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Diary of Events

Panto Staff 2022

'The Langham Staff Panto'


5th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 

December 2023

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £40

The Langham staff return

to perform 'Aladdin'

alongside a Glass of bubbly

and a delicious three course lunch

with Wine. 

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'Murder Mystery Lunch


Sunday 14th January 2024

12:00 for 12:30pm, ~ £45

It will be a crime to miss this lunch! Enjoy a glass of sparkling and

a delicious 3 course menu

with wine and Murder.  

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'Burns Night Supper'


Thursday 25th January 2024

18.30 for 19:30pm ~ £55

Toast the Haggis with us

on Burns nights and enjoy

Whiskey, Bagpipes, Poems

and much more  


Thursday 15th February

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £40

Probably most famous for

being part of 'Bucks Fizz' the 1981 European Song Contests Winners Cheryl is one of the busiest performers around and is a very amusing & talented entertainer


'The D Day Belles'

Saturday 24th February

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £40

Step back in time with

Maddie & Mandy who return

with nostalgic songs and

memories from WW2,

the 1940s & 50s. 

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'From Walking to Wheelchair'

Tuesday 19th March 

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

Sportswoman extraordinaire, Freya tells us about being an able bodied footballer to be come disabled and part of Great Britain Women's Para

Ice Hockey and Basketball teams.



Sunday 7th April 

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £49

The Gourmet Club celebrates

the Food and Wine of Spain 

alongside a glass of sparkling wine, a delicious 3 course meal

and wine paired with each course

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'All the Kings Horses'

Thursday 25th April

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £35

From serving in the Household Calvary to being a Police Superintendent, Keith Baldwin was always busy and in demand.  A naturally entertaining speaker with many true stories and anecdotes about life in uniform 

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'The True Story
of the African Queen'

Thursday 23rd May

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

C.S.Forester wrote the novel in 1934, based on two true naval events

from WW1.  Kevin Patience will tell

you the story of the boat that

was immortalised in the much loved

film starring Humphrey Bogart & Katherine Hepburn

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'Coroners & Suspicious
Death Investigations'

Thursday 13th June 

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £35

Dr Peter Dean, highly sort after

for his forensic expertise,

adviser to Silent Witness,

Van der Valk and so many more

TV & film dramas, talks about

how the role of coroners developed.

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'An Actors Life For Me'

Tuesday 2nd July 

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

Eastbourne born Clive Francis 

is heading back to Sussex to share

stories of his long and very successful career as an actor and caricaturist. 

His art work has been exhibited at the National Theatre and his TV

and stage roles so numerous

and varied, he should be listed as a National Treasure!

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Friday 2nd August

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

Who created it & When did

afternoon tea come about?

Jane Maylon from

the English Tea Company will entertain you with tasty facts

about this afternoon delight

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'Cock Ups & Clangers
on Radio & TV'

Thursday 22nd August

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £40

David 'Diddy' Hamilton was born to talk, and knows how to keep his audience engaged.  When things go wrong on TV and Radio, those clips are stored away in annals and become manna from heaven for years to come, perfect for our entertainment!

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Sunday 15th September 

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £49

The Gourmet Club

celebrates the Food and Wine

of Germany alongside 

a glass of sparkling wine,

a delicious 3 course meal

and wine paired with each course

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'Medical Detection Dogs'

Thursday 10th October

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

The work of medical protection

dogs is truly life changing and

it isn't simply one puppy suits all.  There are several different roles

these highly trained dogs

carry out and local volunteer

Jon Goddard will be giving an illustrated talk about the charity.

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'Preparing for a
Great Garden Next Year'

Thursday 14th November

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

Steve Edney is one of the most knowledgeable horticulturists you

will ever meet. He talks the talk, walks the walk and looks the look.  November is the right time for bare root planting, moving shrubs and doing those jobs that will ensure you have a beautiful garden next spring and summer: Steve is the perfect person to help you achieve it.


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'Langham Staff Panto 2024'

Dates To be announced

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £TBA

The Langham staff return

to perform their annual Pantomime

alongside a Glass of bubbly, a delicious three course lunch

  and Wine and if your good Santa might make an appearance.


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'Christmas Show'


8th, & 15th December 2023

6.45 for 7.15pm ~ £55

Neil Duncan returns as

Elvis & Dean Martin

alongside a glass of bubbly

and a fabulous 3 course dinner 

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'Cooking for Royal State Banquets'


Tuesday 16th January 2024

12:00 for 12:30pm, ~ £36

Our favourite visiting chef, 

with many more tales of cooking 

for Queen Elizabeth II

& Official Royal functions.

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'Queen Elizabeth I'


Thursday 1st February 2024

12.00 for 12:30 ~ £33

One of Britain's greatest

monarchs, dressed in her full

finery, magnificently brought

to life by historian

Elle MacPherson 

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South America


 Sunday18th February 2024

12:00 for 12:30pm ~ £49

The Gourmet Club celebrates the Food and Wine of South America alongside a glass of sparkling wine, a delicious 3 course meal and wine paired with each course

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The Merry Royals of Windsor

Tuesday 5th March 

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

Another of our favourite speakers

with Royal flair. Amanda has lots

of tales to delight you

with about those 

Merry Royals of Windsor

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'The British Honours System'

Tuesday 26th March 

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

Ashley will be talking about many interesting facets of the

British Honours System,

some of the lesser known awards

and some very famous recipients

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'Just Williams'

Tuesday 16th April 

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £40

The daughter of Dame Judi Dench

& the son of Simon Williams,

share stories of their childhoods growing up in theatrical families

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'Murder in Mind'

Thursday 2nd May

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £35

Intrigued by what goes on when detectives investigate a murder? Then this talk is for you. Anonymity is important for those who work undercover and although this speaker must remain nameless, the cases revealed were headline news that you may well be familiar with!

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'Curtain Up ....Light the Lights'

Friday 31st May

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £36

One of the loveliest ladies in show business Anita Harris, will entertain

with stories from her amazing career and songs that have special meanings

and memories from over six decades

in the limelight.



Sunday 16th June 

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £49

The Gourmet Club celebrates

the Food and Wine of Asia 

alongside a glass of sparkling wine, a delicious 3 course meal

and wine paired with each course

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'Reminiscences of a Royal Bodyguard'

Tuesday 9th &

Wednesday 10th July 

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

Royal duties, as a way of life, inevitably include memorable and risky events

on a day to day basis: all consuming

for those who looked after the Queen and her family.  Richard Griffin has a wealth of stories about being

one of the chosen few.

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'The Secret Life of a News Bulletin'

Tuesday 6th August 

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £40

For 30 years John Young worked

for the BBC delivering live news: it's full on and incredibly demanding.  John tells us all about the pressures of being in front of the camera with breaking news!

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'A Flower Show with a Twist'

Tuesday 3rd September

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

And now for something completely different....The Balloon Guy...not to be confused with children's entertainers, this is balloon art at the highest

Rob Driscoll creates unique, bespoke balloon sculptures and watching

him do so is enthralling!

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'The Golden days of Variety'

Thursday 19th September 

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

Life should be full of variety, with wonderful entertainment rich in panache! Dean Caston returns to share all about those great names from the past that we loved.

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'Carry on Screaming'

Tuesday 22nd October

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £37

With Halloween just around

the corner, comedy film historian Robert Ross will be showing us

some great clips from spooky films.  With his font of film knowledge

and library of old movies,

be prepared to be horrified!

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'Nothing Like a Dame'

Thursday 21st November

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £36

It's almost Pantomime time and dames are seen as the foundation - complete with corsets - of this traditional British seasonal entertainment.  Dressed and coiffed, ready for the stage, Tony Harris will be talking about the history of panto and sharing some behind the scenes secrets of pantomime dames


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'Travels with my Guitar'


Tuesday 9th January 2024

12:00 for 12:30pm, ~ £33

Back by popular demand,

Brighton based musician

& composer Richard Durrant,

hailed as 'King of the Strings'

by all who've heard him play. 

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'A Theatrical Life Full of Variety'


Tuesday 23rd January 2024

12:00 for 12:30pm, ~ £33

Richard Gauntlet should be known as

Mr Versatility - he's done it all: the Circus, West End Musicals, Opera & Variety

and played a baddie in Dr Who!

Come and meet this very talented guy and enjoy the laughs!

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 Saturday10th February 2024

18:45 for 19:15pm ~ £60

Join us for a delicious 5 course meal, a glass of sparkling and night

of romantic music with husband

and wife duo, Duality

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'The Morse Code'

Tuesday 20th February

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

Pete returns to feature Colin Dexter's moody and magnificent Inspector Morse from his first appearance in literature to his memorable investigations on screen

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'Mother's Day Lunch'

Sunday 10th March 

£42 Three Courses

£32 Two Courses

Honouring mothers at the

Langham. Price includes

a glass of Sparkling wine,

a gift for each Mother

and Live music as you dine

by Paul Astor

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'Up Front with Valerie Leon'

Tuesday 2nd April 

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £36

Actress Valerie Leon has had a long and varied film & theatre career, working alongside famous superstars.

She was in 'The Italian Job' with Michael Caine and in two 007 films with Sean Connery & Roger Moore! Wow! Valerie will be illustrating her talk with film clips

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'St George's Day'

Thursday 18th April 2024


Friday 19th April 2024 - FULL

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £37

Celebrate St George's Day

with music and

sing-a-long by Duality,

a glass of sparkling,

a delicious 3 course lunch and a glass of wine, 


'Don't put your daughter
on the stage'

Tuesday 14th May

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

Thinking of a career in show business? Well maybe you will think again when Richard Ratcliffe tells you all about

the sort of demands that are made

of actors, including having to take

their clothes off!


'Rock & Pop on British TV'

Tuesday 4th June

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

Television historian & author,

Jeff Evans relives the fascinating

early years of pop music on T.V.

in his illustrated talk covering those ground breaking pop programmes

from the 19540s and 1960s. 

Baby Boomers will love this talk

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'The Man Who Creates Invisible Art'

Thursday 20th June

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

You simply must come along to see and hear all about this amazing artist! He has been featured on TV showing his microscopic masterpieces which sell for thousands of £s: the work is so demanding he only creates 4 items per year! Graham Short is one of the most collectible and fascinating living artists around today.

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'Steve Hewlett and Cheeky Friends'

Thursday 25th July 

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

Eastbourne's favourite ventriloquist and some of his naughty friends

will be entertaining us with some summer fun; and you won't

see his lips move!

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'Animals behaving badly'

Tuesday 13th August

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £38

World renowned photographer, camerman & author Michael Leach has been filming wildlife since 1977, including documentaries for the

BBC & ITV.  Come and meet drunken monkeys, psychotic magpies, light fingered apes and many more

animals behaving badly

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'Old Movies Saved My Life'

Thursday 12th September 

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

Comedian and passionate old movie buff Mel Byron would spend her weekends watching films for the 30s, 40s & 50s wondering if she could ever be as glamorous as Carole Lombard or maybe, could she actually marry a movie star?  Mel talks about her theories on what films we really need in our lives to make our days so much brighter

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'That Woman - Wallis Simpson'

Tuesday 1st October

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £36

Anne Sebba is a journalist, author

and former Reuters foreign correspondent. Her highly acclaimed book on Wallis Simpson became a documentary by Channel 4. Love or hate her, Wallis Simpson was a fascinating woman and Anne's research uncovers so much about the young girl who wanted to marry

a rich man and who changed

British history forever

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'The Royal Albert Hall'

Tuesday 5th November

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £33

London Blue Badge Guide David Drury loves work as a tourist guide

and one of his favourite places is

the Royal Albert Hall.  David has

created an excellent film highlighting

this beautiful building and some of

the interesting, surprising and legendary entertainers who have performed there.

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'American Thanksgiving'

Sunday 24th November

12.00 for 12.30pm ~ £49

The Gourmet Club

celebrates the Food and Wine

of American Thanksgiving with 

a glass of sparkling wine,

a delicious 3 course meal

and wine paired with each course


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