La Llorona, the Weeping Woman

La Llorona, the Weeping Woman

Come experience 'La Llorona, The Weeping Woman', a modern ghost story set in and around the grounds of Preston Manor and associate church. This magical, realist, site-specific performance will incorporate live actors, video, live music, ritual and theatre and promises a unique retelling of the Mexican myth... 

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Sink your teeth into this immersive performance of Dracula from Brief Hiatus, which takes audiences on a tour of Preston Manor through dimly lit corridors and opulent dining halls, bringing to life the legends of Dracula, Van Helsing and the gothic horror of Bram Stoker’s famous tale... 

Preston Village Community Heritage Open Day

Preston Village Community Heritage Open Day

Preston Manor opens its doors and gardens for a pick-and-mix day showcasing the wider attractions of one of Brighton’s uniquely historic and picturesque city villages. Archaeologists reveal the results of the recent geophysical survey made of Preston Park, plus mini-tours and family activities. 

Folklore, Magic and Mysteries: Modern Witchcraft and Folk Culture in Britain

Folklore, Magic and Mysteries: Modern Witchcraft and Folk Culture in Britain

An unique display of original artefacts, manuscripts and documents from the Doreen Valiente Collection. Doreen Valiente, 'the Mother of Modern Witchcraft', made posthumous history by being the first witch to be honoured with a blue plaque on her home in Brighton in 2013. 

No Weddings but a Funeral!

No Weddings but a Funeral!

It is 1940 and you are cordially invited to the funeral of Sir Thomas Drew, Lord of Preston Manor. Come pay your last respects, (in costume if you wish) and find out more about the mystery surrounding his death...