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Church Services on Sunday June 3 – Jubilee Civic Service, St Mary & St Peter, Pett at 10:30am.

This service will celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It is also a good opportunity to pay tribute to all who contribute to our village life, especially councillors and those who run clubs, societies and all sorts of activities. Revd. David Wotton will lead the service and there will be rousing hymns for which voices are needed!

Also on June 3 will be the Pett WI and Pett Parish Church Jubilee Lunch, held at Pett Village Hall between 12 & 2pm. The event was sold out some weeks ago but for those who were lucky enough to get tickets, don’t forget to bring knife, fork, plate, glass and your favourite tipple. Pudding bowls, spoons and bubbly will be provided. A report of the event, together with photos, will appear next week.

On Tuesday June 5 POPP will be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a buffet lunch and party. There will also be Sheila Brain, a singer with keyboard/harp. The session runs from 10:30am to 2:30pm at Pett Village Hall.

On Wednesday June 6 Sally and her team will be ready to welcome you with excellent coffee and a great selection of cakes at the Village Coffee Morning. Everyone is welcome from 10am.

On Thursday June 7 Flicks in the Village will be showing The Artist (PG). This film is a love letter and homage to classic black-and-white silent films. The film is enormously likable and is anchored by a charming performance from Jean Dujardin, as silent movie star George Valentin. In late-1920s Hollywood, as Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he makes an intense connection with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break. As one career declines, another flourishes, and by channelling elements of A Star Is Born and Singing in the Rain, The Artist tells the engaging story with humour, melodrama, romance, and--most importantly--silence. As wonderful as the performances by Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo (Miller) are, the real star of The Artist is cinematographer Guillaume Schiffman. Visually, the film is stunning. Crisp and beautifully contrasted, each frame is so wonderfully constructed that this sweet and unique little movie is transformed from entertaining fluff to a profound cinematic achievement.

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.

Mary Saint, Pett Road