Reading B is for Book – a workshop for parents

Jill Lewis aka Jill Walkinton and Alison Lewis will be running a workshop at Lindfield Arts Festival this year! A perfect addition to our wonderful line up of children’s authors, with something for a slightly younger audience.

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Jill and Alison have a 42 year friendship behind them– having met training to be nurses at the London Hospital. After going their separate ways, they both ended up teaching and have always had a deep desire to get non readers – reading. That led them into writing stories:

“Friday is our writing together day – either in Sussex or London or via Skype. We always start with a résumé of the week, jobs, family crises etc and then get down to work. We can of course multi task – so if one types – the other might be peeling potatoes or ironing a shirt – it has always been something we’ve had to fit in around the rest of life!.”

The hobby has become something more successful than they could have imagined and they have had a total of 8 books published to date including DON’T READ THIS BOOK! – a silly story which is now used in Year 2 classes around the country as part of the Literacy Evolve Project. We’re very excited to welcome Jill and Alison to the Festival!

Mr Dilly’s World of Wonder Storytelling

When: 17th September, 10.00-11.00am and 3.00-4.00pm

Where: URC- Attic

Who: Children aged 4+

Booking essential. Max 40 children

You are invited to come on an interactive storytelling adventure and enter the wonderful world of stories!

Bringing to life myths, legends and fairy-tales such as Goldilocks & the Three Bear’s, George & the Dragon and Jack & the Beanstalk, Mr Dilly will delight the audience, reminding everyone of the magic of stories.

Be prepared to join in the fun and enter Mr Dilly’s World of Wonder!

For more info about Mr Dilly’s World of Wonder please visit www.creativeeducationuk.com

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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)

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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

Bringing to life myths, legends and fairy-tales

When: 17th September, 10.00-11.00am and 3.00-4.00pm

Where: URC- Attic

Who: Children aged 4+

Registration essential. Max 40 children.

You are invited to come on an interactive storytelling adventure and enter the wonderful world of stories!

Bringing to life myths, legends and fairy-tales such as Goldilocks & the Three Bear’s, George & the Dragon and Jack & the Beanstalk, Mr Dilly will delight the audience, reminding everyone of the magic of stories.

Be prepared to join in the fun and enter Mr Dilly’s World of Wonder!

For more info about Mr Dilly’s World of Wonder please visit www.creativeeducationuk.com

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Family friendly events

Lindfield Arts Festival is delighted to announce five key activities for the benefit of families and children, especially those with special educational needs, people with physical difficulties and multiple disabilities.

1. Can control graffiti workshop 10.30-12.00pm and 2.00-3.30pm
Young participants will be schooled in the whole creative process of Graffiti art and have the opportunity to spray paint by themselves. If they wish, their completed artwork will be entered into a competition, awards given in age categories.

These workshops will aim to build self-esteem and encourage self-expression, build concentration and offer participants a positive alternative to their aspirations.

The cost of this workshop is £10 per person. However we have secured some funding for early registrations to make this accessible and inclusive. Please contact lynn@lindfieldartsfestival.com for more information.

2. Circus shows and workshops at different times during the day between 10.00am – 5.00pm

There are many benefits with regards to educational and physical benefits to circus activities, or community socialising aspects.

The circus activities are extremely beneficial for children and adults of all abilities, especially children with behaviour problems and disabilities as they cover such a wide range of physical and mental skills. It brings children and adults together on a common ground and is amazing for aiding concentration and motor skills.

Entertainment wise it’s fantastic for drawing crowds and gets a real community feel as everyone plays and tries out new skills together, with that real satisfaction feeling as a new skill is mastered.

The tightrope is specially made to both help the participants that find it more difficult as it covers a shorter space of rope, as well as being more challenging for people who are adept at balance as our instructor leads mid rope stops and shapes.

3. Discover and Be workshop for children from 6 months to 4 year olds 4.30-5.30pm

A multi-sensory play session packed with creative, hands-on learning experiences, music and movement, imaginative and expressive messy play

4. The Book Activist is bringing individual story telling sessions, author talks and creative writing workshops for children of all ages from 10.00am – 5.00pm

The benefits and importance of reading have never been more evident. The Book Activist aims to inspire, inform and engage children to encourage their development as independent and confident readers, who love reading for pleasure.

5. There are also some new and different dance workshops, namely popsteps, swoove mini and baby ballet.

These workshops are great for coordination, movement and musicality as well as building confidence. learning new skills and having fun.

Registration for these events and activities is through the website, www.lindfieldartsfestival.com/events and booking will open on 1st August 2016. Some of the activities have restricted numbers so early registration is advised.

In addition to the above activities, there will be performances, drama, music concerts including choirs, bands and singers, literary recitals, classic cars and of course, art, crafts and photography to see all day.

You can be completely entertained as Lindfield High Street will be closed to traffic all day and there will be fun and amusements from 10.00am till 5.00pm.

Don’t read this book

Something Missing, Don’t Read this Book, Uc-A-Luc and Hooray for Knickers  written by Jill Lewis.  Jill Lewis is actually two authors – Jill Walkinton and Alison Lewis ! They are bringing their wonderful stories to the festival and delighting audiences with a workshop full of fun. Here’s what they have to say about it:

Our latest book HOORAY FOR KNICKERS is another silly story about a grumpy king who will do anything to make Prince Jolly his new best friend. Our workshop/story session will probably be silly too – so bring your imaginations, your colouring crayons or felt tips and a sense of humour!”

What: Jill Lewis, picture book author workshop

When: 17 September, 11.30am – 12.00pm

Where: URC Attic

Who: Children aged 5-8 years.

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Storyteller to bring magical tales to life at the Arts Festival!

Mr Dilly’s World of Wonder will be joining the line-up on Saturday 17th  September at this year’s Arts Festival!

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Marcus Dilly has performed to over 30,000 children across the South East, bringing enthusiasm, energy and inspiration to enrich their education in schools, with his workshops and shows. As one 9 year old recently commented “It was the funniest day of my life!”.

Now with a new venture, Marcus brings Mr Dilly’s World of Wonder to festivals, events and celebrations, taking children (and adults!) on a magical and interactive storytelling adventure.  Marcus says,  “Mr Dilly’s World of Wonder will bring to life timeless tales and remind everyone of the magic of stories! I am delighted to be performing at Lindfield Arts Festival and look forward to getting the audience involved in the magic and mayhem!”

For more information about Mr Dilly’s World of Wonder, visit www.creativeeducationuk.com/Mr-Dillys-World-of-Wonder(3030165).htm

Further programme details and how to book for this event will be available soon.