What’s on - from Thursday May 9


HORSHAM Homes Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at North Heath Hall, St Mark’s Lane, at 2pm. Flower demonstrations, talks and workshops. New members are very welcome. Further details on 01403 263025.

HAYWARDS HEATH CERAMICS GROUP presents a talk on ‘The Romanov Legacy’ by Mr Raymond Notley, Lecturer Emeritus at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, covering the grand ceramics of all descriptions commissioned by the extensive Romanoff family from the Imperial Porcelain factory. Lecture takes place in the small hall at Clair Hall at 10.35am. Doors open at 9.45am with coffee being served until 10.20 am. Non-members welcome by prior arrangement with membership secretary (01444 483372), for a fee of £8. For more details on: www.hhcg.org.uk/


WALK: All welcome, just turn-up at Barns Green (Village Sign near club) at 11am. Easy, mostly flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walk around the outskirts of the village. 2 miles, 1 hour. Peter 01403 741305.

ORCHESTRA: The Sussex Symphony Orchestra present a new residency at Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield. Mark Andrew James (Oboe), Helen Beckingham (Bassoon), Jeremy Leung (piano). The SSO’s conductor, principal bassoonist and percussionist play Poulenc’s trio for oboe, bassoon and piano and sonatas by Saint-Saens, 1pm


PLANTS: Billingshurst Horticultural Society bargain plant sale. Women’s Hall, High Street, Billingshurst, 10am - 12pm. Produce, cakes, raffle and refreshments. Free admission.

FRIENDS of Orchard Surgery Plant Sale and Coffee Morning at Orchard Surgery, Lower Tanbridge Way (next to library) from 10.00 am to 12 noon. Plants, raffle, gift stall, bric-a-brac, jigsaws, cakes and books. All proceeds/donations towards the purchase of equipment for patients. Everyone welcome.

BILLINGSHURST Horticultural Society hold a bargain plant sale, at Women’s Hall, High Street, Billingshurst 10am - 12pm. Produce, cakes, raffle and refreshments. Free admission.

HORSHAM May Fayre Garden Fete. From 12 noon to 4pm in the mid-town gardens of Horsham’s Unitarian Church (directly opposite the bus station). With free entry and entertainment for parents and children this is an opportunity to enliven your Saturday shopping trip with attractions which include, games, crafts, jewellery, cakes, bookstall, tattoos (non-permanent), plants, nail painting, raffle, cream teas and more. Pop in and enjoy some mid-city rural atmosphere while supporting the Butterfly Project local charity.

OCKLEY VILLAGE: Walk: All welcome, just turn-up at 10am in car park on Horsham side of Ockley Village cricket field (TQ 146399). Flat (some stiles). circular sociable HDC Health Walk on the Sussex/Surrey border. Superb views of Leith Hill Tower and the North Downs. No dogs. 5 miles. 2½ hours. Geoff 01403 258180 & Pat 240654

CAR BOOT sales in aid of local charities to be run every Saturday morning during May at Southwater Playing Fields RH13 9BN Sellers (£1 donation) to arrive 7.30am, buyers (free entrance) from 8.30am Tele 07788315759 www.southwatercarboot.co.uk

WARNHAM W.I. Bazaar and Coffee Morning from 10am to 11.30am at Warnham Village Hall. Stalls, cakes, books. Free admission. Proceeds go to local charities.


CATS Homing Show – Cats Protection Horsham and District together with the Crawley Branch are holding this event at Broadbridge Heath Village Centre, Wickhurst Lane from 11am – 3pm, If you are thinking of getting a cat please come along to see all the cats waiting for new homes. Entry is free, but donations (including cat food and litter) will be warmly received. More details on www.horsham.cats.org.uk


FILM: Horsham Film Society present ‘Madmoiselle Chambon at The Capitol, 8pm.

STEYNING Decorative and Fine Arts Society have an illustrated lecture by Mr Stephen Morphew entitled ‘European Garden History’ at 10.30am. Venue: The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft Car Park opposite St Andrews Church, Church Street, Steyning. Coffee: from 10am. Visitors are welcome (donation £5). Contact: Penny Hill on 01903 814390.


JAZZ: The Function Room, Hassocks Hotel, Station Approach East: The Hassocks Jazz Club meets once a month on the second Tuesday. An evening of Traditional Jazz from 8-10.30pm, featuring Bill Phelan’s Muskrat Ramblers, a traditional 6 piece New Orleans band playing a wide selection of jazz standards. All welcome. Further info from 01273 842113.


HORSHAM: 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.