Date/Time Event
31/08/2017 - 30/06/2018
All Day
Costume Trail

Various venues, Worthing

Until summer 2018

Free

See feature for details.

Phone 01903 221448 or visit worthingmuseum.co.uk.

13/09/2017 - 01/03/2018
All Day
Glyn Philpot

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, 12A Pavilion Parade, Brighton

Until March 2018

Admission price

Among the Royal Pavilion & Museum’s collections is a group of paintings and sculpture by the artist Glyn Philpot (1884-1937), who had a modernising impact on portraiture. The exhibition explores aspects of his life including his relationship with Henry Thomas and his patrons and his hope to reconcile religious imagery with the contemporary.

Phone 03000 290290 or visit brightonmuseums.org.uk.

13/09/2017 - 01/06/2018
All Day
Museum of Transology

Spotlight Gallery,, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, 12A Pavilion Parade, Brighton

Until June 2018

Admission price

This exhibition began with donations from Brighton’s trans community and is now the largest collection represening trans people in the country and possibly the world. Containing artefacts and photographic portraiture, the display challenges the idea that gender is fixed. It also launches Be Bold, a series of collaborative exhibitions and events.

Phone 03000 290290 or visit brightonmuseums.org.uk.

16/09/2017 - 31/03/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Collections in Bloom

Main Gallery, Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing

Saturdays September 16 to March 31, opening times 10am-5pm

Free

See feature for details.

Phone 01903 221448 or visit worthingmuseum.co.uk.

18/10/2017 - 11/02/2018
12:00 am
An Architect’s Eye: The Peter Collymore Gift

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester

Wednesday October 18-February 11

A new bequest from the collection of architect Peter Collymore, who designed the library building for the Britten-Pears Foundation on the site of The Red House in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, is showcased in a new display including works by Pablo Picasso, Paul Nash, Eileen Agar, William Scott, Prunella Clough and others. Picture above: Pablo Picasso, Vingt Poems de Gongora. Picture below: Eileen Agar, Figures in a Forest.

Phone 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

21/10/2017 - 04/02/2018
All Day
Bomberg

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester

Saturday October 21 until February 4

Painter David Bomberg (1890-1957), one of the Whitechapel Boys, was one of an exceptional generation of artists who studied at the Slade School of Art under Henry Tonks. He painted a series of complex geometric compositions combining the influences of cubism and futurism in the years just before the First World War, and later moved to a more figurative style in the 1920s, his work dominated by portraits and landscapes of nature. This major review of life and career of Bomberg features more than 70 works from all significant periods of his oeuvre.

Phone 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

21/10/2017 - 31/03/2018
All Day
Fans Unfolded

Norwood Gallery, Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing

Saturday October 21-Saturday March 31

Free

The fan, a fashion accessory often forgotten, is put in the spotlight in this exhibition. The museum has selected fans from its collection to explore the art, language and craftsmanship of the fan interposed with items from the collection that reflect the period in which each fan was used. “We will be exploring the imagery of the fans, how they mirrored fine art of the time as well as looking into the language of fans and how they were used as means of communicating between people, the political propaganda they represented and fans that were used for advertising, dating back to the early 1700s,” explains Gerry Connolly, the museum’s senior curator. Picture: Ivory and pique fan with painted velum leaf featuring the three magi, c1700.

Phone 01903 221448 or visit worthingmuseum.co.uk.

21/10/2017 - 04/02/2018
12:00 am
Jessica Warboys ECHOGAP

Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne

Saturday October 21 until February 4

Sea Painting, a large scale work by Jessica Warboys commissioned for Towner Art Gallery, acts as a vista within which she places new and existing works including film and sculpture from 2012-2017. The painting was made on the shoreline of an enclosed beach below white chalk cliffs near Eastbourne, with vivid swathes of colour that echo the water’s ebb and flow.

Phone 01323 434670 or visit townereastbourne.org.uk.

06/01/2018 - 14/04/2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Moving Meditation with Kim Lovelace

Cowdray Hall, Parkway, Midhurst

Saturdays January 6, February 3, March 3 and April 14, 10am-1pm

£25/concs £12

Kim Lovelace runs this Qigong class, which consists of two 80-minute sessions with a short interval. The translation of Qigong equates to Life Force Cultivation, and its movements and postures are incorporated into many aspects of physical and spiritual wellness activities. Booking is essential.

Phone 01730 812423, email ShiatsuKim@gmail.com or visit cowdray.co.uk.

10/01/2018 - 21/02/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Creative Writing Workshop

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Wednesdays January 10-February 21, 2pm-4pm

Tickets £6 per session

This six-week course, which marks The Hawth’s 30th anniversary, provides plenty of writing practice and teaches a wide range of techniques. It aims for participants to produce a collection of stories for the theatre’s 30th anniversary celebrations, drawing inspiration from the place, its people and its history.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.

10/01/2018 - 28/03/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Life Drawing Sessions

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Mondays and Wednesdays January 8-March 28, 6.30pm-8.30pm on Mondays and 10am-12noon on Wednesdays

Tickets £12 per session. Age 16+

This informal class drawing the human form is led by Rachel Cowell of Ginger Moo. The classes focus on learning and experimenting with new materials and gaining new skills. Bring your own drawing materials.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.

11/01/2018 - 11/03/2018
All Day
Gluck: Art & Identity

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, 12A Pavilion Parade, Brighton

Until Sunday March 11

Usual admission charges apply
This major exhibition explores the life and work of the 20th century artist Gluck (1895-1978) who is now recognised as a trailblazer of gender fluidity. Born Hannah Gluckstein into a wealthy Jewish family, Gluck attended art school in London and ran away to Cornwall with fellow students during the First World War. The artist mixed with the Newlyn School of painters and adopted the name Gluck, creating a controversial masculine identity incorporating men’s tailoring, barber-cut short hair and a mannish demeanour. Gluck, who demanded ‘no prefix, suffix, or quotes’, became well known as a painter. Portraits, land and seascapes and floral paintings are all included in this show, along with
clothing, accessories, photographs, press cuttings and personal ephemera. The exhibition is part of Wear it Out, a partnership with The Centre for Fashion Curation at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London funded by Heritage Lottery Fund. Picture above: Gluck c 1932/Howard Coster Fine Arts Society. Picture below: Gluck, Lords and Ladies, detail, 1936.

Phone 0300 029 0900 or visit brightonmuseums.org.uk.

13/01/2018 - 14/04/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bookbinding and Conservation Workshops

The Keep Archives, The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton

Saturdays January 13, February 10, March 10 and April 14, 10am-4pm

£80 per session/£300 for all four sessions. Booking required

Learn and perfect traditional methods of bookbinding, repair and conservation under the guidance of The Keep’s conservator Melissa Williams. Participants can choose their project, from repairing your own books to creating something new, and there’s an opportunity to try anything from a simple case-binding to more sophisticated stitching designs and finishes, such as gold-leaf tooling. Suitable for beginners or those with more advanced skills. A toolkit can be purchased for £25. Bring your own lunch.

Phone 01273 482349 or visit thekeep.info.

13/01/2018 - 17/03/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mindfulness Course

The Old School, Church Street, Cuckfield

Saturdays from January 13-March 17, 10am-12pm

£260

This nine-week mindfulness-based stress reduction course uses simple meditation practices to help participants become more present to their experience and manage thoughts, emotions and body sensations more effectively. Participants will learn to cultivate awareness, develop more helpful responses to stress and simple mediation practices that can transform daily life. The course, led by Ed Halliwell, begins with an orientation session, has a break week on March 10 and includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday February 25.

Phone 07989 965994 or visit mindfulnessussex.co.uk.

17/01/2018 - 21/03/2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tai Chi

Cowdray Hall, Parkway, Midhurst

Wednesdays January 17-March 21, 10am-11am

Sam Moor leads a 10-week beginners Tai Chi course, which is open to all age and abilities. Tai Chi helps improve health, fitness and wellbeing.

Phone 07748 113857, email info@sussextaichi.co.uk or visit cowdray.co.uk.

17/01/2018 - 07/03/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Immediacy

St Mary’s Church, 61 St James Street, Brighton

Wednesdays January 17-March 7, 7pm-9pm

£100

This eight-week course, run by Alistair Appleton, looks at the simple yet profound practice of immediacy – or simply “being”. It explores ways to help people step into a reality that is alive, unpredictable, vivid and ever changing, and helps people to live in that reality in a way that focuses on others rather than themselves.

Email mail@mind-springs.org or visit mind-springs.org.

18/01/2018 - 07/07/2018
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Make a Leather Journal/Artist’s Sketchbook

22 Westhampnett Road, Chichester

Thursday January 18, Tuesday February 13, Saturday March 17, Friday April 13, Thursday May 31 and Saturday July 7, 10am-4.30pm

£70

Professional artist and presentation specialist Lynne Friel teaches how to use straightforward bookbinding and leather working skills to make two unique journals. In the morning, participants will master the basic skills by making a single A6 book, and in the afternoon they will make an A5 journal with space for pens or pencils. All materials are included in the price.

Phone 07908 961229, email mail@lynnefriel.co.uk or visit lynnefriel.co.uk.

23/01/2018 - 20/03/2018
4:15 pm
Theatre Workshop Course

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton

Tuesdays January 23 and 30, February 6, 20 and 27, and March 6, 13 and 20, all 4.15pm

Age 10-12

This 10-week course, led by Joy Forsyth and run by Theatre Arts South, is aimed at youngsters interested in finding out more about theatre, including performing, writing, directing, designing and stage management. No experience is necessary.

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit atgtickets.com.

25/01/2018 - 03/02/2018
7:00 pm
The Jungle Book

Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester

Thursday January 25-Saturday February 3, 7pm with 2pm performances on both Saturdays

Tickets from £10. Age 6+

Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is brought to the stage in a new adaptation by Olivier Award-winning Jessica Swale and director Max Webster, with music by Joe Stilgoe. Mowgli the man cub battles for survival in the jungle as he is raised by wolves and, with the help of his animal friends including Bagheera the panther, Baloo the bear and Kaa the python, he outwits cruel tiger Shere Khan and learns the laws of the jungle. There are new songs in this colourful show.

Phone 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.

25/01/2018 - 10/02/2018
7:30 pm
War Horse

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton

Thursday January 25-Saturday February 10, 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets £20-£52.50 Ages 10+

The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse is on a major tour of the UK, which coincides with the centenary celebrations of the end of the First World War. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s story, it’s a story of courage, loyalty and friendship between a young boy called Albert and his horse Joey, set against the backdrop of the First World War. Directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris and designed by Rae Smith, it features groundbreaking puppetry work by the Handspring Puppet Company of South Africa, which brings breathing galloping horses to life on stage. Michael Morpurgo says, “After a few months’ rest, out at pasture, Joey the war horse and his great team from the National Theatre will be touring the UK again, in many places War Horse has not been seen before. I am so pleased this is happening… Steady boy, steady Joey. Trot on!” Picture: Brinkhoff&M+Âgenburg.

Read our feature on War Horse.

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

27/01/2018 - 24/02/2018
All Day
Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping in Two Months

3 Shawpits Cottages, Mill Lane, Hellingly, Hailsham

Saturdays January 27, February 10 and February 24

£40

Learn how to keep bees on a small scale on this course, run by Wayward Bee, which explains how a hive works, how to keep bees happy and healthy, what type of hive, where to site a hive, swarming, equipment, costs and plants for the bees.

Phone 01323 842253 or visit craftcourses.com.

30/01/2018 - 26/03/2018
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Beginner Quilting and Patchwork Course

The Old School, School Lane, Storrington

Tuesdays January 30-March 26, 9.30am-12.30pm

£150

Run by Ann Till at South Downs Quilt Workshops, this eight-part course introduces the basics of patchwork and quilting, with an emphasis on the learning of the techniques rather than the end product. Using a sewing machine, participants will look at new blocks, colour choices, different cutting techniques and other aspects of the construction process.

Phone 01903 745625 or visit southdownsquilter.wordpress.com.

30/01/2018 - 03/02/2018
7:45 pm
The Weir

Minerva Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester

Tuesday January 30-Saturday February 3, 7.45pm with 2.45pm performances on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Tickets from £22. Age 12+

In a small Irish town, the locals exchange stories round the crackling fire of Brendan’s pub to while away the hours one stormy night. As the beer and whiskey flows, the arrival of a young stranger, haunted by a secret from her past, turns the tales of folklore into something more unsettling. One story, however, is more chilling and more real than any of them could have ever imagined. A shadowy tale delving into the dark corners of human lives, The Weir is directed by Adele Thomas and is a co-production between English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester.

Phone 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.

31/01/2018 - 28/03/2018
All Day
Mindfulness Course

The Old School, Church Street, Cuckfield

Wednesdays from January 31 for nine weeks, 10am-12pm

£260

This nine-week mindfulness-based stress reduction course uses simple meditation practices to help participants become more present to their experience and manage thoughts, emotions and body sensations more effectively. Participants will learn to cultivate awareness, develop more helpful responses to stress and simple mediation practices that can transform daily life. The course, led by Ed Halliwell, begins with an orientation session and includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday March 18.

Phone 07989 965994 or visit mindfulnessussex.co.uk.

31/01/2018 - 28/03/2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mindfulness Course

The Old School, Church Street, Cuckfield

Wednesdays from January 31 for nine weeks, 7.30pm-9.30pm

£260

This nine-week mindfulness-based stress reduction course uses simple meditation practices to help participants become more present to their experience and manage thoughts, emotions and body sensations more effectively. Participants will learn to cultivate awareness, develop more helpful responses to stress and simple mediation practices that can transform daily life. The course, led by Ed Halliwell, begins with an orientation session and includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday March 18.

Phone 07989 965994 or visit mindfulnessussex.co.uk.

02/02/2018 - 04/02/2018
All Day
Revitalise Detox Retreat - Yoga, Pilates & Detox

Brooklands Barn, Arundel

Friday-Sunday February 2-4

£377 shared room/£427 single room

This a retreat for anyone needing rest and recuperation. It includes yoga, Pilates, expert teachers and nutritional plan to help restore vitality, energy and enthusiasm for life.

Phone 0116 259 9211 or visit theretreatcompany.com.

02/02/2018
All Day
Short Stories, Tall Tales

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Friday February 2, 11.30am-12.15pm and 1.30pm-2.15pm

Tickets £5. Age 0-4

In this storytelling session for babies and toddlers, plus their parents, classic and modern books are brought to life through live performance and interactive creative play. It is run by actress and mother Hannah Summers.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.

02/02/2018
6:30 pm
Grace Kimmins And Her Chailey Heritage: Book Talk with Ros Black

Waterstones, 74-76 South Road, Haywards Heath

Friday February 2, 6.30pm

Free, booking required

Local author Ros Black discusses her latest book Grace Kimmins And Her Chailey Heritage at this event, when she gives an illustrated talk about the pioneer of education and training for the disabled. Ros has carried out extensive research to uncover the story of Grace (1870-1954), the founder of a charity that today provides services for children and young people with complex physical disabilities. Moved by the plight of children born “crippled”, as it was then termed, who received no education, Grace established the Guild of the Brave Poor Things in the slums of London and then started a craft school at Chailey in 1903, whose first pupils were seven boys. Born in Lewes, she had a flair for the theatrical and an astonishing ability to raise funds. Ros will answer questions and sign copies of her book after the talk.

Phone 01444 453411 or visit waterstones.com.

02/02/2018
7:30 pm
The Chicago Blues Brothers

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Friday February 2, 7.30pm

Tickets £25.50

This high-octane musical mash-up is Europe’s biggest production of the Blues Brothers, presenting the best material from the original Blues Brothers movies. It’s jam-packed with songs by legends including Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Cab Calloway and more. This is a new production for 2018 with a new stage set, when the Chicago Blues Brothers take their audience back to 1980 to finish the concert in the Palace ballroom hotel.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.

02/02/2018
7:30 pm
The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton

Friday February 2, 7.30pm

Tickets £23-£26

The Johnny Cash Roadshow, the only show endorsed by the Cash family, is a tribute to the music legend Johnny Cash, with singer-songwriter Clive John recreating the sound of the singer and Amanda Stone as June Carter. Hits include Ring of Fire, Walk The Line and Help Me Make It Through The Night. Caitlin Crowell, granddaughter of Johnny and June, says, “I sincerely believe there is an art form to tributing but this was absolutely authentic to the point where it felt it wasn’t a tribute, per se, it was a rock’n’roll gig! Given by some sincere rock’n’rollers! I am a fan.”

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit atgtickets.com.

02/02/2018
7:30 pm
The Rocket Man: Elton John

White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings

Friday February 2, 7.30pm

Tickets £25.50/concs £2 off/Friends £1.50 off

This tribute to multi-Grammy Award-winning pop legend Sir Elton John charts the rise to fame of one of the biggest selling artists of all time. Hits include Crocodile Rock, Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting, Are You Ready For Love, I’m Still Standing, I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues, Tiny Dancer, Your Song and Rocket Man.

Phone 01424 462288 or visit whiterocktheatre.org.uk.

02/02/2018
7:30 pm
The Supersonic 70s Show

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Friday February 2, 7.30pm

Tickets £20.50

Six-piece live band The Supersonic 70s take their audience down memory lane with some of the greatest classic hits from acts including Queen, The Carpenters, ELO, 10cc, David Essex, ABBA, The Osmonds, Elton John and David Cassidy plus glam rock hits by Sweet, Mud, Suzi Quatro and the Bay City Rollers.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.

02/02/2018
7:30 pm
WSO: American Masterpieces

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing

Friday February 2, 7.30pm

Tickets £28, £25 and £19/age 16-25 £6/u16s £1

Worthing Symphony Orchestra performs compositions by conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, perhaps most famous for his music for the hit show and film West Side Story. The WSO will also perform music by George Gershwin, including his jazz-inspired Rhapsody In Blue, followed by a Piano Concerto featuring soloist Poom Prommachart.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.

02/02/2018
8:00 pm
Dear Esther

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Friday February 2, 8pm

Tickets £15 and £18.50

Dear Esther is a glimpse into the mysterious mind of a lone narrator as he traverses a bleak and desolate Scottish island. The touching story of love, loss and redemption is merged with a musical score by BAFTA Award-winning composer Jessica Curry performed live by a piano quartet with soprano.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit brightondome.org.

02/02/2018
8:00 pm
Hundred Watt Club

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Friday February 2, 8pm

Tickets £15/concs £12/TOM’s Friends 15% off. Age 18+

Slip into skintight Lycra for a night of burlesque striptease, time-travelling tunes, soft-focus circus acts and ridiculous retro comedy. Picture: Scott Chalmers.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.

02/02/2018
8:00 pm
Shady Grove + Friends

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Friday February 2, 8pm

Tickets £10

In an evening of musical variety, Shoreham folk outfit Shady Grove are joined by special guests including signer Laura Ward, Love Minus Zero, which is a five-piece with a passion for Bob Dylan, and The Wellington Wailers, a group of sea dogs who sing traditional sea shanties and songs. The show is compered by Captain Mike Green.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.