Hurst Festival Events

  • Reflections – Art Exhibition - 17th Sep-1st Oct

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    ‘Reflections‘ is a rather special and unique exhibition in Hurstpierpoint Holy Trinity Church - a fusion of painted antique glass, memorial war poetry, photography and artwork perfect for 2016, the Centenary Year of the Battle of the Somme. Thanks to photographic techniques, the light and beauty of Elizabeth Lamont’s glass artwork will be fused with the words of award-winning writer Vanessa Gebbie from her new collection ‘Memorandum, poetry for the fallen’.


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  • Surely you didn’t wear that? - 17th Sep-1st Oct

    We all have mistakes hidden at the back of our wardrobes, most of them in the name of fashion. And aren’t there pages in photograph albums we turn over very quickly? Come and look back in puzzlement/amazement at the extreme styles of the past in our exhibition in the foyer of the Village Centre, Trinity Road from early September until the end of October.

    Event Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


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  • Quilt in a day - 17th Sep

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    Always fancied making a quilt? If you have some basic sewing skills and your own sewing machine, then here is your chance!

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


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  • Life Drawing and Painting with Peter Harrap - 17th Sep

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    This summer, the Royal Academy of Arts will be hosting an exhibition of David Hockney's new full-length portraits of his friends and this will be the subject matter for this day of drawing and painting. Students will start the day by looking at the basic anatomy of a life model, both clothed and unclothed, and by the end of the day, they will have created a three-quarter sized painting.

    Event Fee: £15.00
    Event Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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  • Taste Explorers - 17th Sep

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    A workshop aimed at encouraging kids to be more experimental with new foods, textures of food and food combinations. Age 6-12, Max 12 kids accompanied by parent(s)

    Event Fee: £6.00
    Event Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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  • Hurstpierpoint Open Studios - 17th-18th Sep

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    "Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others" - Jonathan Swift. Venture forth to find the hidden gems nestled in the heart our historic village; with paintings, sculptures, jewellery and much more, artistic vision abounds as the community shows off its local talent. There is something for everyone, from original, unique designs to commissioned pieces made just for you. Open for two weekends all are welcome to come and explore. Refreshments will be offered in Sylvia Thornhill's garden, Pitt Lane during the first weekend only. Proceeds are in aid of 'West Sussex Association for Disabled People. Please note that some studios are only open one weekend. Discover more online at hurstpierpointopenstudios.co.uk or facebook

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


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  • Treasured Transport - 17th Sep

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    Now in it's third year, & getting more popular every year. The vehicles will leave Washbrooks at 12:00 & process up to the High Street, & along to the South Avenue Recreation Ground, where they will stay until 15:00. If you have some 'Treasured Transport' & you would like to take part, please email info@hurstfestival.org or fill in a registration form (coming soon).

    Event Time: 12:00 pm


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  • 1980s theme night - 17th Sep

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    Come and party with us like its 1989 at our very special 1980s theme night disco

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


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  • Come and Try It Bike Ride - 18th Sep

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    Sussex Nomads Cycling Club invites you come try riding in a group — without fear of being left behind! Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Entry is free but please register in advance

    Event Time: 9:30 am


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  • Textile workshop - Design and Stitch an Appliqué Cushion Cover - 18th Sep

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    Design and Stitch an Appliqué Cushion Cover. Design and stitch a beautiful appliquéd cushion cover using free machine embroidery. Learn how to applique images, words, and write with your sewing machine. Maximum of 12 places available, & aimed at those of able beginner/intermediate ability.

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


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  • Mid-Sussex Ramblers Walk 1 - 18th Sep

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    These walks give an opportunity to sample those organised throughout the year by the Mid-Sussex Ramblers and to see some of the delightful countryside around Hurstpierpoint. Please make sure that you are fit enough for your chosen walk and wear suitable footwear and clothing. Walk 1 - Sun 18th Sept 2016 at 10.30 Circular 4-mile walk to the southeast of Hurstpierpoint lasting about 2 hours. This walk goes via Tott Farm, Coldharbour Farm, Hautboys and Danny offering good views of Wolstonbury Hill and Danny.

    Event Time: 10:30 am


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  • Bedlam Brewery Tour - 18th Sep

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    Visit one the newest microbreweries in the area.

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


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  • DJ Em-z - 18th Sep

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    “I can’t think of anything better than preparing for that perfect moment to blend the next track”. During her teens, Emma began to appreciate all that dance music had to offer. Her love of music has allowed her to explore many different genres but Emma specialises in house and funk and regularly DJs at events in the village.

    Event Time: 1:00 pm


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  • Reflections Kids Poetry Workshop - 18th Sep

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    Join amazing Brighton based Poet Sally Jenkinson on a supportive and fun poetry writing session, where young participants will be led through writing games and exercises to create their own original poems.

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


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  • Bedlam Brewery Tour - 18th Sep

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    Visit one the newest microbreweries in the area

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


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  • Hurst Historic Walk - 18th Sep

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    Lynn Pink, Secretary of the Hurst Historical Society will take you on the ever-popular walking tour of the historic locations of Hurstpierpoint.

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 2:00 pm


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  • Tea Dance & Jive Demonstration - 18th Sep

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    Adrenalin Jive invites you to put on your dancing shoes and step back on the dance floor for our Modern Jive Tea-Dance with music for every generation of dancer. Not danced before? Then don’t worry, enjoy a simple ice-breaker dance class to get you started, and a demonstration during the afternoon for your entertainment, with light refreshments available.

    Event Fee: £8.00
    Event Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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  • Bedlam Brewery Tour - 18th Sep

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    Visit one the newest microbreweries in the area

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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  • Ensemble Hesperi – Harpsichord and Recorder - 18th Sep

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    Ensemble Hesperi is a young and innovative Early Music ensemble, formed at the Royal College of Music, London, in 2012. Its core members, Thomas Allery and Mary-Jannet Leith, are dedicated to showcasing the infinite colours and possibilities of their instruments, harpsichord and recorder.

    Event Fee: £15.00
    Event Time: 7:30 pm


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  • Meet the Porkers - 19th Sep

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    Join Caroline Telfer on a walk to a community pig-keeping project on the edge of Hurstpierpoint.

    Event Fee: £3.00
    Event Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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  • Between The Notes - 19th Sep

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    Between The Notes have been designing and implementing cutting edge musical projects around the world since 1997. Led by acclaimed cellist Matthew Barley, their genre defying collaborations have led to music making with a huge range of musicians in a wide variety of contexts from Chittagong in Bangladesh, to a basketball stadium in Cyprus, pubs in Cheltenham, Pentonville Prison and the Sydney Opera House.

    Event Fee: £10.00
    Event Time: 7:30 pm


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  • Hurstpierpoint Singers Open Rehearsal - 19th Sep

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    Come and join the Hurstpierpoint Singers for an open practice in the beautiful surroundings of Holy Trinity Church. The first hour will include items for everyone to join in with as the Singers prepare for their Christmas Concert at the Village Centre on 11h December. There will be a break for refreshments and festival goers are welcome to stay for the rest of the practice and watch the choir working in more detail on the music

    Event Time: 7:30 pm


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  • Pre-theatre dinner - 20th-22nd Sep

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    If you’re going to the Players Theatre for the production of An Inspector Calls on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, why not make a night of it with a delicious pre-theatre dinner at The Fig Tree? £18.50 per person for two courses. A choice of Roast Chichester Belly of Pork, Salmon Fishcake or Spiced Aubergine Risotto is complemented by a starter of Chilli Crab or Caramelised Onion and Brie Tart. Book direct with the Fig Tree on 01273 832183.

    Event Time: 6:30 pm


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  • The Village Reads…Jane Lythell - 20th Sep

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    This year Brighton author Jane Lythell’s ‘After The Storm’ is our chosen title for The Village Reads. This is Jane’s 2nd novel, with a 3rd out this year, her writing following on from a varied career including 15 years as a TV producer.

    Event Fee: £6.00
    Event Time: 7:30 pm


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  • Ben Socrates and Henry Melbourne, Piano and Clarinet Duo - 20th Sep

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    Ben Socrates and Henry Melbourne are a wonderfully talented piano and clarinet duo who will be playing a selection of sonatas and other pieces from composers including Francis Poulenc, Malcolm Arnold, Frederic Chopin and Arturo Marquez.

    Event Fee: £15.00
    Event Time: 7:30 pm


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  • An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestly - 20th Sep

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    This 20th Century classic though set in Edwardian England, and first produced in 1945, is as relevant today as at any time in the past

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


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  • The Melting Pot Café, run by the local churches - 21st Sep

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    Everyone is welcome whatever their age, and there are toys and activities for the younger visitors too! The cafe has a range of professionals who visit regularly to offer their services, including Citizens Advice, Health & Wellbeing, HOPE - with activities for families, and the Children and Family Centre, to name just a few.

    Event Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am


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  • Hurst Historic Walk - 21st Sep

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    Lynn Pink, Secretary of the Hurst Historical Society will take you on the ever-popular walking tour of the historic locations of Hurstpierpoint.

    Event Time: 2:00 pm


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  • The Battle of the Somme Film Screening - 21st Sep

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    This year, Imperial War Museums (IWM) and West Sussex Libraries are working together to show the UNESCO listed film The Battle of the Somme to audiences across the world. Shot and screened in 1916, it was the first feature length documentary about war and changed the way both cinema and film was perceived by the public. Spaces are limited so please book a free ticket at the library or phone 01273 832609. Refreshments will be served in the interval.

    Event Time: 7:30 pm


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  • Mike Hatchard Jazz Pianist and Raconteur - 21st Sep

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    Mike Hatchard has had an extraordinarily diverse career as a musician. He began as the pianist for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Subsequently he toured America as Cleo Laine’s accompanist as a member of the John Dankworth Quintet and became Matt Monro’s youngest ever Musical Director. However, a penchant for cartooning and comedy made his career take some unexpected turns. He invented a character ‘Marvin Hanglider’, and for many years performed at the Edinburgh Festival.

    Event Fee: £15.00
    Event Time: 7:30 pm


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  • An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestly - 21st Sep

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    This 20th Century classic though set in Edwardian England, and first produced in 1945, is as relevant today as at any time in the past.

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


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  • HOPE: The Story of the Children's Hospice Movement. A Mothers Union Talk - 21st Sep

    Reverend Jane Willis will speak from her experience working at Helen and Douglas House in Oxford, the first children's hospice in the world and Little Bridge House in Devon. For more information contact Alison Dewdney, MU Leader on 01273 843466 .

    Event Time: 8:00 pm


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  • A Tour of Hurst College - 22nd Sep

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    If you have ever wondered what lies inside the historic flint-walled buildings that border Chalkers Lane and College Lane, now is your chance to step inside to find out!

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 6:00 pm


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  • Loud Literature - 22nd Sep

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    Loud Literature aims to inspire young writers! We need your children to create a 500-word piece, in any style, or a poem. The work could be fiction or non-fiction; it may be futuristic, imaginative, scary or humorous. It could also be a piece they have already written for another event or for school. Competition free to enter, & £3/ticket for entry to the reading event..

    Event Fee: £3.00
    Event Time: 6:30 pm


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  • Music Scholars’ Concert - 22nd Sep

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    Come and hear the Hurst College Music Scholars perform repertoire from across the centuries in a wide variety of musical styles in the Music School.

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 7:00 pm


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  • An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestly - 22nd Sep

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    This 20th Century classic though set in Edwardian England, and first produced in 1945, is as relevant today as at any time in the past.

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


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  • Comedy Night - 22nd Sep

    Not suitable for under 18s Local comedian Stephen Grant will perform his usual role as compere for an evening of top quality stand-up comedy.

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


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  • The Housekeeper’s Tale - 22nd Sep

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    Forget the secure, dignified world of Mrs Hughes in Downton Abbey. Real housekeepers worked surprisingly hard, often in humiliating circumstances, for very little financial reward. This was not, as it turns out, such a cushy job.

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 8:00 pm


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  • Children sing for the residents of Ribbetts House - 23rd Sep

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

    Event Time: 11:00 am


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  • Evening Wildlife Watch - 23rd Sep

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    Join us at the Wild Wood Fun HQ at the bottom of Wolstonbury Hill to learn about local wildlife with a focus on native mammals such as badgers. Sorry, no children.

    Event Fee: £10.00
    Event Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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  • Hurstpierpoint Historical Society Talk. Sussex East of Rye - 23rd Sep

    Dr Geoffrey Mead (University of Sussex) is probably Brighton's best-known history tour guide with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the history and geography of Sussex. Non members £3, members free Please pay on the door.

    Event Time: 7:45 pm


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  • An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestly - 23rd Sep

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    This 20th Century classic though set in Edwardian England, and first produced in 1945, is as relevant today as at any time in the past.

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


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  • Ensemble Reza - 23rd Sep

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    Ensemble Reza are creating a stir across the South East with their energized and passionate performances ‘that sparkle with joy from start to finish’. This concert will feature the popular Mendelssohn Octet. Composed by a youthful Mendelssohn of only 16 years old this piece combines all the breadth of a symphonic work with the intimacy of a smaller chamber work.

    Event Fee: £15.00
    Event Time: 8:00 pm


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  • Play in a Day - 24th Sep

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    Actor, director and teacher, Luke Gasper, will host a day of drama and dance for children, culminating in a performance for parents at 3pm. For children aged 9-16. Limited to 30 places

    Event Fee: £10.00


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  • Hurst Knit and Natter Open Day Sale of work and weaving demonstration - 24th Sep

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    Hurst Knit and Natter has been established since 2009. They meet each month on the second Tuesday from 2-4pm. It is a very friendly group with an easygoing atmosphere. Members bring their own knitting projects or, at times, other crafts. They usually have two outings each year and a Christmas celebration.

    Event Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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  • Hurstpierpoint Open Studios - 24th-25th Sep

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    "Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others" - Jonathan Swift. Venture forth to find the hidden gems nestled in the heart our historic village; with paintings, sculptures, jewellery and much more, artistic vision abounds as the community shows off its local talent. There is something for everyone, from original, unique designs to commissioned pieces made just for you. Open for two weekends all are welcome to come and explore. Refreshments will be offered in Sylvia Thornhill's garden, Pitt Lane during the first weekend only. Proceeds are in aid of 'West Sussex Association for Disabled People. Please note that some studios are only open one weekend. Discover more online at hurstpierpointopenstudios.co.uk or facebook

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


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  • Create Space to Dance (Ages 5 - 7) - 24th Sep

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    CREATE SPACE to DANCE will be led by Zoe Thompson, ex dancer and experienced dance teacher. These dance workshops will be fun and energetic, with the kids learning a routine and choreographing some moves too! All abilities welcome. AGE 5-7, 10-11am

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am


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  • Record a Track (Age 7 - 11) - 24th Sep

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    Record a Track Skyline Studios in association with CREATE SPACE bring you Record a Track providing an opportunity to record acoustic tracks or a vocal to backing track in a “Live Lounge” setting, with a well known Brighton based industry producer and engineer. Participants will be provided with a recording of their song on the day. Singers, musicians and bands welcome, no experience necessary! AGE 7-11, 10am – 11:30pm

    Event Fee: £10.00
    Event Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am


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  • Create Space to Dance & Record a track package (Ages 5 - 7) - 24th Sep

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    CREATE SPACE to DANCE will be led by Zoe Thompson, ex dancer and experienced dance teacher. These dance workshops will be fun and energetic, with the kids learning a routine and choreographing some moves too! All abilities welcome. PLUS. Record a Track Skyline Studios in association with CREATE SPACE bring you Record a Track providing an opportunity to record acoustic tracks or a vocal to backing track in a “Live Lounge” setting, with a well known Brighton based industry producer and engineer. Participants will be provided with a recording of their song on the day. Singers, musicians and bands welcome, no experience necessary!

    Event Fee: £13.00
    Event Time: 10:00 am - 3:45 pm


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  • Create Space to Dance and Record a Track package (Age 7 - 11) - 24th Sep

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    CREATE SPACE to DANCE will be led by Zoe Thompson, ex dancer and experienced dance teacher. These dance workshops will be fun and energetic, with the kids learning a routine and choreographing some moves too! All abilities welcome. PLUS. Record a Track Skyline Studios in association with CREATE SPACE bring you Record a Track providing an opportunity to record acoustic tracks or a vocal to backing track in a “Live Lounge” setting, with a well known Brighton based industry producer and engineer. Participants will be provided with a recording of their song on the day. Singers, musicians and bands welcome, no experience necessary!

    Event Fee: £13.00
    Event Time: 10:00 am - 1:15 pm


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  • Sheepdog display in Danny Park - 24th Sep

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    The Festival is delighted to welcome Rob and his collies to demonstrate how man and dogs skillfully work together to manage flocks of sheep. Tickets £3 for adults, no charge for children, who must be accompanied. You may bring your dog, but IT MUST BE ON A LEAD AT ALL TIMES.

    Event Fee: £3.00
    Event Time: 11:00 am


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  • Create Space to Dance (Age 7 - 11) - 24th Sep

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    CREATE SPACE to DANCE will be led by Zoe Thompson, ex dancer and experienced dance teacher. These dance workshops will be fun and energetic, with the kids learning a routine and choreographing some moves too! All abilities welcome. AGE 7 - 11, 11:45 - 13:15

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 11:45 am - 1:15 pm


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  • Record a Track (Age 11 - 16) - 24th Sep

    Record a Track (Age 11 - 16) Event Image

    Record a Track Skyline Studios in association with CREATE SPACE bring you Record a Track providing an opportunity to record acoustic tracks or a vocal to backing track in a “Live Lounge” setting, with a well known Brighton based industry producer and engineer. Participants will be provided with a recording of their song on the day. Singers, musicians and bands welcome, no experience necessary! AGE 11-16 11:45-1:45

    Event Fee: £10.00
    Event Time: 11:45 am - 1:45 pm


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  • Create Space to Dance and Record a Track package (Age 11 - 16) - 24th Sep

    Create Space to Dance and Record a Track package (Age 11 - 16) Event Image

    CREATE SPACE to DANCE will be led by Zoe Thompson, ex dancer and experienced dance teacher. These dance workshops will be fun and energetic, with the kids learning a routine and choreographing some moves too! All abilities welcome. PLUS. Record a Track Skyline Studios in association with CREATE SPACE bring you Record a Track providing an opportunity to record acoustic tracks or a vocal to backing track in a “Live Lounge” setting, with a well known Brighton based industry producer and engineer. Participants will be provided with a recording of their song on the day. Singers, musicians and bands welcome, no experience necessary!

    Event Fee: £13.00
    Event Time: 11:45 am - 4:00 pm


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  • Sheepdog display in Danny Park - 24th Sep

    Sheepdog display in Danny Park Event Image

    The Festival is delighted to welcome Rob and his collies to demonstrate how man and dogs skillfully work together to manage flocks of sheep. Tickets £3 for adults, no charge for children, who must be accompanied. You may bring your dog, but IT MUST BE ON A LEAD AT ALL TIMES.

    Event Fee: £3.00
    Event Time: 2:30 pm


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  • Record a Track (Age 5 - 7) - 24th Sep

    Record a Track (Age 5 - 7) Event Image

    Record a Track Skyline Studios in association with CREATE SPACE bring you Record a Track providing an opportunity to record acoustic tracks or a vocal to backing track in a “Live Lounge” setting, with a well known Brighton based industry producer and engineer. Participants will be provided with a recording of their song on the day. Singers, musicians and bands welcome, no experience necessary! AGE 5-7 2:30 -3:45pm

    Event Fee: £10.00
    Event Time: 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm


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  • Longevity Nutrition Workshop - 24th Sep

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    Sussex Osteopath and Complementary Health Clinic. 2016 will be remembered as the year we lost a host of celebrities too young. Yet there are many examples such as the Queen of people living healthy and active lives well into their 90s. How can you ensure your lifestyle will give you the best chance of living longer? £5, includes longevity cake!

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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  • Create Space to Dance (Age 11 - 16) - 24th Sep

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    CREATE SPACE to DANCE will be led by Zoe Thompson, ex dancer and experienced dance teacher. These dance workshops will be fun and energetic, with the kids learning a routine and choreographing some moves too! All abilities welcome. AGE 11-16, 2-4pm

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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  • Hurstpierpoint Horticultural Society Autumn Show - 24th Sep

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    Do come along and have a wonderfully satisfying afternoon in the relaxed and happy atmosphere of autumn plenty.

    Event Time: 2:15 pm


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  • Plaegan Trio - 24th Sep

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    The Plaegan Trio takes its name from the Saxon word meaning ‘joyful activity’. First established in 1978 as a piano quartet, it has performed extensively throughout the UK at major venues and given concert tours in Germany.

    Event Fee: £15.00
    Event Time: 7:30 pm


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  • Banish Misfortune Irish Folk Band - 24th Sep

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    Enjoy a big old knees up in the magical setting of a 400 year old barn at the heart of Albourne Estate, just outside Hurstpierpoint. Banish Misfortune are an Irish folk band who will get the atmosphere charged with an evening of lively Celtic songs to get you up from your hay bales for a jig! NB parking available.

    Event Fee: £12.00
    Event Time: 7:30 pm


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  • An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestly - 24th Sep

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    This 20th Century classic though set in Edwardian England, and first produced in 1945, is as relevant today as at any time in the past.

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


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  • Wolstonbury Walk - 25th Sep

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    Wolstonbury Hill is an ever-present feature on the Hurstpierpoint skyline. Come and explore how it has been used over the years in a two-hour walk lead by the Friends of Wolstonbury.

    Event Fee: £3.00
    Event Time: 10:00 am


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  • Mid-Sussex Ramblers Walk 2 - 25th Sep

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    These walks give an opportunity to sample those organised throughout the year by the Mid-Sussex Ramblers and to see some of the delightful countryside around Hurstpierpoint. Please make sure that you are fit enough for your chosen walk and wear suitable footwear and clothing. Walk 2 - Sun 25th Sept 2016 at 10.30 Circular 5.5-mile walk to the west of Hurstpierpoint lasting about 2.5 hours. This walk goes via Bishops Place, Albourne Church and village and back via Coombe Farm offering good views of Newtimber Hill and the Downs.

    Event Time: 10:30 am


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  • Bedlam Brewery Tour - 25th Sep

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    Visit one the newest microbreweries in the area.

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


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  • Memorandum Poetry workshop - 25th Sep

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    What does the First World War mean to us? What is its significance within our own families or experience and can we make links to present conflicts? During this engaging workshop run by published Poet Jackie Willis, we will look at poems by Vanessa Gebbie and others as springboards to explore themes of remembrance and war. Please bring a notebook and pen.

    Event Fee: £25.00
    Event Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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  • Si's Three Plus Special Guests Scott Jenkins & Sam Nixon - 25th Sep

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    Local estate agent, keyboard player and Festival Committee member Simon Anckorn is going to be 'letting (what's left of) his hair down' at Morleys, weather permitting, in the garden with his Jazz Trio.

    Event Time: 1:00 pm


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  • Maximilian Somerset – Marvellous Magician - 25th Sep

    Maximilian Somerset – Marvellous Magician Event Image

    Prepare for an afternoon of amazement with one of the country’s best magicians.

    Event Time: 2:30 pm


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  • Bedlam Brewery Tour - 25th Sep

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    Visit one the newest microbreweries in the area.

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


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  • Hurst Historic Walk - 25th Sep

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    Lynn Pink, Secretary of the Hurst Historical Society will take you on the ever-popular walking tour of the historic locations of Hurstpierpoint.

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 2:00 pm


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  • Family Forage - 25th Sep

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    Join the Wild Wood Fun team at Wolstonbury Hill for an afternoon of family friendly foraging. £5 per family

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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  • Bedlam Brewery Tour - 25th Sep

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    Visit one the newest microbreweries in the area

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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  • Downsbeat Swing Band - 25th Sep

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    Join us for an evening of big band swing!

    Event Fee: £8.00
    Event Time: 7:30 pm


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  • The Silver Sword by Stuart Henson - 26th Sep

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    This charming, celebrated and much-loved children’s book, published in 1956 is brought to the stage by Hurst College Drama scholars.

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 8:00 pm


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  • Stephen Grant – Village Idiom - 26th Sep

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    Not suitable for under 18s. Stephen Grant's one man show

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


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  • Poetry Please - Home Thoughts - 26th Sep

    From Robert Browning’s longing for England in April, to John Stanley Purviss’ poignant memories of Steyning during WWI, home has been an important theme for poets. In our own version of the long running BBC Radio programme, Poetry Please, we invite audience members to request poems they would like to hear on the subject of home.

    Event Time: 8:00 pm


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  • Crime Writers Evening - 26th Sep

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    Elly Griffiths, William Shaw, Lesley Thomson and Susan Wilkins, four leading crime writers, discuss the dark, delicious joys of reading crime fiction. Come along and hear where the bodies are buried and what made them turn to crime.

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 8:00 pm


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  • St Lawrence School Visit - 27th Sep

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    Visit our wonderful village school and meet the children as they go about their day. Please ring 01273 833229 to book your free tour

    Event Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am


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  • St Lawrence School Visit - 27th Sep

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    Visit our wonderful village school and meet the children as they go about their day. Please ring 01273 833229 to book your free tour

    Event Time: 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm


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  • NT LIVE - 27th Sep

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    The National Theatre has yet to announce the Live Broadcast for September 2016. Details will be released as soon as they are available.

    Event Fee: £10.00
    Event Time: 7:00 pm


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  • James Akers - Lute Player - 27th Sep

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    James Akers is an accomplished classical guitar and lutenist who joins us tonight for a night focused on the wonderful medieval sound of the lute. James’s distinguished career included broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, BBC 1, BBC News 24, France Musique and RTE Lyric and he is a regular performer at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.

    Event Fee: £15.00
    Event Time: 7:30 pm


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  • The Melting Pot Café, run by the local churches - 28th Sep

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    Everyone is welcome whatever their age, and there are toys and activities for the younger visitors too! The cafe has a range of professionals who visit regularly to offer their services, including Citizens Advice, Health & Wellbeing, HOPE - with activities for families, and the Children and Family Centre, to name just a few.

    Event Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am


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  • Hurst Historic Walk - 28th Sep

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    Lynn Pink, Secretary of the Hurst Historical Society will take you on the ever-popular walking tour of the historic locations of Hurstpierpoint.

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 2:00 pm


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  • Rivers and Streams in a Changing Environment - 28th Sep

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    Do you want to know more about your local river and streams and what is being done to improve and enhance them? This talk covers all aspects of local watercourses.

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 7:30 pm


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  • Richard Durrant - The Guitar Whisperer Performing on 6 string Concert Guitar and 4 string Tenor Guitar - 28th Sep

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    More acoustic guitar music from the UK’s best loved, stand-up, barefoot maestro just back from his latest South American musical adventures (this time in Peru). Guitarist and composer Richard Durrant treats us to an evening of exotic musical offerings from Spain, the Americas and the Sussex coast - plus a selection of JS Bach played on his new, custom tenor guitar (made in Ditchling by luthier Ian Chisholm). “My four string guitar has a magical, silvery sound that brings a new, almost folky dimension to each concert. Exploring Bach on metal strings played with a plectrum is a fascinating experience!”

    Event Fee: £15.00
    Event Time: 7:30 pm


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  • STEAMBOAT BILL, Jr (u) WITH LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT - 28th Sep

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    This blissfully funny film is filled with some of the most amazing acts of physical comedy ever committed to celluloid and the live accompaniment from Cyrus will bring it amazingly to life. Do not miss it!

    Event Fee: £8.00
    Event Time: 8:00 pm


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  • Cake at the College - 29th Sep

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    This has now become an annual fixture in the Hurst Festival calendar. While the College's Big Band are playing, the audience will enjoy afternoon tea and cake served to them by College prefects.

    Event Fee: £3.00
    Event Time: 4:00 pm


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  • Tim Lines - Clarinettist - 29th Sep

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    Tim Lines enjoys a wide-ranging musical career having been principal clarinet of both the London and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras. He has a strong commitment to contemporary music and has shared a long association with the London Sinfonietta and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

    Event Fee: £15.00
    Event Time: 7:30 pm


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  • The Secret Voice of Hollywood – Marni Nixon - 29th Sep

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    Film stars in the 50’s and 60’s needed to sing and the public needed to believe they could sing. And if they couldn’t, that’s when the ghosts came out…

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


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  • The Silver Sword by Stuart Henson - 29th Sep

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    This charming, celebrated and much-loved children’s book, published in 1956 is brought to the stage by Hurst College Drama scholars.

    Event Fee: £5.00
    Event Time: 8:00 pm


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  • Comedy Night - 30th Sep

    Not suitable for under 18s Stephen Grant acts as Master of Ceremonies for a top-notch night of stand-up comedy.

    Event Fee: £10.00


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  • The Secret Voice of Hollywood – Marni Nixon - 30th Sep

    The Secret Voice of Hollywood – Marni Nixon Event Image

    Film stars in the 50’s and 60’s needed to sing and the public needed to believe they could sing. And if they couldn’t, that’s when the ghosts came out…

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


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  • Coffee Morning & Organ Recital - 1st Oct

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    Join us at Holy Trinity’s regular monthly coffee morning which includes stalls selling jewellery, arts and crafts, cakes, plants, good as new items and delicious coffee throughout the morning. At 10.45 am Holy Trinity Organist Neil Morris will be performing an organ concert Do come along and enjoy Neil’s inspirational playing. Everyone is most welcome.

    Event Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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  • Mid-Sussex Ramblers Walks - 1st Oct

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    These walks give an opportunity to sample those organised throughout the year by the Mid-Sussex Ramblers and to see some of the delightful countryside around Hurstpierpoint. Please make sure that you are fit enough for your chosen walk and wear suitable footwear and clothing. Walk 3 - Sat 1st Oct 2016 at 14.15 Circular 6 mile walk to the south of Hurstpierpoint lasting about 3 hours. The walk goes out via Wanbarrow Farm, Locksgreen Cottage and Newtimber village and then up onto Wolstonbury Hill which offers extensive views. It returns via Ashen Plantation and Danny. (Please note that the climb up Wolstonbury Hill is steep.)

    Event Time: 2:45 pm


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  • HORRIBLE HISTORIES – BILL (pg) - 1st Oct

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    Daft fun film for all the family, which is rather like an early season Panto, the players of TV’s terrific Horrible Histories romp their way through this entertaining introduction to William Shakespeare and Elizabethan England.

    Event Fee: £4.00
    Event Time: 3:00 pm


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  • The Reform Club and local support - 1st Oct

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    Join The Reform Club and other local bands to end this year’s Festival with a whole lot of noise!

    Event Fee: £12.00
    Event Time: 8:00 pm


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  • Festival Praise with All Souls Orchestra & Choir Conductor Noel Tredinnick - 1st Oct

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    Famous worldwide for a unique voice in music, the All Souls Orchestra are excited to bring Festival Praise to the Hurst Festival in 2016.

    Event Fee: £12.00
    Event Time: 8:00 pm


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