• Courses, Events and other Bookings

      On this page we list bookings at Sompting Estate's Downs Barn, and some other community environmental events..

       

       

      Are you an environmental organization interested in hiring the Downs Barn?

      Please check dates here and then turn to our Hiring the Downs Barn page to find out more.

       

       

      Are you a member of the public interested in learning about farming, wildlife, heritage and the environment?

      For some courses and events listed below, the "Open to" column states "All". For those events, you can book a place by contacting the provider organization, whose contact details will be given in the "More information" column.

       


      2022
      Date

      Time

      Course
      or event

      Provider

      Tutor/ Leader

      Open 
      to

      More
      info

                   
      NB this list has the latest events at the top   Courses and events open to the general public are highlighted in green Private environmental bookings are highlighted in grey Past events are on a white background    

      2024
      Date

      Time
      Course
      or event
      Provider Tutor/ Leader Open 
      to
      More
      info
      6 Aug Eve History event Lancing & Sompting Pastfinders Eileen Colwell Members only  
      11 April a.m. Carers Support Carers Support Book Launch with Nature Walk
      Sian Jones
       invitation tbc
      17 Feb Day reh. MT MT invitation  
                   
      2023
      Date
      Time
      Course
      or event
      Provider Tutor/ Leader Open 
      to
      More
      info
      21 Dec 9.00-12.30 Christmas meeting Worthing Archaeological Society Connie Shirley Invitees  
      30 Nov am Study session Worthing Archaeological Soc Connie Shirley    
      9th Sept 9.30-5 Foraging  Foraged by Fern Fern Freud Sold out  
      2nd Sept 9.30-5 Foraging Foraged by Fern Fern Freud Sold out Mind
      10th Aug from 9.30am Worthing Arch Soc talk   Connie Shirley    
      1st Aug   Members visit on  local history & environment  Lancing & Sompting Pastfinders Connie Shirley & Eileen Colwell LSP members by booking  
      13 July
      7-9pm
      Mindfulness in the Downs
      Sustainable Mind
       
      Liane Webb
       
      Ask if a place is available  
      6 July
      7-9pm
      Mindfulness in the Downs
      Sustainable Mind
       
      Liane Webb
       
      Ask if a place is available  
      29 June
      7-9pm
      Mindfulness in the Downs
      Sustainable Mind
       
      Liane Webb
       
      Ask if a place is available  
      22 June
      7-9pm
      Mindfulness in the Downs
      Sustainable Mind
       
      Liane Webb
       
      Ask if a place is available  
      15 June
      7-9pm
      Mindfulness in the Downs Sustainable Mind Liane Webb Ask if a place is available
      liane@thesustainablemind.co.uk
      8 June 7-9pm Mindfulness in the Downs Sustainable Mind Liane Webb Ask if a place is available liane@thesustainablemind.co.uk
      29 April 11-4 ReUnion Womens Retreat event Salt Water Studios Katie Robertson SWS booked only ross@saltwaterstudios.co
      26 March - 26 April   In use by farm staff during lambing        
      4 March   WAS resistivity training Worthing Archaeol Soc Connie Shirley    
      20 Jan   WAS scoping visit for survey training Worthing Archaeol Soc Connie Shirley    
                   
      2022 Date Time Course or Event Provider Tutor/Leader Open to More info
      15 Dec a.m. WAS finds team Worthing Archaeol Soc Connie Shirley    
      26 Nov 11-4 ReUnion2022 Womens Retreat event Salt Water Studios
      (SWS)
      Katie Robinson    
      2 Nov 11.15-4.00 Soil Carbon Workshop Event SDNPA Bruce Fowkes and Stephen Woodley    
      5 Oct 8.30-4.30 SDNPA staff meeting SDNPA Craig Daters    
      21 Sep pm Woolcraft Katie Gander      
      21 Sept 9-12 SDNPA staff meeting SDNPA  Craig Daters    
      14 Sep pm Woolcraft Katie Gander      
      7 Sep pm Woolcraft Katie Gander       
      31 Aug pm Nat England/SE        
      25/26 Aug pm Woolcraft Katie Gander      
      20 Aug 10-12 coffee morning & talk Estate / Friends of Sompting Church Mike Tristram Members & supporters   
      17 Aug 12-5 Age Craft Event Age Craft wool workshop with Sustainable Sussex Katie Gander Age craft booked only  
      10 Aug 12-5 Age Craft Event Age Craft wool workshop with Sustainable Sussex Katie Gander Age craft booked only  
      6 Aug 10-2 Dewponds walk (10.30-1.00ish) & picnic (1-2) Sompting Community in the Countryside: Estate & Parish Council partnership program Leighton Clay Sompting Parish residents and neighbours  
      3 Aug 12-5 Age Craft event Age Craft Wool Workshop with Sustainable Sussex Katie Gander Age craft booked only  
      02 Aug tbc Event in the Downs Lancing and Sompting Pastfinders Eileen Colwell L&SP members   
      27 July 12-5 Age Craft Event Age Craft Wool Workshop with Sustainable Sussex Katie Gander Age craft booked only  
      02 Aug 12-4 NFU meeting  NFU President & MP & Arun to Adur farmers group meeting Caroline Harriott Invitation only  
      July 16 11-4 ReUnion2022 Womens Retreat event Salt Water Studios
      (SWS)
      Katie Robertson SWS booked only info@saltwaterstudios.com
      21 May 11-4 ReUnion2022 Womens Retreat event Salt Water Studios
      (SWS)
      Katie Robertson SWS booked only info@saltwaterstudios.com
      15 Feb 10.00-12.00 Sompting Community in the Countryside - SE/SPC partnership planning meeting Sompting Parish  Council Cllr Cathy Glynn-Davies Invitation only  
                   
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