January 2017

  • Wassailing - Various venues around Sussex - usually the first Saturday closest to 12th Night.
    An early winter custom of Morris Dancing, ale and cider drinking and making merry.
  • Blessing of the Seas - Margate, Kent.
    A Greek Orthodox celebration marking the baptism of Christ, where a decorated cross is thrown into the waters.

February 2017

  • Rye Bay Scallop Week - Rye, East Sussex - last week in February
    Enjoy this much loved seafood delicacy (sourced straight from the South Coast), in a week long celebration of tastings, cookery courses, special events and live music.
  • Valentines at Shuttleworth - The House, Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA - Sun 12 February
    Enjoy a romantic afternoon tea in the grand setting of The House at Shuttleworth. Tel: +44 (0)1767 627933
  • Shuttleworth Scale Model Exhibition - Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA - Sun 19 Feb

March 2017

  • The House Wedding Show - The House, Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA - Sun 5 March
    Visit Shuttleworth House for our beautiful Wedding Show. Tel: 01245 895470 or email info@mainweddingsandevents.co.uk
  • Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea - Goodwood Estate, Chichester, Sussex - 26 March
    Spend some quality time with Mum over a decadent afternoon tea. See website for details.
  • Mother’s Day at Shuttleworth - The House, Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA - 26 March

April 2017

  • British Marbles Championship - Tinsley Green, West Sussex - Good Friday
    The Greyhound pub hosts this annual competition attracting players from all over the world.
  • Long Rope Skipping - Alciston, East Sussex - Good Friday
    All of Sussex was one famed for its tradition of skipping with long ropes on Good Friday, now the tradition is carried on in just a few areas, such as the Rose Cottage Inn at Alciston.
  • Biddenden Dole - Biddenden, Kent - Easter Monday
    A charitable distribution of bread, cheese and special biscuits is made each Easter in remembrance of the Chulkhurst twins who died in the 11th-century.
  • Swiss Garden Design Workshop - Swiss Garden, Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA (8th April)

May 2017

June 2017

  • Isle of Wight Music Festival - Hampshire (8th to 11th June)
  • Sussex Flower Festivals - St Andrew's Church, Alfriston & Church of The Good Shepherd, Lullington (16 to 19 June)
    Refreshments, Stalls, Plant Sales - Tel: 01323 871093
  • Shuttleworth Fly Navy - Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP (4 June)
  • Shuttleworth Classic Evening Airshow - Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP (17 June)
    Classic Evening of flying at Shuttleworth.
  • Royal Ascot - Ascot, Greater London (20-24 June)
    Possibly the greatest horse race meeting in the world, dating back 300 years. The Ascot Gold Cup, traditionally held on Ladies' Day, is famous for its fashionable guests.
  • Festival of Speed - Goodwood, Sussex (22-25 June)
    See cars from all eras and star drivers in action, from 19th-c steam carriages to Formula 1.

July 2017

  • Shuttleworth Military Pageant - Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP - 2 July
    dedicated to recognising the contribution of our Armed Forces – past and present.
  • Shuttleworth Evening Airshow - Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP - 15 July
    Classic Evening of flying at Shuttleworth with an emphasis on World War 1.

August 2017

  • Cowes Week - Isle of Wight.
    England's longest running annual maritime race.
  • Qatar Goodwood Festival - Goodwood Estate, Chichester, Sussex (1 to 5 August)
    One of the UK's leading sporting events in the racing and sporting calendar. Over 100,000 people flock to the world's most beautiful racecourse to enjoy the £1million Sussex Stakes, Ladies' Day and other unforgettable highlights.
  • Hurricane Heritage Day - Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP - 3 August
    Hurricane Heritage & Darren Harbar Photography.

September 2017

  • Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show - Penshurst Place, Tonbridge
    Meet 250 artist crafts people from all over the UK, demonstrating unique handmade crafts for the home and garden.
  • Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival
    Join thousands of food and wine fans at this popular annual showcase of local produce. Enjoy tastings with the experts, plus entertainment and music.
  • Shuttleworth Heritage Day - Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP - 3 Sept

October 2017

  • Autumn Walking Weekend - Isle of Wight, Hampshire
  • Canterbury Festival - Kent
  • International Music Festival - Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Shuttleworth Race Day - Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP - 1 October
    Shuttleworth's Season Finale with visiting Edwardian and vintage racing cars

November 2017

  • Windsor Festival
    This celebration of the arts welcomes a diverse programme of events including family walks, classical music concerts, literary talks and medieval themed tours.

December 2017

  • A Victorian Festival of Christmas - Portsmouth
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is transformed into a period scene with costumed characters and a traditional Christmas market.





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