Extraordinary theatre in a unique space

Opens 4 Aug Click for Tickets

Celebrate the act of painting the sea and one Armenian man, Ivan Aivazovsky, who dared to do it differently.

UNESCO Anniversary - Aivazovsky 200

A man walked past a small house on the Crimean shores and saw a boy drawing on the wall.

"How disobedient," said the father.

"How talented," said the town architect. "This boy should go to the Zimpheropolsky School."

And so he did.

"This boy should go to the Imperial Academy of Art."

And so he did.

And the Tzar mused, "What a pity that there is no one who can paint seas."

And someone answered, "Indeed there is, your highness."

Part of the hidden Book Season, ExploreTheArch returns with an enchanting production inspired by the eccentric C20 recollections of Aivazovsky's grandson, stowed in turn in humble drawers in Paris and London. Wine bar provided by The Wine Shed.

Performance dates:
4th Aug 7pm
5th-13th 7.30pm
16th-20th 7.30pm

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Tickets also available from Bobo Flower & Garden Shop, 45b London Rd, St Leonards on Sea

Warning: this tale includes a Tartar bandit, Glinka and a violin, a statue of Apollo, Gogol and a pack of cards and an abundance of impetuosity. And "a magnificent estate, rather like fairyland," if Anton Chekhov is to be believed. "Such estates may probably be seen in Persia."


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