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The Chanctonbury Chorus Summer ConcertSaturday 16 June at 7.30pm Parish Church of St Andrew and St Cuthman, Steyning. Mozart Coronation Mass and Haydn Mass in Time of War!  Tickets £14, available from the Steyning Bookshop. The audience are warmly invited to join the soloists and chorus after the concert for a free light buffet and the chance to buy a glass of wine.


The Artisan Bakehouse
In support of the Festival and the Revolution theme, The Artisan Bakehouse at Ashurst  (Winner of The Sussex Eating Experience of the year 2018) will have a fun foodie themed week in celebration of the French Revolution.  5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th June 12 noon – 5pm enjoy delicious handmade seasonal fare with a French twist ; handmade baguettes from the wood oven, delicious traditional tarts & bakes with seasonal salads, patisserie & sweet treats to enjoy in their delightful cottage gardens or Bakehouse. The music will be gentle Café de Paris and the staff will welcome you with typical Gallic charm! Feel free to come dressed in striped Bretons,  berets or other French themed attire to really embrace the fun of the festival!  (booking advisable as tables are limited)


Steyning Museum
RIOT AT THE WORKHOUSE Will examine the extraordinary events of September 1835 when, it is estimated, a quarter of the then population of Steyning rioted in support of the Workhouse Paupers who were objecting to the new Poor Law Act. The events could have merited a “Carry On” film treatment!   The exhibition will be open:  Tues, Wed, Fri 1030am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-4.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-4.30pm and Sunday 2.30pm-4.30pm. Also at the museum will be the Art Trail Exhibition and our Permanent Displays. Admission is free. 


St Andrew’s Church
REFLECTIONS at STEYNING FESTIVAL Poetry by Vanessa Gebbie; painted glass images by Elizabeth Lamont, photographed by Jane Willis.

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, the Festival is installing an exhibition to stimulate reflection on the legacy of 1914-1918. This is also a poignant reminder that six Steyning servicemen who lost their lives in the war and who represent all three armed services, are buried in the churchyard. There are also three graves of casualties of the Second World War.

'Reflections' is a unique, contemplative exhibition; a harmony of poetry and photographs of stained glass paintings and of locations inspired by the poems in the book 'Memorandum, Poetry for the Fallen' by Vanessa Gebbie, Sussex-based writer and teacher. Elizabeth Lamont, also from Sussex, is an artist in stained glass whose work has been inspired by Vanessa's responses to war memorials and battlefields, creating an unusual and striking fusion of words and glass.

The exhibition will run from 25th May – 10th June 2018. It will be open to the public free of charge throughout normal church opening times except during church services or concerts (which are listed in the Festival programme). 


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