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Festival time in Sussex

Posted 8 May 2015 by Andrew Gardner google authorship button

Brighton beach, East Sussex

Right now we're gearing up for the wonderful Brighton Festival and the Brighton Fringe this month, with performances and shows on offer to suit all ages. Top of my wishlist are tickets for Anna Calvi and Laurie Anderson ('Oh Superman, hup hup hup....') along with The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler and, er, Noggin the Nog. There are so many exclusives and premières at this festival we're spoilt for choice, this year's line-up looks like one of the best in years. And with hundreds of fabulous free shows at the Fringe, if you haven't booked Festival tickets you'll still find something to see. If you haven't already booked a sea view apartment within walking distance do click here to check out our late availability page - if you're staying in one of our lovely holiday cottages near Brighton and you need to drive in, I recommend the park and ride to make the journey easier. And I recommend early booking for next year.

Then in early June, Shoreham airport (officially Brighton City, sorry) will be hosting the new Wild Life festival, with Disclosure, Rudimental, Mark Ronson and George Ezra headlining - and what a fantastic little extra that would add to a week's holiday in Sussex. So easy to get to from so many of our lovely holiday cottages near the coast.

And now for something completely different. At Beachy Head a few weeks ago, some people became stranded on the beach and had to be rescued by the emergency services. It's easy to do - you set off for a stroll along the sand and get so lost in the moment that you forget about little things like tides until it's too late - but it's also easy to not do. Sorry to be boring, but it seems to happen every year so if you are taking a holiday on the Sussex coast this summer please, please remember to check the tide tables and don't get caught out. Every coastal resort publishes local tide tables; you can also look them up online. Failing that, just keep your eyes open and remember that the tide can move very fast. Rescuing stranded people isn't great use of the Lifeboat's time and in any case, we at Amberley House want you to enjoy your holiday in Sussex safely. Lesson over, thank you for listening.