Devonshire Collective Launch Programme kicks off this October

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting a special launch programme this autumn, thanks to a £30,000 Arts Council England award.

Starting in October, five venues across the Devonshire Collective will host a series of exhibitions, workshops and events to celebrate our new initiative. Read our launch programme brochure online.

The launch programme includes a variety of community, youth and family workshops including rap workshops with AudioActive and dance workshops with the acclaimed Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company. Collective Live presents Jo Neary and Friends’s Eastbourne Division comedy night.

Our launch visual art exhibition Collective is curated by Judith Alder and will include works by Judith Alder, Hermione Allsopp, Rachel Cohen, Susannah Douglas, Axel Hesslenberg, Suzanne O’Haire, Liv Pennington, Charlotte Still & Clare Whistler, Victoria Threlfall and Alexandra Valy.

Family sculpture workshops (Birds Eye View) will be led by Lucy Dean and printmaking workshops (Pie N’ Mash) will combine reminiscence and letter press design sessions, run by Claire Somerville-Perkins.

Sheila Hay and Claire Shoosmith from Eastbourne Studio Pottery will work with local retailers to create community project, Ceramic Storyboard and Souvenirs.

The Devonshire Collective Launch Programme will kick off new the creative and cultural hub based in Devonshire Ward, Eastbourne with studios, makerspaces, workshops, gallery and cafe for the benefit of artists, community members and the wider public, supported by Devonshire West Big Local, Eastbourne Borough Council, Eastbourne Housing Investment Company and Arts Council England.

Devonshire Collective Launch Programme events schedule

All events to be booked in advance.

HALF TERM WEEK

Mon 24 & Tues 25 Oct – 11am-4pm @ DC3 Workshop Space 1-5 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN22 7N
AudioActive 2 day Rap Video Workshop “Every 40 Bricks Is A Story”. Free
More info: devonshirecollective.co.uk/event/every-40-bricks-story-audioactive-2-day-rap-video-workshop/
Booking link: audioactive.org.uk/40-bricks

Wed 26 Oct – 11am-4pm @ Leaf Hall Community Arts Centre, 51 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN22 7NB
Hydrocracker’s How To Make Theatre Through Devising, a practical day learning skills needed to make theatre from devising your own story and characters. For ages 14+. Free
devonshirecollective.co.uk/event/hydrocrackers-make-theatre-devising/

Wed 26 & Thurs 27 Oct – 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm @ DC3 Workshop Space, 1-5 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN22 7NA
Artist Lucy Dean will run family sculpture workshops to create flocks of birds to be incorporated into Birds Eye View, a large-scale installation to open on 26 November. Free

NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

Sat 5 & Sat 12 Nov- 10.30am-4.30pm @ Leaf Hall Community Arts Centre, 51 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN22 7NB
Jasmin Vardimon Company dance masterclasses for 16+ offers participants the opportunity to explore professional repertoire and the creative methodology of one of the UK’s leading female choreographers. Free

Sat 19 Nov- 10.30am-4.30pm @ DC3 Workshop Space, 1-5 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN22 7NA
Judith Hibberd, Creative Producer and Programmer, will be running an Arts Funding and Business Planning Workshop for 16+. Free
devonshirecollective.co.uk/event/arts-funding-business-planning-workshop/

Sat 26 Nov @ Seaside Pie & Mash Shop, 22 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PA
Letter Press printmaker Clare Perkins will be running letterpress sessions in the to celebrate the launch of the Pie ‘n’ Mash broadsheet and window installation. Free
devonshirecollective.co.uk/event/live-letterpress-seaside-pie-mash-shop/

Fri 2 Dec – 7.30pm- 10.30pm @ DC1 Café, 67-69 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PL
Collective Live presents Jo Neary and Friends – Eastbourne Division, an alternative comedy night. £5
devonshirecollective.co.uk/event/collective-live-presents-jo-neary-friends-eastbourne-division

Fri 9 December 2016 – Sat 7 January 2017 @ DC1 Gallery, 67-69 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PL
COLLECTIVE: Greater Than The Sum Of The Parts. Free
Opening exhibition for Devonshire Collective curated by Judith Alder. Works by Judith Alder, Hermione Allsopp, Rachel Cohen, Susannah Douglas, Axel Hesslenberg, Suzanne O’Haire, Liv Pennington, Charlotte Still & Clare Whistler, Victoria Threlfall and Alexandra Valy
devonshirecollective.co.uk/event/launch-programme-judith-alder-exhibition/

NEW YEAR AND SPRING

Sat 7 Jan 2017 – 11am @ DC1 Gallery, 67-69 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PL
Judith Alder Collective Curator’s Talk. Free
devonshirecollective.co.uk/event/collective-curators-talk-judith-alder/

Thurs 26 Jan – Sat 11 Feb2017 @ DC1 Gallery, 67-69 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PL
Exhibition No 2 Curated by Danny Pockets. Free

Vincent Dance workshop – details to be confirmed

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