Plans are being finalised for this year’s Hurst Festival which starts on Saturday 12th September with a fantastic Community Day with many events that are free of charge for the whole family to enjoy. There will be lots of activities going on around the village including the second appearance of the Treasured Transport parade which will include vehicles of all shapes, sizes and ages proudly parade through the High Street, ending up on the Recreation Ground for everyone to ga and meet the owners. There will also be an open air Gig In The Garden at The New Inn with many musical acts of various genres including, Miller Anderson (survivor of Woodstock!) playing with Bob Brookes, The Cream Of Hendrix, a fantastic tribute band, local guitarist and singer Stu Barbour performing with his band and many others. Throughout the duration of the festival (12th – 26th Sept) there will be a huge selection of events to go to including, theatre, music of most types, literature, walks, talks…You name it it’s all in there at very affordable and often free ticket prices.
Simon Anckorn of Richwards who has a close association with the festival says.
“We are proud supporters of this fantastic event. Along with our historic village Fair, the Hurst Festival has become a firm fixture in the village’s annual calendar and the standard of the events, performers and participants seems to grow each year. It is also remarkable in that the whole Festival is planned and run totally by volunteers and seems to bring the village together. The traders always ‘get involved’ and participate in the Community day, St Lawrence School offer tours, and Hurst College provides it’s own entertainment and venues. Let it also not be forgotten that a good deal of the entertainment for the Festival is generated by local talent. It is a wonderful thing for us all to enjoy, so get online and book your tickets!”. www.hurstfestival.org