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 What's on in Horsham


Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 October
10am to 9pm
Horsham Town Centre

Enjoy a fantastic range of organised activities including live music, street theatre, a traditional turn-of-the-century fun fair, unique workshops as well as other great things for people of all ages to enjoy.

As a special event, on Friday 26 October from 7pm, band Tongues of Fire - will perform, taking the form of a precession allowing crowds to follow them from the Carfax to The Forum. The band can be described as a riot of reeds, brass and percussion inspired by sounds of church and chapel, of village, street, circus and gypsy bands, the jazz marches of Albert Ayler and the cosmic carnival of Sun Ra.

At The Forum at 8pm, Feeding the Fish will amaze crowds with a high-energy stage-show where juggling and movement are performed in partial light with illuminated clubs and balls, changing brightness and strobing, emitting a spectrum of colours in perfect synchronization to a dramatic soundtrack. A mesmerising spectacle of choreographed colour which is both intriguing and captivating.

Some of the most talented street theatre performers in business will be in town on Saturday 27 October. Emile Epstein will be performing Fire Juggling, Breathing, Fire Poi and Fire Staff. Pesky four-legged bugs, ladies gossiping over a wall, a man with a noisy briefcase and amazing artist - John Hicks are all to feature and guaranteed to surprise you should you stumble across them!

Live music this year is an eclectic mix including many new bands including Tuxedo Funktion - 9-piece funk/disco covers band, The Mike O'Mara Gypsy Project with gypsy jazz, up-beat Eastern-European and Folk, plus Rachel Hawker and the Remedies also plays with bundles of attitude.

The fun of the fair is back, lighting up the town with exciting rides - all at low prices. The turn-of-the-century style fair provides a great atmosphere throughout the town, featuring a Carousel, Chair-o-Planes, Haunted Castle, Games and Sides Stools plus the Ferris Wheel allowing spectacular views across Horsham, both day and night.

As usual, the majority of entertainment will be absolutely FREE. Don't miss out!

Nigel Fitzsimmons | Events and Promotions Officer
Horsham District Council, Leisure Services,
Park House Lodge, North Street, Horsham,
West Sussex, RH12 1RL
T 01403 215279 | F 01403 215268