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What’s on in Sussex in July

Yes, it's an actual What's On guide, our first since March! OK it's short, but some green shoots are still emerging. Here's where to get your Sussex culture fix for July.

Summer exhibition at Shoreham Art Gallery, until July 31

This year would have seen the 10th anniversary of the Adur Art Trail. Instead an exhibition will be held at Shoreham Art Gallery throughout July, featuring paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glasswork, jewellery and much more by local artists. All the work is inspired by the surrounding area, from the rolling hills of the South Downs to the coast. A different artist will feature each day and work will be available to buy.

Cinema at The Capitol, Horsham, from July 17

The big screen is back! From July 17 The Capitol will be showing movies, kicking off with the classic second instalment of the original Star Wars trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back. Altogether now, ‘Luke, I am your…….’ oops no, don’t want to spoil it for you. There’ll be more movies and dates released soon so keep an eye on the Capitol website.

Antiques & Collectors Market, South of England Showground, Ardingly, 21 & 22 July

The biggest and best antique collectors fair comes to the South of England Showground in Ardingly for an open-air extravaganza! If you’re a fan of vintage furniture, heirlooms and collectables this is for you, organisers are known as the best in their field in the UK so expect upmarket vintage and one-of-a-kind gems. Ardingly is a massive venue so there’ll be plenty of space for social distancing.

The Dome Cinema, Worthing, various July dates

The Dome Cinema has re-opened with stringent new safety measures to ensure social distancing. At the moment the films available are being updated each Monday, so keep checking back. This week, Muddy’s pick of the films on offer are Batman Begins, the superhero’s origin story starring Christian Bale as the gruff-voiced dark knight, and British zom-rom-com Shaun of the Dead.

Drive-in movies, various dates, across Sussex

Have an American teenage summer at the drive-in, the perfect socially distanced culture fix. Drive-in venues have sprung up around Sussex and we’re particularly excited about cult movie buffs Secret Cinema’s collab with Goodwood. We can’t wait to see the classic motorsport estate given the razzle-dazzle treatment. The South of England Showground will also play host to a series of classic flicks this summer, and there’s options at Pulborough, Steyning and Loxwood too.

Drive-in comedy, various dates, South of England Showground

What a great idea – laugh yourself silly in the front seat of your car with drive-in comedy from Cinestock, the company behind the brilliant drive-in cinema experiences at the South of England Showground. Headliners on the bill for August include John Robins, who won the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2017, and panel-show fave Reginald D Hunter.

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