What’s on in Worthing, Shoreham and Littlehampton this week.
Thursday, December 13
WALK: HeartSmart walk – Ford. Time: two hours, 30 minutes. A 4.5-mile walk through Ford airfield and alongside the River Arun. Meet: 10.30am in the car park outside Climping Church, BN18 0BY.
COMEDY: Rich Hall’s Hoedown. Starts 8pm. Price: £18.50, FWT £16.50.
CONCERT: Hft charity music evening at St Paul’s in Worthing at 7pm. There will be an indoor market and live bands including a candlelit concert featuring Singers ReChoired, guest reader Annabel Giles, and post-concert live music from Southern Dukes. Tickets £6, including a programme and refreshments, from email@example.com
MUSIC: Curse Of Lono at Bar 42. For more information visit www.curseoflonoband.com
PANTO: Aladdin: The Pantomime. Until January 1. Price: Early Bird Concession £20.50 / £23, Early Bird Adult £22 / £24.50, Early Bird Family 4+ £18 / £20.50, Early Bird Party 10+ £17 / £19.50. Venue: Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PX. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
Friday, December 14
CONCERT: Comfort and Joy with Davison Worthing Youth Concert Band at 7.30pm. A relaxed evening of Christmas music, played by the boys and girls from the Worthing area, with raffle and complimentary mulled wine and mince pies. At the Davison CE High School, Selborne Road, Worthing, BN11 2JX. Tickets adults £7, children (under-16) £5 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/dwycb or call Alison on 01903 505879.
MUSIC: Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael. Starts 8pm. Price: Adult £26, Concession £24.50, FWT £23, Party 10 + £22. Venue: Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 3PX. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
Saturday, December 15
WALK: HeartSmart walk – Whiteways. Time: two hours, 45 minutes. A five-mile walk along Monarch Way and South Downs Way, with steep inclines and not suitable for beginners. Meet: 10.30am in Whiteways car park on A29, BN18 9FD.
CONCERT: Rustington Parish Council Community Carol Concert at 7.30pm in the Village Memorial Hall, The Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington, with free admission, including refreshments.
MUSIC: Kick-Start Christmas! with the Adur Concert Band at the Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham, BN43 5WU, at 7.30pm. Join in and sing along with traditional carols, with a licensed bar and raffle with Christmas prizes. Tickets £8 on the door or in advance from Ackerman Music stores in Brighton and Hove.
EVENT: Turning Tides Christmas tree festival at St Botolphs church, in Lansowne Road, Worthing, BN11 4LY, from 10am to 5pm with crafts, gifts, cake, raffle/tombola, tea/coffee, carols and the opportunity to vote for your favourite tree decorated by the community. BBC Gospel Choir of the Year 2018 Spring into Soul will be performing. For more information visit www.turning-tides.org.uk
EVENT: Vegan Christmas Fair at the Assembly Hall in Stoke Abbot Road, Worthing, from 10am to 5pm, with more than 50 stallholders with a selection of plant-based foods including cakes, cheese and chocolate, and cruelty-free products, artwork and ethical ware. Entry is £2 with under 16s free. For more information, visit the Sussex Vegan Events Facebook page, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07530 219198.
Sunday, December 16
EVENT: Celebrate Christmas with Worthing Silver Band at a free concert from 4pm to 6pm with fun and lively music and plenty of chances to sing along, at Queen Street Church, Queen Street, Broadwater, BN14 7BJ. Visit www.worthingsilverband.co.uk
EVENT: Donkey Tales for all the family, including puppets, storytelling, songs, craft and cake from 3.30pm to 4.30pm at Shoreham Baptist Church in Western Road. Free event. Further event on December 16. For more information visit www.shorehambaptist.co.uk
EVENT: Sussex Academy of Music (SAM) is opening its doors for a free open day and concert from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Try out instruments and meet the tutors, alongside a full bill of live performances from students and tutors. At Unit 10, Riverside Business Centre, Brighton Road. Shoreham, BN43 6RE. Free parking.
CONCERT: The Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by the Worthing Choral Society to give a Grand Christmas Concert at 3pm in the Assembly Hall Worthing. Tickets are just £9, £13 and £16 with children under 16 just £3. Call 01903 206206 or book online at www.worthingtheatres.co.uk. Visit www.worthingphil.com for more information.
EVENT: Turning Tides Christmas tree festival at St Botolphs church, in Lansowne Road, Worthing, BN11 4LY, from 11am to 6pm with crafts, gifts, cake, raffle/tombola, tea/coffee, carols and the opportunity to vote for your favourite tree decorated by the community. For more information visit www.turning-tides.org.uk
Monday, December 17
MEETING: Al-Anons Family Group meetings at St Michael’s Church Hall, South Street, Lancing, BN15 8AJ, held every Monday from 7pm to 8pm. Call 07890 878794 for more information.
Tuesday, December 18
WALK: HeartSmart walk – Houghton Forest and Bignor Hill. Time: two hours, 30 minutes. A six-mile walk up through Houghton Forest and back along the South Downs Way with panoramic views in all directions. A fairly strenuous walk with two long uphill stretches. The flint path can be slippery in places. No stiles. Meet: 10.30am in the Whiteways car park, BN18 9FD.
JAZZ: This week at the Hare & Hounds, in Portland Road, Worthing, is The Nigel Price Quartet. Nigel is joined by Terry Seabrook on piano, Marianne Windham on bass with Alex Eberhard on drums. Music starts at 8.30pm but, to guarantee a seat, why not get there early and book a table for a meal. Call 01903 230085.
Wednesday, December 19
EVENT: Christemas Past with The Telling in Candlelight Medieval – English and old European Carols at St Paul’s in Worthing at 8pm. International group with familiar ancient music in authentic ambience: voices, harp, recorder and spoken-word reader; short Q&A with artistes, gift stalls. Tickets available at St Paul’s Cafe or from seetickets.com
MUSIC: That’ll Be The Day – The Christmas Show. Starts 7.30pm. Price: Adult £16/£13/£9, Under 16/Student £3. Venue: Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 3PX. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
MUSIC: Jazz Café featuring Colin Oxley . Starts 8pm. Price: £9. Venue: Pavilion Cafe Bar, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PX. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
Thursday, December 20
EVENT: Worthing Friendship Centre social afternoon with seasonal accordion music by Shirley and Bill Vareen at 2.30pm at English Martyrs Barn, Goring Way. Goring. For more information call Julie on 07981 239017.
MUSIC: The Rowland Singers – Christmas Celebrations. Starts 7.30pm. Price: From £10. Venue: Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 3PX. Box office: 01903 206206. Online booking: www.worthingtheatres.co.uk