- Bank Holiday Meandering in the Lanes - The Heart of Brighton
Time to delve deep into the city's original heart . The Lanes are the oldest parts of Brighton , and have so far survived Churchill Square type " regeneration" . With tales of haunted pubs , a succession of unusual shops , refugee nuns and royal escapes , there's lots to learn about the Lanes .
- Dark Days - Strange Sussex Indoor Tour
Sussex is full of strangeness - Egyptian pyramids in country churchyards , Indian palaces by the sea , secret islands near Chichester , as well as plenty of strange people - abandoned Indian princesses , eccentric artists and unusual religions . Join me on a virtual tour around the ancient county of Sussex , where you will discover a little bit of strangeness in every town . Featuring Brighton ( obviously ) Chichester East Grinstead Worthing Horsham Eastbourne Hastings and many more ... Tickets for this show are £6.50 and can be bought through the ticket link when you RSVP
- A tour of Rye - Smugglers , Ships and Jazz
A tour into historic Rye , one of the most unspoilt coastal towns in the country . Rye is small , perfectly preserved and bursting with history , from its place as one the " ancient towns " in Norman times , supporting the " cinque ports" , formed to protect the coast and trade with other countries . Rye became notorious for smuggling and the infamous Hawkhurst gang were known to operate here . Small enough to have largely escaped modern development yet with a wealth of history , this should be a great day out for all ( suitable for children aged 10 plus ) The Rye Jazz Festival is also on this weekend which adds an extra layerof interest :-) All my tours are only £5 per person and children go free - Look forward to seeing you there Nick Rye is only 90 minutes away from Brighton on the train and a discounted ticket will only cost around £ 10 return .
- The Smugglers Show - Terror , Trials and Tea On The South Coast
Up until the 1830's smuggling was big business on the South coast - every town has its smuggling tales and rumours of hidden tunnels . Join me at The Southern Belle in Hove , where using pictures , eye witness accounts and music , we will explore the rich smuggling heritage of Sussex and find out how people from every walk of life joined in the craze for contraband including - The Hawkhurst Gang and the reign of terror Rottingdean and the criminal vicar The "chop backs " of Hastings See you there ( me hearties )
- Brighton Beach - An Unusual History
It's most famous stretch of beach in the country - every summer thousands of tourists flock to the seaside here to enjoy the pier , zip wire , electric train and badly cooked bbq's . But that's just its recent history - the further back you go the more interesting it becomes . Join me in the Southern Belle Theatre in Hove with a drink at your elbow as we take an entertaining virtual tour through the long history of the beach , from bathing machines to nudist beaches , strolls on the promenade to mods and rockers fighting on the front . Tickets for this show are limited to 40 and are £6.50 each . £2.00 from every ticket sale will go to the "Save Madeira Terrace" campaign . You can book tickets through the link on this page and once you have booked there is no need for a physical ticket as your name will be on my list .
- Brighton In The Movies
Brighton has always been photogenic - it was where the great film pioneers made their home and since then it has featured in all manner of films , from "Carry On At Your Convenience " to "Mirrormask" and "Downs Terrace" . Join me in the wonderful location of St Andrews Church in Hove for a virtual tour around the film locations of the city . Using movie clips , pictures and anecdotes , we will track down some of the great and not so great ( Cuffs" anyone ? ) movies that have been shot with Brighton as a backdrop , including Oh What A Lovely War Mona Lisa Quadraphenia Brighton Rock ( twice ) Wimbledon and many more - tickets are £6.50 and can be bought by RSVP'ing here - once you have paid there's no need for a physical ticket - your name will be on the list . Suitable for children over 14 .
- Cissbury Ring - Iron and Magic
Cissbury Ring , just outside Worthing , is the largest Iron Age hill fort in Sussex , over 60 acres . 900 years ago it was used as a flint mine . It is associated with old Sussex legend as well - stories of dragons , fairies and devils . Join me for a summer walk around this ancient site and discover its secrets . All my tours are only £5 per person and children go free - Look forward to seeing you there Hello , some detailed info for those driving or coming by bus - the best place to meet will be Storrington Rise Car park , which you can see on this map http://my.viewranger.... (http://my.viewranger.com/route/details/OTQ2MjM)= Those of you coming by public transport , you need to get to Worthing and then take the No 23 bus https://assets.goahead... (https://assets.goaheadbus.com/media/cms_page_media/2016/7/26/23-timetable-030916.pdf) You will need to get off at the May Tree Avenue stop on Findon Road and walk up top the car park Any problems you can ring me ( my number is next to my name ) Nick
- Halloween Show - The Life and Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
Take a dark trip through the fevered imagination of the master of Gothic Horror and his fascinating life . Telling the true story of Edgar Allan Poe using pictures , music and sound , find out how he achieved fame and fortune and then lost it again . The show includes some of his finest tales ,The Tell Tale Heart and The Raven and readings from his many stories and poems. Tickets are £6.50 and are available by RSVP'ing here - once you have booked no physical ticket is needed - your name will be on my list
- A Christmas Evening with Dickens
Charles Dickens was the literary superstar of Victorian England , the man who created a host of unforgettable and oddly named characters and changed Christmas forever thanks to Ebeneezer . But despite his fame he often found himself in need of money and one way of getting it was touring the world performing some of his " greatest hits " . Join me in the Southern Belle Theatre in Hove for a journey through the great mans life , his early hardships , his walking adventures and his stories . With performances from " The Old Curiosity Shop " , " A Christmas Carol " , " The Chimes " and more , you simply can't get more festive than this .