Karen Ayling, The White House, Dixter Road

If the sunshine has made you think you ought to get into shape for summer – why not give the badminton club a try to get you fit? It’s a game which most people find they can join in, and then you get better with practice! The club meets on a Friday evening between 8-10pm at a cost of £3. Racquets, shuttlecocks and partners are provided, and the more experienced players are always happy to give advice. Just turn up at the Pretious Sports Hall. If you prefer an early evening session, there is another club which meets for an hour on Mondays at 5.45pm. Again, you are invited to turn up and say hello.

There will be a Craft Fair in the Village Hall on Saturday -10am to 2pm. There is a range of quality stalls offering handmade soap, fudge, paintings, cards, candles, cake, jewellery etc, so well worth a visit. Buy a cup of tea and a cake and support our new Bonfire Society!

On Saturday evening, David Ruddock will perform his Piano Plus concert in St Mary’s Church. Covering the history of the keyboard, David will move between piano, harpsichord an organ to inform, entertain and delight us with pieces ranging from Chopin’s ‘Scherzo in B flat minor’ on the piano, Handel’s’ ‘Harmonious Blacksmith’ on the harpsichord, and the famous Widor ‘Toccata’ on the organ. The most substantial work will be Beethoven’s ‘Les Adieux’ sonata, No. 26, with music on the lighter side including ‘Dizzy Fingers’ by Zez Confrey and Paul McCartney’s ‘Yesterday’.

Doors open at 7pm, with the concert starting at 7.30pm. There will be a short drinks interval. Entry £10, £8 concessions, under 12s free.

The Annual Parochial Church meeting will be held on Monday 22nd April at7.30pm in the Church Centre. The Annual General Meeting of Northiam Village Hall Trust will be held at 7.30pm in the Jenkins Room on Tuesday.

Line dancing classes are now in Beckley Village Hall on Tuesday 8-9.30pm. Various Music, Country to Pop, Old to New Modern & Traditional Routines. Helen also runs classes in Rye -Tilling Green Community Centre, Fridays 10.15 – 11.45 am and Staplecross - St Mark’s Church Hall, a small class for Beginners/Practice Mondays 6 – 7.30pm and a regular class Fridays 6 – 8pm. For information, call Helen 01797 252087


Coffee Stop will be brewing in the Church Centre between 10am and noon on Wednesday .

The Catsfield Bellringers will be entertaining the Thursday Seniors’ Club this week.

Next weekend offers more treats - Northiam Nursery and Beckley Pre-school are holding a Spring Fair on Saturday 27th, 11am – 3pm at Northiam Nursery school field (indoors if wet), with pony rides, bouncy castle, Peppa Pig, Live Music, BBQ, Barrow of Booze raffle. Fun for all the family.

In the evening is the first chance to enjoy Showtimers’ The Fab 50’s & Swinging 60’s Show’. All the great family fun we have come to expect from Showtimers. For tickets phone 01797 252395 or go hi-tech at Doors open at 7pm, with curtain up at 7.45pm. If you can’t make 27th, there are further performances on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May. Come along and support local talent by having a really good night out. There will be a licensed bar and complimentary refreshments.

Services (21st): 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am St George’s Day Morning Praise