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Jerwood volunteers

Make 2014 your creative year at the Jerwood!

The Jerwood Gallery is seeking volunteers to join its vibrant team as Gallery Stewards, supporting its work as a cultural hub in Hastings, and playing a key role in the network of coastal galleries across the South East.

Posted 13:33 Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 In: Arts News Tags: , , , ,
Hastings Arts Forum

New chapter opens for Hastings Arts Forum

It has not gone unnoticed that Hastings is changing – new shops, cafes, good quality art. Hearing murmurings of things stirring behind the establishment pillars of Hastings Arts Forum, HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths

Posted 13:39 Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 In: Arts News Tags: , ,
Kave Show

Post-A-Postcard! Show and sale at the Kave Gallery ends this Saturday!

Postpersons in Hastings and St. Leonards have been busy this month as SoCo Artists have teamed up with The Kave Gallery in Kings Road, St Leonards for a fundraiser exhibition of postcard sized artworks running until the 14 September.

Posted 17:10 Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 In: Arts News Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Studio Shelf Charleston

Charleston: Past, Present and Future

In September, Virginia Nicholson, granddaughter of the Bloomsbury Group’s Vanessa and Clive Bell, will be giving a talk at the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Charleston, Past, Present and Future, raising funds for local charity, The Sara Lee Trust. HOT’s Zelly Restorick spoke to her about her personal connections and recollections.

Inès Willaume Lille FR

From the middle of August through early October 2013, 11 artists will be working in Hastings and St Leonards making temporary projects inspired by the unique coastal landscape and maritime activities. They come from European port and harbour cities in south-east England, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland, as part of the ‘Ici et Là-Here and There’ project, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack

Works by Jo Redpath (photo: http://hastingspostcards.blogspot.co.uk/)

Hastings Old Town – centre of creativity

When we told friends in France that we were moving to Hastings, there were mixed reactions.  The usual one was “Why Hastings?” asked with an air of perplexity.  That was easily dealt with – it had happened entirely by chance.  But one friend followed it up with – “but there won’t be any cultural life there”.  I know what she meant: there’s no theatre to speak of and precious little in the way of classical music, writes Antony Mair.

Photo: Kevin Boorman/HBC

Idea-gathering for cultural mobilisation

The council’s invitation to the creative community to discuss how to turn the mobilisation around the failed City of Culture bid to advantage drew a large attendance. The community now waits to hear what the council proposes to do next, writes Nick Terdre.

Posted 15:48 Monday, Jul 22, 2013 In: Arts News Tags: , , ,
5/8/11- Pirate Day, Hastings seafront.

Taking our cultural bearings

Although Hastings failed to make the City of Culture 2017 shortlist, can this short-lived initiative prove the catalyst for boosting the town’s image as a cultural centre? A follow-up meeting on Monday may provide the answer, writes Nick Terdre.

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