What’s on - May 16 2014



Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, May 16-18; Universal Genius, 8pm May 18; The Noise Next Door, 8pm May 22.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: The Treason Show – Festival Edition, 8pm May 22.



All Saints Church (01273) 709709: Fringe Event: Elias String Quartet, The Beethoven Project Part 2, 7.30pm May 17; Tavener Supernatural Songs, Hillard Ensemble, City of London Sinfonia and Brighton Festival Chorus, 7.30pm May 21.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Fringe Event: The Tempest in Musick, 7.30pm May 16; KlezMahler, 8pm May 19.

St Bartholomew’s Church, Ann Street (01273)709709: Fringe Event: Brighton’s Youth celebrate Sir John Tavener, 5pm May 18.


Uckfield Music Club 70th Anniversary Season, St Margaret’s Church, Buxted Park: Thursday, May 15, at 7.30pm. Banjamin Baker, Violin, Selected Artist of the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT), and Robert Thompson, Piano, playing Beethoven, Ernst, Richard Strauss, Wagner, Wieniawski. Membership subscription and three concerts, £24, tickets on door £12, students £2. Contact: 01825 712553.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: The Lycydas Trio, 2.45pm May 18.



Brighton Dome, Pavilion Gardens (01273) 709709: Fringe Event: Cat Power, 8pm May 18.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Fringe Events: Barb Jungr: Hard Rain, 8pm May 20/21.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Tallahassee Five, 9.30pm May 17; Quartet, 9pm May 20/21.

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Fringe Event: Toumani Diabate and Sidiki Diabate, Kora, 8pm May 20.


The Royal Hippodrome (01323) 412000: The Carpenters Story, 7.45pm May 17; There’s Magic in the Music, 8.15pm May 20/21.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Elijah Blue at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon May 17.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: The Carpenters Story, 8pm May 20.


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: The Contenders, 8pm May 16; Outlaw, 3pm May 18.

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Hannah James: 2 Clog Dance Workshops, 10.45am-4.45pm May 17; Sam Sweeney: English Fiddle Workshop, 10.45am-4.45pm May 17.


British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Sarah Grey, 7.45pm May 16.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Roy Orbison and Friends, 7.30pm May 16; Dirty/DC, 7.30pm May 17; Billy Ocean, 7.30pm

May 18.


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.



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Fringe Event: Gruff Rhys, American Interior, 8pm May 16; Jeremy Deller, Desert Island Pics, 8pm May 16; Alex Bellos, Alex Through the Looking Glass, 4pm May 17; The Immigration Debate, 8pm May 17; Bob Stanley in conversation with Alexis Petridis, 8pm May 17; African Dance Party, 9pm May 17; AC Grayling, The God Argument, 2pm May 18; Ida Barr’s Mash Up, 2pm/5pm May 18; The Epicene Butcher and Other Stories for Consenting Adults, 8pm May 19/20, 7pm/9.30pm May 21; Sinue, 7.30pm May 21/22; Tomorrow, 7.30pm May 21-24; Twisted Angels, 8pm May 22.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Fringe Events: East End Cabaret: Dirty Talk, 9pm May 16; Death. Love. Disaster, 11pm May 16; Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets Do Art, 7pm May 17, 4.30pm May 18; Attila the Stockbroker, Local & Vocal, 8pm May 19; Tongue Fu and Hunting Pigs, 8pm May 21; Dusty Limits: Psycho, 9pm May 22-25.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Normal Heights, 7pm May 17-19; Twins, 9pm May 18/19; The Big Bite-Size Late Breakfast, 11am/12.30pm May 18; Cafe Scientifique, 8pm May 20; Danielle Imara’s in Jail, 7pm May 20, 6.45pm May 21.

Sallis Benney Theatre (01273) 709709: Fringe Event: Debate - Who Pays the Price? The high cost of living with violence against women and girls, 7.30pm May 18.

St Nicholas Rest Garden (01273) 709709: Fringe Event: Much Ado About Nothing, 6pm May 22/23, 1pm/6pm May 24/25.

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Fringe Event: Peaches Christ Superstar, 8pm May 19; Flown, 7.30pm May 22/23, 2.30pm/7.30pm May 24.

The Old Market (01273) 709709: Fringe Event: Zoo, Enhanced Dance to Disguised Music, 3pm May 17, 11am/4pm May 18.

The Spire (01273) 709709: Fringe Event: Perhaps all the Dragons, 7.30pm/9.30pm May 21, 5.30pm/7.30pm/9.30pm May 22/23, 4pm/7pm/9pm May 24.


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Cats, 7.30pm May 20-31 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Pirate Gran, 4.30pm May 16, 11am/2pm May 17.


Glyndebourne (01273) 812321: Der Rosenkavalier, 4.35pm May 17/21; Eugene Onegin, 5.05pm May 18/22.


Hove Park (01273) 709709: Fringe Event: Safe House, 9pm May 17.


Lewes Priory: The Day of the Battle, open-air mystery play. Various venues from 10.30am to noon, Lewes Priory 4.30pm, May 17. Railway Land: Prepare for Battle, May 16-18. Information from Lewes

Youth Theatre.

Tunbridge Wells

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Sarah Jane Dance School Show, 2pm/7pm May 18.


LEWES Riverside Club Beetle Drive, 2pm May 2


AN Evening with Swifts by Edward Mayer, a talk at the Linklater Pavilion, Railway Land, Lewes, 7pm May 16. Free but donations welcomed, please email swifts@sos.org.uk if you are attending.

CHARLESTON Festival at Charleston Farmhouse nr Lewes (01273) 709709: Restorations and Transformations, Jamie Fobert, Charles Saumarez Smith and Jeremy Dixon, 1pm May 16; China’s Iron Lady, Jung Chang with Jon Snow, 3.30pm May 16; Loose Ends and Extras, Asa Briggs and Ian McEwan with Michael Farthing, 6pm May 16; The Public Poet, Carol An Dufffy,

8pm May 16.

TALK, The Battles of Lewes by Dr Graham Mayhew at Anne of Cleves House, Lewes, 7.30pm May 16.

LEWES Riverside Club, Deputy Lieutenant of Sussex Deborah Bedford at St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe, 2pm May 16.


BOOK FAIR: Lewes Town Hall (side entrance) 10am to 4pm. 40 dealers offering thousands of second-hand, rare, readable and collectable books. Excellent refreshments available. Admission 50p.

CHARLESTON Festival at Charleston Farmhouse nr Lewes (01273) 709709: The Children Act, Ian McEwan with Claire Armitstead, noon May 17; Nation’s Watchdog, David Hare with Peter Ansorge, 2.30pm May 17; An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins with Tim Radford, 5pm May 17; An Officer and a Spy, Robert Harris with Hilary Spurling, 7.30pm May 17.

CHILDREN’S Nearly New Sale at Ringmer Primary School, 10.30am-noon May 17.

COSTUMED Procession from Landport Bottom to Dripping Pan, Lewes, Battle Royal 750. From 2pm onwards May 17.

MEET the Stitchers. Part of the Battle of Lewes Story at Lewes Castle, May 17.

PAWS and Claws Bookfair, 10am-4pm Lewes Town Hall, May 17.

PLANT Sale at the Market Tower, Lewes 9.30am-11.30am. Fundraiser for Lewes Group in Support of Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Near North Chailey, 5 miles undulating, woods, fields and lanes. Meet at Red House Common car park, 2pm May 17.

WALKING Stories, an audio walk for parks, at Stamner Park, Brighton as part of the Fringe Festival, 11am/2pm/4pm May 17/18. Booking on 01273 709709.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, A Day on The Downs, 13 miles with Murray F. Meet at County Hall car park. Lewes, 9.30am May 18.

CHARLESTON Festival at Charleston Farmhouse nr Lewes (01273) 709709: Vistas of History, Mark Bostridge and Helen Dunmore with Claire Armitstead, noon May 18; Talking Head, Alan Bennett, 2.30pm May 18;

Breakfast with Lucian, Geordie Greig with Lynn Barber, 5pm May 18; Twenty-Five Years On, Peter Bazalgette, Philip Hook, Nicholas Kenyon, Fiona MacCarthy and Francine Stock, 7.30pm May 18.

DOWNLAND Walk, a walk from Plumpton to Warningore Wood, May 18. Contact john.moore2011@btinternet.com.

LEWES Footpaths Group, Scaynes Hill, 4.5 miles with Roy 477740. Meet at North Street car park, Lewes, 9.30am May 18.

CLASSIC Cars on parade at Newhaven Fort, May 18. A Multi-marque display of classic cars across the decades.


MID Sussex Ramblers, East Dean Circular, 8 miles with Mike B. Meet at East Dean car park, 10.30am May 20.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Gliding Past The Tower, 12 miles with Naomi and Pete. Meet at lay-by adjacent to the Wok Inn, Shortgate nr Halland, 10am May 21.

CHARLESTON Festival at Charleston Farmhouse nr Lewes (01273) 709709: Older and Wiser, Jane Gardam and Penelope Lively with Nicolette Jones, 1pm May 21; Catastrophe, Max Hastings, 3.30pm May 21; Such Sweet Sorrow, Nicholas Hytner, 6pm May 21; the Last Sane Man, Tanya Harrod, 8pm May 21.

LEWES Footpaths Group, May Stroll, May 21. Meet 10.30am North Street car park, Lewes. Details from Bert 473052.

SUSSEX Military History Society, My Boyhood Memories of WW2 in East Sussex by Phil Wooller, 7.30pm for 8pm May 21 at the Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Seaford Head Circular, 5 miles with Colin W. Meet at Golden Galleon car park, 6.30pm May 22.

CHARLESTON Festival at Charleston Farmhouse (01273) 709709: Start the Week, With Guest Presenter, 1pm May 22; Their Brilliant Careers, Rachel Cooke and Ben Watt with David Kynaston, 3.30pm May 22; The Way They Live Now, Mark Lawson and Edward St Aubyn with Nicolette Jones, 6pm May 22; Boyhood, Karl Ove Knausgaard and Tim Winton with Rachel Cusk, 8pm May 22.

POLEGATE Ramblers, Friston Frolic Fro’ The Flowers, 4.5 to 5 miles with Roger S 470366; Or, river, Lake and Birds, 9.25 miles with Angela 504280. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am May 22.



War Memorial Hall, The Tye: Alfriston Art Club Exhibition and Sale, May 24th - 27th , 10.30 am to 5.30 pm. Paintings and homemade refreshments for sale. Admission free, regret no credit card facilities. Very many thanks Janet Banham 01323 870717.


Brighton Dome Founders Room: Fringe Events: Music Box Orchestra, May 3-25.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Fringe Event: Kathy Hinde, Tipping Point, 10am-7pm May 20, 10am-8pm May 21/22, 10am-6pm May 23.

Circus Street Market: Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same time No. 2, William Forsythe, 11am-7pm Mon-Sun, 11am-8pm Thurs, May 3-25.

Fabrica: On Balance, noon-7pm May 3-25.

Lighthouse: The Monopoly of Legitimate Use, 11am-6pm May 3-25.

Regency Town House: No One Owns The Land, Ester Svensson and Rosanna Martin, noon-6pm Thurs-Sun, May 3-25; Caste/Cast, Leah Gordon,noon-6pm Thurs-Sun, May 3-25; Asylum in the City, noon-6pm Thurs-Sun, May 3-25.

The Brighton Waste House, University of Brighton: Salt Field, Phillip Hall-Patch, May 3-25.

The Old Reference Library, Brighton Museum: The British Library, Yinka Shonibare MBE, 10am-5pm Tues-Sun, May 3-25.

University of Brighton Gallery: Sound in Motion, Zimoun, 10am-5pm Mon-Sun, 10am-8pm Thurs, May 3-25.


The Towner Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road: Near Dark, Feb 8-May 14; United Visual Artists (UVA), April 18-June 14.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Andrew Forrest Art Exhibition, 10am-4pm Fri/Sat, May 2-June 28.