What’s On - from November 25

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Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Brighton Records and CD Fair, from 9.30am Nov 27.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Christmas Open Day, noon Nov 26; Brighton Dome Discovery Tour, 1pm Nov 26.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Start Dancing Stop AIDS, 9.30pm Dec 1.

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place (01273) 746118: Members Meet 7pm Nov 30.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Jazz Night with supper to raise funds for Demelza Hospice Care for Children, 7.30pm Nov 25. Tickets from 01323 844020.

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: Tea Dance, 2pm-5pm Nov 29.


Wilderness Wood: Christmas tree lighting party and late night shopping, Nov 25.


Gallery North, 70 High Street (01323) 846938: Acrylic Workshop with John Amos, 10am-1pm Nov 26.


Linklater Pavilion, Railway Lane: RLWT event Conservation, Politics and Fuzzy Lemurs, A Madagascar Tale by Alison Jolly, 7.30pm Nov 27. Tickets from Ieko, 37 High street, Harveys Shop or 01273 487798.

Town Centre: Lewes Christmas Shopping Festival Dec 1-3.


Meridian Market foyer: Coffee morning, 9am-noon Nov 29. Bacon sandwiches, cakes, bric-a-brac, books etc.


Dickensian Christmas, 2pm-6pm Nov 26. Father Christmas and Grotto, market stalls, miniature railway rides, roast chestnuts, Morris dancing, the Kingfisher Scout Band, Brass Ensemble and a choir with refreshments being served in St John’s Church Hall from 5pm.



The PowderMills Hotel, PowderMill Lane: Pure Winter Art Fair 2011, contemporary fine art, 10am-6pm Nov 25-29.


The Hawth foyer (01293) 553636: Thread and Shutter, until Dec 3.


Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road, Birley Centre: Mixed-media Exhibition, 10am-4pm until Dec 21 and Jan 4-9.

Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road, Casson Gallery: Year 9 artwork illustrating the Birley Centre under Construction, 9am-5pm until Jan 6.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: ShedArt, until Nov 30.


Gallery North, 70 High Street: The Winter Exhibition, until Dec 24.


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane (01273) 487744: Rachel Clark New Work, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, until Nov 27; Yuletide, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, Dec 1-22.

Linklater Pavilion, Railway Lane: A Natural History – Part Two by Mark Greco, 10am-4pm until Nov 27.

St Anne’s Galleries, 111 High Street: Little Wonder, Sat/Sun 10am-5pm, until Dec 4.

The Hive, 66 High Street: Affordable Art Show, weekends only, 11am-4pm in Dec.


Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Town and Country Foundation Showcase, until Nov 19; Perspectives, until Dec 10.



The Old Chapel Centre: Ballroom Blitz, 9.15am-10.15am Thursdays; Zumba, 10.15am-11.15am Thursdays. Details from 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.


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.

Mash Tun, 1 Church Street: Tin Cup Collective, five piece soul/funk band, 9pm Wednesdays; They Mostly Come at Night, Indy, rock, electro, hip hop, 9pm Thursdays.

Open House, 146 Springfield Road: Jazz Workshop, 8pm Tuesdays.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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, 6.30pm-7.30pm Tuesdays; Ballroom Blitz, 11am-noon Wednesdays; Zumba, 7.30pm-8.30pm Wednesdays. Details from 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, 10am-11m Tuesdays, 6.30pm-7.30pm Fridays; Ballroom Blitz, 2.30pm-3.30pm Wednesdays. Details from 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.



Memorial Hall: Parish Historical Society talk on recent archaeological discoveries in Lewes by Simon Stevens, Nov 29. Visitors welcome.


Council Chamber, Lewes Town Hall: U3A Lewes Lectures 2011 – Eleanor Rathbone MP, Britain’s greatest woman politician of the 20th Century? By Sybil Oldfield, 2.30pm Nov 29. All welcome.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Victorian Magic Lantern Show by John and Thelma Burgess, 2pm Nov 25; Thank the Forces by Sue Smith, 2pm Nov 28.


St Leonard’s Church Hall: Seaford lecture and Literary Club – Alpine Adventures by Cliff Dargonne, 7.30pm Nov 29.



Car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Autumn Downs, 10 miles with James 07989 285249, 10am Nov 27.


Warren Hill: Beachy Head Ramblers – Birling Gap for Lunch Break, 9 miles with Richard S 07866 059551, 10am Nov 30.


Cuckoo Trail car park, off South Road: Hailsham Ramblers - four mile circular walk from East Hoathly (01323 842193), 9.20am Nov 30; or a short stroll on the Eastbourne Hertiage Trail (01323 440624), 9.20am Nov 30.

Outside council offices, Vicarage Lane: Hailsham Ramblers - Seven mile walk, bring a packed lunch, 9.20am Nov 27. (Details 01323 833995).


Cuckoo Trail car park: Sussex Pathfinders – 5.5 miles fields, tracks and Cuckoo Trail, 10.30am Nov 26.


North Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Steyning with Heather 473505, 9.30am Nov 27.


Outside the World’s End pub (please park outside the pub in Arundel Road): Sussex Pathfinders – Anniversary walk from 1938, 10 miles, 10am Nov 27.


Playing field car park (opposite Plumpton Railway Station): Mid Sussex Ramblers – Plumpton Circular, 4.4 miles with Tony 01444 469470, 10am Nov 26.


Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Around Herstmonceux Castle, 4.5 miles with Sandra 483991, 9.30am Dec 1; Ups and Downs, 9 miles with Christine 841708, picnic only, 9.30am Dec 1.


Rotingdean Cliffs car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Rottingdean Downland and Undercliff Circular, 6 miles with Bernard and Barbara 01273 844840, 10.30am Nov 29.


Car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – To Crowhurst and Back, 6 miles with Graham 01424 216951, 10am Nov 26.