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 […]

Kithurst Hill Tank

Many of you will have walked on the South Downs and enjoyed the stunning views across Horsham District; if you haven’t then we would highly recommend it! One of the places you can start your walk in the South Downs National Park is Kithurst Hill, which also gives you access to the wonderful South Downs […]

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 […]

Hidden Gems – Coldwaltham Yew Tree & Warnham Nature Reserve

Did you nominate a Hidden Gem for the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019? We had some fantastic entries and it showed just how diverse and interesting our district is. The 12 Hidden Gems for 2019 have now been chosen, and include Warnham Nature Reserve and the Coldwaltham yew tree. The Coldwaltham Yew Tree It’s […]

Horsham District in 100 objects

Which objects would you choose to reflect Horsham District’s heritage? It sounds like quite a task to choose 100 heritage objects but this is exactly what the Horsham District Heritage Forum is going to do for the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019. Supported by the Year of Culture, the Horsham District Heritage Forum will […]

Leonardslee networking evening

Making cultural connections

A beautiful sunset, a stunning mansion house, glorious views and exquisite wine; what more could you ask for to launch the first Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 networking event? This week saw the first networking event for all of those involved with the Year of Culture 2019, hosted by Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens, headline […]


Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 funded projects

When we launched back in September 2017 we had no idea what sort of response we would have to the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 project, but it was a thrill to see the 150 expressions of interest filter in. The ideas varied widely, but the main theme was an important one – the […]

Themes for the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019

Did you know each month will have a different theme for the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019? The Year of Culture 2019 will see a huge variety of events taking place across the district, and these themes are designed to give you ideas for activities and projects you could do to be part of […]