Art of Collaboration Forms a Perfect Partnership
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.
Taylor Wimpey Lindfield Meadows – Lindfield Arts Festival
Taylor Wimpey will be sponsoring the Lindfield Arts Festival as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the local communities in which it builds. Its Lindfield Meadows development, located off
Gravelye Lane in Haywards Heath, offers a choice of two, three and four bedroom homes, including apartments, and has a three and a four bedroom show home for visitors to look around.
Mary O’Brien, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey South Thames, said: “The Lindfield Arts Festival is a key event in the local calendar and brings the community together every year.
Visitors will be treated to a variety of entertainment and I’ve no doubt that the festival will be enjoyed by all who attend. We’re delighted to be able to support this event and hope that its success continues for many years to come.”
Italian food at its best and all for the festival
Paolo is back in Lindfield and has kindly offered to host a fundraising dinner for Lindfield Arts Festival.
For £25.00 you will enjoy a three course meal with choice of “nice menu” with a welcome glass of Prosecco.
Booking details to follow.
And the limoncello is in the freezer – Salute!
Brightly coloured and full of life
Lindfield Arts Festival has a fresh new look to celebrate it’s 10th anniversary. Designed by local artist and #LAF designer Sarah Reynolds, this is a colourful, creative and completely innovative look to the marketing you’ll see for this year’s Festival. Watch out for the newsletter, articles in Lindfield Life for more news of the developing programme.
Let us know what you think of this image.
Festival fundraising is underway with an event at Paxhill and Tamasha attracting many guests. Book now if you want to join us, places are going fast and are nearly sold out.
Planned fundraising events will include a dinner at The Limes in conjunction with Southdown Cellars [probably in June 2019] and a pub quiz later in the year. Lindfield Village Day, you will find us on The Common with more information on the September festival, a colouring competition and a raffle for large M&S Hamper thanks to NatWest sponsorship along with the opportunity to buy a #Bagforlife #LAF shopping bag for just £5.00.
Events and activities will begin on Monday 16th September, and end on Sunday 22nd September with a full day of family activities and performances on Saturday 21st September.
More information from enquiries at lindfieldartsfestival.com
Super prizes from our locals
You will have seen or heard that Lindfield Arts Festival is holding a couple of fundraising events in the next couple of months or so.
The first, 29th March 2019 at Paxhill will feature Jo Kimber, Jazz Singer and John Moore as well as an exhibition of previous festivals as we celebrate our tenth anniversary. Tickets can be booked through Ticketsource.
There will also be plenty to entertain you including complimentary food and drinks from 7.30-10.00pm.
Of course as a fundraising evening, you will be encouraged to purchase ‘tickets’ to win The Superprize. For full details of the prizes, download the full list here.
Lindfield’s local retailers, restaurants and businesses have been so generous, offering vouchers that total over £1000. Yes, £1000 worth of vouchers on offer to the winning guest. We would like to thank them all, most sincerely for their thoughtfulness and their generosity in supporting the Festival.
Big shout out of THANKS to all of them: