What’s on - from March 9

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Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Gardens, Homes and Lifestyle show, from 10am March 10/11.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: In Silence, workshop, the world of silence on stage, 11am March 10; Soulful Singing, 11am March 10; Playmakers, 12.30pm March 11.

The Victory, 6 Duke Street (01273) 326555: The Conversation Club, 8pm March 14.

Thomas Kemp, 8 St Georges Road (01273) 683334: Tango Session, 8pm March 11.


Wilderness Wood (01825) 830509: Castaway, 1.30pm-4.30pm March 10; Woodland Monsters, 2pm-3pm March 11; Coppice Skills, 1pm-4pm March 11.


Crockstead Farm Hotel, Eastbourne Road: Uckfield BNI is a business networking group who meet on Wednesdays, 6.45am-8.30am. They are holding a visitor’s day on Wednesday March 14 with breakfast. Advance booking essential on 01825 723599. All local businesses are welcome.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: Hastings Music Festival March until 22.


Village Hall: Laughton Village Hall Market, 10am-noon March 10.


Coach House Clinic, Castle Ditch Lane: Mindfulness course, 2pm-4pm Mondays from March 12-May 21 (not bank holidays). Call Judy on 01273 475260 email judy.lewis@interbeing.org.uk

Lewes Garden Centre, Nr Kingston: Mid Susex Orchid Society is holding an Orchid Display, 10am-5pm March 10. Tombola. Advice on growing.

Upstairs at the Lewes Arms: Lewes Poetry, 8.15pm for 8.30pm March 15. Sian Thomas, Rebecca Hurst, MC Ollie Wilson and the prize limerick contest.

Wallands School, Gundreda Road: Massive Jumble Sale, 2pm-4pm March 17 organised by the PTA. Lots of bargains, delicious refreshments, free parking. Jumble donations welcomed at school reception.


Town Council Offices, 37 Church Street: Norman Baker MP Surgery, March 10. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.



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


The Hawth Theatre foyer (01293) 553636: St Wilfrid’s School, Visual Delights, March 13-22.


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


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Figureworks, March 9-21.


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


Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Ruth Anderson, Reflections, until March 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.


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.


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.


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.



Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: The Adventures of Andy Kershaw, 8pm March 12.


Village Hall: Chailey Commons Society AGM and Talk – Pills Potions and Patience by Peter Hill, 7.30pm March 15.


WRVS Centre, Hyde Road: Eastbourne Natural History and Archaeological Society - The Ice Age Archaeology of the Cuckmere Valley by Dr Matthew Pope BSc, Phd, 7.30pm March 9. Information on (01323) 648226.


Ventnor Hall, Central United Reform Church, Blatchington Road (01273) 298159: Sussex Family History Group – London Road, Brighton’s First Suburb by Jacqueline Pollard, 7.30pm March 14.


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

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – My Journey on the Maharajah Train by Patti Page, 2pm March 9; Tortoises by Sheila Kay, 2pm March 12.

Town Hall Council Chamber: U3A public lecture: Fool Figures in Shakespeare’s Plays by Professor Terry Hodgson, 2.30pm March 14. Free admission.


Age Concern Day Club, West Quay: Newhaven Gardening Society, slides and talk, The Joy of the Garden in Winter by Jane and/or Nick Baker, 7.30pm March 15.

Flying Fish Pub, Denton: Denton Downland Ramble, 3.5 miles with Nigel Bentley, Oakleafe Sussex Rambling, 9.50am for 10am March 15.


St Leonard’s Church Hall: Seaford Lecture and Literary Club – Amberley Working Museum by Brin Thomas, 7.30pm March 13.


Civic Centre: Uckfield Decorative and Fine Arts Society - From Jerusalem to Rome via Asia Minor, in the Steps of St Paul by Alan Bott, 2.30pm March 14. New members and guests welcome.

Luxford Day Centre, Luxford Way (01444) 452524: Sussex Family History Group – Tracing Medieval Ancestry by Michael Gandy, 7.30pm March 12.



Stanmer Park car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Stanmner Circular, 5 miles with Bernard and Barbara 01273 844840, 10.30am March 10.


Car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Different Ways and paths, 11 miles with Wendy 01825 765545, 10am March 11.


Village car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Spring Walk from Fletching, 8 miles with Geoff and Linda 01444 440622, 10.30am March 13.


North Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Figure of Eight, Glynde, with Hilda and Graham 472678, 9.30am March 11.

Railway Station Forecourt: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Hidden Lewes Circular, 5 miles with Jill 01273 480167, 10.30am March 11.


Lay-by past the Half Moon Pub: Sussex Pathfinders – 6.5 miles Downland and woods, 10am March 10.


Jubilee Tree, St John’s Road: Polegate Strollers – Brightling Road Meadow, 10am March 13.

Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Bishopstone and Along the Sea, 4.5 miles with Chris 890258, 9.30am March 15; The Giant Again, 10 miles with Margaret 485585, 9.30am March 15.


Martello Tower car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Brows, Bottoms and River banks, 10 miles with Jill H 01323 845584, 10am March 14.