26 Street EntertainerThe 23rd Waterside Arts Summer Festival took place in and around Hythe, in the New Forest between Tuesday 12th and Sunday 17th July, 2016 . To see details of all the events that took taking place visit the Festival 2016 page, As usual there was a mix of old favourites as well as some new ideas.

Once again glorious weather helped make for a brilliant Festival – over 25 performances between the Tuesday and Sunday spread between 10 different venues. There was a photographic competition as well as a Festival ‘Fringe’ around Hythe Village.  Also visit the Previous Festivals page to see what happened over the past few years.

You can also visit our facebook page to keep up to date with everything.

Although this year’s Festival was not that long ago, we are now  thinking about next year. We are having an open planning meeting (and look back to this year’s Festival) on Wednesday October 5th, 7pm in the small committee room at the back of the Dibden Purlieu Community Hall in Lunedale Road – come along and give us your ideas. If you can’t get along to that and would like to become involved either in the planning or taking part then use the  contact us page.

To keep up to date with how the plans are going visit the new Festival 2017 page.

As ever the success of the Festival depends on Sponsors – again if you can help contact us.