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What’s On September 2019


Until 21st Sept. - Evita

House and Home

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Formula E 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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At The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NU. Dividing the Argentinian people with her patriotic speeches, her ambition, glamour and magnetism established ‘Evita’ as the world’s first major political celebrity. With a chart-topping score including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Oh What A Circus, Another Suitcase in Another Hall, and the Oscar-winning You Must Love Me, Jamie Lloyd directs Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical. openairtheatre.com

Sunday 1st Sept. - Sounds of the 90s with The Zoots

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. The show is interactive and gets the crowd involved. You can expect Blur, Oasis, Take That, Aerosmith, REM and many more. 01323 410611.

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Sunday 1st Sept. - Rye Festival of The Sea

This combination of two fantastic events (Rye Raft Race & Rye Maritime Festival) honours the deep maritime history in Rye. Locals and visitors are welcome to join in. facebook.com/ryefestivalofthesea

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Sunday 1st Sept. - Leeds Castle Family Fun Run & 10K Run

At Leeds Castle, Nr Maidstone, Kent ME17 1RG. The whole family can enjoy a 2km fun run around the grounds or the 10k route will take you across the wider estate. 01622 765400

PO Box 76, BATTLE, E. Sussex, TN33 0WA. Tel. 01424 870363 www.whats-on-magazine.com

Sunday 1st Sept. - Viva Santana

At The White Rock Theatre, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 7.30pm. Voted one of the top five must-see tribute bands by Classic Rock magazine, Viva Santana have taken their superb interpretation of the Carlos Santana Latino rock/blues back catalogue from Cuba to Spain. 01424 62288.

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Monday 2nd - 7th Sept. - Fame

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. Evenings 7.30pm. Thur & Sat 2.30pm. The definitive 30th anniversary tour of Fame The Musical starring Keith Jack (Any Dream Will Do, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Mica Paris (Love Me Tender, Chicago, Mama I Want To Sing) and Jorgie Porter (Hollyoaks, Dancing On Ice).From £22. 01323 412000.

Tuesday 3rd Sept. - Bianca Del Rio

At The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2GR. 01273 290131. 8.30pm. Rupaul’s Drag Race Champion Bianca Del Rio announces ‘It’s Jester Joke’ 2019 Uk Arena Tour with support from Wendy Ho. The self-proclaimed ‘Clown in a Gown’ will tell tales of her world travels.

Wednesday 4th Sept. - Dahlia Days

At Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, East Sussex TN5 7HE. Wednesday 4 th September every day to Saturday 14 th September, 10am to 5pm. Admission £11.00. Dazzling dahlias in the gardens; dahlia talks; Bloms Bulbs on site taking orders. See www.pashleymanorgardens.com or call 01580 200888 for more information.

Wednesday 4th Sept. - 1812 Fireworks and Proms Concert

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. A truly iconic tradition that is celebrated every Wednesday evening, consisting of a culmination of concert music ending triumphantly with traditional proms favorites and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture accompanied by a spectacular Firework display. 01323 410611.


ast Bay Campers are very proud to offer bespoke Campervan conversions designed and tailored to suit your requirements, not just mass produced from a production line. Being a small company, with over 20 years experience in the van conversion market, every customer and conversion is important to us, before, during and most importantly after each build. As well as our new build conversions to panel vans we can help you improve your existing campers and caravans too! At East Bay Campers we have

Wednesday 4th - 7th Sept. Boeing Boeing

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton. 0844 871 7615. Three Flight Attendants, three different airlines, three different timetables, each perfectly manoeuvred to avoid Bernard’s intricate love life crashing down to earth. But it’s the 1960s, and Boeing have launched a new, faster aeroplane that’s going to create some serious turbulence, with Bernard’s three fiancés landing unexpectedly and simultaneously!

Wednesday 4th Sept. Nyetimber Masterclass

At Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER. 020 7734 8040. 6.30-9.30pm. masterclass with Nyetimber Winemaker, Brad Greatrix. Nyetimber is one of the world’s leading producers of sparkling wine. Based in the rural heart of Southern England, their magnificent vineyards are not only exceptional to behold but craft equally remarkable wines. Taste eight of Nyetimber’s outstanding wines on the night. www.fortnumandmason.co.uk

many upgrade and repair options to choose from including skylights, side windows, fibreglass repairs including shower trays, solar panels, on board WiFi, air conditioning, servicing and more. Simply give us a call or drop us an email to discuss your requirements and we can discuss together how to make your camper your dream again. Our latest project is this stunning VW T4 conversion which has just been completed and is now up for sale. Please see our website or contact us for more information.


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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: deckingpaul@hotmail.co.uk


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Thursday 5th - 8th Sept. Battle of Hastings BMX

At Source Park, White Rock, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1JA One of the most hotly anticipated events in the BMX calendar, the 4th annual Battle of Hastings BMX brings some of the world’s best riders to Hastings.

Thursday 5th Sept. - String Fever

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF 01323 802020. 7.30pm. Take three brothers, one cousin, 4 string instruments, add a generous amount of talent and comedy and witness a totally unique act that exceeds all expectation. String Fever are not a string quartet – or at least not as you know one. With their striking electric instruments, they combine unrelenting energy, humour and audience interaction with great musical skill as they perform their brand new show.

Thursday 5th - 8th Sept. - Craft Fair

At Hever Castle & Gardens, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG. The grounds and craft fair will open at 9:30am and the craft fair will close at 5:00pm. discover around 120 exhibitors from the UK’s finest designer makers and contemporary artists at this craft fair based in the heart of the Kentish countryside. 01732 865224.

Friday 6th Sept. Sam Hughes is Sir Elton John

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF 01323 802020. 7.30pm. Sam is the UK’s youngest tribute to Sir Elton John and together with his fabulous band will take you back over 5 decades of Eltons most loved songs. Sam has studied his idol and is proud to present to you his wonderful tribute to the legend and superstar Sir Elton John. All Tickets £15

Friday 6th Sept. - Putting & Prosecco at Hever Castle Golf Club

At Hever Castle & Gardens, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG. 6.30-8.30pm. Putting & Prosecco is ideal for any ladies wanting to find out more about golf and also enjoy a glass (or two) of something bubbly. Hever Castle Golf Club is hosting three informal events. Each will include a light-hearted introduction to golf followed by prosecco and some delicious nibbles in the newly opened Waterside Bar & Terrace. 01732 865224.

Friday 6th - 7th Sept. BorderlessLive

At Tobacco Dock, The Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London. E1W 2SF. A festival where content creators, brands and the community join each other to learn, collaborate, create, inspire and be inspired. An incredible seminar and conference program will be run alongside an exhibition featuring exciting brands and travel destinations. On show will be the latest tech, gadgets, software, social platforms and trends for the influencer and digital industry. Of course no festival would be complete without amazing food, fantastic bars, inspirational talks and plenty more to keep you entertained and occupied over the two days. 10am-7pm (6pm Sat). www.borderlesslive.com

Friday 6th Sept. Bob Marley Tribute Show

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. With Toney Ts Marley Experience - One of the top Bob Marley Tributes Doors and bar open at 7:00pm. Show finishes at approximately 9:30pm 01323 410611.


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Friday 6th Sept. - Westlife: The Twenty Tour (Recording)

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 8pm. The final spectacular show of the UK and Ireland leg of the ‘The Twenty Tour’ from Dublin’s iconic Croke Park stadium will be shown in cinemas. Irish heartthrobs Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian will perform brand-new music alongside their greatest hits and all 14 of their UK no. 1 singles, including Uptown Girl, Flying Without Wings, You Raise Me Up and If I Let You Go. 01892 678678.

Friday 6th - 22nd Sept. Hailsham Festival

Hailsham Arts festival is a celebration of Hailsham of arts and culture in the town and surrounding villages. SEE PAGE 22. The Festival Art Trail is as diverse and vibrant as ever and continues to be a rich showcase for local artistic talent and skill, both professional and amateur. Exhibition spaces can be found across the area and we are sure that you will enjoy the wide range of work on display. hailshamfestival.uk

Saturday 7th & 8th Sept. - Hops ‘N’ Harvest Beer Festival

At Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3AU. Visitors can join in with the traditional hand-picking of hops, as well as meeting historical characters from Kent’s past. You can also sample up to 50 varieties of locally brewed ales and ciders while absorbing the fantastic live music programme. Take time to visit one of the last working coal-fired oast houses in the country, and witness the hop-making process from picking to drying. There’s also fantastic entertainment from the Pearly Kings and Queens. 01622 763936

Saturday 7th Sept. - Gag House Comedy Superstars

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 8pm. Gag House Comedy are over the moon to be presenting this night of comedy with acts that will be familiar to you from shows such as Q.I., Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, The John

Bishop Show, Russell Howard’s Good News and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. 01424 62288

Saturday 7th Sept. - NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. Recording. The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. 01892 678678.

Saturday 7th Sept. - Electric Soul Festival

At The O2 Arena, Docklands, London. 0844 856 0202. Four iconic acts will appear on the smoothest line-up of the year at The O2 on September 7th. This one day only festival hosted by legendary DJ Trevor Nelson, will feature three of the biggest ever bastions of British bass music, Level 42, Heather Small, and The Brand New Heavies, plus direct from the U.S., post-Disco hitmakers Kool & The Gang, with further acoustic acts to be announced.


ne of the many talented acts who appear at The East Hastings Angling Association, Sam Hughes is only 22 years old and the UK’s youngest Tribute to Sir Elton John. Sam has studied his idol and presented a wonderful tribute to the legend and superstar Sir Elton John. Look out for the other amazing talent appearing every week throughout September.


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Saturday 7th Sept. Motown & Soul Night

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. The Soultown Collective give the ultimate Soul and Motown Experience. Performing many Motown songs like ‘My Girl’, ‘Get Ready’, ‘Just my Imagination’, ‘I can’t help myself’, ‘Reach Out’, ‘Treat her like a lady’, ‘Ain’t to proud to beg’, ‘Going Loco’, ‘The way you do the things you do’ and many more Motown classics. 01323 410611.

Saturday 7th & 8th Sept. Hop Festival Weekend

At The Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway, Station Road, Tenterden TN30 6HE. Take a walk through the Hop Gardens and try your hand at picking hops before taking a peek inside a recreated Hoppers’ Hut. Children can also enjoy face painting, swing boat rides and games, Punch and Judy shows, balloon modelling and other activities. Live musicians and local dancing groups will be performing through the weekend. There will also be a selection of heritage vehicles on display and vintage stalls selling souvenirs. 01580 765155.

Saturday 7th & 8th Sept. Bexhill Festival of the Sea

At Bexhill Seafront, Bexhill, East Sussex, TN40 1DP. The Festival kicks off with a brilliant weekend event next to the De La Warr Pavilion with over 50 stalls highlighting local Sussex produce and global seafood cuisine, English wine, arts & crafts, local charities, marine and wildlife conservation, cooking demonstrations, free angling coaching, dancing and a fantastic line up of live music. This year’s festival brings something special to the beach, with the Guinness World Record attempt for Largest Gathering of Mermaids on Saturday 7th September and special guests over the weekend, Les Derniers Trouveres. See page 20.

Saturday 7th Sept. - Music @ St Mary’s

At St Mary in the Castle, Pelham Crescent, Hastings TN34 3AF. 7.30pm. As well as being an accomplished organist, Nathan James is known as a composer of choral works which have been performed across the UK and Europe. Nathan will be supported by David Ruddock, East Kent’s leading concert pianist who returns to Northiam after a 6 year gap. Tickets are available by phone 01797 253261 or from Moloney & Partners Estate Agents, Northiam. £12.50 in advance, £15 on the door, to include complimentary drink & a programme.

Saturday 7th Sept. English Symphony Orchestra

At The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. 7.30pm. a thrilling programme of Romantic musical favourites with Britain’s most-beloved violinist, Nicola Benedetti. 01892 530613.

Saturday 7th Sept. - Argentine Tango

At Opus Theatre, 24 Cambridge Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1DJ. 15:30 - 18:00. With special dance demonstrations and a unique opportunity to hear local Polo Piatti talk about his upbringing in the ‘La Boca’ district where Tango was born as well as about one of his famous teachers, tango king Astor Piazzolla. This event takes place at one of Hastings most iconic venues, the Opus Theatre (opposite ESK). Entry: only £5 includes tea/coffee and cake.

paddlers in fancy dress (plus a drummer) race in Chinese-style Dragon Boats over a 250-metre course. Crews do not need to be super fit or skilled to be successful - all that’s required is teamwork and a good sense of fun! There’s plenty to do for spectators and supporters too stalls, cycling, fishing, camping, walking. All the delights of Bewl Water for you to enjoy.

Saturday 7th Sept. - Dragon Boat Race

At Bewl Water, Bewlbridge Lane, Kent, TN3 8JH. 22nd annual Dragon Boat Festival at Bewl Water. Since the event began in 1998, over £2.7 million has been raised for more than 400 local, national and international charities. Up to 60 Dragon Boat teams with crews of 16

Saturday 7th Sept. The Opera Boys

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF 01323 802020. 7.30pm. £19.50. a brand-new show full of opera, classical, west end and crossover as well as their unique, unrivalled on-stage banter. Combining 4 big voices with 4 big personalities

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Saturday 7th Sept. - Great Expectations The Musical

At Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe Rd, Tenterden TN30 7NG. 7.30pm. Presented by a troupe of Victorian travelling actors, follow the growth of orphan Pip from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth and character, witness Magwitch and Compeyson escape from the great prison ships and hear the heart break of Miss Havisham. 01580 762334.

Saturday 7th Sept. - The Sooty and Friends Show

At The Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 10.30am £12. Lots of fun, mischief and magic which will amaze all the family. 01323 412000.

Saturday 7th Sept. - Soul Town d The Commitments

At The East Hastings Sea Angling Association (opp The Lifeboat) Old Town Hastings. 8.45pm. See page 9.

Saturday 7th Sept. An Evening of Magic

At The Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. £15. Offering incredible grand illusion, nail biting escapes, thrilling award-winning magic, sophisticated juggling, pick pocketing and laugh out loud comedy. 01323 412000.

Sunday 8th Sept. - UB40 Tribute Show

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. From Birmingham, the home city of reggae giants UB40, Rats In The Kitchen are the world’s number 1 UB40 Tribute Show currently touring the UK, Ireland, Europe and recently India. 01323 410611.

Sunday 8th Sept. - Walk for Parkinson’s

At Leeds Castle, Nr Maidstone, Kent ME17 1RG. Join a sponsored 3 or 8 mile walk through the Leeds Castle grounds. Registration Opens at 9.30am and includes a fundraising pack, t-shirt and medal at the end! 01622 765400

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Round Wood Brightens Heathfield


ound Wood of Mayfield recently helped dress a Sainsburys and Waitrose with landscape planters as part of the Brighter Heathfield initiative. Round Wood, based on Newick Lane just outside the town, recently offered their support to the Brighter Heathfield Volunteers by donating three beautiful Fibrestone Contemporary Trough Planters which have found their new homes outside the local Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. Committee member, Sue Young said of the planters: “They have really made a difference to the areas outside of Waitrose and Sainsburys. The grey gives a crisp contemporary look that contrasts well with the store colours and plants that were used”.

Fibrestone is an ideal material for planters. Whilst it offers the durability of Fibreglass, Fibrestone still holds a solid and heavy feel, provided by the stone powder mixed into the composite. Along with being durable, these planters are low maintenance making them an excellent choice for commercial use. These 1m planters are UV and frost protected allowing Brighter Heathfield Volunteers to keep the local area bright and cheery all year round. “The planters are much appreciated by passers-by. We got several compliments even when we were just potting them up.”

Sunday 8th Sept. - If I Catch Alphonso, Tonight!

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF 3pm. £8 to £10. Billy Merson’s career spanned half a century of theatrical history, encompassing music hall, revue, musical comedy and cinema – all set against the backdrop of two world wars. 01323 802020.

Sunday 8th Sept. - London Duathlon

At Richmond Park, London. Athletes can choose between a half duathlon, duathlon, ultra duathlon or duathlon relay. https://londonduathlon.com

Sunday 8th Sept. - Klezmer in the Park: The London Mix

At Regents Park, London. 12.30-6.30pm. a fun-packed afternoon for all the family and celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary with special guest presenter Max Reinhardt (BBC Radio 3). As part of a summer of

live music Klezmer in the Park: The London Mix features a variety of free performances throughout the afternoon.

Monday 9th &10th Sept. - Ant Middleton

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE. 01273 709709 7pm. The new show from Ant Middleton, best known as the Chief Instructor for Channel 4’s hit shows, SAS : Who Dares Wins, Mutiny and Escape will bring the elements to the audience through lighting, sound and set. Tickets £30, £37.50, £87.50 VIP*

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Monday 9th - 14th Sept. - Amelie

At The Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000. An astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. Evenings 7.45pm. Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm.

Monday 9th Sept. - Exotic Gardening

At Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6PH.10AM-4.30PM. Gain an insight into Great Dixter’s tropical garden. From design, plant choice, the act of planting, and maintenance, to the winter care of plants, Fergus Garrett will take you through the process step by step. 01797 252878.

Monday 9th - 13th Sept. Lifelong Learners Week

At The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1RN. Tel: 01323 832731. See page 23 for details.

Monday 10th Sept. - Behind the Scenes at Great Dixter: September

At Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6PH. 12.30-3.30pm. With Lewis Bosher. Lewis has been deputy head gardener at Great Dixter since2014 and has gardened here for

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.

over 10 years initially coming as an apprentice. £45. 01797 252878.

Monday 10th Sept. Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 730pm. Live Transmission. On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over… The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highlyanticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor. Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later. 01892 678678.

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. - 14 -

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Wednesday 11th Sept. Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 7.30pm. 16+. Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things. 01424 62288.

vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison. He has stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny similarity and ability to authentically revive the exquisite toe-tapping sound of this music giant. 01424 462288.

performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose. 01892 678678.

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. £32. I’m a Celebrity winner..........Harry Redknapp comes to Eastbourne! Harry is genuinely one of the funniest celebrity/football storytellers in the country, come and see him live! This will be a fun filled event with tales of the jungle and of a football managers life. Included will be Audience Q&A. 01323 412000.

Thursday 12th Sept. The Rolling Stones Story

Thursday 12th Sept. An Audience with Harry Redknapp

Thurs. 12th September Robertsbridge Jazz Club: The Sue Richardson Quintet

Wednesday 11th Sept. The Carpenters Story

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton BN1 1SD. This brand new show for 2019 once again features the outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley, with Musical Director Phil Aldridge leading The Carpenters Story Orchestra as they re-create Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements. 0844 856 0202.

Thursday 12th Sept. The Roy Orbison Story

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 7.30pm. Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton BN1 1SD. 7.45pm. A high energy concert celebrating the music of the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band. Let’s Spend The Night Together in the company of Mick and the boys and you will experience a truly authentic Rolling Stones spectacle; complete with an awesome production, the finest musicians and the world’s No. 1 Mick Jagger lookalike Paul Ashworth. 0844 856 0202.

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. www. robertsbridgejazzclub.com

Thursday 12th Sept. - NT Live: Fleabag

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 7.30pm. See the hilarious, awardwinning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. Written and

Thurs. 12th September Downland Singers Open Night

Downland Singers invite you to our OPEN NIGHT to share our love of singing. 7.30 on 12th September at Trinity Church Hall, Coppice Avenue, Willingdon, BN208QJ 9PN Downlandsingers .org

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he Vinehall concert series offers music lovers the chance to hear world-class artists perform locally. Concerts take place in the Chaplin Theatre at Vinehall, 3 miles south of Robertsbridge on the A21. The theatre seats 250 in comfortable tiered seats, providing excellent visibility in a superb acoustic. The concerts attract many distinguished classical musicians including the distinguished violinist Tasmin Little, who sadly retires at the end of this season. We welcome new talent, such as the wonderful young Castalian Quartet, along with world-famous musicians including leading pianists Finghin Collins, Piers Lane and Ingrid Fliter along with the Bennewitz Quartet of Prague, London Mozart Players, London Conchord and Apollo5. If you would like tickets or to be on our free mailing list and receive full details of all the concerts, please phone 01580 883092, write to Geoffrey Whitehead, Vinehall School, Robertsbridge, E. Sussex TN32 5JL or email: geoffreywhitehead@vinehallschool.com



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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Friday 13th Sept. - Wannabe - The Spice Girls Show

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton. 7.30pm. Featuring the greatest Spice Girls hits, this musical celebration recreates the era of Girl Power! 0844 871 7615.

Friday 13th Sept. - Andrew Lawrence: Clean

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 8pm. Andrew Lawrence, star of Live at The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and UK comedy’s foremost contrarian takes a break from all the controversy in this new show. No politics. No religion. No smut. No swearing. Just great jokes and good clean fun. 01892 678678.

Friday 13th - 15th Sept. - Goodwood Revival

At the Goodwood Estate, Chichester. The sell-out Revival truly is a magical step back in time, celebrating the halcyon days of motor racing as it used to be, with all of the accompanying spectacle and glamour of the era. Competitors and spectators alike dress in period fashions, with the finest sights and entertainment of the pre1966 era for all to enjoy. https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/goodwood-revival/

Friday 13th Sept. - The Story of Fred and Ginger

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF 7.30pm. £15. Award-winning singer Robert Habermann sings the songs and tells the story of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – the great dancing pair of the thirties; singing many of the classic songs performed in their iconic musical films. 01323 802020.

Friday 13th Sept. - Dreamboys

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK’s top Male Strip Show, perfect for a girls night out with all your friends. 01424 62288

Friday 13th Sept. - Jersy Boys Tribute Show

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 01323 410611. 8pm. “The Ragdolls” will take you on a musical journey through the well-known career of one of the most successful bands of all time, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Friday 13th - 15th Sept. - Grill N Chill

At The Hop Farm Family Park, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY. a fun-filled weekend featuring classic VW’s, held at The Hop Farm. Bringing you all the best things you enjoy from a traditional car show but with a more chilled-out vibe, plenty of good food, good conversation and good rides. After each day of four-wheeled fun, it will be time to chill with friends in a laid back atmosphere. 01622 872068

Saturday 14th Sept. - Grundy

At The East Hastings Sea Angling Association (opp The Lifeboat) Old Town Hastings. 8.45pm. See page 9.

Saturday 14th & 15th Sept. Bexhill Anglo Continental Street Market

At Devonshire Road, Bexhill on Sea. Now in it’s 20th year, this market has genuine French traders as well as local traders and crafts people. See page 24 for full details.

Saturday 14th Sept. - Constellations In The Field

At Browns Farmhouse, Robertsbridge. Horse guided constellations. See page 60 for details.

Saturday 14th Sept. - Craft Fair

At St. Barnabas Church, Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1JG. (Between Railway Station & Seafront) FREE ENTRY 10am-3pm. See page 23.

Saturday 14th & 15 Sept. Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival

At Stade Open Space, Hastings Old Town, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3AR. 11am-6pm. Indulge in a mouth-watering weekend of delicious seafood and luscious wines at this spectacular festival. Superb live music and street entertainment completes the lively festival atmosphere. Adult wristbands are now on sale and cost £2.50 in advance from the Hastings Tourist Information Centre. www.visit1066country.com

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PURE Autumn Art Fair Battle 10th Anniversary edition 5 – 13 October 2019


he prestigious PURE Autumn Art Fair will be returning to the beautiful and historic PowderMills Hotel, Battle, East Sussex between 5 and 13 October 2019 for its 10th Anniversary edition. The PowderMills is a stunning privately owned 18th Century listed Country House nestling in 150 acres of beautiful parklands, woods and large lakes, situated just outside the historic town of Battle, adjoining the famous Battlefield of 1066. Curated by Lesley Samms, the Art Fair will showcase the work of some forty invited artists working across all fine art media including painting, drawing, printmaking, digital art, photography, sculpture, ceramics and glass. Exhibitors will include 2018 award winners Simone Riley, Will Taylor SGFA RBA, Celia Allen NDD, Nick Hebditch, Gavin Roweth and Hildegard Pax.

PURE have also recently launched two new gallery spaces The first can be found within the historic Beauport House at Bannatyne Hotel & Spa, Hastings. Located within the boardroom, opposite the hotel reception area, the new gallery is open to the public everyday unless the room is subject to private hire. We advise you call the Hotel to confirm in advance if you are making a special journey. To coincide with the Art Fair, the Beauport House gallery will be exhibiting a selected collection of PURE member’s artwork responding to the title “illuminated”. The second new gallery space can be found at The Smallholding farm and kitchen in Kilndown, Kent and during October will be exhibiting artwork by award winning artist Simone Riley. https://www.bannatyne.co.uk/hotel/hastings www.pureartsgroup.co.uk www.powdermillshotel.co.uk https://thesmallholding.restaurant

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Saturday 14th - 28th Sept. - Rye Arts Festival

In and around the picturesque, historic town of Rye every September. The Festival provides a packed fortnight of opera, classical and contemporary music, drama, walks, a stimulating array of authors, performers and artists both high profile and emerging, national and international. Some events are ticketed, others free. See page 26.

Saturday 14th Sept. - On Tour With Elvis

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF. FROM VIVA LAS VEGAS TO MEMPHIS TENNESSEE The Songs, The Sounds, The Costumes … The Complete Elvis Show. Direct from London’s O2, the Las Vegas Elvis Icon Award Winning ‘On Tour With Elvis Show’. 01323 802020.

Saturday 14th Sept. - Islands In The Stream

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 7.30pm. Celebrating the Queen & King of country, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers…Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country Music Royalty! 01424 62288.

Saturday 14th Sept. - Pink Floyd Tribute Show

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. This exceptional band are universally regarded as one of the UK’s most authentic live Pink Floyd tributes, with an expertly crafted sound that’s reminiscent of the classic 70’s Golden Floyd era. 01323 410611.

Saturday 14th Sept. - BBC Proms In The Park

Join in the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park on Saturday 14 September as the legendary Barry Manilow headlines a spectacular line-up including Chrissie Hynde, Jack Savoretti, Lighthouse Family, Gabrielle, Aida Garifullina, Rock Choir and more acts to be announced! www.royalparks.org.uk

Back for a Fantastic 8th Season

The Bexhill Festival of the Sea - 7th and 8th September Bexhill Festival of the Sea is looking forward to celebrating life near the sea and showing how we can all help marine and wildlife conservation. The Festival kicks off with a brilliant weekend event next to the De La Warr Pavilion with over 50 stalls highlighting global seafood cuisine, English wine, arts & crafts, local charities, marine and wildlife conservation, dancing and a fantastic line up of continuous live music. On Saturday 7th September, the Bexhill Colonnade is the venue for the Guinness World Record attempt for the Largest Gathering of Mermaids. Mermaids, Mermen and MerBabies will grace the shore sponsored by SLM Toyota & SLM Vauxhall. Don a tail and come along to help make this attempt reality. In the evening is a very special concert at St Barnabas Church with international star, Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention plus guests, Blakeley & Son. We promise a brilliant evening’s music - not to be missed! Tickets are available on www.bfos2019.eventbrite.com, on the door or call 07740-265 865. The Festival continues Sunday with the addition of our 18 metre Sperm Whale welcoming youngsters and parents to enter for a performance featuring sea turtles and sea creatures explaining the effect of plastics on our environment. The Bexhill Sailing Club hosts an Art Fair with original Seaside and Nautical Art by local artists over the weekend. They will also host the “Found Art” competition with visitors voting the final on Saturday. From France comes Les Derniers Trouveres who bring their Celtic & Medieval Folk music throughout the weekend-in costume and playing traditional instruments. Prepare to be entertained! The Angling Festival presents four weeks of major competitions attracting anglers from many regions. The challenges start on Sunday 8th September. Competitions reflect many sea angling pursuits with beach, boat, specimen hunt, juniors and bass specimen hunt. With conservation in mind, beach matches are catch and release! See web site for more details. Come visit this popular family event in a beautiful setting. An ideal day out or a special weekend away. www.bexhillseafestival.co.uk “LIKE” us on Facebook

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Saturday 14th & 15th Sept. - Muse

Saturday 14th & 15th Sept. See Behind The Steam

At The O2 Arena, Docklands, London. 6pm. Muse have won numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards, five MTV Europe Music Awards and eight NME Awards. In 2012 they received the Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. 0844 856 0202.

At The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, E. Sussex TN22 3QL. Visitors will be able to enjoy talks, tours and demonstrations, to ‘see behind the steam’ at the Bluebell Railway. The event is open to the public and will include a host of activities. 01825 720 800.

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 8PM. Letz Zep are the official number one tribute to Led Zeppelin and Baby They Ain’t Foolin’. An achievement marked by the authoritative Ticketmaster organisation when they awarded the band ‘The Most Popular’ and ‘The Most Highly Rated’ tribute to Led Zeppelin today. 01892 678678.

At The Kent Event Centre, Detling, Nr Maidstone, Kent ME14 3JF. Try out new doggy activities, games, and dog sports from agility to water sports, and enter one of our amazing dog competitions including heelwork to music, agility and Novelty dog show classes. Who knows, your dog could even win Best in Show! 9.30am – 5pm. www.pawsinthepark.net

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Saturday 14th & 15th Sept. Paws In The Park

Saturday 14th Sept. - Jane McDonald Live In Concert

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. From £35. The BAFTA awardwinning star of Cruising with Jane McDonald and Jane & Friends always delivers a stunning performance and along with her fantastic live band, guarantees to bring the audience to their feet on this evening of music and laughter! 01323 412000.


ddie Izzard, the patron of Bexhill Museum, will open a new gallery on Monday, 16 September. The Bexhill in World War II exhibition will feature, as its centrepiece, a large model railway based on the town in 1940. It has been designed by Eddie and some members of the Bexhill Model Railway Club in memory of Eddie’s father, Harold John Izzard, who died last year. The museum already has Eddie’s childhood train set on display with two trains running. The new layout is larger and the trains will be computer controlled. You can see the main buildings of the town re-created as models – such as the town hall, railway station and the de la Warr Pavilion. The gallery will feature a display of World War II objects and a map used by Air Raid Precautions during the war. This has the places which were bombed in the town marked and cross-referenced to photographs of the damage. A touch-screen computer will enable visitors to listen to people’s memories of the war in Bexhill, recorded by the museum’s Oral History and Reminiscence Team. A representation of an air raid shelter will feature objects associated with shelters. Information panels will explain various aspects of the war in Bexhill. The museum will open at 11am on the opening day. Eddie will open the gallery at 11.30am. Tea, coffee and cakes will be served in the Education Room from 122pm.

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Saturday 14th Sept. - Bowie Experience

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton. 7.45pm. 0844 871 7615. Bowie experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie’s hits celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon. An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let’s Dance.

Saturday 14th & 15th Sept. - Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic’s Mixtape

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE. 8pm. ‘the best yet… efficient, irresistible comedy’ Guardan. Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand-new show, The Cynic’s Mixtape, and it’s his most brutally honest show yet. 01273 709709.

Saturday 14th & 15th Sept. - Professor Brian Cox

At The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2GR. 8pm. Having set two Guinness World Record titles with his previous sell-out live UK and Ireland tour, Professor Brian Cox, OBE is heading back out on the road with a brand new show for 2019. Taking audiences to the edge of our current understanding about the origin and evolution of our Solar System and the Universe, Professor Brian Cox Live 2019 offers a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level. 01273 290131

Sunday 15th Sept. - Richard Herring: RHLSTP

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton. 7.30pm. Join the ‘Podfather’ (Guardian) and ‘King of the Internet’ (Time Out) as he chats with hilarious star guests. 0844 871 7615.

Sunday 15th Sept. - Fungi foraging workshop

Near Brede, East Sussex, TN31 6DX. The day starts at 10am with an introduction to fungi foraging. Fungi-based forager’s lunch, then further afield before returning back for a wild mushroom cook-up. www.geoffdann.co.uk

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Lifelong Learners Week at The Observatory Science Centre

September 9th – 13th

Now in its third year, our Lifelong Learners Week is aimed at a more senior audience on the basis that there’s no upper age limit to learning something new. These drop-in ‘taster’ sessions offer a different topic each day without requiring participants to make an on-going commitment. The morning session will commence at 11am and the afternoon session at 2pm, each lasting approximately one hour. The programme for this year includes history, astronomy, art and even stereoscopy from the Victorian era! These sessions are included with your general admission and no pre-booking is required. Please see website for full details: www.the-observatory.org

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Classic Carriages and Prize Pooches come to Tenterden 2019 sees the Tenterden Lions Club bringing its classic vehicle and dog show ’Pistons & Paws’ to Tenterden for the third year running. Started in 2017, the show has proven very popular with visitors and both classic vehicle and dog owners. This year’s event on Sunday 15th September from 10am to 4pm and will be opened at by West Ward Councillor, Kate Walder. The show is located just a few minutes’ drive from Tenterden town centre at Little Halden Place Farm on the Cranbrook Road where owner, Evelyn Luck, has generously loaned 11 acres in support of this major charitable event. Tenterden Lions expect a not-to-be-missed display of cars from Austin 7’s to Lamborghinis, Morris Minors and Minis to Mercedes, Fords to Ferraris, Jowett’s to Jaguars, MG’s and TRs to Sunbeams, Riley’s to Rolls-Royces and many more. The dog show includes a variety of classes in the dedicated dog ring with a Dog Display Team performing in the main arena at 12pm (check time from schedule) Parades of classic vehicles will take place in the main arena during the day with expert commentary to keep visitors informed. Visitors will also be able to visit trade stands, a licenced bar and a choice of caterers selling wide variety of food to suit all tastes. A children’s roundabout will be in place to offer entertainment to the younger set. Free public parking is provided with a special area for Blue Badge disabled and ample toilet facilities are in place. Entrance price for visitors is £5.00 per adult with children under 14, going free. Anyone with a classic or interesting car or motorcycle who would like to exhibit it at ‘Pistons & Paws’ can do so by downloading an entry form the Tenterden Lions website. To exhibit is £5 per vehicle (pre-booked) including driver and one passenger. Additional passengers at £5 each. Non booked vehicles arriving on the day are welcome by paying £10 including driver and one passenger with additional passengers at £5 Event organiser Anthony Groves says “The Tenterden Lions team is looking for forward to welcoming visitors and exhibitors from

all over Kent and surrounding counties, to what promises to be a great day out for all the family. Net proceeds from the event will go towards the many local charities, schools and individuals supported by Tenterden Lions Club. Don’t miss it” Full details including exhibitor and trade booking forms can be found at www.tenterdenlionsclub.co.uk/pistons-paws-2019/

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Sunday 15th Sept. - Pistons and Paws

At Little Halden Place Farm, Cranbrook Road, Tenterden, Kent. 10am 4pm. See ad on adjacent page.

Sunday 15th Sept. BBC Radio 2 Live

At Hyde Park, London. 11am 9.30pm. The star-studded line up includes Simply Red, Pet Shop Boys, Bananarama, Emeli Sande, Westlife, Status Quo, Clean Bandit, Kelsea Ballerini and more! https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e4v9hn

Sunday 15th & 16th Sept. - Dear Zoo

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 01424 62288. Puppets, music. Sun. 2pm. Mon. 10.30am & 2pm.

Mon. 16 Sept. 2019 - Sorolla, the Spanish Sargent

At the Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings TN34 2SA, 2.00 p.m. Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida excelled in landscapes, seascapes, sundrenched work scenes, and – above all – portraits. He captivated Spain, was triumphant in France and wowed America. When he died he was buried in Valencia with full military honours. Lecture by Clyde Binfield, run by The Arts Society Rother Valley. Visitors welcome (entrance £7). Enquiries: Jenny 01424 421344

Mon. 16 Sept. 2019 - Eddie Izzard Opens New Gallery

At Bexhill Museum, 47 Egerton Road, Bexhill on Sea, E. Sussex TN39 3HL. 11.30am. Eddie Izzard, Bexhill Museum patron will open the new gallery Bexhill in World World II. See page 21.

Tuesday 17th - 21st Sept. - Noël Coward’s Me And The Girls

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. From the inspired pen of Sir Noël Coward comes this hilarious, evocative and touching story of the last days of vaudeville. Evenings 7.45pm. Wed & Sat 2.30pm. 01323 412000.

Wed. 18th Sept. - Justin Hayward: All The Way

At The De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea. 6.30pm. Justin will be performing songs from his acclaimed solo albums – All The Way is the name of a recent compilation album. 01424 229111.

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Rye Arts Festival 2019


ye Arts Festival has announced an exciting menu of world-class artistes, performers and talkers who have been signed up to entertain audiences between 1428 September this year. Let’s take literature first. Saturday 14th September marks an inaugural cRYmE Day! This will be a whole day, festival within a festival and will be a great opportunity to meet, listen to and eat with four well-known crime writers - Simon Brett, Martin Edwards, William Shaw and Lynne Truss – and to find out tricks of the trade and what makes them tick. Lord Owen – the former British Foreign Secretary David Owen – will be coming to Rye at 7.00pm on Wednesday 25 September to talk about his new book ‘Hubris - The Road to Donald Trump’. And on Monday 23rd March, also at 7pm, Sir Max Hastings will be dropping into town to

Bumper Blyton

deliver a talk based on his latest book - a new history of the Dambusters Raid in 1943. Some top classical music concerts have been announced. On Saturday 14th September a concert by the leading violinist Tasmin Little accompanied by Martin Roscoe on piano will be special, as Tasmin is soon to retires from the concert stage so Rye is extremely lucky to have secured her for this year. Tasmin’s ‘swan song’ is not to be missed. And neither is the return to Rye of the baritone Roderick Williams, who will be singing songs from the Schwanengesang cycle by Franz Schubert. Williams will be accompanied on Friday 27th September by pianist Iain Burnside. The contemporary music features two of the UK’s best folk duos. The Carthys are possibly the nearest thing to British Folk royalty! Whilst Martin Carthy has appeared at Rye Arts Festival with his wife Norma Waterson and Eliza has played there with her own band (both some years ago), this time they play the Festival as a duo for the first time. The gig will be at 8pm on

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Saturday 21st September. Nancy Kerr with James Fagan have been showered with awards that match their undoubted talent. They have twice taken home the coveted ‘Best Duo’ title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. So, their gig on Saturday 14th September will be a great chance to see another of the UK’s finest duos in the folk scene. The Festival’s drama programme includes the riotous Enid Blyton parody improv show ‘Bumper Blyton’ where you will be in danger of splitting your shorts laughing at 4pm on Sunday 15th September. This is Enid Blyton for grown-ups and will be a riotous parody, chock full of innuendo and lashings of puns, as the cast invent an hilarious, improvised adventure inspired by audience suggestions. Tickets (with discounts of 10% for Members and 15% for Benefactors on unlimited purchases) for around 50 events are on sale now - online on https://ryeartsfestival.org.uk/ or rting 01797 224442.

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Wed. 18th Sept. - BalletBoyz - Them Us

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton. 7pm. back with two brand new works, both set to original scores by world-class composers. Them is the choreographic debut of the company dancers, created together with key collaborators. 0844 871 7615

Wed. 18th - 21st Sept. - 100% Design

At Olympia Grand, London. 10am-5pm. (9pm Yhurs). Celebrating their 25th anniversary, The London Design Festival’s flagship event has an array of show stopping brands, thought-provoking features, interactive experience, plus an unrivalled talks programme covering architecture and design. www.100percentdesign.co.uk

Thurs. 19th Sept. - Profesor Brian Cox

At The O2 Arena, Docklands, London. 0844 856 0202. 6.30pm. Having set two Guinness World Record titles with his previous sell-out live UK and Ireland tour, Professor Brian Cox, OBE is heading back out on the road with a brand new show for 2019, Professor Brian Cox – Universal: Adventures in Space and Time.

Thurs. 19th Sept. - Nathan Carter - Born for the Road

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF 7.30pm. As one of Ireland’s biggest live music acts, Nathan is becoming a household name, with tracks from “Stayin’ Up All Night” becoming hits, such as “Wagon Wheel” and “I Wanna Dance”. 01323 802020.

Thurs. 19th Sept. - Uncle Vanya

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 7.30pm. Chekhov’s tragicomedy in a bittersweet, multi-disciplinary new adaptation. Isolated and seemingly beyond help, the weary inhabitants of one country household plunge head over heels in lust when a beautiful stranger arrives. 01892 678678.

Thurs. 19th - 21st Sept. - The Tiger Who Came To Tea

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton. musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr direct from a smash-hit West End season. 0844 871 7615

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ow under new ownership, The Lodge at Winchelsea offers 4-star Guest Accommodation with something for everyone: a contemporary bistro style restaurant, modern lounge bar, 28 comfortable en-suite bedrooms, free Wi-Fi throughout, free parking and a private function room, all at fantastically affordable prices. Set in the shape of a traditional Sussex barn and surrounded by beautiful, historic, 1066 countryside, The Lodge is perfectly located for visiting Rye, Hastings, Battle and Camber Sands.

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The modern interior and stunning surroundings make The Lodge an ideal base for special events, exploring, sporting pursuits or just simple relaxation. The Lodge is the perfect venue for a wedding reception. Available for the exclusive use of you and your guests are all 28 bedrooms and the entire Lodge. Menus and packages are tailored to your needs to make your special day one to remember forever. ‘Your Wedding – Your Way!’

The Lodge prides itself on offering a warm welcome and brilliant customer service. We recognise that your time away from home, whether for business or relaxation, is important and our staff are here to ensure that every aspect of your stay is seamlessly easy and comfortable. But don’t take our word for it – The Lodge has won the prestigious Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the 4th year running and boasts a 4-star Guest Accommodation rating from VisitEngland’s quality assessment scheme.

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A road trip Down Under with Southern Cross Travel


here’s nothing like a great Aussie road trip! It’s the best way to see the real Australia, meeting friendly locals; spotting some of the country’s wonderful wildlife; eating fish and chips on a picture postcard beach and pulling into welcoming winery properties, cute campsites and homely B&Bs at the end of each day.

The freedom of the open road is intoxicating – just ask our Aussie Specialists! In Australia there’s a road trip to suit all tastes and budgets and some of your holiday highlights will be the moments when you pull in to a deserted cove for a swim, stop off for lunch at a cellar door manned by a friendly winemaker and his dog, and when you suddenly spot a mob of kangaroos. Aussies drive on the left and the roads tend to be in excellent condition with a lot less traffic than we’re used to in the UK so driving in Australia is a joy. It’s a big country though so the team at Southern Cross Travel will be sure to plan your trip well. We will ensure you see diverse

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landscapes, whilst also leaving enough time to enjoy those special moments in the great outdoors.

For first time visitors to Australia, our Premier Aussie Specialist, Penny, recommends a road trip through the state of Victoria. A compact little pocket in the south eastern corner that is full of colour, with fabulously photogenic highlights round every bend. With easy driving, in just a few short hours from Melbourne, you can journey from rugged mountains in the High Country to the white sandy beaches along the Great Ocean Road. You’ll get to see koalas snoozing in trees, hike through lush rainforest, swim with

dolphins and seals, play golf on a course with mobs of kangaroos and indulge in some of the world’s best food and wine experiences in rolling vineyards and picturesque coastal towns. With its amazing food scene, great nightlife and superb visitor attractions you probably won’t want to leave Melbourne but there are so many adventures on the city’s doorstep it’s worth going exploring. Whether you’ve got two days or two weeks there is a road trip for you. Wine tasting in the Yarra Valley, a helicopter ride over the Great Ocean Road, paddling with platypus, seeing the Phillip Island penguins, visiting a koala sanctuary – all these can be enjoyed in this colourful corner of Oz.

At Southern Cross Travel, we have over 40 years’ experience and first-hand knowledge of this beautiful country. We still marvel at the scenery; we are awed by the nature and Outback; find every wildlife experience as unique as the first; love the lifestyle and cuisine; enjoy and revel in the locals we get to meet, and relish the opportunity to share our knowledge, experience, and our personal service with you, our customers. So, what are you waiting for? Contact the Aussie Specialists at Southern Cross Travel today to discuss your bespoke selfdrive holiday in Australia. Call 01892 783896 (Wadhurst) and 01797 229200 (Rye) or email our Premier Aussie Specialist penny@ southerncrosstravel.co.uk to arrange an appointment. www.southerncrosstravel.co.uk

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Goodwood Revival 13 - 15 Sept 2019


he Goodwood Revival really is a magical step back in time, a unique chance to revel in the glamour and allure of motor racing in the romantic time capsule of the world’s most authentic motor circuit. The Revival is the world’s most popular historic motor race meeting and the only event of its kind to be staged entirely in the nostalgic time capsule of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. It is the biggest and best historic motor racing party of the year. The Revival offers visitors the opportunity to leave the ‘modern world’ behind and join motor sport luminaries in an unabashed celebration of flat-out, wheel-to-wheel racing around a classic racetrack, untouched by the modern world.


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A vintage day out at the Rural Past Times annual show in the grounds of Pestalozzi Village, Sedlescombe. The event showcased an amazing line up of vintage tractors and many other old and interesting vehicles, with heavy horses and traction engines. Other attractions included a large craft marquee, trade and craft stands and lots of country theamed demonstrations, there really was something for everyone.

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Formula E returns to London The countdown begins: The ABB FIA Formula E Championship returns to the UK capital in 12 months time for the 2019/20 season finale. 24 cars and drivers going head-to-head in the historical heartland of the city’s docklands on July 25 & 26, 2020.


o celebrate the start of the 12-month countdown to the 2020 London E-Prix and grand finale of the 2019/20 season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, organisers pulled the covers off a brand new Union Jack liveried Gen2 car at a unique pop-up event activation at ExCeL London. “We’re excited to be bringing the future of motorsport to the UK capital and believe that the London E-Prix will become one of the flagship events in global motorsport, right up there with the likes of Monaco, Macau and Le Mans.” said Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E. Racing around the city’s iconic Royal Docks and ExCeL London exhibition centre, the race will be the first time that an FIA-sanctioned championship event has taken place in and around the streets of London - with Crystal Palace hosting non-championship races in Formula One almost half a century ago.

Consisting of 20 turns, the 2.4km track will see the drivers run along the waterfront for the season finale double-header of the 2019/20 campaign on July 25 & 26, 2020. With 24 all-electric cars going head-tohead, the London race will be a first for top-level international motorsport. Made possible by the emissions-free nature of the Gen2 cars, the unique track weaves its way both inside and outside of ExCeL London. Celebrating the start of the 12-month countdown, a pop-up event space was revealed in the West entrance of the ExCeL London centre, where fans learnt everything about the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, and what to expect at the event and register for tickets ahead of the first release. “This is the first time that a championship event has been staged in and around the streets of London and it’s a race that any category would be proud to have on its

calendar. But only the ABB FIA Formula E Championship can, because our cars are fully-electric and emissions-free,” said Agag. “Fans can expect a great spectator experience - just 18-minutes from the city centre on public transport - and our ambition is for ExCeL London to become the home of Formula E in the UK for many years to come, as well as the London E-Prix featuring as a mainstay of a British summer of sport. We want it to become a must-attend event that you just can’t miss out on, like Wimbledon, Royal Ascot and the Lord’s Test Match. “The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is about bringing motorsport to the masses, with wheel-to-wheel action, affordable ticket prices and unpredictable racing. That’s not something that can be said about other series right now, and Formula E is putting the sport back into motorsport,” added the Formula E boss. www.fiaformulae.com

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Rita Ora at the Formula E Antofagasta Minerals Santiago E-Prix

‘Strictly Come Dancing’s’ Karen Hauer at the New York City E-Prix

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Naomie Harris attends The ABB FIA Formula E 2019 Monaco E-Prix

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Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag (2R) poses with Naomie Harris (3L), Rick Yune (4L) and Team Jaguar guests (L-R) Luke Evans, David Gandy, Natalie Dormer, Oliver Cheshire, and Toby Huntington-Whiteley at an exclusive dinner celebrating the ABB FIA Formula E 2019 Monaco E-Prix aboard a private yacht on May 10, 2019 in Monaco.

Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Naomie Harris and Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag

Irina Shayk attends the Formula E 2019 New York City

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reated by car customiser and personality Yiannimize, the bespoke, Union Jack liveried Gen2 car has 250kW of power. Formula E’s Gen2 will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.8-seconds and go on to a top speed of 280km/h. Greater speeds, more action on track and with just one car per driver - there’s everything to lose. Due to its all-electric powertrain, the cars and drivers are able to race both inside and outside the ExCeL London exhibition centre, tackling the unique, indoor/outdoor 2.4km track on the 25 & 26 July, 2020. After announcing plans to ban the sale of all combustion engined cars by 2040 in the UK, the E-Prix in the country’s capital will help to promote the adoption and development of electric road cars. With 11 of the world’s greatest car manufacturers going head to head on the city streets, the Championship serves as a test bed for everyday electric road car technology. Standing as a home E-Prix for British teams Envision Virgin Racing and Panasonic Jaguar Racing, the London race could see all five current British Formula E drivers go head-to-head on home turf. “As the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, with a rich heritage in motorsport, a race in the capital will be a real highlight next season and exciting news for all British motorsport fans and our thousands of employees here in the UK,” said James Barclay, Team Principal of Panasonic Jaguar Racing.

‘Strictly Come Dancing’s’ Karen Hauer attends the Formula E 2019 New York City E-Pri

“Formula E allows us to race on street circuits in the most iconic cities around the world showcasing the sustainability and performance benefits of battery electric vehicles. We’re excited and proud to be able bring the championship and our team to race in front of a home crowd. The unique indoor/outdoor track around the Royal Docks and ExCeL is sure to be a great venue to finish the season and showcase this fantastic championship that goes from strength to strength,” added the team boss.

Casey Neistat and Karen Hauer

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Formula E racing driver Andre Lotterer and Liam Payne

Vernon Kay at New York City E-Prix

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Naomi Campbell attends the ABB FIA Formula E HKT Hong Kong E-Prix

Irina Shayk attends the Formula E 2019 New York City. Irina said... “Driving the car with Alejandro was so exciting. It’s amazing to see how far Formula E has come in the 4 years since I was at the race in LA. The positive message Formula E brings regarding sustainability and renewable energy is commendable and I’m honored to be here for the final race of the season.”

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Natalie Dormer and Luke Evans

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Leonardo DiCaprioproduced Formula E documentary gets Cannes premiere A new documentary produced by Leonardo DiCaprio that covers ABB FIA Formula E’s final Gen1 season in 2017/18 had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. The film, called ‘And We Go Green’, is a behind the scenes look at the electric single-seater championship and covers Jean-Eric Vergne’s title winning campaign last season. It is directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens - also artistic director of the Extreme E off-road SUV racing championship that FE is set to operate - and Malcolm Venville. ‘And We Go Green’, which features unseen race footage from the final season of FE’s Gen1 era, was screened at the Salle 60eme cinema. “The documentary encapsulates the true mission and purpose of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, to show how competition drives technological development and how the excitement of sport can have a meaningful social impact and alter perceptions of electric vehicles,” said FE CEO Alejandro Agag, who is also one of the film’s executive producers. “This notion is how the title ‘And We Go Green’ came about.

Alejandro Agag, Orlando Bloom and Leonardo DiCaprio

“Not only does it signal the start of our races, but it also indicates an urgent need to put the brakes on devastating and irreparable damage already caused by fossil fuels. “I’m proud to have worked with such great talent and a production team who share the same common values around sustainability and making a positive impact in the fight against climate change.” DiCaprio, Agag, and FE racers Vergne, Lucas di Grassi, Sam Bird, Andre Lotterer, as well as former Jaguar driver Nelson Piquet Jr, attended the premiere of ‘And We Go Green’. Leonardo DiCaprio and Alejandro Agag

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Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag, Leonardo DiCaprio and Orlando Bloom

Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire

Hana Cross and Brooklyn Beckham

Dua Lipa

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Thurs. 19th Sept. - The Legend of Barry White

At The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. 7.30pm. A celebration of the legendary Mr Barry White. Featuring international soul sensation William Hicks; complete with a string section in the style of the love unlimited orchestra and an amazing support from the Supreme Dream Girls. 01892 530613.

Friday 20th Sept. - The Chicago Blues Brothers

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 7.30pm. The award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high-octane, adrenalinepumping musical mash-up which has jump started the legacy of Jake and Elwood for a new generation. 01424 62288

Friday 20th Sept. - Lulu On Fire Tour

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. 01323 412000. On Fire is a show packed full of hits, in which Lulu takes us on her own personal journey through her music. Supported by a 4-piece band, LED screen with carefully selected family and career defining moments. From £37.

Friday 20th - 22nd Sept. - The National Wedding Show

At Olympia National, London. Try, buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day at the UK’s biggest wedding show. nationalweddingshow.co.uk

Friday 20th Sept. - Lionel Richie Tribute Show

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm With Hamilton Browne. 01323 410611. Diary Events continue on Page 47

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Food & Drink

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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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CALLENDERS - HIGH STREET HAILSHAM WOW..time flies, the kids have already gone back to school, so if you’re responsible for planning a works Christmas do, like I am, then you’ll soon realise how quickly time catches up with you. Callenders are running a great little offer at the moment so you can go and check them out. Book a table of four or more, mention this magazine and they will take TEN POUNDS off your bill. Use this offer if you are looking for somewhere to host a Festive Party, whether it’s a family end of year get-together, or a works do for 40, let Callenders look after you. They have festive menus throughout December for lunch and evening, with menus starting at £12.95/head. All their wines are sensibly priced including a very good Pinot Grigio (my absolute fave), and they never add a cheeky service charge on top like others do. The menu of all local produce will amaze you. It’s the polite and friendly service and relaxed atmosphere that convinced us that this was the place for us. All of Callenders Menus are available to view on their web site and their Facebook page.

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Friday 20th Sept. - Curtain Up

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF 7.30pm. A company of talented local performers will captivate you with a showcase of excerpts from both plays and musicals, demonstrating what an exciting addition HippHapp will be to the thriving Eastbourne theatre scene. All Tickets £11. 01323 802020.

Friday 20th Sept. - Heritage Open Day Tour

At The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. (Times Vary). A behindthe-scenes tour of Tunbridge Wells theatre in it’s 80th year. Visitors will get a full in-depth tour of the building. 01892 530613.

Friday 20th - 28th Sept. - The Weir by Conor McPherson

At The Stables Theatre, The Bourne, Hastings. 7.30pm. On its première in 1997, The Weir won the Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and Olivier award for Best New Play, and established Conor McPherson as one of our finest playwrights. Full of humour and wonderful language,The Weir is A. Come and immerse yourself in the wonderful atmosphere of the pub and the live Irish music set that precedes the play! 01424 423221

Friday 20th Sept. - 16th Nov. - The Watsons

At The Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU. This thrilling new play from Laura Wade, the winner of this year’s Olivier Award for Best New Comedy (Home I’m Darling), is making its London premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory after a sell-out season at the Chichester Festival Theatre last year. 020 7378 1713

Sat. 21st - 23rd Sept. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. The second instalment in the original trilogy of George Lucas’ classic saga will be projected in high-definition on the big screen, accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Dirk Brossé – taking John Williams’ epic score to a breathtaking new dimension. 0207 589 8212.

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The 4th Annual Westfield Beer Festival at the New Inn It was a glorious day at The New Inn for the 2019 Beer Festival which this year included the addition of Gin, Rum and Pimms, alongside the finest Craft Beers.. Hundreds of people came along to enjoy delicious classic food with a Hog roast and BBQ. Amazing live music included a set from The Chandeliers on the Sunday. All the beers were sourced locally and the meat came from award winning Westfield Butcher ‘Archers’. Patrick and his friendly staff and helpers at The New Inn deserve huge praise for both the delicious food, amazing drink, and the excellent atmosphere.

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Garden Services

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Dahlia Days at Pashley Manor Gardens As summer turns to autumn the gardens at Pashley are ablaze with colour during the Dahlia Days event, which runs from Wednesday 4th September every day to Saturday 14th September. Over 60 varieties of this diverse perennial are planted throughout the garden; pinks in the Rose Garden, sunny yellows in the Golden Beds, whites in the Elizabethan Garden, purples in the Pool Garden and more. The pièce de resistance is the hot reds and oranges, interspersed with darker burgundys and complemented by the second flowering of roses, in the herbaceous borders. During the Dahlia Days event Bloms Bulbs will be at Pashley with a gorgeous display of cut dahlias, giving advice and taking orders and there will be the opportunity to take a dahlia themed walk round the gardens. The café, with terrace, serves locally sourced and homemade cakes, scones and light lunches; the shop has gorgeous gifts, souvenirs and plants, and there are exhibitions of garden sculpture and floral art. Whether you want to learn more about dahlias or just enjoy the eye-catching displays of these vivid, multi-hued blooms do come and spend a day in the gardens during this time of fantastic early autumn colour.

We’re not out of the woods yet . . .

Nick Danson, owner of Danson Tree Care Ltd, is encouraging home-owners and businesses alike, to get any worrying trees checked by a professional. “Some trees may have been left with broken / overhanging branches after the recent stormy weather so, for safety reasons, these need to be monitored. The summer storm season may be over, but the winter months are fast approaching and some trees might already be unstable,” commented Nick Danson. Call Karen & Nick Danson or email nick@ dansontreecare.co.uk to arrange an informal site visit and no obligation quote.

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Sat. 21st Sept. Romance Author & Reader Event

At Olympia Central, London. Showcasing over 150 international bestselling romance authors, join Romance Author & Reader Events at their London debut. Offering you the opportunity to meet and greet top authors, get books signed plus network with like-minded friends. www. rarevents.org

Sat. 21st Sept. - Chantelle Duncan

At The East Hastings Sea Angling Association (opp The Lifeboat) Old Town Hastings. 8.45pm. See page 9.

have their own unique abilities as performers and an undeniable love of the music. 01892 678678.

Sat. 21st Sept. - Orchard Day

At Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe Rd, Tenterden TN30 7NG. 11am-4pm. Bring the family together and enjoy the outdoors as we host our annual celebration of Kent’s produce. With garden tours, historic talks, stalls, demonstrations and a variety of activities, there is something for everyone to taste and get involved in. 01580 762334.

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. Capturing every vocal intonation and mannerism absolutely perfectly, superbly combining this with the music genius’ 01323 410611.

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 8pm. Each member of this 8-piece band

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

Sat. 21st Sept. London Philharmonic Orchestra

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE. Kensho Watanabe Conductor Emmanuel Tjeknavorian Violin. Beethoven Overture, Leonore No. 3. Bethoven Violin Concerto. Beethoven Symphony No. 7. 01273 709709.

Sat. 21st Sept. - The Drifters

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 7.30pm. The Drifters are back on tour in the UK with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades. 01424 62288

Sat. 21st Sept. - Phil Collins & Genesis Tribute Show

Sat. 21st Sept. The Sound of Springsteen

Kent ME14 3JF. The show also showcases the UK’s leading koi dealers and suppliers, as well as an arts & crafts section, licensed bar, & food. Open 9.30am-5pm. koi-clubs.com/southeast

Sunday 22nd Sept. Goldilocks & Friends

Sat. 21st - 22nd Sept. - Koi Carp Show

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 2.30pm. The animals and people that live in the Friendly Forest agree that Mummy Bear’s porridge is delicious. 4-8yrs. 01892 678678.

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.

At The Kent Event Centre, Detling, Nr Maidstone,

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Sunday 22nd Sept. - Bee Gees Fever

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 7.30pm. From soulful ballads to high-energy disco classics, the band faithfully recreates the songs that made the Bee Gees musical legends. 01424 62288.

Sunday 22nd Sept. Holiday Inspirations Show

At The East Sussex National Hotel, Uckfield TN22 5ES. 10am-3pm. Free Entry, Free Parking. Meet with 50+ Travel & Cruise Suppliers and speak to expert travel consultants. See page 2 for full details.

Sun. 22nd Sept. Last Afternoon at the Proms

At Mais House, 18 Hastings Road, TN40 2HH. 2pm - 4pm. Live Music by the Wealden Brass Band. £10 entry includes one glass of Champagne & Strawberries and Cream. See page 27 for details.

Sunday 22nd Sept. Much Ado About Nothing

At Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe Rd, Tenterden TN30 7NG. The Three Inch Fools, a five-strong troupe of actors with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing - a riproaring comedy of quarrels, deceptions and a frustratingly stupid man called Dogberry…

Tickets on 01580 762334.

Sunday 22nd Sept. Gary Numan plus support KANGA

At The De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea. 7pm. Gary Numan embarked on his first UK tour in September 1979. To celebrate that, and the 40 years of life, career (and a lot more touring) that have unfolded since, he is playing a special 40th anniversary tour. 01424 229111.

Mon 23rd Sept. The Story Of Guitar Heroes

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 01424 62288. 7.30pm.

are finally revealed. Experience shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

Tues. 24th - 25th Sept. - Aled Jones & Russell Watson - In Harmony Tour

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Having moved in the same circles for nearly 20 years and since becoming firm friends; Aled approached Russell to collaborate for his next big project. The album features a wealth of well-loved hymns, arias, and popular songs 01323 412000.

Monday 23rd - 28th Sept. A Woman of No Importance

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton. An earnest young American woman, an unscrupulous English Lord and an innocent young chap join the festivities at a lavish estate in the English countryside. Should a mother tell her son the truth and risk social ruin? Mon - Sat at 19:30. Thu and Sat at 14:30 0844 871 7615.

Monday 23rd - 28th Sept. The Mousetrap

At The Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000. Eves. 7.45. Wed & Sat Mats. 2.30pm. One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerveshredding moment the identity and the motive

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

Tues. 24th - 25th Sept. - George Ezra

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. Brit Award-winning singer songwriter George Ezra will make his Royal Albert Hall headline debut with two very special shows this September as part of the Albert Sessions in aid of mental health charity Mind. 0207 589 8212.

is a job that will not be best left until the winter months. You can find us on the My Builder website at www.mybuilder.com 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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Tues. 24th Sept. Romesh Ranganathan

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE 01273 709709 ‘the best yet… efficient, irresistible comedy’ Guardan. Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand-new show, The Cynic’s Mixtape, and it’s his most brutally honest show yet.

Wed. 25th Sept. - RISE 4 Disability

At The Kent Event Centre, Detling, Nr Maidstone, Kent ME14 3JF. Perhaps your looking to further your CPD Training? Learn about some of the new and exciting aids that are hitting the market or maybe connect with an array of high calibre service providers? If so, then be sure to add this date to your diaries! http://rise4disability.com

romantic ballets. Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky. After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker last year, Russian National Ballet returns to the UK with the most famous Ballet of all time. 01424 62288.

Thurs. 26th Sept. - 6th Oct Marvel Universe LIVE!

Thurs. 26th Sept. - Swan Lake

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 7.30pm. Russian National Ballet Presents: Swan Lake – The greatest of all

Thurs. 26th Sept. Tech Expo South East

At The O2 Arena, Docklands, London. The audience will witness cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, and impressive 3D video projection mapping in this completely new thrilling adventure. With aerial stunts, martial arts and daring motorcycle skills, fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel universe in a show unlike anything they’ve ever seen before! 0844 856 0202.

At The Kent Event Centre, Detling, Nr Maidstone, Kent ME14 3JF. The Tech Expo is a full day exhibition for business owners wanting to connect with suppliers, who can help them run, build & grow their business with the power of technology. Meet with over 100 suppliers from different sectors of technology. www.techexpouk.com

Thurs. 26th Sept. - Nitin Sawhney

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Now in its 18th successive year, this stunning 100% live show combines first class music with the slickest choreography and an amazing band, to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have! 01323 412000.

Wed. 25th & 26th Sept. Meet Dame Zandra Rhodes

At The Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF. Wed. 25th - 4-6pm Dame Zandra Rhodes will be joining the Museum team for a glass of fizz at this exclusive meet and greet event. Enjoy the first opportunity to meet Zandra and preview Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous before the exhibition opens to the public. Thurs. 26th - 10am – 12pm. Start your morning in style and join Dame Zandra Rhodes at this exclusive meet and greet event. T: 020 7407 8664

days - that’s nearly 3 years rain or shine. Join us at 4.30pm, as Dame Kelly Holmes, and a host of others to run 5k in tribute to this huge achievement. There will be a mini event village, music and a unique medal to celebrate the day. Booking is essential. www.leeds-castle.com

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. Multi-award-winning musician and composer Nitin Sawhney returns to the Royal Albert Hall for a special one-off show to mark 20 years of his seminal album, Beyond Skin. 0207 589 8212.

Thurs. 26th Sept. Motown’s Greatest Hits

Thurs. 26th Sept. - Leeds Castle 5K Run

At Leeds Castle, Nr Maidstone, Kent ME17 1RG. 01622 765400. Kent Sports Trust CEO Steve Wolfe has run at least 5k every day for 1000

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Friday 27th Sept. Rock ‘N’ Blues Charity Night

At The White Rock Theatre, (Sussex Studio) White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 7.30pm. Rock ‘n’ Blues is the 3rd White Rock Theatre Charity Music Night. This year the proceeds raised will be shared between Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and the Judy Beard Unit at the Conquest Hospital. 01424 62288.

Friday 27th - 29th Sept. Eddie Izzard

At Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE. 8pm. Eddie is back to his roots with an all-new rather personal show which expands on his own very unique, totally surreal view of life, love, history and his ‘theory of the universe’ 01273 709709.

Friday 27th - Sept. Queen Tribute Show

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. Pure Queen one of the UK’s Leading Queen tribute bands around. a performance of Queen classics that will leave you gasping at Mark’s wonderful interpretation of the great man. 01323 410611.

Friday 27th - Sept. - Championship Boxing

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 6.30pm. Daniel Dubois vs Ebenezer Tetteh Vacant Commonwealth Heavyweight title Nicola Adams OBE vs TBA WBO World Flyweight title Sunny Edwards vs TBA Vacant IBT International Super-Flyweight title 0207 589 8212.

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HEALTH & BEAUTY Friday 27th Sept. - Alexander O’Neal

At The indigo at the O2, Docklands, London. 8pm. Securing his name in the R&B history books, Alexander O’Neal is one of the genre’s most iconic names. With chart smash ‘Criticize’ lighting up dance floors across the world thirty years after its release, his sound has transcended generations. 0844 856 0202.

Saturday 28th Sept. - Dire Straits Tribute Show

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. Money for Nothing was formed in 2000 as a tribute to one of the world’s premier rock bands – Dire Straits. The abundant energy and the excellence and musicality of their performance makes Money For Nothing a “must see” for any rock enthusiast or Dire Straits fan. 01323 410611.

Saturday 28th Sept. - Wigmore Hall Music Comes to Trinity!

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 7.30pm. One of the world’s greatest clarinettists, Michael Collins, and star international pianist, Michael McHale, perform a selection from their acclaimed Wigmore Hall concert series to celebrate 30 years of the twinning of Tunbridge Wells with Wiesbaden, Germany. 01892 678678.

Friday 27th - Sept. - The Total Who Show

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. 8pm. Catch the Total Who Show by Johnny Warman’s Magic Bus – featuring musicians who have performed with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle from the band itself. Get ready for two hours of hits and classics by The Who. 01892 678678.

Friday 27th - Sept. - Tommy The Album - Live

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne.7.30pm. £24. The Who’s iconic masterpiece is performed masterfully by the fabulous, 8-piece band, The Goldhawks. With all of the emotions, tension and raw power that the music demands it is an amazing replication of The Who’s sound backed with exciting and sometimes heart-wrenching extra largescreen projection of archival footage. 01323 412000.

Sat. 28th - 29th Sept. Keane

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. Beloved English rock band Keane return to the Hall this September to celebrate the release of their first album since 2012’s Strangeland. 0207 589 8212.

Friday 27th - Sept. - Macmillan Coffee Morning

At Parris Lawn, 39 Harvard Road, Ringmer, Lewis BN8 5HH. 10am. Tea, Coffe and a selection o cakes. See page 23.

Friday 27th - Sept. - The London Tattoo Convention 2019

At Tobacco Dock, The Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London. E1W 2SF. 12noon to midnight. over 400 of the worlds finest tattoo artists. Looking for a particular artist? See who’ll be appearing here: https://bit.ly/LTCArtists

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Sat. 28th Sept. - Rip it Up the 70s

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000.7.30pm. From the Producers of Rip it Up the 50s and 60s comes the greatest music decade ever! Join Olympic champion Louis Smith, Rachel Stevens (S Club 7), Melody Thornton (Pussycat Dolls) and Lee Ryan (Blue) for a groovy evening of singing & dancing.

Saturday 28th SeptemberSaints & Sinners

A special night of gospel and blues with Ben Tyzack, Constance Redgrave & Maurice McEnroe (The Spikedrivers) with Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke, celebrating the two genres with soundscapes, stories and wonderful harmonies... Ship Theatre, Walthamstow Hall School, Sevenoaks TN13 3UL. 8pm. Tickets £15 http://www.tinyurl.com/Saints-SinnersSevenoaks www.blueswithbottleclub.co.uk

be the same. 01424 62288.

Saturday 28th & 29th September Hever Castle Triathalon

At Hever Castle & Gardens, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG. Challenge yourself to one of the many race distance on offer – with events suitable for beginners to elite athletes you are sure to find a race to tempt. For more details and to book please visit the Castle Triathlon website. 01732 865224. www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk/the-series/ hever-castle/

Saturday 28th September Road, Rail Steam & Fair

At Tinkers Park, Hadlow Down, Uckfield TN22 4ES. The Open Day is a chance to learn about the collection and activities at Tinkers Park first hand. Ride on The Great Bush Railway or the miniature railway. There are traction engine trailer rides, Vintage, Classic and Historic vehicles on show. Road making and stream

Saturday 28th September Rock N Roll Paradise

At The White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JX. 7.30pm. Taking you on a magical mystery tour through an era that changed the music world forever, where an amazing number of rock ‘n’ roll stars will be hitting the stage at each show. As the jukebox makes its selection, no two performances will

driven saw bench demonstrations. The organ museum is open and playing the organs and instruments. OPEN 10am – 5pm. Adults £6.00 Children £2.00. www.tinkerspark.com

Saturday 28th September Lets Rock The Hall

At High Hurstwood Village Hall, TN22 4AD. George Michael, Michael Jackson and Cher Tributes. See page22.

Saturday 28th September - Craft Fair

At Hastings Museum and Art Gallery. 10am3pm. Lace Making, Paper Craft, Handmade Teddy Bears, Wood Whittlers, Felting, Painting, and much more.. See page 21.

Sat. 28th Sept. - The Happy Maureens

At The East Hastings Sea Angling Association (opp The Lifeboat) Old Town Hastings. 8.45pm. See page 9.

Sat. 28th Sept. - GO NOW! The Music of The Moody Blues

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3PF. 7.30pm. Gordy Marshall played the drums with The Moody Blues for twenty-five years. Together with Mick Wilson (lead singer of 10cc for twenty years), they present a super-group of world-class musicians, singers and songwriters and meticulously recreate the magnificence of a Moody Blues Concert. £24.50. 01323 802020.

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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. - 61 -

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Sun 29th Sept. RTWSO: Howard Shelley

At The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. Dvořák: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 (1, 2 & 8). Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2. Shostakovich: Symphony No 1. Soloist: Howard Shelley (Piano). £27 - £35. 01892 530613.

Sun 29th Sept. - Rip It Up - The 70’s

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton. 0844 871 7615. 2.30pm & 7.45pm. oin Olympic champion Louis Smith, Rachel Stevens (S Club 7), Melody Thornton (Pussycat Dolls) and Lee Ryan (Blue) for a groovy evening of singing & dancing.

Sun 29th Sept. - Afrikaba 2019: Kanda Bongoman in concert

At St Mary’s In The Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings, East Sussex, TN343AF. 3pm-6pm.


One of the biggest stars in African music and with an incredible seven-piece band, Kanda’s music is driven by optimism, happiness and exhilarating performance deeply rooted in Congolese tradition. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this unforgettable, friendly, sunshine experience, early enough for the children to get home in time for bed. Afro Caribbean food will be on sale. 07876290187

Sun 29th Sept. Posting Letters to the Moon

At The Trinity Theatre, Church St, Tunbridge Wells. Starring Lucy Fleming with Simon Williams. A romantic, funny and very touching portrait of life during the early 1940s featuring readings of wartime letters between Oscarnominated actress Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter) and her explorer and writer

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”

husband Peter Fleming (brother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming). 01892 678678.

Sun 29th Sept. - Hever Castle Run

At Hever Castle & Gardens, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG. 01732 865224. As part of the Triathlon series, this features a 10K and half marathon run. The 10K follows the same route as the Half Marathon but only requires the participants to complete one loop, 10K is achieved when the Finish Line is crossed in front of a huge bank of spectators in the main events field of the castle.

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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Town and Country Homecare Our aim is to help people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and to asssist those who need help due to frailty, disability or illness to live as independently as possible with comfort and dignity. Between us we have a combined total of 80 years experience in the care industry and it is our mission to provide a high quality, reliable and responsive service tailored to the unique needs of each service user. Our Private Care Service is able to provide a package of care, tailored to suit an individuals exact needs. This could give you or your relative many more years of living at home, at a fraction of the cost of living in a care home. Our staff are all DBS checked, fully trained and can help with both Personal Care and/or Domestic Care. We welcome Service Users who are privately funding their care as well as Service users who receive a Direct Payment or use the Kent Card. Our “Private Care Service� business looks after more than 150 service users in their own homes, whilst continuing to provide seervices to both Kent and East Sussex County Councils. Call today and make your life just a little bit easier

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Birds of a feather...

Hopefully it looks like a good breeding year for some of our garden birds. Lots of Tits (especially Blue) still new baby Goldfinches noisily popping in, young Starlings by the shed load, plenty of Robins and Dunnocks, more Great spotted woodpeckers than in previous years plus a family of the very handsome Bullfinches. It always helps to keep the feeders in your gardens full at this time, it gives the next generation a good start. Here are the Bullfinch, the Goldfinch, a Starling, the very popular Robin and a young Woodpecker

Allan ..... Feathers Wild Bird Care www.featherswildbirdcare.co.uk www.feathersoptics.co.uk

Sun 29th Sept. Dachshund Fun Show

At Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6PH. 11am-1pm. Dachshunds and their owners 10am, visitors 11am. Dachshunds can be entered on the day. Includes Dachsund dashes, agility and ‘best six legs’. There will be a sausage sizzle. 01797 252878.

Sun 29th Sept - 3rd Oct. Olympia Beauty

At Olympia, London. Trade Show. Whether your a salon owner or student, Olympia Beauty is the ideal place to visit for all the new developments in the dynamic world of beauty. olympiabeauty.co.uk

Sun 29th Sept. - The Wedding Experience

At The Hop Farm Family Park, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY. 01622 872068. Over 70 creative and inspiring wedding specialists located in The Dray and The Kent Wedding Centre. Visitors can also have a tour of the ceremony and reception facilities at this fantastic wedding venue. Open from 10.30am to 3.00pm. Admission Free.

Holistic Veterinary Care Are you looking for a more natural way to help your animal stay healthy, or get back to health? Vicky Payne is an experienced, qualified Veterinary Surgeon offering scientifically proven complementary therapies to all companion animals. Herbal medicines, acupuncture, diet, lifestyle changes, nutritional supplements and physical therapies are used to help your companion back to health. She will work with your Vet where conventional drugs are needed, finding her therapies often increase the effectiveness of conventional drugs, or limit their negative effects. Vicky is a COAPE trained behaviourist and is taking on cats and dogs with behaviour problems. Vicky offers home visits and holds regular clinic at Companion Care Eastbourne (01323 649315).

Mon. 30th Sept. - Richard Thompson

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. Folk legend Richard Thompson is heading back to the Royal Albert Hall for the first time in 23 years this September to celebrate his 70th Birthday. 0207 589 8212.

Mon. 30th Sept. - Bradley Wiggins - An Evening With

At The Theatre Royal, New Rd, Brighton. 7pm. Join Britain’s most decorated Olympian Sir Bradley Wiggins as he tours theatres throughout the UK with his insightful and at times hilarious live show. 0844 871 7615.

Mon. 30th Sept. - 2nd Oct. - The Restaurant Show

At Olympia, London. 10am-5pm. The Restaurant Show is a unique trade event that informs, connects and inspires hospitality. The unique trade event caters to anyone owning, operating or working in restaurants, hotels, pubs, bars and hospitality establishments across the UK.

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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: www.peasmarshplace.co.uk 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 September 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 September 2019  

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