What’s on - January 23 2015



Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, Jan 23-25; Jo Neary and Friends, 8pm Jan 29; Comic Boom, 8pm Jan 29.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Ross Noble - Tangentleman, 8pm Jan 23/24.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Mark Watson: Flaws, 8pm Jan 23.



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): 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.


Crossway, Steyne Road: Seaford

Music Society concert. Jessie-Ann Richardson (cello) and Simon Callaghan (piano). This top quality London-based duo will be performing works by Beethoven, Bruch and Chopin. 7.45pm, Jan 30. Tickets available on door, £14 (students £5). Visit www.seafordmusicsociety.com for more information.


Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road 01903 206206: Janet Dowsett: Wurlitzer Concert, 2.30pm Jan 25.



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Ladybird by Design, Jan 24-May 10.


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.

The Green Tree Gallery, Borde Hill Garden: Annual Art Sale, until Feb 21. The Gallery’s popular Annual Art Sale opens on January 24. Many of their artists and makers will have cleared out their studios and there will be work on show at greatly reduced prices, giving people the opportunity to unearth a real bargain. On offer will be original paintings, pottery, sculpture, textiles, gifts, cards and much more. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am to 4pm. www.greentreegallery.co.uk


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.



The Eight Bells Bolney: Sara Oschlag Trio, 2pm to 5pm, Feb 1. Free entry. Relaxed jazz and bossa nova to upbeat swing.


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: First Aid Kit, 8pm Jan 24.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Volte-Face (BleeD), 11pm Jan 23; Porchlight Smoker album launch Water Into Sand, 7pm Jan 24; Meltdown, 11pm Jan 24; Sundae Club Kid’s shows, 10.30am Jan 25; Coloured Noise, 7.30pm Jan 27; JD McPherson, 7.30pm Jan 27; Nathaniel Rateliff, 7.30pm Jan 28.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Speaky Spokey, 8pm Jan 23; Draggle Rock, 8pm January 23; Catalyst Club Special, 8pm January 29.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Jimi: All Is By My Side, 7.45pm Jan 26.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Howlin’ Blues at the regular coffee morning, 10am Jan 24; Promotorhead, 7.30pm Jan 24.


Clayton & Keymer Royal British Legion, Woodsland Road: The Hound Dawgs. Two very enthusiastic musicians from The Firetones – Steve, the rhythm guitarist and Graham, the lead guitarist. You will be entertained with music from their favorite artists from the rock ‘n’ roll era. 8.30pm to 11.30pm, Jan 24. Info: ckrbl@btconnect.com, 01273 845829.


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


Lewes Saturday Folk Club, Elephant & Castle, White Hill (01273 476757, www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org): 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.

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Voodoo Vegas, 8pm Jan 23; Just Floyd, 8pm Jan 24; Fleur de Paris, 3pm Jan 25.


British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Singers and Musicians evening, 8pm Jan 23.


The Ravenswood, Horsted Lane (01342 810216, www.theravenswood.co.uk): Sunday Lunch Jazz: Pete Mabey Band, Feb 1; Sunday Lunch Jazz: South Coast Big Band, Feb 8; Sunday Lunch Jazz: Pete Mabey & Roger Hind Quartet, Feb 15; Sunday Lunch Jazz: Roger Hind Quartet, Feb 22.


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.


Warnham Comrades Club, Hollands Way (01403 211747): Quo-Caine. Status Quo tribute band. 8.30pm, Jan 22.



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: The Alternative Adult Pantomime: The Magical Road to Oz, 5pm/8pm Jan 28-Feb 8 (no show Feb 2); DV8 Physical Theatre: John, 8pm Jan 28/29.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Brendon Cole: A Night to Remember, 7.30pm Jan 27.


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Dance ‘Til Dawn, 7.30pm Jan 28-31 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: The Red Dragon Eastbourne Darts Weekend, from 11am Jan 24.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Forbidden Nights, 8pm Jan 23.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: The Billy Fury Years, 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: Blood Brothers, 7.30pm Jan 26-31 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).


Connaught Theatre, Union Place 01903 206206: Nofitstate Circus: Noodles, 7.30pm Jan 23/24 (Sat mat 2pm); Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake, 3pm Jan 25.


LEWES Archaeological Group talk, To The Manor Born: Manors of the Battle Area 1066-1925 by Christopher Whittick, 7.30pm Jan 23 in the Lecture Room, Lewes Town Hall (Fisher Street entrance).

LEWES Riverside Club, Police and Fire Service by PC McNaon, 2pm Jan 23, at St Thomas’ church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.


MID Sussex Ramblers, Poynings, Devils Dyke and Fulking, 4.5 miles with Jim G 01444 246206. Meet at the Royal Oak, Poynings, 10am Jan 24.

Pulborough Village Market. Pulborough Village Hall, 9am to 12.30pm. Always the fourth saturday of the month (except August). Like us on Facebook.

St. Peter’s Church: Chailey Open Day 10am to 4pm. Come and view the re-ordering and updating of our church facilities, including our new state-of-the-art kitchen. This will be officially opened at 12pm by a well-known local TV and radio comedian. Hear about our exciting plans for the coming year. There will be entertainment throughout the day and refreshments available. For further information contact Nicola Lack on 01825 721107.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Downland Dawdle, 10 mile moderate walk. Meet at Bede’s School, Dukes Drive, Eastbourne, 10am Jan 25.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Jack and Jill Circular, 7 miles with Jill 01273 480167. Meet at Jack and Jill Windmills car park, Clayton, 10am Jan 25.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Arundel, 9.5 miles some long gentle climbs. Meet near the new museum in Mill Road, Arundel 10am Jan 25.

THE Sussex Wedding Fayre from 11am Jan 25 at The Hawth Theatre, Crawley (01293) 553636.


TALK: Life Writing and The Writing Life by Blake Morrison at Pelham House, Lewes 8pm Jan 26. Tickets from mondayliterarysociety.co.uk or Bow Windows Bookshop.


Lewes Favourites English Dance Tunes practice sessions, Elephant & Castle, White Hill (01273 476757, www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org): Fourth Tuesday of the month from 8pm to 11pm at the Elephant & Castle for any instrument, any standard, readers and by-ear players. We publish the famous Lewes Favourites Tune Books. Volume 2 is out now. Full details are on the club website. Free entry.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Southwater Circular, 10 miles with Peter J 01403 713719. Meet at Southwater Country Park car park, 10am Jan 27 (please bring picnic lunch).

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, The Gods of Mount Olympus by Helen Poole, 7.30pm Jan 27 at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford.

TEA Dance at the Winter Garden, Eastbourne 01323 412000, 2pm-5pm Jan 27.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, We May See Eeeyore, 10.5 mile moderate walk. Meet at Gills Lap car park on B2026 south of Chuck Hatch, 10am Jan 28.

DANCE: Social Ballroom and Latin American dance classes with the Livewires (dance school patron – Anton du Beke). Wednesday nights, Oakmeeds Community College, Station Road, Burgess Hill. Relaxed and fun dance classes running from 7.30pm to 9pm. Three classes for beginners, improvers and intermediates plus a joint practice session. Call 01273 562996, email sarah@livewireschoolofdance.co.uk or visit www.livewireschoolofdance.co.uk.

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

TALK: From Inspiration to Publication by local children’s writers and illustrators at Lewes Town Hall Lecture Room, 7.30pm for 8pm Jan 28. Free event.

TEA Dance at Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing 01903 206206, 2pm-4.30pm Jan 28.


POLEGATE Ramblers, Leisurely Walk: Panoramic Views, 2 miles with John W 489228. Meet Polegate High Street Bus 51, 9.47am to Eastbourne or meet at Lifeboat Museum at 10.45am to Holywell, Jan 29. Mayfield and Coggins Mill, 4.25 miles with Sue and Crow 486400; or, January Walk and Winter Warmer, 9 miles with Jayne 500855. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am Jan 29.

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