• Binsted Arts Festival 4th &10-12th June 2022

      CLICK HERE for the full 2022 Festival Programme

      Booking Form - WORD version

      Booking Form - PDF version

      ALSO:  Click here for the 2022 Binsted Poetry Competition info

      Events are in St Mary’s church, Binsted, BN18 0LL unless otherwise stated

      Saturday 4 June    

      2.00 pm – 4.00 pm   £7.50   Talk by Martin D W Jones:

             When Binsted Caught the Gothic Bug
                - How St Mary’s Came to Look the Way We Expect Churches to Look 

      Friday 10 June    

      2.00 pm – 3.30 pm   £7.50   Talk by Oliver Hawkins;

            Dickens’s Women  

      6.30 pm – 8.30 pm  free event

               Poetry evening
               -  with competition prize-giving
      , and readings by prizewinners and judge Naomi Foyle

      Saturday 11 June    

      10.00 am – 12.00 pm  £10.00  Guided walk led by Tony Whitbread

               Binsted’s Wildlife and the A27 Arundel Bypass
               - Meet at St Mary’s Church, Binsted 

      2.00 pm – 5.00 pm   £15.00  Workshop led by Mike Copley:

            Pottery workshop
               -  Forge Gallery, Walberton 

      7.00 pm – 9.00 pm   £12.00  Performance by Simon Brett

            Lines of Enquiry: a rhyming crime show
              -  written and performed by Simon Brett

      Sunday 12 June

      11.30 am – 1.00 pm   £7.50  Talk by James McInnes:

           Halnaker Hill and Beyond: Exploring the Past 

      6.30 pm – 8.30 pm   free event   Introduced by David Johnson

           Climate emergency: reflecting on climate change
              - through poetry and prose, with kora music


      For 'How to Book' and 'Where to find us', see the Full Programme which you can download here.


      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.   

      In 2020 and 2021, due to Covid, the Binsted Arts Festival was restricted to the Poetry Competition only:
      Click here for the 2021 Poetry Competition
      Click here for hte 2020 Poetry Competition

      Click here to read the June 2019 Binsted Arts Festival Program

      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