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

Intermediate Bass Guitar Workshop

Online Event

7th September - 7.30pm Online Event Tickets - £7.50 available from 26th July at (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


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

All-Comers Orchestra

Hellingly Community Hub 144 Hawks Road, Hailsham

Sunday 12th September - 2.00pm - 5.00pm Hellingly Community Hub, Hellingly BN27 4EP Tickets £5.00 (Under 16s - £3) available from July 26th at (booking fee applies) Did you play an instrument when you were at school only to give up? Is it gathering dust in the loft or under the bed? Why not … Continue reading All-Comers Orchestra

Beginners’ Piano and Keyboard Workshop

Hellingly Community Hub 144 Hawks Road, Hailsham

Tickets - £5  (Under 14's £2.50) Book online from July 26th at (booking fee applies) A fun way to start piano and keyboard playing. All ages from 8 – 98. Keyboards supplied. You need no previous experience to take part in this informal workshop. Or perhaps you started to learn as a child but gave … Continue reading Beginners’ Piano and Keyboard Workshop

Riff-Writing for the Aspiring Session Guitarist

Online Event

Online Event Tickets - £7.50 from July 26th at (booking fee applies) A deep dive into the world of guitar riffs through a variety of genres, including Rock, Metal, Disco and more. We’ll analyse how these riffs work within the songs and look at ways to improve your own riff-writing abilities! The session will be … Continue reading Riff-Writing for the Aspiring Session Guitarist


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

Singing Workshop

Love to sing? Even if you don’t think you can? Join Laura Heales, for an enjoyable hour of singing and exploring your voice. You will learn a song and some simple techniques that will help you enjoy your voice more. Most important, you will experience the fun to be had in singing together. This is … Continue reading Singing Workshop


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