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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Thurs 30th January 2014 The Hawth Crawley Tickets £21 The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has been delighting audiences and selling out performances since 1985. After roof-raising, foot-stomping shows last year at the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall in London, and Carnegie Hall in New York, their 2013 world tour continues apace, into 2014, with shows in Britain, USA, France, Switzerland and Germany. Eight performers, eight instruments, eight voices with no gimmicks they’ve brought houses down with catchy, emotive, stomping and toe tapping songs, banter and wit. Anarchic, funny, virtuosic, thought-provoking and mind blowing, the UOGB’s crash through popular music; a footstomping obituary of rock and roll and melodious light entertainment in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies. Verdi’s La Traviata Thu 27th February White Rock Theatre, Hastings Tickets £27 - £30 After the huge success of La Boheme in 2013, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House are delighted to bring you another world class Opera, La Traviata. This is an Opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave – a tragic and resonant story of love, society and morality shrouded in sacrifice and misunderstanding. The title La Traviata means literally The Fallen Woman, or perhaps more figuratively, The Woman Who Strayed. Based on La Dame aux Camélias, a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, La Traviata combines compelling characters with hug