Hurst Festival
14th - 29th September 2019


Winning the Peace

In 2018 we were delighted to commission a full-length play "Winning the Peace" from local playwright Kevin Carey. The play was performed four times between 24th and 30th September 2018 and was seen by just over 300 citizens primarily from Sussex, UK. Invitations were extended to our French and German twin towns but their attendance was limited.

The play celebrates the role played by Danny House in Hurstpierpoint, which hosted Prime Minister Lloyd George in 1918 and was the scene of intense discussions in the war cabinet on just what should go into the November 2018 Armistice document – a cause for reflection given subsequent European events.  The published text is now available for purchase for those interested. Copies can be bought from South Downs Cellars or Ashleigh & Thomas on Hurst High street. This text has been made available to local secondary schools and is being incorporated into the drama curriculum at Hurst College.

It would not have been possible to mount the production and publish the play without generous support received from the European Union's "Europe for Citizens" programme.

For more information about the play follow this link to download the full programme produced for the  performances of the play.