What’s on - from October 3

What's on.
What's on.


Antique, collectors & craft fair, Cranleigh village hall, Cranleigh. GU6 8AF. Paul 07980384491.


TALK: Haywards Heath: Sussex Mineral and Lapidary Society. Illustrated talk – Herodsfoot mine, Cornwall, by Roy Starkey at the Redwood Centre, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, 7.30pm for 8pm. Admission free. Refreshments,raffle, mineral of the month. Contact: Secretary 01444 483041. www.smls.org.uk.

TWINNING: The Horsted Keynes Twinning Society. ‘Get to Know Your Village.’ A Powerpoint presentation will relate key points of the village history from William the Conqueror to today’s twinning with Cahagnes in Normandy, which dates back 947 years. The evening will start with a glass of wine and a cheese tasting by our award-winning High Weald Dairy. Doors will open at 7.30pm at the Martindale Centre and the presentation will start at 8.30pm. Tickets £5 from Chris Ollif 01825 790546, or David Wilson 01825 791505, or at the door.

DANCING: Ballroom and latin dance classes. Beginners (6.45pm-7.45pm), second level (7.45pm-8.45pm) and improvers (8.45pm-9.45pm) at Hurstpierpoint Village Centre. Star Dance School. Call 01293719500 or 07803928733. Email starschool@talktalk.net.

Walk: All welcome. 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.


FLOWERS: Flower festival in aid of Myeloma UK at St Edward’s Church, Lodge Lane, Keymer. From 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. Donation at the door Lunches, Teas, raffle and cake stall.

Walk: Just turn up for free, sociable, HDC Health Walk. Meet at 2pm at West Chiltington Village Hall. 3¾ mile. 1¼ hours Mick 01903 745971.


FOLK: Horsham Folk Club, Sundays, 8pm, Normandy Centre, Denne Road, Horsham, RH12 1PF. Music from guest artistes and audience. Information: 01403 276273.

Sunday Tea Dance: Ballroom, Latin and some Sequence, at the Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, from 2.30pm to 5pm. Entrance: £4 (including refreshments) For all enquiries ring Margaret or Colin on 01403 734409.

BIRDS: Autumn Bird Day at Warnham Local Nature Reserve, Warnham Road (B2237), Horsham, RH12 2RA. From 10am to 4pm. Come down to the Reserve for some hands-on family fun. Learn how and what to feed the birds in your garden. Make bird feeders, mobiles, and bird silhouettes. Enjoy a scavenger hunt. Watch the birds from the hides and learn about them from our ‘Guides in a Hide’! Cost: normal entry to the Reserve (£1.50 adults, under 16s free but must be accompanied by an adult).


BAX CASTLE: Walk. All welcome. Meet 10am Bax Castle car park, Two Mile Ash Road, RH13 0LA, (TQ148272). Free, 5¼ mile flat circular HDC Health Walk south through woods, fields and the Downs Link. Can be muddy. No dogs. 2½ hours. Irene 07790 420752 / 01403 783637.

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.

HISTORY: Southwater Local History Group. Monthly meeting – 7.30pm at Beeson House, Lintot Square, Southwater. Andy Thomas will be presenting an illustrated talk entitled ‘Unexplained Mysteries and Cover-ups’. Non-members welcome – £3 entry. Further information: Jeremy Senneck on 01403 731247.


POETRY: The Chichester Stanza (the local branch of the Poetry Society) will be holding an open evening between 7.30 and 9.30 at the Friends’ Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester. Admission is £5 (payable at the door) will include a reading by members with a broadsheet of their poetry, a musical interlude, and refreshments.

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.


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. Doreen 01403 230293. Every Wednesday.

NADFAS October lecture will be at The Capitol Theatre, Horsham, on Wednesday 9. Elizabeth Rumbelow will present ‘A Celebration of the Seasons in Art, Poetry & Music.’ Meeting to start promptly at 10.45, coffee available from 9.45. Visitors are welcome, entry £5 to non-members.