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 - 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.

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 - 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.

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.

03/02/2018 - 01/12/2018
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Life Drawing

45 South Street, Tarring, Worthing

Saturdays February 3, April 7, June9, October 6 and December 1 (one-day course), 10am-3.30pm

£25

Tutor Tricia Johnson, of Art With Trica, gives one-to-one support as she teaches a one-day course suitable for beginners through to advanced students. There will be advice on drawing and measuring techniques, as well as exploring different art forms.

Phone 07794 655368 or visit triciajohnson.wixsite.com.

03/02/2018 - 17/03/2018
4:00 pm
Fused Glass Taster Course

Link Hill, Vines Cross Road, Horam, Heathfield

Saturdays February 3, February 24 and March 17, 10am-4pm

£115

Sharon Knox, of Hot Fusion Glass, runs these one-day taster courses to learn the craft of fused glass, which has been fired in a kiln at high temperatures. Methods involve stacking or layering thin sheets, rods and powders of glass, sometimes using different colours to create patterns or images. The stack is placed inside the kiln until the separate pieces bond. The unique shapes created can then be crafted into anything from jewellery to wall art. All glass materials, breakfast, lunch and drinks are included in the price.

Phone 01293 851415 or visit craftcourses.com.

06/02/2018 - 10/02/2018
7:45 pm
Spamalot

Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne

Tuesday-Saturday February 6-10, 7.45pm with 2.30pm matinees on Wednesday and Saturday

Tickets £25-£33.50

Spamalot is a riotous comedy with misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen. Ripped off from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, it follows King Arthur as he travels with his Knights of the Round Table on a divine mission to find the Holy Grail.

Phone 01323 412000 or visit eastbournetheatres.co.uk.

06/02/2018 - 10/02/2018
7:45 pm
The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Times

Minerva Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester

Tuesday-Saturday February 6-10, 7.45pm with 2.45pm performances on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Tickets from £20. Age 9+

Inspired by the beautiful and sad Hans Christian Andersen tale The Little Matchgirl, and combining Andersen’s other tales The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and Thumbelina, The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales reveals a spellbinding world of magic and mystery. As the destitute heroine struggles to survive, she strikes her matches to keep warm. Each match will conjure a new story, a new vision, and the audience tumbles down the rabbit hole with her. Written by Joel Horwood and directed by Emma Rice, this production comes to Chichester following its critically acclaimed premiere at Shakespeare’s Globe. Expect music, puppetry, dark magic… and perhaps some modern truths we would rather remain hidden.

Phone 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.

07/02/2018 - 31/03/2018
All Day
Snowdrop Festival

Pembury House, Ditching Road (New Road) Clayton, Hassocks

February and March

Admission £9/children free. Visitors welcome by arrangement

Around 100 gardens in the National Garden Scheme are opening as part of its Snowdrop Festival and Pembury House is one of them. Its two-acre country garden, with winding paths, has snowdrops and hellebores and visitors can enjoy views of the South Downs National Park.

Phone 01273 842805 or visit pemburyhouse.co.uk.

08/02/2018
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Early Brighton Photographs

The Keep Archives, The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton

Thursday February 8, 2.30pm-3.30pm

Tickets £3

In 1830, King George IV, creator of Brighton’s Royal Pavilion, died after a 10-year reign. Just 16 years later, the first photographs of the town were taken. This talk by author and local historian Christopher Horlock reveals the earliest photographic images of Brighton, from the 1840s onwards. They show how the Pavilion estate, principal streets and seafront looked at the time, and there will also be views of buildings and amenities now lost, including the Chain and West Piers, the old Bedford Hotel, bathing premises, and municipal properties of the Old Town area.

Phone 01273 482349 or visit thekeep.info.

08/02/2018
7:30 pm
Frankie’s Guys

Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis

Thursday February 8, 7.30pm

Tickets £23.50

Frankie’s Guys celebrate the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, performing timeless classics including Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, Sherry and Oh What A Night.

Phone 01243 861010 or visit alexandratheatre.co.uk.

08/02/2018
7:30 pm
The Last Wilderness: Book Launch and Q&A with author Neil Ansell

Waterstones, 71-74 North Street, Brighton

Thursday February 8, 7.30pm

Free, registration required

Award-winning BBC television journalist Neil Ansell has travelled in almost 50 countries and has written for The Guardian, the New Statesman and the Big Issue. His latest book, The Last Wilderness: A Journey into Silence, which is published today, is a nature memoir about the changing landscape of the Scottish Highlands juxtaposed with Neil’s struggle to come to terms with his hearing loss. Neil will be interviewed by author and journalist Alexandra Heminsley and answer questions from the audience. To register your name on the guest list, email events.brighton@waterstones.com.

Phone 01273 206017 or visit waterstones.com.

08/02/2018 - 17/02/2018
7:30 pm
The Winslow Boy

Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester

Thursday-Saturday February 8-17, 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinees on both Saturdays

Tickets from £15

This major new revival of Terence Rattigan’s play, set in 1910 Edwardian London, stars Only Fools and Horses actress Tessa Peake-Jones (pictured above) and Holby City’s Aden Gillett (pictured below). Having been expelled from the Royal Naval College for stealing a five-shilling postal order, young cadet Ronnie Winslow’s entire family are pulled apart by the repercussions as they fight to clear his name or face social ostracism, as the case becomes a national scandal. Based on a real-life event, The Winslow Boy is directed by Olivier-nominated Rachel Kavanaugh.

Phone 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.

08/02/2018
7:45 pm
An Evening with Peter James

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton

Thursday February 8, 7.45pm

Tickets £22.90

Brighton’s most famous crime writer Peter James, who has sold more than 30million books in 37 languages, talks about his career and his books, giving an insight into the mind of the creator of the detective Roy Grace. Picture: Maxim Aryukov.

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit atgtickets.com.

08/02/2018
8:00 pm
Phil Wang: Kinabalu

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Thursday February 8, 8pm

Tickets £14. Age 16+

Phil Wang is a son of the British Empire. But what is a Commonwealth man to do in a world intent on building walls and bolstering borders? Some new comedy gold. Direct from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, he’s also been on Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You and Would I Lie To You?

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.