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Mayfair Saturday 14th May
The annual Mayfair will take place on Saturday 14th May so come along to enjoy the traditional fun for all the family. The High Street will be closed to traffic from 12pm to 5pm. Please make sure you do not leave your car parked in the High Street during this time. Timetable (timings are approximate):
|12:00pm Road closure – Mayfield High Street
1.00pm Opening Procession from Mayfield garage to the maypole outside the Middle House
1:10pm Crowning of the May Queen and parade with the Green Man
1:15pm Mayfield Primary School – Maypole dancing
1:40pm Bricklehurst Manor School – Maypole dancing
2:00pm Ashdown Forest Morris Men
2:30pm Mayfield pre-school – Maypole dancing
2:40pm Skippers Hill Manor School – Maypole dancing
3:00pm Pembury School – Maypole dancing
4:00pm Event closes
5:00pm Mayfield High Street re-opens to traffic
In addition the Robin Hood Mummers will be back again to entertain us. There will be giant skittles and Splat the Rat; arts and crafts stalls, local produce, antiques, Bric-a-Brac and books. Food and drink will be available with a choice of hog roast, BBQ, Pimm’s, strawberries, teas and cakes.
Mayfield Horticultural Society
Due to the rather cold start to Spring, it has been decided the committee of Mayfield Horticultural Society has decided to delay the May plant sale by one week. It will now take place on the 14th May, starting around 9am in the High Street by the canon.
We hope to send out a list of bedding, vegetables and perennial plants which will be on sale in the near future.
There will be lots of choice as we understand there will be over 1000 plants for sale!
Hope to see you all on the 14th.
Activities for Youths
The Parish Council has compiled a list of things that youngsters in the Mayfield and Five Ashes area can do, groups to join etc.
Mayfield remains as a collection point for the Hailsham Foodbank charity who help to provide emergency food to local people in crisis. Donations can be dropped off at St Dunstan's Church, St Thomas's and Coggins Mill now that Open Door has closed.
Thank you for your generosity.
2016 MAYFIELD FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND THE ARTS: TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Tickets are on sale now for the 2016 Mayfield Festival, which this year will take place from 24th April to 8th May. If you haven't already bought your tickets, don't miss out - seats are selling fast!
Enjoy a full fortnight of events, including two massive choral concerts: one featuring Brahms Requiem, the other Beethoven’s Ninth ending with the Choral setting of The Ode to Joy in Mayfield’s beautiful St. Dunstan’s Church. The Mayfield Festival Choir will be performing at both these concerts, accompanied respectively by the much-acclaimed London Primavera and Southbank Sinfonia orchestras.
This year you can choose from a total of 18 festival events, ranging from choral and orchestral treats to Julian Bliss and the King of Swing, an evening of Shakespeare, The Carnival Band, Oxford Baroque, a musical improvisation and screening of the classic film 'Safety Last' and a show for all the family by the hugely engaging Dominic Harlan.
In addition, the internationally renowned Tunbridge Wells International Music Competition has moved to Mayfield and will form part of the Mayfield Festival, hosted by Mayfield School. The Competition is recognised around the world as a unique event for outstanding musicians as they embark upon their professional careers and once again is set to provide a kaleidoscope of young talent. See them here first in Mayfield!
Full details of all the superb events planned for this year can be found at www.mayfieldfestival.co.uk or pick up a brochure now in and around the village. You can book online, by telephone, via post or buy tickets in person at Rosina's Fabrics in Mayfield High Street - all booking information can be found on the Festival's website also.
Wateryard - The Seagull
Tickets for The Seagull, the Tom Stoppard version by Chekhov go sale 7th March - online link found on www.wateryard.org.uk. For those without internet access tickets can be booked through Burnetts Estate Agent. High Street in both Wadhurst and Mayfield.
Production Date 7th,8th, 9th April 7.30pm in Mayfield School Concert Hall Price £12.00, 18 and under £8.00
There will also be a pre performance talk on The Seagull by Alexandra Bond. Alexandra comes with a wealth of performance experience. She currently works as a theatrical teaching assistant in the West End Date: 2nd April 10.00 for 10.30am Tickets including refreshments £2.00 from Burnetts only or on the door.
If you feel you can offer any help with Front of House duties, set building it would much be appreciated. Please contact Jo Woodliffe. If anyone has photos of previous productions to put on the web site that would also be appreciated.
Wateryard has a Facebook page - www.facebook.com/TheWateryardTheatreGroupMayfield
A heating oil club has been formed for Mayfield. The club seeks to consolidate deliveries within an area and thus reduce the cost.and number of deliveries.