The #LAF2019 Newsletter

The #LAF2019 Newsletter

Plans for the 2019 Lindfield Arts Festival from 16th-22nd September are well under way.

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Lindfield Arts Festival there will be activities up and down the High Street, over The Common and in the Primary Academy starting on the Monday night.

Giant 18ft Tree Man Coming To Lindfield Arts Festival

Move over Stick Man with your stick Lady Love and your stick children three. This autumn it’s all about Arbor the colossal tree man. This sky-scraping walkabout puppet is part man, part tree and towers over you at 18ft tall. Follow him as he strides between the trees and emerges with his cart full of tree saplings. Arbor tells the story of a tree pushed from his home and his fight to preserve his future. You’ll learn how Arbor came to be thanks to amazing puppetry and beautiful visual storytelling. This special LAF family-friendly event will encourage the audience to plant and nurture their own trees. Arbor will give each family a native tree sapling to take home, leaving a legacy that will last for generations.

Lindfield’s Got Talent

Don’t forget that our amazing LAF £1000 arts bursary is once again up for grabs. Applications are now open and we’re encouraging villagers aged seven to 100 to apply via our website Judges will be looking for the applicant that demonstrates a clear desire to start or continue an arts discipline. The bursary was set up in 2018 to inspire creativity and give something back to the community.

Last year’s winner Tom Mackewn impressed judges with his passion to pursue a career in children’s book illustration.  He said: “It was a really lovely feeling to win and be validated for my craft. I’ve used some of the funds to further my illustrating skills at Chelsea College of Arts.  I particularly enjoy character design and look forward to showcasing my work at the next Lindfield Arts Festival.”


A big shout out for a volunteer to organise a Comedy Night during the Festival.

If you know a comedian or someone with contacts who would be happy to bring an evening’s entertainment of fun and laughter to the Festival, please contact

Dates for your Diary

  • 29th March – Fundraising event at Paxhill. Apply for ticketsJazz and musical evening with complimentary refreshments
  • 29th April – Tamasha Bollywood and Curry evening, fundraising event. Apply for tickets Only a few tickets remaining
  • 1st June – Lindfield Village Day. Enter the colouring competition
  • 16th September – Opening night of the #LAF2019 10th Anniversary Lindfield Arts Festival.