April 7th Hailsham Art Group - open art session at Gallery North, £5 per person. Tutored. Book. 7-9pm
April 9th Arlington Art Group - Special art session, 'cheese and wine' (bring along nibbles and drink to share as a social alongside our regular art session). £5/£2.50 AAG members.7-9pm
April 9th - Annual Art Competition OPENS at Arlington Bluebell Walk, Bates Green. 'Sussex in the Spring'. Entries on an A6 postcard, £1 per entry. Prize of art materials from the SAA. See website or the display at the Bluebell Walk for more details. Closing date is 1st June.
April 14th Hailsham Art Group - open art session at Gallery North, £5 per person. Tutored. Book. 7-9pm
April 15th Art in arlington - tutored session at Pickhams, £6. Book in advance. 2-4pm
April 16th NO ARLINGTON ART SESSION
April 18th - JUST ART. Arlington Arts Group will be exhibiting in Goward Hall, Cade Street as part of the Heffle Cuckoo Fair in aid of Demelza hospice for children, 10.30 - 4.30. Free admission.
April 21st Hailsham Art Group - open art session at Gallery North, £5 per person. Tutored. Book. 7-9pm
April 22nd Art in arlington - tutored session at Pickhams, £6. Book in advance. 2-4pm
April 23rd Arlington Art Group - Watercolour workshop with Jackie Hurwood-
£5. The focus will be on 'Boats in Harbours' and Jackie will do a short demo on her approach to this subject then everyone can have a go. Bring your own materials (watercolours) and a reference picture. 7-9.30pm
April 28th Hailsham Art Group - Painting Demonstration by Josie Tipler. £8. Book. 7-9pm
April 29th Art in arlington - tutored session at Pickhams, £6. Book in advance. 2-4pm
April 30th Arlington Art Group - Regular art session. £5/£2.50 AAG members.7-9pm
At the Arlington Arts Group AGM on Thursday 19th March it was decided to keep the rates for annual membership at £10 and meeting fees at £5 for visitors/ £2.50 for members. Membership benefits include PL insurance through the SAA, discounts on at materials purchased from the SAA plus discounts on fees for group events. If you have not yet renewed your membership, please do so as soon as possible.
We are holding an art show in the village hall on 25th/26th July to tie in with the combined church and village event and another art show in a Hailsham venue in September.
Lost French Connection?The Arlington Arts Group have been very pleased to welcome a French visitor to the group for three months. Chistophe came to the UK to improve his English language skills for his job and was introduced to the Art group through his English host.It is a while since we have had French visitors - our last visit from representatives from our twinned parish, Ponches Estruval in Picardy, was in 2011 when we were treated to a fabulous classical concert in the church and our last visit to them was in 2013 when 2 of us exhibited work in their church and the Cajun Dawgs provided music for their festival meal. The link between Arlington and Ponches Estruval is a cultural exchange forged between the 2 church parishes with the help of Interreg funding in 2008. It would be a great shame to lose this link so I would welcome suggestions of how we can include a French cultural exchange into this year's village events.