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MAYFIELD ARTISTS - Art Trail 

DATES:  THURSDAY   11th MAY TO SUNDAY 14th May
HOURS:   THURSDAY  6pm—8pm /  FRIDAY,  SATURDAY,  SUNDAY 11am —5pm
Follow an Art Trail in and around Mayfield.
For the first time local Mayfield artists, are opening their studios to visitors or displaying their works in High Street stores.  Some studios are in the centre of the village, whilst others are outside and accessible by car. 
Information leaflets will be available from the Library, and High Street stores, including:
The Pink Cabbage, Burnetts Estate Agents, Mayfield Chiropody Clinic, Rusdens, and The Shopping Basket.

WATERYARD NEWS - MAYFIELD COMMUNITY PLAY PROPOSAL

Members of Wateryard Theatre Group, Mayfield Phoenix Players and other local partners are exploring the feasibility of putting on a community play in Mayfield in 2018.

WHY: To have fun; celebrate local history and culture; and build better relationships between members of the community of all ages.

WHAT ABOUT: Taking a long view of history. Maybe the 100th anniversary of the end of First World War, but focusing on what happened next in Mayfield. What had changed? How did the returning soldiers and their families and friends cope? Was there help for heroes?

WHO: Everyone in the village will be invited to take part. A professional writer and director will be commissioned. As well as actors a large production team will be needed for example, for research and writing, publicity, sets, props and costumes, ticket sales and front of house. A steering group will be set up to make the project a success.

WHERE: The venue could be indoors (e.g. a church, village or school hall), outdoors (e.g. marquee on Court Meadow or in school grounds) or pageant style with the audience progressing between different sites.

WHEN: Five performances (Tuesday-Saturday) in Summer (June-July) or Autumn (October-November) 2018. It will take between 9 months and
1 year to develop (3-4 months research and writing; plus 6-8 months rehearsals).

HOW MUCH: A budget with fund raising locally and through applying for grants.

WHAT NEXT: All Mayfield’s groups and societies will be invited to get involved. We also aim to learn from local people who have experience of
putting on community plays. Next meeting: Tuesday 17th January 2017 to decide if there is enough support in the community to go ahead.

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.

Click here for the list

Foodbank Collections

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. 

Oil Club

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.

http://www.oil-club.co.uk/heating_oil_clubs/The_Mayfield_Village_heating_oil_club.html

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