What’s on - January 16 2015



Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, Jan 16-18/22.


The Capitol (01403 750220): Barnstormers Comedy – Kevin Precious (compere), Luke Benson, Quincy, Zoe Lyons. £10 in advance, £12 on the door. 7.30pm, Jan 18. Call 01403 750220 and www.thecapitolhorsham.com.


Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Comedy Café, 8pm Jan 17.



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: London Philharmonic Orchestra, 7.30pm Jan 17; Heath Quartet, 11am Jan 18; Michael Maine, 3pm Jan 19.


Cranleigh School, Horseshoe Lane (tickets@cranleigh.org): Jennifer Bate Organ Recital. One of the finest recital organists in the world. The Chapel, Cranleigh School. £12 (£9 concessions), 7.30pm, Jan 27; Big Band Supper Dance. Chase away those January Blues and enjoy live big band and jazz music with a delicious meal and dancing. Speech Hall, Cranleigh School. £20 (includes dinner), 7.45pm, Jan 30; Lunchtime Organ Recital. Phil Scriven will perform Duruflé Suite. Admission free, £5 donation welcomed. 12.45pm, Feb 3; Concert Series: Choral Concert. Cranleigh Chapel Choir, Cranleigh Choral Society and the Merriman Concert Orchestra will be joined by soloist Helen-Jane Howells (soprano) to perform Pouenc’s Gloria and John Rutter’s Magnificat. £15 (£12 concession), 7.30pm, Feb 8


Christ’s Hospital, Horsham (01403 247434): Court Room Classic, Tre Legni Oboe Trio. From Mozart to Mendelssohn to Freddie Mercury: an evening of double reed delights, performed by three musicians with six instruments. Court room. Adults £8, concessions £7, friends £6. 8pm, Jan 23; Singing Masterclass with David Lowe. Free, 2pm to 5.30pm, Jan 25.

The Capitol (01403 750220): The Stars Of The Commitments, £24.50, 7.30pm, Jan 16; Ruby Turner, £20, 7.30pm, Jan 23; Rhapsody Of Sound, £12, 7pm, Feb 1.


Sussex Downs College, Mountfield Road: Nicholas Yonge Society London Haydn Quartet, Haydn and Beethoven 7.45pm, Jan 23, £15 at the door (8 to 25yrs free) or at www.ticketsource.com.



Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Transformation by Brambletye School, Jan 19-Feb 4.


The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Gallery, Saba House, Kings Road (www.davidshepherd.org): ‘The Journey Continues On’ An exhibition of wildlife by wildlife and nature photographer Michael Hume. February 2 to 28, Monday to-Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm. Entry free of charge.

Haywards Heath

Nymans, Handcross: This winter, art collective Lola Muance lights up the landscape at National Trust Nymans, with a unique sculptural artwork that transforms this famous garden with colour and light. Lola Muance outdoor art installation: January 12 to February 27 (10am to 4pm), normal admission charge only. Late Friday openings: January 23 and 30, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 5pm to 7pm, free entry. Hot drinks and snacks available (at a charge). For further information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans or call 01444 405250.


Horsham Museum & Art Gallery, 9 Causeway (01403 254959, www.horshammuseum.org): Roaring Horsham, photographs from ’20s and ’30s Horsham, closing January 31; Winter Draws On, extensive costume collection, until May 2015.


South Coast Jazz Festival. Ropetackle Arts Centre, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea: January 23-25. Vocalist Claire Martin OBE and saxophonist Julian Nicholas have joined forces to curate a brand new jazz festival. Main events: Jazz Vocal Celebration featuring Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw and Joe Stilgoe 8pm, £20, Jan 23; Jazz For Absolute Beginners with Kevin Le Gendre 3pm to 4.30pm, £10, Jan 24; Bobby Wellins and Geoff Simkins with The Gareth Williams Trio and small jazz icon Mark Edwards’ ‘Cloggz’ featuring Julian Nicholas and Ben Sarfas 7.30pm, £20, Jan 24; Dreams Are Free (film) with Gary Barber and Bobby Wellins, 11am, £5, Jan 25; Peter Long’s Echoes Of Ellington Orchestra – Duke’s First 30 Years and small jazz icon The Mingus Underground Octet featuring Mark Bassey, 7.30pm, £20, Jan 25. Visit www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk/visit/south-coast-jazz-festival.



Balcombe Club, Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road: Sara Oschlag Trio, 2pm to 5pm, Jan 18 , free entry.


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Herbie Flowers’ Jazz Breakfast, 11am Jan 17.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Whiplash + The Baby Traps Quartet, 8.30pm Jan 16; Spellbound, 11pm Jan 17.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Café Scientifique, 8pm Jan 21; Sam Chara and The Love Interest, 8.30pm Jan 22.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Hats off to Led Zeppelin, 7.30pm Jan 17; Jazz Lunch – Mike Piggot’s Hot Club Trio, noon Jan 18; Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, 7.45pm Jan 22.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Jazz night with Mark Edwards and The Cloggz, 8pm Jan 16; Stray Dogs, 10am Jan 17; Acoustic Open Stage Night, 7.30pm Jan 22.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: The Fortunes, 7.30pm Jan 17.


The Capitol (01403 750220): The Illegal Eagles, £23.50, 7.30pm, Jan 29.


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: The Welfares, 8pm Jan 16; Hanna Burchell, Jan 18.

Lewes Saturday Folk Club, Elephant & Castle, White Hill (01273 476757, www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org): Free English Tunes session, 12pm to 3pm. Good pub food on sale. Free admission. Jan 18; John Joseph and Friend. Eye-wateringly funny and full of surprises. Hard hats recommended in case of ballistic onions, £5, Jan 24; Bob Lewis, £6. Bob is a genuine Sussex source singer with a fine voice and an unusual selection of traditional songs – beautiful, funny, dramatic, moving and delightful, 8pm to 11pm, Jan 31.


British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner, 8pm Jan 16.


The Red Lion, Lion Hill, Stonecross (near Eastbourne): South Coast Big Band. Big Band Specials. Every fourth Sunday of the month. Next one is Jan 25, 12.30pm to 3pm, free entry. Visit www.southcoastbigband.co.uk. Call 01323 761468.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Nils Lofgren, Live in Concert, 8pm Jan 18.



New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place (01273) 476118: Hamlet, 7.45pm Jan 16-24.

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Return to the Forbidden Planet, 7.45pm Jan 20-24 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Swan Lake, 7.30pm Jan 20/21.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Peter Pan, 2.30pm/7.30pm Jan 17.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Treasure Island, 7pm Jan 22.


Christ’s Hospital, Horsham (01403 247434): Pantomime: Cinders or A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to CH Theatre. £1 with proceeds to The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation. Theatre, 7.30pm, Jan 23.

The Capitol (01403 750220): Down To Earth – An Evening With Monty Don, £18, 7.30pm, Jan 24; Teechers, £14, 7.30pm, Jan 27; Grease Is The Word, £15, Feb 4 to 6.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Magic Mozart by Candlelight, 7.30pm Jan 16; Sir Chris Bonington, 7.30pm Jan 22.


BOOK FAIR: Paws and claws. 40 dealers offering thousands of second-hand, rare, readable and collectable books. Lewes Town Hall (side entrance), 10am to 4pm. Refreshments. Admission 50p.

FARMERS’ Market at Cliffe Precinct, Lewes, 9am-1pm, Jan 17.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Rottingdean, 6.5 miles Downland and clifftop or promenade. Meet in the pay and display car park on the right just after the traffic lights heading east at the Rottingdean junction with the A259, 10am.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Woolf Hall? 11 mile moderate walk. Meet at Fairlight Avenue car park near the Telscombe Cliffs, Peacehaven, 10am Jan 18.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Winter Stroll, 4 miles with Frances 01273 842628. Meet at Dale Avenue Long Stay car park, Clayton, 10.30am Jan 18. Dogs ok on leads.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Selhurst Park, 9 miles Downland, some climbs. Meet at Selhurst Park car park on Selhurstpark Road, 10.30am Jan 18.


LANDPORT Residents Association with Sussex Community Development Association Coffee Morning at Landport Community Room, 10am-noon Jan 20.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Chiddingly Circular, 7.4 miles with Tony 01444 483053. Meet at Chiddingly car park by the church, 10am Jan 20. Six Bells pub lunch after the walk.

Pursuits 4U: Afternoon Tea Party. Every Tuesday, 2pm to 4pm, at Peacehaven Community Hall. Visit www.pursuits4u.co.uk. Contact: 07825292995 for more details..

SEAFORD Lecture and Literary Club, A Roam Around Rome by Peter Hill at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford, 7.30pm Jan 20.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, South Downs Way – High, 10 mile moderate walk. Meet at Southease – layby on A26, 10am Jan 21.

MID Sussex Ramblers pub social at the Red Lion, High Street, Lindfield, 7.30pm onwards Jan 21.

PUBLIC meeting, Nationalize the energy companies. Matt Wrack of the Fire Brigades Union discusses how to make energy bills affordable, 7.30pm Jan 21 at the Elephant and Castle, Lewes. Free event.

Pursuits 4U: Singing and Dancing. Every Wednesday, 2pm to 4pm, Rottingdean Village Hall. Visit www.pursuits4u.co.uk. Contact: 07825292995 for more details.

SUSSEX Military History Society meeting, Spitfire Ladies by Richard Atkinis at the Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes, 7.30pm for 8pm Jan 21.


Haywards Heath: The National Trust Mid Sussex Association. Winter lectures, September 2014 to April 2015, at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath. National Trust Members wishing to join the association please ring 01444 455803. ‘The Women’s Land Army – A Sussex Connection’ by Ian Everest, 2.30pm.

POLEGATE Ramblers, Leisurely Walk: A Free Walk, 2.5 miles with Josie 505507. No 51 bus at 9.47am from Polegate or meet Motcombe Gardens 10.15am Jan 22. Mopping the Brow, 5 miles with Roger L 723268; or, Two Deans, 8.5 miles with John R 724972. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am Jan 22.

Pursuits 4U: Arts and Crafts. Every Thursday, 2pm to 4pm at Downlands Court, Peacehaven. Contact: 07825292995 for more details. Visit www.pursuits4u.co.uk.