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What’s On in Sussex in April

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Paloma Faith at The Brighton Centre

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20 April

British superstar Paloma Faith is set to dazzle fans at The Brighton Centre with her upcoming tour. Celebrating her sixth studio album, ‘The Glorification of Sadness, ‘ she’ll perform her new single and other hits.

To join the excitement, visit The Brighton Centre’s website.

Easter Holiday Fun at Weald & Downland Museum

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2-14 April

Take part in an Easter Egg Trail across the Museum’s 40-acre site this Easter. Watch skilled bakers at work and learn about sustainable living at the Get Thrifty event on 6-7 April.

For more information, check out the Weald & Downland Museum website.

Spring Live! at South of England Showground

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20-21 April

Get ready for interactive entertainment, shopping, and local artisan treats at Spring Live! The event features a Pygmy Goat Show, Alpaca Show, lawn mower racing, and more. Plan your visit by heading to SEAS’s website.

Arundel Castle’s Tulip Festival

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Throughout April

Over 120 varieties of tulips are available at Arundel Castle’s Tulip Festival. The castle’s gardens provide a captivating setting for this floral display.

For a bloom-filled visit, visit Arundel Castle’s website.

Contemporary Art by Jake Grewal at Pallant House

Until 21 April

Explore new works by Jake Grewal, with landscapes featuring thoughtful figures that meld into their surroundings. Influenced by British Neo-Romantic artists, Grewal’s pieces are a must-see at Pallant House.

Indulge in art at Pallant House Gallery’s website.

Elias Sime: Crafting Art from Everyday Materials at Hastings Contemporary

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Until 8 September

Don’t miss the first European solo show of Elias Sime, an Ethiopian artist who transforms everyday materials into abstract compositions.

To experience Sime’s art, visit Hastings Contemporary’s website.

Amberley Museum’s Vintage Car Show

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7 April

The Vintage Car Show at Amberley Museum showcases pre-1956 vehicles. Enjoy over 100 vintage cars, shop at autojumble stalls, and engage in family-friendly activities.

For a journey back in time, check out Amberley Museum’s website.

Creative Courses at West Dean

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Par for the Course – Discover Your Creativity in 2024

West Dean College offers a variety of creative courses, from pottery to printmaking and blacksmithing to stained glass making. Try Charcoal Drawing or Watercolour Painting in beautiful surroundings.

To enroll in a course, visit West Dean’s website.

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Mark's career in journalism started in 2001 when he landed a role on a small lifestyle magazine in Angel, North London. Soon enough, the magazine was purchased by a larger organisation and Mark found himself promoted to editor at the tender age of 23. He later became group editor, working on magazines for Angel, Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Highgate. He was also involved in a launch in Hadley Wood and a major new group website, later becoming Group Hub Editor. In 2021, Mark joined Zest Media Group and oversaw the launch of many Absolutely titles across the UK. To date, Mark has launched in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Sussex, Essex, Yorkshire and Cheshire. When he does have some free time, Mark is also the Chairman of an amateur football club in Surrey and is also a fully qualified FA football coach.
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