Events

Sep
16
Fri
Printmaking in Wood and Lino by Emily Johns
Sep 16 @ 2:30 pm

An opportunity to hear and see the conceptual and practical image making processes of this Sussex artist – how history and place become ink and paper.

Emily’s playful, serious, and intelligent work also spans poetry and politics. Over the last 30 years she has collaborated with many poets to produce books and her work has been widely commissioned by campaigning organisations, including New Internationalist, The Land is Ours, the Women’s Environmental Network. Her investigative touring projects include: ‘Conscious Oil: Myth and Mind in the Age of Petroleum’ – images exploring the history of oil; ‘Drawing Paradise on the ‘Axis of Evil” – Britain’s relationship with Iran over the last century; ‘The World is My Country’ – a People’s History poster series celebrating the anti-war movements of the First World War. She teaches wood engraving at the Towner.

Emily Johns studied geography at Durham and immediately afterwards studied fine art at Goldsmiths because pictures seemed to be the right medium in which to think about the world and drawing was her documentary tool. The concerns of the geographer and the schematic and cartographic ways of thinking find their way into her images.

To book tickets, please download the ticket order form.

Eastbourne Arts Circle Ticket order form Sep-Dec 2022

For any queries or enquiries, or if you have booked a ticket and not received confirmation of receipt.  Ticket advices are normally emailed within 3 days of receipt. Please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906. (Please call after 5pm weekdays or anytime at weekends.)

Oct
14
Fri
Wall and Cave Painting Restoration by Stephen Rickerby and Lisa Shekede
Oct 14 @ 2:30 pm

Preserving wall paintings: from English churches to Egyptian tombs

From our earliest cultures to the present day, we have decorated the places that we inhabit, in both life and death, with wall paintings. Decorated surfaces are found in all parts of the world, from mountain-top monasteries to remote desert caves. They have been used by rulers to immortalise their authority, by the wealthy to display their opulence, and by the less wealthy to demonstrate social aspiration. Pagan cults and religions have developed imagery for decorating the walls of tombs, churches and temples. The human desire to decorate houses with painting has left glimpses of how people like us lived thousands of years ago. Stephen Rickerby is a conservator who has worked on wall paintings around the world. In this illustrated presentation, he will talk about the challenges of preserving paintings in locations as diverse as English churches, Buddhist caves in China, rock-cut churches in Ethiopia, and Egyptian tombs.

 Stephen Rickerby received his MA in art history from Aberdeen University before undertaking the Courtauld Institute of Art/Getty Conservation Institute Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Wall Painting (1985-88). He has since worked extensively on wall painting projects in the UK and internationally. He now runs his own London-based wall conservation practice called Rickerby & Shekede.

Lisa Shekede is firmly established as a conservator whose career has involved both independent projects and work as a consultant to the Courtauld Institute of Art and the Getty Conservation Institute. She has worked extensively overseas. She has worked on domestic wall paintings in the UK, and on long term projects in Bhutan, China and Ethiopia. She co-supervises Courtauld Institute fieldwork sites in Cyprus, Malta and China, and has served on the International Advisory Board of the Courtauld Institute’s MA in the Conservation of Wall Painting.

Stephen and Lisa now run their own London-based wall conservation practice called Rickerby & Shekede.

To book tickets, please download the ticket order form.

Eastbourne Arts Circle Ticket order form Sep-Dec 2022

For any queries or enquiries, or if you have booked a ticket and not received confirmation of receipt.  Ticket advices are normally emailed within 3 days of receipt. Please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906. (Please call after 5pm weekdays or anytime at weekends.)

Nov
11
Fri
The Life and Work of Johan Zoffany by Dr Prasannajit De Silva
Nov 11 @ 2:30 pm

Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) was born in Germany and trained in Italy but arrived in Britain as an unknown artist in 1760.  However, through his artistic and networking skills, he rapidly became one of the country’s leading portrait painters, gaining several commissions from the royal family. We will explore the reasons for his rise to prominence, as he reinvigorated the conversation piece as a mode of portraiture.  His subsequent career, which included extended spells working in Italy and in India, was marked by ups and downs, as artistic fashions shifted.  Amongst his many experiences, he may even have been ‘the first and last Royal Academician to become a cannibal’!

Prasannajit De Silva is a published art historian and University Lecturer at the University of London, an accredited speaker for the Arts Society, and a sessional lecturer for the WEA. His specialism is British visual culture of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

To book tickets, please download the ticket order form.

Eastbourne Arts Circle Ticket order form Sep-Dec 2022

For any queries or enquiries, or if you have booked a ticket and not received confirmation of receipt.  Ticket advices are normally emailed within 3 days of receipt. Please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906. (Please call after 5pm weekdays or anytime at weekends.)

Dec
7
Wed
Eastbourne Arts Circle Christmas Lunch
Dec 7 @ 12:30 pm

Eastbourne Arts Circle is  delighted to tell you that we are arranging a Pre-Christmas lunch and quiz (just like pre-Covid times) for the 7th December (see opposite page). This is something both the committee and our members have enjoyed in the past.

Please join us – we promise good food, great company, and a chance to revealyour superior knowledge in the quiz!

Tickets for the lunch are just £33 per head

To book your tickets please use the Christmas Lunch booking form below:-

Eastbourne Arts Circle Christmas Lunch Booking Form

If you are purchasing tickets for lectures as well as for the Christmas Lunch, please carry the cost of your lunch tickets over to the box on the ticket booking form, and enclose a single cheque or card authorisation on that form.

Dec
9
Fri
Die Fledermaus – DVD showing with English Subtitles
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm

Die Fledermaus (literally Flittermouse) translates from the German as The Bat, is a delightful operetta composed by Johann Strauss II to a German libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genee.  This is the younger Strauss’s most celebrated and popular operetta so come and join us for an enthralling musical afternoon.

There is lots to enjoy as Die Fledermaus is a light-hearted story of revenge, featuring mistaken identities, flirtations at a masked ball, elegant frivolities and hilarious confusion all set to the most captivating music ever composed.

The cast includes Pamela Armstrong, Thomas Allen, Lyubov Petrova, Lyubov Petrova, Ragnar Ulfung, Malena Ernman, Håkan Hagegård and the Glyndebourne Chorus. Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

To book tickets, please download the ticket order form.

Eastbourne Arts Circle Ticket order form Sep-Dec 2022

For any queries or enquiries, or if you have booked a ticket and not received confirmation of receipt.  Ticket advices are normally emailed within 3 days of receipt. Please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906. (Please call after 5pm weekdays or anytime at weekends.)