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? Murder, Margaret and Me

Where? Devonshire Park Theatre, 8-10 Compton Street, Eastbourne

When? Tuesday 22nd October and Sunday 27th October

Lin Blakley (Eastenders, BBC) will be stepping into the shoes of Agatha Christie for the UK tour of Philip Meeks’ critically acclaimed play Murder, Margaret and Me, directed by Damian Cruden (Artistic Director, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre). Come down and learn the story of an unlikely friendship between famed actress Margaret Rutherford and world-renowned Queen of Crime Agatha Christie.


What? Autumn Fayre

Where? 45 Eversley Road, Bexhill on Sea

When? Saturday 12th October 2019

Don’t miss this autumn fayre and a chance to get some Christmas shopping done early. Visit and enjoy a cup of tea and cake along with many new items for sale this year including ladies and men`s nearly new clothes, luxury items, music, original artists paintings, bric-a -brac, toys, games, ornaments and more all at very reasonable prices.


What? Halloween Night

Where? Outside the Old Bathing Hut Café, De Larr Warr Parade, Bexhill on Sea

When? Thursday 31st October 2019

Come along to this Halloween night fundraising display with Halloween decorated cars and drivers at the Pavilion outside The Old Bathing Hut Café on the Sea Front. Free to go, and with plenty of refreshments and scary things to do, this will be the perfect night to spend with family for Halloween!


What? Tots Play Halloween Discovery Tots

Where? All Saints Church Hall, All Saints Lane, Sidley, Bexhill

When? Thursday 31st October 2019

“For Babies who Love to Learn using their Whole Body and all their Senses” – This programme recognises that babies learn with their whole body and all their senses. Here, they introduce a whole range of activities and techniques to help you and your baby get more out of your play times in ways that are not only beneficial for baby’s development, but also lots of fun. A one-off Halloween special, come down and get spooky!


What? Just Desserts

Where? St John’s Parish Hall, Brittany Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea

When? Saturday 26th October

‘Just Desserts’ by Craig Sodaro is an interactive comedy murder mystery – the audience is invited to question the suspects and solve the clues hidden around the venues. The best part? Tasty desserts in the play will be available to eat among many others! Shades Theatre Company is putting on this production, so why not try the desserts, join in the fun, and solve the clues!


What? First aid for Parents

Where? All Saints Church Hall, All Saints Lane, Sidley, Bexhill

When? Friday 11th October 2019

A two-hour first aid course with First Aqua! They will cover all aspects of first aid likely to be needed by parents including: Baby/ child – Resuscitation and choking, Bleeding and wounds, Burns and Anaphylaxis. To give peace of mind, and gain essential skills needed in an emergency, come along and learn.


What? Walk for Dementia

Where? Combe Valley Café and Discovery Centre, Freshfields Road, Bexhill

When? Sunday 20th October 2019

Come and join for a 3 mile walk around the gorgeous Combe Valley Country Park to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's Research UK. With information stands, interactive stands, talks and so much more to help you, or someone you know who suffers from dementia, the aim is to raise some money while standing with those affected.  


What? The Vampires Charity Ball

Where? The View Hotel, Grand Parade, Eastbourne

When? Thursday 31st October 2019

Monster mash your way down to this unique and exciting Halloween event hosted by Age UK East Sussex! The ticket price will include; bubbly on arrival, a 3 course meal, raffle, Halloween quiz, DJ and Dancefloor. Fancy dress is encouraged! And most importantly all profits will go to support Age UK’s healthy living clubs which are vital to help older people make new friends, stay active, mobile and improve their wellbeing.