Hastings Furniture Service has been asked to make use of an empty building in Western Road, Bexhill, while the owner looks for a long-term tenant. They are interested in co-operating with local creatives to maintain a varied project space. Open viewings to give potential collaborators access will be held on 3rd and 6th July. 
Go to www.hfs.co.uk for more information. 

3rd July is Multiple Disadvantage Day, and will be marked by a ‘living library’ event at Brighton’s Jubilee Library from 1pm-4pm. The Day is part of a broader scheme of efforts to assist various people struggling to find support in society: the Fulfilling Lives Partnership South East. This is just one of 12 national Partnerships granted lottery funding and working with local groups to resolve problems related to mental illness, homelessness, prison, domestic abuse and other struggles. Staff from Fulfilling Lives will share their experiences at the Library. 
Visit www.multipledisadvantageday.org for more information.

On Saturday 13th July, local artist Rachel Glittenberg (whose work you may have seen at Elisabeth Bauer on George Street) will be hosting a workshop on “Living a Creative and Purposeful Life: Recovering Inspiration and Moving In To Flow”. 
11am-5pm, A Wave Of Dreams Art Lab, Kings Road, St Leonards on Sea. £55. Booking is required. For more information or to book a place email [email protected] or visit www.rachelglittenberg.com

Benjamin Phillips, known for the live portrait painting sessions from his studio on Trinity Street, and for his celebrated maps of town, will be exhibiting work at the Crown in the Old Town until the end of July. The show is called “Road Trip” and will use a range of media. 

Georgie Wheeler’s Solo Show, “Pix n’ Mix” will be at See Spray Gallery on Queen’s Road from  29th June – 30th July. She works in a range of media including acrylics, watercolour, biro and spray paint, brought together “in a part chaotic, part realistic lasagne of terrible jolliness.” She was Head of Art at Watford Grammar School for Girls, specialising in Graphics, Fine Art and Photography. This is her first solo show since launching into the world of the full time professional artist last September, and promises to be an eclectic visual buffet: not to be missed. 

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