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.
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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.