Events for April 2014
Come and Celebrate a Revival!
Every Sunday from 3- 5:30, Afternoon teas are back at Kester House in Sedlescombe in the original Old Tithe Barn tea rooms from the 1950's. Indulge yourself in gorgeous scones, savouries, pastries and cakes whilst relaxing in the sofas and leather chairs in our centuries old sitting rooms.
Please call to book 01424 870035
Saturday 5th April - Sunday 11th May
Merriments garden party will soon be in full swing again. Thousands of stunning colour- themed tulips and dainty spring flowers emerge from their deep sleep to wow the many visitors who return every year to see the Spring Flowers Spectacular. The 4 acre show garden will be popping with colour from a palette of pink and purple tulips in the pastel border including: Queen of the Night, Mistress and Candy Prince, to the hot border sizzling with red, scarlet, orange and yellow tulip varieties such as Ballerina, Yokohoma, and Pretty Woman, and in the pink border Negrita and Golden Apledoorn.
Saturday February 8th - 23rd April 2014
Jerwood Revealed - This exhibition will offer an in depth look into the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century British art, exploring the history and personal stories of the collection’s development.The exhibition will provide the first opportunity to showcase almost the entirety of the collection in a single display since the gallery first opened. The display will include a number of key works, which have not yet been seen on public display at the gallery. This includes a number of works previously on long-term loan such as Craigie Aitchisons’ Crucifixion (1994) and a series of maquettes by a variety of artists including, Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), Dame Elisabeth Frink, (1930-1993), and Henry Moore (1898-1986).
PURE Spring Exhibition 2014
Saturday 12th - Monday 21st April
The annual PURE Arts Group Spring Exhibition will be a showcase for Sculpture and 3D works and will take place principally at the 1066 Art Academy, High Street, Battle with a small number of selected works being displayed at Battle Abbey over the Easter Bank Holiday as part of the Artisans at the Abbey event. This will be a selected and curated exhibition.
Pashley Manor Gardens
Wednesday 23rd April - Monday 5th May
The Tulip Festival was initiated to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the tulip’s arrival in Europe from Persia. It has become an extremely popular annual event held in association with Bloms Bulbs, winners of 63 Chelsea Gold Medals. 2014 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Tulip Festival at Pashley. Over 20,000 bulbs in more than 100 varieties are planted throughout the gardens in carefully themed colours to create a stunning effect. Representatives from Bloms Bulbs will be on site throughout the festival with a display of 2,000 cut tulips and to offer advice and take bulb orders for delivery in the autumn. Café with Terrace; Sculpture and Art Exhibitions; Gift Shop; Plant Sales.