What’s on August 24 2012

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COMEDY

BRIGHTON

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club until Aug 26; Humble Quest for Universal Genius, 7pm Aug 26; Mind Out For The Laughs, 7.30pm Aug 30.

CONCERTS

HOVE

All Saints Church, Eaton Road: Lunchtime Recital – Yllka Istrefi, piano, 1pm Aug 30. Free admission with retiring collection.

GIGS

BRIGHTON

Black Lion, 14 Black Lion Street (01273) 711884: Molly Malone’s Dex in the City, 9pm Aug 24; Block Party, 4pm Aug 25; Vinyl Veterans, 2pm Aug 26; Monday Club, 9pm Aug 27; Hit the Decks, Aug 28; Acoustic Showcase, 8.30pm Aug 29; Matt Rose and the Tin Cup Collective, 8.30pm Aug 30.

Cobblers Thumb, 10 New England Road (01273) 605636: Play for a Pint, 8.30pm Aug 30.

Concorde 2, Madeira Shelter Hall, Madeira Drive: At The Edge of The Sea, 3pm Aug 25.

Duke of Norfolk, 113-114 Western Road: Shine On, 9pm Aug 26.

Fiddler’s Elbow, 11 Boyces Street: Fiddler’s Folk and Cider Festival weekend, from 5pm Aug 24; Beans on Toast, 9pm Aug 25; Street Party, from noon Aug 26; Live Lounge, 8.30pm Aug 30.

Fishbowl, 74 East Street (01273) 777505: John Kennedy (Grand Central), 9pm Aug 24; Daddy Marcus, 9pm Aug 25; Cut La Vis, 9pm Aug 31.

Fortune of War, Brighton Seafront: Fever, 9pm Aug 24.

Globe, Middle Street (01273) 770685: Rebellious Jukebox, 9pm Aug 24; Route 1, 9pm Aug 25; Nowhere To Run, 9pm Aug 26; Global Bass, 9pm Aug 29; hang The DJ, 9pm Aug 30.

Hampton, 57 Upper North Street (01273) 731347: The So Last Century String Band, 8pm Aug 26.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: ipop! 11pm Aug 24; Brighton Mod Weekender, Aug 24-26; Paul Kelly, 7.30pm Aug 30.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Brighton Unsigned, 7.30pm Aug 24; Julia Fitness, Aug 30.

Signalman: Bank Holiday Open Mic Night, 8pm Aug 26.

Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Middle Street: Brighton Rocks #4, 7pm Aug 24.

The Mesmerist, 1-3 Prince Albert Street (01273) 328542: Emperor Penguins, 9pm Aug 26; John Crampton, 9pm Aug 30.

St Peter’s, Preston Park (next to Preston Manor): The No. 1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra (led by Karen Tweed), Sept 2, 2pm. Tickets now on sale at £9 (£7 conc) available from 01273 540217; email: info@no1ladiesaccordionorchestra.co.uk or visit: www.no1ladiesaccordionorchestra.co.uk

The Prince Albert, Trafalgar Street (01273) 730499: Frank Fairfield and Steven Finn, 8pm Aug 28.

The Quadrant, 12-13 North Street: Open Mic Session, 9pm Aug 28.

The Victory, 6 Duke Street (01273) 326555: DJ Rob Taylor, 9pm Aug 25; Blues Sundays, noon Aug 26; Open Mic, 8pm Aug 30.

Thomas Kemp, 8 St Georges Road (01273) 683334: DJ Molar and Friends, 9pm Aug 24; DJ Lamp, 9pm Aug 25.

Western Front, Cranbourne Street: The Infamous Jay and Rich, 8pm Aug 25; Summer Bank Holiday Special, 4pm Aug 26; Hush Hush Acoustic Night, 8pm Aug 29.

White Rabbit, 13-14 Kensington Gardens: Jay and Rich, Aug 24; Mixer men, Aug 25; Bank Holiday Bonanza, Aug 26; Hush Hush, Aug 27; Open Mic Move-Ons, Aug 30.

CHAILEY GREEN

The Five Bells: John Paul Miller (acoustic covers), Aug 24; Newick Folk, Aug 31.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: The ELO Experience, 7.30pm Aug 28; Motown’s Greatest Hits How Sweet it Is, 7.30pm Aug 30.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Dee Rivers and Michael Sellings at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon Aug 25.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead Theatre, De La Warr Road: The Blunter Brothers - Classic Funk and Soul, Sept 1, 7.45pm. Tickets £12, Concessions £8 available from Box Office on 01342 302000 or E-mail tickets@chequermead.org.uk

HASTINGS

White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: The Searchers, 7.30pm Aug 30.

HOVE

Freemasons, Western Road: The Peoples Playlist, 9pm Aug 24; Fancy Dress Weekend, Aug 26; The Love Club, Aug 29; Open Mic Night, Aug 30.

The Ancient Mariner, Rutland Road: The Acoustic Session, 8.30pm Aug 25.

LEWES

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Skulduggery and Murder, Aug 25.

WORTHING

Denton Lounge, Marine Parade 01903 218 250: Summer Jazz, 7.30pm Aug

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade (01903) 206206: The Glenn Miller Orchestra’s Big Band Show, 7.45pm Aug 26; John Mann’s Summer Seaside Melodies, 2pm Aug 29.

STAGE

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Altered Egos, 7.30pm Aug 30.

Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Disney Live – Mickey’s Magic Show, until Aug 26.

CHICHESTER

Festival Theatre (01243) 781312: Kiss Me Kate, until Sept 1.

Minerva Theatre (01243) 781312: Surprises, until Sept 8; Absurd Person Singular, until Sept 8.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Summer Musical Spectacular, 10am-4pm until Aug 24; Musicality, 2.30pm/7.30pm Aug 25..

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Grease, until Aug 25; That’ll Be The Day, 7.30pm Aug 26; Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise, 7.30pm Aug 27; Abba The Show, 7.30pm Aug 29.

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Gotta Sing Gotta Dance, 7.45pm until Aug 25 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm); Three Men in a Boat, 7.45pm Aug 28-Sept 8 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: The History Boys, 7.30pm until Aug 25.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Honk, Aug 24/25.

GLYNDE

Glyndebourne (01273) 815000: The Fairy Queen, 4.45pm Aug 24, 3.25pm Aug 26; Ravel Double Bill, 6.25pm Aug 25.

HAILSHAM

Michelham Priory: Chapterhouse Theatre Company - Pride and Prejudice, August 27, 7.30pm.

HASTINGS

White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark, 2pm Aug 25.

LEWES

Cliffe Hall, Cliffe High Street: Cliffe Fair, 10am-12.30pm Aug 25. Homemade cakes and refreshments, book stall, craft and gift stalls, tombola, raffle etc.

Various locations: Artwave 2012, Aug 25-Sept 9. www.artwavefestival.org artwave@lewes.gov.uk Tel: 01273 484497.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: 101 Dalmations, Trinity Youth Theatre Company Summer production, until Aug 25; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 2.30pm/7.30pm Aug 28-Sept 1.

WORTHING

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road (01903) 206206: American Rumble Specatcular, 7.45pm Aug 30.

Connaught Theatre, Union Place (01903) 206206: Misery, Aug 28-Sept 1.

Pavilion Theatre (01903) 206206: That’ll Be The Day, 7.45pm Aug 24; Beyond the Barricade, 7.45pm Aug 25.

DIARY DATES

ALFRISTON

Drusillas Park (01323) 874100: Ben and Holly, Aug 27; The Fat Controller, Aug 28.

Village Fair: Long Man Morris Men, 2.30pm Aug 27.

BERWICK

The Cricketers’ Arms: Long Man Morris Men, noon Aug 27.

BEXHILL

De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Storytelling for 5-11yrs 11am Aug 25; Get In the Zone for Kids, 11am-12.30pm Aug 27; Build-a-Brain, 2pm-5pm Aug 25.

BISHOPSTONE

St Andrew’s Church: Flower Festival, Come and See, 10am-5pm Aug 31/Sept 1, noon-6pm Sept 2.

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Familiar Faces, Hidden Places, The Royal Pavilion Estate Tour, 10.30am Aug 30.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Tango Boot Camp, 8pm Aug 29.

EASTBOURNE

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: Tea Dance, 2pm-5pm Aug 28.

GLYNDE

Glynde Place: Living History Spectacular, The Glynde Epic, noon-6pm Aug 25-27. tickets on sale from Lewes and Seaford Tourism Information Centres, Tel: 01273 483448.

HORAM

Village Hall: Horam Flower Show, from 2.15pm Aug 27. Judging at 10.30am, prizes awarded 3.45pm.

NEWTIMBER

Newtimber Place: Open Garden in aid of St Peter and St James Hospice, 2pm-5pm Aug 26.

NUTLEY

Nutley Windmill, Crowborough Road: Windmill Open, 2pm-5.30pm Aug 26/27. Also open Wednesdays 11am-3pm. Admission free, donations welcome.

SEAFORD

Driftwood, 4 Marine Drive (01323) 899296: Open Garden for Artwave, Aug 25-Sept 9. Proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.

UCKFIELD

Railway Station: Cycle Ride – Across the Border, long distance with Maxine Mears 07759 071093, 10.30am Aug 25.

UPPER DICKER

Michelham Priory (01323) 844224: Outdoor Theatre, Pride and Prejudice, 7.30pm Aug 27 (garden open 6pm for picnics); One Man Circus, 10.30am-5pm Aug 29.

WILLINGDON

Willingdon/Polegate Windmill, Park Croft: Mill Tours, 2pm-5pm Aug 29.

The Red Lion: Long Man Morris Men, 4pm Aug 27.

WINEHAM

The Royal Oak: Long Man Morris Men as guests of Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men, 8pm Aug 29.

EXHIBITIONS

BEXHILL

De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got A Great Idea... by Richard Wilson, until Oct 1.

BISHOPSTONE

Driftwood, 4 Marine Drive (01323) 899296: 10 artists work displayed in garden setting with tea, cakes and light refreshments, noon-5pm Aug 25/26, 2pm-6pm Aug 27, noon-5pm Sept 1/2 and 8/9. Proceeds from teas and raffle of artists work to Macmillan Cancer Support.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Robert Sulley, Aug 28-Sept 9.

EASTBOURNE

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Andrew Voller, 10am-4pm, Fridays, afternoons on Saturdays, until Aug 24.

FALMER

St Laurence Church and Village Hall: Art and Soul at Falmer art exhibition, 11am-5pm weekends during Artwave.

HAYWARDS HEATH

The Green Tree Gallery, Borde Hill Garden: ‘Gone to the Dogs’ Exhibition, until Sept 1.

LEWES

The Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: A Room with a View, Jane Wateridge and Lynn Warren, 10.30am-5pm Tues-Sat, noon-5pm Sun/Mon, Aug 25-Sept 6.

Paddock Art Studio, Paddock Road: Stephanie Kirk, Open Studio, 11am-5pm Aug 25-27 and Sept 1/2 and 8/9.

Pelham House, St Andrews Lane (01273) 488600: Mark Glassman, Painting, Aug 23-Oct 2.

St Anne’s Galleries, 111 High Street: From the Artists Studios, 10am-5pm Aug 25/26, Sept 1/2.

Westgate Chapel (Hibbert Room), High Street: Picasso at Play, photographic exhibition, 11am-5pm Aug 25-27.

RINGMER

Ringmer Community College, Lewes Road: Ouse Valley Quilters Charity Fundraising Exhibition of Quilts, Aug 31-Sept 1.

SEAFORD

The Crypt Gallery, 23 Church Street (01323) 894870: Seaford Photographic Society, from 10am Aug 25-Sept 9.

SINGLETON

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (01243) 811348: Paintings by Gordon Rushmer, 10.30am-5pm Aug 28-Sept 2.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Niki Campbell and Lindsay Connors, Works on Paper, until Sept 7.

REGULAR EVENTS

ARLINGTON

Village Hall: Arlington Art Group, untutored and informal, all ages and abilities, 7-9pm Thursdays. More information from 01323 485153.

BIRLING GAP

Hotel: Birling Gap Safety Boat Association meets on the first Thurs of every month. Call 07884 101 505 or come down and speak to the crew.

CHIDDINGLY

Village Hall: Village Hall Market, first Saturday of every month 10am-noon. Fresh produce, usual craft stalls. More info 01435 863795.

DENTON

St. Leonard’s Church Hall, Heighton Road: Over 60’s can stay healthy or work their way back to good health with movement to music at an Extend class. Wednesdays 2.15-3.15pm. Further details from Jenny on 01273 515373.

EASTBOURNE

United Reformed Church hall, Upperton Road: Concentus Chorale. Rehearsals Mondays, 7.30-9.45pm. For details ring 01323 643358 email supergran009@aol.com

HAILSHAM

Art Classes in Hailsham, ring Eileen on 01424 532866 for details.

Summerheath Hall, Summerheath Road: Old Time Dancing, Wednesdays 7.30-10pm, £2 per evening incl refreshments. Details from Edna 01323 847506 or Dave 500180.

LEWES

All Saints Centre (small hall): Drum Unity – Community drum circle, kids and parents 7pm-7.30pm, adults only 7.45pm-8.30pm Mondays; Pre-school drum group, 9.30am under 3s, 10.10am 3-5yrs, Mondays. Tel: 07845 244692 email infor@drumunity.co.uk

All Saints Arts Centre, Friars Walk: Oyster project Drop In and Community Cafe, every Wednesday 11.30am-2.30pm. Home cooked hot lunch with veggie option, snacks.

Children’s Centre, YMCA: Every Friday 10am-noon Bumps and Babies Drop-in group. Meet other parents, soft flooring and toys for babies. More info lewesparentssupport@nct.org.uk 08442436187.

Crown Court bus stop: In and Out of Twittens, tours around Lewes High Street finding bits not in the guide books, 11am/2.30pm Wednesdays, June-Sept, £3.50. Details (01323) 890179.

Dairy Studio: Young artists (11+) and little artists (8+) paint in a professional art studio, alternate Sundays in term time, call Susie 858438/www.dairystudio-art courses.

Elephant and Castle (upstairs): Concertinas Anonymous, informal sessions for concertina players, 8pm second Tues evening of the month. Admission free.

Hesketh Potteries: Painting on Pots, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Adults and children welcome. Call Chris 01273 487150 or just pop in.

House of Friendship, 208 High Street: Cruse Bereavement Care Lewes Drop-in, 10-11am newcomers, 11am-noon main group, Fridays.

Lewes FC: Five week Health and Lifestyle Information Course, Tuesdays 10.30am-12.30pm. £2 per session.

Lewesiana, High Street: Introduction to DSLR photography classes, 6.30-9pm Mondays from Sept 5. Jerry 07711 519948.

Near Lewes station: Action for Change, positive action healthy lifestyles, Tuesday evening clinic. Ring 0300 111 2470 or email reception.gh@action-for-change.org to make an appointment.

South Malling Parish Church: Sussex Harmony, a small group of singers and instrumentalists perform the music of old rural England and America. Practices Thursdays 8-10pm. Try it out with a friendly, enthusiastic group. Ring Paula Arthur 01435 830934 and get lots more details from www.sussexharmony.org.uk

The Body Workshop: Zumba Weight Loss Sessions, 11.30am-1pm Tuesdays. For details and to reserve your place call Julie 07733 099735.

The Pelham Arms (01273) 476149: DJ Task Saturday Safari, every week from 8pm.

The Tetley Hut, Ham Lane: Lewes Sea Cadets, 6.45-9.15pm Tuesdays, for boys and girls aged 12-18. Sailing, canoeing, barbecues, national vocational qualifications and much more. Contact Heather Wells 01273 487234 or email tsdefiance.lewes@btinternet.com

NEWHAVEN

Hillcrest Centre, Hillcrest Road: Newhaven Community Choir – new choir for Newhaven. £5 a session, first session is free, 7-9pm. No need to read music of have previous singing experience, just come along. For details/ bookings ring Stella Clifford 01273 611861.

Shakespeare Hall: Aerobics, Tues 6.30-7.30pm; Ballroom Fitness, Wed 11am-noon; Zumba, Wed 7.30-8.30pm. Louise 07786 425758.

PEACEHAVEN

Church Hall, Bramber Avenue: Two Left Feet, line dance class for absolute beginners, Wednesdays, 9.45-10.45am. No partner needed, suitable for all ages. Phone Joy on 01273 587714 for details.

Kempton House, Cavell Avenue: Over 60’s can stay healthy or work their way back to good health with movement to music at an Extend class. Wednesdays, 10-11am. Further details from Jenny on 01273 515373.

PEVENSEY

Castle Car Park: The Pevensey Ghost Walk with Robert Stevens Bassett, every Saturday, 7.30pm.

The Bay Hotel, 2 Eastbourne Road (01323) 768645: The Big Jazz, new weekly Jazz Night, every Tuesday 8-10.45pm. Free entry.

SEAFORD

Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road: Seaford Kurlers, every Tues 2-4pm, £2.50 per session. New age kurling is a fun game for everyone and all levels of abilities, played indoors on a Badminton court. Details from June Wood 01323 895376.

Mercread Youth Club: Zumba, Tues/Thurs 10-11am. Louise 07786 425758.

St Peter’s Church Hall, Blatchington: Yoga classes for the less able organised by the Seaford Group of the Eastbourne and South Wealden Multiple Sclerosis Society, 11am-noon Thursdays. £4 per lesson.

The Trek Club: Zumba, Fri 7-8pm. Louise 07786 425758.

UCKFIELD

Foresters’ Hall, Harcourt Road: Uckfield Community Orchestra is an orchestra for ages 8 to 88, we are a friendly and enthusiastic group and would love to meet new members of any ability. We meet weekly during term-time on Wednesday 6.15-8pm. If you play an orchestral instrument, especially strings, do come along, or call Sundari on 01342 823099. You can also view our web-site: www.uckfield-community-orchestra.co.uk

Luxford Centre: Uckfield Art Group, Tuesdays 7-9pm. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere www.uckfieldartgroup.co.uk or ring 01825 765021.

WESTMESTON

Village Hall: Embroidery workshop, Tues 1-3pm. Contact Wendy Connor for information 01273 479351.

TALKS

LEWES

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Henry VIII Scholar, Husband and Monarch by Pat Mortlock, 2pm Aug 24.

WALKS

ALFRISTON

Pay and Display car park: River and Downland from Alfriston, 5.5 miles with Nigel Bentley, Oakleafe Sussex Ramblers, 9.50am for 10am Aug 27. Booking recommended 07930 738034.

ARLINGTON

Arlington Reservoir lay-by: Beachy Head Ramblers – The Fields and The Downs, 13 miles with Gill N 01323 642065, 10am Aug 29.

CLAYTON

Recreation Ground car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Clayton Circular, 5 miles with Frances 01273 842628, 2pm Aug 26.

EAST DEAN

Public car park: Sussex Pathfinders - Downland, 10.15am Aug 26.

Village car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Forest, Downs and Sea, 12.5 miles with Gill N 01323 642065, 10am Aug 26.

EXCEAT

Golden Galleon: Beachy Head Ramblers – Summer’s Lease, 5 miles with Bridget 01323 736542, 7pm Aug 30.

HASSOCKS

Station, west side: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Hassocks Circular, 3 miles with Richard P 01273 395749, 7pm Aug 29.

LEWES

North Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Firle with Heather 473505, 9.30am Aug 27.

PEVENSEY

Cattle Market car park: Following in William the Conqueror’s Footsteps, 6 miles with Nick Brown, 10am Aug 26. Booking recommended 07918 907265.

POLEGATE

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Chiddingly Circular, 5 miles with Brenda G 734797, 9.30am Aug 30; Taking a Chance, 8.5 miles with Eileen and Heather 482837 or 506137, 9.30am Aug 30.

RUSHLAKE GREEN

Green in village centre: Beachy Head Ramblers – Rushlake and Around At Ease, 9 miles with Richard W 01273 582572, 10am Aug 26.