WATER activities, music, art, food and drink are all on offer in Shoreham over the Bank Holiday weekend as the town celebrates its link with the River Adur.
Shoreham River Fest takes place from tomorrow until Monday, with a whole host of activities across the town centre.
A festival of the town and the river, including river activities, it includes a wide range of music at various venues, food stalls, family entertainment and a mix of art and culture.
Adur Council chairman Mike Mendoza said: “This event has been on the minds of many for a long time.
“James Parker from Suter’s Yard thought of it initially several years ago. I am delighted that we, Adur Council, has managed to move this along to become a reality.
“The idea was for us to start it off, then it’s over to the traders in the town to carry it on for future years.”
He said he could see the event becoming as big as the Adur Festival, with a lot more involvement across the community.
Mr Mendoza added: “It is about time we celebrated the river that goes through our town and the amazing history that goes with it.
“I was not aware that Richard the Lionheart prayed at St Mary’s Church in Shoreham, along with his troops, who then marched to the port to embark on their adventures to the Holy Land, etc. It is fascinating to think this all started at Shoreham.”
The plan is to have East Street covered for the weekend, plus a stage on Coronation Green, plus there is plenty on at other venues across the town.
See tomorrow’s Herald for a round-up and diary of events.