CRAWLEY FESTIVAL – Volunteers needed


Cultural Kitchen

Crawley Festival is a registered charity which has been putting on summer events in Crawley for over 20 years.  Working with Crawley Borough Council and other funding partners they aim to put on high quality creative events which showcase local talent and encourage engagement with the local community to build social networks, improve wellbeing and create a strong sense of Crawley as a positive place. Their activity helps to generate economic growth and the development of practical and social skills to improve the lives and employability of local people.




For 2022, they again have funding from Crawley Borough Council, and plan to put on two types of events this summer –

  • They will be organising free entertainment on Crawley Bandstand on four afternoons – 12.00 to 3pm, on Thursday 21 July, Saturday 30th July, Thursday 4th August and Saturday 13th August. Crawley Festival committee are looking for a variety of entertainment acts to perform on the Bandstand on any of these dates.  They also need help with setting up and with stewarding.
  • Their ‘BACKstage’ event is back on Saturday 10th September, 12.00 – 5pm, in the Memorial Gardens.  This event was held for the first time in 2021 and got an overwhelming ‘thumbs up’ from everyone who attended or took part. Crawley Festival will present free family entertainment including children’s rides, music and dance from local talent, food tasting and cookery demonstrations from The Cultural Kitchen, street food vendors, stalls giving information and advice from many Crawley based community organisations and ‘have-a-go’ creative activities and workshops.


Safer Roads – police bike

Crawley Festival is also looking for enthusiastic people to join the committee, to plan and organise future events and to help with running the charity.  In particular, they want to hear from people with good IT and social media skills who can help promote their events, and from anyone with accounting or other financial experience who can assist their treasurer. So, whether you are a young person looking to gain experience in events management, or an experienced person with time to spare and skills to share, if you have a desire to get involved with your local community, they want to hear from you.


For up-to-date information about all these events you can follow Crawley Festival on Facebook. To have a chat about getting involved as part of our event or admin teams, visit and send us a message,  or send an email to


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