Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Glynde
30 June – 2 July
Now in it’s 5th Year, Love Supreme has already established itself as a key date in the UK festival calendar. With icons from jazz, soul and R&B headlining the bill, along with the best emerging talent from across the globe – it’s easy to see why. This year is no different, with Main Stage slots for Gregory Porter, George Benson and The Jacksons as well as support from the likes of Nao, Laura Mvula and Badbadnotgood.
Photo: Kamasi Washington @ Love Supreme Festival 2016 by Andy Sturmey)
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Founded in 1920, Towner Art Gallery presents world class exhibitions of modern and contemporary art alongside works from its acclaimed Collection of nearly 5000 works. Towner’s Collection is best known for its modern British art and boasts the largest and most significant collection of works by Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942). Towner presents an award willing learning programme for all ages, and in 2017 will open a state of the art auditorium hosting a diverse range of talks, film and live performance.The gallery’s light and airy top floor café-bar serves top quality coffee, homemade cakes and freshly prepared light lunches with views to the South Downs.
Jerwood Gallery, Hastings Old Town
Opened in March 2012, the award-winning Jerwood Gallery sits next to the fishing beach in Hastings’ historic Old Town. The gallery is home to the Jerwood Collection of Modern and Contemporary British art and a varied temporary exhibition programme.
Jerwood Collection’s main focus is from the First World War to the 1960s. Highlights include works by some of the great British artists of the previous century, including Sir Stanley Spencer, LS Lowry, Walter Sickert and Augustus John.
The gallery café, Webbe’s at Jerwood Gallery, overlooks the fishing beach, has an outside sun terrace and offers panoramic views of the coastline. It’s a fantastic location for a coffee, lunch or afternoon tea.
Farley Farm House
Tucked away in the Sussex countryside, Farley Farm House conjures up an extraordinary atmosphere that testifies to its position as a meeting place for some of the key personalities in 20th-century art.
Lee Miller and Roland Penrose came to live in Farley Farm House in 1949 and for the next 35 years they amassed a collection of contemporary art treasures, many created by their friends and visitors including Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Paul Éluard and Joan Miró. These works and numerous others are exhibited in the house alongside those of Penrose and Miller giving the visitor a fascinating look into the surrealist world.
Today the collection is managed by the Penrose family as a privately run archive and museum. Each Sunday (April-October) the house, sculpture garden and gallery open to visitors. Private group tours can also be arranged.
Plan your visit at farleyfarmhouse.co.uk.