We return for another day of music, food, swimming and cameraderie in the beautiful surroundings of Ashburnham Place, Nr Battle, TN33 9NF.
This year we will be formally launching Hastings as a Community of Sanctuary, part of the national City of Sanctuary Network. We aim to bring people together across cultures and communities in a demonstration of hospitality and welcome.
Music – we have an amazing line up with Ian Shaw, Liane Carroll, the Citizens of the World Choir, Los Twangeros, Samaki, King Size Slim and more.
(sadly Sarah Jane Morris is no longer able to be with us but she sends her love and support for the event - and we'll ask her again next time!)
Spoken word - a great posse of poets hosted by The Whole Shebang and headlined by the wonderful John Hegley.
Eating together – everyone is invited to share in a communal picnic. Bring food, bring friends, make new friends.
Activities – the day will be full of activities for all ages with workshops, discussions and children’s activities. We will repeat the hugely popular tours of the Ashburnham kitchen garden and grounds, and opening up more of the beautiful lake for wild swimming.
Catering – as well as the communal picnic, we will have food available to buy and a locally run bar.
The event will run from 12noon – 8pm, with a more family focused daytime session (12-4pm) and a music-focused evening session (5-8pm).
Tickets £15, U18 £5, U5 free
Free parking and a shuttle bus from Hastings £2 each way
Sorry no dogs
By kind support of Ashburnham Place who provide conference and team building facilities for local and national organisations, for more information please visit http://www.ashburnham.org.uk
At 4pm in the Ashburham Place main house the East Sussex Community and Faith Action for Vulnerable Syrian Families (ESCAFA) are holding a Forum for anyone who is currently involved, or who may be interested in being involved with Syrian Vulnerable Families in East Sussex. The Forum event will include updates from the local government around the Syrian Resettlement Scheme; good news stories & summaries of what’s going on in community groups around East Sussex, as well as an opportunity for complimentary drinks and treats whilst meeting others in your Borough to discuss local opportunities of being involved with these families yourself. Come along!
Poetry Cafe at The Under Ground Theatre
Providing a supportive platform for poets to present their own work in a relaxed cafe bar atmosphere.
Wednesday, 31st October 2018 at 10am - 6pmTuesday, 13th November
Location: Various venues and locations in Oswestry - base will be Oswestry Memorial Hall, SY11 2EG
The Wilfred Owen Festival is a festival of commemoration and remembrance taking place in the town of Oswestry, Shropshire. The festival will run through September, October and into November 2018 with the main focal point for events being from October 31st to November 13th. It is a festival designed to coincide with the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s death and the centenary of Armistice Day and will be a unique and fitting tribute to Owen in the town of his birth and to all those who sacrificed their lives for us during times of conflict.
A wide range of events and performances will be taking place throughout the period and will include Poetry, Drama, Music, Lectures, Re-enactment, Films, An Artist’s Trail, Exhibitions and much more! Follow this link - http://www.wilfredowenoswestry2018.org.uk/events/ - (please bear in mind this is work in progress - please check regularly for new events being added)
There will also be the unveiling of a new life size Bronze statue of Wilfred Owen commissioned by Oswestry Town Council. The statue is the work of local sculptor and artist Tim Turner and will be cast at the Castle Fine Arts Foundry in near-bye Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant.
A small committee of local people with a wide range of skill sets is in place to oversee the organisation of the festival and members of the committee are always willing to listen to ideas from anyone who feels they have something to add or would like to participate in some way in the festival. We are also currently seeking potential sponsors for the series of events taking place, a list of which can be found under the Events section of this website. For more information please contact