What’s On - from February 17

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DIARY DATES

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Children’s Storytelling, 10am Feb 18; Brazilian Carnival – workshops 2.30pm-4pm, carnival party 5pm, Feb 18.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: What Can Possibly Go Wrong? Ecololgical disasters and how to avoid them, 10am Feb 18; Brighton Science Festival, 10am Feb 19; Cafe Scientifique: Fone Fun, 8pm Feb 21; Catalyst Club goes Cuddly, 8.30pm Feb 23.

Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade: Brighton Science Festival - Simply Brilliant, 7.30pm Feb 22.

EASTBOURNE

The Drive pub, Victoria Drive, Old Town: Eastbourne Storytellers on the theme of Love Match, 7.30pm Feb 22. Stories of all sorts will take up the second part of the meeting. All welcome.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Coffee morning, 10am-noon Feb 18 with background music from guitar teacher Ian Issatt.

Victoria Hotel, Latimer Road: Beachy Head Ramblers Social Evening, 7.30pm Feb 21.

HADLOW DOWN

Wilderness Wood: Build a Bird Box, Feb 19.

LEWES

All Saints Centre, Friars Walk: Frostyfest, 8pm Feb 18. Tickets from Union Music Store and Si’s Sounds.

NEWHAVEN

Lewes District Council Offices, Fort Road: Norman Baker MP Surgery, Feb 18. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

SELMESTON

Village Hall: Alciston and Selmeston Village Market, 10.30am-noon Feb 21. Home made cakes, bread, preserves, free range eggs, craft stalls. Refreshments available. Entry free.

EXHIBITIONS

BEXHILL

De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Warhol Is Here, until Feb 26.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre foyer (01293) 553636: Roots And Wings (international photography), until Feb 23.

CHICHESTER

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

EASTBOURNE

Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road: Exhibition of Pupils’ Art Work, until March 18; Birley Centre Exhibition, until March 22.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Photography Exhibition, until Feb 22.

LEWES

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Division – Abstract Paintings, 11am-4pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm Sun, closed Mon, Feb 18-March 1.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Frances Bloomfield, until Feb 11; David Peduzzi, until March 3.

REGULAR EVENTS

ALFRISTON

The Old Chapel Centre: Zumba. Thurs 10-11am. Louise 07786 425 758.

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.

Hanover Community Centre: Drum Unity – Pre-school drum group, 1.30pm under 3s, 2.10pm 3-5yrs, Tuesdays. Tel: 07845 244692 email infor@drumunity.co.uk

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.

Mash Tun, 1 Church Street: Tin Cup Collective, five piece soul/funk band, 9pm Wednesdays; They Mostly Come at Night, Indy, rock, electro, hip hop, 9pm Thursdays.

Open House, 146 Springfield Road: Jazz Workshop, 8pm Tuesdays.

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.

CHIDDINGLY

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

COOKSBRIDGE

Beechwood Hall, Beechwood Lane: Every Tuesday 10am-noon, Bumps and Babies Drop-in group. Meet other parents, soft flooring and toys for babies. More info lewesparentssupport@nct.org.uk 08442436187.

CROWBOROUGH

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

DENTON

St. Leonard’s Church Hall, Heighton Road: Over 60’s can stay healthy or work their way back to good health with movement to music at an Extend class. Wednesdays 2.15-3.15pm. Further details from Jenny on 01273 515373.

EASTBOURNE

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

HAILSHAM

Art Classes in Hailsham, ring Eileen on 01424 532866 for 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.

HOVE

Freemasons, 38-39 Western Road: Alta, 9pm-2am Fridays; Aran Teynolds and Ollie Sturdy, 8.30pm-2am Saturdays.

Salvation Army Hall, Conway Street: Brighton Welsh Male Voice Choir meet, 7.30pm-9.30pm Mondays. Details on 01273 323733 or www.brightonwelshmalevoicechoir.co.uk

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 Centre (small hall): 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

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.

Children’s Centre, YMCA: Every Friday 10am-noon Bumps and Babies Drop-in group. Meet other parents, soft flooring and toys for babies. More info lewesparentssupport@nct.org.uk 08442436187.

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.

House of Friendship, 208 High Street: Cruse Bereavement Care Lewes Drop-in, 10-11am newcomers, 11am-noon main group, Fridays.

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

Lewesiana, High Street: Introduction to DSLR photography classes, 6.30-9pm Mondays from Sept 5. Jerry 07711 519948.

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 Body Workshop: Zumba Weight Loss Sessions, 11.30am-1pm Tuesdays. For details and to reserve your place call Julie 07733 099735.

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

YMCA, Westgate Street: Egyptian Dance general level 13 week course, beginners welcome, 7pm-8.30pm from Sept 8. To book ring 07710362229, (01273) 206944.

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.

Shakespeare Hall, Fort Road: Aerobics Tues 6.30-7.30pm; Ballroom Blitz Wed 11am-noon; Zumba Wed 7.30-8.30pm. Louise 07786 425 758.

PEACEHAVEN

Church Hall, Bramber Avenue: Two Left Feet, line dance class for absolute beginners, Wednesdays, 9.45-10.45am. No partner needed, suitable for all ages. Phone Joy on 01273 587714 for details.

Kempton House, Cavell Avenue: Over 60’s can stay healthy or work their way back to good health with movement to music at an Extend class. Wednesdays, 10-11am. Further details from Jenny on 01273 515373.

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.

PORTSLADE

6th Form Centre, Mile Oak Road: Open Rehearsal, potential new singers warmly invited, 7pm-9pm Mondays, until May 28. Call 01273 419665 for details www.sussexvoiceworks.co.uk

Blank Studios and Gallery, 108 North Street: Into the Wild Centre of Creativity, 5.45-7.45pm Tuesdays. Contact 07757 747 027 or evaweaver@talk21.com

RINGMER

Football Club, Anchor Field: Ringmer Barn Dance Group: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8pm (no meeting in September). £3. More information from 01273 814254/812760.

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.

The Archway, Blatchington Road: Zumba Tues 10-11am & Fri 6.30-7.30pm. Louise 07786 425 758.

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

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Trinity Youth Theatre Company, Mondays until Nov 28.

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.

TALKS

LEWES

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – TBF Opportunities For All by Jenny Barnard-Langston, 2pm Feb 17/20.

WALKS

ALFRISTON

High and Over car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – High and Over Circular, 7.5 miles with Liz F 01323 726120, 9.30am Feb 18.

EASTBOURNE

St Bede’s School: Beachy Head Ramblers – Tiger Lunch, 12.5 miles with Murray 01323 430114, 10am Feb 19.

HAILSHAM

Cuckoo Trail car park off South Road: Hailsham Ramblers - Four mile circular walk from Crowlink, 9.20am Feb 22 (01323 842504); or a short stroll at East Dean, 9.20am Feb 22 (01323 840387).

Outside council offices, Vicarage Lane: Hailsham Ramblers - Eight miles to Mountfield and Darwell Reservoir, 9.20am Feb 19, bring a packed lunch. Details 01323 485517.

HASSOCKS

Dale Avenue long stay car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Hassocks Circular, 6 miles with Frances 01273 842628, 10am Feb 19.

ITFORD

Itford Farm, lay-by beside A26: Beachy Head Ramblers – Cliff and Virginia, 11.5 miles with Naomi and Pete 01323 485005, 10am Feb 22.

LAUGHTON

The Roebuck Inn: Into the Vert from Laughton Roebuck: A Nordic Walk with Nigel Bentley, Oakleafe Sussex Nordic Walking, 1.50pm for 2pm Feb 19. Booking essential 01323 871554.

LEWES

Bus Station: Lewes Footpaths Group – 9.55am Bus 123 to Newhaven with Hilda and Graham 472678, Feb 22.

POLEGATE

Jubilee Tree, St John’s Road: Polegate Strollers – Cuckoo Trail, 10am Feb 21.

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Berwick, Alciston and Alfriston, National Trust Circular, 5 miles with David and Sheila 500877, 9.30am Feb 23; A Mystery Walk, 9/10 miles with Angie 01424 224474, 9.30am Feb 23.