THE BEATING HEART of the Windmill

A Retrospective Art Event in paintings, photos, sound installations & performance by local artists.

Dates Open...

Saturday 22nd May 

Saturday 29th May 

Saturday 5th June 

Saturday 12th June 

Saturday 19th June 

Sunday 16th May 

Sunday 23rd May 

Sunday 30th May 

Sunday 6th June 

Sunday 13th June 

Sunday 20th June 

12:00 - 17:00


THE BEATING HEART is a retrospective exhibition by Amanda Rosenstein Davidson,

It is a tribute for musician Benjamin Frederick Tin who died of a heart attack May 2020.


Known as Tin he was born Phil Hurst 1959 in Liverpool, and was a kit drummer for various punk bands including Pete Burn's 'Nightmares in Wax' and 'Dead and Alive' from 1977 to 1988.


Tin created 'Urban Strawberry Lunch' with Ambrose Reynolds, a scrap percussion group in 1987 as a result of their music equipment being burnt in a fire. Called 'The Bunker Years' they debuted on Blue Peter and worked for schools and festivals in and around Liverpool.


At the same time Tin met Luke Cresswell (Stomp) and  formed 'The Urban Warriors', originally a two hander percussive performance at The Edinburgh Festival and Night of a 100 drums. Also appearing on TV shows such as The Tube, Acropolis Now!, No73 and the Heinekin advert as Stomp.


Tin moved permanently to Brighton and continued to work on innovative projects including 'Junk Soup-Sound Art 'with Artist Amanda Davidson from 2003 to 2005 for festivals.


A multi-talented musician, Tin was also bipolar. 

'Bye Bi-Polar Bear' is Amanda's new book dedicated to him and to give hope to all who suffer with Mental Health issues. Copies will be available during the event.


Everyone is invited to contribute to The Memorial Bunting which will 'Hug the Windmill' with names of anyone who passed away this past year during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Please come and write a name or a message throughout the event.


Inside the Windmill will feature paintings and words by Amanda Rosenstein Davidson.

Photography by Ray Gibson, Sound Installations by Philip Alexander Sugg and James Foz Foster.

Outside: An Interactive performance by scrap percussionist Ben Gates. 

Movement by Miriam (Mim) King and a walk-about play by Dorothy Max Prior.

With additional work by puppeteer Raven Kalinea. 

Times of each performance to be released throughout the event.

Tel: 01273 301004

Rottingdean Heritage, The Green, 
Rottingdean, East Sussex, BN2 7HA
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