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Diverse programme at Hailsham Festival

The Hailsham Festival 2013 included a session at the Town Council Offices for youngsters to make animal masks. September 10th 2013 E37223P ENGSUS00120131009172926

The Hailsham Festival 2013 included a session at the Town Council Offices for youngsters to make animal masks. September 10th 2013 E37223P ENGSUS00120131009172926

The eighth Hailsham Festival of Arts and Culture 2014 offers a lively 10-day programme of diverse and innovative events with the multicultural theme being India.

It will run from September 10-21.

Apart from an extensive art trail festival highlights include a jazz and rock community choir, film, competitions, poetry, art history, music, dance, live theatre, workshops, children’s sports show and a barn dance.

The festival art exhibition features a vibrant series of paintings based on Indian street life and the nationally acclaimed dance company Bhangracise will perform both traditional dance and highly-energetic contemporary Bollywood and Bhangra at the festival finale on September 20 (7.30pm) at the Hailsham Pavilion.

Jenny West, festival spokesperson, said, “Once again we are delighted to offer you a lively 10-day programme of diverse and innovative events.

“Hailsham is an expanding town with an ever-increasing population.

“As the festival organisers we have tried to ensure there is a variety of events which reflect the eclectic mix and ages within our community.

“We hope that you will want to attend some of the exhibitions or performances, please take care to check times and locations.

“If you are new to the area and would like to be involved in the festival, please make yourself known at one of the events or contact us through the festival website.

“If you are a regular visitor we look forward to welcoming you again.

“Our thanks to all our many sponsors and supporters, in particular Paul Nunney from Hailsham Pavilion.”

The Festival ticket office is Hailsham Pavilion, George Street, Hailsham (tel 01323 841414) which opens 10am-4pm, Monday to Saturday.

Alternatively you can book online at www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk.

Some tickets will also be available at Chapter 12 Wine Bar, 12 High Street and also Gallery North (cash sales only).

For enquiries also contact Gallery North, 70 High Street, tel 01323 846938, Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.

For full festival details log on to www.hailshamartsfestival.co.uk or see the Facebook page HalishamArts Festival.

 

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