What’s on in Crawley in August
This August, Crawley has some great open air performances to help you celebrate the British summer. Check out our guide for some of the highlights of the Crawley calendar this month.
Fantastic Mr Fox at Goffs Park
3rd August 2011
This fantastic family production at the Hawth, Crawley, is from Illyria – the same company that brought Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach to the stage last year. Follow the antics of the Fantastic Mr Fox as he tries to feed his family, much to the despair of farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean. Tickets for this open air production cost £12 each and families are invited to bring along their own picnics to enjoy before the show. To book your tickets or to find out more information, head to the Hawth website.
Summer theatre: Great Expectations
7th August 2011
Quantum Theatre will be presenting Charles Dickens’ classic tale of the life of young orphan, Pip. Set in the magical surroundings of the Nymans ruins, this open air performance is not to be missed. Gates open at 6pm for picnics and tickets cost £15 per adult. Head to the National Trust website for more details.
Association of Sussex Artists Exhibition, Horsham
11th – 20th August 2011
This annual exhibition of selected paintings, sculpture and pottery will display the work of both professional and amateur artists at the Drill Hall, Horsham. The Association of Sussex Artists was founded over 80 years ago and aims to encourage the creation of art in Sussex. The annual exhibition, held at a similar time each year, has been a popular feature in the county calendar since the Association’s establishment in 1928.
The Music of Queen at Borde Hill
13th August 2011
This stunning concert of Queen’s greatest hits features performers from the West End smash, We Will Rock You, as well as a live rock band and the English National Orchestra. The show features 40 songs from the glam rock kings and will be performed in the stunning surroundings of Borde Hill gardens, Haywards Heath. Rock out to We Are The Champions, Don’t Stop Me Now and Killer Queen for £35 per adult. Kids go free and families are invited to bring their own picnics, rugs and seating. Learn more at the Borde Hill website.
Crawley Farmers’ Market
14th August 2011
Crawley Farmers’ Market takes place at Queens Square every second Sunday of the month. Shoppers are welcome to browse over 20 stalls offering the best in local produce including meats, vegetables, pastries, breads, cheeses and much much more. The market is run by a local stall-holder and all the produce on offer is sourced from the Kent, Surrey and Sussex area. For more information, contact Allan Hambly on 01293 438781 or visit the Crawley Borough Council website.
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