What’s On in Sussex in May

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Discover Sussex’s Diverse May Events – Music, Comedy, Heritage & More


Great British Dog Walk at Bodiam Castle

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19 May
Join a joyful canine crowd at Bodiam Castle to support Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Participate in the dog walk and enjoy fun activities within Bodiam’s scenic grounds.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – Great British Dog Walk


Medieval Festival: A Skirmish at Arundel Castle

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25-27 May
Experience a 15th-century skirmish and delve into medieval life at Arundel Castle. Witness reenactments, explore tented encampments, and discover historic crafts.
Arundel Castle


Die Zauberflote at Glyndebourne Festival

die zauberflote

18 May-21 July
Immerse in Mozart’s whimsical Die Zauberflote with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Enjoy this visual and auditory treat at the prestigious Glyndebourne Festival.


Michelle Brasier at Brighton Komedia

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14 May
Catch Michelle Brasier, Edinburgh Festival favourite, in her debut UK stand-up tour at Brighton Komedia. A theatrical blend of storytelling and original music awaits.
Brighton Komedia


Quentin Blake at Hastings Contemporary

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Until 8 September
Sir Quentin Blake showcases 100 mythical portraits at Hastings Contemporary. His philanthropic exhibition supports the gallery’s mission to revitalise the arts for all.
Hastings Contemporary


Knepp Dawn Release at Knepp Estate

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5 May
Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day with Damian Montagu and Hazel Reeves’ release of ‘Knepp Dawn,’ inspired by Knepp Estate’s remarkable rewilding success.
Hazel Reeves – Knepp Dawn


Brighton Dome’s 50 Years Since ABBA’s Eurovision

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Brighton Dome commemorates ABBA’s 1974 Eurovision victory with a special plaque and a digital timeline of its rich heritage. Discover the venue’s revamped historical spaces.
Brighton Dome

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