Picture Gallery: Midhurst’s MADhurst fun is a sell-out success

MORE people than ever before have been flocking to MADhurst events during the ten day festival.

There were more than 600 in Woolbeding Parkland on Saturday enjoying a picnic in the sunshine and listening to live music.

Cardboard Cafe activities for children as part of MADhurst. Photo by Derek Martin

Cardboard Cafe activities for children as part of MADhurst. Photo by Derek Martin

There was a full house for the Wonderyears Rock Choir and Les Apaches in the parish church.

Still to come are a series of workshops for young and not so young including felting, more fun at the Cardboard Cafe under canvas in the Midhurst Sports Association marquee, a half hour of leatherwork and jewellery making for children.

Tomorrow (Thursday, August 27) Gardeners Question Time returns by popular request with a panel of experts answering all your horticultural problems in Midhurst Rother College at 7.30pm.

Marco Frankland is hosting Good Gracious Music summer party and there will be beer and cheese tasting courtesy of Andy Chiverton at the Crafty Pint and Louisa of Flavour Tasting.

On Friday the Mocktober beer festival kicks off in the Midhurst Sorts Association marquee complete with the Bavarian Drinking Band and Midhurst Players put on a unique production for the MADhurst Festival at the dinner and cabaret taking place at Cowdray Park Golf Club.

On Saturday Live at Langhams returns with a full programme of music from Heard and Seen while Langhams showcase 13 of their own beers and provide an all day barbecue.

There will be opera at St Peter’s Church, Lodsworth, posh frocks and dancing in the sports marquee and a return of the Milestone Collective Swing Band.

Sunday sees the start of Midhurst Camera Club’s exhibition and an ecumenical service to which everyone is invited followed by a children’s day and a tea dance.

And on Monday crowds are expected to line North Street for the carnival procession and join in the grand finale day of free entertainment on the sports field.

All the details of MADhurst events can be found at www.madhurst.co.uk and in the MADhurst programme available all over town.

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