2018 was the 25th year that Waterside Arts staged a summer Festival in Hythe, in the New Forest. It took place between July 4th and 8th and you can see what took place on the Festival 2018 pages
In 2017 the Festival took place over the 'long' weekend 14th - 16th July 2017. Visit the Festival 2017 page to see everything that took place that year. Also visit the Previous Festivals page to see what happened over the past few years.
Following the Annual General Meeting in the Autumn of 2018 it was decided that the Summer Festival in 2018 would be the last one. The following statement was issued: "Following discussion at our AGM in which all views were heard, those present unanimously agreed that the Festival in its present format has run its course and has been succeeded by other community events which have evolved over the last few years. Sponsorship, which has been decreasing year on year has become more difficult to find. Waterside Arts is willing to assist anyone with similar aims offering their knowledge, experience and contacts. This situation will be re-examined in 12 months time."
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