What’s On - from March 2

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Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Premier League Darts, 6pm March 8.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Tenth Anniversary Celebrations, 1pm March 3; Poems Are Easy, 2pm March 3/10/17/24; Sussex Salon Series, A Matter of Life and Death, 8pm March 6.

Cobblers Thumb, 10 New England Road (01273) 605636: International Women’s Day event, 8pm March 8.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: The Sundae Club, 11am-4pm March 4.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Catalyst Club, 8.30pm March 8.

The Victory, 6 Duke Street (01273) 326555: The Victory Book Club, 8pm March 7.


Village Hall: Village Market, 10am-noon March 3. Fresh produce, eggs, meat etc.


Eastbourne College Birley Centre (01323) 452255: Young Musician of the Year Final, 4.30pm Grade 5 and under category, 5.45pm Grade 6 and 7 category, March 8.


Chichester Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex: The Brighton Festival Chorus is holding an Open Rehearsal, 7pm March 6 All voices welcome.


Woodland Enterprise Centre, Hastings Road (01952) 435852: Work In The Woods, three day tester event, 9.30am-4.30pm March 5-7. Bookings before Feb 20.


Wilderness Wood (01825) 830509: Fairy Gardens, 2pm-3pm March 3.


Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive: Hailsham Photographic Society Colour Show, 7.30pm March 2, 2.30pm/7.30pm March 3. Tickets from 01323 845569 or The Camera Centre, High Street, Hailsham.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: Hastings Music Festival March 5-22


23 East Street: Norman Baker MP Surgery, March 2. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

Corn Exchange, Lewes Town Hall: Art Deco Fair, from 10am March 4.

County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent: UTILISE: Energy, Water and Waste Efficiency Workshop, from 9.30am March 7. Bookings 01444 477501.

Needlemakers: Lewes Makers Market, from 10am March 2.

St John sub Castro Church, Abinger Place: Women’s World Day of Prayer, Let Justice Prevail by Mrs Letchimi Wall, 12.15pm March 2.



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: Painted Ladies Art Exhibition, until March 7; Figureworks, March 9-21.


St Anne’s Galleries, 111 High Street: The Service of Clouds, paintings by Tom Benjamin, until March 4.

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: A Sense Of Place, 11am-4pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm Sun, closed Mon, March 3-15.


Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: David Peduzzi, until March 3; Ruth Anderson, Reflections, March 6-17.



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.


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.



Anne of Cleves House, Southover High Street (01273) 474610: Lost Industries of Lewes by John Davey, 7.30pm March 9.

St John sub Castro Church, Abinger Place: Women’s World Day of Prayer - Let Justice Prevail by Letchimi Wall, 12.15pm March 2.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Through the Highwoods Through the Seasons by Alan Malpass, 2pm March 2/5.


St Leonard’s Church Hall: Seaford Lecture and Literary Club – Exploring the Isle of man by Joe Whicher, 7.30pm March 6.



Upper Lodges car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Upper Lodges Circular, 5.5 miles with John 01444 483860, 10.30am March 3.


Village Hall car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Springtime in The Weald, 8 miles with Jim 01435 868789, 9.30am March 3.


Village car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Another Variation on a VW perambulation, 10.5 miles with Andrew 01323 761179, 10am March 7.


Car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Crowlink Circular, 12.5 miles with Judi 01273 299981, 10am March 4.


Folkington Church: Folkington-scarpfoot and downland and the Mediterranean, 5 miles with Geoffrey Mead, BHGS, 10am March 4.


Cuckoo Trail car park, off South Road: Hailsham Ramblers - 4 miles walk passing Herstmonceux Castle (01323) 849680, 9.20am March 7; or a short stroll at Bexhill, Galley Hill (01323) 440624, 9.20am March 7.

Outside council offices, Vicarage Lane: Hailsham Ramblers - 8 miles to Wilmington Long Man, Lullington Heath and Alfriston, bring a packed lunch, 9.20am March 4 (01323 845310).


North Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Mark Cross, all day, picnic lunch, 9.30am March 6. Details on 473052.


Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Footloose In Friston, 5 miles with Roger L 723268, 9.30am March 8; The Dean and The Sisters – again, with Jill Ha 737073, picnic, 9.30am March 8.