What’s on - December 14 2012



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Alan Davies – Life is Pain, 8pm Dec 16.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Comedy Club 4 Kids, 2pm Dec 15; The Maydays XXXmas Edition, 8pm Dec 19.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Meeting Joe Strummer, 8pm Dec 17/18.

The Quadrant, 12 North Street: New Act of The Year Competition, 8.30pm Dec 14/15


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Christmas Shopping with Dinkey the Teenage Donkey, 5.30pm/7.30pm Dec 11-13..



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Heath Quartet, 11am Dec 16; The Lost and Found Orchestra, Dec 20-23/27-29; Christmas Ceilidh, 7pm Dec 20.


All Saints Church, The Drive: Mardi Brass with Sussex Voiceworks, 7.30pm Dec 15. Tickets from 01273 419665 or on door.


St John sub Castro Church, Abinger Place: Lewes Chamber Music Festival Christmas Concert, 6pm for 6.30pm Dec 14. Tickets from 01273 479865 or Lewes Travel or on the door.


St Leonard’s Parish Church, Church Street: Concentus Chorale Christmas Concert, 7.30pm Dec 15. Tickets available from Newberry Estate Agents, Seaford or on the door.



Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Jools Holland, Dec 15; The xx plus guests, 6.30pm Dec 20.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, 7.30pm Dec 15..

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Spellbound, 9pm Dec 15; Suspiciously Elvis, 6pm Dec 16-18.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Brighton Twisted Market, noon Dec 16; Target TB Christmas Cracker, 7.30pm Dec 19.

Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Middle Street: Brighton Rocks, Dec 14/15.

The Dukebox Theatre: Stanza and Deliver, 8pm Dec 14; Live Blues Band, 8pm Dec 15.

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street: Brighton Jazz Club – Ashley Staler with the Julian Nicholas Group, 8pm Dec 14.


Hailsham Pavilion, Goerge Street (01323) 841414: St Agnes Fountain, 7.30pm Dec 15.


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: The Deviants, Dec 14; Catfish Kings, 8pm Dec 15; The Koans, 3pm Dec 16.

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Peter Collins, Dec 15.

The Royal Oak, Station Street: Folk at The Royal Oak – End of year Open Night, 8pm Dec 20.


Royal British Legion, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Hard Pressed, 7.45pm Dec 14.



St Mary’s Church: Soul By The Sea presents: Christmas Nativity, Dec 18-21. Tickets £10 from www.soulbythesea.infor or ring 0800 7408254 between 9am-5pm Tuesday to Friday.

Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Jeff Wayne’s War of The Worlds, 7pm Dec 16/17

Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: Rocky Horror Show, Dec 20-Jan 5.


CUCKFIELD: Cuckfield Crafts & Market, Queens Hall Cuckfield 9.30am-1pm. Super modern crafts and design led gifts market over 30 stalls including plants, cakes, bunting and vintage goods. For more info tel Beverley 01444 440274 or Email allthingsnicecft@aol.com


A CHRISTMAS Cracker by East Sussex Community Choir and the Mid Sussex Sinfonia. 7.30pm at Lewes Town Hall. The seasonal programme includes Handel: Messiah part 1, soloists from East Sussex Academy of Music, Mozart: The Magic Flute Overture, Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride, Christmas favourites and audience carols.

Tickets: £10, under 16s free. £12 on the door Call 01273 336770.

HEATHFIELD Choral Society will present ‘Christmas Classics’ including Vivaldi, Handel and Schutz plus carols for choir and audience in the State Hall, Station Road, Heathfield at 7.30pm. Tickets from: wegottickets.com/event/192435 or Tel: 01435 863414.


HULLABALOO Community Quire presentes Tryst. A festive fling with bawdy ballads and cautionary tales. Special guests are Luby Ward and Jane Flood. 4pm and 8pm at Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton. Tickets £12/£10 from www.hullabalooquire.org.


BURGESS HILL: St Paul’s Catholic College, Jane Murray Way: Sussex Chorus, now in its 90th Season, rehearses on Mondays 7.30-10pm. Call Rosemary Pardey on 01444 454091 or check out our website www.sussexchorus.org for details of our concert programme and joining details. We look forward to meeting you.


BURGESS HILL: Level 1 Mid Sussex Healthy Walks: Every Tuesday, 10am, Sidney West Recreation Ground, Leylands Road; Every Friday, 11am, Burgess Hill Age UK centre, Fairfield Road. For more information please contact Mid Sussex Park Rangers on 01444 477561 or visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/healthywalks

START jog/walking with us! Haywards Heath Harriers wants to help absolute beginners to enjoy the fitness benefits of running. We meet every Tuesday evening during term time at 6pm, at Oathall Community College Sports Hall, Appledore Gardens, Haywards Heath. The course will run through the winter, rain or shine. It is open to all men and women who want to get started as runners. No previous experience or special equipment required. Just a pair of running shoes and lots of enthusiasm! We ask for £2 a session - all contributions go to charity. For Improvers, there is a further session at 9.30am on Thursdays meeting at the Dolphin Leisure Centre. Please email Marion (marionhemsworth@aol.com) for further details or just turn up on the day.


TRADITIONAL Carol concert 7-30 on Wednesday, Dec 19 in Lindfield URC Church. Copthorne Silver Band, Church Singers and guest artists present carols and music to celebrate Christmas.

Free admission, Refreshments. A retiring collection will be taken for the work of St Peter and St James Hospice. Further information from Peter Swann 01444 450335.

BURGESS HILL: Festive bingo with raffle. Royal British Legion Women’s Section, Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road. 7.30pm for eyes down. For more information call 01444 246655.



Brighton Museum and Art Gallery: Shoot the Wrx: Filmmaker and Artist Jeff Keen, until Feb 25.

ONCA Gallery, 14 St George’s Place (info@onca.org.uk): Ghosts of Gone Birds, ongoing. Free admision.


The Hawth Theatre foyer (01293) 553636: African Mystique and Laura Morgan Photography, until Dec15.

Forest Row

The Ashdown Forest Centre, Wych Cross, Forest Row: Ashdown Forest – A Portrait in Watercolour by Oliver Pyle, weekends only 11am to 5pm (or dusk), until the end of March 2013.


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Weas-Heal – Sussex Arts Collective, 10.30-5pm Tues-Sat, 11am-3pm Sun/Mon, until Dec 22.