With another Bank Holiday looming and the weather finally on the turn there are no shortage of shows, festivals and exhibitions to choose from to make your holiday time memorable.
A favourite perennial is the Heathfield Agricultural Show on Saturday 28th May. The town gets quite excited as they see the big tents go up and the show ground take shape . The great topic of debate is always, 'what will the weather be like this year?' Whatever the weather it is always well supported and the cattle, sheep, and horse competitions are much enjoyed and the trade and food tents are always good fun to walk around.
Sussex is now a great centre for the arts and this year's Brighton Festival seems bigger and better than ever. Running from 7th -29th May there are events and exhibitions to suit all tastes. Michael Morpurgo the former Children's Laureate will be talking about his work such a War Horse and the Butterfly Lion and his latest book An Eagle In The Snow. He is a great speaker and the evening at the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange is sure to be a real event to remember.
Other events include a musical treat from the Takacs Quartet. They are performing a piece by Schubert at Glynbourne as part of the festival.
There are some free events that you will see around the city, such as an LED light exhibition of art work inspired by children and older people's sketches. This event is called Luminary and promises to be very eye catching after dark. All details can be found on brightonfestival.org visit the website and choose something that suits you or your family.
Charleston House seem to have found a winning formula with their annual festival, this year running from 20th -30th May. Using the historic setting of Charleston House to host a collection of talks by today's artists and authors, including talks from Melvyn Bragg, Joan Bakewell and author and ceramicist Edmund de Waal. There will be a touch of royalty with HRH Princess Michael of Kent promoting the third book of her Anjou trilogy, Quicksilver. Charleston house will be looking its best and the garden at spring time is always beautiful.
We are so lucky to have so much choice in our area and we certainly have a great choice of summer outfits at Darcey to suit every event. Whatever you decide to do be sure to either visit our website or pop in to your nearest boutique and be spoilt for choice at Darcey, we would love to see you.
For all Masai fans remember our event this Thursday 12th, where we are offering 15% off all Masai, there will be new styles to see and a glass of fizz for everyone. Make it a date and we will see you then.