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.

 

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

African drumming workshop

This ever popular workshop is back again for this year’s festival.

Drumcoach drumcoach 2Cost £5.00 – An introduction to African drumming. Drums provided. (14 years+)

When: Saturday 17th September, 3.00 – 4.00pm

Where: Bent Arms – Upstairs Room

Limited spaces available. Book your places, and pay for your tickets at SWALK.

Author and Publisher speak out

From Prologue to Prosecco. A preview reading by Rose McGinty, author of Electric Souk plus unique insights into the writing world with Rose and her publisher Matthew Smith, MD Urbane Publishing.

Including Q and A with audience.

Date & time – 17th Sept 2016, 13:00 – 14:30 hrs

Location – Bent Arms (upstairs)

mathew
Matthew Smith, is the founder and director of Urbane Publications Limited. Urbane was born out of a fascination with the value of content, and a belief in the strength of collaboration. The company combines the skills and experience of a traditional publishing company with a thirst for a pioneering, innovative sand inclusive development approach to produce the most effective and commercially successful books. Every project is driven by the three core principles of Care, Content and Collaboration, with the emphasis on developing a collaborative partnership with the author to create the most valuable book possible.
Visit – http://urbanepublications.com to find out more.

In addition to publishing a quickly expanding frontlist, Urbane also offer consultancy across a number of areas, from developing winning proposals to book development and writing workshops. Matthew is a publishing professional with over 25 years of experience in book, digital and content development, and prior to founding Urbane worked at Waterstones, Routledge, Addison, Wesley Longman, Arcturus, Hodder, Pearson and Kogan Page.
Feel free to have a natter with Matthew at matthew@urbanepublications.com or follow on Twitter @urbanepub


Rose McGinty

Rose’s debut novel, Electric Souk, will be published in March 2017 by Urbane Publications. Electric Souk is a literary thriller about forbidden love, corruption and an encounter with evil in the desert, set in the Middle East as the Arab Spring erupts. Rose says of her story, ‘The parts of the story that are true, I probably wish were not; while the parts that are not, I probably wish were true.’
Rose is the winner of the Kent Life short story competition 2016 and flash fiction competitions by the Retreat West and Faber. She is an alumni of the Faber Academy, where she was mentored by writer and son of Lindfield, Richard Skinner. She has read at the London literary salon, Vanguard Readings, and the Margate Bookie.
Rose lives in Kent, works in community health services in London, and has worked internationally. She is now researching her second novel, which is taking her to some rather gothic hospital corridors!
To find out more or contact Rose see Htpp://rosemcginty.wordpress.com

Talented artists on show

A range of local arts & crafts people will be exhibiting and selling their work in the King Edward Hall, Saturday 17th September.  Look out for the youngest talent to exhibit, Elliott Pryor and understand how art has helped and supported him most recently.

More information about our exhibitors:

Berry and the Bear: specialise in ethical gifts and homeware. From the stunning recycled aluminium tableware range to mango wood chests, each piece is made from sustainable resources. The skilled craftspeople who hand-make their products all experience fair terms and conditions (most work for Fairtrade organisations). Their passion for nature and humanity is reflected in the beautiful pieces. Online store www.berryandthebear.co.uk or please Katy should you have an enquiry  berryandthebear@gmail.com

Berry and the Bear
Berry and the Bear
Berry and the Bear
Berry and the Bear

 

 

 

 

Cecilia Wiseman: has worked with fabrics for a long time, she’s very enthusiastic about her creations and is always looking for new ideas, practical and different designs and quirky fabrics.  Cecilia’s handmade products include handbags made with different selected fabrics, cushion covers, kindle and I-pad cases, wash bags, draft excluders and door stoppers, tea cosies, aprons and small gifts. There’s also have a limited selection of small leather accessories: small wallets, glass cases, key rings and purses.

Chapman’s Aromatics: make a handcrafted range of life enhancing products with herbs and essential oils, including: soap; bath salts and melts, balms, creams, aromatic sachets; pomanders and pot pourri. http://www.chapmansaromatics.com/

Chapman's Aromatics
Chapman’s Aromatics
Chapman's Aromatics
Chapman’s Aromatics

 

 

 

 

Comfort Cushions: Avril has lived Burgess Hill for 17yrs, having retired 5yrs ago, she was looking something to do… as Avril always loved sewing it was the way to go; and Comfort Cushions was born. She makes fabric Teddy Bears for babies to adults, cushion in several sizes and designs with names if required and baby gift packs and other smaller gifts. After the festival, you can see her work at two outlets in Burgess Hill, Upmarket 22 and Mable’s Emporium.  avril-marshall@sky.com

Comfort Cushions
Comfort Cushions
Comfort Cushions
Comfort Cushions

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Worrall Bailey: Enjoys capturing the beauty, vibrant colours, textures, and peaceful feelings invoked by nature in her art work. Elizabeth uses mainly her hands and fingers when painting making Elizabeth’s popular paintings individually unique. Elizabeth has studied art at college, taught in local schools, and sells her art work internationally. She will be working with CHEC (Chailey Heritage Enterprise Centre) the local printing company to produce prints and cards for the LAF. For commissions, cards, coasters and prints eabailey3@gmail.com

Proud Cockerel' Series 1 © Elizabeth Worrall Bailey
Proud Cockerel’ Series 1 © Elizabeth Worrall Bailey
Bluebird Trio' Series 1© Elizabeth Worrall Bailey
Bluebird Trio’ Series 1© Elizabeth Worrall Bailey

 

 

 

 

 

Elliot Pryor: Elliot’s talent for Art was only discovered about 18 months ago when he was able to participate in a Sensory Art Session. Art has been a massive help to Elliot as he has Asperger’s Syndrome. Being able to express himself through his art has been a fabulous release to his anxiety which can affect his life so significantly. Elliot is 12 years old and is a learner at LVS Hassocks. For further information, please contact emmajpryor@hotmail.co.uk.

Elliot Pryor
Elliot Pryor

 

 

 

 

Exclusively 4U/Picket Post: Founded in 1988, trading as Picket Post. Producing individual pieces of hand crafted jewellery using semi-precious stones, pearls and crystals. Including necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings and rings, all at reasonable prices. Many pieces have Sterling Silver clasps and all come in a presentation box or organza bag. Special commissions and remedial work undertaken, including restringing of pearls and jewellery cleaning. Located in Lindfield close to The Witch, for more details contact Janice Brooks on 01444 413958 or email janice@picketpost.co.uk

Exclusively4U
Exclusively4U

Exclusively 4U

 

 

 

 

Georgina Lillywhite Designs: Bespoke keepsake jewellery capturing fingerprints, baby hand and footprints and pets paw prints in silver.  Handcrafted from fine silver 999, sterling silver 925, rose and gold vermeil, and precious gemstones, bracelets, necklaces and earrings and handcrafted. A % of sales are donated to Meningitis Now. www.georginalillywhitedesigns.co.uk

Julia Vokes is a local independent Phoenix Trader covering the Lindfield and Mid Sussex areas with quality greetings cards and stationery at sane prices.  All of Phoenix’s lovely cards are printed in the UK thus supporting the British printing industry. Julia can also do ‘at home’ parties or craft fairs and has helped many people to raise funds for their chosen charity or good cause. All of Julia’s profits are donated St Peter & St James Hospice for the great work they do in our community. www.cardsfromjulia.co.uk

Mary Norris: is a local home baker, making homemade preserves using locally sourced and grown ingredients and traditional style home made cakes. To order or contact Mary, 01273 843718, kmn@orpheusmail.co.uk

Sage Ceramics: Yvonne is a potter based in Storrington, West Sussex working from her home studio producing wheel thrown functional ware using white earthenware clay, which is hand decorated with coloured underglazes. Designs are fresh and uncomplicated using a soft pallet of colour and are inspired by the countryside. Website: http://www.sageceramics.co.uk/, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sageceramics, Email: info@sageceramics.co.uk

Sage Ceramics
Sage Ceramics
Sage Ceramics
Sage Ceramics

 

 

 

 

Skinner Designs: Jamie Skinner is 23 years old and recently started his business in Lindfield.  With a love of wood and eye for design, Jamie produces a selection of handmade bespoke wooden products, from unique, hard-wearing end grain Chopping Boards to Designer Chairs and Watch Boxes.  Many items are available in a variety of sizes, designs and species of wood to suit your requirements. Website:  www.skinnerdesigns.co.uk, Email: SkinnersDesigns@gmail.com, Etsy Shop:  www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SkinnerDesign, Blog:  www.skinnerdesigns.blogspot.co.uk

Skinner Designs
Skinner Designs
Skinner Designs
Skinner Designs

 

 

 

 

Terry Guile: Terry designs and makes silver jewellery using semi-precious stones and pearls. Using silver wire or sheet which is cut, texture and form into the finished piece.  Terry was brought up locally on a farm on the South Downs just outside of Brighton and now lives in a village in near Steyning. www.terryguile.com

 

Terry Guile Silver gingko leaf set with teardrop moonstone
Terry Guile Silver gingko leaf set with teardrop moonstone
Terry Guile Reticulated silver pendant set with diamond
Terry Guile Reticulated silver pendant set with diamond
Terry Guile Labradorite five ways
Terry Guile Labradorite five ways

 

 

 

 

 

Vanilla Pod Designs: by Kathy Thoms offers a variety of handmade bags, concentrating on mixing different patterns and textures so that each bag is unique. Also on offer is handmade jewellery, many of the sets using semi-precious stones.

Vanilla Pod Designs
Vanilla Pod Designs
Vanilla Pod Designs
Vanilla Pod Designs

 

 

 

 

While Darcey Sleeps: Karen Lorenz set up her company While Darcey Sleeps in 2015, so called because Karen’s puppy Darcey would only let her work when she slept! Karen paints commissioned pet portraits, makes felt ornaments and greetings cards. Read her blog and view works at www.whiledarceysleeps.com and www.facebook.com/whiledarceysleeps

Karen Lorenz
Karen Lorenz
Karen Lorenz
Karen Lorenz

 

 

 

 

 

Images used with permission from our artists, please do not replicate without their agreement. Thank you.

The Banners are Up

The banners are up and the countdown has started.  Only thirteen more days to go and fourteen sleeps and it will be Festival Day.

We have passed the point of no return and are now totally committed to the  Festivities, come rain or shine.

The Graffifi installation framework is under construction, the posters are prepared, Mansell McTaggart house signs advertising the Festival are ready to go up and we are hoping for publicity in the local newspapers.

Please pass the message on. Lindfield traders will all be OPEN FOR BUSINESS on Saturday 17th September and will welcome visitors from near and far.

We can’t wait; it is so exciting.
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For more information and for ticket reservations: