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 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.

 

ARUN ART SOCIETY

An active and thriving club for local artists

With members from around a 20 mile radius of Ferring, we are a friendly and enthusiastic group. We meet indoors from mid-September until end of April and for the summer we arrange attractive outdoor venues to sketch and paint. Our annual exhibition takes place in July giving our members the opportunity to show - and sell - their work.

Demonstrations by professional artists are held nearly every month, usually on the third Saturday afternoon. These are free for members and visitors are warmly invited to attend for a small entrance fee.

We welcome new members who already draw or paint, so check out our website for more details www.arunartsociety.co.uk or click here.

 


 

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.

Visits and Walks

Dates and details can been seen on Ferring History Group website

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.

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

Website: www.ferring-drama.org.uk

FERRING FILM SOCIETY

Ferring Film Society is a local group of volunteers who organise the, almost monthly, showing of films on Friday evenings, in the Village Hall.

Tickets are £6 and sold at the North Ferring Co-Op, the Premier shop in South Ferring, and on the door on the night. Ticket price includes tea, coffee or a soft drink and biscuits.  Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for a prompt 7:00 p.m. start.

COVID guidelines are followed which include : Track and Trace, ventilation of the hall, and the wearing of masks by volunteers whilst carrying out duties.

Details of the film dates can be found on the Village Hall website and on Twitter : - Ferring Film Society@FerringFilm

 

WORTHING BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

Worthing Beekeepers Association are part of the British Beekeepers Association.  Our members range from beginners to beekeepers with 30+ years experience.

We run members evenings in the winter where we have lectures from visiting beekeepers and others who have expertise in subjects ranging from honey bee health, hive products, the latest research, and general beekeeping matters.

We hold our apiary meetings throughout the summer where you can gain hands-on experience of beekeeping.  We run a beginners course and offer mentoring.

Website: www.worthing-beekeepers.org

FERRING DOWNS W.I.

The WI has been going for 106 years in this country and although the world might have changed in many ways, including wars, earthquakes, and yes, dare I say it, pandemics, it has been a constant throughout.  Even in lockdown we have managed to stay in touch with each other through coffee mornings and newsletters.  Our Ferring Downs W.I. usually meet on the second Monday of the month at 7:30, starting each session with a rousing rendition of Jerusalem (some more rousing than others).  Our meetings give members the chance to meet up in person and chat over a cup of tea, try new activities, play games, listen to speakers and campaign on issues that matter to them.  Our latest campaign is centred on getting more research and better treatment for women suffering with Ovarian Cancer.  We are also very much concerned with Climate Change and how we can help.  But we do have fun as well, plus the odd game of Beetle Drive and Bingo.  Even a raffle!

So come along and join us.  Its non political, non religious and one of the few things only open to women of all ages.  Come along and enjoy yourselves while making a big difference in your community.

 

U3A SOCIAL SEQUENCE DANCING

In Ferring Village Hall, on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.  2:00 to 4:00pm, £3 each.

Come along and practice your sequance dancing or follow to learn more dances in a friendly atmosphere.

U3A Membership forms will be available (£10 per year)

For further information, please call 07511 501111

 

 

ZUMBA With Gina Wilson

The Zumba class in Ferring has been running for more that three years, and is led by a fully qualified female instructor.  It is purely for fun, but helps us to keep fit and hopefully make a few new friends as well.  Zumba is a great way to help maintain a healthy heart, greater mobility and build stronger muscles and bones.  The class runs throughout the year, including school holidays, on a drop in basis (because sometimes life takes over).
It is £5.50 each week for a 45 minute class or you can purchase a five class voucher for £25.00.  The group gathers for a 9:30 start every Thursday morning, and finishes at 10:15.
For further information contact 07736 149297

PILATES WITH DENA

Hi my name is Dena and I have been in the fitness industry for over 14 years . I am an Advanced Personal Trainer as well as a class instructor in many different disciplines.
FITNESS PILATES is a real passion of mine . Working with the Pilate Ring & Ball for a full body workout . Ideal for anyone that enjoys a challenging but rewarding class