December

Daily

Hailsham Pop-up Shop (until December 8th)
10.00am to 5.00pm at 43 High Street, Hailsham
Wilmington Art Group are in the Pop-up Shop this week. Pay them a visit to see what they are all about.

Pictured Memories (until December 15th, except Sunday and Mondays)
10.00am to 1.00pm at Gallery North, 70 High Street, Hailsham, BN27 1AX
An inter-generational community project with an exhibition of more than twenty works by fifteen artists based on the memories of a group of residents from Bowes House who were interviewed by four local students. Check artgallerynorth.co.uk for daily opening times

Sunday 9th

Victorian Christmas
11.00am to 4.00pm at Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker BN27 3QS
With a theme of Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol”, pop along and enjoy the house decorated for Christmas through the ages. There will be carol singing, bell ringing, A Christmas Carol children’s drama sessions, dress up and take your own Victorian Selfie, children’s crafts, and much more. Complete with Father Christmas. Regular admission prices apply. For more details check out sussexpast.co.uk

RAF Centenary Christmas Concert
3.00pm to 5.00pm at Hailsham Civic Community Hall, Vicarage Lane, BN27 2AX
Along with Wealden Brass, there will be a performance by students from Hailsham Community College Orchestra and,for the first time, cadets of 249 Hailsham Squadron ATC will put on a drum display. Tickets available on the door or in advance from Chapter 12: £7.00 adults / £4.00 children, including refreshments at the interval.

Rotary Club of Hailsham – Santa Stops Here, from 5.00pm:
Gleneagles Drive (BMW); The Belfrey; Turnberry Drive; St. Mellion close; Mountain Ash Close; St. Boswells Close; Melrose Close; Pitreavie Drive; Dunbar Drive; Woburn Close; Holyhead Close; Wentworth Close; Sunningdale Close; St Andrews Close.
Visit the Rotary Club Hailsham Facebook page for up-to-date timings.

Monday 10th

Rotary Club of Hailsham – Santa Stops Here, from 5.00pm:
Harebeating Drive; Hawkstown Gardens; Hawkstown View; Harebeating Drive; Falcon Way; Hawkstown Crescent; Harebeating Drive; Harebeating Crescent; Oak Tree Way; Harebeating Crescent; Harebeating Drive; Quinnell Drive.
Visit the Rotary Club Hailsham Facebook page for up-to-date timings.

Tuesday 11th

Rotary Club of Hailsham – Santa Stops Here, from 5.00pm:
Cackleberry Close; Ingrams Way; Arlington Road East; Coopers Way; Blacksmiths Copse; Coopers way; Millers Rise; Carpenters Way; Whiffens Close; Meadow Road; The Holt.
Visit the Rotary Club Hailsham Facebook page for up-to-date timings.

Wednesday 12th

Community Groups Forum (Hailsham Forward)
6.30pm to 7.30pm at St Mary’s Parish Church lounge, Hailsham BN27 1BL
The group will be celebrating its achievements this year by way of a festive party and thanking all those that give their time so generously to help local charities and groups provide funds or enjoyment for the local community. Check Facebook for more details.

Rotary Club of Hailsham – Santa Stops Here, from 5.00pm:
Tesco Hailsham.
Visit the Rotary Club Hailsham Facebook page for up-to-date timings.

Thursday 13th

Rotary Club of Hailsham – Santa Stops Here, from 5.00pm:
Field Close; Cuckmere Close; Sheppy Walk; Iona Close; Shetland Close; Anglesey Avenue; Lundy Walk; Solent Crescent.
Visit the Rotary Club Hailsham Facebook page for up-to-date timings.

Friday 14th

Bonfire Bingo
7.00pm to 10.00pm at Charles Hunt Centre, Vicarage Field, BN27 1BG
Eyes down at 7.30pm raising fund for Hailsham Bonfire Society.

Rotary Club of Hailsham – Santa Stops Here, from 5.00pm:
Tesco Eastbourne.
Visit the Rotary Club Hailsham Facebook page for up-to-date timings.

Saturday 15th

Foodbank Drop-off
9.00am to 11.00am at James West Community Centre, Brunel Drive, Hailsham BN27 3FY
An invitation to the good citizens of Hailsham to visit and drop off some of the items most-wanted by the Hailsham Foodbank and help them help those less-advantaged at a stressful time. For the up-to-date most-wanted list check out hailsham.foodbank.org.uk

Hailsham Christmas Market
9.00am to 3.00pm Hailsham Town Centre
Vicarage Field will be home to a range of stalls selling fine food, Christmas gifts, decorations, cards, cakes and many other items. Various festive refreshments will be on sale to tempt visitors. There will be festive entertainment and activities for children throughout the day for all the family to enjoy, details of which will be announced soon. Hailsham FM will be in attendance

Kind Heart Christmas Festival
9.30am to 3.30pm in Hailsham
Join us for the Kind Heart Christmas Festival, a chance to get thoughtful, original gifts, ethical goods and delicious, compassionate food. It is also an opportunity and find out about the wonderful organisations & charities in and around Hailsham who offer invaluable support in a wide range of settings. A real community event in our lovely East Sussex town and guaranteed to get you in the true Christmas spirit. Let’s celebrate the true meaning of Christmas together and spread the message of joy and kindness.

World War Two Christmas
11.00am to 4.00pm at Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker BN27 3QS
As an Evacuee at Christmas, take part in a wartime classroom lesson and try your hand at writing a message in Morse code. Participate in a Home Guard Drill or make a paper aeroplane and take part in the flying competition! There will be a talk on the Home Guard and women in WWII, and learn about the Evacuees that stayed at Michelham during WWII. There will also be a children’s trail and crafts, and the house will be decorated for Christmas through the ages. Regular admission prices apply, for more details visit sussexpast.co.uk

Introduction to Mindfulness
11.30am to 12.30pm at Hailsham Civic Community Hall, Vicarage Lane, BN27 2AX
Free workshop, hosted by FSN charity (supporting children, young people and families in East Sussex) which aims to help deal with the stress of the Festive time of year. For further information, contact Fee on 01424 423683 or email fperks@fsncharity.co.uk.

Wealden Brass in Concert
2.30pm to 4.30pm at Hailsham Parish Church, Vicarage Road BN27 1BL
More details to follow.

Christmas Concert
7.30pm to 9.30pm at Hailsham Parish Church, Vicarage Road BN27 1BL
Join Hailsham Choral Society for their ever-popular carol concert, a perfect way to get in the Christmas spirit. The theme for this year’s concert is Favourite Carols through the Ages with a programme of carols chosen by members of the choir, from ‘In Dulce Jubilo’ to ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’. There will be a collection, this year supporting View Craft who are an independent voluntary organisation which runs a weekly art and craft group for blind and partially sighted people living in the Eastbourne & Wealden district of East Sussex.
Tickets: adults £12.00; under-16s £6.00.

Rotary Club of Hailsham – Santa Stops Here, from 5.00pm:
Fiennes Road; Dacre Road; Queens Road; Buckwell Rise; Fiennes Road; Fairlaws Drive; The Ridgeway; James Ave; Moncuex Road; Fairlaws Drive; Bagham Lane.
Visit the Rotary Club Hailsham Facebook page for up-to-date timings.

Sunday 16th

Foodbank Drop-off
9.00am to 11.00am at James West Community Centre, Brunel Drive, Hailsham BN27 3FY
An invitation to the good citizens of Hailsham to visit and drop off some of the items most-wanted by the Hailsham Foodbank and help them help those less-advantaged at a stressful time. For the up-to-date most-wanted list check out hailsham.foodbank.org.uk

World War Two Christmas
11.00am to 4.00pm at Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker BN27 3QS
As an Evacuee at Christmas, take part in a wartime classroom lesson and try your hand at writing a message in Morse code. Participate in a Home Guard Drill or make a paper aeroplane and take part in the flying competition! There will be a talk on the Home Guard and women in WWII, and learn about the Evacuees that stayed at Michelham during WWII. The Victory V’s will be singing from 2.00 to 3.00pm, and there will also be a children’s trail and crafts, and the house will be decorated for Christmas through the ages. Regular admission prices apply, for more details visit sussexpast.co.uk

Rotary Club of Hailsham – Santa Stops Here, from 5.00pm:
Portland Close; Goodwin Close; Anglesey Avenue; Cromer Way; Moray Walk; Medway; Solway; Fairisle Close; Medway; Anglesey Avenue; Arren Close; Stroma Gardens; Rockall Drive; The Paddocks.
Visit the Rotary Club Hailsham Facebook page for up-to-date timings.

Monday 17th

Vitality Villages Coffee Morning
10.00am to noon at the Great Space, Herstmonceux Integrative Health Centre, Hailsham Road BN27 4JX
Community Choir Carol sing-along.

Hailsham Song for Christmas Big Screen Premiere
5.00pm at Hailsham Pavilion, George Street
Be one of the few at the special Premiere of the 2018 Hailsham Song for Christmas before it’s released on-line. In aid of Hailsham Foodbank, this special screening will hear from the director and producer of the film along with a special additional movie. Please make time to come along for this very short but special event to support your local Foodbank. Tickets available (at no cost) from Eventbrite

Rotary Club of Hailsham – Santa Stops Here, from 5.00pm:
Portland Close; Goodwin Close; Anglesey Avenue; Cromer Way; Moray Walk; Medway; Solway; Fairisle Close; Medway; Anglesey Avenue; Arren Close; Stroma Gardens; Rockall Drive; The Paddocks.
Visit the Rotary Club Hailsham Facebook page for up-to-date timings.

Tuesday 18th

Rotary Club of Hailsham – Santa Stops Here, from 5.00pm:
Tesco Hailsham
Visit the Rotary Club Hailsham Facebook page for up-to-date timings.

Wednesday 19th

Rotary Club of Hailsham – Santa Stops Here, from 5.00pm:
Tesco Eastbourne
Visit the Rotary Club Hailsham Facebook page for up-to-date timings.

Thursday 20th

Rotary Club of Hailsham – Santa Stops Here, from 5.00pm:
The Stringwalk; Bowley Road; The Haven; Swan Road; Howard Close; Swan Road; Pelham Crescent; Archery Walk; The Stringwalk.
Visit the Rotary Club Hailsham Facebook page for up-to-date timings.

Friday 21st

Rotary Club of Hailsham – Santa Stops Here, from 5.00pm:
Summerheath Road; Beuzeville Avenue; Green Grove; Hawkins Way; Beuzeville Avenue; Rope Walk; Summerfields Avenue; Woodpecker Drive; Sussex Close.
Visit the Rotary Club Hailsham Facebook page for up-to-date timings.

Saturday 22nd

Rotary Club of Hailsham – Santa Stops Here, from 5.00pm:
The Grove; Gilbert Way; Sycamore Drive; Beechwood Close; Holly Close; Birch Way; Sherwood Green; The Avenue; The Drive; Windsor Road; Ersham Road; Knights Garden.
Visit the Rotary Club Hailsham Facebook page for up-to-date timings.

Sunday 23rd

Rotary Club of Hailsham – Santa Stops Here, from 5.00pm:
Tesco Hailsham.
Visit the Rotary Club Hailsham Facebook page for up-to-date timings.

Friday 28th

Children’s Craft Workshop
12.30 to 2.30pm at The Kings Head Cacklebury, 146 South Road, Hailsham BN27 3NJ
Pop along and make, stick and colour in this new event. Ages 3-12 £5 per child, siblings 2 and under free; free squash and free 1st hot drink for every parent/guardian. Limited spaces, booking required with tickets available over the bar. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday 30th

Bluebell Roots
6.30pm to 10.00pm at Bates Green Farm, Arlington BN26 6SH
Join Lily Ramona and Milton Hide for a New Year’s Eve’s Eve celebration, which also includes six open-mic slots, and an extra-special meal cooked by Philippa and Michael Vine of the Bluebell Farmhouse Kitchen. Entry by advance ticket only available from bluebellfarmhousekitchen.co.uk