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21 today

EAST is 21 years old this month and we had a small tea party to celebrate.  Members were joined by friends, Braintree Museum and Warner Textile Archive staff.  Some past EAST members were also able to join us.

As with all great celebrations we had a celebratory cake, our one kindly made by Anthea.  We had live music too supplied by Larry Berkovitz.

Thanks to everyone who made the afternoon a success.
More photos to follow.

The end of the journey ….

Between the Lines has now made its way home courtesy of our “man with a van”, David of D-2-D Courier Service who brought everything back from Landmark Arts Centre to Braintree Museum efficiently and safely.  All the time we were kept up to date with when things were picked up and delivered so we would thoroughly recommend this service.
Thanks also to the lovely, efficient staff at Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington – what a pleasure to work with and a beautiful space to hang our work.
Now E.A.S.T are busy working towards our next exhibition Following a Thread which opens at Braintree Museum, Braintree, Essex, UK on 22 April 2017.

Last chance to see

Don’t miss your chance to see Between the Lines at Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, TW11 – it finishes this weekend (Sunday 10th July 2016).

Ready, Steady, Stitch

E.A.S.T members – Felicity, Janette, June, Lorna, Melinda, Susan and Tricia held three workshops at Landmark Arts Centre alongside the Between the Lines exhibition on Sunday.


Many of our visitors chose to take their identity tags home, but we were pleased that others were very happy to share a selection for the gallery’s installation.


Some of our visitors started on the printing table before adding stitch or paper to their completed tag, and it was particularly nice to see visitors from the very young to adults joining in – several staying more than an hour enjoying a moment of creativity.




Thanks must go not only to the E.A.S.T members that made the journey across to Teddington, the E.A.S.T members who collected together ideas and materials to prepare for the day, the staff at Landmark, but also to the visitors who participated.



Setting up at Landmark

 Here are just a few images that I took when we were setting up at Landmark Arts Centre.  As you can see, Liz and June still look quite happy although it was the middle of the afternoon and they’d just spent quite a while hanging Melinda’s pieces which was not the only exhibit that was tricky to display.

E.A.S.T have moved

E.A.S.T packed their work up and it is now safely at our new exhibition venue.  The team will be at Landmark Arts Centre, in Teddington in South West London tomorrow to get our exhibition Between the Lines ready for display.  The exhibition will be open from Wednesday 15 June to Sunday 10 July 2016.
In celebration we have created this new blog site – so if you followed us on our old site, you need to change your bookmarks.  The old blog can still be accessed but will not be updated now.  You can visit it here.
Alongside the exhibition we have three very special events:
On Saturday 18 June 2016, Libby and her helper June will be running a workshop at Landmark Arts Centre called Lines of Communication.  Attendees will be shown how to create a mixed media panel with text, envelopes and ephemera.  Tickets were still available when we spoke to Landmark Arts recently and you do need to book in advance.  Although developed from our WW1 themed exhibition this workshop relates to themes of identity and text – so you can create your own very personal small panel.  Only £45 – contact Landmark Arts Centre direct to make a booking – call 020 8977 7558.
On Tuesday 21 June 2016, Susan and Janette, assisted by Carol, will be talking about the Between the Lines project.  Giving an insight into the stories behind the work and some of the techniques used. There is a charge of £5 but that includes the talk and tea.
On Sunday 26 June 2016, several members of the E.A.S.T group will be running a family drop in workshop – suitable for anyone aged from 3 to 93 (or over).  All materials will be supplied and the event is free, from 12 noon until 4pm.  Stay for a few minutes or a couple of hours.  No need to book. The event is running at the same time as the Teddington Fair – so plenty to see and do on the day.