Diary Dates - what’s on around Sussex

DIARY DATES

BRIGHTON

Sallis Benney Theatre, 58-67 Grand Parade: Anna Best, noon-1.30pm Jan 30.

LEWES

Linklater Pavilion, Court Road: Four Seasons at Lewes Railway Land nature Reserve, 10am Jan 31.

POLEGATE

Town Council Offices, 49 High Street: Norman Baker MP Surgery, Jan 28. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

EXHIBITIONS

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre foyer (01293) 553636: Len Bush, Jan 29-Feb 14; Beryl Hovell Paintings on Pure Silk, Jan 29-Feb 10.

CHICHESTER

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant: Brighton A5 Open Art Exhibition, 1.30pm-3.30pm Tues-Fri, until April 6.

EASTBOURNE

Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road: Exhibition of Pupils’ Art Work, until March 18; Birley Centre Exhibition, until March 22.

HAYWARDS HEATH

The Green Tree Gallery, Borde Hill Garden 01444 456560: Annual Art Sale, until Feb 18. The Gallery’s popular Annual Art Sale, with original paintings, pottery, jewellery and more at greatly reduced prices! www.greentreegallery.co.uk

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Frances Bloomfield, until Feb 11.

REGULAR EVENTS

ALFRISTON

The Old Chapel Centre: Zumba. Thurs 10-11am. Louise 07786 425 758.

ARLINGTON

Village Hall: Arlington Art Group, untutored and informal, all ages and abilities, 7-9pm Thursdays. More information from 01323 485153.

BIRLING GAP

Hotel: Birling Gap Safety Boat Association meets on the first Thurs of every month. Call 07884 101 505 or come down and speak to the crew.

BRIGHTON

Coachwerks, 19 Hollingdean Terrace: Community Caff, 10am-1pm Saturdays; Capoeira, 7.30pm Mondays; Stray Signals, 7pm first Tuesday of the month; Contemporary Dance, 6.30pm Wednesdays.

Fiddler’s Elbow, 11 Boyces Street: QUIZness Time, 8pm Tuesdays.

Hanover Community Centre: Drum Unity – Pre-school drum group, 1.30pm under 3s, 2.10pm 3-5yrs, Tuesdays. Tel: 07845 244692 email infor@drumunity.co.uk

Heist, 57 West Street (01273) 822555: Big Trouble in Little Brighton, every Thursday 8pm-1am.

Leconfield, 116/117 Edward Street: Tuesday Teaser (Quiz), Tuesdays 9pm; MiTunes, 8pm Saturdays; Boozy Bingo, 6pm Sundays.

Mash Tun, 1 Church Street: Tin Cup Collective, five piece soul/funk band, 9pm Wednesdays; They Mostly Come at Night, Indy, rock, electro, hip hop, 9pm Thursdays.

Open House, 146 Springfield Road: Jazz Workshop, 8pm Tuesdays.

Sidewinder, 66 Upper St James Street: Open Mic Night, Tuesdays; The Sidewinder Garden Quiz, 8pm Wednesdays.

The Cornerstone, 2-6 Elm Grove: It’s Almost a Quiz, Wednesdays 7.30pm-10pm.

The Old Cells Police Museum, Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew’s Square: Escorted tours Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10.30am. To book tel: 01273 291052. Tours free, but donations greatly appreciated.

BURGESS HILL

St Paul’s Catholic College, Jane Murray Way: The Sussex Harmonisers, male Barbershop chorus, rehearse every Tuesday 7.30–10.15pm. If you like to sing, you’ll find it fun to sing with us and you don’t have to be able to read music. New voices (Baritones and Tenors especially) are always welcome so just come along and see what goes on; ring Brian Beglin on 01273 553102 for more details; or take a look at our website, www.sussexharmonisers.org.uk

CHIDDINGLY

Village Hall: Village Hall Market, first Saturday of every month 10am-noon. Fresh produce, usual craft stalls. More info 01435 863795.

COOKSBRIDGE

Beechwood Hall, Beechwood Lane: Every Tuesday 10am-noon, Bumps and Babies Drop-in group. Meet other parents, soft flooring and toys for babies. More info lewesparentssupport@nct.org.uk 08442436187.

CROWBOROUGH

Kip McGrath Tuition Centre: Revision classes in Maths, English and Science. For details call 01892 611599.

DENTON

St. Leonard’s Church Hall, Heighton Road: Over 60’s can stay healthy or work their way back to good health with movement to music at an Extend class. Wednesdays 2.15-3.15pm. Further details from Jenny on 01273 515373.

EASTBOURNE

United Reformed Church hall, Upperton Road: Concentus Chorale. Rehearsals Mondays, 7.30-9.45pm. For details ring 01323 643358 email supergran009@aol.com

HAILSHAM

Art Classes in Hailsham, ring Eileen on 01424 532866 for details.

Summerheath Hall, Summerheath Road: Old Time Dancing, Wednesdays 7.30pm-10pm, £2 per evening incl refreshments. Details from Edna 01323 847506 or Dave 500180.

HOVE

Salvation Army Hall, Conway Street: Brighton Welsh Male Voice Choir meet, 7.30pm-9.30pm Mondays. Details on 01273 323733 or www.brightonwelshmalevoicechoir.co.uk

LAUGHTON

Village Hall: Village Hall Market, second Saturday of every month 10am-noon. Fresh produce, usual craft stalls. More info 01323 811286.

LEWES

All Saints Centre (small hall): Drum Unity – Community drum circle, kids and parents 7pm-7.30pm, adults only 7.45pm-8.30pm Mondays; Pre-school drum group, 9.30am under 3s, 10.10am 3-5yrs, Mondays. Tel: 07845 244692 email infor@drumunity.co.uk

All Saints Arts Centre, Friars Walk: Oyster project Drop In and Community Cafe, every Wednesday 11.30am-2.30pm. Home cooked hot lunch with veggie option, snacks.

Children’s Centre, YMCA: Every Friday 10am-noon Bumps and Babies Drop-in group. Meet other parents, soft flooring and toys for babies. More info lewesparentssupport@nct.org.uk 08442436187.

Crown Court bus stop: In and Out of Twittens, tours around Lewes High Street finding bits not in the guide books, 11am/2.30pm Wednesdays, June-Sept, £3.50. Details (01323) 890179.

Dairy Studio: Young artists (11+) and little artists (8+) paint in a professional art studio, alternate Sundays in term time, call Susie 858438/www.dairystudio-art courses.

Elephant and Castle (upstairs): Concertinas Anonymous, informal sessions for concertina players, 8pm second Tues evening of the month. Admission free.

Hesketh Potteries: Painting on Pots, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Adults and children welcome. Call Chris 01273 487150 or just pop in.

House of Friendship, 208 High Street: Cruse Bereavement Care Lewes Drop-in, 10-11am newcomers, 11am-noon main group, Fridays.

Lewes FC: Five week Health and Lifestyle Information Course, Tuesdays 10.30am-12.30pm. £2 per session.

Lewesiana, High Street: Introduction to DSLR photography classes, 6.30-9pm Mondays from Sept 5. Jerry 07711 519948.

South Malling Parish Church: Sussex Harmony, a small group of singers and instrumentalists perform the music of old rural England and America. Practices Thursdays 8-10pm. Try it out with a friendly, enthusiastic group. Ring Paula Arthur 01435 830934 and get lots more details from www.sussexharmony.org.uk

The Body Workshop: Zumba Weight Loss Sessions, 11.30am-1pm Tuesdays. For details and to reserve your place call Julie 07733 099735.

The Pelham Arms (01273) 476149: DJ Task Saturday Safari, every week from 8pm.

The Tetley Hut, Ham Lane: Lewes Sea Cadets, 6.45-9.15pm Tuesdays, for boys and girls aged 12-18. Sailing, canoeing, barbecues, national vocational qualifications and much more. Contact Heather Wells 01273 487234 or email tsdefiance.lewes@btinternet.com

YMCA, Westgate Street: Egyptian Dance general level 13 week course, beginners welcome, 7pm-8.30pm from Sept 8. To book ring 07710362229, (01273) 206944.

NEWHAVEN

Hillcrest Centre, Hillcrest Road: Newhaven Community Choir – new choir for Newhaven. £5 a session, first session is free, 7-9pm. No need to read music of have previous singing experience, just come along. For details/ bookings ring Stella Clifford 01273 611861.

Shakespeare Hall, Fort Road: Aerobics Tues 6.30-7.30pm; Ballroom Blitz Wed 11am-noon; Zumba Wed 7.30-8.30pm. Louise 07786 425 758.

PEACEHAVEN

Church Hall, Bramber Avenue: Two Left Feet, line dance class for absolute beginners, Wednesdays, 9.45-10.45am. No partner needed, suitable for all ages. Phone Joy on 01273 587714 for details.

Kempton House, Cavell Avenue: Over 60’s can stay healthy or work their way back to good health with movement to music at an Extend class. Wednesdays, 10-11am. Further details from Jenny on 01273 515373.

PEVENSEY

Castle Car Park: The Pevensey Ghost Walk with Robert Stevens Bassett, every Saturday, 7.30pm.

The Bay Hotel, 2 Eastbourne Road (01323) 768645: The Big Jazz, new weekly Jazz Night, every Tuesday 8-10.45pm. Free entry.

PORTSLADE

6th Form Centre, Mile Oak Road: Open Rehearsal, potential new singers warmly invited, 7pm-9pm Mondays, until May 28. Call 01273 419665 for details www.sussexvoiceworks.co.uk

Blank Studios and Gallery, 108 North Street: Into the Wild Centre of Creativity, 5.45-7.45pm Tuesdays. Contact 07757 747 027 or evaweaver@talk21.com

RINGMER

Football Club, Anchor Field: Ringmer Barn Dance Group: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8pm (no meeting in September). £3. More information from 01273 814254/812760.

St Mary’s Room, Ringmer Village Hall: Lewes District Art Club meets 2-4pm every Tuesday for a varied programme of demonstrations and workshops. New members welcome. Phone 01273 812316.

SEAFORD

Cradle Hill School, Lexden Road (01323) 492791: Seaford Choral Society rehearsals. There is no audition. Mondays in November.

Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road: Seaford Kurlers, every Tues 2-4pm, £2.50 per session. New age kurling is a fun game for everyone and all levels of abilities, played indoors on a Badminton court. Details from June Wood 01323 895376.

St Peter’s Church Hall, Blatchington: Yoga classes for the less able organised by the Seaford Group of the Eastbourne and South Wealden Multiple Sclerosis Society, 11am-noon Thursdays. £4 per lesson.

The Archway, Blatchington Road: Zumba Tues 10-11am & Fri 6.30-7.30pm. Louise 07786 425 758.

ST LEONARDS-ON-SEA

The Crown House, 57 Marina: Jazz Night with Duncan J Reeks and band Bop2Bossa, 8.30pm Tues. Admission free. More information at www.bop2bossa.com

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Trinity Youth Theatre Company, Mondays until Nov 28.

UCKFIELD

Foresters’ Hall, Harcourt Road: Uckfield Community Orchestra is an orchestra for ages 8 to 88, we are a friendly and enthusiastic group and would love to meet new members of any ability. We meet weekly during term-time on Wednesday 6.15-8pm. If you play an orchestral instrument, especially strings, do come along, or call Sundari on 01342 823099. You can also view our web-site: www.uckfield-community-orchestra.co.uk

Luxford Centre: Uckfield Art Group, Tuesdays 7pm-9pm. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere www.uckfieldartgroup.co.uk or ring 01825 765021.

WESTMESTON

Village Hall: Embroidery workshop, Tues 1-3pm. Contact Wendy Connor for information 01273 479351.

TALKS

LEWES

Pelham House Hotel (01273) 378512: Illustrated talk by Edmund de Waal, 8pm Jan 30.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Age of the Crusades by Graham Mayhew, 2pm Jan 27; A Policeman’s Lot by Neil Sadler, 2pm Jan 30.

SEAFORD

St Leonard’s Church Hall: Seaford Lecture and Literary Club – Art Nouveau Architecture by Ian Gledhill, 7.30pm Jan 31.

WALKS

BARCOMBE

Barcombe Mills car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Sussex Ouse Barcombe Walk, 5.5 miles with Steve 07709 961039, 10am Jan 28.

BODIAM

NT car park at Bodiam Castle: Step Back In Time, 5.75 miles with Nick Brown, 10.30am Jan 28. Booking recommended 07918 907265.

LEWES

North Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Balsdean Walk 4, Favourite Walks in and around Lewes with Janet 475867, 9.30am Jan 29.

NUTLEY

Millbrook car park on A22: Beachy Head Ramblers – Two Forests and A Secret Garden, 11 miles with Sue D 01825 890369, 10am Jan 29.

PLUMPTON

Plumpton Green by church: Beachy Head Ramblers – Stiles for Miles, 7 miles with Geoff P 01273 478161, 10am Feb 2.

Plumpton Station or Playing Field car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Plumpton Station Circular, 5 miles with Bernard and Barbara 01273 844840, 10.30am Jan 29.

POLEGATE

St John’s Church Hall: Polegate Strollers – Towner Gallery tour, 10am for 10.09am bus 98 Polegate station, Jan 31.

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Dally Around Polegate with Margot 07984 169560, 9.30am Feb 2; A Walk Through Peter’s Paradise, 8.5 miles with Heather 506137 or Eileen 482837, 9.30am Feb 2.