What’s On - from February 10

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Drusillas Park (01323) 874100: Creepy Crawlies, Feb 12; The Fat Controller, Feb 15.


De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Julia Kay’s Portrait Party, Feb 12; Valentine’s Day Special Dinner in the Restaurant, Feb 14.


Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Brighton Records and CD Fair, from 9.30am Feb 12.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Dome Discovery Tour, 11am Feb 11; Valentine’s Ballroom Dance Workshop, 8pm Feb 13; Valentine’s Ball, 8pm Feb 14.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Brighton Science Festival Feb 12-16.


Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road: Mansion Market, 11am-4pm Feb 11. Fee admission and parking.


Wilderness Wood (01825) 830509: Fairy Gardens (children 3-6yrs accompanied), 10.30am-11.30am/2pm-3pm Feb 13; Woodland Monsters (children 3-6yrs accompanied), 1.30pm-2.30pm Feb 14; Castaway (children 6-11yrs), 10.30am-1.30pm Feb 15.


The Red Cross Centre, Streatfield Road: Hard of Hearing Group meeting, 2pm-3.30pm Feb 13. The subject of this month’s talk is Communication Tactics.


All Saints’ Church, The Drive: The Rotary Club of Brighton and Hove Breakfast invites you to Come and Sing with John Rutter, 10.30am-4.30pm Feb 11. For tickets contact 01273 262415 or email comeandsing@sendmeemail.co.uk.


Village Hall: Village Market, 10am-noon Feb 11.


All Saints Centre, Friars Walk: Club Foot, Radio Lewes Roadshow DJs, 7.30pm Feb 14.

Town Hall: Collectors’ and Antiques Fair, 10am Feb 11.


Enterprise Centre, Denton Island: The Networking Hub, noon Feb 16.


Town Council Offices, 37 Church Street: Norman Baker MP Surgery, Feb 11. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.


Trading Boundaries: Mithilda Rose Bridal Showcase, Feb 16, 11am-4pm.


Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (01243) 811363: Cool Crafts Week, Feb 13-17.


The Mayor’s Parlour, Uckfield Civic Centre: Hard of Hearing Group meeting, 10.30am-noon Feb 13. The subject of this month’s talk is Communication Tactics.



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Warhol Is Here, until Feb 26.


The Hawth Theatre foyer (01293) 553636: Len Bush, until Feb 14; Beryl Hovell Paintings on Pure Silk, until Feb 10; Roots And Wings (international photography), Feb 14-23.


Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant: Brighton A5 Open Art Exhibition, 1.30pm-3.30pm Tues-Fri, until April 6.


Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road: Exhibition of Pupils’ Art Work, until March 18; Birley Centre Exhibition, until March 22.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Photography Exhibition, Feb 16-22.


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Poetry, People, Places and Things, 11am-4pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm Sun, closed Mon, until Feb 12.


Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Frances Bloomfield, until Feb 11; David Peduzzi, Feb 14-March 3.



The Old Chapel Centre: Zumba. Thurs 10-11am. Louise 07786 425 758.


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.


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


Beechwood Hall, Beechwood Lane: Every Tuesday 10am-noon, Bumps and Babies Drop-in group. Meet other parents, soft flooring and toys for babies. More info lewesparentssupport@nct.org.uk 08442436187.


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


St. Leonard’s Church Hall, Heighton Road: Over 60’s can stay healthy or work their way back to good health with movement to music at an Extend class. Wednesdays 2.15-3.15pm. Further details from Jenny on 01273 515373.


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.


Freemasons, 38-39 Western Road: Alta, 9pm-2am Fridays; Aran Teynolds and Ollie Sturdy, 8.30pm-2am Saturdays.

Salvation Army Hall, Conway Street: Brighton Welsh Male Voice Choir meet, 7.30pm-9.30pm Mondays. Details on 01273 323733 or www.brightonwelshmalevoicechoir.co.uk


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


All Saints Centre (small hall): Drum Unity – Community drum circle, kids and parents 7pm-7.30pm, adults only 7.45pm-8.30pm Mondays; Pre-school drum group, 9.30am under 3s, 10.10am 3-5yrs, Mondays. Tel: 07845 244692 email infor@drumunity.co.uk

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.

Children’s Centre, YMCA: Every Friday 10am-noon Bumps and Babies Drop-in group. Meet other parents, soft flooring and toys for babies. More info lewesparentssupport@nct.org.uk 08442436187.

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.

House of Friendship, 208 High Street: Cruse Bereavement Care Lewes Drop-in, 10-11am newcomers, 11am-noon main group, Fridays.

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

Lewesiana, High Street: Introduction to DSLR photography classes, 6.30-9pm Mondays from Sept 5. Jerry 07711 519948.

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 Body Workshop: Zumba Weight Loss Sessions, 11.30am-1pm Tuesdays. For details and to reserve your place call Julie 07733 099735.

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

YMCA, Westgate Street: Egyptian Dance general level 13 week course, beginners welcome, 7pm-8.30pm from Sept 8. To book ring 07710362229, (01273) 206944.


Church Hall, Bramber Avenue: Two Left Feet, line dance class for absolute beginners, Wednesdays, 9.45-10.45am. No partner needed, suitable for all ages. Phone Joy on 01273 587714 for details.

Kempton House, Cavell Avenue: Over 60’s can stay healthy or work their way back to good health with movement to music at an Extend class. Wednesdays, 10-11am. Further details from Jenny on 01273 515373.


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 Archway, Blatchington Road: Zumba Tues 10-11am & Fri 6.30-7.30pm. Louise 07786 425 758.


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.



Village Hall: Chailey Commons Society – The Sussex Air Ambulance, 7.30pm Feb 16.


Royal Oak, Station Street: Sussex Military History Society – Spanish Civil War, Arms and Aircraft by Roger Price, 8pm Feb 15.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Raystede by Jason Caulfield, 2pm Feb 10/13.

Town Hall Council Chamber: Lewes U3A public lecture, The Diggers in English Revolution by Professor William Lamont, 2.30pm Feb 16. Free admission.

Town Hall, Lecture Room: Lewes Archaeological Group – Barcombe Roman Bathhouse and Its Surroundings by David Millum, 7.30pm Feb 15.


St Leonard’s Church Hall: Seaford Lecture and Literary Club – Town Criers and Bellmen, yesterday and today by Peter White, 7.30pm Feb 14.


Luxford Day Centre, Luxford Way: Sussex Family History Group (01444) 452524 – AGM and dating old photographs by Jayne Shrimpton, 7.30pm Feb 13.



Overflow car park in Mount Street: Guided Walk, 5 miles from Battle with local author Nick Brown, 10am Feb 16. Pre booking advisable 07918 907265.


Railway Station: Beachy Head Ramblers – Bexhill to Hastings Linear, 9 miles with John K 01323 439889, 10.30am Feb 12.


Village car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Round the Downs, 10 miles with Gill N 01323 642065, 10am Feb 15.


Car park behind Budgens, off High Street: Sussex Pathfinders – 11 miles via Park Farm, Great Wapses Farm, Sayers Common, Hurstpierpoint, Albourne, Woodmancote, Henfield, 10.30am Feb 12.


Car park (highest point on the Alfriston to Sutton unclassified road): Mid Sussex Ramblers – The Lower Cuckmere Valley, 4.5 miles with Jill 01273 480167, 11am Feb 12.


Recreation Ground car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Winter Walk to Little Horsted, 7.5 miles with Geoff and Linda 01444 440622, 10.30am Feb 14.


North Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Horam with Wolfgang 470285, 9.30am Feb 12.


Jubilee Tree, St John’s Road: Polegate Strollers – Diplock Wood, 10am Feb 14.

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Leisure walk – Gales Farm, 2/3 miles with Yvonne 486067, No 12 bus from Eastbourne at 10am Feb 16; Lower Firle Circular, 4.5 miles with sue T 482441, 9.30am Feb 16; East Hoathly, One Way Out, Other Way Back, 11 miles with John 724972 picnic only, 9.30am Feb 16.