What’s On - from December 9

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ALFRISTON

Drusillas Park (01323) 874100: Santa’s Christmas Cottage, daily Dec 10-23.

BARCOMBE

Village Hall, Barcombe Mills Road: Roger’s Wildlife Rescue Christmas Fair, 9.30am-1pm Dec 11. Many stalls. All welcome.

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome Founders Room (01273) 709709: Children’s Storytelling, 10am Dec 10; Playmakes – Robin and The Big Freeze, 12.30pm Dec 11; Blue Camel Club, 7pm Dec 12; Christmas Ballroom Dance Workshop, 8pm-10pm Dec 12; The Big Book Group, 8pm Dec 13.

Coachwerks, 19, Hollingdean Terrace (01273) 562658: Winter Open Studios, Dec 10/11.

Friends Meeting House: Creating the Tent, 2pm-6.15pm or 7.30pm-9pm Dec 10. Details from 01273 737223.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Baby Loves Disco, 2pm Dec 11.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: WeDidThis Arts Club, Featuring: Brighton Fringe, 6pm Dec 11; Christmas Party Special, Dec 14.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Christmas Craft Market, Dec 15-23.

FOREST ROW

Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road: Mansion Market, 11am-4pm Dec 10. Christmas market with over 70 stalls. Free admission and parking.

HAILSHAM

Cattle Market: Christmas Farmers Market, 9am-12.30pm Dec 10. All the usual stalls. Raffle in aid of Herstmonceux Scout Group to be drawn at noon.

HASTINGS

White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: Ladies Night, Dec 14/15.

LAUGHTON

Village Hall: Laughton Village Market, 10am-noon Dec 10.

LEWES

New King’s Church building, Brooks Road: Lewes History Group Christmas meeting 7.30pm Dec 12.

Spring Barn Farm, Kingston Road (01273) 488450: The Christmas Special Nativity Event, 4pm Dec 10. Proceeds to Chailey Heritage Clinical Services.

St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe: Fair Trade Market, 10am-3pm Dec 10. Fairtrade goods, plus fairtrade tea, coffee, cakes and soup in the cafe.

NEWHAVEN

District Council Offices, Fort Road: Norman Baker MP Surgery, Dec 10. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

Paradise Park: BBQ Experience Roadshow, 11.30am-2.30pm Dec 11. Demonstrations by Dan Cooper.

PEACEHAVEN

Meridian Centre: Carol Concert, 7pm Dec 14; Christmas Festival, 3pm Dec 15.

PIDDINGHOE

Village Hall: Christmas Art and Craft Sale, 2pm Dec 11.

SEAFORD

St Leonard’s Church Hall: Warm Up Bazaar, 10am Dec 10.

St Luke’s Church, Walmer Road: Community Carol Singing, 7pm Dec 14.

Town Council Offices, 37 Church Street: Norman Baker MP Surgery, Dec 10. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

SELMESTON

Village Hall: Selmeston and Alciston Village Market, 10.30am-noon Dec 13. Cakes, bread, free range eggs, quality craft stalls. Refreshments and bacon sandwiches.

WILMINGTON

Village Hall: Wilmington Village Christmas Fair and Coffee Morning, 10am-noon Dec 10. Homemade cakes, preserves, confectionery, books, raft jewellery, tombola, books and Christmas wreaths.

EXHIBITIONS

BARCOMBE

Bradness Gallery, Spithurst: Michael Cruickshank Recent Paintings, 11am-6pm Dec 10-18.

CHICHESTER

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant: Brighton A5 Open Art Exhibition, 1.30pm-3.30pm Tues-Fri, until April 6.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth foyer (01293) 553636: African Mystique and Steve McDonald, until Dec 16.

EASTBOURNE

Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road, Birley Centre: Mixed-media Exhibition, 10am-4pm until Dec 21 and Jan 4-9.

Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road, Casson Gallery: Year 9 artwork illustrating the Birley Centre under Construction, 9am-5pm until Jan 6.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Heroes and Villains, until Dec 14.

HAILSHAM

Gallery North, 70 High Street: The Winter Exhibition, until Dec 24.

LEWES

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane (01273) 487744: Yuletide, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, until Dec 22.

Lansdown Gallery, 5 Lansdown Place: Exhibition of portraits – Faces of Sussex, 10am-5pm until Dec 23.

St Anne’s Galleries, 111 High Street: Little Wonder, Art in Small Sizes, 10am-5pm Sat/Sun, until Dec 18.

The Hive, 66 High Street: Affordable Art Show, weekends only, 11am-4pm in Dec.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Perspectives, until Dec 10; Rudi Vizi, Dec 13-Jan 7.

TALKS

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Uncaged Monkeys In A Night of 200 Billion Stars, 7.30pm Dec 15.

HOVE

Ventnor Hall, Central United Reform Church, Blatchington Road (01273) 298159: Family History Group – Christmas party plus Wartime Christmas by Sarah Tobias, 7.30pm Dec 14.

SEAFORD

St Leonard’s Church Hall: Seaford lecture and Literary Club – The South Downs National Park by Peter Harris, 7.30pm Dec 13.

UCKFIELD

Civic Centre: Uckfield Decorative and Fine Arts Society - Merrily on High: The History of the English Christmas Carol by Peter Medhurst, 2.30pm Dec 14.

Luxford Day Centre, Luxford Way (01444) 452524: Family History Group – Victorian Christmas Show, 7.30pm Dec 12.

WALKS

ALFRISTON

Long Stay car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Frosty Fields and Warm Reception, 5.5 miles with Rachel and Mike 01323 871592, 10am Dec 10.

ARLINGTON

Caneheath (opposite the Old Oak Inn): Arlington Nordic Walk, 6.5 miles with Nigel Bentley, Oakleafe Sussex Nordic Walking, 1.50pm Dec 10. Booking essential 01323 871554.

CLAYTON

Jack and Jill Windmills car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Chattri Circular, 5.5 miles with Guy 01444 450493, 10am Dec 11.

HAILSHAM

Cuckoo Trail car park, off South Road: Hailsham Ramblers - short walk from Lower Dicker (Tel: 01323 845055), 9.20am Dec 14; or a short stroll on the Cuckoo Rail to Polegate (Tel: 01323 440624), 9.20am Dec 14.

Outside council offices, Vicarage Lane: Hailsham Ramblers - 10 mile walk from Shortgate to Isfield, bring a packed lunch, 9.20am Dec 11. Details from 01323 485517.

LAUGHTON

Post Office: Beachy Head Ramblers – Laughton For the Long Stretch, 10 miles with Mike G 01323 507734, 10am Dec 11.

LEWES

North Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Cuckfield with Hazel 473228, 9.30am Dec 11.

Railway Station: Mid Sussex Ramblers – A Stroll to Glynde for a Festive Time, 3 miles with Richard 01273 395749, 10.30am Dec 10; Beachy Head Ramblers – Lewes Circular, 8 miles with Geoff P 01273 478161, 10am Dec 14.

POLEGATE

Co-op car park: Polegate Ramblers – Leisure walk with Rick 482138, 10am Dec 15.

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Berwick and Alfriston Circular with a Twist, 5.25 miles with Barry 508615, 9.30am Dec 15; Round Alfriston and Back for Cake, 8ish miles, picnic only, with Rosalind 870451, 9.30am Dec 15.

UCKFIELD

Car Park beside The Picture House Cinema: Sussex Pathfinders – Uckfield Anniversary Walk from 1977, 10 miles, 10am Dec 11.