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April 6 2012.

Top local band The Riffz are playing a rare casual gig at the Harbourside tonight. No uniforms, no set list, just playing their favourites and yours from 8.45pm. A talented bunch having a fun night. Join them.

Well, despite all the grim weather forecasts, the sun is shining in a clear blue sky as the Easter weekend bursts into life here in the Haven. So let's all get out and enjoy it and support our local events....

The Good Friday evening breaks with free pool down at The Ark in Newhaven from 5.00pm, while up at the Hillcrest Centre this evening there is fine mix of Ballroom Dancing and Ladies Boxing and at the Shakespeare Hall there is a Dance Moves class.

Over the river and Denton and South Heighton Youth Club is open to all 13 to 18 year olds. We don't know where it is, but call Kay Watts on 01273 517250 and she will tell you. For the over 18s The Hampden Arms sees the return of, not just a local band, but the 'home' band, Brass Monkeys, playing a mix of Dr Feelgood, ZZ Top, Tom Petty, Steve Earle, Black Crowes, Led Zep and more from 8.45pm. For a preview of Brass Monkeys go to:

Top local band The Riffz are playing an informal gig along at The Harbourside from 8.45pm and they always deliver a lively set across all styles.

Saturday morning and once again you can kick it into life with a Zumba Fitness Class from 9:30 - 10:30am at the Hillcrest Centre, then wander over to the Newhaven Market in the High Street for a bargain. Better still you can catch a Free Open Air Concert performed by the Maestro Academy Players from 12 noon outside the Newhaven Town Centre Post Office.

Saturday evening sees a choice of music in Seaford, with great covers band Kangaroo Juice at The Bay Tree from 8.30pm and AKA playing live at The Shore from 9.00pm. Down the road at the V-Bar the Bonanza Team are back playing House and Techno from 9.00pm

Over at The Ark in Newhaven, Saturday Night is Karaoke Night from 8.00pm and YOUR turn to take the mic and give it your best. Go on - you KNOW you want to....

Easter Sunday offers yet another great local covers band Welcome To Nutsville at The Ark in Newhaven from 8.45pm while Markham and Lodge play The Old Boot in Seaford from 7.00pm. If it's a Quiz Night you want,  the Cinque Ports is the place to be. No start time advised - Maybe that's part of the quiz.....?   

Easter Monday and it's Kids Day at The Ark in Newhaven from 12 noon through to 4.00pm. The fun and games for the youngsters is based in the back garden with an Easter Egg Hunt, Fancy Dress Competition, Face Painting, Plant Your Own Tomatoes and Harvest to Get a Free Meal, plus prizes and much more!

Well that's it for another week. You might notice that The Ark in Newhaven has got a lot of mentions here. Well, that's because they have a lot going on AND THEY TELL US ABOUT IT!

So don't be shy. If you have an event, let us know about it. Send us an e-mail at

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

Remember - If you are an event organiser, then please e-mail the details of your event to