Four things to do in East Sussex

Wondering what to do over the next few weeks? Here are four of the best events.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 2:42 pm
Worbey and Farrell. Photo by Scott Barron

Amazing duo demonstrate the piano’s true potential

Brighton & Hove Philharmonic Society Ltd presents Worbey and Farrell – Rhapsody at the Brighton Dome on Sunday, March 1 (2.45pm).

Music lovers are invited to discover the double act who ‘declassify’ classical music.

The supreme showmen have entertained all over the globe and achieved millions of hits on YouTube with their sparky comedy and superb piano-playing.

“We like to think of the piano as a symphony orchestra,” said Steven Worbey. “We like to utilise the piano to its full potential.”

Each of the pieces performed in this concert is a unique arrangement, which can take months to finesse. Their version of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, described by Worbey as “very rhapsodic”, took a year to orchestrate. With Prokofiev’s classic Peter & the Wolf, the audience are told to expect a very different ending.

Tickets cost £14.50-£42.50 on 01273 709709 or visit www.brightondome.org.

Outstanding character comedian visits Seaford Head

Comedy Seaford presents award-winning stand-up Will Franken at The View, Seaford Head Golf Course, on Friday, February 21 (8pm).

The outstanding character comedian will headline the event with support from Luca Cupani, Sarah Charsley and host Julie Jepson.

A spokesperson said: “From Sedalia, Missouri, Will headed to New York to find his fame and fortune. He taught in Harlem, performed in Greenwich Village, did voice-overs for Heineken, Sprint and Volkswagen and headed to San Francisco where he became a cult figure.”

Will’s solo show, ‘Good Luck With It’, debuted at the New York International Fringe Festival to rave reviews. Tickets £10 from www.the-view.co.uk or on the door.

Classic blues in Hailsham from The Rhythm Kings

Bill Wyman’s former band, The Rhythm Kings, play Hailsham Pavilion on Saturday, February 29 (7.30pm, £26.50).

There is no Bill these days but most of the band have been around since its formation in 1996. In that time they have played with some of the greats including Elton John, Tina Turner, Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Muddy Waters and Aretha Franklin.

Greg Harewood, whose session and live work has seen him playing bass alongside James Brown and Barry White, has taken over from Wyman and will be joined by other virtuoso musicians delivering classic rhythm and blues.

Call 01323 841414 or visit hailshampavilion.co.uk.

Beer tasting raises funds for Hospices of Hope

Following the success of last year’s event, Hospices of Hope is holding its second beer tasting at the Crowborough Cross on Thursday (Feb 27, 7pm).

The charity has teamed up with Sussex Brewery, Bedlam, which will let people sample a variety of beers. Tickets cost £15 and include the tasting and a burger. Visit www.hospicesofhope.co.uk.

Community fundraiser Jay Finch said: “We had such a good time last year that we decided to hold another. We are very grateful to Bedlam Brewery for providing their beers and expertise, to the Crowborough Cross for hosting the event and to Peter Oliver Homes for sponsoring the evening.”

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