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Wadhurst Commemoration Hall

CAMEO Care for the Carers
September Art Show Wadhurst Astronomical Society
Wadhurst Bellringers Wadhurst Circle Dancing
Wadhurst Dramatic Club Wadhurst Evening Fellowship
Wadhurst Footpaths Society Wadhurst Gardeners Association
Wadhurst History Society Wadhurst Probus Club
War Memorabilia Wadhurst Rotary Club
Wadhurst & Tidebrook Royal British Legion  Kent & Sussex Border Lions

Kent & Sussex Border Lions Club

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Like all Lions Clubs worldwide our motto is "We serve". The club raises funds in the main for local causes. Our big annual event is organising the Garden Show at Bewl Water with the help of Southern Water. There are also regular social events. New members, men and women, are always welcome.

This year the Garden Show at Bewl Water runs on Saturday & Sunday 3 and 4 June from 10:00 - 17:00. Further information from 01892 890 661: to exhibit at the show 01580 200 672. Car park ticket includes FREE entry to the Show.  Come and join the fun - bring the family.

The Lions ‘Message in a Bottle’ scheme is available from this club Free of Charge. This is a small plastic container with information inside about your illnesses, allergies, medication and contacts. It is suitable for anyone living at home who would be reassured to know that essential information is available to the Emergency Services if you suffered an accident or sudden illness in the house. The container is kept in the door of your fridge. A small green cross sticker is placed on the outside of the fridge door for Emergency Services to see when they arrive at your house. Ring the number below if you would like to join the scheme.

If you are interested in joining the club or would just like to come along to a meeting you would be very welcome indeed. We meet every third Wednesday in Hurst Green Village Hall at 7.30pm. David and Pam Francis (01580 200 672)

 

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Women's Evening Fellowship

This Ecumenical Group is open to all women in the Wadhurst, Mark Cross, Tidebrook and Stonegate area. All are welcome to come to any meeting ~ no membership is required. The group aims to provide fun, friendship, mutual support and fellowship through a programme of varied activities in a Christian context. It is particularly relevant to women in the 25-50 age group. Very informal, sociable, supportive, a really enjoyable event for children and adults together. For more details contact Carillon Cottage, Tel. 785658.

Care for the Carers

Care for the Carers is dedicated to supporting people who are caring voluntarily for relatives, friends or neighbours. We do this in several ways.

Outreach workers can visit carers at home or in a neutral venue to discuss their situation confidentially and explore ways of dealing with any difficulties they are facing. We can help carers to get services from Social Services, local councils, NHS, or independent organisations. We can also help carers to get accurate benefits advice, or to apply for grants relevant to their particular needs.

All our services are free of charge to carers, including our magazine Careline. We run a monthly support group for Carers at Carillon Cottage which meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 10.30am – 12 noon.

For further details please contact Sarah Burchett, Outreach worker, on 01323 738 390.

Wadhurst Footpaths Society meets in the Car Park behind Dillons on the last Sunday of every month at 2 pm.
For further information, please telephone 01892 782108 - or click here

C-A-M-E-O

CAMEO [Come and meet each other] is run entirely by volunteers and is a friendly gathering of elderly people who get together on Wednesdays from 10a:00 in the Methodist Church every week and enjoy a home cooked lunch. Established in 1995, the club has occasional outings and lifts to and from can be arranged.  Contact: Joyce Farmer 01892 782 910.

CAMEO CLUB ANNUAL SALE. SATURDAY 3rd MARCH 2011 between 09:30 and 11:30 at the Commemoration Hall in Wadhurst. Donations of books, clothes, cakes, bric-a-brac, antiques or anything we can sell to raise funds to the Hall between 5pm and 7pm Friday evening will be greatly appreciated. Contact Joyce Farmer for more information.

Wadhurst Astronomical Society
meets on the third Wednesday of each month in the Upper Room of the Methodist Church, Lower High Street, Wadhurst; doors open at 19:00 - the talk begins at 19:30 prompt. 

Full details on the Web page

Wadhurst Bellringers
We are still looking for recruits and would particularly welcome any young learners who would be prepared to commit themselves to coming along on practice night which is Wednesday from 7.30 p.m. - 9 p.m. and to ring for the Sunday morning Service from 9.15 a.m. - 10 a.m. They would be able to join our most recent recruit who is Nick, aged 10, and who is making very rapid progress. We would also welcome adults of any age who feel they can give time to learning this ancient art. You don't need to be particularly fit, especially as Wadhurst bells are rung from the ground floor, but you need the ability to persevere until you can handle a bell, and then to be able to count up to 8 and back again! It is a really interesting hobby and once you have learnt you can join in ringing at Churches, Cathedrals, Town Halls, Schools, etc. in Canada, America, Australia and New Zealand as well as in the British Isles and the Channel Isles.

We practise (as you can probably hear) on Wednesdays from 7.30 - 9 pm and ring for the Sunday Service from 9.15 - 10 am. We also ring for weddings and special occasions and sometimes we are asked to ring for funerals, especially for people who have been ringers themselves. We would welcome teenagers - or indeed anyone - who would like to learn. It is a skill and an art which takes time to learn, but once a competent ringer, you are welcomed into any belfry, and there are over 5,000 of them in the British Isles as well as a few more in the Channel Isles, U.S.A., Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Wadhurst Dramatic Club - more details here or visit our Website for full details

Who Are We? The Club, whose aim is to study and perform any kind of theatrical work, was first started in 1945 and we have been going from strength to strength ever since. The Club has been a member of The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) for many years and aims to be innovative and enterprising, building on the enthusiastic foundations laid by its founder members.

Our Theatre Space The majority of Club productions are staged in Wadhurst Commemoration Hall. This village hall seats up to 200 people and has a large stage with good stage equipment, excellent sound and lighting systems, and adequate changing facilities. The Club also owns its own wardrobe on site.

Rehearsal Rooms The Club mainly rehearses mainly at Uplands Community Centre but also uses several other local venues.

Productions We try to present 3 major productions each year (generally in January, May and October), perhaps one or two one-night 'variety' shows, as well as holding social and fund-raising events. Productions include Pantomimes, Plays, Music Halls, Musicals or even Book Shows.

Tickets Prices can vary slightly from production to production, but are generally £5.00 for standard seating and £6.00 for raised (tiered) seating. A £4.00 concessionary price is available on first nights for under 15s and over 60s. Reduced prices are available for children at pantomimes. Tickets available after 10:00 Monday - Saturday from Newingtons Newsagents on Wadhurst High Street.

Membership We have four categories of membership: Full membership, Associate Membership, Juniors and Minis. We currently have an Acting membership of about 74 , 44 Associate members and 26 junior and mini-junior members. We encourage everyone to support the Club by helping with front of house or backstage when not treading the boards. With an ambitious programme, we are always keen to recruit new members: any and all are welcome, from actors, singers, dancers and directors, to set-designers/builders/painters, to those with an interest in costume, make-up or props, to lighting and sound enthusiasts, to publicity experts or and those wonderful people who are happy to turn their hands to anything! Between productions we have social events at the homes of various members - one of the most popular is the Progressive Dinner and we have also held barbecues, one-night entertainments and Christmas or other seasonal socials.

Annual Membership Fees Adults Full Acting : £8 Associate : £5 Children (up to age 11) Junior : £2.50 Minis : £0.50 If you are interested in joining our friendly club, please phone 01892 782 391, leaving your name and address. There is no joining fee, nor joining audition! All Members receive a regular newsletter.

Wadhurst Youth Theatre We also have a very active youth section known as the WYT Kidz.

Games Workshop the comprehensive games/modelling website. Details here

Wadhurst Circle Dancing Group (01892)-783230
Circle dancing is based on the tradition of village dancing found in most parts of the world. Many of the songs and dances are old and celebrate the seasons of the year and the cycles of life (and were collected in the country of origin). New dances to modern music are being brought into the repertoire (and no doubt in time some of them will become traditional) Circle dancing is a social activity, is not competitive, and anyone can join in, young and old, men and women and it is not necessary to bring a partner. Just come along in flat shoes and enjoy the music and the company, and you will find it is good for your health and your happiness. If you have never danced, don't be put off - come along and find out that you CAN!! For further details just phone (01892)-783230

Come along on Wednesdays [20:00 - 22:00] or Thursdays [10:00 - 12:00] to St George's Hall Sparrows Green - only £2 a session