Virtual Hurst Festival 2020!

We are excited to bring you the FREE Virtual Hurst Festival 2020 programme, with the usual high standard of entertainment, straight into your home or device from 12th – 27th September.

Enjoy over 60 booked events safely, by heading to our listings page where each Event Page will give you a link to the event on our Virtual Hurst Festival YouTube channel.

We have managed to curate all of your festival favourites, but in a virtual format!

Our usual variety bring you great children’s events from Puppet Shows to Graffiti Workshops, book readings to Hurst Got Talent! Interactive events like The Great Hurst Rethink, Hurst Quiz, and a whole day’s Home Retreat. Plus, the legendary Comedy Night, Classical Soirées, Live Music, Cooking Tutorials and Exhibitions.

We are also offering a variety of Hurst Festival Drinks Deals delivered to your home from our friends at South Downs Cellars and keep an eye out for our Cocktail Masterclasses before big events too, so settle in with your family and enjoy our bespoke entertainment without having to go anywhere!

Please help support us if you can by clicking the ‘Donate If You Can’ button on our website to help support this beloved community event and charity.

Our listings page will go live in August with the events available to watch between 12th and 27th September, so we can all be together watching world-class entertainment that we will bring to you, straight to your own home!

Colin Mathews, the Festival Director, welcomes you to this year’s Virtual Festival

Colin Mathews welcomes you to this year's Virtual Festival

Festival Director, Colin Matthews would like to say a few words as we launch the Virtual Hurst Festival programme

Posted by Hurst Festival on Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Virtual Hurst Festival

The Team behind Hurst Festival are excited to announce Virtual Hurst Festival 2020 – an imaginative online version of Hurst Festival for September this year, bringing you our usual high standard of over 40 booked events and acts – via our website linking you to YouTube Live and other relevant platforms that you can stream to your TV and straight into your home! 

We feel it’s important to bring the community together at this time, to entertain and inform, involving people of all ages and uplifting our collective mental health. We also wish to make it free for everybody, with a ‘Donate If You Can’ button on our website and donation boxes in various Hurstpierpoint High Street shops, so we hope you can help support this community event.

Virtual Hurst Festival 2020 will include our usual high calibre performances with Live Music, Comedy, Music Bingo & Disco with Boogaloo Stu, Classical Music, DJ’s, Workshops, Film Nights, Music and Drama and Podcasts from the students at Hurst College, Performances from the students of Hurst Festival Music Club, Kids Entertainment, Art Classes, Wellbeing Events and our Open Studios: featuring the usual array of talented local artists.

We invite you, the community, to get involved as much as possible, with interactive events as diverse as Coding for Kids and a Wine and Paint Party at home!

We are also offering links and special Hurst Festival deals for delivery of food and drink to people’s homes from local suppliers, helping the High Street whilst having maximum fun!

There are exciting new plans that make best use of being an online event, with an extended reach into our community and beyond, including Quizzes, Live Debate with a panel of experts, a Virtual Balloon Race, Photography Nature Competition and Exhibition…the list goes on!

As you can imagine we are still faced with a considerable financial challenge as we shall have no income from ticket sales, so please head to our website and donate, spread the word and help us survive for our return with Hurst Festival 2021.

We are supporting the local creative sector with the audience also having a chance to donate direct to performers whilst watching.

Keep an eye on our website and social media pages and our listings page will go live in July with the events available to watch between 12th and 27th September, so we can all be together watching world class entertainment that we will bring to you, straight to your own home!

Hurst Festival is a Registered Charity No. 1127445

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Please note there will be no box office at Players Theatre this year.

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