Art Event at Rottingdean Windmill in tribute to musician Benjamin Frederick Tin

Open every weekend until Sunday 20th June from 12-5pm at Rottingdean Windmill.


The Beating Heart is a retrospective art event in paintings, photos, sound installations & performance by local artists. Created by Amanda Rosenstein Davidson in tribute to musician Benjamin Frederick Tin who died of a heart attack in May 2020. Open every weekend until Sunday 20th June from 12-5pm at Rottingdean Windmill. 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 the Windmill will include 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. Known as Tin, Benjamin 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. More information here: https://www.rottingdeanheritage.org.uk/the-beating-heart