This year’s Lindfield Art Festival is back VERY soon, and will be held from 18th-20th September. The festival is a registered charity and their main sponsors this year Barrett Homes’. Since 2010, the village has been hosting an annual art event and referred themselves as the “creative hub” of Mid Sussex.
Thousands of visitors now attend the event, which celebrates art in all its forms and for all ages. This year, they are looking for buskers to perform along the high street on Saturday 19th or Sunday 20th. This was trialed for the first time at the 2014 festival, and was a huge success.
Claire Durant, volunteer for Lindfield Arts Festival, told us: “There will be three ‘busk stops’ positioned at different points along the high street where musicians can perform for 15-20 mins.
“All walks of life are welcome, whether that’s aspiring artists who want to gain live performance experience or complete amateurs who would love an opportunity to perform to a crowd.
“The festival this year will be focused just on venues along the high street so we are hoping there will be lots of passersby to watch the buskers. It will create a real buzz about the festival.”
If you are interested in performing music, please email email@example.com.
Lynn Tulip, from Lindfield Arts Festival said: “People should come to the festival this year to see unique short Lindfield plays performed in the High Street by children, students and professional actors. Stories about Lindfield’s history.
“The Festival has something for all ages of the community. It’s going to be fun and frivolous.
“The art and crafts will be in King Edward Hall with exhibitions from Rotary and WI as well. From All Saints Church to Lindfield Primary School, the Festival will showcase local talent from Friday to Sunday!”
Want to get a taste of what’s going on? Here’s a couple of ideas to get you excited:
Alex Wilson Memorial Exhibition – FOR ADULTS
Alex Wilson was a prolific abstract artist who unfortunately passed away on 19th April 2015. Born in Scotland but settling in Eastbourne, he painted and sketched throughout his life.
Jacqui Smith’s Design sessions – FOR CHILDREN
Jacqui Smith is holding children’s interior design session for your youngsters who want to get involved. They are being held on the 19th September and are one hour sessions from 10-11am, 11.30-12.30pm, 1.30-2.30pm and 3-4pm at Barratt Homes Sales Office in Lindfield.
Lindfield Arts Festival 2015: Details and Directors Update
This year’s Lindfield Art Festival is back soon, and will be held from 18th-20th September. The festival is a registered charity and their main sponsors this year are Barratt Homes.
Since 2010, the village has been hosting an annual art event and referred themselves as the “creative hub” of Mid Sussex.
We gave you the full details in the September issue, however the photo printed including two directors from the 2014 festival – the directors (who are volunteers) do change every year. To avoid confusion, here are the full details of the directors this year.
Lindfield Arts Festival 2015 is being led by Geoff Heath, chair of the trustees along with a couple of a couple of ex-Directors Marian Cameron and Lynn Tulip and local Lindfield supporters including Beverley Smith, Mervyn Huggett, Chris Kinnear, Julia Vokes and Stix from the Stand Up Inn.
A huge well done to everyone volunteering their time to make this year’s festival a big one, we’re looking forward to going along!
To book events and find out what else is on, please visit lindfieldartsfestival.com. Keep up to date by following them on Twitter: @LindfieldArts and Facebook: Facebook.com/LindfieldArtsFestival.