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Whats on in August 2014

The Fat Controller at Drusillas Park

22/08/2014 - 22/08/2014
The Fat Controller will be causing a locomotion when he alights at the Park to take control of the efficient running of the Thomas & Friends™ railway. Make tracks to Tidmouth Hault and enjoy photo opportunities with Sir Topham Hatt himself.

Evening Bat Walk at Arundel Wetland Centre

22/08/2014 - 22/08/2014
Join this guided evening walk to watch pipistrelle bats emerge at dusk, track bats with our detectors and watch Daubenton’s bats feeding over the water. 7:30 pm, £12 pp Booking is essential, call 01903 881530.

The Royal Pavilion Estate and the First World War at The Royal Pavilion

23/08/2014 - 23/08/2014
Meet at the Royal Pavilion 10.30am-1.30pm includes refreshment break £20, members £15, book in advance call 03000 290902 Take a tour of the Royal Pavilion, Dome and Corn Exchange and discover how they were used by the military as hospitals from 1914 to 1919.

England's Medieval Festival Weekend at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle

23/08/2014 - 25/08/2014
Set within 600 acres of carefully managed woodland, Herstmonceux Castle is a magical setting which brings medieval England alive. Enter our medieval village and be entertained by daily battles with over 1000 knights and soldiers as well as hog roasts, live music and medieval market traders.

Jazz in the Garden at Nymans

24/08/2014 - 24/08/2014
6pm - 8pm (gates open 5pm for picnics) Enjoy a relaxed evening of Jazz sounds set against the stunning backdrop of Nymans gardens. 50% of proceeds go to NGS charities. Picnics welcome. BOX, £12/£6 (child ticket is from 4-15yrs, under 3's for free)

Working Horse Weekend at Wakehurst Place

24/08/2014 - 25/08/2014
Sunday 24 and Bank Holiday Monday 25 August – heavy horses harrow Bloomers Valley wildflower meadow. Get close to the gentle giants and see how much they enjoy working the land.

Bank Holiday Story Book Day at Amberley Museum

25/08/2014 - 25/08/2014
Discover new literary adventures in our story corner, featuring Michael O’Leary doing incredible storytelling sessions of local Sussex tales (www.michaelolearystoryteller.com) Free entry for every child dressed as a story book character.

Peppa Pig & George at Drusillas Park

25/08/2014 - 25/08/2014
Join in the excitement and snorts of laughter as the lovable Peppa Pig embarks on a Drusillas Park adventure, with her brother George. The cheeky pair will be making appearances at various intervals throughout the day. For more information please telephone 01323 874100 or visit the website www.drusillas.co.uk

The Fat Controller at Drusillas Park

26/08/2014 - 26/08/2014
The Fat Controller will be causing a locomotion when he alights at the Park to take control of the efficient running of the Thomas & Friends™ railway. Make tracks to Tidmouth Hault and enjoy photo opportunities with Sir Topham Hatt himself.

Twelfth Night at Newhaven Fort

26/08/2014 - 26/08/2014
Oddsocks’ 2014 production of Twelfth Night is a madcap musical treat with Shakespeare's love stories intertwined with well-known British Chart hits to keep the blood pumping and the mood merry! Performance begins at 7.30pm, doors open at 6.45pm. Tickets are £13 (£11 concessions).

Peppa Pig & George at Drusillas Park

27/08/2014 - 27/08/2014
Join in the excitement and snorts of laughter as the lovable Peppa Pig embarks on a Drusillas Park adventure, with her brother George. The cheeky pair will be making appearances at various intervals throughout the day. For more information please telephone 01323 874100 or visit the website www.drusillas.co.uk

August Activity Day at Amberley Museum

27/08/2014 - 27/08/2014
Enjoy the highlights of the summer craft demonstrations, make and take activities and all the fantastic Amberley Museum exhibitions.

Summer Fun at Fishbourne Roman Palace

28/08/2014 - 28/08/2014
Have a go at all things Roman, from costume to crafts, clay work to cuisine. There's plenty to do indoors and out!

'War Requiem' to be screened in the Cathedral at Chichester Cathedral

28/08/2014 - 28/08/2014
A special screening in the nave of Derek Jarman's critically acclaimed visual evocation of Benjamin Britten's choral masterpiece. Tickets available through the Cathedral website.

Wild families – the big bug hunt at RSPB Pulborough Brooks

28/08/2014 - 28/08/2014
Join us on a big bug hunt where we’ll search high and low for mini-beasties. We’ll also hold a bug top trumps tournament and do some badge making. Time: Drop in between 11 am and 1 pm Cost: £4 per child (£2 for Wildlife Explorer members); Adults pay the normal nature trail entry fee.

Wildlife Walkabouts at RSPB Pulborough Brooks

28/08/2014 - 28/08/2014
Our regular gentle ramble is an ideal introduction to the reserve and its varied habitats and wildlife. Join us for an informal nature walk, taking in the seasonal delights on the brooks or on our heathland trail. Cost: £5 per person (£2.50 for RSPB members)Time: 10 am – 12 noon

there were our own- there were the others at Nymans

28/08/2014 - 11/11/2014
there were our own / there were the others - First World War commemorative walk A silent walk of remembrance to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Led by poet Ken Cockburn and the property team exploring Nymans links to conflict. Led by poet Ken Cockburn, the walk will start at 2pm and end at 2.30pm lasting approximately 30 minutes A pair of poems will be read and, where possible, some poppy seeds scattered and a book installation left as a memory of the event. The walk was conceived by Alec Finlay, with Ken Cockburn, Heather H. Yeung, and Luke Allan. Commissioned by National Trust, supported by Arts Council England. More Information: Administrator, 01444 405250 Free Event Normal admission applies

Family Activities - Curious Creatures at Chichester Cathedral

29/08/2014 - 29/08/2014
Collage your own curious creature. Make a brass rubbing of a dragon or griffin or unicorn or... Can you spot the Cathedral's very own curious creature? In Eastern Arm of the Cloisters. No need to book - just drop in. £1.50 per child

Ale, Food and Music Festival at Amberley Museum

29/08/2014 - 31/08/2014
Sample a wide variety of ales, ciders, perries and delicious local food whilst enjoying local musical entertainment in unique, natural surroundings. Friday and Saturday evenings are advance ticket only.

Watercolour Workshop at High Beeches Garden

30/08/2014 - 30/08/2014
An introduction to watercolours with Angela Tabor. Booking essential