Hurst Festival
16th Sept - 1st October 2017


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Comedy Night moves from Social Club to Village Centre

This Thursday's Comedy Night on 21st September has moved from the Social Club to the Village Centre. As a result, more tickets are available to buy. Please note the new start time, 8.30pm instead of 8pm. As usual, the acts will be brilliant!

Buy tickets here


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FREE Dance workshops this weekend

This Saturday 23rd September, FREE contemporary dance workshops will take place on South Avenue Rec in a specially erected marquee near the Tennis Club.

10am to 12noon - for ages 6-11
3pm - 4.30pm- for ages 12-100 (!)

Come along and explore movement with the wonderful Eleven Farrer House dance troupe as part of our Wolstonbury theme.

Pick up your free ticket at our Box Office, Thurs to Saturday 9.30am to 1pm or just turn up on the day.


More info here

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Literary Events at this year's Festival

Writing has always been an important feature of Hurst Festival which is now in it’s 13th year.

From an evening discovering the lives and work of three very different to a local writer making sense of a personal loss, the Festival will also be covering writing for children and children’s writing.

On the opening Monday, September 18th, local writer Andrew Marshall will be reading from the diary he kept covering the time of the death of his partner and talking to another local writer Ella Berthoud.

Andrew is the author of many self-help books and writes regularly in the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Telegraph.

The event will be held in the West Gallery of Holy Trinity Church.

The following Monday, Ella Berthoud will also appear in the company of local writer Lizzie Enfield and writer, editor and translator Daniel Hahn.

Daniel is a writer and editor but principally a translator and appears regularly as an interviewer and panel member at literary festivals including Edinburgh and Hay on Wye. He was a member of the 2017 man Booker International Prize and recently used some of his shared winnings from the International Dublin Literary Award to set up an award for translation.

Lizzie Enfield has published three novels and has a new title published in January, she also writes for various magazines and broadcasts on Radio Four.

Ella worked with Susan Elkin to develop bibliotherapy which uses reading as a healing experience.

The Three Writers Event will be held in Morleys Wine Bar on Monday September 25th.

On Thursday 21st September in Hurstpierpoint Library there will be a Loud Literature event to which local children have been asked to contribute a poem or other piece of writing.

You can book tickets for all events by going to our What's On page and following the instructions.