What’s on - March 13 2015



The Balcombe Club, Stockcroft Road: Always Be Comedy nights. Launch night with Kerry Godliman (Channel 4’s Derek), Brett Goldstein (BBC Three’s Uncle) and Rhys James (BBC Three’s Sweat The Small Stuff). April 18, 8pm. Tickets £10 online (£11 including booking fee) or £12 on the door. www.alwaysbecomedy.com.


Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club March 13-15.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft, 8pm March 15.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Andrew Lawrence: Reasons to Kill Yourself, 8pm March 13.


Connaught Theatre, Union Place 01903 206206: (Studio) Manford’s Comedy Club, 8pm March 13..



St Andrew’s Church: Pro Musica, The St Matthew Passion by Bach, 7pm March 29. Performed in English (using an abridged version) including a spoken narration by Mary Sitwell. Tickets priced £12. For further details email Geoff Ellis at Geoffdellis@yahoo.co.uk


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: German Dances, 7.30pm March 14; Royal College of Music Wind Ensemble, 11am March 15.


St John sub Castro Church: Kantanti Concert, 3pm March 15.

Sussex Downs College, Mountfield Road: Nicholas Yonge Society, Callino Quartet, Ravel, Dutilleux, Mozart, 7.45pm March 27. £15 at the door (8 to 25yrs free) or at www.ticketsource.com.


St Leonard’s Church, Church Street: Lunchtime Concert, Julia Kemp (soprano), Rosemary Kemp (piano) 1pm March 21. Free admission with retiring collection.


Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road 01903 206206: Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra, 7.30pm March 14.



Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Philip West Art Exhibition March 6-28. This interesting artist works in two-dimensional mixed media.


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Moving It On! Wed-Sat 11am-4.30pm, Sun noon-4.30pm March 7-15.



Clayton & Keymer Royal British Legion, Woodsland Road: Easter Bank Holiday Music Festival, April 3-6. Friday, April 3: Firetones. ’50s and ’60s. Rockabilly and classic rock and roll, 8.30pm. Saturday, April 4: Rapscallion. Five decades of rock and pop, 8.30pm; Sunday, April 5: Lorelei Rock. Duo performing a tribute to ’60s and ’70s rock music, 2pm. Flaming Mo Jo’s. All the best rock, pop and soul hits of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, 8.30pm; Monday, April 6. Fat Man In Black. Starring Kevin Russell performing a Johnny Cash Tribute, 1pm. Loki. Acoustic harmony duo, 2pm. Dan Russell. Solo vocalist covering classics from the 1960s to the present day, 3.15pm. Guest entrance fees: Friday and Saturday nights, £3 per person. Sunday afternoon free. Sunday evening, £3 per person. Monday afternoon, £2 per person. This excludes members. Contact: ckrbl@btconnect.com, 01273 845829.



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Rick Wakeman, 7pm March 14.


Brighton Centre 0844 8471515: X Factor Live Tour, 6.30pm March 16/17.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Brighton and Hove Music and Arts present Sounds From the City 2015, 7pm March 16/17.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Lucky Friday, 7.30pm March 13; Eight Miles High, 9pm March 13; Champs, 8pm March 15; Lotte Mullan, 7.30pm March 18; Bimm Brighton – Live and Lyrical, 8pm March 18; Roniia, 7.30pm March 19; Radioland – Kraftwerk’s Radio-Activity Revisited, 7.30pm March 19.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: The Yellow Jackets, 7.45pm March 13; Synergy, 9pm March 13; A Night with The Daunts, 7.30pm March 14.


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Aled Jones, Songs of Hope and Inspiration, 7.30pm March 13; The Hollies, 7.30pm March 14.

The Royal Hippodrome (01323) 412000: The Johnny Cash Roadshow, March 13.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Jazz Night with Enrico Tomasso and Karen Sharp Quintet, 8pm March 13; James Asher, 10am March 14.


Hailsham Pavilion (01323) 841414: Steve Knightley, 7.30pm March 14.


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Elijah Blue, 8pm March 13; Stuart Bligh, 3pm March 15.

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Peter Collins, 8pm March 14.


British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Singers and Musicians Night, 8pm March 13.


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.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: The Platters, 7.30pm March 19.


Connaught Theatre, Union Place 01903 206206: An Evening with Ray Quinn, 7.30pm March 14.



Brighton Centre 0844 8471515: WhaleFest, March 14/15.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: I, Malvolio, Tim Crouch, 7pm March 13, 2.30pm/7.30pm March 14; Let’s Dance 2015, 7pm March 16-19; Scratch Night, 8pm March 18; Woe, presented by SICK! Festival, March 19.

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place (01273) 476118: Benefactors, March 20-28.

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Sex in Suburbia, 7.30pm March 15; Harvey, 7.45pm March 17-21 (Wed/Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).


Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: The Basil Brush Show, 11am/2.30pm March 15; Brenda Bly Teen Detective, 7.30pm March 18/19.


Lewes Little Theatre, Lancaster Street (01273) 474826: The Weir, March 21-28.


Newhaven Fort, Fort Road (01273) 517622: Home Fires, 7.15pm March 18-21.


Village Hall: Ringmer Dramatic Society presents Haywire, March 18-24. Tickets £8 from www.ticktsurce.co.uk/ringmerdramaticsociety or at Creature Comforts the pet shop in Ringmer.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: The Full Monty, 2.30pm/7.30pm until March 14.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Jekyll and Hyde, 8pm March 14; Mrs McMoon’s Teaparty, 2.30pm March 15.


Connaught Studio, Union Place 01903 206206: Simon Weston: My Life, My Story in conversation with David Fitzgerald, 7.30pm March 19.

Pavilion Theatre 01903 206206: The Government Inspector, 2pm/7.30pm March 14; Hairspray, 7.30pm March 19-21 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).,


TALK: Martyn Lewes, broadcaster discusses his life and career with Dr Harry Brunjes at Folkington Manor, near Polegate, 8pm March 13. £15-£18, dining options available. Folkingtonmanor.com 01323 483946.


GO LOCAL bill checking and energy saving day at Landport Youth Centre, Lewes, 10am-3.30pm March 14. Bring along your bills for the last year or as recently as possible. East Sussex Credit Union, SNUG and others will provide information that may be helpful if you are struggling to pay your bills. Free tea and biscuits provided. Details on 07740163590 or info@go-local.org.uk.

JUMBLE SALE: Haywards Heath lions, at King edward Hall, Lindfield. Donations of jumble appreciated. For collection please ring Gwen on 07711018479. 12pm.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Double Figure of Eight on the Downs, 9.5 miles with Paul J (07711 772853 on day). Meet at Clayton Windmills car park, 10am March 14.

PAWS and Claws Book Fair at Lewes Town Hall, 10am-4pm March 14. Entry 50p.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Slindon, 5 miles undulating. Meet at the car park in Park Lane, Slindon, south of the village centre, 10.30am March 14.


ASHDOWN Forest Poultry Club Spring Show and Sale, 11am-3pm March 22 at The Goward Hall, Cade Street. Pure breed chickens and hatching eggs for sale. Refreshments, raffle, hundreds of beautiful pure and rare breed chickens and bantams to see. An interesting day out for all the family.

BEACHY Head Ramblers, Tye-ing A Figure of Eight, 11 mile moderate walk. Meet at the Buckle car park, Seaford, 10am March 15.

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

MID Sussex Ramblers, West Grinstead Circular, 5 miles with Eric 01273 843715. Meet at West Grinstead Old Railway Station, on A272, 10am March 15.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Isfield, 10 miles fairly flat. Meet in the car park at Isfield Village playing field, 10am.


MID Sussex Ramblers, Picnic on Firle Beacon, 10.5 miles with Paul J (07711 772853 on day). Meet at Firle Village car park, 10am March 17.

PURSUITS 4U Dementia Event: Afternoon Tea Party, 2pm to 4pm, at Peacehaven Community Hall. Visit www.pursuits4u.co.uk. Contact: 07825292995 for more details.

SEAFORD Lecture and Literary Club, Victorian Medicines by Dr John Surtees, 7.30pm March 17 at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford.

TALK: Amon and Amon Henry Wilds: Local Architects and Builders C1810-1840 by Dr Sue Berry at The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton, 5.30pm March 17. Free but booking essential 01273 482349.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Punnetts Town Peramble, 10 mile moderate walk. Meet at Punnetts Town village car park, 10am March 18.

LEWES Footpaths Group, Fletching, 5.5 miles with Dave 01273 473227. Meet at North Street car park, Lewes, 9.30am March 18.

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

SUSSEX Military History Society, Canadians in Bexhill-on-Sea during the First World War by Dr Luke Flanagan, 7.30pm for 8pm March 18 at The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes.

TALK: Mid-Sussex Decorative and Fine Arts Society Lecture. ‘Sir Edwin Lutyens – the Architect with a Twinkle in His Eye’ by Lt. Col. Dick Bolton. 10.15am for 10.45am. Clair Hall, Haywards Heath. Visit www.mid-sussexdfas.org.uk.


BRIGHTON Beer and Cider Festival at Brighton Dome, March 19-21. Thurs/Fri 11am-3pm/5pm-11pm, Sat noon-10pm.

CANCER: Haywards Heath Prostate Cancer Support Group. Next open meeting 3pm and 5.30pm at the Dolphin Surgery Committee Room Butlers Green Road, Haywards Heath. The speaker will be Dr Fiona McKinna Consultant Oncologist Sussex Cancer Centre. Refreshments will be provided. Visit www.haywardsheathprostate.org.uk.

LEWES and District Enterprise Expo at Lewes Town Hall, 10am-3pm March 19. Free entry, lewesenterprise.co.uk

OPEN Mic Poetry Evening at Lewes Arms, 8.45pm March 19. oliverspoetry@hotmail.co.uk

POLEGATE Ramblers, A Stroll on Millionaires Row, 4.5 miles with David and Sheila 500877; or, Stanmer Street Circular with Tea at the End, 12.5 miles with Sue T 365158. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am March 19.

Sussex Wildlife Trust: Eastbourne Regional Group. The Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Road, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Large free car park adjacent to the Church. Illustrated talk titled ‘Badgers, Bovine Tuberculosis and Grazing’ by Dr Tony Whitbread, the Trust’s Chief Executive Officer. Admission is £2 for SWT members and £3for visitors. Tea, coffee and biscuits served during the interval (charge of 50p). Visitors are very welcome. For further information contact the secretary on 07704 839573 or e-mail secretary-swteastbourne@hotmail.co.uk.