It’s a MAD, MAD, MAD Midhurst world

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Visitors to MADhurst 2016 can lose themselves on an art adventure trail.

It will combine a stroll through Midhurst’s array of independent shops and a chance to take a closer look at its historic buildings with the addition of inspecting some of the best the area’s talented artists have to offer.

They include contributions from Midhurst Art Society’s dynamic new chairman Jeanette Sutton, as well as an exciting sculpture loaned specially for the ten day festival by its president, the internationally renowned sculptor Philip Jackson.

Now in its second year, the trail weaves its way through the historic old town, featuring the artwork of both local artists and some from further afield, including various mediums from wood to pottery, paintings and engravings.

Starting with Midhurst Framing and the nature-inspired art of Rosamund Fowler, visitors are led on a winding trail taking in the artwork featured at The Crafty Pint and the Old Library, past the Olive and Vine restaurant in North Street and finishing at the Midhurst Methodist Church with the Midhurst Camera Club.

For more information and a copy of the art trail map, visit or pick up a copy of the MADhurst programme which is now out and available throughout the town.

Meanwhile MADhurst 2016 box office is now open for business again in the Old Library.

It gives visitors the opportunity to buy tickets for events including The Horne Section, who describe themselves as ‘a joyful, high octane collision of stand-up, musical improvisation and variety’. Tickets are also available for The Wonder Years, the UK’s oldest rock chorus and band.

In addition there is the chance to sign up for workshops such as furniture painting, family singing and cake decoration. There will be a MADhurst art installation on display at the Old Library by Mary Molus, as well as work from Conifers School. Also featuring at MADhurst again this year will be Marco Frankland and his South Downs Ukelele Orchestra (pictured).

To find out more visit MADhurst

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