Festival Programme

Wednesday 10th May
Poetry Prize Evening
Thursday 11th May
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Visit
Friday 12th May
Banstead History Research Group
Banstead Scrapbook

Saturday 13th May
Flowers and Butterflies of Park Downs
Saturday 13th May
Red Priest
Sunday 14th May
Choral Evensong at All Saints'

Box Office (from 3rd April 2017)
Banstead Arts Festival Society

Banstead Library, The Horseshoe, Banstead

To reserve tickets (for all BAFS events except the coach trips):
Tel. 01737 350288 or Email to: marionh.bafs@hotmail.co.uk

Tickets for some events may be bought on line as indicated.


Friday 5th May and Thursday 11th May



Portsmouth Historic Dockyard offers an ideal day out. On arrival at the Dockyard around 10.15 am, we will be issued with individual combined tickets allowing us to explore at will, and at our own pace, for the next seven hours. Please make your own arrangements for food; there are several reasonably- priced cafes and restaurants within the Dockyard. Each combined ticket gives admission to the following:

The Mary Rose - the only C16 warship on display anywhere in the world, and Henry VIII's favourite, raised from the depths.

HMS Victory - having served as Nelson's flagship she has become one of the UK's most-loved visitor attractions.

HMS Warrior 1860 - the fastest, largest and most powerful warship in the world when she was launched.

36 Hours: Jutland 16 - the new blockbuster exhibition, telling the story behind the greatest naval battle in history.

Harbour Tour [lasts 45 minutes] - you will see many of the fortifications built to protect Portsmouth, together with Britain's modern frigates, destroyers and aircraft carriers.

HMS M.33 - the only British veteran of the Dardanelles campaign of 1915-16, and the Russian Civil War that followed.

Action Stations - a high tech, interactive attraction, featuring a unique series of physical challenges, simulators and technological experiments.

Spinnaker Tower - amazing views from its three floors.


Meet at 8.45 am outside Banstead Library in the Horseshoe, returning from Portsmouth on the coach at 5.15 pm, to arrive back in Banstead at about 6.45 pm.


The cost will be £38.50 per person. This covers coach travel, combined ticket giving admission to all the attractions listed above, and gratuities for coach driver. The application form is in the programme which can be downloaded from this website. Ticket are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please apply as soon as possible with a stamped addressed envelope for your tickets.

Download an application form here

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