Things to see and do at the Hurst Festival


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From 13-17 September, the Hurst Festival will bring a burst of music, entertainment and colour to Hurstpierpoint

The Hurst Festival is celebrating its 10th year this summer, and to celebrate there’s a suitably bright and brilliant line-up. The opening on 13 September will be signalled by a peal of bells from Holy Trinity Church in Hurstpierpoint on the dot of 10am. Then the Village Open Day commences, with a huge array of events and activities taking place around the village – throughout the High Street, on the Village Green and on the Recreation Ground.

The Hurst Festival spreads over two weeks and will bring together amazing local talent and a healthy scattering of leading international performers with a connection to the beautiful village setting of Hurstpierpoint.

The aim of the festival is predominantly to entertain, but also to “open visitors’ minds to the many different aspects of life”. This year it will showcase the work of musicians, singers, writers, thinkers, actors, brewers, farmers, artists and many more. There are far too many exciting things going on for us to mention, but we’ve handpicked a few of our favourite happenings we thought might tickle your fancy...


13 September - Village Open Day

Celebrate the very best of Hurstpierpoint and all its talented friends and residents. This is also your chance to explore inside the belfry. There really is something to put a smile on every face – including facepainting!

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13 September - Skanival Night with Club Ska

Club Ska are a great party band and you are definitely in for an evening of fun. You’ll hear such Madness hits as Baggy Trousers, It Must Be Love and House of Fun, as well as The Specials songs Enjoy Yourself and Monkey Man.

20 September - Kid’s Drive-in film, The Lego Movie

While younger viewers will delight at the whizz-bang animation action and hugely likeable familiar figures, adults will laugh themselves silly at the smart consumer satire gags.

20 September - Blues night with Jerimiah Marques and West Weston

Got the blues? Well not for long! A Chicago-style blues bar is coming to Hurstpierpoint, complete with dynamic, high-energy international blues artists – Jerimiah Marques and Steve “West” Weston. They’ll blow you away with their combined talents.

21 September - The Only Way is Downton

Direct from a West End season comes this first national tour of Luke Kempner’s tour-de-force impressions comedy, in an extended version featuring exclusive new material.

27 September - Disco day and night

If you intend to go to both the DISCO singing workshop and the Saturday Night Fever Night then choose this option to buy a reduced price combined ticket.

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