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 already starting to plan next year’s, which will be from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July. Due to lack of sponsorship and helpers coming forward we are intending to cut the Festival back to just the weekend – so if you want a bigger Festival come and join us. In fact the ongoing future of the Festival itself is in doubt – without additional sponsorship. If you can help with either of these get in touch through 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.