Roselands and Seaside

Danny La Rue's costume maker Annie Galbraith and wig'dresser Steven Metcalfe SUS-150714-114402001
Danny La Rue's costume maker Annie Galbraith and wig'dresser Steven Metcalfe SUS-150714-114402001

A JAZZ BRUNCH: with the Sue Richardson Duo will be held at the Leaf Hall in Seaside on Sunday July 19, when swinging jazz and original music is promised from a trumpeter and singer, with Andy Dunbar on the guitar. The doors open at 11am with music starting at 11.30am. Entry is £8, which includes your first tea or coffee and a pastry. For enquiries, call 325764 or email

DUE TO ILLNESS: the American singer-songwriter Gerard Kenny will be unable to entertain at the Ladies’ Lunch Club lunch on Tuesday July 21, and so it has been decided to cancel the lunch on that day altogether. An additional lunch with an alternative speaker will take place at a later date. The next planned lunches will be on Tuesday August 18 when broadcaster Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart will be speaking about life as a broadcaster on programmes such as Junior Choice, Family Favourites, Top of the Pops, and Crackerjack. On Tuesday September 8 Timespan Historical Presentations will entertain with 1001 Knights: Life at the Court of King Henry VIII. To book call 731451 or email Lunches are held at the Langham Hotel in Royal Parade. There is no membership fee to join the Ladies’ Lunch Club, just pay for any lunches that you would like to attend.

THE FIRE SHOES: is an entertaining children’s show, but with a relevant and topical message for children of all ages, and will be at the Leaf Hall on Tuesday July 21 at 7pm. Doors open at 6.30pm. It is a show specifically for children to take part in and will be performed by students of Helena’s Flamenco School with support from some professional performers. Tickets are now on sale at £10 for adults, £9 for under 12s. Call 325764 or email

WITH THE SCHOOLS: due to break up for their summer holiday next week, the Redoubt Fortress in Royal Parade will be opening Pirate School from Thursday July 23 to Tuesday September 1, which is being run on a drop-in basis, any time between 11am–4pm, with an entry fee of £3 per child. Climbing the rigging, pirate language, sword fighting and much more, will be part of the swashbuckling curriculum in a bid to add even more fun for families visiting the fortress this summer. Family activities will be led by a Pirate Captain, and mischievous mutineers can expect to become shark bait when they walk the plank. With pirate dressing-up, sea shanty singing and digging for treasure, the new recruits will have to earn their new pirate name to become a fully qualified brigand, before a photo opportunity with their fellow adventurers to mark their graduation. Children must be accompanied by an adult and indoor activities will be available in wet weather. Souvenir photos are available for an additional fee. For information, call 410300.

A JAZZ LUNCH: with music from The Carl Greenwood Trio will be held at the Langham Hotel, Royal Parade, on Sunday July 26. For bookings and enquiries, call 731451.

PARKINSONS UK EASTBOURNE BRANCH: next meets on Tuesday July 28 when David Homewood will be showing and demonstrating examples from his collection of vintage gramophones. The meeting commences at 2pm in the hall of Christ the King RC Church in Princes Road. For further information, telephone Rob on 769599.

SEAWARD HO! HANG THE TREASURE: is the next talk in the Carry On Curator series at the Redoubt Fortress and will be on Tuesday July 28, when curator Damian Etherington will speak about a range of objects in the museum’s collection, from secret documents to shiny coins, that could be treasure. Visitors will be able to handle, talk about and discover the hidden stories of the objects that are not normally accessible to the public. The talk is from 2pm-3pm and is free with the normal museum entry charge. For bookings and enquiries, telephone 410300 or call into the Redoubt reception.

FILM FORUM: meets in the Brodie Hall of Christ Church on Friday July 31 at 7pm when a full length feature film will be shown, followed by a short general discussion. The theme will be ‘Scandal of the lost children’. The cost is £2 per person. Due to licensing restrictions the title of the film cannot be advertised, but information can be obtained by calling 749653 or visit the website

A RECENT EXHIBITION: of Danny La Rue’s costumes, wigs and memorabilia in the Sovereign Suite of the Langham Hotel resulted in over £400 in donations from visitors, which will be donated to Cancer Research UK. Danny La Rue died from cancer in May 2009.

A QUIZ NIGHT: held at Christ Church raised £450 for church funds. The organisers would like to thank everyone who attended the evening. The next Quiz Night is planned for Saturday October 10.

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