This week meeting up at the Towner Gallery
A Radical View: William Gear as Curator 1958–64 (if you want to know more, click on this link to go to the relevant page on the Towner website).
About Motcombe Gardens
If you don't know this small garden it is a little hidden gem providing great subject matter with Bowling green, pond an historic round flint-built dovecote with a conical tiled roof. Originally part of a farm yard the 9th Duke of Devonshire gave the garden to the town of Eastbourne in 1909. The pond is the source of the Bourne stream from which ‘East Bourne’ got its name.
Over to Anne's over blown tomato plants
Hope you are all safe and sound after this last week’s weather – I’m getting a bit paranoid about the wind blowing things down but so far it’s only blown over one of my tomato plants – nothing structural thank goodness.
Last week out-side
What a pity last week’s visit to The Long House was rained off, only Jeremy & Maureen braved the rain but they have reported back that is wasn’t wet all the time and it was well worth the trip just to see the garden – which was fabulous. We must plan to go there next year if we can. (They even got given homemade cakes and Earl Grey tea – so well worth a return visit. At least it meant that our decision to keep the Downs hall open on Fridays has proved its worth, with 15 members sheltering from the worst of the storms.
SAA exhibition in Islington
Bill & I went to the SAA exhibition in Islington, a 3 hour journey there and a mind bending (backside aching) 4 hours back, the traffic and rain were horrendous but as usual L J Edwards provided a great driver and we all arrived home safe and sound. I must admit I was a bit disappointed with the show this year, many of the demonstrators were working on the same paintings as before and the discounts were not really worth the expense of the trip and entry ticket. I did of course spend too much money and Bill was good company on the coach – even if he did snore most of the way home!
On behalf of the club sent a donation in memory of Janet Richmond to Eastbourne DC as requested by her family, thank you all who donated.
Don’t forget — Monthly Coffee Morning
Don’t forget you are all invited (with partners/ guests) to the monthly Coffee Morning at the Seaford Head Golf Club on Monday 3rd August between 10 and 12, I have asked for cakes to be available but can’t guarantee them (sorry Pete Baker). You will also have the opportunity of seeing our pictures on display in the entrance hall.
News about the Post Card Challenge (from Bill Savidge).
Some additional news about the last Pop up at the Crypt, confirming how well SAC was represented and thank all for their participation in both the exhibition and the post card challenge.
Ron Whiley won first prize with his beautiful painting of the cliffs at Seaford and Lisa won third prize with her very colourful cat. Thanks to the generosity of the participants in either buying back their postcards or selling them a total of £170 was raised for the Beachy Head Chaplaincy Fund.