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Faustus Autumn 2019 Tour
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
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 http://www.southdownssummermusic.co.uk/concerts-2019
Alfriston Womens Institute
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.
'Joy to the World' - join us for our annual weekend of Christmas festivities and celebrations
The Twinning Group - a night of Christmassy music, fun and Frenchness with French Twinners (click here)
Sunday 7th October, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Help us celebrate our beautiful orchard with apple pressing and tasting, apple folklore and games.
Free event but normal admission fees do apply.
Alfriston and Cuckmere Historical Society
Sussex - the Armistice and Beyond
100 years ago the country was approaching the Armistice when, after four years of War, the guns finally fell silent.
Local historian Kevin Gordon will talk about the impact of the War following the Armistice and the years afterwards.
Thursday 18th October 2018 at 7.30pm
This meeting will be held at DEANS PLACE HOTEL
Admission is free to members and £5 for guests and non-members.
There will be an interval during the evening for refreshments.
The next Historical Society event will be
15th November: Speaker David Rudling speaking about the History of Money.
National Garden Scheme
Fundraising Open Days
"We are opening our garden again this year on the 1st and 2nd of September for the Alfriston and Cuckmere Valley Responders and the Children's Cancer Fund Polegate under the umbrella of the National Garden Scheme (NGS)"
For full details see the main
Follers Manor page
and their website
and the NGS website
August Bank Holiday
Alfriston on the Tye
For full details see the main Alfriston Summer Festival page
Family Fun Run
in aid of the pre-school
Saturday 15th September
"Starting from the Tye in Alfriston, with 1k, 5k and 10k options… good to run off those summer BBQ calories…
1k for the little kids / dads in charge etc… It will be around the brooks opposite the Tye.
5k route is along the river towards the White horse.
10k route is in the same direction, then back through Friston Forest."
Medals for everyone, tea / beer optional!
Cuckmere Valley Horticultural Society
Alfriston War Memorial Hall
Saturday 4th August 1 – 5pm
Sunday 5th August 11 – 4:30pm
Horticultural Society Floral Arrangements
FUN WITH FLOWERS
Thursday 12th July 2pm - 4pm
Old Chapel Centre
Join us in creating floral arrangements while enjoying the company of friends. Please bring an assortment of flowers & foliage, secateurs / scissors plus any suitable container and a large plastic sack to clear debris! Refreshments available
For more information contact
Roxchel 01323 894151
Horticultural Society Early Summer Show
Saturday 9th June 2018 1pm to 5pm
War Memorial Hall
Come and enjoy a wonderful display of local produce & flowers. Refreshments available
Down on the allotments ...
Saturday 5th May 2018
10 - 12 noon
The Cuckmere Valley Horticultural Society are having a
PLANT SWAP & SALE
Bring along any flower or vegetable seedlings and plants and swap for something else !
Everyone is welcome
Manors, meanders and majesty
Wednesday 9th May 2018
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
What brought Edith Swanneck, the Prince of Wales (later George IV) and Dirk Bogarde to the Cuckmere Valley? This, and much, much more will be revealed during a National Trust-led, circular riverside walk from Alfriston Clergy House: taking in Deans Place, Frog Firle Manor, Clapham House, St Michael the Archangel and Lullington Court. 2 hours, 2.5 miles, easy level terrain, stiles and gates, adults £4, children £3. Meet on the Tye in front of St Andrew's church. Well behaved dogs welcome. Booking required. Please call 01323 871961.