London to Brighton Bike Ride - 16th June 2019

London to Brighton Bike Ride is back for 2019!

Join cyclists riding together to help us beat heart and circulatory diseases. It doesn't matter if you come first or last, we ride together. 

London to Brighton Bike Ride is the British Heart Foundation's flagship event covering 54 miles from the crowds at Clapham Common to the buzz at Brighton beach.

Make friends with fellow riders as you pass through the Sussex countryside, conquering Turners Hill and Ditchling Beacon. Once you reach the finish line, you will be greeted with a loud applause and a celebratory party at our very own Beach Village. As together you share the triumph of conquering the London to Brighton Bike Ride.

Your pedalling will help power our life saving research. And every penny we raise together will help the British Heart Foundation beat heartbreak forever.

Together, we ride. 

To book accommodation for this event, please click here.

If you would like more information on the London to Brighton Bike Ride please check our FAQ page, or get in touch with our London to Brighton Bike Ride Support Team, Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00

Email: bikeride@bhf.org.uk
Telephone: 0300 456 8355

Registration info

Registration is one email per person - please do not try to register others. They must do this themselves with a separate email.

Sussex Beer and Cider Festival - 22nd to 23rd March 2019

140 real ales plus ciders and perries. A variety of food will be on sale, including vegetarian and vegan options.

Advance tickets are now available until Saturday 16 March from the following outlets: Evening Star, Brighton; Gardener's Arms and Brewers Arms Lewes; Duke of Wellington, Shoreham-by-Sea; Selden Arms, Worthing; Beer Essentials, Horsham; Eagle, Eastbourne and Tower, St. Leonards.Brewery Shade, Brewery Shade, Crawley

For postal sales, please state which session(s) you require, enclose a 9x4 SAE with your cheque, made payable to "Sussex CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival" and send to SBB&CF Ticket Sales, 16 Connell Drive, Woodingdean, Brighton, BN2 6RT.

Postal Sales will be available until 16 March, but no refunds will be processed after 13 March 2019 . This year the festival charity is Sussex Heart. Full disabled access.

Brighton International Women's Day - 9th March 2019

BWC (Brighton Women's Centre), Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum once again join forces to host the city's largest annual International Women's Day celebrations! Gender equality is firmly on the agenda at this free and inclusive event celebrating women's achievements and BWC's 45th anniversary with inspiring speakers, activists and innovators, workshops, arts and crafts, causes and campaigns, and fun for all the family.

Brighton Dome Organ Showcase - 5th March 2019

The Brighton Dome organ was made famous by Douglas Reeve with his BBC Light Programme broadcasts. His series of concerts attracted large audiences who instantly recognised his signature tune, Pack Up Your Troubles.

Michael Maine, responsible for saving the instrument when it faced removal, returns to entertain with a programme celebrating every aspect of it's extraordinary range of colour - from shimmering strings, the quivering Vox Humana, stentorian Tuba Mirabilis, to the majesty of full organ - one of the greatest sounds on the South Coast.

Chocolate Festival - 13th October to 14th October 2018

A TWO-DAY CELEBRATION OF CHOCOLATE with FREE ENTRY to visitors on both days.

Join us as we celebrate our love of chocolate, at the Hilton Brighton Metropole on the 13th/14th October from 11am - 5pm daily.

We will be highlighting sustainable, ethical products, with traceability, and human compassion for those who work in the cocoa fields to bring this luxury item to market. Chocolate is naturally vegan and gluten-free and we will have a selection of chocolatiers and chocolate makers who offer their products to suit varied diets. The onus is on purer chocolate being used in product creation.

Discover Award-Winning Chocolatiers : Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Makers :Vegan, Dairy- & Gluten-free Options : Indulgent Chocolate Treats : Luxury Filled Selections : Real Hot Chocolate : Chocolate Rum Wine : Cocktails : and more!

A weekend of chocolatiers, chocolate makers, people with a passion for chocolate and cacao, chocolate-related quality items, and exhibitors who want to showcase and sell their chocolate products.

Discover Cacao's passion is your passion. We want to offer easy education, allowing visitors to make up their own mind about what chocolate they eat, and where they source it, while offering them a wider choice so that they can make informed decisions on each purchase. This is your event as much as ours, and we are keen to make it a great weekend for exhibitors and visitors alike.

Oktoberfest in Brighton - 13th October to 14th October 2018

After the success of our 2017 event we are back for 2018 at our new home of The Level. We are very excited to be at our new home with some additional sessions added to this years Oktoberfest.

The most important date of Germany's cultural calendar comes to the UK returns to Brighton this year for the third time.

Taking place inside one of Europe's Largest touring bier tents for a Bavarian style festival including a showcase some of the best and authentic oompah bands from around the world across all three sessions. Plus a large selection of traditional German foods plus those all important steins!

Boundary Festival - 29th September 2018

Taking the best of Brighton’s creative energy, lust for life and generosity of spirit, Boundary Brighton is a festival with three stages of music, a vintage fair, delicious local food and other unexpected treats, all nestled between the crest of the Downs and the City with the sea below.

5th release tickets on sale now for a limited time @ £35 + BF

Tickets include a free shuttle bus to & from the festival and central Brighton

Full Boundary line-up at the end of this release.

Back by popular demand, the Drum & Bass Stage returns to Boundary on 29th September 2018 with local hosts OneAway and a line-up of both established legends and exciting up and comers.

Label mogul, party promoter, razor-sharp selector: Logan D’s entire life is fuelled by drum & bass. Armed with an innate ability to tease any crowd across the globe, his distinct blend of strong-arm, bass-bolstered jump-up will be an undoubted highlight at Boundary.

Other legends join the OneAway stage’s line-up; one of the UK’s founding fathers of Drum & Bass, DJ Phantasy, with over 300 released tracks; Randall, a name synonymous with D&B and Jungle with over 25 years in the game; Grooverider, another icon and trendsetter of over 12 years.

They join other exciting names, such as fast-rising star Mollie Collins, Bristol-born but Brighton-renowned HizzleGuyCotesyRiprawA Plus AKA Arron Crascall, plus special guests ‘Distress Signal’ (AKA K MotionzSimula Kanine feat. MC)

On the MC front, some of the biggest names in the history of the genre will take to the OneAway stage, including ‘the most innovative personality in Drum & Bass’, Skibadee. Other MCs who will appear have also dominated the game, including Harry ShottaShabba DRagga TwinsMr TraumatikFearlessMiss MelodyAC MCMC CD Fire.

All these join previously announced acts including DJ EZ, Jaguar Skills, Gorgon City, Jax Jones, Kurupt FM, Mistajam, Shy FX Stefflon Don. They will appear in one of two huge big tops being hosted by The Arch and Supercharged.

Matt Priest, Director of Boundary: "we are delighted with the names we’ve pulled in for the D&B stage, with some absolute legends of the genre alongside really exciting new talent. Contact: Steve Jones / Steve@Boundarybrighton.com

And we’ve got one more surprise in store… a massive headliner announcement next month!"

5th release tickets are priced at £35 + BF for a limited time as they are close to selling out; at that point, they will increase in price.

Now in its third year, Boundary Brighton promises to be the definitive electronic music festival on the South Coast, and is strictly an 18+ event.

Digital Festival - 13th September to 13th October 2018

The UK's largest digital festival returns with a packed programme of over 150 events, taking place over four weeks in different venues across the city.

The festival offers new and exciting insights into the future through its exploration of digital culture, while celebrating Brighton & Hove's creativity and talent.

2018's events range from: thought-provoking talks from creators, artists and activists; exhibitions and performances exploring the latest digital technology; digital art and immersive installations - meaning there's something for everyone.

For more information and the festival's full programme visit the website.

Seven Sisters Country Park and Sussex Food Tour - May 2018 to October 2018

We pick you up in our minibus at one of our convenient pick-up points in Brighton and transport you along the beautiful Sussex coastline to the Seven Sisters national park. Here you will be dropped off on top of the white cliffs with spectacular views.  There is a short 30min walk along the cliff top to Birling Gap where there is an Information Centre and gift shop (You can stay on the bus if you don’t fancy a walk).

After Seven Sisters, we wind through the Cuckmere Valley and stop off at the Long Man Of Wilmington and onto Middle Farm. At Middle Farm you can choose to go on their animal feeding tour where you will see all their animals up close and learn about traditional English farming.  At the farm shop there is lots of local food and drink for you to try from cider, wines and cheeses. They have an award-winning country café for lunch, and a gift shop filled with handmade gifts. 

After Middle farm we head to Jack and Jill Windmills sat one of the highest points in Sussex with spectacular views.   After Jack and Jill,  we head to Brighton Marina to stroll amongst the boats and a visit to Great British Charcuterie where you can taste the best local meats, cheeses and English Wines overlooking the harbour. 

Maximum group numbers – 14

Duration – 9:50am – 16:00 (6hrs)  – Timings may vary slightly.

Activity level – Medium.  Half hour walk on grass along Seven Sisters coastal path. –  Option not to take part.

Tour Frequency – Monday and Tuesday every week from May – October.

Food and drink not included in the tour. Lunch is available for purchase at Middle Farm,  or you can bring your own food (not to be eaten on the bus).

 

 

Your tour will include

Convenient pick-up point from the Jury’s Inn Hotel Café behind Brighton station  (NOT SEAFRONT) and Bus stop at bottom of New Steine on Marine Parade 

30 minute scenic drive in our clean, modern minibus to the Seven Sisters Country Park

Small intimate groups with a maximum of 14

Walk along the clifftop to Birling Gap

See the Long Man Of Wilmington

Visit to Middle Farm

Visit to Jack and Jill Windmills

Visit to Great British Charcuterie at Brighton Marina

Brighton Chocolate Festival - 13th October 2018 to 14th October 2018

A TWO-DAY CELEBRATION OF CHOCOLATE with FREE ENTRY to visitors on both days.

Join us a we celebrate the finale of Chocolate Week 2018 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole on the 13th/14th October.

Award-Winning Chocolatiers
Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Makers
Vegan, Dairy- & Gluten-free Options
Indulgent Chocolate Treats
Luxury Filled Selections
Real Hot Chocolate
Traditional Fudge
Chocolate Rum

A weekend of chocolatiers, chocolate makers, people with a passion for chocolate and cacao, chocolate-related quality items, and exhibitors who want to showcase their chocolate products.

Discover Cacao's passion is your passion. We want to offer easy education, allowing visitors to make up their own mind about what chocolate they eat, and where they source it, while offering them a wider choice so that they can make informed decisions on each purchase.

This is your event as much as ours, and we are keen to make it a great weekend for exhibitors and visitors alike.

We will be higlighting sustainable, ethical products, with traceability, and human compassion for those who work in the cocoa fields to bring this luxury item to market. Chocolate is naturally vegan and gluten-free and we will have a selection of chocolatiers and chocolate makers who offer their products to suit varied diets.

If you are looking for full-fat cream chocolate then you will also not be disappointed. The onus is on purer chocolate being used in its creation.

In the week building up to the Brighton Chocolate Festival we hope to be working with the official Brighton and Hove tourist information site at VisitBrighton, and with their help we will be encouraging local hotels, restaurants, cafes, food outlets, and local businesses to join in with Chocolate Week, and offer something chocolate-themed on their menus.

The Wonder Project - 26th July 2018 to 29th July 2018

Join us for this interactive art experience, exploring Wakehurst through soundscapes, sculptures and art installations.
Come on a journey through Wakehurst and explore our evolving and complex relationship with nature - from the elements and soil, to flora and fauna.

Venue: The whole of Wakehurst
Walking between installations over a distance of 2 miles.
(Please note adjacent route available for wheel chairs).

7pm-9.30pm
(Gates open 6.30pm. Last entry 7.30pm, and gardens close 10pm).

Book online at: https://www.kew.org/wakehurst/whats-on/the-wonder-project
Or phone SeeTickets direct on: 0844 209 7359

Go Ape at Crawley - 30th March 2018 to 2nd April 2018

Go Ape Crawley, Tilgate Drive, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 5PQ

Enjoy an unforgettable visit to Go Ape this Easter!

Go Ape (http://www.goape.co.uk/), the UK’s leading forest adventure company, is hosting a tree-mendous events at Tilgate Park over the Easter Holiday weekend.

Go Ape is encouraging customers to harness up over the Easter holiday and take part in their Tree Top Easter Egg Hunt, a hunt with a twist, up high in the trees. Whilst customers are tackling the obstacles up in the canopy, they will need to keep their eyes peeled for hidden eggs along the course. Once they have zipped back to the ground, they need to head to the cabin to be in with the chance to win.

Adults and children aged 10 years and above (who are at least 1.4m tall) can swing through the trees like Tarzan on the Tree Top Adventure, fly through the sky on a zip wire.

Children who are at least 1m tall can monkey around on Tree Top Junior – scrambling around a series of suspended tunnels, clambering across walkways, negotiating tricky obstacles, leaping into thin air and zooming down zip wires.

Go Ape sites are built in woodland or forests – the perfect setting for a family adventure this Easter.  There are 32 unique Go Ape courses across the UK, from Devon to Scotland there’s an adventure for everyone, so prepare for that exhilarating wind-in-the-face feeling and challenge your Tribe this Easter.

Don’t miss out! Pre-book online now at Goape.co.uk

Easter Activities at Borde Hill Garden - 30th March 2018 to 15th April 2018

Bertram Bunny is visiting Borde Hill for the Easter holidays and is causing mayhem and upsetting all the other bunnies who live and work at the Garden. We need your help to find Bertram and restore peace and tranquillity.

Daily:
Follow the puzzle trail* around the Garden to work out Bertram’s secret password and receive a chocolate egg reward!

Children can also claim a FREE craft bag, containing all the materials needed to make an Easter-themed masterpiece to take home. Between Good Friday and Easter Monday there will be a special chocolate prize given at 3pm for the most inspired Easter creation!

Other activities on selected days, 11am-3pm:
Good Friday 30th March – Weds 4th April: Meet the Easter Bunny!

Weds 4th April: Storytelling for Families – Teeny Tiny Mouse helps a team of gardeners complete a difficult challenge in ‘Once Upon a Garden…’ > Find out more

Thurs 5th April: Face Painting and Balloon Modelling by Busydays, with with an array of colourful springtime and Easter-themed designs (small additional charge applies).

Sat 14th April: Storytelling for Families –  ‘Once Upon an Egg’… enchanting tales based upon the themes of Easter, birth and renewal > Find out more

For hungry tummies, delicious Easter-themed treats will be available at the new Gardeners’ Retreat café and for those wishing to let off steam, the Adventure Playground offers an exhilarating zip wire.

Spring is also a magical time to explore the Garden and Woodland, with an abundance of flowering magnolias, camellias, hellebores and rhododendrons. Picnics and dogs on leads welcome.

*Normal admission, plus £2 per trail (FREE to Friends of Borde Hill)

The Garden and Adventure Playground are open 10am-5pm, daily.  Easter Trail 10am-5pm, with activities 11am-3pm

Information correct at time of publication. May be subject to change.

Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Hayward's Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP

Stanmer Easter Egg Hunt - 1st April 2018

 

Proud Country House, Stanmer Park, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 9QA

Easter Sunday from 2pm until 4pm

Please note, you must pre-book for this event as we expect to be very busy.

Suitable for children of all ages.

Search the house and private gardens for 6 golden eggs – each egg has a letter that when put together spell the secret code-word that opens the Easter Egg Chest in the marquee – where a delicious hand-made chocolate egg awaits as your reward.

£2 per child for the Egg Trail map (your admission fee) and every paying child receives a chocolate egg.