What’s on - December 6 2013



Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Micky Flanagan Back in the Game Tour, 7pm Dec 7.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Ten Out of Ten, 7pm/9.15pm Dec 6; Sean Lock: Purple Van Man, Dec 6; Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus: A Christmas Special with special guest star Claire Sweeney in support of The Sussex Beacon, 7.30pm Dec 7.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Christmas Kracker, 6.30pm Dec 5-21; Krater Comedy Club, 8pm Dec 6-8; Comedy Club 4 Kids, 2pm Dec 7; Charity Chuckle, 8pm Dec 10; The maydays – The Seagull Has Landed, 8pm Dec 11/12; The Noise Next Door’s Comedy Lock-In, 8pm Dec 12.

Tunbridge Wells

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Christmas Comedy Cafe I, 8pm Dec 5; Christmas Comedy Cafe II, 8pm Dec 7; Christmas Comedy Cafe III, 8pm Dec 12.



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, 2.45pm Dec 8 (pre-concert interview 1.45pm).

Good Shepherd Church, Dyke Road: Brighton Chamber Choir (Conductor Jane Money) joins forces with Brighton Youth Orchestra String Ensemble (Director Andrew Sherwood) to perform a range of the most uplifting seasonal pieces of the classical music repertoire. Tickets £8 ( £6 concessions on the door) Visit www.wegottickets.com. Dec 7 at 7.30pm.


De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: The Great Big Christmas Sing - Camel Hot, 5.30pm/7.30pm Dec 9; Bexhill Consortium of Schools Christmas Concert, 5.30pm/7.30pm Dec 10.


St John sub Castro Church, Abinger Place: Baroque Collective Singers, 6pm Dec 15. Tickets available from Lewes Tourist Information Office or on the door.



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Yo La Tengo, Dec 7.


Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Wet Wet Wet, 6.30pm Dec 9.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: A Kate Rusby at Christmas, 7.30pm Dec 5; SOURCE New Music, 7.30pm Dec 5.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Suspiciously Elvis, 6pm Dec 8/15; Deux John Orchestra, 1pm Dec 8; Oli Brown, 7.30pm Dec 10.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Jam Brighton Live, 2.30pm Dec 8; Qukulele Christmas Show, Dec 9; Overhead Wires, Dec 11; Catalyst Club, 8pm Dec 12.

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place (01273) 746118: The 10-Minute Play Competition 2013, Dec 6-14.


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: The Rattonians present A Christmas Spectacular, Dec 6-8; Camel Hot, East Sussex Music Service’s Great Big Christmas Sing 2013, Dec 11-13.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Jazz Night with Liz Fletcher Quintet, 8pm Dec 6; Barber and Taylor and Reed at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon Dec 7; Open Stage Night, 7.30pm Dec 12.


Clayton & Keymer Royal British Legion, Woodsland Road (01273 845829, ckrbl@btconnect.com): Contraband, overs band.from Kings of Leon Duffy / The Killers and much more. Dec 7, 8.30pm – 11.30pm, £3 entry fee (non-member), free for members.


The Brunswick, 1-3 Holland Road: The harvest Sessions with House of Hats, Jacko Hooper plus Fiddes Smith, 7.30pm Dec 7.

The Old Market, Upper Market Street: Oysterband, Dec 7.


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: The Kast Off Kinks, Dec 6; Shauna Parker and the Saloon Bar Band, Dec 8.

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Sussex Carols, Dec 7.

The Royal Oak, Station Street: Folk at the Royal Oak – Lewes Late Night Shopping Open Night, 8pm Dec 5. Free admission with collection; Folk at the Royal Oak – Rattle on The Stovepipe, 8pm Dec 12.

All Saints Centre, Friars Walk: It’s Your Thing 3, Soul Funk Night, 8pm Dec 7.


British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Greg Harper, 7.45pm Dec 6.



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: The Sugar Dandies Tea Party – a Christmas Blend, 3pm Dec 8.


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Earsthetic, Mira Calix – Th Sun is the Queen of Torches, 8pm Dec 10; Spirit of Gravity, 8pm Dec 11; Plus Olivia Louvel, 8pm Dec 12.

Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: Ghosts, 7.45pm Dec 3-7 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm); Russian National Ballet: Sleeping Beauty, 7.45pm Dec 9; Swan Lake, 7.45pm Dec 10; The Nutcracker, 2.30pm/7.45pm Dec 11.

The Thistle, King’s Road 0845 1544 145: Bite-Size Comedies: A La Carte, 7pm for 7.30pm Dec 12/15/18.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: Tropicana Christmas, 8.30pm Dec 7.


All Saints Centre, Friars Walk: Sussex Downs College presents Pantomime Season: Snow White, 7.30pm Dec 10, Alice in Pantoland, 7.30pm Dec 12, The Little Mermaid, 7.30pm Dec 13

Tunbridge Wells

Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Beyond the Barricade at Christmas, 7.30pm Dec 5; Nabucco, 7.30pm Dec 6; Aida, 7.30pm Dec 7; A Christmas Carol, 4.30pm Dec 8.


HAYWARDS HEATH: Mid Sussex Older People’s Council, annual Christmas event. A musical afternoon and seasonal refreshments, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at the United Reformed Church Hall, South Road, Haywards Heath. Sing along with the Mr Blew Duo. Call 01444 242760 and leave a message or email anita@msopc.org.uk.

LEWES Riverside Club, Quiz with David Sale, 2pm Dec 6 at St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

NORMAN Baker MP Surgery at 23 East Street Lewes, Dec 6. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

SEAFORD Christmas Late Night Shopping, 5pm-9pm Dec 6.


CHRISTMAS Carols at The Old Plough, Church Street, Seaford (01323) 872921, Dec 7.

CHRISTMAS Warm Up Bazaar at St Leonard’s Hall, Seaford, 10am-12.30pm Dec 7. £1.20 entrance includes coffee/mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas Music. Many attractions include cake stall, Christmas gifts, fancy goods card stall etc.

DE la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill hosts the Bexhill Lions Santa Dash, Dec 7 www.bexhill-triathlon.co.uk/santadash.html; 3-5pm the Wacky Band will play on the terrace.

FESTIVE Fun With Flowers, a charity event for St Wilfrid’s Hospice, 2.30pm Dec 7 at Hailsham Pavilion, George Street, Hailsham (01323) 841414.

HASSOCKS: Santa’s Chirstmas Grotto – organised by Burgess Hill District Lions. All proceeds support the Lions’ local community projects, South Downs Heritage Centre, Brighton Road. Saturdays 10am to 12:30pm and 13:30pm to 4pm. Sundays 10:30am to 12:30pm and 13:30pm to 3:30pm. Call 01273 845232 or visit www.south-downs.co.uk.

HAYWARDS HEATH: Mid Sussex Choir presents A Christmas Celebration. Choruses from The Messiah, Gustav Holst’s Christmas Day, new carols from Alun Cook and Robin Mayhew and traditional carols for choir and audience to join in. 7.30pm at St Wilfrid’s Church, Church Road, Haywards Heath. Tickets £12 or £10 advance. Children accompanying a paying adult admitted free. Tickets available from all choir members, Carousel Music Shop in Haywards Heath or via the choir website www.midsussexchoir.org.uk.

SANTA’S Christmas Cottage at Drusillas Park, Alfriston (01323) 874100, Dec 7/8 and Dec 14-23.

SUSSEX Academy of Music Open Day, 11am-3pm Dec 7 at Unit 10, Riverside Business Centre, Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Around the Forest From Crowlink, 10 miles with Geoff and Jackie 01323 730915. Meet at Crowlink National Trust car park, 10am Dec 8.

BRIGHTON Dome Tea Dance with Footloose Dance Orchestra, 2pm (01273) 709709.

CHRISTMAS Fair at Crockstead Farm Hotel, Halland, 10am-4pm Dec 8.

GET into the Christmas spirit by joining Santa’s of all shapes and sizes festive run for the Fire Fighters Charity at Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells, Dec 8. Contact hduggan@firefighterscharity.org.uk.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Alfriston, 9 miles riverside and downland. Meet on the Green near Alfriston Church, 10am Dec 8.

THE Sugar Dandies’ Tea Party – A Christmas Blend at the De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (01424) 229111, 3pm-5.30pm Dec 8. Social dancing, party games and cabaret.


FOOD Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, 8pm Mondays at the Wood Room, St Pancras Church, Irelands Lane, Lewes.

LEWES History Group, Telling Lewes History for Children, 7pm Dec 9 at Kings Church building, Brooks Road, Lewes.

LEWES Riverside Club, Christmas Lunch with the Golden Age Singers, 2pm Dec 9 at St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

SUSSEX Family History Group, Christmas Past in Sussex by Geoff Doel, 7.30pm Dec 9 at the Luxford Day Centre, Uckfield.


SEAFORD Lecture and Literary Club, Great Escape – Stalag Luft III by Dr Dudley Moore, 7.30pm Dec 10 at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Glynde, 10 miles with Clare 01323 439889. Meet at the car park beside the recreation ground in Glynde, 10am Dec 11.

BURGESS HILL: Dancing. Wednesday Nights. Oakmeeds Community College, Station Road, Burgess Hill. Ballroom and Latin American Dance Classes from 7:30pm to 9pm (3 x classes - Beginners, improvers and intermediates plus a Joint Practice Session). Call 01273 562996, email sarah@livewireschoolofdance.co.uk, or visit www.livewireschoolofdance.co.uk.

COMMUNITY Carol Singing with Seaford Silver Band at St Luke’s Church, Walmer Road, Seaford, 7pm Dec 11, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

HAYWARDS HEATH: Mid-Sussex Decorative and Fine Arts Society Lecture on ‘Gilded Glories: the Fascinating History of Gilding’ by Joanna Mabbutt. 10.15am for 10.45am. Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath.

LEWES Footpaths Group, Wilmington, 6 miles with Anne 474697. Meet at North Street car park, Lewes, 9.30am Dec 11.

STAY Up Late and Fresh Track present a Club Night run by people with learning disabilities, Kiss My Disco (18+), 7pm-11pm at the White Hart, Chapel Green, Crowborough Dec 11. £4 on the door.

SUSSEX Family History Group, Magic Lantern Christmas Show with live music, songs, poetry etc with Rene and Alan Marriott and guests, 7.30pm Dec 11 at the Ventnor Hall, Blatchington Road, Hove.

UCKFIELD Decorative and Fine Arts Society talk, Prelude to Christmas: celebrating it through poetry and music from the 13th century to the present by Jeanne Dolmstsch, 2.30pm Dec 11 at Uckfield Civic Centre.


CUCKFIELD: Dancing. Thursday nights. The Queen’s Hall, High Street, Cuckfield. Ballroom and Latin American Dance Classes from 7:30-8:45 (2 x class Beginners and Improvers) 8:15-9:30 (Intermediates). Includes a Joint Practice Session. Call 01273 562996, email sarah@livewireschoolofdance.co.uk or visit www.livewireschoolofdance.co.uk.

POLEGATE Ramblers, Lower Firle Circular, 4.5 miles with Sue 482441; Or, Three Churches and a Beacon, 10 miles with Brian 760005. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am Nov 12.



The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Zainab Ali until Dec 20.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Sonya Tatham and Susan Gregory Art exhibition, 10am-4pm Fri/Sat, Dec 6-28.


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: The Sussex Arts Collective and The Star Pottery, 10.30am-5pm Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun, Nov 30-Dec 22 (6pm-8pm Dec 5).

Tunbridge Wells

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Claire Palastanga & Kate Hasted, Dec 3-19.