Check out these upcoming spotlight events across Sussex.
It's Eek! Week at Arundel Wetland Centre
Sunday 22nd to Sunday 29th October
Explore spooky wetlands this October half term during Eek! Week at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre – a fantastic, fun wildlife learning eek!sperience for all the family.
Pick up your freeEek! Week trail card for this interactive trail. Will you dare to put your hand in a snake box, grab a photo op with a bat or get up close and personal with a toad? It’s a weirdly wild day out for the whole family. Pond dipping, potion making and owl pellet dissection activities run through half term as well – along with the popular Wetland Discovery Boat safari.
Half Term at Hever Castle
Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October
Ghouls and ghosts wanted at Hever Castle during autumn half term for a family friendly Halloween themed trail. Keep an eye out for letters scattered in the grounds to spell out a mysterious word in return for a small prize. Don’t miss the giant spider!
Don your creepiest costume to really get the most out of the trail. Get into the spirit of Halloween and paint a spooky pebble in our creative workshop (included in admission charge). Dare to meet the vampire, vampire hunter or ghost roaming the grounds who will be retelling spooky stories. Finish off your day with a frightening face paint (weekends only – additional charge).
Please credit photo: Hever Castle & Gardens
Petworth Festival Literary Week
Wednesday 25th October to Sunday 5th November
A roster of genuinely household names has been lined up for the 2023 Petworth Festival Literary Week. Covering the widest possible range of books and authors, the near-fortnight of events will see events featuring top fiction writers Philippa Gregory and Julian Barnes; autobiographies from Michael Ball and Sheila Hancock; top journalists Justin Webb and Jeremy Bowen; historians Peter Frankopan and Robert Hardman; and new volumes on gardening from Alan Titchmarsh and Sarah Raven – and that’s before mentioning British astronaut Tim Peake. In other words a remarkable fortnight of conversation and debate is anticipated come the end of October.
The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show at De La Warr Pavilion
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October
Fifty Guild makers will exhibit beautiful, hand-made crafts produced in small workshops and studios across Sussex and adjacent counties at the iconic De La Warr Pavilion this Autumn. This popular venue will have a wide range of disciplines, including work by new and more recent members.
Take the opportunity to discuss work directly with the makers who’ll be happy to talk about their inspirations and explain their specialist techniques. Purchase unique works over the weekend or commission a more personal piece.
The Pavilion’s bright and stylish Café Bar and Kitchen offer delicious lunches, sandwiches and cakes. Weather permitting, food and drink may be enjoyed on the balconies whilst overlooking the sea.
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Embracing a hobby is a wonderful idea for women in the UK, offering a plethora of benefits that enhance overall well-being and personal growth. Here are several reasons why it's a fantastic idea for women in the UK to engage in hobbies:
Capturing cherished moments with your family is a beloved pastime, and with smartphones becoming increasingly advanced in terms of photography, you can easily take stunning family photos. Here are three valuable tips for taking better family photos with your smartphone, relevant to those living in the UK:
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Swimming is often considered one of the most comprehensive and enjoyable forms of exercise, and it holds universal appeal. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned athlete, swimming offers a multitude of benefits that make it an ideal workout choice for those living in the UK.
Sleep is a fundamental aspect of our lives, yet its importance is often overlooked in our busy and fast-paced world. It's not just about resting or recharging; sleep plays a vital role in our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Here's a closer look at the importance of sleep, relevant for people living in the UK:
As autumn arrives in the UK with its crisp air and falling leaves, it's an ideal time to focus on mental health and well-being. For women, in particular, this season can bring unique challenges and opportunities to nurture their mental health. Here are some valuable mental health tips for women in autumn:
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Family heirlooms often have sentimental value and it can be heartbreaking when they become damaged or show signs of wear and tear. But have no fear — as the much-loved experts on The Repair Shop and Repair Cafes popping up around Sussex have shown us, many heirlooms can be restored to their former glory. Porcelain with cracked glaze or chipped edges, wood with breaks and gouges, jewellery missing stones and watches with damaged dials: all may benefit from sensitive restoration. Follow these tips to clean, stabilise, repair and refurbish your treasured antique possessions to give them a new lea
With shorter days and cooler weather, autumn brings a welcome opportunity to spend more time outdoors before the winter months arrive. Whilst we prep our Sussex homes for the months ahead, we can take a valuable lesson from the gardening calendar. Autumn is an important time for preparing and re-planting before the warm soil fades; sowing spring bulbs for new growth next year. So, should we also take stock of our own health and wellbeing too, exploring the value nature offers to us this season?