We've added a few new events to our guide, including a fete at Horsham Hospital and a concert in Horsham.
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Stans Showcase details have been added to the Events page...
We've added a few events to our guide, including shows at the Capitol including the latest HAODS play and The Drifters. There's also details of the St Catherine's Hospice Local Produce Fair at Summers Place.
THE JANUARY 2013 EDITION IS NOW ONLINE
You can read our meal review from the Black Horse Inn at Nuthurst. It's a lovely English public house, serving local ales and good quality locally-sourced meals.
Horsham YMCA is helping youngsters to build a better future for themselves. We speak to youngsters at the centre, and those running it, to find out more...
Read about the work of Steve Gubbins, a portrait photographer and artist from Warnham, in our Arts Section
South Lodge is hosting a wedding fair on 27th January. There are some details on the Events section...
Southwater racer Jolyon Palmer has signed with Carlin for the 2013 GP2 Series. The 21-year-old, who is already a race winner in the series, will compete alongside Brazilian Felipe Nasr at the British team. Palmer is aiming for the GP2 title after a good campaign in 2012 which included victory at the blue riband Monaco Grand Prix. Carlin joined the GP2 Series as recently as 2011 but is already established as one of the leading teams with Max Chilton finishing fourth in the drivers’ standings this year. For more visit www.jolyonpalmer.com
The Five Foot Twos arwe a young Horsham jazz band. We've featured them here!
Celebrity Sundays are coming in Swan walk, and an Italian Market is planned for the Carfax. More on the Events page
Brief details about two pantomimes providing an alternative to the Capitol's show. The Manor Theatre Group and Barns Green Players are both putting on their own pantos. See events for details...
The Friends of Horsham Museum have bought a Horsham 2d banknote at auction. The note was issued by Horsham New Bank in 1801. The amazingly rare survival was issued by William Stepney at a time when there was a national shortage of small change. The note may have been issued to help out with this shortage; however it might also have been printed to annoy John Lanham, who was Stepney’s landlord and ran the only existing bank in the town. For Horsham Museum’s website click here
Paul Messis, a singer songwriter from Billingshurst who we featured in 2011, has started his own record label 'Market Square Records' the first 7" release on the label is next February 4th called 'The Market Squares', a collaboration between Paul and Nashville psychedelic group The Sufis. Paul's second solo album 'Case Closed' will be out in May on State Records and will also be on vinyl. We're big fans of Paul - you can view one of his YouTube videos here and link to his website here
Wakefields Jewellers in Horsham now sells Rolex watches. It is the first time the watchmaker has ever come to Horsham town. Click here
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A Beer and Bunting Christmas Fayre has been organised in Partridge Green on 9th December. There's also a live Facebook chat with Horsham District Councillor Helena Croft on December 6th. See our Events page for details.
Harry Mailer, featured in AAH back in February, won the Comer Cadet Championship at Forrest Edge Alton last week, making it three championships in three years. The Partridge Green schoolboy will race in Mini Max 125cc next year, driving an ex-works 2012 Alonso chassis with Rotax engine.Harry won the Camberley Blackbush Novice Comer Cadet Champion in 2010 and was Camberley Comer Cadet Champion in 2011. One day, harry hopes to race in the Le Mans 24 hour event.
Bolney Wine Estate has been named UK Wine Producer of the Year in the highly regarded International Wine and Spirit Competition 2012. This award comes hot on the heels of a spate of remarkable wins for the vineyard, most notably a ‘Gold Outstanding Medal’ at the IWSC for its Blanc de Blanc 2007 in May this year. You can read the AAH feature on the Wine Estate here or visit their website here
The new look Horsham Station has been officially unveiled, and there's a feature on Menear Ceramics of Storrington on our Arts page. Also, if you're fed up with people telling you to set up Facebook and Twitter accounts for your business, have a look at the video on our home page!
Any chance we can get Flight of the Conchords to write the Children in Need song this year? See their charity song on our home page. Also, we've got a good article on the Roundabout Talking News on our Group Discussion Page and an in-depth report on Horsham Table Tennis Club on the Sports page
More vehicle users can now use the PayByPhone scheme in Horsham town centre as it is now available in two more car parks. The scheme, launched in May 2012, is now available at the Pavilions in the Park leisure centre car park on Hurst Road in Horsham as well as the Denne Road car park. To use PayByPhone, customers follow a quick and simple one off registration process by phone, text message, mobile web or PayByPhone app to capture their vehicle registration and payment card details.
A Santa Run will be held in Horsham Park on 18th November. It’s just £10 for adults and £5 for children under 16 Everyone who takes part gets their very own Santa outfit (under 6s will receive a Santa hat) and as an early Christmas present you’ll be rewarded with a well-deserved medal and refreshments when you finish the run. Visit here for more
Horsham Artists Open Studios will be hosting a Christmas Sale in The Park Barn on 24th – 25th November at 10am–5pm. Visitors can meet local artists and makers showcasing their work, including paintings, sculpture,ceramics, wood turning, jewellery and cards. For more details visit www.horshamopenstudios.co.uk
Restaurant Tristan in East Street, Horsham, has won a Michelin star award. The award comes five years after owner and head chef Tristan Mason was singled out as a Rising Star in the industry by The Observer’s renowned food critic Jay Rayner. The AAH review of can be read here or you can visit the restaurant website http://www.restauranttristan.co.uk/home.php
The Horsham Matters Community Charity Centre in Guildford Road, Horsham, is now open for business again. The centre - which sells a huge range of furniture, household goods, electrical items, toys, books, games and
more - has been divided into two units to accommodate a Co-Op store. The income Horsham Matters generates goes into delivering services for the local community. The store is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am to 4pm. For more visit http://www.horsham-matters.org.uk
A Remembrance Sunday service will be held at the War Memorial in the Carfax on Sunday, 11th November. The service will begin at 10:50am led by the Reverend Canon Guy Bridgewater, Vicar of Horsham. The two minutes silence, in memory of the fallen, will take place before the laying of wreaths.
An Osprey has been spotted on several occasions at Warnham Nature Reserve in recent weeks. It is the same bird that has been spotted since August around the River Adur. One person reported seeing the Osprey take
a fish from the Adur before eating it in a tree near Lancing College. The osprey has also been spotted at Woods Mill in Henfield. There's a link to an RSPB forum with more details here
Two of the contestants from ‘The Great British Bake Off’ have joined Horsham Market. Cathryn Dresser and Sarah-Jane Willis both live in Sussex and made it through to the latter stages of the competition. Their new business is named 'Carry on Baking' and will be at the Local Produce Market in Horsham every Saturday. For full details visit www.horshammarkets.co.uk
A new group comprising of local musicians has been formed to promote original bands. A website has been created at www.horsham-rocks.co.uk with band profiles and an extensive gig guide, and a regular music showcase will be held at The Anchor Hotel in Market Square, Horsham. The first Horsham Rocks live music night is held on Thursday, 6th December, featuring Half Hour Hotel and The Gypsy Switch.
The 30th Barns Green Half Marathon, on Sunday, 30th September, was won by Ethiopian athlete, Yared Hogos. Over 1,500 runners took part in ideal running conditions through the scenic course with Hogos winning in a time of 1 hour 6 minutes 53 seconds. Hogos finished just under five minutes ahead of the second placed athlete, last year’s winner, James Baker from Chichester Runners. Third place went to local runner Andrew Robinson from Horsham Joggers. The women’s race was won by Sarah Kingston of Fittleworth Flyers in a time of 1 hour 25 minutes and 4 seconds. For full results visit http://www.floatingcrown.co.uk/
The Crown Inn at Dial Post introduces a new menu on 5th November, as well as a new look to the front of house. To celebrate this, owners Penny and James are offering customers 20% off food on Monday to Thursday throughout November (pre-bookings only). For more details call 01403 710902 or visit http://www.floatingcrown.co.uk/
A local computer expert is encouraging people over 50 to embrace the internet. Ivor Tarrant has been trained and appointed by Silver Training to provide one-to-one computer tuition service directly to people in their own homes. Ivor teaches all the popular topics such as computer basics, Emailing and internet shopping. He can even show
you how to make free video calls to friends and family all over the world. For details call 0800 862 0666 or visit www.silvertraining.co.uk
Mary Crabb will be showing a collection of woven objects designed and made using basketry and textile techniques at Horsham Museum until 1st December. Although she continues to use traditional weaving methods, with some adaptations, she now uses a range of materials, from willow to wire. As part of the exhibition, Mary hopes to run some talks and workshops relating to her work on display. For more details on exhibits at the museum visit www.horshammuseum.org
The Greets Inn in Warnham has launched a new Sussex Game Menu available until 24th November. You can try dishes such as Rabbit Rarebit with Sussex ale, Three Bird Stew and Roasted Venison Sausage sourced from Warnham Deer Park. There’s also wine from local vineyards. Fore more details visit www.thegreetsinn.co.uk
Set4Success is holding a Gala Dinner at South LodgeHotel on Monday, 26th November to raise funds for talented young people in the area. The evening will include a three course dinner, inter-table sports quiz and an auction of sporting memorabilia. Awards will be given to Hannah Patchett (water polo), Charlie Piper (rugby), Kathryn Small (trampolining), Haylee Miller (basketball), Matthew Duffin (ballroom dancing), Jacob Dean baseball), and Meilitsa-Bo Abram-Foster (artistic gymnastics). Tickets are £35 per person from Alison Saxby at Spofforths on 01403 253282 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Horsham Symphony Orchestra opens its concert season at the Capitol on 17th November with performances of Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes, Gordon Jacob’s Trombone Concerto, and Edward Elgar’s orchestral masterpiece, Symphony No.1. For more details and tickets visit https://tickets.thecapitolhorsham.com/peo/
Sir Tom Stoppard visited Christ's Hospital School recently. See News