What’s on - from Friday January 11

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DEMENTIA Day Club held every Friday, 10.15am-3.15pm, at St John’s Church Hall, Broadbridge Heath. Regular musical entertainment. For more details contact Lyn on 07872 464004.

FILM: Hurstpierpoint Film Society. The Big Lebowski (15), 11 Jan, Players Theatre. Doors open at 7pm. The film starts at 8pm. Bar, hot drinks and home made cakes on sale from 7pm. Tickets: £4 members/£6 non members from Mishon Mackay, Hurst High St or online www.hurstfilmsociety.org or 01273 835875.


ART: Steyning Decorative and Fine Arts Society have an illustrated lecture by Andrew Davies entitled ‘English Caricature from Hogarth to Punch’. Venue: The Steyning Centre by Fletchers Croft Car Park opposite St Andrews Church, Church Street, Steyning. 10.30am. Coffee from 10am. Visitors are welcome (donation £5). Contact: Penny Hill on 01903 814390.

BILLINGSHURST Tennis Club – Junior Coaching 8.45am–1pm, all ages, all standards. Open to non-members. Please visit www.billingshursttennisclub.co.uk for further details or contact Membership Secretary shirleycook@tesco.net or 01403 785320.

HORSHAM Folk Dance Club hold regular Folk/Barn Dances in The Barn, The Causeway, Horsham, RH12 1HE, 7.30pm, on the second Saturday in each month (except November when it will be the fourth Saturday). All are welcome to join us; no partner necessary. Contact Janet on 01403 790464 or Jean on 01403 266457.

SOCIAL rides organised by Crawley Wheelers. Want to ride at a social pace in the lanes around the Crawley and surrounding areas with like minded people? Crawley Wheelers are putting on rides every Saturday until late autumn aimed at people just like you. We have a number of set, risk assessed routes from 20 right up to 40 miles to allow you to build your fitness, gain more confidence on the roads through riding with experienced cyclists or just to get out and enjoy the wonderful countryside sitting on your doorstep. All rides are at a social pace that can be enjoyed by all – no-one will be left behind. No specialist equipment needed, just a bike in good working order and a helmet and we advise you to bring a drink plus a spare inner tube and pump just in case. All rides will include a tea stop. Meet at Virgin Active on Crawley Leisure Park at 9:45 to leave at 10 am. See www.crawleywheelers.co.uk or contact mark.penfold@blueyonder.co.uk for more information.

WALK: Winter Twigs and Folklore of Native Trees. 10am (1.5 hours). A stroll in Salterns Copse, taking time to look for and identify winter twigs and to hear some of the folklore associated with our native trees. With John Arnott, retired lecturer and flora enthusiast. Fee: £3 on the day. Meet at Chichester Marina, PO20 7EJ. Free visitors’ car park on the right. This event is run by Chichester Harbour Conservancy.


BILLINGSHURST Tennis Club - Adult club afternoon, 2–4pm. Pay as visitor (£2) for first 3 visits. New members very welcome to this friendly and developing club. Please visit www.billingshursttennisclub.co.uk for further details or contact Membership Secretary shirleycook@tesco.net 01403-785320.

CYCLING: every Sunday, five rides of differing speeds and distances leave from the Carfax. Meet at 9am. Details from Robert Skeet 01403 270089 or visit them online at www.horshamcycling.co.uk

HORSHAM Cyclists Touring Club organises cycle rides in the Horsham area on Sundays, usually stopping for lunch. Contact: Barbara on 07710 141374.


BADMINTON, Horsham Arun from 8.15. Club standard. First visit no charge. Phone Ian 01403 250337.

CLOVERS Art Group meets each Monday, 10am-noon at the Millennium Hall, Roffey, Horsham. We are a friendly group who enjoy painting in all media, card making and photography. All abilities and ages welcome. We arrange for occasional lectures, art exhibitions and painting locally on location. It’s fun! Call Ann on Horsham 251537 for more details.

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.

ROFFEY Millennium Hall, Roffey, chair-based exercises with coffee and chat, Monday 10.45-11.45am. This class is a gentle mobilising, stretching and balancing programme, ideal for anyone with immobilising conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, mild stroke etc. Fun, friendly class, come along and meet new friends. Wheelchairs and mobility buggies welcome. Call Sue on 01403 730783.

THE GROUP a club for unattached men and women aged 45+, based at Haywards Heath, Lewes, Brighton, Horsham and Worthing. Walking, eating out, sport, arts, music, theatre and travel. Not a dating agency, but an opportunity to make new friends doing the things you enjoy. www.thegroup.org.uk.


HEALTH: Horsham Holistic Health - Mind, Body & Spirit group. Tuesday 15 January - Talk on Simply Deep Relaxation by Kathryn Varley at 7.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham. Cost £6. Contact Tina on tina@rainbowoasis.co.uk or 07857 545 678

PARKINSON’S UK, Horsham branch - AGM. 7pm - 9m at Baptist Church, Brighton Road, Horsham. All welcome. For more information contact Carol on 01403 263882.

CONSERVATION, fitness and fun. Horsham Green Gym meets Tuesdays, 10am, for three hours at various sites in and near Horsham, getting exercise and fresh air while working to improve the local environment, learning new skills and making new friends. For more information, see www.horshamgreengym.org.uk or phone David on 01403 269384.


FRENCH: Mid Sussex Franco-British Society. The next meeting will be held from 8pm to 10 pm in the Function Suite, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath. Presentations in French by three members on Le Canal du Midi, La Guerre de mon Père and ‘On ferait mieux de..‘. Pen/pencil and paper essential for this last item. All members and visitors are most welcome. Call the Secretary, Mrs. Barbara Stevens, on 01444 452385.



Brighton Museum and Art Gallery: Shoot the Wrx: Filmmaker and Artist Jeff Keen, until Feb 25.

ONCA Gallery, 14 St George’s Place (info@onca.org.uk): Ghosts of Gone Birds, ongoing. Free admission.


The Hawth Theatre foyer (01293) 553636: Ania Gutek and Patricia Rowland, Jan 4-25.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Andrew Forrest Art Exhibition, open 10am-4pm Fri/Sat, Jan 4-26

forest row

The Ashdown Forest Centre, Wych Cross, Forest Row: Ashdown Forest – A Portrait in Watercolour by Oliver Pyle, weekends only 11am to 5pm (or dusk), until the end of March 2013.