This is a question we expect to hear repeatedly over the next few months! Originating as a dish of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, onions and seasoning, the term has passed into common usage (well commonish, anyway) to mean a general mixture or miscellaneous collection. In any case, it's a great word, and - guess what - is alliterative with the name of our county, hence the title for our event on 15th June: "A Sussex Salmagundi". We've put together a brilliant cast including not only regular Crowborough Arts performers, but also some truly exceptional guests - and some big surprises! Our Salmagundi will include music, poetry, the retelling of local legends, the dramatisation of work by famous local authors, and much, much more. Reserve your tickets now, and tell all your friends and family: this is going to be an evening to remember!
It's a particularly murky day today, so cheer yourself up by finding out what's coming up from CA over the next few months. Our regular art workshops, book and play reading groups are lined up, plus some exciting music and talks. Well-known musician and lecturer Peter Medhurst visits us in May to talk about the relationship between music and painting - this will set out quickly, so get your tickets now! And this is all just for starters - more info will be going on the site in the near future, including a talk in October with acclaimed novelist and playwright Simon Brett.
The website has been brought up to date this very morning, so do have a look at what's happening - and put a note in your diary to join us at the AGM on 24th February for more news!
Brighten up these increasingly dark evenings with an early festive visit to our Winter exhibition at Penshurst's Porcupine Pantry. As well as the opportunity to view and purchase original artwork, the fantastic gift shop is open until 7.00 and all our visitors will be offered a glass of mulled wine. Everyone welcome, but please be sure to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll soon be calling for submissions for our annual winter exhibition at Penshurst, which opens on Wednesday 14th November. As with last year, we'll reserve part of the hanging space for pictures created as part of our 'Art in the Garden' partnership with Penshurst Place. With these lovely sunny autumn days we're having, it's the ideal opportunity to spend some time in the formal gardens at Penshurst drawing or painting.
Pictured below: some of the friendly fish in 'Diana's Bath'!
We have less than 10 tickets left for Leading Ladies, our celebration of women, taking place on Friday, 28th September. This is one of our miscellany events, featuring readings, poetry and sketches from familiar and new faces, plus the brilliant musicianship of Jo May and Sarah Matthews. We always sell out, so don't delay if you'd like to come!
Crowborough Arts has a stall at the Friends of Rotherfield and the Brook Surgery tomorrow. We've got lots of info about what we're up to, plus some cards for sale, generously donated by Crowborough Arts artists. All proceeds go to the Friends of the surgeries, so do support us ... and them!
So hot off the press, it hasn't even gone to press yet! But it is online, so click here to have a look at the latest newsletter.