Lindfield Arts Festival for Sussex’s art lovers

Family fun at Lindfield Arts Festival
Family fun at Lindfield Arts Festival

The return of the Lindfield Arts Festival will delight all art enthusiasts between September 21-23, kicking off at King Edward Hall.

The ninth annual event is promised to be bigger than before. Giving performing- and fine-artists the chance to perform and showcase their talent, as well as letting the community get involved.

The evening of Friday, September 21 kicks off the festival with a ‘Rockaoke’ band night at the King Edward Hall, when you can sing along to the live band and be the rock star you always dreamed of, whilst hostelries across the village host a variety of entertainments.

Saturday, September 22 will be a day to remember, when Lindfield High Street is closed to traffic and locals and visitors can enjoy a day of fun with fresh food stalls and plenty of seating to watch performances by local dance and drama students.

Bands will play all day culminating in an unmissable evening performance of jazz interpretations by FoxiVox, at the King Edward Hall.

Hilary Knight, Project Manager of the Lindfield Arts Festival, said: “If experimenting with creative art, learning the didgeridoo, perfecting your circus skills, indulging your spray painting techniques or learning to sing like an opera diva piques your interest, then you are in for a treat.

“This year’s festival is our biggest ever and there are many workshops for old and young to join.

“Most of the events are free to take part in this year but we strongly recommend advance booking as spaces may be limited and we are sure that there will be something for everyone!”

Amongst the extensive programme of events, there will be an amazing art trail including open studios and a display in the Primary Academy, craft show, live art on cellograff – graffiti which is sprayed onto clear cellophane – taking place on the High Street, some meaningful drama productions addressing memory and culinary delights respectively.

The Playground of Illusions offers children the chance to explore giant interactive installations on the Common.

There will also be a unique display of magnificent structures on Lindfield Common for families to explore, including the vibrant pink literary tent, hosting a programme for young and old and there will be a ‘Strictly Lindfield Tea Dance’.

The festival, which is a registered charity, is supported by sponsors Fonthill Foundation, David Wilson Homes, Tamasha, Lindfield, The Bent Arms, Lindfield, Haywards Heath Town Council, Rotary Club Lindfield & Cuckfield, Cullen Scholefield, Redrow Homes, Aquapax, Applause, Masters & Sons, Eight Bells Bolney, Nat West, Comber’s Trust Lindfield, Potential Personal Training, Rotary Club Haywards Heath, Tisshaws Solicitors plus hundreds of volunteers.

For the full programme, information and ticket reservations check www.lindfieldartsfestival.com or enquiries@lindfieldartsfestival.com Hard copies are also available in shops and cafes in Lindfield.