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.

07/12/2018 - 13/01/2019
All Day
Cinderella

Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne

Friday December 7-Sunday January 13, various times

Tickets £14.50-£19/Premium £18.50-23.50

When Cinderella is left at home by her Ugly Sisters, it seems all hope of going to the ball is lost. However, with a little magic from her Fairy Godmother, the most exciting night of her life is about to begin. There’s fun for all the family as one of the best-loved pantomimes is brought to life with some dazzling special effects and one truly amazing carriage. Written and directed by Chris Jordan, the pantomime features stunning stage effects, glittering costumes, impressive sets and sensational live music, and stars Tucker and Martyn Knight.

Phone 01323 412000 or visit eastbournetheatres.co.uk.

07/12/2018 - 09/12/2018
All Day
Introductory Weekend Retreats to Buddhist Meditation

Rivendell Buddhist Retreat Centre, Chillies Lane, High Hurstwood

Friday-Sunday December 7-9, 6pm on Friday-4pm on Sunday

£185/£165

This weekend is for people who want to lean Buddhist meditation and find out about Buddhism. Each day has a structured programme, when participants will be guided in the practice of two traditional Buddhist meditations: the Mindfulness of Breathing, which helps develop a calm and focused mind, and Metta Bhavana, the development of loving kindness. There will also be talks and discussion groups.

Phone 01825 733764 or visit rivendellretreatcentre.com.

07/12/2018 - 06/01/2019
7:00 pm
Aladdin

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Friday December 7-Sunday January 6, 10.30am, 2pm, 5.30pm and 7pm

Tickets £16-£27.50

Fun-packed family pantomime Aladdin has comedy, singing, dancing, stunning sets, dazzling costumes and a cast led by Dancing on Ice’s Mr Nasty Jason Gardiner as Abanazar, Shaheen Jafargholi, star of EastEnders and Casualty as Aladdin, impressionist Jess Robinson, from Britain’s Got Talent and The Imitation Game, and Nathaniel Morrison, from the BBC’s All Together Now, as the Genie of the Lamp. The line- up is completed with the return of two Crawley favourites: Michael J Batchelor is Widow Twankey and Richard Franks is PC Pongo.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.

07/12/2018 - 09/12/2018
7:30 pm
Whistle Down The Wind

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, 108-112 Seaside Road, Eastbourne

Friday December 7-9, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets £15-£52

The Broadway Players present the musical Whistle Down The Wind, which tells the tale of deep religious beliefs versus the anger and frustration of humanity. Set at Christmas 1959 in Louisiana, it follows the story of three farm children who discover a fugitive hiding in the barn.  Mistaken for Jesus Christ, the children are heavily influenced by him. The children tell the rest of the village who protect him, which complicates the secret, and when the preacher finds out, a witch hunt ensues. It features hit songs including No Matter What and Whistle Down the Wind. Produced and directed by Jade Powers, and the musical director is Michael Cullen.

Phone 01323 802020 or visit royalhippodrome.com.

09/12/2018
11:00 am
Philip Higham

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex, Brighton

Sunday December 9, 11am

Tickets £18.50/concs £16

Philip Higham is a major interpreter of the music of Bach: in 2008, he became the first British cellist to win the prestigious International Bach Competition in Leipzig, and last year he won acclaim for his performance of all six of Bach’s immortal Cello Suites at the Wigmore Hall, London. In this exquisite programme, he performs three of the suites alongside Ricercare by Gabrielli which, as the first works published for solo cello, surely inspired Bach.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit brightondome.org.

09/12/2018
2:00 pm
National Theatre Live Encore: The Madness of George III

Screen One, The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Sunday December 9, 2pm

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

Mark Gatiss, the star of TV’s Sherlock and Wolf Hall, and Adrian Scarborough, from Gavin and Stacey, star in a new production of this epic play by Alan Bennett, which was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man. Picture: Creative by Wren.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.

09/12/2018
2:00 pm
ROH: The Nutcracker (12A)

Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing

Sunday December 9, 2pm

Tickets £15.50 and £14.50/senior, student and child 14 and under £14.50 and £13.50

The Nutcracker is broadcast live from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, featuring music by Tchaikovsky. It’s a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. 

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.

09/12/2018
4:00 pm
Christmas Concert

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Sunday December 9, 4pm

Tickets £12.50-£28.50

Brighton Festival Chorus (pictured) and Brighton Festival Youth Choir with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform Christmas songs and carols, conducted by James Morgan, with mezzo Juliette Pochin. Members of the audience invited and to bring their own terrible Christmas joke to be read out and there’s the chance for one lucky person to conduct the orchestra – and try writing their own carol – the winning entry of the carol competition will be performed at the concert. For details, visit bfc.org.uk.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit brightondome.org.

09/12/2018
7:30 pm
Richard Durrant’s Candlelit Christmas Concert With Special Guests Amy Akoura & Nick Pynn

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

Sunday December 9, 3pm and 7.30pm

Tickets £17/concs £15/u18s £5

Guitarist Richard Durrant heralds the start of the Christmas season as he  returns to Ropetackle with singer Amy Akoura and master fiddler Nick Pynn to serve up a festive feast of tunes from his early music repertoire, British folk, traditional carols and original guitar works. Hosted by natural  storyteller Richard, these three musicians’ performances are full of midwinter magic.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.