Pett and Pett Level

Fairlight End Open Gardens: Well what a successful event that was! 390 people paid to visit the garden, including 40 from Belgium. They spent £4465 on entry, teas and plants, which is a record for the event. £3572 goes to the National Gardens Scheme, which supports Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie Cancer Care among others and £893 goes to Pett Village Hall, who provide generous support to the event.

Church Services: On Sunday June 28 – Holy Communion, St Mary & St Peter, Pett at 9:30am, Richard Barron. Sunday Service at the Methodist Chapel at 10:45am.

Village Choir: On Monday June 29 the Village Choir will meet again at 7:30pm in Pett Methodist Chapel.

Pett Older People’s Project: On Tuesday June 30 POPP will feature Alison Bowler with seated dance exercise. The session runs from 10:30am to 2pm and will include a two-course lunch for just £5.

Mobile Library: The next visit will be on Tuesday June 30 when it will stop outside Pett Church from 12:05pm until 12:35pm.

Coffee Morning: The July Village Coffee Morning will now be held on July 8. Further details will be in next week’s edition.

Flicks in the Village: on Thursday July 2 Flicks in the Village will be showing Testament of Youth (12). Starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harrington, this is a searing story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which became the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A powerful and passionate journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again; a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.

Vera Brittain, irrepressible, intelligent and free-minded, overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. With everything to live for, she falls in love with her brother’s close friend Roland Leighton as they go to University to pursue their literary dreams. But the First World War is looming and as the boys leave for the front Vera realises she cannot sit idly by as her peers fight for their country, so volunteers as a nurse. She works tirelessly, experiencing all the griefs of war, as one by one her fiancé, her brother and their closest friends are all killed and the pillars of her world shattered. But, an indefatigable spirit, Vera endures and returns to Oxford, irrevocably changed, yet determined to find a new purpose, which spurs her towards a redemptive act of remembrance.

So why not come along and see this moving film? It starts at 7:30pm with refreshments served from 7pm.

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