Playing Field

The Playing Field is a registered charity (No. 270069) and is supported by fund-raising, charges and Websitedonations.

It’s run by a committee of trustees with much help from our friends and volunteers.

The land is leased from Hadlow Down Parish Council.

Contacts  Nigel Harrison – Chairman
Telephone 01825
Email nigel.mayette@gmail.com
Website http://hdpf.uk

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The Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company production for 2018It will be coming to Hadlow Down Playing Field on 11th. August.
Oberon’s Cure’ is based on Titania’s accusation in Act Two, Scene 1 of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ that her husband Oberon has had an affair with ‘this bouncing Amazon’, Hippolyta, and is therefore an imagined prequel to Shakespeare’s play. It is basically about an old man who is not capable of resisting a beautiful young woman.
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Open Air Theatre at the Playing Field


‘Oberon’s Cure’
The Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company production for 2018 It will be coming to Hadlow Down Playing Field on 11th. August.
‘Oberon’s Cure’ is based on Titania’s accusation in Act Two, Scene 1 of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ that her husband Oberon has had an affair with ‘this bouncing Amazon’, Hippolyta, and is therefore an imagined prequel to Shakespeare’s play. It is basically about an old man who is not capable of resisting a beautiful young woman.
For more information and to book:-
http://www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk/

Join us for The Big Village Party on Saturday!

Preparations are well underway for the Big Village Party 2, we do hope you can join us at the Playing Field this Saturday.

Entry is free to all. There’s lots to do for all the family.

Our theme is Festival Colour… we hope to see all the colours of the rainbow…feel free to dress up! Sparkles, feathers and sequins or fancy dress are very much the order of the day but not obligatory!

Kidsfest activities kick off at 4pm ~ football skills, face painting, ice creams, hair feathering, bouncy castle and more…

Memory Man will be running a Circus Skills Workshop at 4pm followed by his incredible Live Show. This performance is made possible by Applause Rural Touring.

Food will be served from 5.30-9.30pm we have a selection of gourmet burgers, hot dogs, halloumi burgers and a veggie curry. Plus local strawberries and cream and or ice creams.

Live music Line Up
5.30pm Jason Lines
6.30pm India Brown and Yaron Ash
7.30pm Folkstack Lightnin’
8.30pm Groove Hoover
9.40pm Phoenix Fires

Don’t miss our Rodeo Sheep ride! We look forward to seeing you there…

 

Pop Up Supper Club at the Pavilion

The Playing Field Committee are pleased to announce that the first of this years Pop Up Suppers will be a Polish themed menu. In fact you might say we are “supper” excited!

Please join us at the Playing Field Pavilion from 7pm on Friday 15th June. A three course meal will be served for £15 per person.  Bring your own wine and beer.

The Pavilion is a lovely setting especially when it is  transformed for the evening into a convivial pop up restaurant.

Book early to avoid disappointment. Call Glenys on 01825 830857.

EAT WELL. RAISE A GLASS. MAKE FRIENDS

Junior Football

We now have a brand-new football area. Fully levelled, drained and re-seeded.

This summer, we are pleased to welcome Maresfield Dynamos junior Football Club. They have been enjoying using the pitch here for their Saturday morning training sessions.

A winter programme of matches with the Dynamos and other local teams is in preparation.

Thanks to a grant we received from Wealden District Council, we have purchased some goals, corner flags and a line marking machine and paint. So we are fully kitted up and ready for the 2018-19 season.

The Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company

‘Oberon’s Cure’
Will be coming to Hadlow Down Playing Field on 11th. August  2018

Obereron’s Cure’ is based on Titania’s accusation in Act Two, Scene 1 of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ that her husband Oberon has had an affair with ‘this bouncing Amazon’, Hippolyta, and is therefore an imagined prequel to Shakespeare’s play. It is basically about an old man who is not capable of resisting a beautiful young woman. Now when hasn’t that been in the news recently! But he is made to look ridiculous by his inadequacy – and the foolish lack of self-awareness makes him into a sad, pathetic individual. But there is forgiveness, too, as Titania teaches him a lesson and appeals to him to grow old gracefully (with her and not be always chasing after girls). But do we want to grow old gracefully? It is an old story, which people will recognise and laugh at because of its familiarity. There are things to admire too: Hippolyta’s wiliness as she wraps Oberon round her little finger and Briony’s child-like, innocent, but tough, determination to work out the confusion of life and emerge as a young woman. ‘Oberon’s Cure’ is a new version of ‘The Fairy Queen’, which was created by us in 2005, but updated and re-written with a brand new score and design. Continue reading “The Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company”

The Big Village Party 2

The Village Fayre Committee are proud to be hosting the second Big Village Party at the Playing Field.

The Party will start at 4pm on Saturday 30th June and will finish at Midnight. Our aim is to embrace the young and old of the
village and to help with this the School will be curating a festival area for the young which will be running from 4pm.

After 3 brilliant years bringing you the Village Fayre from Tinkers Park, we bid a fond farewell and are enjoying settling back into our original home at The Playing Field in the heart of our village.

The Playing Field is a beautiful setting and its ours, the Villages’ and we love it! It’s got loads of space for us to run around and offers a stunning outlook for the Marquees.

Like last year we will bring you fantastic live music from 5pm with a diverse line up, again something for all tastes. Stay in touch here and on the Village Website for the confirmed line up announcements. A full schedule with timings will be
published shortly before the festival.

Our aim is to provide a range of delicious food and drink using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. There will be a delicious barbecue, with gourmet burgers and salad.
Vegetarian options including pesto and halloumi burgers, a vegetarian curry and more! Meal tickets will be
sold at the event or before with a discounted price for groups/ families.
If you would like to pre-buy meal tickets please contact
Mandy on 01825 830916 mandy.chapman45@googlemail.com
or Glenys on 01825 830857 glenys.lake@btopenworld.com
no later than Monday 25th June.

We hope you will embrace the Festival vibe! Our inspiration this year is all the colours of the rainbow and we hope you will embrace all that brings. We plan to party whatever the weather so dust off your sequins,get creative with your make-up and outfit! We positively encourage fancy dress…so get your thinking caps on. Let’s dress up and dance!

 

 

Football

We now have a brand-new football area. Fully leveled, drained and re-seeded.
It’s run by a committee of trustees with much help from our friends and volunteers. Thanks to a grant we received from Wealden District Council, we have purchased some goals, corner flags and a line marking machine and paint. So we are fully kitted up and ready for the 2018-19 season.

Contacts  Nigel Harrison – Chairman
Telephone 01825
Email nigel.mayette@gmail.com
Website http://hdpf.uk

Cricket

We are a small village team, based in Hadlow Down, nr Uckfield in East Sussex. We have one League side and play Sunday’s whenever we can. We are a really friendly and welcoming bunch – we welcome all players of all ages and abilities. We particularly like introducing and re introducing Adults to cricket! Do get in touch if you would like to join us for a net or match. Nets and practices usually take place in Brighton.

Contact David McGeown
Email davidjmcgeown@googlemail.com
Website www.http://hadlowdownmw.play-cricket.com/

 

 

Bonfire

The Annual Bonfire Celebrations are organised by The Playing Field Committee with the support of volunteers. It takes place at The Playing Field and is one of our annual fundraising events. Residents meet at the New Inn to collect torches and then form a procession to the Field. On arrival at the Playing Field all torch bearers are invited to circle the Bonfire prior to the traditional Bonfire Cry being recited, then, the torches are cast onto the fire.  An organised  fireworks display follows.

It’s run by a committee of trustees with much help from our friends and volunteers.

Contacts  Nigel Harrison – Chairman
Telephone 01825
Email nigel.mayette@gmail.com
Website http://hdpf.uk

 

Village Fayre

Committee made up of enthusiastic residents of the village, dedicated to coordinating and running the Annual Village Fayre and Dog Show. A traditional annual Summer Event put on by the Committee and many wonderful volunteers. We aim to provide a fun event whilst fundraising for community projects, clubs, societies etc. New members are always welcome. Join us at one of our meetings, please see our contact details below.

Activity Address Hadlow Down Playing Field
Contacts Sarah Prall and Lally Drake   –   Co-Chairmen
Address Sarah Prall, Waghorns,Waghorns Lane. Hadlow Down TN22 4EB
Lally Drake, Brick Kiln Farm, Brick Kiln Lane. Hadlow Down TN22 4EJ
Telephone 01825 830373
Email sarahprall@btinternet.com or lally@jdouk.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hadlowdownsummerfayre/