The summer holidays may almost be over but there's still plenty of fun to be had in East Sussex this September.
From open air cinema to tractor pulling championship, here’s our round-up of some of September’s best events.
Peter Pan, 3 September, East Sussex National Resort, Little Horsted
Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter, far away on the magical island of Neverland. J.M.Barrie’s timeless classic is brought to life in a brand new adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner, with beautifully designed costumes, music and songs. For more information visit Chapter House.
‘Return of the Prodigy’ Jazz Concert, 3 September, Buxted
Get your jive on with jazz at St. Margaret The Queen in Buxted. Featuring Jonny Boston from Amsterdam on saxophone/vocals, Gareth Williams on piano, Grant Russell on double bass & Matthew Skeaping on drums. For more information visit the Jonny Boston website. Tickets can be bought from Robin Mayes (01825 732417). All profits to assist genuine refugees to East Sussex.
Beano On The Sea, 8 September, Hastings Pier
Forget the wellies and traipsing through fields of mud and huge crowds to see your favorite bands. Beano On The Sea promises to be an up close and personal live music event, with the English Channel as a backdrop and sing-a-long songs as the soundtrack. Taking you back to the 90’s, bands include Embrace, Black Grape, Echobelly, Lightning Seeds. Reef, the Bluetones, Space, Cast, Dodgy and much much more! For more information visit Beano On The Sea.
Laughton Farm Show, 9 & 10 September, Laughton
Fun for the whole family; trade, craft and antique stalls, off-roading, tank rides and a funfair, demonstrations of old rural occupations and crafts skills, kids show and not to be missed, the Tractor Pulling Championships! For more information visit What’s on Laughton.
The Curious History of the Cottage Garden, 14 September, Borde Hill Garden
Enjoy a fascinating talk by Stephanie Donaldson, National Gardening author, journalist and former garden editor of Country Living Magazine, tracing the arrival in the country of many plants associated with the cottage garden. For more information visit Borde Hill events.
Down on the Farm, 15 September, Middle Farm, Firle
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Older People’s Day with the Wealden Senior Citizens’ Partnership at Middle Farm. Enjoy tea and scones, look around the farm shop, watch the cider being made and pay a visit to the animals. For more information and to find other Older People’s Day events view the booklet at Older Peoples Day.
Bentley Woodfair, 15, 16, 17 September, Bentley, Halland
A celebration of woodlands, forestry, timber, trees and woodcrafts. There’ll be demonstrations of machinery, tree climbing, children’s activities, local food, a beer tent and a great atmosphere! For more information visit Bentley wood fair.
‘West’ Weston’s Bluesonics – 19 September, Rye Community Centre
One of the most authentic blues bands in the UK, the Bluesonics are fronted by exceptional vocalist and harmonica player Steve ‘West’ Weston, who also plays with Roger Daltrey, Wilko Johnson and Muddy Waters’ eldest son, Mud Morganfield. For more information and tickets visit West Westons bluesonics.
Dunkirk (1958), Screening on the Beach, 20 & 21 September, Camber Sands
In the wake of Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK releasing in cinemas, watch Leslie Norman’s classic wartime epic DUNKIRK (1958), on the very beaches where the film was shot. As well as the screening, event-goers will enjoy an evening of themed 1940s home-grown entertainment, including food and drink of the era, 1940s dance classes and set dressing, music and walkabout re-enactments. For more information and to book tickets, visit Dunkirk Premiere.
Steam through the Ages, 23 & 24 September, Bluebell Railway
Travel through 100 years of history in one day! This new event will bring different eras from history to life with a different decade recreated at each station. Travel tickets are valid all day so hop on and off the trains to explore each station as much as you like throughout the day. For more information visit Bluebell railway.