Lindfield Arts Festival at Lindfield Village Day 2022
ABOUT THE DAY
On Saturday 4th June 2022, Lindfield Arts Festival will be joining with Lindfield Village Day for the day bringing together the best of both events in one place, on one day.
The annual Lindfield Arts Festival started in 2010 and since then, with the exception of the last two years which were unfortunately cancelled due to the pandemic, has attracted many thousands of visitors from far and wide, to celebrate art in all its forms. It has been a charity since December 2012.
Lindfield Arts Festival is fully committed to providing opportunities to the whole community, from the youngest to the oldest with the emphasis on providing inclusive activities for all and particularly for those with special educational needs, to access the arts in all their forms and to providing a platform for artists and creative individuals to showcase their work.
The following will be specific LAF elements of Lindfield Village Day, which takes place this year on Saturday 4th June.
For some of these activities, details will be updated nearer the time, so feel free to check back on this page.
LAF Community Stage & Performance Area
Lindfield Village Day is collaborating with LAF this year, their stage is at the bottom of the Common - and is positioned within the Food & Drink Quarter - so you can relax and enjoy the performances with refreshments.
Ariel Drama Academy
Lindfield and Balcombe Dance School
* To begin after The National Anthem has finished in the Main Arena
LAF Art Exhibition
Lindfield Arts Festival will also host an Art Exhibition in King Edward Hall from 10am until 5pm which will exhibit exciting work by 20 professional and non-professional artists. All art is for sale and this friendly event is a great opportunity to chat with many of the artists who are present during the day. There will also be stalls on Lindfield Common from 12pm until 5pm which will feature local crafts people’s work which will also be for sale.
(Note: King Edward Hall is opposite Lindfield Pond and just a 2 minute walk from Lindfield Common, where the rest of the Village Day activities is centred.)
The Reading Room
Upstairs at the Bent Arms, Lindfield High Street
Tony Smith invites a number of local writers and experts to join him on the sofa and discuss all things literary, from comic canines to big screen ballerinas.
Noah and Esther Featherstone: If you want to write a children’s book, ask a child
Mother and son duo Esther and Noah Featherstone talk about their collaboration on their children’s book series, The Adventures of Noah. Invaluable for anyone thinking of writing for children.
Suzanne Gielgud: Bringing ‘Olga’ to the big screen
International award winning screenwriter and filmmaker Suzanne Gielgud talks about her career and her latest project telling the epic story of legendary Russian ballerina Olga Spessivtseva.
Tim Southwell: Launching ‘Pugs in Space’ – a new comic creation
Tim Southwell, co-founder of seminal 90s magazine Loaded, talks about his new comic and brand creation Pugs in Space and his career in publishing. Recommended for any student planning a career in the media. Visit pugsinspace.co.uk
Chris and Nic Calvey: Our reading recommendations for children
Great Walstead School’s headmaster Chris Calvey and English teacher Nic Calvey offer guidance to parents on supporting their children’s reading development – and give their personal book recommendations for younger readers.
Bands in the pubs
In the evening, after Lindfield Village Day finishes on Lindfield Common, the pubs on Lindfield High Street will host local bands into the night.
Live music will be performed from 5pm in the Stand Up Inn and from 7pm in the Red Lion. Popular Sussex covers band the Tar Babies will be performing in the Red Lion from 9pm till late and will also be performing on the Common between 4 and 5pm. Local bands Real Time, Off The Record and Rusty Mondays will also be performing in either the Stand Up Inn or the Red Lion between 5pm and 9pm.
We very much hope as many of you as possible will come along to enjoy the re-emergence of LAF’s live musical performances in the village after so long!
WANT TO HELP ON VILLAGE DAY?
Lindfield Village Day is completely manned by volunteers - thanks to all who made this years event happen. If you would like to join the growing band of helpers we would love to hear from you.