Come and see the super spin art bike and make your own images.
Visit Great Walstead School’s super spin art bike.
Come and create a wonderful pedal powered painting to take home.
Fun for all the family.
Poi passion Kate Wright‘s enthusiastic instructors will host a colorful space and entertain visitors at the Festival.
The lively circus area will offer up to 14 different types of equipment, atmospheric circus music, interactive shows and you’re outdoors so they create a colorful space with bunting. These play areas are designed to bring circus magic and happiness to all ages and abilities!
Diabolo, Flower sticks, Poi, Staff, Hooping, Plate Spinning, Gym Ribbon, Juggling Scarves, Balls and Clubs, Monster Feet, Stilts, Pedal Racers
“This is a change to play the circus way, have fun throughout out the day “
Paul Guthrie is having an open house to showcase his new collection of work on Saturday 21st September between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Paul’s previous work has been exhibited widely and attracted buyers from all over the world. “My intention is to create vibrant, original art to lighten the space we live in.”
Lindfield Art Festival means different things to different artists and Paul Guthrie has been preparing his home and studio for the open house weekend. Taking doors off, putting in gallery style lights, fitting shutters to windows to block out daylight – not to mention painting artwork! It’s a busy and exciting time.
Paul has been experimenting with different visual states including camouflage, daylight, ultraviolet light and light emitting pigments. It’s really starting to come together and looks incredibly exciting!
Do pop along and experiment for yourself and see which lighting state you like best.
Paul’s open house is at 41 William Allen Lane on 20 Sept Friday 6-9pm AND Saturday & Sunday 10-4pm
More information about Paul’s work can be found on his website here.
There’s a cacophony of singing from Rok Skool.
First off at 1.30pm in the URC Nave is Voxy Music. A six piece vocal group, 4 ladies and 2 guys. Accapella with occasional guitars and musically directed by Hereward Kaye.
Only been going a year but storming forward, with great versions of The Chain by Fleetwood Mac and The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army, amongst other classics. A happier or more harmonious bunch you will never find!
Neatly followed at 2.00pm by Sister Sister. A six piece A Capella and acoustic all-female vocal group with a repertoire that includes everything from Take That and Ed Sheeran to Bob Marley and The Flying Pickets, ably led by Musical Director Hereward Kaye.
The ladies are proud to have reached the Southern region finals for Gareth Malone’s TV programme the ‘Naked Choir’ and the final of ‘The One’- but mostly enjoy entertaining the people of Lindfield with their unique blend of voices and singing styles.
And last but not least at 2.30pm, The Larynx. The Larynx is the epitome of Lindfield Primary Academy’s community spirit. A PTA tour de force that started life within the playground walls. School run chatter between parents conceived the idea of an all singing, all dancing choir open to all parents, grandparents, teachers and staff . The idea proved popular and in April 2015 The Larynx was born.
Since then the choir has grown in confidence under the guidance of director Hereward Kaye. With an eclectic repertoire ranging from The Beatles to Talking Heads, this friendly neighbourhood vocal group comes with a serious health warning: listening to them may do you some good!
The best laid plans can go awry and with over 190 events to organise we have had a challenge or two. Occasionally performers, exhibitors or venues need to change. These are a few alterations as of 15th September:
Saturday 21st September
- Additional to printed programme: Lindfield Bonfire Society talk on “What if the Gunpowder Plot had Succeeded” at 12.30pm – 1.30pm in Bent Arms Function Room
- Times changed: African Drummers – 11.30am-12.15pm outside Paolinos and 12.45 -1.30pm outside the Bent Arms
- Time Changed: Lindfield Hand Bell Ringers will be in the URC Nave at 10.30am not the URC Lounge at 11am.
- Doubles performance at 3.45pm on The Common has been cancelled.
- Fitsteps Performance in the High Street at 2.30pm has been cancelled.
- Mask Making at Lindfield Art Studio 1- 2pm only
Sunday 22nd September
- The Information Point on Sunday will be outside Jackson Stops Estate Agency.
- Mask Making at Lindfield Art Studio 1- 2pm only
There’s no need to be hungry or thirsty over the Festival weekend.
All the cafes and pubs are open as normal and many have activities to enjoy at the same time as taking refreshments.
We’ve also got some amazing and delicious tasting stations in the High Street. This is what you can expect.
The Snowdrop Inn has a programme of events in the lead up to the weekend.
Aquapax are once again providing all our visitors, volunteers, performers and exhibitors with water. Call by the Information Point and collect yours.
Enjoy what ever you choose to eat and drink and seat, smile and chat a while at the Community Table. A sponsored space to congregate whilst you admire the Classic Car Show and listen to the entertainment.
Tamasha is hosting the opening event on Monday 16th September and will be serving street food from the Courtyard on Saturday 21st.
The local Lindfield scouts and Lindfield WI are also prominent offering refreshments either on The Common or in the URC. On the Common you can also find a bar with DJ Greg entertaining you from 1-5pm.
At the Primary Academy, showcasing the art exhibition, will be the Lindfield Bonfire Society’s cafe on Saturday and Sunday.
Of course our local cafes and restaurants will be open including Lindfield Coffeeworks, South Down Cellars, Somers, Field & Forest and the pubs The Bent Arms, Red lion, Stand Up Inn and the Witch are all open to welcome you.
Work is now well underway with art boards being painted and material in the form of photographs, poems, artworks and newspaper cuttings dating back to the 1930s being provided.
Date: 16th-21st September
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm [Saturday 21st from 10.00am]
Venue: URC Lounge
The collage is made up of 14 art boards painted with Lindfield memories and collaged with items sent in. It will be seven metres long when installed in the Lindfield United Reformed Church for the LAF event.
The collage will be on view at the church from 16th to 21st September. Come and relive happy times in Lindfield.
Lesley Thomson is a British novelist and creative writing tutor at West Dean College. Lesley second novel A Kind of Vanishing won The People’s Book Prize. The Detective’s Daughter was Amazon UK’s longest running #1 in 2013. The Detective’s Daughter series has sold over 750K copies. The protagonist Stella Darnell is ‘one of the most original characters in British Crime Fiction’ Sunday Times. The Playground Murders, latest in the series, is as ‘compelling as its predecessors … A white-knuckle read’ A.N Wilson, The Tablet. Lesley has completed a standalone, Death of a Mermaid (May 2020).She lives with her partner and small poodle in Lewes.
Elly Griffiths is the pen name of Domenica de Rosa, a British crime novelist. She has written two series as Griffiths to date, one featuring Ruth Galloway, the other featuring Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens and Max Mephisto.
Elly Griffiths wrote four novels under her own name (Domenica de Rosa) before turning to crime with The Crossing Places, the first novel featuring forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway. The Crossing Places won the Mary Higgins Clark award and three novels in the series have been shortlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year. The Stone Circle (Ruth #11) was published in February 2019 and was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. Elly also writes the Brighton Mysteries, set in the theatrical world of the 1950s. In 2016 Elly was awarded the CWA Dagger in the Library for her body of work. Her first standalone mystery, The Stranger Diaries, was a Richard and Judy book club selection and was the Times Crime Novel of the Year 2018. She has also recently published a children’s crime novel, A Girl Called Justice.
Just after midnight on the 5th of November 1605, a stranger was discovered in the vaults under the House of Lords. This stranger was booted and spurred for flight and was surrounded 36 barrels of gunpowder, enough to blow up Parliament twenty times over. The man was Guy Fawkes, his discovery and arrest unravelled the greatest and most audacious conspiracy Britain has ever known, it was also the first to employ gunpowder technology.
The story of the Gunpowder Plot is fascinating, it is the “conspiracy theorist’s conspiracy”, going from daring plan to farcical collapse, it is a story full of twists and turns. Come to hear the fantastical story as told by Lindfield Bonfire Society.