The Newhaven Festival of Belonging is a free one-day festival held in conjunction with Artwave and will be located at the Newhaven Fort on the August 27th Bank Holiday 2018.

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At the heart of the festival will be a bandstand (pictured  below left) created by award-winning contemporary artist Morag Myerscough,

The bandstand is touring the South East as part of a bigger project with Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft and the Arts Council, and will be part of the Brighton Festival, A Love Supreme and a handful of other events across the region.

We have a full programme of bands, DJs and other musical acts on the bandstand between 12-6 and will be showcasing independent food stalls from across the local area, as well as having a full schedule of art and craft workshops, short films and an exhibition.

Prior to the Festival opening a procession will be gathering in Newhaven Town Centre for 10am, this colourful procession features the Earthquake Drummers, Bonfire Society, Town Crier and the children carrying their bespoke umbrellas and will pass by the RNLI building where Haven Harmonies will sing, and the procession will continue up to The Fort to mark the beginning of the festival.

So come and join us for an event the likes of which the town hasn’t seen before, a colourful and inclusive, community run event packed with music, art, craft and great food. 

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We are looking for volunteers for all kinds of things in the run up to and on the day of the festival, from stewards, set up and pack down, social media, workshops assistance and so much more! Get in touch below if you want to be a part of the team!

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We already have many of our allocated stalls filled but could squeeze in a couple more! we are looking for craft stalls, food vendors and drinks vendors- get in touch if you want a stall and we can send out all the details! - 

Fancy running a workshop at the festival? We already have quite a few things going on but could make room for that little extra something special!

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