Burgess Hill Summer Festival to celebrate the town’s talent

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Burgess Hill Summer Festival takes place from June 6 to 14 and celebrates the wealth of talent and creativity the town has to offer.

This year’s festival will include 64 events to amuse, entertain, inspire and delight you. There is something for all ages and 43 of the 64 events are free of charge.

Highlights of this year’s festival will include Jazz legend Chris Barber, an evening with prize-winning author Alison MacLeod, a retelling of Romeo and Juliet with Debs Newbold and a comedy night with Barnstormers Comedy Club.

The Festival Marquee in St John’s Park will be back to host a variety of events during the first weekend of the festival.

The nine-days will provide music, dance, comedy, art and craft, literature, walks, talks, nature, a quiz, local tours, after-school activities, history, theatre, workshops, events for different ages and for the whole community.

The Festival has been co-ordinated by Burgess Hill Town Council with participation by 43 local groups, businesses and individuals.

Town Mayor, Councillor Anne Jones, said: “We are very grateful to all those who are involved in this year’s Summer Festival, providing an excellent programme with a wide variety of events to be enjoyed by all ages.”

Festival programmes are available from the Town Council’s Help Point at 96 Church Walk, as well as Burgess Hill Library and other community venues around the town.

It can also be viewed on the Town Council’s website www.burgesshill.gov.uk/Summerfestival2015. Keep up to date via the Town Council’s Facebook page.