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August 2021

Ashdown Forest – an early example of conservation – a talk by Vivien Blanford

August 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  Ashdown Forest - an early example of conservation. Thursday 19th August, at 8pm – 9pm, on Zoom - booking details tbc nearer the time.   Ranging over the centuries, this talk by Vivienne Blandford will demonstrate how woodland became a lowland heath landscape through the exploitation of its resources and today is a valuable ‘natural lowland heath habitat’ where boundaries of 13th century Deer Park still exist despite enclosures both legally and illegally.

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September 2021

“Strange Adventure”  –  The story of Gilbert and Sullivan 16th September – on Zoom 8.00pm

September 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Strange Adventure”  -  The story of Gilbert and Sullivan   Between 1875 and 1896, Gilbert and Sullivan wrote 13 comic operas  -  pieces that set the “gold standard” for modern day musicals. The satire is still relevant today and quotes, such as “Let the punishment fit the crime” and “What never!”, are still is use. It is accepted that some people consider G & S to be like Marmite but this illustrated talk, presented by Laurence Leng, concentrates not so…

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October 2021

The Secrets Stories Hidden in Old Buildings by Joe Thompson – carpenter-in-residence at the Weald and Downland Museum – Thursday 21st October 2021 8.00pm

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday, October 21st @8pm – 9pm The Secrets Stories Hidden in Old Buildings by Joe Thompson - carpenter-in-residence at the Weald and Downland Museum (The BBC series 'The Repair Shop is filmed here). Not to be missed One of the charms of old buildings is the number of stories they have seen. Timber-framed buildings in particular bear witness to this as many of the processes of fabrication and alteration leave visible marks on the surfaces. When timber-frame buildings are dismantled even…

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November 2021

AGM & Social evening – Thursday November 25th – Village Hall.

November 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

AGM and Social Evening Thursday, November 25th in the newly refurbished Village Hall

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