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Singing the praises of our town

Residents of Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill are invited to take part in a new music project inspired by our lives on the South Coast. Janet Hodgson explains why she wants you to join the throng and the song.

Posted 16:38 Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 In: Community Arts Tags: , , , ,
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Project Art Works breaks through

The innovative Project Art Works is UK’s leading artist led organisation that works with people with profound intellectual impairment and complex needs. It was started 21 years ago. In Hastings. Since then it has inspired similar schemes across the country – with international links. Isn’t Hastings amazing? It is staggering what Hastings achieves with limited resources and massive enthusiasm and  ambition. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths applauds Project Art Works’ hard work.

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Illuminating West Street: A Winter Salon

Following a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the West Street Community Group will be supporting a year-long project researching, sharing and celebrating the history of West Street in Hastings Old Town. Xaverine Bates found out more.

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Everyone can draw!

That’s EVERYONE! If you have any doubts, come to Hastings Arts Forum on Saturday or Sunday, October 21 or 22, from 10am to 4pm and give it a try, writes HOT reporter John Cole.

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Zoom and HFS collaboration

This September, Zoom Arts is launching a brand new group exhibition celebrating the Hastings based charity HFS (Hastings and Rother Furniture Services) to produce an intriguing and informative exhibition to be shown at the Zoom Gallery, Warrior Square Station in St Leonards on Sea. Zoom Arts’ Susan Cleland writes.

Posted 13:22 Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 In: Community Arts Tags: , ,
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Hastings Museum welcomes donations to its collection

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery is celebrating it’s 125th Anniversary this summer, with an exhibition running from 24 June to 10 September. The museum is still happy to receive donations from people – from locally and wider afield.

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Try Zoom’s hands-on challenge this half -term

Creative opportunities – and relief from the election – for adults and children are available at the Great Hands-On Challenge in the Zoom Room this half-term. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 16:16 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 In: Community Arts Tags: , , , ,
Installation by Anna Atkinson

The Hive: A Circle of Sisters

The Hive is a new, rapidly growing group for self-identified women in Hastings. Founded by Sarah Bullock, a veritable powerhouse of embodied creative energy, it meets weekly on Tuesday evenings at St Mary in the Castle. HOT’s Xaverine M A Bates tells us more.

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