The Beauty of Beachy Head

Photographer Brian David Stevens has been documenting the area from Beachy Head to Birling Gap for the past year, recording both the changing seasons. Writer Robert Macfarlane commented on Brian’s pictures: “These are special images. I’ve never seen Beachy Head look like this. You make the billowing earth and the billowing cloud speak to one another.” But perhaps the images speak for themselves:


What’s on in Eastbourne April – June 2014

There is a great deal going on this Spring right on our doorstep.   The Eastbourne Arts Festival takes place 19 April – 11 May 2014, offering a full programme of events including concerts, theatre performances, art exhibitions and artists’ Open Houses. The Towner Gallery is holding exhibitions such as United Visual Artists 18 April – 22 June, which explores different ways of creating a structure from light.  There are …


Discover an Artistic Corner of Sussex

The area around Beachy Head is rich in places of interest for lovers of the Arts. A short drive from Beachy Head, just off the A27 en route to Lewes, is one of the most well-known of these – Charleston Farmhouse, renowned meeting place for the writers, painters and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury Group. Charleston is not only a fascinating place to visit, but offers a full programme of …

The Erudition, Kelly Richardson, 3 screen HD video installation, 2010
Image courtesy of the artist and Birch Libralato
Photo credit: Colin Davison

What’s on in Eastbourne, January – April 2013

Eastbourne, which is a five-minute drive from the village of East Dean and Beachy Head, is more than just a pretty seaside town. It also boasts a thriving arts and culture scene. The town’s theatres offer a full programme of events, ranging from opera, to ballet, musicals and plays. Highlights for Spring include: Midnight Tango with Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing (Congress 13 – 16 …


East Dean and Friston artists throw open their doors

OpenArt 22 – 23 September 2012 Explore the works of local artists at open houses and studios in the villages of East Dean and Friston as part of this year’s OpenArt Festival which takes place on 22 – 23 September. New for 2012 is a musical work commissioned by OpenArt to be premiered in East Dean Village Hall on 22 September.  Renowned composer and viola player Simon Rowland-Jones has used the …

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