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May events
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Delve deeper into the stories of Lamb House with a short tour of the house and garden. The tour will take you through the history of Lamb House and its garden, from writers to royalty.
Lamb House, West Street, Rye
Today, Sat 2 May

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Forest Row Village Market is one of Sussex’ finest suppliers of good food and hand made crafts. Winners of Britain’s Best Small Community Market 2017.
Community Centre Car Park or Foresters Green, Hartfield Road, Forest Row, East Sussex
Today, Sat 2 May

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Wildlife Watch Eastbourne/Seaford - Seven Sisters Wildlife Watch - Saturday Morning (14/03, 18/04, 09/05, 13/06 & 11/07/2020) Saturday, 14th March 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2nd Saturdays of the month - 14
Seven SIsters Country park / Friston Forest Exceat East Sussex
Sat 11 Apr, Sat 9 May

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Windmill Hill Windmill Opening 2020 The windmill at Windmill Hill is a fully restored windmill on the A271 near Hailsham. There are guided tours, an information film and a virtual tour for anyone unable to climb the steps to the upper...
Windmill Hill on A 271
Sun 12 Apr, Mon 13 Apr, Sun 19 Apr, and more dates until Sun 7 Jun

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Birds of Prey at Drusillas NEW FOR 2020! Get nose to nose with birds of prey! Experts from Sussex Falconry will be bringing some magnificent birds of prey to Drusillas Park, including owls, hawks and more.
Drusillas Park Alfriston Road Alfriston
Mon 13 Apr, Fri 8 May

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Interact with and discover the natural environment around Birling Gap using our activity guide. Complete the trail activities using all your senses to reveal your inner nature explorer and feel how...
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, East Dean, East Sussex, Eastbourne
Tue 14 Apr to Sun 19 Apr, Sat 25 Apr, Sun 26 Apr, Sat 2 May, Sun 3 May

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Come and explore the rockpools at Birling Gap with us on your day out at the coast, great fun for all the family.
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, East Dean, East Sussex, Eastbourne
Wed 15 Apr, Sat 30 May

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What rockpool creatures will you discover when you borrow one of our tracker packs' Collect a tracker pack containing a net, bucket and information about rockpool wildlife.
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, East Dean, East Sussex, Eastbourne
Fri 17 Apr, Sat 2 May, Sun 3 May

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Pick up a tracker pack and discover treasures on the beach. On your scavenger hunt you’ll look for fossils, explore the high tide mark and create some wild art.
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, East Dean, East Sussex, Eastbourne
Fri 17 Apr, Sat 2 May, Sun 3 May

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Colour some seasonal, nature inspired colouring sheets. Collect different ones throughout the year. Whatever the weather pop into the visitor centre at Birling Gap for some seasonal colouring.
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, East Dean, East Sussex, Eastbourne
Sat 18 Apr, Sun 19 Apr, Sat 25 Apr, and more dates until Sun 31 May

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Eastbourne/Seaford - Seven Sisters Wildlife Watch - Saturday Afternoon (14/03, 18/04, 09/05, 13/06 & 11/07/2020) Saturday, 14th March 2020 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Wildlife Watch for 8-11 year olds with
Sussex Wildlife Trust Seven Sisters Country Park Exceat BN254AD
Sat 18 Apr, Sat 9 May

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Come and discover the fascinating history through the ages of this amazing coastal site beside the Seven Sisters.
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, East Dean, East Sussex, Eastbourne
Sun 19 Apr, Sun 24 May

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A series of regular Sunday events where you can enjoy some UK made food, engage with local producers or be inspired by artists.
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, East Dean, East Sussex, Eastbourne
Sun 19 Apr, Sun 26 Apr, and more dates until Sun 31 May

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2020 Mayfield Festival of Music and the Arts Join us in celebrating 50 years of the Mayfield Festival of Music and the Arts. The Festival includes a feast of 28 musical, poetry, film and party events.
Various venues in Mayfield including St Dunstan’s Church and Mayfield School’s Chapel and Concert Hall
Thu 23 Apr to Sun 10 May
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Capture the garden in all its spring glory at our photography workshops. Come and join Roger Bloxham on a fascinating photography workshop and learn how to capture our spring colours in all their...
Sheffield Park and Garden, Sheffield Park
Sat 25 Apr, Thu 14 May

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Immerse yourself in nature with our expert and try bathing amidst a dazzling carpet of bluebells in our woodlands. Connect, relax and feel the sense of wellbeing that nature provides.
Sheffield Park and Garden, Sheffield Park
Tue 28 Apr, Tue 5 May

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Working with local art groups within Rye, the National Trust presents an exhibition of local artists. Lamb House continues to inspire artists and writers to this day, but also continues to provide a...
Lamb House, West Street, Rye
Thu 30 Apr to Tue 12 May

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An evening of performance, music and choral singing; Savage Beauty will entertain and inspire. Situated in a unique garden setting we will bring together scenes drawn from ancient Greek drama, live...
25 St Luke’s Road, Brighton
Fri 1 May to Sun 3 May

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South Coast Soul Revue - Live - Opening Night of Brighton Fringe Once again South Coast Soul Revue will be helping to kick off the Fringe with an opening night performance at The Brunswick in Hove.
The Brunswick, 1 Holland Road, Hove
Fri 1 May

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An Exciting exhibition of a great variety of artworks. A very popular bi-annual event by local artists. Demonstrations daily ,artists to chat to and pick your favourite artwork.
Ditchling Village Hall. Ditchling
Fri 1 May to Mon 4 May

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A month of activities and sessions to help improve mental wellbeing while enjoying the natural surroundings. More details of events will follow as they are confirmed. Booking Not Needed.
Sheffield Park and Garden, Sheffield Park
Fri 1 May to Sun 31 May

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The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back with their most sensational show yet, FLIGHT OF FANTASY! Climb aboard for the trip of a lifetime as the world’s most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be...
The Sabai Pavilion, Hove Lawns, Kingsway
Fri 1 May, Sun 3 May, Tue 5 May, and more dates until Sun 31 May

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The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show Sussex Guild designer makers display a variety of superb, well-designed and beautifully made crafts in the Henfield hall and garden.
The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield
Sat 2 May and Sun 3 May

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Singing With Nightingales Festival The Nest Collective invites you to the starlit woods of Sussex for a special series of duets with the rare bird itself – the nightingale.
Secret Location, Near Barcombe, Lewes
Sat 2 May

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4 acre romantic garden for all seasons. An ongoing family project since 1987. From the eclectic shop, nursery and tearoom, stroll past wildlife pond through orchard with bulbs, meadow, rose walk, and...
King John’s Lodge, Etchingham
Sat 2 May, Sun 3 May, Sat 20 Jun, Sun 21 Jun

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