Brighton Early Music Festival
Brighton Early Music Festival Formed in 2002, Brighton Early Music Festival (known as BREMF) is the south of England’s largest festival of music written before 1800. The Festival has built a reputation for lively and inspired programming, often exploring connections with different art forms and using performance formats and spaces that challenge preconceptions of early music.
The majority of BREMF’s events take place as part of an annual festival in October/November, but increasingly the Festival also organises events at other times of year such as an outdoor Midsummer season and Christmas concerts. Outside of the festival BREMF runs three choirs, organises participatory workshops and takes live music into Sussex schools.
Hurstpierpoint Festival – in its 17th year – delivers over 80 distinct events over 2 weeks in September attracting an estimated audience of 3,500 individuals drawn from every element of our diverse communities. The reputation of this registered charity is impressive, and its reach extends to many of the neighbouring towns and villages of mid Sussex and the nearby coast.
We engage the entire community from performers and artists to suppliers, schools, venues and local organisations and we are excited to be the purveyors of great moments of celebration bringing the whole community together.
We provide a fantastic wild weekend of music, sport, art, performance and non-stop festival fun at the countryside setting of Pippingford Park in the Ashdown Forest. Designed especially for families with younger children, Elderflower Fields provides plenty of space to camp under the stars for an unforgettable wild adventure.
The award winning Elderflower Fields adventure offers some of the finest local artisan food and drink whilst showcasing a spectacular line-up of performers from Sussex and beyond. Partnering with a host of experts in sports, arts and nature, families are invited to try new things together in a safe and nurturing environment.
The Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival will take place from 23 to 26 June, with concerts in Peasmarsh, Rye and Winchelsea. Our guests include a superlative roster of world class artists. Joining Artistic Directors violinist Anthony Marwood and cellist Richard Lester will be renowned accordion player James Crabb, the wonderful violinist Magnus Johnston and celebrated Heath Quartet. Award-winning Dutch pianist Hannes Minaar and the brilliant young 12Ensemble complete the roster.
We will also be offering music workshops in five local schools, building on over 15 years of educational partnerships. Full festival programme and brochure available online.
Arundel Festival of the Arts
The annual Arundel Festival of the Arts summer festival, now in its 44th year, celebrates the full range of the arts and music in our historic town. This family-friendly event, entirely run by volunteers, brings together residents, community groups, local businesses, and attractions to stage uplifting events for the whole community to enjoy.
Experience an eclectic mix of visual arts, drama, music, dance, comedy and street entertainment from exceptionally creative local talent and carefully curated national artists.
The Mayfield Festival of Music and the Arts is an English arts festival which is primarily devoted to classical music.
The Mayfield Festival is a biennial event taking place in even numbered years in April/May and is centred in the ancient and beautiful village of Mayfield in East Sussex, just south of the Spa Town of Royal Tunbridge Wells
We are a local Festival bringing a fortnight of diverse, high quality programmed events to Steyning. We will showcase Local, National and International Talent. The Festival is a Community Festival; run by the community, with and for the community.
We incorporate a Quality Artistic Festival at our core with a complementary and supportive programme of events. The genres cover Theatre, Music, Visual Arts, Walks & Tours, Literature and Talks, and Community Events.
The Festival is largely focused on the people of Steyning, Bramber, Beeding, Ashurst, Washington & Ashington
Rye Arts Festival
Our Festival is Rye’s principal annual arts event, taking place over the weekends and last two weeks in September. It has developed over the past 51 years into one of the most successful and respected small festivals of its kind, dedicated to high quality performances in music, literature, theatre and other art forms coupled with a range of activities in heritage and the environment.
Haywards Heath Arts Festival
With so many talented people both young and old in the local area we have pulled together a whole host of events to showcase that talent, and hope that by offering a diverse and varied mix of events and exhibitions there will be something to appeal to everyone.
Hastings Book Festival
The Hastings Book Festival celebrates writers and lovers of the written word – a welcoming and open place for everyone. Our first festival took place in August 2018, and has now become a regular and welcomed event on the local calendar.
Every book, story and person is unique – very much like Hastings – and the festival will give you the time and freedom to pause, think, connect, and be inspired.
We are an escape for the explorers and a catalyst for the curious – welcome to our Festival!