Hailsham Arts Festival lived up to its billing

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The curtain has fallen on the fifth Hailsham Arts Festival and it certainly lived up to the pre-event billing of promising to be ‘the best festival yet’.

A wonderful evening of traditional Greek music and dance at The Pavilion completed a journey that started a week ago with Sussex folk music in the delightful setting of St Mary’s Church.

Jenny West and the team at Gallery North provided cultural stops along the way that comprised fantastic art exhibitions at the gallery and children’s parades and workshops.

Bravo to Jenny and the team for, once again, putting together a inspiring series of events that are helping to make Hailsham a thriving cultural centre.

Here’s to Hailsham Arts Festival 2012 and the Chiddingly Festival that starts next week to keep us going!

Steve McAuliffe

Hawks Road, Hailsham