WHATâ€™S ON June 2014
A Friendly, Local Garage in Battle As a traditional garage, Senlac has built up a loyal customer base through their friendly and professional approach, always charging an honest price for any work carried out. Ideally located adjacent to Battle Station and only a five minute walk from Battle high street, the garage is conveniently placed for customers to take advantage of its modern, fully equipped MOT station. In order to provide the best service, the garage continues to invest in modern diagnostic equipment that is dedicated to servicing and diagnosing all types of vehicles, supported by a high standard of training and a reputation built on honesty and integrity. NOW YEARS RESOLUTION: FIND A NEW LOVER! It is nearly the New Year 2014 and you find yourself on your own looking for a new lover â€“ what do you do? You could go to the local pub, night club or singles night. It is not easy, especially if you have not been on the dating scene for quite a while. Why not try online dating, but which web site do you choose? Well, there is a new website is now available to help you choose, www.DreamDateFinder.com . Here you will find dating sites categorised along with information to help you make a good choice. There is even free dating advice. Why not give it a go today!
Whatever problem youâ€™re experiencing with your car, you can be confident that by bringing it to Senlac Garage an experienced mechanic will be there to help. Their goal is to get your vehicle back on the road as quickly and efficiently as possible. Senlac Garage, Robins Yard, Station Approach, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0DE. (01424) 775824 - Next to Battle Railway Station. See main advertisement below.
Phoenix Choir, directed by Michael Fields, presents a reflective commemoration in music of 1914 and what it means to us today. The programme is centred on the English composers of the war years: Vaughan Williams, George Butterworth, Frank Bridge, Hubert Parry, featuring soloists Ansy Boothroyd, soprano, John Hancorn, baritone and Howard Beach, piano. A sing-a-long of WWI popular songs and folk song settings by David Willcocks and John Rutter bring nostalgia for a world that faded after the war. But we begin 400 years previously, with works on the themes of war and loss by the Flemish composer Josquin des Pres and the English Thomas Tallis â€“ which provided inspiration for later commemorative works by Karl Jenkins and others.
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comprises a talented team who are caring, friendly, honest and professional. We are a specialist dental practice and aim to provide the very best treatment available in our state-of-the-art centre with cutting edge technology and dedicated staff. We were established in 2001 and since then have created fantastic new smiles with our wide range of services from orthodontics and implants to tooth whitening and facial aesthetics. The practice provides a complete range of specialist dental services and takes great pride in using advanced materials and modern techniques. Our aim is to be the first choice for both patients and dentists seeking orthodontic care, high quality implantology, oral surgery, general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry in Eastbourne and the surrounding area. And even if you have an uncontrollable fear of dentists, we can provide your dental care under sedation. Based in the beautiful harbour complex of Eastbourne, the dental practice is well positioned with ample parking nearby. Come to see us for a FREE consultation, so we can discuss all the options opened to you to improve your most precious business card: your smile !! -3003_June003.indd 1
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What’s On June 2014 Sun. 1st June - Eastbourne Cycling Festival
On the Western Lawns, Eastbourne. This free event offers the chance to cyclists to take part in a variety of events from time trials to road races and browse trade stands on the seafront.
Sun. 1st June - Sunday Night Proms
On the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. With University of Chichester Concert Band. 8pm. Adults £5. 01323 410611.
Until 14th June - The Life of the Party
At the Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London. A celebration of the songs of Andrew Lippa. A spectacular evening with one of Broadway’s most renowned composers. 0207 378 1713.
Sun. 1st June - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7.30pm. Tickets: £17.00 £32.00. 01424 229111.
Sun. 1st June - Frank Skinner
At the Brighton Centre. Following a sell-out London run comedy legend Frank Skinner takes his brand new show to venues nationwide. 01273 290 131.
Sun. 1st June - Jaguar Enthusiasts Club Rally
In the grounds of Herstmonceux Castle. A vast and varied range of Jaguars from E Types to X J’s. Open 10am, adult £6. Under 16’s £3. Child under 5 free. Family £14. 01323 834479.
Sun. 1st June - Charles Aznavour
At the Royal Albert Hall, 7.30pm. The legendary singer songwriter returns for a farewell concert. 0207 589 8212.
Sun. 1st June - Horrible Histories
At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 11am and 3pm. 01892 530613.
Mon. 2nd & 3rd June - The Seekers
At the Royal Albert Hall, London. The pop quartet have reunited one last time for their 50th anniversary Golden Jubilee Tour. 0207 589 8212. Best known for their string of hits in the 1960s, fifty years on, The Seekers are still touching the hearts and souls of fans.
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Here is a sound bite – “use it or lose it”. Here is another – “you heat your house in winter, you heat your water every day”. Humans have known for thousands of years that the sun has remarkable powers. The evolution of civilisation has allowed us to discover more of these, but we still take much for granted. So here are a few facts: · Solar Energy is infinitely renewable – there are no transport costs and few losses. · In the UK we receive as much as 60% of the solar energy which is received at the equator. · A 2 kilo watt solar energy system can reduce CO2 by 85,676 lbs over its lifetime.
It is only now with concerns about climate change and fossil fuels that a certain urgency has developed. It is undeniable that renewable energy lessons the nation’s dependence on oil and especially foreign oil. Most people now have some knowledge about the benefits of fitting photo voltaic panels on their roof. The Feed In Tariff (FIT) has helped to generate interest. Fewer people know that Solar Thermal panels are not only more efficient, 93% efficient as opposed to about 20% for PV, but there is now support to the tune of 19.2p per kW generated. Solar Thermal panels can save 60-70% of your hot water costs. SolarUk manufactures and installs solar thermal panels here in Sussex and Kent.
Stone and Wood Floors Nestled in the heart of Kent, Natural Image has been supplying durable stone and wood floors in the U.K. for the past twenty years. A family run business, their comprehensive knowledge, stock and contact base can solve most of your flooring requirements. Why not visit them in their new showroom or telephone for free advice and samples of their best selling products. A quick look on their website www. stoneandwoodfloors.co.uk will inspire you to install a wood or stone floor in your property and increase its value (ask any Estate Agent). Give them a call today on 01580 895489 and see how they can help you transform the look of your most valuable asset.
Mon. 2nd - 4th June - Rising Damp
At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. Eves: 7.30pm. Wed. Mat. 2.30pm. ITV’s top comedy of all time, Rising Damp, comes to the stage in a new production from the Comedy Theatre Company, 01892 530613.
Wed. 4th June - Rye Farmers Market
At Strand Quay, Rye. 10am - 1pm.
Wed. 4th June - Symfunny
Mon. 2nd - 7th June All Creatures Great and Small
At The Royal Albert Hall, London and presented by Parkinson’s UK. An evening of laughter posted by Al Murray and featuring Armstrong and Miller, Alfie Boe and Jason Manford. 7.30pm. 0207 589 8212.
Tues. 3rd June - Jimmy Carr
At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. Steve Hewlett, fresh from his stunning appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, now embarks on a major theatre tour with his hilarious friends. £18.50. 01892 530613.
At the Theatre Royal Brighton. The adventures of James, Siegfried and his easy going brother Tristan Farnon are brought to life alongside the unique characters and animals. £16.90-£37.90. 0844 871 7615
Thurs. 5th June - Steve Hewlett and Friends
Thurs. 5th - 15th June International Art and Antiques Fair
At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 8pm. 01424 462288.
Tues. 3rd - 7th June - The Devil at Midnight
At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. A spine-tingling, morally searching and topical thriller. Evenings 7.45pm Wednesday & Saturday Matinee 2.30pm. 01323 412000.
Wed. 4th June - We Say Yeah
At Olympia, London. Whether you are a seasoned collector or an eager newcomer, you will be spoilt for choice by 150 of the finest dealers from the UK and abroad, presenting a dazzling kaleidoscope of over 30,000 unique and exceptional pieces. www. olympia-art-antiques.com
Thurs. 5th June - Film Music Gala
At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. We Say Yeah celebrates the music and hits of Cliff Richard and the Shadows from the late 1950’s when they first began their career to the major hit records of the 1970’s and 80’s. 01323 412000.
At The Royal Albert Hall, London at 7.30pm. With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. A popular evening with movie fans, celebrating some of Hollywood’s much loved soundtracks. 0207 589 8212.
At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 10.30 -12.30pm, in DLWP Studio. £7.50 per session. 6 weeks ( 4 June- 9 July) - £39. If you are fifty five or over, come along to our weekly dance class held at the in the studio at the pavilion. All abilities are welcome. 01424 229111.
At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. At 8pm. Expect comedy, animation, interaction and mind blowing miracles performed by you, the audience. 01892 678678.
Wed. 4th - 9th June - Dancing Horizons
Wed. 4th June - 1812 Firework Concert
At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne with Brighton and Hove City Brass. 8pm. A wide range of music for all tastes. 01323 410611.
Wed. 4th - 8th June - Dralion
At the 02 Arena Docklands, London. Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. 0844 8560202. Eves 7pm Sat. mat 3pm. Sun. 12pm and 4pm.
Thurs. 5th June. Doug Segal: I can Make you A Mentalist
Thurs. 5th June - NT Live Encore
At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7pm. Following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to cinemas. 01424 229111.
Thurs. 5th June - Magic - A Kind of Queen
At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. Tribute band. 01323 412000.
Thurs. 5th June - Rolvenden Farmers Market
At St. Mary’s Church, Rolvenden from 10am - 12 noon. Held every Thursday morning, 20 to 30 stalls with a selection of produce.
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Ecofurb nominated for prestigious award The REA holds its 9th annual awards on Thursday, 12th June 2014. The Awards held at the Savoy are the most prestigious event for UK renewable energy industry, recognising and celebrating the achievements of companies and individuals who have done something amazing in renewables over the past year. Ecofurb has been nominated in the Installer catagory - For a company that has excelled in the installation of renewable energy equipment
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Thurs. 5th - 7th June The South of England Agricultural Show
At the South of England Centre, Ardingly, W. Sussex from 9am - 6.30pm. Ad. £20. Ch. £7. Family £40. The Princess Royal with visit this year’s show celebrating country life (5th June). 01444 892700.
Fri. 6th - 8th June - Polo in the Park
At Hurlingham Park, Hurlingham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 3NG. www.polointheparklondon.com. Sport, entertainment & glamour.
Fri. 6th June - D-Day 70 Years On
At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 8pm. Following the sell out of BBC Radio 2’s D-Day concert at The Royal Albert Hall the BBC will now stream the event live.
Fri. 6th June - Lianne Carroll’s Jazz Lunch
At Pissarro’s, Hastings. Tickets £14.95 includes lunch and drink. Contact Amanda on 01424 456 371. Raising money for St. Michael’s Hospice.
Fri. 6th June - Bon Jovi Tribute Show
At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. One of the best acts on the circuit. 8pm. 01323 410611.
Fri. 6th June - Driving Miss Daisy
At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Recorded at The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, Australia. Transmitted from BFI Southbank, London. Awardwinners Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines tell the affecting story of the decades long relationship between a stubborn Southern matriarch and her compassionate chauffeur. 01892 678678.
Fri. 6th - 30th June - Funny Peculiar
At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Funny Peculiar is a fun and exciting, theatrical walking tour, ideal for visitors to Brighton and residents, who would like to investigate further the extraordinary town in which they live. 0844 871 7615.
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.
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What’s On talks to Padstone Natural Stone Tiles
adstone Natural Stone Tiles is a professional and friendly natural stone supplier based on the outskirts of Rye, East Sussex. Here you can find their large showroom fitted with over 30 floor displays along with additional wall displays including mosaics, strips and split rock-face. Also on display is a fitted Howdens Kitchen with working re-conditioned AGA and two underfloor heating areas showing that Padstone does more than just stone tiles! At Padstone you will find a friendly and professional team ready to assist you with your next natural stone project, whether it be a conservatory, kitchen and bathroom or entire ground floor. The team at Padstone are well equipped to help you from the very beginning to the very end, including free site visits, full prep specification and large sample bank allowing you to take pieces of stone home to match up all essentials prior to tiling. We caught up with Patrick, owner of the business and asked him a few questions about Padstone; Q. Hi Patrick, firstly, what is Padstone? A. Hi Michael. Okay, Padstone is a natural stone tile supply or supply and fit service based on Salts Farm, Rye. You know, opposite the Camber junction along with Beryl’s Café and Salts Farm Shop just outside Rye in East Guldeford. Here you will find our showroom with extensive displays of natural stone including limestone, granite, travertine and marble. Not only that, but our walls are also fitted with ideas and designs in both strip form, tile form and mosaic form allowing you to really visualise what you can do with stone.
tumbled travertine to honed limestone and flamed basalt, there’s so many to choose from. This is why I built the showroom, to allow customers to come in and see natural stone in its natural form, on the floor or walls. It would be very hard to only have a website and post small samples out to people, so this way people can really envisage their project and choose a stone to match accordingly. It also allows people to walk in and speak with us face to face, giving a real personal, bespoke service, which again is something you wouldn’t get online! Q. Yes that’s very true, I can see how the showroom works now. So you can provide the stone, fit the stone and give advice on the stone. I guess the next question is, what is the cost of the stone, I mean porcelain and ceramics are obviously cheaper I assume? A. (Small laugh) A common misconception and something that can really irritate me sometimes. Yes natural stone can be expensive, but it can also be cheaper than high end porcelains too. Our range starts at around £35.00m2 and extends up to over £100.00m2 but I would say our average stone price is around the £50.00m2 mark, which compared to some porcelains is on par I would say. The biggest money-saver with natural stone is that if its treated well it will last forever. It will never go out of fashion so you won`t have to re-design in a few years time if you want to put your house on the market. Q. So what`s the attraction with natural stone? A. Natural stone has so much more presence and character. Some are packed with fossils like trilobites, ammonites and graptolites
over 100 million years old whilst others have mottled shell fragments and bright veining. On the other hand, others can be plain and neutral with little variation. There is a huge difference between natural beauty and the printed conceptual designs found on a porcelain or ceramic tile, which may be out of date in a few years or even worn off. I have always found there is a reassuring quality with natural stone, one of presence and solidity which will never go out of date – as it’s already millions of years old! Q. That’s a fair comment. Okay, well thank you for your time Patrick, before I go, can you summarise what we have spoken about in some bullet points? A. Okay, here goes; • Can offer supply only, or supply and fit service with full installation and preparatory works. • Friendly, helpful and professional team with expert advice. • Large showroom to visit with extensive range of stone to choose from. • Samples to take away with you on the day, free of charge. • Underfloor heating areas and Howdens Kitchen with working AGA on display. • Competitive prices compared to other stone retailers. • Free site visits and full preparatory specification prior to tiling. • Personal, bespoke service offered, unlike any other showroom. • Website so you can view our full range of stone as well as read more about Padstone. • Can offer local, nationwide & international delivery service (recently sent 140m2 limestone to Bordeaux, France).
Q. Okay, I think I know a bit more about Padstone, now tell me more about your range and what you offer? A. We offer both a supply only and supply and fit service as this allows flexibility, so you can still purchase stone from us even if you have your own tiler but should you have no tiler, we can fit it for you. Regarding the range, the core stones are limestone, granite, marble, travertine and basalt. These stones come in an array of different finishes and sizes, from polished marble to
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Fri. 6th June - Songs From World War 2
At Wadhurst Manor Care Home, 3.45pm. With singer Jasmine.
6th June - Antiques Valuation - Eric Knowles
At Sissinghurst Castle, near Cranbrook, Kent. £5 for first three items, £2 for each item thereafter. Proceeds to National Trust. 11am - 4pm.
Fri. 6th June - The Counterfeit Stones
At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. 01892 530613.
Fri. 6th June - BBC Radio 2 D-Day 70 Years On
At the Royal Albert Hall, London. the UK’s largest concert to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Be part of history as this incredible story is retold at the Royal Albert Hall through drama and narration featuring Patrick Stewart, Jeremy Vine, Dermot O’Leary and Louise Minchin accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra and a military band featuring musicians from all the UK services. The evening will see Katherine Jenkins perform a virtual duet with Dame Vera Lynn, as well as performances from Beverley Knight, Seth Lakeman and the Military Wives Choir. 0207 589 8212.
Fri. 6th June - The Glass Workshop Bexhill
See glass on display as part South East Open Studios. Open to the Public from 12 noon – 5pm on Friday 6th, 13th, 20th June, Saturday 7th, 14th, 21st June, Sunday 8th, 15th, 22nd June 42 Holliers Hill, Bexhill on Sea. TN40 2DD. See page 47 for details.
The Advantages of Automation Woodstock Fires are now stocking The NEW ESSE EL 13AMP electric range cooker. It features an ideal combination of iconic style and energy-efficient performance. Electric range cookers from ESSE combine beautiful, traditional design with modern controllability. The EL13 has two ovens, a grill, cast iron hotplate, induction zone and plate warming cupboard. It can be used in a ‘slumber’ setting to provide swift heat up times or simply used as an on/off appliance, and each cooking area is independently controlled. With its (patent pending) energy-efficient design, the EL 13AMP compares favourably to other appliances. You can simply plug it into two 13amp sockets.
There are many advantages to automating the opening and closing of your doors, gates, windows, curtains, blinds and much more, not least for convenience, safety and security or for disabled adaptations or regulations. In addition, recent developments such as remote control allow you to have total control, even when you are physically away from your home or business. JLC Automation Services have extensive experience and expertise in automating all forms of entrances and openings. Undertaking both commercial and domestic installations, the company also provides service and maintenance for existing systems. For further details, please visit www.jlcautomationservices.co.uk or call 01273 567929.
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London Square by Jo Thompson
Laurent-Perrier by Luciano Giubbilei (Gold Medal & Best in Show)
The Telegraph Garden
Champagne corks fly at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
hampagne will be flowing as the Laurent-Perrier garden has won both RHS Gold and Best Show Garden in the 101st year of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments. The award is Luciano Giubbilei’s third RHS Gold medal at RHS Chelsea. Six Show Gardens were awarded RHS Gold Medals at the world-famous flower show, with seven Silver-Gilt and one Silver and Bronze respectively. The Champagne Laurent-Perrier Garden is the 16th garden from the familyowned Champagne house. Alex Denman, RHS Head of Shows Development, said: “The RHS Chelsea Flower Show stands for the highest levels of horticultural excellence, and the exhibitors this year have demonstrated their incredible level of knowledge and ability with their fantastic exhibits. “The achievement of Laurent-Perrier is fantastic. The attention to detail and evocative feel of the stunning garden from Luciano is a great tribute to his skill as well as the growers
and landscapers who have contributed to their garden.” Hugo Bugg, the designer behind the RBC Waterscape Garden won his first ever RHS Gold medal at RHS Chelsea. Cleve West also won a RHS Gold medal for his Persian paradise inspired show garden for M&G Investments, as did Charlotte Rowe for the ABF The Soldier’s Charity Garden and Adam Frost for the Homebase Garden. The Mind’s Eye, designed for RNIB was awarded the title of Best Fresh Garden*. The garden represents images or scenes which can be captured without the need for sight. Togenkyo - A Touch of Paradise achieved an RHS Gold Medal and the title of Best Artisan Garden** for their garden inspired by the fable of Togenkyo, a place of beautiful scenery that helps people to forget their troubles but once visited can never be revisited. Over half of the nurseries and growers within the Great Pavilion, the floral heart of the show, achieved RHS Gold Medals for their displays. The Diamond Jubilee Award for the best display in the Great Pavilion which was introduced in
celebration of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, was awarded to South West in Bloom for their display celebrating 50 years of RHS Britain in Bloom. Birmingham City Council has been awarded the President’s Award*** for their display of Remembrance commemorates the start of World War I 1914. The garden, with its trench and ‘cannon water feature’, and was one of the exhibits Her Majesty the Queen visited. The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANB) – Kirstenbosch, with their display of South African wildflowers, were among the 32 exhibits in the Great Pavilion awarded a RHS Silver Gilt medal. Pennard Plants also won an RHS Silver Gilt for their The Gardeners have all gone! 1914 – 1918 exhibit. Another Great Pavilion exhibit, the Botanic Nursery, were awarded an RHS Gold medal, for the display of their national collection of Digitalis (foxgloves), a flower which was used extensively throughout the show gardens at this year’s show. Walkers Bulbs who launched their ‘Georgie boy’ daffodil yesterday also won RHS Gold.
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M&G Garden by Cleve West
Enchanting World of Peter Rabbit Herb Garden
Britain In Bloom By Alan Titchmarsh & Kate Gould
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Cutting Garden snippets June… lots to do, everything is growing well at
this time of year. The new plantings continue, and Dahlias are going in the ground. These have been potted up under protection as dry tubers a couple of months ago, and are now growing well and ready to go in. There is a gorgeous selection of shapes and colours, from small pom-poms to dinner plate size blooms in white, pinks, orange and chocolate red. A huge number of flowers are produced from each plant – just keep cutting! They are hungry plants so manure the soil well. Sweet peas also like a good soil, and will produce masses of blooms if cut regularly. Put up a good
support of netting, tie in regularly and cut cut cut! As with a lot of plants, new growth is very attractive to slugs – pellets or slug traps are really essential to protect your carefully nurtured seedlings. Weeds are also growing well unfortunately. A time consuming job, but pulling the big perennial weeds before they flower and set seed is a high priority! Small weed seedlings can be successfully hoed on a dry/ breezy day – they will be uprooted and will shrivel and die on the soil surface.
Happy growing and cutting! Sussex Cutting Garden. See our advertisement on P.51
Don’t just take our word for it … “Following the storms of early 2014, a substantial Corsican Pine had begun to list dangerously in our garden, threatening a deep pond and a boundary fence. Nick Danson quickly came to pronounce judgment (“That’s got to come out”), and advise on talking to the local tree officer. As soon as we were given the go-ahead, Nick rearranged his schedule and was on site the next day. With NO access to our garden, Nick had to chop the tree up and carry everything through the hallway – he did so cleanly and quickly. We have recommended Nick in the past and would obviously do so again.” Mr & Mrs Brooker, Old Town, Hastings.
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Time to Reflect by Adam Frost (Gold Medal) Gaby Roslin in the WellChild Garden
The Extending Space by Nicole Fischer & Daniel Auderset
David Austin Roses
Sophie Raworth in ‘No Man’s Land: ABF The Soldiers Charity Garden’ DialAFlight Potter’s Garden
Anna Townsend with Peter Beales Roses.
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Anna Townsend with Peter Beales Roses.
Arita by Shuko Noda (Artisan Garden)
Twiggy in M&S Garden ‘Nature’s Hidden Heroes: Bee’s, Bugs and Butterflies.
Johnson Beharry and Sandie Shaw
Alan Titchmarsh on the NFU & Waitrose exhibit
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Nigel Havers and Rowan Atkinson on the ‘No Mans Land: ABF The Soldiers Charity garden
‘Time to Reflect (Homebase Garden)
Brendan Cole and Zoe Hobbs
Susanna Reid at ‘First Touch’ Garden Supporting Sick and Premature babies at St George’s Hospital
Nick Knowles and Jessica Moore
Togenkyo - A Paradise on Earth
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SPRING INTO SUMMER AT PASHLEY MANOR GARDENS ‘One of the finest gardens in England’ the award winning gardens at Pashley are open until the end of September from Tuesday to Saturday and on Special Event Days. ‘Roses, Raspberries and Radishes’ marks the roses and kitchen garden being at their midsummer best – there will be a chance to ask gardener’s questions, a fantastic selection of Peter Beales potted roses on sale and the café will be serving a menu celebrating produce from the garden. This is followed at the end of June by the Summer Plant, Garden and Produce Fair when visitors can browse and buy at local stalls as well as enjoying the gardens.
During a day out at the beautiful gardens you should ‘allow time to sample the fabulous homemade food and warm hospitality at arguably the best garden café in the county, much of which is sourced from the abundant kitchen garden’ (Leigh Clapp in ‘Sussex Life’). See www.pashleymanorgardens.com or call 01580 200888 for more information.
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The Brewin Dolphin Garden by Matthew Childs
Alan Titchmarsh with Designer Jo Thompson in Royal Benevolent Society Garden
RBC Waterscape Garden (Gold Medal)
Tour de Yorkshire
Jennifer Saunders in the RNIB / Countryside Garden
75 Years of The Roof Gardens in Kensington Ross Kemp & Sophie Raworth at Hope On The Horizon (Help for Heroes)
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Rachel De Thame
House of Fraser’s Garden
Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen launching his new Rose ‘Frilly Cuff’ at Peter Beales
RNIB /Countryside Garden
Hope On The Horizon (Help for Heroes) Garden
Raymond Evison Clematis (for Pots)
Food & Drink Fri. 6th - 22nd June - South East Open Studios
Artists and makers across Kent and East Sussex welcome you behind the scenes of their studios. Free entry. Demonstrations and sale. See www.seos-art.org for full details venues and times.
Fri. 6th June - Brede Farmers Market
Every Friday at Brede Village Hall from 10am - 12 noon.
Fri. 6th June - Lady De L’Isle’s Garden Tour
At Penshurst Place and Gardens, near Tonbridge. 2pm. Vis Countess De L’Isle will be sharing her detailed knowledge and passion for the Elizabethan gardens. Booking essential. 01892 870307.
Fri. 6th June - Little Mix
At the Brighton Centre. Global pop sensations perform on their biggest UK tour to date. 01273 290131.
Fri. 6th June - Steve Hewlett and Friends
At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. Fresh from his appearance on Britain’s Got Talent and performing with his hilarious friends. 01424 462288.
Sat. 7th June - Hospital Fete
At Rye and District Memorial Hospital from 2pm - 5pm. Face painting, bouncy castle, music, fete, games, teas, free entry, lots more attractions.
Sat. 7th June - The Four Seasons
At the Royal Albert Hall, London at 7.30pm. 18th Century classics performed in an evocative candlelit style setting. 0207 589 8212.
Sat. 7th June Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
At Pelham Beach, Hastings. In commemoration of 17th Anniversary of D-Day. There will be a full display by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight over Hastings at approx. 5pm - 10pm. Photo tribute at 3pm.
Sat. 7th June - Triathalon Training Day
At Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, Kent. Develop your skills and prepare for your first or upcoming event. Starts 8am until 1.30pm. Must be pre booked on line. £65 per person. www.leedscastle.com
Sat. 7th June - Pink Ribbon Walk
At Leeds Castle. 10 or 20 mile walk raising money for Breast Cancer Care. See www.breastcancercare.org.uk/walk
Sat. 7th June - Up Pompeii
At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7.30pm. this hilarious romp through ancient Pompeii brings back all the television favourites in this fulllength play. 01892 678678.
Sat. 7th June - Sherlock Holmes Talk
At Smallhythe Place, Rye Road, Tenterden. 2pm - 3.30pm. £5 . An insight into some of the locations that feature in Sherlock’s adventures. Booking essential on 0844 249 1895.
The Rye Bakery is a family run business and has been established for over 100 years. The present owner has been running The Rye Bakery for nearly 25 years. The bakery has a staff of 44 and make regular wholesale deliveries to over 90 regular customers. Trade enquiries are always welcome. Please call in to The Rye Bakery where you will find only the finest Artisan breads and pastries made everyday as well as coffee, tea and sandwiches to eat in or takeaway.
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ollowing on from the success of the first two ELF evenings weâ€™re pleased to announce that June is going to be even more exciting, with a new set of musicians and yet another venue. ELF is a monthly festival of music and the arts providing a forum for local musicians, artists, dramatists and comedians to showcase their talents in a variety of venues around the historical 1066 town of Battle on every last Friday of the month. Some of the venues will have an art exhibit and host at least six musicians at some point during the evening, so you can stay in one place or move around your favourite venues. Donâ€™t worry if you missed the first two, July is going to be even bigger and better with the addition of Comedy in some of the venues around the town and Drama and Dance on The Abbey Green during the daytime. Many of the retailers in the town will stay open later and have special offers just for the ELF event. ELF will continue on Every Last Friday of the month throughout the year in pubs, restaurants, retail outlets and on the Abbey Green and in Old Ladies Court. Many of the venues will have food and drink specials to celebrate this event so please book early if you would like to dine. All venues will have a prize draw to help raise money for our adopted charities, Demelza and Oxjam. We would like to hear from anyone interested in being part of this fantastic new festival, as a performer, an exhibitor or a venue. You can contact the team via the inbox at www.facebook.com/ everylastfriday or you can just follow us and get information and updates about the performers & venues. You can also email Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Venues for Friday 27th June Mrs Burtons Restaurant & Tearoom. 2 High Street Battle. www.mrsburton.co.uk 01424 774204 The Bull Inn. 27 High Street Battle. www.bullinnbattle.co.uk 01424 775171 Nobles Restaurant. 17 High Street Battle. www.noblesrestaurant.co.uk 01424 774422 Smorgas Bistro, 87 High Street, Battle 01424 772268 The Kings Head. 37 Mount Street Battle 01424 772317 The Abbey Hotel, 84 High Street, Battle 01424 772755 After 10pm the performers will gather in The Kings Head for a major jamming session or you can try out your vocal cords at Karaoke in The Bull Inn.
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Every Friday after food service - Karaoke. July 2nd - Live Jazz Modern Swing Victoria Howarth Quintet special food theme night Mexican 6-9pm July 30th - Live Music : Kevin Pallister as seen on west end starring as Buddy Holly, special food theme night Pizza and Pasta night Friday 25th July - ELF, followed by Karaoke
Blues with Bottle Club The Anchor, London Rd. Sevenoaks TN13 1AS 01732 454898 The Royal British Legion, http://www.blueswithbottleclub.co.uk London Road, Bexhill Tel. 01424 435844 Wednesday 4 June 9pm - Nigel Bagge & Eddie Armer’s Blues bash! First Monday every month - Members and guests always welcome. Friday 6 June 8.30pm - Canadian blues/rock musician Jimmy C and Creole Jazz plus talented guests from 8pm - 10.30pm. the Blues Dragons, at the Cross Keys, St Johns Rd. Tunbridge Wells Great traditional jazz, fabulous beer and good company. Wednesday 11 June 9pm - Steelyard Blues Friday 13 June 9pm - Singer/songwriter/guitarists Guy Tortora and Ben 1066 Jazz Club - email@example.com Tyzack - The Beacon, Tea Garden Lane, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells EVERY FRIDAY AT AZUR, MARINA PAVILION, ST LEONARDS ON SEA. Wedbesday 18 June 9pm - Richard Studholme (guitar, mandolin, 8pm -11pm. Doors 7.30 pm. Members £8 and Guests £10 Stu. £5.00 vocals) & Jim Leverton (bass guitar, vocals) - two legendary musicians . For Further Information phone 01424 753784.or visit our website Sat. 21 June 3 - 5pm - Steve Morrison and Alan Glen (ex Yardbirds) . Friday 6th French Quarter All Stars Wednesday 25 June 9pm - Doug Revell Memorial Concert (Babajack) Friday 13th Southend Bob &The Gutbucket Blue Blowers Plaza Suite, Stag Community Arts Centre, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ Friday 20th Excelsior Vintage Jazz Band Tickets £13.50 01732 450175 or http://www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk/ Friday 27th Storyville Jazz Band from Holland Saturday 28 June 3 - 5pm - Blues with Robin Bibi and Alan Glen. Wednesday 2 July 9pm - Dave Ferra with Katie Bradley, (Every Last Friday) - Friday 27th June http://www.daveferra.tripod.com/ ELF is a monthly festival of music and the arts providing a forum for local musicians, artists, dramatists and comedians to showcase The Grey Lady - Pantiles,Tunbridge Wells. 01892 544700 their talents in a variety of venues around the historical 1066 town Fri. 6th June - Smoke Stack 21.30 of Battle on every last Friday of the month. Sat. 7th June - The Choos 21.40. Sat. 14th June - The Tar Babies VENUES FOR 27th JUNE: Mrs Burtons Restaurant & Tearoom. 2 High Fri. 20th June - Pass The Cat. Street. The Bull Inn. 27 High Street. Nobles Restaurant. 17 High Street. Sat. 21st June - Over The Edge Smorgas Bistro, 87 High Street. The Kings Head. 37 Mount Street. The Fri. 27th June - Salsa Camina Abbey Hotel, 84 High Street. The Bull Inn, 27 High St, Battle. 01424 775171 After 10pm the performers will gather in The Kings Head for a major June 11th & 23rd - Acoustic Jammin, all welcome jamming session or you can try out your vocal cords at Karaoke in The Friday 27th June - ELF followed by Karaoke Bull Inn.
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Sat. 7th June - Let’s Hang On
At The White Rock Theatre, Hastings. 7.30pm. Let’s Hang On truly captures the original magic of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The atmosphere created is not only from their music but also their own unique sound, nostalgic mood, and electric feeling! 01424 462288
Sat. 7th June - T. Wells Farmers Market
On the Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells. From 9am - 2pm.
Sat. 7th June - Noah A Musical Adventure
At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7pm. This exciting and fun musical retelling of the Noah’s Ark story is jam packed full of great new songs written by Doug Horley and Mark Read from the band ‘A1’. £7. 01323 412000.
Sat. 7th - Henrietta Hippo Funhouse
At the Royal HIppodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 10.30am.
Sat. 7th June - See the Steam Giants
At Brede Waterworks on the A28, six miles north of Hastings. The huge steam pumping engines have been restored and are in motion again. Free entry and parking.
Sat. 7th & 8th June Kids Get Active and Creative
At Bewl Water, Lamberhurst. Open from 10am. Activities start 11am. ACTIVE Kids Games. Keep Fit. Football & Rounders. Tug of War, Races, Ball Games. CREATIVE painting. Make and Take Home Cards and Crafts. Meet and Great Bertie the Beaver, Colouring. FREE Kids Puppet Show.
Sat. 7th June - Summer Fete
At the rear of the Conquest Hospital, Hastings in the Education Centre, 1pm - 4pm.
Sat. 7th - Robertsbridge Village Market
At the Village Hall, Station Road, Robertsbridge. From 10am 12.30pm. 01580 882204.
Sat. 7th June Martin Roscoe & Peter Donohoe Concert
At Vinehall School Theatre, Robertsbridge. Two great British pianists perform duets by Mozart, Schubert, Dvoriak, Debussy and Ravell. 01580 883092 for tickets and details.
Sat. 7th June - Ore Community Centre Fun Day
At Ore Community Centre, 455 Old London Road, Hastings. Also grand opening of the Pepper Pot Cafe and new outside space. See main ad. on page 45.
The New Service in Eastbourne.
Of all the regular weekly tasks, grocery shopping probably requires the biggest investment of your time and energy. Consider how having your groceries delivered could help you and save you money. Along with the obvious saving of time and fuel, there are other less obvious savings such as not being tempted by any unnecessary spur-of-the-moment purchases. Established Eastbourne business Garners is now offering free delivery Monday to Friday (over £20 spend) of all your groceries in the Eastbourne and District area. Select from a free catalogue and either telephone or email your order for a prompt and friendly service. From every day essentials to store cupboard fillers you will find everything you need. Call now for your free Garners Groceries catalogue 01323 465511.
Your Newspaper Delivered to Your Door before 7am Garners News started in 1926 as a small traditional newsagent serving the local community in and around South Street, Eastbourne by Horice Garner. Delivering only to a handful of customers, it wasn’t until the outbreak of World War 2 that the newspaper deliveries grew. Now the company is in the fourth generation and has taken a very different approach. Instead of the traditional paper boy, wherever possible they employ adult drivers to enable the expansion further afield. Garners deliver newspapers and magazines on a daily basis to homes and businesses and at present deliver to over 2300 customers every day across Eastbourne and District. Services offered: Newspapers; Magazines; Newspaper deliveries; Magazine deliveries; Subscriptions; Early morning deliveries; Weekend delivery; Newspaper/Magazine deliveries in Eastbourne, Polegate, Langney, Stone Cross.
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Sat. 7th June - Phoenix Choir 1914 - A Commemoration in Music
At All Saints Church, Grange Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4HE, 2.30 pm.Directed by Michael Fields, this evocative programme from choir and soloists includes a singalong of popular WW1 songs. Tickets: £10 or £5 for students/under 18s from WeGotTickets.com and Eastbourne Tourist office - or on the door.
Sat. 7th June - Meet the Artists Weekend
Longleys Studio Barns, Harebeating Lane, Hailsham. Open weekends 7/8th and 14/15th June 11 - 5 pm. Meet the artists - Art, Ceramics, Jewellery, Sculpture. Tea, coffee and delicious homemade cake in aid of St Wilfred’s Hospice in a delightful setting. www.longleysstudiobarns.com
Sun. 8th June - Appledore Antique Market
At the Old Goods Yard, Appledore Station, TN26 2DF. From 7am.
Sun. 8th - 17th June - Zimbabwean Sculpture
At Herstmonceux Castle, near Hailsham. Open from 10am. Ad. £6. Under 16’s £3. Children under 5, free. Concs. £4.95, family £14.
Sun. 8th June - Jong-Gyung Park & Keld Ensemble: From Russia With Love
At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Since their debut in 2010, Keld Ensemble have engaged audiences across the country. 01892 678678.
Sun. 8th June - 15th Classic Motorcycle Run
On the Western Lawns and seafront, Eastbourne. Bikes from 1900 until present day. See www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/eastbourne
Sun. 8th June - Loves Victory
At Penshurst Place and Gardens. 5pm. A 400 year old play brought to life for the first time in public by Read Not Dead, the Educational Unit of Shakespeare’s Globe. Pre booking required. 01892 870307.
Sun. 8th June - Sunday Night Proms
On the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne with the Concert Band of the Royal British Legion. 8pm. £5. 01323 410611.
Sun. 8th June - D-Day Anniversary Concert
At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne at 3pm. £12.50. 01323 412000.
The White Hart, Catsfield A traditional village Bar & Restaurant The White Hart restaurant is now re-open and is well known for it’s traditional home cooked food, you will find an amazing atmosphere whenever you visit. Monday is Curry Night - offering Curry and a Pint for just £5.00. Tuesday is quiz night. Of course there is the ever popular Sunday roast, great value at £8.95. Friday is Pizza Night - A Pizza and a Pint (or glass of house Wine) for £5.00. The White Hart is one of the few pubs in the area which is dog friendly, and makes an ideal stopping off point when you are out enjoying the Sussex countryside. If your planning a night out with friends, discover the new facilities at The White Hart. Accommodation is also available with a self contained Holiday let situated adjacent to the Inn.
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The Orangery Restaurant at the PowderMills Hotel Battle has recently been awarded a prestigious second AA Rosette for its consistent high quality of cooking and excellent service. What makes this exceptional is that only 5 % of all restaurants in the UK have been awarded such an honour. General Manager Michelle Goad commented that the Owner and Staff were extremely proud of this achievement “We are delighted with the award from the AA. It is testimony to the hard work of Head Chef Callum O’Doherty and the rest of his team who produce outstanding food every day of the week and for the excellent service in the Restaurant under Marcelo Pereira the Operations Manager. We pride ourselves on delivering top quality menus using the finest local ingredients with informal but professional service. Receiving this level of recognition is an honour for us all.”
Mon. 9th June - John Mayer
At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. See Mayer perform tracks from his latest album ‘Paradise Valley’. 0844 856 0202.
Mat. 2.30pm. The action doesn’t slow down from beginning to end in this madcap comedy by, Robin Hawdon, the author of Don’t Dress for Dinner and Perfect Wedding. 01323 412000.
Tues. 10th June Roses, Raspberries and Radishes
Mon. 9th June - Sir Ranulph Fiennes
At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells presenting his show ‘Living Dangerously’ at 7.30pm. From the first hovercraft expedition up the Nile and the discovery of the Lost City of Ubar, through to his 52,000 mile circumnavigation of the world via both poles and his attempt the first ever trans-Antarctic winter crossing. £20. 01892 530613.
Tues. 10th - 14th June - Comedy of Errors
At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Eves: 7.45pm. Sat. Mat. 2.30pm. ***** ‘riotously funny...a touch of genius...the whole thing is a huge pleasure’ The Mail on Sunday. 0844 871 7615.
Tues. 10th - 14th June - Shady Business
At Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Eves: 7.45pm. Wed. and Sat.
At Celebration of flowers and fruits of the gardens at Pashley Manor Gardens, near Ticehurst. 11am - 5pm. £9.50 entry. Over 90 varieties of rose in the gardens, rose talks with gardeners and potted roses on sale.
Tues. 10th June - Dimentia Support Group
At Wadhurst Manor Care Home, Wadhurst. 11am. To share experiences and develop friendships over coffee and home made cake. See p. 58.
Tues. 10th June - Justin Timberlake
At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London at 6.30pm. The 20/20 Experience, has been critically well received and is the year’s best selling album with over 3.5 million sold to date worldwide. 0844 856 0202.
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Hope Cottage Farm Shop and Tearoom - Ninfield’s best kept secret! Offering a wide choice of fresh fruit and vegetables, plus lots, lots more. Sit in the comfort of the cosy tearoom and sample the homemade cakes and pastries. Treat yourself to a delicious breakfast or a delightful High Tea at £12.00 per person. Tearoom open 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 3.30pm Sunday. We also provide Gluten Free High Teas at £13.50 per person. You will find a superb selection of quality local produce to include tasty preserves and dressings. Gluten free products. Quality meat, game, poultry and free range eggs. Browse their selection of locally made cards, crafts and jewellery. Gift vouchers available and gift hampers are made to order. They also stock a wide range of horse and pet feed .
Wed. 11th June - An Evening with the Stars of Strictly Come Dancing
At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. Pasha and Katya and their spectacular dance troupe in a Brand New Ballroom and Latin Show A carnival of Music, Dance, Costume and Sparkle. £25. 01892 530613.
Wed. 11th June - Jools Holland and his Rhythmn and Blues Orchestra
Part of the Hampton Court Palace Festival. Tickets £45, £50. Time 21:00 (Palace Gardens open at 17:30) Special guests Melanie C and Marc Almond. www.hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com
Wed. 11th June - Summer Graduate Fair
At Olympia Central, London. 11am - 4pm. summergradfair.co.uk 100s of graduate careers and placements.
Wed. 11th - 22nd June - Romeo and Juliet
At the Royal Albert Hall, London. English National Ballet returns to the Hall with this production. 0207 589 8212.
Wed. 11th - 14th June A Midsummer Nights Dream
At the Theatre Royal Brighton. £16.90 to £32.90. Eves: 7.45pm, Thurs. Mat. 2.30pm. ‘I’d go so far to say this production is touched by genius’ The Mail on Sunday. 0844 871 7615.
Wed. 11th June - Strawberry Fayre
At St. Michael’s Hospice, Upper Maze Hill, St. Leonards on Sea. Bring the whole family to enjoy strawberries and cream and help raise funds for the day therapy services.
Wed. 11th June - Dionne Warwick
At the Indig02, Docklands, London. 7pm. Plus support from Bob Blakeley (as seen on ‘The Voice’). 0844 856 0202.
Wed. 11th - 18th June - Art Antiques London
At Kensington Gardens. Public opening from June 12th 11am - 7pm daily. (except Wed. 18th, closing at 6pm). A purpose built pavilion opposite the Royal Albert Hall, approx. 70 of the world’s leading art dealers. £15 on the door. http://www.haughton.com/internationalfairs/21/fair_pages/art-antiques-london
Wed. 11th June - 1812 Firework Concert
At the Bandstand Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. 01323 410611.
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Thurs. 12th and 15th June - NT Live: A Small Family Business
At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Live transmission from the National Theatre, London on 12th June (7pm), Encore transmission on 15th June (5pm). Riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Awardwinning playwright Alan Ayckbourn. 01892 678678.
12th June - NT Live: A Small Family Business
At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. £12. 01424 229111.
Thurs. 12th June - Robertsbridge Jazz Club
At Robertsbridge Village Hall, Station Road from 8pm - 10.30pm £8 on the door. The Mike Hext (Quintet). Great jazz on second Thursday of each month. www. robertsbridgejazzclub.com or 01580 880274.
Thurs. 12th - 15th June The BBC Good Food Show Summer
At the NEC Birmingham. http://www.bbcgoodfoodshowsummer.com Tickets also include FREE entry into BBC Gardeners’ World Live
Thurs. 12th & 13th June - Antiques, Vintage and Architectural Salvage Fair
At the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge 7am - 4pm. See page 62.
Thurs. 12th June - Showstopper - The Improvised Musical
At The Queens Hall Theatre, Cranbrook at 7.45pm. The new musical comedy created from scratch at every single performance. Tickets £10. The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their blend of comedy musical theatre and spontaneity. 01580 711856.
Thurs. 12th -15th June - Gardeners World Live
At the NEC Birmingham. Tickets also allow entry to BBC Good Food Show Summer. Ticket hotline 0844 581 1340.
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Fashion & Leisure Thurs. 12th - 15th June - PINTA London
At Earls Court 1, London. Thu. 6pm - 9pm (invite only). Fri. 2pm 9pm. Sat. 11am - 8pm. Sun. 12pm - 7pm. PINTA is the modern and contemporary Latin American Art Fair. www.pintalondon.com
Thurs. 12th June Sissinghurst Farmers Market
At Sissinghurst Castle Garden, near Cranbrook. 10.30am - 3.30pm.
Fri. 13th & 14th June - The Autism Show
At Excel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. For the growing community of parents, carers, professionals and individuals on the autism spectrum who all too often don’t know where to turn for answers. Over 4,000 visitors a year. www.autismshow.co.uk
Fri. 13th June - Neil Diamond Tribute Show
At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. Stars Bob Drury and his band, celebrating the life and work of this musical legend. 01323 410611.
Fri. 13th June Glyndebourne: Der Rosenkavalier
At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 6.30pm. Sung in German with English supertitles | Recorded transmission. 01892 678678.
JUNE promises to a colourful month in HALO following the arrival of their gorgeous High Summer collections. The store is awash with colour whether it be vibrant prints or bold plains in stunning shades of blues, pinks & orange in particular. There is nothing like pairing a gorgeous print with a contrasting plain to make you feel more empowered and confident. Wearing colour can greatly enhance your mood and even your health. Blue for example is associated with the throat chakra and is thought to aid communication. If you ever need an excuse to treat yourself to something new – then this is it! June is traditionally a busy month for weddings and Halo has lots of gorgeous dresses to ensure you look fabulous in the guest photos. In addition to clothing we have lots of lovely new sunglasses, reading glasses and sunreaders to keep you looking cool this summer, plus of course lots of beautiful jewellery, bags, gifts and footwear. With sandals from just £8.99 you can look good without spending a fortune this summer.
Fri. 13th June - Orchids
At the Little Common Community Centre, Shepherds Close, 7.15pm. £1. How to grow and care for the very beautiful and popular orchid.
Fri. 13th June - Dionne Warwick
Part of the Hampton Court Palace Festival. Tickets £60, £65 subject to a booking fee of £7 per order. Time 21:00 (Palace Gardens open at 17:30) The five-time Grammy-Award winner is currently celebrating 50 years of her music career. www.hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com
Fri. 13th June Fundraiser for St. Michael’s Hospice
At Salon 15, 18 Landgate Rye, 9am - 5pm. See page 61 for details.
Fri. 13th June - The Legend Continues
At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. 7.30pm. World’s No.1 Michael Jackson Impersonator - Navi, who is simply ‘Chosen by Michael’ as he is the only impersonator who has worked with the legend himself over a period of 17 years. £18.50. 01892 530613.
Sat. 14th June - Open Garden
At Sherrington Manor, Selmeston, BN26 6UB. 11am - 4pm. Signposted from the A27. Tea, coffee, stalls and raffle. Raising money for St. Wilfrid’s Hospice. 01323 434200.
Sat. 14th June Fred’s War Talk
At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 2pm. Andrew Davidson, author of Fred’s War, talks about the Cameronian images which provide a counterpart to Der Krieg. 01424 229111. Free entry.
Sat. 14th June The Tempest
At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7.30pm. Quantum Theatre. A wonderfully magical play of love and sorcery, airy spirits and drunken sailors delivers dark forces, young love and theatrical illusion. 01892 678678.
Sat. 14th June Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair
At Lock Meadow, Market Hall, Barker Road, Maidstone from 9am 3pm. Ad. £2. See page 45.
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Ladies That ‘Launch’ Situated on the Rye ring road La Maison is the smart women’s choice when shopping for great clothes. Guests enjoyed bubbles and delicious canape’s at this dazzling launch of this new boutique. The glamorous evening concluded with an impromtu performance from two members of the talented band ‘As Is’.
Sat. 14th June - Trooping the Colour The Queens Birthday Parade
At Horse Guards Parade, London, the colour will be trooped by ‘Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards’. Events begin at approx. 10am with the flypast at 1pm. No tickets are required to view the processions in the Mall.
Sat. 14th - 21st June AEGON International Tennis
At the Devonshire Tennis Centre, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. One of the most prestigious tennis tournaments on the International calendar and a warm up event for Wimbledon. http://www.lta.org.uk/fansmajor-events/LTA-summer-grass-court-events/AEGON-International/
Sat. 14th June - Bananas in Pyjamas
At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 1pm. 01424 462288.
Sat. 14th June - Stonegate Farmers Market
At the Village Hall, Stonegate from 10am - 12 noon.
Sat. 14th June - Stix Summer Madness
Come and be amazed with what YOUR body can actually do – we promise if you have never tried freediving before you will be surprised! Freediving 2000 freediving school and club is based in Uckfield, East Sussex and runs SSI freediving courses & React Right Medic first Aid O2 & AED courses. Whether you are a beginner or expert, together we can work out the best training route for you. We can help you have a safe and successful freediving experience every time. Owner, Karen Parrott strives to make Freediving 2000 not only safe but a fun way to learn to freedive.
At St. Wilfrid’s Hall, Pevensey Bay from 10am - 5pm. With Stix Rhythmic Steampunk drummers in aid of Eastbourne’s Epilepsy Group. YMCA and Food Bank. Crafts stalls, refreshments, car boot sale, henna art, sea gipsies. Captain Jack Sparrow, magic and mayhem. Free entry. www. stix-drummers.co.uk
Sat. 14th June - T. Wells Farmers Market
On Civic Way, outside the Town Hall, T. Wells from 9am - 2pm.
Sat. 14th June - Hailsham Farmers Market
At the Cattle Market site, Market Street, Hailsham. 9am - 12.30pm.
Sat. 14th June - Meet the Artists Weekend
At Longleys, Studio Barns, Harebeating Lane, Hailsham. See event on page 36 for details.
Sat. 14th June Bewl Valley Sailing Club Open Day
At Bewl Water, near Lamberhurst, Kent. There will be a junior Regatta in the morning and a general Regatta in the afternoon, together with fun, food, prizes and music for all.
The Eridge Horse Trials & Country Market 2014 will take place on 28th & 29th June at Eridge Park with ‘Dogs in the Park’ on Sunday. A great line up of sport and attractions awaits you at the 2014 Eridge Horse Trials & Country Market just outside Royal Tunbridge Wells! With many levels of the sport of Eventing taking place, there really is something for everyone. Come along with friends, family and dogs to see the thrills and spills of eventing. Competitions range from Novice to Open horses and local to top international riders taking part. With Olympic course builder, Scott Brickell, creating three superb Cross Country Courses that flow over the stunning parklands of Eridge Estate promising to set the scene for some great spectator sport. Eridge Horse Trials and Country Market offers a superb range of exhibitors, public catering, licensed bar and mini fun fair for the enjoyment of all visitors over the weekend. Sunday includes ‘Dogs in the Park’ that incorporates a dog and fun dog show, dog agility and terrier racing with entries being taken on the day and open to anyone. Each day starts at 9am with the first competitor on the cross-country course at approximately 10am. Admission for this great day out is only £10 per car that includes all occupants. For more information and dog show schedule see our website www.eridge-horsetrials.co.uk
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Hooe’s Old Motor Club holds its 45th Vintage Car Show & Concours D’elegance on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 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: www.hooeoldmotorclub.org.uk
Sat. 14th June - Carnaby Street the Concert
At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Carnaby Street - The Concert features the incredible hits of a decade that brought you the best rock and roll music of all time. Featuring over 30 classic hits performed by an amazing 6-piece band, led by an array of fantastic singers, this will be a night of sixties classics. £21.50. 01323 412000.
Sat. 14th June - Lonnie Donegan Junior
At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. performing his dads’ most iconic and memorable songs, while he recalls the countless stories he has to tell. £16.
Sat. 14th June - Biggin Hill Festival of Flight
Biggin Hill Airport, Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3BH. Gates will open at 12 noon and the event closes at 8 pm. The flying display slots will be 2pm to 3pm - 4pm to 5pm - 6pm to 7.20 pm. The Red Arrows will display during the final display period. http://www.bhfof.com/
Sat. 14th June - Great Choral Classics
At the De la Warr Pavillion, Bexhill on Sea. 7.30pm. £5 to £15. Bexhill Choral Society, under their Director of Music, Kenneth Roberts and the Sussex Concert Orchestra. 01424 229111.
Sat. 14th & 15th June Antiques & Collectors Fair
Sat. 14th June - Van Morrison
At theT Hampton Court Palace Festival. Tickets £60, £70 subject to a booking fee of £7 per order. Time 20:30 (Palace Gardens open at 17:30) www.hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com
At the Kent Event Centre, Detling, near Maidstone. held in the John Hendry and Kent Pavilions. Also on the Showground, special shopping arcades as well as outside pitches.www.kenteventcentre.co.uk
SENLAC CLASSIC CAR SHOW AND CRAFT FAYRE Bodiam Sunday 15th June 2014 Once again Father’s Day is being celebrated with the best Classic Car Show in the area. For over 20 years the Rotary Club of Senlac has worked hard to put on a show that year on year has expanded to include an impressive array of cars, commercial and military vehicles as well as dozens of craft and charity stalls, children’s’ rides and day long entertainment. A show for the whole family, food outlets include the traditional and very popular BBQ as well as the equally popular tea and cake stall together with the ‘Senlac Arms’ fully licensed bar. The show last year was the biggest ever and well over £6000 was given to local and Rotary charities. The 300 or so vehicles formed the centrepiece of a great show topped off by the appearance on schedule, of a sole Spitfire which enthralled the large crowd as it looped and circled the show ground. The very sound of that Merlin engine was sufficient to bring back a whole range of memories for many show goers. What makes this show different? It is all about families, all about our shared history and all about a celebration of Dad! It also all about co-operation; each year we are stunned by the support from local Bodiam people, from local businesses from the classic car show fraternity and from the generous crowds who come to have a fun day and in so doing help to add to the £100,000 total which the show has raised for charity. From 10.00 am until 5.00pm the showground is the place to be. Further information and entry details from 01424 754560
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Sat. 14th & 15th June Father’s Day Go Wild Weekend
At Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, Kent. Woodland crafts, garden games and learning bushcraft and survival techniques from an expert are just some of the fun activities on the Pavilion lawn.
Sat. 14th June - CAMRA Beer Festival
At the Kent and East Sussex Railway, Tenterden Station. 11am - 1.30pm. Ale, cider and perry, beer tent and live music. Food, barbecue and lots more attractions.
Sun. 15th June - Flash Mob
At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. This dazzling production features a huge range of dance styles, from Latin to lockin’, from Celtic to contemporary, and from street dance to salsa. Performers including Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer from Strictly Come Dancing, Flawless from Britain’s Got Talent, ZooNation’s Tommy Franzén from So You Think You Can Dance, and Alleviate and Brosena from Got To Dance. 01424 462288.
Sun. 15th June - BBQ and Beer Tasting
At Sheffield Park and Garden, near Uckfield. Local brewery beer tasting and barbecue lunch with vintage cars on show. 12 noon to 3pm.
Sun. 15th June - International Concert Pianist
Adolfo Barabino celebrates the works of Frederic Chopin in the ballroom of Herstmonceux Castle near Hailsham at 5pm. Tickets £13.50 and £16.50 to include a glass of wine. 01323 834479.
Sun. 15th June - The Tempest
At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7.30pm. A wonderfully magical play of love and sorcery, airy spirits and drunken sailors delivers dark forces, young love and theatrical illusion. Quantum Theatre. 01892 678678.
Sun. 15th June - Senlac Classic Car Show
Opposite Bodiam Castle, TN32 5SU. Classic cars, motorcycles, military, music, falconry, dancing, barbecue, bands, crafts, stalls, childrens rides and lots more. See main ad. on page 43.
Sun. 15th June - A Night at the Opera
At the Theatre Royal Brighton. 7.30pm. London Festival Opera presents a programme of passion, drama, and wit. Featuring stars from the major companies including Covent Garden, English National Opera and Glyndebourne. 0844 871 7615.
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Sun. 15th June - Sunday Night Proms
On the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne with the Uckfield Concert Band. 8pm. Adults £5. 01323 410611.
Sun. 15th June - Cartier Queens Polo Cup
At Guards Polo Club Holdings Ltd - Smith’s Lawn, Windsor Great Park Egham, Surrey SL5 0PT. Cartier brings its unique blend of glamour, style and elegance to this impressive high-goal polo final. 01784 437797.
Mon. 16th June Eastbourne Area Epilepsy Group - Lady Crabtree
At the Afton Hotel, Eastbourne at 7.15pm. A whimsical talk by the Dowager Lady Crabree on growing old disgracefully and how to enjoy the advancing years not endure them! Admission £2. All welcome. 07757 240331. See advertisement on page 48.
Mon. 16th June - Eagles: History of the Eagles
At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. (Until 21st June). The Eagles Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit - will perform classics spanning their career as well as songs featured in History of the Eagles, the band’s acclaimed, top-selling documentary. 0844 8560202.
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Cycling at Bedgebury Forest To me, cycling isn’t just a business, it’s a lifestyle. Everything we do is focused on accessible adventure and helping to get people cycling. Providing over 30,000 hires a year to all ages and abilities, our customers love the challenge and excitement that biking provides. It’s about fun, health, being outdoors, spending quality family time, excitement, learning, & discovery. We’re not just about bike hire though. We’re all about getting people cycling, so we also provide a comprehensive range of complementary services. Cycling is a dynamic sport. It’s great for health, fitness, weight loss, reducing stress and the risks of chronic illness. For many it’s nostalgic. The smell of wet bark, pine and earth bring back memories of wooded rides as a child, for others it’s about fitness and challenge or just spending quality time in a great environment. For us it’s about experience, customer service, quality, integrity and professionalism. It’s about being in long-term relationships with our customers from the first time they walk in or make an enquiry.
Open all year, Bedgebury is an award winning venue and was voted one of the top places to ride by the Daily Telegraph and The Times. Set in over 2000 acres of woodland it offers all weather traffic free cycle trails for both families and mountain bikers, with 6 miles of blue graded trails suitable for all abilities as well as 9 miles of recently enhanced red graded mountain bike single-track. The modern lake-side visitor centre offers refreshments and showers for visitors and bikes, so after a mudspattered ride through the forest you can relax with a hot drink and shower, or take a stroll through the woodland, discovering some of the wildlife that calls this extraordinary habitat home. .... David Cole. Owner of Quench Cycles.
• 10am every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday – Ladies fitness cycling group • 11am every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday – Gentle Health ride • School Holiday kids cycling sessions every Monday & Tuesday during holidays • July 5th & 6th Bike Demo day
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Starlings Gifts Shop – Open 7 days a week.
Based in Bexhill-on-Sea, Starlings is an Art & Craft Collective made up of local and regional designer makers and artists. We have lots of gifts and presents handmade by local artists and designers. Members’ products include handbags, leather belts and purses, quilting and patchwork, bespoke jewellery using silver and semi–precious stones, handmade greeting cards, original artwork, prints and photography, organic skincare, fused glassware and bottle clocks, lamps and ceramics, cushions, gloves, scarves, handmade soap and candles, children’s accessories, knitwear – children’s and adults’, wood turned products. Starlings also stocks a large range of unique and exquisite oriental homeware and accessories that makes it an ideal destination for gifts. As most of the products are made locally by our members we also take commissions. Located at 13 Sackville Road, we are 100 yards from the De La Warr Pavilion and 200 yards from the sea front. There is free parking on the sea front all day.
What’s On Magazine
Starlings launches its online shop! Starlings Art & Craft Collective, based in Bexhill-on-sea, opened its doors in February 2013 with only four members and now stocks the work of over 40 local artists and designer makers. Run as a collective, it continues to grow and to date, are still looking for new members who make unique local handmade products. Due to its ongoing success and expansion, it is launching its online store from 1st June for those who wish to support and buy local handmade products but are situated a little further away from Bexhill-On-Sea. As part of this promotion, Starlings is offering customers a chance to win prizes if they log onto the website www.starlingsgifts.co.uk and register or Like/Follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/starlings.gifts and Twitter @ starlingsgifts. It is also running a special What’s On promotion for the month of June, where customers can receive a 10% discount on any items purchased over £10. Just bring in the advert above and quote code WO10.
Mon. 16th June - Unbelievable Umbels
At Great Dixter, Northiam. Head Gardener Fergus Garrett and botanist Marina Christopher (owner of Phoenix Perennial Plants) will lead this day held at Great Dixter. £100 pp. 01797 252878 ext. 3.
Tues. 17th June -Jimmy Carr - Funny Business
At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm. Funny Business is Jimmy’s brand new stand up show. £25. 01892 530613.
THE GLASS WORKSHOP BEXHILL & SOUTH EAST OPEN STUDIOS
Come and see my glass on display as part South East Open Studios. I am open to the Public from 12 noon – 5pm on Friday 6th, 13th, 20th June, Saturday 7th, 14th, 21st June, Sunday 8th, 15th, 22nd June 42 Holliers Hill, Bexhill on Sea. TN40 2DD.
Tues. 17th June - ENO Screen Live: Benvenuto Cellini
At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7pm. Unseen in London for many years, and never previously at ENO, Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini is forged anew at the London Coliseum by director Terry Gilliam and ENO Music Director Edward Gardner. Live transmission from London Coliseum | Sung and surtitled in English. 01892 678678.
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In June 2014, William Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy hits our stage at Bowler Crab Productions! When twins are split in a ship wreck, how will a young lady survive in an unknown land? - By dressing as a man of course! With such gender bending, the inhabitants of Illyria are soon confused by their feelings towards Viola (Cesario), particularly when both a man and a woman fall in love with her/him! But how will incidents develop with the arrival of another handsome gentleman who looks remarkably like Cesario!? Throw in a prank or two involving yellow stockings and you have one of the funniest nights of your life! Tickets available online at www.bowler-crab.com and Rye & Hastings Tourist Information Centres. Tues. 17th - 21st June A Murder is Announced
At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. The ‘announcement’ is in the local paper, stating the time and place of a murder in Miss Blacklock’s house! Can you guess whodunit? Evenings 7.45pm Wednesday & Saturday Matinee 2.30pm. £14.50 to £19. 01323 412000.
Tues. 17th June - Morecambe
At the Theatre Royal Brighton. 7.30pm. Don’t miss this brand new production of Tim Whitnall’s Olivier Award winning play, starring the Olivier nominated Bob Golding as comedy icon, Eric Morecambe. Tickets £24.40. 0844 871 7615.
Wed. 18th June - The Summer Sing
At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7pm. Join hundreds of young singers in a festival of song at the De La Warr Pavilion that’s full of energy, fun and high quality performances. £5. 01424 229111.
Wed. 18th June - Elkie Brooks
At the Theatre Royal Brighton at 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.
Wed. 18th June - 1812 Firework Concert
At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. 8pm. 01323 410611.
The Eastbourne Area Epilepsy Group was formed in 2005 by its chair, Andy Evans, to increase awareness of this complex, oftenmisunderstood condition and help remove the social stigma attached to it. As well as regular coffee mornings, the EAEG will be at many of Eastbourne’s major events including Willingdon Funday, Stix Summer Madness, Lark in the Park, Bark in the Park and the Cycling Festival in June and the Eastbourne 999 Display on July 5 and 6. Andy will be pleased to talk to you in confidence about any concerns you may have and tell you more about how you can support the EAEG and the Youth Group. All future events on the EAEG Facebook page.
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A Two Week Walkabout with Southern Cross Travel
raversing Australia from top to bottom, or vice versa, is an incredible experience and is easily achieved in a fortnight. The ‘Aussie Specialists’ at Southern Cross Travel recommend this Two Week Walkabout which combines two very different cities, World HeritageListed national parks, stunning natural scenery, beautiful wineries, and an epic train journey through the mythical outback. Fly into the vibrant, tropical capital of the Northern Territory, Darwin. The city is located on a peninsula with the sea on three sides, and due to its tropical climate it is very hot, humid and wet in the northern hemisphere winters (the Aussie Wet season) and very warm, dry and sunny in the northern hemisphere summers (the Aussie Dry season). After a day or two in Darwin, experience the Kakadu National Park on an outback camping safari for three or four days. We also recommend a day trip to the Litchfield National Park, which is a must do! After your time in Darwin, board the iconic Ghan train, travelling from Darwin through the heart of the outback to Adelaide in South Australia. Enjoy two nights in luxury onboard this great train, marvelling at the spectacular landscapes from the comfort of your cabin. Once you arrive in Adelaide, there’s plenty to start exploring. Visit the award-winning wineries, gorgeous
beaches, superb restaurants, buzzing markets and the famous Adelaide Oval cricket ground. A twenty minute tram ride brings you from the heart of the city to the popular beachside suburb of Glenelg. Here you can swim with the dolphins, go sailing and enjoy the dining opportunities on Jetty Road before returning to the city for a dose of culture at one of the various museums or the National Wine Centre of Australia. You may also like to hire a car and take a few days to explore the wildlife haven of Kangaroo Island before your Two Week Walkabout comes to an end. Australia is a vast and diverse country and the opportunities for Two Week Walkabouts are
Wed. 18th June - 16th Aug. Forbidden Broadway
endless! As specialists in tailor-made holidays to Australia, New Zealand and Worldwide destinations, Southern Cross Travel will create a bespoke travel itinerary to suit you. All our staff have lived and worked in Australia, and with over 36 years experience of sending customers ‘Down Under’, the travel experts at Southern Cross Travel are THE specialists for your next holiday!
Call 01892 783896 (Wadhurst) or 01797 229200 (Rye)
or email Australia@southerncrosstravel.co.uk to make an appointment and discuss your holiday today!
Thurs. 19th June - Beyond the Barricade
At the Menier Chocolate Factory. 53 Southwark Street, London, The multi award-winning FORBIDDEN BROADWAY has been an unstoppable force in New York theatre since 1982 when Gerard Alessandrini created the first parody lampooning the Broadway shows and stars of the day. 0207 378 1713.
Wed. 18th - 22nd June - Taste of London
At Regents Park, London.Summer eating, drinking and entertainment. A taste ticket lasts for a four hour session during which you can try tapas size dishes from 40 of London’s hottest restaurants in one location. Standard tickets £25.80. Afternoon and evening sessions available. http://london.tastefestivals.com/
At the Theatre Royal Brighton. 7.30pm. Back by overwhelming public demand and celebrating its 15th fantastic year with a brand new show for 2014, Beyond the Barricade re-creates original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity. £23.40. 0844 8717615.
Thu. 19th June - Pennies From Heaven Musical
At the Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne from 7.30pm. 21st at 3pm and 7.30pm. July 5th at 7.30pm. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. http:www.wegottickets.com/ MacmillanCancerSupportTheatreCompany
Thurs. 19th June - Jethro
At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. 01424 462288.
Fri. 20th June - Take That Tribute Show
Wed. 18th June - RSC Live: Henry IV Part 2
At the Bandstand Grand Parade, Eastbourne with The Take That experience. 8pm. 01323 410611.
Thurs. 19th June - The Searchers
At The Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm. Using the actual words spoken in court and Wilde’s own sparkling wit, we can feel what it was like to be in the company of a flawed genius as his world came crashing down. Written by Wilde’s grandson, Merlin Holland. 01892 678678.
At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7pm. Live transmission from Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon. 01892 678678. At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. With total record sales well in excess of 50 million, The Searchers still have great appeal to audiences of all ages. Tickets £19.50. 01892 530613.
Thurs. 19th June - Eels
At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7pm. EELS are an indie rock band run by singer-songwriter Mark Oliver Everett. Everett, who more commonly goes by the name E. Tickets £25.50. 01424 229111.
Fri. 20th June - Trials of Oscar Wilde
Fri. 20th June - The Wave Pictures
At The De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7pm. Songs from their fifth studio album - the double album City Forgiveness. 01424 229111.
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Tee-shirts4u have been supplying printed and Personalised garments to blue chip companies. Universities, Schools, Clubs and Societies throughout the UK for a number of years. They have now opened a retail shop and showroom in the Old town of Eastbourne and installed the latest Direct to Garment printing technology. This means that it is now cost effective to print as little as one garment in full colour with a 24 hour delivery time. They have also relaunched their Website to include an Online Design Tool which enables customers to design their own
garments. Phone Cases and Mugs in real time using the 1000’s of free graphics and fonts available. You can also upload your own Logo or Photography and then add your own text that can be manipulated in a number of ways. Have a go and let your creative juices flow - it’s easy to use, fun and best of all it’s FREE! Whether you require a one off full colour garment for yourself or 100 for your business tee-shirts4u has the capacity, latest technology and range of items available to meet your needs.
Fri. 20th June - National Care Home Open Day
At Wadhurst Manor, Wadhurst. Everyone welcome for tours of the home at 10am. Join the Best of British themed party with pimms on the terrace and retro nibbles from 3pm. See ad. on page 58.
Sat. 21st & 22nd June - Fairlight Community First Responders Fundraiser
Fri. 20th June - That’ll Be The Day
Up to 13 gardens open between 11am and 4pm. Fabulous gardens, endless views, refreshments available. Local art on sale. Entry via a leaflet purchased at Fairlight post office or at the gardens on the weekend at £5 per leaflet per adult. Enquiries 01424 813149.
Fri. 20th June - Viva La Drag
At Hever Castle, near Edenbridge, Kent. Step back to the 1940’s as reenactors live and work in the country during the Second World War.
At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. Back by popular demand, prepare yourself for a party as the legendary That’ll Be The Day, the nations favourite rock ‘n’ roll show returns. 01892 530613. At the Theatre Royal Brighton. 7.30pm. Fresh from its critically acclaimed West End run, it’s the ultimate girls’ night out with added extras! The outrageous party night stage show to die for packs in more chart toppers than any other. £21.40 to £28.90. 0844 871 7615.
Sat. 21st & 22nd June - West End Live 2014
Sat. 21st & 22nd June - Hever’s Home Front Sat. 21st - 29th June The Villages Music Festival
In the East Sussex Villages of Ripe, Launton and Chalvington. See main ad. on page 45. www.villagesmusicfestival.co.uk
Sat. 21st June - The Drifters Optimum Tour
Come and celebrate ten years of West End Live in Trafalgar Square. 11am - 6pm. You’ll be able to see the very best of London’s most famous West End theatre with FREE live stage performances from top shows. There’ll also be displays from some of London’s most famous cultural institutions including museums, galleries, films and more, plus a chance to take part in fun activities.
At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Including songs such as ‘Under The Boardwalk’, ‘Saturday Night At The Movies’, ‘Up On The Roof’, ‘Kissin In The Back Row’, ‘Come On Over To My Place’, ‘More Than A Number In My Little Red Book’‘The One’, ‘Think Twice’ and many more. £26. 01323 412000.
At Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, Kent. £4. Trade Stands, Garden, Craft and Food Stalls • Kids Fishing, Hydroballs • Cryptic Trail, Family Games• Various Inflatables for all ages, • Meet and Greet with Bertie Beaver • Kids Paddle Boats, Mini Golf • Spacehoppers, Colouring Tent • Face Painting
Featuring more than 100 events in 30 different venues. Over 16 days culminating in a finale concert starring Willard White. Music and entertainment for all the family. www.sevenoaksfestival.org.uk
Sat. 21st & 22nd June - Kent and Sussex Show
Sat. 21st June 6th July Sevenoaks Summer Festival
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Lace & Favour is a one stop solution for every wedding or special occasion offering a massive choice of shoes and accessories to complete your day perfectly. What began as a cottage industry making favours and hair accessories for family and friends has grown in the last 10 years to become one of the largest on-line retailers specialising in all things wedding. By far the biggest seller is now bridal shoes, and you will find all the popular brands at their boutique including Benjamin Adams, Paradox and Rainbow Club. Trends this season are most definitely ‘vintage’ reflecting in the sales of lace shoes, veils and bohemian style accessories. Due to popular demand Lace & Favour are soon to add to their collection of adults and children’s bridesmaids dresses, introducing a range of styles from the gorgeous Romantica Collection. Their new boutique situated in Crowborough is packed full of their best-selling lines to enable you to try before you buy, or you can order on line 24/7 at www.laceandfavour.com. A shoe dying service is available, with 10 FREE colours to choose from and bags are also dyed FREE when ordered with the shoes! Call shop for details – 01892 667571.
Sat. 21st & 22nd June - Dogs Live
At the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood. Raising awareness of the potential to enhance a dogs physical and mental wellbeing. 01622 872068.
Sat. 21st, 22nd, 26th and 28th June Twelfth Night
Open air theatre at Half House Farm, 3 Oaks, TN35 4NE. Presented by Bowler Crab Productions. Tickets £12.50. See main ad. on page 48.
Sat. 21st June - T. Wells Farmers Market
On the Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells. 9am - 2pm. Summer art exhibition at St. Michael’s Hospice, Upper Maze Hill, St. Leonards on Sea. Exhibition and sale of paintings in memory of Stewart Farndale.
Sat. 21st June - Comedy Cafe
At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Javier Jarquin | Celia Pacquola | 3rd act TBC. 8pm. 01892 678678.
Sat. 21st & 22nd June - Camellias and Croquet
At Battle Abbey, 10am - 5pm. Meet with the Victorian visitors and play vintage croquet or a garden game. £8 adult, £4.80 child.
Sat. 21st June - Flash Mob
At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. Conceived by World Dance Management, Flash Mob provides a platform for the amazing talent that has emerged from TV dance reality shows.Adults £25, child £15.50. 01892 530613.
Sat. 21st June - Northiam Midsummer Festival
On the playing fields, Northiam from 11am - 9pm. Fun dog show, craft fair, small beer festival, live music, open mike, fair attractions.
Sun. 22nd June - West End Gala Concert
At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7pm. Join a spectacular line-up of stars direct from London’s glittering West End. £21. 01323 412000.
Sun. 22nd June - Appledore Antique Market
At Appledore Train Station, TN26 2DF. From 7am. £2.
Sun. 22nd June - Milton Jones in Northiam
An evening of music and laughter on the playing fields, Northiam at 6pm. Picnics from 4pm. Tickets from firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting it right on the day... Without the worry Getting married is one of the most exciting, enjoyable and on occasion stressful events in one’s life. I guess we can assume that as your reading this. Yourself, Son or daughter are about to embark on this life changing event! So congratulations. There are many many things to organise on the day. So let us take care of one of them for you. Here is what we can do for you.... Our wine packages represent tremendous value for money and make it easy for you to cost your expenditure. A wine package means that if you wish you can cap the amount you spend on wine during your event. Each package includes. One glass of sparkling wine or bucks fizz per person on arrival. Half a bottle of wine per person during dinner. This is almost always enough. One glass of fizz person to toast the happy couple. Should there be a need to purchase more wine on the day then you have two options. You can inform your guests that they are welcome to purchase extra wine; they will get a discounted price. Or you can pay for any extra after the event. This gives you complete control of your spending. You also have the option of creating your own wine list from our cellars and choosing a Sale or Return option. All of the wines we offer are imported direct from the people who produce them. People who we have personal contact with. This way we ensure we can offer the highest quality at the best price. If you wish we can arrange a personal tasting for you in our tasting lounge at The Weald Wine Cellars in Hawkhurst. We have over 25 years in the wine business plus a background in catering and hotel management so our team know their way round important catering events! We work closely with Jubilee Hire the Wealds leading catering and event Hire Company. And we are also the preferred wine supplier for ‘The Swallows Oast’ one of the region’s leading Wedding Venues. Other local clients of note are Benenden Girls School and St Ronnas prep school. Contact Kevin on 01580 753487 email@example.com
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If you are fan of magicians and highly professional sleight of hand artists, then be dazzled, baffled and entertained by the amazing Lewis Fuller. Lewis is one of the most exciting new talents in magic today, an incredible talent, who has made a big name for himself in the magic industry. He has appeared on television, in newspapers, online blogs and numerous celebrity events. Lewis can entertain guests in large venues such as concert halls, or in small locations such as company dinners. Lewis’s close-up magic leaves audiences spellbound and most importantly laughing with joy....... Jonathan Ross - “Oh my god! The devil is in this child”
Sun. 22nd June - Alice The Musical
Paperlane is an independently run business and are extremely passionate about providing a personal, friendly and professional service to all our customers. There are so many beautiful venues throughout Sussex & Kent that it can be difficult to make your event stand out. Your day is unique to you and the venue decor shouldn’t be any different! Paperlane offer affordable decor choices eliminating the need to compromise and to achieve your vision and dream. With Paperlane’s 15 years experience and knowledge you can create the perfect balloon displays and decor for your venue along with other services to add that special final touch.
Open air theatre at Herstmonceux Castle, near Hailsham. 4pm as Cambridge Touring Co. presents Alice In Wonderland - The Musical. Ad. £14. Ch. £9. Family £40. Under 3’s free. 01323 834479.
Sun 22rd June - CRANBROOK GARDEN SAFARI
14 beautiful and interesting gardens + Museum & Windmill. 10.30 5pm. Light refreshments & Plants on sale. All proceeds to Cranbrook In Bloom, dedicated to a colourful Cranbrook Tickets £5, (children free), available on the day from signposted gardens. Info 01580712385 www.cranbrookinbloom.co.uk
Mon. 23rd June - 6th July - Wimbledon
The first official tennis tournament was played in 1877 at the famous ‘All England Tennis and Croquet Club’, which still organizes the event. www.wimbledon.org
Mon. 23rd - 28th June - Last of the Duty Free
At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Eves: 7.45pm. Sat. Mats. 2.30pm. Last of the Duty Free reunites Keith Barron, Gwen Taylor and Neil Stacy to play-out the next hilarious instalment in a series which regularly pulled in TV audiences of over twelve million. 01323 412000.
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Nursing & Care
What is a Will A will is the Expression by a living person of wishes which they intend to take effect immediately after their death. To make the wishes enforceable in law a person must incorporate in a legally valid document the disposal of their assets on death. The will does not take effect until the person dies but it can be changed at any time prior to death. Capacity to make a will
Our Edwardian Residence, owned and managed by The Sims Family for over 55 years, comprises of: The Northern Hotel â€“ a Quality in Tourism 3 Star Small Hotel & our Richmond Retirement Suites. The Retirement Accommodation is located within the same building as the Hotel allowing our Retirement Residents to enjoy the same high quality services as the hotel guests. This is a unique enterprise providing a very high standard of accommodation and services, allowing you to maintain your independent lifestyle with the comforts, warmth and security of a family home - yet without the chores of cooking and household management. We look forward to showing you around.
The capacity to make a will depends on the person having attained the age of eighteen years and being of sober and sound mind and understanding. For more information please contact Matthew lock etc For more information please contact Matthew Lock Tel: 01424 200272. Mobile 07900 732418 E Mail firstname.lastname@example.org www.lockandgurney.co.uk
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Dementia careâ€Ś. in St Leonards Following an extensive refurbishment programme Lauriston has just opened a new space for people with dementia in our welcoming and impressive care home. Members of our staff team are specially trained in dementia care to deliver the appropriate type of attention and support to each individual in our home. We provide a number of opportunities for people with dementia to harness their happy memories and sense of self. Through music, creative activities, a reminiscence area with photographs and various personal possessions, we open up alternative ways for people with dementia to communicate and express themselves. Each of our residents has a beautiful private room all of which are en suite. Our wide range of food is freshly cooked by our own in house chef, and we are proud of our
landscaped gardens and patio areas, tea bars and lounges and welcoming other communal areas for people to meet friends and family. If someone you love has dementia, contact Helena Barrow, our Home Manager, who will be able to help you find out more about how we can helpâ€Śand care. Lauriston, 40 The Green, St Leonards on Sea, E Sussex TN38 0SY Tel: 01424 447544 email@example.com
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All At Home are a local family run Eastbourne company, with over 30 years experience. They offer a a one to one service and are proud to serve the local community. Their showroom is located at Langney Shopping Centre where you can see a wide range of products to help you live your life your way. Leading the Team are Sharon & Colin Batney. Sharon is experienced in working with children with significant disabilities, adults with learning disabilities and the elderly. She has also grown up with her brother who has severe learning difficulties and experienced the problems that families have to overcome when getting the right equipment and
environment for loved ones with extra needs. Colin began his career in the building trade as a carpenter, but in over 30 years of working on all aspects of building, has developed many skills and extra qualifications. Colin has recently completed a kitchen for the ESDA (East Sussex Disability Association) who said “Sincere thanks to Colin & Bradley for all their hard work” and “thanks to Sharon for all your help & calm support”. Our Saturday work experience volunteer Tarek (pictured above) says “the shop has all the equipment you need when you are disbled” and “we welcome everyone with a friendly service”.
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Bathe in Safety is a small family run business covering Sussex and Kent, supplying and installing top quality mobility bathrooms for the past 15 years. We pride ourselves on our knowledge, expertise, customer service and price. The knowledge and experience we have gained over the years is invaluable and whether it’s a walk in shower, bath or a wetroom that you require, Bathe in Safety will help you every step of the way from design to completion, creating your perfect bathroom. For further information, advice or a free no obligation quotation, please feel free to call us.
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Health, Fitness & Beauty
Trim Feet Podiatry offer complete professional treatment, offering appointment times to suit everyone. Feet are one of the most active parts in the human body, they go everywhere with you and take part in everything from shopping to sporting activities, therefore at Trim Feet Podiatry we believe that your foot care should not only be seen as a treatment but a lifestyle choice, maintaining general foot health and preventing future mobility and joint problems.
Tues. 24th June - Reception & Beating Retreat
At Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, Kent in aid of ABF The Soldiers Charity. Explore the castle before a canape reception at 6.30pm. At 7.45pm watch the Corps. of Royal Enginners Band perform the historic military sunset ceremony. £32. pp plus booking fee of £2.50. 01622 765400.
Wed. 25th - 28th June - Annie Get Your Gun
At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Eves: 7.30pm. Sat. Mat. 2.30pm. BLODS tell the story of Annie Oakley the famous American sharp shooter. £7.50 to £15. 01424 229111.
Wed. 25th June - George Benson
At the Royal Albert Hall, London. The ten time Grammy award winner returns as part of his UK tour. 0207 589 8212.
Wed. 25th June - 26th Annual Gala Concert
At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne performed by Ratton School. 7.30pm. This year’s concert will involve current and past students and various participating ensembles from local schools, combining to bring you an enjoyable and inspiring evening of music and dance. £8 to £10. 01323 412000.
Tues. 24th - 28th June - Dawn French
At the Theatre Royal Brighton with her new show ‘30 Million Minutes’. Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, performs her first ever solo tour. 0844 871 7615.
Tues. 24th June - ROH Cinema Manon Lescaut
At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Jonathan Kent directs this early Puccini masterpiece under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano. Live transmission from the Royal Opera House, London | Sung in Italian with English supertitles. 01892 678678.
Tues. 24th June - David Gray
At the Royal Albert Hall, London. His first UK tour in three years following the release of the singer/songwriters tenth studio album ‘Mutineers’. 0207 589 8212.
Procter Health Care Procter Health Care Ltd is a premium supplier of healthcare products, based in Eastbourne. Our wide range of products include mobility aids, incontinence products, pressure relief products, bed protection and many other living aids which are designed for the disabled community, the elderly and those with general mobility difficulties. Our online healthcare shop caters for all your healthcare and mobility needs. Here at Procters, we understand the importance of providing items which are tailored to your individual needs. We have a wide range of products to assist and support you through your everyday life. We offer a high standard of service to help you find the healthcare product you require, at a price you can afford. See front page.
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International Make-Up Artist Trade Show
27 Jun 2014 to 29 Jun 2014
Olympia National www.imats.net/2014-london
NEW AT SALON 15 - Silicone Micro Ring Hair Extensions
(also known as micro bead or micro loop extensions) These hair extensions last for 4 months and are perfect if youâ€™re looking for a more long-term solution to lengthen your hair without any damage. Made from 100% human hair, these top quality hair extensions can be styled however you wish be that curly or straight! These hair extensions are quick and easy to apply and can be colour matched to your hair. Strand by strand, a micro loop extension is applied to a similar sized piece of your own hair around 1cm away from the scalp. Tiny, silicone lined aluminium rings hold the extensions securely in place, without the need for any harsh glues or chemicals. Salon15 is the only Salon in Rye providing this service and offer free consultations. Call in to discuss your individual style.
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Antiques & Collectables
Wed. 25th June - 1812 Firework Concert
At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. Arrangements of show tunes, film music, classical transcriptions, big band jazz, marches and solo features. 01323 410611.
Thurs. 26th June - Big Band Sound
At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. With the Johnny Spice Swing Orchestra. One of their early public appearances was for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Celebrations. 01323 410611.
Thurs. 26th June - Bourne To Shine
At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. The children at Bourne School want to show that they are ‘shining stars’. 7pm. £6. 01323 412000.
Thurs. 26th June - Once in a Lifetime
At The 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. The Final Tour featuring The Osmonds, David Essex, Showaddywaddy and Les Mckeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers. Please only purchase tickets through authorised ticketing sites incl. www.axs.com & www.stubhub.com
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Thurs. 26th - 29th June Goodwood Festival of Speed
At the Goodwood Estate, Chichester. The 2014 Festival of Speed theme is ‘Addicted to Winning – The Unbeatable Champions of Motor Sport’, celebrating drivers, riders, teams and manufacturers who have all swept before them in their chosen sport. www.goodwood.co.uk
Thurs. 26th June - Carrie’s War
At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7.30pm. Apollo Theatre Company. When the Second World War air raids threaten their safety in the city, Carrie is evacuated to the Welsh countryside. 01892 678678.
Fri. 27th June - Gary Delaney: Purist
At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm. Gary thinks that most shows don’t contain enough jokes, and is trying single handedly to redress the balance. 01892 678678.
The 5 Biggest Mistakes Made By Landlords 1. Not investing in kitchens and bathrooms - It costs relatively little to tile a bathroom and provide clean and new worktops in kitchens. Kitchens and bathrooms are a major “turnoff ” on viewings. 2. Installing light cream coloured carpets - They look modern, but stain quickly – Darker shades are much more serviceable. 3. Not reviewing rent regularly, particularly when the same tenant stays in the property. Allowing rent levels to fall behind market rate can significantly impact your property. 4. Not Carrying out credit checks on tenants- The most credit worthy looking tenant may have CCJs and a record of exploiting unwary landlords. 5. Not putting up a “to let” board- As a result no-one passing and no one locally knows it’s available to let.
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Pets, Wildlife, Equestrian
Sat. 28th June - Joe McElderry
At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. There is only one Joe McElderry, and there is only one night for you to see this incredible singer performing songs from Rock, Pop to Classical. 01424 462288.
Sat. 28th June Local and Live Sessions
At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm - Opening Set - The Paul Dunton Orchestra, 9pm - The Varlies, 10pm - The Alex Beharrell Band (headline). 01892 678678.
Fri. 27th & 28th June Dolly Parton - Blue Smoke Tour
At the the O2 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. The iconic singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist Dolly Parton brings her Blue Smoke show to the UK. 0844 8560202.
Fri. 27th - 29th June - Leeds Castle Triathalon
At Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, Kent. The great sport of Triathlon is coming to Kent’s 900 year old castle. Complete an open water swim in the moat, road cycle and cross country run around the estate. One not to be missed! In association with Ocean Lake Triathlon and Triathlon England. 27 June - Junior Aquathlon. 28 June – Sprint Tri (750m/26k/5k) 29 June – Standard Tri (1500m/40k/10k). www.leeds-castle.com
Fri. 27th June - The Jive Aces
At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. With the UK’s top jive and swing band. Adults £5. 01323 410611.
Fri. 27th June - Arrival UK
ABBA Tribute Band at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. 01424 462288.
Fri. 27th June - Every Last Friday
Live music at venues in Battle. See main feature on page 32 and 33.
Fri. 27th June - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
At The Royal Albert Hall, London at 7.30pm. Joined by the Orchestra of the Swan and their Chamber Choir to perform their two seminal albums. The Human Menagerie and the Psychomodo. 0207 589 8212.
Sat. 28th & 29th June Eridge Horse Trials & Country Market
At Eridge Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. See page 42 for full details.
Sat. 28th & 29th June - Cyprus Wine Festival
At Alexandra Palace, Woodgreen, London. The best in Cypriat wines and traditional food. http://www.parikiaki.com/cyprus-wine-festival-2013/
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Birds of a Feather
o far the weather is behaving itself this year, many of our garden birds are able to find plenty of natural food around, the Blue Tits using my nest box at home are working their socks off, regularly bringing in caterpillars and spiders to rear their five little chicks. Again this year the Jackdaws and Starlings are chomping away through the suet fat balls, to slow consumption
down a little I had to change one of my feeders for a new caged one, this still allowed my smaller visitors to have a tuck in but the bigger “bullies” and the ever increasing Starling gang ( which are probably the most entertaining birds) had to squabble over one less feeder. It is always a good idea to keep feeders topped up this time of year, although they may not be as busy it is vital for our birdy friends to have back-
up if natural food becomes scarce for whatever reason. Here are four chicks from both my garden and the shop. Allan ..... feathers wild bird care. www.featherswildbirdcare.co.uk
Sat. 28th June - Once in a Lifetime
Sun. 29th June - Hamstreet 10k Run
At the Brighton Centre. 6pm. £42.50. Featuring US sensations The Osmonds, the iconic David Essex, Showaddywaddy & Les Mckeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers. 01273 290131.
Starts at Hamstreet Village Hall, near Ashford, TN26 2NJ. 10.30am. Returning for a fourth year with the addition of a 5k race. Medals and prizes awarded. See www.nice-work.org.uk
At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Dix’s art, shocking and mesmerizing in equal measure, presents us with an insight into a horrifying yet ultimately fascinating chapter inEurope’s turbulent history. £7. 01424 229111.
At the Bandstand Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. At the age of 22, Tom is the UK’s youngest professional swing singer and crooner. 01323 410611.
Sat. 28th June - Otto Dix
28th June - It’s Murder on the Home Front
At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.45pm. If you like ‘Allo, ‘Allo!, then you’ll love It’s Murder on the Home Front. It’s a frenetic, laugh out loud, roller coaster of a who done it set at the height of World War II. £19. 01323 412000.
Sat. 28th & 29th June Model Railway Weekend
Sun. 29th June - Tom Fitzpatrick Evening
Mon. 30th June - Gilbert and Sullivan Evening
At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm with the Eastbourne Gilbert and Sullivan Society. 01323 410611.
Mon. 30th June - 5th July - Under Milk Wood
At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Eves: 7.45pm. Thurs. and Sat. Mats. 2.30pm. Both a play and a poem, written from the heart, it offers an unforgettable journey into the roots of language and the soul of Wales. 0844 871 7615.
Mon. 30th June - 5th July The Play That Goes Wrong
At the Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station. Model railway layouts, stalls and miniature railways. 01825 720800.
Sat. 28th & 29th June - Be a Pirate Weekend
At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this new hit comedy Direct from the West End. Evenings 7.45pm Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm. 01323 412000.
Sat. 28th June - Cranbrook Farmers Market
At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. Eves: 7.30pm. Wed. and Sat. Mats. 2.30pm. Marti Pellow plays Che, a character who reflects the voice of the Argentine people. Linked to Eva by destiny, he brings conflict to the story of Eva’s rise to fame. 01892 530613.
At Bewl Water, near Lamberhurst, Kent. Lots of pirate activities. Come in fancy dress, great fun for children and adults. ADMISSION £4 per person - Children aged 4 and under FREE. At the Vestry Hall, High Street, Cranbrook from 9am - 12 noon.
Sun. 29th June Summer Plant, Garden and Produce Fair
At Pashley Manor Gardens, near Ticehurst TN5 7HE. 10am - 5pm. £8. includes gardens. 01580 200888.
Sun. 29th June - An Audience with Pam Ayres
At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 5pm. 01892 530613.
Sun. 29th June - Sing A Long A Grease
At the Theatre Royal Brighton. The brand new sing along screening of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John brought to you by the producers of Sing-a-Sound of Music. 0844 871 7615.
Sun. 29th June - Beauty and Craft Fayre
At the Powdermills Hotel, Powdermill Lane, Battle. From 11am. See main advertisement on page 37.
Mon. 30th June - 5th July - Evita
Mon. 30th June - Good Planting
At Great Dixter, Northiam. Learn how to combine plants using colour, shape, texture, repetition and balance. The aim is to bring you closer to designing your borders and associating plants with ease. Lead by Fergus Garrett. £100. 01797 252878 ext. 3.
Thurs. 3rd - 13th July British Summertime Hyde Park
At Hyde Park London. Acts confirmed for this year include: Arcade Fire, The Libertines, Sir Tom Jones with Little Mix and Boyzone, Black Sabbath, McBusted with Backstreet Boys and Neil Young and Crazy Horse. www.axs.com/uk/series/335
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