Diverse Sussex – a group exhibition
November 8 @ 11:00 am - November 22 @ 5:00 pmFree - £10
Diverse Sussex – Eastbourne
Writing Our Legacy is pleased to present “Diverse Sussex – Eastbourne”, a two-week programme of art, culture and heritage events that aims to explore Sussex’s diverse heritage and population from Thurs 8 November to Thursday 22 November 2018 at DC1 Gallery in Eastbourne.
The programme will include a preview exhibition of Constructed Geographies, a new group show of 7 artists, plus Black History displays and a public programme including creative writing workshops, oral history workshops, talks, film and a special launch party.
At the heart of this programme, the events and exhibition aim to raise awareness of and to honour Eastbourne’s hidden diversity of people and culture. There are over 50 different languages spoken in the Devonshire Ward of Eastbourne, where the DC1 Gallery is based.
Displays and art works will explore Sussex’s own diverse heritage including the Beachy Head Lady, WW1 Afro Caribbean and Indian Soldiers, Afro Caribbean nurses in Sussex, and Sussex’s notable figures past and present such as John Agard, Grace Nicholls and Sarah Forbes Bonetta.
Writing Our Legacy is also capturing people’s stories about coming to or growing up in Sussex for its first anthology, Hidden Sussex (print & digital), which will be published in June 2019, supported by Arts Council England.
People of Black and ethnic minority heritage will be invited to submit their stories and writing for the anthology by email, as well as by sharing their stories through oral history recordings at events. Writing Our Legacy will also run taster workshops in 7 locations across East and West Sussex and Brighton to help people write their own stories.
The deadline for submissions is 1 April 2019 – further details will be published shortly.
The programme will build on Writing Our Legacy’s successful summer pilot BME community events across East Sussex, supported by East Sussex County Council’s Stronger Communities fund.
Diverse Sussex – Eastbourne programme is produced by Writing Our Legacy, with support from Heritage Eastbourne, Brighton & Hove Black History, African Night Fever, Diversity Lewes, Take The Space and This Too Is Real.
It is funded by Devonshire West Big Local and Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant.
For more information including tickets, see writingourlegacy.org.uk
When: Thursday 8 November – Thursday 22 November 2018
Where: DC1 Gallery, 67-69 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PL
Exhibition: Preview Constructed Geographies, a new group exhibition of 7 artists. It will include new work by Josef Cabey, Amanda Jobson and possibly others
Beachy Head Lady – forensic facial reconstruction sculpture, on loan from Heritage Eastbourne
WW1 Indian soldiers display, on loan from Brighton & Hove Black History