Horsham District Year of Culture presents its top ten events for November

The Year of Culture may be in its autumn phase but there are still some 150 events and activities left to enjoy until the year end so don’t miss out.

Here is a sample of ten of the best for the month coming up, from household comedy names to lullabies for babies…

Tree and Wood  – explore a lively and thrilling experience of image, sound, light, and song in the forests of Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens. 1 and 2 November.

Remember, remember the 5 November with Fireworks and Night Golf for Kids at Mannings Heath Golf Club. Enjoy a sumptuous BBQ and live music while the kids practice their swing.

Ed Byrne: If I’m honest at The Capitol – a TV household name takes us through a masterclass on observational comedy and asks himself the question “Have I ANY traits worth passing on to my children.

Little Notes Lullaby Lounge for Babies at St John’s Community Hall Broadbridge – a baby music session bursting with live music and refreshments are thrown in.

Pitchy Breath Theatre Company presents a collection of new short plays from local writers looking at our past, the present and a future yet to come. On 9 November it’s a play at The Capitol called Time and Time again…

All my life’s buried here – The Story of George Butterworth is a documentary shining the light on George Butterworth who took inspiration from Horsham folk songs and singers before the First World War.

52 is our bonkers, fun and varied programme of events taking place every weekend during the Year of Culture. On 11 November The Causeway Barn in Horsham is hosting a heritage and history talk called: “When I bought the house, it wasn’t historic” – a quirky exploration into why we conserve old buildings in Britain.

A month of Remembrance. Throughout the month of November, libraries across the whole Horsham District are remembering those who have fallen in previous conflicts through book displays and talks.

Shipley Arts Festival and Horsham Festival present Malcolm Singer’s Dragons. ‘Dragons’ presents a massed choir of children from Horsham and local District schools breathing fire into this dragon-themed concert. Don’t forget to wear fireproof clothing.

And just because we like it so much although it slips into December…an engaging new adaptation of Charles Dicken’s classic A Christmas Carol…acclaimed story…acclaimed cast.

 And finally… a quick plug for our newly published book which is set to become a legacy of the Year of Culture celebrations: The Heritage of Horsham District in 100 Objects.

A land of castles, lakes and a dragon demands an amazing book to tell its story. And that is what has been crafted. Using over 230 photographs and 100,000 words, The Heritage of Horsham District in 100 objects, explores and celebrates the land that lies between Gatwick and Brighton. Using 100 objects as signposts, the book by Horsham Museum Curator Jeremy Knight and edited by Michael Burt, Chairman of the Horsham District Heritage Forum, draws on objects put forward by the Forum to tell a 100 million year old story through 13 themes and so creates a real eye opener…. and a page-turner we think. 

The Heritage of Horsham District in 100 Objects is a culmination of over 30 years working with the District’s heritage. It is a fascinating account and will hopefully encourage people to discover more about the area they live or work in. The book is available now from local bookshops and Horsham Museum & Art Gallery, priced at just £19.99 it would make the perfect present.

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