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What’s On June 2017 Until 8th July - Lettice and Lovage

At the Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU Felicity Kendall and Maureen Lipman re-unite with director Trevor Nunn for the first major revival of Peter Shaffer’s awardwinning comedy Lettice & Lovage. 020 7378 1713.

Thurs. 1st & 2nd June - Shawn Mendes

Until 1st July - On The Town

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. Shawn Mendes’ Illuminate Tour. ‘Illuminate’ features hit lead single “Treat You Better”, an instant hit that sky-rocketed to the no.1 spot in 36 countries. This marked Shawn’s second Top 10 hit following the release of “Stitches”. 0844 856 0202.

At Regents Park Open Air Theatre. NW1 4NU. Eves. 7.45pm, Sat. mat. 2.30pm. Danny Mac, Fred Haig and Jeremy Taylor play Gabey, Chip and Ozzie - roles made famous on film by Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin - and Siena Kelly, Lizzy Connolly and Miriam-Teak Lee take the roles of Ivy, Hildy and Claire. The cast also features Maggie Steed as Madame Dilly and Naoko Mori as Lucy Schmeeler. Incredible Bernstein score. 0844 375 3460

Thurs. 1st - 3rd June - Country Homes and Interiors

At the Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington, London. Country Homes & Interiors Summer is an exciting three-day gathering of modern country life and style. Bringing together your favourite highstreet and high-end brands with over 120 artisan makers, upcoming designers and small independent businesses, this feel-good shopping and experiential event will inspire, delight and inform.

Thurs. 1st June - 31st Aug. - Zimbabwean Sculpture

At Herstmonceux Castle, near Hailsham. 10am - 5pm. Normal garden and ground charges apply. 01323 833816.

Thurs. 1st - 3rd June The London International Antiquarian Book Fair

Thurs. 1st June - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7.30pm. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents Symphonic Summer at the De La Warr Pavilion in an evening of outstanding classics from your favourite composers. 01424 229111.

At Olympia National Hall, London. Thurs. 1pm - 8pm. Fri. 11am - 7pm. Sat. 11am - 4pm. From medieval manuscripts to modern signed first editions, you will be able to literally hold history in your hands as you view and buy museum-quality books, maps, prints, photographs, manuscripts, ephemera & original artwork.

Until 2nd July The Swinging Sixties: Bus and Hall Tour Experience

Starts from the Royal Albert Hall at 12 noon. Take a trip back in time to experience a flavour of the sights and sounds of the 60s – hop aboard the Swinging 60s Shuttle Bus before enjoying taking lunch and experiencing the Sixties at the Hall Tour at the Royal Albert Hall. This unique and immersive experience will introduce you to some of the 60s most iconic venues and locations. Around 3 hours. 0207 589 8212.

Fri. 2nd - 4th June - Live Jazz

At The Grapevine, Conduit Hill, Rye, E. Sussex. 8pm. Three top Jazz musicians over 3 evenings. Free Entry. See main advert on page 41.

Fri. 2nd June - Jackson

At The Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Jackson Live in Concert sees long-time fan and hugely talented Ben recreate the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs. £23.50. 01323 412000.

East Hastings Sea Angling Association East Hastings Sea Angling Association lies in a prime location on The Stade in Hastings Old Town (by the lifeboat station). Our first floor clubhouse and two balconies offer fantastic views over the sea, so why not come for lunch (or breakfast even) and sit out on the balcony in the sunshine and enjoy the view. Our fully licensed bar welcomes non-members, however, if you join as a member you can enjoy 10% off all our bar prices. We offer live music every week, a monthly quiz night, poker, weekly auction and more. We are also home to a monthly jazz evening (usually the first Tuesday of the month), hosted by Jazz Hastings. So why not pop in and see what we’re about and have a chat to our friendly staff to find out more. -2-

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Contents House and Home P.2 - 15 Garden Services P.16 - 32 Chelsea Flower Show P.24 - 31 Art, Antiques and Collectables P.33 - 35 Food and Drink P.36 - 47 Health and Beauty P.48 Fashion and Leisure P.49 - 59 Bexhill Feature P.50 - 52 Travel P.9, P.58 & 59 Nursing and Care P.60 & 61 Wedding Services P.62 & 63 Animal and Pet Services P.64 - 67 What’s On Magazine is Trading Standards Approved. We are the only publication to be audited by Trading Standards to comply with their Buy With Confidence Scheme.

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Fri. 2nd June - Virtuoso Guitar Duo

At Frant Church, High Street, Frant, TN3 9DX. 8pm. Charles Alexander and Andy Robinson. Tickets £12.00. 01892 864304.

Fri. 2nd June - Count Arthur Strong

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 8pm. Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. 01892 530613.

Fri. 2nd - 4th June Firle Place Antiques Fair

Held in the Georgian Riding School, Forle Place near Lewes, 10.30am-5pm. Fine Art, Antiques, Decorative accessories. All vetted for authenticity. TV expert Appraisals after 2pm daily . Tours of the House. Licenced refreshments.

Fri. 2nd & 3rd June Mindful Living Show

At the Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington. A unique opportunity to learn more about mindfulness and meditation. With exclusive content for both beginners

Fri. 2nd June - Coronation Day

and experienced practitioners, the event looks at how mindfulness can benefit your life and health through live practice, study, fun and relaxation.

41 Gun Salute by the KTRHA in Hyde Park, Park Lane at noon and by the HAC (62 guns) at Gun Wharf, Tower of London at 1300 hours.

The Western Lawns on Eastbourne’s seafront will be host to the 2017 Cycling Festival showcasing a range of cycling and sports activities. Eastbourne Cycling Festival is free to the public.

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7.30pm. Vintage Trouble bring their fresh and urgent take on guitar-powered rhythm & blues to the DLWP stage this summer! £21.50. 01424 229111.

Fri. 2nd - 4th June Eastbourne Cycling Festival

Fri. 2nd June - Vintage Trouble


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Fri. 2nd June - Beatles Tribute Show

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. The Beatles For Sale are a superb Beatles tribute. recreating the sound of the Fab 4 in a very authentic way. 01323 410611.

Fri. 2nd June - Solid Gold 70’s

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings. 7.30pm. Like 70s music? You’ll love this. Reviving the golden age of pop, it’s the latest live concert show from the creators of the Magic of Motown. 01424 462288.

Fri. 2nd June - Juan Diego Flórez

At the Royal Albert Hall, London at 7.30pm. Recognised as one of greatest tenors in history, the Peruvian tenor has appeared at all the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls and music festivals, including the iconic Last Night of the Proms concert in 2016. 0207 589 8212.

Fri. 2nd June - Reginald D Hunter

At the Concert Hall, Brighton at 7.15pm. During the 15 years in which he has lived in the UK, Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fanbase that spans the generations. 01273 709709.

Fri. 2nd June - Mister Maker and the Shapes LIVE – 2017

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne at 1pm. Join CBeebies’ Mister Maker in his hit live theatre tour! With a fabulous supporting cast and art at its heart, this fantastic live show encourages Mini Makers and grown-ups to sing, dance and make some noise! 01323 802020

Fri. 2nd June - The Investec Derby

At Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom Downs, Surrey, KT18 5LQ The Greatest Flat Race in the World. Rain or shine, every year on the first Friday of June, a multitude of ladies and gents head to Epsom Downs Racecourse to experience a day full of high octane racing, music, glamour and fashion.


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Sat. 3rd June - Susan Calman: The Calman Before The Storm

At The Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm. Recommended 16yrs+. It’s Susan Calman’s tenth year in comedy and she’s back with a brand new show. You may have seen or heard her on shows like QI , HIGNFY , News Quiz , Listomania or Mock the Week , now you have the opportunity to see her in person, life size if you will. 01892 678678.

Sat. 3rd June - Simple Minds

At The Concert Hall, Brighton. Simple Minds will be taking their new album Simple Minds Acoustic on the road, joined by special guest The Anchoress, including a special appearance at Brighton Dome Concert Hall. The gig will see them perform a career spanning collection of songs acoustically. Doors 7pm. 01273 709709.

the story of the man behind the songs - taking the audience on an unforgettable journey through his life and music. 7.30pm. 01323 412000.

Sat. 3rd June - Rick Wakeman

At The De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Sold out. Returns only. £25. 01424 229111.

Sat. 3rd June - The Piano Guys

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 3pm & 7.30pm. Now with over 1 billion views on YouTube, the Piano Guys have been delighting fans around the world with their innovative music & video compositions which blend classical and pop music alongside compelling video footage. 0207 5898212.

Sat. 3rd June - Exhibition Tour

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Join a member of the De La Warr Pavilion team as they share their perspective on Simon Patterson’s exhibition, Safari: an exhibition as expedition. Ground Floor Gallery. Starts 3pm. Approximately 20–30 minutes. 01424 229111.

Sat. 3rd June - The British Music Hall’s - Day By The Sea

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 10.30am - 7pm. Morning includes Wyn Calvin kicking off proceedings with Jimmy Cricket. Tickets £28. 01323 802020.

Sat. 3rd June - 2nd Sept. - Back Stage Tours for Families

Sat. 3rd June - Dillian Whyte Verses Mariusz Wach

At The 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 4.30pm. Dillian Whyte returns to action in a Heavyweight clash with Mariusz Wach at The O2 on 3 June 2017. The event will also be shown live on Sky Sports. 0844 8560202.

Sat. 3rd June - Beautiful Noise: Neil Diamond

At The Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne. Beautiful Noise, performed by Fisher Stevens and his sensational band, is Europe’s leading Neil Diamond show, charting the story of Neil’s fantastic career and telling

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. 10.15am. Step behind the curtain and explore front and backstage of one of the loveliest and oldest working theatre’s in the country. 0844 871 7615.

Sat. 3rd & 4th June - Tinkers Park Steam & Transport Fair

At Tinkers Park, Hadlow Down, TN22 4HS. 10am - 5pm. Arena events, vintage cars, traction engines, beer tent, funfair, commercials, motorcycles, stationary engines, live music and much more. Ad. £7. Ch. £2. Free parking.


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orest Property Management & Lettings are a unique company offering a modern twist on the traditional property management and rental industry. Forest Property Management & Lettings is an independent agent focussing solely on Property Lettings and Management, covering East and West Sussex along with Kent. The family owned agency delivers an exceptional level of customer service that encompasses great relationships with their business clients and builds an unbeatable reputation.

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Key to this is to ensure they deliver their services to clients with the highest level of professionalism. The client will always engage with the directors (Nick and Kristy) when negotiating the letting of their property and thereafter for the management of that property.

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Continental Weekends 10th June - Paris Weekend £89.00 23rd June - Blankenburg 2 Ngt/3 Day Wkd. £149.00 17th June - Brugge 1 Ngt/2 Day Wkd. £99.00

UK Day Trips 1st June - Kew Gardens 4th June - Brighton Dogs/Sunday Lunch 8th & 10th June RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 18th June - Camden Market

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Sat. 3rd June - The Major General’s Review

At Horse Guards Parade, London at 11am. The Major General’s Review of Trooping the Colour in preparation for the main event on 17th June.

Sun. 4th June - The Wacky Band

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 1–3pm. The Wacky Band is a local Wind Band with over 30 amateur musicians of various ages and abilities who meet once a week to make merry music and play at local festivals, events and fêtes under the guidance of their lively conductor, Nikky Holt. 01424 229111.

Sun. 4th June - 13th Aug. The Rude Mechanical Theatre Co.

Outdoor theatre covering many towns across the South East. Presenting their 2017 production, The Commercial Traveller. See main ad. p. 55.

Sun. 4th June Catsfield Boat Race & Family Fun Day

Sat. 3rd June - The Counterfeit Stones

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7.30pm. SATIS-FiCTION. (The Great British Take Off ). Why pay a fortune to see ants in a stadium when for a fraction of the price you can get up close and smell the faking brilliance of the Counterfeit Stones. Their latest shakedown, SATISFiCTION promises another night of pure, unadulterated Xeroxrock. £22. 01892 530613.

Sat. 3rd June - Buddy Holly Tribute Show

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. with Buddy Holly & the Cricketers. This breathtaking show has rock ’n’ rolled audiences across the globe is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles. 01323 410611|

Come along to the centre of Catsfield as a spectator or take part in running around the 1066 metre circuit carrying your own built boat for charity. After the boat races, the fun continues at the recreation ground with bands, music, food, beers-ales-pimms, stalls and the boat race awards!

Sun. 4th June - The Dyamond Dance Show

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7pm. Another spectacular production of dance, singing and acting. 01424 462288.

Sun. 4th June - Niran Unsal

At the Indigo at the 02, Docklands, London. 6pm. Niran Unsal is a Turkish pop singer and songwriter who gained popularity in the last decade. Her first album Haktan was released in 1996. 0844 8560202.

Blount Aerials have been established since 1971 and have been trading in Eastbourne and the surrounding area ever since. We are a small family run business that cover not only domestic properties but communal systems too. We recognise that no two scenarios are the same and aim to provide the highest level of service to all of our customers. Whether you’re looking for a repair or a complete new installation our experienced engineers will listen to your needs and fully explain the options available to you. We are members of the Confederation of Aerial Industries and have been since 1978 with our membership number of 003! Prior to the digital switchover we gained our CAI plus membership, this was created to set a higher standard; reinforcing the professionalism of our engineers with added checks and more stringent standards. This status means that all of our engineers are CRB checked and fully insured, together with the added peace of mind that we comply to all of the industry recognised standards. All of the installations we complete are covered by a 12 month guarantee, alongside this the CAI are able to provide a double guarantee for single household installations for its members clients. We feel this gives our customers the peace of mind they need together with the knowledge that the workmanship carried out will be of the highest standard possible. Although we have moved premises in the last year, the engineers that visit you in your home are the same, with the Head Engineer, Ian Whitehorn now being a Director of the company. Before this Ian had been working for Blount Aerials for 10 years proving himself to be an exemplary worker. Our core values will never change and we will always aim to provide our customers, past, present and future with the best possible service no matter how big or small their requirements.

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Sun. 4th - 9th June - Phil Collins

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. With 100 million record sales to his name, more UK top 40 singles than any other artist of the 1980s, and Number 1 albums the world over, Phil Collins is one of the most successful artists of his generation. 8pm. 0207 589 8212.

Sun. 4th June - Al Murray

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 7pm. The nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense campaign to re-Great Britain. 01892 530613.

Sun. 4th June - Wheels of Wonder

At the East Parade Lawns, Bexhill on Sea. A celebration of Britain’s first automobile racing in Bexhill with an exciting mix of vehicles on display from all eras plus family funfair and trade stands.

Sun. 4th June - Vegan Summer Fest UK

At the Level, Union Road, Brighton at 11am - 5pm. £5 entry.

Mon. 5th - 10th June - The Buddy Holly Story

Ripley Forge and Fireplaces Ltd, a family run business , has been part of the Robertsbridge community for over 70 years. They have an extensive showroom where you can see a vast range of traditional and contemporary woodburning and multifuel stoves. Their extensive yard and showroom houses a multitude of firebacks, baskets and dogs, as well as a plethora of fireplace accessories and unusual gifts. They offer free out of hours site surveys and installation carried out by Hetas registered experienced fitters.

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Eves. 7.45pm. Thurs. and Sat. mats. 2.30pm. Seen by over 22 million people worldwide, book now for the most successful rock and roll show of all time. 0844 871 7615.

Gates, fencing, general ironwork made to your specification. Ripleys are experienced and skilled Blacksmiths who can offer a bespoke service whether you are looking for fireplace accessories, gates, fencing, traditional ironwork, garden furniture, a barbecue or an unusual garden sculpture, they can manufacture it for you. They are open from Monday to Saturday, 8am to 4.30pm, go and have a look, they are more than just a specialist fireplace shop.

Over 25 years ago the Lady Decorator set out to create an efficient and professional company providing inspirational and highly personalised interiors. She will always work closely with her customers throughout any project no matter how big or small & can offer ideas & solutions to achieve the best possible results. The Lady Decorator is dedicated to providing her clients with a masterful mix of design and decor. Her attention to detail, and experienced use of colour and texture are hallmarks of the service provided. The Lady Decorator prides herself on maintaining budgets and deadlines, all while giving her clients a place they are excited to come home to.

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Tues. 6th June - Saint Etienne

At the De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea at 7pm. The much-loved trio perform new music from their upcoming album. - 19 ‘tracks’ inspired by their bitter-sweet relationship with the eponymous shires that have always been part of their lives. £25. 01424 229111.

Tues. 6th - 25th June - POLO The Bentley Motors Royal Windsor Cup 2017

At the Guards Polo Club, Berkshire SL5 0PT. The clubs oldest competition - first played for in 1955 - and today recognised as the UK’s leading 15-goal tournament. Sponsored by Bentley Motors, this three-week contest offers the very best horsepower, with players and ponies in perfect harmony, making each game a spectator’s delight. Finals Day, on Sunday 25 June, is historically attended by HM The Queen and our President, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Ovenclean offer complete peace of mind that your oven will be cleaned professionally and conveniently using our unique cleaning system. Our specialists ensure minimal disturbance in the home and ‘no added caustic’ system products mean there will no nasty fumes and you can use your oven, hob or BBQ as soon as we’ve finished. For oven cleaning prices and availability - please call Steen on 07860 690 252 to discuss your cleaning requirements so you have an exact price.

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Tues. 6th - 12th June - Take That

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. Take That are set to bring their fans yet another unmissable live experience when they hit the road in 2017 with ‘Wonderland Live’. For first time ever, the band’s main stage will be in the centre of the arena floor, giving their fans a truly unique and memorable experience like never before. Take That are renowned for their incredible live shows and for pushing the boundaries of live production, having created some of the most memorable stage shows in UK music history. Take That’s Wonderland Live is the first time that fans will see the band perform brand new material from their forthcoming studio album Wonderland, due out in March, as well as their much-loved classics, performed in the round. 0844 8560202.

Gas fire company UK are a long established family business & although no longer on the high street are still very much in business! However in order to be even more competitive and give our customers more choice & bigger savings, we are now Internet based, saving even more pounds, to give you the best deals. Whether you wish us to supply & fit as a complete package or you want to buy elsewhere or from a DIY chain, we can give you the best advice & installation service. If you want a gas fire & fireplace or a wood stove and liner, or maybe just a refurbishment/ repair or service of your existing appliance, call or email us today. Don’t forget we can service your boiler too. Call Sylvie 01424 224222 or email

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Garden Services Midsummer Roses at Pashley Come mid-June the roses are glorious at Pashley Manor – the perfect time to celebrate these gorgeous blooms with a Special Rose Week at this quintessentially English garden on the border of Sussex and Kent. Masses of gorgeous pinks can be found spilling out of their box hedged borders in the formal Rose Garden and the pale pink, abundant blooms of Rosa Irene Watts parade either side of the Rose Walk. In the Herbaceous Borders many red hued shrub roses in the beds are complemented by rich red climbing roses on the eighteenth century walls, while in the pool garden the unusual silver sheened petals of Rosa Burgundy charmingly mirror the gleam of the water. Such is the profusion of roses at this time that even the front of the house is covered in the pink tinged, creamy yellow flowers of the climbing Rosa Gloire de Dijon. Pashley’s blend of old fashioned and modern roses are complemented by foxgloves, clematis, London pride, sweet peas and summer flowering shrubs. Over the Special Rose Week there will be the opportunity to take a rose themed walk round the gardens with the Head Gardener and there is a great selection of potted roses, from 23 times Chelsea Gold Medal winners Peter Beales Roses, available to buy, as well as rose themed gifts from the Shop – even the menu in the café features rose inspired dishes over this week! Special Rose Week: Friday 9 June every day up to and including Saturday 17 June, 10am - 5pm.

Look up and look after your trees Now the summertime is upon us, and the new leaf is on the trees, this makes it easier to spot any deadwood. Major deadwood in trees can be extremely dangerous due to the risk of failing branches. Danson Tree Care advises consumers to contact a professional with any concerns.

“Like a car, your trees need regular maintenance. That’s why they call it tree SURGERY. We are always happy to offer advice to customers if they are unsure or worried about any of their trees.” Nick Danson, Director. Call or search Danson Tree Care on Facebook for more information.

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Tues. 6th - 10th June - Talking Heads

At the Stables Theatre, The Bourne, Hastings. 7.30pm. Here are three of Alan Bennett’s much-loved collection of monologues. The stories all showcase the author’s powers of observation, comic timing and exquisite turn of phrase. 01424 423221.

Tues. 6th - 18th June - Behind the Face

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Exhibition by Contemporary Portrait Arts. The personal and public work of four award-winning Kent artists.

Tues. 6th - 7th June - ABTT Theatre Show

At the The ABTT Theatre Show is an event where suppliers of goods and services meet up with industry professionals involved in the staging of live performance. The networking opportunity is exceptional. The exhibition includes product demonstration facilities and a programme of seminars. Tues. 6th June 10:00 – 18.00. Wed. 7th June 10:00 – 17.00. Pre-registration is free. Registration on the day will be £10.

Tues. 6th - 8th June - Romeo & Juliet

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Tues. and Thurs. 7.45pm. Wed. 2pm. Sweaty, stripped-back Shakespeare. The actors, the audience, the text. Merely present their 2nd UK tour in association with The Production Exchange. 01323 412000.

Tues. 6th June - Billy Bragg

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. Colleen Murphy and Billy Bragg discuss the history, impact and legacy of skiffle, Britain’s first indigenous pop movement, and how it inspired the British artists who would later steer Sixties counter-culture. 0207 589 8212.


e are a busy family run business with a very skilled team and are self-sufficient with our own range of plant and machinery including concrete crushers, diggers, dumpers and we are able to cope with all spoil arising from work carried out. We are confident to manage all sizes and types of projects. In the last year, we have been involved in carrying out reduce level dig, groundworks, foundations, drainage and brickwork for new builds and we have carried out block

and beam work for house extensions. Some of our more specialist work has involved constructing a concrete raft for a house foundation on a seaside site and building foundations with piling to allow for the conservation of trees growing in close proximity to the build. We can work to technical drawings and ensure we are compliant with the local council building control staff. Contact us for a free site visit and written quote.

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Wed. 7th June - Kraftwerk 3-D

At the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton. 7.45pm. The multimedia project Kraftwerk was started in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. From £50.15 Tel: 01273 290131.

Wed. 7th - 11th June - RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

At Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP. Wednesday Saturday10am - 6.30pm. Sunday 10am - 5pm.

Wed. 7th June - Royal Ballet: The Dream, Symphonic Variations, Marguerite & Armand

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells at 7.15pm. Live Transmission. Choreography Frederick Ashton. Music Felix Mendelsshohn, César Franck, Franz Liszt. Conductor Emmanuel Plasson. This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. 01892 678678.

Wed. 7th - 24th June Hampton Court Palace Summer Concerts

At Hampton Court Palace, East Moseley. Starting on 9th with Amy McDonald, this year’s line up includes Bryan Ferry, James Morrison, Will Young, Jools Holland, Van Morrison, Corinne Bailey Rae, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, Rick Astley and Bjorn Again. See website for details

Wed. 7th June - 1812 Firework Concert

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. 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. 01323 410611.

Wed. 7th & 10th June - Singing Workshops

Two fun and FREE Singing Workshops available for adults run by Vocal Explosion Choir. 7 June 1-3p.m. The Bridge, Priory Road, Hastings. 10 June 2-4p.m. Roomz, Western Road , St Leonards. NO NEED TO BOOK

Wed. 7th & 8th June Elite Sports Performance and Rehabilitation

At Excel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. Over two days, exhibitors, seminars and workshops will allow you to access a world of innovation and education, delivered by sports performance experts and rehabilitation practitioners.

Wed. 7th & 8th June - Twelfth Night

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Wed. 7.45pm. Thurs. 2pm. stripped-back Shakespeare. The actors, the audience, the text. Merely present their 2nd UK tour in association with The Production Exchange. 01323 412000.

Thurs. 8th - 10th June - South of England Show

At the South of England Showground, Ardingly, W. Sussex. RH17 6TL. Celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary showcasing the British countryside, food and drink and outdoor entertainment for the whole family. 9am 6.30pm.

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Make the most of your garden with Sussex Ponds and Gardens Whether you want to create a wildlife haven or a formal paved area with static or moving water, Sussex Ponds and Gardens can create the garden of your dreams! With over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of pond construction and hard landscaping they will follow your specifications to deliver you the garden of your dreams. Sussex Ponds and Gardens have established a great reputation and you are guaranteed a personal, reliable and professional service.

Thurs. 8th June - Gerry and the Pacemakers

At the Royall Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. It really is a wonderful show and like Gerry himself, continues to be in great demand all over the world. Gerry will be joined by Special Guest.. Top comedy entertainer…Mike Lancaster. £25.50. 01323 802020.

Thurs. 8th June - WWE NXT Live

At the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton at 7.30pm. See your favorite NXT Superstars live in action. 01273 290131.

Thurs. 8th June - Style Tribes: The Fashion of Sub Cultures

Fri. 9th - 24th June Photography Exhibition

At the Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF. T: 020 7407 8664 Discover 100 years of street style and subcultures, from early 20th century New York to 21st century Japan. At this talk to coincide with The World of Anna Sui exhibition, fashion writer Caroline Young explores the fashion, ideology and influence of youth movements.

Thurs. 8th June - Stewart Lee

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm. I laughed till it hurt.’ The Times. 01892 530613.

Unit 52, Vinehall Business Centre, Vinehall Road, Mountfield, Robertsbridge, E Sussex TN32 5JW. Moxy Child: Not So Grimm Tales. A selling exhibition of a series of digital art images inspired by well-known fairy tales. Photography demonstrations on Mon-Wed & Sat. Mon-Fri 10.30-5, Sat 10.30-1 Tel: 01424 575085

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Fri. 9th - 11th June - Chesterton’s Polo in the Park

At Hurlingham Park, Fulham, London SW6 3RH. From noon each day. The largest and most fun pol tournament in Europe with six cities from around the world competing over three days.

Fri. 9th - 11th June UK Summer Motorhome & Caravan Show

At the Kent Event Centre, Detling, near Maidstone. Admission £5 in advance / £7 on the gates (accompanied under 14’s free) Gates open 9.30am – 5pm Weekend camping £45 in advance / £55 on the gate (includes evening entertainment on Thursday, Friday & Saturday).

Fri. 9th June - Berliner Philharmoniker

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells at 6.30pm. Live Transmission. The final concert from the Berliner Philharmoniker Cinema Season offers an exciting and diverse programme under the baton of charismatic conductor Gustavo Dudamel. 01892 678678.

Fri. 9th June - Giacomo Balla: Designing the Future

At the Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF. Discover the work of Giacomo Balla (1871-1958), one of the undisputed masters of modern Italian art who embraced fashion and textiles in his work, at this free* talk to coincide with a major new exhibition on the artist at the Estorick Collection. T: 020 7407 8664.

Fri. 9th - 25th June South East Open Studios

At various locations in the South East. Almost 300 artists and crafts people open their doors to the public so visitors can see them at work in their own studios. Now in it’s 21st year. See main advertisement on page 54.

Fri. 9th & 10th June - Get Your Sparkle On

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Energy packed, vibrant Barbie tribute concert. Follow Barbie and her friends through an all singing and dancing adventure. Over 30 songs taken from all the most loved Barbie movies. All proceeds to Starlight Childrens foundation. 01323 802020. (amateur production).

Fri. 9th - 11th June -Big 7 Scooter Rally

At the Hop Farm Country Park, Beltring, near Paddock Wood. 10am through until 1am. Coming to The Hop Farm, the Big 7 Scooter Rally is a weekend of live bands, DJ’s, vintage scooters, hot food, custom show, market and more...... Camping available.For tickets and information visit:

Fri. 9th - 17th June - Special Rose Week

At Pashley Manor Gardens, near Ticehurst from 10am - 5pm. £10 entry. Over 100 varieties of rose in the gardens; rose talks with the Head Gardener and Peter Beales potted roses on sale. See www. or call 01580 200888 for more information.

Fri. 9th June - Johnny Cash Tribute Show

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. with Kevin Lovatt - Man in Black. Kevin is regarded as one of the best Johnny Cash tributes in the country today. His live performances with the JCT band recreate the sound and style of Cash as close as you will ever see. 01323 410611.

Fri. 9th - 11th June - Live Jazz

At The Grapevine, Conduit Hill, Rye, E. Sussex. 8pm. Three top Jazz musicians over 3 evenings. Free Entry. See main advert on page 41.

Fri. 9th June - Dominic Kirwan and Lisa Stanley

At The Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. One of Ireland’s greatest ever entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again in 2017 with a brand new show. Accompanying Dominic on the 2017 tour will be Lisa Stanley, one of Ireland’s top female vocalists and star of TV Channel Keep It Country’s ”The Lisa Stanley Show”. £22. 01323 412000.

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Fri. 9th June - Black is The Colour of My Voice/Soul Sessions

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.45pm. Direct from sellout performances in Shanghai, New York, Edinburgh and London’s St James Theatre, Apphia Campbell embarks on her debut UK tour. Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, ‘Black Is The Color Of My Voice’ follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the death of her father. £19.50. 01323 412000.

Fri. 9th & 10th June - The Alzheimers Show

At Olympia Central, London. Fri. 9.30am - 5pm. Sat. 9.30am - 4.30pm. The Alzheimer’s Show is your gateway to obtaining expert advice and support, enabling you to develop a broader understanding of the disease, as well as the help available. www.

Sat. 10th June The Colonel’s Review of Trooping the Colour

On Horse Guards Parade at 11am The Colonel’s Review of Trooping the Colour is held one week prior to the main event on Sat.17th. It is also HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Birthday and there will be a 41 Gun Salute by the KTRHA (time and location tbc) and by the HAC (62 guns) at Gun Wharf, Tower of London at 1300 hours.

Sat. 10th & 11th June - World Crazy Golf Championships

At Hastings Crazy Golf Course, Seafront, Hastings TN34 3AJ. Minigolf hopefuls worldwide are polishing their putters for this year’s World Crazy Golf Championships in June. There is a total prize fund of £4,500 up for grabs, and the two-day minigolf tournament is uniquely open to complete novices and top international players. The final round on Sunday will be contested amongst the top 18 players.

Sat. 10th June - Second Saturday Craft Fairs

At St. Barnabas Church, Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1JG. Monthly Arts, Crafts, Gifts & Produce Fairs. (And every 2nd Saturday each month). (Between Railway Station and Seafront) 10am - 3pm. FREE ENTRANCE

Sat. 10th June Imagination Nation Family Fun Day at Hastings Pier

On Hastings Pier 10am-5pm. A fun, active day providing stimulating, interactive entertainment for the under 5’s and their families.

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 01424 838350

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Sat. 10th June. – Pestalozzi Dog Dawdle

At Pestalozzi International Village, Sedlescombe. Arrive at 10.15pm for 11pm – 12am walk. Dog walkers and nature lovers can explore the beautiful estate. Free event. Please register here

Sat. 10th - 11th June - Nashville in Concert

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 2.30 & 7.30pm. Featuring Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio, Nashville in Concert will see the cast perform songs from the series as well as original material. The award-winning series chronicled the lives of fictitious country singers in Nashville, Tennessee and spawned a string of albums that have taken the country and soundtrack charts by storm. 0207 5898212.

There’s something for everyone this Summer at Michelham Priory - Step back to the 40s as Michelham Priory pays tribute to the war years with vehicle displays, activities and entertainment in June. 100 vintage cars return to the Priory for the Classic Car Show in July. Why not come and be an archaeologist for the day, learn circus skills or spend the day as a pirate or princess. Get close to nature on Wildlife Wednesday! In August the Sussex Guild are giving craft demonstrations along with the chance to buy from local artists. August also sees 2 outdoor theatre shows. Visit our website at for more details on events & booking tickets. Normal Admission applies.


ubox are a specialist retailer of outdoor living products in Kent. Based in the beautiful village of Woodchurch, near Ashford, we offer our customers great quality, great value and a superb service. We warmly welcome you to visit our showroom to view and try our wide ranges of top branded garden furniture, cane furniture, BBQs, pizza ovens, outdoor heaters and lots of other amazing products. Our ranges are constantly being updated meaning that there is always something new that should be of interest. And of course, FREE LOCAL DELIVERY is standard with your purchase. Qubox have a great reputation for offering the latest in style and innovation in outdoor living and are proud to have many satisfied customers, both locally and nationally. Feel free to come and browse, ask some advice, or get a free quote. Our friendly team are knowledgeable, very experienced and will ensure you get a great deal. Our full ranges are also available to purchase directly and securely from our website with free UK mainland delivery on all purchases. See our website

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Chelsea 2017

Exclusive Pictures

Alex Jones

Hillier Nurseries stand

M&S stand

2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, showcases new content and cutting-edge innovations. There were an exciting range of inspirational and thoughtprovoking gardens to be seen at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, once again featuring exhibits from the top garden designers.

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Rachel Riley & Pasha Kovalev

Judi Dench is presented with a rose named after her on the David Austin Roses Stand

Jennifer Saunders

Kelly Hoppen

Matt Baker Rachel de Thame

Chris Evans & Jo Whiley

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Ben Shephard and Annie Perks

Chris Evans, Jo Whiley, Anneka Rice and Jeremy Vine

Gemma Arterton and Hannah Arterton at Burncose Nurseries

The Zoe Ball Listening Garden

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Jeremy Vine in his Texture Garden

Sophie Raworth

Cerys Matthews

Joe Swift and Month Don

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The Morgan Stanley Garden by Chris Beardshaw (Silver Gilt)

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Jo Whiley and Anneka Rice

Wellington College Breaking Ground Garden (Gold)

Rosemary Shrager Floella Benjamin OBE

Mind Trap Garden (Gold)

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Anton Du Beke and Hannah Summers

The Jo Whiley Scent Garden

Zoe Hobbs and Brendan Cole

The Breast Cancer Now Garden: through the microscope The Silk Road, Chengdu Garden (Silver Gilt)

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Alan & Alison Titchmarsh Rotherview Nursery (Silver-Gilt) See page 18

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The M&G Investments Garden (Gold)

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall Welcome to Yorkshire Garden (Silver)

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ardens will be blossoming with colour as we drift through June, hopefully with more warm sunshine and just enough rain to keep those plants watered. All that sun and rain will quickly bring on strong prickly weeds and bramble growth. Bradleys the Tannery make a great range of gloves for men and women, including these leather anti-bramble gauntlets, strong and sturdy to protect your hands and forearms from all those prickles – great for pruning roses too! For all other gardening jobs, their lighter weight suede gauntlet gloves in different sizes and colours are ideal. Involve younger members of the family in making paper pots out of old newspapers using Creamore Mill’s Paper Pot Press made from sustainable timber before filling with compost and seeds. Identify your plants with extra wide

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seed labels that accommodate larger writing, making them easier to read without having to bend over. Being compostable, they save the job of sifting out otherwise plastic labels from your compost heap! When vegetable and flower seedlings are ready to plant out, they can be left in their paper pots to avoid root disturbance and put straight into the ground. Plant growth is unchecked because the newspaper decomposes as the plant grows. For bigger projects, Creamore Mill’s oak seed tray dibbers with turned pegs spaced 5cm apart can be used not only for drilling holes but also to rake out drills for sowing rows of small seeds making large volume sowing quicker. They will work in both standard seed trays and half-size seed trays. The flat back of the dibber lends itself to tamping down the compost over the sown seeds afterwards.

Creamore Mill’s oiled beech stakes are wound with 10 metres of natural jute twine to mark out straight lines, perfect for planting out seedling rows in the garden or defining beds and edging lawns. It’s also time to tie back rampant climbers; the Mill also produces a turned oak stand featuring a nifty cutter in the bishop’s head to cut jute twine. At the end of a hard day in the garden, kick off your wellies and store them upside down on Creamore Mill’s oak boot stands with turned tapered pegs and beaded caps - they will grace the entrance of your home and naturally weather over time. Paula Williams, Founder of BRITISH design BRITISH made, 64 High Street, Battle, TN33 0AG, helping you to buy British.

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Art, Antiques, Collectables Sat. 10th June Status Quo Tribute Show

At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. Quo-incidence are an authentic UK tribute to the legendary rockers, and have gigged all the country, faithfully re-creating the distinct ‘QUO’ sound. 01323 410611.

Sat. 10th June - TED x Royal Tunbridge Wells

At The Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 2pm. TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells is thrilled to bring the theme “Discovery” Unforgettable experiences with speakers sharing their big ideas on stage. Live speakers and videos combine to spark deep discussion and connection. From £15. 01892 530613.

Sat. 10th June - Classical Concert

At the Chaplin Theatre, Vinehall School, Robertsbridge with Callum Smart (Violin) and Richard Uttley (Piano). Works by Porkofiev, Poulenc, Brahms, Debussy and Saint-Saens. 01580 883092.

Sat. 10th June The Remains of Tom Lehrer

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.45pm. Following sellout shows in London’s West End, award-winning musical comedian Adam Kay presents his take on the legendary songbook of Tom Lehrer. £19.50. 01323 412000.

Sun. 11th June Kool and the Gang

At the Indigo at the 02, at 7pm. Kool & The Gang has performed continuously for the past 45 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their bulletproof funk and tough, jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time. 0844 856 0202.

Sun. 11th June - The Len Phillips Big Band with Len Goodman

Sat. 10th June - Exhibition Tour

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Join a member of the De La Warr Pavilion team as they share their perspective on Simon Patterson’s exhibition, Safari: an exhibition as expedition. Ground Floor Gallery. Starts 3pm. Approximately 20–30 minutes. 01424 229111.

Sat. 10th June - NT Encore Peter Pan

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea at 2pm. A recorded performance of this classic family tale screens at the DLWP auditorium. All children, except one, grow up…Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s

much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre 01424 229111.

Sat. 10th June - The Elvis Years

At the Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne. 3pm. The Len Phillips Big Band are back in Eastbourne this June and this year they will be joined by Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman for a celebration of the music from the Palais, Ballroom and Dance Hall days.

At The White Rock Theatre, Hastings. Celebrating 10 years on the road this year, The Elvis Years is an outstanding musical production which brings to the stage the incredible and compelling story of the ‘king of rock and roll’ - Elvis Presley. 7.30pm. 01424 462288.

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10th June - 1st July - ROLAND JARVIS A Retrospective Exhibition Of Paintings

A completely new exhibition with large and small examples of his work.

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Food & Drink Sun. 11th June - Anastacia

At Concert Hall, Brighton. 7.30pm. Pop legend Anastacia the mega voice behind massive hits including I’m Outta Love and Left Outside Alone has announced a 2017 UK Tour, climaxing with a performance at Brighton Dome. 01273 709709.

Sun. 11th June Pam Ann - Touch Trolley Run To Galley

At the Theatre Royal Brighton at 8pm. The A-List queen of the skies, plans to land the Louboutin’s on international turf and hit the tarmac running, with her celebratory 20th anniversary UK tour. 0844 871 7615.

Sun. 11th June - Otis Gibbs from Nashville Tennessee

At the Old Chapel, Alfriston at 7.30pm. His songs get compered to Steve Earle’s as well as to those of Woody Guthrie, Billy Bragg and Bruce Springsteen. Tickets £16.50 from 01323 841414.

Sun. 11th June - NT Encore Peter Pan

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 3pm & 7pm. Recorded Live Transmission All children, except one, grow up…Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer. 01892 678678.

Mon. 12th June - Tales for Toddlers

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Activities nurture creativity, communication and confidence in children 18 months to 5 years, and their parents and carers. Choice of two sessions: Session 1: 10.15 – 11am Session 2: 11.15am – 12noon. 01424 229111.

Mon. 12th - 18th June - People, Object, Place

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. A display of work from a project exploring the heritage of migration, developed and curated by students. 01424 229111.

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8:00-11:30am Wednesday- Saturday

Friday Pizza night

5:00-9:00pm every week, freshly handmade and baked in our wood fired pizza oven Delicious traditionally cooked pizza from £5.00

Come along to our monthly quiz and supper night only £6.50 Why not try our range of homemade gourmet burgers from £6.00 Including our famous Mighty Cross

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Tues. 13th - 17th June - Trespass

At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Eves 7.45, Thurs & Sat Mats 2.30pm. In Trespass, Emlyn Williams presents a ghost story which explores some unusual aspects of the supernatural, however be warned, this production may well have you looking carefully around your bedroom before you reach out for the light switch ‌. 01323 412000.

Tues. 13th - 17th June - Mikado

At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Eves: 7.45pm. Thurs. and Sat. Mats. 2.30pm. Gilbert and Sullivan at the height of their creative genius, take us to the far away land of Titipu, where their penchant for poking fun at British Institutions combined with their inherent humour and timeless tunefulness make for, arguably, the most popular opera ever written. 0844 871 7615.

Tues. 13th June - Drone Racing League

At Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London. 7pm. The Allianz World

Championship. The Drone Racing League is the premier professional drone racing circuit, featuring the best pilots in the world flying high performance drones flying on a one-of-a-kind 3-dimensional race course that weaves throughout the entire Palace.

Wed. 14th June Kool and the Gang

At the Concert Hall, Kings Road, Brighton. Kool & The Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations. 01273 709709.

Wed. 14th & 15th June Household Division Beating Retreat

At Horseguards Parade, London at 8pm. Tickets from Ticketmaster.

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Wed. 14th - 18th June - Taste of London

The world’s greatest restaurant festival, Taste of London, returns to The Regent’s Park from 14 – 18 June 2017, for five days of summer food and fun. Taste incredible signature dishes from London’s hottest restaurants, see top chefs put their individual twists on summer dishes in live demonstrations, get hands-on with interactive masterclasses, indulge in champagne, wine and whiskey tastings and sample unique ingredients and products amongst the producers market. For further information and to book tickets visit the Taste of London website.

Wed. 14th June - Joaquin Sabina

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. Following a triumphant career spanning over 50 years, singer, songwriter and poet Joaquín Sabina has established himself as a icon across Central, South America and Spain. 0207 589 8212.

Thurs. 15th June - Idina Menzel

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. The singer has had a diverse career that has seen her perform the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIX, sing the Oscar-winning Let It Go in Disney’s Frozen, as well as release five acclaimed studio albums, including 2016’s idina. This tour will see Menzel lead audiences through a special journey of songs from her eponymous fifth album, as well as other classic pop, musical theatre favourites and picks from her own personal catalogue. 0207 5898212.

Thurs. 15th June - Robertsbridge Jazz Club Andy Williams (Jazz Guitarist) With The Ted Beament Trio

At Robertsbridge Village Hall, 8pm - 10.30pm. Tickets £10 on the door or £8 in advance from Judges Bakery, Robertsbridge. Information at 01580 880274 or facebook.

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Thurs. 15th June From the Jam and Secret Affair - Mod Special

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. From The Jam featuring Bruce Foxton, original Jam member along with Russell Hastings will be performing all the Jam’s greatest hits expect to hear. 01424 462288.

Thurs. 15th June - 00 and His 7

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 8pm. The London Ballet Company return with their new show direct from London theatres. Embrace the dangerous world of everyone’s favourite spy in their take on James Bond with their production, 00 And His 7. 01892 678678.

Thurs. 15th June - National Landlord Investment Show

At Olympia Conference Centre, London. Join landlords, investors, management companies, property professionals, letting/estate agents, local councils and others. www.

Thurs. 15th June - Think Floyd

At the Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne. 8pm. £23. Pink Floyd tribute act. 01323 412000.

Thurs. 15th June - Kevin and Karen

At the Concert Hall, Brighton. Strictly Sweethearts Kevin and Karen Clifton tour the UK for the first time. 01273 709709.

Thurs. 15th & 16th June - David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy

At the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 5pm. For ages 7+. A David Walliams’ bestseller: Follow Joe as he becomes the richest boy in the world. 01323 802020.

Thurs. 15th June - PechaKucha Night 20×20

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7pm. A panel of inspiring speakers will show 20 images, each for 20 seconds, and present their ideas in just 6 minutes and 40 seconds! 01424 229111.

Fri. 16th June - Lets Hang On

At the Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Their story. . . their music. . . their sound. . . is all wrapped up in one remarkable production that moved Frankie Valli to say “you guys are dynamite”. 01323 412000.

Birthday Celebrations at The Grapevine Rye The Grapevine, Rye recently held a 70’s Glam Rock evening to celebrate two years of The Grapevine and one year at the Conduit Hill location. Guests enjoyed entertainment from Mick Bolton and The Bling Crosbies. See facing page for full details of the upcoming entertainment at The Grapevine.

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Fri. 16th - 25th June - Much Ado About Nothing

At Half House Farm, Three Oaks, near Westfield. Open air theatre from Bowler Crab Productions. Evening and matinee performances. See main advertisement on page 53.

Fri. 16th - 18th June - Joy Festival

At Groombridge Place, near T. Wells. An innovative, eclectic and unique festival bringing together the latest trends in shopping, gastronomy and lifestyle with live music. See main advertisement on page 55.

Fri. 16th June - Live Jazz

At The Grapevine, Conduit Hill, Rye, E. Sussex. 8pm. Three top Jazz musicians over 3 evenings. Free Entry. See main advert on page 41.

Fri. 16th & 17th June - The Autism Show

At Excel, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. The national event for autism (including Asperger syndrome. http://london.

Fri. 16th June - Hell Fire Comedy Club

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings in the Sussex Studio at 8pm.

Fri. 16th June - Jersey Boys Tribute Show

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. 01323 410611.

Fri. 16th & 17th June - Save our Theatre

At the Stables Theatre, The Bourne, Hastings. Performed by Dance Moves School of Performing Arts. Written, choreographed and produced by Viv Wormley-Healing. 01424 423221.

Fri. 16th June - Barn Dance

At Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, near Maidstone, Kent. Come along to the Big Top for a Barn Dance, with music from Licence to Ceilidh. Join in with the fun, ride a rodeo bull and enjoy a hog roast. Doors open at 7.30pm with Licence to Ceilidh performing from 8pm. 01622 763936.

Fri. 16th June - Chas and Dave

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

A Friendly Country Inn for Drinking and Dining The Ostrich, Station Road, Robertsbridge, E. Sussex TN32 5DG Tel: 01580 881737 Open: 12 noon - 11pm


very village deserves a good neighbourhood pub which brings together the local community, but few match The Ostrich, which offers simple, well-executed dishes at sensible prices in a friendly and traditional setting. Food served daily 12-3pm and 6-9pm. Their summer menu is now in full swing and roasts are back by popular demand.

SUNDAY ROASTS: Booking is still advised for their

Sunday Roast priced at just £8.50. SERVED 12-4pm. Situated a stone’s throw from the mainline station of Robertsbridge and within easy reach of Bateman’s, Great Dixter, Bodiam Castle and Scotney Castle, The Ostrich offers a range of facilities including: bed and breakfast accommodation, free function room hire, a large car park and a unique tropical garden! It also serves a selection of French, Spanish and Italian wines available by the glass or bottle, real ales and bar snacks. Tony & Rosemary Robins welcome all visitors to their Victorian freehouse. Live Music Jam Nights: Held every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7.30pm. Open to all musicians. Strange instruments very welcome. (No Electric) The Ostrich also hosts Dementia Supper Clubs SE - 42 -

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Fri. 16th June - Richard Durrant & Ismael Ledesma

At the Trrinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells at 8pm. A South American Guitar and Harp Spectacular. This concert is a chance to witness a unique collaboration by two instrumental stars performing a riveting combination of virtuoso solos and duets both original and from Paraguay. 01892 678678.

Fri. 16th - 17th June - Space Spectacular

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 2.30 & 7.30pm. A voyage through a galaxy of favourite music from deep space and beyond, with lights, lasers and indoor fireworks. Space Spectacular will feature works by Holst, Strauss and John Williams. 0207 589 8212.


At King Charles Church Hall, 3 Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TA. 10.30am to 4pm, Two rooms full of vintage fashion from 1920s to 1980s (womenswear, menswear, accessories), antique/costume jewellery, vintage home-ware and furniture, French brocante, original records. Carefully picked traders from all over the South East and London. Amazing items at affordable prices. Entry £1 (under 16s free). Visit Facebook events page @squirrelvintage for details.

Sat. 17th - 18th June 1066 Cycling Festival

Sat 17th at The Stade Open Space (2-6pm) The Source and Bottle Alley (7pm-late). Sunday 18th at The De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill (11am-3pm). Treasure hunt along the seafront, Dr Bike, learn to ride, Source demo displays, adapted and balance bikes, cycle jumble sale, Bottle Alley Bike Bomb races, local bike rides, the first Hastings Sportive, decorating your bike and a bicycle stunt team! whats-on/1066-cycling-festival

We booked our table for fathers’ day at Callenders Restaurant in Hailsham today. We were in Hailsham doing the shopping and popped in for some lunch. When we saw the Fathers’ day menu we booked it immediately. Almost everyone loves a roast on a Sunday, and for those who don’t, there’s a whole selection of fabulous specials. I love the fresh salads, served with a portion of saute potatoes and a cool glass of pinot, perfect. If dad fancies something special there’s a great choice of steaks, fresh fish and wild local game, with a pint or two of good beer. Of course the kids love the home-made pure beef burger, topped with bacon and melted cheese and served with Callenders’ fab triple cooked, hand cut chips. And with a good vegetarian and vegan choice and a gluten free selection too, I’d say there’s something for everyone.

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Sat. 17th June - Heatwave

At the Winter Garden Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. 70s dance music legends Heatwave present the definitive boogie night performing their No1 hits Mind Blowing Decisions, Gangsters of the Groove, Always and Forever and, of course, Boogie Nights. £25. 01323 412000.

Sat. 17th June - Lionel Richie Tribute Show

At the Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. Hamilton Browne is without doubt, one of the most popular Tribute Artists around” today. His uncanny resemblance to one of the most resilient Legends of Motown LIONEL RICHIE is second to none. 01323 410611.

Sat. 17th June - The Queen’s Birthday Parade Trooping The Colour

At Horse Guards Parade. The Colour will be trooped by 1st. Battalion Irish Guards. No tickets are required to view the processions in The Mall. Events begin at approximately 10am. The Queen’s Birthday Parade is also broadcast live on BBC television in the UK with the fly-past at 1pm. 41 Gun Salute by the KTRHA in Green Park at 12.52pm and by the HAC (62 guns) at Gun Wharf, Tower of London at 1.00pm.

Sat. 17th & 18th June - 20th Century Decorative Arts Fair

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Style1900 are proud to present the second Decorative Arts fair to be staged at the pavilion this century! 10am–4pm. Featuring around 30 leading specialist dealers in Art Deco, Art Nouveau and the Arts & Crafts movement selling furniture, lighting, paintings, pictures & posters, glass & ceramics, metalwork, mirrors, jewellery & handbags. £5 on the door. See page 33.

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Sat. 17th & 18th June Country Fair and Classic Vehicle Show

At Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, near Maidstone, Kent. Learn how to groom and feed the animals. Watch various displays across the site and have a go at the tractor driving course. Peruse the stalls selling local produce and see the Classic Vehicles. 01622 763936.

Sat. 17th June - Zulu Tradition

At the Old Chapel, Alfriston at 7.30pm. From Durban in KwaZulu Natal, ZULU Tradition. A company of young Zulu singers and dancers who rekindlle their culture and heritage and deliver a heady mix of African harmonies with drum-rhythms and high-energy, athletic dance. “Ladysmith Black Mambazo with high kicks!” Seats 17.50 (U15 £13.50) from 01323 841414.

Sat. 17th June - Exhibition Tour

At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Free, booking recommended. Join a member of the De La Warr Pavilion team as they share their perspective on Simon Patterson’s exhibition, Safari: an exhibition as expedition. Ground Floor Gallery. Starts 3pm. Approx. 20–30 minutes.

Sat. 17th June - Richie Blackmore’s Rainbow

At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6pm. In the main arena joining headliners Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow will be legendary British glam rock giants Sweet. 0844 856 0202.

Sat. 17th June - Night of 100 Voices

At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. 7.30pm. From Dead Ringers, Newzoids and the Impressions Show, TV’s Debra Stephenson invites you to join her for a night of live music and comedy entertainment in her show Night of 100 Voices. £20.

Sat. 17th & 18th June - Antiques & Collectors Fair

At the Kent Event Centre, Detling, near Maidstone. The Detling, Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fairs takes place four times a year and features everything from rustic country chic to retro style.

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Sat. 17th June - Comedy Cafe

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Three top stand up, comedians and compere. 8pm. 01892 678678.

Sun. 18th June - aPIERtite Street Food Festival

On Hastings Pier. 10am-7pm. This is a two-day festival giving local street food traders the opportunity to showcase wonderful street food from around the globe! We will have a wide variety of foods including vegetarian and vegan.

Sat. 17th & 18th June - World War II Weekend

At Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, near Hailsham BN27 3QS. Step back in time to the 1940s as Michelham Priory pays tribute to the war years with displays, activities and entertainment. Discover the role Michelham played during World War II when it hosted evacuees and visit the display gallery in the main house. 01323 844224.

Sun.18th June - POLO - Cartier Queen’s Cup Finals 2017

Guards Polo Club, Smith’s Lawn, Windsor Great Park, Egham, Surrey. TW20 0HP. Attracting the biggest names in the game and their impressive pony power. The final on Sunday 18 June attracts polo fans plus an impressive, big name guest list from title sponsor Cartier. Historically attended by HM The Queen, who first presented this coveted trophy to Guards Polo Club in 1960, this is the one polo final of 2017 that you cannot afford to miss.

Sun. 18th June - The Magnificent 7, The Great Escape & More

At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 6pm. In the history of film music, Elmer Bernstein is among the iconic and the legendary. To mark what would have been his 95th birthday, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra present the European premiere of a very special concert celebrating Elmer’s life through stories and music, narrated and conducted by his son, Peter Bernstein, and hosted by Hollywood legend John Landis. 0207 589 8212.

Sun.18th June - Austin Seven Rally and Barbecue

At Bewl Water, near Lamberhurst, Kent. Open to pre-1972 cars, commercials and motorbikes, the rally offers a fantastic opportunity to see some of the finest examples of these classics in the area. There will also be an opportunity to discuss, purchase and examine a range of spare parts at the auto jumble. 01892 890 000.

Sun. 18th June - OM International Yoga Day

At Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London. A full day of free yoga celebrating international Yoga Day.

Sun. 18th June - Vintage Car Rally

At The Rare Breeds Centre, Highlands Farm, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3RJ. Tel: 01233 861 493. You can meet with other likeminded classic vehicle enthusiasts and enjoy parades, competitions and a fun-packed day out. We are again inviting a large selection of classic, vintage and veteran vehicles including steam traction engines, buses and tractors for our visitors and exhibitors to admire.

Sun. 18th June - Alice Through the Looking Glass

At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 2.30pm. Quantum Theatre presents a magical new adaptation of the classic tale. 01892 678678. Mon. 19th June - Wedding presents of the Italian Renaissance At the Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings TN34 2SA, 2.30 p.m. In the Italian Renaissance arranged marriage was the norm, but the fiction of romantic love shows in the painting on traditional storage chests and is brought to life by examples of the bride’s jewels, mirrors and toiletries. Lecture run by The Arts Society Rother Valley. Visitors welcome (entrance £7). Enquiries: Kay 01424 775257 Mon. 19th June - Paramore At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. Grammy Award-winning rock group Paramore take to the Royal Albert Hall stage as part of their newly-announced European tour, celebrating the band’s first new album in four years, After Laughter. 0207 589 8212. Mon. 19th June - Michael McIntyre (Work in Progress) At the Theatre Royal Brighton. 8pm. Trying out new material prior to his third and biggest UK arena tour to date. 0844 8717615.

The White Hart, Catsfield A traditional village Bar & Restaurant The White Hart is well known for it’s traditional home cooked food and amazing atmosphere whenever you visit. It is one of the few pubs in the area which has a dog friendly bar, and makes an ideal stopping off point when you are out enjoying the Sussex countryside. If you are planning a night out with friends, discover the new facilities at The White Hart.

Food Served

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Tues. 20th & 21st also 29th & 30th June - Celine Dion At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6pm. The CÉLINE DION LIVE 2017 Tour will feature an array of smash hits from her incredible 30 year career in music, which has produced over 250 million album sales. 0844 8560202. Tues. 20th & 21st June The Scarecrows Wedding At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Tuesday 1.30pm & 4.30pm. Wednesday 10.30am & 1.30pm. £12. 01323 412000.

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Tues. 20th - 25th June - Coming to Life Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Exhibition by Bonnita Moaby. Colourful water colour paintings, ink illustrations and graphite portraits. 01892 678678. Tues. 20th June - RPO Tchaikovsky Gala At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. Experience the passion, magic and drama of Tchaikovsky in a concert brimming full with some of his most celebrated and romantic works, including the incomparable Piano Concerto No.1, performed by the young and internationally acclaimed Swiss-Canadian pianist Teo Gheorghiu. 0207 589 8212. Tues. 20th - 24th June - Royal Ascot At Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £6.58milllion in prize money. The eighteen Group races, eight of them in Group One, have made legends of the finest thoroughbreds. Wed. 21st - 24th June - House and Garden Festival At Olympia Grand Hall, London. Spirit of Summer - offering an eclectic mix of independent boutiques and designer makers selected by House & Garden, it will host the best in lifestyle. From summer accessories, fashion, jewellery and children’s clothing, as well as original gifts, interiors and gardening plus a collection of the country’s finest artisan food and drink. www. Wed. 21st - 23rd June - Kraftwerk At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.45pm. Electro pioneers Kraftwerk bring their immersive 3D multimedia concert to the Royal Albert Hall for the last two nights of their 2017 UK tour. 0207 589 8212. Wed. 21st - 25th June - Gangsta Granny At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells. Live on Stage! It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There

will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! Evening and matinee performances. 01892 530613. Thurs. 22nd June - Fashion Conversations: GOAT Founder Jane Lewis At the Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF. 6-8pm. At Hear what it takes to launch and sustain a truly British fashion brand in the 21st century at this talk to coincide with The World of Anna Sui exhibition. GOAT is a London-based womenswear brand founded by Jane Lewis in 2001. Started as a collection of cashmere pieces – hence the name ‘goat’ – the brand has developed into a complete ready-towear range found in over 50 stockists. T: 020 7407 8664. Thurs. 22nd - 25th June - The Derby At Epsom Downs, Surrey, KT18 5LQ. The vibrant atmosphere, roaring laughter and thundering hooves of top quality racing are what make the Investec Derby Festival an unmistakably British event and The Greatest Summer Celebration. See Thurs. 22nd June - Dreamboys At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. Adult review. 01424 462288. Thurs. 22nd June - NT Live: Salome At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7pm. Live Transmission. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. 01892 678678.

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Fashion & Leisure In their fabulous boutique in Heathfield, HALO has everything you need to look great this summer. The brands stocked have been specially selected by the owner Sandra Hunnisett, as each offers something a little different. BRAKEBURN for example is a British lifestyle brand, based in Poole, Dorset. They use great quality cotton and specialise in very wearable daywear with a laidback, slightly sporty edge. Contrasting with this is another British brand; PAPERDOLLS. This brand excels at pretty, feminine dresses and is the go-to brand if you are looking for a dress to wear to a wedding, the races or other special event. Alongside the many different clothing brands, which cater for a wide range of ages, HALO has a lovely selection of fashion jewellery. In addition to this there are two ranges of silver jewellery both handmade locally. Fi Mehra’s beautiful designs include hearts, angel wings & flowers whilst Mousie Murray brings antique spoons back to life in stunning rings & necklaces. If that wasn’t enough HALO also has fabulously unusual and inexpensive gifts plus of course bags, scarves and lots of summer footwear. So what are you waiting for? Make sure you pay Halo a visit soon, you won’t be disappointed.

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Bexhill Carnival 2017 ‘A Tribute to Disney’ Bexhill Carnival is one of the oldest and most prestigious events that takes place in the town every year. Offering a week of events at the end of July, the carnival procession concludes the week with over 35,000 people watching or taking part in the event. During the week, thanks to our main sponsors Hastings Direct, we are able to provide the event for free for the community to attend. The week starts on the 24th July 2017 with a Walking Football Tournament with other events throughout the week including Commando Fitness Workplace Challenge, A dog show, Boot Sale, leading up to Party in the Park (tickets required) on Friday night – a concert with local bands and this year FX tribute band from London with acts including Queen, The Jersey Boys and others. The finale to the week is the procession on Saturday 29th, where community groups, schools, colleges and local business will parade throughout the town on the theme of ‘A tribute to Disney’. The procession starts in Sidley at 1pm and will end at the Polegrove at 3.30pm. All carnival event updates can be found at www. or follow us on Facebook. The ultimate aim of the carnival is to provide a week of free community events, whilst support three local charities every year. If you do see one of our collection buckets please give generous as we support the community we serve.

Angry Whelk Seafood is a newly established fish and seafood shop in Bexhill-On-Sea. Our aim is to provide high quality fresh fish and seafood to our customers at a competitive price. Our fishmonger visits the market twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays so if there is something you require that’s not already on the counter let us know by Monday or Thursday and we will endeavour to source it for you. Can’t see what you want in the counter? No problem... we will endeavour to source whatever you require from anchovies to eels and exotics to live crabs and lobsters. We specialise in seafood platters made to order with any kind of seafood or fresh fish that you require.

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Motorcycles, Music and stunning stunts make this years’ BEXHILL MotoFest on July 30th one of the biggest and best FREE to attend FAMILY FRIENDLY motorcycle festivals in the South East. Over the past four years BEXHILL MotoFest has built a reputation for bringing surprises to the family crowds. From Live Motogymkhana to Mini Moto Racing and last years fantastic music fest every year is definitely different and this year is no exception. Set against the seaside backdrop of the iconic art deco De La Warr Pavilion BEXHILL MotoFest 2017 is bigger and better than ever. For 2017 BEXHILL MotoFest have teamed up with Swinton Insurance to bring Spectacular stunts for the whole family to the De la Warr car park with Motorcycle stunts International and Stunted Reality, a Zona Italia for fantastic food and exotic motorcycles. A Harley Cavalcade

Thurs. 22nd June - Ed Sheeran At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. Global superstar Ed Sheeran will be joining in The O2’s 10th Birthday celebrations with an extra show on top of his sell-out worldwide 2017 tour. 0844 8560202. Thurs. 22nd June - Hello Again - Neil Diamond At the Theatre Royal Brighton. 7.30pm. Evocative imagery, video and narration enhance the magic as Hello Again Neil Diamond takes you on a musical journey through the star’s glittering 50 year career.0844 871 7615. Thurs. 22nd June - NT Live: Salome At the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 7pm. Yaël Farber’s radical retelling of the classic tale. Broadcast live on to the big screen in the auditorium. 01424 229111.

and a Goldwing Cavalcade will be hitting town at about 10.30am – The Ride to the Music festival on the sea front terrace of the De La Warr Pavilion is headlined this year by STONED – probably the best Rolling Stones tribute band in the southeast as well as lots of other music from classic Rock n Roll, to Blues and pop / rock anthems. It’s a great day out for the whole family. There will also be traders and exhibitors from all aspects of the motorcycle industry as well as a family funfair and unique RIDE THE FUTURE electric bike exhibition. Bikes will be display parked throughout the town and a wide range of food and refreshments will be available from over 50 Cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars. BEXHILL MotoFest - SUNDAY July 30th 2017 – De Warr Pavilion Car park and throughout Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex TN40 1DP For further information visit

Fri. 23rd & 24th June - Jamiroquai At the 02 Arena, Docklands, London. 6.30pm. Electronic Dance & Funk Superstars Jamiroquai are back for the first time in 7 years. 0844 8560202. Fri. 23rd June - Great Expectations At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7.30pm. Adapted and directed by Michael Whitmore, this lively new production delivers a fun, pacey and accessible version of the Dickens original whilst retaining all the high drama, largerthan-life characters. 01892 678678. Fri. 23rd June - Food and Music Festival The inaugural Food and Drink Festival in Bexhill is located on the sea front lawns against the De La Warr Pavilion. Local food including a food marketing and street food, a feast of entertainment including rides for the younger visitors, live music, speciality drinks and a craft beer bar.

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Fri. 23rd June - 1st July - International Tennis At Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. Seven of the world’s Top Ten WTA women players and a hat-trick of British men will join the star studded player line up at this summer’s Aegon International Eastbourne. The seaside grass courts of Devonshire Park will see the comeback of the ATP World Tour event for the first time in three years as world class women’s and men’s tennis returns to the south coast. Fri. 23rd June - The Drawtones At the Stables Theatre, The Bourne, Hastings. 8pm. Featuring maestro saxophonist Derek Nash (Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra). Tickets £15. 01424 423221.

Fri. 23rd - 25th June - Live Jazz At The Grapevine, Conduit Hill, Rye, E. Sussex. 8pm. Three top Jazz musicians over 3 evenings. Free Entry. See main advert on page 41. Fri. 23rd June - Half Way to Paradise At The Theatre Royal Brighton. 7.30pm. ‘A precise and accurate time machine - great 60s night out!’ The Stage. 0844 871 7615. Fri. 23rd June - Beach Boys Tribute Show At The Eastbourne Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm with The Beached Boys. 01323 410611. Fri. 23rd June - The Beach Boys Story At The White Rock Theatre, Hastings at 7.30pm. If you like the Beach Boys songs, you will love this band! 01424 462288.

Hooe’s Old Motor Club holds its 48th Vintage Car Show & Concours D’elegance on Sunday, August 6th, 2017 This show, which supports local charities, has a free car park, auto related trade and other stands plus refreshments. Musical entertainment is provided by Hooe Village Silver Band. The arena events include parades and informed commentary on the classes of cars, motor cycles and commercial vehicles from pre 1905 up to 1970 plus the ever popular Lady and Vehicle Concours. If you have an interesting or historic vehicle that you would like to show, please contact the secretary, Mr J Bishop 01323 843202 or Ron Wanmer on 01323 840346. For further details:

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Artists open their doors this June South East Open Studios, is now in its 21st year, and is a wellestablished highlight of the cultural calendar. Celebrating outstanding local art, the South East Open Studios event will run from 9th - 25th June 2017. With over 300 artists across the south east opening their doors to welcome members of the public, SEOS gives everyone the chance to go behind the scenes of the world of art and discover something new. Visitors will have the chance to browse a wide range of media, including traditional oils and watercolours, ceramics, textiles, photography, fine metalwork, digital and mixed media, glassware, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, woodwork and more. You’re guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome – and it’s all completely free! When? 9th -25th June, 7 days a week, 10am-5pm. Not all artists exhibit every day, so check your guidebook or visit www.seos-art. org for details.

Pestalozzi is hosting its first Cavalcade of Transport on the Pestalozzi estate in Sedlescombe. There will be a wide selection of vintage cars, commercial vehicles and motorbikes dating from 1925 to the present day. As well as the cars, there will be many other exciting attractions for a fun family day out, including a selection of food stalls and drink tents, local band Loose Ends UnTied will be performing and there will be children’s entertainment and performances throughout the day from various groups. Tickets are £5 and under 12’s go free. We look forward to seeing you there! For further details call 01424 870444, visit or email If you’re interested in exhibiting your vehicle, please get in touch to see if there are any plots still available. This event is organised by and in aid of Pestalozzi International Village Trust.

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Don’t miss the Rudes!

The very popular Rude Mechanical Theatre will be touring the region again this summer with a brand new play, The Commercial Traveller, set in 1924 London. Funny and romantic it demonstrates the gritty determination to overcome an apparently unassailable problem through absolute love. Details -

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Sat. 24th June - Alice in Wonderland At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. 7.30pm. Basing his ballet on Lewis Carroll’s much-loved children’s books, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Ballet Theatre UK’s Artistic Director Christopher Moore has created a captivating piece, brimming with wit, humour and charm. £10 to £17. 01323 802020. Sat. 24th June - The ELO Experience At The Theatre Royal Brighton. 7.30pm. The ELO Experience are the world’s foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. 0844 871 7615. Sat. 24th June - Prem Rawat WOPG At The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton. 7.30pm. Prem Rawat is an internationally renowned speaker who presents a fascinating and practical perspective about “Understanding the business of life’. Having inspired and helped millions of people around the world, Prem asks the question “What does real success and happiness actually look like?” £25.00. 01273 290131. Sat. 24th - 25th June - West End Live At Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London. (From 11am) West End LIVE features live stage performances from many of London’s most celebrated West End Musicals, stage schools, community groups, live bands, alongside interactive marquee content hosted by some of London’s most popular museums, galleries and cultural institutions. See

Sat. 24th & 25th June - Photographic Exhibition At Battle Memorial Hall, High Street, Battle. Between 10am and 5pm. (4pm Sun). Free entry. Refreshments on sale.

Sat. 24th & 25th June - Jackson Browne At The Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. Jackson Browne’s introspective, emotive lyrics brought him to the forefront of America’s folk-rock scene in the 1970s. 0207 589 8212. Sat. 24th June - Vintage Lifestyle Fair At The De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. 01424 229111. Sat. 24th & 25th June - Rye Spice Tasting At The Rye Spice Co. Harbour Road, Rye. 12 noon to 3pm. See main advertisement on page 40. Sat. 24th June - Robbie Williams Tribute Show At The Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. with Paul Reason and His Band. The UK’s Official Number 1 Robbie Williams Tribute. 01323 410611. Sat. 24th June - Exhibition Tour At The De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea. Join a member of the De La Warr Pavilion team as they share their perspective on Simon Patterson’s exhibition, Safari: an exhibition as expedition. Ground Floor Gallery. Starts 3pm. Approximately 20–30 minutes. 01424 229111. Sat. 24th - 25th June - Hevers Home Front At Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge, Kent. Discover what life and work was like during the Second World War in our Hever’s Home Front event. Visit the tea dance tent, explore vintage stalls and learn to swingdance. Come in 1940s dress and round the day off with a traditional afternoon tea. 01732 865224 Sat. 24th - 25th June - Just Dance At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. Performed by SJ School of Dance Academy. Established in 2006 teaching lyrical, tap, hip hop, modern and musical theatre to children from the age of six years. 01892 750 051. Sun. 25th June - Welcome to Summer At Bewl Water, near Lamberhurst, Kent. At Bewl Water we want to celebrate the arrival of summer with a big outdoor party! 11am to 6pm for a fun filled day in this beautiful country park. There will be something for the whole family including - Pedalos and rowing boats, Cruises, 45 Foot inflatable obstacle course, Bouncy Castle, Mini Ranger Cars, BBQ selling tasty hot dogs and burgers and lots more.

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Mon. 26th June - Good Planting and Miniature Hurdle Making At Great Dixter, Northiam, East Sussex. From 10am. Two courses running separately during the day. Call 01797 252878 (Good Planting) or 01797 254048. (Hurdle making). Mon. 26th June - 2nd July - The Art and Antiques Fair Olympia At Olympia National Hall, London. Celebrating its 45th edition, The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia showcases 160 of the world’s leading specialist dealers. Discover a diversity of periods and styles crossing a variety of disciplines including furniture, clocks, ceramics and glass to jewellery, textiles, sculpture and art. Mon. 26th June - Hever in Bloom At Hever Castle, near Edenbridge, Kent. The rose garden is at its best and there will be floral arrangements throughout the castle rooms. Mon. 26th June - Dreams of Freedom At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 7pm. Chickenshed bring 600 children together for a monumental performance at the Royal Albert Hall, in partnership with Amnesty International. 0207 589 8212. Tues. 27th and 28th June - Tony Bennett At the Royal Albert Hall, London. Doors 7.15, Show 8pm. 19 time Grammy Award-winning legend Tony Bennett returns to the Royal Albert Hall as he continues to celebrate his 90th year. He will be joined by jazz masters Gray Sargent (guitar), Marshall Wood (bass), Billy Stritch (piano) and Harold Jones (drums). 0207 589 8212.

Tues. 27th & 28th June - Fashion SVP (Trade Show) At Olympia Central, London. Providing you with the opportunity to meet over 100 fashion producers offering ‘near-shore’ manufacturing services, you can discover what Europe, Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean regions have to offer.

Tues. 27th June - The Flaming Lips At the Concert Hall, Brighton. 8.30pm. In January, the band released their 14th studio album, Oczy Mlody. Led by effervescent front man Wayne Coyne, The Flaming Lips are rightly recognised as one of the best live bands in the world. 01273 709709. Tues. 27th June - 1st July - Sand in the Sandwiches At the Theatre Royal Brighton. Eves: 7.45pm. Thurs and Sat. mats. 2.30pm. Fresh from a sell out tour, Edward Fox returns with his acclaimed portrayal of John Betjeman, poet laureate and icon of British poetry. 0844 871 7615. Tues. 27th June - 9th July - Where are you From? At the Trinity Theatre T. Wells. Exhibition by Fractals Project - A Collection Between Visual Arts & Poets. 01892 678678. Wed. 28th June - 2nd July - Henley Regatta At Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2LY. Henley Royal Regatta is undoubtedly the best-known regatta in the world. It holds a unique place in the respect and affection of all rowers – both active and retired. Founded in 1839, it is famous both as a great sporting occasion and as a social event. People travel from all over the world to attend, either as competitors or as spectators. Wed. 28th June - ROH Live Otello At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7.15pm. Live Transmission. Worldfamous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Thurs. 29th June - Gladys Knight At the Royal Albert Hall, London. 7.30pm. Empress of Soul and seven time Grammy Award winner Gladys Knight brings with her an impressive catalogue of classic hits, including Midnight Train To Georgia, Licence To Kill, The Way We Were, Baby Don’t Change Your Mind and You’re The Best Thing, plus tracks from her latest album. 0207 589 8212. Thurs. 29th June - DLWP ARTISTS’ CRITIQUE GROUP At the De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea. 6-8pm. Guest speaker: Rachel Glittenberg. Free Event. 01424 229111.

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riving a supercar in Barcelona or attending a classical music festival next to a fjord in Norway may not sound like your average cruise experience. But then Saga Cruising isn’t your average cruise company, as their new collection of summer 2018 itineraries reveals. At Southern Cross Travel in Rye and Wadhurst, we work closely with Saga to turn your holiday dream into a reality. Offering fantastic value for money, varied itineraries and destinations, and excellent levels of service, the over 50’s cruise specialist is one of our preferred operators for your next cruise. So what is it that makes a Saga cruise special? Aboard Saga’s own elegant cruise ships, guests receive extraordinarily high levels of service and a classic cruise experience with sophisticated attention to detail such as speciality dining

Not your average cruise company

aboard Saga Sapphire and free Wi-Fi throughout both ships. More than that, Saga guests enjoy itineraries that don’t just sail to destinations, but offer truly unforgettable experiences when they step ashore. 2018 will be no exception, as the launch of their summer collection has shown. With more overnight moorings in more cities than ever before and itineraries showcasing events such as Seville’s April Fair, Bristol’s Balloon Fiesta, the Round the Island Regatta and the Edinburgh Fringe, the season is brimming with exciting possibilities. Sometimes the best holiday memories can be distilled into one moment, sight or encounter on a cruise. These itineraries give you ample opportunity for memories like these, such as sipping cocktails from an ice glass at the Oslo Ice Bar, enjoying a private, out-of-

hours tour of Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum or the Hermitage in St Petersburg, exploring Quebec by horse-drawn carriage or watching whales and dolphins in the wild. It’s a spectacular collection of cruises; and if the itineraries are exciting, the value is extraordinary. All prices include a return chauffeur service up to 250 miles from the port, wine with lunch and dinner, on-board gratuities, 24-hour room service and free Wi-Fi throughout the ships. Better still, early bookers don’t just get the best choice of cabins and itineraries - Saga rewards them by giving them up to 35% off the fare. So these are not your average cruises, for less than your average overall cost! As well as ocean cruises, Saga also have a large selection of river cruises, plus a wide range of escorted tours (including Europe and Worldwide itineraries). Contact Southern Cross Travel to discover the array of holiday destinations available with Saga, whether planning a Saga cruise or escorted tour. All Saga bookings made with Southern Cross Travel in June 2017 will receive a complimentary bottle of wine (or box of chocolates!). Just mention this What’s On article when booking! Call us on 01892 783896 (Wadhurst) or 01797 229200 (Rye), pop into The Old Library in Wadhurst or 77a The Mint in Rye or email

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Wedding Services

Thurs. 29th June - Creative Living Country At The Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF. T: 020 7407 8664. Textile designer Helen David and photographer Matilda Temperley discuss what it takes to set up studio and maintain a creative business beyond the bright lights of the city. Fri. 30th June - 1st July - Back to the 80s’ At The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne. From the era that brought the world The Rubik’s Cube, Max Headroom and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes this “totally awesome” musical in the style of movies such as Back To The Future. 01323 802020. Fri. 30th June - 2nd July 1st July - Live Jazz At The Grapevine, Conduit Hill, Rye, E. Sussex. 8pm. Three top Jazz musicians over 3 evenings. Free Entry. See main advert on page 41. Fri. 30th June (Evening Only) and Sat. 1st July Thurs. 29th June - 22nd July - One Man Two Guvnors At the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. From the National Theatre One Man Two Guvnors went onto dominate the West End and Broadway – now the exquisite British comedy makes its Eastbourne Premiere. Eves 7.45pm. Wed. & Sat. Matinee 2.30pm. 01323 412000. Thurs. 29th June - 5th July - Masterpiece London The event is fast becoming the most imaginative and glamorous art and antiques fair in the world. This fusion of heritage and style, tradition and the contemporary draws close to 40,000 visitors each year for an exceptional week of cultural, culinary and social experiences in the heart of London. Located on the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Masterpiece is an unmissable event at the height of the capital’s summer arts season.

St Leonards Festival

A weekend of inventive fun, all over the town. Activity will be happening all over town, including a bigger than ever Kings Road Market, Street Theatre and Performances, musicians dotted around the town, and a Beach Zone brimming with family entertainment, instead of a central focus in Warrior Square. Grand Parade sets off from the restored Hastings Pier. www.

Thurs. 29th June - 2nd July - Goodwood Festival Of Speed Held in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House, the Festival of Speed is motorsport’s ultimate summer garden party, an intoxicating celebration of the world’s most glamorous sport. Nowhere else will you get so close to the cars and bikes as they blast up the Hillclimb track; nowhere else will you enjoy such unrestricted access to the machines and the drivers who made them famous.

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Animal & Pet Services

Holistic Veterinary Care

Are you looking for a more natural way to help your animal stay healthy, or get back to health? Vicky Payne is an experienced, qualified Veterinary Surgeon offering scientifically proven complementary therapies to all companion animals. Herbal medicines, acupuncture, diet, lifestyle changes, nutritional supplements and physical therapies are used to help your companion back to health. She will work with your Vet where conventional drugs are needed, finding her therapies often increase the effectiveness of conventional drugs, or limit their negative effects. Vicky is a COAPE trained behaviourist and is taking on cats and dogs with behaviour problems. Vicky offers home visits and holds regular clinics at Goudhurst Veterinary Clinic (01580 211981) and Companion Care Eastbourne (01323 649315).

Caroline’s Canine Cabin business is growing rapidly over the course of last year. Caroline provides a professional and caring service for your pooch on a one to one basics. New services recently introduced are: Walk and wash – Caroline is happy to walk your for half an hour to an hour before his/her pamper, in the lovely woodland behind the cabin and afterwards to be taken to the grooming cabin for a lovely bath and blow dry. Collection and delivery service – Caroline is happy to offer this service for the busy, elderly or disabled doggy owner in the local vicinity. On booking you appointment please call/text Caroline for details of this new and useful service. Fri. 30th June - Pink and Katy Perry Tribute At The Eastbourne Bandstand, Grand parade, Eastbourne at 8pm. with Vicky Jackson and Her Band. With an identical look and sound, it is one of the most authentic acts. Audiences are seen cheering on, dancing to some of the best tracks of Pink & katy. 01323 410611. Fri. 30th June - Richard Durrant - Stringhenge At St. Peter’s Church, Bexhill Old Town. 7.30pm. Richard Durrant’s latest musical adventure will feature the Uffington Tenor Guitar, built in Sussex, and a six string Concert Guitar, built in Lincolnshire and made from 5,000 year old bog oak. £14. 01424 229111.

Fri. 30th June - Midnight Food Hall Feast At Fortnum and Mason, Piccadilly, London. 10.45pm - 2am. Join Fortnum and Mason for a once in a lifetime candlelit midnight feast in the famous Food Halls. Special three course menu served includes beef, salmon, cheeses and much more. 020 7734 8040. Fri. 30th June - 1st July - Frant Summer Guitar Festival At Frant Church, High Street, Frant TN3 9DX. John Williams, John Etheridge and Gary Ryan on 30th (£20), The Remi Harris Trio on Sat. 1st (£12). All concerts start at 8pm. 01892 864304. Fri. 30th June - 9th July - British Summertime Hyde Park At Hyde Park, London. Line up includes, Phil Collins, Green Day, Justin Bieber, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Tom Petty. Fri. 30th June - Levellers At the Assembly Hall Theatre, T. Wells at 8pm. Brighton folk/punk band Levellers celebrated the 25th anniversary of the release of their second full-length, and now classic, album Levelling the Land. 01892 530613. Fri. 30th June - Beautiful Boy At the Trinity Theatre, T. Wells. 7.30pm. The famous story of John Lennon is known to the world, but what happened before the Liverpudlian become legendary? Beautiful Boy is a story of John Lennon in his difficult teenage years. 01892 678678. Sun. 2nd July. – Cavalcade of Transport At Pestalozzi International Village, Sedlescombe, 10am-5pm. There’ll be a wide selection of vintage cars, commercial vehicles and motorbikes. Tickets £5, under 12’s free. See page 54 for details.

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The Kit Wilson Trust for Animal Welfare was established in 1975. A cornerstone of the Trust’s founding policy then, as now, was to promote the spaying and neutering of pets. Our Animal Rescue Centre in Hadlow Down, nr Uckfield in East Sussex, provides a base for the animal rescue and rehoming work. Over the years, the Rescue Centre has also become a permanent home to many animals that it is not possible or desirable to re-home. Funds are raised with the generous support of individual donations, legacies, local fund raising, animal sponsors and our charity shops in Uckfield, Hailsham and Heathfield. We receive no Local Authority, Government or Lottery funding.

Travel authors Robin Mead and his partner Val Field adopted a dog through Give a Dog a Home a year ago. Here, Robin tells their story:


ow can we ever repay Give a Dog a Home? The organisation has been instrumental in giving us more happiness than we could ever imagine. And the source of that happiness is: Evie. She’s a dog, of course. To be precise, she is a German Shepherd/collie cross who, until early last year, was a stray running wild on the streets of Livadia, in central Greece. They don’t like stray dogs in Greece. They poison them, or hit them on the head with a hammer to kill them. Somehow, Evie escaped this grisly fate and fell into the hands of a Greek rescue organisation called Elpida. Then Give a Dog a Home brought her here. In fact, they brought her to the house next door to ours, to be fostered. And we fell in love over the garden fence last summer. Simple as that! Val and I had just spent 12 years working as lecturers on cruise ships, and had seen most of the world en route. But you’d be surprised how often we sat on some tropical beach and yearned for the wonderful German Shepherds I had once owned, and even bred. And then Evie appeared next door. She might not be a pure-bred German Shepherd, but she looks awfully like one – and we exchanged daily greetings over the garden fence. Within three months she had moved to our side of the fence, as we completed the adoption process. And within about three minutes, she was part of the family. We think reward-based dog training classes are extremely important,

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Ted at Wagging Tails is always on the lookout for lovely people who want to have a dog just for a holiday. If you pass his ‘sniffing out’ test then he will find you well-behaved dogs that you can walk and cuddle as if they were your own while their owners are away. He insists that you must really love dogs and be at home during the day but in return you will get plenty of exercise and good company. Ted started his life in a kennels which he did not enjoy at all as it was too noisy and scary so he believes that all dogs should have the opportunity to stay with a loving carer if their owner goes away. Can you offer your home to a holidaying dog? To find out about becoming a Wagging Tails carer contact Ted via his human secretary, Lesley Birch, on 01424 814695 or go to www.

but ours seemed to multiply apace. We took Evie on a self-catering holiday to Cornwall, where a local trainer offered one-to-one hourlong training classes, and that started everything off. Evie just loved it, and was extremely quick to learn, so as soon as we got home we enrolled her in a Kennel Club Bronze medal class. She completed that successfully before Christmas, and got her Silver in the spring. She’ll do Gold this autumn, and the delay is because she is so busy! What with weekly activity classes (jumping over hurdles etc), socialisation classes (she’s palled up with an energetic Springer spaniel and a tiny Chihuahua – as strange a trio as you’ll ever meet!), plenty of woodland walks, and trips to her beloved beach, she hardly has a moment to call her own. She has made fantastic progress in obedience terms, and we reckoned she had finally adopted us when she began vigorously defending the house. But she is a gentle soul at heart: wonderful with the grandchildren, and even accepting of the two rescue kittens that we added to the household in the spring. So thank you, Give a Dog a Home, and thank you Evie, for bringing so much happiness into our lives. (See following page)

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Birds of a feather.. * Balance of nature* A sentence

we hear time and again. After over sixty years of loving nature and particularly birds I still have no idea what it actually means. Does it mean that some sixty five million years ago when an asteroid crashed into the earth wiping out three quarters of animal life including all the dinosaurs (which were the dominant species at the time) thus allowing mammals to take over the planet * A Balance of nature* possibly yes. Does it mean because of that our ancestors, which evolved about 40,000 years ago, would eventually become the rulers of the world? *A Balance of nature* possibly yes. Does it mean as the most dominant species humans will eventually wipe out most other forms of animals for

their own benefit? *A Balance of nature* possibly yes. So, the balance of nature is a theory that proposes that ecological systems are usually in a stable equilibrium, which is to say that a small change in some particular parameter (the size of a particular population, for example) will be corrected by some negative feedback that will bring the parameter back ( I looked that bit up) ... Well, I don’t think so, unless “ negative feedback” gets on it’s bike and brings the parameters back this planet will surely find itself up the creek without a paddle. Sometimes, not very often - I am just grumpy. .......... Feathers Wild Bird Care

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