St Giles Services October 2021

Sunday3rd6.30 pmHarvest Festival followed by Harvest Supper*
Sunday10th11 amRushlake Green Marquee Service
Sunday17th11 amHoly Communion
Sunday24th9.30 amHoly Communion
Sunday31st11 amService of the Word

*The Harvest Supper will follow the service and will start at about 7.30. All are welcome. In order to give some idea of the numbers for supper please contact Jane Messer on 01435 830581 or email janepalma2015@gmail.com
Contributions of dried/tinned food for the Hailsham Food Bank will be welcomed.

Chair Yoga – book your space

(Posted on behalf of Charlotte Ridley)

Our first Chair Yoga session last Friday was a great success, and the class was almost full.  If you are hoping to come along to future sessions, please note that the maximum capacity for this class is 10 people, so priority will go to those who have pre-booked. Any remaining spaces will work on a first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment please contact Charlotte to book your space – email: charlotte@living-yoga.co.uk or text 07367 757124

More details about the class at https://www.living-yoga.co.uk/classes

Sussex Woodlands Photography Competition

Action in rural Sussex – Photography Competition 2021

Dallington is home not only to beautiful woodlands but also many talented photographers so we should have a good local showing in this year’s AirS photography competition.

The theme is  Sussex’s Wonderful Woodlands and how people enjoy and get to know the woods. Whether your focus is on beautiful wildlife or on people, AirS say, “our judges will be looking for imaginative, beautiful images that capture the vibrant woodlands within Sussex and the community spirit that weaves throughout these areas. We want to see you out there getting involved with nature and the woods!”

Entry is free, and the competition will be open until Sunday 28th November 2021. There will be three age categories to enter: under 10s, 11-17 and 18+, and some great prizes.

For full details, see the website at https://www.ruralsussex.org.uk/photography-competition/

Village Hall News update & September 2021 Events

As most of you know, we were finally able to reopen the hall towards the end of July after prolonged closure due to Covid.  Our regular weekly activities – art club and the library café – have resumed and it’s been a joy to see old friends meeting up for the first time in over a year. The monthly Villagers group normally takes place on a Thursday afternoon, but this month hosted an entertaining evening talk open to all, about Vivien Drake, a former Dallington resident with theatrical connections. Another well attended talk took place in August on the wartime history of Dallington Forest and other woodlands, and as you can see we have a full programme lined up for September.

Events in September
(Please note no Art Club or Library Café on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August)

Saturday 4th10-12Library Cafe
Monday
6th10-12
Art Club
Monday 6th2-4 Library Cafe
Thursday 9th2-4Villagers Group
Games afternoon
Friday 10th11-12Chair Yoga
New weekly beginners course, starts 10th September More details
at https://www.living-yoga.co.uk/classes 
Monday13th10-12Art Club
Monday13th2-4Library Cafe
Friday17th11-12Chair Yoga
Friday 17th7-9 QUIZ NIGHT 7pm start
Entry £5 to include refreshments (bring your own wine)
Monday20th10-12Art Club
Monday20th2-4Library Cafe
Friday24th11-12Chair Yoga
Monday27th10-12Art Club
Monday27th2-4Library Cafe

Please note that we are retaining some precautions to keep the hall ‘covid safe’,  including provision of hand sanitiser, extra ventilation and limiting numbers for each event.

In order to encourage more people to come forward with new ideas, the Management Committee have agreed to use some grant money to enable us to waive hall hire fees until the end of the year for groups or one-off events that are of potential interest and benefit to the community as a whole. Please get in touch with the booking secretary Karen Gillingham  on 01435 831563 if you are interested in booking the hall.

Talk Thursday 19th August 2021

“Dallington, Vivien Drake and some of the stars of yesteryear”

Thursday 19th August at 7.00 pm in Dallington Old School Village Hall

Laura Vakil and Tim Lord will be sharing memories, music and stories of Dallington in the postwar years.  Laura’s grandmother Vivien Drake, who lived at Pantons in The Street following a career on the London stage, had numerous theatrical visitors and was an active member of the Dallington Amateur Dramatic Society.  Free entry.  Refreshments available. Everyone welcome.

High Weald Walking Festival 11-19th September

(Message forwarded from High Weald AONB Newsletter)

Poster advertising High Weald Walking FestivalBooking is now live for the High Weald Walking Festival. Choose from more than 30 FREE guided walks across the High Weald Area of Outstanding Beauty, running from Saturday 11- Sunday 19 September 2021.

How to book
You can now view the walking programme on the Festival website. If you like the look of a particular walk, just click ‘More info & book’ to go through and reserve your space. The process is quick, easy and – most importantly – every walk is free.