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20 Jan: The Best of Queen at The Capitol

The Best of Queen by Flash

The Best of Queen, performed by Flash, comes to The Capitol on Saturday 20 January, at 7.30pm. Flash have been performing across the world since 2002. Italian born frontman, Claudio Desideri, plays an uncannily realistic Freddie Mercury with the right look and stage persona. Claudio is joined on stage by a talented band to bring to life the music of one of rock’s greatest ever live acts. This show is presented by Sweeney Entertainments. Tickets £23.50 from (01403) 750220 or www.thecapitolhorsham.com

21 January: Evening with Michael Portillo

Michael Portillo

Enjoy an Evening with Michael Portillo at The Capitol on Sunday 21 January, from 7.30pm. Since leaving the House of Commons a decade ago, Michael has endeared himself to many with his obvious respect for solid workmanship and creative energy, as found in our great Victorian Railways, and the daily toil of the working man. Tickets £18.50 from 01403 750220 or visit www.thecapitolhorsham.com

26 Jan: Women in Rock at The Capitol

Women in Rock

Sweeney Entertainments presents Women in Rock, the UK’s only live show dedicated to the World’s greatest female rock legends, at The Capitol, Horsham, on Friday 26 January. Three of the most powerful female singers on the live music scene, together with an awesome touring band, perform classic songs by artists including Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Stevie Nicks, Joan Jet, Heart, Cher, Kiki Dee, Janice Joplin, Pink and Patti Smith. Sara Louise, performer and musical director, said: “We try to take the audience on a journey through the ages, but not with all the obvious choices that other rock shows would be covering. The songs are performed authentically and with passion!” Tickets cost £23.50 from 01403 750220 or visit www.thecapitolhorsham.com

2 Dec - 26 Jan: Royal Photographic Society Exhibit

Annie Chown pictures on fishermen of the Stade, Hastings

A new exhibition at Horsham Museum & Art Gallery features award-winning photographs by the Royal Photographic Society Documentary Group. Images range from pictures from the colourful Sonepur festival, the closure of a strip pub in London and the death of a calf on a rural farm. The exhibition, Capturing the Moment, opens on Saturday 2 December and runs until Friday 26 January 2018. www.horshammuseum.org

28 Jan: Coolham Live Music Club

Cool ham Live Music Club

Coolham Live Music Club hosts Ben Waters on Sunday 28 January. Ben Waters is recognised as one of the UK’s supreme boogie piano players and has worked with The Rolling Stones, Ray Davies, Chuck Berry, Jools Holland, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shakin’ Stevens, Screaming Lord Sutch, PJ Harvey, Amy Macdonald, Bobby Womack, Mick Hucknall, Charlie Watts, The Ronnie Wood Band, Paul Weller, Dave Gilmore, Dave Stewart, The Teenagers, Nine Below Zero….and the list keeps growing! After his 2 sold out gigs in April, Ben has squeezed in another coolham gig before he goes on a tour to New Zealand and Australia for 2 months. Ben and his son Tom, who is pure class on sax, and one of the best up and coming young sax players in the country, will be opening as a duo and after the break we will have a full length band set. Ben's 'pop up' band will consist of top quality musicians - Graham Walker on drums (Gary Moore), Tom Holder on bass and young Marcus Praestgaard-Stevens on guitar. 

29 Nov - 3 Feb: Michael Vickers Exhibition

Tigers (Pic: Michael Vickers)

Amateur photographer Michael Vickers will be exhibiting his fascinating images of tigers in an exhibition at Horsham Museum on 29 November - 3 February 2018. Michael, recently featured in AAH, photographs tigers in their natural environment and provides support to charities protecting wildlife. Prints are available to buy at the exhibition, with Michael donating all profits Tiger Awareness.www.tigersintheforest.co.uk

3 Feb: The Beat Merchants at Roffey

The Beat Merchants

The Beat Merchants will be performing at Roffey Club, Spooners Road, Horsham, on Saturday 3 February. The band features original members Vic Sendall and Geoff Farndell, with Neil Sendall on drums and Dave Strange on lead guitar. The Beat Merchants were a popular band in the 1960s and supported The Rolling Stones when they played Horsham in 1963. Tickets in advance or on the door cost £3 for club members (£5 non-members) with doors open at 7pm. 

13 Feb: Horsham Charity Pancake Races

Horsham Pancake Races

Horsham Charity Pancake Races will be held in the Carfax on Tuesday 13 February. The event sees up to 30 business and charity teams of four compete in fancy dress along with mascots for coveted trophies. The event, organised by Horsham Rotary Club and supported by Horsham District Council, raises money for local good causes.horshamrotary.org.uk

14 Feb: The Art Society Talk

The Arts Society

The Arts Society Horsham has announced details of its Spring lectures. Dr Richard Thomas talks about William Cobbett and James Gillray on Wednesday 10 January. The Golden Jubilee Lecture, celebrating 50 years of NADFAS on Wednesday 14 February will see Jane Angeli talk about The Greatest Treasures: Medieval Gold & Enamel Ware. On 14 March, Daniel Snowman’s talk entitled Not Bloody Likely, concerns The Covent Garden Piazza. Lectures are held at The Capitol in Horsham at 10.45am, with coffee available from 09.45am. Entry is £5 payable for visitors.

2 March: Firewalk for St Catherine's

Firewalk for St Catherine's Hospice

St Catherine's Hospice is looking for 100 fundraisers to walk barefoot across red hot embers on Friday 2 March 2018, from 7pm. Alongside the Firewalk in Crawley, there's also a brick walk for under 18's who are keen to tackle a tough challenge to raise money for their local hospice. No previous experience is needed as UK Firewalk's expert staff will share the secrets with everyone who takes part before they face the flames. Fire up and register before Thursday 18 January to quality for an early bird registration of £20 at www.stch.org.uk/firewalk



24 Feb: La Boheme from Metropolitan Opera

La Boheme

The Capitol will screen La Bohème live from the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday 24 February. The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s legendary production. Opera superstars Sonya Yoncheva and Michael Fabiano play the heart-breaking couple Rodolfo and Mimi, singing two sublime Puccini favourites. Zeffirelli’s stupendous onstage recreations of 19th-century Paris are sure to take your breath away. Tickets £25 from (01403) 750220 or thecapitolhorsham.com

9 March: Jimmy Osmond: Moon River and Me

Jimmy Osmond

Jimmy Osmond performs at The Capitol in Horsham on Friday 9 March at 7.30pm. Moon River & Me is a new show full of award-winning music, nostalgic footage and memories of Andy Williams that will touch your heart. Jimmy will sing the songs that made Andy so beloved by millions, including Music To Watch Girls By, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Moon River. Joined by The Moon River Band with special guest stars Charlie Green and Emily Penny, Jimmy will alsoperform several of his own greatest hits. Tickets cost from £32 with VIP packages available from the theatre on (01403) 750220 or www.thecapitolhorsham.com

13 - 25 Mar: William Blake Exhibition at Petworth

Portrait of William Blake

A major new exhibition at the National Trust’s Petworth House celebrates William Blake’s relationship with Sussex. Some of Blake’s greatest works from poetry to painting will be displayed from 13 January – 25 March 2018. Many of the works were inspired by his experience living in Sussex from 1800 to 1803. The exhibition will include extraordinary works by Blake on loan from the British Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Tate. These will be combined with three paintings by Blake from the Petworth collection and a fourth on loan from the National Trust’s Arlington Court, Devon. An unmissable addition to the exhibition, on loan from the British Museum, will be the hand-coloured relief etching of Blake’s illustrated epic poem Milton, of which only four are still in existence. There will be a parallel exhibit showing the original drawings by the author and President of the Blake Society, Philip Pullman, made for the internationally acclaimed His Dark Materials books that echo John Milton’s epic Paradise Lost. Entry is by pre-booked, timed tickets only, from www.nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth 

17 March: Never Forget in Memory of Julie Jenkins


Never Forget - An Evening of Music and Dance is a family-friendly event featuring a showcase of local talent of all ages, held at The Holbrook Club on 17 March 2018. All proceeds go to Cancer Research U.K. in memory of Julie Jenkins of Horsham, who died of cancer aged 43. The inaugural Never Forget event, named in honour of the Take That hit which was Julie’s favourite song, was a sell-out event and Cath hopes to make it an annual fundraiser. Cath will be among the performers, singing with acapella group The Millar Sisters, whilst Stephen Foster and the Glambusters are also set to appear.  Tickets cost £12 (£8 children/babes in arms free) and are on sale from 1 January at http://www.wegottickets.com/NeverForget2018

29 Mar: The Magic of Hollywood

The Magic of Hollywood

Pasha Kovalev from Strictly Come Dancing returns to The Capitol with a new show, The Magic of Hollywood, on Thursday 29 March 2018. The show will be packed with glitz and glamour as Pasha takes to the stage with fellow dancer Anya Garnis and his superb team. A 'meet and greet' is held before the show. Tickets for the meet and greet are an additional £20. Tickets £26.50 from (01403) 750220 or www.thecapitolhorsham.com