Many thanks for the cheque received for £1000 to help towards running our project ‘Making Your Mark’.
The first session for ‘Making Your Mark’, in June, was a huge success with more sessions planned for 18th July, 5th September, during Festival (and beyond!).
Find out more about the project just here: Ukulele Festival and Making Your Mark
And find out more about Lions International, the global leaders in community service, just here:
Free ukulele taster session at Bognor Youth & Community Centre on Wednesday 20th June.
Making Your Mark is part of the 2018 Southdowns Folk Festival – get involved!
We’re completely thrilled to announce that we have been successful in our bid to create an Educational Website featuring traditional songs from the South Downs.
The grant is being provided by the South Downs National Park Authority.
Further information will be available soon.
Just in time for Record Store Day 2018, Harbour Records in Emsworth will be selling Southdowns Folk Festival 4-day tickets, plus individual evening tickets, from Friday 20th April.
You can find Harbour Records here:
29 High Street, #Emsworth, PO10 7AG
Tel: 01243 371415
Many thanks for your support Harbour!
We are thrilled to announce that the Sussex Community Foundation have awarded our 2018 festival a sum of £5000.
The funds will be used for the festival ‘Skills Project’, in partnership with ‘Making Theatre Gaining Skills’. Our Skills Project uses funding to train local unemployed people as stewards for the Southdowns Folk Festival.
We are so pleased to continue and build on the success of last year’s project. Many thanks to the foundation for all their support.
We’re pleased to be supporting Ovation Music as part of this year’s Sussex Young Folk Competition. Ovation are a young people’s music charity in Chichester, West Sussex, providing a platform for children and young people to get involved in making music.
Sussex Young Folk Competition 2018 in association with Butlins, Bognor Regis, will take place on Sunday 23rd September at William Hardwicke.
To be part of the competition, simply contact Roger, our festival director, for details… firstname.lastname@example.org
A huge ‘thank you’ to the Picturedrome Cinema, who will sponsor our 2018 festival.
Bognor’s near unique and lovely Edwardian cinema are to become headline sponsor for our ‘Southdowns Ukulele Festival’, and we sincerely thank them for this.
More news and details about the special ukelele events is to follow soon.
Our 2018 festival will enjoy exciting and community focused town centre activities with ~
*a bigger and even more spectacular dance programme
*expanded street markets
*additional music workshops, sessions and sing-arounds
*extra children’s fun & games
*Sussex Young Folk Competition
*a bigger (and tastier?!) Real Ale Festival
*the introduction of the Southdowns Ukulele Festival
*also new for 2018 – the ‘Seaside Big Sing`
and much more…