Preparations for MADhurst 2013 are under way

PLANS for MADhurst 2013 are already under way and organisers have announced the theme for this year’s nine-day festival will be Myths, folklore and fairytales.

The fourth festival will take place from Saturday, August 17, to Bank Holiday Monday, August 26.

Organisations, clubs, societies and businesses are invited to enter a float or walking tableau into the carnival procession which will be part of the grand finale of the event on Bank Holiday Monday.

The procession will leave Market Square at midday and travel along Knockhundred Row to North Street. It will finish at the Midhurst Sports Association grounds next to Cowdray Ruins.

Anyone who would like to take part in the procession should contact Midhurst Town Council on 01730 816953 or email

Meanwhile the third annual meeting of MADhurst will take place on Wednesday, March 27.

It will be held in the Wheatsheaf Inn, Midhurst starting at 7.30pm and anyone who is interested is invited to attend. Readers who would like more information about the MADhurst festival should contact Trina Duncan on 01730 813362.