Calendar

Jul
8
Fri
Holy Cross Church Bell-ringers @ Holy Cross Church
Jul 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Bell-ringers will ring in the start of Festival week with a quarter peal, which lasts about 45 minutes. The eight bells in the tower are nearly 240 years old.

Sounds Like Teen Spirit @ Civic Centre
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sounds Like Teen Spirit @ Civic Centre | Uckfield | United Kingdom

Sounds like Teen Spirit – Youth Acts and Bands Showcase

In a great opening event to the Festival, young musicians from Uckfield and surrounding towns will entertain an enthusiastic audience of young people and supporters in the Weald Hall.

Between 7.00pm and 10.30pm the Civic Centre will resound to the sounds from the collective talent of our young people. There will be three cash prizes for the best performers.

Tickets – £4 for under 18’s, £7 for adults

Jul
9
Sat
Big Day – Luxford Field @ Uckfield
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Big Day - Luxford Field @ Uckfield | United Kingdom

On the field there will be a variety of community and commercial stalls.

Nick Alff of Hastings Cycles will be on hand on Luxford Field to provide FREE servicing to anyone who brings along their bicycle. He will also conduct FREE ‘Top Tips Maintenance Workshops’ at 10am and 2.30pm. So come and cycle to the Big Day!

Look out for East Sussex National Hotel’s Silent Auction pitch. You can bid for any of the following. All proceeds to Uckfield Festival Association to provide more entertainment and facilities for the residents of Uckfield. Easy to do, just look at what others have bid and up it by a few pounds.

Lot 1
B&B with a Rhassoul Mud Treatment for 2 guests (exc. Saturdays. Complimentary upgrade to a suite
– subject to availability valid for 6 months)

Lot 2
7 Days pass at the Leisure Club

Lot 3
Alfresco Theatre & BBQ for 2 guests

Lot 4
Golfers Mid-Week 4ball

Lot 5
Full Afternoon Tea & Spa Day for 2 guests

Lot 6
Sunday Carvery for 4 guests at the Hunningtons Restaurant in the Clubhouse

Uckfield FM @ Luxford Field
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Uckfield FM @ Luxford Field | Uckfield | United Kingdom

Live from Luxford Field with well-known Uckfield FM presenters, plus live inserts for the rest of the day.

Grand Children’s Parade @ Uckfield High Street
Jul 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Grand Children's Parade @ Uckfield High Street | United Kingdom

Departing from Uckfield Community Technology College (UCTC) arriving at Luxford Field at approximately 2pm via the High Street. Ten local Primary Schools, UCTC, Spiritus drumming band and Uckfield Performance Ensemble will parade this year. In line with the Festival Theme, Same Sky has developed the depiction of various films in their workshops in schools, to produce a brilliant splash of colour in a spectacular parade.

Taylor Maid @ The Weald Hall – Uckfield Civic Centre
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Taylor Maid @ The Weald Hall – Uckfield Civic Centre | Uckfield | England | United Kingdom

Taylor Maid brings together a wide variety of music from the 1920s to the present day with an array of instruments and vocals. They put their passion into each song or tune, whether it be a lively upbeat swing number, a bluesy jazz tune or a foot- tapping fiddle jig.

From their take on songs such as ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ to ‘Minor Swing’ to ‘Mack the Knife’ to ‘Feeling Good’ they will then launch into songs such as Never on Sunday in Greek, Besame Mucho in Spanish, and other classics sung in other foreign tongues.

Recent covers by artists, such as Imelda May, Bellowhead, Kirsty McColl to name a few – and not forgetting the passionate gypsy jazz tunes and the extremely lively fiddle jigs and reels. There should be something for everyone to enjoy and dance to!

Tickets £10

(doors open at 7.30pm)

Jul
11
Mon
Dave Beckett @ Luxford Lounge, Uckfield Civic Centre
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dave Beckett @ Luxford Lounge, Uckfield Civic Centre | Uckfield | United Kingdom

6pm to 7.30pm Festival Club – Dave Beckett

Dave is a full time, professional 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 jazzy influences into his own compositions and interpretations of early, often obscure blues material. He has been described as…”acoustic roots music at its best”…. BBC Radio Folk and “a hot exponent of the blues”…..Time Out Magazine.

Luxford Lounge, Civic Centre Free – Collection to performers. (Sponsored by Business Consultancy ‘Skill IS Ltd’ www. tomcrellin.co.uk)

Jul
12
Tue
Festival Club Lemon & Paice @ Luxford Lounge – Uckfield Civic Centre
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Festival Club Lemon & Paice @ Luxford Lounge – Uckfield Civic Centre | Uckfield | England | United Kingdom

Neil Lemon & Angie Paice are a singing/ songwriting duo who play upbeat original songs alongside some well-known classics that are great to sing a-long to. Neil and Angie are an engaging act who draw on crowd participation and had a ball at last year’s festival. They are back on the programme this year to create an enjoyable event for all. To join them on social media please Like; Lemon & Paice on Facebook.

Luxford Lounge, Civic Centre. Free – collection to performers. (Sponsored by Business Consultancy ‘Skill IS Ltd’ www. tomcrellin.co.uk)

6pm to 9pm UCTC Drama students perform Physical Theatre exam pieces

The Pamphilon Theatre, Uckfield Community Technology College. Admission £3 on the door. Minimum age 11. Bar available beforehand and in the interval.

Jazz in Bridge Cottage – Piers Clark Trio @ Bridge Cottage
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm

Uckfield Festival is proud to present what we hope will be the first of many intimate musical evenings in the newly renovated splendour of Bridge Cottage. Come and listen to an unforgettable evening of classic jazz as master rhythm guitarist Piers Clark joins with the formidable clarinettist Brian Hills and our very own Lou Glandfield to explore the American Jazz song book from its very roots in the 1920s.

Piers Clark (Leader, guitar) is one of the best swing guitarists around. He has played with the USA’s finest including Scott Hamilton, Kenny Davern and Marty Grosz. Brian Hills (clarinet), a formidable musician who specialises in unearthing forgotten classics from old 78s, has recorded with the likes of Champion Jack Dupree. Lou Glandfield (piano) is a local bluesman (ex-Mike Westbrook, Lol Coxhill et al). Join them in the atmospheric setting of this iconic Uckfield building for a lyrical and exhilarating celebration of New Orleans jazz…and beyond.

Bar available.

Bridge Cottage. Tickets £8. This exclusive performance space is limited, so book your tickets early.

Jul
13
Wed
Festival Club Will Mawer @ Luxford Lounge
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Festival Club Will Mawer @ Luxford Lounge | Uckfield | United Kingdom

Will is a nineteen-year-old singer/ songwriter, playing a variety of genres including blues, pop, ballads and country music, with 4 years’ experience performing in the live music pubs of Sussex, Dorking and Cheltenham. His main influences come from iconic blues musicians such as John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Hendrix. He has spent this last year studying Popular Music at The University of Gloucestershire and has had some very memorable musical experiences playing with two fantastic bands; Ten Tombs and Demi Marriner. He’s looking forward to playing to a home crowd and hopes to see many of you there!

Collection to performers. (Sponsored by Business Consultancy ‘Skill IS Ltd’ www. tomcrellin.co.uk)

Jul
14
Thu
Festival Club Bertie Boater and Cool Hand Uke @ Luxford Lounge
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Festival Club Bertie Boater and Cool Hand Uke @ Luxford Lounge | Uckfield | United Kingdom

Bertie performs ‘timeless classics’ hits from the 1920s, 30, and 40s. Songs that you will know and love.

Cool Hand Uke are a group of Ukulele players from the Wealden area who play for their own enjoyment and for local charities

Luxford Lounge, Civic Centre. Free – collection to performers.

Sponsored by Business Consultancy ‘Skill IS Ltd’ www.tomcrellin.co.uk

Bowjangles ‘On The Box! at the Pamphilon Theatre, UCTC @ Pamphilon Theatre, Uckfield Community College
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm
Bowjangles ‘On The Box! at the Pamphilon Theatre, UCTC @ Pamphilon Theatre, Uckfield Community College | Uckfield | England | United Kingdom

Bowjangles are a string quartet who can really play. They dance whilst they play. They sing whilst they play. They leap, tumble, juggle and joke whilst they play. This is their 5 star Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut On The Box! – a witty and dynamic ‘TV’ stage show, about a day in the life of a TV that’s been left switched on. These four energetic musicians parody a variety of familiar programmes, with exhilarating dance routines and rousing songs chucked in for good measure.

Meet hilarious characters such as the Despairing Newsreader, the Operatic Adulterers and the Fleet Footed Strictly Contestants, accompanied by the quartet’s flawless string playing. While their cherished violins, viola and cello serve as tennis rackets, fencing swords or merely accessories to a full Charleston routine, Bowjangles keep the action roaring and the music soaring.

Pamphilon Theatre, Uckfield Community College. Ticket pricing: £10 (£5 for students). lizatpamphilon@hotmail.com or 07734947509. Suitable for age 12+

Jul
15
Fri
Festival Club LOKI – ‘Proper Musical Mischief’ @ Luxford Lounge
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Festival Club LOKI - ‘Proper Musical Mischief’ @ Luxford Lounge  | Uckfield | United Kingdom

LOKI is a duo act 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. It’s all classic pop, rock and roll and country music featuring a single guitar and two voices in harmony. It’s all popular fun stuff done in their acoustic harmony style. A really varied set that people will know.

Luxford Lounge, Civic Centre. Free – collection to performers.

Sponsored by Business Consultancy ‘Skill IS Ltd’ www.tomcrellin.co.uk

Northern Soul @ Uckfield Cinque Ports Club
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 16 @ 12:00 am
Northern Soul @ Uckfield Cinque Ports Club | Uckfield | United Kingdom

7.30p to midnight Northern Soul

It is the 6th Annual Uckfield Soul Night at The Cinque Ports on Friday 15th July starting at 7.30pm and finishing at 12am. The entrance is £6.00 on the door. DJs are Keith and Maxine Woon from Soul Sessions, Shaun Lacey from Portsmouth, David Milne from The Soul Kitchen and Adrian Corbin from Uckfield FM.

Tickets £6 on the door. For more details, call Adrian on 07775 267015.

Jul
16
Sat
Wurlitzer Tea Dance with organist Chris Stanbury @ East Sussex National
Jul 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Wurlitzer Tea Dance with organist Chris Stanbury @ East Sussex National | Little Horsted | England | United Kingdom

Wurlitzer Tea Dance with organist Chris Stanbury

Come and experience Europe’s largest Wurlitzer theatre organ and just listen in awe or avail yourself of the opportunity to dance the afternoon away in the magnificent surroundings of this prestigious hotel. All tickets are £6 with tea and coffee in the interval at £1.00. Ample free parking.

Advance tickets are available from the East Sussex National on 01825 880088 or via e-mail at: reception@eastsussexnational.co.uk.

Brighton Film Quartet-SOUNDSCAPE @ Holy Cross Church
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm
Brighton Film Quartet-SOUNDSCAPE @ Holy Cross Church | Uckfield | United Kingdom

A cinematic journey of film and sound…

SOUNDSCAPE… a concert of sheer escapism with this extraordinary piano quartet. Footage of stunning landscapes from around the world set to a live show of the Quartet’s own hauntingly beautiful music. Subtle vocals and an ambient soundtrack complete this unusual and unforgettable cinematic experience for the senses.

Prepare to be taken on a journey, immersed in a dreamworld, where piano, clarinet, cello and violin intertwine, an intoxicating mix of classical richness and modern minimalism with a wicked twist.

Having worked with award-winning film director Trevor Hughes, Penny Loosemore,
the pianist and composer, now brings her experience of these two genres into a multimedia concert – a sensory tour de force! Collaborating with top Brighton filmmakers, SOUNDSCAPE visuals include glaciers in Iceland and a starling murmuration over Brighton Pier.

Tickets £8

Sponsored by Lawson Commercial

Jul
17
Sun
Funday on Sunday @ Luxford Field
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

2pm – 5pm Churches in Uckfield Sunday Funday – A Fun Family afternoon for Free

Bouncy castles, Side shows, Refreshments, BBQ, Children’s play area, Face painting, The very entertaining Escapologist and Illusionist, Jimmy the Juggler teaching and performing his circus tricks, Songs of Praise

Luxford Field. ALL FREE

Trombone Ensemble – ‘Slide Show’ @ Civic Centre
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

A renowned trombone ensemble performing music from the Renaissance to modern musicals and light classics. The members are well-known musicians from Uckfield and across Sussex who will be performing an assortment of foot-tapping lollipops ahead of the closing Festival concert

Uckfield Concert Brass @ Civic Centre
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Uckfield Concert Brass @ Civic Centre | Uckfield | England | United Kingdom

Grand Festival Finale!

A resounding climax to festival week with the superb Uckfield Concert Brass conducted by Nick Morris. There will be a programme of music from great film scores and the concert will conclude with a rousing ‘Last Night of the Proms’ featuring mezzosoprano Sidone Winter. The Uckfield Festival Draw will take place during the interval of the Concert.

Uckfield Civic Centre. Tickets £12

Jul
21
Thu
The Frith Piano Quartet @ St Margaret’s Church
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Frith Piano Quartet @ St Margaret’s Church | Buxted | England | United Kingdom

BONUS EVENT
The Frith Piano Quartet with John Tattersdill, double bass.

Uckfield Music Club in association with the Uckfield Festival

• Hummel Piano Quintet in E Major Op 87
• Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major Op 47
• Schubert Piano Quintet in A Major D 667 ‘The Trout’

The Frith Piano Quartet, a group of the country’s leading classical musicians, are joined by the distinguished double bassist John Tattersdill
in a programme that includes one of the most enduring pieces in the classical repertoire – Schubert’s Trout Quartet.

In the beautiful medieval St Margaret’s Church, Buxted Park. Tickets £12 on the door (students £2)

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