What’s on around East Sussex


ALE and Arty at De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (01424) 229111, March 21/22.

HASSOCKS: Star Cinema, Adastra Hall, Hassocks. Philomena (cert 12A). Starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench. Doors open 7 pm. Film starts 7.30pm. Refreshments and raffle. Contact Sherrian Guest Tel (01273) 842081.

HAYWARDS HEATH: Tea dance. At United Services Club, Sussex Road, Haywards Heath. 2pm till 4pm You don’t have to bring a partner. This is being run by Haywards Heath U3A but is open to non members. £3 entry includes refreshments with home made cakes. Enquires Helen 01444 450463.

LEWES Riverside Club, Lawrence of Arabia by Mark Perry-Nash, 2pm March 21 at St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

TWITTENS: ‘The twittens of Lewes and their story’, 7.30pm. An illustrated talk by Kim Clarke. Anne of Cleves House, 52 Southover High Street, Lewes. £5 a ticket in advance from Anne of Cleves House or on the door (space very limited!) Contact Jane Vokins 01273 472527. The Friends of Anne of Cleves House. There will be a licensed bar serving wine and Harveys beer. With many thanks and best wishes from Jane Vokins.


BRIGHTON and Hove Archaeological Society Local History Forum Lecture: English Fossil Landscapes – how place names freeze the past by Stephen Durnford, 2.30pm March 22 at the Ventnor Hall, Central United Reformed Church, Blatchington Road, Hove.

BURGESS HILL: Box office oppening for Peggy For You this Saturday at Burgess Hill Theatre Club, Church Walk, Burgess Hill, with coffee morning 10am to 1pm.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Alfriston Amble, 10 miles with Judi 07890 409355. Meet at the park in North road Alfriston 10am March 23.

BRIGHTON Records and CD Fair at the Brighton Centre, from 9.30am March 23.

LEWES Footpaths Group, Ringmer – Barcombe Circular, 6.5 miles with Jeannette 812423. Meet at top North Street car park, Lewes 9.30am March 23.

MYMINIDISCO for 0-8yrs at Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton 0845 293 8480, 2pm March 23.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Patching, 11.5 miles Downland and woodland. Meet outside the Worlds end Pub in Arundel Road, Patching, 10am March 23.


LINDFIELD: The Annual General Meeting of the King Edward Hall will be held in the Library on Monday, March 24, at 8pm. All residents of Lindfield Urban and Rural Parishes are warmly invited to attend. The management committee would welcome new members to help with the running of the hall. If you are interested in joining the committee, or would like any further information, please contact the Hall Secretary, Mr Rupert Ayton, on 01444 483716.


EASTBOURNE Local History Society talk, The History of Hampden Park by Simon Hurt, 7pm March 25 at St Saviours and St Peters Church Hall, South Street, Eastbourne.

PRIVATE Collections Summer Fashion Show, 7.30pm march 25 at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead (01342) 302000.

SEAFORD Lecture and Literary Club, AGM, 7.30pm March 25 at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Long, Short and Tall Circular, 9.5 miles with Colin 01323 647665. Meet at High and Over car park, 10.30am March 26.

BURGESS HILL: Social ballroom and latin American dance classes with the Livewrires. Wednesday Nights, Oakmeeds Community College, Station Road, Burgess Hill. Relaxed and fun dance classes running from 7.30pm to 9pm (three classes – beginners, improvers and intermediates, plus a joint practice session). Call 01273 562996, email sarah@livewireschoolofdance.co.uk or visit www.livewireschoolofdance.co.uk.

SUSSEX Military History Society, Roman Militaria by Lynn Cornwell, 7.30pm for 8pm March 19 at the Function Room of the Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes.

WIVELSFIELD: The Sussex Bonsai Group (one of the biggest in the country) hold monthly ‘meetings’ at the Wivelsfield Village Hall. They meet normally the fourth Wednesday of every month. The group has a full programme of looking after trees –demonstrations. Bring and buy. The group also has a full agenda for attending and displaying at lots of venues including the Plumpton Agricultural College Show, plus Garden Centres. The group has about 50 members and is looking to recruit more. Committee Members will give advice on trees – types, styling, re-potting, wiring and general care. All welcome, including absolute beginners to the meetings, from 8pm to 10pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits. The latest member is Dr. Mandy Claiden from The Brow Medical Centre, Burgess Hill. Info: Ray Brunsden 07712-878556.


HASSOCKS: Debonair dancing. Ballroom and Latin every Thursday evening. Adastra Hall, Hassocks. Beginners 6.50pm to 7.50pm singles and couples welcome; 8pm to 10.15pm practice and social dancing in a friendly atmosphere. Call 01444 450584; email david.debonair@btinternet.com .

POLEGATE Ramblers, Stepping up to The Downs, 5 miles with Roger L 723268; Or, Seven Deans and The Sea, 9.25 miles with Angela 504280. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am March 27.



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Brighton and Hove Camera Club, March 24-April 3.


Otter Gallery, University of Chichester (01243 816098): From Fields to Factories: Women’s Work on the Home Front in the First World War. An exhibition exploring the role of women in the Women’s Land Army and Munitions with paintings by Randolph Schwabe, Hilda Carline and Richard Carline. Feb 14 – May 10, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. www.chi.ac.uk/ottergallery


The Hawth Theatre Foyer (01293) 553636: David and Will Johns, March 16-April 4.


The Towner Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road: John Skoog, Jan 18-March 30; Near Dark, Feb 8-May 14.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Valerie Maclean, Fri 10am-12.30pm, Sat 10am-4pm Feb 7-March 29.


The Green Tree Gallery, Borde Hill Garden: Sussex beloved Sussex, until April 26. A celebration of every inch of this beautiful county of ours, by some of its resident artists. Open: Tues-Sat - 10.30am - 5 pm, Sun 12am - 4pm, www.greentreegallery.co.uk. Call 01444 456560.


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: A Glimpse of Life, Neville Symonds, Tues-Sat 10.30am-4pm, Sun noon-4pm, March 15-27.