Diary Dates



Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Tesco Wine Fair, Sept 29/30; Taekwon-do World Cup, Oct 3-7.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Rum ‘ Bass, A Reggae and Calypso Party, 7pm Sept 29.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Hammer and Tongue, 7.30pm Oct 4.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Action for Happiness, 8pm Oct 2; Tango Boot Camp, 8pm Oct 3.


Chiddingly Church: Chiddingly Festival (01825) 872401 www.chiddinglyfestival.co.uk: Acappella Singing Workshop, 2.30pm-4.30pm Sept 29; Mardi Brass Children’s Workshop, 3pm Sept 30.

Marquee and Giles Field: Chiddingly Festival (01825) 872401 www.chiddinglyfestival.co.uk: Beer Festival, noon-6pm Sept 29.

Six Bells Pub: Chiddingly Festival (01825) 872401 www.chiddinglyfestival.co.uk: Poetry in the Pub with Little Machine, 8pm Oct 3.

Village Hall: Chiddingly Festival (01825) 872401 www.chiddinglyfestival.co.uk: Middle Eastern Dance Workshop, 11am-1pm Sept 29; Drumming Workshops, 1.30pm-2.30pm/3pm-4pm Sept 29.


Various Locations: Long Man Morris Men at Eastbourne Beer Festival, Oct 4-6.


Seafront, Peace Statue: The BREMF Fun Run, 11am-2pm Sept 30. Registration online www.bremf.org.uk/funrun


House of Friendship, School Hill: Apple Feast with loads of fun and lots to learn for children, 4pm-6pm Oct 3. Tickets from Tourist Office.

Market Tower: Apple Pressing, bring your apples along and don’t waste them, 10am-4pm Sept 29.


Enterprise Centre, Denton Island: Macmillan Big Coffee Morning, 10am Sept 28.


Nutley Windmill, Crowborough Road: Windmill Open 2pm-5.30pm Sept 30.


Town Council Offices, 49 High Street: Norman Baker MP Surgery, Sept 29. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.


Heathfield Chapel, Chapel Cross: Flower Festival, 10am-5pm Sept 28/29, 2pm-6pm Sept 30. 7.30pm Sept 28 Weald Singers Concert. Refreshments all day, free admissions, donations go to Demelza Hospice Care for Children and The Quicken Trust.


Clinton Hall: Seaford Farmers Market, 10am-2pm Oct 4. Breads, cheeses, preserves, meats, eggs, honey, homemade cakes, homemade savouries.



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


Village Hall: Chiddingly Festival (01825) 872401 www.chiddinglyfestival.co.uk: Art and craft Exhibition, 11am-5pm Sept 30.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Modern African Art, 10am-4pm until Sept 29.


The Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Seeing Sense by Philippa Stanton, Tues-Sat 10.30am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm until Oct 4.

Pelham House, St Andrews Lane (01273) 488600: Mark Glassman, Painting, until Oct 2.


The Crypt Gallery, 23 Church Street (01323) 894870: Rob Upward, Sept 29-Oct 4.



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.


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


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.


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.

Equilibrium Studio, 33 Cliffe High Street: Pregnancy Clinic: Ante-Natal Yoga with Lexy, 5.45pm Thursdays.

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.

Performing Arts Centre, Sussex Downs College, Mountfield Road: East Sussex Community Choir rehearsals, 7.30pm Mondays. We welcome all new members, whether you have some choral experience or you have never sung in a choir.

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


Hillcrest Centre, Hillcrest Road: Newhaven Community Choir – new choir for Newhaven. £5 a session, first session is free, 7-9pm. No need to read music of have previous singing experience, just come along. For details/ bookings ring Stella Clifford 01273 611861.

Shakespeare Hall: Aerobics, Tues 6.30-7.30pm; Ballroom Fitness, Wed 11am-noon; Zumba, Wed 7.30-8.30pm. Louise 07786 425758.


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.


Village Hall: Embroidery workshop, Tues 1-3pm. Contact Wendy Connor for information 01273 479351.



St Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street: The Eastbourne Local History Society – A View of Eastbourne in the 1760’s by Susan Djabri, 2.45pm Oct 2.


Southover Grange Ainsworth Room, Southover High Street: Catherine Bearder MEP talking about her work in the EU and how it’s impacting on Lewes, with Norman Baker MP as chair, 7.30pm Oct 5.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club - Pullman Luxury Train Travel by David Jones, 2pm Oct 1.

Town Hall Council Chamber: Lewes U3A Public Lecture, Managing Chronic Pain in Later Years by Dr Beatrice Sofear-Bennett, 2.30pm Oct 4.



Reservoir pay and display car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Arlington Reservoir, 5 miles with Jill 01273 480167, 11am Sept 30.


Car park at Barcombe Mills: Ouse Looking Good At Isfield Lock, 9 miles with Terry Owen, Per-Rambulations, 10am Sept 30.


Recreation Ground car park, near church: Mid Sussex Ramblers – West to Devil’s Dyke, 11.5 miles with Frances 01273 842628, 10am Oct 2.


Village car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Round The Downs, 10 miles with Gill N 01323 642065, 10am Oct 3.


The Lamb Inn, junction of A259 and B2095: Beachy Head Ramblers – Wallers Haven, 6 miles with Pat 07759 287237, 10am Sept 29.


Trinity Road car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Hurstpierpoint Circular to the South, 5.5 miles with Brian 01273 844840, 2.30pm Sept 29.


North Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – The Weald Around Newick with Margaret 814057, 9.30am Oct 2.


Polegate Rec: Polegate Ramblers – Leisurely Walk: Polegate Plod, 2-3 miles with Yvonne 486067, 10am Oct 4.

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Cuckoo Trail and Paths Around Hellingly, 5 miles with Barry 508615, 9.30am Oct 4; Alfriston Again, 8/9 miles with Rosalind 870451, 9.30am Oct 4.


Church: Beachy Head Ramblers – Ringmer Circular, 7 miles with Geoff P 01273 478161, 10am Oct 4.


Butts Brow car park: Butts Brow Circular via Alfriston, 12 miles with Ruth and Harry 01323 506273, 10am Sept 30.