What’s on July 6 2012

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COMEDY

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Doctor Brown Becaves, 8pm July 7; Rhod Gilbert – The Man With The Flaming Battenberg Tattoo, 8pm July 9.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, until July 8; The Maydays Confessions, 8pm July 6; the Maydays Tonight’s Top Story, 8pm July 7; Krater Comedy Club, July 12-15.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Charity Chuckle – Paul McCaffrey, 8.30pm July 10.

Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Middle Street: Nick Helm and James Acaster, 7.30pm July 9.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Jimmy Carr – Gagging Order, 8pm July 10.

CONCERTS

HERSTMONCEUX

Observatory Science Centre (01323) 832731: An Evening with Herschel, 7.15pm-midnight July 7. A mix of classical music and astronomy.

HOVE

All Saints Church, Eaton Road: Lunchtime Recital – Ma Kenworthy organ, 1pm July 12. Free admission with retiring collection.

PEVENSEY

St Nicholas Church: A Musical Offering by candlelight. Alison Bury violin, Catherine Rimer cello, Tom Foster harpsichord and Neil McLaren flute, 8pm July 13 (picnic from 7pm). Bookings on 01323 764449 or 01424 216651.

GIGS

BRIGHTON

Black Lion, 14 Black Lion Street (01273) 711884: Medium Rare, 9pm July 6; Soul Casserole All Dayer, 4pm July 7; Live and Swingin’ 8pm July 8; Hit the Decks, July 10; Acoustic Showcase, 8.30pm July 11.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Saturday Jazz, 1pm July 7; Herbie Fowers’ Jazz Breakfast, 11am July 8.

Coalition, 171-180 Kings Road Arches: Hot 8 Brass Band, 7.30pm July 7; Nightowl with Tim Mason, 11pm July 7.

Fiddler’s Elbow, 11 Boyces Street: TFI Friday, July 6; DJ Shelley Mack, 9pm July 7; Sham-Rock Open Mic, 8.30pm July 8; Brian McNamara, 8.30pm July 12.

Fishbowl, 74 East Street (01273) 777505: Keep It Wheel, 9pm July 6; Gareth Stephens, 9pm July 7.

Fortune of War, Brighton Seafront: Fever, 9pm July 6; Jem Hannam, 9pm July 7.

Globe: Rum Friday, July 6; Alphabet City, 9pm July 7; Global Bass, 9pm July 11; Hang The DJ, 9pm July 12.

Hampton, 57 Upper North Street (01273) 731347: Live Acoustic Music, 8pm July 8.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: ipop! 11pm Fridays; The British Invasion, 11pm July 7; Beth Rowley, 7.30pm July 8; The BRIT School on Tour, 7.30pm July 11.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Swingalicious, 8pm July 6; Twisted Frontier 8pm July 6; Bark Like a Dog Blues Jam, 8pm July 8.

Marlborough, 4 Princes Street: Skard for Lyfe, July 6.

Signalman: Open Mic Night, 8pm July 8.

Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Middle Street: Holland and She Crazy, 7pm July 6; Sweet Jonny, 7pm July 7; Burn The Fleet, 7pm July 8; The Black Twig Pickers, 8pm July 10; FreeJam, 8pm July 12.

The Haunt, 10 Pool Valley: Sound Central Studios Showcase #3, 7pm July 6; Futures, 7pm July 11.

The Hope, 11-12 Queens Road (01273) 325793: Soul Casserole, 9pm July 6; Live Sessions, 9pm July 7.

The Mesmerist, 1-3 Prince Albert Street (01273) 328542: Boon Dock, July 12.

The Victory, 6 Duke Street (01273) 326555: Up Against It, 9pm July 7; Blues Sundays, noon July 8; Open Mic, 8pm July 12.

The Worlds End, 60-61 London Road (01273) 692311: DJ Mark M, 8pm July 6; Rahmani’s, 8pm July 7.

Thomas Kemp, 8 St Georges Road (01273) 683334: DJ Spindo Garage, Rock and Melodic Pop, 9pm July 6; DJ Molar & Friends, 9pm July 7; Sam’s Jazz Duo, 4pm July 8.

Western Front, Cranbourne Street: RockWell, 8pm July 6; James Ongley, 8pm July 7; Hush Hush acoustic night, 8pm July 11.

Xuma, Dyke Road (01273) 724036: Andy Twyman, July 7.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Blues Night: Bagge, Armer and Friends, 7.45pm July 6; Jazz Night: Janette Mason Trio, 7.45pm July 11; African Music Night: The Endless Journey, 7.45pm July 12.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Rock ‘N’ Roll Paradise, 7.30pm July 6.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Live music on stage at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon July 7.

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: John Mann Music Show, 2.30pm July 12.

HASSOCKS

Clayton & Keymer Royal British Legion, Woodsland Road: Karaoke with Don & Matt, July 14. Tel: 01273 845829 for more info.

HOVE

Freemasons, Western Road: The peoples Playlist, 9pm July 6.

LEWES

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Roy Nash, Tony Burke and Paul Holden, July 7.

The Royal Oak, Station Street: Folk at The Royal Oak – Hector Gilchrist, 8pm July 12.

SEAFORD

Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane (01323) 897426: In the Mood with Five Star Swing, 7.30pm July 8. Tickets from Seaford Tourist Information Office, 01323 897426 or 01582 766801.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Letz Zep, 8pm July 12.

STAGE

BARCOMBE

New Village Hall: New Sussex Opera, Dido and Aeneas, 5.30pm July 8. Tickets from Barcombe Stores and Post Office.

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and His Singing Tiger, 11am July 7, 2pm July 8.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Confessions of a Belly Dance Diva, 2pm July 8.

Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: Derek Acorah, 7.45pm July 11; The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live, 7.45pm July 12-14.

CHICHESTER

Festival Theatre (01243) 781312: Kiss Me Kate, until Sept 1; Heart Break House, July 6-Aug 25.

Minerva Theatre (01243) 781312: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, until July 28.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Henry V, 7pm July 6; The Dance Olympics, 7pm July 7, 11am/3pm July 8; The Complete World of Sports (Abridged), 7.30pm July 12.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: House of Burlesque, Shipwrecked, 7.30pm July 7; Bohemian Rhapsody, 7.30pm July 10-14 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Alan Ayckbourn’s Intimate Exchanges series, A Cricket Match, 7.45pm until July 7 (Sat mat 2.30pm); Murder Mistaken, 7.45pm July 10-14 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Uncle Tom’s Cabins, 7.30pm July 6; Students Summer Show, 7.30pm July 7; Ariel Drama Academy Showcase, 7.30pm July 9; Scheherazade presented by Dormansland School, 7pm July 10.

GLYNDE

Glyndebourne (01273) 815000: La boheme, 6.05pm July 6/11; La Cenerentola, 5.20pm July 7/10; Le nozze di Figaro, 3.30pm July 8, 4.45pm July 12.

HANDCROSS

High Beeches Gardens, High Beeches Lane: The Seed: Fool’s Gold, July 7 & 8, 10.45am, 12.30pm, 2.45pm, 4.30pm. £8.50 (includes entry to the garden). Box Office: Chichester Festival Theatre on 01243 781312 or www.cft.org.uk

Nymans: The Pantaloons present Grimm Fairy Tales, July 8, 6pm (gates open at 5.00pm). Tickets availble from www.thepantaloons.co.uk

HAYWARDS HEATH

Borde Hill Garden: The Seed: Burning Gold, July 19-22, 8.15pm. £12.50 and £8.50. Box Office: Chichester Festival Theatre on 01243 781312 or www.cft.org.uk

HURSTPIERPOINT

Players Theatre, High Street: Hurstpierpoint Players - Summer Comedy Special. Double bill of comedy from two of Britain’s best comedy writers: Gosforth’s Fete, by Alan Ayckbourn and A Respectable Funeral by Jimmy Chinn, July 11-14, 8pm. Tickets available from Vanilla, 40 High Street, Hurstpierpoint. Telephone 01273 834506 (9am-5pm).

SEAFORD

Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane: Seaford Youth Drama Group, A Diamond of a Jubilee, Victoria 1897, 7pm July 6/7. Tickets from Seaford new, Broad Street, Stephen Newberry, Church street or on 01323 892023.

DIARY DATES

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Soulful Singing, 11am-1pm July 7. Ne experience necessary; Playmakes (Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown), 3pm July 8.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Magnet Speed dating 28-45 years, 8pm July 11.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Catalyst Club, 8pm July 12.

CHIDDINGLY

Village Hall: Village Market, 10am-noon July 7.

EASTBOURNE

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: Tea Dance, 2pm-5pm July 10.

FIRLE

Charleston Farmhouse (01323) 811262: Vintage Pattern Cutting Workshop, 10am-5pm July 10.

Middle Farm (01323) 811411: Keeping Happy Healthy Hens, July 7.

FOREST ROW

Foresters Arms car park: Cycle Ride – Four Counties Ride, long distance with Matthew du Chemin ESCC, 9.30am July 7.

LEWES

23 East Street: Norman Baker MP Surgery, July 6. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

All Saints Centre, Friars Walk: Vintage Salon, 7pm to 11pm July 6. An evening of vintage shopping, live music, wine and ales, pop up hair salon, naughty cakes and tapas. Tickets from Union Music Store.

Anne of Cleves House, Southover High Street (01273) 474610: Tudor Housewife, 11am-3pm July 10.

Linklater Pavilion, Court Road: WEA Lewes Branch, Four Seasons at the Linklater Pavilion, 10am July 10. Booking 7 Priory Crescent.

St Michael’s Church, High Street (near the Bottleneck): Book Sale, 11am-3pm July 7. In aid of church funds.

PEACEHAVEN

Peacehaven Cliffs: Worthing Churches Homeless Project, Peacehaven Heights Abseil, July 7. Join us for our exhilarating charity abseil 90 feet down the cliffs. For further information contact Louise on 01903 227829.

RINGMER

Ringmer Primary School: Summer Fair, 6pm-8pm July 6. Auction of an Andy Murray signed t-shirt and two tickets for Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Grand raffle, licensed bar and barbecue, children’s stalls, bouncy castle, ice creams, pony rides and more.

UPPER DICKER

Michelham Priory (01323) 844224: Game and Country Show, July 7/8.

WILLINGDON

Polegate Windmill, Park Croft: Fete Day, 2pm-5pm July 8. Strawberry and cream teas, Music by Con Brio led by John Purcell.

EXHIBITIONS

BEXHILL

De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got A Great Idea... by Richard Wilson, July 7-Oct 1.

CHIDDINGLY

Farleys Barn Gallery, Farley Farm House, Muddles Green: Picasso at Play, photographic exhibition, 11am-4.30pm Saturdays July 15, 22 and Sundays July 14, 21.

EASTBOURNE

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Andrew Voller, 10am-4pm until Aug 24.

FIRLE

Charleston Farmhouse (01273) 709709: Charleston Festival – Annie Leibovitz, until July 15.

LEWES

The Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Aspects of The Landscape and Other Bits by John Amos, 10.30am-5pm Tues-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, July 7-15.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Franny Swann, until July 7; Ellen Montelius, Being. Photographic portraits of local poets and writers, July 10-Aug 4.

REGULAR EVENTS

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.

CHIDDINGLY

Village Hall: Village Hall Market, first Saturday of every month 10am-noon. Fresh produce, usual craft stalls. More info 01435 863795.

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 Centre (small hall): Drum Unity – Community drum circle, kids and parents 7pm-7.30pm, adults only 7.45pm-8.30pm Mondays; Pre-school drum group, 9.30am under 3s, 10.10am 3-5yrs, Mondays. Tel: 07845 244692 email infor@drumunity.co.uk

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.

Children’s Centre, YMCA: Every Friday 10am-noon Bumps and Babies Drop-in group. Meet other parents, soft flooring and toys for babies. More info lewesparentssupport@nct.org.uk 08442436187.

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.

House of Friendship, 208 High Street: Cruse Bereavement Care Lewes Drop-in, 10-11am newcomers, 11am-noon main group, Fridays.

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.

Near Lewes station: Action for Change, positive action healthy lifestyles, Tuesday evening clinic. Ring 0300 111 2470 or email reception.gh@action-for-change.org to make an appointment.

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 Body Workshop: Zumba Weight Loss Sessions, 11.30am-1pm Tuesdays. For details and to reserve your place call Julie 07733 099735.

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

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 7-9pm. 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.

TALKS

EASTBOURNE

St Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street: The Eastbourne Society – Eastbourne, My Family Hometown since the 1920s by Kevin Gordon, 7.30pm July 10.

HOVE

Ventnor Hall, Central United Reform Church, Blatchington Road (01273) 298159: Sussex Family History Group – Records of Death: Don’t Neglect Them by Celia Heritage, 7.30pm July 11.

LEWES

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club - Plumpton College by Shan Dexter, 2pm July 6; Theatre in Lewes by Joyce Fisher, 2pm July 9.

SINGLETON

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum (01243) 811348: Man, tree archaeology and the dense forest myth by Ted Green MBE, 6.30pm July 10.

UCKFIELD

Luxford Day Centre, Luxford Way (01444) 452524: Sussex Family History Group – Steyning Scandals: A walk and talk around Steyning by Janet Pennington, 7.30pm July 9.

WALKS

ARLINGTON

Reservoir lay-by: Beachy Head Ramblers – Reservoir Stroll, 7.5 miles with Jim 01435 868789, 9.30am July 7.

BRIGHTON

Upper Lodges car park on the Ditchling to Brighton Road above Stanmer park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Stanmer Park Circular, 5 miles with Bernard and Barbara 01273 844840, 10am July 7.

CHAILEY

North Chailey Sportsground car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – One Way Ticket to Ride, 9 miles with Geoff and Linda 01444 440622, 10am July 10.

Red House Common car park, Warrs Hill Road: An evening with Nightjars, 1.5 miles with Crispin Kirkpatrick and Robin Bassett, ESCC, 8.30pm July 12. Booking recommended 01273 482670.

EAST DEAN

Village car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Some More Tons, 15.5 miles with Geoff F 01323 730915, 9.45am July 8.

ERIDGE

Eridge Church: Captain Swing, 8 miles with Graham Kean, Wealden District Council, 10am July 12.

EXCEAT

Seven Sisters Visitor Centre: Exploring Seven Sisters Country Park, 3 miles with ESCC Rangers 10am July y10. Booking advisable 01273 482670.

FIRLE

Village car park: Quintessentially South Downs, 6.75 miles with Nick Brown, 10am July 8. Booking recommended 07918 907265.

GLYNDE

Car park beside recreation ground: Beachy Head Ramblers – Glynde Circular via the Dewponds, 10 miles with Marilyn and Malcolm 01323 762457, 10am July 11.

HERSTMONCEUX

Lay-by on Wartling Road: Beachy Head Ramblers – Wartling Wanderer, 5 miles with Barbara and Paul 01323 504908, 6.30pm July 12.

LEWES

Cliffe Bridge: Nordic Fitness outdoor exercise class, 3.5 miles with Nigel Bentley, Oakleafe Sussex Nordic Walking, 6.50pm July 11 (6.30pm for pre-tester session for beginners), July 11. Booking essential 07930 738034.

Lewes Station Forecourt: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Lewes Kingston Circular, 4 miles with Jill 01273 480167, 9pm July 11.

Outside Lewes Rail Station: Round the Rises, 8.5 miles with Terry Owen, Per-Rambulations, 10am July 8.

PLUMPTON

Railway Station: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Walk with London Blind Rambling Club, 7 miles with Ray and Alison 01342 311632, 10.45am July 8.

POLEGATE

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Short Way Up; Long Way Donw, 5 miles with Roger S 470366, 9.30am July 12; Framfield Linear, 9.5 miles with Graham T 501467, 9.30am July 12.

SEAFORD

Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street: Seaford Historic Guided Tour, 10.30am July 7. Details (01323) 897426.