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Things to do in Sussex this weekend

PUBLISHED: 10:00 21 January 2019 | UPDATED: 10:04 21 January 2019

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


Some of the best things to do in Sussex this weekend (25, 26, 27 January): art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and days out

Details of events correct at time of publishing.

Star of Bethlehem - Ongoing event

Chichester Cathedral

A spectacular interactive laser Star of Bethlehem is on display in Chichester Cathedral’s nave. The installation is the work of Australian-born artist Jayson Haebich, who uses computer coding to create innovative works of art through the medium of artificial light.


The Vaccines - Friday 25 January

Brighton Dome

After a long three-year wait, The Vaccines are finally back with their fourth studio album Contact Sports. Dance the night away with one of the most exciting indie rock bands in the UK, whose single I Can’t Quit was named Hottest Record in the World by BBC Radio 1. With support from Australian singer-songwriter Hatchie. Tickets: £24.50.


Burns Night - Friday 25 January

Goodwood Estate

Celebrate the birth of Scotland’s most important literary figure, Robert Burns in true Scottish style: with plenty of whisky, bagpipes and good cheer. Tickets: £70.


Prized Posessions - From Saturday 26 January

Petworth, West Sussex

Prized Posessions – Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses celebrates the varied and timeless British collections of Dutch art and explores why these works were so desirable to British buyers. Tickets: £16.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Until Saturday 26 January

Chichester Festival Theatre

In this ground breaking performance of the much loved Shakespeare play, 15 young people on the autism spectrum become participants in the story. The seven actors encourage the young people to take part in sensory games that unravel the magical story while their carers and families watch. Afterwards everyone is invited for tea and biscuits with the cast. Created by Orange Tree Theatre and Flute Theatre, this performance is designed for autistic people and their families. Tickets: £10 per participant, accompanying carer free.


Coffee String Quartet: Doric String Quartet - Sunday 27 January

Attenborough Centre of the Creative Arts, Brighton

The Doric String Quartet play the Attenborough Centre as part of its popular Coffee Concert series. Called one of the leading quartets of its generation, it’s known for its fresh interpretations of the classics. This performance features beautiful pieces by Haydn, Bartók and Mendelssohn. Tickets: £18.50/£16.


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