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Dawson, Wateridge & Dawson  
  1 - 6 August  
  Work inspired by the power of the
Elements – Earth, Air, Fire and

  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
to Seaford Town Council who have
renamed the space as
  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.

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.

has full disabled
access and self-contained lavatory

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
  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

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

      Saturday 8 July  
      Musical delights from authorities
in Early Music: Amy Cunningham,
Robert Carrington, Paul Neville
and Marion Pilbeam.
      Rosemary Drysdale  
      14 - 20 August  
      Rosemary and Dilys Seddon
present their latest body of work.
      Sussex Arts Collective  
      29 Aug - 13 Sept  
      This years exhibition held as part
of ARTWAVE 2015 and
SEAFORD LIVE festivals
                          CONTACT THE FRIENDS

                          Seaford Photographic  
                                    Annual Exhibition  
                                      19 Sept - 4 Oct  
                                      Eastbourne Life Group  
                                      Arts@theCrypt Returns to Life  
                                      10 -15 Oct  
                                      Exhibition by Life drawing
co-operative. Like-minded artists
meet to explore the human form.
                                      BIG DRAW 2015  
                                      Saturday 17 Oct  
                                      Animation workshops for both
young and old working with
Filmspot and Vivienne Halas.