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What’s On July 2017

teamed up with Reebok to bring you the biggest fitness party of the year.

Sat. 1st & 2nd July - Spa Valley Railway Summer Steam Festival and Classic Car Show

Thurs. 29th June - Sat. 22nd July - One Man Two Guvnors

At The Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Eves. 7.45pm. Wed. and Sat. Mats. 2.30pm. It’s Brighton, 1963. Skiffle bands, EastEnd Gangsters, an 87 year old waiter with balance problems and one man with two needy bosses are set on a collision course in this frenetic comedy. From the National Theatre One Man Two Guvnors went onto dominate the West End and Broadway. 01323 412000.

Sat. 1st July - Suunto Great London Swim

At Excel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. The Suunto Great London Swim returns to the dock with everything from a 1/2 mile distance right up to the brand new 10k marathon swim. So whether you’re looking for a new challenge, ways to get fit or a reason to raise money for a good cause - we hope to see you for a brilliant day in London.

Sat. 1st & 2nd July - Les Mills Live

At Excel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. Les Mills have

At Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY. This is where the car park will play host to a variety of road steam engines and on a regular basis steam hauled passenger trains, also located at Eridge will be a small selection of real ales & ciders plus a BBQ. 01892 537715.

Sat. 1st & 8th July - Exhibition Tour

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Join a member of the De La Warr Pavilion team as they share their perspective on Simon Patterson’s exhibition, Safari: an exhibition as expedition. Ground Floor Gallery. Starts 3pm. Approximately 20–30 minutes. 01424 229111.

Sat. 1st July - French Chamber Music Recital

At Christchurch, St. Leonards on Sea at 7pm. Performed by Hastings Philharmonic. See main advertisement on page 5.

Sat. 1st July - Milkshake Live

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 12 noon and 3.30pm. Set amongst Milkshake’s magical bookcase, this brand new live show is sure to amaze and delight! The Milkshake! cast will be singing songs and sharing stories that audience members, young and old, will know and love. 01424 462288.

Sat. 1st July - Frank Buglioni vs Ricky Summers

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. Muay Thai Grand Prix returns to the indigo with the biggest domestic Muay Thai fight in UK history as London’s Charlie Peters defends his MTGP welterweight belt against Yorkshire man Liam “the hitman” Harrison. 0844 8560202.


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What’s On Magazine


ubox are a specialist retailer of outdoor living products in Kent. Based in the beautiful village of Woodchurch, near Ashford, we offer our customers great quality, great value and a superb service. We warmly welcome you to visit our showroom to view and try our wide ranges of top branded garden furniture, cane furniture, BBQs, pizza ovens, outdoor heaters and lots of other amazing products. Our ranges are constantly being updated meaning that there is always something new that should be of interest. And of course, FREE LOCAL DELIVERY is standard with your purchase. Qubox have a great reputation for offering the latest in style and innovation in outdoor living and are proud to have many satisfied customers, both locally and nationally. Feel free to come and browse, ask some advice, or get a free quote. Our friendly team are knowledgeable, very experienced and will ensure you get a great deal. Our full ranges are also available to purchase directly and securely from our website with free UK mainland delivery on all purchases. See our website


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Contents House and Home P.2 - 22 Animal and Pet Services P.14 & 15 Bexhill Feature P.16 - 21 Fashion and Leisure P.23 - 35 Women of the Year Awards P.36 - 43 Food and Drink P.44 - 53 Garden Services P.54 - 59 Wedding Services P.60 & 61 Nursing and Care P.62 & 63 Health and Beauty P.64 & 65 Wildbird Care P.66 & 67 What’s On Magazine is Trading Standards Approved. We are the only publication to be audited by Trading Standards to comply with their Buy With Confidence Scheme.

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Sat. 1st July - Midsummer Music

At The Cartlodge, Horam Manor Farm, TN21 0JB. 6pm - 11pm. Live music with local musicians, barbecue, licensed bar. See main advertisement on page 25. Profits to Demelza.

Sat. 1st July - Much Ado About Nothing

At The Raystede Centre For Animal Welfare, Ringmer, near Lewes. 7.30pm. See main advertisement on page 29 for details.

Sat. 1st July - The Carpenters Tribute Show

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. With Solitaire. A tribute to one of the finest singers of all time, Karen Carpenter. With her distinctive, tuneful and melodic contralto voice Karen’s supreme talent was the sound of the 70’s. 01323 410611.

Sun. 2nd July - Family Dog Show

At Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, near Maidstone, Kent. Bring along man’s best friend to take part in our Family Fun Dog Show. Enter the classes for £1 and win a rosette for your canine friend. 01622 763936.

Sun. 2nd July - Woody Allen & His New Orleans Jazz Band

At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 5pm. For more than thirtyfive years, Woody Allen & His New Orleans Jazz Band have been delighting audiences with a hot mix of New Orleans inspired music. The band’s sound comprises a diverse collection of early twentieth century popular tunes, hymns, spirituals, marches, blues and rags, and draws inspiration from such legendary artists as Sidney Bechet, George Lewis, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone and of course, Louis Armstrong. 0207 589 8212. Sun. 2nd July. – Cavalcade of Transport At Pestalozzi International Village, Sedlescombe, 10am-5pm. There’ll be a wide selection of vintage cars, commercial vehicles and motorbikes. Tickets £5, under 12’s free. 01424 870444.


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Sun. 2nd July. – Salsa and Cuban Night At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. Son Guarachando are one of the top exponents of Cuban Salsa, Cumbia and Latin music working in the UK today. Their wealth of experience, charismatic stage performance and exciting repertoire of Son, Salsa, Cumbia and Afro Cuban music never fails to get enthralled audiences onto the dance floor. 01323 410611. Sun. 2nd July. – The Last Night of The Bexhill Proms At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea at 7.30pm. Featuring the Bexhill Festival Choir led by Lorraine Barry. Soloists Thomasin Trezise (from Glyndebourne) and Carl Donahue. Come & wave your flags and sing all the prom favourites including Land of Hope & Glory, Rule Britannia and Jerusalem! Tickets £10 to £20. 01424 229111. Sun. 2nd July. – Summer Picnic and Recital At The Recital Room Courtyard, Fairlight Hall.Grounds open for picnics from 12pm.Recital 2pm-4pm including interval. 2014 winner Taek Gi Li makes a welcome return. 01424 814132. Sun. 2nd July. – Dedication At The Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 2pm. Now in their eighth year, Cerise School of Dance present their fourth show, Dedication . Dancers aged three to twenty years will perform a variety of numbers each one a dedication to something special; a favourite style of dance, an actor or singer who we admire. 01892 678678. Sun. 2nd July. – Run or Dye 5K At Penshurst Place, near Tonbridge, Kent. 8am - 3pm. Run through parkland and get covered in a rainbow of powdered dyes as you go. www. Sun. 2nd July. – Darling Buds Classic Car Show At Darling Buds Farm, Bethersden, Kent. 10am-4pm. 100s of classic cars, 30+ trade stalls and try some of the amazing food that is on offer.


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Sun. 2nd July - EID Festival At Trafalgar Square, London. Noon to 6pm. Thousands of Londoners and visitors come to this free event every year to celebrate the end of Ramadan and enjoy an array of entertainment, delicious food and family fun. Contemporary and traditional acts from across the world. Sun. 2nd July - Elkie Brooks At The Theatre Royal Brighton. 7.30pm. Performing some of her classic hits, blues and jazz, an electric evening with Elkie Brooks is guaranteed to leave you begging for more. 0844 871 7615. Sun. 2nd July - Sonu Nigam At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. Sonu Nigam is best known for his impressive line-up of Bollywood hits, but this majestic maestro also has pop albums in several languages. Internationally renowned and acclaimed, he has several collaborations under his belt and has made it to the top of many charts. 0844 8560202.

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 are based in Bexhill-On-Sea and offer a complete service from conception to completion. This all-in-one service includes a full client brief and installation survey which enables us to provide individualised drawings for each client using our design software. Once a design has been agreed by our client, and they have chosen from our extensive range of bathroom suites and furniture, we then supply and install the final bath, shower or wet room.


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Mon. 3rd - 8th July - Shirley Valentine At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. Eves. 7.30pm. Wed. and Sat. Mats 2.30pm. Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. It was adapted into an Oscar nominated film. Now, on its 30th anniversary, Jodie Prenger stars in the first major revival of this national treasure. 01892 530613. Mon. 3rd - 16th July - Wimbledon At The All-England Club, Church Road, Wimbledon, SW19 5AE. The Centre Court is where the most important matches are played and the place to be - if you can get tickets. However, it is also fun to go to one of the smaller lawn tennis courts and soak up the atmosphere from very close. 020-8946 2244 website: Tues. 4th - 9th July - RHS Hampton Court Flower Show At Hampton Court Palace, East Moseley, London. Tues. - Sat. 10am 7.30pm. Sun. 10am - 5.30pm. Gorgeous gardens, fabulous florals and fantastic shopping in an unforgettable setting. See feature on page 59. Tues. 4th July - Royal Opera House BP Big Screens At Trafalgar Square, London. 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Enjoy free world class opera and ballet, transmitted from the Royal Opera House to the big screen in Trafalgar Suqare. La Traviata – 4th, Turandot 14 July. Tues. 4th - 6th July - The First Hippo On The Moon At the Theatre Royal Brighton. From Number One bestselling children’s author David Walliams comes an explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. 0844 871 7615.

In the ever changing Lettings Market, and with new legislation dictating the industry, it is best to choose the right Agent to assist with your rental investments. Harris & Rigby are local, independent Letting and Property Management Agents based in Rye, East Sussex. With over 15 years experience of the local area, we are best placed to advise you of current rental values, to market your property to rent, and to guide you through the process, in order to achieve the best possible results.

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Tues. 4th July - Giovanni Pernice - Dance Is Life At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings. 7.30pm. Giovanni Pernice & Luba Mushtuk, from Strictly Come Dancing, star in ‘il ballo è vita’. Joined by professional dancers from ‘Dancing with the Stars Ireland’, this is not just another ‘An evening with….’ show but a wonderful evening, including a story set in a Sicilian Caffè/Bar, our leading man, Giovanni, thinks he has found love, but not everything is as easy as it first appears… 01424 462288. Wed. 5th July - La Boheme: Live from Taormina At the Trinity Theatre, T. wells. 7.30pm. Perched high above the picturesque coast of Sicily and sitting under the shadow of Mt. Etna, Teatro Antico di Taormina has inspired artists for over 2000 years - from the ancient Greeks and Romans to Woody Allen and today’s opera stars. Every summer, this romantic and dramatic setting welcomes opera lovers from all over the world. 01892 678678. Wed. 5th July - 1812 Firework Concert At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. A truly iconic tradition that is celebrated every Wednesday evening, consisting of a culmination of concert music ending triumphantly with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture accompanied by a spectacular Firework display. Doors 7:30pm, Concerts 8:00pm, Concert finishs 10:00pm. 01323 410611.

Gas fire company UK are a long established family business & although no longer on the high street are still very much in business! However in order to be even more competitive and give our customers more choice & bigger savings, we are now Internet based, saving even more pounds, to give you the best deals. Whether you wish us to supply & fit as a complete package or you want to buy elsewhere or from a DIY chain, we can give you the best advice & installation service. If you want a gas fire & fireplace or a wood stove and liner, or maybe just a refurbishment/ repair or service of your existing appliance, call or email us today. Don’t forget we can service your boiler too. Call Sylvie 01424 224222 or email


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My New Office

I was counting down the days to when we moved out of our current office and into our new one. It’s amazing what a new workspace can do for motivation and getting things done. Now that we have been working from my new home office, I’ve gotten so much done. As they say “The harder you work, the luckier you become.” My limestone flooring with under floor heating was supplied and fitted by Padstone who have become our ‘go to’ company for all types of natural stone flooring (see below). From our bathrooms to our halls and dining room floor, Padstone have supplied and fitted everything including the under floor heating when required. Owner Patrick has always provided an excellent choice and service and brings his wealth of experience to the task. There is always something we hadn’t thought of which brings the whole thing together and makes life much easier once the job is finished. All of the lighting, switches and new sockets were installed by Papworth Electrical. Owner Tom worked with us to achieve a look which, while providing all the sockets and power we needed, didn’t look too industrial. All of the office equipment now has it’s own dedicated fuse board which will prevent any issues in the rest of the house affecting it. Tom was able to work with Padstone so that each part of the project fitted in with the next and finished on time, this often involved calling back in at unusual times to make sure it all ran smoothly. My new office will be warm in the winter and cool in the summer giving a superb working experience. ..... Anna Townsend - What’s On Editor.

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Wed. 5th - 9th July Good Morning Mrs Brown At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. In this hilarious show in which Brendan has received some of the best reviews of his career, we see Agnes Brown planning Granddad’s funeral. The only problem is granddad is not dead. What could go wrong? 0844 856 0202. Thurs. 6th - 12th July - Chaka Khan At the Indigo at the 02 Docklands, London. Chaka Khan is a ten-time GRAMMY® Award winner (with 22 GRAMMY® nominations) who has released 22 albums and racked up ten #1 singles.

Thurs. 6th July Big Band & Swing Sound At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. 01323 410611. Thurs. 6th July - How To Read A Dress At the Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London. 6 8pm. Fashion from the 16th to 20th Century, an expert talk to highlight the information you need to read a dress acurately. 0207 407 8664. Thurs. 6th - 8th July - Hastings Beer and Music Festival At The Oval Falaise Road, Hastings. Sample over 100 real ales and ciders from all over the UK – all from Europe’s longest bar. Two GIANT video screens showcasing the acts LIVE. Local food vendors catering for all tastes, as well as games for kids of all ages.

Storage, we can never have enough. Whether for Christmas decorations and suitcases,or all those valued momentos we treasure. For lots of people the answer is above their heads. Yes the loft or attic. Loft Access Solutions specialise in fitting loft ladders and boarding, so you can safely access this untapped area of your property. Owner and director Patrick has nearly 3 years experience in this area. Hatches can be re sized, or moved if necessary, or the whole loft boarded . Add some light and you’ve suddenly gained 50-300 sqft (or more) of free storage. The area may be bigger than your spare room. See our special offer in the Advert (most jobs done in a day). Contact Patrick for estimate or advice. 07838675075.

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Celebrating Five Years at BRITISH design BRITISH made! Loyalty scheme members and special supporters gathered to help BRITISH design BRITISH made celebrate their 5th anniversary on Battle High Street. Guests enjoyed sparkling Rhubarb Vodka cocktails and canapĂŠs while browsing the eclectic mix of gifts, household, garden and fashion items for all the family. If you are passionate about talented Brits and British manufacturing, call in and discover an amazing selection of products!

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Animal & Pet Services

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 clinics at Goudhurst Veterinary Clinic (01580 211981) and Companion Care Eastbourne (01323 649315).

Thurs. 6th July - 1066 Jazz Club The 1066 Jazz Club meets on Thursday evenings throughout the year at the Azur on the Hastings/St Leonards seafront. We have a different live band each week who play from 8-11 pm (doors open 7.15) and you will always receive a warm welcome. ÂŁ10 member, ÂŁ12 visitor. Fri. 7th - 9th July - The Entrepreneurs Boot Camp At Excel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. Featuring award-winning entrepreneur Andrew Reynolds and guest speakers and coaches from around the world. All ticket proceeds go to Children With Cancer UK. Fri. 7th - 9th July - The Kent County Show At the Kent Showground, Detling, near Maidstone, Kent. Open from 8am to 6pm every day, the Show is a wonderful day out with plenty of displays, entertainment and local food. With over 400 exhibitors and trade stands and over 300 competitions, activities and displays. For those who have never attended the Show before, the Kent County Show is a showcase event for farming, countryside and rural life. The three day event brings together the very best of Kent with animals and food, fun and excitement. Fri. 7th - 8th July - The Anniversary At the Stables Theatre, The Bourne, Hastings. George Lassos, the Moon presents this viciously dark comedy to celebrate its 50th anniversary. 01424 423221. Fri. 7th July - The Bee Gees Story At the Theatre Royal Brighton. 7.30pm. The Bee Gees Story - Nights On Broadway present a tribute to the Bee Gees through a fantastic performance, featuring the Gibb brothers incredible songs from over four decades - from the 60s to the 90s. 0844 871 7615.

Fri. 7th - 9th July - Live Jazz A weekend of Live Jazz at The Grapevine, Conduit Hill, Rye, E. Sussex. 8pm. Three top Jazz musicians over 3 evenings. Free Entry. See main advert on page 47. Fri. 7th - 9th July - The Allergy & Free From Show At Olympia Grand, London. full of all things dedicated to improving your life. Returning bigger and better than before, try and buy thousands of free from goodies including food and drink, cosmetics, skin and lifestyle products as well as hay fever solutions. Fri. 7th - 9th July - Love Natural Love You At Olympia Grand, London. Love Natural Love You is an event dedicated to indulging in natural beauty, food, drink, fitness, health and home; devoted to making you look and feel your absolute best. From Beauty to Food & Drink and Health & Fitness to Home. Fri. 7th - 9th July - Just V Show At Olympia Grand, London. The event for proud vegans, certified vegetarians, or those simply interested in a lower meat, plant-based diet. Find delicious food and drink, tips, life-hacks, advice and likeminded people all at Just V Show.

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Are you going on holiday or just needing your dog to be looked after for the day? Ashburnham doggie day care welcomes dogs on a day care basis and for overnight boarding. We have access to the beautiful countryside of Ashburnham in East Sussex where your dogs can enjoy walking through woodland and fields. Dogs that stay can be kennelled or are welcome to stay in the house. All our guests are walked in the morning, then at lunchtime and again in the afternoon as well as supervised garden exercise. Ashburnham doggie day care also offers a cat feeding service within a 3 mile radius

The Kit Wilson Trust for Animal Welfare was established in 1975. A cornerstone of the Trust’s founding policy then, as now, was to promote the spaying and neutering of pets. Our Animal Rescue Centre in Hadlow Down, nr Uckfield in East Sussex, provides a base for the animal rescue and re-homing work. Over the years, the Rescue Centre has also become a permanent home to many animals that it is not possible or desirable to re-home. Funds are raised with the generous support of individual donations, legacies, local fund raising, animal sponsors and our charity shops in Uckfield, Hailsham and Heathfield. We receive no Local Authority, Government or Lottery funding.

Fri. 7th - 9th July - Monty Python’s Spamalot At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. Fri. and Sat. 7.30pm. Sat. and Sun. Mats. 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a kind-of new musical with a book by Eric Idle and an entirely new score for the new production, (well, almost) created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. £13 to £16. 01323 802020. Fri. 7th July - Neil Diamond Tribute Show At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. with A Diamond Experience. As Neil Diamond marks over 50 years at the top of his profession, singer and guitarist Bob Drury with his band, described as the UK’s ‘Voice of Neil’, celebrates the life and work of this musical legend. Featuring iconic songs from a hit filled musical career such as Cracklin’ Rosie, America, Play Me, Sweet Caroline, I Am I Said and Love on the Rocks alongside much loved album tracks. 01323 410611. Fri. 7th July - 5th Aug. - A Tale of Two Cities At Regents Park Open Air Theatre. A new play by MATTHEW DUNSTER Adapted from the novel by CHARLES DICKENS. “ It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us. 0844 826 4242 Sat. 8th & 9th July - 999 Weekend At the Western Lawns, Eastbourne from 11am - 5pm. Emergency services display. Free entry. Get a close look at emergency response vehicles, get on board a fire engine or ambulance, try out the hoses, see arena demonstrations from the police dogs and sea rescue from the coastguard. Organised by Sussex Police, East Sussex Fire and Rescue

Service, South East Coast Ambulance Service, Eastbourne Council, Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution), there will also be representatives from voluntary search and rescue teams along with contingents from the French National Gendarmerie. Sat. 8th July - Second Saturday Craft Fairs At St. Barnabas Church, Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1JG. (Between Railway Station and Seafront). Monthly Arts, Crafts, Gifts & Produce Fairs. 10am - 3pm. FREE ENTRANCE. Visitor parking s Refreshments served all day. Disabled facilities. Contact Debbie March: Email: Sat. 8th July - Music for A Summers Evening At All Saints Church, Grange Road, Eastbourne at 7.30pm. The Eastbourne Choral Society. Conducted by John Hancorn performing John Rutter’s The Sprig of Thyme, complemented by a selection of choral pieces by Elgar and songs from the shows. £12 from Eastbourne TI Centre. or on the door. Sat. 8th July - London Korean Festival At Olympia National Hall, London. Korea’s biggest cultural day comes to Olympia London for the first time and is set to be an unmissable event. Completely free to enter, the daytime event offers breath-taking stage performances with everything from Korea’s oldest traditions to the latest in K-Pop. Try your hand at traditional craft workshops or taekwondo plus taste a plethora of Korean eats. Get dressed up and snapped in the photo zone or experience the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games using the latest VR technology. And then there’s the coolest imports from this inspirational country; you can watch B-boy break dance battles, Webtoon anime screenings as well as some of the most well recognised names in Korean music. www.

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Bexhill Carnival 2017 ‘A Tribute to Disney’ Bexhill Carnival is one of the oldest and most prestigious events that takes place in the town every year. Offering a week of events at the end of July, the carnival procession concludes the week with over 35,000 people watching or taking part in the event. During the week, thanks to our main sponsors Hastings Direct, we are able to provide the event for free for the community to attend. The week starts on the 24th July 2017 with a Walking Football Tournament with other events throughout the week including Commando Fitness Workplace Challenge, A dog show, Boot Sale, leading up to Party in the Park (tickets required) on Friday night – a concert with local bands and this year FX tribute band from London with acts including Queen, The Jersey Boys and others. The finale to the week is the procession on Saturday 29th, where community groups, schools, colleges and local business will parade throughout the town on the theme of ‘A tribute to Disney’. The procession starts in Sidley at 1pm and will end at the Polegrove at 3.30pm. All carnival event updates can be found at www. or follow us on Facebook. The ultimate aim of the carnival is to provide a week of free community events, whilst support three local charities every year. If you do see one of our collection buckets please give generous as we support the community we serve.

Angry Whelk Seafood is a newly established fish and seafood shop in Bexhill-On-Sea. Our aim is to provide high quality fresh fish and seafood to our customers at a competitive price. Our fishmonger visits the market twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays so if there is something you require that’s not already on the counter let us know by Monday or Thursday and we will endeavour to source it for you. Can’t see what you want in the counter? No problem... we will endeavour to source whatever you require from anchovies to eels and exotics to live crabs and lobsters. We specialise in seafood platters made to order with any kind of seafood or fresh fish that you require.

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Bexhill Roaring 20’s Charleston Dance Challenge 2017


- Be a World Record Breaker!

oin us and break the Charleston dance world record on Saturday 22 July at the fabulous Bexhill Roaring 20s. The Charleston Challenge is sponsored by insurance company Hastings Direct. The current Guinness world record is held by London (975 people). With your help, we can bring the record back to the seaside town of Bexhill-on-Sea. To join in the world record, you will need to learn a very simple, short routine (YouTube video demo here: com/watch?v=F3jctkcd0Go dress as per Guinness’s simple rules and dance for 5 minutes. The rules are: Ladies: Plain dress, Headband, Feather Boa or Pearls, Gentlemen: Shirt, Trousers, Fedora Hat NOTE: There will be Charleston routine workshops taking place on the day, every 30 mins from 10am. So, plenty of opportunity to learn our simple routine. Other festivities on the day include the fabulous air displays, 1920s music and dancing on the lawns in front of the De La Warr Pavilion, stunt performers re-enacting prohibition raids and much, much more. The event starts at 10am. The world record attempt is at 1pm. Join us for a fabulous day.

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Retro/Vintage, 60’s 70’s, Furniture & Houseware, Quirky Lighting Just Love It stocks vintage and retro homeware from iconic mid century furniture, accessories and lighting, to the more unusual and quirky items. Large converted tripod theatre lights, soda siphon lamps, industrial lighting and ex London traffic lights. New pieces arriving daily! Justloveitshop1 @Jloveitshop1 Tel: 01424 211509 Email:

Bexhill to Hastings Coastal Cycling This fantastic traffic-free coastal cycle route is ideal for beginner cyclists that want to ride away from motorised traffic. The route runs alongside a railway line, linking two existing paths to complete a 5km traffic free route that offers fantastic seaside views along the way. Linking the cosmopolitan city of Hastings and the seaside resort of Bexhill-on-Sea this gentle ride lets you explore the south coast at a leisurely pace, with fantastic views and attractions. It’s ideal for children or beginner cyclists that want to ride away from motorised traffic. Starting at Egerton Park, Bexhill the route takes you along De La Warr Parade Bexhill with sweeping views out to sea, past the the beautiful art deco Pavilion, and continues traffic free all the way to the picturesque Rock-a-Nore, and Hastings old town with plenty of good stops along the way. At Rock-a-Nore you can visit the Blue Reef Aquarium, the Fisherman’s Museum, and the East Hill Cliff Railway which borders The Stade, with its net shops.

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Sat. 8th July - Wam Bam Club At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 8pm. Dinner from 6.45pm. Cabaret can assume many forms but this one is certain to be glamorous: a sophisticated evening of champagne and dining is topped by a smorgasbord of refined cabaret acts. Dress to impress and soak up the elegant surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall’s intimate Elgar Room for a very funny and very naughty but, more than anything, ever so classy night. 0207 589 8212. Sat. 8th July - Leeds Castle Classical Concert At Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, Kent. Bring a picnic and be entertained by field cannons, fireworks and much loved classical music performed by Tenor Anthony Flaum, Soprano Katie Bird and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Rigby. Tickets: Picnic Style £44, Seated £54. Book online or call Heritage Events on 0845 652 62 62.

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Sat. 8th July - America Ground Independents Day A day long celebration of pop up events hosted by a variety of businesses and artists based in Hastings, in the area of Claremont, Trinity Street, Robertson Street and Gotham Alley. 10am - 6pm. Sat. 8th & 9th July - Hastings Midsummer Fish Festival At the Stade Open Space, Old Town, Hastings. Enjoy a variety of delicious summer fish dishes from local restaurants along with a range of the best produce the area has to offer. Locally made wine will also be available, as well as a beer festival, and the fishermen will be showcasing their skills and their catch. There will be non-stop live music and entertainment, and cooking demos, craft and fish related activities for the whole family to enjoy.

FLEET GALLERY ROLAND JARVIS ll - A Retrospective Exhibition Of Paintings A completely new exhibition with large and small examples of his work. This exciting exhibition is being extended until the end of July

53 Norman Road | St Leonards on Sea | East Sussex | TN38 0EG Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am-5.30pm T: 01424 200220 Mobile: 0783 7784683 - 22 -

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Fashion & Leisure In their fabulous boutique in Heathfield, HALO has everything you need to look and feel cool this summer. Whether you are lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere exotic or making the most of the fabulous weather we are enjoying here in the UK– you are sure to need a few new summer items in your wardrobe! Halo can kit you out, literally from top to toe. They stock everything from sunglasses to flipflops and everything in between! HALO constantly sources new and exciting items to stock & with several deliveries each week there is always something NEW to see. You can be assured of a warm welcome and as much or as little assistance as you want. They appreciate that whilst some customers know exactly what they are looking for; some prefer more of a personal shopper/stylist experience. HALO aim to ensure that every customer leaves feeling thrilled not only with their purchase but also the service. The wide range of fashionable brands ensures that you can choose from quality garments at prices usually less than you will pay elsewhere! Keep an eye on HALO’S Facebook page this month to find out when their SUMMER SALE starts. Famous locally for amazing bargains, this is something you will not want to miss.

2017 which will mark the 7th Big green Cardigan Festival. All usual stuff is still there, great artists, discover someone new. What about Rob Tognoni, an Aussie power bluesman on his European tour, or , a ‘super group’ if you will, of the best blues/world artist which includes a member of the legendary Osibisa, a world renowned drummer and a couple of Grammy winners for starters.A wide range of food and real beer all at sensible prices. The Big Green Cardigan is over 18’s only and aim for a hassle-free, relaxed end of summer vibe. Tickets and info or AHA Stationary shop, Mount Street, Battle and Music’s Not Dead, Devonshire Road, Bexhill.

Sat. 8th July - Much Ado About Nothing At St. John’s Centre, Bexhill, 7.30pm. Presented by Bowler Crab Productions. Tickets £15. See P.29 for further details and show review. Sat. 8th July The Illegal Eagles At the Theatre Royal Brighton. 7.30pm. This seasoned group of talented musicians are true Eagles fans at heart. Their impressive mastery of the Eagles distinctive sound has made them one of the most sought after shows of their kind in the world. 0844 871 7615. Sat. 8th July - Rye Ukulele Festival At the Cinque Ports Pub, Cinque Port Street, Rye. showcasing a variety of Ukulele groups. Plus our BRILLIANT BIG BUSK!! Theme for this year is the music of 1967 in honour of 50 years of Sgt Pepper release, so dig out your hippy garb, twiggy dresses, floppy hats et. all and we will have a groovy time! 01797 222351 Sat. 8th - 15th July - Kitchen Garden Week At Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst. 10am - 5pm. £10 entry. Talk to the gardeners and ask questions and advice and see how the produce from the garden is used in the cafe menus. See page 54. Sat. 8th July - KISSTORY London Do you love your Old Skool & Anthems? Then don’t miss out on KISSTORY the club night at London’s indigo at The O2. 0844 8560202. Sat. 8th July - Eddie Izzard: Believe Me At the Concert Hall, Brighton. £29. Believe Me, a memoir of love, death, and jazz chickens. ‘KING OF THE UNIVERSE ...Comic genius... Entertainment incarnate!’ The Telegraph. 01273 709709. Sat. 8th & 9th July - The Classic Car Boot Sale At Hastings Pier. TN34 1JU. the Classic Car Boot Sale, are calling all vintage sellers and creative independents to join us in transforming Hastings Pier with extra special vehicles and vintage treasures. 02089031074. Sat. 8th July - UB40 Tribute Show At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 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. Fully live, eight piece band, performing one and a half hours of pulsating reggae hits now spanning more than 25 years!

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The Crafty Norman 9 High Street, Battle TN33 0AE (See front page advert). The Crafty Norman opened in February 2016 and has been evolving ever since. This family run business is an arts and crafts haven in the beautiful historic town of Battle catering for everyone from the youngest budding crafter to established professional artists. Along with Artist materials, chalk paints, clays and crafters materials, they also stock a wide range of greetings cards and stationery. They have a very good customer base of well known local artist due to their competitive prices and quality of service. A wide range of papers and card are stocked ranging from children’s scrapbooks and branded cartridge and watercolour pads through to exquisite handmade paper. Not forgetting the best currency rates in town The Crafty Norman also had an ID photo service. Sun. 9th July - Russell Watson in Concert At Tonbridge Castle. Watson, known as the “People’s Tenor” is credited with being the “UK’s Best Selling Classical Artist” and has sold over seven million albums. Russell will be performing his favourite music and songs from his stunning latest album True Stories in the amazing setting of Tonbridge Castle. 01892 530613. Sun. 9th July - Beyond the Barricade At the Theatre Royal Brighton. 7.30pm. Recreating original West End/ Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, this cast of past principal performers from Les Misérables, present a blockbusting two hour show, and is now established as the nation’s favourite musical theatre concert.0844 871 7615. Sun. 9th July - Jimmy Carr At the Concert Hall Brighton. The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour EXTRA DATE. 01273 709709.

Sun. 9th July - Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. Fleetingwood Mac are a young and energetic tribute bring across the live sound of Fleetwood Mac. With just one guitar, a keyboard, a drum kit, a man on the bass and of course, the vocals! all with a modern edge. Times - Doors and bar open at 7:00pm, Concerts start at 8:00pm. Concerts finish at approximately 9:30pm. 01323 410611 Sun. 9th July - Gloria At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 7pm. The Really Big Chorus returns to the Royal Albert Hall with Gloria! – a joyful choral extravaganza with works by Antonio Vivaldi, John Rutter and Karl Jenkins. Three very different composers respond to the jubilant text of the Gloria from the Latin Mass. Vivaldi’s sparkling setting dates from the 18th century and is a much-loved classic of the choral repertoire. 0207 589 8212. Sun. 9th July - Tattoo at the Castle At Herstmonceux Castle, near Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN. A musical evening in aid of ABF, The Soldiers` Charity. An Open Air Concert and Beating Retreat with Band and Corps of Drums of The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment. Gates open at 5.30pm and performance starts at 7.30pm. Entrance via Wartling Road. Bring rugs, cushions, low back chairs and lastly your picnics!! For further details and ticket please call 01323 834479.

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show at Michelham Priory For nearly 50 years Sussex Guild, a group of selected and highly skilled craft workers, have shown at delightful Michelham Priory and Gardens. This year the event will take place from the 3 to 6 August, with exhibitors in the Elizabethan barn and in marquees on the lawns. However, it is the craft demonstrations that make this show really special. Sussex Guild members will be showing their various skills including creative textiles, patchwork, smocking and wood turning together with potters throwing on the wheel, clay modelling, decorating ceramics and daily raku kiln firings. With delightful gardens, England’s largest moat, Tudor house, working mill, children’s play area and licensed restaurant there’s something for everyone at Michelham Priory. Do come and meet the craftspeople at our Contemporary Craft Show at Michelham, you will have a great day out and you may find something special to take home, too! For more information visit our Shop & Gallery in Lewes, where over thirty members of the Sussex Guild have a permanent base at Southover Grange. The Shop is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm, T: 01273 479565.

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Eridge Horse Trials and Country Market on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July A fantastic line up of sport and attractions await you at the 2017 SsangYong Eridge Horse Trials & Country Market just outside Tunbridge Wells. Competitions range from Novice to Open and local riders will be going head-to-head with top international competitors, including the likes of olympian and former three times Badminton winner Pippa Funnell as well as many other names in the sport promising to set the scene for some great spectator action.

As well as the superb range of over 50 Country Market exhibitors, public catering and mini fun fair the event includes the new ‘Cars in the Park, on the Saturday for the classic car enthusiast. Sunday offers the very popular ‘Dogs in the Park which will incorporate a fun dog show, dog agility, scurries and distraction alley. This year also sees falconry displays and terrier racing. Come along with friends, family and dogs to see the thrills and spills of eventing – and more. Full details at

Sun. 9th July - Southern Classics Car Show Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, RH16 1XP. 01444 450326. Come and view a wide range of classic cars courtesy of the Southern Classics Society. No additional charge to visit this event, included in Garden entry and free to Friends. Sun. 9th July - Look, Think, Make At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 2-4pm. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE, suggested donation £1 per person. Drop in to explore the exhibitions, and test ideas and materials through fun, making activities supported by our friendly gallery staff and volunteers. 01424 229111. Mon. 10th July - Behind the Scene at Great Dixter At Great Dixter, Northiam, East Sussex. 12.30pm - 3.30pm. Michael Wachter will take you on an afternoon’s exploration of the borders to examine the plants that are looking good and give you an insight into the work that makes this happen. £45. 01797 254048. Mon. 10th - 14th July - Schools Triathalon Days At Hever Castle, near Edenbridge, Kent. Pre registered primary schools have the chance to bring 30 KS2 students along to take part in a unique day of sport and history. Mon. 10th - 15th July - All Or Nothing At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Eves. 7.45pm. Sat. Mat. 2.30pm. Featuring

the music of the Small Faces, including an arsenal of brilliant hits like Whatcha Gonna Do About It, Lazy Sunday, Tin Soldier, Sha La La La Lee, Itchycoo Park and of course All Or Nothing 0844 871 7615. Tues. 11th & 12th July Cole Porter Songbook At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. He’s inhabited the songs of Annie Lennox and Madonna to great international acclaim, now multi-award winning Michael Griffiths brings his new show Cole to the Elgar Room, exploring the colourful life and timeless songs of Cole Porter. 0207 589 8212. Tues. 11th - 15th July - Sleuth At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Eves: 7.30pm. Wed. and Sat. Mats. 2.30pm. Sleuth has twists and turns which are both breathtakingly clever and fiendishly hilarious; a perfect mix of suspense and excitement and a dazzling parody of the Agatha Christie country-house thriller. After all - “It’s only a bloody game!”. Opening Night Special Offer - Two Tickets For £22. 01892 678678.

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FOOD FEAST SOUTH EAST Lower Dicker Nr Hailsham BN27 4AA (close to Boship roundabout )

You are in for a real treat in July when Bentleys Fairs bring their new food festival to Hailsham. The two day event has 30 International Food vendors, cooking up some mouth watering dishes! A funfair, birds of prey and a pet corner. Line dancing and belly dancing displays, bars and speciality wines. There are interesting stalls and a farmers market, children’s old fashioned games with prizes. On Saturday there is a companion dog show with 20 classes at £1 a class. Sunday has some exciting terrier racing and a Jack Russell show. The reggae band Food for thought will play Saturday afternoon and DJ Crucial brings the garage vibes on Sunday afternoon. Brighton Brass are playing on the 22nd. Fancy dress competitions both days at 2pm with cash prizes (all ages). 10am - 5pm both days. Free parking. Admission £5 Adults £1 Children or £10 a family of 4. 01424 218803 - 07828772475

Tues. 11th - 23rd July - A Brief Encounter - Artists Exhibition At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Artists, Jeremy court, Andy Acason, Reem Acason, Nic Ramsden, Barbra Darlington, Jonny Marsh. 01892 678678. Wed. 12th - 13th July RHS Summer Urban Garden Show At RHS Lawrence Hall, 80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P 2PE. Inspirational planting ideas for the smallest urban plots, balconies and interiors. Some of the country’s best growers will be selling an exotic mix of plants including unusual edibles, succulents and an array of tropical houseplants. 11 July (Late Event with complimentary drink): 6pm-10pm - all tickets £5. 12-13 July: 12noon - 9pm - free entry, no ticket required. Thurs. 13th July - The 3 Trombonists Richard Edwards, Andy Wood & Mike Hext At Robertsbridge Village Hall, 8pm - 10.30pm. Tickets £10 on the door or £8 in advance from Judges Bakery, Robertsbridge. Information at 01580 880274 or facebook.

Thurs. 13th - 16th July - Star Sixes At the O2 Arena, Docklands, London. Thurs & Fri. 6pm, Sat 11am. In this brand-new and exiting format, legendary football players from recent memory have agreed to reunite and spark old rivalries in this indoor 6-a-side football tournament. Come to the O2 in July to see stars such as Steven Gerrard, Carles Puyol, Michael Ballack, Deco, Robert Pires and Jay Jay Okocha, plus many more to be announced. 0844 856 0202. Thurs. 13th - July - TJ Higgs At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings. 7.30pm. Join one of the UK’s mediums TJ Higgs for an evening of Mediumship. 01424 462288. Thurs. 13th - July - Fashion Conversations: PALMER//HARDING the ‘Shirt Boys’ At the Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF. 6-8pm. A rare opportunity to meet the designers and hear what it takes to create a successful fashion brand in the 21st century. Price £15 / £12 students includes a complimentary drink and exhibition entry. 020 7407 8664.

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Model Railways Plus The show with a big Extra On the weekend of August 5th and 6th the Claude Jessett Trust will host the 9th annual Model Railway Show at Tinkers Park Hadlow Down. This year the show will have around 25 railway layouts representing all that’s best in British railway modeling. Sizes will rang from a giant model of the old wild west to a tiny model of a desert line in the 1950’s, and there is even an opportunity for would-be model engine drivers to have a go at running trains on ‘Parsley Sidings’! The extra attractions include a miniature passenger carrying train and a full size narrow gauge line with steam and diesel hauled passenger and goods trains. There will also be an opportunity to ride around the park behind a steam traction engine. On the Sunday only there will be a display of Southdown buses, with an opportunity for Free rides to local destinations on these classic vehicles. Did we say FREE? Yes as will be the car parking. An entry fee of just £6 for adults and £2 for children will get you in for a day, you can eat on site or bring a picnic. For full details of this value for money family event and this years bus timetable, visit Tinkers Park is on the A272 near Hadlow Down East Sussex.

Fri. 14th & 15th July - The 50+ Show At Olympia National Hall, London. Don’t miss your chance to gain support and advice on key topics including health, travel and finance. Discover new interests in the dedicated Hobbies and Craft Zone which will provide demonstrations to keep your creative juices flowing. www. Fri. 14th July - Opera Boys At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. The Opera Boys are elite team of opera boys who are truly some of the UK’s finest classically trained voices with training from London’s Royal Academy of Music. £19.50. 01323 802020.

Friday 14th July - Vocal Explosion Choir presents

Music & songs of the Gypsies, Cuba & Colombia featuring Violinist

Gary Blakeley, Latin Band Sonpikkante. 8.15pm , St Clements Church, Old Hastings. Tickets £10, Children & £5 from or Tourist Info, Aquilla House, Breeds Place, Hastings.

Friday 14th July Phil Collins Experience

At the Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. £22. Backed by a cast of ten world-class musicians and singers, featuring a horn section that will blow you away, the star of the evening delivers a delightfully interactive spectacular that includes each and every one of Phil Collins’ greatest hits. 01323 412000.

Hooe’s Old Motor Club holds its 48th Vintage Car Show & Concours D’elegance on Sunday, August 6th, 2017 This show, which supports local charities, has a free car park, auto related trade and other stands plus refreshments. Musical entertainment is provided by Hooe Village Silver Band. The arena events include parades and informed commentary on the classes of cars, motor cycles and commercial vehicles from pre 1905 up to 1970 plus the ever popular Lady and Vehicle Concours. If you have an interesting or historic vehicle that you would like to show, please contact the secretary, Mr J Bishop 01323 843202 or Ron Wanmer on 01323 840346. For further details:

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“For which of my bad parts didst thou first fall in love with me?”


owler Crab recently presented their pleasure-filled production of Much Ado About Nothing at Half House Farm, Three Oaks. Like all of Shakespeare’s comedies, Much Ado is about creating harmony out of the mixture and tangle of human desire and Director Stephen J John has certainly accomplished that. The audience never stopped rooting for Oliver J Towner & Sabina Arthur, radiant in their roles as Benedick and Beatrice - the wittiest man and woman ever to be too busy exchanging insults to recognise that they are in love. The final clinch had been long in coming! Nicely inflected comedy is provided by Andrew Godfrey as the language-mangling Dogberry who grandly leads a motley crew of inept civil defense watchmen. The rest of the company easily mix elegance of characterization with knock about humour, resulting in one of the most enjoyable comic evenings ever. See below for details of their next performance.

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Friday 14th & 15th July The Vicar’s Picnic - Yalding Music Festival

The Glasgow Indie-rock band the award-winning Fratellis will headline this year’s Vicar’s Picnic, Kent’s biggest little music festival. The triple platinum-selling band will take to the main stage on the closing night of the independent, village festival, held on The Lees in Yalding Fri 14th from 2pm - Sat 15th July 2017. Friday night headliners are Bruce Foxton and his sell-out band From the Jam. 01892 678678

Friday 14th - 16th July - HYPER JAPAN Festival

Rural Past Times hold their annual show in the grounds of Pestalozzi Village, Sedlescombe on the 12th & 13th August There will be over 100 vintage tractors and many other old and interesting vehicles, also heavy horses and traction engines. With a large craft marquee, trade and craft stands there will be something for everyone. This year we have performances from Morris Dancers and a Fun Dog Show on the Sunday, profits from this will be donated to Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary. With live music, a bar and hog roast or bring a picnic. All profits after expenses will be donated to local charities. Last year seven charities received £1000 each including the award winning SERV Sussex and the Air Ambulance. Entries and stall enquiries still welcome.

At Tobacco Dock, The Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London. E1W 2SF. Enjoy the latest video games, anime or manga, the best of everything kawaii as well as entertainment like live stage performances of the hottest J-Pop music and more. Savour food and drink from sushi and sake to snacks and sweets, before soaking up some traditional Japanese culture such as hand-crafts and martial arts, even learning some Japanese language, or even getting travel advice about a trip to Japan of your very own!

Friday 14th July - Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

At The Royal Albert Hall, London at 7.30pm. John Adams’s Harmonium is an intricate tapestry of sound, with bright vocal threads and driving brass and percussion rhythms. Marking the composer’s 70th birthday this year, it features the BBC Proms Youth Choir. 0207 589 8212. For a full list of all the 2017 proms see

Friday 14th July - Blake - Songs of Stage and Screen

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. Fresh from recent appearances on the Graham Norton Show, Strictly Come Dancing & The One Show, British harmony trio BLAKE present a brand new tour featuring the finest songs from stage and screen, with projections & lighting that bring the cinematic magic to life. 01424 462288.

Friday 14th - 16th July - ive Jazz

A weekend of Live Jazz at The Grapevine, Conduit Hill, Rye, E. Sussex. 8pm. Three top Jazz musicians over 3 evenings. Free Entry. See main advert on page 47.

Friday 14th July - The Eagles Tribute Show

A The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. The Alter Eagles are an experienced, authentic Eagles tribute band. Formed in 2003, they perform the whole repertoire of Eagles tracks, from tasteful country rock - complete with full harmonies - through to hard rocking numbers. 01323 410611.

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Don’t miss the Rudes!

Blue Remembered Hills

The very popular Rude Mechanical Theatre will be touring the region again this summer with a brand new play, The Commercial Traveller, set in 1924 London. Funny and romantic it demonstrates the gritty determination to overcome an apparently unassailable problem through absolute love. Details -

by Dennis Potter Presented by The Summer Theatre Company at the delightful Barn Theatre in Smallhythe. With beautiful gardens available to picnic. On an idyllic summer afternoon in 1943, a group of children play in the hills and fields of the Forest of Dean. With no adults around, they indulge in spontaneous games and horseplay - sometimes echoing the distant war, at other times revealing their own insecurities and petty vindictiveness. But as they tease, fantasise and fight the day away, their innocence is about to be destroyed forever...… Originally written for television and first broadcast in 1979, one of the famous features of the play, at the insistence of the writer, is that all the roles of the children have to be played by adults.

Friday 14th July - 13th Aug. IAAF World Championships and World Para Athletics Championships London

At Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 2ST. Over four magical weeks, the world’s top athletes will bring the roar back to the iconic stadium that saw Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Jonnie Peacock sprint to glory.

Sat. 15th July - Fergus Garrett at Fairlight Hall

At Fairlight Hall from 10.30am - 12.30pm. Learn the Great Dixter way of combining plants using colour, shape, texture, repetition and balance. £20 p/p. 01424 814132

Sat. 15th & 16th July Christiane Gunzi Basketry in the Barn

At Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6PH. 11am-5pm. Workshops. Christiane Gunzi will be weaving willow baskets in the Great Barn, and displaying some handmade examples of this old traditional craft. 01797 252878.

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Sat. 15th & 16th July - Heroes

Sat. 15th July - Liberty Festival

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 5pm. Students of the Robinson Academy of Drama aged 3-22 present a revue of their work including drama, mime, comedy, choral speaking, poetry, prose, physical theatre, song, dance, devised drama and sign language. 01424 802020.

At Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 2ST. Come and have a go at a range of activities and sports including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and boccia. http://www.

At Hever Castle and Gardens, near Edenbridge, Kent. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling show as the brave knights compete for points to find this season’s champion. Witness spectacular displays of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box.

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. Italia Conti, Tunbridge Wells returns to the Assembly Hall performing excerpts from hit shows on Broadway and the West End. They will once again, bring a high energy show with an abundance of song and dance for all the family. 01892 530613.

Sat. 15th &16th July - Summer Jousting Tournaments

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Sat. 15th July - Rhythm of the Dance

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. This incredible live show creates a new era in Irish entertainment, featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, and the handsome Young Irish Tenors, an array of the most talented, gifted cast who keep audiences wowed all over the world. 01424 462288.

Sat. 15th July - Joe Longthorne

At the Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Famed for his endless repertoire of the voices of the world’s top singers – Shirley Bassey is moved to say “Joe can do me better than I can do myself” – welcome to a night of song, chat and laughter. 01323 412000.

Sat. 15th July - Pet Shop Boys Tribute Show

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. Pet Shop Boys Tribute have been a successful tribute band for the last six years. With an uncanny likeness and sound to Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. The show includes wonderful costumes and a imaginative set plus a talented team including highly skilled professional dancers with energetic and authentic choreography. 01323 410611.

Sat. 15th & 16th July - Limitless - Italia Conti

Sat. 15th July - 3rd Sept. - Summer Maize Maze

At Penshurst Place, near Tonbridge, Kent. Open daily for you to discover concealed corridors and clues hidden within. Entry is included with most standard garden entry tickets. 01892 870307.

Sat. 15th & 16th July Volks Weald Family Volkswagen Show

At Volkswagen at Penshurst Place. Aimed at the VW community with live music, family entertainment, food, fun and a classic camper or two.

Sat. 15th & 16th July - Classic Vehicle Show

At Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, near Hailsham. Classic vehicles set in the stunning back drop of our beautiful gardens and grounds. Entry includes access to the house and all of the grounds and gardens, cafe on site, forge, working watermill, Elizabethan barn and lot’s to see and do. Usual admission prices apply, free parking. Open 10.30-5.30pm last admission 4.15pm.

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Sat. 15th July - Hastings Philharmonic Concert

At St. Claremonts Church, Old Town, Hastings. advertisement on page 5 for details.


See main

Sat. 15th & 16th July - Eridge Horse Trials & Country Market

At Eridge Park, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9JT. Open from 8.30am both days. See main advertisement and editorial on page 26.

Sat. 15th July - Brompton Cemetery Catacombe Tour Day

At Brompton Cemetery from 11am - 4pm. A unique opportunity to explore a Victorian burial chamber. Tours run every 30 minutes.

Sat. 15th & 22nd July - Exhibition Tour

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Free, booking recommended. Join a member of the De La Warr Pavilion team as they share their perspective on Simon Patterson’s exhibition, Safari: an exhibition as expedition. Ground Floor Gallery. Starts 3pm. Approx. 20–30 minutes.

Blount Aerials have been established since 1971 and have been trading in Eastbourne and the surrounding area ever since. We are a small family run business that cover not only domestic properties but communal systems too. We recognise that no two scenarios are the same and aim to provide the highest level of service to all of our customers. Whether you’re looking for a repair or a complete new installation our experienced engineers will listen to your needs and fully explain the options available to you. We are members of the Confederation of Aerial Industries and have been since 1978 with our membership number of 003! Prior to the digital switchover we gained our CAI plus membership, this was created to set a higher standard; reinforcing the professionalism of our engineers with added checks and more stringent standards. This status means that all of our engineers are CRB checked and fully insured, together with the added peace of mind that we comply to all of the industry recognised standards. All of the installations we complete are covered by a 12 month guarantee, alongside this the CAI are able to provide a double guarantee for single household installations for its members clients. We feel this gives our customers the peace of mind they need together with the knowledge that the workmanship carried out will be of the highest standard possible. Although we have moved premises in the last year, the engineers that visit you in your home are the same, with the Head Engineer, Ian Whitehorn now being a Director of the company. Before this Ian had been working for Blount Aerials for 10 years proving himself to be an exemplary worker. Our core values will never change and we will always aim to provide our customers, past, present and future with the best possible service no matter how big or small their requirements.

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Sat. 15th & 16th July - Beach Life Festival Eastbourne

At One of the biggest FREE extreme sports festivals in the UK! Beach Life kicks off the summer holidays with an adventure filled weekend on Eastbourne seafront at the south coast’s coolest, fastest and most intense FREE sports festival. Featuring a huge line up of land and water based outdoor pursuits. Get involved and get your adrenaline pumping! Event starts 11am each day.

wanting more. 1.30pm. (other morning times available, see website).

Tues. 18th July - Rhythm of the Dance

At the Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. This incredible live show creates a new era in Irish entertainment, featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, and the handsome Young Irish Tenors, an array of the most talented, gifted cast who keep audiences wowed all over the world. £25.00. 01323 412000.

Wed. 19th July - Nice To See You

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7.30pm. From TV games shows to We Will Rock You, Active Arts & Friends present an evening of comedy, dance, musical theatre and animation. 01424 229111.

Thurs. 20th July - NT Live: Angels in America Part I

Sun.16th July - Appledore Vehicle Rally

At Appledore Recreation Ground, The Street, Appledore. Kent TN26 2AE. over 4,000 visitors and 450 exhibits of all shapes and sizes. In addition to the wonderful vehicles there is an auto-jumble, stalls, arena events, refreshments and displays throughout the day.

Sun.16th July - Hastings Pirate Day

Hastings Pirate Day 2017 is back with avengeance, with events taking placed the length and breadth of ‘Buccaneers’ Mile’, from Hastings Old Town to St Leonards Warrior Square. Highlights include: A display by the elite Princess of Wales Regiment free fall parachute display team ‘The Tigers, landing on Hastings Pier. The biggest community created pirate flag in the world and paraded along Pelham Beach, filmed from the air. Mermaid Cove in the Old Town.

Sun. 16th July - Juan Martin (Flamenco)

At the Old Chapel, Alfriston at 8pm. One of the world’s most brilliant performers fusing Flamenco and Gypsy Jazz with Arabic, Indian and classical influences. Tickets £19.50. 01323 841414.

Mon. 17th July - 5th Aug. - Oliver Twist

At Regents Park Open Air Theatre, London. NW1 4NU. Adapted by ANYA REISS. From the novel by CHARLES DICKENS Discover the original story of Victorian London’s most famous child with Oliver Twist created for everyone aged six and over. It will have you on the edge of your seat and

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At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea and the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7pm. Live Transmission. Running Time: 225mins approx. (TBC). Part 1, Millennium Approaches. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration.

Thurs. 20th July - Artists Critique Group

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. The De La Warr Pavilion Artists’ Crit Group meets on the last Thursday of every month at 6-8pm in the DLWP Studio. 01424 229111.

Fri. 21st July - The Quo Experience

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. ‘The Quo Experience’ is a band with an impressively experienced line-up including Shaun Michaels (as Francis Rossi) and Dave Crawte (as Rick Parfitt), who have both featured in quality Quo tribute acts in the past. 01424 462288.

Fri. 21st - 23rd July - SUP Armada Paddle Boarding Festival and Charity Fundraiser

At Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, Kent. Opens 3pm Friday until 6pm Sunday. Camping available. Lots of fun activities on the water plus festival, live music and attractions on land. 01892 890000.

Fri. 21st July - Go West

At the Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. This Brit Award winning band was formed in 1982 by Peter Cox and Richard Drummie, who went on to have huge commercial success and established themselves as one of the most successful singer/songwriter duos of the 80s. £22 - £25. 01323 412000.

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All Pictures © What’s On Magazine

In their fourteenth year, the Awards have built on the authority of GLAMOUR, and are now established as one of the biggest events of the British celebrity season. Attracting a stellar list of guests from both the UK and internationally. Nicole Kidman gave an excellent speech as she collected her Film Actress Of The Year award. Paying tribute to Londons terror attack, the Hollywood star said: “I’m so happy I’m here, in person, to give love back to London because London has given me so much. It is great to be standing here with you strong.”

Anthony Joshua MBE (Boxer)

Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones)

Dougie Poynter (McFly)

Angela Scanlon (One Show)

THE WINNERS Music Act - Little Mix Film Actress – Nicole Kidman Accessories Designer – Tabitha Simmons Shiseido Group Theatre Actress – Billie Piper W Channel Sportswoman – Nicola Adams Next Breakthrough – Dua Lipa Youtubers - Pixiwoo UK TV Actress - Sophie Turner Film-maker – Sharon Maguire TV Personality – Emma Willis Comedy Actress – Sharon Horgan UK TV Actress – Vanessa Kirby Trailblazer – Jennifer Hudson Entrepreneur – Jourdan Dunn Columnist – Caitlin Moran Man of The Year - James Corden Designer – Maria Grazia Chiuri Editor’s Award – Winnie Harlow GLAMOUR Icons – Bananarama GLAMOUR Inspiration – Amy Poehler

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Ella Eyre

Tom Daley

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Jim Chapman (Vlogger)

Gaby Roslin (TV Presenter)

Caroline Flack

Myleene Klass

Madison Beer (Singer and actress)

Alex Jones (One Show)

Nicole Kidman

Louisa Johnson (X Factor 2015 Winner)

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Frankie Bridge (The Saturdays)

Marvin Humes and Rochelle Humes (The Saturdays)

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Ashley James (Made in Chelsea)

Raye (Singer and songwriter)

Christine and Frank Lampard

Maria Hatzistefanis (The Rodial Group)

Tabitha Simmons (Shoe Designer)

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Felicity Jones (Rogue One)

Alesha Dixon (Singer, dancer, rapper, model and television presenter)

Jennifer Hudson (Actress & Singer)

Emma Willis (Presenter)

Alesha Dixon & Azuka Ononye

Anna Kendrick (Actress & Singer)

Marlen Esparza, Nicola Adams OBE (Professional boxer.)

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Ophelia Lovibond - (Elementary)

Emily Berrington (24: Live Another Day / Humans)

Vanessa Kirby (Actress)

Mollie King (The Saturdays)

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Skye Hallam (Actress)

Sarah Cox (DJ)

Winnie Harlow (Fashion model)

Jo Wood (TV personality)

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Kirsty Gallacher (TV Presenter)

Dawn French

Clara Amfo (Radion 1 DJ)

Lisa Snowdon (Presenter & Model)

Louise Redknapp

Holly Willoughby

Geri Halliwell

Jourdan Dunn (Model)

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Fearne Cotton

Pearl Mackie (Doctor Who)

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Aisling Bea (Comedian)

Katie Piper & guest (Philanthropist, & television presenter)

Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones (NBC’s Parks and Recreation)

Liam Payne (Formally One Direction)

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Maya Jama & Stormzy (Rap Artist)

Lily James (Downton Abbey & Cinderella)

Ruby Rose (Model), and Jessica Origliasso (Actress)

Laura Jackson (TV Presenter)

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Food & Drink


ell Hailsham is looking great these days, the town improvement works have done so much to freshen up the high street, and there seems to be lots of new businesses opening too, always a good sign that it’s the place to be. Our very favourite place to visit there is Callenders Restaurant. We go there on a regular basis. Callenders is the kind of restaurant you would love to find when you’re on holidays, you know, just out of the center, staffed by locals with real care for their customers, and serving genuine local foods cooked with love and skill. Fresh fish, all homemade desserts, wild Local Game, good wines, Summer Salads and amazing Steaks cooked on the chargrill. We love a good steak, and if you would like a really great one then Callenders is the place to go. Especially on a Friday night when a glass of draught beer and any dessert of your choice is included in the price. They’ve got Fillet, Sirloin,Venison, Tuna Steak, T-Bone Steak and even a half-pounder beef burger or chargrilled chicken breast. Wow, give them a call today.

Fri. 21st July - Toots and the Maytals

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea at 7pm. Toots and the Maytals, originally called simply The Maytals, are considered legends of Ska and Reggae music. The sound is a unique, original combination of Gospel, Ska, Soul, Reggae and Rock. £29.50. 01424 229111.

Fri. 21st July - 6th Aug. - Battle Scarecrow Festival

Battle Festival is proud to promote the 9th Battle Scarecrow competition which has a ‘Magic’ theme. Prizes for the best scarecrows. As usual visitors to the town will be invited to vote for their preferred scarecrow.

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Fri. 21st - 29th July - London Suite

At the Stables Theatre, The Bourne, Hastings. 7.30pm except Sunday 23rd at 3pm. London Suite is the third of Neil Simon’s plays based on the same format – the varying happenings in the same hotel suite at different times. Stables audiences have already seen Plaza Suite and California Suite and now we have the next, set this time in our own country. 01424 423221.

Sat. 22nd July - Bexhill Roaring 20’s Event

At the seafront, Bexhill on Sea and on the De La Warr Pavilion Lawns. Participate in a Guinness World Record Attempt dancing the Charleston. Air displays, vintage cars, vintage funfair, 20’s music and dance, prohibition stunt action and lots more. See pages 17 and 18.

Sat. 22nd & 23rd July - AJ Bell London Triathalon

ExCeL London in the Royal Victoria Dock. From here you will swim, bike & run past the iconic landmarks of our capital. Attracting over 13,000 participants and 30,000 spectators each year, this iconic event has become a must do event in the sporting calendar. With a variety of distances, routes and wave categories to choose from it doesn’t matter whether you’ve never done a triathlon before or are an Olympic champion.

Sat. 22nd July - Hola! London

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 5pm. This summer London will welcome some of the leading names in Latin music, as stars hailing from Dominican Republic, Colombia and Spain take over The O2, for a celebratory day of music, dancing and street food. Grammy award winners Juan Luis Guerra and Juanes join forces to launch the very first Hola! London Festival. 0844 856 0202.

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Sat. 22nd July - Comedy Cafe

At the Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. 8pm. The best in stand-up, both established and up-and-coming acts. Performing: Tom Allen, Suzi Ruffell, Jack Campbell. 01892 678678.

Sat. 22nd July - SWEATLIFE 2017

At Tobacco Dock, The Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London. E1W 2SF. 0207 680 4001. A day packed with inspiring, sweat inducing, mind-expanding programming. Mindfully designed by lululemon London, featuring a lively crew of local sweatxperts in yoga, boxing, pilates, spin, barre, bootcamp, dance, rowing and crossfit. 10:00 – 22:00.

Sat. 22nd & 23rd July - Summer Jousting Tournaments

At Hever Castle & Gardens, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG. The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Hever Castle Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling show as the brave knights compete for points to find this season’s champion. Witness spectacular displays of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box. 01732 865224.

Sat. 22nd July - Open Air Theatre: Romeo and Juliet

At Leeds Castle, Nr Maidstone, Kent. The Royal Navy Theatre Association return with their version of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays: Romeo and Juliet. With the Castle as a backdrop, the Pavilion Lawn will offer a romantic yet relaxed setting to this well-loved, tragic love story. Adults £12; Concession/Child £10; Under 4s free. Doors open 6.30pm, performance begins at 7.30pm. Book online or call the Booking Office on 01622 767865

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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Sat. 22nd & 23rd July StrEATlife Street Food & Craft Beer Festival

At Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London. StrEATlife is the new name for Alexandra Palace’s Street Food & Craft Beer Festival. Taking place across four Summer weekends. . Featuring over 30 of London’s top street food vendors, craft beer bars, cocktails, Pimms and all sorts of tasty treats. Saturdays feature eclectic bands and on Sundays the DJs take over. We’ll also have live street art and graffiti for you to sit back and watch.

Sat. 22nd July Arrival: The Hits of Abba

At the Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. The international, multi award-winning show that has sold out in over 20 different countries worldwide since 1995. The winning formula of fantastic hits, harmonies, authentic costumes and first class vocals and musicians, recreates the true feel and thrill of a live ABBA show. £21.50. 01323 412000.

Sat. 22nd July - Jazz at Stone Church

At St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Hill, Stone-in-Oxney, Kent TN30 7JR at 7.30 pm a concert of jazz classics by Dr Jazz and Lyn Falvey. Admission £10 to include a welcome drink. Food and refreshments available. Free parking.

Sat. 22nd July - Musical Comedy Tribute Show

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. The Professionals are an hilarious 3 piece comedy band performing authentic tributes to acts like, The Beatles, Blues Brothers, Freddie Mercury, Rod Stewart, Elvis, Bryan Adams, Tina Turner, Elton John, Tom Jones and many more. This unique act combines an intoxicating mix of music, comedy, quick costumes changes and lots of audience participation. 01323 410611.

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Sun. 23rd July - James Bond Concert Spectacular

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. Q the music (formally the Bond Band) were formed in 2004 by Trumpeter Warren Ringham (BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera) and were the very first of its kind! Enjoy all your favourite Bond themes; Dr No, Diamonds Are Forever, Goldfinger and many, many more. 01323 410611.

Sun. 23rd - 29th July - Bexhill Carnival Week

Sat. 22nd July - A Day Out With Thomas

At the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway, Tenterden Station. Meet Thomas and his Friends from 10am - 5pm.

Sun. 23rd - 25th July - Pure London (Trade Show)

At Olympia Grand, London. The most comprehensive womenswear event in the UK showcases footwear, accessories and ready to wear collections from over 1,000 mid to high-end brands and designers. Over 300 new brands from across the world are added to the show each

Sun. 23rd July - Summer Sundays

At Penshurst Place, near Tonbridge Kent from 11am - 5pm. Every sunday until 3rd September. Falconry, 11am - 5pm. Crafts 12 noon to 4pm. Garden storytelling from 2pm - 4pm. Plus a Maize Maze.

All events will be hosted at The Polegrove, Brockley Road, Bexhill. Bexhill Carnival is the flag ship event for the town providing a week of free community events. Throughout the week you will find family events – It’s a Knockout and Dog shows, to community events – Bootfairs with the week ending with Party in the Park, with some amazing acts and then the Carnival Procession on 29th July. See page 15.

Mon. 24th & 25th July - Kite Makers and Kite Design

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 24th - mini kite makers (5 - 7 years) - 10am – 4pm. Inspired by kites in the exhibition Safari: an exhibition as expedition, find out about legends and stories surrounding kites and create and fly your own mini-kite. 25th, kite design (8 - 12 years). Create and fly your own kite! 10am – 4pm. 01424 229111.

Mon. 24th - 29th July - Jane Eyre

At the theatre Royal, Brighton. Eves: 7.15pm. Thurs. and Sat. Mats. 2pm. This innovative re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece is a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic and is directed by Sally Cookson. 0844 871 7615.

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The White Hart, Catsfield A traditional village Bar & Restaurant The White Hart is well known for it’s traditional home cooked food and amazing atmosphere whenever you visit. It is one of the few pubs in the area which has a dog friendly bar, and makes an ideal stopping off point when you are out enjoying the Sussex countryside. If you are planning a night out with friends, discover the new facilities at The White Hart.

Food Served

Mon. 6pm- 9pm Tues. - Sat. 12 - 2pm and 6pm - 9pm Sun. 12 noon - 3pm

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Tues. 25th - 29th July - The War and Peace Revival

At the Hop Farm Country Park, Beltring, near Paddock Wood. 10am 6pm. A five-day military and vintage festival at The Hop Farm, will be packed full of education and entertainment. Living History scenes will provide a unique picture of life in conflict with depictions from WW1 to the present – see the British living in trenches, GIs in Vietnam, Russians relaxing with an accordion after a hard day in battle, or Germans plotting their next moves! At all times our re-enactors will adhere to a strict moral code in their displays. Call Us 01622 872068.

Tues. 25th July - Kids Disco Party Night

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. Doors 7pm. Ends 8.30pm With DJ Oli. A treat for the Summer Holidays. Tuesday evenings during the summer holidays it’s party time! Join the party with DJ Oli, playing music from the charts, plus some family favourites, the kids won’t want the school holidays to end. 01323 410611.

Tues. 25th - 29th July - Sweet Charity

At the Devonshire Park Theatre,. Eastbourne. Eves: 7.45pm. Thurs. and Sat. mats. 2.30pm. The original production was directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse and the movie starred Shirley MacLaine and Sammy Davis Jnr. The Rattonians will add their magic with Direction from Mark Adams, Choreography from Jan Lynton and Musical Director Carl Greenwood. This is an amateur production. 01323 412000.

Tues. 25th July - 6th Aug. - Son’s Tribute to Father’s Art

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Art exhibition by Jeff Bolam son of artist Cyril Bolam who lived in Sevenoaks 1968-1989. 01892 678678.

Wed. 26th July - 5th Aug. - The Comedy of Errors

At Eastbourne Theatres in the Italian Gardens. Eves: 7.30pm. No performance, Sun. 30th. EODS return to the Italian Gardens for a delightful evening of open-air theatre, with slapstick, music, drama and much more. 01323 412000.

A Friendly Country Inn for Drinking and Dining The Ostrich, Station Road, Robertsbridge, E. Sussex TN32 5DG Tel: 01580 881737 Open: 12 noon - 11pm


very village deserves a good neighbourhood pub which brings together the local community, but few match The Ostrich, which offers simple, well-executed dishes at sensible prices in a friendly and traditional setting. Food served daily 12-3pm and 6-9pm. Their summer menu is now in full swing and roasts are back by popular demand.

SUNDAY ROASTS: Booking is still advised for their

Sunday Roast priced at just £8.50. SERVED 12-4pm. Situated a stone’s throw from the mainline station of Robertsbridge and within easy reach of Bateman’s, Great Dixter, Bodiam Castle and Scotney Castle, The Ostrich offers a range of facilities including: bed and breakfast accommodation, free function room hire, a large car park and a unique tropical garden! It also serves a selection of French, Spanish and Italian wines available by the glass or bottle, real ales and bar snacks. Tony & Rosemary Robins welcome all visitors to their Victorian freehouse. Live Music Jam Nights: Held every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7.30pm. Open to all musicians. Strange instruments very welcome. (No Electric) The Ostrich also hosts Dementia Supper Clubs SE - 52 -

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Garden Services High Summer at Pashley Gardeners love to eat what they grow and since in July an abundance of produce is ready to enjoy, after all the planning, planting and hard work, what better time for Pashley Manor, on the border of Sussex and Kent, to dedicate a week to the Kitchen Garden. During the eight days of the Kitchen Garden Week, 8th July to 15th July, there will be the chance to talk to the gardeners and ask questions and advice, as well as a focus on how the produce from the garden is used in the café menus; plus there will be local honey and homemade chutney on sale in the Gift Shop. The cookery book ‘From the Garden’, based on Pashley’s Kitchen Garden and written by the owners’ daughter Hattie Klotz, with pictures by Leigh Clapp, will also be on sale in the Gift Shop. Throughout July there are also lots of gorgeous, perfumed lilies in the gardens and the herbaceous borders are in full bloom. See or call 01580 200888 for more details.

The founder of Straight Up Trees Ltd has nearly 15 years of practical experience in tree work, a Foundation Degree in Arboriculture, a solid background of specialist tree operations and tree inspections, has spent time instructing and lecturing as well as overseeing high profile projects. Our team is genuinely passionate about their work and recognise that a single tree growing in a garden is as important as a large collection of trees. Our aim is to do the best thing for the tree and its surrounding ecology, whilst meeting the needs of our customer. Our work ethic is based on traditional values of honesty, professional integrity, clear pricing, and impeccable customer service.

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Wed. 26th July - The Mercury Club

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Free monthly creative sessions for adults with learning disabilities and their carers. Take part in gallery visits and creative activities, supported by staff and trained volunteers. 01424 229111.

Thurs. 27th July - NT Live: Angels in America Part II

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea and the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7pm. Live Tra n s m i s s i o n . Running Time: 240mins approx. Part 2, Perestroika. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Bexhill 01424 229111, Tunbridge Wells on 01892 678678.

Thurs. 27th July - 18th Aug. Camp Wilderness Overnight Camps

At Penshurst Place, near Tonbridge, Kent. Spend your days orienteering building fires, camp fire cooking and playing in the forest. Booking on

Fri. 28th July - The Police and Sting Tribute Show

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. The Police Force are a three piece outfit who have gaining a reputation as one of the best tribute acts on the circuit. The full array of hits are here from the unmistakable five number one’s – including ‘Every Breath You Take’, ‘Message in a Bottle’ and ‘Walking on the Moon’ – to the live favorites such as ‘Roxanne’, ‘So Lonely’ and ‘Can’t Stand Losing You’ and many other top 40 hits. 01323 410611.

Fri. 28th July - East Sussex Youth Orchestra Concert

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7pm. programme including Manual de Falla’s thrilling orchestral suite ‘The Three Cornered Hat’ alongside one of the great orchestral masterpieces in Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony. From £9.50. 01424 229111.

Fri. 28th July - Jimmy James and the Vagabonds and the Edwin Starr Band

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. a special set of two great bands playing Soul classics from the 60s and 70s. Jimmy James and the Vagabonds will be performing their 70s hits ‘I’ll Go Where the Music Takes Me’, ‘Now Is The Time’, ‘Hey Girl’ and many more, plus the original Edwin Starr Band featuring Angelo Starr performing all the hits ‘War’, ‘Happy Radio’, ‘Stop Her On Sight’, ‘Eye to Eye Contact’ and many more. 01424 462288.

Fri. 28th - 30th July - Live Jazz

A weekend of Live Jazz at The Grapevine, Conduit Hill, Rye, E. Sussex. 8pm. Three top Jazz musicians over 3 evenings. Free Entry. See main advert on page 47.

Danson Tree Care celebrates 4-year anniversary Family-run, Hastings-based tree surgery company, Danson Tree Care Ltd, is delighted to be celebrating its 4-year anniversary, and would like to thank all of their wonderful customers who have helped to make the past 4-years such a success.

Nicholls Bros is a local family run business trading for 50 years in the driveway, construction and surfacing industry. We specialize in all driveway finishes, red & black macadam, concrete, block paving or we can brighten up dull and tired old driveways with our hot tar and gravel bonded surface dressing, for a fraction of the cost of a new driveway. Our complete design service includes all necessary preparation, drainage and edging works. Commercial and agricultural areas, such as car parks and farm tracks are also catered for. For a free - no obligation quotation 01424 838350

“At Danson Tree Care, we pride ourselves on being hardworking, affordable and, above all, reliable, which we find is all our customers really want from a tree surgeon!”

Nick Danson,

Owner and Director of Nick Danson, owner of Danson Tree Care. Call us today on 01424 421804 / 07778 Danson Tree Care Ltd 573357 to arrange an informal site visit and no obligation quote.

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Fri. 28th - 30th July - London Film and Comic Con

At Olympia National Hall, London. Promising to bring some of your favourite stars from TV, film and comics as well as a whole host of fun activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of merchandise to browse. Fans can pose questions to their favourite stars in a host of talks and get memorabilia, available to purchase at the show, signed. The London Film & Comic Con, attracted over 95,000 visitors in July 2015 and continues to grow.

Fri. 28th July - The King is Back: Ben Portsmouth is Elvis

At the Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Fans from all over the world declare Ben Portsmouth as the closest they have ever seen to Elvis Presley. Social media forums are overwhelmed with fans demanding his return to their country. ÂŁ26.50. 01323 412000.

Sat. 29th and 30th July - Barbecue Tasting

At the Rye Spice Co, Rye Harbour Road, Rye from 12pm- 3pm. See main advertisement on page 46.


e are a busy family run business with a very skilled team and are self-sufficient with our own range of plant and machinery including concrete crushers, diggers, dumpers and we are able to cope with all spoil arising from work carried out. We are confident to manage all sizes and types of projects. In the last year, we have been involved in carrying out reduce level dig, groundworks, foundations, drainage and brickwork for new builds and we have carried out block

and beam work for house extensions. Some of our more specialist work has involved constructing a concrete raft for a house foundation on a seaside site and building foundations with piling to allow for the conservation of trees growing in close proximity to the build. We can work to technical drawings and ensure we are compliant with the local council building control staff. Contact us for a free site visit and written quote.

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Fun For All The Family at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017

amilies can enjoy a variety of activities at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (4 – 9 July) as it reveals an exciting line-up of events for children. Supported by Viking Cruises, this year’s wildlife theme and dedicated Family Saturday (8 July) will offer little ones the chance to learn about animals and insects with plenty to get involved in, including face painting, a children’s cookery school, entertainers and much more. Creepy Crawlies Children can look out for Professor Gooblidook’s Creepy-Crawly Quest to Bag Bugs and Beasties storytelling around the show. Starting by the children’s play area, the inventive gardener will be seeking help from young show-goers to discover the wonderful world of bugs with this interactive adventure. The Floral Design Studio will be full of wildlifeinspired floral displays, plus children can go on the hunt to find giant wicker bugs located all around the showground. Meanwhile, children can climb aboard the magical Once Upon a Bus on Saturday and Sunday to listen to wild tales all about bugs.

The Kid’s Cookery School workshops Children of all ages can grab their chef whites to create culinary delights using fresh, seasonal ingredients at The Kid’s Cookery School Workshops in the Cook and Grow Theatre*. On Sunday, cooking worm extraordinaire Henry Le Worm will demonstrate fun recipes for little chefs to recreate at home. *Spaces are limited, booking on arrival is recommended CBeebies duo Mr Bloom & Justin Fletcher Visitors can meet popular CBeebies stars Mr Bloom and Justin Fletcher who will be bringing their friends to the beautiful grounds of Hampton Court Palace. Children will be inspired by the world of gardening as they learn about amazing plants from Mr Bloom (Saturday) and Justin Fletcher (Sunday) in the Celebrity Theatre. Scarecrow Competition To celebrate the amazing variety of wildlife Britain has, this year’s Scarecrow competition theme is A Walk on the Wild Side. Schools from the South East of England are taking part in this year’s event and visitors will be

able to vote for their favourite from over 70 scarecrows inspired by the people, places and animals from all over the UK. Butterfly Dome The tropical Butterfly Dome returns this year filled with thousands of exotic butterflies. Kids can get up close to these beautiful bugs as they fly freely over their heads to create a captivating display of colours as they wander through the dome. Other exciting events throughout the show include traditional Punch & Judy puppet shows, face painting and balloon modelling.

The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will run from 4 – 9 July. Every day, two children under 16 can go free with a paying adult and all onsite activities for kids are free. For further information or to buy tickets, please visit the RHS website at

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Visit us at Parris Lawn, Ringmer

arris Lawn is a brand new, state-ofthe-art care home situated in the beautiful village of Ringmer in East Sussex. With 62 bedrooms, stunning views, a salon, demonstration kitchen and - it goes without saying - a wonderful team of caring people - this truly is an inspiring place to live. To book your visit, get in touch with us on the details above. Whether you would like to visit on your own, with a friend or relative, everybody is welcome to come and have a look. We look forward to meeting you soon. We will be offering a selection of distinct care choices for residents, and as our opening draws closer, we will be releasing

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further details about what we are doing to improve the lives of those in need of care. Parris Lawn is the name of Ringmer’s new care home. Once finished in late Summer 2017, it will provide a wonderful, sociable residence. We are an independent company, backed by over forty years’ of family-run care experience on the south coast and we can’t wait to bring that knowledge to Ringmer. Briefly, we will be offering: Residential Care Full use of the home’s amazing facilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dementia Care Luxurious, peaceful surroundings, ensuring that the personality of the individual is

allowed to flourish. Nursing Care Everything we do at Parris Lawn has its roots planted firmly in excellent nursing. Palliative Care Our end-of-life care is personal, compassionate and peaceful. Our nursing experience and clinical excellence dovetail with an ethos which wholeheartedly respects the individual. With all our care services, we positively encourage family and friendship within the home. Residents’ families will always be welcome and we will always be available to allay any fears and help rid the care experience of as much anxiety as possible.

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Health & Beauty

Sat. 29th July - Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood

At the Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Multi award winning vocalist, Jacqui Dankworth, is joined by acclaimed American pianist-vocalist, Charlie Wood, and a group of stellar musicians, for a concert of duets celebrating a century of song. £22. 01323 412000.

Sat. 29th July - The Gauntlett Games

DentistryForYou is proud to announce that their newest practice, North Chailey Dental Care is now accepting new NHS patients for a LIMITED TIME ONLY. This fully refurbished surgery, with the latest equipment offers exceptional care for all the family’s dental needs. The Principal, Dr Esmail Harunani said, “Regular dental checks are really important – it’s key to have a professional check to see what is going on in your mouth every six months for any change. We are welcoming new patients to be registered on the NHS now for a limited time!” NHS treatment is undertaken by all of their dentists. Dentistry For You dentists also undertake private dental treatment so patients already seen on the NHS may wish to mix some private treatment with their NHS treatment, for example cosmetic treatment, which may not be available through the health service. Some patients are also eligible for free NHS treatment and children under 18 can receive expert care for free. The practice also has disabled access and free parking. Many of us are anxious patients, but at Dentistry For You, the experienced team of friendly and professional staff will put your mind at ease! With very short waiting times, and a friendly and experienced team, look no further than Dentistry For You to transform the way you approach going to the dentist. For more information about the services provided by Dentistry For You call now or visit their website The Surgery, Station Road, North Chailey, Lewes, BN8 4HD 01825 724 694

At Hyde Estate, Horsham Road, Handcross, West Sussex. RH17 6DS. 9.30am - 12.30pm. Forget pain-inducing runs and challenges, the Gauntlet Games is all about having a giggle - what better way to spend your Saturday than bouncing, sliding and fighting your way through all kinds of crazy challenges with your friends? A 5k course with inflatables ticket price is £30 with £100 minimum sponsorship to the donkeys. Join individually or as part of a team - 20 places up for grabs.

Sat. 29th July - Rhydian & Royal Harpist Claire Jones

At the Royal Hippdrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 8pm. Award winning, Double platinum selling vocalist Rhydian is joined this year by World renowned harpist Claire Jones. Friends for many years, the pair have achieved chart topping success and legions of fans across the globe. They are favourites among the Royal Family, performing for the Queen and other Royals countless times. £20. 01323 802020.

Sat. 29th July - Sons of Pitches

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings. 7pm Come celebrate the world of TV in an A Cappella adventure from terrestrial to digital, from tacky to wacky, in full HD.. Expect performances of your favourite TV Themes, sketches about panel shows, quiz shows and talent competitions, and more… 01424 462288.

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Sat. 29th July - Oasis Tribute Show

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

Sat. 29th July - Exhibition Tour

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Join a member of the De La Warr Pavilion team as they share their perspective on Simon Patterson’s exhibition, Safari: an exhibition as expedition. Ground Floor Gallery. Starts 3pm. Approximately 20–30 minutes. 01424 229111.

Sat. 29th July - 6th Aug. - Hastings Old Town Carnival Week

The week will include the favourites of the Pram Race, Seaboot Race, Bike Race and of course the carnival!. For full details of all events. See

Sat. 29th & 30th July - Eastbourne Lammas Festival

On the Western Lawns, Eastbourne seafront BN21 4EH. Free festival of music, dance and entertainment.

Sat. 29th July - Christopher Lloyd Lecture

At Great Dixter, Northiam, East Sussex. The speaker for the 2017 Christopher Lloyd lecture will be Romke van de Kaa. Romke was Head Gardener at Great Dixter at a pivotal time in the 1970s when he and Christopher began to make significant changes to the garden. Romke went on to have a distinguished career in the Netherlands and became a well known broadcaster, lecturer and gardening writer. £60. 01797254048.

My skin analysis at Infinite Beauty, Heathfield Infinite Beauty and IIAA showed the latest Visia Imaging Technology in Heathfield when they recently hosted a unique Skin Analysis event. I met up with one of the IIAA’s skincare expert who was on hand to demonstrate the Visia® Complexion Analysis machine. An indepth questionnaire was completed about my health to help the skincare expert to understand and rectify what areas on the face need attention. This powerful imaging system looks at problem areas below the surface, such as sun damage, hyper-pigmentation, broken capillaries, wrinkles and blocked pores. Clients are then prescribed products for use at home and in-salon treatments. The treatment will be tailor-made to address specific skin concerns that have been highlighted in the scan. - 65 -

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Birds of a feather..


hat a great month for seeing newly fledged birds, the money you spent on garden feeders and food really does show it’s rewards at this busy time of year. Hours of entertainment plus the knowledge that you have made a vital contribution to our garden bird conservation. Here are just a few that have visited me at home or at Feathers. Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Blackbird and Great Spotted Woodpecker. Allan.......... Feathers Wild Bird Care

Sat. 29th & 30th July - Ringmer Steam and Country Show

At Upper Lodge Farm, The Broyle, Nr. Lewes, East Sussex BN8 5AP. The annual Ringmer Steam & Country Show, held just outside Ringmer, Nr Lewes, display provides a great weekend out for all the family, young and old alike, with over 700 exhibits from all over the country, from prewar motorbikes to cycles, classics cars to Land Rovers, steam engines and outside displays. Punch and Judy, face painting, and Army Cadet Kit Kar display team are just some of the attractions for the children, so whether you are 6 or 60 come along to a great day out!

Sat. 29th July - Bexhill Motofest and Bexhill 100 Classic Cars

At the seafront and De La Warr Lawns Bexhill on Sea. Bikers and petrol heads take note! Bexhill Motofest celebrates Bexhill’s important place in history as the birthplace of British motor racing, with this fantastic family friendly festival. Throught the day will be a series of great arean events incuding Moto-Stunts International spectaculr stunt show. Free live music on the Del La Warr Pavilion Terrace from 10.30am. There will also be a charity motorcycle cavalcade, trade stands, a local market, food court and funfair. Bexhill 100 Motoring Club will be proudly showing their wide variety of classic cars.

Sat. 29th July - Hailsham Summer Food& Drink Market

At Vicarage Field, Hailsham 9.30am-4pm. Harveys beer tent, wine stall, music and street market stalls. See main ad. on page 25 for details.

Sat. 29th - 30th July - Summer Jousting Tournaments

At Hever Castle, near Edenbridge, Kent. The Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the annual Jousting Tournament. Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display of action, stunts, falls and fights in an authentic arena complete with Royal Box. 01732 865224

Sun. 30th July - Bee Gees Tribute Show

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. Bee Gees tribute band Stayin Alive UK recreate the most accurate portrayal of the Brothers Gibb, covering hits from all the decades. Their uncanny resemblance has to be seen to be believed! 01323 410611.

Sun. 30th July - Andre Rieu: Maastricht 2017 Concert

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 3pm. Recorded Live Transmission. Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries. Make a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema. 01892 678678.

Mon. 31st July - Trans Pride Short Film Programme

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7.30pm. The film will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Jacob Engelberg and featuring Fox Fisher, Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir, and more to be confirmed. From £6.50. 01424 229111.

Tues. 1st - 5th Aug. - Body Double

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Eves: 7.45pm. Wed. and Sat. Mats 2.30pm. A play that keeps its audience guessing, a play about pretence, a play about the different roles people assume in life, about the dangers of pretending to be someone we’re not. In Body Double the actors are actors, the set is a set and the play being rehearsed mirrors the life of those rehearsing the play-within-the-play. 01323 412000. Tue. 1st Aug -27 Aug – Henri Mattisse – Original Lithographs At Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill-on-sea. An original lithographs selling exhibition of Henri Matisse’s last works and illustrations from his project for the Florilege des Amours Ronsard. Over 50 original lithographs, some signed and unsigned. A large range of authenticated lithographs from his now world famous ‘Paper-cuts’ works including the ‘Nu Bleu’ series, as well as a series of selected illustrations from his 1941 project illustrating Pierre de Ronsard’s 16th century love poems. Tues-Sun. 10.30am -4.30pm.

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