What’s On - from January 13

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BRIGHTON

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Cafe Scientifique, 8pm Jan 17; Speaky Spokey, 8pm Jan 19.

EASTBOURNE

United Reformed Church Hall, Upperton Road: Concentus Chorale rehearsals for A West End Musical Spectacular in June. Mondays 7.30pm-9.45pm. Further information from Evelyn Smith 01323 643358.

Victoria Hotel, Latimer Road: Beachy Head Ramblers Social Evening, 7.30pm Jan 17.

LAUGHTON

Village Hall: Laughton Village Hall Market, 10am-noon Jan 13. All the usual stalls.

LEWES

All Saints Centre, Friars Walk: Intrepid Theatre – Theatre Centre Open Day, 9.45am-11am (4-7yrs), Jan 14.

Linklater Pavilion, Railway Lane: Jack’s Back, looking for the elusive bird Jack Snipe, 10am-1pm Jan 13.

NEWHAVEN

Denton Island Indoor Bowls Club: Open Evening, 7pm-8.30pm Jan 13. Try your hand at indoor bowls free of charge, with no obligation.

SEAFORD

Town Council Offices, 37 Church Street: Norman Baker MP Surgery, Jan 14. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

SELMESTON

Village Hall: Alciston and Selmeston Village Market, 10.30am-noon Jan 17. Home made cakes, bread, preserves, great craft stalls. Tea, coffee and bacon sandwiches available.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Big Blue Box, 10.30am Jan 14.

EXHIBITIONS

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre foyer (01293) 553636: Thomas Bennett Community College, Jan 17-26.

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, Jan 17-March 18.

REGULAR EVENTS

ALFRISTON

The Old Chapel Centre: Ballroom Blitz, 9.15am-10.15am Thursdays; Zumba, 10.15am-11.15am Thursdays. Details from 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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 6.30pm-7.30pm Tuesdays; Ballroom Blitz, 11am-noon Wednesdays; Zumba, 7.30pm-8.30pm Wednesdays. Details from 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, 10am-11m Tuesdays, 6.30pm-7.30pm Fridays; Ballroom Blitz, 2.30pm-3.30pm Wednesdays. Details from 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

CHAILEY

Village Hall: Results of ecological surveys on Redhouse Common, 7.30pm Jan 19.

EASTBOURNE

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Secrets of The Mary Rose by Eric Huke, 3pm Jan 15. UGT Box office 0845 680 1926 or Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, or on door.

WRVS Centre, Hyde Road: Eastbourne Natural History and Archaeological Society - A Watching Brief at Lewes Priory by Simon Stevens, 7.30pm Jan 13.

LEWES

Anne of Cleves House, Southover High Street: Tudor Twelfth Night Customs and Traditions by Edwina Livesey, 7.30pm Jan 13. contact jjvokins@sky.com 01273 472527.

The Royal Oak, Station Street: Sussex Military History Society – A Soldier’s Story II by Penny Kocher, 8pm Jan 18.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Persian Odyssey by Christopher Rudd, 2pm Jan 13/16.

SEAFORD

St Leonard’s Church Hall: Seaford Lecture and Literary Club – Weekend in Krakow by Peter Hill, 7.30pm Jan 17.

WALKS

BERWICK

Railway Station car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Loop The Loop, 8.5 miles with John K 01323 439889, 10am Jan 15.

LEWES

Castle Entrance, High Street: Haunted Lewes, 7.30pm Jan 14.

North Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Horsted Keynes with Robert 474357, 9.30am Jan 15.

POLEGATE

Jubilee tree, St John’s Road: Polegate Strollers – Ottenham Court, 10am Jan 17 (or meet 10.15am Oakleaf Drive).

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – East Dean to Birling Gap, 5 miles with Brenda 482872 and Rita 488553, 9.30am Jan 19; The Exhilaration of The Downs, 8.25 miles with Sheila and Frank 01424 221611, 9.30am Jan 19 (picnic only).

SOUTHEASE

Southease Bridge: Southease and a River Ouse circular ramble via Telscombe, 5 miles with Nigel Bentley, Oakleafe Sussex Rambling, 9.50am Jan 19. Booking recommended 01323 871554.

WILMINGTON

Priory car park: Beachy Head Ramblers - Three Ways From Wilmington, 10 miles with Brian 01323 760005, 10am Jan 18.