Friday 1st July
10:45 meet at the village Green
11:00 act of remembrance and service
This year to celebrate the 90th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II there will be a free tea party for local accompanied primary school aged children. Tickets are needed so see poster on how to apply for your free tickets.
The weather should be good but even if it rains the bar and BBQ are going to be there.
Great fun day out for all the family!
The timetable for the day is as follows:
12 PM – SMUGGLERS ACOUSTIC BAND
12:30 PM – MELISSA & REECE – singing duo.
1 PM – BRIGHTON SCHOOL OF SINGING – Young People’s Showcase
1:30 PM – STEREO SHOK – European champions;Young People’s Street Dance Troupe
1:50 PM – DRUMMERS
2 PM – ELSA – with songs from Frozen
2:45 PM – BRIGHTON SCHOOL OF SINGING – Juniors aged 8
3 PM – CAPTAINS BEARD – ROCK WITH A PIRATE BAND
4 PM – CHILDREN’S PARADE – singing songs from Frozen
4:30 PM – BEST DRESSED PIRATE …and best decorated barrel
5 PM – The balloon release scheduled for the end of Little Smugglers has been cancelled. Children will still have the opportunity to collect a balloon and take it home. The balloons will have a ribbon tether attached.
After the undoubted success of an eclectic Artists’ Open House exhibition in May, The Grange continues with more diverse exhibitions in June and July. And a visit could be preceded or followed with a cream tea in the sun in the walled garden.
2nd June – 14th June: Julian Le Bas says of his students: “These recent life drawings are made in direct response to the model, drawn from direct observation. The time restrictions of each set pose demand an intense exploration of the structural dynamics and feel of the figure. This exhibition is a celebration of work made at the Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven. All of the students channel their own authentic experience during the process of drawing through a variety of media.”
16th June – 5th July: “Ways of Seeing” shows paintings, limited editions and works in glass. Nichola Campbell’s collage developed from painting, working experimentally with ink. Barbara Todd’s three- dimensional work is inspired by home, garden, nature. Elizabeth Lamont’s love of lyrical line with translucent colour led her to the medium of stained glass, using traditional methods to create image within the glass. Chris McEwan’s idiosyncratic interpretations are inspired by landscape and gardens, and local history inspired Carol Lawson’s paintings and pastels, associated with grand houses, gardens and the beauty of the South Downs.
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7th July – 19th July: Betty Dunismoir paints in oils and water colours and her delicate flower paintings and cards bring out the paperlike quality of a simple, single flower; a stem pansy, a daffodil. Often her work has an association with family and friends.
21st July – 2nd August: “Frockart At The Grange” is the work of six artists who met while studying art in Sussex and have been exhibiting together for many years. Their exhibition will focus on new paintings, prints, collage, textiles and cards.
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A fun day out for all the family with lots going on including:
**Entry only £1 and includes a raffle ticket to win an IPad Mini**
One way we can confront dementia is to learn more about it, the more of us that understand how it can affect people, the more of a dementia friendly community we will be. Over 1.5 million have become a Dementia Friend – come along and find out how you too can become a Dementia Friend.
It is Dementia Awareness week 15th-22nd May and Highbury House is holding a Dementia Friends session from 3pm – 4pm which is available for the public
Date: 19th May
Start time: 15:00
End time: 16:00
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Highbury House, Steyning Road, Rottingdean
Locals will know of the rich range of art exhibitions held all year round at The Grange in Rottingdean. A graceful Georgian house, once the home of artist William Nicholson, father of the artist Ben Nicholson, it will be the backdrop in May for an Artists’ Open House to coincide with the Brighton Festival.
The exhibition will showcase the work of twenty Sussex-based artists: Zan Stevenson (Painting): Denise Hopper(Textiles/Batik): Amanda Davidson (Illustrator): Jan Mnich (Watercolours): George Antoni (Abstracts): Atelier in the Attic(Printed Cushions): Mick Bensley (Marine and Landscape Watercolours): Bob Webzell (African Photography): Chrissy Harfleet (Glass): John Plater (Turned Wood): Maggie Cummings (Painting): Julia Elliott (Pastels and Watercolours): Rachel Brooks (Painting): Graham Read (Painting): Rob Upward (Painting): Chris Hesketh (Raku Ceramics): Philip Sugg (Puppetry): Sandra Etchings (Etchings): Casa Latina (Painting).
With special guest artist, Eve Shepherd. An international award-winning sculptor, she says that much of her inspiration comes from a passion for the unexplained and unexplainable.
Visitors will not only be able to enjoy browsing this innovative, eclectic art collection, but perhaps talk to the artists who may be present; and possibly buy their work.
Entrance is free and the gallery is open six days a week.
Walking from the art gallery to the back of the building, refreshments are available in the lovely Lutyens/Jekyll walled garden.
And there is great fun on offer for children, with two workshops sponsored by Parc of Rottingdean in conjunction with Anthropod Arts. The first on Sunday 15th May will show children how to be creative using bunting – inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s writing and the iconic Rottingdean windmill. The second, on 22nd May, will demonstrate how children can create butterflies, fish, seagulls, insects and birds. Contact Arthropod Arts directly on 07701 072761 or email@example.com for details.
The Grange Gallery, The Green, Rottingdean, Brighton, BN2 7HA,
Open Thursday 5th May – Tuesday 31st May, 10:30am to 4:30pm every day except Wednesday.
Highbury House Nursing Home in Rottingdean is taking part in the Care Home Open Day and will be open from 1:30pm – 5pm
Come and join them for a cream tea, buy & decorate your own cupcake with the aid of our cook, all whilst talking to the staff and residents.
They will be holding pamper sessions, come and have a hand massage, paint your nails.
Buy some raffle tickets in aid of the British Heart Foundation our Residents charity of the year
Enjoy a sing along with Deborah
Try your hand at some of the activities our residents get involved with
Have a go at croquet on the lawn – weather depending
Have a look at opportunties to join us by volunteering and see what staffing opportunities we have
Safe are holding a sponsored walk on Sunday 1st of May at 2pm.
Sponsor forms can be obtained at handy hardware, Mad Wax Candles in rottingdean high street or downloaded from our website.
Full details of the event a can be found on our website at www.safe-rottingdean.org.uk
We want everybody to have a fun day out and even if some may feel they don’t want to do the walk, we hope they will come along to cheer the walkers on.
Dilys Brown – safe committee member
For those who enjoy seeing, hearing and listening about our downland birds, this is an ideal time of the year.
Bob Webzell will be holding this year’s annual birdwatch on Beacon Hill – meet at the Windmill on Saturday 30th April at 9am.
Come and join him on what should be a very enjoyable morning walk lasting up to two hours.