What’s On - from June 3

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Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Brighton Dome Discovery Tour, 11am June 5; Frock Me, June 5 (Corn Exchange); Writing for Children with Alan Durant, 9.30am June 7.

Coachwerks, 19 Hollingdean Terrace (01273) 275012: Tuluum Shimmering #2, freeform day of music, 1pm-10.30pm June 4.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Catalyst Club, 8pm June 9.

Thomas Kemp, 8 St Georges Road: Tango Night, 7pm June 5.

Westhill Community Hall, Compton Avenue: Introduction to Burlesque, 7.30pm-9.30pm June 3. To book 07989 393891.


Village Hall: Village Market, 10am-noon June 4. Fresh produce, eggs, meat etc.


Village: First ever Laughton Festival, from June 4-12. Something for everyone. See www/laughtonvillage.org or obtain leaflets from Laughton, Ripe and Deanlands Stores.


Lewes Precinct, Cliffe: Farmers’ Market, 9am-1pm June 4.

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

Railway Land: Sussex Wildlife Watch Pond Dip, 2pm June 5.


Newhaven Fort (01273) 517622: Newhaven Fort Day, June 5.


Martello Fields: Seaford Half Marathon hosted by Seaford (NPS) Lions June 5 (details 0845 8335981).


Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (01243) 811363: Heavy Horses and Working Animals Show, June 4/5.


The Giant’s Rest, The Street: Long Man Morris Men with guests Ditchling Morris, 8pm June 3.



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Every Day is a Good Day, The Visual Art of John Cage, until June 5; Joseph Long Mecannaissance (2011), until June 5.


The Hawth Theatre foyer (01293) 553636: Precarious Printcraft, until June 4.


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

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road (01323) 737677: Tania Long at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon June 4.


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


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane (01273) 487744: The Star Life Group Annual Exhibition, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, until June 5.

Small Gallery, 32 St Nicholas Lane: Original paintings by Arthur Thompson, 10am-1pm June 3; Gallery open every weekend Fri-Sun 10am-1pm.


The Belmont Centre, next to Holy Cross Church: Uckfield Art Group Exhibition and Sale, 10am-4pm June 4. Free entry. All welcome.



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.



Ventnor Hall, Central United Reform Church, Blatchington Road (01273) 298159: Sussex Family History Group – 100 Years of a Sussex Village: Piddinghoe by Valerie Mellor, 7.30pm June 8.


Council Chamber, Lewes Town Hall: U3A Lewes Lectures 2011 – The Power of Music, why music moves us, by Dr Roy Wales, 2.30pm June 9. All welcome.

St Mary’s Social Centre, Christie Road: St Mary’s Gardening Club – Water Management in the garden by Helen Sparkes, 7.45pm June 6.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Up the Volga by Sonya Nak Baksi, 2pm June 3; Cycling Around France by Harvey Lineham, 2pm June 6.


Hillcrest Community Centre: Newhaven Historical Society – English Sussex Windmills by Bob Bonnett, 7.30pm June 7.



Alfriston Tye beside the church gate: From the Cathedral of the Downs to Bo Peep and High and Over, 8.5 miles with David Pearce, 10.30am June 5. Pre booking advisable 07986 645700.

Frog Firle Farm: Dragonfly Explorers, 1.5 miles with National Trust and Sussex Branch of the Dragonfly Society, 11am June 5. Pre booking advisable 01323 423923.

Pay and Display car park: River and Downland from Alfriston, 5.5 miles with Nigel Bentley, Oakleafe Sussex Ramblers, 2pm June 5.


Rocks Farm: Meadows – enhance or restore? 2.5 miles with Dawn Brckwood, Weald Meadows Initiative and Keith Datchler, Beech Estate/High Weald Landscape Trust, 10am June 3. Book via 01424 774668.


Cooden Beach Station: Beachy Head Ramblers – Beach Hut Time, 5.5 miles with Pat 01424 848424, 6.45pm June 8.


Firle Beacon car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Helen’s Picnic at Piddinghoe, 12.5 miles with Tim and Pauline 01424 223714, 10am June 5.


Lower North Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Early Morning Walk Around Ditchling followed by breakfast with Jill and Graham 473779, 7am June 8.


Newhaven Bridge, West Side, Quayside: Newhaven Port, Beach and Cliffs, 4 miles with Geoffrey Mead, 6pm June 5.


Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Our Very First Walk Again 5.5 miles with Dave and Maureen, 9.30am June 9; A Fair Walk, 10.5 miles with Christine, picnic only, 9.15am June 9.


Cemetery gates, Alfriston Road: Seaford Cemetery Historic Guided Tour with Kevin Gordon, June 5 (01323) 897426.

Outside Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church street: Historic Guided Tour of Seaford with Kevin Gordon, 10.30am June 4 (01323) 897426.


Long Man and Priory car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Lullingstone Heath Circular, 8 miles with Paul and Sue 01825 722135, 10am June 7.


Walkers car park: Walks for Well-Being – open to orchids, 4 miles with Louise Gorst, Sole and Souls, 10am June 8. Pre booking essential 01273 813722.