All you need to know about Sussex Day

Sussex Day is upon us – here's why we celebrate it and what's going on...

La Luna d'Estate by Anita Klein

Anita Klein’s art captures small and precious moments at Ditchling exhibition

Anita Klein – These Fleeting Days is an exhibition at The Jointure Studios, 11 South Street, Ditchling, running from June 21-24.

Brighton by the artists at Headway East Sussex

See the stunning results of art therapy at HEADSCAPES exhibition in Brighton

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Headway East Sussex, a charity that offers rehabilitation and support services for people with brain injuries, will be exhibiting its HEADSCAPES art exhibition at the Jubilee Library in Brighton from June 11-17 during library opening hours.

Best in Show prize winner Djenabu Miranda with her feathered creation

Mardi Gras show display of talent

Mardi Gras was in full swing for students from Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, as they showed off fashion creations at the annual themed hair and make-up show.

Photography by Lily Simmons

First solo show by photographer Lily Simmons opens in North Laine, Brighton

Photographer Lily Simmons is holding her first solo exhibition in Brighton next week.

Enver Godanci with best-selling author Peter James

Crime on the menu as Shoreham restaurant stars in thriller

One of Shoreham’s best-loved restaurants has featured in the latest crime thriller from award-winning author Peter James.

Eating Out
Kamila Shamsie. Picture by Zain Mustafa

Charleston Festival features a fantastic line-up of speakers

Charleston Festival opens today (Friday, May 18) with a line-up of speakers, which includes novelists Ali Smith and Alan Hollinghurst; Turner prizewinner Lubaina Himid and former MP turned director of the V&A Tristram Hunt.

Peter James

New Roy Grace from Brighton's Peter James!

Multi-million selling Brighton-based crime writer Peter James sets himself a particular and intense challenge in his latest Roy Grace novel, Dead If You Don’t (May 17).

The arches at Brighton's seafront have fallen into disrepair (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

Nominate endangered buildings in Sussex

The Victorian Society is asking Sussex residents to nominate threatened Victorian buildings for the 2018 Top 10 Endangered Buildings List.


83 amazing photos of royal weddings from down the years

It’s just a day to go until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle walk down the aisle at Windsor Castle.


Gilbert & George exhibition opens in Brighton

A new exhibition showcasing the work of a Turner Prize-winning artist partnership has opened today at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.
Simon Armitage. Picture by Peter James Millson

Get 50 percent off the last remaining Charleston tickets

From 12pm on Friday, April 27, through to 11.59pm on Sunday, April 29, there’s a rare opportunity to snap up the last remaining Charleston Festival tickets at a 50 percent discount.

Ali Smith

Ali Smith heads up stunning first day at Charleston Festival

Ali Smith, recently elected by the Times Literary Supplement as the best contemporary author in the UK, gets Charleston Festival (May 18-28) off to a great start when she showcases her new story at the opening event on Friday, May 18 (12.30pm).

DM17526645a.jpg Living History Festival Weald and Downland Living Museum. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-170406-153451008

Festival to bring history to life at museum

A Sussex museum is giving members of the public the chance to travel back in time at an immersive history festival.

undisciplined: Candoco Dance Company - Face In by Yasmeen Godder. Photography by Hugo Glendinning.

New dance festival in Brighton

South East Dance is to host Undisciplined, Brighton’s new micro-festival celebrating experimental and thought-provoking contemporary performance across the city from April 18-20.

Theatre and Comedy
In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Fiona Sampson

CHARLESTON FESTIVAL: Poet Fiona Sampson searches for the girl who wrote Frankenstein

This year’s Charleston Festival (May 18-28) turns the spotlight on dynamic women, among them Mary Shelley.

Julian Caddy

Brighton Fringe confident they can find funding shortfall

Julian Caddy, managing director of Brighton Fringe, says he is reasonably confident he and his team can raise £20,000 in time for the start of this year’s festival (May 4-June 3).

Audio undersea journey around the world from Brighton

Audio undersea journey around the world from Brighton

Chris Watson is promising to take you from the sounds of the waves on Brighton beach on a journey through the sounds of the oceans around the world and back again… All without leaving Brighton’s Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.
Arctic Swell by Adele Gibson

Lewes painter prepares for an Arctic adventure

A Sussex artist has won a place on an Arctic expedition, which aims to highlight how human activity has influenced changes to the climate and environment.

Erica Wagner. Picture by Olivia Beasley

Join the Booker Prize debate at the Charleston Festival

Forget what you may have heard about judges falling out in the final selection process.

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