2014 Festival Sept 13th - 27th
10th Anniversary 

A very warm welcome to the Hurst Festival 2014.

Book your tickets now!

The 2015 Festival is now in full swing but it's not too late to buy tickets. Events which have available tickets will also be selling them on the door for any of those last minute decisions - this will be shown on the event details page. 

The Hurst Festival spreads over two weeks and brings together both the amazing local talent within our village and a healthy scattering of leading international performers that have a connection with the beautiful setting that is Hurstpierpoint.

The aim of the festival is predominantly to entertain you, but also to open your mind to so many different aspects of life that you can enjoy. We are showcasing the work of musicians, singers, writers, thinkers, actors, brewers, farmers, artists and so very much more.

Hurst Festival is much more than a two week event though. All year round the committee, a team of helpers, friends, artists, sponsors and, of course, you contribute to build a great series of events.

If you would like to support the Hurst Festival, there are several ways to do so:

  • We always need helpers for events during the festival (setting up, running the bar, checking tickets etc..) - please send an email to info@hurstfestival.org if you are interested.  
  • Please consider supporting us by becoming a Festival Friend. For an annual donation of £20 (or more if you wish) you will have priority booking, an advantage for smaller capacity events, plus invitations to special events throughout the year and your name will go into a draw to win a case of wine from Southdowns Cellars if you join before the end of this years festival. To join, click on Friends.

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What's On Friday 19th Sep
  • Fascinating exhibitions on our village history - 13th-27th Sep

    Fascinating exhibitions on our village history Event Image

    Times exclude Sundays.
    Hurstpierpoint Museum and Heritage Group present:
    Two exhibitions will take place side by side just inside the Village Centre.
    Carnival - a celebration of Hurst’s carnival celebrations
    World War I - remembering those who didn’t return
    Both exhibitions will show photographs and historical memorabilia.

    Event Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • John Vernon Lord Exhibition - 13th-27th Sep

    John Vernon Lord Exhibition Event Image

    John Vernon Lord is one of the biggest names in modern book illustration. He has had a profound influence on generations of artists by sharing his talents and techniques.

    Event Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Art at the Dene - 13th-27th Sep

    Art at the Dene Event Image

    The Dene Hospital is delighted to be exhibiting a collection of artwork created by the residents at The Dene.

    Event Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Children Sing for the residents at Ribbetts House - 19th Sep

    Children Sing for the residents at Ribbetts House Event Image

    Children from Hurstpierpoint College Prep School are visiting Ribbetts House again this year to sing for the residents. They will perform a variety of short pieces to entertain their appreciative audience at this annual and heart-warming event.

    Event Time: 11:00 am

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  • Brighton Film Quartet - 19th Sep

    Brighton Film Quartet Event Image

    Not many quartets can boast Ave Maria, Adele, Charleston, West Side Story and the Jungle Book on the same playlist. But then this quartet is not like any other. Piano, clarinet, violin and cello have all joined forces for a stunning range of vintage, film themes, pop and classical tunes.

    Event Fee: £12.50
    Event Time: 7:30 pm

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  • Shakers Re-stirred 19th Sept - 19th Sep

    Shakers Re-stirred 19th Sept Event Image

    by John Godber and Jane Thornton
    Shakers – where else would the young men and women of the town spend their Saturday night? From the check-out girls to the chinless wonders, from the yuppies to the local lads tittering at inappropriately named drinks. And what about the four long-suffering waitresses who have to serve them?
    Hurst Players brings you a wickedly funny insight into the trendy cocktail bar where wild nights out merge with grim reality - all brought to you by just four performers.

    Event Fee: £10.00
    Event Time: 8:00 pm

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  • Comedy Night (1) - 19th Sep

    Comedy  Night (1) Event Image

    Not suitable for under 18s

    Stephen Grant will present a great line-up of comedy talent that will have you smiling long after the evening has ended.

    Joe Lycett, Aidan Goatley, Glenn Moore, Nathan Caton and Debra-Jane Appelby bring you their individual brands of entertainment.

    Event Fee: £10.00
    Event Time: 8:00 pm

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