Grand Opening  Friday 15th July 2016 – Civic Centre Uckfield

 Local teen sewing celebrity opens Uckfield’s largest creative arts fair

The first Bridge Arts in Uckfield Art Fair celebrated its opening exhibition on Friday, July 15th in the Uckfield Civic Centre with bouquets for a few of few of the committee members plus Guest of Honour Jade Earley, the Uckfield-based semi-finalist in the BBC’s The Great British Sewing Bee. Their next event will be part of the nation-wide The Big Draw in October. Friday evening also saw the visit from Wealden MP Nus Ghani who had long chats with many of the artists and then went over to meet and talk to Jade.

Nearly 40 artists and crafts makers, and 500 visitors took part in the two-day Arts Fair as part of the Uckfield Festival The two-day Art Fair, with a wide range of beautiful and affordable works of art. you were able to browse and  purchase an individual piece for yourself. Over the two days there were also  a series of demonstrations and workshops which was held  in Uckfield’s Civic Centre, ran from Friday July 15th, 3-8pm and Saturday July 16th, 10am-4pm.

Bridge Arts is the new name of the group previously known as Uckfield Art Trail. It has built a strong reputation over the past ten years, for bringing exciting and creative arts to Uckfield.

Entrance to the Art Fair was free however donations in support of this non-profit group were very welcome. Bridge Arts could not do this without the essential support from local business sponsors, led by SpecSavers, Uckfield Framing, Sew ‘n’ Sew Haberdashery and Michael E. Connor Roofing.

The 14th Uckfield Mini Grand Prix

Organised by The UCTC and Uckfield Rotary Cub. Sunday saw 22 battery powered cars racing in the 14th Uckfield Mini Grand Prix, involving 20 local primary schools and some 200 children. After more than 4 hours of racing Rocks Park Primary School Uckfield won the...

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Brighton Film Quartet “Soundscape”

Smash hit at the Brighton Fringe Festival comes to the Uckfield Festival. The Brighton Film Quartet showed their stunningly visual Soundscape with their original compositions at Holy Cross Church Uckfield on Friday night where you were taken on a journey, a dreamworld...

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Bertie Boater and Cool Hand Uke

Luxford Lounge  Civic Centre, Uckfield. Bertie Boater performed timeless classic hits from the 1920's 30's and 40's. Cool Hand Uke are a group of Ukulele players from the Wealden area who play for their own enjoyment and for local charities. ALL IMAGES by Ron Hill...

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LOKl… Proper Musical Mischief

Luxford Lounge  Civic Centre, Uckfield. LOKI is a duo of substantial proportions covering all types of popular music across six decades... something for everyone, including a selection of Simon and Garfunkel numbers sprinkled through the set. ALL IMAGES by Ron Hill...

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Festival Club Will Mawer

Luxford Lounge  Civic Centre Uckfield Wednesday 13th July 2016 In the Festival Club on Wednesday evening , local lad, nineteen-year-old singer/ songwriter Will Mawer played a variety of genres including blues, pop, ballads and country music, with four years experience...

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Jazz in Bridge Cottage

The Piers Clarke Trio An unforgettable evening of classic jazz by master rhythm guitarist Piers Clarke, formidable clarinettist Brian Hills and Lou Glandfield on keyboards in the atmospheric setting of the iconic Bridge Cottage Uckfield ALL IMAGES by Ron Hill...

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Festival Club  Lemon and Paice

Tuesday 12th July 2016 Luxford Lounge  Civic Centre Uckfield Neil Lemon and Angie Paice are a singing/songwriting duo who along with the addition of Roger Nunn on Drums play upbeat original songs along side some well known classics that are great to  sing-a-long to....

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Dancing with Bears at Uckfield Library

Tuesday 12th July 2016 Pre - School children's stories and songs with Lucy and Jane at Uckfield Library The children brought along their teddy bears and parents to join in the fun. ALL IMAGES by Ron Hill (HillPhotographic) click to...

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Festival Club Monday 11th July 2016

Dave Beckett - Luxford Lounge  Civic Centre, Uckfield. Dave Beckett is a solo acoustic guitarist and singer who's blues and roots music is much admired in the clubs,  pubs and festivals that he plays throughout the South East of England, bringing folk, ragtime and...

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ALL IMAGES by Ron Hill (HillPhotographic)
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