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Writing in their monthly email newsletter to all their subscribers, Rachers on Canvas provide an outline of an exciting arts and crafts fayre that is to take place at the Bay Hotel in Pevensey Bay on August Bank Holiday.

Rachers on Canvas is a savvy Pevensey Bay based online web project comprised of ‘two sisters and one platform’, managed by two local artists, Val and Chris Racher .

They say “our local Art, Crafts & Photographs [ACAP] group will be holding a fundraising Art & Crafts Fayre on Bank Holiday Monday 26 August.

“Members of the group will be setting up tables at the rear of the Bay Hotel and will be selling a range of crafts including knitted and crocheted items, paintings, jewellery, greeting cards, hats and bags, paperweights, art mugs, textiles, photographic gifts and candles. There will also be a book stall and art & craft materials for sale”.

They add “the group was set up in January this year and this will be the first occasion at which they have displayed our work to the public”.

The group is hoping to raise lots of money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice

The group meets weekly on Monday afternoons, from 1pm to 4pm, at the Bay Hotel, which they say “has made us very welcome”.

The newsletter also explains that there will be an opportunity to buy 2020 calendars by Annie Soudain. a renowned local printmaker, based in Fairlight, Hastings.

A member of Sussex Guild and the Rye Society of Artists, Annie’s work is in private collections in Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Her 2020 calendar ‘Heart Land’ showcases 12 of her beautiful linoprints which demonstrate her great love of nature.

Annie Soudain studied at Canterbury Art College and then qualified and worked as an art teacher. Now retired from teaching, she works full-time creating linoprints, mostly using the reduction method, wax-resist paintings on silk, and collages.