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Taking a Line for a Walk: John Vernon Lord and Friends

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Visit the beautiful village of Ditchling this summer and enjoy the work of one of the country’s most celebrated illustrators John Vernon Lord, alongside work for children by his students and
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft Lodge Hill Lane Ditchling BN6 8SP
Today to Wed 29 Sep

Nicky Bainbridge: Sea’s the Moment - painting exhibition

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Painter Nicky Bainbridge will be showing her collection of local seascapes and sea abstracts in the exhibition titled Sea’s the Moment.
Shoreham Art Gallery 27 Brunswick Rd Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WA
Today to Tue 31 Aug

Borde Hill Dino Detectives… Crack the Code Parkland Trail

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Do you have what it takes to become a junior paleontologist on our Dino Detective Trail in the Parkland?
Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane Haywards Heath West Sussex RH16 1XP
Today to Sat 11 Sep

Wetland Explorers

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Discover the wonder of wetlands through self-led Wetland Explorer activities. These nature challenges reconnect families with the natural world through wild play and exploration.
Arundel Wetland Centre Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PB
Today to Wed 1 Sep

Grumpy Goldilocks & The Three Friendly Bears

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Goldilocks is a very grumpy girl who is always breaking her toys but never saying sorry! One day, being especially fed up, she decides to explore the forest – even though she knows this is strictly...
58-60 Longford Road The Bognor Makerspace PO21 1AG
Thu 5 Aug and Fri 6 Aug

Theatre - From West End to Broadway (Kick in the Head production)

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Theatre - From West End to Broadway (Kick in the Head production) Theatre2u presents the greatest West End and Broadway musicals brought to life by Alison Carter, one of the country’s leading musical theatre performers.
Weald & Downland Living Museum, Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU
Thu 5 Aug

The Labyrinth Challenge Summer XL

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The Labyrinth Challenge Summer XL is the Family event of the summer and it is coming to the South of England Showground between 5th and 8th August!
South Of England Events Centre RH17 9TL
Thu 5 Aug to Sun 8 Aug

Historic Life Weekend: Heritage Crafts at Risk

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Historic Life Weekend: Heritage Crafts at Risk There are many traditional skills and crafts that now have few people with a working knowledge of them.
Weald & Downland Living Museum, Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU
Sat 7 Aug and Sun 8 Aug

Local Crafts Fair

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Local Crafts Demonstrations and items for sale Donations from stall holders and collections for local causes: Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice and Mary How Trust for Cancer prevention.
Biarritz, Stane Street, Codmore Hill, Pulborough RH20 1BQ
Sat 7 Aug and Sun 8 Aug

1943 Rolls Royce Merlin Engine Run Day

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Special Engine Run day at the Wings WW2 Aviation Museum of the Worlds only authentic Handley Page Halifax Merlin Mk XX Engine.
Wings Aviation Museum, Unit 1 Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane, Balcombe West Sussex RH17 6JT
Sat 7 Aug

Garden House, 49 Guillards Oak - Open Garden for NGS

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This ¼ acre garden was changed in 2012 from an expanse of lawn under trees to a parterre with clematis, roses and trained fruit on arches to become the view from the s-facing house.
Garden House, 49 Guillards Oak, Midhurst GU29 9JZ
Sun 8 Aug

Storytime with Jane Hissey

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Jane will introduce you to some of the beloved characters from her books before reading some stories of their adventures. This event will take place in our garden.
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft Lodge Hill Lane Ditchling BN6 8SP
Sun 8 Aug

Mazegarden open day

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Meet the Authors, explore the Maze! The lovely Mazegarden in Sidlesham is holding its annual open day for charity on August 8th.
61-68 Street End Ln, Sidlesham, Chichester PO20 7RG
Sun 8 Aug

The Lion Inside

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In a dry dusty place where the sand sparkled gold, stood a mighty flat rock, all craggy and old. And under that rock in a tinyful house, lived the littlest, quietest, meekest brown mouse.
Chichester Festival Theatre Oaklands Park. Chichester PO19 6AP
Mon 9 Aug

Peelers Retreat - Open Garden for NGS

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Stunning garden and gift shop with imaginative woodland sculptures and a flare for the unusual. This inspirational space is a delight in which to sit and relax, enjoying delicious teas.
Peelers Retreat, Arundel BN18 9EX
Tue 10 Aug

Fittleworth House - Open Garden for NGS

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3 acre tranquil, romantic, country garden and walled kitchen garden growing a wide range of fruit, vegetables and flowers.
Fittleworth House, Pulborough RH20 1JH
Wed 11 Aug

Children’s Theatre - Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny

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Children’s Theatre - Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny Peter Rabbit and his naughty cousin Benjamin know very well that they are not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden, but they cannot resist and soon they find themselves face to face with a snarling cat
Weald & Downland Living Museum, Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU
Thu 12 Aug

The World of Park & Leisure Homes Shows - Postponed

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The World of Park & Leisure Homes Shows World of Park & Leisure Homes Show - SOUTH OF ENGLAND SHOWGROUND - ARDINGLY nr Gatwick....... THE OUTDOOR SHOW TO EXPLORE LEISURE & PARK HOME LIVING!
South of England Showground Ardingly RH17 6TL
Fri 13 Aug to Sun 15 Aug

54 Elmleigh - Open Garden for NGS

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acre property with terraced front garden, leading to a heavily planted rear garden with majestic 100 yr old Black Pines.
54 Elmleigh, Midhurst GU29 9HA
Sat 14 Aug and Sun 15 Aug

The Folly - Open Garden for NGS

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Colourful cottage garden surrounding a C16 period house (not open), set in pretty downland village of Charlton, close to Levin Down Nature Reserve.
The Folly, Chichester PO18 0HU
Sun 15 Aug

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