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/

Page 1 Programme

Strictly come dancing in Lindfield

FitSteps is the result of a collaboration between ‘Strictly Come Dancing’s’ professional dancers Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite and Britain’s most successful swimmer Mark Foster.  It is a mix of the graceful steps of Ballroom and the up tempo steps of the Latin dances to create a really fun, energetic and effective way to stay fit.  It is the first time that classic Latin and Ballroom dances have been brought together with proven fitness techniques and principles to create not only a programme that can have extraordinarily wide appeal but one that also has the potential to make a real and lasting impact on the health of the nation.  For more information on Becky’s classes visit her website www.dance2tone.com

The free combined workshop for adults incorporating both FitSteps & Ballet2tone will take place at the United Reform Church 3pm on Saturday 17th September if you would like to come and have a go.

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

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/

Page 2 Programme

Contact Lindfield Arts Festival for more information:

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.

Box Office Closing in two hours time

swalkThank you to our lovely friends at SWALK for all your hard work. What we would do without you?

Attention all Festival goers, if you want to register for tickets or buy seats for one of the performances, please be quick. The Box Office will close on Friday 18th at 4.00pm to allow for ticket logistics and organisation.

Online ticket sales also end at 4.00pm today. After that time there will be no-one to reply to your request. Sorry!

If you miss out, come and see us at the Information Stand in the High Street on Saturday and Sunday and we can tell you if there is space for you to attend your chose event.

Watch out

The Team LAF 2015 will be dressing the village High Street. Bunting, signage and posters will be appearing down the High Street.

The Butcher, King Edward Hall and the Junction all have the big banners advertising the Lindfield Arts Festival.

Preparations are all in hand for Saturday and Sunday’s festivities. Not forgetting the Comedy Night in the Bent Arms on Friday night.

Come along and see us. Your Arts, Your Village and we need you.

Building confidence having fun – children will love this

 

Robinson

SUNDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER

TIME

VENUE

PERFORMER

TITLE

DETAILS

14.00-15.00

William Allen Hall, Lindfield Primary School

Becky Robinson

Voice Skills and Techniques

A workshop for 5-8 year olds to learn voice skills and techniques covering accents and characters

15.00-16.00

William Allen Hall, Lindfield Primary School

Becky Robinson

Voice Skills and Techniques

A workshop for 9-14 year olds to learn voice skills and techniques covering accents and characters

Robinson Academy of Drama Workshops

Drama workshops exploring mime, movement, voice and performance skills for Under 8’s & Over 8’s.

Come and join in with fun, drama games and the opportunity to devise and create your own piece of theatre.  Your imagination will be encouraged to let loose and explore the wonderful world of theatre.
Rebecca Robinson is the principal of Robinson Academy based in Eastbourne.  She has over 20 years experience in teaching and has recently seen 80 of her students take LAMDA exams with a high percentage gaining distinctions.
She is delighted to be back at this years arts festival.  Her workshops were hugely popular last year so grab your ticket whilst you can, you will not be disappointed!

 

Who’s up for the pub quiz?

bent arms

pub quiz

 

 

 

 

Sunday 20th September 

TIME

VENUE

PERFORMER

TITLE

DETAILS

19.00-21.30

Bent Arms

Pub Quiz

Test your knowledge at this fun quiz

Have you got your team prepared? enquiries@lindfieldartsfestival.com