National treasures come to Sussex for a series of inspiring talks

Highwood Mill – Horsham’s prestigious new retirement development – is hosting a free series of celebrity talks where people can hear first-hand accounts from three national treasures.

Kicking-off the series on Monday 6th August is Virginia McKenna OBE.  Stage and screen actor, author and wildlife campaigner – Virginia is the co-founder of the charity Born Free.

On Tuesday 28th August author and humanitarian campaigner, Terry Waite CBE will talk about some of the incredible moments of his life so far.  The former assistant for Anglican Communion Affairs, Terry was kidnapped and held captive for nearly five years in Lebanon.

Christopher Timothy, television actor, director and writer
Terry Waite CBE







Concluding the series, television actor, director and writer Christopher Timothy takes centre stage on Monday 10th September.  Christopher is best known for his roles as James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small and Mac McGuire in daytime soap Doctors. Christopher is also currently appearing in Eastenders.

Rachel Richards, of Highwood Mill, said: “Our fascinating speakers will talk about their lives, and there will be an opportunity to ask them questions – all in an intimately sized audience.  Light refreshments will be available, and following the talks there will be the opportunity to tour Highwood Mill and find out more about this stylish development.

“Due to the foreseeable demand for tickets, seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so please RSVP quickly to avoid disappointment.”

All three talks have an arrival time of 10.45am. To secure your place please email [email protected] or call 01403 783400.


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