The 2015 Festival took place in Hythe and Marchwood between 9th and 12 July, with something for everyone. Music, Dance, Drama and much more. There was also a Festival Fringe of workshops, displays and exhibitions.
The Festival opened on the Thursday evening with a concert in Marchwood given jointly by the Marchwood Military Wives Choir and Marchwood Prelude Orchestra. while in Hythe Grant Sharkey performed some of his own music in Hythe Library. On the Friday evening the focus moved to Hythe with an open-air concert from the Cavalier Jazzmen – the audience brought their own picnic suppers to enjoy while they listened to the music.
Saturday dawned with glorious weather for the Family Fun Day in Hythe Village Centre – music, dance, choirs, drama and much more all around the village – 6 hours of free open air entertainment. There was also Face Painting for the children (and adults!), street entertainers and a special children’s ‘Little Lighthouse’ were they could watch cartoons and talk to the lighthouse keeper. Alongside this was a portrait painting workshop on the Promenade and a craft workshop in the High Street. The Festival Fringe included displays by local authors and a World War I themed exhibition.
The Festival ended on the Sunday morning with an Open Air Church Service on the Promenade, overlooking Southampton Water.
The Photo Galleries give a flavour of the weekend’s activities – click on the grey dots under the pictures to move between the 2 galleries.