What’s On - from May 20

THIS is the latest What’s On column for the week starting May 20.

You are welcome to add an event by using our commenting facility at the end.


The Rose Cottage: Long Man Morris Men with guests Knots of May, 8pm May 20.


St Michael and All Angels Church: Festival of Flowers, Home of the Bloomsbury Murals, 11am-5pm May 20/22, featuring Seaford Silver Band, 2.30pm May 22.


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Festival event – Peacock Poetry Prize, prize giving reception, 12.30pm May 22.

Jubilee Library (01273) 709709: Festival event – Interactive Storytelling and Drawing with Guy Parker-Rees, 10.30am May 21 (3 to 6yrs); Happy Birthday Peepo! 12.30pm/2.30pm May 21 (2 to 5yrs); Poetry and Storytelling with Sean Taylor, 10.30am May 22; Jill Hucklesby, writing workshop, noon May 22 (age 11yrs +); Interactive Illustration with Bruce Ingman, 2pm May 22 (3-6yrs).

Jubilee Square: Festival event – Hit the Streets, 1pm-4pm May 21. Free.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Festival Event – Al Start – Songs for Pirates, 3pm May 22.

The Old Market (01273) 709709: Festival event – Play Please! 11am/2pm May 21/22 (age 5yrs plus).


Charleston Farmhouse (01273) 709709: Charleston Festival – Workshop, Perspectives on Fiction, May 20/21.

Charleston Farmhouse (01273) 709709: Charleston Festival - Perspectives on Fiction, 6pm May 20; The King’s Speech, 8pm May 20; Transitions, noon May 21; Made in Britain, 2.30pm May 21; Daughters in Law, 5pm May 21; The Charleston Debate: Our obsession with the past is a distraction from reality, 7.30pm May 21; Murder She Wrote, noon, May 22; Wait For Me! 2.30pm May 22; Worlds On Fire, 5pm May 22; Family Inheritance, 7.30pm May 22; The Book of Books, Melvyn Bragg, 3.30pm May 25; Phoenix of the Potteries, 6pm May 25; The Hare with Amber Eyes, 8pm May 25; Crazy Age, 3.30pm May 26; Desperate Odysseys, 6pm May 26; Civilisation, 8pm May 26.


Frenchgate Centre, Frenchgate Road, Lottridge Drove, Hampden Park: Catalyst Arts Workshops, Painting on Tiles with Veronica Currie, May 21. Details 07545 043819.

The Drive Pub, Victoria Drive: Eastbourne Storytellers, 7.30pm May 25. Stories on and around the theme of Carrot and Stick. All welcome.

Western Seafront: Cycling Festival, 11am-6pm May 21, 8.30am-7.30pm May 22. Sign in on the morning at Devonshire Park Tennis Centre.


Cornerstone Community Centre, Palmeira Square: Introduction to Sign Language, 2.30pm-4.30pm May 21.


Foundry Gallery, 32 North Street: The Adventurists musical/visual dialogue, 7pm-11pm May 26.

Town Hall: Paws and Claws Bookfair, 10am-4pm May 21.


Scout Hut: Mayfield Fringe Festival – Writing the Weald, writing workshop with Sian Thomas, 10am-noon May 21. Free.


Lewes District Council Offices, Fort Road: Norman Baker MP Surgery, May 21. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.


Clinton Halls: Christian Aid Coffee Morning, 10am-noon May 21.



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


Brighton Body Casting, 7 Ship Street Gardens: Festival event - The Great Wall of V*gina, until May 31.

Brighton Media Centre, Friese-Greene House, 15-17 Middle Street: Festival event – Paintings by Johnny and Lol, until May 22.

Fabrica: Festival event - Janet Cardiff, The Forty Part Motet, noon-7pm until May 29. (May 28 till 11pm).

Old Municipal Market, Circus Street: Festival event - Mesopotamian Dramaturgies, noon-7pm until May 29.

University of Brighton Gallery: Festival event - Lynette Wallworth, Evolution of Fearlessness, noon-7pm until May 29.


The Hawth Theatre foyer (01293) 553636: Darrill Stoddart, until May 21; Precarious Printcraft, May 23-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: Caricaturist and Cartoonist Ian Parratt at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon May 21.


Gallery North, 70 High Street (01323) 846938: Children’s Book Illustrations and Contemporary Landscapes, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm until May 21.


Guild Shop, Southover Grange: Bespoke Metalwork, May 21/22.

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane (01273) 487744: They Think They are Fallen Angels – Christine Kowal Post, Mon-Sat 10.30am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm May 14-26.

The Foundry Gallery: Secrets of The Dust Exploring Pastel, Tom Walker and others, 10am-5pm May 21/22, 24-29.


United Reformed Church: Louise Mabbs and friends present Art in Creation 3, 10am-6pm May 19-21, including family night, 6pm-9pm May 19 and artists talks, 7pm May 20.


Rottingdean Windmill: Six contemprorary artists displaying their work on the theme of Love, noon-4.30pm May 21/22.


Village Hall: Sussex Downs 009 Group is holding an exhibition of narrow gauge railway modelling, Saturday, May 28, 10am-4pm. Admission - £4 adults; £2 children (under 14). Refreshments available.



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.


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


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.



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Festival event – Morning After, Christopher Maltman, 11am May 20; Zoya Phan, Little Daughter, 7.30pm May 20; Playing With Fire by Mark Ravehill, 2pm May 21; Article 19 – Freedom of Information and the Right to Know, 6pm May 21; People’s Choice Debate, noon May 22; 5 New Poets, 2pm May 22; Asa Briggs, 2.30pm May 22; Writing Freedom, 6.30pm May 22; Morning After, Neil Bartlett, 11am May 23; Morning After, Claudio Valdes Kuri (Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes), 11am May 25; Laurie Anderson In Conversation, 8.30pm May 25; Morning After, Mahan Esfahani, 11am May 26; Jon Ronson – The Psychopath Test, 8pm May 26.


Lecture Theatre 2A, University of Sussex: USAS Talk by committee members, 7pm May 26.


Methodist Hall: History of Art talks with David West - Popular movements of the 19th and 20th century part 2: British Impressionism, St Ives, 7pm May 25.


Anne of Cleves House: Southover and the Battle of Lewes by Michael Chartier, 7.30pm May 20. Tickets in advance from 01273 472527 or on the door.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Mouth and Foot Painting Artists by Tom Yendel, 2pm May 20/23.


Rose and Crown Pub: Mayfield Fringe Festival – Rodin’s Shadow with poetry by Patricia McCarthy and art by Johnny Marsh, 8pm May 20.



Ninfield Environmental Education Centre, Potmans Lane: Wonderful Woodlands, Wildlife Watch Roadshow with Sussex Wildlife Trust, 1.30pm May 22. (07749) 553688.


Red House Common: Archaeology walk with Linda Ball, 10am May 21.

St Peter’s Church Green: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Bluebell Walk, 5.6 miles with William 01444 831098, 10.15am May 22.


Car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Delightful Downs, 5.5 miles with Gill Northcott 01323 642065, 6pm May 25.


Cuckoo Trail car park, Hillside Drive: Vines Cross and the Cuckoo Trail, 5 miles with Andy Mitchell, ESCC, 10.30am May 20.


The Juggs car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Kingston Circular, 6.2 miles with Tony 01444 469470, 10am May 21.


Brooks Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Magham Down and Pevensey Levels, all day, picnic lunch, 9.30am May 25.

Railway Station: Beachy Head Ramblers – Up the Downs and Backwards in Time, 14 miles with Clare Kirkbride 01323 439889, 10.30am May 22.


Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Folkington to The Priory, 5 miles with Sandra, 9.30am May 26; Around Uckfield, 11 miles with Angela, 9.30am May 26.


Car park for Tidemills, by the side of the A259: Ouse Valley Way (part one) Seaford Tidemills to Lewes, 10.5 miles with Nigel Bentley, Oakleafe Sussex Ramblers, 10am May 22. Pre booking essential 01323 871554.

The Salts Cafe, Marine Parade: World Nordic Walking Day, May 22. To book phone Peter on 07813 524587.