- 2005 -
National Refugee Week Celebration
Sunday June 26th @ Brighton Town Hall
BOWSART EXHIBITION of Works by young Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Victims of torture in a joint celebration of many Refugee organisations and friends to be held in Brighton and Hove Town Hall. Bowsart Artists will exhibit their paintings, recite their poems, sing and tell a tale or two in Kurdish, Arabic and even English.
There will be many other fine musicians, displays, videos dancing and a very special café.
June 19th - 26th @ Concepts in Art Upper Trumpkins, Hurstpierpoint
BOWSART Young Asylum Seekers and Victims of Torture Exhibition for Refugee Week 2005. An Exhibition of celebration with CONCEPTS IN ART the Gallery with a difference, showing works by prisoners and local artists.
- 2004 -
The Bowsart Respite Weekends @ Bows Art Centre
Arts and respite weekend at the Bowsart Centre for Young Asylum Seekers includes painting, dancing, making music, picnicking, walking and resting.
July 4th@ Local Hero Records, Canterbury
A Celebration of Sanctuary includes a showcase of world-wide music and dance from across Europe and the Middle East with Music presented by Music for Change, the Arts Café with Melanie Ryder, a large exhibition of Bows Art young asylum seekers' painting, some recitation of their recent poems and a short talk about refugee arts by Mary-Anne Paterson.
The Three E Event
June 18th @ The Hawth Theatre, Crawley
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND presents the Three E event with REFUGEE ACTION. This special regional event held at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley includes an exhibition of works by the BOWSART YOUNG ASYLUM SEEKERS, including a DVD presentation SPACE BETWEEN THE LINES and workshop led by Mary-Anne Patterson and Candida Blake. One participant PAUL KAYUKI from Burundi recites some of his poems from his book: 'WORDS' - available to buy from October.
Pocket Theatre: Elvin Grove
19th June 2pm, and 20th June 3.30pm @ Bows Art Centre
As part of Mid Sussex District Council Arts Gigantic Summer Festival 2004, BOWSART presents the ELFIN GROVE PUPPET THEATRE and an exhibition of young Asylum seekers and local children's art.
Our Pocket Theatre event is a miniature world where we inhabit a place of beauty and harmony, revealed to us through folk and fairy stories for all adults and children.
Bows Art with Creative Expression
5th - 16th June @ Chequer Mead Arts Centre
Bows Art celebration with painting exhibition by young refugees and victims of torture as well as local artists.
This is part of the Mid Sussex Gigantic Summer Festival.
Free public opening event with music, drama and poetry on Sunday 6th June 4-7pm.
- 2003 -
Art in Vision
This series of videos and films concerning art and artists continues with the following final presentations for the current season on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The events will take place at Bows End in West Hoathly. The autumn season in this series will take place at Peredur and details will be available nearer the time.
Bows Art Community Festivals:
3rd, 4th and 5th April - Shakespeare Festival
As part of this year’s Mid Sussex Festival, the 4th Annual Bows Art Community Festival with Mid Sussex District Council and Artemis will take place at Peredur Centre for the Arts, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead (next to Dunnings Mill) on 4th, 5th and 6th April (Fri-Sun). Please note the new venue. The Festival Arts Café will be open from noon to 10 p.m. each day, providing refreshments in a relaxed and atmospheric space.
Also taking place in the Mid Sussex Festival at this time is an exciting new collaboration with Hurstpierpoint Players and Artemis on a Shakespeare Festival. There are performances on 3rd, 4th and 5th April at Hurstpierpoint, in which the Adoniais Speech Ensemble (Adoniais for short) will perform; there will then be a performance at Peredur (address as above) on Sunday 6th April. Performance times and prices are given in the Mid Sussex Festival brochure and advance booking is advised.
Music, Painting and Poetry
Inspiring and Speaking to Each Other
Friday 20th June, 8pm @ Peredur Centre for the Arts
Presented by Doris Harpers, painter, Bernard Nobis, pianist, and supported by other artists.
Debussy: The Sunken Cathedral
Mahler/Ruekert Liede: Um Mitternacht
This is a unique multi-art experience, bringing together painting, music and verse in a single performance.
Doris Harpers is a freelance painter, living in Venice. She has run a painting school there for 20 years and in Croatia for 7 years. Since her student days at the Alanus Art School near Bonn, Germany she has been working on the living, creative relationship between the performing and the visual arts. Her work is an attempt to realise the Gesamtkunstwerk, the total work of art which forms the basis of Rudolf Steiner's artistic work.
Painting Experience Inspired by Poetry
Saturday 21st June, 2.30pm
Venue : The Granary, Peredur Centre for the Arts, East Grinstead
DH Lawrence's poem, The Phoenix
A Painting workshop with Doris Harpers
The point of departure and source of inspiration will be DH Lawrence's poem The Phoenix, a Midsummer theme of death and resurrection throgh fire.
Open Day at Rudolf Steiner House, London
Sunday 22nd June
Doris Harpers will be making her presentation with her fellow artists and giving a painting workshop at the Open Day at Rudolf Steiner House in London on Sunday 22nd June. Tere will also be an exhibition of Doris Harpers' paintings at Rudolf Steiner House from 22nd June to mid September 2003
The Festival of the Ashdown Man
18,19, 20 and 21 September
Advance notice of a festival in September at Peredur which will be Giant in all senses. This will be a collaboration between Bows Art, Artemis and Mid Sussex District Council, taking place at Peredur on 18,19, 20 and 21 September (Thurs-Sun) and with an open air performance at Haywards Heath (venue to be confirmed) on 20 September. This will be an extraordinary celebration of Village Giants, featuring The Giant Puppet Workshop, children’s puppet plays, the Ashdown Morris Men, a Giants Café and two newly commissioned works. Experienced Director/playwright Philip Bevan will present a specially commissioned play while composer Steve Moran will premiere a new piece of music to this theme. This will be a unique and unmissable occasion drawing on the traditions and history of the local area to present something radically new.
Exhibition of Rudolf Steiner's Blackboard Drawings
@Peredur centre for the Arts
27th September, 8pm
Opening talk and Recital: Francis Rainey world premiere of Movement for String Quartet played by the Laing String Quartet (Andy Laing, Rachel Hess, John Rayson and Ben Hess)
28th September, All day Event
'A Symposium: Rudolf Steiner, Joseph Beuys & today's Artist'
Guests: Shelley Sacks & Richard Demarco
29th September, 8pm
Closing talk and Recital: Dr Walter Kugler, Francis Rainey - Movement for String Quartet, played by the Laing String Quartet (Andy Laing, Rachel Hess, John Rayson and Ben Hess)
5th October, 8pm
'The Green Snake and the Mystery of Art'
A Performance / Talk by Christopher Garvey (of Artemis)
11th October, 5pm
Lecture: 'The Heavenly Man within Us'
Dr David McGavin Co-founder of award-winnin Blackthorn Medical Centre (recently televised)
Diana Fischer and colleagues Eurythmy
12th October, 8pm
Rudolf Steiner to Joseph Beuys
Art Section Presentation
'Rudolf Steiner to Joseph Beuys'
19th October, 8pm
Imagination & Childhood Lecture
Christopher Clouder (Alliance for Childhood)
Advent Festival and Fayre
5th, 6th and 7th December
The final event of 2003 will take place under the above title at peredur on 5th, 6th and 7th December (Fri-Sun). On Friday 5th, there will be an Arts Café and Private View of work by three modern creators of icons: Alison Milner-Gulland, Romanian [name to follow] and Angela Patten [tbc]. On Saturday 6th there will be an Advent Fayre with craft stalls; children’s puppet theatre; carols; and two workshops: icon painting with Rita Kirk, a well-known exponent and teacher; and protective geometry with Paul Courtney, an experienced workshop leader in this subject. In the evening there will be the world premiere of a new work by Danish composer Gregors Brinch.
The above workshops will be repeated on Sunday 7th at 10 a.m., and at 4 p.m. Professor Robin Miller-Gulland of Sussex University will give a talk on icons. His talk on this subject was a highlight of last year’s Festival.
All public events are Free and by donation only. Monthly 'Arts in Vision' and 'Words by the Hearth' evenings are open to members and friends. Membership is open to all at £10 a year and will include the new Bows Arts Magazine from September
A Canterbury Multicultural Day
June 24th @ St. Peter's Church Hall
BOWSART Exhibition by Young Asylum Seekers and Victims of torture, celebrating National Refugee Week with Kent Refugee Support Group, Music for Change and the Migrant Help Line.
|Bowsart Spring Exhibition
April 25th @ Bowsart Centre, Sussex
Bowsart Spring Exhibition of Works by Young Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Victims of Torture. 'Words and Music by the Hearth' and Supper for friends and guests.
|The Gulbenkian Theatre
October 8th @ Canterbury University Theatre & Foayer
Bows Art Young Asylum Seekers Exhibition, Talk and Supper hosted by Francis Moran of the Gulbenkian Theatre with music by 'Illuminated' celebrating together with Yellow Earth Theatre their World Premiere play '58'