Pett and Pett Level

New Beach Club: Don’t forget the Annual General Meeting takes place tomorrow, Saturday at 10:30am. Also, after being closed for several weeks, their newly refurbished kitchen is now completed.

Church Services: On Sunday April 12 – Morning Worship, St Mary & St Peter, Pett at 9:30am, Merial Deasy. Sunday Service at the Methodist Chapel at 10:45am.

Village Choir: On Monday April 13 the Village Choir will meet again at 7:30pm in Pett Methodist Chapel.

Pett Older People’s Project: On Tuesday April 14 POPP will feature Music for Health with Keith Osborne. Antonella Bruce will also be there to give head and shoulder massages. The session runs from 10:30am to 2:30pm and will include a two-course lunch for just £5.

Pett Gardening Club: Also on Tuesday April 14 Pett Gardening Club will be holding its meeting in Pett Village Hall. There will be a talk from Alexis Datta on Sissinghurst: Portrait of a Garden and the meeting starts at 7:30pm. Visitors are always welcome.

Parochial Church Meeting: The vestry meeting (for the election of Churchwardens) and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place on Thursday April 16 at Pett Village Hall at 7pm.

All those on the electoral role of St Mary and St Peter are invited to attend and, if necessary, vote for the churchwardens and the members of the parochial; Church Council.

Pett WI: On Friday April 17, Pett W.I. will welcome Sally Watson, who is coming to talk about Hearing Dogs for deaf people – the national charity that provides dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and reduces the isolation of deafness. Sally will be bringing her dog with her! The meeting starts at 2:30pm and will be followed by a delicious tea.

Flicks in the Village: Please note the change of date – also on Friday April 17 Flicks in the Village will be showing The Hundred Foot Journey (PG).

Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family, led by Papa (Om Puri), move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin starred classical French eatery.

However upon encountering the icy proprietor, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the Kadam family realise they may have bitten off more than they can chew. Outraged by the new arrivals, Madame Mallory is determined to have their business shut down. As cultures clash and food flies, an all-out war escalates between the two establishments – until, that is, Hassan’s passion and talent for French cuisine begin to enchant Madame Mallory and even she can’t deny this young chef could have what it takes to garner even more acclaim for her beloved restaurant.

An uplifting and feel-good cultural feast full of Indian spices, French sophistication and British wit, THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, based on the international best selling novel by Richard C. Morais, is directed by Lasse Halstrom (Chocolat) and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Juliet Blake.

The film starts at 7:30pm with refreshments served from 7pm. Membership forms are available on the night or you can always pop into the Butchers shop in Pett and grab an application form.

Pett Level Naturalist Society: And there is still more! Also on Friday April 17 at Pettnats, Trevor Buttle will be giving another Miscellany of Nature.

Meetings start at 7:30 pm at Pett Village Hall and visitors are always welcome, as well as new members.

Mary Saint

mary@saintfamily.net