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Best coffee places in St Leonard’s

After my post on Best Coffee Places in Hastings, I had many St Leonardsistas complaining that I had left their cafes out, despite me saying that I was only concentrating on Hastings Town Centre and the Old Town.  Well, now it is time to put that right, so off to St Leonard’s we go.



Sunday at the Sanctuary

This Sunday, 24 August, Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary hosts their annual Open Day.


How We Used to Live film still

Travel back to the 60s and 70s in a Rock ‘n’ Roll Double Bill

Whenever you go down the road in Britain, you travel not in three dimensions, but in four – the fourth dimension is the past.


One of the enchanted creatures at Mallydams Wood

Magical Mallydams

Apart from dropping off injured birds of various varieties, I’ve not been to the RSPCA Mallydams Centre at Fairlight to explore the acres of land they have there.


Scene from the Opera Garden Party © JJ Waller

Wanted: your take on St Leonards in a nutshell…

HOT regulars will have already read that JJ Waller, photographer and friend of HOT, is bringing out a book of his images of St Leonards and Hastings.



6,000-mile walker calls in at Hastings RNLI

Early this month Alexander Ellis-Roswell set out from Canterbury on a 6,000-mile walk around the coast of Britain to raise funds for the RNLI Lifeboats.



‘Slow Art’ at the Forum

Robin Holtom accompanies his exhibition, ‘Slow Art’, with a talk this Saturday 16 August at 2pm, entitled: 

“How to fail better”, where he explains the processes and approaches to this particular batch of work.



Portraits in the attic

‘A return to order’ is the unexpected name for a show by an artist who calls himself a ‘Dis-ist’ – HOT’s Erica Smith climbs the metal ladder into Rob Sample’s painterly garret to find out more.


Disappearing buses

Fight ESCC’s proposed bus cuts

ESCC is proposing to cut certain local bus services and wants to know how you feel and what you think.



Everybody DANCE! – fancy footwork not essential…

This weekend, a truly inclusive dance festival comes to Hastings and Rother.



Angie Braven, Tropical garden

Angie Braven, Tropical garden

Successful art sale for Gaza to be reprised

The art sale for Gaza organized by Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign in early August proved an enormous success. Now a second round is planned, also at the White Rock Hotel, in early September, as Hastings PSC’s Rachel Lever reports.

Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign, together with Hastings artists and public, have raised just under £4,000 for medical aid for Gaza. This is a fantastic result: Thank you Hastings! And there’s more to come.

We were all so busy stewarding and selling that we never stopped to take photos as over 150 people crowded into the White Rock Hotel for two hours of non-stop buying. What a buzz! In addition to the 50-plus high-profile artists from Soco and Hastings Arts Forum who had donated and sold well at a standard price of £50, we got offers of up to £60 for several works by unknown artists who had turned up on the morning with their offerings.

Aboriginal painting by Danny Mooney.

Aboriginal painting.

Two amazing and valuable Australian Aboriginal paintings had been donated, one of which sold for £1,500.

Many people were unable to attend, and there are some really first-rate works left, including one of the Aboriginal paintings, two valuable salt prints by Bruce Rae and work by Angie Braven, David Newham, Lynne Bingham, Nick Snelling, Adrienne Hunter, Robin Holtom, Danny Mooney, Suzan Aral, Jameson Keane, Hazel Brook and other sought-after local artists.

So Hastings PSC have decided to re-run the sale on the final day of our three-day Palestine Cultural Festival at Coastal Currents, also at White Rock Hotel, on the evening of Thursday 4 September, which was already planned as a party night with food, music and (we hope) dancing. There will be a fresh set of buyers, the works still unsold and any further donations of art which will be most welcome.

Watch this space and our Facebook page for updates and further details of times and news of what’s on the menu.

The photos show some of the goodies still available for the next sale.

From left, David Newham, Hazel Brook, Adrienne Hunter.

Palestine Cultural Festival Tuesday 2-Thursday 4 September, White Rock Hotel, 1-10 White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JU. For more details see Hastings PSC website. To donate works to the art sale telephone 07446 050440.


Posted 09:37 Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 In: Campaigns

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