What’s on in Worthing, Shoreham and Littlehampton this week.
Friday, November 9
EVENT: New weekly coffee and chatter morning at St James’ Church, East Ham Road, Littlehampton, from 10.30am to midday. Make new friends and meet old ones over coffee and cake, or take your knitting and natter at the same time. Weekly event every Friday.
FILM: See the classic silent film Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney with live Wurlitzer cinema organ accompaniment played by Michael Wooldridge starting at 7pm at The Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BH11 1HQ. Box Office: 01903 206206. Website: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
WALK: HeartSmart walk – Salvington Hill. Time: two hours. 3.5-mile circular walk towards Findon with superb views and excellent autumn foraging for berries. Meet: 10.30am in the car park on the left at the end of Honeysuckle Lane.
Saturday, November 10
EVENT: Durrington craft fayre from 10am to 3pm at New Life Church, on the corner of Salvington and Greenland Roads in Durrington. The coffee shop will be open for tea/coffee, or even high tea. Multiple good and distinguished craft items will be on sale.
FAIR: CancerWise fundraising pre-loved and craft fair at the 7th Littlehampton Scout Hall in Southfields Road, Littlehampton, from 10am to 1pm – adults 50p entry and children free. There will be lots of craft stalls and pre-loved items for sale, as well as a raffle, and the 7th Littlehampton Scouts will be providing refreshments to raise money for their group.
MUSIC: Edwin James Festival Choir and Orchestra perform A Time for Remembrance concert at St James’ Church, East Ham Road, Littlehampton at 3pm (doors open 2.15pm) commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. The concert includes orchestral works, music from the trenches, poems, and well-known songs from the era. Tickets £10 from 01243 582330 or on the door (children £4). Donations will go to the Royal British Legion, Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice, St Barnabas House hospice, and St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
EVENT: The shop at St Bridget’s care home, in Ilex Way, Rustington, is extending its opening hours and will be open from 10am to 3pm. There will be collectable second-hand books, non-fiction and paperbacks on offer as part of World Book Week, as well as clothes for winter and Christmas parties.
FAYRE: Simon and Waffle the Wonder Dog, from the BBC TV series, will be at Rustington WI’s Winter Fayre at St Peter and St Pauls Church Hall. There will be plenty of homemade cakes, pastries, craft, knitting, books and more with a bottle tombola, the white elephant stalls and a grand raffle. There will also be bacon rolls, soup, tea and coffee.
MEETING: Rustington Residents Association meeting at 2pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Claigmar Road, Rustington, with speaker Simon Brett OBE, the writer for radio and television, author of the Charles Paris and Mrs Pargeter crime series, actor and raconteur. Entrance is £2 for members and £2.50 non-members; includes tea, coffee and biscuits.
FAIR: St Mary de Haura Christmas Fair in St Mary’s Hall, East Street, Shoreham, from 10.30am to 2.30pm, with a variety of stalls including books, cakes, bric-a-brac, tombola, cards, crafts, jewellery, face painting, toys, presents, sweets and a raffle. There will also be refreshments and musical entertainment. Admission free. Visit www.stmarydehaura.org.uk for more information.
SALE: 1st Southwick Scouts are holding a jumble sale at the Scout Hall in Sandown Road, Southwick, BN42 4HB, from 9.30am.
EVENT: Christ Church, in Grafton Road, Worthing, is holding a Christmas mini market from 10.30am to midday, with crafts, Christmas food fare, gifts and homemade cards for sale, as well as lucky dip, guess the number of sweets in the jar, and live seasonal music. Coffee and mince pies will also be available. Free admission. All welcome.
MAGIC: Morgan and West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular. Starts 2pm. Price: £9.50, Family of four £32. Venue: Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing, BN11 1LG. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
MAGIC: Morgan and West: Parlour Tricks. Starts 7.30pm. Price: £12.50, FWT £10.50. Venue: Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing, BN11 1LG. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
MUSIC: Charity Concert Featuring Blake. Starts 7.30pm. Price: All £22/£27 Concession £20/£25. Venue: Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PX. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
Sunday, November 11
CHURCH: Sound and Silence, a reflection on the meaning of remembrance and reconciliation, will be performed by Actors Emeritus at St Mary the Virgin church in North Stoke, Arundel, at 3pm. All welcome. Warm clothes and torches recommended.
FAIR: Shoreham Academy, in Kingston Lane, Shoreham, BN43 6YT, is holding a Christmas Craft Market from 6pm to 9pm, with a variety of professional stalls and gifts for everyone. Entry is free with refreshments, including a licensed bar, available. Email: email@example.com for more information.
Monday, November 12
TALK: Southwick Society talk about Lancing College and its local history at 7.30pm at Southwick Community Centre. Janet Pennington will be telling the story of the college and its extraordinary founder Nathaniel Woodard. The talk will be open to everybody for an entry fee of £4 (£2 for Southwick Society members).
MEETING: The Arts Society Steyning meeting with an illustrated talk by Peter Medhurst on the music and life of Johann Sebastian Bach. Coffee is served from 10am, with the talk from 10.30am to midday at The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning, BN443XZ. Visitors welcome with a contribution of £5.
Tuesday, November 13
EVENT: Southwick Flower Club demonstration at Southwick Methodist Church, Southwick, at 7.30pm. NAFAS demonstrator Nina Tucknott will present her floral arrangements for an evening entitled Come Fly with Me. Tickets £7 per person, with tea and mince pie included. All welcome.
EVENT: Lyndhurst Infant School, in Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, BN11 2DG, open day for children starting reception in September 2019 at 9.30am and 11am. Call 01903 235390 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
JAZZ: This week at the Hare & Hounds, in Portland Road, Worthing is The Jo Fooks Quartet. Jo is accompanied by Roy Hilton on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Bobby Worth on drums. Music starts at 8.30pm but, to guarantee a seat, why not get there early and book a table for a meal. Call 01903 230085.
TALK: Worthing Archaeological Society autumn lecture from 7.30pm to 9pm in the Lecture Theatre in the basement of Worthing Library. Jon Sygrave will talk about Sussex Flint Mines and the early Neolithic Whitehawk Causewayed Enclosure in Brighton. Visitors welcome, entry £4, free to members. For more information visit www.worthingarchaeological.org
Wednesday, November 14
MARKET: Shoreham Academy Christmas Craft Market at the school in Kingston Lane, Shoreham, BN43 6YT, from 6pm to 9pm, with a variety of professional stalls and gifts for everyone. Entry is free with refreshments, including a licensed bar, available. Email: email@example.com for more information.
MUSIC: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain with Bells on. Starts 7.30pm. Price: Adult £25, FWT £23. Venue: Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 3PX. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
STAGE: To Hell in a Handbag. Starts 8pm. Price: Adult £13.50, Concession £12.50, FWT £11.50, Student £10. Venue: Connaught Studio, Union Place, Worthing, BN11 1LG. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
Thursday, November 15
WALK: HeartSmart walk – Angmering Park and Hammerpot. Time: two hours. Four-mile, mainly flat, walk through woods and meadows. Meet: 10.30am in th car park in the woods at the Dover, BN18 9PX.
TALK: Worthing Friendship Centre talk at 2.30pm by demonstrators from a local garden centre on how to decorate tables and homes for Christmas. At the English Martyrs Barn in Goring. For more information call Julie on 07981 239017.
FILM: The Shape of Water (15) at 7.30pm (film club members and guests only) at the Ropetackle Arts Centre. Call 01273 464440 or visit www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk for more information.