What’s on - from October 31

What's on.
What's on.

THURSDAY

CHARITY CONCERT: Worth Abbey at 7.45pm in the Abbey Church. D’Arcy Trinkwon, acclaimed virtuoso organist, will be playing Handel, Durufle, Widor and Liszt. Tickets (£10 each, under 16s are free) are available from the parish office (mhorton@worth.org.uk, 01342 701313) or on the door. The concert is in aid of Crawley Open House, The Circle Club, Irundu parish in Uganda and LIFE.

FRIDAY

WARTIME DANCE: Splendid Occasions is hosting a 1940s Wartime Dance in aid of ‘Help for Heroes’ at The Barn, Causeway, Horsham. Three Penny Piece will be performing during the evening.....trio of jazz and swing singers along with Mr Tunes Vintage DJ playing music from the ’40s. ‘Everything Jumpin’ will be coming along to teach us how to jitterbug, jive and swing. Tickets from Pretty Things, Horsham or from Splendid Occasions – info@splendidoccasions.co.uk - 078952 398500.

WALK: Meet in the car park at Southwater Country Park (off Cripplegate Lane) at 11am. Easy, flat, circular, sociable HDC Health Walk along bridleways, lanes and the Downs Link. 2½ miles.1 hour. Pat 01403 240654.

SATURDAY

FIREWORKS: Broadbridge Heath Gala Association. Bonfire and Fireworks, starts 6.30pm with a torchlight procession through the village. This sets off from Sullington Mead (opposite the Shelly Arms). Once the procession has joined spectators on the field behind the Village Centre (in Wickhurst Lane) the bonfire is lit. This is followed by a display by Aurora Fireworks. Entrance is £4 per adult, £3 per child with prices for family tickets available on the gate. Visit www.broadbridgeheath.co.uk.

RSPB: Wild families – wild in the woods, 11am to 1.30pm, £3 per child (£1.50 for Wildlife Explorer members). Adults pay the normal nature trail entry fee. RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve, Wiggonholt. Call 01798 875851. E-mail: pulborough.brooks@rspb.org.uk, www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks.

ROOSTHOLE: Walk. Meet at 10:30am in the Forestry Commission car park on Hammerpond Road (Roosthole, east of Horsham).for a free 5 mile HDC Health Walk. Various routes (muddy in wet weather). Some long gentle and short steep hills to increase your heart rate. Well behaved dogs welcome. 2 hours. Jill Shuker 01403 250511.

SUNDAY

WALK: 4½ mile circular, free HDC Health Walk providing some of the best views in Sussex. Some hills and 2 stiles, Meet at 10am at Whiteways car park (roundabout at the junction of the B2139 and A29 (TQ002107). Dogs allowed on a lead. 2 hours. Mick 01903 745971

CATS: Ghostly goings-on at Cats Protection’s Black Cat Day, National Cat Adoption Centre, Chelwood Gate, from 10am until 4pm. Admission is free but a tin of cat food will be most appreciated. Activities include a children’s fancy dress competition, face painting in the creepy cavern, tombola, raffle and kids’ games. There will be a prize for the best pumpkin . Call 01825 741 330.

MONDAY

TALKS: Horsham Natural History Society meets every Monday evening from September to March for a varied programme of talks in the Wesley Hall, London Road, Horsham, from 7.45pm. Visitors welcome. Phone 01403 269994 or look at our website www.hnhs.org.uk for further details.

WALK: A 6 mile, sociable and free, HDC Health Walk south of Horsham to Sedgwick Park. Some slopes. Park and meet 10am at far end on the gravelled section at Hilliers Garden Centre, Brighton Road, Horsham (TQ187297). No dogs. 2½ hours. Richard 01403 230293.

HISTORY: Southwater Local History Group. Monthly meeting, 7.30pm at Beeson House, Lintot Square. Robert Harris will be presenting an illustrated talk entitled ‘The Social History of England and Olde Fayres’. Non-members welcome - £3 entry. Further information: Jeremy Senneck Tel: 01403 731247.

HUMANISM: Revd. Stephen Terry is chaplain to Sussex Police and is giving a talk from 8pm at Horsham Humanists, Rising Sun, Pondtail Road, RH12 5HP. All are welcome. Admission £3 (£2 concessions).

TUESDAY

WALK: A gentle 4/5 mile free, HDC Health Walk starting from the Health Centre in Station Road, Rudgwick at 10am. Please DO NOT park at the Health Centre because spaces are reserved for patients. 2 hours. Keith 01403 823436.

SOUTHWATER: Walk. Meet 10.30 am in the car park Hen & Chicken, Southwater (TQ 158276, RH13 9BH) west off the A24 at Hop Oast roundabout. Flat, easy (3 stiles) 3¼ mile circular HDC Health Walk across farmland. No dogs. 2 hours. Pat 01403 240654.

WEDNESDAY

WALK: Meet 10.30am at the Bandstand in the Carfax. 1½ mile flat walk on hard-surfaced paths around the Park. HDC Health Walk suitable for the elderly and people recovering from illness, operation or accident. Dogs allowed on a lead. 1 to 1½ hours. Wyn 01403 256630.

WARNHAM: Walk. All welcome. Meet at the Sussex Oak car park, Warnham (TQ158337, RH12 3QW) at 10am. 4 mile, fairly flat (some stiles), circular, free and sociable HDC Health Walk. No dogs. 2 hours. Tony 01403 269232.