Cuckfield Music Festival - 13TH - 23RD JUNE 2019


By Kate Fleming

By now Cuckfield Music Festival’s yellow brochure should be a familiar sight around the village – with an illustration of a cuckoo saxophonist on the front page and a list of interesting and varied events which will be taking place during ten days in June.

For further information on tickets please email info@ or visit the website:

Please note that there was a printing error in the festival brochure on page 11. The concert by The Magnificat Choir and The Cuckoo Choir will be held at 4pm on Sunday 23rd June at Holy Trinity Church, not at 6pm as previously advised.

We welcome our Hungarian friends to Cuckfield and look forward to building more friendships and exchanging some of our values and cultures.

2019 Walking Race results from Cuckfield

Cuckfield’s Walking Race 2019

Cuckfield’s Walking Race 2019


Fastest non-resident Man
Brian Whyte (53:37)

Fastest non-resident Lady
Carly O’Prey (56:23)

Team Event
Wheatsheaf (162:41)

Ladies Team Event
White Harte (186:51)

Frank Woods Trophy (Veterans)
Charles Dunnett (55:46)

Bowring Cup (Fastest Lady)
Sarah Fry (59:41)

Swain Cup (Fastest Man)
Gary Atkinson (52:43)

Ladies Challenge Cup (First to finish)
Jennie Meadows (69:48)

Mens Challenge Cup (First to finish)
George Baty (66:17)

Cuckfield Dramatic's toe-tapping musical

Cuckfield Dramatic Society

Cuckfield Dramatic Society

Cuckfield Dramatic Society will be tripping the light fantastic at the end of this month as they dust off their tap shoes to perform in Richard Harris’s musical production ‘Stepping Out’.

Directed by Sophie Armfield and Harriet Sheldon, and choreographed by Emily King, this heart-warming show charts the lives of a group of adults attempting to tap theircares away at a weekly dance class.

The feel-good comedy is set in a dingy church hall in North London where Mavis, a former chorus girl, tries her hardest to teach the group some tap dancing skills for an upcoming recital. However, before the dancing begins Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt amongst this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at the recital.

Don’t miss it – it’s a show that will have you dancing in your seat and tapping your toes before the night is out!

Co-director Sophie Armfield said: “It’s a bit of a diversion from our usual offerings in that it’s more musical theatre than just a straight play. We’re putting the show on in collaboration with a local adult dance school Dance with Emily and we have a super talented cast of actors and dancers, some of whom are trying acting or dancing for the first time.”

Performances will be held at The Queen’s Hall from Wednesday 29th May to Saturday 1st June.

For more information and tickets visit or buy tickets locally from Marcus Grimes on the High Street.