Ardingly College (June 22-25): Sunday, June 22: Royal Opera House Gala Evening. Some of opera’s best-loved music and arias performed by Royal Opera House artists and international soloist Sir John Tomlinson. 6pm: Sir John in conversation with David Lawrence-March; 7pm: Gala Concert.
Monday, June 23: Comedy Night, 7pm. An Evening with Bradley Walsh: from footballer to star of Law & Order and host of ITV’s Hit Show, The Chase. In conversation with Matt Trueman, of the Guardian; Comedy Night, 8.15pm. Radio 4’s Alex Horne and The Horne Section: Alex and his band create a heady mix of stand-up comedy and live music with special guest Terry Alderton.
Tuesday, June 24: Bowie Tribute Band, 8pm. The UK’s premier Bowie tribute band, Absolute Bowie.
Wednesday, June 25: The Reduced Shakespeare Company, 8pm. Enjoy all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride; ZIMBE! Come sing the songs of Africa, 6pm. A special occasion in support of Ardingly in Africa with more than 500 singers in a spectacular community performance of British composer Alexander L’Estrange’s African-Jazz choral masterpiece. Visit www.ardinglyartsfest.com
Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, June 20-22; Marlon Davis, 7pm June 21; Seann Walsh, 8.30pm June 23; Chris Turner: Pretty Fly, 7pm June 25; Racing Minds: Aaaand Now for Something Completely Improvised, 8.30pm June 25; Laurence Clark: Moments of Instant Regret, 7pm June 26; Comic Boom, 8pm June 26; Rhys James Begins, 8.30pm June 26.
Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Isosceles – Probably the Best Comedy Songs in the World Ever, Maybe, 7.30pm June 20.
Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Patrick Monahan, 7.30pm June 24.
Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Comedy Club, 8pm June 21.
Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: West End Gala Concert for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, 7pm June 22; Ratton School presents 26th Annual Gala Concert, 7.30pm June 25.
Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Worbey and Farrell (piano act), 3.30pm/7pm June 22.
The Capitol (01403 750220): Let’s Hang On, 7.30pm, June 27; Horsham Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm, June 28.
Westgate Chapel, 92A High Street (01273) 311417: Nick Andrews and Friends Vocal Ensemble, 3pm June 21.
St Leonard’s Church, Church Street, Seaford: Concentus Chorale, Reflections of Movies and World War 1, 7.30pm June 21. Tickets available from Newberry Estage Agents, or ring 01323 763273 or on the door.
De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: The Wave Pictures, 7pm June 20.
Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Spellbound, 9pm June 21.
Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Have a Word, 7.45pm June 25.
The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Voodoo Room, 7.45pm June 21; Lisa Mills with Ian Jennings, 7.45pm June 25.
The Royal Hippodrome (01323) 412000: The Drifters, Optimum Tour 2014, 7.30pm June 21.
Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Simon Joslin and Friends at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon June 21.
Chequer Mead, East Grinstead (01342) 302000: Elkie Brooks – Live in Concert, 7.30pm June 26.
Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: The Elevators, 8pm June 20; Tab Hunter and Tim Cotterell, 3pm June 22.
Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – John Connolly, June 21.
British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Singers and Musicians Evening, 7.45pm June 20.
The Sussex Oak Pub, Church Street: Live Jazz with Andy Walker and Friends. Starts 8pm. Takes place on the last Thursday of every month. Contact: Rex Walker, 01403 791052.
De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Annie Get Your Gun, 7.30pm June 25-28 (Sat mat 2.30pm).
Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton (01273) 709709: The Energy Show, 7pm June 18, 10.30am June 19 (7yrs plus); Brighton College: One Moment, 7pm June 19.
Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: The Modernists, 8pm June 20/22, 5pm June 21.
Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Psychic Sally: On The Road, 7.45pm June 20; Viva La Drag, Guys Just Wanna Have Fun, 7.30pm June 21; Dawn French, Thirty Million Minutes, 7.30pm June 23-28.
Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Beyond the Barricade, 7.30pm June 19.
Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Bourne School presents Bourne To Shine, 7pm June 26.
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne (01323) 412000: Last of The Duty Free, 7.45pm June 23-28 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).
Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Pennies From Heaven Revisited, 3pm/7.30pm June 21.
Glyndebourne (01273) 812321: Der Rosenkavalier 4.35pm June 19; Eugene Onegin, 5.05pm June 20/24; Don Giovanni, 5.10pm June 21; Der Rosenkavalier, 3.20pm June 22, 4.35pm June 26.
The Players Theatre: STAB Productions, a new independent theatre company, presents Two by Jim Cartwright and The Donahue Sisters by Geraldine Aron, July 25 and 26, 8pm. Tickets are £8 from www.stabproductions.co.uk or 01273 936808.
Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: That’ll Be The Day, 7.30pm June 20; Flash Mob, 7.30pm June 21.
Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells (01892) 678678: The Trials of Oscar Wilde, 8pm June 20; Tales from Shakespeare, 2.30pm June 22 (7+yrs); Carrie’s War, 7.30pm June 26.
CORN Exchange, Lewes Town Hall, 18th South Downs Beer and Cider Festival, from 1am June 20/21. Details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DON’T Be Afraid of Virginia Woolf, a talk at Monk’s House, Rodmell, 7.30pm June 20. Tickets £10 from 08442 491895.
LEWES Riverside Club, Wordsworth/Lake District by Patrick Coulcher, 2pm June 20 at St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.
BARCOMBE: ‘Tales From The War Memorial’ - An illustrated talk by Ian Hilder on the stories behind the names and the building of the village war memorial. 7.30. at Barcombe Village Hall. Tickets: £5 in advance from Turner’s Electrical Store or £7 on the door.
Ballroom/latin dance classes, Village Centre, Hurstpierpoint. Beginners 6.45-7.45. second level 7.45-8.45. Improvers 8.45-9.45 Enquiries to Ray Smith: 01273 719500, email@example.com.
FARMERS’ Market at Cliffe Precinct, Lewes, 9am-1pm June 21.
MID Sussex Ramblers, Sayers Common Circular, 4 miles with Frances 01273 842 628. Meet in lay-by near church, Sayers Common, 10.30am June 21.
COFFEE: Burgess Hill District Lions are holding a coffee morning from 10am to 12pm in the Martlets Hall Foyer Burgess Hill. Come along and join us and have a chat.
THE Villages Music Festival. Music and arts events in Laughton, Ripe and Chalvington, June 21-29. Various venues, times and prices. See villagesmusicfestival.co.uk or phone 01323 811835.
FAMILY: Burgess Hill Bonfire society are holding a family fun day on Fairfield rec ,10am - 4pm. The day will start at 10am with Town Mayor of Burgess Hill, Anne Jones MBE, cutting the ribbon to the entrance of the field near the boys club. There will be an arena in the centre of the field with fun displays, including Burgess Hill marching youth, Stix drummers, Udance, Twizted angels and Plain English more still to be confirmed. For the children we have an Aunt Sally, shoot the hoop. Stalls round the rest of the field including: jewellery, hats, books, tombola plus many more. BBQ, hog roast, vintage tea room, sweet stall, candy floss, bar and pimms tent. We still have space for a few stalls and displays if interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEACHY Head Ramblers, Rocks, Wald and Railway, 13 miles with Ruth and Harry. Meet at Weir Wood Reservoir car park, 10am June 22.
Heathfield Road Runners is holding its annual 10k race, 10am - 12 noon. The event will be held on the country lanes around Cross In Hand and Waldron. Runners of all abilities are invited to join in this friendly local event, which starts at the Rugby Club in Cross In Hand. Refreshments and cake will be available at the finish. For more information www.heathfieldroadrunners.com or 07876540450.
MAYOR’S Open Garden Trail including Driftwood, 4 Marine Drive, Bishopstone. Gardens at various venues open 11am-5pm June 22. £5 to see all nine gardens. Details on 01323 899296 or www.mayorsopen garden.co.uk
FOOD Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, 8pm Mondays at The Wood Room, St Pancras Church, Irelands Lane, Lewes.
LEWES Footpaths Society, Ovingdean and Undercliffe, 4 miles with Janet 475867. Meet at Lewes Bus Station, 9.39am Bus 28 to Churchill Square, June 24.
MID Sussex Ramblers, Deep Dean Access Land, 6.9 miles with Erica. Meet at The Sussex Ox, Milton Street, 10am June 24.
BEACHY Head Ramblers, Forest, Cliffs and River Banks Circular, 12 miles with Liz F. Meet at Pentland car park in Jevington Village, 10am June 25.
MID Sussex Ramblers, West from Burgess Hill, 3.5 miles with Les 01273 846995. Meet at car park at entrance to Burial Ground off Jane Murray Way (A273) 7.30pm June 25.
SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Pevensey, 11.5 miles flat. Meet at Pay and Display Pevensey Town Trust car park, adjacent to the Castle, 10.30am June 25.
TALK organised by Christ Church Thinktank, The Causes of Injustice by Susanne Schuster, 7.30pm June 25 at Christ Church, Prince Edward’s Road, Lewes.
BEACHY Head Ramblers, Herstmonceux Castle, 5 miles with Sylvia P. Meet at public car park rear of the Woolpack Inn, Herstmonceux, 6.30pm June 26.
POLEGATE Ramblers, Figure of Eight Around Hellingly, 5 miles with Barry 508615; Or, Around and About Beggars Bush, 9 miles with Graham 501467. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am June 26.
THE Eco Technology Show at the Brighton Centre, June 26/27.
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.
The Capitol (01403 750220): Double Exposure Photography Group, until June 30.
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.
King Edward Hall, High Street: 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.
Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Ancestral Voices, Caroline Smith, 10.30am-4pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm sun, May 31-June 12; Elsewhere and Otherwise, Peter Messer. 10.30am-5pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm Sun, June 14-26.
Uckfield Civic Centre: Uckfield Art Trail Exhibition; Friday and Saturday July 18 and 19. Ninth annual weekend-long exhibition in the, showing the work of local artists, photographers, makers and crafters from the area. Free and open to the public with affordable art and crafts to buy. Friday, July 18: 3-9pm - Exhibition open to public, 7-9pm – Art Trail Launch Party. Saturday, July 19: 9am – 7pm – Exhibition open to public. Visit uckfieldarttrail.co.uk, www.facebook.com/uckfieldarttrail or Twitter @uckfieldartrail (one t).
Luxford Centre: Uckfield Art Group Summer Exhibition Saturday, July 19, from 10am - 4pm. Paintings, drawings, photography, greeting cards, delicious refreshments, flower arranging. Free entry. Luxford Centre, Library way, main car park, Uckfield, East Sussex. TN22 1AR 01825 765021 www.uckfieldartgroup.co.uk All welcome.