The Little Arts‘ is here to encourage and promote local music, visual arts, digital arts, performing arts, poetry, literature and craft-making – involving individuals, groups, activities and initiatives in and all around Rushlake Green. This website is intended to be continually in a state of flux, so please bear in mind that you’re viewing work in progress. All corrections and suggested changes/additions gratefully received.

How to be involved

Please get in touch so that we can help to spread the word.  You can contact us at TheLittleArtsInfo@gmail.com, or you can continue to use TheLittleArtsFestival@gmail.com as before.

Art that’s On

Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th March 2017
PINK MIST by Owen Sheers. A Bristol Old Vic production.

Devonshire Park Theatre, Compton Street, Eastbourne
– Pink Mist is a verse drama inspired by 30 interviews with returned servicemen and first staged at Bristol Old Vic in 2015
– It gives lyrical voice to the (fictionalised) experiences of three Bristol-raised soldiers caught up in the Afghan conflict, and the women – girlfriends, mothers – who have to pick up the pieces.
– ‘Eye-opening and brilliantly vivid’ (The Times)
– ‘beautifully performed’ . . . (Guardian)
– ‘Pink Mist may be the most important play of the year. It is certainly one of the best.’ What’s On Stage

11th March 2017

– Simplify your photos to create better paintings

www.johudson.com johudsonpaint@gmail.com

13th March 2017 : 7.30pm
– New musicians contact Simon Joslin <sijoslin@aol.com>

20th February to 12th March
SIMONE RILEY Featured artist at the Chalk Gallery, Lewes

Join Simone for drinks, eats and art on 25th Feb 2pm to 4pm

4th February to 18th March 2017
DIVERSIONS  curated by Julie Ford
Gallery North, Hailsham

Friday 24th March 2017 : 7.30pm 

Join us for a glass of wine at 7.30pm  in the house
Then Open Floor in the barn from 8pm onwards. Further refreshments at half time
(No admission charge but a small donation of £3 is suggested from those who can afford it.)
Come to listen or come to perform. A story, a song or a poem  The floor is yours for up to 10 minutes
Or for the brave and adventurous there is our  ‘ODD SOCKS SPOT’
Bring a very short story, song or poem ( 4 minutes max.) about  ‘a  journey of disaster’
(This is additional to the normal floor spot and will attract prizes!!)
– The Barn at Steelyard, Maynards Green Road, Horam

– New members welcome www.steelyardscollective.org email jane.trott@btopenworld.com or
phone Jane 01435 813988 for directions

27th March 2017 : 7.30pm
WHITE HORSE FOLK CLUB at the Woolfpack, Herstmonceux.
– New musicians contact Simon Joslin <sijoslin@aol.com>

Saturday 1st April 2017
at Causeway Farm Barn.
Tutor Wendy Cocks 10.30 – 4.00pm

Come and enjoy a Creative Day  weaving in and out of natural frames, using found objects, wool and all sorts of materials.
Cost is £50 and bring your own lunch. We provide light refreshments and all materials. Contact Julia Desch on 01323 832781 or .  Only one place left so Hurry Hurry!!

Thursday 6th April

The damage and Joy tour
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea

Saturday 29th April 10.00 – 4.00 pm.
Private View of
ALCHEMY EXHIBITION at the North Gallery Hailsham

with Artists Ali Rabjohns(FeltGoodFeltFine); Julia Desch  (Woolcraft with Wensleydale); and Jazz the Alchemist showing Wallhangings, Glass, Felted Art and Much More…….

28th Jan to 23rd April 2017
at Two Temple Place, London
Curated by Dr Hope Wolf from the Univercity of Sussex

– Including modernist art from Jerwood Gallery, Towner Art Gallery, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and De La Warr Pavilion

Until 1st May 2017
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea

– Curated by Elizabeth Price.

Saturday 13th May 2017

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea 

Saturday  27th May 2017 : 10.00 – 4.00
Woolcraft with Wensleydale will have a stand at the
Weald Wool Fair, Wadhurst

“Everything you need from Spinning, Weaving, Knitting, Felting supplies and also handmade and designed finished goods.”

21st January to 7th May 2017
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

– Explores how artists have responded to light, its materiality, transience and effect.
– Including works by David Batchelor, 
Ceal Floyer, Raphael Hefti, Runa Islam, Anish Kapoor, L S Lowry, Katie Paterson, Peter Sedgley, Rachel Whiteread and Cerith Wyn Evans.

19th to 29th May 2017
‘Where books, ideas and creativity bloom

Charleston, Firle, BN8 6LL

28th Jan to 4th June 2017
TURN BACK NOW – Keith Tyson
Jerwood Gallery, Hastings


20th May 2017
Haydn’s Creation

State Hall, Heathfield
Tickets available online at WeGotTickets

26th – 29th May 2017
ELDERFLOWER FIELDS – The family festival

Pippingford Park, Nutley, TN22 3HW

Sunday 4th June:
Open Farm Event in cooperation with the Small Farm Training  Group
at Causeway Farm Barn, Bodle Street Green, Nr Hailsham BN27 4UA – 11.00 – 4.00 pm. 

A chance to see the Wensleydales, visit The Studio, see what we make and talk about Making Beautiful Things

Contact Julia Desch on 01323 832781 or .

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Anyone interested in photography, don't miss the Sony World Photography Awards at Somerset House!

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Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr - 2017 Exhibition

April 28, 2017, 3:00pm - May 7, 2017, 8:00pm

We are pleased to present the Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr - 2017 Exhibition at Somerset House, London, 21st April - 7th May, 2017. The exhibition will showcase the winning, shortlisted and commended images from the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards, and will also present a unique selection of images, books and film from legendary photographer Martin Parr. Bringing to London a complete celebration of photography - showcasing a variety of genres from Architecture, Daily life, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sports, Street Photography, Wildlife and many more ... A perfect day out with the family! Exhibition Hours: 21st April - 7th May, 2017 Somerset House, London Monday to Friday 10am to 9pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday 10am to 8pm Last entry one hour before closing About Martin Parr Martin Parr, the “chronicler of our age” is one of the best-known documentary photographers of his generation. With over 90 books of his own published, and another 30 edited by Parr, his photographic legacy is already firmly established. Parr has been a member of the Magnum agency since 1994 and is currently the President. In 2013 Parr was appointed the visiting professor of photography at the University of Ulster. Parr’s work has been collected by many of the major museums, from the Tate, the Pompidou and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. About the Sony World Photography Awards Marking its 10th anniversary in 2017, the Sony World Photography Awards showcases the best photography in the world from the past year. Free to enter and open to all photographers, the awards’ are an authoritative voice in the photographic industry, with the power to shape the careers of its successful photographers. Each year a total prize fund of $30,000 (USD) plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between winning photographers. Photographers are taken on a year-long journey, bringing untold exposure and providing a global stage on which to present their work. PLEASE NOTE: Concession tickets: only apply to over 60s and registered disabled. Please bring ID to verify your status. Concession tickets valid weekdays only. Please note that entry for concession tickets is only available Monday to Friday excluding bank holiday Monday 1 May. Student tickets: please bring valid student ID. Please note that entry for student tickets is only available Monday to Friday excluding bank holiday Monday 1 May. PLEASE NOTE: £5 student offer is only available online. On site student tickets will be charged normal concession rate of £7. All tickets on-site will be charged between £10 to £12 Weekday, student and concessions tickets cannot be used on bank holiday Monday 1st May, 2017 Under 12s are free (no booking required) The exhibition will open at 12pm on Friday 21 April. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. There is no re-admission A presentation of a press card on arrival will not allow you free entry to the Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr - 2017 Exhibition. For all press ticket requests please send your request to press@worldphoto.org . Please note, press tickets are not available in the last weekend of the exhibition.

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Hurrah! The guides are out! Soon you will be able to pick one up from all sorts of places, cafes, libraries, galleries... Let us know if you are stocking them by taking a photo and posting it onto our page and we will send people your way.... Enjoy the sun!

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Alchemy Exhibition

April 29, 2017, 12:00pm - April 29, 2017, 4:00pm

Private View for this exciting Exhibition of Fibre Art, Textiles and Glass by three local Artists: Julia Desch,Ali Rabjohns and Jazz Dixon.

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