Good support for the Artwave Festival

WAVES of people showed their support during a popular arts festival in Seaford. The Artwave event, which took place in the town and across the Lewes district, came to a close on Sunday and many venues reported having scores of visitors.

Among those open for the 16-day festival included artists at 54 Stafford Road, the Crypt Gallery, Whistles Cafe, Aberdeen House Pottery in Steyne Road and many more. As well as browsing and buying the art work on display at Stafford Road visitors could also enjoy a massage and yoga classes.

Siobhan Rowe, owner of Whistles Cafe, let paralympian and Seaford resident Kristina Veasey use the venue. The businesswoman said there had been a great deal of interest.

She said, “It’s been great, lots of people came into the cafe. Everyone had a positive response to it. It’s been different people coming in and having a look.”

The annual event also saw visitors to The Coach House Gallery in Alfriston and the URC church in the village.

One local photographer pleased with the response was Gay Biddlecombe. She has been at Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club, along with fellow photographer Kevin Parry and artist Sandra Chessum. There was also jewellery being sold at the venue.

Gay said, “It’s gone extremely well because the weather has been good and a very good venue, right on the promenade.”