What's on in Sussex: This month

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

NGS Sussex Gardens logoVarious dates and locations - National Garden Scheme
NGS gardens are mostly privately owned and open only a few times each year. They offer interesting planning and design, a good range of plants and gardens which have been tended with love and care, and a good cup of tea. Sussex NGS Gardens open this month.

Chichester International Film Festival imageThur 14 - Sun 31 Aug - International Film Festival
Cinema enthusiasts enjoy 18 days of premieres, previews and new releases plus open air screenings, special events and guests as Chichester hosts the South East's biggest International Film Festival.

Artwave 2014 logoSat 23 Aug - Sun 07 Sept - Lewes Artwave
A celebration of artwork by expert and novice artists alike in Lewes and the surrounding area to showcase their work in settings from small rural studios to large professional galleries. Buy directly from the artists and makers. Artwave

Downland Art Society exhibitionTue 26 - Sun 31 Aug - Summer Art Exhibition
The Downland Art Society subjects cover familiar landscapes and seascapes, people and animals - in oil, watercolour, acrylic and pastel. Original unframed work shown  at the Norfolk Centre, Arundel. Downland Society Exhibition

Peppa Pig & GeorgeWed 27 Aug - Peppa Pig & George
Lovable Peppa Pig embarks on a Drusillas Park adventure, with her brother George. The cheeky pair will be making appearances at various intervals throughout the day. Peppa Pig

Eastbourne Bandstand logoWed 27 Aug - 1812 Fireworks Concert
Eastbourne's traditional Wednesday evening music concerts at the bandstand culminating with Tchaikovsky's rousing 1812 overture accompanied by a spectacular Firework display. Eastbourne Bandstand

Ale at AmberleyFri 29 - 31 Aug - Ale, Food and Music Festival
Come and try from a selection of over 70 real ales, 12 ciders and perries as well as enjoying local musical entertainment in Sussex's biggest 36 acre beer garden. Ale, Food and Music Fesival at Amberley Museum

By-planes flying at Shoreham airshowSat 30 - Sun 31 Aug - Shoreham Airshow
The Royal Air Forces Association Airshow at Shoreham involves the best UK and European display acts in a five hour flying display of exciting aerobatics and emotive historic aircraft displays. Shoreham airshow

Brighton Races Mascor Race at FundaySun 31 Aug - Family Funday
Enjoy an afternoon at Brighton Racecourse with seven thrilling races, sea views over Brighton and the South Downs plus a traditional Mascot Race, fairground activities, a soccer skills session and the ‘Kids Love Racing’ zone. Brighton Races

Blue butterflyFinishes August 2014 - Into the Blue
An exploration of all things blue, featuring objects from the Royal Pavilion and Museums own collections. Into the Blue is a journey of discovery in science, art and history using the blue objects as a starting point. Hove Museum

View of ice capped Earthfinishes August 2014 - Chilled to the Bone
A new display at Brighton Museum explores ice age Sussex and discovers how past ice ages have shaped life. Also covers the Victorian 'great bone rush', an intensive search by scientists and gentleman collectors across Europe. Ice Age Sussex

Brighton Sand Sculpture displayon-going until 28 Sept - Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival
Black Rock near Brighton Marina is transformed by tonnes of sand sculpted with water to create huge, realistic and fantastic formations. There will be sand sculpture workshops, live demonstrations and guided tours. Sand Sculpture Festival


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