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Red Underwing Moth © Helen Hunt

3 local artists make the Royal Academy

When Helen Hunt went up to the Royal Academy for the traditional ‘Varnishing Day’, she was delighted to discover two more members of Hastings’ arts community had their work on show. HOT’s Erica Smith asked her to tell us more about her day at the RA!

Hastings and Bexhill City of Culture 2017

City of Culture handbook

The local creative community has responded enthusiastically to the council’s eleventh-hour decision to enter a bid for the City of Culture 2017 award.

Posted 15:19 Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 In: Arts News Tags: ,
Bayeux Tapestry showing Harold's demise

The Hastings and Bexhill bid to be UK City of Culture 2017 was submitted on 30 April, after getting a good send-off from several hundred pirates outside the town hall, including several councillors. But will it be Saxon and Norman soldiers rather than pirates that clinch a deal for a 950th  anniversary year-long celebration of the battle of Hastings? HOT reporter, Chris Cormack investigates the basis for our bid.

Stade Saturdays

…they’re back!

Following on from last year’s inaugural success, Stade Saturdays return to Hastings this weekend with a quality line-up of international and local acts.

Posted 14:35 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 In: Arts News
Last Station

‘LAST STATION located & dislocated’

is the latest in a long run of successful projects by ONE TWO ONE, managed by local artist Mary Hooper and architect Elise Liversedge. HOT’s Xaverine Bates explains more about the project and its history.

Posted 20:50 Sunday, Apr 21, 2013 In: Arts News Tags: , , , , , ,
Bryony Kimmings

Domestic Disturbance evening raises funds on International Women’s Day

A fantastic £547 was raised by the School Creative Centre and riart Grrrls in aid of Refuge on International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March. Domestic Disturbance, which involved collaborations from over 50 women, was a riartous evening of performance, live art, knitting, exhibitions and scrumptious food. Xaverine Bates reports back on the outrageously quirky celebrations.

(c) BRIDGEMAN / David Brangwyn; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

St Leonards Writers at the Jerwood

St Leonards Writers and The Jerwood Gallery have collaborated to create an exciting community project, writes HOT reporter Joe Fearn. Each writer has written a story inspired by a particular painting, some from the gallery’s private collection, others from the current exhibition. A promenade performance on Tuesday 2 April will lead the audience through the gallery with the writers.

Posted 15:40 Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 In: Arts News Tags: , ,
Standing Wave Saint Clair Cemin

Helter-skelter and standing wave

Maquettes of the two sculptures shortlisted from seven internationally known artists’ works for Pelham Roundabout have been unveiled. HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to take a look.

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