Posted July 4, 2024

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Your East Sussex – July is hotting up!

Find your local Pride event

Pride 2024

Celebrate love, diversity and inclusion this summer!

From Brighton to Seahaven, there are Pride events all over the county to get involved in. Whether you’re a part of the LGBTQ+ community, or you want to show your support as an ally, discover a local Pride 2024 event near you.

Find your local Pride

Are you making the most of your local library?

Eastbourne Library East Sussex

When you think of libraries, you might think of a calm and relaxing environment packed with fascinating, educational, and inspiring books – and you’d be right – but there’s so much more going on behind those doors.

From free WiFi to bookable study spaces and learning new skills, there’s plenty waiting to be discovered and enjoyed, so make it your summer resolution to visit.

(Re)discover your local library

Get in our good books this July

Get in our good books JulyThis month Henry the librarian has us covered with a range of book recommendations that include dark fiction, fairytales (through a scientific lens) and a courageous memoir by a Paralympian.

The Summer Reading Challenge also begins on 6 July, which challenges children ages 4-11 to read 6 books over the school holidays. Prizes and bragging rights to be won!

Check out our book recommendations

Stories from refugees in East Sussex

Cuckmere valley East Sussex

To celebrate the contribution of refugees and people seeking sanctuary in the county we want to share stories from two refugees now living in East Sussex. Challenging negative stereotypes and creating a space where refugees can be seen and heard beyond their experience of displacement.

Hear from Eva and Maryna…

Read stories from refugees in our county

Don’t let measles ruin your summer

Measles outbreak

Measles is back and rates are rising fast, don’t let it ruin your summer. 

If you become infected with measles, it can be a lot more dangerous than people realise and is not ‘just a cold’.

Know the symptoms and get vaccinated before you go on holiday or attend large events and gatherings this summer. It only takes 15 minutes of contact with an infected person to catch measles.  

Read more about measles

Festival fun

Love Supreme East Sussex

Of course, summer wouldn’t be summer without a festival and lucky for us, East Sussex has an abundance to enjoy.

Our favourites include Battle’s annual arts and music festival, Love Supreme and Rye’s food and drink. What’s your favourite and which are you attending this year?

Find your next festival
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