Rushlake Green Village Leaf

Green Shoots September 2017


What's On (and been going on)


19th August - 3rd September 2017
- Art Wave. Artists and makers Trails (see article)
Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven and the rural areas.
2nd September 2017 - 12pm - 1.00pm
- Pastores Ensemble - Crossing Borders Tour
Adur Arts Forum, St. Mary de Haura Church, Shoreham

4th September 2017
- Lucinda Williams: De La Warr Pavilion
4th September 2017
- Deadline for Little Arts on the Green exhibitor applications
Application forms at the shop
7th September 2017. Starts 7.15pm
Publicly Accessible Defibrillator (PAD)
Free demo session by Heathfield Community First Responders
Kings Church, Station Road, Heathfield
9th & 10th September 2017
- Laughton Autumn Show, Laughton Show Ground, BN8 6BN
14th - 24th September 2017
- Hailsham Festival of Arts and Culture
Two workshops at The Studio, Causeway Farm Barn,
Bodle Street Green BN27 4UA
Part of the Hailsham Arts festival Rural Arts Trail
Friday 22nd September 2017 10.30 - 4.00 pm.
Fun with Nuno Felting Day: Ali Rabjohns is the Tutor ( and places are filling fast.
- Come and enjoy making a beautiful scarf  or just play with ideas
- All materials provided (good ones!) and the cost is £50.
Saturday 23rd September 2017 10.30 - 4.00 pm.
Crochet for All: with Tatyana Hockings as the Tutor.
- Russian heritage of crochet is Tatyana's background.
- We can adapt to two sessions morning and afternoon, so whole day cost is £50 and half day is £25.
- All materials provided.
Hurry hurry as both courses are small groups.
Bring your own lunch and we provide light refreshments either side.
Suitable for all abilities.
Or for more information ring Julia Desch on 01323 832781
22nd September 2017 - 6pm to 9pm
- Little Arts on the Green - Open Art exhibition - Preview - Many of the artists will be present
..Dunn Village Hall
Sat 23rd September 2017
- Little Arts on the Green, exhibition and arts cafe open - 10am to 4pm
..Dunn Village Hall
..Art works, photographs, sculptures and crafts by local contributors of all abilities
11am-12pm Talk by Judy Tarling (Free)
2-4pm Watercolour workshop by Jo Hudson (£5 booking required)
Sun 24th September 2017 - 10am to 4pm
- Little Arts on the Green, exhibition and arts cafe open - 10am to 4pm
Dunn Village Hall
10am-12pm Observational drawing and mark-making with Sophie Douglas (£5 booking required) 
2-3pm 'A world of imagination' short talk and poetry reading by Julia Desch (Free)

Little Arts on the Green - register by Monday 4th Sept

This year's Little Arts on the Green will take place from 22nd to 24th September, in the Dunn Village Hall. This is an open exhibition, and everyone is very welcome to put one or two pieces in. It can be anything or everything from a painting, drawing photograph to a piece of sculpture or ceramics, a wood carving, a tapestry or an art installation. If you'd like to enter something, all you need to do is register by Monday 4th September. There are application forms in the shop or you can email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This year's Little Arts on the Green weekend includes a literary talk by Judy Tarling, a poetry session led by Julia Desch, A water colour workshop run by Jo Hudson and an observational drawing and mark-making session with Sophie Douglas. These sessions are already booking up fast, so check out the leaflets and the facebook page for how to enrol.

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:


Village stores information locally

Ian Adams ( has completed the new signage of the village shop, which now includes 'Local information' - a dedicated are of display for local notices and ads. If you want to place an ad in the window, please speak to any member of the store team.
The Little Arts is pleased to have been able to support the design and creation of the new signage and info window, as a thank you to the Village Shop for all its continuing assistance with local arts projects.



Publicly Accessible Defibrillator - free demo session

Volunteers from the Heathfield Community First Responders are running a free Publicly Accessible Defibrillator demonstration in the Kings Church, Station Road, Heathfield at 7.15pm on 7th September. If you have not yet attended one of their very informative sessions, this is a great opportunity to learn about an essential emergency aid. And with defibrillators (AEDs) now installed locally in Rushlake Green, Warbleton, Bodle Street Green, Punnetts Town, Cade Street and Old Heathfield its important for as many as possible of the residents local to these areas to understand what to do in an emergency.


Art Wave 2017 - Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven and rural areas

There's still time to some of the many studios and galleries in this amazing arts trail. Artists like Sarah Burgess here (exhibitor 129) offer a warm welcome for visitors to their working studios - savour the rich aroma of turpentine and oils while you chat with the artist!

There are over 500 artists taking part this year and yet many of the locations are easily reached. For example in the Lewes trail, many of the studios and galleries are within easy walking distance of the town centre. For more details or


Village history in the making

It was with great sadness that we learned that Peter Collins passed away peacefully on August 16th aged 88. Peter's Funeral is at Eastbourne Crematorium, on Monday 4th September at 2.30pm. Family flowers only but donations, if desired, to the Alzheimers Society. Karen's contact number is on the shop info board.

Peter was well known to many locals as a cheerful and indefatigable font of wisdom about the history of the village and its inhabitants. Peter and brother Bob were skilled builders, carrying on a family tradition
, who's many excellent examples of craftsmanship have left an indelible imprint on the village landscape.

a little news about arts locally

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




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