Festival Gala Opening in the Grand Marquee with ArtsFest patron Dame Judi Dench talking to Times editor Tom Gatti. An informal evening with buffet and live jazz.
Perhaps best known as the star of BBC Three’s Unzipped and Live At the Electric, Russell Kane was also Winner of the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 and the Barry Award 2011, and has firmly established himself as one of the best stand-up comics in the UK today.
Straight from the West End, this astonishing group of improvisers create a brand new musical in front of your eyes. 'Achingly funny. Worth seeing again and again' Time Out – Critics' Choice.
Fresh from the Olympics closing ceremony and in a rare addition to their current London show, we are proud to welcome the multi-award-winning London cast of Stomp here at Ardingly ArtsFest to perform alongside a student performance facilitated by Stomp workshops.
Featuring members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, VOCES8 and the Combined Choirs of Ardingly College.
The recorder consort Fontanella will be showcasing their versatility in a beautiful and unusual programme of music inspired by the sights, senses and sounds of nature featuring the World Premiere of composer Tim Coker's new work for amplified Paetzold bass recorders 'WildWood'.