What’s on - March 29 2013



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Jack Dee, March 30.


Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, March 29-31; Alan Francis Expands, 8pm March 29; Funny Women: Brighton Nights, 8pm March 30.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Charity Chuckle, 8.30pm April 2.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Barnstormers Comedy Club, April 5


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: Jo Brand Stands Up For Hastings Pier, 8pm March 30.


The Capitol (01403 750220): Jim Davidson The Legend Continues, April 5



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Claire Martin with The Montpellier Cello Quartet, 8pm March 31.


Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Alfie Boe, 6.30pm March 30.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Organ Recital with Michael Maine, 3pm April 2.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Besford Colliery Band, 3pm March 31; Best Friends Forever, April 4; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Tchaikovsky, April 6; Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham. April 8


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: The Gemini Duo, 2pm March 30.


St Leonard’s Church Hall: Seaford Choral Society – Good Friday Concert, 7pm March 29. Open to all who enjoy singing. Details (01323) 492791.



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Herbie Flowers’ Jazz Breakfast, 11am March 31.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Mod For It, 11pm March 30; Manu Delago Handmade, 8pm April 2; Gerry McAvoy’s Band of Friends, 7.30pm April 4.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Tom Hannay, March 29; DigiTune Presents: A music based event connecting acoustic music with the audience, 8pm April 1; Benefit Scum Britain, 8pm April 3; Dan Shears, 8pm April 4.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: The Howlin’ Blues Band at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon March 30; Thorntree, 7.45pm March 30 (tickets 0845 680 1926).


Shots Bar, Albion Way: Acoustic Nights @ Shots, every Sunday 8pm.

The Capitol (01403 750220): Oliver!, April 9-13


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Jellyhead, 8pm March 29; Adam Piggott plus Jayne Freeman, 3pm March 31.

The Royal Oak, Station Street: Folk at The Royal Oak – The Askew Sisters, 8pm April 4.


Royal British Legion, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Singers and Musicians Night, 7.45pm March 29.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613/532072: Steeleye Span, 7.30pm March 31.



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels, 2.30pm/7pm March 30; Rumpelstiltskin, noon/3pm March 30; The Victorian in the Wall, 7.30pm April 2/3.

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place (01273) 746118: Boston Marriage, 7.45pm March 30-April 6 (not Sun).

Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: Abigail’s Party, 7.45pm April 1-6 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Art of Dance, 7.30pm March 27-30 (Sat 2.30pm); The Irish House Party! 7.30pm April 1; English Touring Opera, 7.30pm April 2/3; Best Friends Forever, 6.30pm April 4.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: American Superslam Wrestling, 6pm March 29.


The Capitol (01403 750220): The Wiz, April 3-4, The Boy At The Edge of The Room, April 3; Chris & Pui Roadshow, April 5; An Evening With The Stars From ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, April 6


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: That’ll Be The Day Tour 2013, 7.30pm March 30; The Rattonians You Group present Fame the Musical, 7.30pm April 3-6 (Thurs Sat mat 2.30pm).

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Losing The Plot, 7.45pm April 4-6 (Sat mat 2.30pm).


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613/532072: Best Friends Forever - The Ultimate Kidz Pop Party, 6.30pm April 1; Milkshake! Come Out To Play, 1pm/3.30pm April 2.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7.30pm March 30; Esmeralda (recorded transmission) 4pm March 31.


EASTER Holiday Fun at Penshurst Place and Gardens, March 29-April 14. Easter Trail daily from 10.30am; craft workshop daily, noon-4pm; Easter Bank Holiday Tales, three showings from 2pm March 31/April 1.


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

EASTER Dance Day at the Winter Garden, Eastbourne (01323) 412000. Coffee Dance 1.15pm-12.30pm; Tea Dance, 2pm-4.30pm; Gala Evening 7.30pm-11.15pm.

HANDS on History at Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven from 10.30am March 30/April 1.

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

THE April Fool’s Weekend Lecture with Dr Bramwell - Pranks and Mischief, 7.30pm March 30 at Brighton Dome (01273) 709709.


BRIGHTON Curious Market, from noon March 31 at Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171.

Easter Ballroom Dance. The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill. RH15 9NN. Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dancing. 8.00pm. Doors open 7.45pm. £8.00. Large wood sprung floor, soft lighting and Bar. Free parking at Waitrose after 6.00. Pay at door. Enquiries 07767 411115, 01444 248926.

NUTLEY Windmill, Crowborough Road, open March 31, 2pm-5.30pm.

OPEN Day at the new youth hostel, YHA South Downs near Beddingham, 10am-4pm March 31. Hog roast, Easter egg hunt and children’s crafts at the converted 13th century farmhouse formerly known as Itford Farm. New Courtyard Cafe also open for cakes and refreshments.

SUSSEX Horse Rescue Trust Easter Open Day at Hempstead Farm, Hempstead Lane, Uckfield (01825) 762010, 11am-4pm March 31. Horse and pony rides, Easter raffle and tombola, sponsored animals parade, horsemanship demonstrations, refreshments, barn shop and teas, various stalls.

WALK March 31. Mid Sussex Ramblers, A Downland Ramble, 6.5 miles with Ann P (01273) 843850. Meet at Pyecombe Old A23 (southern end near the Plough PG), 2pm.


ALFRISTON: Alfriston School: Zumba, Mon 7.30-8.30pm. Louise 07786 425758.

HOVE: Salvation Army Hall, Conway Street: Brighton Welsh Male Voice Choir meet, 7.30-9.30pm Mondays. Details on 01273 323733 or www.brightonwelshmalevoicechoir.co.uk

JAWS ‘n’ Claws Animal Handling Sessions at Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven (01273) 517622, 1.30pm April 1.

LEWES Footpaths Group walk. Blackboys with Roy 477740. Meet at North Street car park, Lewes, 9.30am Aprl 1.

LEWES Easter Fun Runs at Lewes Leisure Centre tracks, Mountfield Road April 1 from 10.30am. Entry forms from andyjeffwalters@yahoo.co.uk.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Devil’s Dyke, 10 miles some steep hills. Meet in the Devil’s Dyke car park, 10am April 1.


ART: 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.

BRIGHTON: 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.

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

EASTBOURNE Local History Society talk, Hotel Life by Neil Kirby and Paul James at St Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street, Eastbourne, 2.45pm April 2. Visitors and guests £1.

COOKSBRIDGE: Beechwood Hall, Beechwood Lane: Every Tuesday 10am-noon, Bumps and Babies Drop-in group. Meet other parents, soft flooring and toys for babies. More info lewesparentssupport@nct.org.uk 08442436187.

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

LEWES: The Group, a club for unattached men and women aged 45+, meets in Lewes on the first Tuesday evening of every month. Also at Haywards Heath, Brighton, Horsham and Worthing. Walking, eating out, sport, arts & music, theatre, travel. Not a dating agency, but an opportunity to make new friends doing the things you enjoy. www.thegroup.org.uk.

PORTSLADE: 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

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


BEACHY Head Ramblers walk, Downland Views Around Alfriston and the Cuckmere, 12 miles with Colin W (picnic/pub stop) 01323 647665. Meet at South Hill Barn car park, Seaford 10.30am April 3.

BIG Art Club: Urban Art Days at De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (01424) 229111, April 3-5.

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


EASTER Craft Workshop at Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven (01273) 517622, 11.30am/12/45pm/2.15pm/3.30pm April 4.

HAMMER and tongue hosted by rosy Carrick, 7.30pm April 4 at Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton 0845 293 8480.

PREMIER League Darts 2013 at Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515, 6pm April 4.

POLEGATE Ramblers, Leisurely Walk: Sharnfold (Farm Trail and Lakes) approx 2.5 miles with Geoff 486901. Bus 54 Polegate High Street 9.29am, April 4. Exceat Circular, 4.5 miles with June 486362; Or Chalvington With Ripe, 8.5 miles, picnic or pub lunch, with Angela 504280. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am April 4.



ONCA Gallery, 14 St George’s Place, onca.org.uk: Our Time In Ice, until May .31.


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: I Remember – Or Do I? - Brenda May. 10.30am-4pm Mon-Sat, noon-4pm sun, March 30-April 7.


Riverside Studio, Haven Farm, High Street: Annual Exhibition, part of the Eastbourne festival Open Houses, noon-5pm March 30/31, April 1/6/7/13/14.