LAF 2017 and LPC

Lindfield Parish Council have kindly offered a grant to support the Lindfield Arts Festival 2017.

We are most grateful for their continued faith in the community Festival and their commitment to the event which ensures that local residents have the opportunity to participate in and watch a range of different creative arts.

For more information please email: enquiries@lindfieldartsfestival.com

Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors and LAF 2017

We are delighted that local Haywards Heath Solicitors, Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors are supporting Lindfield Arts Festival 2017.

Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors is a small, experienced firm of solicitors in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, specialising in divorce and separation. Tisshaws is proud to have been awarded the Lexel mark, given by the Law Society to solicitors who meet the highest management and customer care standards. Only around 8% of UK solicitors currently hold the mark.

Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors’ standards of excellence sit nicely with the values and ethos of Lindfield Arts Festival and we are most grateful for their contribution and look forward to meeting their team over the Festival weekend on 8-10th September 2017.

For more information: enquiries@lindfieldartsfestival.com

Local Coop Community Fund

Something very exciting is happening alongside the new branding of the local Coop Stores in and around Lindfield, Cuckfield and Haywards Heath.

For those of us with a loyalty card, we can now earn a 5% bonus on all Coop purchases, and the Co op will then give 1% of what we spend on its products to local community projects selected by Co op stores near our homes. You can choose which cause your own 1% goes to. If you don’t, it’s shared out between the causes of your nearest Co op.

At the moment Lindfield Arts Festival and Time 4 Children are the two local projects of choice.

Lindfield Arts Festival [Registered Charity No 1150304] aims to deliver an annual Arts event that adapts year on year to cultural diversity of our ever changing community; it is fully committed to providing opportunities to the whole community, from the youngest to the oldest with the emphasis on providing inclusive activities for all and particularly for those who may be isolated or with special educational needs, to access the arts in all their forms and to providing a platform for artists and creative individuals to showcase their work.

Time 4 Children [Registered charity no. 1111837] is a charity which aims to increase the emotional wellbeing, self-confidence & self-esteem of emotionally vulnerable children between the ages of 4 and 12 in the mid-Sussex area.

To ensure that the charities benefit from your regular shopping at the Coop, please register your new blue Coop card online at https://membership.coop.co.uk/dashboard and click which charity you wish to support.

Please share this article with your family and friends and encourage them to vote for one of the above charities too. Every registration will be important, every small penny will aid significantly with this year’s fundraising. New causes will be chosen every 6 months.

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:

Frequently asked questions

Q 1. I’d like to become more involved with the Arts Festival. Can I volunteer to help on the day and how do I do this?

=> Absolutely! Volunteers are the heart and soul of our festival. Without the help and dedication from them and the community we would not be able to host a successful festival. e-mail us: enquiries@lindfieldartsfestival.com

Q 2. Are there any opportunities for a late food stall/entertainment/bands?

=> Please email us with your offering. You can to stay updated on applications for 2017 by checking the website or contacting enquiries@lindfieldartsfestival.com

Q 3. Will there be designated parking areas on the day?

=> We strongly encourage you to use public transport to prevent congestion around the area on Festival day. The High Street will be closed; however there are car parks in The Wilderness, off Compton Road and in Denmans Lane. The Common also has public car parking available beside both the Bowling Green and Tennis Courts.

Q 4. What is the main initiative behind the Lindfield Arts Festival concept?

=> The Lindfield Arts Festival was conceived as a platform to showcase local talent, arts, drama and music. It is a canvas for the community to have a voice and for ideas, concepts and creativity to be shared with everybody in the area. A playground for all businesses, sponsors, local artists and the community to come to join in the fun!

Q 5. Do I need a ticket to get into any areas on the day of the Festival?

=> The Lindfield Arts Festival is generally a completely free community event*, which we have our sponsors to thank for! We strive to keep the Festival open to all members of the public to enjoy as part of the local culture! However, there are restrictions on capacity to some events which means you need to register in advance to attend to avoid disappointment.

* There a couple of workshop events which require a fee. Register for your ticket and pay at SWALK in advance of the event. Numbers will be restricted

Q 6. Where are the toilets located?

=> Public toilets, including disabled facilities are situated in Denmans Lane, behind the Co-op Supermarket. Most event venues will also have amenities.

Q 7 . Will the Festival programmes be available in advance?

=> Yes. Printed copies will be distributed throughout the High Street in businesses leading up to Festival day, on the festival day itself around the festival site, and The Lindfield Arts Festival information stall will have programme copies as well. These will be available to pick up very soon! Programme available on the wesbsite, look under the Events tab to see the activities during the day.

Q 8. What services and activities are available for people with a disability?

=> Please contact enquiries@lindfieldartsfestival.com for more information. However, participation in the Graffiti workshops, the circus performances and activities are suitable for people with learning difficulties, low skill levels and physical challenges. There is a disabled toilet in Denmans Lane. The majority of the venues are wheelchair accessible.

Q 9. Is it possible to access an ATM during the Festival and where will it be located?

=> Unfortunately Lindfield does not have a public ATM accessible to the street. However the Post Office is open all day and has the facility to withdraw money. The Co-op offers a ‘cashback’ service on purchasing goods.

Q 10. Are there any BYO areas?

=> No. Lindfield Arts Festival or Lindfield High Street are NOT licensed for any kind of public drinking and there are strict laws in place. On the spot fines may be issued by local Police.

Q 11. Where’s good to eat and drink in Lindfield?

Lindfield has several pubs, cafés and restaurants that will be open on Saturday 17th September. If you specifically want a table at a certain time, it is recommended you book in advance.

Q 12. What activities/stalls should we check out if we have limited time at the festival?

=> If you are interested in local arts and crafts the displays in the King Edward Hall are essential viewing. To listen to singing and performing music, check the URC timetable. If you want to admire the graffiti, classic cars and circus performers just stay on the High Street. You should also catch the local dramatic society performing a street play. The times are all online so you can plan the best time to come down and enjoy the day on limited time.

Q 13. We are a young family, what do you have in store for us?

=> There are a number of workshops for under 10s to join, as well as animated talks. Some of the performances will be engaging. The programme is specifically family friendly. The circus activities, graffiti workshops and creative workshops will be ideal for young families.

Q 14. Who are major sponsors of the Festival?

=> Without the support of the local councils, grant funders, sponsors and Friends of the Festival, the Lindfield Arts Festival would not happen. We appreciate their generosity and assistance to bring everything together for a fun-filled weekend.

Q 15. Where can I find more information or who do I contact about the Festival?

=> Any questions can be directed to enquiries@lindfieldartsfestival.com Alternatively, our Facebook page is a great resource for information!

Q 16. Who is responsible for the organisation of The Lindfield Arts Festival?

=> The Lindfield Arts Festival charity, 1150304 are the owners of the Festival. The Trustees and a volunteer committee organise the event.

Q 17. Is the Lindfield Art Festival family friendly event?

=> Yes, absolutely. The event is aimed at children and adults to help families have a great day out.

Q 18. Do I have to pay for the Festival?

=> There are no entry fees. Most of the events at the Festival are free. Please look at the website for paid or donation required events.

Q 19. How long does the Festival last for?

=> The festival starts on 17th Sept 2016, in the evening and ends on 19th Sept 2016. Sunday 18th September, the Festival will be joining the Haywards Heath celebrations in their procession from the railway station to Victoria Park.

Q 20. How do I get to the Festival?

=> Nearest train station is Haywards Heath. Buses and Taxis available to get in the village. We will publish alternative bus routes as soon as we are given the details.

Q 21. Will there be food and drink available at the festival?

=> Yes – There will be food and drink stalls plus food served at the local pubs, restaurants and cafes.

Q 22. Emergency contact?

=> Saturday 17th there will be an Information Stall outside Field & Forrest.

Q 23. Where do I find the schedule of all the events in the festival.

=> Please check the programme link on the website:
http://lindfieldartsfestival.com/events/

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Volunteers required! More help needed ;)

One of the most frequent questions we, the volunteer team behind the Lindfield Arts festival, are asked is: “I’d like to become more involved with the Arts Festival. Can I volunteer to help on the day and how do I do this?”

Volunteers are the heart and soul of our festival. Without the help and dedication from them and the community we would not be able to host a successful festival.

So, do you have an hour or two to spare to help us distribute programmes at either Haywards Heath Station or at the large Sainsburys?

  • Sainsburys booked on Wednesday 31st August from 10.00am – 1.00pm and Sunday 11th September again from 10.00am – 1.00pm
  • HH station booked to distribute programmes on September 1st between 5.30-7.30pm

Could you help us with handing our the programmes? We’d be most pleased and certainly it will help spread the word about our terrific Saturday 17th September programme.

There are some excellent motives to volunteer, and people volunteer for a wide variety of reasons.

Sometimes the main reason is altruistic in wanting to help others but selfishly, it could be so you reap a benefit; and if you are job searching there is even more reason to consider being a volunteer.

Be part of your community
Being part of a volunteering project gives one a strong sense of community and working with like-minded, passionate people, all working for the same cause, can be very invigorating and rewarding.

Volunteering is not just about giving your time and energy or sharing your knowledge; it is a two-way process that can make you feel valued, be occupied and whilst volunteering you can develop your skills and expertise and explore an alternative career.

For more information please e-mail: enquires@lindfieldartsfestival.com

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FAQ about the Lindfield Arts Festival

Q 1. I’d like to become more involved with the Arts Festival. Can I volunteer to help on the day and how do I do this?

=> Absolutely! Volunteers are the heart and soul of our festival. Without the help and dedication from them and the community we would not be able to host a successful festival. e-mail us: enquiries@lindfieldartsfestival.com 

Q 2. Are there any opportunities for a late food stall/entertainment/bands?

=> Please email us with your offering. You can to stay updated on applications for 2017 by checking the website or contacting enquiries@lindfieldartsfestival.com

 

Q 3. Will there be designated parking areas on the day?

=> We strongly encourage you to use public transport to prevent congestion around the area on Festival day. The High Street will be closed; however there are car parks in The Wilderness, off Compton Road and in Denmans Lane. The Common also has public car parking available beside both the Bowling Green and Tennis Courts.

Q 4. What is the main initiative behind the Lindfield Arts Festival concept?

=> The Lindfield Arts Festival was conceived as a platform to showcase local talent, arts, drama and music. It is a canvas for the community to have a voice and for ideas, concepts and creativity to be shared with everybody in the area. A playground for all businesses, sponsors, local artists and the community to come to join in the fun!

Q 5. Do I need a ticket to get into any areas on the day of the Festival?

=> The Lindfield Arts Festival is generally a completely free community event*, which we have our sponsors to thank for! We strive to keep the Festival open to all members of the public to enjoy as part of the local culture! However, there are restrictions on capacity to some events which means you need to register in advance to attend to avoid disappointment.

There a couple of workshop events which require a fee. Register for your ticket and pay at SWALK in advance of the event. Numbers will be restricted

Q 6. Where are the toilets located?

=> Public toilets, including disabled facilities are situated in Denmans Lane, behind the Co-op Supermarket. Most event venues will also have amenities.

Q 7 . Will the Festival programmes be available in advance?

=> Yes. Printed copies will be distributed throughout the High Street in businesses leading up to Festival day, on the festival day itself around the festival site, and The Lindfield Arts Festival information stall will have programme copies as well. These will be available to pick up very soon! Programme available on the wesbsite, look under the Events tab to see the activities during the day.

Q 8. What services and activities are available for people with a disability?

=> Please contact enquiries@lindfieldartsfestival.com for more information. However, participation in the Graffiti workshops, the circus performances and activities are suitable for people with learning difficulties, low skill levels and physical challenges. There is a disabled toilet in Denmans Lane.  The majority of the venues are wheelchair accessible.

Q 9. Is it possible to access an ATM during the Festival and where will it be located?

=> Unfortunately Lindfield does not have a public ATM accessible to the street. However the Post Office is open all day and has the facility to withdraw money. The Co-op offers a ‘cashback’ service on purchasing goods.

Q 10. Are there any BYO areas?

=> No. Lindfield Arts Festival or Lindfield High Street are NOT licensed for any kind of public drinking and there are strict laws in place. On the spot fines may be issued by local Police.

Q 11. Where’s good to eat and drink in Lindfield?

Lindfield has several pubs, cafés and restaurants that will be open on Saturday 17th September. If you specifically want a table at a certain time, it is recommended you book in advance.

Q 12. What activities/stalls should we check out if we have limited time at the festival?

=> If you are interested in local arts and crafts the displays in the King Edward Hall are essential viewing. To listen to singing and performing music, check the URC timetable. If you want to admire the graffiti, classic cars and circus performers just stay on the High Street. You should also catch the local dramatic society performing a street play. The times are all online so you can plan the best time to come down and enjoy the day on limited time.

Q 13. We are a young family, what do you have in store for us?

=> There are a number of workshops for under 10s to join, as well as animated talks. Some of the performances will be engaging. The programme is specifically family friendly. The circus activities, graffiti workshops and creative workshops will be ideal for young families.

Q 14. Who are major sponsors of the Festival?

=> Without the support of the local councils, grant funders, sponsors and Friends of the Festival, the Lindfield Arts Festival would not happen. We appreciate their generosity and assistance to bring everything together for a fun-filled weekend.

Q 15. Where can I find more information or who do I contact about the Festival?

=> Any questions can be directed to enquiries@lindfieldartsfestival.com Alternatively, our Facebook page is a great resource for information!

Q 16. Who is responsible for the organisation of The Lindfield Arts Festival?

=> The Lindfield Arts Festival charity, 1150304 are the owners of the Festival. The Trustees and a volunteer committee organise the event.

Q 17. Is the Lindfield Art Festival  family friendly event?

=>  Yes, absolutely. The event is aimed at children and adults to help families have a great day out.

Q 18. Do I have to pay for the Festival?

=> There are no entry fees. Most of the events at the Festival are free. Please look at the website for paid or donation required events.

Q 19. How long does the Festival last for?

=> The festival starts on 17th Sept 2016, in the evening and ends on 19th Sept 2016.  Sunday 18th September, the Festival will be joining the Haywards Heath celebrations in their procession from the railway station to Victoria Park.

Q 20. How do I get to the Festival?

=> Nearest train station is Haywards Heath. Buses and Taxis available to get in the village. We will publish alternative bus routes as soon as we are given the details.

Q 21. Will there be food and drink available at the festival?

=> Yes – There will be food and drink stalls plus food served at the local pubs, restaurants and cafes.

Q 22. Emergency contact?

=> Saturday 17th there will be an Information Stall outside Field & Forrest.

Q 23. Where do I find the schedule of all the events in the festival.

=>  Please check the programme link on the website:
http://lindfieldartsfestival.com/events/

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Contact Lindfield Arts Festival for more information:

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!

http://www.lindfieldbonfiresociety.co.uk/

Lindfield Motors love classic cars

Classic Car Show, sponsored by Lindfield Motors

Classic cars will be lined up in the High Street on display from 10.00am. Come and talk to the owners and discover the cars’ history.
Many thanks to Lindfield Motors for sponsoring this event.

Lindfield Motors

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