A celebration of the beauty and antiquities of the past. Haberdashery, fashion, interiors and gardenalia in the beautiful gardens of Firle Place. This is not simply a market but a day out for the whole family. Enjoy the food stalls and gin bars as you lounge around in the sun. Watch the vintage dance shows, punch and Judy and enjoy a traditional fair ground ride. You can also enjoy a display of vintage cars whilst you enjoy an ice cream. If you’d like to extend your stay, tickets are also available to stay overnight in their boutique campsite. Routemaster buses also run from Lewes Bus station straight to the fair so you can leave the car at home and enjoy views of the Sussex countryside from the top deck.
Firle Place, Lewes, BN8 6NS
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An annual festival of artist and makers who open their houses, gardens, galleries and studios for three weekends across the district. A mixed media festival which includes printmaking, painting, jewellery, pottery, photography and textiles. Follow the trails, pick up some original artworks and stop for tea and cake. Larger installations and free events also pop up across the area in collaboration with local arts organisations. You can pick up an Artwave guide at our Tourist Information Centres in Lewes and Seaford or keep up to date with festival details by visiting their website where you can sign up to the mailing list.
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The GREEN SHOW - 15th - 18th & 22nd - 25th August
This is the first event ever held at Seaford’s treasured South Hill Barn, situated on the top of Seaford Head between the beach and Cuckmere Haven. The Green show organised by SCIP will include a huge exhibition of artworks by over 30 of the UK’s best-known Illustrators and printmakers: live art, moving image, lectures, creative workshops for all ages, evening lectures and films showing our landscape from unique perspectives. All events are based on the themes of nature, the landscape and environment – with focus on our beautiful corner of the South Downs. The entire event will celebrate the landscape and nature and explore the effects of climate change and plastics on our local area.