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Events and things to do in Sussex - July 2014

PUBLISHED: 12:24 27 June 2014 | UPDATED: 12:26 27 June 2014

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A whole host of Sussex events happening throughout July

Now until 31 August

World War I Exhibition at Nymans

10am-4.30pm. This exhibition will tell the story of the people of Nymans and how the War affected them, from Ludwig Messel who was deeply saddened by the conflict between the two nations he loved to the soldiers in the Buffs, trained by Ludwig’s son Leonard. Free event. Normal admission charges apply.

Nymans, Handcross, Haywards Heath: 01444 405250

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4-6 July

Love Supreme Jazz Festival

Set against the stunning backdrop of Glynde Place in East Sussex, the festival is fast becoming one of the must-see live music events of the year. The acclaimed three-day event is back for a second year delivering a world-class programme that boasts the likes of multi-million-selling Grammy and Golden Globe winner Jamie Cullum, much feted soul star and double Brit Award nominee Laura Mvula, a special 25th anniversary show from legendary R&B outfit Soul II Soul featuring original vocalist Caron Wheeler, one of the most celebrated UK jazz musicians of all time Courtney Pine, and arguably the most soulful performer to have emerged in recent years, Grammy-winning Gregory Porter. For more information visit www.lovesupremefestival.com.

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12-13 July

Parham Annual Garden Weekend

10.30am-5pm. This is a perfect opportunity to relax in the award-winning gardens, buy quality plants from a range of specialist stalls 
and talk to garden experts in the stunning grounds of Parham House.

Gardeners’ World presenter Joe Swift will be opening the event on Saturday and the One Show gardener Christine Walkden will be there on Sunday.

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Now until 31 August

World War I Exhibition at Nymans

10am-4.30pm. This exhibition will tell the story of the people of Nymans and how the war affected them, from Ludwig Messel, who was deeply saddened by the conflict between the two nations he loved, to the soldiers in the Buffs, trained by Ludwig’s son Leonard. Free event. Normal admission charges apply.

Nymans, Handcross, Haywards Heath: 01444 405250

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12-13 July

Brighton Kite Festival

Brighton Kite Festival is a free public event and brings some interesting shapes, sizes and colour to Stanmer Park in Brighton. This year will feature world class flyers of all forms of kites, from beautifully made miniature single line kites to some of the best team displays you will ever see.

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12-13 July

Worthing Birdman

The Worthing International Birdman event is a competition for human-powered flying machines that take off from a special ramp constructed on Worthing Pier. There are three flying classes, so prospective entrants can decide if they wish to be a serious aviator or want to take part for fun and raise money for charity.

For more information visit www.worthingbirdman.co.uk

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Wild Woodies Children’s Summer Holiday Clubs

Sussex Wildlife Trust is running a fun-packed outdoor activity programme for children throughout the summer holidays. There’s something for everyone, including bug-hunting, pond-dipping, shelter-building, crafts, camouflage games and toasting marshmallows over the campfire. Clubs are at Woods Mill Nature Reserve near Henfield; Stanmer Park, Brighton; Seven Sisters Country Park near Seaford and Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult as the clubs are fully supervised. Booking essential.

For more information tel: 01273 497561 or visit: www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk

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12-13 July

Eastbourne Extreme

This year, this weekend of extreme sports is set to be bigger and better, with attractions in Princes Park, Fort Fun Car Park, Eastern Promenade, the Skate Park, Fisherman’s Green tennis courts and the surrounding beaches.

For more information visit www.eastbourneextreme.co.uk

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12 July-2 August

Amadeus By Peter Shaffer

Set amidst the splendour of 18th Century Vienna, this thrilling, and often wickedly funny play pits blazing human ambition against heavenly genius, in what becomes a battle of life and death. Starring Rupert Everett. Times vary. Tickets: £15-£43.

Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester: 01243 781312

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14-19 July

The Mousetrap UK Tour

7.30pm. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner. Wednesday and Saturday matinees 2pm. Tickets: £24.50.

Connaught Theatre, Worthing: 01903 206206

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17 July

Elvis Costello Solo in Concert

7pm. The songwriting icon has followed his musical curiosity in a career spanning more than 30 years and is perhaps best known for his performances with 
The Attractions, The Imposters and for concert appearances with pianist Steve Nieve. He has also entered into acclaimed collaborations with the likes of Burt Bacharach, The Brodsky Quartet and Paul McCartney. Tickets: £46-£56.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill: 01424 229111

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20 July

Monty Python Live (mostly) broadcast from the O2 London Arena

7pm. For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together this year.

At a combined age of just 358, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will once again perform some of their greatest hits, with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists. Tickets: £12.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill: 01424 229111

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20 July

Rare and Traditional Breeds Show

10am-4.30pm. Four legs, furry legs, feathered legs...come and see cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and poultry in this delightful agricultural show for rare and traditional breeds of farm animals. The show is one of the biggest shows of its kind in the south east and hugely popular with visitors and exhibitors alike. Museum open until 6pm.

Weald and Downland Museum, Chichester: 01243 811363

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20 July

Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final - British Open Polo Championship

Cowdray Park, Midhurst

The culmination of four weeks of high octane action in the world’s most important pro-am polo tournament, when Veuve Clicquot’s celebrity guest list gathers to watch the all important Final. World class polo, retail village, bars, food, children’s funfair, and post-match thrills with the Blades Aerobatic Display team. £20 per head adult entry, U12s free. Free parking. Grandstand seats available.

For more information tel: 01730 813257 or visit www.cowdraypolo.co.uk

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25 July

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

St. Nicolas, Pevensey

7pm. The programme of solo baroque masterpieces includes pieces by Telemann, JS Bach and his most gifted son CPE Bach, whose 300th anniversary is this year.

Tickets: £10, can be obtained in advance or on the door. Details from Owen Visick on 07759 388845 or pevenseydig@gmail.com; or George Stephens, 
01424 216651 or g.stephens45@btinternet.com

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29 July-2 August

Glorious Goodwood

Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester

A day at the races struggles to get more quintessentially British than Glorious Goodwood. Often referred to as the official closing party of the summer season, the festival blends beautiful fashions, a star-studded social atmosphere and Grade A sporting action, to once again establish itself as the summer event not to be missed.

Glorious Goodwood, full of thrills, spills and show-stopping glamour is set once again to deliver an unbeatable five days and continues its unrivalled reputation as the pinnacle of the summer’s social and sporting calendar.

For further information tel: 01243 755 055 or visit www.goodwood.com

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29 July-3 August

The Longines Royal International Horse Show

As one of the biggest outdoor shows in the country, the Longines Royal International Horse Show sees the elite of many equestrian disciplines compete side by side. It has everything, from the thrills and spills of international showjumping to the elegance and glamour of champion showing horses and ponies, to the exhilarating buzz of the world’s best eventers flying across country.

01273 834315; www.hicksteadco.uk

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16 July-2 August

The Petworth Summer Festival

The 2014 Petworth Festival, that takes place in six venues in and around Petworth, presents a programme that features major international artists from the classical world as well as a rich array of jazz and world music performers together with a raft of ‘only in Petworth’ events.

Highlights include a series of performances by unconventional Dutch pianist Daria van den Bercken, a stellar classical programme including solo recitals by American pianist Garrick Ohlsson, tenor Ian Bostridge and violinist Tasmin Little. Jazz events include popular chanteuse Clare Teal, singer Gary Williams with virtuoso Harry-the-Piano. 
Don’t miss the festival’s two major outdoor productions, A Night at the Cotton Club with the Harry Strutter Hot Rhythm Orchestra and the Jiving Lindy Hoppers in Petworth House’s atmospheric Stable Yard and a performance by the acclaimed Illyria company of George’s Marvellous Medicine at Bignor Park.

For more information visit www.petworthfestival.org.uk

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12 July-1 March 2015

War Stories - Voices from the First World War

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, a major new exhibition at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery will bring to life the wartime experiences of 15 people whose personal stories reveal the impact of war.

Visitors will be able to see the war through the eyes of a young girl, born into war in 1914; young soldiers from Brighton who fought and died on the Western Front, including a Brighton and Hove Albion footballer; an Indian soldier wounded on the Front and taken to hospital in the Royal Pavilion; nurses who cared for the wounded; a young gardener who was imprisoned for his pacifist beliefs; and others. 
Admission is free.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton: 03000 290900

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