Culture is…the Broadwood Day of Dance!

Did you know this coming weekend (Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May) the Horsham English Festival takes place? Held in the centre of Horsham, this festival includes music, a medieval market and the 26th annual Broadwood Morris Day of Dance. If you’re looking for some culture then this is the place to go! The Broadwood […]

social media course

Top tips to get social and support the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019

A broad range of private companies, community groups and voluntary organisations gathered at Horsham District Council’s offices on 26 April to benefit from a social media workshop which was run jointly by Horsham District Council and local social media consultancy By Jove Media. This free to attend training event provided delegates with the right social […]

social media workshop

Top tips for your #HDYOC19 event on social media

Did you know when we posted the Horsham District Year of Culture launch film on social media it reached over 37,000 people, some as far away as Canada and Australia? With social media you can engage with people anywhere, anytime and this is a fantastic medium to harness for the promotion of your event. In […]

Frank Brangwyn project for Year of Culture

“An artist’s function is everything: he must be able to turn his hand to everything, for his mission is to decorate life… he should be able to make pots and pans, doors and walls, monuments or cathedrals, carve, paint, and do everything asked of him.” – Frank Brangwyn, 1934 Sir Frank Brangwyn is a hot […]

Gatwick Airport announced as headline sponsor for the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019

London Gatwick is to become a headline sponsor of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019. The sponsorship will be one of the single biggest community focussed events that the airport is associated with throughout 2019. As the project’s sponsor, Horsham District Council is coordinating the Year of Culture, working closely with advisors representing arts […]

Our Hidden Gems

If you’ve been following the Horsham District Year of Culture’s quest to find 12 Hidden Gems in the area, then you’ll know we’ve started announcing what has been chosen as these Hidden Gems. One of the Year of Culture 2019 Hidden Gems is Cobblestone Walk in Steyning, an historic shopping arcade. It’s hidden behind the […]

The First Year of Culture Hidden Gem

Did you know there are the remains of a Norman motte and bailey castle in North Horsham? Motte and bailey castles were strategic strongholds during military action, protecting the local area surrounding them. Each one comprised of mound of earth, the motte, topped by a stone or timber tower. The bailey was an open area […]

A real gem – Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

Did you nominate a Hidden Gem for our recent competition? We believe that one of our sponsors, Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens is a true gem in the Horsham District and we are looking forward to the gardens reopening in July this year. Leonardslee will be hosting the launch of the Horsham District Year of Culture at […]

Exciting Year of Culture 2019 announcements

The applications have been submitted, they have been reviewed and the grants are now being allocated to projects for the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019. This is a very exciting time as we can start to announce some of the fantastic events in the pipeline across Horsham District next year. Wheelbarrows in Steyning 2019 […]

Dead funny

A brand new comedy competition is due to launch next year as part of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019. The Sussex Comedian of the Year, organised by comedy experts Barnstormers and talent agency Andromeda Talent, will be making its debut thanks to a grant from the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 fund […]