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Glyndebourne click to go to site.


Opera has been held annually at Glyndebourne since 1934. It is most famous for its productions of Mozart's operas, many of those productions are considered the finest ever done of those operas. The London Philharmonic Orchestra has been long associated with Glyndebourne Festival Opera enjoying a rewarding partnership that dates back over 40 years.

Chichester Festival Theatre click to go to site.

Chichester Festival Theatre

Positioned in the beautiful surroundings of Oaklands Park, Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the United Kingdom's flagship theatres with a dazzling international reputation for producing a wide range of theatrical productions from musicals and comedies to classic drama and innovative new writing.

Racing at Goodwood click to go to site.

Racing at Goodwood

Goodwood is internationally acclaimed as being one of the most beautiful racecourses in the world. Renowned for its unique elegance and style Goodwood continues to set standards of style and quality for its racegoers. Set on top of the South Downs it is a breathtaking backdrop for some of the very finest flat racing with the highlight being the week of Glorious Goodwood.

Hickstead click to go to site.


World famous for showjumping, Hickstead is host to the British Grand Prix and the only Nations Cup competition in the British Isles. The British Derby meeting held here remains one of the highlights of the equestrian calendar.

Racing at Fontwell Park click to go to site.

Racing at Fontwell Park

Considered a "jewel in West Sussex" Fontwell Park is one of the most intimate and friendly racecourses in the country and its unique figure of eight track adds to the excitement of jump racing. There are race meetings throughout the year including midweek, weekend and evening fixtures.

Brighton Marathon - April click to go to site.

Brighton Marathon - April

The Brighton Marathon is held in April just prior to the London Marathon. Starting and finishing next to The Brighton Pier and the Brighton Wheel the route takes in much of the city centre before heading east to Rottingdean and then west into Hove.

Goodwood Breakfast Club click to go to site.

Goodwood Breakfast Club

The Goodwood Breakfast Club offers a jaw-dropping collection of some of the world’s most desirable and cherished vehicles, a scrumptious English breakfast, and the camaraderie of fellow motoring enthusiasts

Brighton Festival - May click to go to site.

Brighton Festival - May

Every year, the Brighton Festival showcases all of the things that make Brighton stand out from the crowd - creativity, world class talent and one of a kind cutting edge performances and exhibitions.

International Tennis - Eastbourne - June click to go to site.

International Tennis - Eastbourne - June

The international grasscourt tournament held in Devonshire Park in June immediately prior to Wimbledon. Formerly the International Women's Open it has now joined forces with the ATP tour to host a combined men's and women's tournament. The event features world class tennis stars.

Goodwood Festival of Speed 4th-7th July 2019 click to go to site.

Goodwood Festival of Speed 4th-7th July 2019

The Festival of Speed can justifiably claim to be the world's biggest and most diverse celebration of the history of motorsport and car culture. It is the only occasion where you will find the greatest competition cars and star drivers from all eras in action from the 19th century steam cars to current Formula 1.

The South of England Show - Ardingly Showground - June click to go to site.

The South of England Show - Ardingly Showground - June

The greatest family day out in the south east. Features include entertainment and displays, prize winning British livestock, world class showjumping and equestrian events, foods and farming, flower displays, crafts and much more.

Petworth Festival - July click to go to site.

Petworth Festival - July

An arts festival in the historic West Sussex market town that has evolved in to a two to three week summer festival of arts and music. The Festival presents very high quality chamber concerts, instrumental recitals, song, jazz and world music. There is also visual arts, theatre, talks and walks in and around Petworth.

 Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow - August click to go to site.

Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow - August

The world's biggest seafront airshow. Four days of action packed flying on Eastbourne seafront every August. It consists of RAF displays, civillian displays, international military displays and static ground displays.

Arundel Festival - August click to go to site.

Arundel Festival - August

Arundel's annual festival is positively full of creative talent with a multitude of writers, actors, musicians, resident artists and many galleries set against the backdrop of magnificent Arundel Castle.

Chilli Fiesta - August click to go to site.

Chilli Fiesta - August

Join the party at the UK's biggest chilli festival. Dance to live Latin music, watch cookery and gardening demonstrations and taste delicious chilli foods 'til your tongue sizzles. Make the most of the family-friendly festival atmosphere.

Goodwood Revival Meeting 13-15th September 2019 click to go to site.

Goodwood Revival Meeting 13-15th September 2019

The world's most popular historic motor race meeting and the only event of its kind to be staged in the romantic time capsule of the fifties and sixties at a classic circuit untouched by the modern world. The Revival relives the glory days of Goodwood Motor Circuit which ranked alongside Silverstone as Britain's leading venue during its active years between 1948 and 1966.

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