Hailsham Virtual Festival 2020

Hailsham Festival is not dead – just sleeping!

But we’ve been getting withdrawal symptoms following the cancellation of this year’s Festival so, instead, we are hosting a Virtual Festival online.

We hope this initiative will help to keep alive our central mission of celebrating talent, creativity and imagination in Hailsham and the surrounding area.

To this end we are inviting members of the community to share and showcase their creative achievements in our galleries and publications. We hope that lots of people take part and we are really looking forward to seeing the results in our Virtual Art Trail, our Poetry and Short Story Anthology and our 3 Minute Flix Gallery.

We are also encouraging children under 14 years of age to upload photographs of any art they have been making during the period of lockdown. The Children’s Lockdown Art Project will feature images which showcase art inspired by or created during the months of Coronavirus Lockdown

We are also hoping to produce some one-off Hailsham Festival Extra events later in the year. We will be updating the website and social media pages with information about these as the situation becomes clearer.

The arts represent a vital component of our culture, enriching our community and creating a vibrant landscape from which we all benefit. Thank you for all your support over the years – we hope to make next year bigger and even better! Please take good care of yourselves at this challenging time.


Festival Chair