diep- haven

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diep~haven is a cross-channel festival of contemporary creation which takes place annually in East Sussex and Normandy, rooted in the towns of Newhaven and Dieppe. Built through a process of collaboration and exchange, diep~haven understands that cultural activity plays an essential role in constructing the way that we live together.

We host international artists in residence across our extended cross-channel territory, working in partnership with local businesses, cultural and community organisations, to support artists in the creation of new works.

During our summer festival, we present new contemporary artworks as part of a wider programme of exhibitions, events and engagement projects, structured around a central theme.

Events in NEWHAVEN

Contre Point 1: Still Life - Avenue

Freya Gabie

1st-8th July

West Beach, Newhaven

As part of her residency project at Chateau de Bosmelet in Normandy, Freya Gabie presents ‘Avenue’, an extension of her site-specific installation in the grounds of the chateau.

The Garden (1990) by Derek Jarman

11th August, 19.00

Hillcrest Community Centre, Newhaven

Derek Jarman once compared his garden and the bleak landscape around his house in Dungeness, Britain’s only desert, to the Garden of Eden. In his film ‘The Garden’ this landscape forms the backdrop for a loose narrative that focuses on homsexuality and Christianity - connected to Jarman’s own subjective musings on these subjects - tempered by the reality of his own mortality, coming after his HIV/AIDS diagnosis.

Colour Farm Workshop
18 August, 9.00-11.00

The Shipping Container, West Beach, Newhaven
£4 - all ages welcome

From 25 August - 2 September a shipping container is made home to a colour farm on Newhaven’s West Beach. Julia Bush experiments in the temporary colour garden with woad, indigo and madder as well as shrubs and plants. Inside, landscape paintings by Nicholas Bush are interpretations of Newhaven and the English Channel.

Nicholas and Julia Bush will lead a workshop on growing, drawing and depicting the surrounding landscape, using colour in many forms including plants and natural pigments including chalk, indigo and local flora. Please bring a white handkerchief with you to dye.  

In Between – Dieppe to Newhaven

A Floating Garden

Cross-Channel Ferry/ Ferry Transmanches

15 July - 31 August

15 Juillet- 31 Aout

Private View 22 July, 15.30 (Newhaven Ferry Terminal)

Mark Brown, Alice Schÿler Mallet, Clemence Lebouvier


Inanimate Object, or a complete cycle of the soil

National Trust Sheffield Park and Garden

1 July - 31 August

1er Juillet- 31 Aout

Private View 1 July 12.00

Gabriela Albergaria

A Longer View

Bishopstone Railway Station

20 July – 31 August

20 Juillet- 31 Aout

Preview 17 July, 12.00-15.00 & 18.00-20.00

Nick Sayers and Newhaven Schools

Maze/ Arabesque

Great Dixter

Northiam, Rye

28 July – 27 August

28 Juillet - 27 Aout

Preview 27 July 18.30

Valérie Eglès

Working the Earth/ The Working Earth


St George’s Place, Brighton

1-12 August

1er- 12 Aout

Preview 31 July 18.30

Ève Chabanon & Theo Shields, John Newling, Aurélie Sement, Gertrude Jekyll


Phoenix Brighton

Waterloo Place, Brighton

1-19 August

1er- 19 Aout

Preview 31 July 18.30

Gabriela Albergaria, Suzanne Walsh, Sarah Duffy, Joey, Holder, Azadeh Fatehrad, Essi Kausalainen, Rachel Pimm, Gertrude Jekyll

Prospect for the More-Than-Human

Brighton Photo Fringe 2018

Regency Townhouse, Hove

1-30 October

1er- 30 Octobre

Matthew Beach