Free family High Street events a success!

4 September 2023
Mughal Miniatures at the Love Local Arts event

Littlehampton High Street has been packed with free entertainment and activities for the last 3 Wednesdays as part of the Love Local Arts programme. Running from 16 to 30 August, the events have given families the chance to enjoy free live entertainment, activities, workshops, and the chance to browse a variety of fantastic commercial and charity stalls.

The family-friendly events were organised by Littlehampton Town Council as part of a joint initiative with Arun District Council to support the local. They were supported by Applause Touring and Artswork.

At the events families could be entertained by live performances from Mughal Miniatures, Nolan Davis – Kids entertainer, Mr Magic Steve, Nick Clark – Children's Magician and entertainer, Punch and Judy from Ben Bamboozle, Star Ignited, Devious Dolphins, August Radio Project, Jamie B, Emma Cranham and Littlehampton Players Operatic Society. There was even a surprise visit from Super Mario, Elsa, and Spiderman at the end of summer party on Wednesday 30 August.

Kids could get creative with free workshops from Artswork, Art with Tricia, Lucy Seeds, Maureen Wells and Daina’s Art Studio. There was also plenty of free entertainment and activities with face painting from Dancing Brush Face Painting, West Sussex Music’s Djembe drumming workshop, rides from Dave Hunt Leisure and Nic and Ben’s Entertainment, a circus skills workshop with Nick Cook, Sussex Silent Disco’s, and Littlehampton Museums interactive stall.

Visitors had the chance to buy items and delicious food from local small businesses, Town Centre's businesses and local caterers. There was also the chance to learn more about some of the incredible local charities we have.  

Speaking about the events, Town Mayor, Councillor Freddie Tandy said: “The Love Local Arts events this year were extremely popular. It was brilliant to see the High Street filled with residents and visitors enjoying their summer by watching the free live entertainment and taking part in all the fantastic activities on offer.”

Councillor Alison Cooper, Chair of Arun District Council said: “It was amazing to be part this valued programme, the high street was buzzing with creativity and excitement. Clearly the hard work that went into producing these events really paid off seeing so many people visibly having fun was a privilege.”

The next event organised by Littlehampton Town Council is the Town Show and Family Fun Day on Saturday 9 September. Visit for more information on all the events happening in Littlehampton.