Crowborough Artists Open Studios
4th to 5th September
Crowborough Arts is a community arts organisation that covers all aspects of the arts – music, literature, drama/performance, poetry and the visual arts. Over 150 members support and participate in the various activities that are put on throughout the year.
2020 was Crowborough Arts’ tenth birthday, but sadly all their events were cancelled because of the pandemic. However, this year a bumper programme is planned to make up for lost time, and as well as the exciting concerts and literary events that are already booked, their annual Open Studios is planned for September. It looks like a special year for the exhibition and will feature artists from Brighton, Fairwarp, Mayfield and Tunbridge Wells as well as work by more local artists. Crowborough Arts try to provide venues for people to share if they do not have their own space, which makes it more interesting for visitors as they can view the work of several artists in one venue.
Following on from the Open Studios, on 9th October at Crowborough Community Centre, the ZRI Band perform ‘Adventures with Charlie Chaplin’. Part concert, part film screening, the audience is transported to the melting pot of early 20th Century New York, where jazz, klezmer and classical music intertwine in film soundtracks. ZRI match the wit, virtuosity and sheer brilliance of Chaplin in his creative prime as they perform live alongside his early classic ‘The Adventurer’. The show brought the house down at the Royal Albert Hall, so it will be a night to remember in Crowborough.
For full details visit www.crowborough-arts.org.uk.
pictured at top: ZRI Band