G R A F F H A M
F E S T I V A L

... a summer arts celebration

23 June - 01 July 2018

Here we go again! Graffham is celebrating The Arts once more. The program is an enjoyable venture into the wealth of creative talent within our downland village. There are events and activities to suit everyone.

Tickets for most events are available through this website. Tickets for some events tickets may also be available on the door, but will subject to a £2 surcharge (unless otherwise stated). Please note that the box office for each event closes 24 hours before the event start. Advanced booking is essential for all workshops.

If you would like to be involved in the festival in any way, please email info@graffhamfestival.co.uk.

SATURDAY 23

The Art of War

A talk by Richard Bailey, 100 years after the end of World War I.

Jazz with Gin

An evening of jazz with Richard Bailey. Hors d'oeuvres included, plus bar featuring Chilgrove gin cocktails.

SUNDAY 24

Festival Church Service

The church will be beautifully decorated by flower arrangers from the village. Creations in clay by children from Graffham CE Infant School will be on display.

Come and Sing

Workshop then performance of Vivaldi's Gloria. Scores available but please bring yours if you have one. Refreshments available.

MONDAY 25

Art Talks

'The story of the art at Goodwood House' by Louise Barstow, guide of the Goodwood House collection. Our second talk, by Howard Smith - a recognised Eagle specialist, is an in depth exploration of one of the giants of Graphic Art: Frank Hampson, the creator of the world famous comic and the man behind "Dan Dare". These talks will open your eyes to the range of the creative Arts. Bar available.

TUESDAY 26

Painting Day

Facilitated by Richard Davidson. Open to all abilities and mediums, with a choice of subject matter and location. Tickets: £5 available in advance from Richard Davidson on 01798 867232 or richard.davidson@btinternet.com. Bring refreshments.

Seaford Selection

An evening of entertainment provided by the pupils of Seaford College School.

WEDNESDAY 27

Jewellery Workshop

Learn how to make a simple wire weave pendant with expert jeweller Jane Stickley. Each participant will go home with a completed piece. All materials (wire and stones) and tools will be provided but if you have any of your own tools do please bring them with you. Places limited to a maximum of 4 per class. Tea and coffee will be provided.

South Downs Folk Singers

The South Downs Folk Singers will entertain with an informal concert. Come and join us for an evenng of Sussex folk songs. In the garden if weather is fine.

THURSDAY 28

Pottery Workshop

With Joanna Morris from BBC2's The Great British Throw Down. Learn how create your own clay animal, using a range of pottery techniques. Open to all abilities. Places limited to a maximum of 5 per class. Tea and coffee available.

Poetry Evening

With the Unicorn Writers featuring poet James Simpson. Please bring a poem to share. Lite bites available to purchase from the bar.

FRIDAY 29

Open Studio Art Trail

Local artists and craftspeople will be exhibiting their work at venues throughout the village, many for the first time. Full details in the separate Open Studio Art Trail leaflet. Maps will be provided. Parking at the central carpark where a limited Park & Ride service is located. Please follow signs. Limited parking at individual studios.

Loving Vincent

A biographical drama about the life of Vincent van Gogh. The world's first fully painted feature film. Refreshments available.

SATURDAY 30

Open Studio Art Trail

Local artists and craftspeople will be exhibiting their work at venues throughout the village, many for the first time. Full details in the separate Open Studio Art Trail leaflet. Maps will be provided. Parking at the central carpark where a limited Park & Ride service is located. Please follow signs. Limited parking at individual studios.

Open Garden Trail

An opportunity to visit beautiful gardens in Graffham, including live music in many gardens. Maps will be provided. Parking at the central carpark where a limited Park & Ride service is located. Please follow signs. Limited parking at individual gardens.

Teas, lavatories and tickets (£5) available on the day at the Pavilion, GU28 0QA. Open garden tickets purchased on or for Saturday may also be used on Sunday, and vice versa.

Camden Voices

Bring the energy, buzz and creative heritage of their home turf to round off Graffham Festival's evening entertainments with a bang. Having earnt a reputation as one of London's most dynamic and captivating vocal ensembles, Camden Voices will treat us to a range of repertoire from swing and Motown gems to gospel and a cappella.

SUNDAY 01

Open Studio Art Trail

Local artists and craftspeople will be exhibiting their work at venues throughout the village, many for the first time. Full details in the separate Open Studio Art Trail leaflet. Maps will be provided. Parking at the central carpark where a limited Park & Ride service is located. Please follow signs. Limited parking at individual studios.

Open Garden Trail

An opportunity to visit beautiful gardens in Graffham, including live music in many gardens. Maps will be provided. Parking at the central carpark where a limited Park & Ride service is located. Please follow signs. Limited parking at individual gardens.

Teas, lavatories and tickets (£5) available on the day at the Pavilion, GU28 0QA. Open Garden tickets purchased on or for Saturday may also be used on Sunday, and vice versa.