The 100 Monkeys are a party/covers band with a funky repertoire spanning 6 decades. From Queen to The Manic Street Preachers, Fleetwood Mac to Alanis Morrisette and Marc Cohen to Madonna… there’s something for everyone!They were created in 2014 by local musician, and
Director of Haywards Heath’s Rok Skool, Leon Kaye. The now established line-up of friends work hard to re-create some of our favourite dance floor-fillers, as well as many long-forgotten classics it’s great to hear performed live. “It’s all about melody and groove when it comes to choosing songs to cover”, says Leon. They certainly do pack a mighty harmonic punch!
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
Brett Hudson will be basing the demo on his Lindfield Life paintings, and will talk to people about how he gets his ideas, show sketch books and other paintings.
To finish he will draw a large picture from scratch to show how he draws people and houses, hopefully giving people an insight into the process of creating a Lindfield Life painting.
On Sunday 22nd September Lindfield Art Studio will be opening their doors so that Festival visitors can enjoy an Art Café and DJ Set between 11.00am and 3.00pm.
Homemade cakes and refreshments will be served in the Studio Garden and Art will be on sale all day. Exhibiting artists will be there to chat to and relaxed soft funk music will keep the atmosphere relaxed and chilled.
The Open House will be running a raffle for an art gift from one of the amazing artists at the Studio and a free Prosecco hour for adults to enjoy between 1.00pm and 2.00pm.
Free Workshops at 11.30am and 1.30pm too.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Open House!
More information about Lindfield Art Studio can be found on their website here.
This one-hour introduction to mindfulness, led by Ed Halliwell of Mindfulness Sussex (mindfulnesssussex.co.uk) will include a taste of some key mindfulness practices, experiential group inquiry and discussion, and presentation of the science of and rationale for mindfulness.
We will look at what mindfulness is and how it can be beneficial, explore some practices that can help participants become more present, develop helpful responses in stressful situations, and manage thoughts, emotions and body sensations more skilfully, and also look at the science of mindfulness for cultivating mental and physical health, managing demands, improving self-regulation and resilience, and cultivating strong relationships.
The session will also examine how to develop a personal mindfulness practice and bring mindfulness into the midst of daily life.
Presenter Biography: Ed Halliwell is “one of the UK’s leading mindfulness instructors and writers” (The Guardian). He is author of Into The Heart of Mindfulness (2016) and Mindfulness: Made Easy (2019), as well as co-author of The Mindful Manifesto (2010).
Ed leads public mindfulness courses, workshops and retreats in London, Surrey and Sussex, and has also introduced and taught mindfulness in more than 50 organisations, including Imperial College Business School, BBC Worldwide, the Houses of Parliament, Tate, Accenture and Ardingly College.
He is an associate of the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre, and a trustee of and former co-director of The Mindfulness Initiative, which supports the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness (MAPPG) to develop mindfulness-based policies for the UK. His website is www.edhalliwell.com.
This is a family event with a modest entry fee and a prize for both the winning features and the winning odd items.
There are two elements to this family treasure hunt.
The first is a list of questions about features in the High Street and the second to identify the ‘odd one out’ in shop windows.
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!