What’s On - from Friday June 10

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Village Hall, Barcombe Mills Road: Barcombe Playgroup Table Top Sale, 10am-noon June 11. Nearly new children’s clothes, equipment and toys (0 to 8yrs). Refreshments available. Ring 07845937254 to book a table.


De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Dune, beach on the roof, 10am-5.30pm June 11-Sept 4. Flypast by Red Arrows, 3.55pm June 11.


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Writing for children with Alan Durant, 9.30am June 14; Cultural Quarter Tour, departs from Royal Pavilion, 10.30am June 12; Sussex Salon Series – Civil Partnerships: A Happy Ever After for Gay Equality? 8pm June 15.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: L-Talent Brighton heat, 7.15pm June 12.


Red House Common car park: Chailey Commons Society – Nightjars on Red House Common, 8.45pm June 14.


Recreation Ground: Clay Pigeon Shoot taster day, 9.30am June 12. Pre booking essential phone Steve Brown 07901 545394.


Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road: Mansion Market, 11am-4pm June 11. Barbecue, musicians, puppet shows, taster therapy sessions and over 70 stalls.


The Eight Bells: Long Man Morris men, 8pm June 10.


The Roebuck Inn: Laughton Village Market, 10am-noon June 11. All the usual stalls plus refreshments. Entrance free.


Linklater Pavilion, Railway Land Nature Reserve: Bee The Buzz, activities for all the family, honey tastings and bee related activities, 2pm-6pm June 11.

St Mary’s Social centre, Christie Road: Fest Noz, an evening of Breton dancing with live bands, 8pm June 17.

St Thomas Hall, Cliffe: Venite Cantmus. One-day choral workshop, 10am-4.30pm June 11. venitecantemus@hotmail.com


Court Meadow: Mayfield and Five Ashes Summer Church Fete, noon-4pm June 11. There will be lots of fun things going on including a dog show starting at 2pm.


Denton Recreation Ground: St Leonard’s Church Summer Fair, noon-3pm June 11.

Huggetts Green, West Quay: Newhaven Fish Festival, 9am-4pm June 11.

Paradise Park, Avis Road: RNLI Car Boot Sale, 9am June 11.


Coastguard Cottages: Celebrate Cuckmere – Open for the sale of tea and cake 11am-5pm June 11/12 and 18/19; Workshop with artist Tom Benjamin, 10am-4.30pm June 14/16. Enquiries tombenjamin@hotmail.co.uk 01273 479639.

Hope Gap, Cuckmere Haven: Celebrate Cuckmere – Tai Chi outdoor class with Rob Bowen (wear white clothes and soft shoes) 11am-noon June 12.

Little Theatre, Seaford: Celebrate Cuckmere – Pirates, Smugglers and Soldiers: Intrigue at the Cuckmere with Kevin Gordon, 7.30pm June 13; Poetry and Music with Peter Martin and David Arscott, 8pm June 16.

St Lukes Church, Walmer Road: Summer Fair, 2pm-4pm June 11.

The Old Barn, Firle Road: Open Garden in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice, 11am-4pm June 15. (Tel: 01323 432180).

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


Village: Southease Open Gardens, 2pm-5.30pm June 11/12.


The British Queen: Long Man Morris Men with guest Mad Jack’s Morris, 9pm June 10.



Millfield Suite, back of Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road: Burgess Hill Local History Society is holding an Exhibition on the History of the Keymer Brick & Tile Company, June 11, 10am-4pm.


All Saints Chapel, Darley Road: Works by Nelson Mandela and Charlie Mackesy, 10am-4pm June 11.

Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road: Casson Gallery: Lee Miller at Farley Farm, 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, until June 21. Entry free.


Gallery North, 70 High Street (01323) 846938: Spencer – Binks – Humphreys, until July 2.


The Arts Hut (01323) 831831: Coast Paintings by Anna Wilson-Patterson, 9am-5pm until June 19 (1pm-4pm sundays).


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane (01273) 487744: Where You Find It, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, June 11-26.


Pump Barn, Seven Sisters Country Park: Celebrate Cuckmere – Exhibition of professional artwork inspired by Cuckmere haven, 11am-4pm June 11-19.

Visitors Centre, Seven Sisters Country park: Celebrate Cuckmere – Exhibition of Cuckmere Historical Artefacts, 11am-4.30pm June 11-19; Add to the creative memory wall at the visitors centre by bringing along pictures, thoughts, memories, letters etc.



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.


Coachwerks, 19 Hollingdean Terrace: Community Caff, 10am-1pm Saturdays; Capoeira, 7.30pm Mondays; Stray Signals, 7pm first Tuesday of the month; Contemporary Dance, 6.30pm Wednesdays.

Fiddler’s Elbow, 11 Boyces Street: QUIZness Time, 8pm Tuesdays.

Heist, 57 West Street (01273) 822555: Big Trouble in Little Brighton, every Thursday 8pm-1am.

Leconfield, 116/117 Edward Street: Tuesday Teaser (Quiz), Tuesdays 9pm; MiTunes, 8pm Saturdays; Boozy Bingo, 6pm Sundays.

Sidewinder, 66 Upper St James Street: Open Mic Night, Tuesdays; The Sidewinder Garden Quiz, 8pm Wednesdays.

The Cornerstone, 2-6 Elm Grove: It’s Almost a Quiz, Wednesdays 7.30pm-10pm.

The Old Cells Police Museum, Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew’s Square: Escorted tours Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10.30am. To book tel: 01273 291052. Tours free, but donations greatly appreciated.


St Paul’s Catholic College, Jane Murray Way: The Sussex Harmonisers, male Barbershop chorus, rehearse every Tuesday 7.30–10.15pm. If you like to sing, you’ll find it fun to sing with us and you don’t have to be able to read music. New voices (Baritones and Tenors especially) are always welcome so just come along and see what goes on; ring Brian Beglin on 01273 553102 for more details; or take a look at our website, www.sussexharmonisers.org.uk


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


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


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


Inn on the Park: Live Jazz with the Chicago Jazzmen, 8.30pm every Thurs.


Art classes in Hailsham, ring Eileen on 01323 848361 for more 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.


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


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.

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.

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

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 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


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.


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.


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 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.


Easy Exercise (Extend). Gentle movement to music, specially formulated for older people and those with disabilities. Have fun whilst you improve your mobility, strength and balance. Sessions at several venues in the Eastbourne district and Seaford. To join, ring Sandria 01273 514152.



St Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street: The Eastbourne Society – Eastbourne’s Cultural Strategy by Tracey McNulty, 7.30pm June 14.


Education Resources Centre, Barbican House, 169 High Street: Sussex Past and Present – Last Stand at Kenilworth Castle by Julian Humphrys, 2pm June 12.

King’s Church Building, Brooks Road: Lewes History Group – A Box of Toys: A Lewes Anthology by Diana Crook, 7.30pm June 13.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Unwelcome Guests by Jonathan Whitehead, 2pm June 10; Up The Volga by Sonya Nak Baksi, 2pm June 13.

The Royal Oak, Station Street: Sussex Military History Society – The Effects of Modern War TV Reporting by Dave Dimer, 8pm June 15.


Age Concern Day Centre, West Quay: Newhaven Garden society – Talk about Community Garden, 7.30pm June 16.

Hillcrest Centre: The Guest House Storytellers – Once Upon a Time, 7.30pm June 14.

Meeching Hall: Meeching WI – From Novel to Radio Play by Sue Eckstein, 9.45am June 16.

South Heighton Village Hall: South Heighton WI – The Art of Healing with Herbs by Andrea Murphy, 7pm June 13.


5 Coastguard Cottages: Celebrate Cuckmere – Talk and artefact handling session with Ed Jarzembowski: Shipwrecks and Beach Combing for Beginners, 10am-noon June 11.


Luxford Day Centre, Luxford Way (01444) 452524: Sussex Family History Group – Adoption by Louise Taylor, 7.30pm June 13.



Long Stay car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Summer on The Downs, 7 miles with Jim 01435 868789, 9.30am June 11.


Outside the Red Lion pub: Brede Circular Walk, 6 miles with John Campbell, 10.15am June 15.


Romany Ridge car park, North Common Road: Chailey Common Wildlife Wonders, 3 miles with Crispin Kirkpatrick ESCC, 10am June 14. Pre booking advisable 01273 482670.


Legsheath Lane car park: Weir Wood Reservoir Ramble, 6 miles with Ken McManamon ESCC, 10am June 11.


Village car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – The Caburn and Views All Around, 5 miles with Colin Young 01273 474698, 6.30pm June 15.


Cuckoo Trail car park off South Road: Hailsham Ramblers - Short stoll from Sovereign Harbour, 9.20am June 15. Details 01323 461004.

Outside the council offices, Vicarage Lane: Hailsham Ramblers - Walk around Newhaven and Piddinghoe, bring a packed lunch, 9.20am June 12. Details 01825 764590.


Brook Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – West Hoathly with Robert 474357, 9.30am June 12.

Outside Linklater Pavilion: Birds of the Lewes Railway Land LNR, 2 miles with Neil Marchant and John Parry, Railway Land Wildlife Trust, 2pm June 11. Pre booking advisable 01273 477763.


High Street: Polegate Ramblers – Leisurely walk, Flaming June – We Hope, 2-3 miles with Yvonne, Bus 51 to Eastbourne 9.19am then Bus 12 to Gayles Farm, June 16.

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Around the Heath – Surely Not the Most Polluted Spot in Britain, 5 miles with Sue and John and Sue and George, 9.30am June 16; Revisit to Hartfield, 10 miles with Mary H, 9.15am June 16.


Exceat car park: Celebrate Cuckmere – Guided walk with Brenda Mann, South Downs Society. 4.5 miles 10am June 12.

South Hill Barn car park: Dance performance at Hope Gap, 1.5 hours with Laura Gwynne, (walk and dance performance), bring a picnic, 12.30pm June 12.

In the Courtyard outside Visitors Centre, Seven Sisters Country Park: Celebrate Cuckmere – Botanical walk with Mary Benjamin, Sussex Wildlife Trust, 2.30pm June 12. To book tel: 01323 870100.


Wadhurst Church: The Missing River, 8 miles with Graham Kean, Wealden District Council, 10am June 16.


Village car park: Walks for Well-Being, Natural Navigation, 4 miles with Louise Gorst and Tristan Gooley, Sole and Souls, 2.30pm June 11. Pre booking essential 01273 813722.