What’s on - August 29 2014



Arora Hotel, Southgate Avenue: Danny’s Comedy Club, Featuring Jo Public, Tania Rodd and many more! Doors open 7:30pm, curtain-up 8:30pm. Admission £7.00. Info: Danny Kington, 0787 626 0506, www.dannyscomedyclub.com. September 5.


Birch Hotel, Lewes Road: Danny’s Comedy Club, Featuring BGT finalists Trudi Styles and the Pianoman, Wayne the Weird and others. Doors open 7:30pm, curtain-up 8:30pm. Admission £7.00. Info: Danny Kington, 0787 626 0506, www.dannyscomedyclub.com. August 29.


The Capitol (01403 750220): The Paul Zerdin Show, 7.30pm, September 6; Barnstormers Comedy, 7.30pm, September 21 and October 19.


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Comedy @ The Con, 8pm Sept 4.



Horsham Sports Club, Cricketfield Road (01403 750220): Devotion – a mini family music festival in aid of Cancer Research UK, Relay For Life. Lauren Rebecca, Taygan Paxton, Saviours of Soul, Nick Paxton, NooN, Paperboy and Brent Yeomans and Friends Eclectic. 2pm until 9pm, September 6. Adult tickets are £10 each, and children under 16 are free if accompanied by a paying adult. For more information please email devotion.tickets2014@yahoo.co.uk.


The Leconfield, New Street (01798 345111, events@theleconfield.co.uk): Acclaimed harpist Ieuan Jones, £65 per person, including a three-course meal and a glass of wine at the arrival reception, September 24.



Gallery North, 70 High Street: Spencer Binks, Aug 19-Sept 12.


The Green Tree Gallery, Borde Hill Garden: ‘Horse Play’ Exhibition. Until August 30. Whether we ride or just admire from afar, this exhibition of paintings, prints, photography and sculpture explores the grace, beauty and spirit of the horse. Visit www.greentreegallery.co.uk. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am to 5pm. Sunday 12pm to 4pm. Call 01444 456560.


Horsham Museum, 9 Causeway (01403 254 959): Steyning 400: Photographic Works by Students of Steyning Grammar School and Sixth Form College, until August 30; Artists in the Frame, an interesting look at the rich artistic culture of Horsham District, until August 30; Within the Woods, the art of Peter and Sarah Slight, until August 30.


The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery, 7 Saba House, Kings Road, Shalford: Stuart Mallard’, noted Wildlife and Canine Artist, August 1- 29, Mon-Fri, 9-5pm, free. Browse and buy from this stunning selection of oils, pastels, watercolours and limited edition prints. All sales support endangered wildlife. For more see www.davidshepherd.org.



Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Freddie Gibbs, 7.30pm Sept 1; Squawker Award heats, 8pm Sept 2; The Felice Brothers, 7.30pm Sept 4.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Robert Ellis, 7.30pm Sept 3.


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Swinging on Broadway, The Len Philips Big Band plus special guests, 3pm Aug 31.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Blue Shift Jazz Band at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon Aug 30; Local Talent Showcase, 7.30pm Aug 30.

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: Elio Pace sings the Billy Joel Songbook, Aug 30.


The Capitol (01403 750220): The Cavern Beatles, 8pm, September 19; The Day The Music Died, Buddy Holly 55th Anniversary Tour, 8pm, September 20; Bay City Rollers, Les McKeown and his ‘Legendary’ Bay City Rollers, 7.30pm, September 27.

The Queens Head: The Henry Group, a 60’s, rock, pop and soul band are playing at The Queens Head, Brighton Road, Horsham on Saturday 23rd August. Entry Free, from 9.00pm till late.


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Dub N Tuff All Stars, Aug 29.

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Derek Seed, 8pm Aug 30.

Royal Oak, Station Street: Music2Dance2, 8pm Aug 29.


Thursday, August 28

Willie Austen, 9pm, The Chequer Inn, Steyning (01903 814437)

Live music, 8pm, Invocation, Vanity Draws Blood, Confessions Of A Traitor, In Death We Choose, The Black Dog, Crawley (01293 522705)

Friday, August 29

Live at the Chameleon, 9pm, Chameleon, Horsham (01403 274642)

David Hay Band, 9pm, The Abbott, Redhill (01737 765218)

Live music, 7pm, The Righteous and the Wicked, Shotgun 21, The Black Dog, Crawley (01293 522705)

Chelle Dean, 8.30pm, The Boars Head, Horsham (01403 267268)

Half Hour Hotel, 8pm, Coalition, Brighton (01273 722 385)

Replica Radio, 8.30pm, The Six Bells, Chiddingly (01825 872227)

If 6 Was 9, 8.30pm, The Fountain, Chichester (01243 781352)

Jellyhead, 9pm, The Royal Oak, Lewes (01273 474803)

Naked Base, 9.30pm, The Sussex Arms, East Grinstead (01342 326974)

Roadster The Burrell Arms, Haywards Heath (01444 453214)

Saturday, August 30

Jellyhead, 9pm, The Ark, Newhaven (01273 517808)

Red Butler, 8.30pm, The Malt Shovel, Horsham (01403 252302)

The Toonz, 8.30pm, The Jolly Tanners, Staplefield (01444 400335)

The Shelley Arms Charity Fun Day, 3pm to 9pm, The Shelley Arms, Broadbridge Heath (01403 253406)

Retaliation Blues Band, 9pm, The Duke of Wellington, Shoreham (01273 441297)

Bushman Brothers, 8.30pm, The Fountain, Chichester (01243 781352)

Louder Than Ten, 8.30pm, The Swan, Crawley (01293 527447)

Sunday, August 31

Catfish Blues Band, 8.30pm, The Bat and Ball, Wisborough Green (01403 700676)

Stan’s Showcase @ The Anchor Hotel, 7.30pm, The Anchor Hotel, Horsham (01403 250640)

The Strangers, 8pm, The Kings Arms, Dorking (01306 883361)

The Shakespeare Heptet, 9pm, The Duke of Wellington, Shoreham (01273 441297)

Papa George, 2pm, The Bulls Head, Barnes (020 8876 5241)

Tuesday, September 2

Open Mic with Dave Toye, 9pm, The Jolly Tanners, Staplefield (01444 400335)

Open Mic with Stan, 8.30pm, The Boars Head, Horsham (01403 267268)

Graham Fargher, 8.30pm, The Fountain, Chichester (01243 781352)

Papa George, 8.30pm, The Crooked Billet, Henley (01491 681048)

Wednesday, September 3

Open Mic, 8pm, The Cherry Tree, Faygate (01293 851305)

Queens Head Acoustic Club, The Queens Head, Barns Green (01403 730436)

Open Mic, 8.30pm, The Tanners Arms, Horsham (01403 588789)

Thursday, September 4

Loz Netto, 8.30pm, (one of the UK’s Top Blues Rock bands), The Tanners Arms, Horsham (01403 588789)

Open Mic with Stan, 8.30pm, The Malt Shovel, Horsham (01403 252302).

Visit www.horsham-rocks.co.uk.



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Light Fantastic: The Chermayeff Effect, 2pm Aug 30.


Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Neil Bartlett in conversation, 3pm Aug 31; Murder On Air, 7.45pm Sept 1-6 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Crawley International Mela 2014 (music, dance, workshops), noon-6pm Aug 30/31.


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Puttin’ on The Ritz, 7.30pm Sept 2-6 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Oliver, 7pm Aug 30.


The Capitol (01403 750220): Juvenile & Senior Chorus Auditions for Cinderella, 10am, August 31; The Man Jesus, 7.30pm, September 12; Phoenix Creative Arts, An evening of singing and drama. 11.30am and 4.30pm, September 14; Not About Heroes, 7.30pm, September 30; Around The World In 80 Days, 7.30pm, October 1.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: The God Old Days, 7.30pm Aug 30; Rhythm of The Dance, 7.30pm Sept 3.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: La Boheme, 7.30pm Sept 4/5.

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HURSTPIERPOINT: Ballroom/latin dance classes, Friday evenings at the Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint. Beginners 6.45-7.45. 2nd Level 7.45-8.45. Improvers 8.45-9.45. Enquiries to Star Dance School (Ray Smith). Call 01273 719500 or email starschool@talktalk.net.

Danny’s Comedy Club: Birch Hotel, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath. Featuring BGT finalists Trudi Styles and the Pianoman, Wayne the Weird and others. Doors open 7.30pm, curtain-up 8.30pm. Admission £7. Info: Danny Kington, 0787 626 0506, www.dannyscomedyclub.com.

LEWES Riverside Club, History of W E Clark & Son by David Clark, 2pm Aug 29 at St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

QUILT Show, organised by Ouse Valley Quliters, at Ringmer Community College, Lewes Road, Ringmer, 10am-4pm Aug 29/30. Display of work, tombola, traders, refreshments, sales tables, raffle in aid of Chestnut Tree House and Macmillan Cancer Care.

WALK: Barns Green. 2 mile, flat, circular, free HDC Health Walk around the outskirts of the village mainly on firm ground. Meet 11am at the corner of the green near the Village Club. 1 hour. Peter A 01403 741305.

Storrington Community Market: 9am to 10.30am. Open every Friday morning at Storrington Village Hall (opposite Stable Antiques). Selling fresh local eggs and cheese, home-made cakes, bread and savouries, jams and marmalades, locally produced fruit and vegetables, mushrooms and local free range pork. Beautiful plants and flowers plus handicrafts and refreshments are served. Warm welcome to all. Dianne Bailey 01903 745255.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Bat Walk, 3 miles with Jackie and Geoff. Meet at East Dean Village car park, 7.30pm Aug 30.

GEEK Central table top sale, shindig and swap meet at Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton 0845 293 8480, 10am-3pm Aug 30.

ICE Arts and Crafts Market at Isfield Community Enterprise Field, behind Laughing Fish pub, 11am-5pm Aug 30.

INTERNATIONAL Horse Trials, County Fair and Dog Show at Firle Place from 9am Aug 30/31.

RAINBOW Fayre at St Luke’s Church, Walmer Road, Seaford, 2pm Aug 30. Organised by and in aid of Seaford Evening Flower Club. Books, plants, white elephant, raffle etc.

TALK: Highlights of the Under Ground Theatre, at the Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne, 2pm Aug 30. Free entry.

WALK: 41⁄2 mile HDC Health walk, some stiles and inclines, to Baynards. Meet 8.30am Mucky Duck Inn, Tismans Common, Rudgwick (RH12 3BW). No dogs. 21⁄2 hours. Jane 01403 261672 or Pauline 01403 240419.

Ballroom Social Dance at Croft Hall, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Burgess Hill. £5 per person on door. Includes cakes, biscuits, tea, coffee. Ballroom, latin, jive and sequence. 8pm. Doors open 7.45pm. New dancers always welcome. Large Hall with sprung floor, soft lighting, ample on-site parking. Details 07767 411115, 01444 248926. Email strictlydancemagic@talktalk.net. or visit www.strictlydancemagic.co.uk.

Coffee Stop and Produce Sale: St Edwards Parish Church, Royal George Road, Burgess Hill. Church open from 9.30am - 1pm. Come along for refreshments, brunches and lunches. Also on sale home made cakes, savouries and preserves. All welcome .Admission free.


HARVEST Festival: From Carrots to Icing at the Dorset Arms, Cliffe, Lewes, noon-5pm Aug 31.Enter veg, cakes, preserves, wine, beer etc in the home produce contest from noon-2pm Produce auctioned from 3pm.

HURSTPIERPOINT: Cream Tea Dance every Sunday from 2pm to 4.30pm at the Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint. £4.50.

WALK: Fairly flat, 53⁄4 mile HDC Health walk. Meet 10am,park Loxwood Doctors Surgery, Farm Close (RH14 0SU). 1 or 2 challenging stiles on route, good teamwork needed and a sense of humour. NO DOGS. 23⁄4 hours. Pete, Sharon & Rich 01403 784042.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Kingston near Lewes to Rodmell and Iford, 7 miles with Jill 01273 480167. Meet at the Parish Church, Kingston, 10am Aug 31.

SUSSEX Pathfinders, Woodingdean, 11 miles downland paths. Meet at the public car park east side of Falmer Road (B2132) just north of Woodingdean, 10am Aug 31.


DANCING: Learn to sequence dance. Monday evenings at Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Popular Sequence Dance tuition, from Sept 8 to Dec 22 (excluding Sept 22 and Oct 20). Lessons cost £5 per person. 01403 734409.

Southwater Local History Group: 7.30pm, Beeson House, Lintot Square, Southwater. Tony Turner presents a talk entitled ‘Stealing China’s Tea’. Non-members welcome – £3 entry. Further information: Jeremy Senneck on 01403 731247.


LEWES Footpaths Group, Half Day/All Day. Bishopstone to Alfriston, 4.5 miles or Alfriston to Berwick Station, 4 miles. Leaders Hilda and Graham 472678. Meet at Lewes Railway Station, 9.30am train to Bishopstone Sept 2.

Hello Kitty: Brand new for 2014, Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on 20 dates during the year! Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Plus no trip would be complete without a pampering in the Hello Kitty Beauty Parlour and a thrilling time on the Hello Kitty Secret Garden rides. For more information call 01323 874100 or visit www.drusillas.co.uk.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Three Windmills and a Well, 8.45 miles with Pam B 01444 248717. Meet at Clayton Recreation Ground car park, 10.30am Sept 2.

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


BADMINTON – new season. Lindfield Badminton Club start the new season on Wednesday, September 3, and are keen to welcome new male and female match standard players. The club play on the four courts at Oathall Community College on Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 10pm and have men’s, mixed and ladies’ teams entered in the Brighton, Crawley and Mid Sussex Leagues. Anyone who plays to a reasonable standard and enjoys the game can get more details on the website www.freewebs.com/lindfield or by contacting the secretary on 01444 453559.

ASTRONOMY: The Horsham Astronomy Group’s meeting will feature a talk by guest speaker and author Steve Richards. ‘Every Photon Counts – An Update’. The meeting will be held at our new venue, at Forest Hill School. Please contact our secretary, Richard Griffith via our website at www.horshamastronomy.co.uk, or phone John Bartlett (publicity officer) on 01306 884162 for details.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, A Long Man and an Ancient Tree, 5 miles with Irenee H. Meet at Wilmington Priory car park, 6.30pm Sept 4.

POLEGATE Ramblers, Leisurely Walk: Heathfield Walk About, 2.5 miles with Rick 482138. Bus 51 at 9.38am from Post Office, Coppice Avenue or 9.47am from Polegate High Street, Sept 4. Beachy Head to Belle Tout and the Case of the Missing B, 6 miles with Sue and Crow 486400 (picnic); Or, Underneath the Arches, 10 miles with Christine 841708. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground 9.30am Sept 4.