April 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
David and I had a very cultural weekend when we went to visit our good friends T&T in Eastbourne recently. The kids were off to scout camp all weekend long and we took full advantage of our freedom. First call on our tour was the Eastbourne Open Houses, supporting my mother in law Christine (Dunn) and sister in law Sarah (Stokes), who were both exhibiting as part of the Art22 group. Both are very talented artists, not suprisingly we have many pictures adorning our walls at home.
As usual we could not get away without one purchase and the delights of Viv Cecil’s card engraving was too much to resist.
Afterwards, a trip to Hastings Old Town. Whilst scouring the antique shops & markets, we came across a fab old Singer sewing machine table. It was in a pretty bad state but we got it anyway and since have had it reconditioned. It needs a new top to it and then it will go to the Shoreditch pad and will be used as a side table. Browsing in Myerscough & Mairs (eclectic retro) is usually an expensive affair for us but we did manage to walk out without breaking the bank. By this time, we were pretty ravenous, so some tapas at the Harris Restaurant was really well deserved and delicious.
Our final destination for the day was the De la Warr Pavilion at Bexhill on Sea, to see the Visual Art of John Cage exhibition. The views from the pavilion are amazing, as well as its architecture. John Cage’s etchings of Seven Day Diary (Not Known), caught our eye, particularly the Day 6 and Day 7. Bought the book ‘Every Day is a Good Day – The Visual Art of John Cage’ to read up on him and to be inspired to take different paths in life.