13th -19th september 2013



A festival of the arts, food and music across Emsworth and the nearby village of Westbourne during a fortnight in September bringing our Communities together. More information about this event will be available on www.wemsfest.com very soon.

Participating Artists in 2012ncluded:


Julian Sluggett’s one-man show ‘Notes from a Dishwasher’
  Roger Redfarn’s celebration of all things English – ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’
Wheels of the World
Christopher Beaumont
John Meriton
The Chase, and Simon Mayor & The Mandolinquents

Local writer Wendy Metcalfe Author
Eileen Robertson
is in conversation

Celtic musicians Harriet Earis & Colman Connolly
Senegalese kora musician Seckou Keita & Gambia’s Binta Suso
 Israeli guitarist Estas Tonne

Fairport Convention fiddler Ric Sanders, and guitarist Vo Fletcher

Mauricio Venegas and fellow Quimantu cohort Rachel Pantin

Irish musicians Fidil
Johnny Mars & Julian Piper in concert
Juliet Myers, Wayne the Weird, Brian Damage & Krysstal (The Jazz Smugglers Octet)   
Specially assembled as the WemsFest Celebrity String Ensemble are two wonderful violinists Oxana Dodon & Elena Davydova

June Whitfield CBE is in an afternoon conversation with theatre director Roger Redfarn

Box-office: Bookends, 7 High Street, Emsworth. 
01243 373950,