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17 Sept: Baby and Toddler Nearly New Sale


A Baby and Toddler Nearly New Sale is held at North Heath Hall, Horsham, on Sunday 17 September and Sunday 12 November, from 2:30 – 4pm. It offers a great chance to buy items at a fraction of the usual cost. Entry £1 adults (children free) of book a table for £12.50 www.facebook.com/northheathnearlynewsales





1 Oct - 18 Nov: Sarah Duffield Exhibition

Art by Sarah Duffield

Sarah Duffield is exhibiting her work in A Different Way of Seeing at Horsham Museum, running until 18 November. For more details visit Sarah’s website at http://www.sduffieldart.co.uk/ 

6 Oct - 4 Nov: Shocktober Fest at Tulleys

Tulleys Farm

Since 2008, Shocktober Fest at Tulley’s Farm in Crawley has regularly won the title of the UK's No.1 Halloween attraction. The scream park is back and scarier than ever with eight haunted attractions, live music and food. The phenomenal haunts for 2017 include the coven of 13 twisted clowns, the chop shop, the creepy cottage and the Horrorwood haunted hayride.Tickets are now on sale for Shocktober, held from 6 October to 4 November. Shocktober Fest is a 12A rated attraction, and children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.www.tulleysfarm.com

5 October: Michael Parkinson at The Capitol

Michael Parkinson

Celebrate the life and career of a man who has interviewed some of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries. Sir Michael Parkinson will appear at The Capitol, Horsham on Thursday 5 October at 7.30pm. In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson is a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at his remarkable journey from a pit village in Yorkshire to the best moments from his long-running television talk show, Parkinson. Tickets cost £28.50 from www.thecapitolhorsham.com or the Box Office on 01403 750220. 

7 - 8 Oct: Southwater Art Club Exhibition

Art by Tracie Callaghan

Southwater Art Club will be holding its popular annual Experience Art Exhibition on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October. With a range of artwork in a variety of mediums, the exhibition includes craftwork as well as prints, cards, wood turned items and pottery.  A selection of free children's art activities will be available over the weekend.  Contact the Secretary on 01403 733838 for an invite to the Preview Evening on 6 October. http://southwaterartclub.co.uk/

8 Oct: Jackson Live in Concert, The Capitol

Ben as Michael Jackson

 Jackson Live in Concert, starring Ben and his incredible dancers, comes to The Capitol on Sunday 8 October at 7.30pm. Presented by Sweeney Entertainments, this concert show is in its eight year of touring and sees the hugely talented Ben recreate the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of some of the King of Pop’s best songs. Jackson Live in Concert features all-live vocals, superb dancers, fabulous costumes, and of course all the signature dance moves. Tickets cost £21 from www.thecapitolhorsham.com or the Box Office on 01403 750220. 


9 Oct: Horsham Natural History Society

Penny Green at Knepp

Horsham Natural History Society’s autumn season of meetings starts on Monday 25 September. Ecologist Penny Green will be talking about the Rewilding Project on the Knepp Estate on 9 October.  Meetings are held at the Wesley Hall, London Road, Horsham, at 7.30pm every Monday until March 2017.  Visitors are very welcome.  http://www.hnhs.org.uk

9 - 13 Oct: Will Writing Week

Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity

Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity are holding a Will Writing week from Monday 9 to Friday 13 October.  They have teamed up with Kreston Reeves Private Client LLP in Horsham, who are offering a limited number of appointments to help with your Will.  Instead of their usual fees, they are offering reduced rates which will be donated to the charity.  For information and to book an appointment, please contact carole.whorwood@dvlcc.org.uk or call 01444 473274.

11 October: NADFAS Talk

Naffs 2016 Lecture

The Arts Society Horsham hosts a series of lectures at the Capitol, Horsham, over the coming months. On  ednesday 11 October, hear Linda Smith’s lecture on Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves: The Representation of the Working Classes in Art. Then on Wednesday 8 November, Frank Woodgate talks about Ai Weiwei in his talk Everything is Art, Art is Everything in Politics. Lectures start at 10.45am, with coffee available from 09.45am.  Visitors are welcome with an admission fee of £5. The Arts Society Horsham was formerly known as The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Horsham.



12 October: Billy Joel Songbook

Elio Pace

The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace and his band comes to The Capitol on Thursday 12 October. This is the fourth year that Elio and his incredible six-piece band are performing The Billy Joel Songbook on a nationwide theatre tour. Video links of Elio performing three Billy Joel tracks live on Weekend Wogan for BBC Radio 2 can be found on YouTube. Tickets cost £23.50 from www.thecapitolhorsham.com or (01403) 750220.

14 October: Kissingate OctoberFest

Kissing ate Brewery

Kissingate Brewery will be hosting its annual OctoberFest at Pole Barn, Church Farm Lane Estate, Lower Beeding, RH13 6LU, on Saturday 14 October, from 11am – 8pm. The brewery will be showcasing award-winning beers as well as specials and newly-launched beers, with a BBQ from 12 - 5pm. Entry is free and other drinks, including wine, tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available. Musical entertainment comes from Wesley Lucas. www.kissingate.co.uk

15 October: Paul Zerdin at The Capitol

Paul Zerdin

Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, America’s Got Talent winner 2015, returns to The Capitol on Sunday 15 October with a sparkling new show featuring his all-star cast of puppets. Join Paul, Sam, Albert and Baby as well as two new characters for an evening of laugh out loud stand-up and ventriloquism. Tickets cost £18.50 from 01403 750220 or www.thecapitolhorsham.com

16 Oct- 19 Nov: Helen Budgen Exhibition

Art by Helen Budgen

West Chiltington artist Helen Budgen exhibits her work in the gallery at The Capitol Art Gallery from 16 October -19 November. Helen enjoys the process of creating loose, colourful watercolours and is inspired by nature and the beautiful Sussex countryside. Entry is free.

18 Oct: Adam Henson at The Capitol

Country file's Adam Henson

Countryfile presenter Adam Henson visits the Capitol in Horsham on Wednesday 18 October to discuss his celebrated book ‘Like Farmer, Like Son.’ Adam will share stories about farming life, his TV career and the running of the picturesque Cotswold Farm Park, together with his thoughts on British agriculture, followed by a Q&A session and a post-show ‘meet and greet’ book signing. Tickets cost £19.50 from 01403 750220 or www.thecapitolhorsham.com

19 Oct - 20 Dec: Christmas Card Shop

Card artist John Davies

The Horsham charity Christmas card shop will be opening its doors on Thursday 19 October at Horsham Museum in the Causeway.  The shop sells a wonderful choice of great value cards, wrapping paper and gift tags from local and national charities. The shop is open until 20 December. Pictured: Christmas card artist John Davies

20 October: The Ultimate 70s Glam Rock Show

Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster presents The Ultimate 70’s Glam Rock Show at Horsham Rugby Club on Friday 20 October. After losing his dad to cancer in 2015, Stephen has hosted several shows and raised over £2,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support. His glam rock show will feature special guests including original glam rock groups The Glitter Band and The Arrows, whilst Stephen will also be performing, firstly a tribute to David Bowie and then with his band The Glambusters. Local comedian John O' Sullivan hosts the event. The show heads to Billingshurst Jubilee Sports Pavilion on 23 December. Tickets cost £15 from the Candy Box in the Carfax and www.wegottickets.com/event/407952

21 October: Macca the Concert

Macca The Concert: Celebrating the Music of Paul McCartney

Macca The Concert: Celebrating the Music of Paul McCartney, arrives at The Capitol on Saturday 21 October. The show stars Emanuele Angeletti, leading man in the West End musical Let It Be, and features state-of-the-art screen visuals. The production has been authorised by Sir Paul McCartney's publishing company, MPL. The evening celebrates McCartney’s entire career including the acclaimed Wings over the World 1975-6 tour and a selection of Beatles favourites. Tickets cost £23 from (01403) 750220 or

21 - 22 Oct: HAOS Art Trail

Angela Brittain: You Cook, I'll Drink Wine

Horsham Artists Open Studios (HAOS) hosts its contemporary Art Fair at County Hall North, Chart Way, Horsham on 21 - 22 October. HAOS Art Fair is open to the public and features a range of artists include painters, print makers, sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, glass & textile artists. www.horshamartistsopenstudios.co.uk

21 - 29 Oct: Fishers Farm Halloween

Halloween at Fishers Farm

Fishers Farm Park’s Halloween Happy Hauntings is a week full of treats, tricks and fangtastic fun.Visitors can ride with the creepy crew on the family-friendly Gory-ent Express ghost train, with actors and sound effects.The live performance of this year’s Spook Show follows Mervin the Monster in his quest to be the most famous dancing monster in Muckston! The show will be held in the farm’s 200-seat theatre.Children can join Trixie the Witch on her Trick or Treat Trail and help her find magical items around the park. All little monsters will receive a sweet surprise at the end and entrants will be in with a chance to win the real Trixie herself!For tickets visit www.fishersfarmpark.co.uk

21-29 October: Trick or Treat in Horsham

Halloween pumpkin

Trick or Treating returns to Horsham from 21 -29 October. Horsham Rotary Club, supported by Horsham District Council, are bringing back the custom for a fun ‘trick or treat trail’. Children visit town centre businesses on the trail and draw Halloween cards to discover whether they have won a ‘treat’ or will have to perform a ‘trick’. Children also obtain passwords from the shops for a competition, with prizes up for grabs. Entry forms can be found at competing businesses, including Horsham Museum and the library.






22 October: Billingshurst Fireworks

Billingshurst Fireworks

Billingshurst fireworks display will be held at Jubilee Fields Sports Ground on Saturday 22 October. The display, by Aurora, will begin at 8pm and there will also be a BBQ, disco and refreshments. Tickets cost £6 (children £5) from local outlets including the Billingshurst Community Centre and Jack Fuller’s fish and chips shop. The event will support Chestnut Tree House. 

27 October: Mannings Heath Golf Club Fireworks

Manning Heath Golf Club

Mannings Heath Golf Club and Wine Estate hosts a fireworks night on Friday 27 October, from 6pm. Enjoy a BBQ and live music before the fireworks at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8 (£6 members), £4 children aged 4-12 from (01403) 210228 or enquiries@manningsheath.com 

28 October: Horsham Sports Club Fireworks

Horsham Fireworks

Horsham Sports Club’s 8th annual firework display will be held on Saturday 28 October, at 7.30pm (gates open 4.30pm.) As well as fireworks by Aurora, visitors to Cricketfield Road can enjoy fairground rides, food stalls, beer tent and live music from Saviours of Soul in the clubhouse. Advance tickets cost £7 (under-5’s free) from the club, M&J News in East Street or online. Tickets on the gate cost £10. VIP tickets cost £15 and include an inside viewing area, drink and buffet.  www.horshamsportsclub.com  

3 November: Holbrook Club Fireworks

Holbrook Fireworks

The fireworks night at The Holbrook Club in Horsham will be held on Friday 3 November, with doors opening at 5pm. The spectacular fireworks display starts at 7.30pm with other attractions including Punch & Judy magic shows, bouncy castles, BBQ and live music. This year’s event will support St Catherine’s Hospice. Early bird tickets cost £6 (members £4) with reduced rates for children from (01403) 751150 or www.theholbrookclub.co.uk

4 November: Horsham Rugby Club Fireworks


Horsham Rugby Club’s fireworks display and bonfire night will be held on Saturday 4 November, from 5-11pm

10 Nov: Ashington Fireworks Display

Ashington Fireworks

Ashington Fireworks Extravaganza is held at Ashington CofE First School on Friday 10 November from 5.30pm. Tickets in advance cost £3 (£10 for a family of four ticket) or £3.50 on the door and are available at Ashington School and Ashington Pharmacy. Fireworks by Aurora with BBQ, raffle, tombola and stalls. For more details email office@ashington.w-sussex.sch.uk

14-18 Nov: HAODS - The Witches of Eastwick

The Witches of Eastwick

Horsham Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society (HAODS) presents The Witches of Eastwick at The Capitol from 14 - 18 November. The production features stunning music from a trio of talented witches, with energetic dance numbers. The show also presents the company with technical challenges, including flying witches on broomsticks.  It’s Stepford Wives, Hunger Games and Desperate Housewives rolled into one! Tickets cost £23.50 from (01403) 750220 orwww.thecapitolhorsham.com

18 Nov: Coolham Live Music Club

Cool ham Live Music Club

Coolham Live Music Club hosts a double header on Saturday 18 November. Ask Sally featuring Tommy Hare and the Elles Bailey Trio, provide a musical night of the highest quality. Bristol-based singer/songwriter Elles seamlessly weaves rootsy blues, country and rock with a contemporary edge and her trademark ‘smoky vocals’ taking the lead. Tommy Hare and his new band, Ask Sally played at Coolham in May. Tommy's vocals and guitar mesh with the violin of Duncan Menzies and a double bass. There will be no licenced bar, so feel free to bring your own refreshments.Tickets £15 from coolhamtickets@gmail.com www.coolhamlivemusicclub.com

26 Nov: Wedding Fair in Mannings Heath

Manning Heath Golf Club

A wedding fair will be held at Mannings Heath Golf Club and Wine Estate on Sunday 26 November, from 11am – 3pm. Walk around the venue and meet a handpicked selection of recommended suppliers. Entry is free. For details email weddings@manningsheath.com

2 Dec: Coolham Live Music Club Christmas Gig

Coolham Live Music Club

Coolham Live Music Club has announced a special charity Christmas gig on Saturday 2 December. Guitarist Dave Ital brings his Ital Rhythm and Blues Band, with Jo Harman performing vocals for one night only. Tickets for this charity fundraiser cost £25 from coolhamtickets@gmail.com

8 December: Mediaeval Baebes at St Mary's

The Mediaeval Baebes

The Mediaeval Baebes’ Christmas Carol Tour visits St Mary’s Church, Horsham on Friday 8 December. The internationally-renowned choral group will be performing Christmas carol classics from their top ten album, Of Kings & Angels, the uplifting title theme for TV’s Victoria as well as other contemporary and traditional songs. Tickets cost £25 from www.mediaevalbaebes.com 



10 December: Ashington Toy Fair

Ashington Toy Fair

Ashington Toy and Collectors Fairs will be held at Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, on Sunday 10 December from 10am – 2pm. For details call Pete on 01424 846676. For more details visit http://www.modelcarmart.com/ashington