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Museum to host Book Bugs sessions

While the central library is being refurbished, Book Bugs for babies and toddlers is being held at Hastings museum, which also has a varied programme of exhibitions, events and activities lined up for January. Nick Terdre reports.

The first Book Bugs session will take place on Wednesday 15 January, from 10 to 11.15am, and further sessions will be held at fortnightly intervals.

A workshop on lino printing – Love Lino! – will be given by printmaker, illustrator and teacher Fiona Pienkowska on the weekend of 25 and 26 January. Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Contact Fiona on 07763 805581 or at Fee £85.

The museum joins forces with Seaview Project for the homeless and insecurely housed to present No Labels, an exhibition of photos by John Stiles seeking to present those helped by the project free of the labels commonly applied to them by society. Runs from Friday 17 January to Saturday 8 March.

Archeology of the Link Road. East Sussex county archeologist Casper Johnson will give a talk on the findings of the excavations carried out last year by Oxford Archeology Unit along the route of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road. Saturday 18 January at 2pm. Entrance free.

The Four Seasons, a new selection of paintings from the museum’s collection, is on view in the Long Gallery. The different times of year are illustrated by artists such as Theodore Roussel, Carel Weight and George Graham. Runs until 4 January 2015.

Roman coin from the Wealdon hoard.

The Wealden Coin Hoard, one of the largest collections of Roman coins ever found in this country, is the subject of another ongoing exhibition which runs until Monday 31 March.

And there’s still time to catch The French Connection, an exhibition exploring the links between East Sussex and Normandy from the Middle Ages to modern times, as revealed in archive material from East Sussex Record Office and the departmental archives of Seine-Maritime, as well as the museum’s own collection. Ends on Sunday 19 January.

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, John’s Place, Bohemia Road, Hastings. Telephone 01424 451052.

Opening times in January: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm. Closed Monday.


Posted 11:14 Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 In: Arts News

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