Clubs, Societies and Groups
Big Lunch on Rushlake Green
This group, led by the indomitable Louise, organises the hugely well attended annual Big Lunch street party on Rushlake Green. This year’s event will start at 12.00 on Sunday June 3rd 2018. For more details see the group’s facebook: @rushlakegreenbiglunch. Free tickets available from Rushlake Green Village Stores, Horse & Groom Inn or the Black Duck Inn. See also posters and flyers around and about.
Rushlake Green WI
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 Secretary Helen Porter on 01435 830047
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: ; Anita Gunn (Membership): 01435 873226; Clyde Young (Treasurer): 01435 830059.
http://villageplayersrushlakegreen.co.uk / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Village-Players-Rushlake-Green-392800467543434/
Warbleton Brass Band
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 next annual Warbleton & District Horticultural & Poultry Society show, on Rushlake Green, will be held on Saturday 28th July`
For info contact Gill Snook on 07939 515072. Facebook: @rushlakegreenflowershow
White Horse Folk Club
The White Horse Inn Folk Club has hosted folk nights every other Monday since 1993. The club is now held in the Inn on The Park at Deanland Wood Park which creates a unique and intimate atmosphere. We welcome all musicians, the very young and the very old, the very amateur and the very professional. We try and book a guest once every two months. On guest nights, naturally, there is less time for the floor spots. The word folk in our name may be slightly misleading. We attract both traditional and contemporary folk singers and players, blues singers, blue grass bands jug bands and country singers. In fact, all folks are welcome.
We meet every other Monday in the:
Inn on The Park, Deanland Wood Park,
Golden Cross, Near Hailsham, BN27 3RN
Visit www.whitehorsefolk.co.uk or contact:Simon Joslin on 07593 334836 or Glyn Burgess on 07842 132509 or email
Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice Morris
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 /