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Things to do in Sussex this weekend

PUBLISHED: 14:17 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:52 24 April 2017

Early morning runner, Brighton sea front by David Hallett (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0) via flic.kr/p/pUpXpS. Edited with canva.com.

Early morning runner, Brighton sea front by David Hallett (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0) via flic.kr/p/pUpXpS. Edited with canva.com.


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

Details of events correct at time of publishing.

The Crucible - Until Saturday 29 April

Theatre Royal, Brighton

7.45pm. Starring Charlie Condou (Coronation Street) and Victoria Yeates (Call The Midwife). In a small 17th century New England town a children’s game has terrifying consequences as allegations of witchcraft break out. Quickly caught up in an unstoppable flow of paranoia, accusation and manipulation, the community is consumed by a climate of suspicion where no person is safe from their neighbour. Thurs and Sat matinees 2.30pm. Tickets: £13.75-£35.75.


Claire Martin Accompanied by Joe Stilgoe - Friday 28 April

Frant Church, High Street, Frant

8pm. World-renowned jazz singer Claire Martin OBE presents an intimate evening of beautiful songs. Piano virtuoso Joe Stilgoe, who has worked with the cream of British jazz including Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth, will accompany Claire. A fundraising concert in aid of the upkeep of Frant Church. Tickets: £20.


Night Time Safari - Saturday 29 April

RSPB Pulborough Brooks

You’ll be introduced to this very special bird and then guides will lead you around the reserve to enjoy this incredible performance.


To Linger in a Garden Fair - Ongoing event

Green Tree Gallery, Borde Hill, Haywards Heath

The words may have been penned by the 14th century Persian poet Hafiz, but they perfectly describe the delicious anticipation of enjoying the garden after a long winter. This is an exhibition devoted to one of Britain’s most popular pastimes, featuring work in a variety of media. Open Tues to Sat.


Spring Garden & Leisure Show - Sunday 30 April and Monday 1 May

South of England Showground, Ardingly

Open daily 9am-5pm. Visitors can enjoy lots of new outdoor pursuits and interactive entertainment, pick up on some top gardening tips, get creative and indulge in some fantastic retail therapy. New this year is the UK’s first interactive mobile caving system, the only one of its kind in the country and probably the most realistic artificial caving experiences you will get above ground with more than 90ft of tunnelling inside including two levels, sumps, stalagmites and squeezes.


Open Garden - Sunday 30 April

Highdown Gardens, Worthing

Famous garden created by Sir Frederick Stern situated on downland countryside in a chalk pit. The garden contains a wide collection of plants; many were raised from seed brought from China by great collectors like Wilson, Farrer and Kingdon-Ward.



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