Sussex Day is held on 16th June. It is an opportunity for everyone who lives in Sussex to celebrate its rich heritage and to share a sense of immense pride in where they live. Activities that highlight the best aspects of Sussex have been organised. Please see below for an event near you.
At the moment our list of events is shown in the order received (hint: that means top placement if you contact us early) and when it gets longer we will split it up into areas. Send your event details to firstname.lastname@example.org including: title, location, date, times, admission, email, web, @twittername, 250px photo and brief description.
Events to celebrate Sussex Day
The Village of Alfriston
Sunday 14th June, 11.30am-4.30pm
Alfriston is celebrating on Sunday 14th June, ahead of Sussex Day on 16th June. This traditional English village will have stalls selling local goods, guided walks, real ice cream from The Sussex Ice Cream Company, Morris dancing, vintage fairground attractions and lots more.
Montague Street, Worthing
Sunday 14th June, 10.30am-5pm
Celebrate Sussex Day! Local produce and craft market. Street Food inc. Vice Puddings and Salsa Viva. Local live bands, dance and circus skills. Community and charity stalls.
Martello Tower, Seaford
Sunday 14th June, 12pm
A short ceremony will be held near the Martello Tower in honour of Sussex Day. At 12pm sharp Seaford Town Crier Peter White will cry a Seaford-version of a Sussex Day Cry which will include reference to the Magna Carta anniversary.
Skills of the Art Historian for Everyone
27 Balls Green, Withyham, East Sussex TN7 4BU
Sussex Day, Tuesday 16th June, 4pm-6pm and 7pm-9pm
Admission: £8. Booking Contact: Susanne
This is a two hour seminar. Attendees will learn basic art history skills so they can use them for themselves when they go to see art. The basics apply to a variety of art forms so the seminar includes practical work in using those basic skills right then and there. No one is left behind on either the theory or practicals. The goal is that everyone at the seminar can use the skills taught. Book your place to avoid disappointment. If the weather is terrific the seminar will take place in a gazebo outside. Otherwise its indoors. Anyone with a lap top should bring it. I have wifi. We dont go on the internet but there are DVDs to browse through. Otherwise paper and pen is sufficient although a clip board would not go amiss.
The Redoubt Fortress, Eastbourne
Sussex Day, Tuesday 16th June
The iconic, Napoleonic Redoubt Fortress will have free entry for all on Sussex Day. Visitors will have the opportunity to handle objects from displays around the military museum with the help of the guiding hands of museum volunteers. Another fascinating ‘Carry on Curator’ talk will take place at 2pm, also free of charge.
The Pavilion, Eastbourne
Sussex Day, Tuesday 16th June, 11am and 2pm
Two free guided tours of the fascinating Summerdown Camp exhibition. During both the 11am tour and the 2pm tour, visitors will learn some of the stories that have been discovered since the exhibition opened in March, as well as hearing more of the personal stories of men and women who recovered and worked at Summerdown convalescent camp during World War One.
Chichester Guided Walk
Sussex Day, Tuesday 16th June, 6pm-8pm
Join Chichester Tour Guides on the evening of Sussex Day. As part of the hugely popular Festival of Chichester, enjoy a special Guided Tour of Chichester with a Sussex twist, where you’ll hear about the man behind why this particular date was chosen for Sussex Day. Green City Badge Guide, Margaret, will help you discover why mediaeval Chichester, pilgrims and modern art are all an integral part of the Sussex Day story.
Chapel Green, Crowborough
Sussex Day, Tuesday 16th June, 6pm-8pm
Contact: Caroline Miles, 01892 652907, www.crowboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk
In Crowborough the Town Council are organising entertainment and food and drink on Chapel Green. The traditional entertainment will include: Herne School performing a dramatisation of the Magna Carta; Newick Folk; Beer tent to raise money for charity; Puppet Shows; Bouncy Castle; Hog Roast; Cream Teas; Tea tent run by Crowborough Vale Women’s Institute.
Arundel Wetland Centre
Sussex Day, Tuesday 16th June, 10am-4.30pm
Contact: 01903 883355, www.wwt.org.uk
Sussex Wildlife Day. June 16 is Sussex Day and at Arundel Wetland Centre we are celebrating the Wildlife of Sussex. Come in and chat with out team during a day of walks and talks outdoors and in our Sand Piper Theatre, all included in your admission price. Try our Sussex Wildlife Quiz and enter to win a Flutter Butter bird feeder to feed your own Sussex wildlife.