What’s on - April 25 2014

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COMEDY

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Sarah Millican – Home Bird, April 25-27; Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, 7.30pm April 28.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, April 18-20; Comic Boom, 8pm April 24; Krater Comedy Club April 25-27; Funny Women: Brighton Nights, 8pm April 26.

The Laughing Horse at The Quadrant, 12 North Street 020 3287 5533: The Big Saturday Night Comedy Show Keith Platt, Sean McLauchlin, Sami Stone, Adam Race and compere Lenny Peters, 8.30pm April 26.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Comedy Cafe, 8pm April 25.

CONCERTS

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Nazrin Rashidova and Stanislav Hvartchilkov, 7.30pm May 1.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: London Philharmonic Orchestra, 3pm April 27.

HORSHAM

The Capitol (01403 750220): International Harp Ensemble, April 27, 7pm, Bless ‘Em All, April 30, 2.30pm; Chris Barber, May 1, 7.30pm.

RUSPER

S t Mary Magdalene’s Church: The Hermitage Ensemble from St Petersburg, Russia. April 28, 7.30pm. This flawless choir Will perform a variety of Russian orthodox and traditional folk songs a Capella. Tickets £12.50 each 01293 871509. They last performed in Rusper three years ago and are back by popular demand.

EXHIBITIONS

EASTBOURNE

The Towner Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road: Near Dark, Feb 8-May 14; United Visual Artists (UVA), April 18-June 14.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Maritime Themed Art Exhibition, Fri 10am-12.30pm, Sat 10am-4pm April 4-26.

HAILSHAM

Gallery North, High Street: Abstracts by Robert Sparkes, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm until April 26; Focus on Four, from May 3 to 17. A first time collaboration of four photographic artists, capturing some of the most glorious scenery in the South East.

HAYWARDS HEATH

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.

HORAM

The Horam Centre, High Street: Art exhibition and sale. Three local artists return to Horham for their third exhibition. Penelope Coomber, Norman Starley and Anday Thurgood. Offering more new original art work at affordable prices. A three-day event. May 9, 10 and 11. Free parking close by. Launch night Friday, May 9, 6pm to 9pm. Saturday, May 10, 10am to 4pm. Sunday, May 11, 9am to 4pm.

LEWES

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Artflow, 10.30am-4.30pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm Sun, April 19-May 4.

GIGS

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Ashington Community Centre: Larry Miller and Ron Sayer with support from David Simmons, May 3. Tickets £20 include a fish supper (or similar). Tickets without supper cost £15. Call Graeme Tame on 07889775173. Visit www.tamepromotions.co.uk.

Warminghurst Church near Ashington: Concert guitarist, Richard Durrant, lunchtime concert at as part of his Bike Tour, May 5, 12.30pm. Tickets £14 (£5 for under 16). Call 01903 891312 or email contact.fowc@gmail.com or Facebook – Warminghurst Church.

BRIGHTON

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Mod For It, 11pm April 26; Lightknife, 8pm April 27; Krystle Warren, 7.30pm April 28; Georgia Ruth, 7.30pm April 30; Sons of Kemet, 8.30pm April 30.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Oscar Arnell, 7pm April 25; Brighton Twisted Market, noon April 27; This is Elvis, 8pm April 30; Rotifer, 8.30pm May 1.

BROADBRIDGE HEATH

Village Centre: Country and western night in aid of the British Heart Foundation. Top three-piece band Bear Faced Country will play for dancing and special guest performer Tania Rodd will entertain. 7.15pm until 10.15pm, April 27. Tickets on door £7 each.

Call 01903 751267.

CHICHESTER

Chichester Inn (01243 783185): Guest vocalist Jo Harman with the Friends collective featuring ex Joe Cocker guitarist Neil Hubbard and Winston Blissett, May 31.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Steve Simpson, 7.45pm April 26.

EASTBOURNE

The Royal Hippodrome (01323) 412000: Shawaddywaddy, 7.30pm April 25.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Evergreen Singers at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon April 26.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: The Neil Diamond Story, 7.30pm April 25; Dominic Kirwan The 25th anniversary Tour, 8pm May 1.

HAILSHAM

Hailsham Pavilion (01323) 841414: Albert Lee and Hogan’s Heroes, 7.30pm April 27; Fairport Convention, 7pm for 7.30pm May 1.

HAYWARDS HEATH

The Jolly Tanners, Handcross Road (01444 400335): The fabulous Red Butler play from 9pm, April 26; Steve Winchester brilliant musician with his fab repertoire from 9pm, May 2; The Return of the fantastic Chicago Theives, from 9pm, May 3. There is a full on Beer and Cider Festival all over the May Bank Holiday Weekend.

LEWES

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Kondoms, 8pm April 25.

LOXWOOD

North Hall: Buddy Whittington’s only date in Sussex this year. Darby Todd on drums and Peter Stroud on bass , April 26, 7.30pm. Tickets are limited and cost £12.50 from Graeme Tame on 07889775173.

SEAFORD

British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Tinderbox, 7.45pm April 25.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Joe Brown, 7.30pm April 29.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Local and Live Sessions, 8pm April 26.

STAGE

BEXHILL

De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Science Museum Live presents The Energy Show, May 4/5.

BRIGHTON

Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: The Mummy, 7.45pm April 22-26 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm); Dreamboats and Petticoats, 7.45pm April 28-May 3 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm); ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, 7.30pm May 8-10 (Sat mat 2.30pm).

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, 7.45pm April 24; The Mousetrap, 7.30pm April 28-May 3 (Wed/Sat 2.30pm); England Away, 7.45pm April 28/29.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: The Rattonians present Grease, 7.30pm April 23-26 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad, 7.45pm April 22-26 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm); She Stoops to Conquer, 7.45pm April 29-May 3 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).

The Royal Hippodrome (01323) 412000: Tony Flood, My Life With The Stars, 3pm April 27.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Lend Me a tenor by The Dicker Players, April 23-26. Tickets from Dicker Players or on door.

HORSHAM

The Capitol (01403 750220): National Theatre Connections, April 22 to 26; Morecambe, May 2 and 3.

PLUMPTON

Village Hall: Plumpton Players, Habeus Corpus, 8pm April 30-May 2. Tickets from the Village Stores or 01273 890883.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: TWODS presents Oliver! 7.30pm April 22-26 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm); La Beheme, 7.30pm May 1.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: The Lighthouse Keepers Cat (3yrs plus), 2.30pm April 20; Formby, 8pm April 24; The Accrington Pals, 7.30pm April 29-May 3 (Sat mat 2.30pm).

FRIDAY

BURGESS HILL: An illustrated talk by John A Cooper from The Booth Museum, Brighton, on ‘Sussex Dinosaurs’. Scout Hall, Station Road, opposite The Potters Pub, Burgess Hill. Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network. 7.45pm to 9.30pm. Doors open at 7.15pm. All welcome but attendance at the talk will be charged at £3 for non-members. Members are asked for a donation for the talk. Call Mary Smith (secretary) on 01444 242667.

CUCKFIELD Crafts and Market. Queens Hall, 9.30am to 1pm. Lots of lovely new stallholders mixed with all your old favourite’s including our ever popular Rapkyns nursery plant stall and Marys preserves and cakes new this year vintage clothing and home accessories and lots of children’s goodies. Fabulous tea room with scrumptious cakes and savouries open all morning. Admission is free. Contact Beverley for information on 01444 440274 or allthingsnicecft@aol.com.

LEWES Riverside Club, History of Chapel Hill by Meg Griffiths, 2pm April 25 at St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

RETRO Market at the Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Seaford, 11am-6pm April 25/26. Second hadn vintage clothes, collectables plus hand-crafted items.

SATURDAY

CHURCHES Together in Lewes Area Breakfast at the White Hart Hotel, 8.15am for 8.30am April 26. Guest speaker Kindertransport survivor Susi Bechhofer. Booking essential 474399 or mensbreakfast@southover.org.uk.

COFFEE Morning organised by Lewes Support Group for St Peter and St James Hospice at Cliffe Church Hall, Lewes 10am-noon April 26.

LEWES Footpaths Group, Glynde to Southease, morning walk, 3.5 miles with Hilda and Graham 472678, meet at Lewes Railway Station, 7.09am train to Glynde, April 26.

SEAFORD Food Swap at the Old Boot Inn, 16 South Street, Seaford from

10am April 26.

SUSSEX Archaeological Society Conference: The Home Front – Sussex in the First World War, 9.30am-5.30pm April 26 at Lewes Town Hall. Details on 405737 or email members@sussexpast.co.uk

THEATRICAL Costume Sale at St Mary’s Social Centre, Christie Road, Lewes 9am-2pm April 26.

BURGESS HILL: Ballroom Social Dance. Easter Theme. Optional Green and Yellow dress code. The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill, RH15 9NN. Ballroom, Latin, Jive and Sequence Dancing. Spot prizes. Charity Raffle. 8pm. Doors open 7.45pm. New dancers always welcome. Sprung floor, soft lighting, Bar. Free parking Waitrose/Multi Storey after 6pm. Details 07767 411115, 01444 248926, email strictlydancemagic@talktalk.net, www.strictlydancemagic.co.uk.

HAYWARDS HEATH: Concert by Vivace! singing a range of songs from Joni Mitchel to Mozart and the Puppini Sisters. Something for everyone. St Wilfrid’s Church, Church Road, Haywards Heath at 7.30pm. Tickets £8 in advance or £10 on the door. Available from The Yews 55 Boltro Road; Carousel Music, Commercial Square; or on-line at www.haywardsheathlive.org.uk.

HUSTPIERPOINT & Sayers Common Twinning Association. 1960s Fab and Groovy Night at the Village Centre. The past comes alive, so dress up and come along to dance the night away to all your favourite tunes from the ’60s era. Brighton DJ Tommy ‘The Legend’ will be spinning the discs, with spot prizes throughout the evening and a prize for the best dressed couple. Tickets are just £12 to include a snack supper obtainable from the Mint House in the High Street. There will be a cash bar and raffle. Plenty of free parking opposite. Doors open 7.30pm. Music from 8 pm to 11pm. Come with friends and family for a fun evening to remember. Hosted by the Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Twinning Association. For more details contact Stephanie Traynor on 01273 831181 or Mike Shute on 01273 833195.

WARNINGLID: Plant sale and home-made cake and produce stall. 10am to noon. Follow signs from Warninglid village crossroads or A272 junction with Spronketts Lane to: 2, Portwood Cottages, Warninglid, RH17 5S. (1 mile south of Warninglid village crossroads). The event will take place under cover, so people can come regardless of the weather. A huge variety of perennial plants, herbs and annuals with key information on colour, habit, siting etc. All at reasonable prices. Profits will be donated to Mid Sussex Riding for the Disabled.

SUNDAY

BEACHY Head Ramblers, Glynde Circular – Lewes and Southease, 13 miles with Richrd W. Meet at Glynde Village car park, 10am April 27; Or, Arlington Reservoir and Selmeston, 4.5 miles with Margaret D 07807 528298. Meet at Berwick Station car park, 2pm April 27.

LEWES Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076 Philippines Fund Raiser, live music, BBQ, auction, tombola and more, 3pm-10pm April 27.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Hassocks Circular to the Downs, 5 miles with Frances 01273 842628. Meet at Hassocks Long Stay car park off Dale Avenue, 10.40am April 27.

SUSSEX British Motorcycle Club Rally at Newhaven fort (01273) 517622 April 27.

MONDAY

MONDAY Literary Society talk, The du Maurier Sisters: Fantasy, Love and Rivalry by Jane Dunn at Pelham House, Lewes, 8pm April 28. Contact details mondayliterarysociety.co.uk.

SOUTHWATER Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, Southwater. Learn to sequence dance. Monday evenings from 8.30pm to 9.30pm until April 28 (excluding Easter Monday). Lessons will cost £5 per person. Call 01403 734409 for more details.

KINGSFOLD: Walk. 5 mile circular, sociable, HDC Health walk, mostly flat, one short steep hill, some stiles. Good views in all directions. Meet 10am at the Owl Public House, Kingsfold, RH12 3SA (TQ168364). No dogs. 2¼ hours. Mike 01403 242564

HORSHAM: Friends of Chesworth Farm AGM, 7.30pm at the Drill Hall, Denne Road, Horsham. Find out about the history of Chesworth Farm, and the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme. Get updates on the Wetlands Project. Refreshments provided.

TUESDAY

LEWES Footpaths Group, Gun Hill, 4.5 miles with Anne 471332. Meet at top North Street car park, 9.30am April 29.

WEDNESDAY

WEST GRINSTEAD: Walk. Meet 11am St George’s Parish Church, West Grinstead, RH13 8LR. Flat, 5 mile, circular, sociable HDC Health walk over farmland. Excellent views of South Downs. No dogs. 2½ hours. Jean G 01403 250869 or Alex 273751

THURSDAY

POLEGATE Ramblers, Leisurely Walk: A Walk in the Park, 2 to 3 miles with Anne 503736. Bus 51 at 9.47am from Polegate High Street or meet at Park Avenue, Hampden Park, May 1. With The Observatory in View, 5.5 miles with Brenda 734717; Or, A Walk in the Weald, 10 miles with Aled 484723. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am May 1.

SHIPLEY History Society. ‘Wartime Radio Networks and Shipley Zero Station’ by Stewart Angell, who will describe how the network was set up to be activated in the event of an invasion and how it was stood down after D Day. Starts 7.30pm in the Andrew Hall, Shipley, RH13 8PH. Non-members most welcome [£3]. Refreshments served. Call our secretary 01403 741986.