Funding surgeries available in the New Year

The Horsham District Year of Culture team had an amazing amount of interest in grants available from the Year of Culture fund. Unfortunately, such is the demand that some projects were unsuccessful in being put through to the next funding stage. However the Year of Culture team want to try and get as much support […]

Time's up

Deadline for expressions of interest now closed

The true depth of the culture in the Horsham district has been highlighted by the incredible amount of grant applications made to the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 team. More than 140 applications were made by the deadline of Friday 15 December, from communities, groups and individuals from all over the district including Steyning, […]

Making Jewellery from Stories – by Lunella Florence

At this time of year I’m either busy making jewellery in the workshop or at events in the lead up to Christmas. I’m currently working on a commission for a woman who has been married for 40 years. Her original wedding ring had worn through and rather than buy a new one she has asked […]

One month left to apply for Year of Culture 2019 grants

The first stage of grants applications to the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 is still open for one more month with the deadline of Thursday 30 November 2017. Since the launch at the end of September, the Year of Culture team at Horsham District Council have received numerous expressions of interest from groups and […]


Defining a community

There was an interview with Nik Kershaw in many of our Sussex newspapers in September. At the height of his fame he tried to escape the constant limelight with a rare day off. But, to quote him, ‘Not even I could get away from me.’ One day, as he settled down to enjoy a bowl […]

Churches; spiritual and cultural hubs

It’s great that the churches have been asked to get involved in the Year of Culture as they have been such a resource for our culture over the centuries and continue to be hubs of our spiritual and community life. Church buildings are iconic places in each of our towns and villages and many are […]

Creative Assembly Total War team

Culture and heritage through the power of diversity

People often don’t realise that within Horsham we have a BAFTA-award winning video game development studio, with a huge global fan base. Even more remarkable is that Horsham has been its home since the company was founded 30 years ago. Creative Assembly (CA) is one of Horsham’s largest employers with over 460 people across two […]

Inspiring show launches Year of Culture

Some 250 guests from the communities of culture, heritage, local charities, business and education gathered in Horsham’s Capitol to enjoy an evening of live entertainment and film to launch the start of the Horsham District Year of Culture on the evening of 27 September. The Year of Culture will feature a key event for each […]