Icklesham Village Voice

- Sunday 26 February 10.30 Morning Prayer in the Parish Church.

- 4-6 Live Music at the Queen’s Head John Pearson & Jem Turpin playing Blues.

- Saturday 25 Quiz Night in the Memorial Hall in aid of Icklesham Cricket Club funds. This is probably fully booked but you can check with Stuart Baker.

- Wednesday 29 February Rye & District Community Hub open day in the Rye Club Market Road 10.30am - 8.00pm.

Drop in and meet people. Have a cuppa. Come and see DVDs of community events of the 70s and 80s (silly races, raft races, carnival and charity fun days )

- Friday 2 March 12.30 - 2.00 in the Memorial Hall this year’s Lent Lunches start. Everyone is welcome to this informal meal of home made soup, cheeses, fresh read and drinks.

A chance to meet friends, neighbours in a warm atmosphere. No charge - just make a donation to this week’s charity Macmillan Nurses.

- Saturday 3 March 10.00am - 2.30pm. A Spring Craft Fair in the Memorial Hall. Locally made art and craft works for sale.

- Congratulations to the Icklesham Players. The Panto “Cinders” had full houses for all 4 shows. Everyone had a really enjoyable time- the audiences ‘the cast and the front of house team. Well done everyone. Lots of local references including such a long advert for Icklesham Store that it had to be cut short.

- The Icklesham players are very versatile and the next production is a huge contrast. “The Woman in White” is based on a novel by Wilkie Collins which was serialised in a Victorian magazine between 1859 and 1860. The adaptation into a melodrama is by Janet Kates Tredinnick who also will direct the play.The book is the first English crime detection story.

It was a huge success and Charles Dickens began his crime novel ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ 10 years later but died before he completed it. As a drama it offers actors the opportunity to play a variety of interesting and varied roles.

Auditions will be held in the Memorial Hall at 3pm on Sunday 4 March If you are unable to attend but would like to audition phone Janet on 01424 435333

LAURIE BOWMAN Magpies Oast House Field