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
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
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
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 www.yarnover.org.uk 01323 301153
01323 430538 The Royal Project
This exciting project to renovate the old Hippodrome Theatre
o.uk in Eastbourne and turn it into a lively, open all day/evening arts
centre for the local community, with the adjacent empty
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
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
email@example.com Contact Simon for more info on firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
email@example.com CC I Made This Art & Craft Fair at The Cavendish Hotel £15 per
o.uk 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
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
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.’
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)
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
(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: www.communities.gov.uk
01323 442700 http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/corporate/1201277
Little Polka Cafe This information was forwarded to me from Amanda
at EAVS from Marie Tomblin, Community
(Gemstones & beads) Development Coordinator.
732560 This is an opportunity not to be missed. I am arranging
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
details for in Eastbourne. There is also Penny Shearer
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
www.dlwp.com shop by Ed.
Latest donation; selection of old a-
CALL FOR ARTISTS
‘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 www.artartartgallery.com/home
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
www.artwatchnews.co.uk 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’.
email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Holywell Tea chalet at 10.30. We
can then spread ourselves out4
along the low brick wall along
that end of the promenade; if