Date/Time Event
03/02/2018 - 01/12/2018
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Life Drawing

45 South Street, Tarring, Worthing

Saturdays February 3, April 7, June9, October 6 and December 1 (one-day course), 10am-3.30pm

£25

Tutor Tricia Johnson, of Art With Trica, gives one-to-one support as she teaches a one-day course suitable for beginners through to advanced students. There will be advice on drawing and measuring techniques, as well as exploring different art forms.

Phone 07794 655368 or visit triciajohnson.wixsite.com.

24/02/2018 - 06/01/2019
All Day
1935

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Saturday February 24-Sunday January 6

Free

1935 brings together a series of events that took place in and around the vicinity of the De La Warr Pavilion, the year the building opened to the public. The De La Warr Pavilion is an architectural manifestation of a progressive social movement invested in providing the best art and culture for all. It was commissioned by the 9th Earl De La Warr, then Mayor of Bexhill, and designed by Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff. This exhibition takes that year as a starting point, using local events to indicate the varied social and political landscape of the time. Picture: Arthur Spray, the mysterious cobbler of Bexhill, curing Alice of her headache, 1935. Photographer unknown. 

Phone 01424 229111 or visit dlwp.com.

01/04/2018 - 31/12/2018
All Day
Chichester Festival 2018

 

Chichester Festival Theatre Oaklands Park, Chichester.

April-December

Tickets from £10/prologue: £5 tickets for 16-25s

STARS of stage and screen including Caroline Quentin (above left), Penelope Keith (above right), Patricia Hodge (below left), Matt Lucas (below right), Tracy-Ann Oberman and Rufus Hound headline Chichester Festival Theatre’s Festival 2018. Men Behaving Badly star Caroline Quentin and Little Britain star Matt Lucas make their Chichester debuts in the musical Me And My Girl while Penelope Keith makes a return to Chichester to star in The Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold. Copenhagen by Michael Frayn stars Patricia Hodge, who appeared on TV in Miranda, and Downton Abbey actor Charles Edwards, who played Lady Edith’s love Michael Gregson, as well as Spooks actor Paul Jesson, who is making his Chichester debut. The programme also includes Cock, a very adult play by Dr Foster writer Mike Bartlett, described as “a provocative peep into relationships in these days of oscillating identities”. Singer, actor and comedian Gary Wilmot appears alongside The Bill star Clare Burt and award-winning actress Joanna Riding in Flowers for Mrs Harris from the novel by Paul Gallico, and actor and director Samuel West directs The Watsons, a new play by Laura Wade adapted from the unfinished novel by Jane Austen. Rufus Hound stars in Noel Coward’s comedy Present Laughter, and there’s also a double bill of plays by debbie tucker green, one of theatre’s most original and internationally acclaimed voices. For children, there’s an adaptation of David Walliams’ The Midnight Gang by Bryony Lavery with music and lyrics by Joe Stilgoe. Present Laughter by Noël Coward runs from Friday April 20-Saturday May 12. random/generations runs from Friday May 4-Saturday June 2. The Chalk Garden runs from Friday-Saturday May 25-June 16. The Country Wife runs from Friday-Saturday June 8-July 7. Me And My Girl runs from Monday July 2-Saturday August 25. The Meeting runs from Friday-Saturday July 13- August 11. Copenhagen runs from Friday-Saturday August 17-September 22. Flowers for Mrs Harris runs from Friday-Saturday September 28-October 27. Cock runs from Friday-Saturday September 28-October 27. The Midnight Gang by David Walliams runs from Saturday-Saturday October 13-November 3. The Watsons Saturday-Saturday November 3-December 1. Sleeping Beauty Saturday-Sunday December 15-30.

Read our feature on Chichester Festival 2018.

Phone 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.

 

02/04/2018 - 10/12/2018
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Furniture Making Skills Week - Essential Cabinetmaking Hand Skills

Bankside Farm, Ditchling Common, Burgess Hill

Mondays April 2, July 23, August 20 and December 10, 8.30am-6pm

£590

Run by John Lloyd of John Lloyd Fine Furniture, these five-days courses give beginners a grounding and the more experienced a tune-up. It teaches sharpening, honing, planing, sawing and chiselling and jointing as well as other skills. All tools and materials are provided.

Phone 01444 480388 or visit johnlloydfinefurniture.co.uk.

30/06/2018 - 25/08/2019
All Day
Queer Looks

Fashion & Style Gallery, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, 12A Pavilion Parade, Brighton

Saturday June 30 until August 25 2019

Free with Brighton Museum admission/members and residents free

This display of outfits and oral histories from LGBTQ individuals from Sussex, from the 1950s to the present day, looks at how individuals construct identities, both personal and collective, through dress. Local LGBTQ communities have informed the content of this display, including the comedian Zoe Lyons, journalist Sophie Cook and trans campaigner Fox Fisher. Picture: Tessa Hallmann.

Phone 0300 029 0900 or visit brightonmuseums.org.uk.

04/09/2018 - 01/01/2019
All Day
Elizabeth Ilive: A Woman Ahead of Her Time Exhibition

Petworth House and Park, Petworth

Until Tuesday January 1

Normal admission applies

This interactive exhibition explores the remarkable achievements of a pioneering woman who lived at Petworth House from the 1780s. Discover more about Elizabeth Ilive’s scientific endeavours with a reimagining of the laboratory she developed at Petworth House.

Phone 01798 342207 or visit nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth-house-and-park.

06/09/2018 - 17/12/2018
10:30 am - 11:45 am
Basement and Tunnel Tours

Royal Pavilion, 4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton

On Mondays from September 3 until December 17 (excluding October 22), 10.30am-11.45pm

£13/members £11. Book in advance

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the basement and tunnel of the Royal Pavilion and discover more about life below stairs for the servants, from the rat catcher to George’s principal private secretary.

Phone 0300 029 0900 or visit brightonmuseums.org.uk/hove.

07/09/2018 - 23/01/2019
All Day
Skeletal: The Scaffold of Life

Booth Museum, 194 Dyke Road, Brighton

Friday September 7-Wednesday January 23

Free

This display by photographer Tim France shows images of rare and unusual specimens from the museums’ extensive collection of skulls. Picture: Tim France.

Phone 0300 029 0900 or visit brightonmuseums.org.uk.

08/09/2018 - 06/01/2019
All Day
Orlando at the Present Time

Charleston, Firle

Saturday September 8-Sunday January 6

Tickets

Orlando at the Present Time, Charleston’s first major exhibition in its new galleries, explores the significance of Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando: A Biography. The exhibition includes works by Paul Kindersley, Delaine Le Bas, Annie Leibovitz and Kaye Donachie, as well as historical paintings from Knole and rarely seen Bloomsbury treasures. Picture: Paul Kindersley, Oh! 2018 c. Paul Kindersley courtesy of the artist and Belmacz.
Phone 01323 811626 or visit charleston.org.

08/09/2018 - 06/01/2019
All Day
The Famous Women Dinner Service

Charleston, Firle

Saturday September 8-Sunday January 6

Charleston hosts the first museum display of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant’s Famous Women Dinner Service since it was created for art historian and broadcaster Kenneth Clark in 1932. The complete set of 50 plates, featuring portraits of famous women throughout history, survived wartime bombing and several moves of house by the Clark family. Picture: Famous Women Dinner Service, courtesy of Piano Nobile (Robert Travers Works of Art Limited).

Phone 01323 811626 or visit charleston.org.

08/09/2018 - 06/01/2019
All Day
Zanele Muholi: Faces and Phases

Charleston, Firle

Saturday September 8-Sunday January 6

Faces and Phases is an ongoing series of black-and-white photographic portraits by Zanele Muholi, commemorating and celebrating black lesbian and transgender experience. Picture: Zanele Muholi, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2016.

Phone 01323 811626 or visit charleston.org.

15/09/2018 - 03/02/2019
All Day
Karl Hagedorn: Rhythmical Expressions

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester

Saturday September 15-Sunday February 3

The paintings of German immigrant Karl Hagedorn (1889-1969) are some of the earliest and boldest examples of post-impressionist work produced in Britain. Pallant House Gallery shines a light on this unjustly forgotten artist, who was heavily influenced by Picasso and Matisse, whom he met in Paris. This is the first exhibition of his work in nearly 25 years. Picture: Karl Hagedorn, Self-portrait with pipe.

Phone 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

15/09/2018 - 02/12/2018
All Day
Lucy Beech: Reproductive Exile

First Floor Gallery, De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Saturday September 15-Sunday December 2

Lucy Beech’s new film Reproductive Exile follows the fictional story of a woman embarking in cross-border assisted reproduction. The film is shot in the Czech Republic, where the lack of legislation associated with reproductive rights sustains a booming fertility industry. This degree of freedom attracts a diverse range of commissioning parents, driven to the country by a range of social, political and economic forces.

Phone 01424 229111 or visit dlwp.com.

06/10/2018 - 20/01/2019
All Day
A Tale of Mother’s Bones

De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea

Saturday October 6-Sunday January 20

Dr Grace Pailthorpe (surgeon/ psychoanalyst/artist, 1883-1971) and Reuben Mednikoff (artist, 1906-1972) began collaborating in 1935. They produced a huge body of work that included startlingly vivid and wildly experimental paintings and drawings, often paired with in-depth psychoanalytic interpretation, as well as autobiography, poetry and short stories. A Tale of Mother’s Bones is the first major presentation of Pailthorpe and Mednikoff’s art in 20 years. The exhibition tells the story of the couple’s lives through their works, showing how they excavated their earliest memories (including memories of birth, weaning and sibling rivalry) in order to understand their adult relationships, critical reception, political context and spiritual beliefs. Picture: Reuben Mednikoff, Stairway to Paradise, 1936.

Phone 01424 229111 or visit dlwp.com.

06/10/2018 - 31/03/2019
All Day
Cathie Pilkington: Working from Home

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester

Saturday October 6-Sunday March 31

Renowned sculptor and figurative artist Cathie Pilkington RA will transform the upstairs galleries of Pallant House Gallery’s historic townhouse with an immersive site-specific installation. A series of over 30 of her assembled doll-like sculptures, including three especially created new works, will be placed alongside the artist’s personal selection from the Gallery’s extensive collection of Modern British art. The installation is part of RA250, a nationwide programme celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts. Picture: Eamon McCabe.

Phone 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

06/10/2018 - 10/02/2019
All Day
Julian Trevelyan: The Artist and his World

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester

Saturday October 6-Sunday February 10

This is the first survey exhibition in 20 years of British artist Julian Trevelyan (1910-1988).  opens at Pallant House Gallery in autumn 2018. A painter, printmaker and designer, Trevelyan was experimental throughout his life and created an important and original body of work that was influenced by European modernist movements yet entirely his own. The exhibition brings together 90 paintings and prints, as well as rarely seen sketchbooks, letters and photographs that emphasise Trevelyan’s extensive contribution to mid-20th century British art. Surveying the broad scope of his career, the exhibition will examine Trevelyan’s early Surrealist works, his depictions of the industrial north of England as part of the Mass Observation project, his fascination with foreign places and his years in London, when he lived and worked alongside the River Thames and taught printmaking at the Royal College of Art. Picture of Julian Trevelyan: Sandra Lousada/RCA.

Phone 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

01/11/2018 - 30/11/2018
All Day
Chichester Psalms: A Reunion

Venue, date and time to be announced

As part of the Bernstein In Chichester Festival marking the centenary of the birth of the West Side Story composer Leonard Bernstein, former choristers of Chichester Cathedral recall performing his composition the Chichester Psalms in his presence on 31 July 1965. “I remember preparing for and performing in the 1965 concert with great appreciation and affection, and for the challenge of singing something so different and in a language other than Latin or English,” recalls one. “It was indeed a memorable experience, ending with Bernstein visibly appreciative of the performance by the choir and orchestra.” Noel Osborne, a Bass Lay Vicar in the Cathedral Choir from 1963-1976, recalls singing the Chichester Psalms in 1965: “I remember the anticipation ahead of the final Southern Cathedrals Festival concert for the cathedral choirs of Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester, with the Chichester Psalms at the centre of it – and wondering if it would all come together on the day. Would we do justice to the music – and the Hebrew?” Picture of Chichester choristers performing the Chichester Psalms in 1965: Timothy Nott.

Read our feature on the Bernstein In Chichester Festival.

Email info@bernsteininchichester.com or visit bernsteininchichester.uk.

03/11/2018 - 01/12/2018
7:45 pm
The Watsons

Minerva Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester.
Saturday-Saturday November 3-December 1, 7.45pm

Tickets from £20

Based on Jane Austen’s incomplete novel, this sparklingly witty play directed by Samuel West looks under the bonnet of Jane Austen and asks: what can characters do when their author abandons them? In this new play by Laura Wade, what happens when the writer loses the plot? Emma Watson is 19 and new in town. She’s been cut off by her rich aunt and dumped back in the family home. Emma and her sisters must marry, fast. If not, they face poverty, spinsterhood, or worse: an eternity with their boorish brother and his awful wife. Luckily there are plenty of potential suitors to dance with, from flirtatious Tom Musgrave to castle-owning Lord Osborne, who’s as awkward as he is rich. So far so familiar. But there’s a problem: Jane Austen didn’t finish the story. Who will write Emma’s happy ending now?

Read our feature on this year’s Chichester Festival programme.

Phone 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.

05/11/2018 - 30/11/2018
All Day
Petworth’s Royal Academicians

Petworth House and Park, Petworth

Monday-Friday November 5-30

Normal admission applies

In the North Gallery, to mark the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary, Petworth House is highlighting 10 works of painting and sculpture by founders and members of the Royal Academy such as Reynolds, Turner and Flaxman. See website for details of closed state rooms. Pictured: The North Gallery at Petworth House.

Phone 01798 342207 or visit nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth-house-and-park.

27/11/2018 - 29/11/2018
8:00 pm
Kevin Bridges: The Brand New Tour

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Tuesday-Thursday November 27-29, 8pm

Tickets £31.50

Kevin Bridges, Scotland’s biggest comedy export, is on his biggest tour to date, explaining, “It’s been three years since my last tour, three tough years of watching the world fall apart, thus, I’ve decided, I need to get out of the house more and lend a hand in saving it. With amusing anecdotes and witty observations, I’m sure I can save the world or at least provide a decent enough night out. We’ll see. I’ll catch you there folks. Yaldy!

Phone 01273 709709 or visit brightondome.org.

28/11/2018
7:30 pm
Big Band at Christmas

White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings

Wednesday November 28, 7.30pm

Tickets £24/cons £2 off/Friends £3.50 off

Swing into Christmas with the Five Star Swing Big Band show. They give favourite Christmas songs the big band treatment, from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie and Nat King Cole.

Phone 01424 462288 or visit whiterocktheatre.org.uk.

28/11/2018 - 01/12/2018
7:30 pm
Oliver!

Windmill Theatre, Windmill Road, Littlehampton

Wednesday-Saturday November 28-December 1, 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday

Tickets £12/concs £11

Stage-Door Theatre Company brings Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life. Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England where they join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love.  When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving but charismatic Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is under Bill’s thumb but desperate to help Oliver – with tragic results. Songs include If He Needs Me, Food, Glorious Food and Where is Love?

Phone 01903 856801 or visit freedom-leisure.co.uk.

28/11/2018 - 01/12/2018
7:30 pm
Oliver!

Windmill Theatre, Windmill Road, Littlehampton

Wednesday-Saturday November 28-December 1, 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday

Tickets £12/concs £11

Oliver! by the Stage-Door Theatre Company brings Charles Dickens’s novel to life as Lionel Bart’s version takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. When young orphan Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving but charismatic Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is under Bill’s thumb but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results.  Songs include If He Needs Me, Food, Glorious Food, and Where is Love. 

Phone 01903 856801 or visit freedom-leisure.co.uk.

28/11/2018
7:30 pm
Sensational 60s Experience

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Wednesday November 28, 7.30pm

Tickets £30

A series of legendary names take to the stage and deliver a night of 60s music. Starring Mike Pender, the original voice of The Searchers, Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Swinging Blue Jeans, New Amen Corner and The Fourmost, the show features hits including Needles and Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, Hippy Hippy Shake, Bend Me Shape Me, A Little Loving plus more.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.

28/11/2018
8:00 pm
It’s Okay, I’m Dealing With It

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Wednesday November 28, 8pm

Tickets £12.50 (£10 conc.) Age: 12+

Through their multi-award winning combination of dance, comedy and chat, The Hiccup Project ask what we do when things aren’t OK. Cristina and Chess have both experienced smashing their two front teeth. It affected them, and it got them thinking. In a culture preoccupied with keeping a stiff upper lip and for everything to always be ‘fine’: how do we deal with difficult things? What happens if we don’t want to deal with them? Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry and sometimes we try our best to distract ourselves. But don’t worry, it’s okay, we’re dealing with it. Through their multi award-winning combination of dance, comedy, chat and song, Cristina MacKerron and Chess Dillon-Reams (pictured) unravel their own struggles and vulnerabilities and try to piece together how to cope with them.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.

28/11/2018
8:00 pm
Jon Culshaw & Bill Dare: The Great British Take Off

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Wednesday November 28, 8pm

Tickets £23.50

Comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw and legendary comedy producer Bill Dare perform an evening of unscripted, unrehearsed, spontaneous comedy and conversation as politicians, sports personalities and celebrities old and new are all up for a roasting. The audience will help choose which characters appear and what direction the show takes. Jon reveals the secrets of mimicry, and shares stories of some of the fascinating characters that coloured his childhood in Lancashire and his early career. Together with Bill, he also reveals some of the mishaps and mayhem of life behind the scenes in television and on the celebrity circuit. Picture: Emma Samms.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.

28/11/2018
8:00 pm
The Little Unsaid

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Wednesday November 28, 8pm

Tickets £12

The Little Unsaid, fronted by songwriter John Elliott, are a band with an original sound and international outlook. They have just released a new album and spent last year touring Europe. Their live show has been described as “a thumping depth of passion”.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.