What’s on - January 30 2015



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Ross Noble, 8pm Jan 31/Feb 1.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, Jan 30/31; Funny Women: Brighton Nights, 8pm Jan 31; Bent Double, 7.30pm Feb1.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: Jimmy Carr, 8pm Jan 30.


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Comedy Night: Marc Lucero, Darius Davies and Mystery Act. MC David Mounfield, 8pm Feb 5.


Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Sara Pascoe Vs History, 7.30pm Jan 30.


Uckfield Picture House 01825 764909: Robin Ince: Blooming Buzzing Confusion, 8pm Feb 4.



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Michael Maine (organ recital), 3pm Feb 2.


Clair Hall, Perrymount Road: Mid Sussex Sinfonia, orchestral concert with programme that includes Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 4. Supported by Folkington’s juices. Tickets £12 in advance, £14 on the door. Available from Carousel Music or the ticket secretary on 01444 411470. Feb 14.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Veronica Shoot and Roderick Dunk, 3pm Feb 1.


Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road 01903 206206: Royal Marines Association Concert Band, 3pm Feb 1.



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

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



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


Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Eight Miles High, 11pm Jan 30; JungleCakes vs Battlejam, 11pm Jan 30; Stu Larson, 7.30pm Feb 2.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Rory Ellis, 8pm Feb 4; Robert Wyatt Special, 8pm Feb 5.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: an Evening with Flanders and Swan and Tom Lehrer, 7.30pm Jan 30; Jayne Ingles and Mandy Woods, 10am Jan 31.


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

Linklater Pavilion, Railway Lane Lewes: Lou Glandfield – Doppler’s Other Effect. Fundraising concert in support of the Railway Land Wildlife Trust. Pay bar and entry is by ticket (£5) on the door or from Harvey’s shop in Cliffe High Street. 7pm, Feb 8.

Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Thin White Duke, 8pm Jan 30; Gaz Butler, 3pm Feb 1.


British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Sally Ironmonger, 8pm Jan 30.


The Red Lion, Lion Hill, Stonecross (near Eastbourne): South Coast Big Band. Big Band Specials. Every fourth Sunday of the month. Visit www.southcoastbigband.co.uk. Call 01323 761468.


Connaught Theatre, Union Place 01903 206206: Fairport Convention, 7.30pm Feb 5.



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: In Conversation: The Nakeds with David Austen and Anouchka Grose, 6pm February 5.


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Brendan Cole: A Night to Remember, 7.30pm Jan 30; West Side Story, Feb 4-8.

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Arcadia, 7.45pm Jan 30-Feb 7 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).


Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Little Shop of Horrors, 7pm Feb 5-7 (Sat mat 2.30pm).

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Professional one-man drama: Didn’t You Used to be Derek Jacobi? 7.30pm Jan 31.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: The Sooty Show, 11am/2.30pm Jan 31; Dreamboats and Miniskirts, Feb 2-7.


Lewes Little Theatre, Lancaster Street (01273) 474826: The Hound of the Baskervilles, 7.45pm Feb 4-7; Alice in Wonderland, 7.45pm Feb 6-8.


Assembly Hall Theatre, Crescent Road (01892) 530613: Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure, 1pm/4.30pm Feb 4/5.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged), 8pm Jan 31; The Turn of the Screw, 8pm Feb 5.


Connaught Theatre, Union Place 01903 206206: A Very British Murder with Lucy Worsley, 7.30pm Feb 4.


LAPTOP Clinic at Eastbourne Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road, 1pm-4pm, Jan 30. Drop in to the clinic with your laptop and a professional tech volunteer will be on hand to demonstrate how to perform essential maintenance. Free event.

LEWES Riverside Club, A Year of Wildlife Photography by Phil Winter, 2pm, Jan 30 at St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe.


Ballroom Social Dance at Croft Hall, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Burgess Hill. £5 per person on door. Includes refreshments. Ballroom, latin, jive and sequence. 8pm. Doors open 7.45pm. New dancers always welcome. Large hall with sprung floor, soft lighting, ample on-site parking. For more information call 07767 411115 or 01444 248926. Email strictlydancemagic@talktalk.net or visit www.strictlydancemagic.co.uk.

Coffee stop and produce sale: St Edwards Parish Church, Royal George Road. Burgess Hill. Church open from 9.30am to 1pm. Come along for refreshments, brunches and lunches. Also on sale home made cakes, savouries and preserves. All welcome. Admission free.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Robertsbridge Circular Walk, 5 or 6 miles with Lionel Pringle. Meet at Robertsbridge Hall, 10am or 10.30am. Followed by the Sussex Area AGM at Robertsbridge Hall, Station Road, Rogbertsbridge, 2.30pm, Jan 31 and a talk by Geoff Hutchinson on Sussex Smuggling.

PLUMPTON GREEN: Jumble sale, 2pm. Village Hall in aid of the hall. Tombola, books, teas etc.

WELLBEING and Happiness Show at Lewes Town Hall, 10am-5.30pm Jan 31/Feb 1. £4/£2 (£10 family tickets, £6 two day pass) wellbeinglewes@gmail.com.


Bi-monthly work parties, no experience needed, tools provided. 10am to 2pm. Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve. Meet in car park off Maple Drive. Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network. Contact: Mary Smith (secretary) on 01444 242667.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Balsdean Valley, 7 miles with Jill 01273 480167. Meet at Rottingdean Cliffs car park (150 yards east of Rottingdean traffic lights on A259), 10am Feb 1.

SEEDY Sunday at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, 10.30am-4.30pm Feb 1. Swap seeds you’ve saved for something new to grow this year.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Woodingdean, 10 miles classic Downland. Meet in Woodingdean car park, junction of Norton Drive and Falmer Road, 10am Feb 1.


ST MARY’S Gardening Club meeting, Ashdown Forest Through the Seasons and the Ages by Christopher Rudd, 7.45pm Feb 2 at St Mary’s Social Centre, Christie Road, Lewes.


LEWES Footpaths Group walk, Steyning, 5 miles hilly with Hilda and Graham 472678. Meet at North Street car park, Lewes, 9.30am Feb 3.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Hilaire Belloc’s Sussex, 8.5 miles with Paul J (07711 772853 on the day). Meet at Shipley Mill car park, 10am Feb 3.

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, Researching the History of Houses with Jackie Marsh-Hobbs, 7.30pm Feb 3 at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford.


LEWES and District Garden Society meeting, Sussex Gardens Trust – celebrating our garden heritage by Jim Stockwell, 7.30pm for 7.45pm at Cliffe Hall, Cliffe High Street, Lewes.

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

TEA Dance, 2pm-4.30pm Feb 4 at the Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing 01903 206206.


LECTURE: 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. ‘Secrets of a Sussex Market Town 1547 to 1947’ by Dr Janet Pennington, 2.30pm.

POLEGATE Ramblers, The Hellingly Walk, 4.5 miles with Betty 640663 and Wendy 520015; or, A Day Near the Races, 11 miles with Mike and Bridget 739722 (picnic lunch). Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, Polegate, 9.30am Feb 5.

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