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.
  • The Creative Spirit - Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings - Eastbourne - 7 - 23rd July
    After a career in film and television design Jeremy Bear is having his first ever comprehensive exhibition of over 80 paintings and drawings as well as designs for television favourites like Dr. Who and the Onedin Line at the The Birley Centre, 49 Carlisle Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4EF

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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