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					STEYNING FESTIVAL
          mAY 29 - juNE 14
                  muSIC & POETRY
                     VISuAL ARTS
                         THEATRE
                      LITERATuRE
                           WALKS




   www.steyningfestival.co.uk
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS   WELCOmE TO                                                                                            BjÖRN AGAIN SATuRDAY 29 mAY




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
                      STEYNING FESTIVAL 2010                                                                                join us at Wiston House for what promises to be a fantastic opening night
                                                                                                                            to this year’s spectacular Steyning Festival. It’s hard to believe that more
                                                                                                                            than a quarter of a century has passed since ABBA last performed.
                                   To newcomers, visitors, friends and residents, we extend a warm                          BjÖRN AGAIN have played more than 3500 shows to people all over the
                                   welcome and invite you to our fourth annual two week Festival                            world. They provide a feast for the eyes and ears with their authentic
                                   right here in Steyning. The growing interest and support from                            ABBA costumes and great sound, not to mention their Scandinavian-
                                   the local community has encouraged us to work even harder to                             ish accents! The Björn Again musical experience has the power
                                   produce a programme of events that will appeal to everyone.                              to unite young and old in an uplifting evening of dance, song and
                                   We have chosen ‘Uniting Generations’ as our theme because                                celebration.
                                   we want to explore young and old coming together to share




                                                                                                                                                                                                           Photo: Susan Ashworth
                                                                                                       DuSK AT DAYLANDS’ SuNDAY 30 mAY
                                   experiences. Artists have created unique events to celebrate        Join our evening walk around the ancient woodland that surrounds Daylands’
                                   the importance of generations and what we can learn from each       Farm. Historic and peaceful, this is the perfect setting to hear storyteller jamie
                                   other: Michael Finnissy (Music), Barbara Trapido (Literature),      Crawford tell tales from the past. Experience some of the magical wonders of
                                   Digital World (Theatre Workshop), Wiston House – Through            the woodland as dusk approaches.
                                   the Ages (Walks), Steyning’s Got Talent (Theatre), Chatfields       A TWIST IN THE TALE TuESDAY 1 juNE
                                   Exhibition (Visual Arts) to name but a few.                                        Come and enjoy one of the Festival’s most popular annual events - a chance to
                                   Once again, you will need a highlighter pen at the ready to                        hear a panel of three award-winning authors discuss their craft. This year we
                                                                                                                      are further exploring the crime genre with first time visits from best-selling
                                   choose from a myriad of events. This year, however, decide not
                                                                                                                      authors Sophie Hannah and Rj Ellory and a very welcome return from the
                                   just what you want to see, but who you want to see it with. Take                   fantastic Peter james. Sophie Hannah is a brilliant literary polymath whose
                                   your children, your grandparents, your next door neighbour or                      tightly plotted and terrifying psychological thrillers (The Point of Rescue and
                                   your best friend. Just don’t wait for someone else to do it! Come                  The Other Half Lives) have been published to great critical acclaim.
                                   along and join us and make this a festival to remember.
                                                                                                       STEYNING’S GOT TALENT SATuRDAY 5 juNE
                                   The Steyning Festival Team                                          Comedian and compere, Simon Sands, hosts the Grand Final of
                                                                                                       this most popular show featuring guest star, Keith the Thief, finest
                                                                                                       pickpocket in Britain. Join our judging panel to discover the stars of
                                                                                                       tomorrow. This is family entertainment at its best – to unite generations,
                                                                                                       showcase local talent and gladden the heart – a winning combination.

                                                                                                       CAROL ANN DuFFY mONDAY 14 juNE
                                                                                                                      The Princess’ Blankets performed by Carol Ann Duffy & john Sampson.
                                                                                                                      Enjoy a mixture of music, magic and storytelling along with the poetry
                                                                                                                      specially created by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy for under 12s. She will
                                                                                                                      perform alongside her daughter Ella, a talented flautist, and her long term
                                                                                                                      collaborator, the actor and musician John Sampson. Meet hilarious Queens,
                                                                                                                      ancient rock’n’rollers, Mozart, Peggy Guggenheim and a sad Princess who
                                                                                                                      is always cold. A modern environmental folk tale of music and magic.
muSIC AND POETRY     FESTIVAL BOx OFFICE: The STeyning BookShop • 106 high STreeT • 01903 812062
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   muSIC AND POETRY
                   SATuRDAY 29 mAY, Steyning Centre, 3pm, 1 hour, FREE (retiring collection for the Steyning millenium Trust)
                                                                                                                                     mONDAY 7 juNE, 3pm, 1 hour                              THuRSDAY 10 juNE, 3pm, 1 hour
                   A CONCERT uNITING GENERATIONS
                                                                                                                                     jARVIS LANE TRIO                                        muSIC FOR A SummER AFTERNOON
                   In celebration of this year’s theme for SF’10, ‘Uniting Generations’, Steyning Music Society, supported
                                                                                                                                     Noreen Tyson (Violin), Barry Cranford (Violin) and      with Jenny Hofton (Soprano) and Rachel
                   by the Steyning Millennium Trust, present a one hour concert performed by talented musicians, both
                                                                                                                                     Donald Tyson (Piano).                                   Lambert (Piano).
                   young and adult. Our thought-provoking programme will include Debussy’s Petite Suite arranged for
                   Wind Quintet and the beautiful aria ‘Nulla in mundo’ by Vivaldi for solo soprano and string ensemble.             TUeSDAy 8 JUne, 3pm, 1 hour                             FRIDAY 11 juNE, 10.30am, 1 hour
                   You are warmly invited to share in this opening afternoon event.                                                  jOHN IRELAND, THE COmPOSER AND HIS muSIC                POEmS ON ImmORTALITY AND ImmORTAL POEmS
                                                                                                                                     The pianist Alan Rowlands talks about the life and      From William Shakespeare to Carol Ann Duffy –
                   SATUrDAy 29 MAy, Wiston estate, gates open 4pm, 6 hours, £15 Child under 16, £18 Adult, £60 Family                times of the English composer John Ireland (1879        read by members of the Shoreham and Steyning
                                                             Steyning Festival & Park Productions present                            – 1962) and plays some of the pieces he studied         Rainbow Poetry Society.
                                                             BjÖRN AGAIN – THE muSIC OF ABBA                                         with the composer at his home near Washington.
                                                                                                                                     Bruce Phillips of the John Ireland Trust will           FRIDAY 11 juNE, 3pm, 1 hour
                                                             Join us at Wiston House for what promises to be a fantastic
                                                                                                                                     introduce Alan Rowlands.                                TALENTED muSICAL YOuNGSTERS FROm STEYNING
                                                             opening night to this year’s spectacular Steyning Festival.
                                                                                                                                     WEDNESDAY 9 juNE, 3pm, 1 hour                           GRAmmAR SCHOOL
                                                             It’s hard to believe that more than a quarter of a century
                                                                                                                                     uNITING GENERATIONS                                     A miscellany of instruments and styles of music.
                                                             has passed since ABBA last performed. BJÖRN AGAIN
                                                             have played more than 3500 shows to people all over the                 Michael Finnissy on Piano.                              SATuRDAY 12 juNE, 10.30am, 1 hour
                                                             world. They provide a feast for the eyes and ears with their            THuRSDAY 10 juNE, 10.30am, 1¾ hours with interval       CONFESSIONS OF TWO BELL RINGERS
                                                             authentic ABBA costumes and great sound, not to mention                 “THE ILIAD”                                             George Cockman and Ronnie Stillwell.
                                                             their Scandinavian-ish accents!                                         A dramatic presentation by Chris Amery.
                   The Björn Again musical experience has the power to unite young and old in an uplifting evening of                              jARVIS, jARVIS LANE, STEYNING. NumBERED TICKETS FREE AT THE BOx OFFICE
                   dance, song and celebration. Hot food and cash bar available on site.
                                                                                                                                                               THE STEYNING FESTIVAL BAR AT THE CHEquER INN
                   THuRSDAY 3 juNE, St Andrew & St Cuthman Church, 11.15am, 45 minutes, FREE with Retiring Collection
                   COFFEE CONCERT                                                                                                    Come along to the Chequer Inn to see Who Slapped John, The horizontals, The Speedboatz, Mellow yellow
                   A youth concert given by young highly talented players from the West Sussex Music Service and                     and Willie Austen play live during the festival. For more info go to www.steyningfestival.co.uk/music.html.
                   directed by their inspiring leader Adam Barker.
                                                                                                                                     SATUrDAy 12 JUne, St Andrew & St Cuthman Church, 7.30pm, £10
                   FriDAy 4 JUne, Steyning Centre, 8.30pm, £10, SJC members/students £5                                              CHANCTONBuRY CHORuS PERFORm DIDO AND AENEAS
                            The Steyning Jazz Club presents                                                                          Chanctonbury Chorus’ summer concert this year celebrates the music of Henry Purcell. The concert
                            THE ANDY WOON VINTAGE HOT FIVE                                                                           includes a number of orchestral and solo items, together with short talks on Purcell and his world,
                            playing original New Orleans and traditional hot music by King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and               and concludes with a performance of Purcell’s masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas, the tragic love story of
                            others. Andy Woon on cornet, guest player on clarinet/saxes, Wild Bill Parsons banjo/guitar,             Dido, Queen of Carthage and the Trojan hero, Aeneas. The Steyning-based Chorus will be joined for
                            Alan Kennington bass and John E Muxlow drums/vocals.                                                     the performance by professional soloists, including Lesley-Jane Rogers and Stephen Brown, and its
                                                                                                                                     own orchestra under the direction of Siobhan Denning.
                   ThUrSDAy 10 JUne, Whites restaurant, 7pm, 3 hours, £10                                                            SUnDAy 13 JUne, Steyning Centre, 7.15pm, 2 hours 20 minutes, £15 including a glass of Buck’s Fizz
                   ¡HISPANORAmA! – A Spanish Evening at Whites                                                                                            A FuNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE OPERA!
                   Latino sounds from our live band, fiery Flamenco dance and mouth watering tapas                                                        Presented by Music Theatre 2000. Director/Musical Director: Simon Gray
                   canapés. On the eve of the World Cup, Whites will host this unique event with
                   quite a different international flavour.                                                                                                 Enjoy and evening of opera with performers from the Royal Opera House, Covent
                                                                                                                                                            Garden, English National Opera and the Glyndebourne Festival. A programme of
                   Featuring brother and sister, José and Ana Dueñas León, who will perform a                                                               arias, duets and ensembles have been specially chosen to appeal to aficionados
                   Flamenco ‘Tablao’ (cabaret) that will move your soul and lift your spirit.                                                               as well as newcomers to opera. The cast includes international soprano Jacquelyn
                   ‘Ana Dueñas León sets pulses racing.......she wows the crowds with traditional                                                           Fugelle and the tenor Andrew Mackenzie Wicks with Karen Orchin (soprano), Hilary
                   flamenco dance’ The Argus                                                                                                                Jane Andrews (Mezzo) and Darren Jones (Baritone), compere Viv Aylward, with
                                                                                                                                                            Lesley Anne Sammons at the piano.
                   SATuRDAY 12 juNE, St mary’s Church, Wiston, 4.30pm, 1 hour, FREE Tickets in advance, donations to Wiston Church
                   A CONCERT OF BAROquE VOCAL muSIC                                                                                  MonDAy 14 JUne, Steyning Centre, 6.30pm, 1 hour 10 minutes, £10/£8 concs
                                                                 With choral and solo items by George Frederick Handel and           PRINCESS’ BLANKETS WITH CAROL ANN DuFFY & jOHN SAmPSON
                                                                 Henry Purcell. This hour long performance is a collaboration        Enjoy a mixture of music, magic and storytelling along with
                                                                 of Steyning and West Sussex based professional performers           the poetry specially created by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy
                                                                 featuring Alexandra Gibson, David Brown, Richard Haynes,            for under 12s. She will perform alongside her daughter Ella,
                                                                 Nikki Dragonetti and Damian Kerney.                                 a talented flautist, and her long term collaborator, the actor
                                                                                                                                     and musician John Sampson. Meet hilarious Queens, ancient
                                                                Come along, relax and take in the sonerous sounds of some
                                                                                                                                     rock’n’rollers, Mozart, Peggy Guggenheim and a sad Princess
                                                                of our finest choral pieces in one of Sussex’s most beautiful
                                                                                                                                     who is always cold.
                     Alexandra Gibson         David Brown       churches.
                                                                                                                                     A modern environmental folk tale of music and magic.
THEATRE                                                   FESTIVAL BOx OFFICE: The STeyning BookShop • 106 high STreeT • 01903 812062                                                                    www.steyningfestival.co.uk




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   THEATRE
                                                        SuNDAY 30 mAY, 11.15am, 4 hours incl lunch, meeting at 14 Canons Way, Steyning, BN44 3SS                    TUeSDAy 1 JUne, St Andrew’s primary School, 7pm, 2 hours, £6 (Booking form available from Steyning Bookshop)
                                                        £16 including lunch, £10 without lunch                                                                      Theatre Workshop for Adults
                                                        THEATRE TRAIL 1 PRESENTED BY THE COmPANY                                                                    HAVE FuN WITH YOuR VOICE AND GET INTO YOuR BODY!
                                                        The Company return with their ever-popular rehearsed                                                        Britt Forsberg, local resident, founder of Theatre 21, and highly accomplished theatre
                                                        readings of unperformed scripts by playwrights from the South                                               practitioner will lead this two hour workshop to refresh your performance skills.
                                                        East. Each play takes place in a different Steyning location, with the                                      Although directed at performers, this workshop is ideal for anyone wanting to develop
                                                        audience walking between these venues. Lunch can be included in                                             good communication and presentation skills, self-confidence and general well-being.
                                                        the ticket price, and this year, Chris Taylor of New Writing South, will                                    You will leave feeling energised and uplifted!
                                                        be hosting a Q & A session at the end, for the audience to discuss the                                      For more information contact Britt Forsberg britt@brittforsberg.com 01273 491660
                                                        plays with the writers, actors, and directors.
                                                        Please note that due to limited audience size these events sell out very fast. Also be prepared for         WeDneSDAy 2 JUne, St Andrew’s primary School, 2.30pm, approx. 1 hour, £5
                                                        inclement weather as one performance from each trail takes place outside.                                   The Jumping Bean Theatre Company presents
                                                                                                                                                                    mABLE mACKINTOSH AND HER ENORmOuS PANTS
                                                        11.15am Neighbourhood Watch by Jennifer Mills at 14 Canon’s Way. ‘Meet the neighbours from hell!’
                                                                                                                                                                                               How big are your knickers? Bet they’re not as huge as Mable’s! Come
                                                        12pm       Lonesome Pine by Mark Wakeman at the Steyning Health Centre.                                                                and meet Mable Mackintosh and her enormous pants and see how
                                                                   ‘Who will cry for the lonely clown?’                                                                                        much trouble they get her into….This original piece of writing sensitively
                                                        1pm (app) Buffet Lunch at the Chequer Inn.                                                                                             tackles important issues around bullying, being different and the life-long
                                                        2pm        On our watch by Josie Melia, at The Steyning Bookshop.                                                                      challenge of being accepted by others. Packed full of fun, laughter,
                                                                   ‘Parties, neighbours, A&E... Life’s a dog!’                                                                                 tender moments and larger than life characters - does Veronica get her
                                                                                                                                                                                               comeuppance? Will Mable have the courage to be proud of who she is?
                                                        SUnDAy 30 MAy, 2.30pm and 7.30pm & MonDAy 31 MAy, 7.30pm Steyning grammar School, 2 hours, £8/£6 concs                                     This new musical for 5-9 year olds provides plenty of opportunities
                                                        (MATinee oFFer onLy £5 for parties of 10 or more)                                                                                          for audience interaction, so come and join in with the songs, help the
                                                        TALKING HEADS                                                                                                                              characters along the way and be a part of Mable’s famous pant dance!
                                                        Two of Alan Bennett’s wonderful monologues from his first series of Talking Heads, staged for SF’08,                                       A unique theatrical experience not to be missed!
                                                        make a welcome return for the Uniting Generations themed SF’10.
                                                                                 ‘Soldiering On’ Muriel must adapt to widowhood with fortitude even though life     WeDneSDAy 2 JUne, Steyning grammar School, 7.30pm, 70 minutes, £8/£6 concs
                                                                                 takes unexpected turns, and her son unexpected decisions. Deborah Sparkes          WHAT WOuLD HELEN mIRREN DO?
          Photo: Alex Bailey, courtesy of History Ltd




                                                                                 captures perfectly this feisty, no-nonsense character and all her frailty.         What would Helen Mirren do? For starters she wouldn’t spend her life on
                                                                                                                                                                    checkouts at the supermarkets in Oldham. She’d know how to spread her
                                                                                 ‘A Chip in the Sugar’ Graham is unsettled by his mother’s new gentleman            wings and fly. And on her way she’d sort out Steve, the supermarket boss with
                                                                                 friend as the past comes back to haunt him. Steyning actor Nicholas Gilbrook       his dodgy ‘hands-on’ method of management. When Susan is being trained
                                                                                 plays the role with heartbreaking warmth and truth.                                for an unexpected promotion, she is forced to adopt a role model and, in a
                                                                                 Both these beautifully observed pieces are full of delightful characters, and,     panic, she picks Helen Mirren. But once she sees life through Helen’s eyes,
                                                                                 despite an underlying poignancy, are full of wit, wisdom and humour. If you        there’s no going back to baskets only. Anita Parry plays Susan in this brand
                                                                                 missed it last time, here is your opportunity to catch the sell-out production     new one-woman comedy drama, written by Josie Melia and directed by Peter
                                                                                 from SF’08.                                                                        Ellis (The Bill).
                                                                                                                                                                    “The audience loved this play.....Highly recommended. A show that shines.....
                                                        mONDAY 31 mAY, Country Fair, Steyning High Street, 11am to 3.30pm                                           Helen Mirren is, of course, the icon of the older woman, ballsy and full of life.
                                                        Street Theatre                                                                                              As a writer, so is Josie Melia. As a performer, so is Anita Parry.” Fringe Review
                                                        BOOTWORKS PRESENT THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BOx                                                             Also on Tuesday 1 june.
                                                        Enter into the world of the Wild West and open the saloon doors of the gun
                                                        slinging, bullet dodging and poker-playing cowboys, who will stop at nothing to                             ThUrSDAy 3 JUne AnD FriDAy 4 JUne, St Andrew’s primary School, 10am to 1pm, £10 (Booking form available
                                                        get what they want.                                                                                         from Steyning Bookshop). Attendance on both days compulsory.
                                                        Bootworks bring together the spaghetti classics of Sergio Leone with more                                   THE DIGITAL WORLD - Theatre Workshop for 6 -12 year olds
                                                        than a hint of the modern epics in slick 5 minute shows which run back to back                                                   Limelight Performing Arts Company invite you to join them in a dynamic two
                                                        on the High Street during Steyning Country Fair. An audience of one in the                                                       day Techno/Drama workshop. Take a character from your favourite computer
                                                        Black Box, but unlimited observers outside the Box.                                                                              game or a funky piece of music from your iPod and turn it into an original piece
                                                        “The funniest thing I have ever seen, made me laugh so much” Phil Myhill, Glastonbury Festival                                   of creative performance. Not only will you walk away with a range of new and
                                                                                                                                                                                         exciting performance skills, you will have an opportunity to perform in Limelight’s
                                                        “A great, ingenious, joyful spree into being inside a film. Only theatre could do this.” Jude Kelly, OBE,
                                                                                                                                                                                         official Festival Showcase: ‘Our Generation’ on Saturday 12th June. All you need
                                                        Metal Culture and South Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                         to bring is bags of energy and be prepared to have lots of fun!
                                                        TUeSDAy 1 JUne, Steyning grammar School, 2.30pm, 70 minutes, £8/£6 concs                                                          For more information contact limelightstudios@live.co.uk or phone 07729 599606.
                                                        (MATinee oFFer onLy £5 for parties of 10 or more)
                                                        WHAT WOuLD HELEN mIRREN DO? - See Wednesday 2 June.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          THEATRE
          ThUrSDAy 3 JUne, Steyning grammar School, 8pm, 1¼ hours, £6                                                   SuNDAY 13 juNE, 11.15am, 4 hours incl lunch, meeting at Saffrons, Holland Road, BN44 3Gj.
          Suitable for all ages                                                                                         £16 including lunch, £10 without lunch
          ExPRESSO PRESENTED BY THEATRE 21                                                                              THEATRE TRAIL 2 PRESENTED BY THE COmPANY
          This uplifting and poignant piece of physical theatre by                                                      The Company return with their ever-popular
          Brighton’s innovative new company might just give you the kick                                                rehearsed readings of unperformed scripts by
          you need to get on with what’s important in your life!                                                        playwrights from the South East. Each play takes place in a
                                                                                                                        different Steyning location, with the audience walking between
                                                                                                                        these venues. Lunch can be included in the ticket price, and
          FriDAy 4 JUne, Steyning grammar School, 8pm, £6                                                               this year, Chris Taylor of New Writing South, will be hosting a
          Not suitable for under 15s                                                                                    Q & A session at the end, for the audience to discuss the plays
          KVETCH BY STEVEN BERKOFF                                                                                      with the writers, actors, and directors.
                                        Described by the Guardian as “a work of genius..” and an Evening
                                        Standard Comedy of the Year, KVETCH is Berkoffs’ magnificent study              Please note that due to limited audience size these events sell
                                        of the effects of anxiety and miscommunication!                                 out very fast. Also be prepared for inclement weather as one
                                          Performed by Theatre 21, a new not-for-profit theatre company set up          performance from each trail takes place outside.
                                          to provide an innovative range of training and performing opportunities
                                          for professionals and amateur enthusiasts.                                    11.15am    Snap by Alison Stoker at Saffrons, Holland Road.
                                                                                                                                   ‘The Paparazzi come to Steyning!’

                                                                                                                        12pm       Happy Birthday Ruth by Lisa Parry at Old Brewery Barn, Dog Lane.
          SATUrDAy 5 JUne, Steyning grammar School, 7.30pm, 2 hours, £8/£6 concs                                                   ‘Ruth was expecting presents on her birthday, not surprises.’
          STEYNING’S GOT TALENT
          Comedian and compere, Simon Sands, hosts the Grand Final of                                                   1pm (app) Lunch at Chez Joel, 96 High Street
          this most popular show featuring guest star, Keith the Thief, finest
          pickpocket in Britain. Join our judging panel to discover the stars of                                        2pm        the delicate art of keeping in touch by Matthew Wilkie at Strivens Barn, Middlemead.
          tomorrow.                                                                                                                ‘A bitter sweet tale of birthday cards and one man’s obsession.’

          This is family entertainment at its best – to unite generations,
          showcase local talent and gladden the heart – a winning
          combination.
          Heats will take place on 15th May and 5th June. To register or find
          out more, email jacque.g@btinternet.com or phone 07795 186299.



          FriDAy 11 JUne, Chatfields, 8pm, 1 hour 15 minutes, £8/£6 concs
          Not suitable for under 10s.
                                        RANDOm ACTS PRESENT PLAYBACK THEATRE
                                        An interactive experience you will never forget! If you have a story to tell,
                                        then this is the place to be. You, the audience, provide the material for the
                                        actors. Watch as the stories unfold and are transformed instantly without
                                        any rehearsal.
                                       “Improvisational theatre of a calibre so high that it is almost shocking to
                                       witness” The Stage, Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

          SATUrDAy 12 JUne, The Towers School, 2pm, Adults £7.50, Children (aged 3 to 12) £4, 2 and under go free
          OuR GENERATION
          Limelight Performing Arts Company present their cutting edge showcase ‘Our
          Generation’, featuring participants of Digital World workshop (see Thurs 3rd June).
          There’s something for everyone in this original showcase, so join us to explore
          how we can bridge the gap between generations!
          For tickets and information call 07729 599606 or email limelightstudios@live.
          co.uk.




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VISuAL ARTS                     ExPLORE SOmE OF STEYNING’S LOCAL ARTISTS




                                                                                                                                                                                                    VISuAL ARTS
                                                                                                                 13A. KATY SLEIGHT                         15. SuSAN AND SARAH SKILTON
                     1. jOHN STANLEY-CLAmP AND NORAH            7. ONE PLANET ImAGES – ANDREA SHARP              Watercolour                               Paintings and Bead jewellery
                     YOuNG                                      Travel and wildlife photography                  Venue: Steyning Museum, Church            Venue: Rosemary, Rosemary Avenue,
                     Paintings and Photography                  Venue: Unit R, Cobblestone Walk, High            Street, Steyning                          Steyning.
                     Venue: The Studio, North Farm,             Street, Steyning                                 Dates: 29th May – 13th June               Dates: Weekends only except Sunday
                     London Road(A24), Washington.              Dates: Sat 29th May – Sun 13th June              Times: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 10.30-         30th May
                     Dates: Weekends                            Times: 10-5                                      12.30&2.30-4.30 Sun 2.30-4.30             Times: 12 -4
                     Times: 12 - 4                              Contact: Andrea Sharp 07515 685389               Contact: Katy 01903 812988                Contact: Susan Skilton 01903 814283
                     Contact: John Stanley-Clamp tel:
                     01273 388656                               8. DeBBie ZoUTeWeLLe AnD Ben BArker              13B. ARTISTS WITH EASELS - STREET         16. AnDie ArMSTrong AnD peTer
                                                                PLuS OTHERS                                      ART IN STEYNING                           mESSICK
                     2. jAKE SPICER, jOHN REANEY AND            Ceramics, paintings, drawings,                   How the streets of Steyning have          Watercolours and photographs
                     NICHOLAS GENTLE                            sculpture, jewellery and cards.                  been seen by artists who have set up      Venue: 33 Goring Road, Steyning,
                     Oil, watercolour, pencil drawings          Venue: Charlton Street Studio, (rear of          their easels here                         BN44 3GF
                     and hand painted wooden toys and           High Street car park), Charlton Street,          Venue: Steyning Museum, Church            Dates: Weekends
                     models                                     Steyning                                         Street, Steyning                          Times: 12 - 4
                     Venue: Sandhill Barn, Sandhill Lane,       Dates: Weekends                                  Dates: 29th May – 13th June               Contact: Andie Armstrong 01903
                     Washington. RH20 4TD                       Times: 10 - 5                                    Times: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 10.30-         812146 or 07528 657121
                     Dates: Sat 29th May – Sun 13th June        Contact: Debbie 07990 866774 or Ben              12.30&2.30-4.30 Sun 2.30-4.30
                     Times: Mon – Sat 9.30-5 Sun 12-4           07786 680745                                     Contact: Chris Tod 01903 813333           17. FRANK BuLL, KAREN FuGGLES, KAREN
                     Contact: Nicholas Gentle 01903                                                                                                        PICKSLEY, ALISON CROSTHWAITE, jILL
                     893925                                     9. ELISABETH HARDEN                              14. DIANA COuLING AND PAuLINE             STRINGER, ADAm jOHNSON AND LuCY
                                                                Watercolours, acrylics and prints                APPERLEY                                  WAKEFIELD
                     3. ALICE HARmAN SBA, KATHERINE             Venue: Greenleas, Mill Lane, Steyning            Watercolour and oil paintings             Photography, jewellery, clay sculpture
                     LAWRIE ASBA, AND OTHERS.                   BN44 3LN                                         Venue: Uppingham, Kings Barn Villas,      textiles and ceramics
                     An exhibition of art and craft by local    Dates: Weekends                                  Steyning BN44 3FH                         Venue: Greenwood, Maudlyn Close,
                     people.                                    Times: 12 - 4                                    Dates: Weekends and Wednesdays            Bramber, Steyning
                     Venue: The Cowshed Studio, Hammes          Contact: Elisabeth Harden 01903                  Times: 12 - 4                             Dates: Weekends
                     Barn, Steyning, (opposite Wiston Pond      812317                                           Contact: Diana Couling 01903 812099       Times: 12 - 4
                     on A283)
                                                                10. ANNA PHILLIPS                                                                          Contact: Lorna Templeton 01903
                     Dates: Weekends only or by appointment.
                                                                Mixed media pictures, cards and objects                                                    879177
                     Times: 11 - 5
                     Contact: Alice and Peter Harman            Venue: The Studio, 23 Mill Road, (enter
                     01903 815503                               via footpath running behind Mill Road
                                                                from Sir George’s Place to Charlton
                     4. PETER BuxTON DIP ARCH RIBA
                                                                Street)
                     Watercolour, acrylic, pen and wash.
                                                                Dates: Weekends
                     Venue: Chez Joel, 96 High Street,
                                                                Times: 12 - 4
                     Steyning.
                                                                Contact: Anna Phillips 07870 644840
                     Dates:29th May – 12th June (Closed
                     Sundays)                                   11. jEAN jACKmAN
                     Times: 9-5                                 Mixed media paintings
                     Contact: Peter Buxton 07941 470167         Venue: The Sussex Produce Company,
                     5. CHRIS mANDRY                            50 High Street, Steyning. BN44 3RD
                     Gilding and Artwork                        Dates: 29th May – 12th June (Closed
                     Venue: The Design House (rear              Sundays)
                     entrance) 94 High Street, Steyning.        Times: 8.30 – 5.30
                     Dates: Weekends                            Contact: Jean Jackman 01798 831286
                     Times: 12 - 4                              or 07939 272443
                     Contact: Chris Mandry 01903 879240         12. ANNABEL WILKES AND CAROL
                     6. STeyning CAMerA CLUB                    WAGSTAFF
                     Photographic prints                        Mixed media prints, drawings and
                     Venue: Steyning Health Centre (ground      photographs
                     floor), Tanyard Lane, Steyning             Venue: Whites, 23 High Street, Steyning
                     Dates: Tues 1st – Fri 4th June & Mon       Dates: 29th May – 13th June
                     7th – Fri 11th June (closed at weekends)   Times: pub opening times
                     Times: 8.30 - 6                            Contact: Annabel 01903 879167 / Carol
                     Contact: Penny Richardson 01903 816474     01903 879364 or 07831 670261

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                                                                   THANK YOU TO ALICE HARMAN FOR THE ARTS TRAIL MAP            Abstract paintings, mixed media on
                                                                                                                               canvas                                     SAT 29 MAy – SUn 6 JUne, Chatfields, Church
                                    TO ASHuRST                                                                                 Venue: 20 Penfold Way, Steyning.           Street, 11 – 4 (unless otherwise stated at venue)
                                                                                                                               BN44 3PG                                   A CONDENSED STEYNING FESTIVAL ART TRAIL
                1                                                                                                                                                         A sample of work to whet the appetite for the
                                                                                                                               Dates: Weekends
                                                                                                                               Times: 12 - 4                              Art Trail
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              (on A283)                                                                                 N                      Contact: Vernon 01903 812878               Contact: Katherine Lawrie 01903 814056

                                                                                                                               19. jENNIFER O’HAGAN                       mAY 29, 30, 31, St Andrew and St Cuthman Church,
                                                                                                                               Decorative painting on various objects     Church Street/Station road, Sat & Mon 10-4 Sun 2-4
                                                                                                                               Venue: 4 Laines Road, Steyning             AN ExHIBITION OF ART WORK
                                                                                                                               Dates: Weekends                            Paintings, Drawing, 3D work, needlework and
                                                                                                                               Times: 12 - 4                              Photography.
                                                                                                                               Contact: 01903 815901                      Contact: Church Office (Janet Keystone) 01903
                                                                                                                                                                          813276
                                                                                                                               20. jON CORBALIS, KAREN CORBALIS,          SAT 29 mAY & mON 31 mAY (please note not open
                                                                                                                               BEN BARKER, PETER HAmPSON, PHILIPPA        30 may), Penfold Hall, Church Street, 10 – 4
                                                                                                                               LITHGOW, jEREmY mCLACHLAN, ANDREW          LONG RANGE FORECAST – PAuL CuTTS
                                                                                                                               AnD eLiZABeTh pUrCheS                      Oil Paintings
                                                                                                                               Oil, pastels, prints, ceramics, statuary   Contact: Paul Cutts 07798 576634
                                                                                                                               and stone letter cutting
                                                                                                                               Venue: Rose Cottage, The Street,           SAT 12 juNE, Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, 11 – 4
                                                                                                                               Bramber. BN44 3WE                          A SELECTION OF ART AND 3D WORK - ARTS AND
                                                                                                                               Dates: Weekends and Bank Holiday           CRAFTS FROm LOCAL ARTISANS
                                                                                                                               Monday                                     Tea, coffee and cakes for sale
                                    10                                                                                         Times: 12 - 4                              Contact: Sarah Watson 01903 879515 or 07747
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LITERATuRE
             mONDAY 31 mAY, Steyning Bookshop Garden marquee, Story reading 11am and 2pm, Craft activities approx         SATUrDAy 5 JUne, Steyning Bookshop garden Marquee, 11am, 1 hour, £2 (redeemable against book purchase)
                                 12 noon and 3pm, FREE                                                                                  mAGICAL mIx-uPS WITH NICK SHARRATT
                                 STORY READING WITH PuPPETS: THE mAGIC OF THE SELKIE                                                    Nick Sharratt is one of the country’s favourite children’s illustrators. His bold, distinctive
                                 Wonderful children’s author and illustrator Gillian McClure is coming to read and                      work has graced books by many major children’s authors, including Jacqueline Wilson
                                 illustrate with puppets her exquisite picture book, Selkie, an enchanting retelling of                 and Julia Donaldson, and his own stories are always enormous fun. We are delighted
                                 an old legend. Each reading will be followed by a break for refreshments, and then                     to welcome him back to Steyning for a lively and entertaining children’s workshop.
                                 a craft session. The book is for ages 4-6 but older children are very welcome.                         Suitable for ages 4-7 but older children interested in illustration are also welcome.

             TUeSDAy 1 JUne, Steyning grammar School, 7.30pm, 2 hours, £8/£6 concs                                        SATUrDAy 5 JUne, Steyning Bookshop garden Marquee, 2.30pm, 2 hours, £5/£4 concs
             CRImE WRITERS’ EVENING: A TWIST IN THE TALE                                                                                                    TEA AND CAKES WITH NOVELIST BETHAN ROBERTS
             An Evening with Sophie Hannah, RJ Ellory, and Peter James                                                                                      Come and meet Bethan Roberts for afternoon tea and a chat.
                                                                                                                                                            Bethan is one of the freshest and most exciting young authors
                                                                                                                                                            working at the moment. If you’ve read either The Pools –
                                                                                                                                                            Bethan’s haunting and fearless debut, or The Good Plain Cook, a
                                                                                                                                                            compelling tale of a cook, her wealthy communist employer and
                                                                                                                                                            her lover, based loosely on an episode in Peggy Guggenheim’s life
                                                                                                                                                            and set in Sussex – come and discuss the books with their author.
                                                                                                                                                            If you haven’t read them, come along anyway and be tempted.

             Come and enjoy one of the Festival’s most popular annual events – a chance to hear a panel of three          SATUrDAy 5 JUne, St Andrew & St Cuthman Church, 6pm, 1 hour, Free with retiring collection (ticket required)
             award-winning authors as they discuss their craft. This year we are further exploring the crime genre        SuRROuNDED BY STORIES
             with visits from bestselling authors Sophie Hannah, RJ Ellory, and Peter James.                              Well loved ex Steyning Grammar School teacher turned local historian and poet George Cockman
             Sophie Hannah is a literary polymath whose tightly plotted and terrifying psychological thrillers (The       reveals the stories behind the windows in our beautiful parish church and reads verses he has written
             Point of Rescue, A Room Swept White) have been published to great critical acclaim and widely                about them. There will be a musical interlude.
             translated. It was Roger Ellory’s fifth novel, A Quiet Belief in Angels that put him in the international
                                                                                                                          SUnDAy 6 JUne, Steyning Centre, 7.30pm, 2 hours, £6/£5 concs (to include a glass of wine)
             bestseller lists, and his latest title, The Anniversary Man continues his run of rave reviews. We are also
                                                                                                                          WRITING DICKENS’ LIFE
             delighted that Peter James is returning to Steyning Festival. His Roy Grace detective novels (including
                                                                                                                          Patrick Garland in Conversation with Michael Slater
             Not Dead Enough and Dead Tomorrow) have been shortlisted for many awards, as well as topping the
             bestseller lists.                                                                                                                       Michael Slater’s latest book, Charles Dickens, the first major autobiography
                                                                                                                                                     of the great Victorian novelist has been hugely acclaimed. “No living person
                                                                                                                                                     is a greater authority on the life and works of Charles Dickens than Michael
                             WeDneSDAy 2 JUne, Steyning Bookshop garden Marquee, 10.30am, 1½ hours, £2                                               Slater” according to Claire Tomalin, and his inimitable blend of infectious
                             BE A BuTTONEER                                                                                                          enthusiasm, rigorous scholarship and talent to amuse, make him a delight to
                             An unusual children’s craft and story workshop for all ages. Come and make oodles of                                    watch.
                             button doodles and create your own button world with Janina Karpinska, children’s poet
                                                                                                                                                     Michael will be in conversation with Patrick Garland, the celebrated theatre
                             and artist, whose doodle workshops have been a successful part of a Komedia children’s
                                                                                                                                                     and film director and former Artistic Director of Chichester Festival. Patrick
                             programme. Suitable for age 4+. Places are limited so please book tickets early.
                                                                                                                                                     has directed Simon Callow, both in The Mystery of Charles Dickens by Peter
             WeDneSDAy 2 JUne, Wiston house, 11.15 for 11.30am-3pm, Contact Box office for further ticket information                                Ackroyd, and more recently, in his own adaptation of two Dickens tales at
             STEYNING FESTIVAL SHORT STORY AWARDS LuNCH                                                                                              the Edinburgh Festival and at the Riverside Studio, Hammersmith.
             A chance to attend the Festival adult and junior short story awards                                                                     This event is expected to sell out, so please book your tickets early.
             ceremony and hear the prize-winning short stories judged by creative
             writing tutor Greg Mosse and children’s author Ali Sparkes, followed
             by a two course lunch and coffee in the sumptuous surroundings of
             Wiston House. Generously Sponsored by Wilton Park at Wiston House.

             FriDAy 4 JUne, Springwells hotel, 7.30pm, 2½ hours, £5
             THREE mORE SuSSEx AuTHORS FROm THE SNAKE RIVER PRESS
             Following the success of last year’s visit, Steyning Festival
             is delighted to welcome back the Snake River Press, a
             small, Lewes-based publisher dedicated to producing
             beautiful, collectable guides to the culture of Sussex.
             This year’s visiting speakers will be Dr Peter Brandon (The
             Shaping of the Sussex Landscape), Viv Croot (Salacious
             Sussex), and David Mortimer (Sussex Wildlife).

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             TUeSDAy 8 JUne, Steyning Bookshop garden Marquee, 4.30pm, 1 hour, Free                                      SATUrDAy 12 JUne, Steyning Library, 2.30pm, 2 hours, £6/£5 concs (including refreshments)
             mEET THE CHILDREN’S AuTHORS: GILLIAN CROSS AND PAuL DOWSWELL                                                AN AFTERNOON WITH PRuE LEITH
             A fantastic opportunity for children aged 10+ to come after school                                                                                 In 1995, having published twelve cookbooks, Prue Leith gave
             and meet acclaimed authors, Gillian Cross and Paul Dowswell.                                                                                       up food writing to concentrate on fiction. A Serving of Scandal
             Gillian Cross is the author of the perennially popular Demon                                                                                       is her fifth very successful novel, which proves wrong all the
             Headmaster series, and has also written a Carnegie medal winner                                                                                    publishers who told her that no-one wanted to read about
             (Wolf), and The Great Elephant Chase, which won the Whitbread                                                                                      women over fifty! We are delighted to welcome her to the
             and the Smarties prizes, as well as many others. Her latest book,                                                                                  Festival and hear about her fascinating life and the success of
             Where I Belong, mixes high fashion and Somali pirates in a thrilling                                                                               her fiction career.
             tale of culture clashes and enduring friendships.                                                                                                  “Sophie Kinsella for Grown-ups” Daily Express
             Paul Dowswell has written many exciting historical fiction and                                              Photo: Rosie Hallam                    “Prue Leith was not just born to cook…she was also born to
             non-fiction books, including Powder Monkey and Prison Ship.                                                                                        write” Daily Mail
             His most recent novel is Auslander, a nail-bitingly tense and
             chilling story of a Polish orphan sent to live in Berlin during World War Two.                              SUnDAy 13 JUne, Steyning Bookshop garden Marquee, 2.30pm, £2 including refreshments
             Gillian and Paul, who are visiting two local schools to talk and sign books during the day, will be                         mEET THE AuTHOR: LuCY jAGO
             answering questions and signing copies of their latest books at the bookshop afterwards.                                    Lucy’s first novel for young people, Montecute House, published by Bloomsbury
                                                                                                                                         books, has had rave reviews and is a riveting read. Cess works caring for the chickens
             TUeSDAy 8 JUne, norfolk Arms, 7.30pm start for open mic, 2½ hours, £6/£5 concs                                              at Montacute House and is determined to find her friend William who disappeared
             PAm’S POETRY AND PINTS FESTIVAL SPECIAL WITH GuEST POET ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER                                              after a boy’s body is found by the river. Accused of witchcraft by the villagers she is
             Poet and songwriter Attila the Stockbroker, a favourite of the festival circuit, has performed about                        soon embroiled in a plot that threatens her world and forces her to draw on powers
             2,800 gigs in more than 21 countries - at venues ranging from Glastonbury to a hotel basement in                            she never knew she possessed, powers that will place her life in danger if they are
             Stalinist Albania. He’s published 5 books of poems and released over 20 CDs/LPs. He’s loud, radical,                        discovered by the villagers. Witchcraft, politics and religious ambition combine in this
             lyrical, reflective, and will make you roar with laughter and well as seethe with anger, and 2010 sees      gripping and wonderfully realised novel set in the Somerset of the 1500s.
             his 30th anniversary tour. Please contact the Steyning Bookshop on 01903 812062 if you want to take         Lucy will be reading from her book and talking about the inspiration and ideas behind it.
             part in the open mic.
                                                                                                                         SUnDAy 20 JUne, Steyning Cricket Club pavilion, 7pm (match starts at 2pm), 2½ hours, £5
             WeDneSDAy 9 June, Steyning Centre, 7.45-9.30pm, £6/£5 concs                                                 FESTIVAL CRICKET mATCH FOLLOWED BY AN EVENING WITH CHRISTOPHER mARTIN-jENKINS
                                AN EVENING WITH BARBARA TRAPIDO                                                          Continuing what is now a Festival tradition, Steyning Cricket Club
                                Steyning Bookshop is delighted to welcome one of our all-time favourite authors,         will be putting on a special cricket match, followed by a lively
                                Barbara Trapido, to the Festival. Barbara’s first novel, Brother of the More Famous      evening with visiting cricket personality Christopher Martin-Jenkins,
                                Jack, was published nearly thirty years ago to great excitement and terrific             who will be talking about his latest book, The 100 Best Cricketers
                                reviews, and promptly won the Whitbread prize. Since then, she has followed              of All Times. Come and see if you agree with his selections!
                                up her early success with a series of perfectly formed novels, which have been
                                equally well-received, notably the semi-autobiographical Frankie and Stankie,
                                which opened the locked box of Barbara’s memories of growing up as a white
                                child through the years of high apartheid in South Africa. Her latest novel, Sex and
                                Stravinsky, is a wise and wonderful tale that crosses continents and generations
                                to create a sparkling novel that moves with the grace and precision of a dance.

             THuRSDAY 10 juNE, Steyning Bookshop Garden marquee, 4.15pm, 1 hour, FREE
                              MeeT The ChiLDren’S AUThorS: Sophie MCkenZie AnD DinAh CAppArUCCi
                              Another wonderful opportunity for children aged 9+ to meet, and be
                              inspired by, award-winning authors. Sophie McKenzie is an extremely
                              popular writer for teenagers. Her thriller, Girl, Missing
                              won the Richard and Judy children’s book prize, and her
                              latest book is The Hostage, the second in a set of thrillers
                              about teenagers with special abilities, is equally exciting.
                              Sophie was one of the special World Book Day authors
             this year, and was also on the West Sussex Children’s Book Award 2010
             shortlist. Dinah Capparucci’s hilarious first book, Aliens Don’t Eat Dog Food
             was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and she is continuing in
             side-splitting style with her latest book, Disaster Bunnies Save the Day.
             Join Sophie and Dinah in the Bookshop Garden, where they will answer your questions and sign their
             latest books for children who did not have the chance to meet them in their school visits during the day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          WALKS
        SUnDAy 30 MAy, 10am, 2 miles (3 km), 2½ hours stroll/walk, £5                                                                                   FriDAy 4 JUne, 6.30pm, 1 mile (1.6 km), 1½ to 2 hours, £2 donation please to Steyning Museum
        THE STEYNING SCANDAL WALK - NOT FOR THE EASILY SHOCKED                                                                                          ExPLORING STEYNING
        Who lived where, and who did what and with whom! Steyning’s attractive flint and timber-                                                        Walk an intriguing tour of this delightful old market town. At its heart are the timber framed
        framed houses hide many secrets from the past. Come and hear some of them if you dare.                                                          buildings of Tudor and Stuart tradesmen. Come and discover the history and let us reveal
        (Not suitable for children).                                                                                                                    some more of its secrets with stories of its past.
        MEET: Outside Steyning Centre, Fletcher’s Croft car park. MAP REF: TQ 179.113.                                                                  MEET: Entrance to Steyning Museum, Church Street. Car Park is opposite St Andrews
        MUST BOOK: Telephone Festival Walks 01903 879439. LEADER: Dr. Janet Pennington -                                                                Church. MAP REF: TQ 178.113. LEADER: Chris Tod Honorary Curator, Steyning Museum
        Sussex History Walks
                                                                                                                                                        SUnDAy 6 JUne, 2pm, 2 miles (3 km), 2½ hours stroll/walk, £5
        SUnDAy 30 MAy, 6pm, 3 miles (5 km), 2½ hours, £8 per person includes a glass of wine and nibbles.                                               THE STEYNING SCANDAL WALK - NOT FOR THE EASILY SHOCKED
                          DuSK AT DAYLANDS’                                                                                                             See entry 30 May (Not suitable for children).
                         Photo: Susan Ashworth




                          This historic and remote farm provides the ideal setting to hear
                          mysterious tales from the past and experience some of the magic and                                                           MUST BOOK: Telephone Festival Walks 01903 879439. LEADER: Dr. Janet Pennington -
                          wonders of these ancient woodlands as dusk approaches.                                                                        Sussex History Walks

                                                 Uneven surfaces. Muddy if wet. Stout footwear advised. Not suitable for
                                                 children under 10 years. Dogs on leads welcome.                                                        WeDneSDAy 9 JUne, 3pm, 1 mile (1.6 km), 2½ hour tour, £7.50 includes tea and biscuits
                                                                                                                                                        WISTON HOuSE – THROuGH THE AGES
                          MEET: Daylands Farm car park signed off Honeybridge Lane. Access
                                                                                                                                                        Today Wiston House is an international Conference Centre,
                          with care off A24 at Dial Post. MUST BOOK: Telephone Festival Walks
                                                                                                                                                        but what of its history? The Elizabethan manor house was
        01903 879439. LEADER: Jamie Crawford Storyteller with Vivien Lyth, Festival Walks,
                                                                                                                                                        built in the 1570s. It stands on the site of a much earlier
        Farmers Derek & Vicki Crush
                                                                                                                                                        dwelling. A Lord Treasurer used it as one of his rural retreats
                                                                                                                                                        and a royalist owner left hurriedly during the English Civil
        WeDneSDAy 2 JUne, 7am, 2 miles (3 km), 2 hours, £6.50 to Steyning Downland Scheme. includes                                                     War. Join the Wiston Estate historian to discover more!
        breakfast.
        SONGS OF THE DAWN                                                                                                                               MEET: Wiston House. Take access off Steyning-
        Join Downland bird expert Richard James and ‘trill’ to the experience of the awakening                                                          Washington Rd A283. MAP REF: TQ 155.124.
        countryside. Listen for the elusive corn bunting, the eerie shriek of the barn owl or the                                                       MUST BOOK: Telephone Festival Walks 01903 879439.
        drumming of the great spotted woodpecker. Watch out for deer and other wildlife. All this                                                       LEADER: Dr. Janet Pennington - Sussex History Walks
        on our doorstep and followed by a cooked alfresco breakfast! Sorry! No dogs.
        MEET: Opposite the former NTC Hut, off Mouse Lane, Steyning. MAP REF: TQ 173.114.                                                               ThUrSDAy 10 JUne, 10am, 3.5 miles (6 km), 2½ to 3 hours, Donation to Wiston Church appreciated.
        MUST BOOK: Telephone Festival Walks 01903 879439. LEADER: Richard James, South                                                                  THE WONDERS OF WISTON
        Downs Joint Committee for the Steyning Downland Scheme                                                                                          A fascinating walk through Wiston Estate to include the newly opened ‘Permissive Path’
                                                                                                                                                        that leads to the top of the downs. Hear about the conservation work being undertaken at
        WeDneSDAy 2 JUne, 2.15pm, 2 miles (3 km), 2½ hours, £8.50                                                                                       Chanctonbury Ring. Woodland managers, farmers and gamekeepers all play an important
        mORE WINE FROm WISTON                                                                                                                           part ensuring this beautiful downland estate is allowed to develop with nature in mind. Walk
        Come and meet Wiston Estate winemaker Dermot Sugrue                                                                                             finishes at The Frankland Arms, Washington. Transport provided back to the start point or
                                                                                             Photo: Vivien Lyth




        and learn about the recently planted vines which gave their                                                                                     walk back by a different route. One steep climb. Uneven surfaces. Stout footwear advised.
        first harvest in 2008. What makes this location an ideal site                                                                                   Dogs on leads welcome.
        for a vineyard? Visit the winery to see the wines that are                                                                                      MEET: Wiston Estate Office - access via Wiston House off A283 Steyning to Washington
        being produced. Includes a tasting session with a selection of                                                                                  Road. MAP REF: TQ 156.123. MUST BOOK: Telephone Festival Walks 01903 879439.
        sparkling wines. Some uneven surfaces.                                                                                                          LEADER: William Trinick Estate Manager, Vivien Lyth Festival Walks
        MEET: New Barn, North End, Findon, Access off A24. MAP REF: TQ 129.099.
        MUST BOOK: Telephone Festival Walks 01903 879439. LEADER: Dermot Surgue Wiston
        Estate and Vivien Lyth Festival Walks

        FriDAy 4 JUne, 10.15am, 10 miles (16 km), 6 hours, Donation to Steyning Festival welcomed.
                                                                                                                       PHOTOGRAPH ANTHONY BIANCO 2008




        STEYNING HINTERLANDS
        A delightful walk criss-crossing the Adur Valley from Steyning towards Henfield and back
        including New Barn Farm, Nep Town and Huddlestone Wood. Mainly level terrain, uneven
        in places, a few stiles, and maybe mud after rain. Bring a packed lunch, drinks and
        refreshments. Toilets at the Steyning Centre. Sorry! No dogs.
        MEET: Outside Steyning Centre, Fletcher’s Croft car park. MAP REF: TQ 179.112.
        LEADER: Gill & Roger Kille, Sussex Pathfinders


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    OTHER EVENTS
        ThUrSDAy 10 JUne, 5.45pm, 2 miles (3 km), 2 hours, £14 including evening meal                                FriDAy 28 MAy, Steyning Centre, two showings one at 6pm and one at 9pm,
        green iS The CoLoUr – eCo 10/10                                                                              Steyning Film Society Members Free tickets in advance, £5 for non-members (Snack at 8.15pm)
        Join us for a ‘Green Themed’ evening walk around Steyning, to include homes with eco features:               NOWHERE BOY
        growing your own fruit and veg at the allotments: A visit to the local Adur Brewery with beer tasting        Imagine John Lennon’s childhood.....A lonely teenager, curious and sharp,
        and finishing at The Star to include a two course meal made from locally sourced produce.                    growing up in the shattered city of Liverpool. Two incredible women clash
        MEET: RC Church of Christ The King, Bramber Road, Steyning.                                                  for his love, Mimi, the formidable aunt who raised him and Julia, the spirited
        MAP REF: TQ 177.108. MUST BOOK: Telephone Festival Walks 01903 879439.                                       mother who gave him up. Yearning for a normal family, John escapes
        LEADER: Diana Goodall & Dave Kitson.                                                                         into music. His fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit in the young Paul
                                                                                                                     McCartney. But just as John’s new life begins the truth about his past
        FriDAy 11 JUne, 11am, 2 miles (3 km), 1½ hours, £6 to include a drink                                        leads to a tragedy he would never escape. Poignant and powerful, the
        THE GLORY OF THE GARDEN AT WISTON HOuSE                                                                      untold story of the boy who created The Beatles.
        Come and join the Head Gardner and hear how the history of the house relates to garden. See the re-          “A star is born” The Times, “Witty and satisfying” The Guardian. Directed
        instated Victorian greenhouses, vegetable garden, cascade and future arboretum plus much more. See           by Sam Taylor Wood, starring Aaron Johnson, Kirstin Scott Thomas and
        how the plans to help to reinstate this wonderful historic garden have progressed and the benefits that      Anne-Marie Duff.
        composting brings to the management of house and gardens. Stout footwear required. Sorry no dogs.
        MEET: Wiston Estate Office - access via Wiston House off A283 Steyning to Washington Road. MAP               mONDAY 31 mAY, Steyning High Street, 11am to 3.30pm, FREE
        REF: TQ 156.123. MUST BOOK: Telephone Festival Walks 01903 879439.                                           STEYNING COuNTRY FAIR
        LEADER: Robert Mitchell, Head Gardener, Wiston House.                                                        Turn back the clock and experience the atmosphere of Steyning as an old market town, complete
                                                                                                                     with livestock, rural crafts, stalls and demonstrations, together with clowns, jugglers, and puppets and
        SATUrDAy 12 JUne, 10.45am and 2.30pm, 3½ miles (5½ km), 2 hours, £7.50                                       other entertainment for all the family.
        A WAY THROuGH THE WOOD
        Come and meet StoryTeller Jamie Crawford - you will be surprised, informed and enchanted by his              FRIDAY 4 juNE, Penfold Hall, 7.30pm, 45 minute talk followed by discussion, FREE ticket in advance
        tales! Surrounded by woodland and farmland our journey will take us into the Steyning countryside                             THE CuTHmAN LECTuRE: mORALITY ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN THE 21ST CENTuRY
        along winding footpaths and through the delightful scenery. Along the way we will be enthralled by                            Rev. Dr Giles Fraser is Canon Chancellor and heads up the teaching office of St
        stories, travellers’ tails and folklore. Suitable for adults and children over 10 years of age.                               Paul’s Cathedral. He has a PhD in philosophical theology and has published and
        MEET: Steyning. Location advised when booking. MUST BOOK: Telephone Festival Walks 01903                                      lectured widely in philosophy of religion and ethics. In recent years he has developed a
        879439. LEADER: Jamie Crawford, Storyteller and Vivien Lyth, Festival Walks.                                                  reputation for facing difficult issues head on in his weekly column in the Church Times.
                                                                                                                                      He is a regular presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and a contributor to
        SUnDAy 13 JUne, 2.30pm, 4 miles (7km), 3hours, £7.50 includes admission to St Mary’s gardens                                  The Guardian. He is regarded as a priest with a rare ability to identify those issues
                                RIVER DEEP AND DOWNLAND HIGH                                                                          which non church-goers find off-putting and to engage in debate with them.
                                Once a busy trade route, the River Adur has seen many changes. Who looks
                                after the river and what of its future? A castle and a peaceful church setting       SATuRDAY 12 juNE, start at Steyning Bookshop, end at Steyning Library, 11am, 2 hours, FREE ticket in advance
                                will provide a high note with music in unexpected places.                            FAmILY TREASuRE HuNT
                                 The walk ends in the delightful Victorian Gardens at St Mary’s House - a            A fun stroll around the town, searching for clues, solving riddles and questions. Each family or group
                                 special visit enhanced by a little light music.                                     (any age children) enters as a team and collects their entry form from Steyning Bookshop. Finish at the
                                 Why not stay for tea. Expect footpaths, may be a stile, river and downland views.   library where there will be a craft activity and refreshments. Prizes for the winning team.
                                 MEET: Bramber village car park. MAP REF: TQ 185.105
                                 MUST BOOK: Telephone Festival Walks 01903 879439.                                   SUnDAy 13 JUne, Steyning Centre, 2.30pm, 2 hours, £3.00 per child to Stepping Forward
                                 LEADER: Vivien Lyth, Festival Walks with Lou Bradbury (recorder) & Judith           STEPPING FORWARD
                                 Souter (cello)                                                                      An afternoon of fun in aid of Stepping Forward.
                                                                                                                     Music and Creative Activities for 0-5 years. Tea, Coffee and
                                                                                                                     Cake on sale.
                                                                                                                     www.steppingforward.info

                                                                                                                     ThUrSDAy 17 JUne, Steyning grammar School, 6.30pm, 3 hours, Free
                                                                                                                                                      ART, PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN ExHIBITION
                                                                                                                                                      You are invited to come and celebrate student achievement
                                                                                                                                                      in BTEC Visual Arts, GCSE Art, AS, A2 level Art, AS level
                                                                                                                                                      Photography and Design Technology. Refreshments will be
                                                                                                                                                      available and any voluntary contributions will go towards the
                                                                                                                                                      exhibition hanging fund.
                                                                                                                                                          The evening will be opened by the school Samba Band and
                                                                                                                                                          various other music students will perform during the evening.


                     Walks pages sponsored by: Beltons • Tel: 01903 813907
                                            www.beltons.net
INFORmATION   BOOKING INFORmATION: muSIC, THEATRE, LITERATuRE AND OTHER EVENTS




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     EVENTS DIARY AT A GLANCE
                                                                                                                               muSIC          VISuAL ARTS          THEATRE           LITERATuRE           OTHER             WALKS
              In Person The Steyning Bookshop,106 High Street, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3RD. Monday to
              Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm.                                                                                                                      WEDNESDAY 02 juNE                 THuRSDAY 10 juNE
              By Post Please make cheques payable to Steyning Festival Ltd and include a SAE for your tickets.                                                A   Arts Trail                    A   Arts Trail
              Please include your daytime phone number for enquiries, together with details of the event name,                                                A   Art Exhibition: Chatfields    W   The Wonders of Wiston
              date, time, price and concession, if applicable, and send to The Steyning Bookshop.                                                             W   Songs of the Dawn             M   The Iliad
              By Phone 01903 812062                                                                                                                           L   Be A Buttoneer                M   Music for a summer afternoon
              Online www.steyningfestival.co.uk. Please note that a transaction charge will apply.                                                            L   Short Story Awards Lunch      L   Meet the Children’s Authors
                                                                                                                                                              W   More Wine from Wiston         W   Green is the Colour- ECO
              Enquiries admin@steyningfestival.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                              T   Mable Mackintosh and Her          10/10
              Credit/Debit Cards Mastercard, Visa and Debit Cards are accepted at The Steyning Bookshop.
                                                                                                                                                                  Enormous Pants                M   ¡Hispanorama!
              A transaction charge will apply. Tickets booked within five working days prior to the event should be                                           T   What Would Helen Mirren Do?
              collected at the door. Please bring along the card used for the booking.                                                                                                          FRIDAY 11 juNE
              Concessionary Rates Where available, are offered to children under 16 years old, students 16 years                                              THuRSDAY 03 juNE                  A Arts Trail
              and over in full time education, over 60s, unemployed/ES40 holders or people in receipt of income                                               A   Arts Trail                    M Poems on Immortality and
              support, working tax credit or housing benefit. Please show ID and proof of entitlement when claiming                                           A   Art Exhibition: Chatfields      Immortal Poems
              concessions.                                                                                                                                    T   The Digital World             W The Glory of the Garden at
              Family Where available, a Family ticket is for 2 children under 16 plus 2 adults.                            FriDAy 28 MAy                      M   Adam Barker Coffee Concert      Wiston House
              Group Discount For selected events only, a minimum order of 10 tickets will qualify for a discounted rate.   O   Film: Nowhere Boy              T   Expresso                      M Talented Musical Youngsters
              Free Tickets Some events are free, but due to limited seats, a ticket is still required. These can be                                                                             T Random Acts Playback
              obtained from the box office. However, if you are unable to use your ticket, then we kindly request that     SATuRDAY 29 mAY                    FRIDAY 04 juNE                      Theatre
                                                                                                                           A   Arts Trail                     A   Arts Trail
              you return the ticket to the box office so that it can be reissued.                                                                             A   Art Exhibition: Chatfields    SATuRDAY 12 juNE
                                                                                                                           A   Art Exhibition: Chatfields
              BOOKING INFORmATION: WALKS                                                                                   A   Art Exhibition: St Andrew’s    W   Steyning Hinterlands          A Arts Trail
                                                                                                                               Church                         W   Exploring Steyning            A Art Exhibition: Fletchers Croft
              By Phone Please call Festival Walks on 01903 879439
                                                                                                                           A   Art Exhibition: Penfold Hall   L   Three More Sussex Authors     M Confessions of two Bell
              FRIENDS OF STEYNING FESTIVAL                                                                                 M   Steyning Music Society         O   The Cuthman Lecture             Ringers
              Become a friend and take advantage of regular newsletters, free events throughout the year and                   Concert                        M   The Andy Woon Vintage Hot     W A Way Through The Wood
              priority booking facilities. Annual subscription is £10 per person, or £15 for family membership.            M   Björn Again                        Five                          O Family Treasure Hunt
                                                                                                                                                              T   Kvetch by Steven Berkoff      T Our Generation
              Please contact Jenny Toomey on 01903 814167 for further details.
                                                                                                                           SuNDAY 30 mAY                                                        L An afternoon with Prue Leith
              HOW TO FIND uS                                                                                               A Arts Trail                       SATuRDAY 05 juNE                  M A concert of Baroque Vocal
                                                                                                                           A Art Exhibition: Chatfields       A   Arts Trail                      Music
              By Road East/West A27, A272 • North A24, A23/M23 • Link to Steyning A283.
                                                                                                                           A Art Exhibition: St Andrew’s      A   Art Exhibition: Chatfields    M Chanctonbury Chorus perform
              Distances in miles Brighton 12, Worthing 8, Lewes 17, Chichester 24, London 51, Gatwick 32, Horsham 15.                                         L   Magical Mix-ups with Nick
                                                                                                                             Church                                                               Dido and Aeneas
              Bus from Brighton via Shoreham, from Horsham, Burgess Hill and Worthing via cross-country services.                                                 Sharratt
              Coach To Worthing, Brighton or Horsham.                                                                      W The Steyning Scandal Walk
                                                                                                                           T Theatre Trail 1                  L   Tea and cakes with Novelist   SuNDAY 13 juNE
              Train Nearest station is Shoreham-by-Sea (5 miles from Steyning) from London Victoria or London                                                     Bethan Roberts                A Arts Trail
                                                                                                                           T Talking Heads
              Bridge, Portsmouth or Brighton.                                                                                                                 L   Surrounded by Stories         T Theatre Trail 2
                                                                                                                           W Dusk at Daylands’
                                                                                                                                                              T   Steyning’s Got Talent         O Stepping Forward Toddler
              THANK YOu                                                                                                    mONDAY 31 mAY                                                          Music
              Steyning Festival is extremely grateful for the generosity and cooperation of the whole community.           A   Arts Trail                     SUnDAy 06 JUne                    W River Deep and Downland
              We appreciate those who have willingly shared their time, expertise and financial support. We                O   Country Fair                   A   Arts Trail                      High
              acknowledge particularly The Steyning Bookshop, St Andrew’s Primary School and Steyning                      A   Art Exhibition: Chatfields     A   Art Exhibition: Chatfields    M A Funny Thing Happened on
              Grammar School. Thank you everyone.                                                                          A   Art Exhibition: St Andrew’s    W   The Steyning Scandal Walk       the way to the Opera!
                                                                                                                               Church                         L   Writing Dickens’s Life        L Meet the author: Lucy Jago
              The festival is brought to you by Steyning Festival Limited. Registered in England and Wales: Company
                                                                                                                           A   Art Exhibition: Penfold Hall
              number: 06508639. Registered Address: A2 Yeoman Gate, Yeoman Way, Worthing, BN13 3QZ                                                            mONDAY 07 juNE                    mONDAY 14 juNE
                                                                                                                           L   The Magic of the Selkie
                                                                                                                                                              A   Arts Trail                    M   Princess’ Blankets - Carol Ann
                                                                                                                           T   Bootworks: The Good, the Bad
                                                                                                                                                              M   Jarvis Lane Trio                  Duffy
                                                                                                                               and the Box
                                                                                                                           T   Talking Heads                  TUeSDAy 08 JUne                   THuRSDAY 17 juNE
                                                                                                                                                              A   Arts Trail                    O   School Art Exhibition
                                                                                                                           TuESDAY 01 juNE                    M   John Ireland
                                                                                                                           A   Arts Trail
                                                                                                                                                              L                            SuNDAY 20 juNE
                                                                                                                                                                  Meet The Children’s Authors
                                                                                                                           A   Art Exhibition: Chatfields
                                                                                                                                                              L   Pam’s Poetry and Pints   L An Evening With Christopher
                                                                                                                           T   What Would Helen Mirren Do?
                                                                                                                                                                                              Martin-Jenkins
                                                                                                                           T   Acting Workshop for Adults  WEDNESDAY 09 juNE
                                                                                                                           L   A Twist in the Tale         A Arts Trail
                                                                                                                                                           M Michael Finnissy piano
                                                                                                                                                           W Wiston House Through the Ages
                                                                                                                                                           L An Evening With Barbara
                                                                                                                                                              Trapido
FeSTiVAL Box oFFiCe: The STeyning BookShop • 106 high STreeT • 01903 812062




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