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Artwave Launch

Pelham House are throwing an Artwave launch event with Brighton gypsy jazz band Belleville providing the music. The band, heavily influenced by Django Reinhart, are a fivesome featuring two guitars, a fiddle, a double bass and, best of all, a tuba. Their music has been likened to ‘a Buster Keaton or a Harold Lloyd chase’ but we are assured they are a fine band, who participated in the Lewes Guitar Festival last year. The sculpture garden will be full of the work of eight artists, and painter Dan Brennin will be opening an exhibition of his work. Dan divides his time between gardening and painting gardens. There’s a Japanesey feel to his artwork.

There will also be a number of craftspeople demonstrating their trade: some will let you have a go. As this includes potter Mohammed Hammid, entertainment value here should be high. You can also have a go at making batik. There will be spinning and weaving and letter-cutting demonstrations, and local printer Caroline Trant will be demonstrating the art of bookmaking. There will also be a gazebo for the kids to practice their artwork. Circa will be providing a barbeque, though this will not be included in the ticket price. Pelham House has a beautiful garden perfect for this sort of event: in the event of rain, activities will be moved inside to the Chamber Room. AG

Turning Japanese – Dan Brennin’s garden-inspired paintings at
Pelham House

Pelham House, St Andrews Lane, Lewes
When? Barbeque from midday, activities from 2pm
How Much? Advance tickets £15 (family of 2+2) £6 adults £3 kids. On door £20/£10/£5. Under 5’s free.
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