Festival fun across Southwick and Fishersgate

The Fishersgate Centre is launching the Adur festival this year with their Big Festival Party.

Eastbrook School have all been working on their sock puppet creatures, and they will be parading from the old school site to the Fishersgate Centre at 11am on Saturday, May 24.

As they arrive, there will be an explosion of sound and colour, with street bands, theatre and dance.

There is a big community picnic planned, so bring along lunch to share and stick around for all the wonderful activities planned that day.

The Fishersgate Centre has also secured Arts Council funding to hold a brilliant interactive arts exhibition called ‘Recyclo’.

Nick Sayers will be running workshops on how to create utopian city scapes, giant domes and huge sand spirographs.

There will be a talk on the Plastic Beaches project, a collection of inspiring stories collected from his experience of creating art out of discarded plastic found on beaches.

If you’ve not visited Fishersgate Centre before, this is the perfect opportunity, and with the train station just around the corner, it’s an easy day out for anyone in Adur.

Southwick has been proactive in the world of visual arts, with six exhibitions in this year’s programme, including ‘Southwick, Sea and Ships’ held at the beautiful Manor Cottage Heritage Centre.

For beer lovers, there’s nowhere better to be on the first weekend of the festival than the much-loved Southwick Beer Festival at the community centre.

At the Southwick Library, Mike O’ Leary will give a talk on tales of Strange Creatures in Sussex and over at Southwick Christian Community Church there is all sorts of fun around the theme of Narnia and the Lord of The Rings.

To get involved with the running of the festival, or to help out with the street parties, please join us next Wednesday, May 21, at the Ropetackle Arts Centre from 6pm to 8.30pm.