The tranquil Loxwood Meadows hold three exceptional events this summer…
Drive in movies
The Jazz, Gin and Blues Festival
The Loxwood Joust, the UK’s Most Spectacular Medieval & Jousting Festival
From 19th July through to the 1st August; Hollywood is rolling out the red carpet in the form of the American-style Loxwood Drive-in Movies extravaganza. Showing family favourites, sci-fi classics, musical blasts, romantic tear jerkers and a plethora of fun feel good films, for young and old alike; a huge state of the art LED movie screen will be lighting up the Loxwood Meadows.
With sound channelled through each individual in-car stereo system for both matinee and evening performances, a selection of food and beverages will make this a never-to-be-forgotten experience. Ordering by text from your vehicle, a selection including meat or vegetarian burgers, hot dogs, chips, popcorn, sweets, soft drinks or alcoholic beverages will be delivered straight to your car by a ‘Chevrolette’.
Sunday 1st August from 12 noon through to 8pm, sees a rare opportunity to hear an eclectic mix of music legends play live. This year’s festival is curated by Simon Bates, the founder and organiser of the legendary Loxwood Jazz Club, and hosts artists such as John Etheridge, Derek Nash’s Sax Appeal, Harry Greene and Ashton Jones, Simply Swing, Tim Staffell and Paul Stewart all performing live.
And not forgetting the gin part of the festival… a number of independent local gin producers such as Cabin Pressure Spirits, Madame Jennifer Distillery, Corner 53 and Generation 11 will be on hand to help quench summer thirsts, along with Langham Brewery and Loxwood Meadworks. An exciting mix of local food stalls will also be offering a selection to suit all palates; with crème scones through to sizzling burgers, and tasty vegetarian and vegan options to complete a perfect afternoon.
The Loxwood Meadows are home to the Loxwood Joust, which celebrates its 10th Anniversary year on the 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th August. Introducing a new participatory element, the UK’s most spectacular mediæval festival has a packed agenda of fast-paced jousting, battle re-enactments and musical performances, with an international line up of musicians including the Mediæval Baebes from UK, Trobar De Morte from Spain and Avon Fairs from the USA.
Visitors will get to know the lords, ladies, knights and peasants; rub shoulders with the Royal Court and help decide the fate of the ne’er-do-wells, as they become immersed in the storyline and influence outcomes. Accept the right invitations, choose a quest and you can become an official ‘Citizen of Loxwood’ in this unique experience.
The magnificent jousting knights, arcane witches and delightful jesters will draw you back in time, along with chain mail workshops, archery displays, the marketplace and the wondrous array of myths and legends that are intertwined with melodies and beautiful voices. And not forgetting the young knights and princesses; entertainment abounds in the Children’s Kingdom with sword school, jester school and face and wound painting for the price of a groat or two.
Advance tickets and information for all three events can be obtained at www.loxwooddriveinmovies.co.uk, www.jazzginblues.co.uk, www.loxwoodjoust.co.uk, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07866 468632.