The beautiful 11th century church of All Saints in East Dean is holding a flower festival to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter.
The church will be filled with colourful floral arrangements depicting the much-loved characters from her story books.
The festival is open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes will be available, plus market stalls selling plants, produce and flowers.
On Saturday evening, the talented Valley Voices, this year’s winner of the Community Choir Section at the Chichester Music Festival, will perform a Summer Celebration of Song in the church. The varied programme will include popular, traditional and classical numbers.
Robert Heather said: “This will be a relaxed and enjoyable evening, giving the audience the opportunity to admire the beautiful floral arrangements at the same time as they enjoy the singing.”
Canapes and a glass of wine will be served from 7pm. Tickets are £5 and can be reserved by calling Mrs Kate Shaw on 01243 811207.
The flower festival will be raising money for the Benefice.
Members of Singleton and East Dean Women’s Institute have yarn bombed trees on East Dean Village Green and in Singleton to promote the flower festival.
Members knitted brightly-coloured flowers, birds and a caterpillar to decorate the trees to create an eye-catching work of art.
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