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Things to do in Sussex this June

PUBLISHED: 12:07 30 May 2019 | UPDATED: 10:16 18 June 2019

Bloc Party (Photo by Rachael Wright)

Bloc Party (Photo by Rachael Wright)

Rachael Wright

We round up some of the best events and things to do across Sussex this month

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South East Open Studios - 7-23 June

Across Sussex

June sees artists across the county open up their studios to the public with a host of free exhibitions and trails. See the full listings on the website.


The Art of Ron Dellar - 13 June-14 July

Arundel Museum

Arundel Museum is hosting an exhibition of oil paintings, watercolours and prints by Angmering painter Ron Dellar, showcasing his landscapes and architectural work.


Enlightened - 14 June-6 Sept

Beauport House, Bannatyne Spa Hotel, Hastings

The launch exhibition by painter collage artist and printmaker Brenda Hartill to introduce the opening of a brand new gallery by PURE Arts Group. The first afternoon will be part of a whole day celebrating enlightened Sussex women.


Phoebe Unwin - From 15 June

Towner Gallery, Eastbourne

Iris is a new exhibition by Phoebe Unwin. Reflecting on how the iris works, the paintings explore ideas of looking and the self.


Frances Knight - 15-30 June

The Little Art Gallery, West Wittering

Contemporary artist Frances Knight presents a solo exhibition of local seascapes as part of the Festival of Chichester. Her work features paintings throughout the seasons at different locations along the Sussex coast.


Coast - 22-30 June

Onca Gallery, Brighton

Artist Kate Sherman's latest work explores the urban landscape of the Sussex coast. The paintings have been made as if driving a car past different local places.


A New Take on Still Life - 22 June

Paddock Art Studio, Lewes

An oil painting workshop led by artist Susan Ashworth suitable for all levels of experience. All materials are provided. Starts 10am, tickets £95.


Sculptures in the Garden - 23 June

Nyewood House

Sculptures in the Garden features five local sculptors set in the three acre Victorian country house.

A Silent Space Between - Until 27 July

Gallery 57

A new exhibition exploring the concepts of simplicity, emptiness, stillness and space through painting, drawing and ceramics.



The Jungle Book - 29 May-2 June

Brighton Open Air Theatre

This latest family-friendly production from Sussex theatre group JW Productions, performed by local professionals and a chorus of children.


Julia Holter - 3 June

The Old Market, Hove

Los Angeles-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter performs songs from critically acclaimed album Aviary.


Avenue Q - 4-8 June

Theatre Royal, Brighton

The naughtiest puppets in town give a cheeky and uproariously entertaining adult musical twist to a certain street beloved by pre-school children.


Sophie Ellis-Bextor - 7 June

Brighton Dome

Sophie Ellis-Bextor performs orchestral versions of her hits and songs from the disco canon.


Three Friday Nights - 7-21 June

Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester

Artists MK, Gorgon City and Disciples will each headline on three Fridays starting on 7 June.


Richard Durrant - 12 June

St Peter's Church, Bexhill

Shoreham-born guitarist and composer Richard Durrant presents a musical celebration of midsummer. Tickets cost £15.


The Blockheads - 14 June

The Old Market, Hove

As the band behind the late Ian Dury, The Blockheads have being going strong since 1977. Expect to revisit favourites including Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick and What A Waste, among others.


Zog - 14-16 June

Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's loveable trainee dragon comes to life as he tries to get a golden star at Madam Dragon's school. Tickets from £9.50.


The Solid Gold Rock 'n' Roll Show - 14 June

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Performances from rock and roll legends Mike Berry, Eden Kane and Marty Wilde who celebrates his 80th birthday this year.


The Girl on the Train - 17-22 June

Theatre Royal Brighton

Adapted from the internationally acclaimed novel by Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train is a twisty thriller, starring Samantha Womack of EastEnders fame.


Il Divo - 20 June

Brighton Centre

One of the most well-known crossover groups of all time, Il Divo are retuning with their Timeless Tour, featuring all their greatest hits.


Elisabeth Brauss Piano Concert - 22 June

Glynde Place, Lewes

The 24-year-old German pianist Elisabeth Brauss will perform sonatas by Scarlatti, four Schubert impromptus and a Beethoven sonata.


Interpol - 26 June

Brighton Dome

Interpol is celebrating the release of A Fine Mess, on Matador Records. The EP was recorded in upstate New York with producer Dave Fridmann.


Soul Legends - 28 June

Theatre Royal Brighton

Soul Legends is closing its nationwide tour in Brighton, featuring special guest vocalist Lemar backed by a full live band.


Dismantle for Flow - 29 June

The Studio, New Park Community Centre, New Park Road, Chichester PO19 7XY

A glimpse of life paused on the way round the generational cycle. A visual journey with poetry, art, video and a book.


Bloc Party - 29 June

Brighton Centre

Bloc Party play their seminal debut album Silent Alarm to mark the release of a special edition.



The Supercar Event - 1 June

Goodwood Motor Circuit

A one-day family festival celebrating some of the world's most luxurious and high-performing sports cars. All in support of the work of The Children's Trust, visitors can enjoy a day of supercar and helicopter rides as well as a driving school for teenagers.


Slinfold Open Gardens Day - 2 June

School Car Park, Slinfold

Slinfold gardeners throw open five very different gardens, from manicured designs to wildlife friendly apple orchards. Entry £5 with proceeds going to charity.


South of England Show - 6-8 June

Showground, Ardingly

The best of British agriculture, horticulture, livestock and equestrian showcases. 9am to 6.30pm, tickets from £18.70/£16.50, under-16s free.


World Crazy Golf Championships - 7-9 June

Hastings Adventure Golf

The 17th World Crazy Golf Championships sees competitors battle it out across junior, novice and professional categories.


Brighton Tide Walk - 9 June

From Brighton Beach Bikes to Hove Lawns

William Thomson, author and illustrator of The Book of Tides and Tides and the Ocean leads a mile-long walk along the seafront to explain topics including what makes a tide and the formation of waves. Starts 3pm, tickets £20.


Mid Sussex Triathlon - 9 June

The Triangle Leisure Centre, Burgess Hill

The Mid Sussex Triathlon features a 400m swim in the Triangle pool, followed by a 25km bike ride round Burgess Hill, and a 5km run. Open to everyone, the course is for newcomers and experienced athletes alike.


The Sussex Laureate - 14 June

The Towers School, Upper Beeding

This special edition of the Horsham Writers Circle features a talk all about the Sussex author Hilaire Belloc. Featuring performances from some of the pupils of The Towers School, there will also be a themed meal.


Brighton Comedy Garden - 19-23 June

Preston Park, Brighton

The first ever Brighton Comedy Garden offers five nights of stand-up comedy presented in a boutique festival. The line-up features Alan Davies, Sara Pascoe, Adam Hills, Sean Lock, Ed Byrne, Tim Key, Tom Allen, and Nish Kumar and Rachel Parris from BBC satirical show The Mash Report.


Jazz Up Your Skin - 20 June

Bella Vou

Come along and meet industry experts and beauty specialists who will be offering free of charge consultations where you can find out how to get more radiant, healthy, fresher looking skin.

More here

Way in a Day - 21 June

Across the South Downs Way

South Downs National Park staff are leading this team challenge to complete all 100 miles of the South Downs Way in a day. The route has been split into 16 legs, with volunteers asked to take part in one of four legs to raise money for the upkeep of the trail.


International Yoga Day - 21 June

Cowdray Estate

International Yoga Day will include a morning of classes, a talk and demonstrations, with refreshments served by Cowdray Farm Shop & Café. This event takes place at Cowdray Hall, the Estate's centre for wellbeing, refurbished in February 2019.


Hidden Back Gardens - 23 June

Ambrose Place, Worthing

The residents of the Grade II Listed Regency Terrace are raising money for charities as part of the National Gardens Scheme.


Pooches on the Prom - 23 June

Big Beach Cafe, Hove

Starting at the Big Beach Cafe in Hove Lagoon, the sponsored dog walk will be joined by celebrity vet Marc Abraham. Registration is £5 per person.


Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival - 29 June

Southover Grange Gardens, Lewes

The Sussex Gin and Fizz Festival is back this year with a daytime and evening event. During the day, you can enjoy samples of award winning locally made gin and bubbles while the evening will be transformed into a twinkling Gin & Fizz palace.


Night to Remember Midnight Walk - 29 June

Across Worthing

Now in its 12th year, the 2019 Night to Remember is set to be the biggest yet, with more than 1,000 supporters walking through the night. It's all in aid of raising vital money for the hospice's night-sitting service.


Summer Garden Party - 30 June

Folkington Manor

This is an opportunity to hear world-class singers from English National Opera is beautiful surroundings. Tickets cost £70 and include a drinks reception on the lawn and lunch.


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