Visit http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/public-administration/combinedwrittenevidence10June.pdf and view the complaint (pages 21-27) the Trust raised (2013), with the  parliamentary inquiry Complaints; do they make a difference? into the manner in which Horsham District Council disposed of the Horsham Town Hall. The report published 23rd April 2014, entitled

More Complaints Please, features the Trust complaint. NEW ITEM The Civil Exchange Big Society Audit has been published http://www.civilexchange.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Whose-Society_The-Final-Big-Society-Audit_final.pdf

posted 9th November 2018

Question: What do you think about the latest announcement from

the Health Secretary on the arts?

  Answer on Q&A page.

Endorsement of Town Hall acoustics by Julian Lloyd Webber

Saturday 12 May 2012 Julian Lloyd Webber played at the Capitol theatre, Horsham, to a packed house. His visit to the town also gave Robert Mayfield and Martin Jeremiah, business advisor to the Trust, a chance to meet up with the Trust Patron.




                                   Martin Jeremiah, Julian Lloyd Webber, Robert Mayfield.
                                           Photo taken by Julian’s wife Jiaxin Lloyd Webber

The conversation naturally fell to the subject of the Horsham Town Hall and the legal actions by the Trust to secure this wonderful building for community use. It was during the conversation that Julian explained that he had been “delighted” to be Trust Patron in 2004 because he had played at the Town Hall in 1973 and had liked the acoustics!

Link to review of concert in 2012


The Trust sends its warmest congratulations to our Patron, Julian Lloyd Webber on his appointment as the Principal of what is now the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. It looks as though Birmingham is becoming a very exciting place to be.

Our review of “An Evening With Julian Lloyd Webber” 23rd April 2015 can be found

on the  Julian Lloyd Webber/Patron page.

photograph from the website of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

by courtesy of Julian Lloyd Webber

Follow the link to the Julian Lloyd Webber page to hear the interview with Julian during the Gala concert for the Royal Conservatoire Sunday 1th March 2018


At least a hundred musicians of all types, shapes and sizes turned up on the morning of Sunday 25 November 2005 to show their support for opening the Town Hall as a Music, Folk and Community Arts venue. The supporters came from Horsham, Crawley, Worthing, East Grinstead, Reigate, Redhill, Chichester, Guildford, Dorking, Burgess Hill and Pulborough etc.

The Trust would like to see the Horsham Town Hall open to all types of music and artistic activities.

Civic Voice has launched a project called Protect Our Place where the Trust has the feature ‘Taking Heritage To Future Generations’ which can be viewed on
The Trust is a Social Enterprise, a member of EFDSS, Making Music

and Local Giving, hence the donation buttons on the website.

Our Patron, Julian Lloyd Webber, the Chairman of In Harmony,

has recently announced that
the founder of El Sistema, Jose Antonio Abreu has given
exclusive use of the El Sistema name throughout England to ‘In Harmony’. The new name for the project is;

‘In Harmony Sistema England’

Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre, London, explains the thinking behind El Sistema and how it could become a reality in England at the link below. The videos show the El Sistema event at The Royal Festival Hall held 23-26 June 2012;


For more details on Jose Antonio Abreu go to Julian Lloyd Webber page.

Please note that other than the main picture above, taken by the WSCTimes, the remainder of the photographs have been taken by
Robert Mayfield, Stuart Coupe and Dave Toye.

In cases where other photographers have supplied the pictures, they have been credited.

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                  updated 9th November 2018


website created Nov 2002

© Robert Mayfield 2002

Extract from the summer edition (2014) of the Spotlight magazine published by Saxon Weald

November 2005