Tickets are £5 per person and teams are a maximum of 8 people.
This year’s festival will celebrate the Book Group with a literary themed quiz night at Lindfield Primary Academy, William Allen Hall.
Waterstones will be joining us to recommend some great new book group reads . There will be a Prosecco bar, book swap table and a chance to win a Book Group Evening Kit in our fantastic raffle and more, so hurry!
Book your table by 30th August using the above link or call in at Kell & Collins?
Everyone is welcome book groups or just enthusiastic readers.
Spaces are limited and the tickets are selling out fast!
Any questions : bookquiz [at] lindfieldartsfestival [dot] com
Many thanks to all the children who sent in or completed colouring in at Village Day. We had many entries and it was a tough choice for the judges. There were some amazing results.
Congratulations to Charlie Redmond Age 4, Lucy MacMahon age 11 and Luisa Andras age 5. We hope you enjoy your prizes and that we see you at the Festival.
Well done to everyone. And thank you to Tom Mackewn for your fabulous images.
Peter Voigt opens his doors to give a short talk about the violin trade.
Drop in and meet Peter as he explains what is behind the curtain!
Saturday 21st September at 11.00am – and it is FREE!
Photographs of Peter Voigt @ James Winspear
Come along and enjoy an hour and a half of drawing & laughter in a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. No previous drawing experience necessary.
During this session you will learn how to cartoon & caricature the world around them. You will also be introduced to figurative drawing techniques, simple principles of form and tone which will bring their drawings to life.
Booking is essential as places are limited.
Min age 5 years suitable up to 16 years old. Price £15 per child with £10 for each accompanying sibling/s. Parents are free.
Haywards Heath People Consultancy Cullen Scholefield is delighted to be sponsoring the Lindfield Arts Festival again, in this its 10th Anniversary year. It began its journey as a one day event, progressing to a three day weekend and now spans seven days of lively and diverse activities in mid July. As a community-based charity, it’s important that the festival secures local business sponsors and Cullen Scholefield is thrilled to be a part of that.
The festival brings positive energy to what could be considered a quiet Sussex village. It represents an ideal fit for Cullen Scholefield – wholly inclusive and all about the community, it is very collaborative, creative and most of all fun. This valuable group of characteristics is something that any organisation would be well-served to aspire to. While Cullen Scholefield operates globally, its core people are drawn from Haywards Heath and the surrounding villages, so it is important for this local consultancy to let people know that it exists.
Visitors to the festival will experience some amazing local talent, put together by a passionate organising committee with the aim to deliver an annual Arts event for the local community that nurtures creativity, broadens the mind, provokes the imagination, and provides a unique magical experience. It’s certainly a recipe for success, which is sure to continue for many years to come.
Cullen Scholefield, will celebrate 33 years in business this October. Accredited with the Gold Investors in People Award three times in 2010, 2013 and 2016, Cullen Scholefield is known for playing the long game; relationships with clients and suppliers last for decades and this extends to relationships with employees and the charities it supports too.
Managing Director Maureen Scholefield explains, “I have always admired the dedication and enthusiasm shown by the Organising Committee and therefore believe wholeheartedly that it is a good cause to support. Especially as it is inclusive of all generations and brings creativity, fun and collaboration to the fore.”
A big thank you to the Mid Sussex District Council for their ongoing support for the Lindfield Arts festival. This year, we can delight, entertain and inspire our audiences at with mischievous participatory painting, ping pong playing dancers and a shark!
Our three shows will be :
● Bootworks Theatre: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
Step inside and pull-up a seat around the hull of the Orca, as we enter the movie world of Jaws! Get ready to embark on underwater exploration, cage diving and shark hunting… because Selsey Amateur Dramatics has a new brand new director looking to make a splash with their first production.
They’re also new to the community and this could be their best chance to make some new friends. Bootworks Theatre’s latest outdoor production tackles the notions of otherness, belonging, difference, and being, allegorically, a ‘fish out of water’.
Have a quick preview
● Joe Garbett Dance: Doubles
Doubles brings bursts of colour to the streets and village greens in a collision of dance and ping pong.
Watch as the dancers spin and slide in this playful pop-up performance that smashes expectations of dance and advocates the importance of safe, positive and accessible public spaces.
Grab a bat and join in! Watch the show and then enjoy a game of ping pong with family and friends.
And for a preview click this link
● Eric MacLennan: The Open Air Drawing Room (co-commisioned with Turner Contemporary)
The Open Air Drawing-Room … begins with an antiquated artists drawing group setting up for some landscape painting. Arrival and unpacking of folding stools, easels, flasks, other knick-knacks and sandwiches etc… But this is no ordinary show – for the audience will be drawn into the group!
Inspired by JMW Turner. A story that delightfully mixes historical biography with the fast contemporary world we now occupy.
An invitation to slow-down. Paint a stone – for Turner – for The Turner Contemporary! Selected from…31 stones – a “mini museum” – each one from the coast of the British isles and named after the atmospheric areas of the shipping forecast . These stones were old when Turner was young. They will still be here when we are gone. We consider Time. We consider Art.
Each artist (audience member) also makes a Cyanotype portrait which will be exhibited as a mirror image to the final painting – A Sea of Faces – embracing Turner’s pioneering interest in photography and his desire to find new ways.
This project invites the public to engage in setting the world record for a painting that has been created by the largest number of artists!
Co commissioned with Turner Contemporary, Margate who will host the Turner prize in October 2019.
For more information make sure you receive our newsletter and keep an eye out on social media. The programme is nearly complete and will be published very soon.
Applause Rural Touring takes live arts into the heart of rural communities in Kent and Sussex, and in the summer of 2019, we are supporting, through commission funds and development awards, seven professional companies who have created exciting and interactive shows specifically to tour to outdoor events.
Geoff Robb was the winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award for his solo show. His beautiful compositions blend his training in jazz and classical guitar with his love of Spanish and Celtic music and he has performed all over the UK and Europe at venues including including Buckingham Palace & Glastonbury Festival.
His new compositions are inspired by the trees of Sussex so if you love nature and enjoy beautiful guitar music then don’t miss this award-winning show.
“Very talented – makes the guitar sound like 2 guitars and a piano” BBC Southern Counties
YouTube: The Music of Trees
This year we are hosting a colouring competition! We are inviting all residents of Mid Sussex under the age of 12 to show off their artistic talents and get a chance to win prizes! And we have already received some entries!
Contestants can choose to colour in the image of either Luke or Lucy, which were designed by the winner of the 2018 Lindfield Arts Festival Bursary, Tom Mackewn.
The competition has three different age categories; under 5’s, 5-7 and 8-11. The winner of each category will be chosen by the winner of the 2019 Lindfield Arts Festival Bursary alongside a Lindfield Arts Festival Trustee. The winners will each receive a prize of vouchers to a local craft shop to continue to encourage their artistic talents!
Contestants can either download the pictures of Luke or Lucy from the links below to print out and colour in or they can pick them up in person from the Lindfield Arts Festival Stand on The Common on Village Day, the 1st of June 2019.
Entries can be submitted in person to our Village Day Stand or they can be sent in the post to: Lindfield Arts Festival Competition, 1 Pine Cottage, Pondcroft Road, Lindfield RH16 2HQ.
The closing date for entries is the 3rd of June 2019 and the winners will be contacted after this date, before the winning entries are then posted on our website.
Good luck and get colouring!
The image of Lucy can be downloaded here.
The image of Luke can be downloaded here.
More terms and conditions can be downloaded here.
The Festival line up is impressive so far. We are still planning and we have a few slots available for workshops and performances. If you are interested in applying please complete the survey forms . Applications are being taken until midnight on 31st May 2019.
Amongst the local Mid Sussex talent, we are delighted to welcome Doubles. You will have to come and look to see the ping pong performing dancers on The Common on Saturday 21st September. Joe Garbett‘s team will bring bursts of colour to the Common in a collision of dance and ping pong. Watch as the dancers spin and slide in this playful pop-up performance that smashes expectations of dance and advocates the importance of safe, positive and accessible public spaces. Grab a bat and join in!
Dates for your diary:
- 1st June – Lindfield Village Day. Enter the colouring competition and visit the Festival stall; come and chat to us about how we can highlight your involvement with the Festival
- 19th June – Evening at Limes in conjunction with South Down Cellars
- 28th June – Pub Quiz at the Bent Arms
- 9th July – Evening at Paulinos
- 16th September – Opening night of the #LAF2019 10th Anniversary Lindfield Arts Festival.- another Tamasha night with ABBA tribute sing-a-long.
- 17th September – Book Club Quiz at Primary Academy
- 17th September – Open Mic at the Stand Up Inn
- 18th September – Comedy night with Barnstormers at the Bent Arms
- 19th September – Lianne Carroll, vocalist, pianist, keyboardist performing at All Saints Church. Book now
- 20th September – Aynsley Lister and the Aynsley Lister Band performing at the King Edward Hall
- 21st September – Barn dance -traditional dance music from the British Isles and France in the King Edward Hall. More info and booking
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