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.

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.

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.

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 - 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.

09/02/2018 - 17/02/2018
All Day
Robin Hood

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Friday-Saturday February 9-17, 7pm, 4pm and 2.30pm on various days

Tickets £8.50/family of four £30/TOM’s Friends 15% off

New Mutiny Theatre Company uses new music and alternate styles to tell the story of Robin Hood, exploring ideas of community and family, friendship and duty, and what it really means to be a hero. The soundtrack is Mumford meets Arctic Monkeys with a melodic folk-inspired sound for the Merry Men clashing with the heavy industrial rock of the Sheriff.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.

10/02/2018 - 18/02/2018
All Day
Brighton Science Festival

Saturday-Sunday February 10-18

Various venues in Brighton and Hove

Tickets: various prices

Brighton Science Festival, which started a decade ago, is aimed at 12-14-year-olds to play, experiment, discover and share experiences. It aims to “build bridges between science and people”, according to its director Richard Robinson, and to make science irresistible to young people. Events include Slime Time, When Magic and Science Collide with Oliver Meech, Makerlab Monsters, Potions and Commotions, Look Up!, Arctic Adventure Workshop, Monster-Make Half-Term, Minecraft Dinosaur Dig, Rocket Factory with a chance to design, build and fly your own rocket on Brighton Beach, Balloon Car Races, Great Green Inventors, Shadow Studio Workshop, Mystery at Frankenstein Castle, TV scientist Dr Emily Grossman’s Weird and Wonderful Science Facts and much more.

Read our feature on the Brighton Science Festival.

Phone 01273 777628 or visit brightonscience.com.

12/02/2018 - 20/05/2018
All Day
Andy Holden & Peter Holden: Natural Selection

Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne

Until Sunday May 20

Admission free

Natural Selection marks the culmination of a five-year collaboration between artist Andy Holden and his father, the ornithologist Peter Holden. Their collaborative work takes us on an ornithological journey: from the building of nests to the collecting of eggs. Featuring objects, sculptures, videos and animation, the exhibition has been conceived to celebrate an astonishing diversity of natural forms and embrace different ways of looking. Picture: Alison Bettles.

Phone 01323 434670 or visit townereastbourne.org.uk.

12/02/2018 - 29/04/2018
All Day
Caroline Achaintre: Fantômas

First Floor Gallery, De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Until Sunday April 29

Free

Caroline Achaintre’s visually striking, witty ceramic sculptures and hand-tufted wall hangings incorporate diverse references such as catwalk fashion, carnival, and death-metal iconography, as well as Primitivism and Expressionism – early 20th century Western art movements that borrowed heavily from non-Western and prehistoric imagery to find new ways of representing the modern world. Picture: Rob Harris.

Phone 01424 229111 or visit dlwp.com.

12/02/2018 - 26/06/2018
12:00 am
Collector’s Choice: Star Wars

Hove Museum & Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road, Hove

Until Tuesday June 26

Free admission

This is a display of vintage Star Wars toys and memorabilia from the 1970s and 80s. It’s a chance to take a trip down memory lane or brush up on the back story to the newest Star Wars releases.

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

12/02/2018 - 03/06/2018
All Day
John Piper’s Brighton Aquatints

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

Until Sunday June 3

Free with museum admission

The significance of John Piper’s Brighton Aquatints book – published just after the outbreak of war in November 1939 – is widely recognised, but has never before been explored in detail. The slim volume of landscape views, with its marbled paper boards, hovered on the brink of Victorian pastiche; while his choice of a printmaking medium redolent of the early 19th century seemed a perfect match for the architectural period of the town. But for all the nostalgia of its subject and style, Brighton Aquatints was a clear indicator of Piper’s awareness of avant-garde art. This display explores Brighton Aquatints through related books, letters, sketches, prints and designs, and is curated by architectural and design historian Alan Powers. It coincides with the publication of a new edition of Piper’s Brighton Aquatints with an introduction and commentary by Powers, published by The Mainstone Press. Picture: © The Piper Estate/DACS 2017.

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

12/02/2018 - 29/04/2018
All Day
Leonard Rosoman: Painting Theatre

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester

Until Sunday April 29

Experience John Osborne’s controversial play A Patriot for Me through the eyes of British painter Leonard Rosoman RA (1913 – 1912), tutor to David Hockney and Peter Blake, in a series of works not seen together since the 1970s. Part of the Royal Academy’s 250th birthday celebrations, this is the first museum show of Rosoman’s work in over 30 years. Curated in association with Dr Tanya Harrod, the series conveyed the ‘claustrophobic, sometimes savage, atmosphere’ of the play, whilst capturing a moment in time when attitudes towards sexuality and censorship were on the cusp of change. Picture: Leonard Rosoman, Study. Officer in drag, 1968, Acrylic on canvas, 91.5 x 91.5 cm, Dakin Collection © The Artist’s Estate.

Phone 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

12/02/2018 - 03/06/2018
All Day
We Stared at the Moon from the Centre of the Sun

Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne

Until Sunday June 3

Admission free

This is an exhibition curated by internationally acclaimed artist Haroon Mirza with works from the Arts Council Collection, Towner’s Collection and interventions orchestrated by the artist and his studio hrm199. Mirza considers electricity his main medium, with which he creates atmospheric environments by intuitively linking light, sound, music, videos and elements of architecture. For We stared at the Moon from the centre of the Sun, the artist draws together modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, installation, and film and video works to explore how our fantasies about the future and our understanding of the past determines our experience of ‘the now’. Picture above: Lis Rhodes Dresden Dynamo 1971-2 Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre London © the artist print. Picture below: Patrick Caulfield Sculpture in a Landscape 1966 Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre London © The Estate of Patrick Caulfield all rights reserved DACS 2017.

Phone 01323 434670 or visit townereastbourne.org.uk.

12/02/2018 - 15/04/2018
All Day
Yemi Awosile

North staircase De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Until Sunday April 15

Free

Throughout autumn last year, Awosile engaged Thornwood Care Home staff and residents living with dementia in conversation and shared creative activities. From this series of social interventions, she developed a collection of digitally embroidered fabrics inspired by her encounters and the site. Awosile tests how craft innovation might help to bridge the gap between a younger generation of digital natives and those brought up before the digital age – people who might be more familiar with hand-crafted techniques. Awosile used the architecture of the De La Warr Pavilion to create an arrangement of textile objects that explore moments of re-discovery and unfamiliarity. Garment silhouettes embody personal dialogues that, in turn, create opportunities for social exchange, touching on the silent interplay between public and private space. Picture: Rob Harris.

Phone 01424 229111 or visit dlwp.com.

12/02/2018 - 04/09/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Aliens, Zombies and Monsters! The Weird World of Aaron Blecha

Hove Museum & Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road, Hove
Until Tuesday September 4, 10am-5pm
Free admission
Popular children’s writer and illustrator Aaron Blecha reveals the tricks of his trade in this fun display. The Hove-based creator is best-known for books like Goodnight, Grizzle Grump! and the Shark School series and in this display will give museum visitors a peek into the process behind his work – starting from initial ideas and doodles to creating characters and finished books. Picture: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove.

Read our feature on Aliens, Zombies and Monsters.
Phone 0300 029 0900 or visit brightonmuseums.org.uk/hove.

12/02/2018 - 16/02/2018
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Monday-Friday February 12-16, 10.30am-3.30pm

Tickets £85. For ages 6-11

In a week-long workshop, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes are bought to life on stage, with classic fairy tales such as Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood not all ending happily ever after! The week ends with a performance on Friday afternoon.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.

12/02/2018 - 18/02/2018
2:00 pm
Half Term Fun

The Rye Bookshop (Waterstones), 25 High Street, Rye

Monday-Sunday February 12-18, all events at 2pm

There are lovely literary fun events for children during half term, with Roald Dahl Revolting Rhymes story time and your own revolting rhyme activity on Monday, Pancake Day with Mr Wolf’s Pancakes story time and design your own pancake recipe and topping activity on Tuesday, Elmer story time and craft activity on Wednesday, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls activities and story-writing on Thursday, The Eye of the North activities all day on Friday, Harry Potter activities all day on Saturday and Peter Rabbit story time and activities on Sunday.

Phone 01797 227442 or visit waterstones.com.

12/02/2018 - 17/02/2018
7:30 pm
The Case of the Frightened Lady

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Monday-Saturday February 12-17, 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinees on Wednesday and Saturday

Tickets £26-£33.50/discounts available

Rock Follies star Rula Lenska stars in the Edgar Wallace thriller featuring Inspector Tanner. When he is called to investigate a murder at Mark’s Priory, the ancestral home of the Lebanon family, he discovers that nothing is quite as it seems… and then discovers a shocking secret. The cast also includes Coronation Street actors Gray O’Brien and Philip Lowrie, EastEnders actor Charlie Clements, Only Fools and Horses actor Denis Lill, Skins star April Pearson, Ben Nealon from Soldier Soldier and Glenn Carter, who starred in the film Jesus Christ Superstar.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.

13/02/2018 - 17/02/2018
7:45 pm
The Kite Runner

Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne

Tuesday-Saturday February 13-17, 7.45pm with a 2.30pm matinee on Wednesday and Saturday

Tickets £17.50-£29.50

Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner is a haunting tale of friendship spanning cultures and continents set in Afghanistan, a divided country on the verge of war. Two childhood friends are about to be torn apart when a terrible incident shatters their lives forever. This theatrical tour-de-force comes to Crawley following a run in the West End.

Phone 01323 412000 or visit eastbournetheatres.co.uk.

14/02/2018 - 17/02/2018
All Day
Disney’s Cinderella

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne

Wednesday-Saturday February 14-17, various times

Tickets £9-£39

The timeless rags-to-riches story of Cinderella is an adaptation of the Disney animated film  and features songs from it. Cinderella is mistreated by her wicked stepmother and ugly stepsisters and is forbidden from going to the ball. With a little help from her mice friends and her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella’s dream come true. She goes to the ball, meets her prince and falls in love and lives happily ever after.

Phone 01323 802020 or visit royalhippodrome.com.

16/02/2018 - 18/02/2018
All Day
Introductory Weekend Retreats to Buddhist Meditation

Rivendell Buddhist Retreat Centre, Chillies Lane, High Hurstwood

Friday-Sunday February 16-18, 6pm on Friday-4pm on Sunday

£185/£165

This weekend is for people who want to lean Buddhist meditation and find out about Buddhism. Each day has a structured programme, when participants will be guided in the practice of two traditional Buddhist meditations: the Mindfulness of Breathing, which helps develop a calm and focused mind, and Metta Bhavana, the development of loving kindness. There will also be talks and discussion groups.

Phone 01825 733764 or visit rivendellretreatcentre.com.

16/02/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Common Woodland Bryophytes

Classroom, Woods Mill, Henfield

Friday February 16, 10am-4pm

SWT members £75/SWT non-members £105. Booking essential

This one-day course, half of which is outdoors and the other half indoors, is an introduction to mosses and liverworts (bryophytes), their taxonomy and ecology. The course includes terminology, with Latin names used, and identifying specimens indoors and in the field.

Visit sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk.

16/02/2018 - 18/02/2018
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Snow Mouse

Founders Room, Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Friday-Sunday February 16-18, 10.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Tickets £7/children £5/family of four £22

For very young children, this is a winter’s tale of play, puppetry and music. A child hurrying outside to play in the snowy woods finds a sleeping mouse buried under the soft white flakes. Sliding, tumbling and laughing, they explore the winter wonderland together and keep each other safe and warm from the winter freeze. There’s a chance to get crafty and make a keepsake to take home at 2.15pm on Saturday February 15/£5 per child.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit brightondome.org.

16/02/2018
2:00 pm
Lost & Found

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath

Friday February 16, 2pm

Tickets £9.50/three or more £9

What’s a boy to do when a lost penguin shows up on his doorstep? He has to return him, of course, and on the long and difficult journey to the South Pole, he discovers a new friendship. Lost & Found is based on the best-selling story by Oliver Jeffers.

Phone 01444 455440 or visit clairhall.org.

16/02/2018
7:00 pm
Rebecca Ferguson

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Friday February 16, 7pm

Tickets £28.50, £35 and £60

Rebecca Ferguson, runner-up in the seventh series of The Factor, has come a long way from the shy singer making her TV debut seven years ago. She has released four albums, including Superwoman in 2016. Now a confident songwriter and live performer, the Liverpudlian has no plans on stopping any time soon as she embarks on this UK tour.

Phone 01424 229111 or visit dlwp.com.

16/02/2018
7:00 pm
The Doors Alive

Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, Brighton

Friday February 16, 7pm

Tickets £15

UK tribute band The Doors Alive perform as legendary rock gods The Doors, recreating the sound, look and presence of a real Doors concert. Classic hits include Light My Fire, When The Music’s Over, Riders On The Storm, The End and many more.

Phone 01273 673311 or visit concorde2.co.uk.

16/02/2018
7:30 pm
The Brain Teasers

St Paul’s, 55a Chapel Road, Worthing

Friday February 16, 7.30pm

Tickets £10

This is a unique show with mind-boggling effects and combining the talents of Rick Martyn and Benjamin Hasker, two professional entertainers in the field of psychological entertainment. Mentalist Rick Martyn stages a mind-reading show in which he makes predictions and revelations, while mesmerist Benjamin Hasker invites the audience to take part in experiments and demonstrations using the power of suggestion.

Phone 01903 368967 or visit stpaulsworthing.co.uk.

16/02/2018
7:30 pm
Trope

The Basement, Argus Lofts, 24 Kensington Street, Brighton

Friday February 16, 7.30pm

Tickets £6.50/open mic concession £3

Brighton’s new spoken word showcase features top UK artists, local musicians, a poet in residence, poetry film and an open mic. Hosted by Rosy Carrick and featuring Anthony Anaxagorou (above), poet in residence Sea SharpMusic (below), and Chuck S J Hay. Each month will have a theme and this one is ‘change’. The performers will share work interpreting the theme. To take part, email artisticplanning@brightondome.org.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit brightondome.org.

16/02/2018
7:45 pm
Aynsley Lister

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Friday February 16, 7.45pm

Tickets £15

Blues star Aynsley Lister performs solo, the perfect chance to witness his ability to sync rhythmical chords, bass lines and lead guitar with singing, accompanied by his custom-built stomp box.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.

16/02/2018
7:45 pm
Pop-up Opera: Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel

Minerva Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester

Friday February 16, 7.45pm

Tickets from £20

Pop-Up Opera has a wintry delight with Hansel and Gretel, which is sung in German with English captions. Humperdinck’s music magically evokes the contrasting worlds of the story: brother and sister Hansel and Gretel are drawn into the idyllic yet dangerous world of the forest where they encounter the Sandman, the Dew Fairy and the Witch.

Phone 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.

16/02/2018
8:00 pm
The Wam Bam Club

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Friday February 16, 8pm

Tickets £25. Age 18+

The Wam Ban Club serves up a cocktail of burlesque, circus, comedy and music. The Wam Bam Belles & Buff Boys are joined for this show by a new selection of international cabaret acts, introduced by mistress of ceremonies Lady Alex. Direct from London’s West End, the performers include high-flying aerialists, burlesque & boylesque, jaw-dropping circus and some unpredictable entertainment.

Read our interview with Lady Alex about The Wam Bam Club.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.

16/02/2018
8:30 pm
Tropicana Nights

White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings

Friday February 16, 8.30pm

Tickets £8. Age 25+

Dig out those 80s fashions and restyle your hair for the ultimate 80s night.

Phone 01424 462288 or visit whiterocktheatre.org.uk.