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Area: East Sussex

'There are a broad range of professional and amateur speakers that visit our meetings and give informative and thought provoking talks for amateur astronomers of every experience and interest.'

'The primary purpose of Bexhill Museum is to collect, conserve, display and interpret objects and information related to the history and natural environment of our surrounding area. This work is undertaken for the benefit of the public and, in particular, the residents of Bexhill and district, local schools & colleges and visitors to the 1066 Country area.

Founded 1984: 'We have about 90 members in total, providing a wide range of backgrounds, interests, professions and ages. We have a calendar of meetings starting with our monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month from October to April. We invite speakers to talk on a wide variety of Earth Science topics.'

Category Arts Festivals

'We are an arts charity made up of a historic events venue, a music education service and the biggest curated cross-arts festival in England. Together we bring the arts and culture to a wide and diverse audience.' Normally held May.

'We hope to make science so irresistible to young students that the A-level courses are flooded with applicants. Already there is an increased uptake in Sussex. This is good. It means higher standards and better choice for businesses. Even for young people who decide to leave school at sixteen there will be an enduring interest in science and respect for scientists and engineers. Come to the Festival. Bring your family, bring your enthusiasm.' Normally held February (for 7-14 years olds) and October (for adults).

'Gender is a key theme for Sussex research and many of our faculty are expert leaders in this field. We research and teach on gender issues in a variety of schools and departments which leads to fresh and innovative debates and to a diverse approach to teaching and learning. We also have a strong policy, community, and media presence via several high-profile research projects.'

Category Local Heritage

'The Regency Society was founded to protest against the potential destruction of Brighton and Hove's historic heritage, and we still work to ensure that our historic townscape and buildings are protected by contributing to Council discussions, promoting our views and advocating good practice. Our interest is not restricted to the Regency period despite our name. We are keen to support the construction and conservation of high quality townscape and buildings from every era and have a lively interest in the future development of our town and the issues which confront it in the 21st century ... We hold regular lectures, discussions and social events throughout the winter months.'

Category Arts Festivals

'Our Festival is Rye’s principal annual arts event, taking place over the weekends and last two weeks in September. It has developed ... into one of the most successful and respected small festivals of its kind, dedicated to high quality performances in music, literature, theatre and other art forms coupled with a range of activities in heritage and the environment.'

'Small Wonder Festival is the UK’s only festival dedicated to short stories and short form writing.' Normally held Late September.

'The Sussex Beekeepers’ Association caters for those who live in Brighton, East Grinstead and East Sussex who keep bees or who would like to start beekeeping. There are five local Divisions each of which have their own website ... The Divisions have meetings which help train people in beekeeping ... In spring and summer the meetings tend to be at apiaries, which gives members a chance to handle bees and beehives ... Beekeeping is essentially a practical craft so it is easier to learn by doing it.  You need the company of experienced friends, and the Divisions provide this.  You never stop learning about beekeeping.'

'The University of Brighton hosts a series of research-based lectures throughout the year, including inaugural lectures that showcase the work of our newest professors ... The events are free and can be booked online.'

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