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Upcoming Events



1 Oct - 18 Nov: Sarah Duffield Exhibition

Art by Sarah Duffield

Sarah Duffield is exhibiting her work in A Different Way of Seeing at Horsham Museum, running until 18 November. For more details visit Sarah’s website at http://www.sduffieldart.co.uk/ 

6 Oct - 4 Nov: Shocktober Fest at Tulleys

Tulleys Farm

Since 2008, Shocktober Fest at Tulley’s Farm in Crawley has regularly won the title of the UK's No.1 Halloween attraction. The scream park is back and scarier than ever with eight haunted attractions, live music and food. The phenomenal haunts for 2017 include the coven of 13 twisted clowns, the chop shop, the creepy cottage and the Horrorwood haunted hayride.Tickets are now on sale for Shocktober, held from 6 October to 4 November. Shocktober Fest is a 12A rated attraction, and children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.www.tulleysfarm.com

16 Oct- 19 Nov: Helen Budgen Exhibition

Art by Helen Budgen

West Chiltington artist Helen Budgen exhibits her work in the gallery at The Capitol Art Gallery from 16 October -19 November. Helen enjoys the process of creating loose, colourful watercolours and is inspired by nature and the beautiful Sussex countryside. Entry is free.

19 Oct - 20 Dec: Christmas Card Shop

Card artist John Davies

The Horsham charity Christmas card shop will be opening its doors on Thursday 19 October at Horsham Museum in the Causeway.  The shop sells a wonderful choice of great value cards, wrapping paper and gift tags from local and national charities. The shop is open until 20 December. Pictured: Christmas card artist John Davies

3 November: Holbrook Club Fireworks

Holbrook Fireworks

The fireworks night at The Holbrook Club in Horsham will be held on Friday 3 November, with doors opening at 5pm. The spectacular fireworks display starts at 7.30pm with other attractions including Punch & Judy magic shows, bouncy castles, BBQ and live music. This year’s event will support St Catherine’s Hospice. Early bird tickets cost £6 (members £4) with reduced rates for children from (01403) 751150 or www.theholbrookclub.co.uk

4 November: Horsham Rugby Club Fireworks


Horsham Rugby Club’s fireworks display and bonfire night will be held on Saturday 4 November, from 5-11pm

8-31 Dec: Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk will be this year’s pantomime at The Capitol in Horsham. The pantomime, sponsored by Brock Taylor, will run from 8 - 31 December. This wonderful tale of good triumphing over evil sees Jack Trott, a boy from the village, becoming a hero and winning Princess Apricot's heart. The panto stars Olly Pike, James Fletcher, Chris Edgerley, Jill Greenacre, Lauren Osborne, Richard Alan and Hywel Dowsell. Tickets from (01403) 750220 orwww.thecapitolhorsham.com





8 Nov: NADFAS Talk

Naffs 2016 Lecture

The Arts Society Horsham hosts a series of lectures at the Capitol, Horsham, over the coming months. On Wednesday 8 November, Frank Woodgate talks about Ai Weiwei in his talk Everything is Art, Art is Everything in Politics. Lectures start at 10.45am, with coffee available from 09.45am.  Visitors are welcome with an admission fee of £5. The Arts Society Horsham was formerly known as The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Horsham.



9 Nov - 24 Dec: Fishers Farm Christmas

Christmas at Fishers Farm

Fishers Adventure Farm Park is gearing up for another festive season, with Santa in his grotto on selected dates from 25 November. The pantomime combines spectacular scenery, music and songs, with performances held from 9 – 24 December. For tickets visit www.fishersfarmpark.co.uk

10 Nov: Ashington Fireworks Display

Ashington Fireworks

Ashington Fireworks Extravaganza is held at Ashington CofE First School on Friday 10 November from 5.30pm. Tickets in advance cost £3 (£10 for a family of four ticket) or £3.50 on the door and are available at Ashington School and Ashington Pharmacy. Fireworks by Aurora with BBQ, raffle, tombola and stalls. For more details email office@ashington.w-sussex.sch.uk

11 Nov: Barns Green Craft and Gift Fair

Church at Itchingfield

A Craft and Gift Fair will be held at Barns Green Village Hall on Saturday 11 November, from 10 - 3pm. An interesting variety of stall holders will be selling hand-made crafts, personal and seasonal gifts, with refreshments. Entry is free. The event is held in aid of St Nicolas Church, Itchingfield.  

14-18 Nov: HAODS - The Witches of Eastwick

The Witches of Eastwick

Horsham Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society (HAODS) presents The Witches of Eastwick at The Capitol from 14 - 18 November. The production features stunning music from a trio of talented witches, with energetic dance numbers. The show also presents the company with technical challenges, including flying witches.  It’s Stepford Wives, Hunger Games and Desperate Housewives rolled into one! Tickets from (01403) 750220 orwww.thecapitolhorsham.com

18 Nov: Horsham Painting Group Exhibition


The Horsham Painting Group is holding its autumn exhibition and sale at the Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL on Saturday 18 November, from 10am - 4pm. Original works by members of the group will be on sale. Admission is free. www.horshampaintinggroup.co.uk

18 Nov: West Sussex Philharmonic Choir

West Sussex Philharmonic Choir

West Sussex Philharmonic Choir will be singing Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus at St Mary's Church, Horsham, on Saturday 18 November, at 7.30pm. Tickets £14 on the door. www.westsussexphilharmonicchoir.org.uk

18 Nov: Coolham Live Music Club

Cool ham Live Music Club

Coolham Live Music Club hosts a double header on Saturday 18 November. Ask Sally featuring Tommy Hare and the Elles Bailey Trio, provide a musical night of the highest quality. Bristol-based singer/songwriter Elles seamlessly weaves rootsy blues, country and rock with a contemporary edge and her trademark ‘smoky vocals’ taking the lead. Tommy Hare and his new band, Ask Sally played at Coolham in May. Tommy's vocals and guitar mesh with the violin of Duncan Menzies and a double bass. There will be no licenced bar, so feel free to bring your own refreshments.Tickets £15 from coolhamtickets@gmail.com www.coolhamlivemusicclub.com

25 Nov: Horsham Symphony Orchestra Concert

Horsham Symphony Orchestra

Horsham Symphony Orchestra opens its 2017 - 2018 concert season with two masterpieces of orchestral repertoire at The Capitol on Saturday 25 November, from 7pm. The first half of the concert features Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, featuring legendary American pianist Joel Sachs as soloist. After the interval, the orchestra performs Sibelius’ exhilarating Fifth Symphony. Tickets cost £14 from (01403) 750220 orwww.thecapitolhorsham.com

25 Nov: Fair-trade Christmas market

Fairtrade Market

A Fairtrade Christmas Market will be held at St John’s RC Church Hall on Saturday 25 November, from 10am – 4pm. This is a great opportunity to buy ethical Christmas presents, choosing from a wide variety of fairly-traded crafts from across the world. The stallholders are very knowledgeable about their products. 

26 Nov: Wedding Fair in Mannings Heath

Manning Heath Golf Club

A wedding fair will be held at Mannings Heath Golf Club and Wine Estate on Sunday 26 November, from 11am – 3pm. Walk around the venue and meet a handpicked selection of recommended suppliers. Entry is free. For details email weddings@manningsheath.com

29 Nov - 3 Feb: Michael Vickers Exhibition

Tigers (Pic: Michael Vickers)

Amateur photographer Michael Vickers will be exhibiting his fascinating images of tigers in an exhibition at Horsham Museum on 29 November - 3 February 2018. Michael, recently featured in AAH, photographs tigers in their natural environment and provides support to charities protecting wildlife. Prints are available to buy at the exhibition, with Michael donating all profits Tiger Awareness.www.tigersintheforest.co.uk

2 Dec: Steyning Arts Christmas

Art by Sarah Duffield

teyning Arts’ Christmas event will be held at the Steyning Centre on Saturday 2 December. The event offers a chance to buy a unique gift as well as meeting talented artists and seeing their work. www.steyningarts.co.uk

2 Dec: Horsham Chamber Choir Concert

Horsham Chamber Choir

Horsham Chamber Choir presents Monteverdi: A Christmas Vespers at St Mary’s Church, Horsham, on Saturday 2 December. Hear vespers by Claudio Monteverdi, including Beatus Vir, to celebrating the 450th anniversary of his birth. This is followed by seasonal music from the 20th century including Elgar’s beautiful The Snow for choir, piano and two violins. Mulled apple juice will be served from 4pm and the concert will end by 6.30pm. Tickets £13 (Under 18s, £6) from www.horsham-chamberchoir.org.uk

2 Dec: Pier Pressure at Holbrook

Pier Pressure

A Christmas event will be held in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice at the Holbrook Club on Saturday 2 December, from 7:45pm. Ska and soul covers band Pier Pressure provide lively rendition of classic tracks, whilst comedian Phil Reid and Horsham singer Jodie Denman also perform. Tickets cost £10 from 07519 847152 or www.skiddle.com

2 Dec: Coolham Live Music Club Christmas Gig

Coolham Live Music Club

Coolham Live Music Club has announced a special charity Christmas gig on Saturday 2 December. Guitarist Dave Ital brings his Ital Rhythm and Blues Band, with Jo Harman performing vocals for one night only. Tickets for this charity fundraiser cost £25 from coolhamtickets@gmail.com

3, 10 & 17 Dec: Horsham Christmas Markets

Horsham Market

Christmas Markets will be held in Horsham on Sundays 3, 10 and 17 December (10am - 4pm) andFriday 22 December (9am - 4pm). These markets feature festive entertainment and live music alongside a range of seasonal food, drink, treats and gifts. The regular market will be closed on Thursday 28 December and Saturday 30 December.

8 December: Mediaeval Baebes at St Mary's

The Mediaeval Baebes

The Mediaeval Baebes’ Christmas Carol Tour visits St Mary’s Church, Horsham on Friday 8 December. The internationally-renowned choral group will be performing Christmas carol classics from their top ten album, Of Kings & Angels, the uplifting title theme for TV’s Victoria as well as other contemporary and traditional songs. Tickets cost £25 from www.mediaevalbaebes.com 



9 Dec: Twinning Association Carol Concert

Horsham Pleasure Singers

Horsham Twinning Association will be joined by the Pleasure Singers (pictured) for the French and German group’s annual carol concert at the Unitarian Church, Worthing Road, Horsham on Saturday 9 December. Carols will be sung in English, French and German and will be followed by Glu wine, mulled wine, stollen (fruit bread), mince pies, French bread, cheese and soft drinks. Horsham town is twinned with Lage in Germany and St-Maixent-l'Ecole in France.

9 Dec: St Mary's House Christmas Cracker

St Mary's Bramber

St Mary’s House in Bramber hosts its traditional Christmas Cracker on Saturday 9 December, from 3pm. This celebration of Christmas includes songs, carols and seasonal readings, with choices from Peter Thorogood’s archive of poetry and prose. Actors Susan Jameson and James Bolam, stars of the BBC drama New Tricks, soprano Janice Watson, baritone Giles White and the pianist and composer Terence Allbright will be among the performers on the day. Tickets cost £37.50 from www.stmarysbramber.co.uk

10 December: Ashington Toy Fair

Ashington Toy Fair

Ashington Toy and Collectors Fairs will be held at Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, on Sunday 10 December from 10am – 2pm. For details call Pete on 01424 846676. For more details visit http://www.modelcarmart.com/ashington

16 Dec: Carols in the Carfax

Christmas in Carfax

The Horsham Churches Together Christmas Event will be held on the Carfax Bandstand on Saturday 16 December, from 11am – 4pm. A children’s musical nativity is held at 11am, before a nativity trail and Christmas concert at 12pm. The carol service is at 3.30pm. http://horshamct.org.uk/

- 30 Dec: Gordon Rushmer's Watercolours

Art by Gordon Rushmer

Gordon Rushmer holds an intimate exhibition of his art in the watercolour gallery at Horsham Museum & Art Gallery, showing now until 30 December. Curated by Gordon, the exhibition marks the publication of his limited edition book, Every Picture Tells a Story. The book follows Gordon’s artistic journey, from illustrating for Airfix models to becoming a war artist and an Honorary Royal Marine serving on the front line in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gordon also explores the rural tranquility of the Weald. www.horshammuseum.org 

29 Mar: The Magic of Hollywood

The Magic of Hollywood

Pasha Kovalev from Strictly Come Dancing returns to The Capitol with a new show, The Magic of Hollywood, on Thursday 29 March 2018. The show will be packed with glitz and glamour as Pasha takes to the stage with fellow dancer Anya Garnis and his superb team. A 'meet and greet' is held before the show. Tickets for the meet and greet are an additional £20. Tickets £26.50 from (01403) 750220 or www.thecapitolhorsham.com