Samesky Youth Group Olympic Flame Workshop

Same Sky TorchSunday, 1 July FREE ADMISSION 11-12.30 & 1-2.30pm
PARC presents
on Rottingdean Terraces Stage

Create your very own 3D Olympic flame and then bring it to Hove Park on 16 July to welcome the real Olympic Flame as the Torch Relay comes to Brighton and Hove.

Workshops last 1.5hrs. 30 places available. Under 7’s accompanied by parents.

Local businesses invited to networking evening

RTP&BA small INVITERecently there have been a number of significant, positive changes in the village – new businesses, new facilities, new events and planned new developments.

RTB&PA has been responsible for, or involved with many of them. Come along to this informal open evening at 7pm on Tuesday 26th June 2012 at the Queen Victoria Pub, Rottingdean to network with your fellow traders, business people and professionals.

Refreshments Provided courtesy of the new management of the Queen Victoria and the Rottingdean Trade, Business and Professional Association. All welcome.

Contact Cathy Taylor on 07986747478, 01273 301553 or for further information

Longhill Performing Arts Summer Showcase

Longhill GirlsPARC presents
Longhill Performing Arts Summer Showcase
Rottingdean Terraces Stage
Saturday, 23 June, 1 – 3pm

Students from Longhill High School will be showcasing their talents in a fabulous Summer Showcase, this will involve Live music, singing and dancing from Year 7-11 students. It guarantees to be an exciting event, fun for all the family, the students will also be performing numbers from their newest school production ‘Grease’.

Free admission. All ages welcome.

If rained off, the event will be postponed to a later date.

Pick up your FREE copy of the ROTTINGDEAN TERRACES SUMMER PROGRAMME from local shops or download one from this website by clicking on the programme image in the right hand menu.

Special Preview Garden Party To Launch The 1950’s Women’s Fashion Exhibition

Queen JubileeYou are invited to attend a Garden Party at The Grange Art Gallery & Museum to launch the 1950’s Women’s Fashion Exhibition.  The event will include a special preview of the exhibition, wine (nominal charge), light refreshments and live music featuring the songs of Doris Day and Frank Sinatra. Dress code vintage (optional).

Complementary tickets, limited to 100, will be available from the box office situated at The Grange Art Gallery, Museum and Tea Garden, The Green, Rottingdean as from Thursday 14th June. It is recommended that you apply for tickets early to avoid disappointment.

The Grange Art Gallery and Museum, The Grange, The Green, Rottingdean, East Sussex, BN2 7HA Opening Times: Weekdays 10.00am – 4.00pm (except Wednesdays), Sundays 2.00pm – 4.00pm Tel. 01273 301004 Admission is free. For enquiries please contact the curator Marcus Bagshaw on Tel. 07826 236827 or Email

Rottingdean Through Time by Douglas d’Enno – Chapter 1 Published

Rottingdean Through TimeAs announced earlier in the spring, The Rottingdean Village Website are proud to be serialising Douglas d’Enno’s illustrated book “Rottingdean Through Time” on this website. It is a fascinating book which should be of considerable interest to local residents and visitors to the village alike.

We would like to thank both Douglas d’Enno, the author, and Amberley Publishing for making it available to us. Copies can be purchased from The Grange and other retailers locally in Rottingdean.

You can read the introduction and chapter 1 and look out for the next chapter in the near future.

Rottingdean featured in new book by local author

Sussex Through TimeSussex Coast Through Time by Douglas d’Enno is a fascinating selection of annotated photographs which traces some of the many ways in which the Sussex coast has changed and developed over the last century.

The publication, which follows Douglas’s previous book, Rottingdean Through Time, contains some stunning photographs, is the first volume to depict this extraordinary coastline from a social history perspective.

Many of the rare early images and their modern counterparts, including a section on Rottingdean, have never been published in any book. They record, among many other sights, vanished landscapes, buildings and lost transport systems. The aim of d’Enno’s compilation has been to inform and entertain the reader using unusual and often strikingly contrasting pictures of this unique county. In nearly all cases the views, largely Edwardian and occasionally Victorian, are of locations on the shoreline or never more than a few hundred yards from it.

This is a visual treat for anyone – general readers, walkers, social history devotees and others – wishing to know more about the multifaceted coastline of Sussex in all its spectacular variety.

Sussex Coast Through Time is produced by Amberley Publishing and available from The Grange, Rottingdean, and other retailers locally.

BE DAZZLED! A Celebration of 1950’s Women’s Fashion & Fashion Dolls


drawn from the costume collection of HORSHAM MUSEUM

To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Rottingdean Museum will be staging an exhibition of 1950’s women’s fashion, the type that would have been worn during the Queen’s early reign when both Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Princess Margaret were leaders of women’s British fashion. The exhibition will focus on popular off the peg labels, typically Horrockses Fashions celebrated for their lively floral prints and full-skirted summer dresses.



drawn from the Colette Mansell collection

QUEENS DIAMOND JUBILEE DOLLSeen alongside the fashion exhibits will be a collection of 14″ and 20″ Teenage Fashion Dolls produced in England by the likes of doll makers Pedigree, Rosebud, Palitoy and Chiltern between 1958 and 1962. These sophisticated pre cursers to Barbie and Sindy wear a full range of highly detailed day and evening wear all inspired by the popular fashions of the day.

The Grange Art Gallery and Museum, The Grange, The Green, Rottingdean, East Sussex, BN2 7HA Opening Times: Weekdays 10.00am – 4.00pm (except Wednesdays), Sundays 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Tel. 01273 301004 Admission is free but limited to 100 free tickets. For enquiries please contact the exhibition curator Marcus Bagshaw on Tel. 07826 236827 or Email.