Nikki Sheehan, poetry workshops

What:  Interactive author talk and poetry workshop – Nikki Sheehan

When: 17th September, time 12.30pm for 9+ and 2.30pm for 7+

Where: URC Church

Who:  Children aged 9+ / 7+ – max 40 children

Interactive talk for children aged 9+

If you could be an animal what would you be and why? And how might this help you to write an amazing story? Come and share your ideas, learn some amazing animal facts, try out a few metaphors and get the lowdown on how to write a book.

Poetry workshop for children aged 7+

Do you think it’s possible for a group of kids to write a poem TOGETHER in just 10 minutes? Come and find out, and while you’re there have a go at writing, performing and all types of poetic play!
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Insomnia with Hereward Kaye

Guest readers present dark poetry from Hereward Kaye’s book Insomnia.

Readings in the URC Main Hall from 10.00am are interspersed with performers from Rok Skool.

Hereward Kaye
Hereward Kaye

Producer and songwriter Hereward Kaye was first discovered by Ray Davies of The Kinks – who went on to produce his debut album with Cafe Society in 1975. Over the subsequent 40 years Hereward has worked with a number of major names in the UK record industry and West End musical theatre.

Hereward has not only collaborated with Cameron Mackintosh, Caroline Quentin and Willy Russell but also worked alongside Pete Wingfield, Dave Mattacks, Chris Rea, Gerry Conway, Chas & Dave, Rick Wakeman, Tom Robinson – and toured the world for a decade as a member of The Flying Pickets.

Local Rok Skool offering a great programme

Hereward Kaye and his fabulous performers are offering the Festival some great entertainment, from poetry, female pop vocals to rock bands. Plenty to see and listen to. Hereward will be reading some of his dark poetry in between the vocalists and choirs in the morning.

Sussex Rok Skool opened in September 2006, caters for all ages on a world of musical creation, exploration and performance. They are pioneers of a growing movement and now have over 200 students, 15 bands and rooms resounding to the sound of singing, guitar, bass, drum and keyboard lessons, recording sessions and band rehearsals. Rok Skool is a vibrant, vibey place to be. And these days it’s about kids and adults– they’ve got a female choir, a new adult start-up band, a 10 piece Jools Holland style big band (all beginners 2 years ago; now out and gigging) and adults in vocal coaching getting better by the week and performing live.

And you can see some of these acts performing at Lindfield Arts Festival Saturday 17th September 2016 in the URC Church and Red Lion pub.

Timetable at the URC for the Songs & Poetry Presentation

10am: Guest readers present a selection of poems from Insomnia – Dark Poetry by Hereward Kaye
10.15: La Luna (6 voice female pop vocal group)
10.40: A selection of readings from Insomnia
10.50: The Larynx (20 voice Lindfield Primary PTA Choir)
11.10: A selection of readings from Insomnia
11.20: SisterSister (6 voice female pop vocal group)
11.50-12pm: Final readings from Insomnia

Timetable for the evening’s performance at the Red Lion

7:15pm Crysis
8:15pm Chandni Nayee
8:45pm Roy Rad Band

The Larynx

SisterSister
SisterSister

Laluna  Chandni Nayee Crysis

Roy Rad Band

Can you write a poem in 10 minutes?

What:  Interactive author talk and poetry workshop – Nikki Sheehan

When: 17th September,

Over nine year olds at 12.30pm

Over seven year olds at 2.30pm

Where: URC Attic

Who:  Children aged 9+ / 7+ – max 40 children

Interactive talk for children aged 9+

If you could be an animal what would you be and why? And how might this help you to write an amazing story? Come and share your ideas, learn some amazing animal facts, try out a few metaphors and get the lowdown on how to write a book.

Poetry workshop for children aged 7+

Do you think it’s possible for a group of kids to write a poem TOGETHER in just 10 minutes? Come and find out, and while you’re there have a go at writing, performing and all types of poetic play!
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Creative kids? Why not write your own festival story

Nicolette Sheehan – Author talk & Poetry workshop

When: 17th September, time tbc.

Where: URC Church

Who:  Children aged 9+ / 7+

Interactive talk for children aged 9+

If you could be an animal what would you be and why? And how might this help you to write an amazing story? Come and share your ideas, learn some amazing animal facts, try out a few metaphors and get the lowdown on how to write a book.

Poetry workshop for children aged 7+

Do you think it’s possible for a group of kids to write a poem TOGETHER in just 10 minutes? Come and find out, and while you’re there have a go at writing, performing and all types of poetic play!

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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

You are a poet!

Don’t you know it!

Do you think it’s possible for a group of kids to write a poem TOGETHER in just 10 minutes? Come and find out, and while you’re there have a go at writing, performing and all types of poetic play!

Poetry workshop for children aged 7+ Places limited, book now

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.

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Rok Skool performances confirmed!

Rok SkoolYES!  Rok Skool have confirmed that they are on board for this year’s Arts Festival and it’s with great pleasure we announce a Saturday morning line-up in the United Reform Church from 10.00am. Add the time and date to your diary now.  Laluna, Sister Sister and The Larynx promise to entertain and enchant you, whilst extracts from Hereward Kaye’s published poetry book, Insomnia will be read aloud.

Events not to be missed.  Timetable URC Song & Poetry Presentation

10am: Guest readers present a selection of poems from Insomnia – Dark Poetry by Hereward Kaye
10.15: La Luna (6 voice female pop vocal group)
10.40: A selection of readings from Insomnia
10.50: The Larynx (20 voice Lindfield Primary PTA Choir)
11.10: A selection of readings from Insomnia
11.20: SisterSister (6 voice female pop vocal group)
11.50-12pm: Final readings from Insomnia

Sussex Rok Skool opened in September 2006, caters for all ages on a world of musical creation, exploration and performance. They are pioneers of a growing movement and now have over 200 students, 15 bands and rooms resounding to the sound of singing, guitar, bass, drum and keyboard lessons, recording sessions and band rehearsals. Rok Skool is a vibrant, vibey place to be.  And these days it’s about kids and adults– they’ve got a female choir, a new adult start-up band,  a 10 piece Jools Holland style big band (all beginners 2 years ago; now out and gigging) and adults in vocal coaching getting better by the week and performing live.

And you can see some of these acts performing at Lindfield Arts Festival Saturday 17th September 2016 in the URC Church and Red Lion pub.

InsomniaThe Larynx Sister Act