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Photo by Amy Shamblen/Unsplash, multicoloured paper ice cream decor

Bay Life understands that an arts and crafts shop may set up business in the Bay in the coming weeks and that discussions have taken place with regard to the possibility.

We talked to the new potential owners today (10 July), who told us ‘we have looked at a number of places, no decisions have been made, but you will be the first to know if anything happens”.

If the new shop were to go ahead, no doubt the news would be welcomed by the growing local arts community, which already enjoys the pocket art gallery at the Bay Hotel as well as a number of exhibitions and shows through the calendar year.

Arts groups are thriving in and around Pevensey Bay, led by the flagship group, Arts, Crafts and Photographs.

The Pevensey Bay Arts Journal is published four times a year by the group and is also based in Pevensey Bay in the appropriately named Val Prinseps Road. The third edition of the magazine, published on 27 July, covers news and arts events across six local villages.