What’s on - May 8 2015



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


Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Twisted Loaf and Alfie Brown, 6.15pm May 8; Krater Comedy Club, May 8-10; The Naked Stand Up, 9.30pm May 8; The Kagools: Kagoolio, 4pm May 9/10; Croft and Pearce: Give and Take, 7pm May 9; Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, 9.30pm May 9; Chris Martin: The Original Soundtrack (work in progress), 6pm May 10; Liam Williams – Capitalism, 8pm May 10; Charity Chuckle, 8pm My 12.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Romesh Ranganathan, 7.45pm May 10/24.


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Dara O’Briain Crowd Tickler, 8pm May 8; Roy Chubby Brown, 7.30pm May 14.


The Capitol (01403 750220): Robin Ince, £14, 8pm, May 8; Barnstormers Comedy, £10, 7.30pm, May 17.


Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Tim Timinee Tim Timinee, 8pm May 9.


Connaught Theatre, Union Place 01903 206206: Matt Forde, 24 Hour Political Party People, 8pm May 12.

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade 01903 206206: Lee Nelson, Suited and Booted, 7.30pm May 10.



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: Mozart and Stravinsky, Britten Sinfonia, 7.30pm May 12.


Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: 2nd Unit Charity Concert for St Wilfrid’s, 7.30pm May 9.


The Capitol (01403 750220): The Dietrich Letters (A Tribute To Marlene Dietrich), £18.50, 7.30pm, May 16; Slinfold Concert Band, £12.50, 3pm, May 17; Let’s Hang On – The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, £23, 7.30pm, May 29.

Christ’s Hospital: Lunchtime concerts, Court Room, Tuesdays from 1.30pm to 2.10pm. Every Tuesday lunchtime during term time, pupils at Christ’s Hospital have the opportunity to present a short music recital in the intimate setting of the Court Room. Admission is free to Friends of CH Arts and parents of CH pupils. A light lunch is available for a small donation, from 12.45pm.


Seaford Head School, Arundel Road: Corelli Ensemble, Music, Poetry and Art of Seaford, 7.30pm May 9. Tickets available on corelliensemble.co.uk or on the door.



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.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Pilgrim Art presented by John Burgess, until May 13.


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Lewes, Everyday Life With a Bit of Myth and Poetry, Helen Holder, 11am-4.30pm Tues-Sat, noon-4.30pm Sun, May 9-21.



WORDfest – Crawley’s Festival of Words: Thursday, April 23, to Thursday, May 7. Now in its fifth year, the 2015 festival will once again include a magnificent medley of author talks, creative workshops, performances, recitals and more at venues across Crawley, mostly for free. WORDfest opens at Crawley Library on April 23 to coincide with World Book Night, with an evening of stories, books, poetry, music and wine. Book in person from April 1 at Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, call 01293 651751 or visit wordfestcrawley.org/contact.

Shipley Arts Festival

The Festival Friends Concert, free to Festival Friends, 5pm, Borde Hill, May 9; Concert For A Perfect Piece Of England (Elgar Violin Sonata, Brahms Horn Trio), £18, 5pm, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Church Park Lane, Warminghurst, May 10; Knepp Castle Wilding Concert, £25, 5pm, June 14. Call 01403 750220 for tickets or visit www.thecapitolhorsham.com.



Brighton Centre 0844 8471515: The Prodigy, 7pm May 12.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Fringe Events: GoGo Penguin, 8pm May 8; Squarepusher plus Sherwood and Pinch, 8pm May 8; Anna Calvi, 8pm May 9; DakhaBrakha, 8pm May 10.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Deux John Orchestra, 12.30pm May 9; Lifestyle Brighton, 11pm May 9; Iluvlive, 7.30pm May 11; Simon and Garfunkel – Through The years, 8pm May 12; Thea Gilmore, May 13; Fado with Claudia Aurora, 8pm May 13.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: The Penguin Party, 2pm-5pm May 10; The Great Escape, May 14-16.


Beechwood Hall: Beck Sian and Jonathan Kershaw, 8pm May 8. Tel: 07762 118 985 or email clerk@hamsey.net


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular, 7.30pm May 8.


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Mike and The Mechanics, 7.30pm May 9; Al Stewart, 8pm May 11.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: Con Brio, 10am-noon May 9.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Jenny Green’s Jazz Nights, 8pm May 13.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: The Billy Joel songbook performed by elio Pace and His Band, 7.30pm May 8.


The Roffey Club, Spooners Road (01403 21023): The Los Palmas 6 – a tribute to Madness. 7pm, May 9. Tickets £12 (non members), £10 (members). New memberships available.

The Capitol (01403 750220): Cheryl, Mike And Jay Formerly Of Bucks Fizz With Bobby M, £20, 7.30pm, May 22; Woody Mann, £15, 7.45pm, May 27.


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: The Elevators Big Band, 8pm May 8; Hanna Burchell Trio, 3pm May 10.


British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Martyn Wyndham Read and Iris Bishop, 8pm May 8.


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 Theatre (01892) 530613: Jools Holland, 7.30pm May 14.


Thursday, May 7

Voodoo Sheiks, 8.30pm, plus Sam Paine Trio, Farnham Maltings, Farnham (01252 745444)

Tanners Live Lounge, 8.30pm, Brilliant Original Music, The Tanners Arms, Horsham (01403 588789)

Open Mic with Stan, 8.30pm, The Malt Shovel, Horsham (01403 252302)

Friday, May 8

Voodoo Sheiks, 8.30pm, Poyntz Arms, East Molesey (020 8941 2323)

Furious Badgers, 9pm, The Star, Roffey (01403 259890)

The Okee Dokee Band, 8.30pm, good time folk rock, The Tanners Arms, Horsham (01403 588789)

Mainly Madness, 8pm, The Brook, Southampton (023 8055 5366)

Borrowed Time, 8.30pm, The Imperial, Crawley (01293 526237)

Trailer Trash, 9pm, The Six Bells, Chiddingly (01825 872227)

Saturday, May 9

Nemesis, 3.30pm, Hotham Park, Bognor Regis

Mainly Madness, 7.30pm, The Holbrook Club, Horsham (01403 751150)

High Octane Junkies, 9pm, The Swan, Crawley (01293 527447)

Sent Her Mental, 8.30pm, The Malt Shovel, Horsham (01403 252302)

Jellyhead , 8.30pm, The Castle Inn Pevensey, Pevensey (01323 764970)

Live at The Brewery , 7pm, Weltons Brewery, Horsham

Tuesday, May 12

Open Mic with Will and Louise, 9pm, The Jolly Tanners, Staplefield (01444 400335)

Wednesday, May 13

Open Mic, 8.30pm, The Tanners Arms, Horsham (01403 588789)

Thursday, May 14

Comedy Night, 8.30pm, Stephen Foster Comedy and Bowie Night, The Tanners Arms, Horsham (01403 588789)

Visit www.horsham-rocks.co.uk



Brighton Centre 0844 8471515: Betway Premier League Darts, 7pm May 14.

Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Fringe Events: Geminus, 2.30pm/4pm May 9, 11am/2pm May 10; Election 2015 How Was it for You? 7.30pm May 9; Professor Roderick Kedward and Caroline Moorhead, Resistance, 5pm May 10; Elif Shafak with Jacqueline Rose, 8pm May 10; Underworld, 5pm/8.30pm May 12, 6pm May 13; Look At Me Now, Mummy, 4pm/7.30pm May 12, 6pm May 13; Rachel Holmes on Eleanor Marx, 8pm May 13; Gillian Beer, Are You Animal or Vegetable or Mineral? 8pm May 14; Kate Tempest, 7.30pm May 14.

Dyke Road, Park Café 01273 709709: Fringe Event: Globe Theatre, Romeo and Juliet, 6pm May 13-16 (1.30pm May 16).

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Fringe Event 01273 709709: Keep Calm and Sing a Show Tune, 7pm May 10.

Onca Gallery, St George’s Place: Fringe Event: Sunday in the Gallery with Ali smith, 3pm May 10/17/24. Free event but ticketed (01273 709709).

Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade 01273 709709: Fringe Event: Sophia Jansson, Phiip Ardagh, Philip Pullman on Tove Jansson, 7.30pm May 9.

Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650: Fringe Event 01273 709709: Lucia’s Chapters of Coming Forth by Day, 7.30pm until May 9 (Sat mat 2.30pm); The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler, 7.30pmM May 13-16, 2.30pm May 16/17.

The Old Ship Cellars, King’s Road 01273 709709: Fringe Event: Vast White Stillness, 3pm/4pm/5pm/7pm/8pm May 9/10.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Sex in Suburbia, 7.30pm May 10; Oklahoma! 7.30pm May 12-16 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: That’ll Be The Day, 7.30pm May 10.

Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: The Business of Murder, 7.45pm May 12-16 (Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm).

The Royal Hippodrome (01323) 412000: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story, 8pm May 9.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road 0845 680 1926: An illustrated presentation by Anna Veronica Gregory on Looking Your Best, Without Breaking the Bank, 2pm May 9; Open Stage Night with hosts Lisa Jackson and Jayne Ingles, 7.30pm May 14.


Chequer Mead (01342) 302000: Joe Longthorne, 7.30pm May 8; Showstoppers May 14-16.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: Swinging to Victory, 7.30pm May 9; Sister Act, May 13-16.


The Capitol (01403 750220): The Crazy Sexy Cool Girls’ Fan Club & Remote (National Theatre Connections), £5, 7pm, May 7; Remote & Hacktivists (National Theatre Connections), £5, 7pm, May 8; The Accordion Shop & Remote (National Theatre Connections), £5, 7pm, May 9; Milkshake! Live, £13, May 10; London Studio Centre’s Intoto Dance 2015, £12, 7.30pm, May 12; Ministry Of Science, £14, 6.30pm, May 14; Vienna Festival Ballet’s 35th Anniversary Gala, £21, 7.30pm, May 15; The Capitol Summer School Auditions!, 10am to 3pm, May 17; The Ghost Train, £17.50 - £19.50, May 18-20; How The Koala Learnt To Hug, £8.50, 2.30pm, May 23; Robin Hood And His Merry Men, £14.50, May 27 and 28; Pasha Kovalev - Life Through Dance, £25, 8pm, May 30.


The Old Market 01273 709709: Fringe Event: I Do, Do I, 11.30am/1.30pm May 9/10 (workshop 3pm May 9).


All Saints Centre, Friars Walk: High Top Circus Cabaret, 7pm May 9. Tel: 01273 486391 or email hightopcircus@gmail.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


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


Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Jane Eyre, 8pm May 8; Goldilocks and Co (4yrs plus) 2.30pm May 10; Don Q, 7.30pm May 14.


Connaught Theatre, Union Place 01903 206206: Gregg Wallace, featuring a live cooking demonstration, 4pm May 10; (Studio) Globe: Julius Caesar, 7pm May 13.


LEWES Riverside Club, Fillet Steak and Ketchup by Mark Perry-Nash, 2pm, May 8, at St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

TALK: The Changing Fortunes of Bridge Cottage by Mick Harker, 7.30pm, at Uckfield Civic Centre. Tickets £3 on door, members free.


Branching Out Adventures: Grand Opening Day of new tree top adventure park at Bentley, Halland. High and low ropes, a giant woodland swing and a 120m zip wire through the trees. Discounts and offers apply for the day. Visit www.branchingoutadventures.co.uk.

Evening of Entertainment at Denton Church Hall, 7.30pm. Raising funds for Denton Community Challenge, a fun day for families on June 6. Cliff Dargonne will give a talk on Conquering Everest. Drinks and nibbles available. Tickets £5. Contact dentonchallenge@gmail.com.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Henfield Circular via Ashurst, 7 miles with Phil. Meet at Downs Link car park by Cat and Canary pub in Upper Station Road, Henfeld, 10.15am.

Newhaven Bowling Club: Open morning at Fort Road Green, 10am to 1pm. The club hopes to encourage as many adults and youngsters as possible to try Green Bowls. Contact Doug Booth on 01273 516530. The club is also on Facebook and Twitter.

PLUMPTON College Open Day, 10am-5pm, May 9.

SOUTH Street Bonfire Society Coffee Morning, 10am to noon, at Cliffe Church Hall. Tea, coffee, cakes, tombola, bonfire photos.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Near Rackham, west of Storrington 5.5 miles mostly flat, parkland, one steep hill. Meet and park in Rackham Old School car park, 2pm.

TABLE Top Sale at Westgate Chapel, High Street, Lewes 10am-1pm.


BRIGHTON Records and CD Fair, 9.30am-3.30pm; The Quirky Boutique Wedding Fair, 11am-4pm. Both at the Brighton Centre.

FUN Run from Isfield Recreation Ground. Registration 9am, run starts 10am, 1k, 5k or 10k options.

LEWES Footpaths Group, Half Day or All Day walk. Meet at Lewes Railway Station; 9.29am train to Fishersgate: Morning Fishergate to Shoreham, hilly 6 to 7 miles, return train from Shoreham. All Day, Fishersgate to Lancing, flat in afternoon 9 miles, return by train from Lancing. Leaders Hilda and Graham 472678. Take picnic lunch for all day walk.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Eridge Deer Park, 8 miles with Jill 01273 480167. Meet at Frant High Street, 10am. Please bring picnic lunch.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Cowfold, 10 miles mainly level. Meet at the village car park, 10.30am.


LEWES History Group meeting, Lost Sons of Lewes by Geoff Bridger, 7pm for 7.30pm, King’s Church building, Brooks Road, Lewes.

RUN Wild South Downs – Dusk on The Downs, 7.45pm-8.30pm. Meet at Landport Bottom, Lewes.

SUSSEX Family History Group, Lost Village of Tidemills by Kevin Gordon, 7.30pm, Luxford Day Centre, Uckfield.

SUSSEX Russian Society talk by Sonya Baksi, Anna Kerenina steps through the Looking Glass, 7.15pm, Friends Meeting House, Lewes.

ST Mary’s Gardening Club meeting, The Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Nature Reserves by Michael Blencowe, 7.45pm at St Mary’s Social Centre, Christie Road, Lewes.


Concertinas Anonymous: Elephant & Castle, White Hill (01273 476757, www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org): Free session from 8pm to 11pm on the second Tuesday of the month at the Elephant & Castle for any concertina system and any standard. Full details on website.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Guided Walk around Pippingford Park, 3.5 to 4 miles with tony 01444 483053. Meet inside main entrance to park 10am. No dogs please.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Waldron Wander, moderate 11.5 miles. Meet Chiddingly Village car park, 10am.

LEWES Footpaths Group Stroll with Bert 473052. Meet at North Street car park, Lewes, 10.30am. Details from the leader.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Clayton Circular, 4 miles with John 01444 483860. Meet at Clayton Recreation Ground car park near the church, 7.30pm.

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

SEAFORD District Stamp Club meeting, The Skies of Sussex by Josh Spoor, 7.15pm for 7.30pm, at Cross Way Church Hall, Steyne Road, Seaford. Tel: 01323 872226, www.seafordstampclub.co.uk.

SUSSEX Family History Group meeting, Poison and Powder – a look at cosmetics through the ages by Michelle Bullivant, 7.30pm, at Ventnor Hall, Hove.

UCKFIELD and Lewes Decorative and Fine Arts Society talk, Not Just Standing Around – Understanding Statuary in 17thC and 18thC Gardens in England by Twigs Way, 2.30pm, Uckfield Civic Centre. Visit www.uckfielddfas.org.uk.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, to The Lighthouse, 5 miles. Meet at East Dean car park, 6.30pm.

POLEGATE Ramblers, Leisurely Walk, Listen to steam Train, 2 miles with John 489228. Meet at the Medical Centre, 9.47am bus 51 Sandy Cross to Horam. Up Through Bulling Down, 6 miles with Roger S 07083 722534; or, Winter Warmer Revisited, 9 miles with Jayne 500855. Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am.