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Across The Water

Across The Water near Hawkhurst, Kent

Below are upcoming Across The Water events happening in Hawkhurst and the surrounding area. You can add your own events here.

Past Across The Water near Hawkhurst, Kent

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July 2017

Across The Water

Across The Water
Saturday, 1st July 2017, 9:30am
to Saturday, 23rd September 2017, 4:30pm
(85 day event)
Artichoke Gallery
Church Street

July brings thoughts of holidays: trips to the seaside, swimming and diving, searching rock pools while collecting shells to take home. Old fishermen tell stories handed down the generations, truth or myth, sparking the imagination as we explore. Seabirds keep us company seeming to enjoy the dramatic weather and changing light, the rhythmic beat of the waves which shape ancient craggy rocks. Muffled misty days give a softer edge to the coast but no less inspiring for our painters.

We're leaving the garden to fend for itself as we fly to foreign lands, gently absorbing the language, culture and history of these exotic landscapes. Warmer waters bring tropical birds but also more familiar ones who spend our winters there. Fascinating to observe animals in unfamiliar habitats, I wonder where Murtle will be spending her holidays?

Those left in the cities during the summer months migrate to the rivers for a cooling breeze. Swans and ducks drift idly past the old industrial wharfs, now quiet places away from the tourists.

On the eastern edge of Sussex, surrounded by beautiful countryside, Artichoke Gallery is in the heart of Ticehurst, a wealden village with an eclectic selection of small creative businesses and places to stay. We're not far from the coast, just a short detour off the A21 as you head down to Hastings Old Town, the Jerwood and a fresh fish and chip supper or you can enjoy a walk to Bewl Water with dinner at the Bell or the Bull, both interesting establishments (apparently!). The Gallery itself has a spacious, relaxed atmosphere to show off the paintings, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery, ideal for sourcing that extra special present from highly skilled artisans. Check out the website for a taster but better still, pop in for a sensory treat.


What's On in Hawkhurst?

  • Helen Yemm - Telegraph Gardening Correspondent

    Friday 23rd March
    Location: Newenden

    Helen Yemm, Gardening Correspondent of The Daily Telegraph, will speak on topical gardening ideas and will answer questions from the ... more

  • Spring Concert at St George's, Benenden

    Saturday 24th March @ 7:30pm
    Location: Benenden

    "from Mozart to Gershwin" Timothy Rundle (Oboe) Sarah Andrew (Bassoon) Zoe Harmsworth (Cello) Quentin Thomas (Piano & Organ) Tickets £10 ... more

  • A Schoolgirl's War

    Thursday 5th April @ 10:00am
    Location: Hawkhurst

    Mary Smith’s talk will relate the story of life at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls during World War Two. It ... more

  • Woodlands Festival

    Friday 8th June for 3 days @ 4:00pm
    Location: Hawkhurst

    Woodlands Festival is an intimate, family friendly weekend festival set amongst rolling green fields surrounded by the Elm Wood near ... more

  • Music Festival 2018

    Saturday 30th June for 9 days @ 7:30pm
    Location: Etchingham

    A series of 6 varied concerts throughout The week beginning with "Instant Sunshine" followed by 3 classical concerts, an 0pera ... more

  • Oberon's Cure

    Wednesday 18th July @ 7:30pm
    Location: Sandhurst

    The very popular Rude Mechanical Theatre Company will be coming back to Sandhurst Recreation Ground this summer on Wednesday 18th ... more


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