Gifted raconteur and guitar hero to hold exhibition in Lewes

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Artemis Arts is holding an exciting exhibition at The Foundry Gallery in North Street,Lewes, during the Brighton Festival.

A highlight will be an illustrated talk by renowned bass player Mo Foster.

Fringe at The Foundry will run from May 11-25, noon-5pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays), showcasing well-known artists and newcomers in the industrial setting of the old Phoenix Ironworks.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Virgin Records, Roger Dean will be launching a limited edition print of a new version of the iconic Virgin Records logo and will also be exhibiting some of his amazing, other-worldly landscapes.

The two-week exhibition will feature drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, ceramics, furniture, papercuts and an installation of film and images based on flight.

Artists involved include Frejya Dean, Peter Messer, Haydn Cottam, Andrew Fitchett, Irene Maro, Harold Mockford, Antony Hall, Marion Brandis, Sarah Walton, Stephanie Kirk, Geoff Aldred, Anne Marie O’Sullivan, Marco Crivello and Rachel Plummer.

‘British Rock Guitar’ will be the subject of Mo Foster’s talk on May 23 (7.30pm).

He has recorded and toured with a vast number of artists, including Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Brian May, Ringo Starr, Joan Armatrading, Gerry Rafferty and Hank Marvin.

A gifted raconteur, Mo will present an evening of amusing and revealing stories which chart the way the guitar transformed British music.

Tickets, £8, are available from the Brighton Fringe Box Office, Lewes Tourist Information Centre and Union Music Store, Lansdown Place.