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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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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  - 
 
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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Peter Kearvell

East Dean  - 
 
East deans Game is off at home tomorrow!!
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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

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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  - 
 
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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Discussion  - 
 
THE VALLEY DIARY
FEBRUARY 2016 PRINTED EDITION
This now published and, if you live in one of the villages of the Lavant Valley, a copy will soon be dropping through your letterbox.
For everyone else, and for those who want an early peek, here's the link to the online copy - https://copy.com/I3AygJzfRqTfByOp - where you can view, download or print. Happy reading :-)
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Singleton & Charlton  - 
 
SINGLETON & CHARLTON PARISH COUNCIL
Please take a look at our new website which tells you everything you need to know about your local PC.
You will find information on:
· Meetings including agendas and draft minutes
· Who your councillors are and what they are responsible for
· Policies
· Budget & expenditure
· Resilience including Winter emergencies
· How to become a councillor and get involved
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West Dean  - 
 
West Dean College Visual Arts tutor shortlisted for The Cordis Prize for Tapestry 2016
West Dean College, Near Chichester, West Sussex PO18 OQZ
www.westdean.org.uk
Associate Tutor at West Dean College and Master Weaver and Designer at West Dean Tapestry Studio, Philip Sanderson, has been shortlisted for The Cordis Prize for Tapestry 2016. The Cordis Prize was established by crime writer Ian Rankin and his wife Miranda Harvey, herself an amateur weaver, with £5,000 for the winner. The seven art works shortlisted are on exhibition by Visual Arts Scotland from 20 January to 21 February and the winner will be announced at a special event on 11 February in Scotland.
Philip’s shortlisted work is entitled No.13 Thrust Block Shoe and is a re-interpretation of a drawing discovered in an old engineering examination book. The drawing has gone through different stages of transition prior to weaving with alterations to scale, from 7.7cms to 122cms wide in the finished tapestry, and form; moving from a linear drawing to a silhouetted shape.
As Sanderson’s research and ideas progressed the warp spacing increased to facilitate the production of larger tapestries but also to create a surface that emphasized the woven structure of the work. The weight of weft also increased proportionally; a series of coloured threads are combined with strips of plain and patterned fabric which help to add weight and to create the potential to introduce another textile language into the weaving process.
“Working with heavier materials brings a new dynamic to the weaving and allows for greater spontaneity, the translation of the image being informed partly by a basic cartoon but equally by the limitations of the warp and weft settings,” says Sanderson. “During the production of the tapestry new connections and contrasts between the original drawing and the finished tapestry began to appear. I noticed that the ‘industrial’ object represented in the drawing was created using a woven surface that due to its heavy nature has an ‘industrial’ feel.”
The uniformity of the weft, with little variation, gives a very flat appearance to the work and suggests a more mechanical process than that of hand weaving. Additionally the flatness of the weaving contrasts with the shape of the tapestry and the original drawing is presented as a pictorial view (similar to an isometric projection) creating an interesting tension between represented and literal surfaces.
West Dean is one of the few colleges offering full time study in Tapestry and Textile Art at postgraduate level in the UK and includes a Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, MA (Master of Arts) and MFA (Master of Fine Art), validated by the University of Sussex. Students can specialise in Painting and Drawing, Sculpture or Tapestry and Textile Art. Each student is afforded a generous studio space, regular tutorial support and access to a broad range of visiting artists and lecturers. Sanderson is an Associate Tutor on the Tapestry and Textile programme.
Following the success and great critical acclaim of its first year, Visual Arts Scotland is delighted that The Cordis Trust Prize, the largest existing award for tapestry, will be awarded once again at Converge 2016. This year’s shortlist has been drawn up by a prestigious panel of guest selectors with specialist knowledge of woven tapestry; Alison Watt, Linda Green, and Fiona Mathison, along with Miranda Harvey of The Cordis Trust and VAS President, Robbie Bushe. From over 80 entries they have selected seven visually striking works that reflect contemporary art practice andare made with the skill and technical expertise that embody the ethos of VAS.

The Cordis Prize for Tapestry 2016 shortlisted artists are:
Elke Hulse (Brasil)
Susan Mowatt (Scotland)
Gudrun Pagter (Denmark)
Justine Randall (England)
Philip Sanderson (England)
Mairika Szaraz (Belgium)
Misao Wantanabe (Japan)
College Open Day

Potential Tapestry and Textile students can see the studio in action at the next student Open Day on Saturday 6 February. For more information and to register call +44 (0)1243 818291 or email admissions@westdean.org.uk. To view the digital prospectus visit www.westdean.org.uk.
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Local Services  - 
 
HOLISTIC, HEALTH AND WELLBEING COMES TO EAST DEAN
The Healing Factory, owned by Kathryn Holt, will be opening its doors in a new location in East Dean this month. Offering a relaxing sanctuary for locals who are looking to unwind, relax and get those aches and pains massaged away.
Kathryn and her team will be offering a wide range of wonderful treatments including an assortment of massages; aromatherapy, deep tissue and hot stones massage and a variety of beauty treatments. The range of treatments available is beneficial for stress, relaxation, headaches, muscular aches and pains, back, neck and shoulder problems, digestive issues, insomnia and sinusitis. If you have an ache, pain or worry, The Healing Factory can help.
This oasis of calm and wellbeing can be found at Droke Farm, East Dean in a beautifully renovated farm building.
To celebrate this exciting move Kathryn and the team will be hosting an evening on Monday 15th February from 6pm until 8pm. Everyone is invited to come along, find out about all the fabulous treatments available and enjoy a glass of bubbles and a goody bag.
For more information please contact Kathryn on 07917 865918
www.thehealingfactorymassage.co.uk
Facebook – The Healing factory
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