This years Uckfield Festival plan is nearing completion with two major events on Luxford Field
Uckfield will be excited that its annual celebration is back this year- but due to continuing uncertainty over opening up it will be a more limited affair than we have been used to. The delay in opening up has meant that it will not be possible to hold the children’s parade.
The Big Day on Saturday 10 July will take over the Luxford Field as community groups, businesses and churches set up stalls on Luxford field to the accompaniment of some wonderful music.
Performances are planned to be held on the Luxford Field and outside Bridge Cottage.
Look out for Chalk Horse Music exploring the folklore, legend and landscape of our Sussex Heritage, internationally acclaimed Imperial Male Voice Choir, and Cantando our wonderful a Capella women’s group.
Spiderman High Lift will be on the field for the Big Day and the Car event the following day.
With food and drink including Harveys beer and ice cream we can look forward to a fantastic day out.
In another Festival weekend event Uckfield heritage centre Bridge Cottage will be putting on a display of historic bicycles.
On the evening of the Big Day, GP Promotions will present the Luke Jackson Trio in the Civic Centre “taking his audience on a shared journey with a full bus down the bye-ways of love, hope, sorrow, and melancholy via the service stations of folk, roots, blues, Americana and soul.” Ticket for this event can be found here
The following day, Sunday 11 July the highly popular Classic and Historic Vehicles through the ages will return to Luxford Field.
Wealden MP Nus Ghani will be paying a visit to the Historic and Classic Car event on Sunday 11 July. Nus is campaigning with the Historic and Classic Vehicle Alliance for the rights of over 700,00 owners of classic and historic vehicles.
The event on Luxford Field is part of this year’s Uckfield Festival and will feature a bumper selection of historic and classic vehicles through the ages. An overwhelming response from enthusiasts will ensure that there is something of interest for all, ranging from cars, motorcycles, tractors, military, bicycles and the very latest electric cars.
There will be music all day with a purpose build dancefloor featuring Jive and Lindy Hop music with dancers to complement the exhibits. The organisers are hoping owners and visitors will dress up in period dress to compliment the day. French’s Fancy Dress shop in Church Street will help with costume.
Food will be on sale from ‘Mandys’ mobile catering unit, there will be a bar selling Harvey’s beer, ice cream and a special appearance all day of ‘Spiderman.’
The event will start at 10am and finish at 3pm under any COVID guidelines in force at the time. For more details on this event contact firstname.lastname@example.org
And on Thursday July 15 Uckfield Music Club continue their mission to bring the country’s very best classical performers to our area. The award winning Marmen Quartet have been chosen to give one of the BBC Promenade Concerts in August, so we are privileged to be able to hear them in a local venue, the beautiful setting of St Margaret’s Church in Buxted Park. They will present a programme which includes string quartets by Mozart and Schubert as well as some exciting modern pieces.
The final weekend of the Festival features Uckfield Rugby Club’s Proms on the Pitch, a musical celebration for the whole family led by Uckfield Concert Brass with a spectacular fireworks finale! Full details and tickets at https://uckfieldproms.co.uk/
And the signs are up around the town, spot the new signs supplied by our friends at Mansell McTaggart!
Festival image stock from Ron Hill