Much excitement & entertainment is assured which may induce vapours or fainting in ladies & gentlemen of a weak disposition.
Thursday 4th August @ 7:30pm
The timetable for the day is as follows:
12 PM – SMUGGLERS ACOUSTIC BAND
12:30 PM – MELISSA & REECE – singing duo.
1 PM – BRIGHTON SCHOOL OF SINGING – Young People’s Showcase
1:30 PM – STEREO SHOK – European champions;Young People’s Street Dance Troupe
1:50 PM – DRUMMERS
2 PM – ELSA – with songs from Frozen
2:45 PM – BRIGHTON SCHOOL OF SINGING – Juniors aged 8
3 PM – CAPTAINS BEARD – ROCK WITH A PIRATE BAND
4 PM – CHILDREN’S PARADE – singing songs from Frozen
4:30 PM – BEST DRESSED PIRATE …and best decorated barrel
5 PM – The balloon release scheduled for the end of Little Smugglers has been cancelled. Children will still have the opportunity to collect a balloon and take it home. The balloons will have a ribbon tether attached.
‘Tis time for them Rottingdean folk to stand up and support those Scallywags known as Rottingdean Smugglers. As you know the team that help organise Smuggler events – Smugglers Night (winter December 3rd) and Little Smugglers (summer June 25th Rottingdean Terraces) is a small number of local individuals.
We have need to improve our structure and more importantly the role of individuals and in this endeavour you could help us.
We need to have a strong base of key individuals who will fulfil the following roles:
Chairman – In essence the overall co-ordinator of the events and management of the relationship with Local Business, City Council, Parish Council, Local Schools and other Fund Raising groups. Focus the team on delivering the strategic plans.
Secretary – Schedule of regular meetings, note taking, administration and compliance. Booking of event participants.
Accountant – Management of the books of account-ensuring compliance and regular updates to the scheduled meetings.
Treasurer- Management of Bank Accounts, funding forecasting and collection.
Fund Raiser(s) – Organise and deliver activities to include Stalls at Local Fairs, Local Events such as Race Nights.
Main Event Organiser(s) – completion of the documentation required enabling Smugglers to conduct its two/three main activities. Work with The Event Solutions team ensuring that we comply with all Health and Safety requirements and in a timely manner.
IT Management- development of website and uploads of key data, Facebook and any electronic media.
Publicity –development and distribution of all flyers, posters and paper based documents. Input to electronic Media.
Friends of Smugglers – help on the day at all activities whether they are fund raising or working a stall. Ideally, a number of people would form the core of supporters to whom we could call upon.
With all the above positions we already have some people working all or some of the above. However, our Treasurer role, which currently includes the Accounting role will be stepping down and we wish to split the roles. Perhaps you could do one of these jobs or indeed any of the others. Let me know by contacting me at chrisjwhite1949@Yahoo.com. You can also look at our website www.rottingdeansmugglers.co.uk for more information.
We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on May 18th at the Village Hall 7.30pm at which time we will reflect on our past year and discuss the coming year. The election of officers will be on the Agenda. So if you have some of the skills listed above and wish to join us nominees are invited.
Light refreshments and nibbles will be there to tempt you to come along.
Look forward to seeing some of you there.
Chris White – Chair.
We are continuing with our activities at the Village Hall and High Street. The Hall will have a Father Christmas grotto, Smugglers Stall, Face Painting and Nail Bar along with hot and cold beverages.
Coupled with this, many eateries and pubs will be offering good food and sustenance throughout the village.
The High Street itself is closed to vehicles from 3pm and will have entertainment including drumming bands and Woody the one man Band. We hope to have a children’s procession from the Village Hall to Neville Road and activities from the Village Green will take place at Neville Road.
Stalls will be dotted around the High Street.
The Firework display, torch procession and Bonfire will not take place. We are sure you will share our disappointment at these necessary changes but like us look forward to next year being back on track.
The Plough Inn is running a Smugglers fundraiser on Saturday November 21st starting around 9pm. Live Band – top local duo! Top Prizes in their raffle. Be sure to come along and support.
Don’t forget the Plough also runs a mean meat raffle Friday nights from 6-7pm.
Come along and enjoy a fun night at Ye Olde Black Horse on November 19th from 7.30. Enjoy a Night at the Races in a team of four or five. Tickets will be available for 5 pounds each at the Black’s Smugglers Bar shortly.
Please help support this evening as funds for our major event December 5th – Winter Smugglers are very tight. A lot of City support either directly or indirectly has been withdrawn and we are working on raising a thousand pounds at our RACE NIGHT. Now gallop along and get your tickets!
We have our annual Smugglers Night Saturday 5th December starting at 6pm – Childrens procession with Marching Bands, followed by Torch procession from Lower High Street at 7pm to the Village Green.
After a short Service at the Green the procession will return to to the Beach to enjoy a Bonfire and Firework display.
There is a special area at the Terraces being set aside for Parents with children and disabled people to enjoy unrestricted view of the proceedings.
Now is the time for members to renew their annual membership(s) – we are looking forward to you joining – and bring a friend.
For online membership payment use the form below, please include all names,
(a small charge has been added to cover our transaction processing fees):
As many of you know Smugglers has now LEGENDARY status for Rottingdean Village, attracting over 5,000 visit each year to the village. With Stalls, live bands, food stalls, BBQ’s, shop traders and the culmination with The Torch Lit Parade, Bonfire & Fireworks…
This year for the remarkable event to continue we need YOUR HELP!!!! much more than in previous years…
Our much needed funding which we received annually from Brighton Council has been withdrawn, therefore an action group has been formed to raise more funding.
Therefore we are producing our 1st Annual Smugglers Ball. An evening of Live entertainment auctions and raffles.
This will be held on Saturday 5th September 2015 at The Hilton Metropole in Brighton. For a small fee of £65pp
Your attendance is greatly needed at this auspicious occasion, tickets are selling fast!!!
To ensure your table (preferably 10 per table although smaller parties will be sat together)
Please call 01273 300491 this is Ye Olde Black Horse who along with the Smugglers Committee are producing the event.
Purchasing the tickets can be done by visiting Ye Olde Black Horse, 65 High Street, Rottingdean BN2 7HE
Alternatively call the box office number where payment and emailed receipt can be taken over the phone.
For those whom have already requested tables and no payment has been made please contact the box office to secure your table.
May we also take this opportunity to ask businesses and he general public if you would like to contribute further to the ball we are looking for Auction & Raffle prizes in return we will be eternally grateful.
May we all stand together and be as resourceful and proud for our amazing village and the events we put together. May we thank you in advance for helping raising money for this event AND MacMillan Nurses.
The Smugglers Committee
Short video review for the last Rottingdean Smugglers Night which was held on December 6th 2014 as part of local heritage celebrations and which attracted thousands of onlookers.