What’s On - from April 15

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DIARY DATES

ALFRISTON

Drusillas Park (01323) 874100: Peppa Pig and George, April 20.

BEXHILL

De la Warr Pavilion (around the building) (01424) 229111:

A nod to Cage, seven weeks of installations, music and live

performance, April 15-June 5.

Big Art Club, 10am-1pm April 18-21.

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Ribal Groove with Ollie Heath, 10am-3pm April 18/19.

New Road: The Chocolate Festival, 10am-6pm April 16/17. Free admission.

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place (01273) 746118: New Season’s Social, 7pm April 16.

Westhill Community Hall, Compton Avenue: Vintage Makeup and Hairstyling techniques (1940s and 50s) 7.30pm-9.30pm April 15. To book 07989 393891.

EASTBOURNE

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: Tea Dance, 2pm-5pm April 19.

HADLOW DOWN

Wilderness Wood: Bunny biscuit bake, April 15; Easter feast, egg decorating, Junior Rangers – Eggscellent Adventure, April 16; Castaway, April 18; Woodland Monsters, April 19; Easter Artists, April 20, Weave a Basket, April 21.

HAILSHAM

Community Centre, Vicarage Lane: Carnival Queen Coronation Evening, April 16.

LEWES

All Saints Centre, Friars Walk: Bits and Bobbins Craft Fair, April 16.

RINGMER

Village Hall: South Street Bonfire Society Table Top Sale, 9.30am-noon April 16. Entry 30p.

SEAFORD

Over 60s Club, Sutton Corner: Seahaven Lioness Club Quiz Night, 7.30pm April 16. £5 per person, teams up to four people. Tickets from 01323 492263.

SINGLETON

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (01243) 811363: Children’s Wonderful Easter Wednesday, April 20.

UCKFIELD

Ashdown Room, Civic Centre: Panel speakers on the AV Referendum – ask questions what to do, 7pm-9pm April 15. Refreshments 50p.

EXHIBITIONS

BEXHILL

De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Every Day is a Good Day, The Visual Art of John Cage, April 15-June 5.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre foyer (01293) 553636: Double Exposure, until April 23.

EASTBOURNE

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road (01323) 737677: Beresford Pont at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon April 16.

HAYWARDS HEATH

The Green Tree Gallery, Borde Hill Garden: Spring Exhibition ‘Love is Enough’ has been inspired by the poem of the same title by William Morris. It will feature work by the four in-house artists/makers, which will be broad ranging, both in media and prices, until April 28. Opening hours: 10.30am-5pm, closed Mondays. www.greentreegallery.co.uk, tel: 01444 456560.

HORSHAM

Tanbridge House School, Guildford Road: Model Railway Exhibition, 10am-5pm April 16, 10am-4.30pm April 17. £5.50/£3.50.

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 until April 14; Crossings – Ann Johnson, Tues-Sat 10.30am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm, April 16-28.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Camden Road – The Photographs, until April 17.

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.

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.

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

BEXHILL

De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: A Discussion on John Cage by Laura Kuhn and Margaret Leng Tan, April 16.

HEATHFIELD

St Richard’s Church, Park Road: Heathfield and District Horticultural Society – Alpines from Switzerland, 7.30pm April 18. Visitors £2.

LEWES

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Edwardian Lewes Again by Bob Cairns, 2pm April 15; Thank the Forces by Sue Smith, 2pm April 18.

The Royal Oak, Station Street: Sussex Military History Society – AGM plus The 1942 Channel Dash by Simon Bellamy, 8pm April 18.

Lecture Room, Lewes Town Hall: Lewes Archaeological Group - Tidemills: a lost industrial village by Joanna Wilkins, 7.30pm April 15 followed at 9pm by the AGM. Members £3/£2, non-members £4/£3.

NEWHAVEN

Age Concern Day Club: Newhaven Gardening Society – A Boiler Suit and a White Coat by Kath Foardham, April 21. Details 01273 515610.

SEAFORD

Seaford Museum, The Esplanade: Russia by Beryl Williams, 7.30pm April 20.

WALKS

BIRLING GAP

Crowlink National Trust car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Downs and Ups, 11 miles with Alison G 01273 833794, picnic lunch, 10am April 17.

DITCHLING

Village Hall car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Bluebell Woods, 5 miles with Frances 01273 842628, 10am April 16.

EASTBOURNE

Library, Grove Road: Polegate Ramblers – Leisure Walk, Parks and Pavements, 2 to 3 miles with David and Joyce, 10.15am April 21.

EXCEAT

Pump Barn, Seven Sisters Country Park: Gruffalo Pie, 2.5 hours, 10.30am April 15; We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, four hours, 10.30am April 19. Both with Sussex Wildlife Trust. Pre booking essential 01273 497561.

HEATHFIELD

Cuckoo Trail car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Let’s Go Cuckoo, 12 miles with Wendy Green 01825 765545, 10am April 17.

HORAM

High Street car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Springwatch, 6 miles with Bill 01435 812459, 10am April 16.

LEWES

Brook Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Holmbury St Mary to Winkworth 10.5 miles or Ewhurst to Winkworth 6.75 miles, with Bert 473052, 8.30am April 17.

End of Railway Lane: Woodland Wander, one mile with John Parry and the ESCC Adult Social Care Team, Railway Land Wildlife Trust, 11am April 19.

PLUMPTON

Railway Station: Beachy Head Ramblers – Plumpton, 9 miles with John Kirkbride 01323 439889, 10am April 20 (9.29am train from Eastbourne).

POLEGATE

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Margo’s Circular, 4.5 to 5 miles, 9.30am April 21; Girl Power, 9.5 miles with Aled and Sue, 0.30am April 21 (picnic only).

RODMELL

Monks House National Trust car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Rodmell Circular, 10 miles with Paul and Sue 01825 722135, 10am April 19. Bring picnic lunch.

UCKFIELD

Uckfield Station: Ashdown Forest Guided Walk (Pooh sites), four miles with Tim Sparrow, Sussex Community Rail Partnership, 10.30am April 16 pre booking essential 07891 556897.