Sport

Bear Grylls Survival Academy: Adult Survival Course

Cowdray Estate, Midhurst

Course dates: March 17-18, April 7-8, September 15-16 and September 22-23

This intense 24-hour survival experience teaches life-saving skills and attitudes such as resourceful and calm under pressure. Students have no tent and limited food and water rations, with participants expected to source food and water from streams and pools. The Cowdray Estate was chosen as a location for its varied terrain, including dense woodland, a long stretch of the Rover Rother, lakes and steep difficult ground. Bear says, “I am super excited our Survival Academy is running at Cowdray. The courses on the estate are designed to be both challenging and empowering. They require courage, determination, positivity and a ‘never give up’ attitude.” Participants must be physically fit and active.

Visit beargryllssurvivalacademy.com or cowdray.co.uk.


Bear Grylls Survival Academy: Family Survival Course

Cowdray Estate, Midhurst

Course dates: April 21-22, May 5-6, June 9-10, June 23-24, July 14-15, August 4-5, August 11-12, August 18-19 and August 25-26

Designed to inspire fathers, sons, mothers and daughters, the 24-hour outdoor adventure is delivered by a range of instructors, handpicked by Bear Grylls, teaching a range of techniques. The Cowdray Estate was chosen as a location for its varied terrain, including dense woodland, a long stretch of the Rover Rother, lakes and steep difficult ground. Bear says, “I am super excited our Survival Academy is running at Cowdray. The courses on the estate are designed to be both challenging and empowering. They require courage, determination, positivity and a ‘never give up’ attitude.”

Visit beargryllssurvivalacademy.com or cowdray.co.uk.


Paul Gascoigne: My Life In My Own Words

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing

Friday April 27, 7.30pm

Tickets £35

Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne is a footballing legend: the former England international and football manager earned 57 caps during his England career and is described by the National Football Museum as “the most naturally gifted English midfielder of his generation”. He tells his life story tonight, when there will be a Q&A with the audience. Comedian Jed Stone also performs, and there will be a raffle and an auction of football memorabilia.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.


Spring Racing

Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton

Tuesday May 1, first race 2pm, last race 5pm

With seven races on the flat, this is the second Spring day race meet at Brighton Racecourse, which is set high above the sea and overlooks Brighton and the surrounding countryside.

Phone 01273 603580 or visit brighton-racecourse.co.uk.


Spring Racing

Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton

Wednesday May 2, first race 5.30pm, last race 8.30pm

With seven races on the flat, this is the third Spring day race meet at Brighton Racecourse, which is set high above the sea and overlooks Brighton and the surrounding countryside.

Phone 01273 603580 or visit brighton-racecourse.co.uk.


Cowdray Open Golf Day

Cowdray Golf, A272, Midhurst

Saturday May 5, 10am-3pm

Free

In a family event, this open day is a chance to explore Cowdray Golf, an 18-hole course, and a chance to introduce youngsters to the game of golf. The day consists of tours around the club, a trick-shot show from Dean Davis, putting and long drive competitions, free golf clinics with gold pros, glitter tattoos for children and a barbecue.

Phone 01730 813599 or visit cowdray.co.uk.


Spring Afternoon of Racing

Fontwell Park Racecourse, Arundel Road, Fontwell, Arundel

Wednesday May 9, first race 5pm, last race 8.30pm

Enjoy seven jump races during the afternoon at Fontwell Park, which has two enclosures: the Grandstand and  Paddock enclosure, with access to three grandstands, the parade ring, winning circle and bars and food outlets, and the Premier, which includes all of these plus access to the ground floor of the Premier Grandstand, which has seated viewing overlooking the Winning Post.

Phone 01243 543335 or visit fontwellpark.co.uk.


United Hunts – Spring Evening Meeting

Fontwell Park Racecourse, Arundel Road, Fontwell, Arundel

Thursday May 17, first race 5pm, last race 8.30pm

Point-to-point horses and amateur jockeys enjoy the limelight on the major national hunt stage that is Fontwell Park Racecourse. The races are often used as significant stepping stones for up-and-coming jockeys, learning the ropes in exhilarating races before they become amateur jockeys in national courses.

Phone 01243 543335 or visit fontwellpark.co.uk.


The Original Harlem Globetrotters

 

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton

Thursday May 17, 6.30pm

Tickets from £19.50

The Harlem Globetrotters feature some of the greatest athletes in the world and they’re bringing their 2018 World Tour to the Brighton Centre. The famous team includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law (flying high, above left), Bull Bullard (above right) and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister and Ace Jackson. Every game will showcase ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.

Phone 0844 847 1515 or visit brightoncentre.co.uk.


My Life Story featuring Ricky Hatton

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing

Friday May 25, 7.30pm

Tickets £10-£50

British former professional boxer Ricky Hatton held multiple world championships at light-welterweight and one at welterweight, and is ranked by BoxRec as the best British light-welterweight of all time, the third best in Europe, and 11th best worldwide. He tells the story of his life, with the evening including a Q&A with Ricky Hatton plus entertainment from comedian Jed Stone.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.


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