Artists open up their houses for Christmas

Simon Nagle - Pink Dodo and Friends
Simon Nagle - Pink Dodo and Friends

More than 50 artists and craftspeople from Eastbourne and the surrounding area will show their work during Eastbourne Christmas Open Houses 2013.

The event is held over two weekends – November 30/December 1 and December 7/8 - and this is the sixth year they have opened the doors of their studios and homes at Christmas. They will show a huge selection of paintings, prints, photography, jewellery, clothing and more.

Most venues open Saturday and Sunday, mid-late morning to late afternoon. Among those opening are (both weekends unless stated):

Vicki Disney & Friends, 1 Chamberlain Road (11am-5pm)

Pippa Oliphant, 9 Chamberlain Road (11am-5pm)

Sunbee Studio (Lynette Sundby, Dave Carter, Liz Woolf, Alastair Dearie, Lyn Dale and Caroline Repchuck) 25 Victoria Drive (10am-5pm)

Pink Dodo and friends, 14 Vicarage Drive (11am-4pm)

Mary Shemza, 37 Milton Road, Eastbourne (11am-5pm both weekends)

The Drawing Room, 1 Green Street (9am-5pm)

Anna Barrell/Gemma Williams, 8 Milton Street (10am-5pm)

The Lounge, St Elizabeth Church, Victoria Drive (Nov 30 only, 2pm-6pm)

Nike Nash/Faye Brown, 9 Dillingburgh Road (10am-4pm both weekends)

Fiona Morrison/Liz Brown, 87 Willingdon Road (Saturdays, 10am-6pm, Sundays, 10am-5pm)

Ruth Fisher & Friends @ythe Glass House, 25 Kings Drive (10am-4pm)

The Big House, 49 Prideaux Road December 7/8 (11am-5pm)

Julian Sutherland-Beatson, 3 Dittons Road

Elda Abramson, 12 Werst terrace (11am-5pm)

Christine Chester/Roz Nathan, Studio 11, The Old Printworks, Wharf Road (Nov 30/Dec 1, 11am-5pm)

Sussex Fireplace Gallery, Units B2/B3, Chaucer Business Park, Dittons Road, Polegate (Eastbourne Group of Artsist exhibition)

Sheena Bourn/Nick Lyons, Granville Hill House, 59 Silverdale Road (Nov 30/Dec 1, noon-5pm, Dec 7/8, 11am-5pm)

Hydro H’Art Break, Margaret Turton, Hyrdo Hotel, Mount Road, open every day, Meet the artists Nov 30, 2.30pm-4.30pm

Eastbourne Group and four invited artists at Birley Centre, (10am-4pm)

Emma Mason Gallery, Christmas Emporium, Cornfield Road (10am-5pm)

Ruth Blackshall/Sarah Sands, 49 Broad Street, Lower Willingdon (11am-5pm)

High Jinx, 51 Broad Road, Lower Willingdon (11am-5pm)

Christmas with Hart and Home, 77 Brodrick Road, Hampden Park (11am-4pm)