Welcome to the 2017 Caterham Festival. Once again we have well over 140 events for you to enjoy. We hope there is something for everyone and what we originally envisaged as a week, or possibly a two week event now runs for over 4 weeks. This will be the 9th Caterham Festival with many of your favourite events as well as some new ones. I trust you will all be able to get out and to try something different.
This year the Miller centre are organising three days of Jazz at three different locations in Caterham Valley and there are some top performers coming.
Since the start of the Festival we have always had some big events at the beginning with two days of De Fest, The Street Party and the Food Festival. Last year we held a Festival finale with The Oxted band performing last night of the proms, along with a beer Festival the Beacon. That popular event will be back this year.
Further details will be available soon on our website, caterhamfestival.org or on our Facebook page. I hope I will see you there.
Each year I attend as many events as I can and have a great time meeting people and trying out new things. I didn’t try the Waller pain last year; my old record as the fastest person will always be a proud moment (I went first) but think it’s time to retire.
To everyone who helps us by running events, by assisting at events and helping the organisers, I send my very grateful thanks. Caterham is a marvellous place to live which is thanks to you all for making it that way.
Andy Parr M.B.E.
Information in this programme is correct at the time of going to press (April 2017) to the best of our knowledge. There may be some changes and updates will be posted on www.caterhamfestival.org when known.