• Binsted Arts Festival 7-9 June 2019

      List of Events


      Most events are in St Mary’s church, Binsted, BN18 0LL, and walks start from there.

      Art workshops are held at Stable Cottage, BN18 0LL.

      HOW TO BOOK?

      Booking opens in April.  More information on the programme, and how to book, will be posted in late March.

      Friday 7 June

      10.30-12.30: Printing workshop led by Slindon artist David Peduzzi, exploring the possibilities of pattern, composition and colour using simple printmaking techniques.    12 places.   £15.00.

      2.30-4.00: Talk by West Sussex novelist Juliet West about her novel, ‘The Faithful’, set in the ‘Blackshirt’ summer camps of 1930s Sussex.   £7.50.

      7.00-9.00: Poetry evening: prize-giving by judge James Simpson for the Binsted Prize.   Hear the winning poets and the judge read their work, with musical interludes.   Free event.

      Saturday 8 June

      10.30-12.30: ‘To baldly go: Exploring Sussex with a videocamera’: talk by pioneering countryside journalist Richard Vobes, ‘the Bald Explorer’.   £7.50.

      3.00-4.30: Illustrated talk by poet and painter Annie Freud, daughter of Lucien, about her life and influences, with readings.   £7.50.

      7.30-9.30: Drip Action Theatre Company presents their latest production, humorous, entertaining and calculated to leave the audience moved.   £12.00.

      Sunday 9 June

      10.00-12.30: ‘The plants of Ancient Woodland’: walk in Binsted Woods led by Nick Sturt and Frances Abraham, co-authors of the new ‘Flora of Sussex’.   25 places.   £10.

      3.00-5.00: A Binsted ‘Tree of Life’: art workshop using silver coated copper wire, led by stone sculptor Janine Creaye, creator of the Binsted ‘Waymarker’.   12 places.     £15.00.

      6.30-8.00: Concert by Duck Soup, ebullient traditional and world music band with marimba, melodeon, guitars and voice led by Dan Quinn.   £10.00.























































































































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      2019 Festival Programme

      when ready



      Booking details for the poetry competition can be found on www.binsted.org/poetry-comp-19 

      Places on xxxxxx are limited so please enquire first. If you book and then cannot attend, please inform us so that someone else can be offered a place.

      • Click here to download the BOOKING FORM as a Word document (if not seen, look in Downloads)

        Click here to download the BOOKING FORM as a PDF

      • Email: bafbooking@edmart.plus.com

      • Phone: 01243 555778

      • By post: 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.


      • St Mary’s Church, Binsted, is at BN18 0LL. If coming west along the A27, take left turn signed ‘Binsted’. Satnav and Google maps suggest a left turn nearer Arundel goes through to Binsted – it doesn’t.

      PARKING: No parking in Binsted Lane. For St Mary’s Church, parking is at the Old Rectory, just past St Mary’s Church on the left. For Mill Ball, turn in and park in the grounds.

      The nearest train station is Barnham. There is a taxi office next to the station (01243 551753).


      Events at a Glance


      Friday 7 June


      Saturday 8 June


      Sunday 9 June




      About the Festival


      The Binsted Arts Festival builds on the long-held attraction of Binsted near Arundel and the wider Sussex countryside for artists and writers.  

      It involves the local community and anyone with a feeling for these special places in artistic activity enjoyment and learning today, at locations in and around the village of Binsted.   

      Our 2018 Arts Festival theme was a celebration of ideas of 'Country'.  

      Click here to read the June 2018 Binsted Arts Festival Report

      Click here to read the June 2017 Binsted Arts Festival Report

      Click here to read the June 2016 Binsted Arts Festival Report



      How you can join in


      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).  

      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
                             Gilly McCadden - artist, Binsted resident
                             Susan Martineau - Walberton resident
                             Susan Elphick - Binsted resident
                              Joanna Shackleton - Walberton resident
                              Gill Powell-Jones - Walberton resident

      Website           Mike Tristram - Binsted resident