What’s on - August 1 2014

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COMEDY

BRIGTON

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Over-Sharing, 8.30pm July 28; Comic Boom, 8pm July 31; Krater Comedy Club Aug 1-3/7.

CONCERTS

ALFOLD

Rudgwick Music Festival, Springbok Estate, Sachel Court Road: Headliner – Alvin Stardust. Willy Austen, Solice, T Slammers, emerging talent Emilee Lucia, the Furious Badgers and the Surrey Hills Ukulele Big Band. Saturday, August 16. Tickets are available from the website or from the gate on the day. People can visit www.rmfblues.org.uk for full details or follow the official Facebook and Twitter feeds. For further information contact John Brigden on john.brigden@icloud.com or call 07785 281272.

ARUNDEL

Arundel Cathedral: The Malcolm Sargent Festival Choir will be participating in two Masses for the 29th year at Arundel Cathedral, August 10. 9.30am and 11.15am. Chief work – Gounod’s Cecilia Mass. Nicholas O’Neill, at the organ, wrote a motet ‘Melody Divined’ in honour of Simon Over’s 50th Birthday. It will have its premiere performance during the masses.

HORSHAM

The Capitol (01403 750220): Purple Zeppelin, 7.30pm, August 2.

Horsham Sports Club, Cricketfield Road (01403 750220): Devotion – a mini family music festival in aid of Cancer Research UK, Relay For Life. Lauren Rebecca, Taygan Paxton, Saviours of Soul, Nick Paxton, NooN, Paperboy and Brent Yeomans and Friends Eclectic. 2pm until 9pm, September 6. Adult tickets are £10 each, and children under 16 are free if accompanied by a paying adult. For more information please email devotion.tickets2014@yahoo.co.uk.

GIGS

BRIGHTON

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Larry Miller, 7.30pm July 31; Too Darn Soulful, 11pm Aug 1; In The Loop, 11pm Aug 2; House of Hats and Will & The People, 7.30pm Aug 6.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: The Beautiful Word, July 31; Arkansas Dust, 7.45pm Aug 4.

Shooshh: Pachanga, 10.30pm Aug 5; Azuri, 10pm Aug 7; Runway, 10pm Aug 1; Glam, 10pm Aug 2; DJ Judge Jules, 10pm Aug 2.

Wah Kiki, 211 Kings Road Arches: Vida student’s night, Aug 2; Sundown, Aug 3.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Arrival UK Abba Show, 7.30pm Aug 2.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: The Definitive Rat Pack, 7.30pm Aug 7-9 (Sat 2.30pm).

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: 2nd Unit at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon Aug 2; The Bourne Chorus, 7.30pm Aug 2.

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: The Barron Knights, Aug 2.

HORSHAM

The Capitol (01403 750220): Pipe and Tabor, 7.15pm, August 24.

LEWES

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: The Koan Brothers and Red Raucous, Aug 1; Adam Piggott + Jayne Freeman, 3pm Aug 3.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Breakfast at Trinity’s Summer Special, Aug 2.

WARNHAM

The Sussex Oak Pub, Church Street: Live Jazz with Andy Walker and Friends. Starts 8pm. Takes place on the last Thursday of every month. Contact: Rex Walker, 01403 791052.

OPEN GARDENS

August 22 (6pm to 8.30pm) and August 24 (2pm to 6pm): Durrance Manor, Smithers Hill Lane, Shipley, Horsham, RH13 8PE. Also open by appointment, May to September.August 23, 1pm to 5pm: 4 Ben’s Acre, Horsham, RH13 6LW. Also open by appointment late June to early September for groups of 15 to 40.

August 24 and August 25, 1pm to 6pm: The Old Farmhouse, Hermongers Lane, Rudgwick, Horsham, RH12 3AL. Also open by appointment, April to September.

STAGE

ARUNDEL

Arundel Castle: Alfesco Shakespare by GB Theatre Company. The Comedy of Errors, August 21; Macbeth, August 22; The Comedy of Errors, August 23;. 5.30pm castle grounds open, 6.30pm The Collector Earl’s Garden gates open, 7.30pm performances start. Tickets in advance: Adults £26, children (5-15) £16. Tickets on the night (subject to availability): Adults £28 Children (5-15) £18. Book online at www.gbtheatrecompany.com/arundelcastle.html. Further information: www.arundelcastle.org.

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Mods Versus Rockers (18yrs plus) Aug 2, 9pm-3am.

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Scooby-Doo! 6.30pm July 29-Aug 2.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Drama Summer School, 10am-4pm July 28-Aug 1; Rhythm of The Dance 2014, 7.30pm July 31; Robin Hood, 6pm Aug 3; Circus Summer School, 10am-4pm Aug 4-8.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: West End to Broadway, July 25-Aug 2.

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Double Death, 7.45pm July 29-Aug 23 (not Sun) (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: The Unknown Warrior, 8pm July 31; Talbot House, 8pm Aug 1.

GLYNDE

Glyndebourne (01273) 812321: Don Giovanni, 5.10pm Aug 1; La triviata, 5.50pm Aug 2/5; La finta giardiniera, 3.50pm Aug 3, 5.05pm Aug 7.

HORSHAM

The Capitol (01403 750220): Hairspray, August 8-9; Juvenile & Senior Chorus Auditions for Cinderella, 10am, August 31.

LEWES

Priory School, Mountfield Road: Lewes Operatic Society presents Les Miserables, School Edition, 7pm Aug 6-9 (Sat mat 2pm). www.lewesoperatic.co.uk.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: CineStage presents: From Here to Eternity, 7pm Aug 7.

FRIDAY

LEWES Riverside Club, The role of Women in the History of Britain by mark Perry Nash at St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes, 2pm Aug 1.

SUMMER Lecture: Virginia Woolf and the Perils of Hindsight at Monk’s House, Rodmell (01273) 474760, 7.30pm Aug 1.

SATURDAY

MID Sussex Ramblers, figure of Eight form the Pines, am 4.7 miles, pm 4.4 miles with Ray and Alison 01342 311632. Meet at The Pines, 121 Crawley Down Road, Felbridge, 10.15am/2pm Aug 2.Hor

NEWHAVEN Gardening Society Annual Show at Meeching Hall, Fort Road, Newhaven from 2pm Aug 2.

PAWS and Claws Bookfair at Lewes Town Hall (side entrance) 10am-4pm Aug 2.

PROMS In The Paddock featuring Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band plus special guest and Littlehampton Concert Band. Spectacular Fireworks Finale. Gates open 5pm Aug 2. Tickets available from The Elephant and Castle, Richards Butchers, Harveys Brewery Shop, The Con Club, The Lewes Arms, Nevill Stores, Stores, Royal Oak, Black Horse or at www.promsinthepaddock.co.uk

SUNDAY

DRIFTWOOD, 4 Marine Drive, Bishopstone (01323) 899296, Open Garden as part of the National Open Gardens Scheme, from 11am Aug 3.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Bramber, The Monarch’s Way and Truleigh Hill, 6.75 miles with Jill 01273 480167. Meet at Bramber Village car park, 10am Aug 3; or, Forests, River and Sea, 11 miles with David J (on day) 07412 108680. Meet at Seven Sisters Country Park, Woodland Car Park behind the Centre, Exceat, 10am Aug 3.

Remembrance : St. Andrew’s Churchyard, Bishopstone: A short ‘Open Air’ Service of Remembrance for anyone who would like to remember a loved one buried in St. Andrew’s churchyard is being held at 4pm in the churchyard. This will be followed by refreshments afterwards in the hall. The ancient St. Andrew’s church and churchyard has a feeling of tranquility and spiritual peace. Its setting is quiet, surrounded by fields and trees with a distant view of the sea. It is hoped that people will find the service helpful and uplifting. Everyone is welcome.

MONDAY

Southwater Local History Group: Monthly Meeting, 7.30pm at Beeson House, Lintot Square, Southwater. Ian Gledhill will be presenting an illustrated talk entitled ‘Oh! We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside’. Non-members welcome, £3 entry. Further information: Jeremy Senneck 01403 731247.

TUESDAY

MID Sussex Ramblers, Newick Circular to the South, 9.5 miles with Sue 01825 722135. Meet at lay-by outside Newick Primary School, Allington Road, 10am Aug 5.

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

The Group, a club for single men and women, aged 45+, meets in Lewes on the first Tuesday evening of every month. Also meetings in Brighton, Burgess Hill, Horsham and Worthing. Walks, dinners, golf, theatre, quizzes, pub nights. An opportunity to meet people doing the things you enjoy. Not a dating agency. www.thegroup.org.uk.

LECTURE: The last in the popular series of East Blatchington Lectures also promises to be the biggest attraction yet. It will be given on by Simon Brett, the author whose 80 books include the popular comedy detective tales and Radio 4 series, featuring the usually struggling actor Charles Paris. Paris, memorably played by Bill Nighy, is an actor who spends more time ‘resting’ than working. His relationship with his wife is what he calls ‘semi-detached’. And his love of whisky is often his undoing. But what he does well is stumble across crimes, and then solve them, entertainingly. The books and the CDs of the series, have sold very well. As usual, the lecture will be at St Peter’s Church in Belgrave Road, Seaford, and is open to everyone. It starts at 2.30pm and promises to be a sell-out. Tickets are £5, including refreshments, available from the Seaford estate agents Newberry Tully.

WEDNESDAY

BRIGHTON Tri Club summer evening swim/run series called GoTri at Pells Pool Brook Street, Lewes from 7.30pm Aug 6.

LEWES Footpaths Group, Ardingly, 4.5 miles with Sally 01825 762957. Meet at North Street car park, Lewes, 9.30am Aug 6.

thursday

BEACHY Head Ramblers, A Ramble Around Herstmonceux Castle and Church, 5 miles with Sylvia P. Meet at public car park to the rear of the Woolpack Inn, Herstmonceux, 6.30pm Aug 7.

POLEGATE Ramblers, Southease/Rodmell and Back, 4.5 miles with Chris W 890258; Or, Don’t Bring an Umbrella. We Will Find One, 10 miles with David 845107. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, Polegate, 9.30am Aug 7.

EXHIBITIONS

BOLNEY

St. Mary Magdalene Church: Bolney Local History Society are having an exhibition to honour those people from Bolney who died as a result of the First World War. August 1 and 4, 10am to 4pm. Admission free but donations will go to The Royal British Legion.

HAYWARDS HEATH

The Green Tree Gallery, Borde Hill Garden: ‘Horse Play’ Exhibition. Until August 30. Whether we ride or just admire from afar, this exhibition of paintings, prints, photography and sculpture explores the grace, beauty and spirit of the horse. Visit www.greentreegallery.co.uk. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am to 5pm. Sunday 12pm to 4pm. Call 01444 456560 for more information.

HORSHAM

Drill Hall, Denne Road: Association of Sussex Artists. Paintings, Sculpture & Pottery. August 14 - 23. 10.30am to 5pm including Sunday. Closes Saturday, August 23, at 3.30pm. Admission Free.

Horsham Museum, 9 Causeway (01403 254 959): Steyning 400: Photographic Works by Students of Steyning Grammar School and Sixth Form College, until August 30.

GUILDFORD

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery, 7 Saba House, Kings Road, Shalford: Stuart Mallard’, noted Wildlife and Canine Artist, August 1- 29, Mon-Fri, 9-5pm, free. Browse and buy from this stunning selection of oils, pastels, watercolours and limited edition prints. All sales support endangered wildlife. For more see www.davidshepherd.org.

LEWES

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Maiden Voyage, Alex Grey, 11am-5pm Tues-Sun, closed Mon, July 26-Aug 17.

LINDFIELD

King Edward Hall, High Street: The Adventurers’ Art Club annual exhibition, July 26 to August 3. Opening times Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 7pm; Sunday, August 3, 10am to 3.30pm. Admission 50pm.

King Edward Hall, High Street: ‘Lindfield and the Great War’ presented by the Lindfield History Project Group. The exhibition describes life in Lindfield during the First World War and focuses on the men and women who served their Country. August 9, 10am to 5pm and August 10, 10.30am to 4pm. Refreshments available. Admission: adults £1 children free. Phone o1444 482136.