Calendar

Jul
8
Sat
UCKFIELD BIG DAY @ LUXFORD FIELD
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

10.00am to 2.00pm Uckfield FM live from Luxford Field with well-known Uckfield FM presenters, plus live inserts for the rest of the day.

10.00am  On the field there will be a large number of varied community and commercial stalls. 

A great attraction will be the magnificent Harvey’s Brewery Dray Horses on show.
(Sponsored by Harvey’s Brewery, Lewes)

There will be live entertainment throughout the day in the Arena with MC Christine Skinner.  Arena performances include ‘Culinary Duel’  A cook off like no other!  Physical humour, high energy dance, acrobatics and innovative audience participation.
(supported by Applause Rural Touring)

A bike repair and maintenance expert, Nick Alff from Hastings Cycles, will be on hand to give your bicycle a free safety check and basic service.  He will also be able to offer tips and advice on simple bicycle maintenance.  So, why not come to the Big Day on your bike.

Big Day Arena

Sponsored by Co-operative Funeralcare Uckfield)

10.00am  Fun Dog Show  Bring along your dog, waggiest tail, most beautiful eyes etc.  Entrance £1 per class per class.
(Sponsored by Paws and Claws and Handsome Hounds)

11.00am onwards    Arena Performers – Dancers, Singers, Bands and Specialty acts. (times subject to change).  Live entertainment throughout the day with MC Christine Skinner.

11.00am Annika Brown

11.30am Universal Dance

12.00 noon Culinary Duel
(Supported by Applause Rural Touring)

12.40pm Karate Demonstration by TSM Martial Arts

1.00pm The Sussex String Band

1.30pm inChoir

2.00pm Grand Parade arrives

2.30pm Culinary Duel
(Supported by Applause Rural Touring)

3.10pm Deb’s Dancers

3.40pm Crossfit display

4.00pm Natasha Norodien

4.30pm Spirit Elite

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

Lot 2 Lot 3 Lot 4

Lot 5

Lot 6

B&B with a Rhassoul Mud Treatment for 2 guests (excluding Saturdays) Complimentary upgrade to a Suite – Subject to availability valid for 6 Months 7 Days pass at the Leisure club Alfresco Theatre & BBQ for 2 guests Golfers Mid-Week 4ball Full Afternoon Tea & Spa Day for 2 guests Sunday Carvery for 4 guests at the Hunningtons Restaurant in the Clubhouse

Grand Children’s Parade @ Uckfield Community Technology College
Jul 8 @ 1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Parade from Uckfield Community Technology College (UCTC) arriving at Luxford Field at approximately 2pm via the High Street.  Many Primary Schools, UCTC, Spiritus drumming band, Uckfield Performance Ensemble, and Batucada Carnival Arts Groups with their drumming bands will parade this year. Same Sky has developed the theme of ‘Space and the Fantastical’, to produce a brilliant splash of colour in a spectacular parade.

Jul
11
Tue
Dancing with Bears @ Uckfield Library,
Jul 11 @ 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Pre-school children’s stories and songs with Lucy and Jane at Uckfield Library, Library Way Uckfield.  Please bring along your bears to share in the fun.     Free

Jul
13
Thu
Writing Workshop for ages 8-11 @ Luxford Centre
Jul 13 @ 4:00 pm

4.00pm  and  5pm (two sessions)   

For children age 8 – 11 who love reading, writing and books, Inkpots will be running two sessions where children can come and be creative.

At the chocolate-themed workshops, there’ll be a range of activities for children – no matter what their stage of storytelling.  We’ll have some word puzzles and games.  We’ll have a chat about the books everyone enjoys and we’ll even design our own chocolate bars. There will be a chance to write some chocolate stories or map out some ideas that can later be developed with encouragement tips and ideas for the young writers. 

More than anything, it’s a chance for children who really enjoy reading, writing and drawing to spend some time together sharing ideas, being creative and having lots of fun. More information at inkpots.org

Jul
15
Sat
‘Our June’s Wedding’ @ St Mary's Church
Jul 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

It’s June’s big day! Time to crack open the bubbly, overly large hats, and grandma’s pearls for a proper wedding, the happiest day of any woman’s life.  However, what with an overly joyous father of the bride, nervous groom, lost best man, disgruntled mother-in-law-to-be, and a… well, where is June?

Things could turn out very differently to the fairytale wedding everyone was hoping for.

Our June’s Wedding’ is for all the family – a warm, gentle, and funny show authentically spread over two locations and where the audience become guests at a wedding where all the drama happens to someone else’s family!

A drama by Theatre Exchange in association with Farnham Maltings.

(Supported by Applause Rural touring)

Refreshments available

Starts in St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Buxted and continues in the church hall on the same site.

Tickets Adults £10,  Children £5  (Suitable for 7 years and above)

Jul
16
Sun
The Uckfield Grand Prix @ TR Fastenings Car Park
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

11am warm up, 12 noon start.

Approximately 20 teams of 10 and 11-year olds from Uckfield and District Primary Schools compete in this exciting annual Festival event with the Kit Cars they have built and customised. 

Organised by Uckfield Community Technology College and Uckfield Rotary Club, this always promises to be a massively popular event with a nail-biting finish.  Burgers, Ice cream, cakes and drinks available.  Prize giving approx. 4pm.

Sunday Funday – A Fun Family afternoon for Free @ Luxford Field
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The fantastic Churches In Uckfield Sunday Funday  Lots to look forward to including the Human Fruit Machine, Bouncy Castles, Jimmy the Juggling Jester, Coconut Shy, afternoon refreshments, barbecue, face painting, and a lot of other side shows. Concluding with a Songs of Praise service.  All are very welcome.

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