Welcome To Hailsham Festival 2021!

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

Hailsham Virtual Festival Plus!

A blended festival for Hailsham. September 2021


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

Virtual Art Trail 2021

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

Hailsham Festival 2021 is now over

Hailsham Festival is a celebration of talent, creativity and imagination held annually during September. It is rooted in Hailsham and the surrounding area. 


This year we had decided to hold only a small number of face-to-face events with the majority still being online. However, the enthusiasm with which the team embraced the lifting of restrictions meant that in no time at all we found ourselves presenting over 30 events! So much for the cautious approach – but then, the arts are all about risk-taking!

Once again, we invited members of the community to share and showcase their creative achievements in our galleries and publications. Our 2021 Poetry and Short Story Anthology is available to buy as an e-book or printed book.

We also encouraged children under 14 years of age to upload photographs of any art they had made during the previous 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 – we hope to make next year bigger and even better! 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!