Highlights from Steyning Festival’s second week

Children rehearsing for musical The Emerald Crown
Children rehearsing for musical The Emerald Crown
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STEYNING Festival continues until Sunday, June 8, with lots of family fun activities still to come.

Tickets and full information from www.steyningfestival.co.uk and Steyning Bookshop on 01903 812062.

The Story of Little Red is told by Herringbone Arts using puppetry and music, for children aged one to eight, tomorrow at midday on Bolton House lawn, off Church Street. Tickets £6.

For the adults, strictly vinyl selections will be on offer from The Vinyl Veterans and Simon Tipster at The Chequer Inn, in High Street, tomorrow at 7.30pm.

The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue is back by popular demand on Saturday. They bring their double-act to Steyning Grammar School Drama Hall at 8pm Tickets £10.

Enjoy an evening with The Archers’ Sunny Ormande, who plays the outrageous Lilian Bellamy in the Radio 4 drama. She will tell behind-the-scenes stories and answer questions at the Steyning Centre on Sunday at 7.45pm. Tickets £15, to include a ploughman’s supper, served at 6.45pm.

Professor Andrew Coates leads a fascinating evening of space exploration at Steyning Methodist Church on Tuesday at 7.45pm. Tickets £5.

Meanwhile, explorations on land are the subject of Tim Jarvis’s talk, Recreating Shackleton’s Epic Journey, at Steyning Grammar School Drama Hall Bar on Friday, June 6, at 7.30pm. Tickets £8.

BBC television chef Valentine Warner launches his new book, What to Eat Next, at the Sussex Produce Company, in High Street, on Thursday, June 5, at 7.30pm. Tickets £30, to include a two-course meal and a copy of the book.

Children are appearing in a musical on Saturday, June 7, with performances of The Emerald Crown at 2.30pm and 5pm at St Andrew and St Cuthman Church. Tickets £6.

This lively musical, created for the World Wildlife Fund, has been organised by Aedan Kerney. It is an environmental tale about animals saving the rainforest and there is still room for more children to join the cast.

Festival chairman Christine Aubrey said: “We would love Steyning to turn out in force to support our local children showing off their musical and acting talent in this fun, and educational, show. Let’s give them a big X-Factor style turn out.”

The finale event is a unique 1614 Dance on Sunday, June 8, at Wiston House at 7pm. Tickets £30.