Clubs, Societies and Groups
Local clubs, groups and societies
This section is devoted to local groups and societies that draw people together across the community of Rushlake Green and its surrounding areas.
Other clubs and societies (many of whom are adding entries soon) include: Coffee and Company, Bonfire Society, etc.
Welcome to your local W.I. Our speakers cover a huge variety of topics and we get involved in a variety of social occasions and money-raising activities, all of which are very well attended. We don’t sing Jerusalem but we do have some excellent jam and preserve makers and some very good cooks whose wares are tasted regularly. WI provides many opportunities to learn new crafts and skills and also engages in debates and actions on many public affairs. We are a happy group and members find friendship and support when they need it. We meet on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Dunn Village hall at 7.30 pm. (August is a holiday and in December we meet on the second Thursday). Interested? Phone Marian on 01435 831653 or Sharon on 01435 812388
The Rushlake Green Village Players is an amateur dramatic society that stages several productions every year, including dramas, comedies, musicals and pantomimes. The speed with which tickets generally sell out is a testimony to the high standards of entertainment achieved. The group is always keen to attract new members. So if you have a particular skill, or you’re just keen to have a go, you’re very welcome to join. Involvement could be acting, singing, assisting with stage design or construction, providing technical support or helping out back-stage or front of house.
Contact details: Pam Edmonds (Chair) 01435 830856 / email: email@example.com; Anita Gunn (Membership): 01435 873226; Clyde Young (Treasurer): 01435 830059.
The Band was established well over one hundred years ago and has provided a musical focus for Rushlake Green for generations. Whether you hear them practising on band nights in the village hall, see them at their formal concerts or welcome them with festive fare as they go caroling around the Green, you can be certain that these dedicated musicians are following a well-established village tradition. They provide entertainment at the annual Flower Show, at local fetes, at nearby Hever Castle. They can be hired for private functions. Please book early to avoid disappointment. New members are always very welcome, and band-night is every Friday in Dunn Hall, 7.45 to 9.45. Contact Sian Buss (Musical Director) 01273 493469 and website www.warbletonbrassband.co.uk
Warbleton and district Horticultural Society
The Warbleton and district Horticultural Society are holding their AGM in the Dunn Village Hall at 7.45pm on Monday 17th January. They have asked us to let people know that all are welcome to this event, which promises to be much more than just a formal meeting. The AGM will be preceded by a talk from a member of Wych Cross Garden Centre. As Margaret McCarthy explained to us: “You also have the opportunity, if not already, to take up membership – which will remain at the bargain price of £2.50 pa. Membership entitles you to a discount at various nurseries, early entry into the marquee on Flower Show day and priority when reserving places on any outings that will be arranged. In May last year we organised a very popular trip to Wisley and intend to repeat it this year probably in June.” As usual, at the AGM the Committee will be providing a light but delicious buffet, accompanied by mulled wine. The evening will also be a good opportunity for members to make any suggestions regarding the flower show and the evening entertainment or possible group visits.”
The club is held every other Monday in the bar of the pub and we welcome all musicians – attracting both traditional and contemporary folk singers and players, blues singers, blue grass bands jug bands and country singers. Visit www.whitehorsefolk.co.ukor contact: Chris Liddiard on 01435 864271 / firstname.lastname@example.org. The White Horse Inn is run by Nel and Ian Nicoll, and is situated in the village of Bodle Street Green near Rushlake Green. Home-cooked food is served midday and evening, plus a selection of real and guest ales and interesting wines, with real log fires in winter. To book a table call 01323 833243
Our Morris group, from the Punnetts Town area, performs in celebration of the Winter and Summer Solstices. In winter we dance Welsh Border Morris from the border counties of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The dances are noted for their wild, energetic style, and are traditionally danced during the Yuletide season. In summer the group consists of Cherry Clack Garland Dancers performing dances from the north west of England, and Blackdown Morris Men performing their own style of Cotswold Morris based on the Adderbury tradition from Oxfordshire. We also perform Mummers Plays: at Easter as the Punnetts Town Pace-eggers and at Christmas / New Year as Winter solstice Mummers. We collect for charities including Demelza Children’s Hospice. Contact Jim Edmonds on 01435 830856 / email@example.com