What’s on in Worthing, Shoreham and Littlehampton this week.
Thursday, January 17
MEETING: Worthing Sussex Family History Group meeting followed by a talk by Martin Hayes on West Sussex Past – in pictures. 7pm for a 7.30pm start in the Chichester Room at Field Place, Durrington, BN13 1NP.
UKULELE: Six-week ukulele course for complete beginners begins from 6.15pm until 7.15pm at East Worthing Community Centre, Pages Lane, Worthing, BN11 2NG. Call 01903 920249/07931 372694 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Booking required.
Friday, January 18
MEETING: Arundel Flower Club meeting with talk by Lucinda Knapman entitled Happy New Year. Club competition: Born to Shop. Venue is at St Mary’s Church Hall, Climping at 7.30pm. Refreshments and raffle. Guests (£4) welcome. For details contact 01903 884877.
TALK: Shoreham Society welcomes local historian Chris Hare who will talk about Literary Sussex, which will include Kipling, but also Hilaire Belloc, Richard Jeffries, W.H. Hudson, Sheila K. Smith, Arthur Becket and Tickner Edwardes. Admission is £3 for non-members and the bar will be open. The talk starts at 7.30pm in St Peter’s Hall, West Street, Shoreham. Other Shoreham Society talks now confirmed are: Your Garden After Dark with Dr Dawn Scott of Brighton University on February 15; Red Sky at Night (about weather folklore) with Bill Avenell on March 15; and London Oddities and Curiosities with London Blue Badge Tourist Guide Sally Botwright on April 12.
Saturday, January 19
ART: Arun Art Society watercolour demonstration by Sharon Hurst at 2.30pm at Ferring Village Hall, 90 Ferring Street, BN12 5JP. Sharon will paint a fantasy face, demonstrating shaping and glazing techniques. Non-members welcome; the entrance fee is £4. More information from Mark Juby on 01903 243176.
EVENT: Lancing District NSPCC bric-a-brac and jumble sale from 10am to midday in the Lancing Tabernacle Hall, North Road, Lancing, BN15 9BB. Free admission with tea, coffee and biscuits on sale. Head along and pick up a new year’s bargain.
MEETING: Rustington Parish Council councillors’ surgery in Rustington Library, Claigmar Road, Rustington, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, offering the opportunity to meet councillors and share your views and concerns. In attendance will be West Sussex county councillor Dan Purchese, Arun district councillor Terry Chapman, and Rustington parish councillor Peggy Partridge.
MEETING: Rustington Residents Association open meeting at 2pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Rustington. There will be a musical quiz with prizes for the winning table of four people. Entrance is £2 for members; £2.50 non-members. Refreshments included. If you are not a member, there will be the opportunity to join at the meeting.
Sunday, January 20
CHURCH: Churches Together Service, in the week of prayer for Christian Unity, at St Catherine’s Catholic Church in Beach Road, Littlehampton, at 6.30pm followed by refreshments in the hall. All are most welcome.
Tuesday, January 22
JAZZ: This week at the Hare & Hounds, in Portland Road, Worthing, is The Greg Heath Quartet. Greg Heath was born in New Zealand but has been based in the UK from 1989. Since then he has toured and recorded with a diverse range of artists both in the Jazz and Pop idioms. Jazz artists amongst others include Roy Ayers, Jim Mullen, John Etheridge, The Meier Group and Maceo Parker. Pop artists include: Dr John, Van Morrison, Joan Armatrading and Geno Washington. Greg has extensive experience writing for film and television and as well as running his own group – The Greg Heath Quartet, he is also a member of the All Stars Collective comprising some of Britain’s finest touring and session musicians. Accompanying him are Simon Robinson on piano, Nigel Thomas on bass and Spike Wells 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.
Wednesday, January 23
EVENT: Open day at Claridge House in Littlehampton from 11am to 1pm. Call 0845 004 5000 to book your space and to ensure there are enough coffee and biscuits.
EVENT: Citizens Advice Worthing free advice stand at Worthing Town Hall from 10am to 4pm offering advice on how to save money on energy bills, grants you may be eligible for, finding the best tariff and more. No appointment required; bring latest bills along. Visit www.advicewestsussex.org.uk for more infortation.
Thursday, January 24
MEETING: Rustington Society of Floral Art meeting at 2.30pm at The Woodlands Centre in Rustington and the demonstrator will be Nina Tucknott with ‘Wood U Believe It’. The competition for members will be entitled ‘A Winter’s Tale’. Guests welcome.
FILM: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A) at 2pm. Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham, BN43 5EG. Box office: 01273 464440 or visit www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk