Midhurst and Petworth parish round-up

‘An Abstract View’ is the title of a new exhibition due to open at the HASLEMERE education museum on January 24.

Phil Bates, best known for his association with Grayshott Pottery will be displaying his work for the first time, until February 4. A former modeller Mr Bates has swapped clay for acrylics working with both a brush and palette knife. He presents a variety of work – some abstracts and some based on his memories and experiences. During the exhibition he will be explaining the stories behind some of his paintings to members of the Museum Junior Club.

At TILLINGTON villagers are preparing for their traditional Burns Night Supper in the village hall.

It takes place on Thursday, January 26, at 7pm for 7.30pm. There will be post supper dancing and tickets are £19 are available from Iain Brooks on 01798 342379.

There will be more Burns Night celebrations at MIDHURST when the Spread Eagle Hotel hosts a supper on Friday, January 27, complete with the traditional piping in of the haggis.

The three-course dinner, including coffee and fudge and of course a glass of whisky, will cost £55 and tickets are available now on 01730 816911.

Plans are under way at NORTHCHAPEL to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a community event on the village green on Tuesday, June 5.

To mark the occasion the parish council will be giving commemorative mugs to all children who are 16 and under on September 1. Anyone who would like to get involved should contact the editors of the parish magazine on northchapelnews@gmail.com

The New Year means the annual quiz and the annual meeting of the Horticultural Society in STEDHAM. It’s a time for renewal of membership and new members are also welcome. Head along on Thursday, January 26, at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall.

Still in STEDHAM, parish councillors are planning to give each child in the parish who is 16 or under on June 4, a jubilee gift. Register on 01730 812177/814284 or email SIPCClerk@minsted.myzen.co.uk