The Cover Up is a 4 piece covers band. We seem to specialise in 50th birthday parties – maybe that’s just showing our age – but we are available for any type of party/gathering where there are people who’d like to dance, sing, listen to live music and have a good time. For all the band members being in The Cover Up isn’t the ‘day job’.
It’s a means of entertainment and our view is that if we are having fun our audience will have fun too!
Our set list covers a wide range of songs that show the band members’ eclectic musical taste. From funk to rock to pop….. and back again and our main criteria when choosing a new song is ‘Will this get people onto the dance floor?’.
Newick Folk play the music of these islands. This means mainly traditional music plus anything else that takes our fancy. That could range from Lily the Pink and My Old Man’s a Dustman to the themes from Captain Pugwash or Blackadder and maybe even Rave on / Bye Bye Love or the La Mer. We set out to entertain you and we love it when people get up and dance. We play at lots of Ceilidhs for Weddings and significant birthday events where there is a wide range of ages.
We are based in Newick and play many local events and sessions throughout Sussex with occasional ventures to Kent, Surrey and the nearer bits of London
This session will be presented by Mike and Marie featuring three 45 minute performances by different acoustic duos.
14.00 Purple Shoes Duo
The Purple Shoes are a British female fronted Folk Rock band with a Country and Folk Pop twist. Their music is drenched in beautiful melodies and “harmonious lusciousness” with a thumping back beat and double bass. Often compared to Fleetwood Mac with a Travelling Wilburys vibe, The Purple Shoes are honest and raw and they carry you along with the sheer fun they are having.
15.00 Dark Horse Duo
Dark Horse Duo are Steve Brown (guitar and vocals) and Kate Emmerson (vocals), a Sussex-based acoustic duo playing all the best in pop, rock, folk, jazz and motown favourites from the 40s to present day. Steve and Kate met at a local Open Mic Night and bonded over a mutual music taste; with a few classics, a few surprises and a ton of great foot stomping tunes.
16.00 To be advised
Georgina Moir is a local artist who will be running a free mask decorating workshop for children at the Lindfield Art Studio on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Come and decorate a mask to take away! Please note there will also be a free Prosecco hour for parents to enjoy while your children are creating! The Lindfield Art Studio are running an art raffle to win an art gift from one of the displaying artists, you can come and see the art that is on display as part of the Art Trail and Open Studio and there will also be space to sit and the garden and soak up the sun!
Please book a table direct with Paolo for a Sunday Lunchtime Special.
Katharine Collett will be entertaining you singing vintage jazz and swing songs from the 1920 through to the 1950s and beyond. Songs such as “Night and Day” and “Summertime”.
Come along to hear songs from the roaring 20s, the war years and the swinging 50s. Her upbeat style and choice of songs is guaranteed to get your feet tapping and may even get you dancing in the aisles!
Katharine is a popular local speaker and singer with a range of cabaret style talks suitable for after lunch or dinner or for regular monthly meetings.
For more information please contact her via email kecsoprano [at] aol [dot] com
or her website sopranoentertainer.co.uk
This introduction to loom weaving workshop is open to adults and children. This workshop will be led by local fibre artist, Jess McGahan on Sunday 22nd September from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the King Edward Hall Library.
Using a selection of fibres, adults will learn how to create a bespoke woven wall hanging, focussing on the basic techniques of tapestry weaving. Children will be taught to make a colourful, one of a kind bookmark of their own design.
All attendees will be provided with a craft loom which they will be able to keep to continue their weaving projects at home.
Materials will be provided to inspire your designs.
Make sure to book your place here now!
The Market Street Band play a mixture of blues, rock ‘n’roll and soulful ballads ranging over several decades.
Their sophisticated, tasty classics leave the audience shouting for more.
Rusty Mondays are a bunch of mid life crisis fuelled Lindfield based old rockers. They masquerade as an alt punk/rock 5 piece covers band, with Brilliant Baz on Bass, Dazzling David on Drums, Legendary Lloyd on Lead, Eccentric Ed on electro-acoustic, and, er, Jammin Jase on Vocals. There has been talk of Jase changing his name to Vic if they make it big!
They burst onto the scene at LAF’17 and have toured widely throughout the village since then. They are now back for more, and promise to be loud and angry – in a very middle aged English home counties kind of way.
Every 5th of November, Lindfield Bonfire Society takes its huge effigy of Guy Fawkes through the village to The Common where it is consumed by fire. But Fawkes himself was hanged, drawn and quartered for treason, so why do we burn him?
The answer lies in the events of the 31st of January 1606 when Fawkes, along with Thomas Wintour, Ambrose Rookwood and Robert Keyes were executed for their part in the Gunpowder Plot which had been discovered on the 5th of November the previous year. Fawkes and his co-conspirators were tied to wattle hurdles and dragged through the streets, from the Tower of London to the Old Palace Yard at Westminster, where a gallows had been erected.
This parading of the traitor through the streets is the origin of our considerably less grim procession through the village. After execution, their bodies were beheaded and then quartered, the parts to be displayed on spikes as a warning to any other would-be traitors.
The previous week, Parliament had passed the Observance of 5th November Act, this made the 5th of November an annual day of thanksgiving. Sir Robert Cecil, the King’s Intelligencer who had foiled the plot, was a master of propaganda and determined to ensure the custom would never die out. To achieve this, after the execution, Cecil arranged for a massive pyre to be constructed on which was placed an effigy of Fawkes.
This Bonfire was lit by King James himself and it is this act we recreate when we burn our Guy on The Common.
This is the core of the Sussex Bonfire Tradition, but there’s so much more:
- Why do we wear Smuggler Stripes?
- Is there more to our fire carts than the disposal of spent torches?
- And, why do we recite that poem before we light our Bonfire on The Common?
Come to The Bent Arms to discover the answers to all these questions about our customs.