What’s on - July 4 2014

COMEDY

BRIGHTON

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: The Maydays: Oh Boy! The Quantum Leap Show, 8pm July 4/5; Krater Comedy Club, July 4-6/10; Gareth Richards, 7pm July 6; Bent double, 7.30pm July 6; Tom Craine, 8.30pm July 6; The Incredible Paul F Taylor, 7pm July 7; David Trent, 8.30pm July 7; Charity Chuckle, 8pm July 8; Ivo Graham, 7pm July 9; Mark Simmons, 8.30pm July 9; Lynn Ruth Miller: Granny’s Gone Wild, 7pm July 10; Loretta Maine: Work in Progress, 8.30pm July 10.

Upstairs at Three and Ten, 10 Steine Street 07800983290: Rhys James: Begins, 8pm July 4; Kids With Beards: The Quest for the Golden Beard, 9pm July 9/10.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Ben Norris: Mr Ambiguousness Tour, 8pm July 4.

CONCERTS

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Voicerox Choir I Concert, 7.45pm July 5.

GIGS

BRIGHTON

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Ultimate Power, 11pm July 4; Too Darn Soulful, 11pm July 4.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Speaky Spokey, 8pm July 4; Gremlin’s Rockin’ Stompers, 9pm July 4; White Room, 7.30pm July 8; Hush Hush presents: 7.30pm July 9.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Forever in Blue Jeans, 7.30pm July 4.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Let’s Hang On, The music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, 7.30pm July 4; The Cavern Beatles, 7.30pm July 9.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Jazz night with Alan Barnes/Art Themen Band: ‘Swingin’ The Samba, 8pm July 4; Skiddle-Am-Bam at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon July 5; Open Stage Night, 7.30pm July 10.

LEWES

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: The Blox, July 4; The Dials and The Space Agency, July 6; Pocketsize, July 6.

SEAFORD

British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Closed until September 12.

STAGE

BRIGHTON

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Another Country, 7.45pm July 7-12 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Avenue Q, June 26-28; Turn up the Music, 7pm July 2/3; Andrew Dee – Spirit Medium, 7.30pm July 3; 3 Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood, 5pm July 5, 3pm July 6; Ariel Showcase 2014, 7pm July 6; What the Ladybird Heard, 4.30pm July 9, 10.30am/4.30pm July 10; Street Dance Showcase 2014, 7pm July 9; Ballet Showcase 2014, 7pm July 10.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Immortal Chi, A Warriors Quest for Harmony, 7.30pm July 5, 2.30pm July 6.

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Birdsong, 7.45pm July 7-12 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).

The Royal Hippodrome (01323) 412000: West End to Broadway, 7pm July 5.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: BPM Dance Academy presents: Cinematic, 2pm July 5; More Tea Vicar? 2.30pm July 6; Youth production: Kick Dance Show, July 8/9.

GLYNDE

Glyndebourne (01273) 812321: Don Giovanni, 5.10pm July 4/9; Eugene Onegin, 5.05pm July 5/8; La finta giardiniera, 3.50pm July 6, 5.05pm July 10.

HURSTPIERPOINT

The Players Theatre, Hurstpierpoint: STAB Productions, a new independent theatre company, presents Two by Jim Cartwright and The Donahue Sisters by Geraldine Aron, July 26, 8pm. Tickets are £8 from www.stabproductions.co.uk or 01273 936808.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Evita, 7.30pm June 30-July 5 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm); Evita, 7.30pm July 4/5 (Sat mat 2.30pm); The Sooty Show, 11am/2.30pm July 6.

FRIDAY

LEWES Riverside Club, Caring Dog with Mandy Edwards, 2pm July 4 at St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

QUIZ AND CURRY NIGHT: Fundraiser for Jack and Jill Playgroup. Hassocks Hotel, 7.30pm. Jack and Jill Playgroup is the only charity run playgroup in Hassocks. Judy will return as the quiz mistress. Quiz teams of up to 10 people. Please arrange your teams before the night and say whether you are happy to join other teams. Pudding auction after the curry. Tickets are available from QD Stationery (Hassocks) and Jack and Jill Playgroup or email qdstationery@gmail.com. For information call Jo on 07711 045239.

Virginia Woolf: Admirers of Virginia Woolf’s writing have the chance to find out more about the novelist’s distinctive style. Sarah Phillips MA is speaking on her published work, Virginia Woolf as a ‘Cubist Writer’, for the National Trust, East Sussex.

The lecture takes place at Monks House, Rodmell Village Hall, on Friday, July 4, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. There are clear similarities between the experimental and modernist style of Woolf’s writing and the designs and ideas of the avant-garde Cubist movement, which was founded in Paris, in 1907, by Picasso and Braque. The talk aims to illustrate a way of reading Woolf, which illuminates the ideas of Cubism. Tickets cost £10 (including a glass of wine). Call 01273 474760 or visit nationaltrust.org.uk/monkshouse.

SATURDAY

LEWES Societies Fair at Lewes Town Hall, Fisher Street entrance being opened by the Mayor at 10am, July 5. Closes at 1pm. Find out about over 40 local societies and groups I the Assembly Room and visit the Corn Exchange to find out more about the new proposal for the Phoenix.

BARCOMBE Vintage Village Fete at Barcombe Village Hall, noon-4pm July 5. Games. Performances and competitions plus much more. Prizes for the best 50s outfit.

FARMERS’ Market in Cliffe Precinct, Lewes, 9am-1pm July 5. Fresh local produce.

SUMMER Fair at South Malling School, 11am-2pm July 5. Free entry. Pony rides, inflatable assault course, coconut shy, birds of prey, games, barbecue, plants, books, an auction and lots more.

PLUMPTON GREEN: Jumble Sale, 2pm. Village Hall in aid of Village Action Plan. Tombola, books, teas etc.

OPEN GARDENS: Scaynes Hill. Seven gardens open this year. Afternoon teas at the church. All welcome from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. Adults £5, children free. In aid of St Augustine’s School. Tickets from any of the gardens or the church.

SUNDAY

BEACHY Head Ramblers, A Postponed Pleasure, 13 miles with Lynne H. Meet at the car park in Hawkhurst, 10am July 6.

CREAM TEA DANCE: Every Sunday from 2pm to 4.30pm, Village Centre,Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint. £4.50.

MID Sussex Ramblers hosting and leading for the London Blind Rambling Club. Meet at Lewes Railway Station Forecourt, 10.45am to meet 10.52am train, July 6. 6 miles with Jill 01273 480167.

MONDAY

OPEN Public Meeting at the Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven 6pm-8pm July 7. The Coastal Futures Group invites everyone to find out about long-term climate change for the River Ouse and coastal areas.

TUESDAY

ST Wilfrid’s Hospice Secret Garden at Driftwood Garden, 4 Marine Drive Bishopstone (01323) 899296, 11am July 8.

WEDNESDAY

BEACHY Head Ramblers, Eight Ton Challenge, 15 miles with Geoff and Jackie. Meet at East Dean Village car park, 10am July 9.

BOTANICAL Vegetable Painting at Monk’s House, Rodmell (01273) 474760, 10am July 9.

GO Tri Pells Pool at Pells Pool, Brook Street, Lewes, 7.30pm July 9. Aquathlon events suitable for ages 16yrs plus. Contact No: 07976 729270.

HAYWARDS HEATH and District U3A Open Meeting. The Weird and Wonderful World of the Law by David Allen. A hugely enjoyable glimpse into the legal world. David takes a sideways journey through bizarre true life cases, daft old laws still in place, and political correctness gone mad. Great fun and plenty of laughs. 2pm to 4.30pm, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath. Admission £1 includes refreshments.

LEWES Footpaths Group, Evening Walk with Supper. Meet at 5pm Rodmell July 9. 5 miles with Vivien 07771 774492.

LINDFIELD: Ballroom/Latin Dance Classes, Wednesday evenings, King Edward Hall, Lindfield. Beginners 7.30-8.30 Improvers 8.30-9.30. Enquiries to Star Dance School (Ray Smith). Call 01273 719500, email starschool@talktalk.net.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Circular to North West of Hassocks. 4.5 miles with Ann 01273 843850. Meet at west side Hassocks Railway Station, 7.15pm July 9.

SEAFORD District Stamp Club meeting at Cross Way Hall, Steyne Road, 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Members Night showing art depicted in stamps. All stamp collectors welcome. Tel: 01323 890699.

SUSSEX Family History Group, The History of the British Seaside by Don Dray, 7.30pm July 9 at the Ventnor Hall, Blatchington Road, Hove.

THURSDAY

BEACHY Head Ramblers, Crowlink Circular, 5 miles with Lynne B. Meet at East Dean Village car park, 6.30pm July 10.

CATALYST Club 10th Birthday Party, 8pm July 10 at Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street, Brighton (01273) 687171.

POLEGATE Ramblers, Leisurely Walk, Park Vista, 2 miles with John R 489228. Meet at Downlands Medical Centre 10.05 for Bus 56 to Stone Cross, July 10. St Andrews, Pond and South Downs Way, 5 miles with Sheila and David 500877; or, East Hoathly to Framfield Circular – Take 2, 8.5 miles with John R 724972. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am July 10.

EXHIBITIONS

EASTBOURNE

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Images of World War One, 10am-4pm Fri/Sat, July 4-Aug 30.

HORSHAM

Drill Hall, Denne Road: Association of Sussex Artists. Paintings, Sculpture & Pottery. August 14 - 23. 10.30am to 5pm including Sunday. Closes Saturday, August 23, at 3.30pm. Admission Free.

Horsham Museum & Art Gallery: Horsham Women’ until July 6; High Days and Holidays,until November.

GUILDFORD

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery, 7 Saba House, Kings Road, Shalford: Stuart Mallard’, noted Wildlife and Canine Artist, August 1- 29, Mon-Fri, 9-5pm, free. Browse and buy from this stunning selection of oils, pastels, watercolours and limited edition prints. All sales support endangered wildlife. For more see www.davidshepherd.org.

LINDFIELD

King Edward Hall, High Street, Lindfield: The Adventurers’ Art Club annual exhibition, July 26 to August 3. Opening times Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 7pm; Sunday, August 3, 10am to 3.30pm. Admission 50pm.