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DIARY DATES

ALCISTON

Parish Church: Arlington Arts Festival - Country Church in Summer, 10am-6pm July 8-10.

ARLINGTON

Michelham Priory (01323) 844224: Game and Country Fair, July 9/10.

Village Hall: Arlington Art and Craft Show, 10.30am-5pm July 9/10 (6pm-8pm July 9).

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Otherworld, 11am/12.30pm/2pm/3.30pm/5pm July 9.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Catalyst Club, 8pm July 14.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Dromos Festival, 1pm-6pm July 9.

HARTFIELD

Village Hall: An Evening with Nightjars, 2.5 hours with Sussex Wildlife Trust, 7.30pm July 11. Pre booking essential 07784 494982.

LAUGHTON

Village Hall: Village Market, 10am-noon July 9.

LEWES

All Saints Church Arts Centre, Friars Walk: Countdown – a black history month social club in association with Diversity Lewes, 7pm July 8.

Nevill: Table Top Sales Trail, 2pm-6pm July 10. Trail guide from Nevill Newsagents, refreshments St Mary’s Church Hall, Highdown Road.

Town Hall: Art Deco Fair, July 9/10.

POLEGATE

Willingdon/Polegate Windmill, Park Croft: Fete Day, 2pm-5pm July 10. Jazz, bric-a-brac, games, plants, cakes, tombola, strawberry cream teas, books and more.

RINGMER

Ringmer Park, A26 Lewes-Uckfield Road: Open Garden, 2pm-5pm July 13. All proceeds to Family Support Work.

SEAFORD

Downs Leisure Centre: Seaford Food Fest at Seaford Family Fun Day, 10am-4pm July 10.

Railway Station: Bike Ride – Ouse and Cuckmere Valleys Circular, 6hrs with Eddie Collict 01323 891307, 8am July 9; Highs and Lows, 4hrs with Eddie Collict, 5pm July 11.

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

UCKFIELD

Rugby Club: Uckfield Festival 10k Fun Fun, 9-15 yrs 10.30am July 10, adults 11.30am July 10.

The Uckfield Festival, July 8-17: Launch of Uckfield Art Trail, 6pm July 8 at Wealden Skills Centre; Uckfield Bellringers quarter peal, 6.30pm Holy Cross Church; The Old Star Morris Dancers and Hanna’s Cat, 7.30pm Highlands Inn; Big Day, 10am-5pm July 9; Illumination and Animation ceremony of the Uckfield Oak, Luxford Field, 9.30pm July 9; Lions 10k Fun Run at Buxted Park 10.30am July 10; Kit Car Grand Prix, noon-4pm July 10; Festival Club, Luxford Lounge, 6pm July 11-15; Stories for preschool children, Uckfield Library 2.15pm July 12; Five-a-Side World Cup Tournament, 6pm July 13, Holy Cross School Field; Le Roc Dance, 8pm Civic Centre July 14.

WILMINGTON

Long Man and Priory car park: Photographic nature, three hours with Stewart Angell and Stephen Edwards, 3pm July 8. Pre booking essential 07714 923925.

EXHIBITIONS

ALCISTON

Keeper’s, Bo-Peep Lane: Arlington Arts Festival – Open Studio, Sarah Walton, 11am-5pm July 8-10.

ALFRISTON

Berwick Court Farm: Arlington Arts Festival 10am-6pm July 8-10.

ARLINGTON

Old Oak Inn: Arlington Arts Festival – Art at The Old Oak Inn, 10.30am-11pm July 8-10.

St Pancras Church: Arlington Arts Festival – Art from France and more, July 8-10.

BERWICK

The spinney, Station Road: Arlington Arts Festival – Hazel Barker Art, 10.30am-7.30pm July 8-10.

BEXHILL

De la Warr Pavilion Galleries 1 and 2 (01424) 229111: Catherine Yass, 10am-6pm until Sept 4.

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome Foyer Bar (01273) 709709: Young At Art 2011, 10am-5pm July 13-17.

South East Dance, 28 Kensington Street: Contracted Dance Space - enough room to swing a dancer? Installation and discussion with CiCi Blumstein, 6.30pm July 13.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre Foyer (01293) 553636: Holy Trinity School, until July 13.

DITCHLING

Village Hall: The Attic Club’s annual exhibition of paintings, prints and collage Saturday, July 9-17, 11am-5pm. There will be a Private View on Friday evening, July 8, 6-8pm, to which all visitors will be welcome. We hope as many visitors as possible will come along to enjoy this year’s exciting exhibition of works in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastels, gouache and mixed media. The Attic Club is proud to welcome new members who will be exhibiting their work at this event for the first time.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Sackville Community College Summer Exhibition, until July 13.

HERSTMONCEUX

Arts Hut (01323) 831831: Garden Party. Paintings, ceramics and sculpture by nine local artists, 9am-5pm Wed-Fri, 9am-1pm Sat until Aug 20.

Lime Cross Nursery (01323) 833229: Sculpture In The Garden, sculpture by seven local artists, July 10-Aug 7.

LEWES

Foundry Gallery, North Street: Open Show, July 8-10.

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane (01273) 487744: Paper and Stone, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, until July 14.

Sussex Downs College, Mountfield Road: 6th Form Visual Arts Exhibition, Lavish, 9am-5pm until July 7.

LOWER DICKER

Potters Pantry: Arlington Arts Festival – Art at Potters Pantry, July 8-10.

UCKFIELD

Wealden Skills Centre: Phil Duncan, 10am-4pm at Uckfield Art Trail, July 8-17.

WILMINGTON

St Mary and St Peter Church: Arlington Arts Festival – Seven-Up, 11am-5pm July 9, noon-5pm July 10.

Village Hall: Arlington Arts Festival – Wilmington Art Group exhibition and sale, 4pm-8pm July 8, 10.30am-5pm July 9, 10.30am-4pm July 10.

Wishing Well Tea Rooms: Arlington Arts Festival – Art @ The Wishing Well Tea Rooms, 10.30am-4pm July 8-10.

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.

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.

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.

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

BERWICK

St Michael and all Angels Church: Arlington Arts Festival – The 20 th Century Bloomsbury Murals, 11am-11.45am July 8.

HOVE

Ventnor Hall, Central United Reform Church, Blatchington Road (01273) 298159: Sussex Family History Group – Newspapers as a source for family historians by Richard Ratcliffe, 7.30pm July 13.

LEWES

King’s Church building, Brooks Road: Lewes History Group – Memories of Lewes, collected by U3A by Sarah Hitchings and Joy Preston, 7.30pm July 11.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Spanish Civil War by Roger Price, 2pm July 8; Vengeance in South-East England by Hugh Miller, 2pm July 11.

SEAFORD

Cross Way Centre, Steyne Road: Seaford and District Stamp Club – British Honduras by Brian Roberts, 7.30pm July 13.

WALKS

BUXTED

Front of The White Hart pub, Station Road: Buxted to High Hurstwood ramble, 6.25 miles with Nigel Bentley, Oakleafe Sussex Ramblers, 2pm July 10. Pre booking essential 01323 871554 or 07930 738034.

CHAILEY

Red House Common car park: Chailey Common Wildlife Wander, 3 miles with Crispin Kirkpatrick, ESCC, 6pm July 8.

DITCHLING

Village Hall car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Ditchling Circular, 10 miles with Bernard and Barbara 01273 844840, 10.30am July 12.

EASTBOURNE

North end of Longland Road: Beachy Head Ramblers – Local Interest, 5.5 miles with Liz F 01323 726120, 10am July 9.

FAIRWARP

Village Green: Fairwarp, Ashdown Forest, Poundgate walk, 8 miles with Adrian White, 10.30am July 10.

HAILSHAM

Cuckoo Trail car park, off South Road: Hailsham Ramblers, 5 mile circular walk from East Dean (01323 843530) 9.20am July 13; or short stroll at Arlington Reservoir (01323 840233), 9.20am July 13.

Outside the council offices, Vicarage Lane: Hailsham Ramblers, 7 mile walk around Waldron and Blackboys (01825 845310), 9.20am July 10. Bring a packed lunch.

ISFIELD

Village Hall, Station Road: The Industrial River, 8 miles with Graham Kean, Wealden District Council, 10am July 14.

LEWES

Brook Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Berwick with John and Joyce 472529, 2pm July 9 (bring a picnic); Petworth Park and House NT and Cruise the Way and Arun Canal, with Bert 473052, 9.30am July 13.

Railway Land: Bat Walk with Kate Tiffin, 7.30pm July 9.