Encountering Encounters: The Book

Encountering Encounters is a book that celebrates the first decade of our community art project embedded in the exciting, quirky and arty city of Brighton & Hove.

This beautifully produced 68-page book tells the story of how Encounters evolved and learnt how to make a contribution to our community.

To buy your copy of the book go to the ‘get in touch’ page.

Esquirlas Show 2021

For three weekends before Christmas Esquirlas will show an exciting collection of jewellery pieces that have been designed and hand-made in Florence. Each piece has unique features and makes an unforgettable but affordable gift. The Esquiras Collection can be seen on the 27/28 November, 3/4/5 and 10/11/12 December. Open from noon to 8pm each day

About Esquirlas

The word Esquirlas ¬†means in Spanish ‘the parts of the whole’

The intention of ESQ’s jewellery makers is to gather different views into a single voice.


The Arty-Shop

Many pieces by the artists featured in Encounters’ shows are available for sale throughout the year.

We can dispatch items by post or you can visit our Arty-Shop by on our open days or by appointment. See details on our ‘get-in-touch’ page.

"I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents."

Pablo Picasso

"A work of art is not an object, it's not a thing, it's a proposal for mankind, a proposal for society."

Waldemar Cordeiro

"Art is not what you see but what you make others see".

Edgar Degas