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5th Oct: Tom Moore and Archie Churchill-Moss

Tom Moore and Archie Churchill-Moss

Having toured with some of the biggest and brightest acts on the British folk scene, Tom Moore and Archie Churchill-Moss perform at The Capitol, Horsham, on Friday 5 October at 7.45pm. Moore and Moss, shortlisted for the FATEA Instrumental Album of the Year 2017, push the creative boundaries for English instrumental music. Tickets £12 from (01403) 750220 or www.thecapitolhorsham.com

5 October: Lipstick on your Collar

Lipstick on your Collar

Tickets are selling fast for Lipstick on your Collar, returning to Horsham on Friday 5th October 2018. Fresh from it's West End debut at The Leicester Square Theatre, Lipstick On Your Collar are  set to lift the roof off the Capitol with their spectacular show, playing an array of classic hits from the golden era of music. From the birth of Rock 'n’ Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion and beyond, expect tight harmonies, excellent vocals and plenty of dancing in the aisles.  The show will include hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Buddy Holly, Brenda Lee, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black, Sandi Shaw and many more musical legends. Ticket are £24 each, and are available to purchase online at www.thecapitolhorsham.com/whats-on/all-shows/lipstick-on-your-collar/7812 or via the box office on (01403) 750220.

6th Oct: Horsham Model Railway Club Exhibit

Horsham Model Railway Club

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Horsham Model Railway Club is holding a model railway exhibition at the Drill Hall, Denne Road, Horsham, on Saturday 6 October, from 10am - 5pm. There will be 14 layouts at various scales and gauges, with traders selling new and second-hand model railway items. Sunny Hill will be there as a ‘have-a-go’ layout for young visitors. Entry £5 (Under 16 £2/U10 free). The club has over 50 members who meet every Wednesday at the St Leonard’s Church Hall, Cambridge Road, Horsham. www.horshammrc.org.uk

9th Oct: Sir Michael Parkinson at The Capitol

Sir Michael Parkinson

Sir Michael Parkinson relives historic and iconic moments from his remarkable career at The Capitol, Horsham, on Tuesday 9 October, at 7.30pm. In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, the show provides a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at Sir Michael’s journey from humble upbringings in a Yorkshire mining town, to becoming one of the most familiar faces on television, interviewing the likes of Nelson Mandela, Marlon Brando and Mohammed Ali. Tickets cost £28.50 from (01403) 750220 or at www.thecapitolhorsham.com

10th Oct: Nish Kumar at The Capitol

Nish Kumar

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Nish Kumar brings his new show ‘It’s in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves’ to The Capitol, Horsham, on Wednesday 10 October, at 8pm. Nish, a familiar face thanks to his TV work (The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You) presents jokes about politics and mankind’s capacity for self-destruction. Tickets £21 from (01403) 750220 or www.thecapitolhorsham.com

11th Oct: Timothy Wilcox Talk on Watercolours

Watercolour by WM Sandby

Horsham Museum & Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibition to celebrate 250 years of making, debating and exhibiting art at the Royal Academy. The Museum’s exhibition will explore the historic and sometimes uneasy relationship between the Royal Academy and watercolours, showcasing paintings by Royal Academicians past and present. The display includes work by Humphrey Ocean RA, Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy. Thanks to funding from the Royal Academy’s RA250 event, support from The Art Fund, as well as assistance from Toovey’s of Washington, the Museum has supplemented its own collection with over 30 watercolours on loan from Sussex galleries and private lenders. Alongside the exhibition, the Museum will host children’s art workshops, as well as talks by leading watercolour historians at The Capitol. Timothy Wilcox‘s talk on ‘Watercolour in Britain in the 20th Century: Mainstream or Margin?’ is held on 11 October at 7.30pm.

13 Oct - 19 Dec: Charity Christmas Card Shop at Museum


The Horsham Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening its doors on Saturday 13 October at Horsham Museum, Causeway. The shop sells a wonderful range of great value cards, wrapping paper and gift tags from local and national charities. Manned by volunteers, it will be open at the Museum until Wednesday 19 December.

13 Oct: Coolham Live Music Club Anniversary Gig

Coolham Live Music Club

Coolham Live Music Club hosts its fifth anniversary gig on Saturday 13 October. The club has hosted some of the best artists and bands in the country, performing blues, jazz, soul, Americana and more. The club has raised almost £8,000 for Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice in the process. October’s line-up will include Elles Bailey (with guitarists Joe Wilkins and Will Edmunds), Dave Ital (who has played for the likes of Beyonce, Tom Jones, Nile Rodgers and Craig David), with his Rhythm and Blues Band, and London-based soul songstress Georgia Van Etten, who proved a huge hit on her previous visit to Coolham. Tickets cost £25 from Rich at coolhamtickets@gmail.com and are likely to sell quickly.

14 Oct: St Catherine's Hospice Countryside Walk

St Catherine's Hospice Walk

Join St Catherine’s Hospice on Sunday 14 October for a challenging hike through the Sussex countryside. The full hike is 13 miles, with nine and four mile routes also available, making this a family friendly event, suitable for dogs. The route takes in historic landmarks including Balcombe Viaduct, Ardingly Reservoir and Wakehurst Place Seedbank. Registration is £8 for adults (£10 on the day) and £5 for children. Registration on the day opens at 9am at Victory Hall, Balcombe, where the walk begins. Register online at www.stch.org.uk/slh

16 Oct: Neil Oliver at The Capitol

Neil Oliver

Neil Oliver brings his tour ‘The Story of the British Isles in 100 places’ to The Capitol on Tuesday 16 October, at 7.30pm. During his 20 years travelling to every corner of the country and filming BBC2’s Coast, Neil has fallen in love with the country all over again. Hear in his amusing and entertaining way what it means to him and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful land. Tickets cost £23.50 from (01403) 750220 or www.thecapitolhorsham.com

16 Oct: HDAG Talk by Dr Janet Pennington


Dr Janet Pennington talks to Horsham District Archaeology Group at Beeson House, Southwater, on Tuesday 16 October, at 7.30pm. Dr Pennington talks about her childhood memories and influences while growing up in an archaeological family, headed by her father Eric Holden (1911-1989). All welcome, members free, non-members £3. Light refreshments available. For information call (01903) 872309 or email horshamarch@hotmail.co.uk

18th Oct: Greg Smith Talk on Watercolorists

Horsham Museum watercolour collection

Horsham Museum & Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibition to celebrate 250 years of making, debating and exhibiting art at the Royal Academy. The Museum’s exhibition will explore the historic and sometimes uneasy relationship between the Royal Academy and watercolours, showcasing paintings by Royal Academicians past and present. The display includes work by Humphrey Ocean RA, Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy. Thanks to funding from the Royal Academy’s RA250 event, support from The Art Fund, as well as assistance from Toovey’s of Washington, the Museum has supplemented its own collection with over 30 watercolours on loan from Sussex galleries and private lenders. Alongside the exhibition, the Museum will host children’s art workshops, as well as talks by leading watercolour historians at The Capitol. Greg Smith’s talk on ‘Thomas Girtin: A Royal Academy and The Republic of Watercolorists’ is held on 18 October, at 7.30pm. www.horshammuseum.org

27 Oct: Horsham Sports Club Fireworks

Horsham Fireworks Display

Horsham Sports Club hosts its 9th annual firework display on Saturday 27 October at 7.30pm. The display by Aurora is set to music, whilst other attractions include vintage fairground rides, hot food stalls, a beer tent and music from Strobe. Tickets cost £7 with on the gate tickets (if available) priced £10 (children under 5 free) from Horsham Sports Club, M&J News in East Street, Horsham or https://www.horshamsportsclub.com

30 Oct: Mountain Bike Superstar Steve Peat at Capitol

Steve Peat

Mountain biking superstar Steve Peat tells the story of his illustrious racing career at The Capitol on Tuesday 30 October, at 7.30pm. In Bikes & Beers, Steve takes audiences on the journey that saw him rise from plumbing to become one of the most successful men’s downhill racers of all time in pursuit of the World Championship. An incredible story of how a man who wouldn’t back down earned his place as a legend in the sport. Tickets cost £18 from (01403) 750220 or www.thecapitolhorsham.com

2 Nov: Holbrook Club Fireworks Night


The Holbrook Club’s fireworks night is held on Friday 2 November, with the display starting at 7.30pm. Attractions include entertainer Tomfoolery, bouncy castles, BBQ and live music. For ticket information visit https://www.theholbrookclub.co.uk

3 Nov: Brighton Road Baptists Art Group Exhibition

Art Exhibition

Brighton Road Baptist Church Art Group will hold their 10th annual art exhibition on Saturday 3 November, from 10am - 4pm. Free entry. Light lunches, teas, coffee and cakes will be served in the Church Hall.

3 Nov: Horsham Rugby Club Bonfire & Fireworks


Horsham Rugby Club at Hammperpond Road, Horsham, RH13 6PJ, hosts one of the biggest and best bonfire night and fireworks displays on Saturday 3 November. Gates open at 5pm with the main display at 8pm. The crowd can expect a fantastic display plus music, a hog roast and fairground rides.
Early bird tickets (until 15 October) cost £5 from the club as well as outlets including The Candy Box, The Capitol and New Street Butchers. 

4 Nov: Ashington Armistice Centenary Concert

Armistice Concert

The Ashington Armistice Centenery Concert with the Sussex Band of the Royal British Legion, will be held at the Ashington Centre, Foster Lane, RH20 3PG, on Sunday 4 November, from 6.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door with light refreshments available.

6-10 Nov: HAODS presents Follies


HAODS presents Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical Follies at The Capitol on Tuesday 6 0 Saturday 10 November. Its 1971, 30 years after the last performance of the Follies Girls and a reunion like no other is taking place before the Weisman Theatre is torn down. The Follies girls laugh, cry, boast and reminisce the evening away, haunted by their younger selves as they perform the song and dance numbers from the pinnacle of their fame. Tickets cost from £17.50 from (01403) 750220 or www.thecapitolhorsham.com

9 Nov: Ashington School Fireworks Night


Ashington CE School hosts its fireworks extravaganza on Friday 9 November. Gates open at 5.30pm with fireworks by Aurora at 7pm. There will also be a BBQ, amusements, raffle and stalls.Tickets £3 from the school and Ashington Pharmacy. 


10 Nov: MACK featuring Tommy Hare at Coolham

Cool ham Live Music Club

 MACK featuring Tommy Hare and special guest Duncan Menzies will perform at Coolham Live Music Club on Saturday 10 November.Fronted by Tommy Hare whose great lyrics, engaging stage presence and deep soulful voice have made him a popular choice with club regulars. The following week (17 November) sees the Georgia van Etten Band and Crossfire Lite take to the stage, with Dani Wilde and her band part of the line-up on 8 December. There is no licensed bar so feel free to bring your own refreshments. Tickets available from coolhamtickets@gmail.com www.coolhamlivemusicclub.com

12 Nov: Doug Eaton Signing at Waterstone's

Doug Eaton

Ashington writer Doug Eaton’s third book commemorates the centenary of the end of the First World War. Lest We Forget: The Most Outstanding First World War memorials includes a selection of war poems and little-known war facts. Doug will be talking about the book at Waterstones in Horsham on Monday 12 November at 6.30pm.

17 Nov: West Sussex Philharmonic Choir at St Mary's

West Sussex Philharmonic Choir

West Sussex Philharmonic Choir presents a ‘Celebration of Mozart’ at St Mary’s Church, Causeway, Horsham, on Saturday 17 November, at 7.30pm. Enjoy Mozart’s Requiem in D minor and Laudate Dominum from Vespers, Eine kleine Nachtmusik and Clarinet Concerto in A major. With soloist Peter Cigleris with the Sinfonia da Chiesa and conductor Stephen Hope. Tickets cost £14 (students £7) on the door or from Horsham Piano Centre and Waterstones. www.westsussexphilharmonicchoir.org.uk

17 Nov: Horsham Painting Group

Horsham Painting Group

Horsham Painting Group will hold its autumn exhibition and sale at the Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, on Saturday 17 November from 10am - 4pm. Original works by members of the group will be on sale. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. For further details call (01403) 257784.

23 Nov - Whitney, Queen of the Night at Capitol

Whitney - Queen of the Night

Whitney - Queen of the Night comes to The Capitol, Horsham, on Friday 23 November, at 7.30pm. This award-winning production remembers the music of Whitney Houston, with hits including I Wanna Dance With Somebody, I’m Every Woman, Run to You and I Will Always Love You. Tickets cost £25.50 from (01403) 750220 or www.thecapitolhorsham.com

24 Nov: Horsham Chamber Choir Christmas Concert

Horsham Chamber Choir

Horsham Chamber Choir will launch its 2018-19 season with ‘A Continental Christmas’ at St Mary’s Church, Causeway, Horsham, on Saturday 24 November, at 4.30pm. The concert includes 18th century festive music from France and Germany, including Charpentier's Messe de Minuit and Cantatas by J.S.Bach, accompanied by strings, flutes and organ. Tickets cost £13 (U-18s £6) on the door or email information@horsham-chamberchoir.org.uk

24 Nov: Horsham Fair Trade Market

Fair Trade Market

Horsham Fair Trade Christmas Market will be held at St Johns RC Church Hall (near Wilko) on Saturday 24 November, from 10am – 4pm. Enjoy over 20 stalls, a Fairtrade café, children’s activities, charity stalls and a raffle. http://www.fairtradehorsham.org.uk

14 Dec - 6 Jan: Sleeping Beauty at The Capitol

Nicola Hume (Heart FM) playing Fairy Good Heart and Nicole Faraday (Bad Girls, Emmerdale) playing villain Carabosse

Hollyoaks actor James Fletcher,  Heart FM’s Nicola Hume, Ben Ofoedu (Phats and Small) and Nicole Faraday are among the stars of the Capitol’s festive pantomime, Sleeping Beauty. With a mix of musical theatre and pop songs, jokes and audience participation, it promises to be a festive feast of family entertainment. Performances are held from 14 December - 6 January 2019. www.thecapitolhorsham.com

30 Nov: An Audience with Kate Humble

Kate Humble (Image: Tim Martin)

The Capitol hosts An Audience with Kate Humble on Friday 30 November, at 7.30pm. Kate talks about her new book, Thinking on my Feet, as well as her life working with wildlife. There's also a unique chance to go ‘behind the camera’ as Kate describes how the programmes are made, along with anecdotes about filming. The second series of Kate's popular BBC programme Back to the Land will air in 2018. Tickets cost £24.50 from (01403) 750220 or www.thecapitolhorsham.com

8 Dec: Twinning Association Carol Concert

Pleasure Singers

Horsham District Twinning Association presents a carol concert in English, German and French at the Unitarian Church, Worthing Road, Horsham, on Saturday 8 December, at 7.30pm. The concert, featuring The Pleasure Singers (pictured) will be followed by mulled wine, Glu wine, stollen, mince pies, nibbles and refreshments. All are welcome. For further details visit the Horsham District Twinning Association page on Facebook.

15 Dec: Action for Children Christmas Tree Festival


Action for Children, the children's charity of the Methodist Church, is holding a Christmas Tree Festival at London Road Methodist Church on Saturday 15 December, from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Refreshments will be served and trees will be decorated by users of the premises to reflecting activities. Entry is free with donations to Action for Children.

18 May: Belmond British Pullman Train Journey

Image: STCH

The famous Belmond British Pullman, the sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, will be pulling into Horsham on Saturday 18 May 2019 as part of a special service in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. Stewards will welcome passengers as they board in Horsham before heading to Windsor. On the outbound journey, indulge in a Bellini Brunch accompanied by live music. After a Windsor tour, enjoy an exquisite three course dinner and wine on the return trip. A trip on the Belmond British Pullman is a true, vintage pleasure with carriages restored to the former glory of their 1920’s heyday. Tickets are £420 per person. To book your ticket or for more information contact Hannah Shorter at St Catherine’s on (01293) 447364.