Festival Programme

Saturday 28th April
Banstead Art Group
Saturday 28th April
Young Musicians' Showcase
Monday 30th April
Chiho Sunamoto - Banstead Organ & Keyboard Club
Tuesday 1st May
Lunchtime Concert - Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux and Thomas Kelly
Wednesday 2nd May
Coach Visit - Abingdon and Oxford River Cruise
Wednesday 2nd May
Vinage Hitchcock - The Gage Players and Banstead Area 3A
Saturday 5th May
May Queen Procession
Saturday 5th May
Tim Vine
Sunday 6th May
Birdwatching at Canons Farm and Banstead Woods
Tuesday 8th May
Lunchtime Concert - Duo Dec & Lajdorf
Tuesday 8th May
Art in the Garden - Banstead Horticultural Society
Wednesday 9th May
Schools' Poetry Competition
Thursday 10th May
Coach Visit - Abingdon and Oxford River Cruise
Friday 11th May
Banstead Local History Detectives - Banstead History Research Group
Saturday 12th May
Walk - Flowers and Butterflies
Saturday 12th May
The Oxford Clerks
Sunday 13th May
Choral Evensong

Box Office (from 31st March 2018)
Banstead Arts Festival Society

Banstead Library, The Horseshoe, Banstead

Where indicated, tickets may be bought on line in addition to at the door


Wednesday 9th May - 6.30pm

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 our Festival Society Schools Poetry Competition: prizewinners of each of three age groups between 5 and 15 will read their poems and receive signed books.

Our adjudicator, Joshua Seigal, 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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