Highlights of events 2009
10 – 12 December 2009
An irresistible mix of performance, fantasy and festive craft – to make your christmas shopping an unforgettable experience… Browse through the Hall of Stalls with it’s fabulous array of jewellery, ceramics, textiles and other gorgeous gifts from specially selected local designer makers. Over three days our magical menu of performances includes aerialists, opera, rap and pop in a specially created winter wonderland.
Young People’s Performance Showcase
9 December 2009
Top artists from AudioActive’s Hip Hop Foundation in Brighton including UK DMC finalists Surgical Cuts and Hines (Slip Jam B) ran master classes for all levels in Hastings and Rye and culminated in 10 minute Platform Performances.
Masterclasses at The School
10th October 2009
Award winning graphic novelist Julian Hanshaw ran a day long masterclass. a broad range of students learned how to select and visualise the dramatic moments in a story to create their own comic strip. This masterclass is a potential forerunner to a 12 week course to produce a bound collection of illustrated short stories.
7th October 2009
Our bi-monthly lunch for resident artists and companies has become so popular, we have had to move to the function room to accommodate us all! A great opportunity to meet new residents, catch up on the latest news and events.
Hearts and Bones
2 – 4 October 2009
Works on canvas and paper from Surrealist artists Kathleen Fox, Guy Girard and Wedgwood Steventon. Parisian artist Guy Girard was resident at The School through September. He exhibited works created during his residency as well as collaborating with Kathleen and Wedgwood using a joint action painting technique.
Todds Gallery presents
At the Seashore of Worlds
Paintings by Kate Walters
25 – 27 September 2009
Twice shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Cornish artist Kate Walters returned to the area with an exhibition of her latest works presented by Todds Gallery.
12, 13, 19 and 20 September 2009
A chance to visit the work of our resident painters, illustrators, sculptors, weavers, jewellers and textile artists as part of Coastal Currents Arts Festival. Plus free taster workshops run by Nick Archer and Danny Pockets.
9, 12, 13, 19 and 20 September 2009
A provocative and exciting multi-media installation curated by Danny Pockets and Nikki Tompsett featuring the work of 20 artists from Sheffield, London and East Sussex.
Acts of Boobiness
9 September 2009
A performance installation lasting four hours during which time spectators were free to come and go as they wish. The resulting works were on view during Open Studios fortnight.
25, 26 and 27 August 2009
Lorraine Moynehan of What Goes Up introduced participants to aerial work (trapeze, rope, silks). The workshops were both physically challenging and dramatically inspiring, exploring transitions from the floor to higher levels and painted strong visual images in the air.
Get Creative this Summer
Aerialism Skills, 27, 28, 29 July / Street Art 29, 30, 31 July / Make a Film 29, 30, 31 July / Weaving 4, 5, 6 August / Graphic Novel 17, 18, 19 August
The School hosted our first summer programme of activities for young people in Rother in partnership with the Youth Development Service. An exciting range of free activities for young people age 12 to 16.
Young People’s Performance Showcase
17 June 2009
Top artists from AudioActive’s Hip Hop Foundation in Brighton including UK DMC finalists Surgical Cuts and Hines (Slip Jam B) ran masterclasses for all levels in Hastings and Rye and culminated in 10 minute Platform Performances.
RUNWAY at Rye: Roz Cran and Sharon Haward
Residency by RUNWAY artists without studios (a network based in Hastings and St. Leonards) May 2009.
Open afternoon 30 May 2009.
sharonhaward.com / www.rozcran.co.uk
Panel Discussion with Oral Historian and Broadcaster Alan Dein
26 May 2009
Members of the public are invited to attend a discussion on the theme:
‘The use of buildings in transition as a community resource in rural areas’.
18 April 2009
A chance to visit the brand new Creative Centre and discover what’s on offer, visit our Open Studios and meet the artists, take part in some taster workshops and contribute to our Memories project.
Creative Partnerships Training Day: Introduction to Working in Schools, 25 February 2009
Aimed at people in the creative industries that haven’t worked in schools. A thorough introduction to working in schools, and the basics of Creative Partnerships practice. The day included the nuts and bolts of CRB checks and insurance, working in partnership with schools, the challenges of working with young people, plus practical ideas for workshops.
Class and Corruption
25 January 2009
An invitation to participate with an exciting new musical production for June 2009 in Rye. Singing workshop with west-end M.D. Steve Clark, meet the C&C team, tea and cake. Everyone was welcome – bathroom singers especially!