What’s On - from February 3

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Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Soulful Singing, 11am Feb 4/11/18.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: The Sundae Club, 11am Feb 5; Rattle Tales, 8pm Feb 8; The Space, 8pm Feb 9.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Brighton Science Festival, Catalyst Club Catastrophe, 8.30pm Feb 9.


Village Hall: Village Market, 10am-noon Feb 4.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Coffee morning with background music by guitarist Terry Lees, 10am-noon Feb 4.

Winter Garden (0132) 412000: Tea Dance, 2pm-5pm Feb 7; Eastbourne Music and Arts Festival, Feb 10-23.


Wilderness Wood: Feed the Birds, Feb 4; Fire Making, Feb 5.


Town Hall: Brighton’s Seedy Sunday, UK’s largest seed-swap, Feb 5.


23 East Street: Norman Baker MP Surgery, Feb 3. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

Linklater Pavilion, Railway Land Nature Reserve: Bird Boxes for Spring with Kate Tiffin, Sussex Wildlife Trust, 11am Feb 4. Booking essential 01273 497561.

Town Hall: Seedy Saturday, Community Seed Swap, 10am Feb 4.


St John’s Church Hall: Polegate Rambler’s AGM 2pm for 2.30pm Feb 10.


Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Tooth and Claw – Winter Lantern Parade, 3pm Feb 4.



The Hawth Theatre foyer (01293) 553636: Len Bush, until Feb 14; Beryl Hovell Paintings on Pure Silk, until Feb 10.


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.


The Green Tree Gallery, Borde Hill Garden 01444 456560: Annual Art Sale, until Feb 18. The Gallery’s popular Annual Art Sale, with original paintings, pottery, jewellery and more at greatly reduced prices! www.greentreegallery.co.uk


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Poetry, People, Places and Things, 11am-4pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm Sun, closed Mon, Feb 7-12.


Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Frances Bloomfield, until Feb 11.



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.


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


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.


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.

Shakespeare Hall, Fort Road: Aerobics Tues 6.30-7.30pm; Ballroom Blitz Wed 11am-noon; Zumba Wed 7.30-8.30pm. Louise 07786 425 758.


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.


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.


6th Form Centre, Mile Oak Road: Open Rehearsal, potential new singers warmly invited, 7pm-9pm Mondays, until May 28. Call 01273 419665 for details www.sussexvoiceworks.co.uk

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 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


Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Trinity Youth Theatre Company, Mondays until Nov 28.


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.



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Jacqueline Wilson talks about her new book The Worst Thing About My Sister, 1pm Feb 4.


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Sussex Salon Series, Inclusive Education, 8pm Feb 7.


Ventnor Hall, Central United Reform Church, Blatchington Road (01273) 298159: Sussex Family History Group – Lewes Bonfire Night by Andy Thomas, 7.30pm Feb 8.


NT Lewes Centre, Priory School, Mountfield Road: Behind the Scenes at Charleston by Colin McKenzie, 7.30pm Feb 9. Non members welcome £3.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – A Journey by Rail Through Slovenia and Croatia by Jak Baksi, 2pm Feb 3/6.


St Leonard’s Church Hall: Seaford Lecture and Literary Club – Talking Machines by David Homewood, 7.30pm Feb 7.


Civic Centre: Uckfield Decorative and Fine Arts Society - The Fine Art of Crime: Actual Case Studies of the Trail and Repatriation of Stolen Art by Malcolm Kenwood, 2.30pm Feb 8. New members and guest welcome.



The Dene car park, West Street: Mounds, Spires and Swords, 4 miles with Graham Kean, Wealden District Council, 2pm Feb 9.


Church: Beachy Head Ramblers – Another Chance to Get Lost, 6 miles with Lucie 01825 840779, 10am Feb 4.


Car park next to Clayton Windmills: Sussex Pathfinders – 11 mile walk, moderately hilly, picnic only, 10am Feb 5.


Village Hall car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Ditchling Morning Circular, 7 miles with Bernard and Barbara 01273 844840, 10am Feb 7.


Cuckoo Trail car park off South Road: Hailsham Ramblers - 4.5 mile circular walk from Rushlake Green (01323) 842376, 9.20am Feb 8; or short stroll along Eastbourne seafront (01323) 849760, 9.20am Feb 8.

Outside Council Offices, Vicarage Lane: Hailsham Ramblers - 8 mile walk to Flowers Green and Magham Down (01323) 833995, 9.20am Feb 5. Bring a packed lunch.


Corner of Ockley Lane and Grand Avenue: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Circular Walk from Hassocks Grand Avenue, 3 miles with Celia 01273 843715, 10.45am Feb 4.

Train Station, East Side: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Hassocks Night Walk, 5 miles with Steve 07709 961039, 6pm Feb 4.


Village car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Following The Star to Waldron, 9 miles with Graham T 01323 501467, 10.15am Feb 8.


North Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Crosspost/Bolney with Dave 473227, 9.30am Feb 7.


Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – The Boatman Walk, 4.5 miles with Jimmy 490511, 9.30am Feb 9; All Weather, All Downhill Walk, 8.5 miles with Jill 737073 and Brenda 734797, 9am for 9.29am bus from Hailsham, picnic only.