What’s on - January 9 2015



Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, Jan 9-11/15; The Twedward Show, 8pm Jan 9; Andrew Lawrence: Reasons to Kill Yourself, 8pm Jan 15.



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, 2.45pm Jan 11.


Cranleigh School, Horseshoe Lane (tickets@cranleigh.org): Lunchtime Organ Recital. Guest recitalist Dr Anthony Gritten, Head of Undergraduate Programmes at the Royal Academy of Music. Admission free, £5 donation welcomed. 12.45pm, Jan 13; 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..


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Chris Hatton with Yukiko Shinohara and Soraya Vermeulen, 2.45pm Jan 11.



Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Local Artists Showcase, Fri/Sat 10am-4pm Jan 9-31.


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.


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.



Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Too Darn Soulful, 11pm Jan 9; Welcome to Jonnyland, 9pm Jan 10.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Synergy, Jan 9; Story Telling, 5.30pm Jan 12.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo, 7.45pm Jan 15.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Pocketsize, 10am Jan 10. Free entry.


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Brighton Soul Review, 8pm Jan 9; The Diablos, Jan 10; Outlaw, 3pm Jan 11.

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Wassail! 8pm Jan 10.

Lewes Saturday Folk Club, Elephant & Castle, White Hill (01273 476757, www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org): Wassail by candlelight and firelight. Bring songs and tunes for winter and the turn of the year. Fruity, rum-soaked Twelfth Cake and a wassail bowl of hot spiced old ale will be served. Bring a twig of your own apple tree to be wassailed at this special indoor ceremony. £4, 8pm to 11pm, Jan 10; 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 – Mike Reinstein, 8pm Jan 9.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: The Classic Rock Show 2015, 7.30pm Jan 15.



Brighton Centre 0844 8471515: Holiday on Ice, Jan 6-11.

The Emporium, 88 London Road, www.emporiumbrighton.com: Sleeping Beauty, Dec 5-Jan 17.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Robin Hood and His Merry Women, Jan 10-18; Mid-Summer Nights Dream, 10.30am/1.30pm Jan 15.


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: TARGET Dance: Bodies in Motion, 7pm Jan 9; Dirty Dancing, Jan 13-24.

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Beauty and the Beast, until Jan 11.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Open Stage Night, 7.30pm Jan 8.


Clair Hall (01444 455440): Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood. The 72nd panto for The Weald Theatre Group and £5, Jan 13-17.


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.


LEWES Riverside Club, Story of Winterbourne Stream by Alan Pilfold, 2pm Jan 9 at St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

BHLHS TALK: Farewell to Keymer Brick and Tile Works. A Talk by Fred Avery with photographs by Phil Dennett. 8pm at The Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill. Members £1, visitors £3 to include refreshments. All Welcome.


FREE presentation, Appreciate More with Your Hearing and Eastbourne Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 2pm Jan 10. Free entry.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Bevendean to Lewes Linear, 5 miles with Paula 07919 198047. Meet at Hyde Business Park, Auckland Drive, Bevendean, 10.30am Jan 10.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Butts Brow and Beyond, 10 miles. Meet at Butts Brow car park, Willingdon, 10am Jan 11.

LEWES Footpaths Group, Downs North of Lewes, 6.5 miles with Vivien 07771 774492. Meet at North Street car park, Lewes, 9.30am Jan 11.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Upper Lodge Circular, 5.5 miles with John 01444 483860. Meet at Upper Lodge car park, Ditchling Road, 10.30am Jan 11.

SUSSEX Pathfinders, Lewes, 9 miles Downland climbs and level. Meet in left hand of County Hall car park, Lewes, 10.30am Jan 11.


LEWES History Group talk, Sussex Industrial History: A different perspective by Geoffrey Mead, 7pm Jan 12 at the King’s Church Building, Brooks Road, Lewes. £3/£2 leweshistory.org.uk

SUSSEX Family History Group meeting, Family Photos of WW1 by Jayne Shrimpton, 7.30pm Jan 12 at the Luxford Day Centre, Uckfield.


Concertinas Anonymous: Elephant & Castle, White Hill (01273 476757, www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org): Free session from 8pm to 11pm on the second Tuesday of the month at the Elephant & Castle for any concertina system and any standard. Full details are on the club website.

LEWES Footpaths Group Stroll with Bert 01273 473052. Meet at North Street car park, Lewes, 10.30am Jan 13.

LEWES History Group talk, Ale and Hearty: Brewing in Lewes over 2000 years by Dr Sam Carroll, 7.30pm Jan 13 at the King’s Church Building, Brooks Road, Lewes. £3/£2 leweshistory.org.uk

MID Sussex Ramblers, Downland Circular from Southwick, 9 miles with Sue 01825 722135. Meet at north end of Upper Kingston Drive, Southwick, 10am Jan 13.

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

TEA Dance at the Winter Garden, Eastbourne 01323 412000, 2pm Jan 13.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Firle Beacon, Bishopstone, Bo-Peep Circuit, 11 miles. Meet at Firle Beacon car park, 10am Jan 14.

LEWES Footpaths Group Pre-prandial Stroll, Buxted, 4.5 miles with Graham 01273 472678. Meet at North Street car park, 9.30am Jan 14. New Year Lunch at Buxted Park Hotel, 12.30pm for 1pm Jan 14. Contact Vivien 07771 774492.

MID Sussex Ramblers talk, Lewes to Lands End by David Lang at Haywards Heath Town Hall, 7.30pm for 8pm Jan 14.

Pursuits 4U: Singing and dancing. 2pm to 4pm, Rottingdean Village Hall.

SEAFORD Stamp Club, Members Night showing stamps with the letters S, T, U, 7.15pm for 7.30pm Jan 14 at Crossway Church Hall, Steyne Road. All stamp collectors welcome. Tel: 01323 872226 www.sefordstampclub.co.uk.

SUSSEX Family History Group meeting, The Iron Industry in the Weald C16th-C19th by Jeremy Hodgkinson, 7.30pm Jan 14 at the Ventnor Hall, Hove.

TALK: Uckfield and Lewes Decorative and Fine Arts Society, Edwardian Opulence: Portraiture of John Singer Sargent by Claire Walsh, 2.30pm Jan 14 at Uckfield Civic Centre. New members and guests welcome.


LECTURE, Edward Reeves: Stories Seen Through a Glass Plate by Brigitte Lardinois, 7.45pm Jan 15 at Lewes Town Hall. Friends of Lewes event, £3, free for members.

POLEGATE Ramblers, Clockwise Round Hailsham 4.5 miles with Geoff 840025; or, Winter Mystery Walk, 8 miles with Dave D 845107. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am Jan 15.

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

TALK, Introduction to Transcendental Meditation at the Friends Meeting House, Lewes, 7.30pm Jan 15.