What’s on - December 7 2012

COMEDY

BRIGHTON

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: New Act Night, 8pm Dec 5. Krater Comedy Club, 8pm Dec 8/9.

The Quadrant, 12 North Street: The Big Saturday Night Comedy Show, 8.30pm Dec 8.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: London Philharmonic Orchestra, 3pm Dec 9; East Sussex Music Service’s Great Big Christmas Sing 2012, Christmas Shopping with Dinkey the Teenage Donkey, 5.30pm/7.30pm Dec 11-13.

HOVE

The Iron Duke Pub, 3 Waterloo Street: 12 Step Comedy, 8pm Dec 7.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Christmas Comedy Cafe, 8pm Dec 8/13; Jo Brand, Winter Warm Up, 8pm Dec 12.

CONCERTS

ARDINGLY

Ardingly College: Carol Service, Dec 10, 7pm; Carol Service, Dec 11, 7pm; Prep School Christmas Concert, Dec 12, 7pm; Prep School Carol Service, Dec 13, 4pm.

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Christmas Concert by Brighton festival Chorus, Brighton Festival Youth Choir and London Gala Orchestra, 6pm Dec 8; Brighotn Philharmonic Orchestra, 2.45pm Dec 9; Katherine Jenkins, 7.30pm Dec 13.

St Bartholomew’s Church, Ann Street: Sussex Symphony Orchestra, A family concert for Christmas, 3pm Dec 8. Tickets on 01273 415384 or at www.ssomusic.co.uk or from the Dome box office on 01273 709709.

BURGESS HILL

All Saints United Reformed Church, Junction Road: 1.10-1.55pm: Keith Lewis (Piano), Dec 13. Doors open 12.30pm. Entrance free, but donations towards costs appreciated. Refreshments available. More information from 01444 870977.

EASTBOURNE

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Fiona Hosford, harpist, 7.30pm Dec 7.

SEAFORD

St Leonard’s Parish Church, Church Street: Concentus Chorale Christmas Concert, 7.30pm Dec 15. Tickets available from Newberry Estate Agents, Seaford or on the door.

GIGS

BRIGHTON

Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Rizzle Kicks, 6.30pm Dec 6/7. Magic of Motown, 8pm Dec 8; Status Quo, 6.30pm Dec 10; Peter Andre: Up Close and Personal, 6.30pm Dec 11.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Orbital, 7pm Dec 11

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Roller Trio, 8.30pm Dec 10; Molotov Jukebox, 7.30pm Dec 11; The Blues Band, 8pm Dec 12.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: The Jam Brighton Show, 2.30pm Dec 9; Harmony Glen, 8.30pm Dec 10; Ladies on the Line, Dec 11; The Qukulele Christmas Special, 7.30pm Dec 12; Steve and The Ghost, Dec 13.

St Mary’s Church, St James’ Street (01273) 709709: Patrick Wolf, 7pm Dec 11.

The Haunt, 10 Pool Valley: Graveyard, 7pm Dec 7; Speech Debelle, 7pm Dec 11.

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street: Brighton Jazz Club, Jon Lloyd Quintet, 8pm Dec 7.

CHAILEY

The Five Bells: Strings Plus, Dec 7.

CRANLEIGH

Cranleigh Arts Centre, 1 High Street 01483 278000: Paul Jones & Friends, Dec 17 & 18, 8pm. www.cranleighartscentre.org

EASTBOURNE

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Kevin Barber at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon Dec 8.

HOVE

The Iron Duke Pub, 3 Waterloo Street: ID Goes Acoustic, 8pm Dec 12.

SHARPTHORNE

The Ravenswood: Evening: Pam’s People, Dec 9.

STORINGTON

GJ’s Guitar Emporium: ‘Coustics Blues, Dec 11, 8pm.

STAGE

ARDINGLY

Ardingly College: College Musical - Cabaret, Dec 5-8, 7.30pm.

BRIGHTON

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place (01273) 746118: Hansel and Gretel, Dec 6-9.

Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: Haunting Julia, 7.45pm Dec 4-8 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

CRANLEIGH

Cranleigh Arts Centre, 1 High Street 01483 278000: The Jackie Generation - Christmas Cracker Show, Dec 7, 8.30pm; The Very Snowy Christmas, Dec 8, 11am & 2pm. www.cranleighartscentre.org

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Russian State Ballet and Opera House, Swan Lake Dec 4/5, Sleeping Beauty, Dec 7/8.

LEWES

All Saints Centre, Friars Walk: Lewes Theatre Club presents a double bill, Animal Farm and The Browning Version, Dec 1-8.

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Voodoo Room, Dec 7; Tab Hunter and Tim Cotterell, Dec 9.

Crown Inn, 191 High Street: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Hard Pressed, Dec 8.

The Royal Oak, Station Street: Folk at The Royal Oak – Reg Meuross, 8pm Dec 13

Southover Church, Southover High Street: Riding Lights Theatre Company present Give it Back Mak! 7pm Dec 10. Box office 01273 474971 or email judy@yeomans4.plus.com

NEWICK

Village Hall: Newick Amateur Dramatic Society presents Murdered to Death, 8pm Dec 5-8. Box office 01825 722359 or 01825 722985, tickets also available at Newick Butchers or info@newickdrama.org

SEAFORD

Royal British Legion, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Phil Hare, 7.45pm Dec 7.

WORTHING

Assembly Hall Theatre (01903) 206206: The Bay City Rollers Story, Dec 8.

FRIDAY

BOLNEY: Mid Sussex Healthy Walk: Level 3. Walk starts at 9.15am. Meet at the Community Cafe, Batchelors Field, The Street (TQ 262 233). For more information please contact Mid Sussex Park Rangers on 01444 477561 or visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/healthywalks

SUSSEX MINERALS SMLS are having their monthly talk at the Redwood Centre, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, 7.30 for 8pm. This month it’s Chris Carlon, speaking about ‘Mineral deposit geology in Britain’. www.smls.org.uk or Secretary, 01444 483041.

LINDFIELD Crafts & Market Friday, King Edward Hall, Lindfield, 9am-12.15pm. Village market offering a lovely selection of quality stalls with prices for all pockets. Plants, gifts, cakes, jams and vintage goods. For more info tel Beverley 01444 440274 or Email allthingsnicecft@aol.com

HURSTPIERPOINT Film Society is showing Memento (15) in the Players Theatre, H urstpierpoint. Doors & Bar 7pm / Film 8pm. Tickets £4 / £6 from Mishon Mackay/ online www.hurstfilmsociety.org/ 01273 835875. Sponsored by Claire Brewer Photography

SCOUT Christmas post event. December 7 and 8, Burgess Hill Scout Post. RH15 area only. Donation 25p per card. Boxes at Help Point, Tesco and Waitrose and many others around town. Last collections from boxes will be noon on December 20. Deliveries start on December 21.

SATURDAY

BALCOMBE: Mid Sussex Healthy Walk: Level 4. Walk starts at 9.30am. Meet opposite Victory Hall (no parking in hall car park), Stockcroft Road (TQ 309, 306). For more information please contact Mid Sussex Park Rangers on 01444 477561 or visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/healthywalks

CHRISTMAS Fair at Lewes Town Hall organised by Cliffe Bonfire Society, 10am-2pm Dec 8. Craft stalls, jewellery, Christmas gifts, beauty products, raffles, tombola, homemade produce, refreshments and licensed bar.

A CHRISTMAS COFFEE CONCERT will be held at Haywards Heath Methodist Church, Perrymount Road. You are invited to join us for coffee and mince pies in the Community Room at 10am, followed by a Christmas Concert at 10.45am in the Church. The concert will be given by the Church Choir and Orchestra and is in aid of Action for Children. Tickets are £5 each and can be obtained from Christine Naested (01444 487611), Liz & Rod Willerton (01444 441479) or from Haywards Heath Methodist Church Office on weekday mornings. All are welcome to attend this event.

FLOWERS FOR CHRISTMAS – a presentation of contemporary flower arrangements for the home, takes place at The Talbot Inn, Cuckfield, 10am. £10 to include coffee & mince pies. Please contact Belinda Campopiano, 01444 413213 to book.

DITCHLING Preschool Christmas Fair, Ditchling Village Hall, Lewes Road, Ditchling, 10am-2pm. Come and join in the festive fun, lots of lovely stalls, tombola, raffle, arts and craft tables for the children. Homemade cakes and refreshments and not forgetting Santa’s Grotto! Admission - £1 per family. More information from 01273 846115 or www.ditchlingpreschool.co.uk

HASSOCKS: Mid Sussex Happy Breed Dog Rescue Society Xmas coffee morning, 10am-noon at Adastra Hall, Hassocks. Fantastic bargains and grand Xmas raffle. Please support.”

BURGESS HILL DISTRICT LIONS CLUB: Santas Grotto is being held at South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks, 10am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm. X HAYWARDS HEATH: Charity Christmas Fayre in aid of registered charity Kangaroos at The Ashenground Community Centre, Southdown Close, Haywards Heath, 2-5pm. Free Entry. Lots of exciting stalls – come and do your Christmas shopping! Refreshments, grand raffle.

BURGESS HILL: West Sussex Coeliac Group is holding a Drop In Coffee Morning in the Coffee Shop Plus, 61 Church Walk, Burgess Hill, 9.30-11.30am.

SUNDAY

HOLMSTED MANOR, Staplefield Road, Haywards Heath invites you to “Carols at The Manor”. Come and join us for an evening of carols and Christmas celebrations, 6.30pm start, festive refreshments will be served.

CUCKFIELD Crafts & Market, Queens Hall Cuckfield, 9.30am-1pm. Super modern crafts and design led gifts market over 30 stalls including plants, cakes, bunting and vintage goods. For more info tel Beverley 01444 440274 or Email allthingsnicecft@aol.com

HASSOCKS: Burgess Hill District Lions Club - Santas Grotto is being held at South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks, 10am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm.

MONDAY

CHOIR: Performing Arts Centre, Sussex Downs College, Mountfield Road: East Sussex Community Choir rehearsals, 7.30pm Mondays. We welcome all new members, whether you have some choral experience or you have never sung in a choir.

TUESDAY

EAST GRINSTEAD: Mid Sussex Healthy Walk: Level 2. Walk starts at 10am. Meet at Imberhorne Farm, Imberhorne Lane (TQ 373 384). For more information please contact Mid Sussex Park Rangers on 01444 477561 or visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/healthywalks

MID SUSSEX RAMBLERS 7.5 mile Clayton Windmills circular walk via South Downs Way, Ditchling Beacon, Stanmer Down (picnic lunch) and High Park Farm. Meet at Jack and Jill Windmills car park, Clayton (TQ 302134) at 10.30am. For more information about this event please call 01444 441926. Alternatively, you can ring a mobile number on the day: 07843 566 602.

WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP at Bolney Vineyard Café, 9.15-11.45am. Come along and enjoy making your own gorgeous scented eucalyptus wreath. The event costs £48 to include all materials, coffee & cakes – spaces limited, please contact Belinda Campopiano to book 01444 413213.

WEDNESDAY

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

EXHIBITIONS

BRIGHTON

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery: Shoot the Wrx: Filmmaker and Artist Jeff Keen, until Feb 25.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre foyer (01293) 553636: African Mystique and Laura Morgan Photography, Dec 2-15.

EASTBOURNE

Under Ground Theatre foyer, Grove Road; Christine Munro, 10am-4pm Fri/Sat until Dec 29.

FOREST ROW

The Ashdown Forest Centre, Wych Cross, Forest Row: Ashdown Forest – A Portrait in Watercolour by Oliver Pyle, weekends only 11am to 5pm (or dusk), until the end of March 2013.

LEWES

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Weas-Heal – Sussex Arts Collective, 10.30-5pm Tues-Sat, 11am-3pm Sun/Mon, until Dec 22.