What’s on in Sussex this November



Ukrainian art

Until 11 February, 2024

Studio Gallery, Worthing Museum

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Worthing Theatres and Museum are thrilled to be working with the Worthing Ukrainian Friends’ Network to present Ukrainian Renaissance: art, craft and history, a brand new exhibition celebrating the diverse creativity of Ukrainian refugees in West Sussex. The group of artists, with differing styles, mediums and backgrounds, will represent the best Ukraine has to offer. The exhibition will celebrate Ukrainines rich and diverse cultural contribution to European culture over more than a thousand years of history.



Henry Normal

7 November

Komedia, Brighton

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BAFTA award-winning writer and producer turned poet, Henry Normal, is back on the road touring the UK with a brand new show for 2023, alongside a very special guest – comedy legend Nigel Planer. As ever, and in his own distinctive style, Henry’s show will find fun in the familiar, humour in the everyday and poignancy in the pitfalls of modern life. It is a show about love, life and family that is as moving as it is funny and often both at the same time. 




13-18 November

The Hawth Crawley

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This November Craig Revel Horwood will star as Miss Hannigan in the tour of the smash hit production of the musical Annie. Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search…



Louis Tomlinson

14 November

Brighton Centre

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Louis Tomlinson gives another taste of his upcoming album ‘Faith In The Future’, with the release of ‘Out Of My System’. Arguably the most adventurous moment on the album, ‘Out Of My System’ is a punky, in your face song written by Louis with Nicolas Rebscher and Dave Gibson, that will undoubtedly stop you in your tracks when you first hear it. You can hear it and more of the new album when he takes to the stage at Brighton Centre.



Life of Pi

16 November-2 December

Chichester Festival Theatre

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Winner of five Olivier Awards including Best New Play in the West End, and three Tony Awards on Broadway, the five-star theatrical phenomenon Life of Pi comes to Chichester

Festival Theatre as part of its first UK tour. Based on Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel, which has sold over 15 million copies worldwide, Life of Pi is the hugely popular story of an epic journey of endurance and hope. After an epic storm in the Pacific Ocean, Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?




25-26 November

Weald & Downland Living Museum


Head to Weald & Downland Living Museum in Chichester for Advent, a two-day event which includes an array of festive and family-friendly experiences exploring Christmas traditions from the past. There will also be a boutique Christmas market which will bring together stall holders, showcasing a range of products sourced from the local region, from arts and crafts to artisanal gifts.


Festive fun

The Winter Fair at the South of England Showground returns this November


Taking place on 18-19 November, the Winter Fair offers the ideal chance for visitors to kickstart their Christmas preparations and enjoy some classic festive fun with the family.

Featuring an array of local, independent traders, the two-day event transforms the showground into a shopper’s haven with a huge variety of stalls. Food and drink enthusiasts will revel in the offerings, including gin liqueurs, homemade preserves, gourmet pies, cheeses, wines, and handcrafted Christmas treats, including puddings and chocolates. For those seeking distinctive gifts and stocking fillers, there’s everything from wooden toys, artwork, and jewellery to crafted leather and cashmere fashion, natural soaps, grooming sets, home accessories, Christmas decorations, and much more.

Beyond shopping, the fair offers hands-on experiences for all ages. Visitors can take part in wreath-making workshops hosted by My Little Flower Boutique and have a go at chocolate decoration with Chocolate Genie. Younger visitors can delight in the vintage carousel at the funfair, step into a giant snow globe for a memorable photo, and, of course, meet Santa himself in his Grotto. Storytelling sessions featuring Mistletoe the Elf and the Christmas Tree Fairy will weave together traditional tales from the North Pole, evoking the magic of Yule and the winter realm.


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