Art at the Almonry – Nature Now; what Next – Exhibition at the Almonry, until 30 June

We are delighted to welcome Kate Chapman, Amanda Prouten, Rebecca Lea Williams and Phillippa Egerton to the Almonry. Please come and see this group exhibition before it closes next week.

Philippa Egerton is a contemporary artist known for her evocative and thought-provoking works that often address environmental themes. Her pieces typically explore the impacts of climate change and human activity on nature. These artworks are a follow on from the Climate Change Exhibition held in May, at St Mary’s Church and this time she is showing miniaturised versions of the print paintings. They are all about Climate Change – what is happening, contributory man made activities, and future possible outcomes both good and terrible. The exhibition held at St Mary’s contributed to the establishment of the Battle Community Eco Action group for which Phillippa designed the logo.

This exhibition also includes three other artists involvement with aspects of nature.

Illustrator and printmaker, Rebecca Lea Williams is showing a selection of her rewilding series, exploring the ecology of the Kent coast surrounding Dungeness. Through her own exploration of the unique ‘end-of-the-world’ landscape, she has created multi layered heavily textured screen prints that reflect the unique shapes and colours of nature that can thrive in this quite hostile environment. In this series, taking inspiration from Derek Jarman’s iconic garden in the shadow of Dungeness Nuclear Power Station and the stark natural beauty of Dungeness’s protected reserve, Rebecca is exploring the theme of nature’s creeping hold over the most hostile environments and its return to barren land that our industries have left behind.

Sneak Peak

The deadline for entries is just days away! 

Feast your eyes on this stunning wild life garden a hidden gem right here in Battle!

Wheather you have a cozy courtyard, a blooming backyard, or a flourishng front lawn, please enter Battle in Bloom Competition. Fabulous trophies await the winners, and you’ll have the chance to make Battle Bloom even brighter!

www.battletowncouncil.gov.uk/community/battle-in-bloom

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this wonderful community event – there is a summer awards evening on 18 July at the Almonry, to which all entrants are invited.

 

Battle in Bloom 2024: Call for More Entries!

Battle in Bloom 2024: Call for More Entries!

Battle in Bloom 2024 is underway, and we extend our gratitude to everyone who has already entered. As summer approaches, we’ve noticed so many beautiful front gardens and community areas in and around Battle, but we know there are more out there that deserve recognition.

We need your help to find these hidden gems! If you have a garden you’re proud of, or if you know someone whose garden you admire (or envy!), please suggest that they enter.

The deadline for entries is just days away – Friday, 21 June.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this wonderful community event – there is a summer awards evening on 18 July at the Almonry, to which all entrants are invited.

Celebrate the beauty of Battle, enter now and show us what Battle has to offer! Your garden or your neighbour’s garden could be the next winner!

www.battletowncouncil.gov.uk/community/battle-in-bloom

 

 

Battle residents! This year, Sussex Day and Father’s Day are coming together for a day full of joy and community spirit

Battle residents! This year, Sussex Day and Father’s Day are coming together for a day full of joy and community spirit.

Date: Sussex Day & Father’s Day – Sunday 16 June

Location: Market Square

Time: From 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Equipment needed: Your own chair, Laughter, Music and Sussex love.

Battle Chamber of Commerce are bringing the community together with a fantastic gathering featuring live music, singing, and a lively band! Whether you’re there to celebrate the rich culture of Sussex or to honour the amazing dads in our lives (or both!), it’s going to be a great day.

Bring your family, friends, and neighbours to join in the fun and celebrate all things “Sussex-y”! 💙

Don’t miss out – mark your calendars now! 16 June

#SussexDay #LoveSussex #FathersDay #CommunityGathering #Battle #CelebrateTogether

It’s National Volunteers Week – thank you to Beautiful Battle

It’s National Volunteers Week and while we appreciate our volunteers every week, it’s a great opportunity to publicly SHOUT OUT “A very special thank you to BEAUTIFUL BATTLE” – we are incredibly fortunate to have such a dedicated group of volunteers!
Council extends its heartfelt gratitude for your exceptional service in looking after Battle’s floral displays and green spaces. Your dedication, hard work, and commitment have greatly enhanced the experience of Battle for visitors and residents alike. Each of you has played a vital role in making our town a welcoming and beautiful place to live and visit. The time and energy you have invested is deeply appreciated. It is through the selfless contributions of individuals like you that our community thrives.
Should anyone be inspired to join the ranks of this incredible group of individuals, Beautiful Battle can be found in Battle most Thursday mornings between 9.30am and 11am and can be distinguished by their blue Beautiful Battle polo shirts. They are normally to be found in the Almonry, Market Square or the Library area.
Alternatively should volunteering at the Tourist Information Point be more your thing, please email enquiries@battletowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01424 772210.
With renewed thanks!

Community Cinema Film Screening: Bob Marley One Love

Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley overcomes adversity to become the most famous reggae musician in the world.

 

Are you Competition Ready?

As the last bank holiday of May approaches, our gardens and green spaces are starting to look their best. Now’s the perfect time to put in that extra bit of effort to make them competition ready!

Battle Town Council invites all residents to enter the Battle in Bloom competition. Show off your green thumbs and help make our community even more beautiful.

How to Enter:

  1. Spruce Up Your Garden – Get your garden looking its best.
  2. Register – Visit our website – https://battletowncouncil.gov.uk/community/battle-in-bloom – to enter the competition.
  3. Attend – Share your interest with fellow entrants at a special awards evening in the Almonry on 18 July.

Prizes await the most stunning gardens!

Deadline for Entries: 21 June 2024

Join us in celebrating the beauty of our town and the hard work of our talented gardeners. Happy gardening!

Nationwide lighting of beacons for the 80th anniversary of D-Day

Join us on 6 June 2024 at 9:15 PM at Kingsmead, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day with the lighting of a beacon, symbolising the “light of peace” that emerged from the darkness of war. This is a nationwide event which honours the bravery and sacrifice of the Allied forces who fought for our freedom during Operation Overlord.

We invite all residents to come together for this special moment of remembrance.