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  HISTORY   USING ART@THECRYPT   FRIENDS OF THE CRYPT    
  The gallery is built around a 13th
century vaulted flint and stone
undercroft known as the Crypt.


Following archaeological excavations
in 1993 the undercroft was
designated as a scheduled
monument of national importance.
As a result, the undercroft was
sensitively restored by Lewes
District Council within the confines
of a modern building.

It is a rare example of its type and
the oldest secular building in
Seaford. Its exact use is not known
but it is believed to have been a
wine store attached to the property
a prominent local merchant

The Crypt Gallery has been open to
the public as an historical building,
art gallery and a community art
centre for sometime and continues to
be available to hire by individuals
and groups. It has now been handed
over
to Seaford Town Council who have
renamed the space as
Arts@theCrypt.
  Arts@theCrypt is dedicated to
promoting and showing a mix
of art media in this unique and
flexible space.


The contrast between the ancient
flint walls of the undercroft and
the clean lines of the surrounding
modern building provides an
uniquel and atmospheric
environment to showcase art
exhibitions, adult and
children's literary and creative
workshops, as well as having
wonderful acoustics in the
undercroft for madrigal recitals,
carol singing, poetry and jazz.

Arts@theCrypt
is largely made up
of the undercroft and surrounding
main gallery but we also have a
studio/workshop providing an
additional 35 sqm of floor space,
20 metres of hanging space,
seating, kitchen facilities and a
storage area. An ideal extension to
any exhibition or can be hired
seperately for meetings, lectures,
language and literary activities or
for arts and crafts workshops.

Arts@theCrypt
has full disabled
access and self-contained lavatory
facilities.

To see a full list of facilities, a
detailed layout of the gallery
space, hire costs and find out
how you can get involved in
shared exhibitions view the
'Information' page on this
website.
  For a minimum donation of £5
you can join the many
individuals who have become
Friends of the Crypt.


You would become one of a
growing number who
enthusisastically encourage and
support our vibrant local art
community. Your money will be
used to improve facilities at the
gallery and purchase items which
otherwise the Town Council would
not be able to fund. Financial
resources from the local authority
are scarse and our aim is to
make Arts@theCrypt self-funding.
You may have expertise which
would help Arts@theCrypt thrive
and as a 'Friend' you can make
representations to the organising
committee giving you a voice in
how the future of the gallery will be
shaped.

In return you will receive regular
newsletters, invitations to all the
private views and initations to
special 'Friends' events.

If you have a business in the
locality how about becoming a
'Supporter of the Crypt'?

For more information and
application form view the
'Friends' page on this
website.

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email:

friendsofthecrypt@hotmail.co.uk