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 […]

Launching the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019!

The Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 launches on Saturday 5 January 2019 with a fun, family-friendly event in Horsham Park’s sensory garden and nearby surroundings, ending with a laser light show to kick-start the year-long celebrations. The free to attend launch will take place in the sensory garden behind Park House in Horsham Park from […]

Community mosaics for public display in Henfield

Henfield Community Partnership is working with Creative Waves to create community mosaics for public display in Henfield. The village has a rich cultural history which will be depicted in the final mosaics.  A key part of this will be the role that the village played in the women’s movement through local resident, Elizabeth Robins and her […]

Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 Programme is available now!

Excitement is now building just two months before the launch of Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 with celebrations showcasing local arts and heritage across all of the Horsham District. The key to all the fun and entertainment is the 56-page programme covering January to June 2019. The programme, which includes full events listings, is […]

A women’s suffrage memorial in Henfield

Henfield Community Partnership in conjunction with Horsham District Council has secured funding from the Women’s Vote Centenary Fund and the Council’s HDC’s Year of Culture, to create community mosaics for public display in Henfield. The village has a rich cultural history which will be depicted in the final mosaics.  A key part of this will be […]

Horsham District Year of Culture News Update

If you’ve been watching our live videos on Facebook then you’ll know there has been plenty happening in the last few months before the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 begins. If you haven’t seen the updates then this is a chance to catch up with just a few of the things we have been […]

Horsham District Year of Culture calendar

A full-colour photographic calendar featuring 12 “hidden gems” from across the Horsham District has been developed to celebrate the forthcoming Horsham District Year of Culture in 2019 and is on sale at local outlets now. Organisers of the Year of Culture celebrations Horsham District Council have always been keen to get as many people as […]

Creating a Poets’ Corner in Horsham Park

A small area in Horsham Park is set to be transformed into “Poets’ Corner” as part of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 celebrations. Grant funding from Horsham District Council’s Year of Culture team was awarded to local community group Friends of Horsham Park to create a circle of tree trunk seats in the […]