Along with bringing a variety of affordable events to our area, RAP is here to support local community arts’ based projects. If you have an idea, need help with publicity and/or funding, do get in touch.
SINGING WORKSHOP AND CONCERT
Due to Covid – 19 the workshop is cancelled. The CCC Treasurer, Laura, will make the refund to you via Ticketsource if you request one.
Robertsbridge Arts Partnership + City Chamber Choir
Singing Workshop + Concert
no longer on 28th March 2020, delayed
St Mary the Virgin Church
Workshop 9:45 – 5:00pm
Informal Concert 6:30pm
Workshop: £30 (including music hire)+£2.10 admin fee
Not a singer? Join us for the informal concert at 6.30pm. Suggested entry donation £5-£10, which will go directly to St Mary’s Church. Drinks available at the concert, donations welcome, again all of which will go to St Mary’s Church.
Due to /COVID – 19 this event is delayed, hope to have a fantastic celebration at a later date. Calling all knitters, crocheters or anyone who can make some outdoor festive decorations. When we hold Made in Robertsbridge/MIB 15th to 17th of May this year, we want to decorate the village with a bit of yarn bombing, flag waving and just general jollification, imagine a bollard with a bobble hat, or sitting on a bench decorated with knitted flowers.
MIB needs your help, we would like triangles, squares, flowers, or anything else inspirational which will make the village look festive. We will be setting up a collection point at the village hall or you can take it to Gillian at Teal. We want everyone to get involved so if you can knit a square or a full sized representation of the George… get those needles and hooks clickedy-clacking.
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:
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
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
Robertsbridge Christmas Capers
Now an annual tradition, Robertsbridge Christmas Capers is the perfect start to the season’s festivities. From 6pm until 9pm the High Street is closed to traffic and the village comes alive. From Ripley’s Forge to the George Inn, down Station Road to The Moat Practice and the Village Stores, as well as Culverwells – it’s all going on.
Villagers throw open their shops and homes and invite you in for a glass of good cheer and the chance to do some Christmas shopping.
On the streets there are street food sellers and entertainers aplenty. This year you’ll find Beautiful Bonfire Society Burgers and Delicious Darvell Donuts. There’ll be choirs and carolling, a lantern parade and bouncing snowmen on stilts.
And can you Out the Sprout? Join in the treasure hunt to find the 12 sprouts of Christmas hiding in plain sight at various venues along the Capers’ trail. It’s free to enter and you could win a prize…
At the past two year’s events, we were delighted to have sponsored the Lantern Parade and the magical installation, A Hall Full of Stars by local artist Martin Brockman.
Typically on the 1st Friday in December.
Review: RobArt Exhibition
Stade Gallery, Hastings
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!