The Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 is in full swing. We’ve had projections, music, dance, Gruffalos and much, much more! Don’t worry though, there is plenty still to come. Whether you like music, plays, painting, writing, getting out and about or perhaps even wheelbarrow races, there’s an event for you.
What’s coming in March?
Enjoy an afternoon of Russian and Ukrainian Dances in Storrington. Many of the dances are ancient, first appearing in the 11th century and becoming widespread by the 15th – 17th centuries. They were danced both for pleasure and as ritual, connecting the dancers to nature and the seasons as well as building a sense of community. No partners are needed and all dances will be taught. This is suitable for all ages except young children.
Caroline Nursey OBE will be delivering The Cuthman Lecture: Media Matters in Steyning. She’ll be exploring why information and communication are more important than ever to developing countries. Caroline is the Executive Director of BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity. BBC Media Action believes in the power of media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in understanding their rights.
Horsham District Schools Dance Festival takes place at The Capitol in March. The dance festival returns to Horsham with schools performing across two nights. Come along and watch these talented pupils perform a range of dance genres! You will need to book tickets through the box office for this event.
Jeremy Young is performing a Piano Recital as part of the Horsham Music Circle’s 77th Season. Well known to Circle audiences, Jeremy Young was brought up in Horsham and began his music here. He now has a distinguished performing and teaching career that has gained him a reputation as one of the UK’s most respected and versatile chamber pianists. Jeremy will play Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Sonata Op.28, a selection from Grieg’s Lyric Suite, and works by Debussy, Rachmaninov, and Ireland.
Horsham Death Cafe is being held in March, led by Interfaith minister and celebrant Jean Francis. With the understanding that birth, life’s journey, death and beyond are all interwoven and that we can’t have one without the other; a Death Café is an ideal place for people to come together to discuss such issues. Talking openly about our hopes, our fears and realisations can enrich our daily lives and help us to recognise and acknowledge the wonderment that surrounds us. Delicious drinks and cakes can be purchased and are very much part of the experience.
St Marys Church in Horsham Causeway is hosting the London Welsh Male Voice Choir in concert. This will be an excellent evening, with all proceeds going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association to support local people living with motor neurone disease. Booking is essential for this event as tickets are already selling fast!
Keep Smiling Through is an entertaining and evocative revue by Horsham’s Unity Players. It will recreate in songs and sketches the music and comedy which boosted British morale and kept the country going through the dark days of the Second World War. Combining classic wartime melodies with radio memorabilia of the period, this is an evening’s performance which will appeal to all ages.
Partridge Green Players are giving a performance of It is Now. 30th of July 1966, a date that would go down in history, the day of the World Cup Final between England and Germany. But it’s also the wedding day of Laura and Joe, a day when two sides collide, but also filled with A Groovy Kind of Love. Can Laura keep everyone’s attention away from the most iconic game of football England has ever played and save her big day? Whether you’re on the side of the bride or groom, of England or Germany, you can expect an evening of romance, drama and the sounds of the swinging sixties.
This is just a selection of the wonderful events happening in March. You can find full details of these events and more in our events section, or pick up a #HDYOC19 programme from one of our many outlets across the Horsham District. Please do check booking information and prices prior to attending an event.
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