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Anyone living in the 01273 telephone area can take part in the Artists Open Houses (AOH) festival as an Open House venue.  Registration for the May 2014 AOH festival opens 3 December 2013 and closes 5 February 2014.  ‘Early Bird’ cheap rates are available until 6 January (at 2012 prices).

Registration costs can be shared by the all the artists exhibiting in one venue, so taking part in AOH can be affordable for everyone. To find out details of how to join a trail, or register as an independent venue, visit


Over three weekends – 30 November to 15 December – you can follow the Christmas Artists Open Houses trail to discover unique and unusual gifts for friends, family or yourself.  Many of the houses have activities for children… and there may be mulled wine and mince pies on offer!

Artists Open Houses in Hollingdean are:

  • The Ceramic House at 75 Stanmer Villas
  • The Cicada House at 30 Stanmer Villas
  • Chevalier House at 20 Stanmer Park Road
  • Gifts for you at 112 at 112 Hollingdean Terrace

More information at the Artists Open Houses website.

lucky dip 2013 posterCome down to The Dip on Saturday 7th December 10am – 2pm for the annual Farmers’ Market and craft stalls.  Lots of  stalls, attractions and activities.  Click on the image to see the poster for more information.

There are still a couple of stalls available.  If you’re interested, contact Liz on 236160 or

LRSP_gardenersCelebrate urban food growing at the third Big Dig Week this September 16th-22nd. 25 gardens are taking part showcasing a diverse range of community projects in parks, orchards and forests – including Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project.

Explore a pop-up surprise in the city centre, visit a bug hotel or taste the first of the season’s apples. Follow the trails to find out what’s happening in your neighbourhood and how you can get involved in local food growing.

See the Big Dig flyer (PDF) for more information.

Sunday 2 June 2013 11am – 5pm Stanmer Park. 

The annual Sussex Festival of Nature is back for 2013.   The festival is the largest parks event organised by the council and celebrates the unique and varied habitats and landscapes of Sussex.  It’s a free event, with plenty of interesting and fun activities for all the family.  Read the rest of this entry »

Last weekend’s Christmas Lucky Dip at Hollingdean Dip was a great success. Many thanks to all those who help organise, performed and ran the stalls. Thanks also to Ian Chisnall for posting a couple of short videos of the event.

lucky dip A3 poster (566x800) Come down to Hollingdean Dip this Saturday 8th December 10am – 2pm for a Farmers’ Market and craft stalls.  Lots of other attractions including story-telling, hot chestnuts and carol singing.  Click on the image to see the poster for more information.

holly_leavesSaturday 8th December 11 am

Shop, Tea Room & Bizarre open until 3pm

Find us at the bottom of the Roedale Valley allotments by the shop, allotment entrance is located at the top of Golf Drive by Burstead Woods.

Christmas Goodies, Natural Wreaths, Hand Made Soaps, Hand Made Fairies for your Tree, Preserves and more… plus Tea & Cakes

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