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Sussex castle, Cocking, comedy and carrots!

Welcome to this week’s newsletter which I hope will bring a little ray of sunshine into your corner of Sussex.

A couple of weeks ago, I was in the grounds of Cowdray Park admiring the sculpture of a horse’s head by Nic Fiddian Green when I fell into conversation with a fellow admirer. With a mysterious smile, she recommended that I went to the churchyard in Cocking and always one for a mystery, I took her advice and went. I’ve been lucky enough to visit some amazing gardens this summer, but the garden you’ll find in Cocking has to be the most extraordinary so far! Take a look at our Sculptures in the Garden feature and you’ll see what I mean.

As the rain seems determined to stay with us all summer, this week, it felt like a good idea to do something wholesome. So I headed over to Lewes to explore the castle. There’s so much to do in Lewes and the castle, with its magnificent views, is always worth a visit.  I also caught up with Jane from the Quirky Mixologist who shared her carrot chutney recipe. Making chutney just feels like a positive way to fill a rainy day.

In other news, the Funny That comedy nights are back with an event in Hurstpierpoint this month. Another great way to fill a rain-soaked evening. And if you’re still looking for something to do, 200 Jaguars are meeting in the grounds of Arundel Castle this weekend so hop over there and take a look (details on the website).

That’s it for now, have a great weekend.


Sussex Exclusive 

Philip Jackson Sussex

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