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What's On (and been going on)


13th July 2017
- CPR/AED Know How session, Main Hall, Church Rooms Warbleton

22nd July - 1st October 2017
- Sussex Open exhibition - Town Gallery Eastbourne

29th July 2017
- Warbleton & District Horticultural & Poultry Society
..Annual Flower Show on Rushlake Green
..Including Little Arts stand with info about Little Art on the Green
- The Tar Babies "Still living in the 60s" live music 
..7.30pm in the Marquee, following the Flower Show
..(tickets at the Rushlake Green Village Stores)

30th July 2017 - 6pm
- Hampers and Champers, Warbleton Brass Band,
..with guest opera singer Sidonie Winter
..Bring your own picnic . . . and chairs and blanket
..Free event with retiring collection.

4th August 2017 - 6.00pm
- The Mikado - Opera Anywhere production, Warbleton Church

6th August 2017 - 4.00pm
- Pastores Ensemble: Early Music recital, The Chantry, Turners Green

3rd - 6th August 2017
- The Sussex Guild contemporary Craft Show, Michelham Priory

11th August 2017
- Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company: The Commercial Traveller
..Outdoor theatre production on Rushlake Green

28th August 2017
- Le Marche, French Market - Hailsham
4th September 2017
- Lucinda Williams: De La Warr Pavilion
4th September 2017
- Deadline for Little Arts on the Green exhibitor applications
14th - 24th September 2017
- Hailsham Festival of Arts and Culture
23rd - 24th September 2017 - part of Hailsham Art Trail
- Little Arts on the Green, Open exhibition.
..Dunn Village Hall 10am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday
..Art works, photographs, sculptures and crafts by local contributors of all abilities
..Literary talks, art classes and poetry readings during the exhibition days
..Arts Cafe
..Private view 6-9pm Friday 22nd September

For a full listing of upcoming arts events and booking details - check out The Little Arts website



Welcome return for Pastores Ensemble

It was always hoped that the Little Arts festival would prompt more local arts groups to organise local events. So we're delighted to learn that Marion Pilbeam and the talented Pastores Ensemble are returning to the Chantry for another recital of Early Music, played on authentic instruments of the period. The concert - at 4.00pm on 6th August in the Chantry, Turners Green - will include works by Holborne, Woodcock, Dowland, Rossi, Cornysh and more, with a modern surprise new piece based on the Japanese poem White Fans. The ensemble will be joined by Amy Cunningham, soprano, for this concert. Tickets £7.00 (children free) with refreshments provided.
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Village Stores gets a fascia lift

To show its gratitude for all that Bobby, Rohani and the shop team did to support last year's Little Arts Festival, the Little Arts group has donated the distinctive new fascia lettering, hand-painted by local sign-writer Ian Adams of 'Signs of Style’. It is relatively unusual to find someone local (Ian is based up the road in Vines Cross) who can still offer the stylish authenticity of a hand-painted shop sign. So the Little Arts was delighted to be able to say thank you to Bobby whilst also supporting the work of a local craftsperson. Watch out for more changes to the shop front soon. And in the meantime don't forget to support our local shop by shopping their as often as you can.


Little Arts on the Green

You may have seen The Little Arts team, at this year's Rushlake Green Flower Show, launching the Little Art on the Green exhibition which will take place from 22nd to 24th September. The Little Arts flower show stand had examples of local artists' work and the team was on hand to provide advice on how to enter art or craft for the exhibition.

Other local artists, makers craftspeople at the Flower show included Little Arts regular Mark Austin and his beautiful wood turnings and engravings.

For the latest on local arts and how to enter your art for the Little Arts on the Green exhibition, go to the Little Arts website and facebook page via:


Now Warbleton Knows How

The Warbleton CPR and Defibrillator Know How session, run by volunteers from the Heathfield Community First Responders was well attended and much appreciated. Another Know How session is being planned for later in the year - probably October. The session will be for anyone who has not been to one yet, or who would like a refresher. If you'd like to put your name on the list to attend please contact:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

And , if you're still unsure about the benefits of CPR, and the need for nearby defibrillators, have a look at this recent story from the BBC about a man who was saved after being given CPR for 40 minutes:



Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum drop in on Warbleton Church

Opera Anywhere tours the U.K performing in unusual venues large and small, and combining beautiful singing with having fun. Over the years Opera Anywhere has proved to be a foundation to launch the careers of numerous established singers, many of whom now perform for International Opera Houses and have received prestigious awards. This highly original performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado starts at 6.00pm on Friday 4th August. Tickets from the website or phone 0333 666 3366

Yes, the Lucinda Williams - De La Warr Pavilion

'One of America's finest rock, folk, blues, and country music singer/songwriters performs at the De La Warr Pavilion this September.' This is an amazing coup, to get such a big name on our doorstep at Bexhill-on-Sea, and not to be missed. 'Hailed by Time magazine as “America’s best songwriter”, Lucinda Williams is a three-time Grammy winner whose distinctive style, expressive voice, and deeply personal songwriting has made her one of the most critically acclaimed artists of her era.' Tickets still available at time of writing this. .

For other news about local arts events and artists, check out the Little Arts website : and facebook page




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