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 […]

Culture is…digital

Culture is different for each of us. Everyone has their own opinion as to what ‘culture’ is and the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 team are asking people what they think culture is and sharing these thoughts with you as part of the Year of Culture. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has […]

Dancing at the Drill Hall

How social media can help your Year of Culture event

Did you know there are now over 2 billion users on Facebook and over 800 million users on Instagram? That’s a lot of people scrolling through social media posts on their phones! As an event organiser, you can tap into this vast audience and promote your event to them. We’re using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter […]

Nominate your hidden gem

Did you know the Horsham district covers some 205 square miles with over 140,000 people living here? This makes for a very diverse and interesting area and we’re searching for your Hidden Gems within this district. If you nominate your Hidden Gem (find out how in our previous blog), it could be featured in our […]