Local events

JANUARY

4th JANUARY 2020
Stargazing with Eastbourne Astronomical Society
Western Lawns, Eastbourne, 17:00 to 19:00.

10th JANUARY2020
“Bird Families of the World” by John Buckingham
John is paying a return visit. Iden Village Hall, 19.30 – 21.00.

12th JANUARY 2020
Dress Up Your Dog Day
1 human FREE per hound! Hastings, 10.00 – 17.00.

16th JANUARY 2020
The Wizard of Oz
Shepherd’s Theatre, Little Common Community Centre, TN39 4SQ. Tickets from Elisabeth Doust: 01424 222801 / 077960923610 or on the door. Thursday 16th and Friday 17th January at 19:30 and Saturday 18th January at 14.30 and 19.30.

17th JANUARY 2020
Towner International: Open Call at Towner Art Gallery

19th JANUARY 2020
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000.

24th JANUARY 2020
“A Life with Rhinos” by Berry White
We welcome Berry as a new speaker. Iden Village Hall, 19.30 – 21.00.

25th JANUARY 2020
Big Beach Clean
Rye Harbour, 10:00 – 12:30. Monthly litter picks for the whole family, helping to remove plastics and other litter from the marine environment.
Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible
Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones. The White Rock Theatre, Hastings.

26th JANUARY 2020
Spirit of the Dance
The International smash hit. Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000.

28th JANUARY 2020
Caravan Palace
High energy French electro swing. De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea.

30th JANUARY 2020
Tom Fitzpatrick’s Take Five Jazz Club
The Stage Door, Eastbourne, 20:30 to 22:30. 01323 415509

FEBRUARY

1st FEBRUARY 2020
Stargazing
Eastbourne Astronomical Society at Western Lawns, Eastbourne, 17:00 to 19:00.

2nd FEBRUARY 2020
World Wetlands Day Walk 1
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is a Ramsar International wetland site and 2nd Feb is World Wetlands Day. Rye Harbour, 10:00 – 14:00.
World Wetlands Day Walk 2
An evening short walk around our saltmarsh looking at wetland birds as they feed and roost on the nature reserve. Visiting a couple of our bird watching hides. Rye Harbour, 15:00 – 17:00.

6th FEBRUARY 2020
The Classic Rock Show
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000.
Winter Owls at Rye Harbour
This is a great time of year to observe owls on the hunt. We’ll look to try and observe this magnificent avian predator, whilst learning more about their captivating lives. 6th Feb 2020 to 15th Feb 2020 Open 15:00 – 17:00

8th FEBRUARY 2020
Paul Carrack – 20/20 Tour
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000.

11th FEBRUARY 2020
Explosions in the Sky
The American post-rock quartet from Texas are fresh on the heels of their sixth album, The Wilderness, as they bring their emotive mini-symphonies back to the UK stage as part of a non-stop European tour. De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea.

14th FEBRUARY 2020
“Rye Harbour Nature Reserve at 50”
By Dr. Barry Yates. Fifty years of our local nature reserve. Iden Village Hall, 19.30 – 21.00.

15th FEBRUARY 2020
The Musical Box
A reproduction of classic Genesis concerts featuring all the hits alongside replica props and visuals. The White Rock Theatre, Hastings.

16th FEBRUARY 2020
Dog First Aid Course
Conqueror Hall, 13.00 – 16.30. Learn emergency life saving skills in this fun and interactive half day course. CPD accredited and trading standards approved. A must for any dog owner or professional. For more info and to book www.dog-first-aid.com/sussex.

17th FEBRUARY 2020
Educating Rita
Devonshire Park Theatre,
17th – 22nd February 2020.

18th FEBRUARY 2020
Beginning Bird watching in Winter
Flummoxed by Finches? Baffled by Buntings? Stumped by Sandpipers? If you need assistance with your Avocets or help with your Herons, this is the event for you. Rye Harbour, 10:00 – 12:00.

19th FEBRUARY 2020
Strandline Stroll
Wrap up warm for a stroll along the beach when winter’s stormy seas may have brought in many interesting things to find. We will also clean up any litter as we go. Rye Harbour, 10- 12noon.

20th FEBRUARY 2020
Anton & Erin
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000
Fairport Convention
Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders. De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea.

21st FEBRUARY 2020
Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival
Friday 21st – Tuesday 25th February. UK’s largest Mardi Gras celebration which showcases Hasting’s thriving music scene – opening its doors to a wealth of musical talent. Hastingsfattuesday.co.uk
Milkshake Live
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000

22nd FEBRUARY 2020
Rye Bay Scallop Week
The 18th Rye Bay Scallop Week is scheduled for Saturday 22nd February – Sunday 1st March 2020. Scallop.org.uk
Rob Beckett – Wallop
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000

23rd FEBRUARY 2020
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000.

26th FEBRUARY 2020
Hastings International Piano Concerto Festival
An internationally-renowned competition for young concert pianists from around the world compete in the White Rock Theatre, Hastings. 26th February to 8th March.

25th FEBRUARY 2020
St Wilfrid’s Pancake Race
Eastbourne Town Centre.

26th FEBRUARY 2020
Queen Symphonic
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. 01323 412000.

27th FEBRUARY 2020
Tom Fitzpatrick’s Take Five Jazz Club
The Stage Door, Eastbourne. 20:30 to 22:30. 01323 415509

28th FEBRUARY 2020
“A Woodland Year” by Simon Ginnaw
This is Simon’s first visit. Iden Village Hall, 19.30 – 21.00.

29th FEBRUARY 2020
Stargazing
Eastbourne Astronomical Society at Western Lawns, Eastbourne. 17:00 to 19:00.