Homeowners expect price rises over the next 12 months

People in all regions expect of the UK expect the value of their home to increase over the next 12 months, according to new research by IHS Markit.

Housing White Paper: the revolution they promised?

Last month the government’s much-heralded housing White Paper was launched in parliament by Secretary of State Sajid Javid who, while in TV studios the weekend before, had promised radical changes to government policy.

What he subsequently revealed was considered by many people in the industry not to be the sweeping changes that had been expected, or much of a switch of government focus to renting.

Although there were interesting ideas and proposals introduced, much of the White Paper covered old ground and, we think, recycled existing proposals as ‘new’. If you were being charitable, perhaps you’d call them refinements.

Here is our summary of the initiatives revealed within the White Paper plus some of our thoughts on what it will mean for consumers. 

Three-year tenancy agreements

Javid intends to make longer tenancies agreements of up to three years ‘available’ to those who want them, alongside the current six-month rolling tenancies most agents offer. These are designed primarily to stimulate investment in the Build to Rent sector and encourage families to use this kind of rental property. 

More Build to Rent

The government wants to change planning laws so councils can allow more Build to Rent developments, and increase the number of more secure, long-term tenancies available within the market. It’s a great idea but the Build to Rent market is at a very early stage in the UK, and although schemes are coming on stream, it’s going to take a while to get going. 

Repayment on starter homes

There is some encouraging news on Starter Homes, with repayments now allowed over 15 years not five. But with a combined income of £80,000 required for anyone looking for a starter home in London, this still seems an unobtainable goal for many.

The letting fees ban will still happen

As previously confirmed the government is to consult on a total ban on fees charged to tenants by landlords or letting agents, although it’s unlikely to come in until 2018. This might have some positive effect on renters’ willingness and ability to move house.

Clamp down on rogue landlords

Javid re-iterated the government’s desire to clamp down on rogue landlords, and enable councils to fine them more easily. Mandatory electrical safety checks for properties will be introduced, as will more strict client money protection rules.

Get councils to plan better

The government think some councils are poor or reluctant to tackle the housing crisis, so councils are to be forced to come up with a ‘realistic’ plan every five years. Although councils are encouraged to build on brownfield sites, there is a lack of clarity on the policy regarding greenfield, and indeed green-belt, land.

Speed up house building

Javid wants councils to speed up the house building process by using their existing power to cut the time it takes to build homes from three to two years. Yet with fewer than half of all planning applications actually getting to build-stage, more radical thinking is needed here.

Get more small builders involved

The government is to make £3 billion available to help support smaller builders and therefore diversify the market. 60% of new homes in the UK are built by the largest ten construction firms. 

Reform leasehold

Some builders have recently begun offering houses for sale as leasehold, and then sell on their freeholds which can lead to higher ground rents. The government is to consult on what to do about this.

IN OUR VIEW...

These are all ideas of course and that’s the role of a White Paper. The government now intends to complete a vigorous round of industry consultations on these ideas. 

In our view if we are to find solutions to the growing proportion of the young and/or poor who cannot afford to get on the housing ladder yet are also stuck in rising rents, there needs to be some thinking which is a good deal more radical than this.

Rightmove visits up 3%

The number of visits to the UK’s biggest property website, rightmove.co.uk, was up 3% in January this year, compared to the same month in 2016.

What's on in Seahaven this March

Thanks to SeahavenFM for these listings 


The Seaford Community Garden - in the Crouch
Date: Wednesday 01 March 2017 
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Where: Crouch Gardens, East Street 
Town: Seaford 

The famous Seaford Community Garden (East Street) is open on Wednesdays from 9.30 in the morning until 12.30. 

It is well worth a visit. Come and look at our displays and produce. Some will also be available to sample and take away! We'll be getting all our crops picked, and generally tidying up, potting up, getting ready for the Spring planting out and there are always other jobs to do! 

We welcome volunteer help from all in the community, especially the retired, and the disadvantaged sector. Come and help us plant, pick and weed! 

Take a look at our new website.

Website: www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/scg/index.html

Knit and Natter
Date: Wednesday 01 March 2017 
Time: 10:00am - 12:00 Noon
Where: Seaford Little Theatre, 4 Steyne Road, BN25 1HA 
Town: Seaford 
Phone: 01323 491 638 or 01323 893 412 

Knit, natter and crochet. Weekly event. All made welcome. Telephone Eileen or Lyn.

Havens Day Centre
Date: Wednesday 01 March 2017 
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Newhaven Age Concern Club, West Quay 
Town: Newhaven 
Phone: 07850987131 

Age UK East Sussex in Newhaven Age Concern Club, West Quay.A warm supportive social environment for older people who need a little help to enjoy their day. Clients with dementia welcomed. Please contact Nicola for details on the above number.
Telscombe Cliff Breast Cancer Support Group
Date: Wednesday 01 March 2017 
Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Where: Civic Centre, South Coast Road 
Town: Telscombe Cliffs 
Email: bcsgroup@tiscali.co.uk 
Phone: 01273 582 952 

Group meetings held on the 1st Wednesday of each month for friendly social support. Relaxation therapies available. On the third Wednesday of each month we meet for a social occasion - meal - morning coffee - trips etc. Contact Pat on the above number for more information.

Peacehaven WI
Date: Wednesday 01 March 2017 
Time: 2:00pm 
Where: Community House, Meridian Centre, BN10 8BB 
Town: Peacehaven 
Email: hq@esfwi.org.uk 
Phone: 01323 442 592 

1 March Ploughman's Lunch 1 pm, No 9 Bus to Utopia - David Bramwell 

We are in our 94th Year. New members and visitors always welcome. 
President - June Garland 
1st Vice President - Joy Allen 
2nd Vice President - Joan Farrimond 
Hon Secretary - Yvonne MacLaughlin, Hon Treasurer - Rose Self 

Website: www.esfwi.org.uk/wis/peacehaven/

Platform 9 for New Youth Support Meeting
Date: Wednesday 01 March 2017 
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: Denton Island Community Centre 
Town: Denton Island 
Email: youth@sussexcommunity.org.uk 
Phone: 01273 517250 

SCDA is running a new, weekly, youth-targeted workshop and support meeting on Denton Island called Platform 9.

The programme is aimed at 11 to 18-year-olds. 

The first hour offers a series of workshops covering areas such as life skills, cooking, arts and crafts, well-being and more. The second hour offers a One to One support and guidance period to chat and catch up with one of the youth workers. 

Hot drinks and biscuits are supplied! 

Just drop in on a Wednesday or call or email.

Website: sussexcommunity.org.uk

Adult Drama Workshop
Date: Wednesday 01 March 2017 
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: The Archway, 1 Blatchington Road, 
Town: Seaford 
Email: playtimedrama@outlook.com 
Phone: 0798 200 9895 

Exploring performance through a variety of simple improvisation activities, four chairs quickly become a car racing through the streets. A silk scarf becomes a beautiful dancing partner. 
You will learn to communicate more effectively, become more confident. Relieve stress and tension through creative expression. 
A typical class will include: script work, technique, improvisation, vocal work, mime and method acting. 
All ages welcome and no experience required. 
£5 Drop in. Also on Tuesdays 1 - 2pm. Both days weekly through term time. For more information please phone or e-mail. 

 

Kelly Oliver at The Lamb Folk Club
Date: Wednesday 01 March 2017 
Time: 8:00pm 
Where: The Lamb Inn, 36 High Street, BN21 1HH 
Town: Old Town, Eastbourne 
Phone: 01323 728 268 

Described by Chris Hawkins at BBC 6 Music as "fabulously gifted, something special", Kelly is hot property! Since her award-winning debut album "This Land" (2014), Kelly has emerged as one of the UK's finest new talents with songs regularly heard on BBC Radio 2 and 6. Don't miss! 

£7 on the door, half price for students and under 16s.

Seaford Kurlers
Date: Thursday 02 March 2017 
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road 
Town: Seaford 
Email: sally1989@tiscali.co.uk 
Phone: 01323 895 376 

This Club is essentially for disabled people to enjoy a sport on equal terms with able bodied people. 

We meet at the Downs every Tuesday. There is an annual membership fee of £5 per annum. 

Accessibility 

Level access, automatic doors, disabled parking bays and toilets . We can provide free disabled wheel access taxi's.

Website: https://www.escis.org.uk/leisure/leisure-sport-and-hobbies/sports-activities-and-clubs/seaford-kurlers/

Prize Bingo
Date: Thursday 02 March 2017 
Time: 7:00pm 
Where: st leonard's Church Hall, Church Lane 
Town: Seaford 
Email: gary-carter@sky.com 
Phone: 01323-891954 

Prize Bingo to raise money to support Seaford& District Horticultural Society

Website: www.seafordhorti.com/184729371

Telscombe Residents' Association
Date: Thursday 02 March 2017 
Time: 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Where: Telscombe Civic Centre 
Town: Telscombe Cliffs 
Email: tra1956@btinternet.com 

Association for all residents of Telscombe Cliffs and Telscombe Village. No joining fee. Meetings held on the 1st Thursday of each month in the Civic Centre. Tea, coffee & biscuits served (donations accepted).

 

Seaford Folk Songs & Tunes Circle
Date: Thursday 02 March 2017 
Time: 8:00pm 
Where: The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road, BN25 2BJ 
Town: Seaford 

Singers, musicians and audience welcome to perform or listen. Hosted by Derek Seed. 

Consists of a variety of songs, tunes, and acoustic music. 

Know Dementia - Memory Moments Cafe
Date: Friday 03 March 2017 
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Anzac Room, Community House, Meridian Centre 
Town: Peacehaven 

Everyone welcome, especially those with memory problems and their family supporter. Every Friday.

 

Newhaven Spring Clean Heroes Wanted
Date: (Starts) Friday 03 March 2017 - Saturday 04 March 2017 
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Town Council Offices, Fort Road 
Town: Newhaven 
Email: admin@newhaventowncouncil.gov.uk 
Phone: 01273 516100 

Newhaven Town Council has organised a Spring Clean for the town next month and is inviting Haveners to go along and help out. 

Meet at the Town Council Offices in Fort Road and take along a hi-viz vest, protective gloves and a spade or litter picker if you have them. If not, then there will be some available on the day. 

Don't complain about the town - Help make it a better place. 

Seaford Seafront Development Plan
Date: (Starts) Friday 03 March 2017 - Saturday 04 March 2017 
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Next to Frankie's Beach Café on the Seafront 
Town: Seaford 

Open to all residents and visitors the public consultation regarding the Seafront Development Plan begins Friday and Saturday 

A marquee adjacent to Frankie's Beach Café on the promenade, where there will be the opportunity to consider proposed plans for brand-new Martello toilets with two retail units and showers, an entertainments area at the Martello Tower and raised beach huts at Bönningstedt Parade amongst others. Would you like to see some trees along the promenade, or gym equipment at intervals along its length? How about a kiosk selling fresh seafood? What is your vision for The Salts and a new café?

Website: www.seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk/news/Seafront-Development-Plan-Have-your-say!.aspx

Walking Group
Date: Friday 03 March 2017 
Time: 10:30am 
Where: Outside Chapel Street and Quayside GP surgery 
Town: Newhaven 
Phone: 01273 516032 

Do you need to walk to improve your health and wellbeing? Is walking a part of your recovery from a medical condition? 

This is a 30 minute beginner walk. Call SCDA on for more info. 

Website: sussexcommunity.org.uk/

Seaford Hard of Hearing Club
Date: Friday 03 March 2017 
Time: 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Where: St James' Trust Clubhouse, Blatchington Road 
Town: Seaford 
Phone: 01323 895 216 

We are a friendly club, appealing to (but not exclusively) retired people, providing a monthly social afternoon for those with hearing difficulties. 

We meet on the first Friday of each month. We have a variety of visitors who come along to give an interesting talk or presentation and have other activities throughout the year, including at least one summer outing. We have a 'used' book table, raffle and refreshments . Transport from the local area (accessible mini bus) may be available at a small additional cost. Come and join us! Please contact Pauline on above number for more information.

 

Seaford Photographic Society
Date: Friday 03 March 2017 
Time: 7:00pm 
Where: Seaford Constitutional CLub, Crouch Lane 
Town: Seaford 
Phone: 01323 891 954 

Two PDI Competitions - Set Subjects 
"Abstract" 
"Transport" 


Judge: Andy Smith LRPS, CPAGB 
www.crayfordcameraclub.co.uk 

Our season begins 2 September 2016, and runs until 26 May 2017. 

Website: www.seafordps.org.uk/

A Showing of 'Cage' - Fundraising Night for the Barn Theatre
Date: Friday 03 March 2017 
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: Seaford Cinema, Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, BN25 1QL 
Town: Seaford 
Phone: 07515 403 520 

Seattle chat lines worker Gracie Blake wakes up in a cage, in a warehouse, somewhere in America � fighting for her life. 

This is a special fundraising screening of Cage by Seaford-based writer/director Warren Dudley. Join us for this joint venture with The Barn Theatre to raise funds for the new kitchen. 

There will be a Q&A with the director, and cast member Lucy-Jane Quinlan, who plays Gracie. 

Also included in your ticket price are a free drink and canapés. 

Cert. 15 

You can view the official trailer at www.cage-movie.com 

Tickets (15+) £10, available via the website or by email.

Website: www.seafordcinema.org/screenings/cage-fundraising-night-for-the-barn-theatre/

Seaford Music Society Recital
Date: Friday 03 March 2017 
Time: 7:45pm 
Where: St Leonard's Church Hall, Church Lane 
Town: Seaford 
Phone: 01323 491 601 

Alexandra Lomeiko, violin and Antonina Suhanova, piano play music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Ravel. 

Tickets £14 or £5 for students, available on the door.

Website: www.seafordmusicsociety.com

Football for Over 35s
Date: Friday 03 March 2017 
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: The 3G pitch behind the Dripping Pan, Mountfield Road 
Town: Lewes 
Email: lewesfootballover35s@gmail.com 
Phone: 07508 712 421 

An Open Football Session for ANYONE aged over 35: if you are old enough, you are good enough. 

We warm ourselves up, pick teams and play. Fitness and ability are unimportant: looking after each other and loving the game are. Please just show up or call Pete Bull on 07508 712 421

Cycle Punctures - Free Workshop
Date: Saturday 04 March 2017 
Time: 9:30am 
Where: The Pump Barn, Seven Sisters Visitors Centre BN25 4AD 
Town: Exceat 

For those worried about getting stuck with a flat tyre - Cycle Seahaven are running hands-on workshop sessions for puncture repairs. All tools will be provided - but if you have your own kit then we'll show you how to use it. You just need to bring your CLEAN bike. 

Each session is free to attend but you must book, using the form on the website. 100% of any donations will go to Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust. Sessions to be 40 minutes long, starting at: 9:30, 10:15, 11:00. Please turn up 15 minutes before the session starts. 

Children aged 13 or over may attend if accompanied by an adult. One child per adult for each session (two kids = two adults, two kids with one adult = two sessions). 

Website: www.cycleseahaven.org.uk/ws1/

Children's Activity Event - Wild Beach at Holywell Retreat
Date: Saturday 04 March 2017 
Time: 10:00am - 12:00 Noon
Where: Holywell Retreat 
Town: Eastbourne 

Come and explore the exciting world of the rock pools and beach and discover the creatures that live there with Sussex Wildlife Trust. For 12 to 16 year olds. Meet outside the café at Holywell beach at 10am. Booking is essential. Please contact Huw Morgan on huwmorgan@sussexwt.org.uk or 07771 375 273 for more details and bookings.

Website: www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk

International Women's Day Celebration
Date: Saturday 04 March 2017 
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Brighton Dome, Brighton Women's Centre and Brighton Museum 
Town: Brighton 
Email: tickets@brightondome.org 
Phone: 01273 709709 

Get involved, get radical, be inspired... 

Brighton Dome, Brighton Women's Centre and Brighton Museum join forces to present our annual celebration of International Women's Day. Bursting with activities, with gender equality firmly on the agenda, join us for a marketplace of ideas alongside a specially curated programme of inspiring speakers, activists and innovators, workshops, arts & crafts, causes and campaigns, with fun for all the family. Everyone is welcome - all ages, all communities together. 

Website: brightondome.org/event/11512/international_womens_day_2017/

Newhaven Town FC v Hailsham Town FC
Date: Saturday 04 March 2017 
Time: 3:00pm 
Where: The Trafalgar Ground, Fort Road BN9 9DA 
Town: Newhaven 
Email: info@newhavenfc.co.uk 
Phone: 07949 957 877 

League match.

Rotary Club of Seaford Young Musician of the Year
Date: Saturday 04 March 2017 
Time: 6:00pm 
Where: Cross Way Church, Steyne Road BN25 1HT 
Town: Seaford 
Email: youngmusicians@seafordrotary.org.uk 

Giving young musicians the opportunity to perform in public. 

Website: www.seafordrotary.org.uk

Seaford Mayor's Charity Ball
Date: Saturday 04 March 2017 
Time: 7:30pm 
Where: The View at Seaford Head Golf Club House 
Town: Seaford 
Email: sharan.brydon@seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk 
Phone: 01323 894 870 

The Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Lindsay Freeman, is holding this Charity Ball at The View, fundraising for her chosen charities: the RNLI and Waifs & Strays dog rescue. 

The evening begins with welcome drinks followed by a delicious four course meal. The Reform Club Band will spend the evening entertaining you with their mix of music to suit everyone. The theme for the evening is 1960's fancy dress: this is optional but there will be a prize for the best dressed male and female. 

Tickets at £30 are available to purchase from the Seaford Tourist Information Centre located on Church Street in Seaford or on request these can be sent out to you.

 

Music from the Sofa gig
Date: Saturday 04 March 2017 
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: The Seven Sisters, Alfriston Road BN25 3PY 
Town: Seaford 

Free gig by local Seaford band. Amazing eclectic mix of jazz and folk both original and classic covers done in our own inimitable style. The band features three female vocalists, two saxes and electric flute backed by keyboards drums and bass. 

A good night out in a fine pub.

Website: www.musicfromthesofa.com


Councillors' Surgery
Date: Sunday 05 March 2017 
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Where: Telscombe Civic Centre, South Coast Road 
Town: Telscombe Cliffs 
Email: enquiries@telscombetowncouncil.gov.uk 
Phone: 01273 589 777 

On the first Saturday of each month. No appointment necessary. Come along and see your local Councillors. 

Website: www.telscombetowncouncil.gov.uk/

Eastbourne Half Marathon
Date: Sunday 05 March 2017 
Time: 10:00am 
Where: Princes Park, Royal Parade BN22 7AE 
Town: Eastbourne 
Phone: 01323 734 645 

The Eastbourne Half is very much a community event and is most definitely aimed at runners of all abilities. We as organisers are just as excited at seeing the last person finish as we are the first, so why not set yourself the challenge for 2017. Get out your running shoes and get training. 

Once again we are very grateful to Reid + Dean, the Eastbourne Hospitality Association, all our various sponsors and supporters and especially to our all stewards and marshals who help on the day. This is a thankless but very necessary task and gathering a large enough team of marshals is always one of the most difficult aspects to organising the event. So please if you or anyone you know could spare some time on the morning please do volunteer. 

Entries are now open by post or online, so sign up now and we look forward to seeing you in March, on no doubt another beautiful spring morning!!

Website: www.eastbournehalf.co.uk

The Hidden Fort
Date: Sunday 05 March 2017 
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Where: Newhaven Fort, Fort Road 
Town: Newhaven 
Phone: 01273 517622 

We're offering you another opportunity to visit the parts of the Fort that are normally hidden from the public eye. Join our experts for a tour of the Counterscarp Galleries, the defensive rooms that once protected the moat from attackers, now buried below ground. You'll also have a chance to learn more about some of the other hidden and disused features of the Fort in a separate tour round the Fort's ramparts and parade ground. 

Spaces are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets cost £9 (£9.90 Gift Aid) and include a tour of the Counterscarp Galleries, a tour above ground and refreshments in-between. Tickets can be purchased in person from Newhaven Fort or by calling the above phone number.

Website: newhavenfort.org.uk/event/the-hidden-fort-3/

Social Dances
Date: Sunday 05 March 2017 
Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Where: Hilllcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, BN9 9LH 
Town: Newhaven 
Phone: 01323 898 813 

£5.00 per person includes tea and biscuits. 

Your first visit is free.

 

Corelli Ensemble Concert
Date: Sunday 05 March 2017 
Time: 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Where: St Pancras Church, Irelands Lane BN7 1QX 
Town: Lewes 
Email: info@corelliensemble.co.uk 

A Festival of Finzi continues: this concert includes the Vivaldi Cello Concerto in B minor with Ella Rundle the soloist. 

Tickets £10 in advance, £12 at the door, children free. 

You are warmly invited to meet the players and other audience members after the concert, when refreshments will be served.

Website: www.corelliensemble.co.uk

Splash Point Jazz Club
Date: Sunday 05 March 2017 
Time: 4:00pm 
Where: The View, Seaford Head Golf Club, Southdown Road, BN25 4JS 
Town: Seaford 

The Neal Richardson Trio, with guests Jo Fooks (sax) and Buster Birch (drums). 

£8 entry, kids free.

Website: www.SplashPointMusic.com

Barn Dance
Date: Sunday 05 March 2017 
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Mercread Youth Centre, Mercread Road, 
Town: Seaford 
Phone: 07786 425 758 

In aid of Cancer Research UK 

Tickets £5 from Louise Cave

 

Newhaven Sunday Lunch Club
Date: Sunday 05 March 2017 
Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Where: Newhaven Day Club, West Quay 
Town: Newhaven 
Phone: 01273 514377 

Sunday roast, dessert, coffee £6.50. All welcome. Free parking, easy access, and disabled toilet. 

Further details and booking, contact John on the above number. 

Great food, great company. 

Fitness Pilates
Date: Monday 06 March 2017 
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Where: Civic Centre, South Coast Road 
Town: Telscombe Cliffs 
Email: jen@jenniepalmer.co.uk 
Phone: 07825702775 

Every Monday. Get fit, tone up, prevent back pain, improve flexibility and posture. Equipment provided, just bring some water. 

Only £5.50 per class or £36 for eight weeks. Contact Jennie Palmer details above.

 

Line Dancing
Date: Monday 06 March 2017 
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Where: Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road 
Town: Newhaven 
Email: info@hillcrestcentre.co.uk 
Phone: 01273 512376 

A line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows, all facing either each other [citation needed] or in the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. So now you know!

Website: hillcrestcentre.co.uk/

Newhaven Art Club
Date: Monday 06 March 2017 
Time: 2:00pm 
Where: Peacehaven Evangelical Church, Mayfield Avenue 
Town: Peacehaven 
Email: newhavenart@gmail.com 

Members meet to paint and draw together with discussions, demonstrations, life drawing and sketching outdoors. 

Why not come along to one of meetings and see how you get on! Look forward to seeing you there. This week.... Mutual discussion Three paintings please 

We also hold an Annual Exhibition in November at the Crypt Gallery in Seaford, where members can exhibit up to six paintings. There is a small charge for exhibiting. 

Our annual general meeting is in October every year and the subscription is £25 per annum. 

Website: www.newhavenartclub.org.uk

Peacehaven Youth Group
Date: Monday 06 March 2017 
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: Main Hall, Community House, Meridian Centre 
Town: Peacehaven 

Come and express your ideas and give your opinion on community matters. 

13-18 age group. 

This event will be held every Monday from the 16th Jan 2017 

 

Seaford & District Folk Dancing
Date: Monday 06 March 2017 
Time: 7:45pm - 9:45pm
Where: Downs Leisure Centre Sutton Road, BN25 4QW 
Town: Seaford 
Email: sylvia.reeve2@gmail.com 

Folk dancing with caller & music

Growing Together Community Garden
Date: Tuesday 07 March 2017 
Time: 10:00am - 12:00 Noon
Where: Newhaven Cliff Top 
Town: Newhaven 
Email: blossom@growingtogethernewhaven.org 

Come and join this thriving Community Garden situated on the cliff tops overlooking the lighthouse and the sea. 

The Newhaven Growing Together Community Garden was set up in January 2010, with support from NCDA and a People's Million's grant from the Big Lottery. 

Our aim is to provide the local community with a space that they can use as their own and enjoy throughout the year. 

Delicious veggies, friendly folk, courses run throughout the year, all in a beautiful location atop the cliffs with a view away to Seaford Head! Come along and get involved. 

Website: growingtogethernewhaven.org/

Deans Senior Tea Club
Date: Tuesday 07 March 2017 
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Meridian Centre, Community House 
Town: Peacehaven 
Phone: 01273 307 435 

Friendly tea club that offers a warm welcome. Join us for tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits. Our aim is to combat loneliness in older age whilst having a jolly good time. 

To chat, share stories and socialise with others, Play a game of chess, scrabble or cards in a warm safe environment 
Our volunteers are healthcare assistants, police officers and friends 

Parking and wheelchair access 

Free entry - donations happily accepted! 

Website: www.thedeansseniorteaclub.org/

Seaford Natural History Society
Date: Tuesday 07 March 2017 
Time: 2:15pm 
Where: St Luke's Church Centre, Walmer Road BN25 3TH 
Town: Seaford 
Phone: 01323 893 526 

AGM & Talks 

The Society promotes an interest in natural history and encourages the study and recording of wildlife particularly in the Seaford and wider East Sussex environs. 

If you have an interest in natural history we offer you a warm welcome and look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings. 

We have a programme of indoor meetings between October and March. We also have a programme of field meetings between April and November. Details of our current programmes can be found on the website.

Website: www.seafordnaturalhistory.org.uk

East Blatchington Lecture
Date: Tuesday 07 March 2017 
Time: 2:30pm 
Where: St. Peter's Church Hall, Belgrave Road BN25 2HE 
Town: East Blatchington 

Revd Chris Collinson includes seafarers' stories in his lecture: 'Seamen and Flying Angels'. 

£7, including refreshments, from Newberry Tully Estate Agents, 53 Church Street, Seaford or on the door (subject to availability).

'Nell Gwynne'
Date: (Starts) Tuesday 07 March 2017 - Saturday 11 March 2017 
Time: 7:45pm 
Where: Theatre Royal Brighton, New Road 
Town: Brighton 
Phone: 08448 717 650 

Winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Jessica Swale's blissfully funny Nell Gwynn embarks on its first ever UK tour, direct from critically acclaimed, sell out runs in the West End and at the Globe Theatre. 

1660 Drury Lane. Charles II has cast off London's drab, puritanical past with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. A young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence in London's burgeoning West End theatre scene. Little does she know who is in the audience one fateful night. 

Jessica Swale's warm hearted, bawdy comedy tells the story of an unlikely heroine, who went from lowly orange seller to win the adoration of the public and the heart of the King. Starring Oliver Award nominated actress Laura Pitt Pulford, Nell Gwynn is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre.

Website: www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton/


International Women's Day Showcase event in Newhaven
Date: Wednesday 08 March 2017 
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Newhaven Enterprise Centre, Denton Island, BN9 9BA 
Town: Newhaven 
Email: Diana@shecanuk.com 
Phone: 01273 615 279 

Do you know how many women are doing great things in the Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven & Lewes area? 

Are you one of those women? Or would you like to be? 

Thinking of becoming self employed, or starting a business or community project? 

Looking for inspiration, contacts and support? 

Come along to a free event organised by Basepoint and She Can Networking Group on Weds March 8th at the Newhaven Enterprise Centre, Denton Island, Newhaven BN9 9BA. 11am to 2pm. 

Discover and support local businesses run by women, and learn about local projects in the community, and how you can be involved. 

Pop up exhibition, networking, and two practical workshops: 
11.30: Online Tools for Business - Saving Time, Streamlining Process. 
13.00: Developing your Personal Brand - Help your customers understand why they need you. 

RSVP by emailing Diana@shecanuk.com Ref: IWD 2017 or her. 

If you ARE one of the women doing great things, running a business or making a difference in the community, and you would like to represent your business or project on the day, and show/tell people what you do, save your space by calling Diana or email her. 

See www.shecanuk.com for more events for women in the Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven and Lewes Area 

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-womens-day-showcase-event-in-newhaven-tickets-32096050150

Telscombe Cliffs WI
Date: Wednesday 08 March 2017 
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Telscombe Civic Centre, South Coast Road 
Town: Telscombe Cliffs 
Email: hq@esfwi.org.uk 
Phone: 01323 442 592 

Telscombe Cliffs Women's Institute meet on the second Wednesday of each month. 

This month: Yet more Tales from the Classroom - Derek Hughes

Website: www.esfwi.org.uk/wis/telscombe-cliffs/

Crafty Yarns Group
Date: Wednesday 08 March 2017 
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Bishopstone Parish Hall 
Town: Bishopstone 

This group meets every fortnight. Come along and bring your crochet, knitting, painting etc. 

A group created for pursuing your favourite craft in the company of others, or just come for a cup of tea. Cost per session £2. 

Nukehaven Ukelele Group
Date: Wednesday 08 March 2017 
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road 
Town: Newhaven 
Email: abi.blanshard@gmail.com 
Phone: 01273 512376 

Nukehaven is a new, fun and free to attend ukulele group. 
No experience is necessary and there is no need to be able to read music. 

New members will be very welcome to join in. 

Seaford Stamp & Postcard Club
Date: Wednesday 08 March 2017 
Time: 7:15pm 
Where: Seaford Constitutional CLub, Crouch Lane 
Town: Seaford 
Email: david.manthorpe10@gmail.com 
Phone: 01323 492 433 

AGM and Club Competition Night. Eight to 10 sheets Traditional Material and eight to 10 sheets Thematic Material. All stamp and postcard collectors welcome. 

Website: www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/sdsc

Isfield Dancing Club
Date: Wednesday 08 March 2017 
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: Isfield Village Hall, Station Road, TN22 5XG 
Town: Isfield 
Phone: 01825 750 404 

Isfield Dancing Club hold regular twice a month Wednesday evening sessions, with occasional special event nights. This is a very enjoyable, relaxed evening and everyone is very welcome to come along and join in. 

For more details please contact Ron Levett on the above number.

Website: www.isfieldvillagehall.org.uk/index.asp


NT LIve - Hedda Gabler
Date: Thursday 09 March 2017 
Time: 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Where: Seaford Cinema, Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, BN25 1QL 
Town: Seaford 

In this modern production of Ibsen's masterpiece Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Just married, bored already, Hedda longs to be free. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. 

£13.50 adult non-member, £12.50 adult member, £8 for children under 14. 

Website: www.seafordcinema.org/screenings/nt-live-hedda-gabler/


Cash Prize Bingo
Date: Friday 10 March 2017 
Time: 7:00pm 
Where: Main Hall, Community House, Meridian Centre 
Town: Peacehaven 
Phone: 01273 585 493 

8 games for £4 plus snowball and flyer.

Website: www.peacehavencouncil.co.uk

Seaford Community Cinema - Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Date: Friday 10 March 2017 
Time: 7:30pm 
Where: Seaford Cinema, Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, BN25 1QL 
Town: Seaford 
Phone: 07515 403 520 

In this family comedy, defiant city kid Ricky gets a new foster family in the New Zealand countryside. But when tragedy strikes and threatens to ship Ricky off to another home, he and Uncle Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. 

Cert. 12A 

Tickets, £5 members, £6 non-members, £3.50 for children 14 and under, available via the website or from the Tourist Office.

Website: www.seafordcinema.org/screenings/hunt-for-the-wilderpeople/


Tea Dance
Date: Saturday 11 March 2017 
Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Where: Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road 
Town: Newhaven 
Email: info@hillcrestcentre.co.uk 
Phone: 01323 898 813 

Fancy joining a regular Tea Dance afternoon? Well, every second Sunday of every month, an enthusiastic, friendly and mixed group of dancers of all abilities gets together at the Hillcrest Centre in Newhaven to enjoy a session of Ballroom, Latin, Popular Sequence and Line Dancing. 

Dancing helps to keep you fit and mentally alert, (remembering all the right steps!), and is a great way to socialise. 

Call Fred Weston on the above number for more information.

Website: hillcrestcentre.co.uk

Peacehaven & Telscombe FC v Worthing United FC
Date: Saturday 11 March 2017 
Time: 3:00pm 
Where: Unibet Arena, The Sports Park, Piddinghoe Avenue BN10 8RH 
Town: Peacehaven 
Phone: 01273 582 471 

Southern Combination League, First Division Match

 

Seaford RFC 1st XV v Brighton 2nd XV
Date: Saturday 11 March 2017 
Time: 3:00pm 
Where: The Salts Recreation Ground, Richmond Road BN25 1DR 
Town: Seaford 
Phone: 07535 154 463 

London & South East Division, Sussex Spitfire League match

 

The Denton Murder
Date: Saturday 11 March 2017 
Time: 7:30pm 
Where: St Leonard's Church Hall 
Town: Denton 
Email: dentonchallenge@gmail.com 

Denton Community Challenge Fundraising Event 

Local historian, Ian Everest. has researched the events surrounding the body of a woman found on the Sussex Downs by local farmer, Henry Webber, during April 1893. His talk about the murder will also be interspersed with a virtual history walk through South Heighton, Poverty Bottom, Norton, Bishopstone, Tidemills, Mount Pleasant and Denton. 

Admission £6, which includes a light buffet. Tickets available from dentonchallenge@gmail.com

 

Pasadena Roof Orchestra
Date: Saturday 11 March 2017 
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Village Hall, Park Road, BN2 7HL 
Town: Rottingdean 
Email: info@rottingdeanarts.org.uk 
Phone: 01273 911 512 

This legendary group opens the Rottingdean Spring Music Festival. 

Event Cost: £18 

Cliff Top and Undercliff Walk Litter Pick
Date: Sunday 12 March 2017 
Time: 10:30am 
Where: Howard Park, South Coast Road (beside "The Peacehaven", Crown Carvery) 
Town: Peacehaven 

Gloves, bags and litter pickers will be provided. 

Run by the Peacehaven Taskforce and Peacehaven Town Council 

Any queries, please contact Gary Johnson on: 07340 567 992

 

Harp Recital - Coffee Concert
Date: Sunday 12 March 2017 
Time: 12:00 Noon - 1:00pm
Where: Village Hall, Park Road, Rottingdean 
Town: Rottingdean 
Email: info@rottingdeanarts.org.uk 
Phone: 01273 300 894 

Rottingdean Spring Music Festival. Varied programme of music for harp by outstanding young harpist Elizabeth Bass. 

Cost: £10 

 

Social Dances
Date: Sunday 12 March 2017 
Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Where: Hilllcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, BN9 9LH 
Town: Newhaven 
Phone: 01323 898 813 

£5.00 per person includes tea and biscuits. 

Your first visit is free.

Murmurations of Mullet - Illustrated Talk
Date: Sunday 12 March 2017 
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Linklater Pavilion, Railway Lane BN7 2FG 
Town: Lewes 
Phone: 01273 487 798 

An illustrated talk by Steve Homewood. 

Local naturalist and photographer Steve Homewood has spent the last 4 years observing and trying to understand the strange and spectacular phenomenon of the River Ouse's population of Thin Lipped Grey Mullet. In the spring they congregate in their hundreds, in full view from the bank, at the fresh water outlet of the Winterbourne stream beside the Railway Land Local Nature Reserve. This culminated in a BBC TV Springwatch feature last year and a discovery that surprised everyone. 

Steve will be giving an illustrated talk and stunning display of underwater photographs, which should coincide with this year's appearance of these mysterious creatures. 

Donations, £5 suggested.

Mid-Sussex Orchid Society Show
Date: Monday 13 March 2017 
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Paradise Park, Avis Road, BN9 0DH 
Town: Newhaven 

The Society's annual show presents their collection and offers expert advice.

 

Mike & the Mechanics
Date: Monday 13 March 2017 
Time: 7:30pm 
Where: Brighton Dome, Church Street 
Town: Brighton 
Email: tickets@brightondome.org 
Phone: 01273 709709 

Mike + The Mechanics - a band that has sold over 10 million records worldwide - bring their Word of Mouth Tour 2017 to Brighton Dome. 

Guitarist and Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford joins forces with two new vocalists to create a new generation Mike + The Mechanics. They include Andrew Roachford, one of the UK's most prolific R&B singers (the man behind the classic Cuddly Toy) and Canadian Tim Howar whose band Vantramp toured with Rod Stewart and Paulo Nutini. Tim and Roachford share vocal duties: both add a new soulful dimension to the band's established sound. 

Together, they'll perform all of Mike + The Mechanics' massive 80s singles: The Living Years, Over My Shoulder, Silent Running, All I Need is a Miracle, Word of Mouth, Another Cup of Coffee and more. 

doors open 6.30 pm

Website: brightondome.org/event/9600/mike_and_the_mechanics/

Seaford & District Folk Dancing
Date: Monday 13 March 2017 
Time: 7:45pm - 9:45pm
Where: Downs Leisure Centre Sutton Road, BN25 4QW 
Town: Seaford 
Email: sylvia.reeve2@gmail.com 

Folk dancing with caller & music

Guesthouse Storytellers
Date: Tuesday 14 March 2017 
Time: 7:30pm 
Where: Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road 
Town: Newhaven 
Email: wizzie@uwclub.net 
Phone: 01273 512376 

Club night - "The Birds and the Bees". 

Make what you will of the title: stories of birds, of bees, and indeed any other form of winged life are very welcome, or you could be daring and choose to deal with the whole phrase. Be demure, inventive, playful, risqué, even bawdy. We are keen to see what you come up with! 

To book a slot to tell a story (ten minutes max) please email Elizabeth at the above email address or just relax, sit back and open your ears, because we need listeners too!

Website: https://guesthousestorytellers.com


Cash Prize Bingo
Date: Wednesday 15 March 2017 
Time: 2:00pm 
Where: Main Hall, Community House, Meridian Centre 
Town: Peacehaven 
Phone: 01273 585 493 

8 games for £4 plus snowball and flyer.

Website: www.peacehavencouncil.co.uk

Fire and Ice Walk!
Date: Wednesday 15 March 2017 
Time: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: St Wilfrid's Hospice, 1 Broadwater Way BN22 9PZ 
Town: Hampden Park, Eastbourne 
Email: fundraising@stwhospice.org 
Phone: 01323 434 241 

Looking for a way to challenge yourself? Then put your best foot forward this spring for St Wilfrid's, as you dare to bare your soles to the elements. For an exhilarating experience, either walk across hot coals or cold, sterile broken glass OR take on both if you dare. 

Defy the limits of what you thought was possible and raise money for the hospice at the same time. 

Both sponsored walks are run by Time4Change, a training and events company based in Nottingham. For over three decades instructor Cliff Mann has safely guided thousands of people from all walks of life over hot coals and broken glass. Your feet are in safe hands. 

It is important to bear in mind that there is no illusion or 'trick' to fire-walking or glass-walking. No special materials are used and nor are you hypnotised or put into any altered state of consciousness. 

Fire walk - £25 
Ice walk - £35 
Do both - £50 

Please be aware that the registration fee covers the cost of the event itself, so we really need you to aim high with your fundraising and try to collect a minimum of £150 from sponsors to help the hospice. 

Website: www.stwhospice.org/Support us/events/fire_and_ice_2017.asp

Peacehaven Cinema showing "La La Land"
Date: Wednesday 15 March 2017 
Time: 7:30pm 
Where: Main Hall, Community House, Meridian Centre 
Town: Peacehaven 
Phone: 01273 585 493 

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. 

Cert 12A 

Tickets £5 and can be purchased from the Information Office at the Meridian Centre. 

Doors Open at 7.00pm

Website: www.peacehavencouncil.co.uk


Charity Quiz Night
Date: Friday 17 March 2017 
Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Where: Beechwood Hall, Beechwood Road, BN7 3QG 
Town: Lewes 
Email: info@beverntrust.org 
Phone: 01273 021 241 

Charity Quiz Night with Bevern Friends, with all profits going to support people with profound disabilities. 

Tickets just £6pp or £30 for team of six with a Ploughman's supper included. 

 

Annual General Meeting of Seaford Museum
Date: Friday 17 March 2017 
Time: 7:00pm 
Where: The Little Theatre, Steyne Road 
Town: Seaford 
Email: info@seafordmuseum.co.uk 
Phone: 01323 898 222 

Followed by Kevin Gordon on "Secret Seaford Part 3" 

The museum not only records Seaford's long history from its days as a Cinque Port but also appeals to all age groups and all members of the family with displays including shops, tableaux and a fascinating collection of material from pre-historic times to the present day. 

Website: www.seafordmuseum.co.uk

Quiz Night in aid of Comic Relief Red Nose Day
Date: Friday 17 March 2017 
Time: 7:15pm 
Where: Telscombe Civic Centre, 360 South Coast Road BN10 7ES 
Town: Telscombe Cliffs 
Phone: 01273 589 777 

Teams of up to 6 people at £2 per person. 

Bring your own food and drink. Come along and have a fun night at this light-hearted quiz evening. 

Coastal Trail Running in the Seven Sisters National Park
Date: Saturday 18 March 2017 
Time: 8:00am 
Where: Birling Gap BN20 OAB 
Town: East Dean 
Phone: 01548 853 524 

An addition to the Coastal Trail running line up, in the eastern-most part of the South Downs National Park. Expect a few ups and downs as you negotiate the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head, expansive views and a connection to a wonderful grassy downland. 

Registration: Ultra: 7:15am - 8am, Marathon: 7: 30am - 8:15am, 
Half Marathon: 8:15am - 9:45am, 10k: 9:45am - 10:45 am 

Starts: Ultra: 8am - 8:30am, Marathon: 8:30am - 9:00am. Half Marathon: 10am - 10:30am, 10k: 11am - 11:30am.

Website: www.endurancelife.com

Green Woodworking at Frog Firle Farm
Date: Saturday 18 March 2017 
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Frog Firle Farm, Alfriston Road BN26 5TT 
Town: South of Alfriston 
Email: birlinggap@nationaltrust.org.uk 
Phone: 01323 423 197 

Come and join the National Trust's Rangers and learn the history of coppicing and woodworking on the South Downs. Using traditional tools and techniques you will make a rustic stool to take home. £10.

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events

Choral Workshop - Rutter & Lloyd Webber
Date: Saturday 18 March 2017 
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Village Hall, Park Road, BN2 7HL 
Town: Rottingdean 
Email: info@rottingdeanarts.org.uk 
Phone: 01273 911 512 

A choral workshop for keen choral singers with some sight reading experience on selected music by John Rutter and Andrew Lloyd Webber. 

Directed by Roy Wales. 

Event Cost: £15

 

Spring Open Day and AGM at Riverside Park
Date: Saturday 18 March 2017 
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Lewes Road Hut & Riverside Park, Lewes Road 
Town: Newhaven 

We start with a Spring I-Spy in the park; the AGM starts at midday. Find out the latest news on the flood alleviation works, what's happening in the Park and the plans for the future - become a member for £1 and find out how you can help. We'll be carrying out a spring tidy up and litter pick after the AGM. Refreshments provided for a donation. The event may finish sooner if the weather isn't good.

 

Lunchtime concert with Rosemary Kemp, piano and Julia Kemp, soprano
Date: Saturday 18 March 2017 
Time: 1:00pm 
Where: St. Leonard's Church, Church St., BN25 1HH 
Town: Seaford 

Rosemary is a former scholarship pupil and prize winner at the Royal College of Music, London. She has performed and taught piano, harpsichord and electronic keyboard profesionally. 

Julia was a music student and choral scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge and previously she sang in the National Youth Choir of Wales and in a number of regional ensembles. 

Free admission with a retiring Collection. 

Website: www.seafordparish.org.uk

Seaford Fair Trade Market
Date: Saturday 18 March 2017 
Time: 1:30pm 
Where: Clinton Centre, Clinton Place 
Town: Seaford 
Phone: 01323 491638 

Admission is 50p, (free entry for children if accompanied by an adult) includes Fairtrade coffee, tea, soft drink and tasty bites. The stalls are Fairtade clothing, crafts, food products etc. 

There will be a Children's Corner with face painting and a Fairtrade Raffle. 

What is Fairtrade? 
"Fairtrade is a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development. Its purpose is to create opportunities for producers and workers who have been economically disadvantaged or marginalized by the conventional trading system. If fair access to markets under better trade conditions would help them to overcome barriers to development, they can join Fairtrade." 

Website: www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/Fairtrade/

Newhaven Town FC v Loxwood FC
Date: Saturday 18 March 2017 
Time: 3:00pm 
Where: The Trafalgar Ground, Fort Road BN9 9DA 
Town: Newhaven 
Email: info@newhavenfc.co.uk 
Phone: 07949 957 877 

League match.

Hillcrest Cinema showing 'The Salt of the Earth'
Date: Saturday 18 March 2017 
Time: 7:30pm 
Where: Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, BN9 9LH 
Town: Newhaven 
Email: film@hillcrestcentre.co.uk 
Phone: 01273 512 376 

A very touching and beautiful documentary about life, love, loss, despair, redemption. The film is basically divided into two parts, with Wenders telling us about Salgado's life while Salgado talks about his photographs. The beautiful photos tell a troubling yet touching story and are the absolute highlight of the film. Seeing the images while listening to Salgado explain them, is the heart and soul of the film. 

By the end you will find yourself believing again and hoping that one day you could change the world. An uplifting and beautiful film. 

Tickets £5 available from Hillcrest Reception during the week, Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm. 

Doors open 6pm, cafe open for members and refreshments, meal and drink from £6.50.

Website: www.hillcrestfilm.bn9.co.uk


Rottingdean Spring Music Festival Choral Concert
Date: Sunday 19 March 2017 
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: St. Nicholas Church, Saltdean Vale, SBN2 8HA 
Town: Saltdean 
Email: info@rottingdeanarts.org.uk 
Phone: 01273 911 512 

African Sanctus by David Fanshawe, with Music Sounds by Paul Patterson & Cantique de Jean Racine by Fauré, English Concert Singers and Percussion Ensemble and Soprano soloist Allison Taylor. 

Conductor: Roy Wales 

Event Cost: £15 

Ray Cooney's - 'Out of Order'
Date: Monday 20 March 2017 
Time: 7:45pm 
Where: Theatre Royal Brighton, New Road 
Town: Brighton 
Phone: 0844 871 7650 

When a Government Junior Minister plans to spend the evening with one of the Opposition's typists in the Westminster Hotel, things go disastrously wrong - beginning with the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel's only unreliable sash window. Desperately trying to get out of an extremely sticky situation, things quickly go from bad to worse. 

This stellar company includes Shaun Williamson (EastEnders, Extras); Sue Holderness (Only Fools & Horses, Green Green Grass); Andrew Hall (Butterflies, Coronation Street); Susie Amy (Footballers' Wives); James Holmes (Miranda). 

Recognised as 'the master of farce' (The Telegraph), Ray Cooney's credits also include Run For Your Wife, Funny Money and Move Over Mrs Markham.

Website: www.atgtickets.com/shows/out-of-order/theatre-royal-brighton/#overview_tab

Seaford & District Folk Dancing
Date: Monday 20 March 2017 
Time: 7:45pm - 9:45pm
Where: Downs Leisure Centre Sutton Road, BN25 4QW 
Town: Seaford 
Email: sylvia.reeve2@gmail.com 

Folk dancing with caller & music

The 27th Sussex Beer and Cider Festival
Date: (Starts) Thursday 23 March 2017 - Saturday 25 March 2017 
Time: 5:00pm 
Where: Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road BN2 9XZ 
Town: Brighton 
Email: peter.mitchell39@btopenworld.com 
Phone: 07950 895 767 

There will be 150+ beers + 40 perries/ciders, plus a range of food will be available to include vegetarian options. 

Ticket prices vary between £5 and £8, details on the website. 

Sessions on Thursday 23rd 5pm-10pm, Friday 24th 11am-3pm and 5pm-10pm, Saturday 25th 11am-7pm. 

Website: www.sussexbeerfestival.co.uk


Seaford Community Cinema - Things to Come
Date: Friday 24 March 2017 
Time: 7:30pm 
Where: Seaford Cinema, Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, BN25 1QL 
Town: Seaford 
Phone: 07515 403 520 

Nathalie, a philosophy teacher, has a seemingly settled existence, but beginning with the bombshell revelation that her husband of twenty-five years is leaving her, one by one the pillars of Nathalie's life start to crumble. With nothing to hold her back, Nathalie sets out to define this new phase of her life and to rediscover herself. This is an intelligent, soul-searching look at what it means to create a life of one's own. 

Cert. 12A 

Tickets, £5 members, £6 non-members, £3.50 for children 14 and under, available via the website or from the Tourist Office.

Website: www.seafordcinema.org/screenings/things-to-come/


Newhaven Town FC v Horsham YMCA
Date: Saturday 25 March 2017 
Time: 3:00pm 
Where: The Trafalgar Ground, Fort Road BN9 9DA 
Town: Newhaven 
Email: info@newhavenfc.co.uk 
Phone: 07949 957 877 

League match.

 

Lewes Concert Orchestra
Date: Saturday 25 March 2017 
Time: 4:00pm 
Where: Trinity Church, Southover High Street 
Town: Lewes 
Email: info@lewesconcertorchestra.org 

Berlioz, Haydn, Leopold, Mozart, Bizet and a suite of music from Mary Poppins. 

Audience invited to bring an instrument and join in on a couple of extra, simple pieces. 

Refreshments available. 

Tickets £10 in advance/ £12 on the door/£5 under 18's and students. 

Website: www.lewesconcertorchestra.org

Ouse Valley Singers
Date: Saturday 25 March 2017 
Time: 7:30pm 
Where: St Pancras Church, The Street, 
Town: Kingston, near Lewes 

The Singers present Spring Forward. A seasonal celebration marking the arrival of Spring with a medley of music from Baroque to traditional, folk and sprituals. 
Tickets £10 including a glass of wine. Free entry for children under 12. 
Proceeds to St Pancras Church, Kingston. 

Seaford & District Folk Dancing
Date: Monday 27 March 2017 
Time: 7:45pm - 9:45pm
Where: Downs Leisure Centre Sutton Road, BN25 4QW 
Town: Seaford 
Email: sylvia.reeve2@gmail.com 

Folk dancing with caller & music

The Stranglers
Date: Tuesday 28 March 2017 
Time: 7:00pm 
Where: The Dome, Church Street 
Town: Brighton 
Email: tickets@brightondome.org 
Phone: 01273 709709 

The Stranglers plus Special Guests 

The Stranglers will be back on the road again in March 2017 and coming to Brighton Dome. Following the sell-out success of their Black and White Tour in March last year, the group will, this time, present the Classic Collection to coincide with the planned re-release of the entire Stranglers studio album catalogue from the period 1977-82. 

Drawing from this expansive and impressive catalogue that spans some 40 years, the Stranglers will enthral audiences with an exciting mix of material, all bearing the distinctive signature style of this most enduring of British bands; driving rhythms, anthemic melodies, quirky time signatures and occasional dark humour, held together by those trademark rumbling bass lines and swirling keyboards. 

One of the UK's most exciting, credible and influential British groups, the Stranglers are riding high on the crest of a resurgent wave of popularity. They continue to out-rock many on the live circuit, including much younger bands, and their existing large and loyal fan base has swelled in recent years as new converts join the ranks. With record-breaking, sell-out shows and festival appearances throughout the UK and the rest of the world, public demand to hear and see the group has never been so high; true testament to their considerable musical talent and the enduring quality of their songs. The legendary Ruts DC promise to deliver a memorable addition to the tour as special guests. 

Website: brightondome.org/event/10584/the_stranglers/


'The Lost Village of Tidemills' an illustrated talk by Kevin Gordon
Date: Wednesday 29 March 2017 
Time: 7:00pm 
Where: Newhaven Fort, Fort Road BN9 9DS. 
Town: Newhaven 

Today, there is not much to see of the village of Tidemills which once stood between Newhaven and Seaford, but Kevin has gathered a wealth of pictures and first-hand information about this thriving community with its mill, children's hospital and racing stables. The village lasted from the 18th Century until the Second World War when it was demolished. 

Tickets are £6 each and include the talk, a hot drink and cake! Call 01273 517 622 or pop into the Fort to book.

Website: www.newhavenfort.org.uk


Mixed Doubles (An Entertainment on Marriage) - Evening Theatre
Date: (Starts) Thursday 30 March 2017 - Saturday 01 April 2017 
Time: 7:45pm 
Where: Meeching Hall, Fort Road 
Town: Newhaven 
Phone: 01273 515 566 

For its spring production Meeching Amateur Dramatics will be performing a series of funny and thought-provoking small plays, monologues and duologues, dealing with relationships through the different age groups. These small plays by well-known writers like Alan Ayckbourn, Harold Pinter, George Melly and Fay Weldon all have the theme running through them, providing an entertaining evening of theatre. 

Tickets £8, from our box office, Meeching Estate Agents, High Street, Newhaven, telephone humber as above or contact Tony 07912 965 507. 

 

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