look amazing when flooded by light from down lighters, particularly when fitted along the wall of a shower. Mirrors often come with integral task lights, but if this is not the case, use diffused wall lights either side.


With more people working from home, it’s important that any workspace has both natural light and good task lighting. Remove any unnecessary window coverings and use mirrors, as well as pale decor to maximise the light. An angle poise desk lamp is a great option for adjustable light, or if space is limited, clip on lights can be both functional and stylish.

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A Walk For All Seasons

Ruth Lawrence decides to undertake the mighty 100 mile South Downs Way, one step and one season at a time Full of good intentions in the long dark evenings around New Year, I decided to begin walking the South Downs Way a quarter section in each season and I plan to take a year to complete the 100 mile path. Not only does this make the walk less daunting and more manageable, it also ensures I get to see the downs in all weathers and stages of the year’s cycle. Setting off in early January, I completed the Seven Sisters in horizontal rain and a strong south westerly wind. This made progress decidedly difficult as I was walking into the wind, unlike most of the more sensible hikers I met coming from the opposite direction! The second leg saw a slightly warmer February day, heading into Alfriston from Exceat; though it wasn’t until the third leg to Southease that I heard my first Skylarks of the year, fluttering high and throwing their song into the air. It was a beautiful moment and one unlikely to be forgotten. Views were


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A walk across seasons would make a wonderful way to introduce children into the natural cycles of our locale spectacular both from the cliffs to the 360 degree vista on high ground before the descent into Southease. The idea of spreading a long walk into seasonal sections could be adapted to any path that crosses a variety of terrains

and habitats. Woodland changes completely through the year, as does the wildlife you might encounter. I passed wind shaped hawthorn trees, skeletal in the cold of winter yet in a few months they will be full under leaf and later bright with berries. Downland turf now devoid of insects will in summer buzz with bees and butterflies but birds are easier to spot on bare winter branches. Making a commitment to walk any well loved path over the course of a year will show you the many aspects of the natural calendar and allow you to recognize subtle changes. I was reminded of this walking into Alfriston from Friston Forest; a field of sunflowers that I’d seen in full bloom last summer now stood as brown silhouettes against a clear sky. Fields were under water after winter floods, turning grass into reflections of sky and sunlight while temporary streams flowed where cattle graze in the dry months. A tiny stream I’d canoed across in autumn had transformed into a 40ft wide river; the landscape can look utterly different from month to month, which changes the way its wild inhabitants live and behave. A walk across seasons would make a wonderful way to introduce children into the natural cycles of our locale. They can learn to recognise the creatures and plants that emerge as the year continues and doing so will subtly connect them to the land.

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It may have taken place more than 750 years ago, but the Battle of Lewes is still remembered in the town today On 14th May 1264, a group of rebellious barons and their forces gathered on Offham Hill above Lewes. Tired of a careless and spendthrift king, they were determined to impose constitutional reforms and force Henry III to abide by the provisions laid down in the Magna Carta. The clash between the barons, led by Simon de Montfort, the Earl of Leicester – and the armies of Henry III remains one of the most significant historical events to have taken place in Lewes. It marked the first time an English king had been defeated by his subjects, and sowed the first seeds of democracy in our country’s culture. The discontent leading up to the Battle of Lewes had been simmering since the rule of Henry’s unpopular father, King John I. A group of powerful barons had already rebelled in

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1215 and been defeated – and it looked as though de Montfort’s forces would suffer the same fate. They were outnumbered almost two to one. The King’s supporters had a comfortable base at Lewes Priory with plenty of supplies. The initial stages of battle saw Henry’s son, Prince Edward, rout the Londoners on de Montfort’s left flank, pursuing them towards the village of Offham. That was when the tide of battle began to turn in the barons’ favour. De Montfort’s forces had made a surprise night march from Fletching, establishing themselves in a strong position atop Offham

Hill. While Edward chased the Londoners towards Offham, Henry was forced to march straight uphill towards the baronial line. The barons quickly routed the royal army and many died trying to escape across the River Ouse. Henry was taken captive and forced to sign a treaty known as the Mise of Lewes while the barons held Edward hostage. Traces of the Battle of Lewes remain scattered across the town, for those who know where to look. There’s the lion statue in Westgate car park at the point where de Montfort’s troops broke through the town walls, the 1960s memorial in Priory Park and the tapestry in Barbican House Museum that was commissioned to mark the battle’s 750th anniversary in 2014. Archaeological digs have discovered mass graves near Lewes Prison and Lewes Priory, while a bridle strap was found on the battleground at Landport Bottom. De Montfort’s rule as the ‘uncrowned king of England’ lasted for just a year. Edward escaped and, learning from his mistakes, routed the barons at the Battle of Evesham in 1265. Their leader was killed and mutilated, but the two elected parliaments he called laid the foundations of British democracy.

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With house prices increasing, the key to steadying the property market could be first time buyers. Linda Nightingale details the facts and figures Recent Government figures show that the average house price in the UK has increased by 4.5% in the year to October 2017, which is slightly down from 4.8% in September 2017. Whilst the annual growth rate has slowed since mid 2016, it remained broadly around 5% during 2017. On a regional basis, London continued to show the highest average house price at £481,000 followed by the South East of England at £322,000. As of October 2017, the average house price in the UK was £223,807 with figures showing that property prices have fallen by 0.6% compared to the previous month and risen by 4.5% compared to the previous year. How may these figures affect the housing market in the South East? Currently there seems to be a gradual increase of properties on the market through agencies and websites, but it is hard to judge what will happen when spring arrives and people want or need to move premises. Agents rely on property to have a business and lack of ‘stock’ can bring problems. There might be a higher

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First time buyers can be the key to a healthy market

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Scaynes Hill Cricket Club Have you ever thought about joining a cricket club? Following a merger of the leagues, now may be the perfect time to become a member of Scaynes Hill Cricket Club

The 2018 season introduces the merging of the Sussex Premier, East Sussex, West Sussex and Mid-Sussex Cricket League, into one pyramid league. The benefit is to play local cricket, with less travelling and reasonable finishing times. Scaynes Hill Cricket Club is fortunate to play the like of St Andrews (Burgess Hill), Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, St James’s Montefiore (Ditchling), Lindfield, Burgess Hill, Ansty and many more.

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Find a couple of hours at the weekend, some good company and head out on our wild goose chase, hunting meridian markers in East Grinstead

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To mark the Millennium, meridian markers were installed across East Grinstead, most notably in stone. With my nephews Jago (11) and Benjamin (7) who prefers to be called ’Jamin, we set out to bag a few. Leaving East Court car park, walk south past the playground and memorial lawn on the right. Continue to the junction, before turning left into Estcots Drive and walking downhill, past College Close.

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Marker #1 is against a fence. Cross the road safely and find #2 in the hedge opposite. Head back up Estcots Drive, turning left into College Lane at the top. Continue across the bridge, over Beeching Way and the old railway line. The path narrows a little where the stone wall runs alongside it, disappearing completely when peeling left into Old Road. Dropping downhill and around the bend, marker #3 will be against the wall on the left, just after the pair of tall pine trees. Jago and ‘Jamin wanted to know more about the meridian. The prime meridian is the line of O° longitude which passes through Greenwich. It’s the line from which global time is set, and known as GMT or Greenwich Mean Time. Standardised time evolved during the 19th century, replacing ‘local time’ on the expanding railway network. Standard time means clocks showed the same time across the UK, although Lands End remains 22 minutes behind Greenwich on solar time. Follow Old Road to its

junction with Lewes Road. Cross by the traffic island on the right and walk towards the town centre. Marker #4 is imprisoned behind railings, next to a silver birch. Walk uphill to the miniroundabout then turn left into Fairfield Road. Round the corner and 150m further on, marker #5 is against the wall, under railings. Continue onwards to Lewes Road. Turn right and then right again for the Forest Way, which is well signposted. Walk to the next road, Herontye Drive. Turn right and wander downhill, finding #6 about 250m further on, tucked up continued on page 76

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gate,” noted ‘Jamin, “so it’s easy to find.” Jago was already on the swings, “these are good, I can swing really high.” Leaving the playground, turn right into the woods, downhill, right again at the split and past the pond on the left. Emerging at York Avenue, cross to the grass opposite and walk back to Herontye Drive and Forest Way. Follow the former railway into the trees, over the sandstone bridge, taking the right hand fork where it splits. Jago and ‘Jamin enjoyed visualising steam trains from generations past. Follow the path into the subway under Lewes Road, which contains artwork from the local school. Jago thought, “the pictures are cool” while ‘Jamin was eager to know where the next marker was. The underpass greets daylight in Warburton Close. Bear right, then left into Bourg-De-Peage Avenue. Walk north, past the

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school all the way to the end and the junction with Estcots Drive. Cross safely and turn right, ambling downhill for 50m, before turning left for the playing fields. If you have energy to burn, there’s an adventure playground in the trees on the left of the car park. Beyond the car park, follow the road through the parkland and woodland of East Court for 1/3 of a mile, to the end. At the end, turn right and walk downhill to the zebra crossing, turning right onto the footpath, then immediately right onto the access road. Follow this road as far as the target-shooting club on the right. Marker #8 is difficult to spot because it’s a white metal ‘O°’ that can only be seen through a gap in the corrugated fence just beyond the clubhouse. Wander back to the zebra crossing. Cross the road and walk up the two sets of steps opposite. Follow the path over the next zebra crossing, turning left at the zebra crossing immediately after. Find your way across the car park towards the council offices at East Court.

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The remaining eight markers are all close by – this is how we ticked them off. To the left of the buildings is the millennium beacon, which is marker #9. Down the slope from the beacon, in the corner of the car park, tucked up in the coniferous hedge is marker #10. Walk back towards the beacon and the 11½ tonne ironstone monolith is marker #11. Marker #12 is a plaque set in the ground across the far side of the terrace at the rear of East Court. From here, find your way past the war memorial and down the grassy slope on the other side. Markers #13 and #14 are a pair of lime trees, both with small green plaques just above head height. Marker #15 is at the base of the two tallest conifers, where the land drops away. Across the gully journeys end and marker #16 resides in the brambles. We wandered back to the car. ’Jamin was enthralled, “I’ve been in the middle of the world.” Jago felt educated, “it was interesting to learn about standard time, I think anyone would like this walk.” We are very grateful to Les Campbell for bringing us new and exciting local walks every month, and to Robert Veitch for being Les’ legs whilst he is recovering from an accident. Les is a founder member and former Chairman of the Mid Sussex Ramblers, and insists on testing all routes personally, making sure they are suitable for walking. However, even he cannot guarantee the effects of the weather, or roadworks, or any other factors outside of his control. If you would like to send your feedback about a local walk, please email

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Juvenal Revisited By CP Vlieland Juvenal (Decimus Luvenalis) was a Roman poet active in the late first century AD. This book is a reworking of his 16 Satires written in easy to follow free verse and modern idiom The Satires offer a wide-ranging discussion on society and it’s social mores in Ancient Rome. Much of his works can be reflected in the declining traditional values of a burgeoning metropolis especially with regard to the erosion of rural life versus urban population growth. Juvenal’s expression is sensitive and cutting; he does not hold back on his views on morality, integrity and patriotism. His Satires include the role of women, peer pressure, the gift of thrift, crime and punishment, immigration issues and patronage. Each Satire discusses at length a particular degrading or problematical aspect of city life. Indeed Juvenal is

often the source of well-known every day maxims. For example, “that the common people, rather than caring about their freedom are only interested in food and entertainment” or “rather than chase wealth, power or children, one should pray for a sound mind in a sound body” and also, “the troubling question of who can be trusted with power; who will guard or watch the guardians.” Through his colourful invective, his words are an expression of anger and concern at the loss of old fashioned values he idolised. The Satires descries a society hell bent on rewarding perjury, corruption, prostitution, and the raiding of municipal utility.

His intent is to set out clearly the value of tireless truth. Nobility springs not from ancestry but from “doing right.” By Jim James

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Ernest Kleinwort Court forms part of the nationwide network of support services provided by The Disabilities Trust. Majda Ledden explains how they provide accommodation and support for people with complex physical disabilities Ernest Kleinwort Court (EKC) in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, is a cluster of purposebuilt bungalows and was substantially funded by The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust after which the building was named. Formally opened on 29th November 1985 by the late Diana, Princess of Wales, EKC has since supported people with a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and disabilities resulting from accidents or a stroke. As well as providing physical care, the service is committed to

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ensuring that people have control over their lives and are treated with dignity and respect at all times. Karen Perrin, EKC Service Manager commented, “we encourage personal development, confidence and independence for all of our service users, through a wide range of social, vocational and recreational activities. People that we support at EKC have an active part to play in the local community.”

EKCiting Times This February saw the launch of EKC’s quarterly newsletter EKCiting Times! Co-editors William and Daniel run the newsletter to bring EKC’s families up-todate news and updates. Their first newsletter meeting took place at The Disabilities Trust headquarters at Market Place, Burgess Hill on a rather festive Friday 22 December. William has cerebral


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palsy and has lived at EKC since 2010. He is a keen fundraiser and Arsenal football club supporter. William said, “I am excited about being part of the newsletter team and happy to be able to let everyone know what is going on at EKC.” Daniel has cerebral palsy and has been at EKC since 2012 and mentioned, “I am happy to be part of the newsletter team and let you know what’s going on.”

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8QH Burgess Hill & District Lions are sponsoring the shows, which present a programme of song, dance, fun and some magic too. Tickets £5 to include refreshments. Child £2. In advance: Pavilion Elec. Contact: 01273 845291. Friday 02, 09, 16 & 23 March, 19:45-21:45

Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society

Cyprus Hall, Millfield Suite, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX This month we have the following:On Air Night, Talk – UDU Computer Logging, Nag & Natter Night, Radio Night with Table Top Sale. Contact: Stella Rogers 07803 086838, www. . Closed on 30th. Saturday 03 & Sunday 04 March, 09:0017:00

Wood Machining

John Lloyd Fine Furniture, Bankside Farm, Ditchling Common RH15 OSJ This course is an introduction to using the machinery that might be found in a small to medium sized woodworking workshop. Some previous cabinet making skills would be useful for this course, but are not essential. £300. Contact: John Lloyd 01444 480388 Saturday 03 March

International Arena Polo Test Match for the Bryan Morrison Trophy

The All England Polo Club, Hickstead RH17 5NU England vs USA. Make sure you are in the crowd, and experience one of the highlights of the global winter polo season. Rally together your fellow polo fans and head to Hickstead for an unbeatable winter day out, and enjoy a drink on our clubhouse viewing deck as you are treated to the spectacle of fierce, world-class polo action unfolding in the arena below you. £5.00 plus booking fee. 01273 834315 Saturday 03 or Saturday 10 March, 10:00-12:30

Mum and Me Flower Workshop

White Horse Ditchling Hassocks BN6 8TS A floral workshop creating a scented posy and gift design with a local Chelsea gold medal winner. £95 for two people or £47.50 individually. Contact: Chirpee Flowers 01273 951745 Saturday 03 March, Pre-Prep: 10:00-11:00 Prep: 10:00-11:30 Senior: 10:30-13:00

Prep/Pre-Prep Open Morning & Senior/Sixth Form Open Morning

Hurstpierpoint College, BN6 9JS Prep/Pre-Prep: Chalkers Lane - Senior/Sixth Form: College Lane These Open Mornings provide an opportunity to tour the facilities, listen to presentations by the Headmaster and current pupils and meet key members of staff. Contact: Prep/Pre-

Prep: Christina Treadaway, Christina. 01273 836927 Senior/Sixth Form: Dianne Allison, 01273 836937

Saturday 03 March, 09:00-12:00

The Worthing Craft Supplies Market

St Symphorian’s Church, Durrington Hill, Worthing BN13 2PU A one-stop market for an eclectic mix of craft supplies – from items which are used every day and those which are tricky to find in high street shops. Free entry. Saturday 03 March, 10:00-15:00

Forest Row Market

Community Centre Car Park, or Foresters Green, Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DZ Locally produced fine food and crafts market. Contact: Mrs Sue Young (Market Manager) sue.young@ 01342 778062 Saturday 03, 10, 17, 24 & 31 March, 12:0016:00

Sussex Crafts – Knit & Natter

130 South Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 4LT All levels and abilities welcome. We can help you get started and give advice. Come and join us and make new friends whilst having fun. £2 incl. tea/coffee and biscuits. 01444 455611. Sunday 04 March, 09:00-18:00

UK Southern Bookshop

Pavilion Theatre (the Pier), Worthing BN11 3PX Do you love books or are you interested in becoming an author. Do come along to this free event and meet authors from the UK, listen to readings etc. Free giveaways too! Sunday 04 March, 11:00-15:00

Wedding Fayre

Tottington Manor, Edburton Road, Edburton BN5 9LJ Come and view our facilities, meet our wedding co-ordinators and some of our trusted suppliers. Sara Luff 01903 815757 info@tottingtonmanor. Monday 05, 12, 19 & 26 March, 08:00-17:00

General Antiques & Collectables Auction

Gorringes, 15 North Street, Lewes, East Sussex NB7 2PE Gorringes hold a weekly Monday sale. This is a well-established auction holding between 600 and 800 lots of antique and other furniture, ceramics, jewellery, pictures, silver and collectables. 01273 472503 Monday & Wednesdays, 10:00-12:00

Stay & Play Sessions for Parents/ Childminders and Children The Acorns Nursery & Forest School Westmeston Parish Hall nr Ditchling

BN6 8RL Play session for little ones: playing and exploring inside and outdoors. Please bring a scooter or balance bike and wellies! Entry Fee (if applicable), £3 per child. Janet Irwin 01444 455081, www. theacornsnurseryandforest Tuesday 06 March, 10:00-12:00

Burgess Hill U3A – AGM, Coffee Morning and Crop Circles Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Following the AGM, Andy Hill will explore the extraordinary phenomenon of crop circles, which still defy total explanation. £1.50 including raffle ticket. Tuesday 06 March, 10:15-11:45

NHS Retirement Fellowship (Mid Sussex Branch) Meeting

Franklands Village Hall, Franklands Village, Haywards Heath RH16 3RS Monthly Branch Meeting with visiting speaker. New members are always very welcome. Contact: David Goodger goodger_david@ 01444 483480. Tuesday 06 March, 10:00–12:00

Speed Networking

Bill’s Horsham Restaurant, Market Square, Horsham RH12 1EU Come along to our ‘Speed Networking’ event and talk to one of the Ten2Two team to discuss your flexible working options further. Free entry. ten2two-sussex-12696868256 Tuesday 06, 13, 20 & 27 March, 10:30-15:00

IT Drop-in Sessions, 10:30-13:00

Morley’s Bistro, 42 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RG Computer or gadget problems? Why not come to one of our informal ‘drop-in’ sessions being held at Morley’s Bistro. £5 for one 15 minute session. For up to date information please see our website admin@ or our facebook page theitgirlltd, Emma 07938 838861. Tuesday 06 March, 19:30-21:00

Worthing Antique, Arts & Collectors Club

Worthing Lecture Theatre (below main library) Richmond Road, Worthing BN11 1HD Our talk for March is The Typography of the London Underground by Mark Ovenden. All are welcome to attend. Annual membership is £30 or £5 per talk. Andrew Pescott 07984 403890 or Tuesday 06 March, 20:00

The New Inn Charity Quiz Evening

The New Inn, 76 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RQ These quizzes are on the first Tuesday every month. Come a little earlier and join us for dinner. The last Quiz attracted 60 people and raised £90 for

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Tuesday 06 March, 20:00–23:00

The Group for Unattached Men & Women Aged 50+

A pub in Lewes A round of golf ? Day at the races? Country walk? Dinner? Casino? Quiz? Cinema? Holiday? These are events from The Group Diary. The Group meets in Lewes on the first Tuesday evening of every month. Visit and give one of the contact numbers a call. Wednesday 07 March for 7 months

Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre – Celebrates 40th Season

New Barn Road, Amberley, Nr Arundel BN18 9LT With over 50 events held each year from children’s activity days to vehicle shows. Visit our website for more information. Wednesday 07 March, 13:30 for 14:00-16:15

Burgess Hill Flower Club – AGM & Demonstration by Lynda Brayne Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8EU AGM and flower demonstration, refreshments and flower raffle. Come and enjoy a cup of tea. £6.00 (1st visit free with a copy of Sussex Living Magazine).

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Outside The Bay Tree cafe, The Orchards, Haywards Heath Don’t miss Chez Fleur’s pop up for fabulous Mothers’ Day flowers with bouquets for all budgets. Contact Belinda to pre-order. Belinda Campopoiano, 07811 892644,,

Saturday 10 March, 19:30

Mothers’ Day Pop Up Flower Shop

Saturday 10 March, 09:30-12:00

Early Years Open Morning

Michael Hall Steiner School, Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row RH18 5JA Come to an Early Years Open Morning and see for yourself how beautiful and homely our Kindergartens are. There will be time to have a coffee and mingle with other parents, then there will be a presentation from one of our Kindergarten Teachers. Book online at www/ 01342 822275 Saturday 10 – Saturday 31 March, 09:30-16:00

Coombes Farm Lambing

Coombes Farm, Lancing 15 ORS Come and see lambs and calves being born! No booking necessary, families can just turn up. Sorry no dogs, as it upsets the ewes and cows. Ends Sunday 15 April.

Jive Dance Party with DJ’s Mark Hepcat & Long Tall Karen and the House Rockers Balcombe Club, Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe RH17 6HP Vinyl DJ’s who gig in and around the Brighton area and Rockabilly and Rock ‘n’ Roll from the 50s. £7 on the door. Manager 01444 811226 Sunday 11 March

Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre – Mums Can Do

New Barn Road, Amberley BN18 9LT A special day of hands on activities including crafts for children. With crafts, pottery and train driving experiences (subject to availability) for the Mums. Mums visit free with a full paying child. Adult £14, Children £8, Under 4’s free. For more details 01798 831370 Sunday 11 March

The New Inn Mother’s Day Lunch

The New Inn, 76 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RQ Mothers should be cherished all year round, but Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to surprise her and take her out for a special lunch cooked to perfection. To book a table: 01273 834608 Sunday 11 March, 12:30

Steve Crane’s Mother’s Day Special Lunch

Thursday 08 March, 14:30

Saturday 10 March, 10:00-15:00

Clair Hall, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN This month’s lecture is Georgian London by Ian Bevan. Membership £7, plus £3 per lecture. Non-members £5 per lecture. Contact: Anne Tucker 01444 455803.

The King Edward Hall, 24 High Street, Lindfield RH16 2HH A vintage and antiques fair including a cafe serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and homemade cakes to eat in or take away. 50p per person, (LBS members, under 16’s and OAP’s free). Sarah Tampion-Lacey 01444 487470

Balcombe Club, Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road RH176HP The Head Chef, Stephen Crane, of Ockenden Manor in the countryside of Sussex, will be cooking a Mother’s Day lunch. Cost: £35. Half price for Under 12’s. Contact: Manager, Balcombe Club, 01444 811226

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Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row RH18 5JB Parking and entry are free to this 18th century mansion full of a wide variety of interesting and unusual crafts, clothing, plants, food and more. Delightful puppet shows for children, taster therapy sessions and an all-day Café. Fun for all the family! To book a stall: 01342 824944

Ashenground Community Centre, Southdown Close, Haywards Heath RH16 4JR Annual General Meeting and Sussex Wildlife Trust talk on night-time wildlife in the woods. Non-members welcome. Refreshments.

Mid Sussex Association National Trust

Thursday 08 March, Registration 18:00-18:45

Firewalk for St Peter and St James Hospice

Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AL Enjoy an interactive seminar before facing your fears and taking a daring dash across burning coals. Entry is just £25 per person with a promise to raise £100+ in sponsorship for the hospice. If you have any further questions then email uk or call 01444 471598. Friday 09 March, 19:00 for 19:30

Henfield Garden Club AGM – Sussex Fruit Trees

The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 9DB During speaker, Mark Piper’s talk we will learn more about fruit trees – but especially how to get the most out of a fruit tree. £3 for non-members. Friday 09 March, 20:00-21:30

Burgess Hill History Society – Brickmaking in Burgess Hill in the 18th Century

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX Heather Warne talks on Burgess Hill’s brick and tile entrepreneurs from the Elizabethan Age to the 18th Century. Members £1, Visitors £3. Contact: Fred Avery 01444 235088

Lindfield Bonfire Society Vintage and Antiques Fair

Mansion Market

Saturday 10 March, 19:00-21:00

The Majesty of Mozart

St Mary the Virgin, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead RH19 2DS East Grinstead Choral Society presents an evening of inspirational music including Mozart’s Vespers & Coronation Mass, with Meridian Chamber Orchestra. Adult £15, Student £8. For further information visit, 01342 328774. Saturday 10 March, 19:30-22:00

Question Time and Auction

Newick Village Hall, Western Road, Newick BN8 4LE Chair – Adam Boulton. Panel – Piers Morgan, Maria Caulfield MP, Prof Debra Humphris and Sir Hugh Orde. £15. Contact: Ian Reekie 01825

Friends of Ashenground & Bolnore Woods – Illustrated Talk and AGM

Sunday 11 March, 19:30-21:45

The Friends of St Peter’s Church Chailey – Mozart Requiem

St Peter’s Church, Chailey Green, Near Lewes BN8 4DA Sussex Choir Coro Nuovo give a candlelit performance of Mozart Requiem. Music Director: Andy Rees. Tickets: £12.50 (concessions £10) (accompanied children under 16 free). Contact: Janet Barnes Tel: 01825 722574 friendsofstpeterschailey@ online-tickets/ Monday 12 March, 10:00 Coffee, 10:30-12:00 Talk

The Arts Society Steyning

The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning BN443XZ James Russell will give an illustrated talk on Lover, Teacher, Muse or Rival?

Couples in Modern British Art. Visitors £5.00 donation. 01903 297553.

Tuesday 12 March, 14:00 for 14:15-16:30

Mid Sussex Philatelic Society King Edward Hall, Lindfield RH16 2SL (Lunch at the Bent Arms from 12.00). Visit from the Heathfield Philatelic Society. Contact: Jim Etherington 01273 471897 Monday 12 March, 14:30

The Arts Society (Henfield) – The Grand Era of Travel in the 1920s & 30s

The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 6DB Claire Walsh talks about how travel, once an elite preserve of the wealthy, became available to everyone. Guest welcome £5. Annual membership £29. Monday 12 March, 19:45

Hassocks Field Society

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH An English History of Freedom– a talk by Andy Thomas. Members £1.50. Visitors £2.00. Contact: Beryl Varley 01273 832351. Monday 12 March, 20:00

The Group for Unattached Men & Women Aged 50+

A pub in Burgess Hill A round of golf ? Day at the races? Country walk? Dinner? Casino? Quiz? Cinema? Holiday? These are events from The Group Diary. The Group meets in Burgess Hill on the second Monday evening of every month. Visit and give one of the contact numbers a call. Tuesday 13 March, 09:30-13:30

Fostering – Drop-in Session

Worthing Library, Richmond Road, Worthing BN11 1HD Come and find out more about becoming an adoptive parent. To view our video on a real-life foster family, visit our West Sussex videos pages ( and see our Fostering – the inside story. Tuesday 13 March, 10:00-12.00

Speed Networking

The View, Kingsway, Hove BN3 4FU Come along to our ‘Speed Networking’ event and talk to one of the Ten2Two team to discuss your flexible working options further. Free entry. ten2two-sussex-12696868256 Tuesday 13 March, 14:30

Lindfield Preservation Society presents an Illustrated Talk

King Edward Hall, 24 High Street, Lindfield RH16 2HH This talk is on Newhaven Fort –Past and Present by Ian Everest. As the Manager of Newhaven Fort, Ian talks about the trials and tribulations of converting this Scheduled Ancient Monument into a popular visitor attraction. Free entry. Tuesday 13 March, 19:45

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Club Suite, Village Hall, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint BN69UY An illustrated talk by Lesley Baker on her life as a tree surgeon. £1 Members and £2 Non-members. Contact: Kathy Green

Mad Hatters Tea Party

The Aga Shop, 10 Market Square, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1EU AGA Demonstrator David Pengelly will cook a mouthwatering selection of Easter Treats with a Chocolate Twist. Tickets £24.00, 01403 254955

23rd - 25th March 2018 Come and see these noisy, smelly engines visiting the Bluebell Railway for the first time.

30th March - 2nd April 2018 Catch the train to Kingscote Station for an enchanted welcome to wonderland. Book a table in advance for an utterly crackers cream tea! Competition for the maddest hat! Adventure Hunt Games / Rides Tea Tent Children's craft activities

Wednesday 14 March 12:00-14:00

Easter Bakes Bread and Cakes with a Chocolate twist

Wednesday 14 March, 14:00

East Grinstead Arts Society – Demonstration

Meridian Hall, East Court, College Lane, East Sussex RH19 3LT A demonstration by Roger Dellar ROI, PI, RI of paintings of interiors in oils. Roger is a professional figurative artist who regularly exhibits in galleries in the UK and USA. Nonmembers are welcome! Wednesday 14 March, 19:45 for 20:00-22:00

Branch Line

18th - 20th May 2018 Come along for a fun-packed weekend showcasing Bluebell Railway’s small locomotives. Hop on and off with our busy schedule and enjoy watching our small locos shunting up and down through the stations.


25th - 29th May 2018 60163 ‘Tornado’ Enjoy a 'Teddy Bear's Picnic’ on board this famous locomotive, recently seen in ‘Paddington 2’,

Hassocks Horticultural Society – Growing & Showing Dahlias

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Darren Everest, Dahlia Grower and Richard Thomas, Chairman of Judging National Dahlia Society, will be speaking on the subject of Growing and Showing Dahlias. Members £1.50, Visitors £2.50. Refreshments included. Wednesday 14 March, 20:00

Lindfield Horticultural Society: Fuchsias-a talk by Derek Dexter

King Edward Hall, 24 High Street, Lindfield RH16 2HH Derek will share knowledge and years of experience of growing fuchsias. £1 members. £3 visitors All welcome. 01444 458509 www.lindfieldhorts. Wednesday 14 March, 20:00

Balcombe History Society – Experiences of World War II

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Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe RH17 6HP Mrs Penelope Greenwood talks with Roy Bliss about childhood experiences in Sussex during World War II. £1 members and £3 visitors, including refreshments. Contact: Julie Budgen 01444 811641 julie.budgen@ Wednesday 14 March, 20:00-22:00

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Function Suite, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN An illustrated talk in French by Barbara Julien. This talk is entitled L’histoire des Huguennots: diaspora et assimilation. Contact: Barbara Stevens 01444 452385. Thursday 15 March, 19:00

Jen Campbell – Bodily Difference & The History of Fairy Tales Old Market Yard, Cantelupe Road, East

Grinstead RH19 3BJ Why did Hans Christian Anderson write The Little Mermaid? How did science interact with fairy tales in the 1800s? info@eastgrinsteadmuseum. Thursday 15 March, 15:00

Haywards Heath Prostate Cancer Support Group The Dolphin Surgery, Butlers Green Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4BN There will be a talk by a member of the Mid Sussex Wellbeing team and two speakers from Genesis Care. Entry is free and refreshments will be available.Contact: Arthur Millard 01403 262868 Thursday 15 March, 19:30

Food & Wine Pairing Evening – A Taste of Spain

The New Inn, 76 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RQ These evenings are on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Each course of regional dishes will be accompanied with a sample of wine carefully selected by Southdown Cellars. £39.95 per person. Booking essential as limited spaces. 01273 834609 Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 March, 19:45

Henfield Theatre CompanyConfusions by Alan Ayckbourn

The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 9DB Running for 3 nights, this wonderful comedy consists of five mini-plays all apparently separate but, in fact, cleverly interlinked. Tickets £8 and £10. Box Office: Stevens Estate Agents, Henfield High Street, 01273 492141 www. Friday 16 March, 09:30-14:30

Learn to Sew with Jersey

Made and Making, Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY Learn how to work with and get the best from stretch fabrics. £65. sarah@ 07967 819540 Friday 16 March, 10:00-12:00

The Visually-Impaired Reading Group

Haywards Heath Library, 34 Boltro Road, Haywards Heath RH16 1BN This group meets every third Friday. Transport provided. Contact Dorothy Lazenby on 01444 450947.

Friday 16 March, 14:00-16:30

Strictly Dance Magic – Tea Dance Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Sprung floor. Entry £5 with tea/ coffee and cake included. Enquiries 01444 248926 or 07767 411115. Friday 16 March, 19:15-21:45

Music for Everyone

The Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX International organist/keyboard player James Sargeant. Entry £5 on

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Friday 16 March, 19:30

Lent Concert

Lancing College, Great School, Lancing BN15 ORW This year’s programme will include music by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Mozart and Duke Ellington. Tickets £12 from the Music Department 01273 465969 Friday 16 March, 19:00

Comedy Dinner Show – The Wedding Breakfast

Tottington Manor, Edburton, Nr Henfield BN5 9LJ Comedy dining, you are invited to the wedding of the year where anything and everything that can go wrong will go wrong! £39.50 per person, including delicious 3 course dinner. Contact: Sara Luff 01903 815757 Saturday 17 March

Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre – Morris Dancers’ Day

New Barn Road, Amberley BN18 9LT A day celebrating the art of Morris dancing, with Sussex Morris dancers and a visiting Morris group from Cornwall. Enjoy displays of traditional dancing throughout the day. Adults £14, Children £8, Under4’s free. 01798 831370.

Free Admission For Kids Food Concessions Great Day Racing Picnic Area Funfair Hospitality Marquee Restaurant

Saturday 17 March, 10:00-13:00

Repair Café Forest Row

Community Centre, Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DZ If your jeans need patching, your bike is squeaking or your kettle won’t boil, bring it along and see if we can help. Free to enter. All repairs are free but donations will be gratefully received towards ongoing costs of the service. RepairCafeForestRow Saturday 17 March, 10:30-12:30

RSPCA Brighton Easter Fair

Patcham Methodist Hall, Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton BN1 8QE Lots of bargains, cakes, books, tombola, raffle, delicious refreshments and much more! All proceeds go to help the animals. 01273 554218. Saturday 17 March, 19:00-22:00

St Patrick’s Evening

St Symphorin’s Church Hall, New Road, Worthing BN13 3HU An evening of food and music with an Irish feel. Entertainment by local band, Harvest Home plus Irish style food. £10 per person. Contact: Jane Winter 01903 268109 theoffice@ Saturday 17 March, 19:15-20:00

Concert by Coro Nuovo

St Mary’s Church, London Road, Balcombe RH17 3PA A performance of Mozart’s Requiem by candlelight with ‘celebrity’ soloists.

Tickets £12.50 or £10 Concessions. for tickets or call Kate 07740 946276.

Monthly meeting talk. £1.00 members and £2.00 non-members.

Saturday 17 March, 19:30

Monday 19 March, 19:45-21:15

Holy Trinity Church, Lewes Road, Forest Row RH18 5AF Music for Lent and Easter. Conductor: Tom Scratchley. Organist: David Ponsford. Tickets £12 on the door or in advance from The Seasons, Forest Row.

St Barnabas Church Hall, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead RH19 4AT Wildlife of the Seychelles by Glenda Law, our much travelled Vice Chairman. £4.50 for guests including refreshments. Contact: 01342 315051

Forest Row Choral Society presents Cherubini Requiem

Saturday 17 March, 19:30

Tuesday 20 March [Doors Open 09:45] Lecture 10:20-11:20 Approx

Balcombe Club, Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road RH176HP Top Acts from the London Comedy Scene. £10. Contact: 01444 811226,

The Woodlands Centre, 10 Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB Lecture on The Adventures of Robert Cockerell in 19th Century Greece. Guests welcome - £5. Membership Secretary 01903 245971.

Sunday 18 March, 19:30

Tuesday 20 March, 13:40

Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative folk music, vocal trio Lady Maisey shine brightly. Booking: online, phone 01444 242888 or pop in to the Box Office.

Lancing College Recital Room, Lancing BN15 ORW Each concert lasts about half an hour. Admission is free. Tickets can be ordered in advance or obtained from Reception at the College on the day. 01273 465969.

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Tuesday 20 March, 14:30-16:30

Memory Moments Café

Monday 19 March, 14:00

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Tuesday 20 March, 19:45

Wolstonbury WI Monthly Meeting

Club Suite, Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road BN6 9UY A Sussex Farm during the 1950s by Ian Everest. Jane Biggs on 01273 834421. Tuesday 20 March, 20:00-22:00

Lindfield & District Folk Dance Club

Ashenground Community Centre, Vale Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4JR Folk dancing for fun, no partner needed. £2 including tea/coffee and biscuit at half-time. First evening free. Contact: Mike 01444 482741. Wednesday 21 March, 10:15 for 10:45-12:00

The Arts Society Mid Sussex

Clair Hall Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN Celebrating the Royal Academy of Arts: its 250th Anniversary 1768-2018. Lecture by Pamela Campbell-Johnston. The talk will explore a selection of its Summer Exhibitions. Non-members welcome: £7 on door. Wednesday 21 March, 18:30-20:30

Fostering – Info Evening

24 Southwick Street, Southwick BN42 4TE Come and find out more about becoming an adoptive parent. To view our video on a real-life foster family, visit our West Sussex videos pages ( and see our Fostering – the inside story. Wednesday 21 March, 20:00

Celebrity Recital at Lancing College

Lancing College Great School, Lancing BN15 ORW To honour the Centenary of WWI, Ani Batikian and Roland Roberts will perform a themed recital entitled From Armenia to Armistice. Tickets £12 (£10 concessions). You may collect tickets on the door, on the day, but are advised to purchase tickets in advance. Contact: 01273 465969 Wednesday 21 March, 20:00-22:30

Meeting of the Royal Marines Association

Upstairs Function Room, The Royal British Legion, 9-11 Buckingham Road, Shoreham by Sea BN43 5UA A gathering of Ex Royal Marines and veterans to have a meeting about local events and to socialise together. Yearly Membership Fee of £15 plus £3 local subs. Contact: Maureen Copelin 01273 236437 Thursday 22 March, 13:00

Baking Masterclass at Haywards Heath Retirement Development Renaissance Retirement’s Fleur-de-Lis, Bolnore Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4BA Christine Wallace, quarter-finalist of the Great British Bake Off, is hosting a baking master-class at the No 1 retirement development in Haywards


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Heath. Places are limited. To reserve yours, please phone 01444 455699.

Thursday 22 March, 19:00-21:30

Food & Wine Pairing Dinner with South African Wines at Hydro Hotel

Hydro Hotel, Mount Road, Eastbourne BN20 7HZ A really fun evening pairing South African wines with a three course dinner with a wine expert explaining the wines. £45.00 per head. Contact: Fizz on Foot Limited Ian Shearer 01323 737271. Friday 23 March, 10:00-15:00

Clay Pigeon Shoot

Southdown Gun Club, Muntham Farm, Findon BN14 ORQ Teams of 4 - £500, Individuals £125 – includes breakfast, tea and coffee, shooting and a delicious lunch. Raising funds for our Ashdown Centre for children and young people with disabilities and additional needs. To register call 01903 528613 or email Helen on Friday 23 March, 19:00-21:00

Silent Auction

Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 9DB A hot supper is included in the £10 ticket price. Tickets available from The Henfield Haven, Jasmines or Stokes in Henfield High Street. Profits will be shared equally between The Henfield Hall and The Henfield Haven. Friday 23 March, 20:00

Hurstpierpoint Historical & Geographical Society

The Guide Hall, Trinity Road Car Park, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Charles II and his escape through Sussex in 1651. Speaker-Helen Poole, Curator at Crawley Museum. Admission: Free to Members. Non-members welcome: Entrance £3. £2 to Members of other Historical Societies. Saturday 24 March, 08:15-13:00

A Day in the Classroom

Michael Hall Steiner School, Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row RH18 5JA An exceptional opportunity to experience a typical day in the life of a Michael Hall pupil. Choose from either Lower School or Upper School and see for yourself how the curriculum works within various lessons. Book online at www/ 01342 822275 contact@ Saturday 24 March, 09:00-12:30

Hassocks Village Market

National Tyres Forecourt, 60 Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8AR A lively and bustling village market supporting local producers and crafts-people. Huge selection of fresh produce and much more. Music and singing, weather depending, plus Hassocks Football Club. Contact: Amanda Felix 01273 842701 or via Facebook ‘Hassocks Village Market’. Saturday 24 March, 09:30–11:00

Jumble Sale

St. Barnabas Hall, Worth Road, Pound Hill, Crawley RH10 7DY Variety of items, books, bric-abrac, clothing, household items, refreshments, toys etc. 40p adults, free for children. All welcome. Parish Office 0300 111 8150. Saturday 24 to Saturday 31 March

Easter Family Fun and Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG Hop through the beautiful grounds following the trail of the Lindt Gold Bunny to claim your delicious chocolate treat. For further info and ticket prices: or 01732 865224. Continues until 15 April. Saturday 24 March, 10:00-12:00

Fairtrade Stall, Coffee Morning & Children’s Activities

Hassocks United Reformed Church, 23, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8AB Traidcraft stall. Sample fairly traded tea, coffee, biscuits, chocolate etc. Children’s activities. Julia Scotland, 01444 871812, 07522 866237. Saturday 24 March, 10:00-12:00

Spring Fair

Haywards Heath URC, 55 South Road, Haywards Heath RH15 4LQ We have lots of stalls including gifts, toiletries, cakes, books and raffle. Refreshments available. Free entry. Margaret Drake on 01444 454618 Saturday 24 March, 10:00-12:00

Hurst, Hassocks & Ditchling U3A Open Morning & Activities Fayre Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH We will be very pleased to show you what we do at HH&D U3A. Refreshments available. Free entry. Saturday 24 March, 10:00-12:00

Paws & Claws Spring Fair

Adsastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Spring Fair with homemade cakes, clothes, books, toys, jewellery, cards, gifts, tombola and raffle. 20p entry. Saturday 24 March, 10:00-12:30

Easter Coffee Morning

Foyer of Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Please come enjoy this coffee morning in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. All enquiries to Judy Redd 01444 248595 Saturday 24 March

Worthing Music Centre Open Day Bohunt School, Queen Street, Worthing BN14 8AH See Local Living. Saturday 24 March, 10:00-12:30

Overworked, Overstretched & Overtired Mums

Sussex Tuition Centre, 14-16 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4EA Learn 3 simple ways to create instant breathing space in your busy life. £30 booked and paid for by 11th March, £50 thereafter. The Butterfly Within 02080905007, 0795743051

Saturday 24 March, 10:30-17:00

Spring Festival

Michelham Priory House & Gardens, Upper Dicker, Nr Hailsham BN27 3QS Thousands of daffodils bursting into colour – talks, tours, workshops, displays, games, chef demonstrations and more! Included in standard admission fee. Contact: 01323 844224, www. Finishes15 April. Saturday 24 March, 13:30

Scaynes Hill Cricket Club Open Day Freshfield Lane RH17 7NP If your child is older than eight, then come along and join us for our Open Day at our home ground, for a taster session where you will be able to join our current and new junior members. Saturday 24 March, 13:30-19:00

Come and Sing Stainer’s Crucifixion

St. Swithun’s Church, St Swithun’s Close, East Grinstead RH19 3BB Join East Grinstead Choral Society for a relaxed afternoon visiting this wellloved work. Public performance in St. Swithun’s Church 6pm. Singers £20; audience £5. or 01342 321340 Saturday 24 March, 14:00

Worth Horticultural Society Spring Show & Table Top Sale

The Haven Centre, Hophurst Lane, Crawley Down RH10 4LJ Fragrant Spring flowers, plus several vegetable classes etc. Table-top sales and refreshments. For further information: Martyn Mason 01342 714858 or to hire a table: Shirley Donaldson 01342 713423 Saturday 24 March, 14:00-16:00

National Trust – The Story of English Freedom

Durrington Community Centre, Romany Road, West Durrington BN13 3FJ Andy Thomas, presenter and author, will be talking on some significant historical changes. WNTA members £2 visitors £4. Gillian Johnson 01903 416815 www. Saturday 24 March, 19:00-23:00

Demo & Dine Evening

Michelham Priory House & Gardens, Upper Dicker, Nr Hailsham BN27 3QS Michelham Priory’s Michelin Star trained chef will be demonstrating a delicious vegan 3-course meal to enjoy at the Priory. £27. Booking is required by calling 01323 849141 or email Saturday 24 March, 19:45-22:00

James Willshire and Pippa Harrison, Piano Duo

St Wilfrid’s Church, Haywards Heath, St Wilfrid’s Way RH16 3QH Mozart, Brahms and some popular works. £15. Contact: Christine Colbourne 01444 456227 Monday 26 March, 19:45

Hassocks Field Society

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Safe Haven for Donkeys a talk by Melanie

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By Michal Leach. £4 member, £5 non-members. Contact: Mark Roberts 01342 843190.

Tuesday 27 March, 10:00-16:00

Wednesday 28 March, 20:00-22:00

Bonhams Valuation Day

The Courtlands Hotel, 19-27 The Drive, Hove BN3 3JE Bonhams specialists will be at the Courtlands Hotel to offer free and confidential advice on items you may be considering selling at auction. For appointments and enquiries 01273 220000 Wednesday 28 March, 09:30-14:30

Creative Textile Printing

Made and Making, Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY Make a variety of samples exploring printing techniques and how to construct your own repeat patterns. £60. 07967 819540. Wednesday 28 March, 19:15 for 19:30

Mid Sussex Philatelic Society

Burgess Hill Girls School, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill RH15 OEG An evening in Brazil with Janet and Nick Nelson. Contact: Jim Etherington 01273 471897 Wednesday 28 March, 19:45-22:00

Local RSPB Talk – The Children’s Eternal Forest

Old Court House, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT

Sussex Bonsai Group – Group Meeting

Wivelsfield Village Hall, Eastern Road, Wivelsfield RH17 7QH This meeting is for Bonsai enthusiasts and beginners. Chris Durne of Bonsai Kai will be demonstrating at this meeting. All welcome to attend., www.sussexbonsaigroup.wordpress. com 07342 650713. Thursday 29 March, 10:00-16:00 (and every last Thurs of each month)

Teacher & TA Recruitment Day!

The Mallings Business Centre, 112 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RG To register with Class Cover for daily, short or long term supply cover work, give us a call. 01273 957908 or email We look forward to hearing from you! Friday 30 & Saturday 31 March, 09:30-17:30

Dusty’s Giant Easter Duck Hunt

WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road, Arundel, BN18 9PB Help Dusty Duck find the cheeky giant yellow ducks hiding around the stunning grounds this Easter! Centre Admission prices from: Adults £11.81, Concession: £10, Child: £6.31, Under 4’s free. 01903 881530 Info.

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Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath RH16 1XP Solve the puzzles and be rewarded with a chocolate treat! On selected days: crafts, storytelling, face painting, the Easter Bunny. £2 per trail (incl. a chocolate prize), plus Garden admission (free to Friends of Borde Hill). Contact: 01444 450326 www. This event finishes on Sunday 15 April.

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The Rowland Gibson Charity Swim

Peter Rabbit goes wild at Wakehurst

Wakehurst, Ardingly Road, Haywards Heath RH17 6NT Enjoy a Peter Rabbit inspired Easter holiday at Wakehurst. Experience a festival filled with interactive trails, games, crafts and storytelling. Free with Standard Garden entry. Children 16 and under free. Contact: wakehurst 01444 894066 This event finishes on Sunday 15 April. Saturday 31 March, 10:00-13:00

Burgess Hill Theatre Club Coffee Morning

Burgess Hill Theatre, Church Walk, Burgess Hill RH15 9AS Enjoy coffee, tea and cakes at the Theatre and the Box Office opens for our Spring Production by Michael Frayn. contact@burgesshilltheatreclub.

Burgess Hill Horticultural Society – Flower and Produce Show

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX A traditional horticultural show, full of springtime scents and colours! Also, refreshments, tombola, plant and produce stalls. Admission: 50p. 01444 257806 Saturday 31 March, 16:30-21:00 Splashpoint, Brighton Road, Worthing BN11 2EN Swimming, having fun and raising funds all at the same time! To book a place and for more info visit www. swim2018 or Fran Harman 07715 989649. Raising money for Guild Care’s Ashdown Children’s Centre. Saturday 31 March, 20:00-22:45

Strictly Dance Magic – Ballroom Dance with Easter Theme Croft Hall, Burgess Hills Girls’ School, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill RH15 OEG Ballroom, Latin, Jive and Sequence. Large hall with sprung floor and soft lighting. Ample on-site parking. £6 with complimentary refreshments. Doors open at 19:45. Contact: 07767 411115 or 01444 248926

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Sponsors and winners enjoyed a three-course meal celebrating their contribution, input and support to the local business community A celebratory dinner was recently held by the Adur & Worthing Business Awards at a stylish restaurant in Worthing. The night started with an opportunity for guests to network before taking their seats for a congratulatory speech by Martin Randall, Director for the Economy, Adur & Worthing Councils. Now under the umbrella of the Adur & Worthing Business Partnership (AWBP) as a not-for-profit organisation, the Awards are organised by a committee of successful local business people. Also in attendance on the night were local councillors, Brian Boggis, Adur Executive Member for Regeneration and Kevin Jenkins, Worthing Borough Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration. In its tenth year, the

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awards have become the feature business event across the area showcasing a thriving business community. Following a sell-out event, sponsors have been queuing up to be involved for the 2018 awards, which will take place on Friday 16th November 2018 at The Pavilion, Worthing. Businesses interested in nominating themselves can attend the official launch event, which will take place at Shoreham Airport on 6th June 2018.

The awards feature 18 categories including Best Medium Business (4-49 employees) and recognition for outstanding Customer Service. This year resulted in the highest number of entries, seeing a clash of opposing opinions between those on the judging panel. Tina Tilley, CEO, Worthing & Adur Chamber said, “it’s a real challenge on Judging Day. We spend a day sorting the information and over 10 hours of hard fought deliberation, with every judge having their own professional view on a nomination. It’s a heated affair – but that’s the way it should be! The passion

shown by every member on the panel is genuine and demonstrates a real commitment to the awards. It is a privilege to share the success stories.” Following the success of last year’s awards, only a handful of sponsorship opportunities now remain for 2018. With a number of different sponsorship levels available, it’s a great way to support the local business community and raise your company profile. Many sponsors have indicated a positive return on investment through direct involvement with these business awards. Peter Webb, Managing Director of the current headline sponsor said, “it is my privilege to once again be involved with the Adur & Worthing Business Awards.

This year resulted in the highest number of entries They get bigger and better each year and much of this is down to the businesses and individuals who help to make Adur & Worthing’s economy a force to be reckoned with. 2018 will be no exception and I am confident that they will continue to grow in prestige.” Full updates can be found on the dedicated website

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