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The Artists’ Bridge, Hailsham  (formerly Eastwell Place Bridge)    Photo – Richard Goldsmith


Welcome to Hailsham Festival of Arts and Culture, 2024. Once again we are offering a wide range of events in what will be our 18th year.

Please do visit the Artists’ Bridge (pictured above) where nearly 80 pieces of art created by members of the local community are now permanently displayed. You can find more information here: The Artists’ Bridge

If you would like a quick overview of the events taking place during the festival, please click on the Festival At a Glance menu above. You can then click on any of the images for more information. Alternatively you might prefer to visit the What’s On page where all the events are also listed.

The festival is held annually in September and represents a celebration of both professional and amateur  talent, creativity and imagination centred in the market town of Hailsham and its surrounding area. Events include art, music, dance, drama, creative writing, poetry and film.

The festival began in 2007 with a highly regarded Art Trail which has grown in strength and diversity ever since and is a rich showcase for local artistic talent and skill. Working in partnership with Hailsham Artists’ Network, we regularly include over a wide range of artists in venues across the area.

Performances and exhibitions are held in venues including the iconic Hailsham Pavilion, Summerheath Hall and Hailsham Parish Church among many others.

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

Chair, Hailsham Festival

With thanks to our supporters, sponsors and partners

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

            Lead Sponsor