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Above: Marie-Louise Miller Lombard and Mauricio Vincenzi

Alchemy in Silchester Road

It’s a sign of positive change when new purposes are found for old buildings… HOT’s Erica Smith visits her new neighbours in Silchester Road and discovers the chemistry between them…

Until recently 4a Silchester Road was a tattoo parlour, but going back in street history, it was a chemist’s shop – as can be seen by the stained glass vials in the upper windows. Now, there’s been another transformation into a flexible workspace / gallery / venue for film nights – the Old Chemist’s is what you make it!

The driving force behind the transformative space is two Silchester Road residents – artist Marie-Louise Miller and film-maker Mauricio Vincenzi. Between them, and their group of associate artists, they plan to use their space for painting, drawing, super8 and celluloid wonders, projections, photography, workshops, curating, residency, projects. There is even space for Anti-Music and Anti-Art – check out the workshop run by Jason Williams – details below!

Workshops for Coastal Currents are currently available for booking but please be aware that spaces are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!

Timetable of events and taster workshops

Please contact The Old Chemists to check availability and find out more about the workshop sessions. Each session costs £15. Contact details are at the bottom of this article.

Monday 1 September

Grand opening of ‘happenings’ at The Old Chemist during Coastal Currents 2014

Tuesday 2 September

A series of experimental drawing workshops with Marie-Louise Miller

Marks and Meaning

Creative Cooperation

A Visual Response

Wednesday 3 September

Stop-motion Animation: Digital & Super8 with Francesca Daisy Hill & Jay Toole

Thursday 4 September

Super8 and Standard8 Filmmaking with Mauricio Vincenzi

Film Night curated by Mauricio Vincenzi

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 September

Open Studios

Monday 8 September

Production Line with Cipriano Martinez

Tuesday 9 September

A series of experimental drawing workshops with Marie-Louise Miller

A Rhythm of Marks

Looking and Seeing

Wednesday 10 September

Performance Art and Installation with Charlotte CHW

Anti Music and Broken Art with Jason Williams

Thursday 11 September

Knit Your Memories Together with Janey Moffat

Cine/Media Archaeology with Mauricio Vincenzi

Film Night curated by Mauricio Vincenzi


For more information about the available courses, contact: 07940 524142
The Old Chemist: 4a Silchester Road, St Leonards on Sea  TN38 0JB

Visit Marie-Louise and Mauricio’s website here
Find out more about Endwell Film Productions here
And see some of Marie-Louise’s artwork here

Posted 15:27 Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 In: Community Arts

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