Our  2015 Summer Fête is on Saturday 1 August so do come along to the Western Lawns for a day of family fun with lots of stalls, games to play and a wide programme of entertainment throughout the day.

After the official opening by the Mayor of Eastbourne, Councillor Janet Coles at 10.00, Eastbourne-based Stix Drummers will break the ice (not literally we hope!) with their powerful, rhythmic beats. They will be followed by performances from the Shining Stars Dance Academy, and a wide range of musical acts, including The Happy Day Band who arrive on their four-man bicycle and play a mix from jazz, to swing right through to Gospel; Black Strap Molasses a four-piece group who provide an eclectic mix of folk, Americana and songs they have written themselves; talented guitar player, Mark Caira, and his friends with a mix of classical, jazz, folk and pop; and the Little Common British Legion Band.

While this is going on you can browse the stalls a-plenty, including the ever popular cake and home-made produce (but don’t delay as this usually sells out quickly), CD/DVDs and books, china and glassware, out of the attic treasures, candles, scarves, flowers and gifts from The Friends of Eastbourne General Hospital and so many more, along with many opportunities for playing games of luck or skill and for wagers on the tombola, instant, wine and spirit raffles and a chance to win a meal for two or a family day out.

There will be circus skills workshops and Steve Nutter’s old-time children’s funfair and, of course, Punch and Judy provided by the Eastbourne Punch and Judy man himself, Ray Sparks.  Look out too for Kidz Corner – something for young people of all ages – or visit the storyteller in his tent. And if it’s bikes you’re into, Gold Wings Motorcycle Club will have their machines on display.

If all this leaves you feeling exhausted, there will be a good of choice of refreshments to keep you going – and why not enjoy a nice refreshing glass of Pimms or an ice-cream from the Ice-cream bicycle.

Please come to support us in our quest to raise funds to help preserve our wonderful theatre.  The Fête will be open from 10.00am until 4pm and admission is free.