Thursday, 29 March 2012

The Big House

The Big House
49 Prideaux Road, BN21 2NE
Tel: 01323 731792
Helen Warren – paintings and textiles
John Warren – garden and domestic ceramics
Julie Snowball – ceramics
Marty Waite – ceramics
Habibe women’s fashions
Rashida Russell – fabulous fleeces
Jenefer Ham – glass
Linda Lindfield – jewellery
Sonya Tatham – paintings
Amanda Zoe – jewellery and clocks

Open 3 weekends  7 – 8, 14 – 15, 21 – 22 April   11am – 6pm

The Dumb Waiter and the Lover

The Dumb Waiter and the Lover

Birley Centre, BN21 4EF
Tel: 01323 452255
European Arts Company present a double-bill of Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter and The Lover.
 “Spot on comic timing” – The Stage
24 April  7.30pm
Tickets  £9

Street Dance Performance


Street Dance Performance
St Andrew’s School, Meads, BN20 7RP
Tel: 01323 733203

St Andrew’s School hosts an exhilarating performance of hip hop dance with children from local primary schools.  Free refreshments afterwards.
24 April  3pm
Admission free

Jump. Dutchman Michel Duijves with his flying (bass) clarinet

Jump.  Dutchman Michel Duijves with his flying (bass) clarinet

The Lamb Inn, 36 High Street, Old Town, BN21 1HH
Tel: 31640542559
Contemporary folk and own compositions.  Klezmer and dance to join in.
24 April   8pm
Tickets  £5


Crown and Anchor, Marine Parade, BN21 3DX
Tel: 01323 720545
A quartet with an exciting repertoire of English and European tunes and songs delivered with a strong atmospheric groove
20 April  8pm
Tickets  £5

A la c’arts


A la c’arts
The Belgian Cafe, 11-23 Grand Parade, BN21 3YN
Tel: 01323 729967
Come and appreciate our in-house arts displays whilst enjoying a delicious culinary masterpiece.  From the stunning photographic works of the locally acclaimed Will Gudgeon, through a selection of our live bands such as Lackadaisy and Gadzook, taking in a selection of fringe arts like storytelling (Elizabeth Scott) and maybe even a magician on the way!  Do not miss this opportunity to feed your soul whilst feeding your appetite with our famous brand of continental food and Belgian beers.
Open throughout the Festival 10am – 10pm.  Please check our website for individual events.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Ska Toons


Ska Toons

The Lamb Inn, 36 High Street, Old Town, BN21 1HH
Tel: 01323 720545

The Toons are back!  Where ska meets jazz meets funk meets rocksteady meets soul meets ska!  Dancin’ time!
14 April   8.30pm
Tickets £6

Jazz at the Lamb – Deux Johns Orchestra

Jazz at the Lamb – Deux Johns Orchestra

The Lamb Inn, 36 High Street, Old Town BN21 1HH
Tel: 01323 720545

 ‘Open Jazz’ with this remarkable group of instrumentalists.  Original material, exciting rhythmns.  A musical story to tell.
19 April  7.30pm,
Free Admission

The Strand Gallery @ Kings Church


The Strand Gallery @ Kings Church
Friday 6th April - Saturday 14th April (everyday 10am - 5pm)??
Strand Kidz Art Workshops - Saturday 7th April 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
Strand of Gold - EASTER (An angels story part 2) Saturday 7th - 8pm
Sunday 8th 9:30am & 11:30am



To be confirmed
An exhibition of works by Critical Fine Art Practice, University of Brighton.  Please see leaflets or website for full details.
27 April  10am-4pm

Jeni and Jo


Jeni and Jo
40 Brightland Road, BN20 8BE
Our first Spring Open House!  Lots of lovely new things – ceramics, prints, textiles, cards and origami – not to mention cake!
9,14,15, 21 and 22 April  10am – 5pm

Small Spaces


Small Spaces
Casson Gallery, Eastbourne College, BN21 4JY
Tel: 01323 731006
7,8,9,14,15,21,22,28 and 29 April   10am – 4pm

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Festival Brochure out now!


We are delighted to announce that the Brochure for Eastbourne Festival 2012 is now available on line in .pdf format at You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file which is available free by clicking the link on the 'Registration' page.

Hard copy brochures will be available for distribution by event organisers and distributors from Saturday 17 March 2012. They can be collected from Planahead, Commercial Mews South, 42a, Commercial Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3XF on Saturdays between 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. and on weekdays during normal business hours. Please help us to promote the Festival and your own event or Open House by distributing as many copies as you can.

Hard copies of the Brochure will be also be available around the town from outlets such as the Tourist Information Office, Towner, Eastbourne Library and many others.

This email will also be sent to event organisers and those hosting Artist's Open Houses. We apologise for cross posting if you receive it more than once.

We hope you enjoy the exciting line-up for Festival 2012!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012



Altered Egos

The Little Theatre, Eldon Road, BN21 1UE
One woman show.  Poet/performer Bernadette Cremin tells tales of six untidy lives.  Latest Award – Brighton Festival Fringe 2010.  Directed by Mark Hewitt
17 April    7.45pm
Tickets  £10, concessions £8

Artist Open House


Anne Barrell Ceramics and Gemma Williams Picture Framing

8 Milton Crescent, BN21 1SP
Ceramics with evocative coastal imagery, sgraffito jugs, delicious bone china and screenpainted glazed tiles.
A sale of frames, mounts and mirrors.  A selection of professional local artists’ work available.  An opportunity to discuss your framing requirements.  Tea and homemade cakes
8, 15 and 22 April    10am – 5pm

Artist Open House


Motley Artists Open House

49 Broad Road, Lower Willingdon, BN20 9QT
We have lots of new photographs, paintings, textiles, stamped vintage cutlery and up-cycled flotsam and jetsam!  Tea and amazing cakes.
14,15,21,22, 28 and 29 April   10am – 4pm

Monday, 5 March 2012

The Latimer Group


An inspirational collection of arts and crafts including artworks, cards, ceramics, handbags, jewellery, organic beauty products, photography, silk scarves and textiles
7,8,9, 14,15 and 21, 22 April  10am – 5pm
170 Latimer Road. BN22 7JD

Art at Meads Studio


An exciting mix of new relief collages, drawings, prints and photography based on my love of Sussex
8,9, 14, 15 and 21 April  10.30am – 4.30pm
4 Cranbourne Avenue, BN20 7TS

Friday, 2 March 2012

The Visitor

An exhibition of new work from a three year collaboration between artists Judith Alder and Clare Whistler. The Visitor series has developed through visits to Bunce’s Barn in the Sussex Weald, an ancient tithe barn at Great Dixter and the Freud Museum, London. Work originating in those three locations is now brought back to the site of the very first Visitor which was filmed and photographed at the Redoubt Fortress, Eastbourne in 2009. The pair present a series of video installations, pho5tographic works, a collection of limited edition digital prints, live performance and responses to the work by guest writers Seb Doubinsky, Martin Felton, Kay Syrad and Martha Stutchbury with performance by Clare Whistler and Freya Wynn-Jones and libretto by Mark Hewitt.
Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum, Royal Parade, BN22 7AQ
Tel: 01323 410300
7 April  - 13 May  Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm