Talks

Kendal Mountain Festival UK Tour 2018

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Thursday March 15, 7.30pm-10.30pm

Tickets £15/u25s £10

The Kendal Mountain Festival is on its 2018 UK tour, which features films and talks from some of the world’s greatest adventurers. It celebrates some of the wildest places on earth.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.




An Evening with Brian Blessed

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Friday March 16, 7.30pm

Tickets £27

Actor Brian Blessed, known for his booming operatic voice and hearty portrayals on film and television, talks about his career on stage and screen, including anecdotes from Flash Gordon, Black Adder, I Claudius and Z Cars as well as his appearances in Shakespearean productions. Also an avid climber, he has conquered Everest and Kilimanjaro.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.




Football Legends Live! – Peter Shilton, Jimmy Case and Ray Wilkins Presented by Mark Lawrenson of BBC Match of the Day

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton

Monday March 19, 7.30pm

Tickets £26.65-£55.15

Discussing their brilliant careers ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup are Peter Shilton, the most capped England player, Manchester United and Chelsea star Ray Wilkins, and Brighton and Liverpool midfielder Jimmy Case. The event is presented by Mark Lawrenson, TV presenter and ex-Brighton, Liverpool and Ireland star. VIP tickets are available for pre-show meet & greet opportunities.

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit atgtickets.com.




Sussex Salon

Brighton Museum Lab, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton

Monday March 19, 7.30pm

Tickets £7/concs £5, includes a glass of wine

Sussex Salon is a regular discussion night in partnership with the University of Sussex. Tonight’s topic is: is there life after life? for those who have suffered a wrongful conviction. Paddy Armstrong spent 15 years in prison for a crime he did not commit and says, “The truth is, I’ve lived three very different lives: the one before prison, the one in prison; and my life since then. It has taken me years to make sense of it all but now I’ve found a voice to speak about it.”

Phone 01273 709709 or visit brightondome.org.




An Evening with Ant Middleton

White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings

Wednesday March 21, 7.30pm

Tickets £25.50/Friends £1.50 off

Adventurer, survival expert, TV presenter and former elite forces soldier Ant Middleton shares his experiences and exploit as an explorer and expedition leader. He has taken on some extraordinary challenges in the military and for his TV roles in SAS (Who Dares Wins), Mutiny and Escape. As well as relating his life in the military, he goes behind the scenes of his TV shows to give an insight into what really goes on, and reveals his future TV projects.

Phone 01424 462288 or visit whiterocktheatre.org.uk.




An Evening with Ant Middleton

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing

Thursday March 22, 7.30pm

Tickets £24/concs £22.50/FWT £20.50

Adventurer, survival expert, TV presenter and former elite forces soldier Ant Middleton shares his experiences and exploit as an explorer and expedition leader. He has taken on some extraordinary challenges in the military and for his TV roles in SAS (Who Dares Wins), Mutiny and Escape. As well as relating his life in the military, he goes behind the scenes of his TV shows to give an insight into what really goes on, and reveals his future TV projects.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.




Rock N Roll Politics Special with Steve Richards

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

Friday March 23, 7.30pm

Tickets £13

Award-winning columnist and broadcaster Steve Richards gives a new behind-the-scenes guide to what’s happening and why. The audience is invited to get involved and shape the discussion.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.




Jason Donovan and his Amazing Midlife Crisis

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

Friday March 23, 8pm

Tickets £25

Neighbours actor and pop star Jason Donovan is on a tour with a twist – it’s an autobiographical show centred around his 50th birthday as he tells tantalising tales from his life. There will be new stories and some songs.

Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.




An Evening with Paul Gambaccini – The Professor of Pop

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Friday April 6, 7.30pm

Tickets £24.50

BBC radio DJ Paul Gambaccini reveals how he started life in the Bronx and became The Professor of Pop in the UK. He uses clips of the artists he has known and talks about Elvis Presley and The Beatles, his experience at Rolling Stone magazine and his years in radio. He also discusses the three crises of his life: the challenge to his American generation of the Vietnam War, enduring the era of AIDS and surviving a hostile encounter with the Metropolitan Police.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.




Eastbourne in the 1950s & 1960s

The Keep Archives, The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton

Wednesday April 18, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Tickets £3

From bombsites to Bobby’s department store , this illustrated talk by local historian Paul Jordan looks at how Eastbourne was rebuilt after the bombing raids of the Second World War: where people shopped, the cinemas and dance halls they visited and how the skyline changed with the building of the South Cliff Tower. It will also cover the theatres and the entertainers that appeared, such as Bruce Forsyth at the Hippodrome. And do you remember Frankie Vaughan and Sabrina? They caused a sensation when they visited the town in the 1950s.

Phone 01273 482349 or visit thekeep.info.




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