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.

STARTING SEPTEMBER 10TH: 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.

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

Wednesday
Crafts at the Malthouse, Herstmonceux
From 9.30 – 11am and 2 – 4pm each week, join in with the MalthouseBeaders, with companionship, chat and tea & coffee. Everyone is welcome, no fee.

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

Boxerciseclass
6.30pm to 7.30pm at Recreation Ground, Western Road, Hailsham 
Pop along and let fully-trained instructor Andrea help you on your journey to your fitness goals.

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
Our Parks at Recreation Ground, Western Road, Hailsham
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. Meet by the Kids Playground. Anyone interested in taking part will need to simply register at www.ourparks.org.uk and book online prior to attending.

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


September

Hailsham Festival is running from 8th to 23rd September. For full details of events and the Art Trail, check out the event catalogue available from many local venues, or visit www.hailshamfestival.uk

Tuesday 18th

Richard III and Psychosis - 2.30pm to 3.30pm at Chapter 12 Wine Bar & Kitchen, 12 High Street, BN27 1BJ

Dance Folk - 7.45pm to 10.00pm at Charles Hunt Centre, Vicarage Field, BN27 1BG

Wednesday 19th

Festival Film: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll - 7.30pm to 10.00pm at George Street, BN27 1AE

Figaro Pie! - 7.30pm to 10.00pm at Bucklers Café, St. Mary's Walk,
BN27 1AF

Thursday 20th

Active Play
3.30pm to 4.30pm at Horsebridge Recreation Ground, BN27 2DJ
Join the Active play crew for free sports and play after school. If weather is poor, indoor activities will be available in the pavilion at Horsebridge. Keep up to date with this and other events on Facebook – search for Active Communities Wealden.

Oh What A Loveley War - 7.30pm to 10.00pm at Summerheath Hall, Summerheath Road, BN27 3DR

Gospel Choir Workshop and Perfromance - 7.30pm at St Peter & St Pauls Church, Church Lane, Hellingly, BN27 4HA

Tom Fitzpatrick - 8.30pm to 11.00pm at Chapter 12 Wine Bar & Kitchen, 12 High Street, BN27 1BJ

Friday 21st

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.

3 Minute Flix Awards Ceremony - 7.00pm to 9.30pm at Hailsham Pavilion, George Street, BN27 1AE

Oh What A Loveley War - 7.30pm to 10.00pm at Summerheath Hall, Summerheath Road, BN27 3DR

Wakin' Snakes - 8.30pm to 11.00pm at Chapter 12 Wine Bar & Kitchen, 12 High Street, BN27 1BJ

Food Drink & Music Festival
7.00pm to 11.00pm at The Berwick Inn, Station Road, Berwick BN26 6SZ
Gin bar; craft beer, cider and bitter; food from around the globe; live music all weekend; kids cinema tent & bouncy castle assault course.

Saturday 22nd

Baked Bean Bonanza 
8.30am to 3.00pm at Hailsham Street Market, Vicarage Field. 
Hailsham Foodbank is always grateful for every donation however, at the moment, they have too many beans! Pop along to the street market with some tinned fruit, vegetables, custard, rice pudding, soup or tomatoes and swap for a tin of baked beans or spaghetti.

WynterCon 5 
10.00am to 5.00pm at Princes Park, Eastbourne BN22 7LL 
The south coast’s largest community, family friendly, multi-genre, fantasy, cosplay and sci-fi event, all held under an all-weather big top returns for its fifth year, featuring: Guests from Film & TV; Steampunk themed activities; Artists, authors & prop exhibits; Game of Thrones photo opportunity; Huge cosplay competition; Light sabre combat academy & Wand battle workshop; CCG / RPG board games zone. For more information & tickets visit www.wyntercon.org

Singing Workshop - 10.30am to noon at Callenders Restaurant, 80 & 82 High Street BN27

Oh What A Loveley War - 2.30pm to 5.00pm and 7.30pm to 10.00pm at Summerheath Hall, Summerheath Road, BN27 3DR

Zulu Afternoon Workshop - 3.30pm to 5.00pm at Hailsham Pavilion, George Street, BN27 1AE

Zulu Tradition Festival Showstopper - 7.30pm to 10.00pm at Hailsham Pavilion, George Street, BN27 1AE

Helen Sharpe Quartet - 8.30pm to 11.00pm at Chapter 12 Wine Bar & Kitchen, 12 High Street, BN27 1BJ

The Hits of 1968 
7.30pm ‘til late at Inn on the Park, Deanland Wood Park, Golden Cross BN27 3RN 
Jill, Marilyn & Andy, George & Mary and “Nothing is Real” perform songs from 50 years ago in aid of charity. Raffle. Free entry.

Food Drink & Music Festival
7.00pm to 11.00pm at The Berwick Inn, Station Road, Berwick BN26 6SZ
Gin bar; craft beer, cider and bitter; food from around the globe; live music all weekend; kids cinema tent & bouncy castle assault course.

Sunday 23rd

A Taste of Sussex Food & Drink Fair
10.30am to 4.30pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker
There will be stalls showcasing some of the best locally produced food and drink for you to buy. The Michelin Star Chef will be demonstrating how to make some lovely dishes from some of the food on display.Find out more about how this food is produced locally in the county of Sussex. Normal admission process apply.

WynterCon 5 
10.00am to 5.00pm at Princes Park, Eastbourne BN22 7LL 
See Saturday for details.

Hailsham Community College Ensembles - 3.00pm to 4.00pm at Hailsham Pavilion, George Street, BN27 1AE

Food Drink & Music Festival
7.00pm to 11.00pm at The Berwick Inn, Station Road, Berwick BN26 6SZ
Gin bar; craft beer, cider and bitter; food from around the globe; live music all weekend; kids cinema tent & bouncy castle assault course.

Monday 24th 

Hellingly to Chiddingly Circular walk 
11.00am to 4.00pm at Cuckoo Trail car park Station Road, Hellingly, (BN21 4EU) 
8-mile walk through rural settings, villages, arable fields and woodland with largely flat terrain, but some bridal paths can be muddy and uneven. Some styles from Chiddingly crosses A267 out and back with some B Road sections, (Muddles Green – Chiddingly). Also passes through some farms. Some points of interest on route; Farleys House and Gallery, with Cafe & public toilets. 6 Bells, Church and 4 oak carvings, Chiddingly. Others just off main route subject to demand. Hellingly Church, Water Mill and Derelict Manor house at Chiddingly. Maximum 10 walkers, visit eastbourneandleweswalkfest.org to book.

Hailsham Community Land Trust
From 7.00pm at Fleur de Lys Meeting Room, Town Council Offices, Market Street
Hosted by Hailsham Town Council, the public meeting will include a presentation explaining the structure and purpose of Community Land Trusts and enable residents to learn more about the process of setting up a Trust for Hailsham. Members of the public can also find out how they can join the Community Land Trust Committee and help drive the project forward. If you would like to attend the meeting or to request further information, please contact Karen Giddings (Hailsham Town Council) on 01323 841702 or by email: karen.giddings@hailsham-tc.gov.uk.

Tuesday 25th 

Hellingly to Chiddingly Circular walk  
11.00am to 4.00pm at Cuckoo Trail car park Station Road, Hellingly, (BN21 4EU)  
See Monday 24th for details

U3A Monthly talk
2.00pm to 4.00pm at Civic Community Hall, Hailsham BN27 2AX
“Churchill’s Secret Army” presented by Gilly Halcrow. Free to U3A members, visitors welcome (£2 entry fee).

Wednesday 26th 

Hailsham Vegans Pop-up Dining Night 
7.00pm ‘til late at Bucklers Café, St Mary’s Walk, Hailsham BN27 1AF 
Tickets are £20 each for a three-course 100% vegan meal, with £2 from each ticket sold going to Animal Aid. There will also be a raffle with fabulous vegan prizes. It’s sharing tables, so singles and omnivores are warmly welcomed. To book please phone Bucklers on 01323 449100.

Thursday 27th 

Macmillan Coffee Morning
10.00am to 1.00pm at Chestnuts Tea Room, Herstmonceux Castle, Wartling Road
BN27 1RN
Pop along for a cuppa and join in the World's Largest Coffee Morning.

Friday 28th

Macmillan Coffee Morning
From 10.00am at Hailsham Memorial Institute (HMI), Western Road, BN27 3DN
Pop along for a cuppa and join in the World's Largest Coffee Morning.

Saturday 29th

Nordic Healthwalking Taster Session  
10.00am to 11.30am at Abbots Wood, Arlington, Polegate, BN26 6SJ 
Provided by Nordic Walking for Health to raise awareness of the health & wellbeing benefits of Nordic health walking. Flat and gently undulating woodland tracks, may be muddy if wet. Visit eastbourneandleweswalkfest.org to book.

Charity Quiz Night
7.15pm for 7.30pm start at Summerheath Hall, Summerheath Road, BN27 3DR
Join HOPS (Hailsham Old Pavilion Society) for bit of brain-teasing. Teams maximum of six people, tickets £7.50 to include a buffet platter. Bring your own drinks. All proceeds to HOPS. Phone Paula to book – 01323 841373.

Ladies’ Night
9.00pm at Hailsham Memorial Institute (HMI), Western Road, BN27 3DN
Adults only! Drag Artist and three male strippers. Admission: non-members £10; members free. www.HailshamMI.co.uk/whats-on for more details

Sunday 30th

Bluebell Roots
7.00 – 9.30pm at Bates Green Farm, Arlington
Live music with Milton Hide and two invited guests, plus open mic. Free entry,bring your own booze, some great home-cooked food available to buy.


October

Friday 5th

Charity Quiz Night
7.30pm to 10.00pm at Horam Village Hall, A267, TN21 0JE
In aid of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. £7 per person which includes food. Bring your own drink. To book your team of 4-6 players, phone Trevor on 01435 812898

Saturday 6th

Kind Heart Festival: Active Heart
11.00am to 3.00pm at Recreation Ground, Western Road, Hailsham
A day for the whole community to come together in our lovely Town of Hailsham. There will be lots going on over the course of the event so there really will be something for everyone. Hailsham FM will be in attendance providing music and broadcasting during the activities, plus the Vegan Runners will be there to show that anyone can take up running! This is promising to be a real community event with plenty going on during the day, the whole idea behind the festival being to promote living kindly and compassionately and helping to create a better world for ourselves, for each other, for our beautiful planet and especially for all the animals with which we share our home.

Eastbourne Oktoberfest Beer Festival
5.00pm to 11.00pm at Kings Centre. 27 Edison Road, Eastbourne BN23 6PT
Traditional Bavarian beer festival, German street food, Oompah party band and local bands Rooster Tail & Hot Damn providing great music. Buy tickets direct from online ticket seller
onlineticketseller.com/events/?id=1432

Hailsham & District Twinning Association Quiz and Supper
7.00pm to 10.30pm at Charles Hunt Centre, Vicarage Field, BN27 1BG
£8 per person (maximum six per team). Everyone welcome, to book contact Pauline 01323 846539. Bring your own drinks.

Bruno Mars Tribute Night
7.00pm ‘til midnight at Wellshurst Golf Club, North Street, Hellingly (A267), BN27 4EE
Complete with 2-course meal and disco, Robbie Glenn performs the hits of music superstar Bruno Mars. To book, phone 01435 813636

Monday 8th

Electric Blanket Testing
2.00pm to 4.00pm at Hailsham Fire Station, Victoria Road, BN27 2AY
Bring your electric blanket along for a free safety check. If you are unable to attend, have you asked a family member, friend, carer or neighbour if they are able to bring your electric blanket along for you?

Friday 12th

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.

Monday 15th

Vitality Villages Coffee Morning
10am to noon at the Great Space, Herstmonceux Integrative Health Centre, Hailsham Road BN27 4JX
Flower arranging; everyone welcome.

Saturday 20th

Community First Aid Course
9.30am to 12.30pm at EcoHub Hellingly, New Road, Hellingly, BN27 4HS
Covering Resuscitation, Recovery Position, Choking, Severe Bleeding, Heart Attack / Angina and Stroke, certificate valid for 3 years will be issued to attendees demonstrating competence at end of course. Cost £20 (£10 non-returnable deposit required to reserve a place). Book by emailing Martita at maritaedwards@btinternet.com or phone 07724 134751.

Guy Fawkes & Festival of Fire Celebrations
7.30pm ‘til midnight in and around Hailsham Town Centre
Our local bonfire society present their annual extravaganza. Fancy dress prizes, grand torch light procession, marching bands, spectacular firework display, surprise set piece as finale, visiting societies. Free event, everyone welcome!

Monday 22nd
Autumn Family Fun
10.00am to noon at Herstmonceux Castle, Wartling Road BN27 1RN
Join the Herstmonceux Castle Forest School for a family half-term event. All ages are welcome, enjoy the colours of autumn in themed activities, complete with chestnuts roasted on the fire. £10 a child, accompanying adults free. Book by emailing hcfs@mail.com

Friday 26th

Giant Bonfire with Spectacular Fireworks Display
6.30pm 'til late at Merrie Harriers, Cowbeech,
Fancy dress competition for children and adults, pumpkin carving contest, giant bonfire, professional fireworks choreographed to music commemorating 100 years since the end of World War One.. BBQ, hog roast and licensed bar. Admission on the gate (cash only): adults & secondary school age children £5; primary school age £1; pre-school free. For more details, contact Les Webb (01323 842370).

Saturday 27th

Hallowe’en Weekend
10.30am to 5.00pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker
Traditional entertainment with Punch & Judy, crafts, trails and heaps of scary Hallowe’en fun with Crazee Hazzee. Family ghost hunt, 5pm – 8pm. Please pre-book

Sunday 28th

Black Cat Day in aid of Eastbourne Cats Protection Centre
Noon to 3.00pm at the Adoption Centre, Marshfoot Lane, Hailsham
Celebrate black cats, and the work of the Cats Protection Centre at our open day. Other colours of cats are also available (and they’d love to meet you!)

Hallowe’en Weekend
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker
See Saturday 27th

Bluebell Roots
7.00pm – 9.30pm at Bates Green Farm, Arlington
Live music with Milton Hide and two invited guests, plus open mic. Free entry, bring your own booze, some great home-cooked food available to buy.


November

Saturday 3rd

The Equatorial Group together with Chalk Horse Music and Hunters Moon Morris
7.30pm to 10.30pm at the Hailsham Pavilion, George Street, BN27 1AE
Local Showcase featuring The Equatorial Group whose music has been described as ramshackle folk rock and languid Americana, but perhaps most importantly they believe it to be honest and heartfelt, tinged with their love of countrified sonic landscapes. The songs of Chalk Horse Music are inspired by the stories, landscape and legend of Sussex . Those stories will come to life at the Pavilion with a little help from Hunters Moon Morris. Tickets £12.50, box Office 01323 841414 open 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday or book on-line hailshampavilion.co.uk

HATS presents The Madness Musical: Our House
7.30pm to 10.00pm at Herstmonceux Village Hall, Hailsham Road (A271), BN27 4JX
Through the music of Madness, this musical explores the themes of love, family values, growing up, responsibility and dealing with losing the people that shape us.
Tickets available from: www.hats-uk.org; Stevens & Carter, Hailsham 01323 840444; The Malthouse, Herstmonceux 01323 819216

Saturday 10th

Winter Craft & Gift Fair
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker
Festive fun with dozens of stalls, decorations and music in this beautiful historic setting

Friday 16th

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

Sunday 18th

The Drawtones Jazz, Funk & Contemporary Show
7.30pm at Herstmonceux Castle Garden, Wartling Road, BN27 1RN
The Drawtones over the past 2 years have established themselves as fine exponents of authentic Hammond Jazz and Funk. This will form the first half of this concert. For the 2nd half, they will featuer fabulous young vocalist Poppy Rawles to highlight some of their new Contemporary Set. Gardens available from 3.30pm to allow guests to bring their own picnics.
Tickets Adults £15 – Concessions (Over 60’s, Students and Under 16’s) £12 www.wegottickets.com/event/437849

Friday 23rd

Hailsham Christmas Lights Switch-On
6pm at Vicarage Fields, Hailsham, BN27 1BL
Santa will be handing out free sweets to children and pupils from Hailsham Community College and Grovelands Community Primary School will be carol singing before the official switch-on, which takes place at 6pm.  The two winners of this year’s Best Christmas Pizza Design competition will press the button alongside the Mayor of Hailsham. Hailsham FM will be in attendance.

Sunday 25th

Christmas Fayre in aid of Eastbourne Cats Protection Centre
12 noon – 3pm at the Adoption Centre, Marshfoot Lane, Hailsham
Start your Christmas shopping early at the centre, with all proceeds going towards your favourite animal charity

Bluebell Roots
7.00 – 9.30pm at Bates Green Farm, Arlington
Live music with Milton Hide and three invited guests, plus open mic. Great food, bring your own booze, free to attend.


December

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.

Saturday 15th

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

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.