Katie Derham

Lindfield Village Day - Sat 2nd June 2018

Katie Derham in the procession at 2017's Lindfield Village Day

Katie Derham in the procession at 2017's Lindfield Village Day

Lindfield’s annual Village Day is being held on Saturday 2nd June.

The day, which is a fundraiser for King Edward Hall, starts with a procession down the High Street (when the road will be closed to traffic between 12.15-1.30pm) which then enters the arena on the Common. The afternoon’s activities are formally started when the local blacksmith undertake the ‘Firing of the Anvil’ at 1.45pm. 

As well as some fun family games taking place in the arena, there will also be a fitting tribute to those fallen in WWI, carried out by members of Lindfield Bonfire Society.

With over 100 stalls on the Common, it is always a great place to bag a bargain - and a beer if you fancy it! 

For more information about the day, residents can buy a programme from High Street shops for just £1. Or see the website: www.kingedwardhall.org.uk

Lindfield Arts Festival secures high profile bursary judges

Katie Derham, Lynn Tulip & Hilary Knight

Katie Derham, Nick Broomfield, Leesa Le May and Robin Belfield will decide which local resident will be the beneficiary of the Festival’s new £1,000 bursary. They will be looking for the applicant who demonstrates a desire to start or continue an arts discipline. The line up was announced at an event last month.

The bursary is open to anyone aged 7-100 and living in the village and surrounding locality. 

Lynn Tulip, Co-Project Manager of the Festival said: “We are thrilled to have such high profile judges on board to award this bursary. Their skills and experience, combined with their love of the village, will be invaluable to the scheme.”

Nick Broomfield, the award-winning documentary film director added: “This is a great idea and a wonderful opportunity for the village.”

Katie Derham, who spoke at the Bursary Fund launch event, said: “I get so excited when I come to Lindfield; there’s so much going on here. The Arts Festival is one fantastic example!”

In other news, the Festival has announced more highlights of its September programme. Sitting alongside its community orchard, arts and crafts activity, and performance, will be a major cake exhibition, a film celebrating the creativity of the village and a local food festival. For more information on these and on how to apply for the bursary visit www.lindfieldartsfestival.com or email enquiries at lindfieldartsfestival.com.