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


Friday 11th May - 7.30pm

Banstead History Research Group and Banstead History Centre present
The Banstead Local History Detectives

Midsomer Murders Country & The Goring Gap Cruise with Banstead Coaches

This year we will be presenting an insight into how the past is uncovered and pieced together from various sources. Being a local historian is a bit like being a detective looking for clues.

What does the local history detective do when presented with a cellar full of glass negatives dating to before the First World War? Well, you handle them with care! But what do you do with them after that? Get them cleaned, digitised, catalogued and archived. What then? What and who are the places and people on the photographs? Find out tonight how the challenge was, and still is, being tackled.

And what about the history of Banstead? When did the village first appear in historical documents? Our venerable local history detective will tell you more, with one or two surprises, including fake documents! And what about Mogador? Where did that name come from?

History brought alive by members of the Banstead History Centre and Banstead History Research Group. There will be a display of historical material, a bookstall and a raffle.


Banstead Community Hall, Park Road, SM7 3AJ


As above


Tickets £10 [includes tea/coffee/soft drink and biscuits]. For more ticket information click here

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