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What’s on in January in Sussex

Cheer up January with our curated guide to what's on in Sussex this month including must-see theatre, art and music events.

Example comes to Hastings see below

Events correct at time of press, but please check venue websites for up to date information and possible Covid restrictions.

FASHION Shop Kilo Vintage Fashion, The Old Market, 29 January

Yep, you can fill your boots with vintage clothes at this amazing fashion rummage near Brighton. Just £20 per kilo!

ART

Finding Fabergé: The mysterious story of the Preston Manor Fabergé, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, until June

Get up close and personal with those seriously bling eggs and other sparklers after a chance discovery of some forgotten Fabergé items on display here.

Life Drawing classes, The Hawth, Crawley, various dates January/February

Fancy yourself a bit of an artist? Have a crack yourself in Crawley with a series of art classes at this art and theatre venue.

Hockney to Himid: 60 Years of British Printmaking, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, until April

Art lovers rejoice and see works by Peter Blake, Tracey Emin, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Chris Ofili (above), and Grayson Perry at this stunning exhibition featuring over 100 prints by 90 different artists.

Duncan Grant: 1920, Charleston, near Lewes, until March

The first solo show of Grant’s work (above), since his death in 1978. Over 30 paintings, some of which have not been seen for decades or in public before, will be on display. Read more about the venue here.

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British Airways 360 Tower Top Climb, various dates through January

Are you ready to experience Brighton’s newest challenge? Climbing to the top of the BA Tower (above), you’ll experience the ultimate way to see the famous 360-degree views over Sussex.

ON STAGE

Doubt: A Parable, Chichester Festival Theatre, 22 January – 5 Feb

Set in 1960s New York, Doubt is the gripping portrayal of the clash between two compelling characters starring Monica Dolan who we love from the BBC’s W1A.

Fatal Attraction, Theatre Royal, Brighton, 18-22 January

Corrie minx Kym Marsh (above), plays the feme fatale in this adaptation of the film that famously made Sharon Stone. But will they do the bunny boiling scene?! Read our interview with Kym here.

Circus of Horrors, White Rock, Hastings, 31 January

The Circus of Horrors (above) has something for everyone. Imagine a brilliant rock show combined with amazing, bizarre & dare devil circus acts and stunning light show.

COMEDY

Guarantee a giggle to cheer January gloom with a choice of top names heading to Sussex this month;

Jenny Eclair, Capitol, Horsham 28 January

Rob Brydon (above) White Rock, Hastings, 30 January

RACING

Fancy a flutter? A day at the races is a great way to spend a grey afternoon in January.

Fontwell Park, West Sussex, 30 January

Plumpton, East Sussex, 2, 19 & 31 January

MUSIC

It’s all happening in Sussex this month with megastars and classical greats all coming to town.

Example, De Le Warr, Bexhill, 26 January

Stormclouds and Spring Flowers, London Philharmonic Orchestra. Brighton Dome, 29 January 2022

James Bay, Komedia, 25 January

The multi-platinum selling artist will play this small Brighton location as part of Independent Venue week. Currently sold out but contact venue for possible returns.

Van Morrison, Brighton Dome, 27-28 January

Kiefer Sutherland, Chalk, Brighton, DATE RESCHEDULING SEE SITE FOR REFUNDS

BEST OF THE REST

Bexhill After Dark, Saturday 29 January 2022 

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A new large annual light festival, featuring an illuminated parade and multiple creative light pieces, planned to take place in Bexhill after dark every January.  

Winter Rose Pruning Workshop, Borde Hill, Haywards Heath, 20 January

Sharpen those secateurs and learn how to get the most from your garden with expert Michael Marriott.

Third Thursdays, Brighton, 20 January

A new arts, music and culture programme aiming to make the centre of Brighton the place to be. Events are planned each month – starting with film screenings and live music through East Street, North Laine & The Lanes between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.

Want inspiration to get outside? See our round up of winter walks here. Or if you want to really get fit book one of the triathlons, cycles or races in Sussex this year.

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