What’s On - from May 27

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Drusillas Park (01323) 874100: Shaun the Sheep and Timmy, May 30.


De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Random Friday featuring the work of AK/DK Requiem for a building plus artists, May 27.


Jubilee Square: Festival event – Let’s Dance, 1pm-4pm May 28. Free.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Hammer and Tongue, 7.30pm June 2.

Sallis Benney Theatre (01273) 709709: Book Camp for Adults, three hour masterclass, 7pm May 27 (age 16yrs plus); Queen of Hearts Children’s Book Quiz, 4pm May 29 (7yrs plus).

Queens Park (Old Bowling Green): Festival event – Freedom Picnic, 2pm May 29. Free.


Charleston Farmhouse (01273) 709709: Charleston Festival - The Troubled Man, Henning Mankell, 3.30pm May 27; Pioneers, 6pm May 27; The Secular Bible, 8pm May 27; House of Exile, noon May 28; Artistic Legacies, 2.30pm May 28; Jerusalem, 5pm May 28; My Father’s Fortune, 7.30pm May 28; Untold Stories, noon May 29; Landscapes of the Mind, 2.30pm May 29; A Book of Secrets, 5pm May 29; The Triumphant Actress, 7.30pm May 29.


Ditchling Common car park, Folders Lane East: Wildlife Safari at Ditchling Common Country park, two hours with Sussex Wildlife Trust, 8pm May 28. Pre booking essential 01444 414381.


Winter Garden (01323) 412000: Tea Dance, 2pm-5pm May 31.


Forestry Commission car park on Litlington road, half mile north of Seven Sisters Country Park Centre: Twilight with Ronnie Reed, May 31.


Wilderness Wood: Falconry Display, 11am-noon May 29.


Lewes Castle: Battle of Lewes Day, May 28.

Pelham House: One Night in Vegas charity event in aid of St Peter & St James Hospice, May 27. Booking and info Cooper & Son Funeral Service 01273 475557.


Newhaven Fort: Sussex Military History Society – Operation Sussex, Study Day, May 28.


Nutley Windmill, Crowborough Road (01435) 873367: Windmill open 2.30pm-5.30pm May 29/30. Also open Wednesdays 11am-3pm.


Raystede: Sponsored Dog Walk, 10am-2.30pm May 30. (01825) 840747.


Seaford Museum, The Esplanade: Children’s half-term fun and learning morning (accompanied children 3yrs plus) 10am-noon June 1.

Seaford Town Council Offices, 37 Church Street: Norman Baker MP Surgery, May 29. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

St Leonard’s Church Hall: Mission Bazaar hosted by the church, 10am-noon May 28.


Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (01243) 811363: Children’s Half Term Activities, May 30-June 3.



War memorial Hall: Alfriston Art Club Exhibition and Sale, 10.30am-5.30pm May 28-31. Homemade cakes/refreshments. Regret no credit card facilities.


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), May 28-June 5.


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

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, until June 4.


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, May 31-July 2.


The Green Tree Gallery, Borde Hill Garden: Popular annual Sculpture Exhibition, until May 31 and featuring the work of nine established artists from across the South East. Opening hours 10.30am-5pm, closed Mondays. www.greentreegallery.co.uk, tel: 01444 456560.


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane (01273) 487744: The Star Life Group Annual Exhibition, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, May 28-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 Foundry Gallery: Secrets of The Dust Exploring Pastel, Tom Walker and others, 10am-5pm until May 29.


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.



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Festival events – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Morning After, 11am May 27; Mohsin Hamid and Hisham Matar, 8pm May 27; Generik Vapeur, Morning After, 11am May 28; I Shall Not Hate, Izzeldin Abuelaish, 3pm May 28.

Sallis Benney Theatre (01273) 709709: Anthony Brown in conversation with Joe Browne: Mainly for Grown-ups, 6.30pm May 28 (12yrs plus).


Lecture Room, Lewes Town Hall: Lewes Astronomers – Orion our finest Constellation by Alice Smol (Chairman), 7.30pm June 1.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Sussex Air Ambulance by Richard Draycott, 2pm May 27.


Baptist Church Hall: U3A – Film-making on the South Downs by Trevor Povey, 10.30am June 2.

Newhaven Fort: Study Day, a programme of four 40 minute lectures, May 28. Proceeds to Macmillan Nurses. Details and brochures are available from Peter Tyrell 01323 487170.



Village car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Rhododendron Rambles, 12.5 miles with Judi 07890 409355, 10am May 29.


In front of Battle Abbey Gatehouse: Battle’s Christian Heritage, 2 miles with John Harmer, 2.15pm May 29.


Sports Ground car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – North Chailey Stroll, 3.5 miles with Les 01273 846995, 7.30pm June 1.


Village car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Around the world, 7 miles with Peter and Maureen 01424 844219, 9.30am May 28.


Golf Course: Polegate Ramblers – Leisurely walk: Golf Course to Beachy Head, 3 miles with Joan, 10.15am June 2.

St Bede’s School: Beachy Head Ramblers – Up and Over, 4.5 miles with Liz Forman 01323 726120, 6.45pm June 2.


Railway Station: Lewes Churchyards, one mile with Malcolm Campbell, 3pm May 28.

Waitrose Bus Stop: Lewes Footpaths Group – Falmer to Lewes followed by picnic in the grange with Jenny 473684, 9.20am Bus 28 to Falmer, May 30.


(nr Alfriston) south off A27 and half mile on right to gate into field: Nordic Walking for Fitness: Views from Folkington Down, 6.25 miles with Nigel Bentley, Oakleafe Sussex Ramblers, 2pm May 29. Pre booking 01323 871554.


Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Butts Brow Roundel Past East Dean, 4.5 to 5 miles with Jill and Rod, 9.30am June 2; Around Alfriston, 8 miles picnic only with Rosalind, 9.30am June 2.