University opens its doors for community day

A previous University of Sussex community event
A previous University of Sussex community event

Residents across Brighton and Hove to a day of events and activities, as the University of Sussex throws open its doors for its first-ever Sussex Community Festival.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy a packed programme of events and activities for all ages on the community day, from 11am-4pm on Sunday, June 25.

The festival will offer sports, crafts and interactive workshops as well as live music, debates and guided tours.

On the day, visitors will get to see how scientific discoveries are made with a guided lab tour, learn about law courts by engaging in a mock trial, explore a ‘bee’s eye view’ of the world using virtual reality and meet the Sussex researchers who are designing the medicines of the future.

There will also be a chance to enjoy live music at our Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, or discover the South Downs on a campus boundary walk.

Brighton: Symphony of a City, the acclaimed film about Brighton in all its festive, bohemian, campaigning glory, will be shown on the day.

And there will be a number of stalls selling delicious food and drink, or festival-goers are welcome to bring a picnic.

Vice-Chancellor Adam Tickell said: “At Sussex we are lucky to be part of a vibrant mix of communities and cultures, and we care about the role we play.

“This is hopefully the first of many such festivals and I hope it will be an enjoyable celebration of the talent and community spirit we have here at the University and across the county.

“Whether you are a close friend of the University or have never set foot on our campus, I hope to see you there on the 25th for what I’m sure will be a fantastic afternoon.”

To find out more about the community day, click here.