Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Wagner, Hitler and the Jews

An illustrated talk by Michael Hartnall, to be held in St Michael's Church on 10 November 2017, at 7.30pm.  This talk should be of particular appeal to anyone interested in social history and the turbulent position of artists under the Third Reich.

In aid of ACTnow, tickets are £10. Email: amberleystmichael@gmail.com

Grant from Sussex Historic Churches Trust

We are delighted to announce the award of a grant for £10,000 from the Sussex Historic Churches Trust towards the cost of the work to be done on St Michael's.  With the money raised by our fundraising events and the first part of our Heritage Lottery Fund award, we have now raised over £54,000 towards our total. 

St Michael's has participated in the Sussex Historic Churches Fund "Ride & Stride" event for many years.  The funds raised from this event are split 50:50 between the Trust and the church, providing another welcome source of income.  We thank James Tolson for continuing to organise this event, and the participants from the village.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Amberley Sculpture Gardens 2017

The Sculpture Gardens event on 10 June was a great success.  The weather was perfect; the gardens were in beautiful condition; the sculptures were exhibited to great advantage; the musicians added greatly to the experience.  Over 400 people visited, and there were sales of artists' works in each of the five gardens.  The event raised £5,600 for the ACTnow Appeal.

How proud we were about the comments about our village  We attracted many people who had never been to Amberley before who said what a beautiful village we lived in and what a wonderful community spirit we had. The exhibitors were also very complimentary about the event

The list of people involved who gave their time so generously is endless, but we would like to acknowledge the help we got.  We thank Peter Strudwick for allowing us to use his field for parking and Peter Cozens and his team for managing it.  Cyndy Kennett and her team did a sterling job with teas.  We thank the ticket sellers who were at times rushed off their feet.  We thank the bar stewards for keeping the fizz flowing.   We thank the garden owners for allowing us the use of their beautiful gardens and the stewards who managed the crowds of appreciative visitors.  Suzie Coates did a wonderful job with signs advising people where to go. 

The ACTnow Team (now working on the next events...)

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Amberley Sculpture Gardens

Saturday 10 June 2017
3.00pm-8.00pm

Over 60 works by 20 artists displayed in five of Amberley's beautiful gardens.

Live music by St Martin's Voices from St Martin-in-the-Fields and jazz musicians from the Guildhall School of Music.
Afternoon teas, wine and soft drinks. Free parking.
Entry £10, includes a free glass of sparkling wine.

Amberley is one of Sussex's "show villages" and its gardens are stunning, creating magnificent settings for the sculptures, most of which are for sale.                                                                                                   Gale Force Nun by Philip Jackson
Artists exhibiting:
Maria Albiez                              Gill Lawson
Jane Bohane                             Allan Mackenzie
Tessa Clegg                              Abby Martin
Su-Peta Cloud                          Teresa Martin
Jon Edgar                                 Christopher Marvell
Graham Heeley                        Carol Orwin
Zeljko Ivankovic                       Alexandra Osmond-Jones
Philip Jackson                          Hazel Reeves
Michael Joseph                        Eve Shepherd
Belinda Kelland                        Alex Smith