Events diary

Unless otherwise stated in the event details, meetings are held at St Peter's Church Hall, Shoreham, at 7.30pm. Members 2, others 3. Tea & coffee is available and the bar is usually open.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 14th: Christmas buffet
7 for 7.30pm. Our fork buffet includes some vegetarian and gluten-free items. Just pay 10 on the night. It includes a 'welcome' drink - and the bar will be open or you can bring your own. Great opportunity to chat, review the year and plan the future! Essential to phone or text 07837 658552 to reserve places by December 12th, or there won't be enough food for you!

FRIDAY January 18th: Literary Sussex
Chris Hare says his Literary Sussex talk will certainly include Kipling, but also Hilaire Belloc, Richard Jefferies, W.H.Hudson, Sheila K. Smith, Arthur Becket and Tickner Edwardes.

FRIDAY February 15th: Your garden after dark
We are hoping to get Dr Dawn Scott of Brighton University to tell us how badgers, foxes and hedgehogs have adapted to our towns and cities, what opportunities and problems can occur and how they interact with us and each other.

FRIDAY March 15th: Red sky at night
We have all grown up listening to weather lore handed down over generations but is there any real truth in any of it and where has it all come from? Bill Avenell will try to separate science from superstition in this illustrated talk.

FRIDAY April 12th: London oddities and curiosities
A return visit by Sally Botwright, a London Blue Badge guide who now lives in West Sussex. What is the story behind the Eleanor Cross? Why was Mr Sullivan's new statue a point of discussion, and where was the first Texas Embassy? These and many more will be answered in part 2 of "London Oddities".

FRIDAY May 17th: Annual general meeting
After the usual AGM business we'll show Sell-off, a 57-minute film about the privatisation of the NHS.

FRIDAY June 21st: Plastic-free Shoreham?
OK, not completely because it's far too useful. But single-use plastic, the 'disposable' stuff and how we can adjust our habits to stop messing up the environment. Speaker tbc.

Shoreham map graphic