Local poetry winners announced in Horsham Park’s Poets’ Corner

Horsham’s very own Poets’ Corner was officially unveiled to the public at a special ceremony last week (7 June) in Horsham Park and winners of a locals’ poetry competition announced. Grant funding from Horsham District Council’s Year of Culture team was awarded to local community group Friends of Horsham Park to create the Poets’ Corner […]

A frenzy of flamenco at Horsham’s first Spanish festival

Sunday’s first Horsham Spanish Festival, Feria de Horsham, played out to an enthusiastic audience who packed the town and enjoyed exciting displays of Spanish music, dancing and street food in the town’s Carfax from noon to the early evening. Organised by Horsham District Council with a new partner, Feria de Londres, the show came down […]

Going Green at the Blue Idol

Over a hundred people attended a Sustainability Fair at the Blue Idol on Saturday, following a sell out Shipley Festival concert, with Andrew Bernardi, the evening before. The fair brought together over a dozen local organisations who are working towards saving our planet. Each organisation had a stand explaining their work and inviting everyone to […]

Steyning Booklovers Week

The Horsham Year of Culture Steyning Booklovers’ Week, ties in with Independent Bookshop Week, running from 15th – 23rd June with an author in Steyning Bookshop every day. Here are the events but if you have already got tickets, you can skip ahead to a reminder about the July events further below. SATURDAY 15th JUNE […]

Still to come during the Year of Culture

The middle of the year is fast approaching! The Summer Solstice on 21st June marks the halfway point of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019. There has been an amazing array and a huge variety of events so far, so what’s still to come? Bringing the garden indoors Over the Summer, Horsham Museum and […]

Year of Culture celebrates the great outdoors this summer

You don’t have to travel far to enjoy the great outdoors this summer as, courtesy of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019, it’s all right on your doorstep with an amazing range of events and activities taking place in the open air. Pack up a picnic First up, Friday 14 June sees us celebrating […]

Global Gruffalo

Poetry, literature, music and art – there’s plenty of culture across Horsham District during June

Poetry, literature, music and art – there’s plenty of culture across Horsham District during June. The Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 continues apace as we reach halfway through the year. There are some fantastic music and literary events this month for adults and children alike, and the opportunity to get painting! Hillaire Belloc The […]

Patrice Lawrence

Year of Culture writing workshop with award winning author

An award winning author of Young Adult (YA) fiction is coming to Horsham’s Rec Rooms on 22 June to run a workshop for aspiring YA writers, thanks to the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019. Patrice Lawrence is an acclaimed and award-winning author of YA fiction. In this special workshop she will share some of […]

Get your summer off to a great start

Get your summer off to a great start with the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019, sponsored by Gatwick Airport and Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens. Never mind about Henley Regatta and Glyndebourne this year, for what to see, and where to be seen this summer, check out the Year of Culture calendar of events. Summer […]

Blue Idol Values Workshop

Older people ignored! This was one of the conclusions reached by a group of local people on a workshop at the Blue Idol. Having torn up magazines to make collages the group realised there were hardly any pictures of older people. The collages were being created to explore diversity and equality as part of the […]