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18th - 20th September 2015

The 2015 LAF Team, led by myself, have now had time to sit down and evaluate the 2015 Lindfield Arts Festival.

With a small team and despite no dedicated artistic director, we can say that this year's contained Festival was a resounding success in more ways than one. We have had consistently good feedback from those connected to the Festival, performers and local residents, most of whom attended. There was a varied, exciting programme which, with the back drop of Lindfield's iconic High Street, showcased local talented actors, musicians, dancers, authors, artists and more.

Once again Lindfield Arts Festival is very grateful to their commercial sponsors particularly Barratt Homes, the charity support from local Rotary groups, Lindfield Preservation Society and The Comber Trust, local District and Parish Councils' grant funding, Friends of the Festival and local traders that enabled the Festival to go ahead by providing the necessary financial support.

In practical terms, there are a host of thank-you's to be offered to the army of volunteers including the hard-working Team LAF 2015 for their practical help before, during and after the Festival days' events. We were delighted that the Lindfield Bonfire Society were able to provide much needed refreshments for the record number of people attending the Arts & Crafts displayed in the King Edward Hall.

We very much appreciated your support this year, and hope that we can look forward to your continued interest for the 2016 Lindfield Art Festival.

Yours sincerely

Geoff Heath

Chairman of the Trustees




 Kindly sponsored by The Rotary Club of Haywards Heath

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Saturday 19th September







Community Hall, Lindfield Primary School

Point4 - Lara Marshall Sally Ann Hayes

Drama and Dance Workshop for

5-10 year olds

Come and take part in a 'Point4' drama and dance workshop., as we explore musical villains!
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Only 16 places


Community Hall, Lindfield Primary School

Point4 - Lara Marshall and Sally Ann Hayes

Drama and Dance Workshop for 10-14 year olds

Come and take part in a 'Point4' drama and dance workshop., as we explore musical villains!
Mwah ha ha ha!

Only 24 places

Tickets to be purchased in advance from SWALK, Lindfield 

 Come and take part in a 'Point4' drama and dance workshop. Sally Ann Hayes (Dance teacher at Let's Dance, Hassocks) and Lara Marshall-McBain (Drama teacher at Ardingly College) will give you a taster of the courses they run during the holidays at Tavistock and Summerhill school.

All abilities catered for and everyone given a chance! In our full courses we don't just offer drama and dance; we also sing, make props and costumes, practice circus skills and have even been known to cook!

Sponsored by: The Rotary Club of Haywards Heath

Denziloe sponsoring the Burlesque, over 18s Ladies only workshops on Saturday 19th September at the Bent Arms!


The Rotary Club of Haywards Heath sponsoring Point4 workshops for children on Saturday 19th September


Marian Cameron sponsoring the workshop for Fitsteps on Sunday 20th September


dolphin-logo4 sponsoring the talk on Sir John Betjeman

Kieron James Toy Shop sponsoring the children's activities on Saturday 19th September in the Tiger Rooms

Abbott Pharmacy sponsoring Blackthorns Choir

Thank you too to our Friends of Lindfield Arts Festival, without all the support we couldn't run the weekend.  

And not forgetting : barratt

Kali kids

Festival time is soon to be here and there's a lot for families to do. And all of it is FREE.  We are grateful to sponsors and workshop leaders for their generosity.  Please go visit them!


On Saturday 19th September from 10.00am Kalli Kids will be running children's art and craft activities until 4.30pm in the Tiger Lounge, Tiger Rooms by All Saints Church. 

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Jacqui Smith, from Homesmiths is offering an interior design session for children between the ages of 8 & 16. Booking is essential. Children under the age of 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult.   Barratt Homes are sponsoring this event and Jacqui will be at the Sales Office, Heathwood Park off  Gravelye Lane, Lindfield.   There's a choice of four session from 10.00, 11.30am, 1.30 and 3.00pm. Don't miss one of them.


All Saints Church will have a Lego exhibition and you will be invited to contribute by building more models depicting bible stories.

Point4 have two workshops for different age groups on Saturday as well.  2.30 - 3.30pm for 5-10 year olds and 3.30 - 4.30pm for 10-14 year olds.  Both these need to be booked in advance. Again there's no charge but registration is necessary.  These will be in the William Allen Hall, Lindfield Primary School.


During the day on Lindfield High Street you can enjoy the dalek, Lindfield Plays, buskers and different performances in the United Reform Church and outside the pubs and Paolinos.

Lindfield primary school

Sunday 20th September has different workshops for children including Fitsteps, Popsteps, Swoove and two Voice Skills workshops for 5-8 year olds and 9-14 year olds.  All these will be at Lindfield Primary School.

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However, the highlight for Sunday morning will be the Wild Man of Orford Puppet Show based on a medieval folk tale and includes puppetry, live actors, live music and projected animation, suitable for ages 6+, in the William Allen Hall, Lindfield Primary School.  Again, there is no charge but donations will be appreciated by the production company.  We're very grateful to them for coming along and supporting our Festival especially after their recent success at Brighton Festival.

I hope you agree that there's something for all ages of children. Watch out for what's going on for the adults soon.

More information at



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The Rotary Club of Lindfield and Cuckfield have generously sponsored the Lindfield Arts Festival with a fabulous donation of £500.00.

This adds to the funds from Barrett Homes, The Bent Arms, Lindfield Parish Council, Mid Sussex Council, Lindfield Preservation Society and the Comber Trust.

With the High Street closed on Saturday 19th September, visitors to the Festival can enjoy a myriad of activities and performances from the road and wander safely and quietly around whilst there is singing, dancing, acting and a dalek around them.

The Festival is a non-profit making charity, run by volunteers and welcomes any support over the weekend.  The Rotarians offer their services to the Festival over the weekend by running the support communications "control control" and ensuring that everything runs smoothly.  However we need volunteers to man the events and monitor venues.  If you can help for an hour or so, please let us know.

The Rotary Club of Lindfield and Cuckfield are leading the way in more ways than one, thank you.

Team LAF are working hard behind the scenes.  Not too many breaks with wine at the moment, but certainly everyone has a number of tasks to get done before the month of June is ended.

We have workshops arranged, Jacqui Smith is offering some design sessions at the new Barratts development in Gravelye Lane and the African Drumming workshop is back for another year too.  Peter Voight is offering to show you how to mend your violin, something you really need to know.

The programme is getting very busy and we are so pleased to welcome back both old friends and performers once again.  The Barefoot Players are showcasing 'Little Women' and the Mid Sussex Sinfonia are giving us a concert on Saturday night.

The Lindfield Plays will be fascinating to catch. Little snippets performed by local children and performers from all ages.  Living out Lindfield's History.

Sponsors have kindly made it possible for most of the workshops to be FREE, all you need to do is register on the website and collect a ticket from SWALK when they are available in August.

Talking of sponsors, we have so far secured funding from:

Barrett Homes, The Comber Trust, Mid Sussex District Council, Lindfield Parish Council, Lindfield Preservation Society and last but not least from Howard at the Bent Arms.  And without Cathy from Personal Potential Training we would not have our fabulous postcards nor would you see our adverts.




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Lindfield Arts Festival is very grateful to the Comber's Trust for supporting LAF 2015.


At a time when poverty and deprivation were very much present in Lindfield, Comber’s Trust was formed by individuals who cared enough to help.
Comber’s Trust continues – a local charity helping to support anyone living in Lindfield and in need, hardship or distress.
Comber’s can help make a difference to groups as well as individuals.
The trustees want to raise awareness of Comber’s Trust, and also to encourage Lindfield residents to give to the Trust for the benefit of others in need.
If you would like to make a donation, or would just like to know more, please contact the Hon. Secretary Caroline Brann on 01444 417443.
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Comber's Trust join Barratt Homes, Lindfield Preservation Society, Potential Personal Training, Rotary and The Bent Arms as  sponsors of LAF 2015


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