Haslemere has seen beautifully painted Hogs, Hares and Hounds over the last few years as charity fundraisers – and now it’s the turn of Haslemere Hens – with the artistic team from Canvassing Happiness creating The Disco Chick for the Haslemere Fringe Festival as well as decorating other Hens for good causes!

Canvassing Happiness, run by Zoe Oliver and Sophie Claret, provides a wide range of art classes and workshops for both children and adults in Surrey and Hampshire.  “Around eight of our talented students, aged between 6 and 14 were involved with the design and painting of the Disco Chick,” said Zoe.  “We all had great fun in the process, which stimulated creativity and artistic imagination across all those involved in this project.”

The Disco Chick name and theme, not only headlines the fabulous Kitchen Disco Dance Queen, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who will be playing out the Festival on Sunday 3rd July, but also reflects the inclusive ethos of the Fringe, embracing disco as an iconic dance form.

Sophie will be invited to sign the Disco Chick and all monies raised from the Chick at the Haslemere Hens auction will go to the Fringe Festival partner charity, The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

The 2022 Haslemere Fringe Festival runs from Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd July and is located on Lion Green in the heart of Haslemere.  For more information, please go to: www.haslemerefringe.co.uk




Haslemere Fringe Festival is a volunteer-led event supported by local schools, youth clubs and local businesses.

Held on Lion Green in the town the event celebrates music, comedy, dance and poetry, including promoting local musicians and other local artistic talent. With over 50 live bands and a wide variety of entertainment, Haslemere Fringe provides something for all audiences, including families.

The Festival Village, hosts stalls from a wide variety of local traders, artisans and craft workers as well as providing a delicious range of hot and cold food from local suppliers. In addition, and as you would expect, there are a number of bars serving everything from local gin and craft beers to coffee.



Haslemere Fringe is proud to support The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice as the official charity partner for the event. The Hospice offers care for patients in West Surrey and North East Hampshire. To find out more visit: pth.org.uk


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