What’s on this week in Lewes and Wealden


Dance ‘n’ Social Party Night: Join a crowd of friendly people and dance the night away from 9pm until 1am at the Highdown Hotel, Worthing. This is an over 30s dance party ideal for the sociable 30, 40 and 50 plus age groups. For more information please call 07860 578708.

MACMILLAN ‘Earlybird’ morning: 9am to 11am, Storrington Village Hall, opposite Stable Antiques. Storrington Community Market are once again hosting a coffee morning as part of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, raising funds for local people affected by cancer. Come and enjoy coffee, tea and a chat with delicious home-made cakes. Have a go on the tombola and do your usual shopping for home grown and local produce, etc. Come early to bag a bargain. Contact: Dianne Bailey 01903 745255.

Cuckfield Crafts and Market: Queens Hall from 9.30am to 1pm. Lots of lovely new stallholders mixed with all your old favourites including Rapkyns nursery plant stall and Marys preserves and cakes. New this year: vintage clothing and home accessories and lots of children’s goodies. Fabulous tea room with scrumptious cakes and savouries. Open all morning. Admission is free. Contact Beverley for information on 01444 440274 or email allthingsnicecft@aol.com.


EASTBOURNE Senior’s Forum presentation at Eastbourne Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road, 2pm Sept 20.

FARMERS Market in Cliffe Precinct, Lewes, 9am-1pm Sept 20.

LEWES Allotments Show at Lewes Town, Hall, Sept 21.

LEWES Chilli Fayre at The Paddock, Paddock Road, Lewes, noon-6pm Sept 20.

MACMILLAN Lido Challenge at Pells Pool, Lewes from 9am-3pm Sept 20. Swim 2km to raise money for Macmillan Chancer charity. Sponsored swim for over 18s which can be in relay teams of up to three people. £15 entry fee. Details on macmillan.org.uk

MID Sussex Ramblers, Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint Circular, 5 miles with Frances 01273 842628. Meet at Dale Avenue long stay car park, Hassocks, 10am Sept 20. No dogs please.

SQUASH and Tennis Open Day at the Southdown Club, Lewes 10am-5pm Sept 20.

THE Octogenarian Overture. Stalls, train rides and vintage café with an open air concert in the evening. Lavender Line, Isfield Station from 2pm Sept 20. Concert 7pm. Tickets hl3837ps@yahoo.com 07989 393044.

Ballroom Social Dance: The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill. Ballroom, latin, jive and sequence dancing. 8pm. Doors open 7.45pm. New dancers always welcome. Sprung floor, soft lighting, bar, cakes and biscuits. Free parking Waitrose/multi storey after 6pm. Call 07767 411115, 01444 248926 or email strictlydancemagic@talktalk.net www.strictlydancemagic.co.uk.

TOURS of Lewes Priory as part of their Herb Celebration Day, plus activities for children and a small exhibition on the history of the priory herb garden, Sept 20. Exhibition 11am-2.45pm, tours 2.15pm-2.45pm. Details at lewespriory.org.uk


HEALTH: The Vinings Natural Health Centre, Church Road, Haywards Heath, are celebrating 25 years in business by holding an Open Day for both new and old clients to come along between 10am and 4pm. Experience free talks, taster treatments, consultations and demonstrations. There will be a free raffle and refreshments.

LEWES International Soup Festival at All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes noon-2.30pm Sept 21. Free entry.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Hurstpierpoint Festival Walk 2, 5.5 miles with Alison G 01273 833794. Meet at Trinity Road car park, Hurstpierpoint, 10.30am Sept 21.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Seaford, 10 miles downs, riverbank, clifftop, seafront Meet at Buckle car park, 10.30am Sept 21.

THE Quirky Boutique Wedding Fair, from 11am Sept 21 at the Brighton Centre.


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


LEWES Footpaths Group, Stroll with Bert 473052. Meet at North Street car park, Lewes, 10.30am Sept 23.

TEA Dance at the Winter Garden Floral Hall, Eastbourne (01323) 412000, 2pm-5pm Sept 23.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, An Autumnal Ramble to the North, 10 miles with Jim B. Meet at Punnetts Town Village car park, 10am Sept 24.

BOOK Lovers’ Supper Club with Emma Healey and Hilary Boyd reading from their latest books and answering questions, at The Barn, Ditchling 6.45pm Sept 24. Tickets on 01273 709709 brightonticketshop.com or 01273 841476.


LEWES Poetry Group at the Lewes Arms, 6.30pm Sept 25. Poetry lecture and performance: Dylan Thomas. Tickets from grahamkfawcett@gmail.com or on the door.

PHOTOGRAPHY Walk, at Monk’s House, Rodmell (01273) 474760, 10am Sept 25.

SMALL Wonder Short Story Festival at Charleston Farmhouse, Firle, Sept 25-Oct 1. Various times with an impressive line-up of speakers. Details at Charleston.org.uk

POLEGATE Ramblers, Leisurely Walk: Round Shinewater Lake, 3 miles with Josie 505507. No 56 bus from Medical Centre, Polegate at 10.05am to the Mill, Sept 25. The Beautiful Villages, 4.5 miles with Maureen B 501520; or, Downland and Coastal Circular, 11 miles with Colin W 07817 521122. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, Polegate, 9.30am.



Cranleigh Arts Centre: elements: REFINED. The Surrey Guild Craftsmen celebrates 21 years of excellence with a stunning touring exhibition. Until September 26.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: William Anthony Josephs Art Exhibition, Fri/Sat 10am-4pm Sept 19-Nov 1.


The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery, 7 Saba House, Kings Road, Shalford: Natalie Mascall presents ‘Felines around the World’, October 1 to 31. Do meet the artist on October 4, 10am to 4pm in the gallery. Hour: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Free. Overall winner of the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010 and WAY 2011 Peoples Choice-Gallery Vote winner. Take a glimpse into this fine artists’ love of worldly cats. Natalie mimics nature as nature intended using an array of assorted pastels from across the globe. All sales support endangered wildlife. For more see www.davidshepherd.org.


St Mary’s Church, The Causeway: St Mary’s Art Group Exhibition in the Leslie Room. Thursday, September 18, to Tuesday, October 21, 11am to 3pm, Monday to Saturday. If you are interested in joining this friendly group please phone Estelle on 01403 260699. All abilities welcome.


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Out of the Box, Chris Dawson, cartoons and compositions, 10.30am-5pm Sept 20-28.