Local Events Guide

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Weekly Recurring Events

Monday
Flexercise, Charles Hunt Centre, Vicarage Field, BN27 1BG
6.30pm to 7.30pm

Flexercise is a mix of yoga and Pilates type moves with dance and movement to music. It really is a non-competitive class pop along for some fun whilst getting fit. No need to book, £5 per session Contact Margaret Cutting for more details: 01323 769603 / text 0759 2026814.

Monday Youth Club, James West Centre, Brunel Drive, BN27 3FX
6.30pm to 8.00pm

Activities, games and sports for school years 7 to 11 provided by Hailsham Youth Service. Free entry and free WiFI. More details 01323 841702 / 01323 843377.

Swoove Fitness, Polegate Community Centre, Windsor Way, BN26 6QF
7.45pm to 8.45pm 
If you want to try something new and love having a boogie to some great feel-good music, then Swoove fitness could be for you. This is an aerobic exercise class that is suitable for all abilities and runs every Monday until December 3rd. The session includes easy to follow routines, will help to improve your overall fitness and you’ll have lots of fun doing it! Wear something comfy and bring a water bottle with you. Classes are just £5 a session.

Tuesday
Healthy Living Club, Hailsham Methodist Church, High Street opposite Grenadier Pub
10.00am to noon with the first hour featuring light ball games, Boccia, Bowls, Kurling,Table Tennis followed by refreshments, and the second hour featuring a guest speaker.

Craft Club, Union Corner Hall, Hawkes Road, BN27 1NA
2.00pm to 4.00pm: embroidery, knitting and card making, £1 entry.

Pulse After School Club, Hailsham Parish Church - TERM TIME ONLY
An after-school club for under 11’s and their parents between 3.15 and 5pm. With activities such as crafts, games, music and stories, plus tea, coffee and snacks available. Admittance is 50p per child.

Hailsham Parish Church Youth Band – TERM TIME ONLY
For all secondary school age children who are interested in joining a band, whether they would like to sing or play an instrument. Sessions are every Tuesday evening between 7.30 and 8.45pm during term time.

Royal British Legion, Hailsham
Meet every second Tuesday 7.30pm (except January and August) at the Hailsham Club, Vicarage Field.
For more information contact: Frank Berry 01323 843880 / 07510 283666

Fitness session at James West Centre, Brunel Drive, BN27 3FX
Group exercise classes for anyone 16+, run by experienced, fully qualified instructors and suitable for a range of abilities, from 6.30 to 7.30pm. Anyone interested in taking part will need to simply register at www.ourparks.org.uk and book online prior to attending. Follow Hailsham Active on Facebook for more details.

Wednesday
Crafts at the Malthouse, Herstmonceux BN27 4LH
From 9.30 – 11am and 2 – 4pm each week, join in with the Malthouse Beaders, with companionship, chat and tea & coffee. Everyone is welcome, no fee. Visit www.coldfusionglass.co.uk for more details.

Thursday
Hailsham Health Walk
10.30am meeting by the War Memorial in the High Street.
Free, friendly, regular walking with a group, not too challenging, about an hour, just right for gradually building your fitness.No need to book, just turn up!

Hailsham Voices Community Pop Choir
7.00pm to 8.00pm at the James West Community Centre, Brunel Drive, Hailsham BN27 3FY
A fun way to meet people - no music reading ability required, open to all ages and abilities, no auditions. First session free, then £5 per session thereafter. Contact Abbie on 07976 643381 or hailshamvoices@hotmail.com

Friday
Glass at the Malthouse, Herstmonceux
Every second Friday of the month, between 1.30 and 3.30pm, come to our open glass studio to create some of your own warm glass items. £20 fee, including firing charges.

The Bite In Cafe, Hailsham Parish Church
If you’re new to Hailsham, come and make new friends every Friday morning between 9.30am and noon in the lounge at the side of the church. The kettle is also on and tea, coffee and hot chocolate is available, plus cakes and scones.

The Friday Night Project
The Friday Night Project, which is funded by The Safer Wealden Partnership and managed/funded by Hailsham Town Council, works in partnership with Hailsham Community College and other partners to help create alternative recreational activities for young people on Friday evenings, and continues to be a feature in young people’s social events calendar throughout the year. Check out the event calendar at www.hailsham-fnp.org/programme

Saturday
Fitness session at James West Centre, Brunel Drive, BN27 3FX
Group exercise classes for anyone 16+, run by experienced, fully qualified instructors and suitable for a range of abilities, from 9.00 to 10.00am and 10.00 to 11am. Anyone interested in taking part will need to simply register at www.ourparks.org.uk and book online prior to attending. Follow Hailsham Active on Facebook for more details.

Hailsham Street Market, Hailsham Town Centre.
8.30am to 3pm, with regular stalls selling fruit & vegetables, confectionary, sausages, savouries, jams, cards, clothes.


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


January

Wednesday 2nd

Hailsham Historical & Natural History Society
7.30pm to 9.30pm at Charles Hunt Centre, Vicarage Field, Hailsham BN27 1BG
Ed Tyhurst present a talk on the "Aluminium Harvest": World War Two Plane Crash Sites.

Friday 25th

Burn's Night Charity Dinner Dance
6.45pm to midnight at Willingdon Golf Club, Southdown Road, Eastbourne BN20 9AA
Raising funds to support the Hailsham Pavilion, HOPS presents their annual Burn's Night featuring a traditional Scottish piper, three-course meal, tot of whiskey and coffee and a disco. Tickets £30 per person; for booking forms and menu choices contact Caroline on 01323 846000 or email tonycaroline@btinternet.com. Evening dress, black tie or lounge suits; Scottish accessories optional!

Saturday 26th

What Can I Join In Hailsham Showcase Event
10.00am to 2.00pm at Hailsham Church, Vicarage Road, BN27 1BL
This event is a showcase of all the things you and your family can join in Hailsham at a time when traditionally, people decide they want to get fitter, slimmer, join something and/or do something for their community. Come along and meet the people behind these groups, enjoy refreshments by Demelza Hospice Care for Children, browse the many groups attending in both the church and the church lounge, watch some demonstrations and displays and before you go home, fill in the questionnaire for the chance of winning one of the prizes. This year there will be various singing groups throughout the day from Choral Society to Pop Choir, Gospel singing and singing for health groups and individual/group lessons.
For a full list of attendees, search on Facebook for "Community Groups Forum (Hailsham Forwards).


February

Wednesday 6th

Hailsham Historical & Natural History Society
7.30pm to 9.30pm at Charles Hunt Centre, Vicarage Field, Hailsham BN27 1BG
Kevin Gordon talks about "The Armistice and Beyond".

Saturday 23rd

Charity Quiz Night
7.15pm at Summerheath Hall, Summerheath Road, Hailsham BN27 3DR
Raising funds to support the Hailsham Pavilion, HOPS invite you to get your brains in gear for a quiz which includes a buffet platter. Teams of no more than six, £7.50 per person, book by phoning Paula on 01323 841373. Bring your own drinks