We're honoured to support the legendary Herbie Flowers and his All Stars. Herbie regularly sells out the Brighton Dome with his brilliant Jazz Breakfasts, and we are expecting a full house for this first night Jazz Supper.
Herbie Flowers is an English musician specialising in bass guitar, double-bass and tuba. He is regarded as one of Britain's best-known session bass-players, including the unforgettable bass hook from Walk on the Wild Side. In his varied career he has worked with Blue Mink, T. Rex, Jeff Wayne, Bowie, Lou Reed, Nilsson, Henry Mancini, Sir Elton John, David Essex, Sir Paul Macartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Dusty Springfield - and not forgetting Clive Dunn (Grandad – which Herbie composed!)
The All Stars are: Charlotte Glasson (sax, flute, violin, musical saw); Paul Eshelby (trumpet, flugel horn); Mark Bassey (trombone); Stephen Wrigley (guitar, vocals); Roy Hilton (piano) and Malcolm Mortimore (drums, percussion).
There will be some great food vendors on site and the Festival Bar will be open so you can make a proper feast of the evening.
Inspired by Nick Sharratt's 'Draw Along', we continue with an afternoon of arts and crafts suitable for all ages. So access your inner Leonardo or Tracy Emin and become an artist for the afternoon. Use the easels and drawing materials provided by Steyning Arts (courtesy of Seawhites of Brighton) to draw a model who will pose for you, or anything else that takes your fancy in the landscape. Contribute to a community mural which will then decorate the Big Top for the rest of the festival. Children can create a collage of landmarks of Steyning using different techniques inspired by Kandinsky. If your face is your canvas, let Lisa turn it into a work of art.
All this, and more, plus some roving entertainers and an afternoon of music provided by Southdown Funk and The Cheer Up Mollys. The Festival bar and cafe will be open and a wide range of food will be available all day.
Oh yes - here they go again. Voted 2016's most popular beer and wine event at The Steyning Festival, the rag bag collective of musicians, wordsmiths, artists and newly realised vintage and classic car fans that are known as the Raz Up return. The Raz Up has now established itself to be the place to see musical talent right here on your doorstep. Now in it's fourth year and resident once again at the Norfolk Arms the Razzers will be fan-faring their way down to the Big Top to celebrate their ongoing music collaborations.
Unleaded, unplugged and trying to be under control, this year we've combined with more local musicians and some cool Vintage and Classic Car collectors to give you a day of bacchanalian fun. The beer will be flowing, the wine pouring, the music will fill your hearts and minds with the wondrous wonders of local legends, young and old. New this year is the Kids Raz - the chance to see our up-and-coming young talent curated by the folk from the Razz. Put the date in your diary and come and see what was the popular Festival choice for the whole family. You don’t want to miss this one.
The Festival Bar and Cafe will be open all day and there will be an exciting range of independent food vendors on Cuthman Field.
All vintage/classic cars (and costumes!) welcome. Free entry. For more information and to book a free parking spot, please contact Antonia Boulsien: firstname.lastname@example.org 07850 617505
We had a lovely time at this friendly club a year ago and are looking forward to returning as their featured act in June. Floor spots are available too so come along!
The John Selden Pub Half Moon Lane Salvington Road Worthing, West Sussex
RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH Thursday 5th July,8 - 11pm The Railway Inn, Boundary Road, Portslade
We'll be the featured support act at this monthly night of words, music and performance hosted by resident songsmith Robb Johnson. Floor performers are very welcome.
We're supporting the rather excellent John Ward Trio whose brand of folk music was born from John’s experience of life in a tough and gritty East Anglian fishing port that has seen more than its fair share of social change and decline.
The Trio's powerful three-part harmonies blend to give a rich life to John’s songs and to the traditional repertoire. Accompanied by guitar, double bass, mandolin, harmonica, whistles and bodhran, and with the familiar, relaxed banter, stories and humour that John has become known for, the Trio delights folk club and festival audiences around the country.
Admission is on the basis of first-come, first-served on the night. The minimum cost of entry is £7 per person; but if you are not unwaged / a student / skint for other reasons / a floor performer, a voluntary donation over and above that sum would be much appreciated.
PADDLE ROUND THE PIER, UKULELE STAGE
Sunday 8th July, 4pm
We'll be back on the Ukulele Stage again this year, playing at 2pm on Sunday.
Do check the stage out for the rest of the weekend too - there's a fantastic lineup of uke bands from all over the South, including the marvellous Qukulele at 2pm on Sunday (featuring our own Seffy). And Carol will be busy on the PA desk all weekend too!