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Midhurst comes to life with medieval weekend event

Medieval Midhurst

Medieval Midhurst

MEDIEVAL Midhurst is set to come back to life in the Market Square.

On May 3 and 4, a packed programme will kickstart the summer season of events.

Organised by photographer Michael Chevis, the weekend will bring the bustling markets of medieval Midhurst back to glorious life.

The Old Town, St Ann’s Hill, the church and the Cowdray Ruins will provide stunning backdrops to the festivities.

Michael said: “Medieval Midhurst should be a great kickstart to the summer season. So please come over the weekend, support the event and have fun.”

In the Market Square, visitors will find everything from pedlars and craftsmen through to fighting Knights, dancing and a falconry display.

Adding to the scene will be wandering minstrels and musicians, while St Ann’s Hill will be the setting for have-a-go-archery and the storyteller.

At St Mary Magdalene and St Denys’ church, there will be the opportunity to try out weaving and embroidery and see demonstrations of traditional crafts.

On Saturday evening at 6.30pm, the church will host a talk about medieval Midhurst by Bridget Howard and a medieval music recital by Cancionero as well as traditional drum-making with Annie Whittaker of Seventh Heaven on West Street.

The Saturday evening ghost walk at Cowdray will tell fascinating tales, starting at 8.30pm. Numbers are limited so advance booking is necessary.

The event is also supported by Chichester District Council’s economic development team and the South Downs National Park Authority.

For details and tickets for the recital (£7.50 – also available on the door) or the ghost walk (£8.50) contact Michael Chevis on 07734 982525, or email 
info@michaelchevis.com

 

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