What’s on in Worthing, Shoreham and Littlehampton this week.
Thursday, December 6
MARKET: Christmas Market at Goring Methodist Church, Bury Drive, Goring, from 7pm to 9.30pm. Support the local community by buying form local businesses selling quality items for all, including: art, books, cakes, clothes, food, jewellery, skincare products, nails and much more. Items will be available to purchase on the night or order.
COMEDY: Jason Manford: Muddle Class 2018. Starts 7.30pm. Price: £29. Venue: Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 3PX. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
PANTO: Aladdin: The Pantomime. Until January 1. Price: Early Bird Concession £20.50 / £23, Early Bird Adult £22 / £24.50, Early Bird Family 4+ £18 / £20.50, Early Bird Party 10+ £17 / £19.50. Venue: Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PX. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
Friday, December 7
EVENT: Christmas Tree Festival at Littlehampton United Church from 4pm to 7pm. Littlehampton United Church is also hosting a fundraising Christmas sale for the Friends of Mombasa Children with African goods, Christmas goods, books, jewellery and refreshments. Free admission.
EVENT: Worthing Salvation Army Carol Concert (in aid of the RLNI) at 7.30pm at Littlehampton Baptist Church, Fitzalan Road, Litlehampton.
TALK: Littlehampton Civic Society illustrated lecture by David Slade on The Raid on Zeebrugge, St George’s Day, 1918. The lecture is free and will take place in St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street Littlehampton, from 10.30am to midday.
CONCERT: The Melodians Choir Christmas Concert at 2.30pm at St Andrews United Reform Church, Holmes Lane, Rustington, BN16 2PY. Doors open at 2pm with free entry. There will be a raffle for choir funds and a retiring collection for the British Wireless for the Blind Fund. Tea and light refreshments will be available. For further information contact John on 01903 775080.
EVENT: The Friends of Marlipins Museum late night shopping at the Marlipins Museum in Shoreham High Street, from 3.30pm to 8.30pm, with a wide variety of gifts for all, with stalls selling many handcrafted goods, jewellery, woollen goods and art, as well as homemade produce and much more, including a raffle and a tombola. Father Christmas, with his reindeer and sleigh, will be in attendance. For more information call Vera Tickler on 01273 885994.
EVENT: Offington Park Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival from 4pm to 7.30pm with a tree trail, quizzes, Christmas raffle, festive stalls, Christmas punch and mince pies. Admission free.
Saturday, December 8
TALK: Broadwater Community Association illustrated talk about Broadwater by Rob Ferguson in the Parish Rooms at 7.30pm, an evening about Broadwater. Supper will be provided and tickets for are £6.50 members, £7 for non-members. Call Liz Fullick on 01903 522376 to book. Rob’s book will be available after the talk priced at £15.
EVENT: Christmas Tree Festival at Littlehampton United Church from 10am to 4pm. Littlehampton United Church is also hosting a fundraising Christmas sale for the Friends of Mombasa Children with African goods, Christmas goods, books, jewellery and refreshments. Free admission.
PANTO: Sleeping Beauty Panto at 3pm at Littlehampton Baptist Church, Fitzalan Road, Littlehampton. Tickets (£2.50) from church office on 01903 717961.
EVENT: Rustington Primary School Choir joins with SongBirds Ladies U3A Choir for their annual advent celebration at 3pm at the Woodlands Centre in Rustington. Organised by the Rustington Twinning Association, there will be carols and Christmas music for choirs and audience. Seasonal refreshments will be available.
EVENT: The Friends of Marlipins Museum Christmas Fayre at the Marlipins Museum in Shoreham High Street, from 10am to 3.30pm, with a wide variety of gifts for all, with stalls selling many handcrafted goods, jewellery, woollen goods and art, as well as homemade produce and much more, including a raffle and a tombola. Father Christmas will be in his grotto in the museum. For more information call Vera Tickler on 01273 885994.
EVENT: Friends of Shoreham Beach Bird Walk from 10.30am to midday. Beginners guide to birdwatching around Shoreham: Part Two. Meet at Harbour Way car park (next to the Harbour Club) for a view of birds populating the mudflats there and then to Shoreham Fort and harbour entrance. Members free, guests £2.
EVENT: Southwick Society Christmas shopping event at the Manor Cottage Heritage Centre, in Southwick Street opposite Southwick Square, from 10.30am to midday, with a range of Christmas gifts on sale including cards, books, mugs and other gifts. Mince pies and coffee will be on sale.
EVENT: Offington Park Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival from 10am to 4pm with a tree trail, quizzes, Christmas raffle, festive stalls, Christmas punch and mince pies, and lunches, as well as a family film at 6pm. Admission free.
Sunday, December 9
CONCERT: Kings Chamber Orchestra Family Concert, 3pm to 4pm, followed by Churches Together Advent Service from 6pm to 7.15pm, both at the Littlehampton Academy. Refreshments available at 5.15pm. Both concerts free, but booking essential: arunchurch.churchsuite.co.uk/events/xfzciaat or arunchurch.churchsuite.co.uk/events/60cxatq1
EVENT: Mayor’s Carol Concert at the Ardington Hotel, Steyne Gardens, Worthing, from 10.30am to midday, with the Worthing Silver Band. There will be mulled wine and mince pies (or suitable alternatives) with fabulous raffle prizes. All proceeds go to the mayor’s charities. To purchase tickets call 01903 230451.
EVENT: Offington Park Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival from 12pm to 3pm with a tree trail, quizzes, Christmas raffle, festive stalls, Christmas punch and mince pies, as well as Messy Christmas and carol singing. Admission free.
Tuesday, December 11
MEETING: People suffering from central vision loss are welcome to head along to the Shoreham support group of the Macular Society from 10am to 11.30am upstairs in the Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham. New people are welcome. For enquiries contact group leader Nick Le Mare 01903 241673.
AUCTION: Worthing General Auctions, The Barn adjacent to the English Martyrs Church, Goring Way, Worthing, BN12 4UD. Viewing is from 5pm until the auction starts at 6.30pm. Admission is £1ppn. Commission is ten per cent on the hammer price. Catalogues are available for £1. Typically 350-plus lots. Hot food and drinks available on the night. All enquiries to Louise 07941 828599.
EVENT: St Symphorian’s Church and St Barnabas House annual community Yuletide Celebration at 7pm in the church in Durrington Hill, BN13 3HU. Festive songs, readings and Durrington Junior School choir entertaining, with mince pies and mulled wine afterwards.
JAZZ: This week at the Hare & Hounds, in Portland Road, Worthing, is The Mike Piggott Quartet with a Jazz Christmas Dinner Special. Mike is accompanied by Roy Hilton on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Malcolm Mortimore 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.
TALK: Worthing Archaeological Society Autumn lecture from 7.30pm to 9pm in the Lecture Theatre in the basement of Worthing Library, with a talk entitled The Construction of a Neolithic World on Orkney, by Jane Russell. Cup of coffee or tea afterwards. Visitors are welcome, entry £4, free to members. For more information visit www.worthingarchaeological.org
Thursday, December 13
WALK: HeartSmart walk – Ford. Time: two hours, 30 minutes. A 4.5-mile walk through Ford airfield and alongside the River Arun. Meet: 10.30am in the car park outside Climping Church, BN18 0BY.
COMEDY: Rich Hall’s Hoedown. Starts 8pm. Price: £18.50, FWT £16.50. Venue: Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 3PX. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
CONCERT: Hft charity music evening at St Paul’s in Worthing at 7pm. There will be an indoor market and live bands including a candlelit concert featuring Singers ReChoired, guest reader Annabel Giles, and post-concert live music from Southern Dukes. Tickets £6, including a programme and refreshments, from email@example.com
MUSIC: Curse Of Lono at Bar 42. For more information visit www.curseoflonoband.com