Garden destination


Preparations are underway for our Arts Week which will include a Garden Sculpture Trail featuring this decorated wall (photo of work in progress) of Trees by Jill Church with a little help from me and an area of mosaic to come with thanks to broken tile donations from Topps Tiles and the Stone & Tile Gallery in Hailsham. A trail of sculpture and installations in the gardens will be set up by artists Anna and Tom Acciarini.

The week begins on Saturday 6th August with the gardens and Open Studio (featuring paintings by me and Jill Church plus some collaborative work with Anna Acciarini), refreshments,  cake and book stall. Free entry, open 10.30 am til 5 pm. There will be a marquee with space for some hands on art activities .

During the week I shall also be running art workshops in the marquee- book your place in advance.

ON Saturday 13th August the programme for Hailsham Festival of Arts & Culture will be launched so we will have a day of  pre-festival activities. Come along and film in the gardens for your entry into the 3 Minute Wonders film competition, sit in the gazebo and be inspired to write poetry or prose for the literary competition, listen to live music, have a go at some art activities in the marquee and find out all about what will be going on in September for the festival.

Pickhams, Hayreed Lane, Wilmington, Polegate, BN26 6RR


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