Generous sponsorship and funding has yet again allowed us to schedule a wonderfully diverse month of cultural activities. We have been able to subsidise or waive ticket prices in many instances and, in so doing, can help open up the arts to an audience that may otherwise not experience it. For this we owe many individuals and organisations a great deal of thanks. If you’d like to know more about sponsorship opportunities for 2017 please contact Festival Chair, David Furness  info@battlefestival.co.uk

Arts Council England is the national development agency for the arts in England, distributing public money from the Government and the National Lottery.

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.

We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better.

Between 2011 and 2015, we will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1 billion from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. Government funding is received from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and requirements are laid out in our funding agreement with them.


Covering Town Council wards of Marley, Netherfield, Telham and Watch Oak


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A beautiful Grade-I listed building on the Bexhill seafront, hosting artistic and cultural events.


East Sussex Arts Partnership (ESAP) highlights, promotes and develops the arts in East Sussex, working closely with Arts Council England, South East (ACE) to improve the quality of arts for everyone.


An eclectic mix of wildly differing products reflects the name of the business…

Take a closer look and you will find an imaginative clothing collection with labels such as White Stuff, Great Plains, Braintree, Mud & Water and Mistral. Alongside sits a fun collection of jewellery and accessories.   Ceramics, candles, baskets, and picture frames add to the mix…together with a small selection of toiletries.

It is a one-stop shop for your personal “must-haves”…and a gift can set you back as much as £100 or as little as £1!

Farrago sits at the southern end of Battle High Street, on The Abbey Green.

Farrago, Heathfield (30mins drive north of Battle) is in Station Road…and should you wish to travel a little further afield, Farrago in Mount Barker,( Adelaide) South Australia, offers a similar mix of products!

Opening Hours:  Mon-Sat  9.30-5.30

Contact details:

Battle & Heathfield : Louise Wright 01424 773831 and                                                                   01435 866512

Email: louwright@tiscali.co.uk

Mount Barker,  South Australia:  Ali Rel                                                                  Shaun.relf@bigpond.com


Glyndebourne is an opera house in East Sussex, just one hour from London, which has been the venue for the annual Glyndebourne Festival since 1934.


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We provide legal advice and assistance across a wide range of personal and business law and specialise in helping those clients who have retired or are approaching retirement age.

  • Helping you to move home
  • Preparing wills for you and your family
  • Guiding you following a bereavement
  • Enabling people and businesses to resolve disputes
  • Supporting families in their legal relationships
  • Strengthening the legal position of your business
  • Advising landlords and tenants
  • Assisting with problems in the workplace

We continue to be committed to providing a comprehensive legal service built on local knowledge and professional expertise, and we look forward to helping you.

Following the successful completion of our merger we are delighted to welcome clients from Menneer Shuttleworth.  If you have any queries about how the merger might affect the work we do for you, please get in touch with our Managing Partner Richard Fisher at rfisher@heringtons.net.

An International Festival of Contemporary Arts, inspired by the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings


Rother District Council 1066 Anniversary Grant Scheme



Saffron Gallery exhibits award-winning, internationally collected artists along with a selection of established regional artists.  The gallery is enjoying a growing reputation for providing artwork of a standard not often seen outside London and our collectors’ and visitors’ comments include:

  • What they say about us

    Saffron is currently enjoying a growing reputation for providing artwork of a standard not often seen outside London and our collectors’ and visitors’ comments include:

    • “London-standard gallery”,
    • “a gallery full of surprise and imagination”,
    • “This gallery punches above its weight”,
    • “I’d expect to find a gallery of this quality in Chelsea or Kensington”
    • “an astoundingly brilliant exhibition”,
    • “1st class quality paintings and bronzes”,
    • “this gallery is going from strength to strength”,
    • “impeccable taste”,
    • “Your gallery has to be my most favourite as you keep taking on stunning and very imaginative artists” and
    • “exciting, stimulating work, enhanced by the information of the art gallery”.

For more information, visit the gallery’s website 

Saffron Gallery

Saffron House

59-60 High Street


TN33 0EN

+44 (0)1424 772 130

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Battle has an incredible volunteer force of organisations, clubs and individuals who do unending work for the good of the town. We would particularly like to thank Battle Film Club, Battle Historical Society, Battle Museum, St Mary the Virgin Church, Battle Methodist Churt (Emmanuel Centre)  and Battle Baptist Church. Also staff at Claverham Community College, Battle & Langton CE Primary School and Battle Memorial Halls.

Outside of Battle we pay particular thanks to The Fairlight Trust, Education Futures Trust and Rye Studio School. The adults and schoolchildren throughout 1066 Country and beyond taking part in PUSH have given a huge amount of time in return for the opportunity to perform and this will of course have had a knock on effect on parents, teachers, drivers etc. We thank you all most sincerely.

Special thanks also to Robert Gee, Laura Cooke, Fiona Cornford, Deryn Lane, John Wooding, Cassia Friello and Tracy Dixon for all they do and to everyone whose contribution has made Battle Festival possible. There are far more than we could ever mention but they are not forgotten.

1066 Country Marketing is a public/private partnership organisation which promotes, as a quality visitor destination, the events, attractions and accommodation in 1066 Country, Sussex, including Battle. 1066 Country is found in the most easterly section of East Sussex and takes its name from one of the most famous dates and turning points in English history, the Battle of Hastings.

The area stretches from Pevensey in the west, to Camber Sands and Ticehurst on the Kent/Sussex borders to the east and north of the county. The main towns include Battle, Bexhill, Hastings and Rye.

For more information visit the website on www.visit1066country.com and follow 1066 Country on Facebook and Twitter


Battle & District Chamber of Commerce promotes and protects the trade, commerce, manufacturing, professional and general interests of the Town. The Chamber also organises many popular annual events for tourists and residents which often show the quirkier side of the town and its residents’ tendencies to dress up.

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic places, bringing the story of England to life for millions of visitors each year




As always, thanks to our  media partners for helping us to spread the word.

Aspect County Magazine is the premier luxury A4 glossy luxury lifestyle magazine for the South East since 1989. Distributed across Kent, Sussex & Surrey, Aspect has now been publishing through four decades.

Today Aspect County is well known for its charismatic and informative Arts & Culture pages – read the up to date news news and previews about the current Battle Arts & Music Festival in our September issue.

Our readers also enjoy a welcome mix of the best local properties available, new cars, fashion, education, home & garden ideas together with unique articles and stories from local history, the countryside and environmental issues.

You can pick up a copy at one of 2,200 selected outlets over three counties or read online at www.aspect-county.co.uk.  For advertisers, if you want to reach the unique Aspect new/old money readership call Battle 01424 777444.

The Battle Observer is a weekly newspaper published every Friday, together with its sister titles The Hastings Observer, The Rye Observer and The Bexhill Observer. The Battle Observer covers a wide geographical area and puts a great emphasis on local village news.



Ingénu/e magazine covers the South Downs and High Weald areas of the South of England and in fact is the only dedicated arts magazine covering the area. It is published quarterly.

The magazine and website cover all areas of creativity including visual arts such as painting and fine art, photography, drawing and illustration, printmaking and sculpture; contemporary crafts; performance including stage, screen, music and dance; creative courses; literature, writing, design and even fashion and food.