Category Archives: What’s On – Local Things to See and Do

Bosham Cricket Club Quiz

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A reminder that the next Bosham Cricket Club Quiz is on Friday (28th April) with as usual the first question being asked at 8:00 pm. The venue is unchanged at the Bosham Village Hall.
Martin will be opening the Hall at 7:30 pm. The Quiz has been prepared and in addition to the usual type Qs’ there will be rounds on Sounds of the 60s & 70s, Geography, TV Twosomes, History, Sport and Medical Matters.
See you there!

Upcoming Events in West Sussex Libraries

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Lunchtime Talk: Bobby on the Beat

Chichester Library

Thursday 27th April, 12.10pm-12.50pm

 

Join Bob Dixon as he recounts his memories as a 1960s policeman in London’s tough East End. You’ll get an honest insight into life as a copper ‘on the beat’ and hear the drama and the danger of his job. Bob will recall the funny, sad and often incredible events that he witnessed.

 

Free event, just drop in. For more information please contact Chichester Library: 01243 777351 / chichester.library@westsussex.gov.uk

 

NEW Reading Group

Bognor Regis Library

Launching Monday 8th May 5.45pm-6.45pm (then the second Monday of every month)

 

If you enjoy reading, discussing books and meeting new people then join our library reading group.

 

For more information, or to join, please contact Bognor Regis Library: 01243 382470 /  bognor.regis.library@westsussex.gov.uk

Events at Uppark

South front of the house from the meadow with white flowers at Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, 8 -23 April, 10-5pm. Normal admission applies, £3 per trail  

Once again the Cadbury Bunny has hidden precious choccy eggs across Britain. Now it’s up to you and your family to find them by joining the Cadbury Egg Hunt.

Solve the clues to find the giant eggs that the Easter bunny has hidden around the grounds at Uppark and learn about our local birds as you go along to win a chocolate prize.

 

May half-term quiz trail, 27 May – 4 June, suggested donation £1

Explore all things miniature this holiday with a half-term trail around the grounds and keep a keen eye out for clues and creatures.

 

Outdoor theatre: Pride and Prejudice, 24 June, 7pm-9pm

Outdoor touring company Illyria are putting a spin on an Austen classic this summer. Bring a picnic and settle down for the evening in Uppark grounds.

Booking available from middle of March by calling 03442491895  or visiting nationaltrust.org.uk/Uppark

 

FB Pocket Orchestra Evening Jazz, 7 July, 7pm-9pm

Settle on the lawn for an evening of 1920s jazz and drinks courtesy of FB Pocket Orchestra. Booking available from middle of March by calling  03442491895 or visiting nationaltrust.org.uk/Uppark

 

Summer holiday family trail, 25 July-3 September, suggested donation £1

Pick up a family trail this summer, get exploring in the sun and stop in the house to see the servants’ quarters and dolls’ house.

Bosham School Association Update – May Fair date for you!

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We’ve set a date for the Bosham Primary School May Fair – please put Sunday 21st May from 12.00 – 2.30pm at Bosham recreation ground in your diaries! We are looking forward to a sunny, fun-filled day, with two bouncy castles, alpacas, an exciting raffle with fabulous prizes, the ever-popular Pimms bar, a sizzlingly tasty BBQ, plants, Crafty Corner, the terrific tombola, a fire engine, police car, vintage cars, coconut shy and yummy, scrummy cakes. The children will also be working hard on their stalls, as well as entertaining us musically – come along to find out more on that! We are working on lots more ideas – it’s going to be a fantastic event!

Please do come along on the day and join in the fun, and you’ll also be helping us raise much needed funds for Bosham Primary School.  Over the last few years, we’ve been able to fund some amazing events and equipment that otherwise would not have been possible, including: free music lessons for all Year 4 children, books for the library, the Trim Trail playground equipment, subsidized school trips, stage lighting for the hall, and 15 x iPad minis.

We’ve also been fundraising for other good causes – on the last day of the winter term, we supported Save the Children with a Christmas jumper/hat/item day. We were able to donate £131 to this important charity and the children looked very festive in their jumpers, hats and antlers!

We are always extremely thankful for volunteers to help at our events or for any donations that we can use as raffle prizes. We’d also like to hear from anyone who would like to advertise in our May Fair programme, or who would like to have a stall on the day. Please contact Diana O’Brien or Gwen Bennett at diddlydiana@hotmail.com or cakeypig@gmail.com, or get in touch via the school office on 01243 572375 or office@boshamprimary.co.uk

Enjoy Mothering Sunday At the Weald & Downland Living Museum

Mothering Sunday is a great time to visit the Weald & Downland Living Museum, at Singleton near Chichester. All mums enter for free on this special day, where visitors can enjoy an activity-packed alternative to traditional celebrations.

Throughout the day visitors can watch and take part in a range of activities including:

 

  • See the new spring lambs and meet our new heavy horses
  • Hear music from King Henry’s Duo and our roving Tudor musician
  • Try on some of our historic clothing for a photo
  • Collect a free daffodil posy for mothers and grandmothers
  • Treat the family to a wagon ride (£2 adults and £1 children)
  • Win tea for two! Throw a welly the furthest in our welly-wanging competition

Family activities

Family activities include: plant a seed, colour a Tudor lady paper doll, make a badge for someone special, play traditional games, dress as a Victorian child and play on the farmyard play mat (for the youngest visitors).

Free 10-minute taster talks

Visitors can enjoy free 10-minute taster talks on: colour and natural dyes, Tudor shopping, willow basketry, traditional carpentry, heavy horses, brewing and wood carving.

 

All activities and talks are subject to change.

 

The Museum is home to a fascinating collection of over 50 rescued rural buildings set in a beautiful 40-acre site within the South Downs National Park, where visitors can discover the stories of the people who lived and worked in them from Anglo-Saxon to Edwardian times. There is a lot to see including: homes and historic gardens, farm animals and farming heritage, crafts and trade workshops, beautiful woodland, pasture and wildflower meadows.

 

The Museum’s café kiosk will be open, plus there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas. Dogs on leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Visitors with disabilities are advised to contact the Museum in advance of their visit to discuss the easiest way to access the site. The Museum’s new visitor centre and café complex are nearing completion and will open later in the spring.

Fashion Show Funds Care for Disabled Veterans

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The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH), on Boundary Road, Worthing, is organising a fabulous fashion show in April, to raise vital funds for their care and rehabilitation of disabled veterans.

The fashion show, on the evening of Thursday 6 April, will feature a range of fashions for all occasions and will start with fabulously glamorous evening and special occasion wear, courtesy of local dress boutique, Velvet Birdcage.  There will also be outfits for work, leisure and day wear, including new, as-new, designer and vintage clothing, much of which has been kindly donated by QAHH supporters and will be for sale on the night, immediately after the Fashion Show, at sale prices.

Students from Davison High School will be modelling the clothes on the catwalk, along with some staff members from QAHH.  The models’ hair will be styled by Richard John hair and beauty salon. At the event, there will also be stalls selling a range of accessories, jewellery and make-up.

Event organiser, Helen Bennett, explains: “Thanks to all who have made this event possible, enabling us to raise much needed funds for our residents. The money raised by the fashion show will fund the 24-hour nursing, rehabilitation, respite and end of life care we provide. It will be a really fun evening, so if you fancy being ‘en vogue’, come and join us!’

Tickets for the fashion show cost between £5 and £10 and include a drink and goody bag.

For more information, or to buy tickets, please contact Helen in the QAHH Fundraising Team on 01903 218444 or email helen-bennett@qahh.org.uk

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