Friday 20 October

Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

Crowborough Festival Events is delighted to present an evening with the fabulous Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra on Friday 20 October at the Community Centre. As well as the 26 piece orchestra playing music from Bach to Monteverdi there will be guest sopranos to serenade the audience. This promises to be a wonderful entertaining evening of music…

Monday 28 August (Bank Holiday)

Money raised from Hospital Fete beats previous record

Crowborough Hospital’s annual fete organised by volunteers from The Friends of Crowborough Hospital has raised over £15,000. Helped by the glorious weather on Monday, the amount raised, beats the previous two years. The ever popular event which has been in existence for some 50 years and attracts not only locals but visitors from other parts of…

Monday 28 August (Bank Holiday)

Crowborough Hospital Fete

On the Festival Blog we’ll be posting various local news items and comments linked but not exclusively to the Crowborough Community Festival. The next festival will not take place until 2019 but the Festival Association intends to organise it’s own one-off events throughout the coming year so please keep an eye on our posts both on this blog and…

Crowborough Community Festival

May

Festival Farewell

The Crowborough Community Festival ended with the big band sounds of the Swing Shift Band on Saturday 27 May. Over the course of the month thousands of local people have enjoyed a variety of events from The Lost World Fund day on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May through to Choir Workshops inspiring hundreds of people to experience the joy of…

Thurstons Magic Show Postcard

Friday 26 May

Palace of Illusions

For one night only you’ll be transported to a higher plain of consciousness haha… on the other slight of hand, you could just sit back and enjoy a magical evening of mirth, mystery and tongue -in- cheek mind reading. In the first half of the show, Crowborough’s own master of the mysterious, Bertie Pearce will mesmerise the…

Saturday 20 May and Sunday 21 May

Beyond Baker Street

Still a few tickets left for the weekend performances of the Crowborough Players Beyond Baker Street theatrical experience. Travel back in time as you explore the life and times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This immersive experience will transport you to the locations and key events in Conan Doyle’s life as you are guided through…

Thursday 18 May

Conan Doyle: The Man who Created Sherlock Holmes

Biographer and broadcaster, Andrew Lycett will be giving an illustrated talk based on his book Conan Doyle: The Man who Created Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle’s literary achievements have been to a large extent been overshadowed by the character he created known as the world’s most famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle lived in Crowborough for many…

Saturday 13th May

Only a few places left for Joy of Singing

There are now only a few places left for the morning and afternoon choral workshops being held at All Saints Church on Saturday 13 May. Even if you are a complete beginner, you will acquire some expert advice on how to find your inner voice. The morning session is an introduction to good singing technique…

Sunday 7th May

Food fair

Following on from the success of the Lost World Fun Day, in spite of challenging weather and some 2000 visitors, our next big festival event is the Crowborough Food Fair held outside and around the town’s Community Centre and Pine Grove car park on Sunday 7 May. As well as a great assortment of artisan food stalls…