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ART: So, that time of year has rolled round again, it’s Artwave registration again. We will definitely be having a show in Falmer this year, but I have not really turned my thoughts to the question of which artists to ask to join us. If I take too long they may already be busy. I may try to poach some of the artists presently with Chalk Gallery in Lewes. This venture has certainly thrived and attracts some excellent artists, it seems such a long time ago that I was part of the original team. I attended a smashing opening party last Saturday celebrating Simone Riley’s extraordinary still life photographs which have a timelessness about them and echoes of the Dutch still life masters, also featured was guest artist Sheila Marlborough, her abstracted landscapes making the walls of the gallery fairly zing with colour.

MUSIC: The next concert at St Laurence (after a fabulous concert from the Copper family a couple of weeks ago) will be the wonderful Duck Soup well worth coming to if only to hear Adam Bushell play the phonofiddle, (if you want to know what that is come along to the show) March 18 at 5.30pm. Free entry with retiring collection.

LECTURES: As I am writing this on Monday I am afraid I can’t tell you about Thursday’s lecture at University of Sussex Meeting House, part of our Falmer Lecture series. The next Lecture is on March 16 at 6.30pm and is titled The Flesh Made Word: how nineteenth century science changed the English language. The lecture will be given by Dr Cathy Watts, Principal Lecturer and National Teaching Fellow at the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Brighton.

SPRING: I am mightily cheered at the sight of my crocuses, Lenten roses, snowdrops and camellias flowering at the moment. I can only look at them through glass at the moment as it is pouring with rain, oh well you can’t have everything.

LENT: Sunday Eucharist at 10am will be followed by a Lent Lunch with proceeds to charity.

ST LAURENCE PRINTS: We have been very lucky to have been given a supply of limited edition prints from a painting by Henry Miller featuring St Laurence Church with the pond and an artist with easel in the foreground. We are selling the prints for £5 each, an absolute bargain. The picture is full of colour and absolutely charming. These along with our celebration mugs and bags will be available for sale at our concerts and other events.

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