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WHAT’S ON November 2013

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MasterChef Winner Natalie Coleman & Finalists Dale and Larkin

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Homeandpetsitters4u

specialise in helping home and pet owners by giving them peace of mind in pet care whilst they are away from their homes. Our trusted sitters will stay in your property during your absence, look after your animals and keep your house safe, acting as a deterrent against burglary, vandalism or squatters. We stay for a day or however long you need us. Using our sitters means that your pets can remain in their own familiar surroundings and not endure the stress of being moved to kennels or an unfamiliar property. This means there is no interruption to the daily routine and you can relax, enjoy your holiday or focus on your business trip with confidence that your animals are safe and well. All of our home and pet sitters are specially selected to suit particular situations and many are experienced in dealing with a wide variety of animals.In fact we have looked after hamsters to horses! Our sitters are CRB checked and fully insured to a sum of ÂŁ5 million. They are very reliable and trustworthy, and respect the privacy and confidentially of our clients. Peace of mind, Pet care and Security. Tel: 01797 230371 Mob: 07768366086 office@homeandpetsitters4u.co.uk www.homeandpetsitters4u.co.uk

DATING SITES CATAGORISED WITH HELPFUL INFORMATION So you find yourself in a position where you are looking for a new partner – what do you do now? You could go to the local pub, night club or singles night. It is not easy, especially if you have not been on the dating scene for quite a while. That is why so many people turn to online dating, but which web site do you choose? A new website is now available to help you choose, www.DreamDateFinder.com . Here you will find dating sites categorised along with information to help you make a good choice. They also have a section offering free dating advice.

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Coach House Interior Designs: Lisa Waker is a Sussex based interior designer specializing in high quality residential & commercial interiors. Projects can range from just curtains and blinds or a complete residence or work place. All work is skillfully undertaken from start to finish offering a complete service with competitive rates. Previous projects have included Project managing a listed barn conversion which Channel 4 filmed for their TV series ‘Restoration Man’. Designing the free standing bespoke kitchen to creating the in keeping traditional interior to compliment its 18th century exterior.

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Contents

What’s On Magazine PO Box 76, BATTLE, E. Sussex, TN33 0WA. Tel. 01424 870363 www.whats-on-magazine.com info@whats-on-magazine.com

November 2013 House and Home P.2 - 31 Pet Services P. 13 Bexhill on Sea Feature P.14 - 19 Hailsham Feature P.20 - 22 Battle Feature P.23 - 27 Antiques, Furniture & Furnishing P. 28 and 29 Art Galleries and Exhibitions P.23, 30 and 31 Food and Drink P.32 - 47 Gig Guide P.36 Masterchef Finalists Interview P.42 - 46 Fashion and Leisure P.48 - 51 Garden Services P.52 - 54 Wedding Services P.55 - 58 Health, Fitness & Beauty P. 59 - 61 Nursing and Care P.62 - 65 Wildlife P.66 & 67 WHAT’S ON MEDIA LTD IS A BUSINESS YOU CAN TRUST What’s On Magazine is Trading Standards Approved. We are the only publication to be audited by East Sussex Trading Standards to comply with the Buy With Confidence Scheme. For details of firms you can trust, please visit www.eastsussex.gov.uk/ buywithconfidence Terms & Conditions: All content of What’s On Magazine is copyright ©. Reproduction of any material in whole or in part without written permission for any reason is strictly prohibited and will be prosecuted. Photographs taken by What’s On Magazine are copyright. They remain the property of What’s On Media Ltd and may only be used elsewhere if written permission is given. The publisher accepts no responsibility for any statement made in this magazine. Any opinions expressed in the magazine are not necessarily those of the publishers. Advertisers are required to pay within 30 days of the Booking date. Payments still outstanding to What’s On after 60 days from invoice date will incur a £50 surcharge in addition to any legal costs if they have to be collected through the County Court. Cancellation must be in writing no less than 14 days before copy date (20th of Each Month) otherwise the full amount will be charged. The Publisher does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused by errors, inaccuracies or omissions in the printing of the advertisement or for failure to publish an advertisement on the date or dates specified by the advertiser. The Advertiser shall be responsible for checking an advertisement on each occasion it is published. Advertisers should report any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions to What’s On Media Ltd within 15 days of publication. If What’s On Media Ltd is at fault we will negotiate a suitable remedy with the advertiser before the deadline of the 20th of each month for the next edition. Advertisers must comply with relevant publication laws. The Advertiser/ advertising agency agrees to indemnify the publisher in respect of all costs, damages or other charges falling upon the magazine as a result of legal actions, or threatened actions arising from the publication, of advertisements or articles by or for advertisers including any third party costs. No adjustment in payment will be made if an error or inaccuracy does not materially affect the cost or detract from the advertisement. Last date for next issue insertion is the 20th of the month. The publisher reserves the right to make any alteration it considers necessary or desirable in an advertisement and to require artwork or copy to be amended to meet its approval. While the publishers take every care to be accurate, in both advertisements and events no liability will be accepted under any circumstances whatsoever should prices, dates, times or any other description be found to be inaccurate and this guide should be used solely on this understanding. The placing of an order for insertion, or use of this magazine for reference purposes amounts to an acceptance of the above conditions and any conditions stipulated on our order forms or elsewhere. What’s On Magazine is a division of What’s On Media Ltd

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LITTLEDOWN

CHRISTMAS TREE FARM Main Road, A28, Westfield, Nr Hastings, E. Sussex. TN35 4SL Tel 01424 753413 07734 210508 www.littledownfarmchristmastrees.co.uk

OPEN FROM 27TH NOV.: 7.30am - 8.30pm 7 DAYS A WEEK UNTIL CHRISTMAS EVE Christmas is coming soon and it isn’t the same without a real British Christmas tree. There’s nothing the same as coming home on a cold winters night opening the front door to the aroma of a real Christmas tree. This tradition has been going on for hundreds of years, and brings back happy memories and excitement for children and of course adults. We all love the experience of choosing a tree and of course deciding how big, or how small you want your tree. Of course you need a large selection and Little Down Christmas Tree Farm has a full range to choose from. Not only trees from 2ft - 45ft, but also 6 different varieties with different characteristics. Little Down Farm has been voted one of the best places to choose your Christmas tree in the United Kingdom and has been crowned Champion Tree Grower by the British Christmas Trees Growers Association. Under licence from the BCTGA Little Down Farm has to follow strict growing and marketing practices. So choosing a tree from us you are guaranteed to have a British grown tree of the highest quality. You won’t find that at most retailers! Little Down Farm credentials include ‘official supplier to the BBC’, 10 Downing Street, London and other high profile businesses.

For the last 20 years they have been working hard to produce trees that are second to none. In the last 12 months there has been a lot of ploughing, cultivating fencing, planting, pruning and shaping trees ready for you this Christmas. This season don’t compromise by going to a normal retailer who has no control on the freshness of your Christmas tree. If you had trouble with your sight you would go to an optician. If you had problems with your teeth, you would go to a dentist. A Christmas tree really is no different, ‘you should go to a Christmas tree grower specialist!

not least Santa’s Reindeer and our ‘stag Autumn’ are waiting to see you! They are here until Christmas Eve then Santa has to use them. We look forward to seeing you. As What’s On Magazine went to print Little Down Farm had been put forward as a finalist in the UK Champion Tree Grower competition.

Come to a grower where you can see the trees growing in the wild, trees which have been managed, grown and carefully harvested. All trees harvested are replaced in the Spring. Of course when you choose your tree, you will get help if you need it, together with professional advice. Your tree will be netted and if you have a stand we will trim the bottom to fit your stand - free of charge of course. We can also supply a wooden stand free of charge (for trees up to 7.5ft). We have a fleet of 4x4 vehicles on the farm so we can deliver your tree even if the weather gets difficult. Come and choose your tree from us 2ft 45ft, cut, pot grown, (not potted). Also six different varieties and last but

Jon Baker at 10 Downing Street

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Chimneys (Individual fires & stoves) have been supplying and fitting stove and fire place equipment for over 40 years. During this time they have built up a wealth of experience in all aspects of the heating industry, from the building or modification of fireplaces to the lining or building of chimneys and fitting of stoves. In addition they specialise in the supply and fitting of range cookers fuelled by wood, m/f, oil, or gas. With their wealth of experience and expertise you would expect a good and professional job with a minimum of fuss and this is what you get. The advice they give is always straightforward, practical and most importantly, dependable.

Fed up with paying a fortune for oil? Then now is the time to consider a reliable, clean and energy efficient alternative. The great news is Heat Pumps and Biomass can be a direct replacement for LPG or oil. Whether you need to heat your conservatory, your swimming pool, your house or heat and light your office, factory or warehouse we will design and install a cost effective solution. With our MCS certification and RECC membership you can have confidence in the customer service you will receive. We are also now approved Green Deal installers. We promise to not bamboozle you with techno speak and will never pressurize you to buy – our mission is to guide you in the right direction with impartial advice and sensible prices. We can also help you with any form filling and grant applications.

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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.

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What’s On November 2013

Sat. 2nd Nov. - Winter Art Exhibition

30th Oct. - 3rd Nov. - Ski and Snowboard Show At Earls Court, London. www.skiandshowboardshow.co.uk

At 61 The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells from 10am - 4.30pm. Presented by the Royal Tunbridge Wells Art Society. www.rtwas.org

Sat. 2nd Nov. - Art Exhibition and Sale

At Lucas Hall, Waldron from 9.30am - 4.30pm. Free admission.

Fri. 1st Nov. - Rat Pack Live

Sat. 2nd Nov. - Adam Hills Happyism

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

Fri. 1st - 3rd Nov. - Gadget Show Live

At Earls Court, London. Open 9am - 6pm. Features for all ages. The Game and Toy Zones have the very best tech on the market this festive season. Both Zones feature stages which will give you a chance to see the tech in action. www.gadgetshowlive.net

Fri. 1st - 3rd Nov. - Mind, Body & Spirit Festival

At the Brighton Centre. Enjoying its 36th year as Europe’s iconic hub for inspiration, exploration. yogafication, musification and all the delights that celebrate and affirm the union of our Mind Body Spirit connections. 01273 290131.

Until 16th Nov. - The Lyons

At the Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU European premiere of the American hit comedy. This exploration of a fractured family is funny and heart-breaking. 020 7378 1713

Fri. 1st & 2nd Nov. - Nutrition and Health Live

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 8pm. £16. Comedy from the Australian funny man. 01424 229111.

Sat. 2nd Nov. - Robertsbridge Village Market

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

Sat. 2nd Nov. - Dunorlan Park Firework Display

At Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells from 7pm. 01892 530613.

Sat. 2nd Nov. - Slade and Sweet

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. Tickets £27. 7.30pm. 70’s glam rock stars. 01892 530613.

Sat. 2nd Nov. - Battle Bonfire

At High Street and Battle grounds, Battle from 5pm.

Sat. 2nd & 3rd Nov. - Piano Concerto Recitals

At the Stables Theatre, The Bourne, Hastings. Sat. from 10am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4.30pm and 7pm. Sun. 10am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4.30pm and 5pm - 6pm. £6.00 per session. £15.00 eve. 01424 423221.

Sat. 2nd Nov. Sgt. Pepper’s Only Dartboard Band

At Olympia, London. Trade show for professionals in this sector. www.nutritionandhealth.co.uk

Sat. 2nd - 3rd Nov. - The Fertility Show

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm. “Revolver” Live- plus all the great Beatles hits. 01892 678678.

Sat. 2nd Nov. - London Winds Concert

At the Hop Farm, Beltring, near Paddock Wood. Main display 9pm. Open from 3pm. Childrens display from 6.30pm. Includes funfair.

At Olympia, London from 10am - 6pm Sat. (5pm Sun). For all those looking for advice and information. www.fertilityshow.co.uk At Vinehall School, Theatre, Robertsbridge. Works by Strauss, Mozart and Beethoven. 01580 883092.

Sat. 2nd Nov. - Kent Life Bonfire

Sat. 2nd & 3rd Nov. - Mad Hatters Tea Party

At Hope Cottage Farmshop, Ninfield. See page 47.

At Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone ME14 3AU. 3pm - 9pm. Adults £10, child £8. Bonfire and fireworks plus other attractions.

Sat. 2nd Nov. - T. Wells Farmers Market

Sat. 2nd & 3rd Nov. - Fireworks Spectacular

Sun. 3rd Nov. - Dance Proms

At the Royal Albert Hall, London at 6.30pm. An international celebration of dance, dancers and dance teachers. 0207 589 8212.

On the Pantiles, T. Wells from 9am - 2pm.

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Sun. 3rd Nov. - RTWSO Kate Moore

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 3pm. Concert by the Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra. 01892 530613.

Sun. 3rd Nov. - Reginald D Hunter

Comedy at the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 8pm. 01892 530613.

Sun. 3rd Nov. - Lisa Stansfield

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea at 7pm. Tickets £27.50 to £99.00. 01424 229111.

Sun. 3rd Nov. - Chris Jagger and Charlie Hart

Upstairs at the Lamb, Eastbourne at 7.30pm. £17.50. Younger brother of Rolling Stone ‘Mick and his Roots Rock Pals’ 01323 841414.

Sun. 3rd Nov. - The Poppy 5k Run

At West Marina Gardens, Hastings, TN38 0AJ. 11am. In support of this year’s Poppy Appeal. www.poppy-run.com/locations

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Pet Services Mon. 4th Nov. - Jane McDonald

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. £21 to £29.50. Back out on tour with her brand new show. 01323 412000.

Mon. 4th - 10th Nov. The Winter Fine Art and Antiques Fair

At Olympia, London. Buy from over 20,000 pieces, carefully handpicked by 150 British and continental dealers. - www.olympia-antiques.com

Mon. 4th Nov. - An Evening With Bryan Ferry

At The Royal Albert Hall, London at 7.30pm. 0207 589 8212.

Mon. 4th Nov. - Jamie Cullum

At the Concert Hall, Brighton at 7pm. £26.50 to £39.00. Mesmerizing piano and a soulful voice. 01273 709709.

Mon. 4th Nov. - November at Great Dixter

At Great Dixter near Northiam, Kent. 10.30am - 3.30pm. Daylooking at the month ahead. £45.00. 01797 254048.

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Mon. 4th - 9th Nov. - Our House

At the Theatre Royal, Brighton. Musical based around the music of 80’s band ‘Madness’. Tickets £12.90 to £36.50. 0844 871 7627.

Tues. 5th - 10th Nov. - Architecture

Whitelands Kennels & Cattery are fully licenced. Their Cattery is a tranquil oasis, built to provide the best for your cat. Each detached house has a double view, is fully furnished and heated with its own patio, measuring 12 ft x 6ft. Patio furniture is provided. Their Kennels for dogs are friendly light and airy. Hours of free play equals happy healthy dogs. Fully heated and totally secure holidays for your dog gives you peace of mind. Whitelands Kennels & Cattery only accept fully vaccinated pets. Viewing 7 days a week at 10.00am - 10.30am. Arrival and departure times are Mon. to Sat. 9am - 12 noon and 4.30pm - 5pm. Sunday and Bank Holidays from 10am - 12 noon.

Understand and interpret architecture with Dr. Graham Whitham at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 10.30am. £55. 01424 229111.

Tues. 5th Nov. - Ha Ha Holmes

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. Joe Pasquale takes on the role of Sherlock Holmes. Tickets £20. 01892 530613.

Tues. 5th Nov. - Michelmas Gift Fair

At Salomons, Broomhill Road, Southborough from 10am - 3pm.

Tues. 5th Nov. - Robin Hood Bonfire

At the Robin Hood Icklesham, near Rye. 01424 814277.

Pet Waste Solutions, formerly known as ‘DOGGYPOOPS’, started just over a year ago. Having 3 dogs ourselves, we began to realise just how much waste they accumulated and also the dangers it creates if not picked up regularly. The service we provide is not only just to clear the waste but also disinfect the soiled and hard areas,it is a well known fact that if there is dog waste in your garden, it will find a way into your house and bringing with it the dangers of cross contamination. You can use this service as many times as you like, we usually recommend twice a week depending the the number/size of your dogs.

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Bexhill On Sea

architectural elegance, art, culture, entertainment, promenades, shopping.......

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new Christmas shopping experience is on offer in the two historic landmarks of the De La Warr Pavilion and King George V Colonnade on Bexhill sea front, where you can browse and buy designled, hand-crafted and original gifts for the family, the home – and even the dog! The De La Warr Pavilion shop is open for cards, books, toys, and gorgeous gifts from Orla Kiely, Cath Kidston, Moleskine, Great British Bake Off, Barbara Wiggins’ Satchels, Brio toys and Just Trade Jewellery. Just a step down from the Pavilion, the festive King George V Colonnade on the promenade features independent, locally-owned shops selling an array of hand-crafted, locally- sourced gifts. Unit 4 + 2 is an eclectic mix of beautiful bespoke furniture and unique and unusual etched glassware, textiles, framed pictures and cards. Rick Moye & Jane Nolan are a local photographer and artist selling a range of selling photographic prints, canvases,

original watercolours and hand-painted cards Little Vintage Baby stocks a charming array of baby and children’s clothes, cuddly toys and accessories, all displayed on hand-painted vintage furniture. Indi Pet Boutique sells cute, high quality products and healthy treats for dogs tested by Indi ( the Pomeranian puppy). This specialised dog boutique stocks dog ice-cream , popcorn, collars, leads and life jackets – everything for your faithful friend to enjoy this Christmas. Charlotte at Bag Ladies offers handbags, purses, and stylish accessories, all made in Bexhill, and don’t forget to pop into Starlings Art and Craft Collective on Sackville Road for more unusual and beautifully- crafted goods. Unica Cosmetics offers 100% natural and organic beauty products - an ideal place to stock up on everything you need to pamper yourself and your friends this Christmas. You can even pre-order your lobsters for the festive table at The Cockle Shed. And after all that shopping, you can chose between the delicious home-made lunches, snacks and cakes in the Modernist De La Warr Pavilion Café Bar & Kitchen , vintage tea rooms Tea By The Sea or Hughie’s Café in the Colonnade.

Starlings Gifts Shop – An ideal place for all your Christmas Gifts and Presents. With late night shopping till 8pm every Thursdays from 14th Nov to Christmas. Based in Bexhill-on-Sea, Starlings is an Art & Craft Collective made up of local and regional designer makers and artists. We have lots of Christmas gifts and presents handmade by local artists and designers. Members’ products include handbags, leather belts and purses, quilting and patchwork, bespoke jewellery using silver and semi–precious stones, handmade greeting cards, original artwork, prints and photography, organic skincare, fused glassware and bottle clocks, lamps and ceramics, cushions, gloves, scarves, handmade soap and candles, children’s accessories, knitwear – children’s and adults’, wood turning products. Starlings also stocks a large range of unique and exquisite oriental homeware and accessories that makes it an ideal destination for gifts and presents. As most of the products are made locally by our members we also take orders and commissions. Located at 13 Sackville Road, we are 100 yards from the De La Warr Pavilion and 200 yards from the sea front. There is free parking on the sea front all day.

The Glass Workshop Bexhill. OPEN DAY

Wednesday November 27th, 11am – 7pm. 42 Holliers Hill, Bexhill on Sea. TN40 2DD. Do come along and see our range of Fused Glass Christmas Gifts, and cards, Home-ware, Jewellery and Decorations. Also on sale will be items made by other local crafters.

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The Sackville Salon & Beautiful You

Caring about you and your trees Nick Danson has been a professional tree surgeon for over 20 years. NPTC qualified and fully insured, Danson Tree Care Ltd. is the new name to trust. “We have used Danson Tree Care on a couple of occasions and wouldn’t go anywhere else now. Nick Danson and his team always do a great job and always leave our garden tidier than they found it!” Joanne Thomas, Bexhill.” As a family-run business, we pride ourselves on being reliable, hard-working and honourable in all that we do. Call us to arrange a no obligation quote or search Danson Tree Care on Facebook for more information.

Tues. 5th - 10th Nov. - Spirit of Christmas Fair

At Olympia, London. A delectable mix of leading artisans, independent producers, Royal Warrant holders and Great Taste award winners, to inspire your festive banquets and gift giving ideas. Open from 10am daily, late night until 8pm on Thursday. www.spiritofchristmasfair.co.uk

Tues. 5th Nov. - Brit Floyd

At the Brighton Centre, celebrating the music of David Gilmore, Roger Walters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason and Syd Barrett. 01273 290131.

Tues. 5th - 9th Nov. - The Ripper Files

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Eves: 7.45pm. Wed. and Sat. Mats: 2.30pm. a darkly comic little masterpiece, which leaves you with a crooked smile on your face. 01323 412000.

Tues. 5th Nov. Barnardos Young Supports Concert

Vicky and Melanie would like to invite you into the Sackville Salon. We both have over 25 years experience at our fingertips, and offer all aspects of hairdressing for all ages. We are told by our clients that we offer a certain “je ne sais quoi”. We are here to up hold a high standard at the Sackville. We believe everyone is special who walks through the door. Your hair is one of the most important parts of your well being, so when your hair looks and feels good you look and feel good. Recommendation is the biggest complement you can have in our business and we are proud to say that 75% of our business is from being recommended. Next door to us is ‘Beautiful You’ run by Gemma and Rebecca. They provide a wide range of beauty and holistic treatments including, spray tan, Indian head massage and sports massage . With the Coast Grill, all under one roof, this is a jewel in the crown of Bexhill-on-sea. Come and see for yourself with this complementary offer - receive a 10 minute Indian Head massage and blow dry all for £13/or a 10 minute neck and shoulder massage with a blow dry for £13. Just bring your What’s On Magazine with you.

Coast Grill No one is in the mood for cooking during the festive season so if you’re searching for the quick fix, head down to The Coast Grill. Situated on the ground floor of The Sackville it overlooks the sea and has an amazing outdoor seating area which is usually the first port of call for locals. This creates a good buzz as couples, groups of friends and families gather for a catch-up and to enjoy the mild weather when possible. The restaurant attracts many local residents and is also popular with tourists, especially those who are dining, rather than drinking, and the food here is quickly developing a reputation in the area for being of especially high quality. Their fabulous carvery is now available every Sunday and is already proving very popular with booking advisable. Great atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, a relaxed environment and friendly service all come together at Coast Grill.

At the Royal Albert Hall, London at 6.30pm. Hundreds of children gather together for the annual concert. 0207 589 8212.

Tues. 5th Nov. - Colour in the Home (Talk)

At Scotney Castle, near Lamberhurst, Kent. team from Farrow & Ball will demonstrate how you can use colour and themes to get the look you desire... this is a great introduction to interior design by the experts. Booking Essential 01892 893869

Wed. 6th Nov. - Keane Live from Berlin

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 6.30pm, £12. Brought to you by MusicScreen, produced exclusively for cinema. 01424 229111.

Wed. 6th & 7th Nov. - 3 Phantoms

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. Three Phantoms features songs from Les Misérables, West Side Story, Spamalot, Kiss Me Kate, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Rock of Ages and Wicked to name but a few. Tickets £29.50. 01892 530613.

Wed. 6th Nov. - The Johnny Cash Road Show

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings t 7.30pm. Tribute show. Fronted by respected singer/songwriter Clive John, this show recreates with astounding accuracy the essence of what it was to be at a real Cash show! 01424 462288.

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IN-PERSPECTIVE

A complete range of Art and Graphic materials Winsor & Newton Premier Art Centre

UP TO 50% OFF SKETCH BOOKS, COLOUR SETS & CANVASSES

Mount cutters, canvas & canvas panels, Encaustic art equipment, Scenic materials for dioramas and railways. Balsa wood, airfix, academy plastic kits. Humbrol, Rainbow Enamels, Maisto Car Cotman and Motorbike diecast kits, matchstick & woodcraft kits, Sketchers Pocket Box Radio control cars, Speedboats RRP. £16.99 OUR PRICE £8.99 and Helicopters. Airbrushes, Rotring Pens, Marquetry, Candle making, Silk painting, Glass painting, Clays including oven bake and airdrying, Calligraphy, Card making and Pyrography.

OPEN: Monday-Saturday 9.00am-5.30pm

16 Parkhurst Road, Bexhill 01424 731120 www.inperspectiveart.co.uk

The design of the Little Phatisserie is a fusion of turquoise and orange, beckoning the customer in with fresh faced optimism. There is a mix of modern and retro style, with general friendly chatter, satisfying food and attentive staff, making this a warm and intimate environment. For the coffee connoisseur, a Gaggia provides the visual allure, rich aroma, seductive froth and lingering after-taste synonymous with the tradition of Italian Coffee. Creating the perfect coffee requires patience, precision and practice, and it’s a sacred daily ritual at the Little Phatisserie. It really doesn’t matter if you’re a herbivore, a carnivore or a fussy two year old with a wheat allergy, you’ll find something here to satisfy.

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Come and visit Bexhill - whatever the season Bexhill has a wonderful location and apart from its 1066 historical surroundings there is a great deal to do in the town. Bexhill has an excellent residential seafront with easy free parking and an award winning beach. The promenade stretches for miles from the Trafalgar Beacon on Galley Hill to Cooden, and offers spectacular views and perhaps the chance to watch the Sailing Club or Rowing Club in action. Our numerous sporting facilities include tennis, bowls, squash, golf, cricket, football, swimming and, of course, a fully equipped leisure centre and an indoor leisure pool complex. Bexhill is renowned as the ‘birthplace of British motor racing’ and there are frequent displays of cars from all eras throughout the year. Our Motoring Heritage Trail is now installed and causing lots of interest, this trail begins at Galley Hill, visits our museum, then extends to Cooden Beach. This is a fascinating trail that contains many unusual and interesting facts about our motor racing past.

The De La Warr Pavilion, a world renowned Modernist icon, offers an opportunity to see contemporary art exhibitions, to dine on superb cuisine, to enjoy breathtaking views ,hold conferences and take in a show – and all in one magnificent building. The town offers a great variety of independent shops and you can still park for 2 hours for free in our town centre. Bexhill Museum, set in Egerton Park, is now open after a full refurbishment. It includes the Costume Museum, Social History and for the first time a Motoring Heritage Gallery containing the replica Serpollet Racing Car and several other interesting historic vehicles.

Manor Barn Gardens. Bexhill has excellent award winning seafront restaurants, and international cuisine is readily available in the town. It is a well known destination for people who enjoy a quality dining experience. The town still retains its historical charm but is embracing the future.

Follow the signs to the Old Town and you will find the enchanting, award winning Manor Barn Gardens. St Peter’s Church, founded in the eighth century, and is regarded as one of the most beautiful churches in England. Old Town has a large car park right next to the

Wed. 6th Nov. - The Hollies

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. The Hollies hallmark vocal harmony has not wavered throughout 50 Years of continuous touring, performing and recording. £23.50 to £28.50. 01323 412000.

Wed. 6th Nov. - Indian Cultural Evening

At Pestalozzi International Village, Ladybird Lane, Seddlescombe from 6.30pm. Everyone welcome. www.pestalozzi.org.uk/events

Wed. 6th Nov. - Rye Farmers Market

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

Wed. 6th - 11th Nov. - Muddy Boot Days

At Sissinghurst Castle Garden, near Cranbrook. Work closely with the gardening team and learn what goes on behind the scenes. Starts 10am and includes lunch. £45. 0844 249 1895.

Wed. 6th Nov. - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Best of Broadway

At the Royal Albert Hall, London at 7.30pm. Your favourite songs from best selling Broadway Shows. 0207 589 8212.

Wed. 6th & 7th Nov. - Jessie J

At the Brighton Centre. A spectacular return from this UK female solo artist. 01273 290131. Support from Lawson.

Whether it is a complete room of furniture or just an odd item, the family run Pine and Oak House can supply a wide range of painted or waxed pine, or traditional/contemporary oak furniture. Wendy Leigh runs the shop while husband Aubrey supplies and fits all kinds of flooring offering free home estimates. We would like to thank all our customers for their continued support.

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Hailsham & Hellingly a delightful mixture of old and new, retaining some of it’s 15th century heritage...

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.

New Hailsham Street Market A Resounding Success… The new Hailsham Street Market has proven to be a feast for the eyes and senses and has delighted many shoppers in Hailsham since its launch in August. With especially designed green and white striped stalls the market offers a colourful and attractive display that comes to life with its vibrant atmosphere and fantastic products on offer. One of Hailsham Forward’s main initiatives was the establishment of a regular town centre market which takes place on the third Saturday and every second and fourth Thursday of each month between 9.30am and 3pm running up to 21st December. Dates for 2014 are yet to be finalised. Over 25 stalls set up pitch in Vicarage Field, selling local quality produce including deliciously fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan cheeses, traditionally smoked fish, stylish handbags and accessories, pet supplies, jewellery and crafts, natural beauty products, home decor, garden plants, award-winning vinegars and oils, as well as irresistible home-made preserves and cakes.

The market traders include a number of local producers already selling in other local markets, including the Hailsham Farmers’ Market which takes place every 2nd Saturday at the Livestock Market Site in Market Street. Hailsham Forward is confident that the market will continue to attract shoppers from neighbouring towns and villages for many years to come. By supporting local producers, growers, suppliers and offering them the opportunity to sell locally – street markets are an ideal way of showcasing the diverse range of products available in Hailsham. Full details of the market traders and market dates can be found by following us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ HailshamStreetMarket Twitter: @HailshamStreetM So come down to Vicarage Field for a delightful shopping experience and support independent trade.

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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.

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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With 15 years experience in computer repairs and service, Whatever Laptops offer a professional service. Whether it is a laptop, desktop PC, all in one, tablet or netbook they can offer a quick and easy repair. Their experts are always on call to help you with most tasks from virus removal, repair services and trade ins. Laptop screens can be replaced for a fixed fee, with no hidden costs. Most items are held in stock and are available for same day service.

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

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Battle

Celebrate Christmas in the Heart of 1066 Country...

BATTLE

FAMOUS FOR ITS CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES SINCE 1066 Ever since the Saxons met the Normans here in 1066, Battle has prided itself in welcoming visitors to the Town. At this time of year Battle is a ‘special Town’ where the Christmas spirit makes shopping at this busy time, a pleasurable, lively and fun experience. With this in mind Battle Chamber of Commerce extends a special welcome to everyone to enjoy the festive celebrations in the Town. Battle and District Chamber of Commerce Christmas Events 2013. Battle’s traditional Christmas lights will be switched on for the 2013 festive season on Saturday 30th November and the town’s annual Gala Night will take place on Thursday 12th December. Gala night gives Battle a special Christmas atmosphere with plenty of shoppers around and the Mayor of the town judging the best individual fancy dress and the best dressed business. That evening the President of the Chamber will also present the Chamber cup for the best dressed Christmas window.

The Reekie Collection Exhibition The 1066 Art Academy Gallery (upstairs inside Costa Coffee) Battle

Friday 15 November - Saturday 7 December Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11 - 4pm

Pure Arts Group presents The Reekie Collection at The 1066 Art Academy Gallery - an exhibition of works by Hastings-based artist Katherine Reekie. Through this collection of intriguing and often amusing images Reekie has explored our fascination with natural and scientific museum exhibits - unfamiliar forms preserved and presented for curious minds. We all have a voyeuristic nature. Our grandparents looked into glass bottles to observe Nature’s curiosities, today we gaze into glass screens. Loosely based on genuine specimens, the works have an air of authenticity and importance. However, on closer inspection the objects depicted will be just as much an illusion as form and depth are in art. “My intention is not to create reality, but to nudge people to question it.” Local publishers Early Works Press will also be holding a book fair on Saturday the 23rd November as part of this exhibition. www.purefineart.org.uk info@pureartsgroup.co.uk

Battle Mowers is situated opposite the main line station in the idyllic old market town of Battle with ample parking and offering a wide range of New and Second-hand Mowers with a choice of cylinder, rotary walk behind in either electric or petrol powered or ride on Tractors. Battle Mowers can also offer servicing and cylinder / bottom blade sharpening to major lawn care manufactures products and are main agents for Atco, Bosch, Suffolk Punch, Flymo, Hayter and Toro Lawn care products. We have a workshop that can give the back up and expertise required with a depth of stores to keep any gardening enthusiast going at all times regardless of the weather.

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Battle

Celebrate Christmas in the Heart of 1066 Country...

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ala Night sees the town shimmering with Christmas cheer and the shops stay open until 9 pm with traders offering a hearty, yuletide welcome to all.

Visit Mrs Burtons for a Cream Tea or Mince Pies and mulled wine or why not book a traditional Christmas meal to round off a magical day. Aurelie and Rose next door are well worth a visit for all your baubles, bangles and beads for Christmas. The House of Cards has a huge range of gifts and cards to choose from. While your up that end of town you can and after enjoying a visit to The Bull Inn, pop into Dapper M to buy a gift for the special man in your life and then into Knick Knicks for all your lingerie and special gifts. Battle Deli has a wide variety of Cheeses to give as gifts or for your Christmas larder and for all your fresh fruit and vegetable’s call in at Teals and place your order for your Christmas Hampers and don’t forget the brussel sprouts. Santa Claus will make his ceremonial visit to the town on the afternoon of 30th November. At approximately 1.50 pm his sleigh will make its way down the High Street, pulled by the Langton Loons, and accompanied by the Kingfisher Band, the 1st and 2nd Battle Rainbows, the Beavers and a variety of pantomime characters. Outside on the Abbey Green there will be candy floss, photo opportunities beside Santa’s sleigh, carol singing from local soprano, Lucy Ashton, and other attractions to make it a really memorable afternoon. ....... Cont. P.26

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Celebrate Christmas in the Heart of 1066 Country...

What’s On Magazine Available at your local Supermarket, Train Station, Newsagent, Post Office, Convenience Store, Leisure Centre, Theatre...... Audited by East Sussex Trading Standards

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Battle

Celebrate Christmas in the Heart of 1066 Country...

At approximately 5pm, Santa Claus will leave the Memorial Hall and come onto the Abbey Green to switch on the familiar, traditional lights that make Battle so magical over the Christmas season. There will music throughout the town, including a Soundfactory disco in Market Square, and the competition to win trophies for the best individual fancy dress, the best decorated shop window and the best dressed business will ensure amusement and interest at every venue. The Battle and Langton School choir, the Battle Abbey School Chamber choir, the Hastings Melodians and Lucy Ashton & friends are scheduled to sing by the big Christmas tree on the Abbey Green during the evening. The Chamber of Commerce Christmas Committee invite visitors to join them there at 8pm to sing Parking in the Battle Abbey car park will be free for the evening. For more Christmas shopping in Battle, the Mount Street and Market Square car parks will be free on Saturday 7th, Saturday 14th and Saturday 21st December.

A Country Parlour offers a local one to one service and Penny has very many years of experience, with patience and understanding. Her service offers free - styling or kennel club standard cuts and clips. She specialises in dogs that have grooming behaviour problems. “My very anxious little re home Lhasa/Pug cross had only had one cut when he came to me. He was needing careful handling and kindness as well as a serious trimming when I called Penny. She quickly won his confidence and expertly trimmed him, did his nails, ears and everywhere. He loves her and I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is very skilled, very conscientious and thoroughly lovely to dogs, cats and owners! Mrs L P.�

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Pools can be finished in more than one colour should it be required including race lanes, edge definition, non slip coating on access areas or motifs. s Repair, maintenance and refurbishment of existing pools and spas. s Re-Coat Spas, Pools, Steam Rooms, Hand Rails, Diving Boards, Copings and Much more besides. s Free Quotation and Consultation for all your Repairs and Refurbishments all around the pool.

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Antiques, Furniture & Furnishing

Maison 1880 is a shop that once visited, never forgotten! With its fantastic old French furniture and mix of new, home accessories and extensive range of gifts for every occasion, ranging from beautiful snow globes, soaps, elegant tall flower jugs to a variety of candles, picture frames, linen and a large selection of glass wear. The icing on the cake is we also offer a gift wrapping service and Christmas bag with every purchase through November and December. Opening hours are : 9 - 5, 6 days a week, 10 - 4 Sundays. Offering late night shopping until 8pm every Thursday through December. Located on the A21 Hurst Green, Orchard Farm Shop, London Road, Hurst Green East Sussex TN19 7QS.

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FLEET GALLERY

Modern and Contemporary Art & Sculpture

53 Norman Road | St Leonards on Sea | East Sussex | TN38 0EG | T: 01424 200220 Mobile: 0783 7784683

Also a range of Oriental Rugs Contemporary Hand Knotted Persian Rugs

www.OrientalRugsOnline.co.uk FLEET GALLERY OPENS Situated in Norman Road, Fleet Gallery is St Leonards newest art space, predominantly featuring 20th century painting and sculpture. Invited guests gathered to launch the gallery and admired the many pictures on display while enjoying delicious canapĂŠs. Owner Patrick Robbins has created this exciting and vibrant gallery, displaying an eclectic, intriguing collection of works from a range of British artists. Whether you are an aficionado or newcomer, Fleet Gallery offers plenty to inspire.

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Food & Drink

Thurs. 7th Nov. - Hastings Farmers Market

Every Thurs. at Wellington Place & Queens Road, Hastings. 10am - 3pm.

Thurs. 7th Nov. - NT Encore: The Habit of Art

technology event that’s inspiring, entertaining and educational for everyone. http://3dprintshow.com/london2013/about-london-2013/

Thurs. 7th Nov. - 4th Jan. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells.

Thurs. 7th Nov. - The Schubert Ensemble

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7.30pm. MARTIN BUTLER American Rounds for Piano Quintet. DVORAK Piano Quartet No 2 Op 87 Interval. SCHUBERT Piano Quintet In A D667 “The Trout” Tickets £13.50 to £15.00. 01424 229111.

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. Matinee performances on various days. Tickets from £10 to £14.50. 01323 412000.

Thurs. 7th Nov. Annie Sloan Paint Workshops

Thurs. 7th - 10th Nov. - Luxury Travel Fair

At Halcyon Days, The Strand, Rye, E. Sussex. Learn the skills required to complete upcycling projects. Use eco friendly paint to achieve distressed and crackled finishes. 01797 225543. See Page 28

Thurs. 7th Nov. - Lee Nelson

At the Vintage Cafe, 254 Terminus Road, Eastbourne. 5pm - 8pm. 07949 163188. See main advertisement on page 33.

Thurs. 7th - 9th Nov. - Cash on Delivery

At the De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7pm. National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of Alan Bennett’s acclaimed play The Habit of Art, with Richard Griffiths. £8 to £12. 01424 229111.

At Olympia, London. A hand-picked collection of the finest and most unique holiday and high-end travel experiences. Open 10am - 6pm. (5pm on Sunday 10th) www.luxurytravelfair.com At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. . Strap yourself in for a night of unmissable entertainment with the irrepressible Nelson, who’ll be presenting his unique take on the world. £23.50. 01424 462288. At the Stables Theatre, The Bourne, Hastings. Performed by the Seddlescombe Players. Michael Cooneys farce. 01424 423221.

Thurs. 7th Nov. - Rolvenden Farmers Market

At the Village Hall, Rolvenden. Every Thursday morning from 10am - 12 noon. Around 17 stalls. 01580 241056.

Thurs. 7th - 9th Nov. - The 3D Print Show

At the Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington. A fully interactive

Fri. 8th Nov. - Vintage Clothes Swap Evening Fri. 8th Nov. - NT Live - The Habit of Art

Fri. 8th Nov. - Lisa Stansfield

At the Indig02 Arena, Docklands, London at 9pm. Lisa’s career has spanned over 3 decades, boasting sales of nearly 20 million records. 0844 856 0202.

Fri. 8th Nov. - Chris Packham Wild Night Out

Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. Entertaining and informative look at some of nature’s most interesting species. 01892 530613.

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intage Cafe is new to Eastbourne. With real vintage style and surroundings, it is situated close to the pier and the town centre. The cafe is owned and run by Tracey Wells who is passionate about delivering a superb dining experience. The cafe catches the eye with its vibrant signage, and as you step inside, the setting is very spacious. The walls are bright and quirky and the covered tables are well spaced, with comfortable cushioned chairs. Simply furnished with subtle retro touches, it’s a pleasant antidote to modern chrome and plastic. Their fresh wholesome food is all sourced locally, and refreshments are all served in vintage style with a creative flare that elevates it above the average - even the tea pots, cups and saucers are genuine vintage. Alongside traditional food favourites, the Vintage Cafe also offer new combinations of flavours, so be sure to call in and see for yourself... It’s well worth a visit.

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Introducing Vallegre Port Vallegre is a Portuguese company whose shareholders represent the fifth generation of a family deeply rooted in the Douro region. They are a small producer of quality Port wines and Douro DOC table wines. The main property of 55 hectares is Quinta da Vista Alegre, which is situated on the north bank of the Douro a short distance from Pinhão. Vallegre also owns Quinta de Valle Longo located on the other side of the Douro at the mouth of the Rio Tedo as well as a special cellaring facility in Peso da Régua. This building is built of schist in typical Douro style and is suitable for the calm maturing of wines in batteries of wooden casks (pipas), large vats (balseiros), and high capacity tuns (tonéis), some of which are more that 100 years old. This range of properties enables Vallegre to produce a portfolio of high quality port wines which retain the freshness and distinctive character associated with a small producer. Come along and taste for yourself this excting range of Ports at our The Weald Wine Cellars Portfolio tasting. See main ad for details

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

MEET, EAT AND DRINK

NOVEMBER SPECIAL OFFER FREE BOTTLE OF HOUSE WINE PER TABLE

Available throughout November. To qualify for this offer you must prebook your table in advance and mention this offer. Minimum 2 persons per booking. You must each order a main course from the a la carte menu.

Christmas Party Menu £22.50 per head To Start Homemade Spiced Parsnip & Apple Soup Goats Cheese & Beetroot Salad with Toasted Walnuts Chicken Liver & Armagnac Pate with Chutney and Croutes Smoked Salmon with Potato Salad & Dill Mayonnaise Deep Fried Brie, Salad & Cranberry Jelly

For Mains Roast Turkey served with Duck Fat Roast Potatoes, Traditional Trimmings and Seasonal Vegetables Slow Roasted Belly of Pork with Potato & Apple Mash, Caramelized Baby Carrots & Whole Grain Mustard Sauce. Beef Fillet with Triple Cooked Potato Chips & Green Beans served with Peppercorn Sauce or Garlic Butter (£4.50 Supplement charge) Confit Duck Leg served with Dauphinoise Potato, Spinach & Cranberry Sauce Fillet of Sea Bass with New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce. Creamy Open Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Rocket, Truffle Oil & Parmesan

For Dessert Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Butter Rich Chocolate & Cointreau Truffle Torte Apple & Blackberry Crumble with Vanilla Custard Selection of Homemade Ice Creams & Sorbets White Horse Selected Cheeseboard (£2.50 supplement charge) Menu available from Friday 29th Nov. to Monday 24th Dec.

Please call 01580 860 235 to book your party now. Mention What’s On when booking & receive 10% Off your food bill

Set Lunch Menu £10 for 2 Courses

AVAILABLE MON. TO SAT. LUNCH - CHOICE OF 3 STARTERS AND 3 MAINS. GREAT BAR MENU WITH DISHES UNDER £10

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Gig Guide

http://www.stagsevenoaks.com/ , Plaza Suite, Stag Community Arts Centre, London Rd. Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1ZZ. Sunday 17 November 7pm - King Size Slim, free at the Stile Bridge, Staplehurst Rd. Marden, Kent TN12 9BH

The Six Bells Chiddingly Tel: 01825 872227 Fri. 1st Nov. - Far Cry. Sat. 2nd Nov. - Snake Byte Sun. 3rd Nov. - Lunchtime Jazz with Savannah Fri. 8th Nov. - Elliotts Sleeping. Sat. 9th Nov. - The Elevators Sun. 10th Nov. - Lunchtime Jazz with Savannah Tues. 12th Nov. - Folk and Blues Club. Fri. 15th Nov. - Spoilage Sat. 16th Nov. - Ugenics. Sun. 17th Nov. - Assorted Nuts Fri. 22nd Nov. - The Kondoms. Sat. 23rd Nov. - Sea Monkeys Sun. 24th Nov. - Assorted Nuts. Tues. 26th Nov. - Folk & Blues Club Fri. 29th Nov. - Pearly Cubes. Sat 30th Nov. - EG Riley & Soul Exchange Sun. 1st Dec. - Lunchtime Jazz with Savannah The Grey Lady - Pantiles,Tunbridge Wells. 01892 544700 Friday 1st Nov Swinging Little Big. Sat. 2nd Dia De Los Muertos Fri 8th Nov.Volare trio. Sat. 9th Noreen Stewart. Fri. 15th The Blues Shift. Sat. 16th - The Groove Agents Fri. 22nd Encounters at the Grey (Singles Night) Sat. 23rd Over The Edge Blues with Bottle Club The Anchor, London Rd. Sevenoaks Kent TN13 1AS (01732 454898) http://www.blueswithbottleclub.co.uk Friday 1 November 9pm - Depot Blues (the duo) with Irish blues/folk musicians Mat Walklate and Faul Bradley. £6 on the door. The Beacon, Tea Garden Lane, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9JH (01892 524252 to book a table for pre-gig dinner) Wednesday 6 November 9pm - Danny Kyle with Nicky ‘The Voice’ Moore, free at the Anchor, London Rd. Sevenoaks (01732 454898) Saturday 16 November 8pm - The Elevators, classic electric blues for connoiseurs, tickets £12 box office 01732 450175 or online

1066 Jazz Club - At Azur, Marina Pavillion, Marina, Hastings. Fri. 1st Nov Excelsior Vintage Jazzband. Fri. 8th - Golden Eagle Jazzband Fri. 22nd Nov John Maddock’s Jazz Men Friday 29th Nov Graeme Hewitt’s Society Jazzband Black Pearl - 9 George St, Hastings. 01424 719919 6 November: Jiggery Pokery (Trio) - Fiddler, Guitarist and Vocalist, Accordionist. Folk, Irish and a Bit of Everything else 13 November: Cut The Mustard (Trio). Folk, Blues and Reggae. 20 November: Soul X Press - Almost Unplugged. (4 piece band). Keys, Sax, Bass and Mandy B on the vocals. Classic Soul, Motown and RnB. 27 November: No Exit. (4 piece band). Popular Covers - Outstanding Vocalist Anita, Smooth Soul and Blues to Pop and Rock and Roll. 4 December: Sound Beach (Duo). Harmony / Guitar duo, playing acoustic music with an electic feel, covering classic songs from Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, The Kinks, Simon & Garfunkel, Crowded House, etc. 11 December: Martin Blackman Trio. Playing a variety of up-tempo acoustic songs. 18 December: Sam Wills. Singer/songwriter and pianist, soul/jazz. The Bull Inn, 27 High St, Battle. 01424 775171 20th November Curry Night with live modern swing jazz by the Victoria Howarth Quintet Book your Christmas Party now. 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.

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ocated in the heart of the Historic Old Town of Hastings, Black Pearl offers quality cuisine in a charming atmosphere. The new winter menus are out, offering a selection of vegetarian, as well as local fish, meat and poultry dishes. Examples include the Tiger Prawns, Avocado & Mango with Chilli and Coriander dressing, Pan-fired Cod with crushed potatoes, olives, basil, sundried tomatoes and a chive cream sauce and the very popular homemade Fisherman’s Pie! The new lunch menu has more light meals than before and with prices starting from £5.00 for our BLT ciabatta sandwich meal with chips, there is something for everyone! All menus, vouchers and offers can be found on the Black Pearl website.

Where Great Food and Great Wine Meet When great food is accompanied by great wine, the experience is enhanced! At Black Pearl we have carefully selected our wines from vinyards around the world that are great to drink on their own or with our food. We offer a range of wines, sparkling wines and champagne by the glass and recently have added an organic wine to the list. And for further variety we have our wine specials which change monthly.

We look forward to serving you on your next visit...

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Fri. 8th Nov. - Churchill’s World War II Speeches

At Chartwell, Westerham, Kent from 11am. Prof. Richard Toye’s new book, ‘The Roar of the Lion: Untold Story of Churchill’s World War II Speeches,’ has caused a stir in the media recently. Come hear the author speak on his book, Churchill’s speeches, and have a Q&A session and signing. Booking Essential 0844 249

Fri. 8th Nov. - As You Like It

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm. By William Shakespeare house presents a Transport production | co-produced with Les Thtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. 01892 678678.

Fri. 8th Nov. - Blue

At the Brighton Centre. Following their appearance on ‘The Big Reunion’ earlier this year, Blue are back on the road for a full UK tour. PLUS support from Lock Essien 01273 290131.

Fri. 8th Nov. - Brede Farmers Market

Every Friday at Brede Village Hall from 10am - 12 noon.

Fri. 8th Nov. - Bexhill Farmers Market

At Devonshire Square, Bexhill. 8.30am - 2pm.

Fri. 8th Nov. - Sissinghurst Farmers Market

At Sissinghurst Castle Garden, near Cranbrook. 10.30am - 3.30pm.

Fri. 8th Nov. - Sean Lock

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 8pm. Lock’s signature mix of absurdism and everyday observation gets more effective with each new show’ (The Guardian). 01323 412000.

Fri. 8th Nov. - Psychic Sally on The Road

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings. 7.30pm. Sally Morgan returns with her outstanding 2013 nationwide tour. 01424 462288.

Sat. 9th Nov. - 23rd Feb. - Alison Turnbull

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. The exhibition presents a body of new and recent work, in which the possibilities of painting and the act of observation are as central as what is represented. Free entry.

Sat. 9th Nov. - Hastings Herring Fair

At the Stade Open Space, old town, Hastings. Stalls over the two days will showcase herring cookery, pickling and smoking skills.

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. A wide variety of specials are on the Summer menu. The White Hart is one of the few pubs in the area which is dog friendly, and makes an ideal stopping off point when you are out enjoying the Sussex countryside. If your planning a night out with friends, discover the new facilities at The White Hart. Accommodation is also available with a self contained Holiday let situated adjacent to the Inn.

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The 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.

Sat. 9th Nov. - 23rd Feb. - Mat Calderwood

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Free entry. The exhibition presents two commissions specific to the Pavilion’s architecture and environment. 01424 229111.

Sat. 9th Nov. - Hailsham Farmers Market

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

Sat. 9th Nov. - Stonegate Farmers Market

At Stonegate Village Hall, 10am - 12 noon.

Sat. 9th Nov. - Flea and Collectors Market

At Headcorn Methodist Church Hall. 10am - 3pm.

Sat. 9th Nov. - Festival of Remembrance

At the Royal Albert Hall, London from 2pm. 0207 589 8212.

Sat. 9th Nov. - Rye Bonfire and Fireworks

In the Town Centre and on the Salts from 5pm.

Sat. 9th Nov. - World Beauty and Fashion

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. A diverse lifestyle show servicing the fitness, beauty, fashion, competitive sport, health, and wellness industries. 0844 856 0202.

Sat. 9th Nov. - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Simple, yet highly original re-telling of the Lewis Carroll classic. 01892 678678.

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Sat. 9th Nov. - Leeds Castle Fireworks

At Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, Kent. Gates open 2pm. Display starts 5.30pm. Adults £18.50. Child £12.

Sat. 9th & 10th Nov. - Discover Dogs

At Earls Court 1, London. Discover Dogs began in 1996 and has now become one of the must-sees in the canine calendar. It is a fantastic experience and one that can’t be missed by any dog lovers. www.discoverdogs.org.uk

Sat. 9th Nov. - T. Wells Farmers Market

At Civic Way, Tunbridge Wells from 9am - 2pm.

Sat. 9th Nov. - Headcorn Farmers Market

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

Sat. 9th Nov. - 23rd Feb. Rooftop Foyer Exhibitions

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. A new series of displays reflecting ideas in architecture and design. Free entry.

Sat. 9th Nov. - Craft Market

At Highbury Hall, Highbury Lane, Tenterden. 10am - 4pm. Free admission. Lots of Christmas gift ideas.

Sat. 9th Nov. Go West, Hue and Cry and the Christians

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. With millions of albums sales, iconic hits, plus over twenty five years of perfecting their craft this authentic eighties triple header is not to be missed. £25.50 to £29.50. 01323 412000.

Sat. 9th Nov. - The Old Grain Store Opening

At the Strand, Rye TN31 7DB. See main ad. on page 33.

Sat. 9th Nov. - Militaria Exhibition

At the Village Hall, Northiam from 10am - 4pm. Admission £3.00. Presented by Etchingham Military and Aviation Preservation Group.

Sat. 9th Nov. - The Luxury Festive Fair

At Rolvenden Village Hall at 10am - 4pm. Free admission. Lots of creative ideas and beautiful Christmas gifts. See main advertisement on page 50. (Forthcoming fair 24th Nov. - Langton Green Village Hall).

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Sat. 9th Nov. - An Evening with Paul Daniels

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Come and see his brand new show where he will perform a selection of his favorite magic and a number of new tricks never performed in public before. He will be joined by the very lovely Debbie McGee. £19.00. 01323 412000.

Sat. 9th Nov. - Power Talk/Session

At the Body Junction, Sutherland Avenue, Bexhill on Sea (see page 59). 11am - 12.30pm. A talk on the power of posture and Aloe Vera.

Sat. 9th - 15th Nov. - Art Exhibition

special guests Red Butler.Regarded as one of the most dynamic rhythm and blues bands around. Tickets £18.50. 01323 841414.

Sun. 10th Nov. - The Wasps of London Scooter Club Ride of Remembrance

At Regents Park, London. Hundreds of Scooters gather by Jubilee Gate before their annual ride of Remembrance.

Sun. 10th Nov. - Festival of Remembrance

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7pm. £2.60. Doors open 6pm.

Sun. 10th Nov. - RTW Choral Society

At the Birley Centre, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne from10am - 4pm. Paintings, prints and sculpture. Free entry.

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 3pm featuring Chloe Hanslip. 01892 530613.

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 10.30am. Suitable for children aged 3 – 10 (and parents of course!) 01323 412000.

Sat. 9th Nov. - Dear Serge

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. Creating a new and unique comedy show, based entirely on suggestions from the audience, their own finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off. 01892 530613.

Sat. 9th Nov. - Jazz Train and Luke Fraser

At Bodiam Castle, near Robertsbridge. See the birds up close and learn about these fascinating creatures before having the opportunity to fly one of the birds yourself. £40 per person. 01580 831325

Sat. 9th Nov. - Henrietta - The Hippos Fun House

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 3pm - 10pm. Free Entry. Dear Serge is a FREE bi-monthly Saturday event at the De La Warr Pavilion showcasing the best in cutting-edge live music, performance and art. At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. The Café will be selling delicious Saturday breakfasts for you to enjoy. If you have enjoyed the music please show your appreciation by popping some coins (or notes) in the collection tin. The collection will be shared between the artists at the end.

Sun. 10th Nov. - Kent Chorus

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 5pm and 7.30pm. Come and hear Karl Jenkins’ iconic The Armed Man performed by Kent Chorus. Fast gaining a deserved reputation under the direction of Richard Jenkinson. 01892 678678.

Sun. 10th Nov. - Britten War Requiem

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 7pm. Interweaving the poetry of Wilfred Owen with the words of the Requiem Mass in a deeply moving and powerful work. 0207 589 8212.

Sun. 10th Nov. - Dr Feelgood

At the Hailsham Pavilion, George Street, Hailsham at 7.30pm. With

Sun. 10th Nov. - Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

Sun. 10th Nov. - Hawking Experience

Sun. 10th Nov. - London Philharmonic Orchestra

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 3pm. Dvorák Cello Concerto Rossini Overture, William Tell. Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 (Italian). Tickets £13 to £25. 01323 412000.

Sun. 10th Nov. - KT Tunstall

At the Concert Hall, Brighton at 7pm. Tickets £19 to £29. Performing after the release of her fourth studio album ‘Invisible Empire’. 01273 709709.

Sun. 10th Nov. - Primavera Chamber Ensemble

At Goddinton House, Goddinton Lane, nr Ashford. £24. 01233 622971.

Mon. 11th - 13th Nov. - Teechers

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. A biting, witty modern comedy from the writer of Bouncers, Perfect Pitch and The Debt Collectors. Eves: 7.45pm. Wed. Mat: 2.30pm. 01323 412000.

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The MasterChef Finalists The long awaited cookbook by this year’s finalists is here.. MasterChef: The Finalists features John and Gregg’s favourites from the series as well as fantastic new collection of recipes from Natalie, Dale and Larkin, and is a must have for all MasterChef fans and cooks alike.

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he three finalists from MasterChef 2013 beat their fierce competition with delicious, inspiring and memorable food. Inside this beautiful cookbook, find the recipes that John and Gregg loved the most on the TV show, and discover new, exclusive meals to cook at home. There are 90 dishes to recreate and enjoy. Which chef will win your vote? Try the best recipes from Natalie Coleman, Dale Williams and Larkin Cen!

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also collaborating on a new business venture in the food sector and that is going to launch next year although we have a pop up event coming up in November. We will also be featured on a television programme which covers this set up and life in general after Masterchef.

Natalie Coleman won BBC ONE’s MasterChef 2013 with lobster tail starter and a ‘pimped’ roast pork belly served with a quail scotch egg proving to 6.5 million viewers ’the girl from Hackney done good!’ The former credit controller / techno DJ has ditched the 9 to 5, hung up the headphones and has started a journey into the world of refined dining with her trademark down to earth twist.

Dale - More of the same really, the book took a chunk of my time after the series and then I went back into the cut and thrust of my day job in recruitment plus attending the Good Food shows inbetween. Larkin and I are using all our spare time in recipe testing, viewing premises and looking at funding so we have everything in place to set up our new business next year.

What’s On Magazine met up with the MasterChef finalists for this exclusive interview.

Dale, you have said you enjoy food writing is this something you will be pursuing? Yes, it is something that I would like to do at some point with perhaps a book linked to the business we are planning.

What have you all been doing since Masterchef finished? Natalie - We have just completed Masterchef, The Finalists Book and I have also been doing the BBC Good Food Summer shows in Birmingham and Glasgow where I met up with the Masterchef celebrity winner Aide Edmonson. We have got the Winter Good Food shows coming up so I am also looking forward to those. I have also been getting experience in cooking in lots of different restaurants. Le Gavroche (Michel Roux Jr), Viajante (Nuno Mendes), St Johns (Fergus Henderson), Trinity (Adam Byatt), The Kitchin (Tom Kitchin), L’enclume (Simon Rogan), The Berkeley Hotel (Marcus Wareing), The Gilbert Scott (Marcus Wareing), The Tapas Revolution (Omar Allibhoy), Midsummer House (Daniel Clifford),The Hand & Flowers (Tom Kerridge), Theo Randall at The InterContinental (Theo Randall) & The Castle Terrace (Dominic Jack). Were all those arranged through Masterchef or did you approach them yourself? It’s not usual for a winner to do all of that, but I gave them a list of the people that I really wanted to work with and they helped me arrange it. I will be going back to work some more with Tom Kerridge and Daniel Clifford in the New year. I like to do as much as I can for children and we are talking about setting up a cookery school for kids to attend in their school holidays. I am also getting involved in Jamie Oliver’s Food Foundation. I have been involved with fund raising for charities by donating my services to prepare meals for the highest bidders. Each meal represents two or three thousand punds so I have all of them coming up early next year. Finally I am planning another book. What’s the theme of that? I think it is something that hasn’t been done before but that’s about all I can say other than it will be out next September. Larkin - Well I handed my notice in where I was working and went to Heston Blumenthall’s restaurant for two weeks experience. He was just amazing and he is a really nice guy. Dale and I are

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What sort of business is it? We cannot say too much about it at the moment but it is going to be centred around Asian food and it’s going to be fun. I cannot wait to tell everyone about it but at the moment it’s still coming together so thats all I can say.

Who do you each admire? Dale: I like Jamie Oliver because I see him as much more of a business man that a celebrity chef. I think he gets a bit of bad press from other chefs from time to time but ultimately he is by far the richest person as an individual in the food sector. His portfolio is so diverse and that is the route I would like to follow, covering a diverse range of projects and businesses within businesses centred around food. Natalie: I just want to be myself and I don’t want to think that I am copying anyone. I would like to get more involved with charity work and I also admire Jamie for what he has done. My long term plan is a family restaurant a bit like Tom Kerridge’s gastro pub. Natalie, you have said the three things you want to do are travel around Spain, cook for the Queen and set up an East end restaurant, how soon would you be looking to set up the restaurant? That’s five to ten years away I think. Anyone who comes out of Masterchef and thinks they can just set up a restaurant straight away is deluded. I think you need to learn everything about a commercial kitchen as well as the front of house and all the business side which goes with it. If you don’t know it all you are going to fall flat on your face. If I am setting up a restaurant I want to aim to win rosettes, which means having good standards of food and quality. Would you like to get some experience in TV presenting? Yes, that is something that I enjoy, I have already done a few shows which involved presenting my work but I like to do a bit of everything so I don’t think it is something that I would want to do full time. Dale, is the TV work something that would interest you? Not for me personally, I am more interested in the back room end of the business which is want I do already in my own recruitment company.

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Natalie - “he’s like Alan Sugar, calling all the shots.” Larkin - I would absolutely love to do TV work, preferably presenting my own ideas on modern Asian food. I would love to change peoples perception of what real Asian food is which is nothing like the take-away food that most people think of. I think the most important thing is that you have a passion for what you do and ultimately that will lead to your success. Have any of you had any advice from John Torode or Gregg Wallace? Natalie - I spoke to John at the weekend but to be honest I know what I want to do. I can always look to my family for good advice. Dale - They are there if you want to approach them but it is not something that is a set up process.

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Did you have a choice of recipes that went into the book? About 15 recipes in the book were from the show and were selected by the publisher. We then came up with another 18 recipes between us and they picked 15 to go in as well. Have they been updated since you cooked them on the show or are they as you originally planned them? Natalie - They are exactly as they were in the show because obviously a lot of work had gone into them prior to that so they were already at a point where we were happy with them. Have you had to turn down any offers since your time on Masterchef? Dale - I had to say no to Emmerdale. It was a bit strange, I was called and asked if I wanted to do something for the TV Soap Awards. They wanted to do a spoof show with me as one of the

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characters but I didn’t think it was a good idea as it sounded too weird. Natalie - There are a few things that haven’t really interested me but there is one thing that hopefully will be going ahead. Ian Beale from Eastenders wants me to do a fundraiser with him and some other Eastenders people, that’s something that will be happening next year. Ian tweets me all the time, he loves Masterchef and would love to get on to the Celebrity Masterchef but he just cannot get the time off from his filming schedule. Natalie, are you still living with and cooking for your grandfather? Yes, I am still doing that, so he gets fed well. He gives me feedback on the dishes although I have to get other peoples opinions as he will just say ‘oh it’s very nice’ rather than going into detail on the flavours.

Thank you all MasterChef The Finalists is published by Absolute Press priced at £20.00 Hardback. Follow the authors on Twitter: Natalie Coleman: @NatalieColeman1 Dale Williams: @DaleWills9 Larkin Cen: @LarkinCen Follow @MasterChefUK

Natalie, Dale and Larkin with What’s On Editor

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Mon. 11th - 16th Nov. - The Butterfly Lion

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. From the award-winning writer of War Horse comes this inspiring tale of enduring friendship starring one of Britain’s leading actresses Gwen Taylor. Eves: 7.45pm. Thurs. and Sat. Mats: 0844 871 7627.

Tues. 12th - 16th Nov. - Cabaret

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. Eves: 7.30pm. Wed. and Sat. Mats: 2.30pm. (Fri. 5pm). Direct from his award nominated performance as Emcee, celebrated singer/songwriter Will Young reprises his role in Rufus Norris’ acclaimed production of CABARET. 01892 530613.

Wed. 13th Nov. - Jack Dee

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

Wed. 13th Nov. - Vampire Weekend

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. The tour follows the global success of Vampire Weekend’s acclaimed third album Modern Vampires Of The City, which debuted at number one in the US. 0844 856 0202.

Wed. 13th - 17th Nov. Ideal Home Show at Christmas

At Earls Court, London with everything you need for an Ideal home this Chirstmas. www.idealhomeshowchristmas.co.uk

Wed. 13th Nov. - Fine Antiques Sale

At Burstow & Hewett, Lower Lake, Battle. See page 26.

Wed. 13th Nov. - 5th Jan - Eat, Pray, Laugh! Barry Humphries Farewell Tour

At the London Palladium. A final chance to see Humphries – one of the world’s sharpest wits and finest comic talents, and a gigastar of stage and TV over the last 60 years – as well as allow the maestro to thank his many fans. 0207 589 8212.

Wed. 13th Nov. - The Balcombe Tunnel Murder

A talk at Ore Community Centre, Old London Road, Hastings at 7.30pm. £1.00 for the Hastings & Rother Family History Society. 07709 235 308.

Thurs. 14th Nov. - Nigel Kennedy

Hope Cottage Farm Shop and Tearoom. Offering a wide choice of fresh fruit and vegetables plus lots more. Sit in the comfort of the cosy tearoom and sample the scrumptious homemade cakes and pastries. Tearoom open 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 3.30pm Sunday. High Tea Weekend Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November. Enjoy a cream tea or book their mouthwatering high tea served on a traditional three - tier cake stand and a pretty crockery tea set. Enjoy a selection of delicious sandwiches, homemade cakes and a big pot of tea at £10.00 per person. Please book 24 hours in advance. They also offer a superb selection of quality local produce to include yummy jams, marmalades and chutneys., Delicious dressings, oils and vinegars. Tasty meat, game, poultry and free range eggs. Browse their selection of locally made cards, crafts and jewellery. Come and paint pottery - fun for all ages. They also stock a wide range of horse, farmyard, dog and wild bird feeds.

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. World-famous violinist Nigel Kennedy presents a programme celebrating the music of Bach and Fats Waller. 01424 462288.

Thurs. 14th & 15th Nov. - Design Your Future

At Olympia, London. An exhibition aimed at those with an interest in applying to higher and further education to study creative arts. www.ucasevents.com/design

Thurs. 14th Nov. - So Solid Crew

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

Thurs. 14th Nov. - Scouting for Girls

At the Royal Albert Hall, London at 7.30pm. 0207 589 8212.

Thurs. 14th - 16th Nov. - The Three Phantoms

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Nine world-class performers present a thrilling evening of musical theatre. 01323 412000

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Fashion & Leisure

NOVEMBER with its cold mornings and dark nights, gives you the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some lovely warm winter clothing from the fabulous selection available at HALO. Jumper dresses make a welcome return this year which effortlessly combine fashion and cosiness, just add a pair of patterned or coloured opaque tights from HALO’s extensive range & you have your outfit sorted. New party wear is now in store and there are some particularly stunning dresses from PAPER DOLL & LITTLE MISTRESS to choose from. The latest collection of FIORELLI handbags & purses is hotly anticipated and due in store any day now. Very well known for their exceptional quality and style there are very few women who would be anything other than thrilled to receive a FIORELLI bag for Christmas. HALO stock fabulously unusual gifts & stocking fillers plus their ever popular hand made bath products for those who enjoy a little luxury. Save yourself the hassle of a trip into town & make a local start on your shopping this year – there really is something for everyone this Christmas at HALO!

Thurs. 14th Nov. - Hailsham Street Market

Fri. 15th - 17th Nov. - The BBC Good Food Show

At Vicarage Field, Hailsham from 9.30am - 3pm. See page 20.

Thurs. 14th - 16th Nov. - Pirates of Penzance

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Presented by the BLODS. Tickets £15.00. 01424 229111.

Thurs. 14th Nov. - Wine Tasting Evening

At the Vintage Cafe, 254 Terminus Road, Eastbourne. See page 33.

Thurs. 14th Nov. Christmas Art, Craft and Design Show

At the South of England Showground, Ardingly, W. Sussex. 10am - 5pm.

Fri. 15th - 17th Nov. - Lang Lang

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. An exclusive recital of Mozart and Chopin performed in the Round. 0207 589 8212.

At Olympia, London. Cuisine comes to life when boutique brands, top chefs, artisan producers and prestigious restaurants come together. - See more at: http://www.olympia.co.uk/whatson/bbc-good-foodshow#sthash.3jFv2fcU.dpuf Be thoroughly entertained. Join some familiar foodie faces from The Great British Bake Off, Saturday Kitchen and MasterChef. Watch celebrity chefs James Martin, Michel Roux Jr and many more demonstrating delicious recipes and dishing out top tips and advice for you to take home and experiment yourself. www.bbcgoodfoodshowlondon.com

Fri. 15th Nov. - The Supersonic 70’s Show

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings. 7.30pm. An incredible live show full of classic 70’s hits. Tickets £18.50. 01424 462288.

Fri. 15th Nov. - Grand Tea Party

At St. Augustine’s Church Hall, Bexhill at 2pm. For Senior Citizens. Organised by Rotary Bexhill. 07843 444388. Please book.

Sat. 16th Nov. - Hailsham Street Market

At Vicarage Field, Hailsham from 9.30am - 3pm. See page 20.

Sat. 16th & 17th Nov. - High Tea Weekend

At Hope Cottage Farm Shop, Ninfield. See page 47.

Sat. 16th Nov. - Spiders of Great Dixter

At Great Dixter, Northiam from 2.30pm. A free talk by Evan Jones. email: sarah@greatdixter.co.uk or tel: 01797 254045 to reserve places

Sat. 16th Nov. - Robertsbridge Bonfire

At High Street and recreation ground from 5.30pm.

Sat. 16th Nov. - Handmade With Love

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Featuring beautiful handmade crafts designed and created by hand-picked talented local makers and artisans. Open 10am - 4pm. £3.00. 018932 528071

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GIOACHINO ROSSINI

Our Italian programme commences with Antonio Vivaldi’s well known Gloria composed probably in 1715 for the Ospedale della Pieta, a girls orphanage in Venice. That it has become such a familiar work is remarkable considering it was discovered only relatively recently. It was not until 1939 that many instrumental and choral works were performed for the first time, including this setting of the Gloria. The work is based on the traditional Gloria from the Latin Mass in 12 varied cantata like sections. Gioachino Rossini is famous for his operatic works and other compositions including the more popular Stabat Mater. The Petite Messe SolEnnelle was almost the last work he composed in 1863 and he himself described it as a ‘poor little mass’ It is certainly different from many other masses of the period being far less opulent, and in parts it almost dances but with the same wonderful melodies we associate with Rossini. It was performed for the first time in February 1869, three months after Rossini’s death. As usual, the choir, soloists and orchestra will be conducted by our Director of Music, John Langridge.

For the first time, we offer tickets on line. Please go to

www.battlechoral.co.uk and follow the links to ALL ITALIAN PROGRAMME Saturday 30th November at 7.30pm Performance at Christ Church, London Rd, St Leonard’s TN37 6GL Tickets £15 each (to include glass of wine or fruit juice) available from Raggs Boutique 20 High Street, Battle. Little Larder 39 Norman Road, St. Leonards (Wed. – Sat) 0r from 01424 870862 or 845219 A free coach generously sponsored by Stephen Rimmer LLP Solicitors, will depart from Market Square at 6.30 pm and return after the concert. Seats must be reserved by phoning 01424772895. New members are always welcome. Please contact 01424 870862 for further details or visit our website above.

Sat. 16th & 17th Nov. Asian Wedding & Fashion Show

At Excel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. Europe’s largest Asian wedding show runs alongside international Asian fashion show. www.nationalasianweddingshow.co.uk

Sat. 16th Nov. - Battle Farmers Market

On the Abbey Green, Battle from 9am - 1pm.

Sat. 16th Nov. - Disney Fantasia Live

At the Royal Albert Hall, London at 7pm. A new show for the whole family to enjoy with some brand new content. 0207 589 8212.

Sat. 16th Nov. - Christmas Fair

This independent bookshop and art gallery provides a friendly and knowledgeable service to its customers and offers a quick, no deposit, ordering service for books not already in stock and can source out of print books. The range of greetings cards is carefully selected and includes cards by local artists as well as those from larger suppliers- Simon Drew, Canns Down Press, Art Angels and Green Pebble. I know when you read this it might only be the beginning of November but Janet and Fiona would like to wish an early Happy Christmas and New Year to all of our lovely customers! We have advent calendars, Christmas cards, 2013 diaries, calendars and annuals in stock. Also wooden bookends and jigsaws from Lanka Kade and educational jigsaw puzzles from Orchard Toys. The Art Gallery shows work by local artists and there is always a variety of subject, style, price and medium. See website www.heathfieldartandbooks for details of the artists and their work. A picture framing service is also available, as well as a small selection of art materials. HEATHFIELD is known for its variety of independently owned shops and free parking, so shop now for Christmas and beat the crowds and the weather!!

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At Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, near Hailsham. Over 100 Christmas stalls plus Santa’s grotto, Christmas music and more. 01323 844224.

Sat. 16th Nov. - Barn Dance and Supper

At St. Michael’s Village Hall, Grange Road, Tenterden from 7pm - 11pm. £12 includes supper. 01580 766811. Proceeds to village hall.

Sat. 16th Nov. - Circus of Horrors

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm.

Sat. 16th Nov. - Christmas Variety Show

At Salomons, Broomhill Road, Southborough. TN3 0TG. 7pm. Family ticket £20. (2+2). In aid of CHYPS. 01322 221315.

Sat. 16th Nov. - T Wells Farmers Market

On the Pantiles, T. Wells from 9am - 2pm.

Sat. 16th Nov. - RSC: Richard II

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs David Tennant in the title role. Live, Delayed on the big screen. 01892 678678.

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After the success of last years fair, Little Vintage Baby is delighted to announce two events at Rolvenden Village Hall and Langton Green Village Hall. Patrons are invited to enter the festive spirit by enjoying a wide range of gorgeous gifts on offer at ‘The Luxury Festive Fair’ on Saturday 9th & 24th November from 10am to 4pm. The numerous stalls will offer a variety of presents for everyone. From simple stocking fillers to indulgent treats, jewellery, shabby chic and vintage style home wares, wooden toys, cards, decorations, wreaths, personalised goods and scrumptious food & drink. Those looking for inspiring, seasonal and creative ideas and a beautiful Christmas...please drop in. Admission is FREE, and the Hall offers accessible parking. We look forward to seeing you there. For all enquiries regarding the show contact please events@littlevintagebaby.co.uk or 01580 240197

Sun. 17th Nov. - The Nutcracker

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. The Russian State Ballet and Opera House are back with a ballet classic for the whole family. Tickets: Adult £30.50, Conc. £26.50 , Child £16. 01892 530613.

Sun. 17th Nov. - The Musicals

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. ‘Dont Stop Believing!’ Theatre School proudly presents their first show. 2.15pm and 6.30pm. 01892 678678.

Sun. 17th Nov. - Blues from the USA

Upstairs at the Lamb, Eastbourne at 7.30pm with Catfish Keith. Cutting edge Blues singer/songwriter and Bottleneck Slide guitarist. £17.50 from 01323 841414.

Sun. 17th Nov. - Mayfield Festival Choir

At St. Dunstan’s Church, Mayfield at 7.30pm. With the Primavera Chamber Orchestra and soloists and four soloists. 01435 873670.

Mon. 18th - 23rd Nov. - Kindertransport

At the Theatre Royal, Brighton. A timely and un-missable story of love and loss, past and present and hope for the future. 0844 8717627.

Mon. 18th Nov. - Gary Newman

At the Concert Hall, Brighton at 7pm. £26.50. One of the founding Father’s of Synth pop. 01273 709709.

Tues. 19th Nov. - A Night at the Opera

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. London Festival Opera returns with a brand new A Night at the Opera production which will include staged highlights in costume of Verdi’s romantic masterpiece La Traviata. 01323 412000.

Tues. 19th & 20th Nov. - Spitfire Solo

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Personal, charming, funny and inventive, ‘Spitfire Solo’ is one man’s battle for survival, the second time around! Eves: 7.45pm. Wed. Mat. 2pm. 01323 412000.

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Whether you are a beginner or expert, Scuba 2000 can work out the best training route for you. Whether you choose the SSI or ITDA route, we can help you have a safe and successful diving experience every time. Owner, Karen Parrott strives to make Scuba 2000 not only safe but a fun way to learn to scuba dive or snorkel. We take pride in every service we provide and have unrivalled ‘personal’ aftercare. Scuba 2000 offers a variety of holidays, either as a club or tailor-made to suit your individual or family needs. Members of our club will receive discounts on the normal price and will be given preferrential booking options.

Tues. 19th Nov. - The Gold Old Days Christmas

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 2pm. Music hall and variety with this special Christmas show. 01892 530613.

Tues. 19th - 23rd Nov. - Calendar Girls

At the Stables Theatre, The Bourne, Hastings. A Stables Theatre production of this very British story. 01424 423221.

20th Nov. - Remember, Remember Zozululenka

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At Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Trees, Eastbourne at 7.30pm. Contemporary song mostly Ukranian and English. Free admission. Donations welcome. In aid of Ukranian orphans and widows.

Wed. 20th Nov. - Foster Allen

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Performing Celtic stylings since the mid-’70s, playing ‘easy listening’ music with a touch of traditional Irish instrumentals. £20.50 to £22.50. 01323 412000.

Wed. 20th Nov. - Curious Art of the Castle

At Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, Kent. Tour the paintings and art collection with a guide to answer questions. £5.00 per person. Max. 15 people. 3pm. 01622 735616.

Wed. 20th & 21st Nov. - Sleep 2013

Contact Louisa Sheridan “to the world you may be someone, but to someone you may be the world”

www.yourstrulyintroductions.co.uk

At the Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington. Leading trade event for interior hotel products. http://www.thesleepevent.com/

Wed. 20th Nov. - Antique Picture Auction

At Burstow & Hewett, Lower Lake, Battle. See page 26.

email: Louisa@yourstrulyintroductions.co.uk “I became a widower in 2003 and thought my life was over – Louisa proved me wrong.” R.B. – East Grinstead, West Sussex “Very professional with genuine care for her clients. Thank you for bringing us together.” P.S. & S.G. - Ashford, Kent “An excellent service in an age of mediocrity.” C.R. & P.M. – Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Garden Services Wed. 20th Nov. - Show of Hands

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. (With Miranda Sykes). Celebrating a 21 year musical partnership, singer songwriter Steve Knightley and multi instrumentalist Phil Beer. £18.50. 01892 530613.

Thurs. 21st Nov. - Talk on Lewes Castle

At Battle Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. All welcome. £4.00. Organised by Battle and District Historical Society.

Thurs. 21st Nov. - Wine Portfolio Tasting

At the Weald Wine Cellars, Moor Hill, Hawkhurst at 7.30pm. See p. 34.

Thurs. 21st - 24th Nov. - Classical Spectacular

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. Celebrate 25 years of classical spectacular with more of your favourite music, lights, lasers and special effects. 0207 589 8212.

Thurs. 21st Nov. - The Stereophonics

At the Brighton Centre, 6.30pm. £35. Songs from their album ‘Graffiti on the Train’. 01273 290131.

Thurs. 21st Nov. - Lau

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7.30pm. Lau are modern folk music’s most innovative band. Brilliant musicians, thrilling performers and free-thinking visionaries. Tickets £14.00. 01424 229111.

Thurs. 21st Nov. - Texas

At the Concert Hall, Brighton at 7pm. Tickets £38.50 and £50.00. Performing in their 25th Anniversary year with a new studio album ‘ The Conversation’. 01273 709709.

Thurs. 21st Nov. - The Stylistics

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. Tickets: £23. Direct from the USA The Stylistics with their charisma, style and harmony, evolved into one of the best-selling soul groups ever. 01892 530613.

Thurs. 21st Nov. - Bolshoi: Le Corsaire

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7.30pm. Music by Adolphe Adam | Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka after Marius Petipa | Recorded, shown on the big screen. 01892 678678.

Thurs. 21st Nov. - Annie Sloan Paint Workshops

At Halcyon Days, The Strand, Rye, E. Sussex. Learn the skills required to complete upcycling projects. Use eco friendly paint to achieve distressed and crackled finishes. 01797 225543. See Page 28

Fri. 22nd - 24th Nov. - 84 Charing Cross Road

Presented by the Bexhill Amateur Theatrical Society, at the Sanctuary, St. Johns Church, Bexhill. £10 at the door. £8 under 18 or £1 discount if booked in advance. www.the-bats.co.uk 01424 225722 or 730885.

Fri. 22nd & 23rd Nov. - Stella

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Eves. 7.45pm. Sat. Mat. 2.30pm. A story of women, their men and astronomy. “the audience choked on the bared emotions and the wonderment of people seeing deep space for the first time”. The Guardian. 01323 412000.

Fri. 22nd Nov. - An Evening With Bryan Ferry

At the Concert Hall, Brighton at 7pm. Tickets £36.50 to £200.

Fri. 22nd Nov. - Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland returns for six exciting weeks of winter festivities and admission is free. The Magical Ice Kingdom will return with more breath-taking ice sculptures. Other attractions include Giant Observation Wheel, The Ice Rink, Victorian Band Stand, live music and lots more for all the family.

Fri. 22nd Nov. - The Elvis Years

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

Fri. 22nd Nov. - Dracula

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm. Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park. This brilliant, theatrical treatment of Bram Stoker’s adventure blends Victorian Gothic with the Contemporary, drawing eclectically on a wide range of forms of popular entertainment that were established or emerging at the time. 01892 678678.

Sat. 23rd Nov. - Los Pacaminos with Paul Young

At the Hailsham Pavilion. Presenting an incendiary mix of Tex/Mex classics, Spanish songs and original material. £20. 01323 841414.

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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

Sat. 23rd Nov. - Tribute to the Jersey Boys

Sat. 23rd Nov. - 80’s Band Concert

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells featuring Go West, Hue and Cry and the Christians at 7.30pm. £28. 01892 530613.

Sat. 23rd Nov. - Rent

At the Brighton Centre. 6.30pm. Celebrating 20 years since its first staged performance, Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton and runnerup of ITV’s ‘Superstar’, Rory Taylor star in this iconic concert of the smash-hit musical. Tickets £22.50 to £35.00. 01273 290131.

Sat. 23rd & 24th Nov. Great Dixter Christmas Fair

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. This Tribute tells the remarkable rise to stardom of one of the most successful bands in pop music history. £20. 01323 412000.

At Great Dixter, Northiam, Kent. Local stallholders, food stands and roaring fires in the Great and Yeomans Halls.

At the Meniere Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU. Leonard Bernstein’s joyous musical comedy. A whirlwind adventure that seeks to prove ‘life is happiness indeed’. 0207 3781713.

At Little Common Community Centre, Shepherds Close at 10.30am - 12.30pm. Various stalls with lots of Christmas gift ideas. Raffle, admission 50p. Raising money for Cancer Research UK. 01424 844 992.

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 10.30am Sat. 11am Sun. Sat: 10.30am – 4.30pm, Sun: 11am-4pm. Finding inspiration from exploring the De la Warr Pavilion’s current exhibition or studying elements of its architecture and the surrounding seascape. £85. 01424 229111.

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Three amazing local bands performing from 8pm. 01892 678678.

Sat. 23rd Nov. - 22nd Feb. - Candide

23rd & 24th Nov. Experiment with Mono Printing

Sat. 23rd Nov. - Endellion Quartet Concert

At Vinehall School Theatre, Robertsbridge. Mendelssohn and Beethoven. 01580 883092.

Works by Mozart,

23rd & 24th Nov. - Maycroft Manor Open Day

Brighton’s new care home at 2 -8 Carden Avenue, Brighton BN1 8NA. 10am - 4pm. Come and see what makes Maycroft Manor a care home with a difference. 01273 799622. See front cover.

Sat. 23rd Nov. - The Nutcracker

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. After great success with the opera ‘Madam Butterfly’, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House are proud to present a ballet classic for the whole family. Tickets £29.50 and £27.50. 01424 462288.

Sat. 23rd Nov. - Christmas Fayre

Sat. 23rd Nov. - Local and Live Sessions Sat. 23rd Nov. - Reginald D Hunter

At the Concert Hall, Brighton at 8pm. £24. 01273 709709.

Sat. 23rd Nov. - Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 8pm. A new and unique comedy show, based entirely on suggestions from the audience, their own finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off. £19 to £21.

Sun. 24th Nov. - Nickelback - The Hits Tour

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. 0844 856 0202.

Sun. 24th Nov. - Weald Crafts Show

At Blackstock Farm, Grove Road, Hellingly, BN27 4HF. See page 21.

Sun. 24th Nov. - Lucky Star (L’Etoile)

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 3pm. Comic opera in 3 acts by Emmanuel Chabrier. English version. 01323 412000.

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Wedding Services

Bespoke Cheeses: As a cheese maker I’m able to offer you a service where all of your wishes can be met for your special day. At Bespoke cheese, you can choose the shape of your cheeses, cylindrical, square, little hearts, all of which are made especially for you. Would you like to have your cheese matured for a little longer, giving a stronger flavour, muslin bound or rinded, given your preference I can advise you of the best options available. I can also provide you with a totally stress free service, by delivering and dressing your Bespoke Cheese cake with flowers to match the bouquet‌.

Hope Family Florists is a small family run business providing stunning flowers for all occasions to every customer. All staff are fully qualified florists and are available to provide help and guidance in your choices to give you the most perfect flowers and plants. We are always happy to talk flowers, so it is our delight to give advice on colours, shape, form, display, lighting, humidity conditions and so much more. We can recommend the best seasonal flowers and how to love and maintain your arrangements and displays. Our business is built on reputation and here at Hope Family Florists we seek to ensure a quality finish to the highest standards. We understand that receiving flowers is special, therefore we are happy to deliver at times that meet your needs from early mornings to late evenings. (subject to prior arrangement)

We also attend parties to teach (adults and children) on how to make buttons holes, floral badges, corsages etc. We are here to help and with our knowledge and skills we can answer all your enquiries, please feel free to contact us or to browse our products.

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The Herstmonceux Castle Wedding Fayre Pictorial

Unique Hair

Jollies Wedding Cars

Brightwhites are fully trained, qualified & fully insured Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Technicians so you can be assured that the service you receive will be the same that you would expect from more expensive treatments. We aim to make you look and feel great with teeth whitening available in the comfort of your own home! Brightwhites use the latest in teeth whitening techongly and up to date products which are entirely safe and non-invasive. Our process is the only system in the UK which guarantees little or NO sensitivity! Lay back, relax and be amazed at how we can achieve dramatic results of up to ten shades lighter in less than an hour! Call today to book your brighter, whiter, smile or for a free consultation! Call Helena or Lauren 07827 291741 07730 325472.

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Treats On A Cycle

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Health, Fitness & Beauty

Weave Hair Extensions add length, volume and colour to your hair without the use of chemicals, glue, micro-rings or heat. The weave method has become the most popular and by far the best used method for hair extensions, if applied properly and more importantly CORRECTLY. Attention to detail is essential and a weaved hair base is achieved with bearable but secured tension, lasting up-to 3 months (dependent on your hair growth). A free after care service and monitoring customer feedback is a commitment that Puremeek makes to it’s clients.

Sun. 24th Nov. - The Soweto Gospel Choir

At the Theatre Royal Brighton at 7.30pm. 0844 871 7627.

Sun. 24th Nov. - Scrooge

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 2.30pm. Image Musical Theatre’s ever popular theatrical format. With the opportunity for the whole audience to sing the chorus songs and for some children to play the carol singers 01892 678678.

Mon. 25th Nov. - Ellen Kent’s Nabucco

At the Theatre Royal Brighton at 7.45pm. Lavish new production of Verdi’s epic tale, starring international soloists. 0844 871 7627.

Tues. 26th Nov. - Ellen Kent’s Aida

The Body Junction welcomes back Naomi Creasey as resident chiropodist. She is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call The Body Junction to book: 01424 215300 or Naomi on 07751 832718 or email naomicreasey@btinternet.com

At the Theatre Royal, Brighton. 7.45pm. This brand new production brings the hot, dusty plains and dramatic grandeur of ancient Egypt to the stage in Verdi’s classic love story. 0844 871 7627.

Tues. 26th & 27th Nov. - Antiques Fair

At the Hop Farm Country Park, Beltring, near Paddock Wood. From 8am. www.bentleysfairs.co.uk

Tues. 26th - 28th Nov. - Bob Dylan and his Band

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. The legendary Bob Dylan makes his long awaited return to the Hall. 0207 589 8212.

Tues. 26th - 30th Nov. - The Holly and the Ivy

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Eves: 7.45pm. Wed. and Sat. Mats. 2.30pm. This wonderful festive production has received the Theatre Critic’s Choice in both The Guardian and The Times, and stars Stuart McGugan (It Ain’t Half Hot Mum/Tutti Fruiti), Corrinne Wicks (Emmerdale/Doctors), Tom Butcher(The Bill/Doctors), Dean Smith (Waterloo Road) and Hildegard Neil. 01323 412000.

Tues. 26th - 30th Nov. - TWODS Oklahoma

Wed. 27th Nov. - Glass Workshop Open Day

At the Glass Workshop, Bexhill. See page 14 for details.

Wed. 27th Nov. - Jethro

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. Cornish Funnyman. 01323 412000.

Wed. 27th Nov. - Music From the Heart 1

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7.30pm. 400 East SussexMusic Servicestudents from Hastings & Rother AreaMusic Centrepresent two celebration concerts. £6 to £9. 01424 229111.

Wed. 27th Nov. - 1st Dec. BBC Good Food Show Birmingham

At the NEC Birmingham. http://www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com/

Thurs. 28th Nov. - The Stereophonics

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. 7.30pm. £13. 01892 530613.

Tues. 26th Nov. - Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings

Wed. 27th Nov. - General Antiques Auction

At Burstow and Hewett, Lower Lake, Battle. See page 26.

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

At the Concert Hall, Brighton at 7.30pm. Tickets £34 to £44. Rock ‘n’ roll icon, author and restauranteur. 01273 709709.

Thurs. 28th Nov. - Hailsham Street Market

At Vicarage Field, Hailsham 9.30am - 3pm. See page 20.

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Thurs. 28th Nov. - Mark Thomas (Comedy)

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7.30pm. Mark sets himself the task of committing 100 Acts of Minor Dissent. 01892 678678.

Thurs. 28th & 29th Nov. - British Business Show

At Olympia, London. With industry experts on hand to answer any questions, visitors to The Great British Business Show will undoubtedly leave feeling energised about their business and assured of its future success. www.greatbritishbusinessshow.co.uk

Thurs. 28th Nov. - The Hever Christmas Fair

At Hever Castle, near Edenbridge, Kent from 10am - 3.30pm. Entrance £3.00. (Fair only). Free entrance to the gardens for all the visitors. 23 stalls displaying a variety of delightful gift ideas.

Fri. 29th Nov. - The Stylistics

At the 02 Docklands, London. 0844 856 0202.

Fri. 29th & 30th Nov. - Nitro Circus Live

At Earls Court 1, London. Action-packed spectacular led by Travis Pastrana, featuring dirtbikes, bmx, skateboarding and more. Times to be confirmed. www.nitrocircuslive.com

Fri. 29th Nov. - The Drifters

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. 0844 871 7627.

Fri. 29th Nov. - David Copperfield

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Capturing the haunting beauty of Victorian London, master storytellers Hotbuckle use their distinctive style to tell the beloved story. 01892 678678.

C

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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New to Hailsham Saint Mary’s Clinic Opening 18th November Offering a range of high quality laser treatments. The End of Waxing, Bleaching & Shaving Saint Mary’s Clinic offer the latest InteliBrite hair removal treatment which is suitable for both men and women. Unwanted hair can be treated on virtually any part of the body. InteliBrite is totally non-invasive, so you will have no recovery period and will be able to carry on with your day immediately after treatment. To arrange a consultation, patch test or to design your personal treatment programme please contact Saint Mary’s Clinic now who will be happy to help. In addition to unwanted hair the InteliBrite treatment can also be applied to other undesired aesthetic cosmetic factors.

Face and Body Sculpting with Thermigen RF Saint Mary’s Clinic also provide Thermigen RF for Sculpting, lifting, defining, tightening and reducing. Again the treatment is suitable for both men and women, safely covering all key treatment zones of the face and body. The Thermigen RF will remodel and enhance collagen, whilst reducing fats and cellulite, providing dramatic results by actually targeting the causes of your cosmetic conditions. Thermigen RF is totally non-invasive, so you will have no recovery period and will be able to carry on with normal activities immediately after treatment. To arrange a consultation and design your personal treatment programme please contact Saint Mary’s Clinic who will be happy to help.

Saint Mary’s Clinic are holding a special preview open day on Saturday 16th November from 9.00am - 5.00pm. You are invited to come along, view the facilities and enjoy Champagne & canapes. Special Guest - World Champion & Britains Got Talent Winner Adam McAssey from Spelbound.

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Nursing & Care Welcome to Wealden Mobility! Wealden Mobility is based at 48 High Street in the old market town of Heathfield and we are pleased to offer a full range of mobility items to enhance the lives of Sussex residents, young and old. Having had over twenty years of experience in the industry, we know how important it is to give the right friendly advice, provide demonstrations (even in your own home) and be there

for you to maintain or fix your mobility equipment. We want you have the most effective solution(s) for your needs, particularly as there are so many products available, so let our experience guide you to make the right choice. We can supply a wide range of mobility scooters, wheelchairs, chairs, beds, bathroom & kitchen equipment, stair lifts, patient hoists etc, which if not in stock we can usually get delivered within a few days. If you are looking to upgrade, we will always consider part exchange. Call in to see us; Heathfield is easily accessible and has oodles of parking close by, or phone us on 01435 864155. You can also visit our website at www. wealdenmobility.co.uk. Oh and delivery is free on all orders, which is a real bonus. Happy shopping! Keith, Paul and Cassie

Prime Care Community Services was founded in 2001 and is one of the leading domiciliary care providers based on the South Coast of the UK with 7 branches in East/West Sussex, Dorset and Hampshire, employing over 300 care workers. Our services provide a wide range of home care choices for people in their own homes. All our staff attend specialist training in a wide range of medical topics, as well as personal care, companionship, assisted breaks, practical support, medication visits, home-from-hospital, rapid response, dementia, palliative, and end of life. The care workers help where possible for people to stay as independent for as long as possible, in their own homes, and have an absolute commitment to the provision of quality care and support. Prime Care has recently celebrated becoming the first home care company in the UK to achieve Investors in People (IiP) accreditation at Gold Level, demonstrating that Prime Care effectively sets and communicates its business and social objectives, invest in and develops its staff, and so continues to improve its performance. Mike Allistone, Sales and Recruitment Manager said� If you would be interested in Prime Care’s services for yourself or a member of your family or if you would like to join our team as a care support worker, then please contact 01323 491975 to find out more�.

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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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PETERHOUSE

- A dynamic & energetic living environment

Newly opened in the Summer of 2008 the new Peterhouse Day Care Centre is attached to the well established residential care and independent living centre run by NABS - The National Advertising Benevolent Society. Those using the Day Care facilities do not need to have any connections with the industry to use the extensive facilities on offer which also provides support for both clients and their families. We were shown around the well equipped centre and the Care Manager explained ‘we are introducing new activities all the time and although we have our own employees which include two support workers and a support coordinator, we are always looking for volunteers to help out as well, even

a few hours a week makes all the difference. We have had lots of good comments from our visitors which makes it all the more rewarding for our staff.’ A two course hot lunch is included each day and there is also a luncheon club where both visitors and their families can come along together at a cost of £5.50 per person. The Day Centre is used for a variety of respite needs whether it’s half a day a week or several days at a time which can be linked to an overnight stay at Peterhouse, something quite unique which is difficult to find elsewhere. The kitchen is always a hive of activity with lots of baking and food preparation always on the menu. Those wishing for a more relaxing break can take advantage of the recent therapeutic treatments on offer including reflexology and chiropody. From Sheltered Flats to Full Nursing Care Peterhouse comprises 34 single and double Sheltered Flatss, alongside a Registered Care Home, ‘The East Wing’, which offers Residential, Nursing and Social Care to 36 people. Self-caring residents in the Peterhouse Flats benefit from the numerous advantages of sheltered living: including a minibus service to the big supermarkets’ regular visits to Eastbourne; Hastings and places of interest; a restaurant; a bar; a library; satellite television’ a hairdresser; and in-house entertainment of all kinds. Experienced help is always at hand and extra support can be organised, if required.

Telephone the Manager at Peterhouse on 01424 730809

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Wildlife

Birds of a Feather According to those knowledgeable weather people November is likely to be very cold with quite a bit of the white stuff. This is a very important time to make sure your garden feeders are clean and full, bird baths are also a vital asset in your gardens - keeping them clean and refreshed will help our feathered visitors stay neat and warm. Keep a look out for visiting Redwings and Fieldfares, they love berries and often pop in in large numbers. If you don’t have berries in your garden spare a bit of fruit, apples are good, sultanas and maybe a bit of passion fruit - (that works for me) - this fruit can be a life savers for these beautiful winter visitors. Other garden birds we may see are Brambling and Siskins, at the time of writing a few have already been spotted in our area. It is a fact that you can never tell what you may get in, Liam, a customer and friend who lives near Juvenile Siskin Hastings had a visit from a Nightjar which sat on his garden fence for a whole day, probably resting before it’s long journey south. As you are reading this you ‘probably know that Feathers have been advertising in this magazine every month for two and a half years now, the monthly response we get from the adverts

Fri. 29th & 30th Nov. - Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

is even better now than when we first started, every week we have new customers popping into the shop and saying they saw Feathers advert in the What’s On. It is fair to say that a big part of our amazing success is due to these adverts so a big thank you to Michael and Anna for their support and Joe and I hope they enjoy their holiday which we have contributed no little amount to over the years. (Well worth it I may add)

Allan ..... feathers wild bird care. www.featherswildbirdcare.co.uk

Male Siskin

Sat. 30th Nov. - Front Row Fashion Show

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. Musical master of ceremonies with his much loved orchestra return to the Hall joined by special guest Melanie C. 0207 589 8212.

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 8pm. Front Row, the annual South Coast Fashion Show promoting innovative fashion design using vintage, sustainable, re-worked and recycled elements will be held at the De La Warr Pavilion auditorium. £8 to £12. 01424 229111.

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7. 30pm. Starring one of the world’s greatest Michael Jackson tribute artistes and featuring an incredible live band, backing singers, superb dancers, spectacular staging, lighting and state of the art video projection. 01323 412000.

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Led by jazz soloist, band-leader and arranger Peter Long, this talented band will reveal the sheer strength of Ellington’s music, which continues to energise both performers and audience alike. £18 to £20. 01323 412000.

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Free entry. 8pm. Napalm Death, the legendary grindcore band, will play through a public address system specially made by ceramicist Keith Harrison using clay to test the power of the sound they can produce.

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Audiences are encouraged to attend in fancy dress as has become the tradition for this film and get ready to have FUN! £12.00 01323 412000.

Fri. 29th Nov. - Michael Jackson Tribute

Sat. 30th Nov. - Duke Ellington 40th Anniversary

Fri. 29th Nov. - Napalm Death and Keith Harrison

Sat. 30th Nov. - A Fun Film Party - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sat. 30th Nov. - Inspector Norse

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. 7.30pm. A self-assembly Swedish crime thriller from award-winning comedy duo LipService that will leave you in stitches! Tickets £24.40. 0844 871 7627.

Sat. 30th Nov. - Wildlife Photographic Exhibition At Dunks Hall, Rye Road, Hawkhurst from 10am - 4pm. 01580 753041.

Sat. 30th Nov. - 1st Dec. Christmas on the Home Front

Sat. 30th Nov. - Simple Minds and Ultravox

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. Doors open 5.30pm. Expect to hear songs from both bands extensive back catalogues including Alive and Kicking, Don’t You (Forget About Me), Waterfront, Vienna and more. 0844 856 0202.

Sat. 30th Nov. - 2nd Dec. - Snow Queen

At Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, near Maidstone. 10am - 3pm. Re live Christmas in the 1940’s with lots of activities including drill displays by the Homeguard. Adults £7.00. Concession £6 Child £5 01622 763936.

Fri. 29th Nov. - Art Auction

Sat. 30th Nov.- An Italian Programme

At Christchurch, St. Leonards with the Battle Choral Society. See p.49.

At the Baker Mamonova Gallery, Norman Road, St Leonards On Sea at 2pm. See Gallery advertisement on page 31.

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Sat. and Sun. 12 noon. Mon. 10.30am. Performed by the CATS GRIN Theatre Co. For ages 4+. 01892 678678.

Sat. 30th Nov. - 2nd Dec. - The Wizard of Oz

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Sat. and Sun. 2.30pm. Mon. 1.30am. Cat’s Grin propell you along a resurfaced Yellow Brick Road. For ages 4+. 01892 678678.

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What's on magazine november 2013  

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

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