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.

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.

Balloon Twisting – a real art

If you are thinking of career in children’s entertainment or even if you just want to impress the kids, or your kids want to learn how to balloon twist and model, this is the workshop for you.

12.00 – 1.00pm in the URC – Back room balloon double

No charge, just come along and enjoy the fun.   Circus Brighton have a walkabout balloon artist which will brighten the day and show you some fantastic tricky models.  You need never be bored with a balloon again!

Suitable for all ages!

Fantastic as a walkabout act or even up on stilts, Circus Brighton will give away balloon models of all descriptions so try and challenge them to make something tricky!

Lily Lou, from Circus Brighton,  has written a beginners guide to balloon modelling should you wish to learn some basic creations for your own event or just for fun – find it here.

Circus Brighton – Learn to tightrope walk!

A workshop to learn to tightrope walk. Come down on the 17th 11am-12pm to join in the fun!

 

Circus Brighton – Learn to tightrope walk!

See two professional stilt walkers in action!

Two stilt walkers, opening the Lindfield Arts Festival, on the High Street.

Please come and see these amazing stilt walkers. All friends, families and visitors welcome.

Circus Brighton – Stilt Walkers

Sarah and Geoff hit the airwaves

Mid Downs Radio recently interviewed Chair of the Trustees, Geoff Heath and designer, Sarah Reynolds at their studios in the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath.

Having the opportunity to broadcast locally to the community is an important part of Lindfield Art Festival’s marketing strategy.

Programmes are now available, from which you can see the wide variety of events and activities happening all through the day. 17th September 2016 will be a day to remember, one filled with art, crafts, music, dance and much much more.  For more information enquiries@lindfieldartsfestival.com

Mid Downs Radio

Family friendly events

Lindfield Arts Festival is delighted to announce five key activities for the benefit of families and children, especially those with special educational needs, people with physical difficulties and multiple disabilities.

1. Can control graffiti workshop 10.30-12.00pm and 2.00-3.30pm
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.

2. Circus shows and workshops at different times during the day between 10.00am – 5.00pm

There are many benefits with regards to educational and physical benefits to circus activities, or community socialising aspects.

The circus activities are extremely beneficial for children and adults of all abilities, especially children with behaviour problems and disabilities as they cover such a wide range of physical and mental skills. It brings children and adults together on a common ground and is amazing for aiding concentration and motor skills.

Entertainment wise it’s fantastic for drawing crowds and gets a real community feel as everyone plays and tries out new skills together, with that real satisfaction feeling as a new skill is mastered.

The tightrope is specially made to both help the participants that find it more difficult as it covers a shorter space of rope, as well as being more challenging for people who are adept at balance as our instructor leads mid rope stops and shapes.

3. Discover and Be workshop for children from 6 months to 4 year olds 4.30-5.30pm

A multi-sensory play session packed with creative, hands-on learning experiences, music and movement, imaginative and expressive messy play

4. The Book Activist is bringing individual story telling sessions, author talks and creative writing workshops for children of all ages from 10.00am – 5.00pm

The benefits and importance of reading have never been more evident. The Book Activist aims to inspire, inform and engage children to encourage their development as independent and confident readers, who love reading for pleasure.

5. There are also some new and different dance workshops, namely popsteps, swoove mini and baby ballet.

These workshops are great for coordination, movement and musicality as well as building confidence. learning new skills and having fun.

Registration for these events and activities is through the website, www.lindfieldartsfestival.com/events and booking will open on 1st August 2016. Some of the activities have restricted numbers so early registration is advised.

In addition to the above activities, there will be performances, drama, music concerts including choirs, bands and singers, literary recitals, classic cars and of course, art, crafts and photography to see all day.

You can be completely entertained as Lindfield High Street will be closed to traffic all day and there will be fun and amusements from 10.00am till 5.00pm.