• Brighton Speed Trials

Madeira Drive, Brighton, Saturday, September 6, gates open 8am, paddock entry £12, visit www.brightonandhovemotorclub.co.uk

Having missed a year after the death of a 2012 competitor Brighton And Hove Motor Club has brought back the Speed Trials for 2014 offering high octane action from more than 200 cars and bikes taking a timed run down Madeira Drive.

  • Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival

The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, Friday, September 5, to Sunday, September 7, Fri/Sat 6.30pm to 11pm, Sat/Sun 10am to 6pm, £8/£6.25, www.the observatory.org/astronomy-festivals

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival is offering a programme of ten lectures, telescope viewings, planetarium shows and interactive science.

  • End Of The Summer Festival

The Dorset, Malling Street, Lewes, Friday, September 5, to Sunday, September 7, Fri 8.30pm, Sat/Sun 1pm, free, thedorsetlewes.co.uk

Ska, funk and jazz come together as The Dorset marks the nights drawing in. On the bill are Skatoons tonight, with Derriere topping the bill tomorrow and King Size Slim headlining Sunday.

  • Will Self Ropetackle Arts Centre

Little High Street, Shoreham, Tuesday, September 9, 7pm, £8, 01273 464440

Novelist, columnist and former Shooting Stars team captain Will Self talks about latest book Shark, retelling what happened when the ship which delivered the atomic bomb was sunk by a Japanese submarine.

  • An Evening With Barbara Hulanicki

Royal Pavilion, Brighton, Tuesday, September 9, 7pm to 9pm, £15/£20, 03000 290902

Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki talks with Mark Eastment of the V&A about the fashion brand which defined the 1960s and Brighton Museum’s curator of costume and textiles Martin Pel.