insideSUSSEX Magazine Issue 08 - October 2015 - Page 25

EVENTS Victory Street Art Project // 3 Oct The ambitious art project at Newhaven Fort (building a model of Newhaven as it was in 1945 and including areas of bomb damage and a VE Day street party) continues. Throughout the season visitors will be able to attend art workshops to create the model from the very basic contours of the land to the more intricate streets and houses. All sessions are facilitated by Carol Havard of Art Techniques. Workshops are included in the price of entry to the Fort, but places should be booked in advance. Woodland Weekend // 4-5 Oct Visitors can learn about woodland crafts in 300 acres of ancient woodland which is SSSI listed (Site of Special Scientific Interest). Hollie Ryan, visitor programme manager, predicts a great weekend for children and parents. She says: “You can toast marshmallows on the campfire, build a den and follow a Geocache trail in the woods.” Geocaching has become a very popular pastime worldwide and Hollie says: “It’s like a big game of hide and seek. We will give visitors a handheld GPS unit and a list of co-ordinates where boxes of ‘treasure’ are hidden. When you get to each location you have to search carefully for a box.” 11.15am, 1.15pm, 3pm. Price: £6.50 (children £4.30) Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven BN9 9DS www.newh / 01273 517622 10am. Price: £12.20 (children £6.60) Nymans, Handcross, near Haywards Heath RH17 6EB / 01444 405250 Michael Palin // 3 Oct In the course of his two-hour show, Michael brings to life 30 extraordinary years, from the end of the 1960s when his oldest child, and a new series called Monty Python’s Flying Circus, took their first faltering steps, to the end of the 1990s when Python had become the most influential comedy team in the world and Michael was a hugely successful television traveller. The diverse directions of his career will be illustrated by a rich and often rare archive of film, video, photos, and recordings. As forthright about failure as he is baffled by success, Michael shares with the audience the often hilarious, always honest, and occasionally downright embarrassing experiences of a life that can't resist a challenge. Frank Sinatra: His Way // 7 Oct Come and enjoy the songs and remarkable story of Frank Sinatra – his 'rise and fall and rise', from band singer with Tommy Dorsey, to 1940’s 'pop idol', to his fall from popularity in the late 40s, to recording some of the most famous songs and albums in the world. Awardwinning singer Robert Habermann tells the whole unexpurgated story, singing many of Sinatra’s wonderful songs including: “Come Fly With Me”, “Fly Me To The Moon”, “Witchcraft”, “You Make Me Feel So Young”, “Strangers In The Night”, “My Way”, “New York New York” and many more. 7.30pm. Price: £31.50 Congress Theatre, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne BN21 4BP / 01323 412000 7.45pm. Price: £10 The Hawth Studio, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ / 01293 553636 Apple Affair // 3-4 Oct West Dean Gardens’ Apple Affair is a celebration of the best of the British autumn harvest including the impressive apple harvest from West Dean’s own orchards and pumpkins and gourds from the Victorian Kitchen Garden. West Dean Apple Affair is held during the British Food Fortnight which runs from 19th September to 4th October 2015. Visitors can bring their own apple varieties along for identification and shop at around 30 artisan stalls offering seasonal produce and products. Live music throughout the weekend will be provided by Lady & The Dukes, FB Pocket Orchestra, The Kites and Steel Strum, and other local bands. 3 Gone Blonde // 8 Oct An all new, all blonde evening of true diva style. Marilyn Monroe, Doris Day, and Dusty Springfield – this intimate cabaret show takes you through the 50s, 60s, and 70s with three of the biggest stars of all time. 9pm. Price: £13.50 The Rialto Theatre, 11 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3FE / 01273 725230 10am. Price: from £8.25 West Dean Gardens, Near Chichester PO18 0RX / 01243 818210 25