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WHAT’S ON March 2014



Sir Chris Hoy Exclusive

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What’s On March 2014 Sat. 1st - 2nd March. - The Suzuki Dinghy Show

At Alexandra Palace, Woodgreen, London. Hundreds of boats, clubs and classes, talks and coaching. Expert advice. Meet sailing heroes. www.dinghyshow.org.uk or call 0844 858 9069. Sat. 1st March. - Meet the Steam Giants At Brede Waterworks on the A28, 6 miles north of Hastings. Entrance top of Brede Hill. Free entry and parking. The steam pumping engines have been restored and are in motion again. 01323 897310.

Until Sun. 9th March. - La Boheme

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. Staged fully in-the-round, this production transforms the iconic Royal Albert Hall into 1940s Paris. The vibrant café society, the bitter cold of the police checkpoint and the harsh reality of the student’s stark surroundings, all beautifully depicted and brought to life. Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 027 589 8212.

Sat. 1st - 31st March - Food and Wine

At Bodiam Castle, near Robertsbridge. 11am - 4pm. Learn what people ate and drank in medieval times. 01580 830196. Normal admission.

Sat. 1st March - The TNT Travel Show

At the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington. 9.30am 5.30pm. Exclusive travel deals, travel companies and inspirational seminars on the latest must see destinations. www.tnttravelshow.com

Sat. 1st March. - Jason Manford (Comedy)

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 8pm. 01424 462288.

Sat. 1st & 2nd March - Bass Guitar Show

At the Olympia Conference Centre, London. Open 10am - 6pm daily. www.londonbassguitarshow.com

1st-6th March - The Mrs. Carter Show BEYONCÉ

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. Beyoncé was named Best Live Act at the MTV European Music Awards 0844 856 0202.

Sat. 1st March.-Tunbridge Wells Farmers Market On the Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells from 9am - 2pm.


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March 2014 P.34

House and Home P.2 - 17 Wedding Services P.18 - 20 Travel P. 21 Sir Chris Hoy Interview P.22 - 27 Food and Drink P.28 - 37 Gig Guide P.30 Garden Services P.38 - 43 Fashion, Leisure and Gifts P.44 - 49

Chelsea 2014 P.42 Prince Harry P.48

Health, Fitness and Beauty P.49 - 51 Antiques and Collectables P.52 & 53 Nursing and Care P.54 - 57 Pets and Wildlife P.57 - 59

Chris Hoy P. 22

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FLEET GALLERY Fleet Gallery is currently exhibiting work by local artist Amanda Nicol. Her work is a reflection of the local environment, especially Hastings Country Park, where she tries to capture a sense of place and how it feels to her. Amanda trained as a Conservator and Restorer of oil paintings and has worked in several London studios specialising in Old Master Paintings.

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Sat. 1st March - Free Cooked Breakfast

At Callenders, Upper High Street, Hailsham. 9.30am - 11.30am. Available on Hailsham Street Market days only. Every Saturday in March except the 8th March. See main ad. on page 33.

Sat. 1st March - Robertsbridge Village Market

At Robertsbridge Village Hall, Station Road, from 10am - 12.30pm.

Sat. 1st March - Rose Marie in Concert

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. £18. Her flame red hair has become one of the enduring icons of popular music since the 1970s. Her special guest is comic Billy Hunter. 01323 412000.

Sun. 2nd March Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon

At Fusion Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre, St John’s Road, Tunbridge wells, TN4 9TX. 9am. Voted 4th best Half Marathon in Runners World. http://www.twharriers.org.uk

Sun. 2nd March Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman celebrate 30 years of Fascinating Aïda with a brand new show. Tickets £24.40. 0844 871 7677.

Sun. 2nd March - Ray Davies, American Songs, Stories and Home Movies

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7pm. This will be the first time Ray has toured the UK as an acoustic duo since his Storyteller shows over ten years ago. Tickets £48 to £58. 01424 229111.

Sun. 2nd March - Eastbourne Half Marathon

At Princes Park, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7LQ. 10am. Town and rural route. 2,000 competitors. http://www.eastbournehalf.co.uk

Sun. 2nd March - Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra - Alexandra Wood

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 3pm. Roderick Dunk - conductor Alexandra Wood - violin. Mozart - Symphony No 35 ‘Haffner’. Bruch Scottish Fantasy. Schumann - Symphony No 4. 01892 530613.

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Sun. 2nd March English Natural Opera: Peter Grimes

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 3pm. Experience the searing psychological drama, intrigue and suspense of British composer Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes in a screened transmission from the London Coliseum, home of the English National Opera, and captured in stunning multi-camera HD. 01892 678678.

Mon. 3rd - 8th March - Fallen Angels

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Eves: 7.45pm. Thurs. and Sat. Mats: 2.30pm. Jenny Seagrove and Sara Crowe star as best friends Julia and Jane, in a heavenly new production of Noël Coward’s divine comedy classic. 0844 871 7677.

Mon. 3rd March World Tennis Day Showdown

At Earls Court 2, London. World Tennis Day Showdown gives you the chance to see Andre Agassi battle Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl take on Pat Cash as they revive their epic Grand Slam rivalries. This special event is part of a global day of tennis celebration intended to encourage sports across the world. www.worldtennisday.com/london

Mon. 3rd March - Newton Faulkner

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7pm. Double number 1, multi-platinum selling, Brit nominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso Newton Faulkner is set to release his new album Studio Zoo through RCA on August 26. £19.50. 01424 229111.

Mon. 3rd March - Ruby Wax

At the Dome Brighton. 7.30pm. The show is based on her critically acclaimed book Sane New World which helps us understand why we sabotage our sanity with our own thinking. £17.50. 01273 709709.

Mon. 3rd - 8th March - HMS Pinafore

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Eves: 7.45pm. Wed. and Sat. mats. 2.30pm. With infectious tunes and a beautifully constructed libretto it deals with the age¬old conundrum of love between social classes, joyful, witty and fun for all the family! Tickets £14.50 to £22.00 01323. 412000.

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Painting workshops from Halcyon Days Annie Sloan has developed her paint and techniques over the last 25 years. It is stated as ‘The Best Paint in The World’ by many of it’s users It has a wonderful soft, matt finish that is ideal for furniture. There are many exciting colours that can be mixed to achieve the hue that you favour. Here is the ‘biggy’: IT REQUIRES NO PRIMING, NO RUBBING DOWN AND it can be used on almost anything, old waxed pine, on metal and varnished wood. It is fantastic for walls as it allows the wall to breathe (can be waxed after for luxurious finish). It can be used on floors (concrete or wood) and then finished with Annie Sloan’s water based floor varnish). You can also apply it outside on walls, wood, metal, plastic or terracotta. Just leave to cure (harden) before exposing to the rain. We run paint courses at our home in New Romney where you can learn to upcycle furniture and other items. We will teach you paint effects that will revamp and embellish your furniture,You will gain the confidence to colour combine (and to be daring!) you will learn that you cannot ‘mess up’ just enjoy. THE INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP will inspire you to transform rooms, renew kitchens or just recycle a piece of furniture. You will learn how to use CHALK PAINT® and achieve a wonderful finish, a one coloured aged look, a two coloured aged look and a crackled paint finish.

Call us for dates and details of our classes.

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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.

Mon. 3rd March - Same (Theatre)

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, two of which are alight making it a warm and welcoming environment. Stoves on display include Stovax, Franco Belge, Portway, Villager, Nordpeis, Bronpi, Dovre, Yeoman, Charnwood and many more. 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. Their forge offers a bespoke service for gates, fencing and general ironwork. 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.

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7pm. Same is TYTC’s home performance as part of the National Theatre Connections competition. Connections celebrate great new writing for the stage and the energy, commitment and talent of young theatre makers. 01892 678678.

Mon. 3rd March - Have-a-go Longbow

At Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Kent. 2.15pm. £18 per person. A full hour of expert tuition, learning to shoot like the Archers of Agincourt. Booking essential on 01892 893868.

Tues. 4th - 6th March - Ecobuild

At Excel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. Ecobuild is the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment and the UK’s largest construction event of any kind. Open 10am - 6pm (5pm Thursday). www.ecobuild.co.uk

Tues. 4th March - Blue Jasmine (12A)

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7.30pm. £5.00. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ignored, she tries to recover in her present. 01424 229111.

Wed. 5th March - General Antiques Sale

At Burstow and Hewett, Lower Lake, Battle. See page 52.

Wed. 5th March - Rye Farmers Market

Every Wednesday 10am - 12 noon at Strand Quay, Rye.

Wed. 5th - 23rd March National Theatre Live: War Horse

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. At its heart are astonishing lifesize puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. Recorded at the New London Theatre, London. Running time: 180min. 01892 678678.

Wed. 5th March - Off Road Mobility

At Brightling Park, near Robertsbridge. Showing the latest equipment to provide users to go off road in these mobility scooters. See main ad. on page 57. Call to book your place. 01435 864155.

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Wed. 5th March - Nigel Kennedy

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. 7.30pm. Tickets: £39. Worldfamous violinist, Nigel Kennedy, presents a typically maverick musical programme celebrating the music of Bach as well as other brilliant composers that have influenced Kennedy. 01892 530613.

Thurs. 6th March - Imelda May

Wed. 5th March - Marc Almond and John Harle

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. Irish rockabilly queen Imelda has come a long way since her debut album in 2003. Her 3rd major label album Mayhem has caused havoc throughout the world, clearly finding an audience who weren’t being catered for by most modern artists. Tickets: £25 Standing, £27.50 Seated. 01892 530613.

Thurs. 6th March Anton du Beke - Ballroom to Broadway

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. In conversation with director Richard Digby Day, she tells stories of her childhood, growing up during the Second World War, her rise to stardom, her leather-clad triumph in The Avengers, and her casting as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger. 01323 412000.

At the Dome, Brighton. 8pm. ‘We all know that Marc Almond can sing, but it still comes as a shock to hear his thrillingly drawn-out climax to Harle’s ‘The Arrival of Spring’, emoting words adapted from William Blake with operatic oomph’ The Independent. . 01273 709709.

Fri. 7th March - Honor Blackman as Herself

Fri. 7th March - An Audience With Clive Aslet

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 2.30pm. Featuring memorable dances alongside sensational new choreography, timeless tunes and strictly dazzling costumes to conjure up the elegance of Ballroom at its best and the unmissable razzle dazzle of Broadway. 01323 412000.

At Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, Kent. Arrival 6.30pm. Talk 7.15pm. £20. Clive is the editor at Large of Country Life Magazine and writes extensively for other National media. 01622 765400. Booking essential.

At the Memorial Hall, Battle at 7.30pm. A talk by Hartdyke from Lullingstone Castle describing his time in captivity in Panama, his escape and his development of the world garden at Lullingstone. 01424 777438. Tickets £7.00.

At the Kent County Showground, Detling, near Maidstone. Now in it’s fourth year, the show will be a mix of demonstrations, personalities, trade stands, advice and fun. 01474 536535.

Fri. 7th & 8th March S.E Woodworking and Power Tool Show

Thurs. 6th March - From Captivity to a Castle

Fri. 7th March - Circus of Horrors London after Midnight

Thurs. 6th March - Rolvenden Farmers Market

At St. Mary’s Church, Rolvenden from 10am - 12 noon every Thursday.

Thurs. 6th March - Hastings Farmers Market

At Wellington Place and Queens Road, Hastings from 10am - 3pm.

Thurs. 6th March - The Stranglers

At the Dome, Brighton. 7pm. £24.50. One of the great stories from the punk generation, with their own highly original sound that combined a brilliant melodic touch with a genuine dark aggression and an effortless cool. 01273 709709.

Thurs. 6th March - Piano Concerto Semi Final

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 5pm. Also on Sat. 8th at 6pm. Six finalists play their chosen Piano Recitals. An exciting evening not to be missed! Tickets: £8.00. 01424 462288.

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. The show that stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent is back with an awe-inspiring rock-n-roller-coaster of show that flies like a bat out of hell to celebrate an astounding 18 years of shock n’ roll. Tickets: £25, £20 01892 530613.

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Fri. 7th March - Bexhill Farmers Market

Every Friday at Devonshire Square, Bexhill on Sea at 8.30am - 2pm.

Fri. 7th March - Brede Farmers Market

At Brede Village Hall, every Friday form 10am - 12 noon.

Fri. 7th & 8th March Photographic Society Colour Show

At Hailsham Community Centre, 7.30pm. Fri. at 7.30pm. Sat. at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £5.00. 01323 845569. An audio visual event with projected images and music.

Fri. 7th March - Wilde Without the Boy

At the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne at 7.30pm. Professional drama and a solo theatrical presentation. £10.00. 0845 680 1926. Based on a letter written by Oscar Wilde in Reading Jail.

Fri. 7th March - Piaf: The Songs

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm. Eve Loiseau sings the songs of Edith Piaf with Fiona Barrow (violin) and Murray Grainger (accordion). 01892 678678.

Fri. 7th March Juan Martin Flamenco Dance Ensemble

Fri. 7th - 9th March - Move It

At Olympia Grand Hall, London. The UK’s biggest dance and performing arts event. MOVE IT brings together the whole industry for an amazing three day celebration of dance. Watch dancing stars and celebrities performing live Be wowed by 100 amazing performances. Try a different dance style from a choice of over 250 classes. Shop and find a bargain. See the latest clothing ranges. See the best dance schools, colleges and training at the new showcase theatre. Open 10am - 7pm. (5pm on Sunday). www.moveitdance.co.uk

At St. Mary in the Castle, Hastings. 7.30pm. Voted the top Flamenco guitarist in the world and supported by a line up of the finest musicians and Flamenco dancers fusing Flamenco and Gypsy Jazz. £19.50 and £21.50. 01323 841414.

Fri. 7th - 15th March - When We Are Married

At the Stables Theatre, The Bourne, Hastings. A Yorkshire farcical comedy by JB Priestley. A Stables Theatre Production. 01424 423221.

Sat. 8th March - Headcorn Farmers Market

At New Village Hall, off High Street, Headcorn from 9.30am - 12.30pm.

Sat. 8th March - Stonegate Farmers Market

At Stonegate Village Hall, 10am - 12 noon.

Sat. 8th March - International Celebration

At Pestalozzi Village, Ladybird Lane, Sedlescombe. Learn more about the countries and cultures of the students, from Zimbabwe, Zambia and Uganda to India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and Belize. 01424 870444.

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Sat. 8th March - 26th April - Two Into One

At the Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU. Written and directed by the master of farce Ray Cooney . All George Pigden has to do is book a hotel room for MP Richard Willey to meet his mistress. But the bumbling aide makes a series of disastrous mistakes, and extreme complications ensue… 0207 3781713.

Sat. 8th March - The Strawbs

At the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne at 7.30pm. Dave Lambert, Chas Cronk, who together formed the front line of the classic 70’s line up are still there as is Dave Cousins, undoubtedly the heart and soul of our most successful international progressive folk, rock band. Tickets £18.50. 01323 841414.

Sat. 8th March - Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)

At Vinehall School Theatre, Robertsbridge. Works by Rachmaninov, Chopin, Scarlatti. 01580 883092.

Sat. 8th March Tunbridge Wells Farmers Market

On Civic Way outside the Town Hall, 9am - 2pm.

Sat. 8th March - The Bible (Abridged)

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Performed by the Reduced Shakespeare Co. From Fig Leaves to Final Judgment… The Good Book Just Got Better! £17.00. 01323 412000.

Sat. 8th March - Food and Craft Market

At Battle Memorial Hall, High Street, Battle. 11am - 3pm.

Sat. 8th March - Hailsham Farmers Market

At the Cattle Market site, Market Street, Hailsham. 9am - 12.30pm.

Sat. 8th March - Fred Clark and Seb Pettitt

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Enjoy a breakfast at The Trinity Theatre and listen to free music from Fred Clark and Seb Pettitt from 10.30am.

Sat. 8th March - Hedda Gabler

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7.30pm. By Henrik Ibsen. Icarus Theatre Collective. “These impulses come over me all of a sudden, and I just can’t resist them”. 01892 678678.

Sun. 9th March Hot Flush - The Musical

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. 7.30pm. Tickets: £20. Meet Myra, Sylvia, Helen and Jessica in this hilarious show. Share in the friendships, the secrets, the tears, the laughs and ups and downs of four ordinary women – and one man – living extraordinary lives. More fun than joining a gym. Hot Flush! might even leave you feeling 34½ again! Starring LESLEY JOSEPH. 01892 530613.

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Wedding Services L

ocal business woman Maureen Fuller’s 50 years in the retail trade in Hastings, East Sussex and still going strong at Mr Geddes-Muir, 172 Queens Road, Hastings, East Sussex.

Maureen started working in the retail trade in 1963. Her first job was in Plummer Roddis now known as Debenhams where she worked for over 30 years. Mr Geddes-Muir a local independent

formal hire business has one of the largest ranges of formal hire on the south coast from DJs to prom suits, frock coats and morning tails. They have sizes to suit all, with over 25 modern or ancient highland tartans to choose from. On the ground floor they have a wonderful collection of prom dresses and evening wear in sizes 6-18 and stock over 200 different dresses to hire or buy. Maureen wishes to take the opportunity to thank all of her loyal customers and staff who have made it possible. She puts her success down to old fashioned customer care and one to one service from her team of excellent staff. To celebrate 20 years in the formal hire business Geddes-Muir are offering all groom and best men half price suits for this coming wedding season. Please call in to see them where you’ll find their friendly staff waiting to help you. No appointments needed.

Sun. 9th March - Kent Boat Jumble

At the Hop Farm Country Park, Beltring, near Paddock Wood.

Sun. 9th March - Yoga For Runners Workshop

At The Yoga-Life Studio, The Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne, BN21 1BD 10.30am. http://www.yoga4runnersuk.co.uk

Sun. 9th March - Ellie Goulding

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. Ellie Goulding will play The O2 on Sunday 9 March 2014 as part of a three-date arena tour, due to unprecedented demand for tickets on the rest of her UK tour. 0844 8560202.

Sun. 9th March The London Philharmonic Orchestra

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 3pm. Dvorák Scherzo capriccioso Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1. Mahler Blumine. Shostakovich Symphony No. 1. Ilyich Rivas conductor. Simon Trpceski piano. Tickets £13 to £25. 01323 412000.

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At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 2.30pm. Colourful characters, wit, warmth, wonder and, of course, audience participation make this a special Sunday afternoon for children of all ages. (4+). 01892 678678.

Sun. 9th March - Lydd Half Marathon

At Banks Sports Club, Dennes Lane, Lydd, TN29 7HG. 10am. The race starts and finishes outside Lydd town centre and is a pancake flat course, presenting an opportunity to post a swift time. Ideal London preparation too! http://www.nice-work.org.uk

Sun. 9th March - The Funny Tucker Show

At the Devonhire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Join Local Boy Tucker, top comedian and Star of Eastbourne Pantomimes, Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty, for an unmissable night of hilarious entertainment. £16. 01323 412000.

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For intrepid travellers looking for a luxurious but authentic and stimulating holiday, Africa is the perfect destination! With so many different experiences available, the travel experts at Southern Cross Travel recommend starting with a twin-centre holiday in Kenya and Tanzania. For a unique start to your holiday, stay for 2 nights at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi. This is the only place in the world where you can feed giraffe from your second floor bedroom window, over the breakfast table and at the front door! Relax in style whilst photographing the resident giraffe and warthogs, not to mention more than 180 species of birds. From Nairobi, fly onto the Masai Mara for an authentic safari experience. Southern Cross Travel highly recommends the 1920’s Cottars Safari Camp. The boutique camp accommodates up to 12 guests in white canvas tents, equipped with full en-suite facilities, a main bedroom and an outdoor veranda. (There is also a honeymoon tent for our newlywed couples!) Enjoy game drives with professional guides, and keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five from the comfort of a Four Wheel Drive (or if you would really like to experience the 1920’s, take a ride in an original wooden car!). After your game drives, relax in the tented reading room and enjoy dinner whilst looking out over the Kenyan landscape. When your safari ends, Southern Cross Travel recommends continuing onto Tanzania for a week at the exclusive Palms Hotel in Zanzibar. With just six luxurious villas situated right on the beach, this is the perfect spot to wind down. Swim in the Indian Ocean, try your hand at Kite Surfing on the vast stretches of white sand, take a cruise on a Catamaran or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings. There are a multitude of holiday opportunities within Africa and the options for your next holiday are endless! Our resident Africa expert in our Rye office, Trevor Bones, is on hand to offer inspiration for your next trip and will be happy to

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make an appointment to discuss your next adventure in person. As independent, local experts in tailor-made holidays to worldwide destinations, Southern Cross Travel will create a bespoke itinerary to suit you and your holiday requirements. Contact us today to discuss your next holiday – we will be delighted to hear from you! SOUTHERN CROSS TRAVEL The Old Library, High Street, Wadhurst – 01892 783896 77A The Mint, Rye – 01797 229200 Africa@southerncrosstravel.co.uk www.southerncrosstravel.co.uk

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Sir Chris Hoy Sir Chris Hoy MBE is GB’s most successful Olympic athlete of all time, with six gold medals and one silver. Chris won his first Olympic gold medal in Athens 2004 in the Kilo – an event that was dropped from the programme for Beijing 2008. Chris took this in his stride and switched his focus to three other track sprint events – the Keirin, Sprint and Team Sprint. He went on to win a gold medal in all three at the Beijing Olympics, cementing his name in the history books.


ollowing his historic hat-trick of gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, Chris was voted 2008 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. He was also awarded a Knighthood in the 2009 New Year Honours list, capping an extraordinary year for the track cyclist from Edinburgh. In 2012 at his home Olympic Games in London, Chris won his fifth and sixth gold medals- in the Keirin and Team Sprint- becoming Great Britain’s most successful Olympic athlete of all time with six gold medals and one silver. Chris retired from competitive cycling in 2013 and his achievements throughout his career make him Scotland’s most successful Olympian, the first Briton since 1908 to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games, and the most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time.

Following his retirement, Chris remains passionate about bikes – and has succesfully made the transition into the business world following the launch of his bike range HOY Bikes

What’s On Magazine met up with Sir Chris Hoy at The Bike Show. Chris, how’s life treating you now you’ve retired from the professional circuit? It’s been great - it’s been very busy and very different to what I was doing before. I used to be in a very ordered programme where I knew exactly what I was doing every day - I’d plan weeks in advance, but now there’s no typical week. The one consistent thing is the Hoy Bikes project, which is probably taking up about half my time.

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It’s been really good fun and just great to have something to get my teeth into, and it keeps me on the bike as I’m testing them. What else is taking up your time? I’ve been doing a bit of motor racing - it’s just a hobby but it’s amazing how the same competitive instincts kick in that I used when I was cycling. I’m also working on various charity projects, plus have been doing stuff for the Commonwealth Games in my ambassadorial role, as well as being an ambassador for the Air Cadets. What was the inspiration behind launching your own range of bikes? Back in 201 I didn’t know exactly when I was going to retire but I knew that regardless of whether I stopped after London or after Glasgow, my professional career was coming to an end and it was just a matter of finding something to capture my imagination and really give me a motivation for getting up in the morning. To make your own bikes and to design them, test them, choose the componentry, geometry, everthing - it’s a fantastic thing to be able to do and I guess I’ve always wanted to be able to do it. Ever since I was a kid when I was racing BMX’s, I would work at my part time job when I was at school and save up the money to try to put together the best possible bike for my budget. I would be buying second-hand components and was working in bike shop so I’d get discount on new ones. Essentially it’s the same project now, just done on a much bigger scale. It’s quite mental to be able to do it and hugely satisfying when I see people out on the bikes. Do you get great satisfaction seeing your bikes out on the streets? In fact I never expected to see any on the roads for a while, I remember coming down to London just about a week or two after we launched the bikes. I was with Rob, my manager in a taxi and he said ‘when do you think we will see our first Hoy Bike out on the road?’. I said ‘ come on there are four million bikes sold in the UK every year and we had sold about fifty at that point so the likelihood of seeing one was about the same as winning the lottery’. Literally as the words came out of my mouth this guy rode past our taxi on one of my bikes. I was convinced my manager had set it up but apparently not. What’s the best part of the development process? I’m still a bit of a sucker for the test riding - I love getting a prototype, one that I’ve designed, and it arrives looking very innocuous as it’s not yet painted and you set it up and get a nervous feeling about if it’s going to work or not. When the track bike arrived, which to be fair is based pretty closely on my race bike, it was bang on and while that was exciting I was also disappointed that there was nothing I could say - they’d nailed it first time.

to get up the hills. When I wa racing the track I didn’t do it at all as it’s a very different kind of skill and fitness required, so mountain biking is one of those things that I’ve really enjoyed getting back into. It’s so much fun, you get up to these beautiful parts of the country and just enjoy riding your bike, it’s really great. Have you got a favourite spot you like to head out to? The Pentland Hills around Edinburgh are my favourite. They’re only half an hour from the city centre so considering they’re so close to a major city they’re pretty cool. Any tips for young people who want to be professional cyclists? You have to enjoy it - you don’t want to take it too seriously. But having said that, when you’re racing or when you’re training, give it your all, and don’t worry about other people because it’s easy at that age to be disheartened when you see that there’s people much better than you. Usually it’s because they’re bigger or growing faster or they just have a bit more experience and you’re not on a level playing field when you’re in your childhood - it kind of levels out when you hit your late teens. Apparently you have also started enjoying some car racing, can you tell us about this? Yes I am still enjoying my cycling four or five days a week, but motorsport is something that I have been a fan of for a number of years and now that I have retired from cycling there has been more opportunities for me to do some motor racing. I did some competing last year in the SL1 Cup and I really enjoyed it. Although it is obviously really different to cycling you get the same adrenaline rush when you are sitting there on startline waiting to go. There are obviously more risks in this sport and you don’t take those lightly but at the end of the day you could get hit by a bus when you are crossing the street. You have got to enjoy your life and do the things that you love doing. It has been a dream come true that I have managed to keep racing cycles into my mid 30’s. I understand that you have recently had a tour of Australia, what’s the cycling scene like out there? It’s amazing and they had a charity race whilst I was out there which had nearly 7,000 entries and 40,000 visitors to Adelaide who had just come to see it. They have got some good flat terrain and also some challenging hills. I cycled up a mountain and had some fantastic views of Adelaide stretched out beneath me.

Is there something for everyone in the range? Yes, we’re trying to make it accessible to people so we came up with some mid-range road bikes and hybrid bikes plus a track bike that range in price from £550 up to £1,300 and the range is set to expand both ways. We’ve also got the 650c, the kids’ track bike. There aren’t many track bikes around for kids - with new velodromes opening up all over the country they want to ahve a go but they tend to get fobbed off with fairly average components and heavy frames which aren’t much fun to ride. We’ve really put a lot of work and effort into it and they’ve been well received by the three younger test pilots we have.

What Inspired you to start cycling? I think all kids go through a stage where they love bikes and it gives you the freedom to decide how fast you go, where you go and what you do. It’s exciting and you feel like you really have grown up once you are riding your own bicycle. I saw a BMX bike for the first time when I was watching the chase sequence in ET, the Extra Terrestrial. Seeing them tearing trhough the streets really caught my attention and straight away I thought ‘I want to be doing that’. There was a BMX track about ten minutes away from my house and my dad brought me a second hand bike from a jumble sale for £5 and I set about customising it with grips and badges and it was the best thing that I have ever seen. The only problem was I snapped the frame within the first couple of months and I think that my parents realised that they had to get me a proper BMX bike, so that is how it all started. I started racing bikes when I was 7.

Now that you don’t have to faocus on the track, are you enjoying different kinds of cycling? Yeah definitely. I used to race mountain bikes when I was 15, 16 and 17 and I loved it, but I wasn’t very good at it as I’m a bit heavy

When was the first time that you raced competitively? I raced at an opening meeting in Manchester, it was October 1994 and there was a brand new indoor facility for the first time ever in the UK. I raced in the 8 Nations Cup. I never dreamt I was

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going to be a world or olympic champion, I just thought I have an opportunity to see how far I can go, perhaps travel the world or compete in the Commonwealth Games but I knew then this was something I was going to devote my life to without knowing how far I was going to go. In the old days when you were competing for the world championships you were given a tracksuit top which was your only leisurewear, you had to sign out for it, use it for the week and then hand it back in. Nowadays if you get on the squad you get your kit for every different weather condition, you have leisurewear and it’s really unrecognisable from where it used to be. Are the memories of London 2012 your most vivid? I actually don’t remember much of the race, I remember more seeing the video of the race afterwards. It was one of those races where things were just on a knife edge, if Lavey had just got half a wheel in front of me he could have shut me down on the last corner and I probably would have came fourth or fifth. I managed to hang on and drive into the last corner and once I had the inside line that was it. Have you been back to the Velodrome since? Yes I was there a few days ago doing some filming for a project that I have coming up. I thought there would be lots of memories and ghosts of what had happened but it felt very different. It actually reminded me of the first time that I had been there before the olympics for a weeks training before the World Cup. In a way it was quite sad because an empty stadium doesn’t have the same atmosphere and it reminds me more of the thousands of hours of training, slogging your guts out and putting in every last ounce of effort rather than remembering the excitement of the race itself. It’s weird the things that come back to you. I remember going

to the toilet to get changed before the final race. This was the biggest race of my life and I was very focused and very serious and as I was bent over naked in this toilet putting my skin suit on, my bum must have triggered the hand dryer because I got this sudden whoosh of hot air behind me and I stood up, laughed at myself and thought ‘Do you know what, it’s not so serious after all’. It helped to put a bit of perspective on it all. You’re an ambassador for UNICEF - what was your reason for getting involved with them? In the lead-up to the Games in 2012, UNICEF had a programme called international inspiration, which was a way of trying to improve children’s lives in some of the poorest countries of the world through sport. Since then, I’ve continued as an ambassador for UNICEF as it does a huge amount of really good work around the world. I also do some work with a small Scottish charity, the Scottish Association for Mental Health, as I think mental health is something we don’t really talk about yet a lot of people suffer from it. I’ve had various teammates and friends who had had mental health issues over the year and it’s still a bit of a taboo, so I like to give them any help I can to raise their profile. At one end of the spectrum is a huge global charity that everyone knows about and at the other is quite a small one that you feel could possibly have a bigger impact on with the time you’ve got.

Thank you Chris www.chrishoy.com http://www.hoybikes.com/ http://www.twitter.com/chrishoy

What’s On Editor with Sir Chris Hoy

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Freediving - the sport of Apnea .... Diving on one breath of air. Most divers and swimmers will have practiced Freediving at some time. Everytime you go underwater whilst holding your breath, you are freediving. There are many different reasons why people freedive. For some, it is the freedom to explore the underwater realm without bulky scuba equipment. For others, it is exploring their potential for breathold (apnea) and depth. Individuals interested in freediving are strongly encouraged to undertake a course with a qualified instructor and to never freedive alone. Many diving enthusiasts had the opportunity to meeet the Freediving 200 team at The Dive Show, Excel London. The show ran alongside The Bike Show, The Triathalon Show and The Adventure Travel Show. Freediving 2000 is proactive freediving school and club based in Uckfield, East Sussex. We run 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. The Freediving 2000 team at Owner, Karen Parrott strives to The Dive Show, Excel London. make Freediving 2000 not only safe but a fun way to learn to freedive. We take pride in every service we provide and have unrivalled ‘personal’ aftercare. Our highly experienced team are here to pass on a great deal of knowledge and expertise to students and club memebers. Freediving 2000 also offers a wide range of quality freediving equipment at very competitive prices.

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Food & Drink For 25 years we have travelled extensively through the vineyards of France, Italy, Spain, Germany and beyond in pursuit of Europe’s greatest wines. You can find the culmination of that journey at The Weald Wine Cellars, Moor Hill Hawkhurst. (Next door to the Black Pig). We believe that provenance is just as important when it comes to wine as it is when it comes to food. Let’s face it we consume both! But the labelling for wine and what goes into it is not nearly as strict as it is with food products. So trust and traceability are very important. Over the years we have forged a vital personal link with small wine producers across Europe. They know that the only way that they can compete in this very competitive market is to produce consistently interesting wines of the up most quality and value. They also need a specialist Importer/Retailer with expert knowledge to sell them and that’s where we come in. LIKE YOU WE KNOW GOOD WINE WHEN WE TASTE IT!

Mon. 10th - 15th March - Tonights the Night

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Eves: 7.45pm. Thurs. and Sat. Mats. 2.30pm. Tonight’s the Night, the smash hit West End musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod Stewart. It’s an all-singing, all-dancing feel good show which went on to play sold-out theatres across the UK. Tickets £17.50 to £45.90. 0844 871 7677.

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Mon. 10th - 15th March - Black Coffee

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Eves: 7.45pm. Wed. and Sat. Mats. 2.30pm. Robert Powell is the new Poirot. A quintessential English country estate is thrown into chaos following the murder of eccentric inventor Sir Claud Amory, and the theft of his new earth shattering formula. Arriving at the estate just moments too late, one man immediately senses a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the estate’s occupants. That man is Hercule Poirot. Tickets £14.50 to £22. 01323 412000.

Mon. 10th March Mike and the Mechanics

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. £24.50 To £34.50. The Living Years 25th Anniversary. Mike Rutherford / Andrew Roachford / Tim Howar. Special Guests Sadie and the Hotheads (fronted by Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern). Mike Rutherford, a founder member of one of the most successful groups of all time, Genesis, formed Mike & the Mechanics in 1984 and created a side project that would go on to sell 10m records worldwide. 01892 676878.

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Mon. 10th March - Portrait Group

At St. Peter’s Community Centre, Bexhill every Monday. Develop your skills in a dedicated friendly atmosphere. Beginners welcome. Contact Maggie for details on 01424 730619.

Mon. 10th March - Tales for Toddlers

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 10.15am-11am & 11.15am - 12pm Free. Join the fantastic storytellers for fun-filled free sessions of stories, rhymes, songs and creative activities aimed at pre-school children and their parents or carers. Booking not required.

Thurs. 13th - 16th March The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show

At Olympia Central, London from 10am daily. The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show celebrates a whole host of crafts; from knitting, sewing and dressmaking to quilting, crochet, cross stitch, homestyling and textile art. With over 200 companies exhibiting, you’ll leave the show with essential supplies and inspiration for your own projects, whatever your craft passion. www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/spring

Thurs. 13th March Spencers Nighthawks Orchestra

Tues. 11th March - The Bible Abridged

At the Sinden Theatre, Homewood School, Tenterden at 7.30pm with the Reduced Shakespeare Co. ‘This is a slick, fast, very funny show’ Sunday Times. Tickets £16 and £14.

At the Sinden Theatre, Homewood School, Tenterden at 7.30pm. Ragtime to Jazz and Swing. Tickets £10. (students £5).

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London at 6.30pm. Sat. Mat at 1pm. The award winning Queen of Comedy is on stage doing stand-up for the first time since her hit series Miranda aired on BBC One. 0844 856 0202.

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. Featuring the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines performing over three nights at the Royal Albert Hall. These concerts display the outstanding versatility of some of the world’s finest military musicians and are given the “West End” treatment with spectacular lighting effects. 0207 589 8212.

Thurs. 13th - 15th March Mountbatten Festival of Music

Wed. 12th & 13th March - Miranda Hart

Wed. 12th March - Magician Jamie Allan

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. Tickets: Adult £20, Under 21 £15 Jamie Allan is one of the greatest innovators of modern magic and has devised illusions that have stunned audiences across the globe. 01892 530613. ‘Absolutely brilliant’ - Alex Jones, The One Show

Wed. 12th - 16th March - Peter Pan on Ice

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. Eves: 7.30pm. Thurs. and Sat. Mats. 2.30pm. The world-renowned Russian Ice Stars brings to your theatre a new adaptation of this famous fantasy adventure by J.M. Barrie. Wendy, Michael and John are visited in the nursery by Peter Pan himself, who teaches them to fly with the help of Tinker Bell, and takes them on a magical journey to Never Land. Tickets £13.50 to £25.50. 01323 412000.

Thurs. 13th March - Big Dance Extravaganza

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7pm. Performances from Heathfield Community College. Tickets: Adults £6.50, Children and Seniors £4.50. 01892 530613.

Fri. 14th - 30th March - The Ideal Home Show

At Earls Court, London. For over 100 years the Ideal Home Show has been helping to transform British Homes. From kitchens and bathrooms, to bedrooms and basements, from fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and the latest gadgets, plus fashion, beauty and gifts, you’ll find it all under one roof at this awardwinning show. http://www.idealhomeshow.co.uk/

Fri. 14th March - Hopelessly Devoted

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm. By Kate Tempest. A Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre production. Chess is in prison. Facing a lengthy sentence, her cell mate becomes her soul mate. But when Serena is given parole, Chess faces total isolation. Hope comes in the form of a music producer looking for a reason to love music again. 01892 678678.

The White Horse Pub & Dining, Hurst Green 01580 860 235 www.thewhitehorsehurstgreen.com

MEET, EAT AND DRINK The White Horse is now open Friday Night from 6pm. Saturday Lunchtime and Evening and Sunday Lunch.

Bookings are now being taken for Mothers Day - 30th March

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Gig Guide The Six Bells Chiddingly Tel: 01825 872227 Fri. 28th Feb. - South of Saturn. Sat. 1st March - Far Cry Sun. 2nd March - Lunchtime Jazz Savannah Tues. 4th March - Folk and Blues Night. Fri. 7th March - Pearly Cubes Sat. 8th March - The Fold. 9th March - Assorted Nuts Jazz (Lunch) Fri. 14th March - Stone Blind. Sat. 15th March Supersaurus Sun. 16th March - Lunchtime Jazz Assorted Nuts Tues. 18th March - Folk and Blues Night. Fri. 21st March - Spoilage Sat. 22nd March - Dead Calm. Sun. 23rd March - Lunchtime Savannah Fri. 28th March - Mailstrom. Sat. 29th March - Primitive Instinct Sun. 30th March - Lunchtime Savannah.

The Grey Lady - Pantiles,Tunbridge Wells. 01892 544700 Fri. 28th Feb. - Salsa Camina Sun. 1st March - Project 5. Fri. 7th March - Robert Bearsby Sat. 8th March - Soul Avenue. Fri. 14th March - Violet Jazz Quartet Fri. 21st March - Ray Rich Band. Sat. 22nd March - Glide Sat. 29th March - The A Team The Bull Inn, 27 High St, Battle. 01424 775171 Acoustic jammin - all welcome 5th & 19th March at 8.30 Karaoke every Friday night after food service Wed. 26th March Seafood food theme with live modern swing jazz Victoria Haworth. Sunday 30th March - Mothering Sunday The Royal British Legion, London Road, Bexhill Tel. 01424 435844 First Monday every month - Members and guests always welcome. Creole Jazz plus talented guests from 8pm - 10.30pm. Great traditional jazz, fabulous beer and good company.

Blues with Bottle Club The Anchor, London Rd. Sevenoaks TN13 1AS 01732 454898 http://www.blueswithbottleclub.co.uk 1066 Jazz Club - jazz@1066jazzclub.co.uk Wednesday 5 March 9pm - Fran McGillivray (vocals, bass guitar, flute), EVERY FRIDAY AT AZUR, MARINA PAVILION, ST LEONARDS ON SEA. Mike Burke (fingerpicking & slide guitar, vocals) and Roger Nunn 8pm -11pm. Doors 7.30 pm. Members £8 and Guests £10 Stu. £5.00 (drums) - three extraordinary blues/country musicians. Licensed Bar. Large Dance Floor. Special Jazz Club Menu Available. Wednesday 19 March 9pm - Robin Bibi & Tony Marten For Further Information phone 01424 753784.or visit our website rocking blues! http://www.robinbibiband.co.uk/ FRIDAY 28th Feb. - Mardi Gras Party Night - John Shillito’s Select Six Friday 21 March 9pm - Steelyard Blues Friday 7th March - Graeme Hewitt’s High Society Jazz Band A stonking, rocking, gutsy and soulful band with incredible Fri. 14th Mar. - New Orleans Heat Fri. 21st Mar- Golden Eagle Jazz Band talent who have supported Spencer Davis and the Yardbirds Friday 28th March - Brian Carrick’s Algiers Stompers amongst others. www.youtube.com/steelyardblues The Cross in Hand - Heathfield. 01435 511341 Tickets £6 on the door. The Beacon, Tea Garden Lane, Rusthall, Fri. 28th Feb. - The Betties. Sat. 8th March - The Incredible Burts Tunbridge Wells TN3 9JH. Food available - 01892 524252 Fri. 21st March - The Strutt. Sat. 15th March - D.J Black Pearl - 9 George St, Hastings. 01424 719919 Sat. 29th March - 21 Whiskies Regular Live Music - Call for details

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Fri. 14th March - Comedy Club

At the Winter Garden, Eastbourne in the Gold Room. Doors 8:00pm Comedy 9:00pm Suitable for ages 17 and over. Ticket Prices: £10. Three stand up acts. 01323 412000.

Fri. 14th March - The Dreamboys

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. Tickets: £23.50. The Dreamboys are back with a brand new show. This is without a shadow of a doubt the UK’s top male glamour show, perfect for a girls night out with all your friends. 01892 530613.

Fri. 14th - 21st March - Photographic Exhibition

At Tonbridge Castle 10am - 4pm. Free entry. Over 200 photographs from the Tonbridge Camera Club.

Fri. 14th March - The Australian Pink Floyd

At the Brighton Centre. 6.30pm. The biggest and most spectacular Pink Floyd Show on the planet! Having sold over three million tickets to concerts that have taken place in 35 countries. 01273 290131.

Fri. 14th & 15th March British and International Franchise Exhibition

At Olympia National Hall, London. Ever thought about being your own boss? Find out the benefits of running an established brand with a proven track record at the British & International Franchise Exhibition. See more at: www.franchiseinfo.co.uk

Sat. 15th March - 29th June I Cheer A Dead Mans Sweetheart

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. a celebration and an exploration of painting in Britain today, presenting the recent work of twenty-one living artists whose practices span six decades. Free entry.

Sat. 15th & 16th March Country to Country Festival

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. An outstanding line up of music stars are again heading across the Atlantic for a huge two-day music festival extravaganza. Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Dixie Chicks, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, and Chris Young. Visit the Country To Country Festival website for the full list www.c2c-countrytocountry.com

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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Sat. 15th March - New York Knights

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. New York Knights is a new show celebrating the music of 3 amazing New Yorkers –Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra and Barbara Streisand. 01323 412000.

Sat. 15th March - Russell Brand

At the Brighton Centre. 6pm. This show looks at the importance of heroes in this age of atheistic disposability. Plus there’s sex. Obviously. Tickets £27.50. 01273 290131.

Sat. 15th March - Dear Serge

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 12noon to 6pm. An afternoon and evening of eclectic live performances. From live music, art, and live performance pieces to the more diverse artistic practices, you can’t afford to miss it. Dear Serge will take you on a visual, auditory and experiential journey with performances taking place in a variety of spaces around the building. 01424 229111. Free entry.

Sat. 15th March - Sensational 60’s Experience

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. 7.30pm. This is the must-see 60’s extravaganza for 2014. Original classics performed by 4 of the most popular artistes of the 60s. The Marmalade, Hermans Hermits, Chris Farlowe, Steve Ellis’ Love Affair Hosted by Alan Mosca from Freddie & The Dreamers. £23.00.

Sat. 15th March London’s Super Comic Convention

At Excel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. The UK’s largest comic centric show covering all aspects of the pop culture phenomenon. www.londonsupercomicconvention.com

Sat. 15th March - Miles Jupp

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm. Miles Jupp - actor, writer and comedian - is making a return to stand-up and going on his first live UK tour since the hugely successful Fibber In The Heat with which he toured the UK twice and performed in London’s West End in 2012.

Sun. 16th March - Wedding Fayre

At Swallows Oast, Gibbs Reed, Farm, Pashley Road, Ticehurst. See main advertisement on page 19.

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Sun. 16th March - Singing Workshop

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea 11am. With Lorraine Bowen. Tickets £16.00. Are you a fan of Rogers and Hammerstein? Fancy getting together with others to sing through some of the hit tunes? 01424 229111.

Sun. 16th March - Military Fair

At the Kent Events Centre, Detling, near Maidstone. A wide range of quality collectable militaria from all eras including international traders.

Sun. 16th March - Old MacDonald Had A Farm

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 2.30pm. Brings to life all the best loved characters from the original nursery rhyme along with a magical medley of games, giggles and sing along songs. Ages 4+. 01892 6786778.

Sun. 16th March - That’ll Be The Day

At the Theatre Royal, Brighton. 7.45pm. It’s party time again as the legendary That’ll be the Day, the nations favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show returns with another opportunity to see its 2014 production! 0844 871 7677.

Sun. 16th March - The Little Mermaid

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, Wells at 2.30pm. Join Ballet Theatre UK on this dramatic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story of The Little Mermaid, who falls in love with a human Prince and gives up everything to win his love. £20.00. 01892 530613.

Sun. 16th March - The Butler (12A)

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7.30pm. Cecil Gaines was a sharecropper’s son who grew up in the 1920s as a domestic servant for the white family who casually destroyed his. 01424 229111.

Mon. 17th - 22nd March - See How They Run

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Eves: 7.45pm. Wed. and Sat. Mats 2.30pm. The first theatre tour starring The Reduced Height Theatre Company and Warwick Davis. Hilarious comic situations involving mistaken identity, doors and vicars and the comedy will be heightened by the fact that the cast are all under 4ft! 01323 412000.

Mon. 17th - 22nd March - Pygmalion

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Eves: 7.45pm. Thurs. and Sat. Mats. 2.30pm. A major revival of one of the best loved plays of the 20th century. BAFTA award winning Alistair McGowan leads an established company of actors in a centenary year production of Shaw’s enduring masterpiece.0844 871 7677.

Mon. 17th March - New Jersey Nights

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. The show is a spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. 01892 530613.

Callenders: Now that Spring is here hopefully we’re all getting out and about a bit more. Hailsham Saturday street market is always worth a visit. We make the trip there every week now, and always pop into Callenders for a bite to eat. Lunch there is always a treat. They use the best of Sussex produce to make some of the finest food you’ll get anywhere in the county. Last time I had the nicest steak and kidney pudding ever. The suet pastry was melt in the mouth, to die for, and as for the homemade chips, they deserve to be famous in their own right. Sometimes we go early and have breakfast. Breakfast at Callenders is exceptional. Award winning sausages, thick cut bacon, tomatoes and mushrooms, all grilled to perfection and served with fried eggs and toasted homemade bread. Why not pop into Callenders yourself after the market and enjoy a free breakfast with this exclusive readers offer.

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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The East Sussex and Romney Marsh Hunt Spring meet at The Ostrich, Robertsbridge


rowds of locals and enthusiasts turned out to see the East Sussex and Romney March Hunt gathered at The Ostrich in Robertsbridge before setting off for a morning in Brightling. It was a day focused on the hounds and foot followers as wet conditions meant the horses had to stay away. Excited spectators enjoyed port and canapes provided by the Ostrich before setting off for the days scurry

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Mon. 17th - 19th March - X Factor Live

At the Brighton Centre, 6.30pm. You’ve watched them perform on your telly and now you can see them LIVE on tour.£33.50. 01273 290131.

Wed. 19th March ROH Cinema: The Sleeping Beauty

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At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7.15pm. Live transmission from the Royal Opera House, London. First staged in St Petersburg in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty is the pinnacle of classical ballet: a perfect marriage of Petipa’s choreography and Tchaikovsky’s music and a glorious challenge for every dancer on stage. 01892 678678.

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At the Brighton Dome. Doors 6.45pm. This will only be Rebecca’s second full UK tour ever, her first in 2012 climaxing with triumphant shows in Liverpool and in London at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. Critics wrote of that show: ‘Her talent is undeniable – her voice is smooth and soulful, like hot caramel poured over a bucket of ice cream’ The Observer. £26.50, £31. 01273 709709.

Louisa Sheridan, the Agency’s owner (pictured), has ten years’ experience in Personnel, Recruitment and Counselling. She is a true professional believing in a service of quality, not quantity. If you are single, separated, divorced or widowed and would like a more traditional and personal approach to finding a new partner, then put your faith in Louisa and take control of your future. Many of our clients meet their ideal partner within four introductions.

Wed. 19th March - Rebecca Ferguson

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Wed. 19th March - Fine Antiques Sale

At Burstow and Hewett, Lower Lake, Battle. See page 52.

Wed. 19th - 23rd March Country Living Spring Fair

At the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington. With an array of carefully selected exhibitors, from independent designers to small producers and craftspeople from across the British Isles, the Spring Fair is the perfect place to pick up inspired ideas for your home and garden. www.countrylivingfair.com

Wed. 19th March - Gabrielle

At the Indigo2, Docklands, London. multi-platinum selling, BRIT Award winning English singer and songwriter. 0844 8560202.

Wed. 19th March - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: The Great Classics: The Dream of Gerontius

At the Royal Albert Hall, London at 7.30pm. A powerful vision of life, death and afterlife, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius is a monument of orchestral brilliance and choral finesse. 0207 589 8212.

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‘Free From’ Challenges Eating Out With Food Intolerances It wasn’t until I opened Mrs Burton’s Tearoom and Restaurant and attempted to prepare Gluten Free food in a professional kitchen that I realised why so many Tearooms Cafes and Restaurants are so reluctant to do so. If you simply buy in ready made Gluten Free products it’s not such a challenge but even then products such as Gluten Free bread are being offered by establishments and then contaminated in toasters or on boards that have been used for regular bread. I have often ordered what I thought was a Gluten Free option on a menu and still been ill afterwards. I’ve come to believe however that to serve a wide variety of home made Gluten Free food in a professional kitchen is very difficult but not impossible. It’s not necessary to have a completely separate room with a door that closes it off from the rest of the kitchen and staff that scrub down on entry. Obviously there are not many high street establishments that can rise to this echelon of Gluten Free perfection but they can implement standard procedures that prevent Gluten Free food being contaminated with Gluten. For me it’s not just about how many Gluten Free or Dairy Free options an establishment can offer but the effort to offer something I can eat and deliver it with respect for my needs. Our servers not only treat customers with respect, they make every effort to determine exactly what their requirements are and relate that to our kitchen staff who understand, both how they should prepare a meal for someone with sensitivity to any particular food, and what the implications are for you the customer if they don’t adhere to the strict guidelines we’ve established. For more information about Mrs Burton’s Gluten Free options or for help in establishing a Gluten Free environment in your professional kitchen please visit www.mrsburtons.co.uk

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So True, So Delicious is an established Gluten Free Bakery who are now opening purpose built premises at the Britannia Enterprise Centre, Hastings:

Special Opening Offer - 10% discount on all pastry products in March including ready to roll fresh pastry.

Hope Cottage Farm Shop and Tearoom. 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 £10.00 per person. Book a ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party! Tearoom open 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 3.30pm Sunday. They also offer 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 .

They offer a great selection of both sweet and savoury products, baked with passion and care using only the finest ingredients. In fact they are so delicious they are cakes for everyone not just those on restricted diets. It’s hard to believe the food from owner and chef Keye could be this tasty and still be wheat-free, gluten-free and dairy free but when you discover the hours of time Keye spends in perfecting and testing her recipes, it’s not hard to understand why. Local outlets already stocking or serving products from So True, So Delicious include Merriments, Hope Farm Cottage Farm Shop, Lime Cross Nursery and Seaford Health Food Store.

Thu. 20th March - Psalms from the Horses Mouth

At the Crown and Anchor, 15 - 16 Marine Parade, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Organised by Eastbourne Storytellers. See page 46.

Fri. 21st and 22nd March - Ale and Hearty 2014

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. A real ale and music festival. Live music and a selection of thirty ales. All proceeds are donated to charities and local good causes identified by the Rotary Club of Bexhill. £6.50 to £8. Friday 7pm. Sat. 11am and 7pm. 01424 229111.

Fri. 21st & 22nd March - X Factor Live

Wed. 19th March - Comedy Variety Evening

At the Sinden Theatre, Homewood School, Tenterden. 7pm. £10 includes canapes on arrival. Three acts supporting building projects in Uganda. 01580 763826.

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. This is your chance to catch Abi Alton, Hannah Barrett, Luke Friend, Nicholas McDonald, Rough Copy, Sam Bailey, Sam Callahan and Tamera Foster singing live. 0844 8560202.

Thurs. 20th March - Blues Brothers Experience

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm. 10-piece, high-energy, high-octane show band, complete with brass section guarantees to crash, croon and rock their way into the lives of anyone with a heartbeat. 01892 678678.

Thurs. 20th March - Classical Spectacular

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. From the very best classical music and state of the art technology to electrifying multi-coloured laser displays and our famous thundering finale to the music of the 1812 Overture. 0207 589 8212.

Thurs. 20th March - Audience With Pam Ayres

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. £20.50. Pam Ayres brings her latest show to Eastbourne following the recent publication of her new book of poetry, YOU MADE ME LATE AGAIN!, copies of which she will be signing after the show. 01323 412000.

Thurs. 20th March - The Natural Wonders and Wildlife of Iceland

At Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Road, Eastbourne at 7.30pm. £3 for visitors. Talk by wildlife photographers/lecturers for the Sussex Wildlife Trust. 01323 506540.

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Garden Services

Danson Tree Care warns consumers to be vigilant . . . Danson Tree Care would like to warn the public to be careful of people trying to make a ‘quick buck’ out of peoples’ misfortunes in the aftermath of the storms. Consumers should BE WARY of amateurs, with chainsaws, that will probably blow out of town as quickly as the storm! “The risks of hiring an uninsured tree surgeon include YOU having to take responsibility for damages to your property and possibly your neighbours’ as well as any injuries to the tree surgeons themselves! Even if a tree must be removed, safety and training is still needed to prevent additional damage (to both the tree and your property) from its removal. Like many other professional tree surgeons, we pay thousands of pounds for our insurances and credentials, not just to cover us, but to cover our customers, too. Nick Danson, owner of Danson Tree Care. “We have used Nick Danson for all of our tree surgery and husbandry and his work has always been fast, efficient and, best of all, clean. Our trees are all benefitting from his considerate and caring work.” Graham How, Hastings. Call us to arrange a no obligation quote or search Danson Tree Care on Facebook for more information.

Battle Mowers Ltd offers a range of New and Second-hand Mowers with a choice of cylinder and rotary in either electric or petrol or ride on Tractors. We also offer a range of Shredders, Log Splitters, Chainsaws, Brush Cutters and Hedge Cutters. We are a Direct Hayter Dealers and we are a Briggs and Stratton Authorised Service Centre. Battle Mowers offer a servicing and cylinder/bottom blade sharpening service to all major cylinder mowers. We have a workshop that can give the back up and expertise required to any gardener.

Fri. 21st March - Trudy Kerr and her Quintet

At Frant Church, 8pm. Tickets £12. Brilliant jazz vocalist Trudy Kerr has been described as one of the UK’s most polished singers (The Times). Celebrating the music of jazz greats, Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan. Tickets from Frant Stores or on 01892 750665.

Fri. 21st March - Square Dancing Fun

At St Mary in the Castle, Hastings at 7.30pm - 10pm. No experience needed. £4 entry on door. 01424 734627.

Fri. 21st and 22nd March - Boden Sale

At Olympia Conference Centre, London. Founded in 1991 by Johnnie Boden, this mail order fashion company offers great British style for women, men, children and babies. http://www.boden.co.uk/

Fri. 21st. - March - Classic Legends of Rock

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. 7.30pm. The show opens with legendary folk band The Strawbs featuring original member Dave Cousins, closely followed by an exclusive rare live appearance of Curved Air with original lead singer Sonja Christina. Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash will then perform classics. £23.50. 01892 530613.

Fri. 21st March - Clannad and Mary Black

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. For over a quartercentury, singer Mary Black has been a dominant presence in Irish music, both at home and abroad. Mary Black’s album Stories from The Steeples is available now. Tickets £29.50 to £33.50. 01323 412000.

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John and Bernie of JB Mower Services worked in the workshop at Cutting Edges Mower Services in Marley Lane. When Cutting Edges closed their Marley Lane shop, John and Bernie, with help from Derek and Dor who were their employees at Cutting Edges, started JB Mower Services as Kent Street Nurseries to carry on servicing and repairs to all kinds of mowers and garden machinery. They don’t have a showroom but can supply most types of new machines to order.

Fri. 21st March Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within

At Excel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. Oprah,Hugh Jackman, Serena Williams and Bill Clintonhave turned to Tony to help turn their dreams into reality. • You’ll identify what you truly want out of life. • You’ll smash whatever’s been holding you back. • You’ll unlock the resources within you. www.upwlondon.co.uk

Fri. 21st March - The Illegal Eagles

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 8pm. Tribute Band. Garreth’s ability to capture the emotion of the Don Henley vocal delivery has ensured that critical and audience acclaim has been unanimously positive. £23.50. 01323 412000.

Fri. 21st March - Macbeth

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm. Blue Orange Theatre perform Shakespeare’s murderous tale of greed, witchcraft and madness. Tickets £14 to £24. 01892 678678.

Sat. 22nd March - Antiques and General Sale

At Pippa Deeley Auctions, Quarry Farm, Bodiam, near Robertsbridge. See main advertisement on page 52.

Sat. 22nd March - Festival Final

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings. 5.15pm. Featuring winners from the various classes including dance, drama and music. 01424 462288.

Sat. 22nd & 23rd March The Great Armada Adventure

At Penshurst Place, Penshurst, near Tonbridge, Kent from 12 noon to 4pm. Skilled costume characters bring history alive as the Penshurst Place household prepares for the Spanish Armada’s invasion. 01892 870307.

Sat. 22nd March - Cranbrook Farmers Market

At the Vestry Hall, High Street, Cranbrook from 9am - 12 noon.

Sat. 22nd March - Eastbourne Farmers Market

At Community Wise, Ocklynge Road, Old Town, Eastbourne from 10am - 12.30pm.

Sat. 22nd & 23rd March - London Cruise Show

At Olympia National Hall, London. Whether you’re an experienced ocean traveller, a lover of the laidback culturally rich river cruises, or completely new to the wonders of cruising - you are sure to find inspiration and advice for your next voyage at The London Cruise Show. Sat: 10am-5pm Sun: 10am-4pm. From ultra-luxury, adventure and river to family, tall ship and boutique cruising. www.cruisingshow.co.uk

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Sat. 22nd March - Craft Hobby and Talent Day

At Christchurch, Methodist Church, Springfield Road, Bexhill from 10am - 4pm. Demos and have a go sessions. Free admission. 01424 220524.

Sat. 22nd & 23rd March - The London Festival of Railway Modelling

At Alexandra Palace, Woodgreen, London, N22 7AY. 40 working layouts on display hand-picked by The Model Railway Club, over 100 traders, clubs and societies as well as the return of the British Railway Modelling Village with some exciting new features! ww.model-railways-live.co.uk/Exhibitions

Sat. 22nd March Tunbridge Wells Farmers Market

On Civic Way, Tunbridge Wells outside the Town Hall from 9am - 2pm.

Sat. 22nd March London Philharmonic Orchestra

At The Dome Brighton. 7.30pm. The LPO performs Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony & Bruch’s Violin Concerto. Joseph Swensen conductor Liza Ferschtman violin. Tickets £10 to £32.50. 01273 709709.

Sat. 22nd March - Comedy Cafe

At The Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm. Let yourself go with Trinity’s regular Comedy Cafs, bringing you the best of live stand-up comedy. Have a laugh with big names and hot newcomers. 01892 678678.

Sat. 22nd March - Fun, Film Party

At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Come and join your Singing Film Party Hosts as they present the FILM WEST SIDE STORY starring Natalie Woods. Your hosts will guide you through familiar songs and joining in with dance moves. £12. 01323 412000.

Sat. 22nd March - Pirates and Piccolos

At The Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Come along to Pirates and Piccolos, feel free to dress up and be prepared to conduct with your swords! Enjoy music from The Pirates of the Caribbean along with lots of other well-known pieces. For all ages. 01892 678678.

Sat. 22nd March -Fascinating Aida

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Expect topical new songs hot off the press, plus some outrageous old favourites, as Fascinating Aïda continue to grow old disgracefully. £21.00 01323 412000.

Sat. 22nd & 23rd March - Spring Opening Fair

At Bewl Water Country Park, Lamberhurst, Kent. Starting from 10 am Trade Stands, Children’s Fishing, Children’s Games with the Entertainers, Children’s Activities, Meet and Greet Bertie the Beaver, Colouring Tent, Face Painting, Restaurant, Swallow Boat Rides.

Sun. 23rd March - Sport Relief Run/Walk

At Herstmonceux Castle, near Hailsham from 10.30am. Run or walk one mile, three miles or six miles for charity. Suitable for tiny tots with their mums and dads, to super sprinters. enter at www.sportsrelief.com

Sun. 23rd March - Hastings Half Marathon

Starts and finishes on St. Leonards Sea front (Grosvenor Gardens) from 10am. Why not run for St. Michael’s Hospice. Call 01424 456381.

Sun. 23rd March - The Fab Beatles

At the Hailsham Pavilion, George Street, Hailsham at 7.30pm. All the number ones from the numbe one tribute band. Tickets £18.50 from 01323 841414.

Sun. 23rd March - GEMS Concert

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 3pm. Tunbridge Wells Arts Festival presents an afternoon of Music and Drama showcasing some of the most outstanding performers from this year. £6 to £15. 01892 678678.

Sun. 23rd March - Grimethorpe Colliery Band

At the Assembly Hall, Theatre, T. Wells at 3pm. The real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, are in constant demand throughout the world for concert appearances. 01892 530613.

Sun. 23rd March - Gregory Porter

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 8pm. Tickets: £25. A voice of incredible virtuosity and a seemingly universal appeal as a songwriter, Gregory Porter’s music topped an extraordinary number of Best of 2012 lists in the US and the UK. 01892 530613.

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

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Welcoming Newcomers and Remembering the Past RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014


ar commemorations, anniversaries and scientific displays are just some of the highlights within the Great Pavilion at the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments (20 – 24 May 2014). Birmingham City Council has joined forces with the Royal British Legion and the charity Thrive to honour the First World War through a floral exhibit which will capture the story of life on the frontline. The display will feature important wartime memorabilia as well as giant poppies and reconstructions of the trenches where troops were stationed. Pennard Plants will also be commemorating the outbreak of the war with two back to back gardens reflecting the times preceding and following 1914. Heritage cultivars will grow in the formal pre-1914 garden while wildflowers including poppies will dominate the post-1918 area. Several exhibitors will celebrate milestones at the 2014 show including Perennial, which has teamed up with designer Jo Thompson to mark the charity’s 175th anniversary. Jo will work with Jim Buttress and Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants to produce the display. Jon Wheatley from Stone Barn will create a floral spectacle to celebrate 50 golden years of South West in Bloom reflecting the diversity of the area. This will feature dahlias as well as a selection of new plants. Raymond Evison will launch a number of Clematis. One of these, chosen to celebrate his 25th Gold medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2013, features in a set of Guernsey postage stamps. The 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show welcomes a number of new nurseries, including Drointon Nurseries, which will exhibit a display of Auricula primulas giving a more contemporary theme to the traditional presentations of this type of plant. Brighter Blooms will make its debut with a display of Zantedeschia, and PW Bamboo will also display a new bamboo exhibit. The new Discovery area in the Great Pavilion, which replaces RHS Environment, will be full of scientific and educational exhibits including Sparsholt College’s ‘The Paper Chase’ display on the botanical source of paper and how it is used in everyday life. Scotts Miracle Grow will bring a display of plants grown solely by schoolchildren, demonstrating how differing composts, plant foods and care regime affect how plants grow. At the Our Planet display visitors will control the flight of bumblebees and butterflies by playing an interactive game. The Great Pavilion will also host many other exciting displays including the M&S Great Pavilion exhibit, designed by Sallis Chandler Landscape Design. This will highlight the commercial production of cut flowers and the harmonious relationship this process has to beneficial insects and pollinators in the UK and around the world. The Great Pavilion will be bursting with more than 100 other exhibits from the world’s best nurseries, growers, florists and floral arrangers making it an unmissable attraction at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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Hawkhurst Fish Farm - Hastings Road, Hawkhurst, Kent, TN184RT With over 30 years combined experience in constructing and maintaining lakes and ponds, installing stunning water features and other landscaping services, Aquascapers is one of your leading, local experts! Based on the Kent/East Sussex border, all works are completed by the four HFF construction teams with specialist equipment. From initial designs and planning to the finished product, their prestige quality and expertise can be demonstrated at Hawkhurst Fish

Farm itself. Upon request we are also more than happy to show you examples of our work in the local area. Some of the services Aquascapers can offer are: Lake and Pond Advice, Design, Construction and Maintenance, Establishment of Nature Reserves, Desilting, Liner Replacement, Pond and Lake Edging, Bank Stabilisation, Lake and pond Cleaning, Installation of Water Features including Jetties, Waterfalls, Bridges etc. Landscaping Services and Ponds.

Sun. 23rd March - NGS Garden Open Day

At Godinton House & Gardens, Godinton Lane, Ashford, Kent. TN23 3BP Supporting the work of the National Garden Scheme. Tea room open but no house tours. 01233 643854

Mon. 24th March - Spring Photo Walks

Sun. 23rd March - Ed Byrne (Comedy)

At Leeds Castle and Gardens, near Maidstone, Kent. Improve your photography with professional guidance from Robert Canis. Three hours. Suitable for all ages. £40 per person. Max. 8. Booking essential. 01622 765400.

Sun. 23rd March - Brighton Records and CD Fair

At the Brighton Centre, one of our funniest and most successful comedians turns to his first love - live stand up. 01273 290131.

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 8pm with his new show ‘Roaring 40’s. 01424 462288. At the Brighton Centre, from 9.30am. £2. Early entry £5 from 8.30am.

Mon. 24th - 29th March - The Dishwashers

Mon. 24th March - Russell Howard

Tues. 25th - 29th March - Twelfth Night

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Eves: 7.45pm. Thurs. and Sat. Mats. 2.30pm. David Essex returns to the stage in The Dishwashers following his hugely successful BBC TV’s EastEnders role. 0844 871 7677.

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. This story of romance, satire and mistaken identity is crafted into one of the most exciting and accessible Shakespeare productions of recent years. Experience the madness of love in this heady world where riotous gig meets Shakespeare. Eves at 7.45pm. Thu. and Sat. Mat. 2.30pm. 01323 412000.

At the Royal Albert Hall, London at 7.30pm. The 2014 Teenage Cancer Trust season kicks off with a concert from the 22 year old Brit Award winner. 0207 589 8212.

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7.30pm. Cole Porter’s intoxicating, classic comedy romance ‘One of the greatest musicals ever written.’ Experience the critically acclaimed University of Chichester Touring Company bringing this Broadway sensation to the regional stage. Tickets £8 to £12. 01424 229111. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with MusicScope.

Mon. 24th March Ed Sheeran

Tues. 25th March - Anything Goes

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Fashion, Leisure & Gifts HALO is bursting at the seams with beautiful new stock! You may have noticed from the eye-catching window displays that colour features strongly again this Spring. Prints are big news with patterned trousers set to be a very strong look this year. Whilst for the brave the fashion is to wear matching or even contrasting prints together, the majority of us will tone it down slightly & add a simple top in a plain colour. Printed trousers look great dressed down in the day with flats (or flip flops once warm) but are surprisingly dressy with the addition of heels and a strappy top. If you prefer a dress when you go out, you’ll not be disappointed by the new styles from PAPERDOLL & LITTLE MISTRESS. They have taken the industry by storm and are the “go-to” brand for a gorgeous dress whether it be a date, wedding or just about any occasion. With MOTHER’S DAY at the end of the month, HALO have trawled the London trade shows to bring you a selection of beautiful gifts with which to pamper your Mum. There are new stock deliveries almost every day so there is always something new and exciting in HALO – keep up to date with it all on their FACEBOOK page.

Tues. 25th March - An Evening of Comedy

At the Royal Albert Hall, London in support of Teenage Cancer Trust. Hosted by Jason Manford and featuring John Bishop, Micky Flanagan, Patrick Kielty, Rob Beckett and Hal Cruttenden. 0207 589 8212.

Wed. 26th March - Banff Mountain Film Festival

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7pm. Tickets: £12.50, Concessions £11. Attracting sold-out audiences across the globe, the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival is visiting Tunbridge Wells for the first time with a brand new selection of extraordinary short films from the world’s leading adventure film makers. 01892 530613.

Wed. 26th March - Paolo Nutiny

At the Royal Albert Hall, London supporting Teenage Cancer Trust at 7.30pm. 0207 589 8212.

Wed. 26th - 27th March - Tap Factory

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. A dazzling, amazing production, showing many genres of dance, in an urban setting. Tap Factory is where ‘Stomp meets Tap Dogs!’ £16 to £21.50. 01323 412000.

Wed. 26th March - Tcha Limberger and his Budapest Gypsy Orchestra

At The Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm. The beautiful voice and violin playing of Tcha Limberger and his incredible band! 01892 678678.

Wed. 26th March - Antique Picture Sale

At Burstow and Hewett, Lower Lake, Battle. See main advertisement on page 52.

Wed. 26th March - Sussex Police Rock Challenge

At The White Rock Theatre, Hastings. Schools from the region create eight-minute high-scale productions and perform together in a night of electric competition supporting the Rock Challenge® ethos of achieving a natural high through performance. 01424 462288.

Wed. 26th March - Dirty Dusting

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Three cleaning ladies, (past their sell by date) start up a telephone sex line!!! “The Telephone Belles” – A Dirty Sex Chat Line that really cleans up! £20. 01323 412000.

Thurs. 27th March - Opera de Paris: Carmen

Cinema recording of a live performance presented at the Picture House, High Street, Uckfield. 01825 764909.

Thurs. 27th March - Ruby Wax

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm. The show is based on her critically acclaimed book “Sane New World” which helps us understand why we sabotage our sanity with our own thinking. Sane New World shows us how to rewire our thinking to find calm in a frenetic world and how to become the master, not the slave, of our own minds. 01892 678678.

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Singin’ in the Rain Eastbourne Theatres are delighted to announce, following its recent sellout season in London’s West End, the acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of the musical Singin’ in the Rain is coming to the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne from 8 – 19 April. Starring stage and screen leading man Maxwell Caulfield as studio boss R.F. Simpson, Coronation Street favourite Vicky Binns as starlet Lina Lamont, James Leece as Don Lockwood and Amy Ellen Richardson as Kathy Selden. Maxwell Caulfield said “As a huge fan of the original movie, the chance to bring this story to life on stage is something I couldn’t pass up and it’ll be great visiting some of the beautiful theatres on the tour… Theatre work is a huge passion of mine and having dealt with a few studio bosses in my time too, I relish the opportunity to play RF Simpson in this glorious production”. Don Lockwood is a silent movie star with everything he could want fame, adulation and a well-publicised ‘romance’ with his co-star Lina Lamont. But Hollywood is about to change forever. There is rumour in the studio of a new kind of film, where the actors actually talk…and sing... and dance. Can Don and the uniquely voiced Lina make the transition and will chorus girl Kathy Selden fulfil her dream of stardom and capture Don’s heart along the way? Maxwell Caulfield is best known to TV audiences as Mark Wylde in Emmerdale, Dr Jim Brodie in Casualty and Holby City and Miles Colby in both Dynasty and The Colbys. His film work includes the iconic Grease 2 opposite Michelle Pfeiffer. Theatre credits include Billy Flynn in Chicago in both the West End and on Broadway, An Inspector Calls at the National Theatre and The Rocky Horror Show on UK tour. Vicky Binns is known to millions as Molly Dobbs, Tyrone’s wife, in ITV’s Coronation Street, other TV credits include Emmerdale, and The Mill for Channel 4. Her theatre credits include Alfie at the Bolton Octagon and Teechers, Perfect Pitch and A Kind of Loving, all for Hull Truck Theatre. This production of Singin’ The Rain opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre in summer 2011 and extended due to unprecedented public demand. It then transferred to the iconic Palace Theatre in the West End in February 2012 where it received huge critical acclaim, four Olivier Award nominations and played to more than 750,000 people! Don’t miss your chance to see Singin’ in the Rain at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne from 8 – 19 April. Tickets £26 - £38. To book call the box office on 01323 412000 or online www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk. For more information about the theatres and exclusive behind the scenes access see Eastbourne Theatres on Facebook and EBTheatres Twitter

Almond Greenway has worked in over 22 countries over the last 40 years of his career. He has been interested in folk music, drama and acting from an early age and was inspired by folk singer Tom Paxton who he later performed alongside. Almond has travelled and worked all over the UK and even owned his own performance centre in Scotland organising childrens work and drama holidays. The centres patron was Marvin Hayes who many may remember as being one of the stars of It Ain’t Half Hot Mum. Almond even appeared in one of the episodes of this popular series. Throughout his career Almond has performed with many great names and entertained some very famous people including the Queen Mother at Westminster Abbey. Whilst living in Hong Kong he presented a British Forces Radio show with Tommy Vance and was later interviewed twice by Tommy as a guest on Tommy’s show. Other colleagues included Derek Mandell who played with George Harrison and Nick Bailey who is now well known from his shows on Classic FM. Almond is thankful that he has managed to make a career from a craft he has always enjoyed and with a repertoire of over 1,000 songs he is sure to be a popular choice to perform at your venue, function or party.

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Psalms from the Horses Mouth

Since the earliest times there has been a strong, almost a magical connection between people and horses. It’s a relationship that has continued through history, and it’s only over the last seventy years that the connection has been severed for most of us by the supplanting of the horse by the internal combustion engine. But we feel it instinctively still; when we are in the presence of horses an old memory is wakened in us. This programme of words and music explores and celebrates the ancient relationship between man and horse. It also explores what we have lost by being out of touch with ‘horse presence’. Using story, poetry and song and it evokes the companionship and the mystery, the sense of otherness that horses conjure in us. At the heart of the programme is the narrative poem ‘The Horses’, a story that begins in Eastern England a hundred years ago. It follows the life of Jenny Wing, a horseman’s daughter. The slow disappearance of the horses from the landscape mirrors the aspirations and disappointments of her lifetime, a lifetime that almost spans the twentieth century. The programme also includes poetry, and humorous, moving stories from the British, Russian and Navajo traditions.

Hastings Philharmonic Choir with Ensemble OrQuestra The Choir and Ensemble is excited to present its spring concert which features Cherubini’s glorious Requiem Mass in C Minor, first performed in 1816, when it was a huge success. Bridging the disciplines of the Classical and Romantic periods, Beethoven considered Cherubini to be the greatest of his contemporaries and he was also admired by Schumann and Brahms. Firmly Romantic the choir will also perform three works by Brahms. His dramatic Song of Destiny (Schicksalslied) from 1871, a choral piece, is second only to his great Requiem in popularity. Song of the Fates (Gesang der Parzen) was first performed in 1882. This is a rare opportunity to experience a live performance of the latter, although it is often recorded. The third Brahms masterpiece, the Violin Concerto, is considered one of the great German concertos for violin. Tickets: Stalls £15(£13 concs); Gallery £10(£8 concs); £3 (young people under 17 yrs). Reserve online at www.hastingsphilchoir.org.uk or buy from advertised outlets.

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A Good Tidy Up And Clear Out Does Wonders For Our Mood And State Of Mind Our homes are very important to us; they are our havens; our modern day caves and the one place to truly be ourselves. With this in mind, we need to feel absolutely comfortable within our four walls and one way of doing so is by keeping the space clean, tidy and clear from clutter. March has traditionally been the best time of the year for spring cleaning, as it is usually warm enough to open windows to allow fresh air to permeate the home after the long, cold and wet winter. Before you begin having a major sort out, collect four boxes and label them:

KEEP * SELL * DONATE * DISPOSE KEEP: These are the clothes and items that you wear and use on a regular basis. Good ways to keep wardrobes and cupboards orderly is to store away out of season items and put things back after you use them. ‘A place for everything and everything in its place.’ SELL: Contemplate the monetary benefits of selling unwanted items at a boot-garage sale or via online selling groups. DONATE: Be generous. Think about how someone else might get good use out of any items that are usually hidden away deep within the recesses of your cupboards. Charities or the ‘freecycle network’ are good ways to find good homes for unwanted items. ‘One person’s trash is another’s treasure’.

Bowler Crab’s production of Romeo & Juliet will be performed as the first of three 2014 productions at Half House Farm. What better way to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday (23rd April) than to come and see one of his most romantic plays? The Tragedy tells the renowned tale of the lovers Romeo & Juliet, whose warring families are the source of their isolation from one another; but can the two survive without their one true love? Tickets for all three productions are £12.50 each or you can now purchase a Season Pass for just £30! Tickets & Passes are available online now at www.bowler-crab.com and will be available soon at local Tourist Information Centres

DISPOSE: This box should include any items that are worn-out, damaged beyond repair and broken. Begin working on one room at a time, when it is time for a break; be sure to immediately get rid of the ‘dispose box’. Place the ‘sell’ and ‘donate’ boxes in the garage, or out of sight, because if you allow yourself to mull over the decisions you have made, you may want to begin rescuing the clutter. If you are a habitual hoarder and find it difficult to let go of years of object d’art and items no longer required, unworn, used, broken or worn out, perhaps enlist the help of a friend or hire a specialist to keep you on the right path of declutterisation. After you have finished within the home, begin the process in the loft, garage and any out-buildings; you will be surprised at how good you will feel at the sense of achievement reached through this cathartic process. Article written by Martina Mercer-Hall, ‘The Smiling Frog Life Coaching Consultancy’.

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PRINCE HARRY TAKES PART IN GOODWOOD TRACK DAY His Royal Highness Prince Harry made his Goodwood Motor Circuit debut as part of a track day run by the Royal Foundation Endeavour Fund. After being greeted by Lord March, owner of Goodwood Motor Circuit, Prince Harry completed a handful of adrenaline-fueled laps of the historic circuit in a classic Aston Martin DB4, before another high-speed run, this time in a Lamborghini Gallardo.

Following laps in a Jaguar F-Type and an Aston Martin V8 Vantage, he met injured servicemen that have been helped by the Endeavour Fund and visited an exhibition of the Royal Foundation’s projects, before paying a visit to the Boultbee Flying Academy, based at Goodwood Aerodrome. Lord March said: “We’re delighted to have Prince Harry attend a track day here at the Goodwood Motor Circuit and to support the work of the Royal Foundation Endeavour Fund, which has established some wonderful projects to help injured service personnel. As a former Royal Air Force base, Goodwood has a connection with military service that stretches back 75 years, so it’s something that we feel quite a part of.” www.facebook.com/goodwoodmotorcircuit

If your old Camcorder or video no longer works, The Camera Centre Hailsham can transfer your tapes to DVD (formats including VHS, SVHS, Sony Betamax, 8mm , Hi-8, Digital 8, Mini DV). Only £20 for the first hour and £15 for the second hour. Extra copies just £5. Discount for a quantity of tapes transferred at the same time. Please note we can only transfer “Home Movies” not recordings from T.V. or feature films because of copyright.

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Health, Fitness & Beauty

Thurs. 27th March - Lee Hurst (Comedy)

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. 01424 462288.

Thurs. 27th March - OneRepublic

At the Royal Albert Hall, London at 7.30pm. Supporting Teenage Cancer Trust. 0207 589 8212.

Thurs. 27th March - Sing A Long a Grease

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. 01892 530613.

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.

Thurs. 27th March - The Wanted

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6pm. 0844 856 0202.

Fri. 28th - 30th March - The Edible Garden Show

Thurs. 27th March - Rush (Cinema)

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7.30pm. Cert. 15. £5. Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry. 01424 229111.

At Alexandra Palace, Woodgreen, London. A slice of the good life actively promoting a healthy sustainable lifestyle. See page 6.

At the Hop Farm, Country Park, Beltring, near Paddock Wood. Organised by Bentleys Fairs. 01622 872068.

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. 01424 462288.

At Olympia National Hall, London. Open 10am - 5pm daily. The official exhibition of the hit channel 4 TV show features over 150 property agents and developers selling homes in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy and Florida and manymore destinations. The event will feature appearances by the TV presenters Amanda Lamb, Jasmine Harman, Jonnie Irwin and Laura Hamilton who are on hand to share their experience of house-hunting all around the world and answer your questions. www.aplaceinthesun.com

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000.

Thurs. 27th & 28th March - Architectural Salvage Vintage and Antique Fair Fri. 28th - 30th March - A Place in the Sun Live

Fri. 28th March - Tap Factory

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. Many genres of dance in an urban setting - Stomp meets Tap Dogs. 01892 530613.

Fri. 28th March - The Pasadena Roof Orchestra Fri. 28th March Joe Francis and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra

Fri. 28th - 30th March - John Lawson’s Circus

At the Hop Farm Country Park, Beltring, Paddock Wood. 01622 872068.

Fri. 28th March - Lonestar Comedy Stand Up

At the Sinden Theatre, Homewood School, Tenterden at 8pm. £10.

Sat. 29th March - Gold Frapp

At the Brighton Dome. 01273 709709.

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Sat. 29th - 31st March - Create a Collagraph

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Sat: 10.30am – 4.30pm, Sun: 11am-4pm. By finding inspiration from exploring the De la Warr Pavilion’s current exhibition or studying elements of its architecture and the surrounding seascape, you will be given the instruction needed to develop your drawing into an effective design for a Collagraph print. 01424 229111.

Sat. 29th March - Local and Live Sessions

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Three local bands perform - 8pm, 9pm and 10pm. 01892 678678.

Sat. 29th March - Movers and Shakers

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 2.30pm. A multi-media play celebrating those who are ready to stand up for what they believe in… whatever the cost! Developed by Stephen Israel, Suzi Hopkins and local students for the 100th anniversary of Bexhill Museum. Tickets £2 to £4. 01424 229111.

Sat. 29th March - The Wanted

At the Brighton Centre, 6pm with their Word of Mouth tour. 01273 290 131.

Sat. 29th - 31st March - Chocolate Festival

At the Brighton Dome and Corn Exchange. Open from 10am daily. It’s a chance for chocoholics to not only discover the best and newest artisan chocolates, but also to indulge their senses in Britain’s first celebration of its kind. Tasting lounge, The Cocoa Spa, The Chocolate Cafe, Brownie Trail, Easter Zone, Health Zone, Chocolate Market, tea and coffee zone. TicketsFrom £5. Book at festivalchocolate.co.uk

Sat. 29th March - Viva La Drag

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. Viva la Drag! charts the rise from rags to the queens of drag of an all-male/female close harmony group. £21.00. 01892 530613.

Sat. 29th March - Cara Dillon

At St. Mary in the Castle, Hastings at 7.30pm. One of the leading lights of the new generation of young traditional artists emerging into mainstream. Tickets £19.50 and £21.50 from 01323 841414.

Sat. 29th March - Postman Pat

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 1pm. 01424 462288.

Sat. 29th March - Tropicana 80’s Night

At the White Rock Theatre, Sussex Hall, Hastings at 8.30pm. 01424 462288.

Sat. 29th March - Russell Howard (Comedy)

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London at 6.30pm with his new stand up show ‘Wonderbox’. 0844 856 0202.

Sun. 30th March - That’ll Be The Day

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. The nations favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show returns. £22 to £26. 01323 412000.

Sun. 30th March - Peter Knights Gigspanner

Upstairs at the Lamb, Eastbourne at 7.30pm. Lead by Steeleye’s Span’s

Peter Knight and including talented rock guitarist Roger Flack and percussionist Vincent Salzfaas. Tickets £17.50 from 01323 841414.

Sun. 30th March - Bolshoi: Marco Spada

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Live transmission from the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow. Music: Daniel Franois Esprit Auber. Choreography: Joseph Mazilier (1857). New choreography, sets and costumes: Pierre Lacotte (2013). Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet. 01892 678678.

Sun. 30th March - Suede: Dog Man Star

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. Supporting Teenage Cancer Trust. Performing their hugely acclaimed second album ‘Dog Man Star’. Celebrating 20 years since it’s release. 0207 589 8212.


olon Hydrotherapy or Colonic Irrigation has been around for centuries, the method is simple yet very effective, a study in America shows out of 96 random people chosen with different bowel complaints awaiting operations, over half of them didn’t need surgery after 6 courses of colonic irrigation. Unfortunately we are exposed to many different types of pollutions and toxins, mixed with people’s poor diets and life habits, all these toxins get stored in the bowel, the large intestine gets congested with sticky material that impacts on the bowel wall, killing friendly bacteria and causing all different problems from candida, bloating, smelly wind, lethargicness, bad skin, and to more serious problems like colitis, diverticulitis, ulcers, and the second biggest killer in England, bowel cancer. We are all toxic pylons in need of cleansing even if you open your bowels regularly and have a good diet your system will still benefit. So whey not try it, a spring clean! The treatment involves a mini sterilised stainless steel scope that is inserted into the rectum, a water and outlet tube are attached and while laying on your back covered with a towel, warm water is gently flushed into the colon and encourages faeces, toxins and gas to be released. The treatment lasts for approximately 45 minutes, when it has finished you go to the toilet. It’s non smelly, non painful treatment and really isn’t that bad! Why not give it a try. I will look forward to meeting you.

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Antiques & Collectables

Pippa Deeley Auctions:

With beautiful Bodiam Castle as a back drop, Pippa Deeley Auctions is a traditional farm based country saleroom which holds monthly auctions of Antiques, Fine Art, Collectables and General Household Items. Our auctions include a wide variety of items appealing to all interests and budgets. Viewing days and sales are always well attended and don’t worry if you have never been to an auction before, our friendly helpful staff are on hand to offer advice and information every step of the way. If you are unable to attend the auction or wish to view it from the comfort of your own home we offer online bidding with www.thesaleroom.com. Providing each sale with a worldwide audience this facility enables you to take part in the sale as it happens and view the illustrated catalogue online days prior to the auction. We are currently inviting entries for our forthcoming Antique and Fine Art Sale in April, the deadline for which is Tuesday 8th April. We are available on site every Tuesday between 10am and 4pm for free valuations and consignments and are happy to make appointments and make house calls outside of these times if required.

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Nursing & Care

Our Edwardian Residence, owned and managed by The Sims Family for over 55 years, comprises of: The Northern Hotel – 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. With several charming lounges to enjoy, delicious restaurant meals, plus all the amenities of Bexhill on your doorstep we feel we are able to offer you the “best of both worlds”; a friendly and homely atmosphere combined with quality accommodation and cuisine. We look forward to showing you around.

Sun. 30th March - Classic Bike Show

At the South of England Centre, Ardingly, W. Sussex. Lots of new and second hand bikes, spares, clothing and accessories. Ad. £6. S.C. £5. 01797 344277.

Mon. 31st March - Alison Moyet

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7pm. Doors : 7pm. Changeling is the third single taken from Alison Moyet’s critically-acclaimed album ‘the minutes’. Changeling finds Alison’s voice on strong and seductive form, with its powerful, experimental and dramatic style indicative of the boundary-pushing album as a whole. The single will also be accompanied by a video. Tickets £25 to £45. 01424 229111. Alison’s UK headline tour will run from September 16th.

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A B Mobility: With 30 years experience in mobility retail and repair they understand that mobility is a way of life and can be very stressful. At AB Mobility they will cater for individual needs and will do all the hard work for you - including deliveries, home visits for free demonstrations, and repairs if you are unable to visit them at the shop. If your equipment needs to stay with AB Mobility for a day or two they will provide you with a free temporary replacement. You will find fair and affordable prices and an honest service. If you need expert advice call Andy Roe and Bryan Budgen on 01323 849736.

Mon. 31st March - Tinie Tempah

At the Brighton Centre. 7.30pm. £25. Tinie Tempah has announced his revised tour dates and will now include The Brighton Centre on his UK Tour! 01273 290131.

Mon. 31st March - BAFTA Conversations with Screen Composers: Michael Price

At the Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Room at 7pm. BAFTA and EMMY nominated composer and music editor talks about his work. 0207 589 8212.

Tues. 1st - 2nd April - Justin Timberlake

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. The president of pop, Justin Timberlake, will bring his The 20/20 Experience show to The O2. 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. The album marks Timberlake with the biggest male debut in five years as well as the biggest digital debut in U.S. history by a male artist. 0844 8560202.

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Dementia care‌. 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 help‌and care. Lauriston, 40 The Green, St Leonards on Sea, E Sussex TN38 0SY Tel: 01424 447544 home.leo@mha.org.uk

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Lasting Power Of Attorney What is an LPA?

Tues. 1st - 5th April - Morecombe

If you are diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, suffer a stroke or due to an accident become incapacitated then the courts will decide on what decisions need to made on your behalf, not your family. This is the court of Protection who could appoint a deputy whose duty is to manage your affairs. The LPA is a legal document that enables you to choose who you wish to look after you and your affairs. You can put on restrictions to protect your assets. You can give guidance on how you want your Attorney’s to act. You can also specify who should be informed when you wish to register the LPA.

There are two types of LPA

I/ Property and Financial Affairs (LPA PA) 2/ Health and Welfare (LPA HW) You can only take out an LPA and decide who you want to act for you while you still have capacity. For more information please contact Matthew Lock Land Line 01424 200272. Mobile 07900 732418 E Mail matthew@lockandgurney.co.uk

Tues. 1st - 5th April - Eternal Love

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Eves: 7.45pm. Thurs. and Sat. Mats: 2.30pm. With its dynamic, contemporary language, stunning costumes and terrific live music, Eternal Love makes history burst into life in an energetic, visceral & above all highly entertaining style. 0844 871 7677.

Tues. 1st - 2nd April - Miranda Hart

At the Brighton Centre at 7pm. The award winning Queen of Comedy is on stage doing stand-up for the first time since her hit series ‘Miranda’ aired on the BBC. Grab a chance to see her genius live. Expect silliness, attempts at song and dance, secrets shared and simply - such fun! £27.50 to £82. 01273 290131.

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Eves: 7.45pm. Wed. and Sat. Mats. 2.30pm. This unmissable brand new production of Tim Whitnall’s Olivier Award-winning play, stars the Olivier-nominated Bob Golding as comedy icon, Eric Morecambe. Directed by Paul Hendy, the show is a moving, often hilarious tale about one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers: from humble beginnings in Music Hall to 28 million viewers on Christmas Day, it’s the heartwarming, tear-jerking, laughter-inducing story of the man what brought us the sunshine. £14.50 to £20.50. 01323 412000.

Wed. 3rd April The Four Tops and the Temptations

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. Timeless Motown legends Four Tops and The Temptations will be back in the UK in 2014 to relive the R&B and soul classics that delivered Detroit to music history. Box Office 0844 8560202.

Wed. 3rd April - Boy George Live in Concert

At the Indigo2, Docklands, London. 7pm. 0844 856 0202.

Wed. 3rd - 5th April - BATS presents The Taming of the Shrew

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7.30pm. To celebrate the author’s 450th birthday, Bexhill Amateur Theatrical Society are mounting this epic, lavish and colourful production, set in the sophisticated style of Gatsby’s 1920’s. Glittering period costumes, singers and dancers, will help make this a rare and different theatre experience. Tickets £5 to £12. 01424 229111.

Sat. 5th April - Reiki Awareness Day

At King Charles the Martyr Hall, 3 Warwick Place, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TA, 10am - 4pm. Enjoy this unique opportunity to experience a 30 min Reiki taster treatment for £10 by qualified local Reiki Practitioners. Pre-book by calling Sharon 07713 160485 or come along on the day.

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Country Pursuits on 5th March Wealden Mobility, the Heathfield based shop, was developed to provide access to the latest equipment to enable people, young and old, to improve their quality of life without limitations. Life within a rural community can be exhilarating and should be full of opportunities to get out and explore, but this may not be available to everyone. With this in mind, and the desire to enjoy living to the full, Wealden Mobility is hosting a Demonstration Day for Off Road Mobility

scooters at the renowned Brightling Park on Wednesday 5th March 2014. This event will show some of the latest equipment designed to provide users, particularly with mobility problems, with the opportunity to fully experience pursuits that had previously been excluded, or even to get around their own land safely and securely. There will be an opportunity to see three scooters in action and even test ride them over rugged, sloping terrain to see what they are capable of. Representatives from Wealden Mobility and the manufacturers will be on hand to discuss your requirements.

The event is by invitation only and spaces are limited so contact Wealden Mobility as soon as possible to book your place at this unique event. You can do this by email (info@wealdenmobility.co.uk), T: (01435 864155) or by calling into the shop (48 High Street, Heathfield, TN21 8JB) We look forward to meeting with you and discussing all of your mobility requirements. Keith, Paul and Cassie

Pets and Wildlife

What’s On Magazine www.whats-on-magazine.com

The Mucky Pet Company offers a complete range of professional pet grooming and spa services for all in a safe and welcoming environment. We are continually looking to upgrade our skills by attending Seminars, Workshops and Trade Shows throughout the year. At Mucky Pet we work in compliance with the animal welfare act and we view your pets welbeing as priority at all times. It’s not just our job, it’s our vocation.

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Pets and Wildlife

Birds of a Feather W

ell....at the time of writing the weather is blooming awful (to say the least) I know we British have the reputation for continually moaning about our weather but the discomfort and damage this water has caused is way beyond a joke. Keeping your garden bird feeders dry can be difficult as the rain often comes in from the side, it is a good idea to check the contents regularly, keeping a special

Great Spotted Woodpecker

eye (if you have one) on the peanut feeders as these can cause problems for your birds. On the bright side we have had some super birds visit us in our Nature Area. The beautiful little Goldcrest popped into the shop, the Treecreeper posed for us on the wall outside, we had a single Redpoll on the Niger and Sunflower hearts plus up to five Siskins flitting from feeder to feeder.



A visiting group were lucky to see the Great Spotted Woodpecker happily pecking away at the peanuts right in front of the hide. Here are some of our photos hoping I put the right name to the corresponding picture, unlike last month.....

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FollyFoot are very well stocked suppliers of quality saddlery, horse and small animal feeds, bedding and supplies, situated on Diplocks Way, Hailsham. Free local delivery is available on all products from their massive range - ask for details. Their customer service team have a wealth of experience in riding, horse ownership and various disciplines. This means that when you call in you will be served by someone with firsthand knowledge of the products, and who understands your needs.

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