Welcome To Hailsham Festival 2022!

A celebration of talent, creativity and imagination in Hailsham and its surrounding areas. 


a brand new, specially-commissioned musical set in Hailsham and the surrounding area

Virtual Art Exhibition 2022

Following the success of the 2020 and 2021 Virtual Art Exhibitions we are once again offering artists and makers the opportunity to present images of their work.


Hailsham Festival is a celebration of talent, creativity and imagination which this year will be held from September 3rd – 18th. It is rooted in Hailsham and the surrounding area and this year we are pleased to be supporting Hailsham Foodbank 


We very much hope that the 2022 Hailsham Festival of Arts and Culture will be back to normal with a wide range of face-to-face events across Hailsham and the surrounding area.

Highlights will include a return visit by distinguished poet, broadcaster and presenter, Roger McGough who will present his new show, Safety in Numbers at Hailsham Pavilion. Also at the Pavilion, acclaimed guitarist, Richard Durrant will perform in concert.

Once again, we have invited members of the community to share and showcase their creative achievements in our Virtual Art Gallery and publications. Our 2022 Poetry and Short Story Anthology will be available to buy as an e-book or printed book from September 3rd while anthologies from previous years are available now on Amazon.com

We continue to encourage children under 14 years of age to upload photographs of any art they have made during the year. The Children’s Art Gallery features these images and is an ongoing project.

The arts represent a vital component of our culture, enriching our community and creating a vibrant landscape from which we all benefit. Thank you for all your support over the years. Please watch this space or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for details.

Tony Biggin

Hailsham Festival Chair

See what happened at the Hailsham Festival 2021 – Hailsham Festival 2021 schedule.

Click above to see the full 2021 festival schedule

With thanks to…

Hailsham Festival is run by volunteers and supported by our generous sponsors. Please get involved so we can keep the festival special!