Creative Co-Op News Sheet 2 - DOC by taoyni


Events             2
                             May-June-July-August                  2009
Art groups         2
Editors Notes     3      News
Useful tel no’s   3      Eastbourne Festival
Job opportunities 4      This year’s 2nd one was bigger and better, a lot more going on
                         and many more artists taking part, plus a beautiful brochure.
Artist Café dates 4
                         There were a few hitches but these will be gradually sorted
Art Outs          4      out. I’m sure we can look forward to an even better festival
                         next year. One thing that was rather sad was that the newly
                         opened Towner, (see below) which originally the festival was
                         meant to celebrate, wanted nothing to do with it or local
                         artists, neither did the council who withdrew all support this
                         year. Well done to the Festival group for their hard work and
The Creative             all the people who took part and made it such a great fest this
Co-Op                    year.
 is a group formed to
establish a supportive   Cultural Centre
    community and        Finally opened two years late amid a big hoo hah fan fare. It’s a
     network for all     lovely space, lets wait and see what they fill it with. When I buy
   Creative people.
    What ever your       chocolates I don’t care about the packaging, I want the
   Creative outlet is,   contents to be wonderful…and inclusive.
 Creative Co Op is for
          you!           New place for knitters & textile artists; Yarn Over
    Contact:             Lovely friendly shop in the Labrynth, Mark lane Eastbourne.
    Tania Long           Stuffed full of wonderful wools and knitting supplies of all
       Flat 1            kinds, plus comfy sofas, tea & coffee, where you can sit n knit
                         n chat, or ’stitch n bitch’. Regular knitting groups run on
   13 Upperton
                         Wednesday nights from 7pm and Thursdays from 12 noon, its
     Gardens,            free to come along, just bring your knitting and meet some
   Eastbourne            great people, enjoy good company and cheap tea/coffee!
    BN21 2AA    01323 301153
   01323 430538          The Royal Project
                         This exciting project to renovate the old Hippodrome Theatre
tarniya2003@yahoo.c                     in Eastbourne and turn it into a lively, open all day/evening arts
                         centre for the local community, with the adjacent empty
Contributions to
                         properties tuned into studios and arty cafes, rejuvenating the
chat are                   To be coming that you are           We make our pass
                         area, isconsciousalong; slowly. The project has to world the
welcome.                   ignorant becoming incorporated, before anything courage of
                         hurdle of is a great step to          significant by the else can
Please take part           knowledge                           our questions and by the
                           Benjamin Disraeli                   depth of our answers
in your                  (ie applying for funding.) A scriptwriting competition has been
                                                               Carl Sagan
newsletter!              organised to promote/help fund the project. There is a gala
                         evening & art exhibition planned for sometime in September,
Deadline for ads,
                         but we are still waiting for a date for this. I will be organizing
letters, and             the exhibition.
articles for next
Chat mag is
                                  NOTE: unless otherwise stated, for all CC events, contact
Art groups                        Sharon Dinnie 01323 738745 Or email;
Sovereign Harbour Art             JUNE
Group. Open to harbour and        Thurs 4thJune Artists Open House meeting.
non-harbour residents, from       7.30pm at Planahead. Meeting to discuss what could be improved on this
5pm-8pm, at Sovereign
Harbour Yacht Club.
                                  years festival and what to do next year Info; Claire Hackney on 01323
Thursdays.                        727058
Tutored art classes. At Christ    Friday 5th June. Eastbourne Artists & Art Lovers Group
the King Hall, Princes Road,
                                  From 6pm. At 70 Royal parade Eastbourne; opposite redoubt fortress.
from 10am-1pm. For more
information contact Angela        A new social group set up and hosted by Simon Smith. Local artists and
on 07914884378 or                 those interested in the Arts can meet, socialise and network. Free.           Contact Simon for more info on
Seaford Art Club. Meets at St     10th June Story Exchange
Peter's church hall at 1.45pm.    Do you have stories that you'd like to share with others? Fact or fiction,
For more information call         poem or song, this new group has been formed for people to gather
Alan Clark on 893642.
Eastbourne Photographic
                                  together and celebrate their creativity. Drop in Sessions every 2nd and
Society. Meets at Eastbourne      4th Wednesday of the month, 10.30 – 11.30am, cost £4. At the Yoga Life
Blind Society, Longstone          Studio, upstairs in the Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne.
Road, at 7.30pm. Call
                                  For more details call Michelle on 07717767493 between 10am - 4pm.
728167 for more information.
Alternate Thursdays               15th June Eastbourne Writers Circle
Art evenings at Arlington         Friendly, informal support group for writers. What ever you write; stories,
village hall from 7pm-9pm.        novels, scripts, poems, come along and share with like minded people, get
Open to all - discuss artists
and exhibitions, work on          helpful feedback and share advice. All welcome. At The Big Sleep Hotel,
individual or group projects      Grand parade Eastbourne.7.30-9.30. Free.
in your own medium.               Contact; Janet Rawson 01323 729428
Untutored and informal. £2
per session. Call 485153.         20th June Chaselys garden party
1066 Knitwits knitting and        1 till 5, £10 table, outdoors under marquee, indoors if wet
crochet guild meets 4th           Contact: Christine at Chasely 01323 744390
Thursday each month 2-4pm,
St Andrew’s Church Hall,          JULY Art Outs
Wickham Av, Bexhill.              CC Sat 4th July Artists Indi-pen-dence Day. Mass Art Out! See page 4
Knitting, crochet and other       for details
needlecrafts in company.
                                  CC July 11th Uckfield festival - £14 per person.
216065 for further details.
SUNDAY                            CC 19 July I Made This Fair at the Sovereign Centre. 10.30-4pm
Bexhill Artists’ Workspace,       Co-inciding with EB Extreme which takes place all around that area.
1st Sunday each month May         £10 per space, please bring your own table.
to September, Colonnade,
10am-4pm.                         CC July 25th & 26th Hastings Town and Country Show - £25 per person,
The Eastbourne Group -            per day. Based on three people sharing the gazebo, if more than three
Contempory artists                people would like to go then the price would go down.
Professional and semi-
professional artists interested   July 25th PEVFEST Pevensey Bay. Charity Fundraising event.
in joining the group please       Stalls,family events, and music in all the pubs, running from 1pm-11pm.
contact:                          £5.00 for each 6 foot space. Contact; Shirley MacKinnon 461692 or
The Membership Secretary:
Shirley Smith, 1 Russells
Cottages, 1 Watts Lane,           AUGUST
Eastbourne, BN21 1NR              CC Lammas Festival. Poss 1st,2nd & 3rd. TBC (I have had no info yet.Ed)
Telephone: 01323 648398           Sunday August 9th
shirleyseagullsmith@yahoo.c       CC I Made This Art & Craft Fair at The Cavendish Hotel £15 per                              table.Non members £20
                                  CC Sat August 22nd Princes Park fun day - £4 per person
                                  August 22nd. Pretty Crafty Market 10 till 4pm Hastings Town Square.
                                  Contact; Michelle Garnett. i-Candy Arts. 01424 422701
                                  SEPTEMBER                                                               2
                                  CC Sept 12th & 13th Laughton Show - £14 per person, per day.
                                  RP.Charity Gala event and Art Exhibition at the Royal Hippodrome. Date
                                   Notes from the Editor/chair
Creative Chat. page 3              art@davinci Hotel, Howard Square EB
                                   I received this lovely message from Paul and Frank,
Useful phone numbers;              the proprietors;
Albany (Lions) Hotel               ‘You may be aware that we have dedicated our
Eastbourne Town hall
                                   downstairs rooms as an art gallery for local artists. We
415034                             also have a ‘community room’ which we are happy to
Cavendish Hotel                    hire out as an art space or for meetings. In particular
Winter Gardens                     we are trying to diversify so that we are not just seen
415500                             as a venue for paintings but for other events also. We
Community Wise
                                   genuinely wish to support the arts and would be
Eastbourne College                 happy to discuss ways in which you think this might
452255                             be appropriate.
Artist materials & printing        Please contact Frank at the hotel if you wish to
10% discount for CC members!       explore possibilities
07795 563253                       We look forward to hearing from you.’
01323 430007
Underground Theatre                It’s nice to know that there are local business people
735326                             willing to support the arts!
Tidmas Townsend,Seaside rd EB
(Bags & packaging)
                                   Exciting News!
734240                             New Government initiative ; Art in shops
Creativity Cards & Crafts          Government announces new High Street Decline Fund
439769                             To prevent the decline of the high street during the economic
Yarn Over
(For all your knitting desires)    recession, the Government has announced plans to set up a £3
301153                             million fund to help communities find creative ways to reduce the
Samanthas Work Basket              negative impact of empty shops. Empty shops will be converted
(Sewing,wool,ribbons etc)          for use as cultural, community or learning centres. This funding
430390                             would include the costs of decorating; publicity posters and other
Camilla’s Book Shop
                                   activities that can help town centres attract and retain visitors.
Sovereign Radio                    For more information please go to:
01323 442700             
Little Polka Cafe                  This information was forwarded to me from Amanda
01323 729622
                                   at EAVS from Marie Tomblin, Community
(Gemstones & beads)                Development Coordinator.
732560                             This is an opportunity not to be missed. I am arranging
Artwatch News
07740 941734                       a meeting in July with as many different art
The Yoga Life Studio, Enterprise   organizations and groups as I can find the contact
Centre EB
                                   details for in Eastbourne. There is also Penny Shearer
07812 052742
Hastings Arts Forum                on the council who is willing to back this idea.
36, Marina, St.Leonards,           This is a more exciting opportunity than just putting
East Sussex, TN38 0BU
01424 201636                       art in empty shops for a few weeks;
                                   NOW is the time! for the REAL community art center
  Try to learn from the            in Eastbourne to get off the ground. Wouldn't it be
  mistakes of others. You can’t    fab if we could get into the old Co-op in the town
  possibly live long enough to     centre and set up a community arts centre in it? Or at
  make them all yourself.          least another large building: could house exhibitions,
  Sam Levinson                     craft market, workshops, studio spaces, music and
                                   performance space.
                                   The royal project is going to take some time to get
                                   going, but this we could get going NOW as in interim              3
                                   measure. We need to get organized/get together with
                                   other art groups in the town on this one. This is not
Calling all artists, musicians, film-makers at De La Warr Pavilion
                                                                                   Social & Fun Events
Random Fridays - take part in a new artistic initiative at the De La Warr          Come along to our Artists Cafe’s
Pavilion! Random Fridays is a new series of exciting evening events on             and get chatting to other
random Fridays initially from May to August. These art events which will           artists/makers. Open to all, Non
animate the Pavilion with film, audio-visual work, live art, acoustic music,
poetry and unusual art experiences or low-tech “happenings”. They will take        members welcome too. Lots of
place in the bars and foyer areas with no ticket price attached. With East         reference art & craft books &
Magazine as a media partner we intend to attract a crowd of up to 300 people       magazines at 13 Upperton Gardens
who are looking for a different Friday night experience, a relaxed vibe and are
prepared to be surprised.                                                          you can browse for ideas or
DLWP is looking for people to make this event happen. If you would like your       technical help. Latest addition;
work to be showcased at a Random Friday please apply (with audio and DVD           women’s mags from 1958-65, with
if appropriate) to All applications will be considered
                                                                                   classic (hilarious!) illustrations and
by the De La Warr Pavilion curatorial team. Random Fridays proposed dates:
Friday 22 May, Friday 19 June, Friday 17 July, Friday 28 Aug                       knitting patterns. Found in charity                                                                       shop by Ed.
                                                                                   Latest donation; selection of old a-
‘art art art’ is a free quarterly E-publication which seeks to share information   n magazines, thanks to Judith
and opportunities with artists across the UK and beyond. If you would like to      Alder, Blue Monkey Studios
access the current issue please visit
Writing is currently unpaid but contributions will encourage future paid           Next Artist Cafes;
commissions when a greater budget is established.                                  June Fri 26th
                                                                                   Flat 1, 13 Upperton Gardens.
Artist and Makers Wanted- Herstmonceux
'Arts Hut' the studio gallery of Anna Wilson-Patterson in the village of           5pm-9ish. If hot, BBQ in garden.
Herstmonceux, East Sussex is looking for more local artists and makers to          July TBC
Exhibit in themed shows during 2009.
The Gallery has a unifying theme of 'rural' art, selling original drawings,        August Sunday 16th
prints and paintings, plus a range of smaller items including glass,               Annual CC Summer Picnic
ceramics, textiles, leather, wood and greeting cards.
There is an enclosed cottage garden for a sculptor to exhibit larger pieces        Meet at Holywell Gardens, 12
between March and October.                                                         noon.
For an Application Form please email                                               Bring picnic to share and
                                                                                   musical gear to play with. (If you
We are organising our 8th SUMMER Exhibition on the 2ND July 2009 and               do)
also Our Third Street Exhibition end of July 2009.
We are looking for quality contemporary artists to exhibit their work at these     SUMMER ART OUTS
events.There are only 15 places available for the Summer Exhibition and 12         These were great fun last year for
places for the Street Exhibition end of July.
Artists will be selected on a first come first come basis
                                                                                   those of us that took part in them,
All Artists must have original work, no copies or prints.                          and created a lot of interest from
the event will be in Central London                                                the passing public. We invited
Please email today if interested to
                                                                                   people to join in and ‘have a go’.
Thanks Jules                                                                       Come along, bring your paints,
All items above selected from artwatch news.:                                      pencils, beads, knitting, musical                                                             instrument or whatever your
                                                                                   creative bent is, and just do it. As
Calling all Writers!
Scriptwriting Competition in support of the Royal Project.                         long as we are not selling stuff,
Win the chance to have your work presented by professional                         ‘obstructing the highway’, ‘making a
actors. Do you have a story to tell about Eastbourne, or set in                    nuisance(?) of ourselves’ or ‘being a
Eastbourne?                                                                        fire hazard’ (the mind boggles) its
Entry details from Brian Jones                                                     fine, we’re just ‘busking’.                                                               Sat 4th July
Closing date 31 Jan 2010
                                                                                   Artists Indi-pen-dence Day.
Call for Actors                                                                    Mass Art Out!
Professional actors wanted for new Lunchtime Theatre venture in
                                                                                   Meet on beach opposite
Eastbourne. Also other opportunities.
Contact Janet Rawson on 729428 or email                     Holywell Tea chalet at 10.30. We
                                                                                   can then spread ourselves out4
                                                                                   along the low brick wall along
                                                                                   that end of the promenade; if

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