Talks at the Old School for 2024
We provide a programme of monthly talks at the Old School.
(Please note all talks will be held at the Old School, School Lane, Storrington. Starting promptly at 7.30 pm unless otherwise indicated. No pre booking required, pay at the door, everyone welcome.
Entrance £6 for members, £8 for Non Members
Teas and coffees will be available after each event.
If you would like to sponsor any of our events or talks please contact the museum on 01903 740188 or firstname.lastname@example.org
February 2nd (Friday) 2:30pm
Writing for Children…Then & now by Jill Atkins
Jill Atkins has been writing for children for thirty years. Her talk is about her life as a writer, how writing for children differs from writing for adults – and it isn’t easier! The talk is about getting published; the successes, the failures and the processes – editing, illustration. Her books range from historical fiction to workbooks on spelling and phonics, from fiction to non-fiction, from teenage novels to early readers.
Then – Jill began telling stories to her two younger brothers when she was quite a young girl. Later, while she was teaching infants, she realised that the ‘reading books’ the children in her class were reading were very dull so she decided to write her own. Whilst not published, these were a useful tool in the classroom!!
Having escaped from teaching, she ran a B&B establishment with her husband and this gave her more time to write. The breakthrough came with her first children’s book: Cooking with Rabbit!
Now – Two hundred books later, Jill is still writing.
April 2nd (Tuesday) 7.30pm
Life above the Railway Tunnel by David Porter
May 7th (Tuesday) 7.30pm
Sussex Lives by Brian Freeland
June 4th (Tuesday) 7.30pm
South Downs Film Makers
July 2nd (Tuesday) 7.30pm
Folklore and Superstitions of the Hedgerows by Christine Iverson
August 6th (Tuesday) 7:30pm
The Home Guard by Steve Bird
September 3rd (Tuesday) 7:30pm
Portsmouth and the Marie Rose by Frances Farrer-Brown
October 4th (Friday) 2.30pm
300 Years of Sussex Weather by Iain Currie
November 8th (Friday) 2:30pm
History of Champagne by Peter Griffiths
December 6th (Friday) 2:30pm
Chanctonbury Ring by Dr Janet Pennington
Tuesday March 5th (Tuesday) 7.00pm
Saturday March 16th
April 26th – Taylor Maid in concert
Doors open at 6.30pm – Tickets available from the museum office
Storrington & Sullington Council Offices
October 26th (Saturday) 7.00pm
Quiz (at Storrington & Sullington Council Offices)
November 16th – 17th Art Exhibition