Competition – graffiti blocks

Make a graffiti block and enter into the competition. Prizes awarded to the best in age groups.

When: 17th September, 10.30-11.30am and 2.30-3.30pm

Where: South end of the High Street

Who: Children aged 4+, young adults and anyone else with a penchant for paint

Booking essential.

Young participants will be schooled in the whole creative process of Graffiti art and have the opportunity to spray paint by themselves. If they wish, their completed artwork will be entered into a competition, awards given in age categories.

These workshops will aim to build self-esteem and encourage self-expression, build concentration and offer participants a positive alternative to their aspirations.

The cost of this workshop is £10 per person. However we have secured some funding for early registrations to make this accessible and inclusive. Please contact lynn@lindfieldartsfestival.com for more information.

Prizes will be awarded to the best board and presented by the High Sheriff of West Sussex, Mark Spofforth.  Tom Goulden, Graffiti Artist, Can Control will be bringing materials for the competition.

This year’s Lindfield Arts Festival is loosely connected to the 175th Anniversary Celebrations of Haywards Heath Railway coming to the area and as such the Tom Goulden will be making a graffiti board and decorating a truck to accompany the procession on Sunday 18th September 2016 from the Station to Victoria Park.

Lindfield Arts Festival Team would like to invite groups to take part and graffiti a board. If you would like to know more and participate, please let us know as soon as possible.

 

Budding authors and poets, your chance to WIN

We’re offering children aged between 7-13 the chance to

GET CREATIVE & WIN

a set of books by the children’s authors

visiting the Arts Festival this year!

All you have to do is write a short story (500-1500 words) or a poem (no more than 40 lines).

Theme:

In celebration of the arrival of the railway to the area 175 years ago, the theme for your short story or poem must be trains!

Rules

  • Anyone between the ages of 7 and 13 may enter.
  • All entries must be received on or before 1st September 2016.
  • All entries must be emailed to enquiries@lindfieldartsfestival.com in a word document (or similar format). NB: Entries can be written by hand, but must be scanned and emailed to enquiries@lindfieldartsfestival.com. Please ensure the subject of the email states ‘WRITING COMPETITION’ followed by the name of the child and their age. Please do not write the name of the competitor on the actual entry – only in the subject line of the email.
  • Short stories must be between 500-1500 words.
  • Poems must be no longer than 40 lines.
  • The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entries not adhering to the rules & requirements will be disqualified.
  • Copyright remains with the author, but Lindfield Arts Festival reserves the right to have entries performed at the Festival, , published on the internet, or used for publicity purposes at any stage in the future.
  • Winners will be announced and prizes presented at the Festival on Saturday 17th September.
  • The prize is a selection of books written and signed by the authors attending the Festival.

The competition is being organised by The Book Activist who will also be on the panel of judges.

Bookactivist

 

Budding actors – apply here

Great news. Lindfield Arts Festival has secured the right to close the High Street for Saturday 17th September 2016. Don’t worry there will be alternative arrangements for all public transport and the LAF Team will endeavour to ensure that no-one is disadvantaged during the day.

performingThe closure means lots of street activities, much more than last year. This year, be prepared to be surprised by circus troupes and graffiti installations along with buskers, musicians and dance activities. You can also see the classic cars on display.

There will be much to do and see.PICT2388

Do you remember the street plays last year? This year we are looking for budding performers to participate again. Robin Belfield, now Young People’s Performance Developer at Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, has kindly agreed to write a script for LAF 2016 and this will be directed by a member of the Lindfield Dramatic Club. However we need some actors! If you are interested in joining the rehearsals and performing on both 17 and 18th September 2016 please email: enquiries@lindfieldartsfestival.com.

We can’t wait to hear from you.Can control 1hooping

Graffiti in Lindfield High Street

Graffiti in the High Street I hear you say! Yes, for Lindfield Arts Festival we are delighted to welcome back Tom Goulden, Can Control Team to run a competition and some workshops on Saturday 17th September 2016.Graffiti

The competition is for local community groups to graffiti spray and decorate a panel. The panels will then be used to adorn the low-loader which will accompany the procession from Haywards Heath Railway Station on Sunday 18th September celebrating 175 years of the railway coming to the area. The competition will be judged by the High Sheriff of West Sussex, Mark Spofforth.

The workshops will be available for 10 year olds and over; you will however need to register in advance and there will be a charge for materials. You will need to register in advance.Can control 1

Lindfield Arts Festival Team are inviting local groups to enter the graffiti competition, however if you are a member of a special group and would like to take part please e-mail jenny@lindfieldartsfestival.com.

Programme tasters:

On Saturday night you may be spoilt for choice; booked and confirmed at the moment is burlesque dancing in the Bent Arms pub, a sophisticated concert in the URC with Mid Sussex Sinfonia and Lucy Cooper performing in the Stand Up Inn. What will you chose?

Burlesque 2

MD so sinfonia2

Lindfield Arts Festival is a registered charity no: 1150304 run by volunteers to deliver a varied, exciting arts event for the local community that nurtures creativity, broadens the mind, provokes imagination and provides unique experiences for contributors and visitors alike.The Festival is committed to providing opportunities for the whole community in Mid-Sussex, from young to old with the emphasis on inclusive activities for all; particularly those with special educational needs.

Who’s up for the pub quiz?

bent arms

pub quiz

 

 

 

 

Sunday 20th September 

TIME

VENUE

PERFORMER

TITLE

DETAILS

19.00-21.30

Bent Arms

Pub Quiz

Test your knowledge at this fun quiz

Have you got your team prepared? enquiries@lindfieldartsfestival.com

There’s still time to enter

The Toll House Store & Café Tea Pot Needs You!  
Their competition closes on 11th September so that’s just a few more days left to enter.
tollhouse
Create a tea cosy – knitted or otherwise
Win  Tea For Two at The Toll House Store & Café and a Hamper of Princes Teas
All entries will be displayed at the Toll House Store & Café during The Lindfield Arts Festival Weekend
Competition entry fee £1 – all proceeds will be donated to Chestnut Tree House Hospice for Children
Closing date 11th September
 
Please submit your entry with your fee to the Toll House shop with your name and contact details
For further information please contact Mary on 07769 670516
BH logo with strap CMYK

 

Are you a knitting fan?

The Toll House Store & Café Tea Pot Needs You!
Create a tea cosy – knitted or otherwise
Win  Tea For Two at The Toll House Store & Café and a Hamper of Princes Teas
All entries will be displayed at the Toll House Store & Café during The Lindfield Arts Festival Weekend
Competition entry fee £1 – all proceeds will be donated to Chestnut Tree House Hospice for Children
Closing date 11th September
 
Please submit your entry with your fee to the Toll House shop with your name and contact details
For further information please contact Mary on 07769 670516
BH logo with strap CMYK