What’s On - from September 9

DIARY DATES

BURGESS HILL

Railway Station: Cycle Ride – Bricks and Tiles, six hours with Bob McHardy, 10am Sept 11. Pre booking desirable 01444 244357.

BRIGHTON

Jubilee Square: Discovery Mexican Independence Day, 10.30am-6pm Sept 10/11.

Portslade 6th Form Centre, Mile Oak Road: Open Rehearsal, potential new singers warmly invited, Mondays 7pm-9pm Sept 12-28.

CROWBOROUGH

Town: Crowborough Carnival 2011, Sept 10.

EASTBOURNE

United Reformed Church Hall, Upperton Road: Concentus Chorale autumn term starts 7.30pm Sept 12. New members very welcome.

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: Tea Dance, 2pm-5pm Sept 13.

FALMER

Falmer Station: Cycle Ride – Seven Deans and The Sea, five hours with Tim Squire 07872 410458, 11am Sept 10.

HANDCROSS

Nymans: Flower Festival, Flowers and fantasy, Sept 15-17. Thurs/Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm. Enquiries and tickets 01435 866026.

HOVE

BHASVIC College, 205 Dyke Road: Belly Dancing lessons, 11am-1pm Saturdays Sept 10/17/24, Oct 1/8. Book at www.bremf.org.uk

LAUGHTON

Village Hall: Laughton Village Market, 10am-noon Sept 10. All the usual stalls, fresh produce, eggs, meat etc.

LEWES

All Saints Church Arts Centre, Friars Walk: Countdown – a black history month social club in association with Diversity Lewes, 7pm Sept 9.

The British Legion Club, Morris Road: South Street Bonfire Society Coffee Morning, 10am-noon Sept 10. Coffee, teas, cakes, tombola and SSBS merchandise.

NEWHAVEN

Hillcrest Centre Cafe: Free Cookery Workshop, Sept 13. To book call 01273 612539.

Newhaven Fort: Battle of Britain Commemoration Day, Sept 11.

SEAFORD

Main Foyer, Morrisons Supermarket: Norman Baker MP Drop-in Surgery @ Morrisons, 2.30pm-3.30pm Sept 10.

Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat woodland car park: Cycle Ride - Explore the Variety Offered by the South Downs, six hours with Dave Pearce, 10.30am Sept 11. Pre booking desirable 07986 465700.

St Leonard’s Church: Flower Festival, Sept 9-12.

Town Council Offices, 37 Church Street: Norman Baker MP Surgery, Sept 10. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

White Corner, 80 Sutton Road: Mayors Open Garden in aid of WAVES, 2pm Sept 10.

SELMESTON

Village Hall: Selmeston and Alciston Village Market, 10.30am-noon Sept 13. Home baked cakes, bread, f/r eggs, craft stalls. Refreshments and bacon sandwiches available.

SOUTHERHAM

Southerham Gardens, Southerham BN8 6JN: Garden open under the National Gardens Scheme, 2pm-5pm Sept 11.

WILMINGTON

Wilmington Priory: Open to the public as part of Heritage Open Days, 10am-4pm Sept 9-12.

EXHIBITIONS

ALCISTON

Keeper’s, Bo-Peep Lane (01323) 811517: Open Studio at the workshop of Sarah Walton, 11am-5pm Sept 10/11. Demonstrations each afternoon at 2.30pm.

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; Crawley Camera Club exhibition, Sept 12-24.

EASTBOURNE

Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road, Birley Centre: A Celebration of College Art and Design and Technology, 9am-5pm Sept 12-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: Kent Potters Association, until Sept 13.

FALMER

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

HERSTMONCEUX

Arts Hut, Gardner Street (01323) 831831: Paintings inspired by Dungeness by Anna Wilson-Patterson, 9am-5pm Sept 9/10 and 13-16.

LEWES

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Sussex Watercolour Society, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, Sept 10-22.

St Anne’s Gallery, 111 High Street: Chromide St. New paintings by Nick Bodimeade, Saturdays and Sundays 10am-5pm, Sept 10-18.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Sarah Jones, Sept 13-24.

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 Seaf ord. To join, ring Sandria 01273 514152.

TALKS

CHAILEY

Village Hall: Chailey Commons Society - All About Badgers by David Plummer, 7.30pm Sept 15. All will be welcomed.

EASTBOURNE

WRVS Centre, Hyde Road: Eastbourne Natural History and Archaeological Society - The Grange Garden Dig by Jo Seaman, 7.30pm Sept 9. Guests welcome.

HOVE

Ventnor Hall, Central United Reform Church, Blatchington Road (01273) 298159: Sussex Family History Group – Brighton Workhouses by James Gardner, 7.30pm Sept 14.

LEWES

Anne of Cleves House: Sir John Gage, The Rise of a Tudor Courtier by Helen Poole, 7.30pm Sept 9. Details 01273 474610.

New King’s Church building, Brooks Road: Lewes History Group – Members’ presentations, short talks about members’ research projects, 7.30pm Sept 12.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – The Art of a Toastmaster by David Blight, 2pm Sept 9; Plants of The World by Roy Hall, 2pm Sept 12.

NEWHAVEN

Age Concern Day Club, West Quay: Newhaven Garden Society – Talk by medical herbalist Hera Jonas, 7.30pm Sept 15.

Newhaven Fort: Rationing and Grow Your Own lecture, 2.30pm Sept 10.

St Leonards Church Hall: Historical Talk by Ian Everest, 7pm Sept 10.

UCKFIELD

Civic Centre: Uckfield Decorative and Fine Arts Society – Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists 1880-1930: Modern Painting Comes to Scotland by Anne Anderson, 2.30pm Sept 14. Membership details available.

Luxford Day Centre, Luxford Way (01444) 452524: Sussex family History Group – Hellingly and Its Hospital by Dr John Surtees, 7.30pm Sept 12.

WALKS

BERWICK

Railway Station: Berwick Circular Walk, 6.5 miles with John Campbell, 10.30am Sept 14.

CHAILEY

Romany ridge car park, North Common Road: Wildlife Safari at Chailey Common local Nature Reserve, two hours with Sussex Wildlife Trust, 2.30pm Sept 11. Pre booking essential 01444 414381.

CROWLINK

Car park: Let’s go Fly a Kite, one mile with Adrian Harrison, National Trust, 10.30am Sept 10.

FIRLE

West Firle car park: West Firle at Dusk, 4 miles with Geoffrey Mead, 6pm Sept 11.

HIGH AND OVER

Car park, Alfriston Road: Round and About Alfriston, 8 miles with Adrian White, 10.30am Sept 11.

LEWES

Brook Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Groombridge with Robert 474357, 9.30am Sept 13.

Railway Station: Beachy Head Ramblers – South Loop from Lewes, 10 miles with John K 01323 439889, 10am Sept 11.

POLEGATE

High Street: Polegate Ramblers – Leisure Walk around D’Archy Wood, 2-3 miles, 9.17am Bus 51 from the High Street with Thelma 440149, Sept 15.

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – The Usual September Walk, 5 miles with Jean W 483970, 9.30am Sept 15; Barcombe to Isfield-ish and Ouse-ish, 9.75 miles, picnic only, with Geoff 840025, 9.30am Sept 15.

ROBERTSBRIDGE

Car park next to Roberstbridge Club: Beachy Head Ramblers – Landmark Lunch, 12 miles with Correen 01273 594425 (after 6pm), 10am Sept 14.