Public Events


We run a program of talks and other events open to the public which complement our objective of preserving and protecting the South Downs National Park. Our aim is to update our members and supporters of our campaigns and activities.

Our Next Event


Butterflies of the South Downs: A Talk with Michael Blencowe

Tuesday 19 March 2024 starting at 7:00pm at Shoreham Centre

The Friends of the South Downs are delighted to host Michael Blencowe in Shoreham-by-Sea for an evening talk.

The South Downs is the best place in England for butterflies (and Michael Blencowe will argue with anyone who disagrees!). Join Michael (co-author of The Butterflies of Sussex) on a guided tour of our woods, heaths, gardens and downs as we go in search of the browns and the blues, the skippers, admirals and emperors (with a few tall tales along the way). This event is free and donations are gratefully accepted at checkout.


Some Past Events