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 - 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.

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.

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.

17/02/2018 - 13/05/2018
All Day
Inhabit

 

Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne

Saturday February 17-Sunday May 13

Admission free

Inhabit is an exhibition curated entirely using works from the gallery’s extensive collection of historic, modern and contemporary art. The conceptual installation of paintings, sculptures and prints invites the visitor to inhabit the gallery spaces as they move through three defined ‘settings’. Visitors enter a monochrome landscape where the town’s folk are noticeably absent; evidence of urbanisation waits patiently for new inhabitants as a bird hovers over a craggy rock face in amongst stark dark trees. Next, they step inside a domestic setting, defined by bold primary colours, before finally visiting a setting dominated by a mountain and a leafy forest path that draws the viewer in to an imagined landscape. Inhabit includes works by Edward Bawden, Dennis Creffield, Gertrude Hermes, Phelan Gibb, Duncan Grant, Derrick Greaves, Roland Jarvis, Robert MacBryde, Harold Mockford and Monica Poole,  as well as contemporary artists Peter Liversidge, Tania Kovats, Zoe Walker and Graham Gussin. The display will also showcase new acquisitions to the Towner Collection, a selection of prints by Patrick Caulfield and paintings by Wilfred Avery and Patrick Heron. Picture above left: Derrick Greaves Abstract Painting with fruit 1979. Towner Collection Eastbourne. Derrick Greaves courtesy James Hyman Gallery London. Picture above right: Kerstin Erici, Still Life,1950. © The Artist. Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne.

Phone 01323 434670 or visit townereastbourne.org.uk.

21/02/2018 - 20/05/2018
All Day
Sheila Bownas: A Life in Pattern

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester

Wednesday February 21-Sunday May 20

This is an exhibition of original designs by the mid-century textile designer Sheila Bownas (1925—2007), a supplier to Liberty London and Marks & Spencer who remained relatively unknown until an archive of her work surfaced recently at auction. Her colourful patterns featuring playful scenes, floral and geometric motifs, captured the optimism of the post-war era. The exhibition is curated in association with Chelsea Cefai. Picture: Sheila Bownas, SB 467, circa 1960-69, Sheila Bownas Archive © Sheila Bownas Archive.

Read our feature on Sheila Bownas.

Phone 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

24/02/2018 - 06/01/2019
All Day
1935

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

Saturday February 24-Sunday January 6

Free

1935 brings together a series of events that took place in and around the vicinity of the De La Warr Pavilion, the year the building opened to the public. The De La Warr Pavilion is an architectural manifestation of a progressive social movement invested in providing the best art and culture for all. It was commissioned by the 9th Earl De La Warr, then Mayor of Bexhill, and designed by Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff. This exhibition takes that year as a starting point, using local events to indicate the varied social and political landscape of the time. Picture: Arthur Spray, the mysterious cobbler of Bexhill, curing Alice of her headache, 1935. Photographer unknown. 

Phone 01424 229111 or visit dlwp.com.

24/02/2018 - 17/11/2018
All Day
Art & Spa: Two-Day Art Painting Weekend Holiday

The Flackley Ash Hotel, Peasmarsh, near Rye

Saturdays February 24, March 24, April 21, May 19, June 23, October 20, November 17

£225

Have a mini art holiday and learn to paint in a weekend on these two-day courses run by Arty Party Breaks. Suitable for beginners or intermediates in watercolour painting, participants will be shown from scratch how to stretch paper, apply paint, mix colour and all watercolour techniques. Improvers can expand their knowledge and learn new ideas, tips and techniques.

Phone 07817 116007 or visit artpartybreaks.com.

24/02/2018 - 07/05/2018
All Day
POP! Art in a Changing Britain

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester

Saturday February 24-Monday May 7

This exhibition is a vivid exploration of how artists in Britain in the 1950s and 1960s responded to rapid social change. Pop Art as a movement came to the fore in this period as a means to address the rise of mass media, the cult of celebrity and prevalent political concerns. This exhibition celebrates Pallant House Gallery’s significant collection of British Pop Art, including major paintings, sculpture and an extensive holding of Pop prints and archive material. It includes seminal works such as Peter Blake’s ‘The Beatles, 1962’ (1963-68), Richard Hamilton’s ‘Swingeing London’ (1968), Jann Haworth’s ‘Cowboy’ (1964) and one of the early examples of Pop printmaking, Eduardo Paolozzi’s  ‘As Is When’ (1965).  Picture: Jann Haworth, ‘Cowboy’, 1964, fabric, Pallant House Gallery (Wilson Gift through The Art Fund, 2006) © Jann Haworth.

Read our feature on the exhibition.

Phone 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

24/02/2018 - 04/03/2018
All Day
Rye Bay Scallop Week

Saturday February 24-Sunday March 4

Various venues in Rye and district

It’s shucking time again. More than 30 restaurants in Rye are putting together scallop dishes in preparation for this year’s Rye Bay Scallop Week, an opportunity to indulge in seafood delights. The most popular ingredient this year is chorizo, with garlic, coriander, lemon and chilli also being paired with scallops. Among the events during the week are tasting events, cookery schools and demonstrations, plus live music. Picture: scallops at the Flackley Ash Hotel, Peasmarsh.

Read our feature on Rye Bay Scallop Week.

Visit scallop.org.uk.

24/02/2018 - 03/06/2018
All Day
Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj

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

Saturday February 24-Sunday June 3

Entry

Together and separately, Guimarães and Akhøj explore the residual histories of art, design and architecture, exposing unexpected connections between states of rapture and modernity. Much of their recent work has emerged from research undertaken in the small Brazilian town of Palmelo, many of whose inhabitants are Spiritist mediums. Presented in the UK for the first time, Studies for A Minor History of Trembling Matter (2017) and Captain Gervasio’s Family (2014) are both set within this community. These films sit alongside Guimaraes’ film Canoas (2010), set in the home that architect Oscar Neimeyer built for himself outside Rio de Janeiro, and Akhøj’s Welcome (to the Teknival), 2009-17, a response to the restoration of Eileen Gray’s modernist villa e.1027. This is the artists’ first exhibition in a UK public institution. Picture: Tamar Guimarães and Kasper Akhøj, Studies for A Minor History of Trembling Matter 2017, 30:28 minutes, video, colour, four channel sound, Portuguese with English subtitles. Courtesy of the artists and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo, and Ellen De Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam.

Phone 01424 229111 or visit dlwp.com.

24/02/2018 - 10/11/2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Beginning Your Beekeeping

Mantel Farm, Henley Down, Catsfield, Battle

Saturdays February 24, March 17, April 21, May 12, June 16, July 14, September 15, October 6 and November 10 (two days), 9.30am-4.30pm

£198

On this intensive two-day course, tutors Amanda Millar, an ecologist and qualified beekeeper, and beekeepers Mike Cullen and Jill Sales get you started with beekeeping, explaining about the honey bee, choosing hives and equipment, how and where to set up an apiary, bee management, pests and diseases, and how to extract honey. The course includes a chance to see the different equipment available, with course notes to take home and an inspection of a hive, weather permitting.

Phone 01424 830357 or visit mantelfarmshop.co.uk.

24/02/2018 - 25/02/2018
11:00 am
Brighton Tattoo Convention

Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton

Saturday and Sunday February 24 and 25, 11am

Tickets £25-£40/u16s free with an adult

A major event on the world tattoo calendar, the annual Brighton Tattoo Convention features more than 300 world class tattooists, scores of traders and exhibitions, attracting thousands of visitors. This year, there will be parties, collaborations and presentations.

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

25/02/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Pilgrims Rest Wedding Open Day

The Pilgrims Rest, I High Street, Battle

Sunday February 25 2018, 10am-5pm

Free

The Pilgrims Rest is a 600-year-old Wealden hall that’s “full of historic soul”. It’s a chance to view the beautiful old building, stoke up the fires, light some candles and watch as she sparkles into life. To attend this event, please book an appointment.

Phone 07552 873448 or visit pilgrimsrestbattle.co.uk.

25/02/2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Collage Wall Hanging Workshop Inspired by Sussex Landscape

A S Apothecary, 31 Western Road, Lewes

Sunday February 25, 10.30am-1.30pm

This three-hour workshop is led by artist Sarah Holloway, and in it participants will design and make a handmade paper wall hanging inspired by nature and the local landscape. The tiered collage wall hanging will be inspired by the lines, patterns, textures and colours of the natural landscape. You can bring drawings and photographs for ideas.

Phone 01273 253186 or visit asapoth.com.

25/02/2018
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Snowdrop Festival

The Old Vicarage, The Street, Washington

Sunday February 25, 10.30am-3pm

Admission £5/children free

Around 100 gardens in the National Garden Scheme are opening as part of its Snowdrop Festival and The Old Vicarage is one of them. The three-and-a-half acre gardens are set around an 1832 Regency house and has a formal front garden with a rear garden featuring mature trees from the 19th century as well as newer trees and a water garden as well as a Japanese garden. There’s a new meadow area that has 10,000 mixed bulbs. Picture: NGS.

Phone 07766 761926 or visit ngs.org.uk.

25/02/2018
11:00 am
Castalian Quartet

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton

Sunday February 25, 11am

Tickets £18.50/concs £16/ages 8-25 free

The Castalian Quartet – Sini Simonen and Daniel Roberts on violin, Charlotte Bonneton on viola and Christopher Graves on cello – are joined by Simon Rowland-Jones on the viola as they perform masterworks from the Classical, Romantic and 20th century repertories. The programme includes Haydn’s String Quartet in D major, Op 76 No 5 and Britten’s String Quartet No 2 in C major, Op 36 (1945), with Mr Rowland-Jones joining them for Brahms’s String Quintet No 1 in F major, Op 88. Picture: Kauko Kikkas.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit brightondome.org.

25/02/2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wedding Fair

Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel, Kings Road, Brighton

Sunday February 25 2018, 11am-3pm

Free

This seafront hotel boasts original features and a ballroom as well as spectacular views from the ceremony room. There will be expert professionals on hand, including bridal wear, men’s formal wear, cakes, photography, flowers, table decorations, entertainment and more.

Phone 01273 351012 or visit mercurebrighton.co.uk.

25/02/2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wedding Show

Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton

Sunday February 25 2018, 11am-3pm

Stanmer House is an 18th century Georgian manor house set in Stanmer Park, which has both woodland and parkland. At this event, organised by Pure Wedding Events, there will be a bridal catwalk show  as well as instrumental welcome music, a competition and a free goodie bag.

Phone 01903 411095 or visit pureweddingevents.co.uk.

25/02/2018
3:00 pm
The Royal Marines Association Concert Band

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing

Sunday February 25, 3pm

Tickets £13.50/child £5/group 10+ £10.50

The 50 musicians of The Royal Marines Association Concert Band play a programme of popular marches, big band sounds, musical theatre, music from film, radio and TV shows as well as favourites from the classics. The Portsmouth Military Wives Choir will also sing a selection of popular songs.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.

25/02/2018
7:00 pm
Franz Ferdinand

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Sunday February 25, 7pm

Tickets £30.50

Indie legends Franz Ferdinand release their new album, Always Ascending, on February 9 and are on a UK tour to promote it. Alex Kapranos, the Scottish band’s frontman, describes the album as both “futuristic and naturalistic”, the “start of a whole new era”. Its first single, also called Always Ascending, is “inspired by a historic event that happened to some people and they ended up literally ascending and leaving the Earth”. It’s the band’s first album since guitarist Nick McCarthy left in 2016 and new members Dino Bardot and Julian Corrie joined.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit brightondome.org.

25/02/2018
7:00 pm
I’d Be Lost Without You

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Sunday February 25, 7pm

Tickets £12.50/concs £10. Age 12+

This production by physical theatre company Wet Picnic explores our addiction to technology in the 21st century, where our hunger for ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ is distancing us from ourselves and one another. In an interactive experience, Wet Picnic works in collaboration with a psychologist to extract real-life experiences.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.

25/02/2018
7:30 pm
Bonzo Bills

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

Sunday February 25, 7.30pm

Tickets £12

Bono Bills is a new band formed from former members of Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and the Bill Posters Will Be Band. Vocalist and reeds player Roger Ruskin-Spear and Sam Spoons, on drums, spoons and vocals, from Bonzo have joined up with ex-Bill Posters members Megs Etherington, on cornet and teapots, trombonist and ukulele player Chris Lowe, and Biff Harrison on banjo, accordion, saw and stravoli. Joined by newcomers Jim Heath on Banjo and guitar and keyboard ace David Glasson, they will perform classic Bonzos songs, Bill Posters favourites and new material.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.

25/02/2018
7:30 pm
The Bohemians - Queen “The Hits Tour”

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne

Sunday February 25, 7.30pm

Tickets £19

Queen tribute band The Bohemians perform a high-energy rollercoaster ride of a concert featuring the rock band’s greatest hits including Killer Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, The Show Must Go On, Bohemian Rhapsody and We Are The Champions.

Phone 01323 802020 or visit royalhippodrome.com.