Lindfield Arts Festival 18th - 20th September

By Lynn Tulip
Come and join us for Lindfield Arts Festival and enjoy thevmany music, dance and drama highlights of this year’s weekend-long event.
     Music features as one of the core themes with buskers along the High Street and some amazing concerts and performances, including local favourites Ensemble Reza and Inchoir who are joining us again for 2015 as well as Mid Sussex Sinfonia for a concert on Saturday evening.
     There’s a Comedy Night in the Bent Arms to set the ball rolling on the Friday. 
     Why not join in with one our dance fitness workshops and get a taster of Fitsteps, Popsteps and Swoove or even Burlesque.
     Two of the drama highlights of the Festival will be the return of Barefoot Players with Little Women on Sunday evening in the new Community Hall at Lindfield Primary School and Community Plays along the High Street throughout the day on Saturday.
     The Lindfield Plays, written and directed by Robin Belfield and Jonathan Goodwin were commissioned especially for the Arts Festival.
     Inspired by the village High Street, the four plays will be performed at various locations and can be enjoyed as stand alone pieces of theatre or as part of a series.
     “The Ballad of Friar Tuck,” performed by Sussex Actors Studio at All Saints Church seeks the truth behind the legendary Tuck - friendly fat friar or simply a ruthless rogue?
     “Perfect Shadows,” performed by Stuart Angel outside Osborne Cottage, is set in 1592 when the theatres of London were on the cusp of a golden age.
Disaster strikes when Philip Henslowe is forced to close his playhouse because of the plague, and he returns home. 

Photo of SKDance crew, Lindfield.

     “Look away,” performed by members of Lindfield Dramatic Club, outside the Toll House, captures the night when villagers were asked to turn a blind eye as smugglers passed through the village in the dead of night.
     “Mr Dickens” performed by Laura Schofield, outside The Stand Up Inn, sees village resident Mary welcoming her famous house guest. Are the motives of the housekeeper turned bodyguard as innocent as they seem?
     Don’t forget to visit the Arts and Crafts Show, including exhibitions from the WI and Lindfield Preservation Society, which is open all weekend in the King Edward Hall along with a special Memorial Art Exhibition on the Saturday in the Stable Rooms, All Saints Church.
     Most events are FREE – however, due to venue limitations, tickets are allocated on seating capacity or workshop number restrictions. Tickets are available from SWALK, High Street Lindfield.
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