Midhurst and Petworth parish round-up

THE Bury based touring theatre company Castaway is performing in Petworth next Friday, May 25 at the Leconfield Hall.

The group, which often performs in aid of local charities and fundraisers is putting on Lucky Seven by Alexis Zegerman, based on the TV series Seven Up.

It is a satirical comedy portraying the love, disappointments and hopes of three characters aged from seven to 49 years.

Tickets at £8.50 are available by phoning 0800 411 8881 (Brown Paper Tickets) in Petworth Bookshop or via the group’s website www.castawaydrama.co.uk


Gardeners in Amberley are busy preparing for the biennial Gardens Open event on Sunday, June 10, which will raise funds for national children’s charity Action Medical Research.

The community event has been running for 24 years and will see 18 beautiful gardens open to the public as well as the ever-popular plant stall, tombola and village cream teas.

This year there are two new additions to the usual line-up – the first being ploughman’s lunches, as well as the teas, served in the tea room which is open from midday, teas from 2pm.

There will also be a scarecrow competition held in the churchyard. Children are invited to bring their entries along on the day and the judging will take place at 3pm. For more information contact Suzie Coates 01798 831676 or email footloose@amberleyvillage.net

Gardens will be open to the public from midday-6pm. Tickets cost £6 and will be available from The Square, the entrance to The Croft in Church Street and Crossgates Gardens.


Parents looking for something different to entertain the kids over half-term won’t do better than a Pirates and Princesses adventure cruise along the Wey and Arun Canal, setting off from Loxwood.

Visitors are invited to come along in fancy dress on June 7 and enjoy swashbuckling fun with ‘sea’ battles to take possession of the treasure chest.

The trips, each lasting some 90 minutes, leave at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £7 each and include light refreshments.

The boat leaves from the wharf beside the Onslow Arms in Loxwood. Anyone who would like to book should call the Wey and Arun Canal Trust office on 01403 725403 or email office@weyandarun.co.uk


Kirdford Cricket Club is looking for new players.

Anyone who is interested should turn up to Thursday night practice starting at 6pm on the recreation ground or call John Upton on 01403 782833.