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Friday

FIRST Fridays, for artists in all disciplines, 5pm March 7 at Brighton Dome (01273) 709709.

LEWES Riverside Club, Roaming round Rome by Peter Hill, 2pm March 7 at St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

SATURDAY

BRAZILIAN Carnival Workshop and Party at Brighton Dome (01273) 709709, 2.30pm March 8. Brazilian Carnival Party 5pm.

ENERGY: There will be an Energy Cafe from 10 am until 1pm at Manor Road Primary School, Junction Road, Burgess Hill. Come along and meet local energy specialists. Exhibits on energy saving initiatives and local businesses offering solar and photo-voltaics. Find out ways to reduce your energy bills. Tea, coffee and cakes available and an energy quiz! All welcome, admission free.

SUNDAY

BEACHY Head Ramblers, Perching on The Dyke, 11 miles with Naomi and Pete 01323 485005. Meet at Devil’s Dyke car park, one mile after Golf Farm, 10am March 9.

LEWES Footpaths Society, Hadlow Down, 5 miles with Sue and Penny 01825 765726. Meet at top North Street car park, Lewes, 9.30am March 9.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Gateway to the Downs, 8 miles with Alison G 01273 833794. Meet at Hassocks Station, West Side, 10.30am March 9.

SINGER: The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Sussex presents The Phantom Comes to The Birch. 2.45pm at The Birch Hotel, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath. Stephen John Davis, baritone, who has played the lead in Phantom of the Opera in the West End, as well as many other roles such as Emile de Becque in South Pacific at the Lincoln Center, New York, will sing and speak about his life on the stage. He is a noted Gilbert & Sullivan performer, and has played several parts for New D’Oyly Carte in London, as well as at the International Festival in Buxton. Further information from 01444 456227 or visit www.gilbertandsullivantoday.org.uk.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Birling Gap, 9 miles hilly/Downland. Meet in the main NT car park at Birling Gap, 10am March 9.

MONDAY

SUSSEX Family History Society meeting, Murder in Burwash? by Allison Caffyn, 7.30pm March 10 at the Luxford Day Centre, Uckfield.

HISTORY: Doors open 7pm (for 7.30pm), King’s Church building, Brooks Road. Lewes History Group talk on ‘The Newtons of Southover Grange’ by Malcolm Kitch. All welcome. £3 non-members, £2 members. Free refreshments. www.leweshistory.org.uk.

The Group: A club for single men and women aged 45+, meets in Haywards Heath on the second Monday evening of every month. Also at Lewes, Brighton, Horsham and Worthing. Walking, eating out, sport, arts and music, theatre, travel. Not a dating agency, but an opportunity to make new friends doing the things you enjoy. www.thegroup.org.uk.

TUESDAY

MID Sussex Ramblers, Pyecombe and Devils Dyke Circular, 7 to 8 miles with Pam B 01444 248717. Meet at Pycombe old A23 northern end, 10.30am March 11.

SEAFORD Lecture and Literary Club, Lesnes Abbey by Roger McKenna, 7.30pm March 11 at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford.

WEDNESDAY

BEACHY Head Ramblers, From GMT to SOVW, 11.5 miles with Andrew 01323 761179. Meet at Barcombe Mills Road, car park close to River Wiers on C677m Barcombe Mills Road, 10am March 12.

FRENCH: The Mid-Sussex Franco-British Society. The March 2014 meeting of the Mid-Sussex Franco-British Society, 8-10pm in the Function Suite, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath. Illustrated talk in French: Journaliste et présentatrice au service mondial de la BBC ‘Africa Turns Green’. All members and visitors are most welcome. For further information, please contact the Secretary, Mrs. Barbara Stevens, on 01444 452385. The annual Society membership fee is £25, payable in September. Visitor’s fee is £4 per evening, payable at meetings.

HASSOCKS Horticultural Society: Illustrated talk by Sue Broadbridge entitled ‘70 Years of the English Garden – A Personal Recollection’. 7.45pm for 8pm. Call Sylvia Hancock on 01273 844544.

LINDFIELD Horticultural Society: A talk by Everett Leeds on Clematis. In the King Edward Hall, Lindfield, at 8pm. Entry £1 members, £2 non-members. All welcome. www.lindfieldhorts.org.uk.

SEAFORD District Stamp Club, AGM and Club Competitions, 7.15pm for 7.30pm March 12 at Cross Way Church Hall, Steyne Road, March 12. All stamp collectors welcome. Contact 01323 890699 www.seafordstampclub.co.uk

SUSSEX Family History Society meeting, Sussex Windmills and Millers Tales by Cliff Mewett at the Ventnor Hall, Blatchington Road, Hove, 7.30pm March 12.

THURSDAY

POLEGATE Ramblers, The Harbour, 4.5 miles with Pat C 471359. Or, Coastal and Forest Trails, 11 miles (picnic) with Colin 07561 361705. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30m March 13.

EXHIBITIONS

BRIGHTON

The Warehouse Gallery, 128 Gloucester Road: The Naked and The Nude, Wed-Sun 10.30am-5.30pm Feb 15-March 8.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Stand Tall Get Snapped, Feb 24-March 8.

EASTBOURNE

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.

LEWES

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Shared Encounters, Dawn and David Stacey, 10.30am-5pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm Sun, March 1-13. CINEMA

BRIGHTON

Duke Of York’s (0871 902 5728): 12 Years A Slave (15) Fri 12.30; Wed 6.15; Silver Screen: Tue 1.45.

Gravity – 3D (12A) Fri 6.15; Sat 1.30; Tue 6.45; Silver Screen: Thu 1.15. The Grand Budapest Hotel (15) Fri 3.30, 8.45; Sat 3.45, 8.45; Sun 11.00, 8.30; Mon 1.00, 3.45; Tue 9.00; Wed 4.00, 9.00; Silver Screen: Tue 4.30; Big Scream: Wed 11.00. Dallas Buyers Club (15) Sat 6.00; Sun 5.45; Wed 1.15; Thu 6.00. Kids’ Club: Frozen (PG) Sat 11.00. Toddler Time: The Mr Men Show (U) Mon 11.00. NT Encore: War Horse (12A) Sun 2.00. Nymphomaniac Volume I (18) Mon 6.15. Nymphomaniac Volume II (18) Mon 8.45. Silver Screen: American Hustle (15) Tue 11.00. Silver Screen: La Belle Et La Bete (Re: 2014) (tbc) Thu 11.00.

BURGESS HILL

Orion (01444 243300): Mr Peabody & Sherman – 3D (U) Fri & Mon-Wed 5.30; Sat & Sun 12.15, 2.30. Mr Peabody & Sherman (U) Thu 5.30. The Book Thief (12A) Fri & Mon-Wed 5.15, 7.45; Sat & Sun 4.45, 7.45; Thu 7.45. NT Theatre: War Horse (tbc) 7.00. The Monuments Men (12A) 8.00 (not Thu). The Lego Movie – 3D (U) Sat & Sun 3.00, 5.30. Tinkerbell And The Pirate Fairy (U) Sat & Sun 12.45.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth (01293 553636): Frozen (PG) Sun 2.00. Turbo (U) Sun 5.00.

EASTBOURNE

Curzon (01323 731441): Non-Stop (12A) 2.15, 5.15, 8.10. The Monuments Men (12A) 2.05 (not Sat & Sun); 5.20, 8.00. The Invisible Woman (12A) Fri, Mon, Tue & Thu 2.20. 12 Years A Slave (15) 4.45, 8.00 (not Wed). The Lego Movie (U) Sat & Sun 1.30, 3.25. Mr Peabody & Sherman (U) Sat & Sun 2.20. Eastbourne Film Society: Wadjda (PG) Wed 2.20, 5.00, 8.15.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Written on The Wind (1956), 2.30pm March 9.

HAILSHAM

Pavilion (01323 841414): The Railway Man (15) Fri 2.15, 7.45; Sat & Mon 7.45; Wed 2.15. Gravity (12A) Sat 2.15; Sun 2.15, 7.45. Inside Llewyn Davis (15) Wed 7.45; Thu 2.15, 7.45.

HAYWARDS HEATH

Clair Hall (01444 455440): The Butler (12A) Thu 5.00. Saving Mr Banks (PG) Thu 8.00.

HORSHAM

The Capitol (01403 750220): The Grand Budapest Hotel (15) Fri, Sat & Wed 2.15, 5.15, 8.15; Sun 5.25, 8.15; Mon, Tue & Thu 5.15, 8.15. The Book Thief (12A) Fri, Sat & Wed 1.45, 4.45, 7.45; Sun 1.30, 4.45, 7.45; Mon, Tue & Thu 4.45, 7.45; Box Office Babies: Tue 10.30. Family Film Fun: One Direction: This Is Us – 3D (PG) Sat 11.00. One Direction: This Is Us (PG) Sat 10.30.

LEWES

All Saints Centre, Friars Walk: Lewes Film Club (01273) 475885: A simple Life (PG) 8pm March 7; Lore (15) 8pm March 11.

NEWHAVEN

Hillcrest Centre (01273 512376): (No films this week.)

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG) 5pm/8pm March 9; Fanny (PG) 11am/2pm/8pm March 11; Inside Llewyn Davis (18) 8pm March 12.

UCKFIELD

The Picture House (01825 764909): The Grand Budapest Hotel (15) Fri & Mon-Thu 2.00, 6.15, 8.20; Sat & Sun 4.10, 6.15, 8.20. Escape From Planet Earth (U) Fri, Mon, Wed & Thu 4.10, 6.00; Sat & Sun 11.30 (Sat only); 1.45, 3.40, 6.00; Tue 4.10. The Book Thief (12A) Fri & Mon-Thu 2.30, 5.50; Sat & Sun 3.15, 5.50; Bring The Baby Screening: Wed 10.45am. Dallas Buyers Club (15) Fri, Mon, Wed & Thu 1.45, 8.10; Sat 8.10; Tue 1.45. The Lego Movie (U) Sat 11.00, 1.10, 2.00; Sun 1.10, 2.00. The Monuments Men (12A) 8.30. Saturday Morning Movie: Free Birds (U) Sat 10.30am.

WORTHING

Dome (01903 823112): 300: Rise Of An Empire – 3D (15) Fri & Tue 3.30; Sat & Sun 6.20; Mon 3.40; Wed 8.10; Thu 8.25. 300: Rise Of An Empire (15) Fri, Mon & Tue 8.10; Sat 1.10, 8.40; Sun 12.30, 8.40; Wed 3.40; Thu 3.20. Escape From Planet Earth – 3D (U) Sat 4.00; Sun 4.05. Escape From Planet Earth (U) Fri & Tue-Thu 6.00; Sat 1.40; Sun 11.30; Mon 3.35, 6.00. Need For Speed – 3D (12A) Thu 5.40. Need For Speed (12A) Wed 5.30. Non-Stop (12A) Fri & Tue 8.20; Sat 3.30, 8.35; Sun 3.00, 8.15; Mon 8.00; Wed 1.00, 8.15; Thu 8.05. The Book Thief (12A) Fri, Tue & Thu 3.15; Sat 5.50; Sun 5.30; Mon 12.45; Wed 1.00. The Lego Movie (U) Fri & Tue 6.10; Sun 1.45; Mon 12.30, 5.45; Wed 3.20. Saturday Morning Movie: The Lego Movie (U) Sat 11.00. Autistic Friendly Screening Only: The Lego Movie (U) Sat 11.15.

Connaught (01903 206206): The Book Thief (12A) Fri 1.00, 6.00; Sat 5.50; Sun 5.35, 8.20; Mon 11.20, 2.05, 4.50; Tue 5.35, 8.20; Wed 10.15, 3.45; Thu 12.25, 5.55. The Grand Budapest Hotel (15) Fri 10.45, 3.45, 8.45; Sat 3.30, 8.45; Sun 3.20, 6.30, 8.45; Mon 11.00, 4.30, 6.45, 8.55; Tue 4.05, 6.30, 8.45; Wed 11.45, 2.00, 6.30, 8.45; Thu 12.45, 3.00, 8.45. Tinkerbell And The Pirate Fairy (U) Sat 11.00; Sun 1.25. Frozen (PG) Sat 1.00; Sun 11.00. 12 Years A Slave (15) Tue 2.45; Wed 1.00; Thu 3.10. Monday Matinee: 12 Years A Slave (15) Mon 1.45. Saturday Morning Pictures: The Lego Movie (U) Sat 10.15am.

Pavilion Picturehouse (01903 206206): (No films this week.).

COMEDY

BRIGHTON

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, March 7-9; The Maydays present Guest Who? 8pm March 7; The Maydays present Confessions, 8pm March 8; Charity Chuckle, 8pm March 11; The Noise Next Door’s Comedy Lock-In, 8pm March 13; Universal Genius, 8pm March 13.

EASTBOURNE

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: The Funny Tucker Show, 7.30pm March 9.

LEWES

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Comedy Night, March 6, with Benny Boot, George Egg and Headliner Ian Stone, MC Dave Mountfield.

CONCERTS

ARDINGLY

Ardingly College Chapel, College Road (01444 893271, www.musicatardingly.com, music@ardingly.com): London Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Concert. March11, 7.30pm. A programme of chamber music including works by Haydn and Webern, as well as Brahms’s Piano Quintet. Tickets £16, concessions £13.

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, An English Idyll, 7.30pm March 8.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: London Philharmonic Orchestra, 3pm March 9.

HURSTPIERPOINT

Holy Trinity Church: Rome in the Shadows. Renaissance choral music by Palestrina and his contemporaries. March 16, 4pm. 01273 833746, www.brightonconsort.org.uk.

SHOREHAM

St Mary-de-Haura Church: Rome in the Shadows. Brighton Consort (director Katie Thomas) present renaissance choral music by Palestrina and his contemporaries. March 15, 7.30pm. Tickets in advance 01273 833746 and www.brightonconsort.org.uk or on the door.

GIGS

BEXHILL

De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: John Grant, March 8.

BRIGHTON

Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Rizzle Kicks, 6.30pm March 7.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: The Stranglers – 40th Anniversary Tour, 7pm March 6; HAIM, 7pm March 7; The Irrepressibles, 8pm March 7.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: William Fitzsimmons, 7.30pm March 6; Too Darn Soulful, 11pm March 7; Ultimate Power, 11pm March 7; In The Loop, 11pm March 8; Isolated Atoms, 7.30pm March 9.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Bad Bad Whiskey + New York Dollies, 8.30pm March 6; Hush Hush, 7.30pm March 12; Catalyst Club, 8pm March 13.

BURGESS HILL

Martlets Hall (01444 243003): Burgess Hill District Lions are pleased to announce the return of the ever popular ’70s group Chicory Tip. March 22. Doors open 7.15 for 8pm. Cabaret style reserved seating and a licensed bar. £10. This is a fund raising event in aid of Burgess Hill Marching Youth.

EASTBOURNE

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: R’n’R at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon March 8; The Strawbs, 7.30pm March 8 (tickets 01323 841414 or on the door).

HASSOCKS

Clayton & Keymer Royal British Legion, Woodsland Road (01273 845829, ckrbl@btconnect.com): The Butchers Blues Band, March 8; St Patrick’s Weekend with Reelstrings, March 15, 8.30pm to 11.30pm; Karaoke Disco with Don and Matt, March 22.

LEWES

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Caramel Jack + Salter Cane, march 7; Rosco Levee and The Southern Slide, March 8; Moonlighters, March 9.

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Roy Clinging, 8pm March 8.

SEAFORD

British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Singers and Musicians Night, 7.45pm March 7.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Imelda May, 7.30pm March 6; Mike and the Mechanics, 7.30pm March 10.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Piaf: The Songs, 8pm March 7; Breakfast at Trinity’s, Fred Clark & Seb Pettitt, 10.30am March 8.

STAGE

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Brand New Ancients, 7.30pm March 7/8.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Have a Word, 7.45pm March 11.

Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: The Rod Stewart Musical, tonight’s The Night, 7.45pm March 10-15 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

The Basement (01273) 699733 sickfestival.com: Sick Festival: Before Your Very Eyes, 8pm March 7; Ruff – Split Britches, 8pm March 8; Seeing, Talking and Questioning (conference), 10am-5pm March 10; Confronting Mortality? Death is Certain – Eva Meyer-Keller, 7pm March 11; You’re Not Alone, 7.30pm March 13.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Anton Du Beke – Ballroom to Broadway, 2.30pm March 6; Peter Pan on Ice, 7.30pm March 12-16 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm, Sun 3pm).

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee, 7.45pm March 10-15 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Wilde Without The Boy, 7.30pm March 7; Open Stage Night, 7.30pm March 13.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Circus of Horrors – London After Midnight, 7.30pm March 7; American Superslam Wrestling, 7pm March 8; Hot Flush! The Musical, 7.30pm March 9; Jamie Allan, iMagician, 7.30pm March 12; Big Dance Extravaganza, 7pm March 13.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Hedda Gabler, 7.30pm March 8; The Three Little Pigs and Friends, 2.30pm March 9.