As summer gallops towards us, the Crawley Festival committee have been planning a week to of entertainment.
The festival will begin in Queens Square on Saturday June 21 from 10am-3pm with the Crawley Lions Fair.
One of Cllr Brenda Smith’s first duties as mayor will be to officially launch the festivities.
The rest of the week will be filled with music and dance as the town celebrates it community spirit and the talent of its residents.
Festival chairman Geoff Allen said: “The Crawley Festival remains popular because the people of Crawley are able to come along and enjoy the varied and multicultural talent that is on show during the week.
“It is important for the local talent to be showcased and for people to see that there is local talent right on their doorstep.”
The festival will offer two major opportunities for local to talent to show what they can do.
High Street Live, from 2pm-10pm on June 22, will see the road closed to traffic while two stages are set up and some 12 acts perform into the evening.
In previous years, the festival finale – Mainstage – has seen an explosion of talent gather in the Memorial Gardens, along with workshops, exhibitions, street dance and a cultural kitchen.
This year will see that tradition continue.
Some of the town’s youngest singers will perform in St John’s Church every day from 12.30pm. And there will be a senior citizens’ concert at the Hawth from 1pm on June 23.
For further details go to www.crawleyfestival.co.uk or look out for programmes, which will be available shortly.