SOUTH EAST OPEN STUDIOS 2015: Sedlescombe Artists Mark Fisher, Michael Wilson and Anthony Wynne are opening their studios to the public over the weekends of 13,14 and 20,21 of June as part of South East Open Studios 2015.Open studios are special, they are not like galleries. You will meet the artists or makers in person and they will be glad to talk to you about their materials, techniques and philosophy. Many will be demonstrating, so you can see them at work. There will be items for sale, but there is no obligation to buy. If you do make a purchase, you will be buying directly from the creator.

Visit the website to search for artists or pick up a guide at the Queens Head pub, Sedlescombe.

CHAPEL HILL CHURCH: has been in Sedlescombe for 136 years and there will be an anniversary service to mark this occasion this Sunday June 14 at 3pm . Reverend Andrew Birch will be conducting the service, the Fishy band will also be playing. Refreshments will be available and all are welcome to attend and join in praise of this historic event.

Usual services are held every Sunday at 10.30am with visiting clergy taking the services.

SEDLESCOMBE PLAYERS ‘Allo Allo’: By the time you read this Sedlescombe Players will have entertained and given their all with their adaptation of ‘allo,’allo, sending home every night this week a very happy audience. If you would like to know more about the players then please visit their website

EVENING AFTER THE VILLAGE FAIR: After all the fun of the fair on Saturday July 18 it will be time to chill out in the village hall with the great duo of Mike Hatchard on keyboard and Herbie Flowers on bass. Mike’s career in music began as a member of the Johnny Dankworth Quintet, accompanying Cleo Laine on her tour of America and then as Matt Monroe’s musical director. His long career also includes songwriting producing and teaching.. Herbie Flowers is a legend in the world of pop music. By the end of the 1970s he had played on over 500 hit recordings . Herbie was a founding member of Blue Mink and co founder of the band Sky. The evening starts at 7pm with time to buy drinks at the bar and be seated at your table by 7.30pm. Herbie and Mike will entertain you until 8.30pm and then there will be a 45 minute break for a supper of coronation chicken, gluten free, salads and crusty bread followed by chocolate and raspberry roulade. If you have any dietary requirements please call 870862. The evening will end at 11pm.Tickets are selling fast, at £20 they offer great value and together with a fine raffle it is hoped that a substantial sum will be raised to benefit Sedlescombe surgery. To get your ticket now please phone 871445

ST MICHAELS HOSPICE OPEN GARDEN SCHEME: This week, on Tuesday June 16, there is the opportunity to visit Pinehill , Old Forewood Lane, Crowhurst TN339AA which will be open from 10.30am until 4pm in support of this local charity. Entry is just £4. Refreshments will be available all day at this beautiful 52 acres of Sussex parkland. Well worth a visit with family or friends.

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.

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