REGULAR USERS

Listed below are some of our regular Village Hall users together with their contact details.

HILARY THOMAS DANCE

 A small and friendly dance school teaching ballet and tap to adults and children.

For Children

A fun and positive way to learn how magical and creative ballet can be. Includes plenty of dressing up, make believe and props with a good mix of solid ballet technique. Parents are asked to sit in on lessons to support their children.  Includes opt in, in house exams for older children and a chance to perform on the main hall stage for those who wish.  From 18 months old upwards.

For Adults

Sociable and friendly ballet and tap dance classes for beginners up to intermediate level.  Keep fit and healthy with like minded souls, all ages catered for from 18 – 80 yrs.  The tap classes are fun and relaxed. We'll be tap dancing to a selection of pop music and great music from musicals to get the heart pumping and the feet tapping.  In the ballet classes there is also a chance to learn some repertoire from famous ballets too!

For more information about classes or parties or to book a private lesson contact:

Mobile:      07814 977929

Email:         hilaryt1@hotmail.com


 

FERRING FLOWER CLUB

Ferring Flower Club Poster


 

FERRING COUNTRY MARKET  

There has been a market in Ferring for over forty years starting with the WI.Market. We are now an independent co-operative run by our members.
 
Cakes, savouries, preserves,craft, plants,fruit, veg and flowers, are all produced by our members locally for the local villagers.
 
                                          HOME MADE , HOME GROWN
 
Want to know more? Come and visit our friendly market for a cuppa and a browse.
 
Our market is open every Wednesday 10am - 11am in the Main Hall of Ferring Village Hall.

 

FERRING YOUTH THEATRE 

Welcome to Ferring Youth Theatre!

We are part of Sussex Youth Theatre who are one of the most innovative and dynamic youth theatre companies on the south coast. We have venues all over West Sussex including Worthing, Shoreham, Littlehampton, Steyning, East Preston, Pulborough and NEW from 2016 our venue in Ferring!  

We teach children ages 6-18 and we are more than just a performing arts school. The main philosophy of Sussex Youth Theatre is to learn professional skills in a focused and disciplined manner within a happy, supportive family atmosphere. Whether you love to sing, act, dance, work backstage or just have a passion for putting a production together, then SYT is for you.

We produce two shows per year, a summer production and also a Christmas show. We also have two Talent Agencies based at Pinewood Studios and students have been lucky enough to have filmed with Dame Maggie Smith, Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Walliams, Susan Boyle, Francis De La Tour and Catherine Tate on the productions ‘Downton Abbey’, ‘Molly Moon’, ‘Pride’, ‘Family Ties’, ‘Vampire Academy’, ‘Big School’, ‘The Imitation Game’, ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’, ’Before I Go To Sleep’, ’The Woman In Black-Angel Of Death’ and companies as iconic as the BBC, ITV, CH4 and major independent film production companies.

We offer FREE taster session for all new students please visit our website or use the contact details below to book your now!

Contact: Mitch Jenkins

Tel: 01903 602815|07788497779

Email: Mitch@sussexyoutheatre.co.uk

Website: www.sussexyouththeatre.co.uk

Ferring History Group

 

We research, celebrate and publish the history of our village.

We meet in the Village Hall, for presentations and discussions on the history of East and West Sussex, and the rest of the south coast. Members also receive our annual Magazine, come on local guided walks, and visits further afield with us, and get news of other local events via e-mail. Every December we have a Members’ Social evening, with good food, good entertainment and good company.

Membership is £10 a year (£15 for a couple). This covers the regular presentation meetings (we have to charge separately for the Social).  Or, if you just want to come to the occasional meeting, you can pay £3 at the door.

Meetings in 2018

Fridays at 7.30:

2 February: Helen Poole on Sussex and the Napoleonic Wars

4 May: James Sainsbury on John Pull, Sussex Archaeologist

 3 August: Malcolm Barrett on A History of West Sussex Policing

 2 November: Geoffrey Mead on Rye and Camber

14 December: Social: with guest presenter to be arranged

Visits and Walks

Dates and details will be confirmed early in 2018 but we are planning visits to High Salvington Mill, and Broadwater Cemetery (which is full of Worthing history), and guided walks in N Ferring and Highdown, Littlehampton, Angmering and Poling.

RESEARCH

Researching your house, or Ferring ancestors? We can help (but there is a limit to what we can do for non-members). Like to do more general research on Ferring? We would welcome that, and help you get started. 

LIBRARY

We have a good selection of old maps, street directories and local history books which we can lend to our members. Members will also soon be able to access our large collection of photographs on our new web site.

MEMBERSHIP: Please contact Ed Miller, David Garnett or any other Committee member.

VISIT OUR WEB SITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Website: www.ferringhistorygroup.co.uk

Arun-Adur Ramblers

 

Arun-Adur Ramblers group are a friendly bunch of walkers mainly aged between 50 and 70 (with a sprinkling either side!).   We organise at least one walk each week, and usually two, at weekends plus one mid-week.   The walks vary in length from 5 miles to 10/11 miles and are graded by degree of difficulty, ie steepness of hills, number of stiles, pace of walking etc.  

Walks are lead by members, who choose the venue and “recce” the route in advance.    A list is printed and sent to members twice a year. Most of our walks cover the area between Chichester and Shoreham with an occasional foray farther afield.    We love the South Downs so many of our walks take in areas of the beautiful National Park.   We car share wherever possible.  Being a hardy bunch of walkers we like to picnic right through the year!

We are always delighted to welcome new members.   If you are interested in trying us out details of the walks, including the start points, are listed on the Arun-Adur Ramblers webside.  Just click on “Walks”. We are happy for potential ramblers to join us for one or two walks before we ask them to join. Details of how to join, subscriptions etc are also on our website or e-mail us at arun-adur-ramblers@live.co.uk.   

Website: www.arun-adur-ramblers.org.uk

Ferring Amateur Dramatic Society

 

Ferring Amateur Dramatic Society, known as FADS, was formed in 1931 and are one of the oldest Dramatic Societies in Sussex. They present three Productions a year at the Village Hall in March, June and November.   They meet twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, between September and June and welcome anyone interested in acting or working backstage on lighting, sound and set construction to come along to meet members.

FADS June Production

Audacity

by Simon Mawdsley

Directed by Bob Wakelin.

Philip is going through a messy divorce. To make himself some money and give his life a boost of adrenalin, he devises a cunning scheme to rob the London department store Jarvis and Klein of its daily takings. He needs help, however, so he enlists John, an ex-stationery salesman sacked for fiddling his expenses, and Dave, another salesman with a hugely expensive lifestyle, as his partners in crime. The plot seems to be going well – until John and Dave’s wives join forces to investigate their husbands’ odd behaviour.
 

Details of what is happening can be found on FADS website.

Website: www.ferring-drama.org.uk

Tai Chi and Qi Gong

 

Qigong Exercise:  Monday 4.55pm  to 5.55pm. £5.50p per session. This is a Qi Gong only class aimed at anyone interested in the health and relaxation side of this art. Working on various systems of Qi Gong exercise. Come along and experience the wonders of this ancient Chinese art, in a relaxed and friendly environment. Beginners welcome.
 
Tai Chi intermediate Class: Tuesdays  4.15pm to 5.15pm. £5.50p per session. This is an intermediate class, but is also open to anyone with some experience in the Tai Chi. We train the Tai Chi Chuan hand and sword form of Grandmaster Cheng Man-Ching.
 
Tai Chi Advanced Class: Tuesdays 5.15pm to 6.15pm. £6 per session. This is  more of an advanced class working on the Cheng Man Ching Tai Chi Chuan hand form, 18 hands of Yue Shu Ting,  pushing hands and Yang style 54 step straight sword. Anyone with experience in Tai Chi are welcome to attend this class.
 
 

Ferring Recorded Music Society

 

Ferring Recorded Music Society meets fortnightly in the Village Hall between mid September and early May on alternative Tuesdays at 7.30pm. At the meetings they listen to selections of recorded music which is chosen by the members.
 
Details of the Society can be obtained from the secretary on 01903 505069. The programmes are also advertised on the Village Hall notice board