What’s on - January 2 2015

COMEDY

BRIGHTON

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, Dec 27/31/Jan 2/3/8-11; Bent Double, 7.30pm Jan 4.

CONCERTS

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Ariel Musicality Choir and Guests, 3.30pm/7pm Jan 4.

HORSHAM

The Capitol (01403 750220): Keith Jack, £18.50, 7.30pm, Jan 10; The Stars Of The Commitments, £24.50, 7.30pm, Jan 16; Ruby Turner, £20, 7.30pm, Jan 23.

EXHIBITIONS

Haywards Heath

Nymans, Handcross: This winter, art collective Lola Muance lights up the landscape at National Trust Nymans, with a unique sculptural artwork that transforms this famous garden with colour and light. Lola Muance outdoor art installation: January 12 to February 27 (10am to 4pm), normal admission charge only. Late Friday openings: January 23 and 30, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 5pm to 7pm, free entry. Hot drinks and snacks available (at a charge). For further information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans or call 01444 405250.

GIGS

BARCOMBE

Royal Oak, Barcombe, near Lewes: Sussex All-day Singaround, 11am to 11pm. The day starts with an hour of informal tunes while people arrive. Then the singing begins, with a break from 6pm to 7pm, finishing with a good hour of glorious choruses. Ballads and the occasional instrumental party piece are very welcome too. Free admission with collection, Jan 17.

BRIGHTON

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Jo Strummer Remembrance Night, 7.30pm Jan 3.

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Sinatra Centennial Concert, 7.45pm Jan 7.

EASTBOURNE

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Recycled, 10am Jan 3.

LEWES

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: The Ouse Valley Collective, 8pm Jan 2.

Lewes Saturday Folk Club, Elephant & Castle, White Hill (01273 476757, www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org): Come All Ye. Bring any songs and tunes you fancy, seasonal or not, £3, 8pm to 11pm, Jan 3; Wassail by candlelight and firelight. Bring songs and tunes for winter and the turn of the year. Fruity, rum-soaked Twelfth Cake and a wassail bowl of hot spiced old ale will be served. Bring a twig of your own apple tree to be wassailed at this special indoor ceremony. £4, 8pm to 11pm, Jan 10; Free English Tunes session, 12pm to 3pm. Good pub food on sale. Free admission. Jan 18; John Joseph and Friend. Eye-wateringly funny and full of surprises. Hard hats recommended in case of ballistic onions, £5, Jan 24; Bob Lewis, £6. Bob is a genuine Sussex source singer with a fine voice and an unusual selection of traditional songs – beautiful, funny, dramatic, moving and delightful, 8pm to 11pm, Jan 31.

STAGE

BRIGHTON

Brighton Centre 0844 8471515: Holiday on Ice, Jan 6-11.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Timber, 7.30pm Jan 2, 2.30pm/7.30pm Jan 3, 2.30pm Jan 4.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Penguin, Jan 2-4.

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: The Woman in Black, 7.45pm Dec 12-Jan 17 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm); One Man, Two Guvnors, until Jan 4; Circus of Horrors, 7.30pm Jan 8.

The Emporium, 88 London Road, www.emporiumbrighton.com: Sleeping Beauty, Dec 5-Jan 17.

LEWES

All Saints Centre, Friars Walk: The Snow Queen, 3pm/7.45pm Jan 3. Tickets from Lewes Tourist Information Centre 01273 483448.