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Things to do in Sussex this weekend

PUBLISHED: 14:07 25 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:07 25 July 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.

West End Workshop Week - Monday 24 to Saturday 29 July

BRICTT, New England Road, Brighton BN1 4GW

Learn from directors, choreographers and stars from top shows, experience the wonderful West End and work with industry professionals from: 42nd Street, Les Miserables, Bat Out of Hell, Mamma Mia and Wicked.


Petworth Festival - Until Saturday 29 July


Featuring world-class classical musicians including Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside, Natalie Clein and Cédric Tiberghien, comedic national treasures such as Angus Deayton’s Radio Active, Hal Cruttenden and the inimitable Rainer Hersch Orkestra, a pop-up exhibition from local schools supported by West Sussex Young Arts and outdoor family theatre in Bignor Park. Tickets: £6 adults and a limited amount of free tickets for 18s and under at some events.


Brighton’s Big Screen - From Friday 28 July


Brighton’s world famous beach will take centre stage this summer to screen an amazing line-up of blockbuster movies. A huge HD quality screen will play more than 90 sizzling films over 32 days including ‘La La Land’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Moana’, ‘Jaws’, ‘T2 (Trainspotting)’, ‘Logan’, and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’.


The Longines Royal International Horse Show - Until Sunday 30 July

All England Jumping Course, Hickstead

The Longines Royal International Horse Show features the world’s best riders, the opportunity to see the British showjumping team competing on home turf, plus the chance to see thousands of top-class show horses and ponies being put through their paces. The show features showjumping, showing, carriage driving, scurry driving and arena eventing. It is the oldest horse show in Britain, first held in 1907, and has been hosted at Hickstead in West Sussex every year since 1992.


The Sporting Horse - Ongoing event

Rountree Tryon Galleries, Market Square, Petworth

This exhibition brings together stylistically diverse artworks exploring the profound relationship between horse and human, and features oils, watercolours, drawings and sculpture dating from the 18th century to the present day. In Europe and beyond, this relationship facilitated the development of modern civilisation and industrialisation, with the result that the horse has eventually been liberated from manual labour, instead bred and trained increasingly for collaboration in leisure pursuits. The show celebrates this post-industrial horse: its glamour, versatility, energy, skill and playfulness.


Open Garden - Sunday 30 July

The Beeches, Church Road, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5TS

C18 walled garden with cut flowers, vegetables, salads and fruit. Separate orchard and rose garden. Herbaceous borders and hot border. There are two ponds, one with a willow house. Extensive lawns and an C18 barn.



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