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Sussex Life magazine May 2017 – out in shops and to buy online

PUBLISHED: 15:43 12 April 2017 | UPDATED: 15:43 12 April 2017




This edition of Sussex Life features all the local ingredients to make this month special

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Highlights of this month’s Sussex Life include:

• Celebration of Sussex Life Awards 2017 - Voting open!

• Goring girl Francesca Hayward on her journey to the Royal Ballet

• Chichester Festival Theatre’s new directors prepare to unleash their first full season

• Our guide to Sussex’s summer festivals

• Brighton artist Philippa Stanton

• Singing in Sussex: The best places to take part and listen

• Sir Rod Aldridge on how he wants to help Brighton’s young people

• Sussex walk along Seven Sisters and through Friston Forest

• Mick Finlay’s book about Sherlock Holmes’ rival

• Events and things to do across Sussex this May

• 5 of the best Sussex butchers

• The Fig Tree in Hurstpierpoint: Restaurant review

• Dog-friendly Sussex locations for a staycation

• Bovine portraitist Veronica van Eijk at her Hailsham studio

• Open gardens in Sussex in the coming months

• What it’s like to live in Lindfield

• Shoreham airport instructor Martyn Blunden and his new series of time-travelling adventures

• Plus more interior, property, fashion, style and health news/views


Each month we love to see reader’s photos. Upload your #SussexSnaps to www.sussexlife.co.uk/photos, share them on Facebook or tweet them to us @sussexlifemag. You may see your photo in the next edition of Sussex Life!


Things to do in Sussex this weekend - Great things to do in Sussex this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

Eating out in Sussex - best restaurants - Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Sussex really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs.


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