February 17 2012

Pictured: Head to Newhaven Lifeboat House on Saturday for the RNLI Quiz Night.

We may say this a lot, but this weekend really is JAM PACKED with events to get you out, about and entertained in Newhaven and Seaford. Our ever-growing WHAT'S ON section has come up tops once again, providing all you need to know about all your truly local events, but for now here's our increasingly popular preview of what to expect in the Haven area this weekend...

Start your weekend by heading over to the Seven Sisters in Seaford tonight for its Pub Quiz from 7pm. It's only £3 a head and prizes include cash and alcohol, wahey!

Later on, Seaford Royal British Legion is the place to be as Paul Downes, billed as 'One of the greatest acoustic guitarists in the world', plays upstairs at Seaford Folk Club from 8pm, whilst downstairs it's your turn to take the spotlight with Karaoke from 8.30pm.

Once again, The Hampden Arms offers some great Friday night live music, this week from popular covers band AKA. Head up there for an 8.30pm start. Or get there early and enjoy a quick snifter. Or two.

The Ark isn't letting the side down either, with country duo Something Blue taking to the stage of Newhaven's premier quayside music venue from 9pm.

Tonight is also the second-to-last chance to catch Seaford Little Theatre's latest play - Habeas Corpus. It starts at 7.45pm, with the final performance taking place on Saturday night.

And in case you have forgotten already, remember - don't let the Newhaven Swingbridge disrupt your journey out on the towns tonight - it's opening at 7.30pm, probably just as you're heading out the door, so plan ahead!

On Saturday morning you lucky Haven folk have got two chances to meet your local decision makers; Norman Baker will be at Newhaven Council Offices in Fort Road with his weekly surgery from 9.15am, and Newhaven Town Councillors will be holding a Street Surgery at Sainsbury's between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Either way, it's a great chance to make your thoughts on local issues heard.

On Saturday afternoon there's your usual chance to watch some local football, and with both Newhaven and Seaford first teams playing away this weekend, why not go and support Seaford Town Reserves as they play Shoreham Reserves at The Crouch in Seaford. Kick-off at 3pm.

Start Saturday evening in a civilised manner with a Wine Tasting Social Event at St Peter's Church in Seaford from 6.45pm, or head over to Newhaven Lifeboat House for the RNLI Quiz and Fish & Chips Night from 7pm.

There's yet more Karaoke on Saturday evening, this time at The Cinque Ports in Seaford from 8pm, or at the Seaford British Legion there is the popular return of The Officials, playing anything from Country to Rock 'n' Roll, also from 8pm.

Back in Newhaven, new band Black Cat Bone debut at The Ark from 9pm. Why not go along and give them a welcome to the local music scene.

The third Sunday of the month has rolled round once again, meaning it's time to wrap up warm and join the Friends of Tide Mills Monthly Beach Clean-up. Why not get down to the Tide Mills car park from 10am and help the team keep our beautiful beach clean! Watch out for those infamous gates on the railway crossing though. If you are strong enough to open the gate, you might qualify for a place on the Olympic weightlifting team. Unless it has broken again...

Who needs to leave the Haven when you've got that lot going on? You'll deserve another weekend off after all that!

For a full listing of events and details of times and places, go to our WHAT'S ON page.

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