What’s on in Shoreham and the surrounding areas

Odyssey will be performing at the Assembly Hall in Worthing on Saturday , alongside The Real Thing and Heatwave
Odyssey will be performing at the Assembly Hall in Worthing on Saturday , alongside The Real Thing and Heatwave

Shakespeare in the ground of Arundel Castle and spectacular acrobatics on Worthing prom are just two of the many things to do across the area this week.

Films at the Connaught and Dome cinemas in Worthing

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Friday, August 17

ARUNDEL

EVENT: Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice in Arundel Castle Gardens. Kicking off the 40th annual Arundel Festival, theatre group Illryia will make its debut at the castle. Tickets and times: 5.30pm castle grounds open; 6.30pm The Collector Earl’s Garden gates open; 7.30pm performances start. The running time for the show will be two hours with 30 min interval. Tickets available from the castle on www.arundelcastle.org.

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Saturday, August 18

ARUNDEL

EVENT: Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice in Arundel Castle Gardens. Kicking off the 40th annual Arundel Festival, theatre group Illryia will make its debut at the castle. Tickets and times: 5.30pm castle grounds open; 6.30pm The Collector Earl’s Garden gates open; 7.30pm performances start. The running time for the show will be two hours with 30 min interval. Tickets available from the castle on www.arundelcastle.org.

RUSTINGTON

EVENT: Rustington Horticultural Association summer flower show at The Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington, from 2pm. Admission £1 non-members and children free. Classes in flowers, vegetables, floral art, cookery and photography. Tea room with homemade cakes and tea. Raffle and tombola, and plants for sale. Call 01903 721930 for further information.

SOUTHWICK

EVENT: Southwick and Fishersgate Horticultural Society celebrates its 100 anniversary and 100th summer flower show at Southwick Community Centre, Southwick Street, Southwick, from 2pm to 4.15pm. On display will be exhibits of flowers, vegetables, floral art, fruit and cookery. There is also live music, charity stalls and refreshments will be available. Admission is free.

WORTHING

CIRCUS: Acrojou present a free performance of their spectacular acrobatics and dance-theatre show Frantic, on the Pavilion Theatre Promenade at 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Tickets are free but can be booked in advance from the Worthing Theatres box office on 01903 206206 and online at worthingtheatres.co.uk.

DISCO: Charity disco from 7pm to 11.45pm, in the Shaftesbury Room at Worthing Leisure Centre, raising money for Crohn’s and Colitis UK. The themed disco will cover all eras from 1920s to 1980s, with fancy dress optional. There will be a raffle with a DJ and bar. Tickets are £7 from roseannehubbard@hotmail.co.uk

MUSIC: The Real Thing – Heatwave – Odyssey. Starts 8pm. Price: £29. Venue: Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 3PX. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

SALE: Worthing Churches Homeless Projects (WCHP) annual car boot sale on Broadwater Green. The fee per car is £10 and £15 per van and it starts at 7am and runs until midday. WCHP invites all sellers and buyers to come and support this great local charity and grab a bargain. For more information email: info@wchp.org.uk

SHOW: Worthing Horticultural Society Annual Flower Show from 1pm to 4.30pm at Offington Park Methodist Church in South Farm Road, Worthing. There will also be displays of fruit, vegetables, flower arranging and cookery, together with sales tables and refreshments with homemade cakes. All classes are open to non-members and there is no entry fee for exhibits Admission is £1, with members and accompanied children free. Call Jenny Cuer-Greene on 01903 260925 or visit worthinghorticulturalsociety.org for more information.

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Sunday, August 19

SHOREHAM

EVENT: Donkey Tales for all the family, including puppets, storytelling, songs, craft and cake from 3.30pm to 4.30pm at Shoreham Baptist Church in Western Road. Free event. Further events on October 14 and December 16. For more information visit www.shorehambaptist.co.uk

WORTHING

EVENT: Canadian Memorial Day service at 11am at the memorial at the southern end of Grand Avenue to remember the Canadian servicemen and women that were stationed in Worthing and Sussex during two world wars. A member of the Canadian High Commission, the High Sheriff of West Sussex and the mayor of Worthing will be in attendance. The Lancing Brass Band will be playing tunes of the 40s and veterans and standard bearers will be on parade.

EVENT: Marine Gardens Bowling Club annual charity fun day to raise funds for Care for Veterans, starting at 11am with a number of activities – competitions on the bowling green including target bowls, rolling the jack and shuttlecock bowls; tombola with some superb and diverse prizes; whisky raffle at regular intervals throughout the day; competition to Guess The Weight Of the Cake; book sales stall; and a selection of homemade cakes and pastries on the cake stall. A representative from Care For Veterans will be on hand to discuss how people can contribute to helping our heroes who served in the armed forces.

MUSIC: The Glenn Miller Orchestra featuring the Swing time Jivers. Starts 3pm. Price: £22.50, Concession £20.50, FWT £19, Child (Under 16) £12. Venue: Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PX. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

TALK: The Friends of Broadwater and Worthing Cemetery general cemetery tour for those who would like to know more about the remarkable 14.5-acre Victorian cemetery in the heart of Worthing. The tour starts at 2pm and visitors should meet by the cemetery chapels in South Farm Road at 1.45pm. The tour will last just over an hour. The tour is free and refreshments will be available for a modest donation.

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Monday, August 20

WORTHING

CHICHESTER

TALK: Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society (Air ACES) talk entitled ‘Tales from an Air Traffic Controller’, presented by Mr Joe Bamford. 7pm for a 7.30pm start at the Chichester Park Hotel, Chichester, PO19 7QL. Entrance for members is £3, guests £5 and under-16s free. Free coffees/teas and biscuits for all. For further information about Air ACES, please see www.airaces.org.uk, or call David Batcock on 01243 823007.

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Tuesday, August 21

WORTHING

JAZZ: This week at the Hare & Hounds, in Portland Road, Worthing, is The Gabriel Garrick/Terry Pack Quartet. Accompanying them are Tom Phelan on piano and Phil Crabbe on drums. Music starts at 8.30pm but, to guarantee a seat, why not get there early and book a table for a meal. Call 01903 230085.

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Wednesday, August 22

FERRING

WALK: Worthing Walking and Social Club – a 4.5-mile circular walk from Ferring across the fields to East Preston and back via Ferring Rife. For further information, please contact Liz on 01903 268656 or Jean on 01903 419612.

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Thursday, August 23

SHOREHAM

FILM: Finding Your Feet (12A) – 2pm. Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham, BN43 5EG. Box office: 01273 464440 or visit www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk

MUSIC: Jacqui Dankworth at 8pm. Through a diverse repertoire arranged and curated by Jacqui, the concert celebrates the music of the Jazz Sirens, whose legacy and influence defined a classic era of jazz singing. Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham, BN43 5EG. Box office: 01273 464440 or visit www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk

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