Past Bexhill-on-Sea Event: VOL 5

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December 12, 2016
@ De La Warr Pavilion

Join us for a series of succinct and stimulating insights by artists, authors, researchers, activists, advocates and enthusiasts based in the S.E. region. This is an informal evening of thinking and drinking, the bar is open from 6.30 pm with presentations starting at 7.00pm. Share knowledge and ignite new ways of thinking! Please purchase tickets in advance from we regularly sell out.

Confirmed speakers include:

Rory Snookes - Seeing Time

Carlotta Luke - Photographing transitory moments: documenting building sites

Sally Hemmings - Re-Thinking Dementia:Towards a New Culture of Care

Dave Valentine - A Lifelong Adventure In VHS

Sandy Jones - The New Line

Andy Dinsdale - Beachcombing in the South East, My Search for a Sea Bean

Lucy Ayliffe - Why be a woman?

Andrea Needham - If I had a hammer: A DIY guide to creative disarmament 

Polly Gifford - All the men and women merely players

Martin Symons - Can I save your Christmas?

Suzy Harvey - Serious Fun


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Photographing Transitory Moments: Documenting Building Sites

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Carlotta Luke gives an in intriguing insight into her photographic practice. Over a long period of time, Carlotta has documented the renovation of a derelict building, photographing progress through all seasons and weather conditions. 

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Re-Thinking Dementia: Towards a New Culture of Care

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Sally Hemmings volunteers with Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance and raises awareness by informing communities on how to understand this dementia and be more supportive towards people living with dementia and their carers.

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A Lifelong Adventure In VHS

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Film fanatic Dave Valentine gives us an overview of his vast VHS collection, praises the cover art and gives advice about where to look to start your own collection. 

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The New Line

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Sandy Jones shares her research whihc contributed to the design exhibition 'The New Line' - a selection of 1920's and 1930's commercial print on loan from the V&A Museum and private collections.

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Beachcombing in the South East, My Search for a Sea Bean

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Andy Dinsdale’s work beach combing and beach cleaning connects the marine debris found on the strandline with the human actions involved upstream.

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Why be a Woman?

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Artist Lucy Ayliffe performs an original text based on interviews with her peers, a surgeon specializing in labiaplasty and copy from a campaign advertising men's clothing. The conflated and 'cut up' views reflect a sense of anxiety and confusion often felt when overwhelmed by a constant feed of sexualized and 'perfected' images creating unrealistic expectations of how women should look and behave.  


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If I had a hammer: A DIY guide to creative disarmament

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Activist Andrea Needham’s actions to disarm a warplane which was to be sold by British Aerospace to the Indonesian Military, led to her spending six months in prison and writing the book ‘The Hammer Blow: How 10 women disarmed a warplane.

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All the Men and Women Merely Players

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Polly Gifford presents her knowledge and love of football, in an entertaining and unique way drawing comparisons between 'the beautiful game' and the world of theatre.


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Can I Save Your Christmas?

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Martin Symons gives an engaging and entertaining talk on the politics of playing board games with the family during the Christmas holidays - and encourages us to play more throughout the year!

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Serious Fun

@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Suzy Harvey talks about her career in being a 'Fun Specialist' and how vital it is to connect, to have fun, to play and enjoy life! 

Suzy Harvey
Fun Specialist in Hastings
Andrea Needham
Activist and Writer in Hastings
Martin Symons
Visual Artist in Hastings
Andy Dinsdale
Community Engagement Facilitator, Marine Activist, Beachcomber in Bexhill on Sea
Lucy Ayliffe
Artist in Bexhill on Sea
Rory Snookes
Gallery Manager in Rye
Polly Gifford
Strategic Cultural Development Specialist in Hastings
Carlotta Luke
Photographer in Lewes
Dave Valentine
in Hastings
Sally Hemmings
Care Sector Trainer/Facilitator in Bexhill on Sea
Sandy Jones
Design Manager and Design Historian in Brighton