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Age UK Horsham District:21st January 2020FREE information workshop on Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney
Learn to Sing with VOCAL FUSION15th January 2020An early Christmas present from your local Award-winning MEN'S Acapella group! VOCAL FUSION are offering a FREE 'Learn to Sing' course from 15th January - 19 February 2020 from 7.15 - 8.15 at the Steyning Centre. One hour a week and it might be the cheapest and best Christmas present you have ever had!
Community Film Night: Screening - YESTERDAY8th January 2020Wednesday 8th January - 19:30 – 22:00 Steyning Parish Council The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning
Henfield Theatre Company: The Sound of Music1st January 2020Henfield Theatre Company is pleased to be presenting that timeless classic show, The Sound of Music, as its next production, to be staged at the beginning of January.
Steyning Festival 2020: Theatre Trials20th December 2019
St Andrews Church: The Voice of Christmas19th December 2019'A Spectacular evening of beautiful and magical Christmas music performed by four professional singers...'
Steyning Downland Scheme: Christmas Wreath Making7th December 2019Saturday 7th December - 11:00 – 13:00 Star Inn, High Street, Steyning
Steyning and District Business Chamber: Hight Street Late Night Christmas Shopping4th December 2019Come and join us for a great evening of fun, festivities and seasonal shopping
Steyning Arts at Christmas: The Ultimate Solution!30th November 2019Saturday 30th November: 10.00 - 16.00 The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft. Steyning
Steyning Gateway Opens in Glorious Sunshine30th November 2019Steyning & District Community Partnership Visitor & Tourism Group were proud and ecstatic to officially open the new archway that now highlights the twitten entrance that connects Newmans Gardens Car Park with Steyning High Street.
Help at Home30th November 2019Do you need that extra bit of help with every day chores?
Steyning for Trees30th November 2019'What an amazing result! Well done, Steyning'
Steyning Downland Scheme: Ring Ouzel30th November 2019Members of our eagle-eyed birding group were delighted to spot several migrating Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus), skulking in the bushes on Pepperscoombe.
Book Reviews: December 201930th November 2019
Local Business Focus: The Steyning Store and Post Office30th November 2019It has been a busy month for The Steyning Store and Post Office and December looks set to be even more exciting.
Local Business Focus: Heads Up Navigation - Explore with Confidence30th November 2019Love the outdoors? Enjoy walking but want to grow your navigation skills and create your own adventures in the local area and beyond?
Upper Beeding Primary School - Harvest Festival30th November 2019Children in Years 3&4 recently celebrated their Harvest Festival.
Upper Beeding Primary School - Roman WOW Day30th November 2019
Gardening Journal: Plant of the Month: Pittosporum tenuifolium30th November 2019There are over 200 species of Pittosporum with differing heights, hardiness and general features. They originate from coastal regions of New Zealand, where they are called Kohuhu and vary in height, from dwarf forms up to small tree size.
Museum archives: 18th Century Elections30th November 2019You would have thought that when Horace Walpole, the youngest son of Sir Robert Walpole the prime minister, put his name forward as a candidate to represent Steyning in parliament in 1740 that, with that level of influence, he would be a shoe-in. But he wasn’t.
Communiuty News: Steyning A.C. - Remember the first time30th November 2019The local runners of Steyning A.C. know that there’s a first time for everything. Not just for those who are new to running, but also for those who want to push themselves a little beyond their comfort zone.
This Is My Theatre: A Christmas Carol24th November 2019Sunday 24th November - 20:00 – 22:00 St Botolphs Church, Botolphs, Steyning
Friends of Steyning Museum: An American Thanksgiving Concert23rd November 2019Saturday 23rd November - 11:30 – 14:30 The Methodist Church, High Street, Steyning
Steyning C of E Primary School: Open Morning and Evening19th November 2019Tuesday, 19th November - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
An Evening of Popular Music16th November 2019Saturday 16th November 21:00 onwards
Steyning Fireworks with Fire Performers9th November 2019Steyning Primary School, Shooting Field, BN44 3RQ Saturday 9th November 16:30 - 19:00
Community Film Night: Screening GREEN BOOK6th November 2019Wednesday 6th November - 19:30 - 22:00 The Steyning Centre, Fletcher Croft, Steyning
Steyning Parish Council: Nominations for the Chairman’s Millennium Awards5th November 2019The Chairman’s Millennium Awards will be given annually by the Steyning Parish Council to individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to the town of Steyning. They will be presented at the Chairman’s Christmas function.
The Steyning Art Group: Annual Exhibition2nd November 2019November 2nd - 9:30 - 16:30 The Steyning Centre, Fletcher Croft, Steyning
No more Give Your Stuff Away Days1st November 2019Sadly, after a sunny and spectacularly well-attended GYSAD on Sunday 6th October, we have to announce that there will not be another day for the foreseeable future.
Steyning a buzz with Festival Fun1st November 2019Since the beginning of September Steyning & District has been enjoying special offers and events within local businesses to celebrate the Festival.
Steyning Community Orchard News1st November 2019Apple Day held on the 22nd September. Despite a terrible weather forecast (thunderstorms and heavy rain) and the challenge of setting up on a new site, we were delighted with how the day went.
Sompting Abbotts: Children need more music education, not less...1st November 2019Music is being cut from school curriculums nationwide. Not at Sompting Abbotts however where staff are convinced of the bigger benefits of learning music for children's development of creativity and intellect.
Greening Christmas: Saying ‘Bah Humbug!’ to plastic.1st November 2019Cards in the shops. Grottos appearing. Jingle bells chiming up in the background and small people getting excited. The festive season is looming. Goodwill, laughter, lights, decorations, presents, lots of food, lots of glitter, lots of sparkle and lots of .... plastic.
Egg-citing Discovery at Upper Beeding!1st November 2019What started as a normal Monday at Upper Beeding Primary School changed very quickly after lunchtime break!
Museum archives: Steyning’s Church in the 1790’s1st November 2019As 28 year old John Penfold looked out over his congregation, in the months following his induction as vicar of Steyning in November 1792, one wonders what would have been going through his mind.
Gardening Journal: Plant of the Month: Cercidiphyllum japonicum1st November 2019November is the month for leaf colour. If you haven't introduced any trees or shrubs that provide you with that vibrancy of fiery tones then now is the time to start thinking about what you should plant this winter.
Book Reviews: November 20191st November 2019Some Christmas gift choices
Greening Steyning: Special focus on Extinction Rebellion29th October 2019Tuesday 29th October - 19:30 - 21:30 Steyning Football Club, Shootingfield
The Steyning & District Community Partbership: Official Invitation to opening Ceremony of the Steyning Gateway27th October 2019Opening Ceremony of the Steyning Gateway, Newmans Gardens Car Park - Sunday 27th October, 2019 - 14:00. Afterwards at the Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning.
The Steyning & District Community Partnership: The Steyning Gateway Opening Ceremony27th October 2019Sunday 27th October - 14:00
Steyning Parish Council: Arthur's Dream Boat - A Long Nose Puppet Show26th October 2019Saturday 26th October - 14:00 - 15:00 The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning
Steyning Community Plan: STEYNING NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN CONSULTATION18th October 2019Steyning Parish Council are consulting on this document under Regulation 14 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. For more information on how to respond to this consultation please visit: www.steyninqcommuni(yplan.co.uk
Henfield Theatre Company: One Man, Two Guvnors17th October 2019Thursday 17th October - 19:45 - 22:00 The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield
Steyning Community Plan5th October 2019Drop in Consultation Event on Saturday 5th October at The Steyning Centre from 12.00pm to 8pm
Choral Concert by Cantilena and the Cavalli Consort5th October 2019Saturday 5th October - 19:30 - 22:00 St Andrew's Parish Church, Vicarage Lane, Steyning, West Sussex
Steyning for Trees5th October 2019Saturday 5th October Farmers Market
Steyning & District Churches Together: Harvest Supper & Barn Dance5th October 2019The Towers School - Saturday 5th October - 19:00 - 22:30
Steyning Parish Council: Community Film Night Screening - ROCKETMAN2nd October 2019Wednesday 2nd October - 19:30 - 22:00 Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning
Gardening Journal: Plant of The Month – Aster Lady In Black1st October 2019October signals the approach of the winter, a time of low light and fading foliage. There is still much to see and do, so it’s not quite time to hang up the tools and forget about the garden just yet. Make the most of the better weather and get out while the sun is still shining.
Steyning Museum: Hidden Fortunes - Hidden Treasures1st October 2019When farm labourers, who had been set to work grubbing up a hedge on Chancton Farm in 1866, discovered an old earthenware pot, they broke it open to see what it contained. It was full of coins.
Steyning Community Orchard: Wild Homes to Let...1st October 2019As the days grow shorter and the very last of the fruit ripens in our Community Orchards, perhaps it is time to pause and reflect before the planting programme of the winter begins. Time to think again about why our 2 Community Orchards are important.
Concert: ‘Saints & Sinners’ Saturday 29th June1st October 2019The title of ‘Saints & Sinners’ could possibly have put people off coming to a joint concert with three local choirs on Saturday 29th June, but the full church was probably the best place to be given that it was the hottest day of the year!
Book Reviews: October 20191st October 2019Reads for chilly nights
Steyning Athletic Club Go Big, Then Go Home...1st October 2019Local Steyning AC members have been representing our town, and our country, at a number of big (and by ‘big’, I mean ‘seriously long’) events this summer.
Macmillan Coffee Morning27th September 2019We will have tea, coffee and cakes and also a bring and buy stall as part of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Steyning Community Orchard - Apple Day22nd September 2019Sunday 22nd September. 1:00 to 16:00 Fletcher’s Croft, Steyning. (opposite the Church) Please come and join us for our 6th Apple Day in celebration of National Apple Day.
The Steyning Society: Illustrated talk by Kevin Newman:20th September 2019'Visitors' Historic Britain: West Sussex'.
How clean is our valley? Join our Adur ‘clean up walk’ Saturday 14th September- 10:3014th September 2019Come and join us for a family walk with a difference when we aim to pick up tidal debris from beside the River Adur and litter from alongside the Downs Link. Help us to clean up our beautiful countryside.
The Steyning Downland Scheme BIG PICNIC 20198th September 2019Everyone’s invited to our annual Big Picnic, which is happening this year on Sunday 8th September, starting at 12.30pm.
Steyning & District Food and Drink Festival7th September 2019The Steyning & District Food and Drink Festival starts with a bang at the 7th September Steyning Farmers Market and ends with a “pumpkin” at the 5th October market!
Community Film Night Screening: Red Joan4th September 2019Wednesday 4th September - 19:30 - 22:00 Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning
Book Reviews: September 20191st September 2019Autumn reading options
Lodge Hill Trust Main House Named Hardwick Hall1st September 2019To celebrate 20 years since Penny Hardwick OBE, JP, DL founded the Lodge Hill Trust Outdoor Activity Centre situated near Pulborough, West Sussex, a ceremony was held on Tuesday the 25th June in her memory.
Steyning Festival update 21st – 25th May 20201st September 2019We are very pleased to announce the Steyning Festival dates for 2020.
Steyning Downland Scheme.1st September 2019September Events
Steyning in Bloom: Best Front Gardens1st September 2019Congratulations again to the gardeners of Steyning who have created some wonderful displays, despite unprecedented heat, some torrential rain, the extraordinary weather, scalding temperatures, and to the shop owners who have made our High Street a riot of colour.
Steyning Museum: Motley Schoolmasters1st September 2019You would have expected that John Morgan and John Evans would have been respected pillars of Steyning Society in the late 18th and early nineteenth century; they were both reverend gentlemen and were, in succession, heads of Steyning Grammar School. But you would have been wrong.
Gardening Journal: Plant of the month – Fuchsia Hawkshead1st September 2019Fuchsias often remind us of old-fashioned bedding schemes and tired hanging baskets, completely out of fashion and favour on the horticultural show circuit.
Steyning Grammar School – Summer Musical Showcase31st August 2019Date: Saturday 31st August. Venue: Steyning Grammar School Drama Hall . Times: 14:00 & 19:00.
The Steyning Scandal Walk25th August 2019Sunday 25th August - 10:00 - 12:30 Meet at the Steyning Centre Car Park (NOT the Library car park) opposite the church of St Andrew & St Cuthman, Church Street, Steyning BN44 3XZ
Mental health support comes to Steyning23rd August 2019Come and meet our Chanctonbury mental health team if you would like some advice for yourself or a family member. We'll be at Steyning Library Tues 23.7.19, 10am-12noon, Thurs 8.8.19. 2pm-4pm, Tues 20.8.19 10am-12noon and Thurs 5.9.19. 2pm-4pm
Vintage Years Lunch14th August 2019Wednesday 14th August - 11:00 - 16:00
Firework Championships10th August 2019Saturday 10th August - Bonfire Societies - 16:00 - 22:30 - Wiston Park, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3DZ
Community Film Night Screening: FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS7th August 2019Wednesday 7th August - 19:30 - 22:00 - The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning
I walked through the meadow...1st August 2019When I was a child, I had a favourite book. It was called Marianne Dreams and was about a girl who was confined to bed with an illness.
Gardening Journal: Plant of the month – Echinops1st August 2019August is a slower time in the gardening calendar, with the heat bringing a stop to growth for most plants and the drier soils halting the normally constant germination of weeds in our borders. It is a time of colour though, with herbaceous perennials still throwing up flowers for us to enjoy.
The Poet of Church Street1st August 2019I love strange words. One which is near the top of my list was created by Victor Neuburg who lived in Vine Cottage in Church Street in the 1920’s
Sompting Abbotts Prep School named winner at UK Content Awards 20191st August 2019Sompting Abbotts gains national recognition for its content outreach expertise and new website that have helped boost enrolment by 28%. It was runner up to the Open University in its category and described as a 'small school with a big voice'.