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Art Events: April 2015 ** Fabrica, Brighton

  • Drawing to Film

    Monday 6 April, 10.30am – 1.30pm

    Led by artist Jane Fordham Drawing to Film encourages acute observation, appreciation of a film directors visual language and something akin to scavenging, often bringing aesthetic preoccupations and unexpected personal discoveries about film to the surface for the participant.

    The film for this session is Dreams (1990) by Akira Kurosawa. Via a sequence of eight short film stories Kurosawa takes us on a journey into dreamtime, a place where we can wander from van Gogh’s painting through a post-apocalyptic world and be witness to a fox’s wedding.

    This drawing activity takes inspiration from an earlier work by Marcus Coates, Journey to the Lower World (2004), which brought shamanistic practices to a Liverpool tower block.

    £3 entry / Free for 60+, students, unemployed. (Basic drawing materials provided)

    For more info or to book (essential) please click here or call Fabrica office on 01273 778646 for more assistance

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  • RSPB Midweek Walk at Cuckmere Valley

    Wednesday 8 April, 10am

    A walk along the Cuckmere Valley and around Seaford Head looking for newly arrived spring migrants. Follow the link to the RSPB website for more information.

    Free. Meet at South Hill Barn car park at Seaford Head.


  • Dawn Chorus Breakfast

    Sunday 12 April, 6am

    St Ann’s Well Gardens, Hove. Meet outside the park café.

    A free event for early birds! Local nature expert Steve Gilbert (RSPB Conservation Programme Manager) will be on hand to help identify the birds we’ll hear, plus free coffee, croissants and a children’s nature hunt.

    If you’d love to come to this event but can’t make it you’ll be pleased to know that there’s another Dawn Chorus Breakfast on Sunday 10 May, 6am – Queen’s Park, Brighton.

    Please book to ensure we have sufficient breakfast and nature hunt materials. Book via Eventbrite, email or call 01273 778646

    In partnership with the RSPB.


  • Sussex Wildlife Trust – Summer Migrant Birds Return to Lewes

    Friday 17 April, 10am – 12.30pm

    Ouse Valley, Sussex.

    An easy six-kilometre hike down the Ouse Valley from Lewes to Southease in search of our returning summer migrant birds. Meet on the bridge over the River Ouse on Cliffe High Street, Lewes. Return to Lewes by train from Southease (£2.60 train fare). Visit the Sussex Wildlife Trust website for full details.

    Free to SWT Members; £3 non-members.


  • RSPB Lewes Railway Land Annual Birdwatch

    Sunday 19 April, 11am

    RSPB’s annual springtime birding walk around the Lewes Railway land normally spots whitethroats and warblers coming in from Africa, the resident peregrine, and ravens.

    Meet at the car park next to Lewes Station, north side. Visit the RSPB website for full details.


  • Film Forum

    Monday 20 April, 4.30 – 6.30pm

    Sound in Film

    Fabrica’s Film Forum is a regular screening, discussion and networking event for people who are passionate about films and filmmaking.

    Taking the lead from Marcus Coates’ forthcoming exhibition, the next event will focus on the use of sound in film:

    Short Films by filmmakers Jack Martin and Jamie Romp

    Sound in Science Fiction Film: A Short Presentation

    Guest Speaker – We are pleased to welcome multimedia audio-visual artist Ian Helliwell, who will be talking about the use of experimental music in his films, followed by screenings of his work.

    Free popcorn and non-alcoholic drinks provided, this is a warm and welcoming event for all with a chance to chat and meet other film lovers and makers.

    Entry £3 plus booking fee / Free for concessions (60+ / unemployed / students) – please be prepared to show proof of age/status on entry). Please book via eventbrite.

    You may also buy tickets in person from the Fabrica office, which do not incur a booking fee cost. Cash only. 

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  • Film Monthly

    Thursday 23 April, Doors & Bar 6pm, Event starts promptly at 6.30pm

    Baraka (1992, 96mins, Rated U)

    Considering themes from Dawn Chorus by Marcus Coates, we’ve looked at the idea of territory and how the human race acts as a species in April’s Film Monthly screening. This non-narrative documentary is a visually thrilling and almost meditative film, that explores a universal culture by giving the viewer scope across the entire world, from human cities to tribal communities, urban landscapes to natural sites.

    If man sends another Voyager to the distant stars and it can carry only one film on board, that film might be ‘Baraka.’ It uses no language, so needs no translation. It speaks in magnificent images, natural sounds, and music both composed and discovered. It regards our planet and the life upon it. It stands outside of historical time. To another race, it would communicate: This is what you would see if you came here. – Roger Ebert

    We will be joined by artist  Jane Fordham – try your hands at something practical in response to this screening and the exhibition.

    Entry £3 plus booking fee (60+ / unemployed / students: free entry – please be prepared to show proof of age/status on entry). Book online via eventbrite.

    You may also buy tickets in person from the Fabrica office, which do not incur a booking fee cost. Cash only. 

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  • Going to See Culture Together

    Monday 27 April, 2 – 4pm

    A monthly event that brings people together to discover new places, people and art in the city. In April the group will be visiting Fabrica’s next exhibition, Dawn Chorus by Marcus Coates. Join arts facilitator Jonathan Quarterman to explore the show in more detail, with good chat, great company and refreshments provided.

    Free to join, donations welcome. Complimentary refreshments.

    Booking essential – please click here to book or call 01273 778646 for more assistance


  • The Beauty Spot

    Wednesday 29 April, 7 – 9pm

    Four speakers explore our complex relationship with natural world. Full details of speakers will be available in early April.

    Booking is recommended. You can book via Eventbrite, by emailing or calling 01273 778646.

    In partnership with Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere.


  • Sussex Wildlife Trust – A walk at Filsham Reedbed

    Thursday 30 April, 10am – 1pm

    A guided tour of this large reedbed located between Bexhill and Hastings by the Filsham Reedbed Reserve Manager, with the possibility of seeing Reed Warblers, Bearded Tits or the secretive Water Rail.

    Meet in the Bulverhythe Recreation Ground car park just off the A259 in St Leonards-on-Sea at Map Ref: TQ775088. Sorry no dogs.

    Visit the Sussex Wildlife Trust website for full details.

    Free – donations welcome.


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