From an ancient African woman found on Beachy Head, World War I Afro-Caribbean and Indian Soldiers to notable Sussex’s figures past and present such as John Agard, Grace Nicholls and Sarah Forbes Bonetta, DIVERSE SUSSEX honours the hidden diversity of Eastbourne’s people and culture.

The programme will run from 8-22 November 2018 at DC1 Cafe & Gallery in Eastbourne.

Diverse Sussex Eastbourne includes a preview of the exhibition Constructed Geographies, a group show of 7 artists that each approach the theme differently. The exhibition will travel around Sussex in spring 2019.

The aim of the Diverse Sussex Eastbourne programme is to honour and celebrate Eastbourne’s rich cultural heritage and diverse communities in the area, where over 50 different languages are spoken in the Devonshire Ward of Eastbourne, where the DC1 Gallery is based.

The programme is part of a wider project seeking to capture people’s stories about coming to or growing up in Sussex and will form the first Hidden Sussex anthology, due to be published in June 2019 and supported by Arts Council England.

Produced by Writing Our Legacy, with support from Heritage Eastbourne, Brighton & Hove Black History, African Night Fever, Diversity Lewes, Take The Space and This Too Is Real.

Funded by Devonshire West Big Local and Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant.

The address for all activity is:  DC1 Cafe & Gallery, 67-69 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PL


Preview: Constructed Geographies

Artists Josef Cabey, Amanda Jobson, Rikki Tarascas, and Judith Ricketts

Free exhibition

Thurs 8 – Thurs 22 Nov

Open Tues-Sat 11am-5pm

 

Black History displays

Black and Asian Soldiers during WW1

Time and Place project about NHS nurses in Sussex in 1950s and 1960s.

Free display

Thurs 8 – Thurs 22 Nov

Open Tues-Sat 11am-5pm


Weekly artist talks, workshops and evening events

All events will take place at DC1 Cafe & Gallery, 67-69 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PL.

Tickets will be sold online through Eventbrite or in person from DC1 Cafe & Gallery. 

Thurs 8 November 5-6pm

Constructed Geographies Artist Talk

£3 entry, free for Devonshire West residents

Tickets from Eventbrite eventbrite.co.uk/e/constructed-geographies-artist-talk-diverse-sussex-eastbourne-tickets-50571327201

 

Thurs 8 November 7-9pm

Launch event with DJ & food

DJ Task (African Night Fever) & food

£5 entry, free for Devonshire West residents & children under 16

Tickets from Eventbrite eventbrite.co.uk/e/launch-event-diverse-sussex-eastbourne-tickets-50572273030

 

Sat 10 Nov 11am-1pm

Creative writing taster workshop with Umi Sinha

£5, free for Devonshire West residents

12 spaces max – 5 free places for DW residents

Tickets from Eventbrite eventbrite.co.uk/e/hidden-sussex-creative-writing-taster-workshop-tickets-50572413450

 

 

 

Sat 10 Nov 1-3pm  

WW1 Indian soldiers talk by Brighton & Hove Black History

£3 entry, free for Devonshire West residents

Tickets on sale from Eventbrite eventbrite.co.uk/e/ww1-indian-soldiers-talk-tickets-50572743437

 

Sat 10 Nov 3-5pm 

Mask workshop with Rikki Tarascas

£5, free for Devonshire West residents

10 places max – 5 free reserved for residents

Tickets  from Eventbrite eventbrite.co.uk/e/mask-workshop-with-rikki-tarascas-tickets-50614877461

 

 

 

Fri 16 Nov 7-9pm 

Diverse Sussex social

Fever2Ray (African Night Fever) + food 

£5 entry, free for Devonshire West residents & children under 16

Tickets from Eventbrite eventbrite.co.uk/e/diverse-sussex-eastbourne-social-16-november-tickets-50576746410

Wed 21 Nov 6-8pm 

Creative writing taster workshop with Umi Sinha

£5, free for Devonshire West residents

Tickets from Eventbrite eventbrite.co.uk/e/hidden-sussex-creative-writing-taster-workshop-21-november-tickets-50572884860

 

 

 

Thurs 22 Nov 7-8.30pm

Beachy Head Lady talk

With Constructed Geographies artist Amanda Jobson

Jo Seaman, Heritage Manager, Eastbourne Borough Council

Jenny Williams, Director, Take the Space

£5, free for Devonshire West residents

Tickets from Eventbrite eventbrite.co.uk/e/beachy-head-lady-talk-tickets-50577041292

 

 

 

 

 


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