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:

LAF 2017 and LPC

Lindfield Parish Council have kindly offered a grant to support the Lindfield Arts Festival 2017.

We are most grateful for their continued faith in the community Festival and their commitment to the event which ensures that local residents have the opportunity to participate in and watch a range of different creative arts.

For more information please email:

Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors and LAF 2017

We are delighted that local Haywards Heath Solicitors, Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors are supporting Lindfield Arts Festival 2017.

Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors is a small, experienced firm of solicitors in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, specialising in divorce and separation. Tisshaws is proud to have been awarded the Lexel mark, given by the Law Society to solicitors who meet the highest management and customer care standards. Only around 8% of UK solicitors currently hold the mark.

Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors’ standards of excellence sit nicely with the values and ethos of Lindfield Arts Festival and we are most grateful for their contribution and look forward to meeting their team over the Festival weekend on 8-10th September 2017.

For more information:

A Plastic Free Festival?

Ditch the plastic!

Can Lindfield Arts Festival be a plastic free weekend?  We’ll try and with the help of Aquapax water for volunteers and VIP visitors we will go along way to showing Mid Sussex that we care not only about the environment but also about the quality of the water.

Aquapax is a ‘local company’ conceived and residing here in Mid-Sussex

Aquapax is one of the purest natural mineral waters on earth (suitable for infants) with a near perfect 7.065pH low mineral balance.

It is safely packaged inside lovingly designed (beautiful) and ecologically sensible, BPA free, paper cartons. Pure fresh water heals and transports vitamins, minerals, oxygen, enzymes, hormones and glucose to the body’s cells to ensure they function properly. It gives us energy and ensures our cells can function, reproduce and repair properly!

Sadly, poor quality water can have the opposite effect, while toxins leaching from plastic bottles can defeat what we’re trying to achieve through drinking ‘fresh’ water.  Like fresh air, pure fresh water should have no taste whatsoever and anything you can taste is your tastebuds detecting something that should not be there.

If you really want to detox your body, drink pure, drink Aquapax and taste the difference!  #BPAfree #LeachFree #ditchtheplastic 🙂

Winner of the coveted International QATRAH award ‘Best Bottled Water’ Aquapax is the preferred pure mineral water of discerning people around the world. Amazon now delivers across Europe, however, if you can’t get Aquapax where you live, reach out and say hello… write to: hello[at] 

A big thank you to Neil Tomlinson for your generosity.

Don’t forget to put the dates in your diary – 8th, 9th and 10th of September 2017 to visit Lindfield Arts Festival.

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  or call Stix: 07868 879084 for more information.

2017 Festival

Lindfield Arts Festival aims to deliver an annual Arts event for the local community that nurtures creativity, broadens the mind, provokes the imagination, and provides a unique magical experience and endeavours to evolve and adapt year on year to cultural diversity of our ever changing community.

Every year the Festival continues to be fully committed to providing opportunities to the whole community, from the youngest to the oldest with the emphasis on providing inclusive activities for all and particularly for those who may be isolated or with special educational needs, to access the arts in all their forms and to providing a platform for artists and creative individuals to showcase their work. The board of Trustees and the managing committee is made up of volunteers, bringing together a wide range of skills and experiences in all areas of the arts, event management and administrative support.

The Festival showcase covers: theatrical drama; music of all genre; film, cinema vision and photography; literary events, poetry, book readings and creative writing; visual art, local crafts, sculpture, ceramics and pottery; all kinds of dance; street art, circus skills and performance; comedy and other local talent that is scoped throughout the year.

Lindfield Arts Festival wants to encourage local performers and artists to integrate with the local community, building relationships across the diverse groups and associations in the Mid Sussex area; particularly focusing on inclusiveness and accessibility throughout the year by sharing prolific artistic talents where possible and providing a clear, focused voice to articulate the role creativity can play in health and well-being. Lindfield Arts Festival continues to be committed to supporting emerging artists and young people who are developing their artistic talents or aspire to a career in the arts.

Contact us if you have or know of a budding artist, actor, dancer, writer or musician the Festival will be happy to consider how it can showcase their talent.

photo credit: vigo74 Artist via photopin (license)

Local Coop Community Fund

Something very exciting is happening alongside the new branding of the local Coop Stores in and around Lindfield, Cuckfield and Haywards Heath.

For those of us with a loyalty card, we can now earn a 5% bonus on all Coop purchases, and the Co op will then give 1% of what we spend on its products to local community projects selected by Co op stores near our homes. You can choose which cause your own 1% goes to. If you don’t, it’s shared out between the causes of your nearest Co op.

At the moment Lindfield Arts Festival and Time 4 Children are the two local projects of choice.

Lindfield Arts Festival [Registered Charity No 1150304] aims to deliver an annual Arts event that adapts year on year to cultural diversity of our ever changing community; it is fully committed to providing opportunities to the whole community, from the youngest to the oldest with the emphasis on providing inclusive activities for all and particularly for those who may be isolated or with special educational needs, to access the arts in all their forms and to providing a platform for artists and creative individuals to showcase their work.

Time 4 Children [Registered charity no. 1111837] is a charity which aims to increase the emotional wellbeing, self-confidence & self-esteem of emotionally vulnerable children between the ages of 4 and 12 in the mid-Sussex area.

To ensure that the charities benefit from your regular shopping at the Coop, please register your new blue Coop card online at and click which charity you wish to support.

Please share this article with your family and friends and encourage them to vote for one of the above charities too. Every registration will be important, every small penny will aid significantly with this year’s fundraising. New causes will be chosen every 6 months.

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.


Mid Downs radio announcements

Look out for and listen closely to favourite DJs Sol and Wendy from Mid Downs Radio.

No, sadly this year there’s no broadcasting van, however; they will be letting you know over the public address system about what events are happening and interviewing our favourite local celebrities.

At the Information Point you will find, kindly helping with the PA announcements and giving out programme reminders, local presenters Wendy Swinton-Eagle and Sol Mead from Mid Downs Radio.