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June 29 2012.

The weekend is with us once again and, as ever, there is stacks to do here in the Haven area to keep you amused and entertained or fit and healthy. So get out there and support your local businesses and clubs and have a Havenly weekend.

Friday night is Music Night and is all kicks off with popular local band Random rocking it up at The Hampden Arms from around 9.00pm.

Over in Seaford, Folk Rock band Bucklers Reel are playing at The Cinque Ports, DJ Gary Powell is mixing the sounds at the Shore Bar and at the VBar it is the return of the Foam Party Evening, this time in aid of Seaford Down's Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group - turn up and get wet. Also check out:  

Saturday morning sees the action start in Newhaven with the weekly market in the High Street and then a wander down to the Fire Station for the Open Day from 10.00am through to 3.00pm

Saturday is also Seahaven Veterans' and Armed Forces Day at the Martello Tower and Lawns. Lots happening, so for further information CLICK HERE PLEASE.

Armed Forces Day continues on into the evening at Newhaven Fort for the Armed Forces Jazz Night from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Enjoy an evening of live jazz in an atmospheric WWII setting with 'The Full Complement' jazz band. Dance the night away in your 1940s clothing (optional) and celebrate the work of our armed forces. Tickets cost £11.00 and are available from Newhaven Fort by calling 01273 517622.

Seaford Football Festival is taking place on both Saturday and Sunday at the Downs Leisure Centre, so get along and have a kick, or learn how to fall over and make out you are injured. Refereeeee! 

Another event running across the weekend is The Sussex Beacon Garden Gadabout, in aid of the Sussex Beacon - Local garden Arcadia at 66 Hawth Park Road, Bishopstone, Seaford, BN25 2RQ is a large steep hill-side garden on an unusual mix of clay and chalk soil. Over the past few years the mixed borders and fruit and vegetables have all been developed and enlarged. At the bottom of the garden is a small wild garden with views to a neighbouring wildlife pond.

Meeching Valley Primary School Summer Fete runs from 11.00am to 3.00pm at Valley Road. Entry is just 50p for adults and free to children. There will be many stalls with a lot of exciting new ones this year. All welcome even if you are not connected with the school.

Into the evening and one of our favourite bands, Welcome to Nutsville will be leading a 'Hawaiian Party' at the VBar. Appropriate, or indeed inappropriate clothing optional. As long as there is 'some' clothing.

Round at the Shore Bar another really great band, Dr Scardo, will be rocking from 9.00pm onwards.

On to Sunday and as part of National Gardens Scheme. the gardens at Driftwood, 4 Marine Drive, Bishopstone, Seaford and 8 Sandgate Close, Seaford will be open from 11.00am. Tea, Coffee cakes, photograph & painting exhibition. Entry to both gardens £4, full details at  

Newhaven Tennis Club has another Open Fun Day from 10.00am to 2.00pm at Court Farm Road. Free try out of tennis for adults and children of all ages. For full details telephone 01273 512162 or visit the club website at  

Sunday night and the music plays on at the Cinque Ports with Markham and Lodge from 5.00pm.

If we missed anything, or any details are wrong or change for whatever reason, then drop us an email at and we will spread the word.

For a full listing of events and details of times and places, go to the Haven News WHAT'S ON or CLICK HERE.

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