What’s On - from April 1

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DIARY DATES

BODIAM

Bodiam Castle: Adventures in Archaeology, April 4-8. £2 per child plus normal admission.

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Mother’s Day Open Day, 11am-3pm April 3; Stomp Workshops, 11am adult/child (8-10yrs), 11.45am 11-13yrs, 12.45 14-16yrs, 2pm 16yrs plus and adult, April 3.

Hotel Du Vin: Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival, noon-8pm April 3.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Acumedia, 8.30pm April 6.

Unitarian Church, New Road (01273) 709709: Kathak dance workshop with Amin Khayyam, (age 7yrs plus), noon-2pm April 2.

Westhill Community Hall, Compton Avenue: Introduction to Burlesque (adults only), 7.30pm-9.30pm April 1; Burlesque Workshop (adults only), 12.30pm-5.30pm April 2. To book contact 07989 393891.

HADLOW DOWN

Wilderness Wood (01825) 830509: Junior Rangers Daffodil Decorating, April 2.

LEWES

Precinct: Farmers Market, 9am-1pm April 2.

St Mary’s Social Centre, Christie Road: St Mary’s Gardening Club Spring Sow, April 2.

SEAFORD

Cemetery Gates, Alfriston Road: Seaford Cemetery Historic Guided Tour with Kevin Gordon, 2pm April 3.

Outside Seaford TIC, Church Street: Historic Guided Tour of Seaford with Kevin Gordon, 10.30am. Tickets £4 from TIC 01323 897426.

EXHIBITIONS

BUXTED

The Reading Room: Buxted Art exhibition, 6pm-9pm April 8, 10am-5pm April 9. To include paintings by members on the old spire shingles from St Margarets Church to be auctioned for church funds.

DITCHLING

Stoneywish Nature Reserve: ‘Pen And Palette’ an exhibition of art and calligraphy by Gerald Fleuss, Patricia Gidney and Rosemary Pavey at Stoneywish Visitor Centre, April 2-3, 11am-5pm.

EASTBOURNE

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road (01323) 737677: Mike Blaber at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon April 2.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: The East Group, a regional group of the Surrey Sculpture Society, until April 5.

LEWES

Barbican House: A selection of printed items by John Baxter 1781-1858 from the Sussex Archaeological Society’s Library, until May 8.

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane (01273) 487744: Far From Blue, Tues-Sat 10.30am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm April 2-14.

SEAFORD

Seaford Museum, The Esplanade: Opening for the summer season with a new exhibition, Seaford Rediscovered, 1pm April 2/3.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Domestic Mapping, until April 2; Camden Road – The Photographs, April 3-17.

REGULAR EVENTS

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.

HELLINGLY

Village Hall: Hailsham Photographic Society, Thursdays 7.30pm. Varied programme to suit all. Amazing value membership www.hailshamphotographicsociety.co.uk or ring 01323 847528.

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.

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.

TALKS

LEWES

Lecture Room, Lewes Town Hall, Fisher Street entrance: Lewes Astronomers – What you have always wanted to know about astronomy and dare not ask by Norman Walker (Worthing Astronomical Society), 7.30pm April 6.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club - The Starfish Project by Ann Blight, 2pm April 1; Weekend in Krakow by Peter Hill, 2pm April 4.

Town Hall, Lecture Room: Friends of Lewes - Charles Dickens in East Sussex by John Ford, BA (Hons), 7.45pm April 7.

NEWHAVEN

Newhaven Fort: A Soldier’s Story: From the Khyber Pass to the Jungles of Burma by Penny Kocher, 6.45pm for 7pm April 6. Booking essential 01273 515764.

SEAFORD

St Peter’s Church Hall: East Blatchington Lectures, Botticelli Exposed by Kay Blackburn, 2.30pm April 5. £5 from Living Words or at door.

UCKFIELD

Civic Centre: Uckfield and District Preservation Society – Scandals: Sensational, Salacious and Sad by Chris McCooey, 7.30pm April 1. Members £2, non-members £3.

WALKS

BERWICK

Railway Station north car park: Berwick-Glynde, Spring in the Scarpfoot, 7 miles with Geoffrey Mead, 10am April 3. £3.

EXCEAT

Visitor Centre: Beachy Head Ramblers - Some Sisters and Forest Circular, 10 miles with Colin W 01323 647665, 10am April 6.

HAILSHAM

Cuckoo Trail car park, off South Road: Hailsham Ramblers - 4 mile circular walk from Cowbeech, 9.20am April 6, details 01323 842193; short stroll in Princes Park Harbour, 9.20am April 6, details 01323 843530.

LEWES

Brook Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Gun Hill, Chiddingly with Heather 473505, 9.30am April 3.

POLEGATE

High Street: Polegate Ramblers – Leisure Walk, One Track Mind, 2.5-3 miles with Rick, Bus 51 from High Street at 9.47am April 7.

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Long Way Up; Short Way Down, 5 miles with Roger S, 9.30am April 7; Back on The Levels Again, Again, Repeated, 9 miles with Geoff, picnic only, 9.30am April 7.

WILMINGTON

Priory car park: Beachy Head Ramblers - Winchester for Tea, 6.5 miles with Naomi and Pete 01323 485005, 10am April 2; Spring Over the Downs, 13.5 miles with James 07989 285249, 10am April 3.