2014 Festival Sept 13th - 27th
10th Anniversary 

A very warm welcome to the Hurst Festival 2014.

Book your tickets now!

The festival is celebrating its 10th year in our village calendar and we have made sure that it is going to be the best yet!

Wow, what treats you have in store – and all on your very own doorstep.

The opening of our festival, on 13th September, will be signalled by a peal of bells from Holy Trinity Church, on the dot of 10am. Then the Village Open Day will commence with a Treasured Transport Parade, followed by a huge array of events and activities taking place around the village – throughout the High Street, on the Village Green and in the Recreation Ground, South Avenue including a chance to view the treasured transport up close.

The Hurst Festival spreads over two weeks and will bring 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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Hurstpierpoint Transport Parade Sept 13th 2014
What's On Saturday 13th Sep
  • Pop-up Talk by Jonathan Pearce - date and venue to be announced - 13th-27th Sep

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    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    Jonathan Pearce is an iconic football pundit, and has had the dream job as a commentator for BBC’s Match of the Day for more than a decade. He commentates on and analyses matches for Radio 5 Live, as well as presenting the station’s fast-paced programme ‘Fighting Talk’ on a Saturday morning.

    Event Fee: £5.00

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  • 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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  • Village Open Day - 13th Sep

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    This very special day is designed to bring us all together to celebrate the very best of Hurstpierpoint and all our talented residents. A peal of bells from Holy Trinity Church will announce the beginning of this unique day on the dot of 10am. It will also be your chance to explore inside the belfry. There really is something for everyone – whether you are a child, retired or an inbetweenie - there will definitely be something to put a smile on your face!

    Event Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

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    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

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    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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  • iPad Painting - 13th Sep

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    An introduction to creating art on the iPad using free art apps - with inspiration from the works of David Hockney. This course assumes no prior knowledge either of drawing or digital art, but those with some experience are welcome. Please note this is not an iPad beginners workshop.

    Event Fee: £25.00
    Event Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Hurstpierpoint Open Studios - 13th-14th Sep

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    Are you looking for a stunning piece of original artwork for your home or a unique gift for somebody really special? Or, do you just like browsing for inspiration until something really fabulous catches your eye? Whatever your motivation, we would love to invite you to join our Art Trail of local work at affordable prices.

    Event Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Treasured Transport Parade - 13th Sep

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    Hurst Festival 2014 will open with a parade of unusual, quirky, amazing and simply gorgeous cars, buses, tractors, bikes, lorries and anything else on wheels. The parade will then form a static display for all to see on South Avenue Rec. Hurstpierpoint.

    Event Time: 10:00 am

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  • Taste Explorers - 13th Sep

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    This is a chance for your little ones (ages 4-11) to come and take part in some tasting and creating of healthy veg and fruit based nibbles.

    Event Fee: £8.00
    Event Time: 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Skanival Night with Club Ska supported by the Bar Stool Preachers - 13th Sep

    Skanival Night with Club Ska supported by the Bar Stool Preachers Event Image

    Standing concert. Get ready to swing your hips, your arms … and your entire body! Oh, and don’t forget giving your vocal cords a workout too! Club Ska will get you doing all this – and more – during its evening of high-octane live music at the Village Centre.

    Event Fee: £12.50
    Event Time: 8:00 pm

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