Festival Anthology

This year we are once again inviting submissions for our non-competitive Festival Anthology. If you would like to write something and see it in print, without being part of a competition, then send it to ghjmep@live.com 21st August 2021. Stories should be no longer than 500 words and poems should not exceed 30 lines. You … Continue reading Festival Anthology

Creative Writing Competitions

Online Event

Poetry and Short Story Competitions  Adult Short Story Competiton Please see the Wealden Writers Short Story Competition page here Short Story and Poetry Competitions Short stories by children should not exceed 500 words  (Junior and Senior school age groups only). Poetry should not exceed 30 lines  (All age groups) We are looking for your imagination……    … Continue reading Creative Writing Competitions

Wealden Writers – Adult Short Story Competition

Wealden Writers - Adult Short Story Competition Hailsham Festival 2021 Closing date 1st Sept 2021 Title:   A World Without  - (Considering conservation and global warming) Open to age 18 and over Maximum 500 words Work must be typewritten, double spaced, with The Title and the number of words shown on each sheet. Contact details, name … Continue reading Wealden Writers – Adult Short Story Competition

Online Event

If you are 18 or under and enjoy painting, drawing, sculpting or photography, we would love to be able to see and share your work on our website. Please follow this link to upload up to 2 images to the site. We look forward to seeing your work! We are also delighted to be able … Continue reading

Saturday Mornings – September 4th and 11th

Vicarage Field Hailsham

Saturday 4th and Saturday 11th September -  10.00am -2.00pm Vicarage Field, Hailsham Free Come along to Vicarage Fields in the centre of town and enjoy music provided by Rick Bonner (4th) and Milton Hide 11th) as well as children’s crafts with Crafty Annie. Rick Bonner (September 4th) As a highly acclaimed and much sought after … Continue reading Saturday Mornings – September 4th and 11th

Mayor’s Concert

Hailsham Parish Church High Street, Hailsham

Saturday, September 4th. 2.00pm - 3.30pm Hailsham Parish Church  Free  Join us for this free concert at Hailsham Parish Church at which we will welcome the town’s mayor. The concert will include performances by Hailsham Choral Society, Bourne to Sing with the Warbleton Warblers and trumpeter, Marcus Plant. Hailsham Choral are very pleased to have … Continue reading Mayor’s Concert

Afternoon Tea Quiz

James West Centre Brunel Drive, Hailsham

Following the great success of previous years, Environment Hailsham, Hailsham Lions and Hailsham FM are delighted to be hosting a Family Tea Quiz with tea and a homemade cake selection, plus a unique prize raffle. There will be a wide selection of questions aimed at the young and not-so-young but an afternoon of fun is … Continue reading Afternoon Tea Quiz

Adult Contemporary Dance

Sjaan Dance Academy 14 St Mary's Walk, Hailsham

Monday 6th September at 20:15, £5 per person (please pay on the day) The Sjaan Dance Academy, 14 St Mary’s Walk Delve into contemporary dance to develop your agility, strength and stamina.  Contemporary is a form of expressive dance that combines components of different dance genres such as classical ballet, modern, lyrical and jazz styles.   … Continue reading Adult Contemporary Dance


Intermediate Bass Guitar Workshop

Online Event

7th September - 7.30pm Online Event Tickets - £7.50 available from 26th July at wwww.ticketsource.co.uk/hailsham-festival (booking fee applies) Join us as we break down the elements to a successful bass line – the theory behind the biggest, baddest riffs and how to create your own! Focusing on the rhythmic and harmonic tools that will step … Continue reading Intermediate Bass Guitar Workshop


Murder Mystery Night

Romeo and Juliet Resturant 7, High Street, Hailsham

September 8.   7:00 pm - 10:00 pm -ish.. Romeo & Juliet Restaurant - 7, High Street, Hailsham Tickets - £25 available from July 26th at www.ticketsource.co.uk/hailsham-festival (booking fee applies)   Enjoy a delicious 3-course meal at this popular new Italian restaurant, whilst you try to solve the murder that has been played out before you.  … Continue reading Murder Mystery Night


Salsa Fitness

Sjaan Dance Academy 14 St Mary's Walk, Hailsham

Thursday 9th September at 11:00, £5 per person (please pay on the day) The Sjaan Dance Academy, 14 St Mary’s Walk Taking place in our fantastic new studio, Salsa Fitness is an exciting and enjoyable way to feel energised and uplifted whilst burning the calories!  Salsa dancing helps improve circulation and strengthens muscle and bone … Continue reading Salsa Fitness


Festival Film – Distant Bridges

Hailsham Pavilion George Street, Hailsham

9th September. 7.30pm Hailsham Pavilion, George Street Tickets - £5 A most evocative film of love, war and death in a small community in England during 1914-1918. The battle scenes were filmed in Hellingly and many local people were involved on-screen and in the production team Hailsham Pavilion Tickets from https://hailshampavilion.co.uk