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.

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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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.

Reminder of the road closure and alternative bus routes

Lindfield Arts Festival, Road Closure on Saturday 17th September 2016.
Bus Services
We have confirmation from both the Sussex Bus Company and Metrobus that the buses will operate on a “Hail & Ride” basis. Hickmans Lane and West Common bus stops will be operational for the 270 and 29.
However, the route for the 28 has yet to be finalised.Metrobus
Both bus companies have undertaken to put notices about the diversions on the bus stops as soon as possible.
Please note that apart from emergency vehicles, no exceptions can be made for the movement of any cars between 09.00 and 17.00

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.

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The Branch Line

BRANCH LINE By Robin Belfield Commissioned by Lindfield Arts Festival and Lindfield Dramatic Club 2016

When: 11.15am and 2.15pm

Where: In the High Street – near the Stand Up Inn

A play depicting Lindfield’s history performed  by school children, students, Lindfield Dramatic Society and Professional Actors.

In 1841 the London-Brighton railway opened, passing to the west of the parish with a ‘Station for Cuckfield and Lindfield Towns’ on open land that was to become the town of Haywards Heath. The construction of the Ouse Valley branch line reached Lindfield in 1866 with a proposed station to the north of All Saints’ Church but the line was abandoned for financial reasons or was it?

This play is about the history of Lindfield, including the historic buildings and the residents in past times. The scenes of the play will be acted out by local Lindfield Dramatic Club. Robin Belfield, previous Lindfield Arts Director 2013, Theatre Director and Producer is writing a Community Promenade Play to be performed in Lindfield High Street at different intervals throughout Saturday 17th September.

The Promenade Play will benefit the visitors to Lindfield High Street by raising their awareness of the historic value the buildings have, the notorious and famous residents from the past and the enjoyment of seeing different aged actors enacting short scenes that will resonate with the community.

The Magic of Mandalas

This is Sacred Geometry and Mandala Art represented for our time. These paintings have such an ethereal beauty it’s like seeing music forming in air each with its own rhythm, cadence and tone. Created with the technical perfection of Celtic and Persian ornamental design and with mystical directive of the Sacred Mandala. Stephen Meakin creates paintings to Celebrate the Universe in all it’s awesome radiant beauty from snowflake to super nova.  Welcome to the Art of The Star Makers.Love the Art of Stephen Meakin – inspired works of contemporary art.

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When: 17th September 12.00pm – 4.30pm

Where: White Gates, Black Hill, Lindfield RH16 2HF

Sunday’s Victorian Parade

Lindfield Arts Festival continues on Sunday 18th September 2016 with Popsteps dancing their way along the route from Clair Hall to Victoria Park, Haywards Heath and celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the train arriving in Mid Sussex.

Lindfield Arts Festival float will show off the Graffiti Installation by Tom Goulden, [come and watch him at work on Saturday in the High Street] and beautifully crafted lanterns by Emma & Clare.

A big thank you goes to Standen House, National Trust near East Grinstead. It’s an Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden and a wonderful resource. We have kindly been lent Victorian costumes for the Popsteps children and accompanying adults to wear to ensure that we are all dressed in keeping for the 175th Celebrations.

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