What’s on - May 1 2015



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Stewart Francis: Pun Gent Tour, 8pm May 2.


Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: A General Guide to Existence…and Stuff, 3.30pm May 2; David James, Baby-Boomer, 6pm May 2; Krater Comedy Club, May 2; The Maydays Present: The Fringe Show, 8pm May 2; Bent Double, 7.30pm May 3; Jonny and The Baptists Rock The Vote, 6.45pm May 4, 8.15pm May 5; Kernow King: Minority Rapport, 9pm May 4; New Act Night, 8pm May 6.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: Jimmy Jones, 7.30pm May 1.


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Comedy Night, 8pm May 7. Darius Davies, Stefano Paolini, John Fothergill and MC David Mounfield.



St Mary’s Church, London Road: Third Annual Concert of choral and instrumental music given by Ardingly Prep School Chamber Choir and Friends. 7.30pm, May 8. Tickets £5 on the door on the evening. Refreshments following the concert. Proceeds will go towards restoration works at St Mary’s. Enquiries 01444 811249.


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Fringe Events: Laura Snowden and tom Ellis, 1pm May 5; Louisa Alder and James Baillieu, 1pm May 6; Huw Wiggin and James Sherlock, 1pm May 7.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Sam Chara The Soprano Diva, 8.30pm May 3/4.


Glyndebourne: Fringe Event 01273 709709: Stephen Hough piano, 3pm May 3.


All Saints Church: Fringe Event 01273 709709: Bach Solo Violin, Isabelle Faust, 5.30pm part 1, 8.30pm part 2, May 4.



Circus Street Market: Fringe Events: Gauge (Melbourne), May 2-24; Erode, May 2-24; Water Matters, Gauge Meets Biosphere, May 16/17.

The Regency Town House: Fringe Events: Nathan Coley, Portraits of Dissension, Wed-Sun noon-6pm May 2-24.

University of Brighton Gallery: Fringe Event: Rachel Kneebone Mon-Sun 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, May 2-24.


Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road 01323 451931: Three Views, Sat/Sun 11am-4pm May 2-24.

Towner, Devonshire Park, College Road: Our Place: Annual Schools Exhibition 2015, Tues-Sun 10am-5pm (Bank Holiday Mons 10am-5pm) March 27-May 31.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Pippa Oliphant Art Exhibition, 10am-4pm Fri/Sat, April 3-May 2; Sally Chinkel Art Exhibition, Fri/Sat 10am-4pm May 8-30.


St. Laurence Church: Bethany to Jerusalem. An exhibition of contemporary Christian-inspired artwork. paintings, woodcarvings, prints, collages, charcoal drawings and a site-specific work made by land artist Philippa Snell. Other artists taking part include Ann d’Arcy Hughes, Alison Milner-Gulland, Sue Nunn, and Mary Beaney. 11am-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays until May 2.



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Diane Cluck, 8pm May 4.


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Fringe Events: Catapluf’s Musical Journey, 10.30am/1pm May 3.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Ultimate Power, 11pm May 1; Synthology, 11pm May 2; Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione, 8pm May 4; Flamenco with alma Gitana, 8pm May 6; Africa Unite, May 7.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: The George Kypreos Band, 9pm May 1; Eurovision, 8pm May 2; Firefly Burning, 8.30pm May 7.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Stray Dogs, 10am May 2.


The Jolly Tanners, Handcross Road, Staplefield: Steve Winchester – a great singer-songwriter, 8.30pm, May 1; The Chicago Thieves – brilliant rocking blues, 8.30pm, May 1.


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Not The Rolling Stones, 8pm May 1; Hank Wangford and Brad Breath, 8pm May 2; Outlaw, 3pm May 3.

Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: The Family of Eve, David Taylor, Tues-Sat 11am-4.30pm, Sun noon-4.30pm April 25-May 7.


British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Singers and Musicians, 8pm May 1.


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.


Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Richard Durrant: Cycling Music Lap 2, 7.30pm May 7.


Pavilion Theatre 01903 206206: We’ve Only Just Begun, 7.30pm May 2; Swinging to Victory, 3pm May 3.



Village Hall: New Sussex Opera Chorus presents The Indian queen, 7.30pm May 4 www.nso.ticketsourceco.uk or newsusssexopera.org


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Fringe Events: Beyond, 2.30pm/7.30pm May 2; 2.30pm May 3; Zoe Williams: Get it together, 5.30pm May 2. The Apple Family Plays: An Introduction May 2; That Hopey Changey Thing, 6.30pm May 2, noon May 4; Sweet and Sad, 8.45pm May 2, 2.15pm May 4; Richard Nelson in Conversation with Michael Billington, 4.30pm May 3; Sorry, 6pm May 3/4; Regular Singing, 8.30pm May 3/4. Stay-at-Home Dandy, 8.30pm May 2; Kamila Shamsie, 4pm May 3; Jackie Kay in Conversation with Ali Smith, 8pm May 3; On Liberty, 8pm May 4; The Spalding Suite, 8pm May 5/6; Carol Ann Duffy, 8pm May 5; Ruth Scurr with Erica Wagner, 8pm May 6; Boldness in the Face of a Blank Page, 7.30pm May 7; Backstage in Biscuit Land, 8pm May 7/8.

Komedia, 44-47, 0845 293 8480: Kids shows: Goldifox, 11am May 2 / 3; John Hegley: I am a Potato, 2pm May 3. John Hegley: New and Selected Potatoes, 7.30pm May 3.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Fringe Event 01273 709709: Berlin Theatre, Eerie Silence, 6pm May 1-3.

Stanmer Park: Fringe Event 01273 709709: The Company of Wolves (meet outside Stanmer Church) 8.30pm May 7-9.

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Fringe Event 01273 709709: The Lads in Their Hunderds, 8pm May 5; Lucia’s Chapters of Coming Forth by Day, 7.30pm May 7-9 (2.30pm May 9).


Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Iolanthe, 7.45pm May 5-9 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).

The Royal Hippodrome (01323) 412000: Dirty Dusting, 8pm May 2.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Friday Night is Mayors Night, 7.30pm May 1.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: Pirates Rock - Shimmie Me Timbers, 1.30pm May 2; Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs, 2pm May 3; The Ghost Train, May 4-6.


The Old Market: Fringe Event: Finger and Thumb, Small Fables, 10am/noon/2pm May 4; Flying Eye, Glow (performance for babies and toddlers) May 6/7.


All Saints Centre, Friars Walk: New Sussex Opera Chorus, The Indian Queen Opera, 7.30pm May 3. Details www.newsussexopera.com.


Village Hall: Newick Amateur Dramatic Society presents Prescription For Murder, May 6-9. Doors open 7.15pm curtain up 8pm. Box office 01825 722359/01825 722985 newickdrama.org.


Meridian Centre: Peacehaven Players present Nunsense – The Mega Musical, 7.30pm. May 7 to 9. Plus 2.30pm on May 9. To book tickets call 01273 681 861 or visit www.peacehavenplayers.co.uk.


Community Centre: Polegate Community Association Drama Group present Party Piece, May 6-8. Tickets available from Archer and Partners, 48 High Street, Polegate 01323 483348 or polegatedramagroup.co.uk


Assembly Hall Theatre, Crescent Road (01892) 530613: La Triviata, 7.30pm May 1; Madama Butterfly, 7.30pm May 2; The Tiger Who Came To Tea, May 3/4; Sally Morgan, 7.30pm May 5.


Pavilion Theatre 01903 206206: 35th Anniversary Gala presented by Vienna Festival Ballet, 7.30pm May 6.

The Denton, Marine Parade 01903 206206: The Carry On comedy dinner show, 7.30pm May 7.


LEWES Riverside Club, AGM plus tea, scones and discussion, 2pm, May 1, at St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

The Ultra Club: 8pm, £5 on door. Hassocks Hotel, Hassocks. DJs playing vinyl 45s. Rock ’n’ roll, ska, northern soul and motown among others. Just come along or more info available on theultraclub@btinternet.com.


GRAND Jumble Sale at Laughton Parish Hall from 10.30am, May 9. Refreshments available.

MID Sussex Ramblers, North from Lindfield, 4.5 miles with John 01444 483860. Meet at Hickman’s Lane Playing Fields car park, Lindfield, 2pm, May 2.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Pooh’s Ashdown Forest, 8 miles undulating. Meet at Gill’s Lap car park 11am.

VE Day Dinner at Lewes Town Hall (01273 471469), 7pm, May 2.

VOLUNTEERS Weekend at Pells Pool, Lewes, 10am-4pm May 2/3.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Rhododendron Ramblers, moderate 12.5 mile walk. Meet at Street Lane in Ardingly, 10am, May 3.

HAZE of Bluebells: Walks for Well-Being, noon, May 3, at Chailey Wood. £8/£6 please bring picnic lunch. Contact solesandsouls.co.uk.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Hurstpierpoint Bluebell Circular, 5.5 miles with Paul 01273 831320. Meet at Trinity Road car park, Hurstpierpoint, 10.30am, May 3.

RUN Wild in Bluebell Wood, a social running event. Meet at East Chiltington Church, 11am, May 3. Details at runwildsouthdowns.co.uk.


Dance: Mondays, Westmeston Parish hall, Lewes Road, Hassocks. Sequence dance class 7.30-8.30pm.

RUN Wild South Downs – Dusk on The Downs, social running event, 7.45pm, May 4. Meet at Landport Bottom, Lewes. Details at runwildsouthdowns.co.uk.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Billingshurst Station, 9 miles gently undulating, fields and woods. Meet in Billingshurst Railway Station car park, 10am, May 4.


MID Sussex Ramblers, Chanctonbury and Cissbury Circular, 10 miles with peter 01403 713719. Meet at Chanctonbury car park, 10am May 5. Please bring picnic lunch.

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

TEA Dance at the Winter Garden, Eastbourne, 01323 412000, 2pm-5pm, May 5.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Will There Be Bluebells? Moderate 11 miles. Meet at Lay-by opposite Arlington Reservoir, 10am, May 6.

Evolution Brass: Training band, Burgess Hill School for Girls, 6.30pm, Wednesday evenings. All brass instruments from trumpet to tuba. Any age/standard. Learn all aspects of playing in a group. Fun but structured ensemble rehearsals with an end of term concert to family and friends to show what has been achieved. All music, tuition and refreshments provided. Call 01273 493469 or email sianbuss@aol.com.

FLOWERS: The Burgess Hill Flower Club meets at the Cyprus Road Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill, on the first Wednesday of each month except August, when they have a garden party. Doors are open at 1.30pm for 2pm. Linda Brayne will demonstrate. Her title is ‘Celebration Senses’ and the competition will be easier to interpret as it is called simply ‘Celebration’. There will be five or six arrangements, which will be raffled afterwards.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Bluebells in Butchers Wood, 3 miles with Les. Meet at Hassocks Station East Side, 7pm, May 6.

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


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Warbleton Walk, moderate 5 miles. Meet at Horsham High Street car park, 6.30pm, May 7.

DANCE: Thursdays. Memorial Hall, Old London Road, Patcham. Beginners Argentine Tango. 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Ballroom/Latin Dance Class 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

POLEGATE Ramblers, All Three Barcombes, 5.5 miles with Dave and Maureen 726427; or, Port Riverside and Downland, 12 miles with Sue T 365158. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am May 7.

PURSUITS 4U Dementia Event: Arts and Crafts. Every Thursday, 2pm to 4pm at Downlands Court, Peacehaven. Contact: 07825292995.