(BN26 6RX - postcode for the centre of Arlington)

Friday, 25 October 2013

2014 dates

The Arlington Art & Craft show will be on 10th and 11th May 2014 - booking details will be on the website in the new year.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Look who's taking part!

On 21st. 22nd and 23rd June you can see a display of work in Arlington Village hall by:

Alan Chapman- photography, Alan Clark, Andrew Forrest, Anne-Claude Downs, Anne Howard, Brenda Carr, Camilla Pennant, Carol Drew, Frances Stevens, Gill Phelps, Hazel Hooker, Helen Groom, Helen Lavinia Moore, Josie Tipler, Keith A Pettit, Leia Charleson, Maragaret Ann Worster, Michael Blaber, Mike Neale, Robert Bell, Sarah Gauntelt, Vi Robinson  
and more...     
(open 1030-3 and 7-9pm on Friday 21st June, 10.30 -5 on 22nd/23rd June) FREE ENTRY

and on 22nd and 23rd June you can also see craft stalls in the marquee and field by:

Sue Wilson-crackers for all occassions, finger puppets
Ali Parris,Nancy in the tree- felt and needlecraft
Gill Phelps-needlecraft
Ivy Dunk - knitted toys
Andrew Cottingham - Pottery
Keith A Pettit – wood engraving, prints (Saturday only)           
Linda Parrish, Fripperies 4 You - gem/bead jewellery & accessories
Liz Cottingham- Silver jewellery & photo cards
Mandy Lower, Crafts4u- floral based crafts
Pam Smith, Bentley Crafts- paper crafts, rubber stamps, knitted scarves (sunday only)
Pam Vieler, Button lady –button and bead jewellery and accessories
Carol Wood- knitting
Sarah Slaughter, Purple Butterfly Crafts – nappy cakes (saturday only)
Tania Long-jewellery, peg dolls, cards
Treasured moments, Emma Binfield- imprints in silver
RSPB - wildlife gifts
Arlington Art Group - Tombola
and more...     
(open 10.30 -5 ) FREE ENTRY

Friday, 17 May 2013

Road diversions...

Look out for possible road diversions the week of the Arts Festival (15th - 23rd June). South East Water have decided to close the roads to lay new mains water pipes. They can't be specific about dates and MAY be finished by the 22nd/23rd but the possibilities are that either the road into Arlington from Hailsham direction will be closed by Abbots Wood so follow diversions, probably past Michelham Priory, down past Berwick Station, then left into Arlington Village  OR the road from Wilmington to Arlington will be closed in which case continue down the A27 to the Drusillas roundabout, turn right to Berwick station and right to Arlington Village.

Apologies for any problems or inconvenience but it's out of our control and we're limited as to what signage we are going to be able to put up due to the diversion signs!

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Art & Craft Show 2013

We are still accepting applications for the Art & Craft Show for:
Hanging space in the hall for Artists;
Pitches in the field for Craft Stalls;
FREE Pitches in the field for fundraising games or sideshows for local charities or not-for-profit groups;
Tables in the marquee for Author's Book Fair

The programme is ready and all info is now on our festival page: http://arlingtonartsfestival.blogspot.co.uk/
15th to 23rd June. Some events need tickets in advance so don't delay, check out the events today!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Free Fundraising pitches

Charities and local community groups (not-for-profit) are invited to apply to have a free pitch in the field at this year's Arlington Art & Craft Show on 22nd and 23rd June for a fundraising sideshow. We are looking for sideshows and games that will enhance the event. You may also have items on your pitch to raise awareness of your cause.
If you would like to apply, please EMAIL us before 1st June with details of your charity or group, the type of sideshow or game you wish to run, what you will be charging 'customers', how much space you would need, how many people will be 'manning' your pitch, any other materials or promotions you will have on your pitch. We will consider all applications and email you our decision as soon as we can. We already have a Tombola at the event so no more tombolas will be accepted.
We can not provide any tables etc, you would need to bring everything you need. Setting up time is from 8.30-10 on Saturday, and from 9-10 on Sunday, the show is open from 10.30 - 5 daily.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Arts & Crafts Show 2013

The deadline for inclusion in the printed programme has passed but we are still accepting bookings up until a week before the show.
If you have already sent in your application and have not yet had a response, please email us for an update.

Artists are invited to apply for hanging space for the Art Show which runs from 21st to 23rd June 2013. We are also taking bookings for pitches outdoors and inside a large canvas marquee for a Craft show, Author's Book Fair and for fundrasing sideshows on 22nd and 23rd June.
[Update 30/04/13 - we are fully booked for craft pitches inside the marquee. If you are interested in applying for an outdoors pitch (you may bring a small gazebo) please email before completing the form]

This event is part of the Arlington Arts Festival which runs from 15th to 23rd June.

View and download the flier here.
View and download the Arts & Crafts Show application form here.
There is an accompanying letter HERE. Forms must be sent to the address on the letter.
Any problems downloading the file, email us

This year’s Arlington Arts & Crafts Show will take place on
22nd and 23rd June. Applications are open to all. There is
no formal selection process for those exhibiting work - if
you think it is worthy to sell that’s good enough for us. All of
our previous shows have had a great selection of work from
amateurs and professionals at a wide range of prices. We are
keen to encourage newly exhibiting artists. One requirement is
that artists do not show work which has already been shown
at a previous Arlington Art Show. We choose which crafts to
accept in order to ensure a good variety of stalls. Obviously
appearance is important so we expect all art work to be
displayed well and all stalls to be smart and tidy. Please insure
your own work.

Pitches in the Marquee.

We will have approximately 6ft x 6ft pitches available outside or
in a large canvas marquee, in the field next to Arlington Village
Hall for crafts, groups of artists, authors and for sideshows.
Stalls must be manned at all times - you need to provide your
own tables which must be covered with cloth to the floor, no
items should be placed outside of the pitch area and a high
standard of work and stall appearance will be expected. Pitches
may be shared between several people. Setting up will be from
8.30 am on Saturday 22nd June and from 9.30 am on Sunday
23rd June. Stalls must not be packed up until the close of the
event each day. Pitches must be vacated by 6.30 pm on Sunday.
Any items left over night are left entirely at your own risk.

Screens in the hall.

Artists will be able to hang their own work on screens in
Arlington Village Hall. Each screen side has a hanging space of at
least 44 x 44” (110 x 110cm) and artists may book either whole
or half screen sides (split horizontally) up to 2.5 sides per artist.
The art show will open at 10.30am on Friday 21st June.

We will provide hooks, artists must hang their own work
between 7 and 9pm on Thursday 20th June - there must be at
least 2” (5cm) between pictures and no pictures must be hung
over the edges of the screens. Please take this into account
when deciding how many screens to book. Pictures incorrectly
hung will be removed by the organisers. All pictures must be
framed (except in the case of canvases) and ready to hang. A
few paintings on canvas larger than 44 x 44” may be hung on
wall space by prior arrangement.
On arrival on 20th June you will be asked to complete a
catalogue sheet with full details of the pictures you are
exhibiting and any other items you are leaving with us.
Exhibiting artists may leave boxes of up to 50 their own
cards (prints of or original work by the artist only) and up to
4 unframed works for the browser (@ £1 each) - all items
individually wrapped and priced please. We will provide you
with peel-off labels to stick on the back of all the cards you
leave with us. All artists exhibiting in the hall will be asked to


Adverts - £15 (£30 if you wish us to create the artwork)
Art Trail/Event - £15 to include your own event in the main
Arlington Arts & Crafts Show
Pitches in or by the marquee - £8 (£5 AAG Members*) per
pitch per day, electric supply is £5
Screens in the hall - £10 (£8 AAG Members*) per screen, £6
(£4 AAG Members*) per half screen split horizontally
Browser pictures - £1 each
Commission on all sales from the hall will be 10%.

Please complete Application forms and return with the
appropriate fee NO LATER THAN 2nd April.
Cheque payable to Arlington Arts Group.

*Membership of Arlington Arts Group. Members benefit from
discounts at AAG events, at Pictures & Frames of Horam and on materials
from the SAA Catalogue (when ordered through the group). All members
are also covered under the group’s SAA Public Liability Insurance at AAG
events. Membership is due annually on 1st February and is £10