What’s on - April 3 2015



Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, April 3-5; Bent Double, 7.30pm April 5; The Noise Next Door Comedy Lock-in, 8pm April 9.


St Leonard’s Church, Church Street: Lunchtime Concert April 11, 1pm. Stratus Flutes, a young and dynamic flute ensemble based in London who are Graduates from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama or Trinity College of music. Free admission with a retiring collection.



St Leonard’s Church, Church Street: Lunchtime Concert April 11, 1pm. Stratus Flutes, a young and dynamic flute ensemble based in London who are Graduates from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama or Trinity College of music. Free admission with a retiring collection.



Alfriston Arts, High Street 01323 871658: Celebrating Sussex – Landscape Paintings of Michael Cruickshank, 11am-4pm April 5.


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. Bethany to Jerusalem will be launched at the Easter Vigil Service at St Laurence on Easter Saturday, April 4, at 7pm and will continue 11am-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays until May 2.


Fletching Village Hall: Fletching Art Group, art and craft exhibition, 10.30am to 12.30pm, April 11. Homemade cakes along with tea and coffee. Raffle in aid of Fletching Scout Group and Fletching Forget me not group. Local crafts people selling their works.


South Downs Garden Centre: Martin Nee’s stunning and inspirational ‘light work’ on display. April 10, 11 and 12. Visit www.martingnee.co.uk.


The Green Tree Gallery, Borde Hill Garden: In The Garden Spring Exhibition, until April 18.


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Four. Four painters, Susan Evans, June Frickleton, Patrick O’Donnell and Adrian Walker using oil on canvas. Tues-Sat 10.30am-5pm, sun noon-5pm March 21-April 5.


Arts@theCrypt, 23, Church Street: An Abstract View. With free entry and affordable prices this exhibition is an opportunity to see a collection of work by four emerging Sussex artists. The exhibits include paintings by Norman Starley, Rosemary Newton and John Forster with textiles by Isobel Moore. Open daily from 10.30am to 5pm, April 3 to 9.



Brighton Centre 0844 8471515: McBusted, 6.30pm April 7.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, 7.30pm April 4; Herbie Flowers’ Jazz Breakfast, 11am April 5.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Too Darn Soulful, 11pm April 3; Ultimate Power, 11pm April 3; Synthology, 11m April 4; Live on Stage from Madrid Mr Charlie Highton and His Rock-its, 7pm April 5; Ghostpoet, 7.30pm April 6; The Spoken Herd Presents… 8pm April 9.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Gremlin’s Rockin’ Stompers, 9pm April 4; Pavlos Carvahlo, 8pm April 6; Hush Hush Presents, 7.30pm April 8.


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: The Meow Meows, 8pm April 3; Fleur de Paris, 3pm April 5; Union Music Store Presentation: Larkin Poe and The Daydream Club, April 9.

Dorset Arms, 22 Malling Street: Not the Authorised Version – Lewes Folk Club, 8pm April 4.


British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Stanley Accrington, 8pm April 3.


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.



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Confirmation, 7.30pm April 4.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: RichPlanet, 6.30pm April 5.

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place (01273) 476118: In tribute to the reburial of King Richard II in Leicester, Richard III, April 3/4 (a staged reading of an abridged version).

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Oh What A Lovely War, 7.45pm April 7-11 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Oklahoma, 7.30pm April 7-11 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Miss Dietrich Regrets, 7.45pm April 9-11 (Sat mat 2.30pm).

The Royal Hippodrome (01323) 412000: Pasha Kovalev, Life Through Dance, 7pm April 4.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Open Stage Night, 7.30pm April 9.


Assembly Hall Theatre, Crescent Road (01892) 530613: The Wizard of Oz, 7pm April 5/6 (Mon mat 2pm).


EASTER Garden Trails at Charleston Gardens, Firle, noon-5pm April 3. Free entry to gardens April 3-6.

LEWES Passion Play: Cliffe Precinct 1pm-1.30pm; The Mount 2.15pm-2.45pm April 3.

Seaford Choral Society: Good Friday ‘Almost Instant’ Fauré Requiem, St Leonard’s Church, Church Street, Seaford, 7pm, £3. In aid of Seaford Carers Support Group. Call 01323 482387 or visit www.seaford-choral-society.com.


LEWES Passion Play, Lewes Priory Ruins 3pm-4pm.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Ashington Circular, 9 mile with Alison G 01273 833794. Meet at Rectory Lane, Ashington, roadside parking opposite the school, 10am April 4. Pub lunch, no dogs please.

PLANT Sale – Fundraising for the Oyster Project, 10am-noon April 4 at Westgate Chapel, Lewes.

Easter Sunday

AN Award-winning Mill opens to the public on Easter Sunday. Winner of the prestigious English Heritage Angel Award, presented by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Oldland Mill welcomes visitors for the first time from 2pm to 5pm. Guided tours, memorabilia and refreshments will be available. Situated in the beautiful surroundings of the South Downs National Park, Oldland Mill can be reached by a leisurely stroll along Oldland Lane, Keymer, or Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, as there is no parking at the mill. For more information about Oldland Mill visit www.oldlandwindmill.co.uk.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Barcombe Cross Circular, 5 miles with Jill 01273 480167. Meet at Barcombe Cross, 10am April 5.


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

LEWES Footpaths Group, Chiddingly, undulating 6 miles with Ros 01825 872616. Meet at North Street car park, Lewes, 9.30am April 6.


ART Relay! Children’s Workshop Sessions at the Towner, Devonshiire Park, College Road, Eastbourne 01323 434670 April 7-10 £8 per session. Free Art Relay! Family Drop-in on April 6.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Daffodils and the Downs, 8 miles with Erica 07885 595131 on day. Meet at Telscombe Cliffs car park in Telscombe Cliffs Way just past Warren Way on west side of road, 10.30am April 7.

NEWHAVEN Historical Society talk, Sussex During the Great War by Ian Everest, 7.30pm April 7 at the Hillcrest Centre, Hillcrest Road, Newhaven. Using period photographs, he will look at aspects of daily life in front-line Sussex, a county within the sounds of guns on the Western Front. Guests £2 entry.

THE GROUP: Are you single and over 45? The Group, a club for single men and women, meets at a pub in Lewes on the first Tuesday evening of every month. It is not a dating agency but it is an opportunity to meet new people. Walks, dinners, golf, holidays. www.thegroup.org.uk, 8pm.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Windows and Kipling, 11.5 miles. Meet at Woodingdean car park on Falmer Road B2123, 10am April 8.

HALF Day Workshop at The Observatory Science Centre, Wartling Road Herstmonceux 01323 832731. Rocketry (6-9yrs) 10.30am-1pm/2pm-4.30pm April 8.

SEAFORD district Stamp Club, Fictional Detectives by Steve Cross, 7.15pm for 7.30pm April 8 at Cross Way Church Hall, Steyne Road, Seaford. All stamp collectors welcome. Tel: 01323 872226.

SUSSEX Family History Group, A Stanger Among Friends. Growing up as a British immigrant in America 50 years ago by Mark Perry Nash, 7.30pm April 8 at Ventnor Hall, Blatchington Road, Hove.


Dance: Thursdays. Memorial Hall, Patcham. Beginners Argentine Tango. 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Ballroom/latin dance class 8.30pm to 9.30pm (Star Dance School).

HALF Day Workshop at The Observatory Science Centre, Wartling Road Herstmonceux 01323 832731. Whodunnit? (6-9yrs) 10.30am-1pm/2pm-4.30pm April 9.

POLEGATE Ramblers, Leisurely Walk: 3 miles with John 489228. 51 bus from Medical Centre 9.47am. The Ashburnham Walk, 5 miles with Howard 472174; or, Blue or Brown? 10 miles with Lucy 07817 279241. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am April 9.