Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Russell Brand, 6pm Oct 18; Micky Flanagan Back in the Game Tour, 7pm Oct 23; Bill Bailey: Qualmpeddler, 6.30pm Oct 24.
Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Comedy Festival – Jimeoin – What? 7.30pm Oct 18; Roisin Conaty Lifehunter, 7.45pm Oct 18; Paul Merton’s Impro Chims, 8pm Oct 18; Richard Herring – We’re All Going to die, 9.30pm Oct 18; David O’Doherty Will Try to Fix Everything, 9.30pm Oct 18; Lee Nelson, 7.30pm Oct 19; Lucy Porter, Northern Soul, 7.45pm Oct 19; Best of the Fest, 8pm Oct 19; Steve Hughes: While It’s Still Legal, 9.30pm Oct 19. Jason Byrne, Special Eye, 8pm Oct 20.
Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Club, Oct 18-20. Comedy Festival – Sanderson Jones’ Comedy Sale, 7pm Oct 18; East End Cabaret: Dirty Talk, 8.30pm Oct 18.
Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Steve Hughes, 8pm Oct 18.
St Michael and All Angels Church: English Welsh Choralfest, October 19, 5pm The Brighton Chamber Choir join forces with the Cor Meibion Bro Glyndwr, a popular Welsh Male Voice Choir from North Wales. Sacred and secular choral classics. Tickets: £10 and £5 for under 18s. On the door or from www.wegottickets.com.
St Laurence Church: So You Think You Know English Songs, 5.30pm Oct 19. Free entry with retiring collection.
Sussex Downs College: Nicholas Yonge Society concert, includes works by Schumann, Brahms and Berg, 7.45pm Oct 25. Tickets at the door or at www.ticketsource.co.uk/nyslewes/
De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: Local and Live Sessions October, 8pm Oct 19.
Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515: Jake Bugg, 6.30pm Oct 22.
Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Herbie Flowers’ Jazz Breakfast, 11am Oct 20; Alison Moyet, 7pm Oct 21; The John Mann Music Show, 3pm Oct 22; Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, 8pm Oct 24.
Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, 8.30pm Oct 17; Secret Door, 11pm Oct 18; Spellbound, 9pm Oct 19; Gideon Conn and Donna Macioca, 7.30pm Oct 20; Temples, 7pm Oct 21; Tamikrest, 8.30pm Oct 22; Martha Tilston and The Scientists, 7.30pm Oct 23; Roachford, 7.30pm Oct 24; Terry Garoghan The Auntie Flo Slide Show, 8pm Oct 24.
Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Brighton Twisted Market, noon Oct 20; Hush Hush presents, 7.30pm Oct 22; Forget-Me-Not Wears the Trousers, 7.30pm Oct 24.
Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Black Strap Molasses at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon Oct 19.
Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Killer B’s, Oct 18; The Halo Project, Oct 20.
Elephant & Castle, White Hill: Derek Gifford, Oct 19.
The Royal Oak, Station Street: Folk at the Royal Oak – Debby McClatchy, 8pm Oct 24.
British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Louise Jordan, 7.45pm Oct 18.
Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Kate Rusby, 7.30pm Oct 18.
The Basement (01273) 699733: Falsettos, 8pm Oct 17.
Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Melanie Wilson and Fuel, Landscape II, 8pm Oct 22; Carlos Acosta in Conversation, 7.30pm Oct 23; Moon Project, 7.30pm Oct 24.
Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: Carnaby Street, 7.45pm Oct 14-19 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm); Fascinating Aida Charm Offensive, 7.30pm Oct 20; Jeeves & Wooster, 7.45pm Oct 22-26 (Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm).
The Basement (01273) 699733: Walking: Holding, every 15 minutes 1pm-3pm and 4.30pm-6pm Oct 19/20; Transgender Seeking...8pm Oct 24, with post show discussion.
Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: Sid’s Show, 2pm Oct 20 (age 3-7yrs); Cissie and Ada, 7.45pm Oct 21-23 (Wed mat 2.30pm); The Merry Wives of Windsor, 7.45pm Oct 24-26 (mat Fri 2pm, Sat 2.30pm).
Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Forget-Me-Not Wears the Trousers, 8pm Oct 18. Tickets via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glyndebourne (01273) 815000: Tour 2013 – L’elisir d’amore, 7pm Oct 18/23, 4pm Oct 21; The Rape of Lucretia, 4pm Oct 19, 7pm Oct 22; Hansel und Gretel, 4pm Oct 20/24.
White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: Fireman Sam Live, PontyPandy Rocks, 1pm/3.30pm Oct 20.
Church of St John sub Castro, Abinger Place (01273 480189):Bach and Vaughan Williams, November 2, 7.30pm, in aid of the Church Fabric Fund, given by Nicolas Chisholm (tenor),Caroline Ardron (flute), Nick Milner-Gulland (piano and harpsichord), Nick Murray (oboe) and a professional string quartet led by Robert Retallick. Tickets: £12.
Maresfield Village Hall: Maresfield Millennium Players present a comedy double bill, A Small Affair and Half An Idea, 8pm Oct 23-26. Tickets from Dudley Dean on 01825 768623 email@example.com and Maresfield Post Office, or at www.maresfieldmillenniumplayers.t83.net/
Seaford Little Theatre: The Concert Singers present songs from the shows and comedy items, 2.30pm Oct 19. Tickets available from Newberry Estate Agents, 53 Church Street, Seaford; or Tel: 01273 738773 or 01273 307334.
Wivelsfield Little Theatre, Eastern Road (01444 471201): ‘Over My Dead Body’ a comedy by Derek Benfield, £7. Licensed bar from 7pm, ice creams and light refreshments available, easy and free parking. Thursday, Oct 17, to Saturday 19, at 7.30pm .
COWFOLD Village History Society talk, The Social History of Travelling Fun Fairs – Part II by Robert Harris in Cowfold Village Hall, 7.45pm for 8pm Oct 18.
EAST Hoathly and District Preservation Society talk, A Sussex Farm During The 1950s by Ian Everest at East Hoathly Village Hall, 7.30pm Oct 18. Non members £3.
LEWES Riverside Club, Holidays up North by Marie Bartholomew, 2pm Oct 18 at St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.
Paradise Park Garden Centre, Newhaven, are hosting a charity coffee morning from 9am to 1pm, in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice. They will be donating profits from hot drinks sales to the charity. Members of the Hospice’s fundraising team will also be on hand to tell customers about the challenging work they do. Sales director, Mark Gilbert of the family run business said: “We raised over £300 last year and we hope to do double that this year, but we need your help to do. So, come along with a friend and make a morning of it!” For details on the work that St Wilfrid’s do visit www.stwhospice.org
AUTUMN FAIR in Selmeston Village Hall at 2.30pm. Bric-a-brac and books, cakes, bottle, tombola, grand, raffle, draw and teas. In aid of Church Funds.
FOUND In The Loft, amazing diaries reveal what the 1914-18 World War was really like, local community talk at Eastbourne Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road, 2pm Oct 19.
MID Sussex Ramblers, Woodingdean Circular, 5-6 miles with Bernard and Barbara 01273 844840. Meet at Woodingdean, Drove Avenue/Falmer Road car park, 10.30am Oct 19.
NORMAN Baker MP Surgery at Lewes District Council Offices, Fort Road, Newhaven, Oct 19. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.
RNLI Newhaven are holding an Autumn Sale and Coffee Morning at St Leonards Church Hall, Church Street, Seaford, from 10am to 12pm. Please come along for an enjoyable morning of coffee (or tea, if preferred) and friendly chatter. Be brave – support your local Lifeboat. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
SEAFORD Bonfire Society annual torchlit procession and firework display at Martello Fields, Oct 19.
SPOOKY Half Term Fun at Penshurst Place and Gardens, Tonbridge, Oct 19-Nov 3.
SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Cowfold, 8.5 miles fairly level. Meet in Cowfold village car park, 10am Oct 19.
ANTIQUE and Collectors Fair at East Dean Village Hall from 9.30am to 3pm Oct 20. Admission 50p. Lovely refreshments always available. To raise funds for the East Dean and Friston Bowling Club.
BEACHY Head Ramblers, Architectural Aspects, 12.5 miles with Judi 01273 299981. Meet at Ardingly Village car park, 10am Oct 20.
MAPPING Futuropolis, 11am-4pm at De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (01424) 229111 Oct 20. Help draw a gigantic map of Futuropolis, an imaginary city of the future.
Paradise Park, Newhaven will be hosting a charity book sale from 10am to 4pm in co-operation with the Seaford, Newhaven and Peacehaven Lions. Unwanted books have been donated by the public throughout the year and all monies raised by the book sale will be given to the Lions to be re-distributed to worthy causes. Sales director Mark Gilbert said: “Many of us store our unwanted books in the loft or garage and what better way to make some extra space and in the process raise money for this local charity.”
FOOD Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, Mondays 8pm in the Wood Room, St Pancras Church, Irelands Lane, Lewes.
LEWES Riverside Club, Mediterranean Tour by Jenny Charman, 2pm Oct 21 at St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.
ARE you happy with Fracking in the Sussex area? Come to a free screening of the documentary film Gasland 2 at Lewes Town Hall, 7pm Oct 22, with a special Q&A session with director Josh Fox.
EASTBOURNE Local History Society talk, A Sussex Farm in the 1950s by Ian Everest, 7.30pm Oct 22 at St Saviours and St Peters Church Hall, South Street, Eastbourne. Non members £1.
LEWES Favourites English Tunes Practice Session, from 8pm to 11pm. Elephant & Castle Clyb Room, Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes. This is the free practice on the fourth Tuesday of the month for anyone wanting to practice tunes popular in local English sessions on any instrument. Many of the tunes can be downloaded from the Lewes Saturday Folk Club website www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/. Volume 2 of The Lewes Favourites is now available. People are also welcome to bring tunes they’d like us all to try. And as it’s my birthday you can buy me a drink if you like.
MID Sussex Ramblers, Meeting with the long Man, 7 miles with Sue 01825 722135. Meet at the Long Man and Priory car park, Wilmington Village, 10.30am Oct 22.
SEAFORD Lecture and Literary Club, Lancing College by Dr Janet Pennington, 7.30pm Oct 22 at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford.
TEA Dance at the Winter Garden, Eastbourne 01323 412000, 2pm-5pm Oct 22.
BEACHY Head Ramblers, Rottingdean and Return, 12.5 miles with Marilyn 01323 762457. Meet at Falmer Road car park, northern edge of Woodingdean, 10am Oct 23.
LEWES Footpaths Group meeting at Cliffe Church Hall at 7.30pm Oct 23. Speaker Wing Commander Patrick Coulcher on Walks Through Dorset, Yorkshire and the Channel Islands.
POLEGATE Ramblers, Butts Brow to Filching and Jevington, 4.5 miles with Howard and Hillary 472174; Or Alfriston in Autumn, 8 miles with Rosalind 870451 (picnic lunch). Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, Polegate, 9.30am Oct 24.
Bradness Gallery, Spithurst (01273) 400606: Michael Cruickshank New Paintings, 11am-6pm Oct 21-Nov 3.
Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane: Two Visions featuring painter Meryl Stringell and sculptor Pippa Burley, 10.30am-5pm Tues-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, Oct 19-31.
Santa’s grotto: Santa will be at South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks. Every Saturday and Sunday commencing: November 23. Saturday 10am to 12.30pm – 1.30pm to 4pm. Sunday10 30am to12.30pm - 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Monday, December 23, 10am to 12.30pm-1.30pm to 4pm. Tuesday, December 24, 10am to 12.30pm. Christmas late night shopping: Wednesday, November 27, 5.30pm to 8.30pm. All monies raised go towards the burgess hill district lions local projects