What’s On - August 12

HERE is our latest What’s On list.

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Drusillas Park (01323) 874100: Appearance of the Fat Controller, Aug 15; Peppa Pig and George, Aug 16/17.


Michelham Priory (01323) 844224: Teddy Bears Picnic, 10.30am-4pm Aug 17. Bring bear and picnic, magic show at 1pm.


De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Summer School – Film Club and Music Production, 10am-4pm Aug 15-19.


4 Marine Drive: The Mayors Open Garden hosted by Geoff Stonebanks, 2pm-5pm Aug 14.


Batemans (01435) 882032: Jungle Book Days, Aug 16/17.


Red House Common car park: Chailey Commons Society - Parents’ and Children’s Bug Hunt, 10am Aug 17.


Seafront: Long Man Morris Men, 7.30pm Aug 12.

The Pilot, Meads: Long Man Morris Men, 9pm Aug 12.


Foresters Arms car park: Cycle Ride – Four Counties Ride, 6.5 hours with Matthew de Chemin, ESCC, 9.30am Aug 13.


Wilderness Wood: Castaway, Aug 12/16; Woodland Monsters, Aug 17. To book please ring 01825 830509.


Village Hall: Laughton Village Market, 10am-noon Aug 12.


All Saints Church Arts Centre, Friars Walk: Countdown – a black history month social club in association with Diversity Lewes, 7pm Aug 12.

British Legion, Morris Road: South Street Bonfire Society Coffee Morning, 10am-noon Aug 13. Coffee, teas, cakes, tombola, bric-a-brac and SSBS merchandise. All welcome.

River Ouse: Lewes to Newhaven Raft Race, 1.30pm Aug 14.


Newhaven Fort, Fort Road (01273) 517622: Dieppe Commemoration, 10.30am Aug 14; Family Day, 10.30am Aug 18.


Nutley Windmill, Crowborough Road (01435) 873367: Windmill open 2.30pm-5.30pm Aug 14.


Polegate Windmill, Park Croft: Quizzes and Competitions with Mrs S Creasy 01323 736899, 2pm-5pm Aug 17.


Downs Leisure Centre: Seaford Horticultural Annual Show, 1.30pm-4.30pm Aug 13.

Martello Fields: South Coast Triathlon, racing starts from 9am Aug 13.

Pump Barn: Marine Week Family Event, Our Seas with Sussex Wildlife Trust, 10.30am Aug 12. Suitable for 5-12yr olds, children must be accompanied.

Railway Station: Cycle Ride – From Sea to High Weald, 6 hours with Eddie Collict 01323 891307, 8am Aug 13.


Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (01243) 811348: Steaming Along in The Downs, Festival of Steam, Aug 13/14; Wonderful Wednesdays, 11am-4pm Aug 17.



De la Warr Pavilion Galleries 1 and 2 (01424) 229111: Catherine Yass, 10am-6pm until Sept 4.


Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Cafe Balcony: Rob Silverstone, Faces of Brighton, until Sept 18.


The Hawth Theatre Foyer (01293) 553636: Crawley Museum Exhibition: Past, Present and Future, until Aug 12.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Festival! Festival! Festival! until Aug 17.


Gallery North, 70 High Street: Paintings by Julian Sutherland-Beatson and photography by David Higgs, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm until Sept 3.


The Green Tree Gallery, Borde Hill: ‘Down on the Farm’, a summer exhibition inspired by, and celebrating, our magnificent Sussex countryside and life on the farm. On show - and at prices to suit all pockets - will be lively and colourful paintings and photography, pottery, textiles, decorative glass, lino prints, woodcuts and sculpture, until Aug 31. Open 10.30am-5pm, closed Mondays, www.greentreegallery.co.uk, tel: 01444 456560.


Arts Hut (01323) 831831: Garden Party. Paintings, ceramics and sculpture by nine local artists, 9am-5pm Wed-Fri, 9am-1pm Sat until Aug 20.


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: At The Edge, paintings by George Robertson, Aug 13-21.



Village Hall: Arlington Art Group, untutored and informal, all ages and abilities, 7-9pm Thursdays. More information from 01323 485153.


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.


Coachwerks, 19 Hollingdean Terrace: Community Caff, 10am-1pm Saturdays; Capoeira, 7.30pm Mondays; Stray Signals, 7pm first Tuesday of the month; Contemporary Dance, 6.30pm Wednesdays.

Fiddler’s Elbow, 11 Boyces Street: QUIZness Time, 8pm Tuesdays.

Heist, 57 West Street (01273) 822555: Big Trouble in Little Brighton, every Thursday 8pm-1am.

Leconfield, 116/117 Edward Street: Tuesday Teaser (Quiz), Tuesdays 9pm; MiTunes, 8pm Saturdays; Boozy Bingo, 6pm Sundays.

Open House, 146 Springfield Road: Jazz Workshop, 8pm Tuesdays.

Sidewinder, 66 Upper St James Street: Open Mic Night, Tuesdays; The Sidewinder Garden Quiz, 8pm Wednesdays.

The Cornerstone, 2-6 Elm Grove: It’s Almost a Quiz, Wednesdays 7.30pm-10pm.

The Old Cells Police Museum, Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew’s Square: Escorted tours Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10.30am. To book tel: 01273 291052. Tours free, but donations greatly appreciated.


St Paul’s Catholic College, Jane Murray Way: The Sussex Harmonisers, male Barbershop chorus, rehearse every Tuesday 7.30–10.15pm. If you like to sing, you’ll find it fun to sing with us and you don’t have to be able to read music. New voices (Baritones and Tenors especially) are always welcome so just come along and see what goes on; ring Brian Beglin on 01273 553102 for more details; or take a look at our website, www.sussexharmonisers.org.uk


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


Kip McGrath Tuition Centre: Revision classes in Maths, English and Science. For details call 01892 611599.


United Reformed Church hall, Upperton Road: Concentus Chorale. Rehearsals Mondays, 7.30-9.45pm. For details ring 01323 643358 email supergran009@aol.com


Inn on the Park: Live Jazz with the Chicago Jazzmen, 8.30pm every Thurs.


Art Classes in Hailsham, ring Eileen on 01424 532866 for details.

Summerheath Hall, Summerheath Road: Old Time Dancing, Wednesdays 7.30pm-10pm, £2 per evening incl refreshments. Details from Edna 01323 847506 or Dave 500180.


Village Hall: Village Hall Market, second Saturday of every month 10am-noon. Fresh produce, usual craft stalls. More info 01323 811286.


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.

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.

Hesketh Potteries: Painting on Pots, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Adults and children welcome. Call Chris 01273 487150 or just pop in.

Lewes FC: Five week Health and Lifestyle Information Course, Tuesdays 10.30am-12.30pm. £2 per session.

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 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.


Castle Car Park: The Pevensey Ghost Walk with Robert Stevens Bassett, every Saturday, 7.30pm.

The Bay Hotel, 2 Eastbourne Road (01323) 768645: The Big Jazz, new weekly Jazz Night, every Tuesday 8-10.45pm. Free entry.


Blank Studios and Gallery, 108 North Street: Into the Wild Centre of Creativity, 5.45-7.45pm Tuesdays. Contact 07757 747 027 or evaweaver@talk21.com


Football Club, Anchor Field: Ringmer Barn Dance Group: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8pm (no meeting in September). £3. More information from 01273 814254/812760.

St Mary’s Room, Ringmer Village Hall: Lewes District Art Club meets 2-4pm every Tuesday for a varied programme of demonstrations and workshops. New members welcome. Phone 01273 812316.


Cradle Hill School, Lexden Road (01323) 492791: Seaford Choral Society rehearsals. There is no audition. Mondays in November.

Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road: Seaford Kurlers, every Tues 2-4pm, £2.50 per session. New age kurling is a fun game for everyone and all levels of abilities, played indoors on a Badminton court. Details from June Wood 01323 895376.

St Peter’s Church Hall, Blatchington: Yoga classes for the less able organised by the Seaford Group of the Eastbourne and South Wealden Multiple Sclerosis Society, 11am-noon Thursdays. £4 per lesson.


The Crown House, 57 Marina: Jazz Night with Duncan J Reeks and band Bop2Bossa, 8.30pm Tues. Admission free. More information at www.bop2bossa.com


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 7pm-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.


Easy Exercise (Extend). Gentle movement to music, specially formulated for older people and those with disabilities. Have fun whilst you improve your mobility, strength and balance. Sessions at several venues in the Eastbourne district and Seaford. To join, ring Sandria 01273 514152.



St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Wild Africa by Mervyn Seltzer, 2pm Aug 12; Don Bishop and a Piano by Don Bishop, 2pm Aug 15.

The Royal Oak, Station Street: Sussex Military History Society – Members’ artefacts evening, 8pm Aug 17.



Long Stay car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Summer on The Downs, 10 miles with Rachel and Mike 01323 871592, 10am Aug 14. (Please bring picnic lunch).


Horns Lodge Pub, A275: Hidden Common Land Trails, 5 miles with Dan Ross, Community Ranger, LDC, 10am Aug 16. Pre booking advisable 01273 484408.


Village car park: Ditchling and the Downs, 7.5 miles with Adrian White, 10.30am Aug 14.


Free car park (not station car park): Sussex Pathfinders – 8 miles 10.30am Aug 13.


Outside Barbican House/Castle Museum, High Street: Landport Bottom Late in the Day, 3.5 miles with Dan Ross, Community Ranger, LDC, 6.30pm Aug 18.

Railway Station: Lewes Footpaths Group – A day’s outing in West Sussex, Pulborough to Amberley, meet 9am for 9.18am train to Pulborough Aug 16, picnic, with leader Graham 472678.


Car park east of Pevensey Castle: Beachy Head Ramblers – Hankham, 5 miles with Pat W 01424 848424, 6.30pm Aug 17.


Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Leisure Walk: Bus 51 from Polegate at 9.19am to Harvester for 10.30am start with Joan 508651 Aug 18; Figure of eight Barcombe Mills to Isfield, 4.75 miles with Barry 508615, 9.30am Aug 18; Barcombe Mills Special, 9.5 miles with Graham 501467, 9.30am Aug 18, picnic only.