South Downs News, August issue

South Downs Newsletter August 2020
Younger readers may recall Pan’s People. This issue leads with a page and a half on PANN (People and Nature Network). There’s a report, of course (reports are what the SDNPA does), and a plan to extend “green infrastructure” into the seedy urban areas — aka “coastal communities” — that straggle along the Hampshire and Sussex coast. A cute picture of a baby sand lizard advertises a family event in Petersfield. There are a couple of surveys and a couple of reports of institutional beneficiaries of John Major’s cunning plan to transfer resources from the poor to the not-so-poor (the National Lottery). The cultural material includes an interesting biographical item on the writer Eleanor Farjeon; an advert for a set of rather competent-looking wildlife art postcards by children (if you want a set, you’ll just have to drive to the South Downs Centre in Midhurst); notice of a September exhibition by Gordon Rushmer in Petworth; and news of a downloadable audio version of Sara Clifford’s Cherry Soup. Fewer virtual events but altogether too much material about Petersfield.

Hurst Village Cinema

The Chambermaid

The Chambermaid: Thursday 13th February at 8:00pm
Note: since the installation of the new screen and sound system, screenings at the Players Theatre have been selling out. If you want to be sure of seats for this, book sooner rather than later.

Oh Come, All Ye Faithful

Carol Singing

Carol singing, this Friday at 5:00pm
We will be carol singing around Fulking on Friday 20th for The Clocktower Sanctuary again. We start at 5:00pm from my house, 37 Clappers Lane, and will finish at the Shepherd & Dog pub. Mulled wine will be available at the start and then again at the pub. Do come and join us if you can. Bring torches! [If it is pouring with rain we will sing on Monday 23rd at the same time.]

Tricia Robinson

Hurst Village Cinema

Present Laughter

National Theatre Live, Thursday 30th January 2020 at 7:00pm
in the (restored and updated) Players Theatre

Remember that these NT Live events tend to sell out quite quickly, so book now if you want to be sure of getting seats. [Update 12th January: SOLD OUT]

Cotillion at St. John the Evangelist

Cotillion
Tickets are now on sale for a candlelit concert in Newtimber celebrating Christmas as Sussex once used to. Cotillion offer a festive evening of songs, poetry and story telling on Saturday 14th December 2019 from 7:00pm–9:15pm. Tickets in advance cost £10.00 for adults and £4.00 for under 18s, which includes mulled wine, mince pies, etc. during the interval and can be obtained from from Lucy Dalrymple (01273 831877) or Gill Keith (01273 835013).

Hurst Village Cinema

Rear Window

Saturday 23rd November at 8:00pm in the Scout Hut

From October to December 2019, Hurst Players are carrying out the next phase of renovations and consequently the Players Theatre will not be available. During this period, the Village Cinema will be relocating to the village Scout Hut, Brown Twins Road, off Trinity Road, BN6 9XT. There is parking for a small number of cars at the Scout Hut, and a car park on Brown Twins Road.