What’s on - April 24 2015



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Alan Carr – Yap Yap Yap, 8pm April 30.


Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, April 24-26; Funny Women: Brighton Nights, 8pm April 25; Jo Neary and Friends, 8pm April 30; Comic Boom, 8pm April 30.


The Royal Hippodrome (01323) 412000: Freddie Starr, 8pm April 25.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Reginald D Hunter, 8pm April 29.


Connaught Theatre, Union Place 01903 206206: Hotbed – Alan Davies, 7.30pm April 24; Stewart Francis, PunGent, 8pm April 28; Katherine Ryan, Glam Role Model, 8pm April 30.



St Mary’s Church, London Road: Third Annual Concert of choral and instrumental music given by Ardingly Prep School Chamber Choir and Friends. 7.30pm, May 8. Tickets £5 on the door on the evening. Refreshments following the concert. Proceeds will go towards restoration works at St Mary’s. Enquiries 01444 811249.


The King’s Church, Victoria Road: Burgess Hill Choral Society Spring Concert. Two well-loved works – the Brahms German Requiem and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. 7.30 pm, April 25. Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) and free of charge for accompanied under-16s, available from Burgess Hill Town Council’s Help Point or by calling 01444 239535. For more information visit www.burgesshillchoralsociety.org.uk.


Lewes Town Hall 01273 471469: East Sussex Bach Choir, Handel Samson, 7.30pm April 25. For tickets Tel: 07759 878562, Lewes Information Centre or www.bachchoir.org.uk

St Pancras Church, Irelands Lane: Corelli Ensemble concert, 4pm April 26. Tickets online corelliensemble.co.uk or on door.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: St Matthew Passion – RTWCS, 3pm April 26.



Village Hall, Lewes Road: The Attic Club Art Fair, Friday to Sunday, April 24 to 26.Opening times: 1pm to 8pm, Friday, refreshments served during evening viewing. 10am to 5pm, Saturday. 10am to 4pm, Sunday. Admission free but voluntary donations to Chestnut Tree Hospice.


Towner, Devonshire Park, College Road: Our Place: Annual Schools Exhibition 2015, Tues-Sun 10am-5pm (Bank Holiday Mons 10am-5pm) March 27-May 31.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Pippa Oliphant Art Exhibition, 10am-4pm Fri/Sat, April 3-May 2.


St. Laurence Church: Bethany to Jerusalem. An exhibition of contemporary Christian-inspired artwork. paintings, woodcarvings, prints, collages, charcoal drawings and a site-specific work made by land artist Philippa Snell. Other artists taking part include Ann d’Arcy Hughes, Alison Milner-Gulland, Sue Nunn, and Mary Beaney. 11am-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays until May 2.



WORDfest – Crawley’s Festival of Words: Thursday, April 23, to Thursday, May 7. Now in its fifth year, the 2015 festival will once again include a magnificent medley of author talks, creative workshops, performances, recitals and more at venues across Crawley, mostly for free. WORDfest opens at Crawley Library on April 23 to coincide with World Book Night, with an evening of stories, books, poetry, music and wine. Book in person from April 1 at Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, call 01293 651751 or visit wordfestcrawley.org/contact.

Shipley Arts Festival

The Gifted & Talented String Academy (with pupils from The Yehudi Menuhin School), £15, 7.30pm, at Windlesham House School’s Malden Theatre, April 26; Music For The Church, £18, a programme to include Mendelssohn’s String Octet, and Concertos for flute including C.P.E.Bach with Bruce Martin (Flute), 6.30pm, Shipley Church, May 3; The Festival Friends Concert, free to Festival Friends, 5pm, Borde Hill, May 9; Concert For A Perfect Piece Of England (Elgar Violin Sonata, Brahms Horn Trio), £18, 5pm, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Church Park Lane, Warminghurst, May 10. Call 01403 750220 for tickets or visit www.thecapitolhorsham.com.



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Stornaway, 7pm April 25.


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Herbie Flowers’ Jazz Breakfast, 11am April 26.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Bacalao, 7.30pm April 24; Vibrerations, 11pm April 25; The Leisure Society, 7.30pm April 27; Dan Mangan, 7.30pm April 29; Coco and The Butterfields, 7.30pm April 29.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Rocking Horse Club, 8pm April 27; Catalyst Club, 8pm April 29; Robert Vincent, 8pm April 30.


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Solid Silver 60s Show, 7.30pm April 26.

The Royal Hippodrome (01323) 412000: Laura Wright in Concert, 7.45pm April 24.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Rick Townend, 10am April 25; All Things Must Pass, 8pm April 30.


Clayton & Keymer Royal British Legion, Woodsland Road: Rough Diamond. A four-piece covers band that specialises in all the greatest hits of the ’60s and ’70s. April 25, 8.30pm to 11.30pm. ckrbl@btconnect.com, call 01273 845829.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: Gerry Cross the Mersey, an Evening with Gerry and The Pacemakers, 7.30pm April 30.


The Jolly Tanners, Handcross Road, Staplefield: Little White Blue play vintage jazz, swing, blues and pop. 8.30pm, April 25; The Nigel Bagge Band (with Mike Piggott, Derek Bond and Marianne Hillier-Brooke), 4pm, April 26; Steve Winchester – a great singer-songwriter, 8.30pm, May 1; The Chicago Thieves – brilliant rocking blues, 8.30pm, May 1.


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: The Contenders, 8pm April 24; Johnny Hewes, 3pm April 26; Cale Tyson, 7.30pm April 26.

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Tom McConville Fiddle Workshop, 10.45am-4.45pm April 25, performance 8pm.


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: The Family of Eve, David Taylor, Tues-Sat 11am-4.30pm, Sun noon-4.30pm April 25-May 7.

Westgate Chapel, High Street: Folk in the Chapel: Murray Shelmerdine, Steve and Diane Nevill, Bing Lyle, 2.30pm April 26. £5 on door or online http://events.oysterproject.org.uk


British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – John and Di Cullen, 8pm April 24.


The Red Lion, Lion Hill, Stonecross (near Eastbourne): South Coast Big Band. Big Band Specials. Every fourth Sunday of the month. Visit www.southcoastbigband.co.uk. Call 01323 761468.


Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Local and Live Sessions, 8pm April 25.


Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road 01903 206206: An Afternoon with Julian Lloyd Webber, 4pm April 25; Wurlitzer Concert, 2.30pm April 26.



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Godspell, 7pm April 26.

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place (01273) 476118: The Thrill of Love, April 24-May 2.

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Yamato Drummers, 7.45pm April 26; Grumpy Old Women, 8pm April 27; Calamity Jane, 7.45pm April 28-May 2 (Wed/Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Essence of Ireland, 7.30pm April 24.

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Absent Friends, 7.45pm April 28-May 2 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: An Audience With James Lovegrove, 7.30pm April 25.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: Il Trovatore, April 24/25; Imagician, 7.30pm April 29.


Lewes Arms: Paul Zenon in Linking Rings, 7.30pm April 24/25. £5 01273 473152.


Village Hall sandie@ampros.co.uk: The Plumpton Players present Caught in the Act, 8pm April 29-May 1.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Count Arthur Strong, 8pm April 29.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Lysistrata, 8pm April 24; Donkey’s Years, 7.30pm April 28-May 2 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).


ART FAIR: Attic Art Club supporting Chestnut Tree House, Village Hall, Ditchling, April 24 to 26. Friday 11am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 5pm. Refreshments from 6pm.

BEES: Paradise Park, Newhaven, will be hosting a Bee & Wildlife Event on April 24, 25 and 26. Samplings/tastings of Paynes Honey products. The garden centre’s very own Plant Doctor will be available to help you choose suitable plants for attracting bees and insects into your garden. www.tatesgardencentres.co.uk.

GARDEN Show in the Old Georgian Riding School, Firle Place 10am-5pm April 24-26. Plants, garden goodies and a great day out for all, thegardenshowonline.com

LAPTOP Clinic at Eastbourne Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne, 1pm-4pm April 24.

LEWES Riverside Club, Dorset and Devon by Patrick Coulcher, 2pm April 24 at St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

Volunteer Recruitment: The Royal Voluntary Service, 10am to 12pm at the Rehabilitation Centre, Church Hill, Newhaven. Volunteers are needed across the Havens area to befriend older people in their own homes, particularly those who have little social contact or who want to try and regain or retain their independence. There are also opportunities for becoming a community assessor or in helping with the new Elderberries Social and Activity Club.


COFFEE Morning for St Peter and St James Hospice, 8am-1pm April 25 at St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes. Stalls and refreshments.

FOLK: Lewes Saturday Folk Club Music Workshops, Elephant & Castle, White Hill (01273 476757, www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org). Tom McConville. Fiddle. These usually last a full Saturday or Sunday and the tutor performs at the Elephant and Castle in the evening. Booking forms can be printed from the website three to four months in advance. Email valmaigoodyear@aol.com to go on the Interested list for any workshop and get early notice when booking opens.

Jumble Sale at South Malling Primary School, Church Lane, Lewes, 10am to 12pm. Entrance 50p for adults.

SOUTH Malling Primary School, Church Lane, Lewes, Jumble Sale 10am-noon. Adults 50p, kids free.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Crawley Down, 6.5 miles undulating fields and woods. Meet at Sandhill Lane junction with Grange Road, 10am.


BI MONTHLY work parties, no experience needed, tools provided. Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve, meet in car park off Maple Drive. Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network. 10am to 2pm. Contact: Mary Smith (secretary) 01444 242667.

LEWES Footpaths Group, Bolney, 5 miles with Roy 477740. Meet at North Street car park, Lewes 9.30am April 26.

NCT Nearly New Sale at Priory School, Mountfield Road, Lewes 10.30am-12.30pm April 26. Second-hand children’s clothing/toys and equipment. Free parking.

Nutley Windmill: Crowborough Road, April 26, 10am to 5.30pm, 01435 873367. Admission free but donations welcome. Parking at Friends Clump with a pleasant ten minute walk from rear down Forest to the mill. Also Wednesdays 11am to 3pm.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Lavington Common, near Duncton, 11 miles undulating, fields and woods. Meet in Lavington Common NT car park, 10am April 26.


DANCE: Mondays, Westmeston Parish hall, Lewes Road, Hassocks. Sequence dance class 7.30-8.30pm.


FOLK: Lewes Favourites English Dance Tunes practice sessions, Elephant & Castle, White Hill (01273 476757, www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org): Fourth Tuesday of the month from 8pm to 11pm at the Elephant & Castle for any instrument, any standard, readers and by-ear players. We publish the famous Lewes Favourites Tune Books. Volume 2 is out now. Full details are on the club website. Free entry.

MID Sussex Ramblers, North and West of the Upper Lodges on Access Land and Rights of Way, 6.1 miles with Erica (07885 595131 on day). Meet at Upper Lodges car park on the Ditchling Road above Stanmer Park, 10.30am April 28.

PURSUITS 4U Dementia Event: Afternoon Tea Party. 2pm to 4pm, at Peacehaven Community Hall. Visit www.pursuits4u.co.uk. Contact: 07825292995 for details.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Return to Mt Harry, moderate 11.5 mile walk. Meet at Barcombe Mills car park 10am April 29.

MID Sussex Ramblers Pub Social at The Bull, London Road, 7.30pm onwards April 29.

PURSUITS 4U Dementia Event: Singing and Dancing. Every Wednesday, 2pm to 4pm, Rottingdean Village Hall. Visit www.pursuits4u.co.uk. Contact: 07825292995 for more details about the event.


POLEGATE Ramblers, Around Herstmonceux with Val and Brenda, 5 miles. Val 484569, Brenda 734797; or, a Walk in the Woods, 10.5 miles with Aled 484723 (picnic lunch). Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am April 30.

TALK: World Poets: Dante Alighieri by Graham Fawcett, 6.30pm April 30 at the Lewes Arms. Booking recommended 01273 473152.