Festival Programme

Saturday 27th April
Banstead Art Group - Mini Exhibition
Saturday 27th April
Tuesday 30th April
Lunchtime Concert - Joel Williams and Keval Shah
Wednesday 1st May
Coach Visit - Legal London
Wednesday 1st May
Motropolitan Police Choir
Friday 3rd May
Charles Rennie Macintosh - Lecture
Saturday 4th May
May Queen Procession
Saturday 4th May
Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra
Sunday 5th May
Birdwatching at Canons Farm and Banstead Woods
Tuesday 7th May
Lunchtime Concert - Chloé Piano Trio
Wednesday 8th May
Schools' Poetry Competition
Thursday 9th May
Coach Visit - Legal London
Friday 10th May
Banstead at Leisure - Banstead History Research Group
Saturday 11th May
Walk - Flowers and Butterflies
Saturday 11th May
Young Musicians Showcase
Saturday 18th May
Children's Workshop - Tom Hart-Dyke
Sunday 19th May
Choral Evensong

Box Office (from 30th March 2019 - Except Coach Tickets)
Banstead Arts Festival Society

Banstead Library, The Horseshoe, Banstead

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


Thursday 9th May

Coach Trip - Legal London
with Banstead Coaches and City and Village Tours

Coach Trip - Legal London
with Banstead Coaches and City and Village Tours


Midway between royalty at Westminster and commerce in the City, medieval lawyers found a quiet niche in which to practise. They’re still there!

After morning coffee on arrival [about 10.30 am] we set off on foot to trace the history and fascinating practices of English law in an area of London that remains hidden to most visitors. We visit Lincoln’s Inn [where no-one should ask for whom the bell tolls], Staple Inn where wool was weighed and taxed before the Great Fire, and Carey Street, former home of the Bankruptcy Courts. After a one-course pub lunch we’ll visit the Royal Courts of Justice, otherwise known as the High Court, and explore Inner and Middle Temple where Rumpole of the Bailey had his chambers. It was in these atmospheric cobbled lanes that the BBC filmed the barristers’ drama ‘Silk’.We go inside the spectacular round church of the Knights Templar to see the life-size stone effigies of the fighting monks.

There’ll be time to buy tea on Fleet Street before heading out of London at about 4.15/4.30 pm.

NB This tour makes use of Vox Wireless Tour headsets. You wear a lightweight receiver on a lanyard and are given a set of disposable headphones similar to what you’d get on a plane [for those who use hearing aids there are special, over-ear headphones]. The sound is crystal clear so you’ll never miss a word of the Blue Badge Guide talking to you live [this is not a taped commentary].


Meet at 8.30 am outside Banstead Library in the Horseshoe, returning from London at 4.30 pm, to arrive back in Banstead at about 6.30 pm.



More Information


The cost will be £48 per person. This covers coach travel, services of Blue Badge Guide throughout the day, Vox Wireless Tour Guide System, morning coffee, one-course lunch, entry to the Temple Church and gratuities for coach driver.

The application form can be found on the separate insert sheet in the programme.

Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please apply as soon as possible with a stamped addressed envelope for your tickets.

Download an application form here

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