Properties and events in East Sussex 2017

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A Walk on the Wilds’ Side

Meet at the Dolphin Fountain in the Old Steine (opposite Marlborough House), Old Steine, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1NX

Amon Henry Wilds was an architect/developer who was active in Brighton during the Regency and early Victorian periods. Largely because of…

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All Saints’ Church Guided Tour and Vaughan Williams organ piece

Junction The Drive / Eaton Road, Hove, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1UF

All Saints stands as one of the finest churches of the 19th century Gothic Revival and the creation of two remarkable men: Thomas Peacey, the…

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All Saints’ Church Guided Tour and Choral Piece Sung by All Saints Church Choir

Junction The Drive / Eaton Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1UF

All Saints stands as one of the finest churches of the 19th century Gothic Revival and the creation of two remarkable men: Thomas Peacey, the…

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All Saints’ Church, Patcham

All Saints Church, Church Hill, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 8YE

Come and visit our 12th Century church with its fascinating Doom Painting, medieval memorial and gravestones in beautiful Patcham…

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Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue

6 Lansdowne Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1FF

Shalom and welcome to Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue. ZSTa worked with the Synagogue to complete this imaginative, inspirational and…

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Brighton College Tour

Brighton College , Eastern Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 0AL

The College is situated in the Kemp Town district to the east of Brighton. The early parts were designed by Sir Gilbert Scott, RA, 1848 to 1862.…

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Brighton Hippodrome: Heritage and Prospects

The Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1AF

A lavishly illustrated talk by David Fisher with exhibition of Hippodrome memorabilia between 13:45 and 17:00 while talk not in progress. Many…

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Brighton Toy and Model Museum Tours

Brighton Toy & Model Museum, 52-55 Trafalgar Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 4EB

Looking to revisit your childhood? Or in turn want to see what your parents/grandparents or even great grandparents used to play with? … ……

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Commemorative Plaque Trail 2 - The Floral Clock Circular

Start: top of Palmeira Square at the Floral Clock, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

There are nearly 100 commemorative plaques in the city of Brighton and Hove. Placed by various bodies - the Council and The Regency Society…

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Commemorative Plaque Trail 3 - The Old Town of Brighton

Start: Old Steine, northeast corner of St James' Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

There are nearly 100 commemorative plaques in the city of Brighton and Hove. Placed by various bodies - the Council and The Regency Society…

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Embassy Court, Icon of 20th Century Modernism

King's Road, Corner of Western Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 2PX

Embassy Court was designed by the Canadian architect Wells Coates and completed in 1936. The following year, the Museum of Modern Art in New York…

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Foredown Tower Camera Obscura Demonstration

Foredown Tower, Foredown Road, Portslade, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN41 2EW

A hidden gem nestled on the edge of the South Downs, Foredown Tower fascinates adults and children alike. This iconic Edwardian water tower stands…

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Guided Walking Tour of Hove Old Cemetery

Brighton & Hove City Council, Hove Cemetery, Old Shoreham Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 7EF

Mobster, Mutiny and Military Mettle. Walking tour of Hove's Old Cemetery. We visit perhaps the most mendacious grave in the cemetery, that of…

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Holy Trinity Church & Fabrica celebrate The Holy Trinity’s 200th anniversary

Fabrica at Holy Trinity Church, 40 Duke Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1AG

Holy Trinity Church & Fabrica Heritage Open Day: Fabrica are celebrating The Holy Trinity's 200th anniversary 12-2pm: Drop-in to see the former…

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Holy Trinity Church & Fabrica Heritage Open Day

Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1AG

Fabrica are celebrating The Holy Trinity's 200th anniversary 12-2pm: Drop-in to see the former Holy Trinity Church, which now operates as a…

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New Venture Theatre

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 2PT

The New Venture Theatre ( affectionately known as the ‘NVT’) is an amateur theatre which specializes in presenting high quality theatre…

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Ovingdean Excavation Site

Meet at entrance to Ovingdean Church (St Wulfran's), Greenways, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 7BA

Join site director John Skelton for a tour of the church and site of the excavation of a medieval enclosure associated with the late Saxon and…

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Preston Rock Garden

Preston Rock Garden, Preston Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 6SD

Come and celebrate the 80th birthday of Preston Rock Gardens with a 90 minute guided tour from Andy, the head gardener. Learn about the history…

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Pubs, Banks and Pylons - The Architectural Legacy of John Leopold Denman

Meet at entrance to Brighton Museum, Brighton Museum, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1EE

Recognise this? Yes, it’s one of the two pylons erected in 1928 on the A23 at the borough boundaries to welcome visitors to Brighton . These…

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Regency Brighton from The BA i360

West Pier, Kings Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 2FL

NOTE - There are only a few free tickets available for this event so it will quickly fill up. Glide up to 138m to enjoy breath-taking 360o views…

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Roedean: Then and Now - Roedean School Tour

Roedean School, Roedean Way, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 5RQ

Come and walk the corridors of one of the first girls' boarding schools in the country. Hear about how Sir John Simpson's inspiring architecture…

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Saltdean Lido – A Modernist Marvel on the Sussex Coast

Saltdean Park Road, Saltdean, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 8SN

Saltdean Lido was built in 1938 by R.W.H. Jones in the ‘International Style’. With its distinctive gull wings and famous rotunda, its design…

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Spence buildings at the University of Sussex – A Tour by R H Partnership Architects

University of Sussex, Attenborough Centre For the Creative Arts, Gardner Centre Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 9RA

RHP will be guiding a tour of three of the major works on the University of Sussex campus to give examples of how they have been given new leases…

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St Bartholomew’s Church

Ann Street, Brighton , Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 4GP

St Bartholomew, Brighton, one of the great churches of the 19th century - the cathedral of what used to be called the 'London-Brighton and South…

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St Helen’s Church Open Days

St Helen’s Church, Hangleton Way/Downsview, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 8ER

Listed Grade II, St Helen's has parts variously dated to Late Saxon to Early Norman. It does not feature in Domesday, but certainly was in…

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St Leonard’s Church, Aldrington

St Leonard's Church, 211 New Church Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4DB

St Leonard's Church is the original parish church of Aldrington, Hove In the 1700s a storm destroyed almost all of the church of St Leonard's. It…

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St Mary’s Kemp Town - Visit the Church and Explore our Stories in Stone and Glass (plus Free Recital

Upper Rock Gardens, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 1PR

St Mary’s Church was built in 1876–8 to designs by Sir William Emerson, PRIBA, and is his only surviving church in Britain. The modest brick…

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St Nicholas’ Church, Brighton

Dyke Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 3LJ

This church is dedicated to St Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors and fishermen. Until 1873, St Nicholas was the Parish Church of Brighton and…

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Stanmer Village Donkey Wheel Well

Stanmer Church, Stanmer Village, Stanmer, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 9PZ

Come to Stanmer Park and visit the 19th century Donkey Wheel Well and the Horse Gin. Guided tours to the Victorian Water catch will be offered…

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TAKE SHELTER! @ Downs Junior School

Downs Junior School, Rugby Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 6ED

New for HODs 2017! Hidden away under the playground at Downs Junior School is an amazing original WW2 Air Raid Shelter. Constructed in 1939, the…

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The Chattri Memorial

Meet at Braypool Lane at the brow of the hill, Patcham, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 8ZH

Discover one of Brighton's links with India. During the First World War (1914-18) over one and a half million Indian army soldiers saw active…

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The Development of North Laine as Brighton’s Industrial and Commercial Suburb

Meet at: entrance to Brighton Museum, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 1EE

Join Peter Crowhurst, co-producer of the recently published ‘North Laine Book’, for a wander through the streets and twittens of North…

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The Fascinating Mr Ranger and Early British Concrete Heritage

The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1EH

William Ranger was born in Ringmer, Sussex, at the end of the 18th century but spent many of his formative years in Brighton; where he worked with…

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The Feibusch Nativity Mural At St Wilfrid’s

St. Wilfrids Flats, Whippingham Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 3PZ

The stunning mural painted by Hans Feibusch in 1939 has been unseen for thirty seven years. This is a unique opportunity to view. The mural…

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The Grand Cemetery Tour

Meet in the Woodvale Crematorium car park on Bear Road, Woodvale Crematorium, Lewes Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 3QB

A walk through the Victorian necropolis, noting the many monuments and mausoleums, pillars, columns, obelisks, angels, urns, sarcophagi and…

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The Level - The People’s Park?

MaClaren Pavilion, The Level, Ditchling Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 4ZN

Join Elspeth Broady and friends from The Level Communities Forum for this guided walk around The Level and some of the surrounding area. We’ll…

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The Level’s Velo Cafe - Building in a Landscape

Meet on south side of former Velo Cafe, The Level (next to the play area looking towards St Peter's Church), The Level, Union Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 9SY

Sasha Bhavan, Senior Architect at Knox Bhavan Architects,discusses the design and construction of the award-winning building The Velo Café. The…

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The  Lewes Road Cemeteries: Paths of Glory

Meet Extra-Mural Cemetery Entrance Gates on Lewes Road, Lewes Road Vogue Gyratory System, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 3QB

Join Maire McQueeney for a 2 hour twilight stroll in Brighton Extra-Mural Cemetery and Woodvale to visit the 11 lodges, chapels, mausoleum, and…

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Whitehawk Camp - Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure or Stone Age Circle?

Meet: Corner of Manor Hill and Queensway, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Fed up with Regency architecture? Come along and explore the first visible enclosing of a large communal space in our region. Situated in a…

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Discover Faces of the Fort at the Redoubt Fortress

Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AQ

The Redoubt Fortress is one of only three surviving Napoleonic Redoubts in the UK and is recognised by English Heritage as being of national…

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Explore Eastbourne’s Heritage

Eastbourne Heritage Centre, The Tower House, 2 Carlisle Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4BT

Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park - the Duke’s Pleasure Ground - describes how in 1872 the 7th Duke of Devonshire realised that the success of his…

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Explore The Hermitage in Eastbourne’s Historic Manor Gardens

Manor Gardens, Borough Lane, Old Town, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8BB

Manor Gardens was purchased from the Davis-Gilbert family in 1923. The former Manor House was used as the Towner Art Gallery and local history…

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Living on the Edge: 8,000 Years by the Sea - A Guided Tour

The Pavilion, 71 Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AQ

Explore the free ‘Living on the Edge’ exhibition by Heritage Eastbourne and the National Trust at The Pavilion in an exclusive tour at…

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Motcombe Dovecote: Hear stories of Rats, Ruins and the Regeneration of this Historic Building

Motcombe Gardens, Motcombe Lane, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1PU

This year's Heritage Open Days gives Eastbourne visitors a chance to see inside the usually closed Motcombe Dovecote and discover the story of…

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Alexandra Park Greenhouse

1 St. Helens Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 2LG

Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group are restoring the 1934 greenhouse in Alexandra Park Hastings and plan to use it as a community horticultural…

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BOHEMIA WALLED GARDEN ASSOCIATION

Summerfields Wood, Bohemia Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1EX

A great chance to see the Bohemia Walled Garden which was once a kitchen garden in the grounds of the Victorian Bohemia Estate and is now situated…

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Guided Walk of the Stade and Fishing Quarter

The Fishermans Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW

Free guided walk of The Stade (the fishing area of Hastings) led by friendly and knowledgeable local volunteers. The Stade is a richly diverse…

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Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group

Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3AU

This year's static display will feature the Classis Britannica, the naval arm of the Roman Legions. On display will be pieces of floor and wall…

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Anne of Cleves House

Anne of Cleves House , 92 Southover High Street , Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XH

Anne of Cleves House is a C15th timber framed Wealden Hall House, on Southover High Street in Lewes, East Sussex. It formed part of the annulment…

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Lewes Prison

H M Prison, 1 Brighton Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1EA

A rare chance to see inside this imposing Victorian building of 1853 with fine brick and flint walls. The original cell wings radiate from a…

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Priory School Chapel

Priory School, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XN

Priory School Chapel (Mountfield Road, on the south side between Sussex Downs College and Priory School) was completed in 1960 to the design of…

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St Michael’s Church, Lewes

156-158 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XU

The parish church of St. Michael-in-Lewes is distinguished by its 13th century round tower and slender shingled spire. This is one of only three…

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Sussex Police/East Sussex Fire and Rescue HQ - Malling House Tour

Sussex Police, Malling House, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ

Have you ever wondered where a Chief Constable or Chief Fire Officer works? Now is your opportunity to peer behind the scenes! You are invited to…

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Touching the Past

Lewes Castle & Museums, Barbican House, 169 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1YE

Barbican House is a timber-framed building with a Georgian frontage located in the Lewes Conservation area adjacent to the castle. This is an…

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Explore Pevensey Court House Museum & Gaol

Pevensey Court House Museum & Gaol, High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LG

Discover Pevensey's former Court House, Gaol and Town Hall dating back to Tudor times. Visit the Old Court Room and Dock as it was used until…

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Cable Hut

The Cable Hut, Cuckmere Haven, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4AR

The Cable Hut was built in 1911 as a telegraph relay station between London and France. The cables were cut during WWII and the hut turned into a…

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The Dovecote at Westdean near Alfriston

Old Coach House, The Lane, Westdean, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4AL

The 14th century Dovecote was conserved in 2010 using local Wadhurst clay tiles, Hever woods oak and North Downs chalk. It is now an RSPB site for…

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The SPACE - Still, Life

St Johns Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6HP

The SPACE is a disused site owned by Network Rail which presents artists' temporary installations and events from March to October. The SPACE has…

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Sheffield Park and Garden

National Trust, Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QX

This year, we are exploring the passions and obsessions of the 3rd Earl of Sheffield, Henry North Holroyd. This Victorian gentleman lived a life…

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Blackfriars’ Barn Cellar

Blackfriars Barn, A259, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4AA

The cellar under Blackfriars' Barn dates from the early 14th century. The site was used as a barn in the 19th century but, demolition of the barn…

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Wesley’s Methodist Chapel

Wesley's Methodist Chapel, Rectory Lane, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4EY

John Wesley came first to Sussex in 1758 and to Winchelsea in 1771. When he returned in 1789 he was able to preach in Winchelsea's first Methodist…

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Winchelsea Court Hall & Museum

Winchelsea Court Hall, High Street, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4EA

The Court Hall is a medieval building housing the Town Museum on its upper floor. In the Museum the "Winchelsea Story" is retold starting with the…

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