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10 things to do in Sussex this weekend - May 18 to 20

By MatthewWard  |  Posted: May 17, 2012

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Visitors to Nymans can see the Unravelling Nymans exhibition or boogie to the sound of Dixieland jazz this weekend

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

1 The Unravelling Nymans exhibition at Nymans (National Trust) - contemporary exhibition featuring artists who use craft skills to make new work in response to the hidden histories at Nymans. Installed in the house and gardens. Daily, 10am 5pm until July 3.

2 Mystery In Stone - Borde Hill Garden - Extraordinary contemporary hand carved Zimbabwean stone sculptures. Exhibitions & workshops throughout the summer at this truly spectacular garden with outstanding views across the Sussex Weald, which hosts some of the rarest and oldest trees and plants in Britain. Magical ’garden rooms’, include the Azalea Ring, Rose and Italian Gardens. Woodland and lakeside walks. Adventure Playground for families to explore and picnic. Today until June 27.

3 Cockpit Views exhibition at Horsham Museum and Art Gallery explore the aerial realms above with photographs taken at 37,000 feet from the aeroplane cockpit. Today and Saturday, 10.00am to 5.00pm, free entry.

4 ‘Hot Jazz’ Garden Party at Nymans (National Trust) Enjoy the sounds of Dixieland jazz in an exclusive after-hours evening of canapés and sparkling wine at the end of a week of Gothic themed events.Friday, 6pm – 9pm.

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

6 Chichester Festival Theatre hosts the world premiere of Canvas by Muchael Wynne. Directed by Angus Jackson, this is a new comedy about three couples and their attempt to get away from it all on a glamorous camping holiday - who soon find their rural idyll isn't so perfect after all.

18 May – 16 June, tickets £23.50 & £29.50.

7 Faulty 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 Various dates from today until May 27 at The Thistle Hotel, Brighton.

8 Prepare to be offended! After Borat and Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest

href="http://www.thisissussex.co.uk/nightlife/cinemas" target="_blank">cinematic outing is The Dictator, a black comedy about a Middle Eastern despot visiting New York to address the United Nations about his nuclear weapons. It’s packed with laughs but not for the faint-hearted. Out now, read our review on our sister site Total Essex

target="_blank">here.

9 The Floral Fringe Fair comes to Bignor Park, near Pulborough, on Saturday and Sunday. Plant, contemporary craft and local food in a beautiful rural setting, plus 11 acres of gardens to explore. Entry £6, Saturday and Sunday.

10 The Brownbread Horse Rescue Centre is holding an open day featuring stalls, classic cars, pony rides,

children's activities, performers, arena displays, dog show and barbecue all for an £8 donation, on Sunday.Come and see the marvellous work done by the volunteers as well as lots of rescued ponies, horses and donkeys.

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