The tennis is in an enclave … a few years ago – we could wander in, particularly early in the week – now security is tight (understandable) and the place is full, full of pre-Wimbledon tennis players … singles and doubles …
|Layout of Courts etc - the Towner Gallery is bottom left (south-west)|
… I can’t work out the tv bits either – not to say I’ve really tried – but the Beeb is only able to broadcast some matches – maybe the British ones …
|The cafe is under the mulberry colour that swirls around|
at the top ... opposite here is the new part of Eastbourne
College (school) ... perhaps they'll paint their white walls!
… but when the tennis is only quarter of a mile away – it’d be good to have the choices … but in general the ‘earth stations/ terrestrial', I guess! that I watch via the licence fee are sufficient … so I’ll whinge but put up with things!
|Here you can see the mulberry colour which is now above the|
cafe area; the white triangle below - with pink, blue and orange
- around it is where the #13 was written
Here’s a few more views … with some odd notations that happened …
|Can you see the sludgy khaki ... it does look as though it's not|
quite finished ... but the architectural lines of the building ...
make things a little challenging to tie images up - especially
when it is unfinished.
Painting by numbers – yes it happened … my lucky number (13) shows here … though turns out to be sludgy khaki colour – definitely not my favourite …
Though we could have had painting by socks …?
|Not the best - but you get the picture!|
This VIP made a mistake of going into the Towner as I was walking down for a few more photos (I don’t usually carry my phone/camera around with me – so quite often need to go back to places to take a photo … not sure of the name for that sort of person?!) …
|Man and pink socks - sight unseen|
going in the front entrance
… anyway back to ‘my man’ with the pink socks! – he had an appointment with the Chair of the Gallery … and though he disappeared inside – a troupe came out to see the painting’s WIP … so I asked, to everyone’s bemusement, if I could take a photo of said feet – socks are good!
|c/o Towner Website|
(clever I see he has a pink shirt on!)
David Dimbleby has been the chairman, since the Towner became a Trust in 2013, and is one of our finest television broadcasters, writers and presenters … who has hosted, written and presented various cultural programmes for the BBC … and my pink-socked man re-appeared with the great and the good of the Gallery. Poor chaps I hope they don’t read this!
On another visit I noticed that a workman had probably accidentally bashed the beautiful work … as there was a white patch … not small, but not large … so I kept returning – thinking I’d see one of the artists making reparations.
I did – it was the director of the London Mural Company … patching it up – he’d finished by the time I arrived – so was able to briefly chat. His dungarees were well spattered …
I emailed the marketing department of the paint company, who supplied the paint – they are an Eastbourne company, established 1904 – for some information about their sponsorship ... I got no reply: I’ll be visiting them – I don’t give up!
|Merchandise 'walk' at the back of the courts ... when|
I went again - it was a lot full ... talk about clutter
- I hope the visitors can move around - it is certainly
choc-a-bloc with paraphernalia
That’s it for now … pink socks posted, dungarees with the paint spats, while the mural was once again intact … the only challenge now are the many seagulls that live with us. How they’ll keep it clean in the year ahead – is perhaps another question I’ll ask.
Well our Mural has set my brain off listing other posts I could write up – so there’ll be more … and other things as I’ve been out and about locally …
|Practicing last week|
The next is about art … but under the #WAWTB banner – We are the World Blogfest … coming up at the weekend …
|Side view looking towards|
the sea ...
It is now spattering rain again – but the tannoy system is working … I shall just hope the weather gods will be kind to the tournament … but if it’s this hot – we could get another storm … still some years it’s blowing a hoolie and is very cold …
Happy Summer days …
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