What’s On - from November 11

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DIARY DATES

BRIGHTON

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Cafe Scientifique, 8pm Nov 15.

Thomas Kemp, 8 St Georges Road: Tango Sessions, 8pm Nov 13.

EASTBOURNE

Eastbourne College, Birley Centre, Carlisle Road: Open House, 10am-noon Nov 12.

Redkin House, Meads: Christmas Fair and Table Sale, 1pm-4pm Nov 12.

Victoria Hotel, Latimer Road: Beachy Head ramblers Social evening, 7.30pm Nov 15.

FALMER

AMEX Stadium: BabyExpo, Nov 13.

FOREST ROW

Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road: Mansion Market, 11am-4pm Nov 12. Free admission and parking.

HERSTMONCEUX

Observatory Science Centre: Comets and Curry Themed Evening, 7pm Nov 12. Booking essential 01323 832731.

LAUGHTON

Village Hall: Laughton Village Market, 10am-noon Nov 12. Every second Saturday in the month.

LEWES

All Saints Centre, Friars Walk: Countdown, a black history month social club, 7pm Nov 11.

Con Club, High Street: Travelling Trends fashion show to support St Peter and St James Hospice, 7pm Nov 16. Tickets available at Sage, The Old Needlemakers and Castle Hair Stylists.

St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe High Street: Fair Trade Market, 10am-3pm Nov 12. Many hand-made goods from around the world. Fairtrade tea, coffee, cakes and soup in the cafe.

The Hive, 66 High Street: Twitter for Business, 10am-1pm and Introduction to Blogging For Business with Robin Houghton, Eggbox Marketing, 2pm-5pm Nov 16. Booking on 07846 554316.

Town Hall: Artists & Makers, from 10am Nov 12.

PLUMPTON

Plumpton Racecourse: Spinal Research Raceday, from 11am Nov 14.

SEAFORD

St Luke’s Church, Walmer Road: Christmas Fair, from 2pm Nov 12.

Town Council Offices, 37 Church Street: Norman Baker MP Surgery, Nov 12. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

SINGLETON

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (01243) 811363: Traditional Christmas Market, Nov 12/13.

TELSCOMBE CLIFFS

Telscombe Hall, Tyedean Road: Ladies Night, a fashion event with Travelling Trends, 8pm Nov 11. Admission by ticket only from 01273 587714. Grand Charity Raffle for the Martlets Hospice.

UPPER DICKER

Michelham Priory (01323) 844224: Christmas Fair, Nov 12/13.

EXHIBITIONS

EASTBOURNE

Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road, Birley Centre: A Celebration of College Art and Design and Technology, 9am-5pm until Nov 22.

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: Chequer Mead’s Crystal Anniversary Exhibition, Nov 11-16.

HAILSHAM

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

LEWES

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Half Wild and Wholly Tame by Colin Merrin, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, until Nov 17.

Lansdown studios and Gallery, 5 Lansdown Place: John and Susan Mills exhbition of paintings and stained glass, until Nov 16.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Town and Country Foundation Showcase, until Nov 19.

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.

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

GOLDEN CROSS

Inn on the Park: Live Jazz with the Chicago Jazzmen, 8.30pm every Thurs.

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 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.

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.

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: Chailey Commons Society - Ancient Woodlands by Victoria Benstead-Hume, 7.30pm Nov 17.

EASTBOURNE

WRVS Centre, Hyde Road: Eastbuorne Natural History and Archaeological Society - New Research on Chalk Downland by Dr Michael J Allen, 7.30pm Nov 11. Members free, guests welcome £2.

LEWES

Council Chamber, Lewes Town Hall: U3A Lewes Lecture Extra: Convenient Marriages and Inconvenient Deaths by Linda Lamont, 10am-noon Nov 15. Free admission, all welcome.

New King’s Church building, Brooks Road: Lewes History Group – Lewes Then and Now by Bob Cairns, 7.30pm Nov 14.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Tortoises by Sheila Kay, 2pm Nov 11; Sussex Agriculture History by Geoffrey Mead, 2pm Nov 14.

NEWHAVEN

Age Concern Club, West Quay: Newhaven Gardening Society – The Mary Rose 1509-2011 by Eric Huke, 7.30pm Nov 17.

Newhaven Enterprise Centre, Denton Island: Fraud Advisor talk by Dick Bollard, 6pm Nov 17. Book at office@newhavenchamber.co.uk or 0780 919 8233.

SEAFORD

Seaford Museum, The Esplanade: Seaford Monstrosities by Mike Hughes, 2.30pm Nov 16.

St Leonard’s Church Hall: Seaford lecture and Literary Club – Greek Islands by Patrick Coulcher, 7.30pm Nov 15.

UCKFIELD

Luxford Day Centre, Luxford Way (01444) 452524: Sussex Family History Group – Upstairs, Downstairs – domestic service by Ian Waller, 7.30pm Nov 14.

WALKS

BEACHY HEAD

Car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Light The Way, 7 miles with Jill H 01323 845584, 10am Nov 16.

BRIGHTON

Upper Lodges car park on Ditchling to Brighton road (above Stanmer Park): Mid Sussex Ramblers – Downland Ramble, 5.5 miles with Bernard and Barbara 01273 844840, 10am Nov 15.

GLYNDE

Car park beside recreation ground: Beachy Head Ramblers – Autumn Views, 6 miles with Peter and Sandra 01273 308432, 10am Nov 12.

HAILSHAM

Cuckoo Trail car park, off South Road: Hailsham Ramblers - 5 mile walk between Newick Lane and Scotsford Road (01435 862330), 9.20am Nov 16; Or short stroll in Seaford (01323 841995), 9.20am Nov 16.

Outside council offices, Vicarage Lane: Hailsham Ramblers - 8 mile walk between Meads, Birling Gap and East Dean, 9.20am Nov 13. Bring a packed lunch. Details 01825 845310.

LEWES

North Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Lewes-Kingston Circular with Jill and Graham 473779, 9.30am Nov 13.

POLEGATE

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – The Snake River, Haven and Charleston Manor, 5.5 miles with June and George 486362, 9.30am Nov 17; All Aitches Again – Hailsham, Hurst Haven, Horseye and Herstmonceux, 9.5 miles with Geoff 840025, 9.30am Nov 17.

SEDLESCOMBE

Public car park: Scenic Sedlescombe, 6.5 miles with Keith Morris, Northiam Footpath Group, 9.45am Nov 16.

WILMINGTON

Priory car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Coming Home For Lunch, 11 miles with Naomi and Pete 01323 485005, 10am Nov 13.