The third Rottingdean Arts Spring Festival runs from Wednesday 29 February to Sunday 4 March.

There is something for everyone in a varied programme which includes performances from Rottingdean jazz club, the Dave Masters big band, the Birmingham Community Gospel Choir, the English Concert Orchestra, and talented young musicians. There is also a literary lunch with crime novelist Peter James and an opportunity to join professional singers in a one day workshop performance of Handel’s Messiah, in association with the British Choral Institute.

Festival Director Dr Roy Wales said: “Last year over 3000 people attended the Festival and we are hoping for sell-out performances this year.”

The Rottingdean Arts Spring Festival is part of a season of arts events in Rottingdean which will run throughout the summer and include a free concert on 4 June for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The concert will take place on the newly refurbished Rottingdean Terraces on the seafront.

A number of concerts have already sold out but tickets are still available for the Messiah Workshop, Gospel Choir Concert and the English Concert Orchestra event. Tickets can be obtained from the Box Office in the centre of the village at Best of Brighton and Sussex Cottages.

The Rottingdean Arts Spring Festival is run in association with the Rottingdean Spring Music Festival.