What’s on - November 22 2013

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Comedy

Bexhill

De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Paul Merton’s Impro Chums, Nov 23.

Brighton

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Reginald D Hunter – In The Midst of Crackers, 8pm Nov 23.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, Nov 22/23; Carl Donnelly: Now That’s What I Carl Donnelly. Vol V, 8pm Nov 28; Comic Boom, 8pm Nov 28.

Eastbourne

Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Jethro, 7.30pm Nov 27.

Tunbridge Wells

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Mark Thomas: 100 Acts of Minor Dissent, 7.30pm Nov 28.

Concerts

Lewes

Linklater Pavilion, Railway Lane: Songs of 73, environmental songs written 40 years ago that chime with current issues. The UK debut of the Linklater Ensemble, 7.30pm Nov 24. Free entry with a retiring collection. Fundraising event for the Railway Land Wildlife Trust.

St John sub Castro Church, Abinger Place: Programme of music by Britten and Purcell, 7.30pm Nov 23; Music by Schubert, Bridge and Britten 4pm Nov 24.

Sussex Downs College, Mountfield Road: Nicholas Yonge Society, Maggini Quartet, 7.45pm Nov 22. Tickets at the door or at www.ticketsource.co.uk/nyslewes/

Seaford

Lunchtime Concert, Buxted Symphony Orchestra Concert for St Cecilia’s Day, 1pm Nov 23 at St Leonard’s Church, Seaford. Retiring collection.

Gigs

Bexhill

De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Music From The Heart 1, Nov 27; Music From The heart 2, Nov 28.

Brighton

Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Rent, 6.30pm Nov 23.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: An Evening with Bryan Ferry, 7pm Nov 22; SOURCE New Music, 7.30pm Nov 22; Disclosure, 7pm Nov 25; Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, 7.30pm Nov 26.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Gypsy Disco, 11pm Nov 22; How Things work, 7.30pm Nov 23; Hudson Taylor, 7.30pm Nov 25; The Blues band, 8pm Nov 26; The Excitements, 8.30pm Nov 26; Son of Dave, 7.30pm Nov 27; Dead Skeletons, 7.30pm Nov 27.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Amy in The Winehouse, Nov 22; Wille and The Bandits, 8pm Nov 24; Hush Hush presents: 7.30pm Nov 26; Rue Royale plus Cate Ferris, 7.30pm Nov 27; Particles Launch Party, 8.30pm Nov 28.

The Haunt, 10 Pool Valley: Mad Dog Mcrea, Away With the Fairies tour, Nov 22; Dizraeli and The Small Gods, 7pm Nov 23.

Eastbourne

The Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Road (01323) 412000: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons – A Tribute to the Jersey Boys by Sherry Baby’s, 7.30pm Nov 23.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Two acts, Just Guitars and Turner & Son, & Some at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon Nov 23; Martyn Joseph and Balsamo & Deighton, 8pm Nov 27. Tickets from piperecords@imageacoustic.com via www.undergroundtheatre.co.uk or on the door.

Hailsham

Hailsham Pavilion, George Street(01323) 841414: Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young, 7.30pm Nov 23.

Hassocks

Clayton & Keymer Royal British Legion, Woodsland Road (01273 845829): Reload, Nov 22, 8.30pm – 11.30pm. Quality four piece band covering pop and rock classics from the past 50 years. £3 entry fee non-members, free for members.

Hove

The Brunswick, 1-3 Holland Road: Sussex Jazz Orchestra, 8pm Nov 24; Hendrix Revisited, 8pm Nov 27

Lewes

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: The Brian James Gang plus Prinzhorn Dance School, Nov 22; The Alter Eagles, Nov 23; The Moonshine Band, Nov 24.

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Parodies Night, Nov 23.

The Royal Oak, Station Street: Folk at the Royal Oak – Mandy Murray with Dylan Hodgson, Rowan Luis, Aisling Lyle and Joy Paley, 8pm Nov 28.

Seaford

British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – The Other Band, 7.45pm Nov 22.

Stage

Brighton

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: BTG Youth presents Les Miserables School Edition, Nov 27-Dec 1.

Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: Kindertransport, 7.45pm Nov 18-23 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm); Soweto Gospel Choir, 10th Anniversary tour, 7.30pm Nov 24; Nabucco, 7.45pm Nov 25; Aida, 7.45pm Nov 26.

The Basement (01273) 699733: Jukebox Fury: The Assassination of JFK, 8pm Nov 22; Beats, 8.30pm Nov 22/23; 1: Songs, 8pm Nov 28.

Eastbourne

Congress Theatre (01323 412000): Nutcracker, Dec 2; Swan Lake, Dec 3; Romeo & Juliet, Dec 4. Do not delay in purchasing your ticket for the greatest Ballets, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet. Visit www.bookballet.co.uk for more information.

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Stella, a play about women, their men and astronomy, 7.45pm Nov 22/23 (Sat mat 2.30pm); New Sussex Opera Chorus, St Paul’s Sinfonia, Lucky Star (L’Etoile), 3pm Nov 24; The Holly and The Ivy, 7.45pm Nov 26-30 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Medieval Mayhem with the Canterbury Tales, 4pm Nov 24; A Slow Air, 7.45pm Nov 28-30.

Hastings

White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: The Nutcracker, 7.30pm Nov 23; Hastings Gang Show, Nov 28-30.

Seaford

Little Theatre, Steyne Road: Death in High Heels, 7.45p Nov 8-16. Tickets available from Sussex Eyecare, Broad Street, Seaford.

FRIDAY

LEWES Riverside Club, Bonnie Scotland by John Hartridge, 2pm Nov 22 at St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

PARLIAMENT Week, a talk by Kevin Gordon on The History of the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament), 7.30pm Nov 22 at Seaford Little Theatre, Steyne Road, Seaford. Tickets available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre.

SATURDAY

AGE Concern Christmas Craft Fair, 10am-3pm, Nov 23 at the Venton Centre, Junction Road, Eastbourne Original art, craft and food products, Entrance free, refreshments available.

CHRISTMAS Open Day at Brighton Dome Cafe-bar from 11am Nov 24. Free event.

FREE PSA (prostrate specific antigen) testing at Telscombe Civic Centre from 10am-2pm Nov 23. Testing is conducted by trained personnel and nurses using the latest Mediwatch Bioscan equipment requiring only a finger prick and giving results within 10 minutes. Book your appointment on 01903 775783.

HAYWARDS HEATH: St Wilfrid’s Church, Church Road, 3pm. Children’s Charity Concert by Youth Can Dance and St.Wilfrid’s Church in support of Guide Dogs and Friends of Chernobyl’s Children. 70 young dancers and musicians ages 3 - 12. Free admission. Doors open at 2.30pm. Call or text Andrew Storey (07900602860) for further information.

NORMAN Baker MP Surgery at the Town Council offices, 49 High Street, Polegate, Nov 23. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

PLUMPTON GREEN, jumble sale, 2pm. Village Hall in aid of the Church. Tombola, books, teas etc.

VINTAGE Christmas Fair at Middle Farm, Firle, from 10am Nov 23/24. Good selection and variety of vintage and antique stalls, children’s entertainment and music.

SUNDAY

BEACHY Head Ramblers, Walk before the AGM, 8 miles. Meet at East Dean village car park, 9.30am Nov 24 followed by the AGM in East Dean Village Hall at 2.30pm.

BRIGHTON Records and DC Fair at the Brighton Centre from 9.30am Nov 24.

CHRISTMAS Craft Fair at the Crypt Gallery, Church Street, Seaford, 10am-4pm Nov 24-Dec 1.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Newick to Chailey, 6.6 miles with Sue 01825 722135. Meet outside Newick Primary School, Allington Road, 10am Nov 24.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Southwick (Shoreham), 8 miles gentle ascents and descents. Meet at top of Upper Kingston Lane, north of Upper Shoreham Road, 10am Nov 24.

TALK: Britten 100 Weekend by Richard Wigmore, 3pm Nov 24 followed by a recital at 4pm of music by Schubert, Bridge and Britten at St John sub Castro Church, Abinger Place, Lewes.

MONDAY

FOOD Addicts in Recovery Anonymous at The Wood Room, St Pancras Church, Irelands Lane, Mondays 8pm.

Lewes: The Monday Literary Society. Pelham House Hotel, St Andrew’s Lane, Lewes BN7 1UE. Monday November 25th 8pm a talk by Chris Riddell: Wine Gums: why I became a cartoonist, www.mondayliterarysociety.co.uk

LEWES Riverside Club, Holidays Up North by Marie Bartholomew, 2pm Nov 25 at St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

TUESDAY

BRIGHTON: Hanover Community Centre: Drum Unity – Pre-school drum group, 1.30pm under 3s, 2.10pm 3-5yrs, Tuesdays. Tel: 07845 244692 email infor@drumunity.co.uk.

BURGESS HILL: St Paul’s Catholic College, Jane Murray Way: The Sussex Harmonisers, male Barbershop chorus, rehearse every Tuesday 7.30–10.15pm. If you like to sing, you’ll find it fun to sing with us and you don’t have to be able to read music. New voices (Baritones and Tenors especially) are always welcome so just come along and see what goes on; ring Brian Beglin on 01273 553102 for more details; or take a look at our website, www.sussexharmonisers.org.uk.

BURGESS HILL: Annual General Meeting, starting at 7.30pm, Burgess Hill Bowls Club, Westhill Drive, off Royal George Road. Come along and hear how Burgess Hill Youth (formerly Burgess Hill Boys’ Club) has been progressing over the past year and hear plans for the future. All are welcome to attend.

COOKSBRIDGE: Beechwood Hall, Beechwood Lane: Every Tuesday 10am-noon, Bumps and Babies Drop-in group. Meet other parents, soft flooring and toys for babies. More info lewesparentssupport@nct.org.uk 08442436187.

EASTBOURNE Local History Society talk, Stationary Engines by Allen Cullen, 7.30pm Nov 26 at St Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street, Eastbourne.

LEWES Footpaths Group, Ashurst Wood, 5.5 miles with Clare 07743 472612. Meet at North Street car park, Lewes 9.30am Nov 26.

Line dancing at Burwash Village Hall, from 1pm to 3pm for beginners and improvers. Contact Dave 01435 867583 for further details.

SEAFORD Lecture and Literary Club, Vitamin D – Ageing is a failure to repair by Dr Michael Wickham, 7.30pm Nov 26 at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford.

WEDNESDAY

BEACHY Head Ramblers, Alfriston to Firle via Access Land, 10 miles with Brian 01323 760005. Meet in North Road, Alfriston (by the school), 10am Nov 27.

DENTON: St. Leonard’s Church Hall, Heighton Road: Over 60’s can stay healthy or work their way back to good health with movement to music at an Extend class. Wednesdays 2.15-3.15pm. Further details from Jenny on 01273 515373.

LEWES District Citizens Advice Bureau holds its Annual General Meeting, 2.30pm-4.30pm Nov 27 in the Council Chamber, Seaford Town Council Offices, 37 Church Street, Seaford.

THURSDAY

POLEGATE Ramblers, Crowlink to The Gap. Sisters First Then Back, 5 miles with David and Sheila 500877, meet 9.30am Polegate Rec; Or, Around Bishopstone, 11 miles with Sue 365158 (picnic lunch) meet 9.15am Polegate Rec, Nov 28.

Exhibitions

Brighton

Community Arts Centre, 31 Queens Road: A Constable Firmament, Joshua Uvieghara, 2pm-6pm Fri-Sun, Nov 17-24.

Neue Froth Kunsthalle, 22 Oriental Place: Fiona Winterflood Collection 2000, noon-6pm Sat or by appointment, until Nov 31.

Pevensey

St Wilfrid’s Hall: Pevensey Bay Art Group Exhibition and sale of paintings and ceramics, 10.30am-3pm Nov 23. Cards, tombola, refreshments. Free entry.

tunbridge Wells

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Suzy Phillips, Valerie Williams and Antonia Ogilvie, A Sense of Place, Nov 19-Dec 1.