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  • London’s best exhibitions

    Need a culture fix? Here are the capital's best new art exhibitions

  • A peek at Artwave homes

    Artwave 2017 sees artists and makers trails taking in Lewes, Seaford and Newhaven. There's not only great artwork to browse but some cool retro houses.

  • Don’t Miss Sussex Modernism

    You’ve just a couple of weeks to catch the free London exhibition Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion on at Two Temple Place until 23 April. I visited a few weeks ago and found it really tied together various bits and pieces I knew about the county’s cultural heritage. There were several items that were familiar to me […]

  • Yarn bombing on Hastings Pier

    If you live around Hastings, or are heading there over Easter, be sure to catch the yarn bombing fun on the pier. Schools, community groups, clever knitters and artists have produced a brilliant temporary exhibition of seaside-themed art with pirates, mermaids, gulls, crabs, even fish and chips rendered in wool. It’s up until just after […]

    • Eastbourne’s new art cafe

      When I heard something arty was poised to shake up Eastbourne I had to go and check it out. The new DC1 gallery and cafe at 67-69 Seaside Road has been opened by the Devonshire Collective, which also has new artists’ workshops in the town. (The name Devonshire comes from the Devonshire Ward in which it’s […]

    • Funky new Brighton cafe

      I’m not saying I’m a jinx but my two favourite Brighton & Hove cafes have closed in the last year. Farm just down from Wagamama did the BEST carrot cake (and believe me I’ve done extensive research) while little Pic-nics up an alley off the Hove seafront was my go-to place for a big breakfast […]

      • Help Haiti – buy Haitian art

        Some countries seem to suffer more than their fair share of problems and Haiti is one of them. Six years on from its earthquake it was recently hit by Hurricane Matthew which damaged infrastructure and left hundreds dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. The images on the news have extra resonance for me because I […]

      • Great art in the great outdoors – Cass Sculpture

        Forget browsing quietly in a gallery, shuffling with the crowds or praying your kids will last five minutes before loud declarations of boredom. Cass Sculpture Foundation at Goodwood, near Chichester takes the whole thing outdoors, putting the discovery back into art and giving you and yours room to roam. I’d been meaning to get to […]

        • Follow the sculpture trail at Borde Hill

          Love art but don’t fancy being stuck inside a gallery on a sunny day? Well when the weather picks up again (surely it will pick up…) get yourself over to Borde Hill Gardens. I’d heard about the annual sculpture trail there but I had no idea of the scale of it until I visited recently. There […]

        • Artists Open Houses – Get peeking!

          Artists Open Houses is back – a chance to see and buy some great pieces from Sussex artists and to get a good nose into some places you wouldn’t normally to boot. I’ve already perused some seascapes in what is usually someone’s front room while their banished dog tried to break the door down. It’s […]

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