CHRISTMAS AT THE BARN
This year Friends of Westdene Green are planning a host of activities to bring in the festive season. We hope you can come with your friends and family to any of the events below.
NATURE’S FESTIVE HARVEST SATURDAY 1ST DEC 10AM-1PM
Meet us at The Barn at 10am and travel with us to Stanmer Park where we have special permission to gather all the wonderful winter foliage and berries we need to make festive wreaths and garlands at Christmas at The Barn the following day. Accompanied children are welcome.
CHRISTMAS AT THE BARN SUNDAY 2ND DECEMBER 1-4PM
Continuing with our annual community Christmas event, this year will bring a focus on ‘making’. Whether it be a festive wreath or garland for your front door using beautiful natural foliage and decorations collected by the team the day before, or by creating your own beautiful decorations and gifts on the various children’s craft tables, you’ll definitely feel that the Christmas season has begun!
With more room for all the crafts and food this year, the event will be a welcoming place to launch this festive season. There will be teas, coffees, soft drinks and lovely cake to consume, as well as mulled wine and bratwurst for those of you might want something more substantial! A face painter will be on hand too for any children who might want to decorate themselves too!
An important part of the festivity is the annual Christmas Bake-Off where all the delicious bakes will be on display at the Barn. More details below.
FESTIVE BAKE OFF! AT XMAS AT THE BARN : SUNDAY 2ND DECEMBER
Show us how Christmassy you can bake! Our Annual festive bake off is a chance to show the community your amazing baking and decorating skills.
There are three categories this year; The under 10s, 10-16s and over 16s. Entry per bake is £2 payable on the day.
Cakes, cup-cakes, sweet loaves; you name it! If it’s baked and festive bring your creation to The Barn to register your entry between 10am and 12 midday. The bakes will be judged by local baking heroes, including Amanda Booth from Cakesalcious Brighton. Prize-winners will be announced at 2pm during 'Christmas at The Barn'.
COMMUNITY CAROLS AT WESTDENE GREEN SAT 15TH DECEMBER 5-6pm
Come and sing some festive songs or if you prefer listen to them on and around The Green. Nadia Bunker and singers from Sing with Confidence in Brighton will lead you in a rousing round of traditional festive songs, with drinks afterwards at The Barn. Song sheets will be provided. Lanterns and accompanied children are welcome.
XMAS PARTY & THANK YOU SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER 6-9PM
This year are putting on an evening to thank all of those who have helped develop The Barn into our local community hub that we have today. Community Events on The Green have been a huge success, even with this year's wild September weather and changing dates!Our many volunteers who have helped stage the events and members of the public who have come along to enjoy them too we look forward to seeing you. The Barn is starting to earn its keep and it looks like our combined efforts really will keep The Barn in The Community, just like we campaigned for in 2016 - remember that? We look forward to seeing you and thanking you for your help in person. Click here to let us know you're joining us
CHRISTMAS LUNCH TUESDAY 18TH DECEMBER 12.30
We’ve been enjoying our third tuesday of the month get together to eat together for a whole year now! We will be having a celebratory lunch on 18th of December 12.30-2.30 with a guest caterer! this will be the perfect occasion to come along, and see how you can get involved just to eat, to help or simply meet us all! we really need more people round the table to help our lunches keep going, so if you think you can join in, let us know.
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