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Wadhurst Castle to Host Weekend of Entertainment for Friends of Sussex Hospices

JUNE 2013

Wadhurst Castle to Host Weekend of Entertainment for Friends of Sussex Hospices

 Wadhurst Castle in East Sussex is hosting a weekend of entertainment at the end of June in aid of Friends of Sussex Hospices.

Festivities kick off with a black tie event on Saturday 29 June.   A concert, commencing at 7pm, will be held in the grounds of Wadhurst Castle (under cover) with the popular Sussex based actor and comedian, Hugh Dennis, duo Kit and McConnell and the highly acclaimed international opera performers Lend Us a Tenor.

The evening will include a champagne interval and an auction of some very special items, which will be conducted by James Braxton, director of the renowned auctioneers Dreweatts Bloomsbury.

Wadhurst Castle commands magnificent panoramic views of the beautiful Sussex countryside and guests are invited to picnic in the grounds from 4.30pm.  Hospitality marquees will be also available and catered picnics can be pre-ordered.

Celebrations continue on Sunday 30 June with an afternoon tea and open garden event from 2pm-5pm.  Visitors will have the unique opportunity to visit the private gardens and see them at their best with the Fountain Garden, Rose Arbour (with a variety of different roses) and yellow rose garden all filled with colour and an unusual array of plants.

Delicious homemade teas will be served and a Pimms tent will be open to quench visitor’s thirst!  Melodic sounds will be provided courtesy of Wadhurst brass band and there will also be a treasure trail and other activities for children.

Tickets for Saturday’s concert start from £55.  Cost of entry for the open garden event is £4.50 per adult and £1 per child.

For further information or to book tickets, contact Jane Altenhoven by phone on 01580 200228 or by email at: pjb@altenhoven.com.  Further information on Wadhurst Castle can be found at www.wadhurstcastle.co.uk

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Notes to Editors:

Wadhurst Castle is situated in East Sussex and commands magnificent panoramic views of the beautiful Sussex countryside.  Built in the Regency period between 1818 and 1820, the castle is a family home, jointly owned by the Fitzgerald and Clough families.  The castle is a licensed venue for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and provides a beautiful backdrop for couples to create their own unique event – exactly the way they want it.

For further information please contact:

Jane Herbert or Beccy Whittles


020 8334 0200

jane@pilotmax.co.uk/ beccy@pilotmax.co.uk