What’s on - April 18 2014



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: John Cooper Clarke, April 19.


Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, April 18-20; Comic Boom, 8pm April 24.

The Laughing Horse at The Quadrant, 12 North Street 020 3287 5533: The Big Saturday Night Comedy Show with Andrew Watts, Shelly Bridgeman (was Cooper), Sami Stone, Nathan Cassidy and compere Sajeela Kershi, 8.30pm April 19.


Winter Garden (01323) 412000: Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club, 9pm April 18..


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Sarah Millican - Home Bird 2014, 8pm April 19.



All Saints Church: East Sussex Bach Choir, G F Handel Messiah, 7.30pm April 18. Tickets available from Lewes Information Centre, 07759 878562 or www.bachchoir.org.uk.


St Leonard’s Church: Seaford Choral Society. ‘Come and Sing’ with us on Good Friday at our annual ‘Almost Instant’ concert, April 18, 7pm. Rehearsal on April 14, 7.15pm to 9.15pm at Cradle Hall school, Lexden Road, Seaford. The Good Friday rehearsal starts at 5pm in the Church, followed by refreshments. We are singing Vivaldi Gloria, Bach Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring and Vaughan Williams Old Hundredth Psalm. Admission for singers and audience is £3 paid at the door. www.seaford.choral.society.com or call the secretary on 01323 482387.


St George’s Church: Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, a Meditation for Holy Week. Good Friday, April 18, 6.30pm. Sung by the four part choir of St George’s, conducted by the Choirmaster, Dr Andrew Campbell, organist Martin White. Entrance is without charge as it is in place of the service.



Ashington Community Centre: Larry Miller and Ron Sayer with support from David Simmons, May 3. Tickets £20 include a fish supper (or similar). Tickets without supper cost £15. Call Graeme Tame on 07889775173. Visit www.tamepromotions.co.uk.

Warminghurst Church near Ashington: Concert guitarist, Richard Durrant, lunchtime concert at as part of his Bike Tour, May 5, 12.30pm. Tickets £14 (£5 for under 16). Call 01903 891312 or email contact.fowc@gmail.com or Facebook – Warminghurst Church.


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Herbie Flowers’ Jazz Breakfast, 11am April 20.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Joan As Police Woman, 8pm April 17; Spellbound, 9pm April 19; Marissa Nadler, 8pm April 22; Micah P Hinson, 8pm April 23.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: The Big Swing, April 18; Tonight Matthew, 8.30pm April 19.


Village Centre: Country and western night in aid of the British Heart Foundation. Top three-piece band Bear Faced Country will play for dancing and special guest performer Tania Rodd will entertain. 7.15pm until 10.15pm, April 27. Tickets on door £7 each. Call 01903 751267.


Coolham Village Hall: Jo Harman & Company with support from Steve Simpson, April 19. Tickets £20 include a fish supper (or similar). Tickets without supper cost £15. Call Graeme Tame on 07889775173. Visit www.tamepromotions.co.uk.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Celtic Flames, 7.30pm April 21; The Illegal Eagles, 7.30pm April 23.


Royal Hippodrome Theatre (01323) 412000: Unforgettable, 7.30pm April 18.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Mel Hayes at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon April 19.


Chequer Mead Theatre (01342 302000): The Elvis the Movies Experience featuring Mark Summers, April 17, 7.30pm.


Clayton & Keymer Royal British Legion, Woodsland Road: Music Festival: Rapscallion (five decades of rock and pop) April 18, 8.30pm; Reload (rock and pop classics) April 19, 8.30pm; Dan Russell, Lorelei Rock and Kevin Ward, April 20, 1pm; The Firetones, April 20, 8pm; Sag Aloo (acoustic/electric trio covering tracks from Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Kings of Leon and many more), April 21, 1.30pm. Call 01273 845829 or e-mail ckrbl@btconnect.com.


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Full House, 8pm April 18; Shauna Parker plus Simon Sparrow, 3pm April 20.

Elephant and Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club - Easter Come-All-Ye, April 19 £4.


North Hall: Buddy Whittington’s only date in Sussex this year. Darby Todd on drums and Peter Stroud on bass , April 26, 7.30pm. Tickets are limited and cost £12.50 from Graeme Tame on 07889775173.


British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club - Michael J Tinker, 7.45pm April 18.


Ropetackle Arts Centre: Eric Andersen and Ben Reel, April 23, 8pm. Tickets: £15 on 01273 464440. www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk.



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Boxe Boxe with live music from the Varese String Quartet, 7.30pm April 17, 3pm April 18; Snakes and Ladders, 7.30pm April 19/20 (age 12yrs plus).

Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: The Buddy Holly Story, 7.45pm April 14-19 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm); The Mummy, 7.45pm April 22-26 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: That’s Entertainment, 7.3pm, April 17/18; The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat, 11am/2pm April 19; Gospel of Matthew, 7.30pm April 20; The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, 7.45pm April 24.


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: The Rattonians present Grease, 7.30pm April 23-26 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: The Sooty show, 11am/2.30pm April 17; Julie Madly Deeply, 7.45pm April 18; The Only Way is Downton, 7.45pm April 19; The Signalman; Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad, 7.45pm April 22-26 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).

The Royal Hippodrome Theatre (01323) 412000: It’s Murder on the Home Front, 7.45pm April 19.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Lend Me a Tenor by The Dicker Players, 7.30pm April 23-26 (Sat mat 3pm). Tickets available in person from the Under Ground Theatre box office or www.dickerplayers.co.uk.

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: Easter Dance Day: Coffee Dance 10.15am; Tea Dance 2pm; Gala Evening, 7.30pm April 19; Bless ‘Em All, 2.30pm April 22.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: The Spring of Youth, 7pm April 12; Vienna Festival Ballet, Cinderella, 5pm/8pm April 16; Elvis the Movies Experience, 7.30pm April 17.


Harvey’s Yard: Lewes Passion Players - The Lewes Mystery Plays, 11am/noon/1pm April 19. Information 07926 486567



Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: TWODS presents Oliver! 7.30pm April 22-26 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight, 8pm April 17; The Lighthouse Keepers Cat (3yrs plus), 2.30pm April 20; Formby, 8pm April 24.


GOOD Friday United Churches Walk of Witness. Meet at St Pancras

Church, Lewes, 6pm April 18 for a walk to the Mound. All welcome.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Berwick, Alciston and the East Downs, 8.25 miles

with Jill 01273 480167. Meet at Bo-Peep car park, 10am April 18.

SCAVENGER HUNT: Burgess Hill Scout Hut (5th): Family Scavenger Hunt. Mid Sussex District Explorers fundraising event. At least one person has to wear a scout scarf (we can loan you one). You will need to bring a camera. Prize for winners – Hamper full of Easter treats. Cost: £5 per team – maximum of six people. There needs to be a staggered start so contact Chris Donaldson to be given a time slot: familyscavenger@gmail.com. There is limited parking available at the hut so please come on foot where possible.

SOUTHERN Skirmish Society Training Weekend at Newhaven Fort (01273)

517622, April 18-21.

THE Garden Show at Firle Place (01243) 538456 from 10am April 18-20.


CHARITY Plant Sale at Westgate Chapel, Lewes, 10am-2pm April 19. Free entry. Fundraising for Oyster project.

FUN Day at Ringmer Shopping Parade, 10am-1pm April 19. Free event.

Entertainment, food, drink and prizes for all ages.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Rottingdean and Telscombe, 8 miles with David (mobile on day) 07412 108680. Meet at Rottingdean cliff -top car park, 10am April 19.

RECORD Store Day. Union Music Store selling limited edition vinyl etc with live music in the shop from noon. Store open 8am-5.30pm April 19.

SHOOTING: Family Fun with Laser powered clay pigeon shooting. Using real shotguns, adapted to fire laser rays, which illuminate the flying clays. This activity is extremely safe, no live ammunition is used, but it is great fun and you can try out your hand/eye coordination. Starts at 3pm and the cost is £5 for 25 clays. Call 01444 400335 for more information. The Jolly Tanners, Handcross Road, Staplefield, Haywards Heath.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, The Long Way Round Granny’s Belt, 11 miles with

Naomi and Pete 01323 485005. Meet at Stanmer Park, 10am April 20.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Blackboys Walk, 4.5 miles with Jill 01273 480167. Meet at Blackboys Inn, 11am April 20.


LEWES Athletic Club’s Easter Fun Run, open to all ages and abilities. Toddler’s trot at 10.30am, one mile 10.40am, two miles 10.50am, 10K 11.15am (15yrs +) from Lewes Leisure Centre. Sign up online lewesac.co.uk/475441.

JAZZ: Wally’s Wheeltappers jazz band will be adding their brand of Happy Jazz to the Family Fun & Hog Roast at The Woolpack, West Street, Burgess Hill. For tickets or more information about the event call 01444 245 178.


LEWES Footpaths Group Stroll with leader Clare 07743 472612. Meet at North Street car park, 10.30am April 22.


NYMANS Handcross, near Haywards Heath, 01444 405250. Nymans is a true spring garden (it has more than 60 varieties of magnolia), but its woods are equally colourful. Walk through the woodland and wild garden, to see thousands of bluebells, rumoured to bloom on St George’s Day.

THE SUSSEX BONSAI GROUP hold monthly ‘meetings’ at the Wivelsfield Village Hall. They meet normally the fourth Wednesday of every month. The group has a full programme of looking after trees –demonstrations. Bring and buy. The group also has a full agenda for attending and displaying at lots of venues. The group is looking to recruit more members. They have a 2014 Programme of events. Committee Members will give advice on trees – types, styling, re-potting, wiring and general care. All welcome, including absolute beginners to the meetings, from 8pm to 10pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits. The latest member is Dr. Mandy Claiden from The Brow Medical Centre, Burgess Hill. Info: Ray Brunsden 07712-878556.


MEN Get Eating Disorders Too charity event, Stand Up to Eating Disorders, 7pm April 24 at Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street, Brighton (01273) 687171.

POLEGATE Ramblers, Lullington in the Springtime, 5 miles with Howard and Hilary 472174; Or, Battle Not Lost, 10.5 miles with Lucy 504280 (picnic lunch). Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am April 24.

CUCKFIELD: Shaun Memorial 5km Walk and Run Held at Whiteman’s Green, Cuckfield, from 7pm. Adults £7, OAPs. £5,

Children under 16 £4. Refreshments available. All proceeds go to Kidney Research UK. For any more information regarding the event, please feel free to contact the following: Jan Wrelton. janwrelton@gmail.com, Paul Wrelton. paulwrelton@gmail.com or call 01444 443472.

WALK: Free 4 to 5 mile circular HDC Health walk, some stiles and moderate slopes. May see windmills, vineyards, llamas and good views of the South Downs. Meet 10am West Chiltington Village Hall car park, Mill Road RH20 2PZ (TQ083179). No dogs. 2 hours. Sue 01403 255710.



The Hawth Theatre foyer: Lucy Ames, April 6-25.


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: Maritime Themed Art Exhibition, Fri 10am-12.30pm, Sat 10am-4pm April 4-26.


Gallery North, High Street: Abstracts by Robert Sparkes, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm until April 26; Focus on Four, from May 3 to 17. A first time collaboration of four photographic artists, capturing some of the most glorious scenery in the South East.


The Green Tree Gallery, Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath: Sussex beloved Sussex, until April 26. A celebration of every inch of this beautiful county of ours, by some of its resident artists. Open: Tues-Sat - 10.30am - 5 pm, Sun 12am - 4pm, www.greentreegallery.co.uk. Call 01444 456560.


The Horam Centre, High Street: Art exhibition and sale. Three local artists return to Horham for their third exhibition. Penelope Coomber, Norman Starley and Anday Thurgood. Offering more new original art work at affordable prices. A three-day event. May 9, 10 and 11. Free parking close by. Launch night Friday, May 9, 6pm to 9pm. Saturday, May 10, 10am to 4pm. Sunday, May 11, 9am to 4pm.


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Artflow, 10.30am-4.30pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm Sun, April 19-May 4.