Date/Time Event
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.

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.

30/11/2018 - 01/01/2019
All Day
Aladdin

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing

Friday November 30-Tuesday January 1, various times

Tickets £20.50-£23

An all-star cast in this fun-filled pantomime includes  Lee Latchford-Evans from pop supergroup Steps as Aladdin, CBeebies presenter Rebecca Keatley as Princess Jasmine and the unmistakeable voice of Brian Blessed (below) as the Genie. Poor but happy Aladdin hopes all his dreams will come true when he discovers a magical lamp and the mystical genie trapped inside it who will grant the holder three precious wishes. Fame, fortune and the hand in marriage of the beautiful Princess Jasmine await but first our hero must defeat the wicked sorcerer Abanazar who also seeks the lamp and more… world domination! With his dopey brother Wishee Washee and his ever-faithful mother, dame Widow Twankey, by his side, Aladdin must summon all his courage in this rags-to-riches tale of good overcoming evil.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.

30/11/2018 - 08/12/2018
All Day
Be My Baby

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place, Hove

Friday November 30-Saturday December 8

See website for ticket prices

Set in a Mother and Baby Home in December 1964. Be My Baby follows Mary Adams who is unmarried and 7 months pregnant. Forcibly sent there by a mother intent on keeping up appearances Mary, along with other girls in the home, has to cope both with the shame and the dawning realisation that she will have to give up the baby for adoption.

Phone 01273 746118 or visit newventure.org.uk.

04/12/2018 - 08/12/2018
All Day
Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Tuesday-Saturday December 4-8, various times

Tickets £20/concs £18. Age 15+ 

Based on the smash-hit movie, the feel-good international hit Priscilla Queen of the Desert is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old camper van searching for love and friendship, and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. It features a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance floor classics including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, I Love the Nightlife and more.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.

04/12/2018 - 08/12/2018
7:00 pm
Madagascar the Musical

Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton

Tuesday-Saturday December 4-8, 7pm with 2.30pm matinees on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

Tickets £16.90-£45.40. Age 3+

The X Factor winner Matt Terry is in the role of Alex the Lion in the musical  based on the smash DreamWorks animated movie Madagascar. It follows the gang of crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. The cast includes Jo Parsons, Brandon Gale, Antoine Murray-Straughan, Timmika Ramsay, Jamie Lee-Morgan, Shane McDaid, Laura Johnson, Jessica Niles, Victoria Boden, Matthew Pennington and Darren John. 

Phone 0844 871 7650 or visit atgtickets.com.

06/12/2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Christmas Evening

Waterstones, The Dolphin & Anchor, West Street, Chichester

Thursday December 6, 5.30pm-8pm

Enjoy late night shopping at Waterstones in Chichester with mince pies, mulled wine and much merriment. Its booksellers can help find that perfect present.

Phone 01243 773030 or visit waterstones.com.

06/12/2018
7:00 pm
Katie Melua with the Gori Women’s Choir

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Thursday December 6, 7pm

Tickets £21.50, £30.50 and £39.50/VIP package £81/Meet & Greet VIP package £131

The multi award-winning recording artist Katie Melua, one of the UK’s highest-selling female recording artists of all time, is on a European tour and will be joined by a cast of stellar musicians, as well as members of Gori Women’s Choir, who featured on the silver-certified 2016 album In Winter. The album was recorded in Georgia, where Katie was born, and songs from it will be included alongside new recordings and catalogue classics adapted for the stage.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit brightondome.org.

06/12/2018
7:00 pm
National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra (12A)

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Thursday December 6, 7pm

Tickets £18/concs £17/student and child £13

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. Picture: Jason Bell.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.

06/12/2018
7:00 pm
National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra (12A)

Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing

Thursday December 6, 7pm

Tickets £17.50 and £16.50/senior, student and child 14 and under £16.50 and £15.50

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. Picture: Jason Bell.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.

06/12/2018
7:30 pm
Christmas Crooners

Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead

Thursday December 6, 7.30pm

Tickets £20/Premium Club £18

This show, now in its 10th year, is jampacked with festive favourites including the Christmas hits of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. The cast of West End singers are backed by swing band The Jazz- All-Stars, performing popular Christmas hits as well as swing arrangements of Christmas hymns and songs.

Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.

06/12/2018
7:30 pm
Jason Manford: Muddle Class

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing

Thursday December 6, 7.30pm

Tickets from £29. Age 16+

It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. Muddle Class promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’ – causing much confusion. Jason says, “Somebody said to me on my Facebook fan page, ‘It’s been ages since you’ve toured’. I thought ‘No way, it was last year, wasn’t it? Anyway, long story short, they were right, it was years ago! I just got fooled cos I’ve been on tour doing musicals and the last tour is repeated on Dave ja Vu 13 times a day! So I’ve been putting some stuff together, looking at my life and how it’s changed over the years, how the world has changed and how my parents haven’t changed a bit!”

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.

06/12/2018
7:30 pm
Magnard Ensemble

Assembly Room, North Street, Chichester

Thursday December 6, 7.30pm

Tickets £17, available from August 13

In this Chichester Chamber Concerts event featuring the Magnard Ensemble, the programme includes Ligeti’s Sechs Bagatellen (died 2006),  Bach’s (arr. Shiner) Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor,  Woolrich’s Book of Studies Set 1 (living), Haydn’s Divertimento in Bb major Hob.II:46, Nielsen’s Wind Quintet, op.43 (died 1931, out of copyright) and Patterson’s Westerly Winds (living).

Phone 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk or chichesterchamberconcerts.com.

06/12/2018
7:30 pm
Ultimate Bublé

White Rock Theatre, White Rock, Hastings

Thursday December 6, 7.30pm

Tickets £25.50/concs £2 off/Friends £3.50 off

Mark Daniels as Ultimate Bublé performs the biggest hits of Michael Bublé in this tribute show featuring his live band. This special Christmas edition features a light dusting of festive tunes from Bublé’s renowned 2011 album Christmasalong with many favourites.

Phone 01424 462288 or visit whiterocktheatre.org.uk.

06/12/2018
8:00 pm
Thea Gilmore

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

Thursday December 6, 8pm

Tickets £20/Friends £18

Oxfordshire-raised Cheshire-based singer and songwriter Thea Gilmore has gained global acclaim for making music not only of extraordinary beauty, but of rare honesty and insight. Her 2018 acoustic Christmas Party UK tour will feature material from Strange Communion, her 2009 collection of seasonal songs ranging from joyful to meditative, from introspective to darkly humorous, laced liberally with the occasional diverse, highly individual versions of a Christmas classic. 

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.