What’s on - February 8 2013

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COMEDY

BRIGHTON

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, Feb 8-10; Comedy Club 4 Kids, 2pm Feb 9; WitTank, 8pm Feb 10; The Noise Next Door: Alternative Valentine’s Day Comedy Lock In, 8pm Feb 14.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Charity Chuckle, 8.30pm Feb 12.

The Quadrant (01273 733 238): The Big Saturday night comedy show in Brighton, with a top selection of comics, including: Paul Harry Allen, Sy Thomas , Gary Sansome , Mel Crosby and compere Sajeela Kershi, 8.30pm (Doors Open 7.00pm), Feb 9; Fosters Comedy Crack Up featuring Gareth Richards with Mark Smith, £5/£4 NUS, from 7.30pm to 10pm, Feb 14.

The Iron Duke pub and hotel: 12 Step Comedy, 8pm Feb 8. Six upcoming stand-up comedians, hosted by Ben Shannon; A Comedy of Careers, 8pm Feb 9. Sketches and songs from due O’shea and O’Gaukroger.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Indian Takeaway with Hardeep Singh Kohli, 7.45pm Feb 8; James Acaster: Prompt, 7.45pm Feb 9; Jethro, 7.30pm Feb 13

HAstings

White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: Roy Chubby Brown, 8pm Feb 14; Puppetry of the Penis, 8pm Feb 15.

HOVE

The Old Market: Laughtermarket – The Valentine Special, 8pm, Feb 14.

LEWES

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: The Treason Show Valentine’s Special, 8.30pm Feb 14.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Comedy Cafe February, 8pm Feb 9.

CONCERTS

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Britten Sinfonia At Lunch, 1pm Feb 9; Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, 2.45pm Feb 10.

HAYWARDS HEATH

Clair Hall (01444 41765): Mid Sussex Sinfonia, St Valentine’s Concert 7.30pm, Feb 9.

GIGS

BRIGHTON

Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Plan B, 6.30pm Feb 11.

Concorde 2: We Came As Romans, Feb 12.

Hilton Metropole Hotel: Don McMurray’s Stompers, live New Orleans style trio, in the restaurant, 12.30pm-3pm Sundays.

The Iron Duke pub and hotel: ID Goes Acoustic, 8pm Feb 13.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Courtney Pine and Guests, 8pm Feb 7; Van Couer + Animal Magic Tricks + Embla Quickbeam, 7.30pm Feb 9 (entrance by donation); Bitter Ruin, 7.30pm Feb 12.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Brighton Hellenic Nights present The George Kypreos Band, 9pm Feb 8; Ruarri Joseph Solo, 7.30pm Feb 10; London Commands You, 7.55pm Feb 11; Ducie, 8.30pm Feb 13; Grannys Gone Wild, 8pm Feb 13.

World’s End: Duke Of Burgandy & Casual Friends – A night of psychedelic folk rock, 8pm, free, Feb 9.

EASTBOURNE

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Buster Birch Quartet presents Buster Plays Buster, a combination of classic silent film and live jazz, 8pm Feb 8; Con Brio at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon Feb 9; Eclipse, Pink Floyd Tribute, 7.45pm Feb 9.

HAILSHAM

Hailsham Pavilion, George Street (01323) 841414: It was Fifty Years Ago Today! With The Fab Beatles, 7.30pm Feb 9.

LEWES

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Skatoons, 8pm Feb 8; Bob Taylor plus Adela Ryle, Feb 10.

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – New Scorpion Band Early Music workshop, 10.45am Feb 9; New Scorpion Band performance, 8pm Feb 9.

The Royal Oak, Station Street: Folk at The Royal Oak – Annie Dearman and Steve Harrison, 8pm, Feb 14.

SEAFORD

Royal British Legion, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Singers and Musicians Night, 7.45pm Feb 8.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613/532072: The Soldiers, 7.30pm Feb 11.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Matt Pound & Lt Leek/Fred Clark, Breakfast At Trinity’s, 10.30am-12.30pm Feb 9.

STAGE

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Illusions, 7.30pm Feb 13.

Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: Beyond the Barricade, 7.45pm Feb 8; Sing-A-Long-A Grease, 7.45pm Feb 9; Rambert Dance Company, Labyrinth of Love Tour 2013, 7.30pm Feb 13-16 (Thurs mat 2pm).

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Little Red Riding Hood, Feb 7 - 10.

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Langley Drive: The Blunter Brothers are offering a Valentine’s Day dinner/dance gig , Feb 16. Doors 7.30pm-1am. Tickets £32 in advance only on 01293 608608. They are also at the Ravenswood Inn, Horsted Lane, Sharpthorne, Feb 22. Doors 8-12pm. Tickets £8 on the door.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Tosca, 7.30pm Feb 8; Carmen, 7.30pm Feb 9.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: My Gay Best Friend, 7.45pm Feb 14.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Ardingly Prep School presents Bugsy Malone, Feb 8/9; Sussex Youth Ballet presents A Cautionary Tale, 4pm/7.30pm Feb 10.

SEAFORD

The Linton Centre, Clinton Place: Synergy Theatre presents Anne Boleyn, 7.30pm Feb 12-16. Tickets from 01273 301444.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613/532072: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, 7.30pm Feb 4-9 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm)); Tosca, 7.30pm Feb 12; Carmen, 7.30pm Feb 13.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Farm Boy, 7pm Feb 8.

FRIDAY

LEWES Riverside Club talk, Cry of the Eagle by Mark Nash at St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes, 2pm Feb 8.

TANGO Boot Camp at Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street, Brighton (01273)687171, 8pm Feb 8.

SATURDAY

CURRY and Quiz at 7pm in Plumpton Village Hall. The event is in aid of Honeybees and Ladybirds children’s groups. £12.50 per ticket. Teams of eight or individuals welcome (will be put into a team on arrival). Participants will get a big plate of homemade curry and a choice of dessert/cheese and biscuits. There is a licenced bar, a great raffle with excellent prizes. Free entry to quiz. Free champagne ticket draw. Call Jacqui on 01273 890014 for tickets or email jacquiswallis@gmail.com.

JUMBLE: Ditchling Preschool Jumble Sale, Ditchling Village Hall, from 2pm to 4pm. Entrance fee £1. Visit

www.ditchlingpreschool.co.uk or call 01273 846115.

BRAZILIAN Carnival Party, workshop 2.30pm, Carnival Party 5pm Feb 9 at Brighton Dome (01273) 709709.

FAMILY Fun Day at Lewes YMCA, 1pm Feb 9.

NORMAN Baker MP Surgery at Seaford Town Council Offices, 37 Church Street, Seaford Feb 9. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Barcombe Mills, 6.5 miles level, some woodland. Meet in the car park on Barcombe Mills Road, 10am Feb 9.

WALK, Feb 9. Mid Sussex Ramblers, Hassocks Circular, 5 miles with Eric 01273 843715. Meet at Hassocks Railway Station car park, 10.15am.

SUNDAY

DITCHLING: Orchid show, Garden Pride, Ditchling, from 11am to 4.30pm. Tombola and expert advice.Mid Sussex Orchid Society.

BEACHY Head Ramblers walk, That Old Favourite, 14 miles with James 07989 285249. Meet at Bishopstone Railway Station, 10am Feb 10.

LEWES Footpaths Group walk, Henfield with Janet 475867, option of half day walk or a 2-3 mile stroll in the area. Meet at North Street car park, Lewes, 9.30am Feb 10.

THE Big Bite-Size Breakfast at The Buttercup Cafe, 15 Malling Street, Lewes. Early Bird and Late Riser sittings, doors at 10.15am or 11.45am Feb 17.

WALK, Feb 10. Mid Sussex Ramblers, Danehill in the steps of Richard, 6.5 miles with Ray and Alison 01342 311632. Meet at Danehill car park in School Lane, adjacent to Memorial Hall, 10.15am.

MONDAY

SINGING: 6th Form Centre, Mile Oak Road, Portslade, 7pm-9pm (Term-time). Potential new singers are warmly invited to meet and sing alongside existing members in friendly and enjoyable surroundings. With proven benefits to mind, body and soul, experience concerts, tours, festivals and workshops, singing a range of music with professional instrumentalists and soloists. Visit www.sussexvoiceworks.co.uk/ call 01293 419665.

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

LEWES History Group talk, Suffragettes and Suffragists at Kings Church Building, Brooks Road, Lewes, 7.30pm Feb 11.

DRUMS: All Saints Centre (small hall), Lewes: 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

LEWES Riverside Club talk, Miracle Seeds Amazing Health Benefits of Linseed by Durwin Banks, at St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes, 2pm Feb 11.

ST MARY’S Supporters Club talk and demonstration, The Latest Photoshop Elements software by Cliff Carter, 7.45pm Feb 11 at St Mary’s Social Centre, Christie Road, Lewes.

SUSSEX Family History Group talk, Lewes Avalanche by David Goldmsith at the Luxford Day Centre, Uckfield, 7.30pm Feb 11.

BINGO evening - Come and have fun with us - Tea & biscuits afterwards, from 7.30pm. All welcome. Yapton & Ford Village Hall, Main Road, Yapton. BN18 0ET.. Free Parking.

TUESDAY

EASTBOURNE Society Talk, Eastbourne’s Libraries, past, present and future by Ceris Howard, Senior Librarian at St Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street, Eastbourne, 7.30pm Feb 12.

SUSSEX Salon Series: What is the effect of the 50 Shades phenomenon? 8Pm Feb 12 at Brighton Dome (01273) 709709.

WALK, Feb 12. Mid Sussex Ramblers, Mayfield Meander – Varied Countryside, 7.5 miles with Richard B 07909 177529. Meet at Mayfield car park in South Street, 10am.

WEDNESDAY

Charity Speed Dating for people in their 20s and 30s at Modelo Lounge, 145-146 Church Road, Hove, from 7pm to 10.15pm. Costs £10. £5 goes to www.familysupportwork.org.uk.

UCKFIELD Decorative and Fine Arts Society talk, A Personal Heaven: The Paintings of Stanley Spencer by Valerie Woodgate, 2.30pm Feb 13 at Uckfield Civic Centre. New members and guests welcome.

THURSDAY

U3A free lecture, The Beatles as Socio-Cultural Zeitgeist by Prof Sheila Whitely. An examination of the band’s influence during the 1960s and beyond. 2.30pm in the Council Chamber, Lewes Town Hall, Feb 14. All welcome.

EXHIBITIONS

Alfriston

The Coach House Gallery: Radiance, an exhibition of seven artists work, weekdays 10am-5pm, weekends 11am-5pm, Feb 16-March 14.

Bexhill

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill on Sea (01424 229111): Cycles of Radical Will by Shaun Gladwell. From February 2 to June 23.

BRIGHTON

ONCA Gallery, 14 St George’s Place (info@onca.org.uk): Ghosts of Gone Birds, ongoing. Free admision. Our Time In Ice, February 28 to May 31.

Space @ Create Studios, Unit D&E, Level 2 South, New England House, New England Street: Chris Floyd - 140 Characters, until Feb 24.

Horsham

The Capitol Theatre Gallery: Farlington School Evening Class Art Exhibition. Until Feb 11.

Horsham Museum and Art Gallery (01403 254959): Christ’s Hospital – 460 Years in the Making. Until Feb 23.

FOREST ROW

The Ashdown Forest Centre, Wych Cross, Forest Row: Ashdown Forest – A Portrait in Watercolour by Oliver Pyle. The exhibition is held at weekends only from 11am to 5pm (or dusk) and runs until the end of March 2013. Visit www.ashdownforest.org.