A DAY TRIP TO DIEPPE

If you fancy a day trip to France, Newhaven is the closest ferry port to London in the UK. Transmanche Ferries operate a ferry service three times a day between Newhaven & Dieppe and in under just four hours you can travel from Sussex to Upper Normandy. If you’re feeling really adventurous, Dieppe has fast and convenient links to Paris.

Early in the 19th century, after the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Dieppe became France’s first-ever seaside resort. Parisians took to holidaying by the sea at Dieppe, with the first purpose-built Etablissement des Bains ( sea-bathing establishment)in 1822.The resort became a magnet for the British too, including a bohemian artistic set who appreciated the more relaxed atmosphere this side of the Channel during the Belle Epoque.

There are many things to do in Dieppe as well as places to visit nearby. For example, Dieppe is the closest resort to Paris, with a pretty pebble beach that’s good for swimming and sunbathing. For this reason, many tourists flock here from the capital each year. The beach is flanked by dramatic limestone cliffs and has famously inspired paintings by the likes of Monet and Gaugin.

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This year the diep~haven festival in Newhaven & Brighton is taking the theme of work: Work and Art, Work and the Body and Work, Non-Work and the Future of Work. Each of these is explored through the programme of artist film and discussion, which invites the contributions of national and international artists, academics, activists and festival audiences. The festival also presents four new commissions by this year’s Diep~Haven artists in residence, Coline Dupuis, Charlotte Perrin, Laura Morsch-Kihn and Alexis Manchion, who have each created new work in and around Dieppe and Newhaven.

Diep~Haven, cross-Channel festival of contemporary creation, returns to East Sussex for four days of artist presentations, screenings and discussions around the theme of WORK. The programme is divided between Newhaven and Brighton:

Wednesday 21 June
Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton
Work and Art: Screening and Panel Discussion
6.30-9.00pm

Thursday 22 June
Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton
Screening: The Future of Work and Death (2016)
3.00-5.00pm

Work, Non-Work and the Future of Work: Screening and Discussion
6.30-9.00pm

Saturday 24 June
Denton Island Community Centre, Denton Island, Newhaven
Diep~Haven Festival Film Programme
12.00-5.00pm

Presentation of Diep~Haven Festival 2017: WORK/ TRAVAIL + artists in residence
12.30-1.30pm

Sunday 25 June
Denton Island Community Centre, Denton Island, Newhaven
Diep~Haven Festival Film Programme
12.00-5.00pm

Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven
Film Screening: I Daniel Blake (2016) directed by Ken Loach
3.30-5.30pm

Programme curated by Rosie Hermon and Joanna Harrison