What’s On - July 22

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Drusillas Park (01323) 874100: Zoolympics Challenge Day, July 26; Ben and Holly, July 27.

The Barn, Much Ado Books, High Street: Voice of BBC’s Masterchef India Fisher and violinist Adi Brett, readings and music, 1.30pm July 28.


Michelham Priory: Family Archaeology Day, 10.30am-4pm July 27.


The Reid Hall: Car Boot Sale, 10am-2pm July 24. To book a pitch contact 01323 833775.


The Basement (01273) 699733: Participants for research and development on: Nothing. Cloud Clock Love, July 23/24.

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


Beechwood Hall, Beechwood Lane: Cheeky Monkeys Tea Party hosted by the National Childbirth Trust, 10am-12.30pm July 26. Come and join other local parents with babies and toddlers.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Drama Summer School, 10am-4pm July 25-29.


The Drive Pub, Victoria Drive: Eastbourne Storytellers - Feast of Fables, 7.30pm July 27. All welcome.

Train Station: Bicycle ride – Birling Gap Circular, three hours with Dave Morgan and Adrian Harrison, National Trust, 11am July 24. Pre booking essential 01323 423923.

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: Tea Dance, 2-5pm July 26.


The Tiger: Long Man Morris Men with guests Hunters Moon, 8pm July 22.


Frog Firle Farm: Young Dragonfly Spotters Day with National Trust and Sussex branch of Dragonfly Society, 11am July 27. Pre booking essential 01323 423923.


Railway Station: Bicycle ride – Low Weald Meander, six hours with Maxine Mears 01342 719850, 10.30am July 23.


21 Cranedown (01273) 476832: Kids Summer Holiday Art Club, 9.30am July 25-Aug 18. (7-14yrs) four mornings each week.

Christ Church, Prince Edwards Road: Holiday Club, 10am-12.30pm July 27-29. Register 01273 813048.


Blank Studios and Gallery, 108 North Street: Expanded Dance Space Workshop and Lab, 11am-5pm July 23/30; Expanded Dance Space Open Residency, July 27/29.


Raystede: Whiskers and Wet Noses, discovery day about animal senses, 10am July 26; Horses for 8-12yr olds, 10am July 28.

Village Hall: Lewes Footpaths Group Quiz Evening with ploughman’s supper, 7pm July 28. Contact Gill 479088.


Seven Sisters Country Park: Holiday Club, Wild Woodies Summer Camp, Out and About in the Woods, 7-11yrs, with Sussex Wildlife Trust, 10.30am July 28. Pre booking essential 01273 497561.


Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (01243) 811348: Wonderful Wednesdays 11am-4pm July 27/ Aug 3/10/17/24/31. Children’s activities during the summer holidays. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Penshurst Place: Games From the Past, noon-4pm July 23/24.



De la Warr Pavilion Galleries 1 and 2 (01424) 229111: Catherine Yass, 10am-6pm until Sept 4.


Brighton Media Centre Gallery, Friese-Greene House, 15-17 Middle Street: Surface, an exhibition of paintings, 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat/Sun, July 26-31.

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Cafe Balcony: Rob Silverstone, Faces of Brighton, until Sept 18.


The Hawth Theatre Foyer (01293) 553636: Adele Gibson, until July 30.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: The Goodies and Some Untold Kapers, until July 27.


Arts Hut (01323) 831831: Garden Party. Paintings, ceramics and sculpture by nine local artists, 9am-5pm Wed-Fri, 9am-1pm Sat until Aug 20.

Lime Cross Nursery (01323) 833229: Sculpture In The Garden, sculpture by seven local artists, until Aug 7.


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane (01273) 487744: Platinum, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, until July 21; Hop Show, Open Exhibition, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, July 27-Aug 7.



Village Hall: Arlington Art Group, untutored and informal, all ages and abilities, 7-9pm Thursdays. More information from 01323 485153.


Hotel: Birling Gap Safety Boat Association meets on the first Thurs of every month. Call 07884 101 505 or come down and speak to the crew.


Coachwerks, 19 Hollingdean Terrace: Community Caff, 10am-1pm Saturdays; Capoeira, 7.30pm Mondays; Stray Signals, 7pm first Tuesday of the month; Contemporary Dance, 6.30pm Wednesdays.

Fiddler’s Elbow, 11 Boyces Street: QUIZness Time, 8pm Tuesdays.

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

Leconfield, 116/117 Edward Street: Tuesday Teaser (Quiz), Tuesdays 9pm; MiTunes, 8pm Saturdays; Boozy Bingo, 6pm Sundays.

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

Sidewinder, 66 Upper St James Street: Open Mic Night, Tuesdays; The Sidewinder Garden Quiz, 8pm Wednesdays.

The Cornerstone, 2-6 Elm Grove: It’s Almost a Quiz, Wednesdays 7.30pm-10pm.

The Old Cells Police Museum, Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew’s Square: Escorted tours Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10.30am. To book tel: 01273 291052. Tours free, but donations greatly appreciated.


St Paul’s Catholic College, Jane Murray Way: The Sussex Harmonisers, male Barbershop chorus, rehearse every Tuesday 7.30–10.15pm. If you like to sing, you’ll find it fun to sing with us and you don’t have to be able to read music. New voices (Baritones and Tenors especially) are always welcome so just come along and see what goes on; ring Brian Beglin on 01273 553102 for more details; or take a look at our website, www.sussexharmonisers.org.uk


Village Hall: Village Hall Market, first Saturday of every month 10am-noon. Fresh produce, usual craft stalls. More info 01435 863795.


Kip McGrath Tuition Centre: Revision classes in Maths, English and Science. For details call 01892 611599.


United Reformed Church hall, Upperton Road: Concentus Chorale. Rehearsals Mondays, 7.30-9.45pm. For details ring 01323 643358 email supergran009@aol.com


Inn on the Park: Live Jazz with the Chicago Jazzmen, 8.30pm every Thurs.


Summerheath Hall, Summerheath Road: Old Time Dancing, Wednesdays 7.30pm-10pm, £2 per evening incl refreshments. Details from Edna 01323 847506 or Dave 500180.


Village Hall: Village Hall Market, second Saturday of every month 10am-noon. Fresh produce, usual craft stalls. More info 01323 811286.


All Saints Arts Centre, Friars Walk: Oyster project Drop In and Community Cafe, every Wednesday 11.30am-2.30pm. Home cooked hot lunch with veggie option, snacks.

Crown Court bus stop: In and Out of Twittens, tours around Lewes High Street finding bits not in the guide books, 11am/2.30pm Wednesdays, June-Sept, £3.50. Details (01323) 890179.

Dairy Studio: Young artists (11+) and little artists (8+) paint in a professional art studio, alternate Sundays in term time, call Susie 858438/www.dairystudio-art courses.

Elephant and Castle (upstairs): Concertinas Anonymous, informal sessions for concertina players, 8pm second Tues evening of the month. Admission free.

Hesketh Potteries: Painting on Pots, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Adults and children welcome. Call Chris 01273 487150 or just pop in.

Lewes FC: Five week Health and Lifestyle Information Course, Tuesdays 10.30am-12.30pm. £2 per session.

South Malling Parish Church: Sussex Harmony, a small group of singers and instrumentalists perform the music of old rural England and America. Practices Thursdays 8-10pm. Try it out with a friendly, enthusiastic group. Ring Paula Arthur 01435 830934 and get lots more details from www.sussexharmony.org.uk

The Pelham Arms (01273) 476149: DJ Task Saturday Safari, every week from 8pm.

The Tetley Hut, Ham Lane: Lewes Sea Cadets, 6.45-9.15pm Tuesdays, for boys and girls aged 12-18. Sailing, canoeing, barbecues, national vocational qualifications and much more. Contact Heather Wells 01273 487234 or email tsdefiance.lewes@btinternet.com


Hillcrest Centre, Hillcrest Road: Newhaven Community Choir – new choir for Newhaven. £5 a session, first session is free, 7-9pm. No need to read music of have previous singing experience, just come along. For details/ bookings ring Stella Clifford 01273 611861.


Castle Car Park: The Pevensey Ghost Walk with Robert Stevens Bassett, every Saturday, 7.30pm.

The Bay Hotel, 2 Eastbourne Road (01323) 768645: The Big Jazz, new weekly Jazz Night, every Tuesday 8-10.45pm. Free entry.


Blank Studios and Gallery, 108 North Street: Into the Wild Centre of Creativity, 5.45-7.45pm Tuesdays. Contact 07757 747 027 or evaweaver@talk21.com


St Mary’s Room, Ringmer Village Hall: Lewes District Art Club meets 2-4pm every Tuesday for a varied programme of demonstrations and workshops. New members welcome. Phone 01273 812316.


Cradle Hill School, Lexden Road (01323) 492791: Seaford Choral Society rehearsals. There is no audition. Mondays in November.

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.

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.


The Crown House, 57 Marina: Jazz Night with Duncan J Reeks and band Bop2Bossa, 8.30pm Tues. Admission free. More information at www.bop2bossa.com


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

Luxford Centre: Uckfield Art Group, Tuesdays 7pm-9pm. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere www.uckfieldartgroup.co.uk or ring 01825 765021.


Village Hall: Embroidery workshop, Tues 1-3pm. Contact Wendy Connor for information 01273 479351.


Easy Exercise (Extend). Gentle movement to music, specially formulated for older people and those with disabilities. Have fun whilst you improve your mobility, strength and balance. Sessions at several venues in the Eastbourne district and Seaford. To join, ring Sandria 01273 514152.



St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Cash Carriers in Shops by Andrew Buxton, 2pm July 22; Sussex Air Ambulance by Richard Draycott, 2pm July 25.



Setfords Field, South Street: Evening Stroll Around Markstakes Common with Thyone Outram, LDC, 7.30pm July 27.


Village Hall car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Ditchling and streat Circular, 4 miles with Bernard and Barbara 01273 844840, 7.30pm July 27.


Birling Gap: Smugglers Ahoy, one mile with National Trust wardens, 1.30pm July 28.

St Bede’s School: Beachy Head Ramblers – An Evening on The Downs, 5 miles with Valerie and Norman 01323 646286, 7pm July 28.


Cuckoo Trail car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – World’s End, six miles with John and Esther 01323 503239, 10am July 23.


High Street car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Three Cups Circular, 13 miles with Richard W 07799 752725, 10am July 24.


Brook Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Hurstpierpoint with Wolfgang 470285, 9.30am July 24.

Railway Station front entrance: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Lewes Circular, 4.5 miles with Les 01273 846995, 10.30am July 24.


Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Woodland, Streams and Days of Steam, 4.5 miles with Sue T 482441, 9.30am July 28; Up and Down with Jack and Jill and Back in Time For Tea, 10 miles picnic only with Sue and Aled 484723, 9.30am July 28.


Drove Avenue/Falmer Road car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Woodingdean Circular, 6 miles with Bernard and Barbara 01273 844840, 10.30am July 23.