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COMEDY

BRIGHTON

Blind Tiger Club, Grand Parade (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – The C Word, 8.30pm until May 26.

Caroline of Brunswick, 39 Ditchling Road: Fringe Event – Pandora’s Box, 8.15pm until May 27.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Comedy Club 4 Kids, 2pm May 26; Krater Comedy Club, until May 27; Comic Boom, 8pm May 31; From Amateur Transplants: Adam Kay’s Smutty Songs, 8.15pm May 31.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: The Treason Show, 8.30pm May 25.

Laughing Horse, The Quadrant, 12 North Street (01273) 733238: Matt Green: Playful, 7.30pm May 27; Charmian Hughes, Charmageddon! 5pm May 27.

Northern Lights Bar, 6 Little East Street (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – Comedy Power Hour, Dec Munro, Anna Freyberg and Daphne Baram, 6.30pm May 26; Smorgasboard: Stand-Up Comedy by The Sea, 8.30pm May 26.

The Quadrant, 12-13 North Street (01273) 917272: Daniel-Ryan Spaulding, How Dare You! 3.45pm May 25-27.

The Temple Bar, 121 Western Road: Fringe Event - Paul Vickers presents Twonkey’s Kingdom, 9.30pm until May 27; Balloon, 5.45pm until May 27.

Upstairs at Three and Ten, 10 Steine Street 01273 917272: Fringe Event – Max and Ivan Are...Con Artists, 10pm May 25/26.

HOVE

St John’s Centre, Palmeira Square (01273) 917272: Sha Wylie, And It’s Goodnight From Her, 6pm May 26.

CONCERTS

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – Sean Shibe guitar, 1pm May 25; King Priam, Britten Sinfonia, Brighton Festival Chorus, 7pm May 27.

Music Room, Royal Pavilion (01273) 709709:Richard Egarr (harpsichord), 8pm May 26.

St Bartholomew’s Church, Ann Street: Fringe Event – Brighton Festival Chorus, 9.30pm May 25; Sussex Chorus, Brighton Festival Concert to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 7.30pm May 26.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: 4 Girls 4 Harps, 7.30pm May 26.

DITCHLING

St Margaret’s Church: A Celebratory Concert including Coastline Harmony Chorus; Precious Metalz; The Hannah Labus Euphonium Trio and The Bothy Singers, May 26, 7pm. All proceeds will be in aid of the Ruth Fund. Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine and canapes in the interval available from Sue Hancock on 01273 890298.

GIGS

BRIGHTON

Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Brit Floyd, 8pm May 26.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – War Sum Up, 8pm May 25.

Fishbowl, 74 East Street (01273) 777505: Freestyle Records, May 25; Daddy Marcus, 9pm May 26; The Mixer Men, 10.30pm May 31.

Globe: Disco, House and Boogie, 9pm May 25; Kinfolk, 9pm May 26; Rockoustic, 8pm May 27; Global Bass, 9pm May 30, Hang The DJ, 9pm May 31.

HMV, Churchill Square: Lawson, free acoustic show and signing session, 5pm May 28.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Dressed in Black, 11pm May 25; Hip Hop Movie Block Party Special, 9pm May 25; Fado with Claudia Aurora, 8pm May 26; Mod For It, 11pm May 26; The Lovely Brothers, 9pm May 27; Three Bonzo’s And A Piano, 7.30pm May 27; Kathryn Williams presents The Pond, 7pm May 28; Duke Special, 8pm May 29; Marcus Bonfanti and Matt Guest, 7.30pm May 30; Jazz Morley, 7.30pm May 31.

Signalman: Open Mic Night, 8pm May 27.

The Hope, 11-12 Queens Road (01273) 325793: Soul Casserole, 9pm May 25; The EME, 8.30pm May 30; Broken Hands, 8pm May 31.

The Mesmerist, 1-3 Prince Albert Street (01273) 328542: Dr Bluegrass and The Illbilly 8, 9pm May 31.

The Victory, 6 Duke Street (01273) 326555: DJ Rob Taylor (Up Against It), 9pm May 26; Blues Sunday, noon May 27.

The Worlds End, 60-61 London Road (01273) 692311: Fond of Rudy, 8pm May 25.

White Rabbit, 13-14 Kensington Gardens: WTF? 8pm May 25; The Mixer Men, 8pm May 26; Hush Hush, 8pm May 27; The Move-ons Open Mic Night, 8pm May 31.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Voluez Vou, A Tribute to Abba, 7.30pm May 30.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: The Music of Cole Porter with Andy Panayi Quartet and pianist David Newton, 8pm May 25; The Evergreen Singers at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon May 26.

HAILSHAM

Hailsham Pavilion (01323) 841414: Home Service, 7.30pm May 25.

LEWES

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Jigjaw: Singing for Dancing workshop, 10.45am-4.45pm May 26; Jigjaw, May 26.

The Royal Oak, Station Street: Folk at The Royal Oak – Denise and Stuart Savage, 8pm May 31.

SEAFORD

Royal British Legion, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer, 7.45pm May 25.

SHARPTHORNE

The Ravenswood: Sunday Lunch Jazz: Roger Hind Quartet, May 27; Pete Mabey Band, June 3. Evening: The Blunter Brothers, May 25.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613/532072: Brit Floyd, 8pm May 25; Let There Be Drums, 8pm May 27; Jools Holland, 7.30pm May 31.

STAGE

BRIGHTON

Black Rock, Kemp Town: Fringe Event – Waterlitz, 9.30pm for 9.45pm May 26.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – Can We Talk about This? 8pm May 25, 2.30pm/8pm May 26; Breakin’ Convention 2012, 7.30pm May 29.

Caroline of Brunswick Pub, 39 Ditchling Road (01273) 917272: Fringe Event – We Won’t Rock You, 4.35pm May 25-27.

Dorset Gardens Peace Park, Kemp Town (01273) 709709: Fringe Event - The Opera Group, Fire, 10pm May 27.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Approaching 80: Approaching 80: A Cabaret, 8.30pm May 25; Sadie and the Faded Ladies, 7pm May 27.

Laughing Horse at The Hobgoblin, 31 York Place: Kiss of the Red Menace, 4.30pm/9.30pm May 26, 4.30pm/8.15pm May 27.

Location revealed at time of booking (01273) 709709: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, 7.30pm until May 27, 2.30pm/7.30pm May 26.

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place (01273) 746118: Short Stories, 7.45pm May 25/26.

Queens Park, West Drive (01273)709709: Fringe Event – Twelfth Night, 7.30pm until May 26, 2.30pm May 27.

Skylight Theatre, Brighton Marina (01273) 917272: Fringe Event – The Importance of Being Earnest, 8pm until May 27.

Theatre Bus, Brighton Marina (01273) 917272: Fringe Event – Revlon Scarlet Rescues the Crown Jewels, 4.30pm until May 27 (6-11yr olds).

Theatre Royal (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – Circus Klezmer, 5pm/8pm May 25, 11am/2.30pm May 26; What Can You Do? 9.30pm May 26.

Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: Bette and Joan, 7.45pm May 28-June 2 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

The Basement (01273) 699733: Fringe Event – Allege, 7.30pm May 26.

The Grand Hotel (01273) 709709: Fringe event - Private Lives, 3.15pm May 26/27.

The Old Courtroom, Church Street (01273) 709709: Fringe Event - The Last Lunch, 7pm until May 27.

The Rock Inn, 7 Rock Street, Kemptown (01273) 697054: Big Daddy Vs Giant Haystacks, 8pm May 28.

The Sabai Pavilion, Victoria Gardens, Grand Parade 08717 050705: The Lady Boys of Bangkok – Carnival Queens, until May 27.

The Temple Bar, 121 Western Road (01273) 917272: Fringe Event - What’s The Time Mr Wolf? 4.30pm until May 27.

The Warren, Russell Place (01273) 917272: Fringe Event – DumbWise’s new actor-musician production Faust, 8pm until May 25; The Big Bite-Size Vintage Tea Party, 2.30pm May 27.

Thistle Brighton, Kings Road (01273) 763244: Faulty Towers The Dining experience, Tues-Sun 8pm for 8.30pm, Sat/Sun 1pm for 1.30pm, until May 27.

Upstairs at Three and Ten, 10 Steine Street 01273 917272: Fringe Event – The Village, May 26; Who Did I Think I Was? 1pm/7pm May 25/26.

CRAWLEY

The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Love on The Tracks, 7.45pm May 29.

EASTBOURNE

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Do It For Danceaid, 8pm May 26.

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Guys and Dolls, 7.30pm until May 26 (Sat mat 2.30pm); The Cemetery Club, 7.45pm May 29-June 2 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Born In The Gardens, 7.30pm May 26.

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: 10th World Dance Championships in Modern Dance Sport, until May 27.

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: VB Dance, 2pm/6.30pm May 26.

GLYNDE

Glyndebourne (01273) 812321: The Cunning Little Vixen, 6.25pm May 29/31, 5.10pm May 27; La Cenerentola, 5.20pm May 25/28/30.

HASSOCKS

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road: Royal Variety Concert, featuring local concert party Friends and Neighbours, June 1, 7.30pm. Advance tickets £4 are now on sale at Pavilion Electrics, Keymer Road, Hassocks or by ringing 01273 845291. Proceeds for Crohn’s Disease Research.

HASTINGS

White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: An Evening of Burlesque, 7.30pm May 26; Dancing Queen, 7.30pm May 27; Sally Morgan, 8pm May 31.

HAYWARDS HEATH

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road 01444 455440: The Weird and Wonderful World of The Law, May 31, 7.30pm.

HOVE

All Saints Church, The Drive (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – Memorial, 6.30pm May 25.

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street (01273) 201801: Fringe Event – Cloud Man, 1pm/3pm May 26, 11am/1pm/3pm May 27.

LEWES

Little Theatre, Lancaster Street (01273) 474826: Lewes Theatre Club – Gaslight, 7.45pm until May 26 except Sundays (May 26 mat 2.45pm).

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613/532072: That’ll Be The Day, 7.30pm May 26.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Born In The Gardens, 8pm May 25; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 3pm May 27; David Copperfield, 7.30pm May 31. DIARY DATES

ALCISTON

The Rose Cottage: Long Man Morris Men, 8pm May 25.

BATTLE

Railway Station: Cycle Ride – Scenic ride to Bodiam Castle, long distance with Martin Noakes, 10am May 27. Booking recommended 01424 772542.

BRIGHTON

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – Illustration Workshop with Nick Sharratt, 10.30am May 26 (10-12yrs).

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Presenting with Confidence and Humour taster with Jill Edwards, 4pm-5.30pm May 27.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Stories With Tea, 4pm May 27; Pop-up Ping Pong Parlour, 7.30pm May 31.

National Spiritualist Church, Edward Street: Fringe Event - Art, Meditation and Soul Purpose, 2pm-5pm May 27.

Redroaster Coffee House, 1d St James’ Street: Kevin Elyot and Paul Hoggart, 8pm May 26.

St Peter’s Church: Dr Brown, 11.30am May 26, 10am/11.30am May 27.

EASTBOURNE

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: Johnny Spice Swing Orchestra and Vocalists Jubilee Ball, 7.30pm May 30.

FIRLE

Charleston Farmhouse (01273) 709709: Charleston Festival – Walking into Words, a writing workshop with Olivia Laing, 10am-5pm May 30/31.

Middle Farm (01323) 811411: Happy Hens, one day course, May 26.

FRISTON FOREST

Forestry Commission car park on Litlington Road: Bats and Bangers, cook sausages on camp fire ad look for wildlife at dusk with Ronnie Reed, Sussex Wildlife Trust, 7.30pm May 25. Booking essential 01273 497561.

HOVE

All Saints Church: Fashion Week - Brighton Frocks Show, 8pm May 30; The Zeitgeist Show, 8pm May 31.

The Old Market, Upper Market Street (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – Festival Ceilidh, 7pm-10pm May 26.

ISFIELD

Recreation Ground: Family Fun run, 10am May 27.

LEWES

Lewes Castle: Battle of Lewes Day, 10am-4pm May 26. A fun day out of all the family. Activities included in admission. Details from 01273 486290 or www.sussexpast.co.uk

Pelham House (01273) 488600: Champagne dinner with Henry Butler, May 25.

Various Locations: Open Gardens in aid of St Michael’s Church, 2pm-5pm May 26/27. Teas and plant sale. Tickets and location details from Lewes Tourist Information Centre.

NUTLEY

Nutley Windmill, Crowborough Road (01435) 873367: Windmill Open 2.30pm-5.30pm May 27. Admission free but donations welcome. Also open Wednesdays 11am-3pm.

PLUMPTON

Plumpton Station: Cycle Ride – A ride in the shadow of the Downs, medium distance with Matthew du Chemin, ESCC, 10.30am May 26.

POLEGATE

Town council Offices, 49 High Street: Norman Baker MP Surgery, May 26. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

SINGLETON

Weald and Downland Open air Museum (01243) 811363: Heavy Horse and Working Animals Show, May 26/27.

VINES CROSS

Wimbles Farm, Foords Lane: Cycle Ride – High Weald to Coast loop, long distance with Mark Ramsay-Smith, 9am for 9.30am start, May 25. Booking essential 01435 810390.

EXHIBITIONS

BRIGHTON

ink_d gallery, 96 North Road: Me, Marionette by Graham Carter, until May 27.

Lighthouse, Kensington Street: Fringe Event – Audience/Performer, film and video works by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, 11am-6pm until May 26.

National Spiritualist Church, Edward Street: Fringe Event - Feast Your Senses, noon-5pm until May 26.

The Regency Town House: Fringe Event – Brighton Palermo Remix by David Batchelor, noon-6pm Wed-Sun, until May 27.

University of Brighton Gallery, Grand Parade: Fringe Event – Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton, 11am-7pm Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm Sat/Sun, until May 27.

EASTBOURNE

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

EAST GRINSTEAD

Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: We are Example, until May 18-30.

FIRLE

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

HAILSHAM

Gallery North, 70 High Street: The Summer Open Exhibition, 10am-4pm Tues-Sat, until June 30.

LEWES

The Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Downland Light, 10.30am-5pm Tues-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, May 26-June 7.

Patisserie, 5 Station Street: Meditation on Reeds by Sarah Paget, 8am-5.30pm Mon, 8.30am-6pm Tues-Sat, until May 31.

PLUMPTON

The Half Moon: Landscapes of Streat Lane and Beyond, showing throughout May.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Esther Tidy, Visions of Here and Elsewhere, until June 2.

UCKFIELD

Luxford Centre, Library Way: Uckfield Art Group Summer Exhibition, 10am-4pm June 2. Paintings, drawings and greeting cards, Homemade refreshments.

TALKS

BRIGHTON

Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade (01273) 709709: The Cult of The Tuin, Paul Finch, Ros Kerslake, Sunand Prasad. Chaired by David Dimbleby, 7.30pm May 25.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Dirty Drama, Jack Bradley, David Greig, Stella Feehily, Neil Murray, 2pm May 26; Index on Censorship, where do you draw the line? 4.30pm May 26; Romesh Gunesekera and Abdulrazak Gurnah, 1pm May 27; The School of Life, John-Paul Flintoff, Roman Krznaric, Philippa Perry. Chaired by Morgwyn Rimel, 3pm May 27; Why Willows Weep, hosted by Tracy Chevalier with Kate Mosse, Susan Elderkin and William Fiennes, 7.30pm May 27. Artists in Conversation (Founders Room) – Brighton Festival Programmers, Festival Round-Up, 11am May 25.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Prediction 2012: Life Academy with Just Jean, 3.30pm May 26.

FIRLE

Charleston Farmhouse (01273) 709709: Charleston Festival - Absolutely, Joanna Lumley with Colin McKenzie, 3.30pm May 25; Tahir Square, Ahdaf Soueif and Jon Snow, 6pm May 25; Going Viral, Paul Mason with Caroline Lucas, 8pm May 25; A Sense of Place, Robert Macfarlane and Ronald Blythe with Olivia Laing, noon May 26; The Good Life? John Lanchester and Robert Skidelsky with Edward Skidelsky, 2.30pm May 26; Pure, Andrew Miller with Kate Williams, 5pm May 26; Roads to France, Matthew Hollis with Marcel Theroux, 7.30pm May 26; The Invention of Adultery, Kate Summerscale with Judith Flanders, noon May 27; Mistress of the Plot, Ruth Rendell with Peter Kemp, 2.30pm May 27; All That Jazz, Hannah Rothschild with Bonnie Greer, 5pm May 27; Feats of Endurance, Wade Davis and David Wilson with Sara Wheeler, 7.30pm May 27; Pilgrimage, Annie Leibovitz with Giles Waterfield, 3.30pm May 30; State of Play, Chad Harbach and Anthony Quinn with Ed Smith, 6pm May 30; The Stranger’s Child, Alan Hollinghurst with Rachel Cooke, 8pm May 30; The Outsider, Brian Sewell, 3.30pm May 31; All Hell Let Loose, Max Hastings, 6pm May 31; Special Relationship, Asa Briggs and Ian McEwan, 8pm May 31.

LEWES

Anne of Cleves House, Southover High Street (01273)472527: Elizabethan Sussex by Helen Poole, 7.30pm May 25.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Pestalozzi International Village Trust, 2pm May 25; Out of Africa by Peter Bates, 2pm May 28.

NEWHAVEN

Newhaven Fort: Sussex Military History Society – Land, Sea and Air are the themes of the SMHS Study Day, May 26.

SHEFFIELD PARK

Oak Hall: Mid Sussex Gilbert & Sullivan Society – Talk by Jane Martin on her experiences in the G&S operas, 2.45pm May 27. Booking information from 01444 456227.

WALKS

BIRLING GAP

NT car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Birling Gap Circular, including cliff and forest walking, 7 miles with Yvonne 01444 441926, 10.30am May 29.

BURWASH

High Street car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Burwash Circular, 7.5 miles with Jim 01435 868789, 9.45am May 26.

CHAILEY

Red House Common car park: Chailey Common Walkabout, 3 miles with Crispin Kirkpatrick, Ranger ESCC, 7pm May 31. Booking advisable 01273 482670.

CHIDDINGLY

Near the Six Bells PH: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Chiddingly Circular, 6.5 miles with Tony 01444 469470, 10am May 26.

CLAYTON

Recreation Ground car park, near church: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Clayton Circular, 5 miles with Frances 01273 842628, 2pm May 27.

EAST DEAN

Village car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – To the Lighthouse, 5 miles with Colin W 01323 647665, 8.45pm May 31.

FALMER

Falmer Pond: Downland Walk from Falmer, 8 miles with Adrian White, 10.30am May 27.

FIRLE

Village car park: Sussex Pathfinders – 10 mile Downland walk, 10am May 27.

HAILSHAM

Cuckoo Trail car park, off South Road: Hailsham Ramblers - 5 mile circular through Willingdon, Wannock and Folkington (01323) 501315, 9.20am May 30; or a short stroll along Barcombe river bank (01323) 440624, 9.20am May 30.

Outside Council Offices, Vicarage Lane: Hailsham Ramblers - 9 miles between Alfriston and Firle, bring a packed lunch, (01323) 442460, 9.20am May 27.

LEWES

Bus Station, Waitrose Stop: Lewes Footpaths Group – A Day on the Kent-Sussex Border, Eridge to Ashurst, 9.20am Bus 29 to Eridge Station, bring a picnic, May 29 (contact number 473052).

POLEGATE

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Two Churches plus Large Barn, 5 miles with Jean W 483970, 9.30am May 31; Piltdown Plod, 10 miles picnic only with Graham 501467, 9.30am May 31.

SEAFORD

South Hill Barn: Walks for Well-Being, Foraging by the Sea, 2 miles with Louise Gorst and Anna Richardson, Soles and Souls, 10am May 25. Booking essential 01273 813722.

VINES CROSS

Wimbles Farm, Foords Lane: Warbleton County Parish Charity Walk, 6 to 7 miles with Mark Ramsay-Smith, Breast Cancer Charity Walk, 9.30am May 27. Booking essential 01435 810390.