Crowborough Community Festival
May 1 - May 27
In 1907 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle remarried and moved from Hindhead to Crowborough in East Sussex. His house, Windlesham, was to be his home for the rest of his life, and there can be little doubt that he remains the most famous resident of the attractive little town.
Several years ago, when Crowborough staged a couple of Sherlock Holmes Festivals, it was suggested that the town should be celebrating the creator rather than the created. The situation will be rectified this year, with the Crowborough Community Festival, running from the 1st to the 27th May. Events will include a Lost World Fun Day, a promenade theatre event called Beyond Baker Street ("exploring the life, works and times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in the presence of the man himself"), a re-creation of the Treasure Hunt that ACD devised for the local Scout Troop, a Holmesian Tea Party, and film shows including the classic silent The Lost World. On 18th May Sir Arthur's biographer Andrew Lycett will be talking about Conan Doyle – The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes.
Other events are still in the planning stages, so it’s worth checking the Festival website at http://crowboroughcommunityfestival.org for updates.