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What's gone -2019

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Faustus Autumn 2019 Tour

playing at

The Old Chapel Alfriston


Saturday 26th October

Playing music for our times, Faustus take traditional English music, rip it up, put it together again and move it on. A vigorous rhythmic impetus and rock/prog rock influence propels the sound into the here and now and a range of instruments deployed in unconventional ways gives a unique texture, depth and variety to the band’s sound.

‘Faustus somehow manage to make folk sound traditional and cutting edge at the same time. It’s a good trick to pull off and a thrilling show for the spectator.’ (English Dance and Song)


(photo credit Richard Gearey)

Saturday 26 October The Old Chapel Alfriston 7.30pm


Book launch - GLORY  FROM  DEFEAT


Friday 22nd September. 5pm for 5:30pm start

The second launch of the book Glory from Defeat: Our Second Dunkirk will take place at The Alfriston War Memorial Hall

This story reveals dramatic events that took place nine days after Dunkirk - when 20,000 British soldiers were still in France - and three months after D-Day, when Veules les Roses, with which Alfriston is twinned, was the last coastal town in Normandy to be liberated. While this history is covered so too are the commemorative events that the two communities celebrated that culminated in a message of good will from Her Majesty The Queen and an endorsement by Dame Vera Lynn.

A copy of the book will be included: there will be a short presentation and afterwards a glass of wine to toast the courage of both the soldiers and the Sussex boatmen on that day. 

Early booking essential. Tickets (£15 individual/£20 duo):


  • enquiry email:   we will then forward bank transfer details

  • telephone the author June Goodfield and leave a message 01323 870073

  • direct purchase at The Shot Coffee House, the Gun Room, Alfriston BN26 5TL 01323 368011

The True History
of the
Tulip Wars in Europe


A Horticultural Society talk


by Lesley Chamberlain 

Thursday 3rd October 7.30pm at Alfriston War Memorial Hall, about welcome. Members free. Non members £3. Refreshments available.

From sheep to knitting wool



A talk by guest speakers Peter and Carol Goodman

Visitors welcome - donations appreciated


6 days of music with internationally renowned artists spanning the genres of classical, folk and jazz

For details of their comprehensive programme of concerts and to book tickets, please see


Alfriston Womens Institute

Sussex Suffragettes

Tuesday 16th April 2019 - 2pm - The Old Chapel Centre

Learn more about the women who changed our lives with our guest speaker this month, local historian Kevin Gordon who will be telling us about “Sussex Suffragettes”.

Why not join us? You will be made very welcome.  A small donation is appreciated.

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