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DIARY
February 2016
Mon 15th - Fri 19th Half Term Activities: Weald & Downland Museum
Fri 19th - Sat 20th Understanding Agincourt Activities: Weald & Downland Museum
Thu 18th Singleton & East Dean WI, Singleton Village Hall, 7pm. Guest Speaker Karen Towns, Bignor Roman Villa
Fri 19th Deadline for The Valley Diary Printed Edition submissions/changes: 12noon
Mon 22nd West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am
Wed 24th Singleton Lunch Club

March 2016
Sun 6th Mother's Day: West Dean Gardens
Sun 6th Mothering Sunday: Weald & Downland Museum
Mon 7th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre
Wed 16th Singleton & Charlton Parish Council Meeting, Singleton Village Hall, 7pm
Thu 17th Singleton & East Dean WI, Singleton Village Hall, 7pm – Open Meeting. Guest Speaker Lt. Com. B. Witts, History of Whale Island
Mon 21st West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am
Wed 23rd Singleton Lunch Club
Wed 23rd - Fri 27th Easter Egg Trail: West Dean Gardens

April 2016
Mon 4th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre
Mon 18th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am
Thu 21st Singleton & East Dean WI, East Dean Village Hall, 7pm – Open Meeting. Guest Speaker Emily Bardon, Everyone Can Sing
Mon 25th The Valley Gardening Club Bacon Bap Morning, 10.30am, East Dean Village Hall
Wed 27th Singleton Lunch Club
Sat 30th Goodwood Horse Racing
Sat 30th - Sun 1st (May) House Opening: West Dean Gardens

May 2016
Mon 9th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre
Thu 19th - Sat 21st Goodwood Horse Racing
Thu 19th Singleton & East Dean WI, Singleton Village Hall, 7pm. Resolution Meeting
Mon 23rd West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am
Wed 25th Singleton Lunch Club
Wed 25th Singleton & Charlton Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting, Singleton Village Hall, 7pm

June 2016
Fri 3rd Friday Night Goodwood Horse Racing
Sun 5th Goodwood Horse Racing
Fri 10th Friday Night Goodwood Horse Racing
Sat 11th East Dean Village Fete
Mon 13th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre
Thu 16th Singleton & East Dean WI, Singleton Village Hall, 7pm. A Crafty Evening
Fri 17th Gentlemen’s Lunch, East Dean Village Hall, 12.30pm
Fri 17th Friday Night Goodwood Horse Racing
Sat 18th & Sun 19th Wests Wood Fair: 10am - 5pm
Wed 22nd Singleton Lunch Club
Sat 25th The Valley Gardening Club Rose Show, 3pm, Singleton Village Hall
Mon 27th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am

July 2016
Sat 2nd The Valley Gardening Club Valley Garden Competition Judging
Sat 9th Singleton Village Fete
Mon 11th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre
Wed 20th Singleton & Charlton Parish Council Meeting, Singleton Village Hall, 7pm
Thu 21st Singleton & East Dean WI, East Dean Village Hall, 7pm. Summer Party
Mon 25th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am
Tue 26th - Sat 30th Goodwood Horse Racing
Wed 27th Singleton Lunch Club

August 2016
Mon 8th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre
Sat 13th The Valley Gardening Club Annual Flower & Craft Show, 2pm, East Dean Village Hall
Mon 22nd West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre
Wed 24th Singleton Lunch Club
Fri 26th - Sun 28th Goodwood Horse Racing
Tue 30th Goodwood Horse Racing

September 2016
Mon 5th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre
Thu 15th Singleton & East Dean WI, East Dean Village Hall, 7pm. Guest Speaker Graham Perks, Back to School
Mon 19th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre
Wed 21st Singleton & Charlton Parish Council Meeting, Singleton Village Hall, 7pm
Wed 21st Goodwood Horse Racing
Wed 28th Singleton Lunch Club

October 2016
Mon 3rd West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre
Sun 9th Goodwood Horse Racing
Thu 20th Singleton & East Dean WI, East Dean Village Hall, 7pm. Open Meeting. Guest Speaker Rupert Toovey, Treasures From Your Attic
Wed 26th Singleton Lunch Club
Mon 31st West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre

November 2016
Wed 9th The Valley Gardening Club AGM, 7pm, venue TBC
Mon 14th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre
Thu 17th Singleton & East Dean WI, Singleton Village Hall, 7pm. Annual Meeting
Wed 23rd Singleton Lunch Club
Wed 23rd Singleton & Charlton Parish Council Meeting, Singleton Village Hall, 7pm
Mon 28th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am

December 2016
Mon 5th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am
Thu 8th Singleton & East Dean WI, Singleton Village Hall, 7pm. Christmas Party
Fri 9th Gentlemen’s Lunch, East Dean Village Hall, 12.30pm
Wed 14th Singleton Lunch Club
Mon 19th West Dean Tea & Chat: 10.30am: West Dean Gardens, Visitors Centre
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Peter Kearvell

East Dean  - 
 
Game off tommorow
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West Dean  - 
 
Enjoy a creative Easter break, short courses at West Dean College
West Dean College, Near Chichester, West PO18 0QZ
www.westdean.org.uk
Get away this Easter holiday for a short break and learn a new creative skill or develop an existing one. West Dean College is located within the stunning South Downs landscape and offers a relaxing and inspiring atmosphere. Learn from expert tutors in professional workshops as you explore your creativity, and enjoy good food and a friendly environment. Short course students have access to the award-winning West Dean Gardens during their stay, and the displays of over 500,000 naturalized spring bulbs.

You can get outside and enjoy walking while you develop and ‘eye’ for seeing the potential for a good photograph and learn the basics of composition. Only a digital camera and a little technical know-how are necessary for this course. Studio time will allow for theory and review of your images. Walking with a camera – photography techniques Stephen Walby (25 – 27 March Weekend £232 Beginners/Weekend).

Get ready for summer in an afternoon, learning fun gardening tips and techniques with author Andy Vernon. Andy will share his passion and knowledge in a talk and demonstration, celebrating the colourful and dramatic dahlia. Discover the best plant for different garden situations, pots, patios, balconies and mixed borders as well as unusual heritage and rare varieties. Delight in dahlias (26 March Garden Talk 2 – 3.30pm £25 Suitable for all).

Enjoy the fascinating details of avian form, feathers, wings, eggs and nests. Create a watercolour composition with examples from hawk, game, garden and hedgerow birds as you learn dry brush techniques, weaving fine texture and achieving subtle colour. Feather and nest – drybrush watercolour painting with Suzanne Balchin (27 March – 1 April Five Days £519 Suitable for all).

Learn versatile hand embroidery techniques and work with a variety of threads, stitch patterns and beautiful beads to make into a cushion, bag or box-top. Canvaswork with bead embellishment with Shelley Cox (29 March – 1 April Three Days £325 Suitable for all).

Work in the college forge to undertake Creative blacksmithing projects while learning and extending your blacksmithing techniques. In this energetic and active course, you can develop your own ideas and work towards completing your unique project. Bring outline ideas for discussion. Tutor Andrew Smith (30 March to 3 April Four Days £513 Suitable for all).
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Charity  - 
 
RSPB Events for MARCH
NUTBOURNE: Wednesday 9th: Morning Bird Walk on Nutbourne Marsh with Carole Griffiths of the RSPB. Meet end of Farm Lane, Map Ref: SU775054 at 10am
CHICHESTER: Wednesday 23rd: Illustrated Talk by David Kjaer on “English Wildlife - Spring and Summer” to the RSPB at The Pallant Suite, Masonic Hall, South Pallant, Chichester at 7.30pm: Entrance members £2.50/visitors £3.50: wheelchair access
BURPHAM: Saturday 19th: Morning Bird Walk on The Burgh with Krys Furlepa of the RSPB. Meet end at T junction at top of hill, Map Ref: TQ042096 at 9.30am

SUSSEX WILDLIFE TRUST Events for MARCH
CHICHESTER: Tuesday 22nd: Illustrated Talks by local wildlife enthusiasts/photographers to the Sussex Wildlife Trust, Friends Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester at 7.30pm: Entrance £2: wheelchair access

CHICHESTER CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS Tasks for MARCH
EBERNOE: Sunday 6th: Conservation - Woodland Management with Peter Etheridge of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers at The Furze, Butcherlands from 10am: 01243 783365 or 07833 703418
LAVINGTON: Sunday 13th: Conservation - Heathland Management on Lavington Common with Ian Godfrey of the Chichester Conservation Volunteers from 10am: 01243 782501 or 07746 749047

Maria Wildman
01243 262833
wildthings2@waitrose.com
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West Dean  - 
 
Travel around the world on a short course at West Dean College
West Dean College, Near Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 OQZ
www.westdean.org.uk
Short courses at West Dean College offer an international flavour. The summer programme includes innovative arts and crafts from around the world, often with tutors from different countries, with a chance to learn from expert practitioners. Enjoy the immersive atmosphere and professional workshops at the college, set within the beautiful South Downs and treat yourself with an escape to West Dean this summer. Come on your own and make new friends or bring family or friends with you, and learn a new creative skill.

Japanese wood cut print provides the opportunity to explore the unique and subtle qualities of Japanese woodblock print. The course will introduce the history and technique of the ukiyo-e tradition and teach cutting and printing blocks by hand using water based inks, to achieve multi-block colour prints. Tutor artist and printmaker Sara Lee (NEW 27 – 30 May Long Weekend £360 Suitable for all).

Learn a variety of hand quilting techniques, focusing particularly on the Bangladeshi kantha technique, stitching multiple layers of fabric with colour threads and designs to construct a small piece or sample. Kantha quilting and embroidery techniques with textile artist: thread, stich and inventor Lynn Setterington (15 – 17 July Weekend £222 Suitable for all).

Learn the techniques of making bojagi – a traditional Korean wrapping cloth, often stitched from fine fabric scraps. Become acquainted with its history and usage in Korean society. Make authentic Korean fabrics and interpret the traditional techniques to make a modern art form of your choice, such as body ornaments, art-to-wear and wall hangings. Bojagi and beyond – Korean stitched and pieced cloth with fibre artist, exhibition organiser and writer Chunghie Lee (NEW 25 – 29 September Four Days £471 Intermediate).

Learn the traditional way of making textured paper using water and eager hands and become familiar with is usage and role in Korean society. Learn techniques and its adaptation into contemporary art forms for functional or sculptural works. Joomchi and beyond – Korean paper art with artist, writer and lecturer Jiyoung Chung (25 – 29 September Four Days £467 Beginners).

Develop your own Japanese-inspired forms for creating poetic and free-form ceramics using traditional throwing and ‘twist and cut’ technique. On the last afternoon enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony using your tea bowls. Japanese ceramics – tea bowl to tea ceremony with renowned ceramicist, Shozo Michikawa (25 – 30 September Five Days £589 Intermediate/Advanced).

ACCOMMODATION AT WEST DEAN
Wake up to beautiful views over the Sussex Downs. The bedrooms are a mixture of contemporary and traditional styling. From £102 per person for 2 nights (twin occupancy).

GIFT VOUCHERS
Treat a friend or loved one to the West Dean experience with a gift voucher for £10, £25, £50 or £100, which can be used as full or part payment towards a short course. Email bookings office@westdean.org.uk.

SPECIAL OFFER
For more information about Short Courses at West Dean and to browse the digital brochure visit www.westdean.org.uk. First time bookings receive a 10% discount (telephone bookings only call +44 (0)1243 818300).
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Charity  - 
 
THIS MONTH'S 100 CLUB WINNERS
Lesley Calloway
1st Prize... T Hall
2nd Prize... E Davies
3rd Prize... D Penny
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Singleton & Charlton  - 
 
CHARLTON HUNT REVIVAL MEETING
Richard Pailthorpe
Some 250 years after its 18th century heyday, the famous Charlton Hunt has been revived. Dressed in the distinctive Charlton Hunt colours over 100 hunt followers met outside Fox Hall on February 6th 2016. Built by the 2nd Duke of Richmond in 1731 as his hunting lodge, it was only later named Fox Hall. Nicknamed “the Dome”, the original Hall was designed by the famous architect Lord Burlington and its whereabouts in the village remains a mystery. It was used as “a banqueting room, saloon, concert room, drawing room, assembly and ballroom”.
The most important day in the history of the hunt took place on January 26th 1739 when in “the greatest chase that ever was” the hounds covered some 57 miles from 8.15am until 5.50pm.
The Charlton Hunt was regarded as the premier foxhunt in the country and attracted the elite of society including the ill-fated Duke of Monmouth who said that should he become king, he would create his court at Charlton. He was Charles 11’s eldest illegitimate son and three of Charles’ other natural sons were also keen huntsmen, including the 1st Duke of Richmond, who acquired Goodwood as his hunting box and the rest they say is history.
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Singleton & Charlton  - 
 
CALLING ALL SINGLETON AND CHARLTON RESIDENTS!
Come and celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday on Sunday 12th of June at Singleton Village Hall.
We will be having a hog roast cooked by West Dean’s Forest Hogs accompanied by delicious salads made by the village hall committee. There will be sausages too for the children who may prefer that. Vegetarian sausages too will be provided.
Donations of cakes will be most welcome for dessert.
Soft drinks, tea and coffee will be available.
Bring your own drinks, plus table and chairs.
There will be no charge.
Event starts at 4pm.
We will be asking for an idea of numbers for catering purposes.
Make and wear a crown if you like. There will be a prize for best adult crown and best child’s.
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Art  - 
 
Knot a Problem
A Poem by Francis
I sit upon the wooded seat,
The shallow water below.
I stare back at the crocodile's eyes,
But no fear do I show.

Their glare is unrelenting,
They never, ever blink.
But they do not worry me one bit,
"That's crazy" I'm sure you think.

And just a little further away,
Though still very close to me,
There flies another fearsome beast,
A giant hovering bee.

Will it change course and attack?
I know that's not the case.
Never will it look my way,
Then start a frantic chase.

I turn my head a little,
And what is it I spy?
A bird with a vicious pointed beak,
Has now just caught my eye.

Yet still I sit in total calm,
They'll not harm me that's for sure,
For they're just the shapes of the knots in the wood,
That decorate the bathroom floor!
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Singleton & Charlton  - 
 
DID YOU KNOW?
Shooting at Goodwood
In 1697 the 1st Duke of Richmond & Lennox, the natural son of Charles II, purchased Goodwood House as a hunting lodge from where he could ride out with the nearby Charlton Hunt, one of the most fashionable hunts in the country.

His son, the 2nd Duke of Richmond, was also keen on hunting becoming Master of the Charlton Hunt and building a little hunting lodge at Charlton, known as Fox Hall, designed by the great Lord Burlington. He commissioned the sporting artist John Wootton to paint six scenes showing his favourite hunters with views of the estate in the background.
Fox Hall is operated by The Landmark Trust and is available to rent.

The 4th Duke of Richmond was a soldier who was abroad for much of his life, dying of rabies in Canada. His son, the 5th Duke of Richmond, inherited the vast Gordon estates in Scotland which extended to some 289,000 acres and included the Glenfiddich estate. This coincided with the new fashion among the aristocracy for visiting the Scottish Highlands to shoot and fish. The 5th and 6th Dukes and their families made regular trips north for the fishing, grouse shooting and deer stalking.

The 7th Duke of Richmond was also a keen shot and photographs show him enjoying the sport both at Goodwood and in Scotland.
From the beginning of the 20th Century Game Books have been kept by family members and it is clear that the rolling Sussex countryside lends itself perfectly for creating some magnificent drives, presenting sporting birds amongst a stunning landscape.

For the past two generations the Dukes of Richmond have let the sporting rights on most of the Estate to tenant farmers and local syndicates. The Molecomb shoot is well known for its pheasant drives in the valleys of Goodwood Park and the Racecourse shoot makes excellent use of the valleys between Goodwood Racecourse, Singleton, Charlton and East Dean to present quality partridge shooting.

In recent years the Earl of March created the Goodwood Sporting Club, and the Racecourse shoot and the Molecomb shoot are now combined to create the ‘Goodwood Shoot`.

With grateful thanks, from an article by Andrew Berriman

The Palladian simplicity of Fox Hall’s brick exterior belies the exuberant decoration of the upstairs sitting room, and with the bed nestling in a gilded alcove it makes an extremely elegant bedsit.
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Peter Kearvell

East Dean  - 
 
This Saturday we are at home against Lodsworth fc,kick off 2pm,if you are free please pop down to the ground grab a hot drink from the cafe and cheer on the lads...come on the Dean!!
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You are visiting the online pages which support The Valley Diary, a small printed publication which serves the villages of the Lavant Valley just outside Chichester in West Sussex, England, UK. The Valley Diary is distributed free of charge to all 650 homes in the villages as well as local clubs, shops, pubs, churches, public buildings and services and has an estimated readership of 2500 each month. It's paid for by it's advertisers. The Valley Diary at its outset in 2004 aims to publicise forthcoming events in the villages, to the people who live in them. Since that purpose was set out The Valley Diary has developed to include some editorial content of interest to the people who live in the villages, reports and photos of events that have happened, quizzes and crosswords, news and reviews and various other content as submitted either regularly, occasional or just as one-offs. Ted Salmon is the Editor and can be reached on 01243 818161 David Mather deals with Accounts and Advertising and can be reached on 01243 811451 Chris Kelly sorts out Distribution and can be reached on 01243 811833

Ted Salmon
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Discussion  - 
 
DID YOU KNOW?
Singleton railway station served the village of Singleton in the county of West Sussex in England. The station was on the former line between Chichester and Midhurst. It was opened on 11 July 1881.

The station, designed by T. H. Myres, was built in a grand way by its owners the London Brighton and South Coast Railway, which included four platforms, with a subway linking them and the 'Country House' style station building, buffets, long sidings for awaiting trains, a large goods shed for dealing with freight, and two signal boxes to control the station.

The main reason for this large building was to deal with visitors to the Goodwood Racecourse, but passengers preferred to use Chichester Station mostly due to the walk uphill to the course from Singleton. It was one of the most visited stations by the LBSCR Royal train as the prince of Wales (later Edward VII) used to 'weekend' with the James family at West Dean House.

Little other traffic was ever found, and despite all of the grand hopes, passenger services were withdrawn on 6 July 1935. Freight services remained until these were withdrawn on 28 August 1953 by British Railways.

The station was later in use by a vineyard owner, but is now a private residence.
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West Dean  - 
 
Cut, fold and construct, books and paper short courses at West Dean College
West Dean College, Near Chichester, West PO18 0QZ
www.westdean.org.uk
Discover how to bind your own books, create unique artist’s books or make complex book repairs through traditional processes that offer a fulfilling contrast to the rise of digital media. Escape to the relaxing and inspiring atmosphere of West Dean College, located within the stunning South Downs landscape. Learn from expert tutors in professional workshops as you explore your creativity, and enjoy good food and a friendly environment. The college offers over 700 art and craft short courses every year and there is something for every level from beginners to advanced levels.

With paper artist and illustrator, Andy Singleton, you will explore the art of paper cutting and create enchanting imagery using just a sheet of paper and a sharp knife. Paper cuts (13 – 15 May Weekend £244 Suitable for all). Andy also teaches Cut, fold, construct – paper sculpture. Discover the potential and versatility of paper to create sculptural three-dimensional forms. Learn how to use simple techniques and develop an individual approach to paper sculpture (15 – 18 May Three Days £355 Suitable for all).

Learn how to produce beautiful hand marbled papers starting with simple Suminagashi, using Chinese inks to produce delicate papers. You will then progress onto traditional marbling techniques, using gouache paints to produce papers in a set of standard patterns and others of your own design. Making marbled papers with Louise Brockman (13 – 15 May Beginners/Intermediate Weekend £250).

Bring your books to life turning the 2-D into 3D. Learn step-by-step mechanisms upon which to build and experiment with your ideas. Collate these into a simple book of techniques to take home and use for further exploration. Pop-ups within the artist book form Clare Bryan (NEW 30 July – 5 August Summer School £692 Beginners/Intermediate).

Learn every stage of making a notebook, from folding the paper into sections to gluing and case-making. Progress to ao project such as the repair of a personal book. More experienced bookbinders can renovate their own cloth or leather-bound books. Bookbinding for all with traditional hand book binder, John Robinson, (4 – 9 September Five Days £526 Suitable for all).

Learn the traditional Korean way of making textured paper using water and eager hands. Create textural and painterly surfaces by layering and agitating hanji (Korean mulberry papers). Become acquainted with its usage and role in Korean society, learn techniques and its adaptations into contemporary art forms. Joomchi and beyond – Korean paper art (NEW 25 – 29 September Four Days £467 Beginners).
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Events (General)  - 
 
Singleton & East Dean WI Receive Centenary Certificates
Yvonne Price, Chair of West Sussex Federation of the WI presented Helen Geddes, Vice Chair of Singleton & East Dean WI with two Centenary Certificates, one from West Sussex and one from National, in recognition of their momentous anniversary!
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Goodwood  - 
 
THREE FRIDAY NIGHTS AT GOODWOOD IN JUNE
Goodwood Racecourse has announced that Iconic DJ Sister Bliss, English Electronic duo Basement Jaxx and Radio 1 & 1Xtra DJ, Mistajam will each take centre stage at Goodwood Racecourse to perform as part of Three Friday Nights; a vibrant combination of racing, music and dancing on 3, 10 and 17 June.

After dark, dancing shoes will replace horse shoes as the Parade Ring transforms into a unique music arena. Thousands of race-goers will assemble at the stage after an afternoon of racing for an evening filled with music and dancing at one of Britain’s most picturesque racecourses, nestled within the heart of Goodwood Estate’s rolling countryside.

Sister Bliss – (Faithless DJ set) - 3 June
The musical force behind Faithless, world-renowned DJ and record producer Sister Bliss needs no introduction. As a house DJ she continues to dominate with residences at leading clubs Ministry of Sound, London and Space, Ibiza. She is set to make an explosive start to this year’s Three Friday Nights.

MistaJam – 10 June
Radio 1 & 1Xtra DJ, Mistajam makes his own rules. Playing at some of the finest clubs around the world, his fearless approach to delivering the ultimate blend of music has seen his army of supporters grow.
Chantelle Fiddy, Mixmag said; “MistaJam is clearly the future of radio and if I had a new tune to break I’d definitely go to him.” MistaJam will take to the stage in the Goodwood Parade Ring for what is sure to be a night of big beats.

Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) – 17 June
Electronic dance duo Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe have come a long way from the regular nights held in Brixton. The Glastonbury-headlining, three-million-album-selling, Brit and Grammy-winning maestros of global house and big beats continue to deliver and are set to provide the soundtrack to an unforgettable finale to the Three Friday Nights.

Gordon Enclosure tickets start at £35.00 and Richmond Enclosure at £45.00. Please visit www.goodwood.com/3fn or call the ticket office on 01243 216 610.Tickets are on general sale from Monday 15 February.

Three Friday Nights | Sister Bliss, MistaJam, Basement Jaxx
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Charity  - 
 
St Wilfrids Hospice: The Team Beyond the Building
St Wilfrids Hospice in Chichester opened its doors in 1987 and since then has cared for over 14,000 patients and their families. The work of the Hospice stretches way beyond its Donnington premises, and this outreach care is aptly demonstrated by the role of the Clinical Nursing Staff (CNS) who provide palliative care support, advice, care co-ordination and much more throughout the community.

There are 10 CNS nurses in total, and their main role is to provide support to patients and their families, advise on symptom control, and provide direction to other related services, including for example, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, chaplaincy and carers. Their advisory support work also extends to families, friends and neighbours.

Each nurse is assigned to a GP Practice and works closely with the Practice team. The CNS nurses have a key role in assessing new patients, not only their immediate health issues but also housing, family and financial considerations, including any benefits that might be available.

The Team also works closely with NHS Community Nurses and if a patient is admitted to hospital, they will co-ordinate with the nurses at St. Richards Hospital. Visits are arranged to patients in care and nursing homes, and they also run courses on palliative care for staff in care homes and those working in the community.

Listening, understanding, and helping patients come to terms with their illness are the key qualities demonstrated by this dedicated team which brings the support of the Hospice into the community that extends far beyond it.

St. Wilfrid’s Hospice
Chichester
01243 775302
www.stwh.co.uk
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Gardening  - 
 
THE VALLEY GARDENING CLUB
2016 Annual Membership & Hillier Draw
This year we are trialling the way we collect membership fees and will not be doing a door-to-door collection. If you join by or on Monday 25 April - the date of our Annual Bacon Bap Morning at East Dean Village Hall - you will be entered into a Draw for a £25 Hillier Garden Gift Token! If you miss that date, you can join at any time of the year or at any one of our events, details of which are continually added to The Diary page of the Valley Diary.

We hope that you would like to join or re-join the Gardening Club. All of your support enables us to carry on the long tradition of the Valley Gardening Club which is now in its 76th Year! You can join in as much or as little as you want. Our events are designed to be fun and to promote gardening, horticulture, cookery and handicrafts in our valley community.

2016 Membership Fees - £3 per person, £5 for two, children under 16 are free. Please drop off your subscription with your name(s), address, email and telephone to any of the people listed here or if you prefer, call any one of us and we will pick up your subscription. In return, we will give you a Membership Card detailing all the 2016 events and enter you into the Hillier Draw!

Jill Mountford 811358, Penny Buchan 811544, Elaine Kelly 811833, Tony Boxall 811361
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Singleton & Charlton  - 
 
TINKLE THE IVORIES
Singleton Village Hall has recently been donated a beautiful looking and sounding upright piano. We are most grateful to the Singleton resident who made the generous gift. We welcome any one who would like to make use of this asset.
Perhaps someone would like to start piano lessons in the hall? Please telephone Sue Saunders on 811365 to make a booking.
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Peter Kearvell

East Dean  - 
 
Trying to raise money to improve the facilities at the ground.
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Singleton & Charlton  - 
 
World Famous Children’s Author to Visit Singleton Primary School
World famous children’s author and former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson is to make a very special visit to Singleton Primary School to celebrate World Book Day.

Bestselling author of The Gruffalo, which repeatedly tops the charts of the UK’s favourite children’s book, as well as Stick Man, Room on the Broom and Tiddler among many others, Julia has sold over 40 million books worldwide and has had a number of her works made into award-winning animated movies.

Her visit to Singleton Primary takes place on 1st March, which will mark a week of celebrations of everything to do with books and reading, including World Book Day on 3rd March when all the children will dress as their favourite literary character. This is particularly exciting this year as Singleton is designating 2016 as a special “Year of Reading”, with a number of inspiring activities planned throughout the academic year.

Head Teacher Chris Todd says, “We are so excited to welcome Julia Donaldson to Singleton Primary School. Her books have been a great favourite among the children for many years and have been a source of so much entertainment. It is stories like these that encourage a life-long love of books and reading in young children which is wonderful”.

Julia will come to school for the afternoon of 1st March and will perform a number of songs in a special assembly with her husband Malcolm accompanying her on the guitar. She will then lead a workshop where the children will act out a number of her stories.

Steyning Bookshop will be selling books at 2.30pm in the main school hall and Julia will be signing copies from 2.45pm. All members of the public are welcome.
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