Battle Festival maintains a firm commitment to community engagement and education. Alongside the programme of events, it runs an extensive range of workshops and demonstrations, many of them free or heavily subsidised.

The Winter Giant

Told through large-scale puppetry, live and pre-recorded music, combined with professional and community performance, this heartwarming experience brought everyone in the community together for a unique and truly memorable experience.


In 2016 Battle Festival marked the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings by commissioning a new opera from the internationally acclaimed composer Howard Moody.

Seven Ages of Men

In 2015 Battle Festival’s commission, performed by school children from within 1066 Country took inspiration from Shakespeare’s Songs and poems.

We Won't be Druv!

We Won’t Be Druv! was commissioned by Battle Arts and Music Festival in 2014. Over 250 children from 8 primary schools joined to give the first performance in the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea.

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