What’s On - July 29

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DIARY DATES

ALFRISTON

Drusillas Park (01323) 874100: Appearance of the Fat Controller, Aug 1; Peppa Pig and George, Aug 2/3.

ARLINGTON

Michelham Priory (01323) 844224: Craft Fair, Aug 4-7.

BARCOMBE

Church Field (next to St Mary’s Church): Excavation Open Afternoon, 1pm-5pm July 31. An opportunity to visit the Barcombe Roman bath house excavations.

BEXHILL

De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Summer School – Young Film Makers, 10am-12.30pm Aug 1-5 (8-12yrs).

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Rockshop 2011, 9.30am-5.30pm Aug 1-5; Improvisation and Shakespeare, 10am-4.30pm Aug 1/2, 10am-1pm Aug 3; Aerial Circus School, 10am-4pm Aug 4 (7-11yrs), Aug 5 (11-15yrs).

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Cafe Scientifique, 8pm Aug 2.

Marlborough, 4 Princes Street: Workshops in Male Burlesque, noon-5pm July 30.

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place (01273) 476118: Murdergaming, Murder Games are Stories of ‘orrible Murder, teams of between one and five, 7.30pm July 31.

CHAILEY

Gate in flint wall, Markstakes Lane: Night time at Markstakes Common with Steve Teale, Sussex Moth Group, 9.30pm July 30.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre Grounds (01293) 553636: Dance Summer School workshop, 10am-4pm Aug 1-5 (8-13yr olds);Crawley International Mela, July 30/31.

EASTBOURNE

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road (01323) 737677: ‘The bag lady’ Diane Costello displays and sells her wares at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon July 30.

GLYNDE

The Trevor Arms: Long Man Morris Men with guests Old Star Morris, 8pm July 29.

LEWES

Christ Church, Fitzjohn’s Road: Family Barbecue, July 30.

Linklater Pavilion: My Lewes: Family Funday, noon-3.30pm July 30. Story telling, poetry, raffle prizes, face painting, music, photo exhibition. Entry free.

Priory School, Mountfield Road: Summer drama Workshop – 2020 Vision, Aug 1-4 (12-14yr olds).

NEWHAVEN

Newhaven Fort (01273) 517555: Family Days, 10.30am Aug 4.

NUTLEY

Nutley Windmill, Crowborough Road (01435) 873367: Windmill open 2.30pm-5.30pm July 31. Also open Wednesdays 11am-3pm.

POLEGATE

Polegate Windmill, Park Croft: Breadmaking and cooking with Mrs P Sevens 01323 734496, 11am-1pm/2.30pm-4.30pm Aug 3.

Railway Station: Cycle Ride – Marsh Meanders, five hours with Graham Dawson 01323 768557, 10.30am July 30.

RINGMER

Upper Lodge Farm, The Broyle: Ringmer Steam and Country Show, from 10am July 30/31.

SEAFORD

Pump Barn, Seven Sisters Country Park: Holiday Club, Wild Woodies Summer Camp, Spinners and Weavers, from 10.30am Aug 4. Pre booking essential 01273 497561.

EXHIBITIONS

BEXHILL

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

BRIGHTON

Brighton Media Centre Gallery, Friese-Greene House, 15-17 Middle Street: Surface, an exhibition of paintings, 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat/Sun, until July 31.

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

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre Foyer (01293) 553636: Adele Gibson, until July 30; Crawley Museum Exhibition: Past, Present and Future, Aug 1-12.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Festival! Festival! Festival! Aug 4-17.

HERSTMONCEUX

Arts Hut (01323) 831831: Garden Party. Paintings, ceramics and sculpture by nine local artists, 9am-5pm Wed-Fri, 9am-1pm Sat until Aug 20.

Lime Cross Nursery (01323) 833229: Sculpture In The Garden, sculpture by seven local artists, until Aug 7.

LEWES

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane (01273) 487744: Hop Show, Open Exhibition, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, July 27-Aug 7.

LINDFIELD

King Edward Hall: Adventurers Art Club Summer Exhibition 2011, until August 6, daily 10am-8pm; Sunday 2-6pm; last day 10am-3.30pm.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

TALKS

LEWES

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – English as She is Spoke by John Davey, 2pm July 29; Cash Carriers in Shops by Andrew Buxton, 2pm Aug 1.

WALKS

ALFRISTON

High and Over car park: Downland and Riverbank with Sussex Pathfinders, 10am July 30; Double Anniversary Walk, 8 miles with Glen Redman, National Trust, 11am July 31. Pre booking advisable 01323 423923; Summer Butterflies on the Downs, 2 miles with National Trust and Butterfly Conservation Society, noon Aug 3. Pre booking essential 01323 423923.

BERWICK

Village Green: Beachy Head Ramblers – Berwick Circular, 5.5 miles with Robert and Maureen 01323 726364, 6.15pm Aug 3.

EASTBOURNE

Birling Gap: Rock Legends, one mile with National Trust wardens, 1.30pm Aug 4. Pre booking advisable 01323 423923.

LEWES

Brook Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Litlington, 5.30pm Aug 3. Contact 473052.

PLUMPTON

Half Moon Inn, Ditchling Road: Beachy Head Ramblers – Ups and Downs from Plumpton, 11 miles with Mike S 01323 648958, 10am July 31.

POLEGATE

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Leisure walk: Down to The Sea Again, 2-3 miles with Yvonne 486067, 9.30am Aug 4; Best of Everything, 4.5 miles with Marianne 490302, 9.30am Aug 4; The High Weald in Summer, 10 miles with Susan and John 01435 812351, 9.15am Aug 4 (picnic only).

SEAFORD

Seaford Cemetery Gates, Alfriston Road: Seaford Cemetery Guided Tour with Kevin Gordon, 2pm Aug 4.