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Things to do in Sussex this weekend

PUBLISHED: 15:30 12 August 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 (16, 17, 18 August): art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and days out

Details of events correct at time of publishing.

Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow - Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 August

Eastbourne, East Sussex

The world's largest civilian jet display team, the Breitling Jets, will debut at this famous air show by streaming across Eastbourne's skies. The world-renowned French team will be bringing their magnificent headline act to Airbourne, with daily performances throughout the four-day event. The free seafront airshow will also feature a range of fast jets, historic favourites, freefall parachutists, wing walkers and pyro-aerobatic displays.


Arundel Festival - From Friday 16 August

Arundel, West Sussex

This charming festival is located in the heart of Arundel, a picturesque town in the South Downs National Park surrounded by countryside and wildlife. The festival was established 41 years ago and is more vibrant and popular than ever. With street entertainment, music in the Jubilee Gardens, the long-established Arundel Gallery Trail and many other events, there is something for everyone.


Annie - Until Saturday 17 August

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

This smash-hit musical comes to town for one week only direct from London's West End. Following the trials and tribulations of little Annie's life, this show is a must-see. With unforgettable songs including It's The Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don't Need Anything But You and Tomorrow - you can bet your bottom dollar that you'll love it. Tickets start at £21.50.


Lewes Artwave - From Saturday 17 August

Lewes, East Sussex

This unique event will showcase some of the very best creative talents from across the local area, taking place over three weekends. The festival will give art-lovers the chance to discover new artists, meet the makers, and buy direct from them. The diverse range of work on show includes jewellery, paintings, sculpture, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, metalwork, photography and performance art.


Summer Selfie: Exhibition - Saturday 17 August

Chalk Gallery, Lewes

The gallery's 21 artists are showcasing their own interpretation of the theme 'Be Your Selfie' in a light-hearted exhibition of self-portraits that embraces the selfie phenomenon. You can enjoy a glass of Prosecco and strawberries dipped in chocolate as you marvel at the show. Artworks range from humorous to topical and inventive to thought-provoking, created to stimulate the imagination and debate. See if you can spot the artists from their self-portraits and take your own selfie within a photo frame to post on social media.


Newhaven Secret Edgelands Walk - Sunday 18 August

Newhaven, East Sussex

Join storyteller Jamie Crawford to tread a path of constant surprises between town and country on this wide-ranging walk around Newhaven. The walk will be punctuated with breaks to hear stories of Newhaven, the Ouse Valley and beyond, and will end on Newhaven West Quay.

Email stories@jamiecrawford.co.uk

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