What’s On - from October 21

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Drusillas Park (01323) 874100: Halloween Shriek Week, Oct 22-31.


Michelham Priory (01323) 844224: Narnia Day, Oct 25; Wildlife in Winter, Oct 27.


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Playmakes, Tim and Light, 12.30pm Foyer bar, Oct 23; Theatrical Make-Up – Halloween Special workshop, 11am-4pm Oct 24; Writing For Children with Alan Durant, 10am-12.30pm Tuesdays, Oct 25-Dec 6; Devising Dance and Physical Performance workshop, 6pm Oct 25.

Coachwerks, 19 Hollingdean Terrace (01273) 275012: Yuri Landman Workshop, build your own instrument, Oct 22. Performances 7pm Oct 23; Funny Bones (7yrs plus), 1pm-4pm Oct 25/26.

Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade: BBC Radio 3 Early Music Show, 1pm Oct 22. Tickets from www.bremf.org.uk

St George’s Church, St George’s Road: Strictly BREMF Masked Ball, 8pm Oct 21. Tickets from 01273 709709 or www.bremf.org.uk; A song and dance with the BREMF Players, 7.30pm Oct 22.


Beechwood Hall, Beechwood Lane: NCT Lewes and Countryside Halloween Fancy Dress Party, 0-3 years and older siblings welcome, 10am-noon Oct 25.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: African Music Workshop, (age 6yrs plus), 1.30pm/2.15pm Oct 22.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Private Collection Clothes Sale, 10am Oct 22.


Wilderness Wood (01825) 830509: Family Fungi Hunt, 10.30am-noon Oct 23/26; Future Forest Party, 11am-5pm Oct 23


Observatory Science Centre: Open Evening, 6.30pm-11pm Oct 22; Children’s Workshops, Eyes On The Universe, 10.30am-1pm/2pm-4.30pm Oct 25; Twilight Special, Earth and Beyond, 2pm-8pm Oct 26.


Linklater Pavilion: Four Seasons at Lewes Railway Land Nature Reserve, 10am Oct 25.

St John sub Castro Hall, Talbot Terrace: Half Term Dance Camp, Strictly Fun, 10am-11.45am 8-10yrs, noon-2pm 11-16yrs, Oct 24-28. To book or fore information contact bluemambo@o2.co.uk or tel: 07732 627873.

Town Hall (Corn Exchange): Art Deco Fair, 10am Oct 23.


Lewes District Council Offices, Fort Road: Norman Baker MP Surgery, Oct 22. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

Newhaven Fort: Paranormal investigation of the Fort, 7.15pm-2.30am Oct 22. In aid of St John Ambulance Sussex. Booking http://www.compassparanormalevents.co.uk or ring 01158 292838.

Newhaven Fort (01273) 517622: Halloween Family Fun, Oct 21-31. Zoolab Slithery and Slimy Creatures Encounters, 1.30pm/2.30pm Oct 26/28, Creative Craft workshops, noon/1.30pm/2.30pm Oct 27, free face painting, noon-4pm Oct 29, Halloween family disco, 1pm-3pm Oct 29/30. Booking essential.


Meridian Centre: Charity Music Night in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind, 7.30pm Oct 23.


Rottingdean Library, The Grange, The Green: Field to Foundry Magic Lantern Show, 7pm-9pm Oct 21.


Seaford Museum, The Esplanade: Seaford Museum Family Fun, 10am Oct 26.

St James Centre, Blatchington Road: Raystede Autumn Film show, 2.30pm Oct 21.

St Leonards Church Hall, Church Lane: Seaford Horticultural Society Social Evening and Talk, 7pm Oct 27.


Village Hall: Autumn Fair, 2.30pm Oct 22. Bric-a-brac, books, cakes, bottle tombola, grand draw, teas. In aid of Selmeston and Alciston Churches.


Wealden and Downland Open Air Museum (01243) 811363: Autumn Adventures this Half Term, Oct 24-28.



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Retrospection – My 38 year journey through art, Oct 21-26.


Martlets Hall: The Weald of Sussex Art Club’s Annual Exhibition of original paintings by member artists: until Oct 21, 10am–5pm, Oct 22, 10am–3.45pm. Disabled access available. Pay ‘n Display parking close by.


The Hawth Theatre foyer (01293) 553636: Road to Crawley Exhibition, until Oct 21; Crawley Art Society Exhibition, Oct 23-Nov 5.


Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road, Birley Centre: A Celebration of College Art and Design and Technology, 9am-5pm until Nov 22.

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


The Green Tree Gallery, Borde Hill Garden: Jewellery Exhibition, until Oct 30. Lindfield-based jewellery designer, Debbie Smith and her talented band of artisans return to the Gallery for a three-week exhibition of their hand-crafted, contemporary range of sterling silver jewellery.


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: People and Places – Philippa Cannan, new paintings, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, until Oct 20; Intimate Abstractions, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, Oct 22-Nov 3.

St Anne’s Galleries, 111 High Street: Turn Around, new work by Jo Lamb and Jane Merfield, by appointment until Oct 28.

Town Hall (Fisher Street entrance): East Sussex Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Exhibition, 10am-5pm Oct 28, 10am-4pm Oct 29.


Trading Boundaries: Roger Dean Exhibition, until Nov 7. More information from 01825 790200 or www.tradingboundaries.com


Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Town and County Foundation Showcase, until Oct 22; Being Human by Debbie Jew, Oct 24-Nov 6.



St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Are You Sitting Comfortably? My Life with The BBC by Dr Sheila Innis, 2pm Oct 21; The Story of Lesnes Abbey by Roger McKenna, 2pm Oct 24.

Town Hall (Fisher Street entrance): Lewes Archaeology Group talk, 7.30pm Oct 26.


St Leonard’s Church Hall: Seaford lecture and Literary Club – Tomb of Tutankhamen by Ken Brooks, 7.30pm Oct 25.



Bateman’s car park: Puck of Pook’s Hill family walk, 2 miles with Kevan Gibbons, National Trust, 11am Oct 25. Booking essential 01435 882302.


Red House Common Car Park: Fungus Foray with Rosalie Sinclair-Smith, 2 miles, 2pm Oct 26.


Village Hall car park: Circular Walk from Ditchling Village Hall, 10 miles with Frances, South Downs Society, 10am Oct 22.


The Tiger Inn car park: Crowlink Walk from The Tiger, East Dean, 3.75 miles with Nigel Bentley, Oakleafe Sussex Rambling, 1.50pm for 2pm Oct 23.

Village car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Downland Circular, 6.5 miles with Robert 01323 737793, 10am Oct 27.


Bus Station: Lewes Footpaths Group – Wicklands-Shortgate-Rose Hill, Isfield, 9.50am Bus 29 to Wicklands, Isfield with Grace 470268, Oct 25.

Railway Station, front entrance: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Station to Station, 12.5 miles with Richard P 01273 395749, 10am Oct 22.


Car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Tea and G And T? 12.5 miles with Lynne 01323 726500, 9.45am Oct 23.


Car park opposite Maresfield Church: Circular Walk from Maresfield, 14.5 miles with Juliet, South Downs Society, 9.30am Oct 25.


Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Priory, Castle and Waterworks, 5 miles with Mike H 484158 or 07801241356, 9.30am Oct 27; The Best of Seaford, 9.5 miles with Angela 504280 or 07765465444, picnic only, 9.30am Oct 27.


Sheffield Station: Walk and Ride – The Bluebell Railway, 8.5 miles with Adrian White, 10am Oct 23.


Bridge Cottage, High Street: New Town and Ridgewood, 4 miles, 10am Oct 21; Town Centre, 1.5 miles, 1am Oct 21; New Town, 3 miles, 2pm Oct 21; The Streatfield Impact, 3 miles, 4pm Oct 21; Northern Uckfield, 4 miles, 6pm Oct 21; Ridgewood, 4 miles, 10am Oct 22; Shortbridge and Lake Wood, 7 miles 2pm Oct 22; Town Centre, 1.5 miles, 6pm Oct 22; New Town and Ridgewood, 4 miles, 2pm Oct 23; Northern Uckfield, 4 miles, 6pm Oct 23; Ridgwood, 4 miles 10am Oct 24; Town Centre, 1.5 miles, 1pm Oct 24; Shortbridge and Lake Wood, 7 miles, 2pm Oct 24; New Town and Ridgewood, 4 miles, 6pm Oct 24; Town Centre, 1.5 miles 1pm Oct 26; Three Parishes, 5 miles, 2pm Oct 26. Enquiries 07749 625101.