Hurst Green

Colin Boylett, 2 Park Farm Close, Etchingham

Hurst Green Fete is tomorrow (Saturday June 8), starting at 2pm.

After the great success of last year’s Jubilee Fete the village are putting on a Fete this year with more stalls and activities than ever before. In addition to the usual attractions bouncy castle, coconut shy, face-painting, beat the goalie etc. the Fete will feature jugglers and a magician as well as live music playing throughout the day (and into the evening) from three bands.

Teas and coffees and cakes are being provided by Little Acorns Playgroup.

And if you haven’t dropped in to see the newly opened Hurst Green Shop and Café yet, then this will be the perfect chance to do so – the shop is right next door to the fete and the opening hours are being extended especially to run to the end of the afternoon. On that note, are there any more volunteers out there? The shop and café is getting much busier and needs even more volunteers; if you can spare a morning or just a couple of hours on this would be a great help them. You can make further enquiries at the shop.

The Harmonique Singers are looking for new singers. The choir started in September 2011 and they have had an exciting and fun year. Their firs performances were at the Hurst Green School Christmas Fair, and the lighting of the Christmas Lights at the new shop site. In May they sang at the Quiz Night for the Twinning association, and they sang two songs during the Comedy Capers Children in Need concert in November 2012, and again at the lighting of the Christmas Lights. The group has a regular committed group of members meeting on Mondays at 8pm in the village hall, and would like some new members. The group sing Rock Pop and Gospel and there are no auditions, it is a choir for having fun. For more information contact Rebecca on 07855691855

South East Open Studios, Every year many artists in the region take part in the South East Open Studios event, which this year take place June 7 to June 23. Two Hurst Green artists are taking part this year, and will have their work on display in the village hall today Jun 7 to Sunday June 9, open times will be Friday June 7 10am to 6pm, June 8-9 11am to 6pm.

Ella Clarke produces detailed pencil drawings, prints and cards. Hastings boat scenes, owls, birds, butterflies and flowers.

Margaret Thomson produces colourful oil paintings of flowers and fruit, along with prints and greeting cards, her work is driven by a love of gardening. Both artists will have work for sale and refreshments will be available. For more details of artists in the area that are taking part visit the website , or pick up a guide from a local shop.

Can you take on this column, I will only continue to provide the Hurst Green Village Voice column for a limited period, we need someone in the village to come forward to take it on so that hurst green continues to have a column. If you might be interested in taking it on, it is not difficult, get in touch with me or contact the Battle Observer directly.

Get details of your events to me as soon as possible, so that I can give your event advance publicity, if you have a program of events fro future months let me have details and I will include in the column. To be sure of inclusion in the next edition get your details to me by 10pm on Mondays, but as early as possible to enable me to prepare the item and check any queries with you. You can use any of the following methods to get your information to me, Colin Boylett, 2 Park Farm Close Etchingham, TN19 7DQ, telephone 01580 819532, mobile 07941 786244, email