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Saturday 3rd September 2016,  2 – 10pm

Festival 21 promises a dazzling day and evening of thrilling family entertainment……………..

The Festival…………
Celebrates 21 years of Friends of Sussex Hospices and takes place in the grounds of the splendid Elizabethan Manor, Danny House – beneath the South Downs near Hurstpierpoint

The afternoon’s attractions include………...
An action-packed day with a Vintage Fun Fair, Big Top Circus, a Great War Air Display complete with WW1 dogfight, massive Classic Car & Military Vehicle Display, historic Battle Re-enactments, Live Music, Strolling Jesters, ‘Tomfoolery’ children’s entertainment, and Medieval Musicians. Up to 10 local beers will be featured in the Sussex Micro Beer Festival.  The Hurstpierpoint College Dance Group and a performance by the world famous Liptovsky Hradok Dance Conservatoire will take place in the Big Top.

Refreshments…………
Delicious food and drink, licensed bar and snacks galore will be available to purchase from a variety of outlets. Select from the delicious cakes, together with teas/coffees and soft drinks  inside the ‘hospicetality’ marquee where hospice volunteers will be waiting to serve you (up to 6pm)

Picnic at dusk………...
Gather on the lawns in front of Danny House to picnic with your friends. Enjoy the live music including the Brighton College Big Band, The Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band, the Swingtime Sweethearts and the internationally acclaimed Pendyrus Welsh Male Choir

Son et Lumière…………
As night falls, it’s time for Festival 21’s amazing Son et Lumière where the Elizabethan mansion becomes the backdrop for a night of magical sound, light and vision. Dazzling images will weave the story of Sussex from ancient times to modern, including Roman Legionnaires, rampaging Saxons, Norman conquerors and ships of the Spanish Armada, ending with stark images of the Great War – Hurricanes and Spitfires join the Battle of Britain

A moment of reflection…………
The wonderful work of all twelve Sussex hospice care providers will be celebrated by a parade of flags carried by hospice representatives and accompanied by costumed members of the Southover Bonfire Society.  The massed voices of The Pendyrus Male Choir will build to a crescendo while images depicting hospice care will be projected onto the facade of Danny House. 

Kathy Gore OBE DL, Chair of Friends of Sussex Hospices will lead a moment of reflection with words composed by Rev. Thomas R D Duncanson, and invite everyone to light up the night sky with thousands of little lights (which will be distributed prior to the performance and which may be kept as a memento).

Laser Light Show…………
The evening erupts into a fabulous Laser Light Show to end a spectacular day and evening!!!

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Your ticket entitles you to ALL entertainments throughout the afternoon and evening and includes complimentary parking
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Children under 16 free with pre-booked tickets!

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Save up to £6 pp and buy an early-bird ticket

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Bring your picnic and gather on the lawn for the evening performance
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