Win a pair of tickets to The Curious Arts Festival


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Details on The Curious Arts Festival and your chance to win a pair of tickets

Who will love it? Literary lovers with a penchant for gin. Co-curators Clare Conville and Patrick Keogh, who produced the hugely successful and critically acclaimed Voewood Festival in Norfolk, have decided to bring their magic festival formula to the heart of the New Forest. Set in the grounds of the beautiful Pylewell Park, it is probably the only arts festival which kicks off with a cricket match, between the Authors 11 (whose team members include Winner of the Costa Award 2014, Nathan Filer) and the Pylewell Park team.

Co-curator, Patrick Keogh explains: “At Curious, festival guests can enjoy everything from tented literary events with the likes of Lady Antonia Fraser, DBC Pierre, Rachel Joyce, Craig Brown and Dan Snow to live evening gigs with artists such as Johnny Flynn, Ed Harcourt and Nick Mulvey.

“In between, there will be a whole host of other stimulating experiences taking place in the park from stand-up comedy and life drawing to immersive theatre, donkey rides, enchanting garden walks, the Hendrick’s Carnival of Knowledge, song-writing workshops, a dedicated film tent and magic shows.

“There will be wonderful activities available for children and families including an early morning cartoon club, mid-morning and late afternoon storytelling sessions, a Jabberwocky hunt in the park as well as fairground games and classic children’s films.

“Delicious food (from New Forest suppliers) and drinks are available from dawn until dusk and Weekend Ticket holders can camp for free or opt to glamp in the enchanting grounds of Pylewell Park overlooking the Solent.

“We hope that people of all ages attend what promises to be a magical weekend of sensory stimulation, and pure enjoyment.”

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When: Friday 18th – Sunday 20th July 2014

Where: Pylewell Park, East End, Lymington

Tickets: Weekend ticket - £100 (includes camping); day ticket (includes evening) £45; evening ticket £20;



For your chance to win a pair of weekend tickets answer the below question:

Q: The Curious Arts Festival is held in which town?

Send your answer along with your name and full contact details, quoting code HLCU14 to

Competition closes at midday on 11 July 2014

Terms and conditions: Competition closes at midday on 11 July 2014. The winner will be first entry selected at random from all correct entries received and notified within 5 days of the competition closing date. Entrants must be 18 years or older. No cash alternatives. No purchase necessary. Employees and relatives of Archant, the prize providing company or associated companies are not eligible to enter. One entry per person. Entries that are illegible, received after the closing date or not in accordance with all terms and conditions will be disqualified. The winner’s contact details will be passed to the company providing the prize for the prize to be arranged direct. The prize is two weekend tickets including camping valid 18-20 July 2014. The decision of the editor is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The winner must be willing to take part in post-event publicity if necessary. In the event of the advertised prize being unavailable for whatever reason, Archant is not responsible and is not required to offer a prize of equal or greater value. UK entries only. Full Archant terms and conditions can be viewed on the Hampshire Life website.