‘We believe that Horndean is a place worth living in’

PASSIONATE ABOUT HORNDEAN Brendan Charles, who is the manager of Horndean Community Association
PASSIONATE ABOUT HORNDEAN Brendan Charles, who is the manager of Horndean Community Association
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MORE than 30 local arts and cultural organisations are offering a week of events as part of the Discover Horndean Arts & Culture trail running from July 1 to 7.

Many mediums of art are covered – theatre and drama, visual arts, textiles, and clay.

There’s a special guest appearance by novelist Dee Williams, as well as dancing, singing, choirs, concerts, open houses and open evenings. The week will culminate in an afternoon and evening of entertainment in the grounds of Merchistoun Hall on Sunday, July 7 starting at 2pm.

The arts and culture trail was the brainchild of – is and co-ordinated by – the Discover Horndean & Horndean Business Network partnership.

Local businesses like All for Dance, Japics Photographic, Jo Balston Interior Design, Horndean Furniture Workshops and others took up the challenge.

Cathy Colwell, from All For Dance, says that having run a business in Horndean for 16 years, she realises that so much more happens in Horndean than many people are aware of.

And we want to correct that impression. I would say excellent schools, masses of open space, some major development ideas, and scope for business development are just some of the pluses Horndean has.

People need to know what we have to attract, engage and work with them so that their investment in our community adds value to the landscape.

Just by hosting this one event 30 local groups and artists have emerged!

We believe that Horndean is a place worth living in, working in, learning in, investing in.

It’s a vibrant and dynamic place to live and be entertained.

Our job is to prove it.