What’s on - April 4 2014

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COMEDY

BEXHILL

De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Billy Pearce - Funny Guy, 7.30pm April 10.

BRIGHTON

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, April 4/5; The Maydays and special guests Easy Action, 8pm April 4; The Maydays present Confessions, 8pm April 5; Bent Double, 7.30pm April 6; Charity Chuckle, 8pm April 8; Universal Genius, 8pm April 10; The Noise Next Door’s Comedy Lock-In, 8pm April 10.

The Laughing Horse at The Quadrant, 12 North Street 020 3287 5533: The Big Saturday Night comedy Show with Gareth Berliner, Rhys James, Sami Stone, Lenny Sherman and compere Sajeela Kershi, 8.30pm April 5.

LEWES

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Comedy Night with Romesh Ranganathan, Jo Neary and Greg Burns and MC Neil Masters, April 3.

CONCERTS

ALFRISTON

St Andrew’s Church: Lewes Choir Pro Musica, 7pm April 6. Tickets on door or geoffdellis@yahoo.co.uk.

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Russell Watson in Concert, 7pm April 10.

EASTBOURNE

All Saints Church: Hailsham Choral Society Annual Spring Concert, 7.30pm April 5. Tickets available from Hailsham Camera Centre, members of the choir, wegottickets.com or Tel: 01323 870515.

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Grimethorpe Colliery Band, 7.30pm April 5.

HAYWARDS HEATH

The Birch Hotel: The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Sussex presents The Lea Graham Quartet in ‘Here’s a How-de-do’. 2.45pm, April 13. 01444 456227, www.gilbertandsullivantoday.org.uk.

HASSOCKS

Hassocks United Reformed Church: The Hurstpierpoint Singers are performing parts two and three of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ at 7.30pm, April 5. Tickets £10 from Hassocks Hardware; The Mint House and JanTon News, Hurstpierpoint or on the night, concession for students £8 (available only at the door).

LEWES

Westgate Chapel, 92a High Street: Brighton Voices Community Choir, 3pm April 5 in aid of the Oyster Project (01273) 311417 for

details.

Anne of Cleves House, Southover High Street, Lewes: The Delphinus Quartet will be playing Britten’s 2nd Quartet and Dvorak’s Op.96, £7 in advance or on the door. Jane Vokins 01273 472527, jjvokins@sky.com. All the money raised helps Anne of Cleves House.

SEAFORD

St Leonard’s Church: Lunchtime Concert with Maeve Jenkinson (violin) and Rachel Fryer (piano), 1pm April 5. Free with retiring

collection; Seaford Choral Society. ‘Come and Sing’ with us on Good Friday at our annual ‘Almost Instant’ concert, April 18, 7pm. Rehearsal on April 14, 7.15pm to 9.15pm at Cradle Hall school, Lexden Road, Seaford. The Good Friday rehearsal starts at 5pm in the Church, followed by refreshments. We are singing Vivaldi Gloria, Bach Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring and Vaughan Williams Old Hundredth Psalm. Admission for singers and audience is £3 paid at the door. www.seaford.choral.society.com or call the secretary on 01323 482387.

GIGS

BRIGHTON

Brighton Centre 0844 8471515: Manic Street Preachers, 6pm April 9.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Ed Motta, 7.30pm April 9.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Ultimate Power, 11pm April 4; Too Darn Soulful, 11pm April 4; In the Loop, 11pm April 5; All Things Must Pass: Celebrating the Music of George Harrison, 8pm April 6; Lloyd Cole, 7.30pm April 9; Simone Felice, 8pm April 9.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Sugarkicks, 10pm April 4; Have a Word, 7.45pm April 8; Hush Hush presents, 7.30pm April 9; Catalyst Club, 8pm April 10.

EASTBOURNE

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Inaugural Sovereign Seas International Maritime Folk Festival, April 4-7; Charlotte Spong & Friends at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon April 5; Workshop - Playing The Bones, 1.30pm April 5; Presentation about the Lifeboat Service accompanied by Sea Songs, 3pm April 5; Songs of The Sea, 7.30pm April 5; Maritime Sing-a-Long with Di & Steve Nevill, 11.30am April 6; Open Stage Night, 7pm April 6; Open Stage Night, 7.30pm April 10.

HAILSHAM

Hailsham Pavilion: Greatest Hits from Toyah Wilcox and Her Band, 7.30pm April 5.

HASSOCKS

Clayton & Keymer Royal British Legion, Woodsland Road: Desperate Measures, 8.30pm to 11.30pm, April 5. Six-piece classic rock and blues band. Covering the classics from the ’50s to present day. £3 entry fee for non-members. Free for members.

ckrbl@btconnect.com, 01273 845829.

LEWES

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: The Beat Thieves, April 4; We R Bob, 3pm April 6.

Elephant and Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club - Rheingans Sisters, 8pm April 5.

SEAFORD

British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club - The opening night of the Sovereign Seas International Maritime Festival, sea songs and shanties from Hans Weehuizen and Charlotte and Spong, 7.45pm April 4.

STAGE

BEXHILL

De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: The Taming of the Shrew, until April 5; Grimm Pickings, April 9/10.

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: An Evening with David Sedaris, 7.30pm April 3; ABBAversary, 10am April 6; Singalonga-ABBA, 11am-4pm April 6; Meeting Mr Boom (3-8yrs) 1pm/3pm April 8 (workshop, 10.30am April 6); Dinosaur Zoo, 5.30pm April 8, 11am/2pm April 9 (3+yrs).

Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: Eternal Love, 7.45pm April 1-5 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm); Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 7.45pm April 7-12 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

BURGESS HILL

Oakmeeds: Ariel Company Theatre presents Disney’s High School Musical onstage. Two performances, April 12, 2.30pm and 6.30pm. Call 01444250407. www.ariel.ticketsource.co.uk, tickets@arielct.co.uk, www.arielct.co.uk.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Singin’ in the Rain, 7.30pm April 8-19 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm) (not April 13).

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: The man who brought us sunshine, Morecambe, April 1-5; In Praise of Love, 7.45pm April 8-12 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Festival Event: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat, 2pm April 7.

KINGSTON

Parish Hall: A Doll’s House, 7.30pm April 9-12. Tickets from boxoffice@thesynergytheatre.com or Tel: 01273 301444.

SEAFORD

The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane. Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors present Grease, 7.30pm April 4, 2.30pm/7.30pm April 5, 2.30pm April 6. Tickets available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre.

TUNBRIDGe WELLS

Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Scooby Doo and the Mystery of the Pyramid, April 4/5.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: The Snow Maiden and Other Traditional Tales (4yrs plus), 2.30pm April 6.

WIVELSFIELD

Wivelsfield Little Theatre (01444) 471201: Shadowlands – A true love story, 7.30pm, April 10 - 12.

FRIDAY

LEWES Riverside Club, Quiz with David Sale, 2pm April 4 at St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

SUSSEX: Are you single and looking to meet new people like you? If so you might be interested in Icebreakers – a local dining club for the single over 40s. We meet on Fridays for a meal at a number of different venues in the area, such as pubs, restaurants, country hotels. There’s no membership or joining fee so members feel free to attend as often as they would like to. If you would like to find out more please visit the website, www.icebreakersclub.co.uk, or call Jacquie on 01403-273480.

saturday

BURGESS HILL: Mid Sussex Explorer Scouts. Jumble/nearly new sale, 10am to 12pm. The Scout Centre, Station Road, Burgess Hill. Entry 30p. Children free. Donations of jumble appreciated, drop off from 4pm Friday, April 4.

Coffee Morning at the Martlets from 10am to 12pm, organised by Burgess Hill Methodist. The event will include a cake sale all funds raised going towards buying large print hymn books for the church.

HASSOCKS: The Hurstpierpoint Singers are performing Parts 2 and 3 of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ at Hassocks’ United Reformed Church at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 from Hassocks Hardware; The Mint House & JanTon News, Hurstpierpoint or on the night, concession for students £8 (available only at the door).

HENRIETTA Hippo’s Fun House, theme: Astronauts and aliens, 10.30am April 5 at the Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne (01323) 412000.

MID Sussex Ramblers, A Railway Renewed, 8 miles with William 01444 831098. Meet at Horsted Keynes Railway Station, 9.45am April 5.

Monthly work parties, no experience needed, tools provided. Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6. Saturday 9am to 1pm, Sunday 10am to 2pm. Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve. Meet in car park off Maple Drive. Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network. Call Mary Smith 01444 242667.

sunday

BEACHY Head Ramblers, Glynde Circular - Counting Mary’s Dewponds, 10 miles with Marilyn and Malcolm 07801 299107. Meet at Glynde car park, 10am April 6.

DOWNS Leisure Centre, Seaford. Wave Leisure Gymnastics Competition, all day April 6. Details on 01323 490011.

LEWES Footpaths Group, All Day Cowden, 7.5 miles with Clare 07743 472612. Meet at North Street car park, 9.30am April 6.

monday

HURST: Calling all ladies! Come along to a charity fashion show in Hurst packed full of fabulous and stylish outfits as well as live music from Brighton based trio The Cocktail Party and a cappella choir Decibelle. It will take place at the New Inn, Hurst at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine (buy from Emmie Boutique, Ashley and Thomas or Bespoke Footwear). All money raised will go towards childrens cancer charity, CLIC Sargent.

tuesday

CHRISTIAN Aid Packaging Meeting, 9.30am April 8 at the Clinton Centre, Seaford.

HAYWARDS HEATH MovieMakers is trying something new and free. Like so many other video clubs it is proving difficult to get new members who are interested in the creative art of movie making. This encompasses family, holiday, travelogue, fiction, humour, animation, etc, whatever takes people’s fancies. We are therefore holding a special ‘See how it is done’ evening at 8pm in the Upper Room at the Methodist Church in Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath. The evening is completely free and our best movie makers will be on hand to show people how to produce polished movies out of raw video footage.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Ashdown Forest Circular, 7 miles with Tony 0144 483053. Meet at Ashdown Forest Centre car park, 10am April 8 (pub lunch).

TEA Dance, 2pm-5pm at the Winter Garden, Eastbourne (01323) 412000, April 8.

WHO was Gideon Mantell? Dinosaur Fun for 4-8yrs, 10.30am April 8 at Barbican House Museum, 169 High Street, Lewes (01273) 486290.

wednesday

BEACHY Head Ramblers, 7 sisters, Access Land to Friston Forest, 11 miles with Marilyn and Malcolm 07801 299107. Meet at East Dean Village car park, 10am April 9.

FAMILY tour: Saxons v Normans at Lewes Castle, 10am April 9. Booking at Barbican House Museum, 169 High Street, Lewes (01273) 486290.

HAYWARDS HEATH: The April 2014 meeting of the Mid-Sussex Franco-British Society will be held from 8pm to 10pm in the Function Suite, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath. A richly illustrated talk in French entitled Proust et l’oeil de Ruskin en Bourgogne by Dr. Cynthia Gamble. 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.

SEAFORD District Stamp Club meeting, German East Africa 1890-1914 by

Michael Farrant, 7.15pm for 7.30pm April 9 at Cross Way Church Hall, Steyne Road, Seaford. All stamp collectors welcome. Further details on 01323 890699.

SUSSEX Family History Group talk, Lost in London: Solving Your London Family History problems by Dave Annal, 7.30pm April 9 at the Ventnor Hall, Blatchington Road, Hove.

UCKFIELD Decorative and Fine Arts Society talk, Japanese History, Art and Culture: Edo C17th-C19th by Suzanne Perrin at Uckfield Civic Centre, 2.30pm April 9. New members and guests welcome.

thursday

KNIGHTS and Dragons at Lewes Castle, 10.30am/noon/1.30pm/3.30pm April 10 for 4-8yrs. Booking at Barbican House Museum, 169 High Street, Lewes (01273) 486290.

POLEGATE Ramblers, Views Fields and Laughton Place, 5 miles with David 500877. Or, Tea with Rudyard, 9 miles with Paul and Barbara 504908 (picnic lunch). Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am April 10.

EXHIBITIONS

eastbourne

The Towner Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road: Near Dark, Feb 8-May 14.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne: 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.

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.

LEWES

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Four at The Hop, Tues-Sat 10.30am-4pm, Sun noon-4pm March 29-April 16.

The Foundry Gallery: Stanley Simmonds, 1917 to 2006, a retrspective exhibition, May 10 to 25. 12pm to 5pm each day (closed Mondays and Tuesdays).