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]aquapaxwater.com 

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.

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.

Come listen to extracts from Hereward Kaye’s Dark Poetry – Insomnia

Listen to extracts from  Insomnia – Dark Poetry by Hereward Kaye.

Come and join the crowds!

Insomnia – Dark Poetry by Hereward Kaye

Classic Car Show! Starting September 17th, get your tickets now!

Classic cars will be lined up in the High Street on display from 10:00am. Come and talk to the owners and discover the car’s history.
Many thanks to Lindfield Motors for sponsoring this event.





Classic Car Show, sponsored by Lindfield Motors

Lindfield Bonfire Society

Lindfield Bonfire Society is celebrating their 122nd year, and are pleased to be supporting the Lindfield Arts Festival by providing teas, coffees and delicious home made cakes along with 2017 Lindfield Village Calendars, 2016 badges and other LBS merchandise.

We will be based in the Main Kitchen and hallways with some seating.  All proceeds form this event will go directly towards the free to attend firework display on November 5th, so please do come  along, say hello and support your Village Bonfire Society!


More thanks

As community events go, Lindfield Arts Festival is special. Run by volunteers for the benefit of the local community, the LAF team try to bring different activities to engage with families and people of all ages and abilities.  Lindfield parish

This year’s event on 17th September is no different and there will be an amazing variety of events, workshops and displays for visitors to participate in, to watch and admire and most of all, enjoy.

All this takes time and money to put on and we are grateful for the support from our varied sponsors, grant donations and friends of the festival.

Gatwick Airport Community Trust
Gatwick Airport Community Trust

Most recently The Gatwick Airport Community Trust awarded the Lindfield Arts Festival £1000 towards the cost of Circus Brighton performing and running workshops throughout the Festival Day.  Thanks to their generosity all the circus shows, tightrope walking and balloon making workshops will be FREE. [But please check to see if you need to register for a place as space may be limited].

We are also grateful for the following grant providers and sponsors: logo rotary bluegoldwscc

A big thank you – a letter from the Chair

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18th – 20th September 2015

The 2015 LAF Team, led by myself, have now had time to sit down and evaluate the 2015 Lindfield Arts Festival.

With a small team and despite no dedicated artistic director, we can say that this year’s contained Festival was a resounding success in more ways than one. We have had consistently good feedback from those connected to the Festival, performers and local residents, most of whom attended. There was a varied, exciting programme which, with the back drop of Lindfield’s iconic High Street, showcased local talented actors, musicians, dancers, authors, artists and more.

Once again Lindfield Arts Festival is very grateful to their commercial sponsors particularly Barratt Homes, the charity support from local Rotary groups, Lindfield Preservation Society and The Comber Trust, local District and Parish Councils’ grant funding, Friends of the Festival and local traders that enabled the Festival to go ahead by providing the necessary financial support.

In practical terms, there are a host of thank-you’s to be offered to the army of volunteers including the hard-working Team LAF 2015 for their practical help before, during and after the Festival days’ events. We were delighted that the Lindfield Bonfire Society were able to provide much needed refreshments for the record number of people attending the Arts & Crafts displayed in the King Edward Hall.

We very much appreciated your support this year, and hope that we can look forward to your continued interest for the 2016 Lindfield Art Festival.

Yours sincerely

Geoff Heath

Chairman of the Trustees

Alex Wilson Memorial Exhibition and Comedy Night

AWSponsors, Friends and Volunteers will be at the Bent Arms for the Preview Evening which is showcasing the Alex Wilson Memorial Exhibition in aid of Dementia UK.  Thank you Laura Morgan, Alex’s daughter and her family and friends for helping the Lindfield Arts Festival get off to a suitable start.

This will be at 6.30pm until 8.00pm.

If you miss the preview, and you’ve not seen the Art trail be sure to visit the Stables on Saturday and enjoy the whole exhibition.

After decorating the High Street and highlighting the venues, setting up the Halls and churches, there’ll be some relaxation for Team LAF 2015 volunteers.

Together with the Village’s Festival goers, they will start their evening off with a laugh at the Comedy Night also in the Bent Arms starting at 8.00pm. lindfieldposter03 1

Watch out

The Team LAF 2015 will be dressing the village High Street. Bunting, signage and posters will be appearing down the High Street.

The Butcher, King Edward Hall and the Junction all have the big banners advertising the Lindfield Arts Festival.

Preparations are all in hand for Saturday and Sunday’s festivities. Not forgetting the Comedy Night in the Bent Arms on Friday night.

Come along and see us. Your Arts, Your Village and we need you.