December 2019

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Today @ 10:00 to 21 December 2019 16:00

Artisan Market: Spring Into Life (Littlehampton High Street)

Now in its fourth year, the Artisan Market brings local producers, creators, and craft makers to the High Street. Expect to see busking, performance, live art and all the colourful characters that make up the local coastline and downlands around us along the South Coast. It’s a chance for locals and visitors alike to gain a fresh understanding of the many community organisations, clubs and goods available within Littlehampton Town.
Event organiser: Littlehampton Town

Today to 23 February 2020

Worthing Ice Rink (Steyne Gardens, Worthing)

Worthing Ice Rink returns to Steyne Gardens! The rink is fully covered to ensure fun whatever the weather. There is an on site cafe which offers drinks and snacks. Visit [W]http://worthingicerink.com/wp/[/W]
Event organiser: Worthing Ice Rink

Today @ 09:00 to 24 December 2019 14:00

A Hogwarts Christmas (The Honeypot Cafe, 19 Sea Lane, Rustington)

From 25th November, The Honeypot Cafe will become the Honeypotter for the festive period. After nine months of planning, we would like to present Christmas at Hogwarts! The cafe will be extensively decorated and in addition to its usual breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, cake and delicious coffee, we will have Butter Beer and loads of Harry Potter extras! We will be hosting nine Hogwarts Banquets on Sundays and select evenings in December which must be booked in advance... Tickets are selling fast! Check our Facebook Page for more info. Let the Christmas magic begin!
Event organiser: Michael Crayton (aka Harry Potter)

Today to 5 January 2020

Cinderella: the Pantomime (Pavillion Theatre)

The countdown is on to Worthing’s most spectacular Christmas pantomime yet! Poor Cinderella lives a life of misery, bullied and bossed around by her diva-liscious step-sisters. But with her best friend Buttons by her side and the help of her fairy godmother, will Cinderella make it to the ball and back again before midnight? Find out if the glass slipper fits and if Cinderella can find her happy ever after with the handsome Prince Charming in this classic tale, filled with lots of laughter and plenty of traditional pantomime audience participation combined with stunning special effects, sparkling costumes and scenery and a sensational star cast. This is the family pantomime not to be missed! For more information and to buy tickets, visit worthingtheatres.co.uk/show/cinderella-the-pantomime/
Event organiser: Worthing Theatres

Today @ 12:00 to 22 December 2019 16:00

Santa's Grotto (Arundel Museum, Mill Road)

Come and see Santa and his elves every weekend this December!
The grotto will be open from 2pm to 6.30pm on Saturday 7th, then 12pm to 4pm every other day. Entry is £4 per child, or £7 for two. Visit www.arundelmuseum.org
Event organiser: Arundel Museum

Today @ 10:00 to 24 December 2019 17:00

Colonnade House: Festive Pop-Up Shop (Colonnade House, Worthing)

Colonnade House is delighted to announce its fourth Festive Pop-up shop, a two-week opportunity to purchase unique and artistic gifts during the Christmas season. Run by the tenants who work in Colonnade House’s studios, as well as a few other independent makers based in and around Worthing, the shop will once again offer the chance to engage with local creatives, whilst shopping for beautifully crafted presents. Items for sale will include screen prints, illustrated Christmas cards and limited edition ceramics. On Thursday 19th, Colonnade House will be open until 8pm for late night shopping. Visit colonnadehouse.co.uk/event/colonnade-house-festive-pop-up-shop-2019/ for more information.
Event organiser: Colonnade House

Today @ 10:30 to 15 December 2019 18:00

Christmas Tree Festival (St Mary’s Church, East Preston)

Why not ‘step into Christmas' at this fabulous, twinkling festival, which aims to help raise funds for the East Preston's Iconic Church Appeal? The aisles will be decked with dozens of trees, sponsored and decorated by local residents, businesses and organisations. Please note: the festival opens later on 15th December at 12.30pm. Visit www.stmarysep.org.uk for more information.
Event organiser: St Mary’s Church

Today @ 10:00 to 15 December 2019 16:30

Christmas at Amberley (Amberley Museum, New Barn Road, Amberley,)

Bring the family for a magical Christmas experience this December at Amberley Museum!​ Ride the Christmas Train to visit Father Christmas in our 19th century ticket office. Visit our market stalls, enjoy children’s activities and take a frosty stroll joining in on our Family Christmas Trail. Each child will receive a special present from Santa himself. Pre-booking is required to see Father Christmas. Visit https://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/tickets to book.
Event organiser: Amberley Museum

Today @ 09:30 to 12:00

BLUEVIEW Open Studio (1 The Strand, Ferring)

BLUEVIEW Art Studio is now open for the 2019 season every Sunday from until 29th September. Pop in or call to arrange an alternative visit outside of the opening times. There will be local original and handmade art, including postcards and greeting cards.
Event organiser: Cathy Verney

Today @ 14:00 to 16:00

Carol Concert (Lancing College Chapel)

Come and join Care for Veterans at our annual Carol Concert at the stunning Lancing College Chapel, performances by local choir, Worthing Voices with ‘Cantamus’, the Care for Veterans’ Choir, as well as readings by veterans and staff. The concert consistently sells out, so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment! Tickets are £7 and £5. To book your tickets, call the Fundraising Team on 01903 218444. (Tickets must be booked in advance).
Event organiser: Care for Veteran

Today @ 15:00

Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas Concert (Assembly Hall, Worthing)

We are joined by the Boundstone Chorus and the Sompting Primary School Choir for a festive treat of seasonal fairy tales and carols for all. Tickets are £10. For more information and to book, visit https://worthingtheatres.co.uk/show/wpo-christmas-concert/
Event organiser: Worthing Theatres

Today @ 15:00 to

Carol Service (Vermont Drive, East Preston, West Sussex, BN16 1JU)

A lovely opportunity for our parish and local community to come together in song and worship. Refreshments will be available after.
Event organiser: Our Lady Star of the Sea

Today @ 15:30

Carols by Candlelight (St Margaret's Church BN16 4JS)

The first of our traditional candle-lit services today featuring well known carols as we reflect once more on the Christmas story.
Event organiser: St Margaret's Church

Today @ 18:00 to 20:00

Christmas Carols with Marvin Ford (Angmering Manor Hotel and Restaurant)

Join us for an evening of Christmas carols. All are welcome. We’ll be singing all the favourites with resident soul singer Marvin Ford. Details to be confirmed. Visit http://angmeringmanor.southcoastinns.co.uk
Event organiser: Angmering Manor Hotel and Restaurant

Today @ 18:00

Carols by Candlelight (St Margaret's Church BN16 4JS)

The second of our traditional candle-lit services featuring well known carols as we reflect once more on the Christmas story.
Event organiser: St Margaret's Church

Monday 16 December 2019 - 14:00 to 15:00

Tea at 2 (East Preston Library)

Tea at 2. Join us for a drink and biscuits. Drop in and say hello. Weekly on Mondays (except Bank Holidays) from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.
Event organiser: East Preston Library

Monday 16 December 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop (The Tudor Tavern, East Preston)

Come join us for festivities whilst learning to make a foliage wreath, using a traditional mossed base. You will be supplied with all the materials, so you can decorate your own fresh wreath. Everything is included and you will take home the gorgeous wreath , so all you will need is your Christmas jumpers. Entry is £45. Please book your space to avoid disappointment. A £15 non-refundable booking fee will be required. To book your space, please call 01903 770078.
Event organiser: The Tudor Tavern

Tuesday 17 December 2019 - 10:30 to 12:00

Ladies Ten Pin Bowling (AMF Bowling, Worthing)

We are a group of ladies that play two games on Tuesday mornings, (except during school holidays). Entry is £7, which includes shoe hire. You do not need any experience. If you would like to come along and give it a try, please do! For more information, you can contact Cathy on 01903 368843 or 07981 363786. Don't be shy; give it a try!
Event organiser: Cathy Snoussi

Tuesday 17 December 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

Adults Back to Swim Course with Arun Wellbeing Course 1 (Arundel Lido)

Spaces for the Adults Back to Swim Course are limited so please contact Lauren Dunn on 01903 737945 for more information.
Event organiser: Arun Wellbeing

Tuesday 17 December 2019 - 19:00

Worthing Camera Club Meeting (Quaker House, 34 Mill Road, Worthing)

Interested in photography? Join Worthing Camera Club at their weekly meetings, meet the club members and see if you like them.  16-18 year olds pay a reduced joining fee of £20 and £1 on the door and need to be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit www.worthingcameraclub.org.uk or find them on Facebook: Worthing Camera Club.
Event organiser: Worthing Camera Club

Tuesday 17 December 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

Ramblings From Rustington – the Remarkable Rhoda Garrett (Rustington Museum, Rustington)

As part of the new talks programme at Rustington Museum, Graeme Taylor will be giving a talk bout Rhoda Garrett, one of the first Suffragists. She was a prolific public speaker in her time and quite the character. She and her cousin Agnes resided at The Firs in Rustington. The talk will also reveal the connections between the Suffragists and Rustington. Email museum@rustingtonpc.org for more information.
Event organiser: Rustington Museum

Tuesday 17 December 2019 - 19:30 to 21:30

Christmas Celebrations (Findon Valley Free Church, Lime Tree Ave. )

The Rowland Singers Choral Society invite you to join them for the second of their Christmas Celebration Concert. The choir will be conducted by Helen Emery, with guest soloist Johnny Zero. Visit https://www.rowlandsingers.co.uk/
Event organiser: The Rowland Singers Choral Society

Wednesday 18 December 2019 - 14:00 to 15:30

Knit & Natter Group (East Preston Library, The Street, BN16 1JJ)

Every Wednesday, bring along your latest crafty projects to work on over a drink and a chat. Knitting, sewing, crochet, needlework etc. All crafts and abilities welcome. Bring a group of friends or come and meet some new ones. Children and grandchildren are welcome too in our friendly children’s library. Free to attend - just drop in! Contact East Preston Library on 01903 786118 for more information.
Event organiser: East Preston Library

Wednesday 18 December 2019 - 18:00 to 07:00

Pilates Class (Rustington)

Interested in trying Pilates? Come and join these weekly local classes. Booking is essential. Contact Rachael on 07506971817 to book in for an introductory session!
Event organiser: Lengthen Pilates

Wednesday 18 December 2019 - 19:45 to 21:00

​​​​Relaxation Evening (Angmering Community Centre)

​An evening of relaxation through gentle yoga and guided breathing. This will be followed by a guided meditation to relax your body and calm your mind.
Event organiser: Miiko Lo

Thursday 19 December 2019 - 09:30 to 10:15

Zumba Class (Ferring Village Hall)

Zumba classes are a great way to keep fit and have fun. Classes are set to Latin and International rhythms with easy to follow moves, with a fully-qualified female instructor. Classes run every Thursday morning and are £5.50 for each 45 minute session.
Event organiser: GINA WILSON

Thursday 19 December 2019 - 10:30 to 11:30

Move it or Lose it (Ferring Sea Scout Hut, Meadow Way, Ferring, BN12 5LD)

Gentle chair-based Exercise for flexibility, strength & balance followed by coffee and chat.
Event organiser: Move it or Lose it Arun & Adur

Thursday 19 December 2019 - 10:30 to 11:30

Stay Steady (50 Ferring Street, Ferring, BN12 5JP)

Stay Steady, our chair-based exercise class runs every Thursday in our new offices. Classes aim to improve strength, balance and coordination. Classes are every Thursday and are £4 per session. Anyone welcome!
Event organiser: Abbeyfield Ferring

Thursday 19 December 2019 - 13:00 to 20:00

Worthing Independents Christmas Market (Montague Street, Worthing)

Grab some late night festive gifts at the Worthing Independents Christmas Market, where Worthing’s small businesses will be setting up stalls.
Event organiser: Worthing Businesses

Thursday 19 December 2019 - 14:30 to 16:30

Musical afternoon (English Martyrs Barn, Goring)

The popular local folk duo, Jo and Graham, will be entertaining the members and visitors with festive music at the pre-Christmas celebration.
Event organiser: June Cooper

Thursday 19 December 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

Swim like a Mermaid With South Coast Mermaids (Arundel Lido)

Live out your dreams of swimming like a Mermaid with South Coast Mermaids. Please contact Anna for details and to book. Email southcoastmermaids@gmail.com
Event organiser: Anna

Thursday 19 December 2019 - 18:30

Carols in the Stables (Ferring Country Centre)

Anyone is welcome to come along to Carols in the Stables, free of charge from 6:30pm onwards. If you do want to make a donation to our Centre, there will be collection buckets on the night. Mulled wine and mince pies will be available to purchase by donation, and plenty of festive cheer. The event will be under cover, so no need to worry about the rain. However, it may still be chilly, so please remember to wear suitably warm clothing.
Event organiser: Ferring Country Centre

Thursday 19 December 2019 - 19:30 to 21:30

Christmas Celebrations (The Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing)

The Rowland Singers Choral Society invite you to join them for their final Christmas Celebration Concert. The choir will be conducted by Helen Emery, with guest Worthing Silver Band. Visit https://www.rowlandsingers.co.uk/
Event organiser: The Rowland Singers Choral Society

Friday 20 December 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

Adults Back to Swim Course with Arun Wellbeing Course 2 (Arundel Lido)

Spaces for Adults Back to Swim Course are limited, so please contact Lauren Dunn on 01903 737945 for more information.
Event organiser: Lauren Dunn

Friday 20 December 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

SUP Yoga with Faye (Arundel Lido main pool)

Faye gives two one-hour sessions of SUP Yoga. To book, please email Faye: supyogauk@yahoo.com
Event organiser: Faye Brunning

Saturday 21 December 2019 - 08:30 to 09:15

Saturday Bootcamp Ferring (Glebelands Centre, Greystoke Road, Ferring, BN12 5JL)

Join Total Fitness Experts for a morning indoor bootcamp in Ferring. The bootcamp varies weekly to keep it interesting, but the outcome will always be the same: to burn calories and strengthen muscles. This class is suitable for everyone, but you must be aged 16 upwards. This is a judgement-free zone for men and women, so everyone is invited. Entry is £7.50 per class.
Event organiser: Total Fitness Experts

Saturday 21 December 2019 - 08:45 to 09:30

Boot Camp (Arundel Lido)

Boot Camp takes place every Saturday throughout the summer, until September.
Event organiser: Peak Performance Sussex

Saturday 21 December 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

Littlehampton Town Artisan Market (Littlehampton High Street)

Artists, local producers and creators, artisan craft makers, antiques, antiquarian books, busking, performance and all the colourful characters which make up the local coastline and downlands around us along the South Coast. We will be very open and keen for buskers and performers to grace our High Street with a kaleidoscope of entertainment. A chance for locals and visitors alike to gain a fresh understanding of the many community organisations, clubs and goods available within Littlehampton Town. Visit https://www.facebook.com/LittlehamptonArtisan/
Event organiser: Littlehampton Town Council

Saturday 21 December 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

Artisan Christmas Market (Littlehampton High Street)

Festive fun, gifts, entertainment, children’s activities, Santa’s Grotto and snow will all be adding to the excitement at Littlehampton’s Artisan Christmas Market. For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/LittlehamptonArtisan.
Event organiser: Littlehampton Artisan Market

Saturday 21 December 2019 - 10:00 to 22 December 2019 16:30

Christmas at Amberley (Amberley Museum, New Barn Road, Amberley,)

Bring the family for a magical Christmas experience this December at Amberley Museum!​ Ride the Christmas Train to visit Father Christmas in our 19th century ticket office. Visit our market stalls, enjoy children’s activities and take a frosty stroll joining in on our Family Christmas Trail. Each child will receive a special present from Santa himself. Pre-booking is required to see Father Christmas. Visit https://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/tickets to book.
Event organiser: Amberley Museum

Saturday 21 December 2019 - 10:30 to 12:30

Victorian Christmas (Rustington Museum)

This is a free family event. Create your own traditional yuletide decorations to take home or give as Christmas gifts. There will be free parking for three hours, baby changing and accessible toilets in the museum. Email museum@rustingtonpc.org for more information.
Event organiser: Rustington Museum

Saturday 21 December 2019 - 13:00 to 16:00

Irish Music at the Dolphin (Dolphin Hotel, Littlehampton)

There is live, Irish music on the third Saturday of each month at the Dolphin Hotel in Littlehampton. For more information, call 01903 715789.
Event organiser: Dolphin Hotel

Saturday 21 December 2019 - 19:00 to 22:00

Rod Stewart Festive Party Night (Angmering Manor Hotel and Restaurant)

Join the Rod Stewart Festive Party Night. Please note, there is limited availability for this event. For more information, visit angmeringmanor.southcoastinns.co.uk/
Event organiser: Angmering Manor Hotel and Restaurant

Sunday 22 December 2019 - 10:00 to 11:00

Family Carol Service (St Margaret's Church BN16 4JS)

An opportunity for all ages to come together to celebrate Christmas with carols old and new and a creative look at the Nativity Story.
Event organiser: St Margaret's Church

Monday 23 December 2019 - 19:30

The Russian National Ballet: Swan Lake (Connaught Theatre, Worthing)

The Russian National Ballet returns with the most famous ballet of all time. Swan Lake is a wonderful evening out, with memories you will cherish. Tickets are £21. Visit https://worthingtheatres.co.uk/show/the-russian-national-ballet-swan-lake/ for more information.
Event organiser: Worthing Theatres

Tuesday 24 December 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00

Festive Swims (Arundel Lido main pool)

Blow away the cobwebs, celebrate Christmas and see in the New Year with us in our heated pool! Afterwards, treat yourself to some warm festive refreshments in the cabin. Festive Swims are held on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Years Day. Email nikki.richardson@arundel-lido.com
Event organiser: Arundel Lido

Tuesday 24 December 2019 - 16:00 to 16:45

Crib Service (St Margaret's Church BN16 4JS)

Enter into the events of that first Christmas by coming dressed as one of the characters from the Nativity story, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, by re-creating what happened according to the gospel writers.
Event organiser: St Margaret's Church

Thursday 26 December 2019 - 11:30 to 16:30

Angmering Community Boxing Day Buffet (Angmering Village Hall)

I don't want anyone to be on their own at Christmas, so Boxing Day, if you are on your own, haven't seen anyone over Christmas or want to meet others, come and join our free community event and play board games with my family and enjoy a buffet. No one should be lonely over Christmas!
Event organiser: The Pink Lady aka Amanda Phillips

Monday 30 December 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

Rustington Christmas Fayre (The Street, Rustington )

Come and get festive and shop local at this year's Rustington Christmas Fayre. Santa’s Grotto will be opened at 10am by some of the Jack and the Beanstalk characters from the Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society. Littlehampton Players Operatic Society will be singing at 11am
Vintage Candy Singing Duo 12pm
Rustington Community Choir 1pm
Poi Passion will be here with their amazing circus and fire acts-
10.30 – 11.15 Stilt Walking Prince
11.30 - 12.15 Walkabout Juggler
12.30 – 1.15 Stilt Walking Prince
1.30 – 2.15 Walkabout Juggler
Finale
3.30 – Fire show
There will be a Children's Fair all day.
The Village Information Centre at the Samual Wickens Centre will be serving mince pies and coffee.
Hanwells have their annual face painter in store
Three Little Birds Craft & Artisan Market will be in the Methodist Church 9.30 - 15.30
Come and meet the East Preston and Littlehamtpon Fire Crew.
Rustington Library - Christmas Story Time Session 10.30
Event organiser: Rustington Chamber of Trade and Commerce

Monday 30 December 2019 - 13:30 to 16:00

Christmas Bazaar (Care for Veterans, Boundary Road, Worthing, BN11 4LJ)

Visit the Care for Veterans’ Christmas Bazaar! Come and join the festivities at our annual Christmas Bazaar, with fabulous family entertainment, plus market stalls selling crafts, Christmas gifts, cards and decorations. Why not enjoy some mulled wine, mince pies, cakes and listen to the choir sing, while the kids visit Santa’s grotto?! We’ll also be selling real Nordmann non-drop Christmas trees and you can order yours in advance. For more information, to pre-order your Christmas tree, or to book a market stall at the event, call our Fundraising Team on 01903 218444.
Event organiser: Care for Veterans

Tuesday 31 December 2019 - 19:00

New Years Eve at St Mary’s Gate (St Mary’s Gate Inn, Arundel)

Colonel Black is found dead at St Mary’s Gate Mansion, shortly before he is due to make a speech about promoting peace in the Middle East. It is 1956, the time of the Suez Crisis and there are spies are everywhere! This Cluedo type spoof will be a great opportunity for you to test your wits, as well as the chance to come dressed as your favourite spy or 1950s glamour icon. Spend New Year’s Eve at a Murder Mystery Dinner, followed by music! There will be a three-course meal, with a glass of bubbles on arrival and countdown. Visit http://stmarysgate.co.uk for more information and to book.
Event organiser: St Mary’s Gate Inn

JANUARY 2020

Thursday 2 January 2020 - 19:30

Ferring Gardening Club (Ferring Village Hall)

We start the New Year with a talk from Martin Duncan about 'Arundel Castle Gardens'. Why not start the New Year with a new interest? New members and visitors are most welcome. Further details from Angela Davis on 01903 243991.
Event organiser: Jim Gray


December 2019