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February 10 2012

Pictured: Rock and Blues band Shakedown play live at The Hampden Arms tonight.

The weekend is with us once again, so why not put a cold and bleak week behind you and 'Hit the Haven' and enjoy all the music, arts, entertainment and sporting action that awaits you here on your very doorstep. Well, almost...

It all kicks off tonight with the start of Seaford Little Theatre's latest production - Habeaus Corpus, an Alan Bennett comedy directed by Gini Comyns in which 'permissive society is taken to task'. Performances start at 7.45pm and continue nightly until Saturday 18th February, or catch the Saturday matinee tomorrow at 2.30pm.

As usual, theatre's not your only live offering for a Friday night out in the Haven area. Following on from its 20th anniversary celebrations last week, Seaford Folk Club carries on the party with the four voices of Crownstreet as they bring old and new songs and all 12 of their instruments to the Royal British Legion from 8pm.

Meanwhile, over the other side of town, David Fennel also stars from 8pm over at Seaford Constitutional Club. You may wonder what it is that David Fennel does. Well if you don't go, you won't know. Or if you do know, perhaps you can tell us...

As for South Heighton, Shakedown will be hitting The Hampden Arms with their Rock and Blues tunes from around 8.30pm.

If you're out and about very early on Saturday morning, then look out for the Newhaven swing bridge opening at 00.50. A little later in the morning Norman Baker will be at Seaford council chambers with his weekly surgery from 9.15am, so feel free to pop in to discuss any local issues.

Stay in Seaford for the early part of the afternoon to catch Rosmery Kemp's Lunchtime Piano Recital at St Leonard's Church from 1pm, then head over to The Crouch at 3pm to see Seaford Town Football Club take on Dorking Wanderers in their second division match. There's more local football over at Fort Road in Newhaven as the lads kick off against Hurstpierpoint at 3pm.

There seems to be a bit of a Saturday night tribute band special on the cards for all you lucky Haveners. Get over to The Royal British Legion in Seaford for popular UB40 Tribute Band 'Del' from 8.45pm.

Back in Newhaven, you can always count on The Ark to bring you some great live music, and this week's no exception as Bon Jovi Tribute Band, 'Bad Medicine' showcase their brand new line-up in their first gig of 2012, from 9pm.

On Sunday its Chinese New Year come...late, as Seaford Twinning Association welcome members, and anyone else who would like to join them, to celebrate with a meal at Tangs Chinese Reastaurant in Seaford. Lunch is six pounds per head but you'll need to book, so hurry!

Have a good one!

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