Festival Programme

This page is still showing last year’s (2016) programme, while we work on the new one for 2017.
If you’d like to take part in this year’s festival, please use the online contact form.
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.

Hollywood Party Night @ The Picture House
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm
Hollywood Party Night @ The Picture House | Uckfield | United Kingdom

Celebrate the Picture House Centenary with a special Hollywood Party Night at the Picture House Restaurant. Cocktails and canapes will be served on arrival, followed by a sumptuous film-themed 4 course dinner. Live entertainment throughout the evening will bring the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to Uckfield. Come along dressed as your favourite movie star character to win a great prize.

Tickets £50 from the Picture House

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
The Big Day Arena @ Luxford Field
Jul 9 all-day
The Big Day Arena @ Luxford Field | Uckfield | England | United Kingdom

Sponsored by Co-operative Funeralcare Uckfield
Live entertainment throughout the day with MC Christine Skinner.

11.00am Universal Dance 11.30am Charley Blue
12.00 Dizzy O’Dare – Giant balloon show Sponsored by Applause Rural Touring
12.45pm Uckfield Singers
1.15pm Indian dance
1.30pm Polefit
2.00pm Grand Parade arrives
2.30pm Dizzy O’Dare
3.00pm Tallahassee 5
3.30pm Debs Dancers
4.00pm Michael Baker Trio
4.30pm Spirit Elite

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

Fun Dog Show @ Luxford Field
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Fun Dog Show @ Luxford Field | United Kingdom

10am to 11am Fun Dog Show.  Bring along your dog/dogs.

CLASSES

  1. Handsomest Dog
  2. Most beautiful Bitch
  3. Waggiest Tail
  4. Best Rescue Dog
  5. Under 12 months old
  6. Veteran (over 8 years of age)
  7. Best in Show

Entrance £1 per class.

Sponsored by

Paws N Claws
High Street
Uckfield
TN22 1QP
01825 768797
Pet Care Store

and

Rachael’s Handsome Hounds

5 Keld Avenue
Uckfield
TN22 5BN
United Kingdom

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
10
Sun
Lions 10K Fun Run @ Uckfield Rugby Club
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am

10.00am Uckfield & District Lions Club 10k Run

The 7th Uckfield and District Lions Club 10k Charity Run will take place on Sunday 10th July at 10am. Starting from the Uckfield Rugby Club near Nevill Road it covers a route, which is off road, through the scenic countryside of Buxted Park, finishing back at the Rugby Club. Monies raised will be used to support local charities

The entry fee is just £10. Entry forms are available from http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/ uckfield or from the Lions Bookshop in Olives Yard or contact 01825 762839

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Static Motor Cycle Display by Sussex Wings @ Alma Arms
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Static Motor Cycle Display by Sussex Wings @ Alma Arms | Uckfield | England | United Kingdom

Display by Sussex Wings at the Alma Arms. Sussex Wings will be holding an exhibition of Honda Goldwing motor cycles. Sussex Wings is a regional branch of the Honda Goldwing Owners Club of Great Britain.

Hempstead and Three Parishes @ Meet at Bridge Cottage
Jul 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

4pm Walk – Hempstead and Three Parishes

Exploring Hempstead and Buxted Park, how the early histories of Uckfield, Buxted and Framfield are linked (41⁄2 miles, 21⁄2 hours). Led by Brian Phillips (Uckfield & District Preservation Society). Walk may be muddy in stretches. No booking. Dogs welcome.

Start outside Bridge Cottage.

Free but donations in aid of Bridge Cottage will be welcomed.

Sunset Boulevard – Film @ The Picture House
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm
Sunset Boulevard - Film @ The Picture House | Uckfield | England | United Kingdom

As part of the year-long Centenary Screenings, Uckfield Picture House presents Billy Wilder’s classic film first screened in 1950. With introduction and post-film discussion by, Neil Brand.

Neil Brand, is an English dramatist, composer and author.

Sunset Boulevard (1950) An aging silent film queen (Gloria Swanson) refuses to accept that her stardom has ended.

Book at the Picture House

£12.50

Jul
11
Mon
Lost Industries: New Town and Ridgewood @ Meet at Bridge Cottage
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:45 pm

Windmills, Breweries and Brickworks, while Harlands Farm and pond survive. (51⁄2 miles, 23⁄4 hours). Led by Brian Phillips (Uckfield & District Preservation Society). Some steps. Walk may be muddy in stretches. No booking. Dogs welcome.

Start outside Bridge Cottage. Free but donations in aid of Bridge Cottage welcome.

Festival Radio Play @ 105 Uckfield FM
Jul 11 @ 1:30 pm
Festival Radio Play @ 105 Uckfield FM

1.30pm Festival Radio Play

A series of short radio plays, just 5-15 minutes long, have been especially written and recorded by The Uckfield Radio Players. These will be broadcast on 105 Uckfield FM at 1.30pm Monday 11th to Friday 15th, and again at 6pm on Sunday 17th July. Each of the five plays focuses on Film & Cinema, in keeping with this year’s Festival theme. If you miss them, you can hear them again on the ‘Listen Again’ feature on the Uckfield FM website

later on www.uckfieldfm.co.uk

The cinemas of Wealden and Uckfield- an illustrated talk @ Bridge Cottage
Jul 11 @ 4:30 pm

As part of the centenary celebrations of Uckfield’s Picture House local cinema historian Nick Prince will give us
a fascinating insight into the heyday of cinema in this part of Susssex. In the first half he will tell us about the cinemas in Crowborough, Tunbridge Wells, Hailsham and Lewes, while the second part will concentrate on the three cinemas in Uckfield. Intrigued? Come and hear more.

Nick Prince is an author, researcher and historian of popular culture in East Sussex. He has given specialist talks on East Sussex cinemas, piers, bands, light railways and is the author of “That’s All, Folks, … the cinemas of Hastings and St Leonards.” (Also at 7.30pm)

Bridge Cottage Tickets £4

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)

The cinemas of Wealden and Uckfield- an illustrated talk @ Bridge Cottage
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm

As part of the centenary celebrations of Uckfield’s Picture House local cinema historian Nick Prince will give us
a fascinating insight into the heyday of cinema in this part of Susssex. In the first half he will tell us about the cinemas in Crowborough, Tunbridge Wells, Hailsham and Lewes, while the second part will concentrate on the three cinemas in Uckfield. Intrigued? Come and hear more.

Nick Prince is an author, researcher and historian of popular culture in East Sussex. He has given specialist talks on East Sussex cinemas, piers, bands, light railways and is the author of “That’s All, Folks, … the cinemas of Hastings and St Leonards.” (Also at 4.30pm)

Bridge Cottage Tickets £4

Jul
12
Tue
Festival Radio Play @ 105 Uckfield FM
Jul 12 @ 1:30 pm
Festival Radio Play @ 105 Uckfield FM

1.30pm Festival Radio Play

A series of short radio plays, just 5-15 minutes long, have been especially written and recorded by The Uckfield Radio Players. These will be broadcast on 105 Uckfield FM at 1.30pm Monday 11th to Friday 15th, and again at 6pm on Sunday 17th July. Each of the five plays focuses on Film & Cinema, in keeping with this year’s Festival theme. If you miss them, you can hear them again on the ‘Listen Again’ feature on the Uckfield FM website

later on www.uckfieldfm.co.uk

Dancing with Bears @ Uckfield Library
Jul 12 @ 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

2.15pm to 2.45pm

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

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.

Macbyrd Outdoor theatre @ Little Horsted Primary School Playing Field
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm
Macbyrd Outdoor theatre @ Little Horsted Primary School Playing Field | Little Horsted | United Kingdom

 The Rude Mechanical Theatre Co. (Picnics from 6.00pm)

It’s 1940 in a sleepy Sussex village. George, a retired mechanic, receives a letter from the War Office. Magpies gather, hopping on their twiggy legs. ‘What’s this?’ they cackle. Momentous changes are afoot. While above, amidst comic absurdity, a dark and menacing intrigue simmers among the birds. A brand new comedy thriller from The Rudes. Watch out for Inspector Seed, a detective pigeon!

Bring your own chairs, warm clothes, and perhaps a delicious picnic…but watch out for those greedy birds!

Little Horsted Primary School Playing Field TN22 5TS. Tickets – £15 plus a range of concessions – Online at www. therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk

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 Radio Play @ 105 Uckfield FM
Jul 13 @ 1:30 pm
Festival Radio Play @ 105 Uckfield FM

1.30pm Festival Radio Play

A series of short radio plays, just 5-15 minutes long, have been especially written and recorded by The Uckfield Radio Players. These will be broadcast on 105 Uckfield FM at 1.30pm Monday 11th to Friday 15th, and again at 6pm on Sunday 17th July. Each of the five plays focuses on Film & Cinema, in keeping with this year’s Festival theme. If you miss them, you can hear them again on the ‘Listen Again’ feature on the Uckfield FM website

later on www.uckfieldfm.co.uk

The Story Walk @ Outside Rocks Park School
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm

Local storyteller Bernard Tagliavini leads a walk through parts of the town’s nature reserve and Lake Wood, interweaving stories and poems from around the world along the way.

Meet outside Rocks Park School, Lashbrooks Road, TN22 2AY. Free but donations are always welcome.

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
Uckfield FM and Civic Centre Business Networking Expo @ Civic Centre
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This is a chance for you to meet businesses from across Uckfield and the surrounding area in one place. Find out more about these businesses and network with the people who work and own the businesses. There are 45 different local businesses ready to explain how they can contribute to local life.

Uckfield Civic Centre. Free entry.

Festival Radio Play @ 105 Uckfield FM
Jul 14 @ 1:30 pm
Festival Radio Play @ 105 Uckfield FM

1.30pm Festival Radio Play

A series of short radio plays, just 5-15 minutes long, have been especially written and recorded by The Uckfield Radio Players. These will be broadcast on 105 Uckfield FM at 1.30pm Monday 11th to Friday 15th, and again at 6pm on Sunday 17th July. Each of the five plays focuses on Film & Cinema, in keeping with this year’s Festival theme. If you miss them, you can hear them again on the ‘Listen Again’ feature on the Uckfield FM website

later on www.uckfieldfm.co.uk

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+

HOTSHOTS Dance Le Roc @ Weald Hall, Uckfield Civic Centre
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

HOTSHOTS Dance Le Roc offers a Free Beginners Lesson at the Weald Hall, Uckfield Civic Centre. It’s a mix of Salsa, Latin, Jive and Swing elements. Enjoy something different. Come on your own or with a partner. Dancing keeps you fit and you make new friends. We are very friendly and you will be made most welcome. So come and give Le Roc a try.

Jul
15
Fri
Festival Radio Play @ 105 Uckfield FM
Jul 15 @ 1:30 pm
Festival Radio Play @ 105 Uckfield FM

1.30pm Festival Radio Play

A series of short radio plays, just 5-15 minutes long, have been especially written and recorded by The Uckfield Radio Players. These will be broadcast on 105 Uckfield FM at 1.30pm Monday 11th to Friday 15th, and again at 6pm on Sunday 17th July. Each of the five plays focuses on Film & Cinema, in keeping with this year’s Festival theme. If you miss them, you can hear them again on the ‘Listen Again’ feature on the Uckfield FM website

later on www.uckfieldfm.co.uk

Bridge Arts’ Art Fair @ Weald Hall, Uckfield Civic Centre
Jul 15 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bridge Arts’ Art Fair @ Weald Hall, Uckfield Civic Centre | Uckfield | England | United Kingdom

The largest exhibition and sale of art, jewellery, textiles, sculpture, pottery and photography held in Uckfield. See www.bridge-arts.org for details.
Weald Hall, Uckfield Civic Centre. Entrance free, donations welcome.

Teen seamstress Jade, semi-finalist in The Great British Sewing Bee will be guest of Honour at our upcoming Art Fair this Friday, July 15th.

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
Bridge Arts’ Art Fair @ Weald Hall, Uckfield Civic Centre
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The largest exhibition and sale of art, jewellery, textiles, sculpture, pottery and photography held in Uckfield. See www.bridge-arts.org for details.
Weald Hall, Uckfield Civic Centre. Entrance free, donations welcome.

Hempstead Meadow Nature Reserve Open Day @ Adjacent to Waitrose Car Park
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Guided Walks by Geoff Pollard, Uckfield Town Council Ranger in conjunction with Uckfield Rotarians. Refreshments and an Exhibition. FREE.

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
The Uckfield Grand Prix @ TR Fastenings
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

TR Fastening Car Park on the Bellbrook Industrial Estate , Bolton Close TN22 1QW

11am Warm up, 12 noon start Electric Car Gran Prix 

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 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.

Food and Drink available.burger

 

Free Admission

Parents contact your school to find out if they are participating.

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

Newtown Action Group Open Garden @ Selby Meadows
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

2pm – 5pm Open Garden – Selby Meadow Community Garden

A small, woodland garden gradually evolving from a piece of neglected land owned by Uckfield Town Council. It has been cleared and is maintained by local residents. It has a lovely, natural feel with mature trees, hedges and wild flowers. Everything in the garden has been recycled or donated and no chemicals are ever used. Dogs on leads and children are very welcome in this garden. All proceeds to Hospice. Stalls, Refreshments, Childrens games.

Approach via Framfield Road, from Uckfield, Selby Road is on right. Park far end, Selby Road. TN22 5EB.

Admission: A donation supporting Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice would be appreciated.

Walk – The Streatfeilds in Uckfield @ Bridge Cottage
Jul 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Traces of one of Uckfield’s major landowners at West Park, Lake Wood and Buckswood Grange. (31⁄2 miles, 2 hours).

Led by Brian Phillips (Uckfield & District Preservation Society). Walk may be muddy in stretches. No booking. Dogs welcome.

Start outside Bridge Cottage.
Free but donations in aid of Bridge Cottage will be welcomed.

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)

2016
Official Programme
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Every household in Uckfield will receive a programme through their letterbox on the first or second day of July.  If you do not live in Uckfield, programmes are available at various pubs, shops and post offices in the surrounding villages and at the Uckfield Civic Centre, Uckfield Library and various other shops and pubs in Uckfield.

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