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Over three weekends – 30 November to 15 December – you can follow the Christmas Artists Open Houses trail to discover unique and unusual gifts for friends, family or yourself.  Many of the houses have activities for children… and there may be mulled wine and mince pies on offer!

Artists Open Houses in Hollingdean are:

  • The Ceramic House at 75 Stanmer Villas
  • The Cicada House at 30 Stanmer Villas
  • Chevalier House at 20 Stanmer Park Road
  • Gifts for you at 112 at 112 Hollingdean Terrace

More information at the Artists Open Houses website.


lucky dip 2013 posterCome down to The Dip on Saturday 7th December 10am – 2pm for the annual Farmers’ Market and craft stalls.  Lots of  stalls, attractions and activities.  Click on the image to see the poster for more information.

There are still a couple of stalls available.  If you’re interested, contact Liz on 236160 or

Best wishes of the season and for the New Year from all of us at Hollingdean News!


Last weekend’s Christmas Lucky Dip at Hollingdean Dip was a great success. Many thanks to all those who help organise, performed and ran the stalls. Thanks also to Ian Chisnall for posting a couple of short videos of the event.

lucky dip A3 poster (566x800) Come down to Hollingdean Dip this Saturday 8th December 10am – 2pm for a Farmers’ Market and craft stalls.  Lots of other attractions including story-telling, hot chestnuts and carol singing.  Click on the image to see the poster for more information.

holly_leavesSaturday 8th December 11 am

Shop, Tea Room & Bizarre open until 3pm

Find us at the bottom of the Roedale Valley allotments by the shop, allotment entrance is located at the top of Golf Drive by Burstead Woods.

Christmas Goodies, Natural Wreaths, Hand Made Soaps, Hand Made Fairies for your Tree, Preserves and more… plus Tea & Cakes

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.  Many thanks to all the volunteer street reps for delivering the newsletter, and to our contributors, advertisers and readers.


Photo: Hertford Infants nativity 1954 (from their collection)

Winter NightsSunday 18th December 2011 – 5-6.30pm
St. Richards Church, Beal Crescent , Hollingdean, BN1 7BU
FREE entrance
All welcome! Come and enjoy a festive celebration with The Karavan Ensemble and all those who have been part of the workshops at Hollingdean Community Centre.
Lantern parade, chorus, films and hot drinks will be served up for some festive cheer as we approach the Winter Solstice and shortest day of the year! Read the rest of this entry »

Winter Nights in Hollingdean FlyerHollingdean Community Centre is hosting a series of FREE workshops leading to a SPECTACULAR STREET PARADE on 18th December.  The project is being led by award-winning theatre company The Karavan Ensemble. Open to all ages and abilities… come and be part of this amazing adventure and help us to light up Hollingdean in the chilly weeks of winter leading up to Christmas!

The workshops start on Sat 26 November and run over the next few weekends up until the parade itself.  For more details see the Hollingdean Community Centre website or download the flyer as a PDF.

All workshops and final performance will take place at Hollingdean Community Centre, Thompson Road.

christmas fairCome along to the Hollingdean Christmas Fair

Sunday 27th November – 10.30 to 2.30
Hollingdean Community Centre, Thompson Road

Put the date in your diary for stress-free local shopping!

If you would like a stall at the Fair, please contact Liz Lee:
01273 236160

or text: 07989208594

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