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What’s On July 2013


Sun. 30th June - 13th July - Michael Buble

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At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. The series of shows marks the third longest run of dates ever performed at The O2 by a male solo artist after Prince and Roger Waters, and represents his first shows here since he played twenty UK and Ireland arena and stadium shows in 2010. 0844 8560202.

Mon. 1st - 6th July - Relative Values

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Eves: 7.45pm. Thurs. and Sat. Mats: 2.30pm. A stellar cast comes to Brighton when three of Britain’s most popular comedy performers join forces in one of Noël Coward’s most successful comedies. Set in the early 1950s, Relative Values is about the uproarious culture clash between the glittering world of Hollywood and the stiff upper lip of the English aristocracy. 0844 871 7627.

Mon. 1st July - Canada Day

At Trafalgar Square, London from 10.30am - 10.30pm. Celebrate Canada’s birthday with a free feast of culture, sport and entertainment.

Throughout July and August - Lily Time

At Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst. Tues, Wed, Thurs and Sat. 11am 5pm. Admission £9.00. Cafe, gift shop and plant sales. 01580 200888.

Tue. 2nd - 20th July - Battle Scarecrow Festival

For the fifth year Battle will host a Scarecrow Festival in July. This is being run by The Battle Chamber of Commerce and Battle Town Council with the scarecrows being displayed around the town centre. The theme for this year is ‘Comic Characters’.

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Tues. 2nd - 13th July - Boeing, Boeing At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. A wonderful farce where it all boils down to juggling timetables and a reliable maid who never forgets to change the photographs! Evenings 7.45pm Wednesday & Saturday Matinee 2.30pm No performances Sunday & Monday. Tickets £14.50 to £19.00. 01323 412000.

Tues. 2nd & 3rd July - Seaside Special

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne at 8.15pm. A variety show performing throughout the summer including both local and professional talent. Tickets £16.00 also on 9th and 16th July. 01323 412000.

Tues. 2nd & 5th July - Robbie Williams

At Wembley Stadium, London HA9 0WS. Starts 6.15pm. Olly Murs 7.15pm, Robbie Williams at 8.45pm. 0844 9808001.

Wed. 3rd 10th July - Southern Belles

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 10.30am. If you are fifty five or over, you are invited to a weekly dance class. All abilities are welcome to this modern dance class. £6.50 per class. 01424 229111.

Wed. 3rd July - Harlequin Goes to the Moon

At Ditchling Village Green, East Sussex. An outdoor theatre performance by The Rude Mechanical Theatre Co. See main advertisement on page 45.

Wed. 3rd July - Painting Course

At Bedgebury, Pinetum, near Goudhurst. Also on 10th and 11th July. Practice basic techniques of drawing, watercolour painting and colour skills. £150 for the course includes lunch. All levels welcome. 10.30am 4.30pm. 01580 879842.

Wed. 3rd July - Practical Task Day

At Cinderhill Woods, Matfield. Bracken bashing to help keep the heathland a healthy balance of plants, invertebrates, reptiles. Organised by the Kent High Weald Partnership. See 01580 212972.


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Sussex Framing Centre provides professional framing services, creative advice and design recommendations. A range of 500+ mouldings is supplemented by thousands more from supplier catalogues. Framing is completed to the Fine Art Trade Guild’s ‘Commended Level’ as a minimum, with Conservation and Museum levels available as required, by professional framers who will happily spend time with you discussing all options. Based in Battle since 1999, recent customer feedback includes “SO happy with the art and framing from @SussexFraming thank you they look FAB!.” William Banks-Blaney of William Vintage, Vogue magazine’s ‘Vintage King’. Just one of the reasons more and more customers come to us of through recommendation than through any other source.

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What’s On Magazine PO Box 76, BATTLE, E. Sussex, TN33 0WA. Tel. 01424 870363 or Fax: 01424 892075

July 2013 P.45

House and Home P.2 - 17 Antiques Collectables P.15 - 17 Hampton Court Preview & Garden Services P.18 - 24 Food and Drink P.25 - 40 Royal Ascot Feature P.26 - 41 Gig Guide P.40


Fashion and Leisure P.42 - 51 Health, Fitness & Beauty P.52 & 52 Wedding Services P.54 - 57 Parent and Child P. 58 & 59 Nursing and Care P.60 - 65 Wildlife P.66 & 67 Royal Ascot P.26

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Wed. 3rd July - Strictly Confidential At the Brighton Centre. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Told through the eyes of the hugely popular Lisa Riley, under the direction of TV’s most notorious judge, Craig Revel Horwood, Strictly Confidential is a dance and music extravaganza, complete with sequins, spray tans and behind-the-scenes action from the BBC One series. 01273 290131.

Wed. 3rd July - Of Monsters and Men

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill On Sea 7.30pm. £15.00. The band’s debut album My Head is An Animal topped album charts in Iceland, Ireland, Germany, Canada, America and has now gone Gold in the UK. 01424 229111.

Wed. 3rd July - East Dean Village Market

Every Wednesday at East Dean Village Hall, 10am - 12.30pm.

Wed. 3rd July - Rye Farmers Market

Every Wednesday at Strand Quay, Rye from 10am - 1pm.

Wed. 3rd July - Classical Concert

At All Souls Church, Susans Road, Eastbourne. Tim Willsone and Friends, Oboe, piano and more. 1pm. 01323 731366.

Wed. 3rd July - 1812 Firework Concert

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne with Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Concert Band. 01323 410611.

Thurs. 4th July - Hastings Farmers Market

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

Thurs. 4th July - Craft and Gift Fair

At the Mansion (Lions Hotel), Eastbourne seafront. 10am - 4pm every Thursday. See main advertisement on page 46.

Thurs. 4th July - The John Mann Music Show

At the Winter Garden, Eastbourne in the Floral Hall. 2.30pm. Enjoy an afternoon of yesterdays music played today on the Eminent organ and grand piano, interspersed with John infectious humour. £7. 01323 412000

Fri. 5th July - Brede Farmers Market

Every Friday at Brede Village Hall from 10am - 12 noon. 01424 882281.

Fri. 5th July - Bexhill Farmers Market

At Devonshire Square, Bexhill every Friday from 8.30am - 2pm.


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Fri. 5th July - Finchcocks Jazz Evening At Finchcocks, Riseden, near Goudhurst at 7pm. Jazz starts at 8.45pm. Guest artist Tommaso Starace. One of the most exciting alto saxophonists on the scene today. Based between Italy and the UK Tommaso has his own quartet in Italy and the UK. Earlier this year he performed at a jazz festival in Argentina and has also performed to sold out audiences at the Blue Note in Milan. Booking essential. 01580 211702

Fri. 5th July - Beach Boys Tribute Show

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. The Beached Boys Doors and bar open at 7:00pm. Concerts start at 8:00pm. Concerts finish at approximately 9:30pm. Licensed Bar Available. Advance tickets. Adults £7.50 Child £5.25. Telephone (01323 410611)

Fri. 5th - 14th July The Colour Purple - The Musical

At the Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London. With a fresh joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues this European premiere is directed by John Doyle. 0207 378 1713.

Fri. 5th July - Chamber Music

At St. Nicholas Church, Church Lane, Pevensey with the Florin Ensemble. 7pm. Tickets £12.50. Music by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. 01323 764449 or 01424 216651.

Fri. 5th July - Matt Wates Sextet

At the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne. The combination of two saxes, trumpet and rhythm section is rooted in the traditions of the small modern jazz bands of the fifties and sixties. About eighty percent of the material Matt’s band plays are originals, with the rest consisting of standards from the great American songbook. Tickets £12. 0845 6801 926.

Fri. 5th July - Bon Jovi

At Hyde Park, London. (Parade Ground) The headlining act at the Barclay Card British Summertime Hyde Park. A ground breaking new summer concert series. Doors open at 2:00 pm. Tickets start from £65 (excluding booking fees).

Fri. 5th July - Tentertainment

At the Recreation Ground, Tenterden at 6pm. Summer music festival. A free family festival.


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Fri. 5th July - Rye Summer Classic 10K

At Rye Nature Reserve, Rye Harbour, Rye, TN31 6AX. 7pm. The first race in the three-race Friday night series on this super-fast, traffic-free road course is through Rye Nature Reserve at Rye Harbour in East Sussex.

Fri. 5th July - Batty at Bodiam

At Bodiam Castle, near Robertsbridge at 7pm. A special bat talk evening including a delicious three course meal. Tickets £40. Booking essential on 01580 831325.

Fri. 5th - 7th July - London Film and Comic Con

At Earls Court 2, London. Fri. 6pm - 8pm. Sat. and Sun. 9am - 5pm. a fun weekend and a great day out. Listen to great talks, browse the merchandise stands and get an autograph or two from a growing line up of special guests.

Sat. 6th July - Heathfield Silver Band 125th Free Anniversary Fun Day/Concert

At the Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield. From 2pm. Barbecue, bar, bouncy castle, live music, craft stalls and lots more with band concert at 7pm. (in the hall if wet). 01435 862398.

Sat. 6th July West Side Story, Singing Workshop

Bourne Locks & Ironmongery: Are located within the attractive St. Mary’s Walk, Hailsham. This family run business has 10 years experience within this industry. You will find a well stocked shop offering all types of locks and Ironmongery, from door handles to the more unique items. All full service is offered to both the general public and trade, at competitive prices. They offer an excellent key cutting service, cutting all types of keys, from household keys to vehicle keys. Their in house workshop allows them to reassemble locks and repair them, even supplying a Keying Alike service which allows all your locks to work from the same key. Please call in to their store or view their online catalogue with prices. Quote ‘Whats On’ and get a FREE household key cut.

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 11am. Are you a fan of West Side Story? Fancy getting together with others to sing through Bernstein’s hit songs? Lorraine Bowen’s singing workshops are always fun with top tips to guide you through getting the most from your voice, expanding your range, using dynamics and diction techniques. 01424 229111.

Sat. 6th July Music’s Not Dead Presents: The Pictish Trail

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7pm. The Pictish Trail is the nom de plume of singer-songwriter Johnny Lynch. He runs micro-indie DIY-folk collective Fence Records, from a remote fishing village in Fife, and a caravan on the Hebridean isle of Eigg. £5.00 to £6.00. 01424 229111.

Sat. 6th July - Rock ‘n’ Roll Tribute Show

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. The Revolutionaires. Doors and bar open at 7:00pm. Concerts start at 8:00pm. Concerts finish at approximately 9:30pm. Licensed Bar Available. Advance tickets. Adults £7.50 Child £5.25. Telephone (01323 410611)


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Rogers Taxi Local Entrepreneur Roger Motley is now offering a new quality public service. Relax and appreciate the luxury and quality service you deserve from Rogers Taxi and private hire service. Airports, Sea Ports, Hospital Visits (wait & return available), City to City, UK Holiday Transportation, Boarding School Runs or any UK Travel. A Courier Service is also available.

Roger provides a polite, courteous service and has a good knowledge of the local area as well as many regions of the UK. You will always find Roger reliable and friendly and his vehicle is always maintained and valeted to a very high standard which he appreciates is important when you are travelling in quality attire.

Call 07940 854344

Are you a property investor? Would love to learn how to invest in Property the right way? Come along to our new Property networking event. Its held the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Royal Wells Hotel in Tunbidge Wells, TN4 8BE from 6.30 – 9pm. We aim to inspire and educate everyone who attends. There will be more Interaction & involvement, with the emphasis on a personal approach to networking. A less rigid format offering variety each month for regular attendees. Also we want to give you the opportunity to be active in JV’s & deal packaging/trading.

We have new and existing speakers who want to share their journey and knowledge with you. We focus on the social & community aspects of property networking, as we firmly believe that “your Network is your Net worth”. To book tickets either go to tunbridge-wells/your-tumbridge-wells-ppn/ Or call Beckie Cooper on 07889 727381.


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Sat. 6th & 7th July 999 Emergency Services Day

On the Western Lawns, Eastbourne seafront. Police, fire, ambulance, coastguard and RNLI services in an action packed weekend of displays and exhibitions. Free entry. 11am - 5pm.

Sat. 6th July - Vintage Fete

At Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe Road, Tenterden, Kent. 11am - 5pm. All things vintage including classic cars, games, stalls, hair, and much more.

Sat. 6th July - The Rolling Stones

Rock icons The Rolling Stones are returning to London’s Hyde Park this summer for a sensational outdoor concert. The concerts takes place almost 44 years to the day since the Stones first played Hyde Park, and will see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood return to where they truly belong, back on the live stage, following the huge success of their ’50 and Counting’ shows last year.

Sat. 6th July - The Raise of Sunshine Concert

At the Royal Albert Hall, London at 3pm. Featuring JLS, Olly Murs, Kimberley Walsh, Charlie Brown, Angel, Flawless and Ruff Diamond. A charity concert for seriously ill children in the UK. 0207 589 8212.

Sat. 6th - 27th July - Purely Original Print

At the Upstairs gallery and downstairs studio, 1066 Art Academy (inside Costa Coffee) High Street, Battle. Showing artworks created using the full breadth and depth of original printmaking methods from etching and engraving to experimental mono prints and collagraph. Artwork for sale from £100. Open Thurs. Fri. and Sat. weekly between 11am and 5pm.

Sat. 6th July The Globe on Screen: Twelfth Night

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Twelfth Night is an all-male Globe ‘Original Practices’ production that aims to replicate as closely as possible the music, costumes, dance and scenery of Shakespeare’s time. Performed at The Globe, London, in Shakespearian English. Directed by Tim Carroll Running time: 3hrs including interval. 01892 678678.

Sat. 6th July - Icons of Entertainment

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At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Seaside Road, Eastbourne at 7pm. Song and dance performed by Angelica, the 50 strong singing group. Tickets £12. The show features tributes to music legends past and present. 01323 412000.

Sat. 6th & 7th July - Sussex Food Festival

At the Bluebell Railway, Horsted Keynes Station. A celebration of locally produced food and drink. 01825 720800.

Sat. 6th July - A Step Through Time

At the Assembly Halll Theatre, T. Wells. A Stage Coach Tunbridge Wells celebrate the most iconic moments in history through song, dance and drama. 7.30pm. Ad. £12.50. Ch. £10. 01892 530613.

Sat. 6th July - Tunbridge Wells Farmers Market

On the Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells. 9am - 2pm. 07902 215942.

Sat. 6th July - Robertsbridge Village Market

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

Sat. 6th & 7th July - Have A Go Weekend

At Bewl Water, Lamberhurst from 10am - 4pm. Kayaking, wind surfing, sailing, hydro balls, inflatables, boat rides, kids, fishing and paddle boats, mini golf, barbecue, entry £5 adults, £4 children. Events priced at £5 per person per half an hour session.

Sat. 6th July Motown’s Greatest Hits, How Sweet It is

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of Motown is back. Now in its 11th successive year, this 100% live show combine’s first class music together with the slickest choreography, and an amazing band, to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have! Tickets £21.00. 01323 412000.

Sat. 6th July - See the Steam Giants

At Brede Waterworks, near Hastings on the A28. Entrance top of Brede Hill. Free entry and parking. Refreshments available. The huge steam pumping engines have been restored and are in motion again. 01323 897310.

Sun. 7th July - Verdi’s Requiem

At the Royal Albert Hall, London at 7.30pm. Britain’s largest choral society return to the Hall. 0207 589 8212.

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Greenheat: 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 REAL membership you can have confidence in the customer service you will receive. You will be impressed by our commitment to delivering a friendly, highly professional service that you can rely on. 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.

Sun. 7th July - Sunday Night Proms On the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne with the Police Unity Memorial Band. Concert starts: 8:00pm. Doors and bar open at 7:30pm Concerts finish at approximately 9:30pm. Licensed Bar Available. Tickets Advance tickets are available from the Seafront Office, online or over the phone (01323 410611)

Sun. 7th July - A Day in the Park plus JLS and the Beach Boys

At Hyde Park, London. Featuring a cross generational package of artists to keep the youngest to the oldest member of the family extremely happy. JLS, The Beach Boys, The Saturdays and Paul Young line-up alongside The Gruffalo, Horrible Histories and Brainiac for some of the best music, comedy and entertainment for all ages. With further international acts and artists appearing across all four stages, Sunday 7th July will welcome the whole family to a great day out as part of the 10-day extravaganza.

Sun. 7th July - Photography Workshop

At Bateman’s, Burwash. A chance to pick up some practical tips on photography from David Salmon. Sessions are 45 minutes will run between 11am and 4pm with a maximum of ten people on each course. Free event. Normal admission applies. 01435 882302

Sun. 7th July - Treasures by the Moat

At Herstmonceux Castle in the grounds and gardens. Antiques and antic fayre. Set up from 7.30am. Cars £8. Vans, trailers £15. Public entry from 9am - 3pm. £1.00. Children 50p. 01323 834479.

Sun. 7th July - Bewl 15 Mile Run

At Uplands Sports Centre, Lower High Street, Wadhurst, TN5 6BA. 10.30am. Voted the best 15 mile race 2009 to 2012 by readers of Runners World Magazine.

Mon. 8th July Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells For Two

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. 7.30pm. When Mike Oldfield released his 1973 masterpiece, Tubular Bells, it required more than 30 musicians to perform it. Now, 40 years on, performed by just two massively talented musicians, this thrilling show recreates the album on stage, in real time in a unique and compelling theatrical experience 0845 871 7627. 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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A21 BEST KEPT HIDDEN SECRET Times are still hard and will remain so for many years. For many the dream of moving house, or purchasing their first, goes on. Your frenetic nightmares may vary, but our dream will not. Living in a home that backs onto country side for miles and miles, your only early morning visitors being the squirrel, dove, jackdaw and wagtail. Magnificent views are guaranteed either to the front or rear, and sometimes both, with neighbours to the side either near or far, but always distant. The morning light is outstanding as it silhouettes the forms of the tree’s with the morning dew upon the meadow beyond the fence, with a seasonal surprise of either sheep or cow, as the black bird sings its morning glory, then evening light gives uninterrupted cascades of red as the sun sets below the distant horizon. Your home being on a historic ridge protected from the ravages of the sea, wind and mist, high above any waterline. A place where pilgrims walked for safety and long before distant ancestors walked above dense forest and beast in the valley below heading for the sea shore, as the soaring birds and floating clouds, told him a story of the weather to come. Here air like traffic always moves as they periodically pass by. High above the valley it is fresh, unlike slow moving Lorries and cars trapped between building and road, where the pump out fumes lay within the home and garden. This is the land of dense forest and beast that people are entwined and not the land of pilgrim and hunter gatherer. Open your dreams and the next time you drive up the A21 you will see that on the high ridges, life is more exciting than living in the dark forest of house and cottage amongst the valley roads. Written by Fred Waghorn - White Chapel Fireplaces – 01424 870870

Mon. 8th July - Gilbert and Sullivan At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne with the Eastbourne Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Adults £4.00, child £2.00 (advance). 01323 410611.

Mon. 8th & 9th July - Tales for Toddlers

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea,. Mondays, 10.30am-11.15am & 11.30am - 12.15pm Free. Join our fantastic storytellers for fun-filled free sessions of stories, rhymes, songs and creative activities aimed at preschool children and their parents or carers. 01424 229111

Tues. 9th July - Seaside Special

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne.8.15pm. A variety show performing throughout the summer with both local and professional talent. Tickets £16.00. 01323 412000.

Tues. 9th July - Leeds Castle Tour

At Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, Kent at 11.30am. A behind the scenes tour of areas usually closed to the public. £5.00 per person plus normal entry fee.01622 880008.

Tues. 9th - 14th July The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

At Hampton Court Palace, London. Combining one of Britain’s greatest flower shows with a spectacular summer festival. See show gardens, country crafts, floral displays with fabulous shopping fashion and food. Celebrity speaker of the day at 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm.

Tues. 9th July - Mobility - One Big Day

At Glow, Bluewater, Dartford, Upper Hall, 9am - 4pm. Free entry. Find out everything you need to know about the Mobility Scheme in this free to attend great day out for all the family.

Wed. 10th - 26th July 2012 Team GB Glory Moments exhibition

At City Hall, The Queens Walk, LondonSE1 2AA. the first public exhibition of a unique collection of photographs showing the moment each British medal was won at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Each image, is signed by the medallist. There has never been a full set of official signed Olympic images like this. team-gb-photo-exhibition#sthash.kUUw4P6Q.dpuf

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Antiques & Collectables

Wed. 10th July - Every Dog Matters

Thurs. 11th - 14th July - Festival of Speed

At the Ashdown Forest Centre, Wychcross, Forest Row, RH18 5JP. The session is designed to help you have a more rewarding relationship with your dog and come a better dog owner. Booking on 01342 823583.

At Goodwood Estate, Chichester, West Sussex. A unique summer weekend bringing together cars, stars and motorsport royalty to create the largest car culture event in the world. A true celebration of motorsport and all things automotive.

At Ore Community Centre, 455 Old London Road, TN35 5BH. 7.30pm. £1.00. A talk by Glynn Brown for the Hastings and Rother Family History Society. All welcome. 07709 235308.

At Olympia Grand Hall, London. 9.30am - 4.30pm. The 50+ Show is set to be a fantastic day for everyone who loves life and wants to make the most of it. Why not come and see celebrity chef Richard Fox teach you how to cook fabulous food to a budget in the Cookery Theatre? Or have a go at learning some ballroom dancing on the Dance Floor? With all of this plus a dedicated craft zone, travel seminar theatre and the ever-popular climbing wall, there’s so much to do at the show making it a great day out. - See more at:

Wed. 10th July Writing an Authentic Family History Story

Thurs. 11th - 13th July - The 50 Plus Show

Wed. 10th July - 1812 Firework Concert

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne with Uckfield Concert Brass. 01323 410611.

Wed. 10th July - Practical Wildlife Tasks

At Rusthall Grange, Green Space, Grange Gardens, TN4 8QD. Help finish the transformation of this mini site. Part of Kent High Weald Partnership. 01580 212972.

Wed. 10th July - Piano Concert

At All Souls Church, Susans Road, Eastbourne at 1pm. With talented piano duettists. Tel: 01323 506272.

Thurs. 11th July - Rod Stewart

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. The show coincides with the release of Rod’s first album of songs he has written and produced in almost 20 years. This landmark album marks Stewart’s long-awaited return to his song writing roots with across the board critical acclaim. 0844 856 0202.

Thurs. 11th July - Craft and Gift Fair

At the Mansion (Lions Hotel), Eastbourne’s seafront from 10am - 4pm every Thursday. See main advertisemnt on page 46.

Thurs. 11th July An Audience With Rudyard Kipling

At Bateman’s Burwash at 6pm. All tickets £35.00. An exclusive evening at the home of Rudyard Kipling that will include a performance by local historian and entertainer, Geoff Hutchinson, as Rudyard Kipling, a guided tour of the house, followed by dinner. Booking Essential 01435 882302.

Thurs. 11th July Glyndebourne: Le Nozze Di Figaro

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells at 6.15pm. Recorded Live from Glyndebourne. Michael Grandage’s production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro returns. The opera has particular significance, as it was the first ever to be performed at Glyndebourne in 1934. 01892 678678.

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Fri. 12th July - Dream Boys Fit & Famous Tour At the Theatre Royal Brighton. 0844 871 7627.


At Hyde Park, Parade Ground. £59.50. Doors open 2pm. Last entry: 21:30 Finish: 22:15 Elton remains committed to his music and to touring, averaging a performance every three days over the past decade. In 2011, Elton launched his second Las Vegas extravaganza, The Million Dollar Piano, at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace.

Fri. 12th July - First Night of the Proms

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. The 2013 BBC Proms opens with a choir of 450 and two great portraits of the sea by Britten and Vaughn Williams. For full details of all the proms see

Fri. 12th July - Summer School Concert

At the Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne presented by East Sussex Music Service and the best local school talent. 01323 412000.

Fri. 12th July Sissinghurst Farmers Market

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

Fri. 12th - 20th July - Harvey by Mary Chase

At the Stables Theatre, The Bourne, Hastings at 7.30pm. Based on the 1950’s movie with James Stewart featuring a fantastic cast. 01424 423221.

Fri. 12th July Albert Einstein Relativitively Speaking

At the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne at 7.30pm. £9.00. Combining comedy songs and gloriously bad puns alongside proper explanations of the science behind his landmark theories and some rather surprising revelations into the great man’s personal life, the show provides answers to everything you ever wanted to know about Einstein but were too afraid to ask! 0845 680 1926.

Fri. 12th July - A Night at the Musicals

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7pm. Following the huge success of their debut at The White Rock Theatre last year, the pupils from Key Stage 2 at St. Paul’s CE Primary School invite you to join them for a magical ‘Night at the Musicals’ Tickets £6.00. 01424 462288.

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show July 9 – 14th 2013


his year at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, we’re combining the exquisite beauty of one of Britain’s greatest flower shows with all the fun and excitement of a spectacular summer festival.

Hands-on inspiration is at the heart of the event. Discover a mix of glorious show gardens with a wealth of opportunities to see planting and country crafts close up; fine dining with dazzling floral displays and all things ‘grow-your-own’; live music with fabulous shopping, fashion and food. A unique day out for all, in a truly majestic setting. We’re making the show even easier to enjoy with the introduction of a series of special ‘zones’, each with its own distinctive theme and flavour. Famous faces at the flower showLinda Barker, Bill Oddie and Kate Humble visit the Celebrity Speakers and Catwalk in Bloom Theatre RHS Marketing team Thursday, June 06, 2013 image:Clare Richardson

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This year at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, we’re combining the exquisite beauty of one of Britain’s greatest flower shows with all the fun and excitement of a spectacular summer

festival. Don’t miss the Celebrity Speakers & Catwalk in Bloom Theatre programme which will be packed with fun and energetic performances throughout each day.

Celebrity speaker of the day Every day at 12 noon, 2pm & 4pm Don’t miss household favourites such as Bill Oddie, David Domoney, Kate Humble, John Craven, Linda Barker and Tim Wonnacott. Each day, celebrity guests will be offering anecdotes and talking about their love of the outdoors and their own gardens.

Catwalk in Bloom Every day at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6pm (no 5pm or 6pm show on Sunday) Fashion and horticulture meet in the Catwalk in Bloom Theatre, showcasing an inspiring collection of designs, including the best couture and off-the-peg fashion. From Adam and Eve and the fig leaf, horticulture has always offered inspiration for fashion. Many leading design houses consider plants to be an integral part of their creative process, incorporating plant colours, textures and patterns into their clothing and accessory ranges. ....... Cont. P. 20.

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NEED MORE SPACE BUT CAN’T AFFORD AN EXTENSION? NFF log cabins are a fraction of the cost and many don’t need planning permission. They are an elegant addition to any home. If you are a therapist why not work from home? Log cabins make relaxing therapy rooms and save the cost of renting a clinic. As guest accommodation they excel and are an obvious choice for holiday lets or ‘teen crash-rooms’. They can have their own space and you can have yours. Gary Newman relaxing in a Newton & Frost Log Cabin

Working from home has never been easier. Home office prices start from £1030 (inc VAT). How many BBQ’s get rained off due to the English weather? Invest in some NFF decking along with a pretty summerhouse and you can BBQ all year round. Beside a swimming pool it can double up as a changing room and chill-out space. NFF Ltd has a number of furnished show cabins on display at their Horam premises. These include an art studio/bedsit; a home office/therapy room; a teenagers’ retreat/sleepover pad, a relaxing summerhouse and a stunning Wendy House.

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Chris Beardshaw challenges the preconceptions of age with a garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace


ollowing on from winning a Gold Medal and The People’s Choice Award at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, garden designer Chris Beardshaw has turned his attention to RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July, where he is creating a thought provoking show garden for McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement developer. As with all his show gardens Chris wants this design to not only provide a beautiful outdoor space, but to also promote the key messages of McCarthy & Stone, which

believes that later life should be rich, rewarding and hugely fulfilling. With his highly creative design, Chris is aiming to challenge the preconceptions and sterotypes of later life and to honour and celebrate the experiences and positive role models within the UK’s growing over-60s population. The large show garden has been designed to enable visitors to walk through so they can engage with the planting and the audio clips specially captured for the show. There are three pathways representing three key strands of narrative which Chris explored and they are experience, style and ingenuity, two of these paths allow visitors in and out of the garden with the third allows clear views through a wildflower meadow towards a central circle and secluded garden, which is richly planted with high summer perennials. Sitting within the luscious planting is the imposing centre piece – a five metre high steel framed androgynous head. As the visitors walk along the pathways they will be able to listen to a variety of audio clips from retirees sharing their knowledge, experiences, hopes and ambitions for the future.

60s to upload their stories and contributions via facebook, twitter and email, further dispelling the view that the over 60’s are generally not techsavvy. Commenting on the garden Chris said: “With this garden we really wanted to stimulate discussion around the perceived boundaries, or isolation that older generations can experience. We want to celebrate the valuable experience and contributions people have made throughout their adult years and working life, as well as looking forward to the continued and new contributions they will go on to offer once they have retired.” The show runs from Tuesday 9 July Sunday 14 July 2013 9 - 10 July RHS members only 11 - 14 July RHS members and nonmembers Time: 9–13 July 10.00am – 7.30pm 14 July 10.00am – 5.30pm (sell off starts at 4.30pm) afternoon tickets valid from 2.30pm Venue: Hampton Court Palace, Surrey KT8 9AT. Tickets are on sale now

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Fri. 12th - 14th July - The Kent County Show

Sat. 13th July Judy Garland’s Love Affair With England

At the Kent County Showground, Detling, near Maidstone. The Kent County Show is a showcase event for farming, countryside and rural life. The three day event brings together the very best of Kent with animals and food, fun and excitement and above all a sense of what ’The Garden of England’ has to offer.

At Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe Road, Tenterden. 2pm. A fascinating talk which gives an insight into an iconic actress’ love with England. Featuring unseen footage. 01580 762334.

At the Little Common Community Centre, Shepherds Close, Little Common at 7.30pm. A talk by Peter The Pond for the Little Common Horticultural Society. Visitors welcome.

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. With Graham Holly and The Persuaders. Doors and bar open at 7:00pm. Concerts start at 8:00pm. Concerts finish at approximately 9:30pm. Licensed Bar Available. Advance tickets. Adults £7.50 Child £5.25. Telephone (01323 410611).

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne with Dolly James and the City Limits. Concert starts at 8pm until 9.30pm. Licensed bar. Advance tickets adults £7.50, child £5.25. 01323 410611.

At Smarden Primary School, noon to 4pm. Free entry. Bouncy castle, pony rides, lucky dip, raffle, coconut shy. Various traders plus classic cars and bikes, barbecue, beer tent, cake stall and lots more.

Fri. 12th July - Natural England

Fri. 12th July - Tina Turner Tribute Show

Sat. 13th July - Buddy Holly Tribute Show

Sat. 13th July - Smarden Summer Fair

Sat. 13th & 14th July East Sussex Guild of Crafts

Sat. 13th July - 20th Oct. - The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things

At Bateman’s, Burwash from 11am. An exhibition and sale of traditional crafts such as leather, lace, glass and jewellery. Normal admission applies.

Sat. 13th July - Comedy Cafe

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells at 8pm. £10. JUNIOR SIMPSON With his infectious energy and huge stage presence it is easy to see why Junior Simpson is a circuit favourite. A true observational comic Simpson finds his humour in the everyday and humdrum with anecdotes of his world travels as a comedian adding an originality to his set. 01892 678678.

Sat. 13th July - Chas and Dave

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Free entry. Historical and contemporary works of art, videos, machines, archaeological artefacts and iconic objects, like the giant inflatable cartoon figure of Felix the Cat – the first image ever transmitted on TV – inhabit an “enchanted landscape” created in the Pavilion’s galleries, where objects seem to be communicating with each other and with us.

Sat. 13th July - Flea and Collectors Market

At Headcorn Methodist Church Hall from 10am - 3pm. Free entry.

Sat. 13th July - Black Strap Molasses

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne at 7.30pm. Tickets £24.50. Concessions £21.50. 01323 412000.

Sat. 13th July - Buddy and the Killer

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. A non-stop unmissable Rock ‘n’ Roll celebration to the music of legendary icons Buddy Holly and ‘The Killer’ Jerry Lee Lewis. £18.50. 01323 412000.

Sat. 13th July - Our Big Gig

Community Orchestra needs musicians to join in at Rye College. Call Heather for information. 01797 222545. Ext. 393.

At the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne from 10am - 12 noon. Free entry. Eastbourne’s top folk group, with songs to make you laugh, songs to make you cry, songs to make you think.

Sat. 13th & 14th July The Glynde Food and English Wine Festival

Set in the beautiful grounds of Glynde Place, East Sussex, this is a weekend of inspiring chefs, hand-picked food and wine producers, free entertainment, demonstrations and FUN! 10am - 5pm.

My Sparkling New Patio from ‘Algae Blaster’! When you are spending time and money this spring getting your garden looking great, don’t forget where you are going to be spending most of your time relaxing...on your patio! Algae blaster can return your patio to it’s former glory. I was amazed how much grime and algae was deposited on my patio and couldn’t believe how good it looked afterwards. Algae Blaster has the professional equipment which removes much more than a normal pressure washer so don’t try it yourself, give the Algae Blaster a call for a free competitive quote. If you are thinking of selling your house it’s easy to overlook the obvious. A spotless patio or decking area makes all the difference when showing potential buyers your property...... Anna...What’s On editor - 22 -

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SUMMER AT PASHLEY MANOR GARDENS In July the scent of sweet peas and the heady fragrance of lilies begin to perfume the air at Pashley. There are hundreds of lilies, in over 50 varieties, in the gardens and woodland, which flower throughout July and August - so these two months have been called ‘Lily Time’. There is also a Kitchen Garden, which provides for the house and café throughout the season and is at its most bountiful in mid-summer. Roses, lilies and a variety of summer bedding plants continue through into August, then in late August and September the hot borders come into their own with dahlias, cannas and sunflowers amongst the many late flowering herbaceous perennials Delicious cakes and lunches served from the Garden Room café; gift shop; plant sales; garden sculpture exhibition. See or call 01580 200888 for more details. 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

Sat. 13th July - The Rolling Stones (Extra date) At Hyde Park, London (Parade Ground). Open: 12:00. Last entry: 21:30 Finish: 22:15. The concerts will take place almost 44 years to the day since the Stones first played Hyde Park, and will see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood return to where they truly belong, back on the live stage. £95 plus booking fee.

Sat. 13th July - Dance for Britain

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings. Performed by the Diana Freedman’s School of Dance, Dance for Britain is an exciting visual celebration of everything British! 1.30pm and 7pm. Tickets £10 to £12. 01424 462288.

Sat. 13th July - Richard III

Sat. 13th July - Arts, Crafts and Gift Fair At St. Barnabus Church, Sea Road, Bexhill, TN40 1JG. 30 different stalls of handcrafted items. Free entry. Refreshments and light lunches available. 01424 213498.

Sat. 13th July - Howden Jones Music Concert

Open air theatre at Goddinton House, Goddinton, near Ashford TN23 3BP. A brilliant ensemble cast, original music and a directional twist. Tickets £15 adult, £5 child under 16. 7pm. Picnics from 6pm. 01233 643854.

Sat. 13th July - Hailsham Farmers Market

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

At Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe Road, near Tenterden at 7pm. All tickets £8.00. Kate Howden and Paul Jones are songwriters , based in The NorthWest of England, who have been travelling all over the country, touring Village Halls, Small Theatres and Arts Centres. Booking Advisable 08442 491895

Sat. 13th & 14th July - The Teddy Bears Picnic

At Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone. ME14 3AU. 01622 763936. Bring a long your favourite teddy for the day.

Sat. 13th & 14th July The Brightling Park International Horse Trials

At Brightling Park, near Robertsbridge. Dressage, showjumping, cross country, trade stands and other entertainment. A great day out for all the family. See page 38 for details.

Sat. 13th & 14th July - Jousting

Sat. 13th - 21st July - The Uckfield Festival

An annual procession of giant carnival figures, wined down the high street starting the week long series of innovative events including music, arts and drama. See

Sat. 13th July - Open Air Classical Concert

At Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, Kent. Leeds Castle is once again host to the original and best open air classical concert. John Rigby conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme of classical favourites. Special guests include the return of the wonderful Military Wives. Bring a picnic, sit back and enjoy the whole evening’s entertainment including a display from a classic World War II aircraft and a fireworks finale. Picnic Tickets: £36; Seated Tickets £46.

Sat. 13th July - Headcorn Farmers Market

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

At Hever Castle, near Edenbridge, Kent. An exciting display of action, stunts, falls and fights. Nights await the arrival of the King and Queen at 2pm with jousting at 2.15pm for one hour.

Sat. 13th July - T. Wells Farmers Market

On Civic Way, outside the Town Hall, Tunbridge Wells from 9am - 2pm. Around 40 stalls covering the whole range of local foods from goats meat sausages to onion bhaji, also held on 27th July.

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The White Horse Pub & Dining, Hurst Green 01580 860 235



TWO MAIN COURSES FOR ONE Available Monday to Friday evening in JULY (excluding Jazz Night) from the a La Carte menu, main course only. One Beef Fillet per couple. The cheaper Main Course is Free.

Why not join us for a drink? We offer a great selection of Beers, Ales and Wine by the glass.

Enjoy our garden terrace with beautiful views accross the Weald.

To qualify for this offer you must prebook your table in advance and mention this offer, you must order a minimum of 2 courses per person. (main course with starter or dessert).

Set Lunch Menu

£10 for 2 Courses

Available Mon. to Sat. lunch - Choice of 3 starters and 3 mains


Wagyu Beef Burgers Wagyu beef ‘caviar of meats’ is back at The White Horse

Wagyu meat is highly sought after, but until now, only imported cuts were being served in select few restaurants. Full blood Wagyu cows have free range to graze the clover rich pasture at the farm between the Spring and Autumn months. Specific farming practices means the meat achieves the same eating quality as the Kobe beef of Japan. The meat has a distinct “marbling” – the effect of adding fat, and flavour to the joint. Fat is what holds all the flavour in a peice of beef and gives a lovely taste when cooked. The White Horse is the only place you can order pure breed Wagyu in Sussex. Harrods have long been selling the Japanese delicacy - also known as Kobe beef - at £200 per kilo. But now you can have a Wagyu burger and chips for just £13.95 at The White Horse.

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Royal Ascot 2013 Hats, Hats and More Hats........


oyal Ascot is a highlight of the British Summer Social Calendar, combining world class horse racing, style and pageantry. Tuesday: The racecourse and grounds look magnificent; ideal surroundings for the first Royal Procession that signals the opening of the Royal Meeting. Wednesday: Perfect day for groups of friends to enjoy the Royal Ascot experience at a slightly gentler pace. Thursday: Style and elegance combine for the height of the summer social calendar on Gold Cup Day, colloquially known as ‘Ladies’ Day’. Friday: The feature race on Friday is the Coronation Stakes, which traditionally brings together the leading three-year-old fillies in Europe. This penultimate day at Royal Ascot is the perfect way to start the weekend with friends and colleagues.

Queen Elizabeth II and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall

Saturday: The Grand Finale. Although the fashions are as elaborate as they are during the rest of the Royal Meeting, there is a relaxed family feel, as many people who are unable to attend during the week come along to enjoy the experience of the greatest race meeting in the world.

Princess Eugenie & Princess Beatrice

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Milliner Louis Mariette (above) created the ultimate Ascot Hat worn here by Anneka Tanaka-Svenska with inspiration from Athena, the Greek Goddess of Wisdom. The hat is made from hundreds of indiviudally attached Canadian Goose feathers, glass pearls and delicate pink silk roses.

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Waterside CafĂŠ situated at Hawkhurst Fish Farm (01580 753813) is a unique complex set in tranquillity on the Kent/ East Sussex border in almost 40 acres. It is a landscaped venue which includes planted gardens, scenic waterfalls and hosts a wide variety of wildfowl from across the world. Waterside CafĂŠ is licensed (open 7 days a week) and provides indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the lakes. The cafe offers

a wide selection of freshly cooked homemade food, all day breakfasts, cream teas and lunches. They have ample parking and can entertain coach parties and group bookings (advance notice necessary). There is also a disabled toilet and wheelchair access. Please call 01580 754000 to make a booking or for further enquiries. - 28 -

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What’s On Editor

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Yealands Estate Marlborough


Located in the southern Awatere Valley sub-region of Marlborough, Yealands Estate is arguably the most ambitious family-owned vineyard enterprise in New Zealand. Few could grasp the breadth of Peter Yealands’ vision when he took on the challenge of creating terraced vineyards amongst these rolling foothills in the late 90s, eventually realising Yealands Seaview Vineyard. Whilst the majority of the vineyard is planted with New Zealand’s world renowned Sauvignon Blanc vines, Peter was one of the first to plant alternative varietals like Gruner Veltliner and Viognier in Marlborough. Yealands Estate is a showcase of innovative environmental sustainability. The wines are carefully nurtured from the vine to the bottle with low impact methods, leading-edge green technologies and some very inventive thinking. Yealand’s carbon neutral winery, built in accordance with New Zealand Building Council’s Green Star Building Certification, was one of a handful in the world to achieve carboNZeroTM certification. Launched in 2008, the winery is also the first to have measured and offset all greenhouse gas emissions since day one. With an absolute commitment to sustainable wine production, Yealands Estate brings together wine maker Tamra Washington and winery owner and founder, Peter Yealands, whose vineyard development skills and ‘green’ wine business vision lead the industry in sustainable premium wine production. This superb Riesling is one of their flagship wines and it is perfect for summer drinking. With or without food. Forget the common misconception that all Rieslings are sweet and Germanic in style. Pale straw in colour with a pure nose of lemon and lime. Dry in style, this Riesling is focused and steely, with a wonderful balance between the refreshing, racy acidity and purity of fruit.

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Prince Andrew

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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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Danielle Bux & Gary Lineker

Bruno Tonioli & Danielle Bux

Danielle Bux Jackie St Clair & guest

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The Rainbow Trout pub in Broad Oak is a traditional country pub which opened again in May under a new publican family team. They have already introduced many exciting ideas, creating a fantastic destination for all. Located between the famous towns of Rye and Battle, the Rainbow Trout is a beautiful village pub offering an extensive menu of traditional pub meals throughout the day complimented with seasonal specialities and locally sourced produce. Outside there is a huge garden with lots of things for your kids to enjoy including. The pub boasts a private Function room / Restaurant for up to 72 people.

CALLENDERS RESTAURANT It was my birthday earlier this week so we went to Callenders with some friends for a celebration dinner. Callenders have been serving the best of British Food in Sussex for two years now and I definitely have a few favourites on the menu. I usually pick the Deep Fried Whitebait and I really love the Apple Baked Slow Roast Pork Belly. And it’s got to be a steamed Treacle pud for afters. It’s such a hard choice though, especially when you see the specials board. Fresh fish, Liver and Bacon, Summer Salads, Roast Duck and Steaks. There’s Fillet, Rump and T-Bone to choose from. Fantastic. All wines from the list are only £11.95 a bottle so it’s terrific value too. And guess what? Because Callenders were celebrating their Birthday too, my dinner was free. Double celebration! So if you or someone you know has a birthday in July book your table now, and enjoy a birthday dinner from the menu completely free.

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Eamonn Holmes and wife Ruth Langsford (Right) with Carla Kyle (Left|)

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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 20th and Sunday 21st July. Enjoy a cream tea or book their mouth-watering 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 ÂŁ10.00 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.

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Carrie Colbert & partner

The Tootsie Rollers Racegoers

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Taste of the World Taste Of The World, a foodies delight, will be taking place over the summer weekend of 20th & 21st July 2013. This outdoor summer event (sponsored by Morrisons) will include live celebrity cookery demonstrations, creative cooking activities for all the family, live entertainment, top food specialists from all over the UK and much, much more. As the name suggests it is a celebration of food and culture from around the world; with cuisines from the Far East to North Africa, the Caribbean to Central Asia, the Mediterranean to Africa, Europe to the Americas and even close to home in the British isles.

BRIGHTLING PARK INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS The two-day event, which will be held on 13 and 14 July 2013, regularly attracts around 400 entries from all over the world. The 24 fence cross-country course was designed by Olympic course builder Scott Brickell and guarantees safe thrills and spills. So what makes this horse trial stand out from the rest? In short, the unrivalled landscape. Set in 450 acres, the historic 18thcentury Brightling Park estate offers visitors the chance to view the five unique follies and relish the far-reaching views that once inspired one of England’s most celebrated landscape painters, J.M.W. Turner. With more than 5,000 spectators expected to descend on the estate, there will also be numerous trade stands, a Pimm’s bar and other attractions to keep everyone entertained. Whether you are a follower of top class horse trials, or you looking for a day out in rural Sussex, there is something for the whole family at Brightling Park International Horse Trials. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are kept on a lead. Gates open from 8.30am. For more information, visit www.brightlinghorsetrials. or telephone 01424 838241. Press and media enquiries, contact Selena Masson at Tweed Media Ltd. Brightling Park International Horse Trials are sponsored by Reverdy Horse Feeds.

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Racegoer Mike Rutherford and wife Angela


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan



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Gig Guide

Sunday 21st July - Lunchtime Jazz with Savannah, Tuesday 23rd July - Folk and Blues Club, Friday 26th July - Pearly Cubes, Saturday 27th July - Foul Play, Sunday 28th July - Lunchtime Jazz with Assorted Nuts, Friday 2nd August - Big Blue, Saturday 3rd August - Stone Cold Sober, Sunday 4th August - Lunchtime Jazz with Assorted Nuts,

The Bull Inn, 27 High St, Battle. 01424 775171 July 3rd American Food Theme Night with live music from Stone Junction, Transatlantic folk. July 10th & 24th Jammin, July 31st Caribbean Food Theme Night, with live jazz from the Victoria Howarth Quintet. August 9th & 10th Battle Rocks . Every Friday Night is Karaoke.

Blues with Bottle Club The Anchor, 32 London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1AS NICKY MOORE & THE BLUES CORPORATION Saturday 20 July 8pm A legend in his lifetime, Nicky ‘The Voice’ Moore is known for his highly versatile and powerful voice, equally at home belting out the rock numbers as he is thrilling his audiences with soulful ballads. Following the relaunch of his band, The Blues Corporation, under the leadership of his sons, this is a once-a-year opportunity to see them reunited. With Nicky Moore junior, Timmy Moore, Pete Shaw, Danny Kyle and Ed Collins. Tickets £15 from box office 01732 450175 or online www. Coming up: Saturday 10 August - Buick 6

The Grey Lady - Pantiles,Tunbridge Wells. 01892 544700 Sat. 28th June - Salsa Night. Sun. 29th June - Noel McKoy & Friends Friday 5th July - GLIDE Saturday 6th July - HARD LINES Friday 12th July - The Swinging Little big Band Saturday 13th July - The Chillbillies Friday 19th July - The Tar Babies Saturday 27th July - Over The Edge 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. The Six Bells Chiddingly Tel: 01825 872227 Sat. 29th June - Far Cry. Sun. 30th June - Lunchtime Assorted Nuts Friday 5th July - Elevators, Saturday 6th July - Dirty shoes, Sunday 7th July - Lunchtime Jazz with Assorted Nuts, Tuesday 9th July - Folk and Blues club, Friday 12th July - Supersauras, Saturday 13th July - Lead DC, Sunday 14th July - Lunchtime Jazz with Savannah Friday 19th July - South Of Saturn, Saturday 20th july - Wasted,

The Rainbow Trout Chitcombe Road, Brede, Nr Rye,TN31 6EU Sunday 7th - Jimmy Adams 5-7pm. Sunday 14th - Mr Swing ( Rat Pack) 8pm Sunday 21st July - Bad Whisky 5pm Friday 26th July - Eamonn (Irish Folk Singer) 8.30pm. 1066 Jazz Club At Azur, Marina Pavillion, Marina, Hastings. Friday 5 July -Tony Pitt All Stars, Friday 12 July - New Orleans Heat Friday 19 July - The Jazzaholics, Friday 26 July - John Maddocks Jazzmen, Friday 2 August - Gambit Jazzmen

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Emma Spencer

Belinda Strudwick Racegoer

John McCririck & partner

Sean & Vanessa Earl Spencer with Wife Karen Gordon

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Fashion & Leisure

In their fabulous boutique in Heathfield, HALO has everything you need to look and feel cool this summer. Whether you are lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere hot or keeping it British this year – you are sure to need a few new summer items in your wardrobe! Halo can kit you out, literally from top to toe. They stock everything from sunglasses to gorgeous jewelled sandals and EVERYTHING in between – including the underwear! HALO constantly sources new and exciting items to stock & with several deliveries each week there is always something NEW to see. You can be assured of a warm welcome and as much or as little assistance as you want. They appreciate that whilst some customers know exactly what they are looking for; some prefer more of a personal shopper/stylist experience. HALO aim to ensure that every customer leaves feeling thrilled not only with their purchase but also the service. The wide range of fashionable brands ensures that you can choose from quality garments at High Street prices whilst standing out a little from the crowd!

Welcome to We are a new local based company, specialising in silk related products. Silk scarves are one of our largest product lines, all made using the finest 100% silk. Our quality guarantee ensures you only receive the very best and this can be supplied at a superb price because it is sourced direct from the manufacturer. We have lots of designs in our online shop suitable for many different occasions, so please take a look, we offer a wonderful shopping experience and fast delivery as well.

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Lucy Rowett passionately believes in using cosmetics derived from natural ingredients, not synthetic chemicals created in a lab because ultimately we are LIVING organisms and so need to be putting LIVING products on our skin! Lucy creates fragrances with essential oils and other natural ingredients. They are therapeutic for mind, body and spirit and can be soothing, uplifting or richly sensual. Perfumery is an art and offers you a unique self expression so please call Lucy Rowett for that ideal gift for that special person or an indulgent treat.

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An Evening of Shakespeare with Bowler Crab Bowler Crab Productions are a theatre group who perform at Half House Farm, Three Oaks, Nr. Hastings, specialising in Shakespeare. What’s On Magazine went along to the opening night of their first production Macbeth. The outdoor theatrical space at Half House Farm is the perfect venue for a traditional Shakespearean play. It’s an inventive production full of new ideas with great performances throughout. Performed in 19th Century costume Rick Arther Baker plays Macbeth, a man drawn into a nightmare of his own creation with Heather Alexander as the remorseless she-devil Lady Macbeth. The three witches are superbly sinister, while Fiona Batey makes a spectacularly lewd and inebriated Porter. Be sure to look out for Bowler Crabs next production coming soon.

Daffodils in full bloom, to launch Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Walk Ten Take part in Marie Curie Cancer Care’s second ‘Walk Ten’ event and raise money to help the charity’s nurses care for more terminally ill people in Kent. The event will take place, on Saturday 20th July, within the grounds of Sissinghurst Castle. Participants can enjoy a 10k twilight walk, followed by a picnic, with free entertainment. The route will provide opportunities to explore the woods, farmland and streams, surrounding the Elizabethan house. Upon their return, walkers can relax at a barn-dance themed party; complete with country band and Fireworks. “We are delighted to have Walk Ten back” said Kate Shaw, Events Manager at Sissinghurst Castle. The National Trust understands how vital fundraising is and we are really happy to support a fellow charity and the wonderful work that it does. The walk was great fun last year and we look forward to seeing everyone, again.” Bring a picnic and soak up the festive atmosphere, with entertainment that everyone can enjoy! Food will also be available. Registration costs £10, which includes a Walk Ten T-shirt, to wear, on the evening. Dogs are welcome, if kept on a lead. Register for Walk Ten, today, at walkten or call 08700 340 040

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The Big Green Cardigan, Cripps Corner 6th-8th September 2013

Bexhill Carnival – 64 this year! Sunday 21st July to Saturday 27th July

Intimate, chilled, relaxed and not big and brash, the Big Green Cardigan is a festival for audiences who are interested in listening to the acts. There is no distinctive style, just real music and real musicians. With over 25 diverse acts, local beers, cider, food, craft stalls and camping, it is the full festival experience just down the road. When we say intimate we mean it, hundreds not thousands, therefore tickets do go very fast. Tickets are available from www. or Hastings TIC The Big Green Cardigan is not geared towards families; so sorry, there is no admittance for folks under 14.

This year’s Carnival theme is ‘Bexhill does Notting Hill’ Bexhill at its Best! During this week there will be a wide range of activities available to you! Everything from football tournaments, dog shows, boot sale, the traditional pram race, a fair with a variety of different rides and finally the anticipated carnival parade on the final day. See the website for all the details on what’s happening on which days, so that you can join in with the fun! The organising committee has recently welcomed new members including the main sponsor Hastings Direct. With Hastings Direct and other local business support organisers are expecting Bexhill Carnival to be the best yet.

Sat. 13th July - Stonegate Farmers Market

Sun. 14th July - Soi Dog Show with Downtown Abby’s Peter Egan

At Stonegate Village Hall, 10am - 12 noon. Over 20 stalls.

Sat. 13th July - Coffee Morning

At Eastbourne seafront from 10am - 5pm. Offering a fusion between inline and artistic skating and waterborne activities. With free taster sessions. Local bands plays live in the open air. Free entry.

At Ringlands Stables, Buckhurst Road, Westerham, Kent TN16 2HX. 11am - 4pm. Soi Dog Foundation is a legally registered charity in Thailand and 5 other countries with the objective of relieving the suffering of millions of stray animals in Thailand. The main aims are: to reduce over population through sterilization - to treat sick and injured animals that would be left to die on the streets - to shelter animals that have been victims of cruelty and abuse - to feed animals that otherwise go hungry - to educate local communities about animal welfare - to stop the inhumane and barbaric illegal dog meat trade and to support those dogs rescued from it. Over 50 dogs have been adopted to the UK and it’s time for a reunion! Please join us for a day of fun for the whole family, meet these special dogs and help us raise funds for their friends rescued from the dog meat trade. 11am-4pm at Ringlands Stables, Buckhurst Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 2HX

SWL Motor Club of Hastings are organising a car scatter treasure hunt in aid of St. Michael’s Hospice. Starts and finishes in Hastings, 199 o.s. map. Details from Pete jenner on 01424 753936.

At Horam Recreation Ground, 1pm - 5pm. Free entry. Barbecue, bar, falconry, dance displays, dog show, emergency services and lots more attractions. 01435 812462.

In the garden of 11 High Street, Rye. In aid of Rye Community Transport from 10.30am - 4.30pm. Cakes, books, produce, clothing, grand raffle, plant stall etc. Organised by Rye and District Lions Club.

Sat. 13th & 14th July - Italia Conti - Synergy

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. Sat 7.30pm. Sun 2pm & 7.30pm Tickets: Adult £14, Children and Seniors £10. Italia Conti return to the Assembly Hall on 13 and 14 July 2013. Bringing a variety of song and dance with excerpts from Broadway musicals Nine to Five, Catch Me If You Can and the fabulous Matilda. 01892 530613.

Sat. 13th & 14th July - Eastbourne Extreme

Sun. 14th July - 1066 Country Scatter

Sun. 14th July - Horam Fun Day

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A Night With The Rudes The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company - New theatre inspired by the Commedia dell Arte “What’s On Magazine recently went along to spend a night with the Rudes and see their latest production Harlequin Goes to The Moon. The show is being performed at a host of outdoor venues in the What’s On Magazine area throughout the summer so grab a bottle of bubbly and enjoy eccentric characters, great songs and witty slapstick. It’s a colourful treat from start to finish.” - What’s On Editor. See below for a full list of shows in your area. The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company has been creating original theatre inspired by the traditions and style of Commedia dell’Arte since 1999. Best known for our outdoor summer touring across the village greens of Southern England, they are also now developing new work to be staged indoors in a variety of community venues.


Weds 3rd – Ditchling Village Green, East Sussex. Sun 7th – New Ash Green Primary School field, Kent. Weds 10th – Elsted Recreation Ground, West Sussex. Sun 14th – Barcombe Village Hall field, East Sussex. Weds 17th – Ringmer Village Green, East Sussex. Thur 18th – Village Green, Plumpton Green, East Sussex. Sun 21st – The Croft, Hartfield, East Sussex. Weds 24th – Sandhurst Recreation Ground, Kent. Thur 25th – Higham Recreation Ground, Kent. Sat 27th – Southover Grange Gardens, Lewes, East Sussex. Sun 28th – Southover Grange Gardens, Lewes, East Sussex. Tues 30th – Tower Hill Tea Gardens, Whitstable, Kent. Weds 31st – Filching Manor, Polegate, East Sussex.


Thur 1st – The Tye, Alfriston, East Sussex. Fri 2nd – Swan Meadow, Burwash, East Sussex. Sun 4th – Wivelsfield Green Recreation Ground, East Sussex. Weds 7th – Wadhurst Primary School field, East Sussex. Thur 8th – The Star, Waldron, East Sussex. Fri 9th – The Green, Rushlake Green, East Sussex. Sat 10th – Hadlow Down Cricket Field, East Sussex. Sun 11th – Michelham Priory, East Sussex

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Craft and Gift Fairs for Eastbourne & Bexhill Seafronts

In addition there is a monthly Craft and Gift Fair at the Sackville, Coast Bar and Grill on Bexhill Seafront walking east on the prom from the De La Warr. Trading hours are from 10.00am to 4.00pm and again there is an interesting range of unique craft and gift goodies. The fair will be every third Sunday in the month and the next fair is 21st July. It would be lovely to see you.

Every Thursday, the weekly Craft and Gift Fair at the Mansion Hotel on Eastbourne Seafront, opposite the bandstand and near the pier continues throughout the summer. With new extended trading hours from 10.00am til 4.00pm we hope you will find time to visit the stallholders to see the varied range of craft and gift goodies.

Easy parking for both venues, refreshments will be available and admission is free. Further details from

Sun. 14th July - RAFA Wings Appeal Concert At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7.30pm. The combination of Red White & Blues Big Band and the Salon Orchestra has proved to be extremely popular - but it is only done for very special events! The concept of Strings together with a Big Band looks good, sounds good and does you good too! £12 to £15. 01424 229111.

Sun. 14th July - Lionel Richie & Jennifer Lopez

At Hyde Park, (Parade Ground), The party will kick off on the main stage with British girl group Stooshe and continues with the return of Eliza Doolittle. Prior to Jennifer and Lionel taking the stage, there will be a

performance from outstanding Daft Punk collaborator, Nile Rodgers who will be fronting his seminal dance outfit, Chic. from £59.50 Open: 14:00 Last entry: 21:30. Finish: 22:15.

Sun. 14th July - Bastille Day

At Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens, near Cranbrook from 11am. A former French prison, Sissinghurst is the perfect place to host a day full of French fun! Games on the plain, a French market and our fun Great Escape trail for kids!

Sun. 14th July - Eastbourne Spring Triathlon

RNLI museum, King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne, BN21 4BY. 8am.

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3QS. 1 – 4 August, 10.30am-5pm The Sussex Guild is exhibiting at Michelham Priory again this August. The four-day event, in this beautiful and historic setting, provides a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in which visitors can meet the designer makers and purchase unique work from the region’s finest craftspeople, showing: ceramics, jewellery, furniture, glass, metalwork, print making, textiles and wood. However, it is the craft demonstrations that make this craft show special. Demonstrations will include: blacksmithing, woodturning, quilting and creative embroidery, together with several potters showing their different skills. With delightful gardens, Tudor house, working mill and new interactive display in the Gate House there’s something for everyone at Michelham Priory. So why not combine a visit to the past with our Contemporary Craft Show? It will be a great day out and you may find something special to take home, too! For more details about Michelham Priory please call 01323 844224, email: or visit their website at For further information about The Sussex Guild and details of exhibitors, see or visit The Sussex Guild Shop & Gallery, Southover Grange, Southover Rd, Lewes, BN7 1TP Tel: 01273 479565. (Open every day 10.00am to 5.00pm)

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Sun. 14th July - This Joint is Jumpin’ At the Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne performed by the Shining Stars Dance Co. A fun packed show for all the family full of singing and dancing by local talented boys and girls. 2pm and 6pm. £9.00. 01323 412000.

Sun. 14th July - Red Bull Soap Box Race

At Alexandra Palace, Woodgreen, London. Each hand-made machine is fuelled by nothing but sheer courage, the force of gravity and perhaps a little Red Bull. This unique, non-motorised racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous soapbox dream machines and compete against the clock in a downhill race. Open from 10.30am. Races from 12 noon. Closes 5pm. £5.00 in advance. 0203 1172092

Sun. 14th July - Sunday Night Proms

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne with East Grinstead Concert Band. Concert starts: 8:00pm. Doors and bar open at 7:30pm. Concerts finish at approximately 9:30pm. Licensed Bar Available. Advance tickets are available from the Seafront Office, online or over the phone (01323 410611). Remaining tickets sold on the door.

DanceHouseUK It’s hard to believe that DanceHouseUK opened its doors to aspiring dancers and performers three years ago this September. “It’s true that time flies when you are having fun” Natascia Mazzucato, principal of DanceHouseUK said. “I am so proud in all that the school and students have achieved as well as the dedication and support I get from my team, students and families!” DanceHouseUK really is a family, as we take great pride and pleasure in each other’s successes and progress”. Natascia ex Elmhurst, Professional Dancer, and Legat Teacher of 9 years at Bede’s, opened DanceHouseUK in order to pass on her knowledge and experience to young hopefuls, to follow in her footsteps. “I want to see young people inspired and to develop a life-long passion for dance and the arts.” DanceHouseUK have a lot to offer with a very varied timetable of all dance genres; ballet, modern, jazz, tap, contemporary, classical Greek and street dance are all offered. Not only is DanceHouseUK approved by the Council for Dance Education and Training, but furthermore, DanceHouseUK is an ISTD Approved Dance Centre that offers DDI and DDE Teacher Training. “We aim to inspire and develop the best teachers around, with good solid technique and enthusiasm!” We also have a support staff including Life Coach Nicola Huelin-Vilar (01273 252 734) giving tremendous support to all individuals in reaching their goals in dance, academics and life! Another exciting innovation is that DanceHouseUK has an in house physiotherapist, Hannah Long (07557 416 366), who can help our students both prevent and rehabilitate any issues. Hannah specializes in dance physiotherapy, and completes her Masters degree this summer. Anyone is welcome to come along for a free taster session, and to enjoy all the good things under one roof at DanceHouseUK. Visit the website; or contact Natascia on 0781 289 7646 for more information.

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Sun. 14th July - Uckfield 10k Fun Run

Wed. 17th July - Jason Manford (Comedy)

At Uckfield Rugby Club, Nevill Road, Uckfield, TN22 1LX. 10am.

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 8pm. £22.50. Classic chirpy chappy stand up ‘Guardian’. 01892 530613.

At St. Richards Church Hall, Park Road, Heathfield at 7.30pm. £3.00.

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne with Eastbourne Silver Band. A truly iconic tradition that is celebrated every Wednesday evening, consisting of a culmination of concert music ending triumphantly with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture accompanied by a spectacular Firework display. Doors and bar open at 7:30pm. Concerts start at 8:00pm. Concerts finish at approximately 9:30pm. Licensed Bar Available.

Mon. 15th July - Igtham Mote (Talk)

Wed. 17th July - 1812 Firework Concert

Mon. 15th July Succession Planting in the Mixed Border

At Great Dixter, Northiam, 10am - 4.30pm. Head Gardener Fergus Garrett will lead this Study Day. Price: £100 per person. tel: 01797 252878 ext. 3.

Tues. 16th July - Eastbourne’s Tea Dance

At the Winter Garden, Eastbourne from 2pm - 5pm. £5.95. 01323 412000.

Tues. 16th - 20th July - Stones in his Pockets

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. From the local lads intent on being stars, to the films American lead actress, whose Irish accent leaves a lot to be desired; just two actors portray a multitude of characters in this hilarious yet poignant production of Marie Jones’ multi-award winning play.Eves: 7.45pm. Wed. and Sat. Mats: 2.30pm. Tickets £14.50 to £19.00. Tel: 01323 412000.

Tues. 16th - 21st July - Rope

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Hamilton’s Rope has been thrilling audiences since 1929. The draw of the coolly intellectual anti-heroes is undeniable, provoking Alfred Hitchcock to provide us with his own version in 1948, to great acclaim. Tues. - Sat. 8pm. Sat. and Sun Mat: 3pm. 01892 678678.

Wed. 17th - 20th July - Henry V

At the Theatre Royal, Brighton. Wed 17 - Sat 20 Henry VI: Harry the Sixth Thu 18 - Sat 20 Henry VI: The Houses of York & Lancaster. Fri 19 - Sat 20 Henry VI: The True Tragedy of the Duke of York. 0844 8717627

Wed. 17th July - Folk/Musical Theatre

At All Souls Church, Susans Road, Eastbourne at 1pm. With Jane Tingley and friends. A mix of popular folk and musical theatre by this talented soprano and friends. 01323 506272.

Wed. 17th July - The Johnny Cash Road Show

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. The UK’s No.1 tribute, fronted by respected singer/songwriter Clive John, with The Spirit Band, re-create with astounding accuracy and truly capture the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show! Tickets £18 and £19. 01323 412000.

Wed. 17th & 18th July The London Textile Fair

At the Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington. Featuring of 220 exhibitors having a major influence on the UK fashion scene attracting suppliers from across Europe.

Wed. 17th - 21st July Le Cirque de France - Santus Circus

At Recreation Ground Road, Tenterden. Details:, 07843 884787 or 07952 418487

Wed. 17th July - Harlequin Goes to the Moon

At Ringmer Village Green, East Sussex. Performed by the Rude Mechanical Theatre Co. Outdoor theatre. See main advertisement on page 45.

Wed. 17th July - Practical Conservation

At Barnetts Wood, LNR. Tunbridge Wells. TN4 9DW. Getting everything ready for summer with footpath clearance, step replacement and a good tidy up around the pond. Kent High Weald Partnership. uk

Thurs. 18th July - Harlequin Goes to the Moon

At the Village Green, Plumpton Green. See page 45 for main advertisement.

‘From Pirate to Music Missionary!’ Roger Day has met and interviewed top music stars ranging from wild man of rock Joe Walsh of the Eagles to Sir Cliff Richard. Many know Roger for his nickname of “Twiggy” from his days on Radio Caroline in the 1960’s, the ship that inspired ‘The Boat that Rocked’ movie and featured such DJ’s as Simon Dee and Johnnie Walker. After coming ashore he joined Radio Luxembourg and in 1970 was voted Number One Radio DJ. Roger compered the Beach Boys 1968 European tour and there are many other pop shows and stars he introduced over the years. When Commercial radio started in England Roger was the first voice on air at Piccadilly Radio in Manchester and he has worked for and managed several independent radio stations since then. For the last six years he has hosted the much respected BBC Evening music show across Southern counties. He is well known for his unique and in depth interviewing technique and his show featured such stars as Sir Cliff, Graham Nash, Paul Anka and Andy Williams. Roger is noted for his knowledge and love of music and has one of the largest record collections in the world. He has become increasingly concerned about the state of the modern music industry, saying the playlists of the radio stations are too narrow, while the record companies are not helping new artists in the way they should. He has now started the ‘Campaign for Real Music,’ and while continuing to broadcast a weekend show for the BBC, has put his money where his ears are and has set up Uncool Radio ( ‘Playing the music that other stations won’t, broadcasting a new 3 hour show each weekday which one reviewer described as ‘a slice of real radio.’ Therefore, an ‘Evening with Roger Day,’ on Saturday 27th at the Sinden Theatre, Tenterden, promises to be a lively and captivating evening!

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Thurs. 18th - 21st July Grandpa In My Pocket At the white Rock Theatre, Hastings. Grandpa in my Pocket comes to the stage for a whole new ‘Grandpa’ theatre experience for young fans of the hugely popular CBeebies television series. 01424 462288

Thurs. 18th July Back in the Room

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 8pm. Songs, sketches, surprises and stand up with special guests including Malcolm Head, David Trent, Big Hands Men and Nish Kumar. 01424 462288.

Thurs. 18th July Craft and Gift Fair

At the Mansion (Lions) Hotel, Eastbourne seafront from 10am - 4pm every Thursday. See main ad. page 46.

Thurs. 18th - 21st July Alegria - Cirque de Soleil

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. Alegría is a classic Cirque du Soleil production that has received international acclaim and wowed over 10 million people worldwide since it premiered in 1994 in Montreal. 0844 8560202.

Fri. 19th July Amy Winehouse Tribute

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne with My Winehouse. Doors and bar open at 7:00pm. Concerts start at 8:00pm. Concerts finish at

approximately 9:30pm. Licensed Bar Available. Advance tickets. Adults £7.50 Child £5.25. Telephone (01323 410611)

Fri. 19th July A Feast of Gilbert and Sullivan

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Another fun selection of favourites from all of the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas performed by former singers of The

D’Oyly Carte Opera Company presented with short scenes of dialogue and with stories of times spent in the D’Oyly Carte.Tickets £24.50. 01323 412000.

Fri. 19th - 22nd July - Segway Rally

At Alexandra Palace, Woodgreen, London. Travel around the famous AlexandraPalace as you never have before as you glide around the gardens on these magnificent machines. 08453193747

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Hooe’s Old Motor Club holds its 44th Vintage Car Show & Concours D’elegance on Sunday, August 4th, 2013 This show, which supports local charities, has a free car park, auto related trade and other stands plus refreshments. Musical entertainment is provided by Hooe Village Silver Band. The arena events include parades and informed commentary on the classes of cars and motor cycles and commercial vehicles from pre 1905 up to 1970 plus the ever popular Lady and Vehicle Concours. If you have an interesting or historic vehicle that you would like to show, please contact the secretary, Mr J Bishop 01323 843202 or Ron Wanmer on 01323 840346 for further details.

Sat. 20th July - Luxury Summer Fair At Rolvenden Village Hall from 10am - 4pm. Stunning stalls, gorgeous shabby chic, handmade gifts, food and drink, beauty treatments, refreshments, free entry and parking. See advertisement on page 47.

Sat. 20th July - Dance House UK Summer Show

At Willingdon School. See page 47 for main details.

Sat. 20th - 27th July - Much Ado About Nothing

At Bexhill Manor Gardens, Shakespeare’s lively comedy presented by the Bexhill Amateur Theatrical Society. 01424 225722.

Sat. 20th July - T. Wells Farmers Market

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

Sat. 20th July - Mama Mia

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Get your 70s gear on as together with you host Tracey Lea we have fun whilst watching this classic film starring the fabulous Meryl Streep. £12.00. 01323 412000.

Sat. 20th July - The Bohemians At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. The Bohemians, established in 1996, re-enact the glory days of Queen including the Craziness of the 70’s and the Magic of the 80’s, proving themselves to be the most dynamic and exciting Queen Tribute Band currently touring The UK, Europe and the world. 7.30pm. Tickets £18.50. 01323 412000.

Sat. 20th July - In Choir in Concert

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7pm. An adult singing group who began four years ago in East Grinstead. 01892 530613.

Sat. 20th & 21st July - A Taste of the World

At Fontwell Park Racecourse. Over 100 stands selling food and drink around the world. See main advertisement on page 38.

Sat. 20th & 21st July - High Tea Weekend

At Hope Cottage Farm Shop, Hooe Road, Ninfield, Battle. See P.34.

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Sat. 20th July - 60’s and 70’s Music Evening

At Ightham Mote, Ivyhatch Lane, near Sevenoaks at 7.30pm. An opportunity to picnic in beautiful gardens with the picturesque back drop of Ightham Mote and dance to the music of the 60’s and 70’s. Booking essential.

Sat. 20th July - Sherlock Holmes

At Goddinton House, Goddinton Lane, near Ashford. From 6.30pm. Performed by the Pantaloons. Picnics from 5.30pm. Tickets £15 adult, £5.00 child under 16. 01233 643854.

Sat. 20th July - Antique and Collectors Fair

At the Kent Showground, Detling, near Maidstone. In the John Hendry and Kent Pavilions as well as outside pitches.

Sat. 20th July - NT Live Macbeth

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 8.30pm. National Theatre Live will broadcast Manchester International Festival’s production of Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet) in his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade as Macbeth, and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) as Lady Macbeth. £10 to £12. 01424 229111.

Sat. 20th & 21st July - Medieval Jousting

At Hever Castle and Gardens, near Edenbridge, Kent. Knights on horseback will await the arrival of the King and Queen from the Castle at 2pm and then proceed to the jousting area at 2.15pm.

Sat. 20th July - Battle Farmers Market

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

Sat. 20th July - Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. The Peter Gill Band. Doors and bar open at 7:00pm. Concerts start at 8:00pm. Concerts finish at approximately 9:30pm. Licensed Bar Available. Advance tickets. Adults £7.50 Child £5.25. Telephone (01323 410611).

Sat. 20th July - Art Group Summer Exhibition

Uckfield Art Group are pleased to be taking part in the Uckfield Art Trail. Doors will open to the Luxford Centre, Library Way from 10am - 4pm. Enjoy original paintings, drawings. Amazing raffle. Homemade cake and refreshments. Chat to the artists. Free entry. All welcome.

The Importance of Being Earnest A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

by Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde’s brilliant and much-loved comedy of love, manners and mistaken identity has been delighting audiences for over 100 years. Come and enjoy this production in the intimacy of the Barn Theatre. The grounds of Smallhythe Place open at 6pm so you may share a picnic with friends before the performance. There is a cafe which serves drinks and light snacks.

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

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Health, Fitness & Beauty Sat. 20th July - Walk Ten for Marie Curie Take part in Marie Curie Cancer Care’s second ‘Walk Ten’ event and raise money to help the charity’s nurses care for more terminally ill people in Kent. The event will take place, on Saturday 20th July, within the grounds of Sissinghurst Castle. Participants can enjoy a 10k twilight walk, followed by a picnic, with free entertainment. Register for Walk Ten, today, at www. or call 08700 340 040. See Page 43.

Sat. 20th & 21st July Toy & Rail Collectors Fair

At The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park and Horsted Keynes Stations. Railway artefacts, model railway equipment and many other stalls.

Sun. 21st July Sound Downs MG Summer Picnic and Open Classic Car Show

At the Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, E. Sussex. 10am 6pm. Prize for best presented picnic. Entry £8 per car includes two adults with free parking and brass rally plaque. Discounted price only available for pre registration before 6th July. Normal price is £8 per person. Go to to register.

Sun. 21st July - Classic & Vintage Vehicle Show

At Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, near Maidstone. A wide range of classic and vintage vehicles on display. 01622 763936.

Sun. 21st July - New Gift and Craft Fair

At the Sackville Coast Bar and Grill, Bexhill seafront from 10am - 4pm. An interesting range of unique craft and gift goodies. Free admission. See page 46 for full details.

Sun. 21st July - Family History Day

At Ocklynge School, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne, BN20 8XN. Organised by the Eastbourne and District Family History Society. Book postcard and family history stands and two talks. Refreshments served all day. Admission £2.00 plus £2.00 per talk or £5.00 inclusive.

Sun. 21st July - Harlequin Goes to the Moon

At the Croft, Hartfield, E. Sussex. An outdoor performance by The Rude Mechanical Theatre Co. See page 45.

DHARMA: Gym for All are a British Gymnastics registered club with a highly qualified coaching team, all with Child Protection training and enhanced C.R.B. checks. We provide small coaching groups for all sessions enabling ample time to learn and play.

We coach all abilities and experience levels from ‘First Jump’ to top level competitive training groups. We provide a positive, friendly environment offering encouragement and support, whatever your aspirations. Try DHARMA: Gym for all trampolining today.

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Sun. 21st July - Sean Lock At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 8pm. Purple van man is a hilarious new stand up show from Sean Lock. Filled with gags, opinions, deft observations and some silly voices this is Sean Lock doing what he does best, spouting inspired jibber jabber as he crosses the country in his purple van. He will make you laugh like a drunken horse. Tickets ÂŁ20 to ÂŁ21. 01424 229111.

Sun. 21st July - Vintage and Classic Car Rally

Centred around the Village Hall, Appledore. More than 150 vintage and classic cars, refreshments, licensed bar, stalls, helicopter rides, dog show and entertainments.

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Wedding Services Sun. 21st July - Hastings Pirate Day

Mon. 22nd July - Below Stairs Tour

At Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, Kent. A guided tour of the areas not normally seen by the public including kitchens, State bedrooms and servants rooms. Price £5.00 per person plus normal admission. Must be pre booked on 01622 880008. Tours at 11.30am.

At Hastings Old Town and seafront from 11am. Lots of incredible action and attractions including the cannon and firearms display and the Tampa Bay Buckineers pirate ship. See main advertisement on page 49 for further details.

Sun. 21st July - Rye Triathlon

Tues. 23rd - 27th July The Trouble with Old Lovers

Harbour Field, Dogs Hill Road, Winchelsea Beach, RYE. Exciting new addition to the Sussex triathlon calendar featuring a sea swim off Winchelsea Beach; a scenic but challenging cycle ride along Pett Level, and then a tough climb up through Pett to Guestling, before a thrilling descent down Battery Hill and along the coast road to the finish; run section is held entirely within Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. 07918 907265

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Eves: 7.45pm. Wed. and Sat. Mats: 2.30pm. Returning somewhat tipsy from a friend’s wedding Alice announces she has met Edward and Laura whom she has invited to dinner. Edward is Alice’s old flame and Laura and Tom had a brief pre-marital affair — four ex-lovers meeting after twenty years, where’s the harm? But they arrive with Mary with whom Tom had a passionate affair. Will Tom’s and Alice’s seemingly secure marriage survive the seductive onslaught of Mary who is determined to get Tom? From £14.50. 01323 412000.

Sun. 21st July - Sunday Night Proms

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne with East Grinstead Concert Band. Concert starts: 8:00pm. Doors and bar open at 7:30pm. Concerts finish at approximately 9:30pm. Licensed Bar Available. Advance tickets are available from the Seafront Office, online or over the phone (01323 410611). Remaining tickets sold on the door.

Wed. 24th July - Classical Guitar Concert

At All Souls Church, Susans Road, Eastbourne. 1pm. With Gabrielle Stephens a talented and popular classical guitarist. 01323 506 272.

Mon. 22nd - 27th July - Soul Sister

Wed. 24th July - 1812 Firework Concert

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Eves: 7.45pm. Thurs. and Sat. Mats: 2.30pm. This brand new musical is inspired by the life and times of Ike and Tina Turner and features all the classic Tina Turner hits. 0844 871 7627.

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne with Brighton and Hove City Brass. 7.30pm. Concert 8pm. Finished 9.30pm. 01323 410611.

Wed. 24th July - Harlequin Goes to the Moon

Mon. 22nd July - The Globe on Screen: Henry V

At Sandhurst Recreation Ground. Outdoor Theatre. See page 45 for details.

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 2pm and 7pm. Henry V, Shakespeare’s masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace, is directed by the Globe’s Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole. 01892 678678.

Wed. 24th July - 3rd Aug. - Crazy For You

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. Performed by the Rattonians. 01323 412000.

Thurs. 25th July - Craft and Gift Fair

At the Mansion (Lions) Hotel, Eastbourne seafront. 10am - 4pm. See p.46.

25th July - Glyndebourne: Hippolyte Et Aricie

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 01892 678678. Transmitted Live from Glyndebourne. Starts at 6.15pm.

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….

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Thurs. 25th July - 31st Aug. Summer Holiday Fun At Bewl Water, near Lamberhurst. Activities include hydro balls, boat rides, fishing, paddle boats, mini golf, barbecue and much more. £5 adults, £4 child. Under 3’s go free.

Thurs. 25th July - Photography Courses

At Bedgebury Pinetum, near Goudhurst. 10am - 1pm. (close up techniques nature and trees) and then 4pm - 7pm focusing on tree landscapes. £35 per workshop. 01580 879842.

Thurs. 25th July - Archery and Trebuchet

At Bodiam Castle, near Robertsbridge. 10.30am - 5pm. Have a go at archery and see how to successfully bombard a castle with the Trebuchet in action. Normal admission applies. Extra charge for archery.

Thurs. 25th July - Family Fun Day

At Rusthall Grange Green Space, Grange Gardens, TN4 8QD. Arts, crafts and a free barbecue. 11am - 3pm.

Thurs. 25th - 27th July - It’s All About Art

“Why use a Toastmaster?” No matter how much you`ve planned for that perfect day anything can go wrong at any time ruining the entire event and the memory of a specaial occasion for everymore. Mike Ramsden specialises in taking the worry and the uncertainty out of your day because Mike is a highly skilled and a totally professional Toastmaster of much repute. My job is to take the worry out of your day leaving you and the parents of the happy couple free to just get on and enjoy the day to the full. Testimonials - “Words cannot express how great a job you did. My Uncle who gave me away wants you for his daughter’s wedding in Portsmouth. Every person came up to us to say what a wonderful job you did… there were no long pauses… the kids enjoyed the glo-bracelets… you handled the situation with my husband being unable to make his speech very diplomatically.” Kim and Dave Scott

At the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington. The UK’s largest and most popular highlight of the artistic calender. Suitable for all levels of ability. Demonstrations, hands on workshops and meet the artist sessions. Advance tickets from £10. 0800 980 1123.

Thurs. 25th July - Brilliant Bats

At Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells. Meet at 8.45pm. Halls Hole car park for a spot of bat tracking. Booking essential. 01580 212972.

Thurs. 25th July Glyndebourne Festival - Hippolyte et Aricie

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Live broadcast at 6.15pm on the big screen in the auditorium. Sung in French with English surtitles. 01424 229111.

Thurs. 25th - 27th July Shakespeare’s As You Like It

At Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, Kent. 7.30pm. Car park open 5pm. Performance area 6pm. The Lord Chamberlain’s men revive the traditions of Elizabethan theatre performing with an all male cast. Adults £17.00, child £12.00. 01622 765400.

Fri. 26th - 28th July The Importance of Being Earnest

At Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe Road, Tenterden, Kent. 7pm. Grounds open from 6pm for picnics. See main advertisement on page 51.

Fri. 26th & 27th July - Bexhill Carnival

Friday fun in Polegrove Park with free admission, live music, a funfair and fireworks with the main parade on Saturday at 1pm. See page 44 for main advertisement and further details.

Fri. 26th - 28th July - Jousting at Hever

At Hever Castle, near Edenbridge, Kent. Jousting displays on Friday and Sunday at 2pm with a special celebration tournament on the 27th and 28th entitled ‘The French Are Coming’.

Fri. 26th July - Comedy Road Show

At Glow Bluewater, Upper Hall at 7.30pm. In association with Laughter House Comedy. Famous comedians from T.V. shows appear together in this brand new comedy destination.

Fri. 26th July - Sissinghurst Farmers Market

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

Elegant Victorian Candy Cart Hire: Handcradfted and customised and co-ordinated to your occasion and colour scheme, incorporating fairy lights, voile canopy colour etc. The child-like wonder it creates in your guests makes them feel like “kids in a candy shop.” Guests fill a sweet bag, leaving them with a souvenir of your event to take away. Sweets you haven’t eaten for years are available, cola bottles, pear drops jelly babies, you name it we’ve got it. This Elegant Victorian Vintage Cart serves as the perfect back drop to your special event. The Cart comes complete with Jars of Sweets, Scoops, Tongs and Sweet Bags which smack of yesteryear. The Cart is easily dismantled and re-assembled at your venue so access is no problem. I will personally deliver, set up and collect after the event so you can rest assured that you will receive a professional and reliable service.

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Unique: Hair, Nail & Make-Up Stylists Studio: 9 Parkstone Road, Hastings. TN342PS. Tel: 01424 427102. Our team at Unique are experienced, professional Hair, Nail and Makeup stylists. We understand that your ‘Wedding Day’ is one of the most important days of your life and we would love to be a part of making your ‘special day’ an amazing one! We first invite our ‘Guest Bride’ to come along for a consultation and practice to ensure she is happy with the chosen hairstyle and makeup, at least two weeks prior to her special day. We also welcome any members of your wedding party including: bridesmaids, flower girls and mothers of the bride and groom. Discounts are available when more than 3 members of your wedding party have their hair and nails looked after by our team.

“Make your special day totally UNIQUE in a friendly and relaxing environment!”

Bella’s Secret creates a delicious collection of masterpieces especially for you. Velvety chocolate ganache, fluffy Swiss meringue butter cream or lucious coffee and walnut are just some of the flavour combinations available. Bella’s Secret can also use your pictures or other ideas to design something especially for you. All cakes are made to order, both colour and size can be altered. Come and see us in the Eastbourne Enterprise Centre.

For more information please call Linda on: 01424 427102.

Fri. 26th July - Feeling A Little Amphibian At Barnetts Wood, LNR, Tunbridge Wells. Family event with reptile and amphibian expert at 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Booking essential. 01580 212972.

Fri. 26th July - One Direction Tribute Show

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. With Only One Direction. Doors and bar open at 7:00pm. Concerts start at 8:00pm. Concerts finish at approximately 9:30pm. Licensed Bar Available. Advance tickets. Adults £7.50 Child £5.25. Telephone (01323 410611).

Fri. 26th - 28th July - Hyper Japan 2013

At Brompton Hall, Earls Court, London. Fri. 2pm - 8pm. Sat. 9.30am 8pm. Sun. till 6pm. A celebration of Japan’s traditional heritage. Featuring fashions, arts, crafts, sake tasting, sushi, rock performers and lots more in a celebration of everything Japanese.

Sat. 27th July - Skiddle Am bam

At the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne from 10am - 12 noon. Live music and coffee with free entry.

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Parent & Child

Carousel Nursery opened in 1998. Since then we have had an exemplary OFSTED record achieving “Outstanding” We have two settings both linked with Children’s Centres. We offer a variety of valued added services like Woodland School, Gym Club School”. Inspectors reported that at Carousel ”promotion of the excellent quality of education and care ensures all children flourish and progress”. This is at the centre of our ethos, and as OFSTED reported “the staff are extremely aware of the need to recognise and support the uniqueness of each child”. We pride ourselves on an exceptional learning environment which is well resourced to ensure children can independently access a variety of different learning experiences. Resources reflect the natural environment and there is a strong commitment to ensuring children have free flow access to a stimulating outside environment.

Sat. 27th & 28th July Harlequin Goes to the Moon

Sat. 27th July - Cranbrook Farmers Market At the Vestry Hall, High Street, Cranbrook. 9am - 12 noon.

At Southover Grange Gardens, Lewes, E. Sussex. An outdoor performance by The Rude Mechanical Theatre Co. See page 45.

Sat. 27th July - Roy Orbison Tribute Show

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. With Ian Sparks. Doors and bar open at 7:00pm. Concerts start at 8:00pm. Concerts finish at approximately 9:30pm. Licensed Bar Available. Advance tickets. Adults £7.50 Child £5.25. Telephone (01323 410611).

Sat. 27th July - Flash - The Tribute to Queen

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

We have nurtured strong Community links and our relationships with families and parents were praised by Inspectors as having, “very strong relationships are in place with parents who receive very clear information about the nursery practices and procedures”. Carousel has a commitment to continuing professional development for all its practitioners and has Qualified Teachers and EYP’S working at both settings.. Our priority is to ensure your child feels secure and nurtured and considers nursery to be a home from home experience. To summarise “all in all it is an extremely happy place where children are fully supported by warm and caring staff to reach their full potential” (OFSTED 2011) We would be very happy to show you around our nursery please call (01424 854725) to make an appointment

Sat. 27th July - Crowborough Farmers Market

At Pinegrove car park, 9am - 1pm. 01892 664064.

Sat. 27th & 28th July - Butterfly & Bug Weekend At the Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch, near Ashford. Children will be amazed, enthralled and educated about these fascinating insects.

Sat. 27th July - Bourne Chorus

At the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne at 7.30pm - 9.45pm. The singers specialise in close vocal harmony and acapella and have perfected a very wide ranging repertoire. £11.00. 0845 680 1926.

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Nursing & Care

An Independent Lifestyle with the comforts, warmth and security of a family home. Approximately half of The Northern Hotels rooms are available for residential accommodation. Some of these are very attractive suites with separate bedroom, bathroom, lounge and utility room. The family and staff have many years of experience providing a caring and considerate approach to those seeking to retain their independence, without the chores of cooking and household management. With several delightful communal rooms also to enjoy and a superb location close to town centre and seafront, we feel we are able to offer the ‘best of both worlds’: a friendly and homely atmosphere combined with the quality of accommodation and cuisine you’d expect from one of Bexhill’s premiere hotels.

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.

Sat. 27th July An Evening with Roger ‘Twiggy’ Day

Sat. 27th July - Tunbridge Wells Farmers Market Outside the Town Hall, Civic Way, Tunbridge Wells from 9am - 2pm.

Sat. 27th & 28th July Eastbourne Lammas Festival

A free extravaganza of folk music, morris dancing, traditional giants, carnival and entertainment for everyone on the Western Lawns, Eastbourne. Free entry.

Sat. 27th July - Eastbourne Farmers Market

At Community Wise, Ocklynge Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1PY. 10am 12.30pm. Local fresh produce and homemade preserves plus cakes and other foods at reasonable prices. Also a special ecclectic and vintage sale.

Sat. 27th July - 18th Aug. Sculpture in the Gardens

At Goddinton House, Goddinton Lane, near Ashford, Kent. Sculptures displayed throughout the 12 acres of fabulous gardens including a trail through the wild garden where mature trees, swaying grasses and the reflections of a large wild pond make the perfect back drop. 01233 643854.

At the Sinden Theatre, Homewood School, Tenterden at 7.45pm. £15.00. Captivating tales about his lengthy radio career focusing on the boats that rocked and the stars he has worked with over the years. See page 48.

Sun. 28th July Primavera Chamber Ensemble Concert

At Herstmonceux Castle, near Hailsham. 7pm. An accolade of reviews at major festivals in Britain and abroad, alongside regular appearances on the South Bank, The Wigmore Hall, St George’s Bristol and the Nouveau Siècle in Lille have created an enviable reputation for Primavera as one of Britain’s finest ensembles. Programme includes Beethoven Piano Quartet in E flat Op.16 27’ Bottesini Gran Duo Concertante for violin, double bass and piano 15’ SchubertPiano Quintet in A D.667 ‘Trout’ 43’ Tickets on 01233 622971 or 01323 834479.

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- 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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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

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Information Suite Now Open At New Care Home


spectacular new care home in Brighton has opened its Information Suite, giving local residents a first peek at what they can expect from the state-of-the-art development. Maycroft Manor Care Home on Carden Avenue will be opening its doors in autumn 2013, offering residential, nursing and dementia care in a stimulating and luxurious environment. The 99-bed home is the first in the area from Hallmark Care Homes, an award-winning care provider with homes across England and Wales. Outstanding facilities The home will include two cafés where residents can relax with a cup of coffee or enjoy time with their friends and relatives. There will also be a corner shop enabling for residents to continue a daily routine of picking up everyday essentials. Residents will be able to do their own laundry, if they wish, in one of the home’s laundry rooms or treat themselves to a new hair cut in the hair salon and a manicure in the spa

therapy room. The library and cinema will offer the chance to get lost in a whole new story while the roof top terrace gives the opportunity to get a bit of fresh air and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding gardens. Dementia community The home will have a separate dementia community with its own range of facilities, including a residents’ laundry room, corner shop and café, to enable residents to continue to maintain their independence. The Information Suite is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and weekends by appointment. Pop in and see us today or call for your information pack. Tel: 01273 799622 Email: Maycroft Manor, 2-8 Carden Avenue, Brighton BN1 8NA

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Sun. 28th July - Brighton Trail Blazer At Falmer Road, Woodingdean, Brighton, BN2 6NX 11am. A 10k undulating hilly route.

Sun. 28th July - East Sussex Youth Orchestra

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 3.30pm. The East Sussex Youth Orchestra welcomes Laura van der Heijden as soloist in Haydn’s Cello concerto No 1 in C major for the annual summer concert in July in a varied programme including Weber’s Overture to Oberon and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 4 in F minor. ESYO is one of the country’s leading Youth Orchestras and under the direction of Colin Metters achieves outstanding levels of achievement from our local musicians. £2 to £10. 01424 229111.

Sun. 28th July - The Brighton Record & CD Fair

At the Brighton Centre, Syndicate Wing, Russell Road, Brighton at 9.30am - 3.30pm. 60 stalls with vinyl CD, DVD books, mags and memorabilia. 01273 553966.

Sun. 28th July - Justin Live

At Glow Bluewater, Upper Hall. 12.30pm. BAFTA childrens award winning presenter Justin Fletcher with his new show ‘Justin Live’. Tickets on 0844 847 2479 from £10.00 to £15.00.

Sun. 28th July The Annual Animal Charities Fair

At the Kensington Holiday Inn from 11am - 4pm. Additional attractions includes jazz, entertainment. Refreshments available.

Sun. 28th July - Sunday Night Proms

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne with Yorkshire Band of the Royal British Legion. 01323 410611.

Sun. 28th July - The Len Phillips Big Band

At the Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne at 3pm. The two greatest ever voices in jazz: Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Hear their music brought to life by award winning singer and BBC Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal along with star of the West End’s Rat Pack and international soloist Gary Williams. Tickets £16.50. 01323 412000.

Local home care company wins Gold Staff at Prime Care Community Services Limited (“Prime Care”) are celebrating becoming the first home-care organisation in the UK to achieve Investors in People (“IiP”) accreditation at Gold level. From its office in Eastbourne, Prime Care provides care and support to older people, and adults with a disability or illness, to remain as independent as possible in their own homes – and to get out and about and participate in the community - in and around the Eastbourne area. Prime Care met 128 evidence requirements in addition to the 37 demanded by the Core Standard, demonstrating that Prime Care effectively sets and communicates its business and social objectives, invests in and develops its staff, and so continues to improve its performance. The IiP Assessment team said “…Staff have an absolute commitment to the provision of quality care and support” and noted “The overwhelming commitment to deliver the best quality care and support for service users is impressive”. Nicki Allen, Managing Director of Prime Care said: “We look forward to building on this tremendous success by working closely with the Investors in People team, our staff, and our partners and commissioners as we continue our improvement and deliver a flexible, topclass service working with the people of Sussex”. If you, or a family member or friend would like help in their own home, contact Amanda Richardson, Prime Care’s local Manager on 01323 645592 or via for advice or a no-obligation visit to discuss your requirements.

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Birds of a Feather So that’s the breeding season nearly over, we will find out whether it was successful or like last year a little disappointing in due course. After watching Springwatch it’s a bit of a result if any of our breeding birds managed to bring their new families into the world. Springwatch cameras strategicly placed near many of the nest sites allowed for superb viewing, showing us first all the hard work then the tough,

dangerous times that most of the birds endure. This has of course been going on for thousands of years, our recent insight shows us that nature needs a lot of understanding, a lot of what we do over the next few years will make a huge difference to what future generations may or may not see in the natural world. Although I do like watching Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games doing their stuff I was a bit surprised to see the clip of Martin and a BTO member showing us how to search for nests using a stick and a very small brain. If anyone wants to help the BTO in this very important work I would suggest that you contact them here - www.bto. org/volunteer-surveys - as there is a strict code of conduct regarding nesting birds. Pictured here are a couple of birds that successfully bred here at Feathers...... Allan ..... feathers wild bird care.

Sun. 28th July - Young Persons Challenge Day

Tues. 30th July - 1st Aug. - Discover Sports

At PGL Windmill Hill from 9am - 5pm. Canoeing, climbing, Jacobs Ladder and zip wire. Raising money for St. Michael’s Hospice. £8.00 for a whole days fun plus minimum sponsorship of £50.00. Children (7 - 17) must be accompanied by an adult. 01424 456381.

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. Discover the history of sport at the hall from tennis to basket ball and the very first sumo wrestling tournament held outside of Japan. 0207 589 8212.

Mon. 29th July - 3rd Aug. - Bird Song

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. A mesmerising story of love, courage and sacrifice is now brought to the stage in this critically acclaimed version of Sebastian Faulks’s best-selling novel. An epic tale of love and war set both before and during the Great War. Eves: 7.45pm. Thurs. and Sat. Mats: 2.30pm. 0844 871 7627.

Mon. 29th July - Regina Spektor

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7pm Spektor learned how to play piano by practicing on a Petrof upright that was given to her mother by her grandfather. The family left the Soviet Union in 1989. Regina Spektor is best known for her real lyrics that are supported with her completely recognizable and unique voice. £25. 01424 229111.

Mon. 29th July Great Dixter’s Gardening Year: August

At Great Dixter, Northiam. 10.30am - 3.30pm. August will concentrate on the second layer of planting in the Exotic Garden, dahlias, mixed planting in the beds and borders including hydrangeas and late-flowering clematis. We will look at the management of meadows at this time of year and August pot displays. Price: £45 per person refreshments included. 01797 254048.

Mon. 29th July - Kent Wood Turners

At Ightham Mote, Ivyhatch Lane, near Sevenoaks. A free event (normal admission charges apply). Members of the Kent Wood Turners Association create wooden pieces for sale. Commissions undertaken.

Tues. 30th July - 1st Aug. - Brainiac Live

At Glow, Bluewater, Upper Hall at 2pm. Tickets £7.50 to £12.50. The greatest and most volatile live science show for boys and girls.

Tues. 30th July Pond Dipping and Wild Craft Workshop

At Barnetts Wood, LNR, Tunbridge Wells. Looking at the hidden world of mini beasts and creating your own critter to take home. 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Booking required.

Wed. 31st July - Classical Songs and Arias

At All Souls Church, Susans Road, Eastbourne at 1pm. 01323 506272.

Wed. 31st July - Practical Conservation

At Hilberts Woods, LNR, Tunbridge Wells. Searching out the remaining Himalyan Balsam before it seeds along the stream plus some preparation for playday 2013. 01580 212972.

Wed. 31st July - 1812 Firework Concert

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. A truly iconic tradition that is celebrated every Wednesday evening, consisting of a culmination of concert music ending triumphantly with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture with spectacular Firework display. Doors and bar open at 7:30pm. Concerts start at 8:00pm. Concerts finish 9:30pm. Licensed Bar Available. 01323 410611.

Wed. 31st July - Harlequin Goes to the Moon

At Filching Manor, Polegate (Rude Mechanical Theatre Co.) See p.45.

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


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