Local Events Guide

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December 2017

Friday 8th, 3.15pm
Stone Cross School

Fun for all the family including a raffle and (of course!)Father Christmas.

Saturday 9th, 10am-midday
Herstmonceux Village Hall

Coffee, mince pies, carols, a tombola and stalls including toys, books, bric-a-brac and cakes.

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th, 11am-4pm
Michelham Priory

Discover the fascinating history of Christmas and how it was celebrated during the Victorian period. There’ll be something for all ages including some delicious festive treats, music, & activities for children with a trail and crafts, including making Victorian Christmas cards. You can also help with some Christmas cookery and, on Sunday, enjoy some folk singing.

For more information call 01323 844224

Saturday 9th, 7.30pm
Hailsham Pavilion

The quartet, affectionately known as the “Aggies” (comprising founder David Hughes, Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie and BBC Folk Award winners, Chris While & Julie Matthews) have become something of a seasonal institution, staging a series of sell-out Christmas shows across the country since 2001 and have endeared themselves to an ever-growing audience. Christmas (as it is, apparently, said) starts with St Agnes Fountain - festive joy and a celebration of the season! Tickets are £20 and can be purchased at the Box Office by calling 01323 841414

Saturday 9th, 2.30 - 5.30pm
Arlington Village Hall

With the Seaford Silver Band, carole singing, refreshments and Long Man bar, plus the lighting of the village Christmas tree

Sunday 10th, 10am-midday
Herstmonceux Castle Forest School

Come make Christmas decorations and a reindeer in the woods!
The cost is £10 per child which includes a hot drink and a snack. Book your son or daughter’s place at hcfs@mail.com.

Sunday 10th, 4pm
Western Road Recreation Ground, Hailsham

A family event, supported by Hailsham FM, with carols in the open air. Bring your own deckchair, flask of tea (or something to warm the insides!) to get into the Christmas spirit.

Tuesday 12th, 8.30pm
The Six Bells, Chiddingly

Join Clive Woodman and Bucklers Lights for the Christmas party

Thursday 14th, 7pm
Hailsham Memorial Institute, Western Road

Crystals, tarot, astrology, mediums, palmistry, healing, reflexology, healing, Indian head massages, pictures, knitted goods, cards and jigsaws, home-made produce, a tombola and stalls run in aid of Help For Heroes and the Spana Animal Charity. The MI’s bar will also be open and hot food and tea & coffee will be available too.

Thursday 14th, 7pm
Lime Cross Nursery, A271 ,Herstmonceux

A popular, fun and informal evening discovering the best wine matches for the festive period. Sample eight delicious wines, including sparkling, white, red and dessert, all of which are  organic, natural, biodynamic or sourced direct from the producer. You can learn about the production methods and producers too.

Then, join in with the unconventional carol singing from members of the Hailsham Young Farmer’s Club (donations to which will also be welcomed)!

The cost is £5pp. You can book your place (and pay on the night) by emailing helen@limecross.co.uk.

Saturday 16th, 9am-4pm
Vicarage Field, Hailsham

There’ll be a range of stalls selling fine food, Christmas gifts, decorations, cards, cakes, jewellery and many other items. Various festive refreshments will be on sale to tempt visitors and there will be festive entertainment throughout the day for all the family to enjoy, including carol singing from Hailsham Choral Society and Christchurch, live music from El Bandos Burros AND the Hailsham FM Roadshow! Santa and his sleigh (courtesy of the Rotary Club of Hailsham) will be in attendance and children can also get their faces painted.

In addition to all this, Hailsham Parish Church will hold its Open Church and be welcoming visitors from 10am-midday and Wealden Brass will play a seasonal repertoire at the Church from 3pm.

Saturday 16th, 10am-3pm
Charles Hunt Centre, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham

Fundraising for 2018’s Guy Fawkes celebrations in the town begins as soon as possible! Peruse the table-top sale including cakes and hand-made local crafts. There’ll also be a tombola, face-painting and much much more!

Saturday 16th, 2pm
The Elizabethan Barn, Michelham Priory

The local author Jim Maloney will read from and talk about his beloved book,‘The Sisters of Battle Road’.

It’s an extraordinary true story of six sisters - Mary, Joan, Sheila, Kath, Pat and Anne – who are evacuated from wartime London to Hailsham. The girls all stayed with Jim’s grandparents, Pierce and Annie, in their Battle Road home.

The Sun has described Jim’s work as ‘a stunning book’ and the Daily Mail describes the story as ‘a tail of survival.’

Light refreshments will be available and the barn bar will be open before the talk begins.

Tickets cost £9.40 and include access to the house and grounds which will be dressed for a war time Christmas. To book call 01323 844224 or email adminmich@sussexpast.co.uk.

This event is part of the Priory’s WWII Christmas Weekend - being held over Saturday 16th& Sunday 17thfrom 11am-4pm – where you can discover the fascinating history of Christmas and how it was celebrated during the war. You’ll also be able to enjoy some delicious festive ‘austerity’ treats, music, & activities for children with a trail, crafts and wartime games in the Great Barn; dare you enter Narnia in our ‘Secrets of the Wardrobe’ sessions? Once again, call 01323 844224 to find out more.

Thursday 21st, 7.30pm
Hailsham Parish Church, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham

Presented and performed by Hailsham Choral Society. Tickets cost £10 for adults, £5 for under-16s and can be purchased from The Camera Centre, High Street, Hailsham or on the door.

January 2018


Wednesday 24th-Sunday 28th, times vary
Hailsham Pavilion

The 2018 pantomime – the story of a boy, a lamp and a genie - presented by Hailsham Theatres. Hop onto your carpet and fly to a whole new magical place of mystery and enchantment where carpets fly, the genies live in lamps and true love conquers all. This year’s panto is packed with great songs, dance routines and plenty of laughter for the whole family! BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. Tickets cost from £6.50-9 and can be purchased from the Pavilion Box Office in person or by calling 01323 841414.