Berwick Church

An ordinary looking Church in a sylvan setting in the English countryside with something quite extraordinary inside: Berwick Church is a good ten minute drive from Eastbourne (if you know where you are going), but it’s worth getting lost if you find your way there eventually, as I did. Inside, bright murals conceived during the war years by the Bloomsbury trio,  Quentin Bell, Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, cover the pulpit, chancel arch, nave walls and screen. Most of the time the little church in the South Downs is empty, so it’s easy to lose yourself in work reminiscent of Matisse, a major influence on Grant. If your cup is not runneth over with Bloomsbury art, return to the Toner museum in Eastbourne, where there are other Grant paintings

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