Community

Folk-Us Faces

by Pam Golding

This project came about because we wanted to create a photographic record of Robertsbridge villagers by villagers. The project follows on from the first Folk-Us which ran in 2008. So, we engaged the services of professional photographer Malcolm Glover, to run a series of workshops to help us take pictures worthy of including in the archive.

Still ongoing, we welcome more participants taking photos of local people, with any kind of camera!

Please contact us for more information about how to be involved and enter your photos:

Pam Golding 01580 880359  pamg88@hotmail.com

Sally Pitman 01580 881944 sallyjanepitman@btinternet.com

 


We are grateful to Rosemary and Tony, proprietors of the Ostrich for their ongoing support and hosting of so many RAP events free of charge. And for allowing the RAP committee to hold its regular
meetings at the hotel.

The Ostrich also hosts:

Meet of the Tongue

8:00 pm, 1st Friday of the month

A storytelling, spoken word and music gathering help 8:00pm – 10:30 pm on the first Friday every month upstairs at the Ostrich.  All welcome to attend and join in or just listen.

Contact MC Yvonne Rees for more information:  Tel 07400 913 047 or email: yvonnereeswriter@live.co.uk

 

Jammin’

8:00pm, 2nd Wednesday of the month

A friendly, musical gathering for musicians and music lovers of all abilities.  Folk, rock, pop – you name it they play it.  All welcome to join to play, sing along or simply listen.

 

The Ostrich Hotel

Station Road, Robertsbridge

East Sussex TN32 5DG

Phone: 01580 881 737

Email: rosemary@theostrich.plus.com

 


When: 2nd Thursday of the month

Where: Robertsbridge Village Hall, Station Road, Robertsbridge

Time: 8pm to 10.30pm (doors open 7.30pm).

Tickets: £8 in advance from Judges Bakery or £10 on the door Children £4 in advance or £5 on the door

What else: Bar, food and comfortable seating! All welcome

 

 

12 October 2017

Mike Hatchard (Piano), Charlotte Glasson (Sax), Mike Hext (Trombone)

Paul Morgan (Bass) & Pete Beament (Drums)

 

9 November 2017

Julian Stringle (Clarinet/Sax), John Horler (Piano), Dave Green (Bass) & Pete Beament (Drums)

 

14 December 2017

Sue Rivers (Vocals), Ted Beament (Piano), TBA (Bass) & Pete Beament (Drums)

For more info visit: robertsbridgejazzclub.com



Review: RobArt Exhibition

Stade Gallery, Hastings

June 2017

Review by Sally Pitman

For the second year running, part of the Robertsbridge arts scene upped sticks and headed to Hastings for the first week of June.  And once again Robertsbridge artists put on a show that delighted and surprised in equal measure. Works from RobArt founders Roger Hill, Paul Pitman, Martin Brockman, Frances Bristow and Gary Brinklow, were complemented by guest artists Johanna Di Maggio (textile artist) and Rosemary Gurney Clark (watercolours and etchings) to create a show with a very broad appeal.

For this RobArt exhibition at the Stade Hall, founder Roger Hill curated a series of artistic rooms. Each room showcased one artists style, whilst at the same time contributing to a larger “art house”. With no single theme, the exhibition succeeded in linking together works and artist in a way that left the viewer feeling wholly immersed.  Watercolours, oils, etchings, textile art, stone sculptures, photographs and a focal installation by Martin Brockman, blended beautifully within this coastal venue.  The Jazz Festival running in the Stade Open Space over the first weekend was a musical bonus and added an extra unplanned dimension to the Show.

The RobArt group has again provided us with an excellent cross-section of the vibrant Robertsbridge arts and crafts community and should feel rightly proud of its representation at the Stade Hall.  A Village to be envied!

https://www.facebook.com/robartexhibition/

 


Speak Out

Speak Out is about giving young people a platform for their views and opinions.  No constraints, no boundaries, just saying what they think about the world and their place in it.

Ownership of this project belongs to the young people themselves and supported by numerous partners namely: Robertsbridge Community College, Robertsbridge Arts Partnership, Hastings & Rother Arts Education Network, Rother District Council, Audio Active and delivered by Hillary Watkins of East Sussex County Council Youth Work, musician Jack Kingslake and performance poet Tommy Sissons.

Telling it as they see it…these tracks blend original music with a range of opinions expressed on subjects close to the hearts of young people from Robertsbridge village in East Sussex.

​To tap in to what young people from Robertsbridge Community College have on their minds go to Soundcloud.


Christmas Capers 2016

Another fantastic success for this community project that has become a much-loved part of the festive season in our village. See Paul Pitman’s excellent photos here