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

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

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 (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


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  


Party in the Garden

The King's Head, South Road South Road, Hailsham

Saturday, September 11th.  1.00pm - 6.00pm King’s Head, South Road Free Entry Come along for a relaxing afternoon in the King’s Head Garden and listen to 4 bands with strong local connections -  the Ragati String Band, Centre Excuse, The 4 Blind Nuns and the Stray Dogs. The Ragati String Band Centre Excuse The 4 … Continue reading Party in the Garden

Harpist Over Dinner

bucklers cafe St Mary's Walk, Hailsham

Margaret Watson, our local professional harpist will give a short, very amusing, talk about her life as a harpist. This will be followed by a 3-course meal, with pre-selected menu, whilst Margaret entertains us with some beautiful music from all genres. This promises to be a very enjoyable experience in lovely intimate surroundings. Menu choices … Continue reading Harpist Over Dinner


String! Launch Party

Marlow Ropes

Hailsham Festival is very grateful to Marlow Ropes for offering to host the official public launch of String! -  our brand new, specially-commissioned musical set in Hailsham and the surrounding area. The event will be held in the new function room at the Marlow Head Office and will include live music, presentations, a song from the … Continue reading String! Launch Party

Jazz Night

B12 Wine Bar and Kitchen 12 High Street, Hailsham

Jazz Night with Peter Willson and his band, and featuring Linda Francis. Fri 17th Sept  at B12 Wine bar and Kitchen, commencing at 7.30pm. There is an open invitation to anyone who wishes to come along with their instruments, or just their talent, to jam with us. Entry free. B12 Wine Bar and Kitchen

Nostalgia Day

Hailsham Cattle Market Site Market St, Hailsham

In collaboration with String! the musical, we are hosting a nostalgia day. Come and re-live a little of the past and perhaps add a memory to our ropewalk of memories. Free Entry Hailsham Cattle Market Site 11.00am - 4.00pm

String! – a New Musical for Hailsham

Hailsham Pavilion George Street, Hailsham

String! is a brand new, specially-commissioned musical set in Hailsham and the surrounding area and probably the most ambitious project the festival has undertaken in its 15 year history. This Showcase Concert of songs from the show with a dozen solo singers, promises to be one of the highlights of our 2021 Festival. The narrator will be … Continue reading String! – a New Musical for Hailsham