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10 things to do in Sussex this weekend - May 11 to 13

By MatthewWard  |  Posted: May 10, 2012

Dark Shadows - Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's gothic extravaganza, in cinemas from Friday

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Our pick of 10 things to do across Sussex this weekend.

1 Dickensian Horsham exhibition at Horsham Museum and Art Gallery, until Saturday, May 19. 10am to 5pm, free entry.

2 Director Tim Burton is back with another gothic cinematic extravaganza, Dark Shadows, in cinemas from Friday. Starring regular collaborators Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, it’s the darkly comic tale of a vampire released from

imprisonment after many years who returns to his family home to find things in disarray. Eva Green, Michelle Pfieffer, Christopher Lee and Alice

Cooper co-star.

3 Concorde 2, Brighton, hosts the annual Great Escape Festival 2012, today, tomorrow and Saturday.

Now established as one of the leading events in Europe for showcasing new musical talent.

Although tickets have sold out some may be available from local outlets.

4 Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts fair at The Brighton Centre with attractions including stunning costumes from Downton Abbey and over 150 expert craft exhibitors - demonstrations, talks and workshops. Toady until Saturday.

5 Fawlty Towers - Basil, Sybil and Manuel return for the much loved dining experience, 2 hours of fat-wobbling, gut-busting laughter. Meal included. Arrival drinks at 8.00pm. Show starts at 8.30. Prices from £45.00.

Today to Sun 27 May at The Thistle Hotel, Brighton.

6 Roll up roll up - the world renowned Moscow State Circus comes to Fontwell Park Racecourse, near Arundel. Shows Thursday and Friday at 5pm & 7.45pm, Saturday at 3pm & 7.45pm, Sunday 2pm & 5pm.

7 The world premiere of A Marvellous Year for Plums - a brand new sophisticated political thriller by Hugh

Whitemore and directed by Philip Franks. Runs Friday until June 2 at Chichester Festival Theatre, tickets £10 to £36.

8 The UK's number one Pink Floyd tribute act Think FLoyd features songs from the early Syd Barrett days, Dark Side of the Moon, to the Division Bell, faithfully recreated. Celebrating 40 years since the release of the groundbreaking Live at Pompeii movie. Starting 8pm, tickets £18, The Capitol Theatre, Horsham, Friday.

9 Dance-Haven - Newhaven's very own festival, takes place from noon to 11pm on Saturday at Newhaven Football Ground. Tickets £10, under 14s free if accompanied by an adult, money raised will go to Help for Heroes.

10 The Whole Hog - a gruelling six-mile obstacle course featuring teams taking part in a cross-country race with a twist, might be too late to enter now (£100 minimum sponsorship required) but a great spectator event - watch contestants raising money for Marie Curie at Hindleap Warren on Sunday.

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