What’s on - August 8 2014

COMEDY

BRIGHTON

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club Aug 7; Krater Comedy Club, Aug 8-10/14.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Ken Dodd, 7pm Aug 10.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Russell Howard: Wonderbox – Work in progress, 8pm Aug 8.

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

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.

PETWORTH

The Leconfield, New Street (01798 345111, events@theleconfield.co.uk): Acclaimed harpist Ieuan Jones, £65 per person, including a three-course meal and a glass of wine at the arrival reception, September 24.

GIGS

BEXHILL

De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Bandstand Music – Afro Beach, Aug 9; Neutral Milk Hotel, 7pm Aug 12.

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Carrie Tree, 8pm Aug 10.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Kind Sirs, 7.30pm Aug 13; Catalyst Club, 8pm Aug 14.

Shooshh, 214 Kings Road Arches: Pachanga, 10.30pm Aug 12; Azuri, 10pm Aug 14; Runway, 10pm Aug 9; Glam, 10pm August 9.

Wah Kiki, 211 Kings Road Arches: Vida student’s night, Aug 9; Sundown, Aug 10.

EASTBOURNE

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Jenny Beckwith and Friends at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon Aug 9; Open Stage Night, 7.30pm Aug 14.

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: ELO Again, Aug 9.

HORSHAM

The Capitol (01403 750220): Pipe and Tabor, 7.15pm, August 24; The Cavern Beatles, 8pm, September 19; The Day The Music Died, Buddy Holly 55th Anniversary Tour, 8pm, September 20; Bay City Rollers, Les McKeown and his ‘Legendary’ Bay City Rollers, 7.30pm, September 27;

LEWES

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Scott Free, Aug 8; The Makeshifts, Aug 9; Ray Owen, 3pm Aug 10.

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Come All Ye: Deceptions, 8pm Aug 9.

WORTHING

Assembly Hall 01903 206206: Big Country, 8pm Aug 8.

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: Fear and Misery of The Third Reich (12yrs plus) Aug 8 7.30pm, Aug 9, 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Rock of Ages, 7.45pm Aug 11-16 (Fri 5pm/8.30pm) (Sat mat 2.30pm).

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Circus Summer School, 10am-4pm Aug 4-8; Circus Festival Weekend, 10am Aug 9/10.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Rock Around the Clock, 7.30pm Aug 12-16 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

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: Ariel Drama Academies presents: Alice in Wonderland, 2.30pm Aug 9; Wow! This Show is Magic, 2.30pm Aug 11.

GLYNDE

Glyndebourne (01273) 812321: La triviata, 5.50pm Aug 8/13, 4.35pm Aug 10; Rinaldo, 5pm Aug 9/12/13; La finta giardiniera, 5.05pm Aug 11.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Sir Garfield Sobers, 7.30pm Aug 13.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Glyndebourne: La Triviata, 5.30pm Aug 10.

WORTHING

Pavilion Theatre 01903 206206: Rime, 7.30pm Aug 8-10 (Sat/Sun mat 2.30pm).

FRIDAY

FAWLTY Towers Comedy Dinner at the Winter Garden floral Hall, Eastbourne (01323) 412000, 7.30pm Aug 8/9. An hilarious three course dinner Fawlty style.

LEWES Riverside Club, Flower Arranging with Mrs Parsons. Raffle for arrangements. St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes, 2pm Aug 8.

Tea dance: Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, Southwater (off Cedar Drive). 1.30pm to 3.45pm. Cost £3.50 per person including tea/coffee. For more details ring Southwater Leisure Centre on 01403 733208 or Colin and Margaret on 01403 734409.

WALK: All welcome. Meet in the car park at Southwater Country Park (off Cripplegate Lane) at 11am. Easy, flat, circular, sociable HDC Health walk along bridleways, lanes and the Downs Link. 21⁄2 miles. 11⁄4 hour. Alex 01403 273751.

SATURDAY

BIG Book Sale at St Anne’s Church, Lewes, 10am-2pm Aug 9. Free entry. Lots of books plus coffee and tea. Fundraiser for the church.

FIRLE Vintage Summer Fair at Firle Park, from 10am Aug 9/10.

Hello Kitty: Afternoon only. Brand new for 2014, Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas. Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Plus no trip would be complete without a pampering in the Hello Kitty Beauty Parlour and a thrilling time on the Hello Kitty Secret Garden rides. Call 01323 874100 or visit www.drusillas.co.uk.

HURSTPIERPOINT: Ballroom/latin dance classes, Friday evenings at the Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint. Beginners 6.45-7.45. 2nd Level 7.45-8.45. Improvers 8.45-9.45. Enquiries to Star Dance School (Ray Smith). Call 01273 719500 or email starschool@talktalk.net.

WATERLOO Bonfire Society Anniversary Ball at Lewes Town Hall, 7.30pm Aug 9.

The Stud Farm Allotment and Garden Society of Polegate will be holding their Annual Show from 2pm to 4.30pm on The Lawns, Hyperion Avenue, Stud Farm Estate in Polegate: just off the A27. Everyone is welcome to join in with our community event. As well as horticultural classes, cookery, art and handicrafts and photography exhibits will be judged. There will be games, raffle and tombola. Prize giving will take place from 3.45pm.

SUNDAY

BEACHY Head Ramblers, To Framfield, 12 miles with Sue D. Meet at Blackboys Recreation Ground, 10am Aug 10.

Hello Kitty: Afternoon only. Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on 20 dates during the year! Call 01323 874100 or visit www.drusillas.co.uk.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Hurstpierpoint Circular, 5.5 miles with Paul 01273 831320. Meet at Trinity Road car park, Hrustpierpoint, 10.30am Aug 10.

MONDAY

SUSSEX Family History Group meeting, World War 1 – Ask the Experts, 7.30pm Aug 11 at Luxford Day Centre, Uckfield.

TUESDAY

MID Sussex Ramblers, Above and Beyond Bishopstone and Ouse Valley Reserve, 8.25 miles with Eric (on day) 07885 595131. Meet at the Buckle car park, Seaford, 10.30am Aug 12.

LEWES Footpaths Group: The Great 50th Anniversary Walk into Lewes, Aug 12. Ten walks from 2 miles to 9 miles ending with tea and buns with the mayor in the Town Hall at 3.30pm. Full details of walks at www.lewesfootpathsgroup.org.uk.

Peppa Pig & George: Join in the excitement and snorts of laughter as the lovable Peppa Pig embarks on a Drusillas Park adventure, with her brother George. The cheeky pair will be making appearances at various intervals throughout the day. For more information please telephone 01323 874100 or visit the website at www.drusillas.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY

LINDFIELD: Ballroom/latin dance classes Wednesday eves, King Edward Hall, Lindfield. Beginners 7.30-8.30, Improvers 8.30-9.30. Enquiries to Star Dance School (Ray Smith). Call 01273 719500 or email starschool@talktalk.net.

SEAFORD District Stamp Club meeting at Cross Way Church Hall, Steyne Road, Seaford., German WWII Occupations by John Terry, 7.15pm for 7.30pm Aug 13. All stamp collectors welcome. Tel: 01323 890699.

SUSSEX Family History Group meeting, I’ve Lost My Ancestor Before 1837. How Can I Find Him? By Celia Heritage, 7.30pm Aug 13 at the Ventnor Hall, Blatchington Road, Hove.

THURSDAY

BEACHY Head Ramblers, To the Lighthouse, 5 miles with Jill H. Meet at East Dean Village car park, 6.30pm Aug 14.

POLEGATE Ramblers, Leisurely Walk: Down The Cuckoo Trail, 3 miles with Anne 503736. Meet at Polegate Medical Centre for bus 51 at 9.47am Aug 14. Friston Forest – Littlington, 5 miles with Denise and Alex 487489; Or, Over and Under the Bluebell (without mud) 9 miles with Paul and Barbara 504908 (picnic lunch). Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, Polegate, 9.30am Aug 14.

TRIBAL Earth at Laughton Lodge, Laughton, 2pm Aug 14-17. Providing and promoting community fun, education, relaxation and sustainability. Tel: 07923 007349.

EXHIBITIONS

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.

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; Artists in the Frame, an interesting look at the rich artistic culture of Horsham District, until August 30; Within the Woods, the art of Peter and Sarah Slight, 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.

LINDFIELD

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.