Dressed in period costume, join us and dance to the famous Alex Mendham 11-piece orchestra and the Hot Rhythm Orchestra. Enjoy the vintage Harris funfair, watch WW1 re-enactors, drink Pimms and take tea on the lawns. Mingle with actors dressed as Lloyd George, Winston Churchill, Bonar Law, and Arthur Balfour. Re-enact history.
Celebrate the Centenary of the Victory and Peace, that ended the First World War, at Danny House in Hurstpierpoint.
Additional Information on the website listed above.
Join us beneath the stars as we take a walk to remember this September.
Enjoy a sponsored stroll through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and lay a lantern alongside hundreds of others to remember and celebrate the people you love.
As your glistening lantern brings light to dark hours, you’ll help our hospice nurses do the same.
Kids’ activities, photobooth & fantastic prizes to be won!
More details to be found on the website listed above.
Legends from the worlds of music, theatre, art and comedy will enter into the midst from 15th – 30th September for the 2018 Hurst Festival! The brochure is out on July 23rd with full details of how to book or visit the website at www.hurstfestival.org .
Much of the talent is local, including front man for the Levellers, Mark Chadwick, performing his acoustic show. Tim Pope, film and music video director, shares stories of working with Bowie, Neil Young, Fatboy Slim and George Michael. And our Jimmy Hill tribute supper features none other than Bobby Gould.
It is 100 years since Lloyd George signed the armistice to end World War 1 in Hurstpierpoint and so the underlying theme is ‘Peace’.
Anna Hope joins us to share her novels which bookend the Great War, Stewart Hall will be telling the stories of some of the local men who fell in WW1.
Musically we have something for everyone: there’s Jazz and Blues, Cajun and Classical, Baroque, Baritone and Big Band.
There’s both a graffiti and musical theatre workshop for older kids and Short Stories, Tall Tales for the little ones.
The online box office opens on July 23rd, so get ready to press the ‘buy tickets now’ button at www.hurstfestival.org before it’s all sold out! #HurstFestFOMO
If you want to get early-bird tickets, become a Friend of the Festival and you can buy from 9th July. Our next Volunteers evening is on 18th July at the New Inn 7pm – do come along, there are so many different ways that you can help – or sign up online.
You can also buy tickets from the Players Theatre from 26th July – 29th September between 9.30 – 1pm Thursday to Saturday or you can telephone 01273 833696.
The 17 piece ConChord Big Band and vocalists performs as the wartime US Army Air Force Band playing the unforgettable music and songs of the Big Band Era.
The concert (and raffle on the night) will be raising funds for Sullivan’s Heroes, a local charity funding home adaptations for disabled children. (Reg. Charity No. 1163021)