What’s On - from September 2

DIARY DATES

BRIGHTON

Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Brighton Records and CD Fair, 9.30am Sept 4.

Brighton Dome Foyer Bar (01273) 709709: Mini Make Faire, 10am-4pm Sept 3.

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

CHIDDINGLY

Village Hall: Village Market, 10am-noon Sept 3.

DUDDLESWELL

Village car park: Cycle Ride – Duddleswell Circular, four hours with Dave Churchill 07940 796934, 10.30am Sept 4.

EASTBOURNE

St Mary’s Church, Old Town: Flower Festival, Sept 2-5.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Open Day, 10am-4pm Sept 3. Six hours of free entertainment.

LEWES

23 East Street: Norman Baker MP Surgery, Sept 2. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

Corn Exchange, Town Hall (Fisher St entrance): U3A Registration Day, 10am-noon Sept 7.

Lewes Precinct: Farmers’ Market, 9am-1pm Sept 3.

Railway Land gate, Railway Lane: After Dark at Lewes Railway Land with Steve Teal, Sussex Moth Group 01273 484344, 8.15pm Sept 3.

The Gallery, Lewesiana, 85 High Street: Four week photography course – Beyond Auto: Getting more from your DSLR camera, Level 1. Monday evenings 6.30pm, Sept 5/12/19/26. To book jerry@photo-media.org or ring 07711 519948.

NEWHAVEN

High Street: Fete de Newhaven, 9.30am Sept 3.

Meeching Hall, Fort Road: Meeching Amateur Dramatics 2011 AGM, 7.45pm Sept 2. MAD are also seeking volunteers to be on the committee. For information contact Tony on 07912 965507.

PEACEHAVEN

Community House, Meridian Centre: Race Night, 7pm Sept 2.

PLUMPTON

The Plough: Beer and Blues Festival, Sept 3/4.

SEAFORD

Various locations: Seaford Live, Sept 2-12.

EXHIBITIONS

BEXHILL

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

BRIGHTON

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Cafe Balcony: Rob Silverstone, Faces of Brighton, until Sept 18.

BURGESS HILL

Museum at the back of Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road: Burgess Hill Local History Society is holding a small Exhibition on Entertainment, Sept 10, 10am-noon. Admission free.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre foyer (01293) 553636: Barbara Leachman exhibition, until Sept 10.

EASTBOURNE

Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road, Casson Gallery: Year 9 artwork illustrating the Birley Centre under Construction, 9am-5pm Sept 5-Jan 6.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Kent Potters Association, Sept 2-13.

FALMER

Village Hall and St Laurence Church: Art and Soul at Falmer, varied exhibition, 11am-5pm Sept 2-4 and 9-11.

HAILSHAM

Gallery North, 70 High Street: Paintings by Julian Sutherland-Beatson and photography by David Higgs, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm until Sept 3.

LEWES

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Bad Girls and Cicadas, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, until Sept 8.

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 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.

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 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.

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

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

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

LEWES

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – The Story of Lesnes Abbey by Roger McKenna, 2pm Sept 2; English as She is Spoke by John Davey, 2pm Sept 5.

WALKS

ALFRISTON

Public car park, West Street: Alfriston Phantoms and Smugglers, one mile with Malcolm Campbell, 3pm Sept 4.

BIRLING GAP

Car park: Sussex Past and Present Society Walk: Belle Tout, 2pm Sept 8.

BARCOMBE MILLS

Car park by the bridge: Sussex Pathfinders – 5.5 miles, Barcombe Mills afternoon amble, 2pm Sept 3.

BUTTS BROW

Butts Brow Hill car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Fields, Forest and Cliff Top Paths, 11 miles with Mike B 07840 129042, 10am Sept 4.

Village car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – To The Head, 10 miles with John and Esther 01323 503239, 10am Sept 4.

CHAILEY

Romany Ridge car park, Chailey Common: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Tea Shop Walk, 2.4 miles with William 01444 831098, 2.15pm Sept 4.

CROWBOROUGH

Market Cross: Beachy Head Ramblers – Crowborough Circular, 8 miles with Geoff 01273 478161, 10.30am Sept 7.

EASTBOURNE

Refreshment kiosk near St Bede’s School: Beachy Head Ramblers – Rise Early and greet the Dawn, 7 miles with John C 01323 726334, 5.30am Sept 3.

HAILSHAM

Cuckoo Trail car park off South Road: Hailsham Ramblers - 5 mile walk in Great Woods (Tel: 01323 845805), 9.20am Sept 7; Or a short stroll in Sovereign Harbour (Tel: 01323 461006), 9.20am Sept 7.

Outside the council offices, Vicarage Lane: Hailsham Ramblers - 8 mile walk to Magham Down and Stunts Green, bring a packed lunch, (Tel: 01323 833995), 9.20am Sept 4.

HOVE

Hove Lagoon: Sussex Pet Rescue and Cat Welfare Sussex Charity Walk For the Animals, Hove Lagoon to Brighton Pier and back, (approx 5 miles) noon Sept 4. Info and sponsor forms from 01273 725943/749126.

LEWES

Brook Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Cranbrrok to Tenterden, 10.5 miles or Iden Green to Tenterden, 7.25 miles with Bert 473052, 8.30am prompt, Sept 4.

POLEGATE

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – High and Over and Down, 5 miles with Jimmmy 490511, 9.30am Sept 8; Ups and Downs from Plumpton, 11 miles with Mike 648958, 9.30am Sept 8.

PLUMPTON

Plumpton College, Ditchling Road: Plumpton College and the Countryside, 2 miles with Reg Lanaway, 9.30am Sept 7. Pre booking advisable 01273 890454.

SEAFORD

Martello Tower car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Seaford Seafront and Tidemills, 5 miles with Bernard and Barbara 01273 844840, 10.30am Sept 3.

Outside cafe/restaurant, Seven Sisters Country Park: The Saxon River, 8 miles with Graham Kean, Wealden District Council, 10am Sept 8.

Outside Seaford Tourist Information centre: Historic Guided Tour of Seaford with Kevin Gordon, 10.30am Sept 3. Details from 01323 897426.