• Binsted Arts Festival 2017

      The 2017 Binsted Arts Festival will run from Thursday 8 June to Sunday 11 June.   

      The overall theme is a 'Harvest' of rural life in Sussex, and celebrating the Binsted countryside. Click here for directions.


      Please click here to download the booking form in Word; alternatively click here to view it as a pdf.

      Workshops have limited places, mainly a maximum of 8 – please enquire first as to availability.
      If you book a workshop place and then cannot attend, please inform us so that someone else can be offered a place.
      Three ways to book:

      • Post form to: Binsted Arts Festival, Manor Lodge, The Street, Walberton, BN18 0PJ.
        For events with a charge please send a cheque made out to 'Binsted Arts'.  
        Tickets reserved will be available at the event.
      • Email: bafbooking@edmart.plus.com.                
      • Phone: 01243 555778. 


      Thursday  8 June

      Led  by Mike Copley
      Forge Gallery,  Walberton,  10.30 am - 12.30 pm    £10.00    Click here for more information

      with  musical  illustrations - 'Nursery Notions: The Illustration,  Music and History of Nursery Rhymes'. By Jeremy  Barlow, music historian and leader of the Broadside  Band, and former resident in Binsted.  
      Binsted  Church,  2 -  3.30  pm   £5.00    Click here for more information


      'Sussex Traditions: A Window on the Old Ways'  

      [Chris Hare's closely related 'Secret Shore' talk has been cancelled due to family circumstances]

      Project Manager Mark Broad and volunteers from new charity 'Sussex Traditions', two of whose Trustees come from Binsted, will talk about and show the archive of traditional songs, stories, crafts and customs connected with Sussex, which they are gathering and making available via www.sussextraditions.org  

      Binsted Church, 7.30 - 9 pm    £5.00     Click here for more information

      Friday  9 June

      Led  by David Peduzzi
      Stable  Cottage,  Binsted,  10.30 am - 12.30 pm    £10.00    Click here for more information

      'Archaeology and Binsted 's past '  
      By Dr Matt Pope of University College London,
       and Dr Emma Tristram of Binsted who discovered the moot mound in 2016.  
      Starting from Binsted  Church,  2.00 - 3.30 pm  £5.00    Click here for more information

      'History, Wildlife & Conservation on the Slindon Estate'
      By  National  Trust wardens Katie Archer and Bob Epsom.  
      Binsted Church, 7.30 - 9 pm    £5.00     Click here for more information

      Saturday  10 June

      'The Legend of  Binsted',  specially created stories for adults and older children.
      By storyteller Michael O'Leary
      Binsted Church,  10.30 - 12.00 pm   £5.00   Click here for more information

      'The Village', a sequence of songs, music and words
      By  traditional  folk  musicians Cotillion.  
      Binsted Church, 3 - 4.30 pm  £5.00   Click here for more information

      Prize-giving for the poetry competition (theme of 'Harvest' ) and readings by Clare Best, competition judge, and James Simpson, Sussex writer and poet of the natural world.  

      Binsted Church,  7.30 - 9 pm   Free  event   Click here for more information

      Sunday 11 June

      Creating  'tree  ornaments' from  wire,  found natural objects, paper and glue.  
      Led by Janine Creaye.
      Stable  Cottage,  Binsted,  10.30 am -  12.30 pm  £10.00   Click here for more information

      A spiritual celebration of arts and the countryside with music, hymns and readings, in the Christian tradition in our nine-centuries-old church
      Led by Walberton resident and 2016 Binsted Arts Festival Commended poet, Bishop Michael Langrish.
      Binsted  Church, 4 - 5.15 pm  Free event   Click here for more information

      Traditional folksongs evening.   Join in or listen, word sheets supplied.  
      Led by Binsted's Mike Tristram and Tony Elphick with Sussex Traditions friends, singers and players. 
      The Black Horse, Binsted, 6.30 - 8.30pm  Free event .  Bar but no kitchen on this occasion.   
      Click here for more information

      By Priscilla Ritchie at the Forge Gallery, 29 April to 7 May & 8 - 18 June, Free.
      Click here for more information.  

      Click here to download the full program

      The Arts Committee would be happy to hear your thoughts and if you would like to contribute in any way, for example:

      Would you like to contribute Art, Performance or Writing, or just be kept informed?

      If you have ideas which might feature in one of our festivals or future publications, please Email Emma Tristram (Binsted Arts committee member).  For example:

      • Do you know of old or new paintings of a building or view in Binsted?  
      • Have you written about Binsted, poetry or prose? 

      If you have not received newsletters about the Festival before, please let us know your email address so we can keep in touch about the Arts Festival and any other Binsted Arts events. 



      Committee for Binsted Arts

      All committee members are residents of or are otherwise connected with Binsted

      Chair               Camilla Lambert - Walberton resident and poet 
      Secretary         Emma Tristram - ed. 'Binsted & Beyond', writer, Binsted resident
      Treasurer         Isabel Thurston - Barnham resident
                             Melanie Penycate - Walberton resident and poet, The Forge Gallery
                             Susan McGowan - former Walberton resident, now Tangmere
                             Jo Kemp - former Binsted resident, now Warningcamp
                             Gilly McCadden - artist, Binsted resident
                             Susan Martineau - Walberton resident
                             Susan Elphick - Binsted resident
                              Susan Sargeant - Walberton resident

      Website           Mike Tristram - Binsted resident