What’s On May 25



Blind Tiger Club, Grand Parade (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – The C Word, 8.30pm until May 26.

Caroline of Brunswick, 39 Ditchling Road: Fringe Event – Pandora’s Box, 8.15pm until May 27.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Comedy Club 4 Kids, 2pm May 26; Krater Comedy Club, until May 27; Comic Boom, 8pm May 31; From Amateur Transplants: Adam Kay’s Smutty Songs, 8.15pm May 31.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: The Treason Show, 8.30pm May 25.

Laughing Horse, The Quadrant, 12 North Street (01273) 733238: Matt Green: Playful, 7.30pm May 27; Charmian Hughes, Charmageddon! 5pm May 27.

Northern Lights Bar, 6 Little East Street (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – Comedy Power Hour, Dec Munro, Anna Freyberg and Daphne Baram, 6.30pm May 26; Smorgasboard: Stand-Up Comedy by The Sea, 8.30pm May 26.

The Quadrant, 12-13 North Street (01273) 917272: Daniel-Ryan Spaulding, How Dare You! 3.45pm May 25-27.

The Temple Bar, 121 Western Road: Fringe Event - Paul Vickers presents Twonkey’s Kingdom, 9.30pm until May 27; Balloon, 5.45pm until May 27.

Upstairs at Three and Ten, 10 Steine Street 01273 917272: Fringe Event – Max and Ivan Are...Con Artists, 10pm May 25/26.


St John’s Centre, Palmeira Square (01273) 917272: Sha Wylie, And It’s Goodnight From Her, 6pm May 26.



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – Sean Shibe guitar, 1pm May 25; King Priam, Britten Sinfonia, Brighton Festival Chorus, 7pm May 27.

Music Room, Royal Pavilion (01273) 709709:Richard Egarr (harpsichord), 8pm May 26.

St Bartholomew’s Church, Ann Street: Fringe Event – Brighton Festival Chorus, 9.30pm May 25; Sussex Chorus, Brighton Festival Concert to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 7.30pm May 26.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: 4 Girls 4 Harps, 7.30pm May 26.


St Margaret’s Church: A Celebratory Concert including Coastline Harmony Chorus; Precious Metalz; The Hannah Labus Euphonium Trio and The Bothy Singers, May 26, 7pm. All proceeds will be in aid of the Ruth Fund. Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine and canapes in the interval available from Sue Hancock on 01273 890298.



Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Brit Floyd, 8pm May 26.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – War Sum Up, 8pm May 25.

Fishbowl, 74 East Street (01273) 777505: Freestyle Records, May 25; Daddy Marcus, 9pm May 26; The Mixer Men, 10.30pm May 31.

Globe: Disco, House and Boogie, 9pm May 25; Kinfolk, 9pm May 26; Rockoustic, 8pm May 27; Global Bass, 9pm May 30, Hang The DJ, 9pm May 31.

HMV, Churchill Square: Lawson, free acoustic show and signing session, 5pm May 28.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Dressed in Black, 11pm May 25; Hip Hop Movie Block Party Special, 9pm May 25; Fado with Claudia Aurora, 8pm May 26; Mod For It, 11pm May 26; The Lovely Brothers, 9pm May 27; Three Bonzo’s And A Piano, 7.30pm May 27; Kathryn Williams presents The Pond, 7pm May 28; Duke Special, 8pm May 29; Marcus Bonfanti and Matt Guest, 7.30pm May 30; Jazz Morley, 7.30pm May 31.

Signalman: Open Mic Night, 8pm May 27.

The Hope, 11-12 Queens Road (01273) 325793: Soul Casserole, 9pm May 25; The EME, 8.30pm May 30; Broken Hands, 8pm May 31.

The Mesmerist, 1-3 Prince Albert Street (01273) 328542: Dr Bluegrass and The Illbilly 8, 9pm May 31.

The Victory, 6 Duke Street (01273) 326555: DJ Rob Taylor (Up Against It), 9pm May 26; Blues Sunday, noon May 27.

The Worlds End, 60-61 London Road (01273) 692311: Fond of Rudy, 8pm May 25.

White Rabbit, 13-14 Kensington Gardens: WTF? 8pm May 25; The Mixer Men, 8pm May 26; Hush Hush, 8pm May 27; The Move-ons Open Mic Night, 8pm May 31.


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Voluez Vou, A Tribute to Abba, 7.30pm May 30.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: The Music of Cole Porter with Andy Panayi Quartet and pianist David Newton, 8pm May 25; The Evergreen Singers at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon May 26.


Hailsham Pavilion (01323) 841414: Home Service, 7.30pm May 25.


Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Jigjaw: Singing for Dancing workshop, 10.45am-4.45pm May 26; Jigjaw, May 26.

The Royal Oak, Station Street: Folk at The Royal Oak – Denise and Stuart Savage, 8pm May 31.


Royal British Legion, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer, 7.45pm May 25.


The Ravenswood: Sunday Lunch Jazz: Roger Hind Quartet, May 27; Pete Mabey Band, June 3. Evening: The Blunter Brothers, May 25.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613/532072: Brit Floyd, 8pm May 25; Let There Be Drums, 8pm May 27; Jools Holland, 7.30pm May 31.



Black Rock, Kemp Town: Fringe Event – Waterlitz, 9.30pm for 9.45pm May 26.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – Can We Talk about This? 8pm May 25, 2.30pm/8pm May 26; Breakin’ Convention 2012, 7.30pm May 29.

Caroline of Brunswick Pub, 39 Ditchling Road (01273) 917272: Fringe Event – We Won’t Rock You, 4.35pm May 25-27.

Dorset Gardens Peace Park, Kemp Town (01273) 709709: Fringe Event - The Opera Group, Fire, 10pm May 27.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Approaching 80: Approaching 80: A Cabaret, 8.30pm May 25; Sadie and the Faded Ladies, 7pm May 27.

Laughing Horse at The Hobgoblin, 31 York Place: Kiss of the Red Menace, 4.30pm/9.30pm May 26, 4.30pm/8.15pm May 27.

Location revealed at time of booking (01273) 709709: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, 7.30pm until May 27, 2.30pm/7.30pm May 26.

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place (01273) 746118: Short Stories, 7.45pm May 25/26.

Queens Park, West Drive (01273)709709: Fringe Event – Twelfth Night, 7.30pm until May 26, 2.30pm May 27.

Skylight Theatre, Brighton Marina (01273) 917272: Fringe Event – The Importance of Being Earnest, 8pm until May 27.

Theatre Bus, Brighton Marina (01273) 917272: Fringe Event – Revlon Scarlet Rescues the Crown Jewels, 4.30pm until May 27 (6-11yr olds).

Theatre Royal (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – Circus Klezmer, 5pm/8pm May 25, 11am/2.30pm May 26; What Can You Do? 9.30pm May 26.

Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: Bette and Joan, 7.45pm May 28-June 2 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).

The Basement (01273) 699733: Fringe Event – Allege, 7.30pm May 26.

The Grand Hotel (01273) 709709: Fringe event - Private Lives, 3.15pm May 26/27.

The Old Courtroom, Church Street (01273) 709709: Fringe Event - The Last Lunch, 7pm until May 27.

The Rock Inn, 7 Rock Street, Kemptown (01273) 697054: Big Daddy Vs Giant Haystacks, 8pm May 28.

The Sabai Pavilion, Victoria Gardens, Grand Parade 08717 050705: The Lady Boys of Bangkok – Carnival Queens, until May 27.

The Temple Bar, 121 Western Road (01273) 917272: Fringe Event - What’s The Time Mr Wolf? 4.30pm until May 27.

The Warren, Russell Place (01273) 917272: Fringe Event – DumbWise’s new actor-musician production Faust, 8pm until May 25; The Big Bite-Size Vintage Tea Party, 2.30pm May 27.

Thistle Brighton, Kings Road (01273) 763244: Faulty Towers The Dining experience, Tues-Sun 8pm for 8.30pm, Sat/Sun 1pm for 1.30pm, until May 27.

Upstairs at Three and Ten, 10 Steine Street 01273 917272: Fringe Event – The Village, May 26; Who Did I Think I Was? 1pm/7pm May 25/26.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Love on The Tracks, 7.45pm May 29.


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Do It For Danceaid, 8pm May 26.

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Guys and Dolls, 7.30pm until May 26 (Sat mat 2.30pm); The Cemetery Club, 7.45pm May 29-June 2 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Born In The Gardens, 7.30pm May 26.

Winter Garden (01323) 412000: 10th World Dance Championships in Modern Dance Sport, until May 27.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: VB Dance, 2pm/6.30pm May 26.


Glyndebourne (01273) 812321: The Cunning Little Vixen, 6.25pm May 29/31, 5.10pm May 27; La Cenerentola, 5.20pm May 25/28/30.


Adastra Hall, Keymer Road: Royal Variety Concert, featuring local concert party Friends and Neighbours, June 1, 7.30pm. Advance tickets £4 are now on sale at Pavilion Electrics, Keymer Road, Hassocks or by ringing 01273 845291. Proceeds for Crohn’s Disease Research.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: An Evening of Burlesque, 7.30pm May 26; Dancing Queen, 7.30pm May 27; Sally Morgan, 8pm May 31.


Clair Hall, Perrymount Road 01444 455440: The Weird and Wonderful World of The Law, May 31, 7.30pm.


All Saints Church, The Drive (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – Memorial, 6.30pm May 25.

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street (01273) 201801: Fringe Event – Cloud Man, 1pm/3pm May 26, 11am/1pm/3pm May 27.


Little Theatre, Lancaster Street (01273) 474826: Lewes Theatre Club – Gaslight, 7.45pm until May 26 except Sundays (May 26 mat 2.45pm).


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613/532072: That’ll Be The Day, 7.30pm May 26.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Born In The Gardens, 8pm May 25; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 3pm May 27; David Copperfield, 7.30pm May 31. DIARY DATES


The Rose Cottage: Long Man Morris Men, 8pm May 25.


Railway Station: Cycle Ride – Scenic ride to Bodiam Castle, long distance with Martin Noakes, 10am May 27. Booking recommended 01424 772542.


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – Illustration Workshop with Nick Sharratt, 10.30am May 26 (10-12yrs).

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Presenting with Confidence and Humour taster with Jill Edwards, 4pm-5.30pm May 27.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Stories With Tea, 4pm May 27; Pop-up Ping Pong Parlour, 7.30pm May 31.

National Spiritualist Church, Edward Street: Fringe Event - Art, Meditation and Soul Purpose, 2pm-5pm May 27.

Redroaster Coffee House, 1d St James’ Street: Kevin Elyot and Paul Hoggart, 8pm May 26.

St Peter’s Church: Dr Brown, 11.30am May 26, 10am/11.30am May 27.


Winter Garden (01323) 412000: Johnny Spice Swing Orchestra and Vocalists Jubilee Ball, 7.30pm May 30.


Charleston Farmhouse (01273) 709709: Charleston Festival – Walking into Words, a writing workshop with Olivia Laing, 10am-5pm May 30/31.

Middle Farm (01323) 811411: Happy Hens, one day course, May 26.


Forestry Commission car park on Litlington Road: Bats and Bangers, cook sausages on camp fire ad look for wildlife at dusk with Ronnie Reed, Sussex Wildlife Trust, 7.30pm May 25. Booking essential 01273 497561.


All Saints Church: Fashion Week - Brighton Frocks Show, 8pm May 30; The Zeitgeist Show, 8pm May 31.

The Old Market, Upper Market Street (01273) 709709: Fringe Event – Festival Ceilidh, 7pm-10pm May 26.


Recreation Ground: Family Fun run, 10am May 27.


Lewes Castle: Battle of Lewes Day, 10am-4pm May 26. A fun day out of all the family. Activities included in admission. Details from 01273 486290 or www.sussexpast.co.uk

Pelham House (01273) 488600: Champagne dinner with Henry Butler, May 25.

Various Locations: Open Gardens in aid of St Michael’s Church, 2pm-5pm May 26/27. Teas and plant sale. Tickets and location details from Lewes Tourist Information Centre.


Nutley Windmill, Crowborough Road (01435) 873367: Windmill Open 2.30pm-5.30pm May 27. Admission free but donations welcome. Also open Wednesdays 11am-3pm.


Plumpton Station: Cycle Ride – A ride in the shadow of the Downs, medium distance with Matthew du Chemin, ESCC, 10.30am May 26.


Town council Offices, 49 High Street: Norman Baker MP Surgery, May 26. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.


Weald and Downland Open air Museum (01243) 811363: Heavy Horse and Working Animals Show, May 26/27.


Wimbles Farm, Foords Lane: Cycle Ride – High Weald to Coast loop, long distance with Mark Ramsay-Smith, 9am for 9.30am start, May 25. Booking essential 01435 810390.



ink_d gallery, 96 North Road: Me, Marionette by Graham Carter, until May 27.

Lighthouse, Kensington Street: Fringe Event – Audience/Performer, film and video works by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, 11am-6pm until May 26.

National Spiritualist Church, Edward Street: Fringe Event - Feast Your Senses, noon-5pm until May 26.

The Regency Town House: Fringe Event – Brighton Palermo Remix by David Batchelor, noon-6pm Wed-Sun, until May 27.

University of Brighton Gallery, Grand Parade: Fringe Event – Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton, 11am-7pm Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm Sat/Sun, until May 27.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Andrew Voller, 10am-4pm until Aug 24.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: We are Example, until May 18-30.


Charleston Farmhouse (01273) 709709: Charleston Festival – Annie Leibovitz, until July 15.


Gallery North, 70 High Street: The Summer Open Exhibition, 10am-4pm Tues-Sat, until June 30.


The Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Downland Light, 10.30am-5pm Tues-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, May 26-June 7.

Patisserie, 5 Station Street: Meditation on Reeds by Sarah Paget, 8am-5.30pm Mon, 8.30am-6pm Tues-Sat, until May 31.


The Half Moon: Landscapes of Streat Lane and Beyond, showing throughout May.


Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Esther Tidy, Visions of Here and Elsewhere, until June 2.


Luxford Centre, Library Way: Uckfield Art Group Summer Exhibition, 10am-4pm June 2. Paintings, drawings and greeting cards, Homemade refreshments.



Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade (01273) 709709: The Cult of The Tuin, Paul Finch, Ros Kerslake, Sunand Prasad. Chaired by David Dimbleby, 7.30pm May 25.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Dirty Drama, Jack Bradley, David Greig, Stella Feehily, Neil Murray, 2pm May 26; Index on Censorship, where do you draw the line? 4.30pm May 26; Romesh Gunesekera and Abdulrazak Gurnah, 1pm May 27; The School of Life, John-Paul Flintoff, Roman Krznaric, Philippa Perry. Chaired by Morgwyn Rimel, 3pm May 27; Why Willows Weep, hosted by Tracy Chevalier with Kate Mosse, Susan Elderkin and William Fiennes, 7.30pm May 27. Artists in Conversation (Founders Room) – Brighton Festival Programmers, Festival Round-Up, 11am May 25.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Prediction 2012: Life Academy with Just Jean, 3.30pm May 26.


Charleston Farmhouse (01273) 709709: Charleston Festival - Absolutely, Joanna Lumley with Colin McKenzie, 3.30pm May 25; Tahir Square, Ahdaf Soueif and Jon Snow, 6pm May 25; Going Viral, Paul Mason with Caroline Lucas, 8pm May 25; A Sense of Place, Robert Macfarlane and Ronald Blythe with Olivia Laing, noon May 26; The Good Life? John Lanchester and Robert Skidelsky with Edward Skidelsky, 2.30pm May 26; Pure, Andrew Miller with Kate Williams, 5pm May 26; Roads to France, Matthew Hollis with Marcel Theroux, 7.30pm May 26; The Invention of Adultery, Kate Summerscale with Judith Flanders, noon May 27; Mistress of the Plot, Ruth Rendell with Peter Kemp, 2.30pm May 27; All That Jazz, Hannah Rothschild with Bonnie Greer, 5pm May 27; Feats of Endurance, Wade Davis and David Wilson with Sara Wheeler, 7.30pm May 27; Pilgrimage, Annie Leibovitz with Giles Waterfield, 3.30pm May 30; State of Play, Chad Harbach and Anthony Quinn with Ed Smith, 6pm May 30; The Stranger’s Child, Alan Hollinghurst with Rachel Cooke, 8pm May 30; The Outsider, Brian Sewell, 3.30pm May 31; All Hell Let Loose, Max Hastings, 6pm May 31; Special Relationship, Asa Briggs and Ian McEwan, 8pm May 31.


Anne of Cleves House, Southover High Street (01273)472527: Elizabethan Sussex by Helen Poole, 7.30pm May 25.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Pestalozzi International Village Trust, 2pm May 25; Out of Africa by Peter Bates, 2pm May 28.


Newhaven Fort: Sussex Military History Society – Land, Sea and Air are the themes of the SMHS Study Day, May 26.


Oak Hall: Mid Sussex Gilbert & Sullivan Society – Talk by Jane Martin on her experiences in the G&S operas, 2.45pm May 27. Booking information from 01444 456227.



NT car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Birling Gap Circular, including cliff and forest walking, 7 miles with Yvonne 01444 441926, 10.30am May 29.


High Street car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Burwash Circular, 7.5 miles with Jim 01435 868789, 9.45am May 26.


Red House Common car park: Chailey Common Walkabout, 3 miles with Crispin Kirkpatrick, Ranger ESCC, 7pm May 31. Booking advisable 01273 482670.


Near the Six Bells PH: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Chiddingly Circular, 6.5 miles with Tony 01444 469470, 10am May 26.


Recreation Ground car park, near church: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Clayton Circular, 5 miles with Frances 01273 842628, 2pm May 27.


Village car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – To the Lighthouse, 5 miles with Colin W 01323 647665, 8.45pm May 31.


Falmer Pond: Downland Walk from Falmer, 8 miles with Adrian White, 10.30am May 27.


Village car park: Sussex Pathfinders – 10 mile Downland walk, 10am May 27.


Cuckoo Trail car park, off South Road: Hailsham Ramblers - 5 mile circular through Willingdon, Wannock and Folkington (01323) 501315, 9.20am May 30; or a short stroll along Barcombe river bank (01323) 440624, 9.20am May 30.

Outside Council Offices, Vicarage Lane: Hailsham Ramblers - 9 miles between Alfriston and Firle, bring a packed lunch, (01323) 442460, 9.20am May 27.


Bus Station, Waitrose Stop: Lewes Footpaths Group – A Day on the Kent-Sussex Border, Eridge to Ashurst, 9.20am Bus 29 to Eridge Station, bring a picnic, May 29 (contact number 473052).


Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Two Churches plus Large Barn, 5 miles with Jean W 483970, 9.30am May 31; Piltdown Plod, 10 miles picnic only with Graham 501467, 9.30am May 31.


South Hill Barn: Walks for Well-Being, Foraging by the Sea, 2 miles with Louise Gorst and Anna Richardson, Soles and Souls, 10am May 25. Booking essential 01273 813722.


Wimbles Farm, Foords Lane: Warbleton County Parish Charity Walk, 6 to 7 miles with Mark Ramsay-Smith, Breast Cancer Charity Walk, 9.30am May 27. Booking essential 01435 810390.