What’s on - January 18 2013



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Jimmy Carr, Gagging Order, 8pm Jan 25/26.

The Iron Duke pub and hotel: David Whitney, 8pm Jan 25.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Barnstormers Comedy Club, 8.15pm, Feb 1.


The Capitol (01403) 750220: Barnstormers Comedy – John Ryan and Andrew Ryan. 7.30pm, Jan 20.


Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Comedy Cafe January, 8pm Jan 19.



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Britten Sinfonia – Coffee Concert Series, 11am Jan 20; Organ Recital by Richard Hills, 3pm Jan 22; Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, 2.45pm Jan 27.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Ashley Wass Piano Recital, 7.30pm, Jan 19; Forever Jackson, 7.30pm, Feb 1.


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: London Philharmonic Orchestra, 3pm Jan 27.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Helen Pickett (viola), Angus Meryon (clarinet), Jennifer Carter (piano). Concert supported by the Bliss Trust, 2.15pm Jan 20.


The Capitol (01403) 750220: The Soldiers, 7.30pm, Jan 25; Strictly Music Hall, Wickham’s Wandering Oldtyme Stagers, 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Jan 26.


Sussex Downs College: Nicholas Yonge Society, Cavaleri Quartet. Janacek, Harvey and Beethoven Quartets, 7.45pm Jan 25. Tickets available from localboxoffice.com, at the door or Lewes Travel.


Ringmer Village Hall: Songs From The Shows presented by the Rotary Club of Lewes and the Lewes Operatic Society, 7.30pm, £10 (includes ‘ploughman’s supper’). Tickets from Lewes Travel. Call 01273 472466, Jan 26.


Seaford Music Society, Cross Way: Touchwood Piano Quartet works by Shubert and Dvorak, 7.45pm Jan 18.



Brighton Jazz Club @ Komedia Studio Bar (Fridays 8pm until 11pm): Chris Lawrence Quartet featuring John Parricelli and Frank Ricotti, £14/12, Jan 25.

Hilton Metropole Hotel: Don McMurray’s Stompers, live New Orleans style trio, in the restaurant, 12.30pm-3pm Sundays.

Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Ronan Keating FIRES Live, 7pm Jan 20; Donny & Marie Live, 6.30pm Jan 21; The X Factor Live, 6.30pm Jan 29/30.

Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: One Night of Elvis, 7.45pm Jan 28; Motown’s Greatest Hits, How Sweet It Is, 7.45pm Jan 31.

The Haunt, 10 Pool Valley: JD McPherson, 7pm Jan 18.


The Anchor Hotel: Stan’s Showcase. Simon King (guitarist and founder member of The Collector), Jan 27.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Brian Worland and Jenny Beckwith at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon Jan 19.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Jazz Cafe, 7pm Jan 18.


The United Services Club, 6-8 Wivelsfield Road: The Firetones. Classic covers from the 50s and 60s, Jan 19. Visit www.firetones.co.uk.LEWES

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Elliots Sleeping, 8pm Jan 18; The Red Dirt Skinners, 3pm Jan 20; Cajun Dawgs, 8pm Jan 25; Paul Diello, 3pm Jan 27.

The Royal Oak, Station Street: Folk at The Royal Oak – Jackie Oates with Tristan Seume, 8pm Jan 24; Folk at The Royal Oak – Mary Humphreys and Anahata, 8pm Jan 31.


Royal British Legion, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – David Gibb and Elly Lucas, 7.45pm, Jan 18; Seaford Folk Club – Sally Ironmonger, 7.45pm Jan 25.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613/532072: Paul Carrack – Good Feelin’ Tour, 7.30pm Jan 20.


The Sussex Oak, Church Street, 01403 265028: Live Jazz with Andy Walker and friends. Starts 8pm. (Takes place on the second and last Thursday every month.)



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: BalletBoyz, Jan 29; Miss Saigon, Jan 29-Feb 2.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Speaky Spokey, 8pm Jan 24.

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place (01273) 746118: Two plays, Far Away and Seven Jewish Children, Jan 19-26.


De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: The Magistrate, National Theatre Live, 7pm, (12A) under 12s must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets: £12.50 - £14.00, Jan 17


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: My BIG Little Sister, Jan 24-26; Officially Amazing Science Live! 7pm, Jan 30.


The Capitol (01403) 750220: Romeo and Juliet, 7.30pm Jan 28, 1.30pm and 7.30pm Jan 29.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: A Portrait of Peggy Lee, 8pm Jan 18.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Christmas Tales, 7.30pm Jan 23; Steve Biddulph presents Raising Girls, 7.30pm Jan 24.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: A Christmas Carol, 2.30pm/7.30pm Jan 19.


Village Hall: Plumpton Pantomime Society presents Dick Turpin, 7.30pm Jan 20-26 (Sun mat 3pm, Sat mat 2.30pm). For ticket information contact Jo Taylor on 890450.


Community Centre: Polegate Pantomime, Cinderella, Jan 19-27. Tickets from Archer and Partners, 48 High Street 01323 483348.


The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane: Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, 7.30pm Jan 23-27 (Sat/Sun mat 2.30pm). Tickets david.foster27@virgin.net or 01323 492240.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613/532072: Shakespeare 4 Kids The Tempest, 10.30am/1.30pm Jan 16; Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, 1pm/4pm Jan 22, 10am/1pm Jan 23; One Night in Vienna, 7.30pm Jan 24; The Classic Rock Show, 7.30pm Jan 31.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Politically Incorrect: The Songs of Tom Lahrer, 8pm Jan 31.


LEWES Riverside Club talk, Chanctonbury Ring – The Story of Sussex Landmarks by Dr Janet Pennington, 2pm at St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes, Jan 18.

SEAFORD: The Trek Club: Zumba, Fri 7-8pm. Louise 07786 425758.

CHILDREN’S Centre, YMCA, Laughton: 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.


HILLCREST Film Society, Four Lions, Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven. Cafe opens 6.45pm. Film: 7.30pm. Tickets £4.50 from Hillcrest Centre. Razor-sharp comedy.99 minutes.

PAWS and Claws Bookfair at Lewes Town Hall (side entrance), 10am-4pm Jan 19. Refreshments available. Admission 50p.

WALK: Mid Sussex Ramblers, Circular Walk Round Chailey, 4.5 miles with Diane 01444 450493. Meet at Chailey Common Sportsground car park, North Chailey 10am Jan 19.


BEACHY Head Ramblers walk, Military Connections, 10 miles with Tim and Pauline 01424 223714. Meet at Winchelsea: Monks’ Walk, lay-by, 10.30am Jan 20.


HASSOCKS: Adastra Hall, Keymer Road. Hassocks WI ‘Burns Night – a Scottish themed evening’ at 7.45pm. This includes singing, dancing and some tasting.

LEWES Riverside Club talk, Jazz in the 1920’s by Gordon Bull, 2pm at St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes, Jan 21.

THE GROUP (Brighton). A club for unattached men and women aged 45+, based at Brighton, Lewes, Haywards Heath, Worthing and Horsham. Walking, eating out, sport, arts and music, theatre, travel. Not a dating agency, but an opportunity to make new friends doing the things you enjoy. Visit www.thegroup.org.uk.

SINGING: 6th Form Centre, Mile Oak Road, Portslade, 7pm-9pm (Term-time). Potential new singers are warmly invited to meet and sing alongside existing members in friendly and enjoyable surroundings. With proven benefits to mind, body and soul, experience concerts, tours, festivals and workshops, singing a range of music with professional instrumentalists and soloists. Visit www.sussexvoiceworks.co.uk/ call 01293 419665.

HOVE: Salvation Army Hall, Conway Street: Brighton Welsh Male Voice Choir meet, 7.30-9.30pm Mondays. Details on 01273 323733 or www.brightonwelshmalevoicechoir.co.uk


LEWES Footpaths Group walk, Cowfold with Bert 473052. Meet at North Street car park, Lewes, 9.30am Jan 22.

KURLING: 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.

POLEGATE wine and Social Club meeting. 7.30pm at Polegate Community Centre. ‘The Dowager Entertains’. Members £2, visitors £3. For information call 01323 485134.

SEAFORD Lecture and Literary Club talk, Georgette Heyer – An Appreciation of Regency Novels by Richard Pinder 7.30pm St Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford, Jan 22.

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

BRIGHTON: Sidewinder, 66 Upper St James Street: Open Mic Night, Tuesdays;


BEACHY Head Ramblers walk, Lovely Down to Finish, 11 miles with Clare 01323 439889. Meet at the car park, beside Glynde Recreation Ground, 10am Jan 23.

DANCE: Church Hall, Bramber Avenue, Peacehaven: 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.

QUIZ: Charity Pub Quiz, The West Quay pub, Brighton Marina, from 7.30pm to 10pm. Cost: £1. All money goes to children’s charity CLIC.

UCKFIELD: 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


BEACHY Head Ramblers walk, Downlands Circular, 6.5 miles with John and Esther 01323 503239. Meet at Butts Brow Car Park, Willingdon, 10am Jan 24.

POLEGATE Ramblers walks, Around Seaford Head – Not Up the Big Hill, 4.5 miles with Chris W 890258. Or Kingston Roundabout, 9.5 miles with Mike and Bridget 739722. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, Polegate, 9.30am Jan 24.

HEIST, 57 West Street (01273) 822555: Big Trouble in Little Brighton, every Thursday 8pm-1am.

SEAFORD: 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.



Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens (03000 290900): Shoot the Wrx: Filmmaker and Artist Jeff Keen, until Feb 25.

ONCA Gallery, 14 St George’s Place (info@onca.org.uk): Ghosts of Gone Birds, ongoing. Free admission; Our Time In Ice, February 28 to May 31.


The Hawth Theatre foyer (01293) 553636: Ania Gutek and Patricia Rowland, Jan 4-25.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Andrew Forrest Art Exhibition, open 10am-4pm Fri/Sat, Jan 4-26


The Ashdown Forest Centre, Wych Cross, Forest Row: Ashdown Forest – A Portrait in Watercolour by Oliver Pyle. The exhibition is held at weekends only from 11am to 5pm (or dusk) and runs until the end of March 2013.