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WHAT’S ON January 2014

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NOW YEARS RESOLUTION: FIND A NEW LOVER! It is nearly the New Year 2014 and you find yourself on your own looking for a new lover – what do you do? You could go to the local pub, night club or singles night. It is not easy, especially if you have not been on the dating scene for quite a while. Why not try online dating, but which web site do you choose? Well, there is a new website is now available to help you choose, www.DreamDateFinder.com . Here you will find dating sites categorised along with information to help you make a good choice. There is even free dating advice. Why not give it a go today!

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New Owners at Simply Ovens Do you dread the thought of cleaning your oven, keep putting it off for a rainy day or have had a go but are unhappy with the results? Simply Ovens can restore your oven to showroom condition in just a couple of hours. As an independent and non-franchised business, Simply Ovens offers the most affordable choice to clean your oven, range, AGA, hob or extractor. Call James on 01323 849520 or 07771 883646 or visit www.simply-ovens.co.uk

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What’s On January 2014

Until Sun. 5th Jan. - Jack and the Beanstalk

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. Matinee afternoon and evening performances. Starring Grantly Budgen from Waterloo Road PHILIP MARTIN BROWN as Fleshcreep and LUKE ROBERTS from CITV’s HI-5 as Jack. 01892 530613.

Until Sun. 5th Jan. - Winter Wonderland

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

Throughout January - Stick Man Trail

At Bedgebury Pinetum, near Goudhurst. A trail taking familiies on an adventure around the Pinetum. Hunt for clues, write poems, build dens, draw pictures and create your own stick man character to take home. The trail is designed to help children find out more about forests and the importance of wood and trees. Trail packs £1.00.

Until 5th Jan. - Bluewater Winter Wonderland

At Bluewater, Kent. Children and adults of all ages can experience a world of winter fun with a real ice rink, 40-metre snow slide, an ice climbing wall, 4D Cinema, Santa’s Grotto and stacks of traditional rides and amusements. And better still it is all indoors at Glow, Bluewater. www.glowbluewater.co.uk

Until Sun. 5th Jan - Eat, Pray, Laugh! Barry Humphries Farewell Tour

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

Until Sun. 12th Jan. - Aladdin

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Shaun Williamson star of EastEnders and Extras stars in this family pantomime which is choc full of East-bourne promise! Matinee and evening performances. Join the gang on this classic adventure, meet the beautiful Princess So-Shi and the Genie of the Lamp. 01323 412000.

Until Sat. 22nd Feb. - Candide

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

Until Sun. 5th Jan. Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play

Wed. 1st Jan. The Lamberhurst New Year’s Day 10k

At Glow Bluewater, a live puppet theatre show for young family audiences. It is being staged in a 440-seat theatre created specially for Glow at Bluewater this Christmas. http://www.glowbluewater.co.uk/Whats%20On

Starts at Lamberhurst Village Hall, just off the A21, Lamberhust from 11am. Entries in advance £13. A multi terrain out and back rural route to blow away those New Year’s Eve cobwebs. 01797 230009. www. nice-work.org.uk

Until Sat. 4th Jan. - White Christmas

Fri. 3rd Jan. - Community Task Track and Field

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. RHT Community Productions Ltd by special arrangement with Rogers and Hammerstein present “White Christmas”. A classic-style musical based on the Paramount Pictures 1954 film of the same name. 01323 412000.

At Cinderhill Woods, Matfield, TN12 7EF. Fun family activities where you can learn about tracking animals in the wild and much more. 10.30am - 12.30pm. Booking essential. www.khwp.org.uk

Until Sat. - 11th Jan. - Art Exhibition

Sat. 4th Jan. - Robin Ince (Comedy)

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Sue Walker’s painting and drawings are particularly influenced by light, shadow and the human form.Free entry. 01892 678678.

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells at 8pm. Award winning comedian and science enthusiast looks at his favourite scientists - Charles Darwin and Richard Feynman. 01892 678678.

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

Sat. 4th Jan - Sun. 16th Feb. Cirque du Soleil - Quidam

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. A dazzling show with astonishing acrobats, awe inspiring aerial acts. Unique lighting and elaborate set design. 0207 589 8212. Quidam celebrates the nameless passerby, the person living lost amidst the crowd in an all-too-anonymous society. Quidam (pronounced key-dam) is a story of the one who cries out, sings, and dreams within us all. A tribute to those faceless strangers we all are to one another, evoking the joys and sorrows of everyday life. See page 2.

Sat. 4th Jan. - See The Steam Giants

At Brede Waterworks, entrance top of Brede Hill, 6 miles north of Hastings on the A28. The huge steam pumping engines have been restored and are in motion again. Entry and guided tours are free of charge. Easy and free parking. Refreshments available.

Sat. 4th Jan. - Rye Ghost Tours

Starts at Rye Heritage Centre and lasts approx. 2 hours. No theatricals involved. Tickets ÂŁ12. Pre booking essential. 01797 226696.

Sat. 4th Jan. - Guided Walk of Richmond Park

Starts from Sheen Gate car park, London at 10am. Everyone welcome. Free event.

Sat. 4th & 5th Jan. World Ping Pong Championships

At Alexandra Palace, Woodgreen, London. 64 of the world’s best players compete. 0208 365 2121.

Sat. 4th - 12th Jan. - London Boat Show 2014

At Excel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. The 60th boat show to be held in London brings thousands of boats, brands, products and suppliers under one roof for nine days. See page 10. www.londonboatshow.com

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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Woodstock Fires are now stocking The NEW ESSE EL 13AMP electric range cooker. It features an ideal combination of iconic style and energy-efficient performance. Electric range cookers from ESSE combine beautiful, traditional design with modern controllability. The EL13 has two ovens, a grill, cast iron hotplate, induction zone and plate warming cupboard. It can be used in a ‘slumber’ setting to provide swift heat up times or simply used as an on/off appliance, and each cooking area is independently controlled. With its (patent pending) energy-efficient design, the EL 13AMP compares favourably to other appliances. You can simply plug it into two 13amp sockets.

Sat. 4th Jan. - Coffee Morning and Bazaar

At Arthur Easton Centre, St. Michael’s Hopsice, 25 Upper Maze Hill, St. Leonards on Sea, TN38 0LB. Browse many stalls and pick up some great bargains. 10.15am - 12 noon. Crafts, gifts, toys, cakes, plants etc.

Sat. 4th Jan. Coffee and Live Music

At the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne. Free entry. Live music with Straw Dogs from 10am - 12 noon. Coffee bar also open.

Sat. 4th Jan. - Songwriter’s Circle

At the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne from 1.30pm 3.30pm. Local musicians and songwriters entertain with music and chat. Come and join in the discussion. Free entry. Coffee bar open.

Sun. 5th Jan. - Gallery Tours

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 2.30pm. A tour round the galleries by curator Jane Won. Free, but booking is essential. 01424 229111.

Tues. 7th Jan. International Antiques and Collectors Fair

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

At the Kent County Showground, Detling, near Maidstone from 9am 5pm. Tues. £20. Wed. £5. Accompanied under 16’s free. Tuesday ticket also allows entry on Wednesday. 01636 702326.

Wed. 8th Jan. - The Tantivy Trot

Coaching in Sussex - a talk by Brion Purdy for the Hastings and Rother Family History Society at Ore Community Centre, 455 Old London Road, Hastings at 7.30pm. £1. 07709 235 308.

Thurs. 9th Jan. Open Stage Night

At the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne at 7.30pm. Hosted by master of Comic Song, John Cave and Chris Lyddiard from Cornflour Blue. All stage talent welcome, musical or otherwise. Come to perform or just to enjoy. Free entry. Coffee and bar from 7pm until 10.30pm.

Thurs. 9th Jan. - Rolvenden Farmers Market

Every Thursday morning from 10am - 12 noon at St. Mary’s Church, Rolvenden. Normally 20 to 30 stalls with a selection of produce. 01580 241056.

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Thurs. 9th Jan. - Elkie Brooks

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. 7.30pm. Quite simply one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced. Now in the 5th decade of her career, she is still proving to be one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of our generation. With numerous hit singles, million selling albums and awards, her annual tours are treat for fans old and new. Performing some of her classic hits, blues and jazz, an electric evening with Elkie Brooks is guaranteed to leave you begging for more. 2012 saw the release of Elkie’s much anticipated autobiography Finding My Voice and a re-release of her highly acclaimed album Powerless. Tickets £27.40 - £29.40 Tel. 0844 871 7615

Thurs. 9th JanIf You Go Down to the Woods Today

TN2 Community Centre, Sherwood (TN2 3LZ). Join in with path improvements and woodland work on this extensive site all tools and training provided, families welcome. www.khwp.org.uk for more info.

Fri. 10th - 12th Jan - Telegraph Cruise Show

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Made By Landlords 1. Not investing in kitchens and bathrooms - It costs relatively little to tile a bathroom and provide clean and new worktops in kitchens. Kitchens and bathrooms are a major “turnoff” on viewings. 2. Installing light cream coloured carpets - They look modern, but stain quickly – Darker shades are much more serviceable. 3. Not reviewing rent regularly, particularly when the same tenant stays in the property. Allowing rent levels to fall behind market rate can significantly impact your property. 4. Not Carrying out credit checks on tenants- The most credit worthy looking tenant may have CCJs and a record of exploiting unwary landlords. 5. Not putting up a “to let” board- As a result no-one passing and no one locally knows it’s available to let.

At Excel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. Uncover the amazing destinations that can be visited in style and comfort by ship. Whether you’re an experienced ocean voyager or completely new to cruising, find your next travel adventure at The Telegraph Cruise Show. Fri. 10th - 10am - 7pm. Sat. 11th - 10am - 6pm. Sun. 12th - 10am - 5pm. See p. 10. www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/travel/cruise-travel-show

Fri. 10th Jan. - Art Exhibition

At the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne from 10am - 4pm. An exhibition by professional artist Teresa Curie working in arrange of Mediums. Free entry.

Fri. 10th Jan. - How Sweet It Is

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. The sweet sound of Motown. Now I it’s 11th successive year, this 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! 01424 462288.

If you have any questions about letting your property, or would like free, no obligation advice please call us on 01424 751805.

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Fri. 10th Jan. - The Circus of Horrors

At the Theatre Royal, Brighton. The Circus of Horrors presents what is undoubtedly its greatest show to date: London After Midnight. The show that stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent is back with an awe-inspiring rock n roller coaster of show that flies like a bat out of hell to celebrate an astounding 18 years of shock ‘n’ roll. Tickets £18.90 £43.90. ‘You have to go and see this, one day something will go wrong and you need to say you were there when it did.’ Graham Norton 0844 871 7615.

Fri. 10th Jan. The Flora of Tunbridge Wells & the High Weald

At the Little Common Community Centre, Shepherds Close at 7.15pm. £1.00. A talk by Dr Ian Bevis to the Little Common Horticultural Society. Visitors welcome.

Fri. 10th - 12th Jan. - Maroon 5

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. Since its debut in 2002, the band has sold more than 10 million albums and more than 15 million digital singles in the United States, and more than 27 million albums worldwide. 0844 8560202.

Fri. 10th Jan. - Watercolour Class

Starts at St. Martha’s Church Hall, Little Common, Bexhill. Mixed ability/ beginners welcome. 10 weeks. Contact Di on 0752 835 0278.

Sat. 11th Jan. - Hailsham Farmers Market

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

Sat. 11th Jan. - Stonegate Farmers Market

At Stonegate Village Hall, 10am - 12 noon.

Sat. 11th Jan. Richard Blackwood Live and Uncut

At the Indig02, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. 0844 8560202.

Sat. 11th Jan. - Community Tasks

Southborough Common. Meet at Car park by the church, Southborough (TN4 0RU). Join us as we tackle the invasive laurel and holly and do some tree thinning to re establish the sightlines through the common. www.khwp.org.uk for more info.

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Sat. 11th Jan. - Coffee and Music

At the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne. 10am - 12 noon. Enjoy a coffee with free music, entertainment from Con Brio - a cocktail of jazz, soul and blues.

Sat. 11th & 12th Jan. -Antiques & Collectors Fair

At the Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone. Held in the John Hendry and Kent Pavilions and on the showground. Shopping arcades and outside pitches. 01622 630975.

Sat. 11th & 12th Jan. - The UK Wedding Show

At Excel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. 10am - 5pm daily. Everything that a couple could need is here under one roof at this dedicated wedding exhibition, with stunning fashion shows and a free goody bag for every visitor. Brides, Grooms and the entire bridal party are encouraged to attend an inspirational day with plenty of products to purchase on the day including that perfect dress! www.theukweddingshows.co.uk

Sat. 11th Jan. - Paul Jones and Dave Kelly from the Blues Band

Sat. 11th Jan. - Flea and Collectors Market

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

Sat. 11th Jan. - Grimethorpe Colliery Band

At the Pavillion George Street, Hailsham at 7.30pm. The long standing co-vocalists with The Blues Band take things down a level, simplify the music and get ready to give us a rootsy and exhilarating set of Country Blues. Paul Jones career began with Manfred Mann in the ‘60’s, and today along with his live work with The Blues Band and The Manfreds, he also presents BBC Radio 2’s Rhythm and Blues show, and his Jazz FM programmes. Dave Kelly followed his very talented sister, Jo Ann, into the world of professional music in 1966. £20.00. 01323 841414.

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. 7.30pm. £22.40 to £24.40. The real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band are celebrating the 15th anniversary of this classic film and the concerts will reflect this with popular tracks from the movie. Having won almost every brass band accolade, these musicians have a highly acclaimed international reputation with numerous recordings to their credit. 0844 871 7615.

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne with their Kings of the Swingers Tour. 7.30pm. £15.00. Having become the first ever band to reach the semi finals of Britain’s Got Talent following up with a performance for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK’s top Jive & Swing band. 01323 412000.

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 3pm. Verdi Ballet Music (Ballabili) from Macbeth Dvorák Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 (Winter Daydreams) Damian Iorio conductor Philippe Quint violin. Tickets £13 to £25. A rare chance to hear Tchaikovsky’s enchanting winter symphony, after Dvorák’s rather warmer, treacle-toned Violin Concerto and Verdi’s vivid ballet music from his tragic opera Macbeth.

Sat. 11th Jan. - The Jive Aces

Sun. 12th Jan. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Garden Services

‘A very Happy New Year to all our customers - old and new!

As a family-run business, we pride ourselves on going that extra mile. So much so, we donated £5 from every job we carried out throughout the month of December, to children’s charity, Remembering Rebecca. We’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received since launching Danson Tree Care last year. We have built up a fantastic list of clients, and we look forward to meeting many more throughout 2014. “We have used Nick Danson for all of our tree surgery and husbandry and his work has always been fast, efficient and, best of all, clean. Our trees are all benefitting from his considerate and caring work.” Graham How, Hastings. Call us to arrange a no obligation quote or search Danson Tree Care on Facebook for more information.

Sun. 12th Jan. - 42nd Street

At the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne at 2.30pm. Classic musical and a love story peppered with the All American hard work ethic. Chorus girls, superb song and dance numbers. Tickets £6.50 include tea, coffee and homemade cake after the screening. 0845 680 1926.

Sun. 12th - 14th Jan. - Home

Battle Mowers is situated opposite the station in Battle. We offer a wide range of New and Second-hand Mowers as well as ride on Tractors. Battle Mowers also services and sharpens all major lawn care products. We have a workshop that can give the back up and expertise required to keep any gardening enthusiast going at all times regardless of the weather.

At Earls Court 2, London. Home is a beautifully designed and curated tradeshow sitting alongside Top Drawer and Craft in the heart of London – the world’s most visited city. As the first show of the European season, Home brings together over 250 of the very best modern and classic brands from around the world and a carefully vetted selection of new, innovative products which have broad commercial appeal. With over 80% of the exhibitor list committing exclusively to Home, you simply won’t see these brands at any other UK show. www.home-london.net

Sun. 12th - 19th Jan. - The Masters

At Alexandra Palace, Woodgreen, London, in the West Hall. The best snooker players in the world come together to battle for the title At The Masters. The tournament receives extensive television coverage from the BBC throughout the eight days. 08716207052

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Sun. 12th Jan. The Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

At the Concert Hall, Brighton. 1.45pm. Tickets£3. Dvořák Slavonic Dances Beethoven Piano Concerto No.6, Op.61a. Dvořák Symphony No.9 (New World). Two orchestral favourites by Dvořák surround a surprise item. In 1807 Beethoven reworked his own Violin Concerto into a Piano Concerto for a friend of his which featured in the famous six-hour marathon concert which Beethoven himself presented. 01273 709709.

Sun. 12th - 14th Jan. - Craft (Trade Show)

At Earls Court 1, London. Craft offers retailers, galleries and collectors a unique opportunity to see the work of over 100 contemporary designmakers. These will cover a wide range of disciplines; from glass and ceramics to textile waving and wood. www.craft-london.com

Sun. 12th - 14th Jan. - Top Drawer London

At Earls Court 1, London. Trade show only. Start to your spring buying with a preview of irresistible new product ranges from over 800 mustsee companies, many of which are showing at Top Drawer exclusively. www.topdrawer.co.uk

Mon. 13th Jan. - Choosing and Using Seeds

At Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, TN31 6PH. 10am - 4.30pm. A new study day lead by head gardener Fergus Garrett. 01797 252878.

Tues. 14th - 18th Jan. - The Pride

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Philip, Oliver and Sylvia exist in a complex love triangle which spans over half a century, living and loving simultaneously in 1958 and the present against a background of changing attitudes towards homosexuality. 0844 871 7615.

Wed. 15th Jan. - Community Projects

At Claremont school, Banner Farm Road (TN2 5EB). You will be building a new dipping platform and reviving a tired old pond! Please contact us for more information or visit www.khwp.org.uk

Wed. 15th - 19th Jan. - London Art Fair

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

At the Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington. London Art Fair launches the art world year annually in the UK, showcasing around 120 carefully selected galleries. Museum quality Modern British work features alongside exceptional contemporary work produced by both established artists and new emerging talent. Now entering its 26th year, London Art Fair is the UK’s largest Modern British and contemporary art fair. Established in 1988, the Fair encompasses over 100 rigorously selected galleries presenting the very finest in Modern British and international contemporary art. http://www.londonartfair.co.uk/

Wed. 15th Jan. - Circus of Horrors

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. The Circus of Horrors presents what is undoubtedly its greatest show to date ‘London after Midnight’. The show that stormed into the finals of BRITIANS GOT TALENT is back with an awe inspiring rock n roller coaster of show that flys like a bat out of hell to celebrate an astounding 18 years of shock n’ roll. Tickets £16 to £26. 01323 412000.

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Parent & Child Fri. 17th - 19th Jan. - The France Show

At Earls Court, Brompton Hall, London. Whether you want to tantalise your taste buds with French food and wine, search for your dream French property or watch fantastic chefs at work, The France Show promises to be a great day out for the whole family. A visit to the France Show is much like a visit to France www.thefranceshow.com

Thur. 16th - Jan. Brendan Cole Licensed to Thrill

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Brendan, one of Strictly Come Dancing’s most charismatic choreographers and performers, will host you throughout and along with his company will treat you to an evening of Ballroom magic and Latin excitement in this, his live dance extravaganza. Tickets £29.50 to £35.00. 01323 412000.

Thur. 16th - Jan. - NBA Global Games London

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. A regular-season game between the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets. The Atlanta Hawks feature two-time NBA All-Star Al Horford and up-and-coming talent Lou Williams and have made the NBA Playoffs for six consecutive seasons. 0844 856 0202.

Fri. 17th Jan. - Richard Durrant

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Richard Durrant, known widely as the Guitar Whisperer, is a world class virtuoso with an imaginative flair for presentation and a warm, easy rapport that has endeared him to audiences in the UK, Europe and South America. Unusually, for a concert guitarist, he performs standing up and his shows use beautiful, projected images. 7.30pm. 01892 678678.

Fri. 17th - 19th Jan. London Model Engineering Exhibition

At Alexandra Palace, Woodgreen, London. The South’s largest model engineering exhibition. 0208 365 2121.

Fri. 17th Jan. - The Adult Panto

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

Fri. 17th Jan. - The Neal Richardson Quartet

At the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne at 8pm. £11. Jazz and blues with dynamic vocals. 0845 680 1926.

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Travel

UK’s Biggest Travel Show Brings the World to London Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show comes to Earls Court 6 – 9 February 2014

and drink are available throughout the day. However, if you fancy delicacies including mopane worms, the Extreme Taste Zone is for you - a NEW Taste Zone serving some especially exotic and unusual food and drink samples!

Featuring celebrities, world food tastings, a free travel clinic and 300+ exhibitors

• And don’t miss Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine’s ‘Across the Planet’ 40th anniversary feature. Travel around the world in 100s of spectacular photos as Lonely Planet recreates the journey that led to the founding of the publisher 40 years ago - from London to Sydney via Europe, Asia and the wilds of Papua New Guinea. Visitors can also benefit from exclusive 40th anniversary special offers on the stand. Don’t forget to book with your local Travel Agent

Back for the 20th year with a celebrity line up of travel experts including Jeremy Bowen, Julia Bradbury and Simon Reeve. Plus more than 500 brands, performers, expert speakers and food from around the world to make the show the best source of inspiration for passionate travellers in 2014. A number of firsts make 2014 special for The Times presents Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show: • A NEW partnership with MASTA (Medical Advisory Service for Travellers Abroad), means show visitors can enjoy a free, personalised consultation with expert nurses on what vaccinations they’ll need for their next journey. To receive immunisations and anti-malarials at the show, pre-book an appointment on www. destinationsshow.com from December 2013. • Bringing a touch of luxury, the NEW No.1 Lounge Experience (E190), from No1Traveller.com, will offer complimentary spa treatments and refreshments while visitors contemplate their next adventure and take a moment to relax. Plus, book in to one of their award-winning airport lounges at exclusive discounted prices. • Visitors can get a flavour for different cultures and countries at Taste the World where complimentary samples of world food

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Where will Southern Cross Travel take YOU in 2014? Over 2013, we sent our valued customers to a host of holiday destinations, including Greece, Turkey, Spain, Croatia, Malta, Italy, the Canary Islands, Madeira, Scandinavia, Florida, California, Canada, South Africa, Asia, the Cook Islands, Australia and New Zealand (to name but a few!). Many clients also cruised around the Mediterranean, travelled on a river cruise along the Danube, and explored the Caribbean on a liner from the USA. As an independent travel agency, Southern Cross Travel will tailor-make your holiday (to any destination!) to suit your exact holiday requirements. January is the perfect time to book your next holiday, with great deals, offers and plenty of choice! So, start planning for your 2014 travels today. Our travel experts are on hand to discuss, plan and create your holiday and will be with you every step of the way to assist you with any special requests. Why book with a chain when you can get expert advice, competitive prices and a personal service from your local, independent agency, Southern Cross Travel? As members of the Travel Trust Association, your holidays are totally financially protected, and covered by an ATOL (not available on flights and hotels booked online). Give Southern Cross Travel a call today to make an appointment with our travel professionals, and turn your dream 2014 holiday into a reality! SOUTHERN CROSS TRAVEL 77a The Mint, Rye – 01797 229200 The Old Library, Wadhurst – 01892 783896 enquiries@southerncrosstravel.co.uk

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ther key features of the show include the Meet the Experts Theatres which will play host to travel personalities, celebrities and experts offering advice and information in an intimate setting. The headliners for 2014 span travel, TV, wildlife, international politics, science, history and photography.

Simon Reeve

• Author and TV presenter Simon Reeve will be speaking every day at the Destinations Show. Talk times will be published in January 2014. • Award-winning broadcaster and journalist, Jeremy Bowen, the BBC’s Middle East Editor, will be speaking at Destinations on Saturday 8 February on the World Entertainment Stage. • TV presenter, globetrotter and known to many as “the face of the outdoors”, Julia Bradbury, will be speaking at Destinations on Sunday 9th February on the World Entertainment Stage. • Award-winning wildlife photographer and guide Paul Goldstein will be speaking every day at the Destinations Show. Talk times will be published in January 2014. • Steve Davey is a photographer and internationally bestselling writer based in London. He is offering expert tuition as part of the show’s Travel Photography Seminars. For keen photographers there are Travel Photography Seminars. Covering topics including ‘Introduction to photography’ to the more advanced ‘Seeing pictures & composition, these half-day seminars are a must for those looking to take pictures they can be proud of. Places are £55 each and include show admission. Advance day tickets cost just £11 in advance and kids go free (aged 12 and under). Tickets can be booked online at http://www. destinationsshow.com or on 0871 230 7141 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras). Visitors can also follow show news on Twitter at @DestinationShow

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Food & Drink

Sat. 18th Jan. - The Simon and Garfunkel Story

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings. 7.30pm. Direct from London’s West End, award winning actor Dean Elliott (Buddy Holly in ‘Buddy -The Musical’) and a full cast of performers tell The Simon and Garfunkel Story using original photos, film footage and featuring a live band. 01424 462288.

Sat. 18th Jan. - Coffee and Music

At the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne from 10am - 12 noon. Enjoy a coffee and be entertained with free music from Rick Townend - Blue Grass Superstar plus a barn dance. Free entry.

Sat. 18th Jan. - T. Wells Farmers Market

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

Sat. 18th Jan. - Ric Sanders Trio

Sat. 18th Jan. - Compaid’s Got Talent 2013

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. The popular annual talent show reaches its live final with six young musical acts battling it out on stage for the top prize. Audience members will vote for their favourite musical act from this year’s finalists: 2.00-4.30pm | Tickets on 01892 834539

Sat. 18th - 26th Jan. Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates

At the Community Centre, Windsor Way, Polegate. Eves. at 7.30pm. (Not 19th, 20th or 26th). Sat. and Sun. Mats: 2.30pm. Ad. £10. Child, student and group rates available. 01323 483348. (Polegate Drama Group). www.polegatedramagroup.co.uk

Sat. 18th Jan. - The Amazing Catsfield Steamers, Jane’s Celebration Ceilidh

Celebrate caller Jane’s farewell after forty fantastic years with the band. Featuring an appearance from Mad Jack’s Morris. Fabulous venue...... St Mary in the Castle, Hastings seafront, doors at 7.30. Bar. Tickets £8 each, from BT Music, Claremont , Hastings, ‘ Music’s Not Dead’, Devonshire Road, Bexhill on Sea or, in the new year, from 01424 730552. ‘Dance till the rafters ring and the stars fall down from the sky!’

Sat. 18th Jan. - Sean Hughes (Comedy)

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells at 8pm. back on tour following a critically acclaimed 01892 678678.

Sat. 18th & 19th Jan. - Rock Gem and Bead Show

At the Hop Farm Country Park, Beltring, near Paddock Wood. 10am 5pm. (4pm Sun). £4. adults. £2 S.C. £1 child. Natural stone products from around the world including fossils, jewellery etc. 07817 511360

Upstairs at the Lamb, Eastbourne at 7.30pm. The wonderfully talented fiddle player with folk-rock legends Fairport Convention, is joined by Vo Fletcher on guitars and Mike Gregory who currently sits on the stool with the mighty John Tams band, Home Service, on drums and percussion. Seats: £17.50 - Now booking. 01323 841414.

Sat. 18th Jan. - Brighton Dome Discovery Tour

At the Dome Brighton. Explore Brighton Dome’s rich heritage. Get up close and personal with Brighton Dome past and present on this special behind-the-scenes encounter. Find out what goes down backstage before the curtain goes up out front. And seek out the hidden histories of this iconic building including a rare glimpse of the entrance to the infamous tunnel running from the Royal Pavilion to the Concert Hall. Meet your guide in the Café-bar by 10.50am. £6.50. 01273 709709.

Sat. 18th Jan. - I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue

At the Concert Hall, Brighton. Join Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jeremy Hardy and host Jack Dee for an unmissable event of inspired nonsense. Colin Sell provides piano accompaniment. 2.30pm (doors 1.45pm) & 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm). £26. 01273 709709.

Sat. 18th Jan. - Introduction to Bird Watching

At Pembrook Lodge, Richmond Park, London from 10am. 30 minute talk and 2 hour walk through Richmond Park. £6. 0300 061 2200.

Sun.19th Jan. - Royal College of Music Soloists

At the Corn Exchange, Brighton. 11am. Hand-picked senior students of the Royal College of Music come together to perform one of the monumental works of the chamber music repertoire, Schubert’s Octet in F major, alongside an exquisite example of Haydn’s mastery of the string quartet. £17.50. 01273 709709.

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The Cross In Hand - Heathfield’s destination Venue

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old weather, weary mornings, Sunday afternoons. For the many occasions when only a warm comfortable pub with delicious food will do, you can expect a friendly welcome at the Cross In Hand. Enjoy good, hearty fare and join family team Andy, Sue, Hayley and Mike at this charming Inn that attracts a happy mix of drinkers and diners.

Good British pub food and traditional winter warmers are the order of the day alongside genuine smiles and a warm welcome. With lots of space including three lounge areas, a pool table, affordable drinks and an impressive, varied menu the Inn is popular with groups. The excitement of the venue’s pool and

darts space is also a big attraction for fans of pub sports. Pool teams, Darts teams and Motorcycle clubs regularly meet to enjoy the traditional pub atmosphere, and a function room is also available for even larger parties or wedding groups. Looking for somewhere for your club to meet? Call the Cross in Hand.

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Gig Guide

The Six Bells Chiddingly Tel: 01825 872227 Tues. 31st Dec. - Ticket only Fri. 3rd Jan. Smokin Joe. Sat. 4th Jan - Rail Road Sun. 5th Jan Lunchtime Jazz with Savannah Tuesday 7th Jan - Folk & Blues Night Friday 10th Jan - Wasted. Sat. 11th Jan - Supersaurus Sun. 12th Jan. - Lunchtime Assorted Nuts. Fri. 17th Jan. - The Elevators Sat. 18th Jan. - Black Dog. Sun. 19th Jan. - Lunchtime Assorted Nuts Tues. 21st Jan. - Folk and Blues Night. Fri. 24th Jan - Canary Wharf Sat. 25th Jan. - Talisman. Sun. 26th Jan. - Lunchtime Jazz with Savannah Fri. 31st Jan. - The Sun. The Grey Lady - Pantiles,Tunbridge Wells. 01892 544700 Thur & Fri 2nd & 3rd Jan.- Paul Dunton & Guests Sat. 4th Jan. - Salsa. Fri. 10th Jan. - The Groove Agents. Sat 11th Jan. - The Chillbillies. Fri. 17th Jan. - The Violet Jive Sat 18th Jan. - Noreen Stewart. Fri 24th Jan. - The Tar Babies Sat. 25th Jan. - Heads South. Fri 31st Jan. - Salsa Camina

- exceptional talent from award-winning singer/songwriter David, guitarist Joe and Richard on keyboard...blues with a difference. http:// www.davidmigdenandthedirtywords.com/ Tickets £6 The Beacon, Tea Garden Lane, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9JH (01892 524252) book for table for pre-gig supper. Wednesday 5 February 9pm - Blues with Bottle Club presents US troubadour bluesman Kent DuChaine with his 1930’s National Steel guitar, Leadbessie, http://www.kentduchaine.com/ Cross in Hand, Heathfield. Tel. 01435 511341 Tue. 31st Dec. - Masquerade Ball (See P.25) Fri. 3rd Jan - Fallen Angels. Sat. 11th Jan - Far Cry Black Pearl - 9 George St, Hastings. 01424 719919 Regular Live Music - Call for details The Bull Inn, 27 High St, Battle. 01424 775171 Sat. January 25th Burns supper Thurs. 30th January Chinese New Year Food Theme Fri. 7th February Pie, Sausage and Mash Night.

Blues with Bottle Club The Anchor, London Rd. Sevenoaks TN13 1AS 01732 454898 http://www.blueswithbottleclub.co.uk Wednesday 8 January 9pm - John Crampton, blues/bluegrass. Wednesday 22 January 9pm - Fo’bo’ Jug Band, footstomping acoustic Saturday 25 January 8pm - Blues with Bottle Club presents The Spikedrivers - iconic and diverse three piece blues band with Ben Tyzac, Constance Redgrave and Maurice McElroy, support from Dave Ferra. http://www.spikedrivers.co.uk/ Plaza Suite, Stag Community Arts Centre, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ, tickets £12 box office 01732 450175 or online http://www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk/ Friday 31 January 9pm - David Migden, Joe Gibson & Richard Simpson

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 Prince of Wales. Tel. 01435 862320 Live Music’ every other Saturday and Disco/Karaoke alternate weekends. 31st December: New Year’s Eve, Disco Sat 1st Feb: Reggae & SKA night. Sat 8th Feb: Fat Belly Jones Sat 15th Feb: EJ Events DJ & Karaoke. Sat 22nd Feb: Brass Monkeys Sat 1st Mar: Disco. Sat 8th Mar: T16’s The Kings Head, Udimore Nr Rye. 01424 882116 Regular Live Music - Call for details

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

MEET, EAT AND DRINK

JANUARY SPECIAL OFFER TWO MAIN COURSES FOR ONE

Available Monday to Saturday in January (excluding Jazz Night) from the a La Carte menu, main course only. One Beef Fillet per couple. The cheaper Main Course is Free. 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. GREAT BAR MENU WITH DISHES UNDER £10

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Sun. 19th Jan. - An Evening With Flanders & Swan and Tom Lehrer

At the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne at 7.45pm. Comic songs, monologues and satire from Steve Scott and John Bruzon at the piano. Doors 7.15pm. Tickets £11. 0845 680 1926.

Sun. 19th Jan. - Bolshoi: Jewels

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 3pm. Live transmission from the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow. Music: Gabriel Faur (Emeralds), Igor Stravinsky (Rubies), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Diamonds). Choreography: George Balanchine. With the Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet. Tickets £13. 01892 678678.

Sun. 19th Jan. - Music That Made the Movies

At The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 4pm. Presented by talented young musicians from Sussex & The Royal Academy of Music, London. Relive the magic of the movies. Tickets £12.50. 01323 412000.

Mon. 20th - 25th Jan. Happy Days: A New Musical

At The Theatre Royal, Brighton. 7.45pm. Thurs. and Sat. Mats. 2.30pm. Happy Days: A New Musical is written by Garry Marshall, the legendary creator of the television series. Garry is also the director of many worldwide smash-hit films including Pretty Woman, Beaches and The Princess Diaries 1&2. It includes 21 songs by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Hall of Fame Songwriter, Paul Williams. 0844 871 7615.

Tues. 21st - 23rd Jan. - The Toy Fair (Trade)

At Olympia Grand Hall, London. Exhibitors at the Toy Fair range from large internationals to new start up companies. Thousands of brand new toys, games and hobbies to the UK’s largest gathering of toy industry professionals. http://www.btha.co.uk/toy-fair/

Tues. 21st Jan. - Comedy and Cabaret

At the Royal Albert Hall, London at 7pm. (Elgar Room). Multi award winner Tom FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4 Musical Maestro Duncan Walsh-Atkins as they celebrate the legendary wit of Flanders and Swann. 0207 589 8212.

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Tues. 21st Jan. - 4th Feb. Cock Robin and His Very Merry Men

At the Studio Theatre, Brighton Dome. Brighton’s Alternative Panto. Tickets £19. 01273 709709.

Tues. 21st Jan. - Ho Bina

At the Founders Room, Brighton Dome. Stimulate your child’s innate musicality and creativity through singing, movement and games. These friendly sessions, run by actress and early years music specialist, Sara Markland, provide sound beginnings in music and are as much fun for grown-ups as they are for their kids! 01273 709709.

Wed. 22nd Jan - 2nd Feb. - Robin Cousins’ ICE

At the Brighton Centre, (times vary). Tickets £22.50 to £42.50. Dynamic and atmospheric, Robin Cousins’ ICE will draw you into its unique world. One where world class skaters glide, soar, flip and fly to a dynamic musical score in a truly theatrical setting. The show does not carry a narrative and it doesn’t pigeon hole the music and songs into a story line. It allows the individual lyrics and melodies to speak for themselves alongside and within the choreography. 01273 290 131

Wed. 22nd - 25th Jan. - Bett

At Excel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. Bett is the global meeting place for the education technology community, bringing together 35,000 educators and learning professionals every January. Attending the event is the best way to see the latest technology and innovative solutions that inspire, in order to shape and improve the way people learn from the classroom to the boardroom.

Wed. 22nd Jan. The 19th National Television Awards

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. Join hundreds of stars and thousands of fans for the biggest night in British TV. Expect a fabulous evening of high-octane drama, special guest performances, red carpet glamour and fun! 0844 8560202.

Wed. 22nd Jan. - Community Projects

Help create a brand new habitat at the Crane Valley. We will be digging a new wildlife scrape and coppicing the hedgebank, preparing the ground for new growth next spring. Kent High Weald Partnership www.khwp.org.uk for more info

Callenders Restaurant Well, I know what I like, and I know good value. All the wines here at Callenders are good, and they’re all great value. Take this Shiraz for example, it’s from Euca Hill, so you already know it’s a good Australian. It’s deliciously peppery and so it’s just perfect with this peppered steak. The two were just made for each other.” “All ten of the wines on the list have been specially chosen to compliment the food” she nodded, “and all at only £12.95 a bottle are indeed fantastic value. The Pinot Grigio is my favourite.” “The great food here at Callenders truly is made extra special by a glass of good wine. And the food IS always great, and that’s why I’ve booked us a table here for Valentines.” “Ahh thank you”, she beamed, “just like a good wine, you really have matured into something special.”

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Pet Services

K9 Claire Dog Training

“...Claire has a real empathy with dogs and has a talent for teaching humans confidence by her enthusiasm. Her classes are all well structured leading dog and handler unknowingly onto the next stage with fun and very helpful tips. All her students progress at their individual pace which is applicable at all levels, from puppy through to field trials. I have experienced both 1-1 and group classes with Claire. Everyone is made welcome, each session is unique, varied, exciting and knowledgeable. A real asset to the training world...” Eve

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Fashion, Leisure & Gifts HALO would like to wish all their customers a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR! The New Year is traditionally the time to make resolutions; often related to health, appearance or money management. So if you are watching your finances, why not pay a visit to the HALO sale? The Winter stock has been substantially reduced and there are some great bargains to be had throughout the store. If, on the other hand, you feel your image needs a bit of an overhaul, their friendly helpful staff will be pleased to show you the gorgeous new Spring collections. HALO already have an excellent selection of fabulous transitional pieces which you can layer now and then wear alone in the warmer weather. There are some great colours with bright pink, lots of gorgeous blues and even florescent tones brightening up any dull days. HALO offer a surprisingly good range of reasonably priced reading glasses in great fashion colours in addition to the jewellery, handbags and gifts they have become well known for. So pop along pick yourself up a bargain in the sale and have a look at what HALO has to offer you in 2014.

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Sobriquet: Discover exclusive lingerie brands with customer service which includes personal fitting by an award winning designer, bridal showers, men only shopping evenings, wish lists, loyalty programme and lingerie gift club. Sobriquet’s lingerie is manufactured from only the finest silks and laces, sourced from Belgium, France and Holland. Large sizes are a speciality supported by the Prima Donna brand of lingerie.

Deborah Latter Colour Consultant: A colour analysis with me will determine your skin tone, depth and clarity. Your perfect colours are amongst the 155 drapes which will be shown to your face during the consultation. We will discuss how to wear these perfect colours, the make up to suit your skin tone as well as jewellery and accessories to go with it all. You will have a personal colour palette of swatches in a wallet with detailed notes to take with you when you shop. You will save time and money by trying on only those items in your colour. Everything in your wardrobe will be perfect for you and you will wear it all! An appointment with me is relaxed and enjoyable. Some clients like to bring a friend, mothers and daughters enjoy the experience, men have found colour analysis extremely useful for their work and leisure wardrobes and I have accommodated groups of teenagers greatly helping with their confidence and developing their ‘look’. A Colour Consultation can be a perfect gift which is personal, thoughtful and very useful!’

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Lynley’s Chamilia Event Lynley’s Jewellers recently hosted a special Chamilia jewellery weekend. Visitors to the shop enjoyed mince pies and mulled wine while having the opportunity to see the latest jewellery design from Chamilla as well as new ranges to be introduced in the new year. Chamilia is one of the fastest-growing personalized accessory brands in the world, creating innovative jewellery and accessories for the woman with an eye for fashion.

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Fri. 24th Jan. - Anton Du Beke

Wed. 22nd Jan. Better Plant and Garden Photography

At Chartwell, Westerham, Kent. 11am. Phillip Smith, director of International Garden Photographer of the Year, presents an introduction to plant and garden photography. All tickets £5.00. Booking Essential 08442491895.

Thurs. 23rd Jan. Steve Knightley ‘Back to the Villages’

At the Reid Hall, Boreham Street, 7.30pm. Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, who with four Royal Albert Hall sell-outs to their name are widely acclaimed as the finest and most popular Acoustic Roots duo in England. £18.50. 01323 841414.

Thurs. 23rd Jan. - Warpaint

pm. the Concert Hall, Brighton. 7.30pm. In follow up to their critically acclaimed 2010 album The Fool, Warpaint return to Brighton to mark the release of their self titled second album . 01273 709709.

Thurs. 23rd Jan. - Community Tasks

At the Concert Hall, Brighton. Doors 6.45pm. Featuring memorable dances alongside sensational new choreography, timeless tunes and strictly dazzling costumes to conjure up the elegance of Ballroom at its best and the unmissable razzle dazzle of Broadway. With music from Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerry Herman & Andrew Lloyd Webber. Tickets £27.50 to £39.50. 01273 709709.

Fri. 24th Jan. - Nearly Burns Night Concert

At Beckley Village Hall at 7.45pm. £6.50 with Sussex Brass. In aid of McMillan Cancer Support. 0845 8332825 or from Beckley Motors.

Fri. 24th Jan. - Sissinghurst Farmers Market

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

Sat. 25th Jan. - Target Dance

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7pm. Hosted by the University of Brighton ‘Target Dance: Bodies in Motion ‘is a contemporary dance showcase presented by students from local and regional schools and colleges. £6. 01323 412000.

Sat. 25th Jan. - T. Wells Farmers Market

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

Sat. 25th Jan. - Music and Coffee

TN2 Community Centre, Sherwood (TN2 3LZ). Come along and help us to keep back the invasive plants of Sherwood. Tools and training provided Families welcome. www.khwp.org.uk for more info

At the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, Eastbourne. 10am - 12 noon. Free entry. Enjoy a coffee with live music from Pocketsize.

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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The Introduction Agency For People Living In Kent, Sussex and Surrey Tel: 01892 667750 Disappointed with internet dating? Don’t leave your happiness to chance! *Personal Interview with Louisa *Confidentiality *Hand Picked Selections *Thorough Personal Profiles *High Success Rate *Client Rapport and Feedback *Refunds Policy

You will be pleasantly surprised by our competitive fees!

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

What is Cyclecheck

Cyclecheck is a mobile (we come to you) independent cycle repair and maintenance business that offers a comprehensive range of high quality bike servicing, repairs and rebuilds. Cyclecheck is based in Iden, East Sussex and offers a free pickup service to all locations within a 10 mile radius a small charge will be made for anywhere outside of this area, or the work can be carried out at your premises if prefered.

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

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

Phoenix Choir presents a concert of Italian Baroque Masterpieces, directed by Michael Fields. For his third season with Phoenix, Michael slips into his role as a lutenist and early music conductor and brings to Eastbourne’s Phoenix Choir two of the most admired baroque singers of our time. Soprano Evelyn Tubb has toured the world and made numerous award-winning recordings, often alongside Emma Kirkby in the Consort of Musicke. The music critic of Verona’s Arena noted: “Miss Tubb’s singing is breathtaking – her marvellous performances touch the highest peaks of art”. Counter-tenor Derek Lee Ragin has been described by critics as “a rare performer” and ”a soloist who simply overwhelms the audience” in his worldwide opera and concert performances. In this performance of Vivaldi’s popular Gloria and his lute concerto, plus the beautiful Laudate Pueri by Pergolesi, they are joined by a orchestra playing baroque instruments, led by Julia Bishop and harpsichordist Howard Beach (both of Red Priest fame). Altogether this promises to be one of the most exciting concerts to happen in Eastbourne for some time.

Guy Boyling Celebrant:

Did you know the legal cost of getting married / having a civil ceremony in a registrar’s office without the trimmings is around £50 and takes 10 minutes. You can then have a ceremony where you want , when you want, wear what you want, include religion if you wish, and have the music you want. Venues have to pay for the licence to marry people on their premises, this cost has to be passed on = more expensive cost wedding reception? Guy Boyling will design marriage celebrations and ceremonies to highlight the most important people concerned - the two of you.

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Charlotte White with Laurence Llewelyn- Bowen

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Charlotte White Charlotte White is the creative mind and busy hands behind Restoration Cake. Taking her inspiration from history, fashion, and art, Charlotte dedicates herself to creating edible masterpieces for her high-profile customers. She also teaches regular cake decorating master-classes in London, writes for selected wedding magazines and recently appeared as a guest on The Great British Bake Off. Charlotte was hailed as “the next big thing in bridal baking,” by Wedding Magazine. Charlotte’s passion for cake design started in her Nana’s kitchen and her love of opulent design has grown from a love of history and art. Charlotte now works with each of her clients to create stunning, edible, works of art that taste every bit as good as they look. Previous clients have included Dame Vera Lynn, Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen, You & Your Wedding Magazine and Heat Magazine. “Presenting a cake to Dame Vera Lynn on her 95th Birthday has undoubtedly been my proudest moment.” Several of Charlotte’s cakes have been featured in the press but none more so than the three-tiered Star Trek Borg Cube Cake, created for the UK’s first Klingon Wedding . Pictures of the Wedding and the cake have been published the world over. Charlotte has written for publications such as Vintage Life Magazine, Wedding Magazine, The Lady Magazine, and for The

Food Network UK website. Charlotte’s first print edition book, ‘Burlesque Baking’ is due for release in February 2014 by publishers Ryland Peters & Small. Readers can expect a selection of cake decorating projects that are far from twee. “I think I may have created the anti-twee!” This year’s Ideal Home Show at Christmas featured a demonstrative performance with a difference from hot new cake designer, Charlotte White. Charlotte runs her own bespoke cake design company, Restoration Cake, and has won acclaim from happy couples and the wedding industry for creating intricate cakes that taste as good as they look. Moving into the arena as a demonstrator has been a natural progression from years of teaching aspiring cake designers.

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hat’s On Magazine spoke exclusively to Charlotte at The Ideal Home Show Christmas. Charlotte’s demonstration, entitled ‘Contemporary Christmas Cake Decorating’; provided something a little different from this self-confessed “rebellious” cake designer. Charlotte, can you tell us about your cake business? I run a company called ‘Restoration Cake’ which I started in 2009, having previously been an Executive PA. I have always baked my whole life, my nan taught me and since then I have always loved baking. I started to pursue cake decorating after making a wedding cake for a couple of friends. In the last few years I have been creating bespoke wedding cakes as well as some celebration cakes. I have been very lucky and have had some fantastic opportunities. My first book ‘Burlesque Baking’ comes out in February so I am looking forward to that. How did your celebrity connection come about? I got involved with the Ideal Home Show last year, they were running a cake decorating competition and they wanted professional entries to inspire the amateurs. I ended up judging the amateur entries which was fantastic. I have always been a fan of Laurence Llewelyn- Bowen and I love his style which I think is just fantastic. I very much agree with the ethos that ‘more is more’ so when I knew I was going to be involved with the show I make him a small cake. It had black sugar lace on it and some gold sugar cherubs and roses so it was quite ornate. I told him that I loved what he did and showed him what I do with the invitation to help if he ever needed something cake related. When it came time for the Ideal Home Christmas show I was asked to show some cake decorating again. I wanted to bring cake decorating up to date and more relevant to a modern style of living so I entitled my demonstration ‘Contemporary Cake Decorating’. It showed people that they could take their theme whatever it may be and bring it into a cake design. The influences that I use were Lawrence’s show homes. When I told him about that he asked me to make a couple of cakes for him to appear in his show-home room sets. Lawrence is so genuine and such a hard worker. When I brought the cakes in he was at the show setting everything up himself, really mucking in and creating what is his vision.

recreaties some fabulous hats from the Period. Do you find a lot of demand for the vintage style in your cake making? Yes, vintage weddings are becoming extremely popular and have been growing in demand for a few years now. I actually specialise in edible sugar lace which is a very fine type of sugar which goes very well with lace wedding dresses which again are coming back into style. I also have a lot of friends who are vegans so I can also prepare egg free cakes. Many of my friends are artists and so want something a bit more dramatic than the usual limited range of vegan cakes. I have worked very hard to create ‘Free From’ cakes which can be gluten free, wheat free or whatever is required but at the same time keeping the look just as good and the taste just as good. My Godmother is a ‘Celiac’ so of course when she came to my wedding I had to make sure she had a beautiful piece of cake. Do you supply your cakes mail order? No, because I am a bit of a control freak. I will design the cake with the couple, I bake it, decorate it and set it up myself. Of course I don’t know how much longer I will be able to do that as my diary is getting busier and busier but I do feel very strongly that it’s my name on the product and it is somebody’s big day so it is extremely important that everything is perfect. It would break my heart if anything went wrong.

Thank You Charlotte

How did the vintage side of your cake designs come about? These influences have often found their way into my work but my recent immersion into the world of Burlesque has inspired me to get really decadent with my designs. They’re vintage designs but with an edge. It is something that I cannot really help, I was exposed to old movies as a child and I grew up thinking that ‘this is what I would look like’. Marilyn Monroe was a big favourite and others such as ‘Lauren Bacall ’ or Marlene Dietrich. They were beautiful women and so glamorous and I found that I couldn’t dress like them by shopping in the normal high street outlets. I have always overdressed, buying pearls and setting my hair because I like to try and emulate those stars. The fantastic thing is that over the last few years vintage has become such a popular thing that I can now buy the clothes that I had always dreamed of. My dress today is from a company called ‘Glamour Bunny’ who design vintage reproduction dresses. They are all beautifully cut and wonderfully fitting, very lady like which I love, they are very sexy but without having too much flesh on show. I also go to a lot of 1940’s nostalgia events and the hat I am wearing today is from a milliner I met there who

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Charlottes’ creations in Laurence Llewelyn- Bowens room sets

Charlottes new book Burlesque Baking

- The art of show-stopping, decadent cakes & bakes is published by Ryland Peters & Small price £9.99 (hardback)

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urlesque is a celebration of beauty and decadence, which are incidentally the best qualities of a cake, too! Charlotte White understands this, and has paired these two art forms to create 25 absolutely stunning cakes and bakes. With a touch of lace, a shimmer of diamonds, or a flourish of vivid, exotic flowers, these cakes are all inspired by the costumes of genuine Burlesque performers. Charlotte’s stunning creations openly push indulgence, teasing the taste buds and widening the eyes – after all, the art of Burlesque is the art of putting on a show! Starting with basic recipes for the cakes and cookies, these baking and sugar-crafting projects are arranged into four levels of complexity, and written in a clear step-by-step style. Start your Burlesque career at the old fashioned Gaiety Theatre, with simple designs for Miss Lady Alex cookies or a cherry shakewell cake, before progressing to Minsky’s Burlesque Theatre for a performance of Miss Tempest Rose cupcakes and Betty Mae mini-cakes. Moulin Rouge offers up the Lady Lamour cake and Miss Rainbow Sparkles mini-cakes, before, finally a fully fledged star, you are ready to try the treats of the Café de Paris!

Picture - Rockabetty Studios

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Wedding Services

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Guy Boyling Toastmaster: The proposal of toasts is only a small part of the modern duties of the Toastmaster. One of the reasons for the rise in the popularity of Toastmasters is that in today’s society he has been increasingly required to adopt some of the role traditionally performed by the Best Man. An experienced Toastmaster ensures the event runs smoothly and on time. On the day he is effectively the Project Manager and Coordinator, expert in protocol, etiquette, the correct procedures, and timing. Immaculately dressed in white tie and red tail-coat, the Toastmaster adds Colour, Tradition, and Dignity to any function, formal or informal, making your special event a most memorable experience for everyone.

Sat. 25th Jan. - Excursions

At Alexandra Palace, Woodgreen, London. Group Organisers and Tour Operators can now seek out inspiration for group holidays further afield as well as their domestic day trips and short breaks programme all under one ‘great’ roof. http://www.excursions.org.uk

Sat. 25th Jan. - Community Tasks

At Southborough Common. Car park by the church, Southborough (TN4 0RU). Join us as we tackle the invasives and do some tree thinning to re establish the sightlines through the common. www.khwp.org.uk

Sat. 25th Jan. - Fun, Film Party - Sister Act

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

Sat. 25th Jan. - Music Mania

At Olympia, London. Whether you are a dedicated collector of a band or artist, or simply want to pick up some great music at affordable prices, Musicmania - presented by VIP - shows give you the ultimate music buying experience. http://www.vip-24.com/olympia.htm

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Health, Fitness & Beauty

Trim Feet Podiatry offer complete professional treatment, offering appointment times to suit everyone. Feet are one of the most active parts in the human body, they go everywhere with you and take part in everything from shopping to sporting activities, therefore at Trim Feet Podiatry we believe that your foot care should not only be seen as a treatment but a lifestyle choice, maintaining general foot health and preventing future mobility and joint problems.

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

Sat. 25th & 26th Jan. The Adventure Travel Show

Sat. 25th Jan. Story of Glenn Miller

At Olympia, London. The biggest collection of specialist travel operators under one roof will be on hand to offer advice on everything from walking and trekking, epic journeys, exploratory travels and exclusive expeditions to safaris, overland trips, life-changing volunteering projects and much more. You will even find providers not available on the high-street so get ready to be spoilt for choice. See the website www.adventureshow.com

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. Glenn Miller’s incredible story is presented by the 17 Piece Astor Big Band and 6 Singers and features dancing demonstrations by “The Strictly Miller Dancers” The Show is narrated by Johnny (Famous) Foster with the “Voice of Glenn Miller” making the occasional comment from that great ballroom in the sky. 01424 462 288

You can take part on your own or as a family, and you can even take part in your local park if you don’t have a garden. To get involved, just pick an hour over 25-26 January 2014 and tell the RSPB what you see. It couldn’t be easier! http://www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch

At the Concert Hall, Brighton. 7.30pm. The heat and passion of Spain is evoked in a selection of pieces dripping with sun-drenched melodies. Eavesdrop on a torrid affair full of sensuality and betrayal in Granada, witness a quiet moment of prayer with toreadors before the dangers of a bullfight and relax in the sultry orange-fragranced heat of Andalucía with one of the most famous and popular of all concertos with its achingly beautiful slow movement. £10-£27 01273 709709.

Sat. 25th & 26th Jan. - Big Garden Bird Watch

Sat. 25th Jan. - Artist Talk - Matt Calderwood

At The De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. A walk and talk in the gallery, the artist will give an insight into his practice and thinking behind the new commissions. 01424 229111. Free but bookinfg is essential.

Sat. 25th Jan. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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Sun. 26th - 28th Jan. - Cirque Berserk

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. Combining contemporary “cirque” style skills with of the scale thrilling stunt action Cirque Berserk is a danger-filled spectacle that will amaze audiences of all ages. Presenting the world’s most dangerous circus act, the legendary Globe of Death, with 3 motorcyclists speeding around inside a steel cage at over 60mph, seen for the first time live on stage in the UK. Sunday 7pm Monday 5pm & 7.30pm Tuesday 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £13 to £25. 01323 412000.

Mon. 27th Jan. - Moonface

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. (Elgar Room). 8pm. Singer/songwriter and keyboardist, Spencer King is known for his former bands, Sunset Rubdown and Wolf Parade. 0207 589 8212.

Mon. 27th Jan. - ROH Cinema: Giselle

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7.15pm. Live transmission from the Royal Opera House, London. Giselle remains one of the most popular Romantic ballets of all time. The story brings together an engaging mix of human passions, supernatural forces, and the transcendent power of self- sacrificing love. 01892 678678.

Mon. 27th Jan. - Firecracker Youth Theatre

At the Dome Brighton. (The Nightingale). Calling all young people aged 14 – 19 who love to act and want to perform in Brighton’s top venue! 01273 260831

Mon. 27th Jan. - 1st Feb. The Perfect Murder

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Direct from his West End lead role in Spamalot, Les Dennis (Chicago, Hairspray, Art, BBC 2’s Life’s Too Short), stars along side Claire Goose (Waking the Dead, Casualty), Gray O’Brien (Coronation Street, Peak Practice), Steven Miller (Casualty) and Simona Armstrong (finalist in the BBC’s search for a Maria). 0844 871 7615.

Mon. 27th Jan. - Brian McKnight and Eric Benet

At the IndigO2, Docklands, London. 7pm. The two giants of the RNB & soul music world will be performing some of their classic hits.0844 8560202.

Wed. 29th Jan. - Sarah Millican

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm with her new show, Home Bird. £25. On this, her third national tour, you will learn what to take on a dirty weekend, the easiest way to blend in in posh restaurants and how to teach a pensioner to swear. Join her for some hilarious domestic bliss. 01892 530613.

Wed. 29th Jan. - 1st Feb. - TODS Shout

At Tenterden Town Hall, 7.30pm. A nostalgic nod to London’s Swinging 60’s follows the journey’s of five women through the decade reflecting their personal stories.

Wed. 29th Jan. - Daniel O’Donnell

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. £39.50, £37.50. Irish singer, television presenter and philanthropist. 01323 412000.

Wed. 29th Jan. - Practical Conservation

High Woods, Hawkenbury (TN2 4TY) A day of practical action where we’ll be improving access and habitat conditions for wildlife through some woodland path and glade creation. Meet at the junction of High Woods Lane and Cleave Avenue. www.khwp.org.uk for more info

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Serida Fitness: Our Mission is to provide the expertise you need to get into an active life and to stay on the move. We believe that you can get healthy and fit with a comprehensive, regular training program of exercise and good nutrition. We use a variety of equipment which includes but not limited to; treadmill, weights, bosu ball, TRX, boxing etc to help you achieve your fitness goals. Serida fitness programmes are proven to help people of all ages, any size and those with little or no fitness to attain well-being, confidence, strength and most importantly flexibility.

Thurs. 30th Jan. - NT Live - Coriolanus

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7pm. National Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC’s The Hollow Crown) in the title role £12.00 01424 229111.

Thurs. 30th Jan. - Johann Strauss Gala

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Featuring sparkling soprano Kristy Swift, the Johann Strauss Dancers in glorious costumes of the period and the Johann Strauss Orchestra. Starring irrepressible showman and conductor RAINER HERSCH. Rainer takes you on a lighthearted journey through a fizzing assortment of music and dance. £24.50-£31.00 Tel: 01323 412000.

Thurs. 30th Jan. - Practical Conservation

Gap It Up. Crane Valley LNR, Cranbrook. After coppicing the hedgerow, we’ll be filling the gaps with new hedgerow plants. Come along and help create some new habitat, 10am to 12pm. www.khwp.org.uk for more info.

Thurs. 30th Jan. - NT Live: Coriolanus

At The Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. National Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston. 01892 678678

Fri. 31st Jan. 80’s Mania (Tribute)

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. Europe’s Official 1980’s MultiTribute Concert featuring 25 chart topping pop icons authentically recreated with live band and awesome dancers. Performing over 35 chart topping smashhits live in concert, with tributes to Duran Duran, The Human League, Kim Wilde, Culture Club, Madonna, Wham!, Nena, Toni Basil, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Madness and many many more ! As Ex-Radio1 and Top of the Pops presenter Mike Read enthusiastically described “It’s like Top of the Pops meets Live Aid with the sexy dance troupe Legs ‘n’ Co.” So it’s time to dig out your 80’s fashions and Party! 01424 462288

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Nursing & Care

Our Edwardian Residence, owned and managed by The Sims Family for over 55 years, comprises of: The Northern Hotel – a Quality in Tourism 3 Star Small Hotel & our Richmond Retirement Suites. The Retirement Accommodation is located within the same building as the Hotel allowing our Retirement Residents to enjoy the same high quality services as the hotel guests. This is a unique enterprise providing a very high standard of accommodation and services, allowing you to maintain your independent lifestyle with the comforts, warmth and security of a family home - yet without the chores of cooking and household management. With several charming lounges to enjoy, delicious restaurant meals, plus all the amenities of Bexhill on your doorstep we feel we are able to offer you the “best of both worlds”; a friendly and homely atmosphere combined with quality accommodation and cuisine. We look forward to showing you around.

Fri. 31st Jan. - Taking Care of Elvis

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T.Wells at 7.30pm. UK Elvis tribute artiste, Ben Portsmouth made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, the only artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title. 01892 530613.

Fri. 31st Jan. - Per-Mission

At the Corn Exchange, Brighton. 7.30pm. ‘a fusion of movement that captures all the freshness and daring of Black British dance’ BBC TV on State of Emergency. Created for young people, this latest initiative is an ‘in your face’ dance theatre production that exposes myths and challenges perceptions. Tickets £10. 01273 709709.

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. 1st Feb. Phoenix Choir - Italian Baroque Masterpieces

Michael Fields directs Phoenix Choir and Baroque Orchestra: Vivaldi’s Gloria and Lute Concerto; Pergolesi’s Laudate Pueri featuring soloists Evelyn Tubb, Ansy Boothroyd and Derek Lee Ragin. All Saints Church. Grange Road Eastbourne. BN21 4HE Tickets: £12 under 18s: £9 from Tourist Information Centre; Joie de Vivre - Enterprise Centre: online wegottickets.com Visit phoenixchoir-eastbourne.co.uk

Sat. 1st Feb. - Henrietta The Hippos Fun House

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 10.30am. Games, music, dancing and much more. £4 pre-booked £6 on the day. 01323 412000.

Sat. 1st - 11th Feb. - Taylor Swift

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. (Selected dates only - 1st, 2nd, 4th, 10th and 11th). Seven-time Grammy award winner Taylor Swift brings her blockbuster show The Red Tour to The O2. Taylor’s The Red Tour features two multi-level stages, elaborate costumes, dancers, aerialists and numerous changing sets, giving everyone in the venue an excellent seat. 0844 8560202.

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Country Pursuits Wealden Mobility, the Heathfield based shop, was developed to provide access to the latest equipment to enable people, young and old, to improve their quality of life without limitations. Life within a rural community can be exhilarating and should be full of opportunities to get out and explore, but this may not be available to everyone.

With this in mind, and the desire to enjoy living to the full, Wealden Mobility is hosting a Demonstration Day for Off Road Mobility scooters at the renowned Brightling Park on 8th January 2014. This event will show some of the latest equipment designed to provide users, particularly with mobility problems, with the opportunity to fully experience pursuits that had previously been excluded, or even to get around their own land safely and securely. There will be an opportunity to see three scooters in action and even test ride them over rugged, sloping terrain to see what they are capable of. Representatives from Wealden Mobility and the manufacturers will be on hand to discuss your requirements. The Terrain Hopper

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

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

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All At Home: A family run company, with over 30 years experience. Their new showroom is now open at Langney Shopping Centre where you can see a wide range of products to help you live your life your way. Leading the Team are Sharon & Colin Batney. Sharon is experienced in working with children with significant disabilities, adults with learning disabilities and the elderly. She has also grown up with her brother who has severe learning difficulties and experienced the problems that families have to overcome when getting the right equipment and environment for loved ones with extra needs. Colin began his career in the building trade as a carpenter, but in over 30 years of working on all aspects of building, has developed many skills and extra qualifications. Colin has worked on Government buildings, Council projects, new builds, refurbishments, renovations and bespoke adaptations for people with special needs. Colin has very high standards, and expects all who work with him to maintain these standards too. All of the team are very competent tradesmen and women, and have a great deal of pride in their work so you have the best in your home.

Sat. 1st Feb. Chris Wood and Special Guest Grace Petrie

At the Pavilion, George Street, Hailsham at 7.30pm. Chris Wood who writes traditional songs with a heart and soul rarely found in contemporary music will be joined by Grace Petrie, whose passionate and politically aware songs have been applauded by the likes of Billy Bragg, Frank Turner and Tom Robinson. ÂŁ18.50. 01323 841414.

Sat. 1st - 2nd Feb. - Wilderness First Aid

At Pestalozzi Village, Sedlescombe from 9.30am - 6.30pm. The two day (sixteen hour) outdoor first aid course adheres to standard three of the institute of outdoor learning.

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Dementia care‌. in St Leonards Following an extensive refurbishment programme Lauriston has just opened a new space for people with dementia in our welcoming and impressive care home. Members of our staff team are specially trained in dementia care to deliver the appropriate type of attention and support to each individual in our home. We provide a number of opportunities for people with dementia to harness their happy memories and sense of self. Through music, creative activities, a reminiscence area with photographs and various personal possessions, we open up alternative ways for people with dementia to communicate and express themselves. Each of our residents has a beautiful private room all of which are en suite. Our wide range of food is freshly cooked by our own in house chef, and we are proud of our

landscaped gardens and patio areas, tea bars and lounges and welcoming other communal areas for people to meet friends and family. If someone you love has dementia, contact Helena Barrow, our Home Manager, who will be able to help you find out more about how we can help‌and care. Lauriston, 40 The Green, St Leonards on Sea, E Sussex TN38 0SY Tel: 01424 447544 home.leo@mha.org.uk

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Wildlife

Birds of a Feather So..... are you full to the brim with Turkey, Sprouts and Christmas pud - not to mention the odd flagon of wine or even a small sherry or two?

Great Spotted Woodpecker

How about a nice brisk walk to clear the system? Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is the place to go, this super nature area has lots to offer, superb walks with a chance of seeing some cracking bird life. the illusive Bittern, the stunning Avocet, maybe a Marsh Harrier or two and countless other waders. This Reserve has been vastly improved over the last year or two both for wildlife and the public, there is always lots going on. Find out more here. http://www.wildrye.info/ reserve/friends/

Little Bee-eater

As I am unsure exactly what the weather will be like when you read this so I thought I would post a couple of “summery” photos and Feathers Great Spotted Woodpecker. Have a very happy and healthy 2014...

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

Baby Swallows

Sat. 1st Feb. - Russell Kane (Comedy)

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 8pm. Tickets: £17.50. What is it with us and smallness? We Brits love it - being tiny but fierce, close but distant. The Jedward-haired, award-winning Russell Kane is the same, and he returns with a new, blisteringly big-small show. 01892 530613.

Sun. 2nd Feb. Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 3pm. With its characteristic Celtic colouring and rugged rhythms, MacCunn’s overture provides an unashamedly lyrical, romantic view of the Scottish landscape. Lara Melda - piano. 01892 530613.

Sun. 2nd Feb. - Lets Hang On

At the Theatre Royal, Brighton. 7.30pm. The award-winning production Let’s Hang On takes you on a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. £19.90 to £26.40. 0844 8717615.

Thurs. 6th-9th February Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show

At Earls Court One, London. Whether you want to kayak across the majestic Li River in amongst Guilin’s unique karst mountains, observe a leopard and her cubs whilst on safari in the Serengeti, soak up the sun on the white beaches of St Lucia or snorkel along the glimmering Great Barrier Reef, there really is something for everyone at Destinations. www.destinationsshow.com/london See page 22.

Thurs. 13th - 16th Feb. - The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

At Excel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show, is the UK’s largest exhibition for adventurous people. Whether you’re interested in walking, hiking, climbing, camping, photography, cycling, mountain biking, watersports, travel or anything else outdoors. http://telegraphoutdoorshow.co.uk/

Thurs. 13th - 16th Feb. The London Bike Show

Mon. 3rd - 8th Feb. - Thriller Live

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Direct from London’s West End, where it’s in its record breaking 5th year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Expect your favourite songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and band, including: I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off the Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Rock With You, They Don’t Care About Us, Dangerous, Heal the World, and Thriller plus many more!... 0844 871 7615.

Tues. 4th Feb. - La Boheme

At the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Featuring the celebrated Chisinau National Opera & Philharmonic Orchestra with international soloists.. Traditionally staged and features lavish sets and costumes.

At Excel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. The London Bike Show is the UK’s premier cycling exhibition. Whether road cycling, mountain biking, BMX, cycle cross, a family cycle at the weekend or commuting to work is your thing - you’ll have a fantastic day out at the show. http://www.thelondonbikeshow.co.uk/

Thurs. 13th - 16th Feb. - Triathlon Plus Show

At Excel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. The Triathlon Plus Show will provide you with everything you need from the world’s of swimming, cycling & running. Not only for experienced triathletes, the show will also be a fantastic experience for individuals looking to undertake their first triathlon. http://triathlonplusshow.co.uk/

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Whats on magazine january 2014  

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

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