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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 /


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 /

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


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


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!


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 or, or get in touch via the school office on 01243 572375 or

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


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

Good Neighbours in Funtington, the Ashlings, West Stoke and Sennicotts Launch Meeting


 23rd March at 6.30 p.m. at the Church Room in Funtington


A Good Neighbours Scheme is currently being set up by a volunteer group to support the communities of Funtington, East and West Ashling, West Stoke and Sennicotts.  Similar schemes have been running successfully in neighbouring villages for some time.

We are holding a Launch Meeting for the Scheme on 23rd March at 6.30 p.m. at the Church Room in Funtington.  Please do come along and find out more if you live in the Parish.  Perhaps you might be interested in using the Scheme for a little support, or perhaps you know someone who might use the Scheme but you need to know more or perhaps you would like to Volunteer for the Scheme.

Good Neighbours will support people in the community who may need a little help from time to time.  It will offer things like transport to a hospital or doctors’ appointment, shopping, form filling, dog walking, simple tasks around the house or simply a chat over a cup of tea.  Really the Scheme will offer anything that a good neighbour might do.

We are very pleased that we have received the support of The Parochial Church Council and the Funtington Parish Council.  We are also very fortunate to have been promised a donation from a private individual and the Funtington Widows’ group is donating the funds from a Tea and Quiz.  We are so grateful for all this support which makes this a truly local community project.


For more information if you can’t make it to the meeting please do call or email:

Anna D’Alton 01243 763748

Jo Laird 01243 574878

Showing of ‘Hell or High Water’


Chidham and Hambrook Film Society

Friday March 10th


Neo Western heist thriller set in the Texan landscape

Texan brothers Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster), hoping to raise the money they need to prevent the bank from foreclosing on their late mother’s farmland, pull off a series of increasingly ill-advised robberies – brilliantly, from the very banks to whom they’re indebted. Jeff Bridges plays the Texan Ranger who is pursuing them.

“Terrific with a masterpiece performance by Jeff Bridges” Independent    4 Oscar and 3 BAFTA nominations

Chidham & Hambrook Village Hall

Doors open 7.30pm Film screens at 8pm

Licensed bar

Tickets £5/6  available from towers1976@ / 01243  576580/574074

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