What’s on

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September 2018 – April 2020

Sep
29
Sat
Hurst Festival @ Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex
Sep 29 all-day

The Hurst Festival extends over a fortnight at the end of September every year, bringing together the amazing local talent within our village and leading international performers who have a connection with Hurstpierpoint, the village we live in and love.

The overarching aims of the Festival are to entertain and offer an opportunity to widen perspectives by offering a diversity of cultural events. We showcase the work of musicians, singers, writers, thinkers, actors, brewers, farmers, artists and a great deal more.

Hurst Festival @ Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex
Sep 29 all-day
Sep
30
Sun
Hurst Festival @ Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex
Sep 30 all-day

The Hurst Festival extends over a fortnight at the end of September every year, bringing together the amazing local talent within our village and leading international performers who have a connection with Hurstpierpoint, the village we live in and love.

The overarching aims of the Festival are to entertain and offer an opportunity to widen perspectives by offering a diversity of cultural events. We showcase the work of musicians, singers, writers, thinkers, actors, brewers, farmers, artists and a great deal more.

Hurst Festival @ Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex
Sep 30 all-day
Oct
15
Mon
Sponsored Bird Walk @ Braziers Garage for start
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Val will be walking for Olivia, starting at Braziers Garage car park, along to Stretham Bridge and then to New Inn, down to Frogs Hole and past Rye Farm back to the car park. She will identify the birds and we can sponsor her per species (she hopes to see about 40). You can join her on the day and be sponsored or sponsor her if you can’t do the walk. please contact Val to confirm.

Sponsorship can be given on the day but preferably through the website https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/walking-for-olivia

Dec
7
Fri
Garden Bird Survey 2019 @ Henfield Hall
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

An evening for all those wanting to be involved in the Henfield Birdwatch garden bird survey in 2019. Information on how to identify birds and record the details for this important survey to monitor the health of our garden birds.

Jan
14
Mon
Cowfold Snowdrop Walk @ Cowfold Football Field
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am

4 ¾ mile flat Dogs allowed on a lead. Park at the football field in the centre of the village.

Apr
5
Fri
Henfield Birdwatch Talk @ St Peter's Church
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm

As part of the Horsham Year of Culture, Mike Russell of Henfield Birdwatch will be presenting “A Sussex Village and its Birds”. Mike has spent all his working life in wildlife conservation and birds including 30 years at the Sussex Wildlife Trust. He now works freelance organising and leading “birding” holidays all over the world.

For more information about Henfield Birdwatch and how to join, please visit the Birdwatch Website.

 

May
4
Sat
Henfield Birdwatch Dawn Chorus Walk @ Outside Henfield Hall
May 4 @ 4:15 am

As part of the Henfield Year of Culture, we have organised a Dawn Chorus walk. A short walk along the lanes of Henfield to listen to our birds. Only 20 places so please book  – first come first served.  A free event.

For more information about Henfield Birdwatch and how to join, please visit the Birdwatch Website.

May
8
Wed
Henfield Birdwatch Nightingale Walk @ Woods Mill
May 8 @ 8:00 pm

As part of Horsham’s Year of Culture, the Henfield Birdwatch group are organising a Nightingale walk. This will take place at dusk as the birds of the day settle down and the Nightingale’s song reigns supreme. Places will be limited to 20 so need to be booked in advance.

Jun
15
Sat
Henfield Big Bird Bash
Jun 15 all-day

A Horsham Year of Culture event. Details to follow on the Birdwatch Website.

Jun
16
Sun
Henfield Big Bird Bash
Jun 16 all-day

A Horsham Year of Culture event. Details to follow on the Birdwatch Website.

Jun
28
Fri
Henfield Birdwatch Swift Walk @ Outside Henfield Hall
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm

As part Horsham’s Year of Culture and the national “Swift Awareness Week”, we are organising a Swift walk. A chance to find out about these migratory birds and a short walk around Henfield to look at and listen to them as they zoom around the village. . Only 20 places so please book  – first come first served.  A free event.

For more information about Henfield Birdwatch and how to join, please visit the Birdwatch Website.

Sep
6
Fri
Henfield Birdwatch Talk @ Garden Room, Henfield Hall
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm

A talk entitled “The Year of The Hawfinch” by Mark Mallelieu. Mark is currently  the Recorder for birds for the Sussex Ornithological Society. Now retired, he worked for the Department for International Development, covering a range of countries in Africa and Asia.

Details to follow on the Birdwatch Website.

Nov
20
Wed
Sustainable Henfield 2030 @ Henfield Haven
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm

Sustainable Henfield 2030 will have regular social evenings where we will have guest speakers and also update local people on the progress of our group. This one is the first (7 for 7.30) and will see the launch of the campaign to “Make Henfield Plastic Free”.

Everyone with an interest in Henfield is welcome and it will be a good opportunity for our members to get an update on our progress since our launch meeting in September.

For further information, see our Group Entry.

Nov
22
Fri
Henfield Birdwatch Talk – The Biking Birder @ Henfield Hall
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm

As Part of Horsham’s Year of Culture, we have arranged a talk by Gary Prescott , the Biking Birder. Gary wanted to set the world record for the most birds seen by “green” means in one year by CYCLING around the UK and ACROSS THE ANDES!

For more information about Henfield Birdwatch and how to join, please visit the Birdwatch website.

Feb
15
Sat
Build a Bird Nest Box @ Woods Mill
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Event

Love is in the air! Help us celebrate National Nest Box Week by using hand tools to build your own bird nest box to take home with you. Join us on a walk around the reserve and visit the bird hide to try and spot some of our garden birds.

After a long cold winter the birds will be hungry so help us fill up our bird feeders with seeds and make a pine cone bird feeder for your own feathered friends.

Suitable for children aged 5-12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults must accompany children.

 

Feb
21
Fri
Wildlife in Antarctica @ Garden Room, Henfield Hall
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm

“Wildlife in Antarctica” by Trevor Hodgson. Talk hosted by Henfield Birdwatch

For more information about Henfield Birdwatch and how to join, please visit the Birdwatch website

Mar
14
Sat
Beekeeping Taster Day @ Rudgwick Village Hall
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Have you or anyone you know ever thought of keeping bees, but needed to know more? This one-day course on Saturday 14 March 2020 at Rudgwick Village Hall will provide enough information to answer any questions you may have. Come along and find out more without any obligation. This is a popular annual event, now in its fifteenth year, organised by the Wisborough Green Beekeepers Association, whose members live in West Sussex, South Surrey, and beyond. This day makes a good grounding for the practical ‘Preliminary Sessions’ that we will be running at our teaching apiary near Wisborough Green next Spring.

We have vouchers for those who want to give the course as an unusual but worthwhile present. Further information for beekeepers and non-beekeepers including our Preliminary Sessions which provide the opportunity to handle bees can be found on www.wgbka.org.uk. Contact Roger Patterson (details above) for course details, or John Glover 01403 751899, wgbees@gmail.com to book.

Apr
18
Sat
Bluebell Walk @ Small Dole Village Hall for start
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm

A walk though Tottington Woods accompanied by a guide with information about the Woods.