What's On in Lodsworth: 2023
Tuesday 7 November 2023
SUSSEX SHOWCASE – BOOK LAUNCH AT HERITAGE SOCIETY MEETING
Members and guests of the Heritage Society will have an opportunity on Tuesday 7 November to hear and see how Sussex has influenced some of Britain’s most famous and popular artists. Local resident and co – chair of the Society, Peter Beckingham, is giving an exclusive talk that evening, with drinks from 7pm, at the Village Hall about his new book ‘Sussex Showcase: 2000 Years of Great Art from Bignor to Brighton’.
This new book follows the Heritage Society’s highly successful publication, ‘ South Downs Showcase’, which is being reprinted this month. In his talk Peter describes the growth of interest in painting in Sussex, starting with Roman mosaics, medieval church frescoes, and moving on to the magnificent landscapes of John Constable and J M W Turner in Petworth, Brighton, Arundel and other locations.
‘Sussex Showcase’, which has a foreword by The Duke of Richmond on the significance of art at Goodwood House, will be launched in October at the prestigious Petworth Literary Festival.
Copies of the book will be available on the night, or from the Lodsworth Larder, or Petworth Bookshop, at £16.99. A great early present for Christmas! Peter is donating any profits from the book to the Motor Neurone Association of West Sussex.
Thursday 22 June 2023
AGM plus – Goodwood Then and Now, a presentation by Mark Featherstone
Membership available at event. £10 per family
Saturday 15 July 2023
Visit to Botany Bay Nature Conservancy, Duncton
Saturday 15th July, 4pm
This small conservancy located in Lavington Park close to the entrance of Seaford College, is a beautiful haven of ancient woodland, meadow and chalk stream gill. Our group will be guided by Anne Dennig, co-owner and specialist in the rewilding and restoration of this precious habitat. We will explore the site, taking in the flora and fauna that thrives in its unusual microclimate, enjoy a cup of tea and for those who’d like to, pop over to The Cricketers for a drink
Autumn 2023: 01 October 2023
Boundary Walk led by James Tree