The Horsham District Year of Culture’s 52 Project aims to celebrate culture in all its forms across the district every weekend. There has been a very diverse range of events so far, with the trend set to continue in September. There’s baking, ballet, bushcraft and more!
Bake With Jack
YouTube star Jack will be demonstrating how to make a no-knead focaccia in the intimate setting of The Capitol Studio. Jack demystifies the bread-making process. He regularly appears making bread on food festival stages, his entertaining demonstrations earned him the title of Surrey’s Food Hero at the Sandown Park Food Festival 2016 presented by Nadiya Hussain. There will be an opportunity to taste at the end of the demonstration. Join Jack at the Capitol in Horsham on 7th September for just £5!
Forest School & Bushcraft Taster Day
If you are 11 to 16 years old, come along to a Forest School taster, an event run in partnership with the Sussex Wildlife Trust and Gatwick Greenspace Partnership. You will spend time mastering important survival skills, becoming one with nature. You will have the opportunity to learn some bushcraft skills using hand tools like bow saws, knives and drills. You’ll explore the farm in the search for wildlife and after learning some safe fire lighting techniques, we can get the kettle on before embarking on some simple campfire cooking. This event is limited to just 15 tickets and takes place at Chesworth Farm, Horsham on Sunday 8th September.
Introduction to Ballet
This is an enjoyable beginners introduction to ballet as part of the 52 project. This adults class starts at the barre with a series of exercises to warm up the body ready for work in the centre. Centre work will develop the skills learnt at the barre with more movement. The class finishes by learning a short extract from a ballet. This workshop will last approximately 90 minutes and you don’t need ballet clothes to take part, loose clothing you can move is fine. Join the workshop at Mannings Heath Village Hall on Sunday 15 September for £4.39.
Tweethearts – Pulborough Harvest Fair
Come and help pour when the clock strikes four – everything stops for tea! When Miss Maisie and Miss Daisie have to close the Sweetheart Tea Shop, the birds who live in the eaves and feed on leftover cake decide to open for business as usual. Mayhem ensues as Wren and Sparrow battle baking, fight with flour and tinker with tea leaves – and deal with some very cross customers!
This is a heart-warming interactive adventure, with live music, beautiful puppets and an enchanting tea shop setting. Tweethearts is a perfect relaxed introduction for young children to the magic of theatre. Rust & Stardust is a Sussex-based puppet theatre company who are passionate about stories, folklore and mythology. They are inspired by the natural world, unconventional performance spaces and all things homegrown and handmade. This production takes place at East Glebe Field, Pulborough on Saturday 28 September.
You can find full details of these events and more on our website, or pick up a #HDYOC19 programme from one of our many outlets across the Horsham District. Please check booking information and prices prior to attending an event as booking is essential for most events.
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