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Last Chance Saloon

Last Chance Saloon

‘In everyday speech, by British speakers of English, the term "last chance saloon" has been adopted to describe a situation beyond which hope or good fortune will greatly diminish. Because of its infrequent modern day use in relation to alcohol or bars, it is usually employed as a paralogical metaphor.

In this case it metaphorically refers to your last chance to come along to see our free Artists Open House at 13 Addison Road, Hove.

Yes, it really is nearly all over for another International Brighton Festival. And once again we have enjoyed the visits of hundreds of people coming to see us on the Seven Dials Artists Trail. We have had visitors from far-flung corners of the globe.

Viri Eislelt said..”I came all the way from Prague to see this Open House and was not disappointed!”

We have all been very lucky this year because the weather has been kind. This coming weekend, Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th May 2017, promises to be even better. The forecast is for lovely warm sunny Bank Holiday weekend. Just right for a wander round the leafy suburban streets of Brighton popping into welcoming and interesting artists houses.

Prize winner chooses print by Fran Slade.

Prize winner chooses print by Fran Slade.

While you are here you get a chance to enter our famous ‘Do You Feel Lucky?’ prize draw. Every weekend we shuffle the pot of entry cards and pull one out at random. The lucky winners are invited to come back and choose their prize from our selection of limited editions etc in the browsers. Or they can go online to make a choice from the 500 or so images on our website

At 13 Addison we have a lush and flowery garden with spaced out garden tables and chairs. This is where you can have a break and enjoy a bite of gorgeous cake or some other home made delights with your tea or coffee. Scattered amongst the flower borders are sculptures by Frances Doherty. A path leads to the top of the garden where Shyama has her studio, which is also open. You can see how she does her art and pick up a bargain from the extra display.

But of course you will also want to see all of our family show. In the house we have paintings, prints, acrylographs, cards, coasters, trays and table-mats by the Ruffell family. Shyama Ruffell does the floral, insect and butterfly range, Colin Ruffell does the black cats and cityscapes of London and Brighton, while Fran Slade does the rolling South Down countryside landscapes. Our friends and guest exhibitors are showing their collectable objects, silk scarves, ceramic sculptures, pottery and knicknacks.

13 Addison Road, Hove.

We are open from 11am until 6pm.

This is the last weekend!

This is your ‘last chance saloon’ but without alcohol.

I warned you.

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