Welcome

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

FEATURED EVENT:`

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th September 2017:
The Little Art on the Green – Open exhibition
Dunn Village hall, Rushlake Green.

Part of the Hailsham Art Trail

The must-see annual exhibition by local artists, photographers and craft-makers.
Open exhibition for all artists from beginners to professionals. Everyone welcome to contribute.
Private View 6 – 9pm Friday 22nd Sept.
See www.facebook.com/thelittleartonthegreen for regular updates and details of how to enter your work.
(Deadline for registration of participants: Monday 4th September – application forms in Rushlake Green Village Stores and elsewhere.)

DIARY

22nd July – 1st October:
Sussex Open 2017
Town gallery, Eastbourne
Emerging and established artists from across East and West Sussex.
http://www.townereastbourne.org.uk/exhibition/sussex-open-2017

Saturday 29th July 2017:

The Little Arts at the Rushlake Green Flower Show
Meet the team, find out about The Little Art on the Green, get involved, become a Friend.
www.facebook.com/thelittleartonthegreen

Friday 4th August 2017:
Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan – Opera Anywhere
6.00pm Warbleton Church, Church Hill


Set in Japan, The Mikado presents a tangled web of love. Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado,
flees in search of his true love, YumYum, to avoid marrying a much older suitor. Yum-Yum,
however, is betrothed to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, against her will.
6.00pm Warbleton Church, Church Hill
Box Office: 0333 666 3366  / http://operaanywhere.com

Sunday 6th August, 4.00pm
Pastores Ensemble recital
The Chantry, Turned Green, 
TN21 9RA

Crossing Borders – Early Music concert, in the Chantry, Turners Green, played on period instruments.
The Pastores Ensemble was a big hit at last year’s festival.

The programme includes by Holborne, Woodcock, Dowland, Rossi, 
Cornysh and Ferrabosco,
with a modern surprise – new music based on the Japanese poem ‘White Fans’.

Pastores will again be joined by Amy Cunningham, soprano, for this concert,
www.pastoresensemble.org.uk
Tickets £7.00 (children free). Refreshments included.
Book in advance from: Marion Pilbeam 01435 830761 / marionpilbeam@gmail.com,
or tickets on the door.

5th – 20th August
Summer Trifle,  Wilmington

Arts, Music, Literature, Craft, Gardens, Theatre, Workshops
Local artists include Mark Austin, Keith Petit and Julia Desch

Exhibition and gardens entrance free. For event bookings see website
www.summertrifle.co.uk

11th August
The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company – The Commercial Traveller

Outdoor theatre on 
Rushlake Green
The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company has been creating original theatre inspired
by the traditions and style of the Commedia dell’Arte since 1999.
www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk

19th August – 3rd September 2017
Artwave
Annual festival of artists and makers across Lewes, Seaford and surrounding rural areas.
Over 100 venues, including private homes and workshops, gardens, studios, and galleries,
open their doors to art loving visitors, inviting them to see how they work, to buy art direct
and take part in workshops and events.
www.artwavefestival.org

14th- 24th September
Hailsham Festival of Arts & Culture

A celebration of talent, creativity and imagination centred in Hailsham and its surrounding area.
https://hailshamfestival.uk/

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th September 2017:
The Little Art on the Green – Open exhibition
Dunn Village hall, Rushlake Green.
Part of the Hailsham Art Trail

The must-see annual exhibition by local artists, photographers and craft-makers.
Private View 6 – 9pm Friday 22nd Sept.
See www.facebook.com/thelittleartonthegreen for regular updates and details of how to enter your work.
(Deadline for registration of participants: Monday 4th September – application forms in Rushlake Green Village Stores.)

27th September – 1st October 2017
Small Wonder – Short Story Festival

Annual celebration of short stories in all their shapes and guises
Charleston, Firle, BN8 6LL
Charletson.org.uk/smallwonder
www.facebook.com/charlestontrust
#SmallWonderFest

Sundays until 8th October 2017
Lee Miller Studios Inc. 1932 – 1934 New York
Farley House and Gallery, Chiddingly
Open every Sunday from 10am to 4.30pm. Free
www.leemiller.co.uk / 01825 872691

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Figurative drawing

August 28, 2017, 10:30am - August 28, 2017, 3:00pm

Course overview. Figurative drawing explores the human figure through a series focused drawing exercises. During the day you will work from a model and self portrait in a range of short and long poses. We will use different materials to allow you to develop your own style, and challenge your art practice. Topics covered during the day: The human figure, measuring and proportion Exploration of a range of drawing and mark making techniques to produce artistic responses Composition Critiquing your work and others

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