What's on in Sussex: This month

What's on this weekend? There are always good reasons to visit Sussex. Plan your November events and activities from this selection of things to do and things to see in Brighton, East and West Sussex.

Jump racing at Plumpton in SussexMon 17 Nov - Racing at Plumpton
Enjoy autumn jump racing in Sussex at the Pompadour meeting. Plumpton is a small course with opportunities to see the horses parade before racing, or by standing close to a fence. Racing at Plumpton

Cinecity logoThur 20 Nov - Sun 07 Dec - Cinecity
CINECITY The Brighton Film Festival returns with a global mix of premieres and previews, exhibitions and installations, treasures from the archive, live soundtracks and artists’ cinema. Brighton Cinecity festival

Bedgebury Midwinter Fair hamper displayThur 20 - Sat 22 Nov - Midwinter Fair
Find Christmas inspiration: heated marquees filled with modern & vintage goodies for home and garden, plus locally-produced food, gifts, fashion & jewellery. Bedgebury Pinetum Midwinter Fair

Wilmington PrioryFri 21 - Tue 25 Nov - Wilmington Priory Open Days
Wilmington Priory, near Eastbourne, dates back to 1215 is a complex puzzle to unravel; a medieval site, Great Chamber and living rooms improved by the Georgiaians. Wilmington Priory

CeramicsFri 21 - Sun 23 Nov - Brighton Craft Fair
MADE BRIGHTON returns to Brighton Corn Exchange offering the opportunity to buy original and exceptional design and craft from over 100 of the best contemporary local and national makers. Made Brighton

Santa in the South DownsFri 21 - Sun 23 Nov - Christmas Festival (TBC)
Stansted House and the Garden Centre seasonal event for Inspirational, Decorative & Creative gifts, Christmas Fare & Kitchen Accessories. There's a Gift Marquee on the South Lawn and a feast of flowers in The Chapel. A Christmas Festival

Family dressed up at Alfriston Dickensian EveningSat 22 Nov - Dickensian Evening (TBC)
Alfriston’s great winter celebration when many people dress up in Dickensian style costume as the road closes for morris dancing, carol singing, Santa's grotto and late night shopping.There's a Grand Procession and Christmas lights switch on. 

Artist Open House logoSat 29 Nov - Sun 30 Nov - Christmas Artists' Open Houses
Explore individual work in artists’ houses, galleries and studios across Brighton & Hove. Choose from limited edition works of art, craft and design or simply enjoy mulled wine and a mince pie. Artists' Open Houses

Santa and Elf at Drusillas park in SussexSat 29 - Sun 30 Nov - Santa's Christmas Cottage
Visit Santa and his elves hard at work. His cosy cottage at Drusillas is crammed full of toys that the elves have built and for a small additional charge, children can meet Santa and receive an early Christmas gift. Santa's Christmas Cottage

Herstmonceux ObservatorySat 29 Nov - Open Evening
Interested in the night sky? Fancy looking at the stars, planets and the moon through some of the country's largest telescopes? Open evenings at the Herstmonceux Observatory are your opportunity to glimpse these amazing instruments. Open Evening

Winter wonderland illuminations at DrusillasSat 29 Nov - Sun 04 Jan - Winter Wonderland illuminations
Designed by Channel 4’s ‘King of Christmas Lights’, Paul Toole, the dazzling Drusillas Winter Wonderland Illuminations start at 4:30pm daily, incorporating an animal themed light show synchronised to music.

Stall at Horsham MarketSun 30 Nov - Great British Christmas Market
Taking place in Horsham's historic Carfax, as well as mulled wine and mince pies, there are fabulous British gifts and crafts. Much of what you'll see at the market, you simply can't get anywhere else. Great British Christmas Market

Smiley Santa logoSun 30 Nov - Sussex Family Christmas Fair
Worthing's Charmandean Centre hosts over 65 stalls of Christmas decorations, toys, festive food & wine, contemporary crafts, jewellery, baby and children products, & home accessories plus Santa's Grotto and refreshments. Family Christmas Fair

Pallant House Gallery logountil Mon 02 Feb - Conscience and Conflict 
On the 75th anniversary of the end of the conflict, Pallant House Gallery presents the first major exhibition to examine the response of British visual artists to the Spanish Civil War and how they were drawn to engage with it.

Brighton Royal Pavilion Illuminateduntil - Sun 01 Mar - Peepers 
Pavilion Contemporary returns to the Royal Pavilion a new installation by artist Maisie Broadhead. Experience the Music Room as a decadent doll’s house, dwarfed by giant figures peering curiously in through the windows. Peepers

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery signuntil Sun 01 Mar - Voices from the First World War
This Brighton Museum and Art Gallery exhibition War Stories: Voices from the First World War brings to life the wartime experiences of 13 individuals whose intensely personal memories and extraordinary stories reveal the impact of war.

Pallant house gallery logoUntil Sun 31 May - British Self Portraits 
Writer Ruth Borchard (1910 - 2000) amassed one of the most significant collections of self-portraits by British artists. She acquired 100 pictures which provide a fascinating overview of British art during the twentieth century. Pallant House Gallery

Brighton Museum and Art Galleryuntil Sun 07 Jun - War Posters
A display of original First World War posters from Brighton museum and art gallery's own collections tells the stories of the push for enlistment, women workers, rationing and government requests for financial help as the cost of the war starts to hit hard.


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