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ALFRISTON

Drusillas Park (01323) 874100: Phobia Weekend - Snake Saturday, June 25; Spider Sunday, June 26.

BERWICK

Railway Station (north side): Bike Ride – Ups, Downs and Around, 5hrs with Graham Dawson (01323) 768557, 10.30am June 25.

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Ballroom Workshop, 8pm June 27.

Garage Studios, 13-16 Vine Street (01273) 609669: Lou O’Bedlam Portrait Masterclass, 10am-2pm June 25; Advanced Portrait Workshop, 11am-3pm June 26.

Westhill Community Hall, Compton Avenue: Burlesque Costume Making, 7.30pm-9.30pm June 24. To book 07989 393891.

CHAILEY

Chailey Common: The Common Touch with Rachel Bennington, Sussex Wildlife Trust, 1.30pm June 26. A family event with games, activities and guided walk.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Crawley Folk and Beer Festival, June 24-26; Festival Ball, 7.15pm June 25.

EASTBOURNE

Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road (01323) 452255: Festival Week – Nugent Midsummer Carnival, 6pm-9pm June 25; Cricket v Eastbourne CC 2.15pm June 29; Cricket v MCC, 11.30am June 30; Cricket v Melbourne Grammar, 12.45pm July 1.

Seaside Rec: Hailsham Lark in the Park Funday, June 25. Entertainment, funfair, refreshments, stalls and games.

FALMER

St Laurence Church: Falmer Flower Festival, 10am-5pm June 25, noon-4pm June 26. Beautiful flowers in St Laurence Church plus refreshments, stalls, tombola, raffle and games in the parish hall.

LEWES

Linklater Centre, Railway Land: Interactive story-telling for kids, tales of seeking refuge and exile, 4 to 8yrs 11am-11.40am; 8 to 12yrs 12.15pm-1pm June 25. In aid of Refugee Week.

Long Man Morris Men Midsummer Walking Tour of Lewes – 10.30am Lewes Castle; 11.30am The Lewes Arms; 12.30pm The Dorset Arms; 2.30pm the Precinct; 3.30pm The John Harvey Tavern; with guests Mythago, Marlings Morris and Blackbrook Plumpton Morris.

Needlemakers Cafe: Fiesta Espanola, an evening full of the tastes and sounds of Spain, 8pm June 24. Tickets in advance only from 07941131216 or 07866138504.

St John’s Church Hall: Barn Dance, 7.30pm June 25 (01273) 475438.

Wallands School, Gundreda Road: Summer Fair, 2pm-5pm July 2. Entertainment and stalls to include bouncy castle, face painting, circus acts and more.

NUTLEY

Nutley Windmill, Crowborough Road: Fete, 11am-5.30pm June 26. Classic MG cars, old motorcycles, stationary engines, cream teas and more. Also windmill open Wednesdays 11am-3pm.

POLEGATE

Town Council Offices, 49 High Street: Norman Baker MP Surgery, June 25. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

RINGMER

Raystede Animal Centre: Car Boot Sale, 9am-1pm June 26; Summer Fair, 10am-5pm June 26; Fun Dog Show, 11am onwards June 26.

SALTDEAN

St Nicholas Church: Flower Festival, 10am-6pm June 24/25, noon-4pm June 26. Refreshments available. Stalls on Saturday.

SEAFORD

Cliff End, Seven Sisters Country park: Drop into a Rock Pool with Ronnie Reed, 1pm June 26.

Martello Fields: Armed Forces Day, 10am June 25.

St Leonard’s Church Hall: Seaford and District Horticultural Society Sweet Pea and Rose Show, June 25.

Seaford and Bishopstone Open Gardens, part of National Garden Scheme, 11am-5pm June 25 www.ngs.org.uk

WESTHAM

Village Hall: Eastbourne Soroptimists Club Posh Afternoon Tea, 3pm-5pm June 26. Tickets must be bought in advance from 01323 731308 Eastbourne area; 469432 Stone Cross area; or 769004 Westham.

EXHIBITIONS

BEXHIL

De la Warr Pavilion Galleries 1 and 2 (01424) 229111: Catherine Yass, 10am-6pm June 25-Sept 4.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre Foyer (01293) 553636: Brambles Art, until July 2.

EASTBOURNE

Casson Gallery, Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road: Year 9 art work, 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm Sat, June 24-July 2.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: East Grinstead Embroiderers Guild exhibition, until June 29; Sackville Community College Summer Exhibition, June 30-July 13.

HAILSHAM

Charles Hunt Centre, Vicarage Fields: Hailsham Photographic Society Print Exhibition, until June 25.

Gallery North, 70 High Street (01323) 846938: Spencer – Binks – Humphreys, until July 2.

LEWES

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane (01273) 487744: Where You Find It, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, until June 26.

Sussex Downs College, Mountfield Road: 6th Form Visual Arts Exhibition, Lavish, 6pm-8.30pm June 28, 9am-5pm June 29-July 7.

REGULAR EVENTS

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.

BRIGHTON

Coachwerks, 19 Hollingdean Terrace: Community Caff, 10am-1pm Saturdays; Capoeira, 7.30pm Mondays; Stray Signals, 7pm first Tuesday of the month; Contemporary Dance, 6.30pm Wednesdays.

Fiddler’s Elbow, 11 Boyces Street: QUIZness Time, 8pm Tuesdays.

Heist, 57 West Street (01273) 822555: Big Trouble in Little Brighton, every Thursday 8pm-1am.

Leconfield, 116/117 Edward Street: Tuesday Teaser (Quiz), Tuesdays 9pm; MiTunes, 8pm Saturdays; Boozy Bingo, 6pm Sundays.

Sidewinder, 66 Upper St James Street: Open Mic Night, Tuesdays; The Sidewinder Garden Quiz, 8pm Wednesdays.

The Cornerstone, 2-6 Elm Grove: It’s Almost a Quiz, Wednesdays 7.30pm-10pm.

The Old Cells Police Museum, Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew’s Square: Escorted tours Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10.30am. To book tel: 01273 291052. Tours free, but donations greatly appreciated.

BURGESS HILL

St Paul’s Catholic College, Jane Murray Way: The Sussex Harmonisers, male Barbershop chorus, rehearse every Tuesday 7.30–10.15pm. If you like to sing, you’ll find it fun to sing with us and you don’t have to be able to read music. New voices (Baritones and Tenors especially) are always welcome so just come along and see what goes on; ring Brian Beglin on 01273 553102 for more details; or take a look at our website, www.sussexharmonisers.org.uk

CHIDDINGLY

Village Hall: Village Hall Market, first Saturday of every month 10am-noon. Fresh produce, usual craft stalls. More info 01435 863795.

CROWBOROUGH

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

EASTBOURNE

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

GOLDEN CROSS

Inn on the Park: Live Jazz with the Chicago Jazzmen, 8.30pm every Thurs.

HAILSHAM

Art classes in Hailsham, ring Eileen on 01323 848361 for more details.

Summerheath Hall, Summerheath Road: Old Time Dancing, Wednesdays 7.30pm-10pm, £2 per evening incl refreshments. Details from Edna 01323 847506 or Dave 500180.

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 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.

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.

Lewes FC: Five week Health and Lifestyle Information Course, Tuesdays 10.30am-12.30pm. £2 per session.

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 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.

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.

RINGMER

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

Cradle Hill School, Lexden Road (01323) 492791: Seaford Choral Society rehearsals. There is no audition. Mondays in November.

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.

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.

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 7pm-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.

GENERAL

Easy Exercise (Extend). Gentle movement to music, specially formulated for older people and those with disabilities. Have fun whilst you improve your mobility, strength and balance. Sessions at several venues in the Eastbourne district and Seaford. To join, ring Sandria 01273 514152.

TALKS

BRIGHTON

Garage Studios, 13-16 Vine Street (01273) 609669: Lou O’Bedlam talk, 7.30pm June 24.

LEWES

Anne of Cleves House: Friends of Anne of Cleves (House) – Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII’s Discarded Bride by Elizabeth Norton, 7.30pm June 24. Details 01273 474610.

Christ Church: Think Tank: Water, a finite resource by David Williamson, 7.30pm June 29.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Vengeance on South-East England by Hugh Miller, 2pm June 24; Life with Crime by Mary MacPherson, 2pm June 27.

SEAFORD

St Leonard’s Church: Non-walking historic tour with Kevin Gordon, 2pm June 26 (01323) 897426.

St Leonard’s Church Hall: Seaford and District Horticultural Society – Stone Cross Windmill by Dave Picton, 7pm June 30.

WALKS

ALFRISTON

Long Stay car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Midsummer Meander, 7 miles with Rachel and Mike 01323 871592, 10am June 25.

BERWICK

Berwick Station: Beachy Head Ramblers – Never Too Far From the Abbott, 10 miles with Mike G 01323 507734, 10am June 26.

BURWASH

Village car park: Burwash in Summer, 5 miles with Sue Clark, Northiam Footpath Group, 2pm June 26.

EXCEAT

Woodland car park (behind Seven Sisters Country Park Centre: Mid Sussex Ramblers – 8 miles with Bernard and Barbara 01273 844840, 10.30am June 26 (bring a picnic lunch).

FIRLE

Firle Bostal car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Circular via Firle Beacon, 6.5 miles with Phil 01273 835931, 10.15am June 25.

Village car park: Walks for Well-Being, Midsummer Munch, 3 miles with Louise Gorst and Anna Richardson Sole and Souls, 10am June 24. Pre booking essential 01273 813722.

FLETCHING

Public car park: Summertime walk to Clinton Lodge Gardens, 5.5 miles with Graham Thompson, 10.30am June 26.

HAILSHAM

Outside the Council Offices, Vicarage Lane: Hailsham Ramblers - 9½ mile walk around Winchelsea, Icklesham and Udimore, Sunday, June 26. Meet at 9.20am. Bring a packed lunch. Tel 01825 485517.

Cuckoo Trail car park off South Road: Hailsham Ramblers - 5 mile walk from Alfriston to Berwick (Tel. 01323 501315), or for a short stroll from Holywell to the Redoubt. (Tel 01323 440624), Wednesday, June 29. Meet at 9.20am.

LEWES

Brook Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Henfield with Keith 471763, 9.30am June 26.

Castle Entrance: The Lewes Ghost Walk, one mile with Malcolm Campbell, 8pm June 25.

PLUMPTON

Plumpton College, Ditchling Road: Plumpton College and the Countryside in the Summer, 2 miles with Reg Lanaway, 9.30am June 29. Pre-booking advisable 01273 890454.

POLEGATE

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Pevensey Castle Circular via Chilley Farm (Rickney), 4.5 miles with Alex and Denise, 9.30am June 30; Up the Hill with Jack and Jill, 10 miles with Margaret and Jill, 9.15am June 30 (picnic only).

SEAFORD

Martello Tower, Seaford Seafront: Beachy Head Ramblers – Sea and Sunset, 5 miles with Alan and Tricia 01323 890181, 6.30pm June 30.