With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…­­­­­


What? The Story of Guitar Heroes

Where? Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne

When? Friday 31st January 2020

“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!” Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to experience in one amazing show! This phenomenal live concert style 'rockumentry' is performed by the extraordinarily talented and renowned musician: Phil Walker, and his exceptional band.


What? Crowborough Farmers Market

Where? Crowborough & District Social Club Car Park, Croft Road, Crowborough, East Sussex

When? Saturday 25th January 2020

Come down to this local farmer’s market and experience the best produce, food and drink on offer. The perfect way to spend a Saturday with family, friends or your other half. Pick up some great items, and find some bargains from 9am – 1pm.


What? Beyond the Ordinary Mind Body Spirit Event

Where? Lansdowne Hotel, King Edward’s Parade, Eastbourne

When? Saturday 25th January 2020

Are you ready to go Beyond the Ordinary? Imagine having a fabulous day out, where everyone is focused on making sure you have the best possible experience. A day filled with opportunities to nurture yourself, explore new ideas and get spiritually connected to the cosmos.


What? CODA to Rock the White Rock!

Where? White Rock, Hastings

When? Saturday 18th January 2020

CODA – a Tribute to Led Zeppelin are Europe's most exciting and authentic tribute to Led Zeppelin, featuring incredible replica costumes and instruments, with a live sound and look unmatched by any other. The first set of the show will consist of the classic Led Zeppelin II album, featuring such great tracks as Whole Lotta Love, Ramble On and lesser-played but still awesome tracks like Living Loving Maid and the Lemon Song, and the second set will be packed with all the classics, showstoppers and rockers such as Stairway to Heaven, Rock and Roll and much more!


What? Michael Putland – The Music I Saw

Where? Lucy Bell Fine Art, 46 Norman Road, St Leonards on Sea

When? Various dates throughout January

Lucy Bell Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition of large scale and vintage prints from Michael’s extensive body of work. Michael Putland has photographed many of the great musicians of our times. In 1973 he was hired to become tour photographer for The Rolling Stones European Tour, which lead to a life-long relationship with The Stones, and resulted in some of their most enduring portraits, many of which are candid behind the scenes shots.


What? Rye Market

Where? Rye cattle market, rye, East Sussex

When? Thursday 2nd, Thursday 9th, Thursday 16th, Thursday 23rd, and Thursday 30th Jan 2020

Come down and grab yourself a bargain at one of East Sussex's biggest hard standing markets. Everything you need in one place including: fruit and veg, bakery, fresh flowers, olives, cards and gifts, garden goods, household items, and lots of different clothing stalls for all ages, material and book stall, hats, socks and underwear, bedding, luggage, shoes, a knitting wool stall, pet food, tools, and even an old fashioned auctioneer butcher.


What? Bodiam Castle – British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition

Where? Bodiam Castle, Bodiam, near Robertsbridge, East Sussex

When? Until Sunday 5th January 2020

Visit the castle and discover some stunning wildlife photography in this exhibition. The British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition at Bodiam Castle will showcase stunning photographs of British wildlife, celebrating both the work of amateur and professional photographers and their ability to capture the beauty and diversity of the nature on our doorsteps. No booking needed.


What? Bateman’s – ’Just So Animals’ winter garden trail

Where? Bateman’s, Bateman’s Lane, Burwash, East Sussex

When? Sunday 1st December 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020

Get out and about in the garden at Bateman's and discover the hiding places of the 'Just So Animals'. Jungle animals will be making an appearance in the garden this winter. Follow the trail to find them and receive a prize at the end. Perfect for children!