Festival Programme

Wednesday 10th May
Poetry Prize Evening
Thursday 11th May
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Visit
Friday 12th May
Banstead History Research Group
Banstead Scrapbook

Saturday 13th May
Flowers and Butterflies of Park Downs
Saturday 13th May
Red Priest
Sunday 14th May
Choral Evensong at All Saints'

Box Office (from 3rd April 2017)
Banstead Arts Festival Society

Banstead Library, The Horseshoe, Banstead

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Banstead Arts Festival 2017

The 2013 Banstead Arts Festival

... and many more events, visits, walks and talks

Wednesday 10th May - 7.30pm

Poetry Prize Evening - Sponsored by Banstead Coaches Limited.
Joshua Seigal, Adjudicator

Poetry Prize Evening - Sponsored by Banstead Coaches Limited. Joshua Seigal, Adjudicator

We present the results and readings of this year's Festival Society Schools Poetry Competition: prizewinners of each of three age groups between 5 and 15 will read their poems and receive signed books.

Joshua Seigal, our adjudicator, is a poet, performer and educator who uses poetry to develop literary skills and inspire confidence and creativity. He has performed his poetry at places such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the South Bank Centre, the 2012 London Olympics and the London Festival of Education, and has led poetry workshops at the National Portrait Gallery, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and the V&A Museum of Childhood, as well as at schools across the country.

'Joshua Seigal is exactly the kind of person to interest children in poetry' - Three Weeks Edinburgh


St. Anne's Roman Catholic Primary School, Court Road SM7 2PH


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Please note that parking at the school is limited. It would be appreciated if audience members leaving their cars in nearby streets would do so with consideration for the school's neighbours.

BAFS and participating schools are grateful to Banstead Coaches Limited for their generous contribution towards the expenses of the competition, and to Head Teacher Mr. Chris Donovan and the staff and pupils of St. Anne's School for kindly hosting the event.


Admission free - everybody welcome. Refreshments on sale.

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