What’s on - August 31 2012

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COMEDY

BRIGHTON

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: The Maydays Tonight’s Top Story, 7.30pm Sept 1.

HASTINGS

White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: Jimmy Carr, Gagging Order, 8pm Sept 5.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Jon Richardson, The Greatest Hits So Far, 8pm Sept 6.

CONCERTS

HOVE

All Saints Church, Eaton Road: Lunchtime Recital – Roger Sayer, organ, 1pm Sept 6. Free admission with retiring collection.

WORTHING

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road (01903) 206206: Worthing Symphony Orchestra featuring Nicola Benedetti, 2.45pm Sept 2.

GIGS

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Saturday Jazz, 1pm Sept 1.

Fishbowl, 74 East Street (01273) 777505: Cut La Vis, 9pm Aug 31.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: The British Invasion, 11pm Sept 1; Apples & Eve, 7.30pm Sept 5.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Acumedia, 6.30pm Sept 5.

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

CHAILEY GREEN

The Five Bells: Newick Folk, Aug 31; Tracy Jane Sullivan (Reggae), Sept 7.

EASTBOURNE

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: John Mann Music Show, 2.30pm Sept 6.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead Theatre, De La Warr Road: The Blunter Brothers – Classic Funk and Soul, 7.45pm Sept 1.

LEWES

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Gavin Davenport, Sept 1.

The Royal Oak, Station Street: Folk at The Royal Oak – Rattle on The Stovepipe, 8pm Sept 6.

WORTHING

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade (01903) 206206: The Searchers, 7.45pm Aug 31; No Jacket Required, 7.45pm Sept 1; John Mann’s Summer Seaside Melodies, 2pm Sept 5.

STAGE

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Sandi Toksvig Live, 7.30pm Sept 1; The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer, 2.30pm/7.30pm Sept 1.

The Marlborough Theatre, 4 Princes Street (01273) 570028: The LipSinkers, 8pm Sept 1; Trouser-Wearing Characters by Rose Collis, 7.30pm Sept 2.

The Nightingale Theatre, 29-30 Surrey Street (01273) 702563: I Love Peterborough, 7pm/9pm Aug 31.

BURGESS HILL

Martlets Hall, Civic Way 01444 242888: Wrestling Spectacular, Sept 8, 7.30pm. The giants of the grappling game are back.

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.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Cirque Du Ciel’s Shanghi, 7.30pm Aug 31, 2.30pm/7.30pm Sept 1; 42nd Street, 7.30pm Sept 4-8 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Three Men in a Boat, 7.45pm until Sept 8 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).

HAILSHAM

Hailsham Pavilion, George Street (01323) 841414: The Comedy of Terrors, 7.30pm Sept 4-8 (Sat mat 2.30pm).

LEWES

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

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613/532072: Hairy Maclary and Friends, 1.30pm/4pm Sept 1; Sandi Toksvig Live! My Valentine, 7.30pm Sept 5.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 2.30pm/7.30pm until Sept 1.

WORTHING

Connaught Theatre, Union Place (01903) 206206: Misery, until Sept 1.

Pavilion Theatre (01903) 206206: Milkshake! Live: Come Out to Play, 1pm/3.30pm Sept 3; Panto Preview Evening, 6pm Sept 6. DIARY DATES

BISHOPSTONE

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

BRIGHTON

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Magnet Speed Dating, 8pm Sept 4; Hammer & Tongue, 7.30pm Sept 6.

New Steine Gardens (St James Street): The Pink Fringe Picnic featuring Dip Your Toe, noon-6pm Sept 2.

EASTBOURNE

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Annual Open Day, 10am-4pm Sept 1.

United Reformed Church Hall, Upperton Road: Concentus Chorale new term. Rehearsals on Mondays from Sept 3 at 7.30pm.

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: Tea Dance, 2pm-5pm Sept 4.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Seasonal Sensations, an evening of floral art in aid of Alzheimer’s research, 7.30pm Sept 6.

FLIMWELL

Woodland Enterprise Centre 07903 206518: Work in the Woods, Sept 5-7.

HOVE

The Freemasons, 38-39 Western Road (01273) 732043: Fashion Exchange, 8pm Sept 6.

LEWES

Anne of Cleves House, Southover High Street (01273) 474610: Tudor Housewife, from 11am Sept 4.

New Venue: The Group, a club for unattached people aged 45 plus years opens its new venue in Lewes, 8pm Sept 4. Details on www.thegroup.org.uk

NEWICK

The Green: Newick Horticultural Society Show and Fun Dog Show, 1pm Sept 1.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Dunorlan Park, Events Field, Halls Hole Road: Moscow State Circus, Sept 5-9. Tickets 0844 856 5555.

EXHIBITIONS

ALCISTON

Keepers, Bo-Peep Lane: Open Studios, 11am-5pm Sept 1/2/8/9.

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 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, until Sept 9.

EASTBOURNE

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Modern African Art, 10am-4pm Aug 31-Sept 29.

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, until Sept 6.

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

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

St Anne’s Galleries, 111 High Street: The View From Newhaven by Harold Mockford, Sat/Sun 11am-6pm (Aug 31 6pm-9pm); From the Artists Studios, 10am-5pm Sept 1/2.

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 until Sept 9.

SINGLETON

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

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

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

REGULAR EVENTS

ALFRISTON

Alfriston School: Zumba, Mon 7.30-8.30pm. Louise 07786 425758.

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.

COOKSBRIDGE

Beechwood Hall, Beechwood Lane: Every Tuesday 10am-noon, Bumps and Babies Drop-in group. Meet other parents, soft flooring and toys for babies. More info lewesparentssupport@nct.org.uk 08442436187.

CROWBOROUGH

Kip McGrath Tuition Centre: Revision classes in Maths, English and Science. For details call 01892 611599.

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.

HOVE

Freemasons, 38-39 Western Road: Alta, 9pm-2am Fridays; Aran Teynolds and Ollie Sturdy, 8.30pm-2am Saturdays.

Salvation Army Hall, Conway Street: Brighton Welsh Male Voice Choir meet, 7.30-9.30pm Mondays. Details on 01273 323733 or www.brightonwelshmalevoicechoir.co.uk

LAUGHTON

Village Hall: Village Hall Market, second Saturday of every month 10am-noon. Fresh produce, usual craft stalls. More info 01323 811286.

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.

PORTSLADE

Blank Studios and Gallery, 108 North Street: Into the Wild Centre of Creativity, 5.45-7.45pm Tuesdays. Contact 07757 747 027 or evaweaver@talk21.com

RINGMER

Football Club, Anchor Field: Ringmer Barn Dance Group: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8pm (no meeting in September). £3. More information from 01273 814254/812760.

St Mary’s Room, Ringmer Village Hall: Lewes District Art Club meets 2-4pm every Tuesday for a varied programme of demonstrations and workshops. New members welcome. Phone 01273 812316.

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.

ST LEONARDS-ON-SEA

The Crown House, 57 Marina: Jazz Night with Duncan J Reeks and band Bop2Bossa, 8.30pm Tues. Admission free. More information at www.bop2bossa.com

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

EASTBOURNE

St Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street: Eastbourne Local History Society – Hop Pickers and Their Tokens by Duncan Pennock, 2.45pm Sept 4.

LEWES

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – The Beat Goes on by Neil Sadler, 2pm Aug 31/Sept 3.

SEAFORD

St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Road: The History of Sussex by the writer David Arscott, 2.30pm Tuesday Sept 4.

WALKS

BIRLING GAP

Car park: Let’s Go Fly a Kite, 1 mile, make a kite and fly it on the Downs, with Adrian Harrison, National Trust. Booking essential 01323 423197.

CHAILEY

Romany Ridge Common car park: Romany Ridge to Plumpton Green, 9.5 miles with Joy and Chris Ford, Sussex Pathfinders, 10.30am Sept 2.

EASTBOURNE

End Fletching/Manor Road, by track: Beachy Head Ramblers – My Back Yard With a Sting, 12.5 miles with Mike G 01323 507734 (picnic lunch), 10am Sept 2.

EXCEAT

Woodland car park behind the Seven Sisters Visitor Centre: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Four of the Seven Sisters, 8 miles with Bernard and Barbara 01273 844840, 10.30am Sept 4.

FIRLE

Village car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Has Anybody Seen Stephen Gough? 6 miles with John C 01323 726334, 10am Sept 1.

LEWES

Railway Station: Lewes Footpaths Group – 9.30am train to Bishopstone (beach picnic) with Janet 475867 Sept 4.

PEVENSEY

Car park at east of castle: Beachy Head Ramblers – Romans and Marshes, 4.5 miles with Irenee 01323 471263, 6.15pm Sept 6.

PLUMPTON

Plumpton College, Ditchling Road: A leisurely walk around Plumpton College estate in attractive Sussex countryside, 3hrs with Reg Lanaway, Lecturer, Plumpton College, 9.30am Sept 5. Booking essential 01273 890454.

POLEGATE

The Harvester: Polegate Ramblers – Leisurely Walk, Sovereign Harbour South, 2-3 miles with Joan S 508651, 10.30am Sept 6.

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – To The Bluebell Woods, 5 miles with Jean W 483970, 9.30am Sept 6; Home For Tea, 10 miles with John R 724972, 9.30am Sept 6.

SEAFORD

Buckle car park, Marine Parade: Tide Mills Historic Guided Tour, 2pm Sept 2 (01323) 897426. Tickets available at Seaford Tourist Information Center 37 Church Street.

Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street: Seaford Historic Guided Tour (01323) 897426, 10.30am Sept 1.