What’s On - from Thursday September 1

THIS is our latest What’s On.

It includes various events that we have been made aware of.

You can add any you feel may be missing through our comments service


WALK: Sept 2: 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.


ANNUAL Steam Rally on Sept 3 and 4, 10am-4.30pm, at Langhurst Hill Farm, Balls Cross. Macmillan marquee for home-made cakes, jam chutneys and produce. Handicrafts, books, miscellany and jewellery. Christmas cards and notelets. Macmillan ‘Food Hall’ featuring home-cooked fare, bacon and egg rolls for breakfast, sausages and lamburgers for lunch and then cream teas. Contact Jenny on 01403 782105 or Pam on 01403 784427 for more information.

SOUTHWATER Summer Fair at Holy Innocents Parish Church, Church Lane, Sept 3, noon-4pm. Fun dog show, produce show, barbecue with locally produced meat, ice cream, tombola, Grand Raffle and children’s games and many more stalls and teas.

WALK: Sept 3: All welcome, Houghton, 4½ mile circular sociable HDC Health Walk, some hills, along parts of the South Downs Way and Monarch’s Way. Good views of the Arun Valley and Arundel Park. Free, just turn-up at Whiteways car park (off roundabout at junction of B2138 & A29) at 2pm. Dogs allowed on a lead. 1¾ hours. Mick 01903 745971.


ASHURST Country Fair and Fun Dog Show on Sunday September 4 at Ashurst recreation ground. Gates open at 12 noon and all proceeds to support Ashurst Village Hall. Great food and drink served throughout the afternoon, which features live music, terrier racing, face painting, wellie wanging, archery and kids activities. More information from 01903 816330 or 01403 711296.

SUNDAY Tea Dance at the Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning, Sept 4, 2.30-5pm. Ballroom, Latin and some Sequence. For all enquiries ring Margaret or Colin on 01403 734409.


AN exclusive evening for The Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy is being held in the exclusive Tatami Room, Wabi Japanese Restaurant, East Street, Horsham. Sept 5, for just 14 people to experience contemporary Japanese dining. £55 a head for a three course meal, sake, and a tea ceremony. Contact Rosie Wyer, Regional Fundraiser at the Trust, 01403 780444 or rosie.wyer@dvltrust.org.uk

A TALK entitled ‘Sussex Dinosaurs’ by John Cooper will be the feature of Southwater Local History Group’s September meeting. All are welcome including non members (£3 entry), Sept 5, 7.30pm at Beeson House, Lintot Square, Southwater. See our website at www.southwaterhistory.co.uk

‘HEALING For Everyone’ + Training: Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham RH12 1SL, 7.30-9pm fortnightly (except Bank Holidays). Next date: Sept 5.


WALK: Sept 6: All welcome, meet in the Countryman Inn car park, Shipley, at 10am. Flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walk going south through Knepp Estate hoping to see Tamworth Pigs, Exmoor Ponies, Fallow Deer and Old English Long-horned Cattle. No dogs, 5½ miles, 2½ hours plus time in pub if you wish. Bill 01403 256248 or Geoff 01403 258180.

GARDENER and journalist Helen Yemm comes to Henfield Garden Club to give a talk entitled ‘A Tale of Two Gardens - gardening without tears’ at 7.30pm in the Henfield Hall. Free to members, admission for non members £5 per person. All welcome. For more information call Margaret Hollingsworth 01273 493754


BEEDING and Bramber Local History Society meets again at 7.45pm, Sept 7, in the Village Hall, High Street, Upper Beeding. The speaker will be Ian Gledhill, who will tell ‘The Story of the Tram’, including the ones that used to run in Brighton. All are welcome and refreshments are available. Entry is £2 for non-members.

HORSHAM Astronomy Group’s next meeting to be held at Christ’s Hospital on Sept 7, will feature an Observing Session (subject to clear skies), or a member’s talk. Please contact our secretary, Richard Griffith via our website at www.horshamastronomy.com, or phone John Bartlett (publicity officer) on 01306 884162 for details.


SUSSEX Family History Group - Horsham Centre is holding a meeting at St Andrews Methodist Church Hall, Crawley Road, Roffey, Horsham, Sept 8. Family History: Questions and discussion, 10am-noon. Further information on 01403 268094; horsham@sfhg.org.uk

WALK: Sept 8: All welcome, just turn-up at Billingshurst Sports Pavilion, Jubilee Fields, off the A272, at 10am. Various 4 to 6 mile circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walks over farmland along River Arun & Wey Canal (can be muddy). No dogs, 2 to 3 hours. Sue 01403 255710.