Fine Arts

Hilary Kennett and Maggie Lloyd are back on the Lindfield Arts Festival arts team this year and are looking for more local professional and amateur artists to exhibit. We are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting artwork over the festival weekend in the new school hall at Lindfield Primary Academy once again. This is an amazing gallery style space with loads of natural light and a perfect setting to display the artwork of our local professional and amateur artists.

Many of the shops on the High Street will be displaying samples of the works in the exhibition, and some artists will be opening their studios in our arts trail.  Two artists are Georgina Moir and Brett Hudson.  Examples of their work is shared here.

If you would like to exhibit on 9th & 10th September, please email, together with a couple of photos of your work, for details:

hilarykennett@lindfieldartsfestival.com maggielloyd@lindfieldartsfestival.com

Mutant Toys or just a bit of hacking?

Have you ever watched Toy Story and thought that mutant toys were awesome?  Lindfield Arts Festival 2017  will give you the opportunity to bring an old toy to a Toy Hacking Workshop on 9th September and make it new.  Everything will be supplied but you are encouraged to start saving your old toys to transform them into hybrids.  

Children can turn abandoned, tired and unloved toys into downright bonkers and truly unique creations. Lindfield Arts Festival will have a stand on Village Day where there will be a collection point for old toys to be hacked during the Festival! 

Special sponsorship packages are available if your business would like to contribute to the local community Festival. 

Email enquires@lindfieldartsfestival.com  or call Stix: 07868 879084 for more information.

175th Haywards Heath Procession

Lindfield Arts Festival are delighted to be joining the parade on Sunday 18th September to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the railway and first steam train into Haywards Heath.   There is already wide and enthusiastic support for these events.

Our very own graffiti train tribute will be accompanied by Popsteps and a team of Lindfield Arts Festival supporters all dressed appropriately in Victorian costumes.  The procession will leave via the Station and make its way up to Victoria Park where there will be some amazing activities.  The programme is looking very interesting.HH 175 route

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our annual Arts Festival takes a lot of organisation and we are thankful for our small team of volunteers. However, Haywards Heath are putting on a mammoth day of events at different locations in the town.

The weekend of historical celebration will bring together the community including clubs, societies, schools, businesses and the people of Haywards Heath.  The partners and supporters of this event include Network Rail, Southern Rail, HHTC, MSDC and WSCC.

We are told that amongst the planned activities and the parade there will be a Steam Engine, together with Bluebell Stepney, a Victorian Fun Fair, railway exhibitions, train rides, a big film screen, live battles, art displays, competitions, stalls and a horse and carriage.

So enjoy Lindfield Arts Festival on Saturday 17th September in Lindfield on the High Street, watch the graffiti train come to life and then venture out again on Sunday 18th September to support Haywards Heath’s town celebrations.   For more information contact Ruth de Mierre on 01444 453399 or Tim Briggs on 07799 643721.

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Classic car show

On Saturday 17th September there will be a Classic Car Show in the High Street where local owners will display their cars. Carefully lined up, you will have the chance to look and admire, discuss with the owners and learn about the car’s history. 20160727_105027-1 (1)

 

The list so far:

car-list

 

 

 

 

Classic cars sponsored by Lindfield Motors
Classic cars sponsored by Lindfield Motors

 

 

There will be a competition for the “Best in Show” and “Visitor’s Choice”.  You will have the opportunity of voting at the time.  A cup will be awarded to the winner in each category.

 

 

This event is kindly sponsored by :

Lindfield Motors
Lindfield Motors

Face Painting and Nail Art

Children’s face painting by Circus Brighton from 11.00am

All facepaints are ‘Snazaroo’ which means they are water based and wash off with soap and water.  Turn up, and queue!  £2.00 per face

There will also be a nail painting stall.

 

Stiltwalking

Lindfield Arts  Festival are delighted to welcome Circus Brighton to this year’s street festival. 

Opening the Festival will be stilt walkers, throughout the day you will see circus performers based by the Red Lion .

Come along and try your hand at circus skills and watch the scheduled performances.

stilt walking

Lindfield Arts Festival is particularly interested in the development of circus skills for young and old and will offer the community the chance to try out tightrope walking – good for balance and co-ordination, juggling, hula hooping, plate spinning and more.

There will also be a ballooning workshop and a wandering balloon artist to enthrall you. balloons More information for you nearer the time. However, be prepared to be amazed.

175th Haywards Heath celebrations

Lindfield Arts Festival are delighted to be joining the parade on Sunday 18th September to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the railway and first steam train into Haywards Heath.   There is already wide and enthusiastic support for these events.

Our very own graffiti train tribute will be accompanied by Popsteps and a team of Lindfield Arts Festival supporters all dressed appropriately in Victorian costumes.  The procession will leave via the Station and make its way up to Victoria Park where there will be some amazing activities.  The programme is looking very interesting.HH 175 route

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our annual Arts Festival takes a lot of organisation and we are thankful for our small team of volunteers. However, Haywards Heath are putting on a mammoth day of events at different locations in the town.

The weekend of historical celebration will bring together the community including clubs, societies, schools, businesses and the people of Haywards Heath.  The partners and supporters of this event include Network Rail, Southern Rail, HHTC, MSDC and WSCC.

We are told that amongst the planned activities and the parade there will be a Steam Engine, together with Bluebell Stepney, a Victorian Fun Fair, railway exhibitions, train rides, a big film screen, live battles, art displays, competitions, stalls and a horse and carriage.

So enjoy Lindfield Arts Festival on Saturday 17th September in Lindfield on the High Street, watch the graffiti train come to life and then venture out again on Sunday 18th September to support Haywards Heath’s town celebrations.   For more information contact Ruth de Mierre on 01444 453399 or Tim Briggs on 07799 643721.

HH 175 2

Circus Brighton schedule

Lindfield Arts  Festival are delighted to welcome Circus Brighton to this year’s street festival. 

Opening the Festival will be stilt walkers, throughout the day you will see circus performers based by the Red Lion.

Come along and try your hand at circus skills and watch the scheduled performances.

stilt walking

Lindfield Arts Festival is particularly interested in the development of circus skills for young and old and will offer the community the chance to try out tightrope walking – good for balance and co-ordination, juggling, hula hooping, plate spinning and more.

There will also be a ballooning workshop and a wandering balloon artist to enthrall you. balloons More information for you nearer the time. However, be prepared to be amazed.

That breakfast machine

Where: King Edward Hall Library
When: 10.00am – 4.30pm

A must see!

Local inventors Merv Huggett of Lindfield and Pete Browne of Highbrook were commissioned earlier this year to build a Sunday Morning Breakfast Machine, filmed during a 10 week deadline for a BBC2  show called “Britain’s Most Spectacular Backyard Builds” presented by Piers Taylor and Sara Cox which went to air on Tuesday 21st June.

Sunday Breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

They also appeared with their machine a day earlier on BBC1’s “The One Show” serving up breakfast to comedian Bill Bailey. 

The One Show

You can see it for real yourself in the King Edward Hall Library where it will be on display 17th September from 10.00am till 4.30pm