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Festival of Belonging

  • The Fort Fort Rise Newhaven, England, BN9 9DS United Kingdom (map)

The first (and most definitely not the last) Newhaven Festival of Belonging.

Organised by local professionals Anthony Peters and Nicki Day, this promises to be a Bank Holiday to remember.

Gather in Newhaven Town Centre for 10am and join the colourful procession including Newhaven's best, Earthquake Drummers, Bonfire Society, Town Crier and the children carrying their bespoke umbrellas. There will be a real buzz as the atmosphere rises and in celebration of what Newhaven means to everyone and as part of the fabulous Morag Myerscough project, the procession will work its way to the RNLI building where Haven Harmonies will sing, and the procession will continue up to The Fort.


On this ONE DAY ONLY the entrance to The Fort is FREE and you will experience music, singing, dance, fabulous food, stall holders, puppets and much more. Celebrate your own sense of belonging and wrap yourself in the atmosphere as Newhaven welcomes the Bandstand. The spirit of Los Angeles artist Corita Kent has been channelled with this project, inviting locals to reflect on the concept of ‘belonging’ by making banners to adorn its crown.  The project accompanies the exhibition Get With The Action: Corita Kent, showing at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft from 5 May – 14 October 2018.

Click below for the Festival website or contact Nicki Day on

Find out more here

Earlier Event: August 26
Sit the Downs
Later Event: September 2
Aeolian Talk