Sedlescombe and District flower visit to Chichester Cathedral SUS-140306-093553001
Sedlescombe and District flower visit to Chichester Cathedral SUS-140306-093553001

This weekend sees the start of South East Open Studios, Artists and Makers throughout the region are waiting to welcome you to their studios and workshops in the most extensive Open Studio event in the South East. The experience is unique, not only will you see a wealth of creative talent, but you will also meet the artist or maker in person, and many will be demonstrating during the event. They will glad to talk to you about their materials, techniques and philosophy. Two Artists here in Sedlescombe will be opening their studios and taking part. Mark Fisher, who is an artist at The Den, Meadow Lane, Sedlescombe, TN33 0RF,contact number 01424 871605 and Tony Wynne, who works in Glass art, at 17 Park Shaw, Sedlescombe, TN33 0PP, contact number 01424 870469 . Both studios will be open Saturday and Sunday June 7 and 8 from 10am to 4pm. If you are not able to get along and miss the opportunity this weekend, they will be open again on June 13 to 15 inclusive and June 20 to 22 inclusive.

Sedlescombe and District flower club hold their annual dinner next Wednesday June 11 so please do not come to the hall ready for a meeting. Any further details please call Janet on 01424 773708. The club enjoyed a day out at Chichester Flower festival last week and a good day was had by all. The cathedral looked spectacular decorated with 70plus floral arrangements of varying size but mainly of majestic proportions to befit the setting. This event is a biannual one and I’m sure the club will consider visiting again. Next month a return to a visiting demonstrator at the village hall so please keep July 9 available to attend when you too will be shown some ideas to make your own beautiful displays.

Saturday August 2 the Sedlescombe and District Gardening Society will be holding a special 70th Anniversary Show on the Green. In addition to the Summer Show we will be holding a special exhibition celebrating the efforts of our gardeners in the village and beyond since the Second World War. There will contributions from other Sedlescombe Societies, and from other neighbouring garden societies, to make this a truly memorable occasion.

This will be a spectacular exhibition of the skills of Sedlescombe gardeners and friends. There are Show Classes for all to enter; cut flowers, pot plants, fruit and vegetables for the gardeners, floral art, domestic, handicraft and photographic sections for those without green fingers alongside a young gardeners section. You do not have to be a Garden Society member or even a Sedlescombe resident to enter, so please encourage your relations, neighbours, friends and their children to take part in this special celebration of 70 years of gardening in Sedlescombe.

St Michaels Hospice Open garden scheme continues this Saturday June 7 with eight gardens open in Hastings old Town. These will be open from 10.30am to 4pm. Admission is £5 payable at any of the open gardens giving access to all locations on offer. Refreshments will be served by hospice volunteers throughout the day at the Stade community space. Full details of all the gardens involved can be found in booklets available now at the village shop for a token donation of 50p.

If you have an event coming up in the local area or would like to have a small piece, outlining your club or organisation aims, activities, membership etc. then please contact me by email to or by calling 870344. Please allow a couple of weeks notice before an event to allow for full coverage.

Judy Torrance

Asselton House