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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: Battle of Hastings City of Culture Jeremy Birch Rachel Lever
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.

Posted 13:09 Friday, Jul 12, 2013 In: Arts News Tags: City of Culture Cultural Regeneration Symposium Kevin Boorman Rachel Lever
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: City of Culture Rachel Lever
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.

Posted 09:28 In: Arts News Tags: John Hodges UK City of Culture 2017
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: architecture Art elise liversedge light vessels LVs Mary Hooper ONE TWO ONE
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.

Posted 11:28 Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 In: Arts News Tags: Domestic Violence international women's day IWD Refuge riart Grrrls
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