Longhill Saturday Science Club

Longhill SchoolThe Longhill Saturday Science Club is a FREE club for Year 5 & 6 students. If you are interested in science and would like to carry out some experiments in our science labs then this is the club for you.

The sessions will be run by experienced science teachers at Longhill High School and the Year 6 children will have the support of friendly Year 10 and 11 students.

Each week has a different theme and different experiments. The sessions run from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm but places are limited so sign up NOW!

3rd October – The Chemistry of Gas – Make and test 3 gases using some impressive chemistry. Investigate the chemical reactions between Mentoes and coke. Finish the day with some explosive chemical demonstrations

10th October – Sound and Light – A sonic adventure where you will investigate Lasers, Sound waves, build your own Vortex Cannon and more.

To find out more or Register for your place go to http://www.longhill.org.uk/ or http://bit.ly/LHsciclub

Friends of Beacon Hill – Grand Scrub Clearance Event

02011302Friends of Beacon Hill are a friendly gathering of like minded volunteers helping to maintain the reserve. They are meeting at the Longhill Road entrance to the reserve for their Grand Scrub Clearance Event. Come and join in and help keep the reserve looking amazing. Please bring gloves and wear stout footwear, all other tools will be provided.

Friday 25th September: 10:00 – 12:00 & 13:30 – 15:30
Saturday 26th September: 10:00 – 12:00 & 13:30 – 15:30

Further volunteer days:

Tuesday 6th October: 10:00 – 12:00
Thursday 15th October: 10:00 – 12:00

If you would like to join their email list or would like further information please contact Bernadette on 01273 309118 or email on berskin@hotmail.com

Rottingdean Drama Society presents Kindertransport

Rottingdean Drama Society presents
By Diane Samuels

Directed by Elaine Eardley

Wednesday 14th – Saturday 17th October 2015

This poignant play follows the life of Eva Schlesinger – a young Jewish girl sent to England on the Kindertransport just before the outbreak of World War Two.

After nights of violence against Jews across Germany and Austria, in November 1938, the British government introduced a program called the Kindertransport (children’s transport), which gave Jewish children – and only children – safe passage to the UK.

The story traces the effects that this early separation of Eva from her mother had throughout her life and particularly on her relationship with her own daughter.

Though fictitious, Kindertransport is based upon many real kinder stories.

Please visit www.rottingdeandramasociety.co.uk for more information.

Performances are at 7:45pm on 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th October with an additional matinee performance at 2pm on 17th October.

Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions Club Annual Charity Swim

IMG_010309:30 to 13:00, 11 October 2015
Roedean School Pool

If you like swimming why not enter a team in the Lions Charity Swim on Sunday 11 October. Enter a team of up to 6 (or swim on your own).

Get sponsored for every 2 lengths you swim. At least half to go to the Lions for their main charity, Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice and the remainder to your chosen charity.

Click on the image of the poster for full entry details

Rottingdean Camera Club’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition

RCC_Exhibition_Poster_fullThe Rottingdean Camera Club’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition is now up and running in the William Nicholson Art Gallery at the Grange.

Called ‘Captured’ it features a wide range of subject matter. Over 60 large images, together with greeting cards – all available for sale at very reasonable prices!

Also features our 90 year-old mahogany View camera used at Lewes prison.

It runs until Tuesday 8 September. Usual Grange opening hours are Mon-Sat 10.30-4.30, and Sun 1.30-4.30. Closed Wed.

On Your Bike

bike-675503_1280Come and Have a Go mountain bike day with Rottingdean’s Dieter Hachenberg.

Dieter is running a mountain bike ride for people who want to get out on their bikes but don’t know quite where to go or have not ridden for a while and want to get back on the bike. Or maybe you have a bike and just not got around to riding it yet? Well come and have a go!

10th October 10am – 1pm in Stanmer – join him for some fun riding – Dieter is a qualified Mountain Bike Ride Leader (British Cycling) and would love to introduce you to some of the great riding around Stanmer and the South Downs.

You can sign up on his Eventbrite Page.

Savour Samples

Wine and CheeseA gentle and warm August evening offers the perfect backdrop to ‘Savour Samples’ a tasting session devoted to Wine and English Cheeses. The venue is the Whiteway Centre, Saturday 15 August, the time 7.30pm, the cost £10.

The Wine expert is Victoria South from Seaford, and English Cheeses will be presented by Eleanor Robbins from ‘Say Cheese of Sussex’. It all augers well for an entertaining and illuminating evening.

Tickets need to be booked in advance: email or phone Brian Knight.

BrianKnight@rwc.org.uk or 01273 302 605

Society of Sussex Painters, Sculptors and Engravers

sussexpaintersForthcoming exhibition of work by artists from the SSPSE at the Grange Art Gallery Rottingdean September 10th – 22nd

The Society consists of mainly professionally trained artists who are selling their work. We wish to encourage relevant work, which reflects the world we live in, and is innovative and original. We use our exhibitions as a show case for the exchange of ideas and we aim to facilitate the development of new work which can be traditional or contemporary. We welcome new members to apply for selection. All work must be of a high professional standard and integrity. To that end, since the start of the Society in 1924, it has always believed that drawing with competence and understanding should be evident in at least two pieces of finished work out of the six pieces which are brought to the selection meeting by prospective members.

Former members of the Society have included such distinguished artists as Glynn Philpott, George Hooper, Charles Morris, Charles Knights, Dorothy Coke, Luther Roberts, Joseph di Guiseppe and Sam Fenton. Membership of the Society now stands at about thirty and we hold one or two exhibitions in different parts of Sussex each year. Our 90th anniversary exhibition at Worthing was a great success, appreciated by the many visitors, and especially by the Mayor of Worthing, Councillor Vic Walker.

Visit our website www.artweb.com society of sussex painters

Anthony  Morgan -Jones - watercolours + oils

Anthony Morgan -Jones – watercolours + oils. : Downs, Coastal, Historic marine scenes Exhibited summer exhibition RA, Royal institute of painters in oils; Mall gallery.

Smugglers Ball

smugglers_ballDear Ladies, Gentlemen, Pirates & Smugglers…..

As many of you know Smugglers has now LEGENDARY status for Rottingdean Village, attracting over 5,000 visit each year to the village. With Stalls, live bands, food stalls, BBQ’s, shop traders and the culmination with The Torch Lit Parade, Bonfire & Fireworks…

This year for the remarkable event to continue we need YOUR HELP!!!! much more than in previous years…

Our much needed funding which we received annually from Brighton Council has been withdrawn, therefore an action group has been formed to raise more funding.

Therefore we are producing our 1st Annual Smugglers Ball. An evening of Live entertainment auctions and raffles.

This will be held on Saturday 5th September 2015 at The Hilton Metropole in Brighton. For a small fee of £65pp

  • A Sumptuous 4 Course Dinner
  • A plethora of live acts
  • Disco till the early hours
  • Discount room rates
  • Auction & Raffle

Your attendance is greatly needed at this auspicious occasion, tickets are selling fast!!!

To ensure your table (preferably 10 per table although smaller parties will be sat together)

Please call 01273 300491 this is Ye Olde Black Horse who along with the Smugglers Committee are producing the event.

Purchasing the tickets can be done by visiting Ye Olde Black Horse, 65 High Street, Rottingdean BN2 7HE

Alternatively call the box office number where payment and emailed receipt can be taken over the phone.

For those whom have already requested tables and no payment has been made please contact the box office to secure your table.

Please use the form below to printed out and fill in.

May we also take this opportunity to ask businesses and he general public if you would like to contribute further to the ball we are looking for Auction & Raffle prizes in return we will be eternally grateful.

May we all stand together and be as resourceful and proud for our amazing village and the events we put together. May we thank you in advance for helping raising money for this event AND MacMillan Nurses.

The Smugglers Committee


Put Your Thinking Cap On For Rottingdean Village Fair

hats-829509_1280The theme for this year’s Rottingdean Village Fair on Saturday August 1st is ‘HATS’, so why not ‘put your thinking cap on’, ‘get ahead of the rest’ and come along to a quintessentially English day out on the Village Green and in Kipling Gardens.

The entry programme is 50p, with Primary-aged children free, and this includes entertainment throughout the day ranging from Maypole Dancing and the Salvation Army Band through to rock / pop, Ukuleles and Punch and Judy.

There will be over 50 stalls and activities with a mix of commercial groups and local charities and organisations, including food, crafts, games, vintage goods and traditional fair rides.

All profits made on the day are shared between a range of local charities and village organisations, so why not come along, amble around and then sit by the pond with a drink and a burger.

The fair starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm.

Graham Sheppard, Fair Organiser