History

25/01/2015, 01/02/2015, 08/02/2015, 15/02/2015 and 22/02/2015 – Winter Roast and Roam at Bodiam Castle – Join one of the costumed interpreters for a guided tour of the castle and the surrounding grounds. Then treat yourself to a hearty 2-course Sunday roast lunch in the Wharf Tea room.  Booking is essential on 01580 831324 £25 per person.  More info.

Music

18/01/2015 Elvis Day Spectacular at the Azur, St.Leonards on Sea– Fundraising for Jake’s Splash of Delight! See four award-winning Elvis tribute artists.  You are invited to perform an Elvis song for a chance to appear at Porthcawl Elvis Festival.  Prize for the best dressed 50’s or Elvis costume.  Great prizes in the raffle and auction. £12.50 in advance, £15 on the door Ring 03336663366 to book or 07446961083 for enquiries.

20/01/2015 Mrs Yarringtons Music Club is at the Senlac Inn, Battle. This date showcases the vocal talents of Anna Phoebe. More info.

31/01/2015 Winter Warmer Concert is at St.John the Evengelist, Pevensey Road, St.Leonards on Sea – Hastings Sinfonia is joined by International Soloists for an evening of popular classical music including Nimrod, Nessum Dorma, Skates Walkz and lots more.  £10 , children under 12 free.  More info.

Exhibitions

24/01/2015 – 10/05/2015 Ladybird by Design is at the De La Warr Pavilion and will feature over 200 original illustrations covering a selection of Ladybird books from the 1950’s to early 1970’s.  For those of us who grew up learning to read with these books, it will be a sentimental wander back in time.  More info.

31/01/2015 – 12/04/2015 Chantal Joffe: Beside the Seaside is at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings.  A major exhibition of works, featuring powerful portraits of women and children, combining insight, integrity and humour.  Joffe paints using large brush-strokes and distortions to capture personality and a sense of movement. More info.

Nature

25/01/2015A Winter Ramble around Pett Level – Join some of the reserve team on a walk spotting the wintering birds on the levels and in the reed beds of Pett Level.  Bring your own lunch and binoculars if you have them.  Meet at the roadside pool at Pett Level – TQ903146.  Donations appreciated but no booking necessary. More info.

Comedy

24/01/2015   Comedy Night – Blackstock Farm, Hellingly.  An evening of rib-cracking live comedy from some of the best up and coming stand up talent – featuring 5 comedians.  Bar and gourmet burger menu.  Admissions by booking only. Theatre seat £6.95, shared table £7.95 pre person or private table (up to 10 people) £69.95 More info.

Wedding Fair

18/01/2015  – Blackstock Wedding Fair – Everything you need to plan your perfect day under one roof.  Food tasting, venue showcase, flowers, cakes, cars, specially selected suppliers and more.  Free entry and parking, no booking required.  Fair Exclusive – promotional prices for venue hire.  More info.

Gardening

12/01/2015 Great Dixter House and Gardens, Rye – Get hands-on with an introduction to soil basics and early pruning under the tutelage of Edward Flint – Head Gardener at Tidebrook Manor.  Refreshments and lunch included and 10% discount on plant sales for attendees.  £80 per person. More info

 

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