What’s on - October 25 2013

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Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Krater Comedy Clugb, Oct 25-27; Funny Women: Brighton Nights, 8pm Oct 26; Billy the Kid His Life in Music plus Katy and Rach Improvise, 7pm Oct 27; Comic Boom, 8pm Oct 31.

Upstairs at Three and Ten, 10 Steine Street 07800 983 290: The Humble Quest for Universal Genius: Gerry Howell v Paul Sweeney/Thom Tuck v Joey Page, 10pm Oct 25/26.

Tunbridge Wells

Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Jethro, 7.30pm Oct 30.



Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Johann Strauss Celebrity Concert, 7.30pm Oct 27.


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/


St Leonard’s Church: Lunchtime Concert, Fiona Horsford harp, 1pm Oct 26.


St Mary’s Church: In Paradisum - a concert of heavenly music by The Weald Choir of Crawley, conducted by Michael Emery. Faure’s Requiem and works by Durufle, Dupre, Poulenc and others. 7.30pm. Tickets (including refreshments) £12 (senior £10, child £6) from 01293 523901; Ackerman Music, West Green; Art Shop, Church Walk or via www.wealdchoir.co.uk. November 23.

Tunbridge Wells

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Malcolm Head, Jenny Maslin and Geri Holton, Breakfast at Trinity’s, 10.30am Oct 26.



Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, 8pm October 24 ; The Knife Shaking The Habitual Show, 7pm Oct 26; Rum ‘n’ Bass, 7pm Oct 26; SOURCE New Music, 7.30pm Oct 26.

Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street 0845 293 8480: Roachford, 7.30pm Oct 24; Terry Garoghan The Auntie Flo Slide Show, 8pm Oct 24; How Things work, 7.30pm Oct 25; Missing Cat Club, 11pm Oct 25; The Ark, 11pm Oct 25; Mod For It, 11pm Oct 26; Charlene Soraira, 7pm Oct 29; Robbie Boyd, 7pm Oct 30; Brian Kennedy, 8pm Oct 30.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Forget-Me-Not Wears the Trousers, 7.30pm Oct 24; Hawklords, 7.30pm Oct 29; Blackbeard?s Tea Party, 8pm Oct 30; Fem Rock, Oct 31.

Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: Sixties Gold, 7.30pm Oct 27.


Congress Theatre (01323) 412000: Paul Carrack, 7.30pm Oct 29.

Royal Hippodrome (01323) 412000: Blake Live in Concert, Oct 26.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: R ‘n’ R at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon Oct 26.


Clayton and Keymer Royal British Legion, Woodland Road (01273 845829): Micky Hart and The Hart Breakers, 8.30pm to 11.30pm, £3 or members free


Con Club, 139 High Street (01273) 473076: Kondoms 8pm Oct 25; Mark Chadwick, 8pm Oct 26; Charlie Tipler and John Marsland, 3pm Oct 27.

Elephant & Castle: Lewes Saturday Folk Club – Simon Mayor and Hilary James, Oct 29; Simon Mayor Mandolin Workshop, 10.45am-4.45pm.

The Royal Oak, Station Street: Folk at the Royal Oak – Len Graham, 8pm Oct 31.

Union Music Store, 1 Lansdown Place: Louise Jordan, 3pm Oct 26.


British Legion Club, Claremont Road: Seaford Folk Club – Mistaken Identity, 7.45pm Oct 25.

Tunbridge Wells

Assembly Hall Theatre (01892) 530613: Royal Marines Band Concert, 3pm Oct 27; Foster and Allen, 7.30pm Oct 29.

Trinity Theatre (01892) 678678: Bolshoi: Spartacus, 6.30pm Oct 27.


The Sussex Oak, Church Street (01403 265028): Live Jazz with Andy Walker and Friends. Starts 8pm. Takes place on the second and last Thursday of every month.



De la Warr Pavilion (01424) 229111: What the Ladybird Heard, 10.30am/4.30pm Oct 25, 11am/2pm Oct 26; Moscow Ballet La Classique – Swan Lake, 7.30pm Oct 27.


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Moon Project, 7.30pm Oct 24; Mark Forsyth, The Pinnacle of Parnassus, 8pm Oct 25; The Poetry Joe Show, Oct 28/29; Alice in Wonderland, 7.30pm Oct 29/30; Nobulus, Out of the Shadow, 7.30pm Oct 29/30.

Theatre Royal 08448 717 650: Ready Steady Cook Live, 7.30pm Oct 28; Vampires Rock 10th Anniversary Tour, 7.30pm Oct 30; Ha Ha Holmes, 7.45pm Oct 31.

The Basement (01273) 699733: Transgender Seeking...8pm Oct 24, with post show discussion; Holiday on Stage – Last Days of Luxury, 8pm Oct 31.


Devonshire Park Theatre (01323) 412000: A Christmas Carol, Oct 30-Nov 2.


Glyndebourne (01273) 815000: Tour 2013 – The Rape of Lucretia, 7pm Oct 25; L’elisir d’amore, 4pm Oct 26.


White Rock Theatre (01424) 462288: Madame Butterfly, Oct 25/26; Guys and Dolls, Oct 30-Nov 2.

Haywards Heath

Clair Hall: The Full Monty, October 22 - 26, 7.30pm and Saturday matinee 2.30pm. In 1997, a BAFTA awarded British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers who had nothing to lose, took the world by storm. The setting relocated to America, they’re back, live on stage, in this musical stage adaptation. Tickets: £13.50 (concessions £12.). www.hhos.co.uk. 01444 455440.


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 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 dudleydean@talktalk.net and Maresfield Post Office, or at www.maresfieldmillenniumplayers.t83.net/


Community Centre: Polegate Community Association Drama Group presents, See How They Run! 7.45pm Oct 30-Nov 2 (Sat mat 2.45pm). Box Office Archer and Partners, 48 High street (01323) 483348 or online at www.polegatedramagroup.co.uk


EAST Sussex Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers presents Made By Hand, from 10am-5pm Oct 25, 10am-4pm Oct 26 at Lewes Town Hall. Try your hand at spinning and weaving, items for sale, trade stands etc.

LEWES Riverside Club, Strange Goings On in Winchelsea by Malcolm Pratt, 2pm Oct 25 at St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

TALK at Ann of Cleves House, Southover High Street, Lewes. Friends of Ann of Cleves House talk, The History of the Palace of Westminster by Kevin Gordon, 8pm Oct 25.


ALTERNATIVE Festival of Pumpkin Art at St Michael and All Angels Church, Little Horsted, 7pm-9pm Oct 26, 6pm-8pm Oct 27. Money raised will be shared between Little Horsted Church fund, St Mungo’s (Help for the Homeless), and Macmillan nurses.

HALLOWEEN Shriek Week at Drusillas Park, Alfriston (01323) 874100, Oct 26-Nov 3.

Heaven Farm is holding a Christmas market to support Help for Heroes on October 26 and 27, from 10am to 4pm. At Heaven Farm, Furners Green, nr Danehill, on main A275 south of Danehill. Mark Stacey (BBC antique shows) is giving free Valuations on Saturday only, from 11am to 2pm. Donations for the Heroes. Some 40 stalls. Gifts, jewellery, toys, home and garden accessories, plants, Sussex produce, cakes, puddings, children’s fun rides. Free children’s craft workshop (donations for the Heroes).

Artist Lesley Harvey whose cartoons feature in the children’s resource magazine ‘Grapevine’ and the ‘Seaford Scene’ magazine will be holding her next Drawing Workshop at Paradise Park, Newhaven on Saturday 26th October between 11 and 1 in the terrace café. The workshop is Free to all ages and will be held monthly on the last Saturday of every month. As Lesley says herself ’I have always had a pencil in my hand from an early age and loved drawing. I received formal training in Life drawing for three years at Eastbourne College of Art and I would like to help other people with a passion for drawing or require some extra guidance.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Wivelsfield and Around, 4.76 mile with William 01444 831098. Meet at Wivelsfield Church, 10.30am Oct 26.

NORMAN Baker MP Surgery at the Town Council offices, 49 High Street, Polegate, Oct 26. By appointment only, please call 01273 480281.

TALK, A History of the Palace of Westminster by Kevin Gordon. A Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society talk at 2.30pm Oct 26 in Ventnor Hall, Central United Reformed Church, Blatchington Road, Hove.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Firle to Bishopstone Circuit, 11 miles with Marilyn 01323 762457. Meet at Firle Beacon car park 10am Oct 27.

DIWALI Celebrations at Brighton Dome cafe-bar, 1pm Oct 27.

HURRICANE to Habitats, a 25 year retrospective of the Railway Land, Lewes. A fascinating insight into what makes the Railway Land tick with John Parry, Dan Ross LDC Parks Ranger, and Michael Blencowe SWT, 7pm for 7.30pm Oct 27 at the Linklater Pavilion, Railway Land, Lewes. Tickets £6 on the door.

MID Sussex Ramblers, West Hoathly Circular, 6 miles with Eric 01273 843715. Met at West Hoathly Recreation Ground car park, Hook Lane, 10am Oct 27.

POLEGATE Windmill, Park Croft, Willingdon last opening of the season, 2pm-5pm Oct 27.

SUSSEX Pathfinders walk, Saltdean, 10.5 miles Downland and riverbank. Meet in the free car park behind Saltdean Lido, 10am Oct 27.


HALLOWEEN Special, Theatrical Make-up at Brighton Dome Dressing Rooms (01273) 709709, 11am-4pm Oct 28.

LEWES Riverside Club, Bluebell Railway Updates by Mike Mason, 2pm Oct 28 at St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

MADE My Monday, new art and produce fair, 10am Oct 28 at The Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Seaford.


BIG Draw 2013, Futuropolis, 10am-5pm Oct 29-31 at De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (01424) 229111. Imagining a great city called Futuropolis and what buildings, transport, dress and entertainment might look like in the future.

BURGESS HILL: St Paul’s Catholic College, Jane Murray Way: The Sussex Harmonisers, male Barbershop chorus, rehearse every Tuesday 7.30–10.15pm.New voices (Baritones and Tenors especially) are always welcome. Ring Brian Beglin on 01273 553102 for more details; or take a look at our website, www.sussexharmonisers.org.uk

GELTLEMEN – A Prostate Awareness Evening at the Chequer Mead Arts Centre gallery and foyer, East Grinstead, 6pm Oct 29. Tests available, please book appointments with Alex H Leggat 01342 717966.

LEWES Footpaths Group walk, Rushlake Green, 5.5 miles with Robert 474357. Meet at North Street car park, 9.30am Oct 29.

SEAFORD Lecture and Literary Club, Wordsworth by W Cdr Patrick Coulcher, 7.30pm Oct 29 at St Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford.


BEACHY Head Ramblers, Willingdon, East Dean and Belle Tout, 11 miles with Liz 01323 726120. Meet at Butts Brown car park, Willingdon, 10am Oct 30..

NOBULUS Street Dance workshop at Brighton Dome (01273) 709709, 11.30am-1pm Oct 30 for age 14yrs plus.

SCOOBY-DOO at Drusillas Park, Alfriston (01323) 874100, Oct 30.


POLEGATE Ramblers, Blackstone Bottom, 6 miles with Ted R 484923; Or Windmills and Tunnels, 9.5 miles with Keith 840672 (picnic lunch). Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, 9.30am Oct 31.



Bradness Gallery, Spithurst (01273) 400606: Michael Cruickshank New Paintings, 11am-6pm Oct 21-Nov 3.


The Hawth Theatre (01293) 553636: Crawley Art Society, Oct 20-Nov 1.


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.


Rusper Village Hall: Rusper Art Group’s 43rd annual art exhibition. October 26 and 27, 10am - 5pm. Original paintings in all media, school and playgroup work. Light lunches, tea, coffee and cake. Proceeds to local charities. Admission Free.


Uckfield Art Group: Autumn Exhibition on Saturday 16th November. 10am - 4pm. Paintings, drawings, prints and greeting cards. Artists in Action, Delicious home made refreshments. Children’s Craft Table. Free parking and entry. Luxford Centre, main car park, Library Way, Uckfield, East Sussex. TN22 1AR. 01825 765021 www.uckfieldartgroup.co.uk