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Liane Carroll & Ian Shaw Present ‘Latin Flavours’ as part of the South Coast Jazz Festival

Venue: Ropetackle Centre in Shoreham

Date and Time: Sunday 21st January 2018: 7pm – 7.30pm: Q&A | 8pm: Main Show

This is an unmissable opportunity to see two of the UK’s best vocalists explore the influence of Latin American music ….

Multi-award winning vocalist Liane Carroll has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over 35 years. Born in London and raised in Hastings; from the beginning of her musical career at the age of fifteen, she has dedicated her life to creating a deep and abiding connection with audiences through her exceptional talent, versatility and ability to truly interpret a song.

Ian Shaw was ‘Best Jazz Vocalist’ at the BBC Jazz Awards 2007 and 2004, and nominated in the ‘Best UK Vocalist’ category at the Jazz FM awards 2013. He has recorded a number of highly acclaimed, internationally released albums and is a popular performer both in the UK and the US. He has been cited as one of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists.


I have seen both Liane Carroll and Ian Shaw in London and really recommend them

Sheep Fair at Findon!

Findon Sheep Fair takes place every year in Findon Village on the second Saturday of the month in September. T

Festivities start on Friday evening with a funfair on the green and a Barn Dance in the marquee

Saturday is the fair itself, with…

(car parking £4)

There are craft stalls, sheep displays, sheep judging, a funfair, food stalls, and many other displays on the green.

In the evening, you can dance to live music from the popular local band Murdoch’s Crazy Eyes in the marquee (admission by pre-paid ticket)

findon sheep fair


An annual three day fair began  in Findon, back in 1261, with a government charter . The Sheep Fair proper was started by George Holford on Nepcote Green sometime before 1785. A lamb sale was held on 12th July followed by The Great Fair, always held on 14th September. Before that the sheep had been sold by private deals and the first auction sales started in 1896.

From 1925 sheep were driven in large flocks over the downs to Steyning train station for delivery but this stopped when the Steyning line was sadly closed in the 1960’s. Gradually lorries took over and sheep are no longer delivered on foot in the traditional way.

In the 1950’s the date changed to the second Saturday in September and in 1971 the July lamb sale stopped.

Most dramatically the breed of sheep, which used to be almost all Southdown’s, have tended to be replaced with other breeds so that in recent years very few Southdown sheep have been sold and the most popular rams are Suffolk’s.

How to get to Findon

Travel by car via A283 and A24. It should take about 15 min (7.6 miles)

The Great Steyning Bake Off

The Great Steyning Bake Off

Bake Off comes to Steyning!

Steyning District Food and Drink Festival is from 2nd September to the 8th October 2017

steyning bake off

Make sure you don’t miss Steyning’s first ever Bake Off on 16 September from 13:00–17:00. This promises to be an exciting event.

Get your secret family recipes out and bring along your delicious home-made cakes for the first Steyning Festival Bake Off !

Competition categories include Best Decorated Cake, Best Cup Cake, Best Victoria Sponge, Best Overall Cake and more …   There will be professional judges with prizes for the winners.

Make it a party afternoon, come along to view the entries, then enjoy a cup of tea and competition cakes, which will be sold to raise funds, once the judging has taken place.  Buy more to take home as well !

The competition is at the Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning BN44 3XZ. The centre is a 10 minute walk from Rosebud Holiday Cottage (currently available from 16th – 23rd Sept!)

Find details about the annual festival at


Steyning Food and Drink Festival Every September

Steyning Food and Drink Festival Every September

Visit Steyning in September

Steyning Food and Drink festival takes place every September. There are events taking place locally throughout the month.

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Steyning is at the foot of the South Downs & just 10 miles from Brighton!

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The most spectacular medieval festival in the UK!

The most spectacular medieval festival in the UK!

Medieval Joust

The Loxwood Joust takes place at the enchanted Loxwood Meadow in the heart of the West Sussex countryside…This annual event takes place in mid August every year

You can buy tickets at the gate

You’ll find the festival at RH14 0AL on the B2133 road between Loxwood and Wisborough Green, 4 miles from Billingshurst.

Steyning is 10 miles from Brighton & within easy reach of Loxwood.