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Timbertech Southern Ltd - The Decking & Log Cabin Specialists


ased in Hailsham, we are decking specialists in both timber and plastic composite, supplying domestic and commercial customers in Sussex, Kent and the surrounding areas. We also supply and install custom built log cabins to suit your requirements. Established for over 27 years, we are a family business focusing on quality and customer satisfaction. Our summerhouses and cabins are imported from high quality European suppliers, including Bertsch HolzBau. Each cabin is made to measure, and

finished to your exact requirements. Our tradesmen are prompt and efficient, and we always aim to keep disruption to a minimum as we work. We always leave the premises clean and tidy and the end of each job. We can construct or install the following: Summerhouses, Log cabins, Verandas, Decking, Pergolas, And more‌ Using Millboard high quality decking, we can install low maintenance plastic composite decking with a wood appearance for great durability.

TimberTech Southern Ltd hold full public liability insurance and all work is guaranteed. We also offer a wide range of cabins designed and installed by Paul Henry. This is a unique range of log cabins suitable for home office, leisure or even extra living space. For further information about TimberTech Southern Ltd, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We are always happy to help. Tel: 07967 364 411 Email:


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Contents House and Home

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Goodwood Revival Feature

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Food & Drink

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Garden Services

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Wedding Services


Health and Beauty

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Senior Care

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Animal & Pet Services

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What’s On October 2019

Tuesday 1st - 3rd October. - Roger Waters Us + Them

Tuesday 1st October. - Beverley Knight

At The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2GR. 8pm. From £44.60. UK soul queen Beverley Knight will celebrate the songs of Stevie Wonder on a 10-date UK tour this autumn. 01273 290131

Tuesday 1st October. - Eckhart Tolle

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 5.30pm. Join Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now and A New Earth, for a rare and transformational fourhour intensive session at London’s Royal Albert Hall, including a special guided meditation with Kim Eng. 0207 589 8212.

Tuesday 1st - 3rd October. - Brydon, Mack and Mitchell

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE. 8pm. an unmissable evening of chat, comedy and general messing around. 01273 709709

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 8pm. £15. Recording Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, Us + Them, featuring stateof- the-art visual production and breath-taking sound in this unmissable cinema event. 01892 678678.

Wednesday 2nd October. - Daniel O’Donnell

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. From £37. The affable and unassuming international singing star Daniel O’Donnell, one of Ireland’s best known performers from Australia to Alaska. 01323 412000.

Wednesday 2nd October. - The Beauty of Tchaikovsky

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. With excerpts from: Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Plus: Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise (Eugene Onegin), Capriccio Italien and an 1812 firework finale! Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Dancers from the Birmingham Royal Ballet. 0207 589 8212.

Wednesday 2nd October. Someone Like You - The Adele Songbook

At The Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton’s BBC Special, the outstanding Katie Markham leads a super-talented six piece band through all your favourite Adele hits plus much more in this internationally acclaimed show – from powerhouse performances with Force 10 vocals through to intimate torch songs and a spellbinding sit down acoustic section. £22.50. 01323 412000.


ow we are coming into Winter its time to think about any repairs or upgrades you may wish to have installed into your campervan or motorhome to beat the inevitable Spring rush! Replacing the temperamental water pump, leaking sky light, adding a solar panel or even onboard WIFI to ensure you always have a signal for work or streaming movies on those chilly Winter evenings.

Its also a good time to book in your habitation check. This 3 hour check includes all services are functioning correctly, window / door seals and locks, electrical test, gas leak test, sterilisation of the water system and a Winter drain down This will highlight any faults or issues that can be fixed before the new season starts. Contact us to find out more or book in.


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Thurs. 3rd October. - Wise Children

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 01892 678678. 2pm. Recording. Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new theatre production. A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak.

Thurs. 3rd - October. - Letters Live

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. Letters Live has since December 2013 been a live celebration of the enduring power of literary correspondence. Each show always features a completely different array of great performers, reading remarkable letters from all around the world and through the ages. 0207 589 8212.

Thu. 3rd - 5th - October. Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians

At The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. It’s time to prepare yourselves for two amazing shows with Horrible Histories live on stage! Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, this astounding show is guaranteed to thrill you and your children. 01892 530613.

Wednesday 2nd - 5th October. - Tom Gates Live on Stage!

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton. Entertaining, funny and exceptionally feel-good, Tom Gates is jam packed with Liz Pichon’s illustrations which are amazingly animated for the stage! With brilliantly catchy tunes and hilarious performances, you’re guaranteed to leave the theatre with a huge smile on your face. Times vary. 0844 871 7615.

Thurs. 3rd October. - The Bob Dylan Story

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF 01323 802020. 7.30pm. A stunning and definitive live concert celebration of rock music’s greatest icon.

Thurs. 3rd - 6th Oct. - Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

Thurs. 3rd October. - Private Peaceful

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 1.30 & 7.30pm. Private Peaceful relives the life of a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. 01424 62288.

At The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. 7.30pm. From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. 01892 530613.

Frieze Sculpture will return to the English Gardens in The Regent’s Park for three months this summer, featuring works by artists from worldleading galleries. Frieze Sculpture is an exceptional cultural attraction in the heart of the city, and is free for all visitors to enjoy.

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF. 7.30pm. Awesome musicianship, great vocals, killer guitars, Bowie big screen media and lighting plus a heartfelt and genuine respect for the man and his music. 01323 802020.

At The De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea. Belinda Carlisle returns to UK with a special concert series celebrating 30 years of her iconic album Runaway Horses. Doors 7pm. Stage TBC. 01424 229111.

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 7.30pm. Starring Rob Kingsley winner of The National Tribute Music Awards “Official Elvis Show” and “No.1 Male Tribute” 01424 62288

Thurs. 3rd October. - Bowie Starman

Thurs. 3rd - 6th October. - Frieze Sculpture Park 2019

Friday. 4th October. - Vision Of Elvis

Thurs. 3rd October. - Belinda Carlisle


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Friday. 4th - 5th October. - Divas in Concert

At The Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. West End stars performing the songs you know and love by the biggest artists on the planet, alongside a live band! 01323 412000.

Friday. 4th - 5th October. - Skyfall in Concert

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Skyfall sees Daniel Craig return as the legendary secret agent in the franchise’s most successful film to date. You will be able to experience Thomas Newman’s BAFTA-winning original score performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in sync to the picture. 0207 589 8212.

Friday. 4th - 6th October. - The Cake and Bake Show 2019

At Excel, Royal Victoria Dock, London. E16 1XL. 10am-5pm. The show is brimming with all things baking, decorating and sugar craft. Gain insight from celebrity experts, stock your shelves with the latest baking equipment, and be wowed by our spectacular Cake Competition and exquisite display tables, plus many more treats for your taste buds!

Friday. 4th - October. - Tenors Un Limited: That’s Amoré!

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 8pm. Let Scott, Paul & Jem take you on a journey through some of the best loved songs of the last century, made famous by other ‘icons of song’, such as Pavarotti, Lanza, Sting, Bublé and Freddie Mercury. 01892 678678.

ABBA Tribute band. 01323 410611.

Friday. 4th - 6th October. The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Friday. 4th - October. - Romeo & Juliet

At Excel, Royal Victoria Dock, London. E16 1XL. Customising your home is a project of passion. Whether you’re self-building, renovating or extending, going up into the loft or down into the cellar, it’s important to know that you’re doing things in the best way, with the best tools for the job.

At The Manor Barn, Bexhill On Sea. 7.30pm. Romeo & Juliet is the latest show from Bowler-Crab. It features four actors playing multiple roles, the full running time being 1h.50m (including 20m interval). Tickets £15 from or 07801893115

Friday. 4th October. - The Psychedelic Furs

Friday. 4th - October. - ABBA Tribute Show

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE 01273 709709

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. Loved by all ages, ABBA – the world’s favourite pop group is spectacularly recreated by ABBA MAGIC – THE TRIBUTE. With their flawless voices, expert musicianship and captivating choreography they really are the best UK

Sat. 5th October. - Northiam Bonfire Procession & Fireworks

Bar and food will be on the Northiam Field, which will be open from 6.30pm. Entry £1.


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Sat. 5th - 14th October. Pure Autumn Art Fair 10th Anniversary

At The PowderMills Hotel, Battle. Monday - Sunday 11:00 - 17:00. Painting, drawing, printmaking, digital art, photography, sculpture, ceramics and glass. See page 39.

Sat. 5th October. - Keane

At The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2GR. This ‘Cause and Effect’ tour features 11 new songs recorded in London and Sussex. From £39.05. 01273 290131.

Sat. 5th - 13th October. Apple & Cider Fayre

At Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3AU. Up to 35 varieties of the apples will be on sale here over the weekend to try & buy, plus live music, Morris Dancers demonstrations and more. 01622 763936.

Sat. 5th October. Los Endos: Ultimate Genesis

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 7.30pm. Los Endos – Ultimate Genesis capture all the drama and excitement of a Genesis gig from the 70’s and 80’s. Los Endos is a long established tribute band, committed to bringing Genesis fans a thrilling show. 01424 62288.

Sat. 5th - 6th October. Great Dixter Autumn Plant Fair

At Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6PH. 11am-4pm. Specialist Nurseries from Europe. Entrance: included within a garden entry ticket (£10.00). 01797 252878.

Sat. 5th October. Foo Fighters Tribute Show

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. They absolutely nail the true vibe of a

We are a well-established, HETAS registered company with over 40 years’ experience in the trade, selling and installing a wide range of stoves, range cookers, chimney linings, stove and cooker spares and maintenance products as well as selling a large range of the best quality cookware.

Foo’s live experience, all performed down to the closest detail making it a truly unmissable show for any Foo Fighters fan. 01323 410611.

Sat. 5th October. Live at Brighton Dome

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE 01273 709709. 7.30pm. With Nina Conti, Lou Sanders, Jessica Fostekew and Glenn Moore. Live at Brighton Dome returns in October for another evening of comedy in our iconic Concert Hall with Nina Conti, Lou Sanders, Glenn Moore and Jessica Fostekew (MC).

Ripley Forge and Fireplaces Ltd, a family run business , has been part of the Robertsbridge community for over 70 years. They have an extensive showroom where you can see a vast range of traditional and contemporary woodburning and multifuel stoves. Their extensive yard and showroom houses a multitude of firebacks, baskets and dogs, as well as a plethora of fireplace accessories and unusual gifts. They offer free out of hours site surveys and installation carried out by Hetas registered experienced fitters. Gates, fencing, general ironwork made to your specification. Ripleys are experienced and skilled Blacksmiths who can offer a bespoke service whether you are looking for fireplace accessories, gates, fencing, traditional ironwork, garden furniture, a barbecue or an unusual garden sculpture, they can manufacture it for you. They are open from Monday to Saturday, 8am to 4.30pm, go and have a look, they are more than just a specialist fireplace shop.

We sell and install only genuine, leading brands of woodburning stoves and multifuel stoves including Aga, Esse, Clearview, Charnwood, Morso, Euroheat, Woodwarm, Stovax, Jotul, Yeoman, Franco Belge and many more. You can view, in detail, most makes and models of stoves and range cookers we currently sell from our showroom based in Heathfield, East Sussex. For more information about Stoves & Range Cookers, or to arrange your FREE visit & quotation, call the showroom on 01435 86 86 86. - 10 -

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Sat. 5th & 6th October. Miniature Steam Traction Engine & Classic Car Rally

At The Lavender Line, Isfield Station, Isfield TN22 5XB. Fares – Adults ~ £10 : Child (3 – 15) ~ £5 : Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) ~ £30 No Concessions. Riley’s Miniature Railway will be running both days ! See main ad on front cover.

Sat. 5th October. - Graceland Performed by the London African Gospel Choir

At The De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea. 7pm. £26. The London African Gospel Choir was co-founded by Crystal Kassi to help London’s African community to promote the gospel, create a platform of excellence for African gospel singers and musicians, and popularise the African interpretations of gospel music. 01424 229111.

Sat. 5th - 6th October. - In The Night Garden Live

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. Join Igglepiggle as he looks for his friends in the Night Garden by following their funny sounds until he finds them all! You’ll see all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets, enchanting music and the amazing flying Pinky Ponk. Saturday 1pm & 4pm. Sunday 10am & 1pm. From £15.50. 01323 412000.

Sat. 5th October. - Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF 7.30pm. Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers promises to be a unique voyage back to the 1970s when Les and his Legendary band ruled the world’s pop charts and The Bay City Rollers’ music became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers. 01323 802020.

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Sat. 5th October. - Trinity Comedy Club

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 8pm. Food served from 6.15pm – 7.45pm 01892 678678.

Sat. 5th October. Hastings Oktoberfest 2019

At St Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings. TN34 3AF. 2pm - 9pm. Beers.Bands. Bratwurst & more. DDFK Oompah Band, with The Rockitmen closing the night and more acts to be announced. Fancy dress very much encouraged.

Sunday 6th October. - Vintage Bus Day

At The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, E. Sussex TN22 3QL. Relive happy times of travel in the 50s, 60s and 70s by taking a vintage bus to a heritage railway. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a past age. The unmistakable ‘ding’ of a bell

Sun. 6th Oct. - Mad About The Musicals

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Sun. 6th Oct. The Football Ramble Live!

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton. 0844 871 7615 8pm. Join the gang as they bring their chart-topping podcast to life in a multimedia extravaganza. Expect all your favourites from the show as they cast an eye over the best - and most ridiculous - moments from the footballing circus.

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF. 7.30pm. Taking you on a whistle-stop tour from the heart of London’s Theatreland to the glitz of Broadway, the critically acclaimed Mad About The Musicals is back – celebrating the very best songs from the shows we all know and love! 01323 802020.

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and ‘toot’ of a whistle, the fine leather and moquette upholstery, and the colourful liveries and elegant coachwork. There will be bus rides to and from Bluebell Railway between 10am and 5:30pm. 01825 720 800.

Sun. 6th Oct. - Kano

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE. 7pm. Kano comes to Brighton Dome with new album Hoodies All Summer. The 10-track album sees Kano explore a more minimal – yet still uniquely British - sound 01273 709709.

carpets and flooring to suit all locations in your home or commercial premises, from value budget ranges to premium quality ranges and bespoke designs. Leading Flooring Brands: Karndean, Amtico, Axminster & more We offer a huge range of leading brand flooring, from traditional, contemporary and eco carpets, vinyls, vinyl tiles. We can even supply carpets that can be cleaned with bleach!

Commercial Carpets, Contract Carpet & Flooring As well as domestic carpeting and flooring, we also supply and fit commercial and contract carpeting. Why not visit our carpet showrooms today? Or Contact us for more information – call our friendly team now on 01424 210070 or 01424 842091. Email: Website:

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Sun. 6th Oct. - The Big Dog Walk

At Leeds Castle, Nr Maidstone, Kent ME17 1RG. paws off at 11am. This 2.5 mile walk takes in the grounds of ‘the loveliest Castle in the world’, and will start and finish in the Upper Parkland area (ME17 1RH). Entry is free but we would encourage all who attend to raise at least £35 which covers the cost of a guide dog’s harness. Refreshments will be available. 0345 143 0214 or email

Sun. 6th Oct. - Out of the Hat!

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 2.30pm. Long Nose Puppet Magic Show. When Doris and Delilah wake up to find something strange and sparkly has fallen from the sky, they are inspired to put on the world’s greatest magic show! 01892 678678.

Sun. 6th Oct. - NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (Encore)

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 5pm. Recording – One Man Two Guvnors. Featuring a Tony Awardwinning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden. The hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to our screen to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. 01892 678678.

Sun. 6th Oct. - Al Stewart

At The De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea. 8pm. After touring for the last year in the USA with his band the Empty Pockets, Al has decided to bring his show to the UK shores. 01424 229111.

Monday 7th Oct. - Kano

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. London-born rapper Kano will play his first Royal Albert Hall headline show this October as part of the Albert Sessions. 0207 589 8212.


e are very excited at Teal in Robertsbridge, restocking for the Autumn and winter period and have new stock arriving daily. As well as old favourites like our cards, jewellery and ceramics, we have a great range of autumn votives and candelabras to give a cosy feel to your autumn living as the nights draw in. New sculptural pieces including hedgehogs, trees and the ever popular copper horses are in store now. A new range of knitwear and scarves are arriving in beautiful autumn colours and patterns to brighten up your winter wardrobe. Thinking ahead to the approaching festive season, a great range of gifts for both ladies and the gents of East Sussex is available alongside some super festive decorative touches for your home. We will be at the Wealden Midwinter Fair on the 14th, 15th and 16th November at Hop Farm, Paddock Wood Why not pop in or have a look at our newly launched website. We also update our Facebook page regularly, so that you keep up to date with stock arrivals and promotions.

Sun. 6th Oct. - Beethoven’s Ninth

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 3pm. An unmissable all-Beethoven concert culminates with the monumental ‘Choral Symphony’ with its climactic ‘Ode to Joy’. BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5. ‘Emperor’ Symphony No. 9. ‘Choral’ 0207 589 8212.

Sun. 6th Oct. - Night Sky Photography At The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux. 10.30am to 4.30pm. This one day course aims to provide you with all the essential information needed to start you on your fascinating journey into night sky photography. Cost: £55.00 per adult including food. See page 22 for details.

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Tuesday 8th Oct. - Classic FM Live

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. The supremely talented young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor will perform Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, fusing jazz and classical music to conjure up images of 1920s Manhattan. Further special guests on the night will include the nation’s favourite choirmaster, Gareth Malone, directing the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. 0207 589 8212.

Tuesday 8th Oct. - ROH Live: Don Giovanni

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 6.45pm. Live Transmission. Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. 01892 678678.

Tuesday 8th Oct. - Out Of The Ashes

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 730pm. No Ashes year would be complete without An Evening With Boycott and Aggers and there’s nothing like a battle with the old enemy to bring out the belligerent best in our Geoffrey! £25. 01323 412000.

Tuesday 8th Oct. - Sinatra: Raw

At The Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.45pm. £19. Richard Shelton’s masterful show revealing the man behind the music tours following a sold-out West End season. 01323 412000.

Tuesday 8th Oct. - Richard Alston Dance Company

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton. 7.45pm. Richard Alston Dance Company embarks on its farewell tour, Final Edition, giving loyal audiences one last chance to see a live performance by what is undoubtedly one of the world’s best dance ensembles, before the company sadly cease to operate in April 2020. 0844 871 7615


uck the Brexit blues and buy some bling! In our sale on the 19th October we have things to make you smile! The sale includes a good selection of jewellery at prices for all pockets. There is also a single owner collection of modern art which offers the buyer a great opportunity to purchase artwork at affordable prices, with the very real chance of making a sound investment for the future. The sale is available to view on at as well as our own website, and at our offices by appointment from Monday 30th September.

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Entertainment & Leisure M

eet the designer makers of spectacular, well designed and beautifully made work at the Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show at the De La Warr Pavilion, a grade one listed building, and art gallery, on the seafront in Bexhill-on-Sea on 19 and 20 October. On display will be ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, printmaking, textile art, woodwork and more. The work can be purchased or commissioned and would make a special Christmas present. Admission is £3, students and children free. Your ticket allows readmission throughout the weekend. For more information see or visit the Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery, Southover Grange, Southover Rd, Lewes BN7 1TP, T:01273 479565. Open every day, except Christmas Day, between 10.00 – 5.00.


he guests at this year’s Tenterden Folk Festival include Will Pound and Eddy Jay. Will has been to Tenterden before as a musician for a Morris side but it will be Eddy’s first visit. They will be headlining the opening concert on Thursday. One of the most breath-taking live acts I’ve ever witnessed; The wild man of the accordion EJ and harmonica whiz kid WP creating sounds you just wouldn’t credit coming out of those instruments.’ Tom Robinson, BBC6 ‘Stunning: two quite brilliant musicians demonstrate dynamic instrumental work. ****’ Paul Collins, Maverick Magazine

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Tuesday 8th Oct. - Alice Cooper

At The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2GR. 6.30pm. With Special Guests The Stranglers plus Wayne Kramer’s MC50. Alice Cooper is back in the UK this October, returning to the country that first embraced him, in the 50th year since the first Alice Cooper album release, and bringing an all-new show. From £50. 15. 01273 290131

Wednesday 9th Oct. - Will Young

At The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2GR. 6.30pm. UK pop icon Will Young releases brand new single ‘All The Songs’, the first track to be heard from his long awaited seventh album Lexicon. ‘All The Songs’ arrives with an incredible, agenda-setting video directed by the legendary fashion photographer and director Rankin. 01273 290131.

Wednesday 9th Oct. - The National Trust Fan Club

At The Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 2.30pm & 7.45pm. Join Helen Wood’s one-woman quest to visit every National Trust property and become the NT’s biggest super-fan. Don’t miss this chance to see Helen’s new show direct from its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 01323 412000.

Thursday 10th Oct. - Alice Cooper

At The O2 Arena, Docklands, London. 6pm. With Special Guests The Stranglers & Wayne Kramer’s MC50. An all-new show. See above for details. 0844 856 0202.

Thursday 10th - 12th Oct. - Eastbourne Beer Festival

At the new Welcome Building at Devonshire Park. Eastbourne Beer Festival brings you over 90 cask ales, ciders, perries, plus a variety of international bottled beers and wines, specially selected by the local CAMRA team. Take your pick from award winners, local favourites or those with a suitably quirky name! Update: Friday night tickets now sold out. Book now for Thursday and Saturday sessions.

A ‘Must” to add to your Christmas Celebrations Demand for tickets for “The Johnny Spice, Swing Orchestra’s Christmas Balls ” is already growing fast. Under the Direction of Paul Hyde and organized by Johnny’s widow Pam, the Balls, will once again be held in the Eastbourne Town Hall. ”We were hoping to return to our Winter Garden venue this year, but unfortunately the refurbishments are not yet complete” Pam said. Since the year 2000 these events have raised thousands of pounds for the Macmillan Cancer Support with many ‘sold out’ evenings. . So you are advised to book your tickets as soon as possible to support this worthwhile cause. Your choice of dates is either Wednesday 11th December or Friday 13th December. From 7.30pm – 11.30pm. Tickets are £16.50 each. Individuals, couples and groups are welcome. All seats can be reserved. Book a table or several tables for 8 and make it a party if you wish. Dress Formal, Black Tie optional. There are no refreshments at this venue, so feel free to take your own. Tickets are obtainable from the Tourist Information Centre 01323 425415 or 01323 727516 Paul will once again lead the orchestra in an evening of delightful Ballroom Dance Music, including many melodies that have proved ‘Big Band” favourites over the years. A popular recent addition is the interval Sequence Dance session for all to join in, led by local Guest Dance Instructors. This has added to the variety of an evening of wonderful dancing. - 18 -

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Thursday 10th Oct. International Ballroom Dancing Championships At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 5.45pm. Professional and amateur dancers compete in both Ballroom and Latin Championships at the annual International Championships, now in its 65th year at the Royal Albert Hall. 0207 589 8212.

RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) are looking for people who can spare some time to go around the stores in Hastings, Bexhill on Sea and St Leonards on Sea and collect the money that’s been donated in our unique Sooty boxes. You’ll be fully supported by the volunteer area manager Helena, who’ll be on hand to guide you. Our Sooty boxes raise over £500,000 each year and this money goes towards helping the 250 people who every day, begin to lose their sight. RNIB has a crucial role to play in creating a world where there are no barriers to people with sight loss. We want society, communities and individuals to see differently about sight loss. Are you the one we’re looking for?

It’s Christmas – Get me out of here! Murder Mystery Christmas Dinner Friday 20 December 2019 – 7.00pm Try something different for your Christmas Party this year – MURDER!. Down in the jungle join our cast of deadly celebrities as they battle a bush tucker trial that will end in murder. Enjoy a threecourse festive dinner while you interview the suspects and work with your fellow guests to reveal the murderer. The perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit and start the festive season beginning with a Prosecco reception at 7.00pm. Really get into the spirit and break out the safari/jungle outfits and pith helmets for a chance to win two bottles of Prosecco for the best-dressed table. The professional actors will take you down into the jungle where you become the detectives and decide who committed the murder, why they did it and how. Certificates will be presented to the winning table and photographs will be available to download free after the event from the Moneypenny Productions website. Tickets £35.50 or book a table of 10 for £30 per person

Thursday 10th Oct. - Sinatra: Raw

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton. 7.30pm. Richard Shelton’s masterful show revealing the man behind the music tours following a sold out West End season. You are invited to Palm Springs, California, 1971. Frank Sinatra faces retirement. The air is electric and the crowd jockey for position at Sinatra’s last intimate show. But times are changing as the Rolling Stones and David Bowie dominate the charts. 0844 871 7615.

Thursday 10th Oct. - Henning Wehn

At The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. 8pm. You couldn’t make it up; surely the German Comedy Ambassador, Henning Wehn, hasn’t bosched out yet another new show? And what’s he still doing here anyway? Well, his lack of transferable skills is what keeps him here and his belief that practise makes perfect is what keeps him going. 01892 530613.

Thursday 10th Oct. - Luke Kempner: House of Faces

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 8pm. Comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner hosts an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits. Expect celebrities, politicians and even royalty going head to head. 01892 678678.

Thurs. 10th October - Robertsbridge Jazz Club: The Josh Kemp Quintet

At Robertsbridge Village Hall, 8pm - 10.30pm. Tickets are £10 on the door or in advance from Judges Bakery, Robertsbridge. Information at 01580 880274 or facebook.

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Thursday 10th - 12th Oct. - New Scientist Live

At Excel, Royal Victoria Dock, London. E16 1XL. From 10am daily. The world’s greatest science festival. This October, New Scientist Live will take you on a journey of discovery, turning London’s ExCel Centre into the most exhilarating place on Earth! Jam-packed with thoughtprovoking talks, ground-breaking discoveries, interactive experiences, workshops and performances that will inspire all ages, New Scientist Live is an extraordinary day out.

Friday 11th Oct. - Chris de Burgh

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. Singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh returns to the Royal Albert Hall in October 2019 to perform Into The Light and Moonfleet & Other Stories, two of his most outstanding recordings, back to back and in their entirety, as part of his Classic Albums Tour. 0207 589 8212.

Friday 11th Oct. - Little Monster

Thursday 10th - 12th Oct. - Rob Beckett

At The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. 11am & 1pm. Lovable puppets, magical shadows and live songs will whizz your little monsters away on an exciting journey. 01892 530613.

Thursday 10th Oct. - Working for Christian Dior: The Insights of a 1950s Fashion Model

At St Mary in the Castle, Pelham Crescent, Hastings TN34 3AF. 7.30pm. Fumiya Koido (Piano). Marcio da Silva (Conductor). £22.50 stalls, £17.50 balcony. See main advertisement on page 4.

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE. 8pm. £24. ‘Lights up the stage with his magnetic personality (not to mention the dazzle from his teeth)’ Mail on Sunday. 01273 709709

At The Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF. 6 - 8pm. Working for Christian Dior, published by Zuleika Books, is a contemporary personal reflection by Jean Dawnay on her season working as a salon model for Dior’s spring/summer collection of 1950. In this Thursday evening talk join Jean Dawnay’s daughter Katya Galitzine for a fascinating account of the intricacies of daily life working at Dior. £15. T: 020 7407 8664

Friday 11th Oct. - Hastings Philharmonic

Friday 11th Oct. - Danny John-Jules – I’ve Gotta Be Me

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF 7.30pm. Danny John-Jules – The star of Red Dwarf, Death in Paradise and Strictly Come Dancing is going on tour. “The coolest cat in town”, is singing and dancing his way back to his musical theatre roots as he takes you on a journey through the life of showbiz icon, Mr Wonderful himself, Sammy Davis Jr. 01323 802020.

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Friday 11th Oct. - Guns N Roses Tribute Show

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. Guns 2 Roses - The world’s most successful Guns N Roses tribute band! The Only Guns N Roses tribute to have performed with 4 different members of Guns N Roses. 01323 410611.

Friday 11th Oct. - Psychic Sally - 10 Years and Counting

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 7.30pm. UK’s favourite award winning medium is back. 01424 62288

Friday 11th Oct. - The Magic Of Motown

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton. 7.45pm. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship. 0844 871 7615

Friday 11th - 13th Oct. Giants Of Steam Autumn Gala

At The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, E. Sussex TN22 3QL. A special intensive timetable will be operating over the weekend so there will be lots of opportunities to travel behind these magnificent Giants and to watch them in action! 01825 720 800.

Friday 11th Oct. - Pam Ayres - Up In The Attic

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. Pam Ayres has been making the nation laugh for over 40 years. She will be performing poems from her new book Up In The Attic. 01323 412000.

Friday 11th & 12th Oct. - Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt (Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor)

At The Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 8pm. £26. Comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music. 01323 412000.

Saturday 12th Oct. - Mind, Body Spirit Event

At The Lansdowne Hotel, Eastbourne. 10.30am-4.30pm. Free Daytime admission. See Beyond The Ordinary on page 4 for full details.

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Sat. 12th Oct. - Craft Fair

At St. Barnabas Church, Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1JG. 10am3pm. Held on the second Saturday each month. Arts, crafts, gifts and produce. Easy parking. Pop up cafe.

Sat. 12th Oct. - Silas Marner

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 7.30pm. the great Victorian epic novel, is thrillingly and theatrically brought to the stage in the bicentenary year of George Eliot’s birth by the acclaimed Conn Artists Theatre Company. 01424 62288.

Sat. 12th Oct. - Giants Of Lovers Rock

At The indigo at the O2, Docklands, London. With Special Guests Glenn Jones, Melba Moore, Jones Girls Featuring Shirley Jones. 0844 856 0202.

Sat. 12th Oct. - Brad Paisley

At The O2 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. American country music singer and songwriter. Special guest Chris Lane. Brad Paisley has sold over 11 million albums and has won three Grammy Awards. 0844 856 0202.

Sat. 12th Oct. - The Glenn Miller Orchestra

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 3pm. From £22.50. The UK’s most renowned big band swings you back in time playing Glenn Miller’s own arrangements of favourite wartime chart toppers and hits from the forties directed by legendary band leader Ray McVay. 01323 412000.

Sat. 12th - 13th Oct. - Battle Of Hastings

At Battle Abbey, High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD. Hear the clash of sword on shield and feel the thunder of galloping hooves, as over 600 warriors clash in the infamous Battle of Hastings re-enactment – an epic festival of displays, activities and re-enactments to keep you awestruck all weekend. Adults £7.50, children £4.50. 0370 333 1183

Sat. 12th - 13th Oct. - Classic Car Show

Rock-A-Nore Road, HASTINGS, East Sussex, TN34 3DW. 10am-3pm. Show of classic cars and motorcycles up to 1988 (plus later exceptional vehicles). Free admission. Refreshments nearby. Street cruise each day from 1.30pm.

Sat. 12th Oct. - Eagles Tribute Show

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. The Alter Eagles are an experienced, authentic Eagles tribute band. Formed in 2003, they perform the whole repertoire of Eagles tracks, from tasteful country rock. 01323 410611.

Sat. 12th Oct. - Abbamania

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF 7.30pm. £25.50. Celebrating Over 40 years of ABBA. 01323 802020.

Sat. 12th - 13th Oct. - The National Wedding Show

At Excel, Royal Victoria Dock, London. E16 1XL 10.00am-5.00pm. With inspiration, help and advice from 200+ wedding specialists.

Astronomy Courses at The Observatory Science Centre Night Sky Photography: Sunday 6th October – 10.30am to 4.30pm

This one day course aims to provide you with all the essential information needed to start you on your fascinating journey into night sky photography. Cost: £55.00 per adult including food.

Star Search: Monday 14th October to Monday 4th November - 7.30pm to 9.30pm

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Sat. 12th Oct. - Get Ready

At The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. 7.30pm. £28.25. The Ultimate Motown & Soul Party! Take a trip back to 1960s Detroit with the brand-new, celebrated stage production, Get Ready. 01892 530613

Sat. 12th & 13th Oct. - Discover Dogs

At Excel, Royal Victoria Dock, London. E16 1XL. 10am-5pm. Meet hundreds of dogs, chat to owners, discover our great range of shops and watch world-class displays and competitions. A great day out for the whole family!

Sun. 13th Oct. - Wedding Showcase

At Hever Castle & Gardens, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG. Hever Castle is once again hosting a stunning Wedding Showcase, giving guests the rare opportunity to experience our beautiful venues set up for a wedding. There will be a selection of mouth-watering delights available from our Award Winning caterers Leith’s. Cocktails, fizz and hot refreshments will be served throughout the event. 01732 865224.

Sun. 13th - 14th Oct. - John Mayer

At The O2 Arena, Docklands, London. American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. 6pm. 0844 856 0202.

Sun. 13th Oct. - Royal Parks Half Marathon 2019

Sat. 12th - 13th Oct. - Austin Counties car Rally

At The Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway, Station Road, Tenterden TN30 6HE. Tenterden Town Station will once again welcome the Austin Counties Car Club who will be displaying a selection of popular Austin cars - from the 8 h.p. to the A40 Somerset, the last ‘real’ Austin. 01580 765155.

Sat. 12th - 20th Oct. - Hastings Week

At various locations, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1JR. A week long celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066. The Classic Car Show, National Town Criers Championship, Battle of Hastings re-enactment and the grand finale of the Hastings Bonfire Torchlight Procession are just some of the exciting events on offer and are sure to keep everyone interested. See website for full programme.

Sat. 12th Oct. - Ninfield Bonfire Night

At Church Lane, Ninfield, TN33 9JN. 7.15pm. Procession and firework display will follow the route of Church Lane onto the Green into Manchester Road, Coombe Lane and Standard Hill, onto the High

At Hyde Park; Kensington Gardens; St James’s Park; Green Park. 7:30am - 4pm.

Sun. 13th Oct. -London Philharmonic Orchestra

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 3pm. From £15.00. 01323 412000. Romance and adventure. Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, RimskyKorsakov Scheherazade, Andrew Gourlay conductor, Reinis Zariņš piano, London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sun. 13th Oct. - Sir Karl Jenkins: 75th Birthday Concert

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 3pm. Sir Karl Jenkins returns to the Royal Albert Hall to conduct a superb programme of his most popular works. The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, Palladio Miserere (Excerpts) 6000 Pipes! Organ Concerto, and sublime excerpts from SYMPHONIC ADIEMUS. 0207 589 8212.

Mon. 14th Oct. - An Evening with Armistead Maupin

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE. 7.30pm. In his first ever UK tour, Fane Productions and Kilimanjaro present an evening with the bestselling, much-loved author and LGBT activist, Armistead Maupin. 01273 709709.

Mon. 14th - 19th Oct. - Frankenstein

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton. Mon - Sat at 19:45. Thu and Sat at 14:30. Rona Munro’s brilliant new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece places the writer herself amongst the action as she wrestles with her creation and with the stark realities facing revolutionary young women, then and now. 0844 871 7615.


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Mon. 14th Oct. - 4th Nov. - Star Search

This four week course will teach you how to recognise star patterns and use them to navigate your way around the night sky. You will also find out about the mythology behind these constellations. Cost: £76.00 per adult. 7.30-9.30pm. For more info, visit or call 01323 832731

Mon. 14th Oct. - RY X

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. Australian singer-songwriter and musician Ry Cuming, better known by his stage name RY X, will play his biggest London headline show to date, as part of the Albert Sessions. 0207 589 8212.

Tues. 15th - 16th Oct. - Ariana Grande

At The O2 Arena, Docklands, London. Multi-platinum, Grammy Awardwinning recording artist. 0844 856 0202.

Tues. 15th Oct. Symphonic Queen

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents a thrilling tribute to the iconic rock band Queen, with an unforgettable evening of anthems, accompanied by a spectacular light show. 0207 589 8212.

Wed. 16th Oct. - Amanda Palmer

At The De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea. 6.45pm. Palmer’s third solo LP, There Will Be No Intermission is the multi-faceted artist’s most powerful and personal collection to date, with songs that tackle the big questions: life, death, grief and how we make sense with it all. 01424 229111.

Wed. 16th Oct. - The Divine Comedy

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE. 7pm. + support Man & The Echo. Neil Hannon brings his new Divine Comedy album Office Politics to Brighton Dome. 01273 709709.

Actor Eddie Izzard opened a new gallery at Bexhill Museum last month. The centrepiece of the Bexhill in World War II gallery is a large model railway depicting the town in December 1940. It has been designed by Eddie in memory of his father, who was evacuated from Bexhill in 1940 and returned in December of that year. It was put together by volunteers over a period of 18 months. Eddie, who is patron of the museum, performed the opening ceremony with the mayor, Councillor Kathy Harmer. The gallery also features a representation of an air raid shelter with items that can be handled, objects from the museum collection and a map used by Air Raid Precautions during the war. The museum also has three other galleries to see. It is open seven days a week. Admission: £3 adults, £2.50 concessions, £1.50 children 5 and over, under 5s free.

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Goodwood Revival

All pictures by What’s On

Top 10 attractions at the Goodwood Revival 13th – 15th September 2020 1. World’s greatest historic racing Witness hundreds of rare and priceless cars, driven by champions past and present, competing for the most coveted trophies in historic motorsport, including the St Mary’s Trophy presented by Motul, and the Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration. 2. Period dress The event is defined by its period dress code: tweeds and trilbies for men, furs and frocks for the ladies, and by its refusal to allow modern cars within the circuit on race days. 3. Renowned riders and drivers The Revival always attracts the finest in historic motor racing talent - and a host of famous faces from the motorsport world and beyond. 4. Kids go free A traditional fairground, complete with an old-school big wheel, helterskelter and carousel will bring joy to all generations amidst the excitement of classic car racing, singing and dancing

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that entrances Revival fans every year. Children 12 years old and under are free and anyone between 13-21 go half price. 5. Revival Fashion Revival Fashion presented by Mastercard is an exciting area totally dedicated to vintage chic style. Watch spectacular fashion shows, showcasing true and ‘inspired by’ vintage collections, live music, models and dancers. A breath-taking production not to be missed! 6. Freddie March Spirit of Aviation Bringing together some of the most elegant and rarely-seen machines from the history of aviation. 7. Revival High Street Working alongside a variety of major modern brands, creating a homage to the classic high street.

vintage music being performed - or if you are feeling brave, getting out there and having a jive… 9. Earls Court Motor Show Everything at the Revival is from the 1940s-to-1960s era. Everything, that is, apart from the Earls Court, where the finest brands in the world juxtapose their classic models with the latest in their production line. 10. All The Fun Of The fair The fun doesn’t stop when the racing is over. Don’t think all the fun takes place within the Motor Circuit: cross the bridge near the Revival High Street and head, quite literally, Over the Road for a whole new experience. Please note that you do need a Revival ticket to access Over the Road on the day of your visit. 2020 Tickets are on sale now

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Westfield K

nown as Westewelle in the Doomsday survey, Westfield is one of the largest villages in the area with a population of around 2,750. It lies 6 miles inland and 2 miles to the north of the “Ridge” which overlooks Hastings. Westfield has not suffered a population drift that has affected many villages as there is local employment such as the Wheel Farm Business Park where small companies such as Iron Works UK Ltd are established. Iron Works specialises in the fabrication, manufacture and installation of quality bespoke metalwork, including internal and external balustrades, railings, gates, staircases and designer furniture. Woodbase Joiners Ltd (see overleaf ) are also based here offering a comprehensive purpose made joinery service, manufacturing, designing, and installing staircases, windows, doors including Fire Doors, and other bespoke joinery - They also sell solid sawdust Biomass fuel.

Carr-Taylor Vineyards is another success story, competing with the French to produce champagne-style wine- A popular tourist attraction, with vineyard walks, tours and wine tasting. Being at the centre of the village The New Inn Pub is popular with both locals and tourists serving delicious food and offering a wide range of local bitters, with at least 3 sourced within a 30 mile radius of the pub. Next door to the New Inn is the Butcher Archers Of Westfield. Established in 1935 by the same family that runs the butchers today, Archers of Westfield supplies a full range of fine quality local meats, including beef, pork, lamb and chicken, as well as bacon and up to thirty different varieties of their own home made sausages. For those with a four legged friend Whitelands Kennels provide a whole host of services including boarding, doggie day care, obedience training, doggie tumble and lots more.

You can also treat your dog to a visit to Barking Boutique who cover all aspects of Grooming from basic baths and brush out to full grooms, breed standard, or owners own styling requirements. Of course if you feel like being pampered take a visit to Sole To Soul Reflexology. Reflexology is a natural, gentle therapy that encourages the body to restore its own healthy balance as well as being extremely effective at inducing deep relaxation. Helping keep the local gardens spotless is Atkins Garden Care Services. After several years as a gardener at Dixter, Dave Atkins established Atkins Garden Care Services in 1991 and began to develop a small business alongside a reputation for providing a quality, reliable service. Now, with several teams of dedicated gardeners and support staff, Atkins Garden Care Services is one of Sussex’s leading garden maintenance and landscaping companies.

We are always delighted to welcome visitors to our beautiful vineyard here in the heart of 1066 country Whether you want to just turn up and enjoy the countryside (self guided tours), or come en masse for a fully-tutored tour & tasting with one of our knowledgeable tour guides (group tours), we look forward to seeing you. Our range of gift vouchers provide a wonderful way of enjoying our informative and entertaining vineyard tours, either for yourself or as a great gift for friends or family. We also cater for coach parties. If you have been given a voucher for a tour and tasting, please contact us on 01424 752501 or at for details and dates. - 33 -

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prominent sight as you enter the village from the south is that of the church - St. John the Baptist, which has served the parishioners for over 800 years. Its many features include extensive buttressing, a 12th Century porch and a 14th Century font with an elaborate 17th Century cover. Above the door to the tower there is carved a Royal Coat of Arms with the list of vicars since 1250 set below. As you look towards the nave you see a Norman arch with squint windows to the side, cut through the 32 inches of stone. . Another feature at the road entrance is the lych-gate, with its four carved angels; this was added in 1887 as a memorial to a deceased child.

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BATTLE FESTIVAL throughout Battle, throughout October


t’s October, so it must be Festival time in Battle. The month long event kicks off at 7pm on Saturday 28th September with The Grand Parade through Battle High Street featuring Big Blue Beautiful Creatures Theatre. This is followed by the finest Barn Dance in the business.... Skinners Rats at Battle Memorial Hall. Nature and the environment is the recurring theme throughout the festival, and the involvement of the youth of Battle is also very evident. Follow the trail of some amazing Beasts, created by Battle Arts Project and displayed in windows on the High Street. At the Almonry, the Art detectives have been at work involving local school students in the creation of metal work sculptures and put together by Sam Peacock...this after being surrounded by a swarm of bees at the Beehive Ceramic Installation created by Artist in Residence Kerry Bennett, and local children. Lectures include ‘Corfu to Dubrovnik

by Bicycle’, Ernest Shackleton, and ‘Restoring Meadows’ by Dr John Feltwell, in conjunction with a photographic exhibition at Battle Library....where there is also storytelling by Xanthe Graham and Talking Tales by Kevin Graal. As ever the musical content is strong. One of the highlights is Carnival of Animals produced by Primrose Piano Quartet and top London soloists...and also involving local primary schools. The Festival is proud to present a piano recital from Hastings International Competition winner Maxim Kinasov, a free coffee concert by Hastings Philharmonic Wind Quartet, and James Gilchrist and Jonathon Stone, with The Primrose Quartet in St Mary’s Church. There is also Capella at Battle Brewery Big Blue and our very own Battle

Choral Society, Battle Community Singers and Whatlington Singers. Painting workshops, a painting challenge...and the cinema too with Stan and Ollie, The Wizard of Oz and The Gruffalo! Programmes available throughout Battle and at Tickets online and from Crafty Norman /Rother Books.

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Wed. 16th Oct. - Jim Davidson

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000. 7.30pm. £25.50. Are you fed up with this PC world we now find ourselves in? Well, come and see Jim’s brand-new and outrageous show.

Wed. 16th Oct. - Charlie Landsborough in Concert

At The Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm £26. Known as the UK’s premier country music singer, country music is only one part of his live shows. Charlie’s gigs are a night of beautiful ballads, folk, blues, country, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, gospel and anthems. 01323 412000.

Thurs. 17th Oct. The Making of Tatty Devine

At The Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF. 6-8pm. Join Tatty Devine co-founders Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine for this Thursday evening talk, as they look back on twenty years of their irreverent, cult art jewellery. Riffing on themes of collaboration, creativity and craft, they will expand on the ethos behind the brand and how they have balanced being business savvy with their creative passion. T: 020 7407 8664

Thurs. 17th Oct. - ‘And In The End...’

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. A 50th Anniversary celebration of ‘Abbey Road ‘ and ‘Let It Be’ with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and The Bootleg Beatles. 0207 589 8212.

Thurs. 17th Oct. - Comedy Central Impractical Jokers “The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour”

At The O2 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. Starring The Tenderloins 0844 856 0202.

Thurs. 17th Oct. - The Simon & Garfunkel Story

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000. 7.30pm. Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a sold out Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance.


Battle Choral Society will be performing J S Bach’s St Matthew Passion in English at St Mary’s Church, Battle, on Saturday 19th October, starting at the earlier time of 6.30 pm. Under the baton of Musical Director John Langridge, the full choir, joined by other local singers and a group of young voices, will perform with the Battle Orchestra and the church organ, played by Nigel Howard. Six professional soloists will take various roles in this epic work. The most famous of Bach’s choral works, the St Matthew Passion requires two orchestras and a double choir and is rarely offered locally. First performed in 1727 as part of the Good Friday service at the Thomaskirche, Leipzig, it was later revised by Bach in the 1730s and 1740s. The libretto, taken from St Matthew’s Gospel, recounts the final week of Jesus’ life, up to and including the Crucifixion. Complex choral pieces for the double choir are juxtaposed with haunting arias and Lutheran chorales. Tickets at £17 (£15 for under-18s) are available from the Battle Festival website,, from Rother Books and The Crafty Norman in Battle High Street, and on the door (cash or card).

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More of us are aware of the impacts of plastics, the harm they cause to marine life and our food. Here are some of the ways we can all help.

Beeswax wraps

Over 50% of the world’s plastic discarded in 2015 was plastic packaging. At home, we can reduce our use of cling film with beeswax wraps, great for wrapping cheese, packed lunches, covering dishes and protecting our toothbrush, razor or soap whilst travelling. They are washable, reusable, biodegradable and antibacterial.

Make-up remover pads

The disposable nature of cotton pads makes them wasteful. Cotton farming impacts the environment hugely, especially when not organically grown. Chemicals severely impact ecosystems and just one kilogram uses 20,000 litres of water, sucking dry surrounding areas causing loss of flora and fauna. Our make-up remover pads are made from scraps of cotton fabric, are washable/reusable so reducing environmental impact.

Wool twine

Our super sustainable soft and exceptionally strong general-purpose twine is perfect for traditional garden use, floristry, crafts and gift wrapping. Made from Dartmoor wool in a range of colours, it continues doing good after its working life by releasing nitrogen as it bio-degrades on the compost heap.

Vintage teapots

Did you know most teabags are coated in plastic to stop them disintegrating when you brew your teabag in a cup or pot? Switch to loose tea and one of our vintage teapots instead and enjoy a longer cuppa without the health risks and environmental impact. Keep your tea warm with one of our handknitted tea cosies. Paula Williams, Founder of BRITISH design BRITISH made, 64 High Street, Battle, TN33 0AG, helping you to buy British. What you buy here will not have arrived from far flung places or travelled thousands of miles by air and sea. We use 100% renewable electricity, every drop made from British sun, wind and rain. We aim to re-use or recycle at least 90% supplier packaging to reduce landfill. We seek out and promote products that are made with sustainable or recycled materials.

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Thurs. 17th Oct. - The House & Garage Orchestra

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE. 7pm. £23.50. An expanded live band with horns and string sections, they’re bringing back the iconic sounds of the UK at the turn of the millennium. 01273 709709.

Thurs. 17th - 19th Oct. - No Man’s Land

At The Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. A chance meeting between two elderly writers in a North London pub leads to an alcoholfuelled night of reminiscences and verbal sparring. Evenings 7:45pm Saturday matinee 2:30pm. From £16. 01323 412000.

Thurs. 17th Oct. - The South East Property Expo

At The Hop Farm Family Park, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY. 9am-5pm. Bringing together home buyers & sellers, developers, investors and landlords with trusted suppliers and advisors, the Expo aims to provide help and assistance to those with an interest in all things property. 01622 872068.

Friday 18th Oct. - The Greatest Love of All

At The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2GR. 7.30pm. Starring Belinda Davids & Celebrating the music of Whitney Houston with The National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. The Greatest Love of All is a critically acclaimed live concert honouring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston. 01273 290131.

Friday 18th Oct. - The Bob Dylan Story

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 7.30pm. THE BOB DYLAN STORY - ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 50th ANNIVERSARY - GREATEST HITS SHOW. A stunning and definitive live concert celebration of rock music’s greatest icon. 01424 62288.

Friday 18th Oct. - Oasis Tribute Show

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. Oasis Maybe capture the sound look and feel of the Band from the 1994-1997 era performing tracks from Definitely Maybe and Whats the Story Morning Glory with a few famous B-sides and thrown in for good measure. 01323 410611.

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Friday 18th - 20th Oct. - The Baby Show

At Olympia Grand, London. 9.30am-5.30pm. The UK’s favourite shopping event for new and expectant parents. The leading pregnancy and parenting event, providing the perfect opportunity to discover everything for bump, baby and you.

6-8 Motorway”, “Up Against the Wall” and “War Baby” but is best remembered for “Glad to be Gay”, the song that the BBC tried to ban in 1978. £22.50 01323 841414.

Friday 18th - 20th Oct. - Mind, Body & Soul and The OM Yoga Show

At Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY. 020 8365 212. 10am-6pm. There’s no weekend quite like the Mind Body Soul Experience. From natural health to spiritual guidance, it’s an experience not to be missed. Leave your worries at the door and embark on a journey of discovery and renewal, with hundreds of experts on hand to guide you on your way.

Saturday 19th Oct. Hastings Bonfire Celebrations

Stealing a march on most other bonfires, Hastings Beach is the venue for the Hastings Bonfire Celebrations. The spectacular torchlit procession, starting from White Rock (near to the Pier), bonfire and fireworks commemorate the Battle of Hastings, as well as the traditional gunpowder plot.

Friday 18th Oct. - Richard Hawley

Friday 18th Oct. - Settling the Score David Arnold vs Michael Giacchino

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. an evening of award-winning film and TV music from legendary composers, David Arnold and Michael Giacchino, as they strike up the orchestra and go into symphonic battle, comparing and colliding on their impressive back catalogue of music. 0207 589 8212.

Friday 18th - 26th Oct. Deathtrap by Ira Levin

At The Stables Theatre, The Bourne, Hastings. 01424 423221. 7.30pm. ‘At least one of them won’t make it out alive.’ The classic thrillercomedy is given a fresh take in this lively and suspenseful new production.

Friday 18th Oct. - Tom Robinson

At The Hailsham Pavillion. 7.30pm. Robinson enjoyed chart success with hits including “2-4-

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE 01273 709709 7pm. Following his two incredible sell-out shows at London’s EartH, which saw him joined by a string quartet and brass, Richard Hawley performs a 12-date October tour.

Saturday 19th Oct. - Pippa Deeley Autumn Antique Sale

To include Jewellery, Silver, Pictures, Ceramics, Glass, Watches, Works of Art & Collectables. See main advertisement on page 16.

Saturday 19th Oct. - Hailsham Bonfire

Hailsham town will be turned into a blazing spectacle with the staging of the annual Guy Fawkes celebrations. The grand procession will form up and up to 1,000 flaming torches will light the night sky as the massed societies make their way back through the town centre where the bonfire will be lit with torches from the procession and the traditional bonfire cry will be performed.

Saturday 19th Oct. - The 67th National Town Criers Championship

At Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Hastings. With MC Hastings Town Crier Jon Bartholomew. Town Criers from around the country take part in this spectacular event. Judging will be based on volume, diction, clarity and inflection.

Saturday 19th Oct. - Battle Choral Society’s Autumn Concert

At St Mary’s Church, Upper Lake, Battle. 6.30pm. JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion. See page 37 for advertisement with further details.

Saturday 19th - 20th Oct. Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show

At The De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea. 10am-5pm. See page 17 for details.

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BATTLE AREA COMMUNITY TRANSPORT URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR HELP ***PLEASE SUPPORT OUR REPLACEMENT MINIBUS FUND*** We are working towards replacing our oldest minibuses, with more modern and comfortable vehicles. If you value our bus services, please help us reach our goal by donating or perhaps leaving a gift to Battle Area Community Transport in your will. As a charity we continually look for ways to improve our services to the community. AS SUCH WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER DRIVERS, WITH A CATEGORY D1 ON THEIR LICENCE, SO IF YOU CAN HELP OUT, YOU WILL BE HELPING US TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. Battle Area Community Transport was formed in 1999 to provide services to

Saturday 19th Oct. Bon Jovi Tribute Show

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. Welcoming back Bon Giovi; the World’s Premier look-alike and sound-alike Tribute to the New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi. 01323 410611.

rural communities around Battle. Our routes include: Ashburnham, Mountfield, Netherfield, Robertsbridge, Sedlescombe, Westfield, Burwash, Hurst Green, Etchingham, Ticehurst, Flimwell and Stonegate. We are a registered non-profit making charity who rely on the generosity of local people and organisations to maintain our valuable services. Our services are: • We run Timetabled Bus Services on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays to and from Battle and the surrounding areas with stops at Sainsbury’s and other local amenities. Our current October 2019 timetable is available at various locations and on our buses.

Saturday 19th Oct. -Angie Stone With support from Tony Momrelle

At The O2 Arena, Docklands, London. 7pm. Grammy nominated singer Angie Stone is one

• We also run Flexible Services to Eastbourne, Tunbridge Wells, Rye, Ashford and Tenterden. Seats on these must be pre-booked with our office. Bookings close 48 hours before departure. • Our buses are available for private hire at a competitive rate for local non-profit organisations, clubs, schools and societies. Bus passes can be used on all our service and flexible routes. BACT serves the communities surrounding Battle and is available for all to enjoy. Battle Area Community Transport, Unit 3, Vinehall Business Centre, Mountfield, East Sussex TN32 5JW. Tel. (01424) 870955. E-mail website:

of those artists with a Midas touch. Her buttery smooth honey-toned pipes, undeniable gritty soulfulness and epic songwriting talents have been called upon by everyone from Mary J. Blige to Stevie Wonder 0844 856 0202.

Saturday 19th Oct. - Justin Live

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000. 11am & 2pm. Come and see CBeebies superstar and children’s favourite Justin Fletcher live on stage in an all-singing, alldancing extravaganza.

Saturday 19th Oct. - Totally Tina

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF. 8pm £24. Voted the UK’s official No 1 Tina Turner tribute for the past six years by the Agents Association of Great Britain 01323 802020.

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Now Serving Breakfast 8:00-11:30am Wednesday- Saturday

Friday Pizza Night

5:00-9:00pm every week, freshly handmade and baked in our wood fired pizza oven. Delicious traditionally cooked pizza from £5.00 Come along to our monthly quiz and supper night only £6.50 Why not try our range of homemade gourmet burgers from £6.00 Including our famous Mighty Cross

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Saturday 19th - 27th October Halloween Half-Term Fun at the Farm

At The Hop Farm Family Park, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY. Treat the kids to a spook-tastic feast of fun for the half term holidays! Dress up in your best Halloween fancy dress and come and join in! THE GRUFFALO will be visiting on Tuesday 22nd October. 01622 872068.

Saturday 19th - 31st Oct. Halloween Half Term Fun

At Hever Castle & Gardens, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG. Prepare to be spooked this Halloween at Haunted Hever. For autumn half term we have a vast array of spook-tacular events on at the Castle for you and your little ones. 01732 865224.

Saturday 19th - 21st Oct. Kidtropolis

At Excel, Royal Victoria Dock, London. E16 1XL. Come and Play at Kidtropolis - The UK’s Best Kid’s Event! The UK’s Best Kids show is back at ExCeL for a MEGA 4th year, bringing some of the favourites from past years and lots of new features and exhibitors for 2019. Kidtropolis is a family event for children

aged 2-12 offering an inclusive price for features, helping you budget when planning for that half term day out.

Michael Jackson, Sony Music, MJJ Estate and MJ’s family. 01892 530613.

At The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. 7pm. Showcases the extraordinary talent of an impersonator who has performed for 28 years in over 350 international shows, 62 different countries on 6 continents. He is the only impersonator to have been associated with

At The Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 7pm. From £22.50. Join Alistair McGowan, the Rev. Richard Coles, Garry Richardson, Charlotte Green and special guest Joe Stilgoe, as they reminisce with a show packed with hilarious anecdotes, sketches and music. 01323 412000.

Sunday 20th Oct. - King Of Pop

Sunday 20th Oct. - Wireless Wise A Celebration of BBC Radio 4

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Sunday 20th Oct. - Sprat & Winkle Run

At Winkle Island, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex. 10am-4pm. The Sprat & Winkle Run from Sevenoaks attracts around 70 different commercial vehicles. The event is named the Sprat & Winkle Run because the finish is at The Stade, Winkle Island, so we send a load of Sprats to catch the Winkle!

Sunday 20th Oct. - Romeo & Juliet

At The Abbots Great Hall, Battle Abbey. (Part of the Battle Festival). Performed by Bowler Crab Productions. Tickets from www.battlefestival. or from The Crafty Norman, Battle.

Sunday 20th Oct. - Jay Park Live

At Olympia, London. 8.30pm. Multi-platinum, Korean-American hiphop and R&B artist Jay Park takes the stage in London.

Sunday 20th Oct. - Alfie Boe and Danielle de Niese

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. Join renowned musical star Alfie Boe OBE and internationally-acclaimed soprano Danielle de Niese for a celebration of best-loved songs from the stage at the Royal Albert Hall. Featuring songs from iconic West End musicals like Les Misérables and West Side Story. 0207 589 8212.

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“Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat” goes the rhyme, so now is a great time to book in your Christmas group at Callenders. They have a fabulous festive party menu showcasing the best of local produce. Choose from glorious Tender Beef Brisket, succulent Roast Turkey or a delicious Sticky Plum roasted half Duck, just to name a few. Desserts are always a highlight and the Rich layered Gateau Opera looks and tastes fantastic. Callenders now heading into their tenth year, and having won multiple awards, have a strong record of providing the best, and are well regarded by locals and critics alike. As everything is made by their chefs, with nothing bought in, anyone in your group with dietary concerns or issues will be well looked after. Gluten free, Vegan, dairy free, no problem. Callenders Restaurant is fully accessible and can easily cater for groups of forty plus. All drinks at the bar are sensibly priced and there’s a great choice of wines and soft drinks too. Places always sell fast for their festive menu so we’d really advise you give them a call today.

At The O2 Arena, Docklands, London. The Goddess of Pop with The Here We Go Again Tour. Featuring special guest, Paul Young. 0844 856 0202.

Monday 21st Oct. - Jacqueline Wilson

At Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY. Hear live from one of the UK’s bestselling and most beloved children’s authors as we celebrate her new book in the Tracy Beaker series – We are the Beaker Girls. At this exclusive, interactive event, Jacqueline Wilson will reveal what happens next to Tracy and her daughter Jess, inviting us inside the mind of Tracy Beaker and her plans for the future. 020 8365 2121.

Monday 21st - 26th Oct. - The Entertainer

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton. Mon - Fri at 7.30pm. Weds & Sat at 2.30pm. Shane Richie takes on the role memorably created on stage and screen by Laurence Olivier, alongside Diana Vickers and the Olivier award-winning Sara Crowe. 0844 871 7615

Mon. 21 October James Tissot: master of fashion and frisson

At the Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings TN34 2SA, 2.00 p.m.. James Tissot was a man of paradoxes: a Frenchman turned Englishman, a man who loved to paint women but never married. The detail with which he described the fashions of the period make his work a dress historian’s dream! Lecture by Lizzie Darbyshire, run by The Arts Society Rother Valley. Visitors welcome (suggested donation £7). Enquiries: Jenny 01424 421344

Monday 21st - 27th Oct. - Halloween Monster Academy

At Leeds Castle, Nr Maidstone, Kent ME17 1RG. Explore the Castle grounds and complete spooky classes as you go, winning stamps from each teacher to graduate from the Academy. 01622 765400.

Tues. 22nd Oct. - Ocean Film Festival World Tour

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE. 7.30pm. £16. Calling all ocean lovers! The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is back for autumn 2019 with a brand-new selection of the world’s most captivating ocean films! 01273 709709.

Tues. 22nd - 26th Oct. - Murder, Margaret & Me

At The Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Murder, Margaret and Me is a story of friendship, identity and the achievement of women in the long-lost world of the silver screen. Evenings 7:45pm. Wednesday & Saturday matinee 2:30pm. From £18. 01323 412000.

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Tues. 22nd Oct. - Black Star Riders

At The De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea. 7pm. £30.50. Black Star Riders have announced new album title and full UK tour and are coming to the Pavilion this Autumn. 01424 229111.

Wed. 23rd - 26th Oct. Cinderella on Ice

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000. The world renowned Russian Ice Stars take you through their stunning adaptation of the enchanted tale, with an Evil Stepmother, Wicked Stepsisters and much needed Fairy Godmother! From £15.50. Evenings 7:30pm. Thur & Sat matinee 2:30pm.

Wed. 23rd Oct. - Halloween Crafts

At Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe Rd, Tenterden TN30 7NG. Grab your broomsticks, hats and cloaks and get ready for an afternoon of spooky Arts and Crafts. From 1-3pm, making Halloween crafts for you to decorate your home. Come dressed in your favourite Halloween costume, will your costume be the scariest? Suitable for ages 8 and under. 01580 762334.

Wed. 23rd Oct. - Sir Trevor McDonald – An Improbable life

At The De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea. In conversation with Matthew Stadlen with Q&A and booksigning. Doors, 7pm. Start, 8pm £20 / £35 including copy of book. 01424 229111.

Wed. 23rd - 26th Oct. - The King and I

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. This year the Hastleons will be performing a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. Eve & Mat Performances. 01424 62288.

Wed. 23rd Oct. - Lisa Stansfield

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE. 7pm. Lisa Stansfield celebrates the 30th anniversary of her multi-platinum, award winning debut solo album Affection with a tour that will see Lisa and her prodigious band perform the hits from Affection. 01273 709709

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Thurs. 24th - 26th Oct. - London Oktoberfest

At Olympia National, London. Experience Germany’s famous bavarian festival right in the heart of London. With more than 50,000 guests each year, the London Oktoberfest is the biggest Oktoberfest in the UK.

Thurs. 24th Oct. - DJ Spoony presents Garage Classical

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. Alongside composer and conductor Katie Chatburn and her 36-piece Ignition Orchestra, Spoony has brought together a selection of timeless favourites that define the Garage era. 0207 589 8212.

Friday 25th Oct. - The Boy Who Cried Wolf

At The Civic Centre, Uckfield, 11.30am. See page 19 for details.

Friday 25th Oct. - TEDx Brighton 2019

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE. 9am-5pm. With over 20 speakers and performers, expect a full day of unforgettable talks and inspirational ideas. Book at 01273 709709.

Friday 25th Oct. - Madness Tribute Show

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. Madness Tribute band Badness formed in 1994, Badness have been a market leader in the tribute scene, with their energetic show and a front-man that never fails to whip the audience into shape 8pm. 01323 410611.

Friday 25th Oct. - The Next Step

Angry Whelk Seafood provides high quality fresh fish and seafood to our customers at a competitive price. Our fishmonger visits the market twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays so if there is something you require that’s not already on the counter let us know by Monday or Thursday and we will endeavour to source it for you -from anchovies to eels and exotics to live crabs and lobsters. We specialise in seafood platters made to order with any kind of seafood or fresh fish that you require. Pictured below is our mobile unit at The Bexhill Festival of the Sea event held recently.

At The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2GR. 01273 290131 6.30pm. Following the success of The Next Step Live U.K. The A-Troupe dancers have announced that The Next Step will return with a brand new live show for 2019: Absolute Dance Live On Stage.

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Garden Services Friday 25th - 27th Oct. - MCM Comic Con

At Excel, Royal Victoria Dock, London. E16 1XL. The UK’s BIGGEST Modern Pop-Culture event returns to London. Enjoy a blockbuster weekend of geekery with special guests from TV, film, comics, gaming, cosplay & more. Kids under 10 go free!

Friday 25th Oct. - An Evening With Lenny Henry

At The De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea. 7.30pm. In the first half of the evening, Lenny will take the audience through a jam session of funny and sad memories and stories. In part two, Lenny will be interviewed by friend, broadcaster and author Jon Canter 01424 229111.

Friday 25th Oct. - John Legend

At The O2 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. American singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and philanthropist. His only UK show this year. 0844 856 0202.

Friday 25th Oct. - Fright Night Express

At The Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway, Station Road, Tenterden TN30 6HE. 01580 765155 Visit the railway from 5:00pm for a Fright Night workshop including pumpkin carving (which you can take home) and face painting. Families are encouraged to come in fancy dress, the scarier the better!

Friday 25th Oct. - Tangomotion

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF 7.30pm. From virtuoso displays of traditional tango dance in stunning costumes to the exquisite sounds of the 1930s and 40s. 01323 802020.

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arden Gems was originally formed 13 years ago as a plant nursery at Wakehams Farm in Fairlight. The plant nursery although now firmly established has limited expansion space, and with increased family involvement led to the opening of a new garden centre at Salts Farm, Rye in April this year. Many of the plants are sourced from local suppliers and they also grow their own at their Fairlight nursery. A local delivery

service is now available and a website for selling products online is part of future plans. Salts Farm also boasts several other businesses, including Salts Farm Shop & CafĂŠ which offers locally sourced produce, and Beryls CafĂŠ serving a variety of food & drink including the best all day breakfast in Rye. The site has ample free parking and is easily accessible from the A259 opposite the Camber turning.

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Friday 25th Oct. - Blade Runner Live

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 0207 589 8212. 7.30pm. Experience Ridley Scott’s multi Academy Award®-nominated cult classic, Blade Runner (2007 Final Cut), on a vast HD screen while Vangelis’ synthesizerled score is performed by The Avex Ensemble for the first time in-sync with the 1982 motion picture.

Friday 25th Oct. - Faustus

At The Old Chapel Alfriston, 7.30pm. Benji Kirkpatrick, Saul Rose and Paul Sartin, three of the most pivotal players of the past decade in the English roots revival, go to make up the exciting young band, Faustus. Seats £19.50 from 01323 841414.

Saturday 26th Oct. - Squeeze

At The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2GR. 6.30pm. Plus Special Guests Heaven 17. ‘The Difford And Tilbrook Songbook 2019 Tour’, which see’s the South-London legends play their extensive list of hits as well as some rare, lesser known gems from their back catalogue and solo careers. 01273 290131.

Saturday 26th & 27th Oct. - Halloween Tasting Event

At The Rye Spice Co. Rye Harbour Road. 12 noon - 3pm. Free tasting and entertainment from The Dulcettes. See page 52 for details.

Saturday 26th & 27th Oct. - VegFest UK

At Olympia Central, London. From 10am daily. Olympia London is playing host to Vegfest UK; one of the largest vegan lifestyle shows in Europe. Vegfest UK is the ultimate vegan experience with around 325 stalls filled with foods, cosmetics and fashion items; many offering exclusive samples and discounts. New features this year also include the ‘Natural Therapy Zone’ showcasing a range of natural health and wellbeing products. Witness live demos and indulge in tasters from over 25 specialist caterers from around the world, plus hear from vegan lifestyle experts. Discover documentaries, comedy, music, a bodybuilding contest, kids cookery classes and entertainment.

Make the most of your garden with Sussex Ponds and Gardens Whether you want to create a wildlife haven or a formal paved area with static or moving water, Sussex Ponds and Gardens can create the garden of your dreams! With over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of pond construction and hard landscaping they will follow your specifications to deliver you the garden of your dreams. Sussex Ponds and Gardens have established a great reputation and you are guaranteed a personal, reliable and professional service.

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Saturday 26th Oct. - Carmina Burana

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. Carmina Burana returns by popular demand – seen by over 50,000 people! 400 Voices in monumental harmony. 0207 589 8212.

Saturday 26th Oct. - BluesFest 2019 presents Raphael Saadiq

At The indigo at the O2, Docklands, London. 0844 856 0202. 7pm. Raphael Saadiq is a Grammy Award winning musician, songwriter and go-to collaborator/producer for some of the biggest names in pop and R&B. Solange Knowles, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo, Ne-Yo and Miguel are among the artists who turn to Saadiq for his musicality 0844 856 0202.

Saturday 26th Oct. Drumcode Halloween

Bringing the Hits of the last 50 years! performing a Halloween themed show. 01323 410611.

10 years showcasing some of the wonderful work achieved since 2009. 01892 530613.

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. American actor, singer and comedian Charles “Chip” Esten will make his Royal Albert Hall solo debut this October. Charles is best known for his role as Deacon Claybourne on musical drama series Nashville. 0207 589 8212.

At Tonbridge Castle, Castle Street, Tonbridge, Kent. TN9 1BG. 10am-4pm. Free eT: 01732 770929

Sunday 27th Oct. - Charles Esten

Sunday 27th Oct. Last Night Of The Autumn Proms

At Tobacco Dock, The Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London. E1W 2SF. Everybody from artists to clubbers, actors to food stall traders bring their A-game, culminating in an immersive 360 degree stompathon from midday ‘til 22:30. Whether you chose to dress up or not, there’s an undeniable energy that flows through everybody in attendance.

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 3pm. Enjoy an evening of uplifting classics as Hilary Davan Wetton conducts the London Concert Orchestra, joined by tenor Robyn Lyn Evans and rich baritone from Grant Doyle. From £24.50. 01323 412000.

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. THE ZOOTS are Coming! And They’re

At The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. 6pm. The show will be a celebration of the last

Saturday 26th Oct. Halloween Party and Fireworks

Sunday 27th Oct. Antique, Craft and Vintage Fair

Sunday 27th Oct. - BluesFest 2019 presents Rickie Lee Jones

At The indigo at the O2, Docklands, London. 0844 856 0202. 7pm. Over the course of a career that spans five decades, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including rock, R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz.

Sunday 27th Oct. - Diversity

At The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2GR. 1pm & 6.30pm. After eight sell out UK tours, over half a million tickets sold, and countless television and live performances, Diversity have announced their landmark 10 Year Anniversary Tour UK tour, “Born Ready” for Autumn 2019. 01273 290131.

Sunday 27th Oct. Stagecoach Haywards Heath

Tom’s Groundworks - It is all change in 2020 for septic tank regulations – not a topic at the top of your ‘must read’ list, but if you live in a rural property, it might need to be. There is new legislation which will be enforced by the Environment Agency from the 1st January 2020. You may need to swap your septic tank for a sewage treatment plant. Tom’s Groundworks are experienced at installing these and will provide you with a free written quote and talk you through the legislation. This

is a job that will not be best left until the winter months. You can find us on the My Builder website at who verify all our references and insurance cover. We have the experience of running large scale projects such as new builds and extensions down to retaining walls, patios, driveways and bespoke garden walls. We can carry out demolition work and have our own crusher to turn rubble into a useful aggregate for reuse on site or elsewhere.

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An Introduction to Resin Bound surfacing When it used to come to re-surfacing your driveway the first thought was always Tarmac or Block paving. Both systems can look tired quite quickly. Have you heard of or seen the surface ‘Resin Bound’? It is a smart new way to revitalise your driveway, path or patio and is a striking improvement on other older surfaces like block paving. Enviro-Tech Resin Systems Ltd is a local family run business, which have been installing ‘Resin Bound’ for over 10 years and have been asked to install in many prestigious places over the years, including The Royal Botanical Gardens @ Kew. Both Owners of Enviro-Tech have been in the Resin industry for over 20 years and their knowledge on the subject is second to none.

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Sunday 27th Oct. - Molly Townson Memorial Concert

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 7pm. Hastings International Music Festival presents a one-of-a-kind Musical Evening celebrating the life of their beloved former chairman, Molly Townson (1943-2019). 01424 62288.

Sunday 27th Oct. - Carpenters Gold

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF. 7.30pm. Immerse yourself in an enchanting evening featuring the musical brilliance of Richard and Karen Carpenter. 01323 802020.

Sunday 27th Oct. - Anthony Horowitz

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE. 11.30am. £7.50. Anthony Horowitz, one of the country’s most prolific writers, leads a lively talk about the inspirations and passions behind his phenomenally successful Alex Rider series. 01273 709709.

Monday 28th Oct. - Rotary Young Musician of the Year

At The Stables Theatre, The Bourne, Hastings.

Battle Trees Improving the view of your garden is, undoubtedly, one of the pleasures of enjoying your outdoor living space. We provide professional, reliable and cost effective tree care and garden maintenance solutions to suit all budgets. Previous work includes complex tree

7.30pm. £10. In a collaboration between Hastings Rotary Club and Hastings Musical Festival we present an evening of Euterpean delight in a competition to find the Hastings representatives for instrumental and vocalists for this wonderful competition. 01424 423221.

Monday 28th Oct. - 2nd Nov. Avenue Q

At The Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000. Avenue Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the story of a recent college graduate named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q.

singer-songwriter Julio Iglesias returns to the Royal Albert Hall for one truly special night to celebrate 50 years of music and entertainment. His 2019 tour will see the legendary Latin artist visit a number of cities across Europe before heading back to the Royal Albert Hall for the first time since 2014. Over the course of his career, Julio Iglesias sold more than 250 million records worldwide in 14 languages and it is estimated that he performed in more than 5000 concerts for over 60 million people in five continents. 0207 589 8212.

Monday 28th - 29th October Cafe Culture (Trade Show)

At The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH. Caffè Culture is an award-winning and information-led trade event, specifically aimed at the UK’s coffee and café bar market. For more informations see

Monday 28th October - Julio Iglesias

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. Spanish

surgery and landscape garden site clearance. With over 15 years tree surgery experience, our knowledge of tree surgery and management is second to none. Working with residential and commercial clients in the local area, we are committed to ensuring our customers trees are managed responsibly and

safely. We take great pride in getting the job done whilst preserving the health and well being of the trees and their surrounding environment. We appraise every Tree on its own merit and base our pruning recommendations based upon the tree’s condition, the tree type, the tree size, and of course our clients requirement.

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Monday 28th October - Respect The Aretha Franklin Songbook

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 7.30pm. RESPECT - The Aretha Franklin Songbook is an amazing live concert that pays tribute to the Queen of Soul! Featuring sensational lead vocals from Cleopatra Higgins, Tanya Edwards and Cleo Stewart accompanied by the Urban Soul Band and Gospel Choir. 01424 62288.

Monday 28th October - RONNIE SCOTT’S 60 PRESENTS … Courtney Pine feat. Omar

At Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY. As part of Ronnie Scott’s 60th anniversary celebrations, the club is proud to present two legends of UK music for their only show together this year: saxophonist Courtney Pine CBE with his full live band plus guest vocalist and soul legend Omar, playing a selection of their jazz and soul classics at the stunningly renovated Theatre at Alexandra Palace! Book Early. 020 8365 2121.

Monday 28th October Monday Movie Club

At Parris Lawn, 39 Harvard Road, Ringmer, Lewes, BN8 5HH. Showing both old classics and new releases. See page 22. 01273 813218.

Monday 28th October - 2nd Nov. Nigel Slaters Toast

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton. Mon - Sat at 19:45. Thu and Sat at 14:30. From making the perfect sherry trifle, through the playground politics of sweets, the rigid rules of restaurant dining, and a domestic war over

cakes, this is a moving and evocative tale of love, loss and... toast. 0844 871 7615.

Monday 28th October - Ben Elton Live

At The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. 01892 530613. The Godfather of modern stand-up returns to the medium he did so much to define. Back on the road with an all new stand-up show, Ben promises to try and make sense of a world which appears to have gone stark raving mad.

Tuesday 29th October - RugbyX

At The O2 Arena, Docklands, London. 5x5 full contact Rugby on a half sized pitch. See www. 0844 856 0202.0

Tuesday 29th October Ronnie Scott’s Presents: Roy Ayers

At Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY. 7.30pm. Once one of the most visible and winning vocalists and jazz vibraphonists of the 1960s, then an R&B bandleader in the 1970s and ’80s, Roy Ayers’ reputation is now that of one of the prophets of acid jazz, a man decades ahead of his time. Perhaps acid jazz would have emerged even if Roy Ayers had never existed, but it certainly would have sounded different. 020 8365 2121

Tuesday 29th October Squeeze + Special Guests Heaven 17

Tuesday 29th October The Nutcracker

At The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. Featuring a live orchestra of over 30 musicians 7.30pm. Traditionally, Russian State Ballet and Opera House returns for their annual UK tour with a vibrant and enchanting full touring ballet production. 01892 530613.

Tuesday 29th - 30th October Giselle by Dada Masilo

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE. 7.30pm. From £10. ‘Exhilarating. Bold, brazen and absolutely enrapturing’ Dance Magazine. South Africa’s internationally renowned choreographer, Dada Masilo, presents her fearless re-imagining of the iconic classic, Giselle. 01273 709709.

Wednesday 30th October A Night At Ronnie Scott’s

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. This show will feature cabaret tables in the centre of the room and some of the world’s greatest jazz artists up on the stage. Join a world-class line-up as they come together to celebrate the diamond anniversary of this iconic musical institution! 0207 589 8212.

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. The band’s Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriting duo Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook relaunched Squeeze in 2007, and released two critically acclaimed albums in the past three years. 0207 589 8212.

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The Tenterden Club We have a healthy membership of over 500 members who use the Club’s facilities and benefit from all we have to offer such as Snooker, Petanque and Crib. There are three air-conditioned bars on the premises, all licensed to serve a variety of drinks and refreshments including a varying range of real ales and guest beers at very competitive prices. We are a CAMRA member.

Our Venue Tenterden Club boasts a spacious, recently refurbished function hall and bar for up to 200 guests. With air-conditioning throughout, it is an ideal space for a variety of events. The club is perfect for: Functions. Meetings. Receptions and Celebration Parties. Other features include – A fully sprung floor, a jukebox with disco lights for hire and an onsite Caterer. A fully trained Events Organiser will be happy to assist with your booking.

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Wednesday 30th October - We Love Little Mix

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 6pm. Tribute Show. Breathtaking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK. 01424 62288.

Thursday 31st October - 22nd Nov - Little Mix

At The O2 Arena, Docklands, London. With support from Mae Muller and New Rules. The shows will see Little Mix perform songs from their brand new album LM5, alongside their greatest hits including ‘Touch’, ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, ‘Black Magic’ and ‘Wings’. 0844 856 0202.

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Thursday 31st October - Trapped In Wonderland

At The indigo at the O2, Docklands, London. 9pm. Jump down the rabbit hole and wander through a haunted fairy tale at the Trapped in Wonderland Halloween experience. Alice has been locked away forever and ever and has inevitably gone rather mad. The cats and bunnies are deranged, the tea party is covered in blood and now #EvilAlice is throwing an epic party. Music is presented by Dj Woody. 0844 856 0202.

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Thursday 31st October - Lisa Stansfield ‘Affection’ 30th Anniversary Tour

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. Lisa and her prodigious band will perform the hits and more from Affection, including famous singles All Around The World, What Did I Do To You, Live Together, and You Can’t Deny It alongside favourites and classics from Lisa’s seven subsequent solo records. 0207 589 8212.

Thursday 31st October The Nutcracker

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Presented by Russian State Ballet & Opera House. From £30. The Nutcracker is an eternal seasonal favourite, directed and choreographed by the former award winning Bolshoi Ballet Soloist, Konstantin Uralsky. 01323 412000.

Thursday 31st October - 1st November The Luxury Property Show

At The Olympia Conference Centre, London. Thu - Fri: 11am - 4pm. Browse properties ranging from £350k onwards from all over the globe while you sip on a glass of chilled champagne. Attend informative lifestyle workshops and seminars, experience playing on world-class golf courses or drive a F1 car with the simulator experiences.

Thursday 31st October - BBC Music Introducting Live

At Tobacco Dock, The Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London. E1W 2SF. Introducing LIVE is the ultimate one-stop-shop for anyone looking for a career in the music industry, or those wanting to take their knowledge to the next level.

Thursday 31st October - Margaret Atwood

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE 01273 709709 7.30pm. An evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor to celebrate the publication of The Testaments, the hugely anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.

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Senior Care

Release cash from your house. Back in the 70’s people could rely on pensions to give them an income in retirement and investments and savings to pay off mortgages, it’s why endowment mortgages were so popular, Fast forward a few years and pensions no longer provide the income certainty they once did. Saving and insurance schemes have failed to provide the lump sums that were promised. Homeowners need to look elsewhere for extra funding. That somewhere else is Equity Release. Now an a growing and increasingly important part of funding later life. Find out how equity release can help you achieve the means to truly enjoy your life, money in the bank or extra income, or simply retirement without debt. - 64 -

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Peasmarsh Place Residential Care - maintaining your independence.


s we all get older, we seek to maintain our independence for as long as possible, but sometimes need extra help with the day to day tasks that let us enjoy life to the full. Moving to a care home setting can be a daunting yet sometimes necessary big step. Peasmarsh Place Nr Rye, makes that step as easy as possible by providing luxurious rooms in a period Manor House setting surrounded by


glorious gardens and with staff to meet your every need. Tea on the terrace and meals in our well appointed dining room are a part of every day life. Your safety and well-being are the key outcomes for our trained and qualified staff team, who truly are the most caring professionals we know. Our Chef ensures that everyone has wonderful home cooked meals, whilst there is always an interesting activity or discussion going on to keep you

lan Gannon and his family have been working in and around the funeral industry locally for some years. Alan saw an opportunity to start his own independent family run funeral directors in the local area, after seeing the amount of families who struggled to meet the ever rising costs of a funeral (currently averaging approximately £4469 in the South East). Alan says “ Its not about how much you spend on a funeral, its about the people who are involved” Alan prides himself on being the only person you will be dealing with at every stage of the arrangement, and contactable whenever you need him “Some families need more time than others, having my own funeral directors means I can give as much time, and care to each family as required” For Alan the importance of being able to deliver a funeral at an affordable cost without compromising on quality or professionalism is key “I have created a funeral package which is affordable to everyone, however if you wish to add to it you can”

entertained. Our Home Manager is there to ensure that you have everything that you need and our trained team of experts will help you to manage your medications and check on your overall health. Rated as ‘Good’ by the CQC we are here for you on a 24/7 basis. We also offer day care and respite break services. Come and visit us soon to find out more. See our full advert on the back page of this magazine for details

Alan Gannon & Sons also offer direct Cremations Direct cremations have always been around but are now increasing in popularity due to its simplicity and cost. This is aided with celebrities such as david bowie and author Anita Brooker opting for this. A direct cremation is where a deceased is transported from the mortuary directly to the crematorium within a few days following the death. It is a minimalist option, whereby there are no attendance, procession, or ceremony. A direct cremation should not be considered a ‘Cheap Funeral’, simply it removes the constraints and stress of making prompt formal decisions. This then allows families to arrange more fitting memorial service or reception at a time, and place more suited for all to attend, if desired. Alan Gannon & Sons believe in compassion, a personal service and putting families first. Alan says “I’m in a position of trust when families are at their most vulnerable. Something I hold with high regard, I cannot let them down”.

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Birds of a feather... Many faces of a Blue tit..

Messy Cute Hassled and Hungry.. Allan .....

Feathers Wild Bird Care

Friday 1st - 3rd November Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in concert

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series returns to the Royal Albert Hall for the fourth installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga. For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ while a live symphony orchestra performs Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score and Harry Potter™ soars across the big screen in high-definition. 0207 589 8212.

Friday 1st - 3rd November - Kent Christmas Fair

At The Kent Event Centre, Detling, Nr Maidstone, Kent ME14 3JF. Step into a creative world and rediscover the art of enjoyable Christmas shopping! Featuring talented makers and designers from all over the UK, together with small individual firms producing top quality products, all under one roof. Friday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm. Sunday 9:00am 4:00pm.

Friday 1st - November - Don Quixote

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Presented by Russian State Ballet & Opera House. Don Quixote delights in stories of brave knights, fabulous giants and other fantastical creatures. 01323 412000.

Saturday 2nd - November - Swan Lake

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. After sell-out performances last year, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for its annual UK tour with spellbinding, lavish, full-production touring ballet. 01323 412000.

Saturday 2nd - November - Art & Craft Fair

Bexhill Artists’ Workspace. The Studio, De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 10.00 - 3.00pm Free Entry.

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ituated in Peasmarsh Village, close to the harbour town of Rye in East Sussex, Peasmarsh Place is the former Country House of the Devonport Family, and now provides a luxurious residential care setting for Older People who need care and support away from home. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens with well maintained grounds, yet with today’s levels of internal style and decorating, the house is warm and inviting in appearance. Peasmarsh Place provides stunning views across the Sussex countryside. Afternoon tea is served in our lovely lounge and on the terrace; meals can be taken in our dining room or in your own room.

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Our highly trained and experienced carers, led by our expert care management team are on hand 24/7 to ensure that all of your personal care needs are met. Supplemented with input from the local district nurse team, you can be assured that you or your loved ones can live safely and happily with the specialist and caring help that you need.

We also offer Day Care services that ensure that families can leave their loved ones for short breaks, respite stays or single days, assured in the knowledge that all of their needs will be met by our team. We would be pleased to show you around our wonderful facilities - please contact us to arrange a suitable date and time.

Our Chef is experienced and applauded for her tasty and delicious meals, whilst our housekeeping team ensure that your home is cleaned to the highest standards. A range of social activities is available to ensure that both mind and body remain stimulated.

Telephone: 01797 230555 Web: Peasmarsh Place is Registered and Regulated by The Care Quality Commission and is rated as GOOD through a recent inspection process.

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What's On Magazine October 2019  

What's On in Kent and East Sussex plus major London exhibitions and trade fairs. Celebrity features, restaurant guide and social events.

What's On Magazine October 2019  

What's On in Kent and East Sussex plus major London exhibitions and trade fairs. Celebrity features, restaurant guide and social events.


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