What’s on - March 20 2015



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Jimmy Carr – Funny Business, 8pm March 24.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, March 20-22; Jo Neary and Friends, 8pm March 26; Comic Boom, 8pm March 26.



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: Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, 2.45pm March 22.


All Saints Church: Sussex Chorus presents French Sacred Music, 7.30pm March 21. £15, concessions £12, students and children under 16yrs £5. Tickets available from Ticket Manager 01444 412579, www.WeGotTickets.com and the Dome Box Office 01273 709709.


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.

Cross Way Church, Steyne Road: Corelli Ensemble, Concert of French Music with Marcel Xerri (tenor), 4pm March 22. Ticket information at corelliensemble.co.uk.,


Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road 01903 206206: Singing by The Sea, 7pm March 21; Wurlitzer Concert, 2.30pm March 22.



The Reading Room, Church Road: Buxted Art Club 30th annual exhibition. 6pm to 9pm, April 10, and 10am to 5pm, April 11.


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


The Green Tree Gallery, Borde Hill Garden: In The Garden Spring Exhibition, until April 18.


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Four. Four painters, Susan Evans, June Frickleton, Patrick O’Donnell and Adrian Walker using oil on canvas. Tues-Sat 10.30am-5pm, sun noon-5pm March 21-April 5.


Arts@theCrypt, 23, Church Street: An Abstract View. With free entry and affordable prices this exhibition is an opportunity to see a collection of work by four emerging Sussex artists. The exhibits include paintings by Norman Starley, Rosemary Newton and John Forster with textiles by Isobel Moore. Open daily from 10.30am to 5pm, April 3 to 9.



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.



Envy, 8 Marine Parade: Rock of Ages, 10pm March 21.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Jean Paul Samputu, 7.30pm March 20; Plaid, Pawnsphinx, Flint Kids and ADJ, 11pm March 20; Sepllbound, 9pm March 21; Access to Music Showcase, 7pm March 24; Jon Gomm, 7.30pm March 24; Tom Williams, 8pm March 25.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Ben Poole, 8.30pm March 25; The Catalyst Club, 8pm March 26.

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Chas and Dave, 7.30pm March 23.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Guilbert and Sullivan Society, 10am March 21; Acoustic Open Stage Night, 7.30pm March 26.

Haywards Heath

The Jolly Tanners, Handcross Road, Staplefield (01444 400335): The Newick Folk Band (with plenty of Irish tunes), 9pm, March 20; Elvis is in the Building, 9pm, April 4.


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: The Tar Babies, 8pm March 20; O’Hooley and Tidow, 8pm March 21; Mel Hayes, 3pm March 22.


British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Band of Brothers, 8pm March 20.


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, Stoke Abbott Road 01903 206206: Soul and Motown Night, 7.30pm March 20.



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Maxine Peake as Hamlet, 7.30pm March 23.


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: This Last Tempest, 7.30pm March 20/21; Penelope Retold, 7.30pm March 26.

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

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Rambert featuring Rooster the iconic dance to music by the Rolling Stones, 7.30pm March 25-28 (Thurs mat 1.30pm).

The Emporium, 88 London Road, www.emporiumbrighton.com: An Evening With Francoise Pascal, 7.30pm March 26.


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Anton and Erin, that’s Entertainment, 3pm March 21; Anything Goes, 7.30pm March 23-28 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Chinese New year Extravaganza, 7pm March 20/21 (2pm Sat); Peter Pan Goes Wrong, 7.45pm March 24-29 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm) (Sun 3pm); Room on The Broom, 10.30am/1.30pm March 26/27, 10.30am March 28/29.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: Blood Brothers, March 23-28.


Lewes Little Theatre, Lancaster Street (01273) 474826: The Weir by Conor McPherson, directed by Sandra Tomlinson, March 21-28.


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.


Connaught Theatre, Union Place 01903 206206: Oak Grove College, 7.30pm March 25/26.

Pavilion Theatre 01903 206206: University of Chichester Touring Company presents Sweet Charity, 3pm/7.30pm March 25.


ISFIELD Village Hall Open Day. Entry free. More than 25 local clubs, organisations, new activities of all kinds exhibiting. Demonstrations, refreshments, competitions. 11am to 4pm. Station Road, Isfield.

LEWES Riverside Club, Parish Pump Radio by John Henty at St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes, 2pm.


COLLECTORS and Antiques Fair for Action Medical Research for Children at Lewes Town Hall, 10am-4pm, March 21. Details from Christine Arbenz 400352.

ISFIELD Village Hall Open Day, 11am-4pm, March 21. Free event.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Classic Cuckfield, 5 miles with Paula 07919 198047. Meet at Broad Street car park, Cuckfield, 10.30am, March 21.

PRODUCE: Balcombe Village Craft Gift & Local Produce market. Victory Hall. Stockcroft Road, 10am to 2pm, free entry. Lovely stalls and produce to browse and enjoy.

Race night at Steyning Cricket Club, Charlton Street, Steyning. 7pm. First race 7.30pm. Tickets £10 to include fish and chip supper, bar, tote betting. Losing tote ticket draw for £50 voucher from Steyning Butchers. Buy and name a horse for £5. Each winning owner gets a bottle of wine.

Rustic Spring Market at Five Ashes Furniture Shop, Moyses Barn, Five Ashes, March 21 and 22. Spring into the new season with a range of arts and crafts, fresh produce, new season spring clothing and fabulous furniture. The in-house café will be serving from the seasonal menu. For more information contact Matthew on 01892 820551 or matthew.clark@hospiceintheweald.org.uk.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Stanmer Stroll, moderate 12.5 mile walk. Meet at Stanmer Park, Brighton, 10am.

BRIGHTON Records and CD Fair at the Brighton Centre from 9.30am.

EASTBOURNE Arts Circle present James Mitchell, The Life and Voice of Hollywood Star Howard Keel, 3pm, March 22, at Eastbourne College Birley Centre, Old Wish Road, Eastbourne. Tickets from 08432 895129, Tourist Information Centre or on the door.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Downland Walk, 5.5 miles with Ann P 01273 843850. Meet at Jack and Jill windmills car park on downs (turning off A273 Clayton Hill) 2pm, March 22.

SUSSEX Pathfinders, Jevington, 12 miles South Downs and along cliffs. Meet at Jevington car park, 10am.

TABLE Top Sale at the Downs leisure Centre, Seaford from 9am-noon.

TALK: A Wanderer in Doubt by Tom Walker at the Linklater Pavilion, Railway Land, Lewes, 4pm, March 22. £5.

WILDLIFE: The final 2014-15 fundraising event for the Railway Land Wildlife Trust is a presentation by Tom Walker, a pastel artist of some renown, who lives at Cooksbridge. Doors open at 3.45pm. Presentation 4-6pm (includes 20 minute interval with tea and homemade cakes). Tickets cost £5 and include refreshments. They are available in advance from Harveys’ shop in Cliffe High Street, or can be reserved online at info@railwaylandproject.org, or purchased on the door.


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. Free entry.

MID Sussex Ramblers, A forest of Deans, 8.5 miles with John 01444 483860. Meet at Drove Avenue car park (old bakery site) Woodingdean, 10am, March 24.

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

SEAFORD Lecture and Literary Club AGM, 7.30pm, March 24, at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford.

TEA Dance at the Winter Garden, Eastbourne (01323) 412000, 2pm-5pm March 24.

U3A Public Lecture, Shakespeare Puzzles, 2.30pm at Lewes Town Hall, March 24. Free event.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Around and About Butts Brow, moderate 11.5 miles. Meet at Butts Brow car park, Willingdon, 10am, March 25.

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.

THINKTANK talk and discussion, Handling a Major Emergency: The Lewes Floods of October 2000 at Christ Church, Prince Edwards Road, Lewes, 7.30pm, March 25. Free event.


POLEGATE Ramblers, Leisurely Walk: It’s Paradise, 2.5 miles with Geoff W 486901, starting at Eastbourne Library, Grove Road. Bus No 51 from Polegate Station 9.47am, March 26. Mayfield and Coggin Mill, 4.25 miles with Sue and Crow 486400; or, The Walk of a Thousand Steps, 9 miles with John F 833995. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am, March 26.

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

TALK: To the Ice Mountains of Burma by David Nelson at Kings Church, Lewes, 7.30pm, March 26. £10. Proceeds to Pestalozzi International Village Trust.