What’s On - from October 7

DIARY DATES

BRIGHTON

Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Generation Expo 2011, Oct 8/9.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Brighton Meisner Workout, 10am-noon Oct 7/14/21.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Catalyst Club, 8pm Oct 13.

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place (01273) 746118: Members Meeting, 7pm Oct 11; Theatre Quiz, 7.30pm Oct 12.

Thomas Kemp, 8 St Georges Road: Tango Sessions, 8pm Oct 9.

EASTBOURNE

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: Tea Dance, 2pm-5pm Oct 11.

FOREST ROW

Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road: Mansion Market, 11am-4pm Oct 8. Free admission and parking.

HADLOW DOWN

Wilderness Wood (01825) 830509: Join Alistair McGowan for a candlelit dinner, 7.30pm Oct 7; Fungi Forays: Fungal Fry-up, 10am-1pm Oct 9/21.

HAILSHAM

Abbots Wood, main Forestry Commission car park: Dormice, Hailsham Wildlife Watch Event, 10am Oct 9 with Lisa Stevens, Sussex Wildlife Trust. Booking essential 01323 844094.

LAUGHTON

Village Hall: Laughton Village Market, 10am-noon Oct 8.

LEWES

23 East Street: Norman Baker MP Surgery, Oct 7. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

Bridgeview Community Centre, Malling: Lewes Folk Festival – Festival dance with The Geckoes and caller Will Hall plus Brighton Morris and Swan Steppers, 8pm Oct 8. Website www.lewesfolkfest.org/ Advance tickets from Union Store Music.

Linklater Pavilion, Railway Land Nature Reserve: Poo and Paw Prints, 11am Oct 8 with Kate Tiffin, Sussex Wildlife Trust. Booking essential 01273 497561.

Royal British Legion Club, Morris Road: Coffee Morning, 10am-noon. Cakes, preserves, tombola and more. Proceeds to South Street Bonfire Society.

The Volunteer, Dorset Arms, John Harvey Tavern, Cliffe Precinct: Lewes Folk Festival – Dance displays at four locations, 11am-4pm Oct 8.

Town Hall, Fisher Street: What are the changes planned for the Health Service in Lewes? Lewes Town Partnership meeting, 7pm for 7.30pm Oct 10.

Town Hall (side entrance): Paws and Claws Bookfair, 10am-4pm Oct 8.

PYECOMBE

Chantry Farm, Pyecombe Street: World Sacred Music – Red Earth – Chalk, performance journey at Wolstonbury Hill, Oct 8/9.

SELMESTON

Village Hall: Selmeston and Alciston Village Market, 10.30am-noon Oct 11. Fresh produce, refreshments available, free entry.

SINGLETON

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (01243) 811363: Autumn Countryside Show, Oct 8/9.

EXHIBITIONS

BRIGHTON

Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade: Tibetan Sand Mandala, 9.30am-6pm Mon-Fri, 10.30am-11.30am Sat, until Oct 8.

CHAILEY

St Peter’s Church, Chailey Green: Wedding Festival, display of wedding dresses from the 50’s to the present day, together with flowers and music, 10am-6pm Oct 7/8, 11.30am-6pm Oct 9. Admission by programme, in aid of St Peter’s Church Funds.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre foyer (01293) 553636: Oriel High School Exhibition, until Oct 7; Road to Crawley Exhibition, Oct 10-21.

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, Greenstede Gallery (01342) 302000: Zero3, Oct 7-19.

HAYWARDS HEATH

The Green Tree Gallery, Borde Hill Garden: Jewellery Exhibition, Oct 8–30. Lindfield-based jewellery designer, Debbie Smith and her talented band of artisans return to the Gallery for a three-week exhibition of their hand-crafted, contemporary range of sterling silver jewellery.

LEWES

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Philippa Cannan, new paintings, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, Oct 8-20.

St Anne’s Galleries, 111 High Street: Turn Around, new work by Jo Lamb and Jane Merfield, Sat/Sun 10am-5pm Oct 8-16, then by appointment until Oct 28.

POLEGATE

St John’s Church Hall: Polegate Sketching and Painting Group Art Exhibition, 9am-noon Oct 8.

SHEFFIELD GREEN

Trading Boundaries: Roger Dean Exhibition, Oct 14-Nov 7. More information from 01825 790200 or www.tradingboundaries.com

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Archivia, until Oct 8; Town and County Foundation Showcase, Oct 11-22.

TALKS

EASTBOURNE

St Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street: Eastbourne Society – History of Eastbourne Borough Police by Kevin Gordon, 7.30pm Oct 11.

HOVE

Ventnor Hall, Central United Reform Church, Blatchington Road: Sussex Family History Group (01273) 298159 – Your Roots on the Ground: local history resources for family historians by Gillian Draper, 7.30pm Oct 12.

LEWES

Linklater Pavilion, Railway Lane: RLWT Event - The Positive Deviant, sustainabilty leadership in a perverse world by Sara Parkin, 8pm Oct 12. Tickets on sale at IEKO, 37 High Street, Harveys Shop or 01273 487798.

New King’s Church Building, Brooks Road: Lewes History Group – The 1836 Lewes Avalanche by David Goldsmith, 7.30pm Oct 10.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – South Downs National Park by Neville Harrison, 2pm Oct 7; Herbal Medicine by Hankel Adamson, 2pm Oct 10.

Town Hall Lecture Room: Friends of Lewes Autumn Lecture – Millions Like Us by Virginia Nicholson, about women in wartime, 7.45pm Oct 7.

SEAFORD

St Leonard’s Church Hall: Seaford lecture and Literary Club – Inland Waterways by Graham Albon, 7.30pm Oct 11.

UCKFIELD

Civic Centre: Uckfield Decorative and Fine Arts Society. Beau Brummell: A Life as Art: Dandyism and the Birth of London’s West End by Ian Kelly, 2.30pm Oct 12.

Luxford Day Centre, Luxford Way: Sussex Family History Group (01444) 452524 – Daily Life in a Medieval Sussex Village by Mark Perry-Nash, 7.30pm Oct 10.

WALKS

CLAYTON

Recreation Ground car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Downland Circular, 10.5 miles with Frances 01273 842628, 10am Oct 8.

HEATHFIELD

Tower Street Recreation Ground: Beachy Head Ramblers – Planes and Masts, 9 miles with Bill 01435 812459, 2pm Oct 13.

HORSTED KEYNES

Village Green: Iron, Steam and Speed, 4 miles with Graham Kean, Walden District Council, 2pm Oct 13.

LEWES

Railway Station: Lewes Footpaths Group – Christs Hospital – Itchingfield Circular, meet 9am for the 9.18am train to Christs Hospital with Robert 474357. Picnic lunch.

POLEGATE

St John’s Church: Polegate Strollers – Bridge to Bridge, meet 10am Oct 11, or 10.15am at the entrance to cuckoo trail.

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – East Dean to The Gap and Back, 5 miles with Val and Eric 484569, 9.30am Oct 13; Another Look at Isfield Lock Restoration, 11 miles, picnic only, with John and Mae 488029, 9.15am Oct 13.

SCAYNES HILL

Village Centre car park: Circular walk from Scaynes Hill village car park, 12 miles with Richard, South Downs Society, 10am Oct 11.

UCKFIELD

Bridge Cottage, High Street: Shortbridge and Lake Wood, 7 miles, 9.30am Oct 7; Town Centre, 1.5 miles, 1pm Oct 7; Northern Uckfield, 4 miles, 2pm Oct 7; The Streatfield Impact, 3 miles, 4pm Oct 7; New Town and Ridgewood, 4 miles, 6pm Oct 7; Northern Uckfield, 4 miles, 2pm Oct 12; New Town, 3 miles, 4pm Oct 12; Town centre, 1.5 miles, 6pm Oct 12.

Main Car Park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Ramblers Association Walk in the Woods Week, To the Woods, 10am Oct 9, 12 miles with Wendy 01825 765545.