Hurst Festival 2013
Hurst Festival is now in its ninth year. It’s a two week celebration of every sort of talent and enthusiasm that we can find in and around Hurstpierpoint and beyond, and happens during the last two weeks of September each year. If you’ve a few minutes to look at our website, you’ll see the scope of what we do. www.hurstfestival.org. We are a Mid-Sussex community of some 5,000 people just north of the South Downs, about 10 miles from Brighton.
As part of the Festival, every year, we put on an art exhibition in Holy Trinity, our parish church. We’ve had fine art, sculpture, photography, textiles, printing, wedding dresses, flower festival, ‘unexpected art’ by people who are blind or have other disabilities, children’s art, and much more. We try to do something new and different each year. The exhibition is open throughout the Festival. We have stewards on duty at all opening times. We don’t directly sell the works on show, but are very happy to put people in touch with the artists, a number of whom have received commissions and sales as a result.
We are just completing a huge improvement and renovation project in the church with glass-walled rooms constructed and fantastic engraved glass entrance doors. The stained glass windows have been cleaned (for the first time in about a hundred years, we think!) and the building has beautiful and varied light sources. So this year we want to focus the exhibition on ‘Glassworks’.
Please do get in touch if you’d like to know more about us. I do hope to hear from you.
Margaret Carey Trustee, Hurst Festival