Lindfield Arts Festival 2018
It is bigger and better than ever! The 9th Lindfield Arts Festival showcases both new and upcoming local performing and fine artists whilst encouraging the community to celebrate the unique spirit of mid Sussex’s culture. On Saturday 22nd September there will be fresh food stalls and plenty of seating in the High Street to watch, listen and meet friends and family whilst enjoying performances by local musicians, dance and drama students and a wealth of entertainment all day long.
Amongst the full programme of events there will be an amazing art trail including open studios and an exhibition in the Primary Academy, a craft show, an extraordinary cake display being filmed by Channel 4 for their Extreme Cake Makers programme. Come and watch live art on cellograff in the High Street, some meaningful drama productions addressing memory and culinary delights respectively as well as a unique display of magnificent interactive structures on the Common for families to explore.
The vibrant pink Literary Tent hosts a programme for young and old – come and meet and listen to the published authors and be inspired to start writing; there will be a Strictly Lindfield Tea Dance with ballroom and Latin workshops to give you confidence. The two ‘must go to’ performances at the King Edward Hall on Friday and Saturday evenings. Rockaoke is a band not be missed, giving you the chance to sing and dance along, and be the rock star you always dreamed of; whilst FoxiVox! will lift your spirits as you relax and enjoy their jazz interpretations. Book now to avoid disappointment.
Visit the Lindfield Arts Festival information point on the High Street for last minute festival details and to collect your scarecrow trail marking sheet; you will also be able to buy raffle tickets and enter the Porsche spectacular silent auction. A walking tour of the village will allow you to check out the different art studios, The Common events and the varied activities in the King Edward Hall and Tamasha courtyard whilst returning to the High Street you can enjoy the buzz of the live performances on the main stage, the classic cars and the brilliant community orchard display by most of Lind eld’s local associations and clubs in the United Reform church.
If experimenting with creative art, learning the didgeridoo, improving your photography techniques, understanding the mysteries of the violin, perfecting your circus skills, indulging you spray painting techniques, learning to sing like an opera diva, understanding cyanotype printing and discovering how to be a drama queen are among your interests, then you are in for a treat. Or watch a demonstration on theatrical make up whilst enjoying a cup of tea in the URC lounge café. There are many workshops for you and your family to join, many of which are free of charge. Places may be limited so advance booking is recommended.