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? Nature Tots

Where? Seven Sisters Country Park/Friston Forest

When? Wednesday 13th November and Wednesday 20th November

Bring your little ones along to help them explore the natural world. This will involve getting to know the forest school site and the fire circle, woodland activities, stories and lots more! Each week will have a different theme which will always be based in a special forest school site with a fire circle as a central focus for each session. Children will learn to become confident in the woodland setting, learn basic skills, explore their natural surroundings, including storytelling, singing and lots of woodland activities. Campfire, warm drink and mud provided.


What? Christmas Fair

Where? The Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings

When? Saturday 30th November 2019

You’ll find a wonderful warm welcome awaits you at The Sara Lee Trust annual Christmas Fair. There will be lots to see and do to get you into the festive spirit, including a variety of stalls selling handmade gifts, unique stocking fillers, fabulous decorations and much more. The full list of stallholders will be added soon. There will also be live music, a festive fashion show and you can even meet the big man himself, Father Christmas.


What? INTO FILM FESTIVAL – The Secret Life of Pets 2

Where? The Picture House, Uckfield, The Picture House, High Street, Uckfield

When? Friday 22nd November 2019

The second film in The Secret Life of Pets franchise reunites us with Jack Russell terrier Max, his family and the cast of pets that live in his apartment building. The Secret Life of Pets 2 is charming animated fun that intertwines lessons on growing up and responsibility with slapstick humour and very cute animals!


What? Rat Pack Christmas Show

Where? Civic Centre, East Sussex

When? Saturday 16th November 2019

The star-studded cast of The Rat Pack Christmas show has achieved many accolades and awards after appearances worldwide, including seasons in The West End, A Royal Command Performance and numerous TV shows including Strictly Come Dancing for The BBC. Together the singers amaze audiences with their recreation of the music of Sinatra, Martin and Davis, in a fabulous show, which brings the style and excitement of the Las Vegas heyday to vivid life. Including all the great hits – My Way, Mr Bojangles, New York New York, Amore and Many more.


What? Eastbourne Tribute Event

Where? Kings Centre, Eastbourne

When? 16th November

5 top UK tribute acts perform at each Tribute Event. Top rated professional acts in their own right, they provide an awesome experience for the audience with songs and performances that everybody will know and love. This event brings you the best and biggest well known rock and pop artists/bands tributes: Pink, Bruno Mars, Stereophonics, The Killers, Oasis. Along with these top artists the event will have a fully licensed bar serving a wide range drinks to suit everybody plus awesome fresh street food that will be available all day.


What? Sleeping Beauty

Where? The Meridian Centre, Greenwich Way, Peacehaven

When? 30th November

The Players’ traditional family panto is full of song, dance and lots of laughs! The King and Queen are shocked when an evil witch places a curse on their daughter Katrina. On her eighteenth birthday the Princess will prick her finger on a spindle and die. The good fairies are able to have this spell commuted: she will just sleep for a hundred years. The curse is duly fulfilled despite all the King and Queen’s efforts. But fear not, for help is on the way in the shape of Prince Stephan aided by Katrina’s brother Prince Arfer, and a happy ending is assured.


What? Boutique and Artisan Christmas Gift Fair

Where? East Sussex National Resort, Uckfield

When? Wednesday 20th – Thursday 21st November 2019

Hundreds of unique and festive gifts await you at the Boutique and Artisan Christmas Gift Fair, being held at the East Sussex National Hotel. Over 60 high end gift exhibitors, ranging from Christmas Chic to Fabulous Boutique, Designers & Artisan Makers, will be selling a huge array of gifts for the trickiest on your Christmas present list. From winter fashion & jewellery, gifts & toys, Christmas decorations & homeware, beauty products, artisan items to food & drink. The fair offers something for everyone, to suit every taste and every budget.


What? Dulwich Prep Christmas Fair

Where? Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook Coursehorn Kent

When? Saturday 30th November 2019

The Dulwich Prep Christmas Fair brings together a host of exciting stalls, from gifts, homeware and art, to jewellery, fashion and toys. The addition of delicious local produce, refreshments and children's entertainment ensure this is set to be a fun day out for the whole family.