The full programme for the 2015 Adur Festival has been unveiled and, with more events registered than ever before there is something for everyone; the programme reflects the community-focused character of the festival, as events have been organised by local groups and societies, individuals, and local government bodies.
Festival co-ordinator Mella Faye-Punchard said, “The festival has grown again, and the programme is bursting with such a wide variety of events and activities, it’s really exciting. The launch night had a real buzz, and we’re now looking forward to the opening of the festival itself on May 30th.”
There are events such as concerts, children’s activities, fetes and festivals, films screenings, guided walks, talks, workshops, and more, with plenty to choose from all across the district, such as a pair of pop-up tea rooms in Lancing, craft workshops in Sompting, and historical walks and folk concerts in Shoreham.
Community groups such as Southwick Christian Community Church, Adur East Lions, and the Southwick Society are putting on events, and one in particular to look forward to is the return of the Adur East Lions Donkey Derby. Other outdoor events include the Glastonwick Beer Festival at Church Farm and the Herons Dale Primary School Summer Fayre.
Local authorities are also contributing to the programme. West Sussex Library Service are organising events at Shoreham, Southwick, and Lancing libraries; and Adur & Worthing Councils are hosting a family fun day at the recreation ground in Shoreham, featuring a wide range of entertainment and activities.
Ropetackle Arts Centre is again hosting a fantastic programme of famous names encompassing live music, comedy, theatre, and family events. Highlights at Ropetackle include veteran folk singer Peggy Seeger, political cartoonist and satirist Steve Bell, R&B singer Ruby Turner, and cult British blues band Nine Below Zero.
The festival concludes with a trio of street parties on June 13 in Shoreham, Lancing, and Southwick, featuring spectacular street performers, food and drink, and workshops.
Some events are ticketed, such as those at Ropteackle, and are now on sale. For details of where to buy tickets visit the festival website www.adurfestival.co.uk