What's on in Sussex: This month

What's on this week? Make 2017 your year to enjoy interesting things in interesting places. Plan January  events and activities from this selection of things to do and things to see in Brighton, East and West Sussex.

Moscow BalletTues 03 - Sun 08 Jan - Moscow City Ballet
Moscow City Ballet return to Chichester Festival Theatre with two well loved classic scores for Romeo and Juliet, and The Nutcracker, combining artistry, technique, narrative and live music in productions of ‘big story’ Russian dance.


Holiday on Ice 2017 imageWed 04 - Sun 08 Jan - Holiday on Ice
Holiday on Ice returns to the Brighton Centre with Believe, a show featuring top class performers, gorgeous costumes, great music, a spectacular wheel and kick line and fireworks. Holiday on Ice



Bodiam Castle lit up from inside07-08 / 14-15 Jan - Candlelight Stories 
With no electricity or central heating, winter in medieval England was a cold dark time for many. Keeping warm and telling stories by the fire was a great way to lift spirits - recreated by the medieval storytellers at Bodiam Castle.


Giants of BredeSat 07 Jan - Giants of Brede
Monthly operating day for the Brede Steam Engine Society 35ft Edwardian Water Pumping Engines. Discover how we get clean water from our taps - Engineering at its British best. Brede Steam Giants near Rye.


ends 08 Jan - Fashion Cities Africa
This first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion explore fours cities at the compass points of the African continent: Casablanca, Lagos, Nairobi and Johannesburg. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery,


lunchtimne concert at Chichester CathedralTues 10 / 17 / 24 / 31 Jan - Lunchtime Concerts 
Chichester Cathedral's popular lunchtime concerts take place at 1.10pm and last approx 50mins. They are free to attend, you are welcome to come and go as you please and there's also free coffee available.


Arean winter polo at Hickstead14-15 and 28-29 Jan - Hickstead Arena Polo
Arena (Winter) Polo is played with 3-a-side teams, using a larger and softer ball than traditional polo. Shots and angles are played off the boarded sides of the arena. Spectator admission and car parking is free of charge. Arena polo matches


Royal Pavilion Brighton - music room ceilingSun 15 Jan - Royal Pavilion Free Day
To celebrate the purchase of the Royal Pavilion by the town of Brighton in 1850, admission charges are waived for one day a year, enabling all to see the splendid Regency Palace. Neighbouring Brighton Museum is also free entry. 


Martyn Knight in Pantomime Costume at Eastbourne finishes Sun 15 Jan - Eastbourne Pantomime
Mirror, mirror on the wall - Eastbourne's traditional family pantomine this year is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (oh yes it is!) at the Devonshire Park Theatre for an extended run. Eastbourne Pantomime.


Ice-rink at Brighton Royal Pavilionfinishes Sun 15 Jan - Royal Pavilion Ice Rink 
A welcome return of Brighton's outdoor ice-rink to the Royal Pavilion’s Eastern Lawn allowing up to 250 skaters per session with penguin stabilisers and a learners area for the not-so-steady. Royal Pavilion Ice-Rink


Jump racing at Plumpton in SussexMon 16 Jan - Racing at Plumpton
Enjoy national hunt jump racing in Sussex with 7 races on this fixture card. Plumpton is a small course with opportunities to see the horses parade before racing, or by standing close to a fence. Racing at Plumpton


Copper Bath at Ardingly Antiques FairTues 17 - Wed 18 Jan - Antique & Collectors Fair
Indulge in a little vintage shopping at Ardingly International Antiques and Collectors Fair. Up to 1,700 stalls cover fine antique furniture, delicate ceramics, glassware, textiles and European decorative items. Ardingly Antiques Fair


Bodiam Castle lit up from inside21 - 22 / 28 - 29 Jan - Candlelight Stories 
With no electricity or central heating, winter in medieval England was a cold dark time for many. Keeping warm and telling stories by the fire was a great way to lift spirits - recreated by the medieval storytellers at Bodiam Castle.


Herstmonceux ObservatorySat 21 Jan - Open Evening
Hands-on interactive exhibits and opportunities to look at stars, planets and the moon (weather permitting) through some of the country's largest historic telescopes. Local astronomy society volunteers on hand to assist. Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre.


Ken Stott and Reece Shearmith in The Dresser at CFTWed 25 - 04 Feb - The Dresser 
Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith come together as lead actor ‘Sir’ and Norman ‘the dresser’ in this eagerly awaited revival of the hilarious and poignant play, direct from the West End. Chichester Festival Theatre.


Jump racing at Plumpton in SussexMon 30 Jan - Racing at Plumpton 
Enjoy national hunt jump racing in Sussex with 7 races on this fixture card. Plumpton is a small course with opportunities to see the horses parade before racing, or by standing close to a fence. Racing at Plumpton


The cast of RENTTues 31 Jan - Sat 04 Feb - RENT 
20th Anniversary production of multi Tony Award-winning musical RENT comes to Eastbourne's Devonshire Park Theatre. Inspired by Puccini’s La Bohème, a group of bohemian artists struggle to maintain their friendships and ideals in New York's East Village.


Pallant House Galleryon-going to 09 Feb - The Mythic Method: Classicism in British Art 1920-1950
Pallant House Gallery exhibition exploring how Modern British artists drew on classical myth and ideals in a ‘return to order’ following the First World War, with new insight into how modern art met with tradition in an era of social and political change.


Connection glass sculpture by Galia Amsel ® Chris Isonon-going to 14 Feb - Connection 
Chichester Cathedral is exhibiting a striking glass and light sculpture, ‘Connection’, by international artist Galia Amsel. The modern sculpture is suspended from the upper levels in the baptistry and hangs gently above the font.


Image from Photo-Punkexhibition at Brighton Museum on-going to 05 Mar - Photo-Punk: 40 images from the birth of punk
As the music, fashion and cultural movement celebrates its 40th anniversary, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery exhibition explores the birth of UK punk - particularly the early years of 1976-79 - through photographs by Kevin Cummins and Ian Dickson.


8mm Zoom Reflex cine camera by Bolex Paillard, 1963on-going to 04 June - Experimental Motion: the art of film innovation
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery display tells the story of experimental film-making in Brighton & Hove, from 1896 to the present day and explores it's success and significance nationally and internationally.

 

 

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