Photo. by Pete Coleman.
What you missed in 2018
On the Stage, 09.30 - 15.30:
09.30 - 10.15: The Yum Yums. Local group to kick off this year's entertainment. Spot the Heathfield members!
10.30 - 11.15: Warbleton Brass Band with an upbeat selection of brass band music.
11.30 - 12.20: Vagabond Blues. Seaford based rock/blues group.
12.30 - 12.40: Emily and Em. New local duo (with one Heathfield member). This is a 10-minute stage preview for their appearance in the Union Church (13.30 - 14.00).
12.45 - 13.40: Heathfield Silver Band. Popular upbeat music to get us into the groove. They will be joined at about 13.35 by the Cake and Wine Club Choir for a performance of ‘Stand By Me’.
13.45 - 14.10: The Cake and Wine Club Choir. Only formed earlier this year by Heathfield resident Angela Brooks (she's brilliant!), this is likely to be the choir's first public appearance.
14.15 - 15.30: Fat Belly Jones. We last had this popular 8-piece ska/funk/soul band here in 2013.
In the High Street, 10.00 - 15.00:
10.00 - 12.30 (with breaks): Horsham Accordion Band.
13.00 - 15.00 (with breaks): Duo Romantique. Local Guitar/Violin Duo.
Union Church, open throughout for refreshments. Entertainment as below:
10.30 - 12.00 (with break): Remnant. Popular, easy listening, harmony trio.
12.15 - 13.15: The Sussex Stompers Jazz Band. One of this event's regular bands but it's their first time playing in the Union Church.
13.30 - 14.00: Emily and Em. New local vocal/guitar/ukulele duo.
14.15 - 15.00: Sussex Stompers Jazz Band (part two).
State Hall (Kings Church), open throughout for refreshments but entertainment 10.30 - 14.00. Main venue for children’s entertainment:
10.30 - 11.00 Marco the Magician entertains the children.
11.30 - 12.00 Andy Bosco entertains the children.
12.30 - 13.00 Marco the Magician entertains the children.
13.30 - 14.00 Andy Bosco entertains the children.
When not in the State Hall, which is the main fixed venue for children’s entertainment, Andy Bosco and Marco the Magician tour the closed streets entertaining. Marco and Andy Bosco are professional children’s entertainers.
Each year, on August Bank Holiday Monday, Heathfield holds its French Market. The Station Road area, from the junction with the High Street is closed to all traffic and the place abounds with market stalls (French and English), plus a day of FREE entertainment for all age groups, although we cannot cater for heavy metal fans as the stallholders have to be able to hear their customers!. Stay with us on this site for full details of the entertainment but, for general information regarding the event, please visit the official site:
The event was open from 09.30 until 15.30, and in 2018 the date was Monday 27th August........
What you are reading on this page now is what you missed!
In those six hours there is something for everyone, with entertainment at four sites. Favourite with the youngest visitors is the State Hall, where the Kings Church gives the community full use of its facilities for the day, meaning that the Punch & Judy, magic, balloon modelling and the like, keeps them amused for hours. It is important to remember that whilst the entertainers enthral the children with their skills, they are not your childminders and you must supervise your little darlings at all times.
A host of musical magic awaits you on both the Main Stage, in the High Street (outside the traffic-free area), and in the Union Church.
There may be changes to the entertainment programme due to circumstances beyond our control…..But it’s free!
THE WHOLE EVENT IS FREE TO VISITORS. IF YOU ENJOY YOURSELVES, PLEASE PUT A DONATION IN THE COLLECTING BUCKETS (if you are able), WHICH ARE FOR SPECIFIC GOOD CAUSES EACH YEAR. ALSO, PLEASE SUPPORT THE TRADERS AND THE PROGRAMME ADVERTISERS IF YOU CAN. IT IS THEIR SUPPORT THAT ALLOWS THE ORGANISERS TO STAGE THE FREE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME. Thank You.
This event is not profit-making (if there is any surplus then it goes to charity) and is organised and run entirely by volunteers. If you would like to help please ring Richard Ridley on 01435 897536.