Crowborough Arts supports the arts, and arts practitioners in our area.
During the current COVID-19 outbreak, like so many other organisations, we have had to suspend our programme for the time being. However, we've decided to use this website to keep in touch, and to create a space for use as a showcase for our members' work. So we're inviting you to contribute - perhaps a new painting or photograph you'd like to share, a poem - your own or one you think might strike a chord at this time - or perhaps a short story. We'll also be including the latest news about CA's planned activities for later in the year, for example, Open Studios.
Please do get in touch if you'd like to contribute. The page will take shape over time, but please email Gaye with your suggestions and ideas. In particular, if you'd like to be featured as an artist, with a picture of you or your work, and would be willing to give a short telephone interview, we'd love to hear from you.
Now see what we've put together so far, and make sure to scroll all the way down!
Inspired by Art
Paintings from the Lockdown
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Because we've been unable to go ahead with our plans for Open Studios this year, our visual arts members have been invited display their work via an online exhibition. Each artist has their own page with pictures for sale. Click here to go the site.
We're getting so many contributions, we've set up an archive for earlier items. Click here!
Brighten Up with a Mini-Shawl!
Frances Durtnall has shared these images of the delightful mini-shawls that she's been working on during isolation. She usually sells them at various markets, but of course that's not possible at the moment.
Frances' mini-shawls might be just the gift to cheer up someone you know. If you'd like to get in contact with her, please email Gaye and she will put you in touch.
CA People: Erica Adams
Another long-term CA member, Erica is probably best known to us as a visual artist. However, here she tells her story of how she came to publish her first novel:
Part 1: The Conception of The Pig and I
In 1994 a friend gave me the book Writing the Blockbuster Novel by Al Zuckerman. Eagerly, I had read every word and made copious notes. At that time I was writing a novel set one hundred years in the future and I incorporated what I had learnt from the Blockbuster book into its planning. I had written a detailed synopsis and the first seven chapters and, full of excitement, I sent Twenty Ninety-Five to Al Zuckerman’s Writers House Office in New York. Surely he would be interested: I had followed all his guidelines.
Read the rest of Erica's story here.
As physical meetings are not possible at the moment, members have been meeting via Zoom, Click here for the latest titles and to find out what they thought!