The Trench Brothers Exhibition and workshops
Aug
4
to Nov 4

The Trench Brothers Exhibition and workshops

THE TRENCH BROTHERS INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION: A CREATIVE RESPONSE TO THE HIDDEN STORIES OF ETHNIC MINORITY SOLDIERS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Take an ID card to follow the journeys of soldiers from the Indian Army and British West Indies Regiment through photographic documentation, uniformed model puppets, children’s artwork and audio recordings of their Letters Home set to music with composers, and interactive elements exploring uniforms and rations. Make a poppy with your own message for our special remembrance wall.

New for the South East are findings of a new research project exploring the Indian Military Hospitals in Brighton and the British West Indies Regiment training camp in Seaford.

The Trench Brothers Exhibition is supported by a programme of Public Events which you can find out more information about below.

Wednesday 8th August, 2pm – 4pm

Meet the Curator

Explore some of the Fort’s First World War Artefacts and bring your own. These sessions are drop-in so no need to book.

Normal Fort charges apply

Sunday 19th August

All Day – Nursing at the Front – come and meet new recruit Nurse Peggy as she prepares for work at the Front.

10.30am – 12.30pm – Take Cover – First World War based drama workshop for Children aged 8-13 yrs, led by Freya Wynn-Jones, animateur and Director of the Trench Brothers performance at Brighton Dome.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Please call 02173 517622 or email fortinfo@waveleisure.co.uk to book.

1pm – 4pm – Make a Poppy or Sopwith Camel – drop-in craft sessions

Normal Fort charges apply

Wednesday 22nd August, 2pm – 4pm

Meet the Curator

Explore some of the Fort’s First World War Artefacts and bring your own. These sessions are drop-in so no need to book.

Normal Fort charges apply

Sunday 26 August

All day – make a poppy or Sopwith Camel drop-in craft sessions

2pm – Trench Brothers: The Sussex Connection

Local researchers talk about exploring the unknown stories of ethnic minority soldiers. Introduction to the project and Q&A session

Places must be booked in advance by calling the Fort on 01273 517622 or emailing fortinfo@waveleisure.co.uk

Normal Fort charges apply for both

 

The Trench Brothers Exhibition was created in 2017 to develop the themes and creative approach developed in the Trench Brothers primary school project which has visited 40 schools in London and Lancashire since 2014. It offers a range of arts-embedded heritage activities such as artefacts handling, costumed interpreter, composition and puppet making workshops which culminate in performances of the specially commissioned music theatre work by composers Julian Joseph and Richard Taylor set to a libretto by Tertia Sefton-Green which will be performed at Brighton Dome on 17 October at 7pm. www.brightondome.org

For more information about Trench Brothers visit HMDT Music’s website: http://www.hmdt.org.uk/hmdtmusic/trenchbrothers/

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Aeolian Talk
Sep
2
2:00 PM14:00

Aeolian Talk

Fort Process Dispersion presents:  aeolian talk with Max Eastley, an artist who combines kinetic sculpture and sound into a unique art form.   Starting at 2pm, the talk will be approx 1 hour long with a 30 minute discussion afterwards.

Limited to 60 tickets

Book your FREE ticket HERE

 

 

 
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Festival of Belonging
Aug
27
10:00 AM10:00

Festival of Belonging

The first (and most definitely not the last) Newhaven Festival of Belonging.

Organised by local professionals Anthony Peters and Nicki Day, this promises to be a Bank Holiday to remember.

Gather in Newhaven Town Centre for 10am and join the colourful procession including Newhaven's best, Earthquake Drummers, Bonfire Society, Town Crier and the children carrying their bespoke umbrellas. There will be a real buzz as the atmosphere rises and in celebration of what Newhaven means to everyone and as part of the fabulous Morag Myerscough project, the procession will work its way to the RNLI building where Haven Harmonies will sing, and the procession will continue up to The Fort.

VOLUNTEER TO HELP HERE

On this ONE DAY ONLY the entrance to The Fort is FREE and you will experience music, singing, dance, fabulous food, stall holders, puppets and much more. Celebrate your own sense of belonging and wrap yourself in the atmosphere as Newhaven welcomes the Bandstand. The spirit of Los Angeles artist Corita Kent has been channelled with this project, inviting locals to reflect on the concept of ‘belonging’ by making banners to adorn its crown.  The project accompanies the exhibition Get With The Action: Corita Kent, showing at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft from 5 May – 14 October 2018.

Click below for the Festival website or contact Nicki Day on nickilday17@gmail.com

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Sit the Downs
Aug
26
8:00 AM08:00

Sit the Downs

FREE EVENT  *****SOLD OUT*****

Inspired by his love of the South Downs around Newhaven and his work as a meditation teacher, Alistair Appleton is leading a group meditation practice on the cliffs by the Newhaven Fort. Weather permitting it will be on Sunday morning on the 26th August.

We’ll meet at the roundel on the way up to the Fort and talk about the practice - “Breathing up from the Earth” - and then head up to the Nature Reserve to practice. Once we’re done we’ll gather for a debrief and some tea.

Register your free place here

Alistair Appleton is a broadcaster, psychotherapist and meditation teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Film- Three Colours White
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Film- Three Colours White

Three Colours Blue, White, Red –  a rare opportunity to see all three of these Art House classics screened in three different cinemas over consecutive Saturdays as part of Artwave 2018.

Screenings will be introduced by professional colour theorists – looking in more depth at the history of each colour.

Saturday 18 August – Three Colours Blue – Depot, Lewes

Saturday 25 August  - Three Colours White – Krzysztof Kieslowski

Hillcrest Cinema, Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven

Spinning her amazing Colour Wheel, art historian Alexandra Loske will provide a brief history of colour to precede the screening of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s film Three Colours: White at Hillcrest Cinema, and will talk about our very special relationship with the colour white.

The Hillcrest Cafe will be open for food.

Saturday 2 September  - Three Colours Red – Towner Film, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne.

For more information on this and other Artwave events  see www.artwavefestival.org

Supported by Lewes District Council

 

Read about the Hillcrest Cinema Club

 

 
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Community Mosaic Making
Aug
25
to Aug 27

Community Mosaic Making

Three workshops over three days.

Help make and replace the Chapel Street mosaics.

Newhaven Fort Activity Room

Sat 25th - 2-3pm, 3-4pm & 4-5pm

Sunday 26th - 2-3pm, 3-4pm & 4-5pm

Age 5 and above. All abilities welcome!

Book your FREE tickets for Sat 25th & Sun 26th  HERE

Monday 27th - DROP IN SESSIONS- NO TICKET REQUIRED

Newhaven Fort Romney Hut

2-3pm, 3-4pm & 4-5pm

Age 5 and above. All abilities welcome!

Supported by 

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Open Call
Aug
25
to Sep 3

Open Call

THIS WEEKEND!!!!!!! Saturday August 25th!!

Visit the fabulous exhibition which opens this weekend!

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Newhaven Open Call is a new and exciting artist led initiative inviting local people and visitors to the area to make a new piece of art about Newhaven.

One piece of work from each participant will be exhibited at UTC, Harbourside, Newhaven during the last weekend in August and the first weekend of September and is an Artwave event.

The idea is to make art, in any medium based on a personal experience of being in the town, responding to locations, artefacts, nature, or social or political agendas.

 

 
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Waterborne
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Waterborne

Visit the Newhaven Gig Club and enjoy the waterborne activities of this amazing, young club.  Accelerating in the past eighteen months to two boats and counting, this young community led group welcome people of all ages to get down and sweaty in the name of health and wellbeing. Raise your competitive spirit or just get a sense of incredible wellbeing. 

On this day however, come and witness our very first regatta with visiting crews and lots of excitement as gigs race to Southease and back, out to sea and back to Newhaven.

Lots of fun for absolutely everyone.

 

Read about Newhaven Gig Club

Supported by 

 

 

 
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Colour The Town!
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Colour The Town!

FREE EVENT

10am - 1pm

A fabulous holiday activity for families to arrive and add some colour to their town centre

The theme of Artwave this year is COLOUR so we hope that locals and visitors may enjoy getting creative and chalking on the pavements, ready for the arrival on Bank Holiday of the amazing, colourful Festival of Belonging.

All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

Meet at the top of the pedestrian high street, outside the Royal Mail parcel office.

With some expert guidance from Madeleine McClellan and Melanie Crawshaw make your colourful mark on the town.

Please register a FREE family ticket here so we have an idea of numbers!

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Salon 69
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Salon 69

Thrice to Thrine, and Thrice to Mine, and Thrice Again to Make up 9

Stories of distinction, fantasy and adventure recounted live with just two rules: no scripts and only NINE minutes each.

We invite you to listen to 6 unique and varied acts for a strict 9 minutes each. A homemade locally sourced tasty supper will be served after the acts. 

The 6 x 9 Salon has popped up in many homes through London, Lewes, and has now arrived in Newhaven – an industrial and beautiful town on the East Sussex coast. 

We are stepping out of the sitting room into the RNLI building situated on the River Ouse, in Newhaven. Home to our heroic lifeboatmen.

Tickets; £10 (includes supper)

Book your tickets HERE

 

 
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Look Up Newhaven with Dr Cara Courage
Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

Look Up Newhaven with Dr Cara Courage

Fort Process Dispersion presents: Look Up Newhaven with Dr Cara Courage - an informal urban ramble through Newhaven to take in architectural history and details one storey or more up. All participants encouraged to come with their own local knowledge and favourite buildings and places to add to the route. Meet at the train station for an 11am prompt start. The ramble will last approximately 1. 5 hours and will include some inclines.

Find out more HERE

Booking essential. Book your FREE ticket HERE

 

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Speak Easy- AT RNLI BUILDING, WEST QUAY, NEWHAVEN
Aug
19
10:30 AM10:30

Speak Easy- AT RNLI BUILDING, WEST QUAY, NEWHAVEN

FREE EVENT

***PLEASE NOTE***- The Sussex Express coverage states this is being held elsewhere. IT IS AT THE RNLI BUILDING , WEST QUAY, NEWHAVEN***

On Sunday 19th August, as part of the opening programme of the Festival, Alistair Appleton will be interviewing inhabitants of Newhaven (or fans of the place) in an intimate one-on-one setting, to speak all your thoughts and views on the town and surrounding landscape of Newhaven.

What’s your favourite part of the town? What’s the downside of living here? What happened for you here? Is there a magic spot that summons memories for you?

In sessions from 1 minute to a maximum of 5, Alistair will facilitate and encourage people to express themselves either on video or audio. Depending on mood, you can decide which on the day! So it’s an intimate chat - but also saved for posterity. If you’re happy, your interview will then be woven together into a montage of Newhaveners talking about their town.

Email in advance, or come along on the day if you feel you'd like to say something about this special town.

Alistair Appleton is a broadcaster, psychotherapist and meditation teacher.

10.30am - 4.30pm

Just take a chance and turn up, or email  : theoldforgeopenhouse@gmail.com

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Open Air Movie Night- Back to the Future
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

Open Air Movie Night- Back to the Future

Cinestock presents

Back to The Future- PG

Come join us at one of the most steeped in History venues for miles around, as we return for our second year of Open Air Screenings at Newhaven Fort. Where we show another 80’s classic film.

A truly unique and stunning setting for our film screenings this summer, sit back relax as the sun sets over the Fort, have a look around the Fort before the film starts. Listen to fantastic live music that we provide before every film screening we do. 

With the help of a wacky scientist, a young teen travels back to 1955 in a Delorean turned time-machine. Once there, he meets his parents, still teenagers, but his presence throws things out-of-whack and he must ensure they fall in love and get married or else he'll never come to exist.

Gates open at 7pm - Film starts at 8.30pm

Adult 16 & over £12 advanced £15 on the door

Child 15 and under £8 advanced & £11 on the door.

Couples tickets £21 advanced & £26 on the door

plus many more options on our website for family/group booking

All tickets will be refunded if the event does not go ahead.

You can bring along chairs, bean bags, deck chairs, cushions & blankets or book one of our seating options. VIP blankets, airbeds and pillows for hire. See website for more details.

You are allowed to bring food to this venue but great hot food & drinks will also be for sale.

It can be cold in the evenings so be weather aware.

Book your tickets here :  cinestock.co.uk

 

 
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Bird Bath
Aug
18
to Aug 24

Bird Bath

For the first week of the Newhaven Festival from Saturday 18th till Friday the 24th, St. Michael’s church is being transformed into a restorative space to bathe in the sound of Newhaven birdsong.

It’s a simple idea. From morning till evening the church is going to be filled with field recordings of birdsong taken in the hills, cliffs and woodlands surrounding our town. You can come for as long or as little as you like. Sit in silence in the beautiful 12th century Norman church and bathe in the surround-sound of birds.

There’s no extra info, no chatting, no interactions necessary. Just a longing for some still time in this architectural jewel of the town.

Open 10.30am - 5.30pm each day 

Curated by Alistair Appleton, with field recordings from Newhaven acoustic artist Alice Eldridge and the kind support of Rev. Martin Miller and members of St. Michael’s congregation.

Banner image: With kind permission from Alex Banyai

If you are interested in volunteering, 2 people are needed each period to invigilate in the church. Each is a 2 hour period.

Volunteer HERE

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Procession Parasol Workshops
Aug
15
10:30 AM10:30

Procession Parasol Workshops

FREE EVENT- ON TODAY!!!

DROP IN AVAILABLE for 3pm session!!! at The Hillcrest Centre

10.30 session - SOLD OUT

1pm session - SOLD OUT

3pm session - NOW OPEN TO ALL AGES! DROP IN!!!

Come decorate  a summer parasol to take home and to twirl on Bank Holiday Monday for the Belonging Festival if you are coming! Starts at 10am in the town centre. . 

The workshop is at The Hillcrest Centre and run by Carol Havard

**GET FREE TICKETS FROM THE HILLCREST CENTRE OFFICE**

or 

Book online HERE

or book with a form on the promotional flyers & drop in at Newhaven Town Council

18, Fort Road, Newhaven

10.30 - 12  Families with children up to the age of 18- 

1 - 2.30  Families with children up to the age of 18

3 - 4.30  NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING FOR ALL AGES

Read about Carol

Start Art and Smart Art runs during term time at the Hillcrest Community Centre and has been offering local children and teenagers fun learning programmes since 1995.

Holiday Learning has been established successfully with Art Technique sessions in the school holidays for organisations including: Family Learning with East Sussex County Council and Sussex Community Association and Youth Support Centre at The Village Centre, Portslade. Play Team Projects, Holiday Play Schemes and Community Family and Children Projects ‘Soup and Stomp’ Active For Life Team. Fort Newhaven.

Supported by Newhaven Town Council

 

 

 

 

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