AMF Partners with Hat Fair

We are delighted to announce we have partnered with Hat Fair to support their Top Hat Outdoor Arts competition in 2019.

Hat Fair is the UK’s longest running festival of outdoor arts. Founded in 1974, the festival inspires and is inspired by the people, heritage and public spaces of Winchester. Over three days each summer, Hat Fair invites audiences of over 53,000 to come out and play in Winchester City Centre, with around 200 performances presented for free.

“The wonderful Winchester Hat Fair, a joyous weekend of street theatre and outdoor performance.”
The Guardian

Hat Fair, like AMF, is committed to showcasing the best Outdoor Art from both national and international artists, as well as discovering the best new talent around. As a partner, AMF will provide a platform at the festival in June for their Top Hat participants (Sponsored by the University of Winchester) to perform their work, before presenting to win mentoring at Hat Fair in July.

This extended platform in front of an energetic, enthusiastic and engaged festival audience, gives the emerging artists an opportunity to gain experience performing in different spaces and to new crowds and allows them to build their confidence in presenting a piece of work outdoors.

We are thrilled to be working with Hat Fair to enable this to happen.

“Hat Fair is proud to support local talent through the Top Hat competition – the first winner of which was Martin Jakeman at Hat Fair 2018.Through our new partnership with Alresford Music Festival we can extend opportunities to local emerging talent from University of Winchester to develop and perform their work.”
Andrew Loretto, Director of Hat Fair

Find out more about the Hat Fair 2019

AMF partners with Hat Fair and University of Winchester