Events in Sussex and Surrey

Looking for something to do in the Sussex and Surrey area?

We have come up with the top local events worth checking out. If you are hosting or organising a local event and would like some free publicity, just fill in the form at the bottom of the page and send us the details. You never know - it could be featured here, on our top events page, in the near future.

Here are some top things to do in the Sussex and Surrey area:


Chestnut Tree Charity Masquerade Ball

Location of event: PowderMills Hotel, Battle, East Sussex
Time of event: 7:00pm
Date of event: Saturday 18th October 2014
Event details: There will be "Glitz and Glamour" this October at PowderMills Hotel for our Masquerade Ball, supporting Chestnut Tree House. Indulge in an evening of delicious food and great entertainment. We have a fantastic raffle with some great prizes, as well as a studio set up by NX Photography to capture the evening in all it's glory. Ticket prices are £30.00, with a £10.00 deposit required. (Proceeds to Chestnut Tree House) Contact PowderMills on 01424 775511 to book.

Sean's Sponsored Walk  

Location of event: Hailsham fire station to Heathfield fire station
Time of event: 10.30 am
Date of event: 19th october 2014  
Event details: Sean, an 11 year old boy has decided off his own back to do the walk to raise money for the families in Hailsham that have lost their homes due to the lightening last week. So if you're passing by give us a hoot and please donate in our buckets. So far he's raised over £500 in sponsor money.

The Chris and Michael Lewis Charity Darts Night

Location of event: Newhaven Railway Club
Time of event: 7.30pm
Date of event: 23rd October
Event details: Every year we hold a darts charity event where all money raised goes to Great Ormond street hospital, it's £2 to register for the darts but even if you don't like darts, the raffle is good! Please come and support this amazing event


Del Rey - Blues, Ragtime & more

Location of event: The Lamb, Eastbourne
Time of event: 8pm
Date of event: Friday 24th October 2014
Event details: If you like your blues warm, wise and witty then Del Rey is for you. She recreates  the sounds of early jazz and ragtime bands and stride and boogie piano on ukulele and guitar with infectious enthusiasm, wit and dazzling musicianship. A natural storyteller she packs a whole orchestra into her resonator guitar.

Jonathan Viera Concert

Location of event: St Andrew's Church, Cants Lane, Burgess Hill, WestSussex
Time of event: 7:30pm  
Date of event:Friday 24th October 2014  
Event details: Jonathan Viera, previously an opera singer, now turned hishand to comedy.  Concert will be a mixture of comedy and singing.  Anevening not to be missed. Tickets £10.00, which includes lightrefreshments and can be purchased from St Andrew's Parish Office on 01444232337 or by e-mailing You can also accessfull details about the concert from money raised are in aid of St Andrew's Building Project, to create awarmer more welcoming environment and to develop their current facilitiesto serve the local community both now and in the future. 

Worthing Oxjam Festival

Location of event: Worthing
Time of event: noon to midnight
Date of event: 26 October 2014
Event details: A on-day music festival in 5 venues for just £5. Worthing Oxjam Festival will take place from noon to midnight in The Lighthouse Cafe & Bar, THe Thieves' Kitchen, The Vintners The Warwick (+18) and Bar 42 (+18 from 9pm). There will a wide range of entertainment from talented local musicians, magicians & circus skill performers.  Our aim is for it to be a fun festival for people of all ages.


Location of event: Gulidford
Time of event: 7.30pm
Date of event: Wednesday 29th October
Event details: WOMEN STEP FORWARD!
At Ivy Arts Centre, University of Surrey. Sonia Sabri Company illuminates honest stories of real women from all over the world.  Performed by a strong, all-female cast, unfolding a powerful and inspirational show through intricate and poetic movement, rhythm and rhyme. The result is a dramatic performance of dance and music that is soul stirring and beautiful. An emotionally driven piece, which celebrates the hardships and aspirations of women and reveals a secret door to the hidden stories that are untold due to their position in society or culture, which resonates with women from all backgrounds.
Contact for further details.

Normans and Crusaders in The Keep

Location of event: Arundel Castle
Time of event: 10am-5pm
Date of event: Wednesday 29 to Thursday 30 October
Event details: Raven Tor Living History Group will be portraying the life and times of the 12th Century Norman period in The Keep at Arundel Castle. With combat, weaponry, armour and crafts displays, visitors will not only be able to see what life was like for those living in a castle of this time, but also gain an insight into the lives of those preparing to leave on the perilous Crusades.

Kids Halloween Party

Location of event: Haywards @ Hurtwood Park
Time of event: 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Date of event: 31st October
Event details: Haywards@Hurtwood would like to invite you all to our Kids Trick or Treat Halloween Party Friday 31st October from 3.30pm – 5.30pm. Disco, Fun Games to keep the children entertained. Refreshments included in the tickets price of £10. Adults complimentary.


The Halloween Horror Show

Location of event: Brighton Hilton Metropole
Time of event: 7pm - Late
Date of event: Saturday 1 November 2014
Event details: Enjoy a sumptuous Halloween Feast followed by a spectacular live floor show with live band and dancing until the early hours. The event will be hosted by actor and television presenter Christopher Biggins. The dress code will be black tie or Halloween themed fancy dress. There will be Halloween themed games as well as auctions and a raffle offering exclusive and Omoney can't buy prizes. The event will be raising funds for The Sussex Beacon ­ a charity offering specialist care and support to men, women and families affected by HIV. Tickets cost £95 each or £850 for a table of ten. Buy your tickets online now at:

Dame Vera Lynn Trust 1.5k Family Trick or Treat Fun Run

Location of event:  Cowdray Park, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 0AJ
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Event details: Through the moonlit  fields  and magnificent ruins  set in the stunning landscape of Cowdray Park join the ghosts and ghouls of days gone past in this frightfully fantastic Halloween run. But be sure to keep your wits about you as once night time draws the wicked witch of Cowdray will appear.  All in aid of the Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Come in fancy dress and you could win some spooky spectacular prizes. Plus, get up close and personal with some amazing owls who will be our special guests Includes: a warming hot chocolate once you have passed the finish line (max 4 hot chocolates per family £10 family group entry) £10.00 per Family (no restriction on the numbers of children). Registration must be made before the event. For more information about the event, please contact Catherine Bristow on 01403 780444 or email To register

Haywards Bonfire Night

Location of event: Haywards @ Hurtwood Park
Time of event: 5.30pm
Date of event: Sunday 2nd November.
Event details: Join us for a spectacle of the Traditional  Bonfire & Fantastic Pyrotechnics at Hurtwood Park. The bonfire lighting will take place at 5.30pm with a firework display later on in the evening. The bar will of course be open and light refreshments will be available. We will also be holding a Guy Competition with a Prize for best! Join us for Mulled Wine, fireworks and a fun filled evening here at Haywards at Hurtwood. Free entry for all however donations to Prostate Cancer UK are greatly appreciated. Please call 01483 267321 for more details or email – We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday 2nd November.

Cancer Research UK Christmas Fair

Location of event: The Grasshopper Inn, Moorhouse, Westerham Road, Westerham, TN16 2EU
Time of event: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Date of event: 5th November 2014
Event details: This is a fantastic opportunity to do all your Christmas shopping under one roof.  With over 50 stalls selling a wide variety of gifts from glassware and ceramics, to books and pens, jewellery, leather accessories, baby wear and luxury clothing, there will be something for all your family and friends. This year we also have a dedicated food hall selling locally sourced produce. There is plenty of parking, and coffees, teas and lunches are available all day in this lovely old coaching inn. The Fair is to be opened by broadcaster and journalist, Nicholas Owen.

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

Location of event: The Old School, Cuckfield
Time of event: 10.30am - 2.30pm
Date of event: Saturday 8th November 2014
Event details: 40 stalls selling home produced cupcakes, knitted items,
handbags, scarves, jewellery, candles, greetings cards, Christmas
decorations, homeware, photo prints, books and many more gift ideas. Why not
call in for coffee, lunch or tea?

Dame Vera Lynn Trust Firewalk

Location of event: The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham, RH12 5P
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Event details: CAN YOU TAKE THE HEAT?!!!
The seventh FIREWALK of the Dame Vera Lynn Trust for children with Cerebral Palsy is being held at the Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham RH12 5PJ on Saturday 15th of November. The challenge is a really hot one! Walking across 20 foot of 800 degree coals is no mean feat but you get training beforehand which is inspirational and huge fun. You will never forget the experience. We know. We've done it! £30 deposit required (includes a bowl of chilli, rice, nachos or veggie option), with a minimum further sponsorship of £25.
Minimum age 16 to take part. For further info contact Rosie, Regional Fundraiser, 01403 780444 or email


Stylish Christmas Fair

Location of event: The American Express Community Stadium, Brighton 
Time of event: Saturday 10.30-5.00 & Sunday 10.30-4.00
Date of event: 15th & 16th November 2014
Event details: A fantastic two day Christmas Shopping Experience! You could find everything on your list all under one roof! From the moment you arrive you will be caught up in the Christmas spirit and atmosphere at this well known, iconic Brighton building, home of Brighton & Hove Albion FC. With over 100 exhibitors across 3 floors including; Christmas gift ideas, Decorations, Home Accessories, Food & Drink, Fashion & Beauty, Technology & Gadgets and much more. We are also offering wine and ale tasting by Harvey's of Lewes and floral demonstrations by Owen Lavin. This will prove to be one of the must visit, largest Christmas Fayres along the South Coast.


Field Place Christmas Fayre

Location of event: Field Place First School, Nelson Road, Worthing
Time of event: 2.30 pm till 5.00pm
Date of event: 22nd November 2014
Event details: Christmas fayre  with santas grotto, great raffle, music displays, barbecue various stalls a great way to start your run up to
Christmas and maybe pick up a great present from the raffle.

Christmas Jumble Sale

Location of event: 26-28 HAMPSTEAD ROAD DORKING
Time of event: 10.00AM
Date of event: 22ND NOVEMBER


Ghost Stories for Christmas

Location of event: Brighton Royal Pavilion
Time of event: 7.00pm - 10.30pm
Date of event: 6 December 2014
Event details: Have yourself a scary little Christmas.
The second annual Brighton "Ghost Stories for Christmas" charity fundraiser will be performed at Brighton Pavilion on Saturday 6th December 2014 in aid of RISE, a domestic abuse charity working in Brighton, Hove and West Sussex. Mention the words ‘Christmas ghost story’, and most people will automatically think of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. But the practice of gathering around the fire at Christmastime to tell ghost stories was a popular Christmas tradition long before Dickens put pen to paper. In fact the telling of ghost stories was once as much a part of Christmas as the turkey and Christmas tree is to us now. In December 2014 Blind Piper Productions will be reviving this tradition at Brighton Royal Pavilion with an evening of mulled cider and performances of classic ghost stories by MR James, E.F. Benson and Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman. In 2013 the first Brighton Ghost Stories for Christmas raised £233 for The Clocktower Sanctuary. This year we aim to raise in excess of £1000 and proceeds from the event will be donated to RISE (, a domestic abuse charity which provides help with refuge accommodation, resettlement, crisis appointments, helpline, counselling, housing, legal and financial advice, solicitors appointments, support groups, play therapy, 1-to-1 support and training and preventative education. This event has been kindly sponsored Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company. Ticket price includes a glass of mulled cider on arrival and entry into a prize draw, with prizes donated by Indian Summer, The Duke of York's Cinema, Sussex County Cricket Club, Choccywoccydoodah, Southern Rail, Helen Joubert Design and more. So pull up a chair, gather closer in the candlelight and welcome in the season with a dose of Christmas Spirits. Tickets: £20/£15 (cons) available from brownpaper
Twitter: @ghoststoryxmas

Christmas Joy - Weald Choir Concert

Location of event: St Mary's Church, Wakehurst Drive, Southgate, Crawley RH10 6DL
Time of event: 7.30pm
Date of event: Saturday 13 December
Event details: Weald Choir of Crawley invite you to a sparkling celebration of Christmas. Includes Rutter's 'Gloria', Chilcott's 'Jubilate', carols for choir and audience. With Martineau Brass and John Rockliffe percussion. Tickets include mince pies and wine or juice - £12 adult, £10 over 60s, £6 school age from 01293 523901 or via

Mid Sussex Christmas Shoebox Appeal for Raystede Animal Welfare

Location of event: Burgess Hill
Time of event: 12.00
Date of event: 19.12.14
Event details: Christmas shoebox appeal (Mid Sussex). I am asking for people to fill a shoebox of treats & toys for your favourite animal at the centre. I am the drop off point for Burgess Hill and I will be taking the donated items over to the centre before xmas for the animals to enjoy. From dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, donkeys, horses, birds, chicken, hedgehogs and even turtles. Please for wish list & drop off point. Running from now until 19.12.14 (This is not run by Raystede itelf).

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