Patrice Lawrence

Year of Culture writing workshop with award winning author

An award winning author of Young Adult (YA) fiction is coming to Horsham’s Rec Rooms on 22 June to run a workshop for aspiring YA writers, thanks to the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019. Patrice Lawrence is an acclaimed and award-winning author of YA fiction. In this special workshop she will share some of […]

The Gruffalo comes to town

The Gruffalo comes to town for World Book Day!

The Gruffalo comes to town for World Book Day! If you came down to Horsham’s Carfax on World Book Day, you were in for a big surprise last week. Celebrating World Book Day on 7 March this year, the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 Gruffalo came to Horsham’s Carfax after school to join a […]

Get reading with the Horsham District 2019 Reading Challenge

As part of Horsham District Year of Culture, your local libraries are inviting you to take part in our 2019 Reading Challenge. Join us in making 12 reading resolutions that we hope will inspire you, challenge you and connect you to fellow readers in the district. The challenge is running in Horsham, Southwater, Storrington, Billingshurst, Steyning, […]

Beaming into action

Introducing the newest member of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 team – Ray Beamer. Ray, as he likes to be known, is a custom made bike with a 10,000 lumen lamp attached – and if that means nothing to you, basically it means anything projected by Ray can be viewed against a building […]

Let’s Get Social

Are you running an event as part of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019? Or perhaps you’re involved with the Year of Culture Fringe? It’s time to get social with your event promotion. If your event is during the first six months of the year, then fingers crossed you’ve entered it onto our website […]

Globe Trotting Gruffalo

If you want your own Gruffalo to sponsor as it travels around the world you are going to have to act quickly as they are selling out fast! Local companies are invited to sponsor a globetrotting Gruffalo featuring their corporate logo as it is photographed travelling the world during 2019. To celebrate the Horsham District […]

Pulborough Brooks

Pulborough Brooks; A Hidden Gem

The Horsham District is a wonderfully diverse area and our Year of Culture Hidden Gems project is celebrating this. With 12 very different Gems to enjoy, there’s something for everyone. This is particularly true of Pulborough Brooks which is fantastic for walks, wildlife, children’s activities or just relaxing in the peace and quiet. An RSPB […]

A Real Hidden Gem; Woods Mill

Tucked away in the Sussex countryside, Woods Mill close to Henfield truly is a Hidden Gem! If you haven’t visited yet, Woods Mill is the headquarters of the Sussex Wildlife Trust and there is a wonderful mix of wetland and woodland habitats on the site. Woods Mill was originally a flour mill for the local […]

Henfield and District Festival 2019

If you’re looking for events to enjoy during the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 then Henfield will be the place to be! The Henfield Community Partnership is holding the Henfield & District Festival with a jam packed 12 months of different events for all the family. The Henfield & District Festival kicks off right […]

Sponsor a Gruffalo and be part of a worldwide phenomenon

To celebrate the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 patron, the children’s author Julia Donaldson MBE, writer of The Gruffalo, we will be sending 20 Gruffalo soft toys on a worldwide journey during 2019 – but they need human help. The 20 Gruffalo toys, each individually identifiable by their bespoke labels, will set off on […]