Talks

An Evening with Wocket Woy & The Producer plus Friends

Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead

Thursday February 22, 7.30pm

Tickets £25. Parental discretion advised

Wocket Woy and The Producer will be interviewing a selection of sportspeople including Olympic rider Gemma Tattersall, show jumper Rupert Whitaker, breeding, producing and event centre expert Shirley Light from Pyecombe Shows, Sussex Equine Hospital director Ed Lyall, National Hunt jockey Leighton Aspell, Grand Prix rider Mark Ruddock, showing breeder and producer Oliver Burchell and showing expert and judge James Van Praagh. The evening is in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley, and the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.




Dr Phil’s Health Revolution

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Saturday February 24, 8pm

Tickets £15/NHS staff £12

Dr Phil Hammond, an NHS doctor working in chronic fatigue, an investigative journalist for satirical magazine Private Eye and a BBC radio presenter, comedian and author, explores how to live and die well, how to survive the NHS and how to help it survive.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.




Bee-Friendly Garden Plants

Friends Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester

Tuesday February 27, 7.30pm-9.30pm

SWT members £3/SWT non-members £4

Monica Lucas gives an illustrated talk on bee-friendly garden plants.

Visit sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk.




Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I?

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Tuesday February 27, 8pm

Tickets £18/TOM’s Friends 15% off. Age 14+

Griff Rhys Jones, the star of Not The Nine O’Clock News, Smith & Jones and Three Men in a Boat, tells stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies from his 40 years of travelling down rivers, up mountains, into Africa, out of India and across the arid wastelands of the BBC canteen. Picture: Dean Chalkley.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.




Peter Snow & Ann Macmillan: War Stories

Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing

Friday March 2, 7.30pm

Tickets £17.50/concs £16.50/FWT £15.50/with book £37, £36 and £35

Husband and wife Peter Snow, the former Newsnight anchor, and Ann Macmillan are the authors of War Stories: Gripping Tales of Courage, Cunning and Compassion, an account of ordinary men and women swept up in the turbulence of war. These are the stories – many untold until now – of 34 people who have pushed the boundaries of love, bravery, suffering and terror beyond the imaginable, stories that span three centuries and five continents. The talk is followed by a book signing.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.




International Women’s Day Celebration

Cafe-bar, Brighton Museum, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton

Saturday March 3, from 10am

Free

In a joint celebration of International Women’s Day by Brighton Dome, Brighton Women’s Centre and Brighton Museum, this specially curated programme of events includes speakers, activists, workshops, arts & crafts, causes and campaigns, and fun for families.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit brightondome.org.




An Audience with Katie Price

Theatre Royal Brighton, New Road, Brighton

Sunday March 4, 7.45pm. Age 14+, 14-16-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

Tickets £24.15-£60

TV star and former glamour model Katie Price, formerly known as Jordan, talks about her life stories and performs her new single I Got U. Katie, who is from Brighton, is currently a panel member on ITV’s Loose Women and famously appeared on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here…. There’s a chance for a VIP meet and photo opportunity with Katie.

Read our feature on Katie Price.

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit atgtickets.com.




My Life Story featuring Ricky Hatton

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing

Friday March 9, 7.30pm (with individual entry times)

Tickets £10-£50

British former professional boxer Ricky Hatton held multiple world championships at light-welterweight and one at welterweight, and is ranked by BoxRec as the best British light-welterweight of all time, the third best in Europe, and 11th best worldwide. He tells the story of his life, with the evening including a Q&A with Ricky plus entertainment from comedian Jed Stone.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.




Sussex Women’s Suffrage Marchers

The Keep Archives, The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton

Wednesday March 14, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Tickets £3

In July 1913, a march from Brighton to London brought together women suffragists from across Sussex – from Eastbourne to Littlehampton, Horsham, Cuckfield, and East Grinstead. They represented branches of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies, led by Millicent Garrett Fawcett. Because NUWSS methods were emphatically non-militant, its members never gained the notoriety of Mrs Pankhurst’s ‘suffragettes’, and, at a provincial level, reporting of their activity depended on a sympathetic local press. This talk by author and local historian Frances Stenlake shows how, in Sussex, the columns of supportive newspapers reveal unprecedented political mobilisation on the part of these law-abiding but committed women.

Phone 01273 482349 or visit thekeep.info.




Andy Kirkpatrick – Psychovertical: A Higher Education

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Thursday March 15, 7.30pm

Tickets £17

Andy Kirkpatrick is a British mountaineer, big-wall climber and winter expedition specialist. He has soloed the most difficult routes in the world and is also an award-winning writer and film-maker. His new show, which coincides with the release of the film Psychovertical by director Jen Randell, looks back at 40 years of climbing and adventures.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.




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