6 Events Not To Miss In Sussex In July


You need to get in early for the Love Supreme Festival, but here are 6 events worth attending this month in Sussex

Out of the Artist

Until 10 September

Worthing Museum

Work by Karen Palzeaird

The Out of the Artist is a multi-artist exhibition created by local poet, and event manager for Worthing Pride 2019, Keira Thomas. The exhibition creates a safe and accepting space for local independent LGBTQIA+ artists to creatively share their voice and personal experiences, free from restrictions and discrimination. It features work by Amelia Armande, Bryony May, Caroline Osella, Emma Clowsley, Gil Mualem-Doron, Helen Bedding, Joanna Barr, Kai Hilton, Karen Palzeaird, Keira Thomas, Kym Kovary, Leoni Thomas, LG, Mars Chicca, Robert Ryan, Stephanie Young and Tor Lloyd.


Love Supreme Festival

30 June-2 July

Glynde Place

Grace Jones Please Credit Photographer Andrea Klarin
Grace Jones, photo by Andrea Klarin

The full Love Supreme Jazz Festival line-up is now confirmed as the event prepares to return to Glynde Place in East Sussex for its milestone 10th edition. This year’s programme is topped by Mercury Prize, Ivor Novello and Brit Award-winning UK rapper Little Simz and the legendary Grace Jones, making Love Supreme the only major UK music festival with an all-female headline bill. A huge array of the leading lights from across the jazz and soul spectrum will also be performing across the weekend including the likes of multi-million-selling, four-time Brit Award winner Emeli Sandé.


Dialogues des Carmélites

Throughout July


Sally Matthews Rusalka Credit Tristram Kenton
Sally Matthews Rusalka, photo by Tristram Kenton

After his landmark staging of Handel’s Saul in 2015, Barrie Kosky makes a highly anticipated return to Glyndebourne to direct the Festival’s first ever production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, one of the most devastatingly powerful operas in the repertoire. Glyndebourne’s Music Director Robin Ticciati takes charge of a breathtaking score and an outstanding ensemble cast is led by Sally Matthews as the opera’s heroine Blanche de la Force.



6-15 July

Devonshire Park Theatre


The ultimate psychological thriller, Gaslight, comes to Eastbourne this summer. From the celebrated production team Phil&Ben, who have brought previous productions Dial M for Murder and Boeing Boeing to Eastbourne, comes this new production of the chilling manipulating drama which has become so ingrained its name is now a recognised term for abusive behaviour. The original 1938 stage play shocked audiences then, and this darkly disturbing tale of deceit and toxic masculinity has lost none of its impact today.


International Medieval Jousting

25-30 July

Arundel Castle


This thrilling event will see eight world-renowned skilled jousters compete for the prestigious title of Champion of Champions, having previously won as individuals at Arundel or as the top scorers for their respective countries. Visitors to Arundel Castle will be treated to an exhilarating display of horseback combat as knights charge down the tilt rail, lances shattering on opponents’ shields in heart-pounding clashes. But that’s not all – the event promises a full day of medieval festivities for the whole family to enjoy. 


Markel Magnolia Cup

4 August



The much-anticipated 12th Markel Magnolia Cup will come under starters’ orders at Qatar Goodwood Festival, on Friday 4 August. Since its inception, the philanthropic event has raised a phenomenal £2.1 million. This year, the Markel Magnolia Cup will support Education Above All’s (EEA) Educate A Child programme. All net proceeds will go to a project in Malawi that provides education and support for children most at-risk of dropping out of primary education through a joint project between Education Above All and CAMFED.


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