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What’s on this week in Sussex

Your must-have, must-do guide to this week in Sussex featuring all the action, arts, culture, events and happenings! Mon 14 - Sun 20 Sept.

Sara Pascoe, Mon Sept 14, The Warren Outdoors, Brighton

And now for something very special! Muddy’s a huge Sara Pascoe fan, and can’t wait to check out this new show all about how the comedienne and bestselling author found the love of her life – her dog. Oh yeah and she got married too. Catch her in action on Brighton beach, expect musings on femininity, sex, money and power, and much more.

Luisa Omelian, God is a Woman, Thu 17 Sept, The Warren Outdoors, Brighton

Well, this one sounds a bit saucy. Luisa Omelian is ‘the most famous British comedian you’ve never heard of’, only the entire national press has raved about her so if she is a secret, she’s a really badly kept one. She’s also the first comedian to be acknowledged with a BAFTA breakthrough. We give you fair warning, she’s fruity, expect a lot of jokes about the d. But given the quality of comedy that’s coming to Brighton’s outdoor venues this season, you can also expect a seriously high-calibre evening of side-splitting raunchy feminist stand-up.

Eastbourne Walking Festival, 18-27 Sept, Eastbourne

This ten-day celebration of the great outdoors has something for everybody, whether that’s a guided walk as part of a group or a self-paced stroll (see routes here). There’ll also be talks and fringe events. But mainly, put one foot in front of the other and see the best of East Sussex countryside, from the rolling hills to the dramatic chalk cliffs at Seven Sisters and the imposing Beachy Head. Muddy’s pick is the Mindful Walking event run by Kirsty Peckham from The Coach By The Sea.

The Country Brocante Open-air Harvest Fair, Sat 19 & Sun 20 Sept, Loxwood Meadows

This sounds utterly gorgeous. Wander through Loxwood Meadows browsing stalls from merchants and makers, and take in talks and demos in the ancient woodlands. Founder Lucy Haywood, owner of The Country Brocante Store in Midhurst and author of Country Brocante Style, started out running fairs in local village halls, these days her events are hosted in luxury country manors and venues. Expect top quality artisan interiors, beautiful antiques and delicious food. Yes please.

Krater Comedy Club on the Beach, Sat 19 Sept, The Warren Outdoors, Brighton

Brighton’s favourite comedy night returns, on the beach this time, with resident MC Stephen Grant welcoming up-and-coming talent Michael Fabbri and established stand-up act Paul Sinha.

 G2, Fri 18 & Sat 19 Sept, Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green

Expect film, lasers and a light show, and the performance will be amplified through state-of-the-art headsets giving you absolute volume control – if you so desire, you can turn it all the way up to 11 without bothering the neighbours. Trading Boundaries have hit upon an intriguing social-distancing friendly format, complete with festival-style food and bar.

The Artist’s Garden Summer Exhibition, until 30 Sept, Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill has been inspiring artists and horticulturalists for generations and this exhibition celebrates this proud history, with work from established and up-and-coming artists on display in the historic garden, all inspired by nature. Admission is included in the standard ticket price. Borde Hill is one of the loveliest gardens in Sussex and well worth a visit for its rare shrubs and trees, which are spectacular at this time of year.

John Brockliss Exhibition, 5 Sept onwards, West Pier Centre, Brighton

Running until January, this solo photography exhibition features work in colour and monochrome capturing the marine landscape, from the wild Scottish Atlantic coast to right here in Sussex. This exhibition, entitled Shoreline, features more than 30 original prints.

Steyning Food & Drink Festival, Sat 5 Sept – Fri 2 Oct, various dates and venues

Four weeks of foodie events, offers and competitions kicks off in Steyning this Saturday in a celebration of local artisan produce. The packed programme includes farmers’ markets, chocolate tasting, apple juicing, stargazing, open breweries, walks and cream teas at The Artisan Bakehouse and much more. Many events are free, but all require registration and tickets to enable social distancing.

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