Rye Bookshop: This weekend there are some interesting events taking place at Rye Bookshop which may be of interest to the Literary Society. On Friday October 26th at 12pm, author Chris Parsons will be visiting for a reading and signing of his brilliant Children’s book ‘Paramedic Chris’, along with paramedic Chris who the book is based on! Then on Saturday October 27th author C.S. Clifford will be reading and signing his fantastic ‘Walking With’ series of children’s books, as well as running activities. Lastly on Sunday October 28th from 12pm, local author and illustrator Ed Boxall will be attending for an exciting performance with poetry and music based on his new book of poems for children, ‘Me and My Alien Friend’. Events are free and all are welcome!
Pupil and Teacher: The Methodist Chapel will be opening its doors at 10 for 10.30am on Saturday October 27th for a talk by Mr. Malcolm Pratt, the former town clerk of Winchelsea. Malcolm has given many interesting talks on the history of the town and its surroundings and the title of this talk will be ‘A life in education as both Pupil and Teacher’. This promises to be an informative and humorous hour, especially for church leader Barry Turnwell who was once one of Malcolm’s pupils.
Return to GMT: Don’t forget to put your clock back 1 hour from 2am on Sunday October 28th. This marks the end of British Summer Time as we know it but winter is not quite yet. Nevertheless, the UK is ready for a change as it reverts to Greenwich Mean Time for the next six months.
Christmas Fair: It’s that time of the year again which follows the passing of Halloween and Bonfire Night and leaves just a short time to prepare for Christmas. To help with Christmas shopping and getting into the festive spirit the Annual Winchelsea Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday November 10th in the New Hall between 10am and 2pm. There will be plenty of stalls selling fascinating items and proceeds will go towards essential improvements to the New Hall.
Jonty’s poems: A special event involving local resident Jonty Driver will take place on Friday November 2nd at 6.15pm in the parish church in Ewhurst Green. Jonty has been invited to read his sequence of poems, REQUIEM, with a cellist, Martin Bradshaw, playing excerpts from Bach’s Cello Suite No I, in between some of the poems. November 2nd is also All Souls’ Day. This recital will be part of a series of events in the parish to mark the centenary of the end of WW1. REQUIEM was read (not by Jonty) in 2014 in Westminster Abbey, as the order of service for Evensong, again with a cellist.
WAS talk: Next Saturday November 3rd a fascinating talk has been arranged by Winchelsea Archaeological Society at 7.30pm in the New Hall. Luke Barber BA, MClfA, will be discussing ‘Archaeology of the Great War’ which is an insight in to what can be learned from WW1 battlefields by archaeological investigation (Please note that this talk replaces the ‘Round Table Talk’ referred to in previous advertising. Time and venue are, however, unchanged.) Talks are free to Society members and non-members are welcome at an admission charge of £3. Ample roadside parking is available within the town.
Pub 31: Entertainment at Pub 31, Sea Road, on Sunday October 28th will be the local 4-piece rock n roll band, the Rockin’ Ambassadors. Starting at 1.30pm all are welcome to come, sit and listen. This is also an opportunity to get your rocking dancing shoes on!