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Calendar
JULY 2013
BIG LOCAL EVENTS,
UK EVENTS & SEASONAL FUN
(at a glance)
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
1
2
3
4
5
6
999 Emergency Services Display
7
999 Emergency Services Display
8
9
10
11
12
13
Eastbourne Extreme
14
Eastbourne Extreme
15
St Swithin’s Day
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
School Year ends
25
Punch & Judy shows begin
(Tuesdays & Thursdays)
26
27
Lammas Festival
Take Guard at the Redoubt
Marine Weeks
28
Lammas Festival
Take Guard at the Redoubt
29
National Parks Week
(until 4 Aug)
30
31


6 & 7 July

999 Emergency Services Display

Western Lawns and Eastbourne seafront. 11am-5pm daily.
Huge FREE emergency services spectacular. Meet emergency response professionals and get up close to their vehicles and equipment.

Police, ambulance, fire & rescue, coastguard and lifeboat service will all be there and there will be an emergency vehicle cavalcade along the seafront on Saturday morning before the opening ceremony.

Displays and demonstrations all weekend.
You can download the order of events from here:
www.999display.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/timetable_2013.pdf

There will also be a Continental market to browse and shows at the Bandstand, so lots to see and do.





13, 14 July

Eastbourne Extreme

Princes Park & eastern seafront from 11am each day.

FREE extreme sports festival with a huge line up of land and

water-based sports.

New for 2013 - JetLev demos

(watersport using a jetpack to fly across the water)

on Sunday at noon, 2pm and 4pm.

Experience a freefall from a tower onto a huge airbag.
Try the Extreme Adventure mobile high rope assault course and zip wire. Plus M.A.D. Mountainbike stunt demos, Urban Shadows parkour,

watersport taster sessions, inline skating and local bands on the

Sound & Motion stage. FREE event.

You can watch some really cool videos to give you a taster of

what’s to come:

www.visiteastbourne.com/extreme/extremedownloads.aspx





15 July

St Swithin’s Day

People used to say that if it rains on St Swithin's Day it will rain for
40 days in a row (that's almost until the end of August).

This legend has lasted for a thousand years, ever since the bones of St Swithins were moved to Winchester Cathedral in 971. There was a huge storm on that day and the rain lasted for 40 days.

Keep your fingers crossed that the 15 July is a lovely day this year!





From 25 July

Punch & Judy

Wish Tower slopes, Eastbourne seafront.

Every Tuesday and Thursday 12.30pm and 2pm.

You know summer has definitely come when there’s Punch & Judy on the Wish Tower slopes - and it’s FREE.

All together now: “That’s the way to do it!”




27 & 28 July

Lammas Festival

Celtic festival of the first fruits and the ripening corn*

Western Lawns, Eastbourne.

Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 12-5.30pm.

Carnival Parade from the pier to the Western Lawns with giants and drummers from 12 noon. All welcome to join in - dressing up for the occasion is positively encouraged!

Live music, morris dancers, Lammas ritual, craft stalls,

kids’ entertainments, story telling, food stalls and real ale tent.

FREE event.

www.lammasfest.org

(*"Lammas" is a Saxon word meaning "loaf festival".

It celebrates the harvesting of the first corn for baking into bread.  

It was traditionally a time when communities gathered to celebrate their harvest with lots of feasting and drinking.
  It’s also one of the four ancient Celtic Fire Festivals.)




27 & 28 July

Take Guard at the Redoubt

Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, Eastbourne.

10am-4pm.

Napoleonic war re-enactments with marching, musketry,
gruesome Georgian surgery and live action skirmishes complete

with cannon fire. Workshops, demos and re-enactors encampment.

1812 Overture concert on Saturday evening at 6pm with

cannons and fireworks.

www.visiteastbourne.com/things-to-do/redoubt-fortress.aspx





27 July - 11 August

National Marine Weeks

Celebrate your good fortune of living by the sea with lots of fun

activities and some events on the Cuckmere at

Seven Sisters Country Park.

The Holiday Club at Seven Sisters on 30 July “Claws & Tentacles”

involves rockpool snorkelling and creating beach art. Plus the

Family Drop ins on 2 & 9 August have coastal trail and

beach art activities.

There are fun ideas for the whole summer at the Wildlife Trusts website. Go on a strandline scavenger hunt, make salt dough sea creatures and a shark puppet and play the hungry dolphin game.

www.wildlifetrusts.org/living-seas/get-involved/things-do




29 July - 4 August

National Parks Week

Again, if you live with something as beautiful as the South Downs

on your doorstep, surely you’d want to celebrate.

There are fun activities organised by the National Trust

every Wednesday (10am-12.30pm) during August up at Birling Gap.

These include a smuggler-themed day, rockpooling, kite flying and fossil hunting. Only £3 per child!

You can also try wild camping at Frog Firle Farm on 26 July and 2 August,

with rangers on hand to tell you about the stars at night and the

park’s nocturnal creatures.

Finally, there’s a list of 21 things that every child should do at least once

before they go to senior school at:

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/article-1356400855298/




Find the complete details of all these events and much more in your paper copy

of Kids’ Fun File

or in the digital copy - just click on the Kids Fun File image at the top of the page.

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