What’s on - May 23, 2014



Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: The Noise Next Door, 8pm May 22; Krater Comedy Club, May 23-25; Myra DuBois: Turning! Lady Thatcher Returns, 11pm May 23/24/30; Peter Antoniou in Comedium, 4.30pm May 24/25; Comedy Club 4 Kids, 2pm May 24; Stand Up Comedy Workshop with Jill Edwards, 1pm May 25; Sameena Zehra: Homicidal Pacifist, 7.30pm May 26/27; If These Walls Could Speak, 8pm May 27; Choose Your Own Documentary by Nathan Penlington, 8.30pm May 28/29; Comic Boom, 8pm May 29.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: The Treason Show – Festival Edition, 8pm May 22; The Treason Show – Festival Edition, 8pm May 23/24.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Jimmy Carr, 7.30pm May 23.


Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Comedy Café, 8pm May 24.



All Saints Church, Brighton (01273) 709709: Brighton Fringe Event: Elias Quartet, The Beethoven Project Part 3, 7.30pm May 23.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Fringe Event: Ashley Fripp, piano, 1pm May 23; Philharmonia Orchestra and Brighton Festival Chorus, Bernstein, Ravel, Stravinsky, 7.30pm May 24.

Old Municipal Market (01273)709709: Fringe Event: Metamorphosen, Richard Strauss, Philharmonia Orchestra, 10.30pm May 24.


St Anne’s Church: Battles for Peace and Freedom in words and music. Free concert, retiring collection for fabric fund.

Town Hall: Lewes Concert Orchestra. Planets Suite, Swan Lake, Cimarosa Concerto for two flutes, 7.30pm May 23. www.lewesconcertorchestra.org.



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Imogen Cooper, May 24; Roddy Woomble (music in the bar), May 25; Claire Martin and The BBC Big Band, May 26.


Brighton Centre 0844 8471515: McBusted, 7pm May 24/25; Pet Shop Boys, May 29.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Emmylou Harris, 8pm May 23; GoGo Penguin, 1pm May 24.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Mikelangelo: Cave – Waits – Cohen, 11pm May 23; Nights at the Music Hall, 11pm May 24; Polly and the Billets Doux, 8.30pm May 27.


The Royal Hippodrome (01323) 412000: Motor City Memories, 7.30pm May 24; There’s Magic in the Music, 8.15pm May 27/28.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Jo and Graham at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon May 24.


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Bad Bad Whiskey, May 23; The Koan Brothers, 3pm May 25.

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Come All Ye, 8pm May 24.


British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Kyle Carey, Josienne Clark and Ben Walker, 7.45pm May 23.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Albert Hammond, 7.30pm May 26.



Ardingly Arts Festival: Reduced Shakespeare Company, June 25, Call 01444 893000 or visit www.ardingly.com.


Black Rock Car Park, Madeira Drive: Tangled Feet, One Million, 9.45pm May 23/24.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Sinue, 7.30pm May 21/22; Tomorrow, 7.30pm May 21-24; Twisted Angels, 8pm May 22; Fringe Event: Peter James, 8pm May 23; The Brighton and Sussex Medical School Debate. Dementia: Facing the next ten years, 1pm May 24; Natalie Haynes and Lindsey Davis. Fate, Revenge and Furies, 3.30pm May 24; The new Writing South Annual Lecture, Lynn Barber, 6pm May 24; Tony Parsons, 9pm May 24; Spies: Fact and Fiction, James Naughtie, Stella Rimington, Liam Fox, Tom Rob Smith, Luke Harding, 4pm May 25; Edmund White, Inside a Pearl, 8pm May 25; Opening Night, 8pm May 25; Murder on Sea, 8pm May 25; Breakin’ Convention, 7.30pm May 27/28.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Dusty Limits: Psycho, 9pm May 22-25.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Speaky Spokey, 8pm May 23; The Big Bite-Size Late Breakfast, 11am/12.30pm May 25; Danelle Imara;’s In Jail, 7pm May 29; Snow White: The Whole Grimm Affair, 9.30pm May 29.

St Nicholas Rest Garden (01273) 709709: Fringe Event: Much Ado About Nothing, 6pm May 22/23, 1pm/6pm May 24/25.

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Flown, 7.30pm May 22/23, 2.30pm/7.30pm May 24; Black Coffee, 7.45pm May 27-31 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

The Old Market (01273) 709709: Fringe Event: Munch! Delicious Dance for under 4s, 1pm/3pm May 24, 11am/1pm May 25.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Wuthering Heights, 7.30pm May 22; Old MacDonald Had A Farm, 2.30pm May 27; Immortal Chi, a Warrior’s Quest for Harmony, 7.30pm May 28/29.


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Cats, 7.30pm May 20-31 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Duwayne, 7.45pm May 23/24; Jesus Christ Superstar, 7.45pm May 27-31 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Nicholas Nickleby, 2.30pm May 24; Great Expectations, 7.30pm May 24.

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: Street Styles 2014, 5pm May 25.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Derek Acorah – Enlightenment Tour, 8pm May 27.


Glyndebourne (01273) 812321: Eugene Onegin, 5.05pm May 18/22; Der Rosenkavalier, 4.35pm May 24/29; Eugene Onegin, 3.50pm May 25, 5.05pm May 28.


All Saints Centre, Friars Walk: Brighton Fringe Dance Performance in Lewes, 5.30pm May 29.

Lewes Little Theatre, Lancaster Street (01273) 474826: Enjoy by Alan Bennett, 7.45pm May 24-31 (Sat mat May 31, 2.45pm).


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Bugle Boy, 7.30pm May 24; Sally Morgan: Psychic Sally on the Road, 7.30pm May 28; Horrible Histories Barmy Britain, May 29-31.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Theo’s Crazy Circus, 2.30pm May 25; Unexpected Opera: Opera Naked, 8pm May 29.


CHARLESTON Festival at Charleston Farmhouse nr Lewes (01273) 709709: Stoke and Sissinghurst, Emma Bridgewater and Sarah Raven with Nicolette Jones, 1pm May 23; Pioneers, Rachel Holmes and Sigrid Rausing with Polly Toynbee, 3.30pm May 23; Espionage, James Naughtie and Ben Macintyre with Charles Anson, 6pm May 23; Keynes and our Grandchildren, Paul Mason with Robert Skidelsky, 8pm May 23.

LEWES Riverside Club, Heads and Tails 2 by Derrick Hughes at St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe, 2pm May 23.


CHARLESTON Festival at Charleston Farmhouse nr Lewes (01273) 709709: Ham Spray Triangles, Jans Ondaatje Rolls and Lucy Lethbridge with Virginia Nicholson, noon May 24; Sick Rooms, Michael Cunningham and Helen Garner with Susie Nicklin, 2.30pm May 24; Follow, Poet! Paul Muldoon, 5pm May 24; Is Fashion Art? Grayson Perry and Justine Picardie, 7.30pm May 24.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Stanmer park for Coffee, 4 miles with Barbara 01273 844840. Meet at Upper Lodges car park (Ditchling Beacon-Brighton road above Stanmer Park), 10am May 24.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, A Taste of Tunbridge Wells, 12 miles with Lyne H. Meet at Groombridge Village car park, 10am May 25.

CHARLESTON Festival at Charleston Farmhouse nr Lewes (01273) 709709: Classic Encounters, Charlotte Higgins and Adam Nicolson with Imogen Lycett Green, noon May 25; Bark, Lorrie Moore with Lynne Truss, 2.30pm May 25; Penelope Fitzgerald, Hermione Lee and Simon Callow with Juliet Nicolson, 5pm May 25; A Room of One’s Own, Eileen Atkins, 7.30pm May 25.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Hassocks Circular to the Downs, 5 miles with Frances 01273 842628. Meet at Hassocks Long Stay Car Park off Dale Avenue, 10.30am May 25.


CHARLESTON Festival at Charleston Farmhouse nr Lewes (01273) 709709: Odes to Virginia Woolf, Alison Macleod and Maggie Gee with Frances Spalding, noon May 26; Reckless, Christopher Hampton and William Nicholson with Rupert Christiansen, 2.30pm May 26; Displacements, Michael Ondaatje and Linda Spalding, 5pm May 26; No Glory, Michael Morpurgo with Caroline Lucas, 7pm May 26.


LEWES Footpaths Group, Horsted Keynes, 5.5 miles with Clare 07743 472612, pub lunch. Meet at North Street Car Park, Lewes, 9.30am May 27.

LEWES Hike and Bike Festival. Organised walks and cycle rides, talks, a fair in the precinct and more. Full schedule 487153 or info@leweshikeandbike.co.uk May 27-31.

TEA Dance at the Winter Garden, Eastbourne (01323) 412000, 2pm-5pm May 27.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Looking at Ravilious Views, 12.5 miles with Jackie and Geoff. Meet at Alfriston North Road by the school, 10am May 28.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Hurstpierpoint South Circular, 3.5 miles with Richard P. Meet at Trinity Road car park, Hurstpierpoint, 7.30pm May 28.

WIVELSFIELD: The Sussex Bonsai Group (one of the biggest in the country) hold monthly ‘meetings’ at the Wivelsfield Village Hall. They meet normally the fourth Wednesday of every month. President Mr Ken Norman, a bonsai ‘guru’, and his wife are both Brighton and Hove councillors. Committee Members will give advice on trees – types, styling, re-potting, wiring and general care. All welcome, including absolute beginners to the meetings, from 8pm to 10pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits. Info: Ray Brunsden 07712-878556.

ENERGY DEBATE: The Haywards Heath Society invites you to an Energy Debate at 8pm at the Redwood Centre, Clair Hall, Haywards Heath. Join the Society for an informative evening about local energy needs in a Question Time style debate with guest speakers from local energy groups. Members and non-members welcome. Tea/coffee/biscuits available, £1.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Walk On! Walk On! (With Hope in Your Heart), 4 miles with John C. Meet at Martello car park, Seaford, 6.45pm May 29.

POLEGATE Ramblers, The Chiddingly Walk, 4 miles with Betty 640663 and Wendy 520015; Or, Three Churches and a Beacon, 11 miles, picnic lunch, with Brian 760005. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am May 29.



War Memorial Hall, The Tye: Alfriston Art Club Exhibition and Sale, May 24 - 27, 10.30 am to 5.30 pm. Paintings and homemade refreshments for sale. Admission free, regret no credit card facilities. Very many thanks Janet Banham 01323 870717.


De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Bexhill Artist’s Workspace Spring Exhibition in the studio, May 24-26.


Brighton Dome Founders Room: Fringe Events: Music Box Orchestra, May 3-25.

Circus Street Market: Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same time No. 2, William Forsythe, 11am-7pm Mon-Sun, 11am-8pm Thurs, May 3-25.

Fabrica: On Balance, noon-7pm May 3-25.

Lighthouse: The Monopoly of Legitimate Use, 11am-6pm May 3-25.

Regency Town House: No One Owns The Land, Ester Svensson and Rosanna Martin, noon-6pm Thurs-Sun, May 3-25; Caste/Cast, Leah Gordon,noon-6pm Thurs-Sun, May 3-25; Asylum in the City, noon-6pm Thurs-Sun, May 3-25.

The Brighton Waste House, University of Brighton: Salt Field, Phillip Hall-Patch, May 3-25.

The Old Reference Library, Brighton Museum: The British Library, Yinka Shonibare MBE, 10am-5pm Tues-Sun, May 3-25.

University of Brighton Gallery: Sound in Motion, Zimoun, 10am-5pm Mon-Sun, 10am-8pm Thurs, May 3-25.


The Towner Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road: United Visual Artists (UVA), April 18-June 14.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Andrew Forrest Art Exhibition, 10am-4pm Fri/Sat, May 2-June 28.


The Capitol (01403 750220): The Farlington Painting Group Art Exhibition is on display until May 25. Free entry. Visit www.farlingtongroup.blogspot.com and www.rosalyn-mina.co.uk.

Horsham Artists Open Studios 2014: The weekend of June 7 and 8 sees 20 artists open their doors to their studios in an Art Trail around the Horsham District. Open 10am to 5pm with many venues offering refreshments. Visit www.horshamartistsopenstudios.co.uk where you can download a brochure and map of the trail. Printed brochures can be found at libraries and other venues around the Horsham District.

Drill Hall, Denne Road: Association of Sussex Artists. Paintings, Sculpture & Pottery. August 14 - 23. 10.30am to 5pm including Sunday. Closes Saturday, August 23, at 3.30pm. Admission Free.