What’s on - December 13 2013

Comedy

Brighton

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, Dec 13-15; Barbara Nice’s Countdown to Christmas, 2.30pm Dec 15; The Mondays – The Seagull Has Landed, 8pm Dec 18/19.

Concerts

Bexhill

De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: The London Gay Men’s Chorus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, 5pm Dec 15.

Brighton

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Heath Quartet, 11am Dec 15; Brighton Festival Chorus Christmas Concert with London Gala Orchestra and Brighton Festival Youth Choir, 4pm Dec 15.

Lewes

St John sub Castro Church, Abinger Place: Baroque Collective Singers, 6pm Dec 15. Tickets available from Lewes Tourist Information Office or on the door.

Seaford

St Leonard’s Parish Church, Church Street: Concentus Chorale, Concentus Christmas in Seaford, 7.30pm Dec 14. Tickets available from Newberry Estate Agents, 51 Church street or on the door.

The Old Boot (01323) 895454: Christmas Carols – Archway Gospelish and Contemporary Choir will be singing outside. Event in aid of Chestnut Tree Charity, 6.30pm-8pm Dec 19.

Exhibitions

Eastbourne

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Sonya Tatham and Susan Gregory Art exhibition, 10am-4pm Fri/Sat, Dec 6-28.

Lewes

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: The Sussex Arts Collective and The Star Pottery, 10.30am-5pm Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun, Nov 30-Dec 22.

Lewes House: Slater’s Sussex, The Colour Woodcuts of Eric Slater, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, until Dec 23.

Gigs

Brighton

Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Status Quo, 6.30pm Dec 13; Jools Holland, 7pm Dec 14; JLS, 6.30pm Dec 16; Boyzone, 6.30pm Dec 17/18; UNION J plus Room 94, 6.30pm Dec 19.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Earsthetic: Peaches Does Herself film, 7pm Dec 14; DJ/MC Extravaganza 10pm Dec 14.

Concord 2: DJ Derek Farewell Show, Dec 13.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Missing Cat Club, 11pm Dec 13; Glenn Tilbrook, 7.30pm Dec 16; The New York Dollies, Dec 16; Peckham Cowboys, Dec 17; Wellsbourne Society, 8.30pm Dec 19.

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place (01273) 746118: The 10-Minute Play Competition 2013, Dec 6-14.

Eastbourne

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Slade and Sweet, 7.30pm Dec 19.

Hove

The Brunswick, 1-3 Holland Road (01273) 733984: The Gentlemen at Christmas, 8pm Dec 18.

Lewes

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Tortishead Dec 13; The Ouse Valley Collective, 8pm Dec 14; Paul Diello, 3pm Dec 15.

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Sound Tardition Dec 14.

The Royal Oak, Station Street: Folk at the Royal Oak – Rattle on The Stovepipe, 8pm Dec 12; Folk at the Royal Oak – Christmas Party Night, 8pm Dec 19.

Seaford

British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Will and Wolfie, 7.45pm Dec 13.

Stage

Brighton

Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Diversity – Limitless, 1.45pm/7pm Dec 15.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Plus Olivia Louvel, 8pm Dec 12; Earsthetic: Datamatics (ver 2.0) Ryoji Ikeda, 8pm Dec 13; Sid Lester’s Christmas Special, 7.30pm Dec 13/14; Petit Mal: Concrete Circus, 7.30pm Dec 17-21, 3pm Dec 22.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Tina C: Where The Hell Were You? 8pm Dec 17.

Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show, 7.45pm Dec 13; An Evening of Burlesque, 8pm Dec 14; Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Dec 17-Jan 5.

The Thistle, King’s Road 0845 1544 145: Bite-Size Comedies: A La Carte, 7pm for 7.30pm Dec 12/15/18.

Eastbourne

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Southern Youth Ballet present The Nutcracker, 5pm Dec 14; That’ll Be The Day, 7.30pm Dec 15.

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Aladdin, Dec 13-Jan 12.

Royal Hippodrome (01323) 412000: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Dec 19-Jan 4.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Geoff and Phil at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon Dec 14. Lancashire Laughter, in word and song; The Pantaloons’ Theatre Company presents Grimm’s Fair Tales, 2pm Dec 15. Tickets 0845 680 1926.

Hastings

White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: Dick Whittington, Dec 13-Jan 4.

Lewes

All Saints Centre, Friars Walk: Puff by John Agard, 7.30pm Dec 14, 3.30pm Dec 15.

Lewes Little Theatre, Lancaster Street: Under the Greenwood Tree, 7.30pm Dec 19-23 (Matinees 2.30pm Dec 21/22). Tickets available from the Tourist Information Centre or www.wegottickets.com.

Tunbridge Wells

Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Jack and the Beanstalk, Dec 13-Jan 5.

FRIDAY

LEWES Riverside Club, Christmas Lunch with the Golden Age Singers, 2pm at St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

SATURDAY

BARGAIN Book Sale at All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes, from 9.30am Dec 14.

CHRISTMAS Market at St Dunstan’s Church in Mayfield, 10am-2pm Dec 14. Lots of festive stalls. To book your child a place to see Father Christmas in his Grotto contact Katy McSunday on 01435 873848.

BELLES Christmas Vintage and Makers Bazaar at the Brighton Centre, 11am Dec 14.

BURGESS HILL: Ballroom Social Christmas Dance. The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill. Ballroom, latin, jive and sequence dancing. 8pm. Doors open 7.45pm. Pay at door. Superb sprung floor, soft lighting, bar. Free parking at Waitrose after 6pm. Enquiries 07767 411115, 01444 248926 or email strictlydancemagic@talktalk.net.

HANDCROSS Park School: Swim-1st Triathlon Club. Beginners and all abilities welcome, 16 years+. Saturday mornings 7-8am swim training. More information from 07910 532 710; www.swim-1st.co.uk/triathlon.html or e-mail triathlon@swim-1st.co.uk.

HASSOCKS: Santa’s Chirstmas Grotto - organised by Burgess Hill District  Lions. (all proceeds support the Lions’ local community projects), South Downs Heritage Centre, Brighton Road. Saturdays 10am to 12:30pm, 13:30pm to 4pm, Sundays 10:30am to 12:30pm and 13:30pm to 3:30pm. Call 01273 845232 or visit www.south-downs.co.uk.

NORMAN Baker MP Surgery at the Town Council Offices, 37 Church Street, Seaford Dec 14. By appointment only, please call l01273 480281.

SANTA’S Christmas Cottage at Drusillas Park, Alfriston (01323) 847100, Dec 14-23.

SUNDAY

BEACHY Head Ramblers, Nikolaus Walk on 3rd Advent, 10 miles with Gavin and Doris 01323 723541. Meet at East Dean Village car park, 10am Dec 15.

HURSTPIERPOINT: Cream tea dance. Every Sunday. Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, from 2pm to 4.30pm. Call Ray on 01273 719500. Email: starschool@talktalk.net.

LEWES Footpaths Group, A Seaford Stroll, 5 miles with Hilda and Graham 472678. Meet at Lewes Railway Station, 9.25am train to Seaford, Dec 15.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Hurstpierpoint Circular, 5 miles with Frances 01273 842628. Meet at Trinity Road long stay car park, Hurstpierpoint, 11am Dec 15.

SUSSEX: Small friendly group meet on Sunday afternoons for a sociable 4-5 mile walk in the Sussex area.  For details please contact Ann (01403-267149) or Norman (01403-269144).

MONDAY

TEA Dance, 2pm Dec 16 at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings (01424) 462288.

HAYWARDS HEATH Methodist Church, Perrymount Road (Private Hirer- 01444 431644). Let us Help you Discover inner peace. Meditation and wellbeing classes

From 1.30-2.30pm. Fortnightly. £11 pre-booking. £12 one off Class. Bring a friend along for free during December. Booking essential. Proportion of all food sale proceeds go to the charity Haywards Heath Food Bank. Call 01444 413 644. 078 353 796 12. Email: eabailey3@gmail.com or visit www.reikihealermeditation.co.uk.

LINDFIELD: Lindfield Common: Level 1 Mid Sussex Healthy Walks: Every Monday, 10am. Meet by noticeboard in Backwoods Lane car park. For more information please contact Mid Sussex Park Rangers on 01444 477561.

TUESDAY

HAYWARDS HEATH Methodist Church, Perrymount Road (Private Hirer- 01444 431644). Let us Help you Discover inner peace. Meditation and well being classes

From 8-9pm. Fortnightly. £11 pre-booking - £12 one off Class. Bring a friend along for free during December. Booking essential. Proportion of all food sale proceeds go to the charity Haywards Heath Food Bank. Call 01444 413 644. 078 353 796 12. Email eabailey3@gmail.com or visit www.reikihealermeditation.co.uk.

NEWICK Community Centre, Newick Green. Newick Community Club meet every Tuesday and Friday 10.30am-3.30pm for the over 60s. We offer fun and entertainment as well as a super lunch. You can either come for the whole day or just pop in for the morning or afternoon, but if you would like lunch we would need to know by 10am. Just check our door for dates of special forthcoming events. Call us on 07561 372 403 for further information.

SEAFORD Lecture and Literary Club, Seven Sisters Country Park by Ian Rumley-Dawson, 7.30pm Dec 17 at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford.

WEDNESDAY

BEACHY Head Ramblers, Xmas Drink/Lunch, 8 miles with Marilyn 01323 762457. Meet at Wilmington Priory car park, 9.30am Dec 18.

BURGESS HILL: Dancing. Wednesday Nights. Oakmeeds Community College, Station Road, Burgess Hill. Ballroom and latin American dance classes from 7:30pm to 9pm (3 x classes - Beginners, Improvers and intermediates plus a Joint Practice Session). Call 01273 562996, Email sarah@livewireschoolofdance.co.uk. Website: www.livewireschoolofdance.co.uk.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Ashdown Forest Circular, 6.9 miles with Tony 01444 483053. Meet at Goat car park, Ashdown Forest, 10am Dec 17.

SUSSEX Military History Society, SMHS Project Feedback at the Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes 7.30pm for 8pm Dec 18.

THURSDAY

BURGESS HILL: Mid Sussex Brass Band Christmas Concert at St Andrews Church, Junction Road, Burgess Hill, 7.30pm start. There is no entry charge and a collection will be taken during the Concert. The Concert will feature both the Youth and Senior Band, with a lively selection of festive music and a raffle. Contact Paul Homewood, secretary, Mid Sussex Brass Band, on 01444 454824 or visit www.msbb.net.

HASSOCKS: Adastra Hall: Ballroom & Latin social dancing with Debonair Dancing every Thursday, 8-10.15pm. A great evening of dancing for all levels of social dancer. See also our special events over the festive season. For info Tel: 01444 450584 or email david.debonair@btinternet.com

POLEGATE Ramblers, Leisurely Walk: Frosty Winds Might Blow, 2 miles with Rick 482138. Meet at Downland Medical Centre, 10.15am Dec 19. Alfriston, Berwick, Alciston with a Climb, 5.25 miles with Barry 508615; Or, Around Alfriston 8 miles with Rosalind 870451. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am Dec 19.

Exhibitions

Barcombe

Bradness Gallery, Spithurst (01273) 400606: Christmas Weekend: Paintings, prints, cards by Michael Cruickshank, 11am-5pm Dec 14/15. Come and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies.

Crawley

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Zainab Ali until Dec 20.

Eastbourne

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Sonya Tatham and Susan Gregory Art exhibition, 10am-4pm Fri/Sat, Dec 6-28.

Lewes

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: The Sussex Arts Collective and The Star Pottery, 10.30am-5pm Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun, Nov 30-Dec 22 (6pm-8pm Dec 5).

Lewes House: Slater’s Sussex, The Colour Woodcuts of Eric Slater, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, until Dec 23.