HAILSHAM: Art and culture galore at festival weekend

The Memphis Flyers entertained in Vicarage Fields
The Memphis Flyers entertained in Vicarage Fields
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CROWDS flocked to a festival of art, music, dance, drama and street entertainment in Hailsham at the weekend.

The Hailsham Arts Festival and Art Trail, a highlight of the town’s events calendar, started on Friday (September 9) and is now offering a wide variety of exhibits and performances until September 19.

Face painting by artists from ChristChurch turn a young man into spiderman at their Vicarage field marquee

Face painting by artists from ChristChurch turn a young man into spiderman at their Vicarage field marquee

The 11-day series of events take place at various locations in and around Hailsham and is being organised for the fifth consecutive year by Art Gallery North based in Hailsham High Street.

On Saturday, there was fun for all the family as youngster got their faces painted and three-piece fifties rockabilly band The Memphis Flyers took to the stage in Vicarage Fields to entertain visitors. There was a medieval workshop for the little ones.

This year’s festival was officially opened by the High Sheriff of East Sussex Kathy Gore at St Mary’s Parish Church and the mayor of Hailsham Cllr Jeff Bentley-Astor.

Medieval Workshop for children at Gallery North. The children show their work some yet to be finished

Medieval Workshop for children at Gallery North. The children show their work some yet to be finished